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Food & Wine Experience at Fox Run

July 1st, 2016

Enjoy a unique experience in Finger Lakes Wine Country Guests will be welcomed by a dedicated staff member for a personalized experience around the Fox Run Vineyards estate. Begin with a 45 minute walking tour of the vineyards and winery followed by a light lunch served in the historic barrel room featuring a selection of local products. Lunch is accompanied by a flight of six Fox Run wines including a dessert wine served with something sweet. Each guest will receive a souvenir Fox Run logo glass.

Offered to the public on Fridays at 11:30 am, June - October. A full list of available dates and more information can be found online at www.foxrunvineyards.com Reservations can be made at least 24 hours in advance online or by calling 315-536-4616.

The cost is $45 per person plus tax. Kids 15 and under are $35. (Served a soda or grape juice instead of wine) Cancellations required 24 hours in advance; cancellations within 24 hours of event will be charged a 50% deposit, and no call/ no show reservations will be charged the full amount.

Treleaven's Garden Concert Series feat. Under Construction

July 1st, 2016

Summer is here and those searching for outdoor fun need look no further than Treleaven's Garden Concert Series, kicking off on Friday, June 24! Celebrate the arrival of summer with delicious wine, beer and food while the tunes carry your cares away. The July 4th weekend will kick off with the grand opening of our new 40x80 outdoor pavilion, The Hangtime. Enjoy a glass of wine or pint of beer at our 25-foot, 7-inch thick red oak bar and grab a seat in one of our sectionals or high-top tables as you listen to the night's musical entertainment.

Friday, July 1st will feature Always Under Construction, an Ithaca-based dance band featuring exceptional male and female vocals and harmonies with a mix of rock, blues, country, originals, funk, 50s & 60s and much more! Local favorite, 10-10 BBQ, will be onsite serving up delicious BBQ eats. Wine, beer and wine slushies will be available for purchase.

In case of bad weather, please call the winery at 315.364.5100 or check our Facebook page for last minute announcements. * Outside food and alcohol not permitted. * Picnic tables will be available, but you may bring your own blankets and chairs.

A Knot Tying Workshop

July 2nd, 2016

Not sure how to tie knots for your boat? Looking to learn? On Saturday, July 2nd at 10 A.M, the Finger Lakes Boating Museum is conducting a workshop presented by Bill Smith. Bill is a retired environmental engineer and a Finger Lakes Boating Museum trustee. He will be showing students the diverse world of knots, as well as working with a variety of nautical materials! There is a $10 fee for materials. Participants must pre-register by June 25. To register please call 607-569-2222 or email info@flbm.org If you are interested in more workshops, lectures, classes, and Boater Safety courses, please check our website (flbm.org) for more information on all our great programs being offered in 2016!

Americana's 4th of July Birthday BBQ Bash

July 2nd, 2016

Pack up fam & friends, blankets or lawn chairs, and join us for the biggest party of the summer in the Finger Lakes, our annual 4th of July Birthday BBQ Bash! Great food, drink, music and fun all day, topped off by a full-blown fireworks finale at 10! EAT • BBQ & picnic sides from the Crystal Lake Café • Trumansburg Fire Department Chicken BBQ • Food Trucks: Global Taco, Farm to Fork, Pita on the Street, Silo Farm to Food Truck • Cayuga Lake Creamery ice cream, Chef William Creations, Maria's Baklava, fresh popped popcorn & more! DRINK • Wine by the Bottle or Glass • Wine Slushies • Soda, Water • Bacchus Beer in the Taproom and new Beer Garden • Wine Specials DANCE 12-2 Purple Valley 2-4 NEO Project 4-6 Backtalk Band 6-8 City Limits 8-10 Jeff Love Band 10 Fireworks Adults: $5 • Kids Free Dogs welcome too, but remember fireworks can hurt their ears!

A Knot Tying Workshop

July 2nd, 2016

Not sure how to tie knots for your boat? Looking to learn? On Saturday, July 2nd at 10 A.M, the Finger Lakes Boating Museum is conducting a workshop presented by Bill Smith. Bill is a retired environmental engineer and a Finger Lakes Boating Museum trustee. He will be showing students the diverse world of knots, as well as working with a variety of nautical materials! There is a $10 fee for materials. Participants must pre-register by June 25. To register please call 607-569-2222 or email info@flbm.org If you are interested in more workshops, lectures, classes, and Boater Safety courses, please check our website (flbm.org) for more information on all our great programs being offered in 2016!

Red, White, and Blue Kiddie Parade

July 2nd, 2016

Children and their families march from the Sodus Point Fire Hall to the Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum where they will receive a treat for participating. 10 a.m. For more information, call (315) 483-4936 or visit www.sodusbaylighthouse.org.

Early-bird Pack Pick-up for the Lighthouse 5-K Run

July 2nd, 2016

Early-bird packet pick-up for the Lighthouse 5-K Run, presented by Fleet Feet Sports and Sodus Bay Lighthouse Events Sponsors. 1-5 p.m. Runners who registered by June 30 can pick up their bibs and t-shirts in the lighthouse pavilion. For more information, call (315) 483-4936 or visit www.sodusbaylighthouse.org.

Treleaven's Sangria Sunday

July 3rd, 2016

Relax while enjoying the slower pace of summer in the Finger Lakes. Gather up your family and friends and join Treleaven for Sangria Sunday on July 3 feat. live music and summer wine! Sip on our Summer Sangria made from our Sophistocrats Bruno, taste one of our award-winning wines or enjoy one of the beers on tap. Bring a picnic, or enjoy Tumino Cheese Company's gourmet cheese from the Tasting Room.

Play corn hole or just relax and soak in live music playing from 1-4 pm feat. Charlie Ellis Guitar. The good times begin at noon and live music starting at 1pm. The wine tasting bar is open for tastings and sales at 10am and everything closes at 5pm. Admission to the winery is free - cheese and beverages available for purchase. * Seating available on a first-come, first-serve basis. You may bring your own blankets and chairs. * No outside alcohol will be permitted.

Veteran's Brunch at Upstairs Bistro

July 3rd, 2016

Celebrate Veteran's Day at Upstairs Bistro with your loved ones who have served or are currently active! Join us in the Upstairs Bistro for our "order at your leisure" Sunday Brunch menu while Veterans and active duty members' meals are complimentary. If you would like to sponsor a Veteran's meal, please ask your server day of or call 585.394.7070. Brunch includes a non-alcoholic beverage: $16.95 Brunch includes a NYS Craft Beverage: $19.95 Please make your reservations by calling us at 585-394-7070 x111.

Starkeys Lookout Winery presents Jimmy Buffett Music Tribute this Sun., July 3rd, 1pm-4pm, Free Admission

July 3rd, 2016

Starkeys Lookout Winery at 5428 S. Rte 14, Dundee, NY presents a Jimmy Buffett Music Tribute by "Sons of a Beach" this Sunday, July 3rd from 1pm-4pm, Free Admission. The members of Sons of a Beach have performed from Key West, Florida up the east coast to the Finger Lakes, playing Jimmy Buffett's great songs and delighting Parrotheads all along the way. For more info on this event, call Starkeys Lookout at (607) 678-4043

THIRD of July Extravaganza

July 3rd, 2016

7:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Breakfast on the Bluff. Enjoy a hot breakfast of pancakes; scrambled eggs; sausage; coffee, tea, or juice outdoors under a tent on the lighthouse bluff overlooking Lake Ontario. Cost is $8, with proceeds helping to maintain our beautiful lighthouse. 7:30 a.m.-8:45 a.m. Registration for the Lighthouse 5-K Run 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Lighthouse Art & Craft Show. Artists and craftspeople sell pottery, jewelry, clothing, paintings, photographs, greeting cards, and much more on the lighthouse lawn. 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. Lighthouse 5-K Run. This popular 5-K Race, presented by Fleet Feet Sports and Sodus Bay Lighthouse Events Sponsors, draws 650 runners to its USA Track & Field certified course. 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. FREE Outdoor Concert. The first concert of the summer season features Gap Mangione Big Band playing swing and Big Band favorites. Bring your own chair. Refreshments are available. 10:00 p.m. Village of Sodus Point Fireworks Display. The lawn of the Sodus Bay Lighthouse provides a perfect location to watch the fireworks, which are set off on the Sodus Bay channel pier.

Independence Day

July 4th, 2016

Experience all the pomp, pageantry and rowdy merriment that marked July 4th observances of the past. Whether you cheer on the grand parade, participate in the pie eating contest or play 19th-century games — you will be part of America’s greatest holiday. In the morning, witness a grand and moving ceremony as some 50 people take the oath to become American citizens. 10 am- 4 pm

Independence Day at the Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum

July 4th, 2016

Celebrate Independence Day at the Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum! Wear red, white, and blue, and receive a free postcard with paid admission. Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission: $5/Adult; $2.50/Students (K-12); FREE for Preschool Children & SBHS Members. For more information, call (315) 483-4936 or visit www.sodusbaylighthouse.org.

July Fourth Tent Party

July 4th, 2016

Join your friends at the Center for the best 4th of July tent party around! Starting at 6pm, come to our Garden Tent to enjoy music, food, and a full cash bar! Our NYWCC Chefs will create a finger-licking spread of BBQ ribs and chicken, salt potatoes, macaroni salad, corn-on-the-cob, fresh fruit salad, tossed salad, rolls and butter. As the evening progresses, the Center will open our diet-breaking make-your-own sundae bar so that you can continue to sit and relax under the Garden Tent or in the NYWCC Gardens for the 4th of July fireworks over beautiful Canandaigua Lake! Cost: $35 Adults, $15 for Children ages 4 - 11 (Under 4 are free!) Please call our front desk to receive discounted ticket price.

Upstairs Bistro Independence Day Buffet

July 4th, 2016

Upstairs Bistro will be offering an exciting 4th of July Buffet exclusively from 5 - 8:45pm. $35 for adults * $17.50 for kids 4-12 * 3 & Under are free! * 18% gratuity & sales tax not included *Limited lunch offerings served between 3:30-5pm * No a la carte service this evening Reservations recommended - call 585-394-7070 x111 Menu: BBQ Ribs & Chicken, Pan-Seared Salmon Beurre Blanc, House Smoked Pulled Pork, Corn-On-the-Cob, Salt Potatoes, Macaroni Salad, Fresh Salad Bar, Cold Salads, Hot Pastas & Steamed Vegetables! Plus Assorted Confectionery Creations by NYWCC Pastry Chefs.

Tioga County Fair

July 5th, 2016

Tuesday, July 5-Saturday, July 9. Times TBD. $5 admission with separate costs for the Carnival and Grand Stand. Demo Derby on Wednesday and Saturday.

Come and Create

July 5th, 2016

Art for kids ages 6-14 every Tuesday and Thursday in July and August from 10 am to noon. Register in advance or take a chance the class won't be full and drop in. Different activities each class. Thanks to a Nord Family Foundation grant classes are $5 per child.

Grapes, Griddles and Vittles at Fox Run

July 6th, 2016

We’ve turned the grapes into wine and steel into a flat top griddle. Chef Brud Holland will provide vittles, which will be an elevated version of the classic grilled cheese. Finger Lakes cheese melted in between two slices of locally made bread, each event will feature a different combination of the two. Taking place on our back patio overlooking the vineyard, the vittles include a side salad for $10. Wine will be for sale by the glass. The event takes place from 5-7 pm on select Wednesdays in July and August. No reservations are required. More information can be found online.

BOGO Happy Hour & FREE Live Music at Ventosa Vineyards

July 6th, 2016

Wednesday's BOGO Happy Hour & FREE Live Music at Ventosa Vineyards. Buy one, get one, glasses of wine, beer & mixers from 5-6pm. FREE live music on our terrace from 6-9pm. Cafe Toscana serving until 9pm. Please visit ventosavineyards.com for weekly artists and more.

Thursday Night Summer Concert Series

July 7th, 2016

Join us on Conesus Lake for a free summer concert every Thursday throughout the summer. Concerts begin at 6:00 pm and go until 8pm or 9pm. Wine by the glass, wine by the bottle, wine slushies, and food available for purchase. Don't forget to bring a chair!

FROM HERE TO ETERNITY

July 7th, 2016

7:30 p.m. at the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse in Auburn, NY. Playing June 29 – July 20, 2016; performance times vary. Tickets range from $47–57 per ticket, with discounts available for senior citizens and students with valid ID. The US premiere will launch right here in Auburn! Sir Tim Rice's New Musical from London's West End. It’s 1941 in Honolulu, Hawaii. The men of G Company are restless and disgruntled. One of their own, the rebellious but soulful Private Prewitt falls for escort club girl, Lorene and his platoon sergeant embarks on a dangerous affair of forbidden love with his commander’s wife. As the infamous date approaches, the claustrophobic world of the four lovers and the desperation of the soldiers of G Company splinter amidst an escalating war. Sir Tim Rice’s new musical makes its US premiere right here in Auburn. Don’t miss this epic, sweeping story of love, redemption and hope set against the backdrop of a beautiful but conflicted paradise. Rated R (Adult themes and strong language) Tickets may be purchased at the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse box office. Tickets can also be purchased by phone at 1-800-457-8897, or online at FingerLakesMTF.com/tickets.

Nautie Summer Nights Free Live Music Series

July 7th, 2016

You're invited to enjoy free live music on the lawn of Lucas Vineyards overlooking our vineyards and Cayuga Lake from 6-8:30. This week; classic rock and pop by PUSH, featuring Miss Adventurous herself! Wine, sangria, beer and wine slushies for sale. A vide variety or food for sale from Pig Vycious BBQ. Bring lawn chairs or a blanket and your dancing shoes. For complete band line-up visit lucasvineyards.com or Facebook. See you there!

Come and Create

July 7th, 2016

Art for kids ages 6-14 every Tuesday and Thursday in July and August from 10 am to noon. Register in advance or take a chance the class won't be full and drop in. Different activities each class. Thanks to a Nord Family Foundation grant classes are $5 per child.

Treleaven's Garden Concert Series feat. Delta Mike Shaw Band

July 8th, 2016

Summer is here and those searching for outdoor fun need look no further than The Hangtime, Treleaven’s new outdoor pavilion, where our annual Garden Concert Series will be in full swing. Enjoy delicious wine or craft beer while the tunes from the local area’s best classic rock, bluegrass and swing musicians carry your cares away! Friday, July 8th will feature the Delta Mike Shaw Band.

The 4-piece band kick out high octane rhythm blues, classic rock, and country and Motown - all infused with powerful vocals, funk and soul. Over the Moon Grilled Cheeserie Food Truck will be serving up soul satisfying cheesy grilled sandwiches for omnivores and vegans alike. Wine by the glass or bottle, and local craft beer will be available for purchase.

In case of bad weather, please call the winery at 315.364.5100 or check our Facebook page for last minute announcements. * No outside alcohol or food permitted. * Picnic tables will be available, but you may bring your own blankets and chairs.

Buttonwood Deck Party

July 8th, 2016

Buttonwood Deck Party, 7:00 - 10:00 PM, featuring The Destination: a 9-pc. dance band with its musical focus in the genres of R&B, Latin influenced material, Swing and Funk/Disco. Three outstanding vocalists and four horns set this group apart from virtually every other group in the CNY area. No other group in the area can match the dynamics and crowd motivating force of The Destination! BBQ, wine, beer, hard cider, and wine slushies available for purchase. $3 per person.

Purple Xperience-Tribute to Prince

July 8th, 2016

Friday, July 8th, CrossRhodes Entertainment welcomes the “Purple Xperience” to the Budweiser Summer Stage at Tag’s, Route 352, Big Flats, NY. Unmistakably the most authentic act of its kind, The “Purple Xperience,” is the number one Tribute to Prince in the world and features Doctor Fink (former member of Prince and the Revolution).

Tickets for The Purple Xperience are just $15.00 general admission. Tickets go on-sale Friday, June 3rd at 10:00am. Tickets are available at Tag’s, charge by phone 800-650-TAGS, on-line www.tagstickets.com. Gates open at 6:30pm, show starts at 8:00pm. Hailing from Minneapolis, Minnesota, The Purple Xperience has been bringing the memories of Prince and The Revolution to audiences of all generations.

Led by Matt Fink (a/k/a Doctor Fink, 3x Grammy Award Winner and original member of Prince and The Revolution from 1978 to 1991), The Purple Xperience imaginatively styles the magic of Prince’s talent in an uncannily unmatched fashion through its appearance, vocal imitation and multi-instrumental capacity on guitar and piano. Marshall Charloff, front man for The Purple Xperience, imaginatively styles the magic of Prince’s talent in an uncannily unmatched fashion with his appearance, vocal imitation, and multi-instrumental capacity on guitar and piano.

The Hill Cumorah Outdoor Pageant, July 8, 9, 12-16

July 8th, 2016

This free outdoor pageant features a cast of 700 performing on the side of the Hill Cumorah and tells the story of The Book Of Mormon, Another Testament of Christ and of Joseph Smith receiving the records of these people to translate them into the Book of Mormon. Free

Food & Wine Experience at Fox Run

July 8th, 2016

Enjoy a unique experience in Finger Lakes Wine Country Guests will be welcomed by a dedicated staff member for a personalized experience around the Fox Run Vineyards estate. Begin with a 45 minute walking tour of the vineyards and winery followed by a light lunch served in the historic barrel room featuring a selection of local products. Lunch is accompanied by a flight of six Fox Run wines including a dessert wine served with something sweet. Each guest will receive a souvenir Fox Run logo glass.

Offered to the public on Fridays at 11:30 am, June - October. A full list of available dates and more information can be found online at www.foxrunvineyards.com Reservations can be made at least 24 hours in advance online or by calling 315-536-4616. The cost is $45 per person plus tax. Kids 15 and under are $35. (Served a soda or grape juice instead of wine) Cancellations required 24 hours in advance; cancellations within 24 hours of event will be charged a 50% deposit, and no call/ no show reservations will be charged the full amount.

