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Posts from March 2020

Adirondack Experience logoBlue Mountain Lake, N.Y. – March 31, 2020 – In response to the novel coronavirus, which has closed the doors of all cultural organizations across New York State, Adirondack Experience (ADKX) will reach out to audiences in 2020 virtually rather than welcoming them to its campus in Blue Mountain Lake.

LEGOLANDGoshen, NY (March 31, 2020) – In adherence to the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and evolving restrictions from state and local governments in response to the coronavirus pandemic, LEGOLAND® New York Resort and parent company Merlin Entertainments regret to announce the postponement of the Resort opening until 2021. The measure is consistent with the closure of venues and postponement of events worldwide. …

Clinton County Historical AssociationClinton County, N.Y. – Out of respect for the warnings health officials have issued regarding COVID-19 and concern for our members and the public attending our meetings, the Clinton County Historical Association has postponed all CCHA sponsored events in March and April.  Additionally, we have closed the CCHA Museum to the public until further notice. Inquiries can be submitted to director@clintoncountyhistorical.org or by calling 518-561-0340.

Valuable  exhibition at Fraunces Tavern MuseumExplore one of the Museum's most popular exhibitions, and take a guided tour, from anywhere!

New York, N.Y.Valuable, an exhibition at Fraunces Tavern Museum from November 4, 2016 through July 8, 2019, has gone digital. Explore the collection, which highlights the eight most valuable objects in the museum's collection, not only for their financial worth, but also for their contributions to preserving and interpreting American history and culture.

Six Flags Darien LakeThe Park Remains Committed to the Health and Safety of Park Guests and Team Members

Darien Center, N.Y. (March 30, 2020) — Six Flags Darien Lake has delayed its opening day and will open in mid-May, or as soon as possible thereafter. While there have been no reported cases of COVID-19 at the properties, the safety of our guests and team members is always our highest priority. We will continue to closely monitor this evolving situation, and follow the most current guidance from federal, state, and local officials.

Break the Ice MediaPittsford, N.Y. - Destination on the Left (DOTL), the travel and tourism podcast by Rochester-based marketing and communications agency Break the Ice Media (BTI), is hosting a virtual three-day summit April 1-3, 2020. DOTL's Virtual Summit is a free, online conference for tourism marketers to learn about the revolutionary changes that are driving the future of the travel and tourism industry.

NYS Parks, Recreation, Historic Preservation Staatsburg, N.Y. (March 30, 2020) – To reduce density and encourage social distancing at Hudson Highlands State Park/Breakneck Ridge, the following park restrictions are in place indefinitely due to COVID-19:

• The Scenic Hudson parking lot and trailhead at Mount Beacon is closed • The Metro-North parking area near Breakneck is closed; parallel parking along its edge is available

• Parking spaces along Route 9D in Fishkill (north of the tunnel to Breakneck lot) will be reduced and all parking will be converted to parallel parking in order to reduce density

• The Chalet parking lot is closed • Parking spaces along Route 9D South of Breakneck will be reduced…

Penguin ChicksBronx, NY (March 26, 2020) – The development of two little blue penguin chicks (Eudyptula minor) hatched at the Bronx Zoo in February can be tracked on Instagram and Facebook while the zoo is temporarily closed to the public due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

With these two chicks, the Bronx Zoo little blue penguin colony now includes 16 birds. Last year, seven penguins from the New England Aquarium were brought to the zoo for breeding. The full story of the penguins’ move and integration with the colony will be featured on the fourth season of Animal Planet’s THE ZOO which will premiere on Saturday, April 4 at 9pm ET/PT.

I LOVE NY Logo - stacked15 adorable and mesmerizing animal livestreams you can watch from home – Insider

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NYS Parks, Recreation, Historic Preservation Katonah, NY – John Jay Homestead State Historic Site has launched new digital content you can enjoy from home.  These fun, interactive activities allow you to experience history while historic house tours are suspended.

Learn more about the collection by exploring the Object of the Day or try to solve one of history’s mysteries by being an Object Detective.  A virtual tour and downloadable worksheets are also available.  More content will continue to be added.  All this can be found on our website: www.johnjayhomestead.org.

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