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Locktender's Cocktail Party & Annual Museum Fundraiser

October 2nd, 2015

Celebrate the Erie Canal and the museum that chronicles its history at the first Locktender’s Cocktail Party and Museum Fundraiser, October 2, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Erie Canal Museum in Syracuse. Includes wine tastings, fantastic food and desserts, a silent auction and entertainment. Tickets are $50 per person, and all proceeds benefit the mission and programs of the Erie Canal Museum. To order tickets or for more information email development@eriecanalmuseum.org.

Play Ball Gala

October 2nd, 2015

Attend Rochester’s most playful gala for grown-ups only—the Play Ball! Explore the museum while enjoying great entertainment, live and silent auctions, delicious food, and creative cocktails. Proceeds from The Play Ball benefit The Strong’s educational mission. Fees apply. (Please note: Museum will be closed on October 2)

Open Mic. Night @ Brew and Brats at Arbor Hill

October 2nd, 2015

FRIDAY NIGHT Open Mic. hosted by Troy Cusson! FREE Live Music hosted by a local artist – bring your music talents with you and perform on stage. If that isn’t your thing then come enjoy everything we have to offer. FREE music from 6-9pm. Brew & Brats at Arbor Hill is open 12-9pm on Friday, Saturday & Sunday. Arbor Hill Winery & Grapery is open 10-5 Mon.-Sat., & 11-5 Sun.

I Need A Father

October 2nd, 2015

I NEED A FATHER THE MUSICAL STAGE PLAY October 2, 2015 @ 7:00pm Tickets: On Sale 7/31 Price: $39.50 Groups of 10 or more save $4.50 per ticket Features, Gary Lil G Jenkins, from the hit R&B Group “Silk”, Alexis Spight, from the hit reality TV show, “Sundays Best”, national recording artist Julius “choSon” Spencer and gospel recording artist “Darcel Blue”. This musical stage play peeks into the house next door of a family and their struggles with secrets, pain, love and loss. This dramatic, intense yet funny presentation invites us in to see what happens as a mother seeks to reveal the truth to her family but is tied down by previous decisions.

Pumpkin Chunkin' at Varick Winery

October 3rd, 2015 - October 4th, 2015

Release your tensions by hurling pumpkins. How good is your aim? We dare you to try to hit the target! Guess the weight of Varick Winery's giant home-grown pumpkin and win a prize. 9:30am-6:00pm. $4.00 to sample six wines, fare is complimentary.

The Paulsen Baker Band

October 3rd, 2015

7:00 pm at Bristol Valley Theater - It wouldn't be fall without our annual visit from the Finger Lakes' favorite folk band. Tickets go fast for this not-to-be-missed musical event. Tickets prices: $15 for adults; $10 for ages 12-18; $5 for under 12.

First Friday Gallery Night

October 3rd, 2015

First Friday Gallery Night is a monthly community celebration taking place in and around Downtown Ithaca. Local galleries and art houses host special receptions, performances, screenings, and other events showcasing the work of local, national, and international artists. Gallery Night is free and open to the public. Gallery Night takes place on the first Friday of every month from 5:00 - 8:00pm. Gallery guides with maps of participating locations and show descriptions are available at all participating venues. Discover what makes Ithaca such a marvelous place to live, work, dream, and play!

Brew & Brats at Arbor Hill Saturday Night Concert Series

October 3rd, 2015

Every Saturday night we will feature a talented musical act. Eva & The Dog Boys will be performing from 6:00PM until 9:00PM! As always, these concerts are FREE to attend. Bring some friends and enjoy with us. Arbor Hill wine, wine slushies’, homemade root beer and Brew & Brats craft beer will be available alongside our delicious locally made Brats (Bratwursts). The colorful Adirondack chairs are out and the tents are up! Come Enjoy! Brew & Brats at Arbor Hill is open 12-9pm on Friday, Saturday & Sunday. Arbor Hill Winery & Grapery is open 10-5 Mon.-Sat., & 11-5 Sun.

Naples Open Studio Trail

October 3rd, 2015

The Naples Open Studio Trail is a group of dynamic, innovative artists that invite the public into their studios to share their craft, demonstrate how they work, and create a better understanding of the arts. They work in oils, glass, silk, watercolors, ceramics, metal, wood, textiles, and leather, and create paintings, sculpture, wearables, furniture, jewelry, photography, housewares, etc. These artists typically sell their wares in galleries and craft fairs; during the Studio Trail weekend, purchases and commissions can be made directly with the artist. This free event occurs on the first weekend of every October.

34th Annual Wineglass Marathon

October 4th, 2015

Join us in welcoming 6,000 runners to this year's Wineglass Marathon! Runners will enjoy time in our historic district and at the Wineglass expo, held at the Corning Museum of Glass, on both Friday and Saturday, before finishing the 26.2 mile race on Corning's Historic Market Street! We ask you all to join us in cheering the runners on, and encourage you to check out individual business listings to see what exciting Wineglass related opportunities await you during Wineglass Weekend!

Through the Tasting Glass: The Wondrous Wines of Keuka Lake

October 4th, 2015

Keuka Lake…where wine making first began in the region over 150 years ago. It is the birthplace of the Finger Lakes wine industry and the home of wine innovation ever since. This tour celebrates the wineries on Keuka who made history all those years ago, and those who continue to make history with some of the most talked about wines in the region. The tour begins in the village square in the heart of Hammondsport.

Learn about the birth of the Finger Lakes grape and wine industry as we make our way to Pleasant Valley Wine Company, the first bonded winery in the United States. We will tour their historic winery, see the champagne caves from the late 1800’s, and learning how the winery grew to become Taylor Wine Company – one of the largest wine producers in the mid-twentieth century.

Taste one of the few remaining wines in the US that still can be referred to as Champagne, as well as other wines that defined the region in the late 1800s and post-prohibition 1900s. We will then head back into the village of Hammondsport to enjoy a wine-pairing lunch at Luna Mezza Grille featuring local finger lakes wines. After lunch, the tour continues at Dr. Konstantin Frank’s Wine Cellars, the igniter of the Vinifera wine revolution in the Finger Lakes.

Enjoy a historically narrated wine tasting that unfolds half a century and three generations of wine making in the Frank family. Visit Chateau Frank, their family’s sparking wine facility. Explore the cellar and learn the traditional champagne method of making sparking wine directly from the wine maker. The tour culminates with a private tasting at Heron Hill Winery, where we will feature vineyard-specific vintages of rieslings, cabernets and other Finger Lakes varietals that are defining our region in the 21st century. Price: $130 per person. This price includes the transportation, all tasting fees, the tour at Chateau Frank, lunch, and special food pairings. There is a 5 guest minimum needed in order to run this tour. Custom touring rates are available if this minimum is not reached.

Departure Locations: (This tour runs from 10am-6pm) La Tourelle Hotel and Spa, 1150 Danby Rd, Ithaca NY, 14850 Hotel Ithaca, 222 S. Cayuga St., Ithaca NY 14850 Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel, 16 North Franklin St., Watkins Glen NY 14891 Pavillion at Village Square in Hammondsport, 3 Park Place, Hammondsport NY 14840. Parking is available in the parking lot across the street on Mechanics Street. To book this tour visit http://experiencefingerlakes.com/ or call Experience! The Finger Lakes at 607-233-4818, Monday-Friday, 9AM-5PM.

This tour is only available for private parties upon request, beginning May 24 and ending November 29th. A minimum of 5 guests is required to run this tour, a maximum of 13 can be accommodated. Please call 607-233-4818 if you are interested in this tour for your party.

Rupert's Table - Italian Feast

October 5th, 2015

Join Chef Rupert for a three-course Italian Feast at the Inns of Aurora, E.B. Morgan House. Package includes dinner, overnight accommodations and homemade breakfast in the morning. $400 per couple.

