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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. 

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       

      May 9th – Art Opening – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  The Photography of Craig W. Humphrey, Ph.D.  The exhibit centers around people, places, animals and architecture from around the world: Galapagos Islands, India, Japan, France, England, USA, Italy and other places. The images capture the spirit of the people, animals and their environments, with several photos representing the sacred.  Dr. Humphrey’s photographs have appeared in the quarterly magazine “Life in the Finger Lakes” several times and have garnered numerous awards.  Local guitar legend Duke Shanahan will perform throughout the duration of the opening.  www.auburnpublictheater.org  315-253-6669

May 10th – AN EVENING OF FOOD, MUSIC AND WINE – Aurora Inn, 391 Main St., Aurora.  The Aurora Inn Dining Room and the Skaneateles Festival will jointly present a signature event, the Skaneateles Festival Wine Dinner. Served in the Aurora Inn’s gracious Lakeside Room, the evening’s dinner will feature performances by David Ying, cellist of the Grammy award-winning Ying Quartet and one of the artistic directors of the Festival. Fellow artistic director Elinor Freer will also be on hand. The event commences with a 6:30 p.m. performance, and dinner will begin at 7 p.m.  $85++/person.  www.innsofaurora.com  315-364-8888

May 10th – Making Movies Contemporary Film & Video Series – Auburn Public Theater,       108 Genesee St., Auburn.  Sponsored by the New York State Council on Arts and the Frederick M. and Ora H. Everett Charitable Trust. Presenting established and emerging regional filmmakers and media artists from NYS. Stephanie Gray is a NYC-based experimental filmmaker and poet.  Screening:  You know they want to disappear Hell’s Kitchen as Clinton (2010), along with a selection of Super 8 films.  Suggested admission $5, 7:30 pm  www.myartcenter.org  315-255-1553

 

May 11th – “The Unfortunates” – Morgan Opera House, State Route 90 and Cherry Ave., Aurora.“The Unfortunates,” the sixth winning play in the Gloria Ann Barnell Peter Playwright Competition, is an intimate ghost story written by Aoise Stratford and directed by Bruce Levitt. Erika Steinhagen will play the fictional Mary Jane Kelly -she’s behind in her rent; her window is broken; she’s lost her key; her boyfriend has just moved out. And it’s 1888 -not a good time to be poor and “unfortunate” on the streets of London. $10/adults, $8/seniors, $5/students, children, 8pm.  www.morganoperahouse.org 315-364-5437

May 11th – Tommy Tune:  Steps in Time with the Manhatten Rhythm Kings - Community Community College, Irene Bisgrove Theater, 197 Franklin St., Auburn.  Broadway’s legendary song and dance man, Tommy Tune, hits the stage high stepping through his 9 time Tony Award winning career celebrating 50 years on the Great White Way. He sings, dances, and laughs his way through those glorious musical moments that made him a Theatre Legend. Backed up by the multi-talented Manhattan Rhythm Kings, get ready for a unique and masterful evening that leaves audiences standing, cheering, and dancing in the aisles.  Tickets $50.00, 8pm.www.auburnpublictheater.org 315-253-6669

May 11th – “Fresh” – Auburn Public Theater,  108 Genesee St., Auburn.  FRESH began as a grassroots effort for a grassroots movement, and it’s been tremendously exciting to see the movie spread like wildfire. Within a month of the launch in April 2009, FRESHthemovie.com received over 20,000 visitors and hundreds of screenings were organized. Today, FRESH is a community of over 100,000 advocates for healthier, more sustainable food, a film that’s used all over the world as a platform to raise awareness and connect people to solutions in their community.  Tickets $5/online, $6/at the door, 5/11, 1:00 & 8:00 pm  5/12, 8:00 pm.www.auburnpublictheater.org 315-253-6669

May 12th – Plant Exchange – Sterling Nature Center, 15380 Jenzvolt Rd., Sterling.  Have April showers turned your garden in to a jungle? Need to thin out those perennial but hate to just toss them away? We have the perfect solution, come trade your perennials or garden thinning at our annual Plant Exchange. You can do a free exchange or give a donation for the plants you would like to take home.  11am – 1pm, free.   www.cayuganet.org/sterlingpark  315-947-6143

