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On-going Onondaga County Events!

 

  • USBC Women’s Championship is the largest women’s participatory event in the world.  Come down to the Pirro Convention Center at Oncenter.  Call 435-8000 for details. 

 

  • Ø      Onondaga Lake Park  – Central New York’s premier park conveniently located on Rt. 370 in Liverpool.  Call 453-6712 or go to www.OnondagaCountyParks.com for details.

 

  • Every season is a great time of year to visit the Rosamond Gifford Zoo.   Enjoy animal enrichment activities and demonstrations!  For details, go to the website (www.RosamondGiffordZoo.org) or call 435-8511.

 

  • Ø      Highland Forest County Park is a great place to enjoy the outdoors – no matter which season is upon us!  Call 683-5550 or www.OnondagaCountyParks.com for details.

 

  • Ø      IMAX Movies:   Aliens of the Deep, Under the Sea, Everest & Extreme are currently showing at the Museum of Science & Technology (MOST). Call 425-9068 or www.most.org for specific times and dates.  Visit their new exhibit Spectacular Saturn.

 

  • Ø      CNY Regional Farmers Market is open from 7am to 2pm each Saturday & Sunday (flea market); Market Common shops open daily.  Call 422-8647 for information.  Enjoy this unique shopping experience!

 

  • Ø      Spaghetti Warehouse features Acme Mystery Dinner Theater  on Thursday evenings and Magic Circle Children’s Theater on Saturdays about noon.  Call 475-1807 for details.

 

  • Ø      Everson Museum of Art is featuring two exciting exhibits:  Ah Leon – Memories of Elementary School and Reynolds Unwrapped: The Cartoon Art of Dan Reynolds.  Call 474-6064 or visit the website at www.Everson.org for details.

 

  • Ø      Syracuse University’s Warehouse Gallery features rotating exhibits.  Call 443-6450 or visit the website at www.TheWarehouseGallery@syr.edu  for details.

 

  • Ø      Syracuse Chiefs Baseball is back!  Enjoy great professional baseball with the whole family.  For details call 474-7833 or go to www.SyracuseChiefs.com for details!

 

  • Ø      Baltimore Woods Nature Center will feature the works of artist Ruth Anne Reagan.  For details call 673-1350 or go to www.BaltimoreWoods.org for details!

 

 

Continuing Thru 8/31/2011

Event:     Say Yes After School Program Art Exhibit at Central Library

Location:  The Galleries of Syracuse, 447 South Salina Street, Syracuse

For More Info:  315-435-1834

 

Continuing Thru 6/18/2011

Event:     Rarely Done Productions presents Psycho Beach Party

Location:  Jazz Central, 441 East Washington Street, Syracuse

For More Info:  315-546-3224

 

Continuing Thru 10/11/2011

Event:     Tuesday’s Downtown Syracuse Farmer’s Market

Location:  Clinton Square, W. Genesee and S. Clinton Street, Syracuse

For More Info:  315-422-8284

 

Starts:  6/17/2011         Ends: 6/17/2011

Event:     Fundraiser:  60/60

Location:  Everson Museum, 401 Harrison St., Syracuse

For More Info:  315-474-6064

 

Starts:  6/18/2011         Ends: 6/18/2011

Event:     Art on the Porches & Strathmore Distinctive Homes Tour

Location:  Strathmore area of Syracuse, Ruskin Ave, Syracuse

For More Info:  800-234-4797

 

Starts:  6/18/2011         Ends: 6/18/2011

Event:     Bringing out their Wild Side: Animal Enrichment Day

Location:  Rosamond Gifford Zoo at Burnet Park, 1 Conservation Place, Syracuse

For More Info:  315-435-8511

 

Starts:  6/18/2011         Ends: 6/18/2011

Event:     CNY Green Built:  Sustainable Building Showcase

Location:  Carmelo K. Anthony Basketball Center, Comstock Ave & E. Colvin St, Syracuse

For More Info:  315-443-8818

 

Starts:  6/18/2011         Ends: 6/18/2011

Event:     CNY Pride Parade & Festival

Location:  Everson Museum, 401 Harrison St., Syracuse

For More Info:  315-378-8744

 

Starts:  6/18/2011         Ends: 6/18/2011

Event:     Generations Gaming Expo

Location:  Palace Theater, 2384 James St., Syracuse

For More Info:  315-463-9240

 

