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WHILE MOST PUBLIC EVENTS WERE CANCELED IN 2020 DUE TO COVID-19 CONCERNS, WE DO LOOK FORWARD TO WELCOMING BACK THESE SIGNATURE EVENTS FOR 2021!

 

There are a number of great annual festivals and events throughout the Finger Lakes every year. Finger Lakes events showcase the rich character of our communities year-round.

The Finger Lakes is famous for great wines, and how could you have wine without cheese? Be sure to visit the Finger Lakes Cheese Festival to find the perfect cheeses to beautifully accompany the wine that best suites your palette. 

Need to work off the wine and cheese? Have no fear! The Finger Lakes proudly presents the Wineglass Marathon that was named a top destination and must-do marathon by Livestrong, Active Times, and others, the Wineglass course is a fast, flat, and scenic point-to-point course through the southern Finger Lakes, and a Boston Marathon qualifier race.

GlassFest in Corning celebrates the long history of glass and glassmaking in Corning, with many events held in Corning’s Gaffer District and at the Corning Museum of Glass. Looking for out of the box unique celebrations of music, art, and more? Don’t miss the Rochester Fringe Festival celebrating the not so mainstream art of the ‘fringes’. More music abounds at the Geneva Music Festival with music and the arts taking place with celebrations around the Finger Lakes in various towns and communities.

Look below to find the biggest, annual events in the Finger Lakes that pique your interest and give you the flavor of what the region has to offer!

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Events for December 1, 2021 x
MARS BASE EAGLE AT WINGS OF EAGLES
MARS has landed at Wings of Eagles Discovery Center

MARS has landed at Wings of Eagles Discovery Center featuring 2 NEW MARS-BASED ESCAPE ROOMS!

Opening during Covid-19  on Fridays - Sundays 10:00am - 3:00pm for the museum with introductory tours through our new Mars Habitat, MARS BASE EAGLE featuring 2 exciting Mars-based ESCAPE ROOMS

Information and scheduling of Escape Rooms https://mars.wingsofeagles.com/

 

 

 

Holiday Feast made out of glass
Glass Holiday Feast

Stop in to see a festive holiday meal inspired by the warmth and kinship shared at tables throughout the holiday season.

Created by the Hot Glass Demo team, the holiday feast features meal staples like turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, and green beans. Each year the feast grows as gaffers create and bring their favorite dishes to the table.

Colorful glass ornament tree
Holiday Ornament Tree

In 2008, the first annual Holiday Ornament Tree showcased more than 600 ornaments handmade by our Hot Glass Show staff. The tree was eight feet tall and four feet in diameter at the bottom. The next year, the tree grew to 14 feet tall, with more than 2,000 glass ornaments made by Museum glassmakers.

The Museum's glittering ornament tree has now become a holiday tradition — the perfect background for an annual holiday photo. The tree is joined by other wonders in glass, including a holiday meal made entirely of glass, as well as a life-sized glass snowperson family. 

You can’t buy the ornaments on these trees, but you can Make Your Own Glass Ornament, year-round, at The Studio.

event logo for holiday shopping spree
2021 Holiday Shopping Spree

Here’s a quick rundown on how this event will work, but please see below for further details, explanations, and event tidbits:

  • Event days are November 20 and 21 & December 4 and 5, from 10 am to 5 pm.
  • Tickets are sold only in bundles of 4 to maximize available space and keep all parties (regardless of vaccination status) safe, $275 + tax and service fees. No exceptions.
  • This is a one-day event, with 2 weekends and multiple dates to choose from. Tickets will only be honored on their specified date, with no exceptions or exchanges.
  • Ticket price includes 6 wineries, with food and wine samples served at each.
  • Ticket price also includes a souvenir wine glass for each of the 4 people, plus 2 Cayuga Lake Wine Trail serving boards to take home.
  • Multiple itineraries are available to choose from. Quantities of each are limited and cannot be increased. Click here to see all itineraries in one spot to help you choose one.
  • You must stick to your chosen itinerary: Early or late arrivals at each winery will only be accommodated if space permits. You also cannot stray from your purchased itinerary. If you aren’t on their list, they will not allow you in.
  • Wineries reserve the right to refuse service to intoxicated customers, or those arriving too far outside of their designated time slot.
  • We are always following current NYS guidelines, which can change at any moment. As of right now (10/1/21), masks are not mandated by the state, but each business is given the ability to make their own rules. Some will require masks, some will not. Please bring it and be prepared to wear it when asked.
  • No pets, please.
A Glass Tree of Life Menorah
Tree of Life Menorah

The Tree of Life Menorah brings together fine leaves, sturdy branches, a thick tree trunk, and an intricate system of roots—all made possible through flameworked glass shaped over a 4,000°F torch.

The menorah is a prominent symbol in the Jewish faith and plays a central role in the celebration of Hanukkah. Likewise, the “Tree of Life” carries different meanings across faiths, but holds special meaning in Judaism for its connection to the Torah, the Jewish people’s most sacred text. Genesis, the first book of the Torah, locates the “Tree of Life” at the heart of the Garden of Eden (2.4–3:24), and Proverbs 3:18 teaches: “[The Torah] is a tree of life to those who hold her close.”

For many, the tree represents growth, stability, and fertility, as well as hope for and connection to future generations. The extensive roots and intertwined branches illustrate family connections.

Glass candles with flames were also created and will be added each day of Hanukkah.

The Tree of Life Menorah was developed in partnership with Rabbi Todd Markley of Temple Beth Shalom, Needham, MA.

Kwanzaa Setting made out of glass
Kwanzaa Setting

The kinara, Swahili for candleholder, holds seven candles—three red on the left, three green on the right, and a single black candle in the middle—that represent the seven principles that are the foundation of the African-American celebration Kwanzaa. As a new candle is lit each day, families discuss one principle’s importance and how it fosters community amongst African-Americans.

The glass kinara represents a bridge spanning generations of African-American people, and a waterfall cascades behind it to symbolize how they all flow together. In this setting is a Kikombe cha Umoja (Unity Cup) signifying the gathering of family in celebration of a rich heritage. Behind the scene, a mirror invites the onlooker to see their reflection and contemplate what Umoja means to them.

Kwanzaa Setting was designed by Jonathan Rowe of Horseheads, New York, and the Rowe Family guided and assisted the Museum’s Hot Glass Demo Team in creating the piece. The collaboration grew out of discussions of Kwanzaa principles, African-American history, and the state of race relations in the United States. One key principle surfaced in those conversations as the focal point for discussions of family, community, and the issues at hand: Umoja, or “Unity.”

Waitress logo
WAITRESS

Clemens Center’s 2021-2022 Broadway Series presents

WAITRESS

Tuesday – Wednesday, November 30 – December 1, 2021 at 7:30 pm*

 

Tickets:$67/$62/$52/$37.
Processing and facility maintenance fees apply. 

Group Rates available for 10 or more – please inquire

For tickets, call 607-734-8191 or 800-724-0159; or visit ClemensCenter.org. 

 

“It’s an empowering musical of the highest order!” raves the Chicago Tribune.  Don’t miss this uplifting and hilarious  musical celebrating friendship, motherhood, and the magic of a well-made pie.

Meet Jenna, a waitress and expert pie-maker who dreams of a way out of her small town and rocky marriage. Pouring her heart into her pies, she crafts desserts that mirror her topsy-turvy life such as “The Key (Lime) to Happiness Pie” and “Betrayed By My Eggs Pie.” When a baking contest in a nearby county — and a satisfying encounter with someone new — show Jenna a chance at a fresh start, she must find the courage to seize it. Change is on the menu, as long as Jenna can write her own perfectly personal recipe for happiness.

Brought to life by a groundbreaking all-female creative team, this hilarious hit Broadway musical features original music and lyrics by Grammy® Award winner Sara Bareilles (“Brave,” “Love Song”), a book by acclaimed screenwriter Jessie Nelson (I Am Sam), original choreography by Lorin Latarro (Les Liaisons DangereusesWaiting For Godot), recreated by tour choreographer Abbey O’Brien and original direction by Tony Award® winner Diane Paulus (Hair, Pippin), recreated by tour director Susanna Wolk.

“WAITRESS is a little slice of heaven!” says Entertainment Weekly, and is “sweet, sassy and passionate,” according to New York Magazine.

Learn more at WaitressMusical.com

 

The Clemens Center will follow all NYS guidelines for operation at the time of the performances.
*Dates/time/program/protocols subject to change.

sunset with text
FREE Live Music Wednesday Nights at Ventosa 5-8pm

Wednesday's live music at Ventosa is back from 6-9pm with a BOGO happy hour from 5-6pm! Cafe Toscana serving until 8pm. Call to reserve your table on our terrace as it fills up quickly (315)719-0000 (leave a message if no answer). See our website for artist line-up: www.VentosaVineyards.com/events 

A photograph of Eric Goldschmidt
Bring the Heat | Eric Goldschmidt Live Streamed Demonstration

In our live demo series, Bring the Heat, join us for a live stream of glass artists demonstrating their expertise and skillful execution while “in the zone.”

During each demo, an artist will present a personal design they’ve worked to perfect, and they will be live on the mic to narrate as they work—a rarity for live artist demonstrations and a first at the Museum.

Check back soon for more information about this demo. 

Events for December 2, 2021 x
MARS BASE EAGLE AT WINGS OF EAGLES
MARS has landed at Wings of Eagles Discovery Center

MARS has landed at Wings of Eagles Discovery Center featuring 2 NEW MARS-BASED ESCAPE ROOMS!

Opening during Covid-19  on Fridays - Sundays 10:00am - 3:00pm for the museum with introductory tours through our new Mars Habitat, MARS BASE EAGLE featuring 2 exciting Mars-based ESCAPE ROOMS

Information and scheduling of Escape Rooms https://mars.wingsofeagles.com/

 

 

 

Holiday Feast made out of glass
Glass Holiday Feast

Stop in to see a festive holiday meal inspired by the warmth and kinship shared at tables throughout the holiday season.

Created by the Hot Glass Demo team, the holiday feast features meal staples like turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, and green beans. Each year the feast grows as gaffers create and bring their favorite dishes to the table.

Colorful glass ornament tree
Holiday Ornament Tree

In 2008, the first annual Holiday Ornament Tree showcased more than 600 ornaments handmade by our Hot Glass Show staff. The tree was eight feet tall and four feet in diameter at the bottom. The next year, the tree grew to 14 feet tall, with more than 2,000 glass ornaments made by Museum glassmakers.

The Museum's glittering ornament tree has now become a holiday tradition — the perfect background for an annual holiday photo. The tree is joined by other wonders in glass, including a holiday meal made entirely of glass, as well as a life-sized glass snowperson family. 

You can’t buy the ornaments on these trees, but you can Make Your Own Glass Ornament, year-round, at The Studio.

event logo for holiday shopping spree
2021 Holiday Shopping Spree

Here’s a quick rundown on how this event will work, but please see below for further details, explanations, and event tidbits:

  • Event days are November 20 and 21 & December 4 and 5, from 10 am to 5 pm.
  • Tickets are sold only in bundles of 4 to maximize available space and keep all parties (regardless of vaccination status) safe, $275 + tax and service fees. No exceptions.
  • This is a one-day event, with 2 weekends and multiple dates to choose from. Tickets will only be honored on their specified date, with no exceptions or exchanges.
  • Ticket price includes 6 wineries, with food and wine samples served at each.
  • Ticket price also includes a souvenir wine glass for each of the 4 people, plus 2 Cayuga Lake Wine Trail serving boards to take home.
  • Multiple itineraries are available to choose from. Quantities of each are limited and cannot be increased. Click here to see all itineraries in one spot to help you choose one.
  • You must stick to your chosen itinerary: Early or late arrivals at each winery will only be accommodated if space permits. You also cannot stray from your purchased itinerary. If you aren’t on their list, they will not allow you in.
  • Wineries reserve the right to refuse service to intoxicated customers, or those arriving too far outside of their designated time slot.
  • We are always following current NYS guidelines, which can change at any moment. As of right now (10/1/21), masks are not mandated by the state, but each business is given the ability to make their own rules. Some will require masks, some will not. Please bring it and be prepared to wear it when asked.
  • No pets, please.
A Glass Tree of Life Menorah
Tree of Life Menorah

The Tree of Life Menorah brings together fine leaves, sturdy branches, a thick tree trunk, and an intricate system of roots—all made possible through flameworked glass shaped over a 4,000°F torch.

The menorah is a prominent symbol in the Jewish faith and plays a central role in the celebration of Hanukkah. Likewise, the “Tree of Life” carries different meanings across faiths, but holds special meaning in Judaism for its connection to the Torah, the Jewish people’s most sacred text. Genesis, the first book of the Torah, locates the “Tree of Life” at the heart of the Garden of Eden (2.4–3:24), and Proverbs 3:18 teaches: “[The Torah] is a tree of life to those who hold her close.”

For many, the tree represents growth, stability, and fertility, as well as hope for and connection to future generations. The extensive roots and intertwined branches illustrate family connections.

Glass candles with flames were also created and will be added each day of Hanukkah.

The Tree of Life Menorah was developed in partnership with Rabbi Todd Markley of Temple Beth Shalom, Needham, MA.

Kwanzaa Setting made out of glass
Kwanzaa Setting

The kinara, Swahili for candleholder, holds seven candles—three red on the left, three green on the right, and a single black candle in the middle—that represent the seven principles that are the foundation of the African-American celebration Kwanzaa. As a new candle is lit each day, families discuss one principle’s importance and how it fosters community amongst African-Americans.

The glass kinara represents a bridge spanning generations of African-American people, and a waterfall cascades behind it to symbolize how they all flow together. In this setting is a Kikombe cha Umoja (Unity Cup) signifying the gathering of family in celebration of a rich heritage. Behind the scene, a mirror invites the onlooker to see their reflection and contemplate what Umoja means to them.

Kwanzaa Setting was designed by Jonathan Rowe of Horseheads, New York, and the Rowe Family guided and assisted the Museum’s Hot Glass Demo Team in creating the piece. The collaboration grew out of discussions of Kwanzaa principles, African-American history, and the state of race relations in the United States. One key principle surfaced in those conversations as the focal point for discussions of family, community, and the issues at hand: Umoja, or “Unity.”

sunset with text
FREE Live Music Wednesday Nights at Ventosa 5-8pm

Wednesday's live music at Ventosa is back from 6-9pm with a BOGO happy hour from 5-6pm! Cafe Toscana serving until 8pm. Call to reserve your table on our terrace as it fills up quickly (315)719-0000 (leave a message if no answer). See our website for artist line-up: www.VentosaVineyards.com/events 

Events for December 3, 2021 x
MARS BASE EAGLE AT WINGS OF EAGLES
MARS has landed at Wings of Eagles Discovery Center

MARS has landed at Wings of Eagles Discovery Center featuring 2 NEW MARS-BASED ESCAPE ROOMS!

Opening during Covid-19  on Fridays - Sundays 10:00am - 3:00pm for the museum with introductory tours through our new Mars Habitat, MARS BASE EAGLE featuring 2 exciting Mars-based ESCAPE ROOMS

Information and scheduling of Escape Rooms https://mars.wingsofeagles.com/

 

 

 

Holiday Feast made out of glass
Glass Holiday Feast

Stop in to see a festive holiday meal inspired by the warmth and kinship shared at tables throughout the holiday season.

Created by the Hot Glass Demo team, the holiday feast features meal staples like turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, and green beans. Each year the feast grows as gaffers create and bring their favorite dishes to the table.

Colorful glass ornament tree
Holiday Ornament Tree

In 2008, the first annual Holiday Ornament Tree showcased more than 600 ornaments handmade by our Hot Glass Show staff. The tree was eight feet tall and four feet in diameter at the bottom. The next year, the tree grew to 14 feet tall, with more than 2,000 glass ornaments made by Museum glassmakers.

The Museum's glittering ornament tree has now become a holiday tradition — the perfect background for an annual holiday photo. The tree is joined by other wonders in glass, including a holiday meal made entirely of glass, as well as a life-sized glass snowperson family. 

You can’t buy the ornaments on these trees, but you can Make Your Own Glass Ornament, year-round, at The Studio.

event logo for holiday shopping spree
2021 Holiday Shopping Spree

Here’s a quick rundown on how this event will work, but please see below for further details, explanations, and event tidbits:

  • Event days are November 20 and 21 & December 4 and 5, from 10 am to 5 pm.
  • Tickets are sold only in bundles of 4 to maximize available space and keep all parties (regardless of vaccination status) safe, $275 + tax and service fees. No exceptions.
  • This is a one-day event, with 2 weekends and multiple dates to choose from. Tickets will only be honored on their specified date, with no exceptions or exchanges.
  • Ticket price includes 6 wineries, with food and wine samples served at each.
  • Ticket price also includes a souvenir wine glass for each of the 4 people, plus 2 Cayuga Lake Wine Trail serving boards to take home.
  • Multiple itineraries are available to choose from. Quantities of each are limited and cannot be increased. Click here to see all itineraries in one spot to help you choose one.
  • You must stick to your chosen itinerary: Early or late arrivals at each winery will only be accommodated if space permits. You also cannot stray from your purchased itinerary. If you aren’t on their list, they will not allow you in.
  • Wineries reserve the right to refuse service to intoxicated customers, or those arriving too far outside of their designated time slot.
  • We are always following current NYS guidelines, which can change at any moment. As of right now (10/1/21), masks are not mandated by the state, but each business is given the ability to make their own rules. Some will require masks, some will not. Please bring it and be prepared to wear it when asked.
  • No pets, please.
A Glass Tree of Life Menorah
Tree of Life Menorah

The Tree of Life Menorah brings together fine leaves, sturdy branches, a thick tree trunk, and an intricate system of roots—all made possible through flameworked glass shaped over a 4,000°F torch.

The menorah is a prominent symbol in the Jewish faith and plays a central role in the celebration of Hanukkah. Likewise, the “Tree of Life” carries different meanings across faiths, but holds special meaning in Judaism for its connection to the Torah, the Jewish people’s most sacred text. Genesis, the first book of the Torah, locates the “Tree of Life” at the heart of the Garden of Eden (2.4–3:24), and Proverbs 3:18 teaches: “[The Torah] is a tree of life to those who hold her close.”

For many, the tree represents growth, stability, and fertility, as well as hope for and connection to future generations. The extensive roots and intertwined branches illustrate family connections.

Glass candles with flames were also created and will be added each day of Hanukkah.

The Tree of Life Menorah was developed in partnership with Rabbi Todd Markley of Temple Beth Shalom, Needham, MA.

Kwanzaa Setting made out of glass
Kwanzaa Setting

The kinara, Swahili for candleholder, holds seven candles—three red on the left, three green on the right, and a single black candle in the middle—that represent the seven principles that are the foundation of the African-American celebration Kwanzaa. As a new candle is lit each day, families discuss one principle’s importance and how it fosters community amongst African-Americans.

The glass kinara represents a bridge spanning generations of African-American people, and a waterfall cascades behind it to symbolize how they all flow together. In this setting is a Kikombe cha Umoja (Unity Cup) signifying the gathering of family in celebration of a rich heritage. Behind the scene, a mirror invites the onlooker to see their reflection and contemplate what Umoja means to them.

Kwanzaa Setting was designed by Jonathan Rowe of Horseheads, New York, and the Rowe Family guided and assisted the Museum’s Hot Glass Demo Team in creating the piece. The collaboration grew out of discussions of Kwanzaa principles, African-American history, and the state of race relations in the United States. One key principle surfaced in those conversations as the focal point for discussions of family, community, and the issues at hand: Umoja, or “Unity.”

sunset with text
FREE Live Music Wednesday Nights at Ventosa 5-8pm

Wednesday's live music at Ventosa is back from 6-9pm with a BOGO happy hour from 5-6pm! Cafe Toscana serving until 8pm. Call to reserve your table on our terrace as it fills up quickly (315)719-0000 (leave a message if no answer). See our website for artist line-up: www.VentosaVineyards.com/events 

Events for December 4, 2021 x
MARS BASE EAGLE AT WINGS OF EAGLES
MARS has landed at Wings of Eagles Discovery Center

MARS has landed at Wings of Eagles Discovery Center featuring 2 NEW MARS-BASED ESCAPE ROOMS!

