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September

Cornell Plantations' Fall Lecture Series: You're the Bee's Kinesis: Poetry and Coevolution

September 3rd, 2014

5:30 pm Our first lecture with Joanie Mackowski, Poet and Professor, Department of English, Cornell University. Garden Party to follow at the Botanical Garden.

Happy Hour and FREE Live Music with Frankie & Tommy

September 3rd, 2014

Happy Hour & FREE Live Music with Frankie & Tommy BOGO Happy Hour 5-6pm beer, wine and mixers FREE Live Music starts at 7pm. Playing 80's Hair Band Hits, Frankie and Tommy are a crowd favorite (especially with the ladies)... Cafe Toscana serving a delightful array of Homemade items until 9pm

All-You-Can-Eat Chocolate Party

September 5th, 2014

Our All-You-Can-Eat Chocolate Party is one event you don't want to miss. Here are the details:•FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2014 •6-9PM •ITHACA LOCATION ONLY - 116 West Green Street •$30.oo PER PERSON. Tickets on sale now at LifesSoSweet.com • Your golden ticket includes: one pass through our outrageous chocolate buffet (if it fits on the plate, its yours!), a choice of one soda fountain special (created especially for this event) and a sweet take away favor. Our entire staff can’t wait to see you for this sweet annual event!

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

Opening Reception: A Feeling of Humanity: Western Art at The Rockwell Museum

September 5th, 2014

Exhibition Opening Reception: A Feeling of Humanity: Western Art from the Ken Ratner Collection at The Rockwell Museum

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 5:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. – Meet the Collector Members: Free, Not-Yet-Members: $10, Students: $5 Space is limited - Reservations are required and must be made by 5 p.m. on September 30th. You are invited to the exhibition opening reception for A Feeling of Humanity: Contemporary Western Art from the Ken Ratner Collection. Organized by The Rockwell Museum with the Mattatuck Museum, A Feeling of Humanity celebrates the art of the western United States. The exhibition includes paintings and works on paper that integrate a multitude of traditions: landscape, portraiture, animal pictures, domestic and urban scenes, and Native Americans. The Ken Ratner collection underlines the democratic nature of art and collecting; spotlights the great American West; and celebrates America’s common humanity. The evening will start promptly at 5:30 p.m. Guests will have the opportunity to see into the world of a collector with an interview between collector, Ken Ratner, and facilitator, Dr. Connie Sullivan-Blum. Exhibition Dates: September 26, 2014 – January 4, 2015

Gallery Night

September 5th, 2014

5:00 - 8:00 pm Opening reception for our new exhibition: Captains, Commerce, and Community: The Impact of the Erie Canal on Tompkins County. Free and open to the public.

Opening Reception for Fall 2014 Exhibitions

September 5th, 2014

5:00 - 7:00 pm Celebrate our two blockbuster fall exhibitions with refreshments, activities, and much more. Cocurators Andy Weislogel and Laurent Ferri will give a special gallery talk on Surrealism and Magic at 4:30 pm.

Joyful Adornments September First Friday - Frit Glass Bead Demo

September 5th, 2014

Bring 30 cans of Friskies (meat & gravy, no seafood) cat food to be donated to the Schuyler County Humane Society, you’ll receive one Frit Glass Bead you helped me to make. Out of town Fans, please send a $20.00 donation to me for the Schuyler County Humane Society or take the cat food to your local Humane Society and ask them to email me about your donation. ($5.00 charge for shipping)

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.

Botanical Garden Highlights Tour

September 6th, 2014

10:00 am Enjoy a guided tour through the Botanical Gardens and discover the beauty and diversity of our numerous theme gardens. $5.00(Free for members, volunteers and Cornell students)

Animal Feeding

September 6th, 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.

Guided Bird Walk

September 6th, 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.

Artists' Forum and Symposium: Contemporary Art from Taiwan

September 6th, 2014

9:00 am - 5:00 pm Registration is free but seating is limited; please contact Elizabeth Saggese at eas8@cornell.edu or 607 254-4642 to reserve a space.

Plant Sale

September 6th, 2014

9:00 am - 2:00 pm Take home some of Plantations gardeners' top picks for your own home landscape. Admission is free-more information: 607-255-2400.

Boardwalk Arcade Exhibit Closing

September 7th, 2014

Last chance to enjoy these seaside amusements in all their beeping, blipping, and vibrant glory. Learn about the history of these popular amusements and their impact on American culture. Play your way through a gallery of classic arcade games, try your skill at redemption games, snap a photo with beach props and cut-outs, and much more. (While several of the games and activities in Boardwalk Arcade can be played freely, some may require purchased tokens. Money collected from the sale of tokens helps maintain these original artifacts.)

Pinball Playfields Exhibit Closing

September 7th, 2014

Don’t miss your chance to play your way through more than 80 years of pinball history. The exhibit traces the evolution of the pinball playfield—the surface where the ball ricochets through a maze of lights and obstacles to rack up points—from countertop games of the 1930s to the sophisticated electronic versions that remain popular today. (Playable machines in Pinball Playfields require purchased tokens. Money collected from the sale of tokens helps maintain these original artifacts.)

Moto-Inventions

September 7th, 2014

1:00 - 2:00 pm Sundays in September. Invent contraptions that can move. Visit our Reinvention Station to tinker with recycled materials and electricity to make whirling, moving machines to take home! Materials provided by Cornell Xraise.

Botanical Garden Highlights Tour

September 7th, 2014

2:00 pm Enjoy a guided tour through the Botanical Gardens and discover the beauty and diversity of our numerous theme gardens. $5.00(Free for members, volunteers and Cornell students)

Café Terrace Music Series at Heron Hill Winery

September 7th, 2014

Shepard Pi Sip, eat, relax & enjoy live music, with a rotating mix of local musicians, on the Blue Heron Café terrace overlooking beautiful Keuka Lake! Sundays from 12:30 to 4:30pm.

Preschool Storytime and Hands-on Activity

September 9th, 2014

Tuesday and Friday, 10:30 - 11:00 am Toddlers and preschoolers are invited to hear the story Fresh Fall Leaves by Betsy Franco and make leaf rubbing impressions.

Taste of Summer Series: Shaw Vineyards

September 10th, 2014

The Inns of Aurora invite you to our complimentary wine tasting series every other Wednesday this summer on our sun-filled lakeside veranda.

Artistic License Plays the Lakeside Restaurant

September 10th, 2014

Artistic License is a musical combo that plays fun jazz and blues music, standards and some things you may not have heard before. Every show is different as their small size allows for great creative expression. Casey Kowalski on tenor saxophone and David Goodrich on acoustic bass are joined by special guests on occasion. The Lakeside Restaurant is located at 13780A West Lake Road, Hammondsport, NY, 14840, 607-868-3636, www.lakesidekeuka.com.

Happy Hour and FREE Live Music with Sarah and Joe Mull

September 10th, 2014

They're Back !!! FREE Live Music with Sarah and Joe Mull BOGO Happy Hour from 5-6pm wine, beer and mixers FREE Live Music from 6-9pm. Cafe Toscana will be serving until 9pm

Opening Reception and Exhibit: What's New

September 12th, 2014

The opening of the Penn Yan Art Guild’s exhibit , "What's New" , a multimedia art show, will be held on Friday, September 12th, 2014 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Wine tastings during the opening are graciously donated by Vineyard View Winery. The show runs from September 8th through October 6th at the Arts Center of Yates County located at 127 Main St., Penn Yan, NY, 14527. Call 315-536-8226 or www.artscenteryatescounty.org for more information.

Over the Rainbow Weekend

September 13th, 2014 - September 14th, 2014

Skip down the Yellow Brick Road to meet Dorothy and Scarecrow, create rainbow works of art, and more. Included with general museum admission fees.

Showtime! Meet a Scientist

September 13th, 2014

2:00 pm Explore chemistry, biology, and learn about cool things scientists are doing every day. Meet Cornell scientists Jennifer Novotney and Stephanie Hilz for a family-friendly, interactive conversation with hands-on activities.

Animal Feeding

September 13th, 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.

Botanical Garden Highlights Tour

September 13th, 2014

10:00 am Enjoy a guided tour through the Botanical Gardens and discover the beauty and diversity of our numerous theme gardens. $5.00(Free for members, volunteers and Cornell students)

Guided Bird Walk

September 13th, 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.

Book Signing on Fossil ID Day

September 13th, 2014

10:00 am - 12:00 pm Bring your mystery fossils and celebrate the release of PRI's latest book, Field Guide to the Devonian Fossils of New York. Auther Karl A. Wilson will be on hand to help ID fossils and sign copies of the book.

