The Beat http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/ Category - tourist services Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:40:33 GMT Destiny USA celebrates its Two-year Anniversary http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/17/Destiny-USA-celebrates-its-Two-year-Anniversary/7914/ Destiny USA looks back on the past year and its accomplishments in tourism, programming and marketing Syracuse, N.Y.- Destiny USA celebrates its two-year anniversary on Saturday, August 2. The shopping, dining and entertainment destination was rebranded from Carousel Center to Destiny USA on August 2, 2012, after the expansion opened to the public. It's been a busy year for Destiny USA between its increased tourism outreach, expanded programming and new marketing initiatives. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/17/Destiny-USA-celebrates-its-Two-year-Anniversary/7914/ Tupper Lake is All Over New York City http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/17/Tupper-Lake-is-All-Over-New-York-City/7913/ Tupper Lake, N.Y. - This month millions of commuters are getting a taste of Tupper Lake and the Adirondacks, courtesy of a brand new ad now running on subways, buses and signs in and around New York City. The ad features an image from the Raquette River taken by Wild Center board member, Rick Godin, a few years ago. Hillarie Logan-Dechene, the Center's Director of Philanthropy, recently attended the Governor's Tourism Summit and was approached by an I LOVE NEW YORK staff member who wanted to include the Center in their ‘Get Outta Town' campaign. I LOVE NEW YORK, the state tourism bureau, launched the campaign last year, encouraging those in New York City to explore other areas of the state. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/17/Tupper-Lake-is-All-Over-New-York-City/7913/ Sixth Annual Walleye Challenge Ice Fishing Tournament Gives Back to the Great Sacandaga Lake http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/17/Sixth-Annual-Walleye-Challenge-Ice-Fishing-Tournament-Gives-Back-to-the-Great-Sacandaga-Lake/7912/ Gloversville, N.Y. - Representatives of the Sixth Annual Walleye Ice Fishing Tournament presented a $1,500 check, as well as $770 from a special raffle raised by Lou Stutzke, to the Great Sacandaga Lake Fisheries Federation for fish stocking this fall. The Walleye Challenge this year was held on held on January 25 on the Great Sacandaga Lake. Event Coordinators Lou Stutzke (Owner of Fuel-N-Food of Mayfield), Hank "Beaver" Ross and Fulton County Director of Tourism, Gina DaBiere-Gibbs, presented the check to Randy Gardinier of the Great Sacandaga Lake Fisheries Federation at a recent ceremony at the Fulton County Visitors Center in Vail Mills. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/17/Sixth-Annual-Walleye-Challenge-Ice-Fishing-Tournament-Gives-Back-to-the-Great-Sacandaga-Lake/7912/ Fulton County Tourism Celebrates the 20th Annual $10,000 “Bet on Fulton County” Raffle http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/14/Fulton-County-Tourism-Celebrates-the-20th-Annual-10-000-Bet-on-Fulton-County-Raffle/7906/ Gloversville, N.Y. - The Tourism Department of the Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce is holding its annual fundraiser to support its work in promoting the area to visitors. The 20th Annual $10,000 "Bet on Fulton County" Raffle will be held Friday, July 25, from 6:00 - 8:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn, 308 North Comrie Avenue, Johnstown. Mon, 14 Jul 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/14/Fulton-County-Tourism-Celebrates-the-20th-Annual-10-000-Bet-on-Fulton-County-Raffle/7906/ New Report Touts Economic Importance of Erie Canalway Trail http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/14/New-Report-Touts-Economic-Importance-of-Erie-Canalway-Trail/7905/ 1.6 million visits generate $253 million in economic impact Albany, N.Y. - Parks & Trails New York (PTNY), the state's leading not-for-profit park and trail advocacy organization, today announced the release of its new report, The Economic Impact of the Erie Canalway Trail: An Assessment and User Profile of New York's Longest Multi-use Trail. This first comprehensive study of the Erie ... Mon, 14 Jul 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/14/New-Report-Touts-Economic-Importance-of-Erie-Canalway-Trail/7905/ Enjoy the Best of Madison County's Farms on Open Farm Day http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/11/Enjoy-the-Best-of-Madison-County-s-Farms-on-Open-Farm-Day/7899/ Madison County, N.Y. - With the long-awaited summer now in full swing, Open Farm Day is your chance to enjoy the bounty of some of Madison County's best farms. July 26th between 10 am and 4 pm Cornell Cooperative Extension of Madison