The Beat Category - Winter Fri, 20 Jan 2017 18:13:51 GMT Governor Cuomo Announces New Initiatives to Promote Winter Tourism across New York State New Advertising Campaign Will Promote New York's Winter Destinations in Media Markets Throughout the Northeast View Advertisements Here and Here Annual Free Snowmobiling Weekend Scheduled for February 3-5 Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today unveiled a new marketing campaign designed to increase visitors and generate interest in New York State's top winter tourism attractions and destinations. The winter marketing campaign, which will include two new television advertisements, will run in media markets throughout the Northeast and promote New York as a world-class winter destination. The Governor also announced New York State's annual Free Snowmobiling Weekend for all out-of-state and Canadian snowmobilers, will run from Friday, February 3, through Sunday, February 5, 2017. Thu, 19 Jan 2017 07:00:00 GMT Ice Harvest Festival at Hanford Mills Museum: History on Ice! East Meredith, N.Y. (January 18, 2017) - The annual Ice Harvest Festival at Hanford Mills Museum on Saturday, February 4th offers adults and children a chance to take part in a traditional ice harvest using historic tools and techniques. Before refrigeration, harvesting ice was an essential winter activity. The ice was stored in ice houses until it was needed in the warmer months to keep food and agricultural products cold. Thu, 19 Jan 2017 07:00:00 GMT Lake Placid hosts First Annual Hockey Fest Lake Placid, N.Y. - Helicopter rides, ice bowling, snow sculpting and pond hockey will highlight the first annual Hockeyfest Weekend on Jan. 26-29 in Lake Placid, N.Y. Hockeyfest has been introduced as a way to enhance the already-festive atmosphere of the annual CAN/AM Adult Pond Hockey tournament that occurs on a series of perfectly groomed rinks lined up on Mirror Lake in Lake Placid each year. Thu, 19 Jan 2017 07:00:00 GMT NYC & Company Announces NYC Restaurant Week® Winter Reservations Now Open Celebrated Biannual Dining Promotion to Return January 23-February 10 Dine and Save at More than 375 New York City Restaurants across 41 Neighborhoods New York City (January 9, 2017) - NYC & Company, New York City's official destination marketing organization, today announced that reservations are now open for NYC Restaurant Week® winter 2017, taking place January 23 through February 10, 2017. New Yorkers and visitors are encouraged to book now to receive great deals at more than 375 participating restaurants in 41 neighborhoods across the City. Diners can enjoy three-course prix-fixe lunches for $29 and three-course prix-fixe dinners for $42 (excluding beverages, gratuities and taxes). Saturday dining is excluded from the program and Sundays are optional. To view a full list of participants, make reservations, browse menus and more, visit Wed, 11 Jan 2017 07:00:00 GMT Enjoy Outdoor Recreation to Stay Active all Winter Long With plenty to do in Orange County, N.Y, winter's cold weather is no excuse to stop moving. Orange County, N.Y. (January 10, 2017) - Cold weather fun for the whole family can be found in Orange County this winter. Whether you like the thrill of tubing down a snow-covered hill or prefer horseback riding on a quiet wooded trail, there are plenty of ways to get outdoors and stay active this season. Tue, 10 Jan 2017 07:00:00 GMT Gilded Age Tea & Talk Series Returns This Winter at Staatsburgh State Historic Site First Talk Focuses on Historic Collections of Staatsburgh, Olana  Staatsburg, N.Y. - This winter, Staatsburgh State Historic Site, the former Hudson River estate of Ogden Mills and Ruth Livingston Mills, will offer an elegant and entertaining refuge from the cold by presenting its third Gilded Age Tea & Talk series of programs. The series this winter features a new lineup of speakers and topics. Mon, 09 Jan 2017 07:00:00 GMT It’s Official, Central New York Proclaimed “Official Home of Winter” Syracuse, N.Y. (Jan. 6) --Winter, the season best known for overhyped forecasts and underprepared drivers, received a VIP welcome in Syracuse today as Central New York proclaimed itself the official home of the misunderstood season."We have two seasons here, winter and not-winter," said David Holder, president of Visit Syracuse. "We're done hiding and we're done putting up with anti-winter media bias. Winter is a great season. It's part of who we are and we're celebrating it. We are proud to be ‘The Official Home of Winter.'" Fri, 06 Jan 2017 07:00:00 GMT Governor Cuomo Announces Start Of 2016-17 Skiing and Snowboarding Season in New York Whiteface Mountain to Open on Thursday, Thanksgiving Day and Gore and Belleayre Mountains to Open on Friday Video of Snowmaking at Gore Mountain Available Here Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today kicked off the 2016-17 skiing and snowboarding season and announced that Whiteface Mountain will open on Thursday, November 24, and Gore and Belleayre Mountains will open on Friday, November 25. Every winter season, skiing and snowboarding at New York's 51 mountains attracts millions of visitors and generates $1 billion for the state's economy. Tue, 22 Nov 2016 07:00:00 GMT New York Gets Early Snowfall – Ski Areas Set to Open After Thanksgiving New York receives late fall snow all across the state and most ski areas are getting anywhere from 10-16 or more inches of snow. Throughout the Thanksgiving week, cold temperatures will take hold to allow for perfect snowmaking weather which will allow more terrain to be opened at ski areas in New York State. Tue, 22 Nov 2016 07:00:00 GMT Popular Maple Sugaring Tours at Nature Museum are a Sweet Deal Cornwall, N.Y. -   On Saturday, February 27, from 11:00 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum will be hosting A Sugaring Off Celebration to celebrate the opening of the museum's Maple Sugaring season and to kick off a month of Maple Sugar Tours. The Maple Sugar Tours take place at the Outdoor Discovery Center, on Muser Drive, across from 174 Angola Road, Cornwall. On opening day, visitors can experience expanded Maple Festivities along with their Maple Sugar Tours guided by Museum Educators. Festivities include a tree tapping demonstration and taste test, special crafts and games, Native American story telling around a camp fire and more! Thu, 18 Feb 2016 07:00:00 GMT