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Posts from August 2021

The Shanley Hotel - Credit AmityPhotosStatewide haunted trail adds more ways to interact with spirits and learn the haunted stories, including Ghostly Getaway Packages, events, and a new social channel

Batavia, N.Y. – The Haunted History Trail of New York State has grown in 2021 to include new ghostly getaway travel packages, haunted partners, and events. The Trail has also added a new channel on social media site, TikTok, where viewers can catch video content telling the haunted backstory of locations across the state of New York.

Dansville Festival of BalloonsDansville, NY -  There’s excitement in the air in the Genesee Valley as the Dansville Festival of Balloons LTD. The Board of Directors has announced the return this Labor Day Weekend of the 40th Annual Dansville Festival of Balloons. The festival will take place beginning this Friday, September 3, 2021, through the evening of Sunday, September 5th, hosting the New York State Festival of Balloons at the Dansville Municipal Airport.

Discover Long IslandThe City of Long Beach Joins Downtown Promotional Program Developed During the Pandemic, Geared Towards Supporting the Deeply Impacted Tourism and Hospitality Industries

Long Beach, N.Y. – Discover Long Island’s Downtown Deals Travel Pass has grown to now include exclusive offers from small businesses within the city of Long Beach. Passholders will gain immediate access to discounts for local hotels, restaurants, beach-side rentals, and brewery experiences.

Discover Long IslandDiscover Long Island’s Social Media Strategy Has Been Recognized by US Travel Association as an Industry Leader

Long Island, N.Y. — Discover Long Island received U.S. Travel Association’s Destiny Award for Best Social Media Campaign last week at the annual ESTO conference in Los Angeles, California.

“Discover Long Island is leading destination marketing organizations across the globe with its innovative marketing initiatives. It’s no surprise the organization took home the win for its specialized utilization of social channels in promoting our world class destination,” said Chairman of the organization, Bryan Deluca.

Historic Huguenot StreetNew Paltz, NY (August 31, 2021) – Historic Huguenot Street will host Pathway to the Ballot Box for its final weekend starting Saturday, September 4. Pathway to the Ballot Box is a unique immersive theatre experience that will guide visitors on a journey through more than 300 years of local women’s history. Visitors will come face-to-face with characters inspired by the real women of New Paltz’s past and learn of their challenges, triumphs, fears, and accomplishments.

Mirror Lake Inn Resort and SpaFour Diamond Lake Placid property finishes first among waterfront properties in Northeast and New England and second in the nation

Lake Placid, N.Y. – Thanks to its many fans, friends and followers, the Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa in Lake Placid landed on the podium twice in USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice polling for best waterfront properties in the country.

In a lineup featuring the 20 best waterfront hotels in the United States as submitted by a panel of travel industry experts, the iconic resort property in the Adirondack Mountains of Upstate New York, scored a gold medal as the top lakefront resort in the Northeast and New England and a silver medal as the number two waterfront resort in the nation. The month-long voting process ended August 16. This is not the first time the Inn has enjoyed recognition by USA Today, having earned 10Best silver medal and two bronze medals in previous polls.

family programs 2021Ticonderoga, NY - Fort Ticonderoga will host Homeschool Day for homeschool students and their parents on Friday, September 10, 2021 from 9:30 am-5:00 pm. Visitors will participate in interactive and immersive programs, visit museum exhibitions, and explore the historic site, including the King’s Garden, Carillon Battlefield Hiking Trail, and the Heroic Corn Maze. Other special opportunities will also be available during the hands-on student scavenger hunt, bateau row on Lake Champlain, and aboard the Carillon tour boat.

New York New YorkFeaturing Spike Lee’s ‘25th Hour’ And Scorsese’s ‘New York, New York,’ Both In 35mm

Also in September: Complete Kubrick continues with Barry Lyndon and A Clockwork Orange; a Science on Screen program focusing on A.I. and robot speech; a Shinya Tsukamoto double feature in Disreputable Cinema

Plus, theatrical runs of Tsai Ming-liang’s Days and Dash Shaw’s Cryptozoo

Astoria, New York, August 31, 2021 — This September marks the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center. To commemorate this somber milestone, Museum of the Moving Image will present two movies by New York filmmakers that express a deep love for the City and its resilience: Spike Lee’s 25th Hour and Martin Scorsese’s New York, New York—both presented in 35mm—on Saturday, September 11 (with additional screenings). Please see below for more information on these films and the Museum’s September screening schedule. Additional programs will be announced as they are scheduled.

Utica Cheese MarketWednesday, September 8, at 6:30 PM

Utica, N.Y. - The Mohawk Valley and Central New York were once the premier cheesemaking region of the United States. It was here that Jesse Williams set up the first cheese factory in the United States just north of Rome. Here too professor Xerxes A. Willard, a graduate of Hamilton College, championed the cause of higher standards in cheesemaking and promotion of the industry. Join Dr. Milton Sernett to discuss the origins of cheese making in New York and his book “Say Cheese.”…

Hopscotch at The Wild CenterOne-of-a-kind piece created on-site by sculpture artist Patrick Dougherty

Tupper Lake, N.Y. – Over the weekend, The Wild Center unveiled the completed Stickwork sculpture by Patrick Dougherty as its newest outdoor exhibit. After a three-week process, the final structure is now open to the public, with guests invited to immerse themselves in the art, walking around and through the elaborate sculpture

Since the beginning of August, internationally acclaimed stick sculpture artist Patrick Dougherty has been working on The Wild Center’s campus with a crew of volunteers to create the masterpiece.

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