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Annual Festivals & Special Events

Fun for the whole family

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 wine country, so don't forget to check on special events with our Wine Trail partners. But, there's much more to the Finger Lakes. Events centered around outdoor adventure, our rich history, the changing seasons, harvest season and the region's agricultural bounty, sport and music are never far away.  

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.

Live music can be found throughout the region nearly every day of the week by visiting our partner FLX Music 247.

Find true local culture in the county fairs hosted in each of the 14 counties of the Finger Lakes. There you will find the taste, sights and sounds of summer in the region.

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Events for March 1, 2024 x
relax
Hibercation

We describe Hibercation as: part hibernation, part vacation and 100% good for the soul! Cayuga County is inviting you to enjoy some guilt free downtime while you escape the day-to-day pressures of work and home. Book a weekend escape or visit participating businesses between January 15 and March 15, and receive special deals designed to help you Hibercate. Don’t forget to mention Hibercation to receive your special deal. Visit: Hibercation.com for all the cozy details

Replica of a 17th century longhouse at Ganondagan State Historic Site in Víctor NY
Living History at Ganondagan

Ganondagan State Historic Site in Victor, NY (18 miles southeast of Rochester) is the only state park in New York devoted entirely to indigenous American history and culture. Walk in the Park visited Ganondagan on September 21, 2019 for their annual Living History Day, with Haudenosaunee people dressed in 17th century dress explaining the history and ways of Ganondagan and their people at that time. This takes place in the full-scale bark longhouse. In their museum, the Seneca Art and Culture Center, Friends of Ganondagan demonstrate ancient arts and skills, while others demonstrate traditional cooking, archery and other life crafts in stations near the longhouse. Find out more about Ganondagan

We round out this encore episode (227) with scenes from the September 2019 Ithaca Climate March, which occurred with thousands of such events around the world.

Walk in the Park is a non-commercial, public access television series produced in Ithaca NY for cablecast on Ithaca channel 13, by Owl Gorge Productions, a Finger Lakes Tourism Alliance partner.

Image from Brooke Lange art show
March '24 Gallery Night with Brooke Lange

Join us at the Grayhaven Motel Friday March 1st for “Herstory and Theirstory, as Told Through Sports”, a solo show by Brooke Lange, that takes the viewer on a journey to different places and times in human history, guided by mixed media collage pieces made of and installed on found items. Using primary and secondary found resources, the artist explores the evolving position and perception of women and non-binary individuals in society throughout history, as shown through sports. Brooke Lange is an artist and writer living in Ithaca, New York. “Herstory and Theirstory, as Told Through Sports” is on display at Grayhaven Motel Lounge with the Inlet Valley Arts Center throughout Women’s History Month (March 2024).

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Nanni heads to King Ferry

Nanni heads to King Ferry for TGIF fun, craft brews, live tunes and a first time appearance at Aurora Brewing Company, armed with piano, accordion, guitar, voice, whistle, and songs, songs, songs...

Winter Happy Hour at Barnstormer Winery! Every Friday February through April featuring live music by local artists, alternating bistro menus, & specialty happy hour drink menus from 5pm-8pm!
Winter Happy Hour, Live Music & Bistro Series

Join us at Barnstormer Winery this winter on Friday evenings from 5pm – 8pm, for our annual Happy Hour, Live Music & Caterer series! Running February, March, and April, we feature musicians who write and perform all original music. Enjoy Barnstormer wine, local beer and craft cocktails, along with locally sourced & seasonally fresh pop-up catering menus each week by our good friends at DEAN LANE CATERING.

Updated menus on our Facebook event page weekly!

No Cover and Family Friendly for our Friday Happy Hours! Seating is based on a first come first served basis, with large group reservations being the exception if you have 8 or more and call in advance, to reserve space for your group to guarantee seatings.

Local musicians performing all original music!

Friday, February 2nd Joe & Rena
Friday, February 9th Mike Lucey
Friday, February 16th River Lynch
Friday, February 23rd Tim Braley
Friday, March 1st JP Payton
Friday, March 8th Levi Gangi
Friday, March 15th Rena Guinn
Friday, March 22nd Charlie Rietz
Friday, March 29th James Calleo
Friday, April 5th John Horne
Friday, April 12th Scott Tremolo
Friday, April 19th John Krieg
Friday, April 26th Charlie Rietz

Parking fills up fast so try and carpool as well.

Don’t miss it!

Have a larger group (8 or more)? Please give us a call in advance at 607-243-4008 and we can reserve a space for you! 

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Snowshoeing Weekend Adventure

Embrace the fun of the freshly fallen snow with a snowshoeing weekend adventure. Don’t worry if you don’t have your own snowshoes as we will provide them for you. This snowshoeing self-guided program allows you to explore on your own time and at your leisure. This program offers use of Saunders Finger Lakes Museum snowshoes for three evenings, with pick up from the SFLM office in Branchport by Friday at 5pm and return to the SFLM office by noon on Monday.

Snow + snowshoes = a great weekend of chilly thrills!

Events for March 2, 2024 x
relax
Hibercation

We describe Hibercation as: part hibernation, part vacation and 100% good for the soul! Cayuga County is inviting you to enjoy some guilt free downtime while you escape the day-to-day pressures of work and home. Book a weekend escape or visit participating businesses between January 15 and March 15, and receive special deals designed to help you Hibercate. Don’t forget to mention Hibercation to receive your special deal. Visit: Hibercation.com for all the cozy details

Replica of a 17th century longhouse at Ganondagan State Historic Site in Víctor NY
Living History at Ganondagan

Ganondagan State Historic Site in Victor, NY (18 miles southeast of Rochester) is the only state park in New York devoted entirely to indigenous American history and culture. Walk in the Park visited Ganondagan on September 21, 2019 for their annual Living History Day, with Haudenosaunee people dressed in 17th century dress explaining the history and ways of Ganondagan and their people at that time. This takes place in the full-scale bark longhouse. In their museum, the Seneca Art and Culture Center, Friends of Ganondagan demonstrate ancient arts and skills, while others demonstrate traditional cooking, archery and other life crafts in stations near the longhouse. Find out more about Ganondagan

We round out this encore episode (227) with scenes from the September 2019 Ithaca Climate March, which occurred with thousands of such events around the world.

Walk in the Park is a non-commercial, public access television series produced in Ithaca NY for cablecast on Ithaca channel 13, by Owl Gorge Productions, a Finger Lakes Tourism Alliance partner.

pink snowshoes
Snowshoeing Weekend Adventure

Embrace the fun of the freshly fallen snow with a snowshoeing weekend adventure. Don’t worry if you don’t have your own snowshoes as we will provide them for you. This snowshoeing self-guided program allows you to explore on your own time and at your leisure. This program offers use of Saunders Finger Lakes Museum snowshoes for three evenings, with pick up from the SFLM office in Branchport by Friday at 5pm and return to the SFLM office by noon on Monday.

Snow + snowshoes = a great weekend of chilly thrills!

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PAPAGAYO! A Sensory-Friendly Performance

The Clemens Center and John G. Ullman & Associates Foundation, Inc. 2023-24 Family Connex Series presents

Tri-Cities Opera
PAPAGAYO!
A Sensory-Friendly Performance

Saturday, March 2, 2024 at 2:00pm


Tri-Cities Opera welcomes you to a rainforest filled with bright animal characters and puppets aplenty! Papagayo is a story of celebrating differences and working together. When the hungry Moon Dog threatens their beloved moon, Papagayo helps to save the day and encourage the night creatures to see him in a new light!

This is a 45-minute Sensory-Friendly performance for children and adults with autism spectrum disorders or any sensory or social cognitive disorders.

Adjustments to the production include:

– house lights dimmed (but not off),
– no strobes or flashing lights
– consistent sound volume,
– explanation of what will be seen and heard – narrators in the story
– quiet areas in the venue,(namely, Mandeville Hall)
– fidgets welcome
– audience encouraged to talk and react,
– ability to leave your seats.
– If a customer need to use a specific electronic device, such as an iPad, to help with their – enjoyment of the show, they are allowed and customer is asked to inform the ushers as they enter the theatre.

