As the home of one of the most dynamic cities in the world, New York is an exciting destination teeming with urban energy and unique opportunities. However, the state is home to more than the bustling metropolis of New York City; New York is filled with stunning lakes, beautiful sandy beaches, lazy rivers and challenging mountains. Visitors and residents alike will enjoy a cornucopia of events, festivals, museums and more.
Founded in 2002, the mission of this international film festival is two-fold. First, the festival provides a platform for new and veteran filmmakers to reach hundreds of thousands of film goers. Second, the event showcases New York City as an outstanding filmmaking venue and brings tremendous revenues into the economy here.
- Albany, NY in Albany, NY
April showers bring May flowers to Washington Park in Albany. Every year, a hundred thousand tulip bulbs are in bloom for this colorful two day event. Music, crafts, children's activities, and tasty treats line the street. The Tulip Queen and her Court are crowned, and the Mother of the Year is honored.
- Historic Allentown Area Buffalo, NY 14202 in Buffalo, NY
The historic district of Buffalo is host to this June event. Monetary awards are given in areas including painting, sculpture and graphic arts. Scholarships are distributed to local school students whose art is also displayed.
- Hunter Mountain Hunter, NY 12442 in Hunter, NY
Hunter Mountain plays host to one of the premiere music festivals on the East Coast. This four-day event is entering its 10th year of terrific performances by groups from all over the world. Multiple stages are erected for the benefit of the 15,000 spectators who attend annually.
- Watkins Glen, NY in Watkins glen, NY
Wine lovers converge on the town of Watkins Glen during July for this two-day celebration. Close to 90 wineries participate to showcase their finest offerings. Wine seminars as well as cooking demonstrations are also scheduled.
Randall's Island in the East River becomes a real zoo each August. This 24-acre site hosts this annual electronic music festival featuring live performances and DJ shows. Since 2009, the festival has grown each year and now welcomes over 100,000 spectators over the three-day event.