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May Events

April showers bring May flowers in the Finger Lakes

What's happening in May in the Finger Lakes Region?

Enjoy all that nature has blooming with our partners who are offering lots of springtime events. You’ll be sure to enjoy the sunshine beauty of the Finger Lakes region at May events!

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

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MacKenzie-Childs Warehouse Sale Details
MacKenzie-Childs Warehouse Sale

Save up to 70% on thousands of styles including Enamelware, Seasonal, Garden, Rugs, Patience Brewster, and much more! It's a quick drive from anywhere in Central, NY. The sale is held indoors, so you'll shop in comfort.

 

For more information, visit www.mackenzie-childs.com/warehousesale.

 

Where: 107 Sale Street, Union Springs, NY 13160

When: May 3 & 4, 8 am - 5 pm & May 5, 8 am - 1 pm

Be. Live. And Play Well Gala artwork
Be. Live. And Play Well Gala

Clemens Center presents

BE. LIVE. AND PLAY WELL GALA.

Saturday, May 4, 2024
5:00pm-10:00pm

Tickets and Tables:
Adult Reserved Ticket – $125 includes all activities.
Reserved Table of 8 – $1,000 includes 8 drink vouchers.
Youth Tickets (ages 12 to 17) – $75 includes LEGO and/or LIGHTSABER activity.

Seating is based on order date. Seating requests can be placed in order notes when purchasing your gala ticket(s).

For tickets, visit ClemensCenter.org or call the Clemens Center box office at 607-734-8191 or 800-724-0159.


Join us for the Be. Live. And Play Well Gala. May the Fourth Be with You is the 2024 Gala to support all things Clemens Center. This large annual party will have fun activities for the young and the young at heart that will all benefit our programs. This year the event will feature:

Cocktail Attire
Heavy Hors D’oeuvres and Cash Bar
Live and Silent Auctions
Dancing on the Powers Theater Stage
Ice Cream Social
Cash Bar
Fun Larger Sized Games

Many Play Based activities including giant JENKA, Connect Four, a large LEGO mural and LUDOSPORT Lightsaber demonstrations are available. Our new outdoor courtyard is complete with musical instruments for play, as well as many indoor lobby activities and games for the young at heart.

The goal of the evening is to raise $70,000 in support of Clemens Center programs including the M&T Broadway Series, Special Clemens Center Concerts and Events, continued support of our 5 resident companies, and Family Connex Series.

We need your support to continue to provide over 200 annual events to our community of 40,000 patrons. 

What are we celebrating? We are celebrating the Clemens Center through a fun way to fundraise for the Clemens Center. Join us as the space comes to life in and around our historic theatre in Downtown Elmira. Move about the many activities within out two theaters, upper lobby and outdoor courtyard during this May 4th Gala.

Behind the Scenes Tour
Behind-the-Scenes Tours of Rose Hill Mansion

Go from the basement to the belvedere of Rose Hill Mansion.  Please

be advised that there are many stairs to climb, a dirt floor basement and some confined spaces included in the tour.  The tour lasts an hour. Recommended for adults and children over 10 years old. As space is limited, reservations are required and can be purchased at historicgeneva.org. The tour lasts an hour.

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2024 Wine & Herb Event- May Weekend

Drink. Eat. Garden. Repeat. Jumpstart your herb garden by gathering potted herbs and veggies showcased in our delectable food samples, complete with a matching recipe collection.

Indulge in herb-infused dishes and discover the perfect wine pairing for each. Take home the recipes, ensuring you'll shine as the star chef at your next gathering. Plus, enjoy up to three additional wine tastings to complete your delightful experience.

  • April 27/28 and May 4/5 from 10am to 5pm, both days
  • 10 participating wineries
  • This event is structured like our pre-2020 events:
    • Select a specific starting winery for you and your friends to start at. (This is where you’ll receive your souvenir wine glass and first potted herb or vegetable plant!)
    • Travel the trail as you please after your first stop, collecting potted herbs or vegetable plants as you go.
    • The ticket is good for BOTH days, so feel free to spread the wineries out over both days or come on just Saturday or just Sunday. (Pro-tip: Sunday tends to be a lighter day, so the wineries won’t be as crowded, which makes for an excellent time to visit and get more one-on-one attention with less waiting.)
  • Groups are limited to 12.
  • 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!

Herbs this year are Basil, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Cilantro, Cherokee Purple Tomato, Dill, Oregano, Parsley, Rosemary, and Sweet Banana Pepper..

Tickets:

Each ticket is good for the whole weekend to visit each winery once. Single tickets are $65 and couples tickets are $95 (plus tax and service fee) and include:

  • 1 wine and food pairing at each winery, per person
  • 3 additional wine tastings per winery, per person
  • 1 potted herb or vegetable plant per ticket (1 for a single ticket, 1 for a single DD ticket, and 1 for a couples ticket)
  • 1 recipe collection per ticket
  • 1 souvenir wine glass per person

Discounted designated driver tickets are also available. The DD gets all the same perks as a regular ticket, minus the wine. They also get a DD travel mug, rather than a wine glass. $45 for a single (plus tax and service fee).

Coffee provided by Cobblestone Coffee Roasters

Behind the Scenes Tour
Behind the Scenes Tour

Go from the basement to the belvedere of Rose Hill Mansion.  Please be advised that there are many stairs to climb, a dirt floor basement and some confined spaces included in the tour.  The tour lasts an hour. Recommended for adults and children over 10 years old. As space is limited, reservations are required and can be purchased at historicgeneva.org. The tour lasts an hour.

Student art show
Annual Student Art Show

Discover the creative talents of more than 2,000 local students on display at this year's Annual Student Art Show at The Corning Museum of Glass. The Student Art Show includes the works of students from elementary, middle, and high schools in the Corning area. The artwork in the high school and middle school level is judged in 14 different media categories.

Entry to the Art Show is free. Museum admission is not required to attend.

Open to the public: May 8-12, 9 am–5 pm

Opening reception: May 9, 6 pm–8 pm

Events for May 5, 2024 x
MacKenzie-Childs Warehouse Sale Details
MacKenzie-Childs Warehouse Sale

Save up to 70% on thousands of styles including Enamelware, Seasonal, Garden, Rugs, Patience Brewster, and much more! It's a quick drive from anywhere in Central, NY. The sale is held indoors, so you'll shop in comfort.

 

For more information, visit www.mackenzie-childs.com/warehousesale.

 

Where: 107 Sale Street, Union Springs, NY 13160

When: May 3 & 4, 8 am - 5 pm & May 5, 8 am - 1 pm

wine and herb event image
2024 Wine & Herb Event- May Weekend

Drink. Eat. Garden. Repeat. Jumpstart your herb garden by gathering potted herbs and veggies showcased in our delectable food samples, complete with a matching recipe collection.

