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We Are NYFrom April 6 to April 9, Nearly One Million Visitors Came to New York State Parks – A 45 Percent Increase in Attendance Compared to 2023

New York State Olympic Regional Development Authority Facilities Hosted Special Viewing Events, Welcoming More Than 10,000 Visitors

New York State Thruway Authority and New York State Department of Transportation Recorded Significant Increases in Vehicle Travel

 On April 7 and April 8, New York Power Authority Provided Nearly Double the Charging Miles for Electric Vehicles When Compared to the Previous Week

 Governor Hochul Visited Niagara Falls State Park to Experience the Total Solar Eclipse; Photos and B-Roll Available Here

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced record-setting tourism numbers in New York from April 6 to April 9 as visitors arrived for the total solar eclipse. Nearly one million people visited New York State Parks from April 6 to April 9 – an increase of 45 percent compared to last year. The New York State Thruway Authority and New York State Department of Transportation recorded significant increases in vehicle travel, and the New York Power Authority provided nearly double the charging miles for electric vehicles when compared to the previous week. Governor Hochul was one of 45,000 visitors who experienced Monday’s celestial event at Niagara Falls State Park.

We Are NYProjects Add to Vibrancy and Public Access on Buffalo’s Waterfront

Pictures of the Terminal B Events Center Available Here

Pictures of Bell Slip Improvements Project Available Here

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced the opening of the Terminal B Events Center and the newly improved Bell Slip on the Outer Harbor in Buffalo. Both Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation projects give residents and visitors new ways to access and enjoy all of the Outer Harbor’s amenities and attractions. Today’s announcement coincides with the rare total solar eclipse passing through Western New York, an event that’s also expected to draw crowds to the Buffalo waterfront.

We Are NYGovernor Hochul Urges New Yorkers and Visitors Traveling for This Once-In-A-Generation Event to Pack Patience and Prepare for High Volume of Traffic; Monitor Weather Forecast Before Getting on the Road

Since October 2022, Interagency Task Force Convened by Governor Hochul has Been Working with Local Authorities to Ensure a Safe Viewing Experience

Governor Hochul Reminds New Yorkers to Use Proper Eye Protection to View the Eclipse; More Information and Resources Available Here

This Week, Governor Hochul Hosted Virtual Conversation With NASA Astronaut and Syracuse Native Dr. Jeanette Epps Ahead of the Eclipse; Full Conversation Here

 State Parks and NASA to Hold Events Across New York State on April 8

Governor Kathy Hochul today updated New Yorkers on the state’s preparations to ensure everyone can have a safe and memorable total solar eclipse viewing experience on April 8.

ROOST - Adirondacks USALake Placid, NY (April 4, 2024) – The Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism is anticipating increased interest in stargazing among visitors to the Adirondack region of upstate New York in 2024. Public interest in astronomy post-eclipse, additional celestial events taking place throughout the year, and the region’s reputation as a prime stargazing location support the growing trend of travel to areas offering natural, starry skies and dark nights.

Tavern on the GreenIconic NYC Eatery Hosts Celebration to Witness Rare NYC Phenomenon

New York, N.Y. – On Monday, April 8, 2024, Tavern on the Green is hosting its first-ever Solar Eclipse Viewing Party, offering themed cocktails, iconic dining classics such as the Tavern burger, an exclusively themed black and white cookie and protective glasses to safely view the eclipse.

We Are NYAdirondack Campgrounds and Related Facilities Remain Closed as Unsafe Winter Conditions Continue

Travelers Urged to Stay Informed as Weather Forecast is Subject to Change

New Yorkers Urged to Prepare for High Traffic Volume and Backups Throughout the Day

Governor Kathy Hochul today provided updated viewing location information for the upcoming total solar eclipse on April 8, and offered additional resources to those who are planning to view the eclipse on Monday. Unsafe winter conditions are expected in the Adirondack backcountry during and after this week’s storm, with upwards of 18 inches of snow in high elevations, as well as mixed precipitation with ice accumulations and high winds. When combined with wet, heavy snow, strong and gusty winds have the potential to down large tree limbs and smaller trees, with power outages already reported. The accumulation of additional snow will add to the four feet of snowpack that currently exists at high elevations today.

ROC the EclipseRochester, NY (April 2, 2024) – The RMSC will kick off their 3-day festival, ROC The Eclipse this Saturday, April 6 at 10am through Monday April 8, when Rochester sits directly in the path of a total solar eclipse. At 3:20pm ET, the City of Rochester will experience 3 minutes and 38 seconds of complete totality. …

ROOST - Adirondacks USAWinner will receive hotel and entrance for two at many area attractions

Lake Placid, NY (April 3, 2024) – The Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism (ROOST) has established a contest, rewarding one lucky winner the opportunity to return to the region post-eclipse.

Sullivan Catskills Visitors Association SCVASullivan Catskills Visitors Association to Hand Out Viewing Glasses

Liberty, NY -- The Sullivan Catskills region is gearing up for an extraordinary celestial event as it prepares to witness a rare solar eclipse on April 8. On this auspicious day, residents and visitors alike will have the opportunity to witness the breathtaking phenomenon.

Downtown Albany BIDAlbany, N.Y. - The Downtown Albany Business Improvement District (BID) and the City of Albany will celebrate Eclipse Day with a celebration on the Albany Skyway from Noon-4:00 PM. The public is invited to experience this cosmic event complete with free #AlbToTheCore glasses for the first 500 attendees, music by DJ Tall Matt, and complimentary popcorn courtesy of ParkAlbany (while supplies last). Boozy Moo! will also be on-site with ice cream available for purchase. The event is also made possible thanks to support from ParkAlbany.

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