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Fall Foliage Map for Press Release - Week 2Color Changes Underway in Areas North of New York City

Albany, NY – (Editor’s note: This is the second 2019 Fall Foliage Report for New York State. Reports are obtained from volunteer field observers and reflect expected color conditions for the coming weekend. Fall Foliage Reports are issued every Wednesday afternoon and are available at iloveny.com/things-to-do/fall/ .)

New York State’s unparalleled fall foliage season is progressing, with all Upstate regions reporting that noticeable foliage changes are expected this weekend. Observers—from the Empire State Development Division of Tourism’s I LOVE NY program—report changes in the Adirondacks, Capital-Saratoga, Catskills, Central New York, Chautauqua-Allegheny, Finger Lakes, Greater Niagara, Hudson Valley and Thousand Islands-Seaway regions.

FilmColumbiaChatham, NY (September 9, 2019)—James Schamus, longtime key player in the independent filmmaking world, will be honored at the 2019 FilmColumbia festival, at the Crandell Theatre in Chatham, New York. On October 18-19, four of Schamus’ films will be shown, followed by a Q&A conducted by Peter Biskind, film historian, cultural critic, and festival director. Saturday evening, October 19th, Crandell Theatre benefactor Jack Shear will host the annual FilmColumbia Kick-Off Party at his home in Spencertown, NY, where Schamus will be recognized at a benefit supporting the festival and year-round Crandell programs.

Bethel FestivalsWine Festival on October 5th and Craft: Beer, Spirits & Food Festival on October 12th

Bethel, NY (September 5, 2019) – Festivals at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts continue into October with the return of the annual Wine Festival on Saturday, October 5th as well as Craft: Beer, Spirits & Food Festival on Saturday, October 12th. Located at the historic site of the 1969 Woodstock festival in Bethel, NY both festivals take place from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. with VIP early admission beginning at 12:00 p.m.

I LOVE NY Logo - stackedWSL's New York Longboard Classic Comes to Long Beach September 6-12

Empire State Development (ESD) today welcomed the World Surf League's 2019 Longboard Tour to Long Beach, Nassau County. More than 100 professional surfers are expected to compete across the seven-day event, marking the league's first New York State event in eight years. The post-Labor Day competition is expected help extend the summer tourism season on Long Island while promoting the region as a travel and surf destination.

Bear Den MountainFree Whiteface-Lake Placid Hiker Shuttle Will Run Weekends through Columbus Day Weekend

Lake Placid, NY - Autumn is one of the busiest times of year on the Adirondack mountains and trails. Families and guests visit the region from throughout the Northeast and around the world to enjoy the unparalleled splendor of the beautiful Adirondacks bursting with fall foliage.

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