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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. 

      Jan. 18thFestival of Fun – Fingerlakes Mall, 1579 Clark St. Rd., Auburn.  Disney themed bounce house, DJ, crafts, raffles and more.  Free, 6-8pm.  www.fingerlakesmall.com               315-255-1188

Jan. 18th & 19th – Not For Sale II – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  Based on the book Not For Sale by David Batstone, covers what modern-day abolitionists are doing to fight the rampant terrors of human trafficking in the US and abroad. Traveling over 120,000 miles across five continents, Producer and Director Robert Marcarelli and his film crew gathered undercover footage on this billion-dollar industry and interviewed the heroes that are determined to see it end. Not only does the film expose harsh realities, but it also breathes new hope into the issue by documenting the valiant work of contemporary emancipators and the practical steps they’ve taken to mount an anti-slavery movement. Stories told by the people who’ve lived them, these compelling accounts aim to inspire individuals to practical action. It’s time the world knew the realities of slavery. It’s time to spread the word that a new era for Abolitionists is at hand.  Tickets $5/online, $6/at the door, 1/18, 1:00 & 8:00 pm, 1/19, 8:00 pm.  www.auburnpublictheater.org  315-253-6669

Jan. 20th – Tapas & Wine Pairings – The Apple Station, 5279 Cross Rd., Cayuga.  The Apple Station presents Tapas & Wine Pairings with international Chef Ruben Lopez from Zobroso Restaurant – Oneida and Wine Enthusiast/Educator Rigo Martinez Jr. Chef Lopez introduces diners to International foods and flavors that they may not have experienced. Born in Spain, Lopez grew up in Puerto Rico and worked in French restaurants after graduating from the Culinary Institute of America 13 years ago. Reception: Sparkling Wines and NYS Cheeses Spicy Chicken Empanadas with Shock Absorber – NY Mini Shrimp Paella with Thirty Weight White – NY Lamb Meatballs with Tomato & Almond Sauce with Matao Tempranillo – Spain Wild Mushroom Risotto with Falorni #1 Chianti – Italy Grilled Hanpger Steak with Chimichurri with Tupun Reserve – Malbec – Argentina Blue Cheese Mousse with Figs and Walnuts with Green Light – NY Chocolate Dessert with Norwood Port – NY.  $40/person, 1pm.  www.theapplestation.com     315-889-5185

Jan 20thCitywide Celebration of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. – Apostolic Church of the Lord Jesus Christ, 103 Fitch Ave., Auburn.  The Rev. Richelle Duchano-Goff will be the speaker. The local community, faith-based organizations and local government representatives are encouraged to join the celebration of Dr. King’s legacy.  4pm.  866-459-9723

Jan. 21st – Presidential Inauguration 2013 – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  Join us in our cinema space for the live broadcast of the 2103 Presidential Inauguration of Barak Obama.  Free, 11am.  www.auburnpublictheater.org  315-253-6669

Jan. 22nd – A Table for Two – Aurora Inn, 391 Main St., Aurora.  Welcome to our second season of cooking classes! Come for the epicurean experience, then stay over at one of our Inns for equal parts leisure, luxury, and learning. Cooking class participants receive $50 off room reservations at the Aurora Inn or E.B. Morgan House on the night of class (based on availability). Classes are small to allow for hands-on experience, so reserve your spot early.  $220/couple, 8 person maximum, 6-8:30pm.  www.innsofaurora.com  315-364-8888

Jan. 22nd & 29th  - Open Mic Night – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  Open Mic Night features music and spoken word from local and regional talent in a relaxed cafe setting. Listen to live original and cover music, spoken word, stand-up comedy and poetry and enjoy light refreshments including wine and beer for those with proper ID.  Closed major holidays.  Admission $2 at the door, 7:30-10:30pm.  www.auburnpublictheater.org                 315-253-6669

Jan. 24th –  Wine Dinner Featuring Heart & Hands Wine Company – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  5-course meal paired with delectable wines.  $65++/person, reception 6:30 pm   www.auburnpublictheater.org  315-252-5511

Jan. 24th – Austin Gravelding & Loren Barrigar – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  Opener Donna Dennihy.  Legendary songwriter Austin Gravelding is joined by guitarist Loren Barrigar for a rare concert appearance.  Austin Gravelding has 2 lp’s and one 45 “CAROLINA COUNTRY ROADS-LOVING HER NEVER CROSSED MY MIND” (both included at the second lp ). The follow up Lp “Restless Winds ” .”Hello Teddy Bear” by Austin Gravelding and Ron Padavona (Ronnie James Dio).  Tickets $10, APT members $9, 7:30 pm.   .  www.auburnpublictheater.org  315-253-6669

Jan. 25th – The Kennedys – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.   In a career that now spans two decades, New York duo Maura and Pete Kennedy have traversed a broad musical landscape, surveying power pop, acoustic songwriting, organic rock rooted in their early days in Austin, and a Byrds-inspired jangle that drew the attention of McGuinn, Steve Earle, and most notably Nanci Griffith. The duo co-produced Nanci’s latest CD, and are currently touring the US and the British Isles with the Texas songstress. Alan Harrison of Made in Newcastle said “Opening act, the Kennedys, had a nice line in Country-folk with a quaintly English edge to it and songs like When I go and The Midnight Ghost, won them plenty of new fans, as was witnessed by the long queue buying up their CD’s at the intermission.”  Tickets $20, APT members $18.00, 8pm.  www.auburnpublictheater.org  315-253-6669

 

 

Jan. 25th – CRIMES OF THE HEART – Irene Bisgrove Theater at Cayuga Community College, 197 Franklin St., Auburn.   In a town so Southern you can practically hear the kudzugrowing over every available surface, a trio of sisters struggle with their lives and relationships. They are trying to find some direction in Crimes of the Heart, Beth Henley‘s Pulitzer Prize-winning drama. Auburn legend, Steve Gamba directs a solid Aubun Players production. He deftly balances the play’s humor (often black) and drama, and he gives the actors enough space to unfurl their characters without dragging down the show. The set designer gives us a rich, detailed look into the kitchen that seems to have trapped our characters, giving us only hints of the world beyond.1/25, 1/26, 8:00 pm  1/27, 2:00 pm, tickets $10.  www.auburnplayers.net  315-258-8275

Jan. 25th & 26th – The Lady – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  The Lady is the extraordinary story of Aung San Suu Kyi and her husband, Michael Aris. It is also the epic story of the peaceful quest of the woman who is at the core of Burma’s democracy movement. Despite distance, long separations, and a dangerously hostile regime, their love endures until the very end. A story of devotion and human understanding set against a backdrop of political turmoil that continues today. The Lady was written over a period of three years by Rebecca Frayn. Interviews with key figures in Aung San Suu Kyi’s entourage enabled her to reconstruct for the first time the true story of Burma’s national heroine.  Tickets $5/online, $6/at the door, 1/25, 1:00 & 8:00 pm, 1/26, 8:00 pm.  www.auburnpublictheater.org  315-253-6669

Jan. 26th – Winter Woodpeckers – Sterling Nature Center, 15730 Jenzvolt Rd., Sterling.  There are many birds that spend the winter in our area including four or five woodpecker species. Come explore the life of a woodpecker, its adaptations and natural history in an indoor presentation. We will then head out onto the trails to discover which woodpeckers are active and look for signs that others have been in the area. The program is free and open to the public.  Free, 1pm.  www.cayuganet.org/sterlingpark  315-947-6143

