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Walkway Over the Hudson logoRegistrations now open for Walkway members and general public for July, 4th 2018 event  

Poughkeepsie, N.Y. – The Walkway organization will once again offer the public an opportunity to view of the City of Poughkeepsie’s annual fireworks display from Walkway Over the Hudson State Park on the Fourth of July. 

“Watching fireworks from the Walkway is a unique patriotic experience!” said Walkway Executive Director Elizabeth Waldstein-Hart. “This event has become an annual tradition for many Hudson Valley residents—a way to celebrate Independence Day, joining with family, friends and the community.” 

gem miningEllicottville, N.Y. – Holiday Valley is adding a new attraction to Sky High Adventure Park, the Mister Happy Gem Mining Company.  Targeted to children as young as 2, the experience mimics old fashioned panning for gold. Each miner purchases a bag of sand that contains either gems or fossils.  The contents of the bag are dumped into a mining pan.  The “miners” wash the sand away with water that flows through a 65 foot long sluice and the treasures are left in the pan.  An identification card is included for children to learn more about their gems or fossils.

HHNM Family CampingCornwall, N.Y. – On Friday, June 8, at 6:00 pm through Saturday, June 9 at 8am, the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum will be hosting its popular, Family Camp Out  at the Museum’s Outdoor Discovery Center, on Muser Drive, across from 174 Angola Road, Cornwall. Welcome the Summer season with a night under the stars! After dinner, bring your family, tent, and sleeping bags for an evening of nocturnal fun.

Hanford Mills Museum Water WheelMay 26 program offers free admission and special activities for families  

East Meredith, N.Y. – On May 26, Hanford Mills Museum will hold the first in a series of Free Family Saturdays, which offer special programming for families as well as admission discounts. Visitors can take a kid-friendly guided tour of the historic water-powered sawmill, gristmill and woodworking shop. Tours highlight how the Mill owners and workers adapted to changes in technology.  …

Genesee Country Nature CenterMumford, Mar. 20, 2018— Not everyone gets out of town for spring break. Parents looking to offer video-game-free fun this April now have new Spring Break Camp options.

Building on the popularity of its summer camp programs, Genesee Country Village & Museum introduces a new Spring Break Camp, April 2-6, which includes busing from Rochester and is offered for children ages 6-9 and 10-15.

At the museum’s 175-acre Genesee Country Nature Center, youngsters can enjoy hikes, games, crafts and plenty of time to explore the world around them.

Beyond Rubik's Cube 2Interactive Exhibition Created by Liberty Science Center with partners Google and Ernő Rubik runs Feb. 17–Apr. 29 at Destiny USA and Aims to Inspire Creativity Around the World through International Tour

Exhibit Features a One-Of-A-Kind, 18-Karat Gold, Jewel-Encrusted, Fully Functional Rubik’s Cube Valued at $2.5 Million

Watch Onondaga County Executive Joanne Mahoney solve a Rubik's Cube blindfolded here

Syracuse, NY - The internationally acclaimed Beyond Rubik’s Cube exhibition opens at Destiny USA’s The Muzium this Saturday through April 29, 2018. Through highly interactive physical and digital challenges, visitors will explore how the Rubik’s Cube emerged from a workshop in Communist-era Hungary to become a worldwide phenomenon, fostering creativity across the fields of science, technology, engineering, robotics, the visual arts, music, film, architecture and mathematics. A grand opening celebration is scheduled for Saturday, at 10:00 a.m. featuring prizes, refreshments, and demonstrations from local speed-solver,…

Destination Resort in Goshen, Orange County Will Include a Theme Park Educational OpportunitiesESD logo

First LEGOLAND Park in the Northeast Will Create 1,300 Jobs

$10 Million to Support Road Infrastructure and Traffic Mitigation on Route 17

Empire State Development today announced that LEGOLAND® New York, a 170-acre theme park resort, will open in Goshen, Orange County in 2020. Developed by Merlin Entertainments, LEGOLAND New York is the first LEGOLAND Park in the Northeast and will attract approximately two million visitors annually and leverage $350 million in its initial local investment. The destination resort will include a theme park featuring well-known LEGO® characters and will feature strong educational components for children ages two to 12 and their families. New York State also announced an additional $18 million to support the project, including off-site road infrastructure improvements and traffic mitigation measures on Route 17.

Excelsior PR logoFour New Lots Add 2,500 Parking Spaces to Park-N-Ride Program

State Fair Drives Tourism and Complements "Central New York Rising" - The Region's Comprehensive Strategy to Revitalize Communities and Grow the Economy

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the opening of three more parking areas to provide shuttle service to the Great New York State Fair. The four parking lots, at John Glenn Blvd. and Farrell Rd. near I-690, the Regional Market in Liverpool and at Syracuse's Hancock International Airport in Salina, will provide approximately 2,500 more parking spaces as the Fair heads into what is traditionally its period of largest attendance.

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