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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

May 30th – June 20th – Kiss Me Kate – Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, 8977 E. Lake Rd., Auburn.  Kiss Me, Kate, the first ever winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical. An enduring love story with a raucous twist on Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew featuring the songs ‘Wunderbar’, ‘So In Love’, ‘Too Darn Hot’, and ‘Brush Up Your Shakespeare.’ Fans of Anything Goes won’t want to miss this Cole Porter classic.  Visit web site or call box office for ticket prices and show dates.  www.fingerlakesmtf.com  800-457-8897

 

 

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 OntarioGet 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 20th – 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.          4-7pm.  www.localharvest.org/pbmrc-farmers-market-M16939  315-776-9543

June 20th – Summer Solstice Walk – Sterling Nature Center, 15380 Jenzvolt Rd., Sterling.  Start your summer off on the right foot by taking a guided hike along the trails of the Sterling Nature Center in search of symbols for the changing seasons. What flora and fauna usher in summertime? Come enjoy and evening hike on the longest day of the year.  Free, 7pm.  www.cayuganet.org/sterlingpark  315-947-6143

 

 

June 21st  – 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 21st   - 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 21st – 23rd“The Pitch” – Theater Mack at the Cayuga Museum, 203 Genesee St., Auburn.   Dogwood Days - Book and Lyrics by: Rebekah Greer Melocik, Music by: Jacob Yandura – Kay McKenna is a writer who is hired by the government in 1936 to collect narratives from former slaves. Everyone on Kay’s list is dead or missing, except Cora Skye, a reclusive sharecropper. In exchange for the narratives, Kay agrees to work on the farm for free. Cora is haunted by the spirits of her past, literally. Learn about the legacies that are passed down to us as Americans, and our responsibility to carry on those legacies towards change.

Off With Her Maidenhead – Book and Lyrics by: Amy Claussen, Music by: James RushinThis irreverent musical steals from Disney Princess movies to retell history in a delicious romp. Based on the loosely true story of a 1500′s nunnery that was falsely fined for being a brothel, the Sisters decide they might as well raise funds doing just what they’re accused of! The dreams that you wish do come true, so be careful what you wish for!  $20/ticket, 6/21, 7:30pm 6/22, 8pm 6/23, 5 & 8pm.  www.fingerlakesmtf.com  800-457-8897

June 22nd  - 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 22ndChillin’ & Grillin’ – Aurora Inn, 391 Main St., Aurora.  Learn the art of the summer barbecue from Chef Rupert Robbins of Skillet & Embers Catering Co. You’ll bring home serious grill skills from this class, which will be held at the Wells College boathouse. From pulled pork and ribs to potatoes, corn, and fish, enjoy the best lakeside barbecue ever-and eat family style as the sun sets over beautiful Cayuga Lake. Dinner at 8:30, 20 person maximum.  $75/person, 6-8:30pm.  www. innsofaurora.com  315-364-8888

June 22nd & 23rd – Steve Jobs:  The Lost Interview – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.   An interview that reveals the burning passion of Steve Jobs, a passion that would go on to give us the iMac, the iPod, the iPhone and the iPad. As a tribute to an amazing man, Landmark is proud to be screening Steve Jobs – the Lost Interview.  Tickets $5/online, $6/at the door, 6/22, 1:00 pm  & 8:00 pm, 6/23, 8:00 pm.  www.auburnpublictheater.org 315-253-6669

 

June 23rd – Zabriskie Folk Series – Morgan Opera House, 370 Main St., Aurora.  Spend a sublime evening exploring the musical variations of “Time”. The Bottom Feeders, an Aurora institution whose existence exactly coincides with the restoration of the Morgan Opera House, present the seventh of their unique theme shows. This time, the subject is time: songs about due time, no time, good times, hard times, yesterday and tomorrow, centuries, years, hours and seconds. The event is timed to coincide with the six- month mark before the Mayan calendar expires in December. Eager as ever to entertain you with their folky acoustic style, the band members invite you to bring your watch, hourglass, or sundial to mark the Summer Solstice.  Adults $8, Seniors $6, Students/Children $4, 8pm.  www.morganoperahouse.org  315-364-5437

