Gov. Cuomo to meet with President in Buffalo, no appearance at State Fair on Thursday

Governor Andrew Cuomo will not attend the New York State Fair on opening day because he will be meeting with President Obama in Buffalo.

The opening day of the fair is traditionally Governor's Day, but Lt. Gov. Robert Duffy will visit the fair instead.

Cuomo told WCNY's "The Capitol Pressroom" he wants to welcome the President to New York. He plans to visit the fair at another date during its 12-day run.

The President kicks off a two-day tour through New York and Pennsylvania to lay out his plan for reducing college costs and improving the value of higher education. Obama's trip will include a stop a Henninger High School in Syracuse. The Henninger High School Jazz Band will be playing for the President on Thursday, according to a post on the band's Facebook page.

On Thursday morning, Obama will speak at the University at Buffalo's Alumni Arena. The event is free and open to the public. One ticket per person will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis while tickets are available.

You can pick up your free ticket beginning Tuesday, August 20 at 5 p.m. at the Alumni Arena Box Office at the University at Buffalo.

The doors to the event open at 9 a.m. Thursday morning.

There is no word yet if Obama's stop at Henninger High School will be open to the public.