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

Posted: Saturday, June 30th, 2012 @ 7:49 am by Curt
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On-going Onondaga County Events!

 

~  Downtown Farmers Market returns each Tuesday at Clinton Square, downtown starting June 12.  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.

 

~  Spaghetti Warehouse features Acme Mystery Dinner Theater  on Thursday evenings and Magic Circle Children’s Theater on Saturdays about noon.  Call 475-1807 for details.

 

 

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:     Horseback Riding

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

For More Info:  315-89-3775

 

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 6/8/2012

Event:     Downtown Writer’s Center Pro Graduation Readings

Location:  YMCA of Downtown Syracuse, 340 Montgomery Street, Syracuse

For More Info:  315-474-6851

 

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

 

Starts:  6/6/2012           Ends: 6/10/2012

Event:     Dralion from Cirque du Soleil

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

For More Info:  315-435-2121

 

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

Event:     Jesus Bas Spanish Guitar at bc (Wednesday evenings only)

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

For More Info:  315-701-0636

 

Starts:  6/7/2012           Ends: 6/9/2012

Event:     Bill Santiago & Nore Davis Live at Wise Guys

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

For More Info:  315-477-9898

 

Starts:  6/7/2012           Ends: 6/10/2012

Event:     Boxing Hall of Fame Induction Weekend

Location:  International Boxing Hall of Fame, 1 Hall of Fame Drive, Canastota

For More Info:  315-697-7095

 

Starts:  6/7/2012           Ends: 6/10/2012

Event:     Empire State Quarter Horse Assoc. & Youth Assoc. “Spring into Summer” Show

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

For More Info:  607-546-7373

 

Starts:  6/7/2012           Ends: 6/10/2012

Event:     St. Sophia Greek Cultural Festival

Location:  St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Church, 325 Waring Rd., Syracuse

For More Info:  315-446-5222

 

Starts:  6/7/2012           Ends: 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

 

 

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

Event:     Friday Night Music w/ John Rohde and the 2 Andys

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

For More Info:  315-701-0636

 

Starts:  6/8/2012           Ends: 6/9/2012

Event:     Barnes Foundation presents Save the Mansion Reception & Tour

Location:  Barnes Mansion, 930 James St., Syracuse

For More Info:  315-682-0556

 

Starts:  6/8/2012           Ends: 6/10/2012

Event:     58th Celebration of the Polish Festival

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

For More Info:  315-687-1076

 

Starts:  6/8/2012           Ends: 6/10/2012

Event:     Jamesville Balloonfest

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

For More Info:  315-703-9620

 

Starts:  6/9/2012           Ends: 6/9/2012

Event:     2012 7th Annual Liverpool Pancreatic Cancer Walk Lustgarten Foundation

Location:  Onondaga Lake Park – Willow Bay Entrance, 3813 Longbranch Road, Liverpool

For More Info:  315-382-0017

 

Starts:  6/9/2012           Ends: 6/9/2012

Event:     30th Annual Centro Bus Rodeo

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

For More Info:  315-442-3359

 

Starts:  6/9/2012           Ends: 6/9/2012

Event:     CNY Dairy Goat Society Show

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

For More Info:  315-317-9003

 

Starts:  6/9/2012           Ends: 6/9/2012

Event:     Concert:  The Machine (Pink Floyd Tribute Band)

Location:  Papermill Island, 136 Spensieri Ave., Baldwinsville

For More Info:  800-234-4797

 

 

Starts:  6/9/2012           Ends: 6/9/2012

Event:     Peony Festival

Location:  Shacksboro School House Museum, 46 Canton Street, Baldwinsville

For More Info:  315-638-2452

 

Starts:  6/11/2012         Ends: 6/11/2012

Event:     Leadership Greater Syracuse Golf Classic

Location:  The Pompey Club, 7200 Hamilton Road, Pompey

For More Info:  315-422-5471

 

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:  6/15/2012         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:     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:  6/16/2012         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 Longbranch Road, Liverpool

For More Info:  315-730-7498

 

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:     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:  6/22/2012         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:  6/24/2012         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 Longbranch Road, Liverpool

For More Info:  315-794-2097

 

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:  7/22/2012         Ends: 7/22/2012

Event:     Concert:  Johnny Mathis

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

For More Info:  315-475-7979

 

Starts:  7/27/2012         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: Sunday, June 10th, 2012 @ 2:30 pm by Curt
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This summer Auburn, NY will be the setting for the first official Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival season and we invite you for a tour of the venues and an overview of the 2012 productions. Please join us to learn about this exciting new event!