CB Craft Brewer's Primate Pack Anniversary Party

July 9th, 2016

Can you believe it’s already been one year since we released our Primate Pack?! A celebration is in order! Join us as we celebrate the flavors of CB Bonobo Session IPA, CB Makumba Double IPA, and of course, CB Caged Alpha Monkey IPA in a party that is all things primate! Show your support to the Exotic Animal Education Exhibits and meet live monkeys with monkey demonstrations from 4:00 to 6:00pm. How often can you meet a tamarin, marmoset, capuchin, and ring-tailed lemur at a brewery?

With every pint of CB Caged Alpha Monkey IPA, CB Bonobo Session IPA, or CB Makumba Double IPA sold we will donate a dollar to the Exotic Animal Education Exhibit! After the live monkeys leave, stay around to meet the Caged Alpha Monkey when we give him a break and let him out of the cage for the rest of the night. We will be featuring a special pin of our CB Makumba Double IPA and live music from the Reef Airs starts at 6:30pm!

$1 Off The Caged Alpha Monkey Burger in our Pint and Goblet Tavern starting at 4pm and we will be giving away a limited number of CB pint glasses with every Primate Pack purchase! To add the fun we are giving away a $50 gift certificate to our Pint and Goblet Tavern to the first person who shows up in a monkey costume after 4pm! So get creative!

Treleaven's 2nd Annual Kings of Summer

July 9th, 2016

Join Treleaven at the biggest summer party on the east side of Cayuga Lake - the 2nd Annual Kings of Summer on Saturday, July 9 from 1-10PM! Food lovers are invited to grab a bite of some tasty offerings from local food trucks including Alexander’s Food Truck, Global Taco and The Daily Refresher. Cayuga Creamery will be catering to everyone's sweet tooth with delicious homemade ice cream goodness.

In addition to the great local fare, there will be wine specials, wine slushies and beers on tap. With delicious food and either a cold beer or Treleaven wine in-hand, take-in the sounds of the local area’s most prominent rock & roll, swing and funk musicians. Bad Alibi will get the party started at 1PM with their classic 1960’s rock ‘n roll. Tribal Revival will bring us an eclectic blend of roots ‘n soul and rock ‘n roll beginning at 4:30PM, followed by the headliner, The Destination, starting at 7PM. The 9-piece dance band will be cranking out R&B, Latin influence material, swing and funk.

There will also be plenty of lawn games for the entire family to enjoy including corn hole, lawn-sized jenga, badminton and more. Admission is just $5 for adults, with kids admitted free. Visit www.TheKingsOfSummer.com for more information about the event, directions and a list of vendors and bands. In case of inclement weather, the event will be moved to Sunday, July 10. Please call the winery at 315.364.5100 or check our Facebook page for last minute announcements. * Parking will be available for free. * Seating will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis, but bringing your own blankets and chairs is highly recommended. * No outside food or alcohol will be permitted.

Sci-Fi Summer: Rochester Ghostbusters at The Strong

July 9th, 2016

Saturday, July 9, 11 a.m.–4 p.m. Sunday, July 10, 1 to 4 p.m. Meet the Rochester Ghostbusters, a fan group of the famous film. Visit the space lab and battle action figures in galaxy slime. Saturday only, meet members of them Rochester Sci-Fi/Role Playing Geek Meet Up Group. Included with general museum admission fees.

Summer Concert Series at the Lighthouse—Orient Express

July 10th, 2016

This popular Rochester party band plays it all—from jazz classics and retro disco to soul music and today’s pop hits. 2-4 p.m. FREE. Outdoors on the Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum lawn. Bring your own chair. Free shuttle bus from Newark, Lyons, Sodus, and Sodus Point. Refreshments are available at the Lighthouse Concession Stand. For more information, call (315) 483-4936 or visit www.sodusbaylighthouse.org. Made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts, Finger Lakes Community Arts Grants, and Lighthouse Events Sponsors.

Wine Glass Painting Class

July 11th, 2016

They are back by popular demand! Are you looking for a Fun, Relaxing, Afternoon , Overlooking the lake, With a glass of wine, as you express your artistic side and socialize with others? We have the perfect match for you! No artistic ability or experience necessary. Private Evening Classes Available by Request Only! Come enjoy an afternoon or evening as you create your own masterpiece on wine glasses. One of our very own "artists"- Lauren Harrison of flower city bitties creative consultants (Flower City Bitties: Creativity Consultants @Flowercitybitties).

We will provide you with a glass of one of our amazing wines, paints, two wine glass, brushes, instruction and beautiful atmosphere & fun!. $25 per guest 2016 Dates: Monday, July 11th 1pm-3pm & 5pm -7pm Monday, July 18th 1pm-3pm & 5pm-7pm Monday, August 8th 1pm-3pm & 5pm-7pm Monday, August 22nd 1pm-3pm & 5pm-7pm Classes are limited and fill quickly Pre-Registration required online http://mileswinecellars.com/onsite-events/wine-glass-painting-class/

Come and Create

July 12th, 2016

Art for kids ages 6-14 every Tuesday and Thursday in July and August from 10 am to noon. Register in advance or take a chance the class won't be full and drop in. Different activities each class. Thanks to a Nord Family Foundation grant classes are $5 per child.

BOGO Happy Hour & FREE Live Music at Ventosa Vineyards

July 13th, 2016

Wednesday's BOGO Happy Hour & FREE Live Music at Ventosa Vineyards. Buy one, get one, glasses of wine, beer & mixers from 5-6pm. FREE live music on our terrace from 6-9pm. Cafe Toscana serving until 9pm. Please visit ventosavineyards.com for weekly artists and more.

AUSTEN'S PRIDE: A New Musical of Pride and Prejudice

July 13th, 2016 - July 24th, 2016

A romantic musical comedy for the entire family! AUSTEN'S PRIDE: A NEW MUSICAL OF PRIDE AND PREJUDICE springs to life when the author re-imagines the world of her novel. As the compelling love story of Elizabeth Bennet and Fitzwilliam Darcy unfolds, Austen learns to see both the story and herself in a new light.

Food & Wine Regions of Italy Part 3 - Tuscany

July 13th, 2016

Tuscany is one of the most famous regions of Italy for it is known as the region that produces Chianti. Although Chianti is a huge part of this region's wine industry, it is also the region of the Super Tuscan, Montalcino, and Montepulciano. The main grape of most of these wines is the red Sangiovese. Tuscany is also the home of Vin Santo, one of the primary dessert wines of Italy. In this class, we will taste wines from the region, explore the geography, and indulge in the infamous foods. Menu: Fagioli al Fiasco (Beans Fiasco) Bistecca alla Fiorentina (Florentine Steak) Time: 6-8pm Location: NYWCC Demo Theatre Cost: $55

Summer Garden Mixer: NYS Spirits & Cocktails

July 13th, 2016

Across New York, there are innovative, thriving distilleries who are creating an impressive range of award-winning spirits. Join us in our Garden Tent to celebrate the very Distilleries who have helped make the local spirits revival happen! Distilleries will bring their favorite cocktail concoctions for you to sample, along with other samples from their spirits line-up. NYWCC chefs will prepare light hors d'oeuvres for you to enjoy while you mingle with Distillery representatives. Bring your friends and enjoy an evening in our beautiful Garden Tent while you discover delicious spirits and cocktail recipes. We'll toast to that! Time: 6-8pm Place: NYWCC Garden Tent Cost: $10 in advance ($15 at door)

Peter and the Starcatcher

July 14th, 2016 - July 24th, 2016

8:00 pm at Bristol Valley Theater. Written by Rick Elise and based on the novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, this is the Neverland you never knew! This spectacular grown up's prequel to Peter Pan will win the hearts of adults and children alike. A swash-buckling, rollicking musical imagining of how Peter became the boy who wouldn't grow up! Ticket Price: General - $33; Senior (60+) - $31; College - $17; Children 18 & younger - $12

Maplestone Farm & Billsboro Winemaker Dinner

July 14th, 2016

Join us at Maplestone Farm in Stanley, NY for a Winemaker Dinner with Billsboro Winery! NYWCC Chefs, Andrew Chambers and Gary Parmelee, will pair Billsboro's delicious portfolio of wine with entrées made with fresh, local ingredients straight from Jarret and Jessica Winum's Maplestone Farm. While you enjoy your exquisite pairings, Billsboro's winemaker and owner, Vincent Aliperti and wife Kim, will share the stories and insider info on their delicious wines. This is the perfect opportunity to experience "what grows together, goes together!"

Nautie Summer Nights Free Live Music Series

July 14th, 2016

You're invited to enjoy free live music on the lawn of Lucas Vineyards overlooking our vineyards and Cayuga Lake from 6-8:30. This week; country by Long Hard Ride. Wine, sangria, beer and wine slushies for sale. A vide variety or food for sale from Pig Vycious BBQ. Bring lawn chairs or a blanket and your dancing shoes. For complete band line-up visit lucasvineyards.com or Facebook. See you there!

Come and Create

July 14th, 2016

Art for kids ages 6-14 every Tuesday and Thursday in July and August from 10 am to noon. Register in advance or take a chance the class won't be full and drop in. Different activities each class. Thanks to a Nord Family Foundation grant classes are $5 per child.

Come and Create

July 14th, 2016

Art for kids ages 6-14 every Tuesday and Thursday in July and August from 10 am to noon. Register in advance or take a chance the class won't be full and drop in. Different activities each class. Thanks to a Nord Family Foundation grant classes are $5 per child.

Koo Koo Kanga Roo All-Ages Concert

July 15th, 2016

Get your tickets now for the only Rochester appearance of Koo Koo Kanga Roo! Jump into The Strong for a special hour of family-friendly entertainment with comedic, dance-pop duo Koo Koo Kanga Roo when their national tour comes to The Strong. The beloved group—popular with an audience ranging from children to college students—combines music and guest interaction. Concert tickets are $15. Concert ticket plus museum admission after 4 p.m. is $25. Reservations are required and can be made online or by calling Guest Information Services at 585-263-2700.

Workshop with Horses ~ Couples Weekend Getaway

July 15th, 2016

Mountain Horse Farm B&B and Wellness Retreat July 15-18, 2016 This fun weekend getaway gives you the unique experience of learning by doing in the company of horses. The weekend will include several wellness sessions with and without horses as well as a wine tasting & painting event. The focus will be on strengthening the bond, improving communication, understanding your partner better, learning how to work together and overcome obstacles and challenges. Make it even more relaxing with a massage in our stylish massage room.

Food & Wine Experience at Fox Run

July 15th, 2016

Enjoy a unique experience in Finger Lakes Wine Country Guests will be welcomed by a dedicated staff member for a personalized experience around the Fox Run Vineyards estate. Begin with a 45 minute walking tour of the vineyards and winery followed by a light lunch served in the historic barrel room featuring a selection of local products. Lunch is accompanied by a flight of six Fox Run wines including a dessert wine served with something sweet. Each guest will receive a souvenir Fox Run logo glass.

Offered to the public on Fridays at 11:30 am, June - October. A full list of available dates and more information can be found online at www.foxrunvineyards.com Reservations can be made at least 24 hours in advance online or by calling 315-536-4616. The cost is $45 per person plus tax. Kids 15 and under are $35. (Served a soda or grape juice instead of wine) Cancellations required 24 hours in advance; cancellations within 24 hours of event will be charged a 50% deposit, and no call/ no show reservations will be charged the full amount.

Finger Lakes Wine Festival presented by Yancey's Fancy New York's Artisan Cheese

July 15th, 2016 - July 17th, 2016

The Finger Lakes Wine Festival offers the largest showcase of wines produced in New York State with over 80 wineries paired with regional artisans, live music, culinary classes and cooking demonstrations.

Finger Lakes Wine Festival Presented by Yancey's Fancy

July 15th, 2016 - July 17th, 2016

Experience the largest collection of New York State wines showcased alongside regional artisans and musicians in the center of our world-renowned road course – Watkins Glen International. Live music sets the tone for a festive atmosphere where patrons can enjoy a variety of culinary experiences and all the Finger Lakes Wine Festival offers thanks to our partner: Yancey’s Fancy New York’s Artisan Cheese.

Chocoholics Celebration

July 16th, 2016

Celebrate National Milk Chocolate Day and indulge your sweet tooth with complimentary milk chocolate treats. Admission: Free. $4.00 for wine tastings.

Genesee Country Village & Museum Civil War Re-enactment & Encampment

July 16th, 2016

Hundreds of re-enactors converge on the museum for one of the largest Civil War re-enactments in New York. Enjoy two battles daily—one at 11:30 am featuring artillery and mounted cavalry, and the other at 2 pm in the historic village. President Abraham Lincoln, portrayed by professional historian Fritz Klein, will stroll the grounds, inspect the troops and spin yarns for the children. Townsfolk will offer musical concerts, specialty shopping and vignettes depicting civilian life during the war.

Varick Winery's Chocoholics Celebration

July 16th, 2016

Celebrate National Milk Chocolate Day and indulge your sweet tooth with complimentary milk chocolate treats. Admission: Free. $4.00 to taste six wines. Phone: 315-549-8797 9:30am-6:00pm

Sci-Fi Summer: Galactic Warriors

July 16th, 2016

Saturday, July 16, 11 a.m.–4 p.m. Sunday, July 17, 1 to 4 p.m. Stop by a “Jedi” training camp presented by the Rochester Fencing Club. Join in interactive demonstrations of fencing etiquette, basic footwork, and blade work. Create a foam light saber to take home. Included with general museum admission fees.

Genesee Country Village & Museum Civil War Re-enactment & Encampment

July 17th, 2016

Hundreds of re-enactors converge on the museum for one of the largest Civil War re-enactments in New York. Enjoy two battles daily—one at 11:30 am featuring artillery and mounted cavalry, and the other at 2 pm in the historic village. President Abraham Lincoln, portrayed by professional historian Fritz Klein, will stroll the grounds, inspect the troops and spin yarns for the children. Townsfolk will offer musical concerts, specialty shopping and vignettes depicting civilian life during the war.

Summer Concert Series at the Lighthouse—Smugtown Stompers

July 17th, 2016

Rochester’s favorite Dixieland jazz band is sure to get you stomping your feet! 2-4 p.m. FREE. Outdoors on the Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum lawn. Bring your own chair. Free shuttle bus from Newark, Lyons, Sodus, and Sodus Point. Refreshments are available at the Lighthouse Concession Stand. THIS IS OUR FIRST ICE CREAM SOCIAL! Support the lighthouse by enjoying a large sundae loaded with toppings for just $4.50! For more information, call (315) 483-4936 or visit www.sodusbaylighthouse.org. Made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts, Finger Lakes Community Arts Grants, and Lighthouse Events Sponsors.

Rose Hill Concert Series

July 17th, 2016

On Sunday, July 17, Genesee Ted will bring folk and bluegrass to the mansion, playing both covers and originals. The Golden Eagle String Band ends the series on Sunday, August 21 with a concert of folk and traditional American favorites. The concerts are free and open to the public .

Come and Create

July 19th, 2016

Art for kids ages 6-14 every Tuesday and Thursday in July and August from 10 am to noon. Register in advance or take a chance the class won't be full and drop in. Different activities each class. Thanks to a Nord Family Foundation grant classes are $5 per child.

BOGO Happy Hour & FREE Live Music at Ventosa Vineyards

July 20th, 2016

Wednesday's BOGO Happy Hour & FREE Live Music at Ventosa Vineyards. Buy one, get one, glasses of wine, beer & mixers from 5-6pm. FREE live music on our terrace from 6-9pm. Cafe Toscana serving until 9pm. Please visit ventosavineyards.com for weekly artists and more.

Grapes, Griddles and Vittles at Fox Run

July 20th, 2016

We’ve turned the grapes into wine and steel into a flat top griddle. Chef Brud Holland will provide vittles, which will be an elevated version of the classic grilled cheese. Finger Lakes cheese melted in between two slices of locally made bread, each event will feature a different combination of the two. Taking place on our back patio overlooking the vineyard, the vittles include a side salad for $10. Wine will be for sale by the glass. The event takes place from 5-7 pm on select Wednesdays in July and August. No reservations are required. More information can be found online.

Thursday Night Summer Concert Series

July 21st, 2016

Join us on Conesus Lake for a free summer concert every Thursday throughout the summer. Concerts begin at 6:00 pm and go until 8pm or 9pm. Wine by the glass, wine by the bottle, wine slushies, and food available for purchase. Don't forget to bring a chair!

Come and Create

July 21st, 2016

Art for kids ages 6-14 every Tuesday and Thursday in July and August from 10 am to noon. Register in advance or take a chance the class won't be full and drop in. Different activities each class. Thanks to a Nord Family Foundation grant classes are $5 per child.

Nautie Summer Nights Free Live Music Series

July 21st, 2016

You're invited to enjoy free live music on the lawn of Lucas Vineyards overlooking our vineyards and Cayuga Lake from 6-8:30. This week; house rockin' blues by Pete Panek & The Blue Cats. Wine, sangria, beer and wine slushies for sale. A vide variety or food for sale from Pig Vycious BBQ. Bring lawn chairs or a blanket and your dancing shoes. For complete band line-up visit lucasvineyards.com or Facebook. See you there!

Art Workshop Weekend Getaway

July 21st, 2016

Mountain Horse Farm B&B and Wellness Retreat July 21-24, 2016 Join us for this 3 day Art workshop at Mountain Horse Farm. The weekend is led by Colleen Schreiner artist & teacher and owner of My Creative Wave Art Studio on the pier on Canandaigua lake. The weekend will start with a wine tasting at Heron Hill winery followed by the first art session at Colleen's studio on the pier in Canandaigua. On Friday & Saturday the art workshops will be at beautiful Mountain Horse Farm. You will use the stunning views and our horses for inspiration.