May 12th – Wildflower Walk – Sterling Nature Center, 15380 Jenzvolt Rd., Sterling.  Don’t miss your chance to see the many early spring wildflowers of the Sterling Nature Center. Many flowers like colt’s foot fade away quickly while, others like white trillium bloom longer. Join us for a Naturalist guided walk along the trails of the nature center. Pioneer and Native American uses, natural history, and identification of our spring woodland wildflowers will be the topic of discussion. The program is free and open to the public, but donations are accepted and greatly appreciated.  1pm, free.  www.cayuganet.org/sterlingpark  315-947-6143

May 12th – Riesling Weekend Celebration – CJS Vineyards & Aurelius Winery, 6900 Fosterville Rd., Auburn. Enjoy our estate Riesling, the signature white wine of the Finger Lakes.  Taste and compare dry and medium dry vintages from the last several years.  Noon-5pm, free.  www.cjsvineyards.com  315-730-4619

May 13th – Mother’s Day – Moms Skate Free – Reva Rollerdrome, 359 Genesee St., Auburn.  All moms skate for free & receive a free flower.  1:00 pm – 3:30 pm & 4:00 pm -6:30 pm, admission $4.50.  www.reva-rollerdrome.com/index.htm  315-252-8225

May 14thRoller Skating Show – Reva Rollerdrome, 359 Genesee St., Auburn.  Figure skating show and demonstration.  Admission $4.50, 6-8pm.  www.reva-rollerdrome.com/index.htm  315-252-8225

May 15thFinger Lakes Wine Dinner – Aurora Inn, 391 Main St., Aurora – 5 paired courses, with a reception wine.  Call for reservations.  $60++/person, 6:30 pm reception, 7:00 pm dinner.  www.innsofaurora.com  315-364-8888

May 16th – Finger Lakes SPEEDfest – Rolling Wheels Raceway Park, 8310 Grant Ave. Rd., Elbridge.  World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series, DIRTcar Sportsman (Syracuse Qualifier), and Pro Stock/Street Stock Challenge.  7:45pm, Check web site or call for ticket prices.  www.rollingwheelsraceway.com  315-834-6606

May 17th – Waterproof Wallets – Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn.  Using recycled mailing envelopes, food wrappers and other impermeable materials, participants will make waterproof wallets for men, women, and children. Jessie Reich will lead the class. All materials will be provided.  6-8pm, $15/members, $20/non-members.  www.myartcenter.org  315-255-1553     

May 17th –  Making Movies Contemporary Film & Video Series – Auburn Public Theater,       108 Genesee St., Auburn.  Sponsored by the New York State Council on Arts and the Frederick M. and Ora H. Everett Charitable Trust. Presenting established and emerging regional filmmakers and media artists from NYS. Peer Bode is a nationally an internationally exhibiting artist with media works in museum collections worldwide.  Screening:  Going Private Public (2011), That Thinking Feeling (2009), World People (2002), and Transport 1,2,3 (2001).  7:30pm, suggested donation $5.  www.myartcenter.org  315-255-1553     

May 18th – Peter Mack’s Jazz Legends – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  Featuring an all-star quintet – Peter Mack, Gary Smulyn, Dino Losito, Joe Magnarelli, and Harvey Sorgen!  8pm, $15/personwww.auburnpublictheater.org 315-253-6669

May 18th – “The Beginners” – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  From writer/director Mike Mills comes Beginners, a comedy/drama about how deeply funny and transformative life can be, even at its most serious moments.  Beginners imaginatively explores the hilarity, confusion, and surprises of love through the evolving consciousness of Oliver (Golden Globe Award nominee Ewan McGregor).  Oliver meets the irreverent and unpredictable Anna (Mélanie Laurent of Inglourious Basterds) only months after his father Hal Fields (Academy Award nominee Christopher Plummer) has passed away.  5/18, 1:00 & 8:00 pm, 5/19, 8:00 pm, tickets $5/online, $6/at the door.  www.auburnpublictheater.org 315-253-6669

May 18th – “Pride in Who We Are” – Westminster Presbyterian Church, 17 William St., Auburn.  Westminster has invited the Syracuse Gay & Lesbian Chorus to perform Friday May 18 at 8pm. The concert is titled “Pride in Who We Are” and celebrates the diversity of the chorus membership, their pride in being Americans, and their rich histories.The concert is free but donations are welcome. Read more about the chorus at www.syrglc.org.  $10 donation requested, 8pm.  www.westminsterauburn.org  315-253-3331

 

