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Don't Miss Out on August Events in the Finger Lakes

Let the warmth of our August days find you spending time at a Finger Lakes area attraction. We’ve got August events to keep you warm outside or cool indoors.  There are plenty of fun things to do with kids in the Finger Lakes before they head back to school!

Check back often as more events are added throughout the year!

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An open hardcover book that's leaning on a log and laying on woodchips.
RMSC Cumming Nature Center: Eco-Book Club

If you are an outdoor enthusiast and book lover, this reading and hiking combo is for you!

During each session, a book about an aspect of the natural world will be discussed followed by a BYO brown bag lunch. Participants can then head out into the woods for a group hike tailored to the theme of the book. Book discussions start at 11am and the hike generally leaves at 12:30pm.

Our book club is a collaborative program with the Naples Library, and book copies are available at their location, and through O.W.W.L., STLS, and Monroe County Libraries.

This program is free and open to the public, but advanced registration is requested.


UPCOMING SESSIONS

MARCH BOOK CLUB

Citizen Science: How Ordinary People are Changing the Face of Discovery, by Caren Cooper
Wednesday, March 1

All around the world, in fields ranging from astronomy to zoology, millions of everyday people are choosing to participate in the scientific process. Working in cooperation with scientists in pursuit of information, innovation, and discovery, these volunteers are following protocols, collecting and reviewing data, and sharing their observations. Their story, along with the story of the social good that can result from citizen science, has largely been untold, until now. 

The discussion will begin at 11:00am. We may be indoors or outdoors depending on the weather. Bring a bagged lunch to eat after the discussion before joining the group for a hike through the trails of the Nature Center.

REGISTER

APRIL BOOK CLUB

Still Waters: The Secret Life of Lakes, by Curt Stager
Wednesday, April 5

In Still Waters, Curt Stager introduces us to the secret worlds hidden beneath the surfaces of our most remarkable lakes, leading us on a journey from the pristine waters of the Adirondack Mountains to the wilds of Siberia, from Thoreau’s cherished pond to the Sea of Galilee.

The discussion will begin at 11:00am. We may be indoors or outdoors depending on the weather. Bring a bagged lunch to eat after the discussion before joining the group for a hike through the trails of the Nature Center.

REGISTER

MAY BOOK CLUB

Finding the Mother TreeDiscovering the Wisdom of the Forest, by Suzanne Simard
Wednesday, May 3

In her first book, Simard brings us into the intimate world of the trees. Weaving together personal narrative and scientific insights, the author brilliantly illuminates fascinating and vital truths: that trees are not simply the source of timber or pulp, but are social, cooperative creatures with communal lives not that different from our own.

The discussion will begin at 11:00am. We may be indoors or outdoors depending on the weather. Bring a bagged lunch to eat after the discussion before joining the group for a hike through the trails of the Nature Center.

REGISTER

JUNE BOOK CLUB

Our Native BeesNorth America’s Endangered Pollinators and the Fight to Save Them, by Paige Embry
Wednesday, June 7

Honey bees get all the press, but the fascinating story of North America’s native bees—endangered species essential to our ecosystems and food supplies—is just as crucial. Through interviews with farmers, gardeners, scientists, and bee experts, Our Native Bees explores the importance of native bees and focuses on why they play a key role in gardening and agriculture.

The discussion will begin at 11:00am. We may be indoors or outdoors depending on the weather. Bring a bagged lunch to eat after the discussion before joining the group for a hike through the trails of the Nature Center.

REGISTER

AUGUST BOOK CLUB

Monarchs and MilkweedA Migrating Butterfly, a Poisonous Plant, and Their Remarkable Story of Coevolution, by Anurag Agrawal
Wednesday, August 2

In Monarchs and Milkweed, Anurag Agrawal presents a vivid investigation into how the monarch butterfly has evolved closely alongside the milkweed―a toxic plant named for the sticky white substance emitted when its leaves are damaged―and how this inextricable and intimate relationship has been like an arms race over the millennia, a battle of exploitation and defense between two fascinating species.

The discussion will begin at 11:00am. We may be indoors or outdoors depending on the weather. Bring a bagged lunch to eat after the discussion before joining the group for a hike through the trails of the Nature Center.

REGISTER

SEPTEMBER BOOK CLUB

The Nature of Oaks: The Rich Ecology of One of Our Most Essential Trees, by Doug Tallamy
Wednesday, September 6

The Nature of Oaks reveals what is going on in oak trees month by month, highlighting the seasonal cycles of life, death, and renewal. From woodpeckers who collect and store hundreds of acorns for sustenance to the beauty of jewel caterpillars, Tallamy illuminates and celebrates the wonders that occur right in our own backyards. He also shares practical advice about how to plant and care for an oak, along with information about the best oak species for your area.

The discussion will begin at 11:00am. We may be indoors or outdoors depending on the weather. Bring a bagged lunch to eat after the discussion before joining the group for a hike through the trails of the Nature Center.

REGISTER

OCTOBER BOOK CLUB

Snow: A Scientific and Cultural Exploration, by Giles Whittell
Wednesday, October 4

Go on an extraordinary journey across centuries and continents to experience the wonders of snow; from the prehistoric humans that trekked and even skied across it tens of thousands of years ago to the multi-billion-dollar industry behind our moving, making, and playing with snow. Blending accessible writing with fascinating science, Giles Whittell explores how snow dictates where we live, provides us with drinking water, and has influenced countless works of art and more.

The discussion will begin at 11:00am. We may be indoors or outdoors depending on the weather. Bring a bagged lunch to eat after the discussion before joining the group for a hike through the trails of the Nature Center.

REGISTER


PREVIOUS BOOKS

Past books include Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer, A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson, The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben, The Bees by Laline Paull, Lab Girl by Hope Jahren, A Sand County Almanac by Aldo Leopold, and more.

For more information, contact Sarah Jacoby Murphy, CNC Events and Communications Manager, at sjacobymurphy@rmsc.org or 585.374.6160

ABOUT THE EVENT

  • Cumming Nature Center
  • First Wednesday of each month
  • 11:00am-1:30pm
RMSC Museum & Science Center: Fantastic Findings Donation Drop Off Days

FANTASTIC FINDINGS DONATION DROP OFF DAYS

ABOUT

Fantastic Findings is an annual upscale, “next-to-new” sale organized by the RMSC Council to support the Rochester Museum & Science Center. Discover beautiful furniture and art, as well as china, elegant glass, silver, lamps, jewelry, linens, toys and other fantastic treasures and collectibles. Searching for antiques? We’ve got them as well.  

If you are starting a new home, you can find everything you need right here.  All items will be displayed during the sale at the RMSC campus. We can’t wait to show you what we have.

Join us to browse and buy treasures of all kinds while supporting our mission to spark curiosity in STEM!


DONATION DROP OFF DAYS

Are you spring cleaning or have items you’re ready to give away? We’d love to have them for the Fantastic Findings Sale.

RMSC Council will be accepting: Antiques, Collectibles, Decorative Accessories, Furniture (no couches, china cabinets), Housewares, Working Appliances, Hardware, Sporting Goods and Gardening Tools

We cannot accept: Books, Clothing, Cribs or Infant Seats, Mattress, Box Springs and Medical Supplies

Drop-off location: 

Eisenhart Auditorium

657 East Avenue

Rochester, NY 14607

  • SATURDAY, APRIL 22, 2023
    • 10:00AM–1:00PM
  • SATURDAY, MAY 6, 2023
    • 10:00AM–1:00PM
  • SATURDAY, JUNE 17, 2023
    • 10:00AM–1:00PM
  • SATURDAY, JULY 22, 2023
    • 10:00AM–1:00PM
  • SATURDAY, AUGUST 19, 2023
    • 10:00AM–1:00PM
  • SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2023
    • 10:00AM–1:00PM

DONATIONS

If you or someone you know is getting ready to move or just trying to declutter their lives, let us know! We will take your items at any time during the year and provide you with a form so that you can claim the donation on your tax return.

Please call Deb Gulla at 516-993-8686 or reach out at deborah.gulla@gmail.com to make arrangements.


ABOUT THE RMSC COUNCIL

RMSC Council was initiated in 1941 when several Rochester women decided to form a Women’s Council for social interaction and fundraising support for the Rochester Museum & Science Center (RMSC). These women volunteered their time and energy by creating special activities and annual fundraising events.

In 2018, the RMSC Women’s Council opened its membership to men and women, changed its name to the more inclusive RMSC Council, and expanded its mission to provide educational programming to the Rochester community. Since its inception 80 years ago, RMSC Council has proudly donated close to $2.8 million to RMSC through creative and invaluable fundraising efforts.

 

For more RMSC Council events or information about joining, visit the RMSC Council Page.

NY Fiber Trail - 2023 Passport

Follow the Trail to Rabbit Row Yarns & Haberdashery

Experience the Vibrant NY Fiber Community

Follow this self-guided summer-long tour centered around yarn and fiber. Explore new shops, visit working fiber farms and find your new favorite fibery spaces across New York State!

Visit Shops, Farms & Studios

From May 15 to October 31, 2023 visit as many participating shops, fiber farms and studios along the trail as you can. 

Pick up a passport at your first stop and have it stamped at every member shop you visit! At the end of the season, send a photo of your stamped passport in for a chance to win a $300, $150 or $75 gift card to the participating shop of your choice!

Explore Communities

NY has more that just amazing yarn. Join us along the trail to explore and celebrate our amazing fiber-centric businesses and their surrounding communities! Peruse member shop listings for recommendations for local restaurants, businesses & attractions.

Piano Brunch Sundays
Piano Brunch

– Radisson Corning’s new Food & Beverage Director, Will Bradley, is making his presence known by elevating the guest experience as the hotel prepares to transition and upscale to a Hilton-branded property later this year.  Supported by a dedicated culinary team led by new Executive Chef Bill Winnie, Radisson Corning is now featuring weekend grill outs, Sunday piano brunches, new farm-to-table menu options, and more at the its signature restaurants, Grill 1-2-5 and Market Street Social. 

Piano Brunch: Every Sunday
Every Sunday from 11 am to 2 pm, Radisson’s modern American restaurant, Grill 1-2-5, now features a piano brunch where patrons can enjoy live music and Chef Bill’s farm-driven menu.  Guests are invited to sit back with family and friends while the pianist tickles the keys and choose from an assortment of delectable brunch items, such as giant homemade cinnamon buns, brunch style bruschetta, Eggs Mornay, chicken and waffles, steak and eggs, and more.  In addition, an extensive hand-crafted cocktail and bloody mary menu will help win over even the most discerning palate.   Reservations are encouraged by contacting the restaurant directly at 607.962.5000 ext 127.  

Father’s Day Piano Brunch: June 18
On Sunday, June 18th from 11 am to 2 pm, all fathers will be honored with a feast fit for a king at Grill 1-2-5.  While the pianist sets the jazzy tone, dads will be feted with a Father’s Day brunch that includes chef-crafted ala carte dishes like Prime Rib for only $36, signature chicken and waffles for $24, and customized omelets for $17.   Radisson’s in-house mixologist will be on-hand creating opulent craft cocktails tailored to dad’s liking. Reservations are required by contacting the restaurant directly at 607.962.5000 ext 127.  

Weekend Cookouts and Live Music at Market Street Social
Located between the Radisson’s north and south buildings directly on the Market Street ped walk, the Radisson’s outdoor dining and entertainment venue, Market Street Social, offers alfresco dining and craft cocktails in downtown Corning Tuesdays through Saturdays from 4 pm to 10 pm (and Sundays until 9 pm).  Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, Chef Bill fires up the outdoor grill for an All-American Cookout, where he grills up fresh cheeseburgers, Italian sausages, and chicken skewers from 4 pm to 9 pm in addition to offering his full dinner menu (except on Sundays, which only features the Cookout menu).   Guests of Market Street Social can also catch a no-cover concert under the stars every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 6 pm to 9 pm.  The upcoming Market Street Social LIVE schedule includes: Wendy and James, June 15 – Mike Lucey, June 16 – Can’t Count Trio, June 17 – Mike Giannone, June 22 – Sam Swanson, June 23 – Dianna & The Crew, June 24 – Leah Brown and The Side Hustle, June 29 – Brian Hughes, June 30 – Simon & Longwell, July 6 – Virgil Cane, July 8 – Brian Moore, July 13 – John Bolger, July 14 – Friend Zoned, July 15 – Blue Eyed Soul, July 20 – Brian Hughes, July 21 – Doc Possum, July 22 – Simon & Longwell, July 27 – Sam Swanson, July 28 – Can’t Count Trio, July 29 – Nick Leduc.  More dates to be announced soon.  

New Farm-to-Table Menu Offerings
Radisson Corning is continuing to elevate its food and beverage program behind the leadership of Will and Chef Bill.  By incorporating more local, farm-driven products, a new kitchen persona is beginning to take shape.  Recipes are being revised to feature the best local farms and purveyors.  In addition to some of the Finger Lakes most notable wines, Grill 1-2-5 and Market Street Social are now offering farm-to-table menu items, as for example the First New York State Cheese Board which launched on National Cheese Day (June 4).  The board includes Lively Run Blue Yonder – a bleu cheese from Cayuga Lake in the Finger Lakes, Muranda Cheese Company's Dilly Girl – a dill infused cheddar from a Waterloo, NY creamery, Old Chatham Creamery's Camembert – a slightly less fatty Brie style cheese from the Southern Finger Lakes area East of Ithaca, and East Hill Creamery's Silver Lake – an alpine style cheese from a creamery near Letchworth State Park – in addition to an assortment of accoutrements either house-made or from the surrounding area.  
 

Radisson Corning Now Open for Lunch
Radisson Launches Lunch

Radisson Corning’s new dynamic duo of Executive Chef Bill Winnie and Food & Beverage Director Will Bradley is elevating the guest experience as the hotel prepares to transition to a Hilton-branded property later this year.  The dedicated culinary team at Radisson Corning is proud to be expanding the food and beverage program with the launch of daily lunch service at its signature restaurants, Grill 1-2-5 and Market Street Social (outside).  Located in the heart of the Gaffer District, the hotel will start serving lunch seven days a week beginning July 3rd from 11 am to 1:30 pm.  

