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August

Wine Symposium of the Finger Lakes

August 21st, 2015 - November 22nd, 2015

2015 WINE SYMPOSIUM OF THE FINGER LAKES An event celebrating the excellence of Finger Lakes wines and wineries New York was selected this year by Wine Enthusiast magazine as the world's top wine region and its wines are increasingly being recognized for their excellence.

The third annual Wine Symposium of the Finger Lakes, which is scheduled for August 21-22 in Geneva, New York, is intended to celebrate the growth and success of the Finger Lakes' wine industry, and help build on that energy to keep the local industry moving forward.

The event lineup includes a Grand Tasting on August 21 at Geneva's lakefront Visitors Center during which the winners of the 2015 Finger Lakes AVA Riesling Challenge will be announced. The Riesling Challenge is a signature event of the Symposium, when some of the area's top winemakers judge the Rieslings in six classes. The Rieslings also will be available for attendees to sample at the Grand Tasting.

This year, tickets will be sold on an a-la-carte basis, instead of a one-price full package basis, allowing attendees to pick the seminars and events that interest them most. Symposium events on August 22 will include an opening session with a panel of wine experts followed by seminars aimed at giving wine enthusiasts a better understanding of the offerings of the Finger Lakes Wine region.

The event continues on Saturday with Winemakers Lunches hosted at downtown Geneva restaurant venues, and a "Red, White and Blues" street tasting on Linden Street where wineries are invited to pour a vinifera red and a vinifera white wine or sparkling wine at 6pm.

The goal is to let people know that the Finger Lakes wine industry is not only thriving but has really attained a magnificent stature among world wine regions. The Wine Symposium spotlights that stature, and invites more people to be a part of the celebration. Admission: For more information or to buy tickets, visit www.winesymposiumfingerlakes.com.

Family Matters

August 26th, 2015 - August 30th, 2015

Performance begins at 2:00 p.m. A musical family album! Four of your BVT favorites share plenty of melodies, memories and laughter as we take a tuneful look at the fun--and foibles-- of Family! From “Teach Your Children Well” to “Daddy Sang Bass” to “If Mama Were Married,” it’s a musical celebration of the joy and power of the ties that bind -- from our family to yours! Ticket Prices: $12-$33

Ventosa Vineyards 10 Year Anniversary Party & Governor's Cup Celebration!

August 27th, 2015

Join us on Sunday, September 13th in celebrating our 10 year anniversary in conjunction with winning the 2015 Governor's Cup. A day full of FREE live music from 12-6pm with local musical artists Nate Michaels, Sarah & Joe Mull and Bare Bones. Watch "Live Art" painted to music by artist Heather Heffernan who hand painted all the murals in the winery and ballroom 10 years ago. Ventosa will be raffling off various items including Ventosa Vineyards merchandise, wine, gift cards, live art and a weekend getaway at Crazy Cove Cottage on Seneca Lake in Geneva, NY This special event is open to the public. Guests have the option to purchase $10 tickets at the door that include a commemorative 10 year anniversary wine glass, a complimentary glass of wine and 3 raffle tickets. Complimentary Hors d'oeuvres and chocolate covered popcorn will be available to munch on. Cafe Toscana will be serving all day. Music Lin-up 12-2pm Nate Michaels 2-4pm Sarah & Joe Mull 4-6pm Bare Bones for more information please visit ventosavineyards.com

New York State Tailgate!

August 27th, 2015

Join us in our Garden Tent to bid farewell to summer and gear up for football season! The party will showcase Tailgate party staples specially crafted by the NYWCC Culinary Team incorporating New York State ingredients. The fall bounty in our state brings us a "touchdown" of culinary choices! A Tailgate wouldn't be complete without beer, so we'll have local brews ready for you to enjoy! Local band, Out of the Blue, will join us for lively music for you to cheer on from 7:30 - 9:30. We're sad to see summer go, but let's make the best of it and celebrate a beautiful New York autumn and an exciting football season to come - no matter who you root for!

OPEN MIC NIGHT @ The Palmyra Inn

August 27th, 2015

FREE ADMISSION : Come take over the Mic bring your friends and family Sign Up Starts at 7:30 8pm start and 8pm dinner available for purchase Check the details on event page.

CFCU Community Credit Union Summer Concert Series

August 27th, 2015

The Summer Concert Series is a free outdoor concert series open to the public held every Thursday evening from June 25 - September 10. Local and national acts acts perform music in genres including jazz, blues, reggae, folk, hip hop, country, zydeco, bluegrass, rock, and more! Enjoy a beer and wine garden open for the duration of each concert. Seating is not provided but participants are encouraged to bring a chair and stay a while! The Downtown Ithaca Summer Concert Series has become a weekly summer tradition in the local community; Ithacans and tourists alike enjoy stumbling upon a vibrant downtown on a weekday evening. See you at the State!

This week featuring a Special Surprise Guest TBA!

The Rockwell Museum presents National Geographic Photographer, Pete McBride

August 27th, 2015

Thursday, August 27, 2015 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Advance reservations are highly recommended. Adults: $20, Students w/ ID: $15 Location: The Corning Museum of Glass Auditorium The Rockwell Museum is thrilled to present National Geographic Photographer, Pete McBride. Pete McBride is an award-winning photographer, filmmaker and writer whose work appears in National Geographic, Smithsonian, Outside Magazine, Esquire and more. Fueled by his belief in conservation, he spent over two years documenting the Colorado River. Join us for McBride’s presentation, The Colorado River: Flowing Through Conflict. Learn more and reserve your seats at RockwellMuseum.org/events

Open Mic. Night @ Brew and Brats at Arbor Hill

August 28th, 2015

FRIDAY NIGHT Open Mic. hosted by Troy Cusson! FREE Live Music hosted by a local artist – bring your music talents with you and perform on stage. If that isn’t your thing then come enjoy everything we have to offer. FREE music from 6-9pm. Brew & Brats at Arbor Hill is open 12-9pm on Friday, Saturday & Sunday. Arbor Hill Winery & Grapery is open 10-5 M-F, 10am-8pm Sat. (OPEN LATE by special request July-Sept.) & 11-5 Sun.

Suite Scrapbooking Weekend @ Palmyra Inn & Suites

August 28th, 2015

This Scrapbooking weekend is being hosted by The Palmyra Inn. We are opening up the whole weekend for anyone interested in enjoying a weekend getaway to get a lot of scrapbooking done. I know when we are trying to scrapbook at home we feel guilty because we look around and see all the "other" stuff we could/should be doing instead PLUS we have family asking us for meals,snacks and drinks. Let this weekend be a great time to catch up on all those Summer memories and with your room key you can also enjoy the jacuzzi spa pool in between scrapbooking to relax away theose shoulders & back muscles.

OPTION 1: BRONZE Saratoga Room Package: • $297 taxes included no hidden charges Package includes the following: This is ONLY $74.25 for each person for a 3 day weekend that is ONLY $24.75 a day per person! • 1 guest room -2 night stay -4 people to the room • Four- 3 day passes to the Saratoga • 2 mornings for breakfast for the FOUR of you • Access to TWO 8’tables & 4 chairs in the Saratoga Room. • Saratoga Room will be available 9:30am Friday until 6pm on Sunday GUEST ROOMS Check In 3pm Check Out is at 11am Food &drinks is permitted in There is limited seats so be sure to let us know how many are in your room upon reservation because that is how many passes you will get for the weekend. LIMITED to 32 seats ATTENTION If you have 6-8 ladies willing to share a 2 bedroom suite email for price for the weekend that includes breakfast and passes.

OPTION 2: For DAYTIME Scrappers Niagara Room Day Pass access is from 12-6pm Friday,Saturday & Sunday during Scrapbooking weekends. Day passes for the Niagara Room are $25 for 1 round glass top table and chair. LIMITED to 8 scrapbookers per day! Check out the pictures below in comments to see the room and how it is set up. If you are a consultant and are interested in setting up during scrapbooking events or looking to host your own scrapbooking event. Please email for vendor application and event coordinator packet OR if you have any questions trish@palmyrainn.com

Garden Concert Series feat. The Newlyweds

August 28th, 2015

Every Friday night, July through August, Treleaven will have live music in the outback from 6-8PM. Enjoy fabulous food and delicious wine or craft beer while the tunes carry your cares away! You won’t want to miss a single one! Friday, August 28th will feature The Newlyweds. Joey J and Karen - lead singers of The Destination - have had a duo for 20 years and it's time you knew about it.

A wide variety of fun and danceable tunes from Piano Man to Beast of Burden, Bonnie Ratt to Bobby Darin. Wine by the glass or bottle, and local craft beer from Cortland Beer Company will be available for purchase. While you’re here, uncork your inner artist as you sip on wine [or beer], and learn to paint with Wine and Design Ithaca NY during an artist led activity where you will paint a masterpiece! All materials, equipment and instruction you’ll need are included in one low price. TICKETS ONLY REQUIRED FOR PAINTING SESSIONS. ADMISSION TO THE WINERY IS FREE!

Painting Session Ticket: $35 per person, includes all equipment and instruction. Registration at 5:30PM and painting begins 6PM and run until 8PM. With the purchase of a ticket, receive 10% off your first bottle of Treleaven wine. There is limited seating so advanced reservations required. To reserve your ticket for the event, call the winery at 315.364.5100 or head to www.wineandesign.com/ithaca to order online.

If you have any questions or concerns contact Michelle Kokot, Treleaven Marketing Manager at marketing@treleavenwines.com. In case of bad weather, please call the winery at 315.364.5100 or check our Facebook page for last minute announcements. * Picnic tables will be available, but you may bring your own blankets and chairs. * Alcohol purchased off-site may not be brought on-site.

Buttonwood Deck Party

August 28th, 2015

7:00 – 10:00 PM – Buttonwood Deck Party with Joan Cadell & the Midnight Choir in their first ever Finger Lakes appearance! A home grown Staten Island band featuring Joan Caddell’s strong vocals and her original tunes of lush harmonious music, Joan's songs are a multi-genre mix of Americana ranging from folk and country to pop/rock and blues. The Choir regularly performs Joan's originals and elective music live and has appeared at many New York/New Jersey venues. BBQ, wine, beer, hard cider, and wine slushies available for purchase. $3 cover charge.

Live Music and Wood Fire Pizza at Nedloh

August 28th, 2015

Meyer & McGuire preforming live at Nedloh Brewing Company! Come out and enjoy live music, great pizza, and tasty beer in the heart of Bloomfield, New York. See you there!

Brew & Brats at Arbor Hill Saturday Night Concert Series

August 29th, 2015

Every Saturday night we will feature a talented musical act. Paulsen, Baker & Chaapel will be performing from 6:00PM until 9:00PM! As always, these concerts are FREE to attend. Bring some friends and enjoy with us. Arbor Hill wine, wine slushies’, homemade root beer and Brew & Brats craft beer will be available alongside our delicious locally made Brats (Bratwursts). The colorful Adirondack chairs are out and the tents are up! Come Enjoy! Brew & Brats at Arbor Hill is open 12-9pm on Friday, Saturday & Sunday. Arbor Hill Winery & Grapery is open 10-5 M-F, 10am-8pm Sat. (OPEN LATE by special request July-Sept.) & 11-5 Sun.

3rd Annual Woof and Wine West

August 29th, 2015 - August 30th, 2015

Woof and Wine is free event at Fulkerson Winery that allows people to enjoy a day out with their four legged friends while supporting rescues, shelters, and local dog related businesses. There will be food, live entertainment, raffles, rescues with adoptable dogs, and of course dog friendly wine tasting. All proceeds go to the dogs of Rescue-A-Bull Foundation!

CLICK HERE for more information and pictures!

Macy's Shop for a Cause with the YWCA Elmira and the Twin Tiers

August 29th, 2015

Macy's Shop for a Cause purchase a $5.00 Macy's Coupon that is good all day on August 29, 2015 Save 25% all day on regular, sale & clearance items, including home—even save on most brands usually excluded! Save 10% on electrics/furniture/mattresses and floor coverings. *Exclusions apply. With your coupon, enter for your chance to WIN a $500 MACY’S GIFT CARD! Your $5 coupon purchase goes entirely to the YWCA Elmira & the Twin Tiers. Coupons Available at the YWCA Membership Desk 211 Lake Street, Elmira NY 14901

Leaves & Lobsters on the Lawn 2015

August 29th, 2015 - August 30th, 2015

LEAVES & LOBSTERS ON THE LAWN AT GLENORA WINE CELLARS 5435 State Route 14, Dundee, NY 14837 800-243-5513 info@glenora.com www.glenora.com SATURDAY AUGUST 29TH, 2015 OR SUNDAY AUGUST 30TH, 2015 12:00PM – 4:00PM Choose between the Lobster Dinner or the Ala Carte Menu! Lobster Dinner $56.00 plus tax or General Admission $15.00 (tickets are available online at www.glenora.com or over the phone at 800.243.5513)

Join us for an unbeatable combination of live music, a panoramic view of Seneca Lake and a lobster bake! Lobster Dinner Ticket holders receive admission to the event, a whole Lobster, ½ doz steamed clams, salt potatoes, corn on the cob, coleslaw, corn bread, rolls, homemade brownies, and iced tea.

General Admission Ticket holders receive admission to the event and live entertainment. -Ala carte menu available (items priced individually). Wine is available by the glass and bottle. Serving food from 12-4pm Saturday’s Band is Bob’s Brother’s Band, playing from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm on the Vineyard Stage. Sunday’s Band is The Destination, playing from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm on the Vineyard Stage.

Event link: http://www.glenora.com/events/Leaves-and-Lobster Product link: http://www.glenora.com/?method=pages.showPage&PageID=0B32FF7F-0617-C1A0-8016-7A722BB22917&originalMarketingURL=Products/Leaves-and-Lobster-Tickets Facebook

Event links: https://www.facebook.com/events/489906257840613/ & https://www.facebook.com/events/901343533271963/

2nd Annual Homebrew Competition

August 29th, 2015

We are at it again! join us from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. as we celebrate our local home brewers. Competition is open to all. You may enter up to 3 beer styles. To enter email kristy@abandonbrewing.com and you will be given a number to affix to the bottles. 2-12oz or 2-22oz will be required. Check in begins at 11 am. The winner will get to brew their recipe with our brewers. Your beer will be run at Abandon’s tap room & you get to put it on the board and give it a name.

