"Kids Curate" first exhibition curated by children across state Event includes family-friendly educational activities
Albany, N.Y. - The New York State Museum will host Kids Curate, the first exhibition at the museum curated by children across the state, February 24 through 26. In addition, families can participate in a variety of educational hands-on activities, meet museum scientists and curators, and enjoy performances by local musical and performing arts groups.
Rensselaer, N.Y. - On Thursday February 23, 2017 Crailo State Historic Site will be offering "Winter Delights: Colonial Chocolate and Games" for children, their parents and anyone interested in historic chocolate and entertainment. Between 10:00am and 1:00 pm everyone is welcome to drop in to learn about 18th century drinking chocolate, do crafts and play indoor colonial games.
What: The Met invites the entire family to enjoy an evening of creativity and entertainment at the 25th annual Family Benefit on Thursday, February 9.
This year, the theme of Coloring Outside the Lines will transform The Met Fifth Avenue into an artist's studio, where families will interact with practicing artists and learn how they create using various media, techniques, and tools.
Cornwall-on-Hudson, N.Y. - On Saturday, January 28 & Sunday, January 29 from 12 - 4pm the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum invites everyone to the grand opening of: "Birds On The Wing" a brand- new interactive exhibit at the Museum's Wildlife Education Center, 25 Boulevard, Cornwall-on-Hudson. The Ribbon Cutting Ceremony will kick off the celebrations on Saturday, January 28 at 12:15pm "Birds On The Wing," housed in the Wildlife Education Center's Ogden Gallery, is curated by Wildlife Education Center Manager, Emily Nestlerode and made possible by a generous grant from the Dorr Foundation.
Tupper Lake, N.Y. - In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, The Wild Center will be open on Monday, January 16th from 10am until 5pm with free admission. Explore the trails on a snowshoe walk with a naturalist, take in a feature film in the Flammer Theater, paint in the Artists Studio or just enjoy watching the otters swim. Spend your day at The Wild Center.
Ticonderoga, NY, July 14, 2016 - Star Trek super-fan James Cawley is honoring the 50th anniversary of the iconic franchise with the opening of his meticulously designed Star Trek: The Original Series set tour. Located in historic Ticonderoga, New York and under license by CBS Consumer Products, the set tour brings memories to life by allowing fans to boldly go and tour the sets of the legendary Starship Enterprise.
Recreated exactly as they were laid out on the "Desilu" (now Paramount Pictures) Stage 9 in Hollywood for the original run of Star Trek, guests will be able to step onto the soundstage and be transported directly back to 1966. Starting this July, visitors can receive guided tours, photo opportunities and an immersive experience into the world of the classic television series.
Discovery Trail Goes Deep into Catskill Culture & History
Greene County, N.Y. (June 13, 2016) - Striking the balance between adventure and culture, Greene County's Kaaterskill Clove Trail offers a self-guided discovery route to hiking trails, scenic vistas, restaurants, and historic sites offering surprising connections between past and present.
Recognized for its scenic beauty, the Clove's landscape has inspired countless artists for generations, and its stops represent key places in American history. The routes connect visitors to sites in the Catskills, while looping in some of Greene County's most popular attractions, restaurants, and microbreweries.
Macedon, NY. (April 19th, 2016) -Long Acre Farms will open for their 23rd season at 10:00am on Saturday May 7, 2016. The Farm's "Welcome Back Weekend" will continue through Sunday May 8th with special promotions, deals, samples and activities for the whole family. 2016 Season passes are currently on sale online and will be available for guests to purchase during the Farm's "Welcome Back Weekend."
In Time for Summer Travel, the First Phase of the Campaign Will Encourage Summer Travel to New York City
New York City (April 20, 2016) -NYC & Company, New York City's official destination marketing organization, together with Nickelodeon, announced the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are the newest Official NYC Family Ambassadors-part of a yearlong campaign to highlight New York City as a family-friendly destination. In 2015 New York City welcomed an estimated 17.5 million family visitors, a nearly two percent projected increase over 2014, and family travel to NYC is expected to continue to grow in 2016 to reach approximately 17.7 million family visitors. Since the launch of the Family Ambassador program in 2009, family visitation to New York City has grown by 32.6 percent and is currently 30 percent of total visitation to New York City. For kid-friendly NYC travel materials, guides and itineraries, visit www.nycgo.com/family.
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