Paddlers to ‘Rock the Locks’ from Minetto to Oswego June 29
Oswego, N.Y. -Paddlers of all ages and abilities have a chance to paddle the locks from Minetto to Oswego Saturday, June 29, in the “Rock the Locks” Oswego Paddlefest. The river paddling event is a community fundraiser to benefit the Oswego YMCA Strong Kids campaign and Oswego Harborfest, and encourages kayakers, canoeists and visitors to enjoy and appreciate the unique beauty of the historic Oswego River.
The recreational event is organized by several local businesses and organizations, including the Oswego County Yakkers, Oswego YMCA and Harborfest. Oswego County Legislator Jacob Mulcahey, District 15, Oswego, is chairman of the steering committee. Read more »
Wayne County, N.Y. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow once stated that “Music is the universal language of mankind”, meaning everyone understands its message whatever the language or genre. Wayne County has a huge choice of music for all tastes and the whole family. Most of the concerts are free to the public and will make your summer just a little bit “sweeter”.
Summer of Roses Event Series- June 13, 20, 27, and August 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29. Every Thursday evening except July 4. Each week will feature a different performer from the area. Free! 7 pm to 8 pm, Rose Union Community Building, School Street, Rose.
Macedon Community Concert Series, Macedon - June 13, July 11, August 8. Canal Park Lock 30. 6pm to 8pm. Free, live music. Food available. Bring your own chair or blanket. http://www.villageofmacedon.org/ Read more »
Friday, May 24 at 7 PM
Saratoga Springs, N.Y. - A dynamic roster of bands is slated to compete live at SPAC’s Battle of the Bands, on Friday, May 24 at 7 p.m. before an audience and a panel of celebrity judges for the chance to win one of two titles and accompanying prize packages: “judge’s choice” and “audience choice.” Tickets are on sale now at spac.org
“This year’s competition will be one for the record books with a line-up of top-notch bands who possess immense artistry, originality, and a plethora of musical gifts,” said Marcia J. White, President & Executive Director.
The full list of finalist bands includes:
7 P.M. | Ghosts on 33rd: Combining emotion with a heavy melody, Ghosts on 33rd strives to connect to their fans through their lyrics. Currently the band is working on their first E.P. Hailing from Granville, NY, the band describes their sound as melodic hard core. Read more »
Buffalo’s fourth annual festival features 15 garden walks (including America’s largest), workshops, open gardens, a Buffalo-Style Garden Art Sale and more
Buffalo, N.Y. - May 20, 2013 - The fourth annual National Garden Festival will take place from June 21 to Aug. 4 in Buffalo, N.Y. and it is, by far, the largest garden festival in America.
The six-week-long festival offers something for anyone with (or without) a green thumb:
15 garden walks and tours throughout the Buffalo Niagara region, totaling nearly 1,000 private gardens. The most popular of the tours is Garden Walk Buffalo - the largest free garden walk in the country, with more than 350 private gardens on view - on July 27 and 28.
A series of luxury motorcoach tours, operated by AAA Western and Central New York’s Horizon Club Tours. Expert gardeners will provide behind-the-scenes tours of some of Buffalo’s finest gardens, from secluded private yards to the city’s Frederick Law Olmsted-designed parks. The tours each include a sit-down lunch. Read more »
Fort Edward, N.Y. - Visitors considering a vacation or a weekend away can enjoy Washington County, New York’s outdoor recreational activities and events during its summer season. Information about these activities and many others are listed online at http://www.washingtonnycounty.com/.
The 13th annual Cambridge Valley Balloon Festival, held June 7th-9th, features four launches of 10 hot air balloons, fireworks, the Taste of Cambridge with local producers and restaurants showcased, and Moon Glow, a nighttime display of cold burner illuminated tethered balloons synchronized to music. The weekend event includes rides, games and entertainment for the whole family. Visitors can learn more at http://www.cambridgenychamber.com/balloonpage.html. Read more »
Destiny USA is thrilled to offer a comfortable place for tour bus drivers to take a break after a long drive.
Syracuse, N.Y. -Destiny USA has announced the debut of a new bus drivers’ lounge that opened on the facility’s first level to accommodate and attract the drivers of the motor coaches carrying increasing numbers of group tours visiting the destination.
Destiny USA hosted more than 140 registered bus tours last year and registered tour bus visitation has grown by 77% from January to April 2013 compared to the same period in 2012. Representatives of Destiny USA have already attended more than 14 travel trade shows in 2013 and will continue traveling the world to promote Syracuse as a destination for group tours. The creation of a great, new environment for bus drivers to relax in while bringing guests to the area will only enhance these efforts. Read more »
Winning entries to be featured in 2014 calendar
Waterford, N.Y. - Entries for the 8th annual Erie Canalway Photo Contest are being accepted now through September 6, 2013 . Winning photos will be displayed in the 2014 Erie Canalway calendar.
Keep your camera clicking all summer long. Amateur and professional photographers are invited to submit prints and digital images in four contest categories: Bridges, Buildings and Locks; For the Fun of It; On the Water; and the Nature of the Canal.
The contest captures and shares the beauty, history, people, and distinctive character of the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor, which is comprised of the Erie, Oswego, Cayuga/Seneca, and Champlain Canals, and their historic alignments, and surrounding communities. Read more »