If you can not attend the competition you may drop your entries off ahead of time or send them to the address listed on this site. This day is packed full of fun a food truck will be here, Zugibe Winery, specialty abandon beer releases, hand rolled cigars from Santiago’s, spirits from Finger Lakes Distilling, as well as music from Serge & Friends. So come out have fun and spend the day among beer friends.

Guitar Duo Loren Barrigar and Mark Mazengarb

August 29th, 2015

TCFA is proud to host a benefit concert Saturday, August 29 at 7.30pm, just returning from their tour across Europe and headline performance at Nashville's Chet Atkins guitar convention. Loren and Mark perform a wide range of popular and original material including stunning guitar duets and songs which feature their outstanding guitar talent and vocal harmonies. Their unique style of guitar playing is inspired by thumb-picking techniques by guitar greats Merle Travis and Chet Atkins. $15 Tickets available at the door and online at http:/tinyurl.com/tcfa829

Summer Concert at the Lighthouse

August 30th, 2015

2-4 p.m.; FREE Loren and Mark Fantastic, award-winning international guitar duo with a repertoire influenced by Jazz, Bluegrass, and Country-Western music. Superb picking with instrumental and vocal duets. Refreshments available; shuttle bus service; bring own seating. For more information, contact the Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum at (315) 483-4936.

Artistic License plays Water Street Wine Bar

August 30th, 2015

Artistic License plays as a trio in an intimate setting at the Water Street Wine Bar. Come enjoy jazz and blues while sipping local wines and beers. Water Street Wine Bar serves flat bread pizzas and other tasty appetizers. Never a cover or drink minimum.

Live Music and Wood Fire Pizza at Nedloh

August 30th, 2015

Meyer & McGuire preforming live at Nedloh Brewing Company! Come out and enjoy live music, great pizza, and tasty beer in the heart of Bloomfield, New York. 4:30-8:00pm. See you there!

Through the Tasting Glass: The Wondrous Wines of Keuka Lake

August 30th, 2015

Keuka Lake…where wine making first began in the region over 150 years ago. It is the birthplace of the Finger Lakes wine industry and the home of wine innovation ever since. This tour celebrates the wineries on Keuka who made history all those years ago, and those who continue to make history with some of the most talked about wines in the region. The tour begins in the village square in the heart of Hammondsport.

Learn about the birth of the Finger Lakes grape and wine industry as we make our way to Pleasant Valley Wine Company, the first bonded winery in the United States. We will tour their historic winery, see the champagne caves from the late 1800’s, and learning how the winery grew to become Taylor Wine Company – one of the largest wine producers in the mid-twentieth century.

Taste one of the few remaining wines in the US that still can be referred to as Champagne, as well as other wines that defined the region in the late 1800s and post-prohibition 1900s. We will then head back into the village of Hammondsport to enjoy a wine-pairing lunch at Luna Mezza Grille featuring local finger lakes wines. After lunch, the tour continues at Dr. Konstantin Frank’s Wine Cellars, the igniter of the Vinifera wine revolution in the Finger Lakes. Enjoy a historically narrated wine tasting that unfolds half a century and three generations of wine making in the Frank family. Visit Chateau Frank, their family’s sparking wine facility.

Explore the cellar and learn the traditional champagne method of making sparking wine directly from the wine maker. The tour culminates with a private tasting at Heron Hill Winery, where we will feature vineyard-specific vintages of rieslings, cabernets and other Finger Lakes varietals that are defining our region in the 21st century. Price: $130 per person. This price includes the transportation, all tasting fees, the tour at Chateau Frank, lunch, and special food pairings. There is a 5 guest minimum needed in order to run this tour. Custom touring rates are available if this minimum is not reached.

Departure Locations: (This tour runs from 10am-6pm) La Tourelle Hotel and Spa, 1150 Danby Rd, Ithaca NY, 14850 Hotel Ithaca, 222 S. Cayuga St., Ithaca NY 14850 Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel, 16 North Franklin St., Watkins Glen NY 14891 Pavillion at Village Square in Hammondsport, 3 Park Place, Hammondsport NY 14840. Parking is available in the parking lot across the street on Mechanics Street. To book this tour visit http://experiencefingerlakes.com/ or call Experience! The Finger Lakes at 607-233-4818, Monday-Friday, 9AM-5PM.

This tour is only available for private parties upon request, beginning May 24 and ending November 29th. A minimum of 5 guests is required to run this tour, a maximum of 13 can be accommodated. Please call 607-233-4818 if you are interested in this tour for your party.

Transportation to The State Fair

August 31st, 2015

Senior Days Enjoy a day at the NY State Fair $25 per person and free admission (60years and older) Call for reservations and pick up locations 723-1322

September

Transportation to the NY State Fair

September 1st, 2015

Senior Days Enjoy a day at the NY State Fair $25 per person and free admission (60years and older) Call for reservations and pick up locations 723-1322

CFCU Community Credit Union Summer Concert Series

September 3rd, 2015

The Summer Concert Series is a free outdoor concert series open to the public held every Thursday evening from June 25 - September 10. Local and national acts acts perform music in genres including jazz, blues, reggae, folk, hip hop, country, zydeco, bluegrass, rock, and more! Enjoy a beer and wine garden open for the duration of each concert. Seating is not provided but participants are encouraged to bring a chair and stay a while! The Downtown Ithaca Summer Concert Series has become a weekly summer tradition in the local community; Ithacans and tourists alike enjoy stumbling upon a vibrant downtown on a weekday evening. See you at the State!

This week featuring a Special Surprise Guest TBA!

Savor the Finger Lakes

September 3rd, 2015

VIP Hour 4-5 pm
General Admission 5-8 pm

A craft beer, cider and artisanal food experience to jumpstart your Labor Day weekend! Over 30 regional, independent craft brewers and Chefs. For VIPs: private tent, guided pairings, boat tour and more.

Tickets at our web site: www.savorthefingerlakes.com.

General Admission: $55 adv / $75 door
VIP: $80 adv / $100 door

Lodging and next-day excursion packages for VIPs available.

100% of proceeds go to Healthy Food For All, which provides 1/2-price CSA farm shares to families of limited income. This event is made possible by Tompkins County Tourism.

Open Mic. Night @ Brew and Brats at Arbor Hill

September 4th, 2015

FRIDAY NIGHT Open Mic. hosted by Jack Jones! FREE Live Music hosted by a local artist – bring your music talents with you and perform on stage. If that isn’t your thing then come enjoy everything we have to offer. FREE music from 6-9pm. Brew & Brats at Arbor Hill is open 12-9pm on Friday, Saturday & Sunday. Arbor Hill Winery & Grapery is open 10-5 M-F, 10am-8pm Sat. (OPEN LATE by special request July-Sept.) & 11-5 Sun.

Treleaven Field Day

September 5th, 2015

Join Treleaven for the last days of summer for award-winning wine, gourmet delights and great music at our first-ever Treleaven Field Day on Saturday, September 5 from 1PM to 7PM. The day’s festivities kicks off at 1PM with FREE live music from The Delta Mike Shaw Band, a three-piece band that supplies high-octane rhythm blues, classic rock and country. The fun continues at 5PM when the Bad Alibi takes the floor. This 6-piece band will bring you the best in classic rock that will have your feet moving from the first note! Chill to the sounds of live music from our artists in the lawn, sip wine slushies or craft beer, take part in some family-friendly lawn game and nosh on tasty eats by some of the region’s best food trucks, including Pig Vycious BBQ and Alexander’s Food Truck.

There won’t be a better way for your family and friends to toast the end of a great summer! As a way to say ‘thank you’ to the everyday working man and woman, Treleaven will also be holding five days of giveaways! From August 31st through September 4th, we will be giving one lucky winner a day a gift - free bottles of wine, free merchandise or VIP treatment - to be enjoyed at Treleaven’s Field Day. Starting August 31st, we will post the giveaway of the day on our Facebook page at 9AM.

To be entered in the giveaway, you will have until midnight that same day to “Like” the day’s Facebook status – the winner will be selected at random at 10AM the following day from all eligible Facebook likes. For each giveaway there will be only ONE lucky winner! To enter to win, or for giveaway rules and information, make sure to “Like” Treleaven on Facebook – we’ve got five days of giveaways coming, don’t miss a single one!

ADMISSION TO EVENT IS FREE. ALL FOOD AND DRINKS AVAILABLE FOR A FEE. * Parking will be available for free. * Picnic tables and Adirondack chairs will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. You may bring your own blankets and chairs. * No outside food or alcohol will be permitted.

Brew & Brats at Arbor Hill Saturday Night Concert Series

September 5th, 2015

Every Saturday night we will feature a talented musical act. The Big Blue House will be performing from 6:00PM until 9:00PM! As always, these concerts are FREE to attend. Bring some friends and enjoy with us. Arbor Hill wine, wine slushies’, homemade root beer and Brew & Brats craft beer will be available alongside our delicious locally made Brats (Bratwursts). The colorful Adirondack chairs are out and the tents are up! Come Enjoy! Brew & Brats at Arbor Hill is open 12-9pm on Friday, Saturday & Sunday. Arbor Hill Winery & Grapery is open 10-5 M-F, 10am-8pm Sat. (OPEN LATE by special request July-Sept.) & 11-5 Sun.

Knot and Scarf Tying Workshop

September 5th, 2015

The Finger Lakes Boating Museum is offering a knot tying workshop at the Museum. from 10AM – 12:30 M. Bill Smith—a long time boater, retired engineer and member of the Board of Trustees will teach particpants how to tie knots for different purposes using a variety of materials ranging from monofilament fishing line to silk scarves. There is a $20 registration fee. Make checks payable to Finger Lakes Boating Museum. Master Card and Visa are accepted. To sign up for this workshop call the Museum at 607-569-2222 or e-mail at info@flbm.org.

Summer Concert at the Lighthouse

September 6th, 2015

2-4 p.m.; FREE Starlight Orchestra 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! Refreshments available; shuttle bus service; bring own seating. For more information, contact the Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum at (315) 483-4936.

CFCU Community Credit Union Summer Concert Series

September 10th, 2015

The Summer Concert Series is a free outdoor concert series open to the public held every Thursday evening from June 25 - September 10. Local and national acts acts perform music in genres including jazz, blues, reggae, folk, hip hop, country, zydeco, bluegrass, rock, and more! Enjoy a beer and wine garden open for the duration of each concert. Seating is not provided but participants are encouraged to bring a chair and stay a while! The Downtown Ithaca Summer Concert Series has become a weekly summer tradition in the local community; Ithacans and tourists alike enjoy stumbling upon a vibrant downtown on a weekday evening. See you at the State!

This week featuring The Sim Redmond Band

Opening reception for fall exhibitions

September 10th, 2015

Celebrate Cornell connections, from drawings by Kurt Vonnegut to work by Gordon Matta-Clark, Class of 1968, and James Siena, Class of 1979 ... from centuries of prints and images of the city from the Museum’s collection to an interactive 3D video installation, don’t miss this fall’s exhibitions! As part of the reception, join us from 6–7 PM for a conversation about Kurt Vonnegut with curator Nancy Green; filmmaker Robert B. Weide; author Ginger Strand; and Cornell’s Professor George Hutchinson.

Open Mic. Night @ Brew and Brats at Arbor Hill

September 11th, 2015

FRIDAY NIGHT Open Mic. hosted by Meyer & McGuire! FREE Live Music hosted by a local artist – bring your music talents with you and perform on stage. If that isn’t your thing then come enjoy everything we have to offer. FREE music from 6-9pm. Brew & Brats at Arbor Hill is open 12-9pm on Friday, Saturday & Sunday. Arbor Hill Winery & Grapery is open 10-5 M-F, 10am-8pm Sat. (OPEN LATE by special request July-Sept.) & 11-5 Sun.

Some Like It HOT

September 12th, 2015

Join us for our annual Harvest Party at Hosmer Winery. We kick off the most exciting, action packed part of the year with an equally action packed party! Held just outside the tasting room overlooking the vineyard. * Live music by M Eleven * Local cuisine * Lawn Games * Wine by the glass or bottle, regional beer available by the bottle. * Many local artisans will be showcasing their hand-crafted specialties! Saturday, September 12th, 12-6pm. Rain or Shine Free Admission. Bring along your lawn chair and plan to spend the afternoon! Free Admission

Glorious Grape Day at Varick Winery

September 12th, 2015

Grapes, grapes, and MORE grapes! Celebrate the harvest with complimentary grape treats, such as grape pie, cookies, cheesecake, pops, and more! 9:30am-6:00pm. $4.00 to sample six wines, fare is complimentary.

Brew & Brats at Arbor Hill Saturday Night Concert Series

September 12th, 2015

Every Saturday night we will feature a talented musical act. The Crosseyed Cat Band will be performing from 6:00PM until 9:00PM! As always, these concerts are FREE to attend. Bring some friends and enjoy with us. Arbor Hill wine, wine slushies’, homemade root beer and Brew & Brats craft beer will be available alongside our delicious locally made Brats (Bratwursts). The colorful Adirondack chairs are out and the tents are up! Come Enjoy! Brew & Brats at Arbor Hill is open 12-9pm on Friday, Saturday & Sunday. Arbor Hill Winery & Grapery is open 10-5 M-F, 10am-8pm Sat. (OPEN LATE by special request July-Sept.) & 11-5 Sun.

Treleaven Classic Car Cruisin’

September 12th, 2015

Bring your friends and roll on up in your hottest car, truck or motorcycle you have! The first annual Poorboys Classic Car Cruisin’ will take place on Saturday, September 12 where classic cars of every description - antique roadsters, hot rods, muscle cars and much more - will be on display at Treleaven by King Ferry Winery. The event will run from 11:00am to 4:00pm. There is no charge to partake in this cruise in - all makes and models are welcome. Admission is FREE to the public with food, wine, craft beer, wine slushies and wine and craft beer tastings available for purchase.

If you think you’ll be hungry, 10-10 BBQ will be serving up their scrumptious grub. Feel free to bring a lawn chair to enjoy the oldies that will be playing, help yourselves to a variety of fun lawn games and take a stroll down memory lane viewing some of the classic cars of the ‘good old days’ on display. In case of inclement weather, please call the winery at 315.364.5100 or check our Facebook page for last minute announcements. * Parking will be available for free. * Picnic tables and Adirondack chairs will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. You may bring your own blankets and chairs. * No outside food or alcohol will be permitted.

History Alive!

