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Snowmobile AppAdirondacks, USA - Snowmobilers in the Adirondacks will now have access to an interactive trail map on their phone to better plan their outdoor riding adventures in one of the largest trail networks in New York state. 

The new, free Adirondacks, USA snowmobile app contains information about the trails in Essex, Franklin and Hamilton counties, and nearby gas stations, stores, restaurants and lodging properties that welcome sledders. Additional trails in neighboring counties will eventually be added to provide a more comprehensive map.

Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprioHighlights include a rare theatrical presentation of Beyoncé’s Homecoming and special guests including Ari Aster, Brett Story, Kent Jones, Alex Ross Perry, Julia Reichert and Steve Bognar, and others

December 20, 2019–January 12, 2020

Astoria, New York, December 12, 2019—Museum of the Moving Image will present 36 films in Curators’ Choice, an annual series showcasing some of the best films of the past year and favorite films as selected by Curator of Film Eric Hynes and Assistant Curator of Film Edo Choi, from December 20 through January 12. The series also serves as a celebration of the vibrancy and elasticity of the cinematic arts.

Justice AgendaCuomo: "Given that many historic sites and cultural organizations are closed in November, it makes sense to designate October as our state's history month - giving people more opportunities to experience and learn about New York's contributions to our nation's progress and the arts."

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today signed legislation (S.5369/A.6462) changing New York State history month from November to October. This law will ensure historical organizations and sites can showcase New York's rich history and culture, while recognizing the wonderful contributions of the state and local historians.

George Eastman Museum logo$300,000 grant award from the National Endowment for the Humanities leverages support from local foundations and private donors to improve environmental conditions for museum’s collections

Rochester, N.Y., December 10, 2019—The George Eastman Museum recently completed a major upgrade to the crucial environmental conditions of its collection storage areas. The Environmental Improvements Implementation Project, at a total cost of $1,246,000, included the replacement and upgrade of 30-year-old systems that controlled the temperature and humidity for the photography vault, technology vault, and photography study center. The project was funded with a $300,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities; grants from the William and Sheila Konar Foundation, the ESL Charitable Foundatio

Orange County Tourism logoFeel the excitement, warmth and wonder of the season at these great family-friendly spots

Orange County, N.Y. (December 11, 2019) – Orange County, nestled in the rolling hills of the Hudson Valley, puts all the wonder of Christmastime on full display. ‘Tis the season to experience incredible holiday lights, shop for unique gifts at special venues and discover seasonal traditions from days of yore. Hear the jingling bells of horse and carriage rides along quaint village streets lined with cute shops and restaurants. Whisper your heart’s desire into Santa’s ear or, better yet, tell Eggbert – the Hudson Valley’s best-loved talking egg – what you really want for Christmas.

Gore Mountain - North CreekAdirondacks, USA - In its third year, the SkiADK marketing campaign promoting the Adirondacks as an alpine and cross-country ski destination is now underway.

Representatives from Adirondack ski areas, along with the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism (ROOST), the destination marketing organization for Franklin, Essex, and Hamilton counties, is using #SkiADK to promote the seven ski areas land many cross country trails located within the Adirondacks — from big mountain terrain with glades and steep verticals to hometown ski centers with loads of tubing fun.

A Gilded Age ChristmasDecember 26 – 31, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Staatsburg, N.Y. (12/9/19)A Gilded Age Christmas, Staatsburgh State Historic Site’s month-long program of lavish decorations and children’s programs, will offer additional open hours during the last week of December.  Starting Thursday, December 26, Staatsburgh will be open from 11a.m. to 3p.m. every day through December 31.   Before December 26, Staatsburgh will be open on its regular December schedule, Thursday through Sunday, 11a.m. to 3p.m.  The site will be closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. …

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