Highlighted by locally sourced ingredients from the Finger Lakes region, Chef Bill has introduced a contemporary American, farm-driven lunch menu ideal for social gatherings, business meetings, and everything in between.  Along with an extensive beer and wine list meticulously curated to compliment recipes, lunch offerings include a selection of soups, starters, sandwiches and wraps, and salads along with children’s favorites.   The menu is both approachable and affordable, with items ranging from only $7 to $19.  House specialties include a Pride of New York cheese board state with hand-made daily accoutrements, a ½ pound Angus burger on a fresh brioche bun, a signature Reuben with sliced corned beef lathered in Swiss, and a seasonal strawberry almond salad with blueberries, chevre cheese, and strawberry champagne vinaigrette.  Reservations are encouraged by contacting the restaurant directly at 607.962.5000 ext 127.  

Other current food and beverage events include: 

S’mores and Beer
Located between the Radisson’s north and south buildings directly on the Market Street ped walk, Market Street Social invites families and couples alike to get whimsical around its cozy firepits with the introduction of new DIY S’mores on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays launching July 1st through fall while the weather holds.  For $8, guests will receive a special kit they can use to roast marshmallows over Market Street Social’s firepits and assemble gourmet S’mores themselves.  For an additional $25, they can pair their custom S’mores to an ice-cold bucket of six beers.  


All-American Cookouts
Radisson’s stylish Market Street Social offers alfresco dining, craft cocktails, and firepits Tuesdays through Saturdays from 4 pm to 10 pm and Sundays until 9 pm.  Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, Chef Bill features his All-American Cookouts, where he personally mans the outdoor BBQ grill and cooks up juicy cheeseburgers, Italian sausages, and chicken skewers from 5 pm to 9 pm in addition to offering his full dinner menu from the kitchen (except on Sundays, when it’s the Cookout menu only).  

Market Street Social LIVE 
In addition, music fans can also see a no-cover concert under the stars at Market Street Social every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 6 pm to 9 pm.  The upcoming Market Street Social LIVE schedule includes: June 29 – Brian Hughes, June 30 – Simon & Longwell, July 6 – Virgil Cane, July 8 – Brian Moore, July 13 – John Bolger, July 14 – Friend Zoned, July 15 – Blue Eyed Soul, July 20 – Brian Hughes, July 21 – Doc Possum, July 22 – Simon & Longwell, July 27 – Sam Swanson, July 28 – Can’t Count Trio, July 29 – Nick Leduc, Aug 3 – John Bolger, Aug 4 – Night Train, Aug 10 – 3 Mo Gee, Aug 17 – Mike Lucey, Aug 18 – Brian Moore, Aug 19 – Nick Leduc, Aug 24 – Sam Swanson, Aug 25 – Doc Possum, Aug 31 – Virgil Cane.  More event dates to be announced soon.  

Dora Donovan
Dora Donovan Opening Reception

Dora Donovan Opening Reception
Saturday, August 5, 2023. 7-9pm
Trumansburg Conservatory of Fine Arts
Exhibit will run in the Main Gallery through October 1, 2023
Gallery Hours: Fridays and Sundays 1-5pm 
CLOSED LABOR DAY WEEKEND

"I paint to make my experience of the world more concrete to myself and to make permanent an elusive moment"

Dora started her over half century career as a painter in 1956. Her work was usually abstract but always inspired by the natural world. She was captivated by the infinite variety of forms and colors in nature and their repetition in water, sand, stone and wood. She enjoyed local and regional gallery and museum shows and was particularly excited about interpreting what she experienced in her many visits to Taughannock State Park, Cape Cod, the Grand Canyon, and the surreal landscape of Utah. She also enjoyed trips to Greece, Italy and her ancestral home of Slovenia, all of which influenced her painting.

Buena Vista Sunday Club with Fabi and Friends + Sabores de Oaxaca Food Truck
Live Music: Buena Vista Sunday Club with Fabi and Friends + Sabores de Oaxaca Food Truck

Join us every Sunday in summer for the eclectic and amazing music from Fabi World Music Summer Duo featuring Martini.

We have wines by the glass, by the bottle, and special wine cocktails available for you to enjoy as you take in the views and wonderful vibes.

  • Fabi World Music Summer Duo (feat. Martini)
  • Special guest musicians weekly
  • Every Sunday afternoon
  • Live music on the patio from 1-4
  • Sabores de Oaxaca doing food
Summer Concert Series at the Lighthouse
Johnny Bauer-2023 Summer Concert Series at the Lighthouse

Johnny has been performing music in Western New York for his entire life. His music is a melting pot of his diverse tastes. His covers are remade as his own and include artists from the 70s to present day. Some of his vast repertoire includes songs by Eric Clapton, Dave Mason, Whitesnake, Tom Petty, Keith Urban, Zac Brown Band, Foo Fighters, Mumford & Sons, and Bruno Mars.  

 

music and mimosa graphic
Music & Mimosas - Hot Dogs & Gin Duo

Our Music & Mimosas series is underway! Join us Sunday, August 27th from 1-4 pm for live music from the Hot Dogs & Gin Duo. Choose from our various seasonal mimosa flavors to pair with their music!

Light fare and other beverages such as beer, wine, and non-alcoholic drinks are also available. Sit by the vineyard with a mimosa and one of our local charcuterie boards for the perfect Sunday afternoon!

Events for August 28, 2023 x
An open hardcover book that's leaning on a log and laying on woodchips.
RMSC Cumming Nature Center: Eco-Book Club

If you are an outdoor enthusiast and book lover, this reading and hiking combo is for you!

During each session, a book about an aspect of the natural world will be discussed followed by a BYO brown bag lunch. Participants can then head out into the woods for a group hike tailored to the theme of the book. Book discussions start at 11am and the hike generally leaves at 12:30pm.

Our book club is a collaborative program with the Naples Library, and book copies are available at their location, and through O.W.W.L., STLS, and Monroe County Libraries.

This program is free and open to the public, but advanced registration is requested.


UPCOMING SESSIONS

MARCH BOOK CLUB

Citizen Science: How Ordinary People are Changing the Face of Discovery, by Caren Cooper
Wednesday, March 1

All around the world, in fields ranging from astronomy to zoology, millions of everyday people are choosing to participate in the scientific process. Working in cooperation with scientists in pursuit of information, innovation, and discovery, these volunteers are following protocols, collecting and reviewing data, and sharing their observations. Their story, along with the story of the social good that can result from citizen science, has largely been untold, until now. 

The discussion will begin at 11:00am. We may be indoors or outdoors depending on the weather. Bring a bagged lunch to eat after the discussion before joining the group for a hike through the trails of the Nature Center.

REGISTER

APRIL BOOK CLUB

Still Waters: The Secret Life of Lakes, by Curt Stager
Wednesday, April 5

In Still Waters, Curt Stager introduces us to the secret worlds hidden beneath the surfaces of our most remarkable lakes, leading us on a journey from the pristine waters of the Adirondack Mountains to the wilds of Siberia, from Thoreau’s cherished pond to the Sea of Galilee.

The discussion will begin at 11:00am. We may be indoors or outdoors depending on the weather. Bring a bagged lunch to eat after the discussion before joining the group for a hike through the trails of the Nature Center.

REGISTER

MAY BOOK CLUB

Finding the Mother TreeDiscovering the Wisdom of the Forest, by Suzanne Simard
Wednesday, May 3

In her first book, Simard brings us into the intimate world of the trees. Weaving together personal narrative and scientific insights, the author brilliantly illuminates fascinating and vital truths: that trees are not simply the source of timber or pulp, but are social, cooperative creatures with communal lives not that different from our own.

The discussion will begin at 11:00am. We may be indoors or outdoors depending on the weather. Bring a bagged lunch to eat after the discussion before joining the group for a hike through the trails of the Nature Center.

REGISTER

JUNE BOOK CLUB

Our Native BeesNorth America’s Endangered Pollinators and the Fight to Save Them, by Paige Embry
Wednesday, June 7

Honey bees get all the press, but the fascinating story of North America’s native bees—endangered species essential to our ecosystems and food supplies—is just as crucial. Through interviews with farmers, gardeners, scientists, and bee experts, Our Native Bees explores the importance of native bees and focuses on why they play a key role in gardening and agriculture.

The discussion will begin at 11:00am. We may be indoors or outdoors depending on the weather. Bring a bagged lunch to eat after the discussion before joining the group for a hike through the trails of the Nature Center.

REGISTER

AUGUST BOOK CLUB

Monarchs and MilkweedA Migrating Butterfly, a Poisonous Plant, and Their Remarkable Story of Coevolution, by Anurag Agrawal
Wednesday, August 2

In Monarchs and Milkweed, Anurag Agrawal presents a vivid investigation into how the monarch butterfly has evolved closely alongside the milkweed―a toxic plant named for the sticky white substance emitted when its leaves are damaged―and how this inextricable and intimate relationship has been like an arms race over the millennia, a battle of exploitation and defense between two fascinating species.

The discussion will begin at 11:00am. We may be indoors or outdoors depending on the weather. Bring a bagged lunch to eat after the discussion before joining the group for a hike through the trails of the Nature Center.

REGISTER

SEPTEMBER BOOK CLUB

The Nature of Oaks: The Rich Ecology of One of Our Most Essential Trees, by Doug Tallamy
Wednesday, September 6

The Nature of Oaks reveals what is going on in oak trees month by month, highlighting the seasonal cycles of life, death, and renewal. From woodpeckers who collect and store hundreds of acorns for sustenance to the beauty of jewel caterpillars, Tallamy illuminates and celebrates the wonders that occur right in our own backyards. He also shares practical advice about how to plant and care for an oak, along with information about the best oak species for your area.

The discussion will begin at 11:00am. We may be indoors or outdoors depending on the weather. Bring a bagged lunch to eat after the discussion before joining the group for a hike through the trails of the Nature Center.

REGISTER

OCTOBER BOOK CLUB

Snow: A Scientific and Cultural Exploration, by Giles Whittell
Wednesday, October 4

Go on an extraordinary journey across centuries and continents to experience the wonders of snow; from the prehistoric humans that trekked and even skied across it tens of thousands of years ago to the multi-billion-dollar industry behind our moving, making, and playing with snow. Blending accessible writing with fascinating science, Giles Whittell explores how snow dictates where we live, provides us with drinking water, and has influenced countless works of art and more.

The discussion will begin at 11:00am. We may be indoors or outdoors depending on the weather. Bring a bagged lunch to eat after the discussion before joining the group for a hike through the trails of the Nature Center.

REGISTER


PREVIOUS BOOKS

Past books include Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer, A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson, The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben, The Bees by Laline Paull, Lab Girl by Hope Jahren, A Sand County Almanac by Aldo Leopold, and more.

For more information, contact Sarah Jacoby Murphy, CNC Events and Communications Manager, at sjacobymurphy@rmsc.org or 585.374.6160

ABOUT THE EVENT

  • Cumming Nature Center
  • First Wednesday of each month
  • 11:00am-1:30pm
RMSC Museum & Science Center: Fantastic Findings Donation Drop Off Days

FANTASTIC FINDINGS DONATION DROP OFF DAYS

ABOUT

Fantastic Findings is an annual upscale, “next-to-new” sale organized by the RMSC Council to support the Rochester Museum & Science Center. Discover beautiful furniture and art, as well as china, elegant glass, silver, lamps, jewelry, linens, toys and other fantastic treasures and collectibles. Searching for antiques? We’ve got them as well.  

If you are starting a new home, you can find everything you need right here.  All items will be displayed during the sale at the RMSC campus. We can’t wait to show you what we have.

Join us to browse and buy treasures of all kinds while supporting our mission to spark curiosity in STEM!


DONATION DROP OFF DAYS

Are you spring cleaning or have items you’re ready to give away? We’d love to have them for the Fantastic Findings Sale.

RMSC Council will be accepting: Antiques, Collectibles, Decorative Accessories, Furniture (no couches, china cabinets), Housewares, Working Appliances, Hardware, Sporting Goods and Gardening Tools

We cannot accept: Books, Clothing, Cribs or Infant Seats, Mattress, Box Springs and Medical Supplies

Drop-off location: 

Eisenhart Auditorium

657 East Avenue

Rochester, NY 14607

  • SATURDAY, APRIL 22, 2023
    • 10:00AM–1:00PM
  • SATURDAY, MAY 6, 2023
    • 10:00AM–1:00PM
  • SATURDAY, JUNE 17, 2023
    • 10:00AM–1:00PM
  • SATURDAY, JULY 22, 2023
    • 10:00AM–1:00PM
  • SATURDAY, AUGUST 19, 2023
    • 10:00AM–1:00PM
  • SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2023
    • 10:00AM–1:00PM

DONATIONS

If you or someone you know is getting ready to move or just trying to declutter their lives, let us know! We will take your items at any time during the year and provide you with a form so that you can claim the donation on your tax return.

Please call Deb Gulla at 516-993-8686 or reach out at deborah.gulla@gmail.com to make arrangements.


ABOUT THE RMSC COUNCIL

RMSC Council was initiated in 1941 when several Rochester women decided to form a Women’s Council for social interaction and fundraising support for the Rochester Museum & Science Center (RMSC). These women volunteered their time and energy by creating special activities and annual fundraising events.

In 2018, the RMSC Women’s Council opened its membership to men and women, changed its name to the more inclusive RMSC Council, and expanded its mission to provide educational programming to the Rochester community. Since its inception 80 years ago, RMSC Council has proudly donated close to $2.8 million to RMSC through creative and invaluable fundraising efforts.

 

For more RMSC Council events or information about joining, visit the RMSC Council Page.

NY Fiber Trail - 2023 Passport

Follow the Trail to Rabbit Row Yarns & Haberdashery

Experience the Vibrant NY Fiber Community

Follow this self-guided summer-long tour centered around yarn and fiber. Explore new shops, visit working fiber farms and find your new favorite fibery spaces across New York State!

Visit Shops, Farms & Studios

From May 15 to October 31, 2023 visit as many participating shops, fiber farms and studios along the trail as you can. 

Pick up a passport at your first stop and have it stamped at every member shop you visit! At the end of the season, send a photo of your stamped passport in for a chance to win a $300, $150 or $75 gift card to the participating shop of your choice!

Explore Communities

NY has more that just amazing yarn. Join us along the trail to explore and celebrate our amazing fiber-centric businesses and their surrounding communities! Peruse member shop listings for recommendations for local restaurants, businesses & attractions.

