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May

Watkins Glen Area Chamber of Commerce to host "SCHUYLER SUMMIT" to celebration National Travel and Tourism Week

May 5th, 2016

Date:               Thursday, May 5, 2015

Time:               8:30am – 3:00pm

Location:         Watkins Glen Area Chamber of Commerce, 214 N. Franklin Street, Watkins Glen, NY

National Travel and Tourism Week—America's annual salute to travel and tourism—was established by a congressional resolution in 1983. This week of events serves to champion the power of the travel and tourism industry. Travel and tourism professionals from across the nation work throughout the week to promote the impactful contributions their travel markets and organizations make to the U.S. economy. The travel community marks the event in a number of creative ways, from staging local rallies and conducting media outreach to securing proclamations and resolutions from local governments.

The Watkins Glen Area Chamber of Commerce will offer several informative seminars as part of an entire day of programming. Seminar timing and topics include:

  • 8:30 – 9:30am: Best Practices for Trip Advisor presented by Brittany Gibbs, Tourism & Marketing Manager of the Watkins Glen Area Chamber of Commerce
  • 9:45 – 10:45am: Hiring Summer Staff presented by Peter Honsberger, Owner of The Great Escape & Everything Ice Cream
  • 11:00am – 12:15pm: Best Practices for Social Media presented by Brittany Gibbs, Tourism & Marketing Manager of the Watkins Glen Area Chamber of Commerce
  • 1:15 – 2:15pm: Chamber Membership 101 for Tourism-Based Membership presented by President/CEO Rebekah LaMoreaux and Membership Services Manager Meredith Williams of the Watkins Glen Chamber of Commerce

Members and non-members alike are invited to attend one seminar, two seminars, or the entire day of programming! Members may attend the Schuyler Summit at no charge. There is a $5 fee per member per seminar, plus a $5 fee for lunch. A light lunch will be provided and the event will culminate in a celebratory toast and cake at 2:30pm.

Space is limited and advance reservations are required. Please call the Chamber at (607) 535-4300 or email brittany@watkinsglenchamber.com.

Geneva Student Art Show

May 6th, 2016

The 2016 Geneva City School District Student Art Show will open at the Geneva History Museum with a reception on Geneva Night Out, Friday, May 6 from 5 to 8 p.m. The show will include works by students at West and North Street Elementary Schools, Geneva Middle School and Geneva High School. The reception is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided by the Catharine Foster Hopkins Art Reading Club and there will be art activities in the museum's Hucker Gallery. The exhibit will be on display through Saturday, May 28. For more information, call the Geneva Historical Society at 315-789-5151 or visit genevahistoricalsociety.com.

An Evening of John Denver

May 6th, 2016

7:00 pm at Bristol Valley Theater. Naples native Sam Sherwood is coming back to the area to present an evening of John Denver songs, along with fellow musicians Aaron Lipp and Ryan Yarmel. Don't miss this tribute to one of America's best loved singer/songwriters. Tickets are only $15.

Opening Reception and Exhibit: Unbound Art

May 6th, 2016

Opening Reception and Exhibit: Unbound Art Some of life’s most profound questions and concepts are explored by Kim Schrag and Fernando Llosa through their art, which will be featured in “Unbound Art”, a new exhibit at the Arts Center of Yates County’s Flick Gallery opening May 6th. Kim and Fernando have been collaborating artistically and conceptually for the past two decades. They discovered a shared interest in exploring the human condition and began an ongoing dialogue. Those conversations then turned into content for their artwork. While they generally work independently on projects, they have created a few large oil paintings and some drawings together. A graduate of Cornell University, Kim Schrag has been creating her own art and teaching since 1983. Using painting as her primary choice of media, she likes to experiment with different techniques including: variations of surface textures where she uses plaster to create low relief surfaces and painting on creased and/or folded paper. Ink drawings have become a part of recent endeavors. Learn more about Kim and her work, by visiting www.kimschrag.com. Fernando Llosa was born in Auquipa, Peru, where he lived until moving to the United States at the age of 16. As a young adult, Fernando returned to South America, where he began exhibiting his photography, drawings, and paintings. In 1990, he spent two years in New York City and the Catskills before moving to the Ithaca area. Fernando’s preferred mediums are stone assemblage, painting, book-making, and photography. Learn more about Fernando and his work by visiting unboundart.com/default.html. Kim and Fernando’s unique work along with that of local and regional artists make up the Unbound Art exhibit, which runs May 2nd through June 6th. Among the featured artists, local and regional artists will also be exhibited at the Flick Gallery. There will be a free reception on May 6th from 5:00 to 7:00 PM, where the community is invited to meet the artists, support the Arts Center, enjoy live music, wine tasting and hors d’oeuvres. The Arts Center is located at 127 Main Street in Penn Yan. For more information please call 315-536-8226 or email at artscenter@ycac.org.

Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes – Mother’s Day Eve Concert

May 7th, 2016

Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. at the Corning Museum of Glass Mother’s Day Eve Concert Toshiyuki Shimada, Music Director and Conductor Tickets: $45/$35/$15 Adults, $10 College Students with ID, and $8 Students under 18. Processing and facility maintenance fees apply. The Mother’s Day Eve Concert at Corning Museum of Glass will feature guest artist Chelsea Starbuck Smith on violin performing Violin Concerto by Sibelius. The program will also include Blumine by Mahler, Heart Throb by Duffy, and the conclusion to the season the Grand Canyon Suite by Grofe. The program for the May concert is as follows: Chelsea Starbuck Smith, Violin DUFFY Heart Throb MAHLER Blumine (Flora) SIBELIUS Violin Concerto in D Minor GROFE Grand Canyon Suite

Varnishing Workshop

May 7th, 2016

Looking for that great varnish finish but cannot seem to achieve what you want? On Saturday, May 7th at 10 A.M, Adam Hullings and Ralph Hullings, owners of Hullings Hulls in Penn Yan, NY, will conduct a varnishing workshop. Workshop students will be able to learn and apply skills to achieve a high sheen varnish finish! The workshop is part of the Pepper Family series of the Finger Lakes Boating Academy. There is a $10 fee for materials. This workshop is being held at the Finger Lakes Boating Museum, 8231 Pleasant Valley Road, Hammondsport, NY. Participants must pre-register by April 30th. To register please call 607-569-2222 or email info@flbm.org

Matthew Schreiber: Crossbow Art Exhibit

May 7th, 2016

Matthew Schreiber’s immersive laser light installation is named after a roller coaster in New Jersey, and he creates an environment that reaches back to a not-so-distant past in which technology seemed to promise utopian visions of a brighter future. Through the simple presentation and manipulation of light, “Crossbow” might just make time and place seem temporarily suspended and everyday reality left behind for a while, reminding us of a fundamental aspect of art.

Little Red Robin Hood and Xylophone Performances at The Strong

May 7th, 2016

Enjoy performances of Little Red Robin Hood presented by Genesee Community College Forum Player Theatre Ensemble at 1 and 3 p.m. The College at Brockport Xylophone Ensemble will also perform live at noon and 2 p.m. Included with general museum admission fees.

