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Central NY Cheese TrailUtica, N.Y. – Four counties in the Central New York Region have partnered together to launch the CNY Cheese Trail. The trail includes eight locations between the counties of Herkimer, Madison, Otsego and Oneida. In conjunction with the launch, each trail stop is hosting Fall Open House events on Saturday, Oct. 12. Visitors will have the opportunity to visit each cheesemaker and those who complete the trail will receive an insulated tote bag.

Destiny USA LEGO StoreThe Grand Opening of LEGO ® Store features free building event for families

Syracuse, NY (October 9, 2019) – Customers have enjoyed two great weeks of LEGO bricks from the new LEGO® Store in Destiny USA and now, they will get the chance to participate in LEGO's official grand opening event.

WHAT: Celebrate the grand opening of the LEGO® Store in Destiny USA with a 2-day building event!  Kids and adults are invited to help LEGO Master Builder Chris Steininger construct a giant model completely out of LEGO bricks! Other activities include an area to build and race a LEGO car. The event will be located outside the LEGO Store, near the Apple store. …

Saranac Lake Winter CarnivalSaranac Lake – During the 2016 Saranac Lake Winter Carnival, New York City Filmmaker Mark Burns came to Saranac Lake to capture the process from start to finish of what it takes to make the carnival happen. That year, the weather gave us many challenges, and Mark's camera caught all the drama.

We're excited that Mark’s film, 'Ice Palace, A Love Letter', will have its world premiere at the Lake Placid Film Festival on October 27, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. The film offers a rarely seen, behind the scenes peek at how the Ice Palace is built, and captures the people working hard to keep the carnival tradition alive since 1897.

LEGOLANDBiggest Ever LEGOLAND Theme Park Poised to Be Northeast’s Premier Family Fun Destination

Goshen, NY (October 2, 2019) – Wave the stars and stripes and start counting down to the fireworks! LEGOLAND® New York Resort will hold its bricktastic Grand Opening celebration on July 4, 2020, theme park officials announced today.

“The Fourth of July means family,” said LEGOLAND New York Public Relations Manager Matt Besterman, “and at LEGOLAND theme parks, families can ride, climb, play, learn and build together. At the same time, kids can celebrate their own independence by riding their first roller coaster, the Dragon, or driving their first car at LEGOLAND Driving School. We’re thrilled to invite families across the northeast, the country and the world to make our theme park a tradition for summer fun.”…

Fall Foliage Map for Press Release - Week 2Color Changes Underway in Areas North of New York City

Albany, NY – (Editor’s note: This is the second 2019 Fall Foliage Report for New York State. Reports are obtained from volunteer field observers and reflect expected color conditions for the coming weekend. Fall Foliage Reports are issued every Wednesday afternoon and are available at iloveny.com/things-to-do/fall/ .)

New York State’s unparalleled fall foliage season is progressing, with all Upstate regions reporting that noticeable foliage changes are expected this weekend. Observers—from the Empire State Development Division of Tourism’s I LOVE NY program—report changes in the Adirondacks, Capital-Saratoga, Catskills, Central New York, Chautauqua-Allegheny, Finger Lakes, Greater Niagara, Hudson Valley and Thousand Islands-Seaway regions.

FilmColumbiaChatham, NY (September 9, 2019)—James Schamus, longtime key player in the independent filmmaking world, will be honored at the 2019 FilmColumbia festival, at the Crandell Theatre in Chatham, New York. On October 18-19, four of Schamus’ films will be shown, followed by a Q&A conducted by Peter Biskind, film historian, cultural critic, and festival director. Saturday evening, October 19th, Crandell Theatre benefactor Jack Shear will host the annual FilmColumbia Kick-Off Party at his home in Spencertown, NY, where Schamus will be recognized at a benefit supporting the festival and year-round Crandell programs.

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