Virtual series to feature winners of 2020 short film competition
Following the successful launch of its first-ever virtual film festival this fall, the Lake Placid Film Festival announced it will host a second online short-film series starting in February 2021.
“We know how hungry audiences are to see movies and gather with fellow film-lovers, and the response to our first-ever virtual film festival proved it,” said Gary Smith, chair of the Adirondack Film Society, the festival’s parent organization. “It was such a thrill to reach so many people from around the world. And instead of waiting until next fall, we’ve decided to do it again this winter.”
Dumping the bones on a gentle slope planted in tinted violet, pale pink to rose, candy corn yellow leaves, as parents stand by armed with rakes and shovels, observing with their crotchety independence how good it must be to be a child again. To be free again, to see a December sunset cast its ochre-brown, saddle-shaped, conspicuously veined light, eyelash like thin, over the gelatinous flesh of a family’s front yard. Siblings sunken in soil, that rich manured soil, soon to become melting snow banks, scattered on rich, brain-shaped humus.
Rural meets urban, when the Adirondack Center for Writing and Bowery Poetry Club collaborate for a brand new event. When Lightning Strikes has been designed to introduce new poets to Adirondack audiences, and new audiences to Bowery Poetry Club poets.
When Lightning Strikes is taking place at 7 p.m. November 9, and hosted by Jive Poetic, featuring Mahogany L. Browne, Adam Falkner, Carlos Andrés Gómez, Omar Holmon, Cynthia Dewi Oka, and Ramya Ramana. The event is live online at the Bowery Poetry Club’s website and live on Facebook. All are invited to tune in for a sliding scale donation of $5-15 payable at paypal.me/adkctr4writing to be split between the two organizations.
Starting today (November 6), hikers are invited to join the Saratoga PLAN trails scavenger hunt, on select trails. Search for palm-sized rocks painted with inspirational messages that will be hidden along stretches of the Henning Preserve in the Town of Wilton, Orra Phelps Preserve in the Town of Wilton, and Bog Meadow Brook Preserve in Saratoga Springs. Collect meaningful rocks for you or a gift to others.
The project is intended to be more then just a fun way to visit the trails, Alex Fylypovych PLAN’s community engagement manager explains: “People find inspiration in so many ways. Some people find inspiration from walking in the woods or sitting by a stream. Others find it through art. With this project, we’re sort of combining the two… Sharing the message from your rock may reach someone else who could benefit from the uplifting note,” she says. Saratoga PLAN asks that any rocks collected be shared on social media using the hashtag #SaratogaPLANrocks and tagging @SaratogaPLAN. “Spread the inspiration and the joy,” says Fylypovych. “We can all use some more positivity this year.”
The #SaratogaPLANrocks project was made possible through a collaborative effort between Saratoga PLAN (Preserving Land and Nature) and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals. Regeneron’s annual Day for Doing Good pairs its employees with various Capital Region nonprofits in order to service their community. Over 50 Regeneron employees painted and hid more than 100 rocks. The project takes inspiration from the nationwide Kindness Rock Project and the Block Island Glass Float Project.
Rocks will not be hidden more then one foot from the trail in order to protect delicate vegetation.
The Adirondack Architectural Heritage (AARCH) provides resources to teachers and educators all over Northern New York.
Their work in regional education, advocacy, and technical assistance expands K-12 Art, Science, Technology, Math, English, and Social Studies curriculums all over the region.
A resources page on their website, available at this link, showcases what AARCH offers in helping students and teachers delve into a new learning environment, allowing them to build an understanding around historical preservation in their respective communities.
The Essex County Arts Council is looking to hire a part-time arts administrator. The position is an average of 30 hours a month, with more/less hours depending on the time of year. Duties include grant administration, marketing and communications support, and event support.
Application receipt deadline is Monday, November 16, 2020. Application should be made to Essex County Arts Council, c/o Tony Kostecki, President and may be emailed to [email protected] or mailed to Essex County Arts Council, PO Box 187, Westport, NY 12993. Include a cover letter, brief resume, and three references with contact information.
On a dark and scary Friday night this coming Oct. 30, the Ndakinna Education Center is proud to present the Twenty-Second Annual SCARY STORY NIGHT. This evening of spooky Native tales will be hosted by the well-known storytelling trio of Joseph, James, and Jesse Bruchac. Due to Covid-19, this year we will be broadcasting the performance via Zoom.
In 2012, TAUNY folklorist Hannah Harvester received an Archie Green Fellowship from the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress to document the occupational folklife of dairy farmers and farm workers in the North Country. We’re thrilled to announce that TAUNY’s “Dairy Farm Workers in New York’s North Country” Occupational Folklife Project is now online! Click here to learn more about this project, listen to the interviews with North Country dairy farm workers, and see photos of life and work on local dairy farms.
I knelt to praise the day And opened my heart To an open empty milkweed pod Glowing ambergold inside its hollow husk It reflected the rising sun from the east While moonlight dazzled its icy other side Capturing sun and moon that precious moment Not unlike those of us Who are not rooted in the wild field And on rare occasions both Glow with our heart’s love And reflect a lover’s rapture.
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