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On-going Onondaga County Events!

~  The Onondaga Historical Association Museum is currently featuring the exhibits 100 Years of the New York / Pennsylvania Girl Scouts Exhibit, Take No Prisoners-Political Cartoons Over Time and Place  & Associated Artists of Central New York 85th Anniversary-1926-2012.  For details, call 428-1864 or go to www.CNYHistory.org.

 

~  IMAX Movies:   Born to be Wild, Living Sea, Everest & Tornado Alley are currently showing at the MOST.  For details, call 425-9068 or www.most.org.

 

~  Enjoy animal enrichment activities and demonstrations at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo.  Go to their website (www.RosamondGiffordZoo.org) or call 435-8511 for details.

 

~  Highland Forest County Park offers horseback riding each weekend.  Call 289-3775 or www.OnondagaCountyParks.com for details.

 

~  Downtown Farmers Market returns each Tuesday at Clinton Square, downtown ‘til October 9.  Great local produce, flowers, food, crafts & so much more!  Call 422-8284 for details.

 

~  Onondaga Lake Park  – Central New York’s premier park conveniently located on Rt. 370 in Liverpool.  Enjoy a stroll, a ride on the Tram or visit the Salt Museum (weekends only).  Call 453-6712 or go to www.OnondagaCountyParks.com for details. 

 

~  Manlius Historical Society Museum is featuring a new exhibit Moxie – Women in the Military and Life in Our Community During Both World Wars.  For details, call 682-6660.

 

~   Everson Museum of Art features the following exhibits: Blackmon: Other Tales from Home People & Place and Progress: Local Landscapes in Paint and Print.  Call the Everson at 474-6064 or on the website at www.Everson.org.

 

~   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.

 

~  Red House Arts Center is featuring an exciting exhibit:  The Works of Richard Harvey.  Check out their art classes & other exciting programs as well!  Call 425-0405 or visit www.TheRedHouse.org for info.

 

So much to do at Beaver Lake Nature Center!  Enjoy many fantastic seasonal programs – for details, call 638-2519 or visit www.OnondagaCountyParks.com.

 

~  Syracuse Chiefs Baseball is back at Alliance Bank Stadium!  Enjoy great professional baseball with the whole family.  For details call 474-7833 or go to www.SyracuseChiefs.com.

 

 

Continuing thru 6/29/2012

Event:     Friday’s Walk Up Radio

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

For More Info:  315-477-9898

 

Continuing thru 7/20/2012

Event:     Time Out to Fish

Location:  Carpenter’s Brook Fish Hatchery, 1672 Route 321, Elbridge

For More Info:  315-451-6249

 

Continuing thru 9/7/2012

Event:     Exhibit: The Locks of the New York State Canal System

Location:  Erie Canal Museum, 318 Erie Boulevard East, Syracuse

For More Info:  315-471-0593

 

Continuing thru 8/4/2012

Event:     Exhibition: Artwork by Beverly McIver & Spencer McClay

Location:  Community Folk Art Center, 805 E Genesee St., Syracuse

For More Info:  315-442-2371

 

Continuing thru 6/30/2012

Event:     Play:  Altar Boyz

Location:  The Main Stage at Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn

For More Info:  800-457-8897

 

Continuing thru 8/30/2012

Event:     Coleman’s Summer 2012 Thursday Night Block Party

Location:  Coleman’s Irish Pub, 100 S. Lowell Avenue, Syracuse

For More Info:  315-476-1933

 

Continuing thru 6/30/2012

Event:     Exhibit:  Mixed Media from artist Susan Mastine Fix

Location:  bc Restaurant in Armory Square, 247 W Fayette Street, Syracuse

For More Info:  315-701-0636

 

Continuing thru 7/1/2012

Event:     TheaterFIRST Productions presents “La Cage aux Folles”

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

For More Info:  315-703-3007

 

 

Continuing thru 8/18/2012

Event:     The Pitch – Vignettes of Several Show

Location:  Theater Mack at the Cayuga Museum, 203 Genesee St., Auburn

For More Info:  800-457-8897

 

Continuing thru 8/31/2012

Event:     Free Music & Farmers Market Fridays

Location:  Montezuma Winery, 2981 U.S. Route 20, Seneca Falls

For More Info:  315-568-8190

 

Continuing thru 6/29/2012

Event:     Hanover Square Friday Evening Outdoor Summer Concert Series: Dan Elliott & Wayne Muller, Location:  Hanover Square, 200 E. Water Street, Syracuse

