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July

Super Sleuths

July 27th, 2015 - July 31st, 2015

Hone detective skills, investigate a crime scene, and try to find the culprit. Make a disguise, see if you can crack a code, and vote for your favorite Scooby-Doo villain. Included with general museum admission fees.

Black Comedy

July 29th, 2015 - August 2nd, 2015

Performance begins at 2:00 p.m. When the lights go off, the fun turns on...It’s the biggest night of Brindsley’s life! He’s pulled out all the stops to impress his flighty new fiancee and her hard-nosed father, including embellishing his humble apartment with furniture ‘borrowed’ from an absentee neighbor. Then – the lights go out! Brindsley blindly struggles to salvage the evening, but the unexpected return of the neighbor--not to mention a surprise visit from a jealous ex-girlfriend --mean that he might be better off keeping everyone in the dark! A laugh-outloud look at what really goes on when the lights go out! Ticket Prices: $12-$33

CFCU Community Credit Union Summer Concert Series

July 30th, 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 El Rumbon w/ Free Dance Lessons

2015 Garden Party

July 30th, 2015

We’re combining our two annual fundraising events into one exciting party in the NYWCC Gardens! As we cultivate our educational culinary camps for kids, we’ll also incorporate the New York State of Mind Awards and honor New York’s growing food, beverage, agriculture, and tourism industries. Come grow with us at our third annual Garden Party featuring the New York State of Mind Awards!

Each year since its inception, NYWCC has hosted Culinary Camps for Kids in support of its mission to educate, engage, and excite its visitors by showcasing New York State food, beverages, and agriculture. Children from The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Rochester come to the Center for one week to learn nutrition, culinary techniques, and team building. Your ticket purchase will directly fund the Culinary Camps for Kids program. Our New York State of Mind Awards will be honored in four categories (EAT NY, DRINK NY, GROW NY, LOVE NY) which will be incorporated in the evening's festivities! Attire is casual & fun garden garb!

Thursday night music

July 30th, 2015

6-9 pm - Flipside will be rocking the house! No cover charge!

Open Mic. Night @ Brew and Brats at Arbor Hill

July 31st, 2015

FRIDAY NIGHT Open Mic. hosted by Hank Ranney! 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.

Garden Concert Series feat. Under Construction

July 31st, 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, July 31st will feature Always Under Construction, an Ithaca-based dance band featuring exceptional male and female vocals and harmonies with a mix of rock, blues, country, originals, funk, 50s & 60s and much more! 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.

Live Music and Wood Fire Pizza at Nedloh

July 31st, 2015

Men Behaving Badly 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!

Buttonwood Deck Party

July 31st, 2015

7:00 – 10:00 PM – Buttonwood Deck Party with the Sim Redmond Band. Since their inception more than 10 years ago, the Sim Redmond Band has been steadily on the rise, forging new ground in roots music. With 6 tours of Japan under their belt, SRB’s unique blend of roots-rock, Afro-Caribbean, and reggae music continues to spread like wildfire. BBQ, wine, beer, hard cider, and wine slushies available for purchase. $3 cover charge.

Friday night music

July 31st, 2015

Charlie Ellis- 5-8 pm. No cover charge!

August

Picnic on the Porch at Varick Winery

August 1st, 2015

Enjoy a beautiful day at the winery. Have lunch, soak up the sunshine at our picnic tables, listen to music, play lawn games, or enjoy the view from the rocking chairs on our porch. Picnic fare such as foot-long hot dogs, coneys, salt potatoes, and home-grown sweet corn for sale. 9:30am-6:00pm. $4.00 to sample six wines.

Brew & Brats at Arbor Hill Saturday Night Concert Series

August 1st, 2015

Every Saturday night we will feature a talented musical act. Amanda Ashley 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.

Live Music at Buttonwood Grove

August 1st, 2015

1:00 – 4:00 PM Join us on the Buttonwood deck for Miller’s Wheel: "A Foot Stompin' Good Time"! They expertly range the String Band genre from Northeast Contra Dance, Celtic and NYS Fiddle Tunes to Southern Old Time, Early Jazz, Show Stoppers, Originals, Novelty & More. Come Have Some Fun! Snacks, wine, beer, hard cider, and wine slushies available for purchase. No cover charge.

23rd Annual Glorious Garlic Festival

August 1st, 2015 - August 2nd, 2015

We invite you to join us for this cool-climate garlic festival which is one of the East Coast's hallmark summer happenings. Celebrating the numerous types of garlic cultivated in the Finger Lakes region, thousands of enthusiasts will gather the weekend of August 1-2 on the winery's verdant grounds that overlook Seneca Lake.

