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Posts for May 2012

Historic Fort Ontario Commemorates Adoption of American Flag on June 14

May 29, 2012 by I Love New York Staff

Close up of Lt. John Hewett of the Royal Marines removing the US flag from the ramparts during the May 6, 1814 Battle of Fort Ontario-Oswego.Hundreds of Elementary Students Expected to Participate in Flag Day Ceremony Oswego, N.Y. - Official observation of the national Flag Day holiday will take place Thursday, June 14 at 10 a.m. at Fort Ontario State Historic Site.  Nearly 1,000 third, fourth and fifth grade school students from central New York will participate in ceremonies commemorating the adoption of the Stars and Stripes as ...

Lyndhurst Reopens for the 2012 Season

May 29, 2012 by I Love New York Staff

lyndhurst.jpgTarrytown, N.Y. -   Lyndhurst, widely considered to be the finest example of Gothic Revival architecture in America, which overlooks the Hudson River just south of the Tappan Zee Bridge, is now open for the 2012 season.  Decorated with remarkably complete furnishings from the three prominent families who in succession resided there for over 100 years, Lyndhurst evokes critical and fascinating ...

2012 Erie Canalway Map & Guide Available

May 24, 2012 by I Love New York Staff

erie-canalway-map-guide-2012.JPGDiscover things to see and do along New York's legendary canals Waterford, N.Y. - The Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor Commission has released its 2012 Erie Canalway Map & Guide to introduce residents and visitors to the many things to see and do in the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor. People can obtain a copy at visitor centers, libraries, cultural heritage sites, and ...

NYC & Company Wins Webby Award for Best Tourism Website

May 24, 2012 by I Love New York Staff

NYC & Company web Awarded Top Honor by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences New York, N.Y. - NYC & Company, New York City's marketing, tourism and partnership organization, has announced its win over four global contenders for Best Tourism Website in the 16th Annual Webby Awards. On May 21, the accolade, considered the Internet's highest honor, was awarded by members of the ...

Great Lakes Seaway Trail 1812 Quilt Show Brought $67,000 into Local Economy

May 24, 2012 by I Love New York Staff

War of 1812 Bicentennial theme quilt showSackets Harbor, N.Y. - The Seaway Trail Foundation has announced the results of the economic impact survey of its War of 1812 Bicentennial theme quilt show held in March 2012 in Sackets Harbor, NY. The two-day event brought more than $67,000 into the local economy. The survey was conducted in partnership by the nonprofit tourism organization and the Jefferson Community College Hospitality and ...

Preservation League adds Garnerville Arts Center to Seven to Save list of endangered places for 2012-13

May 23, 2012 by I Love New York Staff

gaga-logo.jpgAnnounces Technical Assistance Grant Albany, N.Y. - The Preservation League of New York State has named the Garnerville Arts Center to its list of the Empire State's most threatened historic resources, Seven to Save. The Garner Print Works, now the site of the Garnerville Arts Center, was built in 1828 and is named after the Garner brothers, the second owners of the calico printing plant. ...

2012 Great Lakes Seaway Trail Travel Magazine Now Available

May 23, 2012 by I Love New York Staff

The 64-page full-color Great Lakes Seaway Trail Travel MagazineGreat Lakes Seaway Trail, NY and PA - Looking for travel tips for the 518-mile Great Lakes Seaway Trail National Scenic Byway along the freshwater shoreline of New York and Pennsylvania?   The 64-page full-color Great Lakes Seaway Trail Travel Magazine featuring travel tips and ideas for exploring the scenic byway that includes the Erie Bayfront, Buffalo, Niagara Falls, Rochester, Oswego, the ...

Kids Arts Festival Features Puppet People, Young Entrepreneur, And More on June 2

May 23, 2012 by I Love New York Staff

electric-city-arts-district.JPGSchenectady, N.Y. - The ElectriCity Arts and Entertainment District announces the 18th Annual Kid's Arts Festival on Saturday, June 2 from noon to 4 p.m. in the area surrounding City Hall.  The event goes on rain or shine with the rain location inside City Hall.  Targeted to pre-school and young school age children the Festival features professional entertainers, youth performers and arts ...

Cruise Ship Returns to Erie Canal

May 23, 2012 by I Love New York Staff

nys-canals.JPGGrande Mariner was Stranded on Canal System During 2011 Flooding Albany, N.Y. -- The M/V Grande Mariner, a 96-passenger cruise ship that was stranded for more than two months because of flooding in 2011, today returned to the Erie Canal for a new season of cruising America's most storied waterway. The ship, and a sister-ship, M/V Niagara Princes, both owned by Blount Small Ship Adventures ...

Adirondack Museum offers Free Admission to Active Military as part of the Blue Star Museums Program

May 23, 2012 by I Love New York Staff

blue-star-museums.jpgBlue Mountain Lake, N.Y. - Today the Adirondack Museum announced the launch of Blue Star Museums, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 1,500 museums across America to offer free admission to all active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day 2012. Leadership support has been ...

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