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Virtual Entertainment

Posted: 4/2/2020

Virtual Entertainment

You don't have to leave your home to have a great museum experience! Check out these creative ways local businesses and museums are offering  virtual entertainment for all ages!

Adirondack Experience
9097 State Route 30
P.O. Box 99
Blue Mountain Lake, NY 12812
(518) 352-7311

Adirondack Experience, The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake has launched a new digital experience – ADKX@HOME. This new website focuses on our pandemic collecting initiative, delivering fun educational activities for the whole family, and making the ADKX’s world-class collections and experts accessible to the public in new ways.  

ADKX staff are now working to deliver curriculum-based learning modules to teachers and students at home as well as resources and activities for the whole family to enjoy. These activities include ADKXpositions – a weekly Adirondack-themed writing prompt to inspire young creative writers; and Folklore Fridays – a video series delivering stories of regional legend and lore with lessons on how to create your very own Adirondack tall tale.
 
Several of the new online activities including Design Your Own Hermit Hut and Where’s Noah center on the lifestyle of famous Adirondack hermit Noah John Rondeau. Visitors can also download our whimsical Adirondack coloring and activity pages featuring several drawings by Arto Monaco.
 
Additionally, the new webpage offers a look at ADKX Featured Collections reflecting on the stories of the healing power of the Adirondacks, the quiet beauty of the landscape, and people who have lived, worked, and played here. Visitors will also find a fun assortment of artwork from our collection as well as photos of campus that can be used as virtual backgrounds for conference calls, check-ins, and other virtual communications.
 
For ongoing updates about the ADKX and its virtual programming, please visit www.theadkx.org


Fort Ticonderoga
102 Fort Ti Road
Ticonderoga, NY 12883
https://www.fortticonderoga.org/

Find an array of content from Fort Ticonderoga at their Digital History Center including an online collection database, "A Soldier's Life" and their YouTube channel.


Fort William Henry Museum
48 Canada Street
Lake George, NY 12845

Click here to read about the history of Fort William Henry and to access an interesting timeline of history at the Fort including the French & Indian War conflict.


The Hyde Collection

Find a range of virtual programs available for all ages on The Hyde's website.

Also, The Hyde launched a new virtual interactive game on March 30!

Watch the video below to get started, and then head to their Facebook page to join in on the action.

Can YOU guess which permanent collection artwork fills the frame? Hints will be provided throughout the day, and the answer will be revealed at 5pm. (To help you make guesses, search our collection online.) Each week a new challenge will be posted followed by a complementary post packed with information about the artwork by The Hyde Collection staff.

Also, enjoy an audiotour* from the comfort of your home!

NEW Hidden Histories: Monsters and Heroes with Hyde curator of education, Jenny Hutchinson.

This themed tour looks at objects inside Hyde House that portray tales of creatures, insidious monsters and legendary heroes.

*Click here to access the audioguide or text to 565-12 and follow the prompt.*


LARAC (Lower Adirondack Regional Arts Council)

Take a virtual tour of LARAC's current exhibit: "Show III: Feel it Still."

Show III: Feel It Still features the artwork of Nancy O’Hare, Damion Silver, and John Hampshire. LARAC Gallery Curator, Phil Casabona describes Show III: Feel It Still as “a culmination of extraordinary works showcasing the relationship between movement and color. You will find beautiful line contortions in all three artists’ works giving you a sense of dance while the color palette creates the soundtrack”.

 Although LARAC is temporarily closed we are actively serving our community from a far. Please follow LARAC on social media and visit their website (www.LARAC.org) for up to date information and resources. LARAC staff is available by email (information@larac.org) or will return phone calls at 518-792-1144. Please continue to supporting LARAC during these uncertain times by donatingbecoming a member, and sharing their social media posts.


North Country Arts

The NCA exhibition, EXPRESSIONS 2020 has been postponed until fall but they want to let people see the exhibition now.

Click the image below to browse this beautiful collection.

Pictures of artwork in North Country Arts Exhibit

If anyone is interested they can email North Country Arts at info@northcountryarts.org or write to North Country Arts , #114 71 Lawrence St., Glens Falls, NY 12801.

Click here for a virtual visit to the What's Old is New show!


The Wild Center
45 Museum Drive
Tupper Lake, NY 12986
518 359-7800
https://www.wildcenter.org/

The Wild Center has a great Digital Learning Section with live events! Click here to access Digital Learning at The Wild Center!


More Virtual Experiences

Adirondack Winery is offering a virtual tour of their wine-making facility in Queensbury!

Click here to read the Adirondack Winery's blog!


The FUND for Lake George and its Board of Trustees invite you to the VIRTUAL premiere of:

KEEPING LAKE GEORGE CLEAN AND CLEAR... FOREVER

Their new short film celebrates The FUND's science-guided success in making Lake George a global model for freshwater protection.


