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April

ESL Snack and Chat Conversation Groups

April 2nd, 2014

3:15 - 4:30 pm These informal, drop-in sessions offer a relaxed setting for non-native English speakers to practice conversation and listening skills. The meetings will help participants discover and access language-learning resources at the Library and in the community and provide a forum for information sharing. Snack and Chat sessions are free and open to individuals with the desire to improve their English or willing to serve as conversation partners for others. All ages and abilities are welcome. Light refreshments will be provided.

First Friday Gallery Night

April 4th, 2014

Downtown galleries and art houses of Ithaca host exciting First Friday monthly evening receptions for their latest art exhibits, showcasing the work of local, national, and international artists. With an average of nineteen sites participating monthly, this event has grown to be a can’t miss monthly event. First Friday Gallery Night of Ithaca has a little something for everyone. Be sure to check out the gallery after hours events as well. www.gallerynightithaca.com

Sesquicentennial Celebration: Downtown Ithaca's Gallery Night

April 4th, 2014

5:00 - 8:00 pm Celebrate the opening of 150 Years and Counting: Tompkins County Public Library's Sesquicentennial Art Exhibit highlighting 150 years of Library service.

A Night at the Museum of the Earth

April 4th, 2014

7:00 pm - 9:00 am Join our education staff for an overnight stay at the Museum! Learn about dinosaurs using real fossils in our Dinosaur Science program. Participate in our Cretaceous Crime Scene Game! Use your paleontology knowledge to solve a dinosaur murder. After a snack, discover some cool dinosaur yoga poses and relax before heading to bed. Who needs to sleep under the stars when you can sleep under a whale skeleton? Families with children ages 5-12. Cost $20 member adults, $30 member youths, $30 non-member adults and $40 non-member youths.

Preschool Storytime and Hands-on Activity

April 4th, 2014

10:30 am Math Time: Toddlers and preschoolers are invited to hear the story How Much is a Million? By David M. Schwartz and then use numbers to create a snake.

Free Live Music at Ventosa Vineyards, Featuring Sarah and Joe Mull

April 4th, 2014

Ventosa Vineyards 3440 Rt. 96A Geneva NY, 14456 Phone: 315-719-0000 Join Ventosa Vineyards 5-6 p.m. for our Happy Hour BOGO drink specials. Followed by FREE live music with Sarah and Joe Mull from 6-9 p.m.

A Sense of Place: Finger Lakes Wines and the World Wine Pairing Series

April 4th, 2014

Each wine we drink has a story to tell: A story about the region from which it comes, the vineyard in which it’s grown, and the winemaker who creates it. The Finger Lakes wine making story spans over 150 years and is in the midst of a new exciting chapter. Join us for a special monthly wine tasting series where you will discover the sense of place associated with a sampling of Finger Lakes wine compared with similar varietals and styles from all around the world. Those who do will walk away with a greater appreciation of the wines of our special region, as well as other classic winemaking regions around the globe. The event is hosted by by Laura Winter Falk owner of Experience! The Finger Lakes. Laura holds a doctorate in nutrition, is a member of the Guild of Sommeliers, and is known for her fun and engaging presentations on food and wine. Held at La Tourelle Resort and Spa the first Friday of the month from 5-6pm, this is a unique opportunity to enjoy some fabulous wines and walk away with an enhanced understanding of world wines. 2014 Dates: March 7 April 4 May 2 June 6 July 4 Aug 1 Sept 5 Oct 10 Nov 7 Dec 5 Cost: $5 per person, Guests of La Tourelle are free of charge Time: 5-6pm Location: The Bistro at La Tourelle Resort and Spa. Transportation to/from the event is not provided. Contact: Experience! The Finger Lakes at 607-233-4818 or info@experiencefingerlakes.com

Artist Demonstration at Handwork

April 4th, 2014

Part of Ithaca's First Friday Gallery Night, 5-8pm. Handwork member and jewelry artist Charlotte Walsh will be demonstrating her process of making colorful, lightweight earrings from her original watercolor paintings at Handwork Cooperative in Downtown Ithaca.

Barnstormer Winter Concert Series

April 4th, 2014

On the First and Third Friday from 5-7:30pm throughout the winter we will be having live music featuring local artists, along with Happy Hour drink specials! NO COVER! This Friday we're featuring Mike Shaw! Call (607) 243-4008 for more information.

Explore the Museum with Holly Adams

April 5th, 2014

10:00 am - 12:00 pm Join actress, playwright, and director Holly Adams to explore the Museum through theater, movement, and art-making activities. Free for Johnson Museum Members/$5 per family for nonmembers. Seating is limited and first-come, first-served. Recommended for children ages 3-7.

Guided Bird Walk

April 5th, 2014

7:30 - 9:00 am Join us for guided beginner bird walks in Sapsucker Woods. Walks last about 1.5 hours, and will take place weather permitting. Bring your binoculars and meet outside the observatory. There are some binoculars available to borrow. Please dress for the weather. Free.

Central New York Maple Festival

April 5th, 2014

It is all things maple in Marathon New York AND THAT MEANS IT’S TIME FOR THE 44TH ANNUAL CENTRAL NEW YORK MAPLE FESTIVAL APRIL 5TH AND 6TH IN BEAUTIFUL MARATHON….CELEBRATE the coming of Spring after a long hard winter, with a STACK OF STEAMING HOT PANCAKES and fresh maple syrup made right in the heart of Marathon. See the Pancake Eating Contest, the Lumberjack Contest, the Quilt Show, Shadows of the Old West and so much more, with free entertainment in the High School Auditorium...take a ride on a helicopter, a merry-go-round or horse drawn wagon...VISIT THE FINE CRAFT SHOW, SEE A WOOD CARVING DEMONSTRATION AND VISIT THE VILLAGE SUGAR SHACK FOR A FREE SAMPLE OF MAPLE SYRUP!!! The parking is free, so what are you waiting for? Maple pulled pork, maple shakes, maple cotton candy, maple elephant ears and LOTS MORE AT THE 44TH ANNUAL CENTRAL NEW YORK MAPLE FESTIVAL APRIL 5TH AND 6TH

IN MARATHON NEW YORK….FOR MORE INFORMATION JUST GO TO MAPLE FEST DOT ORG…We'll see you in Marathon where everything is sweet maple!

 

Saturday, April 5th Lineup of Events

18th Annual Pancake Eating Contest at
High School Auditorium.
9-11 am - WXHC Live Remote - Village Green.
11 am - Live Entertainment begins (see schedule below)
Noon - Lumberjack Competition - Lovell Field
1 pm - Parade - w/MCHS Band on Main Street &
44th Annual Maple Tree Planting.
4:30 pm - Spaghetti Supper, St. Stephen’s Church on Academy
Street. Adults, $8; Ages 5-12, $5; under 5 - free.
All Day (starting at 9 am):
• Shadows of the Old West - Live Show, American Legion, Route 11.
• Chainsaw Carver Mark Watson - Live Demonstrations on the
Village Green.
• Mountain Men Encampment - Village Green
• Juried Craft Show - High School Gym & Civic Building
• Helicopter Rides & Merry-Go-Round - Lovell Field (fee)
• Horse-Drawn Wagon Rides - Lovell Field (fee)
• Maple Mobile Races - outside old Town Hall
• Masonic Safety ID Program - HS Room near auditorium
• 1861 Museum - Historical Exhibits
• Quilt Show & Demonstrations - Baptist Church
• Sugar Shack - Syrup Making Process - Running continuously.
Free sample.
• Used Book Sale - Peck Library
• Worthington Kennels Hunting Dog Demonstrations - on Lovell
Field.
LIVE ENTERTAINMENT AT THE HIGH SCHOOL AUDITORIUM
11 am - Marathon Central High School Jazz Band
11:30 am - MCS Drama Club - excerpts from “Annie Get Your Gun”
Noon - Push Physical Theater
1 pm - Cortland Performing Arts Institute
1:30 pm - Lock 52 Dixieland Band
2:30 pm - Miss Americas of the Future
3 pm - Lock 52 Dixieland Band

New Vintage Days

April 5th, 2014 - April 6th, 2014

Be one of the first to taste and purchase new vintages at Swedish Hill and Goose Watch Wineries! Come experience how Mother Nature has influenced your favorite wines and find some new wines to fall in love with! With the release of these vintages also come special discounts! Visit www.SwedishHill.com or www.GooseWatch.com prior to the event for a list of wines that will be featured.

Animal Feeding

April 5th, 2014

12:00 pm Check out our many animals! We feed our snakes, turtles, birds, fish and mammals. Our staff of animal specialists will be available to answer your questions. General admission fees apply.

Become a Citizen Scientist with CoCoRaHS

April 5th, 2014

1:00 - 2:00 pm The Community Collaborative Rain, Hail, and Snow Network (CoCoRaHS) is a nation-wide group of volunteers who collect important meteorological data in their own backyards. The New York State Coordinator for CoCoRaHS, Samantha Borisoff of Cornell University, will lead a training session at the Nature Center so you can learn how to collect data, how meteorologists use your data, and why your contribution is so valuable. Free event.

Showtime! Energy From the Sun

April 5th, 2014

2:00 pm Explore how energy from the sun can be used to power your home. Join Matt Farrell from Silicon Solar for hands-on activities that turn light into electricity.

Sesquicentennial Celebration

April 5th, 2014

12 pm - Presentations and proclamations by Local Officials on the Impact of Tompkins County Public Library. Join us as we celebrate 150 years and counting with remarks by Library luminaries and local officials and a celebratory cake cutting! And 1 pm in the BorgWarner Community Room - 1864: Tompkins County: A Presentation by County Historian Carol Kammen.

Superheroes Weekend

April 5th, 2014 - April 6th, 2014

Meet one of Marvel's official superheroes—Thor on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Do-gooders unite for a weekend of hero-filled fun that includes character meet and greets, view an engaging display of comic books spanning nearly 50 years assembled by Alfred University, and a variety of other superhero themed activities. Included with general museum admission fees.

Anniversary Tasting Celebration

April 5th, 2014

Join us on Saturday April 5th from 4-7pm to help us celebrate our 73rd anniversary. Our highly anticipated annual event features a store wide tasting with over 100 wines, complimentary food provided by Ithaca Coffee Company, and in-store specials. Plus, the first 100 people through the door can enter to win a $100 gift certificate!

Central New York Maple Festival

April 6th, 2014

It is all things maple in Marathon New York AND THAT MEANS IT’S TIME FOR THE 44TH ANNUAL CENTRAL NEW YORK MAPLE FESTIVAL APRIL 5TH AND 6TH IN BEAUTIFUL MARATHON….CELEBRATE the coming of Spring after a long hard winter, with a STACK OF STEAMING HOT PANCAKES and fresh maple syrup made right in the heart of Marathon. See the Pancake Eating Contest, the Lumberjack Contest, the Quilt Show, Shadows of the Old West and so much more, with free entertainment in the High School Auditorium...take a ride on a helicopter, a merry-go-round or horse drawn wagon...VISIT THE FINE CRAFT SHOW, SEE A WOOD CARVING DEMONSTRATION AND VISIT THE VILLAGE SUGAR SHACK FOR A FREE SAMPLE OF MAPLE SYRUP!!! The parking is free, so what are you waiting for? Maple pulled pork, maple shakes, maple cotton candy, maple elephant ears and LOTS MORE AT THE 44TH ANNUAL CENTRAL NEW YORK MAPLE FESTIVAL APRIL 5TH AND 6TH

IN MARATHON NEW YORK….FOR MORE INFORMATION JUST GO TO MAPLE FEST DOT ORG…We'll see you in Marathon where everything is sweet maple!

 

Sunday, April 6th Lineup of Events

All Day (starting at 9 am):
• Chainsaw Carver Mark Watson - Live Demonstrations
on the Village Green.
• Mountain Men Encampment - Village Green
• Juried Craft Show - High School Gym & Civic Building
(‘til 4 pm).
• Helicopter Rides - Lovell Field (‘til 6 pm - fee)
• Horse-Drawn Wagon Rides - Lovell Field (fee)
• Maple Mobile Races - outside old Town Hall
• 1861 Museum - Historical Exhibits
• Masonic Safety ID Program - HS Room near auditorium
• Quilt Show & Demonstrations - Baptist Church
• Sugar Shack - Syrup Making Process - Running
continuously. Free sample.
• Used Book Sale - Peck Library
• Worthington Kennels Hunting Dog Demonstrations -
on Lovell Field.
LIVE ENTERTAINMENT AT THE HIGH SCHOOL AUDITORIUM
11 am - The Gospel Way - Bluegrass Gospel Music
Noon - Gone Fishin’ Band
1 pm - Steve Southworth & the Rockabilly Rays
2 pm - Gone Fishin’ Band
3 pm - Steve Southworth & the Rockabilly Rays

Sesquicentennial Celebration and Cultura! Storyteller Series

April 6th, 2014

2:00 pm It's Not Always Easy to See the Elephant, a family-friendly story by Carol Kammen presented by Beauty and the Beast Storytellers. 2:30 - 4:30 pm Join us for a celebration of Latin American culture. Cultura! programs feature stories in English and Spanish and include a hands-on activity.

Moto-Inventions and Energy Explo

April 6th, 2014

1:00 - 2:00 pm Invent contraptions that can move. Visit our Reinvention Station to tinker with recycled materials and electricity to make whirling, moving machines to take home! 2:00 pm Where does the energy come from that lights up your house? Local high school students present an explosive demonstration of energy.

Clark's Nutcrackers: Pivotal Players in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem

April 7th, 2014

7:30 - 9:00 pm Taza Schaming, PhD candidate; Cornell Lab of Ornithology, will also provide insights into the social behavior of the Clark's Nutcracker. Doors open at 7:00 pm but seating is limited. Doors will close when room capacity is reached.

