On-going Onondaga County Events!
Ø Onondaga Lake Park – Central New York’s premier park conveniently located on Rt. 370 in Liverpool. Parkway Sundays begin on July 10th & continue thru August 28th. Call 453-6712 or go to www.OnondagaCountyParks.com for details.
Ø Celebrate every season with a visit to the Rosamond Gifford Zoo. Enjoy animal enrichment activities and demonstrations! For details, go to the website (www.RosamondGiffordZoo.org) or call 435-8511.
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 IMAX Movies: Under the Sea, Extreme, Mystery of the Great Lakes & Alaska 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 Baltimore Woods Nature Center is feature works from artists Diana Whiting & Margaret Manring. For details call 673-1350 or go to www.BaltimoreWoods.org for details!
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 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 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 the exciting exhibit The Works of David MacDonald. Call 474-6064 or visit the website at www.Everson.org for details.
Ø Downtown Syracuse’s annual Farmers Market will be held every Tuesday from June 14 through October 11 in Clinton Square. Call 422-8284 or visit the website at www.DowntownSyracuse.com for details.
Ø The Central Library at the Galleries is featuring the two exciting art exhibits. For more information call 435-1834 or visit the website at www.onlib.org for details.
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Syracuse Convention & Visitors Bureau
CenterState Corporation for Economic Opportunity
572 South Salina St., Syracuse, NY 13202
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The Weeks Art Gallery at Baltimore Woods Nature Center is pleased to present Natural Selections, an exhibit of watercolor paintings by Bob Ripley. On exhibit from September 5th through October 28th, 2011 in the Weeks Art Gallery, 4007 Bishop Hill Road, Marcellus, NY, this collection of work in transparent watercolor is open to the public during business hours: Monday through Friday 9am-4pm, and Saturday 10am-4pm. A reception for the artist will be held Saturday, September 10, from 2-4pm. The gallery and the reception are open to the public. There is no admission charge, and parking is free.
The natural world informs Ripley’s work as a wildlife artist. Painting in the realist tradition of the masters Winslow Homer and Andrew Wyeth, Ripley’s work demonstrates a level of understanding known only by those in direct contact with the wild ones.
Ripley is an avid outdoorsman and spends many hours fly fishing, canoeing, hiking and cross-country skiing. “Encounters with nature through my numerous outdoor hobbies provide a wide array of creative opportunities,” says Ripley. “Wildlife and natural forms have served as inspiration for my artwork ever since I was a young boy painting watercolors on cardboard shirt boxes. .. A painting’s composition is very important to me, and working in fine detail allows me to get into the animal or fish’s skin, so to speak.” he continues.
Ripley sums up his dual interest in art and nature: “There is a classic, and often spectacular beauty to be found in the natural world. Through my art, I am able to immerse myself in that wild aesthetic.”
Bob Ripley is a native of upstate NY and was born and raised in Elmira. He is a Navy veteran and an honors graduate of the School of Visual and Performing Arts at Syracuse University. After a successful career as an art director in advertising, he is now retired and able to fully pursue his passion for wildlife art. He resides in the country near Skaneateles, NY.
Please visit: www.baltimorewoods.org, and www.bobripley.com for more information on this talented, “natural” artist.
Baltimore Woods Nature Center is located at 4007 Bishop Hill Road, Marcellus, NY 13108
Hours: Interpretive Center is open M-F 9am-4pm, Saturday 10am-4pm, closed Sundays.
The hiking trails and parking are free and open every day from dawn to dusk.
Baltimore Woods Nature in the City brings authentic natural science learning to K-6 grade urban school children. Supported by the Syracuse City School District and corporate sponsors, tied to the Syracuse City School District curriculum and New York State Science Standards, lesson content supports teachers while directly impacting students. Holding programs in parks and neighborhood green spaces as well as the classroom, students’ earliest learning experiences in the sciences are relevant, meaningful and fun.
Visit www.baltimorewoods.org for more information
Thursday, August 18 – “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. www.dillsrun.com/vineyard.htm 315-889-5007
Friday, August 19 – Garden Concert Series – King Ferry Winery, 658 Lake Rd (off Route 90), King Ferry. Free wine tastings throughout the music. Wine available for purchase by the glass or bottle. Food available for purchase from local vendors. Cost of admission – FREE! www.treleavenwines.com 800-439-5271
Friday, August 19 – Sunday, August 21 – SONGS OF BROADWAY – Cayuga Community College Irene Bisgrove Theater, 197 Franklin St., Auburn. Auburn Players Summer Youth Theater presents an evening of Broadway Music. Performances of your favorite Broadway musicals including Rent, Cinderella, Annie, and many more!! Fri. & Sat. 8:00pm. Sun. 2:00pm. Tickets are $12 General Admission, $10 Senior/Student, and $7 for kids under 12.