Watch a documentary on the Adirondacks from PBS!

The story of the Adirondacks is told through a series of passionate characters, each with a distinct perspective. Through their stories The Adirondacks explores this remarkable region and reveals a delicate and dynamic relationship between progress and preservation.



Lake George Live Stream

If you can't go to the lake, we'll bring the lake to you!

Lake George Steamboat Company has a livestream of Lake George you can check out any time you're missing the area.

Click here to view the livestream.

The FUND for Lake George also offers a livestream from Huletts Landing.

Click here to view that livestream.


Lake George Music Festival is offering a Quarantine Concert Series!


Sundays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays at 7PM EST.
Free and streaming LIVE on: 

https://www.facebook.com/lakegeorgemusicfestival/

Thus far, the festival remains unaffected by this unprecedented situation. Freelance musicians however, like the ones who make up the majority of our roster each summer, are experiencing immense hardship right now. It is the Alumni Association’s goal to create opportunities for them while we wait for normal life to resume.
 
The series of Quarantine Concerts, comprised mainly of solo performances by our alumni, will be live-streamed, free of charge on the festival's Facebook page. Concerts will last about 30 minutes.
 
Tax-deductible donations will be accepted100% of the proceeds generated from these concerts will be given back to the performing artists in this time of need. Donations of ANY amount will be particularly impactful at this trying time.
 
In addition, everyone who gives towards this campaign will be given a FREE single ticket to a concert this August AND will be automatically entered into a drawing for a FREE 2020 Season Pass. 


Though you may not be able to visit the Maple farms, you can still order products from them. Click here for our Specialty Grocery page. Check out this video to learn more about maple!


Mediation & Relaxation

Headspace is offering free meditation and mindfulness exercises for New Yorkers. They even have exercises specifically designed for children and healthcare workers.

Click here to access the website.

Adirondack Salt Cave will begin offering free virtual meditation classes soon! Follow their Facebook page for updates.


More Museum Messages

Here are some additional updates from our member museums.

The Sembrich: A Unique Cultural Experience
5012 Lake Shore Drive
PO Box 417 (mail)
Bolton Landing, NY 12814
(518) 644-2431
TheSembrich.org/gift

About: The Sembrich is a unique cultural experience that presents an annual music and film Summer Festival and hosts an Opera Museum and Nature Trails on the shores of Lake George.  Information on The Sembrich's 20/20: Musical Visionaries Summer Festival can be found at TheSembrich.org/festival. We look forward to seeing you when this crisis is over and we all have the opportunity for music and the arts to enrich our communities, our lives, and raise our spirits.

Location Status: The Sembrich office is closed and our team is working from home. The museum and historic grounds are scheduled to open on June 1 for the 2020 season. Please visit TheSembrich.org/visit for museum hours and event updates.

How you can support The Sembrich: There are several ways to support the presence of the Summer Festival, Museum, and Historic Grounds!  Please consider becoming a member, purchasing a gift certificate, or sponsoring an event. Please visit our website at TheSembrich.org or email us at Office@TheSembrich.org for more information on ways to support The Sembrich!


The Slate Valley Museum

17 Water St
Granville, NY 12832
518-642-1417
http://www.slatevalleymuseum.org/

By following recommendations laid out by the CDC and others to clean and sanitize spaces, to practice social distancing, and to limit gathering sizes, The Slate Valley Museum will be closed at least through April 19, at which time they will reassess whether to open or to extend closure. In keeping with calls for social distancing, staff will be working remotely for the most part. While they will be monitoring email accounts and social media, they ask that you remember it might take a bit more time than usual for them to respond to your requests.

Warren County Historical Society
50 Gurney Lane
Queensbury, NY
wcnyhs.org

We are closed to the public until further notice. Our staff is working from home. Any inquiries can be made to execdir@wcnyhs.org

World Awareness Children’s Museum
89 Warren St
Glens Falls, NY 12801
(518) 793-2773
http://www.worldchildrensmuseum.org/

Our doors may be closed for the moment, but there are still a number of ways you can support the museum! Gift Memberships, Gift Admission Passes, and Donations go a long way to helping us bring more exciting multicultural programming to our community in the near future!

  • Purchase a Gift Membership — A Gift Membership will allow your loved ones to visit the Museum for free for up to one year. Consider purchasing one now to use when we reopen!
  • Purchase Gift Admission — Gift Admission never expires! If you love coming to the Museum, why not purchase tickets for your next visit in advance?
  • Make a Donation in Honor of a Loved One — Making a donation in honor of a loved one is a great way to support our Museum and show someone you care at the same time. Donations made in honorarium are listed in our Annual Report.
Please contact Bethanie at director@worldchildrensmuseum.org, or visit our website at www.worldchildrensmuseum.org for more information!

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