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NYC & Company Features the Meatpacking District as the Next Spotlight in Neighborhood X Neighborhood

Sep 3, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Neighborhood Campaign Encourages Exploration of Attractions, Shops, Restaurants, Hotels, Restaurants and More 

New York, N.Y. (Sept. 3) - NYC & Company, New York City's official marketing, tourism and partnership organization, today announced the Meatpacking District as the next Neighborhood x Neighborhood feature. Owing its name to the many New York City meatpacking plants that once called the neighborhood home, the Meatpacking District has retained its historical character and cobblestone streets. Now known for its fashionable shops, quality restaurants and trendy nightlife scene, the cutting-edge neighborhood is conveniently accessible by the 1, 2, 3, A, C, E and L subway lines. For more information on all there is to see and do in the Meatpacking District, visit nycgo.com/nxn.

Metropolitan Museum Launches Flagship App for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch

Sep 2, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

The Met AppNew York, N.Y. - Thomas P. Campbell, Director and CEO of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, announced that the Museum will launch today its flagship smartphone app-titled simply The Met-developed exclusively for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This free digital resource is the easiest way to see what's happening at the Met every day, wherever you are.

The Met app is available on iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch, and can be downloaded free from the App Store.

Sinterklaas Celebration Returns to Kingston for the 4th Year!

Sep 2, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

SinterklaasSave The Dates! November 21th Through the 29th! Kingston, N.Y. - On Saturday, November 29, 2014, the famed Sinterklaas Celebration that has drawn thousands to Rhinebeck once again goes bi-coastal. For the fourth year, Kingston will celebrate a little bit of its Dutch heritage and reprise its starring role as Spain in the story of Sinterklaas' arrival in the Hudson Valley. A festive procession of giant puppets, stars, fish, flags, this year's honored animal (the Hummingbird) and the great Hudson River itself will travel down Broadway to bring the beloved holiday story to life. Come to the historic Rondout District in Kingston to discover this enchanting blend of tradition and modern day merriment.

Fall is Festival Time in the Lake Placid Area

Sep 2, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Oktoberfest, Flaming Leaves & Brewfest Highlight the Fun Lake Placid, N.Y. - No one really likes it when summer comes to an end. But hold on, there's a forgotten season in between summer and winter, it's autumn. It's perhaps the best time of all to be in the Lake Placid, N.Y. region. Temperatures are generally cooler, there's less humidity in the air, you can still enjoy several of your favorite non-winter outdoor activities and there are fewer bugs to swat away. And then there's the beauty of the fall foliage that will surround us.

A Couple of Blaguards brings Irish comedy to GE Theatre at Proctors, Sept. 26–Oct. 5

Sep 2, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Frank and Malachy McCourt's two-character play predates classic books Angela's Ashes, ‘Tis and A Monk Swimming Schenectady, N.Y.- Limerick, Ireland in the 1930s. There was little to laugh at for Brooklyn-born Frank and Malachy McCourt, hardscrabble sons of a shiftless alcoholic who dragged his Depression-era family across the Atlantic from bad to worse.

But laugh, they did.

A Couple of Blaguards, which comes to the GE Theatre at Proctors Sept. 26-Oct. 5, is the boisterous barroom autobiography of the renowned sibling authors. First produced in New York in 1985, Blaguards was the comedic springboard for Frank's instant classics Angela's Ashes and 'Tis, and Malachy's A Monk Swimming.

"King of Rock" New York State Yo-Yo Contest at The Strong Museum Saturday, Sept.20

Sep 2, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Rochester, N.Y. - See which talented yo-yo competitors have the winning moves during the New York State Yo-Yo Contest at The Strong® museum on Saturday, September 20 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Registration for participants starts at 9 a.m.) Nearly 75 competitors from around the world will descend on Rochester to dazzle museum guests with their slick tricks and flashy, freestyle routines all in the hopes of being crowned the "King of Rock."

The Wild Center Announces Major Property Acquisition

Sep 2, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Tupper Lake, N.Y. - The Wild Center announced today the acquisition of 50 acres of Raquette River front property made possible by a group of supporters. The new acquisition adjoins the Center's current 31-acre site and includes significant river-frontage on the Raquette River, a seasonal building and wetland habitat.

Harvest Happenings in the Hudson Valley Reap a Heap of Fun in Orange County, NY

Sep 2, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Warwick ApplefestHudson Valley, N.Y. - Fall is tiptoeing into the Hudson Valley. The apples and corn grow sweeter by the day and plump pumpkins are brightening the fields. It's the season when villages throughout the countryside celebrate harvest festivals. The New York Renaissance Faire still pulses with weekend merriment and the mountains surrounding the Bear Mountain Oktoberfest begin to echo happy sounds of German bands and polkas. Paddlers and hikers catch the first touches of fall color to the landscape. It's time to pick your fall fun from the Orange County events calendar at www.OrangeTourism.org.

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.

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