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Macy's Flower ShowMacy’s Flower Show ® featuring DIOR will blossom at Macy’s Herald Square from Sunday, March 24 through Sunday, April 7 

New York, NY (February 20, 2024) – This Spring, a larger-than-life garden with whimsical floral arrangements and multi-sensory displays celebrate the season of renewal at the 49th Macy’s Flower Show® featuring DIOR. Transforming the main floor, balcony and windows of the world-famous Macy’s Herald Square flagship store in New York City, the botanical exhibition blossoms from Sun., March 24, 2024, to Sun., April 7, 2024. …

Rochester Lilac Festival 2024 logoRochester, N.Y. (January 30, 2024) – The Rochester Lilac Festival, one of the most beloved annual events in Monroe County, is set to return in 2024. Event organizers announced today that the 126th Rochester Lilac Festival will take place on May 10-19, 2024. The festival’s more than 500,000 annual visitors will experience time-honored traditions and family activities while taking in the beauty and fragrant scents of the largest collection of lilacs in the Northeast, planted across the sprawling Highland Park gardens. The Rochester Lilac Festival is one of the largest free festivals of its kind in the country and serves as the unofficial start of Rochester’s festival season.

Prunus × incam ‘Okame’ (Japanese flowering cherry) Photo by Michael StewartBBG’s cherry blossom display is tracked daily on CherryWatch at bbg.org/cherries.

Brooklyn, NY—The first cherry blossoms of spring have been spotted on Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s Prunus × incam ‘Okame’ trees, marking the start of hanami, or cherry blossom viewing season. Throughout the season, Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s cherry blossom display is tracked on its CherryWatch webpage. Updated daily, this map provides up-to-the-petal blooming status for each tree in the main collection, as well as detailed information about each cultivar. …

Spring at Buffalo Botanical GardensBuffalo, NY - The Botanical Gardens will be bursting with color this spring during Western New York’s favorite spring tradition, the Spring Flower Exhibit, presented by M&T Bank.  From March 18 through April 16 over 30,000 bulbs will be on display as well as fragrant shrubs and flowers of various kinds. To complement the Spring Exhibit a special installation, Flock of All Colors, in collaboration with Stitch Buffalo, will be on display inside the conservatory from March 11 through April 6.

TACC Tourism LogoTiconderoga, NY – May 12, 2022 – Experience the Ticonderoga Area this Memorial Day Weekend with multiple celebrations, events, and family focused opportunities in Crown Point, Hague, and Ticonderoga, NY located within the Adirondacks. The Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce (TACC) invites you to experience Small Towns with Big Events.

Friday, May 27th:  

Carillon Boat Cruises Opening Day at Fort Ticonderoga: 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Enjoy sweeping vistas of Vermont’s Green Mountains and New York’s Adirondack Mountains during a 75-minute narrated boat tour aboard the Carillon.

Lupine Fest 2022Albany, NY - The Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission rejoices in the arrival of spring with their annual Lupine Fest for the local community, held at the Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center at 195 New Karner Road in the City of Albany on Saturday, May 21, 2022 from 10AM to 4PM.

Wild blue lupine is a beautiful native wildflower that blooms in May and June and is critical to the survival of the state and federally endangered Karner blue butterfly. Through interactive programs that showcase the globally rare, nationally significant and locally distinct Albany Pine Bush, the festival celebrates the annual blooming of wild blue lupine flowers in the pine barrens.

Mount Morris Dam and Recreation AreaBuffalo, N.Y. -- The William B. Hoyt II Visitor Center at the Mount Morris Dam and Recreation Area opens to the public Sunday, May 1 for its 2022 visitor season. This year marks the return of inside-the-dam tours after a two-year hiatus, the first full season of online tour reservations, and 70 years since construction of the dam was completed.

Located on the Genesee River next to Letchworth State Park, the dam provides flood protection to downstream communities, including the City of Rochester, as well as a place to enjoy nature and outdoor recreation in its day-use park.

Botanical Gardens Plants Sales 2022Buffalo, NY- The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens will be hosting a brand new plant and vendor sale for Mother’s Day called the ‘One-Stop, Mom-Shop.’ The following weekend, the Great Plant Sale returns on-site for the first time since 2019, which will also include the popular Bulb Sale.

In Celebration of Cherry Blossom Season

Visitors can enjoy performances, tours, drop-in programs, and more over three weekends this spring

BBG - Art in the Garden

Brooklyn, NY – In celebration of the spring season of cherry blossoms, magnolias, bluebells, and more, Brooklyn Botanic Garden presents Art in the Garden: Weekends in Bloom on Saturdays April 23, 30, and May 7, from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

DEC logoWith Year-Round Trout Seasons, April 1 Marks End of Catch-and-Release-Only and Start of Harvest Season

More Than 1.8 Million Trout Being Stocked Statewide

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos today announced the upcoming start of the spring trout fishing season, which provides excellent angling opportunities statewide thanks to the State’s extensive stocking program and considerable number of wild trout fisheries. DEC’s spring trout stocking begins in March and runs through early June, and includes more than 1.8 million trout stocked in waters statewide. 

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