Suzanne Fine Regional Cuisine Cooking Class with Silver Thread Wine Experience

July 22nd, 2016

This very special event tour is spectacular for wine-lovers and epicureans alike. Suzanne Fine Regional Cuisine, owned by Suzanne and Bob Stack, is truly a Finger Lakes treasure. Frommers.com has listed Suzanne Fine Regional Cuisine as one of New York’s Ten Best Restaurants in New York State. A notable chef, Suzanne was a 2011 semi-finalist for the James Beard Award (“the Oscars of the Food World”) for Best Northeast Chef.

Set in a 1903 elegant farmhouse with breathtaking views of Seneca Lake, Suzanne crafts stunning dishes made from local ingredients — many grown in an organic garden right on the property. Suzanne Fine Regional Cuisine celebrates their location in the heart of Finger Lakes wine country by featuring over 60 Finger Lakes wines with their menus. This tour will allow guests to experience Chef Suzanne’s artistry up-close-and-personal within the stunning setting of her and Bob’s beautiful restaurant.

This year, Suzanne and Bob closed their public restaurant, so the only way to experience the delights they offer are through these special events. We are currently scheduling only one tour at this time, Friday, July 22. Other dates may be added based on the excitement this one generates. Spend the morning with Suzanne as she creates one of her magical meals and shares with you insights into her fabulous creations and artistry. Afterwards, head to Silver Thread Vineyard and join owner Shannon Brock in a private vineyard and cellar tour followed by tasting. This tour includes: - Garden Tour at Suzanne FRC with their master gardener - Three-course Cooking Demonstration and meal with Chef Suzanne, focusing on french-inspired techniques and local inspiration.

For the day's menu, follow this link: http://experiencefingerlakes.com/culinary-wine-events/wine-and-culinary-tours/suzanne-fine-regional-cuisine-cooking-class-silver-thread-wine-experience/suzanne-fine-regional-cuisine-cooking-class-silver-thread-wine-experience-menu/ -Visit to Silver Thread Vineyard, where owner Shannon Brock will give a private vineyard and cellar tour followed by a tasting of their inspirational wines. Tour Price: $179 per person – advanced reservations are required. There is a minimum 14-person total guest count needed in order to run this tour.

This price includes transportation, cooking class and meal, private garden tour, private vineyard and cellar tour and tasting at Silver Thread Vineyards. Gratuity for tour guide is not included. Since you’ll be walking through the garden, we recommend wearing comfortable and closed toe shoes.

Departure Locations: (This tour runs from 10am-5pm) La Tourelle Hotel and Spa, 1150 Danby Rd, Ithaca NY Hotel Ithaca, 222 South Cayuga St., Ithaca NY Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel, 16 Franklin St, Watkins Glen, NY

To book this tour, visit http://experiencefingerlakes.com/tour-calendar/ or call Experience! The Finger Lakes at 607-233-4818. Our office is open Monday-Friday, 9AM-5PM.

Food & Wine Experience at Fox Run

July 22nd, 2016

Enjoy a unique experience in Finger Lakes Wine Country Guests will be welcomed by a dedicated staff member for a personalized experience around the Fox Run Vineyards estate. Begin with a 45 minute walking tour of the vineyards and winery followed by a light lunch served in the historic barrel room featuring a selection of local products. Lunch is accompanied by a flight of six Fox Run wines including a dessert wine served with something sweet.

Each guest will receive a souvenir Fox Run logo glass. Offered to the public on Fridays at 11:30 am, June - October. A full list of available dates and more information can be found online at www.foxrunvineyards.com Reservations can be made at least 24 hours in advance online or by calling 315-536-4616. The cost is $45 per person plus tax. Kids 15 and under are $35. (Served a soda or grape juice instead of wine) Cancellations required 24 hours in advance; cancellations within 24 hours of event will be charged a 50% deposit, and no call/ no show reservations will be charged the full amount.

Exhibit Opening for Art in the Finger Lakes

July 22nd, 2016

Enjoy new art by talented local and regional artists, snacks, wine tasting, and live music. 5-7 pm Free

Finger Lakes Cheese Festival

July 23rd, 2016

Pack up your friends, the kids, a cooler and even your dogs (on leashes please) and head to the 5th Anniversary Finger Lakes Cheese Festival, a fun-filled family day of food, music, animals, games, learning and more at our member farm, Sunset View Creamery, just east of Watkins Glen, NY and south of Ithaca, NY. You'll have the chance to taste the cheeses of the farms of the Finger Lakes Cheese Alliance in one place, and enjoy plenty of local foods and beverages provided by our friends and neighbors. Think of it as a big summer family picnic meets a farm market! Plus, being our 5th Anniversary we have lots of surprises in store!

Admission is $5 in advance at our website www.flxcheese.com or $8 at gate, kids under 12 FREE. We've expanded the seating for the seminars this year. Each seminar will seat 120 people, and cost just $2 per person, per seminar. First come, first seated. Tickets go on sale 1 hour in advance of each seminar. Attendees will receive a commemorative tote bag!

Lynyrd Skynyrd with Kenny Wayne Shepherd

July 23rd, 2016

Saturday, July 23, rock legend Lynyrd Skynyrd returns to the Budweiser Summer Stage at Tags with special guest Kenny Wayne Shepherd.

Tickets are $39.50 for General Admission Lawn, $64.50 Reserved Seating, $99,00 Gold Circle, or....

VIP Tour Package Package

price: $200

• One reserved ticket located in the first 12 rows of the stage

• Specially designed tour shirt (exclusive to VIP packages only)

• Collectible tour poster (limited print, numbered)

• Custom Lynyrd Skynyrd trucker hat

• Exclusive tour merchandise item

• Limited availability Meet & Greet Package Package price: $325

• One reserved ticket located in the first 2 rows of the stage

• Exclusive meet & greet with Lynyrd Skynyrd

• Personal photograph with Lynyrd Skynyrd

• Specially designed tour shirt (exclusive to VIP packages only)

• Collectible tour poster (limited print, numbered)

• Custom Lynyrd Skynyrd trucker hat

• Exclusive tour merchandise item

• Official meet & greet laminate

Limited availability Tickets go on-sale Friday, April 22nd at 10:00am. Tickets are available at Tag’s, charge by phone 800-650-TAGS, on-line www.tagstickets.com. Gates open at 6:00 pm, show starts at 8:00 pm.

Beyond the tragedy, the history, the raging guitars and the killer songs, ultimately, Lynyrd Skynyrd is about an indomitable will, about survival of spirit; unbowed uniquely American, stubbornly resolute. Lynyrd Skynyrd has endured, despite all odds, through death and disaster, as the signature rock group of America's working people. Musicians as diverse as Kid Rock, Metallica and Travis Tritt pledge allegiance to the Skynyrd sound, and a new wave of hard rocking youngsters value Lynyrd Skynyrd above all else.

5th Annual Finger Lakes Cheese Festival

July 23rd, 2016

Pack up your friends, the kids, a cooler and even your dogs (on leashes please) and head to the 5th Anniversary Finger Lakes Cheese Festival, a fun-filled family day of food, music, animals, games, classes and more -- once again at our member farm, Sunset View Creamery -- just south of Watkins Glen. You'll have the chance to taste all the cheeses of the farms of the Finger Lakes Cheese Alliance in one place, and enjoy plenty of local foods and beverages provided by our friends and neighbors. Think of it as a big summer family picnic meets a farm market! Plus, being our 5th Anniversary we have lots of surprises in store!! Admission is $5 per adult, kids 12 and under free. Paid attendees will receive a complimentary shopping bag!

Sci-Fi Summer: Alien Encounters at The Strong

July 23rd, 2016

Saturday, July 23, 11 a.m.–4 p.m. Sunday, July 24, 1 to 4 p.m. Pose for a photo with a friendly alien and a give a high five to a mischievous Martian. Dress up as a creepy alien in the cosmic costume shop and accessorize with your very own googly-eyed headband. Included with general museum admission fees.

Summer Concert Series at the Lighthouse—The FabCats

July 24th, 2016

Syracuse’s most popular Beatles and British Invasion band brings the 1960s back to life! 2-4 p.m. FREE. Outdoors on the Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum lawn. Bring your own chair. Free shuttle bus from Newark, Lyons, Sodus, and Sodus Point. Refreshments are available at the Lighthouse Concession Stand. For more information, call (315) 483-4936 or visit www.sodusbaylighthouse.org. Made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts, Finger Lakes Community Arts Grants, and Lighthouse Events Sponsors.

Come and Create

July 26th, 2016

Art for kids ages 6-14 every Tuesday and Thursday in July and August from 10 am to noon. Register in advance or take a chance the class won't be full and drop in. Different activities each class. Thanks to a Nord Family Foundation grant classes are $5 per child.

“History Alive!” Presentation: “The Psychic Highway: How the Erie Canal Changed America” by Michael Keene

July 27th, 2016

Part of the Sodus Bay Historical Society's "History Alive!" lecture series. Michael Keene will give a presentation on the Erie Canal and discuss how its completion contributed to the spread of ideas and innovation in New York State. 6:30 p.m. FREE. For more information, call (315) 483-4936 or visit www.sodusbaylighthouse.org.

BOGO Happy Hour & FREE Live Music at Ventosa Vineyards

July 27th, 2016

Wednesday's BOGO Happy Hour & FREE Live Music at Ventosa Vineyards. Buy one, get one, glasses of wine, beer & mixers from 5-6pm. FREE live music on our terrace from 6-9pm. Cafe Toscana serving until 9pm. Please visit ventosavineyards.com for weekly artists and more.

CRAZY FOR YOU

July 27th, 2016 - August 17th, 2016

All Singin’, All Dancin’! Take a down and out tycoon, a theatre in need of saving, a slew of leggy show girls and a bunch of rednecks from Nevada and you have the makings of a song and dance extravaganza. Gershwin’s CRAZY FOR YOU is fun for the entire family and chock full of classic songs (“I Got Rhythm,” “Someone to Watch Over Me”) and toe tapping choreography. Rated PG.

Thursday Night Summer Concert Series

July 28th, 2016

Join us on Conesus Lake for a free summer concert every Thursday throughout the summer. Concerts begin at 6:00 pm and go until 8pm or 9pm. Wine by the glass, wine by the bottle, wine slushies, and food available for purchase. Don't forget to bring a chair!

Seeds of Life: Cocktail Gardening

July 28th, 2016

Step up your at home bartending skills by creating a "cocktail garden"! Having fresh grown herbs and vegetables for your home bar can make all the difference when making that perfect summer drink, alcoholic or not. Enjoy a sampling of NYS cocktails as we show you the "must-haves" for starting your cocktail garden and how to take your mixed drink to a signature cocktail! Time: 6-8pm Location: NYWCC Demonstration Theatre

Come and Create

July 28th, 2016

Art for kids ages 6-14 every Tuesday and Thursday in July and August from 10 am to noon. Register in advance or take a chance the class won't be full and drop in. Different activities each class. Thanks to a Nord Family Foundation grant classes are $5 per child.

The Foreigner

July 28th, 2016 - August 7th, 2016

8:00 pm at Bristol Valley Theater. Written by American playwright Larry Shue. Vacation can be torture for painfully shy Charlie, who finds it impossible to talk to strangers. To avoid small talk, he poses as a foreigner who doesn't understand English. His plan backfires and chaos ensues when the locals start revealing deep secrets and diabolical plans in front of their quiet guest. An absurdly funny American comedy! Ticket Price: General - $33; Senior (60+) - $31; College - $17; Children 18 & younger - $12

Nautie Summer Nights Free Live Music Series

July 28th, 2016

You're invited to enjoy free live music on the lawn of Lucas Vineyards overlooking our vineyards and Cayuga Lake from 6-8:30. This week; classic & modern rock by Smoking Loons. Wine, sangria, beer and wine slushies for sale. A vide variety or food for sale from Pig Vycious BBQ. Bring lawn chairs or a blanket and your dancing shoes. For complete band line-up visit lucasvineyards.com or Facebook. See you there!

Attic Art Sale

July 29th, 2016

Treasures galore - artwork, art supplies, frames, toys, and more. Find riches among the rags! All proceeds go back into the community for arts projects. Friday and Saturday 10 am - 4 pm.

Art & Vine

July 29th, 2016

A make it and take it painting event! Under the direction of a professional artist you CAN create a masterpiece! We supply everything you need - paint, brushes, canvas - as well as a light supper with wine. 5:45 - 8:45 pm

Antique and Classic Boat Show Returns to Skaneateles July 29-31

July 29th, 2016

Antique and Classic Boat Show Returns to Skaneateles July 29-31

Old meets new at this year’s Antique and Classic Boat Show in Skaneateles, July 29-31, as watercraft dating back to the early 1900s nestle in the village’s newly installed community docks.

The show, featuring some 90 boats of a bygone era displayed on water and land, runs 3 p.m. to dusk Friday, 9 a.m. to dusk Saturday and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday in Clift Park. It is handicapped accessible; admission is free.

The event is organized by the Finger Lakes Chapter (FLC) of the Antique and Classic Boat Society and the Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation (also known as the Skaneateles Foundation), and presented by M&T Bank. This is the Finger Lakes Chapter’s 38th annual show, and the 22nd year it has been held in Skaneateles.

More than 10,000 people attend the show each year. Exhibitors 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,” said FLC president Jack Gifford.

Among the boats on display will be mahogany runabouts from such legendary manufacturers as Chris-Craft, Hacker and Gar Wood, as well as launches, sailboats, canoes, rowing craft and race boats, many restored to their original condition. Visitors are invited to learn about the boats by reading the accompanying placards or talking with owners.

The show is the inaugural event for Skaneateles’ new ShoreMaster dock system, installed in May by Brinson Marine. The docks—longer, wider and more stable than their predecessors—were made possible by over 235 donations.

“The Finger Lakes Chapter and its individual members were wonderful partners throughout our entire dock campaign, helping to make the docks a reality,” said Tara Lynn, executive director of the Skaneateles Foundation. “We thank them for their financial contributions and overall support.”  

Noting that the show has become an annual tradition for exhibitors, families and visitors, Lynn said, “Skaneateles is delighted to once again play host. The boat parade, free concerts and children’s activities—set against the backdrop of the village’s fine boutiques, galleries and restaurants—offer something for everyone.” 

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, sponsored by Doug’s Fish Fry, which will be presented at 2:45 p.m. Sunday.

 

Highlights of the weekend include:

•  A boat parade and fly-by, starting at 3 p.m. Saturday.

•  Performances by the Skaneateles Community Band, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday; jazz duo Diana Jacobs and Mark Chitambar, noon to 3 p.m. Saturday; and the Soda Ash Six, noon to 3   p.m. Sunday.

•  A display of antique model boats by the Syracuse Model Boat Club, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

•  A youth judging competition, sponsored by Hagerty Classic Marine Insurance to “spark kids’ passion for wooden boats,” 10 a.m. Saturday. 

•  Opportunities for children to paint their own wooden boats, 11 a.m.  to 3 p.m., Saturday.

•  Knot-tying demonstrations by the Sea Scouts, 11 a.m. Saturday and Sunday.

•  Guided tours by the Skaneateles Historical Society, starting at 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. $10 per person, with proceeds benefiting the 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 in Clift Park 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. Coffee and pastries will be available; no reservations are necessary.  

•  Raffle drawings at 2 p.m. Sunday.

 

This year’s poster was developed from an oil painting by Elaine Sherwood Jakubowski, of Brighton, N.Y., an exhibitor at the show with her husband, Michael, and daughter, Blythe, since 2000, but a painter for just three years. This is the second painting she has created for the show. Titled “Southern End,” it depicts the graceful hills surrounding Skaneateles Lake—“with a bit of artistic license,” she said.

The painting can be viewed at the show’s tent in Clift Park. It will be auctioned off, with proceeds benefiting the FLC and the Skaneateles Foundation. 

Posters are $10 and are on sale at the Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce, 22 Jordan St., and at the show.

The Antique and Classic Boat Show is officially sponsored by M&T Bank. Contributing sponsors are Brinson Marine, ShoreMaster, Summit Auto, Mirbeau Inn & Spa, Sammut Wealth Management, the Sherwood Inn, Doug’s Fish Fry, Jacobs Press, Pioneer Companies, Skaneateles Town Square/Ace Hardware, The Sailboat Shop, Adams & Son Inc., Blue Water Grill, cate&sally, Janice M. Miller, Architect, Johnny Angel’s Heavenly Burgers, Mid-Lakes Navigation, Realty USA, Smiles of Skaneateles, Tops Friendly Markets and Wirth’s Automotive Services. Media sponsors are Group M Communications and WRVO Public Media.

For more information, go to http://www.skaneateles.com or call the Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce at (315) 685-0552. 

Food & Wine Experience at Fox Run

July 29th, 2016

Enjoy a unique experience in Finger Lakes Wine Country Guests will be welcomed by a dedicated staff member for a personalized experience around the Fox Run Vineyards estate. Begin with a 45 minute walking tour of the vineyards and winery followed by a light lunch served in the historic barrel room featuring a selection of local products. Lunch is accompanied by a flight of six Fox Run wines including a dessert wine served with something sweet.

Each guest will receive a souvenir Fox Run logo glass. Offered to the public on Fridays at 11:30 am, June - October. A full list of available dates and more information can be found online at www.foxrunvineyards.com Reservations can be made at least 24 hours in advance online or by calling 315-536-4616. The cost is $45 per person plus tax. Kids 15 and under are $35. (Served a soda or grape juice instead of wine) Cancellations required 24 hours in advance; cancellations within 24 hours of event will be charged a 50% deposit, and no call/ no show reservations will be charged the full amount.

