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HibercationPart hibernation, part vacation and 100 percent good for the soul.

Cayuga County, N.Y. – Local business are offering a fresh take on a cozy winter getaway as part of a regional tourism campaign presented by the Cayuga County Office of Tourism and its partners. Hibercation is described as part hibernation, part vacation and 100 percent good for the soul. This campaign, which runs January 15 through March 15, entices locals and tourists alike to get out and hunker down and relax in Cayuga County.

Artpark logoTickets on sale Friday, December 10 at 10AM

 Lewiston, NY -- “Weird Al” Yankovic has announced his 133-date “The Unfortunate Return of the Ridiculously Self-Indulgent, Ill-Advised Vanity Tour,” which includes a concert in Artpark’s Mainstage Theatre on Friday, July 29, 2022 at 8PM. Tickets go on sale Friday, December 10 at 10AM. Presented by Live Nation.

Almost four years after his first foray into unfamiliar concert territory with his highly-acclaimed Ridiculously Self-Indulgent, Ill-Advised Vanity Tour, “Weird Al” Yankovic will be pressing his luck again, this time with The Unfortunate Return of the Ridiculously Self-Indulgent, Ill-Advised Vanity Tour. The tour marks Weird Al’s long-anticipated return to the concert stage after his hugely successful Strings Attached Tour in 2019 where he performed each night alongside a full symphony orchestra.

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One Million Lights Bright in the Hills of Harpursville!

Harpursville, N.Y. – December 2, 2021 – A huge display of holiday cheer is shining bright in Broome County! Animal Adventure Park is proud to present its Jungle Bells event - the Southern Tier region’s largest holiday lights display.  If you enjoyed Jungle Bells last year, you’re in for a treat. We have doubled the shine for this year’s event, with one million gorgeous lights glowing throughout the park – a task that’s had our “elves” busy since just after Labor Day!…

IronmanLake Placid, NY -- The results of the IRONMAN Task Force Committee community survey are in and the numbers show that there is generally support for the IRONMAN race, but there are opportunities for improvement to make the event more favorable for locals and regional residents.

The survey was released by the IRONMAN Task Force and the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism (ROOST) and ran from October 20 to November 1. With the goal of understanding the impact of the IRONMAN race on the community, respondents were asked about specific positive impacts, as well as challenges, associated with hosting the IRONMAN Lake Placid triathlon. 1,598 complete responses were used in data analysis, with respondents segmented by zip code to best understand how the race is viewed based on location.

Ontario County EDC - Visit Finger Lakes$1,000,000 in grants available to Ontario County small businesses in the tourism and hospitality industry

Canandaigua, N.Y. – Ontario County Economic Development Corporation (OCEDC) and Finger Lakes Visitors Connection (FLVC) announce the establishment of the “Visit Ontario County COVID Relief Program” to provide grants to small businesses within Ontario County’s tourism and hospitality industry that were negatively impacted by COVID-19. These funds are available to create new jobs, restore jobs or retain jobs that are at risk of being lost. Applications for funding through the Program are now being accepted by OCEDC on a rolling basis.

History Show and TellScheduled for Saturday, December 11, 2021 at 1:00 pm

Utica, N.Y. --  The holiday season is a great time to relive old memories. Show and Tell returns to the Oneida County History Center with host Joe Kelly and special guest Frank Tomaino.  Come share your story and the stage! Bring an old photograph, a personal artifact, or other memorabilia. Community members are invited 'show & tell' or just listen. Free and open to all ages!…

DISPATCH & OAR PRESS PHOTOTickets on sale Friday, December 10th

Lewiston, NYDispatch and O.A.R., two of the most successful touring acts in the states, will hit the road together this summer for their first-ever North American co-headline tour with special guest G. Love. The tour plays the Artpark Amphitheater on Tuesday, August 23, 2022 at 6PM. Tickets go on sale Friday, December 10 at Noon.

DISPATCH has always been a name on our white-board wish-list for bands we wanted to tour with,” said O.A.R.’s sax player Jerry DePizzo. “It’s almost as if we’ve existed in parallel universes. We both came up through the ranks and cut our teeth playing colleges and small clubs throughout the Northeast and Midwest. It’s taken a few years, but the stars have finally aligned. We’re looking forward to this because we feel both audiences will be excited as well. We should have done this a long time ago.”…

Coral Reef - Tang Teaching MuseumSaratoga Springs, NY (December 1, 2021) — The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College invites the public to contribute to the Saratoga Springs Satellite Reef, a community-created coral reef composed of hundreds of crocheted specimens that will go on view as part of the exhibition Radical Fiber: Threads Connecting Art and Science, which opens January 29, 2022.

For the Saratoga Springs Satellite Reef, anyone can participate by crocheting structures with coral-like ruffles, which represent hyperbolic geometry, an area of mathematics, either on their own or through upcoming events. The Satellite Reef is part of the worldwide Crochet Coral Reef project by Christine and Margaret Wertheim and the Institute For Figuring.

AAM WWII C-47 Skytrain - American Airpower MuseumFarmingdale, NY (November 29, 2021) – The American Airpower Museum (AAM) will hold its annual Winter Hangar Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, December 12, 2021, from 9:30 until 11:30 a.m.  Come and participate in a fun community event for the entire family.  Hangar 3 will be decked out with Christmas themed decorations plus there will be photo opportunities with Santa all day!  Parents and children will enjoy hot pancakes with butter, maple syrup, sausages and beverages.  The AAM Holiday Tram will also take adults and kids for rides around the Hangar’s ramp, weather permitting. …

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