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Posts from March 2022

5 of the Best Places to Kayak Around the US – World Nomads

10 Best Places to Travel in May – AFAR

We Are NYThe New York State Council on the Arts Awards 116 Capital Awards in Agency's Final Funding Round of Fiscal Year

 Spanning 10 Regions, 60% of $50 Million in NYSCA Capital Funding Awarded Outside of New York City Since 2018

 In 2022, NYSCA Has Awarded More Than $100 Million for the First Time in Agency History  

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced 116 Capital Project grants were awarded through the New York State Council on the Arts. In the agency's final funding round of Fiscal Year 2022, NYSCA awarded $20 million throughout the state, bringing its grant making total for the year to an historic $100 million. Capital Projects range from innovative construction renovations to critical equipment updates that prioritize health and safety upgrades. These grants reflect the breadth and depth of New York State's art sector with projects that will spur economic development, job growth, and access to arts and culture experiences in all 10 regions.

We Are NY$100 Million Tourism Return-to-Work Program to Encourage Job Growth

$25 Million Meet in New York Grant Program Supports Return of Large Events

Part of Governor's $450 Million "Bring Back Tourism, Bring Back Jobs" Inclusive Recovery Package

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced the launch of applications for two tourism grant programs designed to support and revitalize New York State's tourism and hospitality industry. The $100 million Tourism Return-to-Work grant program and the $25 million Meet in New York grant program were first announced in November as part of the governor's nation-leading "Bring Back Tourism, Bring Back Jobs" initiative. Both programs will now be making full applications available to tourism businesses, convention and conference centers, and licensed overnight lodging facilities that have qualified for the program.

We’re Dreaming Of A Sleep-Themed VacationTravel Curator.

10 Charming Small Towns to Visit Along the Appalachian TrailTravel + Leisure.

The 36 Best State Parks in AmericaThrillist.

DEC logoWith Year-Round Trout Seasons, April 1 Marks End of Catch-and-Release-Only and Start of Harvest Season

More Than 1.8 Million Trout Being Stocked Statewide

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos today announced the upcoming start of the spring trout fishing season, which provides excellent angling opportunities statewide thanks to the State’s extensive stocking program and considerable number of wild trout fisheries. DEC’s spring trout stocking begins in March and runs through early June, and includes more than 1.8 million trout stocked in waters statewide. 

George Eastman Museum logoPay-what-you-will donations to benefit ROC Maidan and Ukrainian Film Archive

Rochester, N.Y., March 28, 2021—The George Eastman Museum will present a benefit film screening on Sunday, April 3 at 7:30 p.m. in solidarity with the people of Ukraine.
In Spring (Navesni; Vesnoi, Mikhail Kaufman, USSR [Ukraine] 1929, 65 min., 35mm) is a seminal work of Ukrainian cinema as well as a hymn to the miracle of life. The fact that it was filmed in and around Kyiv makes it particularly poignant today. The silent film was directed by filmmaker Mikhail Kaufman and will be accompanied by Dr. Philip C. Carli on piano.

Le Moné Is a Hudson Valley Aperitif Fueled by New York Wine - Hudson Valley Magazine

A National Park To Visit On Women’s History Month –  Forbes

The 6 most reliable ways to get around the Hudson Valley – Lonely Planet

Orange County Aboretum (Credit: Mary Ann McCarthy)Orange County, N.Y. (March 24, 2022) – Spring’s arrival is an opportunity to revel in the seasonal experiences available in Orange County, N.Y. Marvel at the greening of the hills, the mild breezes and spring flowers from horseback or bicycle or on foot. Paddle the Hudson River or soar above the landscape in a hot-air balloon basket. It’s time to be a kid in our newest major destination, the LEGOLAND® New York Resort.

Artpark logoWestern New York's premier cultural destination

Lewiston, NY – Artpark is ready to erupt with renewed energy: with inspiration, invention, joy, compassion, and reflection. The 2022 season is a global schedule of ninety-six acts from ten nations and four continents working alongside North American artists.

“Our programs in performing and visual arts are inspired by the environment and the history of Niagara and guided by Artpark & Company’s commitment to art, nature, culture and our community’s place in the global society,” explained Sonia Kozlova Clark, President. “We have listened to our public. Many suggested we work to provide joy, as well as the challenging innovations in our time. We are asked to inspire, to educate and to reflect upon the varied histories of the land we occupy – from the powerful current of the Niagara Gorge created by the formation of the Falls, to the native cultures inhabiting this land for millenia, to the history of invention stemming from Nikola Tesla and the Creative Associates.”…

Woman-Owned Hotels and Restaurants in New York State – Unearth Women

A Surprising Stay in New York's Finger Lakes – Luxury Travel Advisor

10 Trips Inspired by Incredible Women – AFAR

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