Indulge in herb-infused dishes and discover the perfect wine pairing for each. Take home the recipes, ensuring you'll shine as the star chef at your next gathering. Plus, enjoy up to three additional wine tastings to complete your delightful experience.

  • April 27/28 and May 4/5 from 10am to 5pm, both days
  • 10 participating wineries
  • This event is structured like our pre-2020 events:
    • Select a specific starting winery for you and your friends to start at. (This is where you’ll receive your souvenir wine glass and first potted herb or vegetable plant!)
    • Travel the trail as you please after your first stop, collecting potted herbs or vegetable plants as you go.
    • The ticket is good for BOTH days, so feel free to spread the wineries out over both days or come on just Saturday or just Sunday. (Pro-tip: Sunday tends to be a lighter day, so the wineries won’t be as crowded, which makes for an excellent time to visit and get more one-on-one attention with less waiting.)
  • Groups are limited to 12.
  • 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!

Herbs this year are Basil, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Cilantro, Cherokee Purple Tomato, Dill, Oregano, Parsley, Rosemary, and Sweet Banana Pepper..

Tickets:

Each ticket is good for the whole weekend to visit each winery once. Single tickets are $65 and couples tickets are $95 (plus tax and service fee) and include:

  • 1 wine and food pairing at each winery, per person
  • 3 additional wine tastings per winery, per person
  • 1 potted herb or vegetable plant per ticket (1 for a single ticket, 1 for a single DD ticket, and 1 for a couples ticket)
  • 1 recipe collection per ticket
  • 1 souvenir wine glass per person

Discounted designated driver tickets are also available. The DD gets all the same perks as a regular ticket, minus the wine. They also get a DD travel mug, rather than a wine glass. $45 for a single (plus tax and service fee).

Coffee provided by Cobblestone Coffee Roasters

Teacher
Teacher Appreciation Week

Educators can Join us at the Museum for FREE during teacher Appreciation Week.

May 5th-11th

Sow proof of school district employment at the admissions desk and receive free admission.

Discount only valid for educators.

billsboro winery vertical tasting
Vertical Tasting - May 2024

Join us as we dig through our wine library and sample some older vintages! Vertical tastings enlighten one’s understanding as to the role vintage conditions, winemaking practices, vineyard sites, and plain fate have in creating each wine’s personality

This event will be held in our Tasting Room on Sunday, May 5th, from 4-6 pm and will focus on Albariño vintages 2015, 2017, 2018 and Cabernet Sauvignon vintages 2009, 2012, 2017.

As always we will compare with the current vintage.  Bottles will be available to purchase, with a one bottle limit.

Winemaker/Owner Vinny Aliperti will guide you through each vintage.   These are interactive events, and we encourage you to ask questions!

Although light food pairings will be provided to complement the wines, our focus will be these vintage wines and a full meal should not be expected.

Seating is limited and on a first come first serve basis.   You may be seated at a table with other guests.   Please contact us if that will be an issue for you, and we will do our best to accommodate.

Tickets are $50.  Fienile Wine Club members will receive their associated discount. *

*Must log into our webstore using your Wine Club account for discount to be applied

Nurses Appreciation Week @ 3BrosWine
Nurses Appreciation Week @ 3BrosWine

 

50% off wine slushies and tastings for all healthcare workers with a valid ID.

Student art show
Annual Student Art Show

Discover the creative talents of more than 2,000 local students on display at this year's Annual Student Art Show at The Corning Museum of Glass. The Student Art Show includes the works of students from elementary, middle, and high schools in the Corning area. The artwork in the high school and middle school level is judged in 14 different media categories.

Entry to the Art Show is free. Museum admission is not required to attend.

Open to the public: May 8-12, 9 am–5 pm

Opening reception: May 9, 6 pm–8 pm

Events for May 6, 2024 x
Teacher
Teacher Appreciation Week

Educators can Join us at the Museum for FREE during teacher Appreciation Week.

May 5th-11th

Sow proof of school district employment at the admissions desk and receive free admission.

Discount only valid for educators.

Nurses Appreciation Week @ 3BrosWine
Nurses Appreciation Week @ 3BrosWine

 

50% off wine slushies and tastings for all healthcare workers with a valid ID.

Student art show
Annual Student Art Show

Discover the creative talents of more than 2,000 local students on display at this year's Annual Student Art Show at The Corning Museum of Glass. The Student Art Show includes the works of students from elementary, middle, and high schools in the Corning area. The artwork in the high school and middle school level is judged in 14 different media categories.

Entry to the Art Show is free. Museum admission is not required to attend.

Open to the public: May 8-12, 9 am–5 pm

Opening reception: May 9, 6 pm–8 pm

Events for May 7, 2024 x
Teacher
Teacher Appreciation Week

Educators can Join us at the Museum for FREE during teacher Appreciation Week.

May 5th-11th

Sow proof of school district employment at the admissions desk and receive free admission.

Discount only valid for educators.

Nurses Appreciation Week @ 3BrosWine
Nurses Appreciation Week @ 3BrosWine

 

50% off wine slushies and tastings for all healthcare workers with a valid ID.

SHREK The Musical logo
SHREK The Musical

The M&T Bank 2023-24 Broadway Season at the Clemens Center presents

SHREK The Musical

Tuesday – Wednesday, May 7 – 8, 2024 at 7:30pm

Visit ClemensCenter.org for ticket information.


“Once upon a time, there was a little ogre named Shrek….” And thus begins the tale of an unlikely hero who finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking Donkey and a feisty princess who resists her rescue. Yes, your favorite ogre is back in the hilarious stage spectacle based on the Oscar®-winning, smash hit, DreamWorks animated film. This Tony Award®-winning fairy tale musical adventure features songs from Jeanine Tesori (Kimberly Akimbo; Caroline, or Change), a sidesplitting book by Pulitzer Prize winner David Lindsay-Abaire (Kimberly Akimbo) and brings all the beloved characters you know from the film to life. 


USA Today raves, “Altogether irresistible!” You’ll be a “believer” too as there’s more to the story that meets the ears.

Student art show
Annual Student Art Show

Discover the creative talents of more than 2,000 local students on display at this year's Annual Student Art Show at The Corning Museum of Glass. The Student Art Show includes the works of students from elementary, middle, and high schools in the Corning area. The artwork in the high school and middle school level is judged in 14 different media categories.

Entry to the Art Show is free. Museum admission is not required to attend.

Open to the public: May 8-12, 9 am–5 pm

Opening reception: May 9, 6 pm–8 pm

Events for May 8, 2024 x
Teacher
Teacher Appreciation Week

Educators can Join us at the Museum for FREE during teacher Appreciation Week.

May 5th-11th

Sow proof of school district employment at the admissions desk and receive free admission.

Discount only valid for educators.

