I LOVE NY Is Most Followed State Tourism Site On Twitter
New York, NY - After just two weeks since its official launch, New York State (www.iloveny.com) has reached its goal of becoming the most followed state tourism page on Twitter with nearly 9,000 followers. After an initial launch that attracted 500 followers, the Empire State received a major spike after pairing with a famous New York native, actor Peter Facinelli, who tweeted about New York to his 1 million plus followers in between shooting for Showtime’s hit series Nurse Jackie, and filming for the next installment of the blockbuster Twilight Saga: New Moon.
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Friday, October 30 at 7:00 pm (doors open at 6 pm) at the State Theatre of Ithaca in Ithaca, NY
Warren Miller’s Dynasty, the largest action sports film on the planet, is coming to kick off your winter for the 60th year!
Cortland, NY - Narrated by skiing icon Jonny Moseley and presented in striking high-definition, Warren Miller’s Dynasty showcases fresh cinematography that will get you craving vertical lines, deep powder, and epic adventure. This year’s film takes you on a breathtaking global tour of some of the world’s most impressive terrain, including Alaska, Norway,California, Colorado, China, British Columbia and more. Join Chris Anthony as he treks into China’s interior on a search for the birthplace of skiing, and get a rare look at historic clips from Warren Miller’s vault of vintage footage. Read more »
Haunted Houses, Sport Horses & Harvest Festivals
Syracuse, NY - It’s All Hallows’ Eve, are you ready for some ghoulish, gruesome frights? Muahahaha! That just doesn’t look as scary as it sounds when it’s typed out like that. But you get the idea.
For spine-chilling, hair-raising, just plain weird fun, check out some spooky Syracuse Halloween activities to put you in the monster mash mood. Don’t be afraid to click here. Read more »
Nature Strollers: A Hiking Group for Families with Young Children
Cornwall, NY - On Tuesday, November 10 at 10 a.m. come for Nature Strollers, a hiking group for families with babies, toddlers and young children. Take a one-hour hike at the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum’s Outdoor Discovery Center entrance on Muser Drive, across from 174 Angola Road, Cornwall. The popular Nature Stroller group will follow the gentle trails of the Outdoor Discovery Center and explore the field, pond and forest. Enjoy a hands-on fun nature lesson presented by an Environmental Educator before heading out on the trails. Read more »
Belleayre Mountain offers new programs and new discounts for November 14th Opener
Highmount, NY - The leaves have fallen and temperatures are beginning to drop; Belleayre Mountain is waiting for just the right evening to kick start their snowmaking guns. Tony Lanza, superintendent of the 2009 Ulster County Tourism Business of the Year, Belleayre Mountain, is eager to open for full-time operation on November 14th. The mountain’s winter operation has proven to show its vital significance to the local region, “because of its devoted returning visitors and countless recreational opportunities.” The earlier Belleayre Mountain opens its doors, the earlier the local region can expect tourism dollars for the 2009- 2010 winter season. Read more »
Related Exhibit to Showcase Restored Watercolor Sketches for Tiffany Designs
Corning, NY - The innovations and artistry of Louis Comfort Tiffany will be explored in an exhibition of his blown glass works opening at The Corning Museum of Glass on November 1, 2009, and running through October 31, 2010. Tiffany Treasures: Favrile Glass from Special Collections will showcase nearly 60 hand-wrought pieces designed by Tiffany during one of his most fertile periods of artistic ingenuity, and made at his glasshouse in Corona, NY, between 1895 and 1920.
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Ellicottville, NY - Readers of SKI Magazine rated Holiday Valley Resort in Ellicottville (Cattaraugus County; Chautauqua-Allegheny Region) as the 4th best winter resort in eastern North America for 2009. This survey was mailed to 40,000 SKI Magazine readers at the conclusion of the 2008-09 season. This ranking places Holiday Valley among the top ten in the East for the 6th consecutive year. Some of Holiday Valley’s features that were highly ranked include Lifts (2nd), Après Ski (3rd), Dining (4th), Family Programs (4th), Service (6th), Off Hill Activities (6th), Terrain Parks (7th) and Overall Satisfaction (8th).