December

Preschool Storytime and Hands-on Activity

December 2nd, 2014

and Friday, December 5, 10:30 - 11:00 am Hear the story Happy Birthday Moon by Frank Asch and make a picture of the night sky.

"An Evening to Remember" Alzheimer's Benefit Gala

December 3rd, 2014

Triphammer Wines & Spirits will host the 8th annual “An Evening to Remember” event to benefit the Alzheimer's Association of Central New York on Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014 from 5:30-9:00pm. The gala will be held in the Grand Ballroom of the Trip Hotel Ithaca (formerly the Clarion Hotel), located at One Sheraton Drive, Ithaca NY. 100% of ticket and auction proceeds from this event will go directly to the Alzheimer's Association of CNY. The event will once again offer guests extensive food and wine tastings from local restaurants and wineries, as well as a beer garden with a variety of craft beers. There will also be both a live and on-line silent auction, and live music by local talent. For more information including partners, sponsors, auction items, ticket purchases, and opportunities to get involved, please visit the event website at www.triphammerwines.com/gala . Please like and share the event Facebook page as well to help spread the word, www.facebook.com/AnEveningToRemember

Claire Lynch Band Holiday Concert at La Tourelle

December 4th, 2014

Winter Village Bluegrass season begins in December this year when the Claire Lynch Band returns to La Tourelle for a special holiday and CD release concert on Thursday, December 4. All of the photos on the CD cover were shot at La Tourelle during their Winter Village Bluegrass Festival appearance last January. The band will also be performing cuts from their Dear Sister recording, featuring Claire's original Civil War song, Dear Sister, voted as Song of the Year in 2014 by the International Bluegrass Music Association. Join us for a festive evening of great music and holiday cheer. Special overnight packages are available, with a room & breakfast starting at $125.00! Call the front desk at (607) 273-2734 to reserve your room for a great night of sleep after an evening of bluegrass.

Music from the Ether:

December 4th, 2014

A Discussion and Demonstration on Playing the Theremin by Richard Carter

7:00 - 8:00 pm Richard Carter is an accomplished multi-instrumentalist and an experienced recording engineer who brings a wide variety of skills to the table to ensure that Singularity Music Productions sounds as good as possible. He will play and talk about the theremin at THC as part of Switched-On: The Birth of the Moog Synthesizer exhibition and programming. Light refreshments will be served.

Spanish Storytime / Cuentos en Espanol

December 4th, 2014

4:00 - 5:00 pm Toddlers and their caregivers are invited to a Spanish language storytime! Spanish speakers and those interested in immersing themselves in the language can enjoy stories, songs and rhymes all in Spanish. After the stories, stay for play and social time.

A Sense of Place: Finger Lakes Wines and the World Wine Pairing Series

December 5th, 2014

Each wine we drink has a story to tell: A story about the region from which it comes, the vineyard in which it’s grown, and the winemaker who creates it. The Finger Lakes wine making story spans over 150 years and is in the midst of a new exciting chapter. Join us for a special monthly wine tasting series where you will discover the sense of place associated with a sampling of Finger Lakes wine compared with similar varietals and styles from all around the world. Those who do will walk away with a greater appreciation of the wines of our special region, as well as other classic winemaking regions around the globe. The event is hosted by by Laura Winter Falk owner of Experience! The Finger Lakes. Laura holds a doctorate in nutrition, is a member of the Guild of Sommeliers, and is known for her fun and engaging presentations on food and wine. Held at La Tourelle Resort and Spa the first Friday of the month from 5-6pm, this is a unique opportunity to enjoy some fabulous wines and walk away with an enhanced understanding of world wines. 2014 Dates: March 7 April 4 May 2 June 6 July 4 Aug 1 Sept 5 Oct 10 Nov 7 Dec 5 Cost: $5 per person, Guests of La Tourelle are free of charge Time: 5-6pm Location: The Bistro at La Tourelle Resort and Spa. Transportation to/from the event is not provided. Contact: Experience! The Finger Lakes at 607-233-4818 or info@experiencefingerlakes.com

