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Posts from August 2019

TIME - World's Greatest Places 2019National Comedy Center Selected as One of Only Nine  U.S. Attractions to Visit and Experience Right Now

Jamestown, NY – August 22, 2019 – The National Comedy Center was named one of TIME’s “World’s Greatest Places” in the publication’s September 2, 2019 cover story, just out today online and on newsstands tomorrow. The National Comedy Center was selected as one of only “100 new and newly noteworthy destinations to experience right now” and one of only nine attractions to visit in the United States. (link: https://time.com/collection/worlds-greatest-places-2019/5654124/national-comedy-center-jamestown-new-york/)…

The DeMerritt FamilyCongressman Tonko recognizes Capital Region Participants

WATERFORD, NY- Congressman Paul D. Tonko, representatives of the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor, and Capital Region participants of the Canalway Challenge celebrated a significant milestone today at a reception at the Waterford Harbor Visitor Center: people from 24 US states, Puerto Rico, and Canada have pledged to walk, run, cycle, and paddle 300,000 miles along New York’s canals and Canalway Trail this year as part of the Canalway Challenge. The new program invites people to trace history while tracking miles to discover all they can do along New York’s canals.

1929 Chris-Craft sedan boat TopperSyracuse, N.Y. – A 1913 runabout with original equipment. Country singer Alan Jackson's 1955 cruiser called Flat Top. The 1929 Chris-Craft Sedan Topper. A Mullins Steel Sea Eagle and more vessels spanning 100 years of recreational boats are featured in the new Great New York State Fair Maritime Heritage showcase at the August 21-September 2, 2019 event in Syracuse, N.Y.

New York Sea Grant, the Great New York State Fair, Boating Industries Association of Upstate New York, and H. Lee White Maritime Museum are sponsoring the mock marina exhibit organized with several contributing partners.

I LOVE NY Logo - stackedWater Safari Resort Will Grow, Add New Attractions at its Enchanted Forest Water Safari Water Theme Park with $500,000 from Upstate Revitalization Initiative Funds

The Park is Ranked 4th in the U.S. and 17th in the World in TripAdvisor’s 2019 “Traveler’s Choice” for Best Water Parks

NEW YORK – August 15, 2019 – Empire State Development announced that Water Safari Resort, located in Old Forge in Herkimer County, will expand and enhance its globally ranked Enchanted Forest Water Safari water theme park by adding three new water slides and replacing two older slides, Killermanjaro and Serengeti Surf Hill, among other improvements. Empire State Development has awarded $500,000 in funding from the Upstate Revitalization Initiative towards this project that, when completed, is expected to increase traffic significantly in the region.

ABM State Fair SkiffNew State Fair Maritime Exhibit

Syracuse, N.Y. – Recreational boats spanning the decades since 1913 in a dry-land marina. Current-model boats representing modern hull and propulsion design. Historic lighthouses and shipwrecks. Boating and aquatic science experts. On-the-State-Fair-pond skiff rowing opportunities. All this is part of the new Great New York State Fair Maritime Heritage showcase at the August 21-September 2, 2019 event in Syracuse, N.Y.

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