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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.

ROOST LOGOAdirondacks, USA — Now in its seventh year, the Great Adirondack Garage Sale has grown to encompass an over 200-mile “trail”, stretching from Malone to Speculator, and Old Forge to Newcomb. Residents are encouraged to sign up to sell during the expanded Memorial Day Weekend event.

“Memorial Day weekend in May is traditionally the time when second-homeowners open up their camps and we’re hoping we get people motivated to clear out their garages, attics, and basements," said Alexandra Roalsvig, Director, Parks, Recreation and Tourism for the Town of Long Lake.

Long Acre Farms generationsMacedon, N.Y. - There is a lot of pride in a farm that has remained in the same family since the 1920’s and Long Acre Farms is celebrating the arrival of the 4th generation with a Grand Re-Opening Celebration on May 20th and 21st.  “We have spent all winter remodeling and updating our Farm Market and Ice Cream shop this winter to accommodate the vision of the next generation,” states Joan Allen, owner/partner.  “My husband Doug and I are thrilled to welcome our daughter back to the farm and with that we realized we needed some changes.”  The newly enclosed and expanded market and ice cream shop adds additional retail and work space along with heating and air conditioning to extend the season.  The outdoor seating areas will be updated as well to accommodate a woodfired pizza oven.  “We put off major renovations not knowing if we had any of our children interested in coming back to the farm,” adds Allen “but when Sarah Allen Henning and her husband Matthew moved back from Pennsylvania we jumped right in.”…

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.

ROOST LOGOWilmington, N.Y. — Fly fishermen from across the country and Canada will head to Wilmington, New York May 19 and 20 for the annual Ausable Two-Fly Challenge competition.

It was founded 18 years ago by local anglers to celebrate the joy of the fishing, spirit of sportsmanship, and to help preserve a world-class fly fishery.  All of the money raised from the entrance fees goes to preserving the river for future anglers. The funds are donated to the Ausable River Association and various other causes. According to lead organizer Michelle Preston, about 100 anglers are expected to participate.

Woods and Waters DaySunday, May 7th, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Schenectady, N.Y. – The Schenectady County Historical Society is celebrating woods and waters as we bloom into May! Join us for a spring festival exploring plants and animals, streams and ponds, and how they all tie together!

Woods & Waters Day at Mabee Farm will feature:

•  Release of a barred owl plus live birds-of-prey with Outpost #4 wildlife rehabilitators (@1pm)
•  Exhibition grand opening of Naturelogues (featuring photographers Scott and Denise Hackert-Stoner plus their signature Nature At Your Doorstep program (@2pm)…

2017 Southampton House TourSaturday, June 3rd, 2017

House tour: 1pm - 4pm  &  reception: 4:30pm - 6pm

Southampton, N.Y. – From a secluded, spacious and spectacularly chic oceanfront home to a traditional dwelling in the heart of the village, the Southampton Historical Museum's eighth annual "Insider's View" house tour on Saturday, June 3, will offer a unique opportunity to enter and admire a few of Southampton's most extraordinary architectural gems. Attendees will have a rare chance to view stunning interiors furnished with flair, whether the owner favors a high-style contemporary look, classic elegance or an eclectic approach that reflects the personal style of a connoisseur. An early-season highlight on the Hamptons social calendar, the tour is a favorite with design mavens and others who come in search of inspiration and a good time.

Caan Film FestivalMay 19–28, 2017

Astoria, N.Y. — For two glittering weekends at the end of May, the world turns its attention to the movie event of the year: TheCaan Film Festival at Museum of the Moving Image. In celebration of the Bronx-born, Sunnyside-raised, and Sanford Meisner-instructed actor, the film series revisits twelve of James Caan’s greatest performances, from May 19 through 28, with nearly all films presented in 35mm. The films feature performances for such great directors as Francis Ford Coppola, Howard Hawks, Michael Mann, Sam Peckinpah, Mark Rydell, Norman Jewison, Wes Anderson, and James Gray.

Hudson Valley Heritage FairPoughkeepsie, N.Y. – The Mid-Hudson Valley Path Through History workgroup will present the 3rd Annual Hudson Valley Heritage Fair on Sunday, May 6 from noon to 4 p.m. The event is free and offers the public the chance to discover heritage tourism destinations from throughout the Hudson Valley region. Over 20 organizations and attractions representing different eras of local history will have booths set up in the event hall at the Locust Grove Estate in the Town of Poughkeepsie. Military reenactors will be encamped outside and a food truck will provide refreshments.

In addition to the fair, visitors are able to tour the mansion and grounds at the Locust Grove Estate, once home to inventor and artist Samuel F.B. Morse, as well as browse through the estate’s gift shop. Admission is charged for tours of the mansion. The Locust Grove Estate is located at 2683 South Rd., Poughkeepsie, N.Y. 12601.

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:…