During your visit, you will enjoy train rides that tour our museum grounds as you visit New York's largest collection of historic trains. Enjoy a mile-and-a-half round trip train ride through our bucolic museum grounds. After the train ride, children will take part in an Easter egg hunt, which includes a visit with the Easter Bunny for photos. Don't forget to visit with the friendly animals in the petting zoo! Refreshments will be available for purchase, including a full grill menu. Our museum gift shop is stocked with many railroad souvenirs for train buffs of all ages. All aboard!
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The Community Curator program invites representatives from community groups in the Rochester region to curate film screenings using VSW's collection of over 9,000 film and video titles. Participants in the program work with the Curator of Moving Image Collections to research and select a full program of films that speak to the interests of the group, while opening a broader dialogue with the Rochester community.
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The Cinema will screen The Crossover That Won the Game (Jamell Ponder). "[A] talented young filmmaker named Jamell Ponder is renting the Cinema on Saturday to showcase his feature film, The Crossover that Won the Game. This movie is an inspirational drama that will leave you encouraged, excited, and yearning for more." [source: Cinema Theatre e-mail, 2019-Apr-17]Find out more »
5Head fuses elements of 1st and 2nd wave ska with soul and swing to create an upbeat energetic sound that is catchy and feverishly danceable.
From a songwriting perspective, what makes 5Head stand out among the legions of other ska bands is simple: hook. That thing that catches your ear and makes something new seem familiar. From the bass lines to the chord progression, from the vocal melody to the horns lines, hook is king.
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The Cinema will screen Apollo 11 (Todd Douglas Miller, U.S. 2019, 93 min.) "Apollo 11 is a cinematic space event film fifty years in the making. Featuring never-before-seen large-format film footage of one of humanity's greatest accomplishments." [source: Cinema Theatre e-mail, 2019-Apr-17]Find out more »
The Cinema will screen Arctic (Joe Penna, Iceland 2018, 98 min.) "A man stranded in the Arctic after an airplane crash must decide whether to remain in the relative safety of his makeshift camp or to embark on a deadly trek through the unknown in hopes of making it out alive." [source: Cinema Theatre e-mail, 2019-Apr-17]Find out more »
The Dryden will screen The Ten Commandments (Cecil B. Demille, U.S. 1956, 220 min., 35mm).
A springtime staple for decades, Cecil B. Demille's adaptation of the Book of Exodus features an all-star cast only he could put together. Moses (Charlton Heston), spared from the Pharaoh's wrath as an infant, has been raised in a royal Egyptian household and finds success until his true parentage is revealed. Conscripted into slavery, Moses learns more about the Hebrew god and the prophecy of the man who will lead the Israelites out of Egypt, all the while doubting that he is that man. The cast also includes Yul Brynner, Edward G. Robinson, Yvonne Decarlo, Judith Anderson, Vincent Price, and John Carradine.
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The Bop Shop will host a Vinyl and CD Release performance by talented singer-guitarist Kinloch Nelson.
Nelson's 45-years and counting career has run the gamut from solo classical recitals and folk concerts, to club and festival dates with country, rockabilly, jazz, swing, and rhythm and blues bands. Along the way Nelson has played with such notables as Tom Paxton, Buddy Guy, Wayne Hancock and long-time influence Danny Gatton. For years a mainstay of the Rochester NY music scene Nelson's acoustic guitar show blends jazz, folk, classical, and Americana, with original compositions and improvisations in programs that and might include references to Miles Davis, Flatt and Scruggs, Franz Schubert, John Fahey, Leo Kotke, The Ventures, the "Folk Scare," the "British Invasion," and the occasional TV-theme-stump-the-audience medley.
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The Cinema will screen Wrestle (Suzannah Herbert, Lauren Belfer, U.S. 2018, 96 min.)
Hoop Dreams goes to the mat in this intimate, coming-of-age documentary about four members of a high-school wrestling team at Huntsville's J.O. Johnson High School, a longstanding entry on Alabama's list of failing schools. Coached by teacher Chris Scribner, teammates Jailen, Jamario, Teague, and Jaquan each face challenges far beyond a shot at the State Championship: splintered family lives, drug use, teenage pregnancy, mental health struggles, and run-ins with the law threaten to derail their success on the mat and lock any doors that could otherwise open. Tough-love coach Scribner isn't off the hook, either; he must come to terms with his own past conflicts while unwittingly wading into the complexities of race, class and privilege in the South. Director Suzannah Herbert and Co-Director Lauren Belfer captured over 650 hours of footage during the course of the team's final season to create this closely observed, deeply affecting depiction of growing up disadvantaged in America today.
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The UofR Cinema Group will screen The Graduate (Mike Nichols, U.S. 1967, 106 min.) in Lattimore Hall, Room 201.
One of the most beloved American films of all time, The Graduate earned Mike Nichols a best director Oscar, brought the music of Simon and Garfunkel to a wider audience, and introduced the world to a young actor named Dustin Hoffman. Benjamin Braddock (Hoffman) has just finished college and is already lost in a sea of confusion and barely contained angst when he becomes sexually involved with a friend of his parents', the indomitable Mrs. Robinson (Anne Bancroft), before turning his attention to her college-age daughter (Katharine Ross). Visually imaginative and impeccably acted, with a clever, endlessly quotable script by Buck Henry (based on the novel by Charles Webb), The Graduate had the kind of cultural impact that comes along only once in a generation.
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The Dryden will screen Al-massir (Destiny, Youssef Chahine, Egypt/France 1997, 135 min., 35mm, Arabic and French w/subtitles) as part of the Salam series.
The true story of the great philosopher Averroes, whose commentaries on Aristotle are fundamental to our current understanding of the latter's writings. In twelfth-century Andalusia, the south of Spain, Averroes is appointed a judge, but his rulings and writings are the target of a growing movement. His loyal band of students and followers vow to keep his teachings alive, but when the caliph who appointed him dies, his position becomes vulnerable. Filmed in Lebanon and Syria, and directed by arguably the greatest Egyptian director, this wonderful epic utilizes occasional musical interludes to punctuate the story of a man who deserves to be recognized and remembered.
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