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We Are NYVisitors Encouraged To Participate in Special Centennial Activities Across New York State

Bethpage Airshow at Jones Beach State Park Held Saturday, May 25 and Sunday, May 26 

Governor Kathy Hochul today encouraged New York residents and visitors to start summer early by visiting a State Park, beach or Historic Site this Memorial Day weekend. The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation (OPRHP) is celebrating the New York State Parks Centennial with many programs and events to bring people together, enjoy the vast natural resources across the state, and honor the system’s important legacy. The weekend also marks the 20th anniversary of the Bethpage Airshow at Jones Beach State Park.

CourregesCorning, NY (May 23, 2024) — The Rockwell Museum and Arnot Art Museum are thrilled to collaborate on a captivating exhibition featuring the work of acclaimed artist and photographer William Wegman. The exhibition, titled "Representation & Experimentation: The Photography of William Wegman,” showcases a selection of Wegman's iconic photographs, renowned for their whimsical and thought-provoking depictions of his Weimaraner dogs.

Rehearsal for Truth FestivalHonoring Václav Havel, June 12 23, 2024 in NYC

All events are free to the public

New York, NY – The Rehearsal for Truth International Theater Festival honoring Václav Havel, announces programming for this year’s fest. Entitled Dark Dreams, the festival runs June 12 – 23, 2024 at the Bohemian National Hall, located at 321 East 73rd Street in New York City.

Bug hunt by Kait FraineCornwall, N.Y. – As the warm sun graces the Hudson Highlands, the Hudson Highlands Nature Center invites you to a season of adventure, discovery, and outdoor education. Whether you’re a curious child, a budding naturalist, or simply someone who loves the great outdoors, the center’s diverse programs and events promise something for everyone.

Dreamland - Pride in Central ParkDJ John Summit Headlines NYC’s Biggest Pride Party with Performances by Disco Dom and DJ Suri

New York (May 23, 2024) – Dreamland: Pride in Central Park will take place Sunday, June 30 at NYC’s most iconic outdoor venue, SummerStage, located at Rumsey Playfield in Central Park.   The festival event will be an immersive experience that celebrates diversity and inclusivity and provides a space where all feel welcome and represented.

Kofi's FireNew digital project brings to life story of the 1741 “New York Conspiracy,” sheds light on Black experience in colonial New York

Sleepy Hollow, NY (May 23, 2024) — The Sleepy Hollow-based education non-profit Historic Hudson Valley is launching Kofi’s Fire, an interactive graphic novel based on the true story of the "New York Conspiracy of 1741" and Kofi, an enslaved man who was accused of being one of the ringleaders of the uprising.

The Legendary Ingramettes (credit - Edwin Remsberg)“The First Family of Gospel” to perform on June 14

Performance is part of Queens Rising, a month-long celebration of the borough’s cultural institutions and creative diversity

Flushing, NY —On Friday, June 14, Flushing Town Hall will present The Legendary Ingramettes in an early Juneteenth celebration that offers glorious harmonies and roof-raising gospel vocals, backed by a house-shaking rhythm section.

Hudson River SkywalkGuided Hikes Will Feature Thomas Cole National Historic Site, Rip Van Winkle Bridge, and Olana State Historic Site

Event Coincides with National Trails Day and Fifth Anniversary of Hudson River Skywalk Opening

Catskill, N.Y. and Hudson, N.Y. – The New York State Bridge Authority (NYSBA), the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (State Parks), The Olana Partnership, and the Thomas Cole National Historic Site have announced an upcoming “Bridges to Parks” hike event. The event on June 1 will feature guided hike options along the Hudson River Skywalk, a scenic walkway that connects the historic homes and studios of the two Hudson River School painters Thomas Cole and Frederic Church via the Rip Van Winkle Bridge. Members of the public are welcome to register online on a first come, first served basis.

Carillon Boat ToursTours operate Tuesday-Sunday starting May 24, 2024 and highlight dozens of archaeological sites

Ticonderoga, N.Y. - The Carillon will return to Fort Ticonderoga with boat tours beginning on May 24th. The 75-minute narrated boat cruises cover some of the most archaeologically rich waters in North America while surrounded by breathtaking lake views, commanding mountains, and the majestic fort.

ROOST - Adirondacks USASaranac Lake, NY (May 21, 2024) - Celebrate Paddling ADK, an annual month-long festival celebrating the paddling culture of the Adirondacks, officially kicked off on Friday, May 10. Paddlers gathered to share their love for the water with a paddling mixer hosted at Sunset Bistro in Saranac Lake. The energy carried through to Saturday's highlight event, the 2024 'Round the Mountain Canoe and Kayak Race, hosted by the Northern Forest Canoe Trail (NFCT).

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