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July

Stories in the Park

July 1st, 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.

George Eastman House - July Events

July 1st, 2014

UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS

The Disappearance of Darkness

Innovation in the Imaging Capital

July events


SIGN-LANGUAGE GARDEN TOUR

PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP

PHOTO FINISH 5K Information Session

GEORGE EASTMAN's 160th BIRTHDAY

GARDEN VIBES: The Ginger Faye Bakers

DINNER AND A MOVIE -Café and Dryden Theatre

 

 

 

Taste of Summer Series: Long Point Winery

July 2nd, 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

July 2nd, 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!

Learn to DJ with DJ Gundz

July 2nd, 2014

5:00 - 6:30 pm This DJ workshop will focus on blending and mixing music using advanced software, Traktor Pro. Participants will have the opportunity to use a controller to adjust beats per minute and create effects on the songs.

Barnstormer's "Reds, Whites, and Blues" w/ Smoke on the Water BBQ

July 3rd, 2014

Our first annual Reds, Whites & Blues festival! Live blues outside provided by Scott Adams & Brett Beardslee from 5PM – 8PM on their favorite, comfortable couch. Smoke on the Water BBQ available for purchase all evening (yum) As always, Barnstormer Wines available by the glass as well during the event, inside and outdoors! Free to come! Bring some friends and seating and lets celebrate America’s birthday with some Reds, Whites & Blues. 'Murica!

Ventosa Vineyards Happy Hour, FREE Live Music and FIREWORKS over Seneca Lake

July 3rd, 2014

THURSDAY July 3rd FIREWORKS over SENECA Sit on our terrace and enjoy the view of the fireworks display put on by the American Legion BOGO Happy Hour, FREE Live Music and stay for the Fireworks! Happy Hour from 6-7pm BOGO beer, wine and mixers Live Music from Waterside Acoustic 7-10pm Café Toscana serving until 9pm Fireworks start at Dusk

Fireworks around the Finger Lakes

July 3rd, 2014 - July 6th, 2014

For a list of fireworks shows around the area  for the 4th of July celebration

click on the web link  Fireworks

Fall Creek Gorge Hike

July 3rd, 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.

Fireworks Cruise on the Lady!

July 4th, 2014

Enjoy the Canandaigua Fireworks Display while out on the Canandaigua Lady! Friday, July 4th (Independence Day!) 8:45-10:15pm $25 Upper Deck/$20 Lower Deck per person Please call (585) 396-7350 or visit www.CdgaBoatCruises.com to purchase your tickets!

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

July 4th, 2014

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

Americana Vineyards Winery Fourth of July Birthday BBQ Bash

July 5th, 2014

(Interlaken, NY) The Fourth of July in the Finger Lakes wouldn’t be complete without Americana Vineyards Winery's annual Birthday BBQ Bash, and this year promises to be the best yet! The winery has a full day of music, food and drink, and great fun lined up for their family and friends! The festivities start at noon on Saturday, July 5 and will go all day strong right through the full fireworks finale from Proximity Pyrotechnics that rivals any community’s display!

“We look forward to putting on this party every year,” explains Joe Gober, the winery’s charismatic owner. “The winery started in July, so what better way to celebrate our birthday, and to thank our friends and family for their support than with a huge blow-out? We love that people come from near and far to meet up here for this party!”

This year is the winery’s 33rd birthday, and they’ve added more food, more vendors and more fun to celebrate. And everyone is invited – friends, families, even pets! "Although," Joe points out, "the fireworks may bother some dogs ears, so bear that in mind if you decide to bring your pooch."

In addition to the great chicken BBQ by the Trumansburg Fire Department, Global Taco and Pita on the Street food trucks, Crystal Lake Café's signature homemade sausages with peppers and onions complete with picnic side dishes , and plenty of local food and artisan vendors, there will be a wine slushie and beer tent, wine specials by the bottle, wine available by the glass and a full slate of top local musical talent. 

“We have five great bands playing all day, starting right at noon, each playing a two hour set, which will take us right up to our Fireworks Finale at 10:00pm,” Joe outlines. The entertainment line-up for this year is:
12:00-2:00 Christopher Gerard Band
2:00-4:00 The Tarps
4:00-6:00 Go Gone
6:00-8:00 Purple Valley
8:00-10:00 Robin Burnette & the A Band
10:00 Fireworks Finale

Admission is just $3.00 for adults, with kids and pets admitted free. Joe extends the following invitation, “Come spend a few hours with us, or stay all day. Everyone’s welcome, so bring a whole carload with you! Just be sure to pack a few lawn chairs or blankets and get here early to claim your spot on the back lawn for the day!”

