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Category - Capital-Saratoga

New Video Showcases Albany as an Exciting Destination

Oct 29, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

With Capital Center project underway, Albany's convention businesses prepare viewers for more

Albany, N.Y. - The Albany County Convention & Visitors Bureau (ACCVB) and the Albany County Convention Authority (ACCA) recently released a high quality video highlighting Albany County as an exciting and multifaceted destination. This video serves as an introduction to Albany encouraging viewers to discover Albany through the destination tourism website, Albany.org, and additional collateral materials.

The 90 second video provides a glimpse of Albany showcasing its sights, cuisine, and events and will entice viewers to discover more by visiting Albany.org.

Disney to Launch North American Tour of NEWSIES at Proctors in Schenectady

Sep 11, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Artistic and Anticipated Economic Boon for Upstate New York Schenectady, N.Y. - Disney's NEWSIES will launch its North American tour at Proctors in Schenectady this fall, creating an artistic and anticipated economic boon for upstate New York.

The NEWSIES North American tour will tech at Proctors from September 15-October 10, in preparation for performances October 11-17, 2014. A show's tech period, generally requiring between two and four weeks, is the phase in its development when the production is readied for launch-a large venue is rented to facilitate the assembly of sets; costumes are fitted; performance cues are choreographed; and microphone frequencies are coordinated.

Saratoga and Warren County Tourism Offices Join DONYS in Hosting Group Travel Show

Sep 3, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Saratoga Springs, N.Y. - Over 60 group tour and international receptive operators, and 120 group leaders, will be in attendance at the Annual Destinations of New York (DONYS) Group Travel Show taking place on Tuesday, September 9th at the Saratoga Springs City Center. Exhibitors will represent attractions, transportation, accommodations, restaurants, entertainment and travel promotion agencies from up and sown the east coast. Those companies will book group tour business for five or more years out, making a considerable return on their investment in attending the trade show. In addition to the Trade Show, attendees will go on area familiarization tours of both counties and participate in seminars specifically for the group tour market.

Agritourism Overnight Stay Packages Sought

Sep 3, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Gloversville, N.Y. - The Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Montgomery County Business Development Center are seeking tourism facilities and agricultural businesses to participate in agritourism packages for the CNY Fresh campaign.

Fulton and Montgomery Counties participate in the CNY Fresh marketing campaign, a 10-county regional project designed to highlight the agritourism opportunities throughout all of Central New York. CNYFresh.com has become a tourist destination focused on the many flavors of our region by creating themed packages and itineraries, highlighting agricultural businesses and event listings.

A Couple of Blaguards brings Irish comedy to GE Theatre at Proctors, Sept. 26–Oct. 5

Sep 2, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Frank and Malachy McCourt's two-character play predates classic books Angela's Ashes, ‘Tis and A Monk Swimming Schenectady, N.Y.- Limerick, Ireland in the 1930s. There was little to laugh at for Brooklyn-born Frank and Malachy McCourt, hardscrabble sons of a shiftless alcoholic who dragged his Depression-era family across the Atlantic from bad to worse.

But laugh, they did.

A Couple of Blaguards, which comes to the GE Theatre at Proctors Sept. 26-Oct. 5, is the boisterous barroom autobiography of the renowned sibling authors. First produced in New York in 1985, Blaguards was the comedic springboard for Frank's instant classics Angela's Ashes and 'Tis, and Malachy's A Monk Swimming.

New “BBQ, Brews & Blues” Competition Spices Up Saratoga Wine & Food Festival

Aug 29, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Celebrated bassist Ben Williams and his band Sound EffectFeaturing Food Network's Marc Murphy

Friday, Sept 5 @ 7 p.m.

Celebrated jazz artist Ben Williams & Sound Effect to Perform

Saratoga Springs, N.Y. - The brand new, "BBQ, Brews & Blues" event featuring Food Network star Marc Murphy will usher in a weekend of gourmet events for the Saratoga Wine and Food Festival, September 5 - 7. Murphy, host of the Food Network's hit series Chopped, will host a competition style grill-off in which four of the Capital Region's best chefs face off against four Manhattan grill masters. The event will also feature chef-prepared food, BBQ and a variety of craft beers, wines and spirits as well as music by celebrated jazz bassist Ben Williams. Presented by Certified Angus Beef and Stella Artois, BBQ, Brews & Blues will be held on Friday, September 5 from 7 - 10pm.

Hudson River Valley Greenway Awards Town of Fort Ann $9,500 for Trail Development

Aug 13, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Hudson River Valley GreenwayAlbany, N.Y. - The Hudson River Valley Greenway is pleased to announce that the Town of Fort Ann has been awarded $9,500 matching grant to fund part of the Old Champlain Lock 17 Trail, a critical development that will create trail connections and offer greater access to users in Fort Ann and the Champlain Canalway Trail.

Primary casting announced for Capital Repertory Theatre’s Other Desert Cities

Aug 6, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Broadway veteran Kevin McGuire and Emmy Award-winner Ellen Parker star under director Michael Bush Schenectady, N.Y. - Primary casting has been announced for the Capital Repertory Theatre production of Jon Robin Baitz's Other Desert Cities, directed by Michael Bush, opening in previews Sept. 26 and playing Sept. 30-Oct. 19. Broadway veteran Kevin McGuire and Emmy Award-winner Ellen Parker will lead the cast as Lyman and Polly Wyeth.

15th Annual Hudson River Valley Ramble Set for September

Aug 6, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Hudson River Valley RambleSeptember 6-7, 13-14, 20-21, 27-28

www.hudsonrivervalleyramble.com

Albany, N.Y. (Aug. 6, 2014) - The Hudson River Valley Greenway and Hudson River Valley National Heritage announced today that the 15th Annual Hudson River Valley Ramble will feature more than 200 exciting events throughout the Hudson River Valley region. The Ramble will be held during each weekend in September, and features the events of more than 150 partner organizations. The Hudson River Valley Ramble offers a variety of walks, hikes, paddles, biking tours and other events and is designed to showcase the scenic, natural, historic and cultural resources of the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area . Ramble events are led by naturalists, ecologists, historians, geologists and trained volunteers from participating organizations.

The Philadelphia Orchestra Returns to its SPAC Summer Stage Aug. 6 – 23

Aug 5, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Opening Night: Wednesday, Aug 6 @ 8 PM

Saratoga Springs, N.Y. - The Philadelphia Orchestra, one of the preeminent orchestras in the world, returns to its summer stage at Saratoga Performing Arts Center on Wednesday, August 6 at 8 P.M. to commence a spectacular three-week residency highlighted by several premieres and appearances by a star-studded roster of conductors and soloists.  Opening Night, "The American Songbook," will feature Tony Award-winning Broadway star Brian Stokes Mitchell in a program of classics by Gershwin, Copland and Bernstein. Other notable highlights of the season include the much-anticipated return of The Philadelphia Orchestra's Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin, the New York premiere of Tan Dun's Nu Shu: The Secret Songs of Women and an evening with iconic violinist Itzhak Perlman. The Orchestra season runs from August 6 - 23.

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