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Posts for February 2012

FAO Schwarz Celebrates 150th Anniversary by Presenting Gallery of Historic Toys

Feb 23, 2012 by I Love New York Staff

Mr. Potato HeadA Look Back in Time at the Legendary Toy Store Commemorative Exhibit Features Dozens of Timeless Playthings,  From a 1905 Richard Steiff Teddy Bear to a 1976 Hello Kitty Plush Toy New  York, N.Y. - Since 1862, one brand has embodied whimsical, high-quality, innovative toys. Now celebrating its 150th Anniversary, FAO Schwarz is marking this rare milestone in the world of retail by unveiling ...

Winter Still Resides in the Catskill Mountains at Belleayre Bump it up at Belleayre Bump Clinic on March 3 & 4

Feb 23, 2012 by I Love New York Staff

belleayre-logo2.gifHighmount, N.Y. - If it has seemed like a winterless winter in the NYC metro area, it's because Mother Nature has been holed up hiding out in the Catskills. While you might not have any snow in your yard, thanks to an expert snowmaking team, Belleayre has tons of it in theirs. Only a short trip upstate from the George Washington Bridge, winter still resides closer than you think. Ask anyone that ...

Capital Rep Launches New Season

Feb 21, 2012 by I Love New York Staff

capital-rep.JPGFive Plays & More Await Subscribers in 2012 - 2013 Season's NEXT ACT! NEW PLAY SUMMIT with Proctors intensifies focus on new plays, musicals, subscriber participation Albany, N.Y. - For theatergoers throughout New York State's Capital Region, a good thing gets even better this week as Albany's esteemed Capital Repertory Theatre announces its 2012 - 2013 season -- and a new play ...

Freihofer's Saratoga Jazz Festival Celebrates Landmark 35th Anniversary

Feb 21, 2012 by I Love New York Staff

Diana KrallWorld Renowned Headliners Include Diana Krall, Chris Botti, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Esperanza Spalding "Radio Music Society," Hiromi Trio Project, Yellowjackets, Maceo Parker & More Saturday, June 30 & Sunday, July 1 at Saratoga Performing Arts Center   Saratoga Springs, N.Y. - The Freihofer's Saratoga Jazz Festival, one of the most celebrated and longest-running jazz ...

Sugaring Off Sundays Begin March 4 at The Farmers’ Museum

Feb 21, 2012 by I Love New York Staff

Blacksmith Steve Kellogg demonstrates age-old techniques to visitors during last year’s Sugaring Off Sundays event at The Farmers’ Museum.  (Photo by Zach Winnie)Cooperstown, N.Y. - Join The Farmers' Museum for its springtime tradition for families and friends throughout the region, Sugaring Off Sundays.  Held every Sunday in March (March 4, 11, 18, and 25), the event features historic and contemporary sugaring demonstrations, children's activities and more. A full pancake breakfast is offered from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. with other activities scheduled 9 ...

Trout Unlimited Tug Hill Chapter to Hold Fifth Annual Women’s Fly-Fishing Seminar June 2-3 in Altmar

Feb 17, 2012 by I Love New York Staff

Instructor Lindsay Agness, left, will lead the fifth annual Women’s Fly Fishing Seminar sponsored by the Tug Hill Chapter of Trout Unlimited and the NYS DEC June 2 and 3 in Altmar. Agness is pictured with participants at last year’s seminar. (Photo by Jessica Burt, Oswego County Tourism Office.) Altmar, N.Y. - The Tug Hill/Black River Chapter of Trout Unlimited in cooperation with the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation will sponsor a two-day fly-fishing seminar for women June 2 and 3 on the Salmon River in Altmar.  "This seminar is geared exclusively for women looking to improve their fly-fishing skills," said instructor Lindsay Agness. "It will cover instruction from ...

It's an Eventful Presidents Week in Lake Placid

Feb 17, 2012 by I Love New York Staff

orda.JPGLake Placid, N.Y. - Lake Placid hosts the world for two weeks in February 17-26-for the Bauhaus FIBT Bob and Skeleton World Championships. Catch all of the action in five disciplines-women's bobsled, men's two-man bobsled, men's four-man bobsled and men's and women's skeleton-plus live entertainment, fun activities for the whole family and fireworks displays! The Lake Placid Skeleton ...

What Is Everyone Waiting For?

Feb 17, 2012 by I Love New York Staff

bristol-mountain.JPGBristol Mountain Has Been Making Snow All Winter! Canandaigua, N.Y. - Despite the sunshine and warm temperatures, Bristol Mountain has been surprisingly busy all winter making snow. The mountain's 1200' vertical, 30 trails, 2 terrain parks, 1 half pipe and 1 Nordic Loop are prepped for skiing and riding-and to top it off, they've decided to spread the word in a very standout way. Bristol ...

The Lake George Area in New York’s Adirondacks is a Sure Cure for Cabin Fever

Feb 17, 2012 by I Love New York Staff

lake-george-area.JPGLake George, N.Y. - As the memories of winter fade and the days begin to lengthen, admit it, it's time to change your routine. Whether you venture outdoors in warmer temperatures or find an indoor activity to whet your summer appetite, you'll find it here, in the Lake George Area in New York's Adirondacks! Check out this Top 20 list of ideas: -  Just about every weekend in March there are ...

George Eastman House Celebrates Academy Awards® Sunday, Feb. 26

Feb 16, 2012 by I Love New York Staff

oscar.jpgPopular movie-theme fundraiser, organized by the Eastman Young Professionals, features live music, dancing, and ceremony on the big screen in the Dryden Theatre Rochester, N.Y. - George Eastman House International Museum of Photography & Film will celebrate the 84th Academy Awards® on Sunday, Feb. 26 with its 16th annual movie-themed Oscars® party - at the home of the father of motion ...
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