Antique and Classic Boat Show Returns to Skaneateles July 29-31

July 30th, 2016

Antique and Classic Boat Show Returns to Skaneateles July 29-31

Old meets new at this year’s Antique and Classic Boat Show in Skaneateles, July 29-31, as watercraft dating back to the early 1900s nestle in the village’s newly installed community docks.

The show, featuring some 90 boats of a bygone era displayed on water and land, runs 3 p.m. to dusk Friday, 9 a.m. to dusk Saturday and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday in Clift Park. It is handicapped accessible; admission is free.

The event is organized by the Finger Lakes Chapter (FLC) of the Antique and Classic Boat Society and the Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation (also known as the Skaneateles Foundation), and presented by M&T Bank. This is the Finger Lakes Chapter’s 38th annual show, and the 22nd year it has been held in Skaneateles.

More than 10,000 people attend the show each year. Exhibitors 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,” said FLC president Jack Gifford.

Among the boats on display will be mahogany runabouts from such legendary manufacturers as Chris-Craft, Hacker and Gar Wood, as well as launches, sailboats, canoes, rowing craft and race boats, many restored to their original condition. Visitors are invited to learn about the boats by reading the accompanying placards or talking with owners.

The show is the inaugural event for Skaneateles’ new ShoreMaster dock system, installed in May by Brinson Marine. The docks—longer, wider and more stable than their predecessors—were made possible by over 235 donations.

 “The Finger Lakes Chapter and its individual members were wonderful partners throughout our entire dock campaign, helping to make the docks a reality,” said Tara Lynn, executive director of the Skaneateles Foundation. “We thank them for their financial contributions and overall support.”  

Noting that the show has become an annual tradition for exhibitors, families and visitors, Lynn said, “Skaneateles is delighted to once again play host. The boat parade, free concerts and children’s activities—set against the backdrop of the village’s fine boutiques, galleries and restaurants—offer something for everyone.” 

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, sponsored by Doug’s Fish Fry, which will be presented at 2:45 p.m. Sunday.

Highlights of the weekend include:

•  A boat parade and fly-by, starting at 3 p.m. Saturday.

•  Performances by the Skaneateles Community Band, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday; jazz duo Diana Jacobs and Mark Chitambar, noon to 3 p.m. Saturday; and the Soda Ash Six, noon to 3   p.m. Sunday.

•  A display of antique model boats by the Syracuse Model Boat Club, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

•  A youth judging competition, sponsored by Hagerty Classic Marine Insurance to “spark kids’ passion for wooden boats,” 10 a.m. Saturday. 

•  Opportunities for children to paint their own wooden boats, 11 a.m.  to 3 p.m., Saturday.

•  Knot-tying demonstrations by the Sea Scouts, 11 a.m. Saturday and Sunday.

•  Guided tours by the Skaneateles Historical Society, starting at 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. $10 per person, with proceeds benefiting the 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 in Clift Park 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. Coffee and pastries will be available; no reservations are necessary.  

•  Raffle drawings at 2 p.m. Sunday.

 

This year’s poster was developed from an oil painting by Elaine Sherwood Jakubowski, of Brighton, N.Y., an exhibitor at the show with her husband, Michael, and daughter, Blythe, since 2000, but a painter for just three years. This is the second painting she has created for the show. Titled “Southern End,” it depicts the graceful hills surrounding Skaneateles Lake—“with a bit of artistic license,” she said.

The painting can be viewed at the show’s tent in Clift Park. It will be auctioned off, with proceeds benefiting the FLC and the Skaneateles Foundation. 

Posters are $10 and are on sale at the Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce, 22 Jordan St., and at the show.

The Antique and Classic Boat Show is officially sponsored by M&T Bank. Contributing sponsors are Brinson Marine, ShoreMaster, Summit Auto, Mirbeau Inn & Spa, Sammut Wealth Management, the Sherwood Inn, Doug’s Fish Fry, Jacobs Press, Pioneer Companies, Skaneateles Town Square/Ace Hardware, The Sailboat Shop, Adams & Son Inc., Blue Water Grill, cate&sally, Janice M. Miller, Architect, Johnny Angel’s Heavenly Burgers, Mid-Lakes Navigation, Realty USA, Smiles of Skaneateles, Tops Friendly Markets and Wirth’s Automotive Services. Media sponsors are Group M Communications and WRVO Public Media.

For more information, go to http://www.skaneateles.com or call the Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce at (315) 685-0552. 

The Best of Seneca West Wine Tour

July 30th, 2016

The western shores of Seneca Lake are home to some of the most well-respected wine-makers in the Finger Lakes. On this tour, you will learn their stories and taste the outcome of their commitment and passion to their craft. Our first stop is Kemmeter Winery, the boutique winery of Johannes Rienhardt. Johannes comes from a wine-making family in Germany that has been making wines since the mid 15th century. He left Germany, and moved to the Finger Lakes to express his own vision of fine wine making.

Enjoy an intimate experience with Johannes as he shares with you the progress of his young vineyard, followed by a wine-tasting designed to share with you the personality of the fruit in its purest form. Next, get ready to never think about wieners and burgers the same way again. The FLX Wienery is the special eatery project of couple Christopher Bates and Isabel Bogadtke. Christopher is a Master Sommelier and Isabel was named by Mobil Travel Guide as offering the Best Service in the World. Today, their collaborative energies go into creating Wienery and Burger “Art” bringing together flavors and textures from locally-sourced ingredients that unveil their creations.

From their house-made sausages and freshly ground burgers to their hand-cut fries and chips, get ready for what has been called “arguably the best hot dog stand in the world.” Lunch is paired with selected craft beers from around the globe. After lunch, we make our way up the road to Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyards, where we will enjoy a private tasting in the winery. Wiemer is considered one of the top Riesling producers in the United States, and was recognized by Wine & Spirits Magazine as one of the top 100 American wineries for 2014.

We will explore exquisite white varietals followed by examples of vineyard variations in their Cabernet Franc. Our final stop of the day is Red Tail Ridge Winery. Red Tail Ridge is recognized by the New York Times, Wine Spectator and Wine Enthusiast as one of the best producers in the region. Winemaker Nancy Irelan has made a name in the region for exploring grape varieties not seen anywhere else in the region, like the German Dornfelder and the Italian Teroldego in addition to more classic Finger Lakes varietals. Enjoy a private tasting featuring their array of unique wines as the perfect ending to a great day.

Price: $145.00 per person. This price includes the transportation, tasting fees, added services, lunch, and special food pairings. This price is associated with a 5 person total guest count. Alternate pricing and touring options are available for tours that do not meet this minimum. Departure Locations: This tour runs from 9:30 am-5 pm, depending on pick up location Ithaca pick up available upon request – please call Experience! The Finger Lakes at 607-233-4818 Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel, 16 N Franklin St, Watkins Glen, NY 14891 Geneva on the Lake, 1001 Lochland Rd (Rte 14), Geneva NY 14456 Belhurst Castle, 4069 Westlake Rd., Geneva NY 14456

Sci-Fi Summer: Starships and UFOs

July 30th, 2016

Saturday, July 30, 11 a.m.–4 p.m. Sunday, July 31, 1–4 p.m. Meet David Ramsay, who appeared in the 1997 alien battle film Starship Troopers. See his costume and learn about his experience working on the film. Snap a selfie with the TARDIS from Doctor Who. Create a UFO using tin foil and paper plates. Included with general museum admission fees.

Summer Concert Series at the Lighthouse—Nancy Kelly

July 31st, 2016

A gifted singer whose performances featuring jazz, blues, and swing favorites are known around the world! 2-4 p.m. FREE. Outdoors on the Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum lawn. Bring your own chair. Free shuttle bus from Newark, Lyons, Sodus, and Sodus Point. Refreshments are available at the Lighthouse Concession Stand. For more information, call (315) 483-4936 or visit www.sodusbaylighthouse.org. Made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts, Finger Lakes Community Arts Grants, and Lighthouse Events Sponsors.

Vine, Wine and Swine: Pre-Harvest Picnic

July 31st, 2016

Sunday, July 31, 2016, 3 pm to 6 pm - Join Lamoreaux Landing Wine Cellars for a pre-harvest picnic filled with fantastic food, great wines and live music! Guests will enjoy an authentic pig roast with a bevy of delicious seasonal sides, live music by local favorite The Delta Mike Shaw Band, and pre-harvest vineyard tours with owner Mark Wagner - all paired with your favorite wines from Lamoreaux Landing Wine Cellars, AND including a special new vintage release!

RESERVATIONS REQUIRED - Limited seating is available, and will fill up fast! Tickets are $55 per person / $40 Case Club members and their guests, and may be purchased by calling 607-582-6011 or by emailing info@lamoreauxwine.com (Tickets include a glass of sparkling wine, group vineyard tour, full food menu, and a glass of Lamoreaux Landing Wine Cellars wine. Wines will also be available for purchase by the glass and bottle).

Antique and Classic Boat Show Returns to Skaneateles July 29-31

July 31st, 2016

Antique and Classic Boat Show Returns to Skaneateles July 29-31

Old meets new at this year’s Antique and Classic Boat Show in Skaneateles, July 29-31, as watercraft dating back to the early 1900s nestle in the village’s newly installed community docks.

The show, featuring some 90 boats of a bygone era displayed on water and land, runs 3 p.m. to dusk Friday, 9 a.m. to dusk Saturday and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday in Clift Park. It is handicapped accessible; admission is free.

The event is organized by the Finger Lakes Chapter (FLC) of the Antique and Classic Boat Society and the Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation (also known as the Skaneateles Foundation), and presented by M&T Bank. This is the Finger Lakes Chapter’s 38th annual show, and the 22nd year it has been held in Skaneateles.

More than 10,000 people attend the show each year. Exhibitors 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,” said FLC president Jack Gifford.

Among the boats on display will be mahogany runabouts from such legendary manufacturers as Chris-Craft, Hacker and Gar Wood, as well as launches, sailboats, canoes, rowing craft and race boats, many restored to their original condition. Visitors are invited to learn about the boats by reading the accompanying placards or talking with owners.

The show is the inaugural event for Skaneateles’ new ShoreMaster dock system, installed in May by Brinson Marine. The docks—longer, wider and more stable than their predecessors—were made possible by over 235 donations.

 “The Finger Lakes Chapter and its individual members were wonderful partners throughout our entire dock campaign, helping to make the docks a reality,” said Tara Lynn, executive director of the Skaneateles Foundation. “We thank them for their financial contributions and overall support.”  

Noting that the show has become an annual tradition for exhibitors, families and visitors, Lynn said, “Skaneateles is delighted to once again play host. The boat parade, free concerts and children’s activities—set against the backdrop of the village’s fine boutiques, galleries and restaurants—offer something for everyone.” 

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, sponsored by Doug’s Fish Fry, which will be presented at 2:45 p.m. Sunday.

Highlights of the weekend include:

•  A boat parade and fly-by, starting at 3 p.m. Saturday.

•  Performances by the Skaneateles Community Band, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday; jazz duo Diana Jacobs and Mark Chitambar, noon to 3 p.m. Saturday; and the Soda Ash Six, noon to 3   p.m. Sunday.

•  A display of antique model boats by the Syracuse Model Boat Club, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

•  A youth judging competition, sponsored by Hagerty Classic Marine Insurance to “spark kids’ passion for wooden boats,” 10 a.m. Saturday. 

•  Opportunities for children to paint their own wooden boats, 11 a.m.  to 3 p.m., Saturday.

•  Knot-tying demonstrations by the Sea Scouts, 11 a.m. Saturday and Sunday.

•  Guided tours by the Skaneateles Historical Society, starting at 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. $10 per person, with proceeds benefiting the 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 in Clift Park 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. Coffee and pastries will be available; no reservations are necessary.  

•  Raffle drawings at 2 p.m. Sunday.

 

This year’s poster was developed from an oil painting by Elaine Sherwood Jakubowski, of Brighton, N.Y., an exhibitor at the show with her husband, Michael, and daughter, Blythe, since 2000, but a painter for just three years. This is the second painting she has created for the show. Titled “Southern End,” it depicts the graceful hills surrounding Skaneateles Lake—“with a bit of artistic license,” she said.

The painting can be viewed at the show’s tent in Clift Park. It will be auctioned off, with proceeds benefiting the FLC and the Skaneateles Foundation. 

Posters are $10 and are on sale at the Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce, 22 Jordan St., and at the show.

The Antique and Classic Boat Show is officially sponsored by M&T Bank. Contributing sponsors are Brinson Marine, ShoreMaster, Summit Auto, Mirbeau Inn & Spa, Sammut Wealth Management, the Sherwood Inn, Doug’s Fish Fry, Jacobs Press, Pioneer Companies, Skaneateles Town Square/Ace Hardware, The Sailboat Shop, Adams & Son Inc., Blue Water Grill, cate&sally, Janice M. Miller, Architect, Johnny Angel’s Heavenly Burgers, Mid-Lakes Navigation, Realty USA, Smiles of Skaneateles, Tops Friendly Markets and Wirth’s Automotive Services. Media sponsors are Group M Communications and WRVO Public Media.

For more information, go to http://www.skaneateles.com or call the Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce at (315) 685-0552. 

August

BOGO Happy Hour & FREE Live Music at Ventosa Vineyards

August 3rd, 2016

Wednesday's BOGO Happy Hour & FREE Live Music at Ventosa Vineyards. Buy one, get one, glasses of wine, beer & mixers from 5-6pm. FREE live music on our terrace from 6-9pm. Cafe Toscana serving until 9pm. Please visit ventosavineyards.com for weekly artists and more.

Summer Garden Mixer: Celebrate NYS IPA

August 3rd, 2016

We're celebrating National IPA Day a day early! Join us in our Garden Tent and rejoice in America's most popular beer style. Breweries from across New York will bring their IPA brew, as well as other samples for you to try. The NYWCC Culinary Team will prepare beer-friendly light hors d'oeuvres to savor while you mingle with friends and brewery representatives. Time: 6-8pm Location: NYWCC Garden Tent Cost: $10 in advance ($15 at door)

Cheez-It 355 at The Glen

August 4th, 2016 - August 7th, 2016

The stars of NASCAR return to Watkins Glen International, as the race to the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup heats up. Will a championship favorite solidify their playoff standing with a win in the Cheez-It™ 355 or will The Glen propel a wild card driver into contention? Don’t miss a minute of the action with the NASCAR K&N Pro East Series Bully Hill Vineyards 100 and the NASCAR XFINITY Series Zippo 200.

Thursday Night Summer Concert Series

August 4th, 2016

Join us on Conesus Lake for a free summer concert every Thursday throughout the summer. Concerts begin at 6:00 pm and go until 8pm or 9pm. Wine by the glass, wine by the bottle, wine slushies, and food available for purchase. Don't forget to bring a chair!

Nautie Summer Nights Free Live Music Series

August 4th, 2016

You're invited to enjoy free live music on the lawn of Lucas Vineyards overlooking our vineyards and Cayuga Lake from 6-8:30. This week; acoustic rock by Shelter. Wine, sangria, beer and wine slushies for sale. A vide variety or food for sale from Pig Vycious BBQ. Bring lawn chairs or a blanket and your dancing shoes. For complete band line-up visit lucasvineyards.com or Facebook. See you there!

The Town Pants at Fox Run

August 4th, 2016

The Town Pants will be playing a FREE concert at Fox Run Vineyards on Thursday, August 4th! This west coast Celtic Rock band will start around 6:00 pm. Food, drinks and of course wine will be available for purchase starting at 5:00 pm. Bring your lawn chairs, but please leave your coolers at home. FREE Admission & Parking. Fox Run Vineyards: 670 State Route 14, Penn Yan, NY 14527 800.636.9786. www.foxrunvineyards.com

Cheez-It 355 at The Glen - NASCAR weekend

August 5th, 2016 - August 7th, 2016

The stars of NASCAR return to Watkins Glen International, as the race to the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup heats up. Will a championship favorite solidify their playoff standing with a win in the Cheez-It™ 355 or will The Glen propel a wild card driver into contention? Don’t miss a minute of the action with the NASCAR K&N Pro East Series Bully Hill Vineyards 100 on Friday, and the NASCAR XFINITY Series Zippo 200 on Saturday.

Picnic Pleasures

August 6th, 2016

Enjoy fine wines paired with complimentary picnic fare. Play lawn games. A good old-time get-together. Admission: Free. $4.00 for wine tastings. Phone: 315.549.8797

Sci-Fi Summer: Rebels and Imperials at The Strong

August 6th, 2016

Saturday, August 6, 11 a.m.–4 p.m. Sunday, August 7, 1–4 p.m. Take pictures with characters from the 501st and Rebel Legions. Check out the R2-D2 Builder’s Club, a group of builders who make versions of the famous Star Wars character. Create your own set of Star Trek, Star Wars, and Doctor Who popsicle stick puppets. Take your creations to the galaxy box theater and act out a fun sci-fi scene. Included with general museum admission fees.

30th Anniversary Party

August 6th, 2016

Join us at our 30th Anniversary Party August 6th, 2016 from 2 - 6 pm - 7020 Rt 89, Ovid, NY Hosmer Winery is celebrating 30 years of making award winning wine at our anniversary party this year. Join us at the winery and enjoy live music by Tribal Revival, delicious food and relax with a glass of award-winning Hosmer wine. Full wine tastings available! Food and wine available for purchase. Live music by Tribal Revival BBQ from Blowing Smoke Wine by the glass or bottle Regional beer available by the bottle. Lawn Games

Genesee Country Village & Museum Laura Ingalls Wilder Days

August 6th, 2016

Find out all about Laura Ingalls Wilder and her ties to Western New York during a day of hands-on activities chosen especially to appeal to kids of all ages. Run a sack race, play in a haystack or try a barrel roll. Come dressed as one of your favorite characters. Meet Laura author and historian William Anderson. Celebrity guest appearances by Karen Grassle who portrayed Caroline “Ma” Ingalls in the original cast of Little House on the Prairie.

