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August

Summer Sale at Handwork Co-op

August 1st, 2014 - August 3rd, 2014

Handwork will be having its Annual Summer Sale August 1st 2nd and 3rd. Handwork's clearance offerings always attract a big crowd and our customers will walk away as happy as always this year! Don't miss your chance to get deep discounts on quality handcrafted merchandise. Pottery, glass, jewelry, jackets, glass mosaics and more, all priced 25% to 75% off. Every day of the sale we bring out new items and continue markdowns, so stop in frequently!

First Friday Gallery Night

August 1st, 2014

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

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

August 1st, 2014

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

Sauerkraut Festival

August 1st, 2014

Sauerkraut is the BEST! For the past 47 years, Phelps, New York has held a Sauerkraut Festival to commemorate the time when Phelps was the sauerkraut capital of the world. The festival features everything sauerkraut (and cabbage). Food, contests, arts and crafts, rides, and more! The Sauerkraut Festival was featured on the Food Network. Each year we crown the Sauerkraut Festival Prince and Princess and let them cut the sauerkraut cake. As always, ADMISSION IS FREE to the festival grounds and many of the activities around the village. The Sauerkraut Festival will be held August 1 to the 3rd at the Fireman's Field in Phelps. As we book new events, etc. we will posting them on PhelpsNY.com. Do you want something different to do? Why not spend the day at the Phelps Sauerkraut Festival and see why SAUERKRAUT IS KING!!

Brew at the Zoo

August 1st, 2014

5:30 – 8:00 p.m. Tickets required Advance sale: $50 | Group tickets (6+): $45 Day of: $55, if available (this event sells out during advance sale every year!) Anyone under 21, including infants and toddlers, will not be admitted. Enjoy a night out at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo for Friends of the Zoo's 18th annual fundraiser. Taste regional beers and wines, enjoy delicious food and music. Who knew philanthropic endeavors could taste so good? Purchase tickets: http://www.rosamondgiffordzoo.org/brew-at-the-zoo

An Evening of Watercolors at Handwork Cooperative

August 1st, 2014

Bill Mowson has been traveling around and painting the Finger Lakes since 2002 and feels that he has barely scratched the surface. Bill is well known for his serene and beautiful paintings of the regions lakes, gorges and waterfalls. A formally trained scientific illustrator, Christi Sobel's passion for nature shows in her vibrant and colorful depictions of botanicals, animals and landscapes. Learn about Bill and Christi's watercolor techniques and watch them paint at Handwork. Refreshments provided.

Opening Reception: Distinctly Animal

August 1st, 2014

Opening Reception: DISTINCTLY ANIMAL Where: Flick Gallery at Arts Center of Yates County, 127 Main Street, Penn Yan, NY When: Friday, August 1 from 5:00-7:00 Wine for reception donated by Fox Run Winery Featuring: Paintings by: Charlotte DiGennaro (ACYC Artist of the Year) Photography by: Steve Knapp Ceramics by: Carolyn Dilcher-Stutz DISTINCTLY ANIMAL on display from August 1 – September 6, 2014 during Gallery hours.

Farm-To-Table Wine and Cooking Adventure

August 2nd, 2014

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

Garlic Festival - Fox Run Vineyards

August 2nd, 2014 - August 3rd, 2014

Festival celebrating the  artisan garlic cultivated in the Finger Lakes

Mustang Rally of the Finger Lakes

August 2nd, 2014

Saturday August 2nd will be another fun filled day for Mustang enthusiasts! It all begins with a $5 breakfast at the Phelps Community Center (from 9am to 11am) where registration will open at 9am. An informational meeting will be held at 10am to welcome all participants, and the care show will take place from 10am until 3pm at the Phelps Community Center located at Banta St. just off Rt. 96/ Main St. Phelps

MOTORCYCLE WEEKEND AT THE GLENN CURTISS MUSEUM

August 2nd, 2014 - August 3rd, 2014

Hammondsport, NY – July 28, 2014 – See scores of classic and vintage motorcycles at the Glenn Curtiss Museum on Saturday August 2 and Sunday August 3 during the annual bike show, swap meet and ride around Keuka Lake.  Free admission to the outdoor display and swap meet and a special reduced museum admission fee of $6 – a savings of $2.50 – is good for both days. The museum is located at 8419 State Route 54 in Hammondsport and is open from 9 AM to 5 PM daily.

