Issues: Recreation and Tourism

2009 Mid Year Report on Receipts and Disbursements

November 5, 2009

Sen. Foley Participates at the Reopening of the Clayton Avenue (Central Islip) Recreation Center

Senator Brian X. Foley (D - Blue Point), Islip Supervisor Phil Nolan, and members of the Islip Town Board commemorate the reopening of the Recreation Center on Clayton Avenue in Central Islip.

October 19, 2009

Seward Lifts Ski Industry

The Windham Journal

HUNTER — Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I-Oneonta) was recognized recently by the Ski Areas of New York (SANY) for support and dedication to the New York state ski industry and its beneficial effect on the state’s economy.

September 25, 2009
September 20, 4:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Eid Celebration

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Senator Bill Perkins New York State Senate  30th District~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Invites you to an: Eid CelebrationWednesday, September 23rd6:00 PMAdam C. Powell, Jr.State Office Building PlazaCorner of 125th St. @Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. BlvdPlease RSVP withCordell Cleare212-222-7315

September 23, 6:00 PM - 6:00 PM
September 17, 2009

Senator DeFrancisco poses with fans of Gaelic Storm at the Syracuse Irish Festival.

Senator DeFrancisco poses with fans of Gaelic Storm at the Syracuse Irish Festival.

September 14, 2009

Harbor Day

Located at The Battery, Battery Park City, Brooklyn Bridge Park, Governors Island, Hudson River Park and Snug Harbor.


 Harbor Day is the culminating event of NYC's 400th anniversary celebration of Henry Hudson's landing and will also mark the launch of the newly created Harbor District.  All major waterfront parks will be linked by free bikes and free hop-on/hop-off ferry service.  There will be fun and activites for all ages!

Click Here for more details

September 13, 9:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Run to Remember

The Inaugural World Trade Center Run to Remember (WTCRTR) will be a celebration of the lives of those lost on September 11, 2001. This event will offer a great opportunity for all people who were affected by the events of 9-11 to come together to remember each victim, while running, or walking, around beautiful Governors Island, in the heart of New York Harbor.

For more information Click Here

September 6, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Governors Island Swim

Spend the Friday before Labor Day jumping off a ferry boat and circling a piece of Manhattan at this challenging 2-miler around the birthplace of New York City, with great views of Lower Manhattan, Jersey City, Staten Island, Brooklyn, and, of course, Governors Island itself. The island will be open to the public during the event, meaning there will be more fans than ever cheering you on at the fifth annual Governors Island Swim..

For more information or to register Click Here

September 4, 4:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Public Hearing: Hearing of the Racing, Gaming and Wagering Committee: The Future of New York City OTB

The Future of New York City OTB.  Purpose: to examine mistakes that have lead to the current s

August 25, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

7/18/2009: Senator Huntley awarded contest winners with New York Yankee tickets

3rd Annual Children's First Summer Festival held on Saturday, July 18, 2009 at Broad Channel Park, 17th Road & Crossbay Boulevard, Queens, New York

The tickets were compliments of THE NEW YORK YANKEES.

Photo courtesy of Lester Muse Jr.

July 18, 2009
August 15, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks & Recreation Committee Meeting- June 4, 2009

Serrano Bill to Strengthen Gun Control in NY State Parks Passes Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks & Recreation Committee. Presentations from members from the NYS Tourism Advisory Council and Assemblyman Steve Englebright, Chair of the Committee on Tourism, Parks, Arts and Sports in the New York State Assembly.

June 4, 2009
Read more... Racing’s Problems the Same All Over (5/8/09)

"...Fortunately, elected officials from many counties around New York State attended the Gaming and Wagering meeting and most had vested interests in racing’s well being and didn’t appreciate Medenica’s remarks.

The Racing and Wagering Committee is chaired by Sen. Eric Adams, who apparently gets it about racing’s contributions to the state. He doesn’t believe any one segment of the gaming industry brings down another..." (Written by John Pricci)

May 12, 2009

Senator Johnson On Hand For Dedication Of Tanner Park Boardwalk

State Senator Owen H. Johnson (4th Senate District, Babylon), Chairman of the Finance Committee, was on hand for the dedication ceremony of the Town of Babylon’s Tanner Park Boardwalk in Copiague. Senator Johnson secured $1.5 million for the completion of the boardwalk and promenade and the construction of a new beach pavillion. Also honored by the Town of Babylon at the event was former Town of Babylon resident, the late Wanda Tilson, who frequented the Tanner Park Senior Citizen Center and who generously contributed funding for the Senior Center.

September 14, 2007
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