Issues: Arts and Culture

Elba Onion Festival Parade

Friday, August 7, 2009 - Senator Ranzenhofer walks with Assemblyman Hawley in the Elba Onion Festival parade.

August 7, 2009
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Senator Squadron Posts Community Calendar on Web Site

Senator Urges Local Groups to Submit Community Events

Public Event Listing Next Step in Senator Squadron's Multimedia Outreach

New York, NY--State Senator Daniel Squadron announced his "25th Senate District Community Calendar" today on his web site squadron.nysenate.gov, offering a new venue constituents can visit to find out about events in the district and opportunities to participate in community life.

August 3, 2009
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Roosevelt Island Accessibility Study

A 2008-2009 Studio Project by Hunter College, Department of Urban Affairs and Planning

The Roosevelt Island Accessibility Study was a studio project conducted for 2008-2009 at the request of New York State Senator Jose Serrano’s office.

The report is available for download from the AccessRI page at  http://accessri.blogspot.com/.

If you have comments about the report or any aspects of the studio project, please feel free to write to:

July 28, 2009
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Senate Passes Aubertine Bill to Create 1812 Commission

 

Commission will promote tourism relating to the War’s 200 year anniversary

ALBANY (July 22, 2009)—The New York State Senate has passed legislation sponsored by Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine to create a commission to commemorate the 200th Anniversary of the War of 1812 (S.5603-c).

July 22, 2009
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Saving Arts Education from Politics

Gotham Gazette

by José M. Serrano

July 6, 2009

CLICK HERE for the article on the Gotham Gazette website.

July 6, 2009
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August 15, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Serrano Marches in the 52nd Annual Puerto Rican Parade

Senator Serrano made his annual trek up Fifth Avenue during the Puerto Rican Day Parade, which was held on Sunday, June 14. The parade, which attracts more than one million people, celebrate the history and culture of the Puerto Rican people.

“I am never more proud of my Puerto Rican heritage than I am on this day,” said the Senator, who joined his father, Congressman José E. Serrano, on the parade route. “Today we come together as one community, united in our strength, our priniciples and the extraordinary contributions we have made to this city.”

June 17, 2009
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Sen. Foley and Assemblyman Phil Ramos Celebrate the Puerot Rican/Hispanic Day Parade in Brentwood

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June 8, 2009
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Sen. Foley Joins Parade Goers at the Puerto Rican/Hispanic Day Parade in Brentwood

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June 8, 2009
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Sen. Foley and Constituents During the Puerto Rican/Hispanic Day Parade in Brentwood

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June 8, 2009
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Sen. Foley Takes a Moment Away from Puerto Rican/Hispanic Day Parade to Greet Local Residents

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June 8, 2009
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Sen. Foley and Constituents Celebrate the Puerto Rican/Hispanic Day Parade in Brentwood

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June 8, 2009
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Sen. Foley with Constituents at the Puerto Rican/Hispanic Day Parade in Brentwood

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June 8, 2009
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Sen. Foley with Dignitaries before Kicking-Off the Puerto Rican/Hispanic Day Parade

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June 8, 2009
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Celebrating our Diversity: Sen. Foley Marches in the Puerto Rican/Hispanic Day Parade in Brentwood

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June 8, 2009
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Serrano Bill to Strengthen Gun Control in NY State Parks Passes Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks & Recreation Committee

June 4, 2009

Albany, NY – Senator José M. Serrano moved quickly to ensure safety at state parks, in the wake of a reckless pro-gun provision that moved through Congress last month.

The provision, tucked into a bill on credit card rules, allows park visitors to carry concealed weapons in national parks unless otherwise prohibited by state law.

June 4, 2009
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Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks & Recreation Committee Meeting- June 4, 2009

Serrano Bill to Strengthen Gun Control in NY State Parks Passes Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks & Recreation Committee. Presentations from members from the NYS Tourism Advisory Council and Assemblyman Steve Englebright, Chair of the Committee on Tourism, Parks, Arts and Sports in the New York State Assembly.

June 4, 2009
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Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation Committee Meeting

As part of his commitment to a more engaging committee process, Senator Serrano will be welcoming the New York State Tourism Advisory Council to this week's Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation Committee meeting. The Tourism Advisory Council includes a number of the State's private sector leaders within the tourism industry. The Council will be on hand to explain their efforts and to discuss the State's tourism outlook for the next few months.

June 4, 9:30 AM - 9:30 AM
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Senator Valesky Announces Funding Available for Farmers’ Markets Capital Improvement Grants

SYRACUSE, N.Y.—State Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) today announced that $150,000 in matching grants will be available for capital improvements to New York State farmers’ markets. The $150,000 fund was earmarked in this year’s Enacted Budget as part of the Grow New York program. The purpose of the fund is to construct permanent infrastructure to help increase access to New York-grown and produced food. More than 30 farmers’ markets are located in Central New York. 

June 3, 2009
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