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How To Enjoy Upstate New York Weather

  Finger Lakes , Adirondacks
  Festivals & Annual Events , Outdoors , Tourism

All you need is your warm coat, hat and gloves and this winter, boots -- truly, that’s all you need to enjoy the upstate New York weather, instead of complaining about it, as so many of us do.

Whether in New York City or on the opposite side o...

Feb 03, 2019

Baseball In Cooperstown- Inducting The Greats

  Otsego County Central New York
  Festivals & Annual Events , Sights & Attractions , Sport & Games

Baseball In Cooperstown- Inducting The Greats

Congratulations to the four players to be inducted into Cooperstown this July 2019. Mariano Rivera who is baseball’s first unanimous vote inductee (100%) in the history of balloting for the Nationa...

Jan 28, 2019

Times Square Ball Drop - A Brief History

  Manhattan New York City
  Festivals & Annual Events

It’s amazing that each December 31 people from all over the world travel to New York City for the famous Times Square ball drop. Every year, 42nd Street is host to the thousands of people who pour into Times Square to ring in the new year.

Dec 21, 2018

Rockefeller Tree Lighting: The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

  Manhattan New York City
  Festivals & Annual Events , Sights & Attractions

Of all the holidays in New York, the most famous tradition is the Rockefeller Tree lighting. This lighting of the tree is the iconic event and a symbol of the holidays - not just in New York but a world wide symbol - that starts the Christmas Season. ...

Nov 16, 2018

Headless Horseman Hayride Escape Room and Haunted Houses

  Ulster County Hudson Valley
  Entertainment , Festivals & Annual Events , Sights & Attractions

The Headless Horseman hayride and associated delights are part of an outdoor "haunted" attraction (located in Ulster Park, about 6 miles from Kingston, NY), that features Escape Rooms. The Great Room Escape is a fully interactive and immersive experie...

Oct 27, 2018

New York State Fair And Other County Fairs To Visit In 2018

  Rensselaer County , Washington County , Montgomery County , Onondaga County , Columbia County , Dutchess County Capital-Saratoga , Central New York , Finger Lakes , Hudson Valley , Long Island
  Festivals & Annual Events

It’s almost Labor Day so New York’s favorite agrarian fest is back to entertain you till the cows come home. (Yes, that’s the first farming quip and we don’t promise it’s the last.) The Great New York State Fair, in it’s 176th year, is at the New York...

Aug 21, 2018

The Hudson Valley Balloon Festival At Dutchess County Fairgrounds

  Dutchess County Hudson Valley
  Festivals & Annual Events

Get a new perspective at the 27th Annual Hudson Valley Balloon Festival. To borrow a rather profound perspective from Alberto Santos Dumont, “The balloon seems to stand still in the air while the earth flies past underneath." Dumont didn’t invent the ...

Jul 03, 2018

It's In Queens! A guide to the World's Most Diverse County

  Queens New York City
  Arts & Culture , Entertainment , Festivals & Annual Events , Food & Drink , History , Hospitality , Nature , Outdoors , Shopping , Sights & Attractions , Sport & Games , Tourism , Tours

Diverse, exciting, historic, trendy, a great place for families…all of it's in Queens! We hail from more than 120 countries and speak more than 135 languages. This global reach is on full display in our neighborhoods, cultural institutions, restaurant...

Jan 11, 2018

Winter in Syracuse - 5 Places You Must Visit

  Onondaga County Finger Lakes
  Festivals & Annual Events , Food & Drink , Outdoors , Sights & Attractions

Aptly, the Mandarin characters that make up the word “Syracuse” translate to “Snow City.” And Weather.com recognized Syracuse as #1 of the United States’ snowiest major cities, and ranked it as #5 of the top 10 snowiest cities around the world. It's w...

Dec 15, 2017

Around The World On The Lake Ontario Wine Trail

  Finger Lakes
  Festivals & Annual Events , Food & Drink

The Lake Ontario Wine Trail stretches from the eastern corner of Monroe County, encompasses the vast majority of Wayne County and now stretches into Cayuga County. The shores of Lake Ontario are home to wineries, distilleries, cideries, and farms that...

Nov 24, 2017