The Alice Austen House Museum and Flagship Brewery are relaunching Comfort Home, a hibiscus-infused Pilsner named after photographer Alice Austen's family home on the north end of Staten Island, to celebrate Pride Month. The celebration also commemorates the fourth anniversary of the Alice Austen House receiving its LGBTQ+ historic site designation. The celebration, which will … Continue reading Craft & Brew Fest June 5 on Staten Island
Image by John Huxtable from Pixabay Often people find baby birds alone in the spring and summer and think they're in danger. Most the time, they're OK, and "rescuing" them can put them in danger. If you find young birds that appear to be abandoned, there's now a guide to help you know what to … Continue reading If you find a baby bird, what should you do? Here’s a helpful guide.
Image by Keturah Moller from Pixabay For many, Memorial Day is considered the unofficial start to summer. But to many others, it's a day of remembrance for their family and friends who sacrificed their lives for their country. Taps Across America has remembered them since 2000, and the tradition continues this year. At 3 p.m. … Continue reading On Memorial Day, Taps Across America honors those who died in service
Photo credit: Hollywood Theatre, Portland, Oregon The Hollywood Theatre in Portland will start showing movies in person again on Friday, July 2, according to announcement posted to its Facebook page today. The statement reads, "We're thrilled to announce that the Hollywood will reopen to the public on July 2 with Summer of Soul, directed by … Continue reading Hollywood Theatre reopening July 2 in Portland
Photo by Cheryl Landes Enjoy two classics this weekend: a suspenseful movie at a beautiful renovated theater in Beverly, Massachusetts. The Cabot Performing Arts Center is reopening after an extended closure due to COVID-19. Four screenings of Jaws are scheduled on Saturday, May 29, at 4 and 8 p.m., and Sunday, May 30, at 2 … Continue reading The Cabot reopens Memorial Day weekend with screenings of Jaws
Photo by Cheryl Landes This is a last-minute post because I just learned about it: Join a free #HopeRocks painting party hosted by the West Van for Youth Coalition Friday, May 28, at 5 p.m. Paint happy messages or pictures on your rocks and scatter them around Vancouver, Washington, for others to find. Pick up a … Continue reading Virtual rock painting party tonight, May 28
Photo credit: McAllister Museum of Aviation in Yakima, Washington After a closure because of the COVID pandemic, the McAllister Museum of Aviation and gift shop are now open again. The museum's hours are Thursday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., according to an email I received from Yakima Valley Tourism this week. Private tours are available for anyone … Continue reading McAllister Museum of Aviation reopens in Yakima
Mount St. Helens (photo by Cheryl Landes) Updaate, May 30, 2021: I stopped at the museum yesterday and it was closed. A sign on the door shows the hours as noon-4 p.m. the second and fourth Saturday of the month, whereas the website states the museum is open every Saturday at that time. The North … Continue reading New Mount St. Helens exhibit at North Clark Historical Museum
Image credits: Jewelry by Nelson Begay, painting by George Curtis Levi, and dancer photo by Raelene Whiteshield Learn about Native American culture through art, dance, demonstrations, interactive activities, and storytelling at the 20th annual Indian Market and Ceremonial Dance at the Tesoro Cultural Center Saturday-Sunday, June 5-6, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.. More than 40 Indian national … Continue reading Tesoro Cultural Center’s Indian Market and Ceremonial Dance June 5-6
Featured image by Patrim, via Creative Commons The Gorge Blues & Blues Festival, usually held the last weekend of June in Stevenson, Washington, has cancelled again this year due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. For updates about plans for 2022, check the Gorge Blues & Blues Festival's Facebook page.