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Irish Dance Day at TCFA

Irish Dance Day at the Trumansburg Conservatory of Fine Arts
Saturday, March 2
Instructor: Sara Gutis, SG Academy of Irish Dance
Assisted by: Mark Gutis
Each session $15 - register here: https://classbug.com/businesses/2343/offerings

1-1:45 pm Beginning Step Dance Open to dancers ages 7 and up. Learn Irish dance basics in a fun, structured class open to beginners. Footwear: ballet slippers or ghillies if you have them. Wear comfortable clothing, bring a water bottle, and be ready to move!

2-2:55 pm Teen/Adult Hard Shoe Open to teens and adults with experience in Irish hard shoe technique or tap dance. Practice technique used in an Irish traditional set dance, Garden of Daisies. Footwear: Jig (hard) shoes or tap shoes if you have them, otherwise dance sneakers or hard-soled shoes. Dress for comfort and movement, and bring a water bottle!

3:30-5 pm Ceili (Party) Dances! Open to teens and adults, with or without experience in Irish ceili dance. This fun class celebrates the joy of community dancing with others. Learn basic footwork and patterns, and move to traditional Irish music as you get ready for upcoming St. Patrick's Day celebrations. Bring a water bottle and friends and family. The more, the merrier!

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Walking in a Winter Wineryland at Hunt Country Vineyards with Montezuma Audubon Center

Get outside this winter with the Montezuma Audubon Center at Hunt Country Vineyards (4021 Italy Hill Road, Branchport, NY 14418). An Audubon Educator will lead a guided leisure hike through Hunt Country's vineyard trails to explore what birds and wildlife are hanging out. After our excursion, we will warm up in the tasting room for a glass of wine and soup. While you are enjoying your wine and soup, Daena Ford from Braddock Bay Raptor Research will give a presentation on her live bird of prey ambassadors for an up-close experience of her raptor friends. Participants are welcome to stay at the winery for more tasting experiences, extra glasses, and light snacks to enjoy this winter day. This event is 21+ and winery staff may ask for identification. A majority of this program will take place outside so please dress accordingly.

Events for March 3, 2024 x
relax
Hibercation

We describe Hibercation as: part hibernation, part vacation and 100% good for the soul! Cayuga County is inviting you to enjoy some guilt free downtime while you escape the day-to-day pressures of work and home. Book a weekend escape or visit participating businesses between January 15 and March 15, and receive special deals designed to help you Hibercate. Don’t forget to mention Hibercation to receive your special deal. Visit: Hibercation.com for all the cozy details

Replica of a 17th century longhouse at Ganondagan State Historic Site in Víctor NY
Living History at Ganondagan

Ganondagan State Historic Site in Victor, NY (18 miles southeast of Rochester) is the only state park in New York devoted entirely to indigenous American history and culture. Walk in the Park visited Ganondagan on September 21, 2019 for their annual Living History Day, with Haudenosaunee people dressed in 17th century dress explaining the history and ways of Ganondagan and their people at that time. This takes place in the full-scale bark longhouse. In their museum, the Seneca Art and Culture Center, Friends of Ganondagan demonstrate ancient arts and skills, while others demonstrate traditional cooking, archery and other life crafts in stations near the longhouse. Find out more about Ganondagan

We round out this encore episode (227) with scenes from the September 2019 Ithaca Climate March, which occurred with thousands of such events around the world.

Walk in the Park is a non-commercial, public access television series produced in Ithaca NY for cablecast on Ithaca channel 13, by Owl Gorge Productions, a Finger Lakes Tourism Alliance partner.

pink snowshoes
Snowshoeing Weekend Adventure

Embrace the fun of the freshly fallen snow with a snowshoeing weekend adventure. Don’t worry if you don’t have your own snowshoes as we will provide them for you. This snowshoeing self-guided program allows you to explore on your own time and at your leisure. This program offers use of Saunders Finger Lakes Museum snowshoes for three evenings, with pick up from the SFLM office in Branchport by Friday at 5pm and return to the SFLM office by noon on Monday.

Snow + snowshoes = a great weekend of chilly thrills!

Join us and our winemaker to taste through limited release, reserve, and library wines while paired with our local cheese & charcuterie board.
Winemaker Tasting Series at Barnstormer Winery

Join us Sundays in February & March to taste through the best of Barnstormer with our Winemaker, Taylor Stember. 

Taylor will lead you through a special tasting of 8 wines, including limited release & reserve wines, all by our cozy fireplace. 

Each ticket includes a cheese & charcuterie board & exclusive access to this limited experience of only 8 guests per tasting time. 

Two seatings will take place at 11am & 2:30pm each Sunday. These tastings will last 1.5 hours.

$45 per person / $35 for any tier of our wine club members from Aviator’s, Frequent Flyer’s to High Flyer’s Wine Clubs.

Purchase your ticket on our website to secure your spot in this limited tasting series! 

No children or infants are permitted for this event. 21+ only. 

Song of the Sea
A Celebration of Celtic Culture

A Celebration of Celtic Culture
Sunday, March 3, 4:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Film screening will begin at 5:00. Free and Open to the Public

Featuring a Film Screening: of "Song of the Sea" directed by Tomm Moore.
This enchanting Irish animation tells the story of Ben and his little sister Saoirse – the last Seal-child – who embark on a fantastic journey across a fading world of ancient legend and magic in an attempt to return to their home by the sea.

This event will also include an art workshop craft activity featuring a Celtic Knot art project, traditional Potato soups and Irish soda bread will be provided.

Funded by the Trumansburg Educational Foundation.

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Simply Dave

Simply Dave will be playing at LCBC from 1-4:00PM

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Annual Colloca Bridal Show

We’ve set a date for our big day— the annual Colloca Bridal Show.

We will see you Sunday, March 3rd, with over 20 wedding vendors in our Grand Ballroom at The Fair Haven Events Center. We will have adult refreshments and bites from The Lounge, as well as a fashion show.

Check out the vendor list (soon) and other information at the ticket link above.

Events for March 4, 2024 x
relax
Hibercation

We describe Hibercation as: part hibernation, part vacation and 100% good for the soul! Cayuga County is inviting you to enjoy some guilt free downtime while you escape the day-to-day pressures of work and home. Book a weekend escape or visit participating businesses between January 15 and March 15, and receive special deals designed to help you Hibercate. Don’t forget to mention Hibercation to receive your special deal. Visit: Hibercation.com for all the cozy details

pink snowshoes
Snowshoeing Weekend Adventure

Embrace the fun of the freshly fallen snow with a snowshoeing weekend adventure. Don’t worry if you don’t have your own snowshoes as we will provide them for you. This snowshoeing self-guided program allows you to explore on your own time and at your leisure. This program offers use of Saunders Finger Lakes Museum snowshoes for three evenings, with pick up from the SFLM office in Branchport by Friday at 5pm and return to the SFLM office by noon on Monday.

Snow + snowshoes = a great weekend of chilly thrills!

Events for March 5, 2024 x
relax
Hibercation

We describe Hibercation as: part hibernation, part vacation and 100% good for the soul! Cayuga County is inviting you to enjoy some guilt free downtime while you escape the day-to-day pressures of work and home. Book a weekend escape or visit participating businesses between January 15 and March 15, and receive special deals designed to help you Hibercate. Don’t forget to mention Hibercation to receive your special deal. Visit: Hibercation.com for all the cozy details

Events for March 6, 2024 x
relax
Hibercation

We describe Hibercation as: part hibernation, part vacation and 100% good for the soul! Cayuga County is inviting you to enjoy some guilt free downtime while you escape the day-to-day pressures of work and home. Book a weekend escape or visit participating businesses between January 15 and March 15, and receive special deals designed to help you Hibercate. Don’t forget to mention Hibercation to receive your special deal. Visit: Hibercation.com for all the cozy details

Events for March 7, 2024 x
relax
Hibercation

We describe Hibercation as: part hibernation, part vacation and 100% good for the soul! Cayuga County is inviting you to enjoy some guilt free downtime while you escape the day-to-day pressures of work and home. Book a weekend escape or visit participating businesses between January 15 and March 15, and receive special deals designed to help you Hibercate. Don’t forget to mention Hibercation to receive your special deal. Visit: Hibercation.com for all the cozy details

Snow covered vineyards at Hunt Country
Salsa Dancing with Deb French at Hunt Country Vineyards

Dates & Time:

Thursday, February 8, 2024 (registration ends 02/07 @ noon)
Thursday, February 22, 2024 (registration ends 02/21 @ noon)
Thursday, March 7, 2024 (registration ends 03/06 @ noon)

6:45pm: Arrive and settle in.
7pm: Dance class begins.
8pm: Sip wines, practice new dance skills, enjoy time with old friends or make some new ones!