Opening during Covid-19  on Fridays - Sundays 10:00am - 3:00pm for the museum with introductory tours through our new Mars Habitat, MARS BASE EAGLE featuring 2 exciting Mars-based ESCAPE ROOMS

Information and scheduling of Escape Rooms https://mars.wingsofeagles.com/

 

 

 

Holiday Feast made out of glass
Glass Holiday Feast

Stop in to see a festive holiday meal inspired by the warmth and kinship shared at tables throughout the holiday season.

Created by the Hot Glass Demo team, the holiday feast features meal staples like turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, and green beans. Each year the feast grows as gaffers create and bring their favorite dishes to the table.

Colorful glass ornament tree
Holiday Ornament Tree

In 2008, the first annual Holiday Ornament Tree showcased more than 600 ornaments handmade by our Hot Glass Show staff. The tree was eight feet tall and four feet in diameter at the bottom. The next year, the tree grew to 14 feet tall, with more than 2,000 glass ornaments made by Museum glassmakers.

The Museum's glittering ornament tree has now become a holiday tradition — the perfect background for an annual holiday photo. The tree is joined by other wonders in glass, including a holiday meal made entirely of glass, as well as a life-sized glass snowperson family. 

You can’t buy the ornaments on these trees, but you can Make Your Own Glass Ornament, year-round, at The Studio.

event logo for holiday shopping spree
2021 Holiday Shopping Spree

Here’s a quick rundown on how this event will work, but please see below for further details, explanations, and event tidbits:

  • Event days are November 20 and 21 & December 4 and 5, from 10 am to 5 pm.
  • Tickets are sold only in bundles of 4 to maximize available space and keep all parties (regardless of vaccination status) safe, $275 + tax and service fees. No exceptions.
  • This is a one-day event, with 2 weekends and multiple dates to choose from. Tickets will only be honored on their specified date, with no exceptions or exchanges.
  • Ticket price includes 6 wineries, with food and wine samples served at each.
  • Ticket price also includes a souvenir wine glass for each of the 4 people, plus 2 Cayuga Lake Wine Trail serving boards to take home.
  • Multiple itineraries are available to choose from. Quantities of each are limited and cannot be increased. Click here to see all itineraries in one spot to help you choose one.
  • You must stick to your chosen itinerary: Early or late arrivals at each winery will only be accommodated if space permits. You also cannot stray from your purchased itinerary. If you aren’t on their list, they will not allow you in.
  • Wineries reserve the right to refuse service to intoxicated customers, or those arriving too far outside of their designated time slot.
  • We are always following current NYS guidelines, which can change at any moment. As of right now (10/1/21), masks are not mandated by the state, but each business is given the ability to make their own rules. Some will require masks, some will not. Please bring it and be prepared to wear it when asked.
  • No pets, please.
A Glass Tree of Life Menorah
Tree of Life Menorah

The Tree of Life Menorah brings together fine leaves, sturdy branches, a thick tree trunk, and an intricate system of roots—all made possible through flameworked glass shaped over a 4,000°F torch.

The menorah is a prominent symbol in the Jewish faith and plays a central role in the celebration of Hanukkah. Likewise, the “Tree of Life” carries different meanings across faiths, but holds special meaning in Judaism for its connection to the Torah, the Jewish people’s most sacred text. Genesis, the first book of the Torah, locates the “Tree of Life” at the heart of the Garden of Eden (2.4–3:24), and Proverbs 3:18 teaches: “[The Torah] is a tree of life to those who hold her close.”

For many, the tree represents growth, stability, and fertility, as well as hope for and connection to future generations. The extensive roots and intertwined branches illustrate family connections.

Glass candles with flames were also created and will be added each day of Hanukkah.

The Tree of Life Menorah was developed in partnership with Rabbi Todd Markley of Temple Beth Shalom, Needham, MA.

Kwanzaa Setting made out of glass
Kwanzaa Setting

The kinara, Swahili for candleholder, holds seven candles—three red on the left, three green on the right, and a single black candle in the middle—that represent the seven principles that are the foundation of the African-American celebration Kwanzaa. As a new candle is lit each day, families discuss one principle’s importance and how it fosters community amongst African-Americans.

The glass kinara represents a bridge spanning generations of African-American people, and a waterfall cascades behind it to symbolize how they all flow together. In this setting is a Kikombe cha Umoja (Unity Cup) signifying the gathering of family in celebration of a rich heritage. Behind the scene, a mirror invites the onlooker to see their reflection and contemplate what Umoja means to them.

Kwanzaa Setting was designed by Jonathan Rowe of Horseheads, New York, and the Rowe Family guided and assisted the Museum’s Hot Glass Demo Team in creating the piece. The collaboration grew out of discussions of Kwanzaa principles, African-American history, and the state of race relations in the United States. One key principle surfaced in those conversations as the focal point for discussions of family, community, and the issues at hand: Umoja, or “Unity.”

Colorful glass ornaments
Holiday Open House

Free admission, craft activities, seasonal fun, and special glassmaking experiences kick off the holiday season. Plus, Mr. and Mrs. Claus will be making a special visit to the Museum to greet guests throughout the day.

*Masks are required for unvaccinated guests and we request ALL guests wear masks regardless of vaccination status--especially when social distancing is not possible. Certain activities require masks for all participants, as indicated below.

Live Animals on Site for Class!
Project-based Learning: Intro to Animals (Live animals on site)

Into to Animals (Live Animals will be on site during this class)

In this class students in grades K-9th will learn that animals are a diverse group of organisms that make up the kingdom known as Animalia. They are a very familiar group of organisms and are the very kingdom of life that humans belong to. In this introduction to animals we will cover the difference between vertebrate and invertebrate animals and introduce a range of animals from both groups.

Students will gain hands on experiences with various animals. https://checkout.square.site/merchant/MLA6BKMZXDVP9/checkout/IWKTNYB55NP564V4TFTCM3VU

sunset with text
FREE Live Music Wednesday Nights at Ventosa 5-8pm

Wednesday's live music at Ventosa is back from 6-9pm with a BOGO happy hour from 5-6pm! Cafe Toscana serving until 8pm. Call to reserve your table on our terrace as it fills up quickly (315)719-0000 (leave a message if no answer). See our website for artist line-up: www.VentosaVineyards.com/events 

Events for December 5, 2021 x
MARS BASE EAGLE AT WINGS OF EAGLES
MARS has landed at Wings of Eagles Discovery Center

MARS has landed at Wings of Eagles Discovery Center featuring 2 NEW MARS-BASED ESCAPE ROOMS!

Opening during Covid-19  on Fridays - Sundays 10:00am - 3:00pm for the museum with introductory tours through our new Mars Habitat, MARS BASE EAGLE featuring 2 exciting Mars-based ESCAPE ROOMS

Information and scheduling of Escape Rooms https://mars.wingsofeagles.com/

 

 

 

Holiday Feast made out of glass
Glass Holiday Feast

Stop in to see a festive holiday meal inspired by the warmth and kinship shared at tables throughout the holiday season.

Created by the Hot Glass Demo team, the holiday feast features meal staples like turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, and green beans. Each year the feast grows as gaffers create and bring their favorite dishes to the table.

Colorful glass ornament tree
Holiday Ornament Tree

In 2008, the first annual Holiday Ornament Tree showcased more than 600 ornaments handmade by our Hot Glass Show staff. The tree was eight feet tall and four feet in diameter at the bottom. The next year, the tree grew to 14 feet tall, with more than 2,000 glass ornaments made by Museum glassmakers.

The Museum's glittering ornament tree has now become a holiday tradition — the perfect background for an annual holiday photo. The tree is joined by other wonders in glass, including a holiday meal made entirely of glass, as well as a life-sized glass snowperson family. 

You can’t buy the ornaments on these trees, but you can Make Your Own Glass Ornament, year-round, at The Studio.

event logo for holiday shopping spree
2021 Holiday Shopping Spree

Here’s a quick rundown on how this event will work, but please see below for further details, explanations, and event tidbits:

  • Event days are November 20 and 21 & December 4 and 5, from 10 am to 5 pm.
  • Tickets are sold only in bundles of 4 to maximize available space and keep all parties (regardless of vaccination status) safe, $275 + tax and service fees. No exceptions.
  • This is a one-day event, with 2 weekends and multiple dates to choose from. Tickets will only be honored on their specified date, with no exceptions or exchanges.
  • Ticket price includes 6 wineries, with food and wine samples served at each.
  • Ticket price also includes a souvenir wine glass for each of the 4 people, plus 2 Cayuga Lake Wine Trail serving boards to take home.
  • Multiple itineraries are available to choose from. Quantities of each are limited and cannot be increased. Click here to see all itineraries in one spot to help you choose one.
  • You must stick to your chosen itinerary: Early or late arrivals at each winery will only be accommodated if space permits. You also cannot stray from your purchased itinerary. If you aren’t on their list, they will not allow you in.
  • Wineries reserve the right to refuse service to intoxicated customers, or those arriving too far outside of their designated time slot.
  • We are always following current NYS guidelines, which can change at any moment. As of right now (10/1/21), masks are not mandated by the state, but each business is given the ability to make their own rules. Some will require masks, some will not. Please bring it and be prepared to wear it when asked.
  • No pets, please.
A Glass Tree of Life Menorah
Tree of Life Menorah

The Tree of Life Menorah brings together fine leaves, sturdy branches, a thick tree trunk, and an intricate system of roots—all made possible through flameworked glass shaped over a 4,000°F torch.

The menorah is a prominent symbol in the Jewish faith and plays a central role in the celebration of Hanukkah. Likewise, the “Tree of Life” carries different meanings across faiths, but holds special meaning in Judaism for its connection to the Torah, the Jewish people’s most sacred text. Genesis, the first book of the Torah, locates the “Tree of Life” at the heart of the Garden of Eden (2.4–3:24), and Proverbs 3:18 teaches: “[The Torah] is a tree of life to those who hold her close.”

For many, the tree represents growth, stability, and fertility, as well as hope for and connection to future generations. The extensive roots and intertwined branches illustrate family connections.

Glass candles with flames were also created and will be added each day of Hanukkah.

The Tree of Life Menorah was developed in partnership with Rabbi Todd Markley of Temple Beth Shalom, Needham, MA.

Kwanzaa Setting made out of glass
Kwanzaa Setting

The kinara, Swahili for candleholder, holds seven candles—three red on the left, three green on the right, and a single black candle in the middle—that represent the seven principles that are the foundation of the African-American celebration Kwanzaa. As a new candle is lit each day, families discuss one principle’s importance and how it fosters community amongst African-Americans.

The glass kinara represents a bridge spanning generations of African-American people, and a waterfall cascades behind it to symbolize how they all flow together. In this setting is a Kikombe cha Umoja (Unity Cup) signifying the gathering of family in celebration of a rich heritage. Behind the scene, a mirror invites the onlooker to see their reflection and contemplate what Umoja means to them.

Kwanzaa Setting was designed by Jonathan Rowe of Horseheads, New York, and the Rowe Family guided and assisted the Museum’s Hot Glass Demo Team in creating the piece. The collaboration grew out of discussions of Kwanzaa principles, African-American history, and the state of race relations in the United States. One key principle surfaced in those conversations as the focal point for discussions of family, community, and the issues at hand: Umoja, or “Unity.”

Colorful glass ornaments
Holiday Open House

Free admission, craft activities, seasonal fun, and special glassmaking experiences kick off the holiday season. Plus, Mr. and Mrs. Claus will be making a special visit to the Museum to greet guests throughout the day.

*Masks are required for unvaccinated guests and we request ALL guests wear masks regardless of vaccination status--especially when social distancing is not possible. Certain activities require masks for all participants, as indicated below.

sunset with text
FREE Live Music Wednesday Nights at Ventosa 5-8pm

Wednesday's live music at Ventosa is back from 6-9pm with a BOGO happy hour from 5-6pm! Cafe Toscana serving until 8pm. Call to reserve your table on our terrace as it fills up quickly (315)719-0000 (leave a message if no answer). See our website for artist line-up: www.VentosaVineyards.com/events 

Events for December 6, 2021 x
MARS BASE EAGLE AT WINGS OF EAGLES
MARS has landed at Wings of Eagles Discovery Center

MARS has landed at Wings of Eagles Discovery Center featuring 2 NEW MARS-BASED ESCAPE ROOMS!

Opening during Covid-19  on Fridays - Sundays 10:00am - 3:00pm for the museum with introductory tours through our new Mars Habitat, MARS BASE EAGLE featuring 2 exciting Mars-based ESCAPE ROOMS

Information and scheduling of Escape Rooms https://mars.wingsofeagles.com/

 

 

 

Holiday Feast made out of glass
Glass Holiday Feast

Stop in to see a festive holiday meal inspired by the warmth and kinship shared at tables throughout the holiday season.

Created by the Hot Glass Demo team, the holiday feast features meal staples like turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, and green beans. Each year the feast grows as gaffers create and bring their favorite dishes to the table.

Colorful glass ornament tree
Holiday Ornament Tree

In 2008, the first annual Holiday Ornament Tree showcased more than 600 ornaments handmade by our Hot Glass Show staff. The tree was eight feet tall and four feet in diameter at the bottom. The next year, the tree grew to 14 feet tall, with more than 2,000 glass ornaments made by Museum glassmakers.

The Museum's glittering ornament tree has now become a holiday tradition — the perfect background for an annual holiday photo. The tree is joined by other wonders in glass, including a holiday meal made entirely of glass, as well as a life-sized glass snowperson family. 

You can’t buy the ornaments on these trees, but you can Make Your Own Glass Ornament, year-round, at The Studio.

A Glass Tree of Life Menorah
Tree of Life Menorah

The Tree of Life Menorah brings together fine leaves, sturdy branches, a thick tree trunk, and an intricate system of roots—all made possible through flameworked glass shaped over a 4,000°F torch.

The menorah is a prominent symbol in the Jewish faith and plays a central role in the celebration of Hanukkah. Likewise, the “Tree of Life” carries different meanings across faiths, but holds special meaning in Judaism for its connection to the Torah, the Jewish people’s most sacred text. Genesis, the first book of the Torah, locates the “Tree of Life” at the heart of the Garden of Eden (2.4–3:24), and Proverbs 3:18 teaches: “[The Torah] is a tree of life to those who hold her close.”

For many, the tree represents growth, stability, and fertility, as well as hope for and connection to future generations. The extensive roots and intertwined branches illustrate family connections.

Glass candles with flames were also created and will be added each day of Hanukkah.

The Tree of Life Menorah was developed in partnership with Rabbi Todd Markley of Temple Beth Shalom, Needham, MA.

Kwanzaa Setting made out of glass
Kwanzaa Setting

The kinara, Swahili for candleholder, holds seven candles—three red on the left, three green on the right, and a single black candle in the middle—that represent the seven principles that are the foundation of the African-American celebration Kwanzaa. As a new candle is lit each day, families discuss one principle’s importance and how it fosters community amongst African-Americans.

The glass kinara represents a bridge spanning generations of African-American people, and a waterfall cascades behind it to symbolize how they all flow together. In this setting is a Kikombe cha Umoja (Unity Cup) signifying the gathering of family in celebration of a rich heritage. Behind the scene, a mirror invites the onlooker to see their reflection and contemplate what Umoja means to them.

Kwanzaa Setting was designed by Jonathan Rowe of Horseheads, New York, and the Rowe Family guided and assisted the Museum’s Hot Glass Demo Team in creating the piece. The collaboration grew out of discussions of Kwanzaa principles, African-American history, and the state of race relations in the United States. One key principle surfaced in those conversations as the focal point for discussions of family, community, and the issues at hand: Umoja, or “Unity.”

sunset with text
FREE Live Music Wednesday Nights at Ventosa 5-8pm

Wednesday's live music at Ventosa is back from 6-9pm with a BOGO happy hour from 5-6pm! Cafe Toscana serving until 8pm. Call to reserve your table on our terrace as it fills up quickly (315)719-0000 (leave a message if no answer). See our website for artist line-up: www.VentosaVineyards.com/events 

Events for December 7, 2021 x
MARS BASE EAGLE AT WINGS OF EAGLES
MARS has landed at Wings of Eagles Discovery Center

MARS has landed at Wings of Eagles Discovery Center featuring 2 NEW MARS-BASED ESCAPE ROOMS!

Opening during Covid-19  on Fridays - Sundays 10:00am - 3:00pm for the museum with introductory tours through our new Mars Habitat, MARS BASE EAGLE featuring 2 exciting Mars-based ESCAPE ROOMS

Information and scheduling of Escape Rooms https://mars.wingsofeagles.com/

 

 

 

Holiday Feast made out of glass
Glass Holiday Feast

Stop in to see a festive holiday meal inspired by the warmth and kinship shared at tables throughout the holiday season.

Created by the Hot Glass Demo team, the holiday feast features meal staples like turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, and green beans. Each year the feast grows as gaffers create and bring their favorite dishes to the table.

Colorful glass ornament tree
Holiday Ornament Tree

In 2008, the first annual Holiday Ornament Tree showcased more than 600 ornaments handmade by our Hot Glass Show staff. The tree was eight feet tall and four feet in diameter at the bottom. The next year, the tree grew to 14 feet tall, with more than 2,000 glass ornaments made by Museum glassmakers.

The Museum's glittering ornament tree has now become a holiday tradition — the perfect background for an annual holiday photo. The tree is joined by other wonders in glass, including a holiday meal made entirely of glass, as well as a life-sized glass snowperson family. 

You can’t buy the ornaments on these trees, but you can Make Your Own Glass Ornament, year-round, at The Studio.

A Glass Tree of Life Menorah
Tree of Life Menorah

The Tree of Life Menorah brings together fine leaves, sturdy branches, a thick tree trunk, and an intricate system of roots—all made possible through flameworked glass shaped over a 4,000°F torch.

The menorah is a prominent symbol in the Jewish faith and plays a central role in the celebration of Hanukkah. Likewise, the “Tree of Life” carries different meanings across faiths, but holds special meaning in Judaism for its connection to the Torah, the Jewish people’s most sacred text. Genesis, the first book of the Torah, locates the “Tree of Life” at the heart of the Garden of Eden (2.4–3:24), and Proverbs 3:18 teaches: “[The Torah] is a tree of life to those who hold her close.”

For many, the tree represents growth, stability, and fertility, as well as hope for and connection to future generations. The extensive roots and intertwined branches illustrate family connections.

Glass candles with flames were also created and will be added each day of Hanukkah.

The Tree of Life Menorah was developed in partnership with Rabbi Todd Markley of Temple Beth Shalom, Needham, MA.

Kwanzaa Setting made out of glass
Kwanzaa Setting

The kinara, Swahili for candleholder, holds seven candles—three red on the left, three green on the right, and a single black candle in the middle—that represent the seven principles that are the foundation of the African-American celebration Kwanzaa. As a new candle is lit each day, families discuss one principle’s importance and how it fosters community amongst African-Americans.

The glass kinara represents a bridge spanning generations of African-American people, and a waterfall cascades behind it to symbolize how they all flow together. In this setting is a Kikombe cha Umoja (Unity Cup) signifying the gathering of family in celebration of a rich heritage. Behind the scene, a mirror invites the onlooker to see their reflection and contemplate what Umoja means to them.

Kwanzaa Setting was designed by Jonathan Rowe of Horseheads, New York, and the Rowe Family guided and assisted the Museum’s Hot Glass Demo Team in creating the piece. The collaboration grew out of discussions of Kwanzaa principles, African-American history, and the state of race relations in the United States. One key principle surfaced in those conversations as the focal point for discussions of family, community, and the issues at hand: Umoja, or “Unity.”

Little Red Hen image
The Little Red Hen | Virtual Event

A Clemens Center Mary Tripp Marks School-Time Series production
presented by Virginia Rep on Tour

THE LITTLE RED HEN

Available for Streaming Tuesday, December 7 – Sunday, December 19, 2021

 

Based on the traditional folk storybook with music and lyrics by Ford Flannagan.

