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Fall Festivals & Foliage Tours in the Great Northern Catskills of Greene County, NY

Sep 8, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Explore the Mountains, River Towns and the Scenic Hudson Valley This Fall in the Catskills

Greene County, N.Y. - Autumn in the Catskills offers an exciting variety of fall festivals and events ideal for a weekend getaway or day trip just two hours north of New York City and three hours west of Boston.

Explore scenic, winding roadways in the mountains, and enjoy a variety of cultural festivals that celebrate the region's unique history and colorful landscape, offering something exciting for everyone to enjoy, including:

Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month at Women's Rights NHP!

Sep 3, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Seneca Falls, N.Y. - Women's Rights National Historical Park will celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15-October 15, 2014) with an artwork exhibition and gallery talk by the renowned artist Andrea Arroyo. This exhibition, entitled "Women in Movement," features a series of artworks which will be on public view from September 17th through October 15th, 2014, in the Women's Rights NHP Visitor Center, located at 136 Fall Street in Seneca Falls, New York. The park Visitor Center is open Wednesday-Sunday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Ms. Arroyo will present a gallery talk on September 27th from 1:30 - 3:00 PM. A reception with the artist will follow the gallery talk from 3:00 - 4:30 PM. The exhibition and the gallery talk are free and open to the public and are appropriate for all ages.

Sinterklaas Celebration Returns to Kingston for the 4th Year!

Sep 2, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

SinterklaasSave 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.

Fall is Festival Time in the Lake Placid Area

Sep 2, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

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.

"King of Rock" New York State Yo-Yo Contest at The Strong Museum Saturday, Sept.20

Sep 2, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

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."

Harvest Happenings in the Hudson Valley Reap a Heap of Fun in Orange County, NY

Sep 2, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Warwick ApplefestHudson 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.

Wildlife Conservation Society announces new event for August 2015: Cycle Adirondacks

Aug 29, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Cyclists ride towards Whiteface mountain in the Adirondacks.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.

New “BBQ, Brews & Blues” Competition Spices Up Saratoga Wine & Food Festival

Aug 29, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Celebrated bassist Ben Williams and his band Sound EffectFeaturing 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.

9th Annual Festival in Clinton Begins August 23!

Aug 19, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Art & Music FestivalOpening 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.

2014 Great NY State Fair to have Great Lakes Research ROV, 24/7 Weather Buoy in State Park Pond

Aug 19, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

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.

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