Since 1980, the Skaneateles Festival has brought world-class musicians to this charming lakeside community for four weeks of chamber music, chamber orchestra and children’s concerts in the late summer.
The informal setting, innovative programming and community involvement make this an especially nurturing spot for performers who are eager to return again and again, and who are warmly embraced (and fed and housed) by the Festival audience. And the listeners, in turn, are richly rewarded by breathtaking, one-time-only performances by ensembles which have just been formed this week in this magical place.
For more information please visit the Skaneateles Festival website.
FIRST FRIDAY ART WALK and OPEN HOUSE
The First Friday of every month is a special one from May through December in Skaneateles. It is a night to celebrate the arts in Skaneateles, as well as stroll the streets and the shops, and grab a bite to eat at one of the many local restaurants. You will be amazed at the talents of the potters, painters, poets and musicians in our community. It is also a night for all the unique shops in Skaneateles to showcase what is new. Many businesses will also have refreshments for you as well! Come to First Friday in Skaneateles!
Skaneateles welcomes the return of First Friday May 2.
The May to December romance of the arts, now in its eighth year, features artwork from students in the Skaneateles Central School District, along with gallery openings, tastings and entertainment. The event runs 5 to 8 p.m., with some shops open later.
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May 24, 2014 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Huskies, eagles, and squirrels, oh my! The Seward House Museum welcomes animal lovers of all ages to participate in a series of pet themed activities. From 1- 2 PM is the Paws & Claws tour of the museum that relates the family’s rich history of pets and the stories behind them taken directly from personal letters and diaries. From 2 – 2:30 will be a story time activity relating to Aesop’s Fables, a series of classic animal themed tales that Fanny Seward read as a child. From 3 – 4 PM the finale will be a costumed pet parade in the museum’s garden, where families can show off their favorite furry, scaly or feathered friend in a costume of their choice with prizes awarded by local judges. Local pet adoption agencies will be present throughout the day to provide information on adopting a critter of your own.
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May 2nd 5pm-8pm
Join us for a First Friday reception, featuring live American acoustic music by guitar player & vocalist, Tim Herron, and a photography exhibit by emerging artist, Caleb Filer. Tim is based out of Syracuse, New York and plays in a band, as well as playing and singing solo. Caleb is studying photography at Onondaga Community College, where he is graduating in May 2014. His work focuses on “details often overlooked,” resulting in breathtaking images of the natural world.
In addition to our First Friday reception, the Seward House Museum will be participating in a small Arbor Day ceremony taking place in Seward Park at 7 pm, where a tree will be planted. Please stop by to be a part of this celebration.
As always, guests are invited into the Museum to view the Dining and Drawing Rooms, with docents on hand to answer questions and interpret the spaces. Complimentary refreshments will be served.
This event is free and open to the public.
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