Leaves & Lobsters on the Lawn 2014

September 13th, 2014

LEAVES & LOBSTERS ON THE LAWN 2014 AT GLENORA WINE CELLARS 5435 State Route 14, Dundee, NY 14837 800-243-5513 info@glenora.com www.glenora.com SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 13TH, 2014 OR SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 14TH, 2014 12:00PM – 4:00PM Choose between the Lobster Dinner or the Ala Carte Menu! Lobster Dinner $52.00 plus tax or General Admission $15.00 (tickets are available online or over the phone) Join us for a lobster bake! Lobster Dinner Ticket holders receive admission to the event, a whole Lobster, ½ doz steamed clams, salt potatoes, corn on the cob, coleslaw, corn bread, rolls, homemade brownies, and iced tea. General Admission Ticket holders receive admission to the event and live entertainment. -Ala carte menu available (items priced individually). Wine is available by the glass and bottle. Saturday’s Band is Steve Southworth & the Rockabilly Rays play from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm on the Vineyard Stage. Sunday’s Band is Bob’s Brother’s Band will play from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm on the Vineyard Stage.

Seasonal Moosewood Favorites (Garden to Table series)

September 14th, 2014

1:00 - 4:00 pm The beauty and serenity of the Plantations has always been a favorite place for Moosewood Restaurant chefs to find a respite from their hectic restaurant life - and harvest time in the Finger Lakes inspires them to create delicious, plant-based recipes for their cookbooks and world famous restaurant. Pre-registration is required.

Botanical Garden Highlights Tour

September 14th, 2014

2:00 pm Enjoy a guided tour through the Botanical Gardens and discover the beauty and diversity of our numerous theme gardens. $5.00(Free for members, volunteers and Cornell students)

Discovery Sundays: Fall Foraging: Roots, Nuts, and Fungi

September 14th, 2014

1:00 pm Discover the bounty by your feet as we explore the hidden foods of the forest now ready for harvest. All ages welcome. Included with Nature Center admission.

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!

Tunes in the Tent at Heron Hill Winery

September 14th, 2014

Will Dailey -- an independent, Boston-based recording & performing artist. His sound has been described as having a rich vintage vibe with a firm appreciation of rock and pop. Live music in the tent overlooking beautiful Keuka Lake from on Sundays in the fall from 12:30 to 4:30pm

Leaves & Lobsters on the Lawn 2014

September 14th, 2014

LEAVES & LOBSTERS ON THE LAWN 2014 AT GLENORA WINE CELLARS 5435 State Route 14, Dundee, NY 14837 800-243-5513 info@glenora.com www.glenora.com SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 13TH, 2014 OR SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 14TH, 2014 12:00PM – 4:00PM Choose between the Lobster Dinner or the Ala Carte Menu! Lobster Dinner $52.00 plus tax or General Admission $15.00 (tickets are available online or over the phone) Join us for a lobster bake! Lobster Dinner Ticket holders receive admission to the event, a whole Lobster, ½ doz steamed clams, salt potatoes, corn on the cob, coleslaw, corn bread, rolls, homemade brownies, and iced tea. General Admission Ticket holders receive admission to the event and live entertainment. -Ala carte menu available (items priced individually). Wine is available by the glass and bottle. Saturday’s Band is Steve Southworth & the Rockabilly Rays play from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm on the Vineyard Stage. Sunday’s Band is Bob’s Brother’s Band will play from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm on the Vineyard Stage.

19th Annual Purple Foot Festival at Casa Larga Vineyards

September 14th, 2014

Casa Larga's annual harvest celebration will be held Sunday, September 14, 2014 from 11:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m., rain or shine at Casa Larga Vineyards in Fairport, NY. It began, and continues to be, a way to celebrate and kick off harvest time at the winery and highlight the Colaruotolo family's Italian heritage. The Festival is best known for the authentic old world grape stomping that earned it the name of "Purple Foot."

But the Purple Foot Festival offers much more than foot-staining grape stomping. Guests can take their purple feet around the vineyard on hayrides, a vineyard tour or to the family-friendly activities. Activities for those under 21 include a children's area, a kid's maze, face painting, crafts, and a wide array of vendors with family-friendly wares.  For the adults, there will be live music performed by the band Loose Change, a Sangria Tasting Bar, a Harvest Tasting Bar, spirit and beer tastings, and tours of the winery.

 

This year, during the winery's 40th anniversary, the celebration will include hourly toasts and other activities to commemorate the winery's anniversary and late founder.

 

Festival goers can also attend seminars throughout the day: Two Crazy Chicks with Junk Food Wine Pairings; Cerevisaphiles and Oenophiles Unite;  Let them Eat Cake and Drink Wine Too!; Sangria Surprise Food Pairings. These fun, educational seminars will be hosted by Leslie Arduser-Brogan, Casa Larga Wholesale Brand Ambassador and Cathy Fabretti, Director of Retail.

 

Family-friendly booths at the festival include Apple Grove Farm, Bella Bags, Chase Farms, Chef William Sauces, Cummings Maple Syrup, D'Grater, F. Olivers, Glori Bead, Havana Handbags, K&K Craftique, Lazy Acre Alpacas, Lombardi's Gourmet, Mary's Fault, Moonbeam Alley, Moonlight Creamery, My Favorite Toy Box, Pampered Chef, Premier Designs, Side Hill Acres, Von Brake Spices and more. 

 

Casa Larga welcomes Chase Farms, Tuscan Wood Fired Pizza, Red Osier and Uncle Russ' Italian Ice for food concessions. Chase farms will offer roasted corn as well as biscuit shortcakes with fruit and whipped cream. Red Osier will have their signature roast beef and along with a few other items, a special wine sausage made with Casa Larga's Cab-Merlot. The Tuscan Wood Fired Pizza truck will be there with their specialty thin crust pizzas. Uncle Russ' will have Italian ice sorbets, gelato and iced cappuccino. Also available for purchase at the festival are bottles of Casa Larga Vineyards wine, Cindy's Grape Pies from Naples, New York, Finger Lakes beers and cheeses and other New York State and Finger Lakes specialty products.

 

The 2014 festival is sponsored by Renewal by Andersen and will take place on September 14 from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Tickets are available at the Casa Larga Vineyards Wine Shop, Wegmans and online at
www.casalarga.com

 

Advanced Tickets: $15

At the Door: $17

Wine Lover Club Members:  $13

Under 21: Free

Monday Night Seminars: Martha's Question:

September 15th, 2014

 Martha's Question: Have You Learned Anything From My Passing?: Reflections on the Tragic Centenary of the Last Passenger Pigeon

7:30 - 9:00 pm To this day the Passenger Pigeon story represents the most famous human-caused extinction in history. Dr. Fitzpatrick will review the remarkable biology and the tragic disappearance of this, once the world's most abundant bird species. Doors open at 7:00 pm but seating is limited.

Preschool Storytime and Hands-on Activity

September 16th, 2014

Tuesday and Friday, 10:30 - 11:00 am Toddlers and preschoolers are invited to hear the story Moving Day by Robert Kalan and make clay hermit crabs.

Sit! Stay! Read!

September 16th, 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!

Booze and Botany: The Drunken Botanist's Cocktail Party

September 17th, 2014

4:30 - 6:30 pm Join author Amy Stewart for a pre-lecture cocktail party featuring drinks from her book, The Drunken Botanist: The Plants that Create the World's Great Drinks. Registration fee for this fundraiser event include light hors d'oeuvres and tickets for three cocktail samples, provided by Agava restaurant. Proceeds support the mission of Cornell Plantations. Participants must be 21 or older and prepared to show proof of age.Pre-registration is required.

Musical combo Artistic License Plays the Lakeside Restaurant

September 17th, 2014

Artistic License is a musical combo that plays fun jazz and blues music, standards and some things you may not have heard before. Every show is different as their small size allows for great creative expression. Casey Kowalski on tenor saxophone and David Goodrich on acoustic bass are joined by special guests on occasion. The Lakeside Restaurant is located at 13780A West Lake Road, Hammondsport, NY, 14840, 607-868-3636, www.lakesidekeuka.com.

Happy Hour and FREE Live Music with Mark Gramling and The B Side

September 17th, 2014

Happy Hour BOGO wine, beer and mixers from 5-6pm. FREE live Music from 6-9 with Mark Gramling and The B Side, playing acoustic R&B sessions. Cafe' Toscana serving until 9pm

Findlay Family Lecture: Brandon Ballengee

September 18th, 2014

5:15 pm Artist and biologist Brandon Ballengee will discuss his work.

