October

Happy Hour and FREE Live Music at Ventosa Vineyards

October 1st, 2014

FREE Live Music and Happy Hour BOGO wine, beer and mixers from 5-6pm FREE Live Music from 6-9pm with Frankie and Tommy an acoustic duo playing 80's Hairband Hits! Cafe Toscana is serving until 9pm

Festival of Praise Tour 2014

October 1st, 2014

Festival of Praise Tour 2014 with Fred Hammond & Donnie McClurkin October 1, 2014 7:30 PM Tickets: On Sale Now Price: $42.50, $52.50, $62.50 Two of the most recognized men in Gospel music today are teaming up for a fall concert tour that will excite fans across the country. The 2014 Festival of Praise tour, featuring Fred Hammond and Donnie McClurkin promises to spread the message of God’s love. Both Hammond and McClurkin are Grammy Awards, Stellar Awards and Dove Awards winners with songs commonly heard in the church and on the radio. Hammond’s best-known gospel hits include, “Blessed,” “No Weapon,” and “Celebrate (He Lives.).” McClurkin’s crowd favorites are “Stand,” and “We Fall Down,” a song that made the Top 40 of Billboard’s R&B chart and rocketed past platinum sales of over one million copies. Hammond has entertained his fans for more than three decades. In addition to his successful solo career, this singer/songwriter/producer/musician was a founding member of trendsetting sextet Commissioned and the creator of both Radical for Christ and United Tenors. He’s also achieved success as an actor and producer of stage plays, TV shows and movies. In addition to his musical endeavors, McClurkin pastors the Perfecting Faith Church in Freeport, New York and hosts the nationally syndicated radio program, The Donnie McClurkin Show. From traditional gospel, praise and worship, to funk, acoustic rock and a cappella, this show is sure to be one music lovers, church lovers and Gospel music fans will be talking about for years to come. For more info, visit: http://www.rbtl.org/events.aspx?id=286 To purchase tickets online, visit: http://www.ticketmaster.com/festival-of-praise-2014-featuring-fred-rochester-new-york-10-01 2014/event/00004D1CCAC343DA?artistid=1810800&majorcatid=10001&minorcatid=50

Cornell Plantations Fall Lecture Series: Founding Gardeners

October 1st, 2014

7:30 pm For George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison gardening, agriculture, and botany were elemental passions. Join award-winning historian Andrea Wulf for a beautifully illustrated talk looking at the lives of the founding fathers and how their attitude to plants, gardens, and agriculture shaped the American nation.

ESL Snack and Chat

October 1st, 2014

3:15 - 4:30 pm Learn and practice English through casual conversation. Light refreshments will be served. All ages are welcome!

Switched-On: Moog Modular Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

October 2nd, 2014

6:00 pm Composer David Borden of Mother Mallard has generously offered to loan his c. 1967 Moog modular synthesizer. Please join us for the unveiling of this historical artifact, learn how David Borden acquired and used this early synthesizer, and share in this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Free and open to the public.

Natural Areas Academy

October 2nd, 2014

6:00 - 8:30 pm If you love spending time in natural areas and care about preserving the integrity of the natural world, please consider joining Cornell Plantations' Fall Natural Areas Academy (NAA). Pre-registration is required.

Rain Gardens

October 2nd, 2014

6:30 - 8:30 pm How can you help our streams and beautify your home landscape at the same time? You can create a rain garden. In this two-part class, you will first learn about the basic principles and science of rain gardens, then participate in the creation of an actual rain garden at Cornell Plantations. Pre-registration is required.

Ithaca Apple Harvest Festival

October 3rd, 2014

A celebration of food, fun and the fall. This large outdoor event covers five city blocks and occurs on Friday, Saturday and Sunday Oct.3-5, 2014. Each day is full of crafters, entertainment, food, wine, games, rides, farmers markets, and lots and lots of apples.

Wineglass Marathon Weekend - Corning, NY

October 3rd, 2014 - October 5th, 2014

Wineglass Marathon Weekend Events will be held October 3rd, 2014 - October 5th, 2014.

Joyful Adornments October First Friday - Honkin' BIG Glass Bead Demo

October 3rd, 2014

Join us for October First Friday - Honkin' BIG Glass Bead Demo! Bring new or clean & lightly used towels and/or blankets to be donated to the Schuyler County Humane Society, you’ll receive one ticket for each donation to be in the drawing for 1 of the 3 Honkin’ Big Glass Beads made this evening. Out of town Fans, please send a $10.00 donation/entry to me for the Schuyler County Humane Society or take the towels and/or blankets to your local Humane Society and ask them to email me about your donation. ($5.00 charge for shipping)

Tagsylvania

October 3rd, 2014 - October 4th, 2014

In 1740 Atsingnetsing was a quiet village located in what today is known as Big Flats. With just 147 residents it was a wonderful place to live; that is until October 31st of that year. It was reported by the lone survivor at the time that a strange thick fog encompassed the village and the residents were possessed by beings with an uncontrollable craving for blood. They terrorized each other in ways far beyond comprehension of the normal mind. By the stroke of midnight on that fateful night Atsingnetsing was renamed Tagsylvania by the neighboring town folks as the town appeared to have been overtaken by some type of otherworldly creatures. The 1 lone survivor had a story so bizarre, no one would have believed it but for the evidence that lay everywhere within the town. A virus or an evil beyond mere comprehension – no one will ever know. What we do know is that every fall a thick fog begins to rise from the swamp behind Tag’s. Within that fog resides something that possesses all those in its path – and the residents of Tagsylvania seem to return to replay the night of their untimely demise… Do you dare to join them?

Cascadilla Gorge Hike

October 3rd, 2014

3:00 - 4:00 pm Join us for this guided hike by Cornell Plantations Director of Natural Areas, Todd Bittner, to learn about and view efforts to rebuild the Cascadilla Gorge Trail. Please wear sturdy hiking shoes and dress appropriately for the weather. Hike is moderately strenuous and involves some steep stair climbing. Hike is free but pre-registration is required.

Farm-To-Table Wine and Cooking Adventure

October 4th, 2014

Immerse yourself in the bounty the Finger Lakes. On this one-of-a-kind culinary wine tour, you will create a Finger Lakes meal from the ground up. Our day unfolds at Silver Queen Farm. Upon arrival, you are greeted by the farmer, who will take you into his fields to harvest the day’s bounty for your cooking class. Upon your return, regional chef Samantha Buyskes will be ready to begin the class. Part hands on, part demonstration class, you will learn and discover the beauty and richness of making a meal with ingredients grown from the farm. With your assistance, Chef Samantha will prepare and demonstrate the creation of a three-course lunch featuring the farm's ingredients and wines made at local Silver Thread Vineyards. Enjoy the flavors of the Finger Lakes as you learn about preparation and cooking methods, shopping tips, and the magic behind the wonderful regional food of our area. Each guest receives the recipes from the meal, and has the opportunity to purchase the farm-fresh ingredients to bring a bit of Finger Lakes freshness home with you. After the class, we make our way to Silver Thread Vineyards. Here you will meet Shannon or Paul Brock, the winery's owners and winemakers. They will share with you a vineyard tour and wine cellar experience that describes what goes into making their fabulous award-winning wines. You will then enjoy a wine tasting paired with Finger Lakes cheese and other locally sourced products. Afterwards, you will of course have the opportunity to purchase the wine featured during your cooking class to complete your home menu. Join us for this very special tour series, expand your mind, palate, and skills as you indulge in the wonders of the Finger Lakes. Sunday, May 25 - A Taste of Spring Saturday, June 28 - A Trip to Provence Saturday, July 12 - A Twist on Asian Saturday, August 2 - Great Tex Mex Saturday, September, 6 - Southern Style Saturday, October 4 - A Taste of Autumn Tour Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm and departs from Downtown Ithaca Price: $135 per person (includes 3-course meal, all tasting and cooking class fees). Tour Guide Gratuity not included.