May 18th – So Whats New In the Solar System – Southern Cayuga Planetarium, 2384 Route 34B, Aurora.  www.southerncayuga.org/planetarium 315-364-7461

May 19th – Voices of the Night – Sterling Nature Center, 15380 Jenzvolt Rd., Sterling.  The sounds of the night woods have invoked many feelings in people from calming to terrifying. Join naturalist Jim D’Angelo for a look and listen into the creatures behind the sounds and a hike to experience the voices of the night first hand. The twilight hike through the nature center will end as the sun sets over Lake Ontario.  7pm, free.  www.cayuganet.org/sterlingpark 315-947-6143

May 19th – Tim Young, Comedian – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  A headliner at clubs all over North America, Tim has also performed at hundreds of college campuses and comedy festivals in New York, Montreal and Seattle. He has appeared on NBC’s Last Comic Standing, Comedy Central’s Premium Blend, Tough Crowd and Shorties, and has been a commentator on VH1, MTC, TLC and the E! Channel.   Tickets $12.00, 8pm.  www.auburnpublictheater.org 315-253-6669

May 19th – I Love Chocolate – King Ferry Winery, 658 Lake Rd., King Ferry.  Five tasting-size, sinful, chocolate desserts  are paired with our award-winning Treleaven wines for a match made in heaven.  Tickets are generally available at the door for $7, but you may call ahead and reserve them to be certain.  Free live music by Cielle from 12 to 2, and “Restless” from 2 to 5.  Wine available by the glass or bottle – bring friends, hang out, and enjoy the afternoon.  www.treleavenwines.com  800-684-5217

May 20th – Memorial Celebration – Reva Rollerdrome, 359 Genesee St., Auburn.  Bounce house, obstacle course, velcro wall, slide bean bag toss, bust one dart game, ring toss, water balloon battle, and mini golf challenge. Admission includes skating and inflatable park rides.  Admission $6.00, 1-6:30pm.  www.reva-rollerdrome.com/index.htm  315-252-8225

May 20th – Preserving Your Family Heirlooms: Seminar by Peter Wisbey - Willard Memorial Chapel, 17 Nelson St., Auburn.  The Community Preservation Committee/Willard Chapel will present a seminar on preserving family treasures by Peter Wisbey, curator of collections for the Genesee Country Village & Museum in Mumford. Mr. Wisbey will give practical tips for safely polishing silver, boxing important costumes and textiles and storing paper documents. Visitors are invited to bring an object for an informal “how to” as time allows. A list of archival suppliers and other resources will be available.  Free, 2pm.  www.willardchapel.org 315-252-0339

    

 

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Posted: Wednesday, May 9th, 2012 @ 9:49 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 6th– First Friday Event – Cayuga Museum of History & Art, 203 Genesee St., Auburn.  The Museum will feature dancers from Fancy Footwork Dance Studio. Refreshments will be served.  5-8pm  www.cayuganet.org/cayugamuseum  315-253-8051

      April 6th– First Friday Event – Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn.  Live music by Lindsey Tidd, Program Coordinator at the Schweinfurth as well as an accomplished musician. Tidd describes her style as a mix between Ani DiFranco and Led Zeppelin – a folk, rock, and blues blend that features acoustic electric guitar. Her versatile repertoire includes bands such as Fleetwood Mac, Pearl Jam, Miranda Lambert, and the White Stripes. Tidd also writes her own music and records. She has performed at the Ayersfest Music Festival, SU’s Women in Music Program, and other regional venues.  5-8pm.  www.myartcenter.org  315-255-1553

      April 6th– First Friday Event – Seward House Museum, 33 South St., Auburn.  Seward House Museum will host a First Friday opening reception on Friday April 6 from 5pm-8pm. The museum will feature the photography exhibit, Elegant Ruin Imagery by Holly Mosher. Free tours, refreshments and children’s activities will be provided.  5-8pm.  www.sewardhouse.org  315-252-1283

     

      April 6th Easter Egg-citement – Reva Rollerdrome, 359 W. Genesee St., Auburn.  Easter Egg hunt at 12:30 sharp.  Find the golden egg!  Skate with the Easter Bunny.  Face painting!  Coloring Contest!  Spin Art!  Guess the number of jelly beans!  Admission $4.50  1:00-3:30 pm  www.reva-rollerdrome.com  315-252-8225.