Veggies & Varietals

May 7th, 2016

This is one of the Seneca Lake Wine Trail's newest wine and food pairing events. Our member wineries will be preparing many innovative vegetarian dishes, and pairing them with their excellent wines. Check in at your chosen starting winery, pick up your ticket, then enjoy a self-guided tour around beautiful Seneca Lake during this one day event. Regular tickets purchased in advance are $30 per person. Use discount code FLTA when purchasing your ticket to receive $5 off! (Discount codes may not be combined with any other offers. Only valid for online ticket purchases. Discount valid for ticketed events, not Trail Passports. Tickets purchased without a discount code cannot be retroactively discounted later. Restrictions and exclusions may apply. Void where prohibited.)

Muds & Suds Family Fun Day

May 7th, 2016

Muds & Suds Family Fun Day Saturday May 7, 2016 10 am - 2 pm Watson Homestead Conference & Retreat Center 9620 Dry Run Road, Painted Post, NY 14870 A Family-Fun Day for children ages 5 to 12. This is a child friendly, age appropriate, non-competitive event to bring children together for some of their favorite Spring things: Being Active, Being Outside and Getting Dirty! The Getting Dirty Obstacle Course is designed to give children over and under fun – wet, dry, slippery and some parts filled with mud!

Other challenges will include soap suds, bubbles, slippy slide and athletic whimsies. Parents will be responsible for the getting clean part, so bring towels and a set of clean clothes, plus swim suits for the whole family to enjoy our heated swimming pool afterward. The fabulous fun kicks off with the first wave of 25 starting at 10am. Additional waves will follow every 10 minutes as needed. All participants receive a t-shirt, participation ribbon and a picnic lunch: hamburger or hotdog, chips, watermelon, cookie & drink.

Spectators are welcome and additional lunch tickets can be purchased for $5 with child’s registration. Cost is $20 per child prior to May 1st and $25 after May 1st. To register or for more information, contact Watson Homestead at 607-962-0541 or whomestead@stny.rr.com. For directions, go to our website at www.watsonhomestead.com. http://www.watsonhomestead.com/new-events/2016/5/7/muds-suds

GCVM 40th Opening Day Celebration

May 7th, 2016

Help us celebrate the start of our 40th season with chats with our knowledgeable costumed townsfolk who keep the hearth fires burning, the heirloom gardens flourishing and the livestock tended. Interpreters — including master cooks and craftsman —will be demonstrating their talents all day as you experience life in the 19th century.

Mother's Day Brunch at the Gould Hotel

May 8th, 2016

Sunday, May 8th. 10:00am to 2:00pm Adults $25.95, Youth under 12 $10.95, 5 and younger No Charge Reservations Required. 315.712.4000 ~Highlights from our Brunch Menu~ Made to Order Omelets, Yogurt & Granola, Fresh Muffins, Fresh Fruit Salad, Mixed Greens Salad, Pasta Carbonara, Applewood Smoked Bacon, Waffles with Syrup, Carved To Order: Sirloin Roast, Brown Sugar Smoked Ham and Roasted Turkey, Chicken Roulade, Assorted Side Dishes and Dessert Station

Mother’s Day Special at the Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum

May 8th, 2016

Mothers get a FREE gift with a paid admission to the Sodus Bay Lighthouse. Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission: $5/Adult; $2.50/Students (K-12); FREE for Preschool Children & SBHS Members. For more information, call (315) 483-4936 or visit www.sodusbaylighthouse.org.

Making Chocolates with Mom

May 8th, 2016

Join Lamoreaux Landing Wine Cellars in a special Mother's Day celebration - craft your own artisan chocolates and pair them with their best wines, right at the winery! Make your Mom's day special - or bring Dad, Grandma, or any of your favorite friends - and enjoy making a variety of chocolate delights with chocolatier Claire Benjamin from Rue Claire Artisan Chocolates.

Lamoreaux Landing Wine Cellars will provide exquisite wine pairings for your creations, and offer fun and informative chocolate pairing tips. Sunday, May 8 2016, from 4 to 6 pm in the lakeview tasting room at Lamoreaux Landing Wine Cellars.

$35 per person $28 Lamoreaux Landing Case Club members and their guests Email Brenda at info@lamoreauxwine.com or call the winery at 607-582-6011 to reserve your spaces now. Seating is very limited for this event - reserve your spaces early to ensure availability Check out all of Lamoreaux Landing Wine Cellars' upcoming events by visiting their website, www.lamoreauxwine.com or by following them on Facebook.

Mother's Day Brunch at Veraisons Restaurant

May 8th, 2016

Mother’s Day Brunch at Veraisons Restaurant Glenora Wine Cellars 5435 State Route 14 Dundee, NY 14837 800-243-5513 www.glenora.com info@glenora.com Sunday, May 8th, 2016 ~ Serving 11:00am to 3:00pm Adults $32.95 Children $13.95 (12 & under) plus tax and gratuity Advanced Reservations Required by calling 800-243-5513 http://www.glenora.com/Restaurant/Mothers-Day-Brunch Treat your mother to brunch at Veraisons Restaurant this Mother’s Day from 11am to 3pm! From carving selections, main courses and sides to fresh baked pastries and a house-made dessert bar; there is plenty to enjoy!

Reservations are required by calling 800.243.5513 or booking online at www.Glenora.com/Reservations

Carving Selections Sliced Prime Rib with Horseradish Cream Sauce Roasted Turkey Breast with Turkey Au Jus Main Courses Omelet Station– Create Your Own Brioche French Toast with Strawberry Compote Eggs Florentine with Canadian Bacon Asparagus & Cheddar Quiche Buttermilk Roasted Chicken Oven Roasted Salmon with Tarragon Crème Fraiche Sides Applewood Smoked Bacon Local Sausage Links Thyme Buttered Green Beans Farfalle Pasta Salad Mixed Spring Greens Asparagus & Pea Soup Potato Gratin Saffron Rice Pilaf more Fresh Fruit Local Cheese Display Fresh Baked Muffins Miniature Tea Sandwiches House-made Scones & Dessert Bar *Veraisons will be open for regular dinner service following brunch

Mother's Day Brunch at the Holiday Inn Elmira

May 8th, 2016

Take mom and the family out for a special treat this Mother’s Day. Everything is provided for you so there is no worry about planning a meal; just sit back and enjoy time with mom, family and friends. What’s on the Menu • Made to Order Omelets and Waffles • Bacon, Sausage Links, Scrambled Eggs and Homefries • Sausage Gravy and Biscuits • Carved Roast Beef with Au Jus • Pineapple and Cherry Glazed Ham • Seafood Newburg with Pastry Shell • Penne Alfredo • Grilled Lemon Peppered Chicken with Sautéed Tomatoes, Peppers and Onions • Garden Blend Mixed Vegetables • Roasted Red Potatoes • Wild Rice Pilaf • Fresh Fruit • Assorted Salads • Cherry topped Cheesecake, Bread Pudding, Marble Cake and more. Cost - Adults: $19.95 Children 5-12: $9.95 Children 2-4: $3.95 Under 2: Complimentary Reservations are highly recommended. To go orders are available. Call 607.734.0402 for reservations or information.

