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NYS - Making Progress Happen$6.6 Million Total Investment Includes a New Mini-Golf Course, Refurbished and New Court Games, Benches, Tables, Fencing and Lighting

Builds on Over $100 Million in Projects to Restore Jones Beach State Park Since 2011

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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the completion of $6.6 million in improvements to Jones Beach State Park. At the park's West Games Area, the renovation features a new mini-golf course, refurbished and new court games, new benches, tables, fencing and lighting, and additional site improvements. This work is part of the Governor's NY Parks 2020 Plan, and also includes $1.9 million in federal Land and Water Conservation Funding.

New and improved gaming areas include new cornhole and pickleball courts as well as refurbished courts for shuffleboard and paddle tennis.

Coe Hall_frontRobert Winthrop Chanler exhibition is extended through September 2020

Oyster Bay, N.Y. – Planting Fields Foundation (“the Foundation”) is pleased to announce that Coe Hall is open to members beginning today, Wednesday, July 8th for private exhibition tours for up to 5 people of the same household to view The Electrifying Art and Spaces of Robert Winthrop Chanler.  On July 31st, the Foundation will host a reception to celebrate the exhibition’s public opening.  Originally scheduled to close on July 31, the exhibition has been extended 2 months, until September 30.  Visitors may register in person for private tours at Coe Hall, but advance registration online at www.plantingfields.org is recommended to minimize wait times and ensure no-touch entry.

Mrs. Peter A. Salm & Brian Hetrich by Anne-MarieLive Zoom Cooking Show; Thursday, June 4, 11:00 am; To RSVP go to southamptonhistory.org/calendar; free admission

Southampton, N.Y. – A monthly Live Zoom cooking show will take place in the kitchen of one of the last, private Gilded Age estate in Southampton. The program takes place on the first Thursday of every month beginning Thursday, June 4 at 11:00 am. The first Zoom program will feature how to make a rhubarb pie using organic, home grown produce and is hosted by the Southampton History Museum.

The program features Mrs. Peter A. Salm, also known as The Countess von Salm-Hoogstraeten, and her private chef, Brian Hetrich. The vast kitchen is located inside the Port of Missing Men which was built by H.H. Rogers, Jr., whose father was the richest man in 1910.

Discover the HamptonsThe Hamptons, Long Island, N.Y. - Discover The Hamptons is pleased to announce National Rosé Weekend In The Hamptons presented by East End Taste & The Shopkeepers. Held Thursday through Sunday, June 11-14, 2020, this event coincides with National Rosé Day, reserved for the second Saturday of June each year since 2014. This social distancing safe experience will include rosé themed virtual tasting tours, virtual tours at prominent Hamptons destinations, curbside pickup promotions from local retailers & restaurants, world class online shopping and virtual DJ pink parties with your favorite Hamptons personalities all supporting COVID-19 recovery efforts. …

Discover the HamptonsThe Hamptons, Long Island, N.Y. – Discover The Hamptons announces B&Bs For Nurses.  An initiative to provide frontline essential staff with donated lodging stays to rest and rejuvenate from their increased work schedules combating COVID19.  B&Bs For Nurses launches on May 6 during National Nurse Day. Local B&Bs, Inns, and Hotel hard hit economically from the COVID19 pandemic have band together to donate over $15,000 of luxury overnight stays for local Nurses. 

Discover Long Island - GratitudeLong Island, NY (May 22, 2020) ­– Discover Long Island, the official destination marketing and management organization for the region, encourages residents to welcome the impending summer season with a renewed sense of gratitude and offers insight to navigating a different approach to promoting the destination as it enters into peak season and takes steps toward recovery.

 “Long Islanders wait all year long for our summer season and this year, while we will still enjoy the benefits of living where those long to vacation, it will be with a greater appreciation and a renewed sense of gratitude as we start to see our businesses and attractions begin to re-open,” said Kristen Jarnagin, President & CEO of Discover Long Island.

Rights of Spring Music Festival#ritesmusicfest

Southold, NY –Prior to the coronavirus pandemic, this season would have brought the fifth edition of the Rites of Spring Music Festival [ROSMF www.ritesmusic.org/] to multiple venues across the north fork of Long Island. 

Launched in 2016 by founder Paolo Bartolani, the focus of ROSMF has been to expand its music in new, compelling, and adventurous ways. With the challenge of stay-home orders and closed venues, ROSMF has expanded their creative forces to present “Music & Tell,” a virtual performance series hosted on Saturdays at 2 p.m. through May in 45-minute sessions on Zoom. Music & Tell is aimed to expand the mission of ROSMF and create a stronger sense of identity while investing in the passion and artistry of classical and contemporary artists.

Holdfast Long IslandLong Island, NY (March 31, 2020) – Amid the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic, Discover Long Island shares a positive message for the region with new “Hold Fast” campaign and Community Partner Program designed to support and inspire residents, the business community, and the Nation that this storm too will pass.

“Right now, there’s nothing more important than taking care of each other and coming together as an industry and a community,” said Kristen Jarnagin, President & CEO of Discover Long Island, the region’s Destination Marketing & Management Organization. “Following a year of record-breaking highs for the tourism industry on Long Island it is imperative that we now weather these unchartered waters together. Our team is striving to serve as an information portal, a resource for our struggling businesses and tourism industry employees and a beacon of light for our residents and business community.”…

Open Door View from Coe Hall_DenOyster Bay, New York (March 10) – Planting Fields Foundation (“Planting Fields” or “the Foundation”) announced today the introduction of 4 new estate tours encompassing historic Coe Hall and its surrounding gardens and grounds designed by the Olmsted Brothers. 

This new approach to the visitor experience marks the first time in nearly three decades that the tours on the property have been entirely recreated and renewed, including an extensive tour testing process with the Foundation’s experienced guides and docents.