The two days of the festival include cooking demonstrations, garlic tastings and ample opportunities to meet the area's top artisan garlic growers and chefs. Added to the mix are a rich array of Finger Lakes food producers, live music and entertainment for the entire family. Throughout the festival, step inside the Tasting Room to sample our latest releases and refreshing wines for summer. A garlic-infused festival menu will be offered outside daily, crafted by acclaimed Rochester chef/restaurateur Tony Gullace, expertly matched to the signature estate wines of Fox Run. Our cafe will also have some garlic focused menu items created by Chef Brud Holland and our cafe team.

Pilgrim Boats

August 1st, 2015

In 1893, the Jacob Pilgrim family settled in Hammondsport. Thirty years later, Jacob’s son Charles built a boat factory on the family’s land and the Pilgrim Boat Works was born. On Saturday, August 1st at one o’clock Don Pilgrim, grandson of Charles will present a program on the history of his family’s business and their boating building legacy. Join us at the Finger Lakes Boating Museum. Admission to the Museum is free for members and $6 for nonmembers. There is no additional fee for this program and no preregistration is required. Light refreshments will be served.

Summer Concert at the Lighthouse

August 2nd, 2015

2-4 p.m.; FREE Matt Chase and Thunder Canyon Syracuse’s premier authentic modern and traditional country music band—a well-polished act sure to become a crowd favorite. Refreshments available; shuttle bus service; bring own seating. For more information, contact the Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum at (315) 483-4936.

Through the Tasting Glass: The Wondrous Wines of Keuka Lake

August 2nd, 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.

Dancing with The Strong

August 3rd, 2015 - August 7th, 2015

Get grooving with dancing and movement activities. On Monday only, watch a live performance by A Moving Experience, the Arc of Monroe County’s modern dance troupe. Make a rainbow dancing stick to take home. Included with general museum admission fees.

A Day in Nature

August 4th, 2015

Wild Wings Mendon Ponds Park 10 AM to 12 Pm Stroll through the Mendon Cottage pathways and look at the beautiful birds as they reside in their "mews'. View a variety of birds from barn owls to an eagle. This is wheel chair accessible. Enjoy lunch, on your own, at Tom Wahls in Avon Depart at 1:45 for the Genesee Abby. View the quiet of nature and purchase the "Monk's Bread". $35 per person Call for pick up locations and reservations 723-1322

Barnstormer Summer Concert Series w/ Tru Bleu

August 4th, 2015

Part 9 of our 2015 Summer Concert Series! For twelve weeks, we will feature a local artist each Tuesday. Tru Bleu will be jamming out from 5:30PM until 7:30PM! As always, these concert series are FREE to attend. Bring some friends and enjoy the summer months with us. Barnstormer wine and local craft beer will be available for purchase alongside our delicious meat and cheese boards. Cornhole on the lawn, too! Cheers! https://www.facebook.com/TruBleu

Little Gather

August 5th, 2015

Introduce little ones to the Museum through FREE storytelling, puppet shows, music, and lots of fun! BubbleMan Doug Rougeux will give a fantastic performance featuring giant soap bubbles! Clap along and show your slick moves with hits and rocking oldies. Collection Connection: Watch a Hot Glass Demo where our beautiful glass creations also begin with a bubble. Then, see how many bubbles you can find in objects in the collection!

The Southeast Steuben County Library will be on site for each Little Gather Family session at 11 am, offering selected pieces from their collection centered around the Little Gather theme of the week. Bring your local library card to check out these items and further enhance your Little Gather experience at home. Bring your family at 11 am. Groups can attend a special 9:30 am show. Groups MUST register (space is limited) by calling 607.438.5113 or emailing littlegather@cmog.org

Summer Garden Mixer: Celebrate NYS IPA

August 5th, 2015

We're celebratingNational IPA Day a day early! Join us in our Garden Tent and rejoice in America's most popular beer style. Breweries from across New York State will bring their IPA brew, as well as other samples for you to try. The NYWCC Culinary Team will prepare beer-friendly light hors d'oeuvres for you to savor while you mingle with friends and brewery representatives.

Cheez-It 355 at The Glen

August 6th, 2015 - August 9th, 2015

Fans enjoy NASCAR K&N Pro Series East, NASCAR Xfinity and NASCAR Sprint Series all in one action-packed weekend. Do not miss a minute of the action with Zippo 200 on Saturday and Cheez-It 355 at The Glen on Sunday. Stay for the weekend and take in all the sights of The Glen.