Cayuga Lake Wine Trail's Holiday Shopping Spree

December 5th, 2014

December 5-7 Friday, 1:00PM-5:00PM Saturday, 10:00AM-6:00PM Sunday, 10:00AM–5:00PM Experience the Holidays with all the hustle and bustle here at our annual Holiday Shopping Spree event. Take home a souvenir wineglass, a grapevine wreath, a unique specialized ornament from each winery, plus holiday recipe cards. Special to our holiday trail event is our Shopper’s Discount Card that can be used at each winery during the weekend for all those great wine buys. Visit these 4 wineries on Friday, Six Mile Creek, Long Point, King Ferry or Montezuma wineries to start your weekend plans early. On Saturday visit King Ferry and Long Point wineries at a special time, 9:00am. All 17 wineries will participate in the event the rest of the weekend. Participants will be eligible to win one of our Grand Prizes from Cayuga Lake Wine Trail Season Pass for 2015, Holiday Inn in Auburn, LaTourelle Hotel, Spa & Bistro in Ithaca and S&S Limousine. Advance: Single ticket, $40.00, Couple ticket, $60.00 DD Tickets: Single ticket $35.00, Couple Ticket $55.00 At the door: Single ticket, $45.00, Couple ticket, $65.00 upon availability Please add 8% sales tax to all orders and a handling fee to all mail in orders.

Eastman Evening Concert

December 5th, 2014

Join Eastman School of Music students for a 20-minute concert followed by a question and answer session in the Caterpillar Atrium. The story of Babar the elephant will be performed by musical artists Orlando Diaz and Aaron Bigelstein. Included with general admission fees.

Montage Histories December Gallery Night

December 5th, 2014

5:00 - 8:00 pm Photography and local history enthusiasts will have an opportunity to explore the history of Tompkins County through photographs of significant buildings, locations and landscapes.

A First Friday Gallery Night Event

December 5th, 2014

5:00 - 8:00 pm Stop in for a clearance book sale, and book signing by local authors Jane Dieckmann, Carol Sisler, and Patty Davis. Come browse our bookstore shelves, talk to local authors, and find the perfect holiday gift. Light refreshments will be served.

The Inns of Aurora "Heart & Hands Wine Company Dinner"

December 6th, 2014

Join us for an exclusive dinner at Rowland House ! 6:30pm $125++/person Reservations please. 315 364-8888

Play Pals Exhibit Opening Weekend

December 6th, 2014 - December 7th, 2014

 Explore the history of dolls, action figures, toy soldiers, plush animals, and other toys of the imagination. Role-play in a life-size dollhouse, go on adventures at the action figure play station, and tend to teddy bears and other stuffed animals at the teddy bear check-up area. Cozy up next to your pal and enjoy interactive musical performances by Billy Kelly, nationally recognized children’s performer, on Saturday at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. and Sunday at 1 and 2:30 p.m. Kelly’s “I’m Thinking of an Animal” video series appears on PBS stations nationwide, including Rochester’s WXXI. Included with general museum admission fees. 

Wassail Bowl & Sale

December 6th, 2014

The Wassail Bowl Committee of the Geneva Historical Society will present the 46th annual Wassail Bowl and Sale on Saturday, December 6, from 10am to 2pm at The Presbyterian Church, 24 Park Place in Geneva. This is a great opportunity to get fresh wreaths and greens for the holiday, including kissing balls, table decorations and tree ornaments. Handcrafted items, baked goods, attic treasures and gently used Christmas decorations will also be sold. Wassail, a traditional spiced cider, will be available for tasting at the event. The Wassail Bowl Committee is also sponsoring a Wassail Bowl raffle. Raffle tickets are $1 each or 12 tickets for $10 and are available at the Historical Society office at 543 South Main Street or at the Wassail Bowl sale. Admission to the Wassail Bowl and Sale is free of charge. All proceeds benefit the Geneva Historical Society. For further information about this event, please call the Society office at 315-789-5151.

Iroquois White Corn Project Open House & Corn Cook-Off

December 6th, 2014

Shop differently this holiday season. Give the gift of delicious and healthy non-GMO Iroquois White Corn, the same corn that sustained the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) people for at least 1,400 years. Come to our Iroquois White Corn Open House from 11 am – 3 pm. All three White Corn Products will be for sale, as well as Corn merchandise and gorgeous original Native art works. And, cook something Amaize-ing for our first ever Corn Cook-Off competition. Free to enter, but registration is required. Visit

Free Writing Workshop

December 6th, 2014

10:30 am - 12:00 pm Explore the therapeutic value of writing in a workshop facilitated by veteran educator Ellen Schmidt. This program is free and open to the public; however, advance registration is required. To register, contact Schmidt at www.WritingRoomWorkshops.com or schmidt.ellen@gmail.com.

