Contact: Office of Communications
Phone: (518) 474-1201
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
STATE MUSEUM PLANS "NEW YORK IN BLOOM", FEBRUARY 22-24
Albany, New York -- 02/07/2013
Spring will arrive early at the New York State Museum where visitors will find more than 100 floral displays positioned throughout the galleries February 22-24 for the 22nd Annual "New York in Bloom" fundraiser benefiting the Museum’s educational programs for children.
The Museum will be open Friday through Sunday for this special event from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $5 each day. There is a separate $5 admission fee for the 20th Annual James Campbell Memorial Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show and Sale February 23-24 at the 4th floor Terrace Gallery. A combination ticket can be purchased on Saturday and Sunday for $8, which includes admission to both events. 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 permanent and temporary exhibitions. David Michael Schmidt of Renaissance Floral Design will transform the front window area of the Museum lobby with a floral arrangement incorporating artifacts 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 free children’s art activities on Friday at 11 a.m. to noon and 1 to 2 p.m. 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. Classe Catering will offer a selection of light luncheon fare in the Adirondack Wilderness gallery and Losee’s Homestyle Deli will offer a selection of family-friendly foods at the 4th floor gallery.
Supporters of "New York in Bloom" are Ambiance Florals and Events, Spotlight Newspapers,
Quality Retail Systems, and Community Partner: Price Chopper.
For more information, please visit the Museum’s website at http://www.nysm.nysed.gov/programs/nybloom/.
The New York State Museum is a program of the State Education Department’s Office of Cultural Education. Located on Madison Avenue in Albany, the Museum is open Tuesday through Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. except on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day. Further information can be obtained by calling (518) 474-5877 or visiting the museum website at www.nysm.nysed.gov.