Becky's New Car

August 6th, 2015 - August 9th, 2015

Performance begins at 8:00 p.m. A devious comic romp down the road not taken. Becky Foster doesn’t have a bad life; it’s just stuck in neutral. She has a decent job at a car dealership, a solid husband and a freeloading, twenty-something son living in her basement. She isn’t exactly unhappy, but...then an honest misunderstanding with a wealthy widower offers Becky the chance at an exciting double life. Mishaps turn to mischief, and before she can hit the brakes things quickly accelerate out of her control. Suddenly Becky’s racing down life’s highway with some dangerous curves to negotiate and a mountain of hilarious cover-ups along the way. Fasten your seat belt and enjoy the ride! Ticket Prices: $12-$33

CFCU Community Credit Union Summer Concert Series

August 6th, 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 Gunpoets, Ave Mack and Greatest Common Factor

Free Family Fly Fishing Clinic

August 6th, 2015

Free Family Fly Fishing Clinic on Thursday August 6th from 6PM - 8PM. This workshop will be open to families and their children ages 10 and up and will be taught by Fly Fishing Instructors from Orvis Outfitters on the campus of the Finger Lakes Museum and Aquarium. Participants will learn the basics of casting and tying along with outfit rigging. This is a fun hands on beginner fly fishing class. This event is free but registration is required by August 3 using this link: https://fingerlakesmuseum.givezooks.com/events/free-family-fly-fishing-clinic

Thursday night music

August 6th, 2015

Bob and Dee are coming back! 5-8 pm. No cover charge!

Brew at the Zoo

August 7th, 2015

5:30 - 8 p.m. Enjoy a night out at the 19th annual Friends of the Rosamond Gifford Zoo fundraiser. Taste regional beers and wines and enjoy delicious food and music. Who knew philanthropic endeavors could taste so good? Advance sale: $50 per person Group tickets (6+): $45 per person Day of: $60 per person (If available -- this event sells out during the advance sale every year!) Tickets required. Reserve online or by phone at (315) 435-8511 x113 or purchase at the membership desk. Anyone under 21, including infants and toddlers, will not be admitted.

Open Mic. Night @ Brew and Brats at Arbor Hill

August 7th, 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.

First Friday Gallery Night

August 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!

Garden Concert Series feat. Delta Mike Shaw

August 7th, 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 7th will feature Delta Mike Shaw with high-octane acoustic and electric blues entertainment! Wine by the glass or bottle, and local craft beer from Cortland Beer Company will be available for purchase. In case of bad weather, please call the winery at 315.364.5100 or check our Facebook page for last minute announcements. * Picnic tables will be available, but you may bring your own blankets and chairs. * Alcohol purchased off-site may not be brought on-site.

Wood Fire Pizza at Nedloh

August 7th, 2015

Come out and enjoy great pizza and tasty beer in the heart of Bloomfield, New York. 4:30-7:30pm

Buttonwood Deck Party

August 7th, 2015

7:00 – 10:00 PM – Buttonwood Deck Party with the Diana Jacobs Band. DJB's music keeps people movin' and shakin'... danceable soul favorites for party events, and funky blues and classic R&B for clubs. This band knows how to please a crowd!!! With powerful vocals, tasty guitar sounds, and a stellar rhythm section, this band is soulful and fun! BBQ, wine, beer, hard cider, and wine slushies available for purchase. $3 cover charge.

Live Music and Wood Fire Pizza at Nedloh

August 7th, 2015

Jim Strickland Duo 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!

Friday night music

August 7th, 2015

PJ Elliott is in the house! 5-8 pm. No cover charge!

Jack Ass Day

August 8th, 2015

It’s Doobie’s Birthday and an excuse to really celebrate Jack Ass style! Join us for our biggest event of the year complete with LIVE music, Jack Ass Wine Slushies, BBQ food, craft vendors, games and our Fourth Annual Cornhole Tournament! Admission is free and all food and wine items are available for purchase. Contact info@swedishhill.com for vendor and cornhole tournament information

Brew & Brats at Arbor Hill Saturday Night Concert Series

August 8th, 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.

Vineyard Anniversary Celebration

August 8th, 2015

Fireworks – Live Music – Wine – Food Trucks – Vineyards Views

Atwater Estate Vineyards is raising a glass and a tent to celebrate 15 years! Join us to soak in the sun setting over Seneca Lake as you wine down with our fifteenth vintage to the tunes of The Wiyos, whose original music is inspired by swing jazz, rural folk, and the blues. Fireworks over the lake and vineyards will top off the celebration.

Food Truck Row, featuring Global Taco, Silo Farm to Festival Truck and Murder Mike's BBQ, will offer party goers an array of meal choices for purchase. The Great Escape Ice Cream Parlor will be selling seasonal flavors plus a custom wine ice cream made from Atwater's portfolio.

A large tent on the lawn overlooking Seneca Lake and the winery's vineyard will house a dance floor, band stage, wine bars and ample tables and seating. Tickets may be purchased in advance at http://www.atwatervineyards.com or on the day of the event at the winery, located on Seneca Lake.