Varick Winery's Picnic Pleasures

August 6th, 2016

Enjoy fine wines paired with complimentary picnic fare. Play lawn games. A good old-time get-together. Admission: Free. $4.00 to taste six wines. Phone: 315-549-8797 9:30am-6:00pm

24th Annual Glorious Garlic Festival

August 6th, 2016

The Glorious Garlic Festival takes place in the middle of the vineyards of Fox Run, August 6 & 7, 2016 11:00 am – 5:00 pm each day. Feast on food flavored with fresh garlic, enjoy festival vendors including regional garlic farmers, pick up a tip from local Finger Lakes chefs garlic cooking demonstrations. Soak up some sunshine and picturesque views of Seneca Lake while listening to great musical entertainment. Be refreshed by the award-winning, hand-crafted wine. FREE Admission & Parking. Fox Run Vineyards: 670 State Route 14, Penn Yan, NY 14527 800.636.9786. www.foxrunvineyards.com.

Strawberry Jamboree Summer Festival at Strawberry Fields Hydroponic Farm

August 6th, 2016

Strawberry Jamboree Summer Festival, Saturday August 6th, 11am-5pm

FOOD, ALPACAS, LIVE MUSIC, TOUR OF HYDROPONIC STRAWBERRY FIELD FREE TASTINGS, & MUCH MORE!

Summer Concert Series at the Lighthouse—RPO Marimba Band

August 7th, 2016

Members of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra’s percussion section play ragtime, jazz, novelty music, and Latin tunes on marimbas, vibraphones, steel drums, drum set, and other percussion instruments. 2-4 p.m. FREE. Outdoors on the Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum lawn. Bring your own chair. Free shuttle bus from Newark, Lyons, Sodus, and Sodus Point. Refreshments are available at the Lighthouse Concession Stand. For more information, call (315) 483-4936 or visit www.sodusbaylighthouse.org. Made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts, Finger Lakes Community Arts Grants, and Lighthouse Events Sponsors.

Genesee Country Village & Museum Laura Ingalls Wilder Days

August 7th, 2016

Find out all about Laura Ingalls Wilder and her ties to Western New York during a day of hands-on activities chosen especially to appeal to kids of all ages. Run a sack race, play in a haystack or try a barrel roll. Come dressed as one of your favorite characters. Meet Laura author and historian William Anderson. Celebrity guest appearances by Karen Grassle who portrayed Caroline “Ma” Ingalls in the original cast of Little House on the Prairie.

Digging up your History Archaeological Camp

August 9th, 2016 - August 11th, 2016

11am to 3pm daily. Meet at Historical Museum. Cost $5 per person for supplies. All welcome. Please call for information. (315) 597-6981. 7-15 adults welcome too. 

Grapes, Griddles and Vittles at Fox Run

August 10th, 2016

We’ve turned the grapes into wine and steel into a flat top griddle. Chef Brud Holland will provide vittles, which will be an elevated version of the classic grilled cheese. Finger Lakes cheese melted in between two slices of locally made bread, each event will feature a different combination of the two. Taking place on our back patio overlooking the vineyard, the vittles include a side salad for $10. Wine will be for sale by the glass. The event takes place from 5-7 pm on select Wednesdays in July and August. No reservations are required. More information can be found online.

BOGO Happy Hour & FREE Live Music at Ventosa Vineyards

August 10th, 2016

Wednesday's BOGO Happy Hour & FREE Live Music at Ventosa Vineyards. Buy one, get one, glasses of wine, beer & mixers from 5-6pm. FREE live music on our terrace from 6-9pm. Cafe Toscana serving until 9pm. Please visit ventosavineyards.com for weekly artists and more.

Food & Wine Regions of Italy Part 4 - Piedmont

August 10th, 2016

Piedmont is in Italy's northwest region, bordering France and Switzerland. This is the land of mountains, surrounded on three sides by the Alps. Their claim to fame in the wine world is the Nebbiolo grape, used to produce the great wines Barolo and Barbaresco. But there’s more to Piedmont than just the big reds! Travel with us as we taste and sip our way through the regional specialties of Piedmont! Menu: Cardi alla Bagna Cauda, Porcini Rissotto with White Truffle Oil (Warm Anchovy, Garlic & Olive Oil Dip, Porcini Mushroom Rissotto with White Truffle Oil) Vitello Tonnato (Veal with Tuna Sauce) Time: 6-8pm Location: NYWCC Demonstration Theatre Cost: $55

Thursday Night Summer Concert Series

August 11th, 2016

Join us on Conesus Lake for a free summer concert every Thursday throughout the summer. Concerts begin at 6:00 pm and go until 8pm or 9pm. Wine by the glass, wine by the bottle, wine slushies, and food available for purchase. Don't forget to bring a chair!

The Cookie Fight

August 11th, 2016 - August 21st, 2016

8:00 pm at Bristol Valley Theater. Written by Judith Leora. Joy and her brothers return home to divide their mother's estate…including the last ball of frozen dough for Mom's Christmas cookies. Mix in family secrets, sibling rivalry, and old flames rekindled, and this world premiere comedy is a recipe for dysfunctional family fun. Ticket Price: General - $33; Senior (60+) - $31; College - $17; Children 18 & younger - $12

Nautie Summer Nights Free Live Music Series

August 11th, 2016

You're invited to enjoy free live music on the lawn of Lucas Vineyards overlooking our vineyards and Cayuga Lake from 6-8:30. This week; dancin' oldies by Steve Southworth and The Rockabilly Rays. Wine, sangria, beer and wine slushies for sale. A vide variety or food for sale from Pig Vycious BBQ. Bring lawn chairs or a blanket and your dancing shoes. For complete band line-up visit lucasvineyards.com or Facebook. See you there!

Food & Wine Experience at Fox Run

August 12th, 2016

Enjoy a unique experience in Finger Lakes Wine Country Guests will be welcomed by a dedicated staff member for a personalized experience around the Fox Run Vineyards estate. Begin with a 45 minute walking tour of the vineyards and winery followed by a light lunch served in the historic barrel room featuring a selection of local products. Lunch is accompanied by a flight of six Fox Run wines including a dessert wine served with something sweet. Each guest will receive a souvenir Fox Run logo glass.

Offered to the public on Fridays at 11:30 am, June - October. A full list of available dates and more information can be found online at www.foxrunvineyards.com Reservations can be made at least 24 hours in advance online or by calling 315-536-4616. The cost is $45 per person plus tax. Kids 15 and under are $35. (Served a soda or grape juice instead of wine) Cancellations required 24 hours in advance; cancellations within 24 hours of event will be charged a 50% deposit, and no call/ no show reservations will be charged the full amount.

Picnic in the Vineyard

August 13th, 2016

Join us for a 5 course wine pairing dinner held in our vineyard & catered by Partyman Catering. Limited Seating, so please reserve early - tickets $39.95 plus tax 6:30 pm

Fulkerson Winery Summer Party

August 13th, 2016

Time: 4-8 pm Admission: $5, Children under 12 are free Come out to Fulkerson Winery for an evening of relaxation, local flavor, & live entertainment featuring the locally acclaimed dynamic dance band, The Destination. This year we have for you: -Tasty food by Chef's Catering Mobile Food Truck -Homemade ice cream from our friends at Great Escapes Ice Cream Parlor -Refreshing beer brewed locally from Climbing Bines Hope Farm & Brewery -Fulkerson wines by the glass or bottle Nonalcoholic beverages will also be available. Feel free to bring your own chairs, but please no coolers.

Genesee Country Village & Museum National Silver Ball Tournament

August 13th, 2016

More than a dozen teams from across the Midwest, East Coast and Canada, compete in period style uniforms for top honors using 1865 rules during our annual tournament. Championship game is Sunday at the museum’s Silver Base Ball Park.

Palmyra's Erie Canal Pirate Weekend at the Museums

August 13th, 2016

August 13th Historic Palmyra's Pirate Whitley's Haunted Cave. Live and dead pirates, skulls and treasurers suitable for the younger and older folks. Stories are told in the Museum yard and free to all by Bloody Mary at 12:30 pm and 3:30 Sat. at the Palmyra Historical Museum. All Museums open from 11 am to 4 pm at discounted Pirate pricing $1 for each museum with a $4 trail pass. Children 15- under no charge. 

The Best of Seneca West Wine Tour

August 13th, 2016

The western shores of Seneca Lake are home to some of the most well-respected wine-makers in the Finger Lakes. On this tour, you will learn their stories and taste the outcome of their commitment and passion to their craft. Our first stop is Kemmeter Winery, the boutique winery of Johannes Rienhardt. Johannes comes from a wine-making family in Germany that has been making wines since the mid 15th century. He left Germany, and moved to the Finger Lakes to express his own vision of fine wine making.

Enjoy an intimate experience with Johannes as he shares with you the progress of his young vineyard, followed by a wine-tasting designed to share with you the personality of the fruit in its purest form. Next, get ready to never think about wieners and burgers the same way again. The FLX Wienery is the special eatery project of couple Christopher Bates and Isabel Bogadtke. Christopher is a Master Sommelier and Isabel was named by Mobil Travel Guide as offering the Best Service in the World.

Today, their collaborative energies go into creating Wienery and Burger “Art” bringing together flavors and textures from locally-sourced ingredients that unveil their creations. From their house-made sausages and freshly ground burgers to their hand-cut fries and chips, get ready for what has been called “arguably the best hot dog stand in the world.” Lunch is paired with selected craft beers from around the globe. After lunch, we make our way up the road to Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyards, where we will enjoy a private tasting in the winery. Wiemer is considered one of the top Riesling producers in the United States, and was recognized by Wine & Spirits Magazine as one of the top 100 American wineries for 2014.

We will explore exquisite white varietals followed by examples of vineyard variations in their Cabernet Franc. Our final stop of the day is Red Tail Ridge Winery. Red Tail Ridge is recognized by the New York Times, Wine Spectator and Wine Enthusiast as one of the best producers in the region. Winemaker Nancy Irelan has made a name in the region for exploring grape varieties not seen anywhere else in the region, like the German Dornfelder and the Italian Teroldego in addition to more classic Finger Lakes varietals. Enjoy a private tasting featuring their array of unique wines as the perfect ending to a great day.

Price: $145.00 per person. This price includes the transportation, tasting fees, added services, lunch, and special food pairings. This price is associated with a 5 person total guest count. Alternate pricing and touring options are available for tours that do not meet this minimum. Departure Locations: This tour runs from 9:30 am-5 pm, depending on pick up location Ithaca pick up available upon request – please call Experience! The Finger Lakes at 607-233-4818 Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel, 16 N Franklin St, Watkins Glen, NY 14891 Geneva on the Lake, 1001 Lochland Rd (Rte 14), Geneva NY 14456 Belhurst Castle, 4069 Westlake Rd., Geneva NY 14456

Sci-Fi Summer: Galactic Warriors

August 13th, 2016

Saturday, August 13, 11 a.m.–4 p.m. Sunday, August 14, 1 to 4 p.m. Stop by a “Jedi” training camp presented by the Rochester Fencing Club. Join in interactive demonstrations of fencing etiquette, basic footwork, and blade work. Create a foam light saber to take home. Included with general museum admission fees.

Summer Concert Series at the Lighthouse—Shama Lama

August 14th, 2016

The energetic guys and gals in this Nik Entertainment band perform all your favorite hits from the 1950s—and even arrive in their 1959 Edsel! Break out your poodle skirts and leather jackets and join the fun! 2-4 p.m. FREE. Outdoors on the Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum lawn. Bring your own chair. Free shuttle bus from Newark, Lyons, Sodus, and Sodus Point. Refreshments are available at the Lighthouse Concession Stand. THIS IS OUR SECOND ICE CREAM SOCIAL! Support the lighthouse by enjoying a large sundae loaded with toppings for just $4.50! For more information, call (315) 483-4936 or visit www.sodusbaylighthouse.org. Made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts, Finger Lakes Community Arts Grants, and Lighthouse Events Sponsors.

Fun Science at the Lighthouse

August 16th, 2016

Students in grades K-5 will learn about Lake Ontario, forged maps, the Erie Canal, and other topics during this hands-on science program. 1-3 p.m. FREE, but registration is required. For more information, call (315) 483-4936 or visit www.sodusbaylighthouse.org.

BOGO Happy Hour & FREE Live Music at Ventosa Vineyards

August 17th, 2016

Wednesday's BOGO Happy Hour & FREE Live Music at Ventosa Vineyards. Buy one, get one, glasses of wine, beer & mixers from 5-6pm. FREE live music on our terrace from 6-9pm. Cafe Toscana serving until 9pm. Please visit ventosavineyards.com for weekly artists and more.

Thursday Night Summer Concert Series

August 18th, 2016

Join us on Conesus Lake for a free summer concert every Thursday throughout the summer. Concerts begin at 6:00 pm and goes until 8pm or 9pm. Wine by the glass, wine by the bottle, wine slushies, and food available for purchase. Don't forget to bring a chair!

Food & Wine Experience at Fox Run

August 19th, 2016

Enjoy a unique experience in Finger Lakes Wine Country Guests will be welcomed by a dedicated staff member for a personalized experience around the Fox Run Vineyards estate. Begin with a 45 minute walking tour of the vineyards and winery followed by a light lunch served in the historic barrel room featuring a selection of local products. Lunch is accompanied by a flight of six Fox Run wines including a dessert wine served with something sweet. Each guest will receive a souvenir Fox Run logo glass.

Offered to the public on Fridays at 11:30 am, June - October. A full list of available dates and more information can be found online at www.foxrunvineyards.com Reservations can be made at least 24 hours in advance online or by calling 315-536-4616. The cost is $45 per person plus tax. Kids 15 and under are $35. (Served a soda or grape juice instead of wine) Cancellations required 24 hours in advance; cancellations within 24 hours of event will be charged a 50% deposit, and no call/ no show reservations will be charged the full amount.

Sci-Fi Summer: Cosmic Creations at The Strong

August 20th, 2016

Saturday, August 20, 11 a.m.–4 p.m. Sunday, August 21, 1–4 p.m. See out-of-this-world creations by local artists, such as Gil Merritt’s pipe cleaner characters and Dave Pollot’s creature paintings. Visit the craft station and use circuit boards and metallic crayons to design an imaginary device to take home. Included with general museum admission fees.

Wines of Canandaigua Lake

August 20th, 2016

In this class we will be drinking local! VERY LOCAL. We will review wines that have come from Canandaigua Lake - right in the Center's backyard! This class will follow around Canandaigua Lake, tasting wines "at each stop." Includes tasting of wines from Canandaigua Lake along with a small plate of local cheeses. Discover the history of the "Chosen Spot."

Genesee Country Village & Museum Old-Time Fiddlers’ Fair

August 20th, 2016

If you love fiddle music, then prepare to immerse yourself in a day of traditional music rooted in New York State’s rich heritage. Hundreds of musicians! Non-stop entertainment! Bring your fiddle for free admission and the opportunity to play on one of four stages; or jam under a tree in the historic village. Free workshops open to all musicians.

I Love the 90s- Salt-N-Pepa, Vanilla Ice, Kid&Play, Coolio, Tone Loc, and Young MC

August 21st, 2016

Sunday, August 21st, CrossRhodes Entertainment, Elite Entertainment and Parachute Concerts announce the “I Love The 90’s Tour,” coming to The Budweiser Summer Stage at Tag’s in Big Flats, NY on Sunday, August 21, 2016 at 6:30 pm (gates open at 5:00 pm). It’s the ultimate throwback concert tour, starring Salt N Pepa with DJ Spinderella, Vanilla Ice, Coolio, Kid N Play, Rapper Tone Loc, & Young MC! Tickets are $44.50 for General Admission, $59.50 Reserved Seating, and $89.50 for the Gold Circle. Tickets go on-sale Friday, May 13th at 10:00am. Tickets are available at Tag’s, charge by phone 800-650-TAGS, on-line www.tagstickets.com.

Genesee Country Village & Museum Old-Time Fiddlers’ Fair

August 21st, 2016

If you love fiddle music, then prepare to immerse yourself in a day of traditional music rooted in New York State’s rich heritage. Hundreds of musicians! Non-stop entertainment! Bring your fiddle for free admission and the opportunity to play on one of four stages; or jam under a tree in the historic village. Free workshops open to all musicians.

BOGO Happy Hour & FREE Live Music at Ventosa Vineyards

August 21st, 2016

Wednesday's BOGO Happy Hour & FREE Live Music at Ventosa Vineyards. Buy one, get one, glasses of wine, beer & mixers from 5-6pm. FREE live music on our terrace from 6-9pm. Cafe Toscana serving until 9pm. Please visit ventosavineyards.com for weekly artists and more.

Jazz Greats at Glenora Wine Cellars

August 21st, 2016

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: Four80East with special guests Jackiem Joyner and Matt Marshak Four80East has been a mainstay on contemporary jazz radio and the touring circuits, continually putting their twist on contemporary jazz’s sound and style.

For them music is all about being fresh and exciting and most importantly the groove. Joining them on the vineyard stage will be soul saxman Jackiem Joyner and guitarist Matt Marshak.

SUNDAY, August 21, 2016 - 2pm $30.00 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 16th at www.glenora.com, by calling 800.243.5513, or at Wegmans http://www.glenora.com/Jazz

Summer Concert Series at the Lighthouse—The Flyin’ Column

August 21st, 2016

Syracuse’s favorite Celtic band plays all your favorite Irish and Scottish music, including waltzes, sing-alongs, and ballads. 2-4 p.m. FREE. Outdoors on the Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum lawn. Bring your own chair. Free shuttle bus from Newark, Lyons, Sodus, and Sodus Point. Refreshments are available at the Lighthouse Concession Stand. For more information, call (315) 483-4936 or visit www.sodusbaylighthouse.org. Made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts, Finger Lakes Community Arts Grants, and Lighthouse Events Sponsors.