Starts:  6/18/2011         Ends: 6/18/2011

Event:     Juneteenth Festival

Location:  Clinton Square, W. Genesee and S. Clinton Street, Syracuse

For More Info:  315-422-9400

 

Starts:  6/18/2011         Ends: 6/18/2011

Event:     Junior Cafe Scientifique

Location:  Museum of Science & Technology (MOST), 500 S. Franklin St., Syracuse

For More Info:  315-425-9068 X2121

 

Starts:  6/18/2011         Ends: 6/18/2011

Event:     New France Day

Location:  Ste. Marie among the Iroquois, 6680 Onondaga Lake Parkway, Liverpool

For More Info:  315-453-6768

 

Starts:  6/18/2011         Ends: 6/18/2011

Event:     Play:  Romeo and Juliet

Location:  Outside of Starbucks (S. Frankln & Walton Streets), 199 Walton St., Syracuse

For More Info:  315-425-0405

 

Starts:  6/18/2011         Ends: 6/19/2011

Event:     Civil War Reenactment

Location:  Jamesville Beach Park, 4110 West Shore Manor, Jamesville

For More Info:  315-435-5252

 

Starts:  6/19/2011         Ends: 6/19/2011

Event:     Daddy O Orienteering Event

Location:  Pratt’s Falls, 7671 Pratt’s Falls Road, Manlius

For More Info:  315-458-6406

 

Starts:  6/19/2011         Ends: 6/19/2011

Event:     Father’s Day Canoe Tour

Location:  Beaver Lake Nature Center, 8477 East Mud Lake Rd, Baldwinsville

For More Info:  315-638-2519

 

Starts:  6/19/2011         Ends: 6/19/2011

Event:     Father’s Day Scavenger Hunt

Location:  Ste. Marie among the Iroquois, 6680 Onondaga Lake Parkway, Liverpool

For More Info:  315-453-6768

 

Starts:  6/19/2011         Ends: 6/19/2011

Event:     Historic Church Tour – Holy Trinity

Location:  Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church, 501 Park Street, Syracuse

For More Info:  800-234-4797

 

Starts:  6/20/2011         Ends: 6/20/2011

Event:     Farm to Table Adventures in Central New York

Location:  Liverpool Public Library, 310 Tulip St, Liverpool

For More Info:  315457-0310

 

Starts:  6/23/2011         Ends: 6/23/2011

Event:     Wise Guys Special Event: Maurice Benard

Location:  Wise Guys Comedy Club & Bistro, 201 South Salina Street, Syracuse

For More Info:  315-477-9898

 

Starts:  6/24/2011         Ends: 6/24/2011

Event:     Members’ Opening Night Reception

Location:  Everson Museum, 401 Harrison St., Syracuse

For More Info:  315-474-6064

 

Starts:  6/24/2011         Ends: 6/25/2011

Event:     Syracuse M & T Jazz Fest

Location:  Onondaga Community College, 4585 W Seneca Turnpike, Syracuse

For More Info:  800-234-4797

 

Starts:  6/24/2011         Ends: 6/26/2011

Event:     Finger Lakes Arabian Summer Festival Horse Show

Location:  Empire Expo Center/NYS Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Blvd., Syracuse

For More Info:  315-626-6790

 

Starts:  6/24/2011         Ends: 6/26/2011

Event:     National ARS Miniature Rose Show and Convention

Location:  Sheraton Syracuse University Hotel & Conference Center, 801 University Ave., Syracuse

For More Info:  315-676-4850

 

Starts:  6/25/2011         Ends: 6/25/2011

Event:     Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam

Location:  Empire Expo Center/NYS Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Blvd., Syracuse

For More Info:  630-566-6100

 

Starts:  6/25/2011         Ends: 6/25/2011

Event:     Art In The Park

Location:  Marcellus Park, Platt Road & Rte. 175, Marcellus

For More Info:  315-636-8775

 

Starts:  6/25/2011         Ends: 6/25/2011

Event:     Community Day

Location:  Everson Museum, 401 Harrison St., Syracuse

For More Info:  315-474-6064

 

Starts:  6/25/2011         Ends: 6/25/2011

Event:     Sayani In Concert

Location:  Ste. Marie among the Iroquois, 6680 Onondaga Lake Parkway, Liverpool

For More Info:  315-435-6768

 