Piano Brunch Sundays
Piano Brunch

– Radisson Corning’s new Food & Beverage Director, Will Bradley, is making his presence known by elevating the guest experience as the hotel prepares to transition and upscale to a Hilton-branded property later this year.  Supported by a dedicated culinary team led by new Executive Chef Bill Winnie, Radisson Corning is now featuring weekend grill outs, Sunday piano brunches, new farm-to-table menu options, and more at the its signature restaurants, Grill 1-2-5 and Market Street Social. 

Piano Brunch: Every Sunday
Every Sunday from 11 am to 2 pm, Radisson’s modern American restaurant, Grill 1-2-5, now features a piano brunch where patrons can enjoy live music and Chef Bill’s farm-driven menu.  Guests are invited to sit back with family and friends while the pianist tickles the keys and choose from an assortment of delectable brunch items, such as giant homemade cinnamon buns, brunch style bruschetta, Eggs Mornay, chicken and waffles, steak and eggs, and more.  In addition, an extensive hand-crafted cocktail and bloody mary menu will help win over even the most discerning palate.   Reservations are encouraged by contacting the restaurant directly at 607.962.5000 ext 127.  

Father’s Day Piano Brunch: June 18
On Sunday, June 18th from 11 am to 2 pm, all fathers will be honored with a feast fit for a king at Grill 1-2-5.  While the pianist sets the jazzy tone, dads will be feted with a Father’s Day brunch that includes chef-crafted ala carte dishes like Prime Rib for only $36, signature chicken and waffles for $24, and customized omelets for $17.   Radisson’s in-house mixologist will be on-hand creating opulent craft cocktails tailored to dad’s liking. Reservations are required by contacting the restaurant directly at 607.962.5000 ext 127.  

Weekend Cookouts and Live Music at Market Street Social
Located between the Radisson’s north and south buildings directly on the Market Street ped walk, the Radisson’s outdoor dining and entertainment venue, Market Street Social, offers alfresco dining and craft cocktails in downtown Corning Tuesdays through Saturdays from 4 pm to 10 pm (and Sundays until 9 pm).  Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, Chef Bill fires up the outdoor grill for an All-American Cookout, where he grills up fresh cheeseburgers, Italian sausages, and chicken skewers from 4 pm to 9 pm in addition to offering his full dinner menu (except on Sundays, which only features the Cookout menu).   Guests of Market Street Social can also catch a no-cover concert under the stars every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 6 pm to 9 pm.  The upcoming Market Street Social LIVE schedule includes: Wendy and James, June 15 – Mike Lucey, June 16 – Can’t Count Trio, June 17 – Mike Giannone, June 22 – Sam Swanson, June 23 – Dianna & The Crew, June 24 – Leah Brown and The Side Hustle, June 29 – Brian Hughes, June 30 – Simon & Longwell, July 6 – Virgil Cane, July 8 – Brian Moore, July 13 – John Bolger, July 14 – Friend Zoned, July 15 – Blue Eyed Soul, July 20 – Brian Hughes, July 21 – Doc Possum, July 22 – Simon & Longwell, July 27 – Sam Swanson, July 28 – Can’t Count Trio, July 29 – Nick Leduc.  More dates to be announced soon.  

New Farm-to-Table Menu Offerings
Radisson Corning is continuing to elevate its food and beverage program behind the leadership of Will and Chef Bill.  By incorporating more local, farm-driven products, a new kitchen persona is beginning to take shape.  Recipes are being revised to feature the best local farms and purveyors.  In addition to some of the Finger Lakes most notable wines, Grill 1-2-5 and Market Street Social are now offering farm-to-table menu items, as for example the First New York State Cheese Board which launched on National Cheese Day (June 4).  The board includes Lively Run Blue Yonder – a bleu cheese from Cayuga Lake in the Finger Lakes, Muranda Cheese Company's Dilly Girl – a dill infused cheddar from a Waterloo, NY creamery, Old Chatham Creamery's Camembert – a slightly less fatty Brie style cheese from the Southern Finger Lakes area East of Ithaca, and East Hill Creamery's Silver Lake – an alpine style cheese from a creamery near Letchworth State Park – in addition to an assortment of accoutrements either house-made or from the surrounding area.  
 

Radisson Corning Now Open for Lunch
Radisson Launches Lunch

Radisson Corning’s new dynamic duo of Executive Chef Bill Winnie and Food & Beverage Director Will Bradley is elevating the guest experience as the hotel prepares to transition to a Hilton-branded property later this year.  The dedicated culinary team at Radisson Corning is proud to be expanding the food and beverage program with the launch of daily lunch service at its signature restaurants, Grill 1-2-5 and Market Street Social (outside).  Located in the heart of the Gaffer District, the hotel will start serving lunch seven days a week beginning July 3rd from 11 am to 1:30 pm.  

Highlighted by locally sourced ingredients from the Finger Lakes region, Chef Bill has introduced a contemporary American, farm-driven lunch menu ideal for social gatherings, business meetings, and everything in between.  Along with an extensive beer and wine list meticulously curated to compliment recipes, lunch offerings include a selection of soups, starters, sandwiches and wraps, and salads along with children’s favorites.   The menu is both approachable and affordable, with items ranging from only $7 to $19.  House specialties include a Pride of New York cheese board state with hand-made daily accoutrements, a ½ pound Angus burger on a fresh brioche bun, a signature Reuben with sliced corned beef lathered in Swiss, and a seasonal strawberry almond salad with blueberries, chevre cheese, and strawberry champagne vinaigrette.  Reservations are encouraged by contacting the restaurant directly at 607.962.5000 ext 127.  

Other current food and beverage events include: 

S’mores and Beer
Located between the Radisson’s north and south buildings directly on the Market Street ped walk, Market Street Social invites families and couples alike to get whimsical around its cozy firepits with the introduction of new DIY S’mores on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays launching July 1st through fall while the weather holds.  For $8, guests will receive a special kit they can use to roast marshmallows over Market Street Social’s firepits and assemble gourmet S’mores themselves.  For an additional $25, they can pair their custom S’mores to an ice-cold bucket of six beers.  


All-American Cookouts
Radisson’s stylish Market Street Social offers alfresco dining, craft cocktails, and firepits Tuesdays through Saturdays from 4 pm to 10 pm and Sundays until 9 pm.  Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, Chef Bill features his All-American Cookouts, where he personally mans the outdoor BBQ grill and cooks up juicy cheeseburgers, Italian sausages, and chicken skewers from 5 pm to 9 pm in addition to offering his full dinner menu from the kitchen (except on Sundays, when it’s the Cookout menu only).  

Market Street Social LIVE 
In addition, music fans can also see a no-cover concert under the stars at Market Street Social every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 6 pm to 9 pm.  The upcoming Market Street Social LIVE schedule includes: June 29 – Brian Hughes, June 30 – Simon & Longwell, July 6 – Virgil Cane, July 8 – Brian Moore, July 13 – John Bolger, July 14 – Friend Zoned, July 15 – Blue Eyed Soul, July 20 – Brian Hughes, July 21 – Doc Possum, July 22 – Simon & Longwell, July 27 – Sam Swanson, July 28 – Can’t Count Trio, July 29 – Nick Leduc, Aug 3 – John Bolger, Aug 4 – Night Train, Aug 10 – 3 Mo Gee, Aug 17 – Mike Lucey, Aug 18 – Brian Moore, Aug 19 – Nick Leduc, Aug 24 – Sam Swanson, Aug 25 – Doc Possum, Aug 31 – Virgil Cane.  More event dates to be announced soon.  

Dora Donovan
Dora Donovan Opening Reception

Dora Donovan Opening Reception
Saturday, August 5, 2023. 7-9pm
Trumansburg Conservatory of Fine Arts
Exhibit will run in the Main Gallery through October 1, 2023
Gallery Hours: Fridays and Sundays 1-5pm 
CLOSED LABOR DAY WEEKEND

"I paint to make my experience of the world more concrete to myself and to make permanent an elusive moment"

Dora started her over half century career as a painter in 1956. Her work was usually abstract but always inspired by the natural world. She was captivated by the infinite variety of forms and colors in nature and their repetition in water, sand, stone and wood. She enjoyed local and regional gallery and museum shows and was particularly excited about interpreting what she experienced in her many visits to Taughannock State Park, Cape Cod, the Grand Canyon, and the surreal landscape of Utah. She also enjoyed trips to Greece, Italy and her ancestral home of Slovenia, all of which influenced her painting.

Events for August 29, 2023 x
An open hardcover book that's leaning on a log and laying on woodchips.
RMSC Cumming Nature Center: Eco-Book Club

If you are an outdoor enthusiast and book lover, this reading and hiking combo is for you!

During each session, a book about an aspect of the natural world will be discussed followed by a BYO brown bag lunch. Participants can then head out into the woods for a group hike tailored to the theme of the book. Book discussions start at 11am and the hike generally leaves at 12:30pm.

Our book club is a collaborative program with the Naples Library, and book copies are available at their location, and through O.W.W.L., STLS, and Monroe County Libraries.

This program is free and open to the public, but advanced registration is requested.


UPCOMING SESSIONS

MARCH BOOK CLUB

Citizen Science: How Ordinary People are Changing the Face of Discovery, by Caren Cooper
Wednesday, March 1

All around the world, in fields ranging from astronomy to zoology, millions of everyday people are choosing to participate in the scientific process. Working in cooperation with scientists in pursuit of information, innovation, and discovery, these volunteers are following protocols, collecting and reviewing data, and sharing their observations. Their story, along with the story of the social good that can result from citizen science, has largely been untold, until now. 

The discussion will begin at 11:00am. We may be indoors or outdoors depending on the weather. Bring a bagged lunch to eat after the discussion before joining the group for a hike through the trails of the Nature Center.

REGISTER

APRIL BOOK CLUB

Still Waters: The Secret Life of Lakes, by Curt Stager
Wednesday, April 5

In Still Waters, Curt Stager introduces us to the secret worlds hidden beneath the surfaces of our most remarkable lakes, leading us on a journey from the pristine waters of the Adirondack Mountains to the wilds of Siberia, from Thoreau’s cherished pond to the Sea of Galilee.

The discussion will begin at 11:00am. We may be indoors or outdoors depending on the weather. Bring a bagged lunch to eat after the discussion before joining the group for a hike through the trails of the Nature Center.

REGISTER

MAY BOOK CLUB

Finding the Mother TreeDiscovering the Wisdom of the Forest, by Suzanne Simard
Wednesday, May 3

In her first book, Simard brings us into the intimate world of the trees. Weaving together personal narrative and scientific insights, the author brilliantly illuminates fascinating and vital truths: that trees are not simply the source of timber or pulp, but are social, cooperative creatures with communal lives not that different from our own.

The discussion will begin at 11:00am. We may be indoors or outdoors depending on the weather. Bring a bagged lunch to eat after the discussion before joining the group for a hike through the trails of the Nature Center.

REGISTER

JUNE BOOK CLUB

Our Native BeesNorth America’s Endangered Pollinators and the Fight to Save Them, by Paige Embry
Wednesday, June 7

Honey bees get all the press, but the fascinating story of North America’s native bees—endangered species essential to our ecosystems and food supplies—is just as crucial. Through interviews with farmers, gardeners, scientists, and bee experts, Our Native Bees explores the importance of native bees and focuses on why they play a key role in gardening and agriculture.

The discussion will begin at 11:00am. We may be indoors or outdoors depending on the weather. Bring a bagged lunch to eat after the discussion before joining the group for a hike through the trails of the Nature Center.

REGISTER

AUGUST BOOK CLUB

Monarchs and MilkweedA Migrating Butterfly, a Poisonous Plant, and Their Remarkable Story of Coevolution, by Anurag Agrawal
Wednesday, August 2

In Monarchs and Milkweed, Anurag Agrawal presents a vivid investigation into how the monarch butterfly has evolved closely alongside the milkweed―a toxic plant named for the sticky white substance emitted when its leaves are damaged―and how this inextricable and intimate relationship has been like an arms race over the millennia, a battle of exploitation and defense between two fascinating species.

The discussion will begin at 11:00am. We may be indoors or outdoors depending on the weather. Bring a bagged lunch to eat after the discussion before joining the group for a hike through the trails of the Nature Center.

REGISTER

SEPTEMBER BOOK CLUB

The Nature of Oaks: The Rich Ecology of One of Our Most Essential Trees, by Doug Tallamy
Wednesday, September 6

The Nature of Oaks reveals what is going on in oak trees month by month, highlighting the seasonal cycles of life, death, and renewal. From woodpeckers who collect and store hundreds of acorns for sustenance to the beauty of jewel caterpillars, Tallamy illuminates and celebrates the wonders that occur right in our own backyards. He also shares practical advice about how to plant and care for an oak, along with information about the best oak species for your area.

The discussion will begin at 11:00am. We may be indoors or outdoors depending on the weather. Bring a bagged lunch to eat after the discussion before joining the group for a hike through the trails of the Nature Center.

REGISTER

OCTOBER BOOK CLUB

Snow: A Scientific and Cultural Exploration, by Giles Whittell
Wednesday, October 4

Go on an extraordinary journey across centuries and continents to experience the wonders of snow; from the prehistoric humans that trekked and even skied across it tens of thousands of years ago to the multi-billion-dollar industry behind our moving, making, and playing with snow. Blending accessible writing with fascinating science, Giles Whittell explores how snow dictates where we live, provides us with drinking water, and has influenced countless works of art and more.

The discussion will begin at 11:00am. We may be indoors or outdoors depending on the weather. Bring a bagged lunch to eat after the discussion before joining the group for a hike through the trails of the Nature Center.

REGISTER


PREVIOUS BOOKS

Past books include Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer, A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson, The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben, The Bees by Laline Paull, Lab Girl by Hope Jahren, A Sand County Almanac by Aldo Leopold, and more.

For more information, contact Sarah Jacoby Murphy, CNC Events and Communications Manager, at sjacobymurphy@rmsc.org or 585.374.6160

ABOUT THE EVENT

  • Cumming Nature Center
  • First Wednesday of each month
  • 11:00am-1:30pm
RMSC Museum & Science Center: Fantastic Findings Donation Drop Off Days

FANTASTIC FINDINGS DONATION DROP OFF DAYS

ABOUT

Fantastic Findings is an annual upscale, “next-to-new” sale organized by the RMSC Council to support the Rochester Museum & Science Center. Discover beautiful furniture and art, as well as china, elegant glass, silver, lamps, jewelry, linens, toys and other fantastic treasures and collectibles. Searching for antiques? We’ve got them as well.  

If you are starting a new home, you can find everything you need right here.  All items will be displayed during the sale at the RMSC campus. We can’t wait to show you what we have.

