First opened in 1928, this elaborate structure was built as a Mastbaum theater and shares its name with one of the chain’s brothers. The eclectic theater boasts a wealth of ornaments, including cherubs, Indian faces, marble lions, and a star-studded ceiling. By virtue of its terra cotta exterior, its style has been dubbed “Mexican Baroque,” although that’s somewhat specific for this melange of influences. Following a multi-million dollar renovation, the Stanley now hosts touring musicals, ballet performances, orchestra concerts, and other events.
259 Genesee St, Utica, NY 13501 · 315-724-4000
Set in a turn-of-the-century dry goods store, this museum offers four floors of exhibits detailing everything from dinosaurs to space travel. What began as a small institution about local history has now evolved into a much-celebrated facility that’s even assisted by NASA. Other hands-on displays relished by young visitors are a village play area, an Iroquois longhouse, weather programs, animal and insect activities, an airplane, and outdoor train exhibits. A great educational destination.
311 Main St, Utica, NY 13501 · 315-724-6129
Boasting one of central New York’s most prestigious art collections, MWPAI evolved from holdings of the Williams and Proctor families. It’s come a long way since then and now offers a permanent collection of more than 25,000 items. Exhibits are displayed in both a Philip Johnson-designed building and a renovated mansion dating to the mid-19th-century. Collections are heavy in American and European works from the 18th to 20th centuries and Victorian decorative arts. Temporary exhibits are also frequent.
310 Genesee St, Utica, NY 13502 · 315-797-0000
Instituted in the late 19th-century, this repository of local history is a great resource for genealogists and others tracking past events. Located in a former church, the facility includes a musem, library, and book shop and offers detailed information on everything from Native Americans in the area to local battles, notable events, and figures who made great contributions to Oneida County’s development. Artifacts, books, documents, and images in the archives number in the multiple thousands.
1608 Genesee St, Utica, NY 13502 · 315-735-3642
The Utica Symphony Orchestra, as one of only a small number of professional symphonies serving Central New York, provides high quality symphonic music that is accessible to all residents of our region and actively contributes to the economic, social and educational development of the Mohawk Valley through performance and outreach activities.
Glimmerglass Opera came into being through the efforts of local Cooperstown residents â€” musicians, artists, educators and lovers of the art form â€” who hoped to bring opera to their community. As the founders wrote in the first season’s program, “Cooperstown was chosen because of its glorious natural beauty and its important place in the heritage of America. We believe strongly that a performing arts festival belongs here; that the area is right for it, and that it is right for the area.”
18 Chestnut Street, Cooperstown, NY 13326 · (607) 547-2255
Nestled on the western shore of Otsego Lake, housed in an elegant 1930s neo-Georgian mansion, the Fenimore Art Museum presents a perspective on the heritage and history of America through art.
The beauty of the museum setting is matched by the quality of the collections it houses, including some of the nationâ€™s finest examples of American landscape, history and genre paintings, American folk art, photography and American Indian art.
5798 State Highway 80, Cooperstown, NY 13326 · (888) 547-1450
Stanley Theater Special
Attend any event at the Stanley Theater and receive a complimentary sparkling beverage and Pesto-Blossom with pita chips for 2 served in your room. Events at the Stanley Theater
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