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1984_Winter_Olympics_opening_ceremonyCanton, N.Y. – Are you ready for the upcoming Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang? Learn more about the history of the Olympic Winter Games when Mark Friden speaks at noon on Thursday, January 18th, at the St. Lawrence County Historical Association. The talk will cover his involvement in figure skating as a competitor and as an official, leading up to his work for ABC Sports as their technical consultant for figure skating at the Sarajevo Winter Olympics. Brown Bag Lunches are free and open to the public. Bring your own lunch and enjoy a beverage and dessert provided by SLCHA.

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Glens Falls, N.Y. — Will Fowler always loved to draw, but wasn't sure how that would translate to a paying career. While a high school student, he decided to study architecture in college.

"It seemed like a viable career option because I knew I wasn't going to make a living selling paintings," said Fowler, co-owner of Sidekick Creative, a Glens Falls-based graphic design firm. "I thought architecture was the best of both worlds because it was a 'real' career and I would get to draw houses, but I didn't understand how much math and engineering was involved."…

Dutch Connection floral showFor two weeks only, beginning February 9

New public programs, including kids activities, offered during year’s display

Rochester, N.Y., January 12, 2018—The George Eastman Museum brings springtime to Rochester a few months early, with the annual Dutch Connection floral show, on view Friday, February 9, through Sunday, February 25. This colorful two-week display features thousands of flowering bulbs in George Eastman’s historic mansion.

Asili-collage-5Saratoga Springs, NY (January 12, 2018) — The artist Ephraim Asili will debut a new work commissioned by the Tang Museum that celebrates 20th-century black music and poetry while provoking visitors to engage with the difficult realities of racism, war, and the fight for civil rights. By extracting, combining, and layering music, spoken word, animal sounds, and film, Asili further invites visitors to consider sampling—a fundamental style in the history of African American music—as an art form unto itself.

Excelsior PR logoGovernor Announces Free Snowmobile Weekend February 2 - 5; Registration Fee Waived for Out-of-State Snowmobilers for Promotional Weekend

Snowmobile Gates and Trails Open in Adirondacks, Tug Hill, North Country and Across New York State 

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced more than $5 million for snowmobile trail maintenance and grooming across New York State and designated the weekend of February 2nd - 5th as free snowmobiling weekend for all out-of-state and Canadian snowmobilers. Registration fees will be waived for properly registered and insured out-of-state snowmobiling enthusiasts wishing to explore New York's 10,400 miles of snowmobile trails.

Destiny USA logoGroup tour motor coach registration climbs 46% over 2016’s results

Syracuse, NY - Destiny USA, New York State’s largest shopping, dining and entertainment destination visited by 26 million guests annually, ended the year with large gains once again in group travel visitation with a 46% increase in motor coach arrivals over the prior year, the largest increase ever for the destination. The buses were fuller than ever, as well, with an increase of 60% in ridership over 2016’s final results. International guests visited in droves from 29 countries with an influx of domestic travelers from all 50 states.

Excelsior PR logoFirst Part of the Project Completed to Build the Catskill's Burgeoning Tourism Industry 

January 2, 2018 – On December 30, 2017, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced the opening of the Catskill Thunder high-speed gondola at Belleayre Mountain's Ski Resort. The project is one part of New York's investment in the Highmount ski area designed to increase year-round visitation, enhance customer experience and provide a major boost to tourism in the Catskills and the region's economy. …

Washington's HeadquartersNewburgh, N.Y. – Come to Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site, in Newburgh, and find “A Cure for Cabin Fever” on  December 27th through 30th, 11 AM until 3 PM each day. Visitors will be able to take a guided tour of the historic headquarters, seasonally decorated, and hear how the Washingtons acknowledged their holiday season during the final winter of the Revolutionary War.

Excelsior PR logoA World-Class Sports and Entertainment Destination at Belmont Park

New York Arena Partners Selected as Winning Bid for Redevelopment of Belmont Park; Internationally Recognized Destination Will Feature 18,000-Seat Arena, 435,000-Square-Foot Retail and Dining Village, and New Hotel

New Gateway to Long Island Will Strengthen Regional Economy, Drive Tourism and Stimulate Local Businesses

$1 Billion Project Expected to Create Over 3,100 Permanent Jobs and 12,300 Construction Jobs

Renderings of the new Belmont Park Available Here

December 20, 2017 - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today unveiled the 10th proposal of his 2018 State of the State: Bringing the New York Islanders home to Long Island with a world-class, year-round sports and entertainment destination at Belmont Park.