“Who’ll help me plant the seed?” asks the plucky red hen as she begins the process that goes into making a loaf of her delicious bread. “Not us,” said the sheep, the cow, the horse, and the pig. They all have better things to do. But, “a hen’s gotta do what a hen’s gotta do,” and so our crimson heroine perseveres until her work is done. But, the tricks of the conniving fox combine with the hen’s common sense to add adventure and a sound moral lesson to this classic, feel-good, foot-stompin’ country musical.

Curriculum Ties: Folk Tales, Reading, Science, Music

Recommended for Grades Pre K – 3

Show Length: 52 minutes

 

Purchase information:

For Schools:  Cost for schools is $60/classroom.  Each class must be registered.  A fillable Order Form for Schools is available on-line at ClemensCenter.org or you may contact Janice Slocum to register.  Payment or Purchase Order must be received before the link and password will be sent.

For Homeschools and Individuals:  Cost for Homeschools and Individuals is $6/household.  A fillable Order Form for Homeschools is available on-line at ClemensCenter.org or you may contact Janice Slocum to register.  Payment must be received before the link and password will be sent.

Questions?  Please contact Janice Slocum, School-Time Coordinator at 607-733-5639 x 777 or janices@clemenscenter.org

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical logo
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical

Clemens Center presents

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical

 

Tuesday, December 7, 2021 at 7:00pm*


General Public Ticket Price: $55/$45/$35/$25
Processing and facility maintenance fees apply.

Group Rates available for 10 or more – please inquire

For tickets or more information, please call our box office at 607-734-8191 or 800-724-0159, Monday – Friday between 11:30am and 5:30pm; or

 

The beloved TV classic RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER soars off the screen and onto the stage this holiday season. Come see all of your favorite characters from the special including Santa and Mrs. Claus, Hermey the Elf, Bumble the Abominable Snow Monster, Clarice, Yukon Cornelius and, of course, Rudolph, as they come to life in RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER: THE MUSICAL. It’s an adventure that teaches us that what makes you different can be what makes you special. Don’t miss this wonderful holiday tradition that speaks to the misfit in all of us.

“Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” animated television special adapted from a story by Robert L. May and the song by Johnny Marks, music and lyrics by Johnny Marks. All elements © and ™ under license to Character Arts, LLC.

Show Length: 1 hour 40 minutes, including a 20 minute intermission.

*Dates/times/programs/protocols/offers subject to change.

sunset with text
FREE Live Music Wednesday Nights at Ventosa 5-8pm

Wednesday's live music at Ventosa is back from 6-9pm with a BOGO happy hour from 5-6pm! Cafe Toscana serving until 8pm. Call to reserve your table on our terrace as it fills up quickly (315)719-0000 (leave a message if no answer). See our website for artist line-up: www.VentosaVineyards.com/events 

Events for December 8, 2021 x
MARS BASE EAGLE AT WINGS OF EAGLES
MARS has landed at Wings of Eagles Discovery Center

MARS has landed at Wings of Eagles Discovery Center featuring 2 NEW MARS-BASED ESCAPE ROOMS!

Opening during Covid-19  on Fridays - Sundays 10:00am - 3:00pm for the museum with introductory tours through our new Mars Habitat, MARS BASE EAGLE featuring 2 exciting Mars-based ESCAPE ROOMS

Information and scheduling of Escape Rooms https://mars.wingsofeagles.com/

 

 

 

Holiday Feast made out of glass
Glass Holiday Feast

Stop in to see a festive holiday meal inspired by the warmth and kinship shared at tables throughout the holiday season.

Created by the Hot Glass Demo team, the holiday feast features meal staples like turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, and green beans. Each year the feast grows as gaffers create and bring their favorite dishes to the table.

Colorful glass ornament tree
Holiday Ornament Tree

In 2008, the first annual Holiday Ornament Tree showcased more than 600 ornaments handmade by our Hot Glass Show staff. The tree was eight feet tall and four feet in diameter at the bottom. The next year, the tree grew to 14 feet tall, with more than 2,000 glass ornaments made by Museum glassmakers.

The Museum's glittering ornament tree has now become a holiday tradition — the perfect background for an annual holiday photo. The tree is joined by other wonders in glass, including a holiday meal made entirely of glass, as well as a life-sized glass snowperson family. 

You can’t buy the ornaments on these trees, but you can Make Your Own Glass Ornament, year-round, at The Studio.

A Glass Tree of Life Menorah
Tree of Life Menorah

The Tree of Life Menorah brings together fine leaves, sturdy branches, a thick tree trunk, and an intricate system of roots—all made possible through flameworked glass shaped over a 4,000°F torch.

The menorah is a prominent symbol in the Jewish faith and plays a central role in the celebration of Hanukkah. Likewise, the “Tree of Life” carries different meanings across faiths, but holds special meaning in Judaism for its connection to the Torah, the Jewish people’s most sacred text. Genesis, the first book of the Torah, locates the “Tree of Life” at the heart of the Garden of Eden (2.4–3:24), and Proverbs 3:18 teaches: “[The Torah] is a tree of life to those who hold her close.”

For many, the tree represents growth, stability, and fertility, as well as hope for and connection to future generations. The extensive roots and intertwined branches illustrate family connections.

Glass candles with flames were also created and will be added each day of Hanukkah.

The Tree of Life Menorah was developed in partnership with Rabbi Todd Markley of Temple Beth Shalom, Needham, MA.

Kwanzaa Setting made out of glass
Kwanzaa Setting

The kinara, Swahili for candleholder, holds seven candles—three red on the left, three green on the right, and a single black candle in the middle—that represent the seven principles that are the foundation of the African-American celebration Kwanzaa. As a new candle is lit each day, families discuss one principle’s importance and how it fosters community amongst African-Americans.

The glass kinara represents a bridge spanning generations of African-American people, and a waterfall cascades behind it to symbolize how they all flow together. In this setting is a Kikombe cha Umoja (Unity Cup) signifying the gathering of family in celebration of a rich heritage. Behind the scene, a mirror invites the onlooker to see their reflection and contemplate what Umoja means to them.

Kwanzaa Setting was designed by Jonathan Rowe of Horseheads, New York, and the Rowe Family guided and assisted the Museum’s Hot Glass Demo Team in creating the piece. The collaboration grew out of discussions of Kwanzaa principles, African-American history, and the state of race relations in the United States. One key principle surfaced in those conversations as the focal point for discussions of family, community, and the issues at hand: Umoja, or “Unity.”

Little Red Hen image
The Little Red Hen | Virtual Event

A Clemens Center Mary Tripp Marks School-Time Series production
presented by Virginia Rep on Tour

THE LITTLE RED HEN

Available for Streaming Tuesday, December 7 – Sunday, December 19, 2021

 

Based on the traditional folk storybook with music and lyrics by Ford Flannagan.

“Who’ll help me plant the seed?” asks the plucky red hen as she begins the process that goes into making a loaf of her delicious bread. “Not us,” said the sheep, the cow, the horse, and the pig. They all have better things to do. But, “a hen’s gotta do what a hen’s gotta do,” and so our crimson heroine perseveres until her work is done. But, the tricks of the conniving fox combine with the hen’s common sense to add adventure and a sound moral lesson to this classic, feel-good, foot-stompin’ country musical.

Curriculum Ties: Folk Tales, Reading, Science, Music

Recommended for Grades Pre K – 3

Show Length: 52 minutes

 

Purchase information:

For Schools:  Cost for schools is $60/classroom.  Each class must be registered.  A fillable Order Form for Schools is available on-line at ClemensCenter.org or you may contact Janice Slocum to register.  Payment or Purchase Order must be received before the link and password will be sent.

For Homeschools and Individuals:  Cost for Homeschools and Individuals is $6/household.  A fillable Order Form for Homeschools is available on-line at ClemensCenter.org or you may contact Janice Slocum to register.  Payment must be received before the link and password will be sent.

Questions?  Please contact Janice Slocum, School-Time Coordinator at 607-733-5639 x 777 or janices@clemenscenter.org

Glass perfume bottle
Connected by Glass: Perfume

Some of the earliest glass vessels were made to hold perfumes and other cosmetics. From then until now, the connection between glass bottles and the scents they contain is a fascinating and colorful story of design and imagination. 

Throughout its long history, perfume has served as a marker for social status; the glass bottle in which the perfume was sold or stored helped to establish its prestige and that of its wearer. While the composition of perfume has evolved over the centuries from blends of scented oils to mixtures of complex and synthetically derived compounds, glass remained an ideal option for perfume vessels.

Join this hands-(and noses!)-on event for a glimpse into the history of glass perfume bottles from Alexandra Ruggiero, Curator of Modern Glass, and learn about a 19th-century perfume formula with Saskia Wilson-Brown, founder of the Institute for Art and Olfaction (IAO), a nonprofit devoted to access and experimentation in perfumery. Attendees are invited to purchase a materials bundle from Perfumers' Apprentice so they can enjoy an immersive olfactory experience to complement the program. 

To participate in this unique event, purchase a perfume kit in advance. There is no fee to attend the virtual event, but to fully participate you’ll need to have the ingredients in the kit.

Glass perfume bottle
Connected by Glass: Perfume

Some of the earliest glass vessels were made to hold perfumes and other cosmetics. From then until now, the connection between glass bottles and the scents they contain is a fascinating and colorful story of design and imagination. 

Throughout its long history, perfume has served as a marker for social status; the glass bottle in which the perfume was sold or stored helped to establish its prestige and that of its wearer. While the composition of perfume has evolved over the centuries from blends of scented oils to mixtures of complex and synthetically derived compounds, glass remained an ideal option for perfume vessels.

Join this hands-(and noses!)-on event for a glimpse into the history of glass perfume bottles from Alexandra Ruggiero, Curator of Modern Glass, and learn about a 19th-century perfume formula with Saskia Wilson-Brown, founder of the Institute for Art and Olfaction (IAO), a nonprofit devoted to access and experimentation in perfumery. Attendees are invited to purchase a materials bundle from Perfumers' Apprentice so they can enjoy an immersive olfactory experience to complement the program. 

To participate in this unique event, purchase a perfume kit in advance. There is no fee to attend the virtual event, but to fully participate you’ll need to have the ingredients in the kit.

sunset with text
FREE Live Music Wednesday Nights at Ventosa 5-8pm

Wednesday's live music at Ventosa is back from 6-9pm with a BOGO happy hour from 5-6pm! Cafe Toscana serving until 8pm. Call to reserve your table on our terrace as it fills up quickly (315)719-0000 (leave a message if no answer). See our website for artist line-up: www.VentosaVineyards.com/events 

Events for December 9, 2021 x
MARS BASE EAGLE AT WINGS OF EAGLES
MARS has landed at Wings of Eagles Discovery Center

MARS has landed at Wings of Eagles Discovery Center featuring 2 NEW MARS-BASED ESCAPE ROOMS!

Opening during Covid-19  on Fridays - Sundays 10:00am - 3:00pm for the museum with introductory tours through our new Mars Habitat, MARS BASE EAGLE featuring 2 exciting Mars-based ESCAPE ROOMS

Information and scheduling of Escape Rooms https://mars.wingsofeagles.com/

 

 

 

Holiday Feast made out of glass
Glass Holiday Feast

Stop in to see a festive holiday meal inspired by the warmth and kinship shared at tables throughout the holiday season.

Created by the Hot Glass Demo team, the holiday feast features meal staples like turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, and green beans. Each year the feast grows as gaffers create and bring their favorite dishes to the table.

Colorful glass ornament tree
Holiday Ornament Tree

In 2008, the first annual Holiday Ornament Tree showcased more than 600 ornaments handmade by our Hot Glass Show staff. The tree was eight feet tall and four feet in diameter at the bottom. The next year, the tree grew to 14 feet tall, with more than 2,000 glass ornaments made by Museum glassmakers.

The Museum's glittering ornament tree has now become a holiday tradition — the perfect background for an annual holiday photo. The tree is joined by other wonders in glass, including a holiday meal made entirely of glass, as well as a life-sized glass snowperson family. 

You can’t buy the ornaments on these trees, but you can Make Your Own Glass Ornament, year-round, at The Studio.

A Glass Tree of Life Menorah
Tree of Life Menorah

The Tree of Life Menorah brings together fine leaves, sturdy branches, a thick tree trunk, and an intricate system of roots—all made possible through flameworked glass shaped over a 4,000°F torch.

The menorah is a prominent symbol in the Jewish faith and plays a central role in the celebration of Hanukkah. Likewise, the “Tree of Life” carries different meanings across faiths, but holds special meaning in Judaism for its connection to the Torah, the Jewish people’s most sacred text. Genesis, the first book of the Torah, locates the “Tree of Life” at the heart of the Garden of Eden (2.4–3:24), and Proverbs 3:18 teaches: “[The Torah] is a tree of life to those who hold her close.”

For many, the tree represents growth, stability, and fertility, as well as hope for and connection to future generations. The extensive roots and intertwined branches illustrate family connections.

Glass candles with flames were also created and will be added each day of Hanukkah.

The Tree of Life Menorah was developed in partnership with Rabbi Todd Markley of Temple Beth Shalom, Needham, MA.

Kwanzaa Setting made out of glass
Kwanzaa Setting

The kinara, Swahili for candleholder, holds seven candles—three red on the left, three green on the right, and a single black candle in the middle—that represent the seven principles that are the foundation of the African-American celebration Kwanzaa. As a new candle is lit each day, families discuss one principle’s importance and how it fosters community amongst African-Americans.

The glass kinara represents a bridge spanning generations of African-American people, and a waterfall cascades behind it to symbolize how they all flow together. In this setting is a Kikombe cha Umoja (Unity Cup) signifying the gathering of family in celebration of a rich heritage. Behind the scene, a mirror invites the onlooker to see their reflection and contemplate what Umoja means to them.

Kwanzaa Setting was designed by Jonathan Rowe of Horseheads, New York, and the Rowe Family guided and assisted the Museum’s Hot Glass Demo Team in creating the piece. The collaboration grew out of discussions of Kwanzaa principles, African-American history, and the state of race relations in the United States. One key principle surfaced in those conversations as the focal point for discussions of family, community, and the issues at hand: Umoja, or “Unity.”

Little Red Hen image
The Little Red Hen | Virtual Event

A Clemens Center Mary Tripp Marks School-Time Series production
presented by Virginia Rep on Tour

THE LITTLE RED HEN

Available for Streaming Tuesday, December 7 – Sunday, December 19, 2021

 

Based on the traditional folk storybook with music and lyrics by Ford Flannagan.

“Who’ll help me plant the seed?” asks the plucky red hen as she begins the process that goes into making a loaf of her delicious bread. “Not us,” said the sheep, the cow, the horse, and the pig. They all have better things to do. But, “a hen’s gotta do what a hen’s gotta do,” and so our crimson heroine perseveres until her work is done. But, the tricks of the conniving fox combine with the hen’s common sense to add adventure and a sound moral lesson to this classic, feel-good, foot-stompin’ country musical.

Curriculum Ties: Folk Tales, Reading, Science, Music

Recommended for Grades Pre K – 3

Show Length: 52 minutes

 

Purchase information:

For Schools:  Cost for schools is $60/classroom.  Each class must be registered.  A fillable Order Form for Schools is available on-line at ClemensCenter.org or you may contact Janice Slocum to register.  Payment or Purchase Order must be received before the link and password will be sent.

For Homeschools and Individuals:  Cost for Homeschools and Individuals is $6/household.  A fillable Order Form for Homeschools is available on-line at ClemensCenter.org or you may contact Janice Slocum to register.  Payment must be received before the link and password will be sent.

Questions?  Please contact Janice Slocum, School-Time Coordinator at 607-733-5639 x 777 or janices@clemenscenter.org

sunset with text
FREE Live Music Wednesday Nights at Ventosa 5-8pm

Wednesday's live music at Ventosa is back from 6-9pm with a BOGO happy hour from 5-6pm! Cafe Toscana serving until 8pm. Call to reserve your table on our terrace as it fills up quickly (315)719-0000 (leave a message if no answer). See our website for artist line-up: www.VentosaVineyards.com/events 

Events for December 10, 2021 x
MARS BASE EAGLE AT WINGS OF EAGLES
MARS has landed at Wings of Eagles Discovery Center

MARS has landed at Wings of Eagles Discovery Center featuring 2 NEW MARS-BASED ESCAPE ROOMS!

Opening during Covid-19  on Fridays - Sundays 10:00am - 3:00pm for the museum with introductory tours through our new Mars Habitat, MARS BASE EAGLE featuring 2 exciting Mars-based ESCAPE ROOMS

Information and scheduling of Escape Rooms https://mars.wingsofeagles.com/

 

 

 

Holiday Feast made out of glass
Glass Holiday Feast

Stop in to see a festive holiday meal inspired by the warmth and kinship shared at tables throughout the holiday season.

Created by the Hot Glass Demo team, the holiday feast features meal staples like turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, and green beans. Each year the feast grows as gaffers create and bring their favorite dishes to the table.

Colorful glass ornament tree
Holiday Ornament Tree

In 2008, the first annual Holiday Ornament Tree showcased more than 600 ornaments handmade by our Hot Glass Show staff. The tree was eight feet tall and four feet in diameter at the bottom. The next year, the tree grew to 14 feet tall, with more than 2,000 glass ornaments made by Museum glassmakers.

The Museum's glittering ornament tree has now become a holiday tradition — the perfect background for an annual holiday photo. The tree is joined by other wonders in glass, including a holiday meal made entirely of glass, as well as a life-sized glass snowperson family. 

You can’t buy the ornaments on these trees, but you can Make Your Own Glass Ornament, year-round, at The Studio.

A Glass Tree of Life Menorah
Tree of Life Menorah

The Tree of Life Menorah brings together fine leaves, sturdy branches, a thick tree trunk, and an intricate system of roots—all made possible through flameworked glass shaped over a 4,000°F torch.

The menorah is a prominent symbol in the Jewish faith and plays a central role in the celebration of Hanukkah. Likewise, the “Tree of Life” carries different meanings across faiths, but holds special meaning in Judaism for its connection to the Torah, the Jewish people’s most sacred text. Genesis, the first book of the Torah, locates the “Tree of Life” at the heart of the Garden of Eden (2.4–3:24), and Proverbs 3:18 teaches: “[The Torah] is a tree of life to those who hold her close.”

For many, the tree represents growth, stability, and fertility, as well as hope for and connection to future generations. The extensive roots and intertwined branches illustrate family connections.

Glass candles with flames were also created and will be added each day of Hanukkah.

The Tree of Life Menorah was developed in partnership with Rabbi Todd Markley of Temple Beth Shalom, Needham, MA.

Kwanzaa Setting made out of glass
Kwanzaa Setting

The kinara, Swahili for candleholder, holds seven candles—three red on the left, three green on the right, and a single black candle in the middle—that represent the seven principles that are the foundation of the African-American celebration Kwanzaa. As a new candle is lit each day, families discuss one principle’s importance and how it fosters community amongst African-Americans.

The glass kinara represents a bridge spanning generations of African-American people, and a waterfall cascades behind it to symbolize how they all flow together. In this setting is a Kikombe cha Umoja (Unity Cup) signifying the gathering of family in celebration of a rich heritage. Behind the scene, a mirror invites the onlooker to see their reflection and contemplate what Umoja means to them.

Kwanzaa Setting was designed by Jonathan Rowe of Horseheads, New York, and the Rowe Family guided and assisted the Museum’s Hot Glass Demo Team in creating the piece. The collaboration grew out of discussions of Kwanzaa principles, African-American history, and the state of race relations in the United States. One key principle surfaced in those conversations as the focal point for discussions of family, community, and the issues at hand: Umoja, or “Unity.”

Little Red Hen image
The Little Red Hen | Virtual Event

A Clemens Center Mary Tripp Marks School-Time Series production
presented by Virginia Rep on Tour

THE LITTLE RED HEN

Available for Streaming Tuesday, December 7 – Sunday, December 19, 2021

 

Based on the traditional folk storybook with music and lyrics by Ford Flannagan.

