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Pomeroy Fund for New York State History Grants for Museum and Historical Society Capital Budgets DEADLINE March 22

The Pomeroy Fund for NYS History is a partnership between the William G. Pomeroy Foundation and the Museum Association of New York (MANY). The Fund offers grant assistance to 501(c)(3) history-related organizations in New York State with budgets under $150,000.

In Round Four, a total of $50,000 will be distributed for capital needs in individual grants not to exceed $5,000.

Requests will be considered for technology equipment, facility maintenance equipment, furnishings, major material purchases, renovations, refurbishments, remodeling, and rehabilitation.

SOURCE: https://nysmuseums.org

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FAA’s Network Software Architecture Challenge DEADLINE April 4 PRIZES Up to $65K

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is exploring potential future vehicle technologies and is hosting the ENACT Challenge: Enabling Network Architecture for Collaborative Technologies. The challenge should be viewed as a research initiative and invites innovators to submit a proposal outlining the development of a detailed network architecture (technologies, modules, protocols, etc.) for high-volume information and data transaction for an FAA portion of a future Network Architecture Capability supporting the exchange of vehicle data.

SOURCE: https://www.enactchallenge.com

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NEH Humanities Historical Research Grants DEADLINE May 18

The Research and Development program supports projects that address major challenges in preserving or providing access to humanities collections and resources. These challenges include the need to find better ways to preserve materials of critical importance to the nation’s cultural heritage—from fragile artifacts and manuscripts to analog recordings and digital assets subject to technological obsolescence—and to develop advanced modes of organizing, searching, discovering, and using such materials.

This program supports projects at all stages of development, from early planning and stand-alone studies, to advanced implementation. Research and Development projects contribute to the evolving and expanding body of knowledge for heritage practitioners, and for that reason, outcomes may take many forms. Projects may produce any combination of laboratory datasets, guidelines for standards, open access software tools, workflow and equipment specifications, widely used metadata schema, or other products.

Research and Development supports work on the entire range of humanities collection types including, but not limited to, moving image and sound recordings, archaeological artifacts, born digital and time-based media, rare books and manuscripts, archival records, material culture, and art. Applicants must demonstrate how advances in preservation and access through a Research and Development project would benefit the cultural heritage community by supporting humanities research, teaching, or public programming.

SOURCE: https://www.neh.gov

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NEH Humanities Initiative Grants for Community Colleges DEADLINE May 20

Humanities Initiatives at Community Colleges strengthen the teaching and study of the humanities at community colleges by developing new humanities programs, resources (including those in digital format), or courses, or by enhancing existing ones.

Projects must be organized around a core topic or set of themes drawn from such areas of study in the humanities as history, philosophy, religion, literature, and composition and writing skills.

NEH welcomes applications for projects that are modest in scope, duration, and budget, as well as applications for expansive, long-term projects.

SOURCE: https://www.neh.gov

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NEH Humanities Initiative Grants for Colleges and Universities DEADLINE May 20

Humanities Initiatives at Colleges and Universities strengthen the teaching and study of the humanities at institutions of higher education by developing new humanities programs, resources (including those in digital format), or courses, or by enhancing existing ones.

Projects must be organized around a core topic or set of themes drawn from such areas of study in the humanities as history, philosophy, religion, literature, and composition and writing skills.

NEH welcomes applications for projects that are modest in scope, duration, and budget, as well as applications for expansive, long-term projects.

SOURCE: https://www.neh.gov

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Westchester County Parks Taking Picnic Reservation ~New York~

Outdoor picnicking will return to County parks this year. The Westchester County Department of Parks, Recreation and Conservation is now taking reservations for the upcoming months.

Picnicking, including outdoor pavilions, is allowed at the following parks:

  • Blue Mountain Reservation, Peekskill
  • Croton Gorge, Cortlandt
  • Croton Point Park, Croton-on-Hudson
  • George’s Island Park, Montrose
  • Kensico Dam Plaza, Valhalla
  • V.E. Macy Park, Irvington
  • Ridge Road Park, Hartsdale
  • Saxon Woods Park, White Plains
  • Sprain Ridge Park, Yonkers
  • Tibbetts Brook Park, Yonkers
  • Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, Cross River
  • Willson’s Woods Park, Mount Vernon

To make a reservation call the permit office at (914) 231-4575, Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

SOURCE: https://parks.westchestergov.com

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The Adirondack Park Agency: Public Comments Sought on Expanding Hinckley Day Use Area DEADLINE March 19 ~New York~

The Adirondack Park Agency (APA) is accepting public comments on Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan conformance for proposed amendments to the Hinckley Day Use Area Unit Management Plan (UMP).

The public comment period will run through March 19th, 2021. Public comments should address if the proposed activities conform to the guidelines and criteria of the Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan (APSLMP).

SOURCE: https://www.newyorkalmanack.com

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Maple SugarFest 2021 March 13 ~Mount Kisco, NY~

Explore the harvesting and processing techniques used by the Native Americans and early colonists. Please come relive what it was like to make maple syrup in the 1800s and learn about the biology behind it! Discover the internal and external factors that contribute to sap production unique to North American Sugar Maple Trees.

SOURCE: https://www.westmorelandsanctuary.org

Location: Westmoreland Sanctuary, 260 Chestnut Ridge Road, Mount Kisco, NY

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Full Moon Hike for Adults March 28 ~Tenafly, NJ~

Experience a guided 1½-2 hour walk (approximately 1½ miles) along the trails, on a night near the occurrence of a full moon. Participants will stop for a rest at the crossroads of the Purple and Allison Trail. This peaceful hike encourages reflection and connections with nature allowing hikers to experience the trails after dark.