Opening Reception: Charles M. Russell's Wildlife Art at The Rockwell Museum

September 18th, 2014

Exhibition Opening Reception: Harmless Hunter: Charles M. Russell's Wildlife Art at The Rockwell Museum

5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 5:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. – Exhibition Overview with Adam Harris, National Museum of Wildlife Art Members: Free, Not-Yet-Members: $10, Students: $5 Space is limited - Reservations are required and must be made by 5 p.m. on September 17th. Please join us in celebrating the exhibition opening for Harmless Hunter: Charles M. Russell’s Wildlife Art. Known as the “Cowboy Artist,” Russell nevertheless painted, drew, and sculpted various western animals, among them the grizzly bear, the deer, and the buffalo, throughout his long and storied career. Russell’s works also address more problematic environmental themes like the rapid changes wrought by the onset of settlement, economic development, and near decimation of wild game in the American West. This exhibition will feature over 40 works of art by Charles M. Russell. The evening will start promptly at 5:30 p.m. when guests will have the opportunity to hear from Adam Harris, Petersen Curator of Art and Research at the National Museum of Wildlife Art. Exhibition Dates: September 19, 2014 – January 4, 2015 Harmless Hunter: Charles M. Russell’s Wildlife Art is organized by the National Museum of Wildlife Art in collaboration with the Charles M. Russell Center, University of Oklahoma, and is guest curated by B. Byron Price, Director of the Charles M. Russell Center and University of Oklahoma Press.

Antique & Classic Boat Show International in Skaneateles

September 19th, 2014

The international show is double the size of the FLC show. Expect to see 150 of “the nicest vintage boats from across North America,” says event co-chair Janice Miller.
 
“It was a great coup for Skaneateles to get this show,” she notes. All classes of antique and classic boats will be represented.  
 
Craft and other vendors will be set up on the grounds. Rides into the village will be offered aboard the Judge Ben Wiles.
 
Want to buy your own antique boat? You can do that, too, at the Field of Dreams.
 
The show runs 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and is handicap accessible. Free parking will be available on the country club grounds off Route 41A, with a shuttle to the show. Admission is $5 for adults, free for children.
 
For more information, go to http://www.acbs.org

Harvest Music Festival Wine Tasting at The Rockwell Museum

September 19th, 2014

Finger Lakes wine tasting at The Rockwell Museum Store. 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Participation Cost: $15

Antique & Classic Boat Show International in Skaneateles

September 20th, 2014

The international show is double the size of the FLC show. Expect to see 150 of “the nicest vintage boats from across North America,” says event co-chair Janice Miller.
 
“It was a great coup for Skaneateles to get this show,” she notes. All classes of antique and classic boats will be represented.  
 
Craft and other vendors will be set up on the grounds. Rides into the village will be offered aboard the Judge Ben Wiles.
 
Want to buy your own antique boat? You can do that, too, at the Field of Dreams.
 
The show runs 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and is handicap accessible. Free parking will be available on the country club grounds off Route 41A, with a shuttle to the show. Admission is $5 for adults, free for children.
 
For more information, go to http://www.acbs.org.

Animal Feeding

September 20th, 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.

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.

Guided Bird Walk

September 20th, 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.

Art-Full Family Day: Insects and Art

September 20th, 2014

10:00 am - 12:00 pm Aurore Ballengee will teach families about insects and what's been going on inside the Love Motel sculpture since it was put on the Museum's lawn in January. Recommended for ages 3–11. Free for Johnson Museum Members/$5 per family for nonmembers. Space is limited.

New York State YoYo Contest

September 20th, 2014

See which yo-yo competitor will be crowned the “King of Rock” in the 2014 NYS YoYo Contest. Competitors in five divisions will show off their traditional and advanced yo-yo skills in freestyle, multiple yo-yo, offstring, and other categories. Check out a special juggling demonstration with a diabolo (a juggling prop that evolved from Chinese yo-yos) and kendama (a Japanese string toy) at 1 p.m. Included with general museum admission fees.

Comedy Central Presents: Inside Amy Schumer's Back Door Tour

September 20th, 2014

Comedy Central Presents Inside Amy Schumer’s Back Door Tour Saturday, September 20 @ 8pm Tickets: On Sale Now Prices: $32.00, $42.00, & $52.00 As the funniest, freshest face on television, Amy Schumer is on the rise in the world of comedy with her blend of honesty, and unapologetic sense of humor. Schumer is the creator, star, writer and executive producer of Inside Amy Schumer, the popular Comedy Central television series which premiered in April 2013 to the network’s highest season premiere ratings of the year. Schumer’s provocative and hilariously wicked mind is on full display as she explores topics revolving around sex, relationships, and the general clusterf*ck that is life through a series of scripted vignettes, stand-up comedy, and man-on-the-street interviews. The show will return for a 3rd season next year. This summer she is in production on Universal’s Trainwreck that Schumer wrote and will star in alongside Bill Hader, Tilda Swinton and Brie Larson. Judd Apatow will produce and direct the feature film that is scheduled to be released in July 2015. Schumer’s hit one-hour stand-up special, Mostly Sex Stuff, became Comedy Central’s second-highest rated special in 2012. She was also one of the featured comedians on Comedy Central’s Roast of Roseanne, which followed her memorable and quotable performance on the 2011 Roast of Charlie Sheen. She was recently seen in such critically acclaimed series as FX’s Louie and HBO’s Girls. Previously, Schumer had a recurring role on the third season of Adult Swim’s Delocated, and guest starred in the latest season of Curb Your Enthusiasm. On the big screen, Schumer filmed the feature Seeking a Friend for the End of the World starring Steve Carrell and Kiera Knightley, as well as Price Check, an independent feature opposite Parker Posey which premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. Her album Cutting placed in the top 5 of the Billboard Charts and has been included on multiple Best Comedy Albums of the Year awards’ lists. The comic made her network debut in 2007 when she starred on NBC’s Last Comic Standing and soon after co-starred on 30 Rock and received her own Comedy Central Presents special. She co-hosted Hoppus on Music with Mark Hoppus of Blink 182 on Fuse and made her fifth appearance at the Montreal Comedy Festival this summer. Schumer is a founding member of The Collective, a New York based Theatre Company, and a graduate of The William Esper studio where she studied for 3 years. http://www.amyschumer.com/ To purchase tickets online, visit: http://www.ticketmaster.com/amy-schumer-rochester-new-york-09-20-2014/event/00004C7FBB35D3A7?artistid=1180715&majorcatid=10002&minorcatid=51.

Ingle Vineyard Harvest Celebration

September 20th, 2014

Spend the afternoon in good company at Heron Hill’s Tasting Room at Bristol on Saturday, September 20 from 12 PM to 5 PM for the Harvest Celebration at Ingle Vineyard overlooking Canandaigua Lake. This family-friendly event will feature live music the Cabin Killers! Apple-pressing demonstrations will take place throughout the day. There is no entrance fee for music and activities. Freshly made wood fired pizza will be available for purchase, NYS cheese and crackers, along with a full selection of Heron Hill wines by the bottle or glass.

Back to the Garden

September 20th, 2014

Join us for a musical tribute to folk-rock trailblazers Carole King, Joni Mitchell, and Laura Nyro. Challenged by the traditional images of women in the music industry, they bravely explored territory outside the accepted confines of popular music. These prolific singer-songwriters paved the way for women in music, art and life. Back to the Garden pays tribute to these women, their influence and inspiration. Featuring Melissa Hammans (Company, Smokey Joe’s Cafe), Shaleah Adkisson (Hair, Rent), and Maddy Wyatt (Band of Wyatt). Directed by Amy Jones (Good Ol’ Girls, Broadway Backwards). Musical Direction by Debra Barsha (Jersey Boys, Radiant Baby).

Moto-Inventions

September 21st, 2014

1:00 - 2:00 pm Sundays in September. Invent contraptions that can move. Visit our Reinvention Station to tinker with recycled materials and electricity to make whirling, moving machines to take home! Materials provided by Cornell Xraise.

Judy's Day: A Fruitful Afternoon

September 21st, 2014

1:00 - 5:00 pm Go bananas exploring the fun and fascinating world of fruits! Enjoy hands-on activities, music, and food at this free learning festival.

Botanical Garden Highlights Tour

September 21st, 2014

2:00 pm Enjoy a guided tour through the Botanical Gardens and discover the beauty and diversity of our numerous theme gardens. $5.00(Free for members, volunteers and Cornell students)

Café Terrace Music Series at Heron Hill Winery

September 21st, 2014

Warehouse Sip, eat, relax & enjoy live music, with a rotating mix of local musicians, on the Blue Heron Café terrace overlooking beautiful Keuka Lake! Sundays from 12:30 to 4:30pm.

