PhotoPlus Expo Exhibitors to Launch New Products, Host Interactive Events in NYC Oct 20-22

October 18, 2016
PhotoPlus Expo

PhotoPlus Expo at Javits Center offers an opportunity to hear from accomplished photographers © 2016 Karen Rubin/

NEW YORK — Dozens of new cameras, lenses, software, and accessories, will make their debut at the annual PhotoPlus Conference + Expo taking place at the Javits Convention Center in New York City Oct. 19 (with a test drive event) and continuing Oct. 20-22.

PhotoPlus Conference + Expo is a fantastic venue to check out camera gear and learn techniques for upcoming travel adventures.

PhotoPlus is the largest photography Expo in North America, attracting hundreds of leading manufacturers and more than 24,000 attendees from around the world. In addition to new products, attendees will be able to participate in special booth events hosted by exhibitors throughout the Expo including free lectures from world renowned photographers, live product demonstrations, and hundreds of giveaways including a new Canon 5D Mark IV DSLR at the booth #134. Many exhibitors will preview their new products at the annual Test Drive event on Wednesday evening, October 19th before the show officially opens the next day. Test Drive is a great way for attendees to see what’s new before thousands descend on the Jacob Javits Center for the official start of the Expo. Anyone interested in seeing the latest in imaging technologies needs to attend PhotoPlus Expo.

“The number of new products and services being exhibited at this year’s PhotoPlus Expo is very exciting to see, for both attendees and as an industry,” explains Lauren Wendle, vice president/publisher of the Photo+ Group. “And the special events occurring at exhibitor booths throughout the show make PhotoPlus more than an Expo. It is really an interactive experience that gives attendees an opportunity to not only touch and try the latest imaging technology but to listen and learn from some of the most respected creative professionals in the industry. The best part is the entire experience can be attained with a single Expo pass.”

This list of exhibitors represents only a small sampling of new products, services, special booth events, and giveaways attendees can expect to see during PhotoPlus Expo. For a complete list of exhibitors and products, visit the complete list of exhibitors at PhotoPlus Expo 2016.

Bay Photo – (Booth #544)

Bay Photo Wood Boxes are the perfect to way to stylishly deliver prints to your clients with a naturally elegant presentation. Images can be printed or engraved directly onto the box, and choose from Photographic Prints or MetalPrints to include as contents inside the box, with or without a Bamboo Display Stand. Stop by their booth and check them out for yourself. – (Booth #134)

If you are going to PhotoPlus Expo, you must head over to the booth of online camera gear rental giant They will be giving away a brand new Canon 5D Mark IV DSLR at PhotoPlus Expo this year in their booth right next to Canon. They are also giving away runner-up prizes: a brand new DJI Osmo 4K camera and a $300 BorrowLenses gift certificate. You do not have to be present to win (drawing by email) but you must be present to enter so head over to booth #134 during expo hours to enter for a chance to win – plus grab some free souvenirs.

Broncolor – (Booth #355)

The new Broncolor RFS 2.2 Transceiver facilitates HS in the Siros L and Move flash systems. It offers the user a bright illuminated LCD screen clearly indicating all settings. It is compatible with all Broncolor power packs or monolights equipped with an RFS 2 or 2.1 interface.

Digital Silver Imaging – (Booth #173)

New55 PN Instant 4×5 Black & White Positive-Negative Film is making its PhotoPlus Expo debut. New55 Film Project CEO, Sam Hiser will be in the Digital Silver Imaging booth 173 on Friday, 10/21 to show this new product and answer questions about this ground breaking positive-negative INSTANT 4×5 film and their Kickstarter campaign for New55 COLOR, an instant 4×5 color print film. New55 PN is a black and white 4×5 instant positive-negative sheet film that produces an instant negative and a positive print; it works with the famous 545 series of holders (545, 545i and 545 Pro).  A limited number of boxes will be available for sale at a special PhotoPlus price.

DxO – (Booth #545)

DxO and professional photographers Daniel Berry and Eric Hu will take you on a Photo Walk across New York City. Come with your iPhone or iPad, and they will provide you with a DxO ONE—the only miniaturized professional quality camera. Don’t miss this opportunity to try out the DxO ONE for free and learn from the experience of two talented photographers – Sarah Lee and Camilla Ferrari, who will be at the DxO booth on the following dates and times.

Dates and Time:

Fri, October 21, 2016

2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Register for free

Sat, October 22, 2016

1:30 PM – 3:00 PM

Register for free

FLM Canada (Booth #564)

FLM is proud to announce its ultra-compact and ultra-strong new tripod, the CP-Travel. Featuring 10 layers of carbon fiber tubing, a redesigned apex, and new leg locks and shims, the CP-Travel promises to set a new standard in quality and stability. Weighing 2.8 pounds using 5 leg sections, the CP-Travel will hold up to 22 pounds of camera gear and fold down to 15 inches. It will be available in stores in December 2016.

Fotodiox Pro – (Booth #873)

Joining Fotodiox’s family of FlapJack LED Edgelights – product leaders in portability, versatility, and affordability – is the all-new FlapJack 1×1 LED Edgelight. Shoot with the FlapJack’s signature soft glow in a 1 foot-by-1 foot form factor that’s easier than ever to store, stack and transport. The FlapJack 1×1 offers the same power as the FlapJack Studio (but in half the size), is fully dimmable and provides full control over color temperature. Perfect for both studio and location shooting, the FlapJack 1×1 can operate off the included AC adapter, the included pair of NP-F style batteries, or the built-in mount for an optional V-Lock battery.

FotoMasters Ltd. – (Booth #237)

The Mirror Me Booth is a unique photo-generating product offering the latest technology in interactive picture taking. The full-length mirror offers a sleek design and a user-friendly interface, communicating with guests through a touch screen of colorful animations and an entertaining voice guidance. The Mirror Me Booth combines modern technology with traditional photo booth fun. As guests walk up to the mirror, colorful animations and a voice guidance invite them to experience the magic of the interactive Mirror Me Booth.

With a customizable Workflow and Layout Builder, you can choose from a wide array of features to include in the interactive photo-taking experience. Choose to include gesture guidance, voice guidance, animated sayings displayed on the mirror, touch screen neon photo signing, an interactive “Screaming Contest”, and a colorful photo countdown. FotoMaster includes many pre-made Workflows as part of the software as well. These pre-made sequences include animations and features that flow perfectly.

Fundy Software – (Booth #449)

Fundy Software, creator of Fundy Designer, the only template free, full suite of design solutions for the professional photographer, announced new sales tools in Fundy Designer v7, designed to help professionals easily add or expand studio sales of printed albums and more, both in person and remotely via Skype or Google +. Fundy Software’s goal is to make Fundy Designer v7 the most profitable software available for professional photographers. The new features in v7 enable all photographers, whether their doing in-person sales or just hearing the buzz, with a quick and simple solution to help build consistently high sales.

Show Special:  30% off your purchase + a free year of Design Proofer ($96 value) with purchase of Album Builder or Gallery Designer.

GigaPan (OmegaBrandess) – (Booth #460)

The new GigaPan EPIC Pro V provides horizontal rotation and vertical panning continuously while the camera is in the video recording mode. Plus, it provides the ability to pan on two axes, enabling diagonal movement in fluid motion with speed control. You set the start and finish positions and the duration of the movement. In motion time lapse mode you select the beginning and ending positions, the duration of the time-lapse, and the number of images you would like to shoot. This also lets you move on two axes.

Grip&Shoot – (Booth #473)

The G&S CAGE is the newest product that complements their flagship design. Attach your GRIP&SHOOT to create the ultimate media recording machine. The CAGE now allows your GRIP&SHOOT to holster Microphones, Flashes, Top Handles, Monitors, Camera Arms, and anything else that can be connected via ¼”-20 or Cold-Shoe method. It’s Universal to hold any phone or case (up to 3.5” wide) and still wirelessly connects to your device so you have full control without having to touch your screen. Hand-Held, Tripod Mounted, Remote Control; the CAGE does it all.

G-Technology – (Booth #245)

G-DRIVE slim SSD USB-C delivers super fast SSD performance and speedy 10 Gb/s USB-C (USB 3.1 Gen 2) interface connection for lightning fast transfers of your precious videos, photos, music and more. It’s easy to set up and bus-powered, so there’s no need to carry an external AC power supply. Toss it in your bag and you’re good to go with storage and backup wherever you need to be. Available in space gray and silver, the portable G-DRIVE slim SSD USB-C is the perfect companion for your MacBook.

Hahnemuhle – (Booth #437)

Hahnemühle announces Elegant Portfolio Boxes with a refined linen for high quality presentation and storing of fine art prints. The black portfolio box is produced from acid-free, archival materials according to the requirements of the “Photographic Activity Test”. The fine textured cover material consists of 100 % cotton. These limited editions include 50 sheets of FineArt Inkjet paper in A3+. Choose between Photo Rag® 308FineArt Baryta and FineArt Baryta Satin. Every box comes with 50 acid-free interleaf sheets to protect your fine art prints from scratches and abrasion, as well as three Certificate of Authenticitywith holograms and one pair of Hahnemühle gloves.

Hasselblad Bron Inc. – (Booth #355)

Hasselblad is proud to announce the X1D ‘4116 edition’. Weighing less than half that of a conventional digital medium format camera. It’s ergonomic and compact, making it a trusted partner and ideal travel companion. The X1D ‘4116 edition’ is a 50MP special all-black version that includes an extended warranty, XCD 45mm lens, shoulder strap, and leather hand strap.

