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We Are NYState Supported, World-Class Recreation and Sporting Complex Will Serve as Premier Tournament-Based Facility for Ice Hockey, Box Lacrosse, Soccer and Other Field Sports 

Will Host Major Tournaments, Drawing Sports Teams from the Northeast and Canada to the Mohawk Valley Region 

Projected to Attract More Than 320,000 Annual Visitors Who Will Add More Than $26 Million to Regional Economy, Reinforcing State's Economic Vision for Mohawk Valley  

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced the grand opening of the $64 million Nexus Center in downtown Utica. The announcement comes in advance of a ceremonial "puck drop" to be held later this evening by local officials. Thanks to state support, which includes $22 million through the Upstate Revitalization Initiative, the 170,000 square-foot tournament-based recreation and sporting complex will be utilized for ice hockey, box lacrosse, soccer and other field sports, and will draw competitive youth teams from across the U.S. and Canada.

Mohawk AirlinesScheduled for Saturday, December 3, 2022, at 2:00 PM

Utica, N.Y. -- On December 3 at 2:00 p.m., the Oneida County History Center will host Jim Coulthart, a local amateur military aviation historian, who will share his research on Mohawk Airlines. This hour-long presentation covers the history of central New York’s regional airline, from the early years as Robinson Airline through to its demise in the early 1970s. This program is free and open to the public.

Red Shed BreweryEnglish Pub-Style Taproom Features Cask Beer System and English-Inspired Fare  

Cherry Valley, N.Y. – Red Shed Brewery is welcoming a third location to the family – Red Shed Ale House. The new taproom, located on Main Street in Cherry Valley, is reminiscent of an English pub with its dark, yet warm and cozy atmosphere. It is currently open Thursdays through Sundays from 3:00 – 9:00 P.M. (as business warrants) with plans of remaining open all year long.  …

Archaeology UncoversSaturday, November 12, 2:00 p.m.
Archaeology Uncovers: Canal Locks and Privies

Utica, N.Y. – The Chenango Canal was built between 1833-36 and connected Binghamton to Utica. It closed in 1878 due to competition from the railroads. Archaeological projects completed by the New York State Museum Cultural Resource Survey Program have uncovered remnants of original canal locks, sluiceways, and three residential privies. Archaeologist David Staley will share recent discoveries at the Oneida County History Center, Saturday, November 12 at 2:00 p.m. This program is free and open to the public.

Beige Colorful Paint and Easel Phone WallpaperSaturday, November 19, 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Utica, N.Y. – The Oneida County History Center is bringing back its popular Sip & Paint program featuring a still life with historical artifacts from the museum’s collection. Participants will create a holiday-themed painting with beautiful crockery from White’s Pottery, a Utica Ginger Beer jug, and other historical items. Tickets are $40 for non-members and $35 for OCHC members and include all art materials, one beverage ticket, and light snacks. Pre-registration is required. Join us for an afternoon of a bit of painting, a little sipping, and a lot of fun!…

Oneida County History CenterUtica, N.Y. – Tickets are now on sale for the Historical Hall of Fame and Living Legend induction celebration!

Join the Oneida County History Center to honor and celebrate the class of 2022. The event will be held at Valentino’s Banquet Hall, New Hartford, and includes an opening reception with music by Monk Rowe & John Hutson, a cash bar, dinner buffet, Hall of Fame induction video, and speeches from the Living Legends.

1940s Diver HelmetOswego, N.Y. -- The proposed Lake Ontario National Marine Sanctuary that would span the waters from Wayne and Cayuga counties east to Oswego and Jefferson counties has been featured in a public television story produced by WPBS-TV, Watertown, New York, for its weekly current affairs show, WPBS Weekly: Inside the Stories, and re-aired by Great Lakes Now, a monthly magazine-style show housed at Detroit Public TV.

SCQBT FoundersSchoharie County, N.Y. - This month, eleven years ago, tropical storm Irene wreaked havoc along the watershed of the Schoharie Creek, devastating rural towns along the valley. Flood damage affected business, private homes, farmlands, and more. In response, thousands of New Yorkers banded together to help those in need.

One of those heroes was Ginny Schaum, local resident and former student of the Fashion Institute of Technology. Her dedication to helping community dates back to some of her initial career work where she created clothing for people with disabilities, taking into consideration the frailties of the customer as well as the capabilities of their caretakers.

We Are NYView Weekly I LOVE NY Fall Foliage Reports Available Every Wednesday, Beginning September 14, Here

Watch New Broadcast and Digital Marketing Campaign Showcasing Popular Seasonal Attractions and Destinations Here

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced the start of New York State's 2022 fall foliage and travel season, highlighted by the return of I LOVE NY's Fall Foliage Reports and a new I LOVE NY broadcast and digital marketing campaign to showcase popular fall activities and attractions. I LOVE NY is also collaborating with the state's network of heritage tourism destinations on this year's Path Through History Weekend, scheduled for October 8 to 10, which will feature special events and activations at the state's rich history and historic sites.

Click here to access the I LOVE NY press kit.