Americana Vineyards Winery and Crystal Lake Café is located at 4367 East Covert Road in Interlaken, about 15 minutes north of Ithaca. Event updates and details can be found on the winery's website and on their Facebook page.

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About Americana Vineyards Winery and Crystal Lake Café:

Americana Vineyards Winery is a destination winery located 15 minutes north of Ithaca, New York right off Cayuga Lake in the center of New York’s Finger Lakes Wine Region at 4367 East Covert Road in Interlaken. Americana opened in 1981, and is a founding member and anchor winery for the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail. The Winery added an additional facility in 1999 for private parties, and Crystal Lake Café in 2006, a from-scratch café for year-round dining -- including their popular Sunday Brunch. Americana is the only winery in the area to host two year-round musical series: Friday Night Happy Hour from 6:00pm-8:00pm and Sunday Afternoon Music from 4:00pm-6:00pm. During warm weather the bands play in the Pavilion on the back lawn, and in cold or inclement weather, they play in the “Small Barn.” Americana produces 26 wines, many of which are nationally and internationally acclaimed, including their Chardonnay, which recently took Double Gold at the Florida International Wine Competition. Americana and the Café are members of the Finger Lakes Culinary Bounty, and supporters of many local causes including animal rights and elimating childhood hunger. For more information, visit www.americanavineyards.com or “like” Americana Vineyards Winery on Facebook. “Like” Crystal Lake Café on Facebook for Café specials and events.

Fulkerson Winery 25th Anniversary Party

July 5th, 2014

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

Guided Bird Walk

July 5th, 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.

Sciencenter 18-hole Mini-Golf Course Grand Opening

July 5th, 2014

10:00 am - 5:00 pm The Sciencenter has constructed a new and expanded 18-hole mini-golf course. Click for pricing.

Showtime! Plant Power

July 5th, 2014

2:00 pm Discover how plants like grasses, trees and algae can be used to make bio-energy and bio-products.

Café Terrace Music Series at Heron Hill Winery featuring Bob & Dee

July 6th, 2014

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.

Café Terrace Music Series at Heron Hill Winery

July 6th, 2014

BOB & DEE Sip, eat, relax & enjoy live music on the Blue Heron Café terrace overlooking beautiful Keuka Lake! Sundays from 12:30 to 4:30pm.

Hike around Beebe Lake

July 6th, 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

July 6th, 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)

Tioga County Fair

July 8th, 2014 - July 12th, 2014

On July 8, 2014 the 155th Annual Tioga County Fair, the second oldest fair in New York State, begins with a running of the NY Sire Stakes harness race at 1:00 p.m. Opening day of the 2014 fair will climax with a fireworks show

Demolition derby on Wednesday July 9 and Friday July 11 at 7:00 p.m

The fair will close with a jam-packed day of exciting entertainment for the entire family during Sportsman's Day sponsored by Lock-N-Load sporting goods on Saturday, July 12. The feature presentation will be Waverly native and nationally known outdoorsman Tim Andrus, host of Rush Outdoors and member of Realtree's Pro Staff. An Archery Tournament beginning at 10:00 a.m. will award thousands of dollars in prizes to the best archers.


Sit! Stay! Read!

July 8th, 2014

3:00 pm Children are invited to practice their reading skills by sharing a story with a truly non-judgmental listener: a dog!

Stories in the Park

July 8th, 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.

Ventosa Vineyards Happy Hour and FREE Live Music

July 9th, 2014

Happy Hour BOGO beer, wine and mixers from 5-6pm. Acoustic soloist Cliff McCann playing your favorites from 6-9pm. Café Toscana serving until 9pm.

Café Happy Hour Music Series

July 9th, 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!

Walking Tours of Downtown Geneva

July 9th, 2014 - June 9th, 2014

Wednesdays,
July 9 & 23, August 13 & 27, 2014
7 p.m.
 
