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Posts for May 2014

Mohawk Valley Region Continues Push as Premier Revolutionary War Destination

May 30, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

New Website Feature Allows Tourists to Create Own Paths Through History

Enhances the Visitors' Experience; Tool for Teachers


Gloversville, N.Y. - My Path, a new virtual trip planner found on, will change the way visitors explore historic sites in the Mohawk Valley Region.

Mohawk Valley Region Path Through History, which launched in late 2013, ties Revolutionary War-related historic sites throughout the Mohawk Valley Region together in one story-- as "America's First Frontier."

MEDIA ALERT: The Wassaic Project Announces Last Saturdays Kick-off: Community Day

May 28, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Wassaic, N.Y.  - The wildly successful Wassaic Project Last Saturdays series kicks-off the 2014 season with a small town community block party with a twist on Sat May 31. Wassaic's very own volunteer fire department will lead a parade of cheerleaders, boy scouts, floats constructed by Webutuck middle schoolers and a procession of Webutuck high schoolers wearing "Architectural Beast" masks created with Wassaic Project artists Cosmo Design Factory.

Sundays at the Cemetery: Guided Tours of six Kingston Cemeteries offered

May 28, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Historic Kingston Cemetary ToursKingston, N.Y. - The Friends of Historic Kingston announces a new summer program - Sundays at the Cemetery - featuring free guided tours of six Kingston Cemeteries. Learn about notable Kingstonians including George Clinton, John Vanderlyn, General George Sharpe, Thomas Cornell, George Coykendall, Calvert Vaux, Peter Barmann, Lucas Noone, members of the U.S. Civil War Colored Infantry, and many others as you view distinctive gravesites amid remarkable landscapes within the City of Kingston.

Inaugural Lake Placid Blues and Heritage Festival to be held in June

May 28, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Lake Placid, N.Y. - June 20-22, 2014 will mark the beginning of a new and exciting music experience as Lake Placid plays host to the inaugural Lake Placid Blues and Heritage Festival presented by Miller Lite.

During this first-time event, the village will sway and rock to the sounds of 20+ notable blues bands from throughout the northeastern U.S. Spread out at nearly 10 different venues, the entire downtown business community has embraced the idea of this new event.

Oswego County Historical to Host Lecture June 1st on the History of Oswego Captains, Sailors & Ships

May 22, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

The Oswego County Historical Society will host the third lecture of the 2014 series on Sunday, June 1st at 1:30 pm at the Richardson-Bates House Museum at 135 E, Third St., Oswego. A PowerPoint program entitled Oswego, N.Y. - The Oswego County Historical Society will host the third lecture of the 2014 series on Sunday, June 1st at 1:30 p.m. at the Richardson-Bates House Museum at 135 E. Third St., Oswego. A program entitled "O'Captain! My Captain!: Stories of Men and Ships" will be presented by Dr. Robert Perkins, author of the recently-published book of the same name. The event is free and open to the public.

The 34th Annual Owego Strawberry Festival Is Sure to Bring Strawberry Smiles!

May 22, 2014

Owego Strawberry FestivalOwego, N.Y. - The Historic Owego Marketplace in downtown Owego is pleased to announce the 34th Annual Strawberry Festival will be held Friday night, 5:00-10:30 pm, June 20 and on Saturday, June 21, 9:00-5:00 pm.

This year's festival has a lot to offer including the annual parade, food and craft vendors, live music, street entertainers, a dog show, wine and beer tasting tent, fireworks, a 5K run and much more!

Former New York State First Lady Margaretta “Happy” Rockefeller Announced as Honorary Chair for SPAC

May 22, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

The Governor and Mrs. Rockefeller at SPAC’s dedication, June 16, 1966University at Albany President Robert Jones and Anthony Ianniello, Esq. Join SPAC Board

Saratoga Springs, N.Y. - New York State's former First Lady, Margaretta "Happy" Rockefeller, will serve as the Honorary Chairperson for Saratoga Performing Arts Center's 50th Anniversary Celebration in 2016. The news was announced today by SPAC President and Executive Director Marcia White during her annual address to the organization's membership. White expressed her gratitude to Mrs. Rockefeller, who served as SPAC's Chairman of the Board from 1966 to 1973, for her leadership during SPAC's formative years, which she said, "set the stage for excellence and helped establish SPAC as one of America's premier summer performing arts festivals."

Fort Ticonderoga’s King’s Garden Opens May 24

May 22, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Fort Ticonderoga’s King’s Garden opens for the season on May 24 with a stunning display of annuals and perennials! Ticonderoga, N.Y. - Fort Ticonderoga's King's Garden opens for the season on May 24 with a stunning display of annuals and perennials! As the largest public garden in the Adirondack-Lake Champlain region and one of the oldest gardens in America, the King's Garden offers daily guided tours and self-guided activities for adults and children throughout the season. The King's Garden is open from 9:30 am until 5 pm daily, May 24 through October 13, 2014. Admission to the King's Garden is included with a general admission ticket to Fort Ticonderoga. For additional information on the King's Garden's and its 2014 programs visit or call 518-585-2821.

NY Stage & Film, Vassar College Announce First Round of Casting News for 30th Powerhouse Season

May 22, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Powerhouse TheaterJosh Radnor, T.R. Knight, Robert Morse, Leslie Bibb, Randy Graff, Ryan Steele & More Set To Appear In Brand New Works Single Tickets Now On Sale

New York, N.Y. - New York Stage and Film and Vassar College, this summer celebrating the 30th year of their Powerhouse Theater collaboration, are thrilled to reveal the first round of casting for the upcoming Powerhouse Theater Season, running from June 20 to July 27 at Vassar College (Poughkeepsie, New York).  Also announced: Single tickets are now on sale. Visit for more info and to purchase subscription tickets.

Groundbreaking Artists Headline Philharmonic Season Finale

May 20, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Westchester PhilharmonicConductor Ryan McAdams, Violinist Tai Murray, and Westchester Philharmonic in Works of Ligeti, Mendelssohn and Brahms. Father's Day BBQ Bash with the artists to follow the concert!

Purchase, N.Y. - At its season finale on Sunday, June 15th at 3pm, the Westchester Philharmonic will proudly present two young, ground-breaking artists, conductor Ryan McAdams and violinist Tai Murray whose extraordinary talents have commanded soaring praise from critics, audiences, and peer musicians.

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