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Harriet Tubman Home, Auburn

Throughout 2022, New York State is celebrating the bicentennial of Harriet Tubman, commemorating the 200th anniversary of Harriet Tubman's birth. Celebrations include the launch of "Travel with Tubman", a National Parks Service initiative that guides visitors through eight states and 13 historic Harriet Tubman sites of significance, including six New York historic sites.

“I was the conductor of the Underground Railroad for eight years, and I can say what most conductors can't say; I never ran my train off the track and I never lost a passenger.”

Brown brick and stone mansion in Binghamton, NY.
Credit: @phelpsmansionmuseum on Instagram

Attractions around New York State are pulling out all the stops to host events featuring the unique and rich past that has shaped the Empire State. June 18-19 is the Spring Path Through History Weekend and we’ve curated a list of 11 historical events and attractions you won’t want to miss. You can commemorate Juneteenth in the Adirondacks or in the hometown of Harriet Tubman. You might celebrate Father's Day at an automobile museum or hear stories of boatmen who had to outrun pirates during Prohibition. You can learn about Colonial-era life or the counterculture movement of the 1960s. Be sure to keep an eye on the Path Through History event site for all of the amazing programming and special events coming up in New York State. And mark your calendar now for the Fall Path Through History Weekend, taking place October 8-10.

The Empire State Building lit up in rainbow colors for Pride

Pride is always an exciting time in New York, and this year’s events bring with it an extra sense of hope. A touch of normalcy has returned and communities are gathering together in-person once again to celebrate Pride safely. 2022 highlights include the return of the NYC Pride March, the illumination of Niagara Falls in Pride colors, and Long Island Pride’s newest location. At these and other Pride events in New York, LGBTQ New Yorkers and visitors will come together again in the birthplace of the modern movement to show love for each other, for the community, and for New York!