Nurses Appreciation Week @ 3BrosWine
Nurses Appreciation Week @ 3BrosWine

 

50% off wine slushies and tastings for all healthcare workers with a valid ID.

SHREK The Musical logo
SHREK The Musical

The M&T Bank 2023-24 Broadway Season at the Clemens Center presents

SHREK The Musical

Tuesday – Wednesday, May 7 – 8, 2024 at 7:30pm

Visit ClemensCenter.org for ticket information.


“Once upon a time, there was a little ogre named Shrek….” And thus begins the tale of an unlikely hero who finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking Donkey and a feisty princess who resists her rescue. Yes, your favorite ogre is back in the hilarious stage spectacle based on the Oscar®-winning, smash hit, DreamWorks animated film. This Tony Award®-winning fairy tale musical adventure features songs from Jeanine Tesori (Kimberly Akimbo; Caroline, or Change), a sidesplitting book by Pulitzer Prize winner David Lindsay-Abaire (Kimberly Akimbo) and brings all the beloved characters you know from the film to life. 


USA Today raves, “Altogether irresistible!” You’ll be a “believer” too as there’s more to the story that meets the ears.

Student art show
Annual Student Art Show

Discover the creative talents of more than 2,000 local students on display at this year's Annual Student Art Show at The Corning Museum of Glass. The Student Art Show includes the works of students from elementary, middle, and high schools in the Corning area. The artwork in the high school and middle school level is judged in 14 different media categories.

Entry to the Art Show is free. Museum admission is not required to attend.

Open to the public: May 8-12, 9 am–5 pm

Opening reception: May 9, 6 pm–8 pm

Events for May 9, 2024 x
Teacher
Teacher Appreciation Week

Educators can Join us at the Museum for FREE during teacher Appreciation Week.

May 5th-11th

Sow proof of school district employment at the admissions desk and receive free admission.

Discount only valid for educators.

Nurses Appreciation Week @ 3BrosWine
Nurses Appreciation Week @ 3BrosWine

 

50% off wine slushies and tastings for all healthcare workers with a valid ID.

Events for May 10, 2024 x
Teacher
Teacher Appreciation Week

Educators can Join us at the Museum for FREE during teacher Appreciation Week.

May 5th-11th

Sow proof of school district employment at the admissions desk and receive free admission.

Discount only valid for educators.

Nurses Appreciation Week @ 3BrosWine
Nurses Appreciation Week @ 3BrosWine

 

50% off wine slushies and tastings for all healthcare workers with a valid ID.

Buy-One-Get-One-Free
Buy-One-Get-One-Free for Mother's Day

Bring your mother to Rose Hill in celebration of Mother’s Day.  You can get one admission free with the purchase of one adult admission. Explore life at the house in the 19th century. Tours run from 10:30, 11:30, 12:30, 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30 on Friday and Saturday and 12:30, 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $10 for adults. For more about visiting Rose Hill Mansion, visit our Rose Hill page

Events for May 11, 2024 x
Teacher
Teacher Appreciation Week

Educators can Join us at the Museum for FREE during teacher Appreciation Week.

May 5th-11th

Sow proof of school district employment at the admissions desk and receive free admission.

Discount only valid for educators.

Nurses Appreciation Week @ 3BrosWine
Nurses Appreciation Week @ 3BrosWine

 

50% off wine slushies and tastings for all healthcare workers with a valid ID.

Buy-One-Get-One-Free
Buy-One-Get-One-Free for Mother's Day

Bring your mother to Rose Hill in celebration of Mother’s Day.  You can get one admission free with the purchase of one adult admission. Explore life at the house in the 19th century. Tours run from 10:30, 11:30, 12:30, 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30 on Friday and Saturday and 12:30, 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $10 for adults. For more about visiting Rose Hill Mansion, visit our Rose Hill page

blue jay
10th Annual Bird Walk

Join the Saunders Finger Lakes Museum for the 10th Annual Bird Walk with avid birders Mahlon and Eleanor Hurst through the SFLM’s Townsend-Grady Wildlife Preserve wetlands to discover what bird species are migrating and nesting there. Previously, participants identified over 40 different species by sight and sound. Please wear sturdy boots that can withstand wet, mud, and uneven ground, and bring your binoculars and journals. 

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Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes presents A GRAND GERSHWIN CELEBRATION

Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes presents

A GRAND GERSHWIN CELEBRATION

Saturday, May 11, 2024 at 7:00pm
at the Clemens Center in Downtown Elmira

Tickets:
Adults: $55/$45/$25
College Students with ID: $15
Youth Under 18 FREE
Groups of 10 or more 10% discount – please inquire

For tickets, visit ClemensCenter.org or call the Clemens Center box office at 607-734-8191 or 800-724-0159.


Join us for a spectacular evening of music as the Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes presents “A Grand Gershwin Celebration.” Showcasing three American composers, this concert promises to captivate as it begins with local composer Robert Dusek’s energetic and powerful Leviathan followed by Nkeiru Okoye’s poignant Voices Shouting Out which was written as a response to the 9-11 tragedy, calling for national optimism in the midst of profound challenges. Finally, two masterful works by George Gershwin will take center stage in this unforgettable performance.

As we commemorate the 100th anniversary of George Gershwin’s iconic masterpiece, Rhapsody in Blue, the audience will be transported to the dazzling streets of 1920s New York City, where jazz and classical music harmoniously collide. Accompanied by the virtuosic pianist Bryan Pezzone (LA recording and performing artist), this rendition guarantees to offer an unforgettable experience.

On the second half of the concert, we invite you to revel in the timeless beauty of Porgy and Bess – A Concert of Songs by George Gershwin, performed by soprano Dimery Alexis and baritone Fredd Redd. As the Chorus of the Southern Finger Lakes add their harmonious voices to the mix, this enchanting evening promises to be a grand celebration of Gershwin’s enduring musical legacy that you won’t want to miss.

Get your tickets today and prepare to be swept away by the magic of this extraordinary concert!

Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes
Toshiyuki Shimada, Music Director & Conductor

Featuring:

Dimery Alexis, soprano
Fred Redd, baritone
Bryan Pezzone, piano
​Chorus of the Southern Finger Lakes

Program:

Leviathan by Robert Dusek   
Voices Shouting Out by Nkeiru Okoye
Rhapsody in Blue by George Gershwin

*** Intermission ***    

Porgy and Bess – A Concert of Songs by Gershwin

TOGETHER WE ARE SOUND

Running Time: 1 hr and 25 mins, including a 15 min intermission.
Age Recommendation: All Ages

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Buy-One-Get-One-Free
Buy-One-Get-One-Free for Mother's Day

Bring your mother to Rose Hill in celebration of Mother’s Day.  You can get one admission free with the purchase of one adult admission. Explore life at the house in the 19th century. Tours run from 10:30, 11:30, 12:30, 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30 on Friday and Saturday and 12:30, 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $10 for adults. For more about visiting Rose Hill Mansion, visit our Rose Hill page

Events for May 13, 2024 x
Pete the Cat artwork
Pete the Cat

A Clemens Center Mary Tripp Marks School-Time Series production presented by TheaterWorksUSA

PETE THE CAT

Monday, May 13, 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.


