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CAYUGA COUNTY OFFICE OF TOURISM    131 GENESEE STREET      AUBURN, NY 13021         315-255-1658

 

 

 

The Cayuga County Office of Tourism is open from 9:00am – 5:00pm Monday through Friday.  July & August – Open on Saturdays 10:00am – 2:00pm

May 19th  – September 2ndProof Positive:  Wine, Beer and Spirits of the Finger Lakes – Cayuga Museum of History and Art, 203 Genesee St., Auburn.  There is a unique relationship between alcoholic beverages and the Finger Lakes. Social, geographical and even political factors have created an environment where wine, beer and spirits have become an important part of our communities, and we have embraced these industries as an important part of life in the Finger Lakes. Proof Positive is a celebration of the history, culture and economics of the wine industry, microbrew movement and distilleries in our region. We welcome you to explore various viewpoints of history, agriculture, politics and economics as you learn more about how wine, beer and spirits have impacted the Finger Lakes Region.Also on exhibit, the Ted Case Research Lab, inventor of sound on film, and Both Sides of the Wall:  Auburn and its Prison.  Open Tues-Sun Noon-5pm.  Suggested donation $3.  www.cayuganet.org/cayugamuseum  315-253-8051

June 1st – August 19thSummer Exhibitions – Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn.  Sponsored by the Nelson B. Delavan Foundation. Super Saturated: Pigment & Pattern is an exhibition of 29 works by 10 contemporary artists that use paint, collage, and mixed media to create vibrant works that emphasize color and pattern. Fold & Unfold: The Cloth and Quilts of Elin Noble will include approximately 20 works by Massachusetts-based fiber artist Elin Noble. Author of the book, Dyes and Paints, Noble is known for her quilts that incorporate hand-dyed cloth. Recent work by Skaneateles artist Thérèse Verley Strodel will be on view in Gallery Julius. Strodel creates paintings that emphasize color, pattern, and texture.  Admission: $6, members, 12 & under:  Free.  www.schweinfurthartcenter.org  315-255-1553

June 16th – July 29thLake Ontario Counties’ Summer Fishing Derby – Lake Ontario.  Get in on the action and your share of $106,850 in CASH Prizes in the 2012 LOC Events!  Divisions – Salmon, Lake Trout, Rainbow/Steelhead, Brown Trout.  Register now!  www.loc.org              888-733-5246

June 18th – Sept. 5th – Auburn Doubledays Baseball – Falcon Park, 130 N. Division St., Auburn.  Class A professional baseball, farm team for Washington Nationals.   Visit web site or call box office for ticket prices and game times.  www.auburndoubledays.com  315-255-2489

June 27th – July 18th – 9 to 5:  The Musical – Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, 8977 E. Lake Rd., Auburn.  Upstate NY’s most popular professional theater performing six large scale musicals each season.  The regional premiere of this musical, based on the hit movie, features a score by Dolly Parton, including the hit title song. We meet three determined, resourceful, and intelligent women who turn the tables on a tyrannical boss that audiences will love to hate. This musical is non-stop entertainment.  Visit the web site or call for show times and ticket prices.  www.fingerlakesmtf.com  800-457-8897

July 5th – 28th – My Mother’s Lesbian Jewish Wiccan Wedding – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  Produced by upstate NY’s most popular professional theater – Merry-Go-Round Playhouse.  What happens when your divorced Mom falls in love and decides to get remarried, but not in the conventional way? A hilarious and heartfelt true story that celebrates love in all its forms! The hit of the 2009 Toronto Fringe and the 2010 New York Musical Theater Festival, My Mother’s Lesbian Jewish Wiccan Wedding will make you laugh, cry and realize that nothing’s impossible and that we can all get along if we just keep our sense of humor.  .   Visit web site or call box office for ticket prices and show times.  www.fingerlakesmtf.com             800-457-8897