$15 per ticket includes a commemorative wine glass Purchase tickets in advance online, at the winery or on the day of the event. Purchase tickets or get more information by clicking here: http://bit.ly/1BebN3G

Live Music at Buttonwood Grove

August 8th, 2015

1:00 – 4:00 PM – Live music on the Buttonwood deck with Marc Berger. Marc has performed at Austin’s South by Southwest Music Festival and The Kerrville Folk Festival and has opened shows for Bob Dylan and other national acts. More about his unique, gritty American Roots Music can be found at his website marcbergermusic.com. Lunch, snacks, wine, beer, hard cider, and wine slushies available for purchase. No cover charge.

Community Day at Rose Hill Mansion

August 8th, 2015

The Geneva Historical Society will host Community Day at Rose Hill Mansion on Saturday, August 8, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. At this family-oriented event, visitors can see the house and grounds for just $5 per carload. Guides stationed throughout the building will share the story of the Swan family, especially the Swan children, and their lives at the mansion and farm. In addition, there will be a scavenger hunt in the house, old-fashioned games and activities on the lawn, and the band Fiddlesticks will be playing on the porch between 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Finally, the English Country Dancers of Rochester will perform early 19th-century English dancing on the patio from 2 to 3 p.m. with live music.

Renaissance Festival Sterling, NY

August 9th, 2015

Enjoy more than 100 stage and street performers recreating an authentic English Renaissance Village. Come hungry....extreme Renaissance food awaits! $25 per person (bus only) Admission is on you to be paid at venue. Call for bus reservations and pick up locations 723-1322

Summer Concert at the Lighthouse

August 9th, 2015

2-4 p.m.; FREE Dan Elliott and the Monterays Rock & Roll Music that’s sure to bring back nostalgic memories by Central New York’s Top Rock & Roll Oldies Band--since 1963. Refreshments available; shuttle bus service; bring own seating. For more information, contact the Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum at (315) 483-4936.

Through the Tasting Glass: The Wondrous Wines of Keuka Lake

August 9th, 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.

Storybook Stars

August 10th, 2015 - August 14th, 2015

Come dressed as your favorite storybook character and meet a star from your favorite literary classics each day such as Rapunzel, Little Red Riding Hood, and Alice from Wonderland from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Listen to stories read aloud, and make your own fairy-tale puppets and put on a puppet show. Included with general museum admission fees.

Fun Science at the Lighthouse

August 11th, 2015

1-3 p.m.; FREE, but registration required. During this fun, hands-on science workshop, students in grades K-5 will discover why Lake Ontario “turns over” and will calculate the height of the Sodus Bay Lighthouse Tower using nautical tools. For information or to register, call (315) 483-4936.

Barnstormer Summer Concert Series w/ Seneca Jam

August 11th, 2015

Part 10 of our 2015 Summer Concert Series! For twelve weeks, we will feature a local artist each Tuesday. Seneca Jam will be rocking out from 5:30PM until 7:30PM! As always, these concert series are FREE to attend. Bring some friends and enjoy the summer months with us. Barnstormer wine and local craft beer will be available for purchase alongside our delicious meat and cheese boards. Cornhole on the lawn, too! Cheers! http://www.senecajam.com/ https://www.facebook.com/SenecaJam

Becky's New Car

August 12th, 2015 - August 16th, 2015

Performance begins at 2:00 p.m. A devious comic romp down the road not taken. Becky Foster doesn’t have a bad life; it’s just stuck in neutral. She has a decent job at a car dealership, a solid husband and a freeloading, twenty-something son living in her basement. She isn’t exactly unhappy, but...then an honest misunderstanding with a wealthy widower offers Becky the chance at an exciting double life. Mishaps turn to mischief, and before she can hit the brakes things quickly accelerate out of her control. Suddenly Becky’s racing down life’s highway with some dangerous curves to negotiate and a mountain of hilarious cover-ups along the way. Fasten your seat belt and enjoy the ride! Ticket Prices: $12-$33

Live Streamed Studio Demonstration: Martin Janecky

August 12th, 2015

Watch as Martin Janecky demonstrates for his class, Blowing and Sculpting Inside the Bubble, which will focus on unique techniques and approaches to solid and blown sculpting from within the bubble. No registration or fee is required to watch this portion of the class. Connect to our Ustream channelon August 12 to watch. Unable to watch the live stream? Each demonstration will be added to our YouTube channel. See thefull listing of past live-streamed demonstrations, and check back for new videos soon.

Little Gather

August 12th, 2015

Introduce little ones to the Museum through FREE storytelling, puppet shows, music, and lots of fun! Award-winning PUSH Physical Theatre visits the Museum to help audiences discover the potential of young imaginations, by guiding children through creative and expressive movement. Kids will be shown an image of a work in the collection and be encouraged to wriggle, spin, jump and bend like they think the object would move if it could move. Collection Connection: Can you find the works you saw in the show? What other objects in the collection inspire you to move?

