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Posts for August 2009

Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art to open two 'Art and the River’ exhibitions in September

Aug 31, 2009 by I Love New York Staff

greg-miller.jpgNew Paltz, NY – The Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art at the State University of New York at New Paltz will present the final two exhibitions in its six-month “Art and the River” series, the college’s contribution to the Hudson River Quadricentennial, beginning next month.


“The Hudson River: A Great American Treasure” by Greg Miller and “Inscription” by Philippine Hoegen and Carolien Stikker ...

Explore Albany During New York’s First Heritage Weekend

Aug 31, 2009 by I Love New York Staff

albany1.jpgAlbany, N.Y. -- When New York State celebrates it first Heritage Weekend on Sept. 12 and 13, the place to be is Albany. “Many of our great attractions are offering historically themed events, reduced admissions and more to celebrate our unique cultural heritage,” said Michele Vennard, president and CEO of the Albany County Convention & Visitors Bureau. "We encourage everyone to explore Albany ...

400 New Reasons to Love New York This Fall

Aug 28, 2009 by I Love New York Staff

iloveny-stack1.jpgEmpire State Celebrates 400th Anniversary of Historic Hudson-Champlain Sailings with Enormous Autumn Value Promotion

New York, NY - New York is a State that likes to do things big - including celebrating its history.  In honor of the 400th Anniversary of Henry Hudson's exploration of the river that now bears his name, as well as Samuel de Champlain's historic discovery of his stunning namesake ...

Michael Feinstein performs concert for George Eastman House Oct. 11

Aug 28, 2009 by I Love New York Staff

feinstein.jpgTickets on sale now for performance by four-time Grammy® nominee, who will be named George Eastman Honorary Scholar Rochester, N.Y. - "Ambassador of the Great American Songbook" and four-time Grammy® nominee Michael Feinstein will give an intimate concert at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 11, to benefit George Eastman House, in honor of the museum's 60th anniversary. At the event, Feinstein will receive ...

Talk Like a Pirate Weekend at Strong National Museum of Play® September 12 & 13

Aug 28, 2009 by I Love New York Staff

Today we’re learning the Pirate Alphabet … the first letter is “Arrrrrrrrrrrrrr”Aargh, matey! Calling all landlubbers and scallywags! Rochester, NY - Sail over for some swash-bucklin' adventures during Talk Like a Pirate Weekend at Strong National Museum of Play Saturday, September 12 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, September 13 from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. (presented in conjunction with Talk Like a Pirate Day, September 19). Prepare to drop anchor for a weekend of ...

Albany Convention Center Authority Board Approves Second Land Purchase for Proposed Convention Center

Aug 28, 2009 by I Love New York Staff

Albany, N.Y. (Aug. 28)  - The Board of Directors of the Albany Convention Center Authority (ACCA) today approved the purchase of the second parcel of land for the proposed New York State convention center to be located off Broadway and along Hudson Ave. This investment is being made by the State of New York, at the direction of Governor David A. Paterson. The governor approved an allocation of ...

Great Lakes Seaway Trail Byway Tourism Reps Take Travel Message to Canada

Aug 28, 2009 by I Love New York Staff

Great Lakes Seaway Trail President & CEO Teresa Mitchell; Thomas Ranese, Chief Marketing Officer for Empire State Development Corporation; Fort La Presentation Association President Barbara O’Keefe; and New York State French and Indian War 250th Anniversary Commemoration Commission Vice Chair Nicholas Westbrook participated in the recent I Love New York travel marketing campaign to Canada.Sackets Harbor, NY - Representatives from across the Great Lakes Seaway Trail byway that parallels the Saint Lawrence River and Great Lakes shoreline were recently among 43 tourism representatives on an I Love New York marketing campaign in Canada. The New York State Empire State Development Corporation Division of Tourism organized the campaign that stopped in Toronto, Ottawa, and Montreal. ...

I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Cream Cheese!

Aug 27, 2009 by I Love New York Staff

It’s not just for bagels!Lowville, NY - Lowville's 5th Annual Cream Cheese Festival takes place Saturday, Sept. 19 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; admission is free. This unique event is held in the streets of this historic town, centrally located in the heart of Lewis County. The Festival includes live music, fun contests for both children and adults, delicious local food, local artists, Cream Cheese Festival store, cream ...

New York State Gives Summer a Proper Send Off With Labor Day Values and Specials

Aug 27, 2009 by I Love New York Staff

iloveny-stack1.jpgNew York, NY - New York State ( is celebrating Labor Day with a number of hotel packages, discounts and special events offering travelers one last shot at a quick and easy getaway during the final days of summer. Ranging from State Fair passes and antique markets to spa specials and hotel discounts, travelers can give summer a proper send off this Labor Day weekend by taking ...

Free “Strong Perspectives” Lecture Series Brings Foremost Scholars on Childhood in America to Strong National Museum of Play®

Aug 26, 2009 by I Love New York Staff

video-gamers.jpgRochester, NY - Strong National Museum of Play brings the nation's foremost scholars on childhood to Rochester for Strong Perspectives, a free lecture series about the changing roles of children and play throughout American history. Thursday, September 17, 7:30 p.m., "Gaming Beyond Gaming" James Paul Gee, PhD, Professor of Literacy Studies, Arizona State University observes that video games ...

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