Jan 26th – A Trio of Duos – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  Three of Central New York’s premier musical duo’s join together for an evening of musical harmony for a great cause. Brad and Jen Beardsley, Kevin Dorsey and Heather Lee, join Bob Nodzo and Jim Van Arsdale to support the work of Perform 4 Purpose. This non-profit group has raised money with student driven performances for such organizations as The Daylight House, Todd’s Fund, and local food pantries.  Tickets $10 presale; $15 door, 7:30pm.  www.auburnpublictheater.org  315-253-6669

Jan. 26th – Sheldrake Point Wine Dinner – Aurora Inn, 391 Main St., Aurora.  Join us for our inaugural Sheldrake Point Wine Dinner. Providing a cheerful counterpoint to the thick of winter, this wine dinner will feature the traditional five paired courses, reception wine, and an intermezzo. Chef Patrick will be on hand to explain the culinary aspects of the meal, while Director of Training and Service Meryl Davis will offer perspective on the wine pairings. Please call for reservations.  $75++/person, reception 6:30 pm, dinner 7:00 pm.  www.innsofaurora.com  315-364-8888

Jan. 26th – Auburn “THEATRE CITY” – Willard Memorial Chapel, 17 Nelson St., Auburn.  The Citizens for the Schine and betterment of Downtown Auburn invite the community to attend their presentation of Auburn – Theatre City. A year in the making, this historical documentary presents the complete history of 45 local theaters from early music halls, resplendent opera houses, and later talking movie houses to present-day summer theater. The program is FREE and donations will be accepted.  Free, 1pm. 

Jan. 27th – Sunday Music Series: The Details & A Cast of Thousands – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  Our Sunday afternoon music series continues with 2 fantastic regional bands, playing original and cover tunes ranging from Americana Roots to Rock to Pop. A Cast of Thousands is Beth Beer, Terry Cuddy (formerly of Teenager) and Jim Andrews (formerly of the John Reilly Band). In October 2010, they released their 14 song self-titled debut. Joe Wawrzyniak from JerseyBeat said stated the record “hits the spot thanks to a certain winningly rough’n'ready sonic immediacy.” The DETAILS, Band consists of: Brothers, Brian & Nate Modafferi on Guitar & Vox, as well as Drums & Percussion, with John Murphy on Bass & Vox. Strung- out on the likes of Bob Dylan, Neil Young & Elliott Smith, this 3- piece from Cato- Meridian shares an affintiy with such acts as Elvis Costello, The Clash, Talking Heads, Radiohead, the Replacements, Wilco & My Morning Jacket (covering such bands respectively). Tickets $10, APT members $9, 4pm.  www.auburnpublictheater.org  315-253-6669

Jan. 27th – Tiffany Sunday Concert Series – Willard Memorial Chapel, 17 Nelson St., Auburn.  Cristofe Chabot will perform at Willard Memorial Chapel on Sunday, January 27, 2013 at 2 PM. This performance will feature the acoustic guitar, vocal and synthesizer stylings of Cristofe Chabot.  Cristofe has been performing as both a band leader and solo artist since the early 1980′s. This solo performance showcases Cristofe’s renditions of traditional, folk and classical style rock featuring both his original compositions as well as the timed honored covers.  Tickets $10, 2pm.  www.willardchapel.org  315-252-0339

Jan. 27th – Mar. 17th – Both Ends of the Rainbow – Schweinfurth Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn.  This annual exhibition will feature over 1,000 works of art by local students and senior citizens from Cayuga County. On view in Gallery Julius will be the Three Lakes Sampler, a collaborative project organized by Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES that includes artwork and poetry by local students.  Join us on Sunday, January 27th from 1 – 5pm for the opening reception and a special one-day only raffle. Don’t miss your chance to win! Purchase a chance to win family gift packages and gift cards from area businesses. All proceeds support the Schweinfurth Art Center’s exhibitions and educational programs.   Suggested admission is $3/adults, students & seniors free, Tues.-Sat. 10am – 5pm, Sun. 1 – 5pm.  www.myartcenter.org  315-255-1553

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                           

 

 

 

      

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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 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

July 25th – August 15th – My Fair Lady – Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, 8977 E. Lake Rd., Auburn.  A musical theatre masterpiece, this sweeping musical adaptation tells the story of an unforgettable cockney girl, Eliza Doolittle, and her transformation from poor flower girl to elegant lady, overseen by the cantankerous Professor Henry Higgins. This score features some of the most beloved songs of all time including, ‘Wouldn’t It Be Loverly?’, ‘Get Me to the Church on Time’, and ‘I Could Have Danced All Night.’   Visit web site or call box office for ticket prices and show times.  www.fingerlakesmtf.com  800-457-8897 

Aug. 1st – Aug. 18th – Fingers & Toes – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  Tap dancer Dustin “Toes” MacGrath, and pianist Tristan “Fingers” St. Claire have managed to talk a major Broadway producer into coming to see their show in two weeks: a boy meets girl tap dance spectacular on the theme of love. But there’s a problem: first, they haven’t written it yet, secondly they don’t have a girl, and sadly, they have no idea whatsoever about love. As the deadline approaches, everything becomes swept up in a series of dazzling numbers and comical scenes as their theme “Love” begins to derail the show. A deliriously delightful and genuinely funny love-letter to the old-fashioned “let’s put on a show”.   Visit web site or call box office for ticket price and show times.   www.fingerlakesmtf.com       800-457-8897

Aug. 7th – 9th – Empire Farm Days – Rodman Lott & Son Farms, 2973 Route 414, Seneca Falls.  From wind energy to equine chiropractic, the 79th Empire Farm Days’ promises exciting new products and activities along with returning favorites. The annual event attracts 600-plus exhibitors and more than 70,000 visitors and is the largest show of its kind in the Northeast.  8/7 & 8/8, 9-5pm, 8/9, 9-4pm.  Free admission, $10/parking.  877-697-7837.

August 8th – Downtown Auburn BID Summer Concert Series 2012 – 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 – Auburn Civic Band.  6pm, free.   www.auburndowntown.org/      315-252-7874

Aug. 8th – Complimentary Wine Tasting – Aurora Inn, 391 Main St., Aurora.  The Aurora Inn Dining Room is scheduled to host a complimentary wine tasting on its lakeside veranda. The tasting will feature wines from the Damiani Wine Cellars, continuing the Inns’ focus on the splendors of our local harvest. Run by long-time locals Phil Davis and Lou Damiani, the Damiani Wine Cellars features a homegrown range of red, white, and sparkling wines.  Free, 4:30-6:30pm.   www.innsofaurora.com   315-364-8888

Aug. 8th st & Aug. 15th  - 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

Aug. 9th     - 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

 

Aug. 9th – Showtime  – F.A.M.E. Center for Creative Expression, 39 Genesee St., Auburn.  Come to an evening of song & dance at the Finger Lakes Artists, Musicians, and Entertainers at the Center for Creative Expression. There will be music and refreshments every second Thursday of the month. Please join us for a fun evening.  315.252-7016

Aug. 9th – Band: Diana Jacobs Band – Market Street Park, Market St., Auburn.  Diana Jacobs Band will perform at Market Street Park at 6:30 p.m., Free.  www.auburnny.gov  315-255-4737

Aug. 9thd & 16th   – 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

Aug. 10th  – Garden Series Concert – King Ferry Winery, 658 Lake Rd., King Ferry.  Local Lansing fav Dr.K is playing tonight from 5 to 7, and food will be avaialble onsite from The Wheelhouse Restaurant.  Join us for a fun, relaxing evening.  5-7pm., free.  www.treleavenwines.com/Events  800-439-5271

Aug. 10th & 11th – Craigslist Joe – Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange St., Auburn.  In a time when America’s economy and sense of community were crumbling, one guy left everything behind – to see if he could survive solely on the support of the 21st century’s new town square: Craigslist. As of recent, the United States found itself in one of the most precarious financial meltdowns in modern history. News programs spoke of the worst economy since the great depression and demise of the American Dream.  Tickets $5/online, $6/at the door, 8/10, 1:00 pm & 8:00 pm, 8/11, 8:00 pm.    www.auburnpublictheater.org  315-253-6669

Aug. 10th  & 17th   - 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  www.strawberryfieldsupick.com  315-751-5657.