Seneca County in the Civil War Lecture

September 24th, 2014

The Geneva Historical Society's 2014 Fall Lecture Series kicks off Wednesday, September 24 with "Seneca County and the Civil War," a presentation by county historian Walter Gable. Based on his book of the same name, the program will explore the stories of the people of Seneca County who endured the Civil War years. While unique to Seneca County, their stories reflect the common experiences of many people in upstate New York during the war. Gable will share the tales of the many brave men who left home to fight, including solider John Hoster, who was imprisoned at the infamous Andersonville prison camp. At home, the county's farmers fed Lincoln’s hungry army, and its industries provided materiel for the war effort. After the war, Waterloo’s celebration in remembrance of fallen soldiers was replicated around the country, and the village is now recognized as the official birthplace of Memorial Day.

Lakeside Restaurant Hosts Artistic License

September 24th, 2014

Artistic License is a musical combo that plays fun jazz and blues music, standards and some things you may not have heard before. Every show is different as their small size allows for great creative expression. Casey Kowalski on tenor saxophone and David Goodrich on acoustic bass are joined by special guests on occasion. The Lakeside Restaurant is located at 13780A West Lake Road, Hammondsport, NY, 14840, 607-868-3636, www.lakesidekeuka.com.

Happy Hour and FREE Live Music with Millers Wheel

September 24th, 2014

Millers Wheel Returns for FREE Live Music from 6-9pm Foot Stompin' Fun from a Variety of Musical Tastes and Talents. Bringing Ol' Time, Celtic, Americana and Bluegrass Music ~Jug Band Style~ BOGO Happy Hour from 5-6pm wine, beer and mixers Cafe Toscana serving until 9pm

Tedeschi Trucks Band with Special Guest Opener, Alan Evan's Playonbrother of Soulive

September 25th, 2014

Tedeschi Trucks Band with Special Guest Opener, Alan Evan’s Playonbrother of Soulive September 25, 2014 @ 7:30pm Tickets: On Sale Now Price: $39.00-$79.00 Tedeschi Trucks Band is an 11-member collective that thrills audiences worldwide with its transcendent live performances and award-winning albums. Driven by Derek Trucks' signature slide-guitar sound and Susan Tedeschi's honey-to-husk voice, Tedeschi Trucks Band delivers an electrifying blend of blues, soul, jazz, and rock drawing from an ever-evolving song list. The band formed in 2010 and also features two harmony singers, a three-piece horn section, keyboards, bass, and a pair of drummers. Just four years in, TTB has toured extensively throughout the U.S., Canada, Australia, Europe, and Japan, headlining the Newport Jazz Festival, co-headlining tours with B.B. King and The Black Crowes, and playing to packed houses in the world’s most celebrated venues from Red Rocks Amphitheatre and the Beacon Theatre to the Hollywood Bowl and Royal Albert Hall. TTB’s debut release Revelator, produced at the couple’s Swamp Raga home studio earned both a Grammy and Blues Music Award, while 2011's dynamic live follow-up, Everybody’s Talkin’, delivered a double-disc classic reminiscent of legendary concert recordings like Mad Dogs and Englishmen and The Allman Brothers Band’s At Fillmore East. Currently the band is touring in support of its second studio effort, Made Up Mind, which entered the Billboard 200 at #11 and was hailed by Rolling Stone as “equal parts Stax and Muscle Shoals without dilution of either.” www.tedeschitrucksband.com Alan Evans' PLAYONBROTHER will be supporting the Tedeschi Trucks Band at RBTL's Auditorium Theatre on September 25th. Check them out on Facebook or Vist their Website! To purchase tickets online, visit: http://www.ticketmaster.com/tedeschi-trucks-band-rochester-new-york-09-25-2014/event/00004CFC892735FE?artistid=1567745&majorcatid=10001&minorcatid=1.

George Eastman House Photo Finish 5K

September 27th, 2014

Interested participants can register online for the Photo Finish 5K at photofinish5k.eastmanhouse.org

Cinderella Weekend

September 27th, 2014 - September 28th, 2014

Meet artist and book illustrator Nancy Wiley and learn about her creative process. See original works of art from her new book, Cinderella, and receive her autograph. Meet and have your picture taken with Cinderella, her evil step-mother, and her ugly step-sisters. Included with general museum admission fees.

Luna Mezza Grille Official Grand Opening Event

September 27th, 2014

We are FINALLY celebrating our Grand Opening - Please join us! From 11:30am-10:30pm on Saturday September 27th we will have 20% OFF ALL FOOD, $3 beers/$5 select wines, complimentary food tastings.

Tagsylvania

September 27th, 2014

In 1740 Atsingnetsing was a quiet village located in what today is known as Big Flats. With just 147 residents it was a wonderful place to live; that is until October 31st of that year. It was reported by the lone survivor at the time that a strange thick fog encompassed the village and the residents were possessed by beings with an uncontrollable craving for blood. They terrorized each other in ways far beyond comprehension of the normal mind. By the stroke of midnight on that fateful night Atsingnetsing was renamed Tagsylvania by the neighboring town folks as the town appeared to have been overtaken by some type of otherworldly creatures. The 1 lone survivor had a story so bizarre, no one would have believed it but for the evidence that lay everywhere within the town. A virus or an evil beyond mere comprehension – no one will ever know. What we do know is that every fall a thick fog begins to rise from the swamp behind Tag’s. Within that fog resides something that possesses all those in its path – and the residents of Tagsylvania seem to return to replay the night of their untimely demise… Do you dare to join them?

Rose Hill Mansion Food & Wine Celebration

September 27th, 2014

Geneva, N.Y.: Rose Hill Mansion Food & Wine Celebration, the Geneva Historical Society’s annual celebration of the region’s food and wine, will be held on Saturday, September 27, 2014 at Rose Hill Mansion from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. As the sun begins to set over Seneca Lake, guests will enjoy the tastes of autumn, with hors d’oeuvres and wine graciously provided by area restaurants and wineries.
 

Tickets for the evening are $30 per person and are currently available at the Geneva Historical Society Office. Call 315-789-5151 for tickets. Tickets will also be sold at the door. Proceeds from the event will be used to support the Society’s programs and the operation of its properties.

 

Rose Hill Mansion is located on 3373 Route 96A just south of Routes 5 & 20 near Geneva.

Cafe Terrace Music Series at Heron Hill Winery

September 28th, 2014

Timmy O Sip, eat, relax & enjoy live music, with a rotating mix of local musicians, on the Blue Heron Café terrace overlooking beautiful Keuka Lake! Sundays from 12:30 to 4:30pm.

October

Festival of Praise Tour 2014

October 1st, 2014

Festival of Praise Tour 2014 with Fred Hammond & Donnie McClurkin October 1, 2014 7:30 PM Tickets: On Sale Now Price: $42.50, $52.50, $62.50 Two of the most recognized men in Gospel music today are teaming up for a fall concert tour that will excite fans across the country. The 2014 Festival of Praise tour, featuring Fred Hammond and Donnie McClurkin promises to spread the message of God’s love. Both Hammond and McClurkin are Grammy Awards, Stellar Awards and Dove Awards winners with songs commonly heard in the church and on the radio. Hammond’s best-known gospel hits include, “Blessed,” “No Weapon,” and “Celebrate (He Lives.).” McClurkin’s crowd favorites are “Stand,” and “We Fall Down,” a song that made the Top 40 of Billboard’s R&B chart and rocketed past platinum sales of over one million copies. Hammond has entertained his fans for more than three decades. In addition to his successful solo career, this singer/songwriter/producer/musician was a founding member of trendsetting sextet Commissioned and the creator of both Radical for Christ and United Tenors. He’s also achieved success as an actor and producer of stage plays, TV shows and movies. In addition to his musical endeavors, McClurkin pastors the Perfecting Faith Church in Freeport, New York and hosts the nationally syndicated radio program, The Donnie McClurkin Show. From traditional gospel, praise and worship, to funk, acoustic rock and a cappella, this show is sure to be one music lovers, church lovers and Gospel music fans will be talking about for years to come. For more info, visit: http://www.rbtl.org/events.aspx?id=286 To purchase tickets online, visit: http://www.ticketmaster.com/festival-of-praise-2014-featuring-fred-rochester-new-york-10-01 2014/event/00004D1CCAC343DA?artistid=1810800&majorcatid=10001&minorcatid=50

Happy Hour and FREE Live Music at Ventosa Vineyards

October 1st, 2014

FREE Live Music and Happy Hour BOGO wine, beer and mixers from 5-6pm FREE Live Music from 6-9pm with Frankie and Tommy an acoustic duo playing 80's Hairband Hits! Cafe Toscana is serving until 9pm

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.

Wineglass Marathon Weekend - Corning, NY

October 3rd, 2014 - October 5th, 2014

Wineglass Marathon Weekend Events will be held October 3rd, 2014 - October 5th, 2014.

