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The Catskills to Host Pro-Am Cycling Competitions This Summer

Apr 9, 2015 by I Love New York Staff

Cycling Events Take Catskills By Storm in 2015 with Challenging Endurance Racing Routes

 

Greene County, N.Y. - Home to challenging hill climbs boasting names like the "Devil's Kitchen," the Catskills lay claim to some of the toughest cycling routes in New York, providing the ideal location for several highly anticipated annual cycling competitions.

Greene County Classic at Windham Mountain June 13 is an annual stop on the Anthem Sports Great American Cycling Series. Over 400 racers will ride through the town of Windham, and followed by the Tour of the Catskills Devil's Kitchen Preview Ride in nearby Tannersville.

The Great Northern Catskills of Greene County Launch New Kaaterskill Clove Experience

Apr 9, 2015 by I Love New York Staff

Explore the Catskills' Incredible Contributions to American Art & History on a New Discovery Trail

Greene County, N.Y. - The Great Northern Catskills of Greene County unveil a new self-guided discovery trail through the historic mountains and river valleys of literary fame and artistic acclaim: The Kaaterskill Clove Experience.

The Kaaterskill Clove Experience provides visitors with renewed contextual access to the area's important historic sites, hiking trails and cultural attractions. Recognized for its scenic beauty, the Clove's landscape has inspired countless artists for generations, and the experience's stops represent key places in American history.

Call to Artists for 2015 Members’ Juried Art Exhibit

Apr 2, 2015 by I Love New York Staff

"Sky Peeking"April 16th Deadline Approaches

Ogdensburg, N.Y. - The Frederic Remington Art Museum invites artists to submit artwork for the 2015 Members' Juried Art Exhibit which will be on display May 23 - September 27, 2015.

In the 2015 Members' Juried Art Exhibit, the museum's member artists are invited to submit up to three digital photos of their art. Open to artists everywhere, one work from each artist is guaranteed acceptance. This exhibit is the museum's most inclusive juried art exhibit; every artist gets at least one work in the show. It's during the museum's peak tourist season, so gets maximum exposure.

Diverse Factors Driving Upstate NY Boating Industry Optimism for 2015 Season

Apr 1, 2015 by I Love New York Staff

Krenzer ChapparalSyracuse, N.Y. - Marine industry representatives in New York State are optimistic about the approaching boating season for reasons ranging from new boat models and incentives from manufacturers to repowering older boats and growing interest in wakesurfing.

Boating Industries Association of Upstate New York Executive Director Barb Caster references National Marine Manufacturers Association/NMMA statistics showing 2015 could be a good year.

Hudson Highlands Nature Museum hosts Storm King Mountain Hike

Mar 27, 2015 by I Love New York Staff

Storm King MountainCornwall-on-Hudson, N.Y. - On Saturday, April 11 from 12 p.m. - 4 p.m. join the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum at Storm King Mountain for a rigorous hike up the mountain. This hike, led by environmental educator Lisa Mechaley, is geared for adults and children 12 and older who would like to learn about the history of Storm King Mountain and want to enjoy the extraordinary views of the Hudson.

Golf the Catskills: Where to Stay and Play Now in Greene County

Mar 25, 2015 by I Love New York Staff

Greene County, N.Y. - Spring comes early to the Great Northern Catskills of Greene County - at least it does on the golf course. Stay in the Catskills and play the region's courses this spring to save on tee times, accommodations and meals with early bird packages at the area's premier golf resorts.

Greene County offers challenging, expert-designed courses amid the stunning natural beauty of the Hudson Valley and towering Catskill Peaks. Book a Catskill golf getaway, or play for the day at a top resort and enjoy package perks including unlimited golf, same-day replay and delicious meals.

Staatsburgh State Historic Site Opening for Tour Season

Mar 20, 2015 by I Love New York Staff

Staatsburgh State Historic SiteSite Features an Intact Mansion of the Gilded Age

Staatsburg, N.Y. - Staatsburgh State Historic Site, also known as Mills Mansion, will open for the season on Thursday, April 16.  Tours will be offered Thursdays through Sundays from 11am to 5pm (last tour begins at 4pm), along with a full roster of special programs including the very popular Downton Abbey-themed tour and the Gilded Age Tea & Talk series.  The 79-room mansion overlooking the Hudson River is in the hamlet of Staatsburg, between Hyde Park and Rhinebeck.  A time capsule of the Gilded Age, Staatsburgh retains its original furnishings and opulent décor.

USS Slater scheduled to open to the public on Wednesday, April 1

Mar 19, 2015 by I Love New York Staff

USS SlaterAlbany, N.Y. - This year will mark the ship's 18th season in Albany. A lot has changed since she first arrived in Albany. If you haven't toured the ship in a while, you should come back for a visit.

A National Historic Landmark, USS SLATER is the only remaining World War II Destroyer Escort afloat in America. Destroyer Escorts originally were conceived to battle Nazi U-Boats while escorting convoys across the Atlantic. However, their versatility proved useful in the Pacific defending task forces from Kamikaze attacks. Many Destroyer Escorts continued to serve during the Korean and Viet Nam Wars. The current US Navy Fleet's frigates are descendants of these small ships.

Cooperstown Summer Music Festival presents Three Faces of Romanticism on April 26

Mar 18, 2015 by I Love New York Staff

Nicholas CanellakisCooperstown, N.Y. - The Cooperstown Summer Music Festival, under the artistic direction of flutist Linda Chesis, presents Three Faces of Romanticism on Sunday, April 26 at 4 pm at the Otesaga Hotel in Cooperstown. The concert features Ms. Chesis, Nicholas Canellakis, cello; and Roman Rabinovich, piano, performing works by Beethoven, Reinecke and Rachmaninoff. "We're jumpstarting our 17th season with a spring concert. Nick and Roman are both superb artists, and I'm delighted to be performing with them in Cooperstown," says Linda Chesis. "We'll take the audience on an artistic voyage of Romanticism, from the groundbreaking imagination of Beethoven to Reinecke's poetic depiction of the water sprite Undine to its 20th century culmination in the lush music of Rachmaninoff."

Fighting for Freedom Movie Series at Philipse Manor Hall

Mar 18, 2015 by I Love New York Staff

"Glory" and "Amazing Grace" Will Be First Two Films in Four-Part Series

Yonkers, N.Y. - 2015 marks the 150th anniversary of the end of America's bloodiest conflict, the Civil War. In commemoration of the historic events that took place, Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site has announced the dates for the first two installments of a four-part movie series titled, "Fighting for Freedom." Each film in the series will focus on the topics of slavery and the Civil War. The first two films shown will be "Glory" on Saturday, April 11 at 4 p.m. and "Amazing Grace" on Saturday, May 9 at 4 p.m. All films will be shown at Philipse Manor Hall, located at 29 Warburton Ave. in Yonkers, just blocks from the Yonkers train station.

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