16th Annual Autumn Festival of Ales

October 4th, 2014

This craft beer festival features over 40 craft beers, live entertainment and a chili cook-off to benefit Mercy Flight. Over 3,000 beer lovers will travel to Honeoye Falls to sample craft beer brewed exclusively by CB Craft Brewers. Beers include CB’s year round brands and over 30 custom beers brewed for restaurants and bars throughout WNY. Festival tents will be set-up at the Honeoye Falls Fireman’s Field located at 321 Monroe Street in Honeoye Falls, NY. Festival hours are 1pm-5pm. The event will also feature live music, hand-rolled Dominican Cigars by Santiago Cigar Factory and local food vendors. Tickets sales will begin late summer 2014.

Naples Open Studio Trail

October 4th, 2014 - October 5th, 2014

Naples Open Studio Trail is a group of artists who open their studios to the public in October.  Free art event and live demonstrations in all mediums of artwork

LEGO Castle Adventure Exhibit Opening Weekend

October 4th, 2014 - October 5th, 2014

Be a knight, be a princess, or become a noble craftsman using one of the greatest building materials of all time—LEGO bricks! Explore the majestic castle and sit upon the royal throne. Opening weekend only, make LEGO inspired crafts and enjoy an amazing display of LEGO trains, buildings, and detailed scenes by the LEGO Users of Central New York. Included with general museum admission fees

The Paulsen Baker Band with special guests John Garvey and Al Keltz

October 4th, 2014

7:00 p.m. Bristol Valley Theater's Fall for the Arts series kicks into gear with our annual visit from the Finger Lakes' favorite folk band. Great music and so much fun that John Garvey will come out of retirement to join the band for his only appearance this year!  Tickets: $15 for adults; $10 for ages 12-18; $5 for under 12.

A Buck's Tale - A German Tradition

October 4th, 2014

“A Buck’s Tale” is based on a German tradition in the “Pfaltz” region in Southwest Germany that began in the Middle Ages and has turned into a celebration in the modern day. The story is about how two German towns found peace through the gift of a goat buck. Lively Run owner, Susanne Messmer, is native to the area and is bringing this fun celebration to the Finger Lakes. Please read our blog to find out more information about “A Buck’s Tale.” The event is celebrating the beginning of our herd’s breeding season and will focus on Lively Run’s goat buck, Austin. We will tell the story of “A Buck’s Tale,” and celebrate the German way - with local beer, live music, and delicious German food. Featuring: Local beer from Bandwagon Brewpub Live music from Rebecca Colleen with Peter McDonald from 1:14-4:15 “A Buck’s Tale” presentation at 12:00pm German Food - save lunch for your visit at Lively Run! Tours – reservations recommended. Please contact us to reserve your spot in a tour. Cheese Tastings Family Games Vendors Schedule: 10am - Doors open 11am - Tour 12pm - Procession of the buck 12:15pm – “The Buck’s Tale” by Susanne Messmer 1pm – Family Games 2pm - Tour 3:30pm – Tour ** We will be holding the event whether it is rain or shine.

Burlesque show at Eremita Winery

October 4th, 2014

Last chance to see the WTS before they leave for tour! The temptation ... Whiskey Tango Sideshow is an outrageous assemblage of burlesque dancers, singers, acrobats, musicians, and costume designers that will entertain you with their cabaret nouveau stylings. Eremita Winery is inside a late 1800's church, what better venue to host the burlesque show. Serving wine, beer, and non alcoholic beverages. October 4th Doors open at 7. Show 8 - 10 PM $17 in advance | $20 at the door Tickets are limited. Call (607)474-5002 to reserve your tickets today. EremitaWinery.com 2155 E Church Street Lodi NY 14860

Guided Bird Walk

October 4th, 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.

Harvest Festival

October 4th, 2014

Live music from 1-4 pm from Little Joe and the Big Shots with scrumptious BBQ by Dave Hatfield. Along with food and wine specials, the infamous Cherry Bomb Wine Slushy will be making an appearance! 96.7 The Vine will be broadcasting live from the winery from 11am-1pm, then Little Joe and the Big Shots featuring the founding members of Destination will play from 1-4pm, with the Wobbly Rock bike drawing to be held once the music wraps up. Wobbly Rock, an evolution to the Treleaven Brand by King Ferry Winery, is a semi-sweet Riesling with bright notes of peach and pear. Visit www.treleavenwines.com for more info or directions, and visit www.wobblyrockwine.com to enter for the bike giveaway!

Tunes in the Tent at Heron Hill Winery

October 5th, 2014

Ruddy Well Band -- A homegrown entity from Syracuse, New York, and two time Sammy Award winner for People’s Choice and Best Americana, the Ruddy Well Band has roots in Americana folk and rock with strong harmonies and high energy-driving rhythms. Live music in the tent overlooking beautiful Keuka Lake from on Sundays in the fall from 12:30 to 4:30pm.

Seneca "mini" Monster Kayak Race on the Canal

October 5th, 2014

paddlers of all skill levels are welcome to take on "the monster" we will be starting and ending at our location (1278 Waterloo Geneva RD Waterloo, NY 13165) and the race will be about 13 miles! *with an optional lock ride or run around* Shirts for those who PRE-register and prizes for the winners! There will also be a "lazy paddle" for those who wish not to race, and just enjoy the canal at the peak of leaf season!

NYWCC - Fall Festival

October 5th, 2014

New York Wine & Culinary Center

Featuring all day activities: 

  • Hot Mulled Cider, Doughnuts, Grilled Corn in NYWCC Garden Tent
  • Local Vendor Fair in Sands Gallery featuring Arbor Hill Grapery & Winery, Chef Lerman's Sauces, The Mustard Seed 'N' More, Moo Moon Chocolate, Shimmering Light Farm, and more! 
  • Pan Seared Pork Cutlet Hands-On Cooking Class 12:00, 2:00 & 4:00 
  • Roasted Root Vegetable Stew Hands-On Cooking Class 1:00, 3:00 & 5:00 
  • Fall-Inspired Cocktail and Dessert Demonstrations in the Wine Spectator Educational Theater
    $5 per person - Tickets available for purchase at the door.
    Pumpkin Beignets (Doughnuts) Demo: 12:00, 1:30, 3:00
    Fall in Love with NY Cocktail Class: 12:30, 2:00, 3:30
    Grape Shortbread Bars Demo: 1:00, 2:30, 4:00
  • Flights of seasonal beers, ciders & wine in Tasting Room
  • Pumpkin carving in NYWCC Garden Tent

King Ferry Harvest Festival

October 5th, 2014

Live music from 1-4pm from Under Construction with catering by Skillet & Embers Catering Co. Along with food and wine specials, the infamous Cherry Bomb Wine Slushy will be making an appearance! Visit www.treleavenwines.com for more information or directions.

To the Galleries and Beyond: How did that get here?

October 5th, 2014

1:00 - 3:00 pm Have you ever wondered about the histories of the objects in the Johnson Museum? Provenance researcher Lexie Palmer will share a few of her discoveries about some works in the Museum's collection and the processes we use to learn about them.

Moto-Inventions

October 5th, 2014

1:00 - 2:00 pm Sundays in October. 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.

Birds in Flight: the Art and Science of How Birds Fly

October 6th, 2014

7:30 - 9:00 pm Carrol Henderson, wildlife biologist, photographer, and author, has long been captivated by the phenomenon of birds in flight. During this seminar, he will take you through the stages of an Avian Flight School 101.

Game On

October 6th, 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.

Sit! Stay! Read!

October 7th, 2014

3:00 - 4:00 pm Children are invited to practice their reading skills by sharing a story with a truly non-judgmental listener - a dog!

