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The MoonCornwall, NY- On Friday, July 27 at 7:30pm, join the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum for a Full Moon Hike at the Museum’s Outdoor Discovery Center on Muser Drive, across from 174 Angola Road, Cornwall.  Enjoy the moonlit fields and forests with a guided full moon trek on a hike like no other.

The Museum’s expert staff will ensure safe night hiking habits are utilized by the group and guide you along the enchanting scenery of the fields in the evening.

Adirondack Theatre FestivalGlens Falls, N.Y.  - The 24th season of the Adirondack Theatre Festival will feature the concert reading of the hilarious romantic comedy Calling All Kates. The show will open at the Charles R. Wood Theater, located at 207 Glen Street in downtown Glens Falls, and run July 22nd and 23rd.Performances will start at 7:30pm. Tickets are $28 and can be purchased at the Wood Theater Box Office, online at ATFestival.org, or by calling (518) 480-4878.

Ontario County FairCanandaigua, NY – The 175th Ontario County Fair to be held Tuesday, July 24 through Saturday, July28, is preparing for another successful year at the Ontario County Fairgrounds. Fair organizers have produced a dynamic schedule staying true to the Fair’s agricultural roots, while at the same time offering audiences a creative entertainment schedule.

A special emphasis will be placed on the history of the fair, as it enters its 175th year. Special exhibits will be onsite to show the history of the fair, and its evolution from then to now.

LUMASeptember 7-9, 2018

Art and Technology Merge in Huge 3D Experiences on Historic City Buildings

Opera & Beer, Theremin Concert, Orchestral Light Show, Lights Out Dining Experience
and art exhibitions enhance festival

Binghamton, N.Y. –  A town in upstate New York will be transformed by world-renowned projection mapping experts and thrust onto the global art scene for the Fourth Annual LUMA Projection Arts Festival. LUMA will celebrate its bold commitment to shaping the future of storytelling with cutting edge technology from September 7-9, 2018 bringing art lovers and tech enthusiasts alike to Binghamton, NY to witness artists from around the globe.

Columbia County Historical SocietyLaunch of 2018 visitor season

CCHS is one of more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to active military personnel and their families this summer

Celebrate Father's Day Weekend by Picnicking at a Historic Site

Columbia County, N.Y. – Columbia County Historical Society (CCHS) has announced its participation in the ninth annual Blue Star Museums, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to the nation’s active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

Dutchess County Tourism logoPoughkeepsie, N.Y. – The Special Olympics New York Summer Games will be hosted in Dutchess County from June 14-16, 2019 and on June 19-21, 2020.  More than 1,700 athletes and coaches will travel from around New York State to Vassar College and Dutchess Community College, as well as other locations throughout the county, to compete in a variety of sports.

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.” 

Tupper Lake Tinman TriathlonTupper Lake, N.Y. -  On Saturday, June 23, the Tupper Lake Tinman Triathlon will commence for the 36th time. 

The most noticeable change since the first race is the number of competitors, people who are looking for a hardcore race with a small town feel in a beautiful setting. To date, 501 people have registered for this year's race, with plenty of time to sign up. The 2017 race drew 633 competitors, and the 2016 iteration saw 538, compared with 390 entrants in 2015, and 375 in 2014.

2018 Skaneateles Boat ShowSkaneateles, N.Y. – The Skaneateles Antique and Classic Boat Show—an event 40 years in the making—returns July 27-29, featuring mesmerizing boats from the early 1900s to the present, along with family entertainment. Hours are 3 p.m. to dusk Friday, 9 a.m. to dusk Saturday and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday in Clift Park. Admission is free.

Staatsburgh State Historic Site PTH WeekendStaatsburg, N.Y.  – Staatsburgh State Historic Site will mark New York’s “Path Through History Weekend” on June 16 and June 17 with two special tours.  Path Through History Weekends are a showcase of New York State's rich and fascinating history and will feature hundreds of events happening at historic and cultural destinations throughout the state.

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