      April 6th & 7th  - “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  A murder mystery rife with suspense, scandal, sexual abuse, and some supremely intriguing characters, “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” is an excellently crafted film adaptation of Stieg Larsson’s equally fascinating book of the same name.  4/6 1 & 8pm, 4/7 8pm.  www.auburnpublictheater.org   315-253-6669

      April 7th – Ithaca Beer Company Lunch – Aurora Inn, 391 Main St., Aurora.  Epricurean event – beer paired luncheon.  $45++/person.  Call for reservations.  www.innsofaurora.com        315-364-8888

      April 9th– Party in the Park! – Reva Rollerdrome, 359 W. Genesee St., Auburn.  Inflatable Park!  Season opener, rides, games.  Individual ride ticket $1.00 or unlimited ride bracelet $2.50.  Admission $4.50, 1:00–3:30 pm.  www.reva-rollerdrome.com  315-252-8225.

      April 10th– Pigout – Reva Rollerdrome, 359 W. Genesee St., Auburn.  All you can eat pizza, soda, snocones, cotton candy, & popcorn.  $6.50 admission 1:00-3:30pm.  www.reva-rollerdrome.com  315-252-8225.

      April 9th – April 15th – Spring Break at the Museum – Ward O’Hara Agricultural Museum & Dr. Joseph F. Karpinski Jr. Education Center, 6880 E. Lake Rd., Auburn.  Museum and Educational Center will be open for School Spring Break. Museum Tours available. Kids play area open. 11am – 4pm.  www.cayuganet.org/agmuseum  315-252-7644   

      April 11th- Disney Day – Reva Rollerdrome, 359 W. Genesee St., Auburn.  Disney music and prizes.  1:00 – 3:30pm.  $4.50.  www.reva-rollerdrome.com  315-252-8225.

      April 11th – Kid’s View of Vernal Pools – Sterling Nature Center, 15380 Jenzvolt Rd., Sterling.  Join Naturalist Jim D’Angelo and his daughter for a Child’s View of the vernal pools at the Sterling Nature Center. Vernal pools are small wetlands that temporarily fill with water providing essential habitat for frogs, salamanders, turtles and even a few snakes!!! We will do some hands on exploring of these unique wetlands looking for spotted salamanders, fairy shrimp, frogs, insects and other wildlife that utilize them. A short slideshow presentation will be conducted before the outdoor nature study of the vernal pools. Please dress for the weather and wear boots if you want to wade into this wetland.  1:00pm. www.cayuganet.org/sterlingpark  315-947-6143

      April 12thNickelodeon Night! – Reva Rollerdrome, 359 W. Genesee St., Auburn.  Nickelodeon music and prizes.  6-8:30pm.  Admission $4.50.  www.reva-rollerdrome.com    315-252-8225

 

 

      April 13th – Loren Barrigar & Mark Mazengarb – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  CNY acoustic guitar stand-out Loren Barrigar and New Zealand star Mark Mazengarb were instantly aware of the musical magic that was created the first time they played guitar together. Barrigar and Mazengarb share a unique musical chemistry seldom found among musicians. Their live performances feature not only their spectacular technicalgrasp of the guitar, but also their outstanding musicality and ability to be spontaneously creative.  8pm, Tickets are $15; $25 for two; APT members $13.50.  www.auburnpublictheater.org              315-253-6669

      April 13th & 14th“Bridesmaids” – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  Director Paul Feig and producer Judd Apatow team up again for this comedy that stars Kristen Wiig as Annie, a romantically unattached failed bakery owner who fears she’s losing her BFF, Lillian (Maya Rudolph), the best thing in her life, when Lillian announces she’s gotten engaged. Strapped financially and emotionally, Annie (Wiig) is fiercely protective of her ‘maid’ duties for her lifelong pal. Enter picture-perfect bridesmaid Helen (Rose Byrne) whose thunder-stealing moves only serve to expose the increasingly frazzled Annie’s shortcomings-and leading to a hilarious series of calamities involving everything from food poisoning to an epic bout of in-flight intoxication.  4/13, 1&8pm, 4/14, 8pm.  Tickets $5/online, $6/at the door.  www.auburnpublictheater.org   315-253-6669

