Elmira, N.Y. - The Chemung County Chamber of Commerce's Trolley into Mark Twain Country begins its 2014 summer tours on Tuesday, July 1. The trolley is operated as a joint effort between the Chemung County Historical Society and the Chemung County Chamber of Commerce, providing tours each summer to promote tourism in the area.
Guided tours aboard "The Elmiran" depart on the hour from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesdays through Saturdays from July 1 through August 30, and will be operating on July 4. Riders may board from the lobby of the Chemung Valley History Museum, located at 415 East Water Street in Elmira.
Syracuse, N.Y.- Destiny USA will launch its Summer Fun Day Pass on July 1 for families and friends to enjoy the many entertainment venues available at the facility at a discounted rate. The program will run from July 1 to August 31, 2014.
The Summer Fun Day Pass is a booklet of vouchers guests can purchase at one cost to trade in for admission tickets to the participating venues.
Pittsford, N.Y. - The Finger Lakes Regional Tourism Council won a PRism award for its Public Relations efforts, at a ceremony hosted by the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), Rochester Chapter on June 19. The final numbers for the 2013 Regional Public Relations program boasted a total of 3.2 billion impressions for the year. The 14-county Finger Lakes Vacation region started the collaborative program in 2010 as a way to increase marketing efforts for the Finger Lakes and to draw more attention to the region as a whole.
Rochester, N.Y. - The Dryden Theatre at George Eastman House announced today that it will be screening more than a dozen films as part of series in memory of the late Philip Seymour Hoffman. The two-part series will run from July through October at the Dryden Theatre at 900 East Avenue in Rochester. Hoffman, a Rochester-area native, died on February 2, 2014. He will be remembered as one of the most talented, ambitious, and audacious actors of any generation.
Syracuse, N.Y.- Destiny USA is hosting Tykes Tuesday again this year in conjunction with Regal Summer Movie Express. The programs are perfect for families who are looking for something to do while the kids are on summer break.
Tykes Tuesday will be in the Canyon Area every Tuesday from July 1 to August 26 from noon to 2 p.m. The nine-week program will be packed with entertainment from an appearance by Clifford the Big Red Dog to demonstrations by the Syracuse Police Department.
Rochester, N.Y. - George Eastman House will host its second Google Art Talk on Thursday, June 12 at noon through the Google Art Project to discuss its Southworth & Hawes Preservation Project. Those interested in learning more about the museum's collection of more than 1,200 daguerreotypes-the largest repository of work by Southworth & Hawes-and what Eastman House is doing to preserve it, can tune into the live lecture here.
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