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Albany, N.Y. - As summer gently fades away, New York State is getting ready for the Fall travel season, which attracts tens of thousands of visitors to the state’s roadways and waterways, small towns, scenic vistas, country fairs and harvest festivals. And it all takes place before a backdrop of spectacularly colorful autumn foliage.
New York’s dedicated team of foliage observers … or “Leaf Peepers” … are getting ready to swing into action, scouring the state’s countryside and towns to gather information for I LOVE NEW YORK’s weekly fall foliage reports.
Get Up-to-Date Fall Foliage Color Reports Online
New York’s weekly I LOVE NEW YORK fall foliage color reports begin Wednesday, September 7 and continue until the end of the foliage season, around the first week in November. Each Wednesday afternoon throughout the season, reports are updated online to provide the latest information on foliage color conditions in each region of the state. Read more »
Samuel Barber’s famed “Adagio for Strings” featured
Valhalla, N.Y. - Westchester County will commemorate the 10th anniversary of the tragic events of September 11, 2001, on September 11, 2011 at 6 pm at The Rising, the County’s 9/11 memorial at Kensico Dam Plaza in Valhalla. The Westchester Philharmonic will perform the famed Adagio for Strings by American composer and 40-year Mt. Kisco resident Samuel Barber, and will be led by the orchestra’s Winter Pops conductor and New Rochelle native Ted Sperling. Read more »
Healthy Outdoor Adventure Renewed for 2012
Great Lakes Seaway Trail, N.Y. and PA - The Great Lakes Seaway Trail GeoTrail has completed its first full year of providing a healthy outdoor activity for GPS-guided explorers with a $150,000 impact for the byway’s local economies in New York and Pennsylvania.
Organizers with the nonprofit tourism organization Seaway Trail, Inc., Sackets Harbor, NY, say they expect the total economic impact for the current supply of GeoCoins - tokens available once a certain number of caches are found - will be approximately $400,000. Read more »
Exhibitions Focus on Founders of American Studio Glass Movement
Corning, N.Y. - In 1962, two groundbreaking workshops led by artist Harvey K. Littleton and glass scientist Dominick Labino introduced artists to the material of glass as a medium for artistic expression. Littleton and Labino presented their development of a small, portable furnace and low temperature melting-point glass, providing artists access to glass and glassblowing techniques for the first time. These workshops kickstarted the American Studio Glass movement, which emphasized the artist as designer and maker, with a focus on making one-of-a-kind objects.
In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the American Studio Glass movement, The Corning Museum of Glass will present two exhibitions. Read more »
Watkins Glen, N.Y. - The Watkins Glen Area Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce its second annual culinary event, Debra Whiting’s Harvest Celebration, formerly known as A Taste of the Finger Lakes. The stylish affair will be held at the Watkins Glen Community Center on Thursday, October 13, 2011 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM.
The Chamber’s decision to change the name of the annual event to Debra Whiting’s Harvest Celebration was done so to honor the late executive chef and owner of Red Newt Cellars Winery & Bistro, Debra Whiting. Read more »
A Community Event for Land Conservation
Lowville, N.Y. - “The vineyard is a beautiful place, and I am looking forward to painting that gorgeous view - all while enjoying the event’s festivities with friends and family,” expressed local artist, Loretta Lepkowski. Loretta is just one of the 20 premier artists donating their talent and time to the 4th Annual Tug Hill Plein Air Paint Out. The Paint Out is organized by regional non-profit, Tug Hill Tomorrow Land Trust.
This community event, set for Sunday, September 18, 2011 at Tug Hill Vineyards in Lowville, features a full day of fun! Read more »
Rochester, N.Y. - Check out some of the latest happenings at the Strong National Museum of Play in Rochester:
International Center for the History of Electronic Games® at The Strong® Receives $500,000 Grant for Continued Growth and Development
The International Center for the History of Electronic Games (ICHEG) at The Strong received a grant of $500,000 for the continued growth and development of ICHEG, the nation’s foremost center for collection, preservation, and exhibition of video games. The grant was awarded by Excellus BlueCross BlueShield, which is headquartered in Rochester, New York. For more information, click here: $500,000 Grant for ICHEG Read more »