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Posts from June 2021

Adirondack RailroadUtica, N.Y. - It’s “all aboard” the Adirondack Railroad as train operations are set to begin again this Friday, July 2nd, after almost nineteen months of suspension due to Covid-19.

Excursion trains from Thendara to Otter Lake will start on July 2nd, with trains from Utica to Thendara starting July 10th. On July 23rd, the railroad will start the much-anticipated Beer & Wine Train series featuring live music. The beer and wine trains will run thru mid-October. One of their most popular trains, the Polar Express, will be opening additional seats for all trips this holiday season.

NYS Reimagine Rebuild RenewReservations for Hassle-free Campsites Now Being Accepted

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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced a new partnership between the New York Power Authority, New York State Canal Corporation and Tentrr to provide overnight accommodations through hassle-free campsites alongside New York's Canals this summer. As part of Governor Cuomo's Reimagine the Canals initiative and the recently announced "On the Canals" excursions program, Tentrr created four fully-outfitted campsites for visitors to reserve, most within a short distance of a free "On the Canals" excursion opportunity.

ESD_logoWater Safari Resort’s New Attractions at its Enchanted Forest Water Safari Water Theme Park Assisted with $500,000 from Upstate Revitalization Initiative Funds

The Park is Ranked 4th in the U.S. and 17th in the World in TripAdvisor’s 2019 “Traveler’s Choice” for Best Water Parks

Photos of New Attractions Here

Empire State Development today announced the opening of Water Safari Resort, located in Old Forge in Herkimer County, after enhancing its globally ranked Enchanted Forest Water Safari water theme park by adding three new water slides and replacing two older slides, Killermanjaro and Serengeti Surf Hill, among other improvements. Empire State Development awarded $500,000 in funding from the Upstate Revitalization Initiative towards this project which is expected to increase traffic significantly in the region. 

Independence Day Celebration - GCVMStepping Beyond the Battlefield to Experience Daily Life in 1860s New York State

Mumford, N.Y. – The grounds of Genesee Country Village & Museum will transform into a bustling community experiencing the wake of national conflict during Civil War Living History Weekend (Saturday, July 17, and Sunday, July 18, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.). Instead of focusing on live battle reenactments, GCV&M will put all of its energies into interpreting the daily lives of soldiers and civilians during the Civil War. The event will highlight the war’s relevancy in Western New York and present programing that will bring the diversity of the region in the 1860s to life.

ALIVE ON 25 Summer Street FestivalRiverhead, NY (June, 2020) - The Downtown Riverhead Business Improvement District [BID] announces the revival of its largest event,  Alive on 25 [AO25], returning for four Thursday nights in July and August, 2021. It’s the biggest and most anticipated event in Riverhead!

The series kicks off July 1st with fireworks scheduled for 9:15pm. Three events will follow on July 15, 19, and August 12, 2021 (rain date August 19). All events run from 5-9:30pm along Peconic Avenue and Main Street, between Griffing Avenue (west) and Union Avenue (east).

Ganondagan logoFree Pop up Events in Lieu of Indigenous Music & Arts Festival 

Victor, NY— On the last three Saturdays in July (17, 24, 31), Friends of Ganondagan will host Ögwe’öweh - “Original People” POP-UP Saturdays featuring Haudenosaunee artists, demonstrators, storytellers, music, dance, shopping, and food. All events are free, and attendees will be required to adhere to NYS COVID-19 Safety Guidelines and Regulations.

ESD_logoFirst of its Kind Cidery uses Minimal Energy for Heating and Cooling Harnessing the Power of the Seasons

Photos May be Viewed Here

Empire State Development (ESD) has announced that Seminary Hill Cidery has completed construction of its new building to house cider making operations, while serving as a tasting room to welcome residents and visitors. The cider maker and orchard, located in the Hamlet of Callicoon, Sullivan County, invested $4.9 million to build the new facility at its 12-acre orchard that features more than 1,500 trees growing over 60 American heirloom, English and French varieties of apples and pears. Seminary Hill focuses on a holistic approach to the orchard's ecosystem, growing fruit without the use of chemical pesticides.

Ticonderoga Area Chamber of CommerceTiconderoga, NY – June 29, 2021 – Take Out Tuesdays will officially launch in coordination with the 2021 Summer Concert Series presented by the Ticonderoga Festival Guild. Take Out Tuesdays is being organized by the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce (TACC).

Dates for the Summer Concert Series and special Take-Out Tuesdays are July 6th, July 13th, July 20th, July 27th, and August 10th at 7:00 PM. The concerts take place at 132 Montcalm Street in Ticonderoga in front of the Ticonderoga Community Building with a rain location of the Knights of Columbus Pavilion. All concerts take place rain or shine.

GL 10639 - enter the center.jpgAcclaimed artist known for experiments in color, composition, and non-conformity

July 10, 2021 — January 2, 2022

Saratoga Springs, N.Y. (June 24, 2021) — The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College announces that the next artist in its influential Opener series will be Sarah Cain. The exhibition Opener 33: Sarah Cain—Enter the Center opens July 10 and will be on view through January 2, 2022.

Los Angeles–based artist Cain explores and expands upon traditional ideas of painting, often modifying canvases by cutting and braiding, painting on all sides, and installing the canvas with the back facing the viewer. She paints on other surfaces, too, including interior and exterior walls, floors, and dollar bills, and often includes found objects such as crystals, feathers, beads, and other items with a personal connection.

Skaneateles Curbstone FestivalSkaneateles, N.Y. - After being rescheduled and relocated last year due to the pandemic, Skaneateles’ Curbstone Festival and Sidewalk Sales return to the village this summer, July 15-17. The family-friendly event runs 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. 

“Curbstone is a longstanding tradition in the village—one that families plan their summer vacations around,” says Hilary Fenner, executive director of the Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce. “The streets come alive with unique offerings, while children are enchanted by balloon art and juggling.”…