Pete the Cat never loses his cool. Jimmy Biddle never strays from his routine. That is, until the groovy blue cat moves in with The Biddles for the summer. Can cat and boy ever be friends? When Jimmy draws a blank in art class, Pete’s the perfect pal to lead the mission to help Jimmy find his inspiration. Join Jimmy and Pete on a new adventure of friendship, all the way to Paris and back again in a VW Bus.

Curriculum Ties: Communication/Language Arts, Literature, Music

Runtime: 55 minutes
Age Recommendation: Grades Pre K–3

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I’m Dead. Now What? End-of-Life Planning Q&A Session

Clemens Center presents

I’m Dead. Now What? End-of-Life Planning Q&A Session

Wednesday, May 15, 2024
5:30pm – 6:30pm
Clemens Center Upper Lobby

This event is free, and we encourage our neighbors, friends, and loved ones to participate.
Secure your free ticket by registering. To facilitate the discussion, workshop participation is limited to the first 25 people to register.

To register, visit ClemensCenter.org or call the Clemens Center box office at 607-734-8191 or 800-724-0159.


What’s the difference between a will and a trust? Are there tax benefits for using my retirement assets to support charities that are important to me? How often do I need to update my documents? How do I protect my assets from nursing home costs?

End-of-life planning can feel overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be! Join us for a FREE informal session where local financial and estate planning experts answer your questions and shed light on everything from how and where to get started all the way up to the more complex scenarios you or your family may face down the road.

Attendees will also receive a free copy of the “I’m Dead. Now What?” comprehensive life planner (one per household), courtesy of our series sponsor Ray Jewelers, which will help you gather vital details about your contacts, legal matters, health decisions, financial affairs, final wishes, instructions, and more.

Leading the discussion:
Roth Elder Law, PLLC
Michael J. Hamula, M.S.E., Paralegal    CFS Group, Inc.
Sabrina Chilson, CFP®

Special Gratitude to our Series Sponsor:
Ray Jewelers

live music wednesdays
Live music Wednesdays at Ventosa Vineyards

FINGER LAKES LIVE MUSIC EVERY WEDNESDAY! SUPPORTING LOCAL, LIVE MUSIC, DELICIOUS FOOD, BEAUTIFUL VIEWS OF SENECA LAKE & BREATH-TAKING SUNSETS!

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 May 16, 2024 x
live music wednesdays
Live music Wednesdays at Ventosa Vineyards

FINGER LAKES LIVE MUSIC EVERY WEDNESDAY! SUPPORTING LOCAL, LIVE MUSIC, DELICIOUS FOOD, BEAUTIFUL VIEWS OF SENECA LAKE & BREATH-TAKING SUNSETS!

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 May 17, 2024 x
live music wednesdays
Live music Wednesdays at Ventosa Vineyards

FINGER LAKES LIVE MUSIC EVERY WEDNESDAY! SUPPORTING LOCAL, LIVE MUSIC, DELICIOUS FOOD, BEAUTIFUL VIEWS OF SENECA LAKE & BREATH-TAKING SUNSETS!

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

Student art show
Celebrate the Exhibition Opening of Collidoscope

Join us for a dynamic art party with the artists of the exhibition Collidoscope: de la Torre Brothers Retro-Perspective

Purchase Tickets

Schedule

7–7:45 pm | Auditorium 

Collidoscope Live! Jamex and Einar de la Torre and Collidoscope exhibition curator Selene Preciado reunite for an engaging conversation moderated by Tami Landis, CMoG's curator of contemporary & postwar glass, followed by a lively Q&A session before heading upstairs to celebrate in the galleries.

8–9:30 pm | Contemporary Art + Design Galleries

Celebrate the major exhibition opening upstairs in the galleries! Raise a glass with the Brothers and learn more about their work. Enjoy drinks, bites, music, and festivity. 

Tickets

  • $15 for Members | $35 for not-yet-Members 
  • Ticket sales close when sold out or at 5 pm EST Wednesday, May 15, 2024, whichever comes first
  • Tickets are only available onlineNo tickets will be available at the door. 

Tickets include both Collidoscope Live! and the exhibition opening celebration, access to the show before it opens to the public, small bites, music, and entertainment. Cash bar. (Member tickets include a free drink ticket.) 

Artwork
Celebrate the Exhibition Opening of Collidoscope

Join us for a dynamic art party with the artists of the exhibition Collidoscope: de la Torre Brothers Retro-Perspective

Purchase Tickets

Schedule

7–7:45 pm | Auditorium 

Collidoscope Live! Jamex and Einar de la Torre and Collidoscope exhibition curator Selene Preciado reunite for an engaging conversation moderated by Tami Landis, CMoG's curator of contemporary & postwar glass, followed by a lively Q&A session before heading upstairs to celebrate in the galleries.

8–9:30 pm | Contemporary Art + Design Galleries

Celebrate the major exhibition opening upstairs in the galleries! Raise a glass with the Brothers and learn more about their work. Enjoy drinks, bites, music, and festivity. 

Tickets

  • $15 for Members | $35 for not-yet-Members 
  • Ticket sales close when sold out or at 5 pm EST Wednesday, May 15, 2024, whichever comes first
  • Tickets are only available onlineNo tickets will be available at the door. 

Tickets include both Collidoscope Live! and the exhibition opening celebration, access to the show before it opens to the public, small bites, music, and entertainment. Cash bar. (Member tickets include a free drink ticket.) 

Events for May 18, 2024 x
live music wednesdays
Live music Wednesdays at Ventosa Vineyards

FINGER LAKES LIVE MUSIC EVERY WEDNESDAY! SUPPORTING LOCAL, LIVE MUSIC, DELICIOUS FOOD, BEAUTIFUL VIEWS OF SENECA LAKE & BREATH-TAKING SUNSETS!

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

Finished stone wall at Hunt Country Vineyards
The Ancient Art of Dry Laid Stone with DJ Kitzel - MAY 2024

Date & Time:

Saturday, May 18 & Sunday, May 19, 2024:  9:00am-4:00pm

Registration:

$300 per person - Includes morning pastry, lunch, a glass of wine, & instruction, both days.
PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED: No walk-ins. Space limited to 14 students.

   We are so pleased to team up with DJ Kitzel for yet another season of stonemasonry workshops here at Hunt Country Vineyards.

   DJ is  a natural instructor and sharer of talent, creativity, and skills.  A truly unique weekend workshop having fun learning from this talented stone mason, teacher, artist, and renaissance man.

