The Beat http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/ Posts Mon, 27 Apr 2015 18:37:41 GMT War of 1812 Symposium Draws Top International Historians http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/15/War-of-1812-Symposium-Draws-Top-International-Historians/8098/ Oswego, N.Y. - Register today for the Oswego International War of 1812 Symposium to learn more about the war that earned our young nation respect from around the world. The fifth annual event opens on Friday, April 17 with registration and check-in from 6 to 9 p.m. along with a meet-and-greet social and cash bar. Evening programming also includes an academic competition for students from across the U.S. who will compete for cash and prizes as well as the respect of established historians. Wed, 15 Apr 2015 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/15/War-of-1812-Symposium-Draws-Top-International-Historians/8098/ I Love New York Hosted Eagle Academy Students for a Day at Hunter Mountain http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/13/I-Love-New-York-Hosted-Eagle-Academy-Students-for-a-Day-at-Hunter-Mountain/8097/ Ski trip expands opportunities for young New Yorkers and helps broaden reach of tourism campaign Albany, N.Y. (April 10) -  I LOVE NY today announced it partnered with the Ski Areas of NY (SANY) to host a day of outdoor activities for Eagle Academy students in an effort to expand opportunities for young New Yorkers and broaden the reach of its tourism campaign.  On Saturday, April 4, 30 students from the Eagle Academy for Young Men, an all-boys college preparatory school with locations across New York City, took to the slopes of Hunter Mountain as the guests of New York State's Division of Tourism/ I LOVE NY. The students enjoyed skiing lessons, courtesy of Ski Areas of NY (SANY) and Hunter Mountain's expert ski instructor staff. Mon, 13 Apr 2015 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/13/I-Love-New-York-Hosted-Eagle-Academy-Students-for-a-Day-at-Hunter-Mountain/8097/ Top Three Student Historians Compete at War of 1812 Symposium http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/10/Top-Three-Student-Historians-Compete-at-War-of-1812-Symposium/8096/ Oswego, N.Y. - The top three student historians have been chosen to compete in ‘Student Night,' during the Oswego International War of 1812 Symposium at the Lake Ontario Event and Conference Center in Oswego. Come out to support the candidates and hear presentations from Oswego, N.Y. native Shannon Cilento; Anastasia Garceau, from Latham, N.Y;. and Nicole Bronsted Wagner of Greeneville, TN. The contest begins at 6 p.m. on Friday, April 17 to kick off the fifth annual event which continues through Sunday, April 19. Admission for the student competition is free and light refreshments will be served. Fri, 10 Apr 2015 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/10/Top-Three-Student-Historians-Compete-at-War-of-1812-Symposium/8096/ Explore the Stockade Historic District's fascinating history and architecture with new walking tours http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/10/Explore-the-Stockade-Historic-District-s-fascinating-history-and-architecture-with-new-walking-tours/8095/ Schenectady, N.Y. - Schenectady's Stockade is a national jewel, boasting the highest concentration of historic period homes in the nation. For over 300 years Schenectadians have called the Stockade home, and the streets are alive today with the stories and legends of Schenectady's past. Join the Schenectady County Historical Society on a walking tour and discover the beauty and history of America's oldest residential neighborhood! Fri, 10 Apr 2015 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/10/Explore-the-Stockade-Historic-District-s-fascinating-history-and-architecture-with-new-walking-tours/8095/ Exhibition Opening at FDR Library - "The Spirit of the Gift: Gifts of State and Affection" http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/9/Exhibition-Opening-at-FDR-Library---The-Spirit-of-the-Gift-Gifts-of-State-and-Affection-/8094/ Hyde Park, N.Y. - The Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum will open a special exhibition, "The Spirit of the Gift: Gifts of State and Affection," with a public reception and exhibit preview on Friday, April 24, 2015. The reception will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the Henry A. Wallace Center, followed by an exhibit preview in the William J. vanden Heuvel Gallery in the Library and Museum. This event is free and open to the general public. Thu, 09 Apr 2015 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/9/Exhibition-Opening-at-FDR-Library---The-Spirit-of-the-Gift-Gifts-of-State-and-Affection-/8094/ Spring Whitewater Season Approaching in New York’s Adirondacks http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/9/Spring-Whitewater-Season-Approaching-in-New-York-s-Adirondacks/8093/ Hudson River Class IV & V Rapids Expected in Northern New York Adirondack Region, N.Y. - This spring, beginning about mid-April, the Adirondack Region of Northern New York's rivers will churn out some of the most intense whitewater in the country on the Hudson River for a "big water" rafting season that fades by mid-summer, but is epic while it lasts. Adirondack whitewater rafting guides offer safe passage down the 17-mile stretch of the Gorge, which is renowned for its intense spring rapids. Book a whitewater rafting trip now to experience the Hudson River's awesome big water season. Thu, 09 Apr 2015 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/9/Spring-Whitewater-Season-Approaching-in-New-York-s-Adirondacks/8093/ The Catskills to Host Pro-Am Cycling Competitions This Summer http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/9/The-Catskills-to-Host-Pro-Am-Cycling-Competitions-This-Summer/8092/ Cycling Events Take Catskills By Storm in 2015 with Challenging Endurance Racing Routes   Greene County, N.Y. - Home to challenging hill climbs boasting names like the "Devil's Kitchen," the Catskills lay claim to some of the toughest cycling routes in New York, providing the ideal location for several highly anticipated annual cycling competitions. Greene County Classic at Windham Mountain June 13 is an annual stop on the Anthem Sports Great American Cycling Series. Over 400 racers will ride through the town of Windham, and followed by the Tour of the Catskills Devil's Kitchen Preview Ride in nearby Tannersville. Thu, 09 Apr 2015 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/9/The-Catskills-to-Host-Pro-Am-Cycling-Competitions-This-Summer/8092/ The Great Northern Catskills of Greene County Launch New Kaaterskill Clove Experience http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/9/The-Great-Northern-Catskills-of-Greene-County-Launch-New-Kaaterskill-Clove-Experience/8091/ Explore the Catskills' Incredible Contributions to American Art & History on a New Discovery Trail Greene County, N.Y. - The Great Northern Catskills of Greene County unveil a new self-guided discovery trail through the historic mountains and river valleys of literary fame and artistic acclaim: The Kaaterskill Clove Experience. The Kaaterskill Clove Experience provides visitors with renewed contextual access to the area's important historic sites, hiking trails and cultural attractions. Recognized for its scenic beauty, the Clove's landscape has inspired countless artists for generations, and the experience's stops represent key places in American history. Thu, 09 Apr 2015 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/9/The-Great-Northern-Catskills-of-Greene-County-Launch-New-Kaaterskill-Clove-Experience/8091/ Call to Artists for 2015 Members’ Juried Art Exhibit http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/2/Call-to-Artists-for-2015-Members-Juried-Art-Exhibit/8090/ April 16th Deadline Approaches Ogdensburg, N.Y. - The Frederic Remington Art Museum invites artists to submit artwork for the 2015 Members' Juried Art Exhibit which will be on display May 23 - September 27, 2015. In the 2015 Members' Juried Art Exhibit, the museum's member artists are invited to submit up to three digital photos of their art. Open to artists everywhere, one work from each artist is guaranteed acceptance. This exhibit is the museum's most inclusive juried art exhibit; every artist gets at least one work in the show. It's during the museum's peak tourist season, so gets maximum exposure. Thu, 02 Apr 2015 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/2/Call-to-Artists-for-2015-Members-Juried-Art-Exhibit/8090/ Diverse Factors Driving Upstate NY Boating Industry Optimism for 2015 Season http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/1/Diverse-Factors-Driving-Upstate-NY-Boating-Industry-Optimism-for-2015-Season/8089/ Syracuse, N.Y. - Marine industry representatives in New York State are optimistic about the approaching boating season for reasons ranging from new boat models and incentives from manufacturers to repowering older boats and growing interest in wakesurfing. Boating Industries Association of Upstate New York Executive Director Barb Caster references National Marine Manufacturers Association/NMMA statistics showing 2015 could be a good year. Wed, 01 Apr 2015 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/1/Diverse-Factors-Driving-Upstate-NY-Boating-Industry-Optimism-for-2015-Season/8089/