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Finger Lakes Events Calendar

Festivals, Happy Hour, Live Music, Theatre, and More!

It doesn’t matter what your interests are or who you’re in the Finger Lakes with, you can always find a great event to enrich your time in the region with those you care about. 

Events take place all year round in the Finger Lakes region. From lakeside (and on the lake) events in the summer to harvest activities in the fall, snowmobiling or snowshoeing in the winter, and festivals in the springtime! Step inside a glassmaker’s studio to blow your own glass, stroll Main Street on a food tour, or gather for live music and theater performances. Browse the list of Finger Lakes events below or search the specific dates you will be visiting to see everything going on in the region.

Great Events that Happen Every Year

Below, you will find dozens of great events happening throughout the year with many of them happening annually. If you have memories of favorite annual Finger Lakes events from childhood such as cardboard boat regattas, hot air balloon festivals, cheese, apple or pumpkin festivals, to name a few, it’s likely that event that still takes place or, has likely improved your enjoyment. If you see a special event that piques your interest but can’t make it, click on the event anyway, it might be coming back next year!

Events Added Daily

Make sure to check back frequently to see if any other great events have been added. Events are added daily by businesses from every sector and interest so if there is nothing that sparks your interest now, there very well could be soon!
 

**Public Notice**

Please be sure to contact event venues directly for details regarding scheduling changes. These events are all subject to change or be cancelled at the discretion and direction of the event organizers or business hosting the event. Please be sure to contact the event organizers or venue directly to confirm times and details. The Finger Lakes Tourism Alliance provides this information as posted by partner businesses and does not endorse or sponsor any listed event. 

 

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

FANTASTIC FINDINGS DONATION DROP OFF DAYS

ABOUT

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

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

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


DONATION DROP OFF DAYS

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

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

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

Drop-off location: 

Eisenhart Auditorium

657 East Avenue

Rochester, NY 14607

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

DONATIONS

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

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


ABOUT THE RMSC COUNCIL

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

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

 

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

NY Fiber Trail - 2023 Passport

Follow the Trail to Rabbit Row Yarns & Haberdashery

Experience the Vibrant NY Fiber Community

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

Visit Shops, Farms & Studios

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

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

Explore Communities

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

Piano Brunch Sundays
Piano Brunch

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

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

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

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

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

Radisson Corning Now Open for Lunch
Radisson Launches Lunch

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

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

Other current food and beverage events include: 

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


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

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

Events for August 2, 2023 x
RMSC Museum & Science Center: Fantastic Findings Donation Drop Off Days

FANTASTIC FINDINGS DONATION DROP OFF DAYS

ABOUT

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

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

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


DONATION DROP OFF DAYS

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

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

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

Drop-off location: 

Eisenhart Auditorium

657 East Avenue

Rochester, NY 14607

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

DONATIONS

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

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


ABOUT THE RMSC COUNCIL

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

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

 

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

NY Fiber Trail - 2023 Passport

Follow the Trail to Rabbit Row Yarns & Haberdashery

Experience the Vibrant NY Fiber Community

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

Visit Shops, Farms & Studios

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

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

Explore Communities

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

Piano Brunch Sundays
Piano Brunch

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

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

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

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

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

Radisson Corning Now Open for Lunch
Radisson Launches Lunch

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

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

Other current food and beverage events include: 

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Every Wednesday evening
  • Patio bar open from 5-8
  • Live music from 6-8
  • Sabores de Oaxaca doing food
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FREE Live Music Wednesday Nights at Ventosa 6-9pm, BOGO happy hour 5-6pm

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

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

Events for August 3, 2023 x
RMSC Museum & Science Center: Fantastic Findings Donation Drop Off Days

FANTASTIC FINDINGS DONATION DROP OFF DAYS

ABOUT

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

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

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


DONATION DROP OFF DAYS

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

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

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

Drop-off location: 

Eisenhart Auditorium

657 East Avenue

Rochester, NY 14607

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

DONATIONS

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

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


ABOUT THE RMSC COUNCIL

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

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

 

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

NY Fiber Trail - 2023 Passport

Follow the Trail to Rabbit Row Yarns & Haberdashery

Experience the Vibrant NY Fiber Community

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

Visit Shops, Farms & Studios

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

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

Explore Communities

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

Piano Brunch Sundays
Piano Brunch

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

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

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

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

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

Radisson Corning Now Open for Lunch
Radisson Launches Lunch

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

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

Other current food and beverage events include: 

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


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

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

Painted Trillium at the Von Engeln Preserve in Dryden NY
Von Engeln Preserve by Fall Creek

“Von Engeln Preserve by Fall Creek,” online anytime; and on Ithaca cable channel 13 at these times: beginning 9 p.m. Thursday, August 3, on Friday at 3 p.m., and 9 am Saturday. Watch it online anytime. The channel 13 schedule repeats next week.

