Ed Day, Rockland County Executive


August 11, 2017

Contact: Jane Lerner, Director of Strategic Communications
Office of the County Executive (845) 638-5645



Chinese Visitors Take Two-Day Rockland Tour Organized by County

NEW CITY, NY — A group of Chinese business leaders took a two-day tour of Rockland this week as part of the county's strategy to encourage tourism and investment, Rockland County Executive Ed Day said.

"We showed them the best that Rockland County has to offer," he said. "We hope they come back with their families and friends."

Tourism can help grow Rockland's economy, bring investment and expand the tax base in a clean and responsible way, the County Executive said. 

Lucy Redzeposki, Rockland's Director of Economic Growth and Tourism, arranged the tour and accompanied the visitors.

"We are working to make Rockland both a tourist destination for visitors from China as well as a location where Chinese businesses can make investments," she said.

The visitors who spent two days in Rockland included travel agents for the Chinese community, business leaders, marketing managers and media executives.

The group started the tour Thursday at the Nyack Marina, where they went on a sailboat tour of the Hudson River.

They also visited the Edward Hopper House and Time Hotel in Nyack.

After enjoying lunch at the Red Hill Café in New City they went to Haverstraw Bay County Park, Perkins Memorial Tower, Bear Mountain State Park, Garner Arts Center and had dinner at Union Restaurant in Haverstraw.

They spent the night at the Time Hotel in Nyack and on Friday, the group went to the Palisades Center Mall in West Nyack.

At the mall, they shopped, saw the ice skating rink, rope climbing, bowling and other activities.

They ended the day at the Harriman Outdoor Center.

"They visited all different parts of the county to really get a good feel for what Rockland is like," said Day. "They saw Rockland's natural beauty, arts and cultural offerings and restaurants and shopping."

Rockland County is continuing to work to bring tourists from all over to the county, he said.