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Posts from November 2016

America's largest chocolate event to feature 100 vendor booths plus appearances by Willy Wonka movie star Paris Themmen, the Chitty Chitty Bang Bang car and The Amazing Kreskin.

Garden City, N.Y. - The Chocolate Expo, America's largest and most unique chocolate event, will be returning for a special holiday edition at Long Island's Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City, NY, on Sunday, December 11, 2016, from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m.

At The Chocolate Expo, attendees get to taste, purchase, celebrate and otherwise indulge in delicious gourmet chocolates, baked goods, specialty foods, gelato, cheeses, wines, spirits and much more from about 100 local, regional and international vendors, while touring one of the largest air and space museums in the world.

Skiing at Whiteface (ORDA)Whiteface Mountain to Open on Thursday, Thanksgiving Day and Gore and Belleayre Mountains to Open on Friday

Video of Snowmaking at Gore Mountain Available Here

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today kicked off the 2016-17 skiing and snowboarding season and announced that Whiteface Mountain will open on Thursday, November 24, and Gore and Belleayre Mountains will open on Friday, November 25. Every winter season, skiing and snowboarding at New York's 51 mountains attracts millions of visitors and generates $1 billion for the state's economy.

Ticonderoga, NY - November 17, 2016 - The Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce in coordination with area businesses and organizations will host the annual Holiday Shopping & Dining Night on Friday, December 2nd as part of the 7th Annual Ticonderoga Area North Country Christmas Celebration. Shopping and Dining Night is an opportunity to take advantage of great specials and promotions, support Ticonderoga Area Businesses, visit the Holiday Farmers Market, listen to live music, take a horse drawn wagon ride, and get into the holiday spirit.

Tinsel-N-Lights Festival Announces New Location at Waverly High School

Waverly, N.Y. - The 13th Annual Tinsel-N-Lights Festival will be moving from Muldoon Park in Waverly to the Waverly High School, 1 Frederick Street, Waverly, NY 14892, for its 2016 celebration. The Presbyterian Church, which usually houses some of the most popular activities, such as the School Band Concerts and the Kirby Band Concert, will be unavailable due to construction. The committee that organizes this free community event decided to move it to the school after careful consideration.

Recent series by Renaldi is a photographic diary of Manhattan in the wee hours of Sunday mornings from 2010 through today

Rochester, N.Y. -- November 16, 2016-The George Eastman Museum will open Richard Renaldi: Manhattan Sunday on January 21, 2017, in the Project Gallery. Exhibited at a museum for the first time, photographer Richard Renaldi's new series consists of portraits, urban still lifes, and streetscapes made in the wee hours of Sunday morning, when post-bacchanalian characters join early-morning workers in New York City's nooks and crannies. Richard Renaldi: Manhattan Sunday will be on view through June 11, 2017.

Schoolhouse (Photo by Connor Flanagan)Southampton, N.Y. - The Gardiner Foundation awarded the Southampton Historical Museum a matching grant of $50,500 to be used for the restoration of the Red Creek Schoolhouse located on the grounds of the Rogers Mansion Museum Complex in the Village of Southampton. Katherine Curran, executive director of the Gardiner Foundation, gave the check to Tom Edmonds, executive director of the Southampton Historical Museum. Witnesses included Bob Beck, president of the Southampton Historical Museum and Stephen Funsch, village administrator for the Village of Southampton.



The Great Northern Catskills' Holiday Events Appeal to All Ages

Greene County, N.Y. - Get into the Holiday Spirit in the Great Northern Catskills with events that honor traditions, spark new ones, and guarantee fun for the whole family.

Chilly Willy Winter's Eve Tours, November 12 and 13, at the Bronck Museum in Coxsackie, features costumed guides
who will take visitors through the restored and preserved Bronck House,