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John F. Kennedy said, " . . . art establishes the basic human truths which must serve as the touchstones of our judgment . . . I see little of more importance to the future of our country and civilization than full recognition of the place of the artist."

- Amherst College, 1962.

American Arts

Rockaway Artists Alliance

The Rockaway Artists Alliance (RAA) is the last piece of the cultural corridor that extends from Manhattan through Queens to the Atlantic Ocean.

In partnership with The National Park Service, Gateway (GNRA) National Recreation Area, RAA is headquartered in the Rockaway (ROCA) Center. for the Art. In Fort Tilden, GNRA. Gateway NRA is a seaside urban national park. ROCA includes gallery, studio and classroom space, a sculpture garden, an outdoor stage and an art library. Also included in Fort Tildens the Post Theater, whcih houses the Rockaway Theater Company. Monthly RAA meetings provide an eclectic roster of guest speakers and a forum for artists to share their work. Join us the second Monday of each month, 7;30pm in Building T-149, Fort Tilden, GNRA (12 miles from Manhattan). All are welcome. Galleries open: Sat Noon to 5pm, Sun 1pm to 4pm year round.

RAA, 260 Beach 116 Street, Rockaway Beach NY 11694, 718-474-0861.

World Class Art

The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
Montreal Quebec
514 285 1600

Right Under the Sun:

Works by Artists ranging from Hubert Robert to Monet, Cezanne, Van Gogh, Derain, and Braque illuminate impact of Provencal landscape on generations.

NY History

Woolworth Building - This building - once the world's tallest - was dubbed the Cathedral of Commerce. The breathtaking lobby contains jewel-like mosaics, filigree brass work and, hidden among the gnarled gargoyles, figures of Frank Woolworth and architect Cass Gilbert.

Stone Street Historic District - Part of the Colonial New York Street plan, this landmark district was built on the wreckage of the Great Fire of 1835 and housed many Greek Revival dry goods stores and warehouses. Stone Street was the first paved cobblestone street and is now a pedestrian corrider and Lower Manhattan's "restaurant row."

Tweed Court House in the Financial District at 52 Chambers St near Broadway. A national symbol of municipal corruption, this marble-adorned courthouse, built after the Civil War was originally expected to cost $350,000, but its final tab was $13 million, with much of the money disappearing in kickbacks to the notorious Boss Tweed; recently renovated, it now serves as home to the city's Department of Education.

The Art Trail is part of the rich cultural landscape of Tompkins County. You can alternate viewing art with wine tasting, fine dining, theatre, concerts, hiking, antiquing, shopping and visits to galleries and museums. Find a diverse array of lodgings from intimate B&Bs to world class hotels.

For more information, call the Tompkins County Convention Visitor's Bureau at 800-284-8422 OR 607-272-1313 or go to VISITITHACA.COM

The Greater Ithaca Art Trail is a program of Community Arts Partnership of Tompkins County. or call 607-273-5072 for more information.

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