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Posts from June 2017

I LOVE NY Logo - stackedI LOVE NEW YORK 355 at The Glen Scheduled for August 6;
Project Supports "Southern Tier Soaring" – The Region’s Successful Upstate Revitalization Initiative to Grow the Economy and Create New Opportunities

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced a new partnership between Watkins Glen International and I LOVE NEW YORK, the state’s iconic tourism brand. Together, they will present The Glen’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race – the I LOVE NEW YORK 355 – on Sunday, August 6. The race is the marquee event of the August 3-6 race weekend at Watkins Glen International. It is the only Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race in New York State, and one of two road course races on the Cup Series schedule. Previously run as the Cheez-It 355 at The Glen, the “355” denotes the distance of the race – 90 laps for 220.5 miles – in kilometers.

Fort Ticonderoga LogoTiconderoga, N.Y. – For over a century, Fort Ticonderoga has been the premier museum of 18th-century military history, providing fresh and exciting perspectives for visitors through engaging programs and tours. The recently launched mobile application is a new way to explore the rich collections and dig deeper into the history at Fort Ticonderoga. Visitors can become their own guide as they tour the museum’s world-renowned artillery collection and the award-winning artillery exhibition, Last Argument of Kings.

Civil War Reenactment Weekend at Robert Moses State ParkMassena, N.Y.  – Yanks and Johnny Rebs will be at it again during the St. Lawrence County Historical Association’s annual Civil War Reenactment Weekend at Robert Moses State Park, Massena.  The sights and sounds of the Civil War will fill the air at the 16th annual Civil War Reenactment Saturday and Sunday July 29-30. The event is sponsored by SeaComm Federal Credit Union, with additional support from Stewart’s Shops, Gene and Connie Barto, Niles Asset Management, St. Lawrence Federal Credit Union, Massena AMVETS Post #4, and Gouverneur VFW Post #6338.

Installation view, If I Had Possession Over Judgement Day: Collections of Claude SimardSaratoga Springs, N.Y. — The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College will present a series of free public tours this summer at noon on Thursdays from July 6 to August 24.

The tours provide visitors unique perspectives on the Tang Teaching Museum. Curator-led tours delve into specific exhibitions. A collections tour offers a unique opportunity into the spaces where much of the Tang's 9,000 works of art and cultural objects are stored when not part of an exhibition. And behind-the-scenes tours give insights on the kinds of work that goes on that makes the Tang a teaching museum.

Lucinda Devlin (American, b. 1947). SaunaThe exhibition explores the relationship between our bodies and the spaces they inhabit

Rochester, N.Y., June 28, 2017Lucinda Devlin: Sightlines is now on view at the George Eastman Museum through December 31, 2017. Photographer Lucinda Devlin has devoted her forty-year career to exploring the relationship between our bodies and the spaces they inhabit. Her work, made with a 2¼-inch camera and wide-angle lens, consists in large part of photographs of interiors associated with pleasure or pain.

Orange County TourismHudson Valley rivers and lakes are prime destinations for outdoor recreation.

Orange County, N.Y. (June 28, 2017) – With two magnificent rivers and countless lakes, Orange County, N.Y. is a destination of choice for visitors looking to get on the water this summer. To the east is the Hudson River for boating; and to the west is the Delaware for canoeing and rafting. Straddling the New Jersey border is Greenwood Lake, the county’s largest body of fresh water. In between, visitors will find smaller, pristine lakes that offer the perfect setting for fishing and more!…

Mabee Farm CanalfestSaturday, July 15 - 11:00 am - 3:00 pm at the Mabee Farm Historic Site

Schenectady, N.Y. - Join us for CanalFest at Mabee Farm for a day of FREE fun, family activities as we celebrate the Erie Canalway! 

The festivities include live music with The Crabgrass Boys, petting zoo and pony rides, rehabbed wild animals, food and craft beer, art exhibition opening of Dana Hatchett's "Erie Canal Re-Imagined," barn-raisings, kids activities, craft vendors, FREE ICE CREAM (for kids, generously donated by Stewart's), blacksmithing and textile demonstrations inspired by the Erie Canal, and family-friendly tours of the historic Mabee house. Our Mohawk River bateaux will also be on site!

DestinyUSA-small-logo---newThe 2017 Summer Movie Express is coming to Regal Cinemas at Destiny USA --

Syracuse, N.Y. - The Summer Movie Express is returning to Destiny USA’s Regal Cinemas June 27th through August 23rd. Regal Cinemas will show select G- and PG-rated movies every Tuesday and Wednesday at 10:00am. Tickets will be available for purchase at the box office, and admission will be only $1. Seating will be limited to theater capacity.

Fishing Derby at Hanford MillsEast Meredith, N.Y. – A sweet reward is coming thanks to all those who cut and hauled ice at the Ice Harvest Festival at Hanford Mills Museum. On that February day, more than seven tons of ice were cut from the Mill pond and then stored in the Ice House. On July 4th, that ice will be used to make ice cream on a steam-powered churn, and visitors to the Museum’s Independence Day Celebration can sample the cool treat.

NYC Pride50th Anniversary of Stonewall Riots, Birthplace of Modern Gay Rights Movement, to Coincide with WorldPride 2019

New “One World, One Pride, One New York City – Unite in 2019” Invitational Campaign Encourages Travel for WorldPride 2019

New York, N.Y. NYC & Company, New York City’s official destination marketing organization, has joined with Heritage of Pride, organizers of NYC Pride, to formally announce the two-year countdown to WorldPride 2019. Set to take place in New York City in June 2019, the global celebration of Pride will coincide with the historic 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots—the birthplace of the modern gay rights movement—making it a year to underscore New York City’s progress and resilience as a global LGBTQ capital.