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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.

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.

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

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.

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).

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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 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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.