Starts:  6/25/2011         Ends: 6/25/2011

Event:     Summer Solstice Garden Tour & Plant Sale

Location:  Sycamore Hill Gardens, 2130 Old Seneca Turnpike, Marcellus

For More Info:  315-575-8839

 

Starts:  6/25/2011         Ends: 9/18/2011

Event:     Exhibit: David MacDonald

Location:  Everson Museum, 401 Harrison St., Syracuse

For More Info:  315-474-6064

 

Starts:  6/26/2011         Ends: 6/26/2011

Event:     Mopar Madness Car Show

Location:  Onondaga Lake Park, 106 Lake Drive, Liverpool

For More Info:  315-457-6682

 

Starts:  6/29/2011         Ends: 7/2/2011

Event:     Syracuse International Horse Show

Location:  Empire Expo Center/NYS Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Blvd., Syracuse

For More Info:  315-682-1933

 

Starts:  7/1/2011           Ends: 7/1/2011

Event:     Concert:  David Bromberg

Location:  Westcott Theater & Performing Arts Center, 524 Westcott Street, Syracuse

For More Info:  315-299-8886

 

Starts:  7/1/2011           Ends: 7/1/2011

Event:     Independence Day Weekend Kick-off

Location:  Papermill Island, 136 Spensieri Ave., Baldwinsville

For More Info:  800-234-4797

 

Starts:  7/4/2011           Ends: 7/4/2011

Event:     Robert N. Petrocci Memorial “Stars & Stripes” 100

Location:  Rolling Wheels Raceway Park, 8310 Grant Ave, Elbridge

For More Info:  315-834-6606

 

Starts:  7/4/2011           Ends: 7/4/2011

Event:     Symphony Syracuse presents an Independence Day Celebration!

Location:  Empire Expo Center/NYS Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Blvd., Syracuse

For More Info:  315-218-0310

 

Starts:  7/6/2011           Ends: 8/24/2011

Event:     Sound Garden presents Flicks on the Crick

Location:  Creekwalk in Armory Square, 310 W. Jefferson St., Syracuse

For More Info:  315-473-4343

 

Starts:  7/8/2011           Ends: 7/9/2011

Event:     17th Annual Seneca River Days

Location:  Papermill Island, 136 Spensieri Ave., Baldwinsville

For More Info:  315-638-0550

 

Starts:  7/8/2011           Ends: 7/10/2011

Event:     New York State Blues Festival

Location:  Inner Harbor, W Kirkpatrick St & Van Rensselaer St, Syracuse

For More Info:  800-234-4797

 

Starts:  7/9/2011           Ends: 7/10/2011

Event:     45th Annual Gemworld 2011

Location:  Empire Expo Center/NYS Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Blvd., Syracuse

For More Info:  315-673-1891

 

Starts:  7/9/2011           Ends: 7/10/2011

Event:     Finger Lakes Lavender Festival

Location:  Lockwood Lavender Farm, 1682 West Lake Road, Skaneateles

For More Info:  315-685-5369

 

Starts:  7/9/2011           Ends: 7/10/2011

Event:     Psychic Fair & Holistic Expo

Location:  Empire Expo Center/NYS Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Blvd., Syracuse

For More Info:  315-720-8752

 

Starts:  7/9/2011           Ends: 8/20/2011

Event:     Island Fest at Paper Mill Island

Location:  Papermill Island, 136 Spensieri Ave., Baldwinsville

For More Info:  800-234-4797

 

Starts:  7/10/2011         Ends: 7/10/2011

Event:     14th Annual Classic Antique and Working Class Truck Show

Location:  Onondaga Lake Park, 106 Lake Drive, Liverpool

For More Info:  315-687-1165

 

Starts:  7/15/2011         Ends: 7/15/2011

Event:     Empire Brewfest 2011

Location:  Clinton Square, W. Genesee and S. Clinton Street, Syracuse

For More Info:  315-426-8741

 

Starts:  7/15/2011         Ends: 7/17/2011

Event:     82nd Annual St. Elias Middle Eastern Cultural Festival

Location:  St. Elias Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church, 4988 Onondaga Road, Syracuse

For More Info:  315-677-0155

 

Starts:  7/15/2011         Ends: 7/17/2011

Event:     Syracuse Nationals – Classic Car Show

Location:  Empire Expo Center/NYS Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Blvd., Syracuse

