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Governor Cuomo Announces Taste NY Sales Nearly Tripled in 2016

Feb 13, 2017

More than $13.1 Million in Sales in 2016 through Taste NY Stores, Concessions and Events   Record Sales Exceed Governor's Ambitious 2016 Goal   Governor Proposes Expansion of Taste NY in 2017-18 Budget to Further Strengthen State's Food and Beverage Industry and Promote Agritourism Statewide  

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced Taste NY sales nearly tripled in 2016, surpassing his goal of doubling sales of participating businesses in one year. Total gross sales of New York products from Taste NY stores, cafés, bars, concessions and events topped $13.1 million last year, achieving Taste NY's highest annual sales in the program's history. The significant growth reflects increasing consumer demand for local products, which in-turn supports New York's agricultural industry and food and beverage sectors.

Governor Cuomo Announces Free Fishing Days in New York

Feb 10, 2017

Program Kicks Off Next Weekend with Free Ice Fishing for Residents and Visitors Supports Governor Cuomo's NY Open for Fishing and Hunting Initiative New York's Sport Fishing Industry Generates an Estimated $1.8 billion in Economic Activity Annually, Supporting Nearly 17,000 Jobs Statewide (February 10, 2017) Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that the first of several free fishing events in New York State for 2017 will take place next weekend on Saturday, February 18 and Sunday, February 19. During these designated days, New York residents and non-residents are permitted to fish for free without a fishing license at any of the state's 7,500 lakes and ponds or 70,000 miles of rivers and streams.

Destiny USA Heats Things up on Valentine’s Day

Feb 10, 2017

Free "All You Need is Love Songs" Acoustic Concert, Carousel Rides and Special Romantic Offers

Syracuse, NY Destiny USA will be heating things up this Valentine's Day with a free "All You Need is Love Songs" acoustic performance with artists from BeatleCUSE on February 14 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in Destiny USA's Canyon Area. Guests will be able to enjoy some of the greatest love songs from the '60s through today performed by some of Central New York's finest musicians.

2017 Youth Art Competition sponsored by the Washington County Fair Farm Museum

Feb 10, 2017

Washington County, N.Y. - While much of our nation's land continues to be covered by blacktop and building complexes, Washington County celebrates its farmland and rural homesteads. Visitors and residents drive through our county and see the land where their foods are being produced. Many buildings that have long supported our rural lifestyle stand as monuments to this agricultural heritage. Entrant's original artwork may include early barns, outbuildings, farmhouses, stores, or other structures which have long been used while working the Washington County land. These buildings might be standing as erected by our ancestors, be a family example lost to time or a treasure saved and adapted for a new use.

"Robert Cumming: The Secret Life of Objects" to premiere at the George Eastman Museum on February 18

Feb 10, 2017

Photo: Robert Cumming, Prop Shoes, 1975

First major survey of Cumming's work in nearly 20 years; Exhibition preview on Friday, February 17 

Rochester, N.Y. (February 10, 2017-The George Eastman Museum will present Robert Cumming: The Secret Life of Objects, the first major US exhibition in nearly twenty years dedicated to the evolution of artist Robert Cumming's practice. The exhibition will be on view February 18 ...

State Museum Hosts “Kids Curate” Event February 24 – 26

Feb 10, 2017

"Kids Curate" first exhibition curated by children across state Event includes family-friendly educational activities

Albany, N.Y. - The New York State Museum will host Kids Curate, the first exhibition at the museum curated by children across the state, February 24 through 26. In addition, families can participate in a variety of educational hands-on activities, meet museum scientists and curators, and enjoy performances by local musical and performing arts groups.

Syrup Production, Pancake Breakfast part of Maple Sunday at Taconic Outdoor Education Center

Feb 8, 2017

Taconic Outdoor Education Cener

Cold Spring, N.Y. (Feb. 7, 2017) - Syrup production, a cross cut saw demonstration and a tasty pancake breakfast will sweeten many people's Sunday morning as the 24th Annual Maple Sunday celebration returns to the Taconic Outdoor Education Center (TOEC). Attendees can stop by anytime on Sunday, March 12 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults; $6 for children ages 5 to 12; Free for ages 4 and under. TOEC is located within Clarence Fahnestock Memorial State Park at 75 Mountain Laurel Lane in Cold Spring, N.Y.

The Schenectady County Historical Society and Arthur's Market present: SECRET STOCKADE

Feb 8, 2017

A Historic Tour & Lunch

Schenectady, N.Y. - The popular SECRET STOCKADE walking tours sold out last year -- so the Schenectady County historical society is bringing them back!

Discover the Stockade and its secrets on the first Wednesday of each month! Join us for a guided walking tour of the neighborhood, lunch at historic Arthur's Market, a peek inside a private 1820s Stockade home, and a visit to the Schenectady History Museum.

Ski Movie Night at The Wild Center

Feb 8, 2017

Tupper Lake, N.Y. - Join The Wild Center on Saturday, February 18th for an evening celebrating skiing and riding, including a showing of Matchstick Productions' (MSP) latest film, Ruin and Rose.  The night will begin with local high school student and Adirondack Youth Climate Summiteer Everett Sapp's documentary The Last Chance. Filmed and produced entirely by Sapp, the film shows the effects of climate change on the world of Nordic skiing in the Adirondacks, including a compelling call to action for his generation.

Marking the Moment: The Art of Allen Blagden

Feb 8, 2017

Allen Blagden (American, b. 1938), Victoria Crowned Pigeons, 1984, watercolor, 22 x 30 in., Private Collection, © Allen Blagden, Photograph by Don Perdue

February 12 to April 16

Glens Falls, N.Y. - To contemporary realist Allen Blagden, nature isn't just a place to go for a hike on a clear day. Being surrounded by the serenity of forests, lakes, seashores, and open fields is essential to the artist's creative spirit and sense of well-being. Marking the Moment: The Art of Allen Blagden, featuring forty-seven of the distinguished artist's works, opens to the public Sunday, February 12, at The Hyde Collection.

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