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Ski & Ride PassportJamesville, N.Y. - The SKI NY Passport Program-Kids Ski Free* is back for the 2021-22 Season and is available now. Applications are being taken all season. This year the pass is valid 7 days a week except for holiday periods at certain ski areas as noted.

The program offers free skiing for your third and fourth graders with an adult purchase, it can be used up to two(2) times per participating ski area. A valid adult ticket purchase is one on the ski area website or at the ticket window and includes season passes as well. It does not include rentals or lessons.

GCV&M New Year'sMumford, NY (December 28, 2021) – Genesee Country Village & Museum’s Nature Center will be opening its doors and trails this winter for Nature Sunday Experiences – opportunities for visitors to enjoy the snowy Museum grounds, learn about natural wildlife, and enjoy safe outdoor family fun. The Museum will be open for Nature Sunday Experiences starting Sunday, January 9, through Sunday, March 13, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. for a suggested $5 donation.

Historic Huguenot StreetNew Paltz, NY (December 28, 2021) – Historic Huguenot Street (HHS) announced today a grant award totaling $10,000 from the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) to support the recovery of the nonprofit arts and culture sector. Following New York State’s $105 million investment in the arts for FY2022, NYSCA has awarded more than $80 million since June 2021. NYSCA grants support the transformative impact of the performing, literary, visual, and media arts in New York State. …

Entrance view of the exhibit "A Wonderful, Awful Idea"In the galleries, “A Wonderful, Awful Idea”: Animating How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Behind the Screen, The Jim Henson Exhibition, and more on view

Expanded Holiday Hours: Open Daily December 26–January 2, 12:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Astoria, New York, December 15, 2021 — This holiday season, Museum of the Moving Image welcomes families with expanded hours and programs including two rarely shown Jim Henson holiday TV specials, gallery events with a live puppet, an illustrated lecture about the making of Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas and screening of classic Chuck Jones cartoons, and the exhibition A Wonderful, Awful Idea”: Animating How the Grinch Stole Christmas. During winter recess for New York City public schools, the Museum will present big-screen family matinees of the acclaimed animated feature The Mitchells vs. the Machines.

Artpark logoLewiston, NY – Artpark & Company announces a grant award totaling $49,500 from the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) to support the recovery of the nonprofit arts and culture sector. Following New York State’s $105 million investment in the arts for FY2022, NYSCA has awarded more than $80 million since June 2021.

Schweinfurth Art CenterAuburn, NY (Dec. 20, 2021) – The Schweinfurth Art Center has received a $49,500 grant from the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) to support the state’s nonprofit arts and culture sector. The money was awarded under NYSCA’s Support for Organizations category, and will support all of the Art Center’s programming.

Watkins Glen Chamber of CommerceDundee, N.Y. – The 1897 Beekman House Bed and Breakfast, Dundee, NY, will host its inaugural Winery Pairing Dinner on January 21 and January 22, 2022. The event will feature the wines of Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard and food from Chef Jason Potter of Potter’s Chef’s Table. Each night will be split into two services of five courses, one at 5:00 p.m. and one at 8:00 p.m. For more information and to make reservations, contact 315-412-2697. Proof of vaccination will be required.

Seneca Lake Wine Trail LogoMouthwatering, chocolate-themed dishes paired with fabulous Seneca Lake wine makes for a great weekend escape!

Watkins Glen, NY – Christmas came early on Seneca Lake, with the announcement from the Seneca Lake Wine Trail that they are bringing back one of their most popular wine and food pairing events in 2022: Chocolate and Wine Weekend!

Chocolate and Wine Weekend takes place February 4-6, 2022. This self-guided tour will take ticketholders to 16 participating wineries along Seneca Lake. Each will feature a wine of their choice paired with a delicious dish that has chocolate as a key ingredient.

Balsam Lake Mountain Fire Tower - NYSDECHiking Challenge Returns, Highlights Opportunities for Recreation in the Catskill Park

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) today announced the 2022 Catskills Fire Tower Challenge, designed to highlight the world-class tourism destinations and recreational opportunities in New York’s Hudson Valley. Starting Jan. 1, 2022, visitors are challenged to hike each of the six fire towers in the Catskill Park and submit information about their visit at any time during the year to earn recognition and prizes.

We Are NYRegister for the Random Drawing for Lift Tickets at Participating New York Ski Mountains and Resorts Here 

Children Ages 5-11 Who Receive Their First Vaccine Dose or Anyone Who Has Received a COVID-19 Booster Eligible   

Choice to Ski in the Eastern or Western Part of the State   

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced the new 'Ski for Free' Covid-19 vaccine sweepstakes is now open for children ages 5 to 11 and booster shot recipients. The six-week sweepstakes - the first drawing of which will be on January 4th, 2022 - is intended to bolster vaccination rates among children ages 5-11 as well as individuals eligible to receive a COVID-19 booster dose. Eligible New Yorkers will be able to enter a random drawing for free lift tickets to participating mountains and resorts, thanks to Ski Areas of New York and the Olympic Regional Development Authority. You can enter any time to win here. …

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