      April 14th - Professor Louie and The Crowmatix – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  Professor Louie & The Crowmatix is a Woodstock, NY based Americana/Roots musical group led by Aaron Hurwitz, a musician and producer nicknamed ‘Professor Louie’. Their music is a blend of Blues, Rock, R&B, Gospel, & Folk with harmonic vocals. The current members all hail from New York State. They have lived, traveled and performed extensively around the globe. 8pm, doors open at 7pm.  Tickets $10/general admission, $9/APT members.  www.auburnpublictheater.org   315-253-6669

      April 14th - Va Va Bloom Garden Show – Dickman Farms Greenhouses & Garden Center, 13 Archie St., Auburn.  Whether you are just beginning to garden or an experienced gardener….Dickman Farms has a weekend geared to turning your thumb green! Dickman Farms Va Va Bloom Garden Show will be bigger and better than ever! The weekend is filled with fun for the entire family including free seminars with captivating guest speakers, workshops, tours, and fun gardening activities for all ages.  4/14, 9am – 5pm, 4/15, 10am – 5pm.  Free.  www.dickmanfarms.com  315-253-3030

      April 14th - Visit the Vintner Day – CJS Vineyards & Aurelius Winery, 6900 Fosterville Rd., Auburn.  Talk to the winemaker, taste our Estate wines and new release “Cab Franc 2010″.  Noon – 5pm, Free.  www.cjsvineyards.com  315-730-4619

      April 14th &15th   - CNYMRA District 3/WNYRacing/Upstate MX-AMA – Frozen Ocean Motorsports Complex, 4415 Vanderstouw Rd., Auburn.  AMA Sanctioned Event – Two full race days.  10 am – dusk.  $10 admission.  www.frozen-ocean.com  315-784-5466

      April 14th- “Acorn Hollow”  Wood Carvings and Crafts – Ward O’Hara Agricultural Museum & Dr. Joseph F.Karpinski, Jr. Education Center, 6880 E. Lake Rd., Auburn.  Arlie Howell will be at the Educational Center demonstrating his “deep relief” woodcarving techniques – 3D wood carving.   Carvings of walking sticks, canes, lighthouses, animals, waterfalls, animal pins and ornaments and much more. Come watch this craftsman at work.  1-3pm.  Free.  www.cayuganet.org/agmuseum  315-252-7644

      April 14th - Vernal Pool – Sterling Nature Center, 15380 Jenzvolt Rd., Sterling.  Vernal pools are small wetlands that temporarily fill with water providing essential habitat for frogs, salamanders, turtles and even a few snakes!!! We will do some hands on exploring of these unique wetlands looking for salamanders, frogs, insects and other wildlife that contribute to this ecosystem in a puddle. An indoor presentation on the natural history and vulnerability of vernal pools will be conducted before the outdoor nature study. Please dress for the weather and wear boots if you want to wade into this wetland.  1:00 pm, free.  www.cayuganet.org/sterlingpark  315-947-6143. 

      April 15th - NWTF Turkey Calling Contest at Bass Pro Shops! – Bass Pro Shops, 1579 Clark St. Rd., Auburn.  May join NWTF on the day of the event. Youth (12yrs and younger) Prizes awarded. Adults: (winners awarded: 1st: 50%; 2nd: 30%; 3rd: 20%).  12:30pm, registration fee $25.  www.basspro.com  315-258-2700

      April 16th - Empire State Paranormal Lecture – Sand Beach Church, 2950 Sand Beach Rd., Auburn.  Learn about Ghost Hunting at the Sand Beach Church.   $10, 4-6pm or 7-9pm  www.empirestateprs.com  315-406-4866

      April 17th Empowered – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  Tompkins County, NY is one of the cloudiest, least windy places in the country, and yet its residents are proving that we can meet our energy needs through totally renewable resources. From solar and wind to veggie oil and geothermal, Empowered: Power from the People tells the story of one community’s role in the energy independence revolution.   7pm, $5.  www.auburnpublictheater.org   315-253-6669

      April 17th – Sushi & Sake – Aurora Inn, 391 Main St., Aurora.  Sushi is among the most beautiful and delicious of all foods-learn the art of this delicacy in this hands-on class. We’ll cover how to select fish and ingredients, prepare sushi rice, and make simple sushi rolls. Sashimi, nigiri, and maki will be covered. We’ll also taste different sakes and learn a bit about this classic accompaniment. It’s a sure hit for your next dinner party.  6-8:30pm, $115/person.  www.innsofaurora.com  315-364-8888

 

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Posted: Wednesday, April 4th, 2012 @ 3:20 pm by Curt
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