XCD 30mm lens

The XCD lenses are part of a new family of dedicated Hasselblad auto focus lenses, developed to support optical quality and portability, offering a wide range of shutter speeds and full flash synchronization up to 1/2000 sec.

HumanEyes Technologies – (Booth #855)

The Vuze virtual reality camera was created by HumanEyes Technologies, a veteran in 3D and animated content creation, display and processing and a pioneer of the lenticular printing solutions for the Graphic Arts industry. Vuze camera is the world’s first high quality, high resolution 3D 360 virtual reality camera with an integrated Studio featuring super-simple automatic VR movie production. Now everyone without a Hollywood budget or technical expertise can create unforgettable experiences to relive and share from every angle, over and over.

PhotoPlus Expo attendees can receive a 15% discount if they order a complete Vuze kit before by October 31, 2016.  The kit includes the Vuze 3D 360 Camera, VR Headset, Vuze Mini Tripod, Vuze app and Vuze Studio.

Innova Art – (Booth #1148)

Innova Art announces “Editions”, a new luxury-class range of archival quality, fine art inkjet papers.  The company will debut six new papers Photo Plus Expo including Fabriano Printmaking Rag, a soft grain paper mimicking renowned European etching papers; Fabriano Artistico Watercolour Rag, a cold press paper for output worthy to hang with history’s great works of art; Photo Cotton Rag, the smoothest fine art paper offered by Innova; Etching Cotton Ragembodies the excellence of modern machine made etching papers; andExhibition Cotton Gloss and Photo Baryta, which rival darkroom papers of the past.

Innova is also one of the paper companies participating in the Power of Print pavilion featuring Canon printers. Attendees can visit the pavilion and have one of their images printed on “Editions” paper.

LaCie – (Booth #464)

The LaCie Rugged USB-C marries Rugged durability with high-tech USB-C connectivity. The result is a vault for your data that’s compatible with next-gen computers like the Apple Macbook, as well as USB computers.

Manfrotto – (Booth #555)

Manfrotto Distribution is pleased to debut the following products in the U.S. at PhotoPlus Expo 2016: Manfrotto Be free Live- the most compact & lightweight travel video kit designed to support CSCs and DSLRs; the new XPRO Monopod+ family for Photo & Video; several new bags including the Pro Light Reloader-55 Roller & 3N1 Backpacks; Advanced Backpack and Shoulder bag for CSCs; Street Backpack, Shoulder bag and Messenger for CSCs & the Lifestyle Windsor Collection; Gitzo Systematic Tripods & Monopods; plus Generation X – travel and studio lighting from Bowens.

OP/TECH USA – (Booth #566)

OP/TECH USA is introducing several exciting new products at PhotoPlus Expo this year. Their URBAN SLING™ is perfect for navigating through crowds with its quick-adjust system and offers the security of cut-resistant cable.

The GIMME GRIP STRAP™ is an ideal hand strap which offers a full range of movement for use with smaller mirrrorless cameras and full-sized D-SLRs. Simply attach it to your camera and quick-release plate and you’re good-to-go. For protecting midsize cameras there are new sizes of their SOFT POUCH–BODY COVER and SOFT POUCH–D-SERIES camera pouches. And finally, their new SOFT POUCH–E-Z CLOSE with magnetic closures offers compact storage in several sizes.

Panono – (Booth #1156)

The Panono Camera is the highest resolution 360° camera on the market. From marketing to journalism, from construction to insurance, from tourism to real estate – Panono lets you create high-quality 360° and VR content for business applications. As a fully integrated 360° photo solution for professionals, Panono offers 108 MP panorama shots (16K x 8K equirectangular), High Definition Range (HDR) imaging, automated stitching and cloud-based services for image delivery and storage.

SKB Cases (Booth #759)

Visit Booth #759 to see SKB Cases and Think Tank Photo co-branded line of Flyer Series Cases designed around SKB’s indestructible waterproof iSeries hardshell cases with premium interiors designed by Think Tank Photo.

These exclusive interiors boast durable, fully customizable divider options for camera/video equipment and accessories, robust lid organizers, a wrap-around hard case cover with shoulder strap, a unique zippered pull-out divider case, and a backpack specifically designed to fit the SKB rolling carry-on case (3i-2011-7B). Flyer Series Cases are available in four popular sizes, two carry-on sized options ideal for DSLR or Mirrorless cameras, a rolling carry-on size, and a checkable case for larger video gear.

Sound Shark Audio – (Booth #956)

Sound Shark allows video production houses and wedding videographers to capture audio from greater distances than a shotgun microphone and with greater directionality. It also allows dialogue to be captured without having to mic up the speaker.

Sound Shark Audio is the consumer products division of Klover Products, Inc. the leading supplier of professional parabolic microphones in the U.S. Our broadcast products are used every week for capturing on-field sound at college and professional sporting events. Sound Shark makes this same technology available to all videographers.

Stop by booth 956 for a demonstration and a special discount.

Spider Holster – (Booth #1151)

The SpiderLight Camera Holster is the perfect companion for anyone that wants an easy draw-from-the-hip solution to take their camera anywhere. Designed by Spider Holster specifically for mirrorless cameras and small DSLRs, this new camera holster is lightweight, durable and extremely versatile. Hit the street or the trail… it’s your camera, on the go!

The SpiderLight Backpacker allows you to holster your camera onto any backpack strap or messenger bag strap. The ergonomic design works with your body’s natural contours, so go ahead and take that long hike!

Tamron – (Booth #818)

Tamron’s new SP 150–600mm Di VC USD G2 ultra telephoto lens features upgraded optical performance and a new VC system for handheld shooting with remarkable definition. The G2 lens provides better resolution from corner to corner and is optimized for use with today’s higher pixel-density cameras. Faster AF speed, three VC modes, new Flex Zoom Lock, plus Arca-Swiss type removable tripod mount, fluorine coating, Tap-In Console compatibility, and two optional teleconverters round out the new SP 150-600mm G2. Rebuilt from the ground up to meet Tamron’s strict quality standards and design specifications, the new Tamron SP 150-600mm G2 combines smart engineering and high-performance with quality craftsmanship, durability and user-friendliness.

At the Tamron booth, attendees will have the opportunity to test out Tamron’s primes and fast zooms in our live portrait studio. After shooting, attendee receives a free gift. Tamron is offering great exclusive show rebates (valid on top of nation mail-in rebates and instant savings) for select lenses purchased at the show from an exhibiting authorized Tamron dealer. Purchasers get a free t-shirt with purchase. Attendees can bring their Tamron lens to their Clean & Check center for a 4-point expert inspection and cleaning. Any lens that requires out of warranty service will be repaired at a 15% discount in 3 business days.

Tether Tools – (Booth #1127)

The Case Air Wireless Tethering System connects and transfers images instantly from your camera to a phone, tablet or computer. Case Air lets you control advanced camera settings including focus points, exposure settings, bracketing, time-lapse, HDR, and more. View your images on a larger screen to check critical focus and composition, or use Live View or movie mode for real-time capture to share and collaborate as you create. Pre-order’s available at

Tether Tools will also host a number of world-class photographers at their booth during the show.  A complete schedule is listed here and make sure you find time to stop by and learn all you can.

Thursday, October 20th at 2:00 p.m.

John Keatley – Workflow with Clients

Friday, October 21st at 2:30 p.m.

Peter Hurley – Getting it Right in Camera

Saturday, October 22nd at 2:30 p.m.

Lindsay Adler – Collaborating on Fashion Shoots

Think Tank Photo / MindShift Gear – (Booth #1029)

MindShift Gear’s new TrailScape backpack balances outdoor photographers’ desire to have access to their essential photo gear while maintaining a slim and compact profile. The TrailScape fits a complete camera system, including a 70-200mm f/2.8 attached with hood in the shooting position. With its multiple lash points, photographers can carry extra gear, such as a light jacket and lunch. Its laptop and tablet slots allow them to use this as their “go to” backpack while in transit. Additional features include a dedicated quick access smartphone/sunglasses pocket, a tripod/monopod/hiking pole mounting system, and two large water bottle pockets with cinch cord.

WhiteWall Lab – (Booth #140)

WhiteWall lab has truly revolutionized the print process with its new ultraHD Photo Print, taking photo prints to the next level in terms of sharpness. Thanks to innovative exposure techniques and technology, WhiteWall has managed to achieve twice the resolution of conventionally developed pictures. Regardless of whether a photo is taken with a medium format camera or a smartphone, the ultraHD Photo Print lives up to its name, producing the highest possible amount of sharpness. These incredibly sharp results are created by solid state laser exposure working in perfect harmony with more efficient developing and drying processes.

To make the photo paper as even as possible, it is climatized in a special room with constant humidity and stable temperature. This helps minimize laser beam dispersal, resulting in razor sharp prints. Proprietary software is used to optimize the color intensity and sharpness of image files.  For those looking for the ultimate in image sharpness, the ultraHD Photo Print Under Acrylic Glass is an exciting option. ultraHD Photo Prints are available with ¾-inch or 1.5-inch acrylic glass to accentuate the image’s depth and vibrant colors.

Yuneec USA – (Booth #255)

Breeze is the flying camera designed with you in mind. Capture aerial photos and video of your daily adventures effortlessly – and do it in stunning 4K Ultra High Definition with the option of 13 megapixel stills. Both convenient and compact, Breeze is controlled by your iOS or Android device with the Breeze Cam app and weighs just under 1 pound. Take selfies, adjust camera settings or use one of its five automated flight modes all from the convenience of your smart device. Once you’ve captured the perfect shot, share it instantly to your favorite social media outlets directly from the app.

