At the United States Military Academy at West Point, visitors may view regimental and brigade parades from mid-April through May, and from mid-September to early November. The legend of Sleepy Hollow has been perpetuated in the area around Tarrytown, where the home of Washington Irving, an old Dutch Reformed church, and Sleepy Hollow Cemetery are located. Perhaps the country’s most famous sports shrine, the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, is in Cooperstown. Religious places of interest include a shrine in Auriesville that marks the scene of the martyrdom of America’s first Roman Catholic saints; the Mormon historic sites, such as the Joseph Smith Home, near Palmyra; and the Russian Orthodox Monastery, in Jordanville.
The New York Yankees baseball team, which uses Yankee Stadium in the Bronx (New York City), is one of the world’s best known professional sports teams. Other professional sports teams in the state include the Buffalo Bills (football); the New York Knicks (basketball); the New York Mets (baseball); and the New York Rangers, New York Islanders (based in Uniondale), and Buffalo Sabres (ice hockey). (The New York Jets and New York Giants professional football teams play at the Meadowlands, in New Jersey.) Madison Square Garden Center, in New York City, is a site for sports and entertainment events and for conventions. "New York" © Emmanuel BUCHOT, Encarta, Wikipedia
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