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With new experiences like unique dining, craft beverages, thrill rides and family-friendly destinations, there's something new for everyone

New York (August 27, 2018) – As the summer heat fades and the air begins to cool to an autumn crispness, New York State’s world class fall foliage starts to shine, and new attractions across the state complement the fall colors to make an even more memorable New York experience. Food and drink options are always top of mind, and this season includes new guided craft beverage tours and a pop-up farm-to-table restaurant using hyper-local ingredients. Plus, because New Yorkers love adventure and culture, the latest crop of tourism highlights includes thrill rides, a restored historic theater and the revival of an influential music venue as a supper club.

Walkway Over the Hudson logoAuthor to Speak on New Book ‘Las Villas of Plattekill’ at Walkway’s Ulster Welcome Center 

Poughkeepsie, N.Y.— Author Ish Martinez will explore a time when “Las Villas” were the most popular vacation resorts for Latinos in the Northeast when he speaks about his new book, “Las Villas of Plattekill and Ulster County,” during a Walkway Lecture Series presentation scheduled for 3 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 26th at Walkway State Park’s Ulster Welcome Center. …

Homeschool Day To Act as One United Body ProgramTiconderoga, N.Y. – Fort Ticonderoga will host Homeschool Day for homeschool students and their parents on Friday, September 7, 2018 from 9:30 am-5:00 pm. Homeschool families will participate in interactive and immersive programs, visit museum exhibitions, and explore the historic site, including the King’s Garden, Carillon Battlefield Hiking Trail, and the Heroic Corn Maze. Other special opportunities will also be available during the “To Act as One United Body” program and aboard the Carillon tour boat.

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Aug 23, 2018

Embassy Suites Hotel DestinyEmbassy Suites hotel rolls out campaign inviting North Dakota residents to help celebrate its first birthday

North Dakota is the only state not to visit the onsite Embassy Suites hotel at Destiny USA since opening in September of 2017; guests from 49 states, 2 territories and 12 countries have visited the hotel to date

Syracuse, NY (August 23, 2018) - What do you want for your birthday?The Embassy Suites hotel at Destiny USA wants a visit from North Dakota. Just shy of its one-year anniversary, the hotel located onsite at New York’s largest shopping, dining and entertainment travel destination in Syracuse, Destiny USA, has seen guests visit from 49 states and 12 countries (and 2 territories). The only state without representation? North Dakota.

Ganondagan logoFull day of learning, foraging, harvesting, preparing and eating under the expertise of Native Chef Arlie Doxtator, Indigenous Food Advocate Angela Ferguson and many others

Victor, NY— Ganondagan’s first-ever day of culturally immersive, community culinary experience has been announced for Saturday, September 8, from 9:30 am - 7:00 pm. Participants in the “Indigenous Food Gathering and Tastings” event will experience the authentic roots, culture, and healthy traditions of the Hodinöhsö:ni’ people.

Mirror Lake Inn Resort - Photo Courtesy of Mirror Lake InnFour Diamond Lake Placid property finishes #2 in the nation among top waterfront resorts

Lake Placid, N.Y. – Earlier this summer, the Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa in Lake Placid was notified by travel editors from USA Today that it is one of the 20 best waterfront properties in the country. From the initial editor’s list, a reader’s poll would determine the USA Today 10Best in that category.

Thanks to strong support from its guests and followers, the only AAA Four Diamond lodging and dining combination in the Adirondacks collected a silver medal among the national paper’s 10Best waterfront resorts in the USA.

Arthur Brooks Ensemble VSaratoga Springs, NY (August 23, 2018) — The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College invites the public to the final concert of the 2018 Upbeat on the Roof concert season, at 7 pm Thursday, August 30, with the Arthur Brooks Ensemble V.

The Arthur Brooks Ensemble V is an improvisational jazz group led by musician, composer, trumpeter/flugelhornist Arthur Brooks. Founded at Bennington College in 1973, its current members are recognized professionals who have performed nationally and internationally.

Apple Dave's OrchardCelebrate U-pick apple season in Orange County, N.Y.

Orange County, N.Y. – Autumn is the perfect time to take advantage of the colorful landscape and outdoor activities in Orange County, home to some of the best apples in New York State.  The orchards offer a wide variety of weekend activities perfect for family outings. Pumpkin patches, tractor and pony rides, corn and hay mazes, and even a little hard cider tasting, round out days of fun in the crisp Hudson Valley air. Sample more than 50 varieties of apples ripening on the trees from late August through October.

Courtney LoveThe multidisciplinary arts center will celebrate Love’s work with an evening of performance, readings and tributes at its biennial Pioneering People Basilica Benefit

Hudson, N.Y. - Basilica Hudson is thrilled to announce its honoree and preliminary lineup of hosts and performers for Pioneering People, the organization’s biennial benefit set to take place on Saturday, October 27, 2018. This year’s event will celebrate the achievements and legacy of musician, songwriter, actor, performer and incomparable cultural force Courtney Love and will be creative directed by Basilica Hudson Co-Founder and Director Melissa Auf der Maur and artist, creative director, and Basilica Hudson collaborator Joe Mama-Nitzberg.

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