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Keystone Mountain Resort Expands Family-Friendly Programming

October 16, 2016
Keystone Mountain Resort

The famous snow fort that is part of Kidtopia at Keystone Mountain Resort, Colorado © 2016 Karen Rubin/

Keystone Resort, one of the easiest major resorts to reach from Denver International Airport, one of the few major resorts that offers night skiing, as well as combined access to Arapahoe Basin with its lift ticket, is famous for its family-oriented Kidtopia programs.

Keystone Resort offers a wide variety of comfortable and family-friendly lodging options, from affordable hotel rooms to welcoming, family-sized condominiums. Plus, an unmatched Kids Ski Free program, free daily events, and unique offerings and special events perfectly complement the more than 3,000 acres of skiing and snowboarding terrain.

Here are some of the many things to look forward to this winter at Keystone, one of the Vail Resorts (and included on Vail Resorts’ Epic Pass, details at

Keystone’s Kids Ski Free Program Turns 5
Keystone has long been the place where kids rule, and this year the resort’s unmatched Kids Ski Free program turns 5 (which just so happens to be the same age that kids can officially become a part of this awesome program). With more than 100,000free kids’ lift tickets provided to families since the inception of the program in 2012, there is a whole lot to celebrate as Kids Ski Free enters its fifth year. This year guests can look forward to free Kidtopia events and parties, including a special weekly birthday bash with Ripperoo, plus free skiing of course! Every day, all season long kids 12 and younger ski for free at Keystone with no blackout dates when parents book just two or more nights in one of Keystone’s numerous accommodation options, which span from affordable hotel rooms to family-sized condominiums. When it comes to family, no one does it better than Keystone!

Keystone’s Mountain House is Base Camp for Families
Having served as the original base area when Keystone’s founders, Max and Edna Dercum, first brought their family to the resort, this winter the Mountain House base area is ready to welcome a new generation of ski families to Keystone. Centrally located, the Mountain House base area offers an oasis for ski families and the perfect base camp for any ski day, offering smaller crowds, free and convenient family parking and an updated family restaurant concept. Plus, with free preferred parking just for families at Mountain House, it’s easy to get from the lots to the lifts, providing direct access to the resort’s family ski and ride zone, The Schoolyard. Families can also take advantage of conveniently located lift tickets, rentals and Camp Keystone – the resort’s kid-centric Ski and Ride School experience, where interactive displays, game-aided learning and a 24-foot slide that propels kids into their adventure on the snow will have little rippers begging to go back to “school.” When you’re ready to hang up the skis and boards for the day, relax fireside or continue the fun with Kidtopia activities that take place twice-a-week at Mountain House during Sunday’s Ice Cream Birthday party with Ripperoo and Wednesday’s Giant Snowball Launch.

NEW Kidtopia Mountaintop Spectacular – Dec. 16-18, 2016
Keystone’s Kidtopia continues to redefine the family resort experience with free activities and events on and off the snow every day of the week starting Friday, Nov. 25. This winter Keystone presents the inaugural Kidtopia Mountaintop Spectacular, a weekend of festive on-mountain fun for the entire family. This free event will showcase a variety of activities and Kidtopia programs that make the resort a top destination for families, including nightly firework displays, a torchlight ski parade led by Keystone’s Ski & Ride School, and a mountaintop celebration where guests can enjoy free snow tubing, snowcat photo opportunities, live music, hot cocoa and fireside stories with Santa. Kidtopia will animate the mountaintop with Bigfoot adventure walks and a ski patrol-dog meet and greet, plus a special lighting ceremony of the world’s largest Snow Fort to create an unforgettable weekend.

The Kidtopia Experience March 5-11, 2017
With the addition of the Kidtopia Mountaintop Spectacular, this winter season is bookended by two awesome Kidtopia events as the Kidtopia Experience returns for an extended week-long celebration. Start your family spring break early and be a part of all the kid-centric festivities and live outdoor music at the Kidtopia Experience, March 5-11.

Behind-the-Scenes Chocolate Tours with Keystone’s Very Own “Willy Wonka”
Keystone Resort’s executive pastry chef Ned Archibald welcomes guests for a unique behind-the-scenes glimpse into his world of decadent desserts and chocolate making at the resort. Take a break from the slopes one morning to experience these can’t-miss tours designed for kids (and parents), and meet the man himself, tour his chef’s workshop and make delicious treats of your own to take home. No golden ticket required; these Chocolate Tours are free to attend. Offered on select dates throughout the season. Schedule TBD.

On-Mountain Family Adventures, Minus the Skis and Boards

Keystone Mountain Resort

Adventure Point, just steps away from the Kidtopia Snow Fort, features up to eight lanes of high-speed tubing action for kids and kids at heart. © 2016 Karen Rubin/

With Keystone’s enclosed River Run Gondola, mountaintop adventures like snowcat tours, snow tubing and fondue dinners are accessible to the whole family regardless of skiing ability. The Mountaintop Snowcat Tour is a must-do family activity that provides an exclusive glimpse of Keystone’s high-alpine bowls, where breathtaking views of the Continental Divide and surrounding mountain ranges await. Adventure Point, just steps away from the Kidtopia Snow Fort, features up to eight lanes of high-speed tubing action for kids and kids at heart. To cap off an evening of mountaintop adventure, guests can enjoy two gondola rides en route to Keystone’s North Peak, where Der Fondue Chessel offers an exciting and interactive dining experience for the whole family, complete with accordion-wielding musicians in lederhosen, all at 11,640-feet elevation.

Experience the Mountain Together with a Family Private Lesson
Whether your family is new to skiing and snowboarding or you’re seasoned snow veterans, those looking to develop new skills, improve technique or explore the mountain like never before can enjoy the Keystone Ski & Ride School’s Family Private Lesson together. Taking advantage of shared on-snow time, bonding is just an added bonus to these specially designed lessons. Private lessons can be reserved for up to six family members (or friends) of similar ability, and with instructors who specialize in working with the whole family you can rest assured that everyone’s ski and snowboard needs will be met on the snow.A family private lesson at Keystone is the perfect way to create memories together and take your shared passion to the next level, so this new product is a can’t-miss for snow-loving families.

Keystone Resort’s more than 3,000 acres of skiable terrain, average of 300 days of sun a year, convenient lodging and variety of on- and off-snow activities all combine to provide the ideal location for winter vacations. As one of the closest ski resorts to Denver, Keystone is the ultimate family resort destination. Convenient touches like free parking, including front-row family parking, and complimentary red wagons to help parents tote gear and kiddos to and from the slopes help make a winter family visit to Keystone easy and hassle-free. For more information visit


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2016 Gold Coast Int’l Film Festival Spotlights Hollywood’s Best With Special Events, Nov 9-15

October 15, 2016
Filmmaker Morgan Spurlock at 2015 Gold Coast International Film

Filmmaker Morgan Spurlock shows off his charm after receiving the 2015 Gold Coast International Film Festival’s Artist of Distinction in Film award. © 2016 Karen Rubin/

The 2016 Gold Coast International Film Festival announces an exciting slate of films for this year’s Festival taking place November 9 – 15, 2016 in venues throughout the north shore of Long Island, and once again – everyone’s invited to join us in an exciting week of films, parties, filmmaker Q&As, and glamour!

The Festival kicks off with a special sneak peek screening of Burn Your Maps, starring Jacob Tremblay (Room) and Academy Award nominee Vera Farmiga  to be held on November 10, 2016 at Soundview Cinema in Port Washington.  On November 12, also at Soundview Cinemas, GCIFF will host the Long Island premiere of Bang! The Bert Berns Story, a documentary narrated by Steven Van Zandt about the life and career of Bert Berns, the renowned 1960s songwriter/producer whose hits include “Twist and Shout”, “Piece of My Heart”, “Hang on Sloopy” and many more. A Q&A with Directors Brett Berns (Bert Berns’ son) and Bob Sarles will follow the screening and Brett Berns will accept an Artist of Distinction Award from the Gold Coast Arts Center on behalf of his late father.  Other standout films include the Long Island premiere of French movie-star Isabelle Huppert’s new film Things to Come, direct from the Toronto International Film Festival, Harry Benson: Shoot First, followed by a  Q&A with the legendary photographer himself and On the Map, the incredible story of how the 1977 Maccabee Tel-Aviv basketball team toppled the four-time defending Soviet team and put Israeli basketball firmly on the map. Director Dani Menkin and basketball star Tal Brody will be in attendance for a Q&A.

The sixth anniversary of the not-for-profit Festival will feature over 60 films and dozens of filmmakers at screenings and events in venues throughout the Town of North Hempstead region, including Soundview Cinemas in Port Washington, the Bow Tie Cinemas in Great Neck/Port Washington/ Manhasset/ Roslyn, the Gold Coast Arts Center in Great Neck and the campus of LIU Post. Films this year showcase Hollywood’s best actors including Gabriel Byrne, Nathan Lane, Frank Langella, Melissa Leo, James Franco, Christina Applegate, Billy Crudup, Catherine Deneuve, Vera Farmiga, Jacob Trembly, Geoffrey Rush, Sam Neil, Isabelle Huppert, Alex Karpovsky, Rachel Brosnahan and many more industry stars. Award-winning feature films from the world’s most prestigious festivals (Cannes, Toronto, Sundance, Tribeca, Hamptons) will be screened, plus over 25 incredible short films, with Q&As with visiting shorts filmmakers.