Happy Hour and FREE Live Music at Ventosa Vineyards

October 8th, 2014

FREE Live Music and Happy Hour BOGO from 5-6pm beer, wine and mixers Live Music with Dirty Birds starts at 6pm Cafe Toscana will be serving until 9pm

ESL Snack and Chat

October 8th, 2014

3:15 - 4:30 pm Learn and practice English through casual conversation. Light refreshments will be served. All ages are welcome!

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

October 10th, 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

Tagsylvania

October 10th, 2014 - October 12th, 2014

In 1740 Atsingnetsing was a quiet village located in what today is known as Big Flats. With just 147 residents it was a wonderful place to live; that is until October 31st of that year. It was reported by the lone survivor at the time that a strange thick fog encompassed the village and the residents were possessed by beings with an uncontrollable craving for blood. They terrorized each other in ways far beyond comprehension of the normal mind. By the stroke of midnight on that fateful night Atsingnetsing was renamed Tagsylvania by the neighboring town folks as the town appeared to have been overtaken by some type of otherworldly creatures. The 1 lone survivor had a story so bizarre, no one would have believed it but for the evidence that lay everywhere within the town. A virus or an evil beyond mere comprehension – no one will ever know. What we do know is that every fall a thick fog begins to rise from the swamp behind Tag’s. Within that fog resides something that possesses all those in its path – and the residents of Tagsylvania seem to return to replay the night of their untimely demise… Do you dare to join them?

Opening Reception and Exhibit: Threads

October 10th, 2014

In our past, talk of “threads” has symbolized an old-fashioned art form that was more about practicality than aesthetics. However, the Flick Gallery at the Arts Center of Yates County exhibit opening on Friday, October 10th, leaves that notion behind as masterful fabric creations are featured. Wine tastings will be offered by Heron Hill Winery and an array of tasty snacks will embroider our exhibit of fabric arts forms. The exhibit features Eve Botelho of Rochester, Kris Gregson Moss of Glen Falls, Sally Alexander Acomb of Keuka Lake, and works from Natural Fiber Clothing Designs, a studio of the Rochester Folk Art Guild. The opening is from 5:00 to 7:00PM. The Arts Center of Yates County is located at 127 Main Street, Penn Yan, New York. More information can be found at www.artscenteryatescounty.org or by calling 315-536-8226 or emailing info@artscenteryatescounty.org .

Gould Hotel Farmers Market Harvest Dinner

October 10th, 2014

The Gould Hotel is hosting the Farmers Market Harvest Dinner - featuring products from the Seneca Falls Farmers Market. The dinner will be a 5 course family style meal, beginning at 6:00 on Friday, October 10th. The cost is $30.00 per person, which includes taxes and gratuities. Call 315-712-4000 for reservations.

The Inns of Aurora "Harvest Party"

October 10th, 2014

Join us for local cocktails, beer, and hors d'oeuvres ! 5:00-8:00pm $35/person Reservations please. 315-364-8888

Southern Tier Outdoor Show

October 11th, 2014 - October 12th, 2014

Explore the great outdoors at the 8th Annual Southern Tier Outdoor Show presented by Cornell Cooperative Extension Steuben County.  Over 100 indoor and outdoor exhibitors, 3-D archery range, professional seminars, wildlife and archery shows.  October 11-12,2014 at Wilkins RV Center in Bath NY.  9am - 5pm both days. $5 per car buys admission to all shows, professional seminars, parking and show program.

A Taste of the Finger Lakes!

October 11th, 2014

2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Spend a delicious afternoon sampling culinary delights specially prepared by the chefs from a cornucopia of local restaurants paired with tempting tastes of the tastiest local vintages. $20 admission buys you and your palate a ticket to paradise! (21 and older only). Call 585.374.9032 for more information.

Cheese Trail Open House

October 11th, 2014

Finger Lakes Cheese Trail  popular Fall Open House is coming up on Columbus Day Weekend. The one-day Fall Open House is slated for Saturday October 11, from.10:00am-5:00pm both days. Twelve of the 13 Trail members will be participating, with many opening up their farms to cheese lovers that Saturday. There will be many new events and activities at the individual farms for the Open House, and trail-wide visitors are encouraged to play Cheese Trail Bingo as they visit the farms for a chance to win a holiday cheeseboard.

The 9 Creameries that will be hosting the Open Houses on their farms are: 
Crosswinds Farm & Dairy, Ovid
Dutch Hill Creamery, Chenango Forks
Engelbert Farms, Nichols
Finger Lakes Dexter Creamery, King Ferry
Jerry Dell Farm & Store. Freeville
Muranda Cheese Co., Waterloo
Shtayburne Farm, Rock Stream* 
Side Hill Acres Goat Farm, Candor
Sunset View Creamery, Odessa

3 Creameries will be participating off site:
Heaven Scent Farm, at Three Brothers Wineries and Estates in Geneva
Keeley’s Cheese Co., at the Ithaca Farmers Market (9:00am-3:00pm)
Kenton's Cheese Co., at the Ithaca Farmers Market (9:00am-3:00pm)

Fall Gardening Symposium at Sonnenberg Gardens

October 11th, 2014

10 am - 5 pm
Where:
Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park
Tickets: $85/person, $75/Sonnenberg Members. Prepaid reservations required.

Join us for this day long seminar with Vincent Simeone on how to use trees and shrub to create visual interest and appeal all year long in your gardens and landscaping. Vincent’s lectures will include:

Popular Flowering Trees & Shrubs
Trees and shrubs can have spectacular floral displays that are a captivating treat to the eye and some like the lilac perfume the air. In this lecture learn about some of the best performing and care-free flowering trees and shrubs to add to your gardens and lawns. 

Old-Fashioned Trees & Shrubs
While new cultivars and varieties of woody plants can often be "all the rage" capturing attention in gardening articles and books, tried and true old-fashioned forms - some even planted by our parents or grandparents - continue to perform well decade after decade for home gardeners. Learn about some wonderful varieties to look for and add to your landscaping.  

Four Season Gardening with Woody Plants
In this lecture Vincent will pay special interest and focus to creating beauty and visual interest in gardens and yards all year long and especially during the winter season when generally outdoor spaces lie “lifeless” and snowbound. Bring the winter beauty of unusual shapes, forms, and shadows to your gardens and landscaping.

Guided Bird Walk

October 11th, 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

Fossilmania Family Day

October 11th, 2014

10:00 am - 1:00 pm Get crazy for National Earth Science Week with Fossil Mania! This event is fun, educational and geared towards the whole family. Included with Museum Admission.

Showtime! Mammal Skulls

October 11th, 2014

2:00 pm Did you know that you can learn how an animal lived – just by looking at its skull? Join Kat Pannill of Cornell's naturalist outreach program to look at mammal skulls.

Mother-Daughter Book Club

October 11th, 2014

3:30 - 4:30 pm TCPL invites all girls ages 8 through 12 and the special women in their lives to join the Library's Mother-Daughter Book Club. In addition to reading and discussing wonderful books each month, participants will have the benefit of being led by acclaimed children's author, Emily Rhoads Johnson. Our selection is Number the Stars, by Lois Lowry.

Animal Feeding

October 11th, 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.

Tunes in the Tent at Heron Hill Winery

October 12th, 2014

Virgil Cain -- A multi-talented musician, who layers crowd-pleasing songs by looping live guitars, keyboards and electric violin parts on top of each other. Live music in the tent overlooking beautiful Keuka Lake from on Sundays in the fall from 12:30 to 4:30pm

Fiddlers of the Genesee

October 12th, 2014

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

Endangered Species Day

October 12th, 2014

10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. -- Cost: Free with paid admission or zoo membership -- People of all ages can protect our planet’s endangered plants and animals and take action to help preserve the future of these species. Come to the zoo to show your support for conservation and see some of the endangered species in our collection. Stop by Explorer’s Outpost to pick up an educational activity for the kids to complete during your visit. Donate $1 to Friends of the Zoo toward conservation of animals in the wild in celebration of our centennial and receive a unique zoo wrist band.