Creative Mash-Up

April 7th, 2014

2:00 - 4:00 pm A free, six-part writing workshop combining visual images and writing and facilitated by Irene 'Zee' Zahava will offer beginning and experienced writers an opportunity to create stories, poems, essays and memoirs by responding to unusual combinations of visual images and texts. This program is free and open to the public; however, advance registration is required. To register, contact Zahava at(607) 273-4675 or zee@twcny.rr.com.

Preschool Storytime and Hands-on Activity

April 8th, 2014

10:30 am Story Time: Toddlers and preschoolers are invited to hear the story Octopus Alone by Divya Srinivasan and explore the Sciencenter's Touch Tank.

Sit! Stay! Read!

April 8th, 2014

3:00 - 4:00 pm Children are invited to practice their reading skills by sharing a story with a truly non-judgmental listener, a dog! Reading sessions with Sam, a hound mix, and DJ, a terrier, will be held weekly through April 29. This program is co-sponsored by Cornell Companions.

Champagne Brunch Cooking Class

April 8th, 2014

From Mimosas and Bloody Marys to eggs Benedict and French toast, we take our brunch business quite seriously. Join us for this inaugural cooking class, as the talented Aurora Inn Dining Room culinary team teaches how to create the picture-perfect brunch for you and your guests. Afterwards, enjoy the meal you have prepared with your classmates. $75 per person; please call 315.364.8888 to place your reservation.

ESL Snack and Chat Conversation Groups

April 9th, 2014

3:15 - 4:30 pm These informal, drop-in sessions offer a relaxed setting for non-native English speakers to practice conversation and listening skills. The meetings will help participants discover and access language-learning resources at the Library and in the community and provide a forum for information sharing. Snack and Chat sessions are free and open to individuals with the desire to improve their English or willing to serve as conversation partners for others. All ages and abilities are welcome. Light refreshments will be provided.

Artisit Maya Lin

April 10th, 2014

5:15 pm Maya Lin will discuss her work, including her recent sculptures and the installation Empty Room, from her What is Missing? memorial. The talk will take place at the Milstein Hall Auditorium. A free public reception at the Johnson Museum will follow.

Primitive Pursuits at the Library

April 10th, 2014

11:00 am Primitive Pursuits believes the seeds of a deep connection to nature are in each of us from the time we are born. Come explore various nature themes through stories, crafts and activities. For children ages 3 to 5 and their families.

Artist Lucy Orta

April 10th, 2014

6:30 - 7:30 pm Artist Lucy Orta will give a gallery talk about Food-Water-Life during this reception at the Museum following Maya Lin's talk.

Thursday Night Spring Fling at Casa Larga Vineyards

April 10th, 2014

Join Casa Larga for a very special Thursday night with wine, shoes and jewelry. Sandra Gaul from Shulogique will demonstrate the most innovative way to buy new shoes. Lori Lansing from South Hill Jewelry has personalized lockets that make great gifts for Easter, Mother's Day or any day. One lucky guest will win a locket!

April 10, 4:00-8:30 p.m.

The Atkinson Symposium: beyond earth art

April 11th, 2014

9:30 am - 4:00 pm Artists, curators, and art historians will explore topics found in beyond earth art. Registration is free but seating is limited; please contact Elizabeth Saggese at eas8@cornell.edu or 607 254-4642 to reserve a space.

Preschool Storytime and Hands-on Activity

April 11th, 2014

10:30 am Story Time: Toddlers and preschoolers are invited to hear the story Octopus Alone by Divya Srinivasan and explore the Sciencenter's Touch Tank.

Free Live Music at Ventosa Vineyards, featuring Waterside Acoustics

April 11th, 2014

Ventosa Vineyards 3440 Rt. 96A Geneva NY, 14456 Phone: 315-719-0000 Join Ventosa Vineyards for our Happy Hour BOGO drinks specials from 5-6p.m. Followed by FREE live music with Waterside Acoustics from 6-9p.m.

Murder Mystery Wine Tour

April 12th, 2014

Come along with Experience! The Finger Lakes and Crime Solvers on a one-of-a-kind wine tour. Taste some of Ithaca’s premier wines all the while being neck deep in solving a mysterious murder! On the "In the Distill of the Night" tour you have the choice to join the tour as a detective, or for those brave of heart, as a suspect in the crime itself! Unravel a century old mystery as you taste fine wine and tour classic vineyards. You will investigate a crime scene, collect clues and facts, and even interview suspects before the actual mystery is revealed. Will you solve the crime? One thing is certain; you’ll enjoy every minute trying! The tour starts at the picturesque La Tourelle Resort and Spa, where the crime is unveiled during a wine reception. We then visit two Ithaca wineries, Six Mile Creek and Ports of New York, to gather clues and evidence and taste their wines. The tour culminates with a reception at La Tourelle where the culprit will be revealed. It’s a day of mysterious fun and an experience you will never forget.

Author Reading: Lamar Herrin

April 12th, 2014

4:00 pm Lamar Herrin, a Cornell creative writing professor emeritus, will read from his recent novel Fractures, which mines the hydrofracking controversy through the effects it has on a patriarch and his family.

Destiny USA to Host 4th Annual Recycling Event

April 12th, 2014

Syracuse, NY- Saturday, April 12th will mark the 4th annual Earth Day recycling event being held in the Solar Street auxiliary parking lots of Destiny USA from 8:00am-1:00pm.   Cars can enter Solar Street from either Hiawatha Boulevard or Bear Street.

During this time, all used and unwanted electronics for recycling can be dropped off.  Volunteers will accept all types of electronic equipment including PC’s/laptops, televisions, printers, cell phones, lightbulbs and much, much more. You can find an extensive list of acceptable materials attached or at www.destinyusa.com .

Additional participants in this year’s Earth Day event include Best Buy, NLR, Tillies Touch, DJ’s Gift of Warmth and the Rescue Mission. Blankets, clothing, ink cartridges, light bulbs and batteries will be accepted from 8:00am-1:00pm.

Donations will be collected for the Hinman fund, an organization raising money to cover medical costs for young Fort Drum wife and mother, Jenna Hinman, who was recently diagnosed with a rare, life-threatening cancer, after delivering twins. For more information, please visit www.cnycentral.com .

 

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Destiny USA is a 2.4 million square foot tourist destination in Syracuse, NY that includes a strong mix of luxury outlet tenants, restaurants and entertainment.  New brands are continuing to open to create a unique and dynamic consumer shopping experience.  A stunning three-story glass atrium provides perfect weather year round.  Oxford Economics has projected an annual visitation rate of over 29 million visitors from throughout the U.S. and Canada.  Destiny USA is expected to be the second most visited shopping center in the country, according to Travel and Leisure magazine.  It is the largest LEED® Gold certified retail commercial building in the world.

DIY Synthesizer Program

April 12th, 2014

2:00 - 5:00 pm Learn how to build a simple electronic music synthesizer. Come early and make sure you get a seat at the workshop tables, space and supplies are limited!

Guided Bird Walk

April 12th, 2014

Saturday and Sunday, 7:30 - 9:00 am Join us for guided beginner bird walks in Sapsucker Woods. Walks last about 1.5 hours, and will take place weather permitting. Bring your binoculars and meet outside the observatory. There are some binoculars available to borrow. Please dress for the weather. Free.

Fossil ID Day

April 12th, 2014

10:00 am - 12:00 pm Bring us your most puzzling finds, from brachiopods to trilobites and funny looking rocks, and we'll help you identify them.

Animal Feeding

April 12th, 2014

12:00 pm Check out our many animals! We feed our snakes, turtles, birds, fish and mammals. Our staff of animal specialists will be available to answer your questions. General admission fees apply.

Spring Into Action!

April 12th, 2014

1:00 - 4:00 pm In conjunction with beyond earth art - contemporary artists and the environment, Spring Into Action! will highlight proactive, observant, and environmentally conscious activities and local organizations. Click more for details.

Animation School-Break Week

April 12th, 2014 - April 20th, 2014

Celebrate the art of animation in conjunction with the Animation exhibit—open only through April 27. Get up close with animation sketches and movie cels from The Strong’s collections that include Disney classics such as Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast, Fantasia, Lady and the Tramp, and Steamboat Willy. Challenge family members to guess popular cartoon characters by their silhouette only and match well-known quotes and phrases to the characters that coined them. Included with general museum admission fees.

Watkins Glen International - Opening weekend

April 12th, 2014 - April 13th, 2014

Learn More  Here

Brewmaster's Dinner

April 12th, 2014

Aurora Inn Dining Room -- During this lovely meal, the Aurora Inn Dining Room culinary team will shed light on the mysteries of pairing beer and food, over several courses paired with local craft brews. $75 per person, inclusive; please call 315.364.8888 to make your reservation

FunDay Sunday!

April 13th, 2014

FunDay Sundays will be held once a month, now through April 2014 to coincide with the Museum's Free Sunday promotion. Each FunDay Sunday, new themes and galleries will be highlighted. The program is free. April 13, 2014 - Native American pottery is exquisite in design and functionality. Inspired by the new exhibition, On Fire! The Nancy and Alan Cameros Collection of Southwestern Pottery, design your own pot with ancient symbols and geometric shapes. Families of all ages are welcome. Sunday, February 16, March 23, April 13 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. This event is free and open to the public Visitors can join in anytime Contact the Education Department at 607.974.4707 with question

Moto-Inventions and Chemsations

April 13th, 2014

1:00 - 2:00 pm Invent contraptions that can move. Visit our Reinvention Station to tinker with recycled materials and electricity to make whirling, moving machines to take home! 2:00 pm Local high school students demonstrate a variety of awe-inspiring chemistry reactions, including disappearing ink, floating bubbles, and more!

Discovery Sunday: Fantastic Fish

April 13th, 2014

1:00 pm Join us for an educational talk on the anatomy and behavior of freshwater fish. Play Which Fish is Which? to discover who lives in the lake. Learn about the different types of lures, understand how they work, and even build your own!

Feast & Fest "The Motown Sound of Charles Lee"

April 13th, 2014

Glenora Wine Cellars Feast and Fest 2014 Series Glenora Wine Cellars 5435 State Route 14 Dundee NY 14837 800-243-5513 Ext 415 www.glenora.com Glenora Wine Cellar’s Retail Team and the talented chefs at Veraison’s Restaurant once again present the very popular wine and food pairing series Feast and Fest. Held one Sunday a month from January until April, these events provide a fun afternoon of delicious food, award winning wines and great entertainment. Event times are from 1:00pm-4:00pm at Veraison’s Restaurant. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 1-800-243-5513 and asking for Retail. Sunday April 13th, 2014 "The Motown Sound of Charles Lee" The price for this event is $35 per person Please visit our website for more information and the menu: http://www.glenora.com/events/Feast-and-Fest--The-Motown-Sound-of-Charles-Lee

Family Film Matinee

April 14th, 2014

2:00 - 4:00 pm Enjoy a family film and free popcorn! We will be showing Frozen.

Creative Mash-Up

April 14th, 2014

2:00 - 4:00 pm A free, six-part writing workshop combining visual images and writing and facilitated by Irene 'Zee' Zahava will offer beginning and experienced writers an opportunity to create stories, poems, essays and memoirs by responding to unusual combinations of visual images and texts. This program is free and open to the public; however, advance registration is required. To register, contact Zahava at(607) 273-4675 or zee@twcny.rr.com.

Cayuga Bird Club Meeting Saw-whet Owls: The Cute Factor Aids Science

April 14th, 2014

7:30 - 9:00 pm Speakers Dr. John L. Confer, Biology Department, Ithaca College, and Dr. Leann Kanda, co-analyst, Biology Department, IthacaCollege discuss an intensive banding effort that provides and the data trove for this tiny raptor. Doors open at 7:00 pm but seating is limited. Doors will close when room capacity is reached.

Lions, Tigers and Bears Family Program

April 14th, 2014

Learn about the history of circuses, Wild West Shows, vaudeville, and variety shows that have traveled through this area. Join us for fun activities and crafts. This family program is free and open to the public.

Preschool Storytime and Hands-on Activity

April 15th, 2014

10:30 am Animal Time: Toddlers and preschoolers are invited to hear the story Barnyard Tracks by Dee Dee Duffy and make pig masks.

Sit! Stay! Read!

April 15th, 2014

3:00 - 4:00 pm Children are invited to practice their reading skills by sharing a story with a truly non-judgmental listener, a dog! Reading sessions with Sam, a hound mix, and DJ, a terrier, will be held weekly through April 29. This program is co-sponsored by Cornell Companions.

Curatorial Practice Today: Maryan Ainsworth

April 15th, 2014

5:15 pm From the Netherlands to Renaissance Rome: Jan Gossart’s 1508 Roman Sojourn. Maryan Ainsworth is curator of Early Netherlandish, French, and German painting at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and adjunct professor of the History of Art at Barnard College. She has specialized in the technical investigation of northern Renaissance paintings.

The Phantom of the Opera

April 16th, 2014

April 16-27, 2014 Following an acclaimed sell-out tour of the United Kingdom, Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s phenomenal musical success, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, will make its premiere in Rochester as part of a brand new US National Tour. Hailed as “Stunning, intense and spectacular” by the Sunday Express, this production features a brilliant new design by Paul Brown, costumes by the much missed Maria Björnson, a new staging by Laurence Connor – director of the recent acclaimed 25th anniversary celebration at the Royal Albert Hall – and new choreography by Scott Ambler. The production is overseen by Matthew Bourne and Cameron Mackintosh.

Storytime with Music and Motion

April 16th, 2014

11:00 am Experience the joy of noise-making with Miss Angie from Music and Motion! Through song, dance, and pretend play, Miss Angie will lead you and your child on an adventure into the world of creative expression.

ESL Snack and Chat Conversation Groups

April 16th, 2014

3:15 - 4:30 pm These informal, drop-in sessions offer a relaxed setting for non-native English speakers to practice conversation and listening skills. The meetings will help participants discover and access language-learning resources at the Library and in the community and provide a forum for information sharing. Snack and Chat sessions are free and open to individuals with the desire to improve their English or willing to serve as conversation partners for others. All ages and abilities are welcome. Light refreshments will be provided.