Beatles Movie Matinee

December 6th, 2014

12:00 - 4:30 pm Celebrate the Ithaca return of Beatlemania with a free screening of three Beatles movies. In anticipation of 1964: The Tribute's evening performance at the State Theatre, TCPL will present afternoon screenings of A Hard Day's Night, Help! and videos from the iconic 1 album. Free and open to the public.

Winter Garden Tour

December 6th, 2014

1:00 pm Come enjoy a guided walk through the Mullestein Family Winter Garden as it enters its prime season. The walk will last approximately one hour; please dress appropriately for the weather.

Holiday Open House + Studio Glass Sale

December 6th, 2014 - December 7th, 2014

December 6-7 9am-5pm Free admission, craft activities, live music, and special glassmaking experiences kick off the holiday season. Have Breakfast or Lunch with Santa, make an ornament at The Studio, and get your picture taken with Santa! Don’t miss the Annual Studio Glass Sale! Find one-of-a-kind handmade glass gifts made by artists who teach and work at The Studio.

Pumpkin Hill Bistro's Annual Wine Dinner ft. Treleaven Wines

December 7th, 2014

Featuring the wonderful wine of Treleaven Winery. Come meet the Wine Makers and sample their delicious wine paired with a delicious feast prepared by Cookie. The fun begins at 4pm with assorted appetizers and mulled wine and Holiday Sangria. Followed by a paired wine dinner at 5pm. Call 315-364-7091 for reservations.

Visit Sciencenter for FREE Sunday

December 7th, 2014

12:00 - 5:00 pm Visit Sciencenter for FREE on the first Sunday of every month this winter (December – March). Moto-Inventions from 1-2 pm and Chemsations at 2 pm.

Lively Run Dairy Accepting Recipes for Competition until December 8th

December 8th, 2014

It is the time of year again! Participate in our Annual Holiday Recipe Competition and win some cheese for the holidays! All you have to do is create a recipe using our Chèvre and message us your recipe through Facebook messenger or email us at info@livelyrun.com. There are 2 categories for competing: Individual and Restaurant/Business/Team. Contest: Create the best holiday recipe that uses our Chèvre and win a prize! Rules: - You have to “like” Lively Run Dairy on Facebook and message us your recipe, along with a picture of yourself by 6:00pm on Monday, December 8 - Submitting a picture of the recipe is not mandatory, but highly recommended, and could act to your advantage during the voting phase of the competition. Prizes: Individual Category 1st Place Prize A Lively Run Cheese Platter mailed to the winner on Wednesday, December 17th so that it is on time for your holiday celebrations. - The Lively Run Cheese Platter will include: - 1 Lake Effect Cheddar - 1 Cayuga Blue - 1 Chèvre (flavor of your choice) - 1 Finger Lakes Gold Other Prizes - Your recipe posted on our website with your name, picture, and a description about yourself - Your recipe will be featured on our Facebook page Every contestant who is selected for phase II (voting) will receive a $10 gift certificate for the Lively Run store Restaurant/Business/Team Cateogry 1st Place Prize - First place winner will be delivered or mailed 10 pounds of Chèvre or 1 wheel of Cayuga Blue (your choice) Other Prizes - Your recipe posted on our website with your name, picture, and a description about your restaurant/business/team - Your recipe will be featured on our Facebook Every restaurant/business/team who is chosen for Phase II (voting) will receive a $10 gift certificate for the Lively Run store Selection: - After you message us your recipes through Facebook or email (info@livelyrun.com), our crew will vote on them and announce the top recipes of each category by 6:00 on Tuesday, December 9 - We will then contact the top winners and post the recipes in a Facebook photo album so that the public can vote by “liking” their favorite recipe. - The winner of each category will be decided by whoever gets the most “likes” for their recipe by 6:00 on Tuesday, December 16th.

Game On

December 8th, 2014

4:00 - 6:00 pm Enjoy an all-ages gaming get together for anyone interested in fantasy and sci-fi tabletop, rpg, and card games. Meet with us every week and join in with Magic the Gathering, Munchkin, Dungeons and Dragons, and many other awesome games. Snacks and refreshments will be provided.

