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Posts from February 2022

Washington's Birthday CelebrationNewburgh, NY – Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site in Newburgh invites you to our annual George Washington’s Birthday Celebration. Each year, Washington’s Headquarters brings together offerings for a variety of ages and interests. This year is no different. To keep “COVID Safe,” it will again be VIRTUAL! On February 19th, 20th and 21st, our celebration of the General’s Birthday will take place as free online events each day, accessible on YouTube by searching for Palisades Interstate Park Commission Television.

Birders at DEC's Reinstein Woods‘Greater Niagara’ Birding Trail Includes 36 Locations in Five Western New York Counties

New Trail Provides Birding Opportunities for All New Yorkers, Regardless of Age, Ability, Identity, or Background 

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos today announced the grand opening of the Greater Niagara segment of the New York State Birding Trail to highlight the State’s world-class and wide-ranging birding opportunities. The Greater Niagara segment includes 36 locations throughout Erie, Genesee, Niagara, Orleans, and Wyoming counties, providing a variety of quality birding experiences for New Yorkers and visitors to enjoy.

GCV&M Maple Sugar FestivalMumford, NY (February 9, 2022) – In celebration of the return of maple sugaring season in NY State, Genesee Country Village & Museum will host its annual Maple Sugar Festival & Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, March 19, Sunday, March 20, Saturday, March 26, and Sunday, March 27. Visitors will enjoy the Museum’s sprawling grounds, perfect for gathering with family and friends after the long winter months. Explore the history of maple sugaring in NY, hike the Maple History Trail, and indulge in a Pancake Breakfast in the Museum’s Meeting Center. From the Nature Center to the Historic Village, visitors will explore all aspects of a New York staple: maple syrup. The Maple Sugar Festival & Pancake Breakfast is sponsored by Brite. Tickets are now available – purchase online in advance, as space is limited.

We Are NYPart of Governor's Comprehensive $450 Million "Bring Back Tourism, Bring Back Jobs" Economic Recovery Initiative 

I LOVE NY Launches First Ever Global Consumer Advertising Effort; Can Be Viewed Here

New Eligibility Screening Tools Available Online for Return to Work Grant Program and Meet in New York Grant Program

 Governor Kathy Hochul today announced progress on her commitment to revitalizing New York State's tourism industry, highlighted by the launch of new I LOVE NY advertising as part of her "Bring Back Tourism, Bring Back Jobs" initiative. The new spot will air in domestic television markets and digitally in select global markets, expanding I LOVE NY's paid tourism advertising to overseas markets for the first time. Additionally, guidelines and eligibility screening tools for two tourism industry relief programs totaling $125 million in support have been published online, encouraging potential applicants to engage with Empire State Development ahead of the open application period next month.

We Are NYStatewide Attendance Climbs More Than 427,000, Niagara Falls Leads the Way

Governor's Executive Budget Includes $200 Million for State Park Upgrades to Welcome Surging Visitation

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced that New York's State parks, historic sites, campgrounds, and trails welcomed a record-setting 78.4 million visits in 2021, continuing the robust level of visitation seen since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Hague Winter WeekendHague, NY – February 7, 2022 – The Annual Town of Hague Winter Weekend and Polar Bear Plunge also known as “Freezin For A Reason” will be held Saturday, February 19th and February 20th, 2022 with a number of events taking place throughout the community.

HHNM - Maple sugar toursCornwall, NY - Maple Sugaring Season is once again upon us in the Hudson Valley and the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum is ready with their Maple Sugar Tours! Learn how to identify and tap sugar maple trees, discover sugaring techniques used by Native Americans, pioneers, and modern-day farmers, and see an evaporator in action!

Maple Sugar Tours will take place at the Nature Museum’s Outdoor Discovery Center location, 120 Muser Drive, off of Angola Road in Cornwall.

Hague Fishing Tournament LogosHague, NY – February 7, 2022 – The Annual Hague Fish & Game Club Winter Fishing Tournament will be held on February 26th and 27th in coordination with the Town of Hague. The event will take place whether or not there is ice. Participants can fish on Lake George, Lake Champlain, Schroon Lake, Brant Lake, Eagle Lake, or Paradox Lake. Categories will include Lake Trout, Perch, Salmon and Pike.

Hidden NY ToursThe Popular Irish Mob Tour of Hell’s Kitchen Returns for St. Patrick’s Day

New York, NY – Hidden New York Tours, a company specializing in off-beat, unusual, and little-known sights of New York City, returns from its Covid-imposed hiatus with its wildly popular signature tour, From the Gophers to the Westies : The Irish Mob of Hell’s Kitchen.  The tour has been featured in Time Out, The Daily News, Newsday, The New York Post, AM New York and on FOX-5 News. …

Bleachers Press Image (credit - Carlotta Kohl)Tickets on sale Friday, February 4 at 10AM

Lewiston, NY -- Following their performance debut on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” earlier this month, Bleachers will perform at the Artpark Amphitheater with special guest Beabadoobee on Wednesday, July 27, 2022 at 7:00PM. Tickets go on sale Friday, February 4 at 10AM. The concert is presented by Live Nation and Funtime.

Accompanying the tour announcement is the release of the music video of Bleachers’ hit single “How Dare You Want More,” off their critically acclaimed album Take the Sadness Out of Saturday Night. The visual for “How Dare You Want More” features footage from the band’s sold-out tour last fall, showcasing behind-the-scenes video and energetic performance clips from various stops across the US. Click here to watch the video.

Click here to access the I LOVE NY press kit.