Rochester City Ballet Meet and Greets at The Strong Museum

April 16th, 2014

Meet performers from the Rochester City Ballet. Included with general museum admission fees.

Planes and Trains Family program

April 16th, 2014

Education Coordinator Kelli Huggins and special guest, Kaye Norton, educator at the National Soaring Museum, will talk about the history of transportation in Chemung County. Join us for family-friendly crafts and games. This family program is free and open to the public.

Animal Sleepover Storytime

April 17th, 2014

6:00 pm Children are invited to send their stuffed animals on an after-hours adventure. Put on your pajamas and join us for bedtime stories, songs and a hands-on activity. After storytime ends, your stuffed animal will spend the night exploring the Library! Children can pick up their animals and a postcard of their late-night escapades on April 18.

Free Live Music at Ventosa Vineyards featuring Frankie and Tommy of Nasty Habits

April 18th, 2014

Ventosa Vineyards 3440 Rt. 96A Geneva NY, 14456 Phone: 315-719-0000 Join us at Ventosa Vineyards for our Happy Hour BOGO drink specials from 5-6p.m. Followed by FREE live music with Frankie and Tommy of Nasty Habits from 6-9p.m.

Easter Egg Decoupage at Handwork Co-op

April 18th, 2014

Create your own festive decoupaged egg at Handwork Co-op in Downtown Ithaca on Friday, April 18th. Learn the basic techniques from Handwork members using paint, decorative papers and more. Wooden eggs and materials provided, just bring your imagination! Event begins at 5pm.

Celebrate Earth Day by Reconnecting with Planet Earth

April 18th, 2014

6:30 pm Are you interested in the science behind (and underneath!) glaciers? Join PRI for our Glacier Lecture Series! Our final lecture for the series features Laura Faye Tenenbaum, Education Specialist - Earth Science Communications Team, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

National Fishing Lure Collectors' Club (NFLCC) Region I Show

April 19th, 2014

Region I of the National Fishing Lure Collectors’ Club will hold its annual show is one day only on Saturday, April 19th, 2014, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  at the Palmyra Inn,  955 Canandaigua Road (State Rt. 21) located approximately 5 miles North on Route 21 from Thruway Exit 43.   The public is welcome and encouraged to attend.   Anyone that collects tackle, has an old tackle box and doesn’t know what to do with it, or just likes to fish; this show is a great time for you and your family.    Free identification and appraisals are available.  Admission, by temporary membership, is only $5 a person and children under 12 are free.  Tackle collectors from the Northeast and Canada will be exhibiting some of the finest antique fishing tackle, rods, decoys, reels, and memorabilia including advertising pieces, minnow buckets, boxes, art work, books, and creels.   

    The NFLCC is an organization that was formed to educate the public on the history and artifacts related to the sport of fishing.    It is an organization that promotes the collection and verification of antique fishing tackle and related items.   American fishing tackle history began in the 1850’s with the making of metal baits by such makers as J. T. Buel and G. M. Skinner of Clayton, New York.     The sport of fishing is depicted in trade cards; decoys, art work, rods, reels, unique artifacts, and of course, tackle.    Items you will see were manufactured by Creek Chub, Hedden, South Bend, Pflueger, as well as many state specific manufactured lures.  

This is the eighth year this event has been held in Upstate New York at the Palmyra Inn.    Free appraisals of tackle and other fishing items will be available to those that attend.   Should you want to sell your old tackle or other fishing related items, you will have that opportunity on Saturday between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.   Call Steve Hays for information (315) 597-4793.      

Discovery Trail Happenings

April 19th, 2014

 

Guided Bird Walk
Join us for guided beginner bird walks in Sapsucker Woods. Walks last about 1.5 hours, and will take place weather permitting. Bring your binoculars and meet outside the observatory. There are some binoculars available to borrow. Please dress for the weather. Free. More 
Date:  April 19 and  April 20
Time: 7:30 - 9:00 am
Place: Cornell Lab of Ornithology, 159 Sapsucker Woods Rd

 
Dino Eggstravaganza
Join Cecil for our annual dinosaur egg hunt in the Museum. Activities are included with Museum admission. More 
Date:  April 19
Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Place: Museum of the Earth

 
Watercolor Journal
Spend the day journaling in watercolor, capturing the early spring forms of different plants in the botanical garden. Pre-registration is required. More 
Date:  April 19
Time: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Place: Cornell Plantations, Botanical Garden

 
Animal Feeding
Check out our many animals! We feed our snakes, turtles, birds, fish and mammals. Our staff of animal specialists will be available to answer your questions. General admission fees apply. 
Date:  April 19
Time: 12:00 pm
Place: Cayuga Nature Center

 
Magic Rain Arrows: A Read Aloud for K-4 English Language Learners
Children who are learning English as a new Language in grades K-4 are invited to discover the wind, weather, and wildlife of the African plain through literature, art, and drama! This event will be hosted by Dr. Cathrene Connery's Second Language Acquisition class from Ithaca College's Department of Education. More 
Date: April 19
Time: 1:00 - 2:30 pm
Place: Tompkins County Public Library, Borg Warner East

 
Legos at the Library
Elementary-aged children can build more than a lifelong love of reading. Children are invited to attend Legos at the Library, a weekly, free-build program. Legos at the Library encourages children to use their imaginations or Lego books from the TCPL collection to create their own Lego art! The Library will provide the Legos, and pieces created will be displayed at the Library for one week. 
Date: April 19
Time: 2:00 - 3:00 pm
Place: Tompkins County Public Library, Thaler/Howell Room

 
Showtime! Here, There and Everwhere - Science in the Universe
Explore the universal laws of physics with hands-on activites about flow of electricity, bending of light, movement of air, and shape of speed! More 
Date: April 19
Time: 2:00 pm
Place: Sciencenter

 
Concert: Ne(x)tworks
NEW TIME! Ne(x)tworks, a contemporary music ensemble from New York City, will present John Cage's iconic Song Books at the Johnson as part of a three-day residency in Cornell's Department of Music. 
Date:  April 19
Time: 5:00 - 7:00 pm
Place: Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University

 

Annual Easter Brunch at the Holiday Inn Elmira

April 20th, 2014

Holiday Inn Elmira Riverview April 20, 2014 10:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Gather your family and friends and join our family on Easter for the annual Easter Sunday Brunch. We will take care of everything for you so you won’t have to worry about planning dinner. Just come, sit back, and enjoy each others company as you choose from a variety of holiday favorites on our spectacular buffet. What's On The Menu • Made to Order Omelets and Waffles • Bacon, Sausage Links, Scrambled Eggs and Homefries • Sausage Gravy and Biscuits • Carved Roast Beef with Au Jus • Pineapple Glazed Ham • Seafood Thermidor with Pastry • Marinated Grilled Chicken Breast with Sautéed Vegetable Supreme • Baked Penne with Marinara • Mashed Potatoes with Gravy • Rice Pilaf • Green Beans Almondine • Assorted Salads • Chocolate Cream Pie, Apple Pie, Cherry Pie and more Cost: $18.95 for adults, $9.95 for children 5-12, $3.95 for children 2-4 Please call 607.734.0402 for reservations. Anthony’s Restaurant is open for regular breakfast menu from 7:00am to 10:00am Anthony’s Restaurant is open for regular dinner menu from 5:00pm to 8:00pm

Easter Brunch at Veraisons Restaurant

April 20th, 2014

Glenora Wine Cellar 5435 State Route 14 Dundee, NY 14837 www.glenora.com 800-243-5513 Easter Brunch at Veraisons Restaurant! Sunday, April 20th, 2013~ 11am - 4pm $29.95 for Adults~$12 for Children (12 and under) Advanced Reservations Required Carving Station Selections Rosemary Infused Sliced Leg of Lamb Roasted Fresh Ham Cured with Brown Sugar Buffet Seared Salmon with Dill Crème Roasted Carrot Ginger Soup Greek Salad, Caesar Salad & Pasta Salad Spring Chicken Provencal Potato Gratin Home Style Miniature Vegetable Pot Pies Thyme Butter Green Beans Saffron Rice Pilaf Herbed Biscuits & Assorted Rolls Seasonal Fruit & Local Cheese Bar “Create Your Own Pasta” Station Choose from an array of vegetables, meats, seafood & sauces... Desserts Assortment of house-made desserts

Easter Brunch Buffet at the Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel

April 20th, 2014

Celebrate Easter with Us! Grand Brunch Buffet at the Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel Sunday, April 20, 2014 11:00 am - 6:00pm Served in the Harbor Ballroom Call 607-535-6116 for reservations! Breakfast Offerings: Served 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. With Omelets Made to Order Fresh Fruit and Cheese Display Mixed Greens Salad Tri Color Tortellini Salad Roasted Vegetable Salad Apricot Glazed Ham Herb Roasted Turkey Roasted Garlic Pepper Prime Rib Au’Jus Baked Sole with Fennel and Vanilla Vinaigrette Chicken Breast with White Beans, Swiss Chard and Madeira Wine Mediterranean Couscous Bacon Cheddar Mashed Potatoes Harvest Grain Rice Pilaf Gingered Green Beans with Wild Mushrooms Sesame Braised Carrots and Snow Peas Almond-Cider Roasted Brussels Sprouts Assorted Dessert Display $29.95 Adult Per Person • $12.95 Children Ages 5 – 12 Children 4 and under eat free Beverage additional charge. Price does not include sales tax or gratuity.

Bristol Harbour's Easter Brunch

April 20th, 2014

$28.95 Adults $23.95 Seniors $14.95 Kids 5-10 Kids 4 & under Free 11am-3pm 18% gratuity will be add to all checks Bread Assortment Salad Station Main Buffet Dessert Station Carving Station Omelets& Pancake Station

Limited Seating at the Brown Hound Bistro for Easter Brunch

April 20th, 2014

Easter Brunch at the Brown Hound!

Easter Brunch is a tradition at the Brown Hound, so here's your chance to see the menu first and make your reservations.

Sunday, April 20

9am - 2pm

 

We will also be serving DINNER that evening, offering our regular dinner menu

and a selection of specials!

 

Kids Plates

Green Eggs & Ham

Spinach scrambled eggs, seared ham & toast...8

Easy Cheesy & Tomato Soup

Cheese quesadilla with black beans & banana peppers served with a cup of tomato bisque...10

Fancy Pants

Pancakes with choice of blueberries or chocolate chips and a side of bacon...6

Granola Berry Parfait

Our homemade granola layered with yogurt & fresh berries...8

 

 

Brunch


Bistro Benedict

Poached egg served on house made butter biscuit with sautéed spinach, pork belly & béarnaise sauce...12

Blueberry Crepes

Stuffed with cream cheese filling, blueberries and topped with berry syrup and whipped cream...12

Steak & Eggs Fajita

Seared beef tips, onions, scrambled eggs, warmed tortilla and black beans with a side of sour cream, salsa & home fries...14

Mushroom Flatbread

Sautéed mushrooms, feta cheese, shallot, garlic oil and fresh spinach...10

Sweet Grass Lambburger

Topped with Swiss cheese, house made onion marmalade and a side salad...14

Bacon Rotini

Chopped bacon with a white wine butter sauce, herbs and a poached egg...12

Mirbeau Inn & Spa Easter Brunch

April 20th, 2014

SKANEATELES, N.Y. - On Sunday, April 20, Mirbeau Inn & Spa invites guests to enjoy a cozy Easter brunch at the Finger Lakes’ Monet-inspired retreat. Featuring a menu of contemporary twists on classic favorites, Mirbeau will offer sweet and savory delights served in the elegant settings of the Dining Room and Bistro. Easter brunch seatings are available at 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. for $50 per person, $18 for children ages 7-12, and free for children under six. Prices exclude taxes and gratuity. Reservations are required and can be made by calling (877) MIRBEAU (647-2328).

 

Menu

Breakfast Options:

Twice-Baked French Toast with Bourbon Caramel Sauce

Caramelized Leek, Bacon, and Cheddar Quiche

Scrambled Eggs

Assorted Breakfast Meats

 

Savory Options:

Four-Cheese Mac and Cheese

Roasted Root Vegetable Mash

Vegetarian Corn Chowder

Chef’s Assortment of Vegetables

 

Carving Station:

Rosemary and Horseradish-Crusted Strip Steak Au Jus

Greek-Marinated Bone-in Leg of Lamb Served with Mint Jelly

Rum-and-Cola Glazed Ham with Cranberry Orange Chutney

 

Raw Bar:

Seafood Imperial

Crab Legs

Peel-and-Eat Shrimp Cocktail

 

Cold Selections:

Local Cheese and Housemade Charcuterie Board

Seasonal Assortment of Salads

 

Kids Station:

Chicken Fingers

French Fries

Mac and Cheese

 

Desserts:

Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Icing

Lavender-Scented Panna Cotta

Cardamom and Cinnamon Mini Bundt Cakes With Orange Glaze

Chocolate Bundt Cake

Fresh Fruit Tarts

Honey Macarons

 

Mirbeau Inn & Spa is located at 851 West Genesee Street, Skaneateles, N.Y. For reservations, please call 877-MIRBEAU (647-2328).  

 

About Mirbeau Inn & Spa

The 34-room Mirbeau Inn & Spa is an intimate, year-round retreat for rejuvenation and romance, offering gracious hospitality, award-winning cuisine, and world-class spa treatments in the heart of New York’s Finger Lakes wine region. Steeped in elegant French country style, Mirbeau is tucked into 10 acres of Monet-inspired gardens, surrounded by spruce forests, rolling hills, crystal clear lakes and more than 100 wineries. Mirbeau Inn & Spa is the only Forbes Four-Star Award winner for hotel, spa and restaurant in New York State, and an AAA Four-Diamond winner. It is also distinguished by the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence, Top Ten Spas in the World in the categories of romance, boutique, yoga and cuisine in Spa Finder’s Annual Readers’ Choice Awards, Top Five Spas for Couples in the World in back-to-back years of Spa Magazine’s Silver Sage Readers’ Choice Favorites, has been awarded a spot on Condé Nast Traveler’s Top 30 Small Resorts in the US for three years in a row and won a 2011 SpAWARD for Most Romantic Spa. For more information visit www.mirbeau.com.