“Who’ll help me plant the seed?” asks the plucky red hen as she begins the process that goes into making a loaf of her delicious bread. “Not us,” said the sheep, the cow, the horse, and the pig. They all have better things to do. But, “a hen’s gotta do what a hen’s gotta do,” and so our crimson heroine perseveres until her work is done. But, the tricks of the conniving fox combine with the hen’s common sense to add adventure and a sound moral lesson to this classic, feel-good, foot-stompin’ country musical.

Curriculum Ties: Folk Tales, Reading, Science, Music

Recommended for Grades Pre K – 3

Show Length: 52 minutes

 

Purchase information:

For Schools:  Cost for schools is $60/classroom.  Each class must be registered.  A fillable Order Form for Schools is available on-line at ClemensCenter.org or you may contact Janice Slocum to register.  Payment or Purchase Order must be received before the link and password will be sent.

For Homeschools and Individuals:  Cost for Homeschools and Individuals is $6/household.  A fillable Order Form for Homeschools is available on-line at ClemensCenter.org or you may contact Janice Slocum to register.  Payment must be received before the link and password will be sent.

Questions?  Please contact Janice Slocum, School-Time Coordinator at 607-733-5639 x 777 or janices@clemenscenter.org

sunset with text
FREE Live Music Wednesday Nights at Ventosa 5-8pm

Wednesday's live music at Ventosa is back from 6-9pm with a BOGO happy hour from 5-6pm! Cafe Toscana serving until 8pm. Call to reserve your table on our terrace as it fills up quickly (315)719-0000 (leave a message if no answer). See our website for artist line-up: www.VentosaVineyards.com/events 

Events for December 11, 2021 x
MARS BASE EAGLE AT WINGS OF EAGLES
MARS has landed at Wings of Eagles Discovery Center

MARS has landed at Wings of Eagles Discovery Center featuring 2 NEW MARS-BASED ESCAPE ROOMS!

Opening during Covid-19  on Fridays - Sundays 10:00am - 3:00pm for the museum with introductory tours through our new Mars Habitat, MARS BASE EAGLE featuring 2 exciting Mars-based ESCAPE ROOMS

Information and scheduling of Escape Rooms https://mars.wingsofeagles.com/

 

 

 

Holiday Feast made out of glass
Glass Holiday Feast

Stop in to see a festive holiday meal inspired by the warmth and kinship shared at tables throughout the holiday season.

Created by the Hot Glass Demo team, the holiday feast features meal staples like turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, and green beans. Each year the feast grows as gaffers create and bring their favorite dishes to the table.

Colorful glass ornament tree
Holiday Ornament Tree

In 2008, the first annual Holiday Ornament Tree showcased more than 600 ornaments handmade by our Hot Glass Show staff. The tree was eight feet tall and four feet in diameter at the bottom. The next year, the tree grew to 14 feet tall, with more than 2,000 glass ornaments made by Museum glassmakers.

The Museum's glittering ornament tree has now become a holiday tradition — the perfect background for an annual holiday photo. The tree is joined by other wonders in glass, including a holiday meal made entirely of glass, as well as a life-sized glass snowperson family. 

You can’t buy the ornaments on these trees, but you can Make Your Own Glass Ornament, year-round, at The Studio.

A Glass Tree of Life Menorah
Tree of Life Menorah

The Tree of Life Menorah brings together fine leaves, sturdy branches, a thick tree trunk, and an intricate system of roots—all made possible through flameworked glass shaped over a 4,000°F torch.

The menorah is a prominent symbol in the Jewish faith and plays a central role in the celebration of Hanukkah. Likewise, the “Tree of Life” carries different meanings across faiths, but holds special meaning in Judaism for its connection to the Torah, the Jewish people’s most sacred text. Genesis, the first book of the Torah, locates the “Tree of Life” at the heart of the Garden of Eden (2.4–3:24), and Proverbs 3:18 teaches: “[The Torah] is a tree of life to those who hold her close.”

For many, the tree represents growth, stability, and fertility, as well as hope for and connection to future generations. The extensive roots and intertwined branches illustrate family connections.

Glass candles with flames were also created and will be added each day of Hanukkah.

The Tree of Life Menorah was developed in partnership with Rabbi Todd Markley of Temple Beth Shalom, Needham, MA.

Kwanzaa Setting made out of glass
Kwanzaa Setting

The kinara, Swahili for candleholder, holds seven candles—three red on the left, three green on the right, and a single black candle in the middle—that represent the seven principles that are the foundation of the African-American celebration Kwanzaa. As a new candle is lit each day, families discuss one principle’s importance and how it fosters community amongst African-Americans.

The glass kinara represents a bridge spanning generations of African-American people, and a waterfall cascades behind it to symbolize how they all flow together. In this setting is a Kikombe cha Umoja (Unity Cup) signifying the gathering of family in celebration of a rich heritage. Behind the scene, a mirror invites the onlooker to see their reflection and contemplate what Umoja means to them.

Kwanzaa Setting was designed by Jonathan Rowe of Horseheads, New York, and the Rowe Family guided and assisted the Museum’s Hot Glass Demo Team in creating the piece. The collaboration grew out of discussions of Kwanzaa principles, African-American history, and the state of race relations in the United States. One key principle surfaced in those conversations as the focal point for discussions of family, community, and the issues at hand: Umoja, or “Unity.”

Little Red Hen image
The Little Red Hen | Virtual Event

A Clemens Center Mary Tripp Marks School-Time Series production
presented by Virginia Rep on Tour

THE LITTLE RED HEN

Available for Streaming Tuesday, December 7 – Sunday, December 19, 2021

 

Based on the traditional folk storybook with music and lyrics by Ford Flannagan.

“Who’ll help me plant the seed?” asks the plucky red hen as she begins the process that goes into making a loaf of her delicious bread. “Not us,” said the sheep, the cow, the horse, and the pig. They all have better things to do. But, “a hen’s gotta do what a hen’s gotta do,” and so our crimson heroine perseveres until her work is done. But, the tricks of the conniving fox combine with the hen’s common sense to add adventure and a sound moral lesson to this classic, feel-good, foot-stompin’ country musical.

Curriculum Ties: Folk Tales, Reading, Science, Music

Recommended for Grades Pre K – 3

Show Length: 52 minutes

 

Purchase information:

For Schools:  Cost for schools is $60/classroom.  Each class must be registered.  A fillable Order Form for Schools is available on-line at ClemensCenter.org or you may contact Janice Slocum to register.  Payment or Purchase Order must be received before the link and password will be sent.

For Homeschools and Individuals:  Cost for Homeschools and Individuals is $6/household.  A fillable Order Form for Homeschools is available on-line at ClemensCenter.org or you may contact Janice Slocum to register.  Payment must be received before the link and password will be sent.

Questions?  Please contact Janice Slocum, School-Time Coordinator at 607-733-5639 x 777 or janices@clemenscenter.org

December 11, 2021 9am-2pm
Breakfast or Lunch with Santa

Join us for Breakfast or Lunch with Santa!

December 11, 2021

Breakfast from 9am – 11am  ($25 per participant)

Lunch from 12pm – 2pm   ($25 per participant)

https://square.link/u/0dReIlhg

 

Participants receive breakfast or lunch & a small STEM gift from Santa. Children can take photos with Santa and can give him their wish list. Call for discount prices for groups of 3 or more.

Santa has a mailing program parents can sign up for so their children can receive a letter from Santa $5 per letter.   https://square.link/u/Fh8Q9dgV

 

Call or email for more information. 607-358-4247 or info@wingsofeagles.com

sunset with text
FREE Live Music Wednesday Nights at Ventosa 5-8pm

Wednesday's live music at Ventosa is back from 6-9pm with a BOGO happy hour from 5-6pm! Cafe Toscana serving until 8pm. Call to reserve your table on our terrace as it fills up quickly (315)719-0000 (leave a message if no answer). See our website for artist line-up: www.VentosaVineyards.com/events 

Events for December 12, 2021 x
MARS BASE EAGLE AT WINGS OF EAGLES
MARS has landed at Wings of Eagles Discovery Center

MARS has landed at Wings of Eagles Discovery Center featuring 2 NEW MARS-BASED ESCAPE ROOMS!

Opening during Covid-19  on Fridays - Sundays 10:00am - 3:00pm for the museum with introductory tours through our new Mars Habitat, MARS BASE EAGLE featuring 2 exciting Mars-based ESCAPE ROOMS

Information and scheduling of Escape Rooms https://mars.wingsofeagles.com/

 

 

 

Holiday Feast made out of glass
Glass Holiday Feast

Stop in to see a festive holiday meal inspired by the warmth and kinship shared at tables throughout the holiday season.

Created by the Hot Glass Demo team, the holiday feast features meal staples like turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, and green beans. Each year the feast grows as gaffers create and bring their favorite dishes to the table.

Colorful glass ornament tree
Holiday Ornament Tree

In 2008, the first annual Holiday Ornament Tree showcased more than 600 ornaments handmade by our Hot Glass Show staff. The tree was eight feet tall and four feet in diameter at the bottom. The next year, the tree grew to 14 feet tall, with more than 2,000 glass ornaments made by Museum glassmakers.

The Museum's glittering ornament tree has now become a holiday tradition — the perfect background for an annual holiday photo. The tree is joined by other wonders in glass, including a holiday meal made entirely of glass, as well as a life-sized glass snowperson family. 

You can’t buy the ornaments on these trees, but you can Make Your Own Glass Ornament, year-round, at The Studio.

A Glass Tree of Life Menorah
Tree of Life Menorah

The Tree of Life Menorah brings together fine leaves, sturdy branches, a thick tree trunk, and an intricate system of roots—all made possible through flameworked glass shaped over a 4,000°F torch.

The menorah is a prominent symbol in the Jewish faith and plays a central role in the celebration of Hanukkah. Likewise, the “Tree of Life” carries different meanings across faiths, but holds special meaning in Judaism for its connection to the Torah, the Jewish people’s most sacred text. Genesis, the first book of the Torah, locates the “Tree of Life” at the heart of the Garden of Eden (2.4–3:24), and Proverbs 3:18 teaches: “[The Torah] is a tree of life to those who hold her close.”

For many, the tree represents growth, stability, and fertility, as well as hope for and connection to future generations. The extensive roots and intertwined branches illustrate family connections.

Glass candles with flames were also created and will be added each day of Hanukkah.

The Tree of Life Menorah was developed in partnership with Rabbi Todd Markley of Temple Beth Shalom, Needham, MA.

Kwanzaa Setting made out of glass
Kwanzaa Setting

The kinara, Swahili for candleholder, holds seven candles—three red on the left, three green on the right, and a single black candle in the middle—that represent the seven principles that are the foundation of the African-American celebration Kwanzaa. As a new candle is lit each day, families discuss one principle’s importance and how it fosters community amongst African-Americans.

The glass kinara represents a bridge spanning generations of African-American people, and a waterfall cascades behind it to symbolize how they all flow together. In this setting is a Kikombe cha Umoja (Unity Cup) signifying the gathering of family in celebration of a rich heritage. Behind the scene, a mirror invites the onlooker to see their reflection and contemplate what Umoja means to them.

Kwanzaa Setting was designed by Jonathan Rowe of Horseheads, New York, and the Rowe Family guided and assisted the Museum’s Hot Glass Demo Team in creating the piece. The collaboration grew out of discussions of Kwanzaa principles, African-American history, and the state of race relations in the United States. One key principle surfaced in those conversations as the focal point for discussions of family, community, and the issues at hand: Umoja, or “Unity.”

Little Red Hen image
The Little Red Hen | Virtual Event

A Clemens Center Mary Tripp Marks School-Time Series production
presented by Virginia Rep on Tour

THE LITTLE RED HEN

Available for Streaming Tuesday, December 7 – Sunday, December 19, 2021

 

Based on the traditional folk storybook with music and lyrics by Ford Flannagan.

“Who’ll help me plant the seed?” asks the plucky red hen as she begins the process that goes into making a loaf of her delicious bread. “Not us,” said the sheep, the cow, the horse, and the pig. They all have better things to do. But, “a hen’s gotta do what a hen’s gotta do,” and so our crimson heroine perseveres until her work is done. But, the tricks of the conniving fox combine with the hen’s common sense to add adventure and a sound moral lesson to this classic, feel-good, foot-stompin’ country musical.

Curriculum Ties: Folk Tales, Reading, Science, Music

Recommended for Grades Pre K – 3

Show Length: 52 minutes

 

Purchase information:

For Schools:  Cost for schools is $60/classroom.  Each class must be registered.  A fillable Order Form for Schools is available on-line at ClemensCenter.org or you may contact Janice Slocum to register.  Payment or Purchase Order must be received before the link and password will be sent.

For Homeschools and Individuals:  Cost for Homeschools and Individuals is $6/household.  A fillable Order Form for Homeschools is available on-line at ClemensCenter.org or you may contact Janice Slocum to register.  Payment must be received before the link and password will be sent.

Questions?  Please contact Janice Slocum, School-Time Coordinator at 607-733-5639 x 777 or janices@clemenscenter.org

sunset with text
FREE Live Music Wednesday Nights at Ventosa 5-8pm

Wednesday's live music at Ventosa is back from 6-9pm with a BOGO happy hour from 5-6pm! Cafe Toscana serving until 8pm. Call to reserve your table on our terrace as it fills up quickly (315)719-0000 (leave a message if no answer). See our website for artist line-up: www.VentosaVineyards.com/events 

Events for December 13, 2021 x
MARS BASE EAGLE AT WINGS OF EAGLES
MARS has landed at Wings of Eagles Discovery Center

MARS has landed at Wings of Eagles Discovery Center featuring 2 NEW MARS-BASED ESCAPE ROOMS!

Opening during Covid-19  on Fridays - Sundays 10:00am - 3:00pm for the museum with introductory tours through our new Mars Habitat, MARS BASE EAGLE featuring 2 exciting Mars-based ESCAPE ROOMS

Information and scheduling of Escape Rooms https://mars.wingsofeagles.com/

 

 

 

Holiday Feast made out of glass
Glass Holiday Feast

Stop in to see a festive holiday meal inspired by the warmth and kinship shared at tables throughout the holiday season.

Created by the Hot Glass Demo team, the holiday feast features meal staples like turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, and green beans. Each year the feast grows as gaffers create and bring their favorite dishes to the table.

Colorful glass ornament tree
Holiday Ornament Tree

In 2008, the first annual Holiday Ornament Tree showcased more than 600 ornaments handmade by our Hot Glass Show staff. The tree was eight feet tall and four feet in diameter at the bottom. The next year, the tree grew to 14 feet tall, with more than 2,000 glass ornaments made by Museum glassmakers.

The Museum's glittering ornament tree has now become a holiday tradition — the perfect background for an annual holiday photo. The tree is joined by other wonders in glass, including a holiday meal made entirely of glass, as well as a life-sized glass snowperson family. 

You can’t buy the ornaments on these trees, but you can Make Your Own Glass Ornament, year-round, at The Studio.

A Glass Tree of Life Menorah
Tree of Life Menorah

The Tree of Life Menorah brings together fine leaves, sturdy branches, a thick tree trunk, and an intricate system of roots—all made possible through flameworked glass shaped over a 4,000°F torch.

The menorah is a prominent symbol in the Jewish faith and plays a central role in the celebration of Hanukkah. Likewise, the “Tree of Life” carries different meanings across faiths, but holds special meaning in Judaism for its connection to the Torah, the Jewish people’s most sacred text. Genesis, the first book of the Torah, locates the “Tree of Life” at the heart of the Garden of Eden (2.4–3:24), and Proverbs 3:18 teaches: “[The Torah] is a tree of life to those who hold her close.”

For many, the tree represents growth, stability, and fertility, as well as hope for and connection to future generations. The extensive roots and intertwined branches illustrate family connections.

Glass candles with flames were also created and will be added each day of Hanukkah.

The Tree of Life Menorah was developed in partnership with Rabbi Todd Markley of Temple Beth Shalom, Needham, MA.

Kwanzaa Setting made out of glass
Kwanzaa Setting

The kinara, Swahili for candleholder, holds seven candles—three red on the left, three green on the right, and a single black candle in the middle—that represent the seven principles that are the foundation of the African-American celebration Kwanzaa. As a new candle is lit each day, families discuss one principle’s importance and how it fosters community amongst African-Americans.

The glass kinara represents a bridge spanning generations of African-American people, and a waterfall cascades behind it to symbolize how they all flow together. In this setting is a Kikombe cha Umoja (Unity Cup) signifying the gathering of family in celebration of a rich heritage. Behind the scene, a mirror invites the onlooker to see their reflection and contemplate what Umoja means to them.

Kwanzaa Setting was designed by Jonathan Rowe of Horseheads, New York, and the Rowe Family guided and assisted the Museum’s Hot Glass Demo Team in creating the piece. The collaboration grew out of discussions of Kwanzaa principles, African-American history, and the state of race relations in the United States. One key principle surfaced in those conversations as the focal point for discussions of family, community, and the issues at hand: Umoja, or “Unity.”

Little Red Hen image
The Little Red Hen | Virtual Event

A Clemens Center Mary Tripp Marks School-Time Series production
presented by Virginia Rep on Tour

THE LITTLE RED HEN

Available for Streaming Tuesday, December 7 – Sunday, December 19, 2021

 

Based on the traditional folk storybook with music and lyrics by Ford Flannagan.

“Who’ll help me plant the seed?” asks the plucky red hen as she begins the process that goes into making a loaf of her delicious bread. “Not us,” said the sheep, the cow, the horse, and the pig. They all have better things to do. But, “a hen’s gotta do what a hen’s gotta do,” and so our crimson heroine perseveres until her work is done. But, the tricks of the conniving fox combine with the hen’s common sense to add adventure and a sound moral lesson to this classic, feel-good, foot-stompin’ country musical.

Curriculum Ties: Folk Tales, Reading, Science, Music

Recommended for Grades Pre K – 3

Show Length: 52 minutes

 

Purchase information:

For Schools:  Cost for schools is $60/classroom.  Each class must be registered.  A fillable Order Form for Schools is available on-line at ClemensCenter.org or you may contact Janice Slocum to register.  Payment or Purchase Order must be received before the link and password will be sent.

For Homeschools and Individuals:  Cost for Homeschools and Individuals is $6/household.  A fillable Order Form for Homeschools is available on-line at ClemensCenter.org or you may contact Janice Slocum to register.  Payment must be received before the link and password will be sent.

Questions?  Please contact Janice Slocum, School-Time Coordinator at 607-733-5639 x 777 or janices@clemenscenter.org

sunset with text
FREE Live Music Wednesday Nights at Ventosa 5-8pm

Wednesday's live music at Ventosa is back from 6-9pm with a BOGO happy hour from 5-6pm! Cafe Toscana serving until 8pm. Call to reserve your table on our terrace as it fills up quickly (315)719-0000 (leave a message if no answer). See our website for artist line-up: www.VentosaVineyards.com/events 

Events for December 14, 2021 x
MARS BASE EAGLE AT WINGS OF EAGLES
MARS has landed at Wings of Eagles Discovery Center

MARS has landed at Wings of Eagles Discovery Center featuring 2 NEW MARS-BASED ESCAPE ROOMS!

Opening during Covid-19  on Fridays - Sundays 10:00am - 3:00pm for the museum with introductory tours through our new Mars Habitat, MARS BASE EAGLE featuring 2 exciting Mars-based ESCAPE ROOMS

Information and scheduling of Escape Rooms https://mars.wingsofeagles.com/

 

 

 

Holiday Feast made out of glass
Glass Holiday Feast

Stop in to see a festive holiday meal inspired by the warmth and kinship shared at tables throughout the holiday season.

Created by the Hot Glass Demo team, the holiday feast features meal staples like turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, and green beans. Each year the feast grows as gaffers create and bring their favorite dishes to the table.

Colorful glass ornament tree
Holiday Ornament Tree

In 2008, the first annual Holiday Ornament Tree showcased more than 600 ornaments handmade by our Hot Glass Show staff. The tree was eight feet tall and four feet in diameter at the bottom. The next year, the tree grew to 14 feet tall, with more than 2,000 glass ornaments made by Museum glassmakers.