Tompkins Trust Company Appreciation Day

October 12th, 2014

9:00 am - 5:00 pm Get free admission to both the Museum of the Earth and Cayuga Nature Center on October 12! Enjoy our trails, six-story tree house, the newly renovated lodge and exhibits, as well as learn about bats during Discover Sunday.

Beautiful World of Bats

October 12th, 2014

1:00 - 2:00 pm Explore the fascinating lifestyles of the world's only flying mammal. All ages welcome. Included with Nature Center admission.

Columbus Day Castle Play

October 13th, 2014

Construct a magical kingdom using gigantic castle blocks, dress up as a king or queen, enact a story of adventure with royal court puppets, and more. Included with general museum admission fees.

School's Out Camp

October 13th, 2014

8:00 am - 5:30 pm Pack your hiking boots and spend a day in the woods with us! Ages 5 - 12 yrs. Non-member $50/day or Member $45/day. Pre-registration required.

Family Movie Matinee

October 13th, 2014

2:00 - 4:00 pm Enjoy a family film, the Muppets Most Wanted, and free popcorn!

History of Life Course Fall 2014: Ancient Seas over New York State

October 13th, 2014

5:30 - 6:30 pm The History of Life course, originally a training program for volunteers, will include a total of six presentations and will focus on the diversification of life throughout our planet's 4 billion year journey. This week learn about the marine critters that lived in your backyard — 380 million years ago! Free to All.

The Bluebird Effect: Uncommon Bonds with Common Birds

October 13th, 2014

7:30 - 9:00 pm Join writer/artist Julie Zickefoose for an evening exploring the intersection of birds and spirituality in our lives.

Tompkins Trust Company Customer Appreciation Day

October 13th, 2014

10:00 am - 5:00 pm On Columbus Day admission is free to Tompkins Trust Company cardholders and their families who show their Tompkins Trust Company Visa, Visa check card, or Access ATM card at the Sciencenter admission desk.

Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War

October 14th, 2014

6:00 pm Edward E. Baptist, associate professor in Cornell University's Department of History, will speak on Lincoln during the Civil War.

Preschool Storytime and Hands-on Activity

October 14th, 2014

Tuesday and Friday, 10:30 - 11:00 am Hear the story Hand, Hand, Fingers, Thumb by Al Perkins and make thumb print animals.

Sit! Stay! Read!

October 14th, 2014

3:00 - 4:00 pm Children are invited to practice their reading skills by sharing a story with a truly non-judgmental listener - a dog!

Happy Hour and FREE Live Music at Ventosa Vineyards

October 15th, 2014

Happy Hour and FREE Live Music with Loose Change BOGO wine, beer and mixers from 5-6pm Live Music from 6-9pm Cafe Toscana is serving until 9pm

Personal Habitat - Creating a Haven for Wildlife(and Yourself)

October 15th, 2014

Cornell Plantations Fall Lecture Series: 

7:30 pm This is the story of an artist's love affair with a piece of land, and the birds, animals, and plants that inhabit it. In this talk, artist/writer Julie Zickefoose shows how she and her husband have transformed their abandoned farm into a wildlife sanctuary and observatory.

ESL Snack and Chat

October 15th, 2014

3:15 - 4:30 pm Learn and practice English through casual conversation. Light refreshments will be served. All ages are welcome!

Lecture: Celia Rabinovitch

October 16th, 2014

5:15 pm Celia Rabinovitch, artist, cultural historian, and author of Surrealism and the Sacred: Power, Eros, and the Occult in Modern Art, will speak in conjunction with the exhibition Surrealism and Magic.

Keuka College Green & Gold Weekend

October 17th, 2014

Keuka College will host its first-ever Green & Gold Celebration Weekend October 17-19, 2014. This inaugural event will include a home coming and family weekend component for current students, reunion activities for alumni, and many other options for the local community and friends of the College to attend. From theater performances to a farmer's market to sporting events and even a 5K challenge, Keuka College will have something to offer everyone during this exciting, fun-filled weekend. We hope that you will save the date and stay tuned for more details to follow as we finalize the schedule. Visit our website regularly for updates throughout the summer.

Tagsylvania

October 17th, 2014 - October 18th, 2014

In 1740 Atsingnetsing was a quiet village located in what today is known as Big Flats. With just 147 residents it was a wonderful place to live; that is until October 31st of that year. It was reported by the lone survivor at the time that a strange thick fog encompassed the village and the residents were possessed by beings with an uncontrollable craving for blood. They terrorized each other in ways far beyond comprehension of the normal mind. By the stroke of midnight on that fateful night Atsingnetsing was renamed Tagsylvania by the neighboring town folks as the town appeared to have been overtaken by some type of otherworldly creatures. The 1 lone survivor had a story so bizarre, no one would have believed it but for the evidence that lay everywhere within the town. A virus or an evil beyond mere comprehension – no one will ever know. What we do know is that every fall a thick fog begins to rise from the swamp behind Tag’s. Within that fog resides something that possesses all those in its path – and the residents of Tagsylvania seem to return to replay the night of their untimely demise… Do you dare to join them?

The Inns of Aurora " Belgian Beer Dinner"

October 17th, 2014

Join as we explore the beers of Belgium with four paired courses. 6:30pm $60++/person Reservations please. 315-364-8888

Erie Canal Museum Autumn Gala

October 17th, 2014

 The Erie Canal Museum

Cordially Invites You to Our

Autumn Gala

Friday, October 17, 2014
6:30 to 9:30 P.M.


Barnes-Hiscock Mansion
930 James Street, Syracuse, New York 13203

Support the mission of the Erie Canal Museum and enjoy outstanding food, company, a silent auction and tours of the 1853 Barnes-Hiscock Mansion.


Tickets: $100 per person
Cocktail attire

Kindly RSVP by October 9 at http://eriecanalmuseum.org

Barnes-Hiscock Mansion
930 James Street, Syracuse, New York 13203

Mansion Mysteries

October 17th, 2014 - October 19th, 2014

Date: October 17, 18, 19, 24, & 25, 2014
Time: 7 pm - 9 pm except for 4-6 pm matinee on 10/19. Gates open at 30 minutes before show time.
Location: Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park, 151 Charlotte Street, Canandaigua, NY 14424, Driving Directions
Admission: $24/General; $20/Sonnenberg Members and Youths (Ages 12 - 18)

Description:

Come sleuth out a live whodunit, circa 1913!

Guests can sample light refreshments or savor sips of selections from our cash wine bar (non-alcoholic options available).Then it's time to settle in for the live, theatrical drama. 

Guests will have opportunity to mingle with the actors and ask questions of those under suspicion. Guests are also welcome to attend in costume. All actors will be appearing in period attire.       

 

Advance reservations are required as this popular event often sells out. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. each night, allowing time for guests to park at the Main lots and board rotating tram shuttles to the historic Mansion.

This year we are pleased to offer the play, "The Big Smear" by Joanne Vanderven, Wendy Hubert, and Glen Wyand. This 3-act mystery is set in 1913 Canandaigua - a time of looming Prohibition, active Suffragette movement and opposition to male-only vote to incorporate Canandaigua into a city. Plus add in a world-famous opera singer visiting Mary Clark Thompson at Sonnenberg and a "Downton Abbey" flair to the "house help" to make it a very exciting play!   