Registration Fees: 

$20 per person, per session.
Registration Required

Heat up your cold winter evenings with a little Salsa Dancing!  

Deb French will teach you the basics to get your
hips moving and your blood pumping.  

Beginner AND experienced dancers are welcome! 
Come with a partner or come alone!  

This is a 3 week series that is designed for beginners and experienced dancers alike!  

Each week we will warm you up, break down the steps, add some choreography, and let you dance the night away!

The class will include instruction, step breakdown, solo and couple choreography, and a culmination of our efforts in a dance floor showcase.

Wear comfortable shoes and clothing that allows you to turn and move freely.  Smooth soled sneakers, low heels, or flats for your feet.  And lightweight clothing, skirts, or pants.  

We encourage you to eat a light meal ahead of class.  Wines and local picnic snacks will be available for purchase and to enjoy throughout the evening and at the end of class.  

Events for March 8, 2024 x
relax
Hibercation

We describe Hibercation as: part hibernation, part vacation and 100% good for the soul! Cayuga County is inviting you to enjoy some guilt free downtime while you escape the day-to-day pressures of work and home. Book a weekend escape or visit participating businesses between January 15 and March 15, and receive special deals designed to help you Hibercate. Don’t forget to mention Hibercation to receive your special deal. Visit: Hibercation.com for all the cozy details

Geneva Music Festival 2024 Spring Benefit Concert
Geneva Music Festival 2024 Spring Benefit Concert

 

Please join us for an evening of world-class music featuring 

Anna Petrova, piano & Molly Carr, viola

 

Performing selections from their newly released “Hers” album with music of female composers from the 13th century’s Hildegard Von Bingen to today’s Beyoncé 

 

Serving light hors d'oeuvres, desserts and wines from Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard

LIVE auction of Special Event-only Items during Intermission 

with auctioneer Don Wertman

 

$75 Per Ticket

Tickets can only be purchased at

GenevaMusicFestival.com/springbenefit

 

VIRTUAL SILENT AUCTION

Featuring Unique Finger Lakes Gifts and Experiences

Friday, March 1 - Friday, March 8, 2024

Bidding starts at 12 PM on March 1st at https://www.32auctions.com/GMF2024

Winter Happy Hour at Barnstormer Winery! Every Friday February through April featuring live music by local artists, alternating bistro menus, & specialty happy hour drink menus from 5pm-8pm!
Winter Happy Hour, Live Music & Bistro Series

Join us at Barnstormer Winery this winter on Friday evenings from 5pm – 8pm, for our annual Happy Hour, Live Music & Caterer series! Running February, March, and April, we feature musicians who write and perform all original music. Enjoy Barnstormer wine, local beer and craft cocktails, along with locally sourced & seasonally fresh pop-up catering menus each week by our good friends at DEAN LANE CATERING.

Updated menus on our Facebook event page weekly!

No Cover and Family Friendly for our Friday Happy Hours! Seating is based on a first come first served basis, with large group reservations being the exception if you have 8 or more and call in advance, to reserve space for your group to guarantee seatings.

Local musicians performing all original music!

Friday, February 2nd Joe & Rena
Friday, February 9th Mike Lucey
Friday, February 16th River Lynch
Friday, February 23rd Tim Braley
Friday, March 1st JP Payton
Friday, March 8th Levi Gangi
Friday, March 15th Rena Guinn
Friday, March 22nd Charlie Rietz
Friday, March 29th James Calleo
Friday, April 5th John Horne
Friday, April 12th Scott Tremolo
Friday, April 19th John Krieg
Friday, April 26th Charlie Rietz

Parking fills up fast so try and carpool as well.

Don’t miss it!

Have a larger group (8 or more)? Please give us a call in advance at 607-243-4008 and we can reserve a space for you! 

Four Prison City's Fire and Ice Festival attendees pose in front of bourbon barrels inside the brewery.
Brave Brews Festival

Join us for the third annual winter festival in Auburn, NY, supporting the women and non-binary individuals of New York’s burgeoning craft beverage industry.

Brave Brews: Celebrating Women in Craft Beverage Festival was inspired by the growing success of Pink Boots Collaboration Brew Day® held at Prison City Brewing each March. This annual ritual is now part of an expanded event to kickoff Women’s History Month featuring Prison City’s Fire & Ice Festival. Come experience a weekend to remember in the place where brave women winter, featuring special guests, specialty tours, and the coolest brewfest in town.

 
Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprise (MWBE) Information Session

Harvest NY in Collaboration with Taste NY and Cornell Cooperative Extension Cayuga County will host a Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprise (MWBE) Information Session on Friday, March 8th, 2024 from 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm at the NYS Equal Rights Heritage Center, 25 South Street, Auburn, NY 13021. This event will include a panel discussion with guests from Empire State Development – Division of Minority and Women Business Development (DMWBD).

This event is free to attend, but registration is required.
Refreshments and light snacks will be provided.
With questions or for directions please contact Heather Ward at 607-229-3650 or hab27@cornell.edu. To learn more about the work Cornell Cooperative Extension Harvest NY and its programs, visit, https://harvestny.cce.cornell.edu/ 

 

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Snowshoeing Weekend Adventure

Embrace the fun of the freshly fallen snow with a snowshoeing weekend adventure. Don’t worry if you don’t have your own snowshoes as they will be provided for you. This snowshoeing self-guided program allows you to explore on your own time and at your leisure. This program offers use of Saunders Finger Lakes Museum snowshoes for three evenings, with pick up from the SFLM office in Branchport by Friday at 5pm and return to the SFLM office by noon on Monday.

Snow + snowshoes = a great weekend of chilly thrills!

Events for March 9, 2024 x
relax
Hibercation

We describe Hibercation as: part hibernation, part vacation and 100% good for the soul! Cayuga County is inviting you to enjoy some guilt free downtime while you escape the day-to-day pressures of work and home. Book a weekend escape or visit participating businesses between January 15 and March 15, and receive special deals designed to help you Hibercate. Don’t forget to mention Hibercation to receive your special deal. Visit: Hibercation.com for all the cozy details

Four Prison City's Fire and Ice Festival attendees pose in front of bourbon barrels inside the brewery.
Brave Brews Festival

Join us for the third annual winter festival in Auburn, NY, supporting the women and non-binary individuals of New York’s burgeoning craft beverage industry.

Brave Brews: Celebrating Women in Craft Beverage Festival was inspired by the growing success of Pink Boots Collaboration Brew Day® held at Prison City Brewing each March. This annual ritual is now part of an expanded event to kickoff Women’s History Month featuring Prison City’s Fire & Ice Festival. Come experience a weekend to remember in the place where brave women winter, featuring special guests, specialty tours, and the coolest brewfest in town.

 
snowshoes
Snowshoeing Weekend Adventure

Embrace the fun of the freshly fallen snow with a snowshoeing weekend adventure. Don’t worry if you don’t have your own snowshoes as they will be provided for you. This snowshoeing self-guided program allows you to explore on your own time and at your leisure. This program offers use of Saunders Finger Lakes Museum snowshoes for three evenings, with pick up from the SFLM office in Branchport by Friday at 5pm and return to the SFLM office by noon on Monday.

Snow + snowshoes = a great weekend of chilly thrills!

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Prison City Fire and Ice Festival

Fire & Ice Festival with ice sculptures, ice bar, live music, craft beverages tasting, and fireworks!

PRISON CITY FIRE & ICE FESTIVAL

March 9, 2024 // 4:00pm-8:00pm

This event is the finale of the City of Auburn’s BRAVE BREWS WEEKEND, celebrating women in the craft beverage industry, with proceeds going to benefit local & global women’s charities!

Featuring thousands of pounds of hand-carved ice by The Ice Farm, including magnificent ice sculptures, drink luges, courtyard games, and (literally) the coolest bar in town. Adding to the festivities of the evening are roaring fire pits, live music, food trucks, entertainment, and craft beverage tastings. The evening ends with us lighting up the sky with a fireworks display.

