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Excelsior PR logoEvents Support Governor Cuomo's NY Open for Fishing and Hunting Initiative;

New Free Fishing Days Include Weekend Preceding Presidents Day, National Hunting and Fishing Day and Veterans Day;

DEC Call Center Hours Extended to Provide Assistance to Hunters and Trappers on Evenings and Weekends

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced new free sport fishing days in New York on Veterans Day, the weekend preceding Presidents Day, and National Hunting and Fishing Day, the fourth Saturday in September. During these designated free fishing days, New York residents and non-residents are permitted to fish for free without a fishing license. Governor Cuomo also announced that sporting licenses and Deer Management Permits for the 2017-18 season will be available for purchase beginning Tuesday, August 1.

Argentine celebration at SPACPre-Show events include Argentine polo players and horses and asado

Film Forum screening of Un Tango Mas (One Last Tango) and tango lessons on July 22 at Spa Little Theater

Saratoga Springs, N.Y. – A celebration of Argentinian culture and traditions will surround the July 20 SPAC debut of percussive dance troupe Che Malambo with special pre-show features that include a pre-performance display of Argentine horses and polo players on the lawn, an Argentine asado and authentic cuisine at the Hall of Springs restaurant. The Film Forum @ SPAC will also present the acclaimed film Un Tango Mas along with tango lessons at the Spa Little Theater on July 22. Tickets and more information are available at spac.org.

Thousand Islands Gun ShowClayton, NY. – The 40th Annual Thousand Island Gun Show is set for Saturday and Sunday, August 19 and 20, 2017 at Cerow Recreation Park Arena in Clayton, NY.

Along with more than 60 vendors, the special featured exhibitor at the show will be the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation with information on its Young Forest Initiative, accessible recreation for people with disabilities, and education programs for hunters and trappers.

I LOVE NY Logo - stackedI LOVE NEW YORK 355 at The Glen Scheduled for August 6;
Project Supports "Southern Tier Soaring" – The Region’s Successful Upstate Revitalization Initiative to Grow the Economy and Create New Opportunities

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced a new partnership between Watkins Glen International and I LOVE NEW YORK, the state’s iconic tourism brand. Together, they will present The Glen’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race – the I LOVE NEW YORK 355 – on Sunday, August 6. The race is the marquee event of the August 3-6 race weekend at Watkins Glen International. It is the only Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race in New York State, and one of two road course races on the Cup Series schedule. Previously run as the Cheez-It 355 at The Glen, the “355” denotes the distance of the race – 90 laps for 220.5 miles – in kilometers.

Orange County TourismThe Hudson Valley hosts a variety of races for the casual jogger to the elite competitor.

Orange County, N.Y. (May 11, 2017) – With its winding country roads, rugged hilly terrain and quaint neighborhoods, Orange County is a prime location for athletic competitions. Race season kicks off with the mild spring weather and sprints on through the crisp weekends of fall. These competitions are drawing athletes of all calibers from near and far.  

“Hike it, bike it, and run it,” said Orange County Tourism Director Susan Hawvermale. “Sports events choose Orange County for our challenging courses set within the backdrop of our stunning scenery.”

Here’s a glimpse of the 2017 Orange County race calendar:

Hercules Fitness Challenge in Middletown: Kids’ Hercules Race on Saturday, May 20. Adult Hercules Races on Sunday, May 21. http://www.herculesfitnesschallenge.com/

Auburn DoubledaysAuburn, N.Y. – The Auburn Doubledays are pleased to announce the on-sale ticket date for individual game tickets during the 2017 season, as the daily promotions planned at Falcon Park during the summer.

Individual game tickets will go on sale Wednesday, May 10, at 9 a.m. Tickets start at just $6 for general admission, with box seats priced at $9. Please call the Auburn Doubledays box office at 315-255-2489 for more information. In coordination with the on-sale date, the Doubledays would like to announce their daily promotion schedule for the upcoming season.

Orange County TourismSpring is the perfect time to hit the beautiful Hudson Valley greens

Orange County, N.Y. –  From seasoned golfers to those teeing off for the first time, anyone looking for a day on the links can find a course that’s right for them in Orange County this spring. Golfing is a great way to take in the picturesque Hudson Valley landscape while getting exercise.

“Lush greens and easy tee times attract golfers to Orange County all through the season,” said Orange County Tourism Director Susan Hawvermale. “Come feast on our greens and dine at our remarkable 19th hole restaurants.”

Top golf courses in Orange County include:…

Tinman1Tupper Lake, N.Y. - It began in 1983 with 68 competitors, back when bikes her heavier, wetsuits were a rarity, and race buoys were repurposed milk jugs.

On Saturday, June 24, the Tinman will celebrate its 35th anniversary. The most noticeable change since the first race is the number of competitors. The Tinman is attracting more competitors to the start line who are looking for a hardcore race with a small town feel in a beautiful setting. To date, the number of those registered is up 30 percent over last year’s 500 entrants, compared with 390 entrants in 2015, and 375 in 2014…

Lake Placid, N.Y. - The 2016 edition of IRONMAN Lake Placid received high marks as a race host town, based on a survey of IRONMAN competitors from around the world.

IRONMAN officials recently announced Lake Placid took the top honor of best overall bike in the IRONMAN Athletes Choice Awards. Other accolades include 5th in overall satisfaction, 6th in best overall run, 3rd in best race venue experience, 8th in best host city experience, and 4th in will recommend to a friend.