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Excelsior PR logoSixth Annual Event Promotes North Country Tourism, Supporting Statewide Industry that Generated a Record $67.6 Billion in Direct Visitor Spending

Nearly 244 Million Visitors Traveled to New York State, Supporting Economic Impact of More Than $100 Billion for Fourth Straight Year

Bassmaster Elite Series to Return to Waddington, St. Lawrence County August 23-26

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the success of the 2018 Adirondack Challenge, promoting the world-class tourism destinations and recreational opportunities in the North Country.

Excelsior PR logoAs Visitors Stream into Cooperstown During Hall of Fame Weekend, State's Support Ensures Long-Term Future for Doubleday Field   

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the Village of Cooperstown has been awarded a grant of up to $3 million to support rehabilitation efforts and upgrades that will modernize and preserve the historic Doubleday Field. The nearly $6 million project will ensure Doubleday Field's long-term future as a staple of the local economy and the game of baseball. Additionally, the project aligns with the tourism and downtown revitalization strategies identified by the Mohawk Valley Regional Economic Development Council, which recommended New York State's support through the Upstate Revitalization Initiative.

Fort Ticonderoga Corn MazeTiconderoga, N.Y. - What activity combines solving puzzles and testing your knowledge of history with fresh air, sunshine, and over two miles of winding trails? Fort Ticonderoga’s Heroic Maze: A Corm Maze Adventure! Beginning August 11, bring the family along to test your navigational skills among towering stalks of corn in Fort Ticonderoga’s six-acre corn maze located near the King’s Garden. The design changes every year, making it the perfect annual family fun activity! …

NYS Parks, Recreation, Historic Preservation Germantown, N.Y. – On Saturday, August 4 at 3:00 p.m. Clermont State Historic Site will present “Luminarium Dance Company in Concert: Exploring Female Identity at Clermont”. Company founders Merli V. Guerra and Kimberleigh A. Holman have created two new pieces of dance exclusively for Clermont, exploring the lives of women who called Clermont home and the Livingstons’ relationship to the landscape.

Apex-Entertainment-Marlborough-136Experience the excitement of multifaceted entertainment with state-of-the-art VR experiences, bumper cars, laser tag, bowling, virtual shooting lounge, arcade and more

Syracuse, N.Y. - Action and adventure junkies will soon have one of the most complete and diverse entertainment venues in Central New York to harness their adrenaline. Apex Entertainment Center, boasting over 55,000 square feet of fun for all ages, has announced plans to bring its thrill-inducing mix of amusements and attractions to Destiny USA. The action-packed venue will occupy the former All-Star Alley & Tavern space on the third level of Destiny USA’s Canyon Area and undergo a complete transformation prior to opening. Apex Entertainment Center is scheduled to open later this year.

5 Two wheel Irish Jaunting Car c 1890Southampton, N.Y. – On Saturday, August 18, the Southampton Historical Museum will present “100 Years of Photographs from Morris Studio: 1892-1992.” This exhibit presents the rich history of the South Fork on Long Island through the historic archives from The Morris Studio. The photographs date as far back as 1892. Though The Morris Studio closed its doors in 2017 the photographs show a long lost era of time to be presented over 100 years later. Among the photographs are local historic landmarks and portraits of local families.

Gomez Mill HouseWander off the beaten path for some unforgettable Hudson Valley experiences.

Orange County, N.Y.  – Located just 60 miles north of New York City, Orange County, N.Y. is known for its scenic landscapes, historic sites and acclaimed farm-to-table restaurants. Visitors come from far and wide to see these famous Hudson Valley attractions, but those willing to veer off the beaten path can also discover local gems that may stand out less in travel guides, but that lead to treasured experiences.

Fulton FryarBlue Mountain Lake, N.Y. – Adirondack Experience, the Museum on Blue Mountain Lake, is pleased to announce a new acquisition on view in its Life in the Adirondacks exhibition: a cramped, dilapidated shack, known as “The Closet”, that for two summers was home to a young, talented African-American tenor, Fulton Fryar. Through the combined efforts of Adirondack Architectural Heritage, the Seagle Music Colony, and Adirondack Experience, this historic artifact was saved from demolition and will enlighten thousands of museum visitors on the history of racial discrimination in the Adirondack Park.

Sweet AmiantoJuly 28–29, 2018

Co-presented with Cinema Tropical. Organized by guest curator Ela Bittencourt, who will introduce screenings.

New York, N.Y. – The Museum of the Moving Image has announced a weekend-long series celebrates the Brazilian LGBTQ community’s contribution to contemporary cinema with 'LGBTQ Brazil' a unique lineup of recent films, all screening in New York for the first time.

Hyde Collection late night eventsGlens Falls, N.Y. —For the third year in a row, The Hyde Collection will stay open late Thursday evenings in August to present special programming in the Hyde Night Out series. 

This year's Hyde Night Out kicked off at last week's Art Battle, which challenged seven teams to create works of art from JUST Water recyclables. The series continues August 2 with Clue at The Hyde, a special mystery tour; August 9 with a lecture, Plein Air: Perception and Passion; and wraps up August 16 with Beyond the Practice, a yoga event.

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