 

  • Date:   Tuesday, May 15, 2012
  • Time:   9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Start:   Merry-Go-Round Playhouse,
                 Emerson Park,  Auburn

 

Meet at the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse at 9:00 a.m. sharp for an overview of the Festival, tour of the Playhouse and review of MGR’s upcoming season. Car pool to Theater Mack where you will get a glimpse of this exciting new venue and hear details on ‘The Pitch’ an innovative original concept in musical theatre. Next, we will stop in downtown Auburn and see plans for the Schwartz Performing Arts Center and tour Auburn Public Theater, while learning about their upcoming season. The tour will end with a ‘Tools for Tourism’ session and a delicious lunch from Mesagrande Taqueria.

 

The tour is FREE, but space is limited and reservations are required. Call 315-255-1658 to sign up by May 8, 2012.

Posted: Friday, April 20th, 2012 @ 11:57 am by Curt
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Musical Theater Festival Agreement Moves Forward

More plans are falling into place for the use of a performing arts center project in downtown Auburn. According to an announcement released by Cayuga Community College, the college and organizers of an annual musical theater festival have reached a 25-year agreement to share the 384-seat theater on State Street.

Under the agreement, the school will use the facility from September through the middle of May for acting and technical courses. The building will then become one of the multiple festival venues during the summer.

However, CCC will still have a presence during the festival season, as the festival will offer internships for students in areas like performance, design, lighting, management, marketing and other operations.

“This community partnership will help attract (theater) students through expanded learning and production opportunities, while our entire region becomes a cultural destination for high-quality shows ranging from experimental to classic,” college president Daniel Larson said in a written statement.

Earlier, the Cayuga County Legislature approved a resolution authorizing the purchase of the State Street building that formerly housed Kalet’s department store. The property currently belongs to the city of Auburn, and the city plans to demolish the building in the spring before transferring the property to the county. That transfer must take place for the college to build the theater.

Half of the $4.8 million project will be funded by the state, with the remaining funds coming from the festival organizers and investors. The City agreed to pay for the demolition, with local foundations paying back half those costs.

The festival is expected to begin spring 2012, though the theater will not host a festival show until the second season, organizers have said. CCC officials said that construction is expected to take approximately a year once demolition is completed, depending on weather, with a goal of opening the facility for the fall 2012 semester.

The theater is expected to be one of four venues for the festival, which organizers say will offer multiple musical theater productions every year. The other venues include the 500-seat Merry-Go-Round Playhouse at Emerson Park, the 200-seat Auburn Public Theater on Genesee Street and the 115-seat carriage house theater located at the Cayuga Museum.

Staff writer Christopher Caskey, The Citizen

Posted: Thursday, February 3rd, 2011 @ 12:08 pm by Curt
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Mirbeau Inn & Spa hosts
the First Annual New York Wine Festival!

The New York Wine Festival is excited to launch and establish the first wine festival in New York State that not only showcases fine wines from the three main wine growing regions in New York to tempt the wine expert, but also brings interactive workshops, tasting tents, food and live music for the wine curious as well.

The New York Wine Festival was born when a group of the more serious wine makers wanted a festival that focused on all three regions of New York’s wineries rather than segregating them; this would unite them together as New York State Wines. They approached Mirbeau Inn & Spa and asked the property to be the host for the premier year. Having a high interest in fine wine in it’s restaurant, Wine Bar and featured vinotherapy treatments in the spa, Mirbeau readily accepted the invitation and voila! The First Annual Wine Festival had a home.

The festivities begin on Friday, September 24th with a Wine Pairing Dinner and continue through the weekend with events such as winery tours, seminars, tasting & voting, spa treatments, food & tasting tents, and live music until 4pm on Sunday, September 26th.

Please join us in celebrating the uniqueness and pride of New York State Wines!

Posted: Wednesday, September 15th, 2010 @ 7:03 pm by Curt
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