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Excelsior PR logoRenovations to I-81 Rest Area in Broome County Include Larger Taste NY Facility and Refocus the Center on Southern Tier Tourism

Investment Complements "Southern Tier Soaring" - The Region's Comprehensive Strategy to Revitalize Communities and Grow the Economy

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that work is complete on a state-of-the-art Southern Tier Welcome Center rest area on Interstate 81 northbound in Kirkwood, Broome County, approximately two miles north of the Pennsylvania state line. Building on the success of the Long Island Welcome Center, which opened last fall, the revamped Southern Tier Welcome Center will encourage travelers to visit new tourism destinations across the state and region, and promotes New York's world class food and beverage products at an expanded Taste NY facility. The renovation project complements "Southern Tier Soaring," the region's multi-billion-dollar investment to support economic and community growth.

Angelina GrimkesPeterboro, N.Y. – The National Abolition Hall of Fame and Museum (NAHOF) commemoration ceremonies for the 2016 inductees to the Hall of Fame will be held Saturday, October 21, 2017 at NAHOF, 5255 Pleasant Valley Road, Peterboro NY 13134. The inductees are Rev. John Gregg Fee, Beriah Green, Angelina Grimké, and James W.C. Pennington. This is the last year of the two year induction-commemoration cycle. Beginning in 2018 inductions and commemorations will be completed in one year.

Hanford Mills MuseumFall Festival on October 14 caps off season at Hanford Mills Museum

Fall foliage will be at its peak in Delaware County

East Meredith, N.Y. – Time to put on your red-checkered flannel shirt! The perennial fall favorite, the Woodsmen’s Festival at Hanford Mills Museum, will be held on Saturday, October 14. The Woodsmen’s Club of the SUNY College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill, which competes nationally, will be demonstrating their lumberjack skills, including overhand and underhand chop, ax throwing, and cross cut sawing.

George Eastman Museum logoThe first museum retrospective of Richards’s work will close on October 22

Rochester, N.Y., October 5, 2017Eugene Richards: The Run-On of Time, an exhibition co-organized by the George Eastman Museum and the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art will close at the George Eastman Museum on October 22. The Run-On of Time is the first museum retrospective devoted to Richards’s work and explores his career as a photojournalist and documentary photographer from 1968 to the present.

Best 4th in the NorthTiconderoga, N.Y. – The Ticonderoga Best 4th In The North Committee, a subcommittee of the Ticonderoga Montcalm Street Partnership (TMSP) is thrilled to announce they will host a 2017 New Year’s Eve Celebration on December 31st, 2017 from 7:00 PM – 1:00 AM at the Best Western Ticonderoga. Proceeds of the event will benefit the Best 4th In The North Celebration.

I LOVE NY Logo - stacked #NYLovesFall Photo Contest Encourages Users to Share Their Best New York State Foliage Photos on Social Media;
Fall Foliage Reports Available Every Wednesday on iloveny.com


Empire State Development today announced the start of the 2017 fall foliage season in New York State, coinciding the first day of autumn and the I LOVE NEW YORK weekly fall foliage reports. Additionally, the popular #NYLovesFall social media campaign returns this year to further promote and encourage visitation to New York’s picturesque autumn locations and attractions.

Dutchess County Tourism - LogoPoughkeepsie, N.Y .- Dutchess Tourism, Inc. (DTI) President & CEO Mary Kay Vrba joined DTI Director of Tour & Travel Dawn Hopper to attend the I Love New York (ILNY) Sales Mission, organized by the ILNY UK & Ireland office and Norwegian Air. The pair were on hand September 10th -15th to promote Dutchess County as a top ravel destination. Eight representatives from ILNY met one-on-one with tour operators and travel agents, as well as networked with key journalists and media contacts at events in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dublin and Belfast.

Casa LargaRochester, NY – Casa Larga’s annual harvest celebration will be held Sunday, September 17, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m., rain or shine at Casa Larga Vineyards in Fairport, NY.

It began, and continues to be, a way to celebrate and kick off harvest time at the winery and highlight the Colaruotolo family’s Italian heritage. The Festival is best known for the authentic old-world grape stomping that earned it the name of “Purple Foot.”…

Wayne County Apple Tasting TourTwo decades of the month-long harvest celebration

Wayne County, N.Y. – The annual Wayne County Apple Tour returns for the 20th year this fall. Since 1997, apple lovers throughout western and central New York have explored Wayne County to pick fresh apples, enjoy the fall colors, and enjoy a day of family fun. Wayne County is the largest apple-producing county in New York State. The tour runs throughout the month of October, with a “Tasting Weekend” from October 6-9 (Columbus Day Weekend).

1914 KayakSyracuse, N.Y. (August 30, 2017) - The Great New York State Fair, New York Sea Grant and the H. Lee White Maritime Museum of Oswego will celebrate the first boat launch into the Fair Pond on Thursday, August 31 at 11:30 am at the west end of State Fairgrounds in Syracuse, NY.

Immediately after the launch on Thursday, New York Sea Grant and US Coast Guard Auxiliary personnel will present an on-water education demonstration aboard a stand-up paddleboard and in a kayak on how to identify and use approved life jackets.