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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. 

May 3rd – Oct. 27th – They Stood Up, Civil and Human Rights in the Finger Lakes – Cayuga Museum of History & Art, 203 Genesee St., Auburn.  Examines various civil and human rights movements in the region, ranging from abolition to bullying in today’s society.  Closed major holidays.  Suggested donation $3, Tues. – Sun. Noon – 5:00 pm.  www.cayugamuseum.org  315-253-8051

Aug. 24th – Oct. 13th – Fertile Imagination: Art & Agriculture – Schweinfurth Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn.  Fertile Imagination: Art & Agriculture is a curated exhibition that features 84 works of art by 28 artists, focusing on the impact of regional agriculture through visual expression. The exhibition highlights artwork inspired by our region’s agriculture, including themes of farming, agri-business, land, environment, community and more. Individual works of art examine agricultural material culture and objects, issues, landscape, architecture, science, products, practices, and traditions.  Closed Mondays and major holidays.  $6/adults, members and children 12 & under are free, Tues.-Sat., 10:00 am 5:00 pm, Sun., Noon – 5:00 pm.  www.myartcenter.org  315-255-1553

Sept. 12th – Oct. 3rd  (Thursdays)  – Fall Poetry Series – Schweinfurth Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn.  Includes 4 readings by published poets and writers groups. Curated by Georgia Popoff, poet and published author.  Free, 7pm.  www.myartcenter.org   315-255-1553

Sept. 18th – Oct 5th  – Hank Williams “Lost Highway” – Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, 6877 E. Lake Rd., Auburn.  What’s cookin’, good lookin’? This musical biography tells the story of the famous singer-songwriter himself. Overflowing with the music you know and love, Lost Highway paints a vivid picture of the legend’s life that will leave you “hank”ering for more. We promise that “son of a gun, you’ll have big fun on the bayou.”  Visit web site or call box office for ticket prices and show times.  www.fingerlakesmtf.com  800-457-8897




Sept. 25th – Inns of Aurora Taste of Summer Series – Aurora Inn, 391 Main St., Aurora.  Every other Wednesday throughout the summer, the Inns of Aurora will host a different local winery on its lakeside veranda for a tasting of their favorite varietals. Complimentary and open to the public. “The series is a great way for the Inns to play their part in introducing some of our favorite wineries to our neighbors and guests,” remarks Alex Schloop, organizer of the series. “I love when people stop by on their way home from work, or use it as a reason to get out of the house and join us for dinner afterwards.”  Tonight: Long Point Winery.  Free, 3:30-5:30pm.  www.innsofaurora.com  315-364-8888

Sept. 26 – Oct. 6th – Bun In The Oven: Contractions with The Calamari Sisters – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  Move over Dr. Spock, here come the Calamari Sisters! Join the sisters, once again, as they prepare to celebrate the newest addition to the Calamari family. Delphine and Carmela are in rare form, catering the biggest bouncing baby shower Brooklyn has ever seen. There’s no stopping this duo of singing, dancing, and cooking Italian Mamas from belting out tunes such as “Baby Face,” “I Got You Babe,” “Me and My Baby,” and “You Must Have Been A Beautiful Baby.” Lamaze will never be quite the same once the Calamari Sisters get done with it!  It’s laugh out loud time for this new workshop production!  $35; $31.50 APT Members; $32 Groups of 10 or more, 9/26 & 10/3 7pm, 9/27 & 10/4 8:00 pm, 9/28 & 10/5 2 & 8 pm, 9/29 & 10/6 2 pm.  www.auburnpublictheater.org        315-253-6669

Sept. 27th – The Purple Tie Event – Springside Inn, 6141 W. Lake Rd., Auburn.  Fundraiser to benefit the Cayuga/Seneca Community Action Agency’s Domestic Violence Services Department. Music by Diana Jacobs & Midnite Mood. Food, cash bar, signature cocktails, live auction, raffles. Casual attire, purple encouraged. Tickets can be purchased online at www.cscaa.com or call 315-255-1703.  Tickets $20, 5:30-9:00pm.  www.cscaa.com  315-255-1703

Sept. 27th & 28th – “Blackfish” – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  Blackfish tells the story of Tilikum, a performing killer whale that killed several people while in captivity. Along the way, director-producer Gabriela Cowperthwaite compiles shocking footage and emotional interviews to explore the creature’s extraordinary nature, the species’ cruel treatment in captivity, the lives and losses of the trainers and the pressures brought to bear by the mulit-billion dollar sea-park industry.  This emotionally wrenching, tautly structured story challenges us to consider our relationship to nature and reveals how little we humans have learned from these highly intelligent and enormously sentient fellow mammals.  Tickets $5/online, $6/at the door, 9/27, 1:00 & 8:00 pm, 9/28, 8:00 pm.  www.auburnpublictheater.org        315-253-6669

Sept. 28th – Music on the Deck – The Apple Station Winery, 5279 Cross Rd., Cayuga.  Enjoy the performance of Medicine Wheel, playing on the deck. Admission is free, wine and food will be available for purchase.  Free, 7pm.  www.theapplestation.com  315-889-5184

Sept. 28th – The Finger Lakes Mud Run at Everest Park – Everest Park, 5343 North Rd., Owasco.  he Everest Mud Run is a challenging military style trail run that’s intended to pit participants against one of two extreme courses. Each wave of participants joins a stampede of literally hundreds of