Treleaven's Sip 'n Paint Mother's Day Party

May 8th, 2016

With Mother’s Day around the corner, surprise Mom with something she will really enjoy - an all-day Treleaven experience! Bring the whole family to Treleaven’s Sip ‘n Paint Mother’s Day Party on Sunday, May 8 from 10:00AM-5:00PM for an afternoon of wine, food and live music, and take part in a painting session where art and wine meet. Spend some quality time with mom as you uncork your inner artist, sip on Treleaven vino and learn to paint with Wine & Design Ithaca during an artist led activity where you begin with a blank canvas and leave with a masterpiece! All the materials, equipment and instruction you’ll need are included in one low price. Don’t want to participate in the painting class? Stop by anyway! There will be FREE live music from 1:00-4:00PM feat. Charlie Ellis, and Alexander’s Food Truck will be serving tasty eats from 11:30AM until it’s gone. Wine by the glass or bottle will also be available for purchase. Painting Session Information: - $35 per person, includes all equipment and instruction. - Registration at 12:30PM. Painting begins at 1:00PM and runs until 3:00PM. - With the purchase of a ticket, receive 10% off your first bottle of Treleaven wine. All mothers receive an additional 10% off a glass of wine. - LIMITED SEATING AVAILABLE SO ADVANCED RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. To reserve your tickets for the event, click HERE to order online. The event will take place rain or shine at Treleaven at 658 Lake Road, King Ferry NY 13081. If you have any questions or concerns, please call 315.364.5100 or email info@treleavenwines.com. ADMISSION TO EVENT IS FREE. TICKET ONLY REQUIRED FOR PAINTING SESSION. ALL FOOD AND DRINKS AVAILABLE FOR A FEE. * Parking will be available for free. * No outside food or alcohol will be permitted.

Mothers Day Brunch at the Watson Homestead

May 8th, 2016

Watson Homestead invites you to a Mother's Day Brunch! Where: Watson Homestead Conference & Retreat Center, 9620 Dry Run Rd, Painted Post, NY 14870 When: Sunday, May 8th, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Reservations required. Call 607-962-0541. $15 per person Children Ages 6-12 $7.00 Children under 5 FREE Come have a Mother's Day Feast! Scrambled eggs, home fries, maple sausage links, bacon, chicken Ala King with Biscuits. Corning Catering Carving Station with ham, turkey breast, stuffing, garlic smashed potatoes. Penne with tomato basil sauce, alfredo. Linguini tossed with olive oil, garlic and parmesan cheese. Hot soups and salad bar. For dessert: cookies, brownies, assorted pastries, cherry and apple coffee cake. For more information call: 607-962-0541 Or e-mail us at whomestead@stny.rr.com Visit our website www.watsonhomestead.com Sponsored by Corning Catering & Watson Homestead Conference & Retreat Center

Mothers Day Free Tour of Rose Hill Mansion

May 8th, 2016

Celebrate Mom with a tour of Rose Hill Mansion this Mother's Day. On Sunday, May 8, 2016 get Mom's ticket free when you buy one adult admission to the house. Here you can explore Margaret Swan's life as daughter, wife and mother in the 19th century. Once a working farm, Rose Hill and the surrounding grounds are now open seasonally for guided tours. Built in 1839, the elegant Greek Revival house was the center of a busy and productive farm at mid-century. Much of the guided tour focuses on the Swan family who lived there from 1850 to 1890. Through family letters, photographs, and diaries, visitors explore their joys and sorrows, and their interactions with neighbors and the many workers required to keep the large house and farm in working order. Twenty rooms of the house are restored and furnished in the Empire style, popular from the 1820s to 1850s. The property also has a terrific view of Seneca Lake and nearby farmlands.

Mother’s Day at Genesee Country Village & Museum

May 8th, 2016

Treat Mom (Moms get in FREE!) to a special day on Mother's Day in the Historic Village as we celebrate the role of mothers throughout the 19th century. See the latest 1800s spring fashions with a fashion show and view selected garments from the museum’s historic clothing collection.

Road Scholars Glassmaking Course

May 9th, 2016

Immerse yourself in glass! You'll explore furnace working, flameworking, and cold working with highly qualified instructors. Enjoy glassmaking demonstrations and lectures on Corning's glass history. Fee applies. For more information or to register, contact Jenny Monroe at Watson Homestead, 607.962.0541 or watsonjenny@stny.rr.com. May 9–13

Dirty Dancing: The Classic Story On Stage

May 10th, 2016 - May 15th, 2016

May 10-15, 2016 DIRTY DANCING – THE CLASSIC STORY ON STAGE is an unprecedented live experience, exploding with heart-pounding music, passionate romance and sensational dancing. Seen by millions across the globe, this worldwide smash hit features the hit songs “Hungry Eyes,” “Hey Baby,” “Do You Love Me?” and the heart-stopping “(I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life.” London’s Sunday Express says, “This crowd-pleasing stage adaptation hits the jackpot!” It’s the summer of 1963, and 17-year-old Frances “Baby” Houseman is on vacation in New York’s Catskill Mountains with her older sister and parents. Baby discovers her own entertainment when she stumbles upon the staff quarters where an all-night dance party is in full swing. Mesmerized by the raunchy dance moves and the pounding rhythms, Baby can’t wait to be part of the scene, especially when she catches sight of Johnny Castle the resort dance instructor. Baby’s life is about to change forever as she is thrown in at the deep end as Johnny’s leading lady both on-stage and off with breathtaking consequences. Don’t miss your chance to see this record-breaking and adventurous theatre sensation. You’ll have the time of your life! US.DirtyDancingOnTour.com

Erie Canal Lecture

May 11th, 2016

The final program in the Geneva Historical Society's Spring Lecture Series explores the profound impact the Erie Canal had on America. Author Michael Keene will present the lecture “The Psychic Highway: How the Erie Canal Changed America” on Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. Based on his book of the same name, the presentation will be at the Geneva History Museum. Mr. Keene will look at how development of the Erie Canal led to the major social, political, and religious movements that swept through upstate New York during the 19th century. He will delve into the canal’s inspiration, evolution and impact on American life, and how the canal bridged the gap of communications and travel, setting the stage for history-making events.

Honey Bee Jubilee

May 14th, 2016

Celebrate one of our hardest workers, the honey bee, with complimentary honey inspired food. 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission: Free. $4.00 for wine tastings. Phone: 315.549.8797

Supercalifragilistic Weekend

May 14th, 2016 - May 15th, 2016

Fly in and celebrate beloved nanny Mary Poppins! Meet and take photos with Mary Poppins, make a mini kite to take home, and decorate your own unique Mary Poppins hat. See what is stowed in Mary Poppins’ carpetbag. Create sidewalk chalk drawings (outdoor activity, weather permitting). Enjoy a fanciful carousel ride—free with paid admission—just like Mary, Bert, Jane, and Michael enjoyed in the Mary Poppins movie. Included with general museum admission fees.

Treleaven's Sweeter Side

May 14th, 2016

Chocolate lovers rejoice! Indulge in your sweet tooth on May 14 during Treleaven’s Sweeter Side featuring local chocolatier, Life’s So Sweet Chocolates, paired with world-class wines! For $8 per person, you receive four samples of decadent chocolate paired with Treleaven wine.

Don't have a sweet tooth? Stop by anyhow! We'll have free live acoustic music from Gary Reynolds from 1-4PM. Local favorites 1010 BBQ will be whipping up savory treats for an additional fee from Noon until it’s gone, and there will be wine and craft beer by the glass or bottle - bring friends and stay for awhile!

The event will take place rain or shine! Please call 315.364.5100 or email info@treleavenwines.com to purchase tickets or for more information. Tickets can also be purchased at the door the day of the event or in the Tasting Room Monday thru Saturday, 10AM-5PM and Sunday, Noon-5PM. Limited tickets available at the door.

Come of the sweeter side at Treleaven - we'll have wine and chocolate! * Admission to event is free. Chocolate and wine pairings, as well as all food and drinks available for a fee. * Parking will be available for free. * No outside food or alcohol will be permitted.