July 18th – “The Emperor’s New Clothes” – Clifford Field, 81 Mary St., Auburn.  The Emperor’s New Clothes will be performed by the Merry-Go-Round Youth Theatre at Clifford Field.  A fashion-obsessed Emperor, who is blinded by his search for the perfect wardrobe, hires two swindlers to sew his royal vestments. Hardly up to the task of creating these extravagant garments, the trickster “tailors” manage to convince the Emperor that their clothing can only be seen by the wisest people in the kingdom. Can one man’s honesty help the Emperor to see the error of his vanity before he strolls through Pantaloon wearing nothing at all?  11am, free.  http://merry-go-round.com/youth-theatre/summer-tour/  315-255-1305

July 18th  - Port Bryon MRC Farmers Market – Schasel Park, Route 31, Port Byron.  Local farmers, chicken BBQ every week! Special childrens events! Featured fruit and veggie nights! Entertainment, antique tractors & vintage cars! Playground and covered pavilion for dining. Every Wednesday, 4-7pm.  www.localharvest.org/pbmrc-farmers-market-M16939                  315-776-9543

July 19th   - Farmers Co-op Market – Municipal Parking Lot, South St. & Lincoln St., Auburn.  Located in the parking lot across from Auburn City hall, on South St. and Lincoln St. We accept SNAP EBT and some of our farmers accept WIC and Senior Farmers Market coupons.  7:30am – 2pm, every Tues., Thurs., & Sat.   www.localharvest.org/farmers-co-op-market-of-cayuga-county-M2760  315-678-1622

July 19th   – Moravia Farmers Market – Kinney’s Parking Lot, 130 Main St., Moravia.  A medium sized farmers market with organic and non organic vendors that sell produce, meats, wine and baked goods. Flowers available from the local school kids and lots of fun and community involvement. Always a good place to buy the freshest foods available and visit with old neighbors and meet new ones.  Thursdays, 10-5pm.  www.localharvest.org  315-497-8375

July 20th  - Farmers Market – Strawberry Fields Farm Market, Route 20, Skaneateles.  Every Friday until October, Farmers Market at Strawberry Fields Farm Market, Rt 20 just west of County Line Rd. every Friday until October! Many local farmers!  Fresh chicken, eggs, black angus, perennials, lavender, honey and much more.  3:30 – 6:00pm  www.strawberryfieldsupick.com  315-751-5657.

July 20th – Garden Concert Series – King Ferry Winery, 658 Lake Rd., King Ferry.  Join us for FREE live music, wine by the glass orbottle, and a wonderful start to your summer weekend. Tonight, music is provided by Greg Meixner and food is onsite by The Wheelhouse Restaurant.   5-7pm, free.   www.treleavenwines.com/Events  800-439-5271 

July 14th – 22nd – Cayuga County Museum Week – History in your Backyard.                             1-5pm daily – Little Red Schoolhouse Museum, 1294 State Route 104A, Sterling.                  7/14, 7/15, 7/21, 7/22 1-4 pm, 7/17 – 7/20 – 6:30 – 8:00 pm – Frontenac Historical Society and Museum, 178 Cayuga St., Union Springs.                                                                               7/16, 7/18, 7/20 10 am – 4 pm, 7/17, 7/19, 7/21 9:30-noon 7/22 1-4 pm – Rural Life Museum, 920 Rt. 34B, King Ferry.                                                                                                            7/19 – 10:00 am – 1:00 pm, 7/20 – 6:00 – 8:00 pm – Lock 52 Historical Society of Port Byron, 73 Pine St., Port Byron.                                                                                                             7/21 – 2:00 pm = Old Victory Village Museum, Rt. 38, across from firehouse, Red Creek

July 18th – Downtown Auburn BID Summer Concert Series 2012 –  Market Street Park, Market Street, Auburn.  All concerts held rain or shine in Market Street Park, Downtown Auburn. Bring your family and chairs to enjoy the FREE shows, held each Wednesday night at 6PM July – August. Performing tonight – Shonuff Funk Rock Triowww.auburndowntown.org/  315-252-7874

July 18th – Summer Exhibition – Gallery Talk – Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn.  Elin Noble will speak about her work in Fold & Unfold: The Cloth and Quilts of Elin Noble. Included with admission; Free for QBL participants with nametags.  Admission:  $6; Members, 12 & under: Free, 7pm.  www.schweinfurthartcenter.org  315-255-1553

