Sunday, November 17, 2019

Shanghai Ballet and China Arts and Entertainment Group Ltd. present GRAND SWAN LAKE at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts January 17-19, 2020


Shanghai Ballet and China Arts and Entertainment Group Ltd. presentDerek Deane's Grand Swan Lake from January 17-19, 2020at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, 20 Lincoln Center Plaza, NYC. Tickets are $36-$176, and will be available online atDavidHKochTheater.com, by phone at 212-496-0600or by visiting the David H. Koch Theater Box Office at 20 Lincoln Center Plaza. Performances: Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm, Saturday and Sunday at 1pm.
 
Shanghai Ballet comes to the David H. Koch

Ulster Chamber Events

Networking Mixer @ Keegan Ales
November 18
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
20 St. James Street
Kingston, NY
Sponsor: Benedictine Health Foundation
Tommy Keegan, owner of Keegan Ales<http://www.keeganales.com/> in Kingston, will host November's Chamber Networking Mixer. Chamber members are invited to take a tour through this iconic brewery and sample the latest craft beers for the holiday season, Super Kitty and Double Chocolate Stout. These brews are available for a limited time and once they're gone, they're gone. You can also sample Keegan's other great beers like Mother's Milk, Joe Mama's Milk and Old Capital, just to name a few. Complimentary refreshments will also be provided as you network with fellow Chamber Members. There is no charge for Chamber Members and Prospective Members to attend but reservations are required. Mixers are open to Chamber Members 21 years of age and older. Call the Chamber office at 338-5100 or register online at www.UlsterChamber.org<http://www.UlsterChamber.org>
Ulster Chamber Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Holiday Inn Express & Suites
November 19
11:00 am
2777 Route 32
Saugerties, NY

Chamber Breakfast Meeting "History is Just Our Beginning"

Second Annual Kingdom of the Sweets Family Fun Night at the National Museum of Dance


SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY,  - The National Museum of Dance is pleased to announce the Second Annual Nutcracker’s Kingdom of the Sweets Family Fun Night will take place Thursday, December 5, 2019 from 4:30 to 7:30 pm. There will be a craft, raffle, candy bar, and creative movement, plus pop-up Nutcracker excerpt performances by the Museum’s School of the Arts. The cost is $5 per child. We hope you will join us for this festive occasion!

The Museum is an official trolley stop for the Victorian Streetwalk. Leave your car at the Museum and head downtown. Trolleys will run approximately every 20 minutes.

The National Museum of Dance is now open for winter hours Saturday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm and Sunday from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Please visit our website at www.dancemuseum.org for more information about upcoming exhibitions and programming. To volunteer at the National Museum of Dance email info@dancemuseum.org or call 518-584-2225 x 3001.

RIOULT Dance NY presents Behind The Process Friday, November 22, 2019 at 7:30pm at RIOULT Dance Center

PLEASE JOIN US:
Friday, November 22, 2109 at 7:30pm

RSVP to Michelle Tabnick, 646-765-4773, michelle@michelletabnickpr.com
RIOULT Dance NY presents Behind The Process on Friday, November 22, 2019 at 7:30pm at Rioult Dance Center, New York City's newest space for dance, 34-01 Steinway Street, Astoria, NY 11101 (entrance on 34th Avenue). For more information, please call 212-398-5901 or email alyssa@rioult.org.
 
Behind the Process features a deconstruction

AARP 6-Hour "Smart Driver" refresher class

Cortland, New York - Saturday, December 7, 2019

A six-hour driver refresher course geared for drivers aged 50 and older, but open to drivers of any age, is being offered on Saturday, December 7 from 9:00am-4:00pm, and a one-hour lunch break will be provided. Course is approved by the N.Y.S. Department of Motor Vehicles for points and insurance reduction. Participants are encouraged to bring a sweater or jacket. Must pre-register w/ County Health Dept. 607-758-5509

Date:
December 7, 2019
Time:
9:00 AM
Location:
Cortland Community Center
Address:
90 Central Ave
CortlandNY 13045
Contact:
607-758-5509
Email:
Cost:
$25 $20 with current AARP Membership Card at class Payable only by Cash, Check or Money Order

Friday, October 4, 2019

City of Poughkeepsie Sets Public Information Session For YMCA Site Submissions

Poughkeepsie, NY – The City of Poughkeepsie will hold a public information session on
Wednesday, Oct. 23 regarding possible future uses for the former YMCA site on Montgomery
Street. The meeting will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Changepoint Church, 260 Mill St.,
Poughkeepsie.

