Monthly Archives: June 2017

NYSCA’s Summer Guide: Your Ticket to New York State Arts & Culture!

Grab your sunscreen and get ready for your best summer yet with NYSCA’s Summer Guide, your resource for arts and cultural events from June to September all over New York State! Inside, find need-to-know info to enjoy an electro-pop musical about the life of Nikola Tesla in the Adirondacks, see glassblowing demonstrations along the Erie Canal, end a beach day with great movies at the Hamptons’ International Film Festival, explore the avant-garde at the Rochester Fringe Festival, hear the new opera Scalia/Ginsberg on Lake Glimmerglass, listen to standards performed by stars at the Saratoga Jazz Festival, and even see a show featuring extremely talented dogs on Long Island.

We’ve compiled listings from our grantees to ensure that music, dance, theater, film, museums and more can be a part of your summer plans wherever you live – or travel – in New York State. Share with us how you’re enjoying New York State culture on Instagram @NYSCouncilontheArts using #NYSummerofArt!

NYSCA Chair Dr. Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel represents U.S. at Dartmouth Monument dedication

NYSCA Chair Dr. Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel

June 6, 2017–Today in Dartmouth, England, the American Battle Monuments Commission dedicated its 28th federal monument.

ABMC Commissioner Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel, speaking at the dedication ceremony, said, “It has been 73 years since Allied troops landed along a 50-mile stretch of heavily fortified French coastline to fight Nazi Germany on the beaches of Normandy.

“We can never sufficiently thank those who served, and who died, during the Second World War.  But today, in lands kept free by the sacrifice of men and women dedicated to that freedom, we come to honor their service and their heroism.  Let us resolve to prove worthy of the sacrifice represented by this monument.”

The Commission also unveiled a bronze plaque in the Britannia Royal Naval College, which served as XI Amphibious Force headquarters during the war.

ABMC, a U.S. Federal agency, now maintains 26 American military cemeteries and 29 memorials, monuments and markers worldwide, including two cemeteries in England.

The Dartmouth Monument is the Commission’s only monument in England.