Motorcycles inside the museum on display include special items from the museum’s collection, such as an exact reproduction of Curtiss’s 1907 World Record V8 Motorcycle. In a measured-mile run at Ormond Beach, Florida, on January 23, 1907, the motorcycle that was officially clocked at 136.3 mph, earning Glenn Curtiss the title of Fastest Man on Earth. Another featured bike is the 1915 Williams Clady's Model that sports a three-cylinder rotary engine fixed to the rear wheel.

Motorcycle Weekend is sponsored by Odd Ball Old Dog Cycles, a Western and Central New York motorcycle group.

The reduced admission fee of $6 includes access to the entire museum, including vintage and reproduction airplanes, class automobiles and local history exhibits.

Top-to-Bottom Tours of Rose Hill Mansion

August 2nd, 2014

Special Top-to-Bottom tours of Rose Hill Mansion are being offered on the first Saturday of the month during the 2014 season. These tours will be an opportunity to see areas of the house not open on our regular tours, including the basement and belvedere (the square tower on the roof) . Tours will be held at 11am, 12:30pm, 2:00pm and 3:30pm and are included in regular admission.

The tour is appropriate for adults and children 15 years and older. Please be advised that there are many stairs to climb and some confined spaces included in the tour. Because of these limitations, space on the tour is limited, and reservations are required. Reservations may be made by calling Rose Hill at 315-789-3848.

Rose Hill Mansion is located at 3373 Route 96A, about a mile south of Routes 5&20, near Geneva, New York. The house is open May 1 to October 31, Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Closed Mondays. The grounds are open year round, free of charge.

Trivia Cruise!

August 3rd, 2014

Play Trivia with friends while cruising into relaxation on board the Canandaigua Lady Paddle Wheel Boat! Snacks & Drinks Available for On board Purchase! Sunday, August 3rd 2:30-4:30pm $22 Adults/$15 Kids 12 & Under Call (585) 396-7350 or visit www.CdgaBoatCruises.com to Purchase your Tickets! The Canandaigua Lady docks at: 205 Lakeshore Drive Canandaigua, NY 14424

Café Terrace Music Series at Heron Hill Winery

August 3rd, 2014

PJ Elliott 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.

Enchanted Characters Lunch Cruise!

August 4th, 2014

Visit with your kid's favorite characters on the Canandaigua Lady! 2-Hour Cruise with a Turkey Sandwich Lunch served to all! Cruise with us for this fun-filled, family event! 12-2pm $25 Adults/$20 Kids 12 & Under Call (585) 396-7350 or visit our website www.CdgaBoatCruises.com to purchase your tickets! Check out the characters that will be cruising with us at www.fairytaleprincesses.com

Detective Week at The Strong

August 4th, 2014 - August 8th, 2014

Enjoy a fun-filled summer at The Strong! Rejoice in new themed activities every weekday with playful pursuits that include arts and crafts, music and dance, and imaginative play. Be on the lookout for special guests, storytelling, and celebratory surprises. This week: Be a super sleuth, investigate the crime scene, and try to find the culprit. Write with invisible ink, see if you can crack the code, and test your brain power with tangrams and mind games.

Café Happy Hour Music Series

August 6th, 2014

Alec Smith Free admission! Sip, eat, relax & enjoy live music on the Blue Heron Café terrace during Happy Hour on Wednesdays from 5:00-7:00pm!

Happy Hour and FREE Live Music with Loose Change

August 6th, 2014

Happy Hour and FREE Live Music with Loose Change BOGO wine,beer and mixers from 5-6pm FREE Live Music from 6-9pm Cafe Toscana serving until 9pm Come sit on the terrace overlooking Seneca Lake, sip some award winning wines and listen to the sound of classic pop/rock from this well known upstate band.

Rock And Rose Seneca Lake Cruise with Live Music

August 6th, 2014

Take a Scenic Cruise on Seneca Lake on the Rose Lummis, a 1953 Mississippi River Boat. Bar on board serving wine, beer and mixed drinks.