County invites you to take a behind-the-scenes look at your local farms at its 7th annual Open Farm Day as 35 farms and 3 farmers' markets open their gates to the public. Visitors will be treated to farm tours, rides, product samples, farm animals, and an all-around good time at Madison County's diverse farms. Home to naturally-raised beef and bison, pasture-raised pork and chickens, horses and ponies, sweet corn and veggies, pasture butter, mushrooms, jams and sauces, honey, salsa, wine, hops, hard and sweet cider, maple products and much more, Madison County's farms have something to satisfy everyone! Fri, 11 Jul 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/11/Enjoy-the-Best-of-Madison-County-s-Farms-on-Open-Farm-Day/7899/ Top Expert to Speak on the Battle of Oswego July 16 http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/11/Top-Expert-to-Speak-on-the-Battle-of-Oswego-July-16/7897/ Oswego, N.Y. - Colonel Harold Youmans, U.S.A. Retired, will present an illustrated lecture entitled "Eight Days in May, the British Raid at Oswego, New York," Wednesday, July 16 at 7 p.m. in the Enlisted Men's Barracks at old Fort Ontario. Colonel Youmans will bring new information and insights into the May 5-6, 1814 British amphibious attack on Oswego intended to delay American ship construction at Sackets Harbor. The attack resulted in the destruction of Fort Ontario, military warehouses, and the capture of cannon, munitions, naval stores, and supplies. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/11/Top-Expert-to-Speak-on-the-Battle-of-Oswego-July-16/7897/ Directory of Canal Sites and Museums Now Available http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/10/Directory-of-Canal-Sites-and-Museums-Now-Available/7893/ Waterford, N.Y. - Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor has produced a new directory of canal sites and museums to introduce New York State residents and visitors to more than 45 sites all along the NYS Canal System. The directory is available at numerous canal sites and visitor centers along the Erie, Oswego, Cayuga-Seneca, and Champlain Canals. "Summer is the perfect time for families and visitors to explore New York State's historic canals," said Bob Radliff, Director of Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor. "Whether traveling by boat, bike, or car, the directory will help people find their way to interesting places." Thu, 10 Jul 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/10/Directory-of-Canal-Sites-and-Museums-Now-Available/7893/ Reconstruction of Thomas Cole’s New Studio Begins with Ground-breaking on July 3 http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/9/Reconstruction-of-Thomas-Cole-s-New-Studio-Begins-with-Ground-breaking-on-July-3/7889/ Catskill, N.Y. - The earth moved at the Thomas Cole National Historic Site on Thursday, July 3rd, as New York State Parks Commissioner Rose Harvey joined Thomas Cole Executive Director Elizabeth Jacks and 100 other friends and dignitaries, to break ground on the reconstruction site for Cole's "New Studio." "This is a day that many people have been thinking about and dreaming about for a long time," said Ms. Jacks. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/9/Reconstruction-of-Thomas-Cole-s-New-Studio-Begins-with-Ground-breaking-on-July-3/7889/ NYC & Company Announces Curious George® as New York City's Official Family Ambassador http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/8/NYC-Company-Announces-Curious-George-as-New-York-City-s-Official-Family-Ambassador/7887/ Campaign Featuring Beloved Character Encourages Visitors to Discover Family-Friendly Adventures Throughout New York City's Five Boroughs In 2013 New York City Welcomed an Estimated 16.7 Million Family Visitors New York, N.Y. - NYC & Company, New York City's official tourism, marketing and partnership organization, today announced Curious George® as its sixth Official NYC Family Ambassador, a joint effort with NBCUniversal, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) and PBS KIDS. As part of the yearlong collaboration, adventurous explorer Curious George will encourage family travel to the City's five boroughs by highlighting New York City as a family-friendly destination. In 2013 New York City welcomed an estimated 16.7 million family visitors, a 3.1 percent projected increase over 2012, contributing approximately $16.5 billion in direct spending to New York City's economy. Since the launch of the Family Ambassador program in 2009, family visitation to New York City has grown by 26.5 percent and currently comprises 30.8 percent of total visitation to New York City. Tue, 08 Jul 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/8/NYC-Company-Announces-Curious-George-as-New-York-City-s-Official-Family-Ambassador/7887/