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Finger Lakes Region Celebrates the Strength and History of Women

Mar 23, 2017

Regional Tourism Council recognizes Women's History Month with historical ties and modern activities 

Pittsford, N.Y. - Women have had a powerful history in the Finger Lakes Region, making their mark in the area since 1848, when the first Women's Rights Convention was held in Seneca Falls. It is often known as the birthplace of the American Women's Rights Movement, as well as home to notable figures like Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Matilda Joslyn Gage.

The Future of NY’s Maritime History: Keynote for March 28 Program at Plattsburgh City Hall

Mar 23, 2017

Plattsburgh, N.Y.-The City of Plattsburgh, Lake Champlain Sea Grant and New York Sea Grant are hosting a Lake Champlain Maritime History Program from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Tuesday, March 28, 2017, at the Plattsburgh City Hall auditorium. Admission is free.   A brief reception will be held from 6:00 pm to 6:30 pm with the opportunity to tour the Great Shipwrecks of NY's ‘Great' Lakes exhibit spanning more than 200 years of maritime history across New York State waters in the second-floor atrium, adjacent to the auditorium.

Gov. Cuomo Encourages New Yorkers to Enjoy Winter Sports and Recreation Following March Snowstorm

Mar 17, 2017

New York Mountains and Resorts Covered in Fresh Powder for Skiers and Snowboarders of all Ages

Belleayre, Gore and Whiteface Join M.A.X. Pass Program and Invite Travelers From Across the Nation to Ski New York Trails

Governor Reminds New Yorkers to Enjoy 22nd Annual Maple Weekend Beginning Saturday

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today encouraged residents and visitors to explore New York's world class parks, snowmobile trails, ski resorts and outdoor attractions this weekend following the massive snowstorm that brought nearly 42 inches of snow to areas of Upstate New York. The Governor also announced three state-owned ski resorts - Belleayre Ski Resort, Gore Mountain and Whiteface Mountain - have joined the Multi Alpine Experience Pass program, bringing more skiers and snowboarders from across the United States and Canada to experience New York's ski areas.

Major Milestones Make 2017 a Great Year to Explore New York State

Mar 8, 2017

Special activities and events celebrate anniversaries from the bicentennial of the Erie Canal to the

100th anniversary of women's suffrage in New York

Albany, N.Y. (March 8, 2017) - Come and celebrate once-in-a-lifetime milestones across New York State in 2017, an exciting year for locals and visitors alike. Meeting costumed interpreters, testing your skills at hands-on exhibits and taking part in historic re-enactments are just a few of the special activities that will help bring the Empire State's storied history to life. Among the most notable anniversaries are the bicentennial of the Erie Canal, the 100th anniversary of Women's Suffrage in New York, the centennial of U.S. involvement in World War I and the 150th anniversary of Frank Lloyd Wright's birth. For the latest information on events, stay tuned to Here's a sampling of the special celebrations this year:

Greene County Restaurant Week Returns with a Week of Three Course Dining for $20.17

Mar 7, 2017

Great Northern Catskills Host 2nd Restaurant Week at Participating Restaurants

Greene County, N.Y. (March 7, 2017) - Restaurant Week will return to Greene County, NY March 24 - April 2, 2017, with new menus and even more calories to consume! Reserve a table at participating Greene County restaurants to enjoy a prix fixe, three-course dinner for just $20.17.

City of Niagara Falls to Celebrate 125th Birthday at Annual St. Patrick’s Day Party

Mar 6, 2017

Event taking place at The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls 

Niagara Falls, N.Y.  - There is even more reason to celebrate this March 17, as the City of Niagara Falls, NY is joining with the Ancient Order of Hibernians (AOH), to mark its 125th Birthday at the annual St. Patrick's Day Party, held inside The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls (101 Old Falls Street, Niagara Falls, NY), from 5 to 11 p.m.  Advance sale tickets are $9 or $10 at the door.  Children under 12 receive free admission.  Proceeds benefit local charities, as directed by the AOH's Niagara County Chapter, Division 1.

Several SUNY Professors to speak at Fort Ontario History and Archaeology Conference

Mar 6, 2017

1758 Battle_of_Fort_Frontenac

Oswego was a vital staging area for invasions of New France

April 21 - 23: Fort Ontario History and Archaeology Explores Centuries of Conflict

Oswego, N.Y.  - The Fort Ontario History and Archaeology Conference will be held at the Great Lakes Event and Conference Center at the Best Western Hotel in Oswego, NY, on April 21 through 23. 

Renown historians including several SUNY professors will speak at annual conference, which explores the history and archaeology of warfare and human conflict in the United States and Canada from its earliest evidence around 5,000 BCE to the 21st century War on Terrorism.

2017 Maple Weekends Pancake Breakfasts, Tapping Ceremonies, Sugarhouses Tours, Sap Run Set

Mar 6, 2017

Mannsville, N.Y. - Ready for a taste of fresh, sweet, pure New York maple syrup. . . Looking for pancake breakfasts, sugarhouse tours, tapping ceremonies, Sap Run, and other special events at maple sites in Jefferson, Lewis, Oneida and Oswego counties? Maple producers in the four-county region have announced their 2017 Maple Weekends tree tapping ceremonies and special events with free tastings, tours, syrup and confection-making demonstrations, recipes and treats for sale on March 18-19 and 25-26.

Governor Cuomo Announces Grand Opening of The Albany Capital Center

Mar 1, 2017

Cornerstone of Downtown Revitalization will attract $26.5 Million in Spending and 100,000 Visitors Annually

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the opening of Albany Capital Center, marking the completion of the new $78.5 million, state-of-the-art convention center in downtown Albany. The project, which transformed a long-blighted section of the City near the Capitol and spurred private development around the site, was completed in 24 months, on time and on budget. The construction of the Center employed 140 workers per day on average from 11 trades and will provide 120 permanent jobs.

The Chocolate Expo Returns for Sixth Year to Long Island’s Cradle of Aviation Museum

Feb 27, 2017

The Chocolate Expo, America’s largest and most unique chocolate event, will be returning for its annual appearance at Long Island’s Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City, NY, on Sunday, March 5, 2017, from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m.

America's largest chocolate event to feature over 90 vendor booths, plus celebrity chef demos and entertainment. 

GARDEN CITY, N.Y. - The Chocolate Expo, America's largest and most unique chocolate event, will be returning for its annual appearance at Long Island's Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City, NY, on Sunday, March 5, 2017, from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. 

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