Disney's Newsies

October 6th, 2015

Show Schedule: Tuesday - 7:30pm Wednesday - 7:30pm Thursday - 7:30pm Friday - 8:00pm Saturday - 2:00pm & 8:00pm Sunday - 1:00pm & 6:30pm Age Recommendation: 6+ Run Time: TBA They delivered the papers, until they made the headlines…Direct from Broadway comes NEWSIES, the smash-hit, crowd-pleasing new musical from Disney. Winner of the 2012 Tony Awards® for Best Score and Best Choreography, NEWSIES has audiences and critics alike calling it “A MUSICAL WORTH SINGING ABOUT!” (The New York Times). Filled with one heart-pounding number after another, it’s a high-energy explosion of song and dance you just don’t want to miss. Based on true events, NEWSIES tells the captivating story of a band of underdogs who become unlikely heroes when they stand up to the most powerful men in New York. It’s a rousing tale about fighting for what’s right…and staying true to who you are. NEWSIES was brought to the stage by an award-winning creative team. It features a score by Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast) and Jack Feldman (The Lion King II: Simba’s Pride) and a book by Harvey Fierstein (La Cage Aux Folles), with choreography by Christopher Gattelli (South Pacific) and direction by Jeff Calhoun (Big River). Now is the time to seize the day with NEWSIES. NewsiesTheMusical.com

Disney's NEWSIES

October 6th, 2015 - October 11th, 2015

October 6-11, 2015 They delivered the papers, until they made the headlines…Direct from Broadway comes NEWSIES, the smash-hit, crowd-pleasing new musical from Disney. Winner of the 2012 Tony Awards® for Best Score and Best Choreography, NEWSIES has audiences and critics alike calling it “A MUSICAL WORTH SINGING ABOUT!” (The New York Times). Filled with one heart-pounding number after another, it’s a high-energy explosion of song and dance you just don’t want to miss. Based on true events, NEWSIES tells the captivating story of a band of underdogs who become unlikely heroes when they stand up to the most powerful men in New York. It’s a rousing tale about fighting for what’s right…and staying true to who you are. NEWSIES was brought to the stage by an award-winning creative team. It features a score by Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast) and Jack Feldman (The Lion King II: Simba’s Pride) and a book by Harvey Fierstein (La Cage Aux Folles), with choreography by Christopher Gattelli (South Pacific) and direction by Jeff Calhoun (Big River). Now is the time to seize the day with NEWSIES. NewsiesTheMusical.com

The Gould Hotel Presents a lecture by Jill Tietjen

October 7th, 2015

The Gould Hotel presents Great Women in and around Seneca Falls lecture series. Join us for a lecture given by Jill Tietjen, CEO of the National Women’s Hall of Fame, author of Her Story, STEM Champion, Speaker and Blogger. Seneca Falls, NY is the birthplace of the women’s rights movement and the home of the National Women’s Hall of Fame. 12:00 pm. Lunch included. $19.95 per person. Call 315.712.4000 for reservations. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the National Women's Hall of Fame

Balloons Around the World

October 7th, 2015

Be amazed as local balloon artists, including Larry Moss and Kelly Cheatle of Airigami, create a large balloon sculpture to help celebrate the 16th annual Balloons Around the World event. Included with general museum admission fees.

Open Mic. Night @ Brew and Brats at Arbor Hill

October 9th, 2015

FRIDAY NIGHT Open Mic. hosted by Jason Almekinder! FREE Live Music hosted by a local artist – bring your music talents with you and perform on stage. If that isn’t your thing then come enjoy everything we have to offer. FREE music from 6-9pm. Brew & Brats at Arbor Hill is open 12-9pm on Friday, Saturday & Sunday. Arbor Hill Winery & Grapery is open 10-5 Mon.-Sat., & 11-5 Sun.

Pumpkin Chunkin' at Varick Winery

October 10th, 2015

Release your tensions by hurling pumpkins. How good is your aim? We dare you to try to hit the target! Guess the weight of Varick Winery's giant home-grown pumpkin and win a prize. 9:30am-6:00pm. $4.00 wine tasting fee.

Brew & Brats at Arbor Hill Saturday Night Concert Series

October 10th, 2015

Every Saturday night we will feature a talented musical act. Men Behaving Badly will be performing from 6:00PM until 9:00PM! As always, these concerts are FREE to attend. Bring some friends and enjoy with us. Arbor Hill wine, wine slushies’, homemade root beer and Brew & Brats craft beer will be available alongside our delicious locally made Brats (Bratwursts). The colorful Adirondack chairs are out and the tents are up! Come Enjoy! Brew & Brats at Arbor Hill is open 12-9pm on Friday, Saturday & Sunday. Arbor Hill Winery & Grapery is open 10-5 Mon.-Sat., & 11-5 Sun.

Columbus Day Science Fun with Sid

October 10th, 2015 - October 12th, 2015

Meet and take photos with Sid. Explore the exhibit and create your own science journal, just like Sid’s! Stop by Science Stations to experiment with magnets, use magnifying glasses, build catapults, and more. Included with general museum admission fees.

CB Craft Brewers Autumn Festival of Ales 2015

October 10th, 2015

It's Autumn Festival of Ales time again -- the most unique beer festival in the State of New York! Featuring over 40 brews made by CB Craft Brewers exclusively for their prestigious Private Label partners, along with CB Brand beers such as The Caged Alpha Monkey IPA. Enjoy live music by "The High Falls Drifters", hand-rolled cigar demonstrations, the Annual Mercy Flight "People's Choice Chili Cook-off", new product releases and the gorgeous fall setting of Honeoye Falls, NY. Tickets $35 in advance, $45 at the festival. For complete listing of ticket sales go to www.cbcraftbrewers.com or TicketMaster.com

Brew Fest

October 10th, 2015

Our first ever Brew Fest! Featuring several breweries. We will have lots of food, and great music with Iron Horse from 1-4 pm and then Muddy Dove from 4:30 - 7:30 pm.

Fiddlers of the Genesee

October 11th, 2015

2:00 pm at Bristol Valley Theater - 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.

Through the Tasting Glass: The Wondrous Wines of Keuka Lake

October 11th, 2015

Keuka Lake…where wine making first began in the region over 150 years ago. It is the birthplace of the Finger Lakes wine industry and the home of wine innovation ever since. This tour celebrates the wineries on Keuka who made history all those years ago, and those who continue to make history with some of the most talked about wines in the region. The tour begins in the village square in the heart of Hammondsport.

Learn about the birth of the Finger Lakes grape and wine industry as we make our way to Pleasant Valley Wine Company, the first bonded winery in the United States. We will tour their historic winery, see the champagne caves from the late 1800’s, and learning how the winery grew to become Taylor Wine Company – one of the largest wine producers in the mid-twentieth century.

Taste one of the few remaining wines in the US that still can be referred to as Champagne, as well as other wines that defined the region in the late 1800s and post-prohibition 1900s. We will then head back into the village of Hammondsport to enjoy a wine-pairing lunch at Luna Mezza Grille featuring local finger lakes wines. After lunch, the tour continues at Dr. Konstantin Frank’s Wine Cellars, the igniter of the Vinifera wine revolution in the Finger Lakes. Enjoy a historically narrated wine tasting that unfolds half a century and three generations of wine making in the Frank family. Visit Chateau Frank, their family’s sparking wine facility.

Explore the cellar and learn the traditional champagne method of making sparking wine directly from the wine maker. The tour culminates with a private tasting at Heron Hill Winery, where we will feature vineyard-specific vintages of rieslings, cabernets and other Finger Lakes varietals that are defining our region in the 21st century. Price: $130 per person. This price includes the transportation, all tasting fees, the tour at Chateau Frank, lunch, and special food pairings. There is a 5 guest minimum needed in order to run this tour. Custom touring rates are available if this minimum is not reached.

Departure Locations: (This tour runs from 10am-6pm) La Tourelle Hotel and Spa, 1150 Danby Rd, Ithaca NY, 14850 Hotel Ithaca, 222 S. Cayuga St., Ithaca NY 14850 Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel, 16 North Franklin St., Watkins Glen NY 14891 Pavillion at Village Square in Hammondsport, 3 Park Place, Hammondsport NY 14840. Parking is available in the parking lot across the street on Mechanics Street. To book this tour visit http://experiencefingerlakes.com/ or call Experience! The Finger Lakes at 607-233-4818, Monday-Friday, 9AM-5PM.

This tour is only available for private parties upon request, beginning May 24 and ending November 29th. A minimum of 5 guests is required to run this tour, a maximum of 13 can be accommodated. Please call 607-233-4818 if you are interested in this tour for your party.

Inns of Aurora - Cooking Class - Soup & Salad

October 15th, 2015

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

Open Mic. Night @ Brew and Brats at Arbor Hill

October 16th, 2015

FRIDAY NIGHT Open Mic. hosted by Tom Chamberlain! FREE Live Music hosted by a local artist – bring your music talents with you and perform on stage. If that isn’t your thing then come enjoy everything we have to offer. FREE music from 6-9pm. Brew & Brats at Arbor Hill is open 12-9pm on Friday, Saturday & Sunday. Arbor Hill Winery & Grapery is open 10-5 Mon.-Sat., & 11-5 Sun.

