Lake Placid, N.Y. — Below is a rundown of many of the events on ORDA’s winter 2014 events’ calendar for your planning purposes. Dates and schedules are subject to change.
March 10-15 - Lake Placid, N.Y. and Wilmington, N.Y. will play host to the 2014 United States Collegiate Ski and Snowboard Association (USCSA) National ChampionshipTM. The five-day long event brings together athletes from across all four disciplines of alpine Skiing, cross-country skiing, freestyle skiing and snowboarding as they convene in the region for competitions that will determine the top collegiate teams across the nation. Read more »
Taste at 10 wineries each weekend April 4-6 & 11-13
Niagara County, NY - During the weekends of April 4-6 and 11-13, the wineries along the Niagara Wine Trail will participate in their annual wine and local food-pairing event, Taste of the Trail. The popularity of this event has lead to its expansion over two weekends.
The concept of Taste of the Trail is to educate how wine can easily pair with each part of your meal. A sample from a local food vendor, or the winery’s own favorite pairing, will be given at each location with a taste of three wines.
Because the event spans two weekends, half of the trail member wineries will participate during each weekend. This allows attendees to take advantage of visiting wineries they may not have had the chance to visit yet, and have the opportunity to visit more than just a few wineries in one day. Read more »
Maggie Mancinelli-Cahill directs cast of 23 stage veterans, local favorites and young stars in “the greatest of all American musicals.”
Albany, N.Y. -”Some People,” “Small World,” “Everything’s Coming up Roses,” “Together, Wherever We Go,” “You Gotta Get a Gimmick,” “Let Me Entertain You,” “Rose’s Turn…”
Gypsy: A Musical Fable truly does have one of the great scores in the history of American Musical Theatre. And its tale, of the waning days of Vaudeville, is as memorable as its tunes.
Based on the showbiz memoir of stripper Gypsy Rose Lee, the piece was created by producer David Merrick as a vehicle for Broadway superstar Ethel Merman. Merman turned the role of Rose, the domineering stage mother from hell, into an iconic figure. Read more »
Syracuse, N.Y. - The Boating Industries Association (BIA) of Upstate New York, and New York boat dealers and marina operators are optimistic about the 2014 boating season and taking advantage of trends to attract buyers of all ages and lifestyles.
BIA President Bruce Walker, sales and service manager with Reiter’s Marina in Sandy Creek, says, ‘The Boating Industries Association members are upbeat about the 2014 sales season. Lifelong boaters are passing on the love of boating and safety tips to the younger generations, the economy is picking up, and finance rates have fallen to offer the boating industry in upstate New York a bright outlook this year.’ Read more »
Official Guide to County’s Attractions
Cayuga County, Finger Lakes, N.Y. - The 2014 Official Visitor’s Guide to Cayuga County is now available at the Cayuga County Office of Tourism, 131 Genesee Street, Auburn. This comprehensive guide offers year round information for visitors on things to do, places to stay, annual events and visitor services.
The Guide focuses on what visitors like most about Cayuga County - lakes, scenery, wineries and charming villages as well as activities such as dining and shopping. Looking for a list of golf courses? Day spas? Hiking trails? You’ll find information on all of these plus much, much more in the 2014 Official Visitors Guide to Cayuga County. Read more »
Newburgh, N.Y. - In honor of Martha Washington, Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site will hold its annual program, “The General’s Lady,” featuring guest speaker, author-historian Dr. Patricia Brady and her talk entitled, “Martha Washington: At Her Husband’s Side In War And Peace”. The event takes place on Sunday, April 6th at 2:00 PM at the Lobby of the Ritz Theater, on Broadway in Newburgh.
Patricia Brady is the author of Martha Washington: An American Life. She is a social and cultural historian who writes about Southern women and free people of color. Dr. Brady first became interested in Martha Washington through research for her books about Nelly Custis, Martha’s granddaughter. Read more »
Students are Encouraged to Compete with Their Knowledge on War of 1812
Oswego, N.Y. - The fourth annual Oswego War of 1812 Symposium will be held from Friday, April 4 to Sunday, April 6. The symposium will be held at the Lake Ontario Event and Conference Center, 26 E. First St., Oswego. This will be the first symposium where SUNY Oswego students are encouraged to participate in the War of 1812 research paper competition. The contest involves SUNY Oswego students writing and presenting their findings on any aspect of the War of 1812. All SUNY Oswego students are welcome to participate.
Students interested in competing must follow the requirements for the contest. The topic of the paper must be on some aspect of the War of 1812. There is no length requirement for the papers, but they must be able to be presented for at least ten minutes. Read more »