Flights of Fancy Finger Lakes Wine Classic

May 14th, 2016

Historic and beautiful downtown Penn Yan will be the host site for the first Flights of Fancy – Finger Lakes Wine Classic to be held on Saturday, May 14th from 2PM – 8PM. This tasting event is co-sponsored by the Penn Yan Rotary Club and the Yates County Chamber of Commerce and will pair the finest Finger Lakes varietal wines and the most innovative chefs’ regional cuisine, all under one festival tent in beautiful and historic downtown Penn Yan.

Participating wineries include: Anthony Road Wine Company; Chateau Lafayette Reneau; Fox Run Vineyards; Fulkerson Winery; Glenora Wine Cellars; Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards; Heron Hill Winery; Hunt Country Vineyards; Keuka Spring Vineyards; Knapp Winery; Lakewood Vineyards; McGregor Vineyard Winery; Miles Wine Cellars, LLC; Ravines Wine Cellars; Rooster Hill Vineyards; Stever Hill Vineyards; Vineyard View Winery; Wagner Vineyards and Zugibe Vineyards.

Attendees can purchase advance sale tickets for $25.00 (plus tax) or purchase tickets at the gate for $30.00 (plus tax). The admission fee grants you entrance to the festive atmosphere, give you a souvenir wine glass and 16 tasting tickets to sample the large variety of wines. Food tickets will be sold separately with six food vendors available.

Entertainment will intersperse the day, with live performances by Artistic License, accented by the sounds of smooth jazz and classic contemporary hits. Chef demonstrations will be held in the festival tent and three cooking classes will be held in the commercial kitchen of Milly’s Pantry.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Penn Yan Rotary Club’s community programs, including the historic Keuka Outlet Trail.

To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.fingerlakeswineclassic.com or call 800.228.2760.

Lofting a Ben Reno Trout Boat

May 14th, 2016

Interested in drawing the plans for your own full size traditional trout boat? On May 14-15 at 10 A.M the Finger Lakes Boating Academy is conducting a course for students to loft a classic Ben Reno Trout Boat. Ed Wightman, President of the Finger Lakes Boating Museum, will be instructing students on how to draw the plans for a full scale rendition of a trout boat, including the profile and plan views of the boat! This course is only $60 per person. Participants must pre-register by April 30th. To register, call 607-569-2222 or email at info@flbm.org.

Seabreeze Amusement Park Opens for the 2016 Season

May 14th, 2016

It's the start of another season of summertime fun. Come for family fun at its finest and enjoy all your park favorites like the Jack Rabbit, carousel, Log Flume, the Whirlwind and more. Head to our website for more information and special offers as well.

The Best of Seneca West Wine Tour

May 14th, 2016

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

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

Lunch is paired with selected craft beers from around the globe. After lunch, we make our way up the road to Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyards, where we will enjoy a private tasting in the winery. Wiemer is considered one of the top Riesling producers in the United States, and was recognized by Wine & Spirits Magazine as one of the top 100 American wineries for 2014. We will explore exquisite white varietals followed by examples of vineyard variations in their Cabernet Franc. Our final stop of the day is Red Tail Ridge Winery. Red Tail Ridge is recognized by the New York Times, Wine Spectator and Wine Enthusiast as one of the best producers in the region. Winemaker Nancy Irelan has made a name in the region for exploring grape varieties not seen anywhere else in the region, like the German Dornfelder and the Italian Teroldego in addition to more classic Finger Lakes varietals. Enjoy a private tasting featuring their array of unique wines as the perfect ending to a great day. Price: $145.00 per person. This price includes the transportation, tasting fees, added services, lunch, and special food pairings. This price is associated with a 5 person total guest count.

Alternate pricing and touring options are available for tours that do not meet this minimum. Departure Locations: This tour runs from 9:30 am-5 pm, depending on pick up location Ithaca pick up available upon request – please call Experience! The Finger Lakes at 607-233-4818 Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel, 16 N Franklin St, Watkins Glen, NY 14891 Geneva on the Lake, 1001 Lochland Rd (Rte 14), Geneva NY 14456 Belhurst Castle, 4069 Westlake Rd., Geneva NY 14456

Varick Winery's Honey Bee Jubilee

May 14th, 2016

Celebrate one of our hardest workers, the honey bee, with complimentary honey-inspired food. 9:30am-6:00pm Free admission. $4.00 to taste six wines. 315-549-8797

Blue Man Group

May 17th, 2016 - May 18th, 2016

Clemens Center presents BLUE MAN GROUP Tuesday, May 17 – Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $69.50/$59.50/$49.50/$29.50. Processing and facility maintenance fees apply. Interactive Seating Zone (Rows 1-5) – For seating in this area, please contact the Box Office directly. Delight in an amazing display of physical and technical skills used to create unique performance art from the best seats in the house!

Not only will you have a great view, as the poncho section is closest to the stage, these seats also offer the most intimate and interactive experience that allows you to feel like a part of the show! Blue Man Group provides each person in this section with a poncho just in case some of the materials used on stage make their way into the audience. Blue Man Group is comedy, theater, rock concert and dance party all rolled into one. This wildly popular phenomenon delivers an unforgettable multi-sensory experience.

It’s an outrageous evening of entertainment you’ll never forget. Don’t miss the show that has captivated 35 million people worldwide. Blue Man Group – enemy of monotony, remedy for boredom, promoter of overjoy and elation. DARE TO LIVE IN FULL COLOR

GARRISON KEILLOR: An Evening of Storytelling

May 19th, 2016

The Clemens Center and the Elmira College 2015-2016 Presidential Lecture Series present GARRISON KEILLOR: An Evening of Storytelling Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. Tickets: $70/$59.50/$49.50/$25. Processing and facility maintenance fees apply. Master Storyteller and Host of Public Radio’s A Prairie Home Companion One of the most prolific American storytellers of all time, Garrison Keillor is a writer and humorist best known for his popular live radio variety show, A Prairie Home Companion, which attracts more than 4 million listeners on more than 600 public radio stations each week. Offering insight and stories from his journey as one of America’s greatest storytellers, Garrison Keillor captivates audiences with his unique blend of comedy, charisma and wisdom.

Wine Pairing Dinner featuring Long Point Winery at the Gould Hotel

May 19th, 2016

Thursday, May 19th 6:00 Cocktails / 6:30 Dinner $45 per person includes tax and gratuity Reservations 315-712-4000 Enjoy a four course wine pairing dinner, carefully crafted by our chef to pair exquisitely and deliciously with the wines of Long Point Winery, located on Cayuga Lake. Known for producing the finest dry red and white wines, Long Point Winery has collected numerous awards for wines such as, red Zinfandel, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Dry Riesling. The Gould Hotel 108 Fall Street Seneca Falls, NY 13148 www.thegouldhotel.com

Student Art Show

May 19th, 2016

Free + open to the public. Auditorium. Free & open to the public. In the Auditorium. Discover the extraordinarily creative talents of more than 2,000 local students on display at this year's Annual Student Art Show at The Corning Museum of Glass.The Student Art Show includes the works of students from elementary, middle and high schools in the Corning area. The artwork in the high school and middle school level is judged in 20 different media. Student Art Show Scholarship Each year, the Museum awards two local high school seniors scholarships to pursue their studies in art. The students, who must have decided to major in art in college, are chosen by their schools based on their artwork and academic standing. The recipients are recognized at the opening of the Annual Student Art Show. No Museum admission is required to see the show. May 19–22

