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We Are NYTwo Weeks Ahead of First Total Solar Eclipse Over New York State in 99 Years, Governor Hochul Reminds New Yorkers of State Efforts to Ensure a Safe Viewing Experience for This Once-In-A-Generation Event

Since October 2022, Interagency Task Force Convened by Governor Hochul Has Been Working With Local Authorities to Prepare

Governor Hochul Cautions Travelers to Prepare for High Volume of Traffic and Reminds New Yorkers to Use Proper Eye Protection During Eclipse

Governor Hochul Releases Buffalo Bills PSA With Safety Tips Here

State Parks Across New York and NASA to Hold Events on April 8 and Weeks Leading Up to the Event 

Two weeks ahead of the April 8 eclipse, Governor Kathy Hochul today updated New Yorkers on the state’s preparations to ensure everyone can have a safe and memorable viewing experience. In October 2022, Governor Hochul convened an Interagency Task Force comprised of nearly two dozen state agencies and authorities. The Task Force has been collaborating for the past 17 months on plans to ensure everyone can safely enjoy the eclipse. New York State is expecting hundreds of thousands of visitors, and Governor Hochul is reminding travelers of several tips to ensure the smoothest possible experience for everyone.

We Are NYWeekly Report Will Help New Yorkers Identify the Best Places to See Lilacs, Roses, Tulips, Magnolias and Cherry Blossoms at Over 30 Partner Attractions Statewide – Interactive State Map Available Here

Governor Hochul Also Reminds New Yorkers of Spring-Themed Hikes, Maple Sugar Programs, and Nature Programs at New York State Parks – Calendar of Upcoming Events Available Here

Builds on Governor’s Commitment to Supporting New York’s $123 Billion Tourism Industry  

Governor Kathy Hochul today celebrated the start of spring with the launch of the New York Blooms Report, a weekly report to help New Yorkers identify the best places to see roses, lilacs, tulips, cherry blossoms, and magnolias at more than 30 partner attractions across New York State. The reports, managed by I LOVE NY and designed to encourage and help travelers plan a spring getaway, feature on-site information from staff at a variety of botanical and public gardens, farms, State Parks and historic sites across New York. The first reports are online starting today, March 20, and will update every Wednesday afternoon through June, exclusively on iloveny.com/blooms.

We Are NYNew York State Will Distribute Limited Edition I LOVE NY Eclipse Glasses at 30 Locations Throughout the State – Including New York State Welcome Centers and Select Service Areas Along NYS Thruway

Urges New York Stargazers to be Wary of Scams, Fake Merchandise and Phony Accommodation Listings

Announces Expansion of Ongoing I LOVE NY Eclipse Safety Awareness Campaign to Include Messaging Promoting Glasses Distribution Across the State

Builds on Statewide Preparations for Once-in-a-Generation Celestial Event

Governor Kathy Hochul today launched a statewide effort to protect New Yorkers ahead of the Total Solar Eclipse on Monday, April 8. The effort includes statewide distribution of limited-edition I LOVE NY eclipse glasses at 30 locations throughout the state – including New York State Welcome Centers and select service areas along the NYS Thruway – as well as a reminder for stargazers to be wary of scams, fake merchandise and phony accommodation listings. In addition, the Governor expanded an I LOVE NY campaign to urge New Yorkers to take proper safety precautions during the eclipse. Today’s announcement builds on previous actions to prepare the state, as well as New York stargazers, for the once-in-a-generation celestial event.

Olana PartnershipHudson, NY - The Olana Partnership will be holding an in-person Volunteer Information Session on Sunday, March 24 from 12:30 – 1:30pm for anyone who is interested in learning about 2024 volunteer opportunities at Olana State Historic Site. If you love nature, art, history, and Frederic Church’s Olana, volunteering is the perfect way to give back to our community, meet new people, and get involved. Volunteering with The Olana Partnership provides a great way to immerse yourself in one of the Hudson Valley’s most unique cultural treasures and interact with visitors who are looking to learn more about Olana and artist Frederic Church.

Experience CortlandCortland, N.Y. – Experience Cortland is thrilled to announce She Shines, an event dedicated to celebrating women entrepreneurs in the Cortland County hospitality industry. This exciting gathering will take place on Thursday, March 7th from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Homer Hops Brewery.

She Shines promises an evening filled with inspiration, camaraderie, and the chance to support and discover the diverse talents of women in various industries, including retail, health and wellness, and local arts.

LakeGeorge_Winter'sDream_MomentFactory_14End-of-season celebration set March 9th

Lake George, NY — The public and private investment in Lake George Winter’s Dream propelled the Lake George Area into a more competitive position in a winter characterized by warmer temperatures and a lack of snow, delivering a substantial economic impact that is reverberating  across the hospitality industry. More than 25,000 tickets have been sold to date, with the biggest night in January drawing 952 people. Lake George Winter’s Dream drew visitors from across New York State, New England and beyond.

We Are NYNo Freshwater Fishing License Required to Fish on Designated Days

Governor Kathy Hochul announced today the six designated Free Fishing Days in New York will take place on: February 17 to 18 (Presidents’ Day Weekend), June 29 to 30, September 28 (National Hunting and Fishing Day) and November 11 (Veterans Day). During these days, the fishing license requirement is waived for freshwater fishing on New York’s waters.

oneida-county-tourismOneida County, NY - Oneida County Tourism, the official tourism promotion agency for Oneida County, NY, has announced the launch of a refreshed, digital version of the Heart of NY Beverage Trail, which highlights local wineries and breweries.

The mobile, interactive trail – which can be accessed on the Oneida County Tourism website – features 10 partners throughout the county. Those taking part in the year-long promotion are encouraged to responsibly visit participating locations to win an array of prizes, including a sticker, hat, T-shirt, and hoodie.

Historic Huguenot StreetA two-part historic house tour examining Black impacts and experiences on Huguenot Street

New Paltz, NY (January 31, 2024) – In celebration of Black History Month, Historic Huguenot Street will offer “‘Go Back and Get It’: A Two-Part Historic House Tour Examining Black Impacts and Experiences on Huguenot Street.” These tours take place on Saturdays in February from 2:00 to 3:00 PM (eastern time).

Brave Women FLXVisitors can explore new trailblazer, weeklong event

Auburn, N.Y. – Brave Women FLX is thrilled to announce several significant updates that further enrich the region's trailblazing legacy. The tourism marketing campaign, made up of the tourism offices in Cayuga, Monroe, Ontario, Seneca, and new this year - Onondaga and Cortland counties, highlights the extraordinary achievements of women in the Finger Lakes vacation region. 

Click here to access the I LOVE NY press kit.