A visit to magical Lake Titicaca and other enchanting locations in Bolivia

December 8th, 2014

7:30 - 9:00 pm Cayuga Bird Club members Kathy Strickland and Meena Haribal traveled to Bolivia to visit Lake Titicaca and other locations in search of birds, butterflies and plants. Enjoy the best of their photos and stories. Club business begins at 7:30 pm with the presentation following immediately after. All are welcome. Free admission.

The Inns of Aurora "Fundamentals of Soup Cooking Class"

December 9th, 2014

Learn to make chowder, broth and cream-based soups ! 6:00-8:30pm $75/person Reservations please. 315-364-8888

Cinderella

December 9th, 2014

December 9-14, 2014 Tickets: On Sale Now Prices: Starting at $32.50 Rodgers + Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA is the Tony Award®- winning Broadway musical from the creators of The Sound of Music and South Pacific that’s delighting audiences with its contemporary take on the classic tale. This lush production features an incredible orchestra, jaw-dropping transformations and all the moments you love—the pumpkin, the glass slipper, the masked ball and more—plus some surprising new twists! Be transported back to your childhood as you rediscover some of Rodgers + Hammerstein’s most beloved songs, including “In My Own Little Corner,” “Impossible/It’s Possible” and “Ten Minutes Ago,” in this hilarious and romantic Broadway experience for anyone who’s ever had a wish, a dream... or a really great pair of shoes. Show Schedule: Tuesday - 7:30pm Wednesday - 7:30pm Thursday - 7:30pm Friday - 8:00pm Saturday - 2:00pm & 8:00pm Sunday - 1:00pm & 6:30pm For more information, visit http://www.rbtl.org/events.aspx?date=12/9/2014. To purchase tickets online, go to http://www.ticketmaster.com/venueartist/164/806215.

Spanish Storytime / Cuentos en Espanol

December 11th, 2014

4:00 - 5:00 pm Toddlers and their caregivers are invited to a Spanish language storytime! Spanish speakers and those interested in immersing themselves in the language can enjoy stories, songs and rhymes all in Spanish. After the stories, stay for play and social time.

The Burns Sisters

December 12th, 2014

After a recent tour to Ireland, the Burns sisters return to Ithaca with their annual holiday concert of original songs and favorite seasonal selections from cultures around the world. A long time staple in national folk music circles, these local singer-songwriters have performed on several tours with folk-legend Arlo Guthrie. Their graceful, lilting harmonies blend their own brand of folk, rock, and blues with social and political activism.

Ice Wars National Ice Carving

December 12th, 2014

This is the opportunity to watch this great carving event while celebrating the winter season in all your winter attire. Lounge with a glass of beer or wine from the outdoor bar during this event. The entire family is welcome but you must be 21 or older to purchase an alcoholic beverage.

Opening of the Reinstalled First-Floor Galleries

December 12th, 2014

6:00 - 7:30 pm Everyone is invited to explore and enjoy the renovated and reinstalled permanent collection galleries on the first floor at this special reception event.

The Burns Sisters

December 13th, 2014

After a recent tour to Ireland, the Burns sisters return to Ithaca with their annual holiday concert of original songs and favorite seasonal selections from cultures around the world. A long time staple in national folk music circles, these local singer-songwriters have performed on several tours with folk-legend Arlo Guthrie. Their graceful, lilting harmonies blend their own brand of folk, rock, and blues with social and political activism.

5th Annual Downtown Chowder Cook-Off

December 13th, 2014

Over twenty restaurants will compete for the coveted Chowder Cup. Vegetarian, seafood, and meat chowders are available for hungry patrons. Local and regional wineries pair with the Finger Lakes Cheese trail to bring you this new winter event of tasty delights.

Biggest Little Office Party

December 13th, 2014

BIGGEST LITTLE OFFICE PARTY Glenora Wine Cellars 5435 State Route 14, Dundee, NY 14837 800.243.5513 ~ www.glenora.com December 13th, 2014 - 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. $50.00 / per person plus tax & gratuity 5:00-6:00pm – Cocktail Hour 6:00-7:00pm – Dinner is Served 7:00-10:00pm – DJ and Dancing Starters Spinach Salad sliced pear, First Light chevre, pomegranate vinaigrette or Buttercup Squash Soup curried apples & crème fraiche Entrees Choose one of the following Bavette Steak bacon Brussel hash, thyme potato gratin, red onion marmalade, port wine demi glace Pan Seared Faroe Island Salmon ginger fig cous cous, butternut squash puree, wild mushrooms, pistachio butter Moroccan Chicken airline breast, jeweled rice, Picholine olives, apricots, Marcona almonds Pan Seared Celeriac Fillets cornmeal cinnamon dusted cauliflower duet, elderberry jam Dessert Bar Showcase Croquembouche Duo Gingerbread Marshmallow Cupcakes Santa’s Chocolate Cupcakes Chocolate Madelines Apple Cider Caramels Peppermint Fudge Peanut Butter Fudge Please call for reservations ~ 800-243-5513 http://www.glenora.com/events/Biggest-Little-Office-Party

