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NYC & Co. Encourages New Yorkers to Explore Their Own Backyards as Part of See Your City Campaign

May 18, 2015 by I Love New York Staff

Second Phase of Marketing Effort Gives New Yorkers a Unique Perspective on the Five Boroughs Collaboration with Social Media Ambassadors Encourages Sharing of Experiences, Tips, Stories and More through Imagery

New York, N.Y. (May 18) - Today NYC & Company announced the next phase of See Your City to motivate New Yorkers to explore the diverse neighborhoods and boroughs of their city. The second phase of the campaign, sponsored by American Express®, highlights 10 new neighborhoods throughout the five boroughs and features expanded social integration to showcase the City as a must-see destination for New Yorkers. The campaign strategy is inspired by the U.S. Travel Association's Project: Time Off, an initiative aimed to change mind-sets, shift American culture and motivate Americans to use more of their paid time off (projecttimeoff.com). For more information on the campaign and neighborhoods, visit nycgo.com/seeyourcity.

Celebrate Gay Pride in New York City this Summer

May 13, 2015 by I Love New York Staff

NYC Pride ParadeWith Pride Events in All Five Boroughs, NYC Remains Popular Destination, Attracting LGBT Visitors from Around the Globe

New York, N.Y. - NYC & Company, New York City's official tourism, marketing and partnership organization, encourages visitors and locals to celebrate Pride this summer in the five boroughs. Pride Week 2015 is scheduled for June 21-28, but celebrations will take place throughout June and July. Pride Week embraces the rich diversity and vibrant culture of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender communities in New York City, paying homage to the groundbreaking historical events that took place in New York City and impacted the gay rights movement, such the anniversary of the Stonewall Riots.

It’s time for grown-up Show & Tell at Oneida County Historical Society Event

Apr 30, 2015 by I Love New York Staff

The Red Baron's Greatest AdversaryUtica, N.Y. - Everyone remembers when they hauled a treasured possession to school and told their friends why they loved it so much? Well, now they have the chance to share on a whole different level with Show & Tell for grown-ups.

The public is invited to bring old photos, letters, family mementos, or even an ancient artifact to show and tell the stories behind these items.

Explore Nature Trails at the Iroquois Indian Museum May 23

Apr 29, 2015 by I Love New York Staff

LonghouseWith a Bird Walk & Live Birds of Prey!

Howes Cave, N.Y. - The Iroquois Indian Museum, in partnership with the Audubon Society of the Capital Region, presents a Bird Walk and a live birds of prey show starting at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 23. Everyone is welcome to this free, public event at the Museum.

Top Three Student Historians Compete at War of 1812 Symposium

Apr 10, 2015 by I Love New York Staff

Oswego, N.Y. - The top three student historians have been chosen to compete in ‘Student Night,' during the Oswego International War of 1812 Symposium at the Lake Ontario Event and Conference Center in Oswego.

Come out to support the candidates and hear presentations from Oswego, N.Y. native Shannon Cilento; Anastasia Garceau, from Latham, N.Y;. and Nicole Bronsted Wagner of Greeneville, TN. The contest begins at 6 p.m. on Friday, April 17 to kick off the fifth annual event which continues through Sunday, April 19. Admission for the student competition is free and light refreshments will be served.

Explore the Stockade Historic District's fascinating history and architecture with new walking tours

Apr 10, 2015 by I Love New York Staff

Home in Schenectady's Stockade DistrictSchenectady, N.Y. - Schenectady's Stockade is a national jewel, boasting the highest concentration of historic period homes in the nation. For over 300 years Schenectadians have called the Stockade home, and the streets are alive today with the stories and legends of Schenectady's past. Join the Schenectady County Historical Society on a walking tour and discover the beauty and history of America's oldest residential neighborhood!

Exhibition Opening at FDR Library - "The Spirit of the Gift: Gifts of State and Affection"

Apr 9, 2015 by I Love New York Staff

Hyde Park, N.Y. - The Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum will open a special exhibition, "The Spirit of the Gift: Gifts of State and Affection," with a public reception and exhibit preview on Friday, April 24, 2015. The reception will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the Henry A. Wallace Center, followed by an exhibit preview in the William J. vanden Heuvel Gallery in the Library and Museum. This event is free and open to the general public.

Call to Artists for 2015 Members’ Juried Art Exhibit

Apr 2, 2015 by I Love New York Staff

"Sky Peeking"April 16th Deadline Approaches

Ogdensburg, N.Y. - The Frederic Remington Art Museum invites artists to submit artwork for the 2015 Members' Juried Art Exhibit which will be on display May 23 - September 27, 2015.

In the 2015 Members' Juried Art Exhibit, the museum's member artists are invited to submit up to three digital photos of their art. Open to artists everywhere, one work from each artist is guaranteed acceptance. This exhibit is the museum's most inclusive juried art exhibit; every artist gets at least one work in the show. It's during the museum's peak tourist season, so gets maximum exposure.

Staatsburgh State Historic Site Opening for Tour Season

Mar 20, 2015 by I Love New York Staff

Staatsburgh State Historic SiteSite Features an Intact Mansion of the Gilded Age

Staatsburg, N.Y. - Staatsburgh State Historic Site, also known as Mills Mansion, will open for the season on Thursday, April 16.  Tours will be offered Thursdays through Sundays from 11am to 5pm (last tour begins at 4pm), along with a full roster of special programs including the very popular Downton Abbey-themed tour and the Gilded Age Tea & Talk series.  The 79-room mansion overlooking the Hudson River is in the hamlet of Staatsburg, between Hyde Park and Rhinebeck.  A time capsule of the Gilded Age, Staatsburgh retains its original furnishings and opulent décor.

Cooperstown Summer Music Festival presents Three Faces of Romanticism on April 26

Mar 18, 2015 by I Love New York Staff

Nicholas CanellakisCooperstown, N.Y. - The Cooperstown Summer Music Festival, under the artistic direction of flutist Linda Chesis, presents Three Faces of Romanticism on Sunday, April 26 at 4 pm at the Otesaga Hotel in Cooperstown. The concert features Ms. Chesis, Nicholas Canellakis, cello; and Roman Rabinovich, piano, performing works by Beethoven, Reinecke and Rachmaninoff. "We're jumpstarting our 17th season with a spring concert. Nick and Roman are both superb artists, and I'm delighted to be performing with them in Cooperstown," says Linda Chesis. "We'll take the audience on an artistic voyage of Romanticism, from the groundbreaking imagination of Beethoven to Reinecke's poetic depiction of the water sprite Undine to its 20th century culmination in the lush music of Rachmaninoff."

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