The Beat https://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/ Posts Thu, 19 Jan 2017 06:27:03 GMT Finger Lakes Regional Tourism Council Wins Award, Reaches 3.2 Billion Impressions in 2013 https://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/24/Finger-Lakes-Regional-Tourism-Council-Wins-Award-Reaches-3-2-Billion-Impressions-in-2013/7858/ Finger Lakes public relations efforts yield success Pittsford, N.Y. - The Finger Lakes Regional Tourism Council won a PRism award for its Public Relations efforts, at a ceremony hosted by the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), Rochester Chapter on June 19. The final numbers for the 2013 Regional Public Relations program boasted a total of 3.2 billion impressions for the year. The 14-county Finger Lakes Vacation region started the collaborative program in 2010 as a way to increase marketing efforts for the Finger Lakes and to draw more attention to the region as a whole. Tue, 24 Jun 2014 07:00:00 GMT https://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/24/Finger-Lakes-Regional-Tourism-Council-Wins-Award-Reaches-3-2-Billion-Impressions-in-2013/7858/ The Wild Center Presents Art in the Park https://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/24/The-Wild-Center-Presents-Art-in-the-Park/7857/ Monday Morning Beginning Artists Series Tupper Lake, N.Y. - Art enables us to experience nature - including the Adirondack Park - from a fresh perspective. Drawing and painting refines our observation skills and helps us notice new details like the purple-green scales on a fish or the unique way a flower unfurls its petals in the morning sunlight. Scientists and explorers have used art throughout the ages to open their eyes to the wonders of the natural world. Every Monday morning in July and August, The Wild Center will host a two-hour adult beginner art classes taught by Wild Center staff and local guest artists. Ages 15 and up are welcome for each class. Classes are from 9am until 11am. Tue, 24 Jun 2014 07:00:00 GMT https://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/24/The-Wild-Center-Presents-Art-in-the-Park/7857/ USS Slater is Homeward Bound https://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/24/USS-Slater-is-Homeward-Bound/7856/ Albany, N.Y. -- USS SLATER, the last Destroyer Escort afloat in America, will return to her home berth in Albany, New York soon. Launched in 1944, SLATER served gallantly in both the Battle of the Atlantic and the Pacific Theater of Operations during World War II. In 1951, SLATER was transferred to Greece under the Military Defense Assistance Program. Renamed AETOS (Eagle), she served as an Hellenic Navy training ship for forty years. In 1993, after deactivation, she was brought back to the United States by a group of former Destroyer Escort Sailors. Since 1998, she has been undergoing restoration while being open to the public in Albany. Tue, 24 Jun 2014 07:00:00 GMT https://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/24/USS-Slater-is-Homeward-Bound/7856/ Step Into “Tioga Journeys” Guided Tours Announced for 2014 https://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/24/Step-Into-Tioga-Journeys-Guided-Tours-Announced-for-2014/7855/ Owego, N.Y. - The Tioga County Tourism Office is pleased to announce the 2014 Tioga Journeys Guided Tour schedule. Several new tours were added this year, including the "Ghastly Ghost Tour" of haunted places in downtown Owego; You Say Potato, I Say Potahto," a trip to the Richford Potato Festival; "A Journey Through Time," a visit to The Museum of the Earth in Ithaca, NY; "Terrible Tioga," a tour to lesser-known locations of horrific and intriguing happenings in Tioga County; and "Wine a Little, Hop a Little," a tasting tour of a local winery, malthouse and taproom. Tue, 24 Jun 2014 07:00:00 GMT https://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/24/Step-Into-Tioga-Journeys-Guided-Tours-Announced-for-2014/7855/ Meet the Artist: Spencer Tunick opens studio to visitors at GARNER Arts Center this Sunday https://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/24/Meet-the-Artist-Spencer-Tunick-opens-studio-to-visitors-at-GARNER-Arts-Center-this-Sunday/7854/ Featuring Nudes from Hawaii Garnerville, N.Y. - Artist-photographer Spencer Tunick, artist in residence at GARNER Arts Center (formerly GAGA), is opening his studio to visitors this Sunday, June 29th from 1:00-4:00PM. Best known for organizing large-scale nude installations, since 1994 he has created over 75 temporary site-specific installations in the United States and abroad. Tunick's installations encompass dozens, hundreds or thousands of live, nude