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Maple Sugaring Tours and Opening Celebration at Cornwall Nature Museum are a Sweet Deal

Feb 15, 2017

Cornwall, N.Y. - Maple Sugaring Season is once again upon us and the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum is ready! Join the Museum to celebrate the opening of Maple Sugaring Season with A Sugaring Off Celebration on Saturday, March 4, from 11:00 a.m. to 3 p.m. and help kick off a month of Maple Sugar Tours. Tours will be led by Environmental Educators and 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 tour and taste test, including a tree tapping demonstration, special crafts and games, Native American story telling around a camp fire, birch syrup tasting, and Journey Cakes sampling. In addition, be the first to see our brand new Sugar Shack!

State Museum Hosts “Kids Curate” Event February 24 – 26

Feb 10, 2017

"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.

Winter Delights: Colonial Chocolate and Games

Feb 6, 2017

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.

The Met Celebrates 25th Anniversary of its Annual Family Benefit with Coloring Outside the Lines

Feb 2, 2017

Met Family Benefit

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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.

Nature Museum Celebrates Grand Opening of Interactive “Birds On The Wing” Exhibit

Jan 17, 2017

Birds of a Feather - Hudson Highlands Nature Museum

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.

January 16th is Community Free Day at The Wild Center

Jan 10, 2017

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.

Star Trek: The Original Series Set Tour Brings Series to Life

Jul 14, 2016

Star Trek Set TourComplete Set Reproductions Offer Fans Tour of Star Trek: The Original Series Sets in Ticonderoga, New York

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.

Retro Road Touring on the Kaaterskill Clove Trail to the Catskills’ Coolest Places

Jun 16, 2016

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.

Long Acre Farms Opens for the Season!

Apr 20, 2016

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."

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Announced as Official NYC Family Ambassadors

Apr 20, 2016

New York City Welcomed Approximately 17.5 Million Family Visitors in 2015, Increased by a Third Since the Launch of the Family Ambassador Program in 2009

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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