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City Service Ladder Truck by Tom Edmonds 2018Southampton, N.Y. – The Southampton Fire Department’s Antique Truck Committee is dusting off their finest historic fire trucks to be shown on the grounds of the Rogers Mansion on Saturday, September 4, 11 am to 4 pm. The City Service Ladder Truck made in 1912 will be a featured attraction. Historic fire-fighting equipment will be on display and include many of Southampton's historic fire trucks. Volunteer firemen and women will answer questions and give demonstrations. Admission is free.

Bloomingdale Block Party - Face PaintingBloomingdale, NY –  On Saturday, September 4, 2021, the St. Armand Youth Task Force is introducing the first annual Bloomingdale Block Party. This carnival-like event is being held as a fun get-together for community members and to raise money for local non-profit organizations.

From 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. join the festivities, with live music, carnival games, face painting, food, and more. Activities will be held at the Youth Field (15 Roosevelt Street), behind the Bloomingdale Fire Department.

Festive Holiday Light Event Runs November 18 through January 2, 2022.

Season Passes Are Now Available.

Magic of Lights Photos & Video

Darien Center, N.Y. (August 24, 2021) Six Flags Darien Lake, The Thrill Capital of New York, is excited to announce an all-NEW Holiday tradition, the Magic of Lights drive-through experience. The theme park will be all decked out and shining bright this holiday season from November 18 through January 2, 2022. This 1.25-mile magical route winds guests through the park and campground from the comfort and warmth of their own cars. and will be overflowing with spectacular lighting displays that bring favorite holiday themes and characters to life.

OMG Art FaireThe “Break-Out” Omg Art Faire taking place September 30-October 3, 2021

Painting, sculpture, photography, mixed media and digital represented at exhibition in creative upstate community

Kingston, N.Y. (August 17, 2021) – Janet Hicks, the Director of Kingston’s One Mile Gallery announces the OMG Art Faire (OMG). The fair will feature a curated selection of fine art galleries, who represent artists working in photography, painting, sculpture, mixed media, video, and digital. OMG will begin with a VIP opening on the evening of September 30th and will remain open to the public through Sunday, October 3rd at the historic Wall Street Music Hall in Kingston’s Stockade ‘uptown’ area.

Antique Boat Museum logoClayton, New York (August 20, 2021) – The Antique Boat Museum (ABM), North America’s premier freshwater boating museum based in Clayton, NY, in collaboration with the Antique & Classic Boat Society (ACBS) is pleased to announce the details of the upcoming jointly hosted Symposium to be held October 1-3 at the Museum.

The weekend-long Symposium is for people with a passion for boating and building boats, boat owners, and everyone in between.  This year’s Symposium offers sessions on flipping boats for bottom work, vacuum bagging, rebuilding a Scripps 302, and finishing Mosquito, a project boat for the last couple of Symposiums.

Friends of the Pruyn House logoLatham, NY (August 23, 2021) –The Friends of Pruyn House will celebrate our 37th anniversary this year!  Come join us for our annual “Old Fashioned Sunday” at the Pruyn House, 207 Old Niskayuna Rd., Latham NY, on Sunday September 12th from 12 noon to 4pm. The public is invited to this FREE event which will be held rain or shine.

Old Fashioned Sunday is a festive fun day in a lovely setting at this 5 1/2 acre site.  The historic house built between 1825 and 1830 will be open for touring. The day will feature music throughout the afternoon provided by bands from the Town of Colonie.

ECHDC - CanalsideExciting new family-friendly, low-cost addition to Buffalo’s Waterfront

Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation (ECHDC) and Buffalo Waterfront Management Group (BWMG) today announced that the canals at Canalside are converted into a giant roller rink that is now open and will roll through the fall season until October 31. At more than 30,000 square feet, the Roller Rink at Canalside, in partnership with Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York, is the largest outdoor roller-skating rink in New York State.

Orange County Tourism Renaissance Faire Mandatory Credit To Deborah Grossmark (1) (002)Fun and Fantasy for All for Seven Weekends, Plus Labor Day, Starting Aug. 21

Orange County, N.Y. – The enchantment of the New York Renaissance Faire returns! For seven weekends (plus Labor Day), from Aug. 21 thru Oct. 3, fantasy and escapism will reign throughout a bustling 16th-century English village and surrounding shire at Sterling Forest in Tuxedo, N.Y.

“Welcome back to the wonder, adventure and fun for all ages that is the New York Renaissance Faire!” said Orange County Tourism Director Amanda Dana. “Not only does the fair take visitors to a long-ago realm where fantasy rules, but the seven magical weekends contribute significantly to the visitor economy of both Orange County and the Hudson Valley. This is a highlight of the year that draws visitors to our beautiful county from near and far for enjoyment on an epic scale. It’s enough to make us all shout, ‘Huzzah!’”…

WNY Gas and Steam Engine AssociationTractors old and new, steam engines, live music, food and fun in Alexander, N.Y.

Alexander, N.Y. – The annual Western New York Gas & Steam Association Rally returns for its 54th year from Sep. 9 through 12, 2021. This year’s event honors “International Harvester & Miniature Models” and will feature hundreds of exhibitors displaying a wide range of rare, beautifully preserved and restored items. Event attendees can admire working and static displays of equipment from yesteryear, such as Antique Tractors, Steam Engines, Gas Engines, Stationary & Hit 'N Miss Engines and more. In addition to the 2-acre flea market that runs all weekend, this year’s rally includes a Consignment Auction beginning at 10 a.m. on Sep. 9, 2021. 

GCVM_FiddlersFair1 (002)Mumford, N.Y. - Enjoy the sounds of strings across the grounds of Genesee Country Village & Museum during Fiddlers’ Fair & Making Music Weekend, coming up on Saturday, August 21, and Sunday, August 22. Visitors will experience performances throughout the day on a variety of stages set up around the Museum grounds. Explore the Historic Village and find three stops that each feature an in-depth look at musical styles with deep roots in New York State history.

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