June 23rd – Marriage Equality Act Celebration – Sand Beach Church, 2950 Sand Beach Rd., Auburn.   A celebration for the anniversary of the passing and signing of the Marriage Equality Act.  Fun for all ages – face painters, hypnotherapist and much more.  Free, 2-6pm.                 315-406-4866

June 23rdThe Red House Presents: The TempestAuburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  American Drum Circle. The Tempest marks The Red House’s 4th season of bringing family-friendly and highly accessible Shakespeare to Upstate New York. Our traveling performances have captivated audiences young and old. Last year?s Romeo & Juliet reached over 3,000 people across CNY and the Adirondacks! This innovative 70 minute production transforms Auburn Public Theater into a magical theatrical event.  The Tempest is a great opportunity to see high quality, professional theater that’s fun for the whole family!  Free, 2pm.  www.auburnpublictheater.org  315-253-6669

June 24th – Summer Block Party – Downtown Auburn, Exchange St. Auburn.  The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival and the Cayuga County Chamber of Commerce will host the “Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival Block Party” featuring the annual “Flavor of the Finger Lakes”.  This exciting, fun-filled festival will showcase regional restaurants, bakeries, wineries & creameries plus the new Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival venus.  Enjoy street performances, piano renditions of show tunes, live music and much more.  Free, 1-5pm.  www.cayugacountychamber.com  315-252-7291

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 – 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 – 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 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 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

 

 

 

 

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 20th, 2012 @ 4:51 pm by Curt
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Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce

June 21, 2012 Fam Tour

Thank you for joining us on a Fam Tour of the Skaneateles Area.

Our tour begins at 10:00 AM from the Lake House, 3953 E. Genesee St., Auburn, NY 13021.

Next on our stop will be Skaneateles Suites located east of Lake House on Rt. 20 on your right.

We should arrive at Mirbeau Inn and Spa at 10:45 am.

Next we will go to Snake Oil Glassworks located in Mottville, NY

From Snake Oil parking lot, we will turn right on Jordan St. once in the Village turn right on Fennell St.

and head to the parking lot to carpool and proceed south on 41A. to Anyela’s before heading to Lockwood

Lavender Farm.

Once we head north from Lockwood Lavender Farm and east through the Village of Skaneateles on our

way to Beak & Skiff Distillery & Winery, rte 20 12 miles east of the Village, where we will have a

complimentary lunch and then head west on Rt 20, 6.7 miles with a stop at Patchwork Plus.

Back in the Village, you will have some free time to enjoy our scavenger hunt and then we will be off to

visit the Creamery Museum & Barrow Art Gallery.

Our day concludes with a 2:45 walk through on the Judge Ben Wiles and/or an optional complimentary

cruise at 3 PM.

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Tour stops with Address and Contact Information.

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Lake House, 3953 E. Genesee St., Auburn, NY 13021 (315) 685-1994

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Skaneateles Suites, Rt. 20 (315) 685-7568

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Mirbeau Inn & Spa, 851 W. Genesee St. (315) 685-5006

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Snake Oil Glassworks, 4251 Jordan Rd., Mottville, NY (315) 685-5091

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Anyela’s Vineyards, 2433 W. Lake Rd., (315) 685-3797

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Lockwood Lavender Farm, 1682 W. Lake Rd. (315) 685-5369

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Beak & Skiff Apple Winery (315) 677-9138 & Distillery (315) 677-5425 Rte. 20, Lafayette, NY

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Patchwork Plus, 2532 Cherry Valley Trnpke., Marcellus (315) 673-2208

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Creamery Museum, 28 Hannum St. (315) 685-1360

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Barrow Art Gallery, 49 E. Genesee St. (315) 685-5135

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Mid-Lakes Navigation (office) 11 Jordan St. (315) 685-8500

(Boats) located in Clift Park south side of Rt. 20 (next to the Gazebo)

