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Posts from August 2020

Celebration of HopsMumford, August 18, 2020 – One of New York State’s original cash crops was the hop plant, evidenced today by Western New York’s thriving craft beer industry. This Labor Day, Genesee Country Village & Museum is celebrating all things hops during the Hop Harvest Festival on Monday, September 7. The Museum will take visitors through the history of beer and hops from the field, through fermentation, and into the glass.

Visitors can learn about brewing traditions at one of the only 19th-century working breweries in the U.S. and see the hops being harvested on site, then sit a spell in the Pavilion Garden, where beer will be sold in taste-sized portions so guests can enjoy several varieties, including GCV&M's signature Fat Ox Ale and Stocking Hill Ale, and a selection of craft beer from Flying Bison Brewing Co. Wine and cider will also be on offer.

Otisco_Bill HechtIthaca, NY—The Finger Lakes Land Trust today announced it has acquired a 35-acre property featuring 2,300 feet of undeveloped shoreline at the southeastern end of Otisco Lake, in the town of Otisco. The property was identified as a priority for protection due to its role in maintaining the lake’s water quality.

The acquisition features meadows with scattered trees as well as several shallow ponds, two seasonal tributaries to the lake, and forested wetlands. Flocks of waterfowl utilize the area during migration and herons are frequently observed feeding in the ponds. The site also provides habitat for area Bald Eagles. 

Madame TussaudsFamilies can Honor Local Healthcare Workers by Sharing Their Visit on Social Media 

New York City (August 21, 2020) – Madame Tussauds New York officially reopens to guests on Wednesday, August 26. The attraction will be open from 11 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday. Star-studded safety measures in line with government advice and the requirements of local health authorities have been introduced including timed and dated tickets, social distancing guidelines, contactless payment, enhanced cleaning and employee health screenings. Additionally, interactive experiences, photo props and the 4D theater are temporarily unavailable. Face coverings must be worn by all guests and capacity will be restricted to no more than 25 percent of permitted occupancy. Madame Tussauds New York has taken NYC & Company’s Stay Well New York Pledge which is backed by public health protocols, to help businesses reopen responsibly.

J. S. Wooley (American 1867-1930), Guide Boats, Southern View from Sabbath Day Point, Lake George, ca. 1909Glens Falls, NY (August 21, 2020) — Tripadvisor, the world’s largest travel platform, has announced that the Hyde Collection is a winner of a coveted Travelers’ Choice (formerly Certificate of Excellence) award. Travelers’ Choice winners are calculated based on reviews and opinions collected on Tripadvisor over the last year, taking into account both the quantity and quality of reviews. Such awards are given only to those attractions that land among the top 10 percent of all listings worldwide.

Fresh Air AdventuresGenesee, Livingston, Orleans and Wyoming Counties are excited to launch a new regional tourism program – “Fresh Air Adventures – New York’s Falls to the Finger Lakes”. This is a refresh of the successful long-running Country Byways of Greater Niagara and the Finger Lakes program, which has existed for over 25 years and has given the GLOW Counties collaborative capabilities to leverage our unique rural towns and villages, collective attractions and prime location between Niagara Falls and the Finger Lakes.

I LOVE NY Logo - stacked11 Must-Visit Small Towns in Upstate New York  - Thrillist, MSN.

Stay in One of these Cozy Cabins for Under $200 a Night – Outside.

The 12 Best Lakefront Hotels in the U.S. – Indagare.

Women's Equality Day ForumWhen: Wednesday, August 26, 2020 from 4:00–5:00 pm via Zoom

RSVP: dmwardell76@gmail.com for emailed Zoom link to join by computer or phone

Clinton County, N.Y. - The public is invited to join the League of Women Voters of the North Country and Clinton County Historical Association members to mark the Centennial Anniversary of the adoption of the Nineteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution which prohibits the states and the federal government from denying the right to vote to citizens of the United States on the basis of sex.

Local League member Penelope Clute will offer introductory remarks on the historical significance of the day. Michelle Cromwell, PhD., SUNY Vice President for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion/Chief Diversity Officer will offer a keynote address, “The Crossroads: Where Democracy, Social Justice and Civil Rights Meet.”…

Votes for WomenCVNHP Crown Point/TI Historical Society Event Taking Place Aug 21-23, 2020 at Crown Point State Historic Site

Crown Point, N.Y. – Explore the early days of the suffrage movement, its relevance to civil rights and the emergence of modern-day women in the workplace with a film series and historical presentations celebrating the centennial of suffrage.

Bring a lawn chair and join us under the tent on the shores of Lake Champlain. Pack a picnic lunch or dinner – or grab something from our food truck. Registration required, seating limited to 40 for each session. 

sunflower selfie projectUtica, NY (August 18, 2020) — Oneida County Tourism (OCT) is excited to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment (Women’s right to vote) in conjunction with their 2020 Sunflower Selfie Project. The purpose of this project is to educate locals on the history of our state and encourage them to visit Wagner Farms now through mid-September and post a selfie in the sunflower fields with the hashtag #SunflowerSelfieNY.

Fort TiconderogaFeaturing access to the 2,000-acre property and a special itinerary

Ticonderoga, NY – Fort Ticonderoga will host a Two-Day Homeschool Event for homeschool students and their parents on Thursday, September 10 and Friday, September 11, 2020 from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The capacity is limited to 450 visitors per day and it is suggested that you arrive early (9:30 a.m. being the earliest). There is a special Homeschool rate that will be applied at the Admissions Booth upon arrival. There is no pre-registering for this event. For more information and to view the full schedule, visit www.fortticonderoga.org or call 518-585-2821.

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