Aug. 11th   - Annual Teddy Bears’ Picnic – Morgan Opera House, 370 Main St., Aurora.  David Moreland is a born comic showman. He has appeared in films and television shows. His “Dream Big – READ!” show promises some new magic routines and plenty of wildly entertaining fun! Bring a picnic lunch and your favorite bear at noon. All bears in attendance will receive a prize. Show begins at 12:30. Co-sponsored by the Aurora Free Library.  Free, Picnic @ noon, 12:30 pm show.  www.morganoperahouse.org, 315-364-5437

Aug. 11th – “The Emperor’s New Clothes” – Market Street Park, Market St., Auburn.  The Emperor’s New Clothes will be performed by the Merry-Go-Round Youth Theatre at Market Street Park.  A fashion-obsessed Emperor, who is blinded by his search for the perfect wardrobe, hires two swindlers to sew his royal vestments. Hardly up to the task of creating these extravagant garments, the trickster “tailors” manage to convince the Emperor that their clothing can only be seen by the wisest people in the kingdom. Can one man’s honesty help the Emperor to see the error of his vanity before he strolls through Pantaloon wearing nothing at all?  Free, 2pm.  http://merry-go-round.com/youth-theatre/summer-tour/  315-255-1305

Aug. 11th - Let’s Move at the Seward House Museum:  Push-ups in the Garden – Seward House Museum, 33 South St., Auburn.  Part of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move campaign to encourage healthy exercise and eating habits in children and teens. This program is a city-wide push-up competition for young adults.  Free, 1-3pm.  www.sewardhouse.org  315-252-1283

Aug. 11th -  Founders Day – Downtown Auburn.  Community outdoor street festival featuring an antique car show & competition, artist & food vendors, family fun tent, live music by Last Train Out and Infrared Radiation Orchestra. The 2012 theme is baseball.  Free, 11am – 4pm.           315-252-7874

Aug. 11th – Following the Flow; A Tale of Two Erie Canals – Erie Canal, Cayuga County.  We will start the day at 9am, park at the Montezuma Fire House, for a two hour walking tour that will cover many of the great sites in and around the Hamlet of Montezuma and in the new Heritage Park. As we walk along, you will learn about the first Erie, known as Clinton’s Ditch, the Enlarged Canal, the Cayuga Seneca Canal and the current Barge Canal. We will work our way back up hill to Lock 51, stopping at canal sites along the way.  Free, 9am.

Aug. 11th – Attracting Butterflies and Other Pollinators – Sterling Nature Center, 15380 Jenzvolt Rd., Sterling.  How can you attract butterflies and other pollinators to your yard? This program will give an over view of the native pollinators in our area as well as how to attract these beneficial insects to your yard. After the indoor session, we will go on a search for butterflies and other pollinators exploring the fields, flowers and gardens for these beautiful creatures. Identification tips and a discussion of pollinator behavior will take place along the walk.  Free, 1pm.  www.cayuganet.org/sterlingpark/center  315-947-6143

Aug. 11th & 12th  - Sterling Renaissance Festival – Fantasy Weekend – Sterling Renaissance Festival, 15385 Farden Rd., Sterling.     The town of Warwick pays tribute to the myths and legends of Old England. Sprites, Fairies, witches, and Robin Goodfellow himself will be seen in a masquerade of folkloric characters, join our Favorite Fantasy Costume Contest and more!   10am-7pm, visit web site or call for ticket prices.   www.sterlingfestival.com  800-879-4446

August 11th & 18th   - Niles Farmers Market – Niles Town Hall, 5923 New Hope Rd,, Moravia.  Fresh produce & home baked goods. Every Saturday through October.  10am – 3pm.  315-730-6278

Aug. 12th – The Great Race XXXV - Emerson Park Area/Owasco Lake, 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.

Aug. 9th – 11th  – “The Pitch” – Theater Mack at the Cayuga Museum, 203 Genesee St., Auburn.                                                                                                                           Blindsided by a Diaper – Book by: William Squier and Dana Hilmer – Music by: Jeffrey Lodin, Lyrics by: William Squier  This musical comedy follows first-time parents, Jeff and Lisa, as they go from being a couple to a family. Join them on a rollercoaster ride through 9 months of pregnancy and the first 3 challenging months of caring for their new baby. Along the way the couple contends with a barrage of well-intentioned, unsolicited advice from other parents eager to share their experiences, especially the horror stories!                                                            Benny the Baboon – Book by: Molly Reynolds, Music by: Natalie White Additional Lyrics by: Stephen Reynolds and David St. Louis  Benny is the sentinel of a diminishing troupe of baboons that invades the surrounding homes of Cape Town searching for food and leaving a path of destruction. Benny desires to leave their ancestral home in an effort to evade the humans, but the troupe, led by the powerful Bongo, opts for the ‘easy life’ of clowning for tourists and stealing from them. With the future of the troupe at stake, Benny must fight for its survival.   Admission $20, 8/9, 7:30pm, 8/10, 8pm, 8/11, 5 & 8pm.  www.fingerlakesmtf.com  800-457-8897

Aug. 13th & 20th  – Open Mic Night – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.   Open Mic Night features music and spoken word from local and regional talent in a relaxed cafe setting. Listen to live original and cover music, spoken word, stand-up comedy and poetry and enjoy light refreshments including wine and beer for those with proper ID.  Admission $2, 7:30-10:30pm.  www.auburnpublictheater.org  315-253-6669

Aug. 14th – We Shall Overcome! – Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, 205 Genesee St.. Auburn.  Part of the Skaneateles Festival Concert – Wind quintet Imani Winds presentsTake a break from your afternoon and join the world-renowned Imani Winds for a casual mini-concert featuring a selection of powerful and communicative music. The name Imani means “faith” in Swahili, and subtly mirrors the African-American and Latin American backgrounds of the group’s five players: flutist Valerie Coleman, oboist Toyin Spellman-Diaz, clarinetist Mariam Adam, hornist Jeff Scott, and bassoonist Monica Ellis. They’ll perform and discuss musical expressions of faith, heritage, and social injustice, from Negro spirituals to a piece written by their own Valerie Coleman. It will be a deeply thoughtful experience that you won’t want to miss!  Free,  noon.  www.myartcenter.org  315-255-1553

Aug. 14th   - Music & A Movie – Hoopes Park, 100 S. Herman Ave., Auburn.  A Cast of Thousands will perform at Hoopes Park at 6:30 p.m. Movie: The Smurfs. When the evil wizard Gargamel chases the Smurfs out of their village, they’re forced through a portal, out of their world and into ours, landing in the middle of New York’s Central Park. Just three apples high and stuck in the Big Apple, the Smurfs must find a way to get back to their village before Gargamel tracks them down.,   8:30pm.  Free.  www.auburnny.gov  315-255-4737

