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Posts from March 2023

ROOST - Adirondacks USALake Placid, NY (March 20, 2023) – The Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism (ROOST) Board of Directors elected new officers at its recent annual meeting. The board has also added two ex-officio members this year, as much of its work includes communities throughout Essex County.

Cops and CampersAn unexpected encounter inspires the creation of a wellness retreat for first responders.

Ithaca, NY (March 15, 2023) A new tradition is developing at Spruce Row Campground & RV Park in Ithaca, New York. From June 23 to June 25, 2023 the park will host the 2nd annual Cops and Campers wellness retreat for first responders and their families.

Adirondack Sports Summer ExpoNew York's Run, Bike, Tri, Hike & Paddle Expo!

Including Health, Fitness & Travel, and featuring 200 exhibitors, sales, activities, and prizes

Saratoga Springs, NY - The 17th annual Adirondack Sports Summer Expo is back at the Saratoga Springs City Center on Saturday-Sunday, March 18-19! The FREE admission, high energy show brings Adirondack Sports magazine to life with 200 exhibitors covering running, biking, triathlon, hiking, paddling, health, fitness, and travel destinations across New York.

Prunus × incam ‘Okame’ (Japanese flowering cherry) Photo by Michael StewartBBG’s cherry blossom display is tracked daily on CherryWatch at bbg.org/cherries.

Brooklyn, NY—The first cherry blossoms of spring have been spotted on Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s Prunus × incam ‘Okame’ trees, marking the start of hanami, or cherry blossom viewing season. Throughout the season, Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s cherry blossom display is tracked on its CherryWatch webpage. Updated daily, this map provides up-to-the-petal blooming status for each tree in the main collection, as well as detailed information about each cultivar. …

Bindlestiff Family Cirkus“Imaginative…delightfully clever…the show exudes … warmth and affection…all but irresistible.” —Spectacle Magazine

Hudson, NY – Hudson Hall at the historic Hudson Opera House welcomes back Hudson’s own Bindlestiff Family Cirkus on Saturday, March 25, 2023 for two spectacular performances – a 3pm family matinee including a pre-show performance by youth from the Bindlestiff’s Cirkus After School program, and 7pm cabaret-style show for adults. Both feature aerial acts, acrobatics, balancing feats, sword swallowing, juggling, physical comedy, and more performed by internationally renowned street performers, acts from Cirque du Soleil, Ringling Brothers, and artists made known by America's Got Talent.

Pysanky eggs courtesy Christine LevyGranville, NY – Later this month, the Slate Valley Museum will welcome artist Christine Levy to instruct two workshops on the art of Pysanky egg decorating. An adult workshop will be held on Friday, March 24 at 7pm for adults and a workshop for children ages 6-12 will take place on Saturday, March 25 at 1pm. Each workshop will last approximately three hours.

Pysanky, the ancient art of egg decorating, is a part of cultures throughout Eastern Europe and is most widely associated with the Ukraine.

We Are NYNew York Maple Syrup Production Reached Record High 845,000 Gallons in 2022; Ranks Second in the Nation

New Yorkers Encouraged to Support Local Producers by Participating in Maple Weekends, March 18-19 and 25-26, with Special Promotions Throughout March

Governor Kathy Hochul today encouraged New Yorkers to support their local maple producers. The Governor highlighted New York's upcoming Maple Weekends events and activities, which will take place March 18-19 and 25-26, along with other special events and promotions throughout the month. New York maple producers experienced a record-breaking year in 2022, producing 845,000 gallons of maple syrup. New York State continues to rank second in the nation in maple production. …

Jan Smigmator (autor Lucie Robinson)New York, N.Y. - Jan Smigmator is set to be the first Czech jazz singer to perform at the famous Carnegie Hall in New York. His solo concert will take place on April 29, 2023 during which he will perform the famous repertoire of The Great American Songbook. Smigmator will be accompanied by The New York Sextet which comprises musicians from a band of the legendary American singer Tony Bennett, including two Czech jazzmen.

Power Puff, Black Racing Stripe Baggage CartAuburn, NY (March 12, 2023)Artist Theda Sandiford channels microaggressions – commonplace verbal, behavioral or environmental slights, whether intentional or unintentional, that communicate hostile, derogatory, or negative attitudes toward stigmatized or culturally marginalized groups – she faces every day into her artwork.

Riding on the New York City subway, she has had her hair touched without permission too many times to count. When she gets out of car at her condo development in New Jersey, she often is asked where she lives. “Have you ever been followed by security while shopping? I am followed all the time,” she said. “So much so, I now avoid retail and do most of my shopping online.”…

MapleSugarFestival_GCVMMumford, N.Y. - Genesee Country Village & Museum in Mumford, NY, invites visitors to celebrate maple sugaring season in NY State at the annual Maple Sugar Festival, coming up March 18, 19, 25 & 26.

Follow tap lines along the Maple History Trail to the modern-day sugarhouse in the Museum’s Nature Center, see traditional methods of sap collection and sugaring in a 19th-century sugar camp, and explore the Historic Village to see maple-inspired “receipts” cooking in historic kitchens.

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