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Category - festivals and events

The Chocolate Expo “Holiday Edition” Brings Chocolate, Food & Fun to Cradle of Aviation Museum

Nov 29, 2016 by I Love New York Staff

America's largest chocolate event to feature 100 vendor booths plus appearances by Willy Wonka movie star Paris Themmen, the Chitty Chitty Bang Bang car and The Amazing Kreskin.

Garden City, N.Y. - The Chocolate Expo, America's largest and most unique chocolate event, will be returning for a special holiday edition at Long Island's Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City, NY, on Sunday, December 11, 2016, from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m.

At The Chocolate Expo, attendees get to taste, purchase, celebrate and otherwise indulge in delicious gourmet chocolates, baked goods, specialty foods, gelato, cheeses, wines, spirits and much more from about 100 local, regional and international vendors, while touring one of the largest air and space museums in the world.

Catch the spirit of Tinsel-n-Lights

Nov 16, 2016 by I Love New York Staff

Tinsel-N-Lights Festival Announces New Location at Waverly High School

Waverly, N.Y. - The 13th Annual Tinsel-N-Lights Festival will be moving from Muldoon Park in Waverly to the Waverly High School, 1 Frederick Street, Waverly, NY 14892, for its 2016 celebration. The Presbyterian Church, which usually houses some of the most popular activities, such as the School Band Concerts and the Kirby Band Concert, will be unavailable due to construction. The committee that organizes this free community event decided to move it to the school after careful consideration.

Catskills Holiday Festivals Feature Historic Tours, Artistic Events, & Family Entertainment

Nov 9, 2016 by I Love New York Staff

The Great Northern Catskills' Holiday Events Appeal to All Ages

Greene County, N.Y. - Get into the Holiday Spirit in the Great Northern Catskills with events that honor traditions, spark new ones, and guarantee fun for the whole family.

Chilly Willy Winter's Eve Tours, November 12 and 13, at the Bronck Museum in Coxsackie, features costumed guides who will take visitors through the restored and preserved Bronck House,

'Yin and Yang' Exhibition: Two Points of View

Sep 8, 2016 by I Love New York Staff

Yin and YangA Smorgasbord of Photography and More

Hudson, N.Y. - The exhibition Yin and Yang, taking place at Columbia Green Community College now through Sept. 28, is a visual collaboration by David Slutzky and Francis X. Driscoll demonstrating that sometimes different points of view can create a balance. Sometimes the same subject captured slightly differently can convey a very ...

Find Family Fun at 2016 Empire Farm Days: From Kiddie Tractor Pull and Hot Wheels to Dancing Digger

Jul 21, 2016 by I Love New York Staff

Empire Farm DaysSeneca Falls, N.Y. - The August 9-11, 2016 Empire Farm Days at Rodman Lott and Son Farms in Seneca Falls, NY, offers a host of exhibits and activities for families to enjoy.

The Farm Bureau Family Education Center has a grain box play area with straw bale seating, interactive games, puzzles, a coloring contest, and balloons. Check the tent for a special time each day for the children to add a small painted agricultural theme to their face or hand.

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

Jul 14, 2016 by I Love New York Staff

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.

5th Annual Champlain Canalway Bike Tour Set for August 14

Jun 16, 2016 by I Love New York Staff

Schuylerville, N.Y. - The 5th annual Champlain Canalway Trail Bicycle Tour, a one-day exploration of historic sites along the Hudson River/ Champlain Canal corridor, will take place on Sunday, August 14. In honor of the National Park Service Centennial and Canal Splash, this year's tour will begin at Hudson Crossing Park near Lock 5 just north of Schuylerville.   It will then proceed through villages and country-sides to Saratoga National Historical Park, with stops at selected significant historical landmarks related to the Revolutionary War campaign of 1777. Expert historians at each stop will introduce cyclists to local historical events that led to the Battles of Saratoga and changed the course of the war!

Adirondack Theatre Festival begins its 22nd summer season on June 21

Jun 3, 2016 by I Love New York Staff

Glens Falls, N.Y. - Kicking-off Adirondack Theatre Festival's (ATF) 22nd summer season of professional theatre is ISLAND SONG. Performances will be held at the Charles R. Wood Theater (207 Glen Street in downtown Glens Falls) June 21st - July 2nd at 7:30pm with a special matinee performance on June 29th at 2:00 pm. Tickets are $32-$45 and are available at the Wood Theater Box Office, online at ATFestival.org, or by calling (518) 480-4878. Discount season flex passes are available for the full seven show line-up.

Get Ready for the 2016 Best 4th In The North Celebration!

Jun 2, 2016 by I Love New York Staff

Ticonderoga, NY - June 2, 2016 - The Best 4th In The North Committee, a subcommittee of the Ticonderoga Montcalm Street Partnership is pleased to announce the schedule for the 2016 Best 4th In The North Celebration in Ticonderoga, NY with the theme "Hometown Pride - Think Local," The 2016 Best 4th In The North Celebration will take place July 1-4, 2016 with a grand fireworks display, parade, the Montcalm Mile, as well as a variety of live music, food, vendors, rides, games, and much more throughout the four day celebration. New food, music, and rides are being added. The Best Fourth in the North Celebration attracts many visitors to the Ticonderoga area every year, which supports many local businesses and the local economy as a whole.

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