Rose Hill Concert Series

August 21st, 2016

The Golden Eagle String Band ends the series on Sunday, August 21 with a concert of folk and traditional American favorites. The concerts are free and open to the public .

Grapes, Griddles and Vittles at Fox Run

August 24th, 2016

We’ve turned the grapes into wine and steel into a flat top griddle. Chef Brud Holland will provide vittles, which will be an elevated version of the classic grilled cheese. Finger Lakes cheese melted in between two slices of locally made bread, each event will feature a different combination of the two. Taking place on our back patio overlooking the vineyard, the vittles include a side salad for $10. Wine will be for sale by the glass. The event takes place from 5-7 pm on select Wednesdays in July and August. No reservations are required. More information can be found online.

TREASURE ISLAND, A New Musical

August 24th, 2016 - September 10th, 2016

Playing August 24 – September 10, 2016 at the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse in Auburn, N.Y.; performance times vary. A modern, compelling look at the classic adventure… In 2008, Wall Street told a story of greed, corruption and betrayal. In 1883, Robert Louis Stevenson told the same story. This is a new take on the classic tale – a high-stakes adventure for adults and children alike. TREASURE ISLAND re-examines the essence of heroism, the journey to maturity and the strength of the human spirit in the face of extreme conditions. Rated PG. Tickets may be purchased at the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse box office. Tickets can also be purchased by phone at 1-800-457-8897, or online at FingerLakesMTF.com/tickets.

Thursday Night Summer Concert Series

August 25th, 2016

Join us on Conesus Lake for a free summer concert every Thursday throughout the summer. Concerts begin at 6:00 pm and go until 8pm or 9pm. Wine by the glass, wine by the bottle, wine slushies, and food available for purchase. Don't forget to bring a chair!

Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde

August 25th, 2016 - September 4th, 2016

8:00 pm at Bristol Valley Theater. Adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher from the novella by Robert Louis Stevenson. In this chilling new version of the classic tale of good and evil, six actors create a London held in the grip of the barbaric but charismatic Mr. Hyde. Ticket Price: General - $33; Senior (60+) - $31; College - $17; Children 18 & younger - $12

Food & Wine Experience at Fox Run

August 26th, 2016

Enjoy a unique experience in Finger Lakes Wine Country Guests will be welcomed by a dedicated staff member for a personalized experience around the Fox Run Vineyards estate. Begin with a 45 minute walking tour of the vineyards and winery followed by a light lunch served in the historic barrel room featuring a selection of local products. Lunch is accompanied by a flight of six Fox Run wines including a dessert wine served with something sweet. Each guest will receive a souvenir Fox Run logo glass.

Offered to the public on Fridays at 11:30 am, June - October. A full list of available dates and more information can be found online at www.foxrunvineyards.com Reservations can be made at least 24 hours in advance online or by calling 315-536-4616. The cost is $45 per person plus tax. Kids 15 and under are $35. (Served a soda or grape juice instead of wine) Cancellations required 24 hours in advance; cancellations within 24 hours of event will be charged a 50% deposit, and no call/ no show reservations will be charged the full amount.

Workshop with Horses ~ Women Empowerment Weekend Getaway

August 26th, 2016

Mountain Horse Farm B&B and Wellness Retreat August 26-29, 2016 This fun weekend getaway gives you the unique experience of learning by doing in the company of horses. The weekend will include several wellness sessions with and without horses as well as a wine tasting & painting event. The focus will be on learning to put yourself first, setting boundaries, becoming more powerful and self directed, finding inner peace and searching for a greater sense of purpose & passion.

Historic Ghost Walk around the Village

August 27th, 2016

Take a stroll through the Village to the Palmyra Historical Museum and Phelps General Store from 9pm to 11pm. Watch for the spirits of the museums. Cost is $10/person. Tour begins at the Palmyra Historical Museum, 132 Market Street, Palmyra. Groups Welcome. 

(315) 597-6981. 

Sci-Fi Summer: Space Cadets at The Strong

August 27th, 2016

Saturday, August 27, 11 a.m.–4 p.m. Sunday, August 28, 1–4 p.m. Journey to outer space at astronaut training camp. Strap on a pretend jetpack and blast through a variety of physical challenges, including leaping over space rocks. View a glowing cosmos and a variety of light-up toys in the ultraviolet room. Greet a traveling astronaut that space walks through the museum. Included with general museum admission fees.

Summer Concert Series at the Lighthouse—Matt Chase and Thunder Canyon

August 28th, 2016

Syracuse’s premier authentic modern and traditional country music band--a polished performance sure to become a crowd favorite! 2-4 p.m. FREE. Outdoors on the Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum lawn. Bring your own chair. Free shuttle bus from Newark, Lyons, Sodus, and Sodus Point. Refreshments are available at the Lighthouse Concession Stand. For more information, call (315) 483-4936 or visit www.sodusbaylighthouse.org. Made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts, Finger Lakes Community Arts Grants, and Lighthouse Events Sponsors.

Painting & Wine

August 29th, 2016

Canandaigua is located in the beautiful location of the Finger Lakes. Why not create a painting to be reminded you of a special visit while reuniting with an old friend, or taking a little time to laugh and rejuvenate! Join your friends, or come and make new friends, as you paint a reminder of your time here, and maybe grab a glass of NYS wine from our tasting room! You will paint along with the instructor and their guidance to create a painting that is uniquely yours. A sample painting will be will be available to work from as you add your own interpretation! Roll up your sleeves and get creative! Time: 1-3:30pm Location: NYWCC Garden Tent Cost: $45

BOGO Happy Hour & FREE Live Music at Ventosa Vineyards

August 31st, 2016

Wednesday's BOGO Happy Hour & FREE Live Music at Ventosa Vineyards. Buy one, get one, glasses of wine, beer & mixers from 5-6pm. FREE live music on our terrace from 6-9pm. Cafe Toscana serving until 9pm. Please visit ventosavineyards.com for weekly artists and more.

“History Alive!” Presentation: “The Influenza Epidemic of 1918” by Walter Gable

August 31st, 2016

Part of the Sodus Bay Historical Society's "History Alive!" lecture series. Walter Gable will give an audio-visual presentation on the influenza epidemic of 1918 and discuss how the United States' role in World War I affected the public view of this devastating epidemic both locally and throughout the nation. 6:30 p.m. FREE. For more information, call (315) 483-4936 or visit www.sodusbaylighthouse.org.

September

Thursday Night Summer Concert Series

September 1st, 2016

Join us on Conesus Lake for a free summer concert every Thursday throughout the summer. Concerts begin at 6:00 pm and go until 8pm or 9pm. Wine by the glass, wine by the bottle, wine slushies, and food available for purchase. Don't forget to bring a chair!

INDYCAR Grand Prix at The Glen

September 1st, 2016 - September 4th, 2016

Don't miss the return of the Verizon IndyCar Series to Watkins Glen International, September 1-4! Be here as three-time WGI winner Scott Dixon looks to top Helio Castroneves, Juan Pablo Montoya, and the rest of a talented field for a return trip to Gatorade Victory Lane.

Food & Wine Experience at Fox Run

September 2nd, 2016

Enjoy a unique experience in Finger Lakes Wine Country Guests will be welcomed by a dedicated staff member for a personalized experience around the Fox Run Vineyards estate. Begin with a 45 minute walking tour of the vineyards and winery followed by a light lunch served in the historic barrel room featuring a selection of local products. Lunch is accompanied by a flight of six Fox Run wines including a dessert wine served with something sweet. Each guest will receive a souvenir Fox Run logo glass.

Offered to the public on Fridays at 11:30 am, June - October. A full list of available dates and more information can be found online at www.foxrunvineyards.com Reservations can be made at least 24 hours in advance online or by calling 315-536-4616. The cost is $45 per person plus tax. Kids 15 and under are $35. (Served a soda or grape juice instead of wine) Cancellations required 24 hours in advance; cancellations within 24 hours of event will be charged a 50% deposit, and no call/ no show reservations will be charged the full amount.

Chris Young and Justin Moore

September 3rd, 2016

Saturday, September 3rd Gates open @ 5:30 PM l Show starts @ 7:30 PM $39.50 GA l $54.50 Reserved l $99.50 Gold Circle With five albums to his credit, Chris Young has amassed eight No. 1 singles, 14 Gold/Platinum certifications and performed for audiences ranging from “Good Morning America” and “Jimmy Kimmel Live” to shows in Australia and Japan. The RCA Records artist is a dynamic live performer who plays sold-out shows packed with hits, including chart toppers “Gettin’ You Home,” “Voices,” “Tomorrow,” and “I’m Comin’ Over.” “Think Of You,” a duet with Cassadee Pope, is Young’s latest No. 1 and fastest rising single of his career. He’s an international ambassador for the genre, a talented songwriter, and a southern gentleman who is frequently declared one of Country Music’s sexiest men by People and Nash Country Weekly magazines. Young is just as well known for his classic baritone as he is for melt-your-heart ballads and is winning audiences across the globe.

Released in November of 2015 and debuting at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart, Young’s first co-produced album, I’m Comin’ Over, also features the three-week No. 1 smash title track. This fall he’ll embark on the second leg of his headlining “I’m Comin’ Over Tour,” with 25 shows from coast-to-coast. Special guests include Pope, Dan + Shay, and Dustin Lynch. For information, visit chrisyoungcountry.com and follow @ChrisYoungMusic on Twitter and Instagram. Arkansas native and 2014 ACM New Artist of the Year Justin Moore recently released his newest single, “You Look Like I Need a Drink” which is Top 20 and climbing on the Country radio charts.

This follows his second consecutive #1 album release with OFF THE BEATEN PATH. The project produced Justin’s fourth and fifth GOLD-certified #1 hits, “Point At You” and “Lettin’ The Night Roll.” Combined with two previous GOLD–certified albums, he’s sold over 7 million digital downloads. The Valory Music Co. recording artist has been featured on The Voice, Fox and Friends, Nashville, NFL Rewind, The Washington Post, People Country, USA Today and more. He has earned multiple ACM, ACA and ACC Awards nominations.

In 2015, Justin was direct support on Brad Paisley’s CRUSHIN’ IT WORLD TOUR. Justin will hit the road this summer for Brantley Gilbert’s TAKE IT OUTSIDE TOUR. His new album is scheduled to be released later this year.

Tag's Summer Stage Presents Weird Al Sept 4th 2016

September 4th, 2016

CrossRhodes Entertainment and Magic City Productions are proud to make the first major concert announcement for the 2016 Concert Series on the Budweiser Summer Stage at Tag’s. Sunday, September 4th - Weird Al Yankovic brings his zany production to the Stage for one amazing show. Tickets for the Weird Al Yankovic show are $29.50 General Admission, $45.00 Reserved Seating and $75.00 Gold Circle (plus a $4 facility fee). Tickets are available at Tag’s, charge by phone 800-650-TAGS, on-line www.TagsTickets.com. Gates open at 6:30pm, show starts at 8:00pm.

Weird Al

September 4th, 2016

CrossRhodes Entertainment and Magic City Productions are proud to make the first major concert announcement for the 2016 Concert Series on the Budweiser Summer Stage at Tag’s. Sunday, September 4th - Weird Al Yankovic brings his zany production to the Stage for one amazing show.

Tickets for the Weird Al Yankovic show are $29.50 General Admission, $45.00 Reserved Seating, $75.00 Gold Circle (plus a $4 facility fee), or....

The Mandatory Czar VIP Experience $240.20 (plus fees) per ticket package •One (1) Premium Reserved ticket in the first ten (10) rows •After-show Meet & Greet with Weird Al • Invitation to pre-show party in the Mandatory Lounge with our Minister of Propaganda/DJ. Meet fellow comrades. Enlist in entertaining games and contests. Consume snack provisions. Engage in large quantities of Mandatory Fun • Exclusive "Weird Al" CZAR Merchandise Gift •Personally signed Limited-Edition Mandatory World Tour Flag •Special Collector’s Edition of MAD Magazine featuring Al as Guest Editor •Souvenir Tour Laminate and Lanyard • Crowd-free merchandise shopping •On-site concert host The Mandatory VIP Experience $124.10 (plus fees) per ticket package • One (1) premium reserved ticket in the first twenty (20) rows • Invitation to pre-show party in the Mandatory Lounge with our Minister of Propaganda/DJ. Meet fellow comrades. Enlist in entertaining games and contests. Consume snack provisions. Engage in large quantities of Mandatory Fun •Limited-Edition Mandatory World Tour Flag •Special Collector’s Edition of MAD Magazine featuring Al as Guest Editor •Souvenir Tour Laminate and Lanyard • Crowd-free merchandise shopping

On-site concert host Tickets are available at Tag’s, charge by phone 800-650-TAGS, on-line www.TagsTickets.com. Gates open at 6:30pm, show starts at 8:00pm. Weird Al, along with his band of over three decades, has performed thousands of live rock and comedy multimedia shows throughout the world, and will be back on the road in 2016 for The Mandatory Tour. A CrossRhodes Entertainment - Magic City Production To arrange for biographies, phone-ins, photos, TV, live interviews or anything that includes the artist, contact Pat Bauer – pat@tagstickets.com

Summer Concert Series at the Lighthouse—Starlight Orchestra

September 4th, 2016

All your Big Band favorites (Miller, Dorsey, Goodman, Barnett, Ellington) with great vocal and instrumental soloists. One of the premier big bands in Western New York! 2-4 p.m. FREE. Outdoors on the Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum lawn. Bring your own chair. Free shuttle bus from Newark, Lyons, Sodus, and Sodus Point. Refreshments are available at the Lighthouse Concession Stand. For more information, call (315) 483-4936 or visit www.sodusbaylighthouse.org. Made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts, Finger Lakes Community Arts Grants, and Lighthouse Events Sponsors.

Labor Day at the Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum

September 5th, 2016

Celebrate Labor Day at the Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum! Mention “Rosie the Riveter” and receive a free postcard with admission. Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission: $5/Adult; $2.50/Students (K-12); FREE for Preschool Children & SBHS Members. For more information, call (315) 483-4936 or visit www.sodusbaylighthouse.org.

BOGO Happy Hour & FREE Live Music at Ventosa Vineyards

September 7th, 2016

Wednesday's BOGO Happy Hour & FREE Live Music at Ventosa Vineyards. Buy one, get one, glasses of wine, beer & mixers from 5-6pm. FREE live music on our terrace from 6-9pm. Cafe Toscana serving until 9pm. Please visit ventosavineyards.com for weekly artists and more.

US Vintage Grand Prix Presented by Jaguar

September 9th, 2016 - September 11th, 2016

Don’t miss the U.S. Vintage Grand Prix presented by Jaguar, one of the largest vintage racing events in the nation, featuring historic SVRA (Sportscar Vintage Racing Association) race cars from nearly every era, as Watkins Glen International celebrates its legendary history.

U.S. Vintage Grand Prix

September 9th, 2016 - September 11th, 2016

Don’t miss the U.S. Vintage Grand Prix, one of the largest vintage racing events in the nation, featuring historic SVRA (Sportscar Vintage Racing Association) race cars from nearly every era, as Watkins Glen International celebrates its legendary history.

Food & Wine Experience at Fox Run

September 9th, 2016

Enjoy a unique experience in Finger Lakes Wine Country Guests will be welcomed by a dedicated staff member for a personalized experience around the Fox Run Vineyards estate. Begin with a 45 minute walking tour of the vineyards and winery followed by a light lunch served in the historic barrel room featuring a selection of local products. Lunch is accompanied by a flight of six Fox Run wines including a dessert wine served with something sweet. Each guest will receive a souvenir Fox Run logo glass.

Offered to the public on Fridays at 11:30 am, June - October. A full list of available dates and more information can be found online at www.foxrunvineyards.com Reservations can be made at least 24 hours in advance online or by calling 315-536-4616. The cost is $45 per person plus tax. Kids 15 and under are $35. (Served a soda or grape juice instead of wine) Cancellations required 24 hours in advance; cancellations within 24 hours of event will be charged a 50% deposit, and no call/ no show reservations will be charged the full amount.

Glorious Grape Day

September 10th, 2016

Grapes, grapes and more grapes. Enjoy wine tastings and complimentary grape treats such as grape pies, frozen grape pops, grape cookies, grape cheesecake, and more. Admission: Free. $4.00 for wine tasting.

Some Like It Hot at Hosmer Winery

September 10th, 2016

Join us for our annual Some Like It Hot event at the winery, Saturday, September 10th from 1PM - 6PM; FREE ADMISSION • Live music from the Jess Novak Band • Local cuisine from Paulie's Global Kitchen • Wine by the glass or bottle. • Local artisans will be showcasing their hand-crafted specialties. • The event is outside overlooking our vineyards and starts at noon. Admission is free. Bring along your lawn chair and plan to spend the afternoon! Phone: 607-869-3393 Website: www.hosmerwinery.com E-Mail: info@hosmerwinery.com

Varick Winery's Glorious Grape Day

September 10th, 2016

Grapes, grapes and more grapes.  Enjoy wine tasting and complimentary grape treats such as grape pies, frozen grape pops, grape cookies, grape cheesecake, and more. Admission: Free. $4.00 to taste six wines. Phone: 315-549-8797 9:30am-6:00pm

BOGO Happy Hour & FREE Live Music at Ventosa Vineyards

September 14th, 2016

Wednesday's BOGO Happy Hour & FREE Live Music at Ventosa Vineyards. Buy one, get one, glasses of wine, beer & mixers from 5-6pm. FREE live music on our terrace from 6-9pm. Cafe Toscana serving until 9pm. Please visit ventosavineyards.com for weekly artists and more.