Departs from Stiver's Seneca Marine Boat Dock at 401 Boody Hill Road in Waterloo, next to Tiki Bar North.

Presented by Finger Lakes Water Adventures, Stiver's Seneca Marine

315-789-5520

What the Butler Saw - Bristol Valley Theater

August 7th, 2014 - August 17th, 2014

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

Cheez-It 355 at The Glen

August 7th, 2014 - August 10th, 2014

Clark Smith's Wine & Music Seminar 7-9 at the Wine and Culinary Center

August 7th, 2014

Growing scientific evidence demonstrates how the brain perceives music, and through this enhanced understanding, Clark Smith has extensively investigated how music and wine are closely linked and can enhance one another. It turns out that the peak experience isn’t just in the recording nor the bottle - it ’s at its best appreciated through harmonizing both and opening up new possibilities to enhance our enjoyment and even help us tap into those unforgettable peak experiences. Tickets: www.nywcc.com or 585-394-7070 Ask us about dinner with Clark before the show

HopFest

August 9th, 2014 - August 10th, 2014

A celebration of New York State Craft Beer and the rebuilding of the New York State Hops Industry!

Strawberry Fields Summer Jamboree Festival

August 9th, 2014

A family fun filled day at Strawberry Fields. Bouncy fun House, live Alpacas, many local crafters & vendors, food, and of course you can still pick strawberries!!! Live music by the "Miller's Wheel Band". Event hours 11-5pm.

Farm Heritage Day

August 9th, 2014

the Geneva Historical Society will hold the third biennial Farm Heritage Day at Johnston House at 3523 East Lake Road in Fayette. This event will give visitors, particularly families, the chance to sample 19th-century farm life through games, period crafts and farming activities, presentations, and exhibits. The activities will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and are free and open to the public.

 

For more information about Farm Heritage Day, call the Geneva Historical Society at 315-789-5151 or visit our website

Café Terrace Music Series at Heron Hill Winery

August 10th, 2014

Boogiemen Unplugged 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.

Jazz on the Lawn

August 10th, 2014

Jazz On The Lawn Granger Homestead Lawn
With The Southern Tier All-StarJazz Band

BBQ Catered by Gale-wyn

Tickets:†
Members $20.00
Non - Members $25.00
Children 12 and under free
Cash Bar

RESERVATIONS REQUIRED - CALL 585-394-1472

Berenstain Bears Week at The Strong

August 11th, 2014 - August 15th, 2014

Enjoy a fun-filled summer at The Strong! Rejoice in new themed activities every weekday with playful pursuits that include arts and crafts, music and dance, and imaginative play. Be on the lookout for special guests, storytelling, and celebratory surprises. This week: Shake paws and take pictures with the Berenstain Bears from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., make a pair of bear ears, join a Bear Country picnic and tea party, and more.

Café Happy Hour Music Series

August 13th, 2014

Anton Flint Free admission! Sip, eat, relax & enjoy live music on the Blue Heron Café terrace during Happy Hour on Wednesdays from 5:00-7:00pm!

Happy Hour and FREE Live Music with Austin John and Dawna Zahn

August 13th, 2014

You will not want to miss this Acoustic Blues Duo. This will be one of their last performances before they move to Nashville TN to make it Big Time. Happy Hour and FREE Live Music Featuring Austin John and Dawna Zahn BOGO Happy Hour wine, beer and mixers 5-6pm FREE Live Music from 6-9pm Cafe Toscana will be serving until 9pm Austin and Dawna have a huge following, so get here early!

Pirate of the Caribbean Will Attack on Skaneateles Lake

August 13th, 2014

Hop aboard, matey!
 
Mid-Lakes Navigation has set its annual Pirate Day for Aug. 13.
 
Joining the marauding this year is Rusty Rice, a captain for the Barbara S. Wiles. Although new to Pirate Day, he is no stranger to pirate play.  
 
Rice was a second mate on the Continental Sloop Providence, a replica of America’s first war ship, when Disney chartered the tall ship and hired its crew as extras. He appeared in “Pirates of the Caribbean: Deadman's Chest” and “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End.” 
 
Continuing his antics from past years, Capt. Jack (aka Rick Martinez, of Auburn), a self-described “goofy, crazy, fun-loving pirate,” will defend The Judge from attack.
 
