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Faculty Student Art Show

January 4, 2020
Mohawk Valley Center for the Arts
401 Gallery 401 Canal Place,
Little Falls, NY

The Mohawk Valley Center for the Arts Faculty Student Art show’s final day is today, January 4, 2020 at 401 Canal Place Little Falls, NY.

Please join us as we celebrate the accomplished Faculty and Student Art Show artists of the Mohawk Valley Center for the Arts. The show ends January 4th. Many pieces will be for sale!

Faculty Student Art Show | Little Falls NY | Mohawk Valley Today
The Faculty Student Art Sow runs through January 4, 2020.

MVCA proudly features the creative works of our own students and faculty members. Come meet our artists and learn about their artwork and classroom experiences. Many pieces are still for sale.

Free & Open to the Public the show ends Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020 with hours from 2 PM – 4 PM
For questions and more information please call (315) 823-0808.

Mohawk Valley Center for the Arts
Mohawk Valley Center for the Arts, Inc. is a non-profit organization that promotes and facilitates the arts for residents of the Mohawk Valley. Our vision is to enhance the quality of life by creating opportunities for learning, personal creativity, and artistic expression. Since 1982, Mohawk Valley Center for the Arts (“MVCA”) has worked to be a leader and advocate for these arts through education and promotion of interest and understanding of the arts, thereby advancing appreciation of the arts.

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December’s festive holiday events

A number of festive Mohawk Valley events are happening this coming week. Make the time and venture out to enjoy the holiday season with friends and family.

The Ultimate Christmas Show

The Ultimate Christmas Show | New Hartford, NY | Mohawk Valley Today
The Ultimate Christmas Show Abridged at the Wilde Rep Theater in New Hartford

Beginning on December 12th, the Wilde Rep Theater will present its production of “The Ultimate Christmas Show Abridged“. Located at 12 Genesee Street in New Hartford, this funny and irreverent show is fun for all. Have fun tapping out tunes and singing along with the cast, Jim Drake, Emily Inman and Natalie Nolan. Most of all, this production has a little something for everyone and is sure to have you laughing in spite of yourself.

After that and across the river in Rome, you can visit the Annual Arts Legacy Exhibition on Friday. This exhibit is located at the Reach Center on 205 W. Dominick Street. Enjoy the historic and current works of local artists who have played important roles in shaping the Mohawk Valley arts community. Also, the exhibition is free and open to the public.

Christmas in Little Falls

Treat yourself and loved ones to the 12th Annual Christmas in Little Falls Celebration on Saturday, December 14th. Christmas in Little Falls is a city-wide event set in the beautifully historic downtown. Enjoy many FREE events in a family-friendly environment. There’s certainly plenty of shopping, dining alone with a spectacular indoor farmers’ market and craft fair. Christmas in Little Falls is the perfect way to get in the holiday spirit!

Main Street, Little Falls, NY | Mohawk Valley Today
Christmas in Little Falls, Little Falls, NY

Also visit the historic Stone Mill Inn at Canal Place in Little Falls for their Holiday Open House. First, try some of the complimentary light refreshments. Then visit the inviting accommodations and relaxing light-touch studio. Be sure to check out the specials and free drawing.

Enjoy the Sounds of the Season at the Herkimer Holiday Concert

The String Orchestra of NYC will perform their Holiday Concert on Friday, December 13, 2019 from 7:00 to 9:00pm at the Robert McLaughlin College Center Sarkus-Busch Theater. This concert is part of the Robert H. Wood Great Artists Series. It is free and open to the public, on behalf of the Herkimer County College Foundation.

Ilion Holiday Hoopla

On Friday, December 13th, gather in the village of Illion for the Annunciation tree lightening at 5:30pm followed by a Winter Wonderland Dance from 6-9pm. Then on Saturday, December 14, the Ilion Holiday Hoopla begins at 9 AM throughout the village. Have fun at the activities, performances, crafts, food, specials, and more.

This is just a taste of the many events happening this holiday season. Be sure to check out the Mohawk Valley Today Events page to find more seasonal events near you.

Maple Weekends Mud Road Sugar House

Maple Weekends 2019

It was our first visit to a Sugar House, and to be honest, we didn’t know what to expect.  One thing for sure, a lot of time, energy and effort goes into making one of the most wonderfully natural food products available.

Maple Weekends Mud Road Sugar House

This past weekend, we met the folks at Mud Road Sugar House in Ephratah, NY, who have been making maple syrup for over 30 years. This family business has grown and improved over the years with upgrades to the process including more efficient evaporators, reverse osmosis systems, improved filtering equipment, and more efficient sap collection and storage.

The traditional image of collecting sap from maple trees uses metal buckets that hang on the sides of the trees. Stepping back in time, wagons pulled by horses used to transport the sap to the sugar house. Once there, boiling off the water in the sap was an around the clock operation in order to produce the syrup. 

Modern improvements today offer the ability to collect larger quantities of sap, faster boiling times, and increased production. Mud Road Sugar House has been through the evolution of maple syrup production and continues to improve their processes. Their focus is on quality syrup, available in a variety of grades, yielding an exceptional maple syrup and maple syrup products. 

Maple Weekends Mud Road Sugar House

We really enjoyed the tour of the sugar house, listened intently as the process was explained and we sampled freshly produced maple syrup on pancakes, as well as specialty products like maple mustard, and maple syrup that has been stored in oak whiskey barrels for a wonderfully unique flavor.

Visiting an operating sugar house during New York State’s Annual Maple Weekend this is just another reason why we love living in the Mohawk Valley. See the process for yourself this weekend at Mud Road Sugar House and Frasier’s Sugar Shack and enjoy these wonderful locations while they’re producing the local maple syrup we all love.