The Beat http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/ Latest Posts Sat, 25 Oct 2014 18:59:59 GMT Adirondacks Gear Up for Winter with New Ski Resort Offerings and Festivities http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/20/Adirondacks-Gear-Up-for-Winter-with-New-Ski-Resort-Offerings-and-Festivities/7987/ From Oak Mountain to the Adirondack Coast - Family-Friendly Winter Fun in the Mountains Adirondack Region, N.Y. - In Northern New York, winter's snowy depths and plunging temperatures mean one thing for the Adirondacks: it's time to play. With snowflakes already falling, ski resorts and communities are gearing up for a winter filled with ski resort updates, world-class sporting events and holiday festivities. Located just four hours north of Manhattan, the Adirondack Region presents its' 2014-15 winter preview: Mon, 20 Oct 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/20/Adirondacks-Gear-Up-for-Winter-with-New-Ski-Resort-Offerings-and-Festivities/7987/ Ghost Tours Re-Visit Historic Fort Ontario http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/10/Ghost-Tours-Re-Visit-Historic-Fort-Ontario/7986/ Oswego, N.Y. - The Friends of Fort Ontario, Central New York Ghost Hunters, and other ghost-hunting groups return to the Fort Ontario State Historic Site, 1 E. Fourth St., Oswego to host Ghost Tours Friday and Saturday, October 17 and 18. Guided tours run in 15-minute increments from 7 to 10 p.m. both evenings. Tickets to the annual event are $13 and must be purchased in advance. Evidence gathered in the fort's buildings and underground casemates during the tours will be presented in the rooms or areas where it was obtained. People are also invited to bring their own ghost-hunting equipment to find new data under the guidance of the experts. Fri, 10 Oct 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/10/Ghost-Tours-Re-Visit-Historic-Fort-Ontario/7986/ Discover Alpacas with National-Level Competitors, Seminars, and Youth Activities http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/10/Discover-Alpacas-with-National-Level-Competitors-Seminars-and-Youth-Activities/7985/ Extravaganza taking place at NYS Fairgrounds Oct. 25-26 Syracuse, N.Y. - Organizers of the 2014 nationally-certified Empire Alpaca Extravaganza are making a concerted effort to attract visitors interested in learning about how raising the finely-fibered animals provides income and lifestyle opportunities. The show, drawing competitors from across the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions to the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse on October 25-26, will offer educational seminars, a fashion show, and youth activities. Admission show and parking are free. Fri, 10 Oct 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/10/Discover-Alpacas-with-National-Level-Competitors-Seminars-and-Youth-Activities/7985/ Whiteface Mountain Gets First Snow in the East http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/10/Whiteface-Mountain-Gets-First-Snow-in-the-East/7984/ Wilmington, N.Y. - A light dusting of snow kisses Whiteface Mountain, in Wilmington, N.Y., today, Thursday, Oct. 10, a not so gentle reminder that winter is on its way. If the weather continues to cooperate, skiing and riding at Whiteface will begin Friday, Nov. 28. Thursday's snowfall on the Olympic mountain should serve as a reminder to book early and save on your vacation to the "Winter Sports Capital of the World," Lake Placid, N.Y. Through Oct. 31, you will find deals with savings up to 45% off Whiteface lift tickets and early bird specials from area lodging properties. Book your vacation today and don't miss out on skiing "The Face," Whiteface that is ... this winter. Fri, 10 Oct 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/10/Whiteface-Mountain-Gets-First-Snow-in-the-East/7984/ Gore Mountain's Harvest Fest Returns Oct. 11-12 http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/3/Gore-Mountain-s-Harvest-Fest-Returns-Oct-11-12/7983/ Gore Mountain will feature the largest number of vendors and activites to date! Join the free, family-oriented fun Columbus Day Weekend North Creek, N.Y. - Harvest Fest returns to Gore Mountain Saturday and Sunday, October 11-12. This massive festival is open 10:30am-4:30pm each day and includes live music, kids' activities, vendors, and fall fun for whole family. Admission is completely free! Harvest