Chestnut Festival

October 17th, 2015

Each fall we harvest the chestnuts grown right at Goose Watch Winery and host one of the biggest celebrations of the year! From 1pm to 6pm enjoy LIVE music while you sample a variety of foods made from our own chestnuts. While you’re here you can also have fun playing lawn games while overlooking the beautiful fall foliage on Cayuga Lake! There is no admission fee and there will be wine, food and Cayuga Lake Creamery available for purchase.

Pumpkin Chunkin' at Varick Winery

October 17th, 2015 - October 18th, 2015

Release your tensions by hurling pumpkins. How good is your aim? We dare you to try to hit the target! Guess the weight of Varick Winery's giant home-grown pumpkin and win a prize. 9:30am-6:00pm. $4.00 wine tasting fee.

Brew & Brats at Arbor Hill Saturday Night Concert Series

October 17th, 2015

Every Saturday night we will feature a talented musical act. Hank and the Hustlers will be performing from 6:00PM until 9:00PM! As always, these concerts are FREE to attend. Bring some friends and enjoy with us. Arbor Hill wine, wine slushies’, homemade root beer and Brew & Brats craft beer will be available alongside our delicious locally made Brats (Bratwursts). The colorful Adirondack chairs are out and the tents are up! Come Enjoy! Brew & Brats at Arbor Hill is open 12-9pm on Friday, Saturday & Sunday. Arbor Hill Winery & Grapery is open 10-5 Mon.-Sat., & 11-5 Sun.

Through the Tasting Glass: The Wondrous Wines of Keuka Lake

October 18th, 2015

Keuka Lake…where wine making first began in the region over 150 years ago. It is the birthplace of the Finger Lakes wine industry and the home of wine innovation ever since. This tour celebrates the wineries on Keuka who made history all those years ago, and those who continue to make history with some of the most talked about wines in the region. The tour begins in the village square in the heart of Hammondsport.

Learn about the birth of the Finger Lakes grape and wine industry as we make our way to Pleasant Valley Wine Company, the first bonded winery in the United States. We will tour their historic winery, see the champagne caves from the late 1800’s, and learning how the winery grew to become Taylor Wine Company – one of the largest wine producers in the mid-twentieth century.

Taste one of the few remaining wines in the US that still can be referred to as Champagne, as well as other wines that defined the region in the late 1800s and post-prohibition 1900s. We will then head back into the village of Hammondsport to enjoy a wine-pairing lunch at Luna Mezza Grille featuring local finger lakes wines. After lunch, the tour continues at Dr. Konstantin Frank’s Wine Cellars, the igniter of the Vinifera wine revolution in the Finger Lakes. Enjoy a historically narrated wine tasting that unfolds half a century and three generations of wine making in the Frank family. Visit Chateau Frank, their family’s sparking wine facility.

Explore the cellar and learn the traditional champagne method of making sparking wine directly from the wine maker. The tour culminates with a private tasting at Heron Hill Winery, where we will feature vineyard-specific vintages of rieslings, cabernets and other Finger Lakes varietals that are defining our region in the 21st century. Price: $130 per person. This price includes the transportation, all tasting fees, the tour at Chateau Frank, lunch, and special food pairings. There is a 5 guest minimum needed in order to run this tour. Custom touring rates are available if this minimum is not reached.

Departure Locations: (This tour runs from 10am-6pm) La Tourelle Hotel and Spa, 1150 Danby Rd, Ithaca NY, 14850 Hotel Ithaca, 222 S. Cayuga St., Ithaca NY 14850 Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel, 16 North Franklin St., Watkins Glen NY 14891 Pavillion at Village Square in Hammondsport, 3 Park Place, Hammondsport NY 14840. Parking is available in the parking lot across the street on Mechanics Street. To book this tour visit http://experiencefingerlakes.com/ or call Experience! The Finger Lakes at 607-233-4818, Monday-Friday, 9AM-5PM.

This tour is only available for private parties upon request, beginning May 24 and ending November 29th. A minimum of 5 guests is required to run this tour, a maximum of 13 can be accommodated. Please call 607-233-4818 if you are interested in this tour for your party.

History Alive!

October 21st, 2015

6:30 p.m.; FREE Rodrigo's Land: A Story About the First Man to Spot Land on Columbus's Voyage A presentation by Steven Farrington. For more information, contact the Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum at (315) 483-4936.

Open Mic. Night @ Brew and Brats at Arbor Hill

October 23rd, 2015

FRIDAY NIGHT Open Mic. hosted by Rick Constantino! FREE Live Music hosted by a local artist – bring your music talents with you and perform on stage. If that isn’t your thing then come enjoy everything we have to offer. FREE music from 6-9pm. Brew & Brats at Arbor Hill is open 12-9pm on Friday, Saturday & Sunday. Arbor Hill Winery & Grapery is open 10-5 Mon.-Sat., & 11-5 Sun.

Pumpkin Chunkin' at Varick Winery

October 24th, 2015 - October 25th, 2015

Release your tensions by hurling pumpkins. How good is your aim? We dare you to try to hit the target! Guess the weight of Varick Winery's giant home-grown pumpkin and win a prize. 9:30am-6:00pm. $4.00 wine tasting fee.

Brew & Brats at Arbor Hill Saturday Night Concert Series

October 24th, 2015

Every Saturday night we will feature a talented musical act. Meyer & McGuire will be performing from 6:00PM until 9:00PM! As always, these concerts are FREE to attend. Bring some friends and enjoy with us. Arbor Hill wine, wine slushies’, homemade root beer and Brew & Brats craft beer will be available alongside our delicious locally made Brats (Bratwursts). The colorful Adirondack chairs are out and the tents are up! Come Enjoy! Brew & Brats at Arbor Hill is open 12-9pm on Friday, Saturday & Sunday. Arbor Hill Winery & Grapery is open 10-5 Mon.-Sat., & 11-5 Sun.

Jubilee Live Folk Music - JOE CROOKSTON

October 24th, 2015

It's possible you've never heard of him. Trust us ~ You'll be more than glad you came to this show. Joe Crookston lives in Ithaca, NY~ tours regularly in the US, Ireland and Canada. He was awarded the "Album of the Year" by the International Folk Alliance, and received a year-long songwriting grant from the Rockefeller Foundation. From the first strum of his 1948 Gibson you'll be drawn in and deeply moved by his music and stories. It happens every time. Grab a friend. Decide to come.

Annual Harvest Festival at Buttonwood Grove

October 24th, 2015

1:00 – 5:00 PM - Join us for our Annual Harvest Festival and sit back and enjoy the music of Phil Dumond. A native of Watertown, N.Y Phil has been playing small concert venues and showcases for close to 30 years, opening for such acts as Buffalo Springfield, Benny Mardonis, George Jones and Willy Nelson. Using a looping system Phil’s rhythm’s and layering adds a complex texture to his music. Close your eyes and you will swear there’s more than a solo act going on! We’ll have food, vendors, wine pairings, wine slushies, and more! No cover charge.

Farm-to-Table Wine & Cooking Adventure

October 24th, 2015

Immerse yourself in the bounty the Finger Lakes. On this one-of-a-kind culinary wine tour, you will create a Finger Lakes meal from the ground up. Our day unfolds at Silver Queen Farm. Upon arrival, you are greeted by the farmer, who will take you into his fields to harvest the days bounty for your cooking class. Upon your return, regional chef Brud Holland will be ready to begin the class. Part hands on, part demonstration class, you will learn and discover the beauty and richness of making a meal with ingredients grown from the farm.

With your assistance, Chef Brud will prepare and demonstrate the creation of a three-course lunch featuring the farm’s ingredients and wines made at local Silver Thread Vineyards. Enjoy the flavors of the Finger Lakes as you learn about preparation and cooking methods, shopping tips, and the magic behind the wonderful regional food of our area. Each guest receives the recipes from the meal, and has the opportunity to purchase the farm-fresh ingredients to bring a bit of of Finger Lakes freshness home with you. After the class, we make our way to Silver Thread Vineyards. Here you will meet Shannon or Paul Brock, the winery’s owners and winemakers. They will share with you a vineyard tour and wine cellar experience that describes what goes into making their fabulous award-winning wines. You will then enjoy a wine tasting paired with Finger Lakes cheese and other locally sourced products. Afterwards, you will of course have the opportunity to purchase the wine featured during your cooking class to complete your home menu.

