The Beat http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/ Category - festivals and events Mon, 22 Sep 2014 14:16:20 GMT Adirondack Balloon Festival Starts Today http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/18/Adirondack-Balloon-Festival-Starts-Today/7980/ Glens Falls and Queensbury, N.Y. (Sept. 18) - Beginning today through Sunday, Sept. 21, witness the flight of hundreds of balloons in Glens Falls and Queensbury. It's all part of the Adirondack Balloon Festival, an American Bus Association Top 100 Event, which has enchanted spectators since 1973. The celebration begins in Glens Falls with a community party offering balloons, fun and ... Thu, 18 Sep 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/18/Adirondack-Balloon-Festival-Starts-Today/7980/ George Eastman House to Host First Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival Acts http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/18/George-Eastman-House-to-Host-First-Niagara-Rochester-Fringe-Festival-Acts/7979/ Vintage Hitchcock: A Live Radio Play and Cello Fury will be performing on September 21 Rochester, N.Y. - George Eastman House will host Vintage Hitchcock: A Live Radio Play and Cello Fury on September 21 as part of the First Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival. Screen Plays ~ Hollywood's Golden Age on Stage will perform Vintage Hitchcock: A Live Radio Play at 1 p.m. and Cello Fury will hit the stage at 3 p.m. Both performances will be held in the Dryden Theatre, 900 East Avenue. Admission to each event is $10, and tickets can be ordered in advance at www.rochesterfringe.com. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/18/George-Eastman-House-to-Host-First-Niagara-Rochester-Fringe-Festival-Acts/7979/ Oswego Prepares for First FallOween Event http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/18/Oswego-Prepares-for-First-FallOween-Event/7978/ Oswego, N.Y. - Four local Oswego businesses weaved together the first FallOween event in Oswego, where all citizens compete against one another in the form of decorating their homes in spooky Halloween or beautiful fall themes. The rules are simple: decorate the front of the home or front porch with Halloween or fall decorations, whether it's with creepy crawlers, pumpkins, witches or discolored leaves, with or without lights, anything goes!. This city-wide event is open to all Oswego residents who dare to spice their homes up with skeletons, colorful reefs or even spooky sounds. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/18/Oswego-Prepares-for-First-FallOween-Event/7978/ War of 1812 Speaker Comes to Fort Ontario http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/18/War-of-1812-Speaker-Comes-to-Fort-Ontario/7977/ Oswego, N.Y. - Noted local historian and newspaperman Richard Palmer presents a discussion about the War of 1812 journal of Major Robert Carr. The presentation begins at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, September 24 in the Enlisted Men's Barracks inside Fort Ontario State Historic Site, 1 E. Fourth St., Oswego. The program is free and open to the public. Major Carr, of the 16th U.S. Infantry Regiment commanded Fort Ontario during part of the summer of 1812. In his presentation, Palmer will read and interpret excerpts that he copied from Carr's journal during a research trip to Philadelphia. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/18/War-of-1812-Speaker-Comes-to-Fort-Ontario/7977/ Events Every Fall Weekend At Gore! http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/18/Events-Every-Fall-Weekend-At-Gore-/7976/ Fun Happenings Through Columbus Day Weekend, all with Spectacular Fall Scenery!   North Creek, N.Y. - Gore Mountain is hosting events throughout the fall foliage season, and this weekend features the 4th Annual Photography Camp with Carl Heilman on Saturday and the Leaf Cruncher 5k Run/Walk on Sunday. Carl Heilman II is an award winning outdoor photographer who specializes in nature panoramas, murals, and nature photography of Lake George, Lake Champlain, the Adirondacks, New York State, and Montana. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/18/Events-Every-Fall-Weekend-At-Gore-/7976/ Kites Will Fly at Washington’s Headquarters during the Hudson River Ramble September 20th http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/18/Kites-Will-Fly-at-Washington-s-Headquarters-during-the-Hudson-River-Ramble-September-20th/7975/ Newburgh, N.Y. - Soaring, swirling, kites of all kinds will bob and weave as they dance in the wind at Washington's Headquarters State Historic Site during Kites Over the Hudson, on Saturday, September 20th, 2 PM to 4 PM. Free kites will be given to the first 150 children 15 and under during this Hudson River Ramble event. Prizes will be awarded in various kite categories, and refreshments will be served to all who attend. And there will be a Kite Hospital, staffed by members of Chapter 1782 of the Military Order of the Purple Heart, to repair most kite catastrophes! Thu, 18 Sep 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/18/Kites-Will-Fly-at-Washington-s-Headquarters-during-the-Hudson-River-Ramble-September-20th/7975/ Oktoberfest Returns to Hunter Mountain With Four Weekends! http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/18/Oktoberfest-Returns-to-Hunter-Mountain-With-Four-Weekends-/7974/ Traditional German-American food & music combined with featured events Hunter, N.Y. - Hunter Mountain is now hosting four weekends of Oktoberfest! Starting September 27th and 28th, the first weekend of Oktoberfest kicks off with a new event, the Gestalt BMW Auto Rally, where owners and spectators alike can peruse some of the finest in German engineering. The following weekend, October 4th & 5th, Colors in the Catskills Motorcycle Rally makes its mark on the mountain, with hundreds of riders from across the state riding up the windy roads, with the colorful Catskill Mountains as their backdrop. The third weekend of Oktoberfest, October 11th & 12th, Das Laufwerk Eurocar Rally comes back for another year of VW splendor, as only one of seven VW events in the country! The last weekend, October 18th & 19th, Hunter Mountain will host Wine Tasting and Farmer's Market, featuring local wineries and farms. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/18/Oktoberfest-Returns-to-Hunter-Mountain-With-Four-Weekends-/7974/ Open House and Gallery Talk for "Women in Movement" Exhibit http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/11/Open-House-and-Gallery-Talk-for-Women-in-Movement-Exhibit/7972/ Seneca Falls, N.Y. - To celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month, Women's Rights National Historical Park will host a Gallery Talk by artist Andrea Arroyo for her art exhibition "Women in Movement." The Gallery Talk will be offered on Saturday, September 27th at 1:00 pm, followed by a short tour of the gallery at 1:30 pm. A special ranger talk "Words", which examines Spanish words that have found common use in the English language, will be offered at 2:00 pm. A reception will follow from 2:30 to 4:00 pm. Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/11/Open-House-and-Gallery-Talk-for-Women-in-Movement-Exhibit/7972/ Antique Engines and Tractors Will Run Again at ‘Crank It Up’ Show Sept. 20-21 http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/11/Antique-Engines-and-Tractors-Will-Run-Again-at-Crank-It-Up-Show-Sept-20-21/7970/ Sandy Creek, N.Y. - The Oswego County Fairgrounds in Sandy Creek will bustle with old engines, tractors, vendors and music at the Crank It Up! Antique Tractor and Engine Show Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 20 and 21, at the Sandy Creek Fairgrounds. Admission is by donation. Parking is free. "Our show is a family-friendly event that features vintage farm machinery, crafts, music, and traditional agricultural activities from the rural North Country," said show organizer Doreen Macklen. Founded nine years ago by Macklen, her husband Dale and son Jim, the show has grown into a "heritage show and tell" of North Country farms. Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/11/Antique-Engines-and-Tractors-Will-Run-Again-at-Crank-It-Up-Show-Sept-20-21/7970/ Adirondack Fall Foliage Tours – Great Camps to Castles, Lakes to Underground Railroad Routes http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/9/Adirondack-Fall-Foliage-Tours-Great-Camps-to-Castles-Lakes-to-Underground-Railroad-Routes/7968/ Explore the History of the Adirondacks This Fall in Northern New York Adirondack Region, N.Y. - Fall in the Adirondack Region of Northern New York offers one of the longest fall foliage seasons in the country as well as a variety of scenic tours that explore the history and beauty of the region's mountains and lakes. Across the Adirondacks, autumn opens the doors to unique fall tours and cherished traditions, including: Behind-the-Scenes Tour of Fort Ticonderoga will be offered on Thursday, September 18 with Adirondack Architectural Heritage (AARCH). Fort Ticonderoga is one of the oldest and most significant military fortresses in America's history. Guided tour scheduled for 10 am - 4 pm. Lunch included. Cost is $65 for non-AARCH members. Tue, 09 Sep 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/9/Adirondack-Fall-Foliage-Tours-Great-Camps-to-Castles-Lakes-to-Underground-Railroad-Routes/7968/