Reservations:     

Reservations must be made in advance by calling our office at 585-394-4922 

 

King Ferry Vineyards Tour

October 17th, 2014

Have you ever wanted to see what a working vineyard looks like? Taste wine grapes? Learn about Finger Lakes viticulture? You're in luck! The King Ferry Vineyards, makers of Trelevean by King Ferry Winery, will be hosting a Vineyard Tour this Friday, October 17th at 5pm! Cost is $10 per person and includes an hour-long tour that will conclude with a grape and wine tasting paired with local Keeley's cheese. We'll focus on our Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes and wines, but will have others available for tasting and purchase too! If you plan to attend be sure to wear appropriate footwear for some walking, and clothing for potential cold weather if you do come visit with us. If the tour is cancelled due to inclement weather, a full refund or rescheduling of the tour will be offered. Only 10 spots available so participants will be selected on a first come first serve basis. Payment required to reserve a spot! If you are interested in attending the Vineyard Tour, please RSVP by noon on Oct. 17 at kingferryvineyards@gmail.com or 315.364.5100. So come tour the vineyard and watch the sunset over the lake with us - we can't wait! **Must be 21 to attend** Stay up-to-date with King Ferry Vineyard events and future tours at the KFV Facebook page or the Events section at www.treleavenwines.com.

Fall Harvest Celebration

October 18th, 2014

Help Vineyard View Winery celebrate harvest as well as our one year anniversary with music, food, fireworks, local beer and of course GREAT WINE!!

John Patrick Penick - An Evening in the October Hours

October 18th, 2014

7:00 p.m. BVT audiences will remember Jon Penick's BVT debut 10 years ago in My Way as he enraptured fans with his classic crooning. Jon's released his first album of original songs, The October Hours, and he's coming back to where it all began to give us a taste, with a concert of acoustic songs perfect for a chilly autumn evening. And of course, we'll coax a few blue eyes favorites out of him before he's through! Tickets prices: $15 for adults; $10 for ages 12-18; $5 for under 12.

Zoo Boo

October 18th, 2014 - October 19th, 2014

10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Cost: $8 per child, plus the cost of zoo admission (admission is free for zoo members) All children participating in Zoo Boo must have a ticket in addition to regular zoo admission. Only members may purchase advance sale tickets; all others purchase tickets at the door on Zoo Boo days. Enjoy Halloween fun in the daytime sun! The zoo will be transformed into a bustling Halloween bash with hauntingly hilarious activities for kids and families. Enjoy trick-or-treat stations, creepy crawly encounters, keeper talks, animal demonstrations, live entertainment, costumed characters, games, tattoos and more! The “kooky not spooky” theme provides Halloween fun without the fear! Kids (and parents) -- costumes are encouraged! Daytime hours means Zoo Boo participants can see the entire zoo and animal collection. Held rain or shine.

Fall into Red - An Exclusive Dry Red Wine Event

October 18th, 2014

Fall into Red an Exclusive Dry Red Wine Event @ Ventosa Vineyards Saturday Oct, 18th 6-8pm Tickets must be purchased in advance 5 Premier Red Wine Producers Damiani Wine Cellars - Hector NY Zugibe Vineyards - Geneva NY Shaw Vineyards - Himrod NY Hosmer Winery - Ovid NY Ventosa Vineyards- Geneva NY All in 1 stop! Each winery will pour 3-4 Samples of their Dry Reds Light Hors D'oeuvres with each pairing Each Guest will receive a 19 1/2 oz Crystal Bordeaux Wine Glass Wine for Sale by the Bottle and the Glass Stock up for the Fall, Winter and Holidays! Quantity Discounts!! Menu Duck Confit En Croute Slow cooked duck confit in phyllo pastry topped with a classic mole` sauce Fall Harvest Bruschetta A blend of apples, cranberries, red onion and fresh herbs served on a toasted crostini drizzled with a balsamic reduction Wild Mushroom Arancini A wild mushroom risotto breaded and fried until golden brown, topped with Seneca Salt Company Rosemary Flake. Prosciutto Wrapped Mozzarella Ventosa Vineyards homemade mozzarella wrapped in Prosciutto Di Parma and drizzled with fresh herb pesto Muranda Cheese Company High end cheese display compliments of Muranda Cheese Company. Aged Gouda, Aged BelCiello, Blue Cheese and British Cheddar. Olives, Almonds and Crudite`s Java Gourmet Java Bark and Seneca Salt Bark Chocolate samples. Keuka Coffee Roasters Italian Espresso Blend coffee samples $30.00 Ticket must be purchased in advance!! Dress is casual

Chestnut Festival at Goose Watch Winery

October 18th, 2014

Come experience the Chestnut Festival on October 18th from 12pm – 5pm where we celebrate the harvest of our chestnut groves in the most delicious and fun way! With over 17 acres of nut groves at Goose Watch Winery, we have plenty to go around! Sample a mouth-watering variety of chestnut foods while listening to LIVE music by the very talented Peace & Blues Trio! Also treat yourself to the fresh flavors from Cayuga Lake Creamery who will be featuring a Chestnut Ice Cream made from our own chestnuts! And to really get you in the fall spirit be sure to sip on some of our mulled wine that will compliment the beautiful fall foliage of Cayuga Lake! Admission is free with food and beverage items available for purchase. As always, our tasting room will also be open for tastings and featuring some amazing fall sales!

Flashlight Tour of Johnston House

October 18th, 2014

Did you ever wonder what it was like to live before electric lights? How did people find their way around after dark? Do you enjoy the occasional, short-term bout without electricity? Do you like to "rough it"? Well, if you’d like to see the 1822 Johnston House by moonlight and flashlight, join the Geneva Historical Society on Saturday, October 18, 6:30-8:30pm  for a special flashlight tour of the house.

 

For more information about this program, call the Geneva Historical Society at 315-789-5151.

Switched-On: DIY Electronic Synth Workshop

October 18th, 2014

12:00 - 5:00 pm After a short introduction from Moog expert Professor Trevor Pinch, try your hand at making a simple electronic music instruments with Taylan Cihan. No prior knowledge is necessary and all parts are free. Come early and make sure you get a seat at the workshop tables, space and supplies are limited.

Migration Celebration

October 18th, 2014

10:00 am - 3:00 pm We have all sorts of fun planned for visitors of all ages, including games and activities for children plus interactive exhibits, live birds from the Cornell Raptor Program, and information about the incredible journeys birds take each fall and spring. This year’s event is also tied to Cornell Homecoming and there will be shuttles between the Lab and campus during the day. Free admission.

Tunes in the Tent at Heron Hill Winery

October 19th, 2014

Agonal Rhythm Live music in the tent overlooking beautiful Keuka Lake from on Sundays in the fall from 12:30 to 4:30pm

Art History in a Nutshell: 19th-Century American Art

October 19th, 2014

2:00 pm Join Museum educator Carol Hockett for an art-history survey highlighting 19th-century American works of art in our newly reinstalled first-floor galleries.

Moto-Inventions

October 19th, 2014

1:00 - 2:00 pm Sundays in October. 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.

Science and Nature in the Galapagos Islands

October 20th, 2014

7:30 - 9:00 pm Irby Lovette, Director, Fuller Evolutionary Biology Program, Cornell Lab Ornithology; Fausto Rodriguez, Galapagos Park Naturalist and founder of Galapagos Best have many years of experience in Galapagos, and they will recount some the wonders they have witnessed, present new research, and discuss some of the challenging conservation issues. Free admission.

Game On

October 20th, 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

October 21st, 2014

Tuesday and Friday, 10:30 - 11:00 am Hear the story How Do Dinosaurs Eat Their Food? by Jane Yolen and Mark Teague, and then make a dinosaur.

Sit! Stay! Read!

October 21st, 2014

3:00 - 4:00 pm Children are invited to practice their reading skills by sharing a story with a truly non-judgmental listener - a dog!