Join us for this very special tour series, expand your mind, palate, and skills as you indulge in the wonders of the Finger Lakes. Price: $145 per person. There is a minimum 8 person total guest count needed in order to run this tour. This price includes transportation, tasting fee, the cooking class, and the meal. Gratuity for tour guide is not included. Departure Locations: (This tour runs from 10am-5pm) La Tourelle Hotel and Spa, 1150 Danby Rd, Ithaca NY Hotel Ithaca, 222 South Cayuga St., Ithaca NY To book this tour visit http://experiencefingerlakes.com/ or call Experience! The Finger Lakes at 607-233-4818, Monday-Friday, 9AM-5PM.

Playing with Power: 30 Years of the Nintendo Entertainment System Exhibit Opening

October 24th, 2015 - October 25th, 2015

Explore the history of Nintendo and trace the evolution of its groundbreaking Nintendo Entertainment System. Opening weekend only, meet Mario and enjoy juggling and magic tricks by Magical John featuring Nintendo's iconic video game characters on Saturday at 11 a.m., noon, and 1 p.m. and Sunday at 1 and 2 p.m. Challenge family members to guess popular video game characters by their silhouettes and create a Nintendo-inspired craft. Included with general museum admission fees.

Murder Mystery Dinner at the Rowland House - Aurora, NY

October 24th, 2015

Come to the Aurora Inn, Rowland House for a three-course dinner and participate in a murder mystery. Package includes a wine and cheese reception, dinner and overnight accommodations. $475 per couple.

A Taste of the Finger Lakes!

October 24th, 2015

2:00-4:00 pm at Bristol Valley Theater - 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)

Through the Tasting Glass: The Wondrous Wines of Keuka Lake

October 25th, 2015

Keuka Lake…where wine making first began in the region over 150 years ago. It is the birthplace of the Finger Lakes wine industry and the home of wine innovation ever since. This tour celebrates the wineries on Keuka who made history all those years ago, and those who continue to make history with some of the most talked about wines in the region. The tour begins in the village square in the heart of Hammondsport.

Learn about the birth of the Finger Lakes grape and wine industry as we make our way to Pleasant Valley Wine Company, the first bonded winery in the United States. We will tour their historic winery, see the champagne caves from the late 1800’s, and learning how the winery grew to become Taylor Wine Company – one of the largest wine producers in the mid-twentieth century.

Taste one of the few remaining wines in the US that still can be referred to as Champagne, as well as other wines that defined the region in the late 1800s and post-prohibition 1900s. We will then head back into the village of Hammondsport to enjoy a wine-pairing lunch at Luna Mezza Grille featuring local finger lakes wines. After lunch, the tour continues at Dr. Konstantin Frank’s Wine Cellars, the igniter of the Vinifera wine revolution in the Finger Lakes. Enjoy a historically narrated wine tasting that unfolds half a century and three generations of wine making in the Frank family. Visit Chateau Frank, their family’s sparking wine facility.

Explore the cellar and learn the traditional champagne method of making sparking wine directly from the wine maker. The tour culminates with a private tasting at Heron Hill Winery, where we will feature vineyard-specific vintages of rieslings, cabernets and other Finger Lakes varietals that are defining our region in the 21st century. Price: $130 per person. This price includes the transportation, all tasting fees, the tour at Chateau Frank, lunch, and special food pairings. There is a 5 guest minimum needed in order to run this tour. Custom touring rates are available if this minimum is not reached.

Departure Locations: (This tour runs from 10am-6pm) La Tourelle Hotel and Spa, 1150 Danby Rd, Ithaca NY, 14850 Hotel Ithaca, 222 S. Cayuga St., Ithaca NY 14850 Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel, 16 North Franklin St., Watkins Glen NY 14891 Pavillion at Village Square in Hammondsport, 3 Park Place, Hammondsport NY 14840. Parking is available in the parking lot across the street on Mechanics Street. To book this tour visit http://experiencefingerlakes.com/ or call Experience! The Finger Lakes at 607-233-4818, Monday-Friday, 9AM-5PM.

This tour is only available for private parties upon request, beginning May 24 and ending November 29th. A minimum of 5 guests is required to run this tour, a maximum of 13 can be accommodated. Please call 607-233-4818 if you are interested in this tour for your party.

Rupert's Table - Tex Mex Fusion

October 26th, 2015

Join Chef Rupert for a three-course Tex Mex Fusion inspired meal at the Inns of Aurora, E.B. Morgan House. Package includes dinner, overnight accommodations and homemade breakfast in the morning. $400 per couple.

Toddler Trick-or-Treat

October 30th, 2015

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

Open Mic. Night @ Brew and Brats at Arbor Hill

October 30th, 2015

FRIDAY NIGHT Open Mic. hosted by Creeks Edge! FREE Live Music hosted by a local artist – bring your music talents with you and perform on stage. If that isn’t your thing then come enjoy everything we have to offer. FREE music from 6-9pm. Brew & Brats at Arbor Hill is open 12-9pm on Friday, Saturday & Sunday. Arbor Hill Winery & Grapery is open 10-5 Mon.-Sat., & 11-5 Sun.

Pumpkin Chunkin' at Varick Winery

October 31st, 2015

Release your tensions by hurling pumpkins. How good is your aim? We dare you to try to hit the target! Guess the weight of Varick Winery's giant home-grown pumpkin and win a prize. 9:30am-6:00pm. $4.00 wine tasting fee.

Brew & Brats at Arbor Hill Saturday Night Concert Series

October 31st, 2015

Happy Halloween! The Stid Hill Stompers will be performing from 6:00PM until 9:00PM! As always, these concerts are FREE to attend. Bring some friends and enjoy with us. Arbor Hill wine, wine slushies’, homemade root beer and Brew & Brats craft beer will be available alongside our delicious locally made Brats (Bratwursts). The colorful Adirondack chairs are out and the tents are up! Come Enjoy! Brew & Brats at Arbor Hill is open 12-9pm on Friday, Saturday & Sunday. Arbor Hill Winery & Grapery is open 10-5 Mon.-Sat., & 11-5 Sun.

The Best of Seneca West Wine Tour

October 31st, 2015

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

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

Today, their collaborative energies go into creating Wienery and Burger “Art” bringing together flavors and textures from locally-sourced ingredients that unveil their creations. From their house-made sausages and freshly ground burgers to their hand-cut fries and chips, get ready for what has been called “arguably the best hot dog stand in the world.” Lunch is paired with selected craft beers from around the globe. After lunch, we make our way up the road to Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyards, where we will enjoy a private tasting in the winery. Wiemer is considered one of the top Riesling producers in the United States, and was recognized by Wine & Spirits Magazine as one of the top 100 American wineries for 2014. We will explore exquisite white varietals followed by examples of vineyard variations in their Cabernet Franc. Our final stop of the day is Red Tail Ridge Winery. Red Tail Ridge is recognized by the New York Times, Wine Spectator and Wine Enthusiast as one of the best producers in the region. Winemaker Nancy Irelan has made a name in the region for exploring grape varieties not seen anywhere else in the region, like the German Dornfelder and the Italian Teroldego in addition to more classic Finger Lakes varietals. Enjoy a private tasting featuring their array of unique wines as the perfect ending to a great day.

Price: $145.00 per person. This price includes the transportation, tasting fees, added services, lunch, and special food pairings. This price is associated with a 5 person total guest count. Alternate pricing and touring options are available for tours that do not meet this minimum. Departure Locations: (This tour runs from 10:30 am-4:30 pm) Hotel Ithaca, 222 S. Cayuga St., Ithaca, NY 14850 Geneva on the Lake, 1001 Lochland Rd (Rte 14), Geneva NY 14456 Belhurst Castle, 4069 Westlake Rd., Geneva NY 14456 To book, visit http://experiencefingerlakes.com/ or call Experience! The Finger Lakes at 607-233-4818, Monday through Friday, 9AM-5PM.

2nd Anniversary Party

October 31st, 2015

Debut of our famous Smokin’ Pumpkin Beer! Music by Landmark Food Truck: TBA

Murder Mystery Dinner at the Rowland House - Aurora, NY

October 31st, 2015

Come to the Aurora Inn, Rowland House for a three-course dinner and participate in a murder mystery. Package includes a wine and cheese reception, dinner and overnight accommodations. $475 per couple.

National Toy Hall of Fame Induction

November 5th, 2015

The 2015 toy honorees are revealed at a public ceremony that takes place at 10:30 a.m. Included with general museum admission fees.

