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Press Releases :: 02/18/2014

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Phone: (518) 474-1201


Albany, New York -- 02/18/2014

FEBRUARY 21 – 23

Spring will arrive early at the New York State Museum where visitors will find more than 100 floral displays throughout the Museum February 21-23 for the 23rd Annual "New York in Bloom" fundraiser benefiting the Museum’s educational programs for children. Admission is $5 (cash only); children ages 12 and under will receive free admission when accompanied by an adult.

Garden club members, professional designers, interior designers and floral enthusiasts from the Capital District and beyond will create unique floral arrangements that complement and interpret the Museum’s exhibitions. David Michael Schmidt of Renaissance Floral Design will transform the front window area of the Museum lobby with a floral display incorporating rustic furniture by Clarence O. Nichols from the Museum’s collections.

Visitors can view several demonstrations on Saturday and Sunday about gardening, design and creating floral arrangements. There will also be children’s arts and crafts activities throughout the weekend. A flower market will be open in the lobby area on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., while supplies last. Mazzone Hospitality and Losee’s Homestyle Deli will offer a selection of light luncheon fare on the 4th floor of the Museum.

Supporters of "New York in Bloom" are Renaissance Floral Design, Ambiance Florals and Events, Spotlight Newspapers, Quality Retail Systems, and Price Chopper.

For more information, please visit the Museum’s website at

The State Museum is a program of the New York State Education Department’s Office of Cultural Education. Located at 222 Madison Avenue in Albany, the Museum is open Tuesday through Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. It is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day. Admission is free. Further information about programs and events can be obtained by calling (518) 474-5877 or visiting the Museum website at

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