The Southeast Steuben County Library will be on site for each Little Gather Family session at 11 am, offering selected pieces from their collection centered around the Little Gather theme of the week. Bring your local library card to check out these items and further enhance your Little Gather experience at home. Bring your family at 11 am. Groups can attend a special 9:30 am show. Groups MUST register (space is limited) by calling 607.438.5113 or emailing littlegather@cmog.org

Doggie PAWgent & PAWtners Celebration

August 12th, 2015

The Doggie PAWgent is part of the PAWtners Celebration that will honor students who participated in the PAWtners Program over the summer. COST: $10 to pre register. Pre registration includes participation in Peoples Choice Award and Pet Parade. The sooner you register the sooner you can get peoples vote! $5 per individual category entered. Day of Registration is $15 to participate in the Pet Parade and $5 per category entered Schedule of Events (Times are approximate) 5:30pm PAWtner Program Awards 6:15pm Doggie Parade (All Registrants) 6:30 pm Winner of Peoples Choice on Line Vote announced 6:35pm Costume and Pet Trick Contests begin. 7:30pm Simon Says for Dogs Sponsored by the Kramer Foundation and Dog is Good Obedience School.

What is the PAWtners Program? The PAWtners Program is a coordinated effort of the YWCA Elmira and the Twin Tiers and the Kramer Foundation. The PAWtners Program promotes acceptance and provides an opportunity for students to increase their leadership skills and self esteem The program encourages positive behavior by utilizing time with working dogs as incentives to increase reading skills and improve behavior. PAWgent Information Rules · We ask that only well behaved dogs that get along with people and other dogs participate in this family friendly event · All dogs must be kept on a leash at all times · Owners must clean up after their pets · Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult and have control over their dog. · Must be up to date on shots and show rabies certificate · Judges decisions are final · 

Event is held rain or shine · Must be present to win All participants must pay the $10 pre registration fee which provides you with participation in the doggie parade, online voting and Simon Says Competition. $15 day of event fee provides you participation in the doggie parade and Simon Says Competition.

Categories: Cost is $5 per category. (choose as many as you like.) __X Peoples Choice by online vote. ___ Heroes ___ Pet/Owner Look Alike ___Best Dressed ___Best Hairstyle ___Best Looking (small) ___Best Looking (large) ___Best Looking (overall) ___Face Only a Parent could Love ___Best Single Pet Trick Adult Handler over 16 ___Best Single Pet Trick Youth Handler Under 16 ___Most Talented (30 Second Routine) $100 Simon Says Completion for all registered participants sponsored by the Kramer Foundation and Dog is Good Obedience Training.

Geneva Walking Tour

August 12th, 2015

Tours will run rain or shine on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month. On Wednesday, July 8 and 22 the tour will cover Washington Street from Pulteney Park to the cemetery. Tours on Wednesday, August 12 and 26 will go from Pulteney Park down South Main Street to St. Clair Street. Each tour will start at 7 p.m. in Pulteney Park. The cost is $5 per person. Payment can be made in advance at the Historical Society office or at the beginning of the tour. Please bring exact change or a check if you pay the night of the tour. Reservations are preferred, but not required. Call the Geneva Historical Society at 315-789-5151 to make a reservation or for more information.

CFCU Community Credit Union Summer Concert Series

August 13th, 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 Jimkata

Thursday night music

August 13th, 2015

The great Mike Shaw from 5-8 pm. No cover charge!

Open Mic. Night @ Brew and Brats at Arbor Hill

August 14th, 2015

FRIDAY NIGHT Open Mic. hosted by Mike Joseph! 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.

Friday night music

August 14th, 2015

Come check out the great sounds of G. Hayes and the Invisible Men from 6-9 pm. No cover charge!

Garden Concert Series feat. Diana Jacobs & Dave Kuykendall

August 14th, 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 14th will feature the duo of the Diana Jacobs Band, Diana Jacobs & Dave Kuykendall, playing music ranging in genre from Blues and Rock to R&B and Gospel. Diana Jacobs will be on the vocals and Dave Kuyendall on the guitar. Wine by the glass or bottle, and local craft beer from Cortland Beer Company will be available for purchase. In case of bad weather, please call the winery at 315.364.5100 or check our Facebook page for last minute announcements. * 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 14th, 2015

7:00 – 10:00 PM – Buttonwood Deck Party with Agonal Rhythm. Originally formed 20 years ago as a gag to play a retirement party, this group of talented, fun loving medical professionals has developed into a serious rock and roll band. They’re as dedicated to the music as they are to the fun. Come party with "The Doctors" as they entertain you with their unique style of classic rock and roll, disco and rhythm & blues. BBQ, wine, beer, hard cider, and wine slushies available for purchase. $3 cover charge.