October

Locktender's Cocktail Party & Annual Museum Fundraiser

October 2nd, 2015

Celebrate the Erie Canal and the museum that chronicles its history at the first Locktender’s Cocktail Party and Museum Fundraiser, October 2, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Erie Canal Museum in Syracuse. Includes wine tastings, fantastic food and desserts, a silent auction and entertainment. Tickets are $50 per person, and all proceeds benefit the mission and programs of the Erie Canal Museum. To order tickets or for more information email development@eriecanalmuseum.org.

Play Ball Gala

October 2nd, 2015

Attend Rochester’s most playful gala for grown-ups only—the Play Ball! Explore the museum while enjoying great entertainment, live and silent auctions, delicious food, and creative cocktails. Proceeds from The Play Ball benefit The Strong’s educational mission. Fees apply. (Please note: Museum will be closed on October 2)

Open Mic. Night @ Brew and Brats at Arbor Hill

October 2nd, 2015

FRIDAY NIGHT Open Mic. hosted by Troy Cusson! FREE Live Music hosted by a local artist – bring your music talents with you and perform on stage. If that isn’t your thing then come enjoy everything we have to offer. FREE music from 6-9pm. Brew & Brats at Arbor Hill is open 12-9pm on Friday, Saturday & Sunday. Arbor Hill Winery & Grapery is open 10-5 Mon.-Sat., & 11-5 Sun.

I Need A Father

October 2nd, 2015

I NEED A FATHER THE MUSICAL STAGE PLAY October 2, 2015 @ 7:00pm Tickets: On Sale 7/31 Price: $39.50 Groups of 10 or more save $4.50 per ticket Features, Gary Lil G Jenkins, from the hit R&B Group “Silk”, Alexis Spight, from the hit reality TV show, “Sundays Best”, national recording artist Julius “choSon” Spencer and gospel recording artist “Darcel Blue”. This musical stage play peeks into the house next door of a family and their struggles with secrets, pain, love and loss. This dramatic, intense yet funny presentation invites us in to see what happens as a mother seeks to reveal the truth to her family but is tied down by previous decisions.

Pumpkin Chunkin' at Varick Winery

October 3rd, 2015 - October 4th, 2015

Release your tensions by hurling pumpkins. How good is your aim? We dare you to try to hit the target! Guess the weight of Varick Winery's giant home-grown pumpkin and win a prize. 9:30am-6:00pm. $4.00 to sample six wines, fare is complimentary.

The Paulsen Baker Band

October 3rd, 2015

7:00 pm at Bristol Valley Theater - It wouldn't be fall without our annual visit from the Finger Lakes' favorite folk band. Tickets go fast for this not-to-be-missed musical event. Tickets prices: $15 for adults; $10 for ages 12-18; $5 for under 12.

First Friday Gallery Night

October 3rd, 2015

First Friday Gallery Night is a monthly community celebration taking place in and around Downtown Ithaca. Local galleries and art houses host special receptions, performances, screenings, and other events showcasing the work of local, national, and international artists. Gallery Night is free and open to the public. Gallery Night takes place on the first Friday of every month from 5:00 - 8:00pm. Gallery guides with maps of participating locations and show descriptions are available at all participating venues. Discover what makes Ithaca such a marvelous place to live, work, dream, and play!

Brew & Brats at Arbor Hill Saturday Night Concert Series

October 3rd, 2015

Every Saturday night we will feature a talented musical act. Eva & The Dog Boys will be performing from 6:00PM until 9:00PM! As always, these concerts are FREE to attend. Bring some friends and enjoy with us. Arbor Hill wine, wine slushies’, homemade root beer and Brew & Brats craft beer will be available alongside our delicious locally made Brats (Bratwursts). The colorful Adirondack chairs are out and the tents are up! Come Enjoy! Brew & Brats at Arbor Hill is open 12-9pm on Friday, Saturday & Sunday. Arbor Hill Winery & Grapery is open 10-5 Mon.-Sat., & 11-5 Sun.

Naples Open Studio Trail

October 3rd, 2015

The Naples Open Studio Trail is a group of dynamic, innovative artists that invite the public into their studios to share their craft, demonstrate how they work, and create a better understanding of the arts. They work in oils, glass, silk, watercolors, ceramics, metal, wood, textiles, and leather, and create paintings, sculpture, wearables, furniture, jewelry, photography, housewares, etc. These artists typically sell their wares in galleries and craft fairs; during the Studio Trail weekend, purchases and commissions can be made directly with the artist. This free event occurs on the first weekend of every October.

34th Annual Wineglass Marathon

October 4th, 2015

Join us in welcoming 6,000 runners to this year's Wineglass Marathon! Runners will enjoy time in our historic district and at the Wineglass expo, held at the Corning Museum of Glass, on both Friday and Saturday, before finishing the 26.2 mile race on Corning's Historic Market Street! We ask you all to join us in cheering the runners on, and encourage you to check out individual business listings to see what exciting Wineglass related opportunities await you during Wineglass Weekend!

Through the Tasting Glass: The Wondrous Wines of Keuka Lake

October 4th, 2015

Keuka Lake…where wine making first began in the region over 150 years ago. It is the birthplace of the Finger Lakes wine industry and the home of wine innovation ever since. This tour celebrates the wineries on Keuka who made history all those years ago, and those who continue to make history with some of the most talked about wines in the region. The tour begins in the village square in the heart of Hammondsport.

Learn about the birth of the Finger Lakes grape and wine industry as we make our way to Pleasant Valley Wine Company, the first bonded winery in the United States. We will tour their historic winery, see the champagne caves from the late 1800’s, and learning how the winery grew to become Taylor Wine Company – one of the largest wine producers in the mid-twentieth century.

Taste one of the few remaining wines in the US that still can be referred to as Champagne, as well as other wines that defined the region in the late 1800s and post-prohibition 1900s. We will then head back into the village of Hammondsport to enjoy a wine-pairing lunch at Luna Mezza Grille featuring local finger lakes wines. After lunch, the tour continues at Dr. Konstantin Frank’s Wine Cellars, the igniter of the Vinifera wine revolution in the Finger Lakes.

Enjoy a historically narrated wine tasting that unfolds half a century and three generations of wine making in the Frank family. Visit Chateau Frank, their family’s sparking wine facility. Explore the cellar and learn the traditional champagne method of making sparking wine directly from the wine maker. The tour culminates with a private tasting at Heron Hill Winery, where we will feature vineyard-specific vintages of rieslings, cabernets and other Finger Lakes varietals that are defining our region in the 21st century. Price: $130 per person. This price includes the transportation, all tasting fees, the tour at Chateau Frank, lunch, and special food pairings. There is a 5 guest minimum needed in order to run this tour. Custom touring rates are available if this minimum is not reached.

Departure Locations: (This tour runs from 10am-6pm) La Tourelle Hotel and Spa, 1150 Danby Rd, Ithaca NY, 14850 Hotel Ithaca, 222 S. Cayuga St., Ithaca NY 14850 Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel, 16 North Franklin St., Watkins Glen NY 14891 Pavillion at Village Square in Hammondsport, 3 Park Place, Hammondsport NY 14840. Parking is available in the parking lot across the street on Mechanics Street. To book this tour visit http://experiencefingerlakes.com/ or call Experience! The Finger Lakes at 607-233-4818, Monday-Friday, 9AM-5PM.

This tour is only available for private parties upon request, beginning May 24 and ending November 29th. A minimum of 5 guests is required to run this tour, a maximum of 13 can be accommodated. Please call 607-233-4818 if you are interested in this tour for your party.

Rupert's Table - Italian Feast

October 5th, 2015

Join Chef Rupert for a three-course Italian Feast at the Inns of Aurora, E.B. Morgan House. Package includes dinner, overnight accommodations and homemade breakfast in the morning. $400 per couple.