Aug. 15th  – Downtown Auburn BID Summer Concert Series 2012 – Market Street Park, Market St., Auburn.  Bring your family and chairs to enjoy the FREE shows, held each Wednesday night at 6PM July – August. Performing tonight – Tom Hourican & Friends & Trio Los Claveles.  Rain location for this performace is the Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn.   6pm, free.   www.auburndowntown.org/      315-252-7874

 

Aug. 15th – Lincoln’s Funeral: From Death Springs Life in Cayuga County – Frontenac Historical Society & Museum, 178 Cayuga St., Union Springs.  This program, presented by John Lamphere, professor of Criminal Justice/History will be given as part of our annual dinner and election of officers. What could possibly go wrong when a nation turns out to say farewell to a fallen president? The answers will amaze you! Attendance is open to everyone. The cost is $15 per person with reservations required. Call 889-5165 or 889-7273 by August 7 to reserve your spot.  Free, 6pm.  http://freepages.history.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~frontenac/  315-889-7273

Aug. 16th – Band: Prison City Rockers – Market Street Park, Market St., Auburn.  Prison City Rockers will play at Market Street Park at 6:30 pm, free.  .  www.auburnny.gov  315-255-4737

August 16th  – 18th   - “The Pitch” – Theater Mack at the Cayuga Museum, 203 Genesee St., AuburnJoni Loves Mitchell – Book, Music, and Lyrics by: Logan Medland – Joni is an amateur songwriter with a divine gift, and Mitch is a rock veteran and local legend on the verge of making it big in this fun, sexy, singer/songwriter musical. Creativity and romance intertwine as Joni and Mitch fall in love to a soundtrack of their own songs, until fame comes calling for one of them. Will true love turn out to be more than just a good song? Motherhood Defined – Book and Lyrics by: Stacie Morgain Lewis Music by: Ben Cohn – In this comedic and heartfelt look at motherhood, one woman recounts personal stories through word and song, and examines the role of being a mother from an artist’s perspective.  8/16  7:30pm, 8/17  8pm, 8/18  5 & 8pm, tickets $20.  www.fingerlakesmtf.com  800-457-8897

August 17th  - Garden Concert Series – King Ferry Winery, 658 Lake Rd., King Ferry.  Join us for FREE live music in the garden with our friends, Joe and Karen Lonsky. Joe and Karen are the founders of “Destination” – a soul/funk/R&B band that has developed a huge following in CNY. Tonight, Joe and Karen perform for you as a duo – different songs, different sound, same great musicianship! Food avaialable onsite by The Wheelhouse Restaurant.   5-7pm, free.   www.treleavenwines.com/Events  800-439-5271

August 17th & 18th – Sterling Renaissance Festival – Highland Fling Weekend  – Sterling Renaissance Festival, 15385 Farden Rd., Sterling.     The last chance for a whole year to enjoy a repast of many unique and varied Festival foods, gather fine, hand-crafted wares from many skilled Artisans and share a toast of your favorite ale to yet another glorious season at the Sterling Renaissance Festival. The Grande Finale…the one you must not miss!  10am-7pm, visit web site or call for ticket prices.   www.sterlingfestival.com  800-879-4446

Aug. 17th & 18th – Nuremberg: Its Lesson For Today – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.   One of the greatest courtroom dramas in history, Nuremberg shows how the international prosecutors built their case against the top Nazi war criminals using the Nazis’ own films and records. The trial established the “Nuremberg principles” – the foundation for all subsequent trials for crimes against the peace, war crimes, and crimes against humanity. Live Intro and Q&A with Producer/Director Sandra Schulberg follows the evening screenings.  Tickets $5/online, $6/at the door .  8/17, 1:00 & 8:00 pm, 8/18, 8:00 pm.   www.auburnpublictheater.org  315-253-6669

 

Aug. 18th – Local Author BOOKSIGNING – Downtown Books & Coffee, 66 Genesee St., Auburn.  Stop in and meet Aaron Paul Lazar, a Finger Lakes author. Get a signed copy of his book, “Essentially Yours,” and learn more about Young Living essential oils with rep. Kim Guzalak.  Free, 1-3pm.  www.downtownbooksandcoffee.com  315-515-3411

Aug. 18th – Aurora Children’s Theater – Morgan Opera House, 370 Main St.., Aurora.  Come have “Fun with Vaudeville!”, a performing arts workshop for aspiring artists weekdays August 6 to August 17 from 9-11:30 am for children who have completed 3rd grade and older. Singing, dancing, acting, stage craft, and more will be explored. Directed by Susan May with dance assistance from Kathy Zamniak-Flanigan. Tuition is just $60 per child. The resulting performance on Saturday, August 18, at 7:30 pm will be a collaboration with Susan May and the Stars of Tomorrow.  www.morganoperahouse.org  315-364-7141

Aug. 18th – Chernesky Fest 2012 – Market Street Park, Market St., Auburn.  The mission of CherneskyFest is to provide the residents of Auburn with free entertainment while showcasing talent from throughout Central NY.  Though CherneskyFest primarily features musical acts, all types of performers are welcome and often skits and competitions are interspersed. To the right are videos of just a few of the highlights of last year’s CherneskyFest.  Free, noon-10pm.  www.chernesky.org/fest/about.html

August 18th     - 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

Aug. 19th – “Essentially Yours” Book Signing – Downtown Books & Coffee, 66 Genesee St., Auburn.  Stop in and meet Aaron Paul Lazar, a Finger Lakes author. Get a signed copy of his book, “Essentially Yours,” and learn more about Young Living essential oils with rep. Kim Guzalak.  1-3pm, free.  www.downtownbooksandcoffee.com  315-515-3411

Aug. 19th – The Extraordinary Marriage of Elizabeth Cady-Stanton & the Development of Political Reform - Howland Stone Store Museum, 2956 State Route 34B, Aurora.  This talk offers the first examination of the contributions of Henry B. Stanton to the women’s rights movement generally and to his wife’s work in particular. It also demonstrates the centrality of politics and reform within the couple’s 47-year marriage. Presenter Linda Frank is a doctoral candidate at the University of Rochester and Cayuga County Historian.  Free – donations accepted, 1-3pm.

Aug. 19th – Music in the Barn – Izzo’s White Barn Winery, 6634 Cayuga Rd., Cayuga.  Bob Piorun and the Swing Kats will be jamming out in the White Barn on August 19th. Enjoy fine wine and great music from 2pm till 5pm, free.  http://www.izzoswhitebarnwinery.com/events/  315-283-8095

Aug. 19th – Annual Pig Roast – Sterling Nature Center, Jensvold Rd., Sterling.  Bring your appetite for our annual summer fundraiser!!!  Noon- 4pm.  www.cayuganet.org/sterlingpark  315-947-6143

August 21st  - Music & A Movie – Hoopes Park, E. Genesee St., Auburn Stone Soul Foundation will perform at Hoopes Park at 6:30 p.m. Movie: Dolphin Tale – Dolphin Tale is inspired by the amazing true story of a brave dolphin and the compassionate strangers who banded together to save her life. Swimming free, a young dolphin is caught in a crab trap, severely damaging her tail. She is rescued and transported to the Clearwater Marine Hospital, where she is named Winter. But her fight for survival has just begun.  Music 6:30 pm, Movie 8:30 pm   www.auburnny.gov  315-255-473

 

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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 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

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

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

July 18th – “The Emperor’s New Clothes” – Clifford Field, 81 Mary St., Auburn.  The Emperor’s New Clothes will be performed by the Merry-Go-Round Youth Theatre at Clifford Field.  A fashion-obsessed Emperor, who is blinded by his search for the perfect wardrobe, hires two swindlers to sew his royal vestments. Hardly up to the task of creating these extravagant garments, the trickster “tailors” manage to convince the Emperor that their clothing can only be seen by the wisest people in the kingdom. Can one man’s honesty help the Emperor to see the error of his vanity before he strolls through Pantaloon wearing nothing at all?  11am, free.  http://merry-go-round.com/youth-theatre/summer-tour/  315-255-1305

July 18th  - 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

July 19th   - 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

July 19th   – 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

July 20th  - 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  www.strawberryfieldsupick.com  315-751-5657.

