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Governor Cuomo Announces New Initiatives to Promote Winter Tourism across New York State

Jan 19, 2017

New Advertising Campaign Will Promote New York's Winter Destinations in Media Markets Throughout the Northeast

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Annual Free Snowmobiling Weekend Scheduled for February 3-5

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today unveiled a new marketing campaign designed to increase visitors and generate interest in New York State's top winter tourism attractions and destinations. The winter marketing campaign, which will include two new television advertisements, will run in media markets throughout the Northeast and promote New York as a world-class winter destination. The Governor also announced New York State's annual Free Snowmobiling Weekend for all out-of-state and Canadian snowmobilers, will run from Friday, February 3, through Sunday, February 5, 2017.

Ice Harvest Festival at Hanford Mills Museum: History on Ice!

Jan 19, 2017

Hanford Mills Museum Ice Harvest Festival

East Meredith, N.Y. (January 18, 2017) - The annual Ice Harvest Festival at Hanford Mills Museum on Saturday, February 4th offers adults and children a chance to take part in a traditional ice harvest using historic tools and techniques. Before refrigeration, harvesting ice was an essential winter activity. The ice was stored in ice houses until it was needed in the warmer months to keep food and agricultural products cold.

Lake Placid hosts First Annual Hockey Fest

Jan 19, 2017

Can/Am Adult Pond Hockey (credit: lakeplacid.com)

Lake Placid, N.Y. - Helicopter rides, ice bowling, snow sculpting and pond hockey will highlight the first annual Hockeyfest Weekend on Jan. 26-29 in Lake Placid, N.Y.

Hockeyfest has been introduced as a way to enhance the already-festive atmosphere of the annual CAN/AM Adult Pond Hockey tournament that occurs on a series of perfectly groomed rinks lined up on Mirror Lake in Lake Placid each year.

Hudson Highlands Nature Museum Announces March Events Calendar

Jan 18, 2017

Cornwall-on-Hudson, N.Y. - The Hudson Highlands Nature Museum has announced its events for March 2016, which include opportunities to "meet the animals" at the museum, a maple sugaring celebration and tours, and a look at snakes for St. Patrick's Day!

Wildlife Education Center

Throughout the Month - Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Get an up-close look at live, native animals at the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum's Wildlife Education Center, 25 Boulevard, Cornwall-on-Hudson.

Dutch Connection will be on display at the George Eastman Museum beginning February 10

Jan 18, 2017

Live flowers on display February 10-26-also on view, artifacts from George Eastman's life 100 years ago

Rochester, N.Y., January 18, 2017-The George Eastman Museum presents virtual springtime, with the annual Dutch Connection floral display, on view Friday, February 10, through Sunday, February 26. This colorful two-week display will feature thousands of flowering bulbs, displayed throughout the historic mansion.

Lorna Bieber: Forces of Nature

Jan 17, 2017

January 21 to May 14 at The Hyde

Glens Falls, N.Y.-Lorna Bieber isn't a photographer, but she creates works using images-sometimes as many as 100 of them-from other sources. The innovative contemporary artist selects generic stock images and  transforms them to create art that speaks to viewers as a mystical version of their own memories.

On Saturday, January 21, The Hyde Collection opens Lorna Bieber: Forces of Nature, which features the artist's massive photo montages and murals in the Hoopes Gallery.

Fajita Grill to Hold Fundraiser for Fort Ontario Jan. 24

Jan 17, 2017

The Fajita Grill will conduct a fundraiser to benefit Friends of Fort Ontario

Oswego, N.Y.  - The Fajita Grill will conduct a fundraiser to benefit Friends of Fort Ontario Tuesday, Jan. 24. The restaurant will donate 10 percent of sales, both eat-in and take-out, between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. to Friends of Fort Ontario. 

Money raised during the Fajita Grill fundraiser will be used for programming, special events, and restoration projects at Fort Ontario State Historic Site in Oswego.

Nature Museum Celebrates Grand Opening of Interactive “Birds On The Wing” Exhibit

Jan 17, 2017

Birds of a Feather - Hudson Highlands Nature Museum

Cornwall-on-Hudson, N.Y. - On Saturday, January 28 & Sunday, January 29 from  12 - 4pm the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum invites everyone to the grand opening of: "Birds On The Wing" a brand- new interactive exhibit at the Museum's Wildlife Education Center, 25 Boulevard, Cornwall-on-Hudson. The Ribbon Cutting Ceremony will kick off the celebrations on Saturday, January 28 at 12:15pm "Birds On The Wing," housed in the Wildlife Education Center's Ogden Gallery, is curated by Wildlife Education Center Manager, Emily Nestlerode and made possible by a generous grant from the Dorr Foundation.

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