The Beat http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/ Category - festivals and events Wed, 03 Sep 2014 07:03:02 GMT Sinterklaas Celebration Returns to Kingston for the 4th Year! http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/2/Sinterklaas-Celebration-Returns-to-Kingston-for-the-4th-Year-/7961/ Save The Dates! November 21th Through the 29th! Kingston, N.Y. - On Saturday, November 29, 2014, the famed Sinterklaas Celebration that has drawn thousands to Rhinebeck once again goes bi-coastal. For the fourth year, Kingston will celebrate a little bit of its Dutch heritage and reprise its starring role as Spain in the story of Sinterklaas' arrival in the Hudson Valley. A festive procession of giant puppets, stars, fish, flags, this year's honored animal (the Hummingbird) and the great Hudson River itself will travel down Broadway to bring the beloved holiday story to life. Come to the historic Rondout District in Kingston to discover this enchanting blend of tradition and modern day merriment. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/2/Sinterklaas-Celebration-Returns-to-Kingston-for-the-4th-Year-/7961/ Fall is Festival Time in the Lake Placid Area http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/2/Fall-is-Festival-Time-in-the-Lake-Placid-Area/7960/ Oktoberfest, Flaming Leaves & Brewfest Highlight the Fun Lake Placid, N.Y. - No one really likes it when summer comes to an end. But hold on, there's a forgotten season in between summer and winter, it's autumn. It's perhaps the best time of all to be in the Lake Placid, N.Y. region. Temperatures are generally cooler, there's less humidity in the air, you can still enjoy several of your favorite non-winter outdoor activities and there are fewer bugs to swat away. And then there's the beauty of the fall foliage that will surround us. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/2/Fall-is-Festival-Time-in-the-Lake-Placid-Area/7960/ "King of Rock" New York State Yo-Yo Contest at The Strong Museum Saturday, Sept.20 http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/2/-King-of-Rock-New-York-State-Yo-Yo-Contest-at-The-Strong-Museum-Saturday-Sept-20/7958/ Rochester, N.Y. - See which talented yo-yo competitors have the winning moves during the New York State Yo-Yo Contest at The Strong® museum on Saturday, September 20 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Registration for participants starts at 9 a.m.) Nearly 75 competitors from around the world will descend on Rochester to dazzle museum guests with their slick tricks and flashy, freestyle routines all in the hopes of being crowned the "King of Rock." Tue, 02 Sep 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/2/-King-of-Rock-New-York-State-Yo-Yo-Contest-at-The-Strong-Museum-Saturday-Sept-20/7958/ Harvest Happenings in the Hudson Valley Reap a Heap of Fun in Orange County, NY http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/2/Harvest-Happenings-in-the-Hudson-Valley-Reap-a-Heap-of-Fun-in-Orange-County-NY/7956/ Hudson Valley, N.Y. - Fall is tiptoeing into the Hudson Valley. The apples and corn grow sweeter by the day and plump pumpkins are brightening the fields. It's the season when villages throughout the countryside celebrate harvest festivals. The New York Renaissance Faire still pulses with weekend merriment and the mountains surrounding the Bear Mountain Oktoberfest begin to echo happy sounds of German bands and polkas. Paddlers and hikers catch the first touches of fall color to the landscape. It's time to pick your fall fun from the Orange County events calendar at www.OrangeTourism.org. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/2/Harvest-Happenings-in-the-Hudson-Valley-Reap-a-Heap-of-Fun-in-Orange-County-NY/7956/ 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/