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Ticonderoga, N.Y. - The Best 4th In The North Committee is pleased to announce the schedule for the 2014 Best 4th In The North Celebration in Ticonderoga, NY. The 2014 Best 4th In The North Celebration will take place July 1-5, 2014 with a grand fireworks display, parade, the Montcalm Mile, as well as a variety of live music, food, vendors, rides, games, and much more throughout the five day celebration.

Cooperstown Summer Music Festival Pro AmCooperstown, N.Y. - How many concerts feature a neurosurgeon, a judge, a color scientist and a molecular biologist performing with professional artists? That's what happens at the Cooperstown Summer Music Festival Pro Am. The performances, which will include works by MENDELSSOHN, MOZART, HAYDN, BRAHMS AND REYNALDO HAHN, WILL TAKE PLACE June 23 in Edmeston, June 24 in Cherry Valley, and June 25 at Hyde Hall.

Dragon Boat RacePoughkeepsie, N.Y. - Don't miss this wonderful opportunity to be a part of a new, exciting leisure activity, as a participant in the only Dragon Boat Race in the Mid-Hudson Valley this summer! On Saturday, July 5th, join a team in friendly competition on a short, 200-meter course. Men and women of all ages and skill levels can enjoy paddling with families and friends for stress-free exercise and recreation.

Thousand Islands - Seaway Region, N.Y. - The Thousand Islands was named Wednesday as having the "Best U.S. Boat Ride" in an online competition hosted by 10 Best, a division of USA Today Travel.

Online readers of USA Today and 10 Best picked the region over 19 finalists selected by the 10 Best editorial board. 10 Best provides USA Today Travel readers with original content about vacation destinations from a network of writers.

George Eastman House to begin film series on July 2

Rochester, N.Y. - The Dryden Theatre at George Eastman House announced today that it will be screening more than a dozen films as part of series in memory of the late Philip Seymour Hoffman. The two-part series will run from July through October at the Dryden Theatre at 900 East Avenue in Rochester. Hoffman, a Rochester-area native, died on February 2, 2014. He will be remembered as one of the most talented, ambitious, and audacious actors of any generation.

Saratoga Springs, N.Y. - The Board of Directors of Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC) has announced that New York City Ballet's annual summer season at SPAC will return to two weeks in 2015. One of the world's foremost ballet companies, NYCB has had a residency at SPAC since the venue's opening season in 1966. Officials from both organizations expressed pride in the historic partnership and enthusiasm for a longer season.

Kids can see a movie for $1, and then enjoy entertaining events during this fun-filled summer

Syracuse, N.Y.- Destiny USA is hosting Tykes Tuesday again this year in conjunction with Regal Summer Movie Express. The programs are perfect for families who are looking for something to do while the kids are on summer break.

Tykes Tuesday will be in the Canyon Area every Tuesday from July 1 to August 26 from noon to 2 p.m. The nine-week program will be packed with entertainment from an appearance by Clifford the Big Red Dog to demonstrations by the Syracuse Police Department.

Rochester Scottish Pipes & DrumsMumford, N.Y. - The lively music of Scotland and Ireland will fill the air when the Genesee Country Village & Museum plays host to its Celtic Faire on Saturday, June 28.
With the flying feet of Irish dancers and others performing to the traditional music of Scotland and Ireland, it will be a day of pure joy for lovers of all things Celtic.

Recognized as a Top Performing Hotel as Reviewed by Travelers on the World's Largest Travel Site

Albany, N.Y. - SpringHill Suites Albany/Colonie today announced that it has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award. The accolade, which honors hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveller reviews on TripAdvisor, and is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide.  Establishments awarded the Certificate of Excellence are located all over the world and represent the upper echelon of businesses listed on the website.

Adirondack Region, N.Y. - Whether it's on your bucket or your ‘I'm-not-too-sure-about-this' list, camping is a must for summer adventure in the Adirondacks. Luckily, New York's six-million-acre park provides hundreds of campgrounds, each offering unique amenities, breathtaking views and access to endless opportunities for fun and entertainment.