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Wildlife Conservation Society announces new event for August 2015: Cycle Adirondacks

Aug 29, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Cyclists ride towards Whiteface mountain in the Adirondacks.Registration is open for the first fully supported week-long tour in the region; created to benefit the Adirondack Park Saranac Lake, N.Y. - The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) today announced Cycle Adirondacks, a week-long, road bike tour through the Adirondack Park featuring daily routes that will allow riders to be immersed in the forests, lakes, streams and abundant wildlife habitat of the famed Adirondack region. Local WCS wildlife experts will be on hand all week to provide information on wildlife and other natural history. Registration is now open for the ride, which will take place August 23-29, 2015.

New “BBQ, Brews & Blues” Competition Spices Up Saratoga Wine & Food Festival

Aug 29, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Celebrated bassist Ben Williams and his band Sound EffectFeaturing Food Network's Marc Murphy

Friday, Sept 5 @ 7 p.m.

Celebrated jazz artist Ben Williams & Sound Effect to Perform

Saratoga Springs, N.Y. - The brand new, "BBQ, Brews & Blues" event featuring Food Network star Marc Murphy will usher in a weekend of gourmet events for the Saratoga Wine and Food Festival, September 5 - 7. Murphy, host of the Food Network's hit series Chopped, will host a competition style grill-off in which four of the Capital Region's best chefs face off against four Manhattan grill masters. The event will also feature chef-prepared food, BBQ and a variety of craft beers, wines and spirits as well as music by celebrated jazz bassist Ben Williams. Presented by Certified Angus Beef and Stella Artois, BBQ, Brews & Blues will be held on Friday, September 5 from 7 - 10pm.

Manitoga Announces Palmas Performance By 2014 Resident Artist Melissa McGill

Aug 27, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Garrison, N.Y. - "Manitoga / The Russel Wright Design Center is thrilled to present Melissa McGill's Palmas - a site-specific sound installation and live music and dance performance. Her work masterfully continues Russel Wright's legacy of creative experimentation and celebration of place at Manitoga," states Executive Director, Allison Cross.

State Fair Shipwrecks Exhibit Adding Behemoth Fish, Longer ROV In-Water Demonstration Day

Aug 26, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Tom Brooking with NY Sturgeon for Tomorrow and Dave White of New York Sea Grant with the 7-foot-long sturgeon that is joining the The Great Shipwrecks of NY’s ‘Great’ Lakes Signature Exhibit for the balance of the Great New York State Fair. Photo courtesy of Brian P. Whattam Syracuse, N.Y. - The Great Shipwrecks of NY's ‘Great' Lakes Signature Exhibit presented by New York Sea Grant and The Great New York State Fair is adding new displays and expanding its in-water demonstrations. The exhibit is located in and along the reflecting pool at the mini-NY State Park at the Fairgrounds. Starting Monday, August 25, an historic fish that has been a passive behemoth in waters around the globe for more than 100 million years will join 300 years of shipwrecks history in The Great Shipwrecks exhibit. NY Sturgeon for Tomorrow will have its 7-foot-long mounted sturgeon in the Great Shipwrecks 60-foot-long tent for the balance of the Fair.

Aug. 27 Program Will Explore History of Fort Ontario’s Storm Warning Tower

Aug 22, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Fort Ontario Storm TowerLecture Was Inspired by Research of Curator's Late Husband 

Oswego, N.Y.  - Fort Ontario's Coastal Warning Display tower and its history will be the topic of a lecture by Fort Ontario curator Jenny Emmons Wednesday, Aug. 27, at 7 p.m. The lecture will take place in the Enlisted Men's Barracks at Fort Ontario.

The Wilderness Within: A Social Media Workshop

Aug 20, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Tupper Lake, N.Y. - Join artist Holly Friesen on Monday, September 8th at 10:00 am at The Wild Center for The Wilderness Within. Poet and ecologist Gary Snyder said "It is in the deep mind that wilderness and the unconscious become one, and in some half-understood but very profound way, our relation to the outer ecologies seems conditioned by our inner ecologies. This is a metaphor, but it is also literal." Artist Holly Friesen will speak about this very phenomena in the making of her own contemporary landscape paintings. Holly is a working artist based out of Montreal, Canada and has painted the boreal forests and precambrian rock of Northern Quebec for decades.

Museum Association Announces All New Museum Institute at Great Camp Sagamore

Aug 19, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

New Rates and An Insider's Guide to Advocacy Theme Highlight Immersive Retreat for Museum Professionals

Troy, N.Y. - The Museum Association of New York (MANY), the only statewide organization that works as both a hub for the state's museum community and a powerful voice for the advancement of art, history, science and children's museums, as well as zoos, botanical gardens and other cultural organizations, announced today an all-new Museum Institute at Great Camp Sagamore.

Taking place September 21-24 at the Historic Great Camp, this year's Museum Institute features new reduced rates and a theme that focuses on advocacy from both sides of the issue.

9th Annual Festival in Clinton Begins August 23!

Aug 19, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Art & Music FestivalOpening Time is 10 a.m. Clinton, N.Y. - Celebrate the end of summer with us in a central New York village pretty enough to be on your calendar. Plan to make the trip to Clinton, New York on Saturday, August 23rd for a full day of exceptional live music, impressive artist wares and demonstrations, kids' activities, and a wide variety of interesting and healthy food selections. The Clinton Art and Music Festival, now in its ninth year, offers one of the most impressive and varied musical line-ups of any Upstate music festival, featuring over 20 musical acts -- from solo acoustic to 10-piece swing, Gypsy to Gospel, Irish to Oompah, jazz to Americana.

2014 Great NY State Fair to have Great Lakes Research ROV, 24/7 Weather Buoy in State Park Pond

Aug 19, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Syracuse, N.Y. -  The Great Shipwrecks of NY's ‘Great' Lakes Signature Exhibit at the 2014 Great New York State Fair will have components in the permanent reflecting pool at the 375-acre Syracuse, NY, fairgrounds. The ‘cement pond' is part of the State Park, operated by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation at the Fair. Twice daily, at 2pm and 4pm, the Great Lakes Research Consortium and the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry ESF will demonstrate the use of a remotely-operated underwater vehicle/ROV in the pool. Information will be presented on how the high-tech equipment is used to further a science-based understanding of the Great Lakes.

Bassmaster Elite at Cayuga Lake August 21-24, 2014

Aug 15, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Union Springs, N.Y. - 108 Bassmaster Elite Series pros will be heading to Union Springs on Cayuga Lake, one of New York's famous Finger Lakes, August 21-24 for the A.R.E. Truck Caps Bassmaster Elite series. At Cayuga Lake, the final of eight full-field events this season, each Elite series pro has a shot at a first-place prize of $100,000 and an automatic qualification for the 2015 Bassmaster Classic.

Cayuga Lake is a first-time stop for the Elite Series and the deep glacial lake (up to 435 feet) is great habitat for largemouth bass, which will be the target species for the anglers.

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