Happy Hour and FREE Live Music at Ventosa Vineyards

October 22nd, 2014

Happy Hour and FREE Live Music with Joe and Sarah Mull BOGO from 5-6pm wine, beer and mixers Live Music from 6-9pm Cafe Toscana is serving until 9pm

History Of The American Flag Lecture

October 22nd, 2014

The Geneva Historical Society's 2014 Fall Lecture Series continues on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 with "The History of the American Flag" a presentation by Civil War historian and reenactor Lee Houser. The program will be held at the Geneva History Museum at 7:30 p.m. Mr. Houser will use "show and tell" methods to explore the history of the American Flag from the nation's beginnings to the recent past, including during the War of 1812, Mexican War, and American Civil War. Lee Houser is retired from RG&E and Constellation Energy Group. He is a veteran of the U.S. Army and served in an artillery unit in Korea. Born in Rochester, he has lived in Clifton Springs with his wife for thirty years. Mr. Houser is active in a number of military organizations, including the American Legion and the VFW. He is also the co-founder of the Civil War Heritage Foundation, a non-profit educational organization that portrays individuals from the Civil War period. A living historian, he portrays Confederate Major General Isaac R. Trimble's civilian and military life with the organization. This lecture is supported in part by the Samuel B. Williams fund for programs in the Humanities. For more information about this program, call the Geneva Historical Society office at 315-789-5151. The Geneva History Museum is located in the Prouty-Chew House at 543 South Main Street, Geneva, NY. Parking is on the street or in the Trinity Episcopal Church lot across the street.

The Language of War: A Dramatic Reading

October 22nd, 2014

The Language of War:  A Dramatic Reading by Members of the Tompkins County Civil War Sesquicentennial Commemoration Commission

6:45 pm Join us as we host an original play by County Historian Carol Kammen.

ESL Snack and Chat

October 22nd, 2014

3:15 - 4:30 pm Learn and practice English through casual conversation. Light refreshments will be served. All ages are welcome!

Conversation and Performance with Adam Holzman and Trevor Pinch

October 23rd, 2014

7:00 - 8:00 pm The History Center in Tompkins County sponsors a conversation with famed jazz legend and Moog performer Adam Holzman and Prof. Trevor Pinch, musician and author of Analog Days, for a conversation and live music.

Working Hot: El Anatsui

October 23rd, 2014

5:15 pm Artist El Anatsui converts found materials into a new type of media that lies between sculpture and painting, combining aesthetic traditions from his birth country of Ghana, his home in Nigeria, and the global history of abstraction.

How an Energy Outlier Can Become a Role Model for Sustainability:

October 23rd, 2014

Cornell Plantations - A case study of Hawai'i's Clean Energy Initiative

5:00 pm Join us for a special lecture by former Hawai'i Governor, Linda Lingle, who will explain how the Aloha State's geography, regulatory regime and dire need to end its first-in-the-nation reliance on imported oil coincided with bipartisan political leadership, community enthusiasm for change, and help from the Federal Government to transform itself from the most oil-dependent state in America to a national and international leader and test bed for sustainable, renewable energy and energy efficiency measures. She will also share her thoughts on how Hawai’i will reach its goal of 70% clean energy by 2030.

Tagsylvania

October 24th, 2014 - October 25th, 2014

In 1740 Atsingnetsing was a quiet village located in what today is known as Big Flats. With just 147 residents it was a wonderful place to live; that is until October 31st of that year. It was reported by the lone survivor at the time that a strange thick fog encompassed the village and the residents were possessed by beings with an uncontrollable craving for blood. They terrorized each other in ways far beyond comprehension of the normal mind. By the stroke of midnight on that fateful night Atsingnetsing was renamed Tagsylvania by the neighboring town folks as the town appeared to have been overtaken by some type of otherworldly creatures. The 1 lone survivor had a story so bizarre, no one would have believed it but for the evidence that lay everywhere within the town. A virus or an evil beyond mere comprehension – no one will ever know. What we do know is that every fall a thick fog begins to rise from the swamp behind Tag’s. Within that fog resides something that possesses all those in its path – and the residents of Tagsylvania seem to return to replay the night of their untimely demise… Do you dare to join them?

Kevin James

October 24th, 2014

Kevin James Friday, October 24 @ 7:30pm Tickets: On Sale Now Prices: $38, $55 & $88 KEVIN JAMES, producer, co-writer, and star of the hit comedies Paul Blart: Mall Cop (2009) and Zookeeper (2011) can be seen this October in his latest film, Here Comes The Boom. James also starred in Columbia Pictures’ blockbuster Grown Ups (2010) along with Adam Sandler; previously, James and Sandler worked together on I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry (2007). James broke into the film world in 2005 in Columbia Pictures’ Hitch starring opposite Will Smith, but his comedy career started well before that as a stand-up on the Long Island comedy scene. After being discovered at the 1996 Montreal Comedy Festival, he signed a network development deal to create his own sitcom. The King of Queens, which premiered in 1998, ran for nine seasons on CBS with James starring and executive producing, and it garnered him an Emmy nomination in 2006 for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series. The show concluded its run in 2007 but continues to air daily in syndication across the country and around the world. In 2001, James brought his stand-up act to TV with Sweat the Small Stuff, a one-hour special for Comedy Central. In 2005, Kevin James and Ray Romano executive produced and starred in the HBO Sports Special Making the Cut: The Road to Pebble Beach; a documentary about the Pebble Beach Pro Am Golf Tournament that was nominated for a Sports Emmy. Aside from his on-camera work, James’s voice has been featured in the animated films Barnyard (2006) for Nick Movies, as well as Monster House (2006) and the upcoming Hotel Transylvania (2012) for Sony Pictures Animation. To purchase tickets online, visit http://www.ticketmaster.com/Kevin-James-tickets/artist/703068.

NYWCC - NY on Tap

October 24th, 2014

New York Wine & Culinary Center

Friday Oct 24th  7:00pm to 9:30pm 

A more intimate beer festival where you're not just one of many glasses - you're a fellow beer lover. You'll be able to put a face to the beers you've grown to love! Mingle and taste with more than a dozen breweries from across New York State who will be set up around our gorgeous facility. Sample hearty & delicious beer-friendly fare created just for you by New York Wine & Culinary chefs. All attendees receive a commemorative tasting glass.

Mansion Mysteries -Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion

October 24th, 2014 - October 25th, 2014

Date: October  24, & 25, 2014
Time: 7 pm - 9 pm except for 4-6 pm matinee on 10/19. Gates open at 30 minutes before show time.
Location: Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park, 151 Charlotte Street, Canandaigua, NY 14424, Driving Directions
Admission: $24/General; $20/Sonnenberg Members and Youths (Ages 12 - 18)

Description:

Come sleuth out a live whodunit, circa 1913!

Guests can sample light refreshments or savor sips of selections from our cash wine bar (non-alcoholic options available).Then it's time to settle in for the live, theatrical drama. 

Guests will have opportunity to mingle with the actors and ask questions of those under suspicion. Guests are also welcome to attend in costume. All actors will be appearing in period attire.       

Advance reservations are required as this popular event often sells out. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. each night, allowing time for guests to park at the Main lots and board rotating tram shuttles to the historic Mansion.

This year we are pleased to offer the play, "The Big Smear" by Joanne Vanderven, Wendy Hubert, and Glen Wyand. This 3-act mystery is set in 1913 Canandaigua - a time of looming Prohibition, active Suffragette movement and opposition to male-only vote to incorporate Canandaigua into a city. Plus add in a world-famous opera singer visiting Mary Clark Thompson at Sonnenberg and a "Downton Abbey" flair to the "house help" to make it a very exciting play!   


Reservations:     

Reservations must be made in advance by calling our office at 585-394-4922 


Haunted Jail & Cellblock Terror

October 24th, 2014 - October 25th, 2014

Set inside the Museum of Wayne County History’s Old Jail, “Haunted Jail & Cellblock Terror” is the Wayne County Halloween attraction to scare the living daylights out of you, your family and your friends. Is that a mannequin coming to life? Is that a werewolf in that cell? Is that you screaming at the top of your lungs? Refreshments served if you make it through! $5 per person, discounts for large families.

