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Bethel Woods Blue StarThe Museum at Bethel Woods is one of more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to military personnel and their families this summer in collaboration with the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, and the Department of Defense

Bethel, NY (May 25, 2017) – The Museum at Bethel Woods will again take part in Blue Star Museums, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to the nation’s active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

Strong Museum Oregon Trail displayRochester, N.Y. — Explore the history of educational software at The Oregon Trail, MECC, and the Rise of Computer Learning display opening June 17 at The Strong Museum. Learn about the pioneering Minnesota Educational Computing Corporation (MECC), which played a prominent role in helping schools to integrate computers into classroom learning, and view dozens of artifacts donated by the founders of MECC.

Taste NYExpanded Taste NY Offerings at State Parks and Travel Hubs Ahead of Peak Travel Season;
Locally-Grown New York-Made Products Available at More Than 35 Welcome Centers, Taste NY Stores and Displays Across the State

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today encouraged travelers to visit Taste NY locations this summer to support the growth of local businesses and enjoy some of the best food and beverages the state has to offer. From travel plazas along the New York State Thruway and other roadways, to major airports and train stations, hundreds of New York-made products will be available at more than 35 travel hubs across the State. Welcome Centers and Taste NY stores in the Mid-Hudson, Long Island and Southern Tier regions drive tourism and boost the local economy.  In addition, Taste NY concessions have now been expanded to 10 state parks.

Jim Henson and KermitThe permanent exhibition at the New York museum is devoted to the creative innovator and puppeteer who brought to life some of America’s most memorable characters

Astoria, New York, May 24, 2017—Museum of the Moving Image will open The Jim Henson Exhibition, a permanent exhibition devoted to Jim Henson, on Saturday, July 22, 2017. This dynamic visitor experience—housed in a new gallery space funded by the City of New York—explores Henson’s groundbreaking work for film and television and his transformative impact on popular culture.

NYS Summer of '17Select Swim Locations Opening Early for Memorial Day Weekend;

Governor Encourages New Yorkers to Visit State Beaches and Lakes  Throughout Summer of '17

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the beginning of swim season in New York this Memorial Day Weekend. The Governor encouraged New Yorkers and visitors alike to take advantage of a host of opportunities available at beaches and lakes across the state. From boating and canoeing to fishing and kayaking, the state is kicking off the summer swim season early at select locations throughout Memorial Day Weekend. During Summer of ‘17, New York offers opportunities for everyone at more than 120 locations to experience the state’s celebrated seasides at ocean and lakefront developed beaches, pools and spraygrounds.

Walkway ThinkDIFFERENTLY Dash press confSpecial Ability Fun Run/Walk Through Downtown Poughkeepsie Kicks Off Walkway Marathon Weekend

Poughkeepsie, N.Y.—This year’s Walkway Marathon Race Series will again feature the ThinkDIFFERENTLY Dash on Saturday, June 10, which celebrates individuals in our community with special needs. The one-mile fun run/walk is open to everyone and takes place in downtown Poughkeepsie, organizers announced at a press conference this week.

Walkway Marathon Race Series partners, Walkway Over the Hudson and Dutchess County Government, were joined by representatives from several participating organizations in presenting information concerning the ThinkDIFFERENTLY Dash, a popular element of the Walkway Marathon Race Series. Additional Walkway Marathon events include 5K, Half-Marathon and Full-Marathon races the following day on Sunday, June 11.

Cornwall River FestStay in town when the tents come down!

Orange County, N.Y. (May 2017) – From spring through fall, the Hudson Valley is filled with fantastic festivals, each with its own personality and many with special background stories. A festival’s name may hold a clue, but a getaway to the place where the festival happens lets you experience what inspired the festival in the first place. An overnight stay before or after the festivities allows time to gain insight through local lodging, cuisine, and special attractions. Have a fun, relaxing getaway and get the whole picture. Orange County is a convenient drive from the New York metropolitan area, so plan to stay a while for your best festival experiences yet! Here are a few upcoming “getaway-worthy” festivals:…

In association with Saratoga Performing Arts Center and the Saratoga Convention and Tourism Bureau

Saratoga Springs, N.Y. – The Orchard Project is proud to announce its first ever BUSK!, a free public event to kick off a Saratoga Springs summer, featuring artists from its famed residencies and beloved local acts. Taking place on Sunday June 4th, 2017 from Noon-6:00pm in and around the Saratoga Springs Heritage Area Visitor Center, BUSK! is a spontaneous, outrageous, family-friendly event that aims to offer something to everyone —  from local bands and magicians to spectacular circus artists and stunt performers.

Big HowlBrings Together Region's Best Americana Acts

Rotterdam Junction, N.Y. –The Mabee Farm is celebrating the summer and ten years of Howlin' at the Moon Concert Series with the Big Howl, a toe-tapping Americana music festival! 

On Sunday, June 25th from 3 PM to 7 PM regional favorites Everest Rising, The Nellies, and Rusticator will take the stage at The Mabee Farm for the Big Howl, an afternoon of bluegrass, indie folk, and more. Nestled on the banks of the Mohawk River, The Mabee Farm is an unforgettable rustic venue for live music with stunning views. Since 2007, the Mabee Farm has been home each month to energetic local folk and bluegrass music.  Now, to celebrate ten years of full moon music, the best of Howlin' is coming together to perform under the summer sun. “This concert is going to bring together some of the best local musicians in one afternoon!" explains Everest Rising member Dale Wade-Keszey.

Path Through History HighlightHundreds of Events Scheduled during Father’s Day and Columbus Day Weekends to Showcase the People and Places that Shaped History;
Program Encourages New Yorkers to Visit Tourist Attractions across the State

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced two Path Through History Weekends scheduled for 2017. The first will coincide with Father’s Day, June 17-18, and the other with Columbus Day, October 7-9. Each weekend will feature exciting events at historic venues across the state. Path Through History Weekends encourage residents and visitors to enjoy New York State’s rich culture and heritage at hundreds of events throughout the state. Interactive science museums, living history museums and former battlefields are among the cultural and historic sites that are planning reenactments, activities and tours throughout the weekends. In addition, many historic districts and parks will offer festivals with live music, crafts, and local foods.