Tickets
$5 per person,
 
Location
Begin at Finger Lakes Gifts & Lounge, 60 Seneca St., Geneva, NY

Workshop Wednesday: Origami

July 9th, 2014

2:30 pm Master the Japanese art of origami and fold paper like a pro at this special drop-in workshop. No registration is required, but space is limited to first-come, first-served. All skill levels and ages welcome; participants under age 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Literary Elements: Electrify Your Writing and Drawing - A Program by Ithaca Generator

July 9th, 2014

6:00 - 7:30 pm During this hands-on program facilitated by members of Ithaca Generator, participants will have an opportunity to write or draw a picture in conductive ink, creating a circuit which can light LED's, all while learning about the chemistry involved in their creations. Advance registration is required.

No, Deer! Plants for a Deer-Resistant Garden

July 9th, 2014

7:00 pm If you've done any gardening around the region, you've probably noticed the deer population. Can anything be done to protect your plants? The short answer is, YES! Group size will be limited; pre-registration is required.

Deathtrap - Bristol Valley Theater

July 10th, 2014 - July 20th, 2014

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

Fall Creek Gorge Hike

July 10th, 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.

First Friday Gallery Night

July 11th, 2014

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

Finger Lakes Wine Festival

July 11th, 2014 - July 13th, 2014

Preschool Storytime and Hands-on Activity

July 11th, 2014

10:30 am Toddlers and preschoolers are invited to hear the story The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle and make their own suncatchers.

Special Gallery Night Performance

July 11th, 2014

5:00 - 8:00 pm A special Gallery Night improvised performance by Moog musician Scott Callan and cellist Kayla Sewell, as part of the interactive exhibition that tells the story of Bob Moog and the development of the groundbreaking instruments bearing his name.

Downtown Ithaca Gallery Night Avenue of the Friends

July 11th, 2014

5:00 - 8:00 pm Featured Library exhibits are: A Common Thread: To Sew or Not To Sew, Visual Culture at Ithaca High School, and I Look Silly. Sculptures In the Shadow of the Moon, and Eclipse by Sam Castner will also be available for viewing. After-hours access to the Library will be through the BorgWarner Community Room door, located behind TCAT's Green Street bus shelter.

Farm-To-Table Wine and Cooking Adventure

July 12th, 2014

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

Tom Sieling Performs

July 12th, 2014

2:00 pm Kids of all ages are invited to join us for Take a Tromp through the Swamp and a Break by the Lake! with local singer Tom Sieling. Tom's silly tunes will get the whole crowd moving.

Animal Feeding

July 12th, 2014

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

Guided Bird Walk

July 12th, 2014

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

Fossil ID Day

July 12th, 2014

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

Botanical Garden Highlights Tour

July 12th, 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)

Trivia Cruise!

July 13th, 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, July 13th 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 featuring Bruce Holler

July 13th, 2014

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.

Café Terrace Music Series at Heron Hill Winery

July 13th, 2014

Bruce Holler Sip, eat, relax & enjoy live music on the Blue Heron Café terrace overlooking beautiful Keuka Lake! Sundays from 12:30 to 4:30pm.

Penguin Palooza

July 13th, 2014

Tickets required Advance sale: $12 members | $15 non-members Day of: $17, if available Come to the Rosamond Gifford Zoo for an evening of ice cream and food tastings from a variety of vendors, live entertainment and lots of kid-friendly activities. Chill out and enjoy animal demonstrations, including a penguin feeding! Presented by Empower Federal Credit Union. Purchase tickets: http://www.rosamondgiffordzoo.org/penguin-palooza

Family Movie Night

July 13th, 2014

6:00 pm Enjoy a free family film, popcorn and air conditioning! We will be showing The Lego Movie.

Botanical Garden Highlights Tour

July 13th, 2014

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

Discovery Sunday: Modern Birding

July 13th, 2014

1:00 pm Bring your binoculars and go for a guided birding hike through our woods. You'll learn how modern technology, like cell phone apps, have changed the world of birding. For the naturalist in all of us, we'll tell you about ways to get involved with data collection through citizen science projects.

George Eastman House to Celebrate Mr. Eastman's 160th Birthday on July 13th

July 13th, 2014

George Eastman House to Celebrate 

Mr. Eastman's 160th Birthday on July 13

WHAT: George Eastman's 160th Birthday Celebration. A piano concert by Cristina Dinella in the living room followed by birthday cake in the Palm House.

