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Stuart LilieTiconderoga, N.Y. – Stuart Lilie, Fort Ticonderoga Vice President of Public History was recently awarded the Museum Association of New York (MANY) Individual Achievement Award of Merit for 2020. The Award Ceremony will take place on March 30, 2020 at the Hilton Albany in Albany, NY.

Lilie joined the Fort Ticonderoga leadership staff in the spring of 2011. Lilie oversees the Public History department, which reaches nearly 70,000 visitors annually through daily programs and events.

I LOVE NY Logo - stackedPartnership with tour operator Funway Holidays offers new program of itineraries, adding beach and country excursions to New York City vacations

New York, NY (January 15, 2020) – The New York State Division of Tourism (I LOVE NY) has launched NYC+, a series of four itineraries that encourage British visitors to add nearby New York State destinations to their next New York City visit. Developed through I LOVE NY's UK office, NYC+ is available through British tour operator partner Funway Holidays, with itineraries focused on combining New York City with short visits to other areas of the state, including Long Island, the Hudson Valley, the Finger Lakes and the Greater Niagara region.

Old Rhinebeck AerodromeRhinebeck, NY (January 14, 2020)  The Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome announces that it has received a $100,000 grant from the Disosway Foundation to fund a professional study for purposes of upgrading the Aerodrome’s museum, hangars, grounds and support spaces.  The study, which starts immediately, will produce a Comprehensive Master Plan to position the Aerodrome for future development and help make it into a premiere tourist destination in the Hudson Valley for visitors from around the world.

Malone RegionMalone, NY – Franklin County and the Malone Region are happy to announce a comprehensive brand that will help promote the area as one of New York’s finest destinations.

A brand is a unique image and message that increases awareness of the community for both tourism and for economic development when adopted and integrated consistently. The Malone brand was developed by the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism (ROOST) in conjunction with stakeholders, which include community representatives, elected officials, county representatives, the Malone Chamber of Commerce, and business owners.

I LOVE NY Logo - stackedA Long-Anticipated Grand Opening, Plus Anniversaries and Milestones Celebrating Generation-Defining Events, Mark the Beginning of a New Decade

New York, NY – January 6, 2020 – New York State is poised to celebrate both the old and the new in 2020. Visitors can enjoy the opening of the world’s largest LEGOLAND theme park along with a host of events commemorating Susan B. Anthony, women’s suffrage, the 1980 Winter Olympic Games and the "Miracle on Ice," and the Roaring Twenties.

Thomas Tischer Visitor Center - George Eastman MuseumSupport from Thomas Tischer, ESL Federal Credit Union, and New York State Council on the Arts made project possible

Rochester, N.Y., January 6, 2020—The George Eastman Museum broke ground today on the Thomas Tischer Visitor Center, including construction of the ESL Federal Credit Union Pavilion, which will serve as the museum’s new main entrance, located next to the Dryden Theatre. Through the new entrance, visitors will be served by a new admissions desk, gathering places, a renovated education and meeting hall, a more mission-focused shop, and a relocated café that includes seating in the historic Palm House. The project is expected to be completed by July 2020.

Snowmobile AppAdirondacks, USA - Snowmobilers in the Adirondacks will now have access to an interactive trail map on their phone to better plan their outdoor riding adventures in one of the largest trail networks in New York state. 

The new, free Adirondacks, USA snowmobile app contains information about the trails in Essex, Franklin and Hamilton counties, and nearby gas stations, stores, restaurants and lodging properties that welcome sledders. Additional trails in neighboring counties will eventually be added to provide a more comprehensive map.

Excelsior PR logoGovernor Cuomo Encourages New Yorkers to Buy Local Trees This Holiday Season to Promote Agricultural and Tourism Industries

Albany, N.Y. (November 25, 2019) – Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced New York State Grown & Certified Christmas trees and wreaths will be on display in the State's regional Welcome Centers and Taste NY stores, promoting New York's agricultural and tourism industries. In addition, New York State Grown & Certified trees will be on display at the Empire State Plaza in Albany. New York's Christmas tree industry sells nearly 300,000 trees from more than 750 tree farms located across the State.

Erie Canalway 2020 Calendar19,500  Free calendars distributed across upstate NY

Waterford, NY – The public is invited to pick up a free 2020 Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor calendar starting December 1, 2019 at selected libraries and visitor centers throughout the National Heritage Corridor. The calendar features winning images from this year’s Erie Canalway photo contest.