Filmmakers and special guests scheduled to attend include: renowned photographer Harry Benson, Matthew Miele (Harry Benson: Shoot First), Lawrence Smith (Mad Riot Entertainment), Dani Menkin (On the Map), Scott Rosenbaum (Sidemen: Long Road to Glory), Scott Sharrard, touring guitarist and musical director for The Gregg Allman Band, basketball superstar Tal Brody, Kate Keckler Dandel (Gold Balls), Brett Berns and Bob Sarles (Bang! The Bert Berns Story), Charlene Fiske (The Founders), Ferne Pearlstein (The Last Laugh), Amir Kishon, son of renowned Israeli satirist Ephraim Kishon, legendary Hollywood agent, Budd Burton Moss, plus many more.

New York filmmakers will be highlighted at this year’s Festival in New York Spotlight program, a free event on the campus of LIU Post on Thursday November 10 at 11:30am that features short films by local filmmakers or about local subject matter. Lawrence Smith (Mad Riot Entertainment) and David Paterson (The Great Gilly Hopkins, Bridge to Terabithia) will lead a panel of many of the filmmakers screening their films during the program. Local filmmakers in attendance include Dale Arroyo, Gordon Grinberg, Neil Holland, Ramfis Myrthil, David Schneiderman and Max Stossel.

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Gold Coast International Film Festival

Over the past six years, the festival has brought the latest Hollywood hits and Indie favorites to standing room only audiences throughout the fabled Gold Coast of Long Island. Add A-list celebrities and unforgettable events to the mix and it’s easy to see why GCIFF has become the “go to” Festival for film buffs and the public (it is also the last major film festival on the East Coast before Awards season). The Festival is produced by the not-for-profit Gold Coast Arts Center.

Previous honorees and special guests of the festival and the Gold Coast Arts Center include film industry VIPs Francis Ford Coppola, Hugh Grant, Baz Luhrmann, Brian Dennehy, Paul Sorvino, Ed Burns, Bruce Dern, Isabella Rossellini, Lou Diamond Phillips, Morgan Spurlock, Eli Wallach, Gabriel Byrne, Bill Plympton, Phil Donahue, Phylicia Rashaad, Joan Allen, Jay McInerney and Michael Cuesta, as well as composer Morton Gould, artists James Rosenquist, Oleg Cassini, Edwina Sandys and Bob Gruen, comedian Susie Essman, Broadway stars Kelli O’Hara, Melissa Errico and Savion Glover, and 4-time Oscar winner for production and costume design Catherine Martin.

Sponsors and partners of this year’s GCIFF include founding partners the Town of North Hempstead and Douglas Elliman Real Estate, longstanding major partners LIU Post and Nassau County IDA as well as Neiman Marcus Roosevelt Field, Deluxe Entertainment Services Group, AARP Long Island,  A.L. Sarroff Fund, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP, The Katz Institute for Women’s Health at Northwell Health, LVR Rental, Samar Hospitality, The Andrew Hotel, Stella Artois, The Amsterdam at Harborside, Metropolitan Commercial Bank, Biener Audi, Jet Blue, WLIW21, Altice, New York Women in Film & Television, Anton Publications, Blank Slate Media, CareConnect, Edelman Financial Services LLC, LOLA of Great Neck and many others.


AFTER THE STORM – Long Island Premiere

An affectionate, shrewdly observed drama of family life from Japan’s celebrated master, Kore-eda Hirokazu. Dwelling on his past glory as a prize-winning author, Ryota wastes the money he makes as a private detective on gambling and can barely pay child support. After the death of his father, his aging mother and beautiful ex-wife seem to be moving on with their lives. Renewing contact with his initially distrustful family, Ryota struggles to take back control of his existence and to find a lasting place in the life of his young son – until a stormy summer night offers them a chance to truly bond again. “A classic Japanese family drama of gentle persuasion and staggering simplicity from Kore-eda Hirokazu.” – Deborah Young, Hollywood Reporter

OFFICIAL SELECTION – Cannes Film Festival, Toronto Int’l Film Festival

Saturday Nov. 12 at 2pm at Manhasset Bow Tie Cinema

BANG! THE BERT BERNS STORY – Long Island Premiere

Music meets the Mob in this biographical documentary, narrated by Steven Van Zandt, about the life and career of Bert Berns, the most important songwriter and record producer from the sixties that you never heard of. His hits include “Twist and Shout”, “Hang On Sloopy”, “Here Comes The Night” and “Piece Of My Heart.” He helped launch the careers of Van Morrison and Neil Diamond and produced some of the greatest soul music ever made. Filmmaker Brett Berns brings his late father’s story to the screen with interviews with those who knew him best and rare performance footage. Included in the film are interviews with Ronald Isley, Ben E. King, Solomon Burke, Van Morrison and Paul McCartney. OFFICIAL SELECTION – SXSW, Seattle Int’l Film Festival.

Q&A following the film with Directors Brett Berns (Bert Berns’ son) and Bob Sarles.

Sponsored by AARP Long Island

Saturday Nov. 12 at 7:30pm at Soundview Cinema (Port Washington)



God exists. He lives in Brussels annd he’s nothing short of a bastard.  He spends his day intentionally making people miserable, tapping out rules on his his outdated DOS computer and fiddling with his train set. Wonderful French comedienne Yolande Moreau is his mild wife and of course everyone knows about his son, JC. But did you know he also has a daughter? Her name is Ea and she’s 10 years old and wants to change things. One day she rebels against her father, hacks his computer, and texts everyone in the world the date they will die. Then she escapes to Earth, where she recruits six Apostles for a Brand New Testament. Laugh-out-loud funny, this eagerly awaited project from Jaco Van Dormael (Toto the Hero) mixes religious satire and ironic fantasy to salutary effect. No longer in thrall to God’s all-seeing eye, the general populace feels free to act on their basest instincts and hidden desires. For the legendary Catherine Deneuve, that means going to bed with a gorilla. This madcap fantasy is a peppy, original and (importantly) very sweet story with a moral.  NOMINATED- Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film; OFFICIAL SELECTION – Cannes Int’l Film Festival

Friday Nov. 11 at 9pm at Roslyn Bow Tie Cinema


BURN COUNTRY – Long Island Premiere
Featuring Academy Award winner Melissa Leo and James Franco.  Dominic Rails is Osman, a former “fixer” for journalists in Afghanistan who finds asylum in a small California town. Promised a job as a crime reporter for the local paper, and a home with his best friend’s mother, the town sheriff (Leo), Osman is ready to settle in. But when the job falls through, Osman finds himself restless and looking for action. His attempts to get to know the area lead him to develop friendships with an elusive local actress, Sandra (Rachel Brosnahan) and a charming local troublemaker Lindsay (Franco). But, when a dead body turns up and Lindsay goes missing, Osman returns to his former investigative instincts and explores the possible evil lurking just beneath the surface of his new home’s darkness. WINNER – Tribeca Film Festival Best Actor (US Narrative Feature); NOMINATED – Tribeca Film Festival Best US Narrative Feature

Sponsored by Edelman Financial Services LLC

Saturday Nov. 12 at 4:30pm at Soundview Cinema (Port Washington)



In this charming and moving adventure story, an eight-year-old boy (Jacob Tremblay, Room) becomes convinced that he actually hails from the steppes of Mongolia, leading his troubled parents (Academy Award nominee Vera Farmiga and Martin Csokas) to undertake an incredible family voyage. Based on a short story by Robyn Joy Leff, this auspicious directorial turn from Jordan Roberts, the co-writer of Big Hero 6, is filled with drama, humor, universal truths, and Mongolian goats. Lots of them.OFFICIAL SELECTION – Toronto International Film Festival, Hamptons International Film Festival

Sponsored by Eileen Sarroff

Thursday Nov. 10 at 7:30pm at Soundview Cinema (Port Washington)



Meet legendary Hollywood talent agent, author, and producer Budd Burton Moss for an in-depth discussion and multi-media presentation on his extraordinary life, career and friends, including Sidney Poitier, Marilyn Monroe, Rita Hayworth, Larry King and many more.

Having grown up in Hollywood where his father, Louis B. Moss, was a Film Editor at Fox and his uncle, Sam Zimbalist, produced Ben Hur, Quo Vatis, and Mugambo at MGM, Budd Burton Moss’ life had an extraordinary beginning. Starting out with acting ambitions and then transitioning to a talent agent, Moss found himself in the company of countless Golden Age stars such as Clark Gable, Marilyn Monroe, Betty Grable, Tyrone Power, Spencer Tracy, Katherine Hepburn, and Sidney Poitier (who was Best Man at his wedding) to name a few. Through the years, Moss represented the likes of Mia Farrow, Bette Davis, Robert Vaughn, Tom Bosley, Elizabeth Montgomery, John James (Dynasty) Cliff Robertson, and most importantly, Rita Hayworth with whom he became close friends until the end of her life. Budd will also discuss his marriage to actress, Ruth Roman (Strangers on a Train) and his friend, Larry King, who also wrote the forward to his recently new book, “Hollywood: Sometimes the Reality Is Better Than The Dream” which will be available for purchase.