Martinez is developing and producing a TV pilot, "The Captain Crowe Show,” that uses pirates to promote literacy.
 
“Pirate Day is an event we look forward to all year,” says Mid-Lakes co-owner Sarah Wiles. “Passengers, crewmembers, friends—we all have a ball!”
 
Children are invited to dress in costume and join Capt. Jack’s pirate parade throughout the boat.
 
To enable everyone to get in on the fun, pirate mugs, bandanas, eye patches and swords will be for sale, and children will receive a free tattoo, trinket and pirate hat. A pirate menu will be available on the lunch cruise, which is sold out, and pirate drinks (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic) will be offered on all cruises.
 
Space remains on:
 
• Capt. Hat’s Mighty Sights (sightseeing cruises) – 2 and 3 p.m. aboard the Judge Ben Wiles; 4 and 5 p.m. aboard the Barbara S. Wiles. $14 adults; $8 children. Call the morning of Aug. 13 to purchase tickets.
 
• Pirate Dinner Cruise – 6-9 p.m. aboard the Judge Ben Wiles. $52. Advance reservations are required.
 
• Take-Out Cruise – 6:30-8 p.m. aboard the Barbara S. Wiles. $17 adults; $12 children. Call the morning of Aug. 13 to purchase tickets.
 
For more information, call Mid-Lakes Navigation at 315-685-8500 or go to website.

James Potorti Interpretive Gorge Walks

August 15th, 2014

10:00 - 11:30 am This summer the Paleontological Research institution will be holding its annual “James Potorti Museum of the Earth/State Parks Gorge Walks” on five Fridays in August.

Preschool Storytime and Hands-on Activity

August 15th, 2014

10:30 am Toddlers and preschoolers are invited to hear the story Wonderful Worms by Linda Glaser and observe live earthworms.

Downtown Ithaca Winter Restaurant Week

August 16th, 2014

Join us all week December 6-14 for 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

Animal Feeding

August 16th, 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

August 16th, 2014

7:30 - 9:00 am Join us for guided beginner bird walks in Sapsucker Woods. Walks last about 1.5 hours, and will take place weather permitting.

Botanical Garden Highlights Tour

August 16th, 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)

Lake Street's Italian Food & Wine Festival

August 16th, 2014

Food & Wine Pairing with our 7 delicious wines right in our tasting room

Food, Clothing and many other Vendors will be outside

 

We will have a painting party out on our Patio as well from 3-5PM

TASTE & PAINT 3-5PM
Join the Art Farm Painting Party that will be on our Patio painting "**?**" This is a follow along painting. All materials are supplied: easel, canvas, paints, brushes & apron. There is NO SKILL NEEDED, this is just for fun! Sip wine & paint with friends.
$25 per person- register & pay through the calender at www.theartfarmgallery.com

 

Boat Tours will be available as well!

The Arboretum En Plein Air

August 16th, 2014

10:00 am - 3:00 pm Sketch and paint landscapes en plein air (in the open air) from different locations in the F.R. Newman Arboretum. Pre-registration is required.

Une Escapade la campagne - A French summer day at Lively Run Dairy

August 16th, 2014

Join Lively Run Dairy for a celebration of French culture! Enjoy delicious French-inspired food and activities on a beautiful summer day. Le Menu: Sweet & Savory Crêpes made with Lively Run cheese Charcuterie Board featuring Lively Run cheese and local Finger Lakes meats Wine from Cayuga Ridge Estate Winery Cheesecake made with Lively Run cheese French non-alcoholic bubbly apple cider beverage Coffee and tea Activities: French education - Learn the basics of the French language and culture by Lively Run intern, Auréliane. French trivia - Show us what you know! Kids games Tours at 11:00, 12:30, and 2:00 Cheese tastings and goat visiting all day

 

Schedule of Events:

• French education presentation by Lively Run French Intern at 12:00pm
• French trivia at 1:00pm
• "Meet the Cheese-maker" tours at 11am, 12:30pm, & 2pm
• French food and beverages available all day
• Cheese tastings and goat visitation all day

WHY: 

This event is a great education family event because it gives people an opportunity to experience French culture first-hand. Experiencing other cultures is important for people because they get an understanding of where they belong in the world. 