WHERE: George Eastman House, 900 East Avenue

WHEN: Sunday, July 13, 2014

TIME: 3:00 p.m.

 

The music event and cake are included with museum admission: $14 adults; $12 seniors (62+); $5 students; and FREE for children 12 and under. For more information, visit eastmanhouse.org or call (585) 271-3361.

Pirate Week at The Strong

July 14th, 2014 - July 18th, 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: Learn to talk like a pirate, walk the plank, create your own treasure map, and more. From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., meet a pirate and collect a coin from the treasure chest.

Corn Hill Arts Festival Fairy Houses Display July 15- July 27

July 15th, 2014 - July 27th, 2014

Tuesday, July 15–Sunday, July 27

Flutter over to see a whimsical display of the 10 winning fairy houses from the Corn Hill Arts Festival. Included with general museum admission fees. Presented in conjunction with the Fairy Houses Tour at the 46th Annual Corn Hill Arts Festival.

Stories in the Park

July 15th, 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

July 15th, 2014

10:30 am Toddlers and preschoolers are invited to hear the story Seven Blind Mice by Ed Young and make a textured paper elephant to bring home.

Taste of Summer Series: Ravines Wine Cellars

July 16th, 2014

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

Ventosa Vineyards Wednesday Night Happy Hour and FREE Live Music with Millers Wheel

July 16th, 2014

BOGO Happy Hour from 5-6pm beer, wine and mixers. Live Music from a Finger Lakes favorite MILLERS WHEEL 6-9pm. Foot Stompin' fun from a variety of musical tastes and talents. Bringing you Ol' Time, Celtic, Americana & Bluegrass Music ~ Jug Band Style ~ Café Toscana serving until 9pm

Café Happy Hour Music Series

July 16th, 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!

Historian to speak at Historic Palmyra's Alling Coverlet Museum

July 17th, 2014

George Contant author and historian to speak at Historic Palmyra’s on July 17th, 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Georges’ topic will be Company B, the Palmyra Company with the company's formation, it's attachment to the 33d at Elmira, and focus on its important part in the Battle of Antietam, which resulted in its company commander Lt John Carter being awarded the Medal of Honor.

This is a no charge event and part of the monthly community participation programs at Historic Palmyra

Fall Creek Gorge Hike

July 17th, 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.

Preschool Storytime and Hands-on Activity

July 18th, 2014

10:30 am Toddlers and preschoolers are invited to hear the story Seven Blind Mice by Ed Young and make a textured paper elephant to bring home.

A Summer Party

July 18th, 2014

5:00 - 7:00 pm The Museum's annual summer party is free and open to all, with new exhibitions, refreshments, and more. Stick around after the party for a concert by El Rumbon live on the Arts Quad at 7:00 pm.

Animal Feeding

July 19th, 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.

Showtime! Sounds Like Fun

July 19th, 2014

2:00 pm Join students from the Cornell Laboratory for Accelerator-based Sciences and Education (CLASSE) for make-and-take activities about light and sound.

Guided Bird Walk

July 19th, 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.

Botanical Garden Highlights Tour

July 19th, 2014 - July 20th, 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)

Motorcycle Show

July 19th, 2014

3rd Annual Tioga Downs Casino Motorcycle Show Saturday, July 19th 10:30am - 3:30pm $15 Registration Fee First 100 registrants receive a free T-shirt 3 Classes: Harley, Metric/Other, Antique (25 years or older) 1st Place each class wins $100.00 plus trophy, 2nd Place each class wins $50.00 plus trophy, 3rd Place each class wins $25.00 plus trophy Registration 10:30am to Noon, Judging Noon to 2:30pm, Awards at 3:00pm Judging will be $1.00 per person and all proceeds go to Binghamton HOG for their Christmas for Kids ride on August 25th and Corning HOG for their Ride for the Red on August 30th! Sponsored by: Southern Tier Harley-Davidson and Corning Harley- Davidson More information contact Erica Miller 607-425-1225 or emiller@tiogadowns.com

Dinner Cruise with Live Music!

July 20th, 2014

Enjoy dinner with live music while cruising on the Canandaigua Lady! Live Acoustic Music by local artist Ken Campbell! 6:30-8:30pm $60 Adults/ $31 Kids 12 & Under Adult Menu Choice of Prime Rib, Chicken Marsala, Stuffed Haddock or Vegetable Lasagna served with sides and dessert! Please call (585) 396-7350 or visit www.CdgaBoatCruises.com to purchase tickets!

