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Posts for March 2009

Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor authorization extended to 2015

Mar 30, 2009 by I Love New York Staff

Cyclists along the Erie Canalway in Medina, by Debbie SternWATERFORD - President Obama today signed the Omnibus Public Lands Management Act of 2009 which includes language to extend the authorization of the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor for five years. The measure makes valuable federal resources available for communities from Albany to Buffalo. The Corridor extends 524 miles across the full expanse of upstate New York, and encompasses 234 ...

School-Break Week: Trash Bash! at Strong National Museum of Play ® April 20–24

Mar 30, 2009 by I Love New York Staff

He knew! Who knew garbage could be this much fun? Celebrate going "green" during School-Break Week: Trash Bash! at Strong National Museum of Play from Monday, April 20 through Friday, April 24. Enjoy a week of green-themed activities, performances, and displays daily from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Explore Creation Station, a giant room full of clean recyclables and "trash" that is at your disposal. ...

Greene County Celebrates Hudson Valley’s Quadricentennial With Series of Events Showcasing Area’s Rich History, Art and Culture

Mar 30, 2009 by I Love New York Staff

The Thomas Cole National Historic Site in Catskill will sponsor a special exhibition that explores the subject of the Hudson River in the landscape paintings by major figures of the Hudson River School, including Thomas Cole, Sanford Gifford, and Jasper Cropsey.  To enhance the connection between the paintings and the surrounding landscapes, a series of guided hikes will be offered to the scenes in the paintings, including to Kaaterskill Falls.(CATSKILL, New York) - To celebrate the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson's exploration of the river that now bears his name, Greene County is staging a series of special events throughout the county this summer and fall.  Events range from public art exhibitions and original theatrical productions to a treasure hunt and "wacky" raft race. "When Henry Hudson sailed from the New York Harbor to ...

Francis Bacon’s Provocative Works Featured in Major Retrospective Opening May 20 at Metropolitan Museum

Mar 30, 2009 by I Love New York Staff

met.jpg  The first major New York exhibition in 20 years devoted to Francis Bacon (British, 1909-1992)-one of the most important painters of the 20th century-will be presented at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City from May 20 through August 16, 2009. Marking the 100th anniversary of the artist's birth, Francis Bacon: A Centenary Retrospective will bring together the most significant ...

Birdwatchers’ Quilt wins Favorite Seaway Trail Places Show

Mar 30, 2009 by I Love New York Staff

Great Lakes Seaway Trail President Teresa Mitchell is seen with the quilt, “Our Seaway Trail Lighthouse Adventure,” made by Nancy Smith of Syracuse to commemorate her family’s visit to Selkirk Lighthouse on the Seaway Trail. Smith won the 2006 Great Lakes Seaway Trail Quilt Show competition and the overnight stay at the historic lighthouse at Port Ontario in Oswego County.Sackets Harbor, NY - Great Lakes Seaway Trail Quilt Show visitors selected "Heron on the Seaway Trail" by Anne Fisher of Springwater, NY, in Livingston County, for a $200 Viewer's Choice award. The work was chosen from among dozens of quilts depicting Favorite Seaway Trail Places. Nature study and bird watching are popular pastimes for travelers on the Great Lakes Seaway Trail byway that is one ...

Whiteface Club & Resort 2009 Golf Membership Now Available

Mar 25, 2009 by I Love New York Staff

lake-placid-region.jpg  Look at the calendar ... spring has officially arrived! Need some proof? The snow is beginning to melt, every once in a while we wake up to warm mornings, though not yesterday or this morning, and some of us are beginning to pack for our annual migration South. The Whiteface Club & Resort is also offering another sign that spring is here... its 2009 club membership. Whiteface Club ...

Eastman School of Music Performance (April 3) and Saturday Night Family Play Date (April 4) at Strong National Museum of Play®

Mar 25, 2009 by I Love New York Staff

strong.jpg (Rochester) - Join the Strong National Museum of Play for a musical performance by Eastman School of Music students on April 3 at 6:00 p.m. and a Saturday Night Family Play Date, The Berenstain Bears Celebration on April 4 from 5:30-8:00 p.m. Eastman School of Music Family Performance Start the weekend off on the right note and join Eastman School of Music students at Strong National ...

April Showers to Bring More than Flowers to Landis Arboretum

Mar 24, 2009 by I Love New York Staff

landis.jpg Esperance - Despite the lingering cool weather, the Landis Arboretum is prepared to welcome spring and the warmer weeks ahead with an array of affordable family fare in April. April 18, Saturday, 9 AM - 3 PM SPRING WORKFEST Landis Arboretum, Esperance, NY; http://www.landisarboretum.org/ Bring your friends and your work gloves to Landis to prep the Arboretum for the season ahead. ...

Spring Skiing in the Lake George Area

Mar 23, 2009 by I Love New York Staff

  Still Plenty of Activity on the Slopes...

Spring Skiing and Mountain Events Galore!

spring-ski-lake-george-area.jpgThere's lots of life happening at two popular downhill ski areas in the Lake George Area of New York's Adirondacks. What can be finer than a combination of some great snow and sunshine? Maybe great snow, sunshine, great deals and fun mountain activities for everyone. Spring is a reason to have extra ...

400th Anniversary Celebration of Hudson's Voyage Kicks Off in Mid-Hudson Valley

Mar 23, 2009 by I Love New York Staff

ucqc-logo-400.gif At the beginning of April, almost 400 years to the day when Henry Hudson set sail from Holland, Ulster County will kick off a multi-event arts and history extravaganza.

(Ulster County, March 17) At the beginning of April, almost 400 years to the day when Henry Hudson set sail from Holland, Ulster County will kick off a multi-event arts and history extravaganza. Located in the mid-Hudson Valley, ...

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