September 16th, 2015

6:30 p.m.; FREE The Seneca Army Depot: Fighting Wars from the New York Home Front A presentation by Walter Gable and Carolyn Zogg. For more information, contact the Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum at (315) 483-4936.

The Gould Hotel Presents a lecture by Lisa Kaeznig, PhD

September 16th, 2015

Join us for a lecture given by Lisa Kaeznig. In addition to being Associate Dean for William Smith College, Lisa serves as the Chair of the Board of the Public Leadership Education Network which prepares college women for leadership in the public policy arena. She has also served as Executive Director of the Women’s Information Network in Washington DC. 6:00 pm. Dinner Included. $19.95 per person. Call 315.712.4000 for reservations. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the National Women's Hall of Fame.

Harvest Music Festival

September 18th, 2015

Corning’s Gaffer District and Elmira Savings Bank invite you to the 20th annual Harvest Music Festival. Join us for Finger Lakes wine and beer tastings, two days of live music, food and fun for the whole family!

Open Mic. Night @ Brew and Brats at Arbor Hill

September 18th, 2015

FRIDAY NIGHT Open Mic. hosted by Tom Chamberlain! FREE Live Music hosted by a local artist – bring your music talents with you and perform on stage. If that isn’t your thing then come enjoy everything we have to offer. FREE music from 6-9pm. Brew & Brats at Arbor Hill is open 12-9pm on Friday, Saturday & Sunday. Arbor Hill Winery & Grapery is open 10-5 M-F, 10am-8pm Sat. (OPEN LATE by special request July-Sept.) & 11-5 Sun.

Harvest Music Festival

September 18th, 2015

Join us for this year's celebrated Harvest Music Festival! The two-day event begins Friday, September 18, with the wildly popular Finger Lakes wine and craft beer tasting. The festivities continue throughout Saturday, September 19, with Corning's famous Farmers Market, local food and craft vendors, children's activities, shopping and dining incentives and a concert in Centerway Square with a national touring artist, TBA! Guests will enjoy live 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. Check back soon for a confirmed entertainment schedule!

The Best of Seneca West Wine Tour

September 19th, 2015

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 10:30 am-4:30 pm) Hotel Ithaca, 222 S. Cayuga St., Ithaca, NY 14850 Geneva on the Lake, 1001 Lochland Rd (Rte 14), Geneva NY 14456 Belhurst Castle, 4069 Westlake Rd., Geneva NY 14456 To book this tour visit http://experiencefingerlakes.com/ or call Experience! The Finger Lakes at 607-233-4818, Monday-Friday, 9AM-5PM.

Toy Halls of Fame Exhibit Opening Celebration

September 19th, 2015 - September 20th, 2015

Experience the new, cutting-edge Toy Halls of Fame exhibit and discover five themed areas—imagine, create, build, move, and compete—where guests go hands-on with the toys beloved by generations. Displays featuring The Strong’s National Toy Hall of Fame inductees paired with displays featuring toy industry luminaries recognized by the Toy Industry of America’s Toy Industry Hall of Fame. Included with general museum admission fees.

Early Fall Foliage Festival at Buttonwood Grove

September 19th, 2015

1:00 – 5:00 PM - Join us for our annual Early Fall Foliage Festival and sit back and enjoy the music of Phil Dumond. A native of Watertown, N.Y Phil has been playing small concert venues and showcases for close to 30 years, opening for such acts as Buffalo Springfield, Benny Mardonis, George Jones and Willy Nelson. Using a looping system Phil’s rhythm’s and layering adds a complex texture to his music. Close your eyes and you will swear there’s more than a solo act going on! We’ll have food, vendors, wine pairings, wine slushies, and more! No cover charge.

The Best of Seneca West Wine Tour

September 19th, 2015

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 10:30 am-4:30 pm) Hotel Ithaca, 222 S. Cayuga St., Ithaca, NY 14850 Geneva on the Lake, 1001 Lochland Rd (Rte 14), Geneva NY 14456 Belhurst Castle, 4069 Westlake Rd., Geneva NY 14456 To book visit http://experiencefingerlakes.com/ or call Experience! The Finger Lakes at 607-233-4818, Monday-Friday, 9AM-5PM.

Through the Tasting Glass: The Wondrous Wines of Keuka Lake

September 19th, 2015

Keuka Lake…where wine making first began in the region over 150 years ago. It is the birthplace of the Finger Lakes wine industry and the home of wine innovation ever since. This tour celebrates the wineries on Keuka who made history all those years ago, and those who continue to make history with some of the most talked about wines in the region. The tour begins in the village square in the heart of Hammondsport.

Learn about the birth of the Finger Lakes grape and wine industry as we make our way to Pleasant Valley Wine Company, the first bonded winery in the United States. We will tour their historic winery, see the champagne caves from the late 1800’s, and learning how the winery grew to become Taylor Wine Company – one of the largest wine producers in the mid-twentieth century. Taste one of the few remaining wines in the US that still can be referred to as Champagne, as well as other wines that defined the region in the late 1800s and post-prohibition 1900s. We will then head back into the village of Hammondsport to enjoy a wine-pairing lunch at Luna Mezza Grille featuring local finger lakes wines.

After lunch, the tour continues at Dr. Konstantin Frank’s Wine Cellars, the igniter of the Vinifera wine revolution in the Finger Lakes. Enjoy a historically narrated wine tasting that unfolds half a century and three generations of wine making in the Frank family. Visit Chateau Frank, their family’s sparking wine facility.

Explore the cellar and learn the traditional champagne method of making sparking wine directly from the wine maker. The tour culminates with a private tasting at Heron Hill Winery, where we will feature vineyard-specific vintages of rieslings, cabernets and other Finger Lakes varietals that are defining our region in the 21st century. To book this tour visit http://experiencefingerlakes.com/ or call Experience! The Finger Lakes at 607-233-4818, Monday-Friday, 9AM-5PM.

This tour is only available for private parties upon request, beginning May 24 and ending November 29th. A minimum of 5 guests is required to run this tour, a maximum of 13 can be accommodated. Please call 607-233-4818 if you are interested in this tour for your party.

Open Mic. Night @ Brew and Brats at Arbor Hill

September 25th, 2015

FRIDAY NIGHT Open Mic. hosted by Bob Dugan! FREE Live Music hosted by a local artist – bring your music talents with you and perform on stage. If that isn’t your thing then come enjoy everything we have to offer. FREE music from 6-9pm. Brew & Brats at Arbor Hill is open 12-9pm on Friday, Saturday & Sunday. Arbor Hill Winery & Grapery is open 10-5 M-F, 10am-8pm Sat. (OPEN LATE by special request July-Sept.) & 11-5 Sun.

Brew & Brats at Arbor Hill Saturday Night Concert Series

September 26th, 2015

Every Saturday night we will feature a talented musical act. The Stid Hill Stompers will be performing from 6:00PM until 9:00PM! As always, these concerts are FREE to attend. Bring some friends and enjoy with us. Arbor Hill wine, wine slushies’, homemade root beer and Brew & Brats craft beer will be available alongside our delicious locally made Brats (Bratwursts). The colorful Adirondack chairs are out and the tents are up! Come Enjoy! Brew & Brats at Arbor Hill is open 12-9pm on Friday, Saturday & Sunday. Arbor Hill Winery & Grapery is open 10-5 M-F, 10am-8pm Sat. (OPEN LATE by special request July-Sept.) & 11-5 Sun.

Rose Hill Food & Wine

September 26th, 2015

As the sun begins to set over Seneca Lake, enjoy the tastes of autumn, with hors d’oeuvres and wine provided by area restaurants and wineries. The event will also include a raffle of many items and services donated by local businesses. Tickets are $30 per person and can be purchased through the Geneva Historical Society. For tickets or more information call 315-789-5151. Proceeds from the event support the historical society.

Rose Hill Food & Wine

September 26th, 2015

Rose Hill Mansion Food & Wine Celebration, the Geneva Historical Society’s annual celebration of the region’s food and wine, will be held on Saturday, September 26, 2015 at Rose Hill Mansion from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. As the sun begins to set over Seneca Lake, guests will enjoy the tastes of autumn, with hors d’oeuvres and wine graciously provided by area restaurants and wineries. Tickets for the evening are $30 per person and are currently available at the Geneva Historical Society Office. Call the Geneva Historical Society at 315-789-5151 for tickets. Tickets will also be sold at the door. Proceeds from the event will be used to support the Society’s programs and the operation of its properties.

Bill Maher

September 27th, 2015

For more than twenty years, Bill Maher has set the boundaries of where funny, political talk can go on American television. First on “Politically Incorrect” (Comedy Central, ABC, 1993-2002), and for the last thirteen years on HBO’s “Real Time,” Maher’s combination of unflinching honesty and big laughs have garnered him 34 Emmy nominations. Maher won his first Emmy in 2014 as executive producer for HBO series, “VICE.” In October of 2008, this same combination was on display in Maher’s uproarious and unprecedented swipe at organized religion, “Religulous,” directed by Larry Charles (“Borat”). The documentary has gone on to become the 8th Highest Grossing Documentary ever. In addition to his television program – which has featured such regular visitors as Howard Dean, Ben Affleck, Robin Williams, Arianna Huffington, Cory Booker and Michael Moore – Maher has written five bestsellers: “True Story,” “Does Anybody Have a Problem with That? Politically Incorrect’s Greatest Hits,” “When You Ride Alone, You Ride with Bin Laden,” “New Rules: Polite Musings from a Timid Observer,” and most recently, “The New New Rules: A Funny Look at How Everybody But Me Has Their Head Up Their Ass.” Maher started his career as a stand-up comedian in 1979, and still performs at least fifty dates a year in Las Vegas and in sold out theaters all across the country. Three of his ten stand-up specials for HBO – 2007’s “The Decider,” 2005’s “I’m Swiss,” as well as the hilarious, “Bill Maher … But I’m Not Wrong,” – have been nominated for Emmy awards. Maher was born in New York City, raised in River Vale, N.J. and went to Cornell University. He now resides in Los Angeles. http://www.billmaher.com/

Through the Tasting Glass: The Wondrous Wines of Keuka Lake

September 27th, 2015

Keuka Lake…where wine making first began in the region over 150 years ago. It is the birthplace of the Finger Lakes wine industry and the home of wine innovation ever since. This tour celebrates the wineries on Keuka who made history all those years ago, and those who continue to make history with some of the most talked about wines in the region. The tour begins in the village square in the heart of Hammondsport.

Learn about the birth of the Finger Lakes grape and wine industry as we make our way to Pleasant Valley Wine Company, the first bonded winery in the United States. We will tour their historic winery, see the champagne caves from the late 1800’s, and learning how the winery grew to become Taylor Wine Company – one of the largest wine producers in the mid-twentieth century.

Taste one of the few remaining wines in the US that still can be referred to as Champagne, as well as other wines that defined the region in the late 1800s and post-prohibition 1900s. We will then head back into the village of Hammondsport to enjoy a wine-pairing lunch at Luna Mezza Grille featuring local finger lakes wines. After lunch, the tour continues at Dr. Konstantin Frank’s Wine Cellars, the igniter of the Vinifera wine revolution in the Finger Lakes. Enjoy a historically narrated wine tasting that unfolds half a century and three generations of wine making in the Frank family. Visit Chateau Frank, their family’s sparking wine facility.

Explore the cellar and learn the traditional champagne method of making sparking wine directly from the wine maker. The tour culminates with a private tasting at Heron Hill Winery, where we will feature vineyard-specific vintages of rieslings, cabernets and other Finger Lakes varietals that are defining our region in the 21st century. Price: $130 per person. This price includes the transportation, all tasting fees, the tour at Chateau Frank, lunch, and special food pairings. There is a 5 guest minimum needed in order to run this tour. Custom touring rates are available if this minimum is not reached.

Departure Locations: (This tour runs from 10am-6pm) La Tourelle Hotel and Spa, 1150 Danby Rd, Ithaca NY, 14850 Hotel Ithaca, 222 S. Cayuga St., Ithaca NY 14850 Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel, 16 North Franklin St., Watkins Glen NY 14891 Pavillion at Village Square in Hammondsport, 3 Park Place, Hammondsport NY 14840. Parking is available in the parking lot across the street on Mechanics Street. To book this tour visit http://experiencefingerlakes.com/ or call Experience! The Finger Lakes at 607-233-4818, Monday-Friday, 9AM-5PM.

This tour is only available for private parties upon request, beginning May 24 and ending November 29th. A minimum of 5 guests is required to run this tour, a maximum of 13 can be accommodated. Please call 607-233-4818 if you are interested in this tour for your party.

Rupert's Table - New Orleans Creole

September 28th, 2015

Join Chef Rupert for a three-course New Orleans Creole inspired meal at the Inns of Aurora, E.B. Morgan House. Package includes dinner, overnight accommodations and homemade breakfast in the morning. $400 per couple.

Fall Garden Mixer: Celebrate NYS Cider

September 30th, 2015

We're continuing our popular Summer Garden Mixers and adding one more to the calendar for fall. Join us in our Garden Tent to celebrate the beautiful autumn season in New York State that provides for our fastly growing cider and hard cider industry! Cideries from across New York State will showcase their prized ciders, along with other fall-friendly beverages for you to sample. The NYWCC Culinary Team will prepare light bites incorporating incredible local bounty. Bring your friends and kick off cider season with us! 6:00-8:00pm $10 per person

October

Open Mic. Night @ Brew and Brats at Arbor Hill

October 2nd, 2015

FRIDAY NIGHT Open Mic. hosted by Troy Cusson! FREE Live Music hosted by a local artist – bring your music talents with you and perform on stage. If that isn’t your thing then come enjoy everything we have to offer. FREE music from 6-9pm. Brew & Brats at Arbor Hill is open 12-9pm on Friday, Saturday & Sunday. Arbor Hill Winery & Grapery is open 10-5 Mon.-Sat., & 11-5 Sun.