Black Button Cocktail Party

December 13th, 2014

Saturday, December 13 from 6-9pm come and join us for an evening of good food, good drinks, and great company.  Each person will receive 3 custom cocktails made with Black Button Spirits, cheeses from Little Bleu Cheese Shop, assorted meats, fruits and nuts and a tour of our distillery to see how we make our spirits.  Cost is $30 per person. 

Treleaven Winter Open House

December 13th, 2014

Treleaven by King Ferry Winery invites you to celebrate the season at their Winter Open House on Saturday, December 13 from 10am - 5pm. The ALL DAY event will feature live music by The Destination lead singers, Karen and Joe Lonsky from 1-4pm, delicious catered food from Skillet and Embers, shopping with select local vendors and as our gift to you special discounts will be running throughout the event Live Music from 1-4pm by: Karen and Joe Lonsky Catering by: Skillet & Embers Local Vendors from 12-4:30pm: Far Mountain Soap, Isinglass Design, Anchient Archine Design, jams & jellies by Craig Kukak and wood carver Steven Fland. Wine Discounts: The sooner you walk through our doors the day of the event, the better the discounts! From 10am-11am receive 25% off your entire purchase, from 11am-12pm receive 20% off your entire purchase and from 12pm to 5pm receive 15% off your entire purchase. There will also be a gift basket raffle - simply fill out the provided raffle ticket at the door with your information and drop it into the box. The winner will be announced at 4:30pm! So please come join the festivities at Treleaven on Saturday, December 13 during our Winter Open House! Local. Sustainable. World Class. Treleaven by King Ferry Winery

Ice Boating

December 13th, 2014

Are you interested in ice boating? The Museum is hosting a discussion on ice boating Saturday December 13, 2014, from 9 to 11 AM. Topics for discussion include beginning ice boating, runner sharpening/alignment, ice safety, rig tuning, and advanced techniques. Bring in any equipment you have questions about. To register, call the Museum at 607-569-2222 or e-mail at info@flbm.org Vport, NY 14840

Boat Repair Demonstration

December 13th, 2014

The public is invited to a demonstration of wooden boat repairs on Saturday December 13, 2014, from 1 to 3 PM. Boat builders Al Wahlig and Ed Wightman will do a presentation on how to replace ribs in a Ben Reno row boat. To register, call the Museum at 607-569-2222 or e-mail at info@flbm.org

"It's A Wonderful Run 5K" Post Race Party at the Gould Hotel

December 13th, 2014

The Gould Hotel will host an outdoor celebration following the "It's A Wonderful Run 5K" on Saturday, December 13th. The celebration is open to runners, spectators and the public. Craft Beer, Chili, BBQ and hot chocolate will be available a la carte. Runners receive a free drink with their race bib. 5:00 - 9:00pm. Visit www.thegouldhotel.com for more details.

Guided Bird Walk

December 13th, 2014

Saturday and Sunday, 9:00 - 10:30 am Join us for guided beginner bird walks in Sapsucker Woods. Walks last about 1.5 hours, and will take place weather permitting.

Family Storytime: Winter Special

December 13th, 2014

11:00 am Children of all ages and their caregivers are invited for a puppet show, stories, songs, snacks and a winter-themed craft!

Animal Feeding

December 13th, 2014

12:00 pm Check out our many animals! We feed our snakes, turtles, birds, fish and mammals. Our staff of animal specialists will be available to answer your questions. General admission fees apply.

Showtime! Orion Spacecraft Launch Celebration

December 13th, 2014

2:00 pm Build a model of the Orion Spacecraft and meet Cornell's Mason Peck, one of the scientists who worked on Orion.

