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Fulton County Tourism Celebrates the 20th Annual $10,000 “Bet on Fulton County Raffle”

Jul 28, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Photo caption:  From left, Raffle Winners Darla Perham, Priscilla Curthoys, David and Jennifer Connolly split $11,000Gloversville, N.Y. - The Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce held the 20th annual fundraiser for the Fulton County Tourism Department to help their work in promoting the area to visitors on Friday, July 25, 2014 at the Holiday Inn Johnstown-Gloversville.

Gina DaBiere-Gibbs, Fulton County's Director of Tourism said, "I'm grateful to the community for their support of our tourism program and am pleased with the attendance during the evening's festivities.  We are fortunate to have held this raffle for 20 years and to still have the continued support each year."

Russia’s Legendary Bolshoi Ballet & Orchestra Debuts at SPAC, Tuesday July 29

Jul 28, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Bolshoi Ballet Master Class- TONIGHT @ 6 P.M. Saratoga Springs, N.Y. - Russia's legendary Bolshoi Ballet, the largest ballet company in the world and one of the most prestigious, debuts at Saratoga Performing Arts Center on Tuesday, July 29 - Friday, August 1. The Bolshoi Ballet, accompanied by the Bolshoi Orchestra, will present four performances of its signature production of Don Quixote. The SPAC engagement is one of just three US locations on the Bolshoi's 2014 tour; the company performed to sold-out audiences in May at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. and most recently, at the Lincoln Center Festival in New York City. Performances kick off on Tuesday, July 29 with Bolshoi principal dancers Maria Alexandrova and Vladislav Lantratov dancing in the lead roles of "Kitri," and "Basilio." Opening Night will also feature an audience-wide sparkling toast, Russian vodka tastings, and a fireworks finale.

Sixth Annual Walleye Challenge Ice Fishing Tournament Gives Back to the Great Sacandaga Lake

Jul 17, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

(l to r) Event co-coordinator Lou Stutzke, Fulton County Director of Tourism, Gina DaBiere-Gibbs, Great Sacandaga Lake Fisheries Federation President, Randy Gardinier, event co-coordinator, Beaver RossGloversville, N.Y. - Representatives of the Sixth Annual Walleye Ice Fishing Tournament presented a $1,500 check, as well as $770 from a special raffle raised by Lou Stutzke, to the Great Sacandaga Lake Fisheries Federation for fish stocking this fall. The Walleye Challenge this year was held on held on January 25 on the Great Sacandaga Lake. Event Coordinators Lou Stutzke (Owner of Fuel-N-Food of Mayfield), Hank "Beaver" Ross and Fulton County Director of Tourism, Gina DaBiere-Gibbs, presented the check to Randy Gardinier of the Great Sacandaga Lake Fisheries Federation at a recent ceremony at the Fulton County Visitors Center in Vail Mills.

SPAC Hosts MOMIX Improv Master Class at The National Museum of Dance on Monday, July 21@ 6 P.M.

Jul 17, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Photo: A scene from MOMIX ReMix, which the company brings to SPAC on July 22Open to All with a Creative Spirit; No Dance Background Required

Saratoga Springs, N.Y. -- In conjunction with its July 22nd performance at Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC), the MOMIX dance company will present an Improvisation Master Class at The National Museum of Dance on Monday, July 21 from 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. The class, an exploration in physical improvisation, will be taught by Brian Simerson, dancer and choreographer with MOMIX for 20 years. The class is open to all with a creative spirit - no dance background is required. Tickets are just $15 and available at www.spac.org.

Fulton County Tourism Celebrates the 20th Annual $10,000 “Bet on Fulton County” Raffle

Jul 14, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Gloversville, N.Y. - The Tourism Department of the Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce is holding its annual fundraiser to support its work in promoting the area to visitors. The 20th Annual $10,000 "Bet on Fulton County" Raffle will be held Friday, July 25, from 6:00 - 8:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn, 308 North Comrie Avenue, Johnstown.