Attendance Tickets are $45 per person and must be purchased online in advance. Ticket price includes commemorative Fire + Ice glass and tasting tickets for all beverages. Food & other drinks are sold separately at the event. 21+ event.

***VERY LIMITED PARKING! - Please take the shuttles available from our downtown locations (approx 1 mile) that will be running back and forth throughout the event.

***Breweries & Music Announced Soon

***Refunds are available until 7 days before the event.

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2024 Bacon on the Lakein

You read it right; we said BACON! The wineries have skillfully matched delectable bacon creations with CLWT wines to delight your palate. Your taste buds will thank us!

In addition to savoring bacon-infused delights, you'll have the opportunity to taste a wine that perfectly complements each dish and enjoy up to three more additional wine tastings at each winery you visit.

Here’s a quick rundown:

  • The event days are Saturday, March 9th and 10th, from 10am to 5pm.
    • Tickets are good for both days.
  • Tickets are sold as a Single Ticket for $59, and a single Designated Driver Ticket for $32.00. Tax and service fee apply.
  • Ticket price includes all participating wineries.
  • Ticket price also includes a souvenir wine glass for each person.
  • Groups and ticket sales are limited to 12. If you ignore this limit, you risk being turned away from the participating wineries. Please help us make this event as fun and pleasant as possible for all by respecting the event policies and winery staff. 
  • Expect diversity. Some wineries will be offering the standard bar tasting while others will be offering a sit-down experience* that may take longer. Take your time during the day and enjoy both!

Single Ticket includes:

  • 1 wine and food pairing at each winery
  • 3 additional wine tastings per winery
  • 1 recipe collection
  • 1 souvenir wine glass

Designated Driver Ticket Includes:

  • 1 food sample at each winery
  • Non-alcoholic beverages
  • 1 recipe collection
  • 1 souvenir coffee mug

Participating Wineries:

  • Americana Vineyards
  • Buttonwood Grove Winery
  • Cayuga Ridge Estate Winery
  • Hosmer Winery
  • Knapp Winery
  • Lucas Vineyards
  • Montezuma Winery
  • Six Mile Creek Vineyard
  • Swedish Hill Winery
  • Thirsty Owl Wine Co.

 

Designated Driver coffee proudly sponsored by Cobblestone Coffee Roasters.

Farmer's Market
Geneva Indoor Market

Join us for our 3rd Annual Indoor Markets!!

This fun series will take place on the following dates, 10am to 2pm: March 9th and March 30th

Support around 30 Finger Lakes vendors selling their diverse gifts. Enjoy local wine, beer, cider, and food tastings, while you shop.

Events for March 10, 2024 x
relax
Hibercation

We describe Hibercation as: part hibernation, part vacation and 100% good for the soul! Cayuga County is inviting you to enjoy some guilt free downtime while you escape the day-to-day pressures of work and home. Book a weekend escape or visit participating businesses between January 15 and March 15, and receive special deals designed to help you Hibercate. Don’t forget to mention Hibercation to receive your special deal. Visit: Hibercation.com for all the cozy details

Four Prison City's Fire and Ice Festival attendees pose in front of bourbon barrels inside the brewery.
Brave Brews Festival

Join us for the third annual winter festival in Auburn, NY, supporting the women and non-binary individuals of New York’s burgeoning craft beverage industry.

Brave Brews: Celebrating Women in Craft Beverage Festival was inspired by the growing success of Pink Boots Collaboration Brew Day® held at Prison City Brewing each March. This annual ritual is now part of an expanded event to kickoff Women’s History Month featuring Prison City’s Fire & Ice Festival. Come experience a weekend to remember in the place where brave women winter, featuring special guests, specialty tours, and the coolest brewfest in town.

 
snowshoes
Snowshoeing Weekend Adventure

Embrace the fun of the freshly fallen snow with a snowshoeing weekend adventure. Don’t worry if you don’t have your own snowshoes as they will be provided for you. This snowshoeing self-guided program allows you to explore on your own time and at your leisure. This program offers use of Saunders Finger Lakes Museum snowshoes for three evenings, with pick up from the SFLM office in Branchport by Friday at 5pm and return to the SFLM office by noon on Monday.

Snow + snowshoes = a great weekend of chilly thrills!

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2024 Bacon on the Lakein

You read it right; we said BACON! The wineries have skillfully matched delectable bacon creations with CLWT wines to delight your palate. Your taste buds will thank us!

In addition to savoring bacon-infused delights, you'll have the opportunity to taste a wine that perfectly complements each dish and enjoy up to three more additional wine tastings at each winery you visit.

Here’s a quick rundown:

  • The event days are Saturday, March 9th and 10th, from 10am to 5pm.
    • Tickets are good for both days.
  • Tickets are sold as a Single Ticket for $59, and a single Designated Driver Ticket for $32.00. Tax and service fee apply.
  • Ticket price includes all participating wineries.
  • Ticket price also includes a souvenir wine glass for each person.
  • Groups and ticket sales are limited to 12. If you ignore this limit, you risk being turned away from the participating wineries. Please help us make this event as fun and pleasant as possible for all by respecting the event policies and winery staff. 
  • Expect diversity. Some wineries will be offering the standard bar tasting while others will be offering a sit-down experience* that may take longer. Take your time during the day and enjoy both!

Single Ticket includes:

  • 1 wine and food pairing at each winery
  • 3 additional wine tastings per winery
  • 1 recipe collection
  • 1 souvenir wine glass

Designated Driver Ticket Includes:

  • 1 food sample at each winery
  • Non-alcoholic beverages
  • 1 recipe collection
  • 1 souvenir coffee mug

Participating Wineries:

  • Americana Vineyards
  • Buttonwood Grove Winery
  • Cayuga Ridge Estate Winery
  • Hosmer Winery
  • Knapp Winery
  • Lucas Vineyards
  • Montezuma Winery
  • Six Mile Creek Vineyard
  • Swedish Hill Winery
  • Thirsty Owl Wine Co.

 

Designated Driver coffee proudly sponsored by Cobblestone Coffee Roasters.

Join us and our winemaker to taste through limited release, reserve, and library wines while paired with our local cheese & charcuterie board.
Winemaker Tasting Series at Barnstormer Winery

Join us Sundays in February & March to taste through the best of Barnstormer with our Winemaker, Taylor Stember. 

Taylor will lead you through a special tasting of 8 wines, including limited release & reserve wines, all by our cozy fireplace. 

Each ticket includes a cheese & charcuterie board & exclusive access to this limited experience of only 8 guests per tasting time. 

Two seatings will take place at 11am & 2:30pm each Sunday. These tastings will last 1.5 hours.

$45 per person / $35 for any tier of our wine club members from Aviator’s, Frequent Flyer’s to High Flyer’s Wine Clubs.

Purchase your ticket on our website to secure your spot in this limited tasting series! 

No children or infants are permitted for this event. 21+ only. 

Events for March 11, 2024 x
relax
Hibercation

We describe Hibercation as: part hibernation, part vacation and 100% good for the soul! Cayuga County is inviting you to enjoy some guilt free downtime while you escape the day-to-day pressures of work and home. Book a weekend escape or visit participating businesses between January 15 and March 15, and receive special deals designed to help you Hibercate. Don’t forget to mention Hibercation to receive your special deal. Visit: Hibercation.com for all the cozy details

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Doktor Kaboom: It’s Just Rocket Science

A Clemens Center Mary Tripp Marks School-Time Series production presented by Shaw Entertainment Group
DOKTOR KABOOM: IT'S JUST ROCKET SCIENCE

Monday, March 11, 2024
10:00am and 12:30pm

Tickets: $7

For group and/or single tickets, contact our School-Time Coordinator at
607-735-2777 or janices@clemenscenter.org

Described as “part Mr. Wizard and part Mr. Rogers”, Doktor Kaboom uses the excitement of rocketry to present Newton’s Laws of Motion in multiple, over-the-top, demonstrations. Each of Newton’s 3 laws is clearly explained, comically demonstrated, and followed by a DIY project that students can do as a class, in groups, or individually. 3 Laws, 3 lessons, 3 projects! This is the perfect program for introducing or reviewing the physics of motion and proving that “science is for everyone, not just the person who wins the science fair every year”.