Apple Harvest Festival

October 2nd, 2015 - October 4th, 2015

Ithaca's premier event of the Fall, Apple Harvest Festival is a three day celebration of food, fun, and apples! The 33rd Anniversary of the Great Downtown Ithaca Apple Harvest Festival set to take place on Friday October 2nd (12pm-6pm), Saturday October 3rd (10am-6pm) and Sunday October 4th (10am-6pm). The 2015 Apple Harvest Festival holds plenty of apple’s, local produce, fresh baked goods, family entertainment at every turn, games, rides, prizes and live performances on two stages. Apple Harvest Festival is a great introduction to the rich farm and artist community of Ithaca. First time visitors can witness a variety of wonderful local entertainment while also visiting the historical outdoor pedestrian shopping mall, The Ithaca Commons. The pedestrian mall is the epicenter of the festival and the gateway to a nostalgic journey to harvest season fun. Over 100 vendors will be selling unique apple varieties, hot apple cider donuts, kettle corn, local farm fresh baked goods and a multitude of around the world specialties. Local farmers are on site selling everything from tasty apple beverages to local pumpkins and of course, apples, apples and more apples. Wineries and cideries have regional beverages available for tasting and purchase. Kids can visit with the goats and learn how fiber is made with Laughing Goat Fiber Farm. Looking for quality goods, visit 50 different handcrafting artisans along Cayuga Street at the fall craft show which includes jewelry, ceramics, home decor, body care, specialty gifts, unique sculpture, clothing and so much more.

I Need A Father

October 2nd, 2015

I NEED A FATHER THE MUSICAL STAGE PLAY October 2, 2015 @ 7:00pm Tickets: On Sale 7/31 Price: $39.50 Groups of 10 or more save $4.50 per ticket Features, Gary Lil G Jenkins, from the hit R&B Group “Silk”, Alexis Spight, from the hit reality TV show, “Sundays Best”, national recording artist Julius “choSon” Spencer and gospel recording artist “Darcel Blue”. This musical stage play peeks into the house next door of a family and their struggles with secrets, pain, love and loss. This dramatic, intense yet funny presentation invites us in to see what happens as a mother seeks to reveal the truth to her family but is tied down by previous decisions.

Play Ball Gala

October 2nd, 2015

Attend Rochester’s most playful gala for grown-ups only—the Play Ball! Explore the museum while enjoying great entertainment, live and silent auctions, delicious food, and creative cocktails. Proceeds from The Play Ball benefit The Strong’s educational mission. Fees apply. (Please note: Museum will be closed on October 2)

Locktender's Cocktail Party & Annual Museum Fundraiser

October 2nd, 2015

Celebrate the Erie Canal and the museum that chronicles its history at the first Locktender’s Cocktail Party and Museum Fundraiser, October 2, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Erie Canal Museum in Syracuse. Includes wine tastings, fantastic food and desserts, a silent auction and entertainment. Tickets are $50 per person, and all proceeds benefit the mission and programs of the Erie Canal Museum. To order tickets or for more information email development@eriecanalmuseum.org.

Pumpkin Chunkin' at Varick Winery

October 3rd, 2015 - October 4th, 2015

Release your tensions by hurling pumpkins. How good is your aim? We dare you to try to hit the target! Guess the weight of Varick Winery's giant home-grown pumpkin and win a prize. 9:30am-6:00pm. $4.00 to sample six wines, fare is complimentary.

Brew & Brats at Arbor Hill Saturday Night Concert Series

October 3rd, 2015

Every Saturday night we will feature a talented musical act. Eva & The Dog Boys will be performing from 6:00PM until 9:00PM! As always, these concerts are FREE to attend. Bring some friends and enjoy with us. Arbor Hill wine, wine slushies’, homemade root beer and Brew & Brats craft beer will be available alongside our delicious locally made Brats (Bratwursts). The colorful Adirondack chairs are out and the tents are up! Come Enjoy! Brew & Brats at Arbor Hill is open 12-9pm on Friday, Saturday & Sunday. Arbor Hill Winery & Grapery is open 10-5 Mon.-Sat., & 11-5 Sun.

The Paulsen Baker Band

October 3rd, 2015

7:00 pm at Bristol Valley Theater - It wouldn't be fall without our annual visit from the Finger Lakes' favorite folk band. Tickets go fast for this not-to-be-missed musical event. Tickets prices: $15 for adults; $10 for ages 12-18; $5 for under 12.

Sid the Science Kid: The Super-Duper Exhibit Opening

October 3rd, 2015 - October 4th, 2015

This exhibit brings the award-winning PBS KIDS TV series Sid the Science Kid to life. For the first time ever, kids can step into Sid’s world and become science kids themselves as they discover and investigate everyday science questions around Sid’s home, and at school—in the Super Fab Lab and on the playground. Through hands-on activities, kids use scientific tools and thinking to learn about simple machines, the laws of motion, magnetism, air power, and the five senses. Opening weekend only, guests can make a microphone craft, meet and take photos with Sid! Included with general museum admission fees. Sid the Science Kid: The Super-Duper Exhibit! created by The Magic House® in collaboration with The Jim Henson Company

Naples Open Studio Trail

October 3rd, 2015

The Naples Open Studio Trail is a group of dynamic, innovative artists that invite the public into their studios to share their craft, demonstrate how they work, and create a better understanding of the arts. They work in oils, glass, silk, watercolors, ceramics, metal, wood, textiles, and leather, and create paintings, sculpture, wearables, furniture, jewelry, photography, housewares, etc. These artists typically sell their wares in galleries and craft fairs; during the Studio Trail weekend, purchases and commissions can be made directly with the artist. This free event occurs on the first weekend of every October.

First Friday Gallery Night

October 3rd, 2015

First Friday Gallery Night is a monthly community celebration taking place in and around Downtown Ithaca. Local galleries and art houses host special receptions, performances, screenings, and other events showcasing the work of local, national, and international artists. Gallery Night is free and open to the public. Gallery Night takes place on the first Friday of every month from 5:00 - 8:00pm. Gallery guides with maps of participating locations and show descriptions are available at all participating venues. Discover what makes Ithaca such a marvelous place to live, work, dream, and play!

34th Annual Wineglass Marathon

October 4th, 2015

Join us in welcoming 6,000 runners to this year's Wineglass Marathon! Runners will enjoy time in our historic district and at the Wineglass expo, held at the Corning Museum of Glass, on both Friday and Saturday, before finishing the 26.2 mile race on Corning's Historic Market Street! We ask you all to join us in cheering the runners on, and encourage you to check out individual business listings to see what exciting Wineglass related opportunities await you during Wineglass Weekend!

Through the Tasting Glass: The Wondrous Wines of Keuka Lake

October 4th, 2015

Keuka Lake…where wine making first began in the region over 150 years ago. It is the birthplace of the Finger Lakes wine industry and the home of wine innovation ever since. This tour celebrates the wineries on Keuka who made history all those years ago, and those who continue to make history with some of the most talked about wines in the region. The tour begins in the village square in the heart of Hammondsport.

Learn about the birth of the Finger Lakes grape and wine industry as we make our way to Pleasant Valley Wine Company, the first bonded winery in the United States. We will tour their historic winery, see the champagne caves from the late 1800’s, and learning how the winery grew to become Taylor Wine Company – one of the largest wine producers in the mid-twentieth century.

Taste one of the few remaining wines in the US that still can be referred to as Champagne, as well as other wines that defined the region in the late 1800s and post-prohibition 1900s. We will then head back into the village of Hammondsport to enjoy a wine-pairing lunch at Luna Mezza Grille featuring local finger lakes wines. After lunch, the tour continues at Dr. Konstantin Frank’s Wine Cellars, the igniter of the Vinifera wine revolution in the Finger Lakes.

Enjoy a historically narrated wine tasting that unfolds half a century and three generations of wine making in the Frank family. Visit Chateau Frank, their family’s sparking wine facility. Explore the cellar and learn the traditional champagne method of making sparking wine directly from the wine maker. The tour culminates with a private tasting at Heron Hill Winery, where we will feature vineyard-specific vintages of rieslings, cabernets and other Finger Lakes varietals that are defining our region in the 21st century. Price: $130 per person. This price includes the transportation, all tasting fees, the tour at Chateau Frank, lunch, and special food pairings. There is a 5 guest minimum needed in order to run this tour. Custom touring rates are available if this minimum is not reached.

Departure Locations: (This tour runs from 10am-6pm) La Tourelle Hotel and Spa, 1150 Danby Rd, Ithaca NY, 14850 Hotel Ithaca, 222 S. Cayuga St., Ithaca NY 14850 Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel, 16 North Franklin St., Watkins Glen NY 14891 Pavillion at Village Square in Hammondsport, 3 Park Place, Hammondsport NY 14840. Parking is available in the parking lot across the street on Mechanics Street. To book this tour visit http://experiencefingerlakes.com/ or call Experience! The Finger Lakes at 607-233-4818, Monday-Friday, 9AM-5PM.

This tour is only available for private parties upon request, beginning May 24 and ending November 29th. A minimum of 5 guests is required to run this tour, a maximum of 13 can be accommodated. Please call 607-233-4818 if you are interested in this tour for your party.

Rupert's Table - Italian Feast

October 5th, 2015

Join Chef Rupert for a three-course Italian Feast at the Inns of Aurora, E.B. Morgan House. Package includes dinner, overnight accommodations and homemade breakfast in the morning. $400 per couple.

Disney's NEWSIES

October 6th, 2015 - October 11th, 2015

October 6-11, 2015 They delivered the papers, until they made the headlines…Direct from Broadway comes NEWSIES, the smash-hit, crowd-pleasing new musical from Disney. Winner of the 2012 Tony Awards® for Best Score and Best Choreography, NEWSIES has audiences and critics alike calling it “A MUSICAL WORTH SINGING ABOUT!” (The New York Times). Filled with one heart-pounding number after another, it’s a high-energy explosion of song and dance you just don’t want to miss. Based on true events, NEWSIES tells the captivating story of a band of underdogs who become unlikely heroes when they stand up to the most powerful men in New York. It’s a rousing tale about fighting for what’s right…and staying true to who you are. NEWSIES was brought to the stage by an award-winning creative team. It features a score by Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast) and Jack Feldman (The Lion King II: Simba’s Pride) and a book by Harvey Fierstein (La Cage Aux Folles), with choreography by Christopher Gattelli (South Pacific) and direction by Jeff Calhoun (Big River). Now is the time to seize the day with NEWSIES. NewsiesTheMusical.com

Disney's Newsies

October 6th, 2015

Show Schedule: Tuesday - 7:30pm Wednesday - 7:30pm Thursday - 7:30pm Friday - 8:00pm Saturday - 2:00pm & 8:00pm Sunday - 1:00pm & 6:30pm Age Recommendation: 6+ Run Time: TBA They delivered the papers, until they made the headlines…Direct from Broadway comes NEWSIES, the smash-hit, crowd-pleasing new musical from Disney. Winner of the 2012 Tony Awards® for Best Score and Best Choreography, NEWSIES has audiences and critics alike calling it “A MUSICAL WORTH SINGING ABOUT!” (The New York Times). Filled with one heart-pounding number after another, it’s a high-energy explosion of song and dance you just don’t want to miss. Based on true events, NEWSIES tells the captivating story of a band of underdogs who become unlikely heroes when they stand up to the most powerful men in New York. It’s a rousing tale about fighting for what’s right…and staying true to who you are. NEWSIES was brought to the stage by an award-winning creative team. It features a score by Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast) and Jack Feldman (The Lion King II: Simba’s Pride) and a book by Harvey Fierstein (La Cage Aux Folles), with choreography by Christopher Gattelli (South Pacific) and direction by Jeff Calhoun (Big River). Now is the time to seize the day with NEWSIES. NewsiesTheMusical.com

The Gould Hotel Presents a lecture by Jill Tietjen

October 7th, 2015

The Gould Hotel presents Great Women in and around Seneca Falls lecture series. Join us for a lecture given by Jill Tietjen, CEO of the National Women’s Hall of Fame, author of Her Story, STEM Champion, Speaker and Blogger. Seneca Falls, NY is the birthplace of the women’s rights movement and the home of the National Women’s Hall of Fame. 12:00 pm. Lunch included. $19.95 per person. Call 315.712.4000 for reservations. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the National Women's Hall of Fame

Balloons Around the World

October 7th, 2015

Be amazed as local balloon artists, including Larry Moss and Kelly Cheatle of Airigami, create a large balloon sculpture to help celebrate the 16th annual Balloons Around the World event. Included with general museum admission fees.

Open Mic. Night @ Brew and Brats at Arbor Hill

October 9th, 2015

FRIDAY NIGHT Open Mic. hosted by Jason Almekinder! FREE Live Music hosted by a local artist – bring your music talents with you and perform on stage. If that isn’t your thing then come enjoy everything we have to offer. FREE music from 6-9pm. Brew & Brats at Arbor Hill is open 12-9pm on Friday, Saturday & Sunday. Arbor Hill Winery & Grapery is open 10-5 Mon.-Sat., & 11-5 Sun.

Pumpkin Chunkin' at Varick Winery

October 10th, 2015

Release your tensions by hurling pumpkins. How good is your aim? We dare you to try to hit the target! Guess the weight of Varick Winery's giant home-grown pumpkin and win a prize. 9:30am-6:00pm. $4.00 wine tasting fee.

Columbus Day Science Fun with Sid

October 10th, 2015 - October 12th, 2015

Meet and take photos with Sid. Explore the exhibit and create your own science journal, just like Sid’s! Stop by Science Stations to experiment with magnets, use magnifying glasses, build catapults, and more. Included with general museum admission fees.

Brew & Brats at Arbor Hill Saturday Night Concert Series

October 10th, 2015

Every Saturday night we will feature a talented musical act. Men Behaving Badly will be performing from 6:00PM until 9:00PM! As always, these concerts are FREE to attend. Bring some friends and enjoy with us. Arbor Hill wine, wine slushies’, homemade root beer and Brew & Brats craft beer will be available alongside our delicious locally made Brats (Bratwursts). The colorful Adirondack chairs are out and the tents are up! Come Enjoy! Brew & Brats at Arbor Hill is open 12-9pm on Friday, Saturday & Sunday. Arbor Hill Winery & Grapery is open 10-5 Mon.-Sat., & 11-5 Sun.

CB Craft Brewers Autumn Festival of Ales 2015

October 10th, 2015

It's Autumn Festival of Ales time again -- the most unique beer festival in the State of New York! Featuring over 40 brews made by CB Craft Brewers exclusively for their prestigious Private Label partners, along with CB Brand beers such as The Caged Alpha Monkey IPA. Enjoy live music by "The High Falls Drifters", hand-rolled cigar demonstrations, the Annual Mercy Flight "People's Choice Chili Cook-off", new product releases and the gorgeous fall setting of Honeoye Falls, NY. Tickets $35 in advance, $45 at the festival. For complete listing of ticket sales go to www.cbcraftbrewers.com or TicketMaster.com

Fiddlers of the Genesee

October 11th, 2015

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

Through the Tasting Glass: The Wondrous Wines of Keuka Lake

October 11th, 2015

Keuka Lake…where wine making first began in the region over 150 years ago. It is the birthplace of the Finger Lakes wine industry and the home of wine innovation ever since. This tour celebrates the wineries on Keuka who made history all those years ago, and those who continue to make history with some of the most talked about wines in the region. The tour begins in the village square in the heart of Hammondsport.

