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Posts for February 2010

Winter’s a Boon to Great Lakes Seaway Trail Byway Birdwatchers

Feb 18, 2010 by I Love New York Staff

Redhead pair at Braddock Bay by Dave Beadling, Braddock Bay Gallery, Greece, NY.Sackets Harbor, N.Y. - The winter season along the Great Lakes Seaway Trail provides a birdwatchers' boon. Bare-branch trees offer a clearer view of hawks watching for prey, but ornithologist Gerald Smith, author of the new 195-page Birding the Great Lakes Seaway Trail field guide, says watch the water along the 518-mile shoreline byway in New York and Pennsylvania.   Smith, who is also ...

Registration Open for Great Hudson Valley Pedal Bicycle Tour

Feb 17, 2010 by I Love New York Staff

bike_tour_intro_header.gif200-mile bicycle tour from Albany to NYC scheduled for August 10-15, 2010 Albany, N.Y. - The 6th annual Great Hudson Valley Pedal-a six-day, 200-mile recreational bicycle tour from Albany to New York City-is scheduled for August 10-15, 2010.  Great Hudson Valley Pedal participants will pedal their way through one of the most picturesque river valleys in the world.  The Franklin D. ...

Fourth Annual Hudson Valley Restaurant Week Comes To Region's Cities, Towns and Villages March 15-28

Feb 16, 2010 by I Love New York Staff

hudson-valley-restaurant-week.gifMore than 125 Restaurants Offering a Wide Array of Culinary Adventures at Discounted Prices Newburgh, New York - The Hudson Valley's largest and most successful dining promotion, Hudson Valley Restaurant Week, returns to cities, towns and villages throughout the region March 15-28. Now in its fourth year, this much-anticipated multi-county dining extravaganza features more than 125 ...

Belleayre has the Cure for the Winter Blues and Cabin Fever

Feb 16, 2010 by I Love New York Staff

belleayrelogo2.jpgHighmount, N.Y. - Belleayre Ski Center has the cure for the winter blues and cabin fever. Don't think of snow as your enemy. Think of it as your friend. Instead of shoveling the stuff, why not get out on the slopes and play in it? And Belleayre has the perfect fit for your winter sports needs at prices that are easy on your wallet. On Wednesdays, Belleayre offers $20 lift tickets and $10 rentals ...

Doug and Mike Starn Create Monumental Sculpture for Metropolitan Museum's 2010 Roof Garden Installation Big Bambú to Open April 27

Feb 12, 2010 by I Love New York Staff

met-sm.gifNew York, N.Y. - American artists Mike and Doug Starn (born 1961) have been invited by The Metropolitan Museum of Art to create a site-specific installation for The Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden, opening to the public on April 27.  The identical twin brothers will present Big Bambú, a monumental bamboo structure ultimately measuring 100 feet long by 50 feet wide by 50 feet high in the ...

Cattaraugus County Equestrian Areas Featured on RFD-TV Show

Feb 12, 2010 by I Love New York Staff

riding-tom-seay.jpgLittle Valley, N.Y. - On Feb. 18 and 25, the Cattaraugus County Equestrian community and the Chautauqua County Equestrian community will be featured on RFD-TV's series "The Best of America by Horseback" with host Tom Seay. Best of America by Horseback is a fast moving, top quality television series that features a different riding location each week. It is designed to give horse owners the ...

Olympic Twists on Winter Games at Tuxedo Ridge

Feb 11, 2010 by I Love New York Staff

tuxedo-ridge.jpgTuxedo, N.Y. - Tuxedo Ridge Ski Center at Sterling Forest ( is celebrating the Winter Olympics the week of February 12-20. The holiday period is jam-packed with family friendly events inspired by the Olympics and winter fun! With a calendar full of events, Tuxedo Ridge altered some Olympic favorites to make them more family friendly. For example, one of the first ...

Tap into New York State’s Maple Sugaring Industry

Feb 10, 2010 by I Love New York Staff

iloveny-stack.jpgMaple Sugaring Season Set to Begin in New York State New York, N.Y. - New York State ( is offering a sweet and sticky treat for visitors starting in March as 115 maple producers across the State join together for the 15th Annual Maple Weekend (  New York is the third largest producer of maple syrup in the United States and 4th ...

Dryden Theatre welcomes Oscar®-nominated actor Michael Shannon Saturday, Feb. 20

Feb 10, 2010 by I Love New York Staff

eastman-house.jpgShannon will introduce his film The Missing Person; also appearing will be the film's editor and Rochester native Mollie Goldstein Rochester, N.Y. - The Dryden Theatre at George Eastman House welcomes Oscar®-nominated screen and stage actor Michael Shannon at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, as he presents the film The Missing Person, in which he stars. Shannon also has appeared in Revolutionary Road ...

Magnificent Manuscript and Sculptures Commissioned by Two Early 15th-Century Dukes of France on View in Pair of Metropolitan Museum Exhibitions

Feb 10, 2010 by I Love New York Staff

met.jpg The Art of Illumination and The Mourners Will Open March 2 New York, N.Y. - A unique window into the lavish French courts of the Valois dukes of Burgundy and Berry will be offered at The Metropolitan Museum of Art this spring with the simultaneous opening, on March 2, of two landmark exhibitions:  The Art of Illumination: The Limbourg Brothers and the Belles Heures of Jean de France, duc ...

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