Tagsylvania

October 3rd, 2014 - October 4th, 2014

In 1740 Atsingnetsing was a quiet village located in what today is known as Big Flats. With just 147 residents it was a wonderful place to live; that is until October 31st of that year. It was reported by the lone survivor at the time that a strange thick fog encompassed the village and the residents were possessed by beings with an uncontrollable craving for blood. They terrorized each other in ways far beyond comprehension of the normal mind. By the stroke of midnight on that fateful night Atsingnetsing was renamed Tagsylvania by the neighboring town folks as the town appeared to have been overtaken by some type of otherworldly creatures. The 1 lone survivor had a story so bizarre, no one would have believed it but for the evidence that lay everywhere within the town. A virus or an evil beyond mere comprehension – no one will ever know. What we do know is that every fall a thick fog begins to rise from the swamp behind Tag’s. Within that fog resides something that possesses all those in its path – and the residents of Tagsylvania seem to return to replay the night of their untimely demise… Do you dare to join them?

Joyful Adornments October First Friday - Honkin' BIG Glass Bead Demo

October 3rd, 2014

Join us for October First Friday - Honkin' BIG Glass Bead Demo! Bring new or clean & lightly used towels and/or blankets to be donated to the Schuyler County Humane Society, you’ll receive one ticket for each donation to be in the drawing for 1 of the 3 Honkin’ Big Glass Beads made this evening. Out of town Fans, please send a $10.00 donation/entry to me for the Schuyler County Humane Society or take the towels and/or blankets to your local Humane Society and ask them to email me about your donation. ($5.00 charge for shipping)

Naples Open Studio Trail

October 4th, 2014 - October 5th, 2014

Naples Open Studio Trail is a group of artists who open their studios to the public in October.  Free art event and live demonstrations in all mediums of artwork

LEGO Castle Adventure Exhibit Opening Weekend

October 4th, 2014 - October 5th, 2014

Be a knight, be a princess, or become a noble craftsman using one of the greatest building materials of all time—LEGO bricks! Explore the majestic castle and sit upon the royal throne. Opening weekend only, make LEGO inspired crafts and enjoy an amazing display of LEGO trains, buildings, and detailed scenes by the LEGO Users of Central New York. Included with general museum admission fees

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 Buck's Tale - A German Tradition

October 4th, 2014

“A Buck’s Tale” is based on a German tradition in the “Pfaltz” region in Southwest Germany that began in the Middle Ages and has turned into a celebration in the modern day. The story is about how two German towns found peace through the gift of a goat buck. Lively Run owner, Susanne Messmer, is native to the area and is bringing this fun celebration to the Finger Lakes. Please read our blog to find out more information about “A Buck’s Tale.” The event is celebrating the beginning of our herd’s breeding season and will focus on Lively Run’s goat buck, Austin. We will tell the story of “A Buck’s Tale,” and celebrate the German way - with local beer, live music, and delicious German food. Featuring: Local beer from Bandwagon Brewpub Live music from Rebecca Colleen with Peter McDonald from 1:14-4:15 “A Buck’s Tale” presentation at 12:00pm German Food - save lunch for your visit at Lively Run! Tours – reservations recommended. Please contact us to reserve your spot in a tour. Cheese Tastings Family Games Vendors Schedule: 10am - Doors open 11am - Tour 12pm - Procession of the buck 12:15pm – “The Buck’s Tale” by Susanne Messmer 1pm – Family Games 2pm - Tour 3:30pm – Tour ** We will be holding the event whether it is rain or shine.

The Paulsen Baker Band with special guests John Garvey and Al Keltz

October 4th, 2014

7:00 p.m. Bristol Valley Theater's Fall for the Arts series kicks into gear with our annual visit from the Finger Lakes' favorite folk band. Great music and so much fun that John Garvey will come out of retirement to join the band for his only appearance this year!  Tickets: $15 for adults; $10 for ages 12-18; $5 for under 12.

Seneca "mini" Monster Kayak Race on the Canal

October 5th, 2014

paddlers of all skill levels are welcome to take on "the monster" we will be starting and ending at our location (1278 Waterloo Geneva RD Waterloo, NY 13165) and the race will be about 13 miles! *with an optional lock ride or run around* Shirts for those who PRE-register and prizes for the winners! There will also be a "lazy paddle" for those who wish not to race, and just enjoy the canal at the peak of leaf season!

Tunes in the Tent at Heron Hill Winery

October 5th, 2014

Ruddy Well Band -- A homegrown entity from Syracuse, New York, and two time Sammy Award winner for People’s Choice and Best Americana, the Ruddy Well Band has roots in Americana folk and rock with strong harmonies and high energy-driving rhythms. Live music in the tent overlooking beautiful Keuka Lake from on Sundays in the fall from 12:30 to 4:30pm.

Happy Hour and FREE Live Music at Ventosa Vineyards

October 8th, 2014

FREE Live Music and Happy Hour BOGO from 5-6pm beer, wine and mixers Live Music with Dirty Birds starts at 6pm Cafe Toscana will be serving until 9pm

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

Opening Reception and Exhibit: Threads

October 10th, 2014

In our past, talk of “threads” has symbolized an old-fashioned art form that was more about practicality than aesthetics. However, the Flick Gallery at the Arts Center of Yates County exhibit opening on Friday, October 10th, leaves that notion behind as masterful fabric creations are featured. Wine tastings will be offered by Heron Hill Winery and an array of tasty snacks will embroider our exhibit of fabric arts forms. The exhibit features Eve Botelho of Rochester, Kris Gregson Moss of Glen Falls, Sally Alexander Acomb of Keuka Lake, and works from Natural Fiber Clothing Designs, a studio of the Rochester Folk Art Guild. The opening is from 5:00 to 7:00PM. The Arts Center of Yates County is located at 127 Main Street, Penn Yan, New York. More information can be found at www.artscenteryatescounty.org or by calling 315-536-8226 or emailing info@artscenteryatescounty.org .

Tagsylvania

October 10th, 2014 - October 12th, 2014

In 1740 Atsingnetsing was a quiet village located in what today is known as Big Flats. With just 147 residents it was a wonderful place to live; that is until October 31st of that year. It was reported by the lone survivor at the time that a strange thick fog encompassed the village and the residents were possessed by beings with an uncontrollable craving for blood. They terrorized each other in ways far beyond comprehension of the normal mind. By the stroke of midnight on that fateful night Atsingnetsing was renamed Tagsylvania by the neighboring town folks as the town appeared to have been overtaken by some type of otherworldly creatures. The 1 lone survivor had a story so bizarre, no one would have believed it but for the evidence that lay everywhere within the town. A virus or an evil beyond mere comprehension – no one will ever know. What we do know is that every fall a thick fog begins to rise from the swamp behind Tag’s. Within that fog resides something that possesses all those in its path – and the residents of Tagsylvania seem to return to replay the night of their untimely demise… Do you dare to join them?

Southern Tier Outdoor Show

October 11th, 2014 - October 12th, 2014

Explore the great outdoors at the 8th Annual Southern Tier Outdoor Show presented by Cornell Cooperative Extension Steuben County.  Over 100 indoor and outdoor exhibitors, 3-D archery range, professional seminars, wildlife and archery shows.  October 11-12,2014 at Wilkins RV Center in Bath NY.  9am - 5pm both days. $5 per car buys admission to all shows, professional seminars, parking and show program.

A Taste of the Finger Lakes!

October 11th, 2014

2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Spend a delicious afternoon sampling culinary delights specially prepared by the chefs from a cornucopia of local restaurants paired with tempting tastes of the tastiest local vintages. $20 admission buys you and your palate a ticket to paradise! (21 and older only). Call 585.374.9032 for more information.

Endangered Species Day

October 12th, 2014

10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. -- Cost: Free with paid admission or zoo membership -- People of all ages can protect our planet’s endangered plants and animals and take action to help preserve the future of these species. Come to the zoo to show your support for conservation and see some of the endangered species in our collection. Stop by Explorer’s Outpost to pick up an educational activity for the kids to complete during your visit. Donate $1 to Friends of the Zoo toward conservation of animals in the wild in celebration of our centennial and receive a unique zoo wrist band.

Tunes in the Tent at Heron Hill Winery

October 12th, 2014

Virgil Cain -- A multi-talented musician, who layers crowd-pleasing songs by looping live guitars, keyboards and electric violin parts on top of each other. Live music in the tent overlooking beautiful Keuka Lake from on Sundays in the fall from 12:30 to 4:30pm

Fiddlers of the Genesee

October 12th, 2014

2:00 p.m. Toes will tap and feet will stomp as this roots music entourage returns to the BVT stage! With a repertoire that runs from reels, jigs, and hornpipes to waltzes, western swing and bluegrass, the Fiddlers (and guitar, banjo, mandolin, and hammered dulcimer players!) shed a whole new light on old-time music. Tickets prices: $15 for adults; $10 for ages 12-18; $5 for under 12.