Easter Sunday Brunch

April 20th, 2014

Allow us to do the cooking for your family this holiday during Easter Brunch. With open seating from 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., brunch is served buffet-style, including options such as almond crusted French toast and crab cake Benedict. Call the Inns of Aurora to place your reservation at 315.364.8888; $40 per person, $25 for children under 12, children under 5 free.

Creative Mash-Up

April 21st, 2014

2:00 - 4:00 pm A free, six-part writing workshop combining visual images and writing and facilitated by Irene 'Zee' Zahava will offer beginning and experienced writers an opportunity to create stories, poems, essays and memoirs by responding to unusual combinations of visual images and texts. This program is free and open to the public; however, advance registration is required. To register, contact Zahava at(607) 273-4675 or zee@twcny.rr.com.

To Know the Crow: Insights and Stories From a Quarter Century of Crow Study

April 21st, 2014

7:30 - 9:00 pm American crows have followed us into our suburban and urban neighborhoods, making them one of our most familiar birds. But they have socially intricate lives, with more complex goals than converging at your local dumpster. Kevin McGowan, Cornell Lab of Ornithology, and Anne B. Clark, Binghamton University, will tell some of their stories. Doors open at 7:00 pm but seating is limited. Doors will close when room capacity is reached.

Beginner Adult Ukulele Class

April 22nd, 2014

Come join the beginner ukulele class for adults! Call 607-936-6044 for information!

Earth Day Gallery Walk

April 22nd, 2014

4:30 pm In celebration of Earth Day, get a guided look at Brandon Ballengée's installation Love Motel for Insects on the Museum grounds, then explore the student landscape project Rooted on Libe Slope.

Game On! Board Game Demonstration

April 23rd, 2014

4:30 - 6:30 pm Stacia Humby, of The Enchanted Badger, will be demonstrating TCPL's newly acquired designer board games. Join us and learn how to play Defenders of the Realm, Tales of the Arabian Nights, and Discworld: Ankh-Morpork. Snacks and refreshments will be provided.

Ithaca Fringe Festival

April 24th, 2014

Call it what you want: pushing the envelope, stretching the boundaries, changing the world...Fringe festivals are where the newest and most daring theatre pieces are brought to life. The Fringe Festival will take place at Ithaca locations such as Cinemapolis, The Community School for Music and Arts and Acting Out NY. www.ithacafringe.com

Open Mic Night at the Arts Center of Yates County

April 24th, 2014

The open mic nights will be held at the Art Center on 127 Main St., Penn Yan from 7:00PM to 9:00PM. Ongoing open mics will be held on the last Thursday of each month. The Art Center Open Mic will provide a family friendly atmosphere for musicians of all ages, all skill levels, and all kinds of musical interests to come out and show their stuff, or play and network with other music lovers. Several local musicians will host the event: David Goodrich, stand-up bass; Bryan Flood, guitar; Trever Findley, saxophone; Barbara Anderson, keyboard; and Casey Kowalski, saxophone. There is no charge to watch or participate in this event. Donations to the Art Center of Yates County are always welcome. Contact the Arts Center at 315-536-8226 or info@artscenteryatescounty.org.

Spring Fashion NightDowntown Ithaca's

April 25th, 2014

April 25, 2014 6-7pm This live fashion show located inside Center Ithaca on the Commons highlights the stylish new fashions from 10 of the numerous women and men’s clothing stores in downtown Ithaca. Promotions, giveaways and coupons are offered to all attendees during this live runway show, as are appetizers, cocktails, and more. This show is free and open to the public while. For a list of participating retailers visit www.downtownithaca.com or call 607-277-8679

Free Live Music at Ventosa Vineyards featuring Just Joe

April 25th, 2014

Ventosa Vineyards 3440 Rt. 96A Geneva NY, 14456 Phone: 315-719-0000 Join us at Ventosa Vineyards for our Happy Hour BOGO drink specials from 5-6p.m. Followed by FREE live music with Just Joe from 6-9p.m.

22nd Annual Wine & Herb Festival

April 25th, 2014

April 25-27 or May 2-4 Friday, 1:00pm-5:00pm Saturday & Sunday 10:00am-6:00pm Join us for our annual Wine & Herb Festival and smell the fragrant scents of the perfect herbal garden. Here you will receive a potted herb or veggie plant from each winery plus recipe cards as you savor herb or veggie prepared delicacies while sipping fine wines from your Wine & Herb souvenir wine glass. Visit these 4 wineries on Friday: Six Mile Creek, Long Point, King Ferry or Montezuma, to start your weekend plans early. On Saturday, visit King Ferry and Long Point wineries at a special time of 9:00am. All 17 wineries will participate in the event the rest of the weekend. Participants are eligible to win one of our Grand Prizes from: Discovery Trail, Experience! The Finger Lakes, Hilton Garden Inn-Auburn, Holiday Inn in Auburn, LaTourelle Hotel, Spa & Bistro in Ithaca, S&S Limousine and Water to Wine Tours. Advance: Single ticket, $40.00, Couple ticket, $60.00 DD Tickets: Single ticket $35.00, Couple Ticket $55.00 At the door: Single ticket, $45.00, Couple ticket, $65.00 upon availability Please add 8% sales tax to all orders and a handling fee to all mail-in orders.

Downtown Living Tour & Open House

April 26th, 2014

The Downtown Living Tour is a self-guided tour of apartments and attractions in the downtown area, offering a new opportunity to get a peek into what it might be like to live downtown. Attendees are able to tour up to ten apartments during this open house of urban living. Participants must register at the Downtown Visitors Center starting at 1pm. This tour is free and open to the public.

The Downtown Living Tour & Open House: Ithaca

April 26th, 2014

The Downtown Living Tour & Open House April 26,2014 1-4pm The Downtown Living Tour is a self-guided tour of apartments and attractions in the downtown area. The Tour offers a new opportunity to get a sneak peek into a range of apartments in the downtown area. Attendees are able to tour up to ten apartments during this open house of urban living. Attendees receive goodie bags including a map, coupons, a lanyard pass, and discounts to downtown attractions. Attendees are entered to win prizes such as Downtown Ithaca Gift Cards. To participate attendees must register at the Downtown Visitors Center starting (171 E. State St.) at 1pm. This tour is free and open to the public.

Cayuga Lake Creamery 10th Birthday Celebration

April 26th, 2014

Join Us for Our 10th Birthday Party

Saturday, April 26th & Sunday April 27th from 11am - 8pm

 

Saturday Music

Nate & Kate 1-5pm

 

Sunday Music

Technicolor Trailer Park 1-5pm

 

NOTE**Please bring law chairs to sit on.

 

Other Happenings

Saturday Picture Booth 1-5pm

Ice cream making demos - both days (call for times)

Prize wheel - Samples

Bake Sale for Relay for Life

Accordion Book Making Class

April 26th, 2014

A free accordion book making class will be taught by local artist, Caroleen Vaughn. Each participant will learn about the history of book making, the art and science of creating a book, and will make two accordion books that they can take home. Adults and children ages 11 and up are welcome. The class is free and all supplies are provided. There are only 20 spots available, so please pre-register by calling 607-734-4167 ext. 205 or emailing educator@chemungvalleymuseum.org. This project is made possible by the QuickARTS mini-grant program administered by The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes and funded by the Community Foundation of Elmira-Corning and the Finger Lakes, Inc.

Cayuga Lake Creamery 10th Birthday Celebration

April 27th, 2014

Join Us for Our 10th Birthday Party

Saturday, April 26th & Sunday April 27th from 11am - 8pm

 

Saturday Music

Nate & Kate 1-5pm

 

Sunday Music

Technicolor Trailer Park 1-5pm

 

NOTE**Please bring law chairs to sit on.

 

Other Happenings

Saturday Picture Booth 1-5pm

Ice cream making demos - both days (call for times)

Prize wheel - Samples

Bake Sale for Relay for Life

May

Spring Writes Literary Festival

May 1st, 2014

The Spring Writes Literary Festival features a constellation of events celebrating readers, writers and book-lovers throughout the Finger Lakes. See the schedule of events at www.SpringWrites.org.

First Friday Gallery Night

May 2nd, 2014

Downtown galleries and art houses of Ithaca host exciting First Friday monthly evening receptions for their latest art exhibits, showcasing the work of local, national, and international artists. With an average of nineteen sites participating monthly, this event has grown to be a can’t miss monthly event. First Friday Gallery Night of Ithaca has a little something for everyone. Be sure to check out the gallery after hours events as well. www.gallerynightithaca.com

A Sense of Place: Finger Lakes Wines and the World Wine Pairing Series

May 2nd, 2014

Each wine we drink has a story to tell: A story about the region from which it comes, the vineyard in which it’s grown, and the winemaker who creates it. The Finger Lakes wine making story spans over 150 years and is in the midst of a new exciting chapter. Join us for a special monthly wine tasting series where you will discover the sense of place associated with a sampling of Finger Lakes wine compared with similar varietals and styles from all around the world. Those who do will walk away with a greater appreciation of the wines of our special region, as well as other classic winemaking regions around the globe. The event is hosted by by Laura Winter Falk owner of Experience! The Finger Lakes. Laura holds a doctorate in nutrition, is a member of the Guild of Sommeliers, and is known for her fun and engaging presentations on food and wine. Held at La Tourelle Resort and Spa the first Friday of the month from 5-6pm, this is a unique opportunity to enjoy some fabulous wines and walk away with an enhanced understanding of world wines. 2014 Dates: March 7 April 4 May 2 June 6 July 4 Aug 1 Sept 5 Oct 10 Nov 7 Dec 5 Cost: $5 per person, Guests of La Tourelle are free of charge Time: 5-6pm Location: The Bistro at La Tourelle Resort and Spa. Transportation to/from the event is not provided. Contact: Experience! The Finger Lakes at 607-233-4818 or info@experiencefingerlakes.com

Joyful Adornments MAY FIRST FRIDAY Bead Demonstration 4-7pm

May 2nd, 2014

Delight your spirit with Joyful Adornments created by glass artist Bonnie Scott of Odessa, NY. May FIRST FRIDAY will be Beads with Fine Silver Inside Demonstration. Do you SKYPE? My out-of-town fans can join in on the May First Friday BEAD making event by SKYPE! Contact me to schedule your time!

Pan2Plate Chef Challenge

May 3rd, 2014

Veraisons Restaurant at Glenora Wine Cellar 5435 State Route 14 Dundee, NY 14837 info@glenora.com - www.glenora.com 800-243-5513 Veraisons Restaurant’s Pan2Plate Chef Challenge “An exciting twist on the traditional wine pairing dinner” Saturday, May 3rd, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. $60pp, plus tax and gratuity Reservations required. Executive Chef Rodriguez and Sous Chef Hassler will go head to head in the kitchen to create a three course meal – an appetizer, entrée, and dessert each – incorporating a “featured” ingredient into each dish. As they craft their menus they will be put to the test, striving to highlight the ingredient beautifully and to earn your vote as the winner of our first ever Pan2Plate Challenge! As for the featured ingredient, you decide! We are taking a vote – will it be bacon, chocolate or cheese? Following an announcement on Facebook @GlenoraWineCellars and Twitter @Glenorawine , voting will begin this Friday, April 4th and will last for one week. The timeline is as follows: Friday, April 4th: Voting Begins Friday, April 11th: Voting Ends Monday, April 14th: Featured Ingredient Announcement Friday, April 18th: Menu Announcement The Twist The creator of each menu will not be revealed until the night of the dinner; providing a “blind” tasting for the guests. After each course has been enjoyed and judged the chefs will come into the dining room and reveal which dish was theirs for each course. How it Works During the dinner guests will enjoy each course and pairing back to back from each chef. After both dishes of a course have been tasted, the guests will judge the plates on four criteria: Taste, Presentation, Creativity, and Wine Pairing. Guests will be provided with score cards throughout the dinner. After the judging of the first course, Chefs Rodriguez and Hassler will enter the dining room and reveal which dish was theirs. Entrees come next, followed by desserts, which will be judged and revealed in the same manner. At the end of the meal, the results from each course will be tallied to reveal a winner.

Keuka in Bloom

May 3rd, 2014

Treat yourself to the best of magnificent Keuka Lake at the height of springtime. Sample award-winning wines and enjoy herb-inspired foods at each winery, where you will also receive one flower and one herb, each in a 4” pot. Tour all seven wineries and return home with fabulous wines, great recipes, and 14 herb and flower plants just in time for spring gardening! This event is an annual sell out. MENU HIGHLIGHTS: Tortellini Salad, Merlot Chocolate Mini Cupcakes, Creamy Asparagus Soup, Cupcake with Orange Basil Frosting, Curried Chicken Salad, Lemon Pound Cake with Blackberry Jam Sauce... and more!

Bed and Breakfast Tour with the Arts Center of Yates County

May 3rd, 2014

The Arts Center of Yates County is pleased to announce that the third annual Bed and Breakfast Tour will be held on Saturday, May 3rd, 2014, from 11-4.  This year’s tour will feature six B&B’s, all in the town of Hammondsport, including the Black Sheep Inn, the Blushing Rose Bed and Breakfast, Lake and Vine Bed and Breakfast, 18 Vine Inn and Carriage House, Day Dreams Bed and Breakfast and the McCorn Winery Lodging. Artists will be showcasing their works at each B&B. 