   A combination of some great outdoor learning, comradery & tinkering with ancient stones.  All accompanied by delicious locally catered lunches, outstanding Hunt Country wines, & gorgeous vineyard scenery.

Dry Laid Stone: 

Dry-laid stonework is the ancient art of building with stone without the use of mortar.  Common in the United Kingdom and other parts of the world, it is becoming increasingly popular in North America in functional hardscapes.  This two-day course is designed to be a primer in the contemporary skills and applications of this timeless trade.  Currently, there are few dry-laid stone workers in the Finger Lakes and demand is growing.

This course will be a hands-on experience of dry-laid wall construction.  This class will build on skills learned in previous workshops.  Beginners are welcome, but this will be a more challenging build than in previous workshops, in terms of design and precision.  Students who complete the course will be able to build free-standing stone walls, retaining walls, foundations, walkways and stairs.  Hands-on learning will be mixed with direct instruction, discussion and working lunches.  Participants will learn the tools, techniques, materials and traditions of this accessible art form.

This portable skill set is in demand by landscapers and builders alike.  The trade requires few tools to get started.  Other benefits of dry-laid stonework include personal creativity, fitness, and a deep connection to an ancient human experience.

There will be a tent on site to protect participants from sun and rain.  All tools and materials will be provided.  Participants should dress for the weather and wear sturdy shoes. Sunscreen, sun hat and a water bottle are recommended. You are also welcome to bring safety glasses, work gloves and any personal tools.

Instructor:

D.J. Kitzel is a stonemason, certified English teacher, and licensed wilderness guide with 34+ years of experience in the building trades, including masonry.  He has worked on historic structures and new builds across Rochester and the Finger Lakes region while pursuing a life-long interest in these traditional trades.   

Program: 

Saturday morning will include introductions, course overview, expectations, and safety.  Getting right into the project by 10am and throughout Saturday and Sunday.  Instruction will be a combination of lecture, demonstration, and hands-on work to construct a functional wall.  D.J. will provide instruction, all tools needed, and work songs.

Food: 

BREAKFAST:
- There will be local pastry, coffee, and tea available upon your arrival both mornings. 
- However, we encourage you to eat a hearty breakfast ahead of arrival, as you will be working hard all morning.  

LUNCH: 
- Locally catered lunches will be provided on Saturday and Sunday. 

SNACKS, HYDRATION, & WINE: 
- There are picnic items available to purchase in our tasting room, but please feel free to bring your own snacks if you feel you might need them before or after lunch.  Hard work can make a person more hungry than usual.
- Hydration is a requirement of hard work.  We will have hot coffee, tea, and cold mint water available to you all day.  Please bring a water bottle to refill throughout the day.  We also have refreshing beverage options for purchase in our tasting room. 
- An end of day glass of wine is included in your registration fee.  Wine tastings, wines by the glass or bottle, and local beer are also available for purchase.  

Common Time Welcome to Spring image
Common Time Choral Group presents WELCOME TO SPRING

Common Time Choral Group presents

WELCOME TO SPRING

Saturday, May 18, 2024
Pre-show: 7:00pm
Concert: 7:30pm
at the Clemens Center in Downtown Elmira

FREE EVENT

For more information, visit ClemensCenter.org or call the Clemens Center box office at 607-734-8191 or 800-724-0159.

Common Time Choral Group will present their spring concert, “Welcome to Spring” on Saturday May 18, 2024. David Peckham will do a pre- concert show on the Theater Organ at 7:00pm and the group comes on stage at 7:30pm. This is a show for the whole family to enjoy. Lots of great music by the group and soloists.

LIVE History In Time
LIVE History In Time

Historic Geneva welcomes touring theater company Live History to Rose Hill Mansion for the interactive theatrical experience In Time on Saturday, May 18, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Due to a mysterious nexus in time, four members of the Swan household have been ripped from the late 1800s to the present day. Each with their own goal, yet all share a common problem. They only have an hour to return to their own time, otherwise they risk being erased from history. To get back to their time, they need the help of Rose Hill visitors. The question remains will they be In Time?

This program has escape room, quest, and theatre elements. Visitors will explore the mansion with characters from Rose Hill’s history while collecting clues and completing tasks in this live-action scavenger hunt. Groups will leave every 30 minutes beginning at 11 a.m. The last group will leave at 5 p.m. The experience takes about an hour. Admission is $15 for adults and $10 for students. Tickets can be purchased in advance at historicgeneva.org or at the door the day of the event. The Carriage House Gift Shop will also be open for the event.

Events for May 19, 2024 x
live music wednesdays
Live music Wednesdays at Ventosa Vineyards

FINGER LAKES LIVE MUSIC EVERY WEDNESDAY! SUPPORTING LOCAL, LIVE MUSIC, DELICIOUS FOOD, BEAUTIFUL VIEWS OF SENECA LAKE & BREATH-TAKING SUNSETS!

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

Finished stone wall at Hunt Country Vineyards
The Ancient Art of Dry Laid Stone with DJ Kitzel - MAY 2024

Date & Time:

Saturday, May 18 & Sunday, May 19, 2024:  9:00am-4:00pm

Registration:

$300 per person - Includes morning pastry, lunch, a glass of wine, & instruction, both days.
PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED: No walk-ins. Space limited to 14 students.

   We are so pleased to team up with DJ Kitzel for yet another season of stonemasonry workshops here at Hunt Country Vineyards.

   DJ is  a natural instructor and sharer of talent, creativity, and skills.  A truly unique weekend workshop having fun learning from this talented stone mason, teacher, artist, and renaissance man.

   A combination of some great outdoor learning, comradery & tinkering with ancient stones.  All accompanied by delicious locally catered lunches, outstanding Hunt Country wines, & gorgeous vineyard scenery.

Dry Laid Stone: 

Dry-laid stonework is the ancient art of building with stone without the use of mortar.  Common in the United Kingdom and other parts of the world, it is becoming increasingly popular in North America in functional hardscapes.  This two-day course is designed to be a primer in the contemporary skills and applications of this timeless trade.  Currently, there are few dry-laid stone workers in the Finger Lakes and demand is growing.

This course will be a hands-on experience of dry-laid wall construction.  This class will build on skills learned in previous workshops.  Beginners are welcome, but this will be a more challenging build than in previous workshops, in terms of design and precision.  Students who complete the course will be able to build free-standing stone walls, retaining walls, foundations, walkways and stairs.  Hands-on learning will be mixed with direct instruction, discussion and working lunches.  Participants will learn the tools, techniques, materials and traditions of this accessible art form.

This portable skill set is in demand by landscapers and builders alike.  The trade requires few tools to get started.  Other benefits of dry-laid stonework include personal creativity, fitness, and a deep connection to an ancient human experience.

