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Fishing Derby at Hanford MillsEast Meredith, N.Y. – A sweet reward is coming thanks to all those who cut and hauled ice at the Ice Harvest Festival at Hanford Mills Museum. On that February day, more than seven tons of ice were cut from the Mill pond and then stored in the Ice House. On July 4th, that ice will be used to make ice cream on a steam-powered churn, and visitors to the Museum’s Independence Day Celebration can sample the cool treat.

Tykes Tuesday at Destiny USAPresented by Margaritaville, Destiny USA’s Canyon Area will host fun, free family-friendly events and activities all summer long

Syracuse, NY - Every Tuesday this summer beginning on June 27th and running through August 22nd, Destiny USA will be the site of family-friendly fun for kids of all ages. Now in its fifth year at Destiny USA, “Tykes Tuesday” offers a new activity every week from noon until 2:00 p.m. in Destiny USA’s Canyon Area for families looking for something fun to do over the summer break. Presented by Margaritaville, kids eat free every Tykes Tuesday at Margaritaville with the purchase of an adult entrée. …

Strong National Museum of Play logo - marbleRochester. N.Y. — The Strong announces the launch of its newest mobile tour America at Play in concert with New York State Path through History Weekend on June 17 and 18. The self-guided tour explores the museum’s America at Play exhibit, which opened at The Strong in December 2016, and is available in French, German, Spanish, Mandarin, and English. (An enhanced audio version is available in English and Mandarin.)…

Enchanted Forest Water SafariOld Forge, N.Y. – Enchanted Forest Water Safari, opens for the season on Wednesday, June 14 with more than 50 rides and attractions.  New York's largest water theme park. features 32 heated water rides with a focus on family fun for all ages.  The park also features classic amusement rides, fun food, exciting games, cool shops, private cabanas, storybook themed characters, a family circus show and more. 315-369-6145 www.WaterSafari.com

Free WakeboardingCanandaigua, N.Y. – What attraction in the Finger Lakes region or New York State for that matter, offers a day for guests to sample the attraction free of charge?  Roseland Wake Park is doing just that on Saturday, June 17th from 10am-5pm with their Roseland Wake Park/Liquid Force Free for All event.   “Even if you’ve never been on a wakeboard this event is not to be missed.  We are offering free admission to the cable park, rentals and lessons.  The free 15 minute wakeboarding lessons at the Lil Bro Learn to Ride Center will be available on a first come, first serve basis”, states Roseland Wake Park Manager, Kyle Dickman.

Have a Ball Opening CelebrationRochester, N.Y. – Bounce in for delightful performances during the Have a Ball Opening Weekend Celebration at The Strong Museum on Saturday, June 24 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, June 25 from 1 to 4 p.m. Marvel at live juggling acts, learn how to perform ball tricks, and discover the new, original Have a Ball exhibit.

Enjoy interactive performances by Flower City Vaudeville on Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. Watch as the comedic group leads juggling demonstrations and try your hand at ball tricks. Also all weekend long, zoom a ball through a pipe maze and build a classic cup-and-ball toy.

Jim Henson and KermitThe permanent exhibition at the New York museum is devoted to the creative innovator and puppeteer who brought to life some of America’s most memorable characters

Astoria, New York, May 24, 2017—Museum of the Moving Image will open The Jim Henson Exhibition, a permanent exhibition devoted to Jim Henson, on Saturday, July 22, 2017. This dynamic visitor experience—housed in a new gallery space funded by the City of New York—explores Henson’s groundbreaking work for film and television and his transformative impact on popular culture.

America's Wonder Dinner TheaterNiagara Falls, N.Y. – The America's Wonder Dinner Theater returns in 2017 with two shows and a bright future for celebrating our heritage and history in a fun-filed musical presentation.

"Niagara Falls - America's Wonder", our original show, returns for Sunday Brunch held at the Days Inn on the Falls.  At 11 a.m. each Sunday our team tells stories, presents characters of history and provides a wonderful musical soundtrack to the story of Niagara Falls from a uniquely American perspective.

Hanford Mills Museum Free Family SaturdayEast Meredith, N.Y. – Hanford Mills Museum will offer the first in a series of Free Family Saturdays on May 27. In addition to guided tours of the Museum’s water-powered sawmill, gristmill and woodworking shop, visitors can enjoy special kid-friendly activities as well as music by Catfish Meyer. Meyer will perform acoustic rock and folk music from 11 am to 2 pm.

“Free Family Saturdays are an opportunity for kids and their parents or grandparents to explore and learn together. And, with music by Catfish Meyer, it makes for an enjoyable outing,” says Liz Callahan, the Museum’s executive director.  She noted that visitors are welcome to bring a picnic lunch.

Howe Caverns175 BOGO Ticket Promotion and New Website Debuts to Mark the Anniversary, May 22

Howes Cave, N.Y. --- May, 11, 2017 --- When farmer, adventurer and entrepreneur Lester Howe and his cow Millicent accidentally discovered the entrance to a mysterious cave on May 22, 1842, little did he know, that 175 years later, it would be the second most visited natural attraction in New York State, only preceded by Niagara Falls. Ironic, because while he was also an entertainer and eccentric genius, Howe unknowingly discovered what remains to be the largest cave opened to the public in the Northeast, and now Howe Caverns welcomes 150,000 to 200,000 visitors each year.