March

Fat Brain School-Break Week

March 19th, 2016 - April 3rd, 2016

Fatten up your brain through play. Find favorite Fat Brain toys throughout the museum including ModMobiles, SpinAgain, Twig, HexActly, Squigz, Tobbles, and more. Included with general museum admission fees.

April

Best of the Fest

April 1st, 2016 - April 30th, 2016

Throughout April, The Strong will host Best of the Fest, a collection of award-winning, creative, and educational short films selected from the Rochester International Children's Film Festival archives. These shorts are made possible through a collaboration with The Rochester Association for the Education of Young Children and screened at the museum in support of the Month of the Young Child. Included with general museum admission fees.

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

April 8th, 2016 - April 10th, 2016

Elmira Little Theatre presents VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE Friday – Saturday, April 8-9, 2016 at 7:30 p.m., Sunday, April 10, 2016 at 2:00 p.m., Friday – Saturday, April 15-16, 2016 at 7:30 p.m., Sunday, April 17 2016 at 2:00 p.m. Tickets: Adult – $16 and Student/Senior(60+) – $14. Processing and facility maintenance fees apply.

Middle-aged siblings Vanya and Sonia share a home in Bucks County, PA, where they bicker and complain about the circumstances of their lives. Suddenly, their movie star sister, Masha, swoops in with her hot young boy toy, Spike, and threatens to sell the house! Add to the mix a sassy soothsayer/maid and a lovely young aspiring actress, whose presence irritates the imperious Masha, and you have a recipe for fun! Comic playwright Christopher

Durang has borrowed characters and plotlines from Chekhov and remixed them in this gently wacky family comedy. If you long to see a classic stage comedy with a twist of Durang-style absurdist humor, you will definitely enjoy spending an evening with Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike.

Varick Winery's Pasta Party

April 9th, 2016

Pleasure your palate with a variety of complimentary pasta dishes made with Varick Winery sauces. Free admission. $4.00 to taste six wines. 9:30am-6:00pm 315-549-8797

Superheroes Weekend

April 9th, 2016 - April 10th, 2016

Do-gooders unite for a hero-filled weekend that includes heroic characters, superhero training, and a variety of other superhero-themed activities. Meet Marvel’s official Spider-Man on Saturday and Iron Man on Sunday. Included with general museum admission fees.

Matilda: The Musical

April 12th, 2016 - April 17th, 2016

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

Inns of Aurora - Cooking Class - Pizza Pizza

April 14th, 2016

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

Opening Weekend at Watkins Glen International

April 16th, 2016 - April 17th, 2016

Don't miss the official kickoff to the 2016 season on April 16-17, 2016! Drive your car on the new Watkins Glen International racing surface for just $25. Proceeds benefit the RACE Foundation.

125th Anniversary Concert Series - Series Finale

April 17th, 2016

The Season Finale of the 125th Anniversary Concert Series will take place on April 17th. Concert held on Sunday at 3 p.m. at Keuka College’s Norton Chapel. Free and open to the public.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

April 19th, 2016

A Clemens Center Mary Tripp Marks School-Time Series production performed by Kids’ Entertainment/Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Tickets: $5. The magic of black light and colorful large-scale puppets bring three whimsical tales to life, as a narrator reads each book with a storyteller’s rhythm.

Experience the world of Eric Carle with THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR’s metamorphosis into a beautiful butterfly; the fanciful account of LITTLE CLOUD‘s travels through the sky, and the MIXED-UP CHAMELEON‘s discovery of his own unique nature. Recommended for grades Pre K – 3 (60 minutes) Curriculum Connections: Literature, Communication/Language Arts, Science, Geography, Storytelling

Thursday Morning Musicales – Scholarship Competition

April 21st, 2016

Thursday Morning Musicales – Scholarship Competition Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 9:30 a.m. Tickets: Free Admission The Thursday Morning Musicales, founded in 1908, is a unique organization in the Southern Tier because of its long history of promoting music, offering outstanding musicians a chance to perform, and recognizing the abilities of students pursuing musical studies.

