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We Are NYPromotional Contest Builds on Governor Hochul's Commitment to County Fairs' Growth Through Enhanced Programming, and Marketing and Promotion Initiatives

Contest Promotes New York Food and Beverages During Taste NY Program's 10th Anniversary

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced that the Taste NY program is kicking off a new marketing opportunity to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Taste NY program, promote New York's county and youth fairs, and highlight New York State food, beverages, and agritourism. The 2023 "Find Me at the Fair" contest will have county fairgoers participating for a chance to win prizes, including Taste NY regional gift baskets and VIP seating for concerts at The Great New York State Fair. This initiative comes as a part of Governor Hochul's commitment to increase the marketing and promotion of the state's county fairs and expanding collaboration between local fairs and The Great New York State Fair.

Lake Ontario Wine Trail logoWilliamson, N.Y. – The Lake Ontario Wine Trail has launched their brand-new tasting passport, a new program that aims to increase tourism in the northern Finger Lakes region. With over 19 local businesses included within the passport, it showcase’s the best of the area in an easy, mobile-friendly way.

Draw the LineTickets on sale Fri., Jul. 18

Waterloo, N.Y. – Two shows have been added to del Lago Resort & Casino’s fall lineup: Aerosmith tribute band Draw the Line will take the Vine Showroom stage Sat., Sept. 23; and Central New York’s Hard Promises returns for Petty Fest X, a Tom Petty tribute show, Sat., Oct. 14. Both shows take place at 8:00 p.m., and tickets go on sale this Fri., Jul. 18 at 10:00 a.m. More information can be found at: dellagoresort.com/entertainment/#upcoming-events.

Racker_TrackChair_ShannonBattery powered, all terrain Action Trackchair © makes trails accessible to all

Cortland, NY - Lime Hollow Nature Center has just become only the 2nd nature center in all of NY State to offer the Action Trackchair, a battery-powered, all terrain “wheelchair” designed to make trails accessible for people with mobility challenges, thanks to a donation from the JM Murray Foundation. Except this chair doesn’t have wheels, it has tracks similar to a tank which can easily traverse uneven terrain and take people deep onto the trails which meander through 600 acres of forests, fields, streams, and unique geological features.

Equal Rights Heritage CenterAuburn, NY – The New York State Equal Rights Heritage Center (ERHC) and City of Auburn Historic and Cultural Sites Commission have launched their summer campaign, “Meet Me in Auburn.” The multi-faceted marketing campaign invites visitors from across New York State and beyond to meet up in Auburn, NY – a central location in the Finger Lakes region – and discover all there is to do. As the City’s visitor center, the ERHC is poised to help travelers plan their visit, before their adventure begins.

George Eastman Museum logoRochester, N.Y., July 13, 2023 – The George Eastman Museum is proud to present Nellie Bly Around the World in 72 Days: A Magic Lantern Show as part of the 2023 Rochester Fringe Festival on Thursday, September 21 at 7 p.m. on the museum’s East Lawn.

Skaneateles Antique Boat Show and SaleSkaneateles, N.Y. - Skaneateles' Antique and Classic Boat Show, now in its 45th year, returns to Clift Park July 28-30. Hours are 3 p.m. to dusk Friday, 9 a.m. to dusk Saturday and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free.

The show, hosted by the Finger Lakes Chapter (FLC) of the Antique and Classic Boat Society and the Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation, draws exhibitors from throughout New York state, the East Coast, the Midwest and Canada.

Dane CookTickets on sale Fri., Jul. 14

Waterloo, N.Y. – Two shows have been added to del Lago Resort & Casino’s fall lineup: Comedian Dane Cook will take the Vine Showroom stage Fri., Oct. 6; and Emo Orchestra – a unique musical experience dedicated to the emo punk rock genre – will perform Sat., Oct. 21. Both shows take place at 8:00 p.m., and tickets go on sale this Fri., Jul. 14 at 10:00 a.m.

Skaneateles Curbside FestivalCurbstone Festival Has Surprises in Store—and on the Sidewalks

Ready, set, shop!

Skaneateles, N.Y. - Skaneateles’ Curbstone Festival and Sidewalk Sales return July 20-22 along Genesee, Jordan and Fennell streets. Hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. “Curbstone is one of Skaneateles’ iconic traditions,” says Hilary Fenner, executive director of the Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce. “The streets come alive with unique offerings, while children are enchanted by balloon art and juggling. Everyone has the best time!”…

We Are NYProject Includes 90,000 Square-Foot Addition Featuring a New Welcome Atrium, Multiple Interactive Exhibits, Outdoor Plaza Areas, Parking Garage and Much More

Investment Complements "Finger Lakes Forward" - The Region's Comprehensive Strategy to Revitalize Communities and Grow the Economy

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced the completion of a $75 million expansion project at The Strong National Museum of Play in the heart of downtown Rochester. More than a city-block long, The Strong features hands-on, dynamic, interactive exhibit spaces. The final piece of the project — a 90,000 square-foot addition to the Finger Lakes region's top tourist attraction features many other amenities including a new welcome atrium with interactive displays, colorful wayfinding, state-of-the-art, efficient check-in, security, and first aid service areas.

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