July 18th“The Emperor’s New Clothes” -Clifford Field, 81 Mary St., Auburn.  The Emperor’s New Clothes will be performed by the Merry-Go-Round Youth Theatre at Clifford Field.  A fashion-obsessed Emperor, who is blinded by his search for the perfect wardrobe, hires two swindlers to sew his royal vestments. Hardly up to the task of creating these extravagant garments, the trickster “tailors” manage to convince the Emperor that their clothing can only be seen by the wisest people in the kingdom. Can one man’s honesty help the Emperor to see the error of his vanity before he strolls through Pantaloon wearing nothing at all?  11am, free. http://merry-go-round.com/youth-theatre/summer-tour/  315-255-1305

July 19th – Band: JD & Rollin’ South – Market Street Park, Market Street, Auburn.  JD Rollin’ & South will perform at Market Street Park at 6:30 p.m., free.  www.auburnny.gov  315-255-4737

July 19th – 17th Annual Taste for Community Action – Auburn Holiday Inn, 75 North St., Auburn.  Hosted by Cayuga/Seneca Community Action Agency, Inc. The event will feature food, wine and beer from premier restaurants, wineries and breweries in the Finger Lakes region, a silent auction and door prizes. Advance tickets can be purchased at Cayuga/Seneca Community Action Agency, Oak & Vine at the Springside, Auburn Discount Liquor, and the Auburn   5-7:30pm. $30/advance tickets $35/at the door.  Holiday Inn.  www.cscaa.com/Taste.html  315-255-1703

 

July 19th – 21st  - “The Pitch” – Theater Mack at the Cayuga Museum, 203 Genesee St., AuburnThe Age of Innocence – Based upon the novel by Edith Wharton – Music by: Ted Kociolek – Book and Lyrics by: Walter Holland and Ted Kociolek  The Age of Innocence tells the story of Newland Archer, a young attorney engaged to the loving but conventional May Welland. When he encounters her European cousin, the beautiful and mysterious Countess Olenska, his life is forever transformed. Torn between duty and desire, Newland confronts implacable social forces and his own contradictory nature in his quest for a true, authentic life.

That Time We Found a Sasquatch in the Woods – Book by: Nichole Jackson – Music by: Scotty Arnold, Lyrics by: Brandon Michael Lowden  When their homes and their forest are threatened by an oil company, teenage Remy and her elderly nemesis, Mrs. P, must set aside their differences and convince Glenn, a real live sasquatch, that in order to stop the destruction and save the town, he must reveal himself to the world.  7/19 7:30pm, 7/20 8pm, 7/21 5 & 8pm, tickets $20.  www.fingerlakesmtf.com  800-457-8897

July 20th -  Garden Concert Series – King Ferry Winery, 658 Lake Rd., King Ferry.  Join us for FREE live music in the garden with our friends, Joe and Karen Lonsky. Joe and Karen are the founders of “Destination” – a soul/funk/R&B band that has developed a huge following in CNY. Tonight, Joe and Karen perform for you as a duo – different songs, different sound, same great musicianship! Food onsite from The Wheelhouse Restaurant.   5-7pm., free.  www.treleavenwines.com/Events  800-439-5271 

July 21st  - “The Emperor’s New Clothes” – Hoopes Park, E. Genesee St., Auburn.  The Emperor’s New Clothes will be performed by the Merry-Go-Round Youth Theatre at Hoopes Park.  A fashion-obsessed Emperor, who is blinded by his search for the perfect wardrobe, hires two swindlers to sew his royal vestments. Hardly up to the task of creating these extravagant garments, the trickster “tailors” manage to convince the Emperor that their clothing can only be seen by the wisest people in the kingdom. Can one man’s honesty help the Emperor to see the error of his vanity before he strolls through Pantaloon wearing nothing at all?  11am, free.  http://merry-go-round.com/youth-theatre/summer-tour/  315-255-1305