Learn about the birth of the Finger Lakes grape and wine industry as we make our way to Pleasant Valley Wine Company, the first bonded winery in the United States. We will tour their historic winery, see the champagne caves from the late 1800’s, and learning how the winery grew to become Taylor Wine Company – one of the largest wine producers in the mid-twentieth century.

Taste one of the few remaining wines in the US that still can be referred to as Champagne, as well as other wines that defined the region in the late 1800s and post-prohibition 1900s. We will then head back into the village of Hammondsport to enjoy a wine-pairing lunch at Luna Mezza Grille featuring local finger lakes wines. After lunch, the tour continues at Dr. Konstantin Frank’s Wine Cellars, the igniter of the Vinifera wine revolution in the Finger Lakes. Enjoy a historically narrated wine tasting that unfolds half a century and three generations of wine making in the Frank family. Visit Chateau Frank, their family’s sparking wine facility.

Explore the cellar and learn the traditional champagne method of making sparking wine directly from the wine maker. The tour culminates with a private tasting at Heron Hill Winery, where we will feature vineyard-specific vintages of rieslings, cabernets and other Finger Lakes varietals that are defining our region in the 21st century. Price: $130 per person. This price includes the transportation, all tasting fees, the tour at Chateau Frank, lunch, and special food pairings. There is a 5 guest minimum needed in order to run this tour. Custom touring rates are available if this minimum is not reached.

Departure Locations: (This tour runs from 10am-6pm) La Tourelle Hotel and Spa, 1150 Danby Rd, Ithaca NY, 14850 Hotel Ithaca, 222 S. Cayuga St., Ithaca NY 14850 Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel, 16 North Franklin St., Watkins Glen NY 14891 Pavillion at Village Square in Hammondsport, 3 Park Place, Hammondsport NY 14840. Parking is available in the parking lot across the street on Mechanics Street. To book this tour visit http://experiencefingerlakes.com/ or call Experience! The Finger Lakes at 607-233-4818, Monday-Friday, 9AM-5PM.

This tour is only available for private parties upon request, beginning May 24 and ending November 29th. A minimum of 5 guests is required to run this tour, a maximum of 13 can be accommodated. Please call 607-233-4818 if you are interested in this tour for your party.

Inns of Aurora - Cooking Class - Soup & Salad

October 15th, 2015

Each class includes overnight accommodations at the Inns of Aurora, Rowland House, cooking instruction, take home recipes and a special gift.

The Gourmet Cabaret

October 15th, 2015 - October 18th, 2015

2:00 pm at Bristol Valley Theater - Four of your BVT favorites present a "tastefully tuneful" performance that is sure to excite your taste buds as much as it excites your ears. You'll dance along to the "Java Jive" and gobble down your "Cheeseburger in Paradise" during this celebration of everyone's favorite subject - "Food Glorious Food!"  $33 General; $31 Senior (60+); $17 College Student; $12 Children 18 & younger

Open Mic. Night @ Brew and Brats at Arbor Hill

October 16th, 2015

FRIDAY NIGHT Open Mic. hosted by Tom Chamberlain! FREE Live Music hosted by a local artist – bring your music talents with you and perform on stage. If that isn’t your thing then come enjoy everything we have to offer. FREE music from 6-9pm. Brew & Brats at Arbor Hill is open 12-9pm on Friday, Saturday & Sunday. Arbor Hill Winery & Grapery is open 10-5 Mon.-Sat., & 11-5 Sun.

Chestnut Festival

October 17th, 2015

Each fall we harvest the chestnuts grown right at Goose Watch Winery and host one of the biggest celebrations of the year! From 1pm to 6pm enjoy LIVE music while you sample a variety of foods made from our own chestnuts. While you’re here you can also have fun playing lawn games while overlooking the beautiful fall foliage on Cayuga Lake! There is no admission fee and there will be wine, food and Cayuga Lake Creamery available for purchase.

Pumpkin Chunkin' at Varick Winery

October 17th, 2015 - October 18th, 2015

Release your tensions by hurling pumpkins. How good is your aim? We dare you to try to hit the target! Guess the weight of Varick Winery's giant home-grown pumpkin and win a prize. 9:30am-6:00pm. $4.00 wine tasting fee.

Brew & Brats at Arbor Hill Saturday Night Concert Series

October 17th, 2015

Every Saturday night we will feature a talented musical act. Hank and the Hustlers will be performing from 6:00PM until 9:00PM! As always, these concerts are FREE to attend. Bring some friends and enjoy with us. Arbor Hill wine, wine slushies’, homemade root beer and Brew & Brats craft beer will be available alongside our delicious locally made Brats (Bratwursts). The colorful Adirondack chairs are out and the tents are up! Come Enjoy! Brew & Brats at Arbor Hill is open 12-9pm on Friday, Saturday & Sunday. Arbor Hill Winery & Grapery is open 10-5 Mon.-Sat., & 11-5 Sun.

Through the Tasting Glass: The Wondrous Wines of Keuka Lake

October 18th, 2015

Keuka Lake…where wine making first began in the region over 150 years ago. It is the birthplace of the Finger Lakes wine industry and the home of wine innovation ever since. This tour celebrates the wineries on Keuka who made history all those years ago, and those who continue to make history with some of the most talked about wines in the region. The tour begins in the village square in the heart of Hammondsport.

Learn about the birth of the Finger Lakes grape and wine industry as we make our way to Pleasant Valley Wine Company, the first bonded winery in the United States. We will tour their historic winery, see the champagne caves from the late 1800’s, and learning how the winery grew to become Taylor Wine Company – one of the largest wine producers in the mid-twentieth century.

Taste one of the few remaining wines in the US that still can be referred to as Champagne, as well as other wines that defined the region in the late 1800s and post-prohibition 1900s. We will then head back into the village of Hammondsport to enjoy a wine-pairing lunch at Luna Mezza Grille featuring local finger lakes wines. After lunch, the tour continues at Dr. Konstantin Frank’s Wine Cellars, the igniter of the Vinifera wine revolution in the Finger Lakes. Enjoy a historically narrated wine tasting that unfolds half a century and three generations of wine making in the Frank family. Visit Chateau Frank, their family’s sparking wine facility.

Explore the cellar and learn the traditional champagne method of making sparking wine directly from the wine maker. The tour culminates with a private tasting at Heron Hill Winery, where we will feature vineyard-specific vintages of rieslings, cabernets and other Finger Lakes varietals that are defining our region in the 21st century. Price: $130 per person. This price includes the transportation, all tasting fees, the tour at Chateau Frank, lunch, and special food pairings. There is a 5 guest minimum needed in order to run this tour. Custom touring rates are available if this minimum is not reached.

Departure Locations: (This tour runs from 10am-6pm) La Tourelle Hotel and Spa, 1150 Danby Rd, Ithaca NY, 14850 Hotel Ithaca, 222 S. Cayuga St., Ithaca NY 14850 Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel, 16 North Franklin St., Watkins Glen NY 14891 Pavillion at Village Square in Hammondsport, 3 Park Place, Hammondsport NY 14840. Parking is available in the parking lot across the street on Mechanics Street. To book this tour visit http://experiencefingerlakes.com/ or call Experience! The Finger Lakes at 607-233-4818, Monday-Friday, 9AM-5PM.

This tour is only available for private parties upon request, beginning May 24 and ending November 29th. A minimum of 5 guests is required to run this tour, a maximum of 13 can be accommodated. Please call 607-233-4818 if you are interested in this tour for your party.

History Alive!

October 21st, 2015

6:30 p.m.; FREE Rodrigo's Land: A Story About the First Man to Spot Land on Columbus's Voyage A presentation by Steven Farrington. For more information, contact the Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum at (315) 483-4936.

Open Mic. Night @ Brew and Brats at Arbor Hill

October 23rd, 2015

FRIDAY NIGHT Open Mic. hosted by Rick Constantino! FREE Live Music hosted by a local artist – bring your music talents with you and perform on stage. If that isn’t your thing then come enjoy everything we have to offer. FREE music from 6-9pm. Brew & Brats at Arbor Hill is open 12-9pm on Friday, Saturday & Sunday. Arbor Hill Winery & Grapery is open 10-5 Mon.-Sat., & 11-5 Sun.

Pumpkin Chunkin' at Varick Winery

October 24th, 2015 - October 25th, 2015

Release your tensions by hurling pumpkins. How good is your aim? We dare you to try to hit the target! Guess the weight of Varick Winery's giant home-grown pumpkin and win a prize. 9:30am-6:00pm. $4.00 wine tasting fee.

Brew & Brats at Arbor Hill Saturday Night Concert Series

October 24th, 2015

Every Saturday night we will feature a talented musical act. Meyer & McGuire will be performing from 6:00PM until 9:00PM! As always, these concerts are FREE to attend. Bring some friends and enjoy with us. Arbor Hill wine, wine slushies’, homemade root beer and Brew & Brats craft beer will be available alongside our delicious locally made Brats (Bratwursts). The colorful Adirondack chairs are out and the tents are up! Come Enjoy! Brew & Brats at Arbor Hill is open 12-9pm on Friday, Saturday & Sunday. Arbor Hill Winery & Grapery is open 10-5 Mon.-Sat., & 11-5 Sun.

Farm-to-Table Wine & Cooking Adventure

October 24th, 2015

Immerse yourself in the bounty the Finger Lakes. On this one-of-a-kind culinary wine tour, you will create a Finger Lakes meal from the ground up. Our day unfolds at Silver Queen Farm. Upon arrival, you are greeted by the farmer, who will take you into his fields to harvest the days bounty for your cooking class. Upon your return, regional chef Brud Holland will be ready to begin the class. Part hands on, part demonstration class, you will learn and discover the beauty and richness of making a meal with ingredients grown from the farm.

With your assistance, Chef Brud will prepare and demonstrate the creation of a three-course lunch featuring the farm’s ingredients and wines made at local Silver Thread Vineyards. Enjoy the flavors of the Finger Lakes as you learn about preparation and cooking methods, shopping tips, and the magic behind the wonderful regional food of our area. Each guest receives the recipes from the meal, and has the opportunity to purchase the farm-fresh ingredients to bring a bit of of Finger Lakes freshness home with you. After the class, we make our way to Silver Thread Vineyards. Here you will meet Shannon or Paul Brock, the winery’s owners and winemakers. They will share with you a vineyard tour and wine cellar experience that describes what goes into making their fabulous award-winning wines. You will then enjoy a wine tasting paired with Finger Lakes cheese and other locally sourced products. Afterwards, you will of course have the opportunity to purchase the wine featured during your cooking class to complete your home menu.

Join us for this very special tour series, expand your mind, palate, and skills as you indulge in the wonders of the Finger Lakes. Price: $145 per person. There is a minimum 8 person total guest count needed in order to run this tour. This price includes transportation, tasting fee, the cooking class, and the meal. Gratuity for tour guide is not included. 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 To book this tour visit http://experiencefingerlakes.com/ or call Experience! The Finger Lakes at 607-233-4818, Monday-Friday, 9AM-5PM.

A Taste of the Finger Lakes!

October 24th, 2015

2:00-4:00 pm at Bristol Valley Theater - Spend a delicious afternoon sampling culinary delights specially prepared by the chefs from a cornucopia of local restaurants paired with tempting tastes of the tastiest local vintages. $20 admission buys you and your palate a ticket to paradise! (21 and older only)

Jubilee Live Folk Music - JOE CROOKSTON

October 24th, 2015

It's possible you've never heard of him. Trust us ~ You'll be more than glad you came to this show. Joe Crookston lives in Ithaca, NY~ tours regularly in the US, Ireland and Canada. He was awarded the "Album of the Year" by the International Folk Alliance, and received a year-long songwriting grant from the Rockefeller Foundation. From the first strum of his 1948 Gibson you'll be drawn in and deeply moved by his music and stories. It happens every time. Grab a friend. Decide to come.

Annual Harvest Festival at Buttonwood Grove

October 24th, 2015

1:00 – 5:00 PM - Join us for our Annual Harvest Festival and sit back and enjoy the music of Phil Dumond. A native of Watertown, N.Y Phil has been playing small concert venues and showcases for close to 30 years, opening for such acts as Buffalo Springfield, Benny Mardonis, George Jones and Willy Nelson. Using a looping system Phil’s rhythm’s and layering adds a complex texture to his music. Close your eyes and you will swear there’s more than a solo act going on! We’ll have food, vendors, wine pairings, wine slushies, and more! No cover charge.

Playing with Power: 30 Years of the Nintendo Entertainment System Exhibit Opening

October 24th, 2015 - October 25th, 2015

Explore the history of Nintendo and trace the evolution of its groundbreaking Nintendo Entertainment System. Opening weekend only, meet Mario and enjoy juggling and magic tricks by Magical John featuring Nintendo's iconic video game characters on Saturday at 11 a.m., noon, and 1 p.m. and Sunday at 1 and 2 p.m. Challenge family members to guess popular video game characters by their silhouettes and create a Nintendo-inspired craft. Included with general museum admission fees.

Murder Mystery Dinner at the Rowland House - Aurora, NY

October 24th, 2015

Come to the Aurora Inn, Rowland House for a three-course dinner and participate in a murder mystery. Package includes a wine and cheese reception, dinner and overnight accommodations. $475 per couple.

Through the Tasting Glass: The Wondrous Wines of Keuka Lake

October 25th, 2015

Keuka Lake…where wine making first began in the region over 150 years ago. It is the birthplace of the Finger Lakes wine industry and the home of wine innovation ever since. This tour celebrates the wineries on Keuka who made history all those years ago, and those who continue to make history with some of the most talked about wines in the region. The tour begins in the village square in the heart of Hammondsport.

Learn about the birth of the Finger Lakes grape and wine industry as we make our way to Pleasant Valley Wine Company, the first bonded winery in the United States. We will tour their historic winery, see the champagne caves from the late 1800’s, and learning how the winery grew to become Taylor Wine Company – one of the largest wine producers in the mid-twentieth century.