For More Info:  800-753-3978

 

Starts:  7/20/2011         Ends: 7/23/2011

Event:     Region 16 Arabian Championship Horse Show

Location:  Empire Expo Center/NYS Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Blvd., Syracuse

For More Info:  315-626-6790

 

Starts:  7/22/2011         Ends: 7/24/2011

Event:     Great American AntiqueFest

Location:  Long Branch section of Onondaga Lake Park, 3813 Longbranch Road, Liverpool

For More Info:  800-234-4797

 

Starts:  7/29/2011         Ends: 7/31/2011

Event:     Northeast Jazz and Wine Fest

Location:  Clinton Square, W. Genesee and S. Clinton Street, Syracuse

For More Info:  315-622-2249

 

Starts:  7/29/2011         Ends: 7/31/2011

Event:     Skaneateles Antique and Classic Boat Show

Location:  Clift Park, Route 20, Skaneateles

For More Info:  315-685-0552

 

Starts:  7/29/2011         Ends: 7/31/2011

Event:     Syracuse Arts & Crafts Festival

Location:  Columbus Circle, 300 West Fayette Street, Syracuse

For More Info:  315-422-8284

 

Starts:  7/30/2011         Ends: 7/30/2011

Event:     KRockathon 16

Location:  Empire Expo Center/NYS Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Blvd., Syracuse

For More Info:  315-472-9111

 

Starts:  8/7/2011           Ends: 8/7/2011

Event:     Athleta IronGirl Women’s Triathlon

Location:  Oneida Shores Park, 9400 Bartell Road, Brewerton

For More Info:  315-676-7366

 

Starts:  8/13/2011         Ends: 8/13/2011

Event:     CNY Scottish Games

Location:  Long Branch section of Onondaga Lake Park, 3813 Longbranch Road, Liverpool

For More Info:  315-463-8876

 

Starts:  8/25/2011         Ends: 9/5/2011

Event:     Great New York State Fair

Location:  Empire Expo Center/NYS Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Blvd., Syracuse

For More Info:  800-234-4797

Posted: Saturday, June 18th, 2011 @ 2:04 pm by Curt
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Cultural Icon, Grammy Nominee Judy Collins Returns to Skaneateles

The pure soprano voice of Judy Collins will echo off the lake once again when she returns to Skaneateles to perform at a concert, sponsored by the Skaneateles Area Arts Council, at the lakeside Stella Maris Retreat Center, Saturday, July 30, at 6 p.m.

The seventh annual event, “Summer Cabaret with Judy Collins,” will support the Arts Council’s cultural events and community grants program.

The iconic and beloved singer/songwriter and author will meet the public earlier in the day for a free “Conversations with Judy” from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Skaneateles Library. Collins will have a book-signing for her book, “Singing Lessons.” Her CD “Paradise” will also be for sale. In the book, Collins reflects on her life and career after her son Clark’s tragic death in 1992, and offers comfort to other survivors of personal tragedies. Collins has taken a lead role in suicide prevention nationally by speaking openly on the topic. During her sold-out 2009 concert in Skaneateles, she shared with the audience how Stella Maris holds a special place in heart because she came to the retreat center seeking spiritual solace after her son’s death.

At her first Skaneateles performance, Collins showed her warmth and wit as she developed a personal rapport with her audience, telling jokes and sharing stories of her life, which resulted in multiple standing ovations. Collins’ classical piano background, which enabled her to perform at age 13 Mozart’s “Concerto for Two Pianos,” was evident as she gracefully transitioned from the grand piano to the guitar, while singing a varied repertoire.

Known for her eclectic style, Collins combines folk, show tunes, pop and rock ‘n’ roll music. Her love of lyrics was inspired by the music of such artists as Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger, as well as the traditional songs of the folk revival. Events often drive Collins’ music. Through her poetic lyrics, she helped articulate the feelings of a generation activated by the Vietnam War and the tensions of the Civil Rights Movement. Of her 40 albums released over five decades, Collins has had numerous Top 10 hits, Grammy nominations, and gold and platinum albums. Among her hauntingly beautiful classic songs are her rendition of Joni Mitchell’s “Both Sides Now,” her version of Stephen Sondheim’s “Send in the Clowns” from the musical “A Little Night Music,” “Someday Soon,” “Who Knows Where the Time Goes,” “Suzanne,” “My Father,” “In My Life” and her version of “Amazing Grace.”