Jazz Greats at Glenora Wine Cellars

July 20th, 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: The Allstarz of Jazz – Brian Simpson, Kim Waters and Nick Colionne SUNDAY, July 20, 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

July 20th, 2014

Arianne Rox Sip, eat, relax & enjoy live music on the Blue Heron Café terrace overlooking beautiful Keuka Lake! Sundays from 12:30 to 4:30pm.

Hike around Beebe Lake

July 20th, 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.

Moto-Inventions

July 20th, 2014

1:00 pm Sundays in July. 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.

Nature Week at The Strong

July 21st, 2014 - July 25th, 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: View an award-winning display of fairy houses, make an insect craft, and participate in a Discovery Garden scavenger hunt. This week only, get buy-one-get-one free tickets to Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden, with general museum admission Monday through Friday only.

Preschool Storytime and Hands-on Activity

July 22nd, 2014

10:30 am Toddlers and preschoolers are invited to hear the story Waiting for Wings by Lois Ehlert and create a butterfly painting.

Ventosa Vineyards Wednesday Night Happy Hour and FREE Live Music with Joe Altier

July 23rd, 2014

BOGO from 5-6pm on beer, wine and mixers. Just Joe is back from 6-9 pm discriminating against no style of music, classical, country, rock and heavy metal. Café Toscana serving until 9pm

Café Happy Hour Music Series

July 23rd, 2014

Aaron Lipp -- this very talented musician comes to us with a strong repertoire of americana & bluegrass. Free admission! Sip, eat, relax & enjoy live music on the Blue Heron Café terrace during Happy Hour on Wednesdays from 5:00-7:00pm!

Walking Tours of Downtown Geneva

July 23rd, 2014

Wednesdays,
July 9 & 23, August 13 & 27, 2014
7 p.m.
 
Tickets
$5 per person,
 
Location
Begin at Finger Lakes Gifts & Lounge, 60 Seneca St., Geneva, NY

Wacky Science Wednesdays

July 23rd, 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.

Yoga Storytime

July 23rd, 2014

11:00 am Join us for Yoga Storytime with Diane Hamilton.

Workshop Wednesday: Experimental Painting

July 23rd, 2014

2:30 pm Experiment with different techniques and paint with watercolor, acrylic, and ink at this special drop-in workshop. No registration is required, but space is limited to first-come, first-served.

Sit! Stay! Read!

July 23rd, 2014

3:00 pm Children are invited to practice their reading skills by sharing a story with a truly non-judgmental listener: a dog!

Artistic License Plays the Lakeside Restaurant

July 23rd, 2014

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

Les Miserables - Bristol Valley Theater

July 24th, 2014 - August 3rd, 2014

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

Open Mic Night at the Arts Center of Yates County

July 24th, 2014

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

Antique & Classic Boat Show in Skaneateles

July 25th, 2014

It’s been almost a century since the heyday of wooden boats. But in Skaneateles, they are experiencing a renaissance.  
 
For the 20th year, Skaneateles will host a summer Antique and Classic Boat Show organized by the Finger Lakes Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society (ACBS) and the Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation.
 
In the fall, for the first time, Skaneateles will host the ACBS’ International Boat Show, featuring top-ranked and prized wooden boats from across the United States and Canada.
 
Water and land displays at each will range from mahogany runabouts manufactured by Chris-Craft, Hacker and Gar Wood in the early 1900s to launches, sailboats, canoes, rowing craft and race boats—many restored to their original condition.
 
Annual Finger Lakes Chapter (FLC) Show, July 25-27
Clift Park

 
Exhibitors at the FLC show, which attracts more than 10,000 visitors each year, come not only from Central New York, but also from New Jersey, Ohio, Michigan, South Carolina and Canada. “Many travel hundreds of miles to get here, to afford others the opportunity to get up-close and personal with these grand old boats,” says FLC president Jack Gifford.
 
Although boats are the main attraction, the show offers a variety of family activities. Making a guest appearance Friday will be Charles Dickens (played by Jim Greene of Scarlett Rat Entertainment) and his entourage from the village’s annual production of Dickens Christmas.
 
