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Fresh Air AdventuresGenesee, Livingston, Orleans and Wyoming Counties are excited to launch a new regional tourism program – “Fresh Air Adventures – New York’s Falls to the Finger Lakes”. This is a refresh of the successful long-running Country Byways of Greater Niagara and the Finger Lakes program, which has existed for over 25 years and has given the GLOW Counties collaborative capabilities to leverage our unique rural towns and villages, collective attractions and prime location between Niagara Falls and the Finger Lakes.

NYS - Making Progress HappenNew Carousel Building Adds to Overall Vision for a Redeveloped Waterfront 

See Renderings of Carousel Building Here 

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the start of timber construction on the Buffalo Heritage Carousel project at Canalside. The project consists of a new building near the corner of Prime and Perry streets to house the near century old De Angelis Carousel. The carousel is planned to open in the summer of 2021.

Herschell Carrousel Factory MuseumNorth Tonawanda, N.Y. – The Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum will be celebrating National Carousel Day on Saturday July 25th. The museum will be offering unlimited carousel rides with the purchase of regular admission and 10% off all Herschell Carrousel Museum logo merchandise. In addition, there will be docent lead tours of the museum at 11:00 am and 2:00 pm and STEM activities in the Children's Gallery throughout the day.

WATERCOLOR I WEBSITEBuffalo, NY - The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens announced a variety of new online art classes and workshops beginning July 21. Watercolor I-Foundations, II-Beginner Techniques, III-Intermediate Expression and IV-Masters will offer classes for all skill levels and will begin starting July 21. The watercolor classes and workshops will be held online via ZOOM meeting and will be taught by the Botanical Gardens' newest art instructors Judith Kosinski and Deanna Weinholtz. 

Each watercolor series has been designed to accommodate all skill levels including a foundational level for beginners with little to no experience, a beginner level for those looking to learn more techniques, an intermediate level for those with more experience, and an advanced masters class for those looking to fine tune their skills. …

Frank-Lloyd-Wright-s-Darwin-DBuffalo, NY - Frank Lloyd Wright’s Martin House is pleased to announce plans to reopen for public tours on Thursday, July 16. The site has been closed since mid-March due to the Covid-19 pandemic but is prepared and eager to begin public tours of both the interior and the grounds of the estate.

“We are excited to welcome guests once again to the fully-restored Wright masterpiece,” said Executive Director Mary Roberts. “The health and safety of our guests, staff, and volunteers will remain our number one priority, and we will continue to closely adhere to the guidelines and recommendations released by experts.”…

NYS - Making Progress HappenProspect Street Entrance Area Completes Multi-Year Restoration of Park Landscape 

Plaza Creates Welcoming Connection Between Park and Downtown Business District 

See Photos Here from Today's Event Where Announcement Was Made

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced work has been fully completed on the new Niagara Falls State Park Welcome Plaza along Prospect Street in Niagara Falls. This project completes the landscape restoration of the nation's oldest state park which began in 2011.

"Niagara Falls is one of most awe-inspiring destinations in this country and a key part of New York's environmental identity," Governor Cuomo said. "The completion of this revitalization plan strengthens this legacy while enhancing the region's tourism industry and I encourage all to discover this amazing park in New York State."

Herschell Carrousel Factory MuseumNorth Tonawanda, N.Y. – The Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum will be reopening on Wednesday July 8th. The museum is excited to welcome visitors back into its space after a long hiatus due to COVID-19. During its first week open only the interior of the museum, including both carousels, will be open. The museum will evaluate opening its Kiddieland Testing Park, outdoor rides, and extending its hours on a weekly basis.

Buffalo and Erie County Botanical GardensThe Botanical Gardens Reopens to the Public on July 15 With Early Access for Members on July 8

Buffalo, NY - The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens announced today they will reopen to the public on July 15, 2020 with early access to members on July 8. They can’t wait to be #BackUnderTheDome! The COVID-19 health crisis is rapidly evolving and the health and safety of all visitors, staff, volunteers and the extended community is extremely important.

The President/CEO, David Swarts states, “Public gardens are indispensable to community healing, offering much-needed places for respite and connection with nature.  The loss of revenue due to the COVID-19 situation is devastating and with 94% of our budget coming from membership, admission and fundraising efforts, the community’s support of the Botanical Gardens is important now more than ever.”…

Six Flags Darien LakeVarious Positions Available as Park Prepares to Reopen

Darien Center, N.Y. – June 26, 2020—In anticipation of safely reopening at the appropriately deemed time, and following the direction outlined by civic leaders, State Officials, health professionals, epidemiologists, and industry experts around the world, Six Flags Darien Lake, the Thrill Capital of New York, is currently seeking qualified individuals to fill more than 1,000 positions in various departments as it prepares to reopen for the 2020 season. Six Flags Darien Lake has established cleanliness, health, and safety standards that meet federal, state, and local guidelines.

Six Flags Darien LakeCampground to Reopen June 25 Featuring Extensive New Safety and Sanitation Measures


Darien Center, N.Y. — June 15, 2020 — Six Flags Darien Lake today announced plans to reopen its campground on Thursday June 25, 2020. In accordance with New York State’s phased reopening requirements and CDC guidelines, Six Flags Darien Lake is now taking reservations requests for its various cabins, campsites, and RV rentals. Guests will also have access to limited dining and retail amenities in Darien Square including the General Store, Pizza in the Square, and the Arcade. The campground will provide a safe and clean get-away for families looking to spend quality time outdoors.