We welcome your partnership as we work together to showcase New York's unparalleled history. As New York State begins its phased reopening, we would like to announce that this year's annual June Path Through History Weekend (PTHW), currently scheduled for June 20-21, will be a virtual event, starting on June 15 and running through July 4. This format will allow for participation from our entire historic community, regardless of reopening status, while promoting additional engagement through its extended timeframe. Currently, the virtual event format only applies to our Spring weekend; registration for the Fall weekend events remains open.
Please choose from a form below to submit an event if it meets the following criteria:
- The event should have a historical component beyond simply being featured at a historical site.
- Attendees should expect to have a safe, fun, interesting and / or educational experience. For June 15 – July 4 At Home events, these could include experiences such as facetime-live events, podcasts, zoom classes, video tours, video concerts, video lectures, and online-classes.
- Fall PTH Weekend events must be held at sites / locations that are publicly accessible and legally operated according to all NYS and local tax, health, safety, zoning and other codes, laws and regulations.
- For both the Spring and Fall events, examples of events excluded from Path Through History events listings include: retail sales events; dinners, galas, benefit sales (like tag and bake sales) and other events geared primarily toward fundraising, without a prominent educational/historical component; semester-long classes; trade shows; and individual events within an already listed event.
While an event may connect with multiple Path Through History themes, please select the one theme that is most strongly related. You may request additional themes in the "Comments" box at the bottom of the form.
After clicking the appropriate "Submit Event" at the bottom of the form, your event will be reviewed to make sure that it meets the criteria and contains all the necessary information. NYS Division of Tourism reserves the right to deny any event deemed inappropriate or inapplicable.
Path Through History Weekends
New York State has designated annual Path Through History Weekends to promote the state’s rich and fascinating history. Historical and cultural attractions across the state hold hundreds of special events that are promoted by I Love New York and the Division of Tourism. The 2020 Spring Path Through History Weekend At Home will take place June 15 to July 4, and the 2020 Fall Path Through History Weekend will take place Columbus Day Weekend (October 10-12).
For our Spring Virtual Event: If your organization’s virtual event is held during this time frame that connects with New York history, we encourage you to register your event below by clicking on the “Submit My Spring Event” link below. This link will bring you to a fillable Google document to complete.
If your organization is holding an event during the Fall Path Through History weekend time frame that connects with New York history, we encourage you to register your event below. Please be sure to select "Yes" on the form for "Path Through History Weekend Event.
In an effort to track attendance and engagement with the Path Through History Weekends, we are asking each host organization to share their post-event attendance counts with I Love NY. After the completion of the June 15 - July 4 and Columbus Day events, I LOVE NY and the New York State Division of Tourism will communicate with each event host individually to collect this valuable data. We thank everyone in advance for your assistance in helping us demonstrate the value of these weekend events!
Please choose the form below for the program during which the event takes place:
Click here to submit my spring event
Submit your fall event – please proceed to the form below: