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Indep Day Weeknd 2022Featured rare Revolutionary War Artifacts on Exhibit and a Special Event Weekend

Ticonderoga, N.Y. - Fort Ticonderoga will celebrate Independence Day with special events and programming during the holiday weekend, July 2-4, 2022. Experience the American Revolution on the very ground on which the fight for liberty occurred, with museum staff and costumed interpreters recreating and exploring the events of the year 1777. Guests will follow the footsteps of the Continental Army and see first-hand the struggle for freedom.

Orchard Project - 2022 Arts FestivalTaking place Friday July 8 through Sunday July 10, 2022, the festival marks a long anticipated, exciting return of Orchard Project’s in-person programming to Saratoga Springs, NY

Saratoga Springs, N.Y. – The Orchard Project has announced the lineup for its 2022 Arts Festival, taking place Friday July 8 through Sunday July 10, 2022, in Saratoga Springs, NY. Festival packages and single tickets are now on sale. The festival expands upon a tradition of local events that began with the likes of Ben Folds, Esperanza Spalding, Savion Glover, and Alan Cumming – inviting artists at the forefront of storytelling TO share their process and sources of inspiration.

Hudson Festival OrchestraHudson, NY –The Hudson Festival Orchestra (HFO) will present a magnificent musical event, ”Hudson in Concert: A Community Celebration,” on July 30, 2022. This free community event will occur in the scenic Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, Hudson, NY, from 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

HFO Founder and Artistic Director Gwen Gould commented, “I believe that music and culture can bridge divides and build community. I envision this as an annual musical event bringing area residents together through a live musical celebration of our shared American and diverse cultural heritages in a glorious natural setting on the Hudson River!”

NY-RenFaireOrange County, N.Y. (June 9, 2022) – Summer is here and it’s time for Orange County N.Y.’s fairs and celebrations, which will have revelers looking to the sky for fireworks and fighter jets, to the stages for music of all kinds, and to days past, filled with knights, acrobats and entertainers.

“In summer, the thrills, the family fun and the entertainment in Orange County, N.Y., are endless!” said Amanda Dana, director of Orange County Tourism & Film. “The fairs and festivals here draw families and fans from throughout the region and beyond, all coming for spectacular times and to make treasured memories. From knights on horses to modern military aircraft, we have it all! Come for a full-day event, or make a weekend of it and stay in one of our charming bed & breakfasts!”…

Six Flags Darien LakeDarien Center, N.Y. Six Flags Darien Lake will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony for the water park’s newest water slide, Wahoo Wave and the rebrand of our water park to Hurricane Harbor. Experience the 60-foot-tall addition that will rank as one of the tallest water rides in Hurricane Harbor. Following a six-story climb to the top of the tower Wahoo Wave riders will twist through a hairpin turn, followed by a corkscrew. Without warning, riders in four-person tubes will plunge down an unforgettable, three-story drop. This adrenaline-packed adventure will send riders into near-vertical motions to experience extended hang times and zero g-forces.

NYS Parks Recreation Historic PreservationThursday nights from 6-7pm at the Walkway Over the Hudson Ulster Visitor Center

Performances from the Hudson Valley Folk Guild

Staatsburg, N.Y. — New York State Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation is pleased to announce its outdoor summer concert series, Twilight Music in the Parks, at Walkway Over the Hudson, on Thursday nights from 6:00 – 7:00pm. The concert will be held on the Highland (Ulster) side at the Ulster Visitor Center. The music program runs each Thursday night now through September 1.

Members of the Hudson Valley Folk Guild will perform a musical program from a different artist each week at the Walkway.  We hope that you will stop by and listen to the sounds of folk music from local singer-songwriters, multi-instrumentalists, soloists, and groups at the Walkway this summer…

ORDA logoLake Placid, NY – New York State’s Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA) announces opening dates and times for summer activities at the Mt Van Hoevenberg and the Olympic Jumping Complex in Lake Placid. 

Skyride Experience

Feel the woosh of ski jumpers just feet away, launching themselves the length of a football field. Explore the jumps and towers while riding with friends and family on an eight-person gondola. Then take the glass-enclosed elevator to the observation deck of the HS 128 meter ski jump tower for panoramic views. Venue: Olympic Jumping Complex. Open: Daily from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, beginning May 20, 2022.

ORDA logoVeterans' Memorial Highway to Open May 20

Lake Placid, NY – New York State’s Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA) announces opening dates and times for a slate of popular summer activities at Whiteface Mountain. 

Veterans’ Memorial Highway

A historic eight-mile highway to the top of the only Adirondack peak accessible by car. At the top, visitors can explore a castle built of local stone, dine at the Castle’s 4610’ Grill, find a souvenir at the Castle Gift Shop, and take a short hike to the rocky summit of Whiteface, or alternatively, ride a fully accessible elevator carved deep inside the mountain. The summit offers 360-degree panoramic views of the Adirondacks, Vermont, and even Canada.

Hyde Hall openingCooperstown, NY – Hyde Hall and Glimmerglass State Park open for the 2022 season on Saturday, May 28th with a new community celebration, the Hyde Hall and Glimmerglass State Park Block Party. The event marks the start of our area’s summer season and offers opportunities for the whole family from 10 AM - 3 PM. Twenty local organizations will participate with activities, animals, crafts, free programs, nature walks, and music around Hyde Hall’s campus and around Glimmerglass State Park.

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