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New York Forward$1.2 Million Project Will Improve 2.5 Miles of the Erie Canalway Trail in the Mohawk Valley

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation is rehabilitating a 2.5-mile section of the Empire State Trail from the City of Little Falls to Herkimer Home State Historic Site, in Herkimer County. The trail segment is also part of the Erie Canalway Trail.

"The Empire State Trail is the ideal destination to enjoy our state's scenic beauty and extraordinary history, and we are continuing to invest in making the trail even more inviting for healthy outdoor activities," Governor Hochul said. "Outdoor recreation is a big economic engine for our state, and for countless vendors along the trail's path who rely on the tourism year-round, and projects like this help to ensure the long-term vitality of our regional economies."…

Historic Huguenot Street presents chamber ensembleSunday, October 3, 2021

New Paltz, N.Y. – Historic Huguenot Street presents chamber ensemble Hudson Valley Baroque in a concert featuring music of Elizabeth Jaquet de la Guerre (1665 - 1729), Antonio Vivaldi (1768 - 1741), Jean-Baptiste Loeillet (1680 - 1730), Alessandro Scarlatti (1660 - 1725), and Jacques-Martin Hotteterre (1674 - 1763).  The ensemble members are Joël Evans (oboe, SUNY New Paltz Music Department faculty), Gregory Bynum (recorder, SUNY New Paltz School of Education faculty), Susan Seligman (cello, SUNY New Paltz Music Department faculty), and Ruthanne Schempf (harpsichord, SUNY New Paltz Music Department Faculty). The concert will take place Sunday, October 3, 2021 at 4 p.m.

Wayne County Apple TourMonth-long harvest celebration kicks off in October

Wayne County, N.Y. - The award-winning Wayne County Apple Tasting Tour returns for the 24th year this October. As the largest apple-producing county in New York State, apple lovers across western and central New York have enjoyed Wayne County’s fall celebration since 1997. All month long, visitors are invited to pick fresh apples, admire the fall colors and enjoy time together having family fun. With activities ranging from corn mazes and tractor rides to wine and cider tastings, there’s plenty for friends, couples, and even Mom and Dad to enjoy.

Stanley Kubrick - 2001Complete Kubrick film retrospective also extended through October 17, with added screenings of 2001: A Space Odyssey

New York, New York, September 21, 2021 — The major exhibition Envisioning 2001: Stanley Kubrick’s Space Odyssey, which explores the making of the visionary 1968 sci-fi masterpiece 2001: A Space Odyssey, will be extended for three additional weekends, closing on Sunday, October 17, it was announced today by Museum of the Moving Image. In addition, the accompanying Complete Kubrick film retrospective will be also extended, culminating with the films A Clockwork Orange, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year; Barry Lyndon; the 2020 documentary Kubrick by Kubrick; and added screenings of 2001: A Space Odyssey, including select 70mm presentations.

Schnectady County Historical Society Candleight ToursSchenectady, N.Y. -- The Schenectady County Historical Socity has announced Registration for this year's Candlelight Tours is now open. Consider it your own personal meet-and-greet with the Stockade's witches, spirits, and ghouls; we know our undead neighbors will be happy to see you.

Thursday and Friday evenings in October, join us for spooky tales of Schenectady's haunting past!  We'll explore the historic Stockade after dark, and discover the neighborhood’s most blood-curdling ghost stories.

Ice Castles OdysseyLake George, N.Y. -- Please join representatives of Warren County, the town and village of Lake George and the Lake George Regional Chamber of Commerce and CVB for the Official Ice Castles Kick-off press event at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 5, at Festival Commons. The event will include a description of this exciting new winter event coming to the Lake George Area and will be followed by remarks by local tourism officials and Ice Castles CEO Kyle Standfird and Events VP Jared Henningsen.

Burning BrighterIn-Person: Weekend of Friday, October 1-Sunday, October 3, 2021 
Online Nationwide: Sunday, October 3-Sunday, October 10, 2021 

New York, N.Y. -- The French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) is proud to present Burning Brighter, a film festival celebrating the remarkable diversity of emerging voices in French cinema. This special program features recent prize-winning films by new French filmmakers. Conceived with The Edmond de Rothschild Foundations, this program highlights the critical importance of the arts in exploring the perspectives of different communities. …

NPSOswego, New York — The National Park Service invites public input on a special resource study focusing on Fort Ontario in Oswego, New York, which was a British and American military installation from the mid-18th century to the end of World War II.

Since 1946, the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation has owned and managed the central fort complex known as Fort Ontario State Historic Site. The National Park Service’s special resource study will assess how cultural and natural resources associated with the fort’s long history meet criteria to be recommended for designation as a unit of the National Park System. A 60-day comment period runs through November 1, 2021.

Discover Long IslandLong Island, NY (September 23, 2021) – Discover Long Island, the region’s official destination marketing and leadership organization, announces three new team members, Danielle Ahmed, Director of Marketing; Marisa Losciale, Media Relations Manager and Chris Beletti as Partner and Visitor Relations Coordinator.

“As the visitor economy on Long Island continues to recover, we are excited to round out our team with top talent that will help our organization continue our nationally award-winning track record of success,” said Kristen Reynolds, President and CEO of Discover Long Island.

New York ForwardMore Lake Ontario Tributaries to Receive Increased Water Flow from Erie Canal, Improving Spawning Conditions & Enhancing Angling Opportunities

New Website with Water Release Schedule Launched

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced the New York State Canal Corporation is again increasing regulated water releases from the Erie Canal into Lake Ontario tributaries in Western New York this fall to extend fishing opportunities and enhance world-class fishing destinations. Now in its second year, the pilot program through the New York Power Authority's Reimagine the Canals initiative is improving spawning conditions and enhancing angling opportunities in Monroe, Orleans, and Niagara counties -an effort that helps to increase tourism and bolster local businesses.

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