First Friday Events
||Participating Historical & Cultural Sites & Businesses
Auburn, NY 13021
||5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Cayuga Museum, 203 Genesee St. - Exhibits will be open, refreshments served. Faces of Cayuga County: 1880-1920 opens.
Finger Lakes ARTIST CO-OP, 101 Genesee St.- Finger Lakes Art Cooperative will celebrate First Friday with accordion music by Louis Nocilly and a book signing of children’s book “The Delighted Ducks of Hoopes Park” by author and illustrator Susan Amiral Waby. Come with your gift list and give the best gifts this holiday season! Meet & greet the artists, enjoy refreshements in our creative community.
Congressman Maffei’s office, 30 Dill St. - Quilts and more featuring the “Scrap Happy Friends” Beth Bowman, Bonnie Crosby, Sue Lund, Pat Messina & Barbara Mulvey.
Schweinfurth Art Center, 205 Genesee St. - Visitors can view the exhibit Quilts = Art = Quilts, plus quilting demonstrations, and a Director’s tour with Donna Lamb. Refreshments served.
Seward House Museum, 33 South St. – Reception for local artist Candy Lucas exhibiting her innovative collage & photo montage series, plus live music by Honky Tonk Hindooz. Refreshments & tours.
Seymour Library, 176 Genesee St. – Thanksgiving crafts – Families are invited to do a craft project in the Children’s Room. All library services available until 8PM.
More info at http://events.tourcayuga.com
October 23, 2013
“Beauty can only be seen by your heart….. Not your eyes.” ~ David Garibaldi
This is a co-production between Auburn Public Theater and Cayuga Community College
Artists transform an empty canvas into a work of art through their skill, experience, inspiration and senses. David Garibaldi’s life and transition into a world-renowned performance painter is no different.
The culture and color of graffiti art served as an early inspiration for Garibaldi. Born in Los Angles, he later moved as a youth to South Sacramento. It was here that he learned to enjoy the use of his hands and body through art on “larger and somewhat illegal canvases” by painting graffiti as an angst teen. Graffiti artist and high school dropout, he was living day-by-day. The only constants in his life were music and art.
Garibaldi had always combined his passion for music and color, or rhythm and hue, in his artwork. But it wasn’t until viewing performance painter Denny Dent’s portrait of Jimi Hendrix that Garibaldi discovered how his passion for paint and music could be an inspirational experience for more than just himself. He discovered music-driven-art, and in some ways it discovered him, revealing a portrait of passion and purpose.
Visit Garibaldi’s Website
Visit: www.auburnpublictheater.org for more information
For room accommodations while in the area, call Skaneateles Suites.
If you haven’t wandered around the Finger Lakes region of Central New York, you should. And take along a copy of “Routes 5 & 20” , and a Blog they feature “Dashboard Diaries” for an amazing collection of very cool things to see and places to go.
Dashboard Diaries explores what’s cool and quirky along the road between Skaneateles and Batavia, NY.
It’s written by two Central New York natives with an unflagging wanderlustâ€”and a firm belief that some of the most interesting places are right in their own backyards.
From the Skaneateles Chamber of Commerce:
Travelers of Routes 5 and 20 have a new resource at their fingertipsâ€”a blog called Dashboard Diaries. Drawing from the popular â€œBest of the Best” pocket map published by the Routes 5 & 20 Committee, Dashboard Diaries takes a fresh look at some of the unique eateries, activities, scenic spots, and shops that stud the highway between Skaneateles and Batavia. The new blog lives online at Routes5and20.com, a site maintained by an alliance of chambers and visitor bureaus along the road.
â€œWhat we are doing is highlighting the contemporary value of this historic road,â€ says Susan Dove, executive director of the Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce. â€œThere are so many interesting stories and little-known gems all along the route. We want to provide a hub for anyone interested in sharing their impressions; as well as for those seeking insider info and candid reviews.â€
And while you are traveling, consider spending the night at Skaneateles Suites Collection of Places to Stay
Filmore Glen State Park
1686 St. Rte. 38
Moravia, NY 13118
Named for U.S. President Millard Fillmore, Fillmore Glen State Park is located adjacent to Moravia, in Cayuga County. A replica of the log cabin in which President Fillmore was born is located within the park.
Fillmore Glen State Park, an oasis of cool, dense woods crowding into a long narrow gorge offers spectacular views, unique geological formations, including five waterfalls, and a botanically rich glen. The park has 70 campsites, a stream-fed swimming pool and fishing in the Owasco Lake inlet. There are several little shops and eateries nestled throughout the Village of Moravia to enjoy. In the winter, hiking, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling are permitted on unplowed roads. The gorge trails are closed in winter. Deer hunting is permitted in season.
Picture Skaneateles, and more from Warren at Picassa
The Charlie Major Nature Trail has had many improvements just this year. There is a playground and a picnic area that has been add to the Mottville end of the trail.