Highlights of the FLC show, now in its 36th year, are:
 
• A boat parade and fly-by, starting at 3 p.m. Saturday.
 
• Musical entertainment, including performances by the Skaneateles Community Band and the Soda Ash Six.
 
• A display of antique model boats by the Syracuse Model Boat Club.
 
• A youth judging activity, sponsored by Hagerty Classic Marine Insurance to “spark kids’ passion for wooden boats.”
 
• Opportunities for children to paint toy wooden boats.
 
• Guided village tours by the Skaneateles Historical Society.
 
• A photo-shoot and spectator cruise aboard the Judge Ben Wiles, 10 a.m. Sunday. The Judge will leave from the Mid-Lakes Navigation dock and make a slow tour of the north end of Skaneateles Lake, while exhibiting boats make random passes and provide opportunities for action shots. Tickets are $12 for adults, $5 for children under 13 accompanied by an adult.
 
• Raffle drawings.
 
Judging of the boats, in 35 categories, takes place Saturday morning. Throughout the weekend, visitors to the show will cast their votes for the highly coveted People's Choice Award, which will be presented at 3 p.m. Sunday.
 
The show, officially sponsored by M&T Bank, runs 3 p.m. to dusk Friday, 9 a.m. to dusk Saturday and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, and is handicap accessible. Admission is free.
 
For more information, go to http://www.skaneateles.com or call the Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce at (315) 685-0552.
 

Italian Night Out at Ventosa benefiting St. Francis - St. Stephen School

July 26th, 2014

Ventosa Vineyards will Host an Italian Night Out Dinner to benefit St. Francis - St. Stephen School in Geneva, NY. Cash Bar and Hors d'oeuvres start at 6pm, Family Style Dinner starts at 7pm and Dancing to follow. Music Provided by Paradise Entertainment Tickets are $50.00 per person for the 5 course dinner and dancing, all taxes and services included. Call 315.719.0000 to make reservations cc# required seating is limited Menu Hors d'oeuvres Stuffed Peppers Sausage and Peppers Caprese' Salad 1st Course Appetizers Greens and Beans Tomato Cucumber Salad Fried Bologna and Peppers 2nd Course Pasta 3rd Course Main Dish White Chicken Cacciatore Pork Marsala Eggplant Parmesan Dessert Assorted Cookies *Open Seating tables of 8

Finger Lakes Cheese Festival

July 26th, 2014

Again this year Sunset View Creamery is hosting the festival that brings the creameries of the Finger Lakes Cheese trail together with other vendors and wineries/breweries and lots of eateries for a fun filled DAY ON THE FARM!

Last year we had over 2500 visitors join us for a fun filled family day.  Why not be one of our visitors this year?  Bring the family, enjoy the day on the farm, visit with the 25 vendors (including 3 wineries, and 3 breweries) who will be displaying their products (soaps, honey, alpaca products, ice cream, fudge, vegetables, berries, popcorn, dried fruits and fruit leathers and treats for Fido), take part in 3 seminars, take a class in cheese making,  listen to the music that will be going all day or play Bossy Bingo.

Did I mention that there will be FOOD--lots of variety and of course, PLENTY of CHEESE produced by the members of the Finger Lakes Cheese Trail!

Also, for the kids we will have a Children's Midway, a Dairy Olympics competition and a Children's Activity Tent where the kids can put their creativity to work designing pictures, or just getting their face painted!

For more information, please visit the Finger Lakes Cheese Trail website at the following link:  Finger Lakes Cheese Trail.

 

Admission to the Festival is only $2.00/person (children under 12 are admitted FREE).  The first 500 people to turn in their parking stubs will receive a commemorative bag.  There will be T-shirt available for sale as well.

Please consider sharing this with your friends so they don't miss out on the FUN!!  Hope to see you all at the farm on the 26th!

Antique & Classic Boat Show in Skaneateles

July 26th, 2014

It’s been almost a century since the heyday of wooden boats. But in Skaneateles, they are experiencing a renaissance.  
 
For the 20th year, Skaneateles will host a summer Antique and Classic Boat Show organized by the Finger Lakes Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society (ACBS) and the Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation.
 
In the fall, for the first time, Skaneateles will host the ACBS’ International Boat Show, featuring top-ranked and prized wooden boats from across the United States and Canada.
 
