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NYSTIA logoRegistration for attendees and exhibitors now open for the April 2018 event

Schenectady, NY – The New York State Tourism Industry Association (NYSTIA), in partnership with I LOVE NEW YORK, invites attendees and exhibitors to the annual “I Love New York” Empire State Tourism Conference at the Rivers Casino & Resort in Schenectady, New York, April 23-25, 2018. 

I LOVE NY Logo - stacked950,000 More Visitors Than Previous Year, Estimated Attendance Marks Seven Years of Steady Growth

More than 700 Improvement Projects Since Inception of NY Parks 2020 Initiative 

February 20, 2018 – Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced New York's system of state parks, historic sites, campgrounds, and trails welcomed 71.5 million estimated visitors in 2017. This milestone marks seven years of steady visitor growth and represents an overall increase of 23 percent, or 13.6 million visitors since the Governor took office in 2011.

NPSSeneca Falls, NY – On March 3 at 2:30 p.m., Music in the American Wild (MAW) will perform at Women’s Rights National Historical Park in Seneca Falls, NY.  MAW will celebrate the voices of American women past and present with music by Amy Beach, Joan Tower, and a brand-new commission by Caroline Mallonée. The new work, Solitude of Self, is inspired by the words of Elizabeth Cady Stanton, whose Seneca Falls home is a central site of Women’s Rights NHP.  Mallonée, who describes her piece as, “At times dramatic, stark, optimistic, indignant and dark,” joins a dynamic program for winds, strings, and voice that showcases music of the suffragette era and today.

Equines at the Mid-Hudson Saint Patrick’s ParadeFind fun and festive St. Patrick’s Day events in the Hudson Valley.

Orange County, N.Y. (February 19, 2018) – Look no further than Orange County, N.Y for fun and memorable events to bring out the Irish in you this St. Patrick’s Day. Drinks, live music, and parades are just some of the festivities to celebrate during your March Hudson Valley getaway weekends. Orange County Tourism’s staff recommends taking a look at their full events calendar to explore additional happenings for your Irish holiday. There’s plenty to keep your Irish eyes smiling all month long!…

Cherry Blossoms - Brooklyn Botanic GardenCherry Blossom Season, Community Greening, Art in the Garden, and More

Brooklyn, NY—Brooklyn Botanic Garden (BBG) is pleased to announce its spring 2018 calendar of festivals, exhibitions, and other special events. Kicking off the spring gardening season on March 10 is Making Brooklyn Bloom, the Garden’s popular all-day symposium for home gardeners and greening enthusiasts. Opening March 22 is Pondlife, a new multimedia exhibition by Sally Warring that combines art and biology in an exploration of the microbial multitudes living in the Garden’s water features. …

Tupper Lake Craft Beer and Cross-country skiingTupper Lake, NY - Embark on a craft beer-and-skiing tour this season and glide along on the growing network of groomed trails, stopping along the way to sample the region’s best brews.

The Tupper Lake Brew-ski returns on February 24 with eight local breweries serving their craft beers along the one and a half miles of beautifully maintained ski trails at the Tupper Lake Golf Course.

Riverfront Art GalleryYonkers, NY (Feb. 16, 2018) – The Riverfront Art Gallery’s “Unsettled” features an all-women exhibition celebrating female voices while critically examining gender politics.  The opening reception will be Thurs., March 1 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in conjunction with the First Thursday Gallery Hop. In recognition of Women’s History Month, the show will run until March 26.

Illinois_Parables_1Event launches spring 2018 Whole Grain: Experiments in Film & Video series

Saratoga Springs, NY (February 15, 2018) — Whole Grain: Experiments in Film & Video, the Tang Teaching Museum at Skidmore College’s film series, returns Thursday, February 22, with a special presentation with artist and filmmaker Deborah Stratman screening five of her earlier short films and her 2016 feature The Illinois Parables.

HamletA beautiful 35mm nitrate print of the Academy Award–winning film will be screened on Thursday, May 3 at 7:30 p.m.

Rochester, N.Y., February 15, 2018—In anticipation of the 4th Nitrate Picture Show, the George Eastman Museum will host a special pre-festival event with a screening of a rare nitrate print of Hamlet (Laurence Olivier, UK 1948) on Thursday, May 3 at 7:30 p.m. The film is on loan from the Library of Congress. The 4th Nitrate Picture Show will officially begin at 9 a.m. on Friday, May 4, when the full program of film titles to be shown at the festival will be announced. 

Central NY Boat ShowSyracuse, N.Y. – Ever seen a boat that folds flat to carry on your cartop? Stop by the Exhibit Center of the 2018 Central New York Boat Show now on at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse through Sunday, February 18. New York Sea Grant has its Inflate-A-Fleet exhibit on display with assorted inflatable and folding vessels, including a boat, kayak, and backpack paddleboard.