Known as Little Sri Lanka, Tompkinsville Offers Visitors a Unique Cultural, Dining and Outdoor Experience
New York, N.Y. - NYC & Company, New York City’s official marketing, tourism and partnership organization, today announced Tompkinsville as the next destination to be featured in Neighborhood x Neighborhood. Known as Little Sri Lanka, Tompkinsville offers visitors and residents the opportunity to taste the flavors of southern Asia, enjoy the neighborhood’s parks and partake in diverse cultural events and activities, all without ever leaving New York City. Accessible by ferry and the Staten Island Railway, Tompkinsville is ideal for a day trip for New Yorkers and visitors looking to explore the serene tree-lined streets of one of the City’s most welcoming communities. For “Must-See Tompkinsville” highlights and more, visit nycgo.com/neighborhoods. Read more »
Ellen Christine Colon-Lugo to Discuss the Evolution of the Hat as Part of “HATtitude: The Milliner in Culture & Couture,” an Exhibition at ArtsWestchester
White Plains, N.Y. -
WHAT: Lecture: The Studio Artists of Popular Culture, Vogue and Couture: Who Were They, and How They Got Their Hats Out There
Presented by Ellen Christine Colon-Lugo, Ph.D., Exhibiting Milliner and Historian of Millinery Read more »
In the tradition of the two-time Winter Olympic village, Lake Placid will pay tribute to its returning athletes who competed last month in Sochi, Russia
Lake Placid, N.Y. -
WHO: Many 2014 Winter Olympians, highlighted by bronze medal winner Erin Hamlin (luge), double bronze medalists Steve Holcomb and Steve Langton (bobsled), and silver medalist Andrew Weibrecht (alpine skiing). Other members of Team USA that competed in Sochi will participate. More Olympians will be announced later.
WHAT: A parade down Main Street in Lake Placid, starting at the intersection of Cummings Road. It will end at The Cottage Café with speeches from the Sochi medalists. The event will conclude after the comments with a fireworks display provided by Clauss Chiropractic. Read more »
From Rip Van Winkle to the Hudson Valley Art Trail - Enriching Experiences Await in the Catskills
Greene County, N.Y. - The Great Northern Catskills of Greene County are home to some of America’s most recognizable landscapes, beloved literary characters and richest cultural enclaves - all within two hours north of New York City.
Go hiking in the Catskill Park and discover the views that made the Hudson River School artists famous, journey through history with Rip Van Winkle and drive to the “Painted Village in the Sky” for an afternoon of arts and entertainment. Read more »
Rochester, N.Y. - Zoom in for Superheroes Weekend at The Strong® National Museum of Play® on Saturday, April 5 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, April 6 from 1 to 4 p.m. Do-gooders unite for a hero-filled weekend that includes character meet and greets, superhero training, and a variety of other superhero-themed activities.
Special Saturday & Sunday appearances:
- Saturday, April 5: Thor rumbles in with his trademark hammer in hand from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 3 to 6 p.m.
- Sunday, April 6: Meet Iron Man as he rockets into the museum from noon to 5 p.m. Read more »
Report shows visitor spending supports twenty three jobs in local economy.
Seneca Falls, N.Y. - A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 29,585 visitors to Women’s Rights National Historical Park in 2012 spent $1.9 million in communities near the park. That spending supported 23 jobs in the local area.
”Women’s Rights National Historical Park is proud to welcome visitors from across the country and around the world,” said superintendent Ami Ghazala. “We are delighted to share the story of this place and the experiences it provides and to use the park as a way to introduce our visitors to this part of the country and all that it offers. National park tourism is a significant driver in the national economy - returning $10 for every $1 invested in the National Park Service - and it’s a big factor in our local economy as well. We appreciate the partnership and support of our neighbors and are glad to be able to give back by helping to sustain local communities.” Read more »
Saratoga Springs, N.Y. - New York City Ballet, one of the world’s foremost dance companies, will present a diverse repertory of 14 stunning ballets during its 2014 summer season at Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC), July 8 - 12. Showcased during the residency will be iconic works by George Balanchine and Jerome Robbins as well as contemporary ballets by acclaimed 21st century choreographers including Peter Martins, Mauro Bigonzetti, Justin Peck, Angelin Preljocaj, Liam Scarlett and Christopher Wheeldon. Highlights of the program include the Saratoga premiere of the newest collaboration from Justin Peck and Sufjan Stevens; a Gala tribute to Great Britain featuring the Saratoga premiere of Liam Scarlett’s Acheron; the return of several ballets not seen at SPAC in many years including Preljocaj’s La Stravaganza, Bigonzetti’s Vespro, Balanchine’s Raymonda Variations and Robbins’s Glass Pieces. Read more »