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Category - Finger Lakes

Central NY Boat Show Helps Earn Association Ferguson Award

Dec 11, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Cicero, N.Y. - The organizer of the Central New York Boat Show has received marine industry honors in part for its annual boat show held each February at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse, NY. The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas has named the Boating Industries Association of Upstate New York/BIA, headquartered in Cicero, NY, as the 2014 Bill Ferguson Award winner for outstanding service by a marine trades association to its members and to the boating industry.

Dickens Christmas Returns to Skaneateles - Opening Day Is Nov. 28

Nov 21, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Dickens Christmas in SkaneatelesSkaneateles, N.Y. - In Skaneateles, it's always a Dickens of a Christmas. For each of the last 21 years, Charles Dickens has spent a month in this charming lakeside village, gathering research for his soon-to-be written classic "A Christmas Carol." On village streets, he encounters Scrooge, Tiny Tim, the Ghosts of Christmas Past and Present, the Ghost of Jacob Marley, President John Tyler, and a bevy of other characters ranging from finishing school girls to pickpockets. Magic, music and merriment prevail, as the revels play and guests ride by in horse-drawn carriages.

Bristol Mountain Opening Today

Nov 20, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Bristol MountainCanandaigua, N.Y. - Mother Nature has made herself known over the past week and Bristol Mountain has taken advantage of the earlier than normal frigid temperatures to get a jump on snowmaking operations. With one of the earliest start dates in their history, Bristol Mountain will kick off their 51st season today, Thursday, November 20th. The earliest opening date on record was November 9, 1991. Last year the season began on November 26th and ran for 134 days. "We couldn't be happier", says spokesperson, Drew Broderick. "Our snowmaking team has been working very since last Friday night when they started up the snowguns. The very low temperatures have been perfect for snowmaking."

2014 National Toy Hall of Fame Inductees Announced: Bubbles, Little Green Army Men, and Rubik’s Cube

Nov 7, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Little Green Army MenRochester, N.Y. -They are relatively inexpensive, easy to come by, and have been delighting young and old alike for generations. Magical, iridescent bubbles; monotone, miniature little green army men; and the colorful, puzzling Rubik's Cube became the latest inductees to The Strong's National Toy Hall of Fame. The honorees were selected from a field of 12 finalists that also included: American Girl dolls, Fisher-Price Little People, Hess Toy Trucks, My Little Pony, Operation Skill Game, paper airplanes, pots and pans, Slip‘N Slide, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

WonderWorks Destiny Offers Admission Discount for its Two Year Anniversary

Nov 6, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

WonderWorksSyracuse, N.Y. - WonderWorks will celebrate its second birthday on Sunday,N ovember 9th and is inviting guests to celebrate too! From the hour of 2:00pm - 2:59pm, visitors will be given two dollars off their admission.

"The past two years have been a great experience here in Syracuse and we're excited to continue to bring this unique, fun experience to our regional and international guests here at Destiny USA, Ashlee Trautner, Sales Manager at WonderWorks, stated. "Our $2.00 is our way of saying thank you to all of our guests for checking us out and seeing what we are all about."

Discover Alpacas with National-Level Competitors, Seminars, and Youth Activities

Oct 10, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Leda Blumberg with Cloud’s Gem Stone of Faraway Farm Alpacas in Yorktown Heights, NYExtravaganza taking place at NYS Fairgrounds Oct. 25-26

Syracuse, N.Y. - Organizers of the 2014 nationally-certified Empire Alpaca Extravaganza are making a concerted effort to attract visitors interested in learning about how raising the finely-fibered animals provides income and lifestyle opportunities. The show, drawing competitors from across the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions to the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse on October 25-26, will offer educational seminars, a fashion show, and youth activities. Admission show and parking are free.

Frightening Tales come of life at Genesee Country Museum

Oct 3, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Spirits FamilyOct. 17-18 & 22-25

Mumford, N.Y. - Even with a century and more of exposure to movies, television and other new terrors, the horror tales and frightening characters of 19th-century writings still have a hold on us today.

Some of these characters come to life in Genesee Country Village & Museum's Spirits of the Past Theatrical Tour, Oct. 17-18 & 22-25, chilling visitors as they once did in the 19th century.

George Eastman House to Host First Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival Acts

Sep 18, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Alfred HitchcockVintage Hitchcock: A Live Radio Play and Cello Fury will be performing on September 21

Rochester, N.Y. - George Eastman House will host Vintage Hitchcock: A Live Radio Play and Cello Fury on September 21 as part of the First Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival. Screen Plays ~ Hollywood's Golden Age on Stage will perform Vintage Hitchcock: A Live Radio Play at 1 p.m. and Cello Fury will hit the stage at 3 p.m. Both performances will be held in the Dryden Theatre, 900 East Avenue. Admission to each event is $10, and tickets can be ordered in advance at www.rochesterfringe.com.

Open House and Gallery Talk for "Women in Movement" Exhibit

Sep 11, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Seneca Falls, N.Y. - To celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month, Women's Rights National Historical Park will host a Gallery Talk by artist Andrea Arroyo for her art exhibition "Women in Movement." The Gallery Talk will be offered on Saturday, September 27th at 1:00 pm, followed by a short tour of the gallery at 1:30 pm. A special ranger talk "Words", which examines Spanish words that have found common use in the English language, will be offered at 2:00 pm. A reception will follow from 2:30 to 4:00 pm.

Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month at Women's Rights NHP!

Sep 3, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Seneca Falls, N.Y. - Women's Rights National Historical Park will celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15-October 15, 2014) with an artwork exhibition and gallery talk by the renowned artist Andrea Arroyo. This exhibition, entitled "Women in Movement," features a series of artworks which will be on public view from September 17th through October 15th, 2014, in the Women's Rights NHP Visitor Center, located at 136 Fall Street in Seneca Falls, New York. The park Visitor Center is open Wednesday-Sunday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Ms. Arroyo will present a gallery talk on September 27th from 1:30 - 3:00 PM. A reception with the artist will follow the gallery talk from 3:00 - 4:30 PM. The exhibition and the gallery talk are free and open to the public and are appropriate for all ages.

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