Fest 2014 will feature the largest array of Adirondack vendors yet, including jewelers, photographers, artists, furniture makers, specialty foods, and much more. Fri, 03 Oct 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/3/Gore-Mountain-s-Harvest-Fest-Returns-Oct-11-12/7983/ Governor Cuomo Launches I LOVE NEW YORK Bus http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/3/Governor-Cuomo-Launches-I-LOVE-NEW-YORK-Bus/7982/ New Service Offers Year-Round Getaways from New York City to Beverage Trails, Festivals and Ski Slopes across New York Albany, NY (October 1, 2014) - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the launch of the I LOVE NEW YORK Bus, a new year-round tourism initiative that offers transportation from New York City to destinations across the state. The service is a result of feedback received during the Governor's second Tourism Summit to increase transportation access to tourism opportunities in New York, and connects riders to some of the state's most popular getaway experiences, including wine, beer and cider trails, seasonal festivals and skiing in Upstate New York. Fri, 03 Oct 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/3/Governor-Cuomo-Launches-I-LOVE-NEW-YORK-Bus/7982/ Frightening Tales come of life at Genesee Country Museum http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/3/Frightening-Tales-come-of-life-at-Genesee-Country-Museum/7981/ Oct. 17-18 & 22-25 Mumford, N.Y. - Even with a century and more of exposure to movies, television and other new terrors, the horror tales and frightening characters of 19th-century writings still have a hold on us today. Some of these characters come to life in Genesee Country Village & Museum's Spirits of the Past Theatrical Tour, Oct. 17-18 & 22-25, chilling visitors as they once did in the 19th century. Fri, 03 Oct 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/3/Frightening-Tales-come-of-life-at-Genesee-Country-Museum/7981/ Adirondack Balloon Festival Starts Today http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/18/Adirondack-Balloon-Festival-Starts-Today/7980/ Glens Falls and Queensbury, N.Y. (Sept. 18) - Beginning today through Sunday, Sept. 21, witness the flight of hundreds of balloons in Glens Falls and Queensbury. It's all part of the Adirondack Balloon Festival, an American Bus Association Top 100 Event, which has enchanted spectators since 1973. The celebration begins in Glens Falls with a community party offering balloons, fun and ... Thu, 18 Sep 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/18/Adirondack-Balloon-Festival-Starts-Today/7980/ George Eastman House to Host First Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival Acts http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/18/George-Eastman-House-to-Host-First-Niagara-Rochester-Fringe-Festival-Acts/7979/ Vintage Hitchcock: A Live Radio Play and Cello Fury will be performing on September 21 Rochester, N.Y. - George Eastman House will host Vintage Hitchcock: A Live Radio Play and Cello Fury on September 21 as part of the First Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival. Screen Plays ~ Hollywood's Golden Age on Stage will perform Vintage Hitchcock: A Live Radio Play at 1 p.m. and Cello Fury will hit the stage at 3 p.m. Both performances will be held in the Dryden Theatre, 900 East Avenue. Admission to each event is $10, and tickets can be ordered in advance at www.rochesterfringe.com. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/18/George-Eastman-House-to-Host-First-Niagara-Rochester-Fringe-Festival-Acts/7979/ Oswego Prepares for First FallOween Event http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/18/Oswego-Prepares-for-First-FallOween-Event/7978/ Oswego, N.Y. - Four local Oswego businesses weaved together the first FallOween event in Oswego, where all citizens compete against one another in the form of decorating their homes in spooky Halloween or beautiful fall themes. The rules are simple: decorate the front of the home or front porch with Halloween or fall decorations, whether it's with creepy crawlers, pumpkins, witches or discolored leaves, with or without lights, anything goes!. This city-wide event is open to all Oswego residents who dare to spice their homes up with skeletons, colorful reefs or even spooky sounds. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/18/Oswego-Prepares-for-First-FallOween-Event/7978/