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Canandaigua Lake Wine TrailWith Exclusive Discounts, Free Wine Tastings, and More Perks

Canandaigua, NY – As visitors prepare for a summer and fall of wine tasting, the Canandaigua Lake Wine Trail, along with Finger Lakes Visitors Connection, is launching a digital wine tasting passport. The passport’s goal is to help visitors easily experience one of the nation’s top wine regions, while raising awareness of all the Finger Lakes region’s unique experiences, food and culinary treasures, agriculture and more.

Shoe CollageScheduled for Saturday, June 4 and July 9, 2022, at 10:30 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.

Utica, N.Y. -- Utica shoes! Who knew? Many people do not realize that Utica once had a thriving shoe manufacturing industry, producing as many as two thousand pairs of shoes a day. The factories were located within a few blocks of each other near the current train station.  Find out more on a walking tour of Utica’s historic shoe district with the Oneida County History Center Saturday, June 4, and July 9, 2022.

Tour CayugaAuburn, N.Y. – The Cayuga County Tourism Office is very excited to announce the recipients of the Harriet Tubman Bicentennial Events Grant! We asked local business and organizations to come up with an event, activity or performance that would educate, entertain, inspire and promote Harriet Tubman’s life and legacy.

We were very pleased with the creative ideas presented  and are looking forward to many great events celebrating Harriet Tubman’s Bicentennial and highlighting black history in Cayuga County.

Discover Schenectady Jay St KioskSchenectady, N.Y. (March 10, 2022) – Discover Schenectady announced today that it has deployed eight digital visitor kiosks throughout Schenectady County.

“Schenectady County has so many great attractions, events and businesses – there’s something for everyone,” said Schenectady County Legislator Cathy Gatta, President of Discover Schenectady’s Board of Directors. “These easy-to-use kiosks will help visitors and residents alike learn about all of our attractions.”  

Over the past few months, Discover Schenectady has built a partnership with HootBoard to create and deploy a network of touchscreen digital kiosks located throughout the county to engage visitors and residents, while promoting attractions, businesses, and special events.

We Are NYPart of Governor's Comprehensive $450 Million "Bring Back Tourism, Bring Back Jobs" Economic Recovery Initiative 

I LOVE NY Launches First Ever Global Consumer Advertising Effort; Can Be Viewed Here

New Eligibility Screening Tools Available Online for Return to Work Grant Program and Meet in New York Grant Program

 Governor Kathy Hochul today announced progress on her commitment to revitalizing New York State's tourism industry, highlighted by the launch of new I LOVE NY advertising as part of her "Bring Back Tourism, Bring Back Jobs" initiative. The new spot will air in domestic television markets and digitally in select global markets, expanding I LOVE NY's paid tourism advertising to overseas markets for the first time. Additionally, guidelines and eligibility screening tools for two tourism industry relief programs totaling $125 million in support have been published online, encouraging potential applicants to engage with Empire State Development ahead of the open application period next month.

Hidden NY ToursThe Popular Irish Mob Tour of Hell’s Kitchen Returns for St. Patrick’s Day

New York, NY – Hidden New York Tours, a company specializing in off-beat, unusual, and little-known sights of New York City, returns from its Covid-imposed hiatus with its wildly popular signature tour, From the Gophers to the Westies : The Irish Mob of Hell’s Kitchen.  The tour has been featured in Time Out, The Daily News, Newsday, The New York Post, AM New York and on FOX-5 News. …

ROC-FLX Craft Beverage Trail 2022 PassportCanandaigua, NY - Craft beverage lovers can start plotting their journey to visit 37 breweries, wineries, distilleries and cideries throughout Ontario, Monroe, Wayne, and Livingston counties by joining the 2022 ROC/FLX Craft Beverage Trail Passport program.   “This is an amazing collaboration that showcases our local craft beverage producers as well as a great way to expand your palette!” explains, Jennifer Newman, owner of Young Lion Brewing Company, one of the craft breweries participating in the Passport Program. …

Clinton County Historical AssociationPlattsburgh, N.Y. – The Clinton County Historical Association is pleased to announce that two grants have been received through the Champlain Valley National Heritage Partnership for 2022.  The first is an internship grant to support collections management training for a student of history, anthropology, or museum studies.  The training will include all processes necessary to enter an item into the museum’s permanent collection and will take place at the museum at 98 Ohio Avenue on the Old Base. Students may apply by emailing director@clintoncountyhistorical.org.  The internship program will run from May through August.   …

Keuka Lake and Vineyard courtesy Luke PetrinecKeuka Lake: A Wine Story

Hammondsport, NY –  In 2018 and again in  2019, the Finger Lakes was named the "Best Wine Region" in the United States by USA Today. For 2019, VinePair Magazine named the region #2 of “The World’s Top 10 Wine Destinations.” The region has been earning a lot of accolades over the past several years and with good reason. The Atlantic wrote: “. . . no up-and-coming domestic region has received as much serious attention as the Finger Lakes of upstate New York.” You might not realize it, but this is an “up-and-coming” wine destination that has been about 200 years in the making. …

Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor$64,323 awarded to seven organizations

Waterford, NY - Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor, in partnership with the NYS Canal Corporation, is pleased to announce that seven organizations have been selected to receive Erie Canalway IMPACT! Grants totaling $64,323. Funded projects include vital work to showcase canal heritage and welcome people to explore the canal in their local communities. 

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