Limited Release Wine Tasting

August 15th, 2015

Winemakers love to experiment with new wines and sometimes it’s a new varietal, a new blend, or a new style of a wine we have made in other ways. Each year, we introduce two new wines from the Wine Team’s experiments at this event. Sometimes we also bring back a wine that hasn't been made in a number of years, sometimes it’s something we have never tried before. Come and be one of the first to experience these new wines! Visit our website for more details!

Brew & Brats at Arbor Hill Saturday Night Concert Series

August 15th, 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 M-F, 10am-8pm Sat. (OPEN LATE by special request July-Sept.) & 11-5 Sun.

Sunflower Daze at Buttonwood Grove!

August 15th, 2015

1:00 – 5:00 PM – Join us for our annual Sunflower Daze and sit back and enjoy the music of PJ Elliott. PJ is an accomplished musician who has been performing for nearly 20 years, both as a solo act and with various bands. PJ performs hundreds of songs ranging from Classic Rock to Country, Blues, Oldies & Modern Hits. We’ll have food, snacks, vendors, food pairings, wine slushies, and more! No cover charge.

Vino & the Beast 5K Run at Three Brothers Wineries

August 15th, 2015

Three Brothers Wineries in partnership with Beast Mode Athletics is hosting the 4th annual 5k obstacle race through their Seneca Lake vineyard and surrounding landscape. The event has grown from its inception with 400 participants to over 2500 runners signed up for this year’s race to date.

The festivities for the day include live music playing on two bandstands, food, local vendors and of course, wine & beer tastings for runners to enjoy after the race. “This event is made to be difficult but manageable for anyone who wants to take the challenge and participate. Last year we had extreme racers as well as participants who walked, jogged and were happy to stop at our water stations for a taste of Riesling.

This event is made to be fun for all,” comments Chad Lahr, Co-owner of Beast Mode Athletics. Josh Ordway of Beastmode Athletics talks about the incentive: “The wine festival immediately following the race encourages our racers to cross the finish line. Each participant receives complimentary tastings from Three Brothers Wineries and War Horse Brewing Co., a dri-fit event shirt, event wine glass, finisher medal and not to mention a chance to celebrate with live music, be a part of an optional best beast costume contest, and browse unique and tasty vendor booths.”

Who: Three Brothers Wineries and Estates
What: Vino and the Beasts 5k Vineyard Run with Obstacles
Where: Three Brothers Winery and Estates, 623 Lerch Road, Geneva, NY 14456
When: August 15th, 2015 General Public: 21+, Runners, Athletes, Wine Lovers, Beasts, and Beastettes For more information or to register/volunteer go to www.vinoandthebeasts.com

Summer Concert at the Lighthouse

August 16th, 2015

2-4 p.m.; FREE Panloco Versatile steel drum band playing traditional island music plus jazz, pops, and classical. Refreshments available; shuttle bus service; bring own seating. For more information, contact the Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum at (315) 483-4936.

Jazz Greats at Glenora Wine Cellars

August 16th, 2015

Jazz Greats at Glenora Wine Cellars 5435 State Route 14, Dundee, NY 14837 800-243-5513 www.glenora.com info@glenora.com Follow us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/GlenoraWineCellars Spend the day listening to great jazz musicians, overlooking the vineyards and Seneca Lake. Featuring: Gerald Albright SUNDAY, August 16th, 2015- 2pm $28.00 per person GROUNDS OPEN AT 12:00 PM - NO CAMERAS OR RECORDINGS, LAWN SEATING ONLY-RAIN OR SHINE-NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES, NO PETS Food and Beverage will be available for purchase all day Tickets go on sale May 4th at www.glenora.com, by calling 800.243.5513, or at Wegmans http://www.glenora.com/events/Jazz-Greats-August

Jimmy Buffett Music Tribute, Sun. Aug. 16th, 1pm-4pm, Free Admission

August 16th, 2015

Starkeys Lookout Winery presents a Jimmy Buffett Music Tribute by "Sons of a Beach" at Starkeys Lookout at 5428 Route 14, Dundee NY on Sunday, August 16th from 1pm to 4pm, FREE Admission. Come on out, enjoy award-winning wine and craft beer, and enjoy the music of Jimmy Buffett. For info, call 607-678-4043 or visit www.starkeyslookout.com

Through the Tasting Glass: The Wondrous Wines of Keuka Lake

August 16th, 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.

Rose Hill Concert - Golden Eagle String Band

August 16th, 2015

This summer the Geneva Historical Society is again hosting a free concert series on the lawn at Rose Hill Mansion. For three Sundays, the grounds of Rose Hill Mansion will be alive with music and fun. Bring a picnic dinner and enjoy an evening of music to end a summer weekend in the Finger Lakes. The final concert in the series will be the Golden Eagle String Band, who will perform Songs and Stories of the Civil War on Sunday, August 16 at 5 p.m. The concerts are free and open to the public.