The Museum's glittering ornament tree has now become a holiday tradition — the perfect background for an annual holiday photo. The tree is joined by other wonders in glass, including a holiday meal made entirely of glass, as well as a life-sized glass snowperson family. 

You can’t buy the ornaments on these trees, but you can Make Your Own Glass Ornament, year-round, at The Studio.

A Glass Tree of Life Menorah
Tree of Life Menorah

The Tree of Life Menorah brings together fine leaves, sturdy branches, a thick tree trunk, and an intricate system of roots—all made possible through flameworked glass shaped over a 4,000°F torch.

The menorah is a prominent symbol in the Jewish faith and plays a central role in the celebration of Hanukkah. Likewise, the “Tree of Life” carries different meanings across faiths, but holds special meaning in Judaism for its connection to the Torah, the Jewish people’s most sacred text. Genesis, the first book of the Torah, locates the “Tree of Life” at the heart of the Garden of Eden (2.4–3:24), and Proverbs 3:18 teaches: “[The Torah] is a tree of life to those who hold her close.”

For many, the tree represents growth, stability, and fertility, as well as hope for and connection to future generations. The extensive roots and intertwined branches illustrate family connections.

Glass candles with flames were also created and will be added each day of Hanukkah.

The Tree of Life Menorah was developed in partnership with Rabbi Todd Markley of Temple Beth Shalom, Needham, MA.

Kwanzaa Setting made out of glass
Kwanzaa Setting

The kinara, Swahili for candleholder, holds seven candles—three red on the left, three green on the right, and a single black candle in the middle—that represent the seven principles that are the foundation of the African-American celebration Kwanzaa. As a new candle is lit each day, families discuss one principle’s importance and how it fosters community amongst African-Americans.

The glass kinara represents a bridge spanning generations of African-American people, and a waterfall cascades behind it to symbolize how they all flow together. In this setting is a Kikombe cha Umoja (Unity Cup) signifying the gathering of family in celebration of a rich heritage. Behind the scene, a mirror invites the onlooker to see their reflection and contemplate what Umoja means to them.

Kwanzaa Setting was designed by Jonathan Rowe of Horseheads, New York, and the Rowe Family guided and assisted the Museum’s Hot Glass Demo Team in creating the piece. The collaboration grew out of discussions of Kwanzaa principles, African-American history, and the state of race relations in the United States. One key principle surfaced in those conversations as the focal point for discussions of family, community, and the issues at hand: Umoja, or “Unity.”

Little Red Hen image
The Little Red Hen | Virtual Event

A Clemens Center Mary Tripp Marks School-Time Series production
presented by Virginia Rep on Tour

THE LITTLE RED HEN

Available for Streaming Tuesday, December 7 – Sunday, December 19, 2021

 

Based on the traditional folk storybook with music and lyrics by Ford Flannagan.

“Who’ll help me plant the seed?” asks the plucky red hen as she begins the process that goes into making a loaf of her delicious bread. “Not us,” said the sheep, the cow, the horse, and the pig. They all have better things to do. But, “a hen’s gotta do what a hen’s gotta do,” and so our crimson heroine perseveres until her work is done. But, the tricks of the conniving fox combine with the hen’s common sense to add adventure and a sound moral lesson to this classic, feel-good, foot-stompin’ country musical.

Curriculum Ties: Folk Tales, Reading, Science, Music

Recommended for Grades Pre K – 3

Show Length: 52 minutes

 

Purchase information:

For Schools:  Cost for schools is $60/classroom.  Each class must be registered.  A fillable Order Form for Schools is available on-line at ClemensCenter.org or you may contact Janice Slocum to register.  Payment or Purchase Order must be received before the link and password will be sent.

For Homeschools and Individuals:  Cost for Homeschools and Individuals is $6/household.  A fillable Order Form for Homeschools is available on-line at ClemensCenter.org or you may contact Janice Slocum to register.  Payment must be received before the link and password will be sent.

Questions?  Please contact Janice Slocum, School-Time Coordinator at 607-733-5639 x 777 or janices@clemenscenter.org

sunset with text
FREE Live Music Wednesday Nights at Ventosa 5-8pm

Wednesday's live music at Ventosa is back from 6-9pm with a BOGO happy hour from 5-6pm! Cafe Toscana serving until 8pm. Call to reserve your table on our terrace as it fills up quickly (315)719-0000 (leave a message if no answer). See our website for artist line-up: www.VentosaVineyards.com/events 

Events for December 15, 2021 x
MARS BASE EAGLE AT WINGS OF EAGLES
MARS has landed at Wings of Eagles Discovery Center

MARS has landed at Wings of Eagles Discovery Center featuring 2 NEW MARS-BASED ESCAPE ROOMS!

Opening during Covid-19  on Fridays - Sundays 10:00am - 3:00pm for the museum with introductory tours through our new Mars Habitat, MARS BASE EAGLE featuring 2 exciting Mars-based ESCAPE ROOMS

Information and scheduling of Escape Rooms https://mars.wingsofeagles.com/

 

 

 

Holiday Feast made out of glass
Glass Holiday Feast

Stop in to see a festive holiday meal inspired by the warmth and kinship shared at tables throughout the holiday season.

Created by the Hot Glass Demo team, the holiday feast features meal staples like turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, and green beans. Each year the feast grows as gaffers create and bring their favorite dishes to the table.

Colorful glass ornament tree
Holiday Ornament Tree

In 2008, the first annual Holiday Ornament Tree showcased more than 600 ornaments handmade by our Hot Glass Show staff. The tree was eight feet tall and four feet in diameter at the bottom. The next year, the tree grew to 14 feet tall, with more than 2,000 glass ornaments made by Museum glassmakers.

The Museum's glittering ornament tree has now become a holiday tradition — the perfect background for an annual holiday photo. The tree is joined by other wonders in glass, including a holiday meal made entirely of glass, as well as a life-sized glass snowperson family. 

You can’t buy the ornaments on these trees, but you can Make Your Own Glass Ornament, year-round, at The Studio.

A Glass Tree of Life Menorah
Tree of Life Menorah

The Tree of Life Menorah brings together fine leaves, sturdy branches, a thick tree trunk, and an intricate system of roots—all made possible through flameworked glass shaped over a 4,000°F torch.

The menorah is a prominent symbol in the Jewish faith and plays a central role in the celebration of Hanukkah. Likewise, the “Tree of Life” carries different meanings across faiths, but holds special meaning in Judaism for its connection to the Torah, the Jewish people’s most sacred text. Genesis, the first book of the Torah, locates the “Tree of Life” at the heart of the Garden of Eden (2.4–3:24), and Proverbs 3:18 teaches: “[The Torah] is a tree of life to those who hold her close.”

For many, the tree represents growth, stability, and fertility, as well as hope for and connection to future generations. The extensive roots and intertwined branches illustrate family connections.

Glass candles with flames were also created and will be added each day of Hanukkah.

The Tree of Life Menorah was developed in partnership with Rabbi Todd Markley of Temple Beth Shalom, Needham, MA.

Kwanzaa Setting made out of glass
Kwanzaa Setting

The kinara, Swahili for candleholder, holds seven candles—three red on the left, three green on the right, and a single black candle in the middle—that represent the seven principles that are the foundation of the African-American celebration Kwanzaa. As a new candle is lit each day, families discuss one principle’s importance and how it fosters community amongst African-Americans.

The glass kinara represents a bridge spanning generations of African-American people, and a waterfall cascades behind it to symbolize how they all flow together. In this setting is a Kikombe cha Umoja (Unity Cup) signifying the gathering of family in celebration of a rich heritage. Behind the scene, a mirror invites the onlooker to see their reflection and contemplate what Umoja means to them.

Kwanzaa Setting was designed by Jonathan Rowe of Horseheads, New York, and the Rowe Family guided and assisted the Museum’s Hot Glass Demo Team in creating the piece. The collaboration grew out of discussions of Kwanzaa principles, African-American history, and the state of race relations in the United States. One key principle surfaced in those conversations as the focal point for discussions of family, community, and the issues at hand: Umoja, or “Unity.”

Little Red Hen image
The Little Red Hen | Virtual Event

A Clemens Center Mary Tripp Marks School-Time Series production
presented by Virginia Rep on Tour

THE LITTLE RED HEN

Available for Streaming Tuesday, December 7 – Sunday, December 19, 2021

 

Based on the traditional folk storybook with music and lyrics by Ford Flannagan.

“Who’ll help me plant the seed?” asks the plucky red hen as she begins the process that goes into making a loaf of her delicious bread. “Not us,” said the sheep, the cow, the horse, and the pig. They all have better things to do. But, “a hen’s gotta do what a hen’s gotta do,” and so our crimson heroine perseveres until her work is done. But, the tricks of the conniving fox combine with the hen’s common sense to add adventure and a sound moral lesson to this classic, feel-good, foot-stompin’ country musical.

Curriculum Ties: Folk Tales, Reading, Science, Music

Recommended for Grades Pre K – 3

Show Length: 52 minutes

 

Purchase information:

For Schools:  Cost for schools is $60/classroom.  Each class must be registered.  A fillable Order Form for Schools is available on-line at ClemensCenter.org or you may contact Janice Slocum to register.  Payment or Purchase Order must be received before the link and password will be sent.

For Homeschools and Individuals:  Cost for Homeschools and Individuals is $6/household.  A fillable Order Form for Homeschools is available on-line at ClemensCenter.org or you may contact Janice Slocum to register.  Payment must be received before the link and password will be sent.

Questions?  Please contact Janice Slocum, School-Time Coordinator at 607-733-5639 x 777 or janices@clemenscenter.org

Kenny G – The Miracles Holiday and Hits Tour 2021 image
Kenny G – The Miracles Holiday and Hits Tour 2021

Tag Rhodes presents

KENNY G
THE MIRACLES HOLIDAY AND HITS TOUR 2021

Wednesday, December 15, 2021 at 8:00pm* at the Clemens Center

Tickets: $99/$79/$59/$39
Processing and facility maintenance fees apply. 

For tickets, call 607-734-8191 or 800-724-0159; or ClemensCenter.org

 

A phenomenally successful instrumentalist whose recordings routinely made the pop, R&B, and jazz charts during the 1980s and ’90s, Kenny G‘s sound became a staple on adult contemporary and smooth jazz radio stations. He’s a fine player with an attractive sound (influenced a bit by Grover Washington, Jr.) who often caresses melodies, putting a lot of emotion into his solos. Because he does not improvise much (sticking mostly to predictable melody statements), his music largely falls outside of jazz. However, because he is listed at the top of “contemporary jazz” charts and is identified with jazz in the minds of the mass public, he is classified as jazz.

Kenny Gorelick started playing professionally with Barry White‘s Love Unlimited Orchestra in 1976. He recorded with Cold, Bold & Together (a Seattle based funk group) and freelanced locally. After graduating from the University of Washington, Kenny G worked with Jeff Lorber Fusion, making two albums with the group. Soon he was signed to Arista, recording his debut as a leader in 1982. His fourth album, Duotones(which included the very popular “Songbird”), made him into a star. Soon he was in demand for guest appearances on recordings of such famous singers as Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston, and Natalie Cole. Kenny G’s own records have sold remarkably well, particularly Breathless, which has easily topped eight million copies in the U.S.; his total album sales top 30 million copies. The holiday album Miracles, released in 1994, and 1996’s Moment continued the momentum of his massive commercial success. He also recorded his own version of the Celine Dion/Titanic smash “My Heart Will Go On” in 1998, but the following year he released Classics in the Key of G, a collection of jazz standards like “‘Round Midnight” and “Body and Soul,” possibly to reclaim some jazz credibility.

Faith: A Holiday Album was released that same year, followed by a limited-edition re-release of the 1997 Greatest Hits disc. In 2002 Kenny G dipped into tropical territory with Paradise, which featured guest appearances by Brian McKnight and Chanté Moore. This was followed by a music video collection, another holiday album, entitled Wishes, and, in 2003, a second greatest-hits collection, Ultimate Kenny G. Perhaps in a bid to shake up his discography a bit, in 2004 Kenny G released At Last…The Duets Album, which featured “duets” with LeAnn Rimes and Chaka Khan. Two years later, smooth jazz’s king of the soprano sax returned to a purely instrumental approach on the brassy, big-band-inspired albums Holiday Collection and I’m in the Mood for Love; 2006 was also the year the artist was dubbed the best golfer in music by Golf Digest, beating out Vince Gill for the number one spot. In 2008, Kenny G released the Latin-inspired Rhythm and Romance. The sax player next drifted toward R&B for 2010’s Heart and Soul, which featured guest vocals from Robin Thicke and Babyface. A collection with Rahul Sharma called Namaste followed in 2012, and in 2015 Kenny G released a tribute to bossa nova titled Brazilian Nights.

Show Length: 90+ minutes.

*Dates/times/program/protocols subject to change.

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FREE Live Music Wednesday Nights at Ventosa 5-8pm

Wednesday's live music at Ventosa is back from 6-9pm with a BOGO happy hour from 5-6pm! Cafe Toscana serving until 8pm. Call to reserve your table on our terrace as it fills up quickly (315)719-0000 (leave a message if no answer). See our website for artist line-up: www.VentosaVineyards.com/events 

Events for December 16, 2021 x
MARS BASE EAGLE AT WINGS OF EAGLES
MARS has landed at Wings of Eagles Discovery Center

MARS has landed at Wings of Eagles Discovery Center featuring 2 NEW MARS-BASED ESCAPE ROOMS!

Opening during Covid-19  on Fridays - Sundays 10:00am - 3:00pm for the museum with introductory tours through our new Mars Habitat, MARS BASE EAGLE featuring 2 exciting Mars-based ESCAPE ROOMS

Information and scheduling of Escape Rooms https://mars.wingsofeagles.com/

 

 

 

Holiday Feast made out of glass
Glass Holiday Feast

Stop in to see a festive holiday meal inspired by the warmth and kinship shared at tables throughout the holiday season.

Created by the Hot Glass Demo team, the holiday feast features meal staples like turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, and green beans. Each year the feast grows as gaffers create and bring their favorite dishes to the table.

Colorful glass ornament tree
Holiday Ornament Tree

In 2008, the first annual Holiday Ornament Tree showcased more than 600 ornaments handmade by our Hot Glass Show staff. The tree was eight feet tall and four feet in diameter at the bottom. The next year, the tree grew to 14 feet tall, with more than 2,000 glass ornaments made by Museum glassmakers.

The Museum's glittering ornament tree has now become a holiday tradition — the perfect background for an annual holiday photo. The tree is joined by other wonders in glass, including a holiday meal made entirely of glass, as well as a life-sized glass snowperson family. 

You can’t buy the ornaments on these trees, but you can Make Your Own Glass Ornament, year-round, at The Studio.

A Glass Tree of Life Menorah
Tree of Life Menorah

The Tree of Life Menorah brings together fine leaves, sturdy branches, a thick tree trunk, and an intricate system of roots—all made possible through flameworked glass shaped over a 4,000°F torch.

The menorah is a prominent symbol in the Jewish faith and plays a central role in the celebration of Hanukkah. Likewise, the “Tree of Life” carries different meanings across faiths, but holds special meaning in Judaism for its connection to the Torah, the Jewish people’s most sacred text. Genesis, the first book of the Torah, locates the “Tree of Life” at the heart of the Garden of Eden (2.4–3:24), and Proverbs 3:18 teaches: “[The Torah] is a tree of life to those who hold her close.”

For many, the tree represents growth, stability, and fertility, as well as hope for and connection to future generations. The extensive roots and intertwined branches illustrate family connections.

Glass candles with flames were also created and will be added each day of Hanukkah.

The Tree of Life Menorah was developed in partnership with Rabbi Todd Markley of Temple Beth Shalom, Needham, MA.

Kwanzaa Setting made out of glass
Kwanzaa Setting

The kinara, Swahili for candleholder, holds seven candles—three red on the left, three green on the right, and a single black candle in the middle—that represent the seven principles that are the foundation of the African-American celebration Kwanzaa. As a new candle is lit each day, families discuss one principle’s importance and how it fosters community amongst African-Americans.

The glass kinara represents a bridge spanning generations of African-American people, and a waterfall cascades behind it to symbolize how they all flow together. In this setting is a Kikombe cha Umoja (Unity Cup) signifying the gathering of family in celebration of a rich heritage. Behind the scene, a mirror invites the onlooker to see their reflection and contemplate what Umoja means to them.

Kwanzaa Setting was designed by Jonathan Rowe of Horseheads, New York, and the Rowe Family guided and assisted the Museum’s Hot Glass Demo Team in creating the piece. The collaboration grew out of discussions of Kwanzaa principles, African-American history, and the state of race relations in the United States. One key principle surfaced in those conversations as the focal point for discussions of family, community, and the issues at hand: Umoja, or “Unity.”

Little Red Hen image
The Little Red Hen | Virtual Event

A Clemens Center Mary Tripp Marks School-Time Series production
presented by Virginia Rep on Tour

THE LITTLE RED HEN

Available for Streaming Tuesday, December 7 – Sunday, December 19, 2021

 

Based on the traditional folk storybook with music and lyrics by Ford Flannagan.

“Who’ll help me plant the seed?” asks the plucky red hen as she begins the process that goes into making a loaf of her delicious bread. “Not us,” said the sheep, the cow, the horse, and the pig. They all have better things to do. But, “a hen’s gotta do what a hen’s gotta do,” and so our crimson heroine perseveres until her work is done. But, the tricks of the conniving fox combine with the hen’s common sense to add adventure and a sound moral lesson to this classic, feel-good, foot-stompin’ country musical.

Curriculum Ties: Folk Tales, Reading, Science, Music

Recommended for Grades Pre K – 3

Show Length: 52 minutes

 

Purchase information:

For Schools:  Cost for schools is $60/classroom.  Each class must be registered.  A fillable Order Form for Schools is available on-line at ClemensCenter.org or you may contact Janice Slocum to register.  Payment or Purchase Order must be received before the link and password will be sent.

For Homeschools and Individuals:  Cost for Homeschools and Individuals is $6/household.  A fillable Order Form for Homeschools is available on-line at ClemensCenter.org or you may contact Janice Slocum to register.  Payment must be received before the link and password will be sent.

Questions?  Please contact Janice Slocum, School-Time Coordinator at 607-733-5639 x 777 or janices@clemenscenter.org

A photograph of Chris Giordano
Bring the Heat | Chris Giordano Live Streamed Demonstration

In our live demo series, Bring the Heat, join us for a live stream of glass artists demonstrating their expertise and skillful execution while “in the zone.”

During each demo, an artist will present a personal design they’ve worked to perfect, and they will be live on the mic to narrate as they work—a rarity for live artist demonstrations and a first at the Museum.

Check back soon for more information about this demo. 

How to Join and Connect Live

Watch this live streamed demo on Thursday, December 16 at 3:30 pm EDT on The Corning Museum of Glass YouTube channel.

Unable to watch the live event? The live stream will be uploaded to YouTube. Plus, find hundreds of hours of live streamed demonstrations on the Corning Museum of Glass YouTube channel.

sunset with text
FREE Live Music Wednesday Nights at Ventosa 5-8pm

Wednesday's live music at Ventosa is back from 6-9pm with a BOGO happy hour from 5-6pm! Cafe Toscana serving until 8pm. Call to reserve your table on our terrace as it fills up quickly (315)719-0000 (leave a message if no answer). See our website for artist line-up: www.VentosaVineyards.com/events 

Events for December 17, 2021 x
MARS BASE EAGLE AT WINGS OF EAGLES
MARS has landed at Wings of Eagles Discovery Center

MARS has landed at Wings of Eagles Discovery Center featuring 2 NEW MARS-BASED ESCAPE ROOMS!

Opening during Covid-19  on Fridays - Sundays 10:00am - 3:00pm for the museum with introductory tours through our new Mars Habitat, MARS BASE EAGLE featuring 2 exciting Mars-based ESCAPE ROOMS

Information and scheduling of Escape Rooms https://mars.wingsofeagles.com/

 

 

 

Holiday Feast made out of glass
Glass Holiday Feast

Stop in to see a festive holiday meal inspired by the warmth and kinship shared at tables throughout the holiday season.

