Issues: Arts and Culture

Senate Majority Ensures Affordable Housing For Loft Tenants

"Loft Law" Protects New York's Creative Community

June 9, 2010
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Statement from Senator Serrano: Restoration of Funding for State Parks and Living Museums

“As Chair of the committee that oversees the State Park system and living museums, I am thrilled that Governor Paterson and the Legislature have worked out a plan that will keep our parks open in time for Memorial Day weekend, and will allow us to enjoy all that our zoos, botanical gardens and aquariums have to offer in advance of the summer season.”

May 28, 2010
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Senate Acts to Keep Parks & Historic Sites Open

 

Lawmakers forge agreement with Governor to fund full operation of parks, historic sites

ALBANY (May 28, 2010)—State Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine today joined his colleagues in passing legislation (S.7988) that will ensure our state’s parks and historic sites are fully operational for families across New York State to enjoy this summer and as an attraction for tourists in need of goods and services from our local businesses.

May 28, 2010
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Senate Approves Members To Small Business And Historic Preservation Boards, MTA And State Council On The Arts

The New York State Senate confirmed thirteen appointees to key boards today, including members to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, the Small Business Advisory Board, the State Board for Historic Preservation, the Long Island State Park, Recreation & Historic Preservation, the Taconic State Park, Recreation, & Historic Preservation Commission, and the State Council on the Arts. Patrick J. Foye, Esq. (Sandspoint)Member, Metropolitan Transportation Authority

May 25, 2010
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Senator Valesky Receives Excellence in Historic Preservation Award from NYS Preservation League

SYRACUSE, N.Y.--State Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) was recognized for his leadership in authoring a game-changing economic development initiative, the Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit, by the New York State Preservation League.

May 17, 2010
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Serranos March at Bronx Puerto Rican Day Parade

New York, NY—  Senator José M. Serrano marched alongside Congressman José E. Serrano at the 22nd Annual Bronx Puerto Rican Day Parade.  The Senator, a lifelong Bronx resident, expressed great pride for his Puerto Rican heritage. “Puerto Ricans have made tremendous contributions to the Bronx, as well as to New York City as a whole, and today we celebrate our unique ability to cross cultural boundaries while remaining true to our roots.” said Senator Serrano, who Chairs the Senate committee that oversees Cultural Affairs.

May 15, 2010
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Committee Meeting: Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation Senator Jose M. Serrano, Chair 9:30 AM, Tuesday, May 18, 2010 Room 801 LOB

May 18, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
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Committee Meeting: Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation Senator Jose M. Serrano, Chair 9:30 AM, Wednesday, May 5, 2010 Room 801 LOB

THE COMMITTEE WILL BE ADDRESSED BY: Edward Maitino, Managing Dir., NYS Div. of Marketing, Ad and Tourism; and Members of the Tourism Advisory Council

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May 5, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
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Statement from Senator Serrano Re: Cuts to NYSCA in Governor Paterson’s $620 Million Gap Closing Plan

"As Chair of the Senate Committee on Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation, I am extremely troubled by Governor Paterson's most recent financial plan for the State. New York must grow out of this recession, and the Governor's proposed cuts to the New York State Council on the Arts, an agency that helps cultivate tourism and culture in our communities, is not a step in the right direction. 

April 27, 2010
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Senator DeFrancisco with Young Artist Award Recipient, Gregory White II

Senator DeFrancisco congratulates Gregory White II, who received theYoung Artists Award for playing the saxophone.

April 26, 2010
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Statement from Senator José M. Serrano Re: Alleged Misuse of Public Funds at the New York State Theatre Institute

"The recent report by the Inspector General alleging misdeeds within the administration of the New York State Theatre Institute has brought to light issues that are very troubling. "As Chair of the Committee on Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks & Recreation, I have seen, first-hand, the positive role the Arts play in New York's communities, and as a strong Arts supporter, I find these serious allegations extremely disturbing.

April 22, 2010
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Meeting of Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation Committee- April 21, 2010

The Senate Committee on Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation met on April 21, 2010 to discuss State Parks, Historic Sites, and Tourism.

April 22, 2010
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Committee Meeting: Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation Senator Jose M. Serrano, Chair 9:30 AM, Wednesday, April 21, 2010 Room 801 LOB

April 21, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
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Thrive at Your Library

Thrive At Your Library

By Senator John A. DeFrancisco

April 12, 2010
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April 6, 2010
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4/07/2010: Haitian Heritage Night

New York State Senator Shirley L. Huntley (2nd from Right) Councilman Leroy Comrie (3rd from Right) along with (from right to left) Patrick Lespinasse (Deputy Director for Public Policy and External Affairs for Verizon, Eslsle Accillen (Executive Director Of Haitian Americans United for Progress) and Fuljena Henri (PR and Media Relations liaison for Haitian Americans United for Progress) all received the “New York Mets Spirit Award” at CITI Field on Wednesday April 7, 2010 for their ongoing efforts to assist with the Haitian Earthquake Relief Effort.

April 6, 2010
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STATE OFFICIALS AGREE TO CHANGE NAME OF LEATHERSTOCKING REGION

(Utica) - Senator Joseph A. Griffo (R/IP/C - Rome) and Assemblywoman RoAnn M. Destito (D-Rome) announced that New York State, for tourism purposes, will be officially retiring the designation “Central Leatherstocking Region” and renaming the seven county area as “Central New York”.

The formerly known “Central Leatherstocking Region” encompasses the seven upstate counties of Broome, Chenango, Madison, Montgomery, Oneida, Otsego and Schoharie. 

April 5, 2010
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