BOGO Happy Hour & FREE Live Music at Ventosa Vineyards

September 14th, 2016

Wednesday's BOGO Happy Hour & FREE Live Music at Ventosa Vineyards. Buy one, get one, glasses of wine, beer & mixers from 5-6pm. FREE live music on our terrace from 6-9pm. Cafe Toscana serving until 9pm. Please visit ventosavineyards.com for weekly artists and more.

Buffalo Day Trip

September 14th, 2016

This September, the Geneva Historical Society is sponsoring a day trip to Buffalo. The group will begin the day at the Buffalo History Museum. Current exhibits at the museum include Spirit of the City: Imagining the Pan-American Exposition, Buffalo, My City, and Inside Tim Russert’s Office: If It’s Sunday, It’s Meet the Press. A buffet lunch will be served at the Hamlin House, a restored 1865 mansion. The day will end at the Forest Lawn Cemetery where a costumed guide will step on the bus to lead a tour of the cemetery.

Among Forest Lawn’s noted interments are President Millard Fillmore, Shirley Chisholm and Red Jacket. The trip costs $129 per person. A $60 deposit is required with booking. Final payment is due by July 29. The trip includes motor coach transportation, tour manager, lunch, all admissions, and driver gratuity. The bus will leave from Geneva's Staples Plaza on Wednesday, September 14 at 8:30 a.m. and will return to Geneva around 6:30 p.m. A minimum number of participants are required for the trip to run. Seating is limited so reserve your spot soon. For more information or reservations contact Kerry Lippincott at 789-5151 or director@genevahistoricalsociety.com.

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET

September 15th, 2016 - October 1st, 2016

Playing September 15 – October 1, 2016 at the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse in Auburn, N.Y.; performance times vary. A famous jam session you’ll never forget! On December 4, 1956. A recording session that will go down in history as the one and only time that four legends came together to make music. This is the story of that fateful session between Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley and Jerry Lee Lewis. This rock ‘n roll megahit is electrifying! Rated PG. Tickets may be purchased at the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse box office. Tickets can also be purchased by phone at 1-800-457-8897, or online at FingerLakesMTF.com/tickets.

Harvest Music Festival

September 16th, 2016

Join us for this year's celebrated Harvest Music Festival! The two-day event begins Friday, September 16, with the wildly popular Finger Lakes wine and craft beer tasting and a concert in Centerway Square. The festivities continue throughout Saturday, September 17, with the Corning Farmers Market, local food and craft vendors, children's activities, tractor display, shopping and dining incentives and a concert in Centerway Square! Guests will enjoy free musical performances by many local and regional talents throughout Corning's historic downtown during the duration of the two-day event at many different locations.

Food & Wine Experience at Fox Run

September 16th, 2016

Enjoy a unique experience in Finger Lakes Wine Country Guests will be welcomed by a dedicated staff member for a personalized experience around the Fox Run Vineyards estate. Begin with a 45 minute walking tour of the vineyards and winery followed by a light lunch served in the historic barrel room featuring a selection of local products. Lunch is accompanied by a flight of six Fox Run wines including a dessert wine served with something sweet. Each guest will receive a souvenir Fox Run logo glass.

Offered to the public on Fridays at 11:30 am, June - October. A full list of available dates and more information can be found online at www.foxrunvineyards.com Reservations can be made at least 24 hours in advance online or by calling 315-536-4616. The cost is $45 per person plus tax. Kids 15 and under are $35. (Served a soda or grape juice instead of wine) Cancellations required 24 hours in advance; cancellations within 24 hours of event will be charged a 50% deposit, and no call/ no show reservations will be charged the full amount.

Make America Rock Again- Saliva, Trapt, Saving Abel, Crazy Town, Alien Ant Farm, Tantric

September 16th, 2016

Friday, September 16, The Make America Rock Again Tour hits the Budweiser Summer Stage at Tags in Big Flats, NY. The Tour features Our Generation’s Hard Rock Chart-Toppers: Trapt OFFICIAL, Saliva, Saving Abel, Alien Ant Farm, Crazy Town, 12 Stones and Tantric! Gates open at 5:30 PM and show starts at 6:30 PM. Tickets go on-sale Friday, May 27th at 10:00am.

Tickets are available at Tag’s, charge by phone 800-650-TAGS, on-line www.tagstickets.com. Tickets are $24.50 for General Admission. VIP Post Show BBQ and Meet & Greet packages will be available for an additional $50.00. The VIP Post Show BBQ includes a BBQ Buffet, 1 free drink, Meet & Greet with various Make America Rock band members. Introducing the inaugural MAKE AMERICA ROCK AGAIN tour – feeding your need for headbanging American hard rock, coming to a stage in your city this summer! Experience all of your favorite chart-topping bands in your backyard each night: Trapt, Saliva, Saving Abel, Alien Ant Farm, Crazytown, 12 Stones and Tantric.

The MAKE AMERICA ROCK AGAIN tour won’t just include music – the show will be flanked by fun activities for all, including a Red, White & Blue bikini contest! In addition, pre and post-show VIP meet & greets and onsite BBQ’s at select venues will allow fans to meet and hang out with MAKE AMERICA ROCK AGAIN artists one-on-one. A CrossRhodes Entertainment Production To arrange for biographies, phone-ins, photos, TV, live interviews or anything that includes the artist, contact Pat Bauer – pat@tagstickets.com

Workshop with Horses ~ Healing Weekend Getaway

September 16th, 2016

Mountain Horse Farm B&B and Wellness Retreat September 16-19, 2016 This wonderful weekend getaway gives you the unique experience of learning by doing in the company of horses. The weekend will include several wellness sessions with and without horses as well as a wine tasting & painting event. The focus will be on healing, stress management, finding a deeper connection to self, others and nature while searching for a greater sense of purpose and passion. Make it even more relaxing with a massage in our stylish massage room.

The Springwater Music Fair and American Crafts Show - 2 days

September 17th, 2016

This year, unlike in past years, the Fair will be held for two days 9/17& 9/18, with a full spectrum of music including the traditional fiddling music you’ve been coming to hear, mixed in with Folk Americana, Bluegrass, Zydeco, R&B, Cajun and more. Longer performances on two stages. Artisans from across our New York State will also be offering hand-crafted items. Main stage bands: Bobby Henrie & the Goners, Brothers Blue, Howie Lester, Li'l Anne & the Hot Cayenne, The Buddhahood, the Crawdiddies, The Dady Brothers and Watkins & the Rapiers. Admission is $10 per day and children under 10 are free.

Historic Palmyra Murder Tour

September 17th, 2016

This walking tour gives you chills and thrills in the darkened streets of Palmyra. From Market St.. to E. Main St we will discuss the darker side of Palmyra's history. 8pm to 10:30pm. $15 per person with refreshments at the end.

Call for more information: (315) 597-6981 

The Best of Seneca West Wine Tour

September 17th, 2016

The western shores of Seneca Lake are home to some of the most well-respected wine-makers in the Finger Lakes. On this tour, you will learn their stories and taste the outcome of their commitment and passion to their craft. Our first stop is Kemmeter Winery, the boutique winery of Johannes Rienhardt. Johannes comes from a wine-making family in Germany that has been making wines since the mid 15th century. He left Germany, and moved to the Finger Lakes to express his own vision of fine wine making.

Enjoy an intimate experience with Johannes as he shares with you the progress of his young vineyard, followed by a wine-tasting designed to share with you the personality of the fruit in its purest form. Next, get ready to never think about wieners and burgers the same way again. The FLX Wienery is the special eatery project of couple Christopher Bates and Isabel Bogadtke. Christopher is a Master Sommelier and Isabel was named by Mobil Travel Guide as offering the Best Service in the World. Today, their collaborative energies go into creating Wienery and Burger “Art” bringing together flavors and textures from locally-sourced ingredients that unveil their creations.

From their house-made sausages and freshly ground burgers to their hand-cut fries and chips, get ready for what has been called “arguably the best hot dog stand in the world.” Lunch is paired with selected craft beers from around the globe. After lunch, we make our way up the road to Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyards, where we will enjoy a private tasting in the winery. Wiemer is considered one of the top Riesling producers in the United States, and was recognized by Wine & Spirits Magazine as one of the top 100 American wineries for 2014.

We will explore exquisite white varietals followed by examples of vineyard variations in their Cabernet Franc. Our final stop of the day is Red Tail Ridge Winery. Red Tail Ridge is recognized by the New York Times, Wine Spectator and Wine Enthusiast as one of the best producers in the region. Winemaker Nancy Irelan has made a name in the region for exploring grape varieties not seen anywhere else in the region, like the German Dornfelder and the Italian Teroldego in addition to more classic Finger Lakes varietals. Enjoy a private tasting featuring their array of unique wines as the perfect ending to a great day.

Price: $145.00 per person. This price includes the transportation, tasting fees, added services, lunch, and special food pairings. This price is associated with a 5 person total guest count. Alternate pricing and touring options are available for tours that do not meet this minimum.

Departure Locations: This tour runs from 9:30 am-5 pm, depending on pick up location Ithaca pick up available upon request – please call Experience! The Finger Lakes at 607-233-4818 Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel, 16 N Franklin St, Watkins Glen, NY 14891 Geneva on the Lake, 1001 Lochland Rd (Rte 14), Geneva NY 14456 Belhurst Castle, 4069 Westlake Rd., Geneva NY 14456

BOGO Happy Hour & FREE Live Music at Ventosa Vineyards

September 21st, 2016

Wednesday's BOGO Happy Hour & FREE Live Music at Ventosa Vineyards. Buy one, get one, glasses of wine, beer & mixers from 5-6pm. FREE live music on our terrace from 6-9pm. Cafe Toscana serving until 9pm. Please visit ventosavineyards.com for weekly artists and more.

BOGO Happy Hour & FREE Live Music at Ventosa Vineyards

September 21st, 2016

Wednesday's BOGO Happy Hour & FREE Live Music at Ventosa Vineyards. Buy one, get one, glasses of wine, beer & mixers from 5-6pm. FREE live music on our terrace from 6-9pm. Cafe Toscana serving until 9pm. Please visit ventosavineyards.com for weekly artists and more.

Food & Wine Experience at Fox Run

September 23rd, 2016

Enjoy a unique experience in Finger Lakes Wine Country Guests will be welcomed by a dedicated staff member for a personalized experience around the Fox Run Vineyards estate. Begin with a 45 minute walking tour of the vineyards and winery followed by a light lunch served in the historic barrel room featuring a selection of local products. Lunch is accompanied by a flight of six Fox Run wines including a dessert wine served with something sweet. Each guest will receive a souvenir Fox Run logo glass.

Offered to the public on Fridays at 11:30 am, June - October. A full list of available dates and more information can be found online at www.foxrunvineyards.com Reservations can be made at least 24 hours in advance online or by calling 315-536-4616. The cost is $45 per person plus tax. Kids 15 and under are $35. (Served a soda or grape juice instead of wine) Cancellations required 24 hours in advance; cancellations within 24 hours of event will be charged a 50% deposit, and no call/ no show reservations will be charged the full amount.

BOGO Happy Hour & FREE Live Music at Ventosa Vineyards

September 28th, 2016

Wednesday's BOGO Happy Hour & FREE Live Music at Ventosa Vineyards. Buy one, get one, glasses of wine, beer & mixers from 5-6pm. FREE live music on our terrace from 6-9pm. Cafe Toscana serving until 9pm. Please visit ventosavineyards.com for weekly artists and more.

“History Alive!” Presentation: “A Recent Environmental History of Lake Ontario” by Susan Peterson Gateley.

September 28th, 2016

Part of the Sodus Bay Historical Society's "History Alive!" lecture series. Local author Susan Peterson Gateley will discuss her new book, "Saving The Beautiful Lake: A Quest For Hope," an environmental case study of Lake Ontario, the most stressed great lake- how it got that way, what is being done now and what more must be done to restore it. 6:30 p.m. FREE. For more information, call (315) 483-4936 or visit www.sodusbaylighthouse.org.

Food & Wine Lovers Weekend Getaway

September 29th, 2016

Mountain Horse Farm B&B and Wellness Retreat September 29-October 2, 2016 A weekend getaway filled with two 8-hour wine & beer tours, delicious food and a painting event. Read all details on our website.

Tasting Blocks Dinner at Fox Run

September 30th, 2016

Come experience a unique and informative dinner format that takes each guest through the “how-to” elements and the fundamental building blocks of food and wine pairings. At Fox Run we call it “The Tasting Blocks” — 6 recipes, 6 wines and an evening of discussion around the understanding the elements of creating a an exceptional food and wine pairing.

Hosted by winemaker Peter Bell and Chef Brud Holland, Tasting Blocks features two of the Finger Lakes most experienced craftsmen in wine and food in an atmosphere of sharing and collaboration. Due to the nature of this event, the menu cannot be altered for dietary restrictions. We will be hosting one Tasting Blocks Dinner in 2016 on Friday, September 30 at 6:30 pm.

More information can be found online. Reservations must be made by the Tuesday before the desired Friday event online or by calling 315-536-4616. We do require a minimum of 10 seats reserved in order to host the dinner. There is a maximum of 30 seats available. The cost is $60 per person (+tax). Cancellations required 24 hours in advance; cancellations within 24 hours of event will be charged a 50% deposit, and no call/ no show reservations will be charged the full amount.

Food & Wine Experience at Fox Run

September 30th, 2016

Enjoy a unique experience in Finger Lakes Wine Country Guests will be welcomed by a dedicated staff member for a personalized experience around the Fox Run Vineyards estate. Begin with a 45 minute walking tour of the vineyards and winery followed by a light lunch served in the historic barrel room featuring a selection of local products. Lunch is accompanied by a flight of six Fox Run wines including a dessert wine served with something sweet. Each guest will receive a souvenir Fox Run logo glass.

Offered to the public on Fridays at 11:30 am, June - October. A full list of available dates and more information can be found online at www.foxrunvineyards.com Reservations can be made at least 24 hours in advance online or by calling 315-536-4616. The cost is $45 per person plus tax. Kids 15 and under are $35. (Served a soda or grape juice instead of wine) Cancellations required 24 hours in advance; cancellations within 24 hours of event will be charged a 50% deposit, and no call/ no show reservations will be charged the full amount.

October

The Great Cortland Pumpkinfest

October 1st, 2016

Sat. and Sun. Courthouse Park in Cortland is full of pumpkins, crafts, food and entertainment.

Pumpkin Chunkin’

October 1st, 2016

Every Saturday and Sunday in October! Release your tensions by hurling pumpkins. Admission: Free. Cost per pumpkin to be determined. $4.00 for wine tasting. Phone: 315.549.8797

Varick Winery's Pumpkin Chunkin’

October 1st, 2016 - October 2nd, 2016

Release your tensions by hurling pumpkins. Admission: Free. Cost per pumpkin to be determined. $4.00 to taste six wines Phone: 315-549-8797 9:30am-6:00pm.

TENDERLY: The Rosemary Clooney Musical

October 5th, 2016 - October 19th, 2016

Playing October 5 - October 19, 2016 at the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse in Auburn, N.Y.; performance times vary. Scenes from Rosemary’s life, from childhood to adult. Celebrate the life and musical stylings of one of our country’s finest performers. She was a musical legend. And she had a voice like no other. We are one of the first theatres in the US to present this new musical. Revel in the ups, the downs and that mesmerizing voice as we bring to life the colorful world of Rosemary Clooney. With countless hits and chart-toppers, Rosemary is an American legend and icon. Rated PG. Tickets may be purchased at the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse box office. Tickets can also be purchased by phone at 1-800-457-8897, or online at FingerLakesMTF.com/tickets.

TENDERLY: The Rosemary Clooney Musical

October 5th, 2016

October 5 - October 19, 2016 Scenes from Rosemary’s life, from childhood to adult. Celebrate the life and musical stylings of one of our country’s finest performers. She was a musical legend. And she had a voice like no other. We are one of the first theatres in the US to present this new musical. Revel in the ups, the downs and that mesmerizing voice as we bring to life the colorful world of Rosemary Clooney. With countless hits and chart-toppers, Rosemary is an American legend and icon. Rated PG.

BOGO Happy Hour & FREE Live Music at Ventosa Vineyards

October 5th, 2016

Wednesday's BOGO Happy Hour & FREE Live Music at Ventosa Vineyards. Buy one, get one, glasses of wine, beer & mixers from 5-6pm. FREE live music on our terrace from 6-9pm. Cafe Toscana serving until 9pm. Please visit ventosavineyards.com for weekly artists and more.

Food & Wine Experience at Fox Run

October 7th, 2016

Enjoy a unique experience in Finger Lakes Wine Country Guests will be welcomed by a dedicated staff member for a personalized experience around the Fox Run Vineyards estate. Begin with a 45 minute walking tour of the vineyards and winery followed by a light lunch served in the historic barrel room featuring a selection of local products. Lunch is accompanied by a flight of six Fox Run wines including a dessert wine served with something sweet. Each guest will receive a souvenir Fox Run logo glass.

Offered to the public on Fridays at 11:30 am, June - October. A full list of available dates and more information can be found online at www.foxrunvineyards.com Reservations can be made at least 24 hours in advance online or by calling 315-536-4616. The cost is $45 per person plus tax. Kids 15 and under are $35. (Served a soda or grape juice instead of wine) Cancellations required 24 hours in advance; cancellations within 24 hours of event will be charged a 50% deposit, and no call/ no show reservations will be charged the full amount.

