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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.

Farm Stays & Stands in the Great Northern Catskills – Shop, Stay & Play in America’s 1st Wilderness

Jul 8, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Escape to Greene County's Rural Farmland for a Deliciously Natural Summer Experience

Greene County, N.Y. - This summer, discover the roots of your food in the Great Northern Catskills of Greene County and hit the road for a fresh twist on a family vacation.

Located just two hours north of New York City, Hull-O Farms in Durham offers immersive farm stays in the Catskills perfect for a summer getaway that includes enriching experiences and a variety of family-friendly attractions.

Marine Museum Hosts Kids’ Pirate Day Events July 10 and July 24

Jul 8, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

H Lee White Marine MuseumBe there or walk the plank!

Oswego, N.Y. - Ahoy maties! The H. Lee White Marine Museum is swabbing the decks for a hearty morning of pirate carousing. Brush off your eye patch, grab your parrot and sign up for Kids' Pirate Day to be held Thursday, July 10 or Thursday July 24 from 10 a.m. to noon each day.

Cradle of Aviation Museum Celebration Features Astronauts, Woodstock Organizers and ’69 Mets Players

Jul 3, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Buzz AldrinIt's the Summer of '69 on Long Island!

Garden City, N.Y. - For the first-time ever, key figures who made the summer of 1969 the most momentous summer in U.S. history will be coming together at New York's Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City to jointly celebrate the 45th anniversaries of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing, the Woodstock Festival and the amazing '69 MetsWorld Series win with a new ...

New Acquisition Makes The Strong’s Jigsaw Puzzle Collection The World’s Largest

Jun 19, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Strong Puzzle CollectionRochester, N.Y. - The Strong in Rochester, New York, has acquired a collection of more than 7,000 jigsaw puzzles, including examples from virtually all American and most European puzzle makers from the 18th century to present, as well as tools and equipment used for puzzle making since that era. The collection comes to The Strong from Anne Williams-considered by many to be the foremost expert and author on jigsaw puzzle history. Her books on the subject include the Jigsaw Puzzle: Piecing Together History and Cutting a Fine Figure: The Art of the Jigsaw Puzzle.

Still Time to Sign up to Participate in Dragon Boat Race on July 5tth

Jun 18, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Dragon Boat RacePoughkeepsie, N.Y. - Don't miss this wonderful opportunity to be a part of a new, exciting leisure activity, as a participant in the only Dragon Boat Race in the Mid-Hudson Valley this summer! On Saturday, July 5th, join a team in friendly competition on a short, 200-meter course. Men and women of all ages and skill levels can enjoy paddling with families and friends for stress-free exercise and recreation.

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