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New Whaling Exhibit Opening in Southampton in March

Jan 20, 2017

Sperm Whale in a Flurry by Louis Ambroise Garneray, c 1840

Hunting the Whale: The Rise and Fall of a Southampton Industry

Opening Reception on March 4 

Southampton, N.Y. - The Year of the Whale is an interactive and inclusive exhibit that adds new discoveries to the accumulation of documentation and artifacts collected over more than 100 years and illuminates Southampton Village's prominent role in the whaling industry at its mid-19th century height. Whaling tools, maps, illustrations, archival images and text will be displayed with an eye toward making the exhibit accessible to audiences of varied interests and all ages. Among those whose roles will be highlighted are local indigenous people, slaves, servants, whaling captains, and the families that were sustained by the whaling industry.

Hudson Highlands Nature Museum to Host a “Feast for Feathered Friends”

Jan 20, 2017

Cornwall-on-Hudson, N.Y. - On Saturday, February 4th at 10 a.m., the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum presents a Feast for Feathered Friends at the Museum's Outdoor Discovery Center on Muser Drive (across from 174 Angola Road). Nature normally supplies food for our northern birds during the winter months, however, providing a little extra energy in winter can be helpful - especially if we want to invite our feathered friends in for a closer look! Learn about our Hudson Valley winter birds and how to attract them to your backyard.

LGBT ski and snowboard enthusiasts invited for winter meet-up and ski weekends

Jan 20, 2017

Canandaigua, N.Y. - Looking to get away for the weekend, get active, and make some new friends? Finger Lakes Visitors Connection has put together a special offer for LGBT ski and snowboard enthusiasts, their friends, allies, and especially for members of the New York City-based Ski Bums and Canadian-based Out Slopes LGBT ski & snowboard groups. FLVC invites you to visit the Finger Lakes region of New York State, ski or snowboard at Bristol Mountain Winter Resort in Canandaigua, and warm up with a beverage.

‘Science on Screen’ Series Features Screenings and Discussions with Scientists and Filmmakers

Jan 20, 2017

Teknolust

January 29-May 21, 2017

Astoria, New York, January 20, 2017-Museum of the Moving Image and its online publication Sloan Science & Film are pleased to join the nationwide film program Science on Screen®, an initiative of the Coolidge Corner Theatre supported by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, in presenting a series of screenings accompanied by discussions with scientists and filmmakers. The inaugural series at Moving Image, from January 29 through May 21, includes films that span from the silent era through those made for the Internet, and focus on subjects ranging from seahorses to androids. Science on Screen is organized by Sonia Epstein, Executive Editor of Sloan Science & Film.

NY Young Boater Safety Certification Course Set for Feb. 18 at 2017 CNY Boat Show

Jan 20, 2017

Syracuse, N.Y. - The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary and New York Sea Grant have announced Saturday, February 18, 2017 as the date for the Young Boater Safety Certificate training course at the 2017 Central New York Boat Show. The program will run from 9 am to 5 pm at the Horticulture Building classroom at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse, NY. Pre-registration is required for the limited space seating for the course that will be taught by U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 21 personnel. New York Sea Grant is taking registrations by phone at 315-312-3042.

Governor Cuomo Announces New Initiatives to Promote Winter Tourism across New York State

Jan 19, 2017

New Advertising Campaign Will Promote New York's Winter Destinations in Media Markets Throughout the Northeast

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Annual Free Snowmobiling Weekend Scheduled for February 3-5

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today unveiled a new marketing campaign designed to increase visitors and generate interest in New York State's top winter tourism attractions and destinations. The winter marketing campaign, which will include two new television advertisements, will run in media markets throughout the Northeast and promote New York as a world-class winter destination. The Governor also announced New York State's annual Free Snowmobiling Weekend for all out-of-state and Canadian snowmobilers, will run from Friday, February 3, through Sunday, February 5, 2017.

Ice Harvest Festival at Hanford Mills Museum: History on Ice!

Jan 19, 2017

Hanford Mills Museum Ice Harvest Festival

East Meredith, N.Y. (January 18, 2017) - The annual Ice Harvest Festival at Hanford Mills Museum on Saturday, February 4th offers adults and children a chance to take part in a traditional ice harvest using historic tools and techniques. Before refrigeration, harvesting ice was an essential winter activity. The ice was stored in ice houses until it was needed in the warmer months to keep food and agricultural products cold.

Lake Placid hosts First Annual Hockey Fest

Jan 19, 2017

Can/Am Adult Pond Hockey (credit: lakeplacid.com)

Lake Placid, N.Y. - Helicopter rides, ice bowling, snow sculpting and pond hockey will highlight the first annual Hockeyfest Weekend on Jan. 26-29 in Lake Placid, N.Y.

Hockeyfest has been introduced as a way to enhance the already-festive atmosphere of the annual CAN/AM Adult Pond Hockey tournament that occurs on a series of perfectly groomed rinks lined up on Mirror Lake in Lake Placid each year.

Hudson Highlands Nature Museum Announces March Events Calendar

Jan 18, 2017

Cornwall-on-Hudson, N.Y. - The Hudson Highlands Nature Museum has announced its events for March 2016, which include opportunities to "meet the animals" at the museum, a maple sugaring celebration and tours, and a look at snakes for St. Patrick's Day!

Wildlife Education Center

Throughout the Month - Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Get an up-close look at live, native animals at the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum's Wildlife Education Center, 25 Boulevard, Cornwall-on-Hudson.

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