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Wild Center logoThe Wild Center Recognized for “Excellence in Design” by Museum Association of New York and Voted by USA TODAY Readers as Second Best Science Museum in the U.S.

Tupper Lake, N.Y. – The Wild Center will be awarded “Excellence in Design” for its “Climate Solutions” exhibition by the Museum Association of New York (MANY) at the 2023 annual conference in April. The Wild Center is also extending a “thank you” to fans who voted in USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards for “Best Science Museum,” which The Wild Center came in second place. 

We Are NYI LOVE NY Will Promote Black Travel Destinations, Events and Cultural Attractions to Encourage Black Travelers to Explore New York State

Builds on I LOVE NY LGBTQ and Accessible NY Programs to Boost New York Tourism Among Diverse Populations

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced plans for an I LOVE NY Black travel initiative, designed to grow New York State tourism and encourage Black traveler visitation. The Governor made the announcement at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater as part of the state's commemoration of Black History Month. The program will build on the success of the state's tourism programs like I LOVE NY LGBTQ and Accessible NY which highlight destinations of interest to and supportive of specific travel communities.

We Are NYProject Will Create More Than 4,000 Total Jobs Including 1,800 Union Construction Jobs

Terminal 6 to Offer World-Class Passenger Amenities, Expanded Taxiway and Gate Capacity, State-of-the-Art Security and Streamlined Roadway Access

Includes 30 Percent MWBE Goal for Contracts and Financing Interests; Extensive Opportunities for Local Businesses and Jobseekers Guided by Community Advisory Council

Renderings for New Terminal 6 Available Here  

Governor Kathy Hochul and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey today celebrated a key milestone in the Port Authority's transformation of John F. Kennedy International Airport with the groundbreaking for the $4.2 billion project to develop a new Terminal 6.

Centerway SquareCorning, NY – Corning’s Centerway Square has been voted the #2 Best Public Square in the country, as part of USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice travel awards for 2023. Nominees are chosen by a panel of relevant experts which include a combination of editors from USA TODAY. After being nominated, the public votes over a four-week span to determine bragging rights. Centerway Square has been named to the Top 10 multiple times.

We Are NYStatewide Attendance Hits 79.5 Million Visits, One Million More Than 2021 

See Attendance for Individual Parks Here  

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced annual attendance at state parks, historic sites, campgrounds and trails operated by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation saw a record 79.5 million visits in 2022. Total visits statewide increased by more than one million compared to the previous year, underscoring Governor Hochul's commitment to ensuring that the investment in parks and recreation will pay off for New Yorkers and visitors alike. …

ROOST - Adirondacks USALake Placid, NY (February 8, 2023) – Lake Placid has been included in the 2023 edition of Leading Places: The 100 Most Loved Destinations Around the World, compiled by destination marketing agency Destination Think. Lake Placid placed 92nd in the rankings. This is the second year that destinations around the world have been studied to determine consumer sentiment.

I LOVE NY Logo - stackedFrom premier experiences to fun attractions to tasty eateries and comfy accommodations, there are plenty of fresh places to visit in the Empire State

New York, NY (January 11, 2023) – This year, open any of several new doors across New York State to come be a part of an inviting selection of places to visit, explore and enjoy. World renowned events and state-of-the-art cultural attractions provide visitors with opportunities for a vacation like no other. Boutique hotels, restored lodging and innovative properties welcome travelers, and a roster of restaurants and rooftop bars serve up memorable fare. Paired with engaging and amazing nature experiences, New York State provides unique getaways not available anywhere else.

Albany Pine Bush Discovery CommissionCLICK HERE to download a map showing this property.

Albany, N.Y. – The Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission recently acquired a 15.1 acre parcel of land to add to the 3,400 acre preserve. The Commission purchased the property from a landowner that indicated they were interested in selling late last year. This new addition adds to the 41 acres the Town of Colonie dedicated to the preserve in February 2022, making up an area of nearly 120 connected acres of protected land in western Colonie.


Foods of NY ToursOur Newest Culinary Tour brings economic growth & exposure to the Hudson Valley through an eating adventure

Hudson Valley, NY–  Hudson Valley resident Amy Bandolik is thrilled to announce the launch of Hudson Valley Food & Farm Tour’s NEWEST FOOD TOUR: Gourmet Beacon. Amy put her 14+ years of experience in curating culinary tours, via her position as Creative Director for Foods of NY Tours, to good use in creating a Food Tour that would share the bounty of the Hudson Valley with the world and increase the bottom line for a bevy of businesses. Her Food Tasting & Cultural Tours invite locals and visitors to taste their way through the wealth of farms, orchards, cideries, breweries, creameries and other small businesses creating artisanal, world-class food and beverages.

We Are NYVenue Will Host Curling Competitions During Upcoming Lake Placid 2023 World University Games 

Revitalized Facility Enhances Regional Sports Infrastructure to Support Future Events, Complements State Investments in ORDA Facilities  

Games Happening January 12-22 Throughout North Country; Tickets Available Here  

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced the completion of the nearly $7 million upgrade project at Saranac Lake Civic Center in Franklin County. The year-round, not-for-profit recreation and events facility underwent significant interior and exterior improvements, and the completion coincides with the upcoming Lake Placid 2023 FISU World University Games beginning January 12, and the Center will host the Games' men's and women's curling competitions. The project was supported by more than $5 million in Upstate Revitalization Initiative funds from Empire State Development, through the North Country Regional Economic Development Council. …

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