In the fall of 2008, Collins’ label, Wildflower Records, released “Born to the Breed – A Tribute to Judy Collins, Volume I,” featuring original writing and poetry of Collins recorded by such luminaries as Chrissie Hynde, Joan Baez, Rufus Wainwright, Dolly Parton, Shawn Colvin and Leonard Cohen.

Collins, who sings regularly at the Carlyle Hotel in Manhattan, will be giving concerts throughout the United Kingdom and the United States, culminating at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on Dec. 23.

The Arts Council’s “Summer Cabaret with Judy Collins” will include lakeside cocktails; dining al fresco by Chris Kuhns, executive chef of the Sherwood Inn and Phoebe’s Restaurant; and an intimate concert on the lawn by Judy Collins from 6 to 10 p.m. The title sponsor is Dr. Robert Kiltz, owner of CNY Healing Arts and CNY Fertility Centers.

Tickets

Ticket prices are $250 for VIP seating and $125 for regular seating. Tickets may be purchased online through PayPal at http://skarts.org/ or by sending a check to the Skaneateles Area Arts Council, P.O. Box 422, Skaneateles, N.Y. 13152. Advance purchase is required for all seating.

Stella Maris Retreat Center

The mansion that is now Stella Maris Retreat Center was originally built for Frederick Roosevelt by the famed architectural firm of Stanford White in 1879.

About the Skaneateles Area Arts Council

The mission of the Arts Council is to celebrate the visual and performing arts by creating an environment where cultural activity thrives in our community. The Arts Council presents cultural programming and issues community support grants to artists and arts organizations in the Skaneateles area. Winners of the 2011 grants are: Auburn Public Theater, Khoros Performing Arts Company for Kids, Joanna Manring’s Jane Austen Singing School for Young Ladies, Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce, Skaneateles Historical Society, Skaneateles Figure Skating Club, and Symphony Syracuse, a new organization (created by former SSO musicians) to continue the annual free summer symphony concert in Skaneateles. Since 2006, the Council has issued more than $40,000 in grants and free concerts to the community.

The Skaneateles Area Arts Council is a 501 (c) 3 not-for-profit organization.

Posted: Friday, June 17th, 2011 @ 2:11 pm by Curt
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Emily Jones Exhibition Opens at Imagine

Paintings by Syracuse artist Emily Elizabeth Jones will be featured throughout the month of July at Imagine, the fine arts and fine craft gallery at 38 E. Genesee St., Skaneateles.

The exhibition opens July 1 from 6 to 9 p.m., as part of the village’s First Friday celebration. Refreshments will be provided, along with entertainment by the Pond Creek Bogstompers.

Jones, who grew up in Auburn, is a self-taught artist who has been drawing and painting since she was a child. “I am still a young artist, at 26, and consider myself new on the local art scene,” she says.

Jones paints with acrylics on a textured canvas. “I start with the texture, creating a surface I want to work on,” she says. “From there, I add countless layers to give my landscapes depth. I want the viewer to be able to get lost in them.”

Among the works on display will be her “Horizon Colors” series.

“In creating this series, I was focused on the colors in our everyday environment,” she says. “My inspiration revolves around atmospheric colors, and the glares, haziness and reflection brought on by sunlight. I take away all other elements, man-made or natural, so that viewers can focus completely on the colorscapes that they might otherwise overlook.”

After graduating from high school, Jones spent years writing music, releasing a few albums, and going on tour. She is about to continue her studies, with the goal of earning a master’s degree in nursing and becoming a certified anesthetist.

The delay in starting her academic career “was a small price to pay for having seen the country for free and experiencing life in a way that will benefit my art,” she says. “I’ve been exposed to many new people and different places, and was able to share the music I’d created with countless people. Now that I am back home, I look forward to sharing the art I have created.”

Imagine is located in the lakeside village of Skaneateles, nestled in the Finger Lakes region of Central New York. It represents artists from across the country and Canada, along with many Central New York artists, to create one of the most diverse contemporary art collections in the area.

The gallery is open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.

For more information, call 315-685-6263 or go to http://www.imagineskaneateles.com.