Water and land displays at each will range from mahogany runabouts manufactured by Chris-Craft, Hacker and Gar Wood in the early 1900s to launches, sailboats, canoes, rowing craft and race boats—many restored to their original condition.
 
Annual Finger Lakes Chapter (FLC) Show, July 25-27
Clift Park

 
Exhibitors at the FLC show, which attracts more than 10,000 visitors each year, come not only from Central New York, but also from New Jersey, Ohio, Michigan, South Carolina and Canada. “Many travel hundreds of miles to get here, to afford others the opportunity to get up-close and personal with these grand old boats,” says FLC president Jack Gifford.
 
Although boats are the main attraction, the show offers a variety of family activities. Making a guest appearance Friday will be Charles Dickens (played by Jim Greene of Scarlett Rat Entertainment) and his entourage from the village’s annual production of Dickens Christmas.
 
Highlights of the FLC show, now in its 36th year, are:
 
• A boat parade and fly-by, starting at 3 p.m. Saturday.
 
• Musical entertainment, including performances by the Skaneateles Community Band and the Soda Ash Six.
 
• A display of antique model boats by the Syracuse Model Boat Club.
 
• A youth judging activity, sponsored by Hagerty Classic Marine Insurance to “spark kids’ passion for wooden boats.”
 
• Opportunities for children to paint toy wooden boats.
 
• Guided village tours by the Skaneateles Historical Society.
 
• A photo-shoot and spectator cruise aboard the Judge Ben Wiles, 10 a.m. Sunday. The Judge will leave from the Mid-Lakes Navigation dock and make a slow tour of the north end of Skaneateles Lake, while exhibiting boats make random passes and provide opportunities for action shots. Tickets are $12 for adults, $5 for children under 13 accompanied by an adult.
 
• Raffle drawings.
 
Judging of the boats, in 35 categories, takes place Saturday morning. Throughout the weekend, visitors to the show will cast their votes for the highly coveted People's Choice Award, which will be presented at 3 p.m. Sunday.
 
The show, officially sponsored by M&T Bank, runs 3 p.m. to dusk Friday, 9 a.m. to dusk Saturday and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, and is handicap accessible. Admission is free.
 
For more information, go to http://www.skaneateles.com or call the Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce at (315) 685-0552.

Chocoholic's Celebration

July 26th, 2014

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

2014 Plein Air Arts Festival on Seneca Lake

July 26th, 2014

The Plein Air Art Festival is a public event scheduled for Saturday, July 26, 2014, along the eastern side of Seneca Lake. Between 7am and 3pm, artists will be scheduled to create works of art at various wineries, including Atwater Vineyards, Damiani Wine Cellars, Leidenfrost Vineyards, Sheldrake Point Winery on Seneca, and local brewery, Two Goats Brewing. A reception for the day’s plein air artwork will take place from 5pm until 10pm, and a silent auction will be held from 5pm until 7pm, both will be hosted at Damiani Wine Cellars, located in Burdett, New York.

TICKETS: Tickets are required for the post-festival party beginning at 5pm and are available to purchase
for $7/per person through damianiwinecellars.com. Tickets may also be purchased at the door for
$12/per person (21+) and $8/per person (under 21). Those purchasing tickets at the door from 5-7pm
will receive a complimentary glass of wine.

Morris Dancers at Eremita Winery and Brewery

July 27th, 2014

Join us at Eremita Winery for the exciting sights and sounds of traditional English Morris Dancing. The American Travelling Morrice return to the Finger Lakes region on When: Sunday, July 27 at 4:00 pm Where: Eremita Winery on route 414 Come out to enjoy the show. Wine, beer and non alcoholic beverages will be available. The ATM is an international ensemble of dancers and musicians that has come together each summer since 1976 to offer presentations of the Ritual Dances of the English Cotswolds in performances throughout the United States and England. Morris Dancing was already a well established tradition in Shakespeare’s time, with roots in medieval street theatre. For hundreds of years, white-clad Morris men have performed the intricate patterns of the dance – ringing bells, clashing wooden sticks and waving handkerchiefs – in time to lively folk tunes played on accordion, fiddle, or the traditional pipe and tabor.

Antique & Classic Boat Show in Skaneateles

July 27th, 2014

It’s been almost a century since the heyday of wooden boats. But in Skaneateles, they are experiencing a renaissance.  
 
