The Beat Posts Fri, 27 Nov 2015 11:51:05 GMT New York State Announces Success of I LOVE NEW YORK China Office China Offices Support Increased Tourism State-Wide ALBANY, NY (November 16, 2015) - New York State highlighted the success of I LOVE NEW YORK China offices and their one-year anniversary. I LOVE NEW YORK representation is based in four China cities: Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Chengdu. Together, the offices reach travel agents, group tour operators and other travel professionals, as well as media and consumers in more than 20 other cities. Tue, 24 Nov 2015 07:00:00 GMT The Adirondack Museum Joins In “Giving Tuesday” – Dec. 1 Support the museum during this nation-wide day of charitable giving Blue Mountain Lake, N.Y. - Following the museum's Black Friday and Small Business Saturday events on Nov. 27 and 28, #GivingTuesday, (Dec. 1) presents an opportunity to give back, and join in the national celebration of charitable giving. This special day of giving demonstrates the collective power of individuals, communities, and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. Fri, 20 Nov 2015 07:00:00 GMT Dickens Christmas Returns to Skaneateles Opening Day Is Nov. 27, "Bright Friday" Skaneateles, N.Y. - Visit Skaneateles this season, and you're guaranteed to have a Happy Christmas. Imagine, if you will, that the year is 1842. Queen Victoria has arrived in Skaneateles, the teasel capital of the world, to meet with President John Tyler. Accompanying her is Charles Dickens, whom she has commissioned to write a story about Christmas. "My hope is for a story that will illustrate the virtues we may find at Christmastime. That, and entertain my nine children," says Queen Victoria, portrayed by Maria Wechsler. Fri, 20 Nov 2015 07:00:00 GMT Governor Cuomo Announces More Than $50 Million to Support Historic Growth of NY's Tourism Industry Albany, N.Y. (November 19, 2015) - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo hosted the third New York State Tourism Summit in Albany yesterday, where local and international tourism leaders met with State officials to explore new industry opportunities. At the summit, a commitment of $50 million was unveiled to promote statewide tourism, create jobs, and attract more visitors to every region of New York. This investment, which is one of the largest ever by the State, builds upon the historic investments in the tourism industry which generated a $100.1 billion economic impact in 2014. Thu, 19 Nov 2015 07:00:00 GMT Stroll, Skate and Celebrate in December! Lake Placid Holiday Village Stroll: A Festive Annual Adirondack Tradition Lake Placid, Adirondacks, USA - The Adirondack alpine village of Lake Placid invites all to experience a festive start to the season as it hosts the 7th Annual Holiday Village Stroll, complete with holiday shopping, family fun, arts and entertainment from Friday, Dec. 11 through Sunday, Dec. 13, 2015. Thu, 19 Nov 2015 07:00:00 GMT Don't Get Scrooged - Find the Holiday Spirit in the Great Northern Catskills of Greene County The Catskills, A Winter Wonderland Destination for Holiday & Family Fun Greene County, N.Y. (November 16, 2015) - Get into a festive spirit in the snowy Catskill Mountains this holiday season when Small Business Saturday meets Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, and live performances are offered along with arts and crafts fairs featuring gift-ready works of art. Mon, 16 Nov 2015 07:00:00 GMT It’s the Perfect Time to Visit Hard Cideries in Orange County, N.Y. Orange County, N.Y. (November 5, 2015) - With the grand opening of Angry Orchard in Walden, N.Y. on Friday, and plenty of events on tap, hard cideries are the place to be this holiday season. It's the perfect time to visit a tasting room and plan pairings for the upcoming Thanksgiving meal. "Orange County's long history of beautiful apple orchards make it a prime spot for the exciting craft cider culture that has taken off in recent years," said Orange County Tourism Director Susan Hawvermale. "We're excited to welcome Angry Orchard to the Orange County craft cider scene, and now visitors can taste this delicious beverage at five different cideries around the county." Thu, 12 Nov 2015 07:00:00 GMT 6th Annual Ticonderoga Area North Country Christmas Ticonderoga, NY - November 3, 2015 - The Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce in coordination with area businesses and organizations will host the 6th Annual Ticonderoga Area North Country Christmas Celebration from Friday, November 27th through Sunday, December 6th, 2015. The celebration will kick off with events such as Small Business Saturday and the arrival of the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train, as well as include new events like the Holiday Farmers' Market. Fri, 06 Nov 2015 07:00:00 GMT George Eastman Museum acquires world’s largest collection of contemporary Indian cinema Gift includes more than 700 Bollywood, Malayalam, Punjabi, Tamil, and Telugu films and 6,000 film posters Rochester, N.Y., November 3, 2015 - The George Eastman Museum has recently acquired the world's largest collection of contemporary Indian cinema held by a museum or film archive. The collection consists of 775 prints representing 597 film titles, all in 35mm format, made between 1999 and 2013. In addition, about 6,000 film posters were acquired as part of the collection. This exceptional donation represents not only films from the Hindi-language film industry commonly known as "Bollywood," but also Malayalam, Punjabi, Tamil, and Telugu productions. The languages represented in these films include Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu. Many titles are from acclaimed masters of Indian cinema, such as Mani Ratnam, Ashutosh Gowariker, Anurag Kashyap, Nagesh Kukunoor, and Sanjay Leela Bhansali. Tue, 03 Nov 2015 07:00:00 GMT Lake Erie Seaway Trail Center to Host Great Shipwrecks Traveling Exhibit: Guest Speaker for Oct. 29 Hamburg, N.Y. - The Lake Erie Seaway Trail Center, 4968 Lake Shore Road Route 5, Hamburg, NY, will host the Great Shipwrecks of NY's Great Lakes Traveling Exhibit. The exhibit will be open from 10am to 4pm on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays starting October 30, 2015 and will run through January 2016. In a special presentation on Thursday, October 29 at 7pm at the Lake Erie Seaway Trail Center, New York Sea Grant Recreation and Tourism Specialist and Great Lakes Research Consortium Associate Director Dave White will open the exhibit with a program on The Future of NY's Maritime History: Dive the Great Lake Seaway Trail, the NYS Underwater Blueway Trail, and the National Marine Sanctuary Program. 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