Eclipse Red Wine Blending Event at Tasting Room on Seneca Lake

May 19th, 2016

Heron Hill Winery is celebrating 25 years of our signature Eclipse Red blend in 2016! Try your hand at the art of blending wine in this unique class presented by Eric Frarey of Heron Hill Winery. Eric will pour a vertical his Bourdeaux-style blend, including the current vintage along with two other vintages!. You will then taste the three wines representing its component wines. After a discussion on the fundamentals of creating a balanced blend, you will have the opportunity to create a blend of your own and sip while you mingle with other class participants. We will serve one sweet and one savory appetizer to pair with the wine. Space is very limited and is on a first come first serve basis (by reservation only). $10 per person; FREE for Heron Hill Wine Club members Please contact Aimee to RSVP: seneca@heronhill.com or (607) 243-7109

CB Craft Brewers' Thursday the 19th - 19th Hole Release

May 19th, 2016

This is our 19th year of brewing beer for this great community. To celebrate we are bringing back an old favorite just in time for the summer season. Ladies and gentlemen join us for the very limited release of our 19th Hole Ale. As part of our commitment to this community we will be featuring live local music and food all sourced within 30 miles of our brewery. Featuring: The Grilled Mixed Platter A delicious assortment of grilled local handmade sausages from Costanza's Sausage in Webster, N.Y., Pulled Pork sourced from Debra Snyder Natures Brand Farms in Lima, N.Y. with CB Iron Fireman Root Beer Barbecue sauce and homemade Coleslaw. Live Local Music: Dave McGrath from Rochester, N.Y. (6:00 - 8:00pm) CB 19th Hole will be available starting at 4:00pm, we will have a special ceremonial toast at 5:30pm.

Indigenous Watercraft in Central New York: A Long-Term History Lecture

May 19th, 2016

Want to hear about Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) boat building? On Thursday, May 19th at 7 P.M, the Finger Lakes Boating Academy is holding a lecture at the Boathouse Beer Garden, 6128 State route 89, Romulus, NY. Dr. Kurt Jordan, associate professor of anthropology & American Indian Studies at Cornell University, and Dr. Jon Parmenter, associate professor of History at Cornell University, will discuss Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) boat building and the long-term history of boat use in central New York ranging from the end of the last ice age to present times! This lecture is free of charge. Please R.S.V.P. via email or phone. 607-569-2222 or email at info@flbm.org

Refuge

May 20th, 2016 - May 21st, 2016

Thur-Sat 8:00 pm; Sun, Wed & Thur 2:00 pm at Bristol Valley Theater. REFUGE, an original documentary theater piece developed by BVT Associate Artistic Director David Shane with students from the University of Massachusetts, Lowell Theatre Arts Program that uses text from real interviews to explore the theme of Refuge - the people who need it, the ways they seek it, and the places they find it. The performance explores the refugee experience by examining the refugee in all of us. Tickets, which are $15 for adults and $10 for students are now on sale by calling 585-374-6318 or online at www.bvtnaples.org.

COMMUNITY YARD SALE DAY

May 21st, 2016

Village-wide yard sales located at individual homes and many more at our Farmer's Market Park pavillions. Sales begin sharply at 8:00 am. No early birds please!

Boater Safety Course

May 21st, 2016

On May 21, the Finger Lakes Boating Museum is offering the NYS Boater Safety Course, taught by Scott Johnson, FLBM Trustee and NYS Certified Instructor This course is designed to teach the fundamentals of safe boating operations, and is open to students ages ten and up. The course runs from 9AM to 4PM. There is a $30 program fee and students ages 18 and up are required to pay a $10 fee to NYS for a permanent certificate. Preregistration is required. Register by calling the Museum at 607-569-2222.

Beyond the Looking Glass Wine Pairing Dinner

May 22nd, 2016

Beyond the Looking Glass Wine Pairing Dinner Glenora Wine Cellars Veraisons Restaurant 5435 State Route 14 Dundee, NY 14837 800-243-5513 info@glenora.com http://www.glenora.com/restaurant/beyond-the-looking-glass May 22nd, 2016 6:00pm The cost is $65/person, plus tax and gratuity. Join us for a unique dining experience full of wonderment and wine, inspired by Alice’s adventures in a fantastical world brimming with visual trickery and whimsy, in celebration of the upcoming release of Disney's film, Alice Through the Looking Glass, based on Lewis Carroll's book Through the Looking-Glass. It will be an evening to remember! Reservations are required by booking a table online at www.glenora.com/reservations or calling 800.243.5513. Five Course Wine Pairing Dinner, $65 per person, plus tax & gratuity. www.glenora.com/restaurant/beyond-the-looking-glass

MOOG DAY! Celebrating Robert Moog in Trumansburg

May 22nd, 2016

Robert Moog, former Trumansburg resident and inventor of the Moog synthesizer, will finally receive due commemoration for his impact on music history and popular culture with a dedication of a historical marker and a day of free events in his honor. The dedication will take place on May 22nd at 1pm in front of Little Venice, 49 East Main St., former site of R. A. Moog Co. from 1963-1971, where both the Moog synthesizer and Minimoog were developed. The dedication will kick-off MoogDay, a celebration of Moog's legacy here in Trumansburg: 1pm- Marker dedication in front of Little Venice, formerly R. A. Moog Co., 49 East Main St. 2pm-Talks about Moog by Moog enthusiast Greg McGrath, Cornell professor Trevor Pinch, and musician David Borden at the Ulysses Historical Society, 39 South St. 4pm-DIY synthesizer maker's event held at the Ulysses Philomathic library, FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED 5:30-8:30pm Free Moog music at Atlas Bowl from DJ Charcoal Heart (of Angry Mom Records) and half-price bowling all night! 6pm-10pm Free Moog music at the Rongovian Embassy including David Borden, Electric Gollem, among others! To learn more about Robert Moog and the event, and to donate to MoogDay, please visit https://www.givegab.com/nonprofits/trumansburg-area-chamber-of-commerce-0d8466f4-4fae-4a41-97e9-ae02be05c4d0/campaigns/a-celebration-for-r-a-moog MoogDay is generously supported by The Tompkins County Tourism Initiative, The Village of Trumansburg, and the Trumansburg Area Chamber of Commerce, as well as individual donors.

Building a Ben Reno Trout Boat

May 23rd, 2016

Want to build your own boat? On May 23-28 at 10 A.M the Finger Lakes Boating Academy is conducting a course for students to build a replica of a classic Ben Reno Trout Boat. Ed Wightman, President of the Finger Lakes Boating Museum and owner of his own boat restoration shop, will be instructing students on how to build a boat starting from construction molds to preparing the boat to paint! This course is only $300 per person. Participants must pre-register by May 9th. To register, call 607-569-2222 or email at info@flbm.org.

“History Alive!” Presentation: “Churches of Sodus and Huron” by Loreen Jorgensen

May 25th, 2016

Part of the Sodus Bay Historical Society's "History Alive!" Lecture series. Loreen Jorgensen will give a presentation on the history of churches in the towns of Sodus and Huron. 6:30 p.m. FREE. For more information, call (315) 483-4936 or visit www.sodusbaylighthouse.org.