October 24 & 25, 6pm-9pm

King Ferry Vineyard Tour

October 24th, 2014

Have you ever wanted to see what a working vineyard looks like? Taste wine grapes? Learn about Finger Lakes viticulture? You're in luck! The King Ferry Vineyards, makers of Trelevean by King Ferry Winery, will be hosting a Vineyard Tour this Friday, October 24th at 5pm! Cost is $10 per person and includes an hour-long tour that will conclude with a grape and wine tasting paired with local Keeley's cheese. We'll focus on our featured wine with grape of origin, and will have others available for tasting and purchase too! If you plan to attend be sure to wear appropriate footwear for some walking, and clothing for potential cold weather if you do come visit with us. If the tour is cancelled due to inclement weather, a full refund or rescheduling of the tour will be offered. Only 10 spots available so participants will be selected on a first come first serve basis. Payment required to reserve a spot! If you are interested in attending the Vineyard Tour, please RSVP by noon on Oct. 24th at kingferryvineyards@gmail.com or 315.364.5100. So come tour the vineyard and watch the sunset over the lake with us - we can't wait! **Must be 21 to attend** Stay up-to-date with King Ferry Vineyard events and future tours at the KFV Facebook page or the Events section at www.treleavenwines.com.

Night Hikes

October 24th, 2014

Nightfall Hike our wooded trails under the big sky of our back fields or around our ponds. Please call ahead for availability.

Ithaca Oktoberfest

October 25th, 2014

Ithaca Oktoberfest October 25, 2014 Now in its third year, Oktoberfest celebrates the Fall with beer, wine, and food tastings, Sample Finger Lakes wines and beers as well as tasty morsels from local restaurants and food vendors.

Halloween Spooktacular

October 25th, 2014 - October 26th, 2014

Calling all witches, princesses, and superheroes! Come dressed in your Halloween costume, dance to Halloween tunes, make a spooky craft, and enjoy performances by Hilby, The Skinny German Juggle Boy. Included with general museum admission fees.

Finger Lakes Beer Festival

October 25th, 2014

20+ New York State Beers -  great food & live music

Zoo Boo

October 25th, 2014 - October 26th, 2014

10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Cost: $8 per child, plus the cost of zoo admission (admission is free for zoo members) All children participating in Zoo Boo must have a ticket in addition to regular zoo admission. Only members may purchase advance sale tickets; all others purchase tickets at the door on Zoo Boo days. Enjoy Halloween fun in the daytime sun! The zoo will be transformed into a bustling Halloween bash with hauntingly hilarious activities for kids and families. Enjoy trick-or-treat stations, creepy crawly encounters, keeper talks, animal demonstrations, live entertainment, costumed characters, games, tattoos and more! The “kooky not spooky” theme provides Halloween fun without the fear! Kids (and parents) -- costumes are encouraged! Daytime hours means Zoo Boo participants can see the entire zoo and animal collection. Held rain or shine.

Harvest Game Dinner at Veraisons Restaurant

October 25th, 2014

HARVEST GAME DINNER Veraisons Restaurant At The Inn At Glenora Wine Cellars 5435 State Route 14 Dundee, NY 14837 800.243.5513 www.glenora.com – info@glenora.com Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 5pm $65 per person plus tax and gratuity Reservations required by calling 1-800-243-5513 Join our culinary team for our annual Harvest Dinner celebrating Fall and the Harvest held outside amoungst the fall foliage and crisp Autumn air. Executive Chef Orlando Rodriguez and Executive Sous Chef Sarah Hassler have planned a menu that focuses on fruits and vegetables grown locally, enhanced by memorable proteins, and paired with wines carefully selected to suit the character of each dish. A deliberate dichotomy of the hearty and the delicate; the evening is sure to be a true celebration of all things autumn. Amuse Scotch Quail Egg - carrot mustard Glenora 2003 Brut First Course Deep Fried Squab - Black Strap Molasses-Marinade, Remembrance Farms Flower Power Greens Glenora 2013 Pinot Noir Rosé Second Course Braised Wild Boar Pot Pie - Evergreen Farm & Muddy Fingers Farm root vegetables, puff pastry Zugibe Vineyards 2012 Pinot Noir Main Course Pan Seared Elk Chop- Evergreen Farm lacinato kale, roasted Glenora Farms grapes, Hawk Meadow Farm shiitake mushrooms, cipolinni onion custard, & elderberry jam. Glenora 2012 Merlot Fourth Course Maple Thyme Souffle - duck egg crème anglaise, cinnamon walnut croquant Chateau LaFayette Reneau 2013 Late Harvest Riesling Our dinner will be held outside amongst the fall foliage and crisp autumn air. Please dress accordingly. Seating will be communal, not individual. Reservations required – Please contact Emily Edsall at 1-800-243-5513 ext. 306 Website: http://www.glenora.com/Restaurant/Menus/Harvest-Dinner Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/283238221880398/

Americana Vineyards Winery Hallo-wine party

October 25th, 2014

Americana Vineyards Winery is excited to announce  their 12th annual Hallo-wine Spooktacular Halloween costume party slated for October 25th, from 8:00pm to midnight.  Party goers are encouraged to dress up to the theme so they can participate in the costume contest, which is just one of the games taking place that evening.

 

The cover charge for the party is just $15,  Industry Folks $5.0,0 with the guest list being capped at 400.  So, people interested in attending should RSVP as soon as possible by calling the winery at 1-888-600-8067. 

Finger Lakes Beer Festival presented by Finger Lakes Beer Trail

October 25th, 2014

Finger Lakes Beer Trail and Watkins Glen International bring you 30 craft brews from 20 New York State craft breweries. Enjoy live music, food, beer and friends at this unique event. Each guest receives a commemorative sampling glass with 25 tasting coupons. Must be 21 or older to attend. Admission is $40.

2nd Annual Owego Zombie Fest

October 25th, 2014

Zombies to invade Owego; October 25  Time: 2 to 8 p.m.

In true Halloween spirit, the ‘undead’ will invade Owego for Owego Parkview’s second annual Zombie Fest to take place Oct. 25, from 2 to 8 p.m. at their 145 Front St., Owego, N.Y. restaurant and hotel; and at Draper Park, located directly across from the Parkview.

With Tioga Downs (www.tiogadowns.com) serving as a major sponsor for this event, hosted by The Owego Parkview Hotel and Restaurant and Philly Rock Radio’s Music, Movies & Mayhem; and Tioga State Bank also stepping in as a sponsor (www.tiogabank.com); Owego’s Zombie Fest will be free to everyone who attends and will include activities for both adults and youth.

The road will be closed off for the event, with choreographed activities that include dance performances, live music, a Make and Take for children, and a “Get Your Zombie On” that offers guests, young and old, an opportunity to paint their face for the occasion. There will also be a secure Zombie Walk through downtown Owego.

Last year’s event attracted over 800 guests – some traveling from as far north as Watertown, N.Y. - and organizers are anticipating that number will double this year.

At 2 p.m., and as activities open to the public, the face painters will be set up for “Get Your Zombie On”, and at 2:30 p.m. Wreckless Marci will take the stage, with sound provided by Mark Bennett of Shark Audio.

Wreckless Marci is a Binghamton, N.Y. based party band established in 2001 by founding members Craig Palmer (lead guitarist) and Matt Jensen (drummer). In recent years, Mark Sedlock joined as bassist, adding a unique groove to the mix.

All pieces fell into place when Sonny Weeks (vocalist and front man), a Pennsylvania native, joined in August 2012.

Contrary to Mayan beliefs, this was not “The End of the World” for Wreckless Marci. The band has become a staple in the Southern Tier, having one of the most eclectic, action packed, fun filled shows around.

Tioga Artistic Dance Studio (TADA), tiogaartisticdanceacademy.weebly.com/, will begin performing in front of the music stage at the end of Wreckless Marci’s set, and will then perform “Calling All Monsters” and a brief rendition of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” from 4:30 p.m. to approximately 5 p.m.