Join us to browse and buy treasures of all kinds while supporting our mission to spark curiosity in STEM!


DONATION DROP OFF DAYS

Are you spring cleaning or have items you’re ready to give away? We’d love to have them for the Fantastic Findings Sale.

RMSC Council will be accepting: Antiques, Collectibles, Decorative Accessories, Furniture (no couches, china cabinets), Housewares, Working Appliances, Hardware, Sporting Goods and Gardening Tools

We cannot accept: Books, Clothing, Cribs or Infant Seats, Mattress, Box Springs and Medical Supplies

Drop-off location: 

Eisenhart Auditorium

657 East Avenue

Rochester, NY 14607

  • SATURDAY, APRIL 22, 2023
    • 10:00AM–1:00PM
  • SATURDAY, MAY 6, 2023
    • 10:00AM–1:00PM
  • SATURDAY, JUNE 17, 2023
    • 10:00AM–1:00PM
  • SATURDAY, JULY 22, 2023
    • 10:00AM–1:00PM
  • SATURDAY, AUGUST 19, 2023
    • 10:00AM–1:00PM
  • SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2023
    • 10:00AM–1:00PM

DONATIONS

If you or someone you know is getting ready to move or just trying to declutter their lives, let us know! We will take your items at any time during the year and provide you with a form so that you can claim the donation on your tax return.

Please call Deb Gulla at 516-993-8686 or reach out at deborah.gulla@gmail.com to make arrangements.


ABOUT THE RMSC COUNCIL

RMSC Council was initiated in 1941 when several Rochester women decided to form a Women’s Council for social interaction and fundraising support for the Rochester Museum & Science Center (RMSC). These women volunteered their time and energy by creating special activities and annual fundraising events.

In 2018, the RMSC Women’s Council opened its membership to men and women, changed its name to the more inclusive RMSC Council, and expanded its mission to provide educational programming to the Rochester community. Since its inception 80 years ago, RMSC Council has proudly donated close to $2.8 million to RMSC through creative and invaluable fundraising efforts.

 

For more RMSC Council events or information about joining, visit the RMSC Council Page.

NY Fiber Trail - 2023 Passport

Follow the Trail to Rabbit Row Yarns & Haberdashery

Experience the Vibrant NY Fiber Community

Follow this self-guided summer-long tour centered around yarn and fiber. Explore new shops, visit working fiber farms and find your new favorite fibery spaces across New York State!

Visit Shops, Farms & Studios

From May 15 to October 31, 2023 visit as many participating shops, fiber farms and studios along the trail as you can. 

Pick up a passport at your first stop and have it stamped at every member shop you visit! At the end of the season, send a photo of your stamped passport in for a chance to win a $300, $150 or $75 gift card to the participating shop of your choice!

Explore Communities

NY has more that just amazing yarn. Join us along the trail to explore and celebrate our amazing fiber-centric businesses and their surrounding communities! Peruse member shop listings for recommendations for local restaurants, businesses & attractions.

Piano Brunch Sundays
Piano Brunch

– Radisson Corning’s new Food & Beverage Director, Will Bradley, is making his presence known by elevating the guest experience as the hotel prepares to transition and upscale to a Hilton-branded property later this year.  Supported by a dedicated culinary team led by new Executive Chef Bill Winnie, Radisson Corning is now featuring weekend grill outs, Sunday piano brunches, new farm-to-table menu options, and more at the its signature restaurants, Grill 1-2-5 and Market Street Social. 

Piano Brunch: Every Sunday
Every Sunday from 11 am to 2 pm, Radisson’s modern American restaurant, Grill 1-2-5, now features a piano brunch where patrons can enjoy live music and Chef Bill’s farm-driven menu.  Guests are invited to sit back with family and friends while the pianist tickles the keys and choose from an assortment of delectable brunch items, such as giant homemade cinnamon buns, brunch style bruschetta, Eggs Mornay, chicken and waffles, steak and eggs, and more.  In addition, an extensive hand-crafted cocktail and bloody mary menu will help win over even the most discerning palate.   Reservations are encouraged by contacting the restaurant directly at 607.962.5000 ext 127.  

Father’s Day Piano Brunch: June 18
On Sunday, June 18th from 11 am to 2 pm, all fathers will be honored with a feast fit for a king at Grill 1-2-5.  While the pianist sets the jazzy tone, dads will be feted with a Father’s Day brunch that includes chef-crafted ala carte dishes like Prime Rib for only $36, signature chicken and waffles for $24, and customized omelets for $17.   Radisson’s in-house mixologist will be on-hand creating opulent craft cocktails tailored to dad’s liking. Reservations are required by contacting the restaurant directly at 607.962.5000 ext 127.  

Weekend Cookouts and Live Music at Market Street Social
Located between the Radisson’s north and south buildings directly on the Market Street ped walk, the Radisson’s outdoor dining and entertainment venue, Market Street Social, offers alfresco dining and craft cocktails in downtown Corning Tuesdays through Saturdays from 4 pm to 10 pm (and Sundays until 9 pm).  Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, Chef Bill fires up the outdoor grill for an All-American Cookout, where he grills up fresh cheeseburgers, Italian sausages, and chicken skewers from 4 pm to 9 pm in addition to offering his full dinner menu (except on Sundays, which only features the Cookout menu).   Guests of Market Street Social can also catch a no-cover concert under the stars every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 6 pm to 9 pm.  The upcoming Market Street Social LIVE schedule includes: Wendy and James, June 15 – Mike Lucey, June 16 – Can’t Count Trio, June 17 – Mike Giannone, June 22 – Sam Swanson, June 23 – Dianna & The Crew, June 24 – Leah Brown and The Side Hustle, June 29 – Brian Hughes, June 30 – Simon & Longwell, July 6 – Virgil Cane, July 8 – Brian Moore, July 13 – John Bolger, July 14 – Friend Zoned, July 15 – Blue Eyed Soul, July 20 – Brian Hughes, July 21 – Doc Possum, July 22 – Simon & Longwell, July 27 – Sam Swanson, July 28 – Can’t Count Trio, July 29 – Nick Leduc.  More dates to be announced soon.  

New Farm-to-Table Menu Offerings
Radisson Corning is continuing to elevate its food and beverage program behind the leadership of Will and Chef Bill.  By incorporating more local, farm-driven products, a new kitchen persona is beginning to take shape.  Recipes are being revised to feature the best local farms and purveyors.  In addition to some of the Finger Lakes most notable wines, Grill 1-2-5 and Market Street Social are now offering farm-to-table menu items, as for example the First New York State Cheese Board which launched on National Cheese Day (June 4).  The board includes Lively Run Blue Yonder – a bleu cheese from Cayuga Lake in the Finger Lakes, Muranda Cheese Company's Dilly Girl – a dill infused cheddar from a Waterloo, NY creamery, Old Chatham Creamery's Camembert – a slightly less fatty Brie style cheese from the Southern Finger Lakes area East of Ithaca, and East Hill Creamery's Silver Lake – an alpine style cheese from a creamery near Letchworth State Park – in addition to an assortment of accoutrements either house-made or from the surrounding area.  
 

Radisson Corning Now Open for Lunch
Radisson Launches Lunch

Radisson Corning’s new dynamic duo of Executive Chef Bill Winnie and Food & Beverage Director Will Bradley is elevating the guest experience as the hotel prepares to transition to a Hilton-branded property later this year.  The dedicated culinary team at Radisson Corning is proud to be expanding the food and beverage program with the launch of daily lunch service at its signature restaurants, Grill 1-2-5 and Market Street Social (outside).  Located in the heart of the Gaffer District, the hotel will start serving lunch seven days a week beginning July 3rd from 11 am to 1:30 pm.  

Highlighted by locally sourced ingredients from the Finger Lakes region, Chef Bill has introduced a contemporary American, farm-driven lunch menu ideal for social gatherings, business meetings, and everything in between.  Along with an extensive beer and wine list meticulously curated to compliment recipes, lunch offerings include a selection of soups, starters, sandwiches and wraps, and salads along with children’s favorites.   The menu is both approachable and affordable, with items ranging from only $7 to $19.  House specialties include a Pride of New York cheese board state with hand-made daily accoutrements, a ½ pound Angus burger on a fresh brioche bun, a signature Reuben with sliced corned beef lathered in Swiss, and a seasonal strawberry almond salad with blueberries, chevre cheese, and strawberry champagne vinaigrette.  Reservations are encouraged by contacting the restaurant directly at 607.962.5000 ext 127.  

Other current food and beverage events include: 

S’mores and Beer
Located between the Radisson’s north and south buildings directly on the Market Street ped walk, Market Street Social invites families and couples alike to get whimsical around its cozy firepits with the introduction of new DIY S’mores on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays launching July 1st through fall while the weather holds.  For $8, guests will receive a special kit they can use to roast marshmallows over Market Street Social’s firepits and assemble gourmet S’mores themselves.  For an additional $25, they can pair their custom S’mores to an ice-cold bucket of six beers.  


All-American Cookouts
Radisson’s stylish Market Street Social offers alfresco dining, craft cocktails, and firepits Tuesdays through Saturdays from 4 pm to 10 pm and Sundays until 9 pm.  Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, Chef Bill features his All-American Cookouts, where he personally mans the outdoor BBQ grill and cooks up juicy cheeseburgers, Italian sausages, and chicken skewers from 5 pm to 9 pm in addition to offering his full dinner menu from the kitchen (except on Sundays, when it’s the Cookout menu only).  

Market Street Social LIVE 
In addition, music fans can also see a no-cover concert under the stars at Market Street Social every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 6 pm to 9 pm.  The upcoming Market Street Social LIVE schedule includes: June 29 – Brian Hughes, June 30 – Simon & Longwell, July 6 – Virgil Cane, July 8 – Brian Moore, July 13 – John Bolger, July 14 – Friend Zoned, July 15 – Blue Eyed Soul, July 20 – Brian Hughes, July 21 – Doc Possum, July 22 – Simon & Longwell, July 27 – Sam Swanson, July 28 – Can’t Count Trio, July 29 – Nick Leduc, Aug 3 – John Bolger, Aug 4 – Night Train, Aug 10 – 3 Mo Gee, Aug 17 – Mike Lucey, Aug 18 – Brian Moore, Aug 19 – Nick Leduc, Aug 24 – Sam Swanson, Aug 25 – Doc Possum, Aug 31 – Virgil Cane.  More event dates to be announced soon.  

Dora Donovan
Dora Donovan Opening Reception

Dora Donovan Opening Reception
Saturday, August 5, 2023. 7-9pm
Trumansburg Conservatory of Fine Arts
Exhibit will run in the Main Gallery through October 1, 2023
Gallery Hours: Fridays and Sundays 1-5pm 
CLOSED LABOR DAY WEEKEND

"I paint to make my experience of the world more concrete to myself and to make permanent an elusive moment"

Dora started her over half century career as a painter in 1956. Her work was usually abstract but always inspired by the natural world. She was captivated by the infinite variety of forms and colors in nature and their repetition in water, sand, stone and wood. She enjoyed local and regional gallery and museum shows and was particularly excited about interpreting what she experienced in her many visits to Taughannock State Park, Cape Cod, the Grand Canyon, and the surreal landscape of Utah. She also enjoyed trips to Greece, Italy and her ancestral home of Slovenia, all of which influenced her painting.

Events for August 30, 2023 x
An open hardcover book that's leaning on a log and laying on woodchips.
RMSC Cumming Nature Center: Eco-Book Club

If you are an outdoor enthusiast and book lover, this reading and hiking combo is for you!

During each session, a book about an aspect of the natural world will be discussed followed by a BYO brown bag lunch. Participants can then head out into the woods for a group hike tailored to the theme of the book. Book discussions start at 11am and the hike generally leaves at 12:30pm.

Our book club is a collaborative program with the Naples Library, and book copies are available at their location, and through O.W.W.L., STLS, and Monroe County Libraries.

This program is free and open to the public, but advanced registration is requested.


UPCOMING SESSIONS

MARCH BOOK CLUB

Citizen Science: How Ordinary People are Changing the Face of Discovery, by Caren Cooper
Wednesday, March 1

All around the world, in fields ranging from astronomy to zoology, millions of everyday people are choosing to participate in the scientific process. Working in cooperation with scientists in pursuit of information, innovation, and discovery, these volunteers are following protocols, collecting and reviewing data, and sharing their observations. Their story, along with the story of the social good that can result from citizen science, has largely been untold, until now. 

The discussion will begin at 11:00am. We may be indoors or outdoors depending on the weather. Bring a bagged lunch to eat after the discussion before joining the group for a hike through the trails of the Nature Center.

REGISTER

APRIL BOOK CLUB

Still Waters: The Secret Life of Lakes, by Curt Stager
Wednesday, April 5

In Still Waters, Curt Stager introduces us to the secret worlds hidden beneath the surfaces of our most remarkable lakes, leading us on a journey from the pristine waters of the Adirondack Mountains to the wilds of Siberia, from Thoreau’s cherished pond to the Sea of Galilee.

The discussion will begin at 11:00am. We may be indoors or outdoors depending on the weather. Bring a bagged lunch to eat after the discussion before joining the group for a hike through the trails of the Nature Center.

REGISTER

MAY BOOK CLUB

Finding the Mother TreeDiscovering the Wisdom of the Forest, by Suzanne Simard
Wednesday, May 3

In her first book, Simard brings us into the intimate world of the trees. Weaving together personal narrative and scientific insights, the author brilliantly illuminates fascinating and vital truths: that trees are not simply the source of timber or pulp, but are social, cooperative creatures with communal lives not that different from our own.

The discussion will begin at 11:00am. We may be indoors or outdoors depending on the weather. Bring a bagged lunch to eat after the discussion before joining the group for a hike through the trails of the Nature Center.

REGISTER

JUNE BOOK CLUB

Our Native BeesNorth America’s Endangered Pollinators and the Fight to Save Them, by Paige Embry
Wednesday, June 7

Honey bees get all the press, but the fascinating story of North America’s native bees—endangered species essential to our ecosystems and food supplies—is just as crucial. Through interviews with farmers, gardeners, scientists, and bee experts, Our Native Bees explores the importance of native bees and focuses on why they play a key role in gardening and agriculture.

The discussion will begin at 11:00am. We may be indoors or outdoors depending on the weather. Bring a bagged lunch to eat after the discussion before joining the group for a hike through the trails of the Nature Center.

REGISTER

AUGUST BOOK CLUB

Monarchs and MilkweedA Migrating Butterfly, a Poisonous Plant, and Their Remarkable Story of Coevolution, by Anurag Agrawal
Wednesday, August 2

In Monarchs and Milkweed, Anurag Agrawal presents a vivid investigation into how the monarch butterfly has evolved closely alongside the milkweed―a toxic plant named for the sticky white substance emitted when its leaves are damaged―and how this inextricable and intimate relationship has been like an arms race over the millennia, a battle of exploitation and defense between two fascinating species.

The discussion will begin at 11:00am. We may be indoors or outdoors depending on the weather. Bring a bagged lunch to eat after the discussion before joining the group for a hike through the trails of the Nature Center.

REGISTER

SEPTEMBER BOOK CLUB

The Nature of Oaks: The Rich Ecology of One of Our Most Essential Trees, by Doug Tallamy
Wednesday, September 6

The Nature of Oaks reveals what is going on in oak trees month by month, highlighting the seasonal cycles of life, death, and renewal. From woodpeckers who collect and store hundreds of acorns for sustenance to the beauty of jewel caterpillars, Tallamy illuminates and celebrates the wonders that occur right in our own backyards. He also shares practical advice about how to plant and care for an oak, along with information about the best oak species for your area.

The discussion will begin at 11:00am. We may be indoors or outdoors depending on the weather. Bring a bagged lunch to eat after the discussion before joining the group for a hike through the trails of the Nature Center.

REGISTER

OCTOBER BOOK CLUB

Snow: A Scientific and Cultural Exploration, by Giles Whittell
Wednesday, October 4

Go on an extraordinary journey across centuries and continents to experience the wonders of snow; from the prehistoric humans that trekked and even skied across it tens of thousands of years ago to the multi-billion-dollar industry behind our moving, making, and playing with snow. Blending accessible writing with fascinating science, Giles Whittell explores how snow dictates where we live, provides us with drinking water, and has influenced countless works of art and more.

The discussion will begin at 11:00am. We may be indoors or outdoors depending on the weather. Bring a bagged lunch to eat after the discussion before joining the group for a hike through the trails of the Nature Center.

REGISTER


PREVIOUS BOOKS

Past books include Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer, A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson, The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben, The Bees by Laline Paull, Lab Girl by Hope Jahren, A Sand County Almanac by Aldo Leopold, and more.

For more information, contact Sarah Jacoby Murphy, CNC Events and Communications Manager, at sjacobymurphy@rmsc.org or 585.374.6160

ABOUT THE EVENT

  • Cumming Nature Center
  • First Wednesday of each month
  • 11:00am-1:30pm
RMSC Museum & Science Center: Fantastic Findings Donation Drop Off Days

FANTASTIC FINDINGS DONATION DROP OFF DAYS

ABOUT

Fantastic Findings is an annual upscale, “next-to-new” sale organized by the RMSC Council to support the Rochester Museum & Science Center. Discover beautiful furniture and art, as well as china, elegant glass, silver, lamps, jewelry, linens, toys and other fantastic treasures and collectibles. Searching for antiques? We’ve got them as well.  

If you are starting a new home, you can find everything you need right here.  All items will be displayed during the sale at the RMSC campus. We can’t wait to show you what we have.

Join us to browse and buy treasures of all kinds while supporting our mission to spark curiosity in STEM!


DONATION DROP OFF DAYS

Are you spring cleaning or have items you’re ready to give away? We’d love to have them for the Fantastic Findings Sale.

RMSC Council will be accepting: Antiques, Collectibles, Decorative Accessories, Furniture (no couches, china cabinets), Housewares, Working Appliances, Hardware, Sporting Goods and Gardening Tools

We cannot accept: Books, Clothing, Cribs or Infant Seats, Mattress, Box Springs and Medical Supplies

Drop-off location: 

Eisenhart Auditorium

657 East Avenue

Rochester, NY 14607

  • SATURDAY, APRIL 22, 2023
    • 10:00AM–1:00PM
  • SATURDAY, MAY 6, 2023
    • 10:00AM–1:00PM
  • SATURDAY, JUNE 17, 2023
    • 10:00AM–1:00PM
  • SATURDAY, JULY 22, 2023
    • 10:00AM–1:00PM
  • SATURDAY, AUGUST 19, 2023
    • 10:00AM–1:00PM
  • SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2023
    • 10:00AM–1:00PM

DONATIONS

If you or someone you know is getting ready to move or just trying to declutter their lives, let us know! We will take your items at any time during the year and provide you with a form so that you can claim the donation on your tax return.

Please call Deb Gulla at 516-993-8686 or reach out at deborah.gulla@gmail.com to make arrangements.


ABOUT THE RMSC COUNCIL

RMSC Council was initiated in 1941 when several Rochester women decided to form a Women’s Council for social interaction and fundraising support for the Rochester Museum & Science Center (RMSC). These women volunteered their time and energy by creating special activities and annual fundraising events.

In 2018, the RMSC Women’s Council opened its membership to men and women, changed its name to the more inclusive RMSC Council, and expanded its mission to provide educational programming to the Rochester community. Since its inception 80 years ago, RMSC Council has proudly donated close to $2.8 million to RMSC through creative and invaluable fundraising efforts.

 

For more RMSC Council events or information about joining, visit the RMSC Council Page.

NY Fiber Trail - 2023 Passport

Follow the Trail to Rabbit Row Yarns & Haberdashery

Experience the Vibrant NY Fiber Community

Follow this self-guided summer-long tour centered around yarn and fiber. Explore new shops, visit working fiber farms and find your new favorite fibery spaces across New York State!

Visit Shops, Farms & Studios

From May 15 to October 31, 2023 visit as many participating shops, fiber farms and studios along the trail as you can. 

Pick up a passport at your first stop and have it stamped at every member shop you visit! At the end of the season, send a photo of your stamped passport in for a chance to win a $300, $150 or $75 gift card to the participating shop of your choice!

Explore Communities

NY has more that just amazing yarn. Join us along the trail to explore and celebrate our amazing fiber-centric businesses and their surrounding communities! Peruse member shop listings for recommendations for local restaurants, businesses & attractions.

Piano Brunch Sundays
Piano Brunch

– Radisson Corning’s new Food & Beverage Director, Will Bradley, is making his presence known by elevating the guest experience as the hotel prepares to transition and upscale to a Hilton-branded property later this year.  Supported by a dedicated culinary team led by new Executive Chef Bill Winnie, Radisson Corning is now featuring weekend grill outs, Sunday piano brunches, new farm-to-table menu options, and more at the its signature restaurants, Grill 1-2-5 and Market Street Social. 

Piano Brunch: Every Sunday
Every Sunday from 11 am to 2 pm, Radisson’s modern American restaurant, Grill 1-2-5, now features a piano brunch where patrons can enjoy live music and Chef Bill’s farm-driven menu.  Guests are invited to sit back with family and friends while the pianist tickles the keys and choose from an assortment of delectable brunch items, such as giant homemade cinnamon buns, brunch style bruschetta, Eggs Mornay, chicken and waffles, steak and eggs, and more.  In addition, an extensive hand-crafted cocktail and bloody mary menu will help win over even the most discerning palate.   Reservations are encouraged by contacting the restaurant directly at 607.962.5000 ext 127.  

Father’s Day Piano Brunch: June 18
On Sunday, June 18th from 11 am to 2 pm, all fathers will be honored with a feast fit for a king at Grill 1-2-5.  While the pianist sets the jazzy tone, dads will be feted with a Father’s Day brunch that includes chef-crafted ala carte dishes like Prime Rib for only $36, signature chicken and waffles for $24, and customized omelets for $17.   Radisson’s in-house mixologist will be on-hand creating opulent craft cocktails tailored to dad’s liking. Reservations are required by contacting the restaurant directly at 607.962.5000 ext 127.  

Weekend Cookouts and Live Music at Market Street Social
Located between the Radisson’s north and south buildings directly on the Market Street ped walk, the Radisson’s outdoor dining and entertainment venue, Market Street Social, offers alfresco dining and craft cocktails in downtown Corning Tuesdays through Saturdays from 4 pm to 10 pm (and Sundays until 9 pm).  Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, Chef Bill fires up the outdoor grill for an All-American Cookout, where he grills up fresh cheeseburgers, Italian sausages, and chicken skewers from 4 pm to 9 pm in addition to offering his full dinner menu (except on Sundays, which only features the Cookout menu).   Guests of Market Street Social can also catch a no-cover concert under the stars every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 6 pm to 9 pm.  The upcoming Market Street Social LIVE schedule includes: Wendy and James, June 15 – Mike Lucey, June 16 – Can’t Count Trio, June 17 – Mike Giannone, June 22 – Sam Swanson, June 23 – Dianna & The Crew, June 24 – Leah Brown and The Side Hustle, June 29 – Brian Hughes, June 30 – Simon & Longwell, July 6 – Virgil Cane, July 8 – Brian Moore, July 13 – John Bolger, July 14 – Friend Zoned, July 15 – Blue Eyed Soul, July 20 – Brian Hughes, July 21 – Doc Possum, July 22 – Simon & Longwell, July 27 – Sam Swanson, July 28 – Can’t Count Trio, July 29 – Nick Leduc.  More dates to be announced soon.  

New Farm-to-Table Menu Offerings
Radisson Corning is continuing to elevate its food and beverage program behind the leadership of Will and Chef Bill.  By incorporating more local, farm-driven products, a new kitchen persona is beginning to take shape.  Recipes are being revised to feature the best local farms and purveyors.  In addition to some of the Finger Lakes most notable wines, Grill 1-2-5 and Market Street Social are now offering farm-to-table menu items, as for example the First New York State Cheese Board which launched on National Cheese Day (June 4).  The board includes Lively Run Blue Yonder – a bleu cheese from Cayuga Lake in the Finger Lakes, Muranda Cheese Company's Dilly Girl – a dill infused cheddar from a Waterloo, NY creamery, Old Chatham Creamery's Camembert – a slightly less fatty Brie style cheese from the Southern Finger Lakes area East of Ithaca, and East Hill Creamery's Silver Lake – an alpine style cheese from a creamery near Letchworth State Park – in addition to an assortment of accoutrements either house-made or from the surrounding area.  
 

Radisson Corning Now Open for Lunch
Radisson Launches Lunch

Radisson Corning’s new dynamic duo of Executive Chef Bill Winnie and Food & Beverage Director Will Bradley is elevating the guest experience as the hotel prepares to transition to a Hilton-branded property later this year.  The dedicated culinary team at Radisson Corning is proud to be expanding the food and beverage program with the launch of daily lunch service at its signature restaurants, Grill 1-2-5 and Market Street Social (outside).  Located in the heart of the Gaffer District, the hotel will start serving lunch seven days a week beginning July 3rd from 11 am to 1:30 pm.  

Highlighted by locally sourced ingredients from the Finger Lakes region, Chef Bill has introduced a contemporary American, farm-driven lunch menu ideal for social gatherings, business meetings, and everything in between.  Along with an extensive beer and wine list meticulously curated to compliment recipes, lunch offerings include a selection of soups, starters, sandwiches and wraps, and salads along with children’s favorites.   The menu is both approachable and affordable, with items ranging from only $7 to $19.  House specialties include a Pride of New York cheese board state with hand-made daily accoutrements, a ½ pound Angus burger on a fresh brioche bun, a signature Reuben with sliced corned beef lathered in Swiss, and a seasonal strawberry almond salad with blueberries, chevre cheese, and strawberry champagne vinaigrette.  Reservations are encouraged by contacting the restaurant directly at 607.962.5000 ext 127.  

Other current food and beverage events include: 

S’mores and Beer
Located between the Radisson’s north and south buildings directly on the Market Street ped walk, Market Street Social invites families and couples alike to get whimsical around its cozy firepits with the introduction of new DIY S’mores on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays launching July 1st through fall while the weather holds.  For $8, guests will receive a special kit they can use to roast marshmallows over Market Street Social’s firepits and assemble gourmet S’mores themselves.  For an additional $25, they can pair their custom S’mores to an ice-cold bucket of six beers.  


All-American Cookouts
Radisson’s stylish Market Street Social offers alfresco dining, craft cocktails, and firepits Tuesdays through Saturdays from 4 pm to 10 pm and Sundays until 9 pm.  Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, Chef Bill features his All-American Cookouts, where he personally mans the outdoor BBQ grill and cooks up juicy cheeseburgers, Italian sausages, and chicken skewers from 5 pm to 9 pm in addition to offering his full dinner menu from the kitchen (except on Sundays, when it’s the Cookout menu only).  

Market Street Social LIVE 
In addition, music fans can also see a no-cover concert under the stars at Market Street Social every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 6 pm to 9 pm.  The upcoming Market Street Social LIVE schedule includes: June 29 – Brian Hughes, June 30 – Simon & Longwell, July 6 – Virgil Cane, July 8 – Brian Moore, July 13 – John Bolger, July 14 – Friend Zoned, July 15 – Blue Eyed Soul, July 20 – Brian Hughes, July 21 – Doc Possum, July 22 – Simon & Longwell, July 27 – Sam Swanson, July 28 – Can’t Count Trio, July 29 – Nick Leduc, Aug 3 – John Bolger, Aug 4 – Night Train, Aug 10 – 3 Mo Gee, Aug 17 – Mike Lucey, Aug 18 – Brian Moore, Aug 19 – Nick Leduc, Aug 24 – Sam Swanson, Aug 25 – Doc Possum, Aug 31 – Virgil Cane.  More event dates to be announced soon.  

Dora Donovan
Dora Donovan Opening Reception

Dora Donovan Opening Reception
Saturday, August 5, 2023. 7-9pm
Trumansburg Conservatory of Fine Arts
Exhibit will run in the Main Gallery through October 1, 2023
Gallery Hours: Fridays and Sundays 1-5pm 
CLOSED LABOR DAY WEEKEND

"I paint to make my experience of the world more concrete to myself and to make permanent an elusive moment"

Dora started her over half century career as a painter in 1956. Her work was usually abstract but always inspired by the natural world. She was captivated by the infinite variety of forms and colors in nature and their repetition in water, sand, stone and wood. She enjoyed local and regional gallery and museum shows and was particularly excited about interpreting what she experienced in her many visits to Taughannock State Park, Cape Cod, the Grand Canyon, and the surreal landscape of Utah. She also enjoyed trips to Greece, Italy and her ancestral home of Slovenia, all of which influenced her painting.

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FREE Live Music Wednesday Nights at Ventosa 6-9pm, BOGO happy hour 5-6pm

Live Music Series every Wednesday Music from 6-9 pm. BOGO Happy Hour from 5 to 6 pm. Cafe Toscana open until 8 pm.

No table reservations taken. See our website for full artist line-up: https://ventosavineyards.com/events/

The Bollicine Brothers + Sabores de Oaxaca Food Truck
Live Music: The Bollicine Brothers + Sabores de Oaxaca Food Truck

Visit us every Wednesday evening during summer for the fun and exuberant sounds of The Bollicine Brothers. Always crowd favorites, they will have you tapping your toes, nodding your head, and heck even dancing around the lawn.

We’ll have the patio bar open 5-8 p.m. on Wednesdays with music from 6-8 p.m.

We will also have the amazing Mexican food of Sabores de Oaxaca food truck on site so you can get your dinner in, too!

  • Every Wednesday evening
  • Patio bar open from 5-8
  • Live music from 6-8
  • Sabores de Oaxaca doing food
Events for August 31, 2023 x
An open hardcover book that's leaning on a log and laying on woodchips.
RMSC Cumming Nature Center: Eco-Book Club

If you are an outdoor enthusiast and book lover, this reading and hiking combo is for you!

During each session, a book about an aspect of the natural world will be discussed followed by a BYO brown bag lunch. Participants can then head out into the woods for a group hike tailored to the theme of the book. Book discussions start at 11am and the hike generally leaves at 12:30pm.

Our book club is a collaborative program with the Naples Library, and book copies are available at their location, and through O.W.W.L., STLS, and Monroe County Libraries.

This program is free and open to the public, but advanced registration is requested.


UPCOMING SESSIONS

MARCH BOOK CLUB

Citizen Science: How Ordinary People are Changing the Face of Discovery, by Caren Cooper
Wednesday, March 1

All around the world, in fields ranging from astronomy to zoology, millions of everyday people are choosing to participate in the scientific process. Working in cooperation with scientists in pursuit of information, innovation, and discovery, these volunteers are following protocols, collecting and reviewing data, and sharing their observations. Their story, along with the story of the social good that can result from citizen science, has largely been untold, until now. 

The discussion will begin at 11:00am. We may be indoors or outdoors depending on the weather. Bring a bagged lunch to eat after the discussion before joining the group for a hike through the trails of the Nature Center.

REGISTER

APRIL BOOK CLUB

Still Waters: The Secret Life of Lakes, by Curt Stager
Wednesday, April 5

In Still Waters, Curt Stager introduces us to the secret worlds hidden beneath the surfaces of our most remarkable lakes, leading us on a journey from the pristine waters of the Adirondack Mountains to the wilds of Siberia, from Thoreau’s cherished pond to the Sea of Galilee.

The discussion will begin at 11:00am. We may be indoors or outdoors depending on the weather. Bring a bagged lunch to eat after the discussion before joining the group for a hike through the trails of the Nature Center.

REGISTER

MAY BOOK CLUB

Finding the Mother TreeDiscovering the Wisdom of the Forest, by Suzanne Simard
Wednesday, May 3

In her first book, Simard brings us into the intimate world of the trees. Weaving together personal narrative and scientific insights, the author brilliantly illuminates fascinating and vital truths: that trees are not simply the source of timber or pulp, but are social, cooperative creatures with communal lives not that different from our own.

The discussion will begin at 11:00am. We may be indoors or outdoors depending on the weather. Bring a bagged lunch to eat after the discussion before joining the group for a hike through the trails of the Nature Center.

REGISTER

JUNE BOOK CLUB

Our Native BeesNorth America’s Endangered Pollinators and the Fight to Save Them, by Paige Embry
Wednesday, June 7

Honey bees get all the press, but the fascinating story of North America’s native bees—endangered species essential to our ecosystems and food supplies—is just as crucial. Through interviews with farmers, gardeners, scientists, and bee experts, Our Native Bees explores the importance of native bees and focuses on why they play a key role in gardening and agriculture.

The discussion will begin at 11:00am. We may be indoors or outdoors depending on the weather. Bring a bagged lunch to eat after the discussion before joining the group for a hike through the trails of the Nature Center.

REGISTER

AUGUST BOOK CLUB

Monarchs and MilkweedA Migrating Butterfly, a Poisonous Plant, and Their Remarkable Story of Coevolution, by Anurag Agrawal
Wednesday, August 2

In Monarchs and Milkweed, Anurag Agrawal presents a vivid investigation into how the monarch butterfly has evolved closely alongside the milkweed―a toxic plant named for the sticky white substance emitted when its leaves are damaged―and how this inextricable and intimate relationship has been like an arms race over the millennia, a battle of exploitation and defense between two fascinating species.

The discussion will begin at 11:00am. We may be indoors or outdoors depending on the weather. Bring a bagged lunch to eat after the discussion before joining the group for a hike through the trails of the Nature Center.

REGISTER

SEPTEMBER BOOK CLUB

The Nature of Oaks: The Rich Ecology of One of Our Most Essential Trees, by Doug Tallamy
Wednesday, September 6

The Nature of Oaks reveals what is going on in oak trees month by month, highlighting the seasonal cycles of life, death, and renewal. From woodpeckers who collect and store hundreds of acorns for sustenance to the beauty of jewel caterpillars, Tallamy illuminates and celebrates the wonders that occur right in our own backyards. He also shares practical advice about how to plant and care for an oak, along with information about the best oak species for your area.

The discussion will begin at 11:00am. We may be indoors or outdoors depending on the weather. Bring a bagged lunch to eat after the discussion before joining the group for a hike through the trails of the Nature Center.

REGISTER

OCTOBER BOOK CLUB

Snow: A Scientific and Cultural Exploration, by Giles Whittell
Wednesday, October 4

Go on an extraordinary journey across centuries and continents to experience the wonders of snow; from the prehistoric humans that trekked and even skied across it tens of thousands of years ago to the multi-billion-dollar industry behind our moving, making, and playing with snow. Blending accessible writing with fascinating science, Giles Whittell explores how snow dictates where we live, provides us with drinking water, and has influenced countless works of art and more.

The discussion will begin at 11:00am. We may be indoors or outdoors depending on the weather. Bring a bagged lunch to eat after the discussion before joining the group for a hike through the trails of the Nature Center.

REGISTER


PREVIOUS BOOKS

Past books include Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer, A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson, The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben, The Bees by Laline Paull, Lab Girl by Hope Jahren, A Sand County Almanac by Aldo Leopold, and more.

For more information, contact Sarah Jacoby Murphy, CNC Events and Communications Manager, at sjacobymurphy@rmsc.org or 585.374.6160

ABOUT THE EVENT

  • Cumming Nature Center
  • First Wednesday of each month
  • 11:00am-1:30pm
RMSC Museum & Science Center: Fantastic Findings Donation Drop Off Days

FANTASTIC FINDINGS DONATION DROP OFF DAYS

ABOUT

Fantastic Findings is an annual upscale, “next-to-new” sale organized by the RMSC Council to support the Rochester Museum & Science Center. Discover beautiful furniture and art, as well as china, elegant glass, silver, lamps, jewelry, linens, toys and other fantastic treasures and collectibles. Searching for antiques? We’ve got them as well.  

If you are starting a new home, you can find everything you need right here.  All items will be displayed during the sale at the RMSC campus. We can’t wait to show you what we have.

Join us to browse and buy treasures of all kinds while supporting our mission to spark curiosity in STEM!


DONATION DROP OFF DAYS

Are you spring cleaning or have items you’re ready to give away? We’d love to have them for the Fantastic Findings Sale.

RMSC Council will be accepting: Antiques, Collectibles, Decorative Accessories, Furniture (no couches, china cabinets), Housewares, Working Appliances, Hardware, Sporting Goods and Gardening Tools

We cannot accept: Books, Clothing, Cribs or Infant Seats, Mattress, Box Springs and Medical Supplies

Drop-off location: 

Eisenhart Auditorium

657 East Avenue

Rochester, NY 14607

  • SATURDAY, APRIL 22, 2023
    • 10:00AM–1:00PM
  • SATURDAY, MAY 6, 2023
    • 10:00AM–1:00PM
  • SATURDAY, JUNE 17, 2023
    • 10:00AM–1:00PM
  • SATURDAY, JULY 22, 2023
    • 10:00AM–1:00PM
  • SATURDAY, AUGUST 19, 2023
    • 10:00AM–1:00PM
  • SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2023
    • 10:00AM–1:00PM

DONATIONS

If you or someone you know is getting ready to move or just trying to declutter their lives, let us know! We will take your items at any time during the year and provide you with a form so that you can claim the donation on your tax return.

Please call Deb Gulla at 516-993-8686 or reach out at deborah.gulla@gmail.com to make arrangements.


ABOUT THE RMSC COUNCIL

RMSC Council was initiated in 1941 when several Rochester women decided to form a Women’s Council for social interaction and fundraising support for the Rochester Museum & Science Center (RMSC). These women volunteered their time and energy by creating special activities and annual fundraising events.

In 2018, the RMSC Women’s Council opened its membership to men and women, changed its name to the more inclusive RMSC Council, and expanded its mission to provide educational programming to the Rochester community. Since its inception 80 years ago, RMSC Council has proudly donated close to $2.8 million to RMSC through creative and invaluable fundraising efforts.

 

For more RMSC Council events or information about joining, visit the RMSC Council Page.

NY Fiber Trail - 2023 Passport

Follow the Trail to Rabbit Row Yarns & Haberdashery

Experience the Vibrant NY Fiber Community

Follow this self-guided summer-long tour centered around yarn and fiber. Explore new shops, visit working fiber farms and find your new favorite fibery spaces across New York State!

Visit Shops, Farms & Studios

From May 15 to October 31, 2023 visit as many participating shops, fiber farms and studios along the trail as you can. 

Pick up a passport at your first stop and have it stamped at every member shop you visit! At the end of the season, send a photo of your stamped passport in for a chance to win a $300, $150 or $75 gift card to the participating shop of your choice!

Explore Communities

NY has more that just amazing yarn. Join us along the trail to explore and celebrate our amazing fiber-centric businesses and their surrounding communities! Peruse member shop listings for recommendations for local restaurants, businesses & attractions.

Piano Brunch Sundays
Piano Brunch

– Radisson Corning’s new Food & Beverage Director, Will Bradley, is making his presence known by elevating the guest experience as the hotel prepares to transition and upscale to a Hilton-branded property later this year.  Supported by a dedicated culinary team led by new Executive Chef Bill Winnie, Radisson Corning is now featuring weekend grill outs, Sunday piano brunches, new farm-to-table menu options, and more at the its signature restaurants, Grill 1-2-5 and Market Street Social. 

Piano Brunch: Every Sunday
Every Sunday from 11 am to 2 pm, Radisson’s modern American restaurant, Grill 1-2-5, now features a piano brunch where patrons can enjoy live music and Chef Bill’s farm-driven menu.  Guests are invited to sit back with family and friends while the pianist tickles the keys and choose from an assortment of delectable brunch items, such as giant homemade cinnamon buns, brunch style bruschetta, Eggs Mornay, chicken and waffles, steak and eggs, and more.  In addition, an extensive hand-crafted cocktail and bloody mary menu will help win over even the most discerning palate.   Reservations are encouraged by contacting the restaurant directly at 607.962.5000 ext 127.  

Father’s Day Piano Brunch: June 18
On Sunday, June 18th from 11 am to 2 pm, all fathers will be honored with a feast fit for a king at Grill 1-2-5.  While the pianist sets the jazzy tone, dads will be feted with a Father’s Day brunch that includes chef-crafted ala carte dishes like Prime Rib for only $36, signature chicken and waffles for $24, and customized omelets for $17.   Radisson’s in-house mixologist will be on-hand creating opulent craft cocktails tailored to dad’s liking. Reservations are required by contacting the restaurant directly at 607.962.5000 ext 127.  

Weekend Cookouts and Live Music at Market Street Social
Located between the Radisson’s north and south buildings directly on the Market Street ped walk, the Radisson’s outdoor dining and entertainment venue, Market Street Social, offers alfresco dining and craft cocktails in downtown Corning Tuesdays through Saturdays from 4 pm to 10 pm (and Sundays until 9 pm).  Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, Chef Bill fires up the outdoor grill for an All-American Cookout, where he grills up fresh cheeseburgers, Italian sausages, and chicken skewers from 4 pm to 9 pm in addition to offering his full dinner menu (except on Sundays, which only features the Cookout menu).   Guests of Market Street Social can also catch a no-cover concert under the stars every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 6 pm to 9 pm.  The upcoming Market Street Social LIVE schedule includes: Wendy and James, June 15 – Mike Lucey, June 16 – Can’t Count Trio, June 17 – Mike Giannone, June 22 – Sam Swanson, June 23 – Dianna & The Crew, June 24 – Leah Brown and The Side Hustle, June 29 – Brian Hughes, June 30 – Simon & Longwell, July 6 – Virgil Cane, July 8 – Brian Moore, July 13 – John Bolger, July 14 – Friend Zoned, July 15 – Blue Eyed Soul, July 20 – Brian Hughes, July 21 – Doc Possum, July 22 – Simon & Longwell, July 27 – Sam Swanson, July 28 – Can’t Count Trio, July 29 – Nick Leduc.  More dates to be announced soon.  

New Farm-to-Table Menu Offerings
Radisson Corning is continuing to elevate its food and beverage program behind the leadership of Will and Chef Bill.  By incorporating more local, farm-driven products, a new kitchen persona is beginning to take shape.  Recipes are being revised to feature the best local farms and purveyors.  In addition to some of the Finger Lakes most notable wines, Grill 1-2-5 and Market Street Social are now offering farm-to-table menu items, as for example the First New York State Cheese Board which launched on National Cheese Day (June 4).  The board includes Lively Run Blue Yonder – a bleu cheese from Cayuga Lake in the Finger Lakes, Muranda Cheese Company's Dilly Girl – a dill infused cheddar from a Waterloo, NY creamery, Old Chatham Creamery's Camembert – a slightly less fatty Brie style cheese from the Southern Finger Lakes area East of Ithaca, and East Hill Creamery's Silver Lake – an alpine style cheese from a creamery near Letchworth State Park – in addition to an assortment of accoutrements either house-made or from the surrounding area.  
 

Radisson Corning Now Open for Lunch
Radisson Launches Lunch

Radisson Corning’s new dynamic duo of Executive Chef Bill Winnie and Food & Beverage Director Will Bradley is elevating the guest experience as the hotel prepares to transition to a Hilton-branded property later this year.  The dedicated culinary team at Radisson Corning is proud to be expanding the food and beverage program with the launch of daily lunch service at its signature restaurants, Grill 1-2-5 and Market Street Social (outside).  Located in the heart of the Gaffer District, the hotel will start serving lunch seven days a week beginning July 3rd from 11 am to 1:30 pm.  

Highlighted by locally sourced ingredients from the Finger Lakes region, Chef Bill has introduced a contemporary American, farm-driven lunch menu ideal for social gatherings, business meetings, and everything in between.  Along with an extensive beer and wine list meticulously curated to compliment recipes, lunch offerings include a selection of soups, starters, sandwiches and wraps, and salads along with children’s favorites.   The menu is both approachable and affordable, with items ranging from only $7 to $19.  House specialties include a Pride of New York cheese board state with hand-made daily accoutrements, a ½ pound Angus burger on a fresh brioche bun, a signature Reuben with sliced corned beef lathered in Swiss, and a seasonal strawberry almond salad with blueberries, chevre cheese, and strawberry champagne vinaigrette.  Reservations are encouraged by contacting the restaurant directly at 607.962.5000 ext 127.  

Other current food and beverage events include: 

S’mores and Beer
Located between the Radisson’s north and south buildings directly on the Market Street ped walk, Market Street Social invites families and couples alike to get whimsical around its cozy firepits with the introduction of new DIY S’mores on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays launching July 1st through fall while the weather holds.  For $8, guests will receive a special kit they can use to roast marshmallows over Market Street Social’s firepits and assemble gourmet S’mores themselves.  For an additional $25, they can pair their custom S’mores to an ice-cold bucket of six beers.  


All-American Cookouts
Radisson’s stylish Market Street Social offers alfresco dining, craft cocktails, and firepits Tuesdays through Saturdays from 4 pm to 10 pm and Sundays until 9 pm.  Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, Chef Bill features his All-American Cookouts, where he personally mans the outdoor BBQ grill and cooks up juicy cheeseburgers, Italian sausages, and chicken skewers from 5 pm to 9 pm in addition to offering his full dinner menu from the kitchen (except on Sundays, when it’s the Cookout menu only).  

Market Street Social LIVE 
In addition, music fans can also see a no-cover concert under the stars at Market Street Social every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 6 pm to 9 pm.  The upcoming Market Street Social LIVE schedule includes: June 29 – Brian Hughes, June 30 – Simon & Longwell, July 6 – Virgil Cane, July 8 – Brian Moore, July 13 – John Bolger, July 14 – Friend Zoned, July 15 – Blue Eyed Soul, July 20 – Brian Hughes, July 21 – Doc Possum, July 22 – Simon & Longwell, July 27 – Sam Swanson, July 28 – Can’t Count Trio, July 29 – Nick Leduc, Aug 3 – John Bolger, Aug 4 – Night Train, Aug 10 – 3 Mo Gee, Aug 17 – Mike Lucey, Aug 18 – Brian Moore, Aug 19 – Nick Leduc, Aug 24 – Sam Swanson, Aug 25 – Doc Possum, Aug 31 – Virgil Cane.  More event dates to be announced soon.  

Dora Donovan
Dora Donovan Opening Reception

Dora Donovan Opening Reception
Saturday, August 5, 2023. 7-9pm
Trumansburg Conservatory of Fine Arts
Exhibit will run in the Main Gallery through October 1, 2023
Gallery Hours: Fridays and Sundays 1-5pm 
CLOSED LABOR DAY WEEKEND

"I paint to make my experience of the world more concrete to myself and to make permanent an elusive moment"

Dora started her over half century career as a painter in 1956. Her work was usually abstract but always inspired by the natural world. She was captivated by the infinite variety of forms and colors in nature and their repetition in water, sand, stone and wood. She enjoyed local and regional gallery and museum shows and was particularly excited about interpreting what she experienced in her many visits to Taughannock State Park, Cape Cod, the Grand Canyon, and the surreal landscape of Utah. She also enjoyed trips to Greece, Italy and her ancestral home of Slovenia, all of which influenced her painting.

A dramatic movie scene on the brink of Fall Creek Gorge in Ithaca
Silent Movies in our Parks

Following upon the annual "Silent Movie under the Stars" event at Taughannock Falls State Park in August, Walk in the Park presents this encore episode from 2019. 
In 1915, Leo and Ted Wharton established a movie studio at Renwick Park (now Stewart Park) at the south end of Cayuga Lake in Ithaca, NY. For several years they made numerous silent movies and weekly serials for national distribution using the town and area gorges. In this episode of Walk in the Park (219), we take a look at some of the dramatic ways they used our rugged gorges to simulate western or Alaskan movie settings. The Wharton Studio Museum project is working to create a museum in one of the old studio buildings at Stewart Park.

Walk in the Park is a non-commercial, public access TV series shown on Ithaca, NY cable channel 13, as well as online. Walk in the Park is produced by Owl Gorge Productions, a Finger Lakes Tourism Alliance partner.

spools of thread and darning socks
Mending Circle

Bring your worn items and your creativity to delve into visible mending techniques and revive your wardrobe.

Thursday evenings 6:30 - 8 PM

Downward Dog Pose on Paddleboards in Canandaigua Lake
Thursday Night Paddle & SUP Yoga

This is our most popular class! You'll learn basic paddling skills on the land, and then paddle around the North end of Canandaigua Lake. After paddleboarding, we'll come together as a group for a yoga class designed to ease tensions that might rise up from learning to balance on the board. The perfect mix of movement and stillness. This class is for all levels and no prior experience is required!

If you own your own paddleboard, save $10 by registering to Bring Your Own Board!

4 Days of Live Music
End of Summer Music Fest

While summer is winding down, Market Street Social will be heating up when it presents its first annual End-of-Summer Music Fest, August 31st through September 3rd.   The “free” festival at Radisson Corning’s outdoor dining and entertainment venue is a celebration of the area’s vibrant music scene, with four days of local artists as well as games, activities, and summer foods and drinks.  In addition, there will be daily fundraising opportunities for the United Way of the Southern Tier, the beneficiary which is dedicated to taking care of people who need food or shelter.  This charitable effort for United Way will also coincide with the inauguration of the hotel’s voluntary employee donation program.  

The Music and Food
End-of-Summer Music Fest will kick off daily with an opening act before the nightly headliner takes the stage followed by a chill unplugged session under the stars to close things out (schedule follows below – on Aug 31 only a headliner will perform).   Besides the tunes, Executive Chef Bill Winnie will satisfy those insatiable summer appetites each day by manning the outdoor grill and personally cooking up a selection of sliders, Italian sausage, and chicken skewers to go along with other event F&B specials like flatbread pizzas, pretzel rods with cheddar beer sauce, and steamed clams as well as an assortment of refreshing adult slushies and buckets of beer.  Guests are also invited to further lean into summer nostalgia by cozying around Market Street Social’s firepits and trying their hand at roasting S’mores while the music plays on.  Market Street Social’s full contemporary American, farm-driven menu and beverage list will be available upon request too.  

The Activities and Accommodations 
When it comes to gaming, End-of-Summer Music Fest is pulling out all the stops.  Cornhole, Giant Jenga, Giant Connect 4, Bocce Ball, and Croquet will be among the various friendly tournaments running all weekend on Market Street Social’s sprawling lawns.  For $1, guests can purchase raffle tickets benefitting the event’s designated charity partner, United Way of the Southern Tier, for a chance at hand selected bottles of wine by the hotel’s Food & Beverage Director Will Bradley.   Also outside on the lawns will be free pre-fest yoga classes (with a donation to United Way) on Saturday and Sunday from 2 pm to 3 pm followed by complimentary mimosas.  To top it off, for all those who’d like to make it a multi-day experience, the Radisson is offering an End-of-Summer staycation package that includes guestroom accommodations with full breakfast for two, specialty cocktails for two, and S’mores kits they could enjoy together at Market Street Social.  

Music Fest Line Up:

Thur, Aug 31:     
6pm to 9pm Virgil Cain

Fri, Sept 1:    
5pm to 6 pm Brian Moore 
6pm to 9pm Can't Count Trio
9pm to 10pm Late Night with Lee

Sat, Sept 2:    
5pm to 6 pm Opening act TBD
6pm to 9pm Mike Gianonne
9pm to 10pm Late Night with Lee

Sun, Sept 3:    
4pm to 6pm Kenny Ende
6pm to 9pm Sam Swanson
 

Events for September 1, 2023 x
RMSC Museum & Science Center: Fantastic Findings Donation Drop Off Days

FANTASTIC FINDINGS DONATION DROP OFF DAYS

ABOUT

Fantastic Findings is an annual upscale, “next-to-new” sale organized by the RMSC Council to support the Rochester Museum & Science Center. Discover beautiful furniture and art, as well as china, elegant glass, silver, lamps, jewelry, linens, toys and other fantastic treasures and collectibles. Searching for antiques? We’ve got them as well.  

If you are starting a new home, you can find everything you need right here.  All items will be displayed during the sale at the RMSC campus. We can’t wait to show you what we have.

Join us to browse and buy treasures of all kinds while supporting our mission to spark curiosity in STEM!


DONATION DROP OFF DAYS

Are you spring cleaning or have items you’re ready to give away? We’d love to have them for the Fantastic Findings Sale.

RMSC Council will be accepting: Antiques, Collectibles, Decorative Accessories, Furniture (no couches, china cabinets), Housewares, Working Appliances, Hardware, Sporting Goods and Gardening Tools

We cannot accept: Books, Clothing, Cribs or Infant Seats, Mattress, Box Springs and Medical Supplies

Drop-off location: 

Eisenhart Auditorium

657 East Avenue

Rochester, NY 14607

  • SATURDAY, APRIL 22, 2023
    • 10:00AM–1:00PM
  • SATURDAY, MAY 6, 2023
    • 10:00AM–1:00PM
  • SATURDAY, JUNE 17, 2023
    • 10:00AM–1:00PM
  • SATURDAY, JULY 22, 2023
    • 10:00AM–1:00PM
  • SATURDAY, AUGUST 19, 2023
    • 10:00AM–1:00PM
  • SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2023
    • 10:00AM–1:00PM

DONATIONS

If you or someone you know is getting ready to move or just trying to declutter their lives, let us know! We will take your items at any time during the year and provide you with a form so that you can claim the donation on your tax return.

Please call Deb Gulla at 516-993-8686 or reach out at deborah.gulla@gmail.com to make arrangements.


ABOUT THE RMSC COUNCIL

RMSC Council was initiated in 1941 when several Rochester women decided to form a Women’s Council for social interaction and fundraising support for the Rochester Museum & Science Center (RMSC). These women volunteered their time and energy by creating special activities and annual fundraising events.

In 2018, the RMSC Women’s Council opened its membership to men and women, changed its name to the more inclusive RMSC Council, and expanded its mission to provide educational programming to the Rochester community. Since its inception 80 years ago, RMSC Council has proudly donated close to $2.8 million to RMSC through creative and invaluable fundraising efforts.

 

For more RMSC Council events or information about joining, visit the RMSC Council Page.

NY Fiber Trail - 2023 Passport

Follow the Trail to Rabbit Row Yarns & Haberdashery

Experience the Vibrant NY Fiber Community

Follow this self-guided summer-long tour centered around yarn and fiber. Explore new shops, visit working fiber farms and find your new favorite fibery spaces across New York State!

Visit Shops, Farms & Studios

From May 15 to October 31, 2023 visit as many participating shops, fiber farms and studios along the trail as you can. 

Pick up a passport at your first stop and have it stamped at every member shop you visit! At the end of the season, send a photo of your stamped passport in for a chance to win a $300, $150 or $75 gift card to the participating shop of your choice!

Explore Communities

NY has more that just amazing yarn. Join us along the trail to explore and celebrate our amazing fiber-centric businesses and their surrounding communities! Peruse member shop listings for recommendations for local restaurants, businesses & attractions.

Piano Brunch Sundays
Piano Brunch

– Radisson Corning’s new Food & Beverage Director, Will Bradley, is making his presence known by elevating the guest experience as the hotel prepares to transition and upscale to a Hilton-branded property later this year.  Supported by a dedicated culinary team led by new Executive Chef Bill Winnie, Radisson Corning is now featuring weekend grill outs, Sunday piano brunches, new farm-to-table menu options, and more at the its signature restaurants, Grill 1-2-5 and Market Street Social. 

Piano Brunch: Every Sunday
Every Sunday from 11 am to 2 pm, Radisson’s modern American restaurant, Grill 1-2-5, now features a piano brunch where patrons can enjoy live music and Chef Bill’s farm-driven menu.  Guests are invited to sit back with family and friends while the pianist tickles the keys and choose from an assortment of delectable brunch items, such as giant homemade cinnamon buns, brunch style bruschetta, Eggs Mornay, chicken and waffles, steak and eggs, and more.  In addition, an extensive hand-crafted cocktail and bloody mary menu will help win over even the most discerning palate.   Reservations are encouraged by contacting the restaurant directly at 607.962.5000 ext 127.  

Father’s Day Piano Brunch: June 18
On Sunday, June 18th from 11 am to 2 pm, all fathers will be honored with a feast fit for a king at Grill 1-2-5.  While the pianist sets the jazzy tone, dads will be feted with a Father’s Day brunch that includes chef-crafted ala carte dishes like Prime Rib for only $36, signature chicken and waffles for $24, and customized omelets for $17.   Radisson’s in-house mixologist will be on-hand creating opulent craft cocktails tailored to dad’s liking. Reservations are required by contacting the restaurant directly at 607.962.5000 ext 127.  

Weekend Cookouts and Live Music at Market Street Social
Located between the Radisson’s north and south buildings directly on the Market Street ped walk, the Radisson’s outdoor dining and entertainment venue, Market Street Social, offers alfresco dining and craft cocktails in downtown Corning Tuesdays through Saturdays from 4 pm to 10 pm (and Sundays until 9 pm).  Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, Chef Bill fires up the outdoor grill for an All-American Cookout, where he grills up fresh cheeseburgers, Italian sausages, and chicken skewers from 4 pm to 9 pm in addition to offering his full dinner menu (except on Sundays, which only features the Cookout menu).   Guests of Market Street Social can also catch a no-cover concert under the stars every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 6 pm to 9 pm.  The upcoming Market Street Social LIVE schedule includes: Wendy and James, June 15 – Mike Lucey, June 16 – Can’t Count Trio, June 17 – Mike Giannone, June 22 – Sam Swanson, June 23 – Dianna & The Crew, June 24 – Leah Brown and The Side Hustle, June 29 – Brian Hughes, June 30 – Simon & Longwell, July 6 – Virgil Cane, July 8 – Brian Moore, July 13 – John Bolger, July 14 – Friend Zoned, July 15 – Blue Eyed Soul, July 20 – Brian Hughes, July 21 – Doc Possum, July 22 – Simon & Longwell, July 27 – Sam Swanson, July 28 – Can’t Count Trio, July 29 – Nick Leduc.  More dates to be announced soon.  

New Farm-to-Table Menu Offerings
Radisson Corning is continuing to elevate its food and beverage program behind the leadership of Will and Chef Bill.  By incorporating more local, farm-driven products, a new kitchen persona is beginning to take shape.  Recipes are being revised to feature the best local farms and purveyors.  In addition to some of the Finger Lakes most notable wines, Grill 1-2-5 and Market Street Social are now offering farm-to-table menu items, as for example the First New York State Cheese Board which launched on National Cheese Day (June 4).  The board includes Lively Run Blue Yonder – a bleu cheese from Cayuga Lake in the Finger Lakes, Muranda Cheese Company's Dilly Girl – a dill infused cheddar from a Waterloo, NY creamery, Old Chatham Creamery's Camembert – a slightly less fatty Brie style cheese from the Southern Finger Lakes area East of Ithaca, and East Hill Creamery's Silver Lake – an alpine style cheese from a creamery near Letchworth State Park – in addition to an assortment of accoutrements either house-made or from the surrounding area.  
 

Radisson Corning Now Open for Lunch
Radisson Launches Lunch

Radisson Corning’s new dynamic duo of Executive Chef Bill Winnie and Food & Beverage Director Will Bradley is elevating the guest experience as the hotel prepares to transition to a Hilton-branded property later this year.  The dedicated culinary team at Radisson Corning is proud to be expanding the food and beverage program with the launch of daily lunch service at its signature restaurants, Grill 1-2-5 and Market Street Social (outside).  Located in the heart of the Gaffer District, the hotel will start serving lunch seven days a week beginning July 3rd from 11 am to 1:30 pm.  

Highlighted by locally sourced ingredients from the Finger Lakes region, Chef Bill has introduced a contemporary American, farm-driven lunch menu ideal for social gatherings, business meetings, and everything in between.  Along with an extensive beer and wine list meticulously curated to compliment recipes, lunch offerings include a selection of soups, starters, sandwiches and wraps, and salads along with children’s favorites.   The menu is both approachable and affordable, with items ranging from only $7 to $19.  House specialties include a Pride of New York cheese board state with hand-made daily accoutrements, a ½ pound Angus burger on a fresh brioche bun, a signature Reuben with sliced corned beef lathered in Swiss, and a seasonal strawberry almond salad with blueberries, chevre cheese, and strawberry champagne vinaigrette.  Reservations are encouraged by contacting the restaurant directly at 607.962.5000 ext 127.  

Other current food and beverage events include: 

S’mores and Beer
Located between the Radisson’s north and south buildings directly on the Market Street ped walk, Market Street Social invites families and couples alike to get whimsical around its cozy firepits with the introduction of new DIY S’mores on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays launching July 1st through fall while the weather holds.  For $8, guests will receive a special kit they can use to roast marshmallows over Market Street Social’s firepits and assemble gourmet S’mores themselves.  For an additional $25, they can pair their custom S’mores to an ice-cold bucket of six beers.  


All-American Cookouts
Radisson’s stylish Market Street Social offers alfresco dining, craft cocktails, and firepits Tuesdays through Saturdays from 4 pm to 10 pm and Sundays until 9 pm.  Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, Chef Bill features his All-American Cookouts, where he personally mans the outdoor BBQ grill and cooks up juicy cheeseburgers, Italian sausages, and chicken skewers from 5 pm to 9 pm in addition to offering his full dinner menu from the kitchen (except on Sundays, when it’s the Cookout menu only).  

Market Street Social LIVE 
In addition, music fans can also see a no-cover concert under the stars at Market Street Social every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 6 pm to 9 pm.  The upcoming Market Street Social LIVE schedule includes: June 29 – Brian Hughes, June 30 – Simon & Longwell, July 6 – Virgil Cane, July 8 – Brian Moore, July 13 – John Bolger, July 14 – Friend Zoned, July 15 – Blue Eyed Soul, July 20 – Brian Hughes, July 21 – Doc Possum, July 22 – Simon & Longwell, July 27 – Sam Swanson, July 28 – Can’t Count Trio, July 29 – Nick Leduc, Aug 3 – John Bolger, Aug 4 – Night Train, Aug 10 – 3 Mo Gee, Aug 17 – Mike Lucey, Aug 18 – Brian Moore, Aug 19 – Nick Leduc, Aug 24 – Sam Swanson, Aug 25 – Doc Possum, Aug 31 – Virgil Cane.  More event dates to be announced soon.  

Dora Donovan
Dora Donovan Opening Reception

Dora Donovan Opening Reception
Saturday, August 5, 2023. 7-9pm
Trumansburg Conservatory of Fine Arts
Exhibit will run in the Main Gallery through October 1, 2023
Gallery Hours: Fridays and Sundays 1-5pm 
CLOSED LABOR DAY WEEKEND

"I paint to make my experience of the world more concrete to myself and to make permanent an elusive moment"

Dora started her over half century career as a painter in 1956. Her work was usually abstract but always inspired by the natural world. She was captivated by the infinite variety of forms and colors in nature and their repetition in water, sand, stone and wood. She enjoyed local and regional gallery and museum shows and was particularly excited about interpreting what she experienced in her many visits to Taughannock State Park, Cape Cod, the Grand Canyon, and the surreal landscape of Utah. She also enjoyed trips to Greece, Italy and her ancestral home of Slovenia, all of which influenced her painting.

A dramatic movie scene on the brink of Fall Creek Gorge in Ithaca
Silent Movies in our Parks

Following upon the annual "Silent Movie under the Stars" event at Taughannock Falls State Park in August, Walk in the Park presents this encore episode from 2019. 
In 1915, Leo and Ted Wharton established a movie studio at Renwick Park (now Stewart Park) at the south end of Cayuga Lake in Ithaca, NY. For several years they made numerous silent movies and weekly serials for national distribution using the town and area gorges. In this episode of Walk in the Park (219), we take a look at some of the dramatic ways they used our rugged gorges to simulate western or Alaskan movie settings. The Wharton Studio Museum project is working to create a museum in one of the old studio buildings at Stewart Park.

Walk in the Park is a non-commercial, public access TV series shown on Ithaca, NY cable channel 13, as well as online. Walk in the Park is produced by Owl Gorge Productions, a Finger Lakes Tourism Alliance partner.

4 Days of Live Music
End of Summer Music Fest

While summer is winding down, Market Street Social will be heating up when it presents its first annual End-of-Summer Music Fest, August 31st through September 3rd.   The “free” festival at Radisson Corning’s outdoor dining and entertainment venue is a celebration of the area’s vibrant music scene, with four days of local artists as well as games, activities, and summer foods and drinks.  In addition, there will be daily fundraising opportunities for the United Way of the Southern Tier, the beneficiary which is dedicated to taking care of people who need food or shelter.  This charitable effort for United Way will also coincide with the inauguration of the hotel’s voluntary employee donation program.  

The Music and Food
End-of-Summer Music Fest will kick off daily with an opening act before the nightly headliner takes the stage followed by a chill unplugged session under the stars to close things out (schedule follows below – on Aug 31 only a headliner will perform).   Besides the tunes, Executive Chef Bill Winnie will satisfy those insatiable summer appetites each day by manning the outdoor grill and personally cooking up a selection of sliders, Italian sausage, and chicken skewers to go along with other event F&B specials like flatbread pizzas, pretzel rods with cheddar beer sauce, and steamed clams as well as an assortment of refreshing adult slushies and buckets of beer.  Guests are also invited to further lean into summer nostalgia by cozying around Market Street Social’s firepits and trying their hand at roasting S’mores while the music plays on.  Market Street Social’s full contemporary American, farm-driven menu and beverage list will be available upon request too.  

The Activities and Accommodations 
When it comes to gaming, End-of-Summer Music Fest is pulling out all the stops.  Cornhole, Giant Jenga, Giant Connect 4, Bocce Ball, and Croquet will be among the various friendly tournaments running all weekend on Market Street Social’s sprawling lawns.  For $1, guests can purchase raffle tickets benefitting the event’s designated charity partner, United Way of the Southern Tier, for a chance at hand selected bottles of wine by the hotel’s Food & Beverage Director Will Bradley.   Also outside on the lawns will be free pre-fest yoga classes (with a donation to United Way) on Saturday and Sunday from 2 pm to 3 pm followed by complimentary mimosas.  To top it off, for all those who’d like to make it a multi-day experience, the Radisson is offering an End-of-Summer staycation package that includes guestroom accommodations with full breakfast for two, specialty cocktails for two, and S’mores kits they could enjoy together at Market Street Social.  

Music Fest Line Up:

Thur, Aug 31:     
6pm to 9pm Virgil Cain

Fri, Sept 1:    
5pm to 6 pm Brian Moore 
6pm to 9pm Can't Count Trio
9pm to 10pm Late Night with Lee

Sat, Sept 2:    
5pm to 6 pm Opening act TBD
6pm to 9pm Mike Gianonne
9pm to 10pm Late Night with Lee

Sun, Sept 3:    
4pm to 6pm Kenny Ende
6pm to 9pm Sam Swanson
 

Soft People chicken + chick doll
September '23 Gallery Night at Grayhaven Motel

Opening reception!

Join us on 9/1 from 4-7pm in celebrating + viewing new work from local legend, Loretta Louviere (formerly Loretta Pompilio) of Viva Loretta! From the dolls of her 1979 published pattern book, Soft People, to her whimsical paintings and other wildly creative endeavors, Loretta's work continues to spark joy and wonder in folks of all ages. Don't miss this show!

Exhibited in Grayhaven Motel's guest lounge through the month of September.

Billsboro Winery First Friday
Billsboro Winery: Live Music with Meyer & McGuire (FREE)

Join us for First Fridays, a monthly event happening on, you guessed it - the first Friday of every month!

Kick back with a glass of wine and enjoy live music by Meyer & McGuire.

No need to make a reservation or worry about a cover charge - this event is free and open to all. So gather your friends or come solo to kickstart the weekend!

Flowers
Art Exhibition - Suzanne M. Lachman

Glen Park Vineyards and the Tioga Arts Council (TAC) have teamed up to bring you an exhibition of paintings by local artist Suzanne M. Lachman.  Come enjoy the beauty of Suzanne's work in a beautiful winery!

For additional information, contact Christina Di Stefano at tiogaartscouncil@gmail.com or Glen Park Vineyards at owegowineco@gmail.com

Image featuring pumpkins by: Peter Carter, James Geekie, Kyle Landin, Tom Ryder, and Kalli Snodgrass.
Glass Farmers Market

Enjoy a full fall display, where you can choose from thousands of glass pumpkins, acorns, gourds, and more. You’ll find the best in handmade glass, ready to be picked and perfect for adorning your fall table.

An award winning banjo player and cherished songwriter, Benny lives up to the truest form of folk music – made by the folks, for the folks.
Live Music at Hunt Country Vineyards by Benny Bleu

When weather permits, performances will take place on our covered porch where music can be enjoyed from our tasting room, porch seating, and lawn seating.  Or, feel free to bring a picnic blanket or folding chairs for set up on the lawn.  In inclement weather, the show will go on in our Tasting Room.  

Reservations for tastings are highly recommended, but not required.  Make your reservations at https://www.huntwines.com/Visit-Us-At-Hunt-Country. 
Wines can also be purchased in our tasting room by the glass or by the bottle as well.  

Picnic items include local cheeses, breads by Blue Heron Bakery, salamis, ferments, olives, nuts, popcorn, pretzels, chips, crackers, pesto, specialty mustards, Hedonist chocolates, grape candy, etc...  We also offer local canned beer, kombucha, bottled soda, iced teas, and sparkling water. 

Event Date Between
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03
Aug 2023
Bring your worn items and your creativity to delve into visible mending techniques and revive your wardrobe. Thursday evenings 6:30 - 8 PM
38 W Market St
6:30 pm
(607)-654-7383
03
Aug 2023
This is our most popular class! You'll learn basic paddling skills on the land, and then paddle around the North end of Canandaigua Lake.
811 S Main St
6 PM
(585)-200-7209
04
Aug 2023
Join us for First Fridays, a monthly event happening on, you guessed it - the first Friday of every month! Kick back with a glass of wine and enjoy live music by Cool Club 3.
4760 W Lake Rd
5:00pm
(315)-789-9538
05
Aug 2023
Another year older, another reason to celebrate! Hosmer Winery was founded in 1985 on the principle that great wine begins in the vineyard.
7020 Route 89
1pm
(607)-869-3393
05
Aug 2023
Brookton Cemetery
9 a.m.
05
Aug 2023
When weather permits, performances will take place on our covered porch where music can be enjoyed from our tasting room, porch seating, and lawn seating.  Or, feel free to bring a picnic blanket or folding chairs for
4021 Italy Hill Rd.
1:30
(315)-595-2812
05
Aug 2023
Thru
01
Oct 2023
Dora Donovan Opening Reception Saturday, August 5, 2023. 7-9pm Trumansburg Conservatory of Fine Arts Exhibit will run in the Main Gallery through October 1, 2023
5 McLallen St.
7pm
(607)-387-5939
06
Aug 2023
Our Music & Mimosas series is underway! Join us Sunday, August 6th from 1-4 pm for live music from Tribal Revival Duo: Marc & Tom. Choose from our various seasonal mimosa flavors to pair with their music!
7020 State Route 89
1pm
(607)-869-3393
06
Aug 2023
Join us every Sunday in summer for the eclectic and amazing music from Fabi World Music Summer Duo featuring Martini.
4704 NY-414
1:00 PM
06
Aug 2023
7606 North Ontario Street
2:00 pm
(315)-483-4936