In this encore episode of Walk in the Park from 2018, we join a Tompkins County Environmental Management Council public field trip to one the county’s special “Unique Natural Areas” and Nature Conservancy Preserve, the O.D. von Engeln Preserve at Malloryville. Naturalist and preserve steward Bob Beck takes us on a tour of the ecological richness created by an Ice Age legacy, visiting swamps, fens, bogs and the remarkable biodiversity created by glacial eskers and kettle ponds in this 309 acre nature preserve along Fall Creek between Freeville and McLean, NY. Find out more about the preserve.

Walk in the Park is a non-commercial, public access television series produced at PEGASYS Studio in Ithaca, NY by Owl Gorge Productions, a Finger Lake Tourism Alliance partner. See more past episodes.

Forge the Gorgeous 7-Mile Trail Run
Forge the Gorgeous 7-Mile Trail Run

Come run The Forge, a Gorgeous 7-Mile Trail Run race in Moravia this August.  For more information including time please visit the Fillmore Glen State Park website at https://parks.ny.gov/parks/fillmoreglen/details.aspx

spools of thread and darning socks
Mending Circle

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

Thursday evenings 6:30 - 8 PM

spools of thread and darning socks
Mending Circle

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

Thursday evenings 6:30 - 8 PM

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

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

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

Events for August 4, 2023 x
RMSC Museum & Science Center: Fantastic Findings Donation Drop Off Days

FANTASTIC FINDINGS DONATION DROP OFF DAYS

ABOUT

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

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

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


DONATION DROP OFF DAYS

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

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

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

Drop-off location: 

Eisenhart Auditorium

657 East Avenue

Rochester, NY 14607

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

DONATIONS

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

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


ABOUT THE RMSC COUNCIL

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

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

 

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

NY Fiber Trail - 2023 Passport

Follow the Trail to Rabbit Row Yarns & Haberdashery

Experience the Vibrant NY Fiber Community

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

Visit Shops, Farms & Studios

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

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

Explore Communities

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

Piano Brunch Sundays
Piano Brunch

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

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

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

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

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

Radisson Corning Now Open for Lunch
Radisson Launches Lunch

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

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

Other current food and beverage events include: 

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


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

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

Painted Trillium at the Von Engeln Preserve in Dryden NY
Von Engeln Preserve by Fall Creek

“Von Engeln Preserve by Fall Creek,” online anytime; and on Ithaca cable channel 13 at these times: beginning 9 p.m. Thursday, August 3, on Friday at 3 p.m., and 9 am Saturday. Watch it online anytime. The channel 13 schedule repeats next week.

In this encore episode of Walk in the Park from 2018, we join a Tompkins County Environmental Management Council public field trip to one the county’s special “Unique Natural Areas” and Nature Conservancy Preserve, the O.D. von Engeln Preserve at Malloryville. Naturalist and preserve steward Bob Beck takes us on a tour of the ecological richness created by an Ice Age legacy, visiting swamps, fens, bogs and the remarkable biodiversity created by glacial eskers and kettle ponds in this 309 acre nature preserve along Fall Creek between Freeville and McLean, NY. Find out more about the preserve.

Walk in the Park is a non-commercial, public access television series produced at PEGASYS Studio in Ithaca, NY by Owl Gorge Productions, a Finger Lake Tourism Alliance partner. See more past episodes.

Billsboro Winery First Friday
Billsboro Winery: Live Music with Cool Club 3 (FREE)

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

Kick back with a glass of wine and enjoy live music by Cool Club 3.

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

Events for August 5, 2023 x
RMSC Museum & Science Center: Fantastic Findings Donation Drop Off Days

FANTASTIC FINDINGS DONATION DROP OFF DAYS

ABOUT

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

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

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


DONATION DROP OFF DAYS

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

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

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

Drop-off location: 

Eisenhart Auditorium

657 East Avenue

Rochester, NY 14607

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

DONATIONS

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

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


ABOUT THE RMSC COUNCIL

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

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

 

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

NY Fiber Trail - 2023 Passport

Follow the Trail to Rabbit Row Yarns & Haberdashery

Experience the Vibrant NY Fiber Community

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

Visit Shops, Farms & Studios

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

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

Explore Communities

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

Piano Brunch Sundays
Piano Brunch

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

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

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

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

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

Radisson Corning Now Open for Lunch
Radisson Launches Lunch

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

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

Other current food and beverage events include: 

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


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

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

Painted Trillium at the Von Engeln Preserve in Dryden NY
Von Engeln Preserve by Fall Creek

“Von Engeln Preserve by Fall Creek,” online anytime; and on Ithaca cable channel 13 at these times: beginning 9 p.m. Thursday, August 3, on Friday at 3 p.m., and 9 am Saturday. Watch it online anytime. The channel 13 schedule repeats next week.

In this encore episode of Walk in the Park from 2018, we join a Tompkins County Environmental Management Council public field trip to one the county’s special “Unique Natural Areas” and Nature Conservancy Preserve, the O.D. von Engeln Preserve at Malloryville. Naturalist and preserve steward Bob Beck takes us on a tour of the ecological richness created by an Ice Age legacy, visiting swamps, fens, bogs and the remarkable biodiversity created by glacial eskers and kettle ponds in this 309 acre nature preserve along Fall Creek between Freeville and McLean, NY. Find out more about the preserve.