Chamber Contact Info: Candy (315) 420-6563 or Sue (315) 730-1897

Posted: Wednesday, June 20th, 2012 @ 4:37 pm by Curt
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Barbara S. Wiles Turns 75, Begins 20th year of delivering mail along Skaneateles Lake   A Skaneateles business is making plans for its own Diamond Jubilee.   On July 1, Mid-Lakes Navigation will celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Barbara S. Wiles, a 36-passenger mahogany craft that is one of the few U.S. Mailboats still in operation.     Special sightseeing cruises on Skaneateles Lake will run at 1, 2 and 5 p.m. Tickets are $7.50 and can be purchased starting at 9 a.m. that day at Mid-Lakes Navigation, 11 Jordan Street. A “take-out” cruise, for $15, departs at 6:30 p.m.   In celebration of the diamond jubilee, birthday cake will be served, and passengers on the Barbara will receive a free raffle ticket, making them eligible to win diamond earrings from Skaneateles Jewelry, a gift certificate for a pair of Syracuse Chiefs tickets and other prizes.   Additionally, anyone born in 1937 is invited to take a free sightseeing cruise that day on either the Barbara S. Wiles or the Judge Ben Wiles. A sightseeing cruise on the Judge leaves at 3 p.m.   The Barbara S. Wiles was built in the mid-1930s by the J.E. and J.G. Lindsay Boat Co., of Hub Island, in the Thousand Islands. In 1937, Alden Shaw and Walter Harris, of Lake George Marine Industries, bought it for $10,000.   The vessel, then named Roamer, was placed ashore at Fishers Landing on Nov. 10, 1937. A week later, it journeyed to Lake George, where it enjoyed a 40-year career. After the Lake George Steamboat Co. bought Lake George Marine Industries, the Roamer was taken out of service. Once overhauled, it served as a sightseeing boat in Bolton Landing through 1980.   In March 1981, Peter Wiles Sr., founder of Mid-Lakes Navigation, bought the vessel for use as a dinner boat on Skaneateles Lake. The craft was launched in Skaneateles on April 28, following considerable renovation and the installation of diesel engines. Renamed the Barbara S. Wiles, after Wiles’ mother, it sailed for the first time on Skaneateles Lake on May 23, 1981.   The Barbara S. Wiles suffered a close call the following January, when it—and the flatbed rail car supporting it—slid 50 feet into the lake. The accident, believed to have been weather-related, caused about $20,000 in damage.      But what 75-year-old doesn’t have a harrowing tale to tell?   Mailboat cruises on the Barbara begin July 2; cruises run Monday through Saturday (except holidays), 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., through Sept. 4. Tickets are $23/adults, $17/children (plus $8 for an optional lunch).   For more information, call (315) 685-8500 or go to www.midlakesnav.comor the Mid-Lakes Navigation page on Facebook.  

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Posted: Friday, June 15th, 2012 @ 9:00 pm by Curt
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On-going Onondaga County Events!

 

~  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.

 

~  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.

 

~   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.

 

~  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.

 

 

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 6/27/2012

Event:     Wednesdays at Wise Guys

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

For More Info:  315-477-9898

 

Continuing thru 6/23/2012

Event:     Exhibit:  Mission Modern – The Paintings of Darryl Hughto

Location:  Dalton’s American Decorative Arts, 1931 James, Syracuse

For More Info:  315-463-1568

 

Continuing thru 10/31/2012

Event:     Upstate NY Truth Hunters Ghost Walk 2012

Location:  Kitty Hoynes Restaurant, 301 W. Fayette Street, Syracuse

For More Info:  315-516-0790

 

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 6/16/2012

Event:     Rarely Done Productions presents Bunked!

Location:  CNY Jazz Central, 300 West Fayette Street, Syracuse

For More Info:  315-546-3224

 

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 6/27/2012

Event:     Jesus Bas Spanish Guitar at bc

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

For More Info:  315-701-0636

 

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

 

Starts:  6/14/2012         Ends: 6/16/2012

Event:     John DiCrosta & Rob Steen Live at Wise Guys

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

For More Info:  315-477-9898

 

Starts:  6/14/2012         Ends: 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

 

Starts:  6/14/2012         Ends: 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

 

Starts:  6/15/2012         Ends: 6/15/2012

Event:     Friday Night Music at bc with Anna Vogel

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

For More Info:  315-701-0636

 