Friday, August 19 – Tuesday, September 6 – Lake Ontario Counties’ Fall Fishing Derby – Lake Ontario, Fair Haven. Adult & youth derby categories include salmon, brown trout, lake trout, rainbow/steelhead and walleye, prizes. www.loc.org 888-733-5246
Saturday, August 20 – Sunday, August 21 – A Taste of Sterling Weekend – Many say that they go to the Festival just for our food and drink. Which is why we choose this final weekend to feature our wide array of delectable delights! Buy a food wheel to sample the many choices of entrees, deserts, and beverages. Eat like a real King with the introduction of the The Royal Feast Plate, at the Rose & Crown Tavern. Eat it all in the time allowed and it’s free! Sat. & Sun. 10am – 7pm. Fee. www.sterlingfestival.com 800-879-4446
Saturday, August 20 – Susan May and the Stars of Tomorrow Visit the 1980’s – Morgan Opera House, 370 Main Street, Route 90, Aurora. Susan May and the Stars of Tomorrow sing and dance the songs from World War II. Remember the great tunes from the early 1940’s? The songs to which you could sing and dance? Songs like: ’Happy Days,’ ’Chattanooga Choo Choo,’ ’White Cliffs of Dover,’ and ’Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy.’ Join us for the music that brought us through the war. $5 for all tickets. www.morganoperahouse.org 315-364-5437
Sunday, August 21 – Fly-In/Drive-In breakfast – Whitford Airport, 3043 Ditmar Rd., Weedsport. ggs, pancakes, sausage and doughnuts will be served with coffee, juice and milk. Plenty of aircraft to view. There will be Skydiving going on weather permitting. Contact John Whitford for more info. $6.00 for adults, children under 12 are $3.00, and children under 5 are free. 7:30am till noon. www.whitfordairport.com 315-834-9950
Tuesday, August 23 – Music & A Movie – Hoopes Park, East Genesee St., Auburn. Music – Stone Soul Foundation starts at 6:30pm. Movie – Rio starts at 8:30pm. Free. www.ci.auburn.ny.us 315-255-4737
Saturday, August 13 – “Second Saturday” – Aurora Arts & Design Center, 371 Main St., Aurora. Meet these artists & enjoy a special discount on their art during these two hours! Come meet Gary whose whimsical work delights collectors; Fran Rosenkrans and her bestselling beaded bracelets; and Ellen Wikstrom with her custom and original lampshades! 2:00 – 4:00pm. ALEXANDER MILLEN Sensational Mid- Summer Sales! Save from 10%-25% on all jewelry, furniture, crystal, ceramics, mirrors, framed wall art and vintage patio/garden furniture. www.auroraartsanddesign.com 315-364-8005 or 315-364-5408
Saturday, August 13 – Annual Teddy Bears’ Picnic – Morgan Opera House, 370 Main St., Route 90, Aurora. Award-winning storyteller Jay Stetzer will captivate all ages through a unique interplay of the spoken word, mime and audience participation in ’Bear-ly Serious Stories and Songs from Around the World.’ This program will conclude our summer reading program ’One World, Many Stories.’ Bring your favorite bear and a picnic lunch. 12:30pm. Come at noon to picnic. Free. www.morganoperahouse.org 315-364-5437
Saturday, August 13 – Dragonflies – Master’s of the Sky – Sterling Nature Center, 15730 Jensvold Road, off Route 104A, Sterling. Join Naturalist Jim D’Angelo for an indoor presentation and discussion on the dragonflies of central NY followed by a hunt for these insect masters of the sky. Take a hike to wetlands and meadow to observe and identify these amazing flying creatures. 1:00pm. www.cayuganet.org/sterlingpark 315-947-6143
Saturday, August 13 – 2nd Annual Canal Splash Historic Canal Tour – Montezuma Historical Society. 3pm. As part of the statewide Canal Splash event, join the MHS on a day-long celebration of the Erie Canal sponsored jointly with Old Brutus Historical Society in Weedsport and the Lock 52 Historical Society in Port Byron. We will follow the Erie Canal westward through Cayuga County following water through the three canal villages. More more information with time schedules and details may be located at: http://canalsplashblogspot.com 315-776-4656
