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Four Headliners Announced for Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival's 15th Edition

Jan 28, 2016 by I Love New York Staff

Rochester International Jazz FestivalChick Corea plus Joey Alexander, Chris Botti, Grace Potter and Erykah Badu Tickets On Sale Friday January 29 at 10AM

Rochester, N.Y. (January 26, 2016) - Producers John Nugent and Marc Iacona announced four headliner shows today for the nine-day 15th edition Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival (XRIJF) June 24 to July 2.

Singer songwriter Grace Potter will perform on opening night, Friday, June 24. Grammy winner and "First Lady of Neo Soul" Erykah Badu will perform on Saturday, June 25. Twenty-two-time Grammy-winning jazz legend, pianist and composer Chick Corea "Trilogy" Trio plus special guest Joey Alexander Trio, the 12-year-old young pianist who mesmerized XRIJF audiences last year, will perform on Tuesday, June 28. Trumpeter and four-time XRIJF headliner, Chris Botti returns to XRIJF to perform on Thursday, June 30. All performances will take place at Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre at 8PM.

For the Love of Chocolate . . . Be Mine with Wine!

Jan 28, 2016 by I Love New York Staff

Be Mine with WineNiagara County, N.Y. - Treat your sweetheart to local wines paired with chocolate during the Niagara Wine Trail's Be Mine with Wine event which has expanded this year to cover two weekends. Participants can tempt their taste buds with confectionary delights Valentine's Day Weekend, February 13th - 14th and February 20th - 21st.

Talk of Love & Marriage in the Air at Staatsburgh State Historic Site This Valentine’s Day Weekend

Jan 28, 2016 by I Love New York Staff

Staatsburg, N.Y. (1/27/15) - Are you looking for a unique Valentine's Day gift? Consider treating your beloved to gourmet tea, scones and tea sandwiches in the former dining room of a Gilded Age tycoon overlooking the Hudson River, while learning about love and marriage as they transpired in the Gilded Age. Staatsburgh State Historic Site still has openings in its Valentine's Day weekend tea programs, a highly-acclaimed program.

‘India’s New Wave’ Series Provides a Monthly Showcase for Outstanding Contemporary Films from India

Jan 28, 2016 by I Love New York Staff

Films for January through March, 2016, Titli (Butterfly), Dhanak (Rainbow), and Kirumi (Virus)

Astoria, Queens, New York (January 27, 2015)- Museum of the Moving Image continues India's New Wave, a monthly showcase for contemporary Indian films, with three exciting new films in January, February, and March 2016. This season kicks off on January 31, with the crime thriller Titli (Butterfly), which features the breakout debut performance by Shashank Arora, who is currently starring in the much-talked-about Indian sex comedy Brahman Naman at the Sundance Film Festival. The directorial debut of Kanu Behl, Titli captures the Delhi underground with gritty Super 16mm film, and was a selection of Un Certain Regard at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival. The film is produced by filmmaker Dibakar Banerjee and Yash Raj Films.

Football, Freebies and Fun On Tap for Super Bowl 50 at Destiny USA

Jan 28, 2016 by I Love New York Staff

Ginormous TV's, football-themed specials and giveaways await fans looking for an unforgettable Super Bowl viewing experience

Syracuse, NY- National Football League fans looking to catch the Carolina Panthers battle the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 50 on February 7th at 6:30 p.m. will find no shortage of ways to soak in the football, freebies and fun at Destiny USA. Multiple dining and entertainment venues will be offering football-themed food and drink specials, freebies and prizes alongside the Super Bowl itself, including:

FDR Presidential Library and Museum presents an afternoon of Presidents Day Weekend Events

Jan 28, 2016 by I Love New York Staff

Illustrated Presentation and Book Signing with Sue Reich, author of QUILTS PRESIDENTIAL AND PATRIOTIC followed by Documents On Display: Presidential Autographs, Saturday, February 13, 2016, beginning at 2:00 p.m. in the Henry A. Wallace Center at the FDR Presidential Library and Home

Hyde Park, N.Y. -- The Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum will host an afternoon of Presidents Day Weekend events on Saturday, February 13, 2016. The program will begin at 2:00 p.m. in the Henry A. Wallace Center at the FDR Presidential Library and Home with an illustrated presentation and book signing with Sue Reich author of QUILTS PRESIDENTIAL AND PATRIOTIC. Reich will sign copies of her book after the talk. From 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. in the Research Room of the FDR Presidential Library, visitors can view a selection of presidential autographs from the Roosevelt Library archives -- many of which are from FDR's personal collection -- on display only once a year. These events are free and open to the general public.

Six Fresh Adirondack Finds for 2016 – Must-Visits for Your Next Trip to Northern NY

Jan 6, 2016 by I Love New York Staff

Make a Note to Visit the Adirondacks this Year

ADIRONDACK REGION, NY (January 6, 2016) - With the start of the New Year, the Adirondack Region of Northern New York announces its list of what's new for 2016. From new breweries to warming huts for snowmobilers, a renovated hotel on scenic Lake George, and plans for the "fiercest zip line in North America," the Adirondacks are one of the top travel destinations for 2016.

Six reasons to add the Adirondacks to your 2016 travel plans:

Dickens Christmas Returns to Skaneateles

Nov 20, 2015 by I Love New York Staff

Skaneateles Dickens ChristmasOpening Day Is Nov. 27, "Bright Friday"

Skaneateles, N.Y. - Visit Skaneateles this season, and you're guaranteed to have a Happy Christmas.

Imagine, if you will, that the year is 1842. Queen Victoria has arrived in Skaneateles, the teasel capital of the world, to meet with President John Tyler. Accompanying her is Charles Dickens, whom she has commissioned to write a story about Christmas. "My hope is for a story that will illustrate the virtues we may find at Christmastime. That, and entertain my nine children," says Queen Victoria, portrayed by Maria Wechsler.

Don't Get Scrooged - Find the Holiday Spirit in the Great Northern Catskills of Greene County

Nov 16, 2015 by I Love New York Staff

The Catskills, A Winter Wonderland Destination for Holiday & Family Fun

Greene County, N.Y. (November 16, 2015) - Get into a festive spirit in the snowy Catskill Mountains this holiday season when Small Business Saturday meets Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, and live performances are offered along with arts and crafts fairs featuring gift-ready works of art.

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