Prices:

• Admission to the event is free
• Food and beverage are up for purchase
• Tours are $7.50/person and include a cheese tasting
• Cheese tastings without a tour are $3/person

Jazz Greats at Glenora Wine Cellars

August 17th, 2014

Jazz Greats at Glenora Glenora Wine Cellars 5435 State Route 14, Dundee, NY 14837 800-243-5513 www.glenora.com info@glenora.com Follow us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/GlenoraWineCellars Spend the day listening to great jazz musicians, overlooking the vineyards and Seneca Lake. Featuring: Euge Groove SUNDAY, August 17, 2014- 2pm $28.00 per person GROUNDS OPEN AT 12:00 PM - NO CAMERAS OR RECORDINGS, LAWN SEATING ONLY-RAIN OR SHINE-NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES, NO PETS Food and Beverage will be available for purchase all day Tickets go on sale May 1st at www.glenora.com, by calling 800.243.5513, or at Wegmans

Café Terrace Music Series at Heron Hill Winery

August 17th, 2014

Jeff Elliott 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.

Hike around Beebe Lake

August 17th, 2014

1:00 - 2:00 pm Join the Cornell Gorge Stewards on a hike around Beebe Lake, right in the heart of campus. This event will not run in inclement weather.

Botanical Garden Highlights Tour

August 17th, 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)

Family Movie Night

August 18th, 2014

6:00 pm Enjoy a family film, WALL-E and free popcorn!

Legos at the Library

August 18th, 2014

1:00 - 2:00 pm Children in kindergarten through fifth grade are invited to attend Legos at the Library, a weekly, free-build program.

Game On Summer

August 18th, 2014

2:30 - 5:00 pm A gaming get together for people entering grades 6-12 this fall who are interested in fantasy and sci-fi tabletop, rpg, and card games. Meet with us every week and join in with Magic the Gathering, Munchkin, Dungeons and Dragons, and many other awesome games. Snacks and refreshments will be provided.

Nonsense Week at The Strong

August 18th, 2014 - August 22nd, 2014

Enjoy a fun-filled summer at The Strong! Rejoice in new themed activities every weekday with playful pursuits that include arts and crafts, music and dance, and imaginative play. Be on the lookout for special guests, storytelling, and celebratory surprises. This week: Make a whimsical oversized—or undersized!—hat to take home, create a Dr. Seuss-inspired craft, hear silly Seuss stories, enjoy poems and tongue twisters, and more.

Stories in the Park

August 19th, 2014

11:30 am Join us for stories, music and family fun. After storytime, stay for lunch and shopping at the Ithaca Farmer's Market.

Preschool Storytime and Hands-on Activity

August 19th, 2014

10:30 am Toddlers and preschoolers are invited to hear the story Mister Seahorse by Eric Carle and make sandpaper seahorses.

Café Happy Hour Music Series

August 20th, 2014

Bruce Holler Free admission! Sip, eat, relax & enjoy live music on the Blue Heron Café terrace during Happy Hour on Wednesdays from 5:00-7:00pm!

Shoals Secret Society

August 20th, 2014

11:00 am - 1:00 pm Learn about the history, archaeology and paleontology of the Isle of Shoals.

Wacky Science Wednesdays

August 20th, 2014

1:00 - 2:00 pm Children entering grades 3-5 are invited to this weekly program combining reading, inventing, and experimenting. You will vote on the book we read, and each week will feature a hands-on science activity. Ithaca Generator will be joining us for our last meeting.

Happy Hour and FREE Live Music with Waterside Acoustic

August 20th, 2014

BOGO Happy Hour and FREE live Music with one of our favorites, Waterside Acoustic BOGO wine, beer and mixers from 5-6pm FREE Live Music 7-9pm Cafe Toscana will be serving delicious homemade food til' 9pm

Joyful Adornments hosts WG After Hours Chamber Mixer

August 20th, 2014

Network at the Watkins Glen Chamber After Hours Mixer at Joyful Adornments studio in Odessa. Bonnie's work will be on display. Chamber Members: $5.00 Non-Members:$7.00

Rock And Rose Seneca Lake Cruise with Live Music

August 20th, 2014

Rock And Rose Seneca Lake Cruise with Live Music

Take a Scenic Cruise on Seneca Lake on the Rose Lummis, a 1953 Mississippi River Boat. Bar on board serving wine, beer and mixed drinks.