For More Info:  315-422-8284

 

Continuing thru 6/30/2012

Event:     Syracuse Shakespeare Festival Presents: Henry IV, Part 1

Location:  Thornden Park Amphitheatre, 201 Ostrum Ave., Syracuse

For More Info:  315-476-1835

 

Starts:  6/27/2012         Ends: 6/30/2012

Event:     Syracuse International Horse Show

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

For More Info:  315-682-1933

 

Starts:  6/27/2012         Ends: 7/18/2012

Event:     Play:  9 to 5: The Musical

Location:  The Preston H. Thomas Theatre at Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, 6877 East Lake Road, Auburn, For More Info:  800-457-8897

 

Starts:  6/28/2012         Ends: 6/30/2012

Event:     Marvin Bell & Pat McCool Live at Wise Guys

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

For More Info:  315-477-9898

 

Starts:  6/29/2012         Ends: 6/29/2012

Event:     Friday Music at bc with Joe Whiting

Location:  bc Restaurant in Armory Square, 247 W Fayette Street, Syracuse

For More Info:  315-701-0636

 

 

Starts:  7/2/2012           Ends: 7/31/2012

Event:     Exceptional Exhibition at Central Library

Location:  Robert P. Kinchen Central Library, 447 S. Salina Street, Syracuse

For More Info:  315-435-1834

 

Starts:  7/4/2012           Ends: 7/4/2012

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:  7/4/2012           Ends: 7/8/2012

Event:     Syracuse Festival

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

For More Info:  315-477-9400

 

Starts:  7/6/2012           Ends: 7/6/2012

Event:     Opening reception for exhibition by Jason Howard

Location:  Imagine, 38 E. Genesee St., Skaneateles

For More Info:  315-685-6263

 

Starts:  7/7/2012           Ends: 7/7/2012

Event:     28th Candlelight Series: Symphony Syracuse Brass Quintet

Location:  Corner of West Jefferson and Franklin Street, 500 S. Franklin St., Syracuse

For More Info:  315-488-7611

 

Starts:  7/7/2012           Ends: 7/7/2012

Event:     Kicking Daisies at the Syracuse Inner Harbor Festival

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

For More Info:  315-448-2489

 

Starts:  7/7/2012           Ends: 7/8/2012

Event:     CNY Reining Horse Assoc. “Summer Slide”

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

For More Info:  315-447-4166

 

Starts:  7/8/2012           Ends: 7/8/2012

Event:     15th Annual Classic Antique and Working Class Truck Show

Location:  Long Branch Park at Onondaga Lake Park, 3813 Long Branch Road, Liverpool

For More Info:  315-687-1165

 

 

Starts:  7/10/2012         Ends: 7/12/2012

Event:     Huck Finn Classic Horse Show

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

For More Info:  315-682-1933

 

Starts:  7/11/2012         Ends: 8/29/2012

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:  7/13/2012         Ends: 7/14/2012

Event:     53rd Annual Antique Show and Sale

Location:  Austin Park Pavilion, 1 East Austin Street, Skaneateles

For More Info:  315-685-5963

 

Starts:  7/13/2012         Ends: 7/14/2012

Event:     Syracuse Astronomical Society Public Observing Session

Location:  Darling Hill Observatory, Strong Road, Tully

For More Info:  315-559-4737

 

Starts:  7/13/2012         Ends: 7/15/2012

Event:     NYS Blues Festival

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

For More Info:  800-234-4797

 

Starts:  7/14/2012         Ends: 7/15/2012

Event:     Gemworld 2012 – Gem, Mineral, Fossil & Jewelry Show

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

For More Info:  315-673-1891

 

Starts:  7/15/2012         Ends: 7/27/2012

Event:     Quilting by the Lake

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

For More Info:  315-225-1553

 

Starts:  7/20/2012         Ends: 7/20/2012

Event:     Concert: Trampled by Turtles with Jatoba / The Blind Owl Band & more

Location:  Papermill Island, 136 Spensieri Ave., Baldwinsville

For More Info:  800-234-4797

 

 

Starts:  7/20/2012         Ends: 7/21/2012

Event:     Empire Brewfest 2012

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

For More Info:  315-426-8741

 

Starts:  7/20/2012         Ends: 7/22/2012

Event:     Great American AntiqueFest

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

For More Info:  315-686-5789

 