There will be a tent on site to protect participants from sun and rain.  All tools and materials will be provided.  Participants should dress for the weather and wear sturdy shoes. Sunscreen, sun hat and a water bottle are recommended. You are also welcome to bring safety glasses, work gloves and any personal tools.

Instructor:

D.J. Kitzel is a stonemason, certified English teacher, and licensed wilderness guide with 34+ years of experience in the building trades, including masonry.  He has worked on historic structures and new builds across Rochester and the Finger Lakes region while pursuing a life-long interest in these traditional trades.   

Program: 

Saturday morning will include introductions, course overview, expectations, and safety.  Getting right into the project by 10am and throughout Saturday and Sunday.  Instruction will be a combination of lecture, demonstration, and hands-on work to construct a functional wall.  D.J. will provide instruction, all tools needed, and work songs.

Food: 

BREAKFAST:
- There will be local pastry, coffee, and tea available upon your arrival both mornings. 
- However, we encourage you to eat a hearty breakfast ahead of arrival, as you will be working hard all morning.  

LUNCH: 
- Locally catered lunches will be provided on Saturday and Sunday. 

SNACKS, HYDRATION, & WINE: 
- There are picnic items available to purchase in our tasting room, but please feel free to bring your own snacks if you feel you might need them before or after lunch.  Hard work can make a person more hungry than usual.
- Hydration is a requirement of hard work.  We will have hot coffee, tea, and cold mint water available to you all day.  Please bring a water bottle to refill throughout the day.  We also have refreshing beverage options for purchase in our tasting room. 
- An end of day glass of wine is included in your registration fee.  Wine tastings, wines by the glass or bottle, and local beer are also available for purchase.  

Biribá Union
Biribá Union

Geneva Music Festival 2024 Season: Light and Dark
Sunday, May 19, 7:30 PM
Biribá Union

Mike Block, cello and vocals; 
Christylez Bacon, beatbox, guitar, rhymes; 
Edward Pèrez, electric bass, pandeiro, vocals

Join us for our kick-off concert with Biribá Union, where Brazilian beats, Bluegrass, Jazz, Classical, Hip-Hop, Funk, and Pop converge in a spectacular show of global sounds.

All programs subject to change.
$35 adult; $10 college student with ID;  FREE for youth aged 18 and younger
Buy 8 or more tickets across all concerts in a single booking and get 15% off.
More information and tickets available at GenevaMusicFestival.com. 
Wheelchair accessible.
 

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

FINGER LAKES LIVE MUSIC EVERY WEDNESDAY! SUPPORTING LOCAL, LIVE MUSIC, DELICIOUS FOOD, BEAUTIFUL VIEWS OF SENECA LAKE & BREATH-TAKING SUNSETS!

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 May 21, 2024 x
live music wednesdays
Live music Wednesdays at Ventosa Vineyards

FINGER LAKES LIVE MUSIC EVERY WEDNESDAY! SUPPORTING LOCAL, LIVE MUSIC, DELICIOUS FOOD, BEAUTIFUL VIEWS OF SENECA LAKE & BREATH-TAKING SUNSETS!

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 May 22, 2024 x
live music wednesdays
Live music Wednesdays at Ventosa Vineyards

FINGER LAKES LIVE MUSIC EVERY WEDNESDAY! SUPPORTING LOCAL, LIVE MUSIC, DELICIOUS FOOD, BEAUTIFUL VIEWS OF SENECA LAKE & BREATH-TAKING SUNSETS!

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 May 23, 2024 x
live music wednesdays
Live music Wednesdays at Ventosa Vineyards

FINGER LAKES LIVE MUSIC EVERY WEDNESDAY! SUPPORTING LOCAL, LIVE MUSIC, DELICIOUS FOOD, BEAUTIFUL VIEWS OF SENECA LAKE & BREATH-TAKING SUNSETS!

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

Outside wine tasting in Eugenia's Garden
Eugenia's Garden Opening Weekend

VENUE: EUGENIA'S GARDEN

It’s finally here! Warm weather, striking views, and delicious wines and food to enjoy at your leisure. Eugenia’s Garden is a great place for family and friends to gather and relax! We invite you to join us for this annual weekend where we will be serving special flights and food items in celebration of the beginning of the season!

Special Event: Musical Mixology
Special Event: Musical Mixology

Geneva Music Festival 2024 Season: Light and Dark
Thursday, May 23, 7:30 PM
Special Event: Musical Mixology

Jinjoo Cho and Geoffrey Herd, violin; 
Eric Wong, viola; 
Max Geissler, cello; 
Henry Kramer, piano

Join us at the Linden for an evening where music meets gastronomy. With Jinjoo Cho and Geoffrey Herd on violin, Eric Wong on viola, Max Geissler on cello, and Henry Kramer on piano, enjoy a sensory journey through four pieces of music, each paired with a culinary delight and a bespoke drink. Immerse yourself in a unique blend of sound and taste.

All programs subject to change.
$75 adult, 40 seats available.
More information and tickets available at GenevaMusicFestival.com. 
Wheelchair accessible.
 

Events for May 24, 2024 x
live music wednesdays
Live music Wednesdays at Ventosa Vineyards

FINGER LAKES LIVE MUSIC EVERY WEDNESDAY! SUPPORTING LOCAL, LIVE MUSIC, DELICIOUS FOOD, BEAUTIFUL VIEWS OF SENECA LAKE & BREATH-TAKING SUNSETS!

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

Outside wine tasting in Eugenia's Garden
Eugenia's Garden Opening Weekend

VENUE: EUGENIA'S GARDEN

It’s finally here! Warm weather, striking views, and delicious wines and food to enjoy at your leisure. Eugenia’s Garden is a great place for family and friends to gather and relax! We invite you to join us for this annual weekend where we will be serving special flights and food items in celebration of the beginning of the season!

Love and Loathing
Love and Loathing

Geneva Music Festival 2024 Season: Light and Dark
Friday, May 24, 7:30 PM
Saturday, May 25, 7:30PM 
Love and Loathing

Jinjoo Cho and Geoffrey Herd, violin; 
Eric Wong, viola; 
Max Geissler, cello; 
Henry Kramer, piano

Schumann A Major String Quartet, Op. 41 No. 3
Reena Esmail Saans
Suk Love Song
Franck Piano Quintet 

From romantic passion to intense hatred, music is not only often inspired by, but also can elicit profound emotions. Robert Schumann’s Quartet in A Major, which opens with a sighing “Clara” motive in homage to his beloved bride, captures the composer’s affection, but also his extreme volatility. The soaring melodies of Reena Esmail’s Saans were composed as a wedding present for a friend—a celebration of love, but also testament to the deep relationship between friends. César Franck’s explosive Piano Quintet is a tumultuous expression of a range of emotions, which inspired not only numerous tales about the genesis and effect of the work, but also holds the listener in its impassioned thrall.  