In early September, the city released the four submissions it had received in connection to
reuse of the site and then appointed an advisory committee that includes members of the
public to review the applications and make recommendations to the administration.

Two of the respondents – one suggesting a Swimming Past the Boundaries Aquatic Center,

Ritz Kidz OPEN AUDITIONS!


Open Auditions 
for the Ritz Kidz 
"Newburgh's Got Talent" Talent Show

Saturday, October 12
12 - 4 p.m.
Safe Harbors of the Hudson
Multipurpose Room
111 Broadway, Newburgh

Students aged 18 or under who reside in the City or Town of Newburgh are eligible to audition.

Performance categories for the talent show include dance, vocal, instrumental, magic and dramatic/comedic interpretation. Judges for the auditions and the talent show will base their evaluations on showmanship, creativity and quality. A maximum of 20 acts will be selected to compete in the show on Sunday, December 8, at 4 p.m. Cash prizes will be awarded.

There will be coaching feedback sessions available on Wednesday, October 30 from 4 - 5:30 p.m. and Wednesday, November 13 from 4 - 5:30 p.m. for any interested contestant; and a mandatory dress rehearsal on Wednesday, December 4 at 4 p.m. An application, waiver form and a complete list of rules available here, at the open auditions and for pickup at the Cornerstone Residence Security Desk at 111 Broadway, 24/7. 

Only acts that have auditioned and been chosen by the panel of judges will be eligible to compete in the final show.

The Ritz Kidz "Newburgh's Got Talent" Talent Show is open to the public and tickets are $5 each. Tickets will be available through talent show participants, by visiting our website, and at the Ritz Theater box office beginning at 3 p.m. on the day of the show.
This event is sponsored by:

Price Chopper's 
GOLUB Foundation
SAFE HARBORS OF THE HUDSON
Safe Harbors of the Hudson is a large scale, non-profit re-development project in the City of Newburgh with the mission of transforming lives and building community through housing and the arts. The Safe Harbors project includes the Cornerstone Residence, supportive housing for 128 of our neighbors; the Lobby at the Ritz, our performing arts venue; the Ann Street Gallery, our contemporary visual arts venue; Safe Harbors Green, a vital green space in the center of our community and the historic Ritz Theater, which Safe Harbors is committed to restoring into a large scale performance space for presentation, creation, education and engagement.

THE GRADUATE CENTER, CUNY AND MUSIC FROM COPLAND HOUSE LAUNCH NEW CONCERT SERIES

PROGRAMS SHOWCASING AMERICAN MUSICAL CREATIVITY AND INNOVATION, FEATURING WORLD AND NEW YORK PREMIERES 
Photo: Alison Bert
America’s musical past and future meet in a provocative new concert series The Graduate Center of The City University of New York and Copland House will launch this fall. These performances will champion a century of America’s vibrant musical legacy, within the context of broad cultural, historical, and societal currents. The six-concert series ranges widely, from performances of early 20th century masters and an evening of major chamber works by Aaron Copland to musical explorations inspired by identity and assimilation, spiritual journeys, and the intersection of visual art and music.
 
The series begins on November 4, 2019 and extends through June 15, 2020. All events will

Thursday, October 3, 2019

MOUNT VERNON JOINS NEIGHBORS BY RING FOR CRIME AND SAFETY MONITORING!

Mayor Wallace and the Mount Vernon Police Department Joins ‘Neighbors’ by Ring to Provide Users with Real-Time, Local Crime and Safety Information
 
Neighbors aims to reduce crime in neighborhoods by connecting people, security cameras and law enforcement

MOUNT VERNON –The Mount Vernon Police Department has announced that it is joining the Neighbors app by Ring to provide Mount Vernon residents with real-time, local crime and safety information. Neighbors by Ring is the latest new crimefighting tool adopted by the Mount Vernon Police Department The Neighbors network already has millions of users and has been instrumental in catching package thieves, stopping burglaries and keeping neighborhoods safe.
 
Residents can download the free Neighbors app, join their neighborhood, and anonymously use the app to: view neighborhood activity; share crime and safety-related videos, photos and text-based posts; and receive real-time safety alerts from their neighbors, local law enforcement and the Ring team.
 
“Utilizing The Neighbors App will help us identify persons who engage in criminal activity from car break ins to burglaries. The goal of the Police Department is to implement crime reduction strategies that will deter crime and solve crimes quicker while providing a safe city for all who live, work, play and pray in Mount Vernon” said the Commissioner of Mount Vernon Police Department, Shawn Harris.
 
