The Beat http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/ Category - festivals and events Sat, 30 Aug 2014 22:13:52 GMT Wildlife Conservation Society announces new event for August 2015: Cycle Adirondacks http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/29/Wildlife-Conservation-Society-announces-new-event-for-August-2015-Cycle-Adirondacks/7955/ 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. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/29/Wildlife-Conservation-Society-announces-new-event-for-August-2015-Cycle-Adirondacks/7955/ New “BBQ, Brews & Blues” Competition Spices Up Saratoga Wine & Food Festival http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/29/New-BBQ-Brews-Blues-Competition-Spices-Up-Saratoga-Wine-Food-Festival/7954/ Featuring Food Network's Marc Murphy Friday, Sept 5 @ 7 p.m. Celebrated jazz artist Ben Williams & Sound Effect to Perform Saratoga Springs, N.Y. - The brand new, "BBQ, Brews & Blues" event featuring Food Network star Marc Murphy will usher in a weekend of gourmet events for the Saratoga Wine and Food Festival, September 5 - 7. Murphy, host of the Food Network's hit series Chopped, will host a competition style grill-off in which four of the Capital Region's best chefs face off against four Manhattan grill masters. The event will also feature chef-prepared food, BBQ and a variety of craft beers, wines and spirits as well as music by celebrated jazz bassist Ben Williams. Presented by Certified Angus Beef and Stella Artois, BBQ, Brews & Blues will be held on Friday, September 5 from 7 - 10pm. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/29/New-BBQ-Brews-Blues-Competition-Spices-Up-Saratoga-Wine-Food-Festival/7954/ 9th Annual Festival in Clinton Begins August 23! http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/19/9th-Annual-Festival-in-Clinton-Begins-August-23-/7949/ Opening Time is 10 a.m. Clinton, N.Y. - Celebrate the end of summer with us in a central New York village pretty enough to be on your calendar. Plan to make the trip to Clinton, New York on Saturday, August 23rd for a full day of exceptional live music, impressive artist wares and demonstrations, kids' activities, and a wide variety of interesting and healthy food selections. The Clinton Art and Music Festival, now in its ninth year, offers one of the most impressive and varied musical line-ups of any Upstate music festival, featuring over 20 musical acts -- from solo acoustic to 10-piece swing, Gypsy to Gospel, Irish to Oompah, jazz to Americana. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/19/9th-Annual-Festival-in-Clinton-Begins-August-23-/7949/ 2014 Great NY State Fair to have Great Lakes Research ROV, 24/7 Weather Buoy in State Park Pond http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/19/2014-Great-NY-State-Fair-to-have-Great-Lakes-Research-ROV-24-7-Weather-Buoy-in-State-Park-Pond/7947/ Syracuse, N.Y. -  The Great Shipwrecks of NY's ‘Great' Lakes Signature Exhibit at the 2014 Great New York State Fair will have components in the permanent reflecting pool at the 375-acre Syracuse, NY, fairgrounds. The ‘cement pond' is part of the State Park, operated by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation at the Fair. Twice daily, at 2pm and 4pm, the Great Lakes Research Consortium and the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry ESF will demonstrate the use of a remotely-operated underwater vehicle/ROV in the pool. Information will be presented on how the high-tech equipment is used to further a science-based understanding of the Great Lakes. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/19/2014-Great-NY-State-Fair-to-have-Great-Lakes-Research-ROV-24-7-Weather-Buoy-in-State-Park-Pond/7947/ Bassmaster Elite at Cayuga Lake August 21-24, 2014 http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/15/Bassmaster-Elite-at-Cayuga-Lake-August-21-24-2014/7946/ Union Springs, N.Y. - 108 Bassmaster Elite Series pros will be heading to Union Springs on Cayuga Lake, one of New York's famous Finger Lakes, August 21-24 for the A.R.E. Truck Caps Bassmaster Elite series. At Cayuga Lake, the final of eight full-field events this season, each Elite series pro has a shot at a first-place prize of $100,000 and an automatic qualification for the 2015 Bassmaster Classic. Cayuga Lake is a first-time stop for the Elite Series and the deep glacial lake (up to 435 feet) is great habitat for largemouth bass, which will be the target species for the anglers. Fri, 15 Aug 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/15/Bassmaster-Elite-at-Cayuga-Lake-August-21-24-2014/7946/ Hats Off To Summer! At Washington’s Headquarters August 23rd And 24th http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/14/Hats-Off-To-Summer-At-Washington-s-Headquarters-August-23rd-And-24th/7942/ Newburgh, 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. Thu, 14 Aug 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/14/Hats-Off-To-Summer-At-Washington-s-Headquarters-August-23rd-And-24th/7942/ Kids Fun Run Added to 37th Annual Whiteface Mountain Uphill Foot Race http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/13/Kids-Fun-Run-Added-to-37th-Annual-Whiteface-Mountain-Uphill-Foot-Race/7941/ Uphill 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. Wed, 13 Aug 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/13/Kids-Fun-Run-Added-to-37th-Annual-Whiteface-Mountain-Uphill-Foot-Race/7941/ GCVM Celebrates Victorian Day Aug. 23 http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/8/GCVM-Celebrates-Victorian-Day-Aug-23/7939/ 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. Fri, 08 Aug 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/8/GCVM-Celebrates-Victorian-Day-Aug-23/7939/ Farm to Fork Evening Market and Supper Series Offers Unique Experience to Local Foodies http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/7/Farm-to-Fork-Evening-Market-and-Supper-Series-Offers-Unique-Experience-to-Local-Foodies/7938/ Owego, N.Y. - Historic Owego Marketplace (HOM) presents the Farm to Fork: Evening Market and Supper Series every Thursday this summer from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. in Downtown Owego. Farm to Fork brings local farmers to sell meat, cheese, produce and other farm products to consumers and to featured local restaurants. The restaurants then use the local products and their culinary creativity to cook meals available for sale outdoors. Thu, 07 Aug 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/7/Farm-to-Fork-Evening-Market-and-Supper-Series-Offers-Unique-Experience-to-Local-Foodies/7938/ Pirate of the Caribbean Will Attack on Skaneateles Lake http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/6/Pirate-of-the-Caribbean-Will-Attack-on-Skaneateles-Lake/7936/ 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." Wed, 06 Aug 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/6/Pirate-of-the-Caribbean-Will-Attack-on-Skaneateles-Lake/7936/