All programs subject to change.
$35 adult; $10 college student with ID;  FREE for youth aged 18 and younger
Buy 8 or more tickets across all concerts in a single booking and get 15% off.
More information and tickets available at GenevaMusicFestival.com. 
Wheelchair accessible.
 

Events for May 25, 2024 x
live music wednesdays
Live music Wednesdays at Ventosa Vineyards

FINGER LAKES LIVE MUSIC EVERY WEDNESDAY! SUPPORTING LOCAL, LIVE MUSIC, DELICIOUS FOOD, BEAUTIFUL VIEWS OF SENECA LAKE & BREATH-TAKING SUNSETS!

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

Outside wine tasting in Eugenia's Garden
Eugenia's Garden Opening Weekend

VENUE: EUGENIA'S GARDEN

It’s finally here! Warm weather, striking views, and delicious wines and food to enjoy at your leisure. Eugenia’s Garden is a great place for family and friends to gather and relax! We invite you to join us for this annual weekend where we will be serving special flights and food items in celebration of the beginning of the season!

Love and Loathing
Love and Loathing

Geneva Music Festival 2024 Season: Light and Dark
Friday, May 24, 7:30 PM
Saturday, May 25, 7:30PM 
Love and Loathing

Jinjoo Cho and Geoffrey Herd, violin; 
Eric Wong, viola; 
Max Geissler, cello; 
Henry Kramer, piano

Schumann A Major String Quartet, Op. 41 No. 3
Reena Esmail Saans
Suk Love Song
Franck Piano Quintet 

From romantic passion to intense hatred, music is not only often inspired by, but also can elicit profound emotions. Robert Schumann’s Quartet in A Major, which opens with a sighing “Clara” motive in homage to his beloved bride, captures the composer’s affection, but also his extreme volatility. The soaring melodies of Reena Esmail’s Saans were composed as a wedding present for a friend—a celebration of love, but also testament to the deep relationship between friends. César Franck’s explosive Piano Quintet is a tumultuous expression of a range of emotions, which inspired not only numerous tales about the genesis and effect of the work, but also holds the listener in its impassioned thrall.  

All programs subject to change.
$35 adult; $10 college student with ID;  FREE for youth aged 18 and younger
Buy 8 or more tickets across all concerts in a single booking and get 15% off.
More information and tickets available at GenevaMusicFestival.com. 
Wheelchair accessible.
 

Events for May 26, 2024 x
live music wednesdays
Live music Wednesdays at Ventosa Vineyards

FINGER LAKES LIVE MUSIC EVERY WEDNESDAY! SUPPORTING LOCAL, LIVE MUSIC, DELICIOUS FOOD, BEAUTIFUL VIEWS OF SENECA LAKE & BREATH-TAKING SUNSETS!

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

Outside wine tasting in Eugenia's Garden
Eugenia's Garden Opening Weekend

VENUE: EUGENIA'S GARDEN

It’s finally here! Warm weather, striking views, and delicious wines and food to enjoy at your leisure. Eugenia’s Garden is a great place for family and friends to gather and relax! We invite you to join us for this annual weekend where we will be serving special flights and food items in celebration of the beginning of the season!

Events for May 27, 2024 x
live music wednesdays
Live music Wednesdays at Ventosa Vineyards

FINGER LAKES LIVE MUSIC EVERY WEDNESDAY! SUPPORTING LOCAL, LIVE MUSIC, DELICIOUS FOOD, BEAUTIFUL VIEWS OF SENECA LAKE & BREATH-TAKING SUNSETS!

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

Outside wine tasting in Eugenia's Garden
Eugenia's Garden Opening Weekend

VENUE: EUGENIA'S GARDEN

It’s finally here! Warm weather, striking views, and delicious wines and food to enjoy at your leisure. Eugenia’s Garden is a great place for family and friends to gather and relax! We invite you to join us for this annual weekend where we will be serving special flights and food items in celebration of the beginning of the season!

Events for May 28, 2024 x
live music wednesdays
Live music Wednesdays at Ventosa Vineyards

FINGER LAKES LIVE MUSIC EVERY WEDNESDAY! SUPPORTING LOCAL, LIVE MUSIC, DELICIOUS FOOD, BEAUTIFUL VIEWS OF SENECA LAKE & BREATH-TAKING SUNSETS!

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 May 29, 2024 x
live music wednesdays
Live music Wednesdays at Ventosa Vineyards

FINGER LAKES LIVE MUSIC EVERY WEDNESDAY! SUPPORTING LOCAL, LIVE MUSIC, DELICIOUS FOOD, BEAUTIFUL VIEWS OF SENECA LAKE & BREATH-TAKING SUNSETS!

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 May 30, 2024 x
live music wednesdays
Live music Wednesdays at Ventosa Vineyards

FINGER LAKES LIVE MUSIC EVERY WEDNESDAY! SUPPORTING LOCAL, LIVE MUSIC, DELICIOUS FOOD, BEAUTIFUL VIEWS OF SENECA LAKE & BREATH-TAKING SUNSETS!

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

Brentano String Quartet
Brentano String Quartet

Geneva Music Festival 2024 Season: Light and Dark
Thursday, May 30, 7:30 PM
Brentano String Quartet

Mark Steinberg and Serena Canin, violins; 
Misha Amory, viola; 
Nina Lee, cello

Haydn String Quartet Op. 33 No. 5
Shostakovich String Quartet No. 8
Mendelssohn String Quartet in D Major, Op. 44/1


Join the Brentano Quartet, hailed by the New York Times for their “luxuriously warm sound [and] yearning lyricism” for a special concert celebrating musical contrasts. Revel in Joseph Haydn’s genial and energetic String Quartet in G Major, Op. 33, No. 5, which overwhelmingly brings warmth and light to mind. Darkness descends in the String Quartet No. 8 in C Minor, Op. 110 by Dmitri Shostakovich; its dedication (“In memory of the victims of fascism and war”), somber, sometimes grating harmonies, and musical allusions (incorporating, for instance, “Dies irae” from the Catholic requiem mass) capture the pain and sorrow felt by its composer. Hope dawns, though, and brightness reigns in Felix Mendelssohn’s spirited String Quartet in D major, Op. 44, No. 1.

All programs subject to change.
Special Event $60
Buy 8 or more tickets across all concerts in a single booking and get 15% off.
More information and tickets available at GenevaMusicFestival.com. 
Wheelchair accessible.

Events for May 31, 2024 x
live music wednesdays
Live music Wednesdays at Ventosa Vineyards

FINGER LAKES LIVE MUSIC EVERY WEDNESDAY! SUPPORTING LOCAL, LIVE MUSIC, DELICIOUS FOOD, BEAUTIFUL VIEWS OF SENECA LAKE & BREATH-TAKING SUNSETS!