Saturday, August 13 – Founder’s Day – History on Wheels – Downtown Auburn, Genesee St. Auburn’s Antique Car Club will be the focus; more than 50 other car clubs have been invited to participate. Hundreds of vintage cars will line the streets of downtown, while live bands, food vendors, artisan crafters and children’s activities entertain visitors. 315-255-4104
Sunday, August 14 – Carolyn Kelly Blues Band – Izzo’s White Barn Winery, 6634 Cayuga Rd., Cayuga. Izzo’s proudly presents ’Blues in the Barn’ with Syracuse’s Carolyn Kelly Blues Band, August 14th from 4 – 7 PM. My love of the blues has me pumped for what should be an awesome show at the White Barn Winery Performing Arts Center, aka the barn. Those who have lived the blues, love the blues. www.izzoswhitebarnwinery.com 315-252-2535 or 315-283-8095
Sunday, August 14 – Tour of Local Barns – Howland Stone Store Museum, 2956 State Route 34B, Sherwood. Buy a ticket in at the Museum in Sherwood and trace the history of barn construction as form followed function in this iconic form of vernacular architecture. Visit different barns from those on our 2010 tour to see how building styles changed as farming methods adapted to new trends and technologies in agriculture. Meet the proud owners and gain a new appreciation for the heart of farming’s economic impact on the lo
Sunday, August 14 – Owls: Rulers of the Night – Sterling Nature Center, 15730 Jensvold Road, off Route 104A, Sterling. Discover how owls rule the night by exploring their adaptations, hunting skills, where they roost and how to find them. Take a stroll through the night in search of the interesting and elusive predators. 8:00pm. www.cayuganet.org/sterlingpark 315-947-6143
Sunday, August 14 – Annual Pig Roast – Sterling Lakeshore Park & Nature Center, 15730 Jensvold Rd., Sterling. Annual fundraiser with live entertainment, free. www.cayuganet.org/sterlingpark 315-947-6143
Sunday, August 14 – The Great Race XXXIV – Emerson Park, Route 38A, Auburn. Team triathlon for participants of all ages and abilities. The annual post race celebration is a much anticipated area summer event. All racers and volunteers are treated to a complimentary lunch, wholesome refreshments and an entertaining live band all within the setting of beautiful Emerson Park. Along with the racers, many area spectators and ’summer fun enthusiasts’ are always on hand to join in the fun. All races begin at 9:30AM. http://www.great-race.com/ 315-252-7139
Sunday, August 14 – St. Francis of Assisi Parish Festival – 299 Clark St., Auburn. Featuring Italian & American Foods. Italian pastries, gelato, and refreshments. Children’s tent. 10:30am – 7:00pm. Free entertainment.
Tuesday, August 16 – Exhibition Highlight Tour – Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn. Allison Graff, Program Director at the Schweinfurth, will provide a 30 minute overview of the current exhibitions. View the 3 – New York Prints of Mind: Prints from Universal Limited Art Editions, Jane Dunnewold: Sacred Planet, and Brian Roach: A Transgressive Look at Beauty. Tours at 12:30pm. Adults $6, members and children under 12 free. www.myartcenter.org 315-255-1553
Tuesday, August 16 – Music & A Movie – Hoopes Park, East Genesee St., Auburn. Music – Mark Doyle & The Maniacs starts at 6:30pm. Movie – Despicable Me starts at 8:30pm. Free. www.ci.auburn.ny.us 315-255-4737
Wednesday, August 17 – Tiffany Summer Concert Series – Willard Memorial Chapel, 17 Nelson St., Auburn. Noon. Lori Rhodes Pettit & John Gar Pettit. Piano Concert, free and open to the public. Donations accepted. Visit the Friends of Hospice Thrift Shop and the Literacy Volunteers of America sponsored Used Book Sale before or after the concert at Willard Memorial Chapel. www.willardchapel.org 315-252-0339
Wednesday, August 17 – Summer Wine Dinner – King Ferry Winery, 658 Lake Rd (off Route 90), King Ferry. Wonderful food paired with their best wines, served at the winery in their transformed barrel room. Call for price & menu. Enjoy a talk about wines by the winemaker. Reservations required by Aug. 3rd. Dinner at 6:00pm. www.treleavenwines.com 800-439-5271
