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Posts from July 2017

Yonkers Gallery GroupYonkers, N.Y. (July 19, 2017) – Returning for its second month on Thurs., August 3 from 5:30-7:30 p.m., the First Thursday Gallery Hop is excited to announce the addition of Urban Studio Unbound (US+U) to the list of participating galleries in the monthly art walk. Other studios include Blue Door, PC4, Philipse Manor Hall, and Riverfront Art Gallery.

Each month, galleries extend their hours so visitors can explore Yonkers’ art scene through self-guided walking tours, bringing together art lovers, community members, and repeat visitors who collect art, dine, and shop at local businesses.

Saratoga Auto AuctionSaratoga Springs, N.Y. – The Saratoga Auto Auction, presented by the Saratoga Auto Museum, announces a world-class classic car auction taking place on September 22 and 23rd, 2017.  Up for bid will be 200 unique and vintage autos, classic boats and motorcycles, all scheduled to be auctioned from the stage at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC) as well as online via Proxibid and by phone. Celebrated auctioneer Brent Earlywine will preside.

One in a Million

Jul 18, 2017

Wild Center One Millionth VisitorTupper Lake, N.Y. –  Less than five years after The Wild Center welcomed its first 500,000 visitors, today just after 12:30pm it celebrated eight-year old Andrew Chrien of South Carolina as the one-millionth person to walk through the Center’s doors.
 
Andrew, accompanied by his siblings Tyler, 6, Laura 4, and Mattie, 2, as well as his mother, Colleen Chrien, and grandparents, Charlie and Laurie Wall, was visiting The Wild Center for the first time. “I was not expecting it,” said Andrew. “I was just expecting to come here and learn about animals”…

Orange County TourismTourists who go outside the mainstream gain great rewards.

Orange County, N.Y. (July 14, 2017) – The Hudson Valley has long been a popular summer destination, but there are several little known spots that most visitors are overlooking. These hidden gems of Orange County, N.Y. are not as widely promoted but offer spectacular views and experiences just off the beaten path.

“These are some local favorites that residents return to over and over again,” said Orange County Tourism Director Susan Hawvermale. “Each of them offers an inside look at our culture of the Hudson Valley.”

Top Hidden Gems include:

Elks-Brox Park: Route 97, Port Jervis. Magnificent view of the Neversink Valley and the Delaware River. The mountain top overlooks Historic Port Jervis, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. Eleven miles of groomed hiking trails, picnic and barbecue areas. Open dawn to dusk. Call 845-858-4000 or visit portjervisny.org/about/attractions.

Chautauqua Hotel renderingUpscale Waterfront Property will Attract Visitors and Revenue to the Region  - Rendering Here

(July 14, 2017) Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the groundbreaking of a $33 million deluxe hotel on the shores of Chautauqua Lake. Hart Hotels Inc. and Krog Group will work in tandem to build the $33 million upscale hotel in the lake front community of Celoron. The project is one of the largest private-sector-fueled, tourism-based developments to take place in Chautauqua County.

“Chautauqua Lake is one of Western New York State’s greatest tourism assets and by building these high-quality accommodations, we are showcasing the region’s unique waterfront areas to attract even more visitors and revenue,” Governor Cuomo said.

Argentine celebration at SPACPre-Show events include Argentine polo players and horses and asado

Film Forum screening of Un Tango Mas (One Last Tango) and tango lessons on July 22 at Spa Little Theater

Saratoga Springs, N.Y. – A celebration of Argentinian culture and traditions will surround the July 20 SPAC debut of percussive dance troupe Che Malambo with special pre-show features that include a pre-performance display of Argentine horses and polo players on the lawn, an Argentine asado and authentic cuisine at the Hall of Springs restaurant. The Film Forum @ SPAC will also present the acclaimed film Un Tango Mas along with tango lessons at the Spa Little Theater on July 22. Tickets and more information are available at spac.org.

Hyde smART Series10:30 am to 12:30 pm Tuesdays, July 18 to August 29

Glens Falls, N.Y. — Why does the line in this artwork feel like it is moving? Why does pattern sometimes mess with my eyes? Why do open spaces make me feel alone? This summer, all your children's art questions will be answered at The Hyde Collection's smART Series!

Held from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm every Tuesday from July 18 to August 29, the drop-in series will investigate creative concepts in Modern art, exploring how Contemporary artists express their ideas. Children will examine works on exhibition in the Museum's galleries, learn the concepts, then apply them to their own projects in the Art Studio.

Watervliet Historical Society Time LinesWatervliet, N.Y. – The Watervliet Historical Society is pleased to announce that on Saturday, August 19th and Sunday, August 20th, a display of military uniforms, customs, drills and weapon demonstrations through the ages will be presented at the Schuyler Flatts Historical Park in Menands. This event is sponsored by the Watervliet Historical Society with support from other local historical groups.

Finger Lakes Cheese FestivalPutting down roots!

Finger Lakes, N.Y. -- The sixth annual Finger Lakes Cheese Festival is slated for Saturday July 22rd, 2017 from 10:00am-5:00pm at Sunset View Creamery in Odessa, NY, just east of Watkins Glen and south of Ithaca. Sunset View is a founding member of the Finger Lakes Cheese Alliance, which puts on this annual family-focused event. The Planning Committee is excited to announce many new additions to this year's festival.

The event features a full farm market featuring creameries of the Finger Lakes Cheese Alliance providing tastings along with many local food and farm vendors.

Skaneteles Antique and Classic Boat ShowSkaneateles, N.Y. – For more than 15 years, John Hawbecker, of Salem, S.C., has made the 850-mile drive to Skaneateles with his 1959 Chris-Craft ski boat, Infatuation, in tow to exhibit at the Antique and Classic Boat Show. This year will be no different.

“My wife and I love this show—it has the best entertainment and the friendliest people,” said Hawbecker, who attends several shows a year across the country.