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Posts from June 2017

Curbstone FestivalGet ready. Get set. Get shopping!

Skaneateles, N.Y. – Skaneateles’ Curbstone Festival and Sidewalk Sales return July 20-22 along Genesee, Jordan and Fennell streets. Hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. 

“The Curbstone Festival is a longstanding tradition in which the streets come alive with unique bargains and family entertainment,” says Tara Lynn, executive director of the Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce, which organizes the event. “Many people plan their summer vacations around it.”…

Trolley into Mark Twain CountryElmira, N.Y. – The Chemung County Chamber of Commerce’s Trolley into Mark Twain Country begins its 2017 summer tours on Wednesday, July 5. The trolley is operated as a joint initiative between Chemung County, the Chemung Valley History Museum, Terp’s Enterprises, and the Chemung County Chamber of Commerce, providing tours each summer to promote tourism in our area.

Ticonderoga StreetFestTiconderoga, NY – June 22, 2017 - The Ticonderoga Montcalm Street Partnership (TMSP) is pleased to announce that they will host the 9th Annual StreetFest in Historic Downtown Ticonderoga on Saturday, July 29, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. The 2017 StreetFest will include shopping, sidewalk sales, non-stop live entertainment, arts and crafts, variety of vendors, food, Farmers’ Market, fun, Star Trek Original Series Set Tour, and a variety of kid’s activities. Admission to the event is free and open to the public.

Independence Day Fort TiconderogaTiconderoga, N.Y. – Join Fort Ticonderoga July 1-4 for a four-day celebration this Independence Day weekend. Celebrate freedom by exploring the year 1777 when America was consumed in the labor of liberty. Participate in the fight for freedom when the Northern Department of the Continental Army fought to keep the great fortress of Ticonderoga from falling into British control. Take the experience onto the water aboard the recreated 1920s tour boat Carillon. Dig into the centuries of military history during guided tours in the historic gardens.

NYS GrangeSeneca Falls, N.Y.  - The New York State Grange has announced its program lineup for the August 8-10, 2017 Empire Farm Days at Rodman Lott and Son Farms in Seneca Falls, NY. The schedule includes a live dog and handler team, quilter, spinner, NYS Grange Youth, local historians Fran Barbieri and Fred Capozzi, Hot Wheels collector Richard McKee and The Council on Alcoholism.

Excelsior PR logoGovernor Launches Adventure NY Initiative in Time for the Busy Summer Season

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the completion of the new visitor center at Five Rivers Environmental Education Center in Delmar, Albany County and launched the new Adventure NY initiative, designed to connect New Yorkers with the state’s outdoor destinations. The new $8.9 million visitor center, funded by NY Works and the State’s Environmental Protection Fund, invites visitors to explore Five Rivers’ local fields, ponds, forests, birds, and history through interactive displays and exhibits.

GO NorthTupper Lake, N.Y. – The Wild Center is pleased to announce GoNorth, a new itinerary-based tourism collaboration which will help draw more visitors – particularly international tourists - to Northern New York State. With coordination among more than 20 tourism organizations, attractions and businesses, the project team has created a new itinerary to highlight many of the great sights, shops, accommodations and stories found in this region.

ROOST LOGOPress invited to reception with international delegation and local sports committee

Lake Placid, N.Y. – In January, a Lake Placid/ Adirondack delegation went on a fact-finding trip about the World University Games in Almaty, Kazakhstan, to begin evaluating the feasibility of hosting the games in the future. They met with FISU officials and attended several meetings to discuss the idea.

Pollinator WeekTupper Lake, N.Y. – Things are buzzing at The Wild Center, with Pollinator Week, Wake Up on the Raquette, iForest and much more!

Pollinator Week. June 19-25. Flowers bob and wave as bees alight on their petals. They are busy about the slow, steady work of pollination. This effort does more than provide beautiful floral scenery; the work being done by these creatures contributes to our food security and survival. Take a moment and join The Wild Center as we delve deeper into the story of these creatures, whose fate is connected with our own.

Kelly - Red BlueEllsworth Kelly: Slow Curve
Ellsworth Kelly: Fruits & Flowers
June 24 to September 17, 2017
Glens Falls, N.Y. — Jordan D. Schnitzer collects the works of more than 900 artists, but when he stands in a room with artwork by Ellsworth Kelly, it is as though the rest of the world fades away. "I feel an inner calm, almost a meditative state," the Portland, Oregon-based art collector and philanthropist said.