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Happiness Hour at The StrongRochester, N.Y.—Adults age 21 and older are invited to enroll in space camp and enjoy science-fiction fun during the Happiest Hour at The Strong museum on Wednesday, August 15, from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. All proceeds from this event support The Strong’s educational mission and community outreach programs.

Enjoy a sampling of bar-style snacks courtesy of Salena’s Mexican Restaurant and cash bars featuring the local beers of Roc Brewing.

Syracuse - Do Your ThingSyracuse, N.Y.  - The Teddy Bear Artist Invitational is one of the premier events showcasing soft sculpture artists in the United States. This year the showcase returns to Syracuse on August 16th with the theme “A Hallmark Moment.” The event will also serve as a fundraiser in support of the endangered species programs at the Rosemond Gifford Zoo.

Apex-Entertainment-Marlborough-136Experience the excitement of multifaceted entertainment with state-of-the-art VR experiences, bumper cars, laser tag, bowling, virtual shooting lounge, arcade and more

Syracuse, N.Y. - Action and adventure junkies will soon have one of the most complete and diverse entertainment venues in Central New York to harness their adrenaline. Apex Entertainment Center, boasting over 55,000 square feet of fun for all ages, has announced plans to bring its thrill-inducing mix of amusements and attractions to Destiny USA. The action-packed venue will occupy the former All-Star Alley & Tavern space on the third level of Destiny USA’s Canyon Area and undergo a complete transformation prior to opening. Apex Entertainment Center is scheduled to open later this year.

Skaneateles Antique Boat ShowSkaneateles, N.Y. – Rare boats from the Antique Boat Museum and the Finger Lakes Boating Museum will be among those featured at the 40th annual Antique and Classic Boat Show July 27-29. 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. More than 10,000 people are expected to attend the show, one of the most popular in the Northeast.

I LOVE NY Logo - stackedPart of a Transformative, $108 Million Project That Will Add New Hotel and Mixed-Use Development on Site of Former Inner Loop

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

July 12, 2018 – Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced $20 million in funding to support the $60 million expansion project at The Strong National Museum of Play in Rochester's East End on the site of the former inner loop. The funding, provided through a Finger Lakes Forward Upstate Revitalization Initiative Grant, will help to attract new and returning visitors to one of the Finger Lakes' top tourist attractions. The expansion project, which includes the construction of a new downtown parking garage, is expected to create 40 new jobs at The Strong and be completed in 2020.

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.

I LOVE NY Logo - stacked$9.7 Million Downtown Revitalization Initiative Projects Announced; $6.5 Million Watkins Glen State Park Gateway Complete

Announcement Complements "Southern Tier Soaring" - The Region's Comprehensive Strategy to Revitalize Communities and Grow the Economy

New York, N.Y. – Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced an unprecedented $16.2 million investment to further enhance Watkins Glen's transformation into a world-class destination and cultural center - all part of his ongoing efforts to revitalize the upstate economy and create opportunities for the Southern Tier. The projects announced today include $9.7 million for 14 Downtown Revitalization Initiative projects throughout the village and the new $6.5 million main entrance to Watkins Glen State Park as part of Governor Cuomo's NY Parks 2020 program. The improvements are a component of Southern Tier Soaring, the region's blueprint for economic growth.

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.

Syracuse - Do Your ThingDestiny USA Teams Up with Central New York's Top Attractions to Once Again Offer a Destination-Wide Summer Fun Pass

Syracuse, NY (June 7, 2018) - Experience Central New York’s top attractions this summer with the return of the  Destiny USA Summer Fun Pass and get access to four of 29 participating Destiny USA attractions, free admission to the 2018 Great New York State Fair, Syracuse Chiefs, Rosamond Gifford Zoo and Syracuse University Football as added bonuses.

The Auburn DoubledaysAuburn, N.Y. – There have been plenty of changes that have taken place on the hallowed grounds of Falcon Park over the years. It has been a stockyard, a horse track, a modified race track, and more, but recently more known for bringing you memorable entertainment as a baseball stadium. The park got a serious upgrade after the 1994 season as the decrepit old Falcon Park made way for the new and improved stadium we have today.

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