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 »
Hang onto your mittens, winter’s winding down in Orange County, but not the fun!
Hudson Valley, N.Y. - The snowy landscape will soon be refreshing Orange County’s beautiful lakes and rivers as it melts, but winter white is expected to cloak the ski slopes at Tuxedo Ridge and Mount Peter for much of March. Hurry and get in that last month of lessons or practice runs. As temperatures rise, you won’t even need to pack your thermal underwear. Glides around the outdoor skating rink at Bear Mountain State Park and zips down the famous snow tubing hill at Thomas Bull Memorial Park will be winding up on March 2nd, but the winter fun doesn’t end there. The events calendar at http://www.orangetourism.org/ is bursting with sweet adventures to bridge your fun ‘til spring. Take a look. March is a fine time to wander through the countryside for more of the season’s sparkling happenings. Read more »
Trail given kudos for sustainable development
Cayuga County, NY - The Finger Lakes Sweet Trail is proud to be selected as recipient of a ‘Signs of Sustainability’ award by Sustainable Tompkins, the premiere organization devoted to catalyzing sustainable development in our region. The ‘Signs of Sustainability’ awards highlight local individuals and organizations doing their part to help advance community sustainability. The Sweet Trail is recognized under the category of ‘New Sustainability Program by an Existing Business, Organization or Individual’ along with other noteworthy projects such as the Finger Lakes Beer Trail, Aurora Pocket Neighborhood, and the Ithaca Children’s Garden. For more information on Sustainable Tompkins, visit http://www.sustainabletompkins.org/ Read more »
Owego, N.Y. - The Historic Owego Marketplace is excited to announce that the 34th Annual Strawberry Festival is in the works! The Festival, like always, is the 3rd Friday and Saturday in June. This year it falls on June 20 from 5:30 -10:30 pm and June 21 from 9 am-5 pm.
This annual event is host to over 30,000 guests each year; offering plenty of yummy food, outstanding entertainment and activities on every street corner, a wine, beer and spirits tent, contests, an exhilarating 5K run, an impressive parade, and up to 200 vendors. Read more »
“Tree-to-Table” Festival Planned Across the Adirondacks During the Month of March
Adirondack Region, N.Y. - Adirondack maple syrup producers will open their doors for one of New York State’s sweetest spring traditions - Maple Weekends, slated for March 22-23, and March 29-30, 2014 at maple farms and sugar bushes across the six-million-acre park.
Whether produced in small batches in backyard boilers or with scientific precision in industrial steel, the Adirondack Region is renowned for offering some of the finest maple syrup in the world. March marks the perfect time to learn exactly how it’s done during New York State Maple Weekends. Read more »
Syracuse, N.Y. - The US Coast Guard Auxiliary and New York Sea Grant will offer the Young Boater Safety Certificate Training for ages 10-17 as part of the February 12-16, 2014 Central New York Boat Show at the NYS Fairgrounds in Syracuse, NY. Successful completion of the 8-hour course and proctored exam is required for youth to legally operate a motorized boat or watercraft alone on New York State waters.
Registration for limited space is now open for the two-part course that will be taught at the Central New York Boat Show on Thursday, February 13 from 6pm to 8:30pm AND Saturday, February 15 from 9am to 2:30pm in the Horticulture Building Seminar Room. Pre-registration is required with New York Sea Grant by phone at 315-312-3042. Read more »
Unique family-friendly event features horse-drawn sleigh rides, children’s activities, hot soup buffet, and hands-on ice harvesting
Kids 12 and under receive free admission
East Meredith, N.Y. - On Saturday, February 1, Hanford Mills Museum will hold the Ice Harvest Festival, which recreates a winter tradition that was essential to rural communities up until the early 20th century. Using vintage tools, children and adults are invited to walk out on the frozen mill pond to cut and maneuver blocks of ice. The ice blocks are pushed up a ramp and then loaded onto sleds, which are then hauled to a traditional ice house.
The Festival, which runs 10 am-4 pm, also features a hot soup buffet, horse-drawn sleigh rides, and children’s activities. Read more »