Walk in the Park is a non-commercial, public access television series produced at PEGASYS Studio in Ithaca, NY by Owl Gorge Productions, a Finger Lake Tourism Alliance partner. See more past episodes.

Hanna PK is a solid pianist, soulful vocalist, and vibrant performer, born and raised in South Korea, currently residing in Rochester, NY.
Live Music at Hunt Country Vineyards by Hanna PK

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

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

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

Dora Donovan
Dora Donovan Opening Reception

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

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

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

Fun, Music, and Wine!
38th Anniversary Party at Hosmer Winery

Another year older, another reason to celebrate! Hosmer Winery was founded in 1985 on the principle that great wine begins in the vineyard. 38 years later, our team has continued our founding legacy by creating delicious award-winning wines from our estate-grown vineyard.

Our customers are a huge part of who we are today, so this party is also for you! Join us Saturday, August 5th from 1-5 pm for our 38th Anniversary Party! We’ll have live music from Unreal Revival Band and food from Blowin’ Smoke BBQ. We’ll have special wine discounts, cocktails, regional beer, tastings, slushies, and more!

This event is free admission and everyone is welcome! Pets are welcome with leashes as long as they are friendly with others. We also recommend bringing lawn chairs and blankets as our outdoor seating is limited. Wear your Hosmer Winery merch to ring in our 38th Anniversary with us!

Historic Ithaca Walk & Talk

 

 

 

 

August Schedule at a Glance

Brookton Cemetery

Saturday, August 5th at 9am

 

Pleasant Grove Cemetery

Saturday, August 12th at 10am

 

Brookton's Market

Saturday, August 19th at 9am

 

Caroline Center Church

Saturday, August 26th at 10am

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Brookton Cemetery

Saturday, August 5th at 9am

205 Lounsberry Rd, Brooktondale, NY

NOTE: The cemetery is near the intersection of Lounsbery Road and Landon Road and the entrance is indicated with number 205 on a green sign.  Please park on the uphill side of Lounsbery Road. 

Join Beth Harrington and Sarah Michelle and learn about some of Brooktondale’s famous residents as we tour the historic Brookton Cemetery. After the talk participants will be able to visit the local Brooktondale Farmer's Market at the Brooktondale Community Center (524 Valley Rd with on-site parking.)

 

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Pleasant Grove Cemetery

Saturday, August 12th at 10am

184 Pleasant Grove Rd, Ithaca, NY

 

Explore more than two hundred years of Tompkins County History on a guided walk through the Pleasant Grove Cemetery in the Village of Cayuga Heights. Once known as "a little country graveyard," the cemetery formally established during the Civil War, preserves the histories of the county's early farm families and charts the area's transition to a university suburb influenced by the founding and expansion of Cornell University. Join local historian Patricia Longoria to "read" gravestones for the stories they tell of the people whose lives are commemorated in stone.

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Brookton's Market

Saturday, August 19th at 9am

491 Brooktondale Rd., Brooktondale, NY

Join Beth Harrington and Sarah Michelle and learn about the history of this original general store in the hamlet of Brooktondale. The winner of a Preservation Award from Historic Ithaca, the building continues to operate today as a locally-owned small business for over 100 years, currently serving as a grocery/deli and tavern that prioritizes locally sourced goods. Participants can park in the parking lot beside the store, grab breakfast, and meet under the tent on the front patio. After the talk participants will be able to visit the local Brooktondale Farmer's Market at the Brooktondale Community Center (524 Valley Rd with on-site parking.)

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Caroline Center Church

Saturday, August 26th at 10am

719 Buffalo Rd., Brooktondale, NY

Join us for a visit to this beautiful historic church tucked into the small crossroads of Caroline Center near Brooktondale. The original church was built in 1825. The new church was built in 1866 after the original structure burned down. After being closed for many years, the church reopened in 1988. Parking is available at the church site.

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Follow the Trail to Rabbit Row Yarns & Haberdashery Experience the Vibrant NY Fiber Community
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Visit us every Wednesday evening during summer for the fun and exuberant sounds of The Bollicine Brothers.
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Live Music Series every Wednesday Music from 6-9 pm. BOGO Happy Hour from 5 to 6 pm. Cafe Toscana open until 8 pm.
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“Von Engeln Preserve by Fall Creek,” online anytime; and on Ithaca cable channel 13 at these times: beginning 9 p.m. Thursday, August 3, on Friday at 3 p.m., and 9 am Saturday.
PEGASYS Studio (not open to public), 612 W. Green Street
Online anytime, and on Ithaca cable channel 13 at 9 PM each Thursday, 3 PM Fridays, and 9 AM Saturdays
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Come run The Forge, a Gorgeous 7-Mile Trail Run race in Moravia this August.  For more information including time please visit the Fillmore Glen State Park website at 
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Bring your worn items and your creativity to delve into visible mending techniques and revive your wardrobe. Thursday evenings 6:30 - 8 PM
38 W Market St
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(607)-654-7383
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Aug 2023
Bring your worn items and your creativity to delve into visible mending techniques and revive your wardrobe. Thursday evenings 6:30 - 8 PM
38 W Market St
6:30 pm
(607)-654-7383