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Aug. 27 Program Will Explore History of Fort Ontario’s Storm Warning Tower

Aug 22, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Fort Ontario Storm TowerLecture Was Inspired by Research of Curator's Late Husband 

Oswego, N.Y.  - Fort Ontario's Coastal Warning Display tower and its history will be the topic of a lecture by Fort Ontario curator Jenny Emmons Wednesday, Aug. 27, at 7 p.m. The lecture will take place in the Enlisted Men's Barracks at Fort Ontario.

Hats Off To Summer! At Washington’s Headquarters August 23rd And 24th

Aug 14, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Washington's Headquarters - Hats off to SummerNewburgh, N.Y. - Washington's Headquarters State Historic Site invites you to tip your hat in tribute to the last glorious days of summer during Hats Off To Summer! on Saturday, August 23rd , 11 AM - 5 PM, and Sunday, August 24th, 1-5 PM.

Children and those young at heart are invited to make tricorns and mobcaps and wear their creations throughout the day. The historic Hasbrouck farmhouse, no stranger to such headgear since General and Mrs. Washington headquartered there during the last days of the Revolutionary War, will be open for guided tours.

GCVM Celebrates Victorian Day Aug. 23

Aug 8, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Players engage in a lively game of croquet at Genesee Country Museum.  Photo by Kristie Braun.Mumford, N.Y. - The Victorian era (1837 until Queen Victoria's death in 1901) wasn't just bustles and mutton chop sideburns. It was a time of scientific progress, great literary works, a surge of inventions, whopping urban growth and more time for leisure activity.

On Saturday, Aug. 23, Genesee Country Village & Museum will celebrate that time with Victorian Day.

15th Annual Hudson River Valley Ramble Set for September

Aug 6, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Hudson River Valley RambleSeptember 6-7, 13-14, 20-21, 27-28

www.hudsonrivervalleyramble.com

Albany, N.Y. (Aug. 6, 2014) - The Hudson River Valley Greenway and Hudson River Valley National Heritage announced today that the 15th Annual Hudson River Valley Ramble will feature more than 200 exciting events throughout the Hudson River Valley region. The Ramble will be held during each weekend in September, and features the events of more than 150 partner organizations. The Hudson River Valley Ramble offers a variety of walks, hikes, paddles, biking tours and other events and is designed to showcase the scenic, natural, historic and cultural resources of the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area . Ramble events are led by naturalists, ecologists, historians, geologists and trained volunteers from participating organizations.

Skaneateles Hosts Premier Antique and Classic Boat Show of Year

Aug 1, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Miss America IXVintage Race Boat Will Be Featured

Skaneateles, N.Y. - Miss America IX, the first boat in the world to exceed 100 mph, will be among the 150 boats on display at the Antique and Classic Boat Society (ACBS) Annual Meeting and International Boat Show. The Society's 39th annual show, held at the Skaneateles Country Club, 3344 W. Lake Road (Rte. 41A), is open to the public Sept. 19 and 20.

Fiddlers’ Fair, Fiber Fest at GCVM Aug. 16-17

Aug 1, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Fiddler Phil BanaszakMumford, N.Y. - Music at its most traditional will envelope Genesee Country Village & Museum on Aug. 16-17, as the museum hosts its Old-Time Fiddlers' Fair, the largest showcase of traditional music in Western New York.

Musicians, ranging from the polished professional to the fledging beginner will fill a variety of venues with fiddlers and dulcimers.

Melissa Sue Anderson headlines Laura Ingalls Wilder Days at GCVM

Jul 22, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Melissa Sue AndersonMumford, N.Y.  - Visit Genesee Country Village & Museum on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 2-3 as Genesee Country Village & Museum celebrates the writings of Laura Ingalls Wilder with a first-time visit from celebrity guest Melissa Sue Anderson ("Mary" on the Little House on the Prairie television series) and two days packed with fun activities drawn from the life of the Ingalls family.

The Little House books, written in the late 1800s, chronicled Laura Ingalls' life with her family in the Midwest. The themed day at Genesee Country Village & Museum will celebrate rural life in the 19th century as seen through Laura's eyes.

Hudson Valley Summer Fun at Famous Places

Jul 17, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Brotherhood WineryTop attractions and events in Orange County, NY Hudson Valley, N.Y. - Get away to internationally known destinations when you visit Orange County's 816-square miles of scenic Hudson Valley landscape, just one hour from Manhattan. Bordered by two of the country's most beautiful rivers, this historic area has major tourism sites that deliver maximum fun with great summer events. On a hot summer day, refresh yourself in the coolness of the underground cellars of Brotherhood, America's Oldest Winery as you tour this landmark before enjoying a tasting at the wine bar. Brotherhood celebrates its 175th anniversary this year with its Shawangunk Wine Trail partners at "Bounty of the Hudson" on July 26th and 27th.

Celebrate America with Patriotic Music at Fort Ticonderoga’s Fife & Drum Corps Muster July 26th

Jul 14, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Fort Ticonderoga’s Fife & Drum Corps MusterTiconderoga, N.Y. - Experience martial music at its best at Fort Ticonderoga - America's FortTM July 26 during the Fife and Drum Corps Muster! From the American Revolution, to the Civil War, to modern commemoration, learn about the practical purpose of fifes and drums. Enjoy the stirring rhythms and tunes of these classic marches and camp songs. Admission to the Fife & Drum Corps muster is included in a Fort Ticonderoga's general admission ticket.

Harborfest Tall Ships Battle at Fort Ontario

Jul 14, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

1814 Battle of OswegoOswego, N.Y. - Fort Ontario and Oswego Harbor will be the scene of a recreation of the May 5-6, 1814 Battle of Oswego during Harborfest 2014.

On Saturday, July 26, at 2 p.m., tall ships, gunboats, cannon, and re-enactors will follow in the waves and footsteps of American and British forces who defended and attacked Oswego in a desperate struggle for control of Lake Ontario. Royal Navy warships and gunboats will unleash broadsides and pound outnumbered and vastly outgunned American troops and sailors determined to defend Fort Ontario. The British will be met at the shore by Americans who will be pushed back to the fort as they were on that fateful day in 1814.

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