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Posts from April 2022

We Are NYExpansion Would Extend Fare-Free Q70 Service to be Year-Round 

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced that she is directing the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to extend the Q70 LaGuardia link bus service fee waiver from selected holiday weeks to the full year. The LaGuardia Link connects subway customers from the 74 Street-Broadway/Jackson Heights Roosevelt Avenue subway station with the airport in just 10 minutes. It also connects Long Island Rail Road customers from Woodside Station, at 61st Street and Roosevelt Avenue, where Q70 bus service begins.

Mount Morris Dam and Recreation AreaBuffalo, N.Y. -- The William B. Hoyt II Visitor Center at the Mount Morris Dam and Recreation Area opens to the public Sunday, May 1 for its 2022 visitor season. This year marks the return of inside-the-dam tours after a two-year hiatus, the first full season of online tour reservations, and 70 years since construction of the dam was completed.

Located on the Genesee River next to Letchworth State Park, the dam provides flood protection to downstream communities, including the City of Rochester, as well as a place to enjoy nature and outdoor recreation in its day-use park.

Botanical Gardens Plants Sales 2022Buffalo, NY- The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens will be hosting a brand new plant and vendor sale for Mother’s Day called the ‘One-Stop, Mom-Shop.’ The following weekend, the Great Plant Sale returns on-site for the first time since 2019, which will also include the popular Bulb Sale.

Douglas C47 SkytrainFarmingdale, NY, April 25, 2022 -- The American Airpower Museum (AAM) continues its popular C-47 D-Day Living History Flight Experience with another one set for May 14, 2022 (rain date May 15).  Guests fly on an original WWII Douglas C-47 Skytrain transport aircraft “Second Chance,” and are joined by AAM’s Living Historians for a breathtakingly realistic and unforgettable recreation of what U.S. Paratroopers experienced on D-Day. There are three flights set for May 14, 2022, between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. …

Manitoga_Forma+FantasmaOn view from May 13 - November 14, 2022

Garrison, New York | April 26, 2022 – Manitoga / The Russel Wright Design Center is pleased to announce its collaboration with Magazzino Italian Art to present Formafantasma at Manitoga’s Dragon Rock: Designing Nature. The installation will be on view in the House and Studio from May 13 through November 14, 2022. 

Always interested in the complex relationship between design and the natural world, Andrea Trimarchi and Simone Farresin of the design duo Formafantasma present a selection of works in dialogue with Manitoga - the house, studio, and surrounding landscape of the renowned American designer Russel Wright (1904-1976). An iconic example of modernist architecture in the idyllic Hudson Valley region, "Dragon Rock" - Wright’s home and studio - is made of stone, wood and glass, and was conceived in dialogue with the landscape in which it was constructed.

ABM's Zipper enters the McNally Yacht HouseClayton, New York (April 12, 2022) – The Antique Boat Museum (ABM), North America’s premier freshwater nautical museum based in Clayton, NY, opens for the 2022 season on Saturday, May 7 and will remain open seven days a week, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., through Columbus Day. After Columbus Day, the Museum will be open weekends, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., through October 30th. The Museum Store will also open Saturday, May 7 and admission is not required to shop the Store.

Finger Lakes Wine AllianceGeneva, NYAfter two years of virtual experiences, the FLX Riesling Camp returns to its full three-day immersive experience on May 1-3, 2022. The Finger Lakes Wine Alliance’s (FLWA) exclusive annual event brings beverage trade and media from across the United States to the shores of the Finger Lakes for an intensive and intimate experience with twenty highly-acclaimed Riesling-focused regional producers.

DEC logoHudson Valley Birding Trail Includes 39 Locations in Six Counties

New Trail Provides Birding Opportunities for All New Yorkers, Regardless of Age, Ability, Identity, or Background

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos today announced the grand opening of the Hudson Valley segment of the New York State Birding Trail to highlight the State’s world-class and wide-ranging birding opportunities. The Hudson Valley segment includes 39 locations on public lands throughout six counties, providing a variety of quality birding experiences for New Yorkers and visitors to enjoy. The announcement was made as part of DEC’s annual Earth Week celebration and in conjunction with the annual New York State Tourism Industry Association conference in Westchester.

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