Columbus Day Castle Play

October 13th, 2014

Construct a magical kingdom using gigantic castle blocks, dress up as a king or queen, enact a story of adventure with royal court puppets, and more. Included with general museum admission fees.

Happy Hour and FREE Live Music at Ventosa Vineyards

October 15th, 2014

Happy Hour and FREE Live Music with Loose Change BOGO wine, beer and mixers from 5-6pm Live Music from 6-9pm Cafe Toscana is serving until 9pm

Keuka College Green & Gold Weekend

October 17th, 2014

Keuka College will host its first-ever Green & Gold Celebration Weekend October 17-19, 2014. This inaugural event will include a home coming and family weekend component for current students, reunion activities for alumni, and many other options for the local community and friends of the College to attend. From theater performances to a farmer's market to sporting events and even a 5K challenge, Keuka College will have something to offer everyone during this exciting, fun-filled weekend. We hope that you will save the date and stay tuned for more details to follow as we finalize the schedule. Visit our website regularly for updates throughout the summer.

Tagsylvania

October 17th, 2014 - October 18th, 2014

In 1740 Atsingnetsing was a quiet village located in what today is known as Big Flats. With just 147 residents it was a wonderful place to live; that is until October 31st of that year. It was reported by the lone survivor at the time that a strange thick fog encompassed the village and the residents were possessed by beings with an uncontrollable craving for blood. They terrorized each other in ways far beyond comprehension of the normal mind. By the stroke of midnight on that fateful night Atsingnetsing was renamed Tagsylvania by the neighboring town folks as the town appeared to have been overtaken by some type of otherworldly creatures. The 1 lone survivor had a story so bizarre, no one would have believed it but for the evidence that lay everywhere within the town. A virus or an evil beyond mere comprehension – no one will ever know. What we do know is that every fall a thick fog begins to rise from the swamp behind Tag’s. Within that fog resides something that possesses all those in its path – and the residents of Tagsylvania seem to return to replay the night of their untimely demise… Do you dare to join them?

Fall into Red - An Exclusive Dry Red Wine Event

October 18th, 2014

Fall into Red an Exclusive Dry Red Wine Event @ Ventosa Vineyards Saturday Oct, 18th 6-8pm Tickets must be purchased in advance 5 Premier Red Wine Producers Damiani Wine Cellars - Hector NY Zugibe Vineyards - Geneva NY Shaw Vineyards - Himrod NY Hosmer Winery - Ovid NY Ventosa Vineyards- Geneva NY All in 1 stop! Each winery will pour 3-4 Samples of their Dry Reds Light Hors D'oeuvres with each pairing Each Guest will receive a 19 1/2 oz Crystal Bordeaux Wine Glass Wine for Sale by the Bottle and the Glass Stock up for the Fall, Winter and Holidays! Quantity Discounts!! Menu Duck Confit En Croute Slow cooked duck confit in phyllo pastry topped with a classic mole` sauce Fall Harvest Bruschetta A blend of apples, cranberries, red onion and fresh herbs served on a toasted crostini drizzled with a balsamic reduction Wild Mushroom Arancini A wild mushroom risotto breaded and fried until golden brown, topped with Seneca Salt Company Rosemary Flake. Prosciutto Wrapped Mozzarella Ventosa Vineyards homemade mozzarella wrapped in Prosciutto Di Parma and drizzled with fresh herb pesto Muranda Cheese Company High end cheese display compliments of Muranda Cheese Company. Aged Gouda, Aged BelCiello, Blue Cheese and British Cheddar. Olives, Almonds and Crudite`s Java Gourmet Java Bark and Seneca Salt Bark Chocolate samples. Keuka Coffee Roasters Italian Espresso Blend coffee samples $30.00 Ticket must be purchased in advance!! Dress is casual

Zoo Boo

October 18th, 2014 - October 19th, 2014

10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Cost: $8 per child, plus the cost of zoo admission (admission is free for zoo members) All children participating in Zoo Boo must have a ticket in addition to regular zoo admission. Only members may purchase advance sale tickets; all others purchase tickets at the door on Zoo Boo days. Enjoy Halloween fun in the daytime sun! The zoo will be transformed into a bustling Halloween bash with hauntingly hilarious activities for kids and families. Enjoy trick-or-treat stations, creepy crawly encounters, keeper talks, animal demonstrations, live entertainment, costumed characters, games, tattoos and more! The “kooky not spooky” theme provides Halloween fun without the fear! Kids (and parents) -- costumes are encouraged! Daytime hours means Zoo Boo participants can see the entire zoo and animal collection. Held rain or shine.

Fall Harvest Celebration

October 18th, 2014

Help Vineyard View Winery celebrate harvest as well as our one year anniversary with music, food, fireworks, local beer and of course GREAT WINE!!

John Patrick Penick - An Evening in the October Hours

October 18th, 2014

7:00 p.m. BVT audiences will remember Jon Penick's BVT debut 10 years ago in My Way as he enraptured fans with his classic crooning. Jon's released his first album of original songs, The October Hours, and he's coming back to where it all began to give us a taste, with a concert of acoustic songs perfect for a chilly autumn evening. And of course, we'll coax a few blue eyes favorites out of him before he's through! Tickets prices: $15 for adults; $10 for ages 12-18; $5 for under 12.

Tunes in the Tent at Heron Hill Winery

October 19th, 2014

Agonal Rhythm Live music in the tent overlooking beautiful Keuka Lake from on Sundays in the fall from 12:30 to 4:30pm

Happy Hour and FREE Live Music at Ventosa Vineyards

October 22nd, 2014

Happy Hour and FREE Live Music with Joe and Sarah Mull BOGO from 5-6pm wine, beer and mixers Live Music from 6-9pm Cafe Toscana is serving until 9pm

Tagsylvania

October 24th, 2014 - October 25th, 2014

In 1740 Atsingnetsing was a quiet village located in what today is known as Big Flats. With just 147 residents it was a wonderful place to live; that is until October 31st of that year. It was reported by the lone survivor at the time that a strange thick fog encompassed the village and the residents were possessed by beings with an uncontrollable craving for blood. They terrorized each other in ways far beyond comprehension of the normal mind. By the stroke of midnight on that fateful night Atsingnetsing was renamed Tagsylvania by the neighboring town folks as the town appeared to have been overtaken by some type of otherworldly creatures. The 1 lone survivor had a story so bizarre, no one would have believed it but for the evidence that lay everywhere within the town. A virus or an evil beyond mere comprehension – no one will ever know. What we do know is that every fall a thick fog begins to rise from the swamp behind Tag’s. Within that fog resides something that possesses all those in its path – and the residents of Tagsylvania seem to return to replay the night of their untimely demise… Do you dare to join them?

Kevin James

October 24th, 2014

Kevin James Friday, October 24 @ 7:30pm Tickets: On Sale Now Prices: $38, $55 & $88 KEVIN JAMES, producer, co-writer, and star of the hit comedies Paul Blart: Mall Cop (2009) and Zookeeper (2011) can be seen this October in his latest film, Here Comes The Boom. James also starred in Columbia Pictures’ blockbuster Grown Ups (2010) along with Adam Sandler; previously, James and Sandler worked together on I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry (2007). James broke into the film world in 2005 in Columbia Pictures’ Hitch starring opposite Will Smith, but his comedy career started well before that as a stand-up on the Long Island comedy scene. After being discovered at the 1996 Montreal Comedy Festival, he signed a network development deal to create his own sitcom. The King of Queens, which premiered in 1998, ran for nine seasons on CBS with James starring and executive producing, and it garnered him an Emmy nomination in 2006 for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series. The show concluded its run in 2007 but continues to air daily in syndication across the country and around the world. In 2001, James brought his stand-up act to TV with Sweat the Small Stuff, a one-hour special for Comedy Central. In 2005, Kevin James and Ray Romano executive produced and starred in the HBO Sports Special Making the Cut: The Road to Pebble Beach; a documentary about the Pebble Beach Pro Am Golf Tournament that was nominated for a Sports Emmy. Aside from his on-camera work, James’s voice has been featured in the animated films Barnyard (2006) for Nick Movies, as well as Monster House (2006) and the upcoming Hotel Transylvania (2012) for Sony Pictures Animation. To purchase tickets online, visit http://www.ticketmaster.com/Kevin-James-tickets/artist/703068.

Halloween Spooktacular

October 25th, 2014 - October 26th, 2014

Calling all witches, princesses, and superheroes! Come dressed in your Halloween costume, dance to Halloween tunes, make a spooky craft, and enjoy performances by Hilby, The Skinny German Juggle Boy. Included with general museum admission fees.

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.

