150 years after start of Civil War, 12th annual Celebrate Commemorate marks the 145th consecutive community-wide celebration and observation of Memorial Day, spanning holiday weekend
Waterloo, N.Y. - Celebrate Memorial Day where it all began, in Waterloo, NY in the very heart of the beautiful Finger Lakes, and the nationally designated Birthplace of Memorial Day. This fun-filled weekend has something for the whole family! Car shows, parades, a culinary tent with demonstrations and presentations, boat tours, pony rides, Civil War re-enactors, fireworks, horse and wagon rides, living history, a biker rally, traditional speeches and ceremonies, and even a few former presidents! Read more »
How fair is a garden amid the trials and passions of existence. ~ Benjamin Disraeli
Hudson Valley, N.Y. - The renowned river and mountain views, and luscious farm and forest landscapes that bring visitors to the Hudson Valley are more beautiful than ever with the riot of color from flowers in bloom. Escape to the fragrant gardens of Orange County for the sheer enjoyment of their beauty, or to improve your green thumb.
34,000 tulip bulbs spring to life at the Orange County Arboretum in May, signaling the official start of the local flower-blooming season. This brilliant show, worth a trip from anywhere, is the first in a series of garden displays guaranteed to inspire visitors. Read more »
Live Music Along Course by Local Bands Including Filming Ohio, Branchwater and Orchard
One-Mile Kids’ Race & Post-Race Party at SPAC
Saratoga Springs, N.Y. - On Sunday, May 22, Saratoga Performing Arts Center’s Action Council will host a 5K “Rock & Run” through the Saratoga Spa State Park for families and runners of all ages and skill levels. WNYT Anchor Phil Bayly will emcee the event which will feature live music by local bands along the course, a post-race party with entertainment, refreshments and children’s activities, and SPAC ticket giveaways for top finishers. The event kicks off at 10 a.m. at SPAC with the one-mile Kids’ Race; the 5K begins at 10:30 a.m. Proceeds benefit SPAC’s Vivienne Anderson Children’s Program. Information and online registration are available at http://www.spac.org/. Read more »
Local museum will give away free passes on June 19
Clayton, N.Y. - Sailing Seaway Clayton presented by Davidson Auto Group and Lake Ontario Realty announced today that Clayton’s world-famous Antique Boat Museum has partnered with the event and will give away museum admission passes on Sunday, June 19.
The first 50 fathers to take a deck tour of tall ship Lynx on Father’s Day, June 19 at the Thousand Islands Regional Dock will receive a voucher good for free admission that day at the Antique Boat Museum in Clayton, while supplies last. Read more »
Cooperstown, N.Y. - Ask most teenagers how they spend their summer and you will likely hear about watching movies, mowing the lawn, andspending time socializing online. But, if you ask a Young Interpreter about their summer, they will tell you a much richer story - one filled with lifelong memories - like working as a blacksmith or learning to run an 1840’s printing press. The Farmers’ Museum, one of the nation’s premier rural history museums, is currently recruiting for this summer’s Young Interpreter program. Boys and girls between the ages of 12 to 14, as of May 1st, are invited to apply by May 15th. Read more »
Oswego, N.Y. - The world famous Entergy Nuclear Harborfest Fireworks by Grucci of New York will be Saturday, July 30 at approximately 9:30 PM. For the 24th consecutive year, the Saturday night fireworks spectacular will highlight the annual admission-free music festival on the shores of southeast Lake Ontario. Read more »
Announcement will be made at “EscapeMaker.com’s Green Getaways, Local Food & Travel Expo”
WHAT: I LOVE NEW YORK will announce the winner of the 2011 Greenest New Yorker contest at “EscapeMaker.com’s Green Getaways, Local Food & Travel Expo.” The event will feature more than 60 eco-friendly destinations and lodgings from Vermont to Virginia, plus chocolate, cheese, wine and local food samples. http://www.escapemaker.com/travelexpo
WHEN: Saturday, April 30, 2011
10:30 a.m. - I LOVE NEW YORK announcement of Greenest New Yorker. *Continental Breakfast sponsored by Red Jacket Orchards and 5th Ave. BID.*
11 a.m. to 5 p.m. - Expo opens to the public.
WHERE: Skylight One Hanson, 1 Hanson Place (former Williamsburg Savings Bank Tower), off Flatbush Avenue in Brooklyn. Take a train to Atlantic Ave, the venue is across the street. Read more »