July 21st   - King Ferry Farmers Market – King Ferry Winery, 658 Lake Rd., King Ferry.  Farmstead Cheese, Organic Flour, Organic Vegetables, Plants and Flowers, Fiber Art, Pottery & Jewelry, Clothing & Accessories, Baked Goods & Desserts, Jams & Jellies, Wool and Spinning Demonstrations, Seasonal Apple Cider Pressing, Pizza by the Slice, Hot Coffee, Dinosaur Dry Goods Pop Up Store. This year, the Market will be held on the first and third Saturdays of each month from June through October, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the King Ferry Winery.  315-364-5100

July 21st – 4th Annual Vietnam, Veterams Memorial Highway of Valor Tribute Ride – Memorial City Hall, 24 South St., Auburn.  The 98-mile ride will begin at 10 AM at Owego Free Academy, Sheldon Guile Boulevard, Owego, NY and passes through the City of Auburn at approximately 2 PM. Mayor Quill invites the community to show their support by joining him on the front steps of Memorial City Hall or along portions of Rt. 38 throughout Auburn to salute the motorcade.  315-255-4104

July 21st & 22nd – All Things Corn – Dill’s Run Winery, 3862 Route 90, Union Springs.  Corn wine, corn whiskey, corny entertainment and much more.  1-5pm.  www.dillsrun.com  315-277-6102

July 21st & 22nd – Sterling Reniassance Festival – Romance Rendezvous Weekend – Sterling Renaissance Festival, 15385 Farden Rd., Sterling.   Singles are encouraged to find a match to their Romance Rune Stone for a free round of adult beverages. Already have a love? Treat your paramour to a Lovers’ Picnic or attend our Renewal of Vows Ceremony at the Chapel.  Call or visit web site for ticket prices 10am-7pm.   www.sterlingfestival.com, 800-879-4446

July 22nd – A Brilliant Idea For a While: The American Invention and Short-Lived Use of Zinc Markers – Frontenac Historical Society and Museum, 178 Cayuga St., Union Springs. Decorative Arts historian Don Hall will present a lively and fun look at this lost art. Weather permitting, a walking tour of Chestnut Hill Cemetery to investigate the interesting markers of past local citizens. Don is an engaging and fascinating speaker. You won’t want to miss this fun and free event.  2pm.  315-889-5875

July 23rd – “The Emperor’s New Clothes” – Owasco Park Playground, Owasco St., Auburn.  The Emperor’s New Clothes will be performed by the Merry-Go-Round Youth Theatre.  A fashion-obsessed Emperor, who is blinded by his search for the perfect wardrobe, hires two swindlers to sew his royal vestments. Hardly up to the task of creating these extravagant garments, the trickster “tailors” manage to convince the Emperor that their clothing can only be seen by the wisest people in the kingdom. Can one man’s honesty help the Emperor to see the error of his vanity before he strolls through Pantaloon wearing nothing at all?  10am, free.    http://merry-go-round.com/youth-theatre/summer-tour/  315-255-1305

July 23rd  & 30th  – Open Mic Night – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.   Open Mic Night features music and spoken word from local and regional talent in a relaxed cafe setting. Listen to live original and cover music, spoken word, stand-up comedy and poetry and enjoy light refreshments including wine and beer for those with proper ID.  Admission $2, 7:30-10:30pm.  www.auburnpublictheater.org  315-253-6669

July 24th – Professor Kutzo – Sts. Peter and John Episcopal Church, 169 Genesee St., Auburn.  Performance by Professor Klutzo.  11am, free.  www.seymourpubliclibrary.org

July 24th – Music & A Movie – Hoopes Park, E. Genesee St., Auburn .  Johnny Rage will perform at 6:30 p.m.  Movie: Hop – at 8:30 PM  Rated PG  Information for parents: Common Sense Media says OK for kids 5+  The battle for EAster is on! In HOP, Despicalbe Me’s Russell Brand voices E.B., the teenage son of the Easter Bunny. On the eve of taking over the family business, E.B. leaves for Hollywood in pursuit of his dreams of becoming a drummer. Once there, he encounters Fred (James Marsden), an unemployed slacker with his own lofty goals.   6:30 pm Concert, 8:30 pm MovieFeigning injury, E.B. persuades Fred to take him in, and Fred finds himself living with the world’s worst houseguest. Back on Easter Island, a power-hungry chick who has lived in the shadows for far too long has been plotting a coup to take over one of the biggest jobs in the world. Now that E.B’s gone, he’s got his chance. As E.B. discovers who he really wants to be and who he’s meant to become, everything will lead him and Fred to an epic showdown to try and save Easter.  www.auburnny.gov  315-255-4737

