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Springerle cookiesMumford, N.Y. – With a host of outdoor and spring-themed programs, Genesee Country Village & Museum offers a variety of ways to get out and enjoy the warming weather, learn new things, and enjoy fabulous meals.

The popular curbside Meals-to-Go also return this month with two new options. First is a delicious Easter brunch for five featuring cheddar or sausage & cheddar strata, fruit salad, garlic rosemary potato wedges, and buttermilk biscuits. Orders will be taken until March 31 for pick-up on Saturday, April 3. A second curbside Meal-to-Go on April 16 will feature a maple and ginger glazed salmon, cranberry-walnut sweet potatoes, garlic green beans, and Caesar salad.

The Host / courtesy of Magnolia PicturesA four-part series of popular science-fiction films introduced by top public-health experts, supported by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, to entertain and engage the Queens community on critical issues the COVID-19 pandemic has brought to light

April 9–June 4, 2021

New York, New York — As part of the ongoing series Science on Screen, Museum of the Moving Image (MoMI) announced today that with its partners Rooftop Films and the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI), it will showcase a series of popular science-fiction films that also explore science and public health issues during this year’s spring season at the Queens Drive-In. The series, Proceed with Caution, showcases acclaimed thrillers and adventures framed by introductions from scientists and public health experts on the front lines of research, in order to both entertain and engage members of the Queens community and surrounding boroughs in critical issues the COVID-19 pandemic has brought to light. With support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, which has an impressive history of supporting public health–focused films, the series will also feature a number of diverse, Sloan-supported short films that address public health topics, as well as the Sloan-supported PBS documentary The Polio Crusade, a relevant story about the polio vaccine development and rollout.

NYS Reimagine Rebuild RenewLarge-Scale College Sports Venues Can Host Spectators at 10 Percent Indoor or 20 Percent Outdoor Capacity 

Recent Negative Test or Immunization Required for Attendees 

Small-Scale College Sports Venues Can Host Spectators at 2 Per Player, or Social Gathering Limit of 100 People Indoors or 200 People Outdoors; With Recent Negative Test or Immunization, Increases to 150 People Indoors or 500 People Outdoors

(March 30) Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that collegiate sports can bring fans back to the stands under strict state guidelines, beginning April 2. Intercollegiate sports at large-scale venues that hold more than 1,500 attendees indoors or 2,500 attendees outdoors can host up to 10 percent indoor or 20 percent outdoor capacity. All attendees must present proof of a recent negative COVID-19 test result or completed COVID-19 immunization prior to entry. Colleges and universities hosting spectators for sporting events at large-scale venues must notify and coordinate with their respective state or local health department, aligning with the state guidance for professional sports competitions with spectators.

NYS Reimagine Rebuild RenewApril 1 Kicks Off Trout Season and Implementation of New York State Trout Stream Management Plan

1.8 Million Catchable-Size Trout to be Stocked in New York Waters

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that trout fishing season in New York State opens on Thursday, April 1. In preparation for opening day, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is stocking 1.8 million catchable trout in waters across the state. In addition to larger size fish being stocked this year, some stream reaches will receive four stockings of trout.

Excelsior PassTo Help Fast-Track Reopening of Businesses and Entertainment Venues Statewide

Digital Pass Offers Free, Voluntary Way to Share COVID-19 Vaccination or Negative COVID-19 Test Status in Accordance with New York State Guidelines 

Proven, Secure Technology Developed in Partnership with IBM Following Successful Pilot  

As Part of Initial Launch, Excelsior Pass Can Be Used by Participating New Yorkers at Theaters, Major Stadiums and Arenas, Weddings Receptions, Catered Events & Other Events in Accordance with New York State Guidelines

NYS Reimagine Rebuild RenewNew Carousel Building Adds to Overall Vision for a Redeveloped Waterfront 

See Photos of the Carousel Here 

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the Buffalo Heritage Carousel project at Canalside is nearing completion. A steel frame, the organ and the carousel itself are being installed inside the new timber frame building at Canalside. When complete, the historic De Angelis Carousel will be a year-round, family friendly attraction for the Buffalo waterfront, building on the popularity of the Explore & More Children's Museum and many other activities for visitors of all ages. The carousel is planned to open this summer. …

Find Your Wings Week Image - PRBuffalo, NY - Fairies will fill the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens during a new celebration of all things winged at Find Your Wings Week at the Botanical Gardens. Celebrate during the day for the Spring Flower Exhibit or in the evening for Gardens After Dark: Fantastic Fairies April 14 through 18. To expand on the fairy fun, the annual Fairy Festival is also planned for April 17 through 18 during the day. …

Martin House logoBuffalo, NY - Frank Lloyd Wright’s Martin House is pleased to announce plans to reopen for public tours on Thursday, April 1. The Martin House will offer self-guided tours Thursday through Sunday from 12 – 4pm, with more tour offerings planned later in the month.

“We are excited to welcome visitors once again to the interior spaces of the Martin House,” said Executive Director Mary Roberts. “The same health protocols are in place that we followed during 2020 which provided a safe experience for our guests, staff, and volunteers.”…

Orange County TourismDelicious meals and visits with the Easter Bunny await at venues across the county

Orange County, N.Y. (March 24, 2021) – Spring is officially here and Easter is just around the corner! Whether your family holiday traditions center around a delicious brunch, photo ops with the Easter Bunny, himself, or an egg hunt, venues across Orange County, N.Y., have something in store for everyone. Explore a list of upcoming events that are sure to appeal to the whole family.

Detour: UticaScheduled for Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at 6:30 pm

Detour Utica is an innovative new project focusing on the history of the Baggs Square area in downtown Utica.  The Oneida County History Center is pleased to host Ryan Miller and Geoff Storm, the project creators who will share insights on how the project was born, the research involved, and other details of its development. Join us virtually via Zoom and find out more about this engaging way to experience Utica history.