SOURCE: https://www.tenaflynaturecenter.org

Location: Tenafly Nature Center, 313 Hudson Avenue, Tenafly, NJ

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Family Seed Sowing for Spring Workshop March 21 ~Stamford, CT~

From germination times to growing seasons, to using containers versus in-ground planting, discover how best to produce some of your own food this spring! Each participant will take home sowed seeds for their garden.

SOURCE: https://www.stamfordmuseum.org

Location: Stamford Museum & Nature Center, 39 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford, CT

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FREE Guided Nature Hike March 7, 14, 21 & 28 ~Mount Kisco~

All hikes will meet in the Nature Center and be guided by one of our professional naturalists. See Westmoreland like never before and learn about our diverse, native wildlife and vibrant ecosystems. Please be sure to bring masks, water, and a love of the outdoors!

SOURCE: https://www.westmorelandsanctuary.org

Location: Westmoreland Sanctuary, 260 Chestnut Ridge Road, Mount Kisco, NY

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How to be a Field Biologists for Ages 8+ Workshop March 21 ~Stamford, CT~

Become a field biologist with our SM&NC Education Staff! Create your own field journal, learn about tools that are used in the field, and conduct a mini bioblitz to see what you can find out in the forest!

SOURCE: https://www.stamfordmuseum.org

Location: Stamford Museum & Nature Center, 39 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford, CT

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Family Fungus Growing Workshop March 20 ~Stamford, CT~

Create your own inoculation log by adding mushroom spore plugs. Learn how to care for your logs at home and when to hopefully expect your first harvest. Program includes all materials for a take-home inoculation log. Ages 7+.

SOURCE: https://www.stamfordmuseum.org

Location: Stamford Museum & Nature Center, 39 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford, CT

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The anthropology magazine SAPIENS is taking submissions

SAPIENS magazine publishes on anthropological research, discoveries, and insights…SAPIENS is free and open to anyone with an internet connection. To date, SAPIENS has been read more than 10 million times in 222 countries and territories.

SOURCE: https://www.sapiens.org

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Virtual: Take a Virtual Field Trip to the Iroquois Indian Museum through June 30, 2021

In this 45-minute program, Iroquois educator Brenda LaForme will introduce students to her culture, history and traditions. Participants will explore the Clan system and the formation of the Iroquois Confederacy – the oldest still operating democracy in human history. Students will also discover the role of Iroquois women, investigate the importance of the environment to Native peoples, and more. Concepts will be illustrated with artwork and artifacts from the Museum’s collection and Brenda’s live commentary. Brenda will also conduct a post-lesson question-and-answer session with students.

Cost of Lesson: $125 Reduced to $75 for the 2020 school year.

SOURCE: https://www.iroquoismuseum.org

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New Jersey Comic Book Expo March 14 ~Pompton Plains, NJ~

All vendors will be spaced 6 feet apart. Rules that apply to both vendors and collectors… .EVERYONE MUST wear a mask or face covering that covers both your nose and mouth…Since it may be necessary to obey capacity limits, please avoid bringing anyone that does not need to accompany you. One more person in the room may mean one more person that has to wait to get in…If you want to wear gloves, you are welcome to… but make certain that they are powder free, since cornstarch powder can cling to and damage comic books.

SOURCE: http://www.njcomicbookshows.com

Location: Baymount by Wyndham, 140 Route 23 North, Pompton Plains, NJ

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Jersey City Craft Beer Fest March 12 ~Hudson County, NJ~

Harborside’s Waterfront Property will be hosting an eclectic local variety of superbly fermented beer and cider in all styles combining the best elements of a Beer Garden with the staggering array of choices found only at a Craft Beer Festival. Guests will enjoy craft beer samples for the entire evening paired with live entertainment, Food and Interactive Games.

SOURCE: https://www.facebook.com

Location: Harborside Atrium, 153 Exchange Place, Jersey City, NJ

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Forest Easter Egg Adventure March 26-28; April 2 & 3 ~Stamford, CT~

Kids will turn in their found eggs and get to take home a craft and choose a prize from our awesome choices of stuffed animals, science kits, craft activities, and more! P

SOURCE: https://www.stamfordmuseum.org

Location: Stamford Museum & Nature Center, 39 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford, CT

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Maple Sugar Fest February 21, 28, & March 7 ~Stamford, CT~

Maple syrup from the 200+ mature maple trees on Stamford Museum & Nature Center 118-acre campus… added attractions, enhanced programming, and fun seasonal offerings, including traditional favorites like maple syrup treats and tree tapping demonstrations!

SOURCE: https://www.stamfordmuseum.org

Location: Stamford Museum & Nature Center, 39 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford, CT

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“A Scientist Visits the Mansion” Middle School Writers’ Competition DEADLINE June 14 Open to the Students in the NYC Tristate Area

The competition is open to all middle school students sixth through eighth grade in the Tristate area.

Participants will be tasked to write a story of a fictional event taking place at the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion between 1868 and 1938. The cast of characters must include a doctor or scientist who became famous or infamous during the mid-to-late 19th century and members of the Lockwood or Mathews families. Young writers will learn about the families’ history, read biographies of the doctors and scientists, and explore the rooms in the Mansion where the event described could have taken place, using the Museum’s website as a reference. Students will create a short story that will include at least one doctor or scientist weaved into this narrative, and can introduce fictional friends visiting the Mansion as well.

SOURCE: https://www.lockwoodmathewsmansion.com

Location: Lockwood-Matthews Mansion Museum, 295 West Avenue, Norwalk, CT