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2014 Great New York State Fair Women’s Day Keynote: ‘7 Habits of Supremely Happy Women’

Jul 10, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Yvonne ConteSyracuse, N.Y. - A recent Gallup Poll found that 40 percent of women feel stressed out every day. To help women find happiness amidst the hectic schedules of work, family, soccer practice, swim lessons, the phone, diapers, and dinner on the table by six, the 2014 Great New York State Fair has invited motivational humorist Yvonne Conte to provide the keynote presentation at the Women's Day Luncheon on Wednesday, August 27.

Directory of Canal Sites and Museums Now Available

Jul 10, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Erie Canal Site DirectoryWaterford, N.Y. - Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor has produced a new directory of canal sites and museums to introduce New York State residents and visitors to more than 45 sites all along the NYS Canal System. The directory is available at numerous canal sites and visitor centers along the Erie, Oswego, Cayuga-Seneca, and Champlain Canals.

"Summer is the perfect time for families and visitors to explore New York State's historic canals," said Bob Radliff, Director of Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor. "Whether traveling by boat, bike, or car, the directory will help people find their way to interesting places."

Get Ready for the Hester Street Fair Ice Cream Social!

Jul 10, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Hester Street Fair Ice Cream Social 2014New York, N.Y. - In 1984, President Ronald Reagan designated July as National Ice Cream Month and the third Sunday of the month as National Ice Cream Day.

Hester Street Fair is celebrating this delicious holiday with an Ice Cream Social weekend, featuring a special lineup of your favorite local ice cream and a batch of brand new ice cream and frozen treat vendors that are ...

22nd Annual Ticonderoga Area Car Show Taking Place Aug. 3

Jul 10, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

2013 Best of Show CarTiconderoga, N.Y. - The 22nd Annual Ticonderoga Area Car Show will be held Sunday, August 3, 2014 in Ticonderoga's Bicentennial Park from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM. There will be a variety of awards given out including Best of Show Car, Best of Show Truck, Best of Show Motorcycle, Best of Show Display, 1 Super Wheels Prize Package, Chambers Choice, Fans Choice, Most Radical Engine, Best Color Scheme, Favorite Antique, and Best Work In Progress. In addition Top 25 and Fabulous 50 awards will be given. The show is a judged show and a "SuperWheels Showdown" Qualifier. The first 150 people registered will receive a dash plaque and there will be a variety of special giveaways for pre-registered vehicles.

Cirque Éloize returns to Proctors with Internationally-renowned Extravaganza iD

Jul 10, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Cirque Éloize Schenectady debut of iD-Aug. 1-3 & 8-10-features 15 performers in a unique combination of urban dances and circus arts Schenectady, N.Y. - Capital Region residents are in for a thrilling summer of circus arts and urban dance as Cirque Éloize returns to Proctors with the international hit iD.

Directed by Jeannot Painchaud, iD (pronounced eye-dee) is a high-energy production, blending circus, street dance and hip-hop. The show will be presented, in its Schenectady debut, at Proctors, 432 State Street, Schenectady, Aug 1-3 & 8-10. Tickets are on sale now at the Box Office at Proctors, by phone at 518.346.6204 and on the web at www.proctors.org.

Reconstruction of Thomas Cole’s New Studio Begins with Ground-breaking on July 3

Jul 9, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Thomas Cole National Historic Site GroundbreakingCatskill, N.Y. - The earth moved at the Thomas Cole National Historic Site on Thursday, July 3rd, as New York State Parks Commissioner Rose Harvey joined Thomas Cole Executive Director Elizabeth Jacks and 100 other friends and dignitaries, to break ground on the reconstruction site for Cole's "New Studio."

"This is a day that many people have been thinking about and dreaming about for a long time," said Ms. Jacks.

Meet Live Snakes!

Jul 9, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Meet live snakes at the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum on Saturday, July 26 at 10 a.m. Photo by Pam Golben. Hudson Highlands Nature Museum's Wildlife Education Center Presents "Snakes Alive!" on July 26

Cornwall-on-Hudson, N.Y. - On Saturday, July 26 at 10 a.m. the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum presents Snakes Alive! This special snake program will confirm that snakes are indeed awesome animals, helpful to the environment and very misunderstood.

NYC & Company Announces Curious George® as New York City's Official Family Ambassador

Jul 8, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Curious George Campaign Featuring Beloved Character Encourages Visitors to Discover Family-Friendly Adventures Throughout New York City's Five Boroughs

In 2013 New York City Welcomed an Estimated 16.7 Million Family Visitors

New York, N.Y. - NYC & Company, New York City's official tourism, marketing and partnership organization, today announced Curious George® as its sixth Official NYC Family Ambassador, a joint effort with NBCUniversal, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) and PBS KIDS. As part of the yearlong collaboration, adventurous explorer Curious George will encourage family travel to the City's five boroughs by highlighting New York City as a family-friendly destination. In 2013 New York City welcomed an estimated 16.7 million family visitors, a 3.1 percent projected increase over 2012, contributing approximately $16.5 billion in direct spending to New York City's economy. Since the launch of the Family Ambassador program in 2009, family visitation to New York City has grown by 26.5 percent and currently comprises 30.8 percent of total visitation to New York City.

Characters of History at Niagara Falls adds another Famous Face

Jul 8, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Maria SpelteriniNiagara Falls, N.Y. - The "Characters of History" program at Niagara Falls State Park is in its 5th Season and the response from visitors has never been more positive. Annie Edson Taylor (first person to go over the Falls in a barrel, in 1901) leads a team the includes Frederick Law Olmsted, Father Louis Hennepin, Nikola Tesla, Angeline Whitney, Augustus Porter and this year's sensation, Maria Spelterini.

"In 1876 Maria Spelterini travelled from Italy to Niagara Falls where she became the first (and only) woman to tightrope walk across the Niagara Gorge" shares Actor Jamie Nablo-Lama, who portrays the fiesty funambulist.

2014 Finger Lakes Cheese Festival Initial Schedule of Events Announced

Jul 8, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Finger Lakes Cheese TrailFinger Lakes, N.Y. - The third annual Finger Lakes Cheese Festival is slated for  Saturday July 26 from 10 am-5 pm at Sunset View Creamery in Odessa, NY, which is about five miles outside of Watkins Glen. Sunset View is a founding member of the Finger Lakes Cheese Trail which puts on this annual family-focus event, and the Planning Committee is excited to announce many new additions to this year's festival.

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