Tickets will be available beginning April 1, 2014 at the Arts Center, 127 Main Street in Penn Yan (M-Sa 10-4); the Chamber of Commerce, 47 Shethar Street in Hammondsport (M-F 10-2); and Fiber & Art Emporium, 67 Shethar Street, Hammondsport. Tickets cost $25.00 when a minimum of three tickets are purchased together, $28.00 individually, and $32 the day of the Tour. For more information, contact the Arts Center at (315) 536-8226 or artscenter@ycac.org

Kentucky Derby Party

May 3rd, 2014

Join us for a rousing good time! The race will be on, the mint juleps will be cool, and we’ll have traditional Kentucky-style hors d’oerves. Derby dress is highly recommended–there will be a prize for the best hat contest! $50 per person. Call the Inns of Aurora at 315.364.8888 to make your reservation.

Just KIDding! - Lively Run Dairy Celebrates the Birth of their Goat Kids

May 10th, 2014

Lively Run Dairy celebrates the birth of their goat kids Mother's Day Weekend! Come bring your loved ones to our farm to taste our delicious cheese and have a fun day spent with our goat kids. You will fall in love... Activities: - Goat Kid Cuddling - Bottle Feeding - Cheese Tastings - Goat Milking Demonstration at 11:00, 1:00, & 3:00 - "Meet the Cheese-maker" tours for $7.50 at 12pm, 2pm, & 4pm - Cheesecake and beverages - Games for Children - Shopping for Moms - Raffle drawing every hour for a chance to win Lively Run Cheese - proceeds will go to buying goats through Heifer International *** Limited bottle feeding tickets available for $3/bottle. The times for bottle feeding will be at 12pm, 1:30pm, 3pm, and 4:30pm. Please email us at info@livelyrun.com or call us at 607-532-4647 to purchase advance tickets. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for contests involving the "Just KIDding!" event. Please call ahead for large group reservations.

Hometown Heroes Day

May 10th, 2014

Meet a firefighter, EMT, and other local heroes. Check out their equipment and learn about how they serve the community. See a theater performance by Allendale Columbia students. Included with general museum admission fees.

Mother's Day Brunch at Holiday Inn Elmira

May 11th, 2014

Holiday Inn Elmira Riverview 760 E. Water Street Elmira, NY 14901 607-734-4211 www.FingerLakesHotels.com

Gather your Mom and the family and join us on Mother's Day for our annual Mother's Day Brunch. We will take care of everything for you, giving Mom a break and you some extra quality time to spend with her. Just come, sit back, and enjoy a variety of favorites on our spectacular buff and enjoy a variety of favorites on our spectacular buffet. What's On The Menu • Made to order Omelets and Waffles • Bacon, Sausage Links, Scrambled Eggs, Homefries • Sausage Gravy and Biscuits • Carved Roast Beef with Au Jus • Virginia Ham with Pineapple Glaze • Seafood Newburg with Pastry Shell • Lemon Peppered Chicken with Grilled Vegetable Medley • Baked Penne with Marinara Sauce • Roasted Red Potatoes • Garden Blend Mixed Vegetables • Assorted Salads • Dessert Bar ... And Much More!

Cost: $18.95 for adults, $9.95 for children 5-12, $3.95 for children 2-4

Reservations are highly recommended. To go orders are available. Please call 607.734.0402 for reservations.

Anthony's Restaurant open for Regular breakfast menu from 8:00 am - 10:00 am

Regular dinner menu from 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Women & Wine at Three Brothers Wineries and Estates

May 11th, 2014

We Kindly Invite You to Join Us!

When: May 11th 2014, Noon to Five
Where: Three Brothers Wineries and Estates
Located on 623 Lerch Road in Geneva

A celebration of the women we love.
Treat your special lady to a day of
Wine Tasting, Shopping and much, much more.
www.flxwomenandwine.com

Mother's Day Buffett at Veraisons Restaurant

May 11th, 2014

Mother’s Day Buffet at Veraisons Restaurant Glenora Wine Cellars 5435 State Route 14 Dundee, NY 14837 800-243-5513 www.glenora.com info@glenora.com http://www.glenora.com/Restaurant/Menus/Event-Menus/Mothers-Day-Brunch Sunday, May 11th, 2014 ~ Serving 11:00am to 3:00pm Adults $29.95 Children $12 (12 & under) plus tax and gratuity Advanced Reservations Strongly Suggested by calling 800-243-5513 Live Entertainment by Distilled Carving Selections Sliced Prime Rib with Horseradish Cream Sauce Roasted Turkey Breast with Turkey Au Jus Main Courses Omelet Station– Create Your Own Brioche French Toast with Strawberry Compote Eggs Florentine with Canadian Bacon Asparagus & Cheddar Quiche Sautéed Chicken and Pasta with Pesto Cream Sauce Oven Roasted Salmon with Tarragon Crème Fraiche Sides Applewood Smoked Bacon Local Sausage Links Thyme Buttered Green Beans Farfalle Pasta Salad Mixed Spring Greens Asparagus & Pea Soup Potatoes Boulangerie Saffron Rice Pilaf more Fresh Fruit Local Cheese Display Fresh Baked Muffins Miniature Tea Sandwiches House-made Scones House-made Dessert Bar

Mother's Day Brunch

May 11th, 2014

Leave the burnt toast and the scrambled eggs in bed at home, and join us for our annual Mother’s Day brunch, featuring a wide variety of entrees, including such favorites as eggs Benedict, and signature house dishes such as our Boston clam chowder, and our pastry chef’s stunning desserts. $40 per person; $25 for children under 12; children under 5 eat free. Call the Inns of Aurora front desk at 315.364.8888 to make your reservation.

Disney's Beauty and the Beast

May 13th, 2014

May 13-18, 2014 Live On Stage! NETworks Presents Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST THE MOST BEAUTIFUL LOVE STORY EVER TOLD COMES TO LIFE! Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, the smash hit Broadway musical, is returning to Rochester! Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature film, this eye-popping spectacle has won the hearts of over 35 million people worldwide. This classic musical love story is filled with unforgettable characters, lavish sets and costumes, and dazzling production numbers including “Be Our Guest” and the beloved title song. Experience the romance and enchantment of Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at the Auditorium Theatre! Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST is the classic story of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped in a spell placed by an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed to his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.

Dinner Theater at the Hilton Garden Inn Elmira Corning

May 17th, 2014

Dinner Theater is back at the Hilton Garden Inn
“Villainy at the Villanova Vaudeville”

Performed by Old Havana Courthouse Theatre

Saturday, May 17th
5:30 pm Meet & Greet, 6 pm Dinner, 7 pm Show

$34.95 per person, plus tax & gratuity

Ticket Price Includes show and 3 course meal
Entrée Choice of Tilapia with Cajun Shrimp, Champagne Chicken Breast
or Pasta with fresh vegetables tossed in a Chardonnay Sauce
Advance Reservations Required ~ 607-795-1111

*$3 per ticket will be donated to the Food Bank of the Southern Tier

Open Mic Night at the Arts Center of Yates County

May 22nd, 2014

The open mic nights will be held at the Art Center on 127 Main St., Penn Yan from 7:00PM to 9:00PM. Ongoing open mics will be held on the last Thursday of each month. The Art Center Open Mic will provide a family friendly atmosphere for musicians of all ages, all skill levels, and all kinds of musical interests to come out and show their stuff, or play and network with other music lovers. Several local musicians will host the event: David Goodrich, stand-up bass; Bryan Flood, guitar; Trever Findley, saxophone; Barbara Anderson, keyboard; and Casey Kowalski, saxophone. There is no charge to watch or participate in this event. Donations to the Art Center of Yates County are always welcome. Contact the Arts Center at 315-536-8226 or info@artscenteryatescounty.org.

Boardwalk Arcade & Pinball Playfields Exhibit Opening

May 24th, 2014

Step right up! Celebrate seaside amusements in all their beeping, blipping, vibrant glory. Stroll through a scene that evokes the heyday of 19th- and early 20th-century resorts such as Coney Island and Atlantic City, and play your way through an all-new gallery of pinball machines. Opening weekend only, enjoy Flower City Vaudeville’s unique brand of entertainment with an array of strolling and “pop-up” circus acts. Enjoy playful performances that include unicycle riding, comedy, accordion playing, pantomime, and more. Included with general museum admission fees.

Farm-To-Table Wine and Cooking Adventure

May 25th, 2014

Immerse yourself in the bounty the Finger Lakes. On this one-of-a-kind culinary wine tour, you will create a Finger Lakes meal from the ground up. Our day unfolds at Silver Queen Farm. Upon arrival, you are greeted by the farmer, who will take you into his fields to harvest the day’s bounty for your cooking class. Upon your return, regional chef Samantha Buyskes will be ready to begin the class. Part hands on, part demonstration class, you will learn and discover the beauty and richness of making a meal with ingredients grown from the farm. With your assistance, Chef Samantha will prepare and demonstrate the creation of a three-course lunch featuring the farm's ingredients and wines made at local Silver Thread Vineyards. Enjoy the flavors of the Finger Lakes as you learn about preparation and cooking methods, shopping tips, and the magic behind the wonderful regional food of our area. Each guest receives the recipes from the meal, and has the opportunity to purchase the farm-fresh ingredients to bring a bit of Finger Lakes freshness home with you. After the class, we make our way to Silver Thread Vineyards. Here you will meet Shannon or Paul Brock, the winery's owners and winemakers. They will share with you a vineyard tour and wine cellar experience that describes what goes into making their fabulous award-winning wines. You will then enjoy a wine tasting paired with Finger Lakes cheese and other locally sourced products. Afterwards, you will of course have the opportunity to purchase the wine featured during your cooking class to complete your home menu. Join us for this very special tour series, expand your mind, palate, and skills as you indulge in the wonders of the Finger Lakes. Sunday, May 25 - A Taste of Spring Saturday, June 28 - A Trip to Provence Saturday, July 12 - A Twist on Asian Saturday, August 2 - Great Tex Mex Saturday, September, 6 - Southern Style Saturday, October 4 - A Taste of Autumn Tour Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm and departs from Downtown Ithaca Price: $135 per person (includes 3-course meal, all tasting and cooking class fees). Tour Guide Gratuity not included.

Ithaca Festival

May 29th, 2014

Over 1,000 talented local musicians, poets, painters, dancers, comedians, clowns, acrobats, community groups, and ensembles perform throughout the Ithaca Festival weekend. The festival also includes the Spring Craft Show, an arts and crafts fair with over 100 handcrafting artists and gourmet food vendors. The weekend after Memorial Day, traditionally the festival kicks off with the parade which travels south along Cayuga St. to Dewitt Park. For the full schedule of events visit the website at: www.ithacafestival.org or call 607-273-3646.

Ithaca Restaurant Week: Summer Edition

May 31st, 2014 - June 8th, 2014

Summer Restaurant Week May 31-June 8, 2014 Restaurant Week enables residents and tourists to enjoy great food at moderate prices. Previous specials have included: 3-course fixed price menus, a free appetizer, dessert, or wine with the purchase of an entrée, $10-lunch special, and $20-dinner specials. Many restaurants put on special events to highlight bar and restaurant items. Wineries often host free wine tastings with appetizers. Twenty to 30 restaurants have participated in each Restaurant Week in Tompkins County to date. In 2014 we are expanding offerings including packaged tours and special events. Book your hotel early and view menus at www.restaurantweekithaca.com.

June

First Friday Gallery Night

June 6th, 2014

Downtown galleries and art houses of Ithaca host exciting First Friday monthly evening receptions for their latest art exhibits, showcasing the work of local, national, and international artists. With an average of nineteen sites participating monthly, this event has grown to be a can’t miss monthly event. First Friday Gallery Night of Ithaca has a little something for everyone. Be sure to check out the gallery after hours events as well. www.gallerynightithaca.com

A Sense of Place: Finger Lakes Wines and the World Wine Pairing Series

June 6th, 2014

Each wine we drink has a story to tell: A story about the region from which it comes, the vineyard in which it’s grown, and the winemaker who creates it. The Finger Lakes wine making story spans over 150 years and is in the midst of a new exciting chapter. Join us for a special monthly wine tasting series where you will discover the sense of place associated with a sampling of Finger Lakes wine compared with similar varietals and styles from all around the world. Those who do will walk away with a greater appreciation of the wines of our special region, as well as other classic winemaking regions around the globe. The event is hosted by by Laura Winter Falk owner of Experience! The Finger Lakes. Laura holds a doctorate in nutrition, is a member of the Guild of Sommeliers, and is known for her fun and engaging presentations on food and wine. Held at La Tourelle Resort and Spa the first Friday of the month from 5-6pm, this is a unique opportunity to enjoy some fabulous wines and walk away with an enhanced understanding of world wines. 2014 Dates: March 7 April 4 May 2 June 6 July 4 Aug 1 Sept 5 Oct 10 Nov 7 Dec 5 Cost: $5 per person, Guests of La Tourelle are free of charge Time: 5-6pm Location: The Bistro at La Tourelle Resort and Spa. Transportation to/from the event is not provided. Contact: Experience! The Finger Lakes at 607-233-4818 or info@experiencefingerlakes.com

Experience Schuyler

June 6th, 2014

DATES: Kick-Off, Fri., June 6th, 5:30 pm—7:30 pm, LaFayette Park Pavillion
Sat., June 7th, 9 am—7 pm Sun., June 8th, 12 pm—3pm

WHAT IT IS: In 2013, Experience Schuyler and Small Business Saturday were two successful first-time events that happened in Schuyler County to help promote Small Business and Shop Local. This year, Experience Schuyler is expanding their influence by partnering with FLTA and WGACoC to create interest in the Shop Local Movement within an atmosphere of fun and exploration of Schuyler County for those who live here and those who visit.

HOW IT WORKS: Shoppers will pick up a Passport Postcard at any participating business before or during the event. A FREE canvas bag with goodies from all businesses will be handed out to participants at the Kick-Off in LaFayette Park during the Farmer’s Market. During the event they will be expected to visit a minimum of 3 locations in each of several areas of Schuyler County to be eligible for the Door Prize Basket Drawings of items donated by the participating businesses. People who visit the most locations will qualify for a special drawing.

