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Posts for August 2011

New Tourism Initiative to Spur Economic Development in Upstate New York and Honor the Underground Railroad

Aug 24, 2011 by I Love New York Staff

•	African American storyteller and scholar Dr. David Anderson portrayed abolitionist Frederick Douglass to begin the event announcing a joint Underground Railroad tourism iniative. OPRHP Commissioner Rose Harvey, Congressman Paul Tonko, Markly Wilson of I LOVE NEW YORK, and Erie Canalway Executive Director Beth Sciumeca look on.Federal and State Agencies promote Underground Railroad sites to travelers Albany, N.Y. - Congressman Paul Tonko joined officials from the National Park Service; Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor; I LOVE NEW YORK; the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation; and others today to announce a joint tourism initiative that aims to increase visitation to upstate ...

Hollywood2Go seminar at Eastman House Sept. 24-25 Part of Exciting September Calendar of Events

Aug 24, 2011 by I Love New York Staff

hollywood2go1.jpgExperience behind-the-scenes look at the studio process, led by movie execs Rochester, N.Y. - As part of its exciting roster of September events, the George Eastman House is hosting a two-day seminar titled Hollywood2Go, which presents filmmakers and movie-lovers an opportunity to get a behind-the-scenes look at the studio process of motion picture development, production, and marketing. ...

Antique Engines and Tractors will run again at ‘Crank It Up’ Show Sept. 17–18

Aug 24, 2011 by I Love New York Staff

Spectators at last year’s Crank It Up show gathered to watch how lumber was cut. (Photo by Elizabeth Macklen.)Sandy Creek, N.Y. - The Oswego County Fairgrounds in Sandy Creek will bustle with old engines, tractors, vendors and music at the Crank It Up! Antique Tractor and Engine Show Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 17 and 18, at the Sandy Creek Fairgrounds. Admission and parking are free. Founded about six years ago by Doreen Macklen, her husband Dale and son Jim, all of Boylston, the show has grown into a ...

Celebrity Chef Marcus Samuelsson and Fashion Designer Adrienne Vittadini Highlight Saratoga Wine & Food and Fall Ferrari Festival, Sept. 9-11

Aug 23, 2011 by I Love New York Staff

Marcus SamuelssonItalian Trade Commission Returns as Presenting Partner of Epicurean Weekend Saratoga Springs, N.Y. - Marcus Samuelsson, internationally acclaimed chef/owner of Red Rooster Harlem, best-selling author and restaurateur, and award-winning fashion designer Adrienne Vittadini will serve as Honorary Chairs for the 2011 Saratoga Wine & Food and Fall Ferrari Festival, September 9, 10 & 11 in ...

Fun at Gore Mountain Every Sat & Sun Now Through Columbus Day Weekend

Aug 22, 2011 by I Love New York Staff

goremountainskiresort.jpgNorth Creek, N.Y.  - Gore Mountain will be opening the Hudson Chair at the North Creek Ski Bowl for scenic rides and mountain biking August 27-28, so that region visitors have a chance to explore Little Gore during the summer!  The schedule will follow with six weekends of Northwoods Gondola fun from Labor Day to Columbus Day Weekends. The Hudson Chair operation coincides with the first ...

I Love New York Invites You to Explore the Finger Lakes Region on a Tankful of Gas

Aug 22, 2011 by I Love New York Staff

Keuka Lake – A drive along the Keuka Lake Wine Trail is filled with stunning scenery, and great shops, restaurants and country inns. Award-winning wineries along the lake offer tours, tasting and events. (Darren McGee/NYS DED)Great New York State Fair, Award-winning wineries, pristine scenery and world-class museums beckon travelers from around the globe 

Albany, N.Y. - Named for eleven pristine lakes that spread like fingers across its fertile land, New York State's Finger Lakes region dazzles with natural wonders, unique attractions, and some of the world's finest wine. Rivers connect the lakes to Great Lake ...

Wilmington Celebrates 8th Annual Festival of Colors on September 10

Aug 22, 2011 by I Love New York Staff

8th Annual Festival of Colors will be celebrated on September 10 in Wilmington. Wilmington, N.Y. - The Whiteface Region Business and Tourism Center (WFRBTC), Town of Wilmington and local sponsors are pleased to host the 8th Annual Festival of the Colors on Saturday, September 10, from 10:00 5:00 p.m. on Springfield Road in Wilmington. The Festival will feature live entertainment by Organized Chaos, Pipsqueak the Clown and Santa's Workshop, and will include horse ...

Howe Caverns Honors Employees’ Service; Welcomes 96 New Employees

Aug 22, 2011 by I Love New York Staff

howlogo.jpgHowes Cave, N.Y. - Four Howe Caverns' employees recently were recognized for their service during the annual Employee Banquet and Awards Ceremony at the Best Western Inn, Cobleskill. The landmark Schoharie County attraction also welcomed 96 new employees to its ranks, including 40 staffers at Howe High Adventure. For their tenure at Howe Caverns, three Tour Guides each received their awards ...

Fulton County Chamber Presents Breakfast on Heritage Tourism

Aug 19, 2011 by I Love New York Staff

fulton-county-chamber.jpg Gloversville, N.Y. - The Fulton County Regional Chamber of Commerce & Industry has planned a breakfast event entitled "Celebrating Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Women's Rights in Fulton County - Opportunities for our Businesses and Communities for Heritage Tourism" featuring special guest speaker Dr. Judith Wellman, author of The Road to Seneca Falls, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and the First ...

12th Annual Hudson River Valley Ramble Announces “Jetaway” Sweepstakes With JetBlue Airways Presented by EscapeMaker

Aug 19, 2011 by I Love New York Staff

hudson-river-valley-ramble-tall.jpgOne Hudson River Valley Ramble attendee will win two flight certificates good for travel to any JetBlue non-stop city from the New York metropolitan area Albany, N.Y. - The Hudson River Valley Greenway and National Heritage Area announce a chance for Hudson River Valley Ramble attendees to enter to win two JetBlue airline flight certificates to any JetBlue Non-Stop City from the New York ...

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