For the 20th year, Skaneateles will host a summer Antique and Classic Boat Show organized by the Finger Lakes Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society (ACBS) and the Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation.
 
In the fall, for the first time, Skaneateles will host the ACBS’ International Boat Show, featuring top-ranked and prized wooden boats from across the United States and Canada.
 
Water and land displays at each will range from mahogany runabouts manufactured by Chris-Craft, Hacker and Gar Wood in the early 1900s to launches, sailboats, canoes, rowing craft and race boats—many restored to their original condition.
 
Annual Finger Lakes Chapter (FLC) Show, July 25-27
Clift Park

 
Exhibitors at the FLC show, which attracts more than 10,000 visitors each year, come not only from Central New York, but also from New Jersey, Ohio, Michigan, South Carolina and Canada. “Many travel hundreds of miles to get here, to afford others the opportunity to get up-close and personal with these grand old boats,” says FLC president Jack Gifford.
 
Although boats are the main attraction, the show offers a variety of family activities. Making a guest appearance Friday will be Charles Dickens (played by Jim Greene of Scarlett Rat Entertainment) and his entourage from the village’s annual production of Dickens Christmas.
 
Highlights of the FLC show, now in its 36th year, are:
 
• A boat parade and fly-by, starting at 3 p.m. Saturday.
 
• Musical entertainment, including performances by the Skaneateles Community Band and the Soda Ash Six.
 
• A display of antique model boats by the Syracuse Model Boat Club.
 
• A youth judging activity, sponsored by Hagerty Classic Marine Insurance to “spark kids’ passion for wooden boats.”
 
• Opportunities for children to paint toy wooden boats.
 
• Guided village tours by the Skaneateles Historical Society.
 
• A photo-shoot and spectator cruise aboard the Judge Ben Wiles, 10 a.m. Sunday. The Judge will leave from the Mid-Lakes Navigation dock and make a slow tour of the north end of Skaneateles Lake, while exhibiting boats make random passes and provide opportunities for action shots. Tickets are $12 for adults, $5 for children under 13 accompanied by an adult.
 
• Raffle drawings.
 
Judging of the boats, in 35 categories, takes place Saturday morning. Throughout the weekend, visitors to the show will cast their votes for the highly coveted People's Choice Award, which will be presented at 3 p.m. Sunday.
 
The show, officially sponsored by M&T Bank, runs 3 p.m. to dusk Friday, 9 a.m. to dusk Saturday and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, and is handicap accessible. Admission is free.
 
For more information, go to http://www.skaneateles.com or call the Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce at (315) 685-0552.

Café Terrace Music Series at Heron Hill Winery

July 27th, 2014

Acoustic Pawnshop 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.

Rochester Red Wings Meet and Greet

July 28th, 2014

Meet a Rochester Red Wings baseball player and team mascot Spikes from 11 a.m. to noon.

Get Moving Week at The Strong

July 28th, 2014 - August 1st, 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: Test your hula hooping and hopscotch skills, try your hand at cup stacking, make a sport-inspired craft, and more. On Monday, July 28 from 11 a.m. to noon, meet a player from the Rochester Red Wings and mascot Spikes and on Tuesday, July 29 at 3 p.m., enjoy a performance by dancers and musicians from the American Travelling Morrice dance company.

Taste of Summer Series: King Ferry Winery

July 29th, 2014

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

Ventosa Vineyards Wednesday Night Happy Hour and FREE Live Music with Mark Gramilng and The B Side

July 30th, 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

Café Happy Hour Music Series

July 30th, 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!

Artistic License Plays the Lakeside Restaurant

July 30th, 2014

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

August

First Friday Gallery Night

August 1st, 2014

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

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

August 1st, 2014

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

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

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

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!

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

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.

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!

Une Escapade à 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

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.

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.

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!

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!

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.

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

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

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!

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

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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!!

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.

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

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

November 7th, 2014

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

Light Up The Holidays

November 29th, 2014

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

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

November 29th, 2014

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

December

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

December 5th, 2014

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

Winter Restaurant Week

December 6th, 2014

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

Santa's Arrival

December 6th, 2014

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

An Evening of Fire & Ice

December 11th, 2014

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

Après Ski Party

December 12th, 2014

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

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

December 13th, 2014

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

March

Red Tail Ridge Wine Dinner

March 15th, 2015

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

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Right Coast