This conversation will be moderated by Raj Tawney of Cinema Arts in Huntington

Nov. 10 at 11:00am at the Amsterdam at Harborside

Geoffrey Rush, Sam Neill and Paul Schneider star in this haunting family drama, a powerful reimagining of Ibsen’s play ‘The Wild Duck.’ Retaining all the devastating power of the original play, Stone’s strikingly cinematic feature debut transposes the story into a rural Australian setting. Henry (Rush) is closing down the mill that has been the logging township’s life-blood for generations, whilst planning a lavish wedding with his much younger fiancée. His estranged son Christian (Schneider) returns home after an absence of many years to find his father distant and preoccupied, and his old best friend Oliver newly unemployed due to the factory closure. Reuniting with Oliver, Christian is forced to examine the state of his own life, but examinations reveal long buried, shocking secrets that affect not just himself. Canny, intuitive performances from the stellar cast, which includes Sam Neill as Oliver’s father, are illuminated by Andrew Commis’ cinematography, which also captures the isolation and beauty of the suitably foreboding landscape. NOMINATED – Hamptons Int’l Film Festival Golden Starfish Award; OFFICIAL SELECTION – Toronto Int’l Film Festival

Sponsored by AARP Long Island

Sunday Nov. 13 at 5:00pm at Soundview Cinema (Port Washington)



When school is closed, the Gold Coast International Film Festival is OPEN! See great short films specially selected for a family audience and participate in fun hands-on movie-themed art activities. Includes free lunch courtesy of Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza. All ages are welcome!

This is NOT a drop-off program.  Every child must be accompanied by an adult (no more than 4 children per adult)

Friday Nov. 11 at 12 – 3pm at Gold Coast Arts Center (Great Neck)


FOLK HERO & FUNNY GUY – Long Island Premiere

Recently dumped by his fiancée and with a stagnating standup routine, aspiring comedian-slash-copywriter Paul (Alex Karpovsky) is stuck. The manager of the club where he performs suggests he take some time off to update his comedy material, and in waltzes his childhood friend Jason Black (Wyatt Russell), an acclaimed folk-rock musician about to embark on a solo acoustic tour of the east coast. Jason suggests Paul needs to get his mojo back—and he should start by opening for Jason on tour. They set off on the road together, picking up a new act (folk singer Bryn, played by Meredith Hagner) on the way. But when Jason reveals an ulterior motive behind the tour, rifts are exposed in their otherwise affable camaraderie. Folk Hero & Funny Guy is a music-infused spin on the road-trip buddy comedy. NOMINATED – Tribeca Film Festival Best US Narrative Feature

Q&A following the film.

Saturday Nov. 12 at 8:30pm at Soundview Cinema (Port Washington)


THE FOUNDERS – New York Premiere

Battling the sexism and stereotypes made sturdy in the 1950s, thirteen women founded the Ladies Pro Golf Association (LPGA). Rare archival footage, historical re-enactments and current-day interviews with surviving founders and leading players present an underdog story never before seen. Despite competing against one another on the greens, these pioneers worked together to keep their dreams of professional golf careers alive. From child prodigy fame to Olympian status, each member left a sports world legacy that lives on today.

Q&A following the film with Director Charlene Fisk

Sunday Nov. 13 at 2:00pm at Soundview Cinema (Port Washington)



Director Francesco Carrozzini creates an intimate portrait of his mother, Franca Sozzani, the legendary editor-in-chief of Italian Vogue. From the ridiculous to the sublime, her astonishing but often controversial magazine covers have not only broken the rules but also set the high bar for fashion, art and commerce over the past 25 years. From the legendary “Black Issue” and the “Plastic Surgery issue” Sozzani remains deeply committed to exploring subject matter off limits to most in order to shake up the status quo and occasionally redefine the concept of beauty.

OFFICIAL SELECTION – Venice Film Festival, Hamptons Int’l Film Festival

Sponsored by Neiman Marcus Roosevelt Field

Saturday Nov. 12 at 5:30pm at Soundview Cinema (Port Washington)


GOLD BALLS – New York Premiere

Kate Dandel’s quirky and charming feature-length documentary debut inspires the average athlete in all of us while offering unique insight into the lives of several elite tennis athletes—who just happen to be over age 80. Over the course of one championship season, the film follows several players competing for the ‘gold ball’ trophy awarded to National Champions in tennis. Characters include a former Big 10- basketball coach, a retired litigator, an aging comedian, and the founder of “Black Tennis Magazine.” As we witness the routines of these creaky warriors, we are reminded that sometimes just getting to the courts is half the battle. But after the first serve, we forget that most of these competitors retired from their careers 30 years prior and we realize they’re driven by the same motivations and concerns as athletes a quarter of their age. A film to inspire viewers of every age to reset what we think about ‘old age’ and whom we consider champions.

Q& A following the film with Director/Producer Kate Keckler Dandel

Sponsored by USTA Eastern Long Island

Saturday Nov. 12 at 5:00pm at Manhasset Bow Tie Cinema



The Gold Coast International Film Festival continues its commitment to short film excellence, sharing some of the best new short films with our audience. We are proud to host a number of New York, Long Island, and World premieres, featuring up-and-coming filmmakers and festival winners. Keep an eye out for some of these at the Academy Awards.

You’ll see comedy, romance, drama, animation, thrillers, sci-fi, and much more. We’ve got films from around the world, spectacular student films, and films directed by and featuring stars from today’s hit TV shows and movies. You’re sure to laugh, be moved, fall in love, and discover some great new talent. In addition, there will be Q&As with actors and filmmakers at our shorts screenings, and there may even be some surprise appearances!

Thursday Nov. 10 at 3:00pm (Port Washington Library).

Saturday Nov. 12 at 2:00pm (Soundview Cinema -Port Washington).



Academy Award-winning writer and director Preston Sturges delivers a hilarious satire on the American penchant for hero worship in this quick-witted comedy classic. Nominated in 1945 for an Academy Award for best screenplay and selected for preservation in the National Film Registry.  Starring Eddie Bracken, Ella Raines and William Demarest.

Friday Nov. 11 at 1:30pm at Great Neck Bow Tie Squire Cinema



What we know today about many famous musicians, politicians, and actresses is due to the famous work of Harry Benson. Initially, he captured vibrant and intimate photos of the most famous band in history; The Beatles. His extensive portfolio grew to include iconic photos of Muhammad Ali, Michael Jackson, and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. His wide-ranging work has appeared in publications including Life,Vanity Fair and The New Yorker. Benson, now 86, is still taking photos and has no intentions of stopping. Featuring interviews with Sharon Stone, Alec Baldwin, Donald Trump, Dan Rather, James L. Brooks, Henry Kissinger, Ralph Lauren, Joe Namath and more. Harry Benson: Shoot First is as vital as the photographer himself and his subjects, a thrillingly energetic trip in unforgettable images.

Q&A following the film with Harry Benson and the film’s Director, Matthew Miele

Sponsored by Neiman Marcus Roosevelt Field

Sunday Nov. 13 at 6:30pm at Great Neck Bow Tie Squire Cinema



This award-winning film tells the inspiring story of Joe Feingold, a 91-year-old Polish Holocaust survivor who donates his violin of 70 years to a local instrument drive, changing the lives of both a 12-year-old schoolgirl from the nation’s poorest congressional district, and unexpectedly, his own. NOMINATED – Tribeca Film Festival Best Documentary Short Film


Wednesday Nov. 9 at 8:00pm at Hillwood Recital Hall, LIU Post

Q&A following the film with Brianna Perez and Kokoe Tanaka-Suwan, the student and teacher featured in the film.

The event will also include a performance of music inspired by the film by the LIU Post String Ensemble with invited high school guest musicians, conducted by Professor Maureen Hynes.

Sponsored by the Tilles Center for the Performing Arts at LIU Post


Tuesday Nov. 15 at 11:30am at Great Neck Bow Tie Squire Cinema

Q&A following the film with Joe Feingold

Sponsored by The Amsterdam at Harborside


THE LAST LAUGH – Long Island Premiere

Is the Holocaust funny? Director Ferne Pearlstein (Sumo East and West, Imelda) doesn’t shy away from the taboo topic of humor, delving deep into pop-culture to find out where to draw the line, and whether that is a desirable—or even possible—goal.

The Last Laugh pairs clips from films, performances, and interviews with top comedians and prominent Jewish leaders (including Mel Brooks, Sarah Silverman, Joan Rivers, Louis C.K., Chris Rock, Abraham Foxman, and Shalom Auslander) with an intimate portrait of Auschwitz survivor Renee Firestone, and rare archival footage of cabarets in concentration camps. From this wealth of material, Pearlstein weaves together a complete and thoughtful exploration into the question of what is and is not off-limits in comedy. The answers are as diverse as the subjects she interviews. There is no consensus on which jokes work and which don’t, and the film doesn’t take a stance; instead, it invites you to think, to laugh, and to remember, all the while keeping its levity. OFFICIAL SELECTION – Tribeca Int’l Film Festival, Hot Docs Int’l Film Festival

Q&A following the film with Director Ferne Pearlstein and Producer Robert Edwards

Sunday Nov. 13 at 3:00pm at Great Neck Bow Tie Squire Cinema



Back by popular demand! From Academy Award® winning director Roger Ross Williams, this deeply inspirational is the story of Owen Suskind, a young man who was unable to speak as a child until he and his family discover a unique way of communicating – through the world of classic Disney animated movies. He learned about empathy, love, loss and brotherhood with the help of Jafar, Simba, Ariel and many other characters. This emotional coming of age story follows Owen as he graduates towards adulthood and takes his first steps towards independence. A testament to the power of art and a shining example of what it can do. WINNER Sundance Film Festival Best Director (US Documentary) and recipient of  several film festival Audience Awards, you will be glad to get to know Owen and his family in this deeply moving and entertaining film.

