BookDirect on FingerLakes.org!
Pen Yann, N.Y. - The Finger Lakes Tourism Alliance, the number one site for visitors coming to the Finger Lakes of New York State, has recently integrated the BookDirect system on to their website, FingerLakes.org. The Finger Lakes Tourism Alliance, located in Penn Yan, has been in existence for over 93 years and its mission is to lead economic growth and development of the Finger Lakes through exemplary promotion of the region as a world class tourism destination.
The integration of the JackRabbit/BookDirect system on to FingerLakes.org has proven to be wildly successful from the short time of its launch on January 10th of 2012, reaching over 14,000 website views to date to area lodging properties. Read more »
Cooperstown, N.Y. - The Farmers’ Museum in Cooperstown celebrates its season opening Saturday and Sunday, March 31 and April 1 with free rides on the Empire State Carousel.
Bring the whole family anytime between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. to get reacquainted with our friendly barnyard animals, especially the twin Merino lambs born earlier this month. Read more »
New Paltz, N.Y. - The State University of New York at New Paltz Department of Theatre Arts closes its 2011/2012 Mainstage season with Joe Masteroff’s Cabaret. Directed by Nancy Saklad, with musical direction by Brendon Sturiale and choreography by Connie Rotunda, performances take place April 19 to 29 in McKenna Theatre located on the college campus.
Enter the world of the Kit Kat Club. It is 1931 in Berlin, just as the Nazis are coming to power. When American author Cliff Bradshaw travels to Germany to find inspiration for his next novel, he is inadvertently flung into the lively night life of Cabaret - where “everything is beautiful” and “you can leave your worries behind.” Read more »
A Free, Open-to-the-Public, Behind-the-Scenes Look at a New York State Legend
New Visitors Center Now Open
Schenectady, N.Y. - Proctors invites area residents and visitors to delight in a free, guided walking tour of Proctors arts and entertainment complex in Downtown Schenectady.It all takes place on Sunday, April 29. Participants are invited to brown-bag the event or enjoy a cozy lunch at the Theatre’s refurbished Apostrophe Café.
At 10 AM on Sunday, April 29, the free, open-to-the-public informational event will start in front of the Mainstage doors in the Golub Family Arcade and proceed to high points within the complex: backstage, dressing rooms, the GE Theatre at Proctors. The tour of the historic State Street site will include the recently opened Schenectady Heritage Visitors Center. Read more »
Vowels will buy you April fun!
Hudson Valley, N.Y. - April fools! There’s not really a wheel to spin, but you’ll feel like a winner when you pick April happenings from the extensive calendar of events at http://www.orangetourism.org/. Think “A- E- I- O- U (sometimes Y)” and reveal some of the best things to do here in the Hudson Valley. Of course, on such a long list you’ll find wonderful events beginning with consonants too. What’s to be expected in the bonus round? Savings on fuel, lodging, fabulous dining and gorgeous scenery. Orange County is just an hour’s drive from New York City, at the foothills of the Catskill Mountains. Read more »
Buddhism and the Earth
Hudson Valley, N.Y. - Three Hudson Valley Buddhist temples welcome visitors on Sunday, April 1, 2012 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for an open house in commemoration of Earth Day. Each temple will present traditional religious and cultural practices that reinforce harmony with all living beings, and the environment they live in, such as planting trees and gardens. No charge. This is a family event, and children are welcome. Read more »
Through April 22, 2012
New York, N.Y. - The Orchid Show: Patrick Blanc’s Vertical Gardens presents an unforgettable experience at The New York Botanical Garden. A breathtaking spectacle of thousands of colorful orchids, the 10th annual Orchid Show also offers an opportunity to learn all about these magnificent flowers in many ways. Talks, demonstrations, workshops, and Orchid Evenings abound during the exhibition, which runs through April 22.
Weekly Tours, Talks, and More
The Orchid Show Cell Phone Tour and Take-Home Tips
Listen to a cell phone tour of The Orchid Show: Patrick Blanc’s Vertical Garden which provides a closer look at the extraordinary orchids in the exhibition and hear Blanc’s unique perspective on some of the beautiful and unusual plants in the collections throughout the Conservatory. Additional recordings offer advice for caring for particular species of orchids at home. Tip sheets are also available at Shop in the Garden and during Home Gardening Demonstrations. Read more »