The Beat http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/ Category - festivals and events Thu, 28 May 2015 08:04:08 GMT Motorcycle Rallies & Festivals Planned for Northern New York Hot Spots This Summer http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/21/Motorcycle-Rallies-Festivals-Planned-for-Northern-New-York-Hot-Spots-This-Summer/8108/ Use #GoTourNY to Find Motorcycle Rallies & Great Riding in the Adirondacks and 1000 Islands 1000 ISLANDS, N.Y. - This summer, the Adirondacks and 1000 Islands will echo with the roar of motorcyclists from around the country as they gather for events showcasing the unique attractions and scenic routes of Northern New York. The Adirondacks and 1000 Islands offer some of the most scenic and immaculate roadways in the state, traveling along historic corridors while providing access to motorcycle rallies and events. Download free tank maps, find event details and tips for where to ride at www.GoTourNY.com, then head to the Lake George Area on May 30, for the week-long Warrensburg Bike Rally, held at the Warren County Fairgrounds in Warrensburg. Thu, 21 May 2015 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/21/Motorcycle-Rallies-Festivals-Planned-for-Northern-New-York-Hot-Spots-This-Summer/8108/ 2015 Wilmington Whiteface Bike Fest set for June 5-7 http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/19/2015-Wilmington-Whiteface-Bike-Fest-set-for-June-5-7/8107/ Wilmington, N.Y. - With a mix of road bike, mountain bike, uphill, downhill, serious competition and family fun, the annual Wilmington Whiteface Bike Fest is set for June 5 - 7, 2015. The weekend begins on Friday, when spectators will enjoy incredible stunts, jumps and tricks at the Wilmington Bike Park as Krushers Stunt Team, from Montreal, Quebec, return for the free jump jam and trials exhibition. Other events Friday evening include Sam Perkins and Carsinn Wilson performing bike acrobatics. Tue, 19 May 2015 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/19/2015-Wilmington-Whiteface-Bike-Fest-set-for-June-5-7/8107/ Celebrate Gay Pride in New York City this Summer http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/13/Celebrate-Gay-Pride-in-New-York-City-this-Summer/8105/ With Pride Events in All Five Boroughs, NYC Remains Popular Destination, Attracting LGBT Visitors from Around the Globe New York, N.Y. - NYC & Company, New York City's official tourism, marketing and partnership organization, encourages visitors and locals to celebrate Pride this summer in the five boroughs. Pride Week 2015 is scheduled for June 21-28, but celebrations will take place throughout June and July. Pride Week embraces the rich diversity and vibrant culture of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender communities in New York City, paying homage to the groundbreaking historical events that took place in New York City and impacted the gay rights movement, such the anniversary of the Stonewall Riots. Wed, 13 May 2015 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/13/Celebrate-Gay-Pride-in-New-York-City-this-Summer/8105/ Adirondack Mountain Bike Trails Continue to Expand for 2015 Season http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/12/Adirondack-Mountain-Bike-Trails-Continue-to-Expand-for-2015-Season/8103/ Mountain Bike Fests Kick Off on Trails in June Adirondack Region, N.Y. - The Adirondack Region is a growing mecca for mountain bikers in the Northeast, offering well-maintained trails, and a community of riders that welcomes visitors to explore and enjoy their favorite trails. Integral to maintaining Adirondack mountain bike trails are the volunteer organizations that do everything from securing funding for signage to raking leaves and pine needles off the trails. Barkeater Trails Alliance (BETA), a project of the Adirondack Ski Touring Council, is leading the charge around Lake Placid, Wilmington and Saranac Lake, adding on to existing networks so that all levels of riders have plenty of options. Tue, 12 May 2015 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/12/Adirondack-Mountain-Bike-Trails-Continue-to-Expand-for-2015-Season/8103/ It’s time for grown-up Show & Tell at Oneida County Historical Society Event http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/30/It-s-time-for-grown-up-Show-Tell-at-Oneida-County-Historical-Society-Event/8102/ Utica, N.Y. - Everyone remembers when they hauled a treasured possession to school and told their friends why they loved it so much? Well, now they have the chance to share on a whole different level with Show & Tell for grown-ups. The public is invited to bring old photos, letters, family mementos, or even an ancient artifact to show and tell the stories behind these items. Thu, 30 Apr 2015 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/30/It-s-time-for-grown-up-Show-Tell-at-Oneida-County-Historical-Society-Event/8102/ SPAC’s 5K and 10K “Rock & Run” Kicks Off Summer in Saratoga http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/30/SPAC-s-5K-and-10K-Rock-Run-Kicks-Off-Summer-in-Saratoga/8101/ Sun, May 17 at 9 A.M. @ Spa State Park PYX106, an iHeartMedia Station, Welcomes Rock & Run 2015 Live Music from Over 20 Top Bands Including Jocelyn Arndt, The WonderBeards, CRUSH, Let's Be Leonard, Birds of the Northeast, and Bryan Thomas Saratoga Springs, N.Y. -Saratoga Performing Arts Center's "Rock & Run" 5K and 10K fundraiser will kick off the summer on ... Thu, 30 Apr 2015 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/30/SPAC-s-5K-and-10K-Rock-Run-Kicks-Off-Summer-in-Saratoga/8101/ Explore Nature Trails at the Iroquois Indian Museum May 23 http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/29/Explore-Nature-Trails-at-the-Iroquois-Indian-Museum-May-23/8100/ With a Bird Walk & Live Birds of Prey! Howes Cave, N.Y. - The Iroquois Indian Museum, in partnership with the Audubon Society of the Capital Region, presents a Bird Walk and a live birds of prey show starting at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 23. Everyone is welcome to this free, public event at the Museum. Wed, 29 Apr 2015 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/29/Explore-Nature-Trails-at-the-Iroquois-Indian-Museum-May-23/8100/ War of 1812 Symposium Draws Top International Historians http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/15/War-of-1812-Symposium-Draws-Top-International-Historians/8098/ Oswego, N.Y. - Register today for the Oswego International War of 1812 Symposium to learn more about the war that earned our young nation respect from around the world. The fifth annual event opens on Friday, April 17 with registration and check-in from 6 to 9 p.m. along with a meet-and-greet social and cash bar. Evening programming also includes an academic competition for students from across the U.S. who will compete for cash and prizes as well as the respect of established historians. Wed, 15 Apr 2015 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/15/War-of-1812-Symposium-Draws-Top-International-Historians/8098/ The Catskills to Host Pro-Am Cycling Competitions This Summer http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/9/The-Catskills-to-Host-Pro-Am-Cycling-Competitions-This-Summer/8092/ Cycling Events Take Catskills By Storm in 2015 with Challenging Endurance Racing Routes   Greene County, N.Y. - Home to challenging hill climbs boasting names like the "Devil's Kitchen," the Catskills lay claim to some of the toughest cycling routes in New York, providing the ideal location for several highly anticipated annual cycling competitions. Greene County Classic at Windham Mountain June 13 is an annual stop on the Anthem Sports Great American Cycling Series. Over 400 racers will ride through the town of Windham, and followed by the Tour of the Catskills Devil's Kitchen Preview Ride in nearby Tannersville. Thu, 09 Apr 2015 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/9/The-Catskills-to-Host-Pro-Am-Cycling-Competitions-This-Summer/8092/ Hudson Highlands Nature Museum hosts Storm King Mountain Hike http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/27/Hudson-Highlands-Nature-Museum-hosts-Storm-King-Mountain-Hike/8088/ Cornwall-on-Hudson, N.Y. - On Saturday, April 11 from 12 p.m. - 4 p.m. join the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum at Storm King Mountain for a rigorous hike up the mountain. This hike, led by environmental educator Lisa Mechaley, is geared for adults and children 12 and older who would like to learn about the history of Storm King Mountain and want to enjoy the extraordinary views of the Hudson. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/27/Hudson-Highlands-Nature-Museum-hosts-Storm-King-Mountain-Hike/8088/