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FilmColumbiaChatham, NY (September 9, 2019)—James Schamus, longtime key player in the independent filmmaking world, will be honored at the 2019 FilmColumbia festival, at the Crandell Theatre in Chatham, New York. On October 18-19, four of Schamus’ films will be shown, followed by a Q&A conducted by Peter Biskind, film historian, cultural critic, and festival director. Saturday evening, October 19th, Crandell Theatre benefactor Jack Shear will host the annual FilmColumbia Kick-Off Party at his home in Spencertown, NY, where Schamus will be recognized at a benefit supporting the festival and year-round Crandell programs.

Bethel FestivalsWine Festival on October 5th and Craft: Beer, Spirits & Food Festival on October 12th

Bethel, NY (September 5, 2019) – Festivals at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts continue into October with the return of the annual Wine Festival on Saturday, October 5th as well as Craft: Beer, Spirits & Food Festival on Saturday, October 12th. Located at the historic site of the 1969 Woodstock festival in Bethel, NY both festivals take place from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. with VIP early admission beginning at 12:00 p.m.

1929 Chris-Craft sedan boat TopperSyracuse, N.Y. – A 1913 runabout with original equipment. Country singer Alan Jackson's 1955 cruiser called Flat Top. The 1929 Chris-Craft Sedan Topper. A Mullins Steel Sea Eagle and more vessels spanning 100 years of recreational boats are featured in the new Great New York State Fair Maritime Heritage showcase at the August 21-September 2, 2019 event in Syracuse, N.Y.

New York Sea Grant, the Great New York State Fair, Boating Industries Association of Upstate New York, and H. Lee White Maritime Museum are sponsoring the mock marina exhibit organized with several contributing partners.

ABM State Fair SkiffNew State Fair Maritime Exhibit

Syracuse, N.Y. – Recreational boats spanning the decades since 1913 in a dry-land marina. Current-model boats representing modern hull and propulsion design. Historic lighthouses and shipwrecks. Boating and aquatic science experts. On-the-State-Fair-pond skiff rowing opportunities. All this is part of the new Great New York State Fair Maritime Heritage showcase at the August 21-September 2, 2019 event in Syracuse, N.Y.

FlutterbyMore than 120 Green Exhibitors and Businesses Will Participate on August 10

Buffalo, N.Y. – The Flutterby Festival, Buffalo’s new, premier eco-event, will showcase environmentally friendly businesses and organizations, green-themed art installations, informative eco-focused exhibits, and many other activities on Saturday, August 10 from 11 am to 7 pm in the Elmwood Village.

Designed as a fun, family-friendly, multi-generation experience, festival-goers will stroll along 1.6 miles of sidewalks from the Gallery District to Summer St. as Elmwood Avenue is transformed into an urban eco-corridor.

Ti Area Car ShowTiconderoga, NY – July 3, 2019 – The 27th Annual Ticonderoga Area Car Show will be held Sunday, August 4, 2019 in Ticonderoga’s Bicentennial Park from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM. There will be a number of awards given out including Fabulous 50, Top 25, and an array of special awards including Best of Show Car, Best of Show Truck, Best of Show Motorcycle, Best of Show Display, 1 Super Wheels Prize Package, Trail Riders Choice, Fans Choice, Most Radical Engine, Most Likely To Get Pulled Over, Best Color Scheme, Favorite Antique, and Best Work In Progress. Awards/plaques have been custom designed for the 2019 Ticonderoga Area Car Show and reflect the Ticonderoga Area.

Journey Along the 1st Mile - CanalsPeople with Disabilities are invited to take part in 1st Mile Challenge along the Erie Canal

Waterford, N.Y. (June 12, 2019) - Get ready for the ride of a lifetime! From July 1-10, John Robinson, CEO of Our Ability, Inc, will complete his 7th Journey Along the Erie Canal. A congenital amputee born without full arms and legs, Robinson will use a handcycle to ride all 360 miles from Buffalo to Albany to raise awareness of the needs of people with disabilities. Along the way, he and his team are inviting people with disabilities and their families and friends to join them for the 1st Mile Challenge, as part of the Canalway Challenge.

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.

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