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Albany Pine Bush Discovery CommissionAlbany, NY – The Albany Pine Bush Preserve is thrilled to announce the transformation of its annual Lupine Fest into a month-long celebration, taking place throughout May. This exciting change comes in response to the overwhelming enthusiasm and support from the community, making Lupine Fest 2024 a must-attend event for nature lovers of all ages.

ROOST Commemorates Earth DayLove Your ADK campaign encourages important environmental practices

Lake Placid, NY (April 17, 2024) - The Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism (ROOST) encourages all who appreciate the Adirondack region of upstate New York to celebrate Earth Day on April 22 by committing to principles that help ensure environmental sustainability and stewardship. Increased visitation during the recent total solar eclipse serves as a poignant reminder of the importance of environmental preservation.

Earth Day at HHNC by Joanna MarvelEarth Day Celebration and Hike the Highlands

Cornwall, NY – Celebrate Earth Day 2024 with the Hudson Highlands Nature Center on Saturday, April 20!  This special day kicks off with “Hike the Highlands” at 9am, followed by the “Earth Day Celebration” from 11am-3pm.  This exciting day has something for people of all ages and interests, and will take place at the Nature Center’s Outdoor Discovery Campus location: 120 Muser Drive in Cornwall, off Angola Road. …

The Wild Center - USA Today Readers' Choice 2024Celebrates with community free day

Tupper Lake, NY – After four weeks of voting, The Wild Center is proud to announce its victory as this year's "Best Science Museum" in USA TODAY's 2024 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards. To celebrate the recognition, The Wild Center is holding a Community Free Day on Sat., Mar. 9 and inviting area residents to join.

Adirondack Experience logoBlue Mountain Lake, NY – February 12, 2024 – The Adirondack Experience Museum (ADKX) is excited to announce their upcoming Total Solar Eclipse Experience event on Monday, April 8, 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM! This special program will allow guests to celebrate the arrival of this rare astrological phenomenon, which will be coming through the Adirondack region that afternoon and won’t happen again for 300 years.

Community Nights - Buffalo and Erie Botanical GardensBuffalo, NY - In partnership with New York State Assemblyman Pat Burke, the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens is opening for free admission from 5:00pm to 8:00pm on the first Wednesday of each month through 2024. This brand-new series of events called, Community Nights, will welcome visitors and partners from the community, old and new, to enjoy the Botanical Gardens and share in all that Buffalo and Western New York has to offer.

Chautauqua County Visitors BureauChautauqua County, N.Y. – For the first time in almost a century, a Total Solar Eclipse will take place in New York State and Chautauqua County will be in the path of 100% totality for viewing! The Eclipse will occur on Monday, April 8th, 2024 between 2:04 pm and 4:31pm and reach totality at 3:17 pm for approximately 4 minutes. With a total eclipse happening every hundred years or so, this is truly a once in a lifetime event! …

Albany Pine Bush Discovery CommissionAlbany, NY – The public is invited to a variety of free special guided programs and experiences being held by the Albany Pine Bush Preserve during the month of February. The website AlbanyPineBush.org/discover-the-night contains all the details about this opportunity to explore nighttime in the globally rare Albany Pine Bush.

Visitors to the Discovery Center can experience an extraordinary journey into the geologic history, plants, animals, restoration, human influence, scientific research and protection of the globally rare Albany Pine Bush.

Adirondack Sky Center and ObservatorTupper Lake, NY (February 5, 2024) - Adirondack Sky Center and Observatory, the Adirondacks’ only public astronomy-based organization, is preparing for the upcoming solar eclipse on April 8 and will be hosting a series of community events from April 5 - 9. Activities will include guest lectures, a NASA livestream projected onto an an 18-foot digital viewing screen, indoor planetarium visits, the opportunity to work as a citizen scientist assisting with data collection, professional solar telescopes, eclipse glasses, commemorative merchandise, children and family activities, along with food, art and music. 

ROOST - Adirondacks USACommunity-based celebrations provide safe, exciting viewing experiences

Saranac Lake, NY (January 23, 2024 ) – The Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism (ROOST), Adirondack Mountain Club (ADK), and Adirondack Council are urging caution for those considering an Adirondack Park backcountry adventure to view the total solar eclipse this April.

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