Issues: Arts and Culture

Senator Bonacic At Ellenville's Shawangunk Mountain Wild Blueberry Festival

Senator Bonacic visited the annual Shawangunk Mountain Wild Blueberry Festival in Ellenville on August 9, 2014 which celebrates good music, great people and, of course, terrific blueberries.  Here is the Senator with Tammy Boylan, owner of Gardiner's Wrights Farm.

 

August 11, 2014
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Senator Bonacic Visits Shawangunk Mountain Wild Blueberry Festival, Ellenville

Senator Bonacic visited the Shawangunk Mountain Wild Blueberry Festival on August 9, 2014, in Ellenville.  "This event celebrates one of the most beautiful spots in Ulster County, as well as good music, great people and of course, terrific blueberries," said the Senator.  Here is the Senator in the historic Hunt Building with (l to r) Deb David, Ann Bowler and Jane Eck.

 

August 11, 2014
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Broad Street Pavilion Ribbon Cutting

MOUNT VERNON, NY - State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester), joined by Mount Vernon elected officials and community leaders, unveiled the newly renovated Broad Street Pavilion on the evening of Saturday, August 9th. The official ribbon cutting was followed by a viewing of “Despicable Me II,” for Fleetwood families to enjoy. The movie was part of Senator Klein’s Summer Movie series which provides free screenings and popcorn at various locations throughout the 34th Senate District during the summer season.

August 11, 2014
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Hastings Flea Market

Senator Stewart-Cousins at the Hastings Flea Market on Sunday afternoon, August 10th, showing support to local artisans and vendors of the lower Hudson Valley. The Hastings Flea Market was established in 2013 "to bring together the best handmade jewelry and unique crafts, along with vintage and antique home goods and furniture as a way to showcase Hastings' own incredible talent and taste alongside fellow Hudson Valley artists and curators". For more information, visit www.HastingsFlea.com.

August 11, 2014
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Senator Klein Announces $150,000 Capital Grant for Wave Hill to Renovate Historic Glyndor House

BRONX, NY - State Senator Jeff Klein announced a $150,000 capital grant he secured this year that will go towards completing the exterior renovation of historic Glyndor House and to installing permanent lighting on the grounds.

August 7, 2014
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Westchester County Indian Heritage Celebration

The Westchester County Heritage Celebration continued on Sunday, August 3rd, this time celebrating the Indian heritage where Senator Stewart-Cousins spoke about her appreciation for the culture and presented a proclamation. 

August 4, 2014
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Senator Serrano Celebrates the Bronx's 100th Anniversary at "Boogie on the Boulevard"

(Bronx, NY)- Senator Serrano celebrated the Bronx's 100th anniversary on the Grand Concourse with "Boogie on the Boulevard," a celebration on the Grand Concourse.  The center lanes were closed to cars and open to festivities that included music, activities and programs hosted by art/cultural, civic, health organizations and artists. 

August 3, 2014
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Stavisky Honors Gujarati Samaj of New York on their 40th Anniversary

Flushing, NY—Senator Toby Ann Stavisky (D-Flushing) honored the President and Board of Directors of the Gujarati Samaj of New York on their 40th anniversary for their nearly half century of service to the community.

August 1, 2014
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RITCHIE REUNITES WITH “MR. BAND”

State Senator Patty Ritchie visited the St. Lawrence County Fair this week, attending the event’s “Band Day.”

During the awards portion of the day, Senator Ritchie presented Carlton Peck, also known as “Mr. Band,” with an official Senate Proclamation commemorating the 50th edition of band awards. 

July 31, 2014
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Westchester County Italian Heritage Celebration

During the summer, Westchester County hosts various cultural heritage celebrations at parks throughout the county to give residents and visitors the opportunity to experience the different foods, music, and traditions that each culture bring to Westchester. Senator Stewart-Cousins joined in on the celebration of the Italian heritage on Sunday, July 27th which was held at Kensico Dam Plaza in Valhalla, NY, spending time getting to know her constituents including members of the Order of the Sons of Italy in America, pictured here with the Senator. 

