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Posts for June 2010

Come on in, the Water’s Fine!

Jun 25, 2010 by I Love New York Staff

rafting.jpgThe Hudson Valley cools off with water inspired destinations Hudson Valley Region - When summer heat hits, it's time to head to the Hudson Valley for some really cool places. Catch refreshing breezes from our rivers, lakes, and streams whether you're in them, on them, or next to them. Just dip your toe in to see how many different ways you can enjoy the waters! Nothing is more fun than a ...

“Running of the Bulls” at SPAC on Saturday, June 26

Jun 24, 2010 by I Love New York Staff

spac-2010.jpgPopular Tradition is Informal Opening to the Freihofer's Saratoga Jazz Festival, June 26 and 27    Saratoga Springs, N.Y. - On Saturday, June 26 at approximately 10:00 a.m., the "Running of the Bulls" - a popular jazz festival tradition - will take place at SPAC's Route 50 entrance gate.  The event earned its name from longtime festival-goers who begin lining up outside SPAC's gates as ...

Mayor's Cup Boat Parade Features "Christmas in July" Theme

Jun 22, 2010 by I Love New York Staff

mayors-cup-regatta.JPGPlattsburgh, N.Y. - The Plattsburgh waterfront will be like Christmas in July as the most popular decorated boat competition on Lake Champlain returns to the Mayor's Cup festival on July 8th.  Comprised of sailboats, power boats, kayaks, and, believe it or not, wakeboards with lighted oars; the brightly lit flotilla of the 4th annual Mayor's Cup Boat Parade of Lights beckons friends and families ...

Fourth Grader Raises $1,000 for Fort Ontario

Jun 22, 2010 by I Love New York Staff

Christopher Colasurdo, wearing the uniform of a Union soldier, and his mother, Deborah, present a check for more than $1,000 to Chuck Harrington, president of Friends of Fort Ontario. The nine-year-old organized a fundraising drive to keep the NYS Historic Site open. From left are Brownie, the Fort Ontario mascot, board members Janet Clerkin and Gail Goebricher, Christopher and Deborah Colasurdo, and board members Eli Rapaport, Charles Harrington, Thom Shanken and Bill McCarthy.Public Invited to Celebrate His Birthday June 27 at the Fort Oswego, N.Y. - When he heard that Fort Ontario State Historic Site would be closed due to New York State's budget problems, nine-year-old Christopher Colasurdo of Oswego answered the call to action. Colasurdo, a fourth grader at FitzHugh Park School in Oswego, has raised more than $1,000 to support the fort through a "hat day" ...

Are you looking for a special interest story about visitors to the Lake George Area?

Jun 22, 2010 by I Love New York Staff

lake-george-logo-jpeg.jpgLake George, N.Y. - A couple now living in England is traveling to the Lake George Area this weekend to meet with NINE siblings from around the country! John Warren and his wife Anne are traveling from England this weekend, June 26-27, to meet with Anne's 9 siblings who live around the United States. Since several of her family members live in New York State, Anne thought Lake George would be the ...

Battle of the Thousand Islands: 250th Anniversary Commemoration

Jun 21, 2010 by I Love New York Staff

bateau-battle-ready.jpgOgdensburg, N.Y. - Action, conflict, heroism - all the makings of a Hollywood adventure movie - were elements of the 1760 Battle of the Thousand Islands when the fate of the French Empire in North American was decided on the St. Lawrence River. July 16-18 Ogdensburg's Lighthouse Point is the site of New York's final 250th anniversary commemoration of the French and Indian War honoring the ...

Saratoga’s Summer Season Sizzles With Horse Racing, Performances, Getaway Packages, Festivals and More

Jun 21, 2010 by I Love New York Staff

saratoga-370.jpgSaratoga Springs, N.Y.  - World-class Thoroughbred horse racing, the performing arts, historical sites and much more await visitors to Saratoga this summer. The 142nd year at historic Saratoga Race Course features an expanded 40-day racing schedule, opening on Friday, July 23rd and continuing through Labor Day, Monday, September 6th.  As part of the racing meet's festivities, the ...

Public Welcome June 22-24 as Great Lakes Seaway Trail Reveal & Economic Impact Road Show Visits Six Communities on America’s Byway

Jun 21, 2010 by I Love New York Staff

stroadsignfallcurvyvertweb.jpgSackets Harbor, N.Y. - In tough times, it's good to have friends working on your behalf to bring travelers and the dollars they spend into your community - communities like Ogdensburg, Sackets Harbor, Webster, and Niagara Falls, NY and Erie, PA and all those in-between.   June 22-24 Great Lakes Seaway Trail "Great Reveal" and economic impact road show events along the freshwater shoreline of ...

PianoSummer at New Paltz Institute/Festival Celebrates 15th Year

Jun 21, 2010 by I Love New York Staff

Haesun PaikConcerts and recitals by distinguished pianists, master classes and competitions fill the program New Paltz, N.Y. - PianoSummer at New Paltz Institute/Festival is unquestionably the highlight of the summer arts season in the Hudson Valley.  Unparalleled in its quality and artistic excellence, the Institute/Festival - under the direction of internationally renowned musician Vladimir Feltsman - ...

Diverse Lineup of Jazz Greats & Rising Stars Showcased At Freihofer's Saratoga Jazz Festival, June 26 & 27

Jun 17, 2010 by I Love New York Staff

Al DiMeolaLegendary Festival Presents Gladys Knight, Al Jarreau & The George Duke Trio, Taj Mahal, Ann Hampton Callaway, Al Di Meola, Ramsey Lewis, Ahmad Jamal and More Saratoga Springs, N.Y. - Thousands of jazz fans from across the northeast will travel to Saratoga for the annual Freihofer's Saratoga Jazz Festival on Saturday, June 26 and Sunday, June 27.  The Festival, now in its 33rd year, is ...

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