Starts:  7/20/2012         Ends: 7/22/2012

Event:     Middle Eastern Cultural Festival

Location:  St. Elias Church, 4988 Onondaga Road, Syracuse

For More Info:  315-488-0388

 

Starts:  7/20/2012         Ends: 7/22/2012

Event:     Syracuse Nationals – Classic Car Show

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

For More Info:  800-753-3978

 

Starts:  7/22/2012         Ends: 7/22/2012

Event:     Concert:  Blue Moon Afternoon featuring Bruce Hornsby

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

For More Info:  800-234-4797

 

Starts:  7/22/2012         Ends: 7/22/2012

Event:     Concert:  Johnny Mathis

Location:  Landmark Theatre, 362 S. Salina St., Syracuse

For More Info:  315-475-7979

 

Starts:  7/24/2012         Ends: 7/24/2012

Event:     Jim Gaffigan Live

Location:  Mulroy Civic Center, 300 West Fayette Street, Syracuse

For More Info:  315-435-2121

 

Starts:  7/27/2012         Ends: 7/29/2012

Event:     AmeriCU Syracuse Arts & Crafts Festival

Location:  Columbus Circle, 300 West Fayette Street, Syracuse

For More Info:  315-422-8284

 

 

Starts:  7/27/2012         Ends: 7/29/2012

Event:     Northeast Jazz and Wine Festival

Location:  Clinton Square, 300 West Fayette Street, Syracuse

For More Info:  315-422-8284

 

Starts:  7/27/2012         Ends: 7/29/2012

Event:     Onondaga County 4-H Youth Fair

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

For More Info:  315-424-9485 x226

 

Starts:  7/27/2012         Ends: 7/29/2012

Event:     Skaneateles Antique and Classic Boat Show

Location:  Clift Park, 20 E. Genesee Street, Skaneateles

For More Info:  315-685-0552

 

Starts:  7/27/2012         Ends: 7/29/2012

Event:     The Blue Rain ECOfest & Stage of Nations Festival

Location:  Hanover Square, E. Water St. and S. Warren, Syracuse

For More Info:  315-479-5299

 

Starts:  7/28/2012         Ends: 7/29/2012

Event:     NYS Boer Goat Show

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

For More Info:  315-889-5333

 

Starts:  7/29/2012         Ends: 7/29/2012

Event:     Concert:  Alabama Shakes with special guest TBA

Location:  Papermill Island, 136 Spensieri Ave., Baldwinsville

For More Info:  800-234-4797

 

Starts:  7/29/2012         Ends: 7/29/2012

Event:     K-Rock-a-Thon 2012 featuring Korn

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

For More Info:  315.472.9111

 

Starts:  7/31/2012         Ends: 7/31/2012

Event:     Concert: Bright Eyes

Location:  Papermill Island, 136 Spensieri Ave., Baldwinsville

For More Info:  800-234-4797

 

 

Starts:  8/2/2012           Ends: 8/5/2012

Event:     PtHA of NYS “Seeing Spots” & “Lots of Spots” Pinto Shows

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

For More Info:  315-672-5105

 

Starts:  8/3/2012           Ends: 8/3/2012

Event:     Concert:  Bela Fleck & the Marcus Roberts Trio

Location:  Papermill Island, 136 Spensieri Ave., Baldwinsville

For More Info:  800-234-4797

 

Starts:  8/4/2012           Ends: 8/4/2012

Event:     Latino-American Festival 2012

Location:  Ward Bakery Park, 300 Shonnard St., Syracuse

For More Info:  315-475-6153

 

Starts:  8/5/2012           Ends: 8/5/2012

Event:     21st Annual Highland Classic Mountain Bike Race

Location:  Highland Forest Park, 1254 Highland Park Rd., Fabius

For More Info:  315-683-5550

 

Starts:  8/5/2012           Ends: 8/5/2012

Event:     Bavarian Fest

Location:  Long Branch Park at Onondaga Lake Park, 3813 Long Branch Road, Liveprool

For More Info:  315-447-3268

 

Starts:  8/6/2012           Ends: 8/6/2012

Event:     Concert: Rusted Root with You & Yours / Earth Jam

Location:  Papermill Island, 136 Spensieri Ave., Baldwinsville

For More Info:  800-234-4797

 

Starts:  8/8/2012           Ends: 8/8/2012

Event:     Concert:  Jane’s Addiction

Location:  Landmark Theatre, 362 S. Salina St., Syracuse

For More Info:  315-475-7979

 