Zuzu's Wonderful Holiday Brunch at the Gould Hotel

December 14th, 2014

The Gould Hotel presents a Wonderful Holiday Brunch with Zuzu from "It's a Wonderful Life," as part of the Seneca Falls "It's a Wonderful Life" Weekend. Join us for a holiday brunch, featuing items from Zuzu's own cookbook. Sunday, December 14th 9am - 1pm. Reservations are required, please call 315-712-4000. Visit www.thegouldhotel.com for more details.

Moto-Inventions and Chemsations

December 14th, 2014

Moto-Inventions, 1:00 - 2:00 pm Sundays in December. Invent contraptions that can move. Visit our Reinvention Station to tinker with recycled materials and electricity to make whirling, moving machines to take home! Materials provided by Cornell Xraise. Chemsations, 2:00 pm Local high school students demonstrate chemical reactions with color changes, bubbles and light.

Discovery Sunday: Winter Tree Identification

December 14th, 2014

1:00 pm How do you identify trees with no leaves? Come on a snowy hike with us as we explore the clues around us to aid in identification of tree species in the forest. All ages welcome. Included with admission.

Mineral ID Day

December 14th, 2014

1:00 - 2:00 pm Have you or your kids found a funny rock? Curious about a crystal? Well, bring them to the Museum of the Earth where The Finger Lakes Mineral Club will be on hand with special equipment and experts to identify rocks and minerals for Museum visitors. Included with Museum admission.

Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker

December 15th, 2014

Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker December 15, 2014 @ 7:30pm Tickets: On Sale Now Price: $31 - $105 Moscow Ballet’s spectacular Great Russian Nutcracker is the must-see event this holiday season! Celebrate the beloved Christmas tradition with the whole family as 40 world-class Russian artists bring this charming classic to life. The New York Times raves “Knock Out!” Experience Tchaikovsky’s master score this Christmas with the magic of larger than-life-puppets, a growing Christmas Tree and super-sized Matrushka dolls! More at www.nutcracker.com To purchase tickets online, visit http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/00004CA5E90C8263.

Game On

December 15th, 2014

4:00 - 6:00 pm Enjoy an all-ages gaming get together for anyone interested in fantasy and sci-fi tabletop, rpg, and card games. Meet with us every week and join in with Magic the Gathering, Munchkin, Dungeons and Dragons, and many other awesome games. Snacks and refreshments will be provided.

Preschool Storytime and Hands-on Activity

December 16th, 2014

Tuesday, December 16 and Friday, December 19, 10:30 - 11:00 am Hear the story There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Shell by Lucille Colandro and paint seashells.

Mannheim Steamroller Christmas

December 17th, 2014

Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis December 17, 2014 @ 7:30pm Tickets: On Sale Now Price: $35.00, $50.00, $60.00, $70.00 - MANNHEIM STEAMROLLER CHRISTMAS by Chip Davis has been America’s favorite holiday tradition and this year marks the 30th Anniversary of the group’s annual tour. Grammy Award winner Chip Davis has created a show that features the beloved Christmas music of Mannheim Steamroller along with dazzling multimedia effects performed in an intimate setting. The spirit of the season comes alive with the signature sound of Mannheim Steamroller music. Join in the 30th Anniversary celebration of Mannheim Steamroller Christmas. Don’t miss this ultimate holiday tradition from the #1 Christmas music artist in history! For more information, visit http://www.rbtl.org/events.aspx?date=12/17/2014. To purchase tickets online, go to http://www.ticketmaster.com/mannheim-steamroller-christmas-rochester-new-york-12-17-2014/event/00004D019C0B4381?artistid=944139&majorcatid=10001&minorcatid=50.

The Fresh Beat Band: Greatest Hits Live

December 18th, 2014

The Fresh Beat Band: Greatest Hits Live December 18, 2014 @ 6:30pm Tickets: On Sale 9/5 Price: $30.50, $40.50, $50.50 $150 VIP Package (sold online only) includes Meet & Greet Photo Opportunity, Fresh Beat Band Party Gift & Fresh Beat Band VIP Laminate! The Fresh Beat Band, Nickelodeon’s preschool music group and stars of the hit Emmy Award-winning TV series of the same name, are bringing an all new concert to cities across the U.S. The Fresh Beat Band Greatest Hits Live features Kiki (Yvette Gonzalez-Nacer), Shout (Thomas Hobson), Marina (Tara Perry), and Twist (Jon Beavers) performing in this brand new production featuring new hit songs such as “Walk Like an Egyptian” along with fan favorites from their live-action TV show and recent albums. The band will perform all of their biggest hits that teach preschoolers about music appreciation and how to express their feelings through movement, song and instrumental music. Fresh Beat Band Party packages, which include a meet and greet with The Fresh Beat Band will be available. To purchase tickets online, visit http://www.ticketmaster.com/the-fresh-beat-band-greatest-hits-rochester-new-york-12-18-2014/event/00004D1AC06434DB?artistid=1659193&majorcatid=10001&minorcatid=107.