Departs from Stiver's Seneca Marine Boat Dock at 401 Boody Hill Road in Waterloo, next to Tiki Bar North.

Presented by Finger Lakes Water Adventures, Stiver's Seneca Marine

315-789-5520

365: A Year in Revue - Bristol Valley Theater

August 21st, 2014 - August 31st, 2014

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

Fall Creek Gorge Hike

August 21st, 2014

6:00 - 7:00 pm Join the Cornell Gorge Stewards on a hike of the beautiful Fall Creek Gorge. This event will not run in inclement weather.

Bassmaster Elite Series Tournament and Festival

August 21st, 2014 - August 24th, 2014

Four days of activities are planned, including plenty of food, beer, wine, demos and national vendors from Bassmaster, live music, shopping and entertainment from local vendors, and of course, a great fishing tournament. There’s no charge for admission! The music is sponsored by Costa Sunglasses, maker of the world's clearest polarized performance sunglasses for those who love to be on the water. Musical acts include Ruby Shooz, Prison City Rockers, Custom Taylor Band, TJ Sacco, Chief Big Way featuring Joey Belladonna (former lead singer of metal band Anthrax), and more. The festival will also feature a Military Day on Sunday, August 24, to support and honor wounded veterans.

Governor Andrew Cuomo will also be visiting the Finger Lakes region on Saturday, August 23. The Governor’s Challenge will be held on nearby Owasco Lake, after which the Governor will attend the Bassmater Elite weigh-in at Union Springs.

Garden of Fire Festival

August 22nd, 2014

Led by The Rockwell Museum, a summer-long youth program involving five community organizations and over 135 students will culminate with a Garden of Fire Festival on August 22 from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. in Denison Park, Corning NY. 

Night Hike

August 22nd, 2014

Nightfall Hike our wooded trails under the big sky of our back fields or around our ponds. Find out who is awake and stirring under the moonlight. Please call ahead for availability.

James Potorti Interpretive Gorge Walks

August 22nd, 2014

10:00 - 11:30 am This summer the Paleontological Research institution will be holding its annual “James Potorti Museum of the Earth/State Parks Gorge Walks” on five Fridays in August.

Saturday Movie Matinees

August 23rd, 2014

2:00 pm The final movie will offer a look at Wes Anderson's heralded and engaging film The Grand Budapest Hotel.

Animal Feeding

August 23rd, 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

August 23rd, 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

August 23rd, 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.

Maker Expo

August 23rd, 2014

11:00 am - 1:30 pm See what people of all ages created this summer at our workshops as well as special projects from Ithaca Generator members and Ithaca High School’s Code Red Robotics. Space is limited; to register, contact Teen Services Librarian Regina at 272-4557 ext. 275 or rdemauro@tcpl.org.

Covert Community Trail Day

August 23rd, 2014

Between 1 and 5 p.m. on Saturday, August 23, visit participating businesses in the Town of Covert (Seneca County) and get discounts using the special Passport. Frontenac Point Vineyard - Estate Winery is extending a 10% discount off any wine purchase that day to those holding the Covert Community Trail Day Passport.

Café Terrace Music Series at Heron Hill Winery

August 24th, 2014

Scott Adams 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.

Moto-Inventions

August 24th, 2014

1:00 pm Sundays in August. 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

August 24th, 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)

Ladies Golf Open

August 24th, 2014

Ladies Open at Bristol Harbour Resort August 24, 2014 at 2:00pm FORMAT: Holes 1-6 Alternating Shots Holes 7-12 Best Ball Holes 13-18 Singles Play PREPARATION: Pre-Register and receive a coupon that entitles you to a private 1 hour lesson with either Greg Mulhern or John Lacrosse for just $20 (a $50 dollar value) Entry Fee $65 members $95 non-members Includes golf, cart, snacks, dinner and prizes

Game On Summer

August 25th, 2014

2:30 - 5:00 pm A gaming get together for people entering grades 6-12 this fall who are interested in fantasy and sci-fi tabletop, rpg, and card games. Meet with us every week and join in with Magic the Gathering, Munchkin, Dungeons and Dragons, and many other awesome games. Snacks and refreshments will be provided.