Posted: Friday, June 17th, 2011 @ 10:10 am by Curt
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CAYUGA COUNTY OFFICE OF TOURISM 131 GENESEE STREET AUBURN, NY 13021 315-255-1658
CAYUGA COUNTY EVENT LISTING
Wednesday, June 15 – September 4 – The Cost of Freedom: Cayuga County in the Civil War – Cayuga Museum, 203 Genesee St., Auburn. The Cayuga Museum honors the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War with an original exhibit focusing on the experiences of local people during the conflict. The Museum’s own important collection of Civil War artifacts will be enhanced with treasured heirlooms loaned by local families: photographs, letters, uniforms, weapons and much more. A series of public programs all summer will expand the Civil War theme, watch for dates and times. www.cayuganet.org/cayugamuseum (315) 253-8051
Wednesday, June 15 – Wednesday, June 22 – Anything Goes – Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, Emerson Park, Rt. 38A, Auburn. Broadway Musical. A delightful trip across the Atlantic with a cast of crazy characters, five love stories and, oh yes, lots and lots of tap dancing! Featuring songs by Cole Porter including, ’Blow, Gabriel, Blow,’ ’I Get a Kick Out of You,’ ’Anything Goes,’ and ’You’re the Top’ don’t miss this show running through June 22nd. www.merry-go-round.com (315) 255-1785

Saturday, June 15 – Sunday, August 21 – New York Prints of Mind Exhibition – Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn. Contemporary Limited Edition Prints. . Curated by Joe Scala, E.D., Stone Quarry Hill Art Park. Selections from the Universal Limited Art Editions collection. www.myartcenter.org (315) 255-1553

Thursday, June 16 – Country Music at Dill’s Run – Dill’s Run Winery, 3862 State Route 90, Union Springs. “Country Music” Thursday evenings from 5 – 8pm. Singing a mix of classic country, romantic duets along with some contemporary country favorites, this musical act is sure to please. Advance tickets are $10, or $12 at the door. Entertainment & party platter included. Season tickets also available. www.dillsrun.com/vineyard.htm (315) 889-5007

Thursday, June 16 – Young Living Oils Demonstration – Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange St., Auburn. BONITA SHEAR will lead a hands-on oils workshop at both noon & 6:30pm to introduce and demonstrate the amazing healing properties of Young Living Essential Oils. If you’re brand new to the oils, come listen, ask questions and learn all you can. If you have leagues of experience using the oils, please come, too, and share your vast experience with us. $5 suggested donation www.auburnpublictheater.org – (315) 253-6669

Thursday, June 16 – Sunday, June 19 – Sterling Stage Festival of Arts – Sterling Stage Kampitheater, 274 Kent Rd., Sterling. New event mixes painter, artisans, sculptors, glass artist, performance art, music, cinema, and more with camping in the beautiful Sterling woods. www.sterlingstage.com (818) 212-9489

Friday, June 17 – Sunday, June 19 – Father’s Day Weekend Event – Bittersweet Cottage, 2348 Brick Church Rd., Weedsport. 10AM – 5PM, Clay designs, antiques, unique jewelry, and guest artisans.
Friday, June 17 – Paranormal Expo 2011 – Mystery Tour – Historical Locations – See Auburn through the Eyes of a Ghost Hunter. Tickets required: $100 per person. 9pm. (315) 497-1638

Friday, June 17 – Saturday, June 18 – The Resurrection of John Frum – Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange St., Auburn. The Syracuse Shakespeare Festival announces its first show to be produced in Auburn. The Resurrection of John Frum, by Vern Thiessen. 7:30 p.m., general admission tickets are $20 each. Directed by producing artistic director, Jamie Bruno, the show stars Michael Carroll and Alisa Kimbrough in a taut, two-person, intense character study about a lonely Christian missionary and a vagrant obsessed with the Cargo Cult of Melanesia who strike up an unusual friendship. www.auburnpublictheater.com (315) 253-6669

Friday, June 17 – Saturday, June 18 – Film – Another Year – Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange St., Auburn. ’The Best Picture of the Year’ Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor. Director Mike Leigh’s gift for finding rich drama and humor in ordinary human lives remains as strong as ever in Another Year. June 17th – 1 & 8pm. June 18th – 8pm. Tickets $4. www.auburnpublictheater.com (315) 253-6669

