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Empire SandyTo Officially Welcome 12 Magnificent Tall Sailing Ships

Buffalo, N.Y. – The largest celebration in the history of the Buffalo waterfront, Basil Port of Call: Buffalo, will kick-off with a dramatic Parade of Sail at 3 p.m. on July 4th as 12 tall ships muster in Lake Erie, move under full sail past the landmark 1833 Buffalo Lighthouse and arrive by 5 p.m. at their docking stations in Canalside, Riverwalk and Erie Basin Marina. Cannons will punctuate the air along with bagpipers from the Erie County Sheriff’s Irish Pipes and Drums reserve unit, and join The Buffalo Niagara Concert Band, a group of 80 musicians, in salute to a majestic fleet of historic tall ships from harbors throughout the United States, Canada, Spain and the South Pacific.

Erie Canalway ChallengeDiscover all you can do along New York’s Canals

Waterford, N.Y. - The Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor today announced the launch of the Canalway Challenge, a new initiative that invites people to trace history while tracking miles walking, running, cycling or paddling on the New York State Canal System and Canalway Trail. The free program includes a range of mileage options--15 miles, 90 miles, 180 miles, and 360 miles—so that people at all fitness levels can choose a mileage goal that suits their ability and participate. Details and signup are available at www.canalwaychallenge.org/.

Adirondack Wine & Food FestivalTwo-Day Celebration of New York State Wine, Craft Beverages & Artisan Foods Expected to Bring over 7,000 Visitors to the Lake George Area

Lake George, N.Y. - Celebrating half a decade in operation, the 2019 Adirondack Wine & Food Festival will return to the Charles R. Wood Festival Commons in Lake George for two days of remarkable wine and food experiences on Saturday, June 29 and Sunday, June 30.

The fifth-annual, family friendly wine and food tasting event will feature a record 120+ vendors, including the finest producers of New York state wines, craft beverages and artisan foods as well as 11 food trucks, arts & crafts and more.

This year’s festival is also expected to shatter the previous attendance record for the Charles R. Wood Festival Commons – a record set by last year’s festival, which brought more than 6,300 visitors to Lake George and had a 1.87 million economic impact on the greater Lake George area, perennially one of the state’s most popular summer tourism destinations.

International Children’s Winter GamesNext program to air Saturday April 13 on NBC at 9 a.m.

Lake Placid, N.Y. – Over three months have elapsed since Lake Placid hosted the International Children’s Winter Games (ICWG), yet the message created by the young participating athletes continues to resonate through syndicated television. 

Emmy Award-winning Teen Kids News (TKN) - a weekly 30-minute television program – will air the second segment from Lake Placid. It is hosted, once again, by 12-year-old Lincoln Norfolk and produced by John F. Morgan.

Palisades Center logoWest Nyack, N.Y.: Palisades Center is co-sponsoring Metro-North’s Get Out & Go! Show, a staycation travel showcase on Saturday, April 13th. Spend the afternoon exploring and discovering staycation hotspots from New York City, the Hudson Valley, Connecticut, and beyond. From a daytrip to the Bronx Zoo to a Jazz festival along the Hudson River, to tantalizing foodie adventures or the region’s top cultural treasures, there is a destination for everyone to enjoy!…

Jack Casady guitarThe Museum re-opens for A Season of Song and Celebration March 30th featuring the 2019 Special Exhibit We Are Golden

BETHEL, NY (March 8, 2019)  – On March 30thThe Museum at Bethel Woods, located at the site of the 1969 Woodstock festival, will open for the 2019 season and mark the 50th Anniversary with the Special Exhibit We Are GoldenReflections on the 50th Anniversary of The Woodstock Festival & Aspirations for a Peaceful Future, part of A Season of Song and Celebration. This exhibit examines the desires of the youth of 1969, places the legendary festival within the context of the positive societal changes it inspired and asks today's youth what THEY are asking of the world now. 
We Are Golden will feature a large collection of authentic Woodstock artifacts such as instruments, clothing, equipment, art and photography. Highlights include Jack Casady of Jefferson Airplane's bass guitar and tunic, handwritten lyrics for "Goin' Up the Country" by Alan Wilson of Canned Heat, a speaker cabinet and mixing equipment used by Bill Hanley at Woodstock which helped to set the standard for outdoor sound engineering and world-class photographs from the 15 best photographers of the festival.

Woodstock - 50th at MaristPoughkeepsie, NY—Three days of peace and music were actually almost a decade in the making. This summer, Marist College will hold a conference, “1969: When Woodstock Changed the World,” examining the events that led to the iconic music festival. Marist’s conference, which will be held June 13-14, 2019, is the definitive—and perhaps only—academic conference on this key anniversary. All events are open to the public (registration required; see below for details).

“With the site of Woodstock essentially in our backyard, it is fitting for Marist to take the helm on an event like this,” said President David Yellen. “This conference curates key historical milestones to fully examine the circumstances that culminated in the unprecedented three-day concert that was the Woodstock Music Festival.”…

Lilac Festival 2019Begins countdown to spring

Rochester, N.Y. (March 5, 2019) – Today, Rochester Lilac Festival organizers announced nineteen headliners and special guests to perform free shows at the 121st annual event from May 10-19, 2019. With the Festival just 60 days away, Rochesterians can officially begin the countdown to the highly-anticipated festival season.

This year’s Festival continues the tradition of bringing big-name national performers to entertain more than 500,000 annual visitors from across the State and beyond. Performances will take place on the Sahlen’s Center Stage over the course of the 10-day free festival, the largest of its kind in the country. In total, there will be 70 group performances at this year’s Festival.

Santana WoodstockPart of Bethel Woods Season of Song & Celebration Anniversary Weekend
Tickets On-Sale Friday, March 8th at 10 AM

Bethel, N.Y. (March 5, 2019) – Rock and Roll Hall of Fame guitarist Carlos Santana has announced that he will return to Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, at the historic site of the 1969 Woodstock festival on Saturday, August 17th – exactly 50 years after Santana made history during the legendary festival.
 
Santana’s performance will be a highlight of Bethel Woods’ Anniversary Week programming, commemorating the semi-centennial of the greatest festival of all time on the days in which it happened.  Anniversary Week will include extended museum hours, docent tours of the exhibits and historic site, and a variety of events and programs, beginning with a screening of the Warner Bros. Academy-Award winning documentary Woodstock: the Director’s Cut on Thursday, August 15th.

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