Created by the Hot Glass Demo team, the holiday feast features meal staples like turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, and green beans. Each year the feast grows as gaffers create and bring their favorite dishes to the table.

Colorful glass ornament tree
Holiday Ornament Tree

In 2008, the first annual Holiday Ornament Tree showcased more than 600 ornaments handmade by our Hot Glass Show staff. The tree was eight feet tall and four feet in diameter at the bottom. The next year, the tree grew to 14 feet tall, with more than 2,000 glass ornaments made by Museum glassmakers.

The Museum's glittering ornament tree has now become a holiday tradition — the perfect background for an annual holiday photo. The tree is joined by other wonders in glass, including a holiday meal made entirely of glass, as well as a life-sized glass snowperson family. 

You can’t buy the ornaments on these trees, but you can Make Your Own Glass Ornament, year-round, at The Studio.

A Glass Tree of Life Menorah
Tree of Life Menorah

The Tree of Life Menorah brings together fine leaves, sturdy branches, a thick tree trunk, and an intricate system of roots—all made possible through flameworked glass shaped over a 4,000°F torch.

The menorah is a prominent symbol in the Jewish faith and plays a central role in the celebration of Hanukkah. Likewise, the “Tree of Life” carries different meanings across faiths, but holds special meaning in Judaism for its connection to the Torah, the Jewish people’s most sacred text. Genesis, the first book of the Torah, locates the “Tree of Life” at the heart of the Garden of Eden (2.4–3:24), and Proverbs 3:18 teaches: “[The Torah] is a tree of life to those who hold her close.”

For many, the tree represents growth, stability, and fertility, as well as hope for and connection to future generations. The extensive roots and intertwined branches illustrate family connections.

Glass candles with flames were also created and will be added each day of Hanukkah.

The Tree of Life Menorah was developed in partnership with Rabbi Todd Markley of Temple Beth Shalom, Needham, MA.

Kwanzaa Setting made out of glass
Kwanzaa Setting

The kinara, Swahili for candleholder, holds seven candles—three red on the left, three green on the right, and a single black candle in the middle—that represent the seven principles that are the foundation of the African-American celebration Kwanzaa. As a new candle is lit each day, families discuss one principle’s importance and how it fosters community amongst African-Americans.

The glass kinara represents a bridge spanning generations of African-American people, and a waterfall cascades behind it to symbolize how they all flow together. In this setting is a Kikombe cha Umoja (Unity Cup) signifying the gathering of family in celebration of a rich heritage. Behind the scene, a mirror invites the onlooker to see their reflection and contemplate what Umoja means to them.

Kwanzaa Setting was designed by Jonathan Rowe of Horseheads, New York, and the Rowe Family guided and assisted the Museum’s Hot Glass Demo Team in creating the piece. The collaboration grew out of discussions of Kwanzaa principles, African-American history, and the state of race relations in the United States. One key principle surfaced in those conversations as the focal point for discussions of family, community, and the issues at hand: Umoja, or “Unity.”

Little Red Hen image
The Little Red Hen | Virtual Event

A Clemens Center Mary Tripp Marks School-Time Series production
presented by Virginia Rep on Tour

THE LITTLE RED HEN

Available for Streaming Tuesday, December 7 – Sunday, December 19, 2021

 

Based on the traditional folk storybook with music and lyrics by Ford Flannagan.

“Who’ll help me plant the seed?” asks the plucky red hen as she begins the process that goes into making a loaf of her delicious bread. “Not us,” said the sheep, the cow, the horse, and the pig. They all have better things to do. But, “a hen’s gotta do what a hen’s gotta do,” and so our crimson heroine perseveres until her work is done. But, the tricks of the conniving fox combine with the hen’s common sense to add adventure and a sound moral lesson to this classic, feel-good, foot-stompin’ country musical.

Curriculum Ties: Folk Tales, Reading, Science, Music

Recommended for Grades Pre K – 3

Show Length: 52 minutes

 

Purchase information:

For Schools:  Cost for schools is $60/classroom.  Each class must be registered.  A fillable Order Form for Schools is available on-line at ClemensCenter.org or you may contact Janice Slocum to register.  Payment or Purchase Order must be received before the link and password will be sent.

For Homeschools and Individuals:  Cost for Homeschools and Individuals is $6/household.  A fillable Order Form for Homeschools is available on-line at ClemensCenter.org or you may contact Janice Slocum to register.  Payment must be received before the link and password will be sent.

Questions?  Please contact Janice Slocum, School-Time Coordinator at 607-733-5639 x 777 or janices@clemenscenter.org

sunset with text
FREE Live Music Wednesday Nights at Ventosa 5-8pm

Wednesday's live music at Ventosa is back from 6-9pm with a BOGO happy hour from 5-6pm! Cafe Toscana serving until 8pm. Call to reserve your table on our terrace as it fills up quickly (315)719-0000 (leave a message if no answer). See our website for artist line-up: www.VentosaVineyards.com/events 

Events for December 18, 2021 x
MARS BASE EAGLE AT WINGS OF EAGLES
MARS has landed at Wings of Eagles Discovery Center

MARS has landed at Wings of Eagles Discovery Center featuring 2 NEW MARS-BASED ESCAPE ROOMS!

Opening during Covid-19  on Fridays - Sundays 10:00am - 3:00pm for the museum with introductory tours through our new Mars Habitat, MARS BASE EAGLE featuring 2 exciting Mars-based ESCAPE ROOMS

Information and scheduling of Escape Rooms https://mars.wingsofeagles.com/

 

 

 

Holiday Feast made out of glass
Glass Holiday Feast

Stop in to see a festive holiday meal inspired by the warmth and kinship shared at tables throughout the holiday season.

Created by the Hot Glass Demo team, the holiday feast features meal staples like turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, and green beans. Each year the feast grows as gaffers create and bring their favorite dishes to the table.

Colorful glass ornament tree
Holiday Ornament Tree

In 2008, the first annual Holiday Ornament Tree showcased more than 600 ornaments handmade by our Hot Glass Show staff. The tree was eight feet tall and four feet in diameter at the bottom. The next year, the tree grew to 14 feet tall, with more than 2,000 glass ornaments made by Museum glassmakers.

The Museum's glittering ornament tree has now become a holiday tradition — the perfect background for an annual holiday photo. The tree is joined by other wonders in glass, including a holiday meal made entirely of glass, as well as a life-sized glass snowperson family. 

You can’t buy the ornaments on these trees, but you can Make Your Own Glass Ornament, year-round, at The Studio.

A Glass Tree of Life Menorah
Tree of Life Menorah

The Tree of Life Menorah brings together fine leaves, sturdy branches, a thick tree trunk, and an intricate system of roots—all made possible through flameworked glass shaped over a 4,000°F torch.

The menorah is a prominent symbol in the Jewish faith and plays a central role in the celebration of Hanukkah. Likewise, the “Tree of Life” carries different meanings across faiths, but holds special meaning in Judaism for its connection to the Torah, the Jewish people’s most sacred text. Genesis, the first book of the Torah, locates the “Tree of Life” at the heart of the Garden of Eden (2.4–3:24), and Proverbs 3:18 teaches: “[The Torah] is a tree of life to those who hold her close.”

For many, the tree represents growth, stability, and fertility, as well as hope for and connection to future generations. The extensive roots and intertwined branches illustrate family connections.

Glass candles with flames were also created and will be added each day of Hanukkah.

The Tree of Life Menorah was developed in partnership with Rabbi Todd Markley of Temple Beth Shalom, Needham, MA.

Kwanzaa Setting made out of glass
Kwanzaa Setting

The kinara, Swahili for candleholder, holds seven candles—three red on the left, three green on the right, and a single black candle in the middle—that represent the seven principles that are the foundation of the African-American celebration Kwanzaa. As a new candle is lit each day, families discuss one principle’s importance and how it fosters community amongst African-Americans.

The glass kinara represents a bridge spanning generations of African-American people, and a waterfall cascades behind it to symbolize how they all flow together. In this setting is a Kikombe cha Umoja (Unity Cup) signifying the gathering of family in celebration of a rich heritage. Behind the scene, a mirror invites the onlooker to see their reflection and contemplate what Umoja means to them.

Kwanzaa Setting was designed by Jonathan Rowe of Horseheads, New York, and the Rowe Family guided and assisted the Museum’s Hot Glass Demo Team in creating the piece. The collaboration grew out of discussions of Kwanzaa principles, African-American history, and the state of race relations in the United States. One key principle surfaced in those conversations as the focal point for discussions of family, community, and the issues at hand: Umoja, or “Unity.”

Little Red Hen image
The Little Red Hen | Virtual Event

A Clemens Center Mary Tripp Marks School-Time Series production
presented by Virginia Rep on Tour

THE LITTLE RED HEN

Available for Streaming Tuesday, December 7 – Sunday, December 19, 2021

 

Based on the traditional folk storybook with music and lyrics by Ford Flannagan.

“Who’ll help me plant the seed?” asks the plucky red hen as she begins the process that goes into making a loaf of her delicious bread. “Not us,” said the sheep, the cow, the horse, and the pig. They all have better things to do. But, “a hen’s gotta do what a hen’s gotta do,” and so our crimson heroine perseveres until her work is done. But, the tricks of the conniving fox combine with the hen’s common sense to add adventure and a sound moral lesson to this classic, feel-good, foot-stompin’ country musical.

Curriculum Ties: Folk Tales, Reading, Science, Music

Recommended for Grades Pre K – 3

Show Length: 52 minutes

 

Purchase information:

For Schools:  Cost for schools is $60/classroom.  Each class must be registered.  A fillable Order Form for Schools is available on-line at ClemensCenter.org or you may contact Janice Slocum to register.  Payment or Purchase Order must be received before the link and password will be sent.

For Homeschools and Individuals:  Cost for Homeschools and Individuals is $6/household.  A fillable Order Form for Homeschools is available on-line at ClemensCenter.org or you may contact Janice Slocum to register.  Payment must be received before the link and password will be sent.

Questions?  Please contact Janice Slocum, School-Time Coordinator at 607-733-5639 x 777 or janices@clemenscenter.org

Make your own Christmas Ornament -OR- Metal Art for Chistmas!
Make a Christmas Present with Wings of Eagles Discovery Center

Students of any age can choose from two Classes.

Glass Blowing-

In this lesson students will learn how to make and blow glass. Students will make an ornament to take home.  This class in in Corning, NY. Items made during this lesson MUST go through a 24 hour cooling process and will be available for pick-up on Tuesday, December 21, 2021 at Wings of Eagles.   https://checkout.square.site/merchant/MLA6BKMZXDVP9/checkout/OSHDSOWMTM5QGSXEGMSOHJ4V 

 

Metal Works-

In this lesson students will learn the art of metal works, They will draw a design on paper then transfer it to a metal medium make an item to take home.  https://checkout.square.site/merchant/MLA6BKMZXDVP9/checkout/UJZH3YIWRI424NIBMMSTU227

sunset with text
FREE Live Music Wednesday Nights at Ventosa 5-8pm

Wednesday's live music at Ventosa is back from 6-9pm with a BOGO happy hour from 5-6pm! Cafe Toscana serving until 8pm. Call to reserve your table on our terrace as it fills up quickly (315)719-0000 (leave a message if no answer). See our website for artist line-up: www.VentosaVineyards.com/events 

Events for December 19, 2021 x
MARS BASE EAGLE AT WINGS OF EAGLES
MARS has landed at Wings of Eagles Discovery Center

MARS has landed at Wings of Eagles Discovery Center featuring 2 NEW MARS-BASED ESCAPE ROOMS!

Opening during Covid-19  on Fridays - Sundays 10:00am - 3:00pm for the museum with introductory tours through our new Mars Habitat, MARS BASE EAGLE featuring 2 exciting Mars-based ESCAPE ROOMS

Information and scheduling of Escape Rooms https://mars.wingsofeagles.com/

 

 

 

Holiday Feast made out of glass
Glass Holiday Feast

Stop in to see a festive holiday meal inspired by the warmth and kinship shared at tables throughout the holiday season.

Created by the Hot Glass Demo team, the holiday feast features meal staples like turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, and green beans. Each year the feast grows as gaffers create and bring their favorite dishes to the table.

Colorful glass ornament tree
Holiday Ornament Tree

In 2008, the first annual Holiday Ornament Tree showcased more than 600 ornaments handmade by our Hot Glass Show staff. The tree was eight feet tall and four feet in diameter at the bottom. The next year, the tree grew to 14 feet tall, with more than 2,000 glass ornaments made by Museum glassmakers.

The Museum's glittering ornament tree has now become a holiday tradition — the perfect background for an annual holiday photo. The tree is joined by other wonders in glass, including a holiday meal made entirely of glass, as well as a life-sized glass snowperson family. 

You can’t buy the ornaments on these trees, but you can Make Your Own Glass Ornament, year-round, at The Studio.

A Glass Tree of Life Menorah
Tree of Life Menorah

The Tree of Life Menorah brings together fine leaves, sturdy branches, a thick tree trunk, and an intricate system of roots—all made possible through flameworked glass shaped over a 4,000°F torch.

The menorah is a prominent symbol in the Jewish faith and plays a central role in the celebration of Hanukkah. Likewise, the “Tree of Life” carries different meanings across faiths, but holds special meaning in Judaism for its connection to the Torah, the Jewish people’s most sacred text. Genesis, the first book of the Torah, locates the “Tree of Life” at the heart of the Garden of Eden (2.4–3:24), and Proverbs 3:18 teaches: “[The Torah] is a tree of life to those who hold her close.”

For many, the tree represents growth, stability, and fertility, as well as hope for and connection to future generations. The extensive roots and intertwined branches illustrate family connections.

Glass candles with flames were also created and will be added each day of Hanukkah.

The Tree of Life Menorah was developed in partnership with Rabbi Todd Markley of Temple Beth Shalom, Needham, MA.

Kwanzaa Setting made out of glass
Kwanzaa Setting

The kinara, Swahili for candleholder, holds seven candles—three red on the left, three green on the right, and a single black candle in the middle—that represent the seven principles that are the foundation of the African-American celebration Kwanzaa. As a new candle is lit each day, families discuss one principle’s importance and how it fosters community amongst African-Americans.

The glass kinara represents a bridge spanning generations of African-American people, and a waterfall cascades behind it to symbolize how they all flow together. In this setting is a Kikombe cha Umoja (Unity Cup) signifying the gathering of family in celebration of a rich heritage. Behind the scene, a mirror invites the onlooker to see their reflection and contemplate what Umoja means to them.

Kwanzaa Setting was designed by Jonathan Rowe of Horseheads, New York, and the Rowe Family guided and assisted the Museum’s Hot Glass Demo Team in creating the piece. The collaboration grew out of discussions of Kwanzaa principles, African-American history, and the state of race relations in the United States. One key principle surfaced in those conversations as the focal point for discussions of family, community, and the issues at hand: Umoja, or “Unity.”

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The Little Red Hen | Virtual Event

A Clemens Center Mary Tripp Marks School-Time Series production
presented by Virginia Rep on Tour

THE LITTLE RED HEN

Available for Streaming Tuesday, December 7 – Sunday, December 19, 2021

 

Based on the traditional folk storybook with music and lyrics by Ford Flannagan.

“Who’ll help me plant the seed?” asks the plucky red hen as she begins the process that goes into making a loaf of her delicious bread. “Not us,” said the sheep, the cow, the horse, and the pig. They all have better things to do. But, “a hen’s gotta do what a hen’s gotta do,” and so our crimson heroine perseveres until her work is done. But, the tricks of the conniving fox combine with the hen’s common sense to add adventure and a sound moral lesson to this classic, feel-good, foot-stompin’ country musical.

Curriculum Ties: Folk Tales, Reading, Science, Music

Recommended for Grades Pre K – 3

Show Length: 52 minutes

 

Purchase information:

For Schools:  Cost for schools is $60/classroom.  Each class must be registered.  A fillable Order Form for Schools is available on-line at ClemensCenter.org or you may contact Janice Slocum to register.  Payment or Purchase Order must be received before the link and password will be sent.

For Homeschools and Individuals:  Cost for Homeschools and Individuals is $6/household.  A fillable Order Form for Homeschools is available on-line at ClemensCenter.org or you may contact Janice Slocum to register.  Payment must be received before the link and password will be sent.

Questions?  Please contact Janice Slocum, School-Time Coordinator at 607-733-5639 x 777 or janices@clemenscenter.org

sunset with text
FREE Live Music Wednesday Nights at Ventosa 5-8pm

Wednesday's live music at Ventosa is back from 6-9pm with a BOGO happy hour from 5-6pm! Cafe Toscana serving until 8pm. Call to reserve your table on our terrace as it fills up quickly (315)719-0000 (leave a message if no answer). See our website for artist line-up: www.VentosaVineyards.com/events 

Events for December 20, 2021 x
sunset with text
FREE Live Music Wednesday Nights at Ventosa 5-8pm

Wednesday's live music at Ventosa is back from 6-9pm with a BOGO happy hour from 5-6pm! Cafe Toscana serving until 8pm. Call to reserve your table on our terrace as it fills up quickly (315)719-0000 (leave a message if no answer). See our website for artist line-up: www.VentosaVineyards.com/events 

Holiday Feast made out of glass
Glass Holiday Feast

Stop in to see a festive holiday meal inspired by the warmth and kinship shared at tables throughout the holiday season.

Created by the Hot Glass Demo team, the holiday feast features meal staples like turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, and green beans. Each year the feast grows as gaffers create and bring their favorite dishes to the table.

Colorful glass ornament tree
Holiday Ornament Tree

In 2008, the first annual Holiday Ornament Tree showcased more than 600 ornaments handmade by our Hot Glass Show staff. The tree was eight feet tall and four feet in diameter at the bottom. The next year, the tree grew to 14 feet tall, with more than 2,000 glass ornaments made by Museum glassmakers.

The Museum's glittering ornament tree has now become a holiday tradition — the perfect background for an annual holiday photo. The tree is joined by other wonders in glass, including a holiday meal made entirely of glass, as well as a life-sized glass snowperson family. 

You can’t buy the ornaments on these trees, but you can Make Your Own Glass Ornament, year-round, at The Studio.

A Glass Tree of Life Menorah
Tree of Life Menorah

The Tree of Life Menorah brings together fine leaves, sturdy branches, a thick tree trunk, and an intricate system of roots—all made possible through flameworked glass shaped over a 4,000°F torch.

The menorah is a prominent symbol in the Jewish faith and plays a central role in the celebration of Hanukkah. Likewise, the “Tree of Life” carries different meanings across faiths, but holds special meaning in Judaism for its connection to the Torah, the Jewish people’s most sacred text. Genesis, the first book of the Torah, locates the “Tree of Life” at the heart of the Garden of Eden (2.4–3:24), and Proverbs 3:18 teaches: “[The Torah] is a tree of life to those who hold her close.”

For many, the tree represents growth, stability, and fertility, as well as hope for and connection to future generations. The extensive roots and intertwined branches illustrate family connections.

Glass candles with flames were also created and will be added each day of Hanukkah.

The Tree of Life Menorah was developed in partnership with Rabbi Todd Markley of Temple Beth Shalom, Needham, MA.

Kwanzaa Setting made out of glass
Kwanzaa Setting

The kinara, Swahili for candleholder, holds seven candles—three red on the left, three green on the right, and a single black candle in the middle—that represent the seven principles that are the foundation of the African-American celebration Kwanzaa. As a new candle is lit each day, families discuss one principle’s importance and how it fosters community amongst African-Americans.

The glass kinara represents a bridge spanning generations of African-American people, and a waterfall cascades behind it to symbolize how they all flow together. In this setting is a Kikombe cha Umoja (Unity Cup) signifying the gathering of family in celebration of a rich heritage. Behind the scene, a mirror invites the onlooker to see their reflection and contemplate what Umoja means to them.

Kwanzaa Setting was designed by Jonathan Rowe of Horseheads, New York, and the Rowe Family guided and assisted the Museum’s Hot Glass Demo Team in creating the piece. The collaboration grew out of discussions of Kwanzaa principles, African-American history, and the state of race relations in the United States. One key principle surfaced in those conversations as the focal point for discussions of family, community, and the issues at hand: Umoja, or “Unity.”