Joyful Adornments OPEN HOUSE 4-8pm

December 19th, 2014

Send Mr. Santa with your list! We'll have food, free gift wrapping, Santa ornaments and plenty of surprises and door prizes!! (no First Friday in December)

Reindeer Run

December 20th, 2014

Sprint over to The Strong and get into the action at the third annual Reindeer Run, a unique, family-friendly foot race. Produced by YellowJacket Racing and sponsored by Fleet Feet Sports, the all-ages run is downtown Rochester’s only winter 5K event and includes a half-mile kids’ race. Fees apply.

LEGO Castle Adventure® School-Break Week

December 20th, 2014 - January 4th, 2015

Description: Explore the LEGO Castle Adventure® exhibit, featuring LEGO models of real-world castles created by LEGO Master Builders. Train like a knight in the jousting field, construct a virtual castle wall using 3-D computer technology, and admire royal furnishings including a decorative suit of armor—made entirely out of LEGO bricks. Get creative and construct your own paper brick to take home. Try your hand strategy games that have challenged people for centuries including Red Dragon, Nine Men’s Morris, puzzles, and an oversized game of chess.

Winter Solstice Celebration

December 20th, 2014

4:00 - 7:00 pm Bring your family and friends, flashlights and jackets to celebrate the winter solstice! The winter festival will feature the lighting of TreeTops at 5 pm, a hike at 5:30 pm and presentation from Ryan Lau of Cornell University on the Winter Stars of Ithaca at 6 pm. Enjoy light refreshments, winter educational tables, and a special Nocturnal Wildlife Hike! All activities are included in Nature Center admission.

Showtime! Phases of the Moon

December 20th, 2014

2:00 pm Why does the moon look different throughout the month? Join Sciencenter educator Emily Cotman for a hands-on activity exploring the moon's phases.

Animal Feeding

December 20th, 2014

12:00 pm Check out our many animals! We feed our snakes, turtles, birds, fish and mammals. Our staff of animal specialists will be available to answer your questions. General admission fees apply.

Cookie Decorating Party

December 20th, 2014

2:00 pm Children of all ages and their caregivers are invited to show off their cookie-decorating skills and learn some new tricks from an expert! The Library will provide cookies, icing and decorating supplies.

Holiday Break Activities

December 20th, 2014

December 20, 2014 - January 2, 2014 Daily 9am-5pm Activities for all ages. Included in the cost of admission. Make the Museum part of your holiday tradition! Take your family’s picture in front of our 14-foot ornament tree or giant glass snowmen. Get in the holiday spirit by going on a Winter Wonders Gallery Hunt. Enjoy a Hot Glass Show, and submit your drawing to You Design It; We Make It for a chance to have your design made by one of our gaffers (included in Museum admission). Enjoy extended Make Your Own Glass hours (fee) and make a glass ornament or snowman.

Guided Bird Walk

December 20th, 2014

Saturday and Sunday, 9:00 - 10:30 am Join us for guided beginner bird walks in Sapsucker Woods. Walks last about 1.5 hours, and will take place weather permitting.

Moto-Inventions and Lightapalooza

December 21st, 2014

Moto-Inventions, 1:00 - 2:00 pm Sundays in December. Invent contraptions that can move. Visit our Reinvention Station to tinker with recycled materials and electricity to make whirling, moving machines to take home! Materials provided by Cornell Xraise. Lightapalooza, 2:00 pm Local high school students demonstrate optical illusions, bend light, and make sound waves visible.

Hosted Open Mic Night - Men Behaving Badly

December 23rd, 2014

Men Behaving Badly will host the open Mic Night at Brew & Brats from 6-9pm. Bring your voice and/or your musical instrument and join the fun. Brew & Brats Hours: 12-9 Sat. & 12-7 Sundays Arbor Hill Winery & Grapery Hours: 10-5 Sat. & 11-5 Sundays or when the flag is flying.