Jugglers and Jokesters

August 17th, 2015 - August 21st, 2015

Enjoy strolling and “pop-up” performances by Flower City Vaudeville. Learn to juggle, and make a joke book and jester hat to take home. Included with general museum admission fees.

Barnstormer Summer Concert Series w/ Robin Burnett & Friends

August 18th, 2015

The last of our 2015 Summer Concert Series! For twelve weeks we've featured a local artist each Tuesday and now it must come to an end. Robin Burnett will be jamming out from 5:30PM until 7:30PM! As always, these concert series are FREE to attend. Bring some friends and enjoy the summer months with us. Barnstormer wine and local craft beer will be available for purchase alongside our delicious meat and cheese boards. Cornhole on the lawn, too! Cheers! http://www.robinburnettandaband.com/

Wine Glass Painting Class

August 18th, 2015

Are you looking for a Fun, Relaxing, Afternoon , Overlooking the lake, With a glass of wine, as you express your artistic side and socialize with others? We have the perfect match for you! No artistic ability or experience necessary. Private Evening Classes Available by Request Only! Come enjoy a morning of painting wine glasses with one of our very own Miles “artists”- Christine Huggler-Wyant.

We will provide you with a glass of one of our amazing wines, paints, two wine glass, brushes, instruction and beautiful atmosphere. Dates: 10:00am until 12:00pm Tuesday, June 23, 2015 Tuesday, July 21, 2015 Tuesday, August 18, 2015 Pre-Registration Required, as Space is very limited each session! $25.00 per person- paid by Credit Card at the time of registration Call (607) 243-7742 Register Online or Email: Lindsay@mileswinecellars.com

Wine Glass Painting Class- Afternoon Session

August 18th, 2015

Are you looking for a Fun, Relaxing day overlooking the lake, With a glass of wine, as you express your artistic side and socialize with others? We will provide you with a glass of one of our amazing wines, paints, two wine glass, brushes, instruction and beautiful atmosphere. No artistic ability or experience necessary. Dates: 2pm-4pm July 21, 2015 August 18, 2015 Pre-Registration required, Space is very limited each session! $25.00 per person- at the time of registration Call :(607) 243-7742 Email: Lindsay@mileswinecellars.com Register Online: http://mileswinecellars.com/wine-glass-painting-class/

Brew & Brats at Arbor Hill Saturday Night Concert Series

August 19th, 2015

Every Saturday night we will feature a talented musical act. Creeks Edge 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.

Family Matters

August 20th, 2015 - August 23rd, 2015

Performance begins at 8:00 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

CFCU Community Credit Union Summer Concert Series

August 20th, 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 Jeff Love Band

Up & Doin - The Women of Rose HIll & Johnston House

August 20th, 2015

This July and August the Geneva Historical Society will offer a new tour of the historic Rose Hill Mansion and Johnston Farm. "Up and Doin'": The Women of Rose Hill and Johnston Farms will focus on the three generations of women who lived at these farmhouses from 1822 to 1891. The tours will be 90 minutes long and will be held twice in July and August. "Up and Doin'" will be held on Thursday, July 16 and August 20 at 2 p.m. and on Saturday, July 18 and August 22 at 11 a.m. This special tour is not the same as our regular tour. $10 adults $7 members

Open Mic. Night @ Brew and Brats at Arbor Hill

August 21st, 2015

FRIDAY NIGHT Open Mic. hosted by Men Behaving Badly! 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.

Garden Concert Series feat. Under Construction

August 21st, 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 21st will feature Always Under Construction, an Ithaca-based dance band featuring exceptional male and female vocals and harmonies with a mix of rock, blues, country, originals, funk, 50s & 60s and much more! Wine by the glass or bottle, and local craft beer from Cortland Beer Company will be available for purchase. In case of bad weather, please call the winery at 315.364.5100 or check our Facebook page for last minute announcements. * 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 21st, 2015

7:00 – 10:00 PM – Buttonwood Deck Party with Black Diamond Express. BDE combines the talents of 5 seasoned musicians with musical careers of over 40 years each. A well rounded professional band that will keep audiences entertained with their repertoire of all-time favorite hits. BBQ, wine, beer, hard cider, and wine slushies available for purchase. $3 cover charge.

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.

Asian Elephant Extravaganza

August 22nd, 2015

Free with paid admission or zoo membership Celebrate Asian culture and honor the zoo's magnificent elephants. Enjoy elephant demonstrations, cultural performances, games and activity stations for all ages and puppet shows. Presented in partnership with the Syracuse University South Asia Center and the Southeast Asia Program at Cornell University. This project is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by CNY Arts.

Brew & Brats at Arbor Hill Saturday Night Concert Series

August 22nd, 2015

Every Saturday night we will feature a talented musical act. Harry Lancaster 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.

Farm-to-Table Wine and Cooking Adventure

August 22nd, 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.