Summer Garden Mixer: Shades of Rosé

May 25th, 2016

Join us in our Garden Tent as we celebrate the perfect warm weather wine - Dry Rosé! Across New York State, wineries are creating world-class Rosé in their own unique ways. On this evening, you'll have the opportunity to taste a variety of Rosé, along with other wines, from a great line-up of wineries. The New York Wine & Culinary culinary team will create delicious small bites that pair perfectly with the pretty-in-pink wine that's making a name for itself across New York State - and beyond! Bring your friends and truly celebrate Wine Wednesday. You'll even be able to purchase your favorite wine by the bottle and take advantage of Bring Your Own Bottle Night at Upstairs Bistro (no corkage fee)! $10 per person in advance $15 per person at the door

2300°: Bill Gudenrath

May 26th, 2016

At 2300°F, hot glass gets interesting—and so do things at The Corning Museum of Glass. Enjoy glassmaking demonstrations, live music, and great food and drink. Free and open to the public. 6–8 pm

Memorial Day at the Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum

May 30th, 2016

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

June

OKLAHOMA!

June 1st, 2016 - June 22nd, 2016

2 p.m. and 8 p.m. at the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse in Auburn, NY. June 1 - June 22, 2016; performance times vary. Tickets range from $47–57 per ticket, with discounts available for senior citizens and students with valid ID. Rodgers & Hammerstein’s beloved classic! It’s been 18 years since we visited the prairie and we’re excited to return! Rodgers and Hammerstein’s hit classic captures Curley and Laurey’s budding love story set against the rivalry of the farmers and the cowboys. This musical provides heaps of singin’, dancin’ and ropin’ and captures the thrill and pride of the territory becoming the 46th state! Rated PG. Tickets may be purchased at the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse box office. Tickets can also be purchased by phone at 1-800-457-8897, or online at FingerLakesMTF.com/tickets.

Thursday Night Summer Concert Series

June 2nd, 2016

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

Women Spa Wine & Painting Weekend Getaway

June 2nd, 2016

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

Fulkerson Winery Winemaker Dinner

June 3rd, 2016

Join us in the Garden Tent for a Winemaker Dinner with Fulkerson Winery! NYWCC Chefs will pair Fulkerson's delicious portfolio of wine with entrées made with fresh, local ingredients. Discover the incredible pairings of the six course meal while Fulkerson's Winemaker discusses the line-up of award-winning wines. Established in 1989 on the west side of Seneca Lake, Fulkerson Winery offers award winning handcrafted wines that truly exhibit the terroir of the Finger Lakes. Offering classics such as Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Franc and Merlot to more unique varietals such as Lemberger, Grüner Veltliner, and Dornfelder they offer something to please every palate. $75 per person

Common Time – A Musical Potpourri

June 4th, 2016

Saturday, June 4, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: Free Admission We will bring to the audience a joy of singing through a potpourri of various genres of music.

Toro Run Winery Presents its 3rd Anniversary Party

June 5th, 2016

Help Kick Off the Season Pamplona Style!

Attire: Red & White! Toro Run bandanas will be sold at Toro Run prior to the event.

Music by Bad Juju, try our famous Brazilian BBQ.

Event will be held rain or shine with a 1pm shotgun start so arrive early!

Thursday Night Summer Concert Series

June 9th, 2016

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

Smokin' Summer Kickoff

June 10th, 2016

June 10-12, 2016 This is one of the Seneca Lake Wine Trail's newest wine and food pairing weekend event. Come celebrate summer, the many wonderful foods associated with this beautiful time of year, and the fantastic wines that pair with grilled and summertime foods! Start your summer season off with this fun-filled wine and food pairing weekend, check in at your chosen starting winery, pick up your ticket and gift item, then enjoy a self-guided tour around beautiful Seneca Lake during this 2-1/2 day event. This event is co-sponsored by Bostrom Farms. Regular tickets purchased in advance are $40 per person. Use discount code FLTA when purchasing your ticket to receive $5 off! (Discount codes may not be combined with any other offers. Only valid for online ticket purchases. Discount valid for ticketed events, not Trail Passports. Tickets purchased without a discount code cannot be retroactively discounted later. Restrictions and exclusions may apply. Void where prohibited.)

Workshop with Horses - Mother & Daughter Weekend Getaway

June 10th, 2016

This fun weekend getaway gives you the unique experience of learning by doing in the company of horses. The weekend will include several wellness sessions with and without horses as well as a wine tasting & painting event. The focus will be on improving communication, setting boundaries and strengthening the bond. Make it even more relaxing with a massage in our stylish massage room.

Train Run/Walk 5K & Kid's Train Parade

June 11th, 2016

7:30AM Registration 8:00 AM 5K Run/Walk 9:15AM 5K Awards 9:30AM Kid's Train Parade Location: Keuka Arts Festival Grounds (Water Street, Penn Yan) Parking located at the Penn Yan Little League Fields: 360 Elm St. Cost: $20 After June 5th $25 Register Online! tiny.cc/KTrain Literacy Volunteers has teamed up with Yates Community Center, Penn Yan Central School District and Child & Family Resources to create KTrain. The KTrain program is a community-wide effort to boost kindergarten readiness. The KTrain kicks off Saturday, June 11th with its first annual 5K run/walk and kid's parade. Early literacy is essential to a child's future success and so the KTrain family programs will focus on activities centered on the learning areas of Reading, Talking, Eating and Playing. For more information please contact Mary Ann Lewandowski at 860.575.8076 or maryann@yatescommunitycenter.org. Please visit our Facebook page at KTrain Penn Yan Kindergarten Readiness Project.

Tour of Homes

June 11th, 2016

The Geneva Historical Society’s 2016 Tour of Homes: All Roads Lead Home, will be on Saturday, June 11, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The tour features eight private residences, the Gearan Center for the Performing Arts at Hobart and William Smith, FLCC Viticulture and Wine Center and St. Peter's Episcopal Church. Refreshments will be available at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 149 Genesee Street, on the day of the tour.

The church will celebrate its 150th Anniversary in 2017 and, in conjunction with the tour, students from St. Peter’s Academy for the Arts will offer a 30 minute performance at 4:00 p.m. Tickets for the tour are $22 and will be available at Rose Hill Mansion and the Geneva Historical Society. On the day of the tour, tickets are $25 and will be available at the Geneva Historical Society or at the Cobblestone located at 100 Old State Road. Each ticket holder will also be eligible to win a gift basket from Harry & David. Geneva Historical Society members can purchase discounted tickets only in advance of the tour at the Geneva Historical Society office. For further information, call the Historical Society office at 315-789-5151. The 2016 Tour of Homes is generously supported by HEP Sales, Century 21/Steve Davoli Real Estate, Ashley HomeStore and Bostrom Farms. Stops on the Tour of Homes

1. The Gearan Center for the Performing Arts, 300 Pulteney Street
2. Charlie & Pat Certo, 488 White Springs Road
3. FLCC Viticulture and Wine Center, 100 Empire Drive
4. ARC Home, 859 Hastings Road
5. Mark Eidlin & Salley Thornton, 5053 Reed Bay
6. Kenny & Pauline Weaver, Weaver View Farms, 386 State Rt. 14
7. Paul & Kathryn Cooley, 1166 Earls Hill Road
8. Tim & Sandy Merwarth, 1136 Earls Hill Road
9. Jim & Debbie Colizzi, 1107 Earls Hill Road
10. Kevin Bostrom & Jill Minter, 100 Old State Road
11. St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 149 Genesee St