July 25th – Downtown Auburn BID Summer Concert Series – Market Street Park, Market Street, Auburn.  All concerts held rain or shine in Market Street Park, Downtown Auburn. Bring your family and chairs to enjoy the FREE shows, held each Wednesday night at 6PM July – August.. Performing tonight – Kenya Hora Klezmer Band & Kambuyu Marimba Ensemble.  Rain location for this performance is the Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn. – www.auburndowntown.org/  315-252-7874

July 25th“The Emperor’s New Clothes” – Casey Park, 150 N. Division St., Auburn.  The Emperor’s New Clothes will be performed by the Merry-Go-Round Youth Theatre at Casey Park.  A fashion-obsessed Emperor, who is blinded by his search for the perfect wardrobe, hires two swindlers to sew his royal vestments. Hardly up to the task of creating these extravagant garments, the trickster “tailors” manage to convince the Emperor that their clothing can only be seen by the wisest people in the kingdom. Can one man’s honesty help the Emperor to see the error of his vanity before he strolls through Pantaloon wearing nothing at all?  9am, free.  http://merry-go-round.com/youth-theatre/summer-tour/  315-255-1305

July 25th – August 15th – My Fair Lady – Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, 8977 E. Lake Rd., Auburn.  A musical theatre masterpiece, this sweeping musical adaptation tells the story of an unforgettable cockney girl, Eliza Doolittle, and her transformation from poor flower girl to elegant lady, overseen by the cantankerous Professor Henry Higgins. This score features some of the most beloved songs of all time including, ‘Wouldn’t It Be Loverly?’, ‘Get Me to the Church on Time’, and ‘I Could Have Danced All Night.’   Visit web site or call box office for ticket prices and show times.  www.fingerlakesmtf.com  800-457-8897

July 26th – Art Show and a Booksigning – Man in the Moon Bake Shoppe, 982 Route 34B, King Ferry.  An art show and a booksigning by nationally-known sculptor/illustrator Nancy Wiley featuring her new children’s book “Little Red Riding Hood”.  2-4pm, www.maninthemooncheesecake.com  607-227-6863

July 26th – Band: Second Wind – Market Street Park, Market St., Auburn.  Second Wind will perform at Market Street Park at 6:30 pm, free.  www.auburnny.gov  315-255-4737

July 26th – 28th      – “The Pitch” – Theater Mack at the Cayuga Museum, 203 Genesee St., AuburnBillionaire Vegans – Book and Lyrics by: Linda Britt  Music by: Colin Britt  From the newsroom of Seattle TV station KELP comes the startling news that an organization called Vegans, United, headed by a billionaire Eton Veele, has purchased the entire chain of Burgers and More restaurants. With hidden cameras and topnotch reporting, the entire KELP news team airs an exclusive story that uncovers the Vegans’ dangerous (and delicious) plot.

SLaM: The Hockey Rock Opera – Book and Lyrics by: Lauren Walker – Music by: Lauren Walker and Nancy Taube  Based on a true story, SLAM is the story of a down-on-his-luck hockey player and the girl who gives up everything to be with him. Follow them on their journey of self discovery and love as they realize that making dreams come true takes many forms. A love story on ice!  .    Admission $20, 7/26, 7:30pm, 7/27, 8pm, 7/28, 5 & 8pm.  www.fingerlakesmtf.com  800-457-8897

July 27th – Garden Series Concert – King Ferry Winery, 658 Lake Rd., King Ferry.  Tonight’s band is Jazzitudes, and food onsite will be provided by The Wheelhouse Restaurant. Join us for a fun, relaxing evening.  5-7pm., free.  www.treleavenwines.com/Events  800-439-5271