Starts:  8/11/2012         Ends: 8/11/2012

Event:     CNY Scottish Games

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

For More Info:  315-463-8876

Posted: Sunday, July 1st, 2012 @ 9:13 pm by Curt
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Sales, Specials in Store (and on the Sidewalk!) at Skaneateles’ Curbstone Festival New Duck Dash raises money for charity   Where else but Skaneateles’ Curbstone Festival can you find sidewalk sales, art demos, musical entertainment….and a strolling duck?   The Curbstone Festival returns July 19-21 along Genesee, Jordan and Fennell streets. Hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. The event, featuring more than 30 merchants, is organized by the Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce.   Among the sales and specials sure to delight shoppers:   • Imagine will offer pottery demonstrations at 10 a.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. each day, along with 50 percent off a wide array of jewelry, glass, pottery and wood, and many in-store specials.   • The Sherwood Inn will host free tastings of wines from Owera Vineyards from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday and Friday.   • Skaneateles Artisans will offer demos from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and Saturday. Linda Bishop will demonstrate freeform weaving Thursday; Teresa Vitale will demonstrate abstract painting techniques Saturday. • Fleur-de-lis Florist will present an inventory clearance, with 75 percent off select ceramic containers, 50 percent off silk flower arrangements, and ribbons galore from 10 cents to $3.   • Rhubarb Kitchen Shop will offer 50 percent off gadgets, acrylic ware and cookware items. • Creekside Books & Coffee will feature clearance items marked down by 50 to 70 percent, drink samples, and a complimentary 16-ounce drink of your choice with $30 book purchase from the café.   Men’s and women’s clothing, shoes, handbags, home accessories, pet accessories and stationery goods will also be on sale.   Merchants new to the village that will be participating for the first time are Isadora (58 E. Genesee St.), Lost & Fondue (33 Jordan St.), Endurance Monster (11 Fennell St.) and Hobby House Toys (7 Jordan St.). In addition, HABA USA will sell toys on the M&T Bank lawn.   Also new to this year’s Curbstone Festival is the Duck Dash, a fund-raiser that will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday on Skaneateles Creek, behind the Fennell Street locations of Kinney Drugs and CVS. The carnival-like event will feature food, games, and music by Tumbleweed Jones. Grand prize is $1,000. A Skaneateles YMCA membership will be awarded for the second-place duck; $500 for the third-place duck; Finger Lakes Scuba open water dive instruction and gear for the fourth-place duck; $250 for the fifth- and sixth-place ducks; a Mid-Lakes Navigation dinner cruise for the seventh-place duck; and $100 for the eighth-, ninth-, 10th- and last-place ducks.   Tickets are $5 and are on sale at the Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce, Hairtique, the Skaneateles Historical Society and the Skaneateles YMCA & Community Center (or can be bought from the strolling duck). The event is sponsored by the Bryce Family Foundation and Dave Pirro Ford. Proceeds will benefit Laker Limo, the Skaneateles YMCA & Community Center and the Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation.   As in years past, the Jackman Twins will perform magic, juggling and balloon art each day of the festival from noon to 4 p.m.   Musical entertainment will be provided throughout the weekend: Tom Barnes will perform from noon to 3 p.m. Thursday outside the Skaneateles Library; the Skaneateles Community Band, from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at the Gazebo; and the Finger Lakes Wind Quintet, from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday on the porch of the Masonic Temple.   “The Curbstone Festival is a longstanding tradition in the village and an experience not to be missed,” says Susan Dove, executive director of the Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce. “It’s so popular that people start asking about the date in January and plan their vacations around it.   “While the sidewalk sales are the draw, the Curbstone Festival is so much more,” she says. “We have something for everyone—visitors can take a Mid-Lakes Navigation cruise, try the village’s fine restaurants, and stay overnight at one of our historic inns or B&Bs.”   Parking is available at metered spots along the street or in the municipal lot (accessed through Genesee or State streets), where two-hour parking is free and all-day parking is $2. Free parking is also available at the old firehouse on Fennell Street and on various side streets.   For more information on the Curbstone Festival and to sign up for sales specials throughout the year, go to http://www.skaneateles.com.

