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When Mary Kay Stone retired from a career in professional theater props management and returned to her hometown of Oswego, NY, it wasn’t long before her love of history and theater drew her to Fort Ontario State Historic Site.
When Mary Kay Stone retired from a career in professional theater props management and returned to her hometown of Oswego, NY, it wasn’t long before her love of history and theate…… https://www.ptny.org/news-and-media/you-gotta-have-friends/2016/07/featured-friend-volunteer-profile

Going Green by Going Blue

A pilot program at Bear Mountain State Park aims to make recycling more convenient for park visitors and relies on volunteers to spread the word.
This summer, Bear Mountain State Park is stepping up its efforts to be green by going blue. The Blue Bag Program is a pilot volunteer program to make recycling more convenient for …… https://www.ptny.org/news-and-media/you-gotta-have-friends/2016/07/going-green-going-blue

*NSynchronous

For many New Yorkers, a fond summer memory from childhood is chasing and catching fireflies (aka lightning bugs). Spotting the Synchronous Firefly (Photinus carolinus), is a special treat, and one you can now catch at Allegany State Park.
As their name suggests, Synchronous Fireflies flash in unison to communicate with each other. Males flash 8 to 10 times all in unison, then they stop for 10-15 seconds depending o…… https://www.ptny.org/news-and-media/you-gotta-have-friends/2016/07/synchronous-fireflies

Cool off at a State Park this Summer

As the summer heat intensifies, going for a swim can be the perfect way to cool off! New York State Parks offer many options for swimming from gorgeous lakes to relaxing beaches to pristine pools. For individuals who do not know how to swim, select New Yo…
As the summer heat intensifies, going for a swim can be the perfect way to cool off! New York State Parks offer many options for swimming from gorgeous lakes to relaxing beaches t…… https://www.ptny.org/news-and-media/you-gotta-have-friends/2016/07/cool-state-park-summer

Stonewall Inn Named State Historic Site

Recognized as an international symbol for the fight for LGBT equality, the Stonewall Inn in Manhattan's Greenwich Village is now a New York State Historic Site and a National Historic Monument.
In June 1969, a NYC police raid on the Stonewall Inn sparked several days of riots and demonstrations inside the Greenwich Village bar and Christopher Park, located across the str…… https://www.ptny.org/news-and-media/you-gotta-have-friends/2016/07/stonewall-inn-named-state-historic-site

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