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Fort Ticonderoga Presents “Defiance & Independence” Battle Re-enactment, July 19 & 20

Jul 11, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Fort Ticonderoga's Defiance & Independence Battle Re-enactment will be presented July 19 & 20. Photo credit Drifting FocusTiconderoga, N.Y. - Join Fort Ticonderoga for a two-day battle re-enactment highlighting the climactic summer of 1777 as the Fort's American garrison was outflanked by a British invasion force descending from Canada. The event takes place Saturday and Sunday, July 19 and 20, 9:30 am to 5 pm. Admission to this reenactment event is included in a Fort Ticonderoga's general admission ticket. To learn more about the event visit or call 518-585-2821.

It’s Christmas in July at Genesee Country Village & Museum!

Jul 11, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

GCV&MMumford, N.Y. - Visit Genesee Country Village & Museum on Saturday, July 26, for Christmas in July, an idea-inspiring day as our villagers begin to "secretly" hand-craft dolls, toys and games for the children; make warm and practical gifts for the poor and less fortunate; candy fruits for fruitcakes and sugarplums; stir up jellies and preserves for holiday meals; practice their Christmas music; and create holiday decorations for both home and church.

2014 Great New York State Fair Women’s Day Keynote: ‘7 Habits of Supremely Happy Women’

Jul 10, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Yvonne ConteSyracuse, N.Y. - A recent Gallup Poll found that 40 percent of women feel stressed out every day. To help women find happiness amidst the hectic schedules of work, family, soccer practice, swim lessons, the phone, diapers, and dinner on the table by six, the 2014 Great New York State Fair has invited motivational humorist Yvonne Conte to provide the keynote presentation at the Women's Day Luncheon on Wednesday, August 27.

Get Ready for the Hester Street Fair Ice Cream Social!

Jul 10, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Hester Street Fair Ice Cream Social 2014New York, N.Y. - In 1984, President Ronald Reagan designated July as National Ice Cream Month and the third Sunday of the month as National Ice Cream Day.

Hester Street Fair is celebrating this delicious holiday with an Ice Cream Social weekend, featuring a special lineup of your favorite local ice cream and a batch of brand new ice cream and frozen treat vendors that are ...

22nd Annual Ticonderoga Area Car Show Taking Place Aug. 3

Jul 10, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

2013 Best of Show CarTiconderoga, N.Y. - The 22nd Annual Ticonderoga Area Car Show will be held Sunday, August 3, 2014 in Ticonderoga's Bicentennial Park from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM. There will be a variety of awards given out including Best of Show Car, Best of Show Truck, Best of Show Motorcycle, Best of Show Display, 1 Super Wheels Prize Package, Chambers Choice, Fans Choice, Most Radical Engine, Best Color Scheme, Favorite Antique, and Best Work In Progress. In addition Top 25 and Fabulous 50 awards will be given. The show is a judged show and a "SuperWheels Showdown" Qualifier. The first 150 people registered will receive a dash plaque and there will be a variety of special giveaways for pre-registered vehicles.

Cirque Éloize returns to Proctors with Internationally-renowned Extravaganza iD

Jul 10, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Cirque Éloize Schenectady debut of iD-Aug. 1-3 & 8-10-features 15 performers in a unique combination of urban dances and circus arts Schenectady, N.Y. - Capital Region residents are in for a thrilling summer of circus arts and urban dance as Cirque Éloize returns to Proctors with the international hit iD.

Directed by Jeannot Painchaud, iD (pronounced eye-dee) is a high-energy production, blending circus, street dance and hip-hop. The show will be presented, in its Schenectady debut, at Proctors, 432 State Street, Schenectady, Aug 1-3 & 8-10. Tickets are on sale now at the Box Office at Proctors, by phone at 518.346.6204 and on the web at

Meet Live Snakes!

Jul 9, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Meet live snakes at the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum on Saturday, July 26 at 10 a.m. Photo by Pam Golben. Hudson Highlands Nature Museum's Wildlife Education Center Presents "Snakes Alive!" on July 26

Cornwall-on-Hudson, N.Y. - On Saturday, July 26 at 10 a.m. the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum presents Snakes Alive! This special snake program will confirm that snakes are indeed awesome animals, helpful to the environment and very misunderstood.

2014 Finger Lakes Cheese Festival Initial Schedule of Events Announced

Jul 8, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Finger Lakes Cheese TrailFinger Lakes, N.Y. - The third annual Finger Lakes Cheese Festival is slated for  Saturday July 26 from 10 am-5 pm at Sunset View Creamery in Odessa, NY, which is about five miles outside of Watkins Glen. Sunset View is a founding member of the Finger Lakes Cheese Trail which puts on this annual family-focus event, and the Planning Committee is excited to announce many new additions to this year's festival.

Marine Museum Hosts Kids’ Pirate Day Events July 10 and July 24

Jul 8, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

H Lee White Marine MuseumBe there or walk the plank!

Oswego, N.Y. - Ahoy maties! The H. Lee White Marine Museum is swabbing the decks for a hearty morning of pirate carousing. Brush off your eye patch, grab your parrot and sign up for Kids' Pirate Day to be held Thursday, July 10 or Thursday July 24 from 10 a.m. to noon each day.

SPAC to Present Annual Ballet Gala on Saturday, July 12

Jul 3, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Wendy Whelan in Christopher Wheeldon’s After the Rain "A Tribute to Great Britain"

Special One-Time-Only Program to also Feature NYCB Principal Dancer Wendy Whelan in her SPAC Farewell Performance

Saratoga Springs, N.Y. - SPAC will present its annual Ballet Gala, a fundraiser to support New York City Ballet's Saratoga season, on Saturday, July 12 featuring a special one-time-only program, "A Tribute to Great Britain." The evening's performance will include works by two acclaimed British choreographers, After the Rain (pas de deux) choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon and Acheron (SPAC premiere) choreographed by Liam Scarlett, as well as Balanchine's dazzling Union Jack, a salute to the British heritage of the United States which features a spectacular cast of 74 dancers. Also highlighting the evening will be a performance by renowned NYCB Principal Dancer, Wendy Whelan, who will give her SPAC Farewell performance in Wheeldon's After the Rain, a role she originated which has since become one of her signature works.


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