Curriculum Ties: Science, Math, Theatre, Social-Emotional Learning

Runtime: 60 minutes
Age Recommendation: Grades 2 – 6

Events for March 12, 2024 x
relax
Hibercation

We describe Hibercation as: part hibernation, part vacation and 100% good for the soul! Cayuga County is inviting you to enjoy some guilt free downtime while you escape the day-to-day pressures of work and home. Book a weekend escape or visit participating businesses between January 15 and March 15, and receive special deals designed to help you Hibercate. Don’t forget to mention Hibercation to receive your special deal. Visit: Hibercation.com for all the cozy details

Events for March 13, 2024 x
relax
Hibercation

We describe Hibercation as: part hibernation, part vacation and 100% good for the soul! Cayuga County is inviting you to enjoy some guilt free downtime while you escape the day-to-day pressures of work and home. Book a weekend escape or visit participating businesses between January 15 and March 15, and receive special deals designed to help you Hibercate. Don’t forget to mention Hibercation to receive your special deal. Visit: Hibercation.com for all the cozy details

Events for March 14, 2024 x
relax
Hibercation

We describe Hibercation as: part hibernation, part vacation and 100% good for the soul! Cayuga County is inviting you to enjoy some guilt free downtime while you escape the day-to-day pressures of work and home. Book a weekend escape or visit participating businesses between January 15 and March 15, and receive special deals designed to help you Hibercate. Don’t forget to mention Hibercation to receive your special deal. Visit: Hibercation.com for all the cozy details

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FAHRENHEIT 451

A Clemens Center Mary Tripp Marks School-Time Series production presented by Geodesic Management/Literature to Life
FAHRENHEIT 451

Thursday, March 14, 2024
10:00am

Tickets: $7

For group and/or single tickets, contact our School-Time Coordinator at
607-735-2777 or janices@clemenscenter.org


A Literature to Life® stage presentation of:

Fahrenheit 451
By Ray Bradbury
Performed by Rich Orlow
Adapted by Wynn Handman

Guy Montag, is a fireman in a not-so distant future. But instead of putting out fires, he starts them in order to burn books. Ray Bradbury’s vision of a world, awash in information, but lacking critical thought offers audiences a sobering look at our world, while offering hope for a better future. A solo actor tells the story from the perspective of the protagonist, Montag, and seamlessly transitions between the five other primary characters.

Curriculum Ties: Science Fiction, Literature, Social Studies

Runtime: 90 minutes
Age Recommendation: Grades 7 – 12

Frozen Cayuga Lake at Taughannock Falls State Park
Did Cayuga Lake Freeze?

It may be hard to imagine during this mild winter, but February 2015 was the coldest month on record in the Ithaca area, in New York’s beautiful Finger Lakes region. And that winter was the first time Cayuga Lake came close to freezing over end-to-end since 1979. In this encore 100th episode of Walk in the Park, let’s take a look at the evidence of Cayuga Lake’s freeze, from land and sky, and even from space!

Walk in the Park is a commercial-free, public access television series produced in Ithaca NY for cablecast on Ithaca channel 13, and online by Owl Gorge Productions, publisher of the national award winning book, "A Walk Through Watkins Glen: Water's Sculpture in Stone.”

Owl Gorge Productions is a Finger Lakes Tourism Alliance partner.

Events for March 15, 2024 x
Frozen Cayuga Lake at Taughannock Falls State Park
Did Cayuga Lake Freeze?

It may be hard to imagine during this mild winter, but February 2015 was the coldest month on record in the Ithaca area, in New York’s beautiful Finger Lakes region. And that winter was the first time Cayuga Lake came close to freezing over end-to-end since 1979. In this encore 100th episode of Walk in the Park, let’s take a look at the evidence of Cayuga Lake’s freeze, from land and sky, and even from space!

Walk in the Park is a commercial-free, public access television series produced in Ithaca NY for cablecast on Ithaca channel 13, and online by Owl Gorge Productions, publisher of the national award winning book, "A Walk Through Watkins Glen: Water's Sculpture in Stone.”

Owl Gorge Productions is a Finger Lakes Tourism Alliance partner.

colorful snowshoes
Snowshoeing Weekend Adventure

Embrace the fun of the freshly fallen snow with a snowshoeing weekend adventure. Don’t worry if you don’t have your own snowshoes as we will provide them for you. This snowshoeing self-guided program allows you to explore on your own time and at your leisure. This program offers use of Saunders Finger Lakes Museum snowshoes for three evenings, with pick up from the SFLM office in Branchport by Friday at 5pm and return to the SFLM office by noon on Monday.

Snow + snowshoes = a great weekend of chilly thrills!

Winter Happy Hour at Barnstormer Winery! Every Friday February through April featuring live music by local artists, alternating bistro menus, & specialty happy hour drink menus from 5pm-8pm!
Winter Happy Hour, Live Music & Bistro Series

Join us at Barnstormer Winery this winter on Friday evenings from 5pm – 8pm, for our annual Happy Hour, Live Music & Caterer series! Running February, March, and April, we feature musicians who write and perform all original music. Enjoy Barnstormer wine, local beer and craft cocktails, along with locally sourced & seasonally fresh pop-up catering menus each week by our good friends at DEAN LANE CATERING.

Updated menus on our Facebook event page weekly!

No Cover and Family Friendly for our Friday Happy Hours! Seating is based on a first come first served basis, with large group reservations being the exception if you have 8 or more and call in advance, to reserve space for your group to guarantee seatings.

Local musicians performing all original music!

Friday, February 2nd Joe & Rena
Friday, February 9th Mike Lucey
Friday, February 16th River Lynch
Friday, February 23rd Tim Braley
Friday, March 1st JP Payton
Friday, March 8th Levi Gangi
Friday, March 15th Rena Guinn
Friday, March 22nd Charlie Rietz
Friday, March 29th James Calleo
Friday, April 5th John Horne
Friday, April 12th Scott Tremolo
Friday, April 19th John Krieg
Friday, April 26th Charlie Rietz

Parking fills up fast so try and carpool as well.

Don’t miss it!

Have a larger group (8 or more)? Please give us a call in advance at 607-243-4008 and we can reserve a space for you! 

Events for March 16, 2024 x
Frozen Cayuga Lake at Taughannock Falls State Park
Did Cayuga Lake Freeze?

It may be hard to imagine during this mild winter, but February 2015 was the coldest month on record in the Ithaca area, in New York’s beautiful Finger Lakes region. And that winter was the first time Cayuga Lake came close to freezing over end-to-end since 1979. In this encore 100th episode of Walk in the Park, let’s take a look at the evidence of Cayuga Lake’s freeze, from land and sky, and even from space!

Walk in the Park is a commercial-free, public access television series produced in Ithaca NY for cablecast on Ithaca channel 13, and online by Owl Gorge Productions, publisher of the national award winning book, "A Walk Through Watkins Glen: Water's Sculpture in Stone.”

Owl Gorge Productions is a Finger Lakes Tourism Alliance partner.

colorful snowshoes
Snowshoeing Weekend Adventure

Embrace the fun of the freshly fallen snow with a snowshoeing weekend adventure. Don’t worry if you don’t have your own snowshoes as we will provide them for you. This snowshoeing self-guided program allows you to explore on your own time and at your leisure. This program offers use of Saunders Finger Lakes Museum snowshoes for three evenings, with pick up from the SFLM office in Branchport by Friday at 5pm and return to the SFLM office by noon on Monday.

Snow + snowshoes = a great weekend of chilly thrills!

Events for March 17, 2024 x
Frozen Cayuga Lake at Taughannock Falls State Park
Did Cayuga Lake Freeze?

It may be hard to imagine during this mild winter, but February 2015 was the coldest month on record in the Ithaca area, in New York’s beautiful Finger Lakes region. And that winter was the first time Cayuga Lake came close to freezing over end-to-end since 1979. In this encore 100th episode of Walk in the Park, let’s take a look at the evidence of Cayuga Lake’s freeze, from land and sky, and even from space!