Sunday Nov. 13 at 2:30pm at Soundview Cinema (Port Washington)


MISS SHARON JONES! – Long Island Premiere

Two-time Academy Award winner Barbara Kopple shines a powerful, inspiring and entertaining spotlight on the legendary R&B queen Sharon Jones, one of the most fiery and talented performers working today whose wonder is a force to behold both on and off stage. Hailed as a modern-day female James Brown, n 2014, on the eve of the band launching a new album and as she prepares for her most important tour, she comes face-to-face with the most difficult adversity of her life: a diagnosis with cancer hat brings her career to a stand still. Follow this tour de force over the course of an eventful year as she struggles to hold her band The Dap Kings together while battling her diagnosis with an unstoppable determination. Filled with incredible performances, laughs, tears and plenty of inspiration. OFFICIAL SELECTION – Tribeca Int’l Film Festival, DOC NYC, SXSW

Q&A following the film with distinguished experts from Northwell Health

Sponsored by The Katz Institute for Women’s Health at Northwell Health

Sunday Nov. 13 at 5:30pm at Soundview Cinema (Port Washington)



Aging actor Lester (Gabriel Byrne) has lost his way. In this often humorous, yet warmly poignant story, love and friendship, jealousy and re-discovery, career, family, and friends (Nathan Lane, Frances Conroy) intertwine as Lester navigates the perplexing realities facing so many of us as we pursue dreams and dignity. A film about hanging out, hanging in, and hanging on.

Friday Nov. 11 at 8:00pm at Bow Tie Port Washington Cinema



Come see some of the best films and filmmakers representing our region in a special program highlighting these up-and-coming and established filmmakers.  Screening will be followed by a Q&A panel with several of the filmmakers plus Lawrence Smith, of Mad Riot Entertainment, an Executive Producer of GCIFF’s Special Presentation “Burn Your Maps” and David Paterson, screenwriter of Lionsgate’s new release “The Great Gilly Hopkins”, Disney’s “The Bridge to Terabithia” and more. This is a program for filmmakers, aspiring filmmakers and audiences who just love film and learning about all the behind-the-scenes details of how to take a film from script to screen.

This is a FREE event but you must reserve tickets.

Thursday Nov. 10 at 11:30am at Gold Coast Cinema, Hillwood Common



Within the storied walls of The New York Times, a team of writers is entrusted with reflecting upon the lives of luminaries, icons, and world leaders of our day. Often hours before newspaper hits doorstep—and the world’s eyes devour words marking the end of a momentous life–endless detail is gathered and impossible choices must be made. Vanessa Gould’s fascinating documentary, Obit, introduces us to the unseen women and men responsible for crafting the unequaled obituaries of the NYT. As we’re taken through their painstaking process of digging through years of accomplishments, we learn about the particular pressures that accompany a career spent trying to elegantly and respectfully shape the story of a life for an audience of millions. From notorious politicians and beloved musicians to unknown personalities who have advanced the worlds of science, literature, and sports, the obit writers are in the unique and often unenviable position of spotlighting individuals whose impact and influence is near impossible to measure.OFFICIAL SELECTION – Tribeca Int’l Film Festival, Hot Docs Int’l Film Festival

Saturday Nov. 12 at 2:00pm at Soundview Cinema (Port Washington)



On the Map, a fast-moving, emotional, and awe-inspiring documentary, recounts the story of how the 1977 Maccabee Tel-Aviv basketball team that no one thought could win toppled the four-time defending Soviet team and put Israeli basketball firmly on the map. Featuring interviews with the Jewish-American athletes who made history, combined with the pulse-pounding action of a high-stakes game with an incendiary political situation at the height of the Cold War, director Dani Menkin delivers a film that honors Israeli heroes, mesmerizes fans of the game and captures the spirit of a nation triumphant and victorious against all odds.

Q& A following the film with Director Dani Menkin and basketball star Tal Brody

Monday Nov. 14 at 7:30pm at Great Neck Squire Bow Tie Cinema



Golden Globe winner and Oscar nominee for Best Foreign Language Film (1972) The Policeman is an Israeli cinematic classic. This good-hearted, bittersweet comedy features Shaike Ophir (in what is considered one of his finest performances) as Azulai, a policeman in Jaffa, who is beloved by everyone who knows him — his police colleagues and the criminals on his beat. But he is also completely ineffectual at law enforcement. His superiors want to send him to early retirement, but he would like to stay on the force, and the criminals of Jaffa don’t want to see him leave either. Directed by legendary satirist Ephraim Kishon.

Q&A following the film with Dr. Amir Kishon, son of Ephraim Kishon and Director at Kishon Cultural Estate

Sunday Nov. 13 at 12:00pm at Great Neck Squire Bow Tie Cinema



Academy Award nominated Iranian director Asghar Farhadi’s latest film is a simmering drama steeped in intellect and nuance that premiered at Cannes in 2016, taking home the awards for Best Actor and Best Screenplay. The film follows young couple Emad (Shahab Hosseini) and Rana (Taraneh Alidoosti), who are forced to find a new apartment in Tehran. While fate seems to finally smile on them, in the form of a recently vacant apartment owned by their acting buddy, an incident linked to the previous tenant of their new home dramatically changes the couple’s life.Set against the lead up to the production of Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman, the film draws a “Hitchcockian” web around the anger, fear and moral anxiety that stem from the young couple after the seemingly isolated incident.  WINNER – Cannes Film Festival Best Screenplay & Best Actor; NOMINATED – Cannes Film Festival Palme D’Or; OFFICIAL SELECTION  – Toronto Int’l Film Festival, Hamptons Int’l Film Festival

Thursday Nov. 10 at 7:30pm at Great Neck Squire Bow Tie Cinema


SIDEMEN: LONG ROAD TO GLORY – Long Island Premiere

An intimate look at the lives and legacies of three of the last Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf sidemen – piano player Pinetop Perkins, drummer Willie ‘Big Eyes’ Smith and guitarist Hubert Sumlin. This rousing film captures some of the last interviews and their final live performances together, before their deaths in 2011. These historic live shows are accompanied by performances and personal insights from many of the blues and rock stars these legendary sidemen inspired including; Bonnie Raitt, Gregg Allman, Derek Trucks, Shemekia Copeland, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Joe Perry, Joe Bonamassa and Johnny Winter who offer heartfelt accounts of how these three legendary sidemen helped shape rock ‘n roll. Narrated by Marc Maron WINNER – Nashville Film Festival Special Jury Prize; OFFICIAL SELECTION – SXSW

Q&A following the film with Director Scott Rosenbaum and Scott Sharrard, touring guitarist and Musical Director for The Gregg Allman Band

Tuesday Nov. 15 at 7:30pm at Soundview Cinema (Port Washington)



Winner of multiple film festival audience awards! If 18-year old musician Sonita had a say in things, Michael Jackson would be her father and Rihanna her mother, but for the time being, her only fans are the other teenage girls living with her in a Tehran shelter. There, Sonita, a refugee from Afghanistan, gets counseling for the traumas she has suffered and guidance in shaping her future. But her family only sees that her future as a bride worth $9,000. How can Sonita still succeed in making her dreams come true – especially when women aren’t allowed to sing in Iran? WINNER – Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award

Friday Nov. 11 at 7:00pm at Roslyn Bow Tie Cinema


THINGS TO COME – Long Island Premiere

Isabelle Huppert shines in this subtle drama, a clever and loving tale of loves lost, renewed, and regained told with a sharp wit and austere eye. Nathalie (Huppert) teaches philosophy at a high school in Paris, is passionate about her job and enjoys passing on the pleasure of thinking.  But one day her husband announces he is leaving her for another woman and with freedom thrust upon her, Nathalie must reinvent her life. WINNER- Berlin International Film Festival Best Director; OFFICIAL SELECTION – Toronto Int’l Film Festival, New York Film Festival

Saturday Nov. 12 at 8:30pm at Manhasset Bow Tie Cinema



Long Island Premiere

Meet Tajikistan’s answer to the Jackson family. Nearly 80, Allo “Papa” Alaev rules his celebrated Bukharian folk music clan with an iron tambourine. Beginning with his unilateral decision to emigrate to Israel, the gifted musician micro-manages nearly every aspect of their lives, both on stage and off. From every meal made in his kitchen to what instrument each member will play, the patriarch accepts nothing less than total commitment and obedience. Every child and grandchild lives in their single-family house in Tel Aviv. All but one, that is. His only daughter, Ada, chose her own way in life, a sin her father will not forgive. As generations clash over new musical directions, competing personal interests and Papa’s advancing age, the family show must go on—but who will lead the band? Set to a blazing tribal soundtrack, drama and drumbeats sing out from every entertaining exchange in this grand family affair.

Q&A following the film with Director Noam Pinchas

Tuesday Nov. 15 at 7:30pm at Great Neck Squire Bow Tie Cinema



Come celebrate up-and-coming young filmmakers (grades K-12). We’ll screen the winning short films from over 100 submissions in from our 2nd annual Young Filmmakers Program, plus have working filmmakers on hand to answer questions for all young filmmakers and filmmakers-to-be. This is a FREE event but you must reserve tickets in advance.

Sunday Nov. 13 at 12pm at Soundview Cinema (Port Washington)


YOUTH IN OREGON – Long Island Premiere

In this comedy-drama, 82-year-old curmudgeon Raymond (Frank Langella) tells his family that he has made arrangements to be euthanized in Oregon. His daughter Kate (Christina Applegate) is determined to stop him. But it’s Kate’s husband Brian (Billy Crudup) who gets the unlucky task of driving his father-in-law from NY to Oregon and convincing him that he really doesn’t want to die. The problem: Brian hates Raymond. And with Raymond’s not-entirely-welcome wife (Mary Kay Place) tagging along for the journey, it’s just in-laws and the open road for the next 3000 miles.

