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Posts from September 2022

I LOVE NY Fall Foliage PR Map - Week 1Notable Color Changes Reported in Several Regions

Albany, NY – This is the first 2022 I LOVE NY Fall Foliage Report for New York State. Reports are obtained from volunteer field observers and reflect expected color conditions for the coming weekend. Reports are issued every Wednesday afternoon.  

New York State’s 2022 fall foliage season is underway, with the first signs of the spectacular seasonal colors to come appearing in several regions, including the Adirondacks, Thousand Islands-Seaway, Catskills, Central New York, Finger Lakes, Chautauqua-Allegheny, Greater Niagara, and Hudson Valley. This is according to the field reports from volunteer observers for the Empire State Development Division of Tourism’s I LOVE NY program.

Martin House logoFree community event takes place on Saturday, September 24

Buffalo, NY – Frank Lloyd Wright’s Martin House is excited to present Familia Fun Day, a free, family-friendly event celebrating Latino art, culture, food, and heritage. Familia Fun Day is scheduled for Saturday, September 24 from 12 – 3pm and takes place on the grounds of the Martin House estate.

Artpark logoLewiston, NY – While the robust summer season has concluded, Artpark is anything but silent this fall. A number of planned artistic residencies and public events and activities include:


Directed by Roger Danforth…

Wayne County Apple TourMonth-long harvest celebration returns in October

Wayne County, N.Y. - The award-winning Wayne County Apple Tasting Tour is celebrating its 25th year this October. As the largest apple-producing county in New York State, apple lovers across western and central New York have enjoyed Wayne County’s fall celebration since 1997. All month long, visitors are invited to pick fresh apples, admire the fall colors, and enjoy time together having family fun. With activities ranging from corn mazes and tractor rides to wine and cider tastings, there’s plenty for friends, couples, and even Mom and Dad to enjoy.

ORDA logoThunder Ridge, Eugene Tyler Band, Blues Maneuver, and Wayne Fugate to Perform 

Highmount, NY – The New York Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA) announces that Belleayre Mountain will host its annual Fall Festival Saturday and Sunday, October 8 and 9, 2022.  

The event will feature live music and dancing, German-style food and beverages, and rides on the Catskill Thunder Gondola throughout each day.

1940s Diver HelmetOswego, N.Y. -- The proposed Lake Ontario National Marine Sanctuary that would span the waters from Wayne and Cayuga counties east to Oswego and Jefferson counties has been featured in a public television story produced by WPBS-TV, Watertown, New York, for its weekly current affairs show, WPBS Weekly: Inside the Stories, and re-aired by Great Lakes Now, a monthly magazine-style show housed at Detroit Public TV.

ORDA logoNorth Creek, NY – The New York State Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA) announces that Gore Mountain will host the Leaf Cruncher 5K trail run on Saturday, October 1. The popular race attracts more than 200 participants and is returning for its 8th edition this year.

Long Acre Farms mazeMacedon, NY – It’s that time of year again! Fall Festival Weekends are back at Long Acre Farms starting next weekend, September 17th. Open every weekend through the end of October, there’s plenty of time to spend fall on the farm. Admission tickets are $17pp ages 3+ when purchased online. Tickets include the Amazing Maize Maze, Animal Tracks Maze, Back 40 play area, and unlimited Cow Train & Wagon Rides! Open from 10am-6pm (last entrance to the maze at 4pm).

Capital Apple & Wine FestivalAltamont, N.Y. – After a two-year hiatus, the family-friendly Capital Apple and Wine Festival will again grace the Altamont Fairgrounds on September 17 and 18. It will be under new management as Altamont Orchards owner, Jim Abbruzzese, has stepped away, and Charley Dooley, formerly of Craftproducers fame, has taken over and is marketing the show under StarBird Events.

Fort TiconderogaTiconderoga, N.Y. -- Fort Ticonderoga has achieved reaccreditation by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM), the highest national recognition awarded to national museums. Accreditation signifies excellence to the museum community, to governments, funders, outside agencies, and to the museum-going public. Fort Ticonderoga was one of the first accredited museums in America dating to 1971. Accredited museums must undergo a reaccreditation review at least every 10 years to maintain accredited status.

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