New York, N.Y. - On July 7, Ringo Starr’s 70th birthday, The Metropolitan Museum of Art will inaugurate a special display of his gold-plated snare drum that will remain on view to the public through December 2010 in the Museum’s second-floor Musical Instruments Galleries. On loan from Ringo Starr, it was originally presented to him by the Ludwig Drum Company during The Beatles’ 1964 visit to Chicago when the legendary rock group, in which Mr. Starr was the drummer, was on its first tour of the United States. Read more »
Archive for June, 2010
Auburn, N.Y - To serve the many visitors expected in Cayuga County this summer, the Cayuga County Office of Tourism will be open Saturdays, July 3 - August 28, 2010 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., in addition to its normal hours, Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
The Cayuga County Office of Tourism, located at 131 Genesee Street, Auburn, serves as an information center for visitors with a full array of attraction and accommodation brochures, along with the Cayuga County Visitors Guide and maps. Trained tourism staff is available to help plan itineraries and answer visitor inquiries. Read more »
Who really invented Monopoly?
Rochester, N.Y. - A rare and unique early version of Monopoly®, used as evidence in a controversial, 10-year legal copyright battle over the iconic American game‟s true inventor, has been acquired by Strong National Museum of Play in Rochester, New York-home of the National Toy Hall of Fame®.
The museum is pleased to announce that the second oldest known version of the world‟s most popular board game ever has been added to its world-renowned collections of play-related objects: a folk-art Monopoly game created by a member of the Heap family between 1910 and 1917 when the family lived in Altoona, Pennsylvania. Read more »
Ithaca’s “Gorges” Waterfalls Revealed
Ithaca, N.Y. — Here’s a freebie for folks who like waterfalls. The Ithaca Visitors Bureau has produced a pocketsize field guide to the city’s famous gorges and waterfalls.
The 24-page booklet includes color photos, trail info and driving directions for 19 public-access waterfalls near downtown Ithaca. They range from 215-foot Taughannock Falls, a major attraction in a popular state park, to 25-foot Potters Falls, a “local secret” in a hidden wildflower preserve. The guidebook covers the most accessible and dramatic of the 100-plus waterfalls within 10 miles of downtown Ithaca. Read more »
Utica, N.Y. - Visitors and tourists spend approximately $951 million in Oneida County each year. Now Oneida County Tourism has yet another channel for more visitors to make plans to come to Oneida County and spend dollars boosting the local economy via a new, stateof-the-art, feature rich website.
As the next step in the launch of the new branding effort “The Getaway Region”, and the marketing campaign, “Getaway To It All!”, http://www.oneidacountytourism.com/, and www.thegetawayregion.com, feature all of Oneida’s County’s rich History, Attractions, Events, Entertainment, Lodging, Shopping and more. Read more »
Poughkeepsie, N.Y. - Interested in a one-day escape that’s convenient, affordable, fun and perfect to enjoy with family and friends? Check out the “Dutchess County Farm Fresh Link” MTA Metro-North One-Day Getaway. Dutchess County’s idyllic countryside is just a relaxing train ride away, in the heart of the Hudson Valley. You’ll visit charming villages as well as farms and wineries. Even if you have a car, why pay $3 a gallon for gas? Leave your vehicle home and sightsee by train and shuttle bus! Read more »
Downtown Businesses Proud to Sponsor Local Athletes…
Albany, N.Y. — The Albany County Convention & Visitors Bureau (ACCVB) is pleased to roll out the welcome mat for the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) Karate National Championships, June 28th through July 3rd, 2010. The actual competition, being held at the Times Union Center, will take place Wednesday, June 30th through Saturday, July 3rd, 2010. The event will bring approximately 2,000 athletes to the Capital City along with their families, friends, and fans. All together the city should see an influx of over 5,000 visitors to the area during the week the Karate enthusiasts are in town. Read more »