At 5 p.m., the Owego Gymnastics and Activity Center, www.owegogymnastics.com, will lead the crowd for a Zombie Walk around town. The walk, in true Zombie fashion, will be secured with assistance from Owego’s Fire Police, and will travel down Front Street to Lake Street, down Lake Street to Main Street, then to Parker Lane and return to Owego’s Parkview and Draper Park on Front Street.

Upon their return, the Recycled Zombies, with Jim Popeck and some of their original members, will perform from approximately 5:45 to 8 p.m. with special guests Highline rounding out their set.

Highline members include Dan Cafferty, lead vocals, rhythm guitar; Paul Tauterouff, lead and rhythm guitar, and backing vocals; Sid Peak – bass and backing vocals; and Mark Lawrence, drums and backing vocals.

At this time as well, and as the darkness sets in, the Tioga Theater, established in 1908 in Tioga County, N.Y. will project the original, black and white “Night of the Living Dead” off the side of the Owego Parkview building during the evening performances.

Throughout the day, for the younger zombies, Tioga United Way (www.tiogaunitedway.com) will be hosting a “Make and Take”, and for adults there will be raffles for prize giveaways that include gift certificates to Turkey Trot Acres; a free breakfast, lunch, or dinner at Owego’s Parkview Hotel and Restaurant; gymnastic lessons by the Owego Gymnastics and Activity Center; and merchandise from Tender Loving Care by Maureen’s located on Lake Street in Owego.

For adult zombies, there will be a “Spooky Tent” set up by the Binghamton Paranormal Investigation Research Society (BPIRS). Both the “Spooky Tent” and “Make and Take” will take place in Owego’s Draper Park.

The master of ceremonies and host for the event will be Heather Black from Philly Rock Radio’s Music, Movies & Mayhem (www.facebook.com/MusicMoviesandMayhem).

For those looking to continue their evening in Owego, Owego’s Parkview will remain open, and there will also be a party at the Owego Elk’s Lodge located a couple blocks down Front Street, and across from the Barleycorn.

For more information, Like the “Owego Zombie Fest” or “Owego’s Parkview Hotel / Restaurant” on Facebook.

The Owego Parkview Hotel and Restaurant is listed as part of New York’s Haunted History Trail (http://hauntedhistorytrail.com/), as well as the Calaboose Grille (www.calaboosegrille.com), located on the corner of Main and Court Streets, in the old Tioga County Jail in Owego, N.Y. So enjoy Halloween along New York’s Haunted History Trail and celebrate with Owego’s 2nd Annual Zombie Fest.

Tunes in the Tent at Heron Hill Winery

October 26th, 2014

Black Diamond Express Live music in the tent overlooking beautiful Keuka Lake from on Sundays in the fall from 12:30 to 4:30pm.

Haunted Garden Stroll - Sonnenberg Gardens

October 26th, 2014

Where: Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park
October 26, 2014, 6 pm - 8:30 pm
Admission: $5/person, Under 5 free



Join us -- if you dare! -- for a "haunted" stroll through the Sonnenberg grounds. Travel in guided groups and hear strange Sonnenberg tales from the last 127 years that will leave you in goosebumps!

Be ready for spooky characters throughout the walk - you never know who or what might be lurking or watching! Will it be an apparition of a Civil War soldier who died in the mansion? Or perhaps the Lady in Black who continues to walk the grounds? What other macabre visitations or weird sights will you experience??

The Haunted Garden Stroll is a half mile walk. Enter by the gate off of Fort Hill Avenue (just inside the VA grounds.) Parking will be in the VA's Kennedy Lot. (VA Map) Refreshments will be available for purchase in the Carriage House.

Please note: This is a Family-Friendly haunted walk.

Reservations:

Not necessary. Please pay at the gate

The Inns of Aurora "The Art Of The Party Cooking Class"

October 28th, 2014

Learn the recipes and tricks to be the perfect host ! 6:00-8:30pm $75/person Reservations please. 315-364-8888

Art Gone Wild! Art Exhibition: Rosamond Gifford Zoo

October 28th, 2014

Tuesday, October 28-Friday, November 21 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Free with paid admission or zoo membership Dozens of extraordinary works-of-art created by the animals living at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo will be on display—including pieces produced by trunks, paws, feet, hooves, scales, skin and, of course, brushes. Don't miss this limited engagement!

Happy Hour and FREE Live Music at Ventosa Vineyards

October 29th, 2014

BOGO Happy Hour wine, beer and mixers from 5-6pm FREE Live Music with Waterside Acoustic 6-9pm Cafe Toscana will be serving until 9pm

Halloween in Downtown

October 30th, 2014

Join in the Halloween Parade! The parade meets at the Greater Ithaca Activities Center at 3:45pm and parades to the Ithaca Commons while trick or treating at local businesses. There will be free music, hot cider, and chili inside Center Ithaca. The Downtown Ithaca Alliance also offers free time in the bounce house and free face painting for trick or treaters.

Toddler Trick-or-Treat Party

October 31st, 2014

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

Tagsylvania

October 31st, 2014 - November 1st, 2014

In 1740 Atsingnetsing was a quiet village located in what today is known as Big Flats. With just 147 residents it was a wonderful place to live; that is until October 31st of that year. It was reported by the lone survivor at the time that a strange thick fog encompassed the village and the residents were possessed by beings with an uncontrollable craving for blood. They terrorized each other in ways far beyond comprehension of the normal mind. By the stroke of midnight on that fateful night Atsingnetsing was renamed Tagsylvania by the neighboring town folks as the town appeared to have been overtaken by some type of otherworldly creatures. The 1 lone survivor had a story so bizarre, no one would have believed it but for the evidence that lay everywhere within the town. A virus or an evil beyond mere comprehension – no one will ever know. What we do know is that every fall a thick fog begins to rise from the swamp behind Tag’s. Within that fog resides something that possesses all those in its path – and the residents of Tagsylvania seem to return to replay the night of their untimely demise… Do you dare to join them?

Biggest Halloween Party Around at the Holiday Inn Elmira

October 31st, 2014

Holiday Inn Elmira 760 E Water Street Elmira, NY 14901 Friday, October 31 - Downstairs opens at 7 p.m.; Upstairs opens at 9 p.m. The Holiday Inn Elmira Riverview and Pembrook Pines Media Group are proud to present the Biggest Halloween Bash around! The party begins at 7:00 p.m. Friday, October 31st. DJ Mike with Lowell Taylor Entertainment will start the party downstairs at 7:00 p.m. DJ Criztian from Pembrook Pines Media Group will open the upstairs party at 9:00 p.m. And as always, there will be a costume contest with prizes! Cash and prizes of more than $500! Please note that you MUST be at least 21 with a valid ID to get in. Valid ID accepted is Government issue Driver's License or Non Driver's ID, Passport or US Military ID Advance sale tickets can be purchased at the front desk of the Holiday Inn Elmira Riverview and at the Pembrook Pines Media Group Front Office. Tickets are $9. For more information please call 607.734.4211.

The Inns of Aurora "Halloween Murder Mystery Party"

October 31st, 2014

Join us for an interactive "Who Dunnit" complete with dinner and overnight accommodations at Rowland House ! $380/couple Reservations Only Please. 315-364-8888

Destiny USA Trick or Treat

October 31st, 2014

Destiny USA is holding a trick or treat and Halloween movie event on October 31 so kids and their parents will have a safe, warm place to spend the holiday.

Trick or treating will start at 5 p.m. and end at 7 p.m. on Friday, October 31. More than 85 stores, venues and restaurants will be ready with bowls of candy for the kids. All of the participating businesses will have a special Halloween sticker on their window or door.


 

November

The Inns of Aurora "Greek Wine Dinner"

November 8th, 2014

Join us to explore Greece with a five paired course dinner ! 6:30pm $75++/person Reservations please. 315-364-8888