The Beat Category - festivals and events Tue, 24 Nov 2015 22:09:50 GMT Dickens Christmas Returns to Skaneateles Opening Day Is Nov. 27, "Bright Friday" Skaneateles, N.Y. - Visit Skaneateles this season, and you're guaranteed to have a Happy Christmas. Imagine, if you will, that the year is 1842. Queen Victoria has arrived in Skaneateles, the teasel capital of the world, to meet with President John Tyler. Accompanying her is Charles Dickens, whom she has commissioned to write a story about Christmas. "My hope is for a story that will illustrate the virtues we may find at Christmastime. That, and entertain my nine children," says Queen Victoria, portrayed by Maria Wechsler. Fri, 20 Nov 2015 07:00:00 GMT Don't Get Scrooged - Find the Holiday Spirit in the Great Northern Catskills of Greene County The Catskills, A Winter Wonderland Destination for Holiday & Family Fun Greene County, N.Y. (November 16, 2015) - Get into a festive spirit in the snowy Catskill Mountains this holiday season when Small Business Saturday meets Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, and live performances are offered along with arts and crafts fairs featuring gift-ready works of art. Mon, 16 Nov 2015 07:00:00 GMT 6th Annual Ticonderoga Area North Country Christmas Ticonderoga, NY - November 3, 2015 - The Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce in coordination with area businesses and organizations will host the 6th Annual Ticonderoga Area North Country Christmas Celebration from Friday, November 27th through Sunday, December 6th, 2015. The celebration will kick off with events such as Small Business Saturday and the arrival of the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train, as well as include new events like the Holiday Farmers' Market. Fri, 06 Nov 2015 07:00:00 GMT The Most Wonderful Time Awaits in the Adirondacks of Northern New York Family-Friendly Holiday Events, Activities & More in the Adirondack Mountains ADIRONDACK REGION, NY (November 3, 2015) - Winter comes early in the Adirondack Mountains, and with it, the promise of holiday festivities guaranteed to turn any Scrooge or Grinch into a Saint Nick or Rudolph. Throughout the holiday season, the Adirondacks are quiet and snow-covered, providing the perfect winter getaway for families or couples looking to enjoy ice-skating, horse-drawn sleigh rides, and relaxing evenings in front of the fire with a seasonal cocktail. Tue, 03 Nov 2015 07:00:00 GMT October Adventures in the Great Northern Catskills of Greene County Offer Array of Fall Festivals Don't Miss Fall's Colors, Book a Catskills Getaway Now Greene County, N.Y. (Sept. 28, 2015) - October in Greene County offers an almost dizzying array of festivals celebrating both Bavarian and Irish traditions, apple harvests, and Halloween revelry. Just two hours north of New York City, and three hours west of Boston, head to the Catskills to enjoy the last of fall's colorful foliage at some of the Catskills coolest places, including: Bronck Museum's Heritage Craft Fair on October 4 offers a chance to slip through time at the site of the oldest house in New York, built in 1663. Mon, 28 Sep 2015 07:00:00 GMT Hudson River Valley Ramble Kick-offs This Weekend September Celebration Features Over 200 Events Albany, NY -The Hudson River Valley Ramble kicks-off this Saturday with a weekend full of activities and continues throughout September with more than 200 exciting outdoor adventures across New York's Hudson Valley. The Ramble showcases the region's incredible scenery, history, natural resources, and recreational opportunities and features walking tours, hikes, paddles, bike tours and many other diverse experiences with something for everyone. Thu, 03 Sep 2015 07:00:00 GMT Something Wicked Cool This Way Comes This Halloween in the Catskills Zombies, Ghouls & Ghostly Fun in the Great Northern Catskills of Greene County Greene County, N.Y. - This October, prepare to be spooked in the Great Northern Catskills, home of legendary family-friendly adventure, when resorts transform into haunted hotels and streets come alive with the walking dead just in time for All Hallows Eve. This Halloween, experience the misty mountains of the Great Northern Catskills and book a themed hotel package offering fun spooks for the whole family, or simply join in one of the ghostly events going on throughout Greene County, including: Wed, 19 Aug 2015 07:00:00 GMT NYS 4-H Foundation Empire Farm Days Kiddie Tractor Pull Expanded for 2015 Seneca Falls, N.Y. -- The New York State 4-H Foundation is expanding its Empire Farm Days Kiddie Tractor Pull for youngsters up to age 12. The friendly competition will run all day for each of the three days of the August 11-13, 2015 event at Rodman Lott and Son Farms in Seneca Falls, NY. Pedal tractors and sled are provided for two weight classes: 40 to 59 lbs. and 60 to 80 lbs. Leaders will be posted throughout the day on the Empire Farm Days Kiddie Tractor Pull Leaderboard. Wed, 05 Aug 2015 07:00:00 GMT New York State Hosts Path Through History Weekend Father's Day Weekend, June 20-21: Events Showcase Rich New York Culture and Heritage  Albany, N.Y. - Empire State Development (ESD) announces Path Through History Weekend, June 20-21. The weekend will feature nearly 300 events at historic venues across the state. This year the Path Through History Weekend coincides with Father's Day, encouraging New Yorkers to experience historical reenactments and events, while enjoying a memorable Father's Day with friends and family. Thu, 18 Jun 2015 07:00:00 GMT This Summer at The Wild Center Tupper Lake, N.Y. - Join The Wild Center for a wide array of programs, trips and activities this summer. Summer 2015 Every Thursday from June 4th until September 17th, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm Farmers Market The Wild Center hosts weekly Farmers Markets where you can meet farmers and take home some of the wonderful local food grown in the Adirondack region. The Wild Center has joined with The Adirondack Farmers' Market Cooperative, Inc. which promotes and manages farmers' markets. Mon, 15 Jun 2015 07:00:00 GMT