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Posts from July 2018

The Wild to Mild American Mustangs of Rose Hill RanchSeneca Falls, N.Y. – Every August the Rodman Lott and Son Farms' family in Seneca Falls, NY, makes 300 acres available for the largest outdoor agricultural trade show in the northeastern U.S. The exhibits and demonstrations at the show are not just for farmers but for anyone interested in rural living. This year's event is set for August 7-9, 2018. 

Finger Lakes Regional Tourism Council.Over 58,000 Jobs, over $3 Billion Spent by Visitors to Region in 2017

Pittsford, N.Y. - The newly released "Economic Impact of Tourism in New York" report by I Love NY announced the significant economic and employment impact of the tourism industry in the Finger Lakes region for 2017.

The Finger Lakes Regional Tourism Council (FLRTC), the official tourism promotion agency for the Finger Lakes Vacation Region, assisted in bringing an over $3 billion in traveler spend to the area last year - which accounted for 17% of traveler spending in Upstate New York and 5% of all traveler spending in the entire State in 2017.

Hyde Community DayNoon to 5 pm Sunday, August 12

Glens Falls, N.Y.—For this year's Community Day, The Hyde Collection is taking fine art to the streets, then back to the Museum. From noon to 5 pm Sunday, August 12, Community Day includes a friendly family competition, a scavenger hunt adventure, tours, and more — and serves as the culmination of the Museum’s inaugural Plein Air Festival, three days of artists painting al fresco throughout downtown Glens Falls.

Tour Cayuga - Make Some WavesUSA Today 10 Best Reader’s Choice Poll 

Cayuga County, Finger Lakes, NY – As of Sunday, the Finger Lakes was in first place in the USA Today 10Best Reader’s Choice poll to decide over the next three weeks the country’s best wine region.  The top-20 nominees were chosen by a group that included a panel of experts on wine, with the winners determined by online voting.

nan-goldin-kennySaratoga Springs, N.Y. — The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College announces the opening of a new exhibition, They’re, Their, There, which explores visual representations of queerness. The exhibition runs from Saturday, July 28, through Sunday September 30.

The works in the exhibition illustrate some of the various expression through which queer individuals combat stigmatization and assert empowered identities.

Jane Peterson - Gloucester FleetJane Peterson: At Home and Abroad; Changing the Landscape: Women Impressionists from the Thomas Clark Collection

Glens Falls, N.Y.—Jane Peterson (1876-1965) was born to Scandinavian immigrants in a Midwestern town just a decade after the Civil War. Ideas of women pursuing higher education and even careers were just gaining traction when the 1893 Columbian Exposition in Chicago featured The Woman's Building.

Happiness Hour at The StrongRochester, N.Y.—Adults age 21 and older are invited to enroll in space camp and enjoy science-fiction fun during the Happiest Hour at The Strong museum on Wednesday, August 15, from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. All proceeds from this event support The Strong’s educational mission and community outreach programs.

Enjoy a sampling of bar-style snacks courtesy of Salena’s Mexican Restaurant and cash bars featuring the local beers of Roc Brewing.

Tupper Lake TinmanTupper Lake, N.Y. — In 2018 Tupper Lake Tinman participants contributed $312,650 in direct spending to the region according to this year’s survey and direct expenditure results. One of the longest-running triathlons in the U.S., the race celebrated its 36th year with a field of 504 athletes on June 23. 

The survey, which was sponsored by the Tupper Lake Chamber of Commerce and the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism (ROOST), was distributed to this year’s race participants via email and by a notification in their race packet. …

Syracuse - Do Your ThingSyracuse, N.Y.  - The Teddy Bear Artist Invitational is one of the premier events showcasing soft sculpture artists in the United States. This year the showcase returns to Syracuse on August 16th with the theme “A Hallmark Moment.” The event will also serve as a fundraiser in support of the endangered species programs at the Rosemond Gifford Zoo.

Cooperstown Summer Music FestivalCooperstown, N.Y. – You can sing in the shower and whistle while you work, but can you perform an opera while baking a cake?

Mezzo-soprano Samantha Malk will attempt that feat when she performs Leo Hoiby’s Bon Appétit!, a one-woman opera based on Julia Child’s beloved cooking show, at the Otesaga Resort Hotel on Monday August 20 at 7:30pm. While accompanied by woodwind quintet and piano, Ms. Malk will whip up a cake – using real ingredients – right in front of the audience’s eyes.