July 20th – Garden Concert Series – King Ferry Winery, 658 Lake Rd., King Ferry.  Join us for FREE live music, wine by the glass orbottle, and a wonderful start to your summer weekend. Tonight, music is provided by Greg Meixner and food is onsite by The Wheelhouse Restaurant.   5-7pm, free.   www.treleavenwines.com/Events  800-439-5271 

July 14th – 22nd – Cayuga County Museum Week – History in your Backyard.                             1-5pm daily – Little Red Schoolhouse Museum, 1294 State Route 104A, Sterling.                  7/14, 7/15, 7/21, 7/22 1-4 pm, 7/17 – 7/20 – 6:30 – 8:00 pm – Frontenac Historical Society and Museum, 178 Cayuga St., Union Springs.                                                                               7/16, 7/18, 7/20 10 am – 4 pm, 7/17, 7/19, 7/21 9:30-noon 7/22 1-4 pm – Rural Life Museum, 920 Rt. 34B, King Ferry.                                                                                                            7/19 – 10:00 am – 1:00 pm, 7/20 – 6:00 – 8:00 pm – Lock 52 Historical Society of Port Byron, 73 Pine St., Port Byron.                                                                                                             7/21 – 2:00 pm = Old Victory Village Museum, Rt. 38, across from firehouse, Red Creek

July 18th – Downtown Auburn BID Summer Concert Series 2012 –  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 – Shonuff Funk Rock Triowww.auburndowntown.org/  315-252-7874

July 18th – Summer Exhibition – Gallery Talk – Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn.  Elin Noble will speak about her work in Fold & Unfold: The Cloth and Quilts of Elin Noble. Included with admission; Free for QBL participants with nametags.  Admission:  $6; Members, 12 & under: Free, 7pm.  www.schweinfurthartcenter.org  315-255-1553

July 18th“The Emperor’s New Clothes” -Clifford Field, 81 Mary St., Auburn.  The Emperor’s New Clothes will be performed by the Merry-Go-Round Youth Theatre at Clifford Field.  A fashion-obsessed Emperor, who is blinded by his search for the perfect wardrobe, hires two swindlers to sew his royal vestments. Hardly up to the task of creating these extravagant garments, the trickster “tailors” manage to convince the Emperor that their clothing can only be seen by the wisest people in the kingdom. Can one man’s honesty help the Emperor to see the error of his vanity before he strolls through Pantaloon wearing nothing at all?  11am, free. http://merry-go-round.com/youth-theatre/summer-tour/  315-255-1305

July 19th – Band: JD & Rollin’ South – Market Street Park, Market Street, Auburn.  JD Rollin’ & South will perform at Market Street Park at 6:30 p.m., free.  www.auburnny.gov  315-255-4737

July 19th – 17th Annual Taste for Community Action – Auburn Holiday Inn, 75 North St., Auburn.  Hosted by Cayuga/Seneca Community Action Agency, Inc. The event will feature food, wine and beer from premier restaurants, wineries and breweries in the Finger Lakes region, a silent auction and door prizes. Advance tickets can be purchased at Cayuga/Seneca Community Action Agency, Oak & Vine at the Springside, Auburn Discount Liquor, and the Auburn   5-7:30pm. $30/advance tickets $35/at the door.  Holiday Inn.  www.cscaa.com/Taste.html  315-255-1703

 

July 19th – 21st  - “The Pitch” – Theater Mack at the Cayuga Museum, 203 Genesee St., AuburnThe Age of Innocence – Based upon the novel by Edith Wharton – Music by: Ted Kociolek – Book and Lyrics by: Walter Holland and Ted Kociolek  The Age of Innocence tells the story of Newland Archer, a young attorney engaged to the loving but conventional May Welland. When he encounters her European cousin, the beautiful and mysterious Countess Olenska, his life is forever transformed. Torn between duty and desire, Newland confronts implacable social forces and his own contradictory nature in his quest for a true, authentic life.

That Time We Found a Sasquatch in the Woods – Book by: Nichole Jackson – Music by: Scotty Arnold, Lyrics by: Brandon Michael Lowden  When their homes and their forest are threatened by an oil company, teenage Remy and her elderly nemesis, Mrs. P, must set aside their differences and convince Glenn, a real live sasquatch, that in order to stop the destruction and save the town, he must reveal himself to the world.  7/19 7:30pm, 7/20 8pm, 7/21 5 & 8pm, tickets $20.  www.fingerlakesmtf.com  800-457-8897

July 20th -  Garden Concert Series – King Ferry Winery, 658 Lake Rd., King Ferry.  Join us for FREE live music in the garden with our friends, Joe and Karen Lonsky. Joe and Karen are the founders of “Destination” – a soul/funk/R&B band that has developed a huge following in CNY. Tonight, Joe and Karen perform for you as a duo – different songs, different sound, same great musicianship! Food onsite from The Wheelhouse Restaurant.   5-7pm., free.  www.treleavenwines.com/Events  800-439-5271 

July 21st  - “The Emperor’s New Clothes” – Hoopes Park, E. Genesee St., Auburn.  The Emperor’s New Clothes will be performed by the Merry-Go-Round Youth Theatre at Hoopes Park.  A fashion-obsessed Emperor, who is blinded by his search for the perfect wardrobe, hires two swindlers to sew his royal vestments. Hardly up to the task of creating these extravagant garments, the trickster “tailors” manage to convince the Emperor that their clothing can only be seen by the wisest people in the kingdom. Can one man’s honesty help the Emperor to see the error of his vanity before he strolls through Pantaloon wearing nothing at all?  11am, free.  http://merry-go-round.com/youth-theatre/summer-tour/  315-255-1305

July 21st   - 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 21st – 4th Annual Vietnam, Veterams Memorial Highway of Valor Tribute Ride – Memorial City Hall, 24 South St., Auburn.  The 98-mile ride will begin at 10 AM at Owego Free Academy, Sheldon Guile Boulevard, Owego, NY and passes through the City of Auburn at approximately 2 PM. Mayor Quill invites the community to show their support by joining him on the front steps of Memorial City Hall or along portions of Rt. 38 throughout Auburn to salute the motorcade.  315-255-4104

July 21st & 22nd – All Things Corn – Dill’s Run Winery, 3862 Route 90, Union Springs.  Corn wine, corn whiskey, corny entertainment and much more.  1-5pm.  www.dillsrun.com  315-277-6102