Friday, June 17 – Voices of the Night – Sterling Nature Center, Jensvold Rd. Sterling. Join naturalist Jim D’Angelo for a listen to the creatures behind the sounds during a hike to experience the voices of the night first hand. 7pm, free and open to the public. www.cayuganet.org/sterlingpark (315) 947-6143

Friday, June 17 – Sunday, September 4 – Auburn Doubledays Baseball – Class A professional baseball, farm team for Washington Nationals, New York-Penn League. 7PM start, Sun. 6PM, $. www.auburndoubledays.com (315) 255-2489

Saturday, June 18 – Paranormal Expo 2011 – Auburn High School, 250 Lake Ave., Auburn. On stage, one of the most exciting line-up’s in paranormal history! Doors open 10am-7pm, $10/person admission. Classes and seminars. Over 100 vendors, crafters, artisan’s and authors. Food court, amazing musician line up. (315) 497-1638

Saturday, June 18 – Sunday, June 19 – 11th Annual Spring Fishing Tournament – South Shore Marina, 2810 Fireland 1, Off Route 38, Moravia. 11th Annual Spring Fishing Tournament at Southern end of Owasco Lake. Pays top 3 places in each Division. Prizes. Entry fees: Adult/$15, Child 12 & under/$5, Lunker(Optional)/$5 www.ssmonowasco.net (315) 497-3006
Saturday, June 18 – Wetland Life – Sterling Nature Center, Jensvold Rd. Sterling. Naturalist Jim D’Angelo will led a walk about Great Blue Herons and other wetland life at the Sterling Nature Center. This program is free and open to the public. www.cayuganet.org/sterlingpark (315) 947-6143

Saturday, June 18 – Sunday, June 19 – Barrel Tasting Weekend – CJS Vineyards, 6900 Fosterville Rd., Auburn. Saturday & Sunday, 12-5PM. Stop in the winery and taste several of our new red wines right out of the oak barrels! Free admission. www.cjsvineyards.com (315) 730-4619

Saturday, June 18 – Sunday, July 17 – Lake Ontario Counties’ Summer Fishing Derby – Lake Ontario, Fair Haven. Adult & youth derby categories include salmon, brown, lake, rainbow or steelhead trout & walleye. Prizes, $. www.loc.org (888) 733-5246

Sunday, June 19 – Annual Wildflowers & Wine Festival & Family Event – Montezuma Wildlife Refuge, 3395 US Route 20 East – Enjoy a day of FAMILY FUN at the Montezuma Winery (Rtes. 20 and 89, just east of Seneca Falls, NY) at the 8th Annual Wildflowers and Wine Festival presented by the Montezuma Winery, the Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge and the Friends of the Montezuma Wetlands Complex—Sunday, June 19 from 11 AM – 4 PM. All activities will be held at the Montezuma Winery with guided activities on the refuge leaving from the winery. Kick off summer while you connect with nature! www.fws.gov/r5mnwr/ (315) 568-5987

Sunday, June 19 – Aurora Inn Father’s Day BBQ – Aurora Inn, 391 Main St., Aurora. A classic American Barbeque featuring live Dixieland jazz, old-fashioned carnival games, and fantastic food on the shore of Cayuga Lake. Enjoy the lake by taking out a kayak or canoe or simply fishing from the 100’ dock. Borrow a baseball glove or Frisbee for a game of catch or join us for potato sack races on the lawns. A bicycle built for two is available for a tandem tour of the historic lakeside Village of Aurora. Noon-4pm. $24 adults; $12 children; 12 years and under free. www.aurora-inn.com (315) 364-8888

Sunday, June 19 – Prison City Rambler’s Car Show – Emerson Park, Route 38A, Auburn. Over 500 classic and antique cars, parking $2. http://www.co.cayuga.ny.us/parks/emerson/events/html (315) 252-1516
Tuesday, June 21 – Tuesday Night MUSIC JAM – Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange St., Auburn. Weekly evening of original regional music, poetry & comedy in open mic cafe setting. Door prizes, snack menu & wine/beer with I.D., $2 at the door. 7:30pm till 11pm. www.auburnpublictheater.org (315) 253-6669

Thursday, June 23- Country Music at Dill’s Run – Dill’s Run Winery, 3862 State Route 90, Union Springs “Country Music” Thursday evenings from 5 – 8pm. Singing a mix of classic country, romantic duets along with some contemporary country favorites, this musical act is sure to please. Advance tickets are $10, or $12 at the door. Entertainment & party platter included. Season tickets also available. www.dillsrun.com/vineyard.htm – (315) 889-5007