Monday Nov. 14 at 7:30pm at Soundview Cinema (Port Washington)

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The Best of CA Highway 1: Must-See Spots in Cayucos by The Sea

October 8, 2016

Check out the Historic Cass House and Historical Museum in Cayucos along the Highway 1 Discovery Route, Photo Credit Lindsey Hahn. (PRNewsFoto/California Highway 1 Discovery)

A Beachcomber’s Paradise, A Foodie’s Nirvana, And A Vacationer’s Dream Come True; With a Rich History, Cayucos Features a White Sandy Beach, a Fishing Pier, Tide Pools, Hiking, Biking and Horseback Riding Trails, Plus Enter To Win A Must See Getaway To The Coolest California Beach Town

SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY, Calif.– Roam around the Coolest California Beach Town! Take the plunge into the classic beach town of Cayucos along the iconic CA Highway 1 Discovery Route in Coastal San Luis Obispo County midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles. Enjoy miles of pet-friendly beach, surfing, kayaking, strolling the historic pier and getting up close and personal with sea life (think adorable sea otters). With plenty of family-owned restaurants, wineries and local artisan goods, there’s so much for you to enjoy, especially on a fall, mid-week getaway to Cayucos.

Voted “the coolest small town in America” in 2009, Cayucos by the Sea is a surprising gem of a town that appears like magic out of the misty fog. Cayucos is truly an authentic California beach town with a long stretch of white sandy beach, sun more often than fog, a free public fishing pier, an historic saloon, and a quaint old-fashioned main street. Television personality Huell Howser selected Cayucos for an episode of his show, California’s Gold, and filmed most of it strolling up the center of Ocean Avenue, marveling at its un-crowded yet ultra-desirable qualities.

Win a Must-See Cayucos Getaway 
Immerse yourself in Cayucos by entering to win the Must-See Getaway Contest. It’s easy. Just fill out this form and you could be selected to win two night lodging at one of the town’s quaint hotels, wine tasting at Cayucos Cellars, dining and a private kayak tour for two.

Must-See Cayucos by the Sea – As Close To Perfection As You Can Get

Unscathed by the big developers, the population of Cayucos is about 3,000. Despite its small size, Cayucos has an eating establishment to meet everyone’s palate, from a chowder house to five-star dining. You’ll also find fabulous antique stores, surf shops with handcrafted boards, and locally owned gift stores. For children, there are three play areas designed just for them including, picnic tables, barbecues, and a paid lifeguard during the summer. There’s even a fresh water swimming pool in the summer near Hardie Park and two lighted tennis courts, located a short walk away from the pier. Grownups looking for a bit of “spice” will find that “in spades” if you’ll forgive the pun, at The Old Cayucos Tavern, a historic bar with card-playing rooms, pool tables, dancing, and some of the best live music around. Check out this video to see all there is to do in the cool seaside town or visit For more information on the California Highway 1 Discovery Route, visit


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Cruisewatch: Why You Should Book a Cruise Five Weeks Before it Sets Sail

October 8, 2016

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HANNOVER, Germany — A study by, a next-generation cruise search engine with an innovative decision support system, finds prices for cruise sailings are cheapest five weeks before setting sail.

Have you ever experienced checking cruise prices and finding they are high and then upon checking again later prices have decreased? The biggest factor you should consider in saving money is to determine the right moment when to book a cruise, says Based on an elaborate study that considered more than 25,000 cruise sailings, cruise prices drop the lowest five weeks before departure, according to

The best discounts, they say, can be found in the weeks prior to sailing, with average reductions of 4 percent for interior and ocean-view cabins. But that is just the average. Not fully sold sailings can be discounted up to 40 percent.

“If you’re flexible regarding the cruise sailing, ship, or departure date, you can save big money by booking short term. But you can only choose between the last unsold rooms. If you are keen to get a special category, especially a suite, you should book your cruise early,” explains Nina Stumpe, a cruise enthusiast and cofounder of

Prices get more dynamic short term; more expensive cabins have less or no price reductions

“Cruiseline’s prices are steered mainly during the last 100 days before departure. During this ‘hot phase,’ the biggest price decreases take place, especially for interior and ocean-view cabins. Interestingly the balcony staterooms, which are more expensive, are reduced less, and suites don’t get any discounts,” Stumpe says.

The search engine is offering a free price drop monitoring website that utilizes big data and machine learning to help customers find the perfect time to book their cruise. Users can get notified automatically when prices are reduced or when good deals are coming up. Even a price forecast is included on the webpage.

“Cruise lines invest massive amounts of resources into revenue optimization. We are leveling the playing field and offering consumers up-to-date technology to make the right decisions,” says the cofounder. According to our claim right time, right cruise right price.

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October is Plan a Cruise Month, CLIA Shares Top Reasons to Cruise

October 8, 2016
“Cruise travelers know that cruising offers a chance to completely customize your vacation and create the trip of your dreams,” said Cindy D’Aoust, president and CEO, CLIA. “The benefits of cruise travel over land-based travel are exponential and the cruise industry is excited to share them with travelers in honor of Plan a Cruise Month.”

Five benefits of cruise-based travel versus land-based travel:

o    Convenient Cruising: The cruise industry is constantly expanding availability of ports, both domestically and internationally, meaning travelers have never had so much access to a cruise ship with many of them are within driving distance of major cities. Cruising internationally also offers travelers a less intimidating chance to sample different destinations while negating anxieties about dealing with foreign airports, hotels and transportation. Cruising gives travelers the chance to see, do and experience great things from all over the world, packing as little or as much into their trip as they’d like, but their suitcase only needs to be unpacked once.

o    A Cruise for Every Traveler: A cruise vacation affords travelers a chance to create a trip that is completely customized to their tastes and preferences. Whether a traveler hopes to indulge in a luxe massage every morning or check out a spin class, a cruise can be tailored to every kind of traveler. From yoga classes for kids to craft beer tastings for adults, travelers of all ages don’t need to worry about being bored onboard.

o    Diverse Destinations: Both ocean and river cruising allow travelers to see exotic and unique destinations. Ocean cruisers can look forward to distant voyages around the globe and river cruises offer a chance to sail more intimate spaces.  Whether traveling by ocean or river, cruises offer the chance to visit far ends of the Earth all in one single trip.

o    Experts at the Ready: A certified cruise travel agent help travelers partake in a nearly hands-free vacation planning experience while also lending an ear for questions once onboard. Agents can help travelers maximize their dollars, tailor activities to each guest’s preference, and help scout out the best excursions, among other things.

o    Best Return of Experience: Cruising offers travelers a window to the world within their vacation budget. Instead of having to worry about travel, hotel, transportation, meals and entertainment costs, many cruisers pay one flat fee and travelers are able to enjoy paradise.

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Sweets, Treats and Freaks! It’s Halloween in London

October 8, 2016

From the gruesome, to the spook-tacular, this year’s Halloween celebrations in London, the city of Jack the Ripper, are set to be the most haunted yet. There’s something for everyone, so get ready for some wickedly wild events.

Frightening Family Favourites 
Let your inner thrill-seeker come out from the dark this All Hallow’s Eve, and hop on board the fastest boat in London. The Thames Rockets will take you on a fifty minute hair-raising blast through the capital, with a spooky skipper guiding you down the River in the dark of the night for their Thames Thriller experience. If you prefer to stay firmly on land, then head down to the boo-tiful Hampton Court Palace, for a gruesome ghost tour of the regal residence. Experience the eerie atmosphere of the palace, as you dare to be led through its grounds in the dark. Visit the Home of Halloween, the London Dungeon for their multi-sensory Witch Hunter show. Discover 1,000 years of London’s dark history in nineteen shows, featuring some of the greatest villains and rogues, two thrilling rides and plenty of startling surprises. Try to get some sleep at the end of the day at Chelsea FC’s Stamford Bridge, which will play host to a spine-chilling sleepover, so pack the sleeping bag and discuss ghoulies and ghosties by torch, before spending the night at the iconic venue.

Eat, Drink, and be Scary: All Hallow’s Eve in Style
Who said that frightening fare doesn’t taste good? Enjoy a bewitching, Halloween-themed afternoon tea in the stylish setting of London’s Hilton on Park Lane, with a wicked selection of freshly prepared sandwiches and delicacies. Hold your nerve at a private viewing of psychological horror film, The Shining at One Aldwych’s luxurious screening room. Replace popcorn with a glass of chilled champagne and enjoy a three-course meal at Indigo restaurant. At the Booking Office Bar and Restaurant, live jazz will entertain guests, as they toast the 150th anniversary of Madame Clicquot’s death. Dressed in Victorian gothic attire, soak up the surroundings and celebrate champagne’s most emblematic woman. For a formal occasion with a difference, visit the Museum of London Docklands for a sit-down, candle lit dinner and expert talk, before embarking on a haunted ghost tour around the building to walk off your meal.

Paint the Town Dead: Adult Friendly Celebrations
After the trick-or-treating is over for another year, let the celebrations continue and treat yourself to some creepy cocktails at The Roof Gardens. A selection of spine-tingling drinks, live music and a fired-up barbeque make this set to be a glamorously ghoulish affair. Dance the night away at an exclusive boat party aboard The Golden Star. Fashion your scariest Halloween costume, soak up London’s iconic skyline and let the DJ cast a spell on you. The National Gallery will be hosting a special Halloween late, celebrating the darker side of their latest collection. While your face is painted with sinister shades to the background of macabre folk music, visit the pop-up bars around the gallery, and explore how paintings have been inspired by tales of darkness. Let Dirty Martini help you celebrate late into the witching hour as they throw their biggest Halloween party yet. Head down early to enjoy a half-price happy hour, and dance the night away to some scary hits. Lastly, Primo Bar at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge will be given a spooky makeover for its infamous Screamo Halloween party, complete with scary performances, a fancy dress contest, live music and DJ’s on the decks until late.