July 21st & 22nd – Sterling Reniassance Festival – Romance Rendezvous Weekend – Sterling Renaissance Festival, 15385 Farden Rd., Sterling.   Singles are encouraged to find a match to their Romance Rune Stone for a free round of adult beverages. Already have a love? Treat your paramour to a Lovers’ Picnic or attend our Renewal of Vows Ceremony at the Chapel.  Call or visit web site for ticket prices 10am-7pm.   www.sterlingfestival.com, 800-879-4446

July 22nd – A Brilliant Idea For a While: The American Invention and Short-Lived Use of Zinc Markers – Frontenac Historical Society and Museum, 178 Cayuga St., Union Springs. Decorative Arts historian Don Hall will present a lively and fun look at this lost art. Weather permitting, a walking tour of Chestnut Hill Cemetery to investigate the interesting markers of past local citizens. Don is an engaging and fascinating speaker. You won’t want to miss this fun and free event.  2pm.  315-889-5875

July 23rd – “The Emperor’s New Clothes” – Owasco Park Playground, Owasco St., Auburn.  The Emperor’s New Clothes will be performed by the Merry-Go-Round Youth Theatre.  A fashion-obsessed Emperor, who is blinded by his search for the perfect wardrobe, hires two swindlers to sew his royal vestments. Hardly up to the task of creating these extravagant garments, the trickster “tailors” manage to convince the Emperor that their clothing can only be seen by the wisest people in the kingdom. Can one man’s honesty help the Emperor to see the error of his vanity before he strolls through Pantaloon wearing nothing at all?  10am, free.    http://merry-go-round.com/youth-theatre/summer-tour/  315-255-1305

July 23rd  & 30th  – Open Mic Night – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.   Open Mic Night features music and spoken word from local and regional talent in a relaxed cafe setting. Listen to live original and cover music, spoken word, stand-up comedy and poetry and enjoy light refreshments including wine and beer for those with proper ID.  Admission $2, 7:30-10:30pm.  www.auburnpublictheater.org  315-253-6669

July 24th – Professor Kutzo – Sts. Peter and John Episcopal Church, 169 Genesee St., Auburn.  Performance by Professor Klutzo.  11am, free.  www.seymourpubliclibrary.org

July 24th – Music & A Movie – Hoopes Park, E. Genesee St., Auburn .  Johnny Rage will perform at 6:30 p.m.  Movie: Hop – at 8:30 PM  Rated PG  Information for parents: Common Sense Media says OK for kids 5+  The battle for EAster is on! In HOP, Despicalbe Me’s Russell Brand voices E.B., the teenage son of the Easter Bunny. On the eve of taking over the family business, E.B. leaves for Hollywood in pursuit of his dreams of becoming a drummer. Once there, he encounters Fred (James Marsden), an unemployed slacker with his own lofty goals.   6:30 pm Concert, 8:30 pm MovieFeigning injury, E.B. persuades Fred to take him in, and Fred finds himself living with the world’s worst houseguest. Back on Easter Island, a power-hungry chick who has lived in the shadows for far too long has been plotting a coup to take over one of the biggest jobs in the world. Now that E.B’s gone, he’s got his chance. As E.B. discovers who he really wants to be and who he’s meant to become, everything will lead him and Fred to an epic showdown to try and save Easter.  www.auburnny.gov  315-255-4737

July 25th – 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 – Kenya Hora Klezmer Band & Kambuyu Marimba Ensemble.  Rain location for this performance is the Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn. – www.auburndowntown.org/  315-252-7874

July 25th“The Emperor’s New Clothes” – Casey Park, 150 N. Division St., Auburn.  The Emperor’s New Clothes will be performed by the Merry-Go-Round Youth Theatre at Casey Park.  A fashion-obsessed Emperor, who is blinded by his search for the perfect wardrobe, hires two swindlers to sew his royal vestments. Hardly up to the task of creating these extravagant garments, the trickster “tailors” manage to convince the Emperor that their clothing can only be seen by the wisest people in the kingdom. Can one man’s honesty help the Emperor to see the error of his vanity before he strolls through Pantaloon wearing nothing at all?  9am, free.  http://merry-go-round.com/youth-theatre/summer-tour/  315-255-1305

July 25th – August 15th – My Fair Lady – Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, 8977 E. Lake Rd., Auburn.  A musical theatre masterpiece, this sweeping musical adaptation tells the story of an unforgettable cockney girl, Eliza Doolittle, and her transformation from poor flower girl to elegant lady, overseen by the cantankerous Professor Henry Higgins. This score features some of the most beloved songs of all time including, ‘Wouldn’t It Be Loverly?’, ‘Get Me to the Church on Time’, and ‘I Could Have Danced All Night.’   Visit web site or call box office for ticket prices and show times.  www.fingerlakesmtf.com  800-457-8897

July 26th – Art Show and a Booksigning – Man in the Moon Bake Shoppe, 982 Route 34B, King Ferry.  An art show and a booksigning by nationally-known sculptor/illustrator Nancy Wiley featuring her new children’s book “Little Red Riding Hood”.  2-4pm, www.maninthemooncheesecake.com  607-227-6863

July 26th – Band: Second Wind – Market Street Park, Market St., Auburn.  Second Wind will perform at Market Street Park at 6:30 pm, free.  www.auburnny.gov  315-255-4737

July 26th – 28th      – “The Pitch” – Theater Mack at the Cayuga Museum, 203 Genesee St., AuburnBillionaire Vegans – Book and Lyrics by: Linda Britt  Music by: Colin Britt  From the newsroom of Seattle TV station KELP comes the startling news that an organization called Vegans, United, headed by a billionaire Eton Veele, has purchased the entire chain of Burgers and More restaurants. With hidden cameras and topnotch reporting, the entire KELP news team airs an exclusive story that uncovers the Vegans’ dangerous (and delicious) plot.

SLaM: The Hockey Rock Opera – Book and Lyrics by: Lauren Walker – Music by: Lauren Walker and Nancy Taube  Based on a true story, SLAM is the story of a down-on-his-luck hockey player and the girl who gives up everything to be with him. Follow them on their journey of self discovery and love as they realize that making dreams come true takes many forms. A love story on ice!  .    Admission $20, 7/26, 7:30pm, 7/27, 8pm, 7/28, 5 & 8pm.  www.fingerlakesmtf.com  800-457-8897

July 27th – Garden Series Concert – King Ferry Winery, 658 Lake Rd., King Ferry.  Tonight’s band is Jazzitudes, and food onsite will be provided by The Wheelhouse Restaurant. Join us for a fun, relaxing evening.  5-7pm., free.  www.treleavenwines.com/Events  800-439-5271

 

 

 

 

July 27th & 28th – “Goodbye First Love” – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  Mia Hansen-Love returns with GOODBYE FIRST LOVE, an acutely perceptive portrait of a bright young woman in the wake of her first romance. Fifteen-year-old Camille (Lola Creton) is a serious girl who has fallen in love with the cheerful Sullivan (Sebastian Urzendowsky), an older boy who returns her feelings, mostly, but wants to be free to explore the world. When he leaves her to travel, she is devastated, but develops over the following years, into a more fully formed woman, with new interests and a new love – and the possibility that she’ll be less defenseless when Sullivan enters her life again. Hansen-Love’s follow up to the award-winning THE FATHER OF MY CHILDREN is filled with scenes that showcase her extraordinary ability to evoke moods and feelings. The story of a young woman’s first romance is made into a singular experience, familiar in its broad strokes and yet so specific that it feels uniquely personal.  Tickets $5/online, $6/at the door, 7/27, 1:00 & 8:00 pm, 7/28, 8:00 pm.  www.auburnpublictheater.org  315-253-6669