As the shoppers visit participating businesses, they will be expected to find the Experience Schuyler Game Piece that will be hidden in plain view. They will then reveal the location to an employee at the business before they re-ceive a stamp on their passport.

Joyful Adornments JUNE FIRST FRIDAY Bead Demonstration 4-7pm

June 6th, 2014

Delight your spirit with Joyful Adornments created by glass artist Bonnie Scott of Odessa, NY. June's FIRST FRIDAY will be Paw Print Beads & Twisted Glass Demonstration. Do you SKYPE? My out-of-town fans can join in on the June First Friday BEAD making event by SKYPE! Contact me to schedule your time!

Olde-Tyme Rhubarb Festival & Classic Car Cruise-In

June 7th, 2014

Step back in time with Montezuma Winery & Hidden Marsh Distillery as we celebrate the rhubarb harvest season with our 6th Annual Olde-Tyme Rhubarb Festival & Classic Car Cruise-In. Visitors will enjoy rhubarb specialties, while sampling some of the most unique fruit, grape and honey wines and spirits in the Finger Lakes. Refreshments include hots & hamburgers, salt potatoes, rhubarb chili, fresh rhubarb, rhubarb pies, rhubarb crisp, frozen wine slushies and of course wine! If you’re looking for some rhubarb fun, play to win at the rhubarb stalk throw or enter the hula hoop contest. Take a stroll down memory lane viewing some of the classic cars of the “good old days” on display. If you would like to show off your classic car at this event, call us at 315-568-8190 to register(free) before 5/30. Enjoy music entertainment on the Montezuma stage. All are invited to join us for a fun-filled day of food, music, rhubarb and wine! Fee for food.

Experience Schuyler

June 7th, 2014

DATES: Kick-Off, Fri., June 6th, 5:30 pm—7:30 pm, LaFayette Park Pavillion
Sat., June 7th, 9 am—7 pm Sun., June 8th, 12 pm—3pm

WHAT IT IS: In 2013, Experience Schuyler and Small Business Saturday were two successful first-time events that happened in Schuyler County to help promote Small Business and Shop Local. This year, Experience Schuyler is expanding their influence by partnering with FLTA and WGACoC to create interest in the Shop Local Movement within an atmosphere of fun and exploration of Schuyler County for those who live here and those who visit.

HOW IT WORKS: Shoppers will pick up a Passport Postcard at any participating business before or during the event. A FREE canvas bag with goodies from all businesses will be handed out to participants at the Kick-Off in LaFayette Park during the Farmer’s Market. During the event they will be expected to visit a minimum of 3 locations in each of several areas of Schuyler County to be eligible for the Door Prize Basket Drawings of items donated by the participating businesses. People who visit the most locations will qualify for a special drawing.

As the shoppers visit participating businesses, they will be expected to find the Experience Schuyler Game Piece that will be hidden in plain view. They will then reveal the location to an employee at the business before they re-ceive a stamp on their passport.

 

Fairy House Magic

June 7th, 2014

Meet Fairy Houses author Tracy Kane, learn how to build a fairy house, dress up like a pixie, and more. Enjoy an ethereal musical performance by Hochstein Scholarship Flute Choir on Saturday at 1 p.m. Included with general museum admission fees.

Experience Schuyler

June 8th, 2014

DATES: Kick-Off, Fri., June 6th, 5:30 pm—7:30 pm, LaFayette Park Pavillion
Sat., June 7th, 9 am—7 pm Sun., June 8th, 12 pm—3pm

WHAT IT IS: In 2013, Experience Schuyler and Small Business Saturday were two successful first-time events that happened in Schuyler County to help promote Small Business and Shop Local. This year, Experience Schuyler is expanding their influence by partnering with FLTA and WGACoC to create interest in the Shop Local Movement within an atmosphere of fun and exploration of Schuyler County for those who live here and those who visit.

HOW IT WORKS: Shoppers will pick up a Passport Postcard at any participating business before or during the event. A FREE canvas bag with goodies from all businesses will be handed out to participants at the Kick-Off in LaFayette Park during the Farmer’s Market. During the event they will be expected to visit a minimum of 3 locations in each of several areas of Schuyler County to be eligible for the Door Prize Basket Drawings of items donated by the participating businesses. People who visit the most locations will qualify for a special drawing.

As the shoppers visit participating businesses, they will be expected to find the Experience Schuyler Game Piece that will be hidden in plain view. They will then reveal the location to an employee at the business before they re-ceive a stamp on their passport.

Fairy House Magic

June 8th, 2014

Meet Fairy Houses author Tracy Kane, learn how to build a fairy house, dress up like a pixie, and more. Enjoy a musical performance by the Hochstein Little Singers on Sunday at 1 p.m. Included with general museum admission fees.

Oh, Coward! - Bristol Valley Theater

June 12th, 2014 - June 22nd, 2014

Music and lyrics by Noel Coward, devised by Roderick Cook A sparkling revue of the music and musings of a comic master! Show runs June 12 - 22 We’re starting off our 50th anniversary season with a marvelous party--and you’re invited! An intoxicating cocktail of the effervescent songs and fiendishly clever wit of Noel Coward. His sparkling songs (Mad About the Boy, I’ll Follow My Secret Heart) and charming dialogue from classics like Blithe Spirit & Private Lives combine for an unforgettable evening.

Wine Symposium of the Finger Lakes

June 13th, 2014 - June 14th, 2014

Wildflowers & Wine

June 15th, 2014

Montezuma Winery & the Friends of the Montezuma Wetlands Complex will partner for this family, fun-filled event on Father's Day, June 15th from 11am-4pm. -FREE early morning guided birding walk from 9-10:30am(contact the winery to RSVP req'd by ). **ALL main event activities will be held at Montezuma Winery. Main Event 11am-4pm (free admission) -Scheduled bus tours of the Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge -Wildlife Displays -Art & Craft vendors -Food, Wine & Wine Slushies Live music by Mitty & The Followers For the 11th year in a row just for this event, we will introduce our collector's limited edition wine with a portion of the sales to be donated to the FOTMWC for the continuing conservation efforts. Fee for food & wine. *No RSVP required for main event. For more information, call 315-568-8190 or email us.

Father's Day Barbecue

June 15th, 2014

Celebrate the most important men in your life (or simply spend the day with loved ones) during our annual Father’s Day Barbecue. Enjoy lawn games, swimming, Dixieland jazz–and free draft beer for dad. $25 per person; $12 for children under 12. Call the Inns of Aurora at 315-364-8888 to make your reservation

M&T Bank Summer Concert Series

June 19th, 2014

M&T Bank Summer Concert Series Thursday Evenings, June 19- September 4 The Downtown Ithaca Summer Concert Series is a free outdoor concert series held every Thursday evening outside of the historic State Theatre on 100 W. State Street. This family friendly venue features both local and national acts performing music in genres including jazz, blues, reggae, folk, country zydeco, blue grass, rock, and more. The series is promoted regionally and attracts a diverse audience. With its outdoor Beer and Wine Garden this is a favorite among locals and visitors alike.

2014 Owego Strawberry Festival Will Celebrate 34 Years

June 20th, 2014 - June 21st, 2014

The Historic Owego Marketplace in downtown Owego is pleased to announce

 


plans for the upcoming 34th Annual Strawberry Festival to be held Friday night, 5:30-10:30 pm June 20 and on Saturday, June 21, 9:00-5:00 pm.  New committee co-chairs, Fran and Sandy Dunbar, are excited to help plan some very exciting activities at the festival and hope this year's event claims to be the best ever!

www.owegostrawberryfestival.com.  

Come join us!

Next Fall - Bristol Valley Theater

June 26th, 2014 - July 6th, 2014

Play by Geoffrey Nauffts An award-winner that the NY Times called “the funniest heartbreaker in town.” Show runs June 26 - July 6 Two men in love, two parents in denial, two friends on speed dial. When Luke is critically injured in a car accident, his partner Adam must negotiate Luke’s family and reconcile the differences in their faiths. Timely and touching, the play exposes the fundamental truth that we love people both because of – and in spite of – who they are. A thought-provoking look at faith, commitment and unconditional love.

Sahlen's Six Hours of The Glen

June 26th, 2014 - June 29th, 2014

Open Mic Night at the Arts Center of Yates County

June 26th, 2014

The open mic nights will be held at the Art Center on 127 Main St., Penn Yan from 7:00PM to 9:00PM. Ongoing open mics will be held on the last Thursday of each month. The Art Center Open Mic will provide a family friendly atmosphere for musicians of all ages, all skill levels, and all kinds of musical interests to come out and show their stuff, or play and network with other music lovers. Several local musicians will host the event: David Goodrich, stand-up bass; Bryan Flood, guitar; Trever Findley, saxophone; Barbara Anderson, keyboard; and Casey Kowalski, saxophone. There is no charge to watch or participate in this event. Donations to the Art Center of Yates County are always welcome. Contact the Arts Center at 315-536-8226 or info@artscenteryatescounty.org.

Cherry Festival

June 28th, 2014 - June 29th, 2014

Varick Winery & Vineyard, 5102 State Route 89, Romulus, New York, is hosting its 10th Annual Cherry Festival on June 28 & 29, 2014, from 9:30 am to 6:00 pm, rain or shine. Enjoy sweet and sour cherry picking, food, wine, sweet treats, music by Bad JuJu on Saturday (6/28) and by Agonal Rhythm on Sunday (6/29), hay rides, and arts and crafts vendors, offering such treasures as jewelry, glassware, fragrance oils, wind chimes, garden items, and wood carvings. Admission is free. Varick Winery is located on the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail. For more information, call 315-549-8797 or visit www.varickwinery.com.

Farm-To-Table Wine and Cooking Adventure

June 28th, 2014

Immerse yourself in the bounty the Finger Lakes. On this one-of-a-kind culinary wine tour, you will create a Finger Lakes meal from the ground up. Our day unfolds at Silver Queen Farm. Upon arrival, you are greeted by the farmer, who will take you into his fields to harvest the day’s bounty for your cooking class. Upon your return, regional chef Samantha Buyskes will be ready to begin the class. Part hands on, part demonstration class, you will learn and discover the beauty and richness of making a meal with ingredients grown from the farm. With your assistance, Chef Samantha will prepare and demonstrate the creation of a three-course lunch featuring the farm's ingredients and wines made at local Silver Thread Vineyards. Enjoy the flavors of the Finger Lakes as you learn about preparation and cooking methods, shopping tips, and the magic behind the wonderful regional food of our area. Each guest receives the recipes from the meal, and has the opportunity to purchase the farm-fresh ingredients to bring a bit of Finger Lakes freshness home with you. After the class, we make our way to Silver Thread Vineyards. Here you will meet Shannon or Paul Brock, the winery's owners and winemakers. They will share with you a vineyard tour and wine cellar experience that describes what goes into making their fabulous award-winning wines. You will then enjoy a wine tasting paired with Finger Lakes cheese and other locally sourced products. Afterwards, you will of course have the opportunity to purchase the wine featured during your cooking class to complete your home menu. Join us for this very special tour series, expand your mind, palate, and skills as you indulge in the wonders of the Finger Lakes. Sunday, May 25 - A Taste of Spring Saturday, June 28 - A Trip to Provence Saturday, July 12 - A Twist on Asian Saturday, August 2 - Great Tex Mex Saturday, September, 6 - Southern Style Saturday, October 4 - A Taste of Autumn Tour Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm and departs from Downtown Ithaca Price: $135 per person (includes 3-course meal, all tasting and cooking class fees). Tour Guide Gratuity not included.

5th Annual Winestock NY

June 28th, 2014

Winestock NY 2014: 5th Anniversary

Saturday, June 28

12:00p-5:00p

Three Brothers Wineries & Estates, 

623 Lerch Rd, Geneva, NY 14456

315-585-4432

www.winestockny.org

 

For one afternoon, the wineries of New York come together to show their industry a little love with their annual 'Wine-In' and you're invited! Join us in the vineyards of Three Brothers Wineries & Estates for an afternoon of live music, great NYS wines, seminars, and local foods and artisans to benefit the NY Wine Industry Association. Tickets $15 in advance through www.winestockny.org, or $25 at door. 

July

A Sense of Place: Finger Lakes Wines and the World Wine Pairing Series

July 4th, 2014

Each wine we drink has a story to tell: A story about the region from which it comes, the vineyard in which it’s grown, and the winemaker who creates it. The Finger Lakes wine making story spans over 150 years and is in the midst of a new exciting chapter. Join us for a special monthly wine tasting series where you will discover the sense of place associated with a sampling of Finger Lakes wine compared with similar varietals and styles from all around the world. Those who do will walk away with a greater appreciation of the wines of our special region, as well as other classic winemaking regions around the globe. The event is hosted by by Laura Winter Falk owner of Experience! The Finger Lakes. Laura holds a doctorate in nutrition, is a member of the Guild of Sommeliers, and is known for her fun and engaging presentations on food and wine. Held at La Tourelle Resort and Spa the first Friday of the month from 5-6pm, this is a unique opportunity to enjoy some fabulous wines and walk away with an enhanced understanding of world wines. 2014 Dates: March 7 April 4 May 2 June 6 July 4 Aug 1 Sept 5 Oct 10 Nov 7 Dec 5 Cost: $5 per person, Guests of La Tourelle are free of charge Time: 5-6pm Location: The Bistro at La Tourelle Resort and Spa. Transportation to/from the event is not provided. Contact: Experience! The Finger Lakes at 607-233-4818 or info@experiencefingerlakes.com

Fulkerson Winery 25th Anniversary Party

July 5th, 2014

Join us to celebrate 25 years! July 5th at 6pm we're hosting a big bash complete with delicious food, great live music, local beer, and of course Fulkerson wine! Admission is free, food and drinks are available to purchase separately

Deathtrap - Bristol Valley Theater

July 10th, 2014 - July 20th, 2014

A thriller from Ira Levin, the twisted imagination that authored Rosemary’s Baby. Show runs July 10 - 20 Writing a Broadway hit can be murder! Stumped by writer’s block, Sidney Bruehl’s stellar playwrighting career has screeched to a halt, until a young unknown writing student sends him a manuscript to read and critique. Sidney recognizes a potential blockbuster. Will his next plot be a plan to bump off the young man and claim the manuscript for his own?

