View Arts inn Old Forge has announced “Telling Your Adirondack Story,” a virtual, interactive workshop with writing and publishing coach David Hazard, who will help storytellers focus on their most memorable Adirondack experiences and write about them. [Read more…] about Tell Your Adirondack Story Zoom Writing Workshop
In the Ravine
At the far edge
of the creek’s gurgle
sword ferns thrive in the shadows
up the bank in the cool
beneath cedar boughs.
In a piercing shaft of sunlight
a single strand of spider silk gleams,
while a white trillium flashes as shocking
as real love, so delicate and brilliant
in the dark forest gloom.
The Bloomingdale Neighborhood History Group, in the Upper West Side of Manhattan, will host Bloomingdale Goes to the Movies, a free online presentation set for Tuesday, September 22nd at 5:30 pm.
The hour-long program will take viewers back to the twentieth century when there were at least 17 theaters in the Bloomingdale neighborhood. Most of these 17 were built in the space of just a few years, starting in 1911, at a time when all of America was engaged in a full-on love affair with Hollywood. [Read more…] about Upper West Side Theaters Zoom Presentation
The Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor is now accepting applications for its IMPACT! Grant program. The grants range from $2,500 to $12,000 and will be awarded to municipalities, not-for-profits with a 501(c)(3) designation, and federally-recognized Native American tribes within the boundaries of the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor. [Read more…] about Erie Canalway Grants Available for Native Nations
This new presentation includes a new essay by music critic and scholar Thomas Larson and Aaron Copland’s iconic work Quiet City featuring trumpet player Chris Coletti and members of The Philadelphia Orchestra. [Read more…] about Quiet City: A Reverie for NY in the Time of COVID-19
Wind-spun cirrus clouds
Heaven’s cotton batting
Sky background that blue
we call “Adirondack blue”
St. Paul’s Ephesians letter
lays peace to a Quiet Mind
See how Black-eyed Susans
stare Autumn-ward now
The 3rd Annual Albany Book Festival, presented by the NYS Writers Institute at the University at Albany, is kicking off today, and will run through September 24th with all events online, free, and available on the Writers Institute’s YouTube Channel.
The event’s first presentation, a conversation with New York Times bestselling author of the novels Commencement, Maine, The Engagements, and Saints For All Occasions, J. Courtney Sullivan is now online. Sullivan’s fifth novel, Friends and Strangers, was published in June 2020.
The program features Polish violin virtuosa Kinga Augustyn highlighting the violin works of composers Grażyna Bacewicz, J.S. Bach, Fritz Kreisler, Niccolò Paganini, and Astor Piazzolla. Presented repertoire spans from Baroque to more contemporary selections, and features commentary by Auqustyn. [Read more…] about Violin Visionaries Program with Kinga Augustyn
“A bout of fisticuffs occurred at the freight depot yesterday afternoon in which several glove handlers were engaged. No less than forty spectators were present. No damage was done beyond desecration of the Sabbath,” The Morning Star of Glens Falls reported in its debut issue. [Read more…] about In 1883 The Glens Falls News Cycle Was Cut In Half
The Sanctuary for Independent Media in Troy, NY, is marking the tenth anniversary of WikiLeaks’ Collateral Murder: U.S. Soldier Ethan McCord’s Eyewitness Story, the community media arts production facility’s most watched film.
In it, McCord narrates military footage depicting the indiscriminate slaying of more than a dozen people in the Iraqi suburb of New Baghdad — including two Reuters news staff. [Read more…] about Troy’s Media Sanctuary Marks WikiLeaks Film Anniversary