July 28th & 29th – Sterling Renaissance Festival – Knights and Heroes Weekend – Sterling Renaissance Festival, 15385 Farden Rd., Sterling.     Yaar!! Those pirates are invading the Shire with swashbuckling adventure, comedy and song. Join our Pirate Costume Competition for kids and adults; and see pirate swordplay shows and antics throughout the day.  10am-7pm, visit web site or call for ticket prices.   www.sterlingfestival.com  800-879-4446

July 28th & 29th – Fifty-Mile Long Garage Sale – Route 90 from Montezuma to Homer.  Hundreds of vendors selling antiques, collectibles and much more.  Food vendors on the way as well.  Rain or shine.  Shop in any direction.  9am till dusk.  www.tourcayuga.com  800-499-9615

July 29th – Hogs & Dogs 2012 – Deauville Island – Emerson Park, 6914 E. Lake Rd., Auburn.  All proceeds benefit SPCA’s Spray & Neuter fund. Registration 10am-noon @ SPCA. Ride leaves SPCA at noon with leg stretcher/refreshment grabber at Lake Cumo Inn. Party at Deauville Island at 2pm, music, BBQ, good friends anmd group photo. Live music by “Last Train Out”. $20 includes BBQ, music, 50/50 raffle & thank you gift.  $20/admission, 2-5pm.  315-253-5841

  July 31st – Storytime on the Lawn – Seymour Library, 176-178 Genesee St., Auburn.  Storytime on the lawn with pirate Captain Jack.  11am, free.  www.seymourlibrary.org  315-252-3571

July 31st  - Music & A Movie – Hoopes Park, 100 S. Herman Ave., Auburn.  Mark Doyle & The Maniacs will perform at 6:30 p.m.  Movie: Puss In Boots at 8:30 PM  Rated PG  Long before meeting Shrek, Puss in Boots (Antonio Banderas)- just named a hero for saving a woman from a charging bull – is run out of town on suspicion of bank robbery, even though the real villain is Puss’ friend, Humpty Dumpty (Zach Galifianakis). Though there is still animosity between them, Puss and Humpty reunite to steal a goose that lays golden eggs. Joining them for the adventure of nine lifetimes is notorious cat burglar, Kitty Softpaws (Salma Hayek).  Free.  www.auburnny.gov  315-255-4737

                                                         

 

 

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

 

 

 

      

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Cayuga Museum Theodore Case Film Festival 2012 Program

This festival honors the role of Auburnian Theodore Case and his Case Research Laboratory. Case forever changed the movie industry through his work on the sound-on-film process in the 1920s. Our mission is to honor Case’s experimental legacy by promoting media research and the screening of original visual media projects in Central New York.

This year’s program is called A Case Retrospective, Sound-on-Film: An Industry

Remade, with reviews of the work of this great American inventor, it touches on the birth of narrative film as well. It takes place in conjunction with the restoration of the Carriage House Annex behind the Cayuga Museum of History & Art. This was the original site of Case’s test film production studio and will now be a multipurpose theater known as ‘Theater Mack.’ It will be one of the venues of the inaugural Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival this summer.

Event Schedule
Auburn Public Theater Cinema

Friday, June 1

6PM Student Showcase: Screening of work from a number of area schools

Saturday, June 2

10AM “The Dawn of Sound: How Movies Learned to Talk” (Documentary and discussion)

1PM “Ted’s Talkies” A collection of test films & shorts from the Cayuga Museum archives (Commentary and discussion)

3PM 2012 Oscar Nominee “Hugo” Director Martin Scorsese’s storybook tribute to French silent film pioneer, George Melies. (Historical intro)

To attend the event, a $6 admission charged, for further information contact the Cayuga Museum at 315.253.8051. To learn more visit: http://www.tedcasefilmfest.org/.

Posted: Tuesday, May 1st, 2012 @ 8:01 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. 

February 8th – May 5th – “Stepping Out:  Dancing in Cayuga County”.  Cayuga Museum of History & Art, 203 Genesee St., Auburn.  The exhibit explores social, folk and the fine art of dance as well as showcases our local dance schools and studios.  www.cayuganet.org/cayugamuseum  315-253-8051

March 31st – May 20th – Made in NY 2012 – Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn.  Made in NY 2012, is an annual juried exhibition featuring New York State artists. The exhibition features 75 works of art by 73 artists from throughout New York State. Made in NY 2012 features paintings, photographs, sculpture, drawings, and more.  Members free, non-   members $6.  www.myartcenter.org  315-255-1553 

      April 18th– Book Signing – King Ferry Winery, 658 Lake Rd., King Ferry.  Author Brad Parks.  3pm, free.  www.treleavenwines.com  315-364-5100

      April 18th- “Rogue Elephant on a Rampage”?  A Reflection on the History of the CIA – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  Friends of Seymour Library proudly presents Dr. David S. McCarthy, Ph.D. The College of William and Mary. Reception to follow.  7pm, $10/person   www.auburnpublictheater.org  315-253-6669     

      April 19th - Creative Lighting Creations – Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn.  Using a basic lighting kit, participants will design creative lighting fixtures using found objects like glass bottles, straws, or silverware. Artist and teacher Robert Loring often creates art using repurposed objects. Create unique lamps, sconces, and other lighting creations will add a unique recycled artistic touch to any home. Lighting kits will be sold separately.  6pm. $15/members, $20/non-members  www.myartcenter.org  315-255-1553

      April 20th - 7th Annual Spring Poetry Reading – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.   Co-sponsored by the YMCA-WEIU’s Writer’s Voice Program.   Free, doors open at 6:30, readings from 7-9 pm.  www.auburnpublictheater.org  315-253-6669

    

      April 20th - Spring Wine Dinner:  “Here Comes the Sun” – King Ferry Winery, 658 Lake Rd., King Ferry.  Our barrel room transforms to a dining room to welcome spring…join us for special pairings of our wines and seasonal dishes. Food by the amazing folks at Serendipity Catering of Ithaca, NY. The winemaker will be on hand to share the inside story on the wines. Call for reservations by April 10.  $50/person, includes tax & tip, 5:30pm.   www.treleavenwines.com  800-439-5271 

     April 20th ZOOdiac – Southern Cayuga Planetarium, 2384 Route 34B, Aurora.  Travel the path of 12 constellations taken by the sun, moon and planets and explore the astronomy and mythology of the celestial creatures.  7:30pm, free.  www.southerncayuga.org/planetarium  315-364-7461

      April 20th – 22nd – ”The Fantasticks” – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  “The Fantasticks,” is hosted by Carnytown Productions and Produced by Tom Hoey, with Simon Moody, Jack Sherman and Joel Weirick as co-producers. The Auburn production of “The Fantasticks” with book and lyrics by Tom Jones and music by Harvey Schmidt is now celebrating its 51st year. This “longest-running musical in the world” features direction by James Cantu, musical direction by Barbara Mushock, choreography by Yvonne Villano-Hassett and set design by Navroz Dabu.  Wine and Beer will be available with proper I.D., and snacks may be purchased during intermission.  Daily shows:  2:00 pm & 8:00 pm, tickets $25  www.auburnpublictheater.org  315-253-6669

      April 20th & 21st – “A Better Life” – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  A Better Life is a poignant story about the struggle of an honest, profoundly decent man to survive as an illegal alien in LA. Utterly devoid of political posturing and moralizing, the film deals instead with the universal human yearning for security, stability, and at least some degree of happiness in one’s life.  4/20, 1:00 & 8:00 pm, 4/21, 8:00 pm, tickets $5/online, $6/at the door.  www.auburnpublictheater.org  315-253-6669