Directory of Canal Sites and Museums Now Available

Jul 10, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Erie Canal Site DirectoryWaterford, N.Y. - Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor has produced a new directory of canal sites and museums to introduce New York State residents and visitors to more than 45 sites all along the NYS Canal System. The directory is available at numerous canal sites and visitor centers along the Erie, Oswego, Cayuga-Seneca, and Champlain Canals.

"Summer is the perfect time for families and visitors to explore New York State's historic canals," said Bob Radliff, Director of Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor. "Whether traveling by boat, bike, or car, the directory will help people find their way to interesting places."

Cirque Éloize returns to Proctors with Internationally-renowned Extravaganza iD

Jul 10, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Cirque Éloize Schenectady debut of iD-Aug. 1-3 & 8-10-features 15 performers in a unique combination of urban dances and circus arts Schenectady, N.Y. - Capital Region residents are in for a thrilling summer of circus arts and urban dance as Cirque Éloize returns to Proctors with the international hit iD.

Directed by Jeannot Painchaud, iD (pronounced eye-dee) is a high-energy production, blending circus, street dance and hip-hop. The show will be presented, in its Schenectady debut, at Proctors, 432 State Street, Schenectady, Aug 1-3 & 8-10. Tickets are on sale now at the Box Office at Proctors, by phone at 518.346.6204 and on the web at www.proctors.org.

SPAC to Present Annual Ballet Gala on Saturday, July 12

Jul 3, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Wendy Whelan in Christopher Wheeldon’s After the Rain "A Tribute to Great Britain"

Special One-Time-Only Program to also Feature NYCB Principal Dancer Wendy Whelan in her SPAC Farewell Performance

Saratoga Springs, N.Y. - SPAC will present its annual Ballet Gala, a fundraiser to support New York City Ballet's Saratoga season, on Saturday, July 12 featuring a special one-time-only program, "A Tribute to Great Britain." The evening's performance will include works by two acclaimed British choreographers, After the Rain (pas de deux) choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon and Acheron (SPAC premiere) choreographed by Liam Scarlett, as well as Balanchine's dazzling Union Jack, a salute to the British heritage of the United States which features a spectacular cast of 74 dancers. Also highlighting the evening will be a performance by renowned NYCB Principal Dancer, Wendy Whelan, who will give her SPAC Farewell performance in Wheeldon's After the Rain, a role she originated which has since become one of her signature works.

Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival at SPAC This Weekend SAT, JUNE 28 ~ SUN, JUNE 29

Jun 26, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Earth, Wind & Fire, Trombone Shorty, Terence Blanchard, Dave Holland Prism, Patti Austin, Jon Batiste & Stay Human, Eddie Palmieri Salsa Orchestra, Quinn Sullivan, Dr. Lonnie Smith, and Newport Jazz Festival®: Now 60, among others

Saratoga Springs, N.Y. - Jazz superstars and rising stars will converge at Saratoga Performing Arts Center this weekend for the Freihofer's Saratoga Jazz Festival, June 28 - 29. This two-day, two-stage celebration will feature best-selling, Grammy award-winning, top artists Earth, Wind, and Fire, Trombone Shorty, Terence Blanchard, Dave Holland Prism, Patti Austin, Jon Batiste & Stay Human, Eddie Palmieri Salsa Orchestra, Quinn Sullivan, Dr. Lonnie Smith,  and Newport Jazz Festival®: Now 60, among many others.

USS Slater is Homeward Bound

Jun 24, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

USS SlaterAlbany, N.Y. -- USS SLATER, the last Destroyer Escort afloat in America, will return to her home berth in Albany, New York soon. Launched in 1944, SLATER served gallantly in both the Battle of the Atlantic and the Pacific Theater of Operations during World War II. In 1951, SLATER was transferred to Greece under the Military Defense Assistance Program.

Renamed AETOS (Eagle), she served as an Hellenic Navy training ship for forty years. In 1993, after deactivation, she was brought back to the United States by a group of former Destroyer Escort Sailors. Since 1998, she has been undergoing restoration while being open to the public in Albany.

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