How It Works
●     Download the Neighbors app on iOS and Android at shop.ring.com/pages/neighbors or by texting CMVNY to 555888 from your smartphone.
●     Opt-in to join your neighborhood.
●     Customize the geographic area you want to receive notifications for (users must verify where they are located and cannot participate in other neighborhoods).
●     Receive real-time alerts from your neighbors, local law enforcement and the Ring team that inform of crime and safety alerts as they happen.
●     View local crime and safety posts via a live feed or interactive map.
●     Share text updates, photos and videos taken on any device, including Ring’s home security devices.
●     Work with your community to make neighborhoods safer.
 
About Neighbors
Neighbors is a neighborhood watch app that provides real-time, local crime and safety information. Download the free Neighbors app (iOS/Android), join your neighborhood, and use the app to: monitor neighborhood activity; share crime and safety-related videos, photos and text-based posts; and receive real-time safety alerts from your neighbors, local law enforcement and the Ring team. Download Neighbors (iOS/Android) today to join your digital neighborhood watch. For more information visit www.ring.com/neighbors.
 
About Ring
Ring's mission is to reduce crime in neighborhoods by creating a Ring of Security around homes and communities. Ring is an Amazon company. The Ring product line, along with Neighbors by Ring, enable Ring to offer affordable, whole-home and neighborhood security devices and services. In fact, one Los Angeles neighborhood saw a 55 percent decrease in home break-ins after Ring Doorbells were installed on just ten percent of homes. For more information, visit www.ring.com. With Ring, you’re always home.

The GNSO's Russell Ger at the Ritz!

The Maestro Mystique
- an intimate program with
Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra
Music Director, 
Russell Ger

Thursday, October 24
7 p.m.
 
Safe Harbors Lobby at the Ritz
107 Broadway, Newburgh
Have you ever wondered what a conductor does? Most people have seen a conductor waving wildly at the orchestra while they do all the hard work of making the sound. Can't musicians just count?

Join us for The Maestro Mystique at the Safe Harbors Lobby at the Ritz Thursday, October 24 at 7 p.m. at Safe Harbors Lobby at the Ritz for this multi-media presentation with Russell Ger - Music Director of the Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra. In this program, Ger delves into the fascinating world of conducting and its surprising array of skills and techniques.

Discover a whole new world and answer the old question: What Does a Conductor Do?

Tickets are $20 in advance online until noon on the day of the event, and $25 at the door. Doors open at 6 p.m.
 





This project is
 made possible 
with funds
from the Orange County 
Arts Council's 
Community 
Arts Grants Program.

SAFE HARBORS OF THE HUDSON
Safe Harbors of the Hudson is a large scale, non-profit re-development project in the City of Newburgh with the mission of transforming lives and building community through housing and the arts. The Safe Harbors project includes the Cornerstone Residence, supportive housing for 128 of our neighbors; the Lobby at the Ritz, our performing arts venue; the Ann Street Gallery, our contemporary visual arts venue; Safe Harbors Green, a vital green space in the center of our community and the historic Ritz Theater, which Safe Harbors is committed to restoring into a large scale performance space for presentation, creation, education and engagement.

St. Louis adds 2020 USA Gymnastics Championships to its summer line-up

INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 3, 2019 – St. Louis, Mo., will be the USA’s hub for all things gymnastics in June 2020. Just prior to the 2020 U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Gymnastics, St. Louis will stage the 2020 USA Gymnastics Championships, which features more than 1,600 of the nation’s best gymnasts in acrobatic gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics, and trampoline and tumbling. Held at the America’s Center Convention Complex and the Dome June 17-21, the five-day national championships includes both Junior Olympic and elite levels for all three disciplines. The championships also will serve as the 2020 Olympic selection event for rhythmic gymnastics, and the rhythmic gymnasts who will be nominated to the U.S. Olympic Gymnastics Team will be named at the conclusion of the competition.

Also, if the USA qualifies for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 in trampoline, the USA Gymnastics

Chamber Breakfast Featuring Candidates For Dutchess County Executive

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY – The Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce’s October Contact Breakfast from 7:30-9 a.m. on Wednesday, October 16 at the Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel, will include a forum between the candidates for Dutchess County Executive, incumbent Marcus Molinaro and challenger Joseph Ruggiero. This event is sponsored by Hudson Valley Credit Union.

The candidates will each have an opportunity speak about where they stand on pertinent business and economic issues and answer questions. Questions can be submitted for consideration by emailing richk@dcrcoc.org by October 15.

Chamber members and guests must pre-register. The cost to attend the breakfast is $25 for members,