It’s a Super Sunday at Whiteface
Wilmington, N.Y. — The secret is out that Whiteface Mountain, in Wilmington, N.Y., is one of the world’s best ski destinations. And as if we needed any proof or validation, Smarter Travel included the resort in its listing of the “10 Best International Ski Destinations.”
Whiteface Mountain was one of only three ski resorts in the United States to make the list. Recognized worldwide as the Olympic mountain, for hosting the 1980 Olympic Winter Games alpine events, and for having the greatest vertical east of the Rockies, at 3,430-feet, Whiteface Mountain, Wilmington and the Lake Placid region were also touted for its unique array of off-hill activities that guests can also experience such as biathlon, skeleton sliding and bobsledding. Read more »
Albany, N.Y. - The Hudson River Valley Greenway is pleased to announce it has awarded the New Baltimore Conservancy a $1,759 Greenway Conservancy Small Grant for interpretive signage for the new riverside park in New Baltimore. The Greenway board awarded a total of $80,000 for projects throughout the Hudson Valley region at a recent meeting held in Staatsburg, N.Y.
The New Baltimore Conservancy will use the grant funds to design, construct and install interpretive signage in the Town’s new riverside park. This 79+ acre park flanks the Hudson River and provides pedestrian and paddler access. The signage will educate visitors about regional history through interpretive QR codes, smart phone applications, illustrations, and text describing what life was like in the 1800s. Read more »
Helping Africa’s most vulnerable children today, so they can help Africa tomorrow
7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 20, GE Theatre at Proctors; Tickets $30
Schenectady, N.Y. -The African Children’s Choir melts the hearts of audiences around the world with charming smiles, beautiful voices and lively African songs and dances.
The Choir-which raises money to combat poverty and hunger in Africa through humanitarian and educational outreach-has deep roots. Almost 30 years ago, Irishman Ray Barnett was on a humanitarian trip to war-torn Uganda when he gave a small boy a ride from his decimated home to the safety of another village. During the journey, the child did what he knew how to do best - he sang. That simple song of dignity and hope became the catalyst for a program that has changed the lives of thousands of children and reshaped the future of the African continent. Read more »
Celebrate in the Catskill Mountains with Family-Friendly Events, Festivals & More
Greene County, N.Y. - In the Great Northern Catskills of Greene County, the holidays are a time of celebration and good cheer, when families and friends gather to spend a day on the slopes or enjoy one of the region’s many holiday-themed community festivals and events.
Located just two hours north of New York City, the Great Northern Catskills provide a charming winter destination - one where the majestic snow-capped mountains offer fairy tale vistas, and local shops feature an array of unique gifts, artisan ingredients and much more.
Enjoy an old-fashioned Christmas in the Catskills and spend a cozy night tucked in at a storybook B&B, go snowboarding with Santa, or watch a special holiday performance to add a little extra magic to any visit. Read more »
Board Also Confirms 2013 Fiscal Year Achieved Ninth Consecutive Break-Even
Saratoga Springs, N.Y. - In response to strong public interest in the Bolshoi Ballet’s 2014 engagement at Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC), tickets will go on sale before the holidays, with online availability beginning at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, December 10 at spac.org and in-person transactions available during a special one-day-only opening of SPAC’s Hall of Springs Box Office on Saturday, December 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. SPAC gift certificates, memberships and seat plaques will also be available for holiday purchase. The news was announced at the organization’s December Board of Directors meeting. Read more »
Good at 13 Club Venues for 9 Days; New Club Pass Venue Added
Rochester, N.Y. — The Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival’s (XRIJF) 13th Edition Club Pass is on sale now at its lowest price of $174 plus service charges, a $20 savings off the regular price, until 12 Midnight December 31, 2013.
The Club Pass is an exceptional value pass, offering a significant savings over individual show tickets ($20, $25) and access to Club shows at 13 venues. Pass prices are the same as last year. The price increases to $194 plus service charge January 1, 2014 until sold out. The service charge per pass for online purchases is $6, $8 if mailed.
The fastest and easiest way to buy a Pass is online at rochesterjazz.com. Customers may also order Passes by phone at 585-454-2060. Read more »
New Yorkers and the Approximately 5 Million Visitors in Town for the Holidays are Encouraged to Take a Trip to Upper Manhattan and Experience One of the City’s Most Lively Destinations
New York, N.Y. - NYC & Company, New York City’s official marketing, tourism and partnership organization, today announced East Harlem, also known as El Barrio, in Upper Manhattan, as the next destination to be featured in Neighborhood x Neighborhood, an initiative designed to increase visitation, support local businesses and encourage exploration in areas outside traditional tourist locations across the five boroughs. With upwards of 5 million people expected to visit New York City for the five weeks between Thanksgiving and New Year’s, East Harlem/El Barrio is the perfect place to explore beyond the City’s classic holiday events. Both New Yorkers and visitors can find hidden treasures, enjoy authentic cuisine and shop for unique gifts in the neighborhood. For more information about what to do and see in East Harlem/El Barrio, visit nycgo.com/neighborhoods. Read more »