Posted: Saturday, June 30th, 2012 @ 7:49 am by Curt
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The Redhouse presents Side Show the Musical outdoors in a real Circus Tent! As part of its 2012 Summer Theatre Festival, Red house Arts Center will feature a traveling production of Side Show the Musical! This unforgettable evening celebrating the bizarre and the beautiful will take place in a traditional circus tent! Performances begin in Sherrill on June 28th, 7pm and Skaneateles on June 29th and 30th at 7pm. The production will then travel to Great Camp Sagamore in the Adirondacks. Side Show is written by Bill Russell and Henry Krieger, and based on the true story of conjoined twins, Violet and Daisy Hilton, who became stars during the Depression. Told almost entirely in song, the show follows their progression from England to America, on the vaudeville circuit and to Hollywood on the eve of their appearance in the 1932 movie Freaks. The Redhouse production features Direction by Stephen Svoboda, Music Direction by Zachary Orts, Choroegraphy by Anton Briones,Set and Light Design by Tim Brown and Costume Design by Lisa Loen. The Acting Company includes Stephen Grant Douglas, Brian Detlefs, Leah Roth, Anton Briones, Amanda Bilger, and Chris Baron from NYC. Cast also includes local actors Howard Schall and Jessica Yagoda (Oneida),Crystal Scott (Syracuse), Grace Allyn(Skaneateles) Lucas Greer(Liverpool), Samantha Spadafore (Liverpool), Mary Nickson, Nathan Keep(Homer) Jason Belanger (Fayetteville), Kevin Phoenix (Liverpool), Larisa Karr (Syracuse), Elaine Koh(Manlius), Gabe and Lucy DiGenova (Syracuse) and David Marr. So visit our 1930‘s Circus tent – and enjoy this moving portrait of two women joined at the hip whose extraordinary bondage brings them fame but denies them love. “Daring, enthralling … [with] passion, empathy and directness [that is] reflected in the tidal pull of the music and the winning simplicity of the lyrics…. Grafts the Hilton sisters into the hearts of their audience.” – New York Times. Sherrill Performance: City of Sherrill Community Activity Center Lawn 139 East Hamilton Ave Sherrill, NY 13461 Skaneateles Performances: Austin Park Skaneateles, NY 13152 Side Show the Musical June 28th: Sherrill – Community Activity Center Lawn June 29th & 30th: Skaneateles – Austin Park 7:00 pm Teen & Adult Event $25 / $15 Members ($10 Admission- Ages 16 and Under) BUY NOW <https://secure.vertiglo.com/831/redhouse/2012JUNESIDESHOW.html>

Posted: Wednesday, June 27th, 2012 @ 2:01 pm by Curt
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As the election season draws ever closer and the mudslinging grows ever intense, we have decided to join in the fun here at Snake Oil Glassworks! We’ll be throwing mud around with abandon and by mud we mean clay! Please join us in welcoming ceramic artist, Dave Webster, to our studio for a wonderful night of pottery! He’ll be bringing his pottery wheel and “throwing” all sorts of fun ceramics for everyone to see! Even the glassblowers have started to dip into the mud business a bit, mixing up the refractory and goop that will soon go inside glass furnace Number Three! So pop by Friday, July 6th from 6pm-9pm to check out our progress and watch Dave create ceramic works of art right before your eyes.

 

We hope to see you there,

 

Phil and Peg 

 

Phil and Peg Austin

Snake Oil Glassworks, Inc

4251 Jordan Road

Skaneateles, NY 13152

315-685-5091-studio

www.snakeoilglassworks.com

Posted: Wednesday, June 27th, 2012 @ 1:57 pm by Curt
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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 6th – 30th – Altar Boyz – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  Produced by upstate NY’s most popular professional theater – Merry-Go-Round Playhouse.  Full of sharp parody, sinfully spectacular dancing, and irreverent humor, this spoof about a heavenly guy-group is adored by audiences. An extraordinary mix of side-splitting songs convincing enough to be played on MTV, uncontrollable laughs and lighthearted fun, this award-winning and totally original musical is pure delight. Suitable for all ages and will have the whole family laughing and singing along.   Visit web site or call box office for ticket prices and show times.  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

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

May 31st – July 11th – Auburn Photography Club Exhibit – Cayuga Community College – Library, 197 Franklin Street, Auburn.  Opening reception is on Thursday, May 31st from 5-7PM.  Artist talk, food and refreshments will be served for the reception.  Photography exhibit in the college library will run until July 11th.  Exhibit will be on view during library hours. FREE. 