Walk in the Park is a commercial-free, public access television series produced in Ithaca NY for cablecast on Ithaca channel 13, and online by Owl Gorge Productions, publisher of the national award winning book, "A Walk Through Watkins Glen: Water's Sculpture in Stone.”

Owl Gorge Productions is a Finger Lakes Tourism Alliance partner.

colorful snowshoes
Snowshoeing Weekend Adventure

Embrace the fun of the freshly fallen snow with a snowshoeing weekend adventure. Don’t worry if you don’t have your own snowshoes as we will provide them for you. This snowshoeing self-guided program allows you to explore on your own time and at your leisure. This program offers use of Saunders Finger Lakes Museum snowshoes for three evenings, with pick up from the SFLM office in Branchport by Friday at 5pm and return to the SFLM office by noon on Monday.

Snow + snowshoes = a great weekend of chilly thrills!

Join us and our winemaker to taste through limited release, reserve, and library wines while paired with our local cheese & charcuterie board.
Winemaker Tasting Series at Barnstormer Winery

Join us Sundays in February & March to taste through the best of Barnstormer with our Winemaker, Taylor Stember. 

Taylor will lead you through a special tasting of 8 wines, including limited release & reserve wines, all by our cozy fireplace. 

Each ticket includes a cheese & charcuterie board & exclusive access to this limited experience of only 8 guests per tasting time. 

Two seatings will take place at 11am & 2:30pm each Sunday. These tastings will last 1.5 hours.

$45 per person / $35 for any tier of our wine club members from Aviator’s, Frequent Flyer’s to High Flyer’s Wine Clubs.

Purchase your ticket on our website to secure your spot in this limited tasting series! 

No children or infants are permitted for this event. 21+ only. 

join us sundayn3/17/24 for ice cream for breakfast!
"Ice Cream" for Breakfast

Join us at Crosswinds Farm & Creamery in your PJs for "Ice Cream" for Breakfast on Sunday, March 17th, 2024! Special event menu will include Pancakes + Gelato, Breakfast Banana Splits, Affogato - with a special St Patty's Day twist!! Featuring our own farmstead gelato, local maple syrup & all your favorites!  Crosswinds Farm & Creamery is a diverse, grass based dairy & livestock farm located in Rock Stream, NY.

Because we have limited seating, secure your seat by purchasing a $5 reservation per person. The $5 will then be subtracted from the total of breakfast items ordered the day of the event.

Dairy & gluten free options available.

Refunds will be issued only if cancelled more than 2 days prior to the event. Questions may be directed to ordercrosswinds@gmail.com or 607.327.0363.

Events for March 18, 2024 x
colorful snowshoes
Snowshoeing Weekend Adventure

Embrace the fun of the freshly fallen snow with a snowshoeing weekend adventure. Don’t worry if you don’t have your own snowshoes as we will provide them for you. This snowshoeing self-guided program allows you to explore on your own time and at your leisure. This program offers use of Saunders Finger Lakes Museum snowshoes for three evenings, with pick up from the SFLM office in Branchport by Friday at 5pm and return to the SFLM office by noon on Monday.

Snow + snowshoes = a great weekend of chilly thrills!

Events for March 20, 2024 x
live music
Live music Wednesdays at Ventosa Vineyards

Ventosa Vineyards has free, local, live music year-round every Wednesday (and select other days), along with a buy 1, get 1 happy hour! If the weather is nice, music is out on our terrace…which comes with a beautiful view of Seneca Lake & sunsets that will take your breath away! Come support live, local music while enjoying yourself!
*BOGO happy hours only on Wednesdays

Events for March 21, 2024 x
license plate being made at Auburn Prison
The SHM, CANY, and the Landscape of Carceral History

In December 1846 William Seward publicly heralded the formation of the Correctional Association of New York (CANY) and a body tasked with monitoring conditions within state prisons. Not quite two centuries later, the SHM has partnered with CANY as part of its ongoing exhibit on the Seward family connections to the Auburn Correctional Facility. Both organizations will discuss their entwined pasts and future collaborations.

This event will take place at the Equal Rights Heritage Center and is free and open to the public

Events for March 22, 2024 x
Winter Happy Hour at Barnstormer Winery! Every Friday February through April featuring live music by local artists, alternating bistro menus, & specialty happy hour drink menus from 5pm-8pm!
Winter Happy Hour, Live Music & Bistro Series

Join us at Barnstormer Winery this winter on Friday evenings from 5pm – 8pm, for our annual Happy Hour, Live Music & Caterer series! Running February, March, and April, we feature musicians who write and perform all original music. Enjoy Barnstormer wine, local beer and craft cocktails, along with locally sourced & seasonally fresh pop-up catering menus each week by our good friends at DEAN LANE CATERING.

Updated menus on our Facebook event page weekly!

No Cover and Family Friendly for our Friday Happy Hours! Seating is based on a first come first served basis, with large group reservations being the exception if you have 8 or more and call in advance, to reserve space for your group to guarantee seatings.

Local musicians performing all original music!

Friday, February 2nd Joe & Rena
Friday, February 9th Mike Lucey
Friday, February 16th River Lynch
Friday, February 23rd Tim Braley
Friday, March 1st JP Payton
Friday, March 8th Levi Gangi
Friday, March 15th Rena Guinn
Friday, March 22nd Charlie Rietz
Friday, March 29th James Calleo
Friday, April 5th John Horne
Friday, April 12th Scott Tremolo
Friday, April 19th John Krieg
Friday, April 26th Charlie Rietz

Parking fills up fast so try and carpool as well.

Don’t miss it!

Have a larger group (8 or more)? Please give us a call in advance at 607-243-4008 and we can reserve a space for you! 

Events for March 23, 2024 x
Carpenter Falls in Cayuga County. Photo by Bill Hecht.
One Rock, Five Waterfalls

One layer of sedimentary rock that slices through the eastern Finger Lakes forms the top of many waterfalls where Ice Age glaciers dug troughs that now hold the lakes. We’ll look at five of these falls in five different parks, in episode 215 of Walk in the Park, produced in 2019.

Walk in the Park is a commercial-free, public access TV series on Ithaca cable channel 13, produced in Ithaca, NY by Owl Gorge Productions, a Finger Lakes Tourism Alliance partner. View all episodes.

Kevin Ludwig
Kevin Ludwig at Treleaven Wines!

Join us for a fantastic day of live music with Kevin Ludwig at Treleaven Wines! Get ready to tap your feet and enjoy some soulful tunes in person. Whether you're a fan of acoustic melodies or just looking for a fun day out, this event is perfect for you. With the beautiful backdrop of Treleaven Wines Barrel Room, the atmosphere will be electric. Don't miss out on this opportunity to relax, unwind, and sip on some delicious wine while enjoying the captivating performance by Kevin Ludwig. Grab your friends and mark your calendars for this unforgettable experience!

Comedian Chris Franjola
Chris Franjola

Chris Franjola is a writer/comedian who can currently be heard on his wildly successful podcast Cover to Cover with Chris Franjola and Heather McDonald’s Juicy Scoop. Cover to Cover has just reached one million downloads and has over 3500 5-star reviews on iTunes and was just voted Pop Sugar’s 25 Funniest Podcasts.

Chris can also be seen as a contributing panelist on Lights Out with David Spade on Comedy Central and Fox’s comedy game show, Punchline. He was a writer and a regular performer on E!’s hit show “Chelsea Lately” for 8 years. Together with the talented writing staff, Chris wrote over 1500 episodes while performing on the show more than anyone else besides Chelsea Handler and Chuy. During his time on the show, he created some of the show’s most memorable characters like Gay Caveman, Bieber Man, Johnny Depp, Seventeen Magazine Players and many more.

He also starred on the critically acclaimed scripted comedy series “After Lately,” which aired for three seasons on E!._He was the host of the Sons of Anarchy aftershow Anarchy Afterword, airing live on FX. Last year Chris released his first comedy album “The Shallow End” which received rave reviews and stayed in iTunes Top 10 Comedy Albums for 5 weeks.

Chris has also appeared on The Josh Wolf Show on CMT and Funniest Fails on Fox. When he isn’t busy writing and acting, he’s performing stand-up on the road, headlining venues all over the country. Before Chelsea Lately, Chris wrote for other shows, including Family Guy, the MTV Video Music Awards, and the original Chelsea Handler Show.

