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Shining a Light on Harriet TubmanAuburn, NY – The third annual city-wide celebration of Harriet Tubman, the famous abolitionist and former Auburn resident, will return this year in a virtual format during the week of March 7-14, 2021. Celebrations of Tubman's life and legacy will be honored through social media channels for the NYS Equal Rights Heritage Center and others, and visitation to the historic and cultural sites currently open is encouraged, as we invite the public to safely experience Harriet’s Auburn.

Tara KitchenSchenectady, N.Y. (March 5, 2021) – Diners in Schenectady County will have a new reason to celebrate March Madness!

Diners who spend a minimum of $20.21 per check (dine in or take out) will be entered to win a $50 gift card to a Schenectady County Restaurant of choice. We will choose (1) winner every Monday and a grand prize winner will be chosen April 5! The grand prize will be a $100 gift card to a Schenectady County restaurant of choice, (1) Schenectady Ale Trail Passport and swag!…

ENYS Parks, Recreation, Historic Preservation vents, Places, Programs and Virtual Content Features Women’s Impacts on State History 

Niagara Falls To Be Illuminated In Suffragist Colors  

New Yorkers are encouraged to celebrate women’s contributions to state history through events, programming and visits to State Parks and historic sites during Women’s History Month in March. 

"During Women’s History Month, we are proud to promote and support the undertold stories of women who helped shape our state's diverse history," said Erik Kulleseid, commissioner of state Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. “I welcome visitors to experience our displays, events, virtual programming and online content, as well as through safe, socially-distanced outdoor visits to our sites related to the many roles of women in our common heritage." …

Orange County TourismIf you’re looking for fun, festive events, you’re in luck!

Orange County, N.Y. (March 3, 2021) – Every March, people of all walks of life celebrate the Irish-ish in them with fun, festive St. Patrick’s Day events across Orange County, N.Y. This year, organizers have scheduled safe, socially-distant events, including fun charitable runs, mixology courses, and shamrockin’ celebrations.

Spring at the Botanical GardensBuffalo, NY - Spring cannot seem to come soon enough this year and the Botanical Gardens will be bursting with color this spring during Western New York’s favorite spring tradition, the Spring Flower Exhibit.  From March 20 through April 18 over 22,000 bulbs will be on display as well as fragrant shrubs and flowers of various kinds. To complement the Spring Exhibit a special Wegmans Family Day - Flower Fest is planned for March 21 and a new and memorable experience, Gardens After Dark: Spring Flowers will be held on select evenings March 26 through April 11. …

Waking Ned DevinePresenting ‘Dinner & A Movie: Waking Ned Devine’ on March 17, 2021

Glens Falls, N.Y. – The Park Theater is thrilled to open its doors to audiences once again! The theater will be hosting its first in-person event since December 2020. Join The Park Theater on March 17th, 2021 for a screening of Waking Ned Devine (1998), a charming Irish film starring Ian Bannen, David Kelly and Fionnula Flanagan.

Legoland Westchester Discovery CenterAttraction Welcomes Nominations for Deserving Family To Be VIP Guests On Reopening Day, and Invites Guests to Honor Local Healthcare Workers with Ticket Donations for Visits Shared on Social Media 

Westchester, NY (March 4, 2021) – LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Westchester is thrilled to announce they will officially reopen its doors to guests on Friday, March 26th, welcoming fans back after over a year being closed due to local regulations. Guests can enjoy a day of family fun with signature experiences including MINILAND, LEGO® Racers: Build and Test, and LEGO® 4D Cinema!  The ultimate indoor LEGO playground is looking for nominations for a deserving family to be the first to experience the attraction when it reopens. Nominations can be submitted on the attractions Facebook page or emailed to Westchester@LEGOLANDDiscoveryCenter.com

NYS - Making Progress HappenVenues Will Be Able to Host Up to 100 People Indoors and Up to 200 People Outdoors; With Testing, Up to 150 People Indoors and Up to 500 People Outdoors; Social Distancing and Face Coverings Required

Domestic Travelers No Longer Required to Quarantine or Test-Out Within 90 Days of Full Vaccination; International Travelers Must Continue to Follow CDC Guidance

Beginning March 22, Outdoor Residential Gatherings Expanded to 25 People;

Non-Residential Social Gatherings Expanded to 100 People Indoors and 200 People Outdoors

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that beginning April 2, event, arts and entertainment venues can reopen at 33 percent capacity, up to 100 people indoors and up to 200 people outdoors. If all attendees present proof of negative test prior to entry, capacity can increase up to 150 people indoors and up to 500 people outdoors. Social distancing and face coverings will be required by all attendees, as well as strict adherence to all applicable Department of Health guidance.

Schoharie Digital Concierge CoverSchoharie, N.Y. – Destination Marketing Corporation (DMC), the contracted Tourism Promotion Agent for Schoharie County announces the 2021 Digital Concierge. This interactive flipbook will serve as the County’s travel guide.  Due to funding constraints caused by COVID-19, the Tourism Marketing Committee opted to produce a digital guide for 2021. Approximately $20,000 of funding that would have otherwise been spent on printing and distributing a physical travel guide has been redirected to digital advertising.

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EXHIBITIONS

Carl Chiarenza: Journey into the Unknown
Through June 20, Main Galleries
Carl Chiarenza photographically transforms cast-off materials into new images. His photographs bear little resemblance to their subject matter and instead suggest mysterious worlds that viewers are invited to explore. This retrospective exhibition spans the artist’s entire career and gives visitors the opportunity to follow Chiarenza’s artistic journey as his career enters its seventh decade. Generously supported by the Rubens Family Foundation.

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