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

June 27th – 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

June 27th – Owasco Lake Day 2012 – Emerson Park, 6914 East Lake Rd., Auburn.  Owasco Lake Day 2012 will feature a keynote address by Distinguished Fellow Frederick L. Kirschenmann, of the Leopold Center at Iowa State University.  Following the keynote address, a “Status of the Lake” panel, consisting of  Dr. John Halfman, of the Finger Lakes Institute, and Bruce Natale, from WQMA, will present information related to Owasco Lake.  Enjoy activities and games designed for children that will stress the importance of preserving and protecting the lake.  The popular resource fair and guided pontoon boat rides will again be held this year, along with a number of other activities.  Free, 3-7pm.

 

June 28th    - 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

June 28th  – 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

June 28th – 30th  – “The Pitch” – Theater Mack at the Cayuga Museum, 203 Genesee St., Auburn.   Dogwood DaysBlood and Fire – Book and Lyrics by: Jeffrey Couchman Music by: Lisa Heffter.  Blood and Fire, set in Victorian London is centered on the conflict between General Booth’s Salvation Army and the Skeleton Army, which opposes the temperance campaign. In the midst of this confrontation, follow Michael Remsen, an idealistic, atheist doctor from the wealthy West End who sets up a clinic in the poor East End where he falls in love with Amelia, who must ultimately decide between Michael and a life in the Salvation Army.

The Life of a Mob Wife – A Mafia Comedy – Book by: Corey Skaggs Music and Lyrics by: Michael Mott.  Trapped in a deteriorating marriage for the past ten years, life isn’t about to get any easier for Debra Delbono. The recent appointment of her husband, Tony, as mob boss, plus the discontinuation of her favorite Prada product have really put a damper on things. As Debra tries to patch up her marriage, Tony has “other plans” with a big-breasted blonde bimbo. What follows is a series of mishaps, miscommunications and misunderstandings culminating in the couple discovering true happiness in a very unexpected way!  Admission $20, 6/28, 7:30pm, 6/29, 8pm, 6/30, 5 & 8pm.  www.fingerlakesmtf.com  800-457-8897

June 29th – “Minnesota’s Singing Boys” – St. Mary’s Church, 15 Clark St., Auburn.  The Land of Lakes Choirboys of Minnesota, “Minnesota’s Singing Boys”, will present a concert of sacred and secular music sponsored by St. Mary’s Church & Willard Memorial Chapel. Come enjoy the wonderful sound of “angel voices” as the Land of Lakes Choirboys lift your soul with their gift of music.  Free, 7:30 pm.  315-252-9546

June 29th – Garden Concert Series – King Ferry Winery, 658 Lake Rd., King Ferry.  Free live music in our flower garden from 5 to 7 by “Restless”, and wine available by the glass or bottle – bring your friends! Food available for a fee – don’t cook dinner! Enjoy the evening with us.  www.treleavanwines.com  800-439-5217

June 29th – “The Artist” – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  The Artist, Michel Hazanavicius’s dazzling cinematic objet d’art, is all about the passing of the silent movie era from memory into myth. This is not a work of film history but rather a generous, touching and slightly daffy expression of unbridled movie love. Though its protagonist mourns the arrival of sound, The Artist itself is more interested in celebrating the range and power of a medium that can sparkle, swoon and suffer so beautifully that it doesn’t really need to have anything to say.  Tickets $5/online, $6/at the door, 6/29, 1:00 & 8:00 pm, 6/30, 8:00 pm.  www.auburnpublictheater.org  315-253-6669

June 29th   - 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  315-751-5657.

June 30th – Open House – King Ferry Winery, 658 Lake Rd., King Ferry.  Let the games begin! Summer is upon us and we are ready to have fun! Drop by for our Open House, enjoy a free sample of our house-made sangria, hear some free live music, and take advantage of special discounting to stock up on wine for the summer. We’ll have wine available by the glass or bottle – bring your friends and enjoy the afternoon!  Free, 10am-5pm.  www.treleavanwines.com     800-439-5217

July 1st – Music in the Barn – Izzo’s White Barn Winery, 6634 Cayuga Rd., Cayuga.  Dick and Erin Eldredge aka “Like Father, Like Daughter”.  Enjoy their link to the Musical Theatre Festival as Erin performs songs from the musical 9 to 5.  Free, 2-5pm.  www.izzoswhitebarnwinery.com/events/  315-283-8095