Harvest Game Dinner at Veraisons Restaurant

October 25th, 2014

HARVEST GAME DINNER Veraisons Restaurant At The Inn At Glenora Wine Cellars 5435 State Route 14 Dundee, NY 14837 800.243.5513 www.glenora.com – info@glenora.com Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 5pm $65 per person plus tax and gratuity Reservations required by calling 1-800-243-5513 Join our culinary team for our annual Harvest Dinner celebrating Fall and the Harvest held outside amoungst the fall foliage and crisp Autumn air. Executive Chef Orlando Rodriguez and Executive Sous Chef Sarah Hassler have planned a menu that focuses on fruits and vegetables grown locally, enhanced by memorable proteins, and paired with wines carefully selected to suit the character of each dish. A deliberate dichotomy of the hearty and the delicate; the evening is sure to be a true celebration of all things autumn. Amuse Scotch Quail Egg - carrot mustard Glenora 2003 Brut First Course Deep Fried Squab - Black Strap Molasses-Marinade, Remembrance Farms Flower Power Greens Glenora 2013 Pinot Noir Rosé Second Course Braised Wild Boar Pot Pie - Evergreen Farm & Muddy Fingers Farm root vegetables, puff pastry Zugibe Vineyards 2012 Pinot Noir Main Course Pan Seared Elk Chop- Evergreen Farm lacinato kale, roasted Glenora Farms grapes, Hawk Meadow Farm shiitake mushrooms, cipolinni onion custard, & elderberry jam. Glenora 2012 Merlot Fourth Course Maple Thyme Souffle - duck egg crème anglaise, cinnamon walnut croquant Chateau LaFayette Reneau 2013 Late Harvest Riesling Our dinner will be held outside amongst the fall foliage and crisp autumn air. Please dress accordingly. Seating will be communal, not individual. Reservations required – Please contact Emily Edsall at 1-800-243-5513 ext. 306 Website: http://www.glenora.com/Restaurant/Menus/Harvest-Dinner Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/283238221880398/

Zoo Boo

October 25th, 2014 - October 26th, 2014

10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Cost: $8 per child, plus the cost of zoo admission (admission is free for zoo members) All children participating in Zoo Boo must have a ticket in addition to regular zoo admission. Only members may purchase advance sale tickets; all others purchase tickets at the door on Zoo Boo days. Enjoy Halloween fun in the daytime sun! The zoo will be transformed into a bustling Halloween bash with hauntingly hilarious activities for kids and families. Enjoy trick-or-treat stations, creepy crawly encounters, keeper talks, animal demonstrations, live entertainment, costumed characters, games, tattoos and more! The “kooky not spooky” theme provides Halloween fun without the fear! Kids (and parents) -- costumes are encouraged! Daytime hours means Zoo Boo participants can see the entire zoo and animal collection. Held rain or shine.

Finger Lakes Beer Festival

October 25th, 2014

20+ New York State Beers -  great food & live music

Tunes in the Tent at Heron Hill Winery

October 26th, 2014

Black Diamond Express Live music in the tent overlooking beautiful Keuka Lake from on Sundays in the fall from 12:30 to 4:30pm.

Happy Hour and FREE Live Music at Ventosa Vineyards

October 29th, 2014

BOGO Happy Hour wine, beer and mixers from 5-6pm FREE Live Music with Waterside Acoustic 6-9pm Cafe Toscana will be serving until 9pm

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.

Toddler Trick-or-Treat Party

October 31st, 2014

Halloween activities and prizes for the littlest trick-or-treaters. Meet favorite storybook characters, dance to Halloween tunes, and play games from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Included with general museum admission fees.

Tagsylvania

October 31st, 2014 - November 1st, 2014

In 1740 Atsingnetsing was a quiet village located in what today is known as Big Flats. With just 147 residents it was a wonderful place to live; that is until October 31st of that year. It was reported by the lone survivor at the time that a strange thick fog encompassed the village and the residents were possessed by beings with an uncontrollable craving for blood. They terrorized each other in ways far beyond comprehension of the normal mind. By the stroke of midnight on that fateful night Atsingnetsing was renamed Tagsylvania by the neighboring town folks as the town appeared to have been overtaken by some type of otherworldly creatures. The 1 lone survivor had a story so bizarre, no one would have believed it but for the evidence that lay everywhere within the town. A virus or an evil beyond mere comprehension – no one will ever know. What we do know is that every fall a thick fog begins to rise from the swamp behind Tag’s. Within that fog resides something that possesses all those in its path – and the residents of Tagsylvania seem to return to replay the night of their untimely demise… Do you dare to join them?

November

Hess Mobile Museum Launch

November 1st, 2014

The Hess Mobile Museum launches at The Strong on Saturday, November 1. Guests may explore the mobile museum, see examples of the toy trucks from the last 50 years, and get a preview of the 2014 truck. The mobile museum will be accompanied by outdoor activities for kids—including a photo op, Kids’ Zone, and a bank of toy truck computer games.

Happy Hour and FREE Live Music at Ventosa Vineyards

November 5th, 2014

BOGO Happy Hour wine, beer and mixers from 5-6pm FREE Live Music with Amanda Ashley from 6-9pm Cafe Toscana is serving until 9pm

Maze Featuring Frankie Beverly and the S.O.S. Band

November 6th, 2014

Maze Featuring Frankie Beverly and the S.O.S. Band November 6, 2014 @ 7:30pm Tickets: On Sale August 15 at 10am Price: $49.50, $59.50, $75.50 & $125.00 Combining a Philadelphia soul sound with a strong appreciation of Marvin Gaye, Maze featuring Frankie Beverly was among the top R&B acts of the late '70s and '80s. Their self- titled debut album was released by Capitol in 1977; that album (which contains the hits "Happy Feelin's," "While I'm Alone," and "Lady of Magic") went gold and earned Maze an extremely devoted following. 1978 saw the release of Maze's second album, Golden Time of Day, which contains the number-nine R&B hit "Workin' Together." Golden Time of Day went gold, as did 1979's Inspiration and 1980's Joy and Pain (the album that gave us the major hit "Southern Girl"). In the late '70s, Maze earned a reputation for having one of the best live shows in R&B and their first live album, Live in New Orleans (a two-LP set), came out in 1981. Another live double-LP, Live in Los Angeles, was released in 1986, which was the year after Maze's funky "Back in Stride" reached number one on Billboard's R&B singles chart and became their biggest hit ever. The S.O.S. Band is an American R&B and electro-funk group are best known for the songs "Take Your Time (Do It Right)," "Just Be Good to Me," "Tell Me If You Still Care," and "The Finest." The band was founded in Atlanta, Georgia in 1977. The Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis-produced S.O.S. Band hits are notable for popularizing the use of the Roland TR-808 drum machine (and its distinctive cowbell sound) in popular music. DJ Ross Rosco returns to Rochester after performing with Charlie Wilson on May 11. He has played with the likes of Jay-Z and Rihanna and toured with Robin Thicke.

National Toy Hall of Fame Induction

November 6th, 2014

The 2014 toy honorees are revealed at a public ceremony that takes place in the National Toy Hall of Fame at 10:30 a.m. Included with general museum admission fees.

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

Joyful Adornments November First Friday - Acid Etched Bead Demo

November 7th, 2014

It's our Anniversary month!! Join us for November First Friday - Acid Etched Bead Demo! For every $25.00 donation made to the Schuyler County Humane Society, you’ll receive a bead to create a design on, that I will acid etch and you will get to keep with a FREE magnetic chocker. ( These make great Christmas Gifts) Out of town Fans, please send a $25.00 donation to me for the Schuyler County Humane Society and I will send you a picture of several finished Acid Etched Beads to make a selection. ($5.00 charge for shipping)

National Toy Hall of Fame Celebration

November 8th, 2014 - November 9th, 2014

A weekend of toy-filled revelry in conjunction with the 2014 National Toy Hall of Fame toy induction. Included with general museum admission fees.

Get Ready for The Nutcracker and A Christmas Carol

November 11th, 2014

Storytelling, dance, and theater presented in conjunction with upcoming performances of The Nutcracker, featuring members of the Rochester City Ballet and A Christmas Carol, featuring actors from Geva Theatre Center. Included with general museum admission fees.

In Another Galaxy Weekend

November 15th, 2014 - November 16th, 2014

Come dressed as your favorite science fiction movie character and meet members of the 501st Legion (Vader’s Fist) and the Rebel Legion. Pose for pictures in the dress-up area, get a temporary tattoo, make crafts, and play sci-fi arcade games. This program is not sponsored or endorsed by Lucasfilm Ltd. or Disney. Included with general museum admission fees.