Varick Winery's Pumpkin Chunkin’

October 8th, 2016 - October 9th, 2016

Release your tensions by hurling pumpkins. Admission: Free. Cost per pumpkin to be determined. $4.00 to taste six wines. Phone: 315-549-8797 9:30am-6:00pm

Sibyl's Birthday Party

October 8th, 2016

Sibyl was a spiritualist for more than 50 years. You may see a guest show up from time to time that just doesnt seem real. Cost is $20 for everyone or $10 party only. 6:30pm to 9:30pm. An additional gallery reading will be held at the Alling Coverlet Museum $20 per person from 8pm to 10pm. Phelps General Store, 140 Market Street, Palmyra. (315) 597-6981. 

Columbus Day at the Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum

October 10th, 2016

Celebrate Columbus Day at the Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum! Mention “Nina, Pinta, and Santa Maria” and receive a free postcard with admission. Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission: $5/Adult; $2.50/Students (K-12); FREE for Preschool Children & SBHS Members. For more information, call (315) 483-4936 or visit www.sodusbaylighthouse.org.

BOGO Happy Hour & FREE Live Music at Ventosa Vineyards

October 12th, 2016

Wednesday's BOGO Happy Hour & FREE Live Music at Ventosa Vineyards. Buy one, get one, glasses of wine, beer & mixers from 5-6pm. FREE live music on our terrace from 6-9pm. Cafe Toscana serving until 9pm. Please visit ventosavineyards.com for weekly artists and more.

Food & Wine Experience at Fox Run

October 14th, 2016

Enjoy a unique experience in Finger Lakes Wine Country Guests will be welcomed by a dedicated staff member for a personalized experience around the Fox Run Vineyards estate. Begin with a 45 minute walking tour of the vineyards and winery followed by a light lunch served in the historic barrel room featuring a selection of local products. Lunch is accompanied by a flight of six Fox Run wines including a dessert wine served with something sweet. Each guest will receive a souvenir Fox Run logo glass.

Offered to the public on Fridays at 11:30 am, June - October. A full list of available dates and more information can be found online at www.foxrunvineyards.com Reservations can be made at least 24 hours in advance online or by calling 315-536-4616. The cost is $45 per person plus tax. Kids 15 and under are $35. (Served a soda or grape juice instead of wine) Cancellations required 24 hours in advance; cancellations within 24 hours of event will be charged a 50% deposit, and no call/ no show reservations will be charged the full amount.

Varick Winery's Pumpkin Chunkin’

October 15th, 2016 - October 16th, 2016

Release your tensions by hurling pumpkins. Admission: Free. Cost per pumpkin to be determined. $4.00 to taste six wines. Phone: 315-549-8797 9:30am-6:00pm.

Historic Palmyra's famous Cemetery Walk

October 15th, 2016

Saturday! One night only! October 15th 6pm 7:30pm and 9pm. 1 night only 3 shows $15 per person get 1 full price ticket and a second 1/2 price ticket. Children $8 must be accompanied by an adult. An amazing journey into the land of the dead. You won't want to miss this. Mark your calendars and save the dates. Historic Palmyra (315) 597-6981. 

 

BOGO Happy Hour & FREE Live Music at Ventosa Vineyards

October 19th, 2016

Wednesday's BOGO Happy Hour & FREE Live Music at Ventosa Vineyards. Buy one, get one, glasses of wine, beer & mixers from 5-6pm. FREE live music on our terrace from 6-9pm. Cafe Toscana serving until 9pm. Please visit ventosavineyards.com for weekly artists and more.

Finger Lakes Beer Festival

October 21st, 2016 - October 22nd, 2016

Finger Lakes Beer Trail and Watkins Glen International bring you over 30 New York State craft breweries and distilleries. Enjoy live music, food, beer and friends at this unique event.

Food & Wine Experience at Fox Run

October 21st, 2016

Enjoy a unique experience in Finger Lakes Wine Country Guests will be welcomed by a dedicated staff member for a personalized experience around the Fox Run Vineyards estate. Begin with a 45 minute walking tour of the vineyards and winery followed by a light lunch served in the historic barrel room featuring a selection of local products. Lunch is accompanied by a flight of six Fox Run wines including a dessert wine served with something sweet. Each guest will receive a souvenir Fox Run logo glass.

Offered to the public on Fridays at 11:30 am, June - October. A full list of available dates and more information can be found online at www.foxrunvineyards.com Reservations can be made at least 24 hours in advance online or by calling 315-536-4616. The cost is $45 per person plus tax. Kids 15 and under are $35. (Served a soda or grape juice instead of wine) Cancellations required 24 hours in advance; cancellations within 24 hours of event will be charged a 50% deposit, and no call/ no show reservations will be charged the full amount.

Finger Lakes Beer Festival at Watkins Glen International

October 21st, 2016 - October 22nd, 2016

Finger Lakes Beer Trail and Watkins Glen International bring you over 30 New York State craft breweries and distilleries. Enjoy live music, food, beer and friends at this unique event. Each guest receives a commemorative sampling glass with tasting coupons.

Varick Winery's Pumpkin Chunkin’

October 22nd, 2016 - October 23rd, 2016

Release your tensions by hurling pumpkins. Admission: Free. Cost per pumpkin to be determined. $4.00 to taste six wines. Phone: 315-549-8797 9:30am-6:00pm

The Best of Seneca West Wine Tour

October 22nd, 2016

The western shores of Seneca Lake are home to some of the most well-respected wine-makers in the Finger Lakes. On this tour, you will learn their stories and taste the outcome of their commitment and passion to their craft. Our first stop is Kemmeter Winery, the boutique winery of Johannes Rienhardt. Johannes comes from a wine-making family in Germany that has been making wines since the mid 15th century. He left Germany, and moved to the Finger Lakes to express his own vision of fine wine making.

Enjoy an intimate experience with Johannes as he shares with you the progress of his young vineyard, followed by a wine-tasting designed to share with you the personality of the fruit in its purest form. Next, get ready to never think about wieners and burgers the same way again. The FLX Wienery is the special eatery project of couple Christopher Bates and Isabel Bogadtke. Christopher is a Master Sommelier and Isabel was named by Mobil Travel Guide as offering the Best Service in the World. Today, their collaborative energies go into creating Wienery and Burger “Art” bringing together flavors and textures from locally-sourced ingredients that unveil their creations.

From their house-made sausages and freshly ground burgers to their hand-cut fries and chips, get ready for what has been called “arguably the best hot dog stand in the world.” Lunch is paired with selected craft beers from around the globe. After lunch, we make our way up the road to Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyards, where we will enjoy a private tasting in the winery. Wiemer is considered one of the top Riesling producers in the United States, and was recognized by Wine & Spirits Magazine as one of the top 100 American wineries for 2014. We will explore exquisite white varietals followed by examples of vineyard variations in their Cabernet Franc.

Our final stop of the day is Red Tail Ridge Winery. Red Tail Ridge is recognized by the New York Times, Wine Spectator and Wine Enthusiast as one of the best producers in the region. Winemaker Nancy Irelan has made a name in the region for exploring grape varieties not seen anywhere else in the region, like the German Dornfelder and the Italian Teroldego in addition to more classic Finger Lakes varietals. Enjoy a private tasting featuring their array of unique wines as the perfect ending to a great day.

Price: $145.00 per person. This price includes the transportation, tasting fees, added services, lunch, and special food pairings. This price is associated with a 5 person total guest count. Alternate pricing and touring options are available for tours that do not meet this minimum.

Departure Locations: This tour runs from 9:30 am-5 pm, depending on pick up location Ithaca pick up available upon request – please call Experience! The Finger Lakes at 607-233-4818 Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel, 16 N Franklin St, Watkins Glen, NY 14891 Geneva on the Lake, 1001 Lochland Rd (Rte 14), Geneva NY 14456 Belhurst Castle, 4069 Westlake Rd., Geneva NY 14456

BOGO Happy Hour & FREE Live Music at Ventosa Vineyards

October 26th, 2016

Wednesday's BOGO Happy Hour & FREE Live Music at Ventosa Vineyards. Buy one, get one, glasses of wine, beer & mixers from 5-6pm. FREE live music on our terrace from 6-9pm. Cafe Toscana serving until 9pm. Please visit ventosavineyards.com for weekly artists and more.

Food & Wine Lovers Weekend Getaway

October 27th, 2016

Mountain Horse Farm B&B and Wellness Retreat October 27-30, 2016 A weekend getaway filled with two 8-hour wine & beer tours, delicious food and a painting event. Read all details on our website.

Food & Wine Experience at Fox Run

October 28th, 2016

Enjoy a unique experience in Finger Lakes Wine Country Guests will be welcomed by a dedicated staff member for a personalized experience around the Fox Run Vineyards estate. Begin with a 45 minute walking tour of the vineyards and winery followed by a light lunch served in the historic barrel room featuring a selection of local products. Lunch is accompanied by a flight of six Fox Run wines including a dessert wine served with something sweet. Each guest will receive a souvenir Fox Run logo glass.

Offered to the public on Fridays at 11:30 am, June - October. A full list of available dates and more information can be found online at www.foxrunvineyards.com Reservations can be made at least 24 hours in advance online or by calling 315-536-4616. The cost is $45 per person plus tax. Kids 15 and under are $35. (Served a soda or grape juice instead of wine) Cancellations required 24 hours in advance; cancellations within 24 hours of event will be charged a 50% deposit, and no call/ no show reservations will be charged the full amount.

Varick Winery's Pumpkin Chunkin’

October 29th, 2016 - October 30th, 2016

Release your tensions by hurling pumpkins. Admission: Free. Cost per pumpkin to be determined. $4.00 to taste six wines. Phone: 315-549-8797 9:30am-6:00pm

The Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum's Closing Day

October 30th, 2016

Closing Day for the Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum’s 32nd season! Receive a free postcard with admission. Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission: $5/Adult; $2.50/Students (K-12); FREE for Preschool Children & SBHS Members. For more information, call (315) 483-4936 or visit www.sodusbaylighthouse.org.

November

SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE

November 2nd, 2016 - November 19th, 2016

Playing November 2 - November 19, 2016 at the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse in Auburn, N.Y.; performance times vary. A song and dance rollercoaster of rock, R&B, jazz and a whole lotta soul! With songs like “Hound Dog,” “Fools Fall In Love,” “Stand By Me,” “Jailhouse Rock” and 35 more, this electrifying musical blows the roof off and brings the house down.

Join us in November and relive a golden age in American music and culture. Lieber and Stoller practically invented rock ‘n roll and SMOKEY JOE’S CAFÉ isn’t just great music – it’s electrifying musical theatre! Rated PG. Tickets may be purchased at the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse box office. Tickets can also be purchased by phone at 1-800-457-8897, or online at FingerLakesMTF.com/tickets.

Women Spa Wine & Painting Weekend Getaway

November 3rd, 2016

Mountain Horse Farm B&B and Wellness Retreat November 3-6, 2016 A women only weekend getaway filled with Massages, Wine tasting, Painting event, Essential oils workshop, Sauna sessions, delicious food at The NY Wine & Culinary Center and Roots café, a visit of Wohlschlegel's Maple Syrup Farm and Play & Groom time with our mini horses.

The Best of Seneca West Wine Tour

November 5th, 2016

The western shores of Seneca Lake are home to some of the most well-respected wine-makers in the Finger Lakes. On this tour, you will learn their stories and taste the outcome of their commitment and passion to their craft. Our first stop is Kemmeter Winery, the boutique winery of Johannes Rienhardt. Johannes comes from a wine-making family in Germany that has been making wines since the mid 15th century. He left Germany, and moved to the Finger Lakes to express his own vision of fine wine making. Enjoy an intimate experience with Johannes as he shares with you the progress of his young vineyard, followed by a wine-tasting designed to share with you the personality of the fruit in its purest form. Next, get ready to never think about wieners and burgers the same way again. The FLX Wienery is the special eatery project of couple Christopher Bates and Isabel Bogadtke. Christopher is a Master Sommelier and Isabel was named by Mobil Travel Guide as offering the Best Service in the World. Today, their collaborative energies go into creating Wienery and Burger “Art” bringing together flavors and textures from locally-sourced ingredients that unveil their creations. From their house-made sausages and freshly ground burgers to their hand-cut fries and chips, get ready for what has been called “arguably the best hot dog stand in the world.” Lunch is paired with selected craft beers from around the globe. After lunch, we make our way up the road to Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyards, where we will enjoy a private tasting in the winery. Wiemer is considered one of the top Riesling producers in the United States, and was recognized by Wine & Spirits Magazine as one of the top 100 American wineries for 2014. We will explore exquisite white varietals followed by examples of vineyard variations in their Cabernet Franc. Our final stop of the day is Red Tail Ridge Winery. Red Tail Ridge is recognized by the New York Times, Wine Spectator and Wine Enthusiast as one of the best producers in the region. Winemaker Nancy Irelan has made a name in the region for exploring grape varieties not seen anywhere else in the region, like the German Dornfelder and the Italian Teroldego in addition to more classic Finger Lakes varietals. Enjoy a private tasting featuring their array of unique wines as the perfect ending to a great day. Price: $145.00 per person. This price includes the transportation, tasting fees, added services, lunch, and special food pairings. This price is associated with a 5 person total guest count. Alternate pricing and touring options are available for tours that do not meet this minimum.

This tour runs from 9:30 am-5 pm, depending on pick up location. Ithaca pick up available upon request – please call Experience! The Finger Lakes at 607-233-4818 Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel, 16 N Franklin St, Watkins Glen, NY 14891 Geneva on the Lake, 1001 Lochland Rd (Rte 14), Geneva NY 14456 Belhurst Castle, 4069 Westlake Rd., Geneva NY 14456

O Tannenbaum

November 5th, 2016

Tuesdays-Saturdays 10 am-4 pm till December 7. A special holiday celebration that is free to the community, O Tannenbaum displays more than 100 Christmas trees, wreaths, and other items, all of which are up for auction. Visitors can enjoy children's activities, musical performances, and visits with Santa. All proceeds benefit hte Tioga County Historical Society. 607-687-2460

Historic Palmyra's Holiday Bazaar

November 17th, 2016 - November 19th, 2016

Vendors, luncheon, special gifts, antiques and crafts, homemade baked goods. No charge for admittance. Thurs and Fri 10am to 5pm with luncheon at 11:30am until gone (about 1:30pm), Sat 10am to 2pm. 

Holiday Shopping Spree - first weekend

November 18th, 2016 - November 20th, 2016

November 18-20 Celebrate the Holidays early along the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail. Sample food and wine pairings and bring home the matching recipes and a souvenir wine glass. Collect 16 different winery ornaments to adorn your grapevine wreath and cross items off your gift list as you use the Holiday Shoppers Card, worth a potential $80 in savings. On Friday, visit Six Mile Creek, Long Point, Treleaven by King Ferry or Montezuma to start your weekend plans. On Saturday, visit Treleaven by King Ferry and Long Point wineries at a special time, 9:00am. All 16 wineries will participate in the event the rest of the weekend. Make sure to hand in your ticket to be eligible to win one of our grand prizes.

He is Born-A World of Nativities Nov 25-Dec 17

November 25th, 2016

The Hill Cumorah Visitors' Center invites you to come see nativity creches from around the world. These beautiful nativities are on loan from local churches and members of the community. Don't miss this opportunity to see how Christians around the world celebrate the birth of Christ. November 25-December 17

Tree Lighting & Parade of Lights

November 27th, 2016

Join us for the lighting of the Centerway Square tree, followed by the Parade of Lights! Takes place on Market and Bridge streets.

December

Holiday Shopping Spree - second weekend

December 2nd, 2016 - December 4th, 2016

December 2-4 Celebrate the Holidays early along the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail. Sample food and wine pairings and bring home the matching recipes and a souvenir wine glass. Collect 16 different winery ornaments to adorn your grapevine wreath and cross items off your gift list as you use the Holiday Shoppers Card, worth a potential $80 in savings. On Friday, visit Six Mile Creek, Long Point, Treleaven by King Ferry or Montezuma to start your weekend plans. On Saturday, visit Treleaven by King Ferry and Long Point wineries at a special time, 9:00am. All 16 wineries will participate in the event the rest of the weekend. Make sure to hand in your ticket to be eligible to win one of our grand prizes.

Sparkle

December 3rd, 2016

Join Corning's Gaffer District for the 42nd annual culmination of the Crystal City Christmas Events Season. Featuring horse and wagon rides, shopping and dining promotions, outdoor entertainment and activities for the whole family. Enjoy craft and food vendors, holiday carolers, and photos with Santa in his Crystal House. A favorite for generations that's not to be missed! This year's event includes the Selfless Elf 5K and ends with fireworks!

Varick Winery's Holiday Happiness

December 10th, 2016

Stock up on all of your favorite Varick Winery Country Store products with holiday savings. Admission: Free. $4.00 to taste six wines. Phone: 315-549-8797 9:30am-6:00pm.

Historic Palmyra Homestead Holiday Candlelight House Tour

December 10th, 2016

$20 per-sale or $25 at the door. Tour of historic homes in the village of Palmyra and 2 museums. Begin at the William Phelps General Store. Many new homes dating throughout the 1800's (315) 597-6981. 4pm to 8pm. Festive decor, fun, food, and friends. You will be impressed and amazed. 

Holiday Happiness

December 10th, 2016

Stock up on all of your favorite Varick Winery Country Store products with holiday savings. Admission: Free. $4.00 for wine tastings. Phone: 315.549.8797

Holiday Concert with John Berry

December 11th, 2016

The Holiday Concert is an event that you won't want to miss! Celebrate the season with live music from John Berry at the Corning Museum of Glass.

Christmas Open House at the Historic Joseph Smith Sr. Farm Dec 11, 12

December 11th, 2016

Celebrate an old-fashioned Christmas in a log cabin, sing Christmas carols, play games in an 1830's barn, and other activities. Enjoy a fun event for the whole family. Free. 5:00-8:30 p.m.