Taste one of the few remaining wines in the US that still can be referred to as Champagne, as well as other wines that defined the region in the late 1800s and post-prohibition 1900s. We will then head back into the village of Hammondsport to enjoy a wine-pairing lunch at Luna Mezza Grille featuring local finger lakes wines. After lunch, the tour continues at Dr. Konstantin Frank’s Wine Cellars, the igniter of the Vinifera wine revolution in the Finger Lakes. Enjoy a historically narrated wine tasting that unfolds half a century and three generations of wine making in the Frank family. Visit Chateau Frank, their family’s sparking wine facility.

Explore the cellar and learn the traditional champagne method of making sparking wine directly from the wine maker. The tour culminates with a private tasting at Heron Hill Winery, where we will feature vineyard-specific vintages of rieslings, cabernets and other Finger Lakes varietals that are defining our region in the 21st century. Price: $130 per person. This price includes the transportation, all tasting fees, the tour at Chateau Frank, lunch, and special food pairings. There is a 5 guest minimum needed in order to run this tour. Custom touring rates are available if this minimum is not reached.

Departure Locations: (This tour runs from 10am-6pm) La Tourelle Hotel and Spa, 1150 Danby Rd, Ithaca NY, 14850 Hotel Ithaca, 222 S. Cayuga St., Ithaca NY 14850 Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel, 16 North Franklin St., Watkins Glen NY 14891 Pavillion at Village Square in Hammondsport, 3 Park Place, Hammondsport NY 14840. Parking is available in the parking lot across the street on Mechanics Street. To book this tour visit http://experiencefingerlakes.com/ or call Experience! The Finger Lakes at 607-233-4818, Monday-Friday, 9AM-5PM.

This tour is only available for private parties upon request, beginning May 24 and ending November 29th. A minimum of 5 guests is required to run this tour, a maximum of 13 can be accommodated. Please call 607-233-4818 if you are interested in this tour for your party.

Rupert's Table - Tex Mex Fusion

October 26th, 2015

Join Chef Rupert for a three-course Tex Mex Fusion inspired meal at the Inns of Aurora, E.B. Morgan House. Package includes dinner, overnight accommodations and homemade breakfast in the morning. $400 per couple.

Toddler Trick-or-Treat

October 30th, 2015

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

Open Mic. Night @ Brew and Brats at Arbor Hill

October 30th, 2015

FRIDAY NIGHT Open Mic. hosted by Creeks Edge! FREE Live Music hosted by a local artist – bring your music talents with you and perform on stage. If that isn’t your thing then come enjoy everything we have to offer. FREE music from 6-9pm. Brew & Brats at Arbor Hill is open 12-9pm on Friday, Saturday & Sunday. Arbor Hill Winery & Grapery is open 10-5 Mon.-Sat., & 11-5 Sun.

Pumpkin Chunkin' at Varick Winery

October 31st, 2015

Release your tensions by hurling pumpkins. How good is your aim? We dare you to try to hit the target! Guess the weight of Varick Winery's giant home-grown pumpkin and win a prize. 9:30am-6:00pm. $4.00 wine tasting fee.

Brew & Brats at Arbor Hill Saturday Night Concert Series

October 31st, 2015

Happy Halloween! The Stid Hill Stompers will be performing from 6:00PM until 9:00PM! As always, these concerts are FREE to attend. Bring some friends and enjoy with us. Arbor Hill wine, wine slushies’, homemade root beer and Brew & Brats craft beer will be available alongside our delicious locally made Brats (Bratwursts). The colorful Adirondack chairs are out and the tents are up! Come Enjoy! Brew & Brats at Arbor Hill is open 12-9pm on Friday, Saturday & Sunday. Arbor Hill Winery & Grapery is open 10-5 Mon.-Sat., & 11-5 Sun.

The Best of Seneca West Wine Tour

October 31st, 2015

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 10:30 am-4:30 pm) Hotel Ithaca, 222 S. Cayuga St., Ithaca, NY 14850 Geneva on the Lake, 1001 Lochland Rd (Rte 14), Geneva NY 14456 Belhurst Castle, 4069 Westlake Rd., Geneva NY 14456 To book, visit http://experiencefingerlakes.com/ or call Experience! The Finger Lakes at 607-233-4818, Monday through Friday, 9AM-5PM.

2nd Anniversary Party

October 31st, 2015

Debut of our famous Smokin’ Pumpkin Beer! Music by Landmark Food Truck: TBA

Murder Mystery Dinner at the Rowland House - Aurora, NY

October 31st, 2015

Come to the Aurora Inn, Rowland House for a three-course dinner and participate in a murder mystery. Package includes a wine and cheese reception, dinner and overnight accommodations. $475 per couple.

November

Through the Tasting Glass: The Wondrous Wines of Keuka Lake

November 1st, 2015

Keuka Lake…where wine making first began in the region over 150 years ago. It is the birthplace of the Finger Lakes wine industry and the home of wine innovation ever since. This tour celebrates the wineries on Keuka who made history all those years ago, and those who continue to make history with some of the most talked about wines in the region. The tour begins in the village square in the heart of Hammondsport.

Learn about the birth of the Finger Lakes grape and wine industry as we make our way to Pleasant Valley Wine Company, the first bonded winery in the United States. We will tour their historic winery, see the champagne caves from the late 1800’s, and learning how the winery grew to become Taylor Wine Company – one of the largest wine producers in the mid-twentieth century.

Taste one of the few remaining wines in the US that still can be referred to as Champagne, as well as other wines that defined the region in the late 1800s and post-prohibition 1900s. We will then head back into the village of Hammondsport to enjoy a wine-pairing lunch at Luna Mezza Grille featuring local finger lakes wines. After lunch, the tour continues at Dr. Konstantin Frank’s Wine Cellars, the igniter of the Vinifera wine revolution in the Finger Lakes. Enjoy a historically narrated wine tasting that unfolds half a century and three generations of wine making in the Frank family. Visit Chateau Frank, their family’s sparking wine facility.

Explore the cellar and learn the traditional champagne method of making sparking wine directly from the wine maker. The tour culminates with a private tasting at Heron Hill Winery, where we will feature vineyard-specific vintages of rieslings, cabernets and other Finger Lakes varietals that are defining our region in the 21st century. Price: $130 per person. This price includes the transportation, all tasting fees, the tour at Chateau Frank, lunch, and special food pairings. There is a 5 guest minimum needed in order to run this tour. Custom touring rates are available if this minimum is not reached.

Departure Locations: (This tour runs from 10am-6pm) La Tourelle Hotel and Spa, 1150 Danby Rd, Ithaca NY, 14850 Hotel Ithaca, 222 S. Cayuga St., Ithaca NY 14850 Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel, 16 North Franklin St., Watkins Glen NY 14891 Pavillion at Village Square in Hammondsport, 3 Park Place, Hammondsport NY 14840. Parking is available in the parking lot across the street on Mechanics Street. To book this tour visit http://experiencefingerlakes.com/ or call Experience! The Finger Lakes at 607-233-4818, Monday-Friday, 9AM-5PM.

This tour is only available for private parties upon request, beginning May 24 and ending November 29th. A minimum of 5 guests is required to run this tour, a maximum of 13 can be accommodated. Please call 607-233-4818 if you are interested in this tour for your party.

Inns of Aurora - Cooking Class - Thanksgiving Table

November 5th, 2015

Each class includes overnight accommodations at the Inns of Aurora, Rowland House, cooking instruction, dinner, take home recipes and a special gift.

National Toy Hall of Fame Induction

November 5th, 2015

The 2015 toy honorees are revealed at a public ceremony that takes place at 10:30 a.m. Included with general museum admission fees.

VICTOR MANUELLE

November 6th, 2015

VÍCTOR MANUELLE QUE SUENEN LOS TAMBORES November 6, 2015 @ 8:00pm Tickets: On Sale 8/7 Price: $51.00, $71.00, $121.00* *$121 ticket includes a copy of Victor’s new album VÍCTOR MANUELLE has sold more than six million records worldwide, two million of them in the US and Puerto Rico. He’s had four RIAA-certified multiplatinum albums, six platinum, and six gold. He’s had an incredible forty-two charting singles on the Billboard Hot Latin Songs chart, and twenty-five #1 Latin Tropical Airplay singles, most recently 2015’s “Que Suenen Los Tambores,” which also reached #1 on Billboard Latin Airplay. He’s notched eleven #1 Latin Tropical albums and one #1 Latin Pop album (2009’s Muy Personal). Awards include four Billboard Latin Music Awards, four Premio Lo Nuestro, the Premio del Diario La Prensa, the ASCAP Golden Note Award, multiple GRAMMY and Latin GRAMMY award nominations, a Proclamation from the City of New York, and many others.

Mike Epps Real Deal Tour

November 7th, 2015

MIKE EPPS REAL DEAL TOUR Alongside Earthquake November 7, 2015 @ 7pm Tickets: On Sale Now Price: $47.50-$52.00 Sold out shows, nationwide tours, big screen hits and the thrill of a hip hop audience eager to watch Mike Epps own the stage has him ready to bring his new tour, The Real Deal Tour, to Rochester. The tour will also bring special guest, comedian Earthquake. Mike Epps has been generating an extraordinary amount of buzz among his peers for being not only one of the funniest comic actors in town, but also for his burgeoning dramatic talent. Mike is currently in production for the second season of his starring role in the Starz series “Survivor’s Remorse” produced LeBron James and Mike O’Malley. He recently completed an arch on the BET show “Being Mary Jane” and the Universal feature “Term Life” starring opposite Vince Vaughan and Hallie Steinfield. He is also in the midst of production for the HBO bio-pic “Bessie” based on Bessie Smith, played by Queen Latifah and well has preparing for his highly coveted role as legendary comedian Richard Pryor in the upcoming Lee Daniel’s biopic. Also, be on the look-out for Mike Epps on the small screen this coming fall staring in ABC’s remake of “Uncle Buck”, a twist on the classic John Hughes film starring John Candy. In 2009, Mike headlined his hugely successful stand-up special, “Mike Epps: Underrated and Never Faded,” and in 2011 introduced the world to new comedic talent with, “Mike Epps Presents…,” both which aired on Showtime. He also released his first comedy rap album called “Funny Bidness: Da Album.” The album featured Snoop Dogg, Kid Rock, and Slim Thug to name a few. That year also marked the release of his comedy DVD “Funny Bidness.” With his undying love for hip-hop, Mike hosted the BET Hip-Hop Awards from 2009-2012. Other features include the Hangover franchise, “Faster,” “Hancock,” “Lottery Ticket,” “Next Day Air,” “Roll Bounce,” “The Fighting Temptations”, the Resident Evil franchise, “Bait”, “How High,” “Dr.Dolittle 2”, "Talk to Me", and "Guess Who?” Comedian Earthquake, who resides in New York, is the host of his own afternoon radio show on WBLS-FM in New York City. If you know his comedy style you know he is a no-holds-barred stand-up comic. Earthquake unleashed his iconic humor in his most recent riotous Showtime comedy special entitled, “These Ain’t Jokes”.

Sparkling Wine & Dessert Wine Pairing Event

November 7th, 2015

Join us as we spark the holiday season with a special tasting event featuring our sparkling wines and dessert wines. With your paid tasting you’ll receive a delicious complimentary dessert pairing. And what better way to start your holiday shopping than with some excellent sales on featured wines! Be sure to browse our loaded gift shop for a huge selection of assorted gifts, stocking stuffers, and so much more!

Bon Vivant

November 7th, 2015

It's that time of year! Harvest is coming to an end and the wines are finding a place in the cellar as we reflect and celebrate how lucky we are for the bounty that we have. We invite you to come share this joy as we celebrate the good life at our annual Bon Vivant party. We will be serving fine Hosmer Wine by the glass and delectable edibles to enjoy with a live performance from Donna Colton. This event will be held upstairs in the barn. Saturday, November 7th, 2 -5pm A small fee will be charged for admission. Exact amount TBD.

National Toy Hall of Fame Celebration

November 7th, 2015 - November 8th, 2015

A weekend of toy-filled revelry in conjunction with the 2015 National Toy Hall of Fame toy induction. Included with general museum admission fees.

First Friday Gallery Night

November 7th, 2015

First Friday Gallery Night is a monthly community celebration taking place in and around Downtown Ithaca. Local galleries and art houses host special receptions, performances, screenings, and other events showcasing the work of local, national, and international artists. Gallery Night is free and open to the public. Gallery Night takes place on the first Friday of every month from 5:00 - 8:00pm. Gallery guides with maps of participating locations and show descriptions are available at all participating venues. Discover what makes Ithaca such a marvelous place to live, work, dream, and play!

Through the Tasting Glass: The Wondrous Wines of Keuka Lake

November 8th, 2015

Keuka Lake…where wine making first began in the region over 150 years ago. It is the birthplace of the Finger Lakes wine industry and the home of wine innovation ever since. This tour celebrates the wineries on Keuka who made history all those years ago, and those who continue to make history with some of the most talked about wines in the region. The tour begins in the village square in the heart of Hammondsport.

Learn about the birth of the Finger Lakes grape and wine industry as we make our way to Pleasant Valley Wine Company, the first bonded winery in the United States. We will tour their historic winery, see the champagne caves from the late 1800’s, and learning how the winery grew to become Taylor Wine Company – one of the largest wine producers in the mid-twentieth century.

Taste one of the few remaining wines in the US that still can be referred to as Champagne, as well as other wines that defined the region in the late 1800s and post-prohibition 1900s. We will then head back into the village of Hammondsport to enjoy a wine-pairing lunch at Luna Mezza Grille featuring local finger lakes wines. After lunch, the tour continues at Dr. Konstantin Frank’s Wine Cellars, the igniter of the Vinifera wine revolution in the Finger Lakes. Enjoy a historically narrated wine tasting that unfolds half a century and three generations of wine making in the Frank family. Visit Chateau Frank, their family’s sparking wine facility.

Explore the cellar and learn the traditional champagne method of making sparking wine directly from the wine maker. The tour culminates with a private tasting at Heron Hill Winery, where we will feature vineyard-specific vintages of rieslings, cabernets and other Finger Lakes varietals that are defining our region in the 21st century. Price: $130 per person. This price includes the transportation, all tasting fees, the tour at Chateau Frank, lunch, and special food pairings. There is a 5 guest minimum needed in order to run this tour. Custom touring rates are available if this minimum is not reached.