Thursday Night Summer Concert Series

June 16th, 2016

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

Avenue Q

June 16th, 2016 - June 26th, 2016

8:00 pm at Bristol Valley Theater Music and Lyrics by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx; Book by Jeff Whitty A laugh-out-loud musical that tells the timeless tale of a recent college grad named Princeton who moves into a shabby New York apartment all the way out on Avenue Q. There he meets a host of colorful characters that help him discover his purpose in life. Peopled by both live actors and puppets, this show was the winner of the TONY for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book. AVENUE Q is part flesh, part felt and packed with heart. (Contains adult language and content.) Ticket Price: General - $33; Senior (60+) - $31; College - $17; Children 18 & younger - $12

Strawberry Festival Friday Night Block Party, 5K Run, and Fireworks

June 17th, 2016

Entertainment, Wine Tent, Food Vendors. Sign up for the 5K run at runsignup.com

Historic Palmyra's Ice Cream Social

June 17th, 2016

June 17th 6:30pm-8:30pm no charge!! Begin at the Historical Museum or Phelps Store. Complimentary tours of all museums with grand opening of new exhibits. Begin at the Alling Coverlet Museum at 6:30 pm and tour until 8:30pm with ice cream following your tours!

2016 Southern Tier Craft Beer and BBQ Festival

June 18th, 2016

The Festival features a Brewers Exhibition and Tasting, Amateur BBQ Cook-Off, Live Entertainment, Arts & Crafts Vendors and will be on June 18th from 2pm til 10pm

Owego Strawberry Festival

June 18th, 2016

Parade at 10 am. Craft and food vendors, entertainment, wine and beer tasting and other fun events to do at the annual strawberry festival. Come join in the fun and be a part of the celebration. Great fun for all.

Father's Day Barbecue-Inns of Aurora

June 19th, 2016

Held on the lakeside lawn of the Aurora Inn, our annual Father's Day Barbecue buffet features classic dishes like barbecue ribs and homemade cornbread. Join us for an afternoon of fun, including live dixieland jazz, free draft beer for dads, and entertainment for the kids!

“History Alive!” Presentation: “Vikings in Sodus Bay: The Evidence Behind the Legend” by Joseph O’Toole

June 19th, 2016

Part of the Sodus Bay Historical Society's "History Alive!" lecture series. The Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum Director, Joseph O'Toole, will discuss the Viking spearhead found on Charles Point and speculate on Viking movements on Lake Ontario. 2 p.m. FREE. Part of New York State’s Path Through History Weekend. For more information, call (315) 483-4936 or visit www.sodusbaylighthouse.org.

Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum's Father's Day Special

June 19th, 2016

Fathers get a FREE gift with a paid admission to the Sodus Bay Lighthouse. Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission: $5/Adult; $2.50/Students (K-12); FREE for Preschool Children & SBHS Members. For more information, call (315) 483-4936 or visit www.sodusbaylighthouse.org.

Thursday Night Summer Concert Series

June 23rd, 2016

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

SCCA U.S. Majors Tour at Watkins Glen International

June 24th, 2016 - June 26th, 2016

Since 1944, SCCA has championed one mission: To bring motorsports to the masses of American men and women who are passionate about automobiles, speed and competition. Join us for the annual SCCA Super Majors Tour at Watkins Glen International.

The Best of Seneca West Wine Tour

June 25th, 2016

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

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

Today, their collaborative energies go into creating Wienery and Burger “Art” bringing together flavors and textures from locally-sourced ingredients that unveil their creations. From their house-made sausages and freshly ground burgers to their hand-cut fries and chips, get ready for what has been called “arguably the best hot dog stand in the world.”

Lunch is paired with selected craft beers from around the globe. After lunch, we make our way up the road to Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyards, where we will enjoy a private tasting in the winery. Wiemer is considered one of the top Riesling producers in the United States, and was recognized by Wine & Spirits Magazine as one of the top 100 American wineries for 2014. We will explore exquisite white varietals followed by examples of vineyard variations in their Cabernet Franc.

Our final stop of the day is Red Tail Ridge Winery. Red Tail Ridge is recognized by the New York Times, Wine Spectator and Wine Enthusiast as one of the best producers in the region. Winemaker Nancy Irelan has made a name in the region for exploring grape varieties not seen anywhere else in the region, like the German Dornfelder and the Italian Teroldego in addition to more classic Finger Lakes varietals. Enjoy a private tasting featuring their array of unique wines as the perfect ending to a great day. Price: $145.00 per person. This price includes the transportation, tasting fees, added services, lunch, and special food pairings.

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

Varick Winery's 12th Annual Cherry Festival

June 25th, 2016 - June 26th, 2016

Rain or shine. Enjoy cherry picking, wine, apple chuckin', food, arts and crafts vendors, and music. Fun for the whole family. Free admission. $4.00 to taste six wines. 9:30am-6:00pm 315-549-8797

Rising Juniors: College Admissions & Applications Workshop

June 27th, 2016

This is a two day workshop from June 27-28, 2016. A complete walk-through of the college admissions process for high school juniors. Register by March 1, 2016, registration fee is $100. Fee includes program, lunch each day, and separate evening for parents. For more information visit www.watsonhomestead.com or call 607-962-0541.

Cherry Picking at Varick Winery

June 27th, 2016 - July 16th, 2016

Rain or Shine. Enjoy sweet and sour cherry picking. Call for conditions & availability. Admission: Call for price of cherries. Phone: 315-549-8797 9:30am-6:00pm

Rising Seniors: College Admissions and Application Workshop

June 29th, 2016

This is a three day workshop from June 29 - July 1, 2016. A complete walk-through of the college admissions process for high school seniors. Register by March 1, 2016, registration fee is $100. Fee includes program, lunch each day, and separate evening for parents. For more information visit www.watsonhomestead.com or call 607-962-0541.

FROM HERE TO ETERNITY

June 29th, 2016 - July 20th, 2016

The US premiere will launch right here in Auburn at the Merry-Go-Round Theater! Sir Tim Rice's New Musical from London's West End! It’s 1941 in Honolulu, Hawaii. The men of G Company are restless and disgruntled. One of their own, the rebellious but soulful Private Prewitt falls for escort club girl, Lorene and his platoon sergeant embarks on a dangerous affair of forbidden love with his commander’s wife. As the infamous date approaches, the claustrophobic world of the four lovers and the desperation of the soldiers of G Company splinter amidst an escalating war. Sir Tim Rice’s new musical makes its US premiere right here in Auburn. Don’t miss this epic, sweeping story of love, redemption and hope set against the backdrop of a beautiful but conflicted paradise. Rated R.

Thursday Night Summer Concert Series

June 30th, 2016

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

Shooting Star

June 30th, 2016 - July 10th, 2016

8:00 pm at Bristol Valley Theater. A comedy by Steven Dietz, author of last season's surprise hit, Becky's New Car. Two college sweethearts reunite by chance, 30 years later, stranded together in a snowed-in airport. Once it's clear they can't avoid each other, the evening gives way to laughter, remembrance and fireworks. Ticket Price: General - $33; Senior (60+) - $31; College - $17; Children 18 & younger - $12

Sahlen's Six Hours of The Glen

June 30th, 2016 - July 3rd, 2016

The Sahlen's Six Hours of The Glen weekend is set to feature the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge.

