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Wildlife Conservation Society announces new event for August 2015: Cycle Adirondacks

Aug 29, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Cyclists ride towards Whiteface mountain in the Adirondacks.Registration is open for the first fully supported week-long tour in the region; created to benefit the Adirondack Park Saranac Lake, N.Y. - The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) today announced Cycle Adirondacks, a week-long, road bike tour through the Adirondack Park featuring daily routes that will allow riders to be immersed in the forests, lakes, streams and abundant wildlife habitat of the famed Adirondack region. Local WCS wildlife experts will be on hand all week to provide information on wildlife and other natural history. Registration is now open for the ride, which will take place August 23-29, 2015.

Hats Off To Summer! At Washington’s Headquarters August 23rd And 24th

Aug 14, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Washington's Headquarters - Hats off to SummerNewburgh, N.Y. - Washington's Headquarters State Historic Site invites you to tip your hat in tribute to the last glorious days of summer during Hats Off To Summer! on Saturday, August 23rd , 11 AM - 5 PM, and Sunday, August 24th, 1-5 PM.

Children and those young at heart are invited to make tricorns and mobcaps and wear their creations throughout the day. The historic Hasbrouck farmhouse, no stranger to such headgear since General and Mrs. Washington headquartered there during the last days of the Revolutionary War, will be open for guided tours.

Kids Fun Run Added to 37th Annual Whiteface Mountain Uphill Foot Race

Aug 13, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

37th Annual Whiteface Mountain Uphill LogoUphill run, Sept. 13, presented by Santa's Workshop, North Pole, New York

Wilmington, N.Y. - It will be the happiest 1.5-mile run, when youngsters, ages 6-12, participate in the Whiteface Mountain Uphill Foot Race Kids' Fun Run, Saturday, Sept. 13. This non-competitive run begins at 8:15 a.m. and follows Santa from the base of the Whiteface Mountain Veterans' Memorial Highway to Santa's Workshop.

GCVM Celebrates Victorian Day Aug. 23

Aug 8, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Players engage in a lively game of croquet at Genesee Country Museum.  Photo by Kristie Braun.Mumford, N.Y. - The Victorian era (1837 until Queen Victoria's death in 1901) wasn't just bustles and mutton chop sideburns. It was a time of scientific progress, great literary works, a surge of inventions, whopping urban growth and more time for leisure activity.

On Saturday, Aug. 23, Genesee Country Village & Museum will celebrate that time with Victorian Day.

Pirate of the Caribbean Will Attack on Skaneateles Lake

Aug 6, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Capt. Jack (aka Rick Martinez, of Auburn)Skaneateles, N.Y. - Hop aboard, matey! Mid-Lakes Navigation has set its annual Pirate Day for Aug. 13. Joining the marauding this year is Rusty Rice, a captain for the Barbara S. Wiles. Although new to Pirate Day, he is no stranger to pirate play. Rice was a second mate on the Continental Sloop Providence, a replica of America's first war ship, when Disney chartered the tall ship and hired its crew as extras. He appeared in "Pirates of the Caribbean: Deadman's Chest" and "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End."

Melissa Sue Anderson headlines Laura Ingalls Wilder Days at GCVM

Jul 22, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Melissa Sue AndersonMumford, 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.

Summer Fun at The Strong Museum Weekdays July 14 – Aug. 22

Jul 11, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

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.

Get Ready for the Hester Street Fair Ice Cream Social!

Jul 10, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Hester Street Fair Ice Cream Social 2014New York, N.Y. - In 1984, President Ronald Reagan designated July as National Ice Cream Month and the third Sunday of the month as National Ice Cream Day.

Hester Street Fair is celebrating this delicious holiday with an Ice Cream Social weekend, featuring a special lineup of your favorite local ice cream and a batch of brand new ice cream and frozen treat vendors that are ...

Meet Live Snakes!

Jul 9, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Meet live snakes at the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum on Saturday, July 26 at 10 a.m. Photo by Pam Golben. Hudson Highlands Nature Museum's Wildlife Education Center Presents "Snakes Alive!" on July 26

Cornwall-on-Hudson, N.Y. - On Saturday, July 26 at 10 a.m. the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum presents Snakes Alive! This special snake program will confirm that snakes are indeed awesome animals, helpful to the environment and very misunderstood.

NYC & Company Announces Curious George® as New York City's Official Family Ambassador

Jul 8, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Curious George Campaign Featuring Beloved Character Encourages Visitors to Discover Family-Friendly Adventures Throughout New York City's Five Boroughs

In 2013 New York City Welcomed an Estimated 16.7 Million Family Visitors

New York, N.Y. - NYC & Company, New York City's official tourism, marketing and partnership organization, today announced Curious George® as its sixth Official NYC Family Ambassador, a joint effort with NBCUniversal, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) and PBS KIDS. As part of the yearlong collaboration, adventurous explorer Curious George will encourage family travel to the City's five boroughs by highlighting New York City as a family-friendly destination. In 2013 New York City welcomed an estimated 16.7 million family visitors, a 3.1 percent projected increase over 2012, contributing approximately $16.5 billion in direct spending to New York City's economy. Since the launch of the Family Ambassador program in 2009, family visitation to New York City has grown by 26.5 percent and currently comprises 30.8 percent of total visitation to New York City.

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