Departure Locations: (This tour runs from 10am-6pm) La Tourelle Hotel and Spa, 1150 Danby Rd, Ithaca NY, 14850 Hotel Ithaca, 222 S. Cayuga St., Ithaca NY 14850 Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel, 16 North Franklin St., Watkins Glen NY 14891 Pavillion at Village Square in Hammondsport, 3 Park Place, Hammondsport NY 14840. Parking is available in the parking lot across the street on Mechanics Street. To book this tour visit http://experiencefingerlakes.com/ or call Experience! The Finger Lakes at 607-233-4818, Monday-Friday, 9AM-5PM.

This tour is only available for private parties upon request, beginning May 24 and ending November 29th. A minimum of 5 guests is required to run this tour, a maximum of 13 can be accommodated. Please call 607-233-4818 if you are interested in this tour for your party.

Motown The Musical

November 10th, 2015

Show Schedule: Tuesday - 7:30pm Wednesday - 7:30pm Thursday - 7:30pm Friday - 8:00pm Saturday - 2:00pm & 8:00pm Sunday - 1:00pm & 6:30pm Age Recommendation: 10+ Run Time: TBA “MORE THAN A BROADWAY SHOW. A CELEBRATION OF MUSIC THAT TRANSFORMED AMERICA!” – CBS Sunday Morning. It began as one man's story… became everyone's music… and is now Broadway's musical. MOTOWN THE MUSICAL is the true American dream story of Motown founder Berry Gordy’s journey from featherweight boxer to the heavyweight music mogul who launched the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson and many more. Motown shattered barriers, shaped our lives and made us all move to the same beat. Featuring classic songs such as “My Girl” and “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” experience the story behind the music in the record-breaking smash hit MOTOWN THE MUSICAL! MotownTheMusical.com

MOTOWN: The Musical

November 10th, 2015 - November 15th, 2015

November 10-15. 2015 “MORE THAN A BROADWAY SHOW. A CELEBRATION OF MUSIC THAT TRANSFORMED AMERICA!” – CBS Sunday Morning. It began as one man's story… became everyone's music… and is now Broadway's musical. MOTOWN THE MUSICAL is the true American dream story of Motown founder Berry Gordy’s journey from featherweight boxer to the heavyweight music mogul who launched the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson and many more. Motown shattered barriers, shaped our lives and made us all move to the same beat. Featuring classic songs such as “My Girl” and “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” experience the story behind the music in the record-breaking smash hit MOTOWN THE MUSICAL! MotownTheMusical.com

Get Ready for The Nutcracker and A Christmas Carol

November 11th, 2015

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

In Another Galaxy Weekend

November 14th, 2015 - November 15th, 2015

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

Inns of Aurora - Wine Dinner - Champagne & Burgundy

November 14th, 2015

Hosted in the elegant Lake Side Room of the Aurora Inn, join us for a culinary tour of France with a five course dinner paired with wines from the Bollinger House. A member of the Bollinger House and our Chef will be your culinary guides.

The Best of Seneca West Wine Tour

November 14th, 2015

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 10:30 am-4:30 pm) Hotel Ithaca, 222 S. Cayuga St., Ithaca, NY 14850 Geneva on the Lake, 1001 Lochland Rd (Rte 14), Geneva NY 14456 Belhurst Castle, 4069 Westlake Rd., Geneva NY 14456 To book, visit http://experiencefingerlakes.com/ or call Experience! The Finger Lakes at 607-233-4818, Monday-Friday, 9AM-5PM.

Finger Lakes Platinum Bridal Expo at the Elmira Country Club

November 15th, 2015

Local and Destination Brides, plan your wedding with over 45 of the Finger Lakes Region's most trusted and sought after Wedding and Event Professionals, Specialty Businesses and Venues at Special Event Network's 23rd Finger Lakes Platinum Bridal Expo hosted by the Elmira Country Club on Sunday, November 15, from 12:00pm-3:00pm.

See the latest in new ideas. concepts and trends. Products and services to fit every budget. Beautiful displays, show specials, limos, cake tastings, Ben & Jerry's tastings, photo booth photos, couture bridal fashions and tuxedos all day and so much more at the most attended and largest bridal expo in our area. 23 attending brides will each win a $25 Gift Certificate. One bridal expo you will not want to miss.

Complete details, listings and information on all participating businesses can be found on our bridal show website, www.senbridalshows.com.

Pre-register on our website and be entered into additional drawings. When you attend the expo, go to the pre-registered area. Admission is free.

Through the Tasting Glass: The Wondrous Wines of Keuka Lake

November 15th, 2015

Keuka Lake…where wine making first began in the region over 150 years ago. It is the birthplace of the Finger Lakes wine industry and the home of wine innovation ever since. This tour celebrates the wineries on Keuka who made history all those years ago, and those who continue to make history with some of the most talked about wines in the region. The tour begins in the village square in the heart of Hammondsport.

Learn about the birth of the Finger Lakes grape and wine industry as we make our way to Pleasant Valley Wine Company, the first bonded winery in the United States. We will tour their historic winery, see the champagne caves from the late 1800’s, and learning how the winery grew to become Taylor Wine Company – one of the largest wine producers in the mid-twentieth century.

Taste one of the few remaining wines in the US that still can be referred to as Champagne, as well as other wines that defined the region in the late 1800s and post-prohibition 1900s. We will then head back into the village of Hammondsport to enjoy a wine-pairing lunch at Luna Mezza Grille featuring local finger lakes wines. After lunch, the tour continues at Dr. Konstantin Frank’s Wine Cellars, the igniter of the Vinifera wine revolution in the Finger Lakes. Enjoy a historically narrated wine tasting that unfolds half a century and three generations of wine making in the Frank family. Visit Chateau Frank, their family’s sparking wine facility.

Explore the cellar and learn the traditional champagne method of making sparking wine directly from the wine maker. The tour culminates with a private tasting at Heron Hill Winery, where we will feature vineyard-specific vintages of rieslings, cabernets and other Finger Lakes varietals that are defining our region in the 21st century. Price: $130 per person. This price includes the transportation, all tasting fees, the tour at Chateau Frank, lunch, and special food pairings. There is a 5 guest minimum needed in order to run this tour. Custom touring rates are available if this minimum is not reached.

Departure Locations: (This tour runs from 10am-6pm) La Tourelle Hotel and Spa, 1150 Danby Rd, Ithaca NY, 14850 Hotel Ithaca, 222 S. Cayuga St., Ithaca NY 14850 Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel, 16 North Franklin St., Watkins Glen NY 14891 Pavillion at Village Square in Hammondsport, 3 Park Place, Hammondsport NY 14840. Parking is available in the parking lot across the street on Mechanics Street. To book this tour visit http://experiencefingerlakes.com/ or call Experience! The Finger Lakes at 607-233-4818, Monday-Friday, 9AM-5PM.

This tour is only available for private parties upon request, beginning May 24 and ending November 29th. A minimum of 5 guests is required to run this tour, a maximum of 13 can be accommodated. Please call 607-233-4818 if you are interested in this tour for your party.

22nd Annual Holiday Shopping Spree (Nov 20-22)

November 20th, 2015

November 20-22, 10am-5pm Experience the holidays with all the hustle and bustle at our  Annual Holiday Shopping Spree. You will receive a wine glass, a grapevine wreath, and an ornament from each winery. You will also take home a Shopper's Discount Card and a recipe card from each winery as you enjoy holiday-inspired dishes while sipping fine wines. Packages that include event tickets, transportation and accommodations will be available. Make sure to hand in your ticket to be eligible to win one of our Grand Prizes: 2016 Cayuga Lake Wine Trail Season Pass Corning Museum of Glass (shown below) Geneva on the Lake Holiday Inn-Finger Lakes Latourelle S&S Limousine Friday 1-5pm, the following wineries are participating: King Ferry Long Point Montezuma Six Mile Creek Saturday and Sunday 10-6pm, ALL 17 wineries are participating. On Saturday, you can start early at 9am at King Ferry and Long Point wineries only. Be sure to buy your tickets early for we have a limited amount available per weekend. Tickets can also be purchased by calling 800-684-5217 We recommend that if you are a part of BUS GROUP that you purchase all tickets on the same order to ensure that you all receive the same starting point. If you purchased your ticket separately, please notify the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail office at 800-684-5217 so we can make sure that you have the same starting point. It is recommended that all bus groups contact the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail to plan an itinerary to ensure that we continue to have a smooth flow of visitors throughout the day. We reserve the right to limit the number of large groups purchasing tickets to our events. If you are interested in booking a large group, please contact us at 800-684-5217 or info@cayugawinetrail.com.

Sesame Street Live

November 20th, 2015

Sesame Street Live November 20-22, 2015 Tickets: On Sale 5/22 Price: $10, $16.50, $21.50, $26.50, $51.50 Show Schedule: Friday November 20 @ 7 pm Saturday November 21 @ 10:30 am, 2 pm, and 5:30 pm Sunday November 22 @ 11:30 am and 3:00 pm Now entering its 36th touring season, VEE Corporation is proud to bring you another delightful tour featuring your favorite Sesame Street characters. Sesame Street Live has been enjoyed by over 50 million children and their parents, touring over 30 countries beyond the United States. Join the fun and make a memory with your friends and family! Get the ultimate fan experience with Sunny Seats*! Features premium show seating and a pre-show Meet & Greet with two Sesame Street Live friends, including Elmo! Sunny Seat orders will include a separate Meet & Greet ticket, which you’ll receive with your show tickets. Each adult and child (age 1 and up) in a group must have a Sunny Seat show ticket and Meet & Greet ticket. All Meet & Greets start one hour before show time and last 20 minutes. Latecomers may miss the opportunity. Please meet at the Sunny Seats sign in the main lobby. Don’t forget your camera! *Subject to availability.

November Deck the Halls Along the Seneca Lake Wine Trail

November 20th, 2015 - November 22nd, 2015

With two of these events taking place on two separate weekends, November 20-22 or December 4-6, 2015, these events are by far our most popular. Go to your chosen starting winery and begin a weekend of fun and festivities while sampling holiday wines and food tastings. The wineries are decorated for the holiday season. Over the 2-1/2 day weekend event, visit the participating wineries, receive a recipe book and collect ornaments to decorate your handmade grapevine wreath. These events are both co-sponsored by The Christmas House, located in nearby Elmira, NY. Tickets cost $53 per person or $75 for a couple.

Comedy Night featuring "COMBAT COMEDIANS"

November 21st, 2015

This comedy showcase is hosted by Dave DiFranco and co-host Woody Battaglia FEATURING Mike AyeDelotte Lenny the Likable Lush HEADLINER: Ralph Tetta ADMISSION: $10 DONATION @ The DOOR Proceeds Benefit veterans in need through The American Red Cross Kit program

Through the Tasting Glass: The Wondrous Wines of Keuka Lake

November 22nd, 2015

Keuka Lake…where wine making first began in the region over 150 years ago. It is the birthplace of the Finger Lakes wine industry and the home of wine innovation ever since. This tour celebrates the wineries on Keuka who made history all those years ago, and those who continue to make history with some of the most talked about wines in the region. The tour begins in the village square in the heart of Hammondsport.

Learn about the birth of the Finger Lakes grape and wine industry as we make our way to Pleasant Valley Wine Company, the first bonded winery in the United States. We will tour their historic winery, see the champagne caves from the late 1800’s, and learning how the winery grew to become Taylor Wine Company – one of the largest wine producers in the mid-twentieth century.

Taste one of the few remaining wines in the US that still can be referred to as Champagne, as well as other wines that defined the region in the late 1800s and post-prohibition 1900s. We will then head back into the village of Hammondsport to enjoy a wine-pairing lunch at Luna Mezza Grille featuring local finger lakes wines. After lunch, the tour continues at Dr. Konstantin Frank’s Wine Cellars, the igniter of the Vinifera wine revolution in the Finger Lakes. Enjoy a historically narrated wine tasting that unfolds half a century and three generations of wine making in the Frank family. Visit Chateau Frank, their family’s sparking wine facility.

Explore the cellar and learn the traditional champagne method of making sparking wine directly from the wine maker. The tour culminates with a private tasting at Heron Hill Winery, where we will feature vineyard-specific vintages of rieslings, cabernets and other Finger Lakes varietals that are defining our region in the 21st century. Price: $130 per person. This price includes the transportation, all tasting fees, the tour at Chateau Frank, lunch, and special food pairings. There is a 5 guest minimum needed in order to run this tour. Custom touring rates are available if this minimum is not reached.

Departure Locations: (This tour runs from 10am-6pm) La Tourelle Hotel and Spa, 1150 Danby Rd, Ithaca NY, 14850 Hotel Ithaca, 222 S. Cayuga St., Ithaca NY 14850 Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel, 16 North Franklin St., Watkins Glen NY 14891 Pavillion at Village Square in Hammondsport, 3 Park Place, Hammondsport NY 14840. Parking is available in the parking lot across the street on Mechanics Street. To book this tour visit http://experiencefingerlakes.com/ or call Experience! The Finger Lakes at 607-233-4818, Monday-Friday, 9AM-5PM.

This tour is only available for private parties upon request, beginning May 24 and ending November 29th. A minimum of 5 guests is required to run this tour, a maximum of 13 can be accommodated. Please call 607-233-4818 if you are interested in this tour for your party.

Black Friday

November 26th, 2015

Get a head start on your holiday gift giving. Let us drive you to Waterloo Premium Outlet. You will receive a VIP Coupon Book worth $5, a map and special one day coupons. $20 per person Call for reservations and pick up locations

Parade of Lights

November 29th, 2015

Join us for this Crystal City Christmas tradition! The award-winning Parade of Lights is an evening parade in which The Gaffer District puts a unique spin on the traditional “March Down Main Street” where all participants are covered from tip to toe in lights! Before the parade, join the fun in Centerway Square! Enjoy holiday music, a sing-a-long, photos with Santa and games for kids, beginning at 4pm. The magic continues as Santa takes the stage for the Tree Lighting Ceremony from 4-6pm in Centerway Square. The parade begins immediately after at 6:30pm.

Through the Tasting Glass: The Wondrous Wines of Keuka Lake

November 29th, 2015

Keuka Lake…where wine making first began in the region over 150 years ago. It is the birthplace of the Finger Lakes wine industry and the home of wine innovation ever since. This tour celebrates the wineries on Keuka who made history all those years ago, and those who continue to make history with some of the most talked about wines in the region. The tour begins in the village square in the heart of Hammondsport.