 

 

 

 

July 27th & 28th – “Goodbye First Love” – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  Mia Hansen-Love returns with GOODBYE FIRST LOVE, an acutely perceptive portrait of a bright young woman in the wake of her first romance. Fifteen-year-old Camille (Lola Creton) is a serious girl who has fallen in love with the cheerful Sullivan (Sebastian Urzendowsky), an older boy who returns her feelings, mostly, but wants to be free to explore the world. When he leaves her to travel, she is devastated, but develops over the following years, into a more fully formed woman, with new interests and a new love – and the possibility that she’ll be less defenseless when Sullivan enters her life again. Hansen-Love’s follow up to the award-winning THE FATHER OF MY CHILDREN is filled with scenes that showcase her extraordinary ability to evoke moods and feelings. The story of a young woman’s first romance is made into a singular experience, familiar in its broad strokes and yet so specific that it feels uniquely personal.  Tickets $5/online, $6/at the door, 7/27, 1:00 & 8:00 pm, 7/28, 8:00 pm.  www.auburnpublictheater.org  315-253-6669

July 28th & 29th – Sterling Renaissance Festival – Knights and Heroes Weekend – Sterling Renaissance Festival, 15385 Farden Rd., Sterling.     Yaar!! Those pirates are invading the Shire with swashbuckling adventure, comedy and song. Join our Pirate Costume Competition for kids and adults; and see pirate swordplay shows and antics throughout the day.  10am-7pm, visit web site or call for ticket prices.   www.sterlingfestival.com  800-879-4446

July 28th & 29th – Fifty-Mile Long Garage Sale – Route 90 from Montezuma to Homer.  Hundreds of vendors selling antiques, collectibles and much more.  Food vendors on the way as well.  Rain or shine.  Shop in any direction.  9am till dusk.  www.tourcayuga.com  800-499-9615

July 29th – Hogs & Dogs 2012 – Deauville Island – Emerson Park, 6914 E. Lake Rd., Auburn.  All proceeds benefit SPCA’s Spray & Neuter fund. Registration 10am-noon @ SPCA. Ride leaves SPCA at noon with leg stretcher/refreshment grabber at Lake Cumo Inn. Party at Deauville Island at 2pm, music, BBQ, good friends anmd group photo. Live music by “Last Train Out”. $20 includes BBQ, music, 50/50 raffle & thank you gift.  $20/admission, 2-5pm.  315-253-5841

  July 31st – Storytime on the Lawn – Seymour Library, 176-178 Genesee St., Auburn.  Storytime on the lawn with pirate Captain Jack.  11am, free.  www.seymourlibrary.org  315-252-3571

July 31st  - Music & A Movie – Hoopes Park, 100 S. Herman Ave., Auburn.  Mark Doyle & The Maniacs will perform at 6:30 p.m.  Movie: Puss In Boots at 8:30 PM  Rated PG  Long before meeting Shrek, Puss in Boots (Antonio Banderas)- just named a hero for saving a woman from a charging bull – is run out of town on suspicion of bank robbery, even though the real villain is Puss’ friend, Humpty Dumpty (Zach Galifianakis). Though there is still animosity between them, Puss and Humpty reunite to steal a goose that lays golden eggs. Joining them for the adventure of nine lifetimes is notorious cat burglar, Kitty Softpaws (Salma Hayek).  Free.  www.auburnny.gov  315-255-4737

                                                         

 

 

OPEN FOR THE SEASON

Elderberry Pond Restaurant – lunch & dinner Wed-Sun.

Tom Thumb Restaurant

Reese’s Dairy Bar

Pumpkin Hill Bistro – lunch & dinner – Mon-Sat, closed Sundays

The Cascade Grill on Owasco Lake opening 5/25

Dorie’s, 238 Main St., Aurora – open Wed-Sun 11am-8pm

 

 

 

      

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Posted: Wednesday, July 18th, 2012 @ 2:23 pm by Curt
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