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 »
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 »
Rochester, N.Y. - Zoom in for Superheroes Weekend at The Strong® National Museum of Play® on Saturday, April 5 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, April 6 from 1 to 4 p.m. Do-gooders unite for a hero-filled weekend that includes character meet and greets, superhero training, and a variety of other superhero-themed activities.
Special Saturday & Sunday appearances:
- Saturday, April 5: Thor rumbles in with his trademark hammer in hand from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 3 to 6 p.m.
- Sunday, April 6: Meet Iron Man as he rockets into the museum from noon to 5 p.m. Read more »
Schoharie, N.Y. — Welcome to a world filled with fantasy and fun and eggs of every description — some 5,000 in all. It’s the Easter Egg Exhibit in Schoharie and for the first time since 2004, the unique exhibit will open to the public in April 2014.
The one-of-a-kind exhibit is on property adjacent to the historic 1785 Colonel Peter Vroman house at 112 Covered Bridge Lane, just off Route 30. The exhibit will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the weekends of April 4-6, 11-13 and 18-20 and for groups by special appointment during the week. On Easter Sunday (April 20), hours will be from Noon to 5 p.m. All proceeds from the 2014 opening will benefit the Schoharie Free Library that is still rebuilding after Hurricane Irene’s devastation in 2011. Suggested donation is $10 per family or $5 per person. Read more »
Kingston, N.Y. - Are you interested in history? Do you like helping others? Do you enjoy learning new things? Join us at Senate House State Historic Site at 2 pm on Sunday March 23, 2014 for our Volunteer Workshop. This is a great way to meet other people and share your interests. Many volunteer opportunities exist including leading tours of Senate House, providing visitor services, assisting with special events, gardening, assisting with educational programs, and more.
Senate House is one of New York’s outstanding historic sites. The former home of Abraham Van Gaasbeek was the first meeting place of the New York State Senate in 1777. Read more »