Learn about the birth of the Finger Lakes grape and wine industry as we make our way to Pleasant Valley Wine Company, the first bonded winery in the United States. We will tour their historic winery, see the champagne caves from the late 1800’s, and learning how the winery grew to become Taylor Wine Company – one of the largest wine producers in the mid-twentieth century.

Taste one of the few remaining wines in the US that still can be referred to as Champagne, as well as other wines that defined the region in the late 1800s and post-prohibition 1900s. We will then head back into the village of Hammondsport to enjoy a wine-pairing lunch at Luna Mezza Grille featuring local finger lakes wines. After lunch, the tour continues at Dr. Konstantin Frank’s Wine Cellars, the igniter of the Vinifera wine revolution in the Finger Lakes. Enjoy a historically narrated wine tasting that unfolds half a century and three generations of wine making in the Frank family. Visit Chateau Frank, their family’s sparking wine facility.

Explore the cellar and learn the traditional champagne method of making sparking wine directly from the wine maker. The tour culminates with a private tasting at Heron Hill Winery, where we will feature vineyard-specific vintages of rieslings, cabernets and other Finger Lakes varietals that are defining our region in the 21st century. Price: $130 per person. This price includes the transportation, all tasting fees, the tour at Chateau Frank, lunch, and special food pairings. There is a 5 guest minimum needed in order to run this tour. Custom touring rates are available if this minimum is not reached.

Departure Locations: (This tour runs from 10am-6pm) La Tourelle Hotel and Spa, 1150 Danby Rd, Ithaca NY, 14850 Hotel Ithaca, 222 S. Cayuga St., Ithaca NY 14850 Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel, 16 North Franklin St., Watkins Glen NY 14891 Pavillion at Village Square in Hammondsport, 3 Park Place, Hammondsport NY 14840. Parking is available in the parking lot across the street on Mechanics Street. To book this tour visit http://experiencefingerlakes.com/ or call Experience! The Finger Lakes at 607-233-4818, Monday-Friday, 9AM-5PM.

This tour is only available for private parties upon request, beginning May 24 and ending November 29th. A minimum of 5 guests is required to run this tour, a maximum of 13 can be accommodated. Please call 607-233-4818 if you are interested in this tour for your party.

December

22nd Annual Holiday Shopping Spree (Dec 2-4)

December 2nd, 2015

December 2-4, 10am-5pm Experience the holidays with all the hustle and bustle at our Annual Holiday Shopping Spree. You will receive a wine glass, a grapevine wreath, and an ornament from each winery. You will also take home a Shopper's Discount Card and a recipe card from each winery as you enjoy holiday-inspired dishes while sipping fine wines. Packages that include event tickets, transportation and accommodations will be available. Make sure to hand in your ticket to be eligible to win one of our Grand Prizes: 2016 Cayuga Lake Wine Trail Season Pass Corning Museum of Glass (shown below) Geneva on the Lake Holiday Inn-Finger Lakes Latourelle S&S Limousine Friday 1-5pm, the following wineries are participating: King Ferry Long Point Montezuma Six Mile Creek Saturday and Sunday 10-6pm, ALL 17 wineries are participating. On Saturday, you can start early at 9am at King Ferry and Long Point wineries only. Be sure to buy your tickets early for we have a limited amount available per weekend. Tickets can also be purchased by calling 800-684-5217 We recommend that if you are a part of BUS GROUP that you purchase all tickets on the same order to ensure that you all receive the same starting point. If you purchased your ticket separately, please notify the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail office at 800-684-5217 so we can make sure that you have the same starting point. It is recommended that all bus groups contact the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail to plan an itinerary to ensure that we continue to have a smooth flow of visitors throughout the day. We reserve the right to limit the number of large groups purchasing tickets to our events. If you are interested in booking a large group, please contact us at 800-684-5217 or info@cayugawinetrail.com.

Inns of Aurora - Cooking Class - Christmas Cookies

December 3rd, 2015

Each class includes overnight accommodations at the Inns of Aurora, Rowland House, cooking instruction, dinner, take home recipes and a special gift.

Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker

December 3rd, 2015

Moscow Ballet’s spectacular Great Russian Nutcracker is the must-see event this holiday season! Celebrate the beloved Christmas tradition with the whole family as 40 world-class Russian artists bring this charming classic to life. The New York Times raves “Knock Out!” Experience Tchaikovsky’s master score this Christmas with the magic of larger than-life-puppets, a growing Christmas Tree and super-sized Matrushka dolls!

First Friday Gallery Night

December 4th, 2015

First Friday Gallery Night is a monthly community celebration taking place in and around Downtown Ithaca. Local galleries and art houses host special receptions, performances, screenings, and other events showcasing the work of local, national, and international artists. Gallery Night is free and open to the public. Gallery Night takes place on the first Friday of every month from 5:00 - 8:00pm. Gallery guides with maps of participating locations and show descriptions are available at all participating venues. Discover what makes Ithaca such a marvelous place to live, work, dream, and play!

December Deck the Halls 12/4-12/6

December 4th, 2015 - December 6th, 2015

TWO separate weekends, November 20-22 or December 4-6, 2015 - Go to your assigned starting winery and begin a weekend of fun and festivities while sampling holiday wines and food tastings. The wineries are decorated for the holiday season. Over the 2-1/2 day weekend event, visit the participating wineries, receive a recipe book and collect ornaments to decorate your handmade grapevine wreath. These events are both co-sponsored by The Christmas House, located in nearby Elmira, NY. Cost $53 per person or $75 for a couple.

Build, Drive, Go Exhibit Opening

December 5th, 2015 - December 6th, 2015

Explore vehicles of all sorts, from trucks and trains to cranes and boats. Design a race track, build skyscrapers with LEGO bricks, play I-Spy with dollhouses, use computer programs to design a town, work at a construction site using Tonka trucks, and more. View vehicle- and building-related artifacts from the museum collections, including a 1865 tinplate train from George Brown; a 1869 tinplate clockwork boat from Ives, Blakeslee, & Co.; and an Ellis, Britton & Eaton log cabin play house from 1870 (a precursor to Lincoln Logs). An original exhibit produced by The Strong. An original exhibit produced by The Strong. Included with general museum admission fees.

41st Annual Sparkle

December 5th, 2015

Join us for the 41st annual culmination of the Crystal City Christmas Events Season. Featuring horse and carriage 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!

Holiday Happiness at Varick Winery

December 12th, 2015

Stock up on all of your favorite Varick Winery products (with holiday savings!) while the kids meet Santa! 9:30am-6:00pm. Free admission; $4.00 to sample six wines, fair is complimentary.

Home For Christmas Concert With Phil Vassar

December 13th, 2015

The Holiday Concert with Phil Vassar is an evening that you don't want to miss! Country Music Star and Nashville Recording Artist Phil Vassar heads to America's Crystal City for a special performance, featuring country hits and a string of holiday favorites.

Irving Berlin's White Christmas: The Musical

December 15th, 2015 - December 20th, 2015

December 15-20, 2015 Stop dreaming, Rochester is guaranteed a White Christmas! IRVING BERLIN’S WHITE CHRISTMAS, the stage adaptation of the beloved classic film is coming to Rochester this holiday season. Bring your loved ones for a heart-warming celebration of Americana. IRVING BERLIN’S WHITE CHRISTMAS tells the story of two showbiz buddies putting on a show in a picturesque Vermont inn, and finding their perfect mates in the bargain. Full of dancing, romance, laughter and some of the greatest songs ever written, including “Count Your Blessings Instead of Sheep,” “Happy Holiday,” “Sisters,” “Blue Skies,” and the unforgettable title song, IRVING BERLIN’S WHITE CHRISTMAS promises to be a merry and bright experience for the entire family! The New York Times exclaims “this cozy trip down memory lane should be put on your wish list.” And, the New York Daily News hailed IRVING BERLIN’S WHITE CHRISTMAS as “a holiday card come to life.” IRVING BERLIN’S WHITE CHRISTMAS features Music and Lyrics by Irving Berlin with Book by David Ives and Paul Blake and is based upon the Paramount Pictures film written for the screen by Norman Krasna, Norman Panama and Melvin Frank.

Reindeer Run 5K

December 19th, 2015

Sprint over to The Strong and get into the action at the fourth annual Reindeer Run, a unique, family-friendly foot race. Produced by YellowJacket Racing and sponsored by Fleet Feet Sports, the all-ages run is downtown Rochester’s only winter 5K event and includes kids’ race series. To register, please visit http://yellowjacketracing.com/events/reindeer-run-5k-kids-race-benefit-strong-museum/. Fees apply.

Sid the Science Kid School-Break Week

December 26th, 2015 - January 3rd, 2016

Meet and take photos with Sid from the PBS KIDS TV series Sid the Science Kid from noon to 3 p.m. daily. Discover and investigate everyday science questions around Sid’s home, and at school—in the Super Fab Lab and on the playground. Use scientific tools and thinking to learn about simple machines, the laws of motion, magnetism, air power, and the five senses. Included with general museum admission fees.

January

Bargain Bash on the Seneca Lake Wine Trail

January 9th, 2016 - January 18th, 2016

The Seneca Lake Wine Trail's 2016 event season launches with our annual Bargain Bash! Unlike our other events, this week long sales event does not require tickets. Think of Bargain Bash as being like a big, Trail-wide spring cleaning, garage sale where the early bird gets the proverbial worm! Participating wineries take the opportunity to clean out their inventory and drop prices on select items consisting of everything from wine, to wine glasses, clothes and other retail items. This event will be held January 9-18, 2016 during each winery's regular business hours.

Inns of Aurora - Wine Dinner - Ravines Wine Cellar & White Birch Vineyard

January 16th, 2016

Hosted in the elegant Lake Side Room of the Aurora Inn, join us for a five course dinner paired with wines from Ravines & White Birch Winery. The winemakers and our Chef will be your culinary guides.

The Wizard of Oz

January 19th, 2016 - January 24th, 2016

January 19-24, 2016 "We're off to seeナ." The most magical adventure of them all. This new production of The Wizard of Oz is an enchanting adaptation of the all-time classic, totally reconceived for the stage. Developed from the ever popular MGM screenplay, this production contains the beloved songs from the Oscarᆴ-winning movie score, all the favorite characters and iconic moments, plus a few surprises along the way, including new songs by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber. Click your heels together and join Scarecrow, Tin Man, Lion, Dorothy and her little dog Toto, as they journey through the magical land of Oz to meet the Wizard and obtain their hearts' desires. Watch out for the Wicked Witch of the West and her winged monkeys as you rediscover the real story of Oz in this fantastic musical treat for the whole family.

Inns of Aurora - Cooking Class - Spice of Life

January 21st, 2016

Each class includes overnight accommodations at the Inns of Aurora, Rowland House, cooking instruction, dinner, take home recipes and a special gift.

February

Inns of Aurora - Cooking Class - Table for Two

February 11th, 2016

Each class includes overnight accommodations at the Inns of Aurora, Rowland House, cooking instruction, dinner, take home recipes and a special gift.

Inns of Aurora - Wine Dinner - Billsboro Winery

February 20th, 2016

Hosted in the elegant Lake Side Room of the Aurora Inn, join us for a five course dinner paired with wines from Billsboro Winery. The winemaker and our Chef will be your culinary guides.

March

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

March 8th, 2016 - March 13th, 2016

Long before she was Carole King, chart-topping music legend, she was Carol Klein, Brooklyn girl with passion and chutzpah. She fought her way into the record business as a teenager and, by the time she reached her twenties, had the husband of her dreams and a flourishing career writing hits for the biggest acts in rock ‘n’ roll. But it wasn’t until her personal life began to crack that she finally managed to find her true voice. BEAUTIFUL – The Carole King Musical tells the inspiring true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. Along the way, she made more than beautiful music, she wrote the soundtrack to a generation. Featuring a stunning array of beloved songs written by Gerry Goffin/Carole King and Barry Mann/Cynthia Weil, including “I Feel The Earth Move,” “One Fine Day,” “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman,” “You’ve Got A Friend” and the title song, BEAUTIFUL has a book by Tony® Award-nominee and Academy® Award-nominated writer Douglas McGrath, direction by Marc Bruni, choreography by Josh Prince and took home two 2014 Tony® Awards and the 2015 Grammy® for Best Musical Theater Album. BEAUTIFUL is currently playing to sold out crowds at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre on Broadway. BeautifulOnBroadway.com

Cooking Class - Inns of Aurora - Perfect Pasta

March 10th, 2016

Each class includes overnight accommodations at the Inns of Aurora, Rowland House, cooking instruction, dinner, take home recipes and a special gift.

Inns of Aurora - Wine Dinner - Women in Wine

March 19th, 2016

Hosted in the elegant Lake Side Room of the Aurora Inn, join us as we toast women winemakers, vineyard managers and purveryors from the Finger Lakes. Enjoy a five course dinner paired with local wines. The winemakers and our Chef will be your culinary guides.

April

Matilda: The Musical

April 12th, 2016 - April 17th, 2016

April 12-17, 2016 "REJOICE. It is even more glorious than promised.” - New York Times. “WELCOME TO THE DELIRIOUSLY AMUSING, HEARTWARMING, HEADSPINNING WORLD OF MATILDA THE MUSICAL. YOU WON’T WANT TO LEAVE.” – Bloomberg News. TIME Magazine’s #1 Show of the Year! Winner of 50 international awards, including four Tony Awards®, MATILDA THE MUSICAL is the story of an extraordinary girl who, armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, dares to take a stand and change her own destiny. Based on the beloved novel by Roald Dahl, MATILDA continues to thrill sold-out audiences of all ages on Broadway and in London’s West End. The Wall Street Journal says, “The makers of MATILDA have done the impossible – triumphantly! It is smart, sweet, zany and stupendous fun.” US.MatildaTheMusical.com

Inns of Aurora - Cooking Class - Pizza Pizza

April 14th, 2016

Each class includes overnight accommodations at the Inns of Aurora, Rowland House, cooking instruction, dinner, take home recipes and a special gift.

Inns of Aurora - Wine Dinner - Hearts & Hands Winery

April 23rd, 2016

Hosted in the elegant Lake Side Room of the Aurora Inn, join us for a five course dinner paired with wines from Hearts & Hands Winery. The winemaker and our Chef will be your culinary guides.