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ESD LogoProject Builds on Governor Hochul’s Commitment to Supporting New York’s Tourism Industry

Visitor Center Expected to be Complete in Time for the 100th Anniversary of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Beautiful Lakeside Property

See Rendering of the Visitor Center Here

Empire State Development (ESD) today announced the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Graycliff Estate will be adding a new visitor center to complement the recently renovated historic home and surrounding property, improving the 8-acre site’s visitor experience, and better telling the story of Darwin and Isabelle Martin’s spectacular summer home on Lake Erie.

USA Niagara Development CorporationFour-foot, “NF NY” sculpture installed near Niagara Falls State Park entrance, welcoming more than 9 million visitors each year - see picture here

Builds on USAN’s commitment to boosting summer tourism on Old Falls Street - Visit Old Falls Street’s full summer events calendar available here

USA Niagara Development Corporation (USAN) today announced the installation of the “NF NY” sculpture on Old Falls Street in Niagara Falls, a permanent exhibit that will offer a new visitor attraction for the 9.4 million people who visit Niagara Falls each year. 

Buffalo Maritime CenterUnveiling of Historic Vessel Marks Culmination of Years of Dedication & Craftsmanship

Buffalo, NY (May 21, 2024) – The Buffalo Maritime Center is proud to announce the official Inauguration of the Erie Canal Boat Seneca Chief, a significant milestone marking the culmination of years of dedication, craftsmanship, and completion of the boat. Join us on Saturday, May 25, 2024, at 11:00am at the Commercial Slip at Canalside, 44 Prime Street, Buffalo, NY 14203, as we celebrate the unveiling of this historic vessel and usher in a new era for Buffalo's maritime heritage.

Artpark 50Tickets on sale this Friday at 10:00AM

Lewiston, NY – As part of Artpark’s 50th Anniversary Season, TESLA: “Keepin’ It Real” Tour will rock the Artpark Mainstage Theater, on Wednesday, August 28, 2024 at 7:00PM with special guest Kurt Deimer. This concert is presented by Live Nation & Artpark.

Herschell Carrouisel Factory Museum logoHerschell Carrousel Factory Museum to offer free admission to military personnel and their families this summer

North Tonawanda, NY (5/9/2024) – Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum announces it will join museums nationwide in the Blue Star Museums initiative, a program that provides free admission to currently serving U.S. military personnel and their families this summer. The 2024 program will begin on Armed Forces Day, Saturday, May 18, 2024, and end on Labor Day, Monday, September 2, 2024. Learn more and find the list of participating museums at arts.gov/BlueStarMuseums.

Artpark 50Saturday, August 3, 2024
Tickets on sale this Friday at 10:00AM

Lewiston, NY – As part of Artpark’s 50th Anniversary Season, The Machine will perform Pink Floyd favorites with a laser-light spectacular featuring the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra at the Artpark Mainstage Theater, on Saturday, August 3, 2024 at 7:30PM.

This concert is presented by Artpark.

Buffalo Maritime CenterBuffalo, N.Y. -- At approximately 11:00 am on Tuesday, May 7, 2024, the Buffalo Maritime Center will launch the traditionally built, full-sized replica of the historic Erie Canal Boat Seneca Chief that opened the Erie Canal in 1825.

We Are NYInteractive, Multimedia Exhibits at the Longshed Building will be the Starting Point for Visitors During 2025 Erie Canal Bicentennial Commemoration

Buffalo to Host World Canals Conference in 2025

 See Renderings of the Visitors Experience Here  

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced plans for “Waterway of Change: A Complex Legacy of the Erie Canal,” a new Erie Canal bicentennial visitors experience at Canalside in Buffalo. On May 7, after four years of construction in the Longshed, the replica Erie Canal Boat Seneca Chief will move out to make way for interior construction and installation of the new experience in the building.  Work will be completed in time for next year’s Erie Canal Bicentennial. Renderings are available here. …

Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum New Engine ExhibitNorth Tonawanda, N.Y. — The Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum has unveiled its new exhibit Phantom of the Brass Era: The Herschell-Spillman Motor Company. During a grand opening for the exhibit on April 18th, the museum also announced the acquisition of a 1923 Standard Sedanette automobile with an intact H-S V-8.

We Are NYProjects Add to Vibrancy and Public Access on Buffalo’s Waterfront

Pictures of the Terminal B Events Center Available Here

Pictures of Bell Slip Improvements Project Available Here

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced the opening of the Terminal B Events Center and the newly improved Bell Slip on the Outer Harbor in Buffalo. Both Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation projects give residents and visitors new ways to access and enjoy all of the Outer Harbor’s amenities and attractions. Today’s announcement coincides with the rare total solar eclipse passing through Western New York, an event that’s also expected to draw crowds to the Buffalo waterfront.

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