KATHY GRIFFIN - Like A Boss Tour

April 21st, 2016

Clemens Center presents KATHY GRIFFIN Like a Boss Tour Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets: $69.50/$59.50/$49.50/$29.50. Processing and facility maintenance fees apply. Two-time Emmy and Grammy award-winning comedian Kathy Griffin is a towering figure on television, on tour and in publishing. She breaks through the entertainment clutter with her universally recognized brand of pull-no-punches comedy. Kathy made history with her 6th consecutive Grammy nomination and first win for Best Comedy Album (“Kathy Griffin: Calm Down Gurrl”), joining Whoopi Goldberg and Lily Tomlin as the only other female comedians to ever win Grammy awards for Best Comedy Album.

Spring Wine & Cheese

April 22nd, 2016

April 22-24, 2016 This is an incredibly popular event, combining the classic tastes of wine and cheese into one delectable weekend. It is a self-guided tour around beautiful Seneca Lake visiting over 30 unique, participating wineries. You start this event by picking up your gift item and tickets at your chosen starting winery and receive your first sampling of wine paired with a sample of a cheese-themed dish the winery has prepared. 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.)

Wine & Herb Festival - first weekend

April 22nd, 2016 - April 24th, 2016

April 22-24 Get a head start on your herb garden as you travel the trail sampling wine and herb-featured food pairings at all 16 wineries. Take home a souvenir wine glass, as well as the recipe cards to match along with a potted herb or veggie plant from each winery visited. 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.

Historic Palmyra Annual Steak Dinner Fundraiser

April 23rd, 2016

Tickets may be purchased from board members, the Town Hall, the office at 132 Market Street or just call and make your reservation. Silent auction, live auction, entertainment, door prizes. $25/person presale & $30/person day of event 5:30pm-8:pm. 

** (315) 597-6981 for tickets **

Inns of Aurora - Wine Dinner - Hearts & Hands Winery

April 23rd, 2016

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

A Night at the E.B. Grandin 1830's Printing Shop

April 25th, 2016

Time travel back to 1830 when E.B. Grandin completed the first printing of the Book of Mormon. The print shop and bindery have been recreated so you can learn about the process and story of the printing of the Book of Mormon. 6:30-8:30 pm Free

Riverdance – The 20th Anniversary World Tour

April 26th, 2016 - April 28th, 2016

Tripp Foundation presents Broadway Clemens Center 2015-16 Best of Broadway Series RIVERDANCE - 20th Anniversary World Tour Tuesday, April 26 and Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. and Added Performance Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. Single tickets priced at $69.50/$59.50/$35.50. Processing and facility maintenance fees apply. “The show is quite simply incredible.

A phenomenon of historic proportions” – THE WASHINGTON TIMES “As for the flaws? Well, there simply aren’t any. Here’s to another 20 years!” – THE EDINBURGH EVENING NEWS The international Irish dance phenomenon is back by popular demand in RIVERDANCE – The 20th Anniversary World Tour. Drawing on Irish traditions, the combined talents of the performers propel Irish dancing and music into the present day, capturing the imagination of audiences across all ages and cultures in an innovative and exciting blend of dance, music and song.

Of all the performances to emerge from Ireland – in rock, music, theatre and film – nothing has carried the energy, the sensuality and the spectacle of RIVERDANCE. RIVERDANCE – The 20th Anniversary World Tour is composed by Bill Whelan, produced by Moya Doherty and directed by John McColgan, and comes directly to North America from a sold-out run across Europe and Asia.

Wine & Herb Festival - second weekend

April 29th, 2016 - April 30th, 2016

April 29, 30 and May 1 Get a head start on your herb garden as you travel the trail sampling wine and herb-featured food pairings at all 16 wineries. Take home a souvenir wine glass, as well as the recipe cards to match along with a potted herb or veggie plant from each winery visited. 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.

Beatlemania Again

April 30th, 2016

Galaxy Entertainment presents BEATLEMANIA AGAIN Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $39.50/$29.50 Processing and facility maintenance fees apply. BEATLEMANIA AGAIN – Live In Concert at The Clemens Center! Beatlemania Again – The World’s Premier Beatles Stage Show. This incredible concert features the Beatlemania Again cast performing as the world’s greatest band during three stages of their amazing dominance of the music world. The first act, Meet The Beatles, showcases the group when they took the world by storm.

The show transcends into the Sergeant Pepper era, covering the next phase in Beatles history with many great hits and incredible costuming and then to the final years of Abbey Road and Let It Be. National touring stage show Beatlemania Again is an authentic journey through the musical history of The Beatles, including outstanding costuming and vintage musical equipment. BEATLEMANIA AGAIN – ONE NIGHT ONLY – DON’T MISS IT!