Disney's Newsies

October 6th, 2015

Show Schedule: Tuesday - 7:30pm Wednesday - 7:30pm Thursday - 7:30pm Friday - 8:00pm Saturday - 2:00pm & 8:00pm Sunday - 1:00pm & 6:30pm Age Recommendation: 6+ Run Time: TBA They delivered the papers, until they made the headlines…Direct from Broadway comes NEWSIES, the smash-hit, crowd-pleasing new musical from Disney. Winner of the 2012 Tony Awards® for Best Score and Best Choreography, NEWSIES has audiences and critics alike calling it “A MUSICAL WORTH SINGING ABOUT!” (The New York Times). Filled with one heart-pounding number after another, it’s a high-energy explosion of song and dance you just don’t want to miss. Based on true events, NEWSIES tells the captivating story of a band of underdogs who become unlikely heroes when they stand up to the most powerful men in New York. It’s a rousing tale about fighting for what’s right…and staying true to who you are. NEWSIES was brought to the stage by an award-winning creative team. It features a score by Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast) and Jack Feldman (The Lion King II: Simba’s Pride) and a book by Harvey Fierstein (La Cage Aux Folles), with choreography by Christopher Gattelli (South Pacific) and direction by Jeff Calhoun (Big River). Now is the time to seize the day with NEWSIES. NewsiesTheMusical.com

Disney's NEWSIES

October 6th, 2015 - October 11th, 2015

October 6-11, 2015 They delivered the papers, until they made the headlines…Direct from Broadway comes NEWSIES, the smash-hit, crowd-pleasing new musical from Disney. Winner of the 2012 Tony Awards® for Best Score and Best Choreography, NEWSIES has audiences and critics alike calling it “A MUSICAL WORTH SINGING ABOUT!” (The New York Times). Filled with one heart-pounding number after another, it’s a high-energy explosion of song and dance you just don’t want to miss. Based on true events, NEWSIES tells the captivating story of a band of underdogs who become unlikely heroes when they stand up to the most powerful men in New York. It’s a rousing tale about fighting for what’s right…and staying true to who you are. NEWSIES was brought to the stage by an award-winning creative team. It features a score by Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast) and Jack Feldman (The Lion King II: Simba’s Pride) and a book by Harvey Fierstein (La Cage Aux Folles), with choreography by Christopher Gattelli (South Pacific) and direction by Jeff Calhoun (Big River). Now is the time to seize the day with NEWSIES. NewsiesTheMusical.com

The Gould Hotel Presents a lecture by Jill Tietjen

October 7th, 2015

The Gould Hotel presents Great Women in and around Seneca Falls lecture series. Join us for a lecture given by Jill Tietjen, CEO of the National Women’s Hall of Fame, author of Her Story, STEM Champion, Speaker and Blogger. Seneca Falls, NY is the birthplace of the women’s rights movement and the home of the National Women’s Hall of Fame. 12:00 pm. Lunch included. $19.95 per person. Call 315.712.4000 for reservations. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the National Women's Hall of Fame

Balloons Around the World

October 7th, 2015

Be amazed as local balloon artists, including Larry Moss and Kelly Cheatle of Airigami, create a large balloon sculpture to help celebrate the 16th annual Balloons Around the World event. Included with general museum admission fees.

Open Mic. Night @ Brew and Brats at Arbor Hill

October 9th, 2015

FRIDAY NIGHT Open Mic. hosted by Jason Almekinder! FREE Live Music hosted by a local artist – bring your music talents with you and perform on stage. If that isn’t your thing then come enjoy everything we have to offer. FREE music from 6-9pm. Brew & Brats at Arbor Hill is open 12-9pm on Friday, Saturday & Sunday. Arbor Hill Winery & Grapery is open 10-5 Mon.-Sat., & 11-5 Sun.

Pumpkin Chunkin' at Varick Winery

October 10th, 2015

Release your tensions by hurling pumpkins. How good is your aim? We dare you to try to hit the target! Guess the weight of Varick Winery's giant home-grown pumpkin and win a prize. 9:30am-6:00pm. $4.00 wine tasting fee.

Brew & Brats at Arbor Hill Saturday Night Concert Series

October 10th, 2015

Every Saturday night we will feature a talented musical act. Men Behaving Badly will be performing from 6:00PM until 9:00PM! As always, these concerts are FREE to attend. Bring some friends and enjoy with us. Arbor Hill wine, wine slushies’, homemade root beer and Brew & Brats craft beer will be available alongside our delicious locally made Brats (Bratwursts). The colorful Adirondack chairs are out and the tents are up! Come Enjoy! Brew & Brats at Arbor Hill is open 12-9pm on Friday, Saturday & Sunday. Arbor Hill Winery & Grapery is open 10-5 Mon.-Sat., & 11-5 Sun.

Columbus Day Science Fun with Sid

October 10th, 2015 - October 12th, 2015

Meet and take photos with Sid. Explore the exhibit and create your own science journal, just like Sid’s! Stop by Science Stations to experiment with magnets, use magnifying glasses, build catapults, and more. Included with general museum admission fees.

CB Craft Brewers Autumn Festival of Ales 2015

October 10th, 2015

It's Autumn Festival of Ales time again -- the most unique beer festival in the State of New York! Featuring over 40 brews made by CB Craft Brewers exclusively for their prestigious Private Label partners, along with CB Brand beers such as The Caged Alpha Monkey IPA. Enjoy live music by "The High Falls Drifters", hand-rolled cigar demonstrations, the Annual Mercy Flight "People's Choice Chili Cook-off", new product releases and the gorgeous fall setting of Honeoye Falls, NY. Tickets $35 in advance, $45 at the festival. For complete listing of ticket sales go to www.cbcraftbrewers.com or TicketMaster.com

Brew Fest

October 10th, 2015

Our first ever Brew Fest! Featuring several breweries. We will have lots of food, and great music with Iron Horse from 1-4 pm and then Muddy Dove from 4:30 - 7:30 pm.

Fiddlers of the Genesee

October 11th, 2015

2:00 pm at Bristol Valley Theater - 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.

Through the Tasting Glass: The Wondrous Wines of Keuka Lake

October 11th, 2015

Keuka Lake…where wine making first began in the region over 150 years ago. It is the birthplace of the Finger Lakes wine industry and the home of wine innovation ever since. This tour celebrates the wineries on Keuka who made history all those years ago, and those who continue to make history with some of the most talked about wines in the region. The tour begins in the village square in the heart of Hammondsport.

Learn about the birth of the Finger Lakes grape and wine industry as we make our way to Pleasant Valley Wine Company, the first bonded winery in the United States. We will tour their historic winery, see the champagne caves from the late 1800’s, and learning how the winery grew to become Taylor Wine Company – one of the largest wine producers in the mid-twentieth century.

Taste one of the few remaining wines in the US that still can be referred to as Champagne, as well as other wines that defined the region in the late 1800s and post-prohibition 1900s. We will then head back into the village of Hammondsport to enjoy a wine-pairing lunch at Luna Mezza Grille featuring local finger lakes wines. After lunch, the tour continues at Dr. Konstantin Frank’s Wine Cellars, the igniter of the Vinifera wine revolution in the Finger Lakes. Enjoy a historically narrated wine tasting that unfolds half a century and three generations of wine making in the Frank family. Visit Chateau Frank, their family’s sparking wine facility.

Explore the cellar and learn the traditional champagne method of making sparking wine directly from the wine maker. The tour culminates with a private tasting at Heron Hill Winery, where we will feature vineyard-specific vintages of rieslings, cabernets and other Finger Lakes varietals that are defining our region in the 21st century. Price: $130 per person. This price includes the transportation, all tasting fees, the tour at Chateau Frank, lunch, and special food pairings. There is a 5 guest minimum needed in order to run this tour. Custom touring rates are available if this minimum is not reached.

Departure Locations: (This tour runs from 10am-6pm) La Tourelle Hotel and Spa, 1150 Danby Rd, Ithaca NY, 14850 Hotel Ithaca, 222 S. Cayuga St., Ithaca NY 14850 Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel, 16 North Franklin St., Watkins Glen NY 14891 Pavillion at Village Square in Hammondsport, 3 Park Place, Hammondsport NY 14840. Parking is available in the parking lot across the street on Mechanics Street. To book this tour visit http://experiencefingerlakes.com/ or call Experience! The Finger Lakes at 607-233-4818, Monday-Friday, 9AM-5PM.

This tour is only available for private parties upon request, beginning May 24 and ending November 29th. A minimum of 5 guests is required to run this tour, a maximum of 13 can be accommodated. Please call 607-233-4818 if you are interested in this tour for your party.

Inns of Aurora - Cooking Class - Soup & Salad

October 15th, 2015

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

Open Mic. Night @ Brew and Brats at Arbor Hill

October 16th, 2015

FRIDAY NIGHT Open Mic. hosted by Tom Chamberlain! FREE Live Music hosted by a local artist – bring your music talents with you and perform on stage. If that isn’t your thing then come enjoy everything we have to offer. FREE music from 6-9pm. Brew & Brats at Arbor Hill is open 12-9pm on Friday, Saturday & Sunday. Arbor Hill Winery & Grapery is open 10-5 Mon.-Sat., & 11-5 Sun.

