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Destination Resort in Goshen, Orange County Will Include a Theme Park Educational OpportunitiesESD logo

First LEGOLAND Park in the Northeast Will Create 1,300 Jobs

$10 Million to Support Road Infrastructure and Traffic Mitigation on Route 17

Empire State Development today announced that LEGOLAND® New York, a 170-acre theme park resort, will open in Goshen, Orange County in 2020. Developed by Merlin Entertainments, LEGOLAND New York is the first LEGOLAND Park in the Northeast and will attract approximately two million visitors annually and leverage $350 million in its initial local investment. The destination resort will include a theme park featuring well-known LEGO® characters and will feature strong educational components for children ages two to 12 and their families. New York State also announced an additional $18 million to support the project, including off-site road infrastructure improvements and traffic mitigation measures on Route 17.

Dutchess County Tourism - LogoPoughkeepsie, N.Y .- Dutchess Tourism, Inc. (DTI) President & CEO Mary Kay Vrba joined DTI Director of Tour & Travel Dawn Hopper to attend the I Love New York (ILNY) Sales Mission, organized by the ILNY UK & Ireland office and Norwegian Air. The pair were on hand September 10th -15th to promote Dutchess County as a top ravel destination. Eight representatives from ILNY met one-on-one with tour operators and travel agents, as well as networked with key journalists and media contacts at events in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dublin and Belfast.

First Thursday Gallery HopYonkers, N.Y. (August 20, 2017) – Fall’s First Thursday Gallery Hop will feature several exhibits that explore cultural diversity and how these groups enriched historic and present-day Yonkers. The monthly art walk takes place Thurs., Sept. 7 with a celebratory kick-off at Blue Door Art Gallery at 5 p.m. Philipse Manor Hall, PC4, Urban Studio Unbound (US+U) and Riverfront Art Gallery will be open to the public from 5:30-7:30 p.m. that evening.

Yonkers Gallery GroupYonkers, N.Y. (July 19, 2017) – Returning for its second month on Thurs., August 3 from 5:30-7:30 p.m., the First Thursday Gallery Hop is excited to announce the addition of Urban Studio Unbound (US+U) to the list of participating galleries in the monthly art walk. Other studios include Blue Door, PC4, Philipse Manor Hall, and Riverfront Art Gallery.

Each month, galleries extend their hours so visitors can explore Yonkers’ art scene through self-guided walking tours, bringing together art lovers, community members, and repeat visitors who collect art, dine, and shop at local businesses.

Orange County TourismTourists who go outside the mainstream gain great rewards.

Orange County, N.Y. (July 14, 2017) – The Hudson Valley has long been a popular summer destination, but there are several little known spots that most visitors are overlooking. These hidden gems of Orange County, N.Y. are not as widely promoted but offer spectacular views and experiences just off the beaten path.

“These are some local favorites that residents return to over and over again,” said Orange County Tourism Director Susan Hawvermale. “Each of them offers an inside look at our culture of the Hudson Valley.”

Top Hidden Gems include:

Elks-Brox Park: Route 97, Port Jervis. Magnificent view of the Neversink Valley and the Delaware River. The mountain top overlooks Historic Port Jervis, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. Eleven miles of groomed hiking trails, picnic and barbecue areas. Open dawn to dusk. Call 845-858-4000 or visit portjervisny.org/about/attractions.

Basilica Soundstage 2017Additions Include Performances by Vivien Goldman, Yves Tumor, and Yvette, Readings by Morgan Parker and Amy Rose Spiegel, and After Parties

Weekend passes $75

Hudson, N.Y. - Basilica SoundScape has announced additional performers, readings and after parties for the 2017 edition of the festival, taking place Sept. 15-17. The new additions round out an already eclectic line-up of participants working across mediums, including journalist and musician Vivien Goldman, electronic musician Yves Tumor, noise rock duo Yvette, poet Morgan Parker and writer Amy Rose Spiegel.

Historic Huguenot StreetNew Paltz, N.Y.  – Historic Huguenot Street (HHS) has announced that The Gathering, a celebration of the Huguenots and their descendants, will take place Saturday, August 5. This will be the third Gathering in recent years, following the inaugural event in 2010 and another in 2014. The event brings together individuals from all over the world who trace their heritage to the region, including descendants of New Paltz’s original 12 patentees – in fact, this year’s Gathering coincides with the 340th anniversary of the signing of the 1677 New Paltz land agreement between the Esopus Munsee and the Huguenot refugees who established the New Paltz Patent. Special tours and programs are planned throughout the day for both attendees of The Gathering and the public.

Yonkers Public Library logoFree Access, Engaging Activities, Exhibits and Programs at the Best Museums with your Yonkers Library Card

Yonkers, N.Y. (July 10, 2017) – New York’s best museums and cultural attractions can be visited for free through Yonkers Public Library’s Museum Adventure Program -- all you need is a library card and a little curiosity. The Museum Adventure Program offers residents, with a valid library card, free admission to 11 different museums and cultural centers, including American Museum of Natural History, Cooper Hewitt Museum, El Museo del Barrio, Frick Collection, Guggenheim Museum, Hudson River Museum, Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, Katonah Museum of the Arts, MOMA, Neuberger Museum of Art, and Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture.

Orange County TourismHudson Valley rivers and lakes are prime destinations for outdoor recreation.

Orange County, N.Y. (June 28, 2017) – With two magnificent rivers and countless lakes, Orange County, N.Y. is a destination of choice for visitors looking to get on the water this summer. To the east is the Hudson River for boating; and to the west is the Delaware for canoeing and rafting. Straddling the New Jersey border is Greenwood Lake, the county’s largest body of fresh water. In between, visitors will find smaller, pristine lakes that offer the perfect setting for fishing and more!…

Read and FeedSunday, July 23, 12pm - 5pm

Tickets $15 ($10 Students/Seniors) From Http://Bit.Ly/Readfeedpr

Hudson, N.Y. - Basilica Hudson, in partnership with CLMP (Community of Literary Magazines and Presses), announces the return of its celebration of literature and food: READ & FEED, which will take place from 12PM - 5PM on Sunday, July 23, 2017. The festival includes a celebration of legendary Hudson-based poet John Ashbery’s 90th birthday, acclaimed food writers and chefs presenting demonstrations and interactive discussions, a superstar collection of authors offering literary performances and novel conversations, a marketplace featuring some of America’s most intriguing small literary publishers and artisanal food makers, plenty of affordable food and much more.