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Posts from February 2017

Fahnestock Winter Park

Carmel, N.Y. (Feb. 14, 2017) - With recent weather patterns bringing plenty of snow to the Mid-Hudson region, 

Fahnestock Winter Park has opened for the season. The park offers over 11 miles of machine-groomed trails for snowshoeing and cross country skiing enthusiasts. The Winter Park will continue to operate as conditions allow. The public is encouraged to contact the park and check its website and social media pages to stay up to date with the operating schedule.

Organization Aims To Engage More Individuals Than Ever Before With 2017 Program Offerings  

Bethel, N.Y. (February 14, 2017) - Arts and humanities-based educational offerings are a crucial component of programming at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts. This spring will see the return of a variety of programs that have been designed to offer greater engagement, and inspiration to give audiences of all ages and backgrounds opportunities to explore history and the arts.

Promotion for first 125 fans who register online in advance; registrants will receive a VIP "Shuttle ‘N Save" bus pass good for exclusive Destiny USA gameday deals

Syracuse, NY - Syracuse University and Destiny USA have teamed up to offer a free round-trip shuttle service for fans attending the Syracuse Orange versus Duke Blue Devils men's basketball game on Wednesday, February 22, 2017. Service will be limited to the first 125 fans who register online in advance at https://www.destinyusa.com/su. The first 125 registered fans will receive an exclusive Destiny USA VIP "Shuttle ‘N Save" bus pass good for a round-trip shuttle from Destiny USA to the Carrier Dome and back, in addition to exclusive Destiny USA discounts and deals. Passes must be picked up by registered fans at Destiny USA's 3rd level Guest Services location during normal business hours with a valid photo ID beginning Saturday, February 18, 2017.

SLCHA photo by Judy Makowiec

Canton, N.Y. - Did you ever wonder why your town is shaped the way it is, or when it was founded? Learn more about why the county looks the way it does when John Austin speaks about the historical townships of St. Lawrence County - their historical divisions and consolidations - at noon on Thursday, February 23rd, 2017, at the St. Lawrence County Historical Association. Brown Bag Lunches are free and open to the public: bring your own lunch and enjoy a beverage and dessert provided by SLCHA.

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.

A Celebration of Female Composers throughout the Ages

Yonkers, N.Y., (Feb. 13, 2017) - On Saturday, March 11 at 5 p.m., Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site and the Friends of Philipse Manor Hall are pleased to present sopranos Brooke Bryant and Yolanda F. Johnson, who will join forces to perform "Music She Wrote," a concert of music by female composers in honor of Women's History Month. Bryant and Johnson will be accompanied by Michael Eisenberg on harpsichord and piano. The concert will take place at Philipse Manor Hall, located at 29 Warburton Ave. in downtown Yonkers.

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.

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.

"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.

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.