The Beat http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/ Category - Finger Lakes Fri, 25 Jul 2014 20:36:06 GMT Destiny USA venues participate in Dine-Out for two-year anniversary http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/25/Destiny-USA-venues-participate-in-Dine-Out-for-two-year-anniversary/7922/ Ten restaurants will offer three-course meals for $25 per person for week-long event The Summer Fun Day Pass also provides family and couple options throughout the month   Syracuse, N.Y. - Ten of Destiny USA's restaurants are holding a Dine-Out from Friday, August 1 to Saturday, August 9, as part of Destiny USA's two-year anniversary celebration. Each venue will offer a three-course meal for $25 per person. Check with the individual establishments for their menus and offers provided during the meal. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/25/Destiny-USA-venues-participate-in-Dine-Out-for-two-year-anniversary/7922/ Melissa Sue Anderson headlines Laura Ingalls Wilder Days at GCVM http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/22/Melissa-Sue-Anderson-headlines-Laura-Ingalls-Wilder-Days-at-GCVM/7918/ Mumford, N.Y.  - Visit Genesee Country Village & Museum on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 2-3 as Genesee Country Village & Museum celebrates the writings of Laura Ingalls Wilder with a first-time visit from celebrity guest Melissa Sue Anderson ("Mary" on the Little House on the Prairie television series) and two days packed with fun activities drawn from the life of the Ingalls family. The Little House books, written in the late 1800s, chronicled Laura Ingalls' life with her family in the Midwest. The themed day at Genesee Country Village & Museum will celebrate rural life in the 19th century as seen through Laura's eyes. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/22/Melissa-Sue-Anderson-headlines-Laura-Ingalls-Wilder-Days-at-GCVM/7918/ Destiny USA celebrates its Two-year Anniversary http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/17/Destiny-USA-celebrates-its-Two-year-Anniversary/7914/ Destiny USA looks back on the past year and its accomplishments in tourism, programming and marketing Syracuse, N.Y.- Destiny USA celebrates its two-year anniversary on Saturday, August 2. The shopping, dining and entertainment destination was rebranded from Carousel Center to Destiny USA on August 2, 2012, after the expansion opened to the public. It's been a busy year for Destiny USA between its increased tourism outreach, expanded programming and new marketing initiatives. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/17/Destiny-USA-celebrates-its-Two-year-Anniversary/7914/ Music is in the air in Wayne County this Summer! http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/15/Music-is-in-the-air-in-Wayne-County-this-Summer-/7907/ Wayne County, N.Y. - Summer is in full swing and yet it seems as if it just began. Wayne County has a host of events to help entertain you this season. As busy as our lives are, we should all take time out to relax and enjoy and what better way than with music. Wayne County has a huge choice of music for all tastes and the whole family. Most of the concerts are free to the public and will make your summer just a little bit "sweeter". Tue, 15 Jul 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/15/Music-is-in-the-air-in-Wayne-County-this-Summer-/7907/ Summer Fun at The Strong Museum Weekdays July 14 – Aug. 22 http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/11/Summer-Fun-at-The-Strong-Museum-Weekdays-July-14-Aug-22/7900/ Rochester, N.Y. - Summer at The Strong museum has never been more playful! Enjoy themed arts and crafts, music and dance, computer games and books, and imaginative play each weekday, Monday through Friday, from July 14 to August 22. Be on the lookout for special guests, interactive storytelling, and celebratory surprises. The summer schedule follows: July 14-18: Pirate Week. Discover an ocean of adventures as you learn to talk like a pirate, walk the plank, collect treasure, create a sea captain's hat, and more. From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., meet a pirate and collect a coin from the treasure chest. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/11/Summer-Fun-at-The-Strong-Museum-Weekdays-July-14-Aug-22/7900/ It’s Christmas in July at Genesee Country Village & Museum! http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/11/It-s-Christmas-in-July-at-Genesee-Country-Village-Museum-/7895/ Mumford, N.Y. - Visit Genesee Country Village & Museum on Saturday, July 26, for Christmas in July, an idea-inspiring day as our villagers begin to "secretly" hand-craft dolls, toys and games for the children; make warm and practical gifts for the poor and less fortunate; candy fruits for fruitcakes and sugarplums; stir up jellies and preserves for holiday meals; practice their Christmas music; and create holiday decorations for both home and church. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/11/It-s-Christmas-in-July-at-Genesee-Country-Village-Museum-/7895/ 2014 Great New York State Fair Women’s Day Keynote: ‘7 Habits of Supremely Happy Women’ http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/10/2014-Great-New-York-State-Fair-Women-s-Day-Keynote-7-Habits-of-Supremely-Happy-Women-/7894/ Syracuse, N.Y. - A recent Gallup Poll found that 40 percent of women feel stressed out every day. To help women find happiness amidst the hectic schedules of work, family, soccer practice, swim lessons, the phone, diapers, and dinner on the table by six, the 2014 Great New York State Fair has invited motivational humorist Yvonne Conte to provide the keynote presentation at the Women's Day Luncheon on Wednesday, August 27. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/10/2014-Great-New-York-State-Fair-Women-s-Day-Keynote-7-Habits-of-Supremely-Happy-Women-/7894/ Directory of Canal Sites and Museums Now Available http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/10/Directory-of-Canal-Sites-and-Museums-Now-Available/7893/ Waterford, 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." Thu, 10 Jul 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/10/Directory-of-Canal-Sites-and-Museums-Now-Available/7893/ 2014 Finger Lakes Cheese Festival Initial Schedule of Events Announced http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/8/2014-Finger-Lakes-Cheese-Festival-Initial-Schedule-of-Events-Announced/7885/ Finger Lakes, N.Y. - The third annual Finger Lakes Cheese Festival is slated for  Saturday July 26 from 10 am-5 pm at Sunset View Creamery in Odessa, NY, which is about five miles outside of Watkins Glen. Sunset View is a founding member of the Finger Lakes Cheese Trail which puts on this annual family-focus event, and the Planning Committee is excited to announce many new additions to this year's festival. Tue, 08 Jul 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/8/2014-Finger-Lakes-Cheese-Festival-Initial-Schedule-of-Events-Announced/7885/ Sidewalk Sales, Music, Magic (and More!) at Skaneateles’ Curbstone Festival http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/3/Sidewalk-Sales-Music-Magic-and-More-at-Skaneateles-Curbstone-Festival/7880/ Duck Dash Raises Funds for Three Nonprofits Skaneateles, N.Y. - Ready. Set. Shop! Skaneateles' Curbstone Festival and Sidewalk Sales return July 17-19 along Genesee, Jordan and Fennell streets. Hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. The event, featuring more than 30 merchants, is organized by the Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce. "The Curbstone Festival is a great opportunity for unique bargains and family fun," says Executive Director Tara Lynn. Among the sales and specials sure to delight shoppers: • Imagine will offer sales on jewelry, art glass, pottery, wood art and fiber art. • Fleur-de-lis Florist will feature Steals and Deals, including items marked down by 50 to 75 percent. • Rhubarb Kitchen Shop will offer 50 percent off a wide array of kitchen gadgets, acrylic ware and cooking accessories. Cooking demos will be given Friday by the executive chef from Wustof Cutlery. Thu, 03 Jul 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/3/Sidewalk-Sales-Music-Magic-and-More-at-Skaneateles-Curbstone-Festival/7880/