Wednesday, August 17 – Downtown Auburn BID Summer Concert Series 2011 – Market Street Park, Auburn. Quigsy & the Bird Irish Music – 6-7pm. Oswego Valley Fiddlers – 7-8pm. Free. Enjoy a beautiful summer evening outdoors. Bring your family and chairs, rain or shine. www.auburndowntown.org 315-252-7874
Thursday, August 18 – Free Concerts – Casey Park, 150 N. Division St., Auburn. Music by The Funky Blu Roots – starts at 6:30pm. Free. www.ci.auburn.ny.us 315-255-4737
Wednesday, July 13 – 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 July 13 – 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
Wednesday July 13 – 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, July 9 – Sunday, August 21 – Sterling Renaissance Festival – 15385 Farden Rd., Sterling. Make plans to travel back in time! Weekends only, Elizabethan festival with live theater, music, dancing, hand-crafted wares and games, 10am-7pm $. http://sterlingfestival.com/ (800) 879-4446
Wednesday, July 13 – August 20 – Cooking with the Calamari Sisters – Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange St.,Auburn. Cooking with the Calamari Sisters takes place on the set of the sister’s fictional cable-access cooking show Mangia Italiano. The zany Calamari sisters take their audiences on a wild and laugh filled romp as they prepare their latest dishes while belting out all of your old favorites from Que Sera Sera to Mambo Italiano. www.merry-go-round.com (800) 457-8897
Wednesday, July 27 – Wednesday, August 17 – 42nd Street – Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, Rt. 38A, Auburn. The original song and dance fable of the Great White Way will be lively, lavish and spectacular; it has everything you love about a Broadway musical including incredible numbers, “We’re in the Money,”, “Shuffle off to Buffalo,” and “Lullaby of Broadway”. www.merry-go-round.com (800) 457-8897
Wednesday, August 10 – Tiffany Summer Concert Series – Willard Memorial Chapel, 17 Nelson St., Auburn. Noon. Donna Riester – Organ Concert. Concerts are free and open to the public. Donations accepted. Visit the Friends of Hospice Thrift Shop and the Literacy Volunteers of America sponsored Used Book Sale before or after the concert at Willard Memorial Chapel. www.willardchapel.org 315-252-0339
Wednesday, August 10 – Downtown Auburn BID Summer Concert Series 2011 – Market Street Park, Auburn. The Buddy Barrette Band. Free, starts at 6pm. Enjoy a beautiful summer evening. Bring your family and chairs, rain or shine. www.auburndowntown.org 315-252-7874
Wednesday, August 10 – Brown Bag Lecture – Seward House Musem, 33 South St., Auburn. Bring a lunch and enjoy Lee Coalson speak about historic Auburn postcards. The public is encouraged to bring their own personal Auburn postcards to share. This event is free and open to the public. Noon. www.sewardhouse.org 315-252-1283
Thursday, August 11 – Free Concert – Clifford Park, 81 Mary St., Auburn. Music by the Auburn Civic Band – starts at 6:30pm. Free. www.ci.auburn.ny.us 315-255-4737
Thursday, August 11 – “Country Music” at Dill’s Run – Dill’s Run Winery, 3862 State Route 90, Union Springs. “Country Music” 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. www.dillsrun.com/vineyard.htm 315-889-5007
Friday, August 12 – Garden Concert Series – King Ferry Winery, 658 Lake Rd., King Ferry. Free wine tastings throughout the music. Wine available for purchase by the glass or bottle. Food available for purchase from local vendors. Cost of admission – FREE! 5:00 – 7:00pm. www.treleavenwines.com (800) 439-5271
Saturday, August 13 – GENESEE Light the Night – Market Street Park, Auburn. Sponsored by North American Breweries, witness the lighting of the beloved Genesee Beer sign with LED lights at 9pm. Enjoy the 70s Band Concert playing in the Park. 315-252-7874
Saturday, August 13 & Sunday, August 14 – Renaissance Man Weekend – Sterling Renaissnce Festival, 15385 Farden Rd., Sterling. Watch local celebrities compete in the Renaissance Man Challenge for Charity. Prove your worth to the ladies by trying your hand in games of strength and whit. Sat. & Sun. 10am – 7pm. Fee. www.sterlingfestival.com 800-879-4446