The Beat Category - Spring Mon, 02 Feb 2015 00:14:34 GMT Top Mountain Biking Trails & Events in the Adirondacks to Check Out for Summer Riding Discover the one of the Mountain Biking Community's Best Kept Secrets: New York's Adirondacks Adirondack Region, N.Y. - New York's Adirondack Region offers hundreds of miles of mountain bike trails for all abilities - from beginner loops to steep expert descents - and a summer's worth of knobby tire races and festivals. Grab your gear and head to the Adirondack Mountains for spectacular riding on uncrowded trails, including: Near the Gore Mountain Region: Garnet Hill Lodge in North River is home to mountain biking trails for all abilities on cross-country ski trails that wind for 35 miles around the property. Thu, 12 Jun 2014 07:00:00 GMT George Eastman House to Host Google Art Talk on June 12 Conversation to focus on the museum's Southworth & Hawes Daguerreotype Preservation Project  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. Tue, 10 Jun 2014 07:00:00 GMT Flutter Over to the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum for Butterfly Weekend Cornwall, N.Y. -Saturday, June 28 and Sunday, June 29, from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum will be hosting a Butterfly Weekend at the Museum's Outdoor Discovery Center, on Muser Drive across from 174 Angola Road, Cornwall. Join environmental educators Pam Golben, Alicia Ocana and Sasha Boucher for a weekend of discovering the beauty of butterflies. Tue, 10 Jun 2014 07:00:00 GMT 10th Annual Boreal Birding Festival to Feature Two New Trips Adirondacks, USA - The 10th Annual Boreal Birding Festival will be held June 13-15, featuring 15 outdoor events led by 10 birding experts throughout the Adirondack Park. The Festival is an opportunity for birding enthusiasts to observe boreal birds unique to the Adirondacks that are rarely seen anywhere else in New York State. In addition to the sought-after Bicknell's Thrush, Black-backed woodpecker, Gray Jay and Boreal Chickadee, the Adirondacks are home to over 30 species of warblers, numerous hawks, owls and eagles, many of which will be heard or seen during the festival. Mon, 09 Jun 2014 07:00:00 GMT Summer Exhibits and Events at The Strong Museum Rochester, N.Y. - Two original exhibits, a Fairy Folk Village, a Red Wings meet and greet opportunity, daily parades-and so much more await your family at The Strong this summer! Now Playing: Boardwalk Arcade. Step right up! Celebrate arcade amusements in all their beeping, blipping, vibrant glory at Boardwalk Arcade, an original, summertime exhibit back by popular demand. Thu, 05 Jun 2014 07:00:00 GMT FIGMENT NYC Brings Interactive Art for All to Governors Island Governors Island to be home to a variety of interactive art projects from FIGMENT NYC Weekend on June 7 & 8 through September 21, 2014 New York, N.Y. - FIGMENT NYC, a free, family-friendly participatory summer-long arts event will be returning to Governors Island for the 8th time, bringing together hundreds of professional artists and thousands of visitors to create art and explore art in every imaginable medium. New York's residents and visitors are invited to Governors Island to participate in a multitude of interactive art projects, unlocking their creativity and finding new inspiration. Visitors are invited to bring their own participatory art projects, too! Thu, 05 Jun 2014 07:00:00 GMT Turning Stone Continues To Offer The Best In Entertainment Verona, N.Y. - Turning Stone Resort Casino, home of three of the country's premier public/resort courses, is pleased to announce that the golf season is well underway. Whether you prefer to play the longest of Turning Stone Resort's three championship courses - Atunyote, design by Tom Fazio - or are looking to whet your golfing appetite with a quick round at Sandstone Hollow - a nine-hole, par three course designed by Rick Smith - Turning Stone offers luscious settings and incredible challenges for golfers of all grades. Tue, 03 Jun 2014 07:00:00 GMT The 34th Annual Owego Strawberry Festival Is Sure to Bring Strawberry Smiles! Owego, N.Y. - The Historic Owego Marketplace in downtown Owego is pleased to announce the 34th Annual Strawberry Festival will be held Friday night, 5:00-10:30 pm, June 20 and on Saturday, June 21, 9:00-5:00 pm. This year's festival has a lot to offer including the annual parade, food and craft vendors, live music, street entertainers, a dog show, wine and beer tasting tent, fireworks, a 5K run and much more! Thu, 22 May 2014 07:00:00 GMT Finger Lakes Tourism Alliance: 95th Anniversary in Conjunction with the Annual Literature Exchange Finger Lakes, N.Y. - The Finger Lakes Tourism Alliance will hold its annual Literature Exchange Wednesday, May 21, 2014 from 10am-12pm at the Waterloo Premium Outlets at 655 State Route 318, Waterloo. The event is held outside in the parking lot; rain or shine.The Literature Exchange is a great networking event and opportunity to make connections with local business owners and managers in the Finger Lakes. Bring your company's brochures or marketing literature to distribute. Mon, 19 May 2014 07:00:00 GMT Adirondack Golf: Swing into Spring The most scenic drives in the Northeast await! Lake Placid, N.Y. - Golfers are invited to swing into spring in the Adirondacks, where the season's brilliant greens, striking mountain scenery and challenging layouts await! The Lake Placid region itself offers more than 90 holes of time-tested golf on century-old courses amidst the highest mountains in New York State. Here is a list to begin this season's scorecard collection: Thu, 15 May 2014 07:00:00 GMT