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Albany Pine Bush logoAlbany, N.Y. – The Karner Kids Film Festival will take place on Wednesday August 29, 2018 at 6:30pm at the Albany Pine Bush Discover Center. “Join us to see some amazingly creative Pine Bush films made by young people,” said Education Program Manager, Sara Poggi-Decker. The Karner Kids Film Festival features Pine Bush-themed films made by kids ages 10-17. The films are original creations of 5 minutes or less and all feature the Pine Bush.

Joseph Lin- photo by Koichi MiuraCooperstown, N.Y. – Violinist Joseph Lin will lead the Cooperstown Summer Music Festival Chamber Ensemble in a performance of four of Bach’s Brandenburg concertos at 7:30pm on Sunday, August 26 at the Otesaga Resort Hotel ballroom.

Mr. Lin, the former first violinist of the Juilliard String Quartet and a musician known for his passionate music-making and dazzling virtuosic skill, delighted Cooperstown audiences with his Vivaldi/Piazzolla Four Seasons performance last season.

ThinkDIFFERENTLY DashPoughkeepsie, N.Y. – Registration is now open online for the 2018 ThinkDIFFERENTLY Dash and Queen City Mile, a partnership between Dutchess Tourism Inc., First Friday Poughkeepsie, and Dutchess County Government. The ThinkDIFFERENTLY Dash and Queen City Mile are run/walks for individuals of all abilities, and all are welcome to participate in the city of Poughkeepsie.

GlassBarge Launch - Brooklyn, N.Y., Courtesy of the Corning Museum of GlassGlassBarge will make six stops across the region from August 17-September 22

Pittsford, N.Y. - The Finger Lakes Region is welcoming GlassBarge to the area on Aug. 17, 2018. The barge was created by the Corning Museum of Glass (CMoG) to celebrate the bicentennial of the historic Erie Canal and 150th anniversary of the relocation of the Brooklyn Flint Company (known today as Corning Incorporated) to Corning, N.Y. The barge will travel across the Finger Lakes, making six stops along the way, before reaching its final destination at Seneca Lake Pier in Watkins Glen, N.Y. on Sept. 16, 2018. The last leg of the trip will then be made by land, concluding with a homecoming celebration at CMoG on Sept. 22, 2018.

Hudson Valley Chefs ChallengeMillbrook, N.Y. – Tickets go on sale Wednesday, August 8th for the Inaugural Hudson Valley Chefs Challenge taking place Saturday, September 15, from 12-4 pm at Millbrook Vineyards & Winery. Planning partners, Dutchess Tourism Inc., Cornell Cooperative Extension Dutchess County, and the Dutchess County Sheep and Wool Growers Association are organizing the event along with challenge sponsors Millbrook Vineyards and Winery and The Valley Table. The first annual chefs challenge will feature lamb as the main ingredient.

Tibbitts Point Lighthouse at Cape Vincent, photo courtesy of Scott Day and Cape Vincent Chamber of CommerceAlso: Boat Building Demonstrations, Name That Boat Contest, Boat Launch

Syracuse, N.Y. – More than 70 lighthouses across New York State still exist as working beacons, museums of America's maritime history, a hostel or overnight stay. All the lights will be featured in a new exhibit at the August 22-September 3 Great New York State Fair in Syracuse, NY.

Historic Huguenot Street eventNew Paltz, N.Y. (August 8, 2018) – In one month, Historic Huguenot Street is hosting a special revival of Stone House Day, a formerly annual tradition, in partnership with the Town of New Paltz. On Saturday, September 8, from 11 AM to 4 PM, the National Historic Landmark District will host Old New Paltz Stone House Day to celebrate the 340th anniversary of the settling of New Paltz by twelve French Huguenots in 1678.

This Old New Paltz Stone House Day will have a stronger focus on the diversity of Hudson Valley history by highlighting the many cultures that impacted New Paltz and Ulster County including African, Dutch, English, Esopus Munsee, and French. The Reformed Church of New Paltz will once again be a partner in this event.

LGBT NetworkNew York Mets and LGBT Network set to welcome thousands to Citi Field 

Queens, N.Y.— Two years ago, the LGBT Network and the New York Mets made history hosting the first-ever Pride Night held in a New York major league ballpark.  On Saturday August 4th, thousands will celebrate the Third Annual Pride Night at Citi Field in an action-packed night when the New York Mets take on the Atlanta Braves at 7:10pm at Citi Field.

National Racing Museum and Hall of FameSaratoga Springs, N.Y. — The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame will present special behind-the-scenes tours of Godolphin’s famous Greentree Stable on Saturday, Aug. 18 and Tuesday, Aug. 21. The tours are from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tours cost $15 for Museum members and $20 for non-members. Each attendee will also receive a complimentary admission pass to the Museum. The tours will be given by Godolphin’s Emma Browne and the Museum’s Cate Johnson.

Warwick Applefest (photo credit: Bruce Balistrieri)Discover everything Orange County has to offer during the Hudson Valley’s most colorful time of the year.

Orange County, N.Y. (August 1, 2018)- Thanks to its spectacular scenery, acclaimed restaurants, hotels, famous historic sites, and delicious farm fare, Orange County has become one of New York’s premiere destinations. Travel just an hour north of New York City to experience Orange County’s landscapes dressed in their vibrant autumnal best as you celebrate unique festivals and special events in quaint villages, vineyards and other spectacular settings.

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