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allegria_syracuse_cirque_soleilCirque Du Soleil Alegria Syracuse New York

From a group of 20 street performers at its beginnings in 1984, Cirque du Soleil is now a major Quebec-based organization providing high-quality artistic entertainment. The company has more than 4,000 employees from over 40 different countries, including 1,000 artists.

Cirque du Soleil has brought wonder and delight to almost 90 million spectators in over 200 cities on five continents. In 2009, Cirque du Soleil will present 19 shows simultaneously throughout the world. The company has received such prestigious awards as the Emmy, Drama Desk, Bambi, ACE, Gémeaux, Félix, and Rose d’Or de Montreux.

Alegría is a mood, a state of mind. The themes of the show, whose name means “jubilation” in Spanish, are many. Power and the handing down of power over time, the evolution from ancient monarchies to modern democracies, old age, youth—it is against this backdrop that the characters of Alegría play out their lives. Kings’ fools, minstrels, beggars, old aristocrats and children make up its universe, along with the clowns, who alone are able to resist the passing of time and the social transformations that accompany it.
Date(s):
09/09/2009, 09/10/2009, 09/11/2009, 09/12/2009, 09/13/2009

Location:
War Memorial at Oncenter
800 S. State St.
Syracuse, NY 13202

Time:
7:30 pm

Cost:
$95, $70, $55, $40

Event Type:
Everyone

Telephone:
315-435-8000

 

Posted: Thursday, September 3rd, 2009 @ 8:11 am by Curt
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Thursday, September 17th, 2009 at 6:30 PM – “Kick Off” Event for Creekside Book Club  “Creekside and Friends of the Central Library (FOCL) have joined forces for a spectacular season!
In conjunction with The Rosamond Gifford Lecture Series, we are introducing a “NEW” Book Club featuring the lecture series. Join us as we read the featured authors books together, discuss them at our book club meetings at Creekside and then organize an evening in Syracuse to attend the coinciding lecture at the John H. Mulroy Civic Center. Creekside Books & Coffee is a proud media sponsor and book vendor for the series

Complimentary wine and cheese will be served at the “Kick Off” scheduled for Thursday, September 17th. The Book Club is free to the public. Registration is required. Call Creekside Books at 685-0379.

Posted: Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009 @ 6:04 pm by Curt
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24th Annual Central NY Tomatofest

September 12-13, 2009 

Emerson Park on Owasco Lake
Rt 38A
Auburn, NY

All day both days

Since its inception in 1986, TomatoFest has raised over $275,000 and collected thousands of canned goods to aid in feeding the hungry through donations to several food related agencies.
The first “festival”, only a few hours long on a Sunday afternoon, was created to bring the community together and provide a public venue for not-for-profit organizations. A few hundred people turned out, and when all was said and done a small profit was realized. From there the festival has grown to a two-day event, with over 13,000 in attendance over the weekend. People from all over Central New York come to enjoy the great food, music, crafts, and entertainment for the whole family.
The name TomatoFest was selected because the festival is held at the end of the tomato season, and the thought of canning or “putting up” the harvest reflected the support of local food agencies.
A volunteer Board of Directors provides their services throughout the year, striving to make each festival a memorable event for everyone who attends. This year’s festival will be bigger and better than ever. The weekend event has expanded this year to include a dance on Friday night. The cooking contest is back again with great prizes, and a third stage has been added for music and entertainment throughout the weekend.

Check the website for food vendors and entertainment.

http://www.cnytomatofest.org/about.php

Posted: Thursday, August 27th, 2009 @ 5:54 pm by Lynn
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Golden Harvest Festival
Sept. 6 & 7
Beaver Lake Nature Center
8477 E Mud Lake Rd
Baldwinsville, NY 13027

10:00am – 6:00pm
$5 for adults; $1 for children 6-17; under 5 free

Celebrate one of the most glorious seasons in Central New York. Highlights of the event include an arts & crafts show featuring over 100 specially selected craftspeople, nationally known, blues, folk & jazz musicians, puppet & magic shows, storytelling, and a petting zoo. Local groups sell seasonal foods like fresh pie and homemade cider, along with barbecued chicken, ribs, corn on the cob and more. Parking is free.

For more infomation:

315-638-2519

Website:
http://onondagacountyparks.com/beaver/

 

Posted: Thursday, August 27th, 2009 @ 5:31 pm by Lynn
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New International Gourmet Cheese Shop Opens in Skaneateles, NY 13152 

New International Gourmet Cheese Shop Opens in Skaneateles, NY 13152

The blue Danube Gourmet To Go cheese shop will open its doors to the public on Thursday, September 3rd at 5 PM.  There will be an opening reception from 5 PM until 9 PM during which time a collection of cheeses will be sampled, as well, prepared salads, baked goods, hors d’oeuvres and additional recipes that feature the fine products for the shop.  The owners, as well as trained staff, will be on hand to assist with questions concerning cheeses, pairings and recipes. There is no charge for attendance and sales are not expected although we will be able to accommodate sales, should if you find something you would like. We really just want to meet our customers!

LOCATION: The shop is located at 33 Jordan Street in Skaneateles New York across the street from Joe’s Pasta Garage. Parking is available directly across the street in the main village municipal lot, as well as many other very close locations.

HOURS: Regular hours of operations will be 10 AM to 7 PM, Monday through Sunday. Hours will be extended to 7 AM to 7 PM after a few weeks of being open and a press release will be sent confirming those new hours.

PRODUCTS: Products include fresh artisan cheeses from all over the world, prepared foods, sandwiches, salads, chutneys, tapenades, fresh baked breads, crisps, crackers, coffees (bagged whole bean, ground, as well as freshly brewed), espresso, latte’s, hand woven African Bolga baskets, sodas and waters. Great thought has gone into the product line, which also features organic and other locally produced items from merchants and farmers throughout CNY. blue Danube is an environmentally aware, eco-friendly establishment, using recycled post-consumer paper products and goods as available. Care has been taken in the selection of the local and international vendors to further ensure and encourage eco-friendly and Fair Trade practices.

OWNERS: The owners bring a multi cultural interest to the shop. Erica Derrick has spent much of her adult life enjoying great exposure to diverse and multi-cultural communities in major metropolitan centers such as St. Louis, New York and Anguilla, BWI. Lorand Ernyey, born in Hungary, has traveled extensively, settling here in Skaneateles in the early 70′s. His knowledge of international foods includes those of Eastern and Western Europe, the Caribbean and Asia. Together, they are pleased to offer foods and products that represent some of the cultures and countries they have greatly enjoyed and truly hope their customers will too!
FROM: Erica Derrick and Lorand Ernyey, Owners

CONTACT: Erica Derrick at (917)-270-8014 or erica@bluedanubegourmet.com

WEBSITE: www.bluedanubegourmet.com

 

Posted: Thursday, August 27th, 2009 @ 2:43 pm by Curt
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