Live Music at Buttonwood Grove

August 22nd, 2015

1:00 – 4:00 PM – Live music on the Buttonwood deck with Phil Dumond. Phil has been playing small concert venues 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 rhythms and layerings add a complex texture to his music. Close your eyes, and you’ll swear there’s more than a solo act going on! Lunch, snacks, wine, beer, hard cider, and wine slushies available for purchase. No cover charge.

Dr. Frank Winemaker Dinner

August 22nd, 2015

Join us in the Sands Gallery for a Winemaker Dinner unlike any other! The New York Wine & Culinary Center’s Chefs will be pairing Dr. Frank Vinifera Wine Cellars' delicious portfolio of wine with entrées made with fresh, local ingredients. Discover the incredible pairings of the five course meal while Meaghan Frank, great granddaughter of Konstantin Frank, will discuss the line-up of unique, award-winning wines.

Located on Keuka Lake in the Finger Lakes, Dr. Frank Vinifera Wine Cellars has long been associated with the New York wine revolution. Its founder, Dr. Konstantin Frank, helped pioneer the introduction of the European vitis vinifera grapevines in the eastern United States. Now in its third generation, Dr. Frank Vinifera Wine Cellars continues to be New York’s most award-winning winery since 1962. 6-9:00pm in the Garden Tent

Up & Doin - The Women of Rose HIll & Johnston House

August 22nd, 2015

This July and August the Geneva Historical Society will offer a new tour of the historic Rose Hill Mansion and Johnston Farm. "Up and Doin'": The Women of Rose Hill and Johnston Farms will focus on the three generations of women who lived at these farmhouses from 1822 to 1891. The tours will be 90 minutes long and will be held twice in July and August. "Up and Doin'" will be held on Thursday, July 16 and August 20 at 2 p.m. and on Saturday, July 18 and August 22 at 11 a.m. This special tour is not the same as our regular tour. $10 adults $7 members

Summer Concert at the Lighthouse

August 23rd, 2015

2-4 p.m.; FREE Hohenfels Trombone Quartet You’ve never heard trombones like this, playing everything from sea chanteys and polkas to 1900s tunes and James Bond movie theme songs. Refreshments available; shuttle bus service; bring own seating. For more information, contact the Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum at (315) 483-4936.

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

History Alive!

August 26th, 2015

6:30 p.m.; FREE Wicked Syracuse: A History of Sin in Salt City A Presentation by Neil K. MacMillan. For more information, contact the Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum at (315) 483-4936.

Rose Hill After Hours - Music in the Mansion

August 26th, 2015

Join the Geneva Historical Society and Billsboro Winery for Rose Hill After Hours, a history Happy Hour on the final Wednesday of the month during June, July and August. At Rose Hill After Hours, we will open up the grounds and the first floor of Rose Hill Mansion to participants and have an informal program on a different topic each month. Our final program on August 26 will feature a conversation with Historical Society curator John Marks about the music of the 19th century. Admission is $15 per person and is limited to adults 21 and over. Offered in partnership with Billsboro Winery, admission includes one glass of Billsboro wine, unlimited lemonade, and light snacks. Wine will also be sold by the glass. Reservations are not required, but appreciated. For more information about this events, call the Geneva Historical Society at 315-789-5151.

Geneva Walking Tour

August 26th, 2015

Tours will run rain or shine on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month. On Wednesday, July 8 and 22 the tour will cover Washington Street from Pulteney Park to the cemetery. Tours on Wednesday, August 12 and 26 will go from Pulteney Park down South Main Street to St. Clair Street. Each tour will start at 7 p.m. in Pulteney Park. The cost is $5 per person. Payment can be made in advance at the Historical Society office or at the beginning of the tour. Please bring exact change or a check if you pay the night of the tour. Reservations are preferred, but not required. Call the Geneva Historical Society at 315-789-5151 to make a reservation or for more information.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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)

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.

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

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.

Science Fun with Sid

October 10th, 2015 - October 13th, 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 - 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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Bargain Bash on the Seneca Lake Wine Trail

January 10th, 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.

Bargain Bash on the Seneca Lake Wine Trail

January 10th, 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.

Bargain Bash on the Seneca Lake Wine Trail

January 11th, 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.

Bargain Bash on the Seneca Lake Wine Trail

January 12th, 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.

Bargain Bash on the Seneca Lake Wine Trail

January 13th, 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.

Bargain Bash on the Seneca Lake Wine Trail

January 14th, 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.

Bargain Bash on the Seneca Lake Wine Trail

January 15th, 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.

Bargain Bash on the Seneca Lake Wine Trail

January 16th, 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.

Bargain Bash on the Seneca Lake Wine Trail

January 17th, 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.

Bargain Bash on the Seneca Lake Wine Trail

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.

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.

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

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