Chestnut Festival

October 17th, 2015

Each fall we harvest the chestnuts grown right at Goose Watch Winery and host one of the biggest celebrations of the year! From 1pm to 6pm enjoy LIVE music while you sample a variety of foods made from our own chestnuts. While you’re here you can also have fun playing lawn games while overlooking the beautiful fall foliage on Cayuga Lake! There is no admission fee and there will be wine, food and Cayuga Lake Creamery available for purchase.

Pumpkin Chunkin' at Varick Winery

October 17th, 2015 - October 18th, 2015

Release your tensions by hurling pumpkins. How good is your aim? We dare you to try to hit the target! Guess the weight of Varick Winery's giant home-grown pumpkin and win a prize. 9:30am-6:00pm. $4.00 wine tasting fee.

Brew & Brats at Arbor Hill Saturday Night Concert Series

October 17th, 2015

Every Saturday night we will feature a talented musical act. Hank and the Hustlers will be performing from 6:00PM until 9:00PM! As always, these concerts are FREE to attend. Bring some friends and enjoy with us. Arbor Hill wine, wine slushies’, homemade root beer and Brew & Brats craft beer will be available alongside our delicious locally made Brats (Bratwursts). The colorful Adirondack chairs are out and the tents are up! Come Enjoy! Brew & Brats at Arbor Hill is open 12-9pm on Friday, Saturday & Sunday. Arbor Hill Winery & Grapery is open 10-5 Mon.-Sat., & 11-5 Sun.

Through the Tasting Glass: The Wondrous Wines of Keuka Lake

October 18th, 2015

Keuka Lake…where wine making first began in the region over 150 years ago. It is the birthplace of the Finger Lakes wine industry and the home of wine innovation ever since. This tour celebrates the wineries on Keuka who made history all those years ago, and those who continue to make history with some of the most talked about wines in the region. The tour begins in the village square in the heart of Hammondsport.

Learn about the birth of the Finger Lakes grape and wine industry as we make our way to Pleasant Valley Wine Company, the first bonded winery in the United States. We will tour their historic winery, see the champagne caves from the late 1800’s, and learning how the winery grew to become Taylor Wine Company – one of the largest wine producers in the mid-twentieth century.

Taste one of the few remaining wines in the US that still can be referred to as Champagne, as well as other wines that defined the region in the late 1800s and post-prohibition 1900s. We will then head back into the village of Hammondsport to enjoy a wine-pairing lunch at Luna Mezza Grille featuring local finger lakes wines. After lunch, the tour continues at Dr. Konstantin Frank’s Wine Cellars, the igniter of the Vinifera wine revolution in the Finger Lakes. Enjoy a historically narrated wine tasting that unfolds half a century and three generations of wine making in the Frank family. Visit Chateau Frank, their family’s sparking wine facility.

Explore the cellar and learn the traditional champagne method of making sparking wine directly from the wine maker. The tour culminates with a private tasting at Heron Hill Winery, where we will feature vineyard-specific vintages of rieslings, cabernets and other Finger Lakes varietals that are defining our region in the 21st century. Price: $130 per person. This price includes the transportation, all tasting fees, the tour at Chateau Frank, lunch, and special food pairings. There is a 5 guest minimum needed in order to run this tour. Custom touring rates are available if this minimum is not reached.

Departure Locations: (This tour runs from 10am-6pm) La Tourelle Hotel and Spa, 1150 Danby Rd, Ithaca NY, 14850 Hotel Ithaca, 222 S. Cayuga St., Ithaca NY 14850 Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel, 16 North Franklin St., Watkins Glen NY 14891 Pavillion at Village Square in Hammondsport, 3 Park Place, Hammondsport NY 14840. Parking is available in the parking lot across the street on Mechanics Street. To book this tour visit http://experiencefingerlakes.com/ or call Experience! The Finger Lakes at 607-233-4818, Monday-Friday, 9AM-5PM.

This tour is only available for private parties upon request, beginning May 24 and ending November 29th. A minimum of 5 guests is required to run this tour, a maximum of 13 can be accommodated. Please call 607-233-4818 if you are interested in this tour for your party.

History Alive!

October 21st, 2015

6:30 p.m.; FREE Rodrigo's Land: A Story About the First Man to Spot Land on Columbus's Voyage A presentation by Steven Farrington. For more information, contact the Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum at (315) 483-4936.

Open Mic. Night @ Brew and Brats at Arbor Hill

October 23rd, 2015

FRIDAY NIGHT Open Mic. hosted by Rick Constantino! FREE Live Music hosted by a local artist – bring your music talents with you and perform on stage. If that isn’t your thing then come enjoy everything we have to offer. FREE music from 6-9pm. Brew & Brats at Arbor Hill is open 12-9pm on Friday, Saturday & Sunday. Arbor Hill Winery & Grapery is open 10-5 Mon.-Sat., & 11-5 Sun.

Pumpkin Chunkin' at Varick Winery

October 24th, 2015 - October 25th, 2015

Release your tensions by hurling pumpkins. How good is your aim? We dare you to try to hit the target! Guess the weight of Varick Winery's giant home-grown pumpkin and win a prize. 9:30am-6:00pm. $4.00 wine tasting fee.

Brew & Brats at Arbor Hill Saturday Night Concert Series

October 24th, 2015

Every Saturday night we will feature a talented musical act. Meyer & McGuire will be performing from 6:00PM until 9:00PM! As always, these concerts are FREE to attend. Bring some friends and enjoy with us. Arbor Hill wine, wine slushies’, homemade root beer and Brew & Brats craft beer will be available alongside our delicious locally made Brats (Bratwursts). The colorful Adirondack chairs are out and the tents are up! Come Enjoy! Brew & Brats at Arbor Hill is open 12-9pm on Friday, Saturday & Sunday. Arbor Hill Winery & Grapery is open 10-5 Mon.-Sat., & 11-5 Sun.

Jubilee Live Folk Music - JOE CROOKSTON

October 24th, 2015

It's possible you've never heard of him. Trust us ~ You'll be more than glad you came to this show. Joe Crookston lives in Ithaca, NY~ tours regularly in the US, Ireland and Canada. He was awarded the "Album of the Year" by the International Folk Alliance, and received a year-long songwriting grant from the Rockefeller Foundation. From the first strum of his 1948 Gibson you'll be drawn in and deeply moved by his music and stories. It happens every time. Grab a friend. Decide to come.

Annual Harvest Festival at Buttonwood Grove

October 24th, 2015

1:00 – 5:00 PM - Join us for our Annual Harvest Festival and sit back and enjoy the music of Phil Dumond. A native of Watertown, N.Y Phil has been playing small concert venues and showcases for close to 30 years, opening for such acts as Buffalo Springfield, Benny Mardonis, George Jones and Willy Nelson. Using a looping system Phil’s rhythm’s and layering adds a complex texture to his music. Close your eyes and you will swear there’s more than a solo act going on! We’ll have food, vendors, wine pairings, wine slushies, and more! No cover charge.

Farm-to-Table Wine & Cooking Adventure

October 24th, 2015

Immerse yourself in the bounty the Finger Lakes. On this one-of-a-kind culinary wine tour, you will create a Finger Lakes meal from the ground up. Our day unfolds at Silver Queen Farm. Upon arrival, you are greeted by the farmer, who will take you into his fields to harvest the days bounty for your cooking class. Upon your return, regional chef Brud Holland will be ready to begin the class. Part hands on, part demonstration class, you will learn and discover the beauty and richness of making a meal with ingredients grown from the farm.

With your assistance, Chef Brud will prepare and demonstrate the creation of a three-course lunch featuring the farm’s ingredients and wines made at local Silver Thread Vineyards. Enjoy the flavors of the Finger Lakes as you learn about preparation and cooking methods, shopping tips, and the magic behind the wonderful regional food of our area. Each guest receives the recipes from the meal, and has the opportunity to purchase the farm-fresh ingredients to bring a bit of of Finger Lakes freshness home with you. After the class, we make our way to Silver Thread Vineyards. Here you will meet Shannon or Paul Brock, the winery’s owners and winemakers. They will share with you a vineyard tour and wine cellar experience that describes what goes into making their fabulous award-winning wines. You will then enjoy a wine tasting paired with Finger Lakes cheese and other locally sourced products. Afterwards, you will of course have the opportunity to purchase the wine featured during your cooking class to complete your home menu.

