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Rochester Lilac FestivalClick HERE for 2020 Teaser Roll

Rochester, N.Y. (November 21, 2019) – With the cold winter season underway, what better time to think ahead to the 2020 summer festival season’s inaugural event? The 122nd Annual Rochester Lilac Festival will take place May 8-17, 2020. The festival is spreading holiday cheer with a special discount on the 41st annual Lilac 5K/10K run, taking place on the closing day of the festival, Sunday, May 17th.

Lilac Festival 2019Begins countdown to spring

Rochester, N.Y. (March 5, 2019) – Today, Rochester Lilac Festival organizers announced nineteen headliners and special guests to perform free shows at the 121st annual event from May 10-19, 2019. With the Festival just 60 days away, Rochesterians can officially begin the countdown to the highly-anticipated festival season.

This year’s Festival continues the tradition of bringing big-name national performers to entertain more than 500,000 annual visitors from across the State and beyond. Performances will take place on the Sahlen’s Center Stage over the course of the 10-day free festival, the largest of its kind in the country. In total, there will be 70 group performances at this year’s Festival.

Farm to Fork FondoThe Hudson Valley offers outdoor competitions for athletes of all calibers

Orange County, N.Y. – Whether you’re looking to hike it, bike it, or run it, Orange County, N.Y. has a race for you! With its winding roads and rugged terrain, the Hudson Valley offers challenging courses with a stunning scenic backdrop. Warm weather beckons athletes and offers a variety of picturesque trails and country roads to conquer throughout the spring, summer, and fall.

Rochester Lilac FestivalCraft Beer Expo, Lilac Run, Art in the Park, Concerts, and More

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CRAFT BEER EXPO: Craft Beer Expo Saturday, May 19. Come taste the hottest, coolest new beers in the region as they launch their spring seasonals. Guests will also have access to food pairings and tasty treats from Trader Joes, Gods Country Creamery, Swillburgers and more. Participating vendors are from across the northeast with more than 35 breweries. …

Newburgh Volunteer FairNewburgh, N.Y, – Learn about the positive things the Newburgh community is doing, and how you can be a part of it! Come to the 8th Annual Newburgh Volunteer Fair at Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site on Saturday, April 28th, from 11 AM until 3 PM. Find out about the many projects and organizations in your community, and how you can share in helping those efforts.

Mansion Ridge Golf CourseThe Hudson Valley offers lush greens and easy tee times for golfers

Orange County, N.Y – Spring is in the air, flowers are in bloom, and Orange County, N.Y. golf courses are open for business. Golf enthusiasts from near and far can enjoy the picturesque Hudson Valley while spending a day on the links. With a variety of challenging and scenic courses, Orange County, N.Y. is a destination for golfers of all skill levels.

After working up an appetite on the green, Orange County Tourism’s staff recommends feasting at one of the county’s remarkable 19th hole restaurants. Make your visit even more unforgettable with overnight accommodations at one of Orange County’s select hotels or cozy inns.

The Argus QuartetAward-winning quartet brings innovative concert program to Cooperstown audiences

Cooperstown, N.Y. – The Argus Quartet, a versatile and dynamic up-and-coming ensemble, will perform at Christ Episcopal Church on Sunday, May 6 at 4pm as part of the Cooperstown Summer Music Festival’s 20th anniversary season.

Recent first-prize winners at both the 2017 Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition and the coveted 2017 M-Prize Chamber Arts Competition, the Argus Quartet is currently in the first year of a two-year appointment as the Graduate Quartet in Residence at the Juilliard School, where they work closely with the illustrious Juilliard String Quartet.

Brooklyn Botanic Garden plant saleBrooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s (BBG) Plant Sale returns this year on May 10, 2018, with a Members’ Preview on May 9.  New York–area gardeners of all levels flock to the annual sale for its wide selection of locally grown, hand-selected plants. The Brooklyn Botanic Garden Auxiliary, which celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2017, has sponsored the Plant Sale for 65 years.

Cherry Blossoms - Brooklyn Botanic GardenCherry Blossom Season, Community Greening, Art in the Garden, and More

Brooklyn, NY—Brooklyn Botanic Garden (BBG) is pleased to announce its spring 2018 calendar of festivals, exhibitions, and other special events. Kicking off the spring gardening season on March 10 is Making Brooklyn Bloom, the Garden’s popular all-day symposium for home gardeners and greening enthusiasts. Opening March 22 is Pondlife, a new multimedia exhibition by Sally Warring that combines art and biology in an exploration of the microbial multitudes living in the Garden’s water features. …

Stockade Scavenger HuntSchenectady, N.Y.Whether you’re a lifelong resident of Schenectady, or just looking to explore, The Second Stockade Scavenger Hunt, taking place Saturday, June 17, is the perfect opportunity to find out more about the 300+ years of history in Schenectady’s Stockade Historic District. The Stockade neighborhood is jam packed with history and participants will follow clues to learn more about the founding of Schenectady, and other topics. No worries if you joined us last year, we will have all new clues for this year’s scavenger hunt.
 
Participants will meet up at the Schenectady County Historical Society at 32 Washington Ave. to receive their clues and report back for a prize when they are finished. All you will need to bring is a camera to document your journey.

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