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Posts from December 2018

Bethel Woods Music and Culture FestivalBethel, NY (December 27, 2018) – Bethel Woods Center for the Arts (BWCA), a non-profit cultural center located at the historic site of the 1969 Woodstock festival in Bethel, NY, Live Nation, the world’s leading live entertainment company, and INVNT, a global live brand storytelling agency, today announce Bethel Woods Music and Culture Festival: Celebrating the golden anniversary at the historic site of the 1969 Woodstock festival.  

Coming August 16-18, 2019, this pan-generational music, culture, and community event will be held at BWCA just 90 minutes from New York City. These three days of memorable experiences will include live performances from prominent and emerging artists spanning multiple genres and decades, and TED-style talks from leading futurists and retro-tech experts.

Discover NY Ski DayEnjoy a Great Day of Skiing or Learn to Ski or Snowboard for a Great Price!

Back for the fifth year, the extremely popular I SKI NY "Discover NY Ski Day" will return on January 17, 2019, offering skiers and riders the chance to enjoy ski areas across New York State for as little as $12 per lift ticket. Learn to ski or ride packages are available as part of the event, starting at $25 at participating ski areas.

Head to https://www.iskiny.com/ski-deals/discover-ny-ski-day to see participating ski areas and buy your discounted lift ticket or learn to ski or snowboard package today and bring a friend, neighbor or family member and enjoy a great day of skiing. Don't wait buy today!…

Canals Bicentennial logoDates for Navigation Season Through 2021 are Also Released

White Plains, N.Y. —The New York State Canal Corporation Board of Directors today approved a continued waiver of tolls for recreational vessels through 2021, following two years of toll-free travel that saw increases in canal traffic.

The tolls, $25 to $100 depending on the size of the boat, had been waived in 2017 and 2018 to celebrate the Erie Canal bicentennial and the 100-year anniversary of the New York State Barge Canal, now known as the New York State Canal System.

Classic Choral Society perform at annual Christmas concert. (Credit: John Maney)Share in some beautiful holiday music this Christmas season!

Orange County, N.Y. (December 10, 2018) – Need a break from holiday shopping? Relax to some beautiful seasonal music at unique venues around Orange County, N.Y.  From Yule-tide carols being sung by a choir to lighter tunes you know by heart, the sounds of the holiday season are filling the Hudson Valley with music.   

“Grab your loved ones and head to a local concert this holiday season,” advises Orange County Tourism Director Amanda Dana. “You don’t need to travel outside of Orange County to catch top-notch musical talent. Whether you’re looking for holiday entertainment or inspiration, you’ll find it right here. Come, relax, recharge, rejoice and sing-along!”…

Mirror Lake InnLake Placid, N.Y. – In the spring, Andrew Weibrecht, son of Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa owners Ed and Lisa Weibrecht, ended a 16-year alpine skiing career that included Olympic silver and bronze medals. That announcement, however, opened a door for recreational skiers who are guests of the AAA Four Diamond resort in Lake Placid.

Starting this winter, Andrew will be available to guide hotel guests, exclusively, down the slopes of Whiteface Mountain. The 1980 Olympic site is where he learned his craft with his two brothers. Now he’ll take you down those same slopes at speeds comfortable for all skiers and on appropriate terrain for their ability levels.

Warm up at the Washingtons'Newburgh, NY (December 5, 2018)  -- You are invited to Warm Up at the Washingtons’ at Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site, in Newburgh, on Sunday, December 9th, 12 PM until 4 PM. Historic interpreters in each seasonally decorated room will greet visitors and share what took place when the Washingtons occupied the Hasbrouck farmhouse during the last winter of the Revolutionary War. The Salmagundi Consort will perform period appropriate music by an indoor Dutch jambless fireplace, and cookies and warm cider will be served near an outdoor fire.

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