 

Starts:  6/15/2012         Ends: 6/15/2012

Event:     Leadership Greater Syracuse Fireside Chat

Location:  Home of Walter Miller & Jane Verostek, 200 Piercefield Drive, Solvay

For More Info:  315-422-5471

 

Starts:  6/15/2012         Ends: 6/16/2012

Event:     Juneteenth Festival

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

For More Info:  315-491-6325

 

Starts:  6/15/2012         Ends: 6/16/2012

Event:     Syracuse Astronomical Society Public Observing Session

Location:  Darling Hill Observatory, Strong Road, Tully

For More Info:  315-559-4737

 

Starts:  6/15/2012         Ends: 6/16/2012

Event:     What’s Blooming

Location:  Various Gardens in Skaneateles, West Genesee and Jordan Streets, Skaneateles

For More Info:  315-685-3943

 

Starts:  6/15/2012         Ends: 6/17/2012

Event:     NBHA “Syracuse Spectacular” Barrel Racing

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

For More Info:  706-823-3728

 

Starts:  6/15/2012         Ends: 6/17/2012

Event:     Play:  The Tempest

Location:  Red House Arts Center, 201 S. West Street, Syracuse

For More Info:  315-425-0405

 

Starts:  6/15/2012         Ends: 6/23/2012

Event:     Onondaga Historical Association presents Historic Oakwood Cemetery Ghostwalk

Location:  Oakwood Cemetery, 940 Comstock Avenue, Syracuse

For More Info:  315-428-1864 x312

 

Starts:  6/16/2012         Ends: 6/16/2012

Event:     19th Annual Strathmore-by-the-Park Historic Homes Tour

Location:  Strathmore Neighborhood, Crossett Street- entrance to Onondaga Park, Syracuse

For More Info:  315-430-3248

 

 

Starts:  6/16/2012         Ends: 6/16/2012

Event:     Art on the Porches

Location:  Various homes in the Strathmore district of Syracuse, Ruskin & Clairmonte Avenues, Syracuse, For More Info:  800-234-4797

 

Starts:  6/16/2012         Ends: 6/16/2012

Event:     Concert:  Ani DiFranco with special guest Martin Sexton

Location:  Papermill Island, 136 Spensieri Ave., Baldwinsville

For More Info:  716-852-8020

 

Starts:  6/16/2012         Ends: 6/17/2012

Event:     Bridle Path Manor Open English Horse Show

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

For More Info:  315-729-8507

 

Starts:  6/16/2012         Ends: 6/17/2012

Event:     Race on the Lake

Location:  Onondaga Lake Park – Willow Bay area, 3813 Long Branch Road, Liverpool

For More Info:  315-730-7498

 

Starts:  6/17/2012         Ends: 6/17/2012

Event:     9th Annual Wildflowers & Wine

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

For More Info:  315-568-8190

 

Starts:  6/17/2012         Ends: 6/17/2012

Event:     B104.7 presents Country Throwdown

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

For More Info:  315-487-7711

 

Starts:  6/17/2012         Ends: 6/17/2012

Event:     Concert:  The Shenandoah Trio

Location:  Hendricks Chapel – Syracuse University, Sims Drive, Syracuse

For More Info:  800-234-4797

 

Starts:  6/17/2012         Ends: 6/17/2012

Event:     Daddy O Orienteering Event

Location:  Pratt’s Falls, 7673 Pratts Falls Road, Pompey

For More Info:  315-458-6406

 

 

Starts:  6/17/2012         Ends: 6/17/2012

Event:     Rock, Pop, Doo Wop and Dinner featuring the Ladies of Soul and the group Street Corner Doo Wop, Location:  Paul Robeson Performing Arts Center, 805 E. Genesee St., Syracuse

For More Info:  315-299-6407

 

Starts:  6/21/2012         Ends: 6/21/2012

Event:     Concert:  James Taylor

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

For More Info:  315-435-8000

 

Starts:  6/21/2012         Ends: 6/21/2012

Event:     Film Screening: Pariah

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

For More Info:  315-442-2943

 

Starts:  6/21/2012         Ends: 6/21/2012

Event:     Game of S.K.A.T.E.