Pat Metheny Unity Group

November 18th, 2014

Pat Metheny Unity Group November 18, 2014 @ 7:30pm Tickets: On Sale Now Price: $48,$58 & $78 “The Unity Band project was life-changing for me,” says guitarist Pat Metheny. “I have led many groups of talented musicians, but what went down with that band on a night after night basis was inspiring in a way that was really unlike anything else. When we did our last gig, as we walked off the stage all I could think about was that I didn’t want it to end, and I knew it was the same for Chris, Antonio and Ben too” “For the past few months, I have been trying to find a way to extend our time together. At the same time, I have been feeling the pull to do the kind of lush and harmonically dense music with lots more written material that has always been a big part of my larger groups and projects. One night I woke up with the tantalizing idea of really taking “Unity” concept all the way and forming a platform for the first time that could cover the entire spectrum of things that I have done as a bandleader over the years under one roof. With this lineup, everything from Bright Size Life to Secret Story to all of my Group stuff to Song X could be within range - and more. And I expect to further integrate the Orchestrion concept into the fabric of what this band can be as well.” “An incredible musician appeared on my radar thanks to a recommendation from my friend, bassist Will Lee. His name is Giulio Carmassi. He comes from Italy and I guess you could say that he is a “multi-instrumentalist”, but that barely scratches the surface of what he does. He is an excellent piano and keyboard player, plays fantastic woodwinds and brass, guitars, bass, drums and sings like an angel. He told me he was inspired by seeing one of my bands perform in Italy when he was young and often thought about having the multi-instrumentalist seat on one of my projects.” “With Giulio added to the core-four of us, with Chris Potter (in addition to being one of the most exciting soloists in jazz on any instrument and already one of the most versatile woodwind players in history, he also happens to be a killer piano player and very good guitarist), with Ben Williams being equally great on both acoustic and electric basses, and with Antonio Sanchez, one of the greatest drummers in the world right now, just about anything will be possible.” To purchase tickets online, visit http://www.ticketmaster.com/pat-metheny-unity-group-rochester-new-york-11-18-2014/event/00004CD4B741832E?artistid=1866800&majorcatid=10001&minorcatid=4.

Joe Bonamassa

November 24th, 2014

Joe Bonamassa November 24, 2014 @ 8:00 PM Tickets: On Sale Now Price: $82- $128 FULL ACOUSTIC SET AND FULL ELECTRIC SET WITH TWO DIFFERENT BANDS! A brand new show for his fans offering two entirely new and exciting band line-ups with Bonamassa essentially opening for himself. The first set will feature Bonamassa alongside the world music acoustic band. Playing an assortment of rare, vintage, organic and "oddball" instruments, the performers will run through an hour of the signature acoustic performance from Bonamassa's Vienna show, treating the audience to a gorgeously textured "unplugged" experience. Bonamassa will then shift into electric mode for the second half of the show featuring his regular touring band. ONCE AGAIN BONAMASSA STRIVES TO GIVE HIS FANS A SHOW THEY’LL NEVER FORGET! http://rbtl.org/events.aspx?date=11/24/2014 To purchase tickets online, visit http://www.ticketmaster.com/joe-bonamassa-rochester-new-york-11-24-2014/event/00004C99E352636C?artistid=838397&majorcatid=10001&minorcatid=4

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.

Ithaca Small Business Saturday

November 29th, 2014

Small Business Saturday celebrates small businesses and all they do for their communities. Start your holiday shopping at local Ithaca businesses and support friends and neighbors. Join us for giveaways, free gift-wrapping, and more!

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.

Santa's Arrival to Downtown Ithaca

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.

Play Pals Exhibit Opening Weekend

December 6th, 2014 - December 7th, 2014

Explore the history of dolls, action figures, toy soldiers, plush animals, and other toys of the imagination. Role-play in a life-size dollhouse, go on adventures at the action figure play station, and tend to teddy bears and other stuffed animals at the animal hospital. Included with general museum admission fees.

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.

Ice Wars National Ice Carving

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.

The Burns Sisters

December 12th, 2014

After a recent tour to Ireland, the Burns sisters return to Ithaca with their annual holiday concert of original songs and favorite seasonal selections from cultures around the world. A long time staple in national folk music circles, these local singer-songwriters have performed on several tours with folk-legend Arlo Guthrie. Their graceful, lilting harmonies blend their own brand of folk, rock, and blues with social and political activism.

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.

5th Annual Downtown Chowder Cook-Off

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.

The Burns Sisters

December 13th, 2014

After a recent tour to Ireland, the Burns sisters return to Ithaca with their annual holiday concert of original songs and favorite seasonal selections from cultures around the world. A long time staple in national folk music circles, these local singer-songwriters have performed on several tours with folk-legend Arlo Guthrie. Their graceful, lilting harmonies blend their own brand of folk, rock, and blues with social and political activism.

Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker

December 15th, 2014

Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker December 15, 2014 @ 7:30pm Tickets: On Sale Now Price: $31 - $105 Moscow Ballet’s spectacular Great Russian Nutcracker is the must-see event this holiday season! Celebrate the beloved Christmas tradition with the whole family as 40 world-class Russian artists bring this charming classic to life. The New York Times raves “Knock Out!” Experience Tchaikovsky’s master score this Christmas with the magic of larger than-life-puppets, a growing Christmas Tree and super-sized Matrushka dolls! More at www.nutcracker.com To purchase tickets online, visit http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/00004CA5E90C8263.

The Fresh Beat Band: Greatest Hits Live

December 18th, 2014

The Fresh Beat Band: Greatest Hits Live December 18, 2014 @ 6:30pm Tickets: On Sale 9/5 Price: $30.50, $40.50, $50.50 $150 VIP Package (sold online only) includes Meet & Greet Photo Opportunity, Fresh Beat Band Party Gift & Fresh Beat Band VIP Laminate! The Fresh Beat Band, Nickelodeon’s preschool music group and stars of the hit Emmy Award-winning TV series of the same name, are bringing an all new concert to cities across the U.S. The Fresh Beat Band Greatest Hits Live features Kiki (Yvette Gonzalez-Nacer), Shout (Thomas Hobson), Marina (Tara Perry), and Twist (Jon Beavers) performing in this brand new production featuring new hit songs such as “Walk Like an Egyptian” along with fan favorites from their live-action TV show and recent albums. The band will perform all of their biggest hits that teach preschoolers about music appreciation and how to express their feelings through movement, song and instrumental music. Fresh Beat Band Party packages, which include a meet and greet with The Fresh Beat Band will be available. To purchase tickets online, visit http://www.ticketmaster.com/the-fresh-beat-band-greatest-hits-rochester-new-york-12-18-2014/event/00004D1AC06434DB?artistid=1659193&majorcatid=10001&minorcatid=107.

LEGO Castle Adventure® School-Break Week

December 20th, 2014 - January 4th, 2015

Description: Explore the LEGO Castle Adventure® exhibit, featuring LEGO models of real-world castles created by LEGO Master Builders. Train like a knight in the jousting field, construct a virtual castle wall using 3-D computer technology, and admire royal furnishings including a decorative suit of armor—made entirely out of LEGO bricks. Get creative and construct your own paper brick to take home. Try your hand strategy games that have challenged people for centuries including Red Dragon, Nine Men’s Morris, puzzles, and an oversized game of chess.

Reindeer Run

December 20th, 2014

Sprint over to The Strong and get into the action at the third annual Reindeer Run, a unique, family-friendly foot race. Produced by YellowJacket Racing and sponsored by Fleet Feet Sports, the all-ages run is downtown Rochester’s only winter 5K event and includes a half-mile kids’ race. Fees apply.

February

Sip & Sparkle- Girls Night Out

February 13th, 2015

Are you ready for a night out with your best friends? Be dazzled at Miles with our Sip and Sparkle winter Series. It is time to pull out the glasses, turn up the music and indulge in an evening of laughing and fun. With a glass of our newest "to be released" sparkling wine, appetizers, and vendors with jewelry, make-up, chocolates and manicures! What could be more fun? 6:00pm until 8:00pm Miles Wine Cellars & The Inn at Miles Wine Cellars Friday, February 13, 2015 Friday, February 27, 2015 Friday, March 13, 2015 Friday, March 27, 2015 With space for 30 ladies each night, this will be your night to shine! Email Lindsay at Lindsay@mileswinecellars.com Registration fee of $15.00 per person – pre paid at the time you register. We can’t wait to have you join us! Looking to make a night of it? Stay locally with your girlfriends. Best Western Inn and Suites- Penn Yan www.vineyardinnandsuites.com Rates beginning at $130.49 plus taxes Ramada- Geneva www.ramada.com Rates beginning at $190.00 plus taxes Harbor Hotel – Watkins Glen www.watkinsglenharborhotel.com Rates beginning at $149.00 plus taxes

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.