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Category - New Developments in New York State Tourism

We Are NYOrnamental Gateway to Welcome Visitors to Kent Avenue/North Eighth Street Entrance

 Perennial Garden, Landscaping and Additional Greenspace Honor Johnson's Love of Nature

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(August 24, 2022) Governor Kathy Hochul today announced the preliminary design for a new gateway to Marsha P. Johnson State Park in Brooklyn. The park honors Marsha P. Johnson, a Transgender woman of color who was a pioneer of the LGBTQ+ civil rights movement, born 77 years ago today. The gateway will cap a $16.5 million renovation project completed this summer.

We Are NYNew York State Investments in the African American Heritage Corridor Will Continue to Reinvigorate East Buffalo

Complements Governor's Historic $50 Million Targeted Investments in East Buffalo

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(August 24, 2022) Governor Kathy Hochul today announced that the Colored Musicians Club has begun an expansion and renovations that will allow for increased tourism and visitation to Buffalo's African American Heritage Corridor. Founded in 1918, the CMC is the only remaining African American musicians' club of its kind in the U.S. It has hosted performances by such notable artists as Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Nat "King" Cole, Miles Davis and Cab Calloway.

George Eastman Museum logoAward from Museums for America grant program supports the Eastman Museum’s project to create galleries related to George Eastman and to the history of photographic technology

Rochester, N.Y., August 9, 2022—The George Eastman Museum has received a grant award of $249,935 from the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) through its Museums for America grant program. The Eastman Museum’s project was one of 199 proposals that received part of the more than $29 million in grants awarded.

The project goal is to create, in unrestored spaces, interrelated permanent exhibitions dedicated to George Eastman and to the evolution of photographic technology. Each will engage visitors holistically, serving multiple learning styles, by integrating historic collection objects, hands-on analog activities, and digital interactives.

We Are NYAddition to HUNTFISHNY App Makes Fishing in New York State Easier and More Enjoyable

Unparalleled Mobile Access to Fishing Regulations, Waterbody Information, Species Identification, Stocking, and Much More

App Complements Existing Efforts to Simplify Fishing and Attract More Anglers to New York's Renowned Fishing Destinations

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced the State's new 'Tackle Box' mobile phone feature to enhance fishing-related tourism by making it easier for new and experienced anglers to enjoy the great fishing offered throughout New York. The new Tackle Box feature builds on the State Department of Environmental Conservation's HuntFishNY smartphone app to provide a one-stop location for nearly all State fishing regulations, waterbodies, State-operated fishing access sites, stocking information, and other useful features like photos to help identify fish likely found in a certain river, lake, or stream.

DEC logoFrontier Town Gateway Shuttles Provide Free Transport from North Hudson for Thru-Hikers and Fall Foliage Viewers

Service on Select August and October Weekends Helps Promote Safety on Roads to Popular Trailheads 

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and Essex County are launching a new shuttle route to help manage safe, sustainable visitation to backcountry destinations in the Adirondack High Peaks. The new route builds on the existing Route 73 shuttle and will run on select summer and fall weekends from Frontier Town Gateway in North Hudson to provide convenient and safe transportation to some of the region’s most scenic locations.

Orange County ice cream trailOrange County, N.Y. – There’s no greater taste of summer than that of rich, sweet, creamy ice cream. In Orange County, N.Y., the treat comes in an array of flavors longer than any wish list, from vanilla to French roast coffee to Dinosaur Food. The local stands, parlors and sweet shops offer ice cream showcasing the region’s creativity as well as its bounty, from unique flavors to farm-fresh offerings, including local rhubarb and farm-harvested maple syrup.

Glans Falls, N.Y. — The Queensbury Hotel will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony and grand opening reception for the recently completed Adirondack Ballroom expansion project on Thursday, July 21. The Lake George Regional Chamber of Commerce and Adirondack Regional Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a joint ribbon cutting ceremony beginning at 4:30pm.

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