      April 21st- Heart & Hands Wine Dinner – Aurora Inn, 391 Main St., Aurora.  5 paired courses with a wine reception.  Call for reservations.  6:30pm reception, 7:00pm dinner.  $60++/person.  www.innsofaurora.com  315-364-8888

      April 21st- Through the Eyes of Fanny Seward:  A Family Friendly Tour of the Seward House Museum – Seward House Museum, 33 South St., Auburn.  Families will have the opportunity to experience the Seward House through the eyes of William Seward’s daughter, Fanny.  Drawing heavily from Fanny’s extensive diaries, a guide playing Fanny will give a first-person account of her life, touching on the topics of abolition, women’s rights, her family’s experience during the Civil War, and what it was like to be a child during the 19th century.  Appropriate for Grades 4-12.  10:00 am – 11:30 am or 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm, $10/adults, $8/children 12 & under.  www.sewardhouse.org   315-252-1283    

    

 

 

 

      April 22nd - Pizza & Petals – Sterling Nature Center, 15380 Jenzvolt Rd., Sterling.  Homemade Pizza (noon) & Wildflower Walk (1pm).  On Earth Day treat yourself to some of Nature’s spring beauties, trillium, hepatica and other woodland wildflowers. At 1pm naturalist and Sterling Nature Center Director Jim D’Angelo will led a walk along the trails of the nature center for a look at some of nature’s beautiful woodland wildflowers. Identification, natural history and interesting facts about the spring woodland wildflowers will be discussed on this walk. As a special treat before the walk homemade pizza and Ontario Orchards’ apple cider will be available from noon to 1pm. If you would like to join us for pizza please let us know so we can provide enough for everyone.  Noon, free.  www.cayuganet.org/sterlingpark  315-947-6143

     April 22nd- Drop-In Family Art Making: Duct Tape Flower Pens – Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn.  Children and their accompanying adults are invited to visit the Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center on Sunday, April 22 to create duct tape flower pens and other creations from fun colored duct tape. No registration required.  1-4:30pm, $5/project.  www.myartcenter.org  315-255-1553

     April 23rd 25th  - Spring Fashion Show & Luncheon – Aurora Inn, 391 Main St., Aurora.  Fashions from Jane Morgan’s Little House.  Please call for reservations.  www.janemorganslittlehouse.com  315-364-8027

      April 23rd- Author James Howard Kunstler Lecture & Book Signing – Wells College – Macmillan Hall, 170 Main St., Aurora.  The free talk, “Too Much Magic: Wishful Thinging, Technology, and the Fate of the Nation,” titled after his new book, will be followed by a booksigning. The book features comparing perceptions and realities of the problems facing our society.  4:30pm, free.  www.wells.edu/  315-364-3266

     April 25th - “An Evening with Maya Angelou” – Auburn High School Auditorium, 250 Lake Ave., Auburn.  2012 Inspiring Speaker Series, proudly presented by the Auburn Education Foundation.  Dr. Maya Angelou is a remarkable Renaissance woman who is hailed as one of the great voices of contemporary literature.  As a poet, educator, historian, best-selling author, actress, playwright, civil-rights activist, producer and director, she continues to travel the world, spreading her legendary wisdom. Doors open at 6:00 pm, Lecture 7:00 pm, tickets $50.  www.auburnedfoundation.org  315-255-8827

     April 25th - Spring 2012 Fashion Show – Holiday Inn, 75 North St., Auburn.  Presented by Elements Salon & Day Spa.  A night of fashion, food, & fun with hors d’oeuvres, desserts, & cash bar.  Featuring Aveda’s Spring Hair & Makeup collection.  Fashions by Jones of NY, Banana Republic, The Loft Outlet, Lane Bryant, Van Heusen, and Ann Taylor.  All proceeds donated to Environmental Advocates of NY.  All clothing donations to Seneca/Cayuga Community Action Program.  Tickets $15 or $12 with a donation of “recycled” career clothing, 6:00 pm.  315-253-0501

      April 27th – 28th - “Jiro Dreams of Sushi” – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  JIRO DREAMS OF SUSHI is the story of 85 year-old Jiro Ono, considered by many to be the world’s greatest sushi chef. He is the proprietor of Sukiyabashi Jiro, a 10-seat, sushi-only restaurant inauspiciously located in a Tokyo subway station. a thoughtful and elegant meditation on work, family, and the art of perfection, chronicling Jiro’s life as both an unparalleled success in the culinary world, and a loving yet complicated father.  4/27, 1:00 & 8:00 pm, 4/28, 8:00 pm, tickets $5/online, $6/at the door.  www.auburnpublictheater.org       315-253-6669

     April 27th - Broadway Melodies – Auburn Church of the Nazarene, 3360 E. Genesee St., Auburn.  Auburn Chamber Orchestra presents Broadway Melodies. Steven Frackenpohl, Conductor. Special guest host Ed Sayles, Producing Director Merry-Go-Round Playhouse. Melodies from “My Fair Lady”, “Oklahoma”, “Fiddler on the Roof”, “Evita”, “The Music Man”, and “Oliver”.  7:30 pm, free.  www.auburnchamberorchestra.com      

      April 27th – 29th -  20th Annual Wine & Herb Festival – Cayuga Wine Trail, Cayuga Lake.  Build your garden this spring by attending our Wine & Herb Festival and planting herbs and edible flowers to your hearts content. This year join us as we celebrate 20 years of our most popular event. Here you’ll receive a commemorative token gift, a souvenir wineglass plus a potted herb plant from Dickman Farms at each winery, a plant carrier, plus recipe cards.  Start at King Ferry Winery, stop by Long Point Winery, and check the web site for other participating wineries and their hours.  Advance Tickets – $35/single $50/couple, Designated driver – $30/single $45/couple, At the door, $40/single $55/couple.  www.cayugawinetrail.com          800-684-5217

     April 28th - “How to Find Your Civil War and War of 1812 Ancestors” – Seymour Library, 176-178 Genesee St., Auburn.  Port Byron Historian Dawn Roe will illustrate how to search for Civil War and War of 1812 ancestors using public databases, historical documents and military records. No registration necessary.  11:00 am, free.  www.seymourpubliclibrary.org             315-252-2571

     April 28th - Comedian Andy Pitz – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  Andy’s unique brand of comedy has landed him appearances on The Late Show with David Letterman and The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. Andy is a regular performer at all of New York City’s top comedy clubs including Comic Strip Live and Gotham Comedy Club.   8:00 pm, tickets $12.  www.auburnpublictheater.org  315-253-6669

      April 29th - Poetry Extravaganza – Sterling Nature Center, 15780 Jenzvold Rd. Sterling.  In recognition of April as National Poetry Month, the Sterling Nature Center is presenting a Poetry Extravaganza on Sunday, April 26th from 3 -5 p. m. at its Jensvold Road center. The program is part of the center’s on-going Sunday Poetry Coffeehouse series.  3:00 pm, free.  www.cayuganet.org/sterlingpark/center/events.html  315-947-6143

     

 

OPEN FOR THE SEASON

Elderberry Pond Restaurant

Tom Thumb Restaurant

Reese’s Dairy Bar

Pumpkin Hill Bistro

 

 

 

      

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Posted: Wednesday, April 18th, 2012 @ 9:09 am by Curt
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