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I LOVE NY Logo - stackedThe Empire State has become a world-renowned destination for farm-based, small-batch craft beverages utilizing local ingredients to enhance everything from ales and ciders to spirits and meads

NEW YORK - April 16, 2018 – New York State’s craft beverage industry is experiencing unprecedented growth, with unique and imaginative offerings being produced statewide. New York State now has more than 400 breweries alone, the highest number since 1876. Nationwide, New York State ranks first for number of hard cider producers, second in craft distillers, third in breweries and fourth in wineries. Capitalizing on the growing interest, craft beverage producers are building tasting rooms and offering tours, inviting the public to visit their operations and sample their beverages.

Buffalo Wing TrailBuffalo, N.Y. — Visit Buffalo Niagara, the official destination marketing organization for Buffalo and Erie County, New York, unveiled the Buffalo Wing Trail at a press event this morning. Held at the Anchor Bar – the birthplace of the Buffalo Wing – the event revealed the “delicious dozen” restaurants that comprise America’s newest food trail.

Wings have been a staple of Buffalo’s culinary scene since 1964 when Anchor Bar owner Teressa Bellissimo took the wings originally intended for a soup, fried them, tossed them in hot sauce and served them to her son and his friends – delighting the late diners and changing the course of American food history.

Staatsburgh Dining RoomStaatsburg, N.Y. - Staatsburgh State Historic Site, also known as Mills Mansion, will hold a dance workshop on Sunday, April 29 at 1p.m.  “Scandalous Dances of the Gilded Age” will teach the waltz and the tango in a spectacular setting, a turn-of-the-century mansion overlooking the Hudson River.  The cost is $15; beginners are welcome and need not bring a partner.  The workshop will be led by Joe Donato of the Hudson Valley Dance Depot in Lagrangeville.  Reservations are required and can be made by calling Staatsburgh at (845) 889-8851 x 336.

Lily TomlinJamestown, NY – April 10, 2018 – The National Comedy Center will celebrate its grand opening with appearances by Amy Schumer, Lily Tomlin, Saturday Night Live original season alumni including Dan Aykroyd and more, coinciding with the annual Lucille Ball Comedy Festival, August 1-5 in Jamestown, New York.

Featuring more than 50 immersive and interactive exhibits designed by leading museum design firms in the world, the 37,000 square foot National Comedy Center visitor experience tells the story of comedy from its origins through the present and is the first non-profit cultural institution and national-scale attraction dedicated to the art of comedy.

Brooklyn Botanic Garden plant saleBrooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s (BBG) Plant Sale returns this year on May 10, 2018, with a Members’ Preview on May 9.  New York–area gardeners of all levels flock to the annual sale for its wide selection of locally grown, hand-selected plants. The Brooklyn Botanic Garden Auxiliary, which celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2017, has sponsored the Plant Sale for 65 years.

Animal AdventureAAP Picked as Best NYS Attraction in I LOVE NEW YORK’s Annual Contest

Harpursville, N.Y. – April 4, 2018 – Mark another W in the books for Animal Adventure Park! AAP, home to world-famous giraffes April, Oliver and Tajiri, has been declared the winner of I LOVE NEW YORK’s bracket of New York State attractions.

Animal Adventure Park acquired tens of thousands of votes and came out on top in four successful rounds of the contest, which began with 16 New York State attractions.

I LOVE NY Logo - stackedRoll the dice at a grand casino resort, hone your downward dog at a luxury wellness retreat, or stay at an inn where George Washington once slept, thanks to new and renovated hotels across the state

NEW YORK – March 12, 2018 – Across New York State, new resorts, hotels and inns are adding to the Empire State’s appeal for romantics, adventurers and families. Offering everything from wellness treatments to Las Vegas-style gaming, these new accommodations can put travelers in the heart of wherever they want to be, from culture-rich cities and quaint historic villages to pristine wilderness.

© 2018 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Licensed by Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York Photograph courtesy of SUNY New PaltzNew Paltz, N.Y. – The Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art at SUNY New Paltz and the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center at Vassar College will co-host a two-day symposium titled “Displaying Warhol: Exhibition as Interpretation,” focusing on the history and significance of different approaches to exhibiting the work of Andy Warhol.

The symposium begins with an evening keynote on Thursday, April 12, at Vassar College, and will continue with a day-long program featuring panels, lectures and multimedia presentations at SUNY New Paltz on Friday, April 13.

Finger Lakes Sweet TrailApril 14 & 15 at Va Va Bloom

Auburn, NY - The 2018 Finger Lakes Sweet Treat Trail will kick-off on April 14 & 15 at the Va Va Bloom Garden Show at Dickman Farms, 13 Archie Street, Auburn from 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Sunday.  Join us for a weekend that will be blooming with inspirational flowers, workshops, seminars and an awesome farmers market featuring over 50 local artisans, wineries, breweries & more!  Stop by the Finger Lakes Sweet Treat Trail table for free tastings as well as a complimentary tote bag and spatula for the first 50 guests each day. Pick up the 2018 Finger Lakes Sweet Treat Trail brochure and pass to all the participating sites so you can start planning your own personal tasting tour! …

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