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Posts for June 2011

Great Lakes Seaway Trail Now Part of Blue Star Museums Program for Military Families

Jun 29, 2011 by I Love New York Staff

The Great Lakes Seaway Trail Discovery Center was first built in 1817 as the Union Hotel in Sackets Harbor, NY. Photo: George FischerSackets Harbor, N.Y. - The Seaway Trail Discovery Center in Sackets Harbor, NY, is now a Blue Star Museum. The Blue Star Museums program is an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts with Blue Star Families, an organization that raises awareness of the challenges and strengths of military family life- and more than 1,300 participating museums across America. The museums, nature ...

10 Must-Do’s For the Fourth in the Central Finger Lakes

Jun 29, 2011 by I Love New York Staff

seneca-county-tourism.gifSeneca County, N.Y. - There are tons of things going on in the Finger Lakes this holiday weekend. But here are 10 must do's to add into your plans: #10. Friday night music pairings. Montezuma Winery (2981 Auburn Road,  Seneca Falls, 315.568.8190) and Buttonwood Grove Winery (5986 Rte 89, Romulus, 607.869.9760). Or Americana Vineyards (4367 East Covert Road off Rte 89, Interlaken, 607.387.6801) ...

11th Annual Great Hudson River Paddle Almost Here

Jun 29, 2011 by I Love New York Staff

hudson-river-paddle.jpgNew format will boost ecotourism Albany, N.Y.  - The Hudson River Valley Greenway is encouraging residents of the Hudson Valley and beyond to get ready for the 11th Annual Great Hudson River Paddle, scheduled for July 1-31, 2011. The Paddle features 80 paddling events throughout July. More information on paddling events like fireworks tours, "Pirates of Esopus" kayak scavenger hunt, ...

3rd Annual Wine & Culinary Festival at Artpark

Jun 29, 2011 by I Love New York Staff

niagara-wine-trail.JPGNiagara County, N.Y. - On July 30th and 31st the Niagara Wine Trail will hold the third annual Wine & Culinary Festival at Artpark. The wine festival has brought hundreds of people over the past two years to the picturesque setting of Artpark in Lewiston, NY to enjoy wine tasting from the wineries of the Niagara Wine Trail, local cuisine and live music. This year's wine festival will ...

Distinguished Pianists play at New Paltz’s PianoSummer for its 16th year

Jun 29, 2011 by I Love New York Staff

Paul Ostrovsky, PianoSummer Institute Faculty member, playing at last year’s Faculty Gala.New Paltz, N.Y. - PianoSummer at New Paltz Institute/Festival is the pinnacle of the summer arts season in the Hudson Valley. Under the direction of internationally renowned pianist Vladimir Feltsman, the Institute/Festival begins its 16th season on July 9 with concerts, recitals, master classes, lectures and a piano competition. Concerts and events take place at the State University of New York ...

New York City Ballet Brings Classical and Contemporary Masterpieces to Saratoga Summer Stage, July 5–16

Jun 29, 2011 by I Love New York Staff

nyc-ballet-spac.JPGOpening Night on Tuesday, July 5 at 8 p.m. Saratoga Springs, N.Y. - The 2011 Season of New York City Ballet at Saratoga Performing Arts Center presented by HSBC Bank, July 5 - 16 will feature two weeks of stunning, world-class ballets. Among the highlights of the season is the major revival of Peter Martins' enchanting story ballet, The Magic Flute, Balanchine "black and white" ballets ...

National Museum of Play® Partners with First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! Museum and Gardens Initiative

Jun 29, 2011 by I Love New York Staff

strong032310_363.jpgRochester, N.Y. - The Strong's National Museum of Play is pleased to announce a partnership with the Let's Move! Museums and Gardens Initiative launched by First Lady Michelle Obama and the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to fight childhood obesity. The national initiative helps children learn about healthy food choices and promotes physical activity through interactive exhibits ...

Finger Lakes Wine Region Offers Best Summer Food Find

Jun 27, 2011 by I Love New York Staff

July is National Picnic Month which means another great excuse to spend time with friends and family while enjoying some of the freshest in-season foods. Cayuga County Tourism recommends five unique food stops near the Finger Lakes Wine Trails to fill up a picnic basket or appetite.Extend your "tastings" beyond the wineries while visiting Upstate New York Auburn, N.Y. - July is National Picnic Month which means another great excuse to spend time with friends and family while enjoying some of the freshest in-season foods. Cayuga County Tourism recommends five unique food stops near the Finger Lakes Wine Trails to fill up a picnic basket or appetite. Off-the-beaten ...

Concert Lineup Set For Harborfest

Jun 27, 2011 by I Love New York Staff

barenaked-ladies.jpgBarneaked Ladies headline 2011 Festival Oswego, N.Y. - The concert line-up is set for Harborfest 2011.  Barenaked Ladies, presented by Constellation Nuclear Energy Group, will be the featured headliner on Friday, July 29 on the NRG Lakeview Stage at Breitbeck Park with local favorite Frostbit Blue opening for the popular Canadian alternative rockers.  Frostbit Blue will take the stage ...

Two-Day Independence Celebration This 4th of July Weekend at The Farmers’ Museum

Jun 27, 2011 by I Love New York Staff

farmers-museum.JPG Cooperstown, N.Y. - The Farmers' Museum in Cooperstown will mark Independence Day with a special two-day celebration Sunday and Monday, July 3rd and 4th from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Each day there will be free ice cream for the first 500 paid visitors (sponsored by Huffs Ice Cream) and $2.00 off admission for everyone.  Kids 6 and under, NYSHA Members, aswell as active and retired career ...
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