Spark a Reaction: Speculative Fiction Writing for Teens

August 25th, 2014

3:00 - 5:00 pm Participants will be encouraged to explore unknown worlds with celebrated local author and poet Katharyn Howd Machan. This program is free and open to the public; however space is limited. To register, contact Teen Services Librarian Regina DeMauro at (607) 272-4557 extension 274 or rdemauro@tcpl.org.

Wine Glass Painting Class at Miles Wine Cellars

August 26th, 2014

Are you looking for a Fun, Relaxing Afternoon , Overlooking the lake, wine in hand, as you express your artistic side and socialize with others? We have the perfect match for you! Come enjoy an afternoon of painting wine glasses with one of our very own Miles "artists"- Christine Huggler-Wyant. We will provide you with a glass of wine, paints, wine glass, brushes, instruction and beautiful atmosphere. No artistic ability or experience necessary. 2:00pm until 4:00pm-Takes place on our outdoor patio (We will move class inside in case of severe weather) Tuesday, June 24th Tuesday, July 29th Tuesday, August 26th $15.00 per person- Pre Registration Required (Space is limited in each session) Call (607) 243-7742 or Email: Lindsay@mileswinecellars.com

Preschool Storytime and Hands-on Activity

August 26th, 2014

10:30 am Toddlers and preschoolers are invited to hear the story Roly Poly Spider by Jill Sardegna and make pom-pom spiders.

Stories in the Park

August 26th, 2014

11:30 am Join us for the final park outing of the season with stories, music and family fun. After storytime, stay for lunch and shopping at the Ithaca Farmer's Market.

Wine Glass Painting Class at Miles Wine Cellars

August 26th, 2014

Wine Glass Painting Class at Miles Wine Cellars. Come enjoy an afternoon of painting wine glasses overlooking beautiful Seneca Lake with one of our very own Miles “artists”- Christine Huggler-Wyant. We will provide you with a glass of wine, paints, wine glass, brushes, instruction and beautiful atmosphere. No artistic ability or experience necessary. 2:00pm until 4:00pm Takes place on our outdoor patio (We will move class inside in case of severe weather) Tuesday, August 26th $15.00 per person Pre Registration Required (Space is limited in each session) Call (607) 243-7742 Space is limited. Beginners welcomed, fun class.

Taste of Summer Series: Heron Hill Winery

August 27th, 2014

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

Taste of Summer Series: Boundary Breaks Vineyard

August 27th, 2014

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

Café Happy Hour Music Series

August 27th, 2014

PJ Elliott Free admission! Sip, eat, relax & enjoy live music on the Blue Heron Café terrace during Happy Hour on Wednesdays from 5:00-7:00pm!

Happy Hour and FREE Live Music with Amanda Ashley

August 27th, 2014

Voted one of Rochesters top solo artists Amanda Ashley will be performing her sultry jazz hits her at Ventosa! BOGO Happy Hour 5-6pm FREE LIVE MUSIC from 6-9pm Cafe' Toscana is serving until 9pm

Open Mic Night at the Arts Center of Yates County

August 28th, 2014

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

Ring of Fire Cruise!

August 30th, 2014

Cruise into relaxation on the Lady during the annual tradition on Canandaigua Lake of lighting flares along the shoreline to signify the end of the summer season! Saturday, August 30th 8:45-10:15pm $25 Upper Deck Seating/$20 Lower Deck Seating Snacks & Beverages available for purchase! Please call The Canandaigua Lady at 585-396-7350 or visit our website to purchase your tickets in advance as this is a popular cruise!

Café Terrace Music Series at Heron Hill Winery

August 31st, 2014

Mike Cavalier 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.

September

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

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.

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.)

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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).

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.

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

Open Mic Night at the Arts Center of Yates County

September 25th, 2014

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

Open Mic Night at the Arts Center of Yates County

October 23rd, 2014

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

November

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.

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.

Après Ski Party

December 12th, 2014

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

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.

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.

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.