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Posts from September 2023

Hudson Valley Restaurant WeekSullivan Catskills Visitors Association SCVAFishkill, NY – September 28 – Get a sneak peek at the select group of Sullivan Catskills restaurants participating in Fall Hudson Valley Restaurant Week at Valley Table magazine’s Kick-Off Press Party. This celebration of the food of the Catskills and nearby regions will feature samples from many of the local restaurants who will be participating in the area’s largest and most successful dining event. In addition, all guests will receive same-day general admission to The Big Sip.

ticonderoga-area-cofcticonderoga-montcalm-street-partnershipTiconderoga, NY – September 28, 2023 - The Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce (TACC) and the Ticonderoga Montcalm Street Partnership (TMSP) are pleased to announce the schedule of events for HalloweenFest from October 20th to October 31st, 2023. The traditional Halloween celebration has expanded in several ways and the committee is hoping to continue the growth for the community and visitors.

Orange County TourismVisitors spent $1.1 billion in Orange County in 2022, New Report Says

Orange County, N.Y. (Sept. 28, 2023) – Tourism’s vital and dynamic impact on Orange County soared in 2022, with visitor spending reaching $1.1 billion, up 22% from 2021 and exceeding pre-pandemic spending by 6%, according to a new report.

The study, “Economic Impact of Visitors In New York 2022: Hudson Valley Focus,” was produced by Tourism Economics, an Oxford Economics company. Data showed that visitors to New York State spent nearly $79 billion, which represented an increase of $27 billion from 2021 and surpassed pre-pandemic 2019 level for the first time.

Sullivan Catskills Visitors Association SCVAContinues to Surpass Pre-Pandemic Levels of Visitor-Generated Revenue

Sullivan Catskills — The Sullivan Catskills Visitors Association is thrilled to announce a significant increase in tourism spending that has invigorated the region's economy and positioned it as a premier travel destination. Sullivan County has witnessed a remarkable surge in tourism, highlighting its enduring appeal and unique offerings to visitors from near and far.

NYSEDRare Fidelity Medal, the Great Chain Links, and Images of the André Papers from the Revolutionary Era on Display

Albany, N.Y. – The New York State Museum will open The Fidelity Medal: Treason at West Point Exhibition on Friday, September 29, State Education Commissioner Betty A. Rosa announced today. On display through December 2023, the exhibition will feature important historical artifacts and information related to the American Revolutionary War…

ROOST - Adirondacks USALake Placid, NY (September 25, 2023) - The Adirondack Mountain region of upstate New York is experiencing a notable surge in its hospitality sector, with seven new resorts and hotels opening within the past 12 months. The development of these properties brings more than 500 additional rooms to the Adirondack region.

Many of the properties support the region’s commitment to various sustainability initiatives, as most of them are renovations of lodging properties that once operated within the region but have been vacant for a number of years.

Authors Hour Final Writers WorkshopNorwich, N.Y. – On Oct. 5, the Chenango County Historical Society (CCHS) will host the final session of the “Writer’s Workshop” series, an extension of Author’s Hour programming being held in collaboration with Guernsey Memorial Library this year.

Beginning at 1 p.m. in the Otis A. Thompson Local History Room, authors of all ages and skill-levels are invited to discover new techniques for historical research and writing.

Carla Lynn Hall and Jim KeyesKatonah, NY – Explore local history through song and legend with a free musical performance from Carla & Keyes at John Jay Homestead!

Join historic musicians Carla Lynn Hall and Jim Keyes for an exciting outdoor performance on Saturday, October 7, from 11am to 1pm. Based in Yorktown Heights, Carla & Keyes have performed throughout the Hudson Valley since 2016. With a passion for both history and education, the duo has crafted family-friendly programs about storied figures such as John Andre, Madame C.J. Walker and "Hulda: The Other Legend of Sleepy Hollow."…

Camerata Trajectina_W-Kerngroep_Green Room Creatives-Sophie van Boven-wendyYonkers, N.Y.  (09/25/23) — Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site, 29 Warburton Ave., Yonkers, is pleased to host visiting Dutch music group Camerata Trajectina, along with historian Dr. Jaap Jacobs, for “New Amsterdam: The Sounds of the City as Heard by Jacob Steendam, the First Poet of New York,” a special concert held at Philipse Manor Hall on Friday, October 6, 2023 at 7:00 p.m.

NYSTIA AwardsLake Placid, NY (September 27, 2023) - The Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism (ROOST) has received two awards from the New York State Tourism Industry Association (NYSTIA) in a ceremony that took place during the organization’s 2023 annual meeting in Rochester earlier this month.

The awards recognize outstanding initiatives and achievements of New York state’s destination marketing organizations, attractions, and other tourism-related businesses. Categories included marketing campaigns, destination management initiatives, location stewardship, innovation and leadership.

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