111-year-old Tugboat Urger Will Be Open for Public Visits
Waterford, N.Y. - One of the oldest working tugboats in America will join the Waterford Tugboat Roundup September 7-8-9, the New York State Canal Corporation announced.
The tugboat Urger will be docked at the Waterford Harbor Visitors Center, where the Mohawk River meets the Hudson River. The Urger will be open for public tours from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. The Visitors Center is at One Tugboat Alley Waterford, New York 12188. Read more »
Ticonderoga, N.Y. - Immerse yourself in the year 1777 at Fort Ticonderoga during the British 1777 Campaign March living history weekend, September 8-9. Meet the soldiers of the Fort’s British, German, and Loyalist garrison and hear how they defended the Fort during a three-day raid led by American commander Colonel John Brown with his 1000-man force. Highlighted program offered throughout the weekend includes tours, musket demonstrations, and military patrols. Admission to this living history weekend is included with Fort Ticonderoga’s general admission ticket. Read more »
Wayne County, N.Y. - Wayne County is noted for their apples, we are the 2nd largest producer of apples outside of Washington State so it seems fitting to host an Apple Tasting Tour. This tour is an annual event in October and its popularity grows each year. The 15th annual Wayne County Apple Tasting Tour is scheduled for its’ tasting weekend Oct. 5-8. Travel our scenic country roads, ablaze in autumn glory from market to market. Take this opportunity to explore the essence of the apple. Apple taste testing is one way to learn the differences in apples including taste, texture and scent. Shop for gift items and crafts and participate in the door prize drawings. Each stop is unique, as is the taste and texture of apples. Read more »
Owego, N.Y. - The Tioga County Historical Society is seeking volunteer actors to take part in “Living Among the Dead” at Evergreen Cemetery in Owego. In coordination with Tioga County Tourism, the society is putting together a walking tour of the cemetery, featuring several prominent and notable citizens of the area, long-deceased.
Volunteers are being sought for the roles of:
Richard Stout, 1836-1896: A Union navy sailor during the Civil War. He earned the Medal of Honor during an action in which he also lost his arm. Read more »
The Iconic New York City Sites Offer 20% Off Discounted Admission All Month Long
New York City - NYC & Company, New York City’s official marketing, tourism and partnership organization, today named the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo and New York Aquarium its Culture Spot picks for September. From September 1 to 30 both attractions will offer guests 20% off any Total Experience ticket, which grants you access to all the exhibits and facilities at each destination. Designating two Wildlife Conservation Society’s parks for Culture Spot offers New Yorkers and visitors an opportunity to explore the world’s largest urban zoo and the City’s only aquarium for a discounted price. A monthly program that spotlights cultural organizations across the five boroughs, Culture Spot elevates the City’s arts community and encourages local and visitor exploration. Read more »
Newly restored and reconstructed with a new musical score written and performed BY Filmharmonia (Dennis James and Mark Goldstein) with Pipe Organ, Theremin, and Buchla Lightning Wands
Schenectady, NY - August 27, 2012 - Cinema fans should be prepared to witness the epic struggle between good and evil in the silent masterpiece FAUST in a theater environment that is up to the challenge.
Director F.W. Murnau’s bizarre, surreal, sensual tale of Faust’s barter with Mephisto is a mind-and-sensory expanding silent film, featuring two astonishing musicians coaxing sounds from Proctors Mighty WurliTzer Theatre Pipe Organ Goldie, a classic Hollywood theremin and Buchla Lightning Wands - reflecting the forces of the divine and the damned — all performed live under one of the largest screens in the northeast in Proctors Mainstage theatre. Read more »
RiverWalkArt: Explore Nature, Ignite Creativity at the Kathryn W. Davis RiverWalk Center in Sleepy Hollow
Yonkers, N.Y. - Hudson River Valley Environmental Education Institute has announced RiverWalkArt, programs for all ages that explore nature and ignite creativity, at the Kathryn W. Davis RiverWalk Center in Sleepy Hollow. The Kathryn W. Davis RiverWalk Center is located at Kingsland Point Park, Sleepy Hollow, NY, 10591. Program registration required beczak.org. Information at email@example.com / (914) 377-1900 x 13.
RiverWalkArt is a new program created specifically for the Kathryn W. Davis RiverWalk Center in Sleepy Hollow, NY, designed to encourage people to unleash their imaginations and creativity through exploration, discovery, and observation, all while learning about the natural world around them. Read more »