First Friday Gallery Night

July 11th, 2014

Downtown galleries and art houses of Ithaca host exciting First Friday monthly evening receptions for their latest art exhibits, showcasing the work of local, national, and international artists. With an average of nineteen sites participating monthly, this event has grown to be a can’t miss monthly event. First Friday Gallery Night of Ithaca has a little something for everyone. Be sure to check out the gallery after hours events as well. www.gallerynightithaca.com

Finger Lakes Wine Festival

July 11th, 2014 - July 13th, 2014

Farm-To-Table Wine and Cooking Adventure

July 12th, 2014

Immerse yourself in the bounty the Finger Lakes. On this one-of-a-kind culinary wine tour, you will create a Finger Lakes meal from the ground up. Our day unfolds at Silver Queen Farm. Upon arrival, you are greeted by the farmer, who will take you into his fields to harvest the day’s bounty for your cooking class. Upon your return, regional chef Samantha Buyskes will be ready to begin the class. Part hands on, part demonstration class, you will learn and discover the beauty and richness of making a meal with ingredients grown from the farm. With your assistance, Chef Samantha will prepare and demonstrate the creation of a three-course lunch featuring the farm's ingredients and wines made at local Silver Thread Vineyards. Enjoy the flavors of the Finger Lakes as you learn about preparation and cooking methods, shopping tips, and the magic behind the wonderful regional food of our area. Each guest receives the recipes from the meal, and has the opportunity to purchase the farm-fresh ingredients to bring a bit of Finger Lakes freshness home with you. After the class, we make our way to Silver Thread Vineyards. Here you will meet Shannon or Paul Brock, the winery's owners and winemakers. They will share with you a vineyard tour and wine cellar experience that describes what goes into making their fabulous award-winning wines. You will then enjoy a wine tasting paired with Finger Lakes cheese and other locally sourced products. Afterwards, you will of course have the opportunity to purchase the wine featured during your cooking class to complete your home menu. Join us for this very special tour series, expand your mind, palate, and skills as you indulge in the wonders of the Finger Lakes. Sunday, May 25 - A Taste of Spring Saturday, June 28 - A Trip to Provence Saturday, July 12 - A Twist on Asian Saturday, August 2 - Great Tex Mex Saturday, September, 6 - Southern Style Saturday, October 4 - A Taste of Autumn Tour Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm and departs from Downtown Ithaca Price: $135 per person (includes 3-course meal, all tasting and cooking class fees). Tour Guide Gratuity not included.

Les Miserables - Bristol Valley Theater

July 24th, 2014 - August 3rd, 2014

Music by Claude-Michel Schönberg Lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer The world’s most beloved musical, as you’ve never seen it before! Show runs July 24 - August 3 Jean Valjean steals a loaf of bread to feed his starving family. From this simple act of desperation springs a classic tale of broken dreams, passion, obsession, and redemption, set against the backdrop of a nation in the grip of revolution. Whether it’s your first time experiencing this enthralling story, or your 101st, you won’t want to miss this thrilling score and this timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit!

Open Mic Night at the Arts Center of Yates County

July 24th, 2014

The open mic nights will be held at the Art Center on 127 Main St., Penn Yan from 7:00PM to 9:00PM. Ongoing open mics will be held on the last Thursday of each month. The Art Center Open Mic will provide a family friendly atmosphere for musicians of all ages, all skill levels, and all kinds of musical interests to come out and show their stuff, or play and network with other music lovers. Several local musicians will host the event: David Goodrich, stand-up bass; Bryan Flood, guitar; Trever Findley, saxophone; Barbara Anderson, keyboard; and Casey Kowalski, saxophone. There is no charge to watch or participate in this event. Donations to the Art Center of Yates County are always welcome. Contact the Arts Center at 315-536-8226 or info@artscenteryatescounty.org.

Chocoholic's Celebration

July 26th, 2014

Varick Winery & Vineyard, 5102 State Route 89, Cayuga Lake Wine Trail, Romulus, New York, is hosting Chocoholics Celebration on July 26, 2014, 9:30 am to 6:00 pm. Celebrate National Milk Chocolate Day and indulge your sweet tooth with complimentary milk chocolate treats. 315-549-8797 or www.varickwinery.com

August

First Friday Gallery Night

August 1st, 2014

Downtown galleries and art houses of Ithaca host exciting First Friday monthly evening receptions for their latest art exhibits, showcasing the work of local, national, and international artists. With an average of nineteen sites participating monthly, this event has grown to be a can’t miss monthly event. First Friday Gallery Night of Ithaca has a little something for everyone. Be sure to check out the gallery after hours events as well. www.gallerynightithaca.com

A Sense of Place: Finger Lakes Wines and the World Wine Pairing Series

August 1st, 2014

Each wine we drink has a story to tell: A story about the region from which it comes, the vineyard in which it’s grown, and the winemaker who creates it. The Finger Lakes wine making story spans over 150 years and is in the midst of a new exciting chapter. Join us for a special monthly wine tasting series where you will discover the sense of place associated with a sampling of Finger Lakes wine compared with similar varietals and styles from all around the world. Those who do will walk away with a greater appreciation of the wines of our special region, as well as other classic winemaking regions around the globe. The event is hosted by by Laura Winter Falk owner of Experience! The Finger Lakes. Laura holds a doctorate in nutrition, is a member of the Guild of Sommeliers, and is known for her fun and engaging presentations on food and wine. Held at La Tourelle Resort and Spa the first Friday of the month from 5-6pm, this is a unique opportunity to enjoy some fabulous wines and walk away with an enhanced understanding of world wines. 2014 Dates: March 7 April 4 May 2 June 6 July 4 Aug 1 Sept 5 Oct 10 Nov 7 Dec 5 Cost: $5 per person, Guests of La Tourelle are free of charge Time: 5-6pm Location: The Bistro at La Tourelle Resort and Spa. Transportation to/from the event is not provided. Contact: Experience! The Finger Lakes at 607-233-4818 or info@experiencefingerlakes.com

Farm-To-Table Wine and Cooking Adventure

August 2nd, 2014

Immerse yourself in the bounty the Finger Lakes. On this one-of-a-kind culinary wine tour, you will create a Finger Lakes meal from the ground up. Our day unfolds at Silver Queen Farm. Upon arrival, you are greeted by the farmer, who will take you into his fields to harvest the day’s bounty for your cooking class. Upon your return, regional chef Samantha Buyskes will be ready to begin the class. Part hands on, part demonstration class, you will learn and discover the beauty and richness of making a meal with ingredients grown from the farm. With your assistance, Chef Samantha will prepare and demonstrate the creation of a three-course lunch featuring the farm's ingredients and wines made at local Silver Thread Vineyards. Enjoy the flavors of the Finger Lakes as you learn about preparation and cooking methods, shopping tips, and the magic behind the wonderful regional food of our area. Each guest receives the recipes from the meal, and has the opportunity to purchase the farm-fresh ingredients to bring a bit of Finger Lakes freshness home with you. After the class, we make our way to Silver Thread Vineyards. Here you will meet Shannon or Paul Brock, the winery's owners and winemakers. They will share with you a vineyard tour and wine cellar experience that describes what goes into making their fabulous award-winning wines. You will then enjoy a wine tasting paired with Finger Lakes cheese and other locally sourced products. Afterwards, you will of course have the opportunity to purchase the wine featured during your cooking class to complete your home menu. Join us for this very special tour series, expand your mind, palate, and skills as you indulge in the wonders of the Finger Lakes. Sunday, May 25 - A Taste of Spring Saturday, June 28 - A Trip to Provence Saturday, July 12 - A Twist on Asian Saturday, August 2 - Great Tex Mex Saturday, September, 6 - Southern Style Saturday, October 4 - A Taste of Autumn Tour Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm and departs from Downtown Ithaca Price: $135 per person (includes 3-course meal, all tasting and cooking class fees). Tour Guide Gratuity not included.

Garlic Festival - Fox Run Vineyards

August 2nd, 2014 - August 3rd, 2014

Festival celebrating the  artisan garlic cultivated in the Finger Lakes

What the Butler Saw - Bristol Valley Theater

August 7th, 2014 - August 17th, 2014

A wild and wacky romp by Joe Orton! Show runs August 7 - 17 When bawdy Dr. Prentice makes a pass at his shapely young secretary, and Mrs. Prentice--who’s just returning from her own hanky panky with a hotel bell hop--walks in on her husband’s indiscretion, the fun’s begun! A zany series of machinations ensues as each tries to hide their infidelities from the other. Add a Government inspector, guns, strait jackets, men dressed as women, women dressed as men, and a policeman searching for the stolen private parts of Winston Churchill, and the situation spirals into the absurd, and the hilarious!

Cheez-It 355 at The Glen

August 7th, 2014 - August 10th, 2014

365: A Year in Revue - Bristol Valley Theater

August 21st, 2014 - August 31st, 2014

A full year’s worth of music in one show! Show runs August 21 - 31 Our GetAway Gang has taken you to places you’ve never been, shared the magic of the movies and passed you the remote for a boob tube revue. This summer, four of your favorite BVT performers will take you on a jukebox journey through the music that celebrates all the seasons and every month of the year. From “April in Paris” to “September Song.” Mark your calendars!

Open Mic Night at the Arts Center of Yates County

August 28th, 2014

The open mic nights will be held at the Art Center on 127 Main St., Penn Yan from 7:00PM to 9:00PM. Ongoing open mics will be held on the last Thursday of each month. The Art Center Open Mic will provide a family friendly atmosphere for musicians of all ages, all skill levels, and all kinds of musical interests to come out and show their stuff, or play and network with other music lovers. Several local musicians will host the event: David Goodrich, stand-up bass; Bryan Flood, guitar; Trever Findley, saxophone; Barbara Anderson, keyboard; and Casey Kowalski, saxophone. There is no charge to watch or participate in this event. Donations to the Art Center of Yates County are always welcome. Contact the Arts Center at 315-536-8226 or info@artscenteryatescounty.org.

September

First Friday Gallery Night

September 5th, 2014

Downtown galleries and art houses of Ithaca host exciting First Friday monthly evening receptions for their latest art exhibits, showcasing the work of local, national, and international artists. With an average of nineteen sites participating monthly, this event has grown to be a can’t miss monthly event. First Friday Gallery Night of Ithaca has a little something for everyone. Be sure to check out the gallery after hours events as well. www.gallerynightithaca.com

Welcome Back Students Party

September 5th, 2014

September 5, 2014 6-9pm All Cornell University and Ithaca College students, whether you’re a Masters student or a college freshman, are invited to Downtown Ithaca to enjoy discounts at Downtown Ithaca eateries, free wine and beer tastings, live music, and more. Details available at www.downtownithaca.com

A Sense of Place: Finger Lakes Wines and the World Wine Pairing Series

September 5th, 2014

Each wine we drink has a story to tell: A story about the region from which it comes, the vineyard in which it’s grown, and the winemaker who creates it. The Finger Lakes wine making story spans over 150 years and is in the midst of a new exciting chapter. Join us for a special monthly wine tasting series where you will discover the sense of place associated with a sampling of Finger Lakes wine compared with similar varietals and styles from all around the world. Those who do will walk away with a greater appreciation of the wines of our special region, as well as other classic winemaking regions around the globe. The event is hosted by by Laura Winter Falk owner of Experience! The Finger Lakes. Laura holds a doctorate in nutrition, is a member of the Guild of Sommeliers, and is known for her fun and engaging presentations on food and wine. Held at La Tourelle Resort and Spa the first Friday of the month from 5-6pm, this is a unique opportunity to enjoy some fabulous wines and walk away with an enhanced understanding of world wines. 2014 Dates: March 7 April 4 May 2 June 6 July 4 Aug 1 Sept 5 Oct 10 Nov 7 Dec 5 Cost: $5 per person, Guests of La Tourelle are free of charge Time: 5-6pm Location: The Bistro at La Tourelle Resort and Spa. Transportation to/from the event is not provided. Contact: Experience! The Finger Lakes at 607-233-4818 or info@experiencefingerlakes.com

Glenora Wine Cellars U.S. Vintage Grand Prix

September 5th, 2014 - September 7th, 2014

Glorious Grape Day

September 6th, 2014

Varick Winery & Vineyard, 5102 State Route 89, Cayuga Lake Wine Trail, Romulus, New York, is hosting Glorious Grape Day on September 6, 2014, 9:30 am to 6:00 pm. Grapes, grapes and more grapes. Enjoy wine tasting and grape treats such as grape pies, frozen grape pops, grape cookies, grape cheesecake, and more. 315-549-8787 or www.varickwinery.com

Farm-To-Table Wine and Cooking Adventure

September 6th, 2014

Immerse yourself in the bounty the Finger Lakes. On this one-of-a-kind culinary wine tour, you will create a Finger Lakes meal from the ground up. Our day unfolds at Silver Queen Farm. Upon arrival, you are greeted by the farmer, who will take you into his fields to harvest the day’s bounty for your cooking class. Upon your return, regional chef Samantha Buyskes will be ready to begin the class. Part hands on, part demonstration class, you will learn and discover the beauty and richness of making a meal with ingredients grown from the farm. With your assistance, Chef Samantha will prepare and demonstrate the creation of a three-course lunch featuring the farm's ingredients and wines made at local Silver Thread Vineyards. Enjoy the flavors of the Finger Lakes as you learn about preparation and cooking methods, shopping tips, and the magic behind the wonderful regional food of our area. Each guest receives the recipes from the meal, and has the opportunity to purchase the farm-fresh ingredients to bring a bit of Finger Lakes freshness home with you. After the class, we make our way to Silver Thread Vineyards. Here you will meet Shannon or Paul Brock, the winery's owners and winemakers. They will share with you a vineyard tour and wine cellar experience that describes what goes into making their fabulous award-winning wines. You will then enjoy a wine tasting paired with Finger Lakes cheese and other locally sourced products. Afterwards, you will of course have the opportunity to purchase the wine featured during your cooking class to complete your home menu. Join us for this very special tour series, expand your mind, palate, and skills as you indulge in the wonders of the Finger Lakes. Sunday, May 25 - A Taste of Spring Saturday, June 28 - A Trip to Provence Saturday, July 12 - A Twist on Asian Saturday, August 2 - Great Tex Mex Saturday, September, 6 - Southern Style Saturday, October 4 - A Taste of Autumn Tour Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm and departs from Downtown Ithaca Price: $135 per person (includes 3-course meal, all tasting and cooking class fees). Tour Guide Gratuity not included.