July 1st – 2nd ANNUAL SUMMER GARDEN TOUR – Hoopes Park Clubhouse, E. Genesee St., Auburn.  The tour will begin at Hoopes Park Clubhouse where directional maps describing the participating garden locations will be distributed. Tickets are $10 pre-sale, or $12.00 the day of the event. Pre-sale tickets will be available after June 1st at the Auburn Downtown BID Office, 128 Genesee Street, and at the Downtown Book and Coffee, 66 Genesee Street. All proceeds from the event will be put toward beautification projects slated for 2012-13.  Meet at the clubhouse at 1pm.  Tour lasts until 4pm.  www.beautifulauburn.org/projects/  315-255-3224

July 3rd – Sprint Car Summer Shootout -  Rolling Wheels Raceway Park, 8310 Grant Ave. Rd., Elbridge.  360 Spring Cars, 305 Sprint Cars (CMP Points), DIRTcar Stock Cars, and Midstate Vintage Stock Car Club.  Visit web site for ticket prices and show times.  www.rollingwheelsraceway.com  315-834-6606

July 3rd – Fireworks & Concert – Emerson Park, 6914 E. Lake Rd., Auburn.  The Syracuse University Brass Ensemble will be performing on the front porch of the newly improved pavilion. The performance will start at 8:00 and end at approximately 9:30. The fireworks show starts immediately following. This year H&J, the pavilion caterer will be offering food and refreshments.  www.co.cayuga.ny.us/parks/emerson  315-253-5611 

July 4th – 7th – Fourth of July Celebration – Band Stand Park & Town Field, Fair Haven.             7/4 – Boat parade at noon. 7/5 – Craft fair 10-6pm, parade at 7pm,  carnival on Cayuga St. following parade. 7/6 – Carnival, craft fair, smorgasbord at Community Church 4pm. 7/7 – 5K Run/walk for Hospice 9am, craft fair, Bayside Cruisers Classic Car Show 9-5pm, children’s parade 12:30pm, children’s matinee 1-5, band concert 7:30, wall of fire 9:15, fireworks 10pm.  www.fairhavenny.com  315-947-5628

 

 

 

July 5th – 7th – “The Pitch” – Theater Mack at the Cayuga Museum, 203 Genesee St., AuburnStar Child – Book by: Jennifer Stafford, Music by: Josh Freilich Lyrics by: Sarah UnderwoodBased on Oscar Wilde’s short stories, this fun-filled musical follows Mattan, the self-proclaimed “most beautiful boy in the world”. When a suave Marketing Man comes to town to send Mattan on tour, his fame goes to his head. However, when he becomes so self-centered and cruel that a witch takes his beauty, he must go on a journey and learn to see beauty through the eyes of others. Chez Morgan – Book and Lyrics by: W. Joseph Matheson, Music by: Logan MedlandThe original ‘torch singer’ and star of Broadway’s Showboat, Helen Morgan’s life couldn’t have been more melodramatic if scripted by a Hollywood writer. From singing French folk songs in Toronto railyards to beauty pageants in Montreal, to Ziegfeld chorus girl and Ziegfeld’s greatest leading lady, to losing the three men she loved most, Helen Morgan lived a life as colorful and heartbreaking as any of her songs.  www.fingerlakesmtf.com  800-457-8897

July 6th – First Friday Event – Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, 205 Genesee St. Auburn.  Enjoy live music by Tim Herron while viewing the summer exhibitions Super Saturated: Pigment & Pattern, Fold & Unfold: The Cloth and Quilts of Elin Noble, and Illuminations: 2012 by Skaneateles artist Thérèse Verley Strodel. Refreshments will be served.  Free, 5-8pm.  www.schweinfurthartcenter.org  315-255-1553

July 6th – First Friday Event – Seward House Museum, 33 South St., Auburn.  Seward House Museum will host a July First Friday event on July 6 from 5-8pm. A live musical performance by Michael Fedorchuk will take place in the gardens. The artwork of Phil Dello Stritto will be on display in the museum’s gallery. Tours and refreshments will be provided. Enjoy a summer evening of live music, local art and refreshments at the Seward House Museum. This event is free and open to the public.  www.sewardhouse.org  315-252-1283

