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Washington's Birthday CelebrationNewburgh, NY …. February 14, 2019) When someone like General George Washington has a birthday, one day to celebrate just isn’t enough. At least that’s how we feel at Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site, in Newburgh, and why we are having three days of fun and festivities in honor of him – Saturday, February 16th, Sunday, February 17th and Monday, February 18th, 12 PM until 4 PM.

Join us in singing “Happy Birthday” to the General, who will the start the festivities each day by cutting into his birthday cake. Then explore all that each day offers - music, military demonstrations, topical talks, and a take-home craft - something for everyone!…

Bethel Woods - Historic Site of the Woodstock Festival logoExploring the Impact and Inspiration of the Sixties

Changemakers, artists, and influencers inspire thinking and awaken purpose throughout series of eight events from May to October 2019

Part of a Year-Long Celebration of Woodstock’s Golden Anniversary

 Bethel, NY, February 12, 2019 - Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, a nonprofit cultural center located on the historic site of the 1969 Woodstock festival, today announces Vibrations, a series of eight events celebrating the iconic festival’s Golden Anniversary from many angles. From May to October 2019, Vibrations will explore music, iconic photography, film, mindfulness, environmental stewardship, deep space and more, connecting these conversations to the legacy of the sixties and movements of today.

Adirondack Theatre FestivalGlens Falls, N.Y. – Adirondack Theatre Festival Producing Artistic Director, Chad Rabinovitz, is proud to announce the lineup for ATF’s 25th Anniversary Season.  The leading professional theatre in the Capital Region dedicated to new plays and musicals, ATF’s season runs June 14 – August 9, 2019 with performances at the Charles R. Wood Theater in Downtown Glens Falls, NY.  The summer season of fully produced new works features 4 Mainstage shows and 4 special events, including a multiple award-winning science thriller, a romantic comedy musical based on an incredible true story, a Monty Python-esque musical comedy set in the Dark Ages, and an uplifting musical about a young boy connecting with the grandfather he never knew he had. …

Ticonderoga Triathlon FestivalTiconderoga, N.Y. – The Ticonderoga Triathlon Festival will be coming to Ti on June 22 & 23, produced by Wilson Endurance Sports (WES). Held at Black Point Beach, the weekend consists of a Sprint Triathlon and AquaBike, Olympic Triathlon and AquaBike, Duathlon and Kids Triathlon. This race offers a wide variety of options for any type athlete of all ability levels. The focus is on fun and fitness.

Relay Teams are welcome for the adult Triathlons and the Duathlon, making this event great for those that aren’t ready to jump in big by themselves but want to share the fun with co-workers, friends and families.

I LOVE NY Logo - stackedMajor Anniversaries, New Attractions and Regional Welcome Centers Help Travelers Discover New Vacation Opportunities Across New York

New York, NY – January 29, 2019: With milestone celebrations planned and new attractions opening, New York State looks to welcome even more visitors this year. Commemorations are planned for the 50th anniversaries of Woodstock and the Stonewall uprising; expansions and upgrades have improved the experience at several of the state’s 50 ski areas; and new investments in attractions, airports and infrastructure are supporting industry growth statewide.

Here's a sampling of the top reasons to visit New York State this year:…

Finger Lakes Regional Tourism CouncilU.S. Travel's "National Plan for Vacation Day" on January 29th encourages travel 

Pittsford, N.Y. - According to the U.S. Travel Association, more than half of Americans (52%) fail to use all of their time off, which adds up to 705 million unused vacation days. Americans who plan, and planning is key, are more likely to use all of their vacation time than non-planners.

So, U.S. Travel has committed to programming that encourages planning for vacations. Resources are available on their website to assist - including a vacation planning tool that allows users to input their number of days off and select specific dates for taking time off.

In support of this initiative, Finger Lakes Regional Tourism Council, the official tourism promotion agency for the Finger Lakes as recognized by I LOVE NY, is also encouraging planning a vacation to the myriad of fabulous attractions in the Finger Lakes.

BenchmarkA Benchmark Resorts & Hotels Property to Open in March

The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, January 2019 … BENCHMARK®, a global hospitality company, has added The Kartrite Resort & Indoor Waterpark to its expanding Benchmark Resorts & Hotels brand operating portfolio. Located in Monticello, in New York’s Catskill Mountains, the new property will open in March 2019 on 1,600 wooded acres, the site of the Resorts World Catskills entertainment complex. The new luxury hotel will include a state-of-the-art, two-acre indoor waterpark with activities and amenities geared to family fun. The hotel and indoor waterpark will also feature multiple dining options, a relaxing spa, a ropes course, and an entertainment arcade. Guests will have access to cutting-edge gaming at Resorts World Catskills and can tee off at the world-famous Monster Golf Course. The accommodations will include 324 luxury suites.

LGBT Logo transparent stackedEvents Across New York State Honor LGBTQ History and Heritage in Monumental Year for LGBTQ Pride

New York, NY – January 17, 2019: Fifty years ago this summer, a group of LGBTQ individuals stood up to discrimination at the Stonewall Inn in New York City – a pivotal moment that started the modern gay rights movement. That night became known as the Stonewall uprising, and the Stonewall Inn is now the country’s first national monument dedicated to LGBTQ rights. In conjunction with the anniversary this June, New York City will host WorldPride 2019, an international month-long celebration of the LGBTQ community, taking place in the United States for the first time ever.

SPAC 2017NEW YORK CITY BALLET • THE PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA • THE CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY OF LINCOLN CENTER

Saratoga Springs, NY (January 13, 2019) – The Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC) will welcome home resident companies -- New York City Ballet, The Philadelphia Orchestra, and The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center -- in a 2019 line-up marked by a record number of SPAC premieres of both iconic works of the classical repertoire and new works by living composers and choreographers.

I LOVE NY Logo - stackedNew York, NY – January 14, 2019:  New York State has been named as one of the best destinations for travel in 2019 by several influential travel media outlets. Publications and resources like Frommer’s, Fodor’s, Forbes, Mic and SmarterTravel highlighted the state's plans for the "Summer of Love," celebrating the 50th anniversary of Woodstock and the Stonewall uprising, as well as other on-trend getaways to experience year-round.

"We are proud that New York State was chosen as one of the most recommended places to visit in 2019, which underscores all there is to see and do here year-round," said Ross D. Levi, New York State's Executive Director of Tourism. "The new year is shaping up to be one of our best, thanks to new tourism offerings, exciting milestones, and investments in lodging and infrastructure, and we look forward to welcoming millions of new and returning visitors."…

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