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No Quarter two-day living history event May 8-9, 2021Join Fort Ticonderoga for “No Quarter” a two-day living history event May 8-9

Ticonderoga, NY – Fort Ticonderoga presents an exciting two-day living history event “No Quarter” May 8-9, 2021, recreating the American capture of Fort Ticonderoga on May 10, 1775. In this weekend-long event, visitors will experience “America’s First Victory” from the perspectives of both the British Garrison and the Green Mountain Boys and come face-to-face with the historical characters including Ethan Allen and Benedict Arnold.

Harry Potter NY Store 1From June 3, Harry Potter fans will be able to visit the official Harry Potter flagship store in the heart of New York City next to the iconic Flatiron building at 935 Broadway

New York (April 20, 2021) – Harry Potter New York will set a new standard for themed retail, combining breath-taking design, exquisite craftsmanship, hand-crafted props, exciting interactive elements and exclusive products - inviting fans to experience the Wizarding World in a brand-new way. Spanning three floors and over 21,000 sq. ft., the store will house the largest collection of Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts products under one roof.

Harry Potter New York features 15 different themed areas, each one carefully and uniquely presented to bring the magic of the Wizarding World to life.

Travels With Darley Finger Lakes Invitation Watch PartyCorning, NY – In September 2017, Emmy-nominated travel personality Darley Newman and her Emmy-winning crew explored the Southern Finger Lakes region to get footage for the fifth season of  the popular PBS show Travels With Darley. The episode featuring the Southern Finger Lakes first aired locally on WSKG in April 2018 and was the show’s first featuring a destination in New York State, placing the Southern Finger Lakes alongside such destinations as Tokyo, Hong Kong, Martinique and Great Britain.

Dutchess County Tourism logoPoughkeepsie, NY– Dutchess Tourism, Inc. (DTI) will celebrate National Travel & Tourism Week by hosting the Brochure Exchange Tailgate on National Travel Rally Day, May 4. This networking opportunity will begin at 9 a.m. and tourism-related businesses located in Dutchess County are invited to bring at least 300 of their brochures to share in order to cross-promote to visitors. The event will take place at Dutchess Stadium, the home of the Hudson Valley Renegades and a Dutchess County Park.

Oxen plowing (credit: Beth Kingston)Mumford, N.Y. (April 14, 2021) — When Genesee Country Village & Museum opens its doors on Saturday, May 8, it will mark the 45th season of connecting visitors with history, art, and nature through immersive experiences that connect life in the 1800s to today’s world. Many guests don’t realize that the 68 historic buildings that comprise the picturesque Historic Village were all painstakingly moved there from locations around Western New York, in an effort begun in 1966 by Museum founder Jack Wehle. As a history-lover and conservationist, Mr. Wehle saw an opportunity to preserve examples of local architecture while also creating a place to tell the story of New York’s history. Today, GCV&M encompasses 600 acres with the Historic Village, a Nature Center, and an art gallery, all dedicated to preserving and highlighting local history for future generations.

Students Playing IlluminanceBeacon, N.Y. (April 14, 2021)Members of the press are invited to join Bannerman Castle Trust (BCT) Executive Director, Neil Caplan for the first public tour of Bannerman’s Island for the 2021 season. Space is limited to the first 22 people to register, so please reserve your ticket early by calling Neil at 845-831-6346 as soon as possible.

Press tour attendees will board the BCT’s Tour Boat, the Estuary Steward, at the Beacon, New York Dock across from the Metro-North Beacon Train Station at 11:00am and return around 1:00pm.  The “socially distant” tour will include a light picnic lunch and refreshments.  Visitors will be given a short tour of Bannerman’s Island and Castle by experienced tour guides – followed by a question and answer period and a little time to explore and take some photos on your own.

Irvington Shakespeare CompanyIrvington, NY — Irvington theatergoers will have a chance to take in a live performance for the first time in over a year with the inaugural production from the Irvington Shakespeare Company: a reimagined, 90-minute Twelfth Night, staged outdoors at the O'Hara Nature Center this August. The brand new company joins four other Arts Partners who regularly collaborate with or present their shows at Irvington Theater. Irvington Shakespeare Company…

Copyright Fort Ticonderoga, Photo Credit Carl Heilman IIOffering 2000 acres of Historic Landscape, Gardens, Battlefield Hiking Trail and Many New Programs

Must-see destination offers guests of all ages endless adventure starting May 1, 2021.

Ticonderoga, N.Y. – Every day is an event at Fort Ticonderoga and every year is a new experience. The historic site, museum, and family destination that encourages visitors to build their perfect adventure in America’s most historic landscape, opens for the daily visitation season beginning on May 1st.

Fort Ticonderoga and Mount Defiance will be open for visitation Tuesday-Sunday from 9:30 am until 5:00 pm (last ticket sold at 4:30 pm). Tickets are encouraged to be purchased online in advance by visiting www.fortticonderoga.org.

bombazo-dance-yellowBrooklyn, NY—Brooklyn Botanic Garden celebrates the return of spring and cherry blossom season with Art in the Garden: Spring Weekends, a series of over 60 pop-up music and dance performances presented over the course of four weekends, from April 17 through May 9, in locations spread across the Garden. And to make the most of the season—and provide a COVID-safe, socially distanced visitor experience—the Garden is extending its hours until sunset, also from April 17 through May 9.
Visitors will be able to enjoy performances by more than 20 artists including Japanese dance organization Sachiyo Ito and Company, Bombazo Dance Company, Brownstone Jazz Ensemble, and Mantra Percussion, while taking in the sights of the Garden at springtime: the renowned cherry blossoms, colorful magnolias, sunny daffodils, and more.

Eastman Museum LogoArtist talk on April 22 as part of the new Future/Present series

The George Eastman Museum will continue its new series of virtual talks, Future/Present, this month with “Capturing Fiction,” featuring artist Sam Cannon. The series features early- to mid-career photographers and artists who are exploring some of the most pressing issues of our time and pushing the boundaries of image-making and visual culture today.

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