Events for December 21, 2021 x
sunset with text
FREE Live Music Wednesday Nights at Ventosa 5-8pm

Wednesday's live music at Ventosa is back from 6-9pm with a BOGO happy hour from 5-6pm! Cafe Toscana serving until 8pm. Call to reserve your table on our terrace as it fills up quickly (315)719-0000 (leave a message if no answer). See our website for artist line-up: www.VentosaVineyards.com/events 

Holiday Feast made out of glass
Glass Holiday Feast

Stop in to see a festive holiday meal inspired by the warmth and kinship shared at tables throughout the holiday season.

Created by the Hot Glass Demo team, the holiday feast features meal staples like turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, and green beans. Each year the feast grows as gaffers create and bring their favorite dishes to the table.

Colorful glass ornament tree
Holiday Ornament Tree

In 2008, the first annual Holiday Ornament Tree showcased more than 600 ornaments handmade by our Hot Glass Show staff. The tree was eight feet tall and four feet in diameter at the bottom. The next year, the tree grew to 14 feet tall, with more than 2,000 glass ornaments made by Museum glassmakers.

The Museum's glittering ornament tree has now become a holiday tradition — the perfect background for an annual holiday photo. The tree is joined by other wonders in glass, including a holiday meal made entirely of glass, as well as a life-sized glass snowperson family. 

You can’t buy the ornaments on these trees, but you can Make Your Own Glass Ornament, year-round, at The Studio.

A Glass Tree of Life Menorah
Tree of Life Menorah

The Tree of Life Menorah brings together fine leaves, sturdy branches, a thick tree trunk, and an intricate system of roots—all made possible through flameworked glass shaped over a 4,000°F torch.

The menorah is a prominent symbol in the Jewish faith and plays a central role in the celebration of Hanukkah. Likewise, the “Tree of Life” carries different meanings across faiths, but holds special meaning in Judaism for its connection to the Torah, the Jewish people’s most sacred text. Genesis, the first book of the Torah, locates the “Tree of Life” at the heart of the Garden of Eden (2.4–3:24), and Proverbs 3:18 teaches: “[The Torah] is a tree of life to those who hold her close.”

For many, the tree represents growth, stability, and fertility, as well as hope for and connection to future generations. The extensive roots and intertwined branches illustrate family connections.

Glass candles with flames were also created and will be added each day of Hanukkah.

The Tree of Life Menorah was developed in partnership with Rabbi Todd Markley of Temple Beth Shalom, Needham, MA.

Kwanzaa Setting made out of glass
Kwanzaa Setting

The kinara, Swahili for candleholder, holds seven candles—three red on the left, three green on the right, and a single black candle in the middle—that represent the seven principles that are the foundation of the African-American celebration Kwanzaa. As a new candle is lit each day, families discuss one principle’s importance and how it fosters community amongst African-Americans.

The glass kinara represents a bridge spanning generations of African-American people, and a waterfall cascades behind it to symbolize how they all flow together. In this setting is a Kikombe cha Umoja (Unity Cup) signifying the gathering of family in celebration of a rich heritage. Behind the scene, a mirror invites the onlooker to see their reflection and contemplate what Umoja means to them.

Kwanzaa Setting was designed by Jonathan Rowe of Horseheads, New York, and the Rowe Family guided and assisted the Museum’s Hot Glass Demo Team in creating the piece. The collaboration grew out of discussions of Kwanzaa principles, African-American history, and the state of race relations in the United States. One key principle surfaced in those conversations as the focal point for discussions of family, community, and the issues at hand: Umoja, or “Unity.”

Events for December 22, 2021 x
sunset with text
FREE Live Music Wednesday Nights at Ventosa 5-8pm

Wednesday's live music at Ventosa is back from 6-9pm with a BOGO happy hour from 5-6pm! Cafe Toscana serving until 8pm. Call to reserve your table on our terrace as it fills up quickly (315)719-0000 (leave a message if no answer). See our website for artist line-up: www.VentosaVineyards.com/events 

Holiday Feast made out of glass
Glass Holiday Feast

Stop in to see a festive holiday meal inspired by the warmth and kinship shared at tables throughout the holiday season.

Created by the Hot Glass Demo team, the holiday feast features meal staples like turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, and green beans. Each year the feast grows as gaffers create and bring their favorite dishes to the table.

Colorful glass ornament tree
Holiday Ornament Tree

In 2008, the first annual Holiday Ornament Tree showcased more than 600 ornaments handmade by our Hot Glass Show staff. The tree was eight feet tall and four feet in diameter at the bottom. The next year, the tree grew to 14 feet tall, with more than 2,000 glass ornaments made by Museum glassmakers.

The Museum's glittering ornament tree has now become a holiday tradition — the perfect background for an annual holiday photo. The tree is joined by other wonders in glass, including a holiday meal made entirely of glass, as well as a life-sized glass snowperson family. 

You can’t buy the ornaments on these trees, but you can Make Your Own Glass Ornament, year-round, at The Studio.

A Glass Tree of Life Menorah
Tree of Life Menorah

The Tree of Life Menorah brings together fine leaves, sturdy branches, a thick tree trunk, and an intricate system of roots—all made possible through flameworked glass shaped over a 4,000°F torch.

The menorah is a prominent symbol in the Jewish faith and plays a central role in the celebration of Hanukkah. Likewise, the “Tree of Life” carries different meanings across faiths, but holds special meaning in Judaism for its connection to the Torah, the Jewish people’s most sacred text. Genesis, the first book of the Torah, locates the “Tree of Life” at the heart of the Garden of Eden (2.4–3:24), and Proverbs 3:18 teaches: “[The Torah] is a tree of life to those who hold her close.”

For many, the tree represents growth, stability, and fertility, as well as hope for and connection to future generations. The extensive roots and intertwined branches illustrate family connections.

Glass candles with flames were also created and will be added each day of Hanukkah.

The Tree of Life Menorah was developed in partnership with Rabbi Todd Markley of Temple Beth Shalom, Needham, MA.

Kwanzaa Setting made out of glass
Kwanzaa Setting

The kinara, Swahili for candleholder, holds seven candles—three red on the left, three green on the right, and a single black candle in the middle—that represent the seven principles that are the foundation of the African-American celebration Kwanzaa. As a new candle is lit each day, families discuss one principle’s importance and how it fosters community amongst African-Americans.

The glass kinara represents a bridge spanning generations of African-American people, and a waterfall cascades behind it to symbolize how they all flow together. In this setting is a Kikombe cha Umoja (Unity Cup) signifying the gathering of family in celebration of a rich heritage. Behind the scene, a mirror invites the onlooker to see their reflection and contemplate what Umoja means to them.

Kwanzaa Setting was designed by Jonathan Rowe of Horseheads, New York, and the Rowe Family guided and assisted the Museum’s Hot Glass Demo Team in creating the piece. The collaboration grew out of discussions of Kwanzaa principles, African-American history, and the state of race relations in the United States. One key principle surfaced in those conversations as the focal point for discussions of family, community, and the issues at hand: Umoja, or “Unity.”

Events for December 23, 2021 x
sunset with text
FREE Live Music Wednesday Nights at Ventosa 5-8pm

Wednesday's live music at Ventosa is back from 6-9pm with a BOGO happy hour from 5-6pm! Cafe Toscana serving until 8pm. Call to reserve your table on our terrace as it fills up quickly (315)719-0000 (leave a message if no answer). See our website for artist line-up: www.VentosaVineyards.com/events 

Holiday Feast made out of glass
Glass Holiday Feast

Stop in to see a festive holiday meal inspired by the warmth and kinship shared at tables throughout the holiday season.

Created by the Hot Glass Demo team, the holiday feast features meal staples like turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, and green beans. Each year the feast grows as gaffers create and bring their favorite dishes to the table.

Colorful glass ornament tree
Holiday Ornament Tree

In 2008, the first annual Holiday Ornament Tree showcased more than 600 ornaments handmade by our Hot Glass Show staff. The tree was eight feet tall and four feet in diameter at the bottom. The next year, the tree grew to 14 feet tall, with more than 2,000 glass ornaments made by Museum glassmakers.

The Museum's glittering ornament tree has now become a holiday tradition — the perfect background for an annual holiday photo. The tree is joined by other wonders in glass, including a holiday meal made entirely of glass, as well as a life-sized glass snowperson family. 

You can’t buy the ornaments on these trees, but you can Make Your Own Glass Ornament, year-round, at The Studio.

A Glass Tree of Life Menorah
Tree of Life Menorah

The Tree of Life Menorah brings together fine leaves, sturdy branches, a thick tree trunk, and an intricate system of roots—all made possible through flameworked glass shaped over a 4,000°F torch.

The menorah is a prominent symbol in the Jewish faith and plays a central role in the celebration of Hanukkah. Likewise, the “Tree of Life” carries different meanings across faiths, but holds special meaning in Judaism for its connection to the Torah, the Jewish people’s most sacred text. Genesis, the first book of the Torah, locates the “Tree of Life” at the heart of the Garden of Eden (2.4–3:24), and Proverbs 3:18 teaches: “[The Torah] is a tree of life to those who hold her close.”

For many, the tree represents growth, stability, and fertility, as well as hope for and connection to future generations. The extensive roots and intertwined branches illustrate family connections.

Glass candles with flames were also created and will be added each day of Hanukkah.

The Tree of Life Menorah was developed in partnership with Rabbi Todd Markley of Temple Beth Shalom, Needham, MA.

Kwanzaa Setting made out of glass
Kwanzaa Setting

The kinara, Swahili for candleholder, holds seven candles—three red on the left, three green on the right, and a single black candle in the middle—that represent the seven principles that are the foundation of the African-American celebration Kwanzaa. As a new candle is lit each day, families discuss one principle’s importance and how it fosters community amongst African-Americans.

The glass kinara represents a bridge spanning generations of African-American people, and a waterfall cascades behind it to symbolize how they all flow together. In this setting is a Kikombe cha Umoja (Unity Cup) signifying the gathering of family in celebration of a rich heritage. Behind the scene, a mirror invites the onlooker to see their reflection and contemplate what Umoja means to them.

Kwanzaa Setting was designed by Jonathan Rowe of Horseheads, New York, and the Rowe Family guided and assisted the Museum’s Hot Glass Demo Team in creating the piece. The collaboration grew out of discussions of Kwanzaa principles, African-American history, and the state of race relations in the United States. One key principle surfaced in those conversations as the focal point for discussions of family, community, and the issues at hand: Umoja, or “Unity.”

Events for December 24, 2021 x
sunset with text
FREE Live Music Wednesday Nights at Ventosa 5-8pm

Wednesday's live music at Ventosa is back from 6-9pm with a BOGO happy hour from 5-6pm! Cafe Toscana serving until 8pm. Call to reserve your table on our terrace as it fills up quickly (315)719-0000 (leave a message if no answer). See our website for artist line-up: www.VentosaVineyards.com/events 

Holiday Feast made out of glass
Glass Holiday Feast

Stop in to see a festive holiday meal inspired by the warmth and kinship shared at tables throughout the holiday season.

Created by the Hot Glass Demo team, the holiday feast features meal staples like turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, and green beans. Each year the feast grows as gaffers create and bring their favorite dishes to the table.

Colorful glass ornament tree
Holiday Ornament Tree

In 2008, the first annual Holiday Ornament Tree showcased more than 600 ornaments handmade by our Hot Glass Show staff. The tree was eight feet tall and four feet in diameter at the bottom. The next year, the tree grew to 14 feet tall, with more than 2,000 glass ornaments made by Museum glassmakers.

The Museum's glittering ornament tree has now become a holiday tradition — the perfect background for an annual holiday photo. The tree is joined by other wonders in glass, including a holiday meal made entirely of glass, as well as a life-sized glass snowperson family. 

You can’t buy the ornaments on these trees, but you can Make Your Own Glass Ornament, year-round, at The Studio.

A Glass Tree of Life Menorah
Tree of Life Menorah

The Tree of Life Menorah brings together fine leaves, sturdy branches, a thick tree trunk, and an intricate system of roots—all made possible through flameworked glass shaped over a 4,000°F torch.

The menorah is a prominent symbol in the Jewish faith and plays a central role in the celebration of Hanukkah. Likewise, the “Tree of Life” carries different meanings across faiths, but holds special meaning in Judaism for its connection to the Torah, the Jewish people’s most sacred text. Genesis, the first book of the Torah, locates the “Tree of Life” at the heart of the Garden of Eden (2.4–3:24), and Proverbs 3:18 teaches: “[The Torah] is a tree of life to those who hold her close.”

For many, the tree represents growth, stability, and fertility, as well as hope for and connection to future generations. The extensive roots and intertwined branches illustrate family connections.

Glass candles with flames were also created and will be added each day of Hanukkah.

The Tree of Life Menorah was developed in partnership with Rabbi Todd Markley of Temple Beth Shalom, Needham, MA.

Kwanzaa Setting made out of glass
Kwanzaa Setting

The kinara, Swahili for candleholder, holds seven candles—three red on the left, three green on the right, and a single black candle in the middle—that represent the seven principles that are the foundation of the African-American celebration Kwanzaa. As a new candle is lit each day, families discuss one principle’s importance and how it fosters community amongst African-Americans.

The glass kinara represents a bridge spanning generations of African-American people, and a waterfall cascades behind it to symbolize how they all flow together. In this setting is a Kikombe cha Umoja (Unity Cup) signifying the gathering of family in celebration of a rich heritage. Behind the scene, a mirror invites the onlooker to see their reflection and contemplate what Umoja means to them.

Kwanzaa Setting was designed by Jonathan Rowe of Horseheads, New York, and the Rowe Family guided and assisted the Museum’s Hot Glass Demo Team in creating the piece. The collaboration grew out of discussions of Kwanzaa principles, African-American history, and the state of race relations in the United States. One key principle surfaced in those conversations as the focal point for discussions of family, community, and the issues at hand: Umoja, or “Unity.”

Events for December 25, 2021 x
sunset with text
FREE Live Music Wednesday Nights at Ventosa 5-8pm

Wednesday's live music at Ventosa is back from 6-9pm with a BOGO happy hour from 5-6pm! Cafe Toscana serving until 8pm. Call to reserve your table on our terrace as it fills up quickly (315)719-0000 (leave a message if no answer). See our website for artist line-up: www.VentosaVineyards.com/events 

Holiday Feast made out of glass
Glass Holiday Feast

Stop in to see a festive holiday meal inspired by the warmth and kinship shared at tables throughout the holiday season.

Created by the Hot Glass Demo team, the holiday feast features meal staples like turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, and green beans. Each year the feast grows as gaffers create and bring their favorite dishes to the table.

Colorful glass ornament tree
Holiday Ornament Tree

In 2008, the first annual Holiday Ornament Tree showcased more than 600 ornaments handmade by our Hot Glass Show staff. The tree was eight feet tall and four feet in diameter at the bottom. The next year, the tree grew to 14 feet tall, with more than 2,000 glass ornaments made by Museum glassmakers.

The Museum's glittering ornament tree has now become a holiday tradition — the perfect background for an annual holiday photo. The tree is joined by other wonders in glass, including a holiday meal made entirely of glass, as well as a life-sized glass snowperson family. 

You can’t buy the ornaments on these trees, but you can Make Your Own Glass Ornament, year-round, at The Studio.

A Glass Tree of Life Menorah
Tree of Life Menorah

The Tree of Life Menorah brings together fine leaves, sturdy branches, a thick tree trunk, and an intricate system of roots—all made possible through flameworked glass shaped over a 4,000°F torch.

The menorah is a prominent symbol in the Jewish faith and plays a central role in the celebration of Hanukkah. Likewise, the “Tree of Life” carries different meanings across faiths, but holds special meaning in Judaism for its connection to the Torah, the Jewish people’s most sacred text. Genesis, the first book of the Torah, locates the “Tree of Life” at the heart of the Garden of Eden (2.4–3:24), and Proverbs 3:18 teaches: “[The Torah] is a tree of life to those who hold her close.”

For many, the tree represents growth, stability, and fertility, as well as hope for and connection to future generations. The extensive roots and intertwined branches illustrate family connections.

Glass candles with flames were also created and will be added each day of Hanukkah.

The Tree of Life Menorah was developed in partnership with Rabbi Todd Markley of Temple Beth Shalom, Needham, MA.

Kwanzaa Setting made out of glass
Kwanzaa Setting

The kinara, Swahili for candleholder, holds seven candles—three red on the left, three green on the right, and a single black candle in the middle—that represent the seven principles that are the foundation of the African-American celebration Kwanzaa. As a new candle is lit each day, families discuss one principle’s importance and how it fosters community amongst African-Americans.

The glass kinara represents a bridge spanning generations of African-American people, and a waterfall cascades behind it to symbolize how they all flow together. In this setting is a Kikombe cha Umoja (Unity Cup) signifying the gathering of family in celebration of a rich heritage. Behind the scene, a mirror invites the onlooker to see their reflection and contemplate what Umoja means to them.

Kwanzaa Setting was designed by Jonathan Rowe of Horseheads, New York, and the Rowe Family guided and assisted the Museum’s Hot Glass Demo Team in creating the piece. The collaboration grew out of discussions of Kwanzaa principles, African-American history, and the state of race relations in the United States. One key principle surfaced in those conversations as the focal point for discussions of family, community, and the issues at hand: Umoja, or “Unity.”

Events for December 26, 2021 x
sunset with text
FREE Live Music Wednesday Nights at Ventosa 5-8pm

Wednesday's live music at Ventosa is back from 6-9pm with a BOGO happy hour from 5-6pm! Cafe Toscana serving until 8pm. Call to reserve your table on our terrace as it fills up quickly (315)719-0000 (leave a message if no answer). See our website for artist line-up: www.VentosaVineyards.com/events 

Holiday Feast made out of glass
Glass Holiday Feast

Stop in to see a festive holiday meal inspired by the warmth and kinship shared at tables throughout the holiday season.

Created by the Hot Glass Demo team, the holiday feast features meal staples like turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, and green beans. Each year the feast grows as gaffers create and bring their favorite dishes to the table.

Colorful glass ornament tree
Holiday Ornament Tree

In 2008, the first annual Holiday Ornament Tree showcased more than 600 ornaments handmade by our Hot Glass Show staff. The tree was eight feet tall and four feet in diameter at the bottom. The next year, the tree grew to 14 feet tall, with more than 2,000 glass ornaments made by Museum glassmakers.

The Museum's glittering ornament tree has now become a holiday tradition — the perfect background for an annual holiday photo. The tree is joined by other wonders in glass, including a holiday meal made entirely of glass, as well as a life-sized glass snowperson family. 

You can’t buy the ornaments on these trees, but you can Make Your Own Glass Ornament, year-round, at The Studio.

A Glass Tree of Life Menorah
Tree of Life Menorah

The Tree of Life Menorah brings together fine leaves, sturdy branches, a thick tree trunk, and an intricate system of roots—all made possible through flameworked glass shaped over a 4,000°F torch.

The menorah is a prominent symbol in the Jewish faith and plays a central role in the celebration of Hanukkah. Likewise, the “Tree of Life” carries different meanings across faiths, but holds special meaning in Judaism for its connection to the Torah, the Jewish people’s most sacred text. Genesis, the first book of the Torah, locates the “Tree of Life” at the heart of the Garden of Eden (2.4–3:24), and Proverbs 3:18 teaches: “[The Torah] is a tree of life to those who hold her close.”

For many, the tree represents growth, stability, and fertility, as well as hope for and connection to future generations. The extensive roots and intertwined branches illustrate family connections.

Glass candles with flames were also created and will be added each day of Hanukkah.

The Tree of Life Menorah was developed in partnership with Rabbi Todd Markley of Temple Beth Shalom, Needham, MA.

Kwanzaa Setting made out of glass
Kwanzaa Setting

The kinara, Swahili for candleholder, holds seven candles—three red on the left, three green on the right, and a single black candle in the middle—that represent the seven principles that are the foundation of the African-American celebration Kwanzaa. As a new candle is lit each day, families discuss one principle’s importance and how it fosters community amongst African-Americans.