volunteers in public spaces. Tue, 24 Jun 2014 07:00:00 GMT https://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/24/Meet-the-Artist-Spencer-Tunick-opens-studio-to-visitors-at-GARNER-Arts-Center-this-Sunday/7854/ Niagara Wine Trail to Hold 6th Annual Wine & Culinary Festival in Village of Lewiston, July 26 & 27 https://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/24/Niagara-Wine-Trail-to-Hold-6th-Annual-Wine-Culinary-Festival-in-Village-of-Lewiston-July-26-27/7853/ Niagara County, N.Y. - On July 26th and 27th the Niagara Wine Trail will hold their 6th annual Wine & Culinary Festival in Academy Park, located in the heart of the Village of Lewiston on Center Street. The wine festival has previously drawn thousands of wine lovers over the last five years to Lewiston seeking to enjoy wines from the Niagara Wine Trail USA wineries, and cuisine from local restaurants and vendors. Tue, 24 Jun 2014 07:00:00 GMT https://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/24/Niagara-Wine-Trail-to-Hold-6th-Annual-Wine-Culinary-Festival-in-Village-of-Lewiston-July-26-27/7853/ The Lake George Area of New York Offers Family-Friendly Fun All Summer Long https://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/24/The-Lake-George-Area-of-New-York-Offers-Family-Friendly-Fun-All-Summer-Long/7852/ Journey, Explore and Experience Adirondack Events, Attractions & More Lake George, N.Y. - The summer travel season is in full swing in New York's Lake George Area, offering a full calendar of family-friendly festivals, natural attractions and exciting activities close to home. A summer vacation with the family should be an experience to remember long after your suitcases are unpacked. Get away to the Lake George Area, just an hour north of the Capital Region for a small-town feel with big mountain experiences. From artistic exhibitions to scenic train rides, summer wouldn't be complete without a trip to the Lake George Area Tue, 24 Jun 2014 07:00:00 GMT https://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/24/The-Lake-George-Area-of-New-York-Offers-Family-Friendly-Fun-All-Summer-Long/7852/ Albany native Noelle Gentile to lead Capital Repertory Theatre’s STAR Faculty https://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/20/Albany-native-Noelle-Gentile-to-lead-Capital-Repertory-Theatre-s-STAR-Faculty/7851/ Will use experience gained in New York schools to steer original work created by area teens. Albany, N.Y. - Noted playwright and Albany native Noelle Gentile will lead Capital Repertory Theatre's faculty for Summer Theatre At theREP (STAR). Now in its seventeenth year, STAR has provided hundreds of area teens with the opportunity to create new theatre pieces based on personal experience and in-depth research. Fri, 20 Jun 2014 07:00:00 GMT https://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/20/Albany-native-Noelle-Gentile-to-lead-Capital-Repertory-Theatre-s-STAR-Faculty/7851/ New Acquisition Makes The Strong’s Jigsaw Puzzle Collection The World’s Largest https://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/19/New-Acquisition-Makes-The-Strong-s-Jigsaw-Puzzle-Collection-The-World-s-Largest/7850/ Rochester, N.Y. - The Strong in Rochester, New York, has acquired a collection of more than 7,000 jigsaw puzzles, including examples from virtually all American and most European puzzle makers from the 18th century to present, as well as tools and equipment used for puzzle making since that era. The collection comes to The Strong from Anne Williams-considered by many to be the foremost expert and author on jigsaw puzzle history. Her books on the subject include the Jigsaw Puzzle: Piecing Together History and Cutting a Fine Figure: The Art of the Jigsaw Puzzle. Thu, 19 Jun 2014 07:00:00 GMT https://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/19/New-Acquisition-Makes-The-Strong-s-Jigsaw-Puzzle-Collection-The-World-s-Largest/7850/ Chef Marc Murphy Headlines Saratoga Wine & Food Festival and Concours D’Elegance https://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/19/Chef-Marc-Murphy-Headlines-Saratoga-Wine-Food-Festival-and-Concours-D-Elegance/7849/ FRI, SEPT 5 - SUN, SEPT 7 Star of The Food Network's Hit Series "CHOPPED" & Owner and Executive Chef of Benchmarc Restaurants by Marc Murphy America's Premier Wine Educator KEVIN ZRALY Highlights Seminars & Events    Saratoga Springs, N.Y. - The Food Network's ‘Chopped' Judge Chef Marc Murphy will headline the popular Saratoga Wine & Food ... Thu, 19 Jun 2014 07:00:00 GMT https://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/19/Chef-Marc-Murphy-Headlines-Saratoga-Wine-Food-Festival-and-Concours-D-Elegance/7849/