July 29, 2014
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Seward Grant Will Help Preserve Sherburne's History

SHERBURNE, 07/26/14 – State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I-Oneonta) today joined in the grand opening of the Sherburne Historic Park Society’s new museum building and announced a $50,000 state grant he secured to help with construction costs.

“The Town of Sherburne is a picture perfect example of upstate New York life with a rich history and traditions all its own,” said Senator Seward.  “This new museum will serve as a testament to Sherburne’s past while adding to the quality of life for residents and offering tourists another reason to visit Sherburne - a plus for our local businesses.” 

July 27, 2014
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Senator Serrano Celebrates the Annual Bronx Dominican Day Parade

(Bronx, NY) - Senator Serrano marched in the annual Bronx Dominican Day Parade, which took place along the Grand Concourse, south from East Tremont Avenue to East 167th Street  in the Bronx. The parade, which is widely attended by thousands of people across all nationalities,  honors and celebrates the history and culture of the Dominican people. 

July 27, 2014
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Senator Klein's Summertime Symphonies 2014

Please join me for my annual Summertime Symphonies and Outdoor Movie Nights! They are free of cost and open to all.

July 26, 2014
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RITCHIE MEETS WITH CNY ARTIST VIVIAN GOLDING

State Senator Patty Ritchie met recently with Oswego County artist, Vivian Golding, whose computer- generated still life “Sprig of Flowers” had been on display in the Senator’s Oswego office since last fall.

July 25, 2014
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Geva Theatre Announces Agreement with Woodbury Place

I was pleased to join my colleagues in government and representatives from Geva Theatre this morning to announce Geva's agreement with Woodbury Place. Formerly Merkel Donohue warehouse, this building will be re-purposed to house actors and actresses performing at Geva Theatre. Located just steps away from Geva Theatre in the Washington Square neighborhood, this project enhance the revitalization of Downtown Rochester. 

To see more photos from this event, click here

July 22, 2014
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Leader Stewart-Cousins Receives the "Most Coordinated Boat" Award at the Adirondack Challenge

Leader Stewart-Cousins accepting the "Most Coordinated Boat" award from Governor Andrew Cuomo on Sunday, July 20th following the Adirondack Challenge, with Senator Gianaris and Senate Democratic Conference staffers. As she accepted the award, the Leader said, "We are all ambassadors for Upstate." The Adirondack Challenge highlights the summer tourism opportunities in the region, including outdoor activities such as rafting and fly fishing. The event, held in Indian Lake this year, attracted elected officials, tourism industry leaders and summer enthusiasts to Upstate New York.

July 22, 2014
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Celebrate Greenburgh!

Senator Stewart-Cousins with constituents and other elected officials celebrating the Town of Greenburgh on Saturday, July 19th.

July 20, 2014
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Senator Serrano Marches in the Annual NYC Pride Parade

(New York, NY)- Senator Serrano participated in the annual New York City Pride Parade. The annual parade takes place along Fifth Avenue in Manhattan and is part of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month. LGBT Pride Month honors the 1969 Stonewall riots in Manhattan, which was a tipping point in the LGBT rights movement. 

June 29, 2014
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Legislative Notebook: State Initiatives of Interest to Veterans

Here is a partial listing of bills I have supported this session to aid New York’s former servicemen and servicewomen. These initiatives will now go to Governor Cuomo for final action.

-- Legislation I co-sponsored was passed by both houses (S.7839, first introduced as S.4714)) to extend the Military Service Credit Law of 2000 to all veterans who have served in the military. Right now, public employees who served in the armed forces may purchase up to three years of pension credit only if their military service occurred during specified conflicts. This measure will expand this opportunity to public employee veterans who also served their country in peacetime.

June 26, 2014
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Senator Serrano Celebrates "Roosevelt Island Day"

(Roosevelt, Island, NY)- Senator Serrano joined the Roosevelt Island community in celebration of "Roosevelt Island Day." Roosevelt Island Day occurs annually and is an action packed day of activities for the entire community. 

June 21, 2014
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