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I LOVE NY Logo - stackedNew York (January 23, 2024) New York State continues to captivate travelers with its breathtaking landscapes, world-renowned attractions, rich cultural heritage and diverse experiences, plus a once-in-a-lifetime solar event. With an array of sensational sights, events and destinations, New York State promises an unforgettable journey for travelers seeking a getaway with adventure, immersion and a vibrant and dynamic itinerary.

Ballet HispánicoPresented by Ballet Hispánico

February 21, 2024 at 7:30pm

New York, N.Y. - Ballet Hispánico, the nation’s largest Latinx/Latine/Hispanic cultural organization and one of America’s Cultural Treasures, presents a night of historic and new works witnessing the vibrancy and diversity of Latine cultures at The 92nd Street Y, New York, 1395 Lexington Ave, New York, NY on February 21, 2024 at 7:30pm. Tickets start at $30 and are available here.

50th Anniversary of Hip HopHudson River Museum, Yonkers Arts, and Yonkers Public Library Partner to Celebrate This Milestone for Hip Hop

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Yonkers, NY (December 7) —Three Yonkers institutions have joined forces to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Hip Hop with exhibitions, programs, and even a limited edition Hip Hop library card. Hip Hop legends such as DMX, Mary J. Blige, and The Lox grew up in Yonkers and contributed to the burgeoning scene.

We Are NYHistoric Waterway Connecting Hudson River to Lake Champlain Opened in 1823

Locks between Waterford and Whitehall Support the Region’s Economy; Aggregate Stone is Actively Shipped Through Locks to New York City for Construction Projects

Canal is Also a Top Destination for Recreational Boating and Tourism

Commemorative Plaque Unveiled Today at Visitors Center in Schuylerville

Video Available Here and Photos Available Here

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced the bicentennial of the Champlain Canal was commemorated during a ceremony at the Champlain Canal Region Gateway Visitors Center in Schuylerville. As part of the 524-mile New York State Canal system, the 60-mile Champlain Canal that connects the Hudson River to Lake Champlain first opened in 1823, two years earlier than the completion of the Erie Canal. New York Power Authority President and CEO Justin E. Driscoll and New York State Canal Corporation Director Brian U. Stratton presented Historic Hudson Hoosic Rivers Partnership Chairman Tom Richardson with a commemorative plaque that will be displayed at the Visitors Center to mark the occasion. …

We Are NYOPRHP Commissioner Embarks on Statewide Tour to Highlight the Diversity of Activities Throughout Parks and Historic Sites System 

New Centennial Website Will Provide Celebration Updates 

Watch New York State Park Centennial Video Here 

Governor Kathy Hochul today previewed a year-long celebration of the centennial anniversary of the founding of New York’s statewide park and historic site system to take place in 2024. The celebration will both highlight and build upon one of New York State’s greatest environmental legacies. In 1924, Governor Alfred E. Smith and the State Legislature created the New York State Council of Parks while voters approved a $15 million bond act to build and enlarge a network of State parks, forging the New York State park and historic site system that New York State residents and visitors know and cherish today.

Circle LineIn Partnership with Universal Hip Hop Museum

Honoring 50 years of Hip Hop with DJ Spinderella and Tributes to Legendary Missy Elliot and more

New York, NY (August 1, 2023) - New York City's iconic sightseeing boat tour, Circle Line, is proud to announce a momentous event – The 50th Anniversary of Hip Hop Dance Cruise, taking place on August 10th at 7:30PM as part of Circle Line's Summer Dance Series.

We Are NYUnveils Statewide Roster of Events, Concerts, and Exhibitions Hosted in Partnership with New York State to Commemorate Hip Hop's Birth in the Bronx

Launches "Hip Hop 50 Live at Yankee Stadium" Ticket Sweepstakes; New Yorkers Can Enter for a Chance to Win a VIP Experience for Two Here

I LOVE NY Launches Website and Digital Marketing Campaign Promoting Hip Hop Programming and Landmarks

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced the start of the I LOVE NY Summer of Hip Hop, a statewide commemoration of the genre's 50th anniversary on August 11, 2023. Hosted in partnership with renowned cultural organizations including Lincoln Center and The Strong National Museum of Play in Rochester, the I LOVE NY Summer of Hip Hop will feature a line-up of concerts, exhibitions, performances, and other family-friendly programming across the State.

Tupac Shakur in John Singleton's Poetic Justice, 1993To Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Hip-Hop

Series opens weekend of July 28 & 29 with New Jack City and Belly and continues through November 3, 2023

Astoria, NY (July 7, 2023) — To celebrate the 50th anniversary of hip-hop, Museum of the Moving Image (MoMI) will present the screening series Real Rap: Hip-Hop Star Power on Screen July 28–November 3. The films in the series represent the history of hip-hop on the big screen and feature performers who have uniquely influenced both film and music. This series will also include special guests, discussions, a spoken word showcase, and a summer dance party.

We Are NYIconic Hudson Valley Suspension Bridge Will Celebrate 100 Years in 2024

Time Capsule Dedicated to Celebrate Construction Starting in 1923

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced the kickoff of celebrations surrounding the upcoming centennial of the Bear Mountain Bridge in 2024. Between now and fall 2024, several events and initiatives are underway to celebrate one of the Hudson Valley's most recognizable structures, including a centennial website, a documentary film and an international bridge engineering conference. Various leaders and community members joined the New York State Bridge Authority at the bridge today to make the announcement. Participants also dedicated a time capsule to mark 100 years since construction of the bridge began. 

We Are NYNew York's Flagship Eat Local, Drink Local Program Has Delivered Over $100 Million in Economic Impacts

Open House at the Finger Lakes Welcome Center Highlights New York State Farmers and Agricultural Producers and Regional Tourism Offerings

Series of Celebrations Planned at Taste NY Markets Across the State in 2023

Governor Kathy Hochul today kicked off the State's 10-year anniversary celebrations for Taste NY, New York's official 'eat local, drink local' program, at a special open house at the Finger Lakes Welcome Center in Geneva. The event showcased the diversity and uniqueness of New York State's farmers and food and beverage producers, as well as regional tourism destinations. Today's celebration marked the first in a series of events that are planned across the state in recognition of the 2023 10-year milestone and the program's success, which has brought over $100 million in economic impact to New York State producers.

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