Friday, June 24 – Saturday, June 25 – Film – Frack! – Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange St., Auburn. Frack! tells the story of the unconventional gas-drilling boom sweeping the Marcellus region, including the Catskills and the Upper Delaware River watershed, which provide drinking water to over 15 million people, including New York City. Is it safe? Is it patriotic? Is the region destined to become an energy extraction colony? 6/24 – 1 & 8pm. 6/25 – 8pm. Tickets $4. www.auburnpublictheater.org (315) 253-6669

Tuesday, June 28 – Tuesday Night MUSIC JAM – Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange St., Auburn. Weekly evening of original regional music, poetry & comedy in open mic cafe setting. Door prizes, snack menu & wine/beer with I.D., $2 at the door. 7:30pm till 11pm. www.auburnpublictheater.org (315) 253-6669

NOW OPEN FOR THE SEASON
Village Outpost, Aurora
Pumpkin Hill Bistro, Aurora
Elderberry Pond Restaurant, Auburn
Pleasant Beach Hotel & Restaurant, Fair Haven
CJS Vineyards
White Barn Winery
Fingerlakes Drive In
Ward O’Hara Agricultural Museum
Whispering Winds Motel
Dorie’s Bakery & Café, Aurora
NEW BUSINESS NOW OPEN
Man in the Moon Classic Cheesecake & Dessert Bake Shoppe, King Ferry
Bayview Wellness Center & Spa, Fair Haven
Hanart Studios and Gallery, Fair Haven

Posted: Friday, June 17th, 2011 @ 9:48 am by Curt
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Come and celebrate with Skaneateles Artisans at their First Friday Art Night celebration on Friday July 1st from 6-9 p.m. where they will be featuring the works of watercolorist Ed Levine and beadwork artist Linda Bishop –Surbeck. Light refreshment will be served.

The gallery, located in The Old Stone Mill at 3 Fennell St, offers off-street

parking as well as municipal parking, and accepts major credit cards. Visit our website at www.skaneatelesartisans.com. For more information, call 315-685-8580.

 Linda Bishop-Surbeck Beadwork Artist

 

Linda loves tiny beads! Back in 1997 she discovered a bead store in her home town and has been addicted ever since to those itty bitty beads. At first she created pieces using patterns and gave them away as gifts. Now she designs all her own pieces in her head and puts them into beads. It may be a small container or it may be a stunning necklace. Linda enjoys the creative process that starts with a thought and ends up something three dimensional.

Creativity runs in Linda’s family from her grandmother who used to paint china to her daughter who creates jewelry with semi-precious beads. They all are self-taught and learn by looking at an inspirational picture or pictures of new techniques from a magazine or book.

Linda’s work will always be unique and she prefers not to make more than one of a particular piece. There will always be subtle changes in color or design. You will be purchasing a one of a kind piece! However, she does make exceptions for special orders, such as wedding party jewelry.

Ed Levine  Watercolorist

 

Ed Levine’s showing of new work consists of small watercolors that were done on a recent trip to Europe and larger studio pieces that reflect the strong nature of the atmosphere on and around Skaneateles Lake. 

Ed Levine has been painting with watercolors professionally for 35 years.  Most of his techniques range from traditional to very personal.  Ed taught art on the High School and College Level for 34 years and is now retired and painting full time.  Presently his work can be seen at Skaneateles Artisan in Skaneateles NY and The Pat Rini Rohrer Gallery in Canandaguia NY. 

Ed looks at a scene or a still life and strives to make it something that is more than a photographic recording, or a painted replication of a photograph.  It is more of an emotional response that can be shared with people with similar experiences. 

This response can be found in the form of heightened color, exaggerated shapes that work well with each other, strong contrast in particular areas or bold lines, all well thought out to orchestrate an exciting adventure for the viewer’s eye.  Ed has recently become a signature member of the Central New York Watercolor Society. 

 

Contact:  Evelyn Dankovich                                                                                              FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Phone:  315-458-7650

Email:  evelyndankovich@verizon.net

Posted: Tuesday, June 14th, 2011 @ 3:15 pm by Curt
Filed under: Blog Skaneateles