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Dec. 18th, 19th & 20th – Candlelight Tours of the Beautiful Seward House – Seward House Museum, 33 South St., Auburn.  Costumed guides lead visitors on a candle lit tour of the home decorated in holiday splendor by local florists. As visitors learn about holiday traditions of the Seward family in the 19th century, actors portraying various members of the family emerge to share holiday recollections gleaned from the letters and diaries. Tours end with Christmas carols sung around the family’s 1872 Steinway piano.  Space is limited, reservations required.  Tickets $12/adults, $10/children 12 & under, 6 & 7pm.  www.sewardhouse.org  315-252-1283

Dec. 19th – ” 20,000 Days on Earth” – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  Drama and reality combine in a fictitious 24 hours in the life of musician and international cultural icon Nick Cave. The film is an intimate portrait of the artistic process, celebrating the transformative power of the creative spirit.  20,000 Days on Earth premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, where it won the World Cinema Documentary awards for for directing and editing.  Tickets $6, 12/19, 1:00 & 8:00 pm, 12/20, 8:00 pm.  www.auburnpublictheater.org 315-253-6669

Dec. 20th – Bob Sima Concert – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  When Bob Sima opens his mouth to sing what comes out is far beyond the human sounds of a warm and soulful voice. Beyond the songs, beyond the voice, beyond the stories. Yes…there’s more. A lesson, a nudge, a reminder, of the simple splendor of this place and these experiences we all share. The unique beauty is his presentation of these ancient messages – the conversations he has with the master teachers of the universe – in music that lives and breathes across generations. Bob has been called “Eckhart Tolle with a guitar” and his music truly heals and expands the heart. What draws you in is his ability to share these insights in a way that grabs your listening ear, inspires your beating heart, awakens your inner spirit, and transforms your most intimate desires. He is a poet, observer, scribe, and healer – all divinely bundled as a singing, songwriting transformative energy. His gift of music is a magnifying glass to the soul, each song sincere and worth repeating for a lifetime. The seemingly casual fashion that Bob makes his guitar speak is not coincidentally right in rhythm with all of the toes tapping, tears dripping, and hands clapping in the room. Bob truly moves his audiences – physically, emotionally, and spiritually.  Tickets $15, 8pm.  www.auburnpublictheater.org 315-253-6669

Dec. 20th – Corresponding with Legends II Release and Book Signing with Craig Sievers – Downtown Books & Coffee, 66 Genesee St., Auburn.  This book is a look into the past of American football through the eyes of the people who actually saw it. Hand written letters of these firsthand accounts have been compiled over nearly two decades of collecting and research. There are stories included that will interest anyone from the most casual fan to the astute football historian. Corresponding With Legends II is a very old fashioned way to see how football was, how much it has changed, and how much it has remained the same.  Free, 1pm.  315-515-3411

Dec. 21st – Winter Solstice Walk – Sterling Nature Center, 15380 Jenzvolt Rd., Sterling.  Embrace the first day of winter by taking a guided walk to discover nature’s secret expression of the changing seasons. We will seek out the remnants of autumn and discover the beginning signs of winter.  Free, 1pm.  315-947-6143

Dec. 21st – LONGEST NIGHT Service:  A Service of Light in the Midst of Darkness – Westminster Presbyterian Church, 17 Nelson St., Auburn.  Westminster Presbyterian Church will hold a “Service of the Longest Night,” offering a message of hope and comfort for anyone who finds the holidays difficult, due to loneliness, insecurity, loss, anxiety, weariness, or the stress of the season. The service includes candlelight, hymns, special music, and a message by Pastor Dwain Lee.  Free, 7-8pm.  www.westminsterauburn.org  315-253-3331

Dec. 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 café.   www.auburnpublictheater.org 315-253-6669

 

Dec. 26th – Final Friday at Theater Mack – Theater Mack at the Cayuga Museum, 203 Genesee St., Auburn.  Final Friday with Auburn’s Austin John Band. Enjoy the cozy setting. Snacks and beverage available for purchase.  $5 Cover Charge, 6-10pm.  www.cayugamuseum.org  315-253-8051

Posted: Friday, December 19th, 2014 @ 5:53 pm by Nakeia Endres
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This holiday season, Candlelight Tours hosted of the beautifully decorated Seward House Museum will immerse you in the intimate holiday celebrations of Auburn’s rich past. You are invited to join the Seward Family as they prepare for Christmas in their Auburn home. Costumed guides will lead tours through the house, which will be bustling as members of the family, friends, and servants prepare the holiday meal, exchange gifts, share stories from past holidays, and circle around the piano to sing carols. Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for children twelve and under. Prepaid reservations are required as tours do sell out. Reservations can be made by calling (315) 252-1283 or visiting the Museum. Tours begin at 6pm & 7pm.

Date: Friday, December 19, 2014 – 6:00 pm
Duration: 2 Hours
Repeat Event: Repeat every Friday until December 20, 2014
Contact Info:
Natalie Stetson
Email: development@sewardhouse.org

Posted: Saturday, December 6th, 2014 @ 4:29 pm by Nakeia Endres
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Costumed guides lead visitors on a candle lit tour of the home decorated in holiday splendor by local florists. As visitors learn about holiday traditions of the Seward family in the 19th century, actors portraying various members of the family emerge to share holiday recollections gleaned from the letters and diaries. Tours end with Christmas carols sung around the family’s 1872 Steinway piano.  Space is limited, reservations required.

Date(s): 12/05/2014, 12/06/2014, 12/11/2014, 12/12/2014, 12/13/2014, 12/18/2014, 12/19/2014, 12/20/2014
Location: Seward House Museum
33 South St.
Auburn, NY 13021
Time: Tours at 6:00 pm & 7:00 pm
Cost: Tickets $12/adults, $10/children 12 & under
Telephone: 315-252-1283
Email: info@sewardhouse.org
Website: Click here for more info »

Posted: Saturday, November 29th, 2014 @ 5:24 pm by Nakeia Endres
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Costumed guides lead guests around Auburn’s Historic District, sharing macabre tales of Victorian funeral practices, the assassination attempt on Mr. Seward, the spectral sightings of Seward family pets, and the mysterious incident of Anthony Schimer’s gold. Admission: Adults $10, Children (12 and under) are $8. Reservations required as space is limited. Please call 252-1283 for more information or to make your reservations.

Date: Tuesday, October 28, 2014 – 7:00 pm
Duration: 1 Hour
Repeat Event: Every Day until October 30, 2014

Contact Info:

Call (315) 252-1283 to make reservations.
Email: development@sewardhouse.org

Posted: Saturday, October 25th, 2014 @ 4:35 pm by Nakeia Endres
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Seward House Museum, 33 South St. – Join us for our first fall First Friday reception! The Honky Tonk Hindooz will be playing live at the Seward House Museum and we will be featuring the eclectic and unique artwork of Alan Alger in our gift shop gallery space. Refreshments served.
Schweinfurth Art Center, 205 Genesee St. - Biboti & Wacheva Dancing & Drumming Ensemble will be performing next door at Theater Mack.

 

Date(s): 10/03/2014
Location: Participating Historical & Cultural Sites & Participating
Near and Around Downtown
Auburn, NY 13021
Time: 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Cost: Free

Posted: Saturday, September 20th, 2014 @ 4:34 pm by Nakeia Endres
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