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Auburn Public Theater

8 Exchange
Auburn, NY 13021+ Google Map

315.253.6669

Image of various artworks by Marika Chew. Text in the center notes it is an artist reception on March 23rd from 3pm to 5pm
Artist Reception - Marika Chew at Museum of the Earth

Join us for an intimate artist reception celebrating the talent and creativity of Marika Chew. Mingle with the artist herself, and insight into her inspirations and techniques. Indulge in light refreshments as you appreciate the beauty and depth of each piece, and perhaps even find a new treasure to adorn your home. Don't miss this chance to connect with some of the vibrant artistic community here in Tompkins county in an evening filled with conversation, culture, and creativity.

 

This show focuses on celebrating the natural world found here in New York State. All of the animals are local to the area, from ones you could potentially find in your own backyard like the Cedar Waxwing or Eastern Cottontail Rabbit, to more elusive wildlife, such as the Wood Duck or Gray Wolf. It also features three new pieces in her ongoing New York State collection series including New York Wildflowers, Fish, and of course, Fossils!

 

About the Artist:

Marika Chew creates watercolors of pattern-filled animals and plants. She grew up in Ithaca New York and returned to the region after receiving a BFA in Illustration from the Maryland Institute College of Art. World textile designs, folk art, and Art Nouveau motifs are the primary influences on her work. She likes to let the personality of each animal determine the patterns used in the paintings - choosing bold florals for a bird’s plumage or lace and embroidery designs for an insect’s wing. Each of her pieces starts as a detailed pencil sketch and her watercolors are the result of many layers of paint, working from the large shapes to the final pattern-work and outlines using a number of very tiny brushes.More of Marika’s work can be found on her website: marikachew.com or on Instagram @marika_chew.

 

No cost to the reception, visitors can pay regular admission to visit the rest of the Museum.

 

Dino Extravaganza 2024
Dino Eggstravaganza at Museum of the Earth

Celebrate Spring with Dino Eggstravaganza!

We are celebrating spring with our Dino Eggstravaganza event. Spring brings new life -- learn about the animals that laid eggs through geologic time, including dinosaurs! There will be activities such as egg crafts, an egg-themed scavenger hunt, and fossils, of course!

  • Egg Matching Scavenger hunt (and Prizes): 10am-5pm
  • Egg tables and activities: 10am-1pm

All activities are included with Museum admission. PRI Members are free!

Events for March 24, 2024 x
Carpenter Falls in Cayuga County. Photo by Bill Hecht.
One Rock, Five Waterfalls

One layer of sedimentary rock that slices through the eastern Finger Lakes forms the top of many waterfalls where Ice Age glaciers dug troughs that now hold the lakes. We’ll look at five of these falls in five different parks, in episode 215 of Walk in the Park, produced in 2019.

Walk in the Park is a commercial-free, public access TV series on Ithaca cable channel 13, produced in Ithaca, NY by Owl Gorge Productions, a Finger Lakes Tourism Alliance partner. View all episodes.

Join us and our winemaker to taste through limited release, reserve, and library wines while paired with our local cheese & charcuterie board.
Winemaker Tasting Series at Barnstormer Winery

Join us Sundays in February & March to taste through the best of Barnstormer with our Winemaker, Taylor Stember. 

Taylor will lead you through a special tasting of 8 wines, including limited release & reserve wines, all by our cozy fireplace. 

Each ticket includes a cheese & charcuterie board & exclusive access to this limited experience of only 8 guests per tasting time. 

Two seatings will take place at 11am & 2:30pm each Sunday. These tastings will last 1.5 hours.

$45 per person / $35 for any tier of our wine club members from Aviator’s, Frequent Flyer’s to High Flyer’s Wine Clubs.

Purchase your ticket on our website to secure your spot in this limited tasting series! 

No children or infants are permitted for this event. 21+ only. 

Kyle James Perkins
Kyle James Perkins at Lunkenheimers

Kyle James Perkins will be live at LCBC in Weedsport!

Events for March 25, 2024 x
Carpenter Falls in Cayuga County. Photo by Bill Hecht.
One Rock, Five Waterfalls

One layer of sedimentary rock that slices through the eastern Finger Lakes forms the top of many waterfalls where Ice Age glaciers dug troughs that now hold the lakes. We’ll look at five of these falls in five different parks, in episode 215 of Walk in the Park, produced in 2019.

Walk in the Park is a commercial-free, public access TV series on Ithaca cable channel 13, produced in Ithaca, NY by Owl Gorge Productions, a Finger Lakes Tourism Alliance partner. View all episodes.

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Comedy Club

Hesselson’s presents
COMEDY CLUB
in Mandeville Hall

See three great stand-up comedians perform live on stage at the Clemens Center, with host Brian Stoll, and emcee Scott Bruce. Come out and share some laughs with us for the 2023/2024 Comedy Club Season, presented by Hesselson’s!

Events for March 26, 2024 x
Carpenter Falls in Cayuga County. Photo by Bill Hecht.
One Rock, Five Waterfalls

One layer of sedimentary rock that slices through the eastern Finger Lakes forms the top of many waterfalls where Ice Age glaciers dug troughs that now hold the lakes. We’ll look at five of these falls in five different parks, in episode 215 of Walk in the Park, produced in 2019.

Walk in the Park is a commercial-free, public access TV series on Ithaca cable channel 13, produced in Ithaca, NY by Owl Gorge Productions, a Finger Lakes Tourism Alliance partner. View all episodes.

Events for March 27, 2024 x
Carpenter Falls in Cayuga County. Photo by Bill Hecht.
One Rock, Five Waterfalls

One layer of sedimentary rock that slices through the eastern Finger Lakes forms the top of many waterfalls where Ice Age glaciers dug troughs that now hold the lakes. We’ll look at five of these falls in five different parks, in episode 215 of Walk in the Park, produced in 2019.

Walk in the Park is a commercial-free, public access TV series on Ithaca cable channel 13, produced in Ithaca, NY by Owl Gorge Productions, a Finger Lakes Tourism Alliance partner. View all episodes.

Events for March 28, 2024 x
Carpenter Falls in Cayuga County. Photo by Bill Hecht.
One Rock, Five Waterfalls

One layer of sedimentary rock that slices through the eastern Finger Lakes forms the top of many waterfalls where Ice Age glaciers dug troughs that now hold the lakes. We’ll look at five of these falls in five different parks, in episode 215 of Walk in the Park, produced in 2019.

Walk in the Park is a commercial-free, public access TV series on Ithaca cable channel 13, produced in Ithaca, NY by Owl Gorge Productions, a Finger Lakes Tourism Alliance partner. View all episodes.

Events for March 29, 2024 x
Carpenter Falls in Cayuga County. Photo by Bill Hecht.
One Rock, Five Waterfalls

One layer of sedimentary rock that slices through the eastern Finger Lakes forms the top of many waterfalls where Ice Age glaciers dug troughs that now hold the lakes. We’ll look at five of these falls in five different parks, in episode 215 of Walk in the Park, produced in 2019.

Walk in the Park is a commercial-free, public access TV series on Ithaca cable channel 13, produced in Ithaca, NY by Owl Gorge Productions, a Finger Lakes Tourism Alliance partner. View all episodes.

Mackenzie-Childs Spring Sunroom
2 Easter egg hunts at MacKenzie-Childs Aurora

Hop on over to MacKenzie-Childs Aurora for two Easter egg hunts. On Friday March 29, adults can hunt
in our store from 10 am to 5 pm (or until all eggs are gone) for eggs filled with candy, product
discounts, and special giveaways. On Saturday March 30, children 12 and under can hunt on our
grounds at 1 p.m.for eggs filled with candy and surprise-and-delight coupons. Please arrive by 12:55
p.m. for the lineup and be advised that the hunt will be postponed if there is snow or rain. Follow us on
Facebook and Instagram for updates.

 

Mackenzie-Childs Aurora
3260 Route 90, Aurora, NY 13026

Winter Happy Hour at Barnstormer Winery! Every Friday February through April featuring live music by local artists, alternating bistro menus, & specialty happy hour drink menus from 5pm-8pm!
Winter Happy Hour, Live Music & Bistro Series

Join us at Barnstormer Winery this winter on Friday evenings from 5pm – 8pm, for our annual Happy Hour, Live Music & Caterer series! Running February, March, and April, we feature musicians who write and perform all original music. Enjoy Barnstormer wine, local beer and craft cocktails, along with locally sourced & seasonally fresh pop-up catering menus each week by our good friends at DEAN LANE CATERING.