Location:  Onondaga Lake Park, 106 Lake Drive, Liverpool

For More Info:  315-453-6712

 

Starts:  6/21/2012         Ends: 6/23/2012

Event:     Gemini & Chris Roach Live at Wise Guys

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

For More Info:  315-477-9898

 

Starts:  6/22/2012         Ends: 6/22/2012

Event:     Friday Night Music at bc with John Dean and Friends

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

For More Info:  315-701-0636

 

Starts:  6/22/2012         Ends: 6/22/2012

Event:     Palace Theatre Presents Summer Kickoff 2012 with Fast Times At Ridgemont High & Dazed And Confused, Location:  Palace Theater, 2384 James St., Syracuse

For More Info:  315-436-4723

 

Starts:  6/22/2012         Ends: 6/22/2012

Event:     Summer Brewfest

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

For More Info:  315-471-9597

 

 

Starts:  6/22/2012         Ends: 6/23/2012

Event:     Syracuse Jazz Fest

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

For More Info:  800-234-4797

 

Starts:  6/22/2012         Ends: 6/24/2012

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:  6/22/2012         Ends: 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:  6/23/2012         Ends: 6/23/2012

Event:     Syracuse Celebrates World Refugee Day

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

For More Info:  315-474-7428   x45

 

Starts:  6/24/2012         Ends: 6/24/2012

Event:     Ironman 70.3 Syracuse

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

For More Info:  813-868-5940

 

Starts:  6/24/2012         Ends: 6/24/2012

Event:     Mopar Madness Car Show

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

For More Info:  315-794-2097

 

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:  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:  7/20/2012         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:  7/27/2012         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:     Skaneateles Antique and Classic Boat Show

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

For More Info:  315-685-0552

 

Posted: Friday, June 15th, 2012 @ 8:57 pm by Curt
Filed under: Blog Skaneateles

 
 
 
 

Art Glass Exhibition Opens at Imagine  

 

 “Soul Cages: An Exploration of Change, Time and Process,” featuring the work of R. Jason Howard, will be on view throughout July at Imagine, the fine arts and fine craft gallery at 38 E. Genesee St., Skaneateles.   The exhibition, which showcases Howard’s flame-worked glass sculptures, ornaments and functional pieces, opens 6 to 9 p.m. July 6, as part of the village’s First Friday celebration. Refreshments will be provided, along with entertainment by the Usual Suspects.   “This series is about inner life forces,” says Howard, of Skaneateles, a progressive glass artist who specializes in borosilicate flameworking. “The simple bubble is the genesis of all blown forms, perhaps even the soul of glass. I prefer blown glass forms because they capture a unique part of the handmade artistic process—the human breath.   “In these works, I’ve tried to ‘let go,’ allowing the bubbles to expand as large as they can without exerting too much control over their shape,” he says. “Piercing the bubbles with a flame leaves only their pure essence: These captured forms are reduced to their absolute basic structure or inner life force. They are not stitched or woven, but rather blown, manipulated, and finally revealed. Layers of fumed gold and silver amplify their ability to capture, hold and reflect light’s divine mystic qualities.”   Howard, owner of Cicada Glassworks, began working with glass in 1997 as a senior at Hamilton College, under the tutelage of Robert Palusky. After a two-year internship as Hamilton’s ceramic studio technician and a scholarship to the Studio of the Corning Museum of Glass, he began studying both off-hand glassblowing and flameworking with such renowned artists as Cesare Toffolo, Emilio Santini, William Gudenrath, Robert Mickelsen, James Nowak, Suellen Fowler and Loren Stump. Howard’s work is in the permanent collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and has been shown at Snyderman-Works Galleries in Philadelphia, the Museum of Arts and Design in New York, Kittrell/Riffkind Art Glass in Dallas and the Glasshouse Gallery in Seattle. 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 8 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 www.imagineskaneateles.com or www.facebook.com/imagineskaneateles.     

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Posted: Friday, June 15th, 2012 @ 8:55 pm by Curt
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