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

War and Peace
War and Peace

Geneva Music Festival 2024 Season: Light and Dark
Friday, May 31, 7:30PM
Saturday, June 1, 7:30PM

Geoffrey Herd and Blake Pouliot, violin;
Eric Wong, viola;
Clive Greensmith and Max Geissler, cello;
Esther Park, piano

Beethoven Op. 76, “Harp”
Shostakovich Piano Trio No. 2
Georges Antoines Piano Quartet

Music making can be a balm, offering respite among sorrow and strife, and giving artists a way of expressing their pain or reacting to their circumstances. In music, composers may celebrate victories, lament the loss of friends, or find the metaphorical harmony and peace that eludes the larger world. Join resident GMF artists for an exploration of three composers whose lives and works were shaped by their experience of conflict. Written during the Napoleonic wars, Beethoven’s “Harp” Quartet is a sparkling, lyrical reminder of joy, while Shostakovich’s Piano Trio, written as a memorial and replete with a danse macabre, dwells upon the tragic. Georges Antoine’s Piano Quartet, emerging from the trenches of World War I, is a passionate testament to a musical career cut short.  
 
All programs subject to change.
$35 adult; $10 college student with ID;  FREE for youth aged 18 and younger
Buy 8 or more tickets across all concerts in a single booking and get 15% off.
More information and tickets available at GenevaMusicFestival.com. 
Wheelchair accessible.

Events for June 1, 2024 x
live music wednesdays
Live music Wednesdays at Ventosa Vineyards

FINGER LAKES LIVE MUSIC EVERY WEDNESDAY! SUPPORTING LOCAL, LIVE MUSIC, DELICIOUS FOOD, BEAUTIFUL VIEWS OF SENECA LAKE & BREATH-TAKING SUNSETS!

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

Behind the Scenes Tour
Behind-the-Scenes Tours of Rose Hill Mansion

Go from the basement to the belvedere of Rose Hill Mansion.  Please be advised that there are many stairs to climb, a dirt floor basement and some confined spaces included in the tour.  The tour lasts an hour. Recommended for adults and children over 10 years old. As space is limited, reservations are required and can be purchased at historicgeneva.org. The tour lasts an hour.

paddle
FREE Community Paddle

Have you ever wanted to try a kayak or canoe out for the first time? Curious to learn more about Sugar Creek and the Townsend-Grady Wildlife Preserve wetlands? Come to the Saunders Finger Lakes Museum to speak with staff and volunteers while enjoying some time out on the water and in the wetlands! Kayaks and paddles, canoes and paddles, and life jackets for children and adults are available to use at the museum. Or bring your own!

Pre-registration for a time slot is required.

You can join the fun at 10am, 11am and 12pm.

War and Peace
War and Peace

Geneva Music Festival 2024 Season: Light and Dark
Friday, May 31, 7:30PM
Saturday, June 1, 7:30PM

Geoffrey Herd and Blake Pouliot, violin;
Eric Wong, viola;
Clive Greensmith and Max Geissler, cello;
Esther Park, piano

Beethoven Op. 76, “Harp”
Shostakovich Piano Trio No. 2
Georges Antoines Piano Quartet

Music making can be a balm, offering respite among sorrow and strife, and giving artists a way of expressing their pain or reacting to their circumstances. In music, composers may celebrate victories, lament the loss of friends, or find the metaphorical harmony and peace that eludes the larger world. Join resident GMF artists for an exploration of three composers whose lives and works were shaped by their experience of conflict. Written during the Napoleonic wars, Beethoven’s “Harp” Quartet is a sparkling, lyrical reminder of joy, while Shostakovich’s Piano Trio, written as a memorial and replete with a danse macabre, dwells upon the tragic. Georges Antoine’s Piano Quartet, emerging from the trenches of World War I, is a passionate testament to a musical career cut short.  
 
All programs subject to change.
$35 adult; $10 college student with ID;  FREE for youth aged 18 and younger
Buy 8 or more tickets across all concerts in a single booking and get 15% off.
More information and tickets available at GenevaMusicFestival.com. 
Wheelchair accessible.

Behind the Scenes Tour
Behind-the-Scenes Tours of Rose Hill Mansion

Go from the basement to the belvedere of Rose Hill Mansion.  Please

be advised that there are many stairs to climb, a dirt floor basement and some confined spaces included in the tour.  The tour lasts an hour. Recommended for adults and children over 10 years old. As space is limited, reservations are required and can be purchased at historicgeneva.org. The tour lasts an hour.

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11
May 2024
Join the Saunders Finger Lakes Museum for the 10th Annual Bird Walk with avid birders Mahlon and Eleanor Hurst through the SFLM’s Townsend-Grady Wildlife Preserve wetlands to discover what bird species are migrating a
Townsend Roadd
8am
(315)-595-2200
11
May 2024
Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes presents A GRAND GERSHWIN CELEBRATION Saturday, May 11, 2024 at 7:00pm at the Clemens Center in Downtown Elmira
207 Clemens Center Parkway
7:00pm
(607)-734-8191
13
May 2024
A Clemens Center Mary Tripp Marks School-Time Series production presented by TheaterWorksUSA PETE THE CAT Monday, May 13, 2024 10:00am and 12:30pm
207 Clemens Center Parkway
10:00am and 12:30pm
(607)-735-2777
15
May 2024
Clemens Center presents I’m Dead. Now What? End-of-Life Planning Q&A Session Wednesday, May 15, 2024 5:30pm – 6:30pm Clemens Center Upper Lobby
207 Clemens Center Parkway
5:30pm
(607)-734-8191
15
May 2024
Thru
30
Oct 2024
FINGER LAKES LIVE MUSIC EVERY WEDNESDAY! SUPPORTING LOCAL, LIVE MUSIC, DELICIOUS FOOD, BEAUTIFUL VIEWS OF SENECA LAKE & BREATH-TAKING SUNSETS!
3440 Rt 96a
5pm
(315)-719-0000
17
May 2024
Join us for a dynamic art party with the artists of the exhibition Collidoscope: de la Torre Brothers Re
1 Museum Way
7:00 PM
(607)-937-5371
17
May 2024
Join us for a dynamic art party with the artists of the exhibition Collidoscope: de la Torre Brothers Re
1 Museum Way
7:00 PM
(607)-937-5371
18
May 2024
Thru
19
May 2024
Date & Time: Saturday, May 18 & Sunday, May 19, 2024:  9:00am-4:00pm
4021 Italy Hill Road
9am
(315)-595-2812
18
May 2024
Common Time Choral Group presents WELCOME TO SPRING Saturday, May 18, 2024 Pre-show: 7:00pm Concert: 7:30pm at the Clemens Center in Downtown Elmira FREE EVENT
207 Clemens Center Parkway
7:00pm
(607)-734-8191