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Posts from February 2023

We Are NYAnglers have Opportunity to Freshwater Fish Without a License from February 18 to 19

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced the 2023 dates for Free Freshwater Fishing Days in New York. The requirement for a freshwater fishing license is waived during the following six days this year: February 18 to 19; June 24 to 25; National Hunting and Fishing Day, September 23; and November 11.

Defense of the Hudson ExhibitNewburgh, NY (February 9, 2023) – On February 9, 2023, Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site in Newburgh cut the ribbon on their latest exhibit, The Defense of the Hudson.  After years of research and development, this exhibit explores the importance of the Hudson River to the Revolutionary War effort.  It details the methods, events, and people that helped make this region integral to the War and the founding of this Nation.

Ticonderoga Area Chamber of CommerceTiconderoga, NY (February 10, 2023) – The Ticonderoga Montcalm Street Partnership (TMSP) and the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce (TACC) in coordination with several local organizations and businesses are pleased to announce they will host the 9th Annual Ticonderoga End of Winter Carnival & Fireworks the weekend of March 3rd & 4th, 2023. This family friendly event will an indoor carnival, winter activities, campfire, and fireworks display.  Business promotions and specials will also be offered throughout the weekend.

Marcia Resnick - As It Is or Could BeMarcia Resnick: As It Is or Could Be is the first comprehensive presentation of the photographer’s wide-ranging work

Rochester, N.Y., (February 9, 2023) – The George Eastman Museum, in collaboration with the Minneapolis Institute of Art and the Bowdoin College Museum of Art, recently announced the first-ever museum exhibition dedicated to longtime photographer Marcia Resnick. Following presentations at Bowdoin and in Minneapolis, the exhibition opens at the George Eastman Museum Saturday, February 11.

Paul Steely WhitePaul Steely White will lead efforts to expand public access to nature and boost local, statewide impact of landmark Environmental Bond Act

Albany, NY – Paul Steely White is the new executive director of Parks and Trails New York. The appointment comes after an extensive search started in November 2022 when PTNY’s long-standing visionary leader, Robin Dropkin, announced her retirement.

“The story of Robin Dropkin’s service to our mission is written in the parks, trails and open spaces that are now thriving because of her unique brand of collaborative advocacy,” says Jeff Bender, Chairman of PTNY. “Robin’s body of work–spanning decades–is an amazing gift to the parks movement, and to the millions who now enjoy the fruits of her dedicated effort.”…

Meshell Ndegeocello. Photo by Kyle Gustafson for The Washington PostMERCHANTS SOCIAL Offers Special In-Theater Menu to Festival Goers 
Hudson Jazz Festival AFTER HOURS Events and Happenings Around Town

Hudson, NY (February 9, 2023) – Hudson Hall announces the final lineup of musicians, celebrity and guest artists – among them GRAMMY award-winning Meshell Ndegeocello and jazz radio personality Keanna Faircloth – for the 2023 Hudson Jazz Festival. The festival takes place February 16-19 & 23-26 in Hudson Hall’s historic 1855 theater. Titled “The Shape of Jazz Today” and curated by creative producer Cat Henry, the 2023 festival brings together adventurous, inventive artists whose bold vision take jazz in new directions while honoring traditions of the past.

ROOST - Adirondacks USALake Placid, NY (February 8, 2023) – Lake Placid has been included in the 2023 edition of Leading Places: The 100 Most Loved Destinations Around the World, compiled by destination marketing agency Destination Think. Lake Placid placed 92nd in the rankings. This is the second year that destinations around the world have been studied to determine consumer sentiment.

Cabin Fever Sip & Paint on Slate eventGranville, NY – The Slate Valley Museum will launch its 2023 Sip & Paint on Slate series with a Cabin Fever event on Friday, February 17 from 7-9pm.

The Cabin Fever workshop is the first of six unique, stand-alone sessions that the museum will offer this year. Painters use slate as their canvas and will create their own works with step-by-steps guidance and encouragement from Parrott and assisting museum staff. The painting in this first event will be a crisp and bright wintertime scene featuring birch trees and a pair of birds.

George Eastman Museum logoThousands of bulbs continue George Eastman's tradition

Rochester, N.Y., February 3, 2023—The George Eastman Museum will bring an early dose of spring to Rochester this February with its annual Dutch Connection floral show. The display will open to the public on February 10 and will remain on view for two weeks. The annual show is a welcome treat in the midst of winter, with thousands of tulips, hyacinths, daffodils, amaryllis, and spring annuals in various vibrant shades filling areas of George Eastman’s historic mansion. Tropical orchids courtesy of the Genesee Region Orchid Society will also be on display throughout the mansion. Dutch Connection will be on view through February 26.

Finger Lakes area campground operators hold a regional meetingEach meeting with trade show repeats in Albany, Auburn, and Batavia, NY.

Pittsford, N.Y. (February 3, 2023) Campground Owners of New York (CONY), the trade association for independently owned campgrounds in New York State, announces the dates and locations for its Spring Zone Meetings. Campground operators and staff, prospective operators, and industry vendors are invited to participate.

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