Hosted Open Mic Night - Meyer & McGuire

December 23rd, 2014

Meyer & McGuire will host the open Mic Night at Brew & Brats from 6-9pm. Bring your voice and/or your musical instrument and join the fun. Brew & Brats Hours: 12-9 Sat. & 12-7 Sundays Arbor Hill Winery & Grapery Hours: 10-5 Sat. & 11-5 Sundays or when the flag is flying.

Annual Christmas Buffet at the Holiday Inn Elmira

December 25th, 2014

Holiday Inn Elmira Riverview 760 E. Water Street Elmira, NY 14901 607-734-4211 www.FingerLakesHotels.com 12:00 – 3:30 p.m. Gather your family and friends and join our family on Christmas Day for the annual Christmas Feast. We will take care of everything for you so you won’t have to worry about planning dinner. Just come, sit back, and enjoy each other’s company as you choose from a variety of Christmas favorites on our spectacular buffet. Over 30 Delicious Dishes to Choose From! • Hand Carved Roast Beef with AuJus and English Horseradish Sauce • Roast Tom Turkey with Homestyle Stuffing • Seafood Bisque with Pastry • Pineapple Glazed Ham • Baked Ziti • Rice Pilaf • Candied Yams • French Cut Green Beans • Brown Sugared Baby Carrots • Fresh Mashed Potatoes & Gravy • Roasted Yellow Squash & Zucchini • Tossed Salad with Assorted Dressings • Rolls with butter • Assorted Cold Salads • Delicious Dessert Bar (Cheese Cake, Blueberry Pie, Red Velvet Cake, and much more!) Cost: $19.95/person; $9.95 children 5-12; $3.95 children 2-4; under 2 is complimentary Reservations are highly recommended. To go orders are available. Call 607-734-0402!

New Year's Eve Bash at the Holiday Inn Elmira Riverview

December 31st, 2014

Ring in the New Year with the Holiday Inn Elmira Riverview! New Year's Eve Bash Help us ring in the New Year by joining us on December 31, 2014 at the Holiday Inn Elmira Riverview. It is certainly going to be the biggest New Year's Eve Bash around! Priced at $225.00 per couple including tax and gratuities, you can't beat the value of our New Year's Eve Party! Please note: Must be 21 & over Packages Include: Overnight Accommodations A Buffet Dinner with Carver Open bar from 9pm to 1am Champagne Toast at Midnight Dancing to the music of the Sam Pallet Band ALL TAX AND GRATUITIES INCLUDED ---------------------------------------------------------------- Rock 'N Roll and Ringing in the New Year! Looking for something a little different? Join local band Suspect at Anthony's Lounge inside the Holiday Inn Elmira for "Rock 'N' Roll and Ringing in the New Year!" $10/person or $15/couple Live Music, Party Favors, Drink Special And more! ---------------------------------------------------------------- For more information on either of the above options or to make reservations, call 607-734-0402

The Inns of Aurora "New Year's Eve Dinner"

December 31st, 2014

Select four gourmet courses and enjoy live music ! 5:00-10:00 $100++/person Reservations please. 315-364-8888

New Years Eve 2014 at Glenora Wine Cellars

December 31st, 2014

Enjoy an evening of dining and dancing at Veraisons Restaurant and the Inn at Glenora Wine Cellars

Overnight stay includes (2 people):

          Bottle of Brut in room

Tasting coupons for the Retail shop

          NYE hats & favors

          Open Bar for 3 hours from 9pm-12am

Late Night Snacks from 10:30pm-12:30am

Champagne Toast at Midnight

          Breakfast Buffet from 8-11am

Late Check~out of 12pm

 

Vintners Guestroom: $279.00 (additional guests $80.00 per person)

Deluxe Guestroom: $319.00  

Select Guestroom: $359.00

Cottage: $589.00 for 4 people (additional guests $110.00 per person)

 

Veraisons:

Lounge open from 4pm-1am

Appetizer Menu available from 4-6pm (menu pricing)

Dinner served from 6-8pm, reservations only. Regular and Tasting Menu available (menu pricing)

DJ will play Dinner Music from 6-9pm and then Dancing Music from 9pm-12:30am  

Balloon Drop at Midnight

 

 

For Reservations call 1-800-243-5513

info@glenora.com - www.glenora.com