July

Red, White, and Blue Kiddie Parade

July 2nd, 2016

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

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

July 2nd, 2016

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

THIRD of July Extravaganza

July 3rd, 2016

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

Independence Day at the Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum

July 4th, 2016

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

Tioga County Fair

July 5th, 2016

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

Thursday Night Summer Concert Series

July 7th, 2016

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

FROM HERE TO ETERNITY

July 7th, 2016

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

Buttonwood Deck Party

July 8th, 2016

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

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

July 8th, 2016

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

Summer Concert Series at the Lighthouse—Orient Express

July 10th, 2016

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

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

July 13th, 2016 - July 24th, 2016

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

Peter and the Starcatcher

July 14th, 2016 - July 24th, 2016

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

Koo Koo Kanga Roo All-Ages Concert

July 15th, 2016

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

Workshop with Horses ~ Couples Weekend Getaway

July 15th, 2016

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

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

July 15th, 2016 - July 17th, 2016

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

Chocoholics Celebration

July 16th, 2016

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

Varick Winery's Chocoholics Celebration

July 16th, 2016

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

Summer Concert Series at the Lighthouse—Smugtown Stompers

July 17th, 2016

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

Thursday Night Summer Concert Series

July 21st, 2016

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

Art Workshop Weekend Getaway

July 21st, 2016

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

5th Annual Finger Lakes Cheese Festival

July 23rd, 2016

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

Summer Concert Series at the Lighthouse—The FabCats

July 24th, 2016

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

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

July 27th, 2016

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

CRAZY FOR YOU

July 27th, 2016 - August 17th, 2016

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

Thursday Night Summer Concert Series

July 28th, 2016

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

The Foreigner

July 28th, 2016 - August 7th, 2016

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

The Best of Seneca West Wine Tour

July 30th, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Summer Concert Series at the Lighthouse—Nancy Kelly

July 31st, 2016

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

August

Thursday Night Summer Concert Series

August 4th, 2016

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

Cheez-It 355 at The Glen - NASCAR weekend

August 5th, 2016 - August 7th, 2016

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

Picnic Pleasures

August 6th, 2016

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

Varick Winery's Picnic Pleasures

August 6th, 2016

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

Summer Concert Series at the Lighthouse—RPO Marimba Band

August 7th, 2016

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

Digging up your History Archaeological Camp

August 9th, 2016 - August 11th, 2016

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

Thursday Night Summer Concert Series

August 11th, 2016

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

The Cookie Fight

August 11th, 2016 - August 21st, 2016

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

Picnic in the Vineyard

August 13th, 2016

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

Palmyra's Erie Canal Pirate Weekend at the Museums

August 13th, 2016

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

The Best of Seneca West Wine Tour

August 13th, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Summer Concert Series at the Lighthouse—Shama Lama

August 14th, 2016

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

Fun Science at the Lighthouse

August 16th, 2016

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

Thursday Night Summer Concert Series

August 18th, 2016

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

Jazz Greats at Glenora Wine Cellars

August 21st, 2016

Jazz Greats at Glenora Glenora Wine Cellars 5435 State Route 14, Dundee, NY 14837 800-243-5513 www.glenora.com info@glenora.com Follow us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/GlenoraWineCellars Spend the day listening to great jazz musicians, overlooking the vineyards and Seneca Lake. Featuring: Four80East with special guests Jackiem Joyner and Matt Marshak Four80East has been a mainstay on contemporary jazz radio and the touring circuits, continually putting their twist on contemporary jazz’s sound and style.

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

SUNDAY, August 21, 2016 - 2pm $30.00 per person GROUNDS OPEN AT 12:00 PM - NO CAMERAS OR RECORDINGS, LAWN SEATING ONLY-RAIN OR SHINE-NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES, NO PETS Food and Beverage will be available for purchase all day Tickets go on sale May 16th at www.glenora.com, by calling 800.243.5513, or at Wegmans http://www.glenora.com/Jazz

Summer Concert Series at the Lighthouse—The Flyin’ Column

August 21st, 2016

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

TREASURE ISLAND, A New Musical

August 24th, 2016 - September 10th, 2016

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

Thursday Night Summer Concert Series

August 25th, 2016

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

Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde

August 25th, 2016 - September 4th, 2016

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

Workshop with Horses ~ Women Empowerment Weekend Getaway

August 26th, 2016

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

Historic Ghost Walk around the Village

August 27th, 2016

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

(315) 597-6981. 

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

August 28th, 2016

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

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

August 31st, 2016

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

September

Thursday Night Summer Concert Series

September 1st, 2016

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

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

September 4th, 2016

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

Summer Concert Series at the Lighthouse—Starlight Orchestra

September 4th, 2016

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

Labor Day at the Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum

September 5th, 2016

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

U.S. Vintage Grand Prix

September 9th, 2016 - September 11th, 2016

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

Glorious Grape Day

September 10th, 2016

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

Varick Winery's Glorious Grape Day

September 10th, 2016

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

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET

September 15th, 2016 - October 1st, 2016

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

Workshop with Horses ~ Healing Weekend Getaway

September 16th, 2016

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

The Springwater Music Fair and American Crafts Show - 2 days

September 17th, 2016

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

Historic Palmyra Murder Tour

September 17th, 2016

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

Call for more information: (315) 597-6981 

The Best of Seneca West Wine Tour

September 17th, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

September 28th, 2016

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

Food & Wine Lovers Weekend Getaway

September 29th, 2016

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

October

The Great Cortland Pumpkinfest

October 1st, 2016

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

Pumpkin Chunkin’

October 1st, 2016

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

Varick Winery's Pumpkin Chunkin’

October 1st, 2016 - October 2nd, 2016

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

TENDERLY: The Rosemary Clooney Musical

October 5th, 2016 - October 19th, 2016

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

TENDERLY: The Rosemary Clooney Musical

October 5th, 2016

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

Varick Winery's Pumpkin Chunkin’

October 8th, 2016 - October 9th, 2016

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

Sibyl's Birthday Party

October 8th, 2016

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

Columbus Day at the Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum

October 10th, 2016

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

Varick Winery's Pumpkin Chunkin’

October 15th, 2016 - October 16th, 2016

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

Historic Palmyra's famous Cemetery Walk

October 15th, 2016

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

 

Finger Lakes Beer Festival at Watkins Glen International

October 21st, 2016 - October 22nd, 2016

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

Varick Winery's Pumpkin Chunkin’

October 22nd, 2016 - October 23rd, 2016

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

The Best of Seneca West Wine Tour

October 22nd, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

Food & Wine Lovers Weekend Getaway

October 27th, 2016

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

Varick Winery's Pumpkin Chunkin’

October 29th, 2016 - October 30th, 2016

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

The Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum's Closing Day

October 30th, 2016

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

November

SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE

November 2nd, 2016 - November 19th, 2016

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

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

Women Spa Wine & Painting Weekend Getaway

November 3rd, 2016

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

The Best of Seneca West Wine Tour

November 5th, 2016

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

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

O Tannenbaum

November 5th, 2016

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

Historic Palmyra's Holiday Bazaar

November 17th, 2016 - November 19th, 2016

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

Holiday Shopping Spree - first weekend

November 18th, 2016 - November 20th, 2016

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

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

November 25th, 2016

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

December

Holiday Shopping Spree - second weekend

December 2nd, 2016 - December 4th, 2016

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

Varick Winery's Holiday Happiness

December 10th, 2016

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

Historic Palmyra Homestead Holiday Candlelight House Tour

December 10th, 2016

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

Holiday Happiness

December 10th, 2016

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

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

December 11th, 2016

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