Updated menus on our Facebook event page weekly!

No Cover and Family Friendly for our Friday Happy Hours! Seating is based on a first come first served basis, with large group reservations being the exception if you have 8 or more and call in advance, to reserve space for your group to guarantee seatings.

Local musicians performing all original music!

Friday, February 2nd Joe & Rena
Friday, February 9th Mike Lucey
Friday, February 16th River Lynch
Friday, February 23rd Tim Braley
Friday, March 1st JP Payton
Friday, March 8th Levi Gangi
Friday, March 15th Rena Guinn
Friday, March 22nd Charlie Rietz
Friday, March 29th James Calleo
Friday, April 5th John Horne
Friday, April 12th Scott Tremolo
Friday, April 19th John Krieg
Friday, April 26th Charlie Rietz

Parking fills up fast so try and carpool as well.

Don’t miss it!

Have a larger group (8 or more)? Please give us a call in advance at 607-243-4008 and we can reserve a space for you! 

Events for March 30, 2024 x
Carpenter Falls in Cayuga County. Photo by Bill Hecht.
One Rock, Five Waterfalls

One layer of sedimentary rock that slices through the eastern Finger Lakes forms the top of many waterfalls where Ice Age glaciers dug troughs that now hold the lakes. We’ll look at five of these falls in five different parks, in episode 215 of Walk in the Park, produced in 2019.

Walk in the Park is a commercial-free, public access TV series on Ithaca cable channel 13, produced in Ithaca, NY by Owl Gorge Productions, a Finger Lakes Tourism Alliance partner. View all episodes.

Mackenzie-Childs Spring Sunroom
2 Easter egg hunts at MacKenzie-Childs Aurora

Hop on over to MacKenzie-Childs Aurora for two Easter egg hunts. On Friday March 29, adults can hunt
in our store from 10 am to 5 pm (or until all eggs are gone) for eggs filled with candy, product
discounts, and special giveaways. On Saturday March 30, children 12 and under can hunt on our
grounds at 1 p.m.for eggs filled with candy and surprise-and-delight coupons. Please arrive by 12:55
p.m. for the lineup and be advised that the hunt will be postponed if there is snow or rain. Follow us on
Facebook and Instagram for updates.

 

Mackenzie-Childs Aurora
3260 Route 90, Aurora, NY 13026

Farmer's Market
Geneva Indoor Market

Join us for our 3rd Annual Indoor Markets!!

This fun series will take place on the following dates, 10am to 2pm: March 30th (Easter Bunny will make a guest appearance)

Support around 30 Finger Lakes vendors selling their diverse gifts. Enjoy local wine, beer, cider, and food tastings, while you shop.

Events for March 31, 2024 x
Carpenter Falls in Cayuga County. Photo by Bill Hecht.
One Rock, Five Waterfalls

One layer of sedimentary rock that slices through the eastern Finger Lakes forms the top of many waterfalls where Ice Age glaciers dug troughs that now hold the lakes. We’ll look at five of these falls in five different parks, in episode 215 of Walk in the Park, produced in 2019.

Walk in the Park is a commercial-free, public access TV series on Ithaca cable channel 13, produced in Ithaca, NY by Owl Gorge Productions, a Finger Lakes Tourism Alliance partner. View all episodes.

Veraisons Restaurant: Easter Buffet March 31, 2024 Three Seatings: 11, 1 and 3pm. Reservations Required www.Glenora.com
Easter Buffet at Veraisons Restaurant

Join us for a celebratory Easter buffet at Veraisons Restaurant, featuring seasonal cuisine, holiday favorites, and house-made baked goods on Easter Sunday! Seatings at 11:00, 1:00, & 3:00PM. View the Menu HERE

Adults: $48++ Children 12 and under: $24++

Reservations are Required

Please call 800.243.5513 for reservations.

*Veraisons will be closed following final Easter Buffet service.
**The Winery Tasting Room will be open for any wine and gift purchases on Easter Sunday from 10am-5pm

Join us and our winemaker to taste through limited release, reserve, and library wines while paired with our local cheese & charcuterie board.
Winemaker Tasting Series at Barnstormer Winery

Join us Sundays in February & March to taste through the best of Barnstormer with our Winemaker, Taylor Stember. 

Taylor will lead you through a special tasting of 8 wines, including limited release & reserve wines, all by our cozy fireplace. 

Each ticket includes a cheese & charcuterie board & exclusive access to this limited experience of only 8 guests per tasting time. 

Two seatings will take place at 11am & 2:30pm each Sunday. These tastings will last 1.5 hours.

$45 per person / $35 for any tier of our wine club members from Aviator’s, Frequent Flyer’s to High Flyer’s Wine Clubs.

Purchase your ticket on our website to secure your spot in this limited tasting series! 

No children or infants are permitted for this event. 21+ only. 

white bunny in grass with colored eggs in front
Easter Brunch at The Lux Hotel & Conference Center, Woody's Bar & Grille

Menu Includes:

Breakfast: Scrambled Eggs, Bacon, Sausage, Pancakes, Home Fries, Fruit Omelet Station, Pastries, Bagels, Muffins, Toast

Salads: Three Bean Salad, Garlic Parmesan Cucumber Salad, Mixed Green Salad

Entrees: Rigatoni Pasta, Meatballs in Sauce, Baked Macaroni and Cheese, Garlic Herb Baked Chicken, Chicken & Waffles, Shrimp & Grits, Carved Pineapple Honey Glazed Ham, Carved Roast Beef with Au Jus

Desserts: Lemon Cake, Strawberry Cake, White Coconut Cake
& Much More!

Cost:
Adults $31.95 per person
Kids 12 and Under: $19.95
Kids 3 and Under: Free

Morning Seating from 10:30am - 12:30pm \ Afternoon Seating from 1pm - 3pm

Reservations, Please Call 315-539-5011

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04
Apr 2024
Thru
14
Apr 2024
Join us on a journey for more than four hundred years of history at Taughannock Falls State Park in Trumansburg, NY, ten miles north of Ithaca, in the Finger Lakes region.
PEGASYS Studio (not open to public), 519 W. State Street
Online anytime, on Ithaca cable channel 13 at 9 p.m. Thursdays, 3 p.m. Fridays, 9 a.m. & 5 p.m. Saturdays, and 9:30 a.m. & 5 p.m. Sundays, both weeks
12
Apr 2024
Thru
14
Apr 2024
Indulge in an intimate, three course seated food and wine pairing transporting you all over the globe! Provisions artfully crafted by Lake Life highlighting chocolate by Hedonist Chocolatiers.
9749 Middle Road
11 AM
(800)-320-0735
18
Apr 2024
Calling all Entrepreneurs & Small Businesses
111 Liberty Street
3 p.m.
19
Apr 2024
Join us at Barnstormer Winery this winter on Friday evenings from 5pm – 8pm, for our annual Happy Hour, Live Music & Caterer series!
4184 State Route 14
5:00pm
(607)-243-4008
20
Apr 2024
Grab your binoc
3373 Route 96A
7:30am
(315)-789-5151
20
Apr 2024
5 McLallen St.
6pm
(607)-387-5939
20
Apr 2024
Is there a better way to celebrate Shakespeare's 460th Birthday than by playing his greatest hits & raising a glass in his honor?
5055 NY-414
6:30 p.m.
20
Apr 2024
Rafael Grigorian Ballet Theatre presents CINDERELLA Saturday, April 20, 2024 at 2:00pm
207 Clemens Center Parkway
2:00pm
(607)-734-8191
20
Apr 2024
Please join us as Stephanie Piccone, owner of Flowers by Stephanie, leads us through a workshop to create a gorgeous fresh flower arrangement.  
4021 Italy Hill Road
3pm
(315)-595-2812
20
Apr 2024
Thru
27
Apr 2024
This Spring Break, come to the Museum for an out-of-this-world experience!  
1 Museum Way
9:00 AM
(607)-937-5371