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Story of Mad Butcher & Severed Heads Reenacted During Halloween Weekends at West Virginia’s ACE Adventure Resort

October 6, 2016
Nightmare in the Gorge Haunted Trail is the grand finale of a fun-laden season at ACE Adventure Resort on 1,500 acres in West Virginia’s southern hills.

Nightmare in the Gorge Haunted Trail is the grand finale of a fun-laden season at ACE Adventure Resort on 1,500 acres in West Virginia’s southern hills.

NEW RIVER GORGE, WV – How much fear fun can you handle when forests become primeval, distressed ghouls linger in the thickets and overall, for four late October nights, the hair on the back of everyone’s neck will rise?

Nightmare in the Gorge Haunted Trail is the grand finale of a fun-laden season at ACE Adventure Resort on 1,500 acres in West Virginia’s southern hills. Here Nightmare in the Gorge Haunted Hike takes place from 7:30 p.m. to 11:45 p.m. Oct. 21 and 22 and again on Oct. 28 and 29, 2016. To participate, the per person rate is $13 for adults and $10 for youth. Visitors can combine the walk with a Night Sky Zip Line Tour and the rate is $99 for adults, $89 for youth. Add a 5K Zombie Run on Oct. 22 only at $129 for adults and $119 for youth.

And over these two weekends the resort’s cabins can be rented for half price.

The resort comes by its haunting naturally, locals say. There’s an old story from 1960’s about a mad butcher and a number of murders that occurred in the area. The mad butcher, never convicted, has been in and out of mental institutions, while rumors of dismembered heads stayed put. The murders were never solved.

ACE Adventure Resort’s ( designer of fear is Chris Colin, who also stages the resort’s annual music festival. He explained that this year the haunted trail plays off the mad butcher story with a butcher shop with a hillbilly kitchen, a maze through a hillbilly workshop garage, a haunted house – or two – and the introduction of new fear-inspiring characters to the scene.

“We had 1,500 people over four days last year,” Colin said. “We expect to double that number this year.”

The nighttime zip line, a year-round staple, is enhanced by spooky qualities in deference to the season. West Virginia’s New River Gorge becomes a blur as shadows lengthen and people begin to soar like bats through the treetops and moving shadows. Senses leap into overdrive over seven zips and a sky bridge that keeps participants enthralled for over two hours. Adventurers must be 13 years or older and weigh at least 100 pounds (but not over 200).

The 5KM Zombie Run on the first weekend works like flag football. The runners, laden with flags, have to keep their flags away from the aggressive zombies. If they lose their flags, they become zombies too.

Fall colors at ACE Adventure Resort peak mid to late October depending on the weather. However, the protected depths of the New River Gorge can keep colors longer than usual along the river bottom. Prime foliage viewing is best from secluded overlooks which include the Endless Wall Trail, named the best national park hike in the United States by the readers of USA Today. ACE’s popular New River Bridge Catwalk Tour that takes adventurers under the longest single arch bridge in the western hemisphere spans 1.5 miles on a 24-inch wide catwalk (with railings). The fall colors can be truly spectacular with the right timing (this can be coupled with a raft trip).

Most of the activities that have made ACE Adventure Resort a #1 Outfitter in West Virginia continue through fall as well: zip liningmountain bikingdisc golfstand up paddle boarding and rock climbing. The adjacent 70,000-acre New River Gorge National River is an option for miles of wilderness exploring afoot and on horseback or fat tire bike. Guests may also enjoy world class fishing on the New River for small mouth bass. Conditions for rock climbing and mountain biking are usually optimal this time of year.

ACE Adventure Resort is the East Coast’s largest mountain hideaway exclusively focused on world-class whitewater rafting along with guided adventures, outdoor sports and activities, lodging, camping and other amenities. The nearby New River Gorge National River is affectionately known as the “Grand Canyon of the East” and features rafting from April to October. The New and Gauley Rivers combined offer over 100 miles of rapids all within 30 minutes of the resort. Both rivers are administered by the National Park Service.  ACE’s passion since 1980 has been to create vacations wrapped around these rivers and other outdoor adventures so that guests can experience “a world of adventure in one place.” The 1,500 acres here encompass both forest and a 5-acre lake plus a series of ponds, a mining-era ghost town and spectacular cliffs for rock climbing, waterfalls and overlooks.

For more information and to make trip and lodging reservations, please telephone (800) 787-3982 or email Visit the website at

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Tip Spoke Expands Free Service Showcasing Fun Things to Do, Insider Tips to 60 US Metro Areas

September 30, 2016
Boston links travelers to fun things to do in Boston and 59 other metro areas © 2016 Karen Rubin/

SUDBURY, Mass.– has expanded its reach, enabling people to easily find fun things to do in over 60 major U.S. metro areas. Their mission is to focus on helping people and families find fun things to do to enrich their lives. The team brings together a wide range of experience to deliver Awesome Tips Worth Sharing™. is designed to be easy to navigate, so people can spend less time searching and more time having fun.

Site visitors will find that the site is clearly divided into categories, such as: Fun Things to Do Locally, Travel Tips, and Fun Things to Do at Home – including Arts & Crafts, Family Games &  Activities, Science Experiments, Magic Tricks, Jokes for Kids, Riddles & Brainteasers for Kids, Online Activities, and Food & Dining Activities. not only focuses on covering popular destinations, but also many that are off the beaten path. For example, someone looking for an activity in Boston would find a hand-picked list of over 100 things to do in and around the Greater Boston area. The insider tips can help people have more fun while saving a lot of time and money.

Tip Spoke partners with bloggers and topical experts, who have awesome tips to share, giving them visibility to Tip Spoke’s website and newsletter readership.

Stacey Sao, the CEO of Tip Spoke, is a Villanova grad who launched the successful Boston-area website in 2001, and launched the first version of in 2015 with just a handful of tips focused on online activities.

“This next version of, expanded to over 60 metro areas, is an amazing free resource to help people have more fun. We’re excited to be partnering with bloggers and other websites who have expertise in specific areas to get the best content to our readers,” she said.

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Tickets Now Available for the 2017 New York Times Travel Show

September 30, 2016

Pauline Frommer, travel expert and radio host, will be on hand at the 2017 New York Times Travel Show to deliver her popular talk on where to go © 2016 Karen Rubin/

Annual Event to Showcase Latest in Global Travel Trends January 27-29, 2017

Registration is now open for the 2017 New York Times Travel Show, the largest and longest-running trade and consumer travel show in North America. The event will take place from Friday, Jan. 27 to Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. Tickets are available

“Welcome to the World” is the theme for this year’s Travel Show, where industry experts and travel enthusiasts come together to share the latest travel news, trends and inspiration for the year ahead. The Travel Show features more than 525 exhibitors from around the world and is expected to draw more than 30,000 attendees.

Highlights of the 2017 New York Times Travel Show

Travel for the Mind, Body and Soul – For a second year, the 2017 Travel Show will feature a Wellness Travel Pavilion, including a Best Life Stage, Get Fit Zone, and various booths. Each day, the pavilion will host and showcase leading experts in the wellness travel industry, including hotels, resorts, spas and other organizations.

Family First – New for 2017 is The Family Travel Pavilion featuring exhibit booth space, a Presentation stage and a kids demonstration area. The pavilion will showcase leading players in the Family travel space, including lodges, resorts, destinations, cruise lines and dude ranches. The New York Times Travel Show is proud to announce the Family Travel Association is an Industry Sponsor of the inaugural Family Travel Pavilion at the 2017 Show.

Trade Day – The first day of the Travel Show on Friday, Jan. 27 is reserved exclusively for travel industry professionals and members of the media. The day will include expert seminars, which will inform travel professionals of the latest industry products and services, destination information and consumer trends.

New Seminars – Saturday, Jan. 28, and Sunday, Jan. 29 will be open to all attendees and feature various cultural presentations and performances, food demonstrations, and one-on-one conversations with travel experts and influencers on topics such as global travel tips for women and LGBT travel.  The 2017 show will also feature new seminar topics such as Travel Destinations and Tips for the Active Aging Traveler, The Sharing Economy:  Exchanging, Swapping & Rentals and Beyond the Selfie:  Creating Ethical Travel in Today’s World among many others.

Featured speakers will include:

  • Pauline Frommer, travel expert and radio host
  • Peter Greenberg, author and CBS News travel editor
  • Julia Dimon, adventure travel writer, blogger, and TV personality
  • Patricia Schultz, travel writer
  • Rudy Maxa, travel journalist, creator of Rudy Maxa’s World with the Careys travel radio show
  • Robert and Mary Carey, co-hosts, Rudy Maxa’s World with the Careys
  • Johnny Jet and Chris McGinnis, travel experts

Industry Sponsors include: Adventure Cycling Association, Adventure Travel Trade Association, Africa Travel Association, American Society of Travel Agents, Association for the Promotion of Tourism to Africa, Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association, Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association Education Foundation, Caribbean Tourism Organization, Cruise Lines International Association, Cruise Planners: An American Express Company, Destination Wedding & Honeymoon Specialists Association, Family Travel Association, International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association, Millennials in Travel, National Association of Railroad Passengers, New York State Tourism (I Love New York), Pacific Asia Travel Association, Professional Travel Bloggers Association, Society of American Travel Writers, United States Tour Operators Association and Well-Being Travel.

Go Nomad, Healthy Aging Magazine, ManAboutWorld, Off Metro, Passport, travAlliancemedia, Travel to Wellness, Travel Market Report, Wander Magazine and WVVH-TV serve as media sponsors.

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