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Andy Warhol Inspired Performance at The Rockwell | Upcoming Urban Arts Crawl

March 27th, 2017

The Rockwell Museum is pleased to announce a Corning Community College student performance scheduled for the two upcoming Urban Arts Crawls this spring, March 31 and April 28. The public is invited to stop by to meet the eternal Andy Warhol who will be roaming through The Rockwell, as well as his art which will speak for itself. Quite literally, the subjects of Warhols "Cowboys and Indians" series of silkscreens will appear in human form to speak to an Urban Arts Crawl audience. President Theodore Roosevelt...

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Opening April 8th- Curious and Curiouser: Surprising Finds from the Rakow Library

March 27th, 2017

From advertisements for glass eyes to patents for preserving the dead in glass; from glasshouse dollars to drawings by world-famous artists such as Thomas Benton, Jean Cocteau, Salvador Dala­, Giorgio de Chirico, Eric Gill, Fernand Lager, Henri Matisse, Georgia Keeffe, and Grant Wood: these rarely seen wonders are some of the curious and surprising objects from The Rakow Research Library of The Corning Museum of Glass. Artists, researchers, authors, and glass enthusiasts of all kinds use the Rakow Library's...

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The Rockwell Museum and Elmira First Graders Team up on Artist in Residency and Student Art Exhibit

March 24th, 2017

Today, teachers, parents and students of Diven Elementary School in Elmira celebrated the artwork of first grade students who participated in the Great Circle Artist-in-Residence, a collaboration between The Rockwell Museum and the Elmira City School District. For the last five weeks, visiting artist Aleta Wynn Yarrow worked with each class and provided an opportunity for students to experience many types of art, including clay, book arts, drawing, and writing, through individual and group work. Problem sol...

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GlassFest Adds Field of Honor to Recognize Veterans

March 23rd, 2017

Corning’s Gaffer District and Corning Veterans Engaged to Support
(C-VETS) introduce the Field of Honor as an important new element during GlassFest this year. 

Throughout Memorial Day Weekend, May 26–28, 2017 as many as  270 flags in the Field of Honor will be displayed in Riverfront Centennial Park. The public can sponsor a flag for a veteran or purchase one for themselves—the cost to sponsor a flag is $35, and the net-profit will go to C-VETS. If a flag is purchased online there will be a $1.40 service ...

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Lecturer Explores Connection Between Suffrage and Cycling

March 22nd, 2017

In honor of the 100th anniversary of the passage of woman suffrage in New York State, the Geneva Historical Society's Spring Lecture Series is focused on Women’s Rights history. The second presentation in the series is a Public Scholars program brought to us by Humanities New York. Ellen Gruber Garvey will share “Women on Wheels: How Gilded Age Women Found Freedom through Bicycling, Fought Against People Who Tried to Stop Them, and Why It Matters Today” on Friday, April 7, 2017 at 7 p.m. This program, which...

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WGI repave earns National Asphalt Pavement Association ‘Quality in Construction’ Award

March 21st, 2017

The repaved racing surface at Watkins Glen International has been the recipient of many compliments since its unveiling at a pre-season ceremony nearly one year ago.

Another endorsement recently came from the National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) in the form of a “Quality in Construction Award”, recognizing “excellence in asphalt pavements for 2016.”   

NAPA’s Awards Program presents special opportunities for recognizing and encouraging excellence. The program continues to expand new categories. Re...

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Your Town is Their Adventure! Chamber to Host Hospitality Training in May

March 20th, 2017

The Watkins Glen Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the TALES Hospitality Training, presented by the Chamber’s Tourism Taskforce.

            Date:               Tuesday, May 23, 2017

            Time:               8:30am – 5:15pm

            Location:         Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel (16 N. Franklin Street, Watkins Glen)


TALES stands for Tourism and Leisure Exchange Summit and it is themed around the idea that our town is a visitor’s adventure! This all day summit will feature fun and i...

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A Celebration Party at The Source at Factory No. 2

March 20th, 2017

The Source at Factory No. 2, 85 W. Market Street, has added a new element to their offerings. The Bar, featuring local wines and beers, wine smoothies, beer cocktails, and even mimosas is now open.

Located at 85 W. Market Street guests are invited to attend the Celebration Party from 11am–8pm on Saturday, March 25, complete with special promotions, wine, beer, and food samples, music, plus guest chef appearances at The Source.

  • a buffet of their culinary creations including some of their Brunch Deli...

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Exhibit Traces Contours of Art History

March 20th, 2017

This month, the Davis Gallery at Houghton House will unveil a new art exhibition, “Theory and Practice,” featuring 33 pieces by 30 different artists. The opening reception will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, March 24.

The exhibit attempts to make sense of the diverse catalogue of styles that proliferate in contemporary art, from Conceptual Art to Post Modernism. The art will display a topical and thematic narrative, beginning with abstract art of the 1960s and 1970s, moving onto contested issues of...

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Call for Vendors at the 2nd Annual Health & Wellness Fair

March 17th, 2017

Reserve your business or organization’s booth before space runs out!

Watkins Glen, NY – Cayuga Health System (Schuyler Hospital and Cayuga Medical Center) and the Watkins Glen Area Chamber of Commerce have come together to host the Health and Wellness Fair in Watkins Glen. This is the second annual event, following a very successful inaugural event in 2016. Now is the time for businesses and organizations to reserve their booth!

Date:               Saturday, May 13, 2017

Time:               10:00am – 2:0...

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