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Posts from April 2020

Chautauqua County Virtual ExperiencesChautauqua County, N.Y. – In light of social distancing mandates, some of Chautauqua County's attractions are offering ways for you to engage with them online. The Chautauqua County Visitors Bureau will continue to update this list as developments occur. If you enjoy the information found in this blog post, please help support the local tourism economy by sharing it with your friends and family via Facebook or email. 

Genesee Country Village Museum GCVMMumford, N.Y. – Genesee Country Village & Museum will be offering its maple products as well as a take-out fish fry on April 9-10. The Maple Sugar Festival may have been cancelled, but you can still get all of your maple favorites during Maple To-Go days. Brighten up your socially-distancing household, host your own Maple Festival from your kitchen, or use for Easter treats. Items available to order include Museum-made maple syrup, maple cotton candy, and maple cream, plus growlers of maple porter from Flying Bison Brewery and hard cider from OSB, pancake mix from New Hope Mills, Maple Festival t-shirts, Oliver’s candy, and more. All proceeds will support the staff and programs of GCV&M.

CGI Rochester International Jazz FestivalProducers Working to Reschedule the Festival to Fall 2020

Rochester, NY (April 2, 2020) — CGI Rochester International Jazz Festival Producers Marc Iacona and John Nugent announced today that the festival's 19th edition, originally scheduled for June 19-27, will be canceled on those dates due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, but that they are working hard to reschedule the festival to fall of 2020.

Iacona and Nugent said, "In the past two weeks since we announced our 2020 festival lineup, our world has been turned upside down. The health crisis we are experiencing has resulted in significant loss of life and illness, growing fear, and unprecedented disruption in all aspects of our lives.

Hudson River MuseumExplore the HRM with New Videos, Art & Science Activities, Online Resources, and Live-Streamed Programs

Yonkers, NY, April 2—The Hudson River Museum has launched an exciting new digital initiative, Museum From Home, for its audiences to virtually experience all the HRM has to offer. Joining other museums across the United States and abroad, the Museum will be featuring new content including engaging videos, hands-on art and science activities, lesson plans for parents and teachers, and new ways to participate and explore our exhibitions and collection. These virtual experiences will be available on the Museum’s website and shared through its social media channels using the hashtag #MuseumFromHome. …

Holdfast Long IslandLong Island, NY (March 31, 2020) – Amid the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic, Discover Long Island shares a positive message for the region with new “Hold Fast” campaign and Community Partner Program designed to support and inspire residents, the business community, and the Nation that this storm too will pass.

“Right now, there’s nothing more important than taking care of each other and coming together as an industry and a community,” said Kristen Jarnagin, President & CEO of Discover Long Island, the region’s Destination Marketing & Management Organization. “Following a year of record-breaking highs for the tourism industry on Long Island it is imperative that we now weather these unchartered waters together. Our team is striving to serve as an information portal, a resource for our struggling businesses and tourism industry employees and a beacon of light for our residents and business community.”…

George Eastman Museum logoThe virtual experiences allow visitors to discover photography, film, and the legacy of George Eastman from home 

Rochester, N.Y., April 1, 2020—The George Eastman Museum may be temporarily closed, but the museum is still offering its audiences around the world an opportunity to explore collections and educational offerings. The museum officially launched Eastman Museum at Home, a repository for activities, online resources, tutorials, and tours to keep people engaged in learning about photography, film, and the legacy of George Eastman.