Join us for this very special tour series, expand your mind, palate, and skills as you indulge in the wonders of the Finger Lakes. Price: $145 per person. There is a minimum 8 person total guest count needed in order to run this tour. This price includes transportation, tasting fee, the cooking class, and the meal. Gratuity for tour guide is not included. Departure Locations: (This tour runs from 10am-5pm) La Tourelle Hotel and Spa, 1150 Danby Rd, Ithaca NY Hotel Ithaca, 222 South Cayuga St., Ithaca NY To book this tour visit http://experiencefingerlakes.com/ or call Experience! The Finger Lakes at 607-233-4818, Monday-Friday, 9AM-5PM.

Playing with Power: 30 Years of the Nintendo Entertainment System Exhibit Opening

October 24th, 2015 - October 25th, 2015

Explore the history of Nintendo and trace the evolution of its groundbreaking Nintendo Entertainment System. Opening weekend only, meet Mario and enjoy juggling and magic tricks by Magical John featuring Nintendo's iconic video game characters on Saturday at 11 a.m., noon, and 1 p.m. and Sunday at 1 and 2 p.m. Challenge family members to guess popular video game characters by their silhouettes and create a Nintendo-inspired craft. Included with general museum admission fees.

Murder Mystery Dinner at the Rowland House - Aurora, NY

October 24th, 2015

Come to the Aurora Inn, Rowland House for a three-course dinner and participate in a murder mystery. Package includes a wine and cheese reception, dinner and overnight accommodations. $475 per couple.

A Taste of the Finger Lakes!

October 24th, 2015

2:00-4:00 pm at Bristol Valley Theater - 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)

Through the Tasting Glass: The Wondrous Wines of Keuka Lake

October 25th, 2015

Keuka Lake…where wine making first began in the region over 150 years ago. It is the birthplace of the Finger Lakes wine industry and the home of wine innovation ever since. This tour celebrates the wineries on Keuka who made history all those years ago, and those who continue to make history with some of the most talked about wines in the region. The tour begins in the village square in the heart of Hammondsport.

Learn about the birth of the Finger Lakes grape and wine industry as we make our way to Pleasant Valley Wine Company, the first bonded winery in the United States. We will tour their historic winery, see the champagne caves from the late 1800’s, and learning how the winery grew to become Taylor Wine Company – one of the largest wine producers in the mid-twentieth century.

Taste one of the few remaining wines in the US that still can be referred to as Champagne, as well as other wines that defined the region in the late 1800s and post-prohibition 1900s. We will then head back into the village of Hammondsport to enjoy a wine-pairing lunch at Luna Mezza Grille featuring local finger lakes wines. After lunch, the tour continues at Dr. Konstantin Frank’s Wine Cellars, the igniter of the Vinifera wine revolution in the Finger Lakes. Enjoy a historically narrated wine tasting that unfolds half a century and three generations of wine making in the Frank family. Visit Chateau Frank, their family’s sparking wine facility.

Explore the cellar and learn the traditional champagne method of making sparking wine directly from the wine maker. The tour culminates with a private tasting at Heron Hill Winery, where we will feature vineyard-specific vintages of rieslings, cabernets and other Finger Lakes varietals that are defining our region in the 21st century. Price: $130 per person. This price includes the transportation, all tasting fees, the tour at Chateau Frank, lunch, and special food pairings. There is a 5 guest minimum needed in order to run this tour. Custom touring rates are available if this minimum is not reached.

Departure Locations: (This tour runs from 10am-6pm) La Tourelle Hotel and Spa, 1150 Danby Rd, Ithaca NY, 14850 Hotel Ithaca, 222 S. Cayuga St., Ithaca NY 14850 Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel, 16 North Franklin St., Watkins Glen NY 14891 Pavillion at Village Square in Hammondsport, 3 Park Place, Hammondsport NY 14840. Parking is available in the parking lot across the street on Mechanics Street. To book this tour visit http://experiencefingerlakes.com/ or call Experience! The Finger Lakes at 607-233-4818, Monday-Friday, 9AM-5PM.

This tour is only available for private parties upon request, beginning May 24 and ending November 29th. A minimum of 5 guests is required to run this tour, a maximum of 13 can be accommodated. Please call 607-233-4818 if you are interested in this tour for your party.

Rupert's Table - Tex Mex Fusion

October 26th, 2015

Join Chef Rupert for a three-course Tex Mex Fusion inspired meal at the Inns of Aurora, E.B. Morgan House. Package includes dinner, overnight accommodations and homemade breakfast in the morning. $400 per couple.

Toddler Trick-or-Treat

October 30th, 2015

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

Open Mic. Night @ Brew and Brats at Arbor Hill

October 30th, 2015

FRIDAY NIGHT Open Mic. hosted by Creeks Edge! FREE Live Music hosted by a local artist – bring your music talents with you and perform on stage. If that isn’t your thing then come enjoy everything we have to offer. FREE music from 6-9pm. Brew & Brats at Arbor Hill is open 12-9pm on Friday, Saturday & Sunday. Arbor Hill Winery & Grapery is open 10-5 Mon.-Sat., & 11-5 Sun.

Pumpkin Chunkin' at Varick Winery

October 31st, 2015

Release your tensions by hurling pumpkins. How good is your aim? We dare you to try to hit the target! Guess the weight of Varick Winery's giant home-grown pumpkin and win a prize. 9:30am-6:00pm. $4.00 wine tasting fee.

Brew & Brats at Arbor Hill Saturday Night Concert Series

October 31st, 2015

Happy Halloween! The Stid Hill Stompers will be performing from 6:00PM until 9:00PM! As always, these concerts are FREE to attend. Bring some friends and enjoy with us. Arbor Hill wine, wine slushies’, homemade root beer and Brew & Brats craft beer will be available alongside our delicious locally made Brats (Bratwursts). The colorful Adirondack chairs are out and the tents are up! Come Enjoy! Brew & Brats at Arbor Hill is open 12-9pm on Friday, Saturday & Sunday. Arbor Hill Winery & Grapery is open 10-5 Mon.-Sat., & 11-5 Sun.

The Best of Seneca West Wine Tour

October 31st, 2015

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

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

Today, their collaborative energies go into creating Wienery and Burger “Art” bringing together flavors and textures from locally-sourced ingredients that unveil their creations. From their house-made sausages and freshly ground burgers to their hand-cut fries and chips, get ready for what has been called “arguably the best hot dog stand in the world.” Lunch is paired with selected craft beers from around the globe. After lunch, we make our way up the road to Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyards, where we will enjoy a private tasting in the winery. Wiemer is considered one of the top Riesling producers in the United States, and was recognized by Wine & Spirits Magazine as one of the top 100 American wineries for 2014. We will explore exquisite white varietals followed by examples of vineyard variations in their Cabernet Franc. Our final stop of the day is Red Tail Ridge Winery. Red Tail Ridge is recognized by the New York Times, Wine Spectator and Wine Enthusiast as one of the best producers in the region. Winemaker Nancy Irelan has made a name in the region for exploring grape varieties not seen anywhere else in the region, like the German Dornfelder and the Italian Teroldego in addition to more classic Finger Lakes varietals. Enjoy a private tasting featuring their array of unique wines as the perfect ending to a great day.

Price: $145.00 per person. This price includes the transportation, tasting fees, added services, lunch, and special food pairings. This price is associated with a 5 person total guest count. Alternate pricing and touring options are available for tours that do not meet this minimum. Departure Locations: (This tour runs from 10:30 am-4:30 pm) Hotel Ithaca, 222 S. Cayuga St., Ithaca, NY 14850 Geneva on the Lake, 1001 Lochland Rd (Rte 14), Geneva NY 14456 Belhurst Castle, 4069 Westlake Rd., Geneva NY 14456 To book, visit http://experiencefingerlakes.com/ or call Experience! The Finger Lakes at 607-233-4818, Monday through Friday, 9AM-5PM.

2nd Anniversary Party

October 31st, 2015

Debut of our famous Smokin’ Pumpkin Beer! Music by Landmark Food Truck: TBA

Murder Mystery Dinner at the Rowland House - Aurora, NY

October 31st, 2015

Come to the Aurora Inn, Rowland House for a three-course dinner and participate in a murder mystery. Package includes a wine and cheese reception, dinner and overnight accommodations. $475 per couple.

November

National Toy Hall of Fame Induction

November 5th, 2015

The 2015 toy honorees are revealed at a public ceremony that takes place at 10:30 a.m. Included with general museum admission fees.