Woof & Wine West

September 14th, 2014

Woof and Wine is an event at Fulkerson Winery that allows people to enjoy a day out with their four legged friends while supporting rescues, shelters, and local dog related businesses. Leashed dogs are welcome. The event is free to attend and includes wine tasting, raffles, life music, and more. There will even be local shelters with adoptable dogs for you to meet! Shelters and rescues provide second chances for a “forever home” for many animals and teach us about forgiveness, happiness, and true appreciation. Join us!

Finger Lakes Fiber Festival

September 20th, 2014 - September 21st, 2014

Our 20th anniversary!! Our festival features great vendors, with everything you need for fiber arts: raw fleece, roving, spinning supplies, needle felting supplies, dyes, yarns, items needed to knit, crochet, weave—and things you won’t know you need until you see them—not to mention unique, one-of-a-kind, handmade finished items! The Finger Lakes Fiber Festival educates the public about fiber and its sources, promotes small farms, supports fiber artists and fiber-related businesses, and provides a venue for the public to interact with the fiber arts world.

Open Mic Night at the Arts Center of Yates County

September 25th, 2014

The open mic nights will be held at the Art Center on 127 Main St., Penn Yan from 7:00PM to 9:00PM. Ongoing open mics will be held on the last Thursday of each month. The Art Center Open Mic will provide a family friendly atmosphere for musicians of all ages, all skill levels, and all kinds of musical interests to come out and show their stuff, or play and network with other music lovers. Several local musicians will host the event: David Goodrich, stand-up bass; Bryan Flood, guitar; Trever Findley, saxophone; Barbara Anderson, keyboard; and Casey Kowalski, saxophone. There is no charge to watch or participate in this event. Donations to the Art Center of Yates County are always welcome. Contact the Arts Center at 315-536-8226 or info@artscenteryatescounty.org.

October

Ithaca Apple Harvest Festival

October 3rd, 2014

A celebration of food, fun and the fall. This large outdoor event covers five city blocks and occurs on Friday, Saturday and Sunday Oct.3-5, 2014. Each day is full of crafters, entertainment, food, wine, games, rides, farmers markets, and lots and lots of apples.

16th Annual Autumn Festival of Ales

October 4th, 2014

This craft beer festival features over 40 craft beers, live entertainment and a chili cook-off to benefit Mercy Flight. Over 3,000 beer lovers will travel to Honeoye Falls to sample craft beer brewed exclusively by CB Craft Brewers. Beers include CB’s year round brands and over 30 custom beers brewed for restaurants and bars throughout WNY. Festival tents will be set-up at the Honeoye Falls Fireman’s Field located at 321 Monroe Street in Honeoye Falls, NY. Festival hours are 1pm-5pm. The event will also feature live music, hand-rolled Dominican Cigars by Santiago Cigar Factory and local food vendors. Tickets sales will begin late summer 2014.

Farm-To-Table Wine and Cooking Adventure

October 4th, 2014

Immerse yourself in the bounty the Finger Lakes. On this one-of-a-kind culinary wine tour, you will create a Finger Lakes meal from the ground up. Our day unfolds at Silver Queen Farm. Upon arrival, you are greeted by the farmer, who will take you into his fields to harvest the day’s bounty for your cooking class. Upon your return, regional chef Samantha Buyskes will be ready to begin the class. Part hands on, part demonstration class, you will learn and discover the beauty and richness of making a meal with ingredients grown from the farm. With your assistance, Chef Samantha will prepare and demonstrate the creation of a three-course lunch featuring the farm's ingredients and wines made at local Silver Thread Vineyards. Enjoy the flavors of the Finger Lakes as you learn about preparation and cooking methods, shopping tips, and the magic behind the wonderful regional food of our area. Each guest receives the recipes from the meal, and has the opportunity to purchase the farm-fresh ingredients to bring a bit of Finger Lakes freshness home with you. After the class, we make our way to Silver Thread Vineyards. Here you will meet Shannon or Paul Brock, the winery's owners and winemakers. They will share with you a vineyard tour and wine cellar experience that describes what goes into making their fabulous award-winning wines. You will then enjoy a wine tasting paired with Finger Lakes cheese and other locally sourced products. Afterwards, you will of course have the opportunity to purchase the wine featured during your cooking class to complete your home menu. Join us for this very special tour series, expand your mind, palate, and skills as you indulge in the wonders of the Finger Lakes. Sunday, May 25 - A Taste of Spring Saturday, June 28 - A Trip to Provence Saturday, July 12 - A Twist on Asian Saturday, August 2 - Great Tex Mex Saturday, September, 6 - Southern Style Saturday, October 4 - A Taste of Autumn Tour Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm and departs from Downtown Ithaca Price: $135 per person (includes 3-course meal, all tasting and cooking class fees). Tour Guide Gratuity not included.

A Sense of Place: Finger Lakes Wines and the World Wine Pairing Series

October 10th, 2014

Each wine we drink has a story to tell: A story about the region from which it comes, the vineyard in which it’s grown, and the winemaker who creates it. The Finger Lakes wine making story spans over 150 years and is in the midst of a new exciting chapter. Join us for a special monthly wine tasting series where you will discover the sense of place associated with a sampling of Finger Lakes wine compared with similar varietals and styles from all around the world. Those who do will walk away with a greater appreciation of the wines of our special region, as well as other classic winemaking regions around the globe. The event is hosted by by Laura Winter Falk owner of Experience! The Finger Lakes. Laura holds a doctorate in nutrition, is a member of the Guild of Sommeliers, and is known for her fun and engaging presentations on food and wine. Held at La Tourelle Resort and Spa the first Friday of the month from 5-6pm, this is a unique opportunity to enjoy some fabulous wines and walk away with an enhanced understanding of world wines. 2014 Dates: March 7 April 4 May 2 June 6 July 4 Aug 1 Sept 5 Oct 10 Nov 7 Dec 5 Cost: $5 per person, Guests of La Tourelle are free of charge Time: 5-6pm Location: The Bistro at La Tourelle Resort and Spa. Transportation to/from the event is not provided. Contact: Experience! The Finger Lakes at 607-233-4818 or info@experiencefingerlakes.com

Open Mic Night at the Arts Center of Yates County

October 23rd, 2014

The open mic nights will be held at the Art Center on 127 Main St., Penn Yan from 7:00PM to 9:00PM. Ongoing open mics will be held on the last Thursday of each month. The Art Center Open Mic will provide a family friendly atmosphere for musicians of all ages, all skill levels, and all kinds of musical interests to come out and show their stuff, or play and network with other music lovers. Several local musicians will host the event: David Goodrich, stand-up bass; Bryan Flood, guitar; Trever Findley, saxophone; Barbara Anderson, keyboard; and Casey Kowalski, saxophone. There is no charge to watch or participate in this event. Donations to the Art Center of Yates County are always welcome. Contact the Arts Center at 315-536-8226 or info@artscenteryatescounty.org.

Ithaca Oktoberfest

October 25th, 2014

Ithaca Oktoberfest October 25, 2014 Now in its third year, Oktoberfest celebrates the Fall with beer, wine, and food tastings, Sample Finger Lakes wines and beers as well as tasty morsels from local restaurants and food vendors.

Halloween in Downtown

October 30th, 2014

Join in the Halloween Parade! The parade meets at the Greater Ithaca Activities Center at 3:45pm and parades to the Ithaca Commons while trick or treating at local businesses. There will be free music, hot cider, and chili inside Center Ithaca. The Downtown Ithaca Alliance also offers free time in the bounce house and free face painting for trick or treaters.

November

A Sense of Place: Finger Lakes Wines and the World Wine Pairing Series

November 7th, 2014

Each wine we drink has a story to tell: A story about the region from which it comes, the vineyard in which it’s grown, and the winemaker who creates it. The Finger Lakes wine making story spans over 150 years and is in the midst of a new exciting chapter. Join us for a special monthly wine tasting series where you will discover the sense of place associated with a sampling of Finger Lakes wine compared with similar varietals and styles from all around the world. Those who do will walk away with a greater appreciation of the wines of our special region, as well as other classic winemaking regions around the globe. The event is hosted by by Laura Winter Falk owner of Experience! The Finger Lakes. Laura holds a doctorate in nutrition, is a member of the Guild of Sommeliers, and is known for her fun and engaging presentations on food and wine. Held at La Tourelle Resort and Spa the first Friday of the month from 5-6pm, this is a unique opportunity to enjoy some fabulous wines and walk away with an enhanced understanding of world wines. 2014 Dates: March 7 April 4 May 2 June 6 July 4 Aug 1 Sept 5 Oct 10 Nov 7 Dec 5 Cost: $5 per person, Guests of La Tourelle are free of charge Time: 5-6pm Location: The Bistro at La Tourelle Resort and Spa. Transportation to/from the event is not provided. Contact: Experience! The Finger Lakes at 607-233-4818 or info@experiencefingerlakes.com

Light Up The Holidays

November 29th, 2014

Visit Downtown to get in the holiday spirit. A professional lighting display will show off Downtown Ithaca’s beauty in the winter night’s sky.

Thanksgiving Weekend Hidden Treasures of the Cayuga East Wine and Lunch Tour

November 29th, 2014

On this tour, your experience will begin at King Ferry Winery, where you will enjoy a winery tour and learn about the wine making process. This is followed by a tasting of their wines paired with local cheese made right next door. Next, enjoy a fantastic three course lunch at Pumpkin Hill Bistro prepared from locally sourced ingredients. At Long Point Winery, you will do a private vertical barrel tasting of four vintages of the Cabernet Sauvignon. This is followed with a select tasting of their other wines, paired with local chocolate. Our final stop on the tour, Bet the Farm Winery and Gourmet Market, you will enjoy a tasting of their hand-crafted wines paired with New York products featured at their market. Tour will depart from the Holiday Inn in Downtown Ithaca (Hotel Ithaca) at 11:15 am Cost: $120 per person. This price includes the transportation, tasting fees, food/wine pairings, and lunch.

December

A Sense of Place: Finger Lakes Wines and the World Wine Pairing Series

December 5th, 2014

Each wine we drink has a story to tell: A story about the region from which it comes, the vineyard in which it’s grown, and the winemaker who creates it. The Finger Lakes wine making story spans over 150 years and is in the midst of a new exciting chapter. Join us for a special monthly wine tasting series where you will discover the sense of place associated with a sampling of Finger Lakes wine compared with similar varietals and styles from all around the world. Those who do will walk away with a greater appreciation of the wines of our special region, as well as other classic winemaking regions around the globe. The event is hosted by by Laura Winter Falk owner of Experience! The Finger Lakes. Laura holds a doctorate in nutrition, is a member of the Guild of Sommeliers, and is known for her fun and engaging presentations on food and wine. Held at La Tourelle Resort and Spa the first Friday of the month from 5-6pm, this is a unique opportunity to enjoy some fabulous wines and walk away with an enhanced understanding of world wines. 2014 Dates: March 7 April 4 May 2 June 6 July 4 Aug 1 Sept 5 Oct 10 Nov 7 Dec 5 Cost: $5 per person, Guests of La Tourelle are free of charge Time: 5-6pm Location: The Bistro at La Tourelle Resort and Spa. Transportation to/from the event is not provided. Contact: Experience! The Finger Lakes at 607-233-4818 or info@experiencefingerlakes.com

Winter Restaurant Week

December 6th, 2014

Ithaca’s 5th Annual Restaurant Week: Restaurants will offer specials, fixed price menus and events including tastings, cooking classes, Cayuga Wine Trail & Seneca Wine Trail holiday events and more. Try new tasty locations and revisit your favorites. www.restaurantweekithaca.com

Santa's Arrival

December 6th, 2014

Santa and his elves will land in Downtown Ithaca at noon on Saturday, December 6. Followed by photos with Santa, games, music, and dance in Center Ithaca, the fun continues on Sunday with gingerbread crafts for the family.

An Evening of Fire & Ice

December 11th, 2014

Visit the opening day of the Ithaca ice bar outside. Enjoy the winter weather with a glass of beer or wine while watching street performers, such as fire jugglers, at this frosty extravaganza.

Après Ski Party

December 12th, 2014

This is the opportunity to watch this great carving event while celebrating the winter season in all your winter attire. Lounge with a glass of beer or wine from the outdoor bar during this event. The entire family is welcome but you must be 21 or older to purchase an alcoholic beverage.

5th Annual Downtown Chowder Cook-off & Wine and Cheese Expo

December 13th, 2014

Over twenty restaurants will compete for the coveted Chowder Cup. Vegetarian, seafood, and meat chowders are available for hungry patrons. Local and regional wineries pair with the Finger Lakes Cheese trail to bring you this new winter event of tasty delights.

March

Red Tail Ridge Wine Dinner

March 15th, 2015

Join us as we partner with our friends from Seneca Lake winery, Red Tail Ridge, as they join us in presenting a sparkling, paired five-course meal. Featuring the expertise of the Aurora Inn Dining Room culinary team, the dinner promises to be an epicurean delight, as well as education, with both winemakers and Executive Chef Patrick Higgins presenting. $100 per person, inclusive.