July 6th – Bill W.- Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  Bill W. tells the story of William G. Wilson, co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous, a man included in TIME Magazine’s 100 Persons of the 20th Century. Interviews, recreations, and rare archival material reveal how Bill Wilson, a hopeless drunk near death from his alcoholism, found a way out of his own addiction and then forged a path for countless others to follow. With Bill as its driving force, A.A. grew from a handful of men to a worldwide fellowship of over 2 million men and women – a success that made him an icon within A.A., but also an alcoholic unable to be a member of the very society he had created. A reluctant hero, Bill Wilson lived a life of sacrifice and service, and left a legacy that continues every day, all around the world. Tickets $5/online, $6/at the door, 7/6 1:00 & 8:00 pm, 7/7, 8:00 pm.  www.auburnpublictheater.org  315-253-6669

July 6th – Garden Concert Series – King Ferry Winery, 658 Lake Rd., King Ferry.    Join us for free live blues in the garden, and wine available by the glass or bottle. This evening’s band is “Midnight Mood”, and food will catered in by The Wheelhouse Restaurant. Bring your friends and enjoy a relaxing evening.  5-7pm.  www.treleavenwines.com  800-439-5217

July 7th  - 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 6th – 8th – Cayuga County Fair – Weedsport Speedway, Route 31, Weedsport.  Exhibits will be on display in the Grange building, featuring art, crafts, photography, baked goods, floral arrangements, and house plants entered by local residents, both youth and adults.  A talent contest, a baby show, a basketball free throw, decorated bale contest and a pet show are among the many events being held throughout the four days of the Fair.  Plan to see Laura Hand, Channel 3 TV celebrity, judge the pet show on Sunday afternoon, at 1:30 pm.  Rides, games, food, live entertainment an special advents.  10am – Midnight.  www.cayugacountyfair.org    315-255-6154

July 7th & 8th  – Sterling Renaissance Festival – Family Weekend – Sterling Renaissance Festival, 15385 Farden Rd., Sterling.  Opening weekend special! Buy one adult ticket at regular price and get one ticket for HALF PRICE or one FREE CHILD’S TICKET! Help us kick off a great season by joining us on opening weekend July 7th and 8th at a great savings.  Call or check web site for ticket fees, 10am-7pm.  www.sterlingfestival.com  800-879-4446

July 7th & 8th – Seventh Annual Wine & Cigar Weekend – CJS Vineyards & Aurelius Winery, 6900 Fosterville Rd., Auburn.  Pair our handcrafted wines with fine cigars.  Complimentary cigars with wine purchase.  Free, noon-5pm.  www.cjsvineyards.com  315-730-4619

July 8th – CNYMRA District 3/WNY Racing/Upstate MX-AMA – Frozen Ocean Motorsports Complex, 4415 Vanderstouw Rd., Auburn.  Sanctioned event.   $10/admission, visit web site or call for entry fees, open 10am-dusk.  www.frozen-ocean.com  315-784-5466

July 8th – Tiffany Sunday Afternoon Concert Series – Willard Memorial Chapel, 17 Nelson St., Auburn.  Kevin Dorsey and Greg McCrea will perform at Willard Memorial Chapel. Come and celebrate the centennial of one of the 20th century’s greatest songwriters and musicians.  Further information on guitarist Kevin Dorsey can be obtained from his website www.kevindorseymusic.com .  Admission $10, 2pm.  www.willardchapel.org/Events.html     315-252-0339

July 8th – Cayuga County Museum Week – Old Brutus Historical Society Museum – Old Brutus Historical Society Museum, 8943 N. Seneca St., Weedsport.  Special events: Main floor – “For Freedom Sake” – manikins in garb including uniforms from colonial times, WW1, and present time. Lower floor – 200 years of local history.  7/9 & 7/10 – 9:00 am – noon, 7/11 – 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm  www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nycayuga/obhs/  315-834-9836

July 10th – Music & A Movie – Hoopes Park, 100 S. Herman Ave., Auburn.  Magical Mystery Tour will perform at Hoopes Park at 6:30 p.m.  Movie: Mr. Popper’s Penguins at 8:30 PM  Rated PG  Information for Parents: Common Sense Media says OK for kids 6+   The life of a businessman begins to change after he inherits six penguins, and as he transforms his apartment into a winter wonderland, his professional side starts to unravel.  Cast: Jim Carrey, Carla Gugino, Angela Lansbury, Ophelia Lovibond, Madeline Carroll Genres: Comedy, Family.  www.auburnny.gov  315-255-4737

July 11th – 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 – Quick Changewww.auburndowntown.org/  315-252-7874

 

 

 

 

 

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, June 27th, 2012 @ 1:56 pm by Curt
Filed under: Blog Skaneateles