The glass kinara represents a bridge spanning generations of African-American people, and a waterfall cascades behind it to symbolize how they all flow together. In this setting is a Kikombe cha Umoja (Unity Cup) signifying the gathering of family in celebration of a rich heritage. Behind the scene, a mirror invites the onlooker to see their reflection and contemplate what Umoja means to them.

Kwanzaa Setting was designed by Jonathan Rowe of Horseheads, New York, and the Rowe Family guided and assisted the Museum’s Hot Glass Demo Team in creating the piece. The collaboration grew out of discussions of Kwanzaa principles, African-American history, and the state of race relations in the United States. One key principle surfaced in those conversations as the focal point for discussions of family, community, and the issues at hand: Umoja, or “Unity.”

Events for December 27, 2021 x
sunset with text
FREE Live Music Wednesday Nights at Ventosa 5-8pm

Wednesday's live music at Ventosa is back from 6-9pm with a BOGO happy hour from 5-6pm! Cafe Toscana serving until 8pm. Call to reserve your table on our terrace as it fills up quickly (315)719-0000 (leave a message if no answer). See our website for artist line-up: www.VentosaVineyards.com/events 

Holiday Feast made out of glass
Glass Holiday Feast

Stop in to see a festive holiday meal inspired by the warmth and kinship shared at tables throughout the holiday season.

Created by the Hot Glass Demo team, the holiday feast features meal staples like turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, and green beans. Each year the feast grows as gaffers create and bring their favorite dishes to the table.

Colorful glass ornament tree
Holiday Ornament Tree

In 2008, the first annual Holiday Ornament Tree showcased more than 600 ornaments handmade by our Hot Glass Show staff. The tree was eight feet tall and four feet in diameter at the bottom. The next year, the tree grew to 14 feet tall, with more than 2,000 glass ornaments made by Museum glassmakers.

The Museum's glittering ornament tree has now become a holiday tradition — the perfect background for an annual holiday photo. The tree is joined by other wonders in glass, including a holiday meal made entirely of glass, as well as a life-sized glass snowperson family. 

You can’t buy the ornaments on these trees, but you can Make Your Own Glass Ornament, year-round, at The Studio.

A Glass Tree of Life Menorah
Tree of Life Menorah

The Tree of Life Menorah brings together fine leaves, sturdy branches, a thick tree trunk, and an intricate system of roots—all made possible through flameworked glass shaped over a 4,000°F torch.

The menorah is a prominent symbol in the Jewish faith and plays a central role in the celebration of Hanukkah. Likewise, the “Tree of Life” carries different meanings across faiths, but holds special meaning in Judaism for its connection to the Torah, the Jewish people’s most sacred text. Genesis, the first book of the Torah, locates the “Tree of Life” at the heart of the Garden of Eden (2.4–3:24), and Proverbs 3:18 teaches: “[The Torah] is a tree of life to those who hold her close.”

For many, the tree represents growth, stability, and fertility, as well as hope for and connection to future generations. The extensive roots and intertwined branches illustrate family connections.

Glass candles with flames were also created and will be added each day of Hanukkah.

The Tree of Life Menorah was developed in partnership with Rabbi Todd Markley of Temple Beth Shalom, Needham, MA.

Kwanzaa Setting made out of glass
Kwanzaa Setting

The kinara, Swahili for candleholder, holds seven candles—three red on the left, three green on the right, and a single black candle in the middle—that represent the seven principles that are the foundation of the African-American celebration Kwanzaa. As a new candle is lit each day, families discuss one principle’s importance and how it fosters community amongst African-Americans.

The glass kinara represents a bridge spanning generations of African-American people, and a waterfall cascades behind it to symbolize how they all flow together. In this setting is a Kikombe cha Umoja (Unity Cup) signifying the gathering of family in celebration of a rich heritage. Behind the scene, a mirror invites the onlooker to see their reflection and contemplate what Umoja means to them.

Kwanzaa Setting was designed by Jonathan Rowe of Horseheads, New York, and the Rowe Family guided and assisted the Museum’s Hot Glass Demo Team in creating the piece. The collaboration grew out of discussions of Kwanzaa principles, African-American history, and the state of race relations in the United States. One key principle surfaced in those conversations as the focal point for discussions of family, community, and the issues at hand: Umoja, or “Unity.”

Events for December 28, 2021 x
sunset with text
FREE Live Music Wednesday Nights at Ventosa 5-8pm

Wednesday's live music at Ventosa is back from 6-9pm with a BOGO happy hour from 5-6pm! Cafe Toscana serving until 8pm. Call to reserve your table on our terrace as it fills up quickly (315)719-0000 (leave a message if no answer). See our website for artist line-up: www.VentosaVineyards.com/events 

Holiday Feast made out of glass
Glass Holiday Feast

Stop in to see a festive holiday meal inspired by the warmth and kinship shared at tables throughout the holiday season.

Created by the Hot Glass Demo team, the holiday feast features meal staples like turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, and green beans. Each year the feast grows as gaffers create and bring their favorite dishes to the table.

Colorful glass ornament tree
Holiday Ornament Tree

In 2008, the first annual Holiday Ornament Tree showcased more than 600 ornaments handmade by our Hot Glass Show staff. The tree was eight feet tall and four feet in diameter at the bottom. The next year, the tree grew to 14 feet tall, with more than 2,000 glass ornaments made by Museum glassmakers.

The Museum's glittering ornament tree has now become a holiday tradition — the perfect background for an annual holiday photo. The tree is joined by other wonders in glass, including a holiday meal made entirely of glass, as well as a life-sized glass snowperson family. 

You can’t buy the ornaments on these trees, but you can Make Your Own Glass Ornament, year-round, at The Studio.

A Glass Tree of Life Menorah
Tree of Life Menorah

The Tree of Life Menorah brings together fine leaves, sturdy branches, a thick tree trunk, and an intricate system of roots—all made possible through flameworked glass shaped over a 4,000°F torch.

The menorah is a prominent symbol in the Jewish faith and plays a central role in the celebration of Hanukkah. Likewise, the “Tree of Life” carries different meanings across faiths, but holds special meaning in Judaism for its connection to the Torah, the Jewish people’s most sacred text. Genesis, the first book of the Torah, locates the “Tree of Life” at the heart of the Garden of Eden (2.4–3:24), and Proverbs 3:18 teaches: “[The Torah] is a tree of life to those who hold her close.”

For many, the tree represents growth, stability, and fertility, as well as hope for and connection to future generations. The extensive roots and intertwined branches illustrate family connections.

Glass candles with flames were also created and will be added each day of Hanukkah.

The Tree of Life Menorah was developed in partnership with Rabbi Todd Markley of Temple Beth Shalom, Needham, MA.

Kwanzaa Setting made out of glass
Kwanzaa Setting

The kinara, Swahili for candleholder, holds seven candles—three red on the left, three green on the right, and a single black candle in the middle—that represent the seven principles that are the foundation of the African-American celebration Kwanzaa. As a new candle is lit each day, families discuss one principle’s importance and how it fosters community amongst African-Americans.

The glass kinara represents a bridge spanning generations of African-American people, and a waterfall cascades behind it to symbolize how they all flow together. In this setting is a Kikombe cha Umoja (Unity Cup) signifying the gathering of family in celebration of a rich heritage. Behind the scene, a mirror invites the onlooker to see their reflection and contemplate what Umoja means to them.

Kwanzaa Setting was designed by Jonathan Rowe of Horseheads, New York, and the Rowe Family guided and assisted the Museum’s Hot Glass Demo Team in creating the piece. The collaboration grew out of discussions of Kwanzaa principles, African-American history, and the state of race relations in the United States. One key principle surfaced in those conversations as the focal point for discussions of family, community, and the issues at hand: Umoja, or “Unity.”

Events for December 29, 2021 x
sunset with text
FREE Live Music Wednesday Nights at Ventosa 5-8pm

Wednesday's live music at Ventosa is back from 6-9pm with a BOGO happy hour from 5-6pm! Cafe Toscana serving until 8pm. Call to reserve your table on our terrace as it fills up quickly (315)719-0000 (leave a message if no answer). See our website for artist line-up: www.VentosaVineyards.com/events 

Holiday Feast made out of glass
Glass Holiday Feast

Stop in to see a festive holiday meal inspired by the warmth and kinship shared at tables throughout the holiday season.

Created by the Hot Glass Demo team, the holiday feast features meal staples like turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, and green beans. Each year the feast grows as gaffers create and bring their favorite dishes to the table.

Colorful glass ornament tree
Holiday Ornament Tree

In 2008, the first annual Holiday Ornament Tree showcased more than 600 ornaments handmade by our Hot Glass Show staff. The tree was eight feet tall and four feet in diameter at the bottom. The next year, the tree grew to 14 feet tall, with more than 2,000 glass ornaments made by Museum glassmakers.

The Museum's glittering ornament tree has now become a holiday tradition — the perfect background for an annual holiday photo. The tree is joined by other wonders in glass, including a holiday meal made entirely of glass, as well as a life-sized glass snowperson family. 

You can’t buy the ornaments on these trees, but you can Make Your Own Glass Ornament, year-round, at The Studio.

A Glass Tree of Life Menorah
Tree of Life Menorah

The Tree of Life Menorah brings together fine leaves, sturdy branches, a thick tree trunk, and an intricate system of roots—all made possible through flameworked glass shaped over a 4,000°F torch.

The menorah is a prominent symbol in the Jewish faith and plays a central role in the celebration of Hanukkah. Likewise, the “Tree of Life” carries different meanings across faiths, but holds special meaning in Judaism for its connection to the Torah, the Jewish people’s most sacred text. Genesis, the first book of the Torah, locates the “Tree of Life” at the heart of the Garden of Eden (2.4–3:24), and Proverbs 3:18 teaches: “[The Torah] is a tree of life to those who hold her close.”

For many, the tree represents growth, stability, and fertility, as well as hope for and connection to future generations. The extensive roots and intertwined branches illustrate family connections.

Glass candles with flames were also created and will be added each day of Hanukkah.

The Tree of Life Menorah was developed in partnership with Rabbi Todd Markley of Temple Beth Shalom, Needham, MA.

Kwanzaa Setting made out of glass
Kwanzaa Setting

The kinara, Swahili for candleholder, holds seven candles—three red on the left, three green on the right, and a single black candle in the middle—that represent the seven principles that are the foundation of the African-American celebration Kwanzaa. As a new candle is lit each day, families discuss one principle’s importance and how it fosters community amongst African-Americans.

The glass kinara represents a bridge spanning generations of African-American people, and a waterfall cascades behind it to symbolize how they all flow together. In this setting is a Kikombe cha Umoja (Unity Cup) signifying the gathering of family in celebration of a rich heritage. Behind the scene, a mirror invites the onlooker to see their reflection and contemplate what Umoja means to them.

Kwanzaa Setting was designed by Jonathan Rowe of Horseheads, New York, and the Rowe Family guided and assisted the Museum’s Hot Glass Demo Team in creating the piece. The collaboration grew out of discussions of Kwanzaa principles, African-American history, and the state of race relations in the United States. One key principle surfaced in those conversations as the focal point for discussions of family, community, and the issues at hand: Umoja, or “Unity.”

Events for December 30, 2021 x
sunset with text
FREE Live Music Wednesday Nights at Ventosa 5-8pm

Wednesday's live music at Ventosa is back from 6-9pm with a BOGO happy hour from 5-6pm! Cafe Toscana serving until 8pm. Call to reserve your table on our terrace as it fills up quickly (315)719-0000 (leave a message if no answer). See our website for artist line-up: www.VentosaVineyards.com/events 

Holiday Feast made out of glass
Glass Holiday Feast

Stop in to see a festive holiday meal inspired by the warmth and kinship shared at tables throughout the holiday season.

Created by the Hot Glass Demo team, the holiday feast features meal staples like turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, and green beans. Each year the feast grows as gaffers create and bring their favorite dishes to the table.

Colorful glass ornament tree
Holiday Ornament Tree

In 2008, the first annual Holiday Ornament Tree showcased more than 600 ornaments handmade by our Hot Glass Show staff. The tree was eight feet tall and four feet in diameter at the bottom. The next year, the tree grew to 14 feet tall, with more than 2,000 glass ornaments made by Museum glassmakers.

The Museum's glittering ornament tree has now become a holiday tradition — the perfect background for an annual holiday photo. The tree is joined by other wonders in glass, including a holiday meal made entirely of glass, as well as a life-sized glass snowperson family. 

You can’t buy the ornaments on these trees, but you can Make Your Own Glass Ornament, year-round, at The Studio.

A Glass Tree of Life Menorah
Tree of Life Menorah

The Tree of Life Menorah brings together fine leaves, sturdy branches, a thick tree trunk, and an intricate system of roots—all made possible through flameworked glass shaped over a 4,000°F torch.

The menorah is a prominent symbol in the Jewish faith and plays a central role in the celebration of Hanukkah. Likewise, the “Tree of Life” carries different meanings across faiths, but holds special meaning in Judaism for its connection to the Torah, the Jewish people’s most sacred text. Genesis, the first book of the Torah, locates the “Tree of Life” at the heart of the Garden of Eden (2.4–3:24), and Proverbs 3:18 teaches: “[The Torah] is a tree of life to those who hold her close.”

For many, the tree represents growth, stability, and fertility, as well as hope for and connection to future generations. The extensive roots and intertwined branches illustrate family connections.

Glass candles with flames were also created and will be added each day of Hanukkah.

The Tree of Life Menorah was developed in partnership with Rabbi Todd Markley of Temple Beth Shalom, Needham, MA.

Kwanzaa Setting made out of glass
Kwanzaa Setting

The kinara, Swahili for candleholder, holds seven candles—three red on the left, three green on the right, and a single black candle in the middle—that represent the seven principles that are the foundation of the African-American celebration Kwanzaa. As a new candle is lit each day, families discuss one principle’s importance and how it fosters community amongst African-Americans.

The glass kinara represents a bridge spanning generations of African-American people, and a waterfall cascades behind it to symbolize how they all flow together. In this setting is a Kikombe cha Umoja (Unity Cup) signifying the gathering of family in celebration of a rich heritage. Behind the scene, a mirror invites the onlooker to see their reflection and contemplate what Umoja means to them.

Kwanzaa Setting was designed by Jonathan Rowe of Horseheads, New York, and the Rowe Family guided and assisted the Museum’s Hot Glass Demo Team in creating the piece. The collaboration grew out of discussions of Kwanzaa principles, African-American history, and the state of race relations in the United States. One key principle surfaced in those conversations as the focal point for discussions of family, community, and the issues at hand: Umoja, or “Unity.”

Events for December 31, 2021 x
Holiday Feast made out of glass
Glass Holiday Feast

Stop in to see a festive holiday meal inspired by the warmth and kinship shared at tables throughout the holiday season.

Created by the Hot Glass Demo team, the holiday feast features meal staples like turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, and green beans. Each year the feast grows as gaffers create and bring their favorite dishes to the table.

Colorful glass ornament tree
Holiday Ornament Tree

In 2008, the first annual Holiday Ornament Tree showcased more than 600 ornaments handmade by our Hot Glass Show staff. The tree was eight feet tall and four feet in diameter at the bottom. The next year, the tree grew to 14 feet tall, with more than 2,000 glass ornaments made by Museum glassmakers.

The Museum's glittering ornament tree has now become a holiday tradition — the perfect background for an annual holiday photo. The tree is joined by other wonders in glass, including a holiday meal made entirely of glass, as well as a life-sized glass snowperson family. 

You can’t buy the ornaments on these trees, but you can Make Your Own Glass Ornament, year-round, at The Studio.

A Glass Tree of Life Menorah
Tree of Life Menorah

The Tree of Life Menorah brings together fine leaves, sturdy branches, a thick tree trunk, and an intricate system of roots—all made possible through flameworked glass shaped over a 4,000°F torch.

The menorah is a prominent symbol in the Jewish faith and plays a central role in the celebration of Hanukkah. Likewise, the “Tree of Life” carries different meanings across faiths, but holds special meaning in Judaism for its connection to the Torah, the Jewish people’s most sacred text. Genesis, the first book of the Torah, locates the “Tree of Life” at the heart of the Garden of Eden (2.4–3:24), and Proverbs 3:18 teaches: “[The Torah] is a tree of life to those who hold her close.”

For many, the tree represents growth, stability, and fertility, as well as hope for and connection to future generations. The extensive roots and intertwined branches illustrate family connections.

Glass candles with flames were also created and will be added each day of Hanukkah.

The Tree of Life Menorah was developed in partnership with Rabbi Todd Markley of Temple Beth Shalom, Needham, MA.

Kwanzaa Setting made out of glass
Kwanzaa Setting

The kinara, Swahili for candleholder, holds seven candles—three red on the left, three green on the right, and a single black candle in the middle—that represent the seven principles that are the foundation of the African-American celebration Kwanzaa. As a new candle is lit each day, families discuss one principle’s importance and how it fosters community amongst African-Americans.

The glass kinara represents a bridge spanning generations of African-American people, and a waterfall cascades behind it to symbolize how they all flow together. In this setting is a Kikombe cha Umoja (Unity Cup) signifying the gathering of family in celebration of a rich heritage. Behind the scene, a mirror invites the onlooker to see their reflection and contemplate what Umoja means to them.

Kwanzaa Setting was designed by Jonathan Rowe of Horseheads, New York, and the Rowe Family guided and assisted the Museum’s Hot Glass Demo Team in creating the piece. The collaboration grew out of discussions of Kwanzaa principles, African-American history, and the state of race relations in the United States. One key principle surfaced in those conversations as the focal point for discussions of family, community, and the issues at hand: Umoja, or “Unity.”

19
Dec 2020
Thru
19
Dec 2021
MARS has landed at Wings of Eagles Discovery Center featuring 2 NEW MARS-BASED ESCAPE ROOMS!
339 Daniel Zenker Drive
10:00 AM
(607)-358-4247
02
Jun 2021
Thru
29
Jun 2022
Wednesday's live music at Ventosa is back from 6-9pm with a BOGO happy hour from 5-6pm! Cafe Toscana serving until 8pm.
3440 Rt 96a
5 pm
(315)-719-0000
01
Nov 2021
Thru
30
Nov 2021
To show appreciation for their service to our country, all military veterans will receive free admission to The Corning Museum of Glass through the month of November.
1 Museum way Corning NY 14830
09:00 am
(607)-937-5371
15
Nov 2021
Thru
03
Jan 2022
Stop in to see a festive holiday meal inspired by the warmth and kinship shared at tables throughout the holiday season.
1 Museum Way
09:00 am
(607)-438-5109
18
Nov 2021
Thru
03
Jan 2022
In 2008, the first annual Holiday Ornament Tree showcased more than 600 ornaments handmade by our Hot Glass Show staff.
1 Museum Way
09:00 am
(607)-937-5371
20
Nov 2021
Thru
05
Dec 2021
Here’s a quick rundown on how this event will work, but please see below for further details, explanations, and event tidbits:
2770 Ernsberger Road, Suite 200
10:00
(800)-684-5217
22
Nov 2021
Thru
03
Jan 2022
The Tree of Life Menorah brings together fine leaves, sturdy branches, a thick tree trunk, and an intricate system of roots—all made possible through flameworked glass shaped over a 4,000°F torch.
1 Museum Way
09:00 am
(607)-937-5371
22
Nov 2021
Thru
03
Jan 2022
The kinara, Swahili for candleholder, holds seven candles—three red on the left, three green on the right, and a single black candle in the middle—that represent the seven principles that are the foundation o
1 Museum Way
09:00 am
(607)-937-5371
30
Nov 2021
Thru
01
Dec 2021
Clemens Center’s 2021-2022 Broadway Series presents WAITRESS Tuesday – Wednesday, November 30 – December 1, 2021 at 7:30 pm*  
207 Clemens Center Parkway
7:30 pm
(607)-734-8191
02
Dec 2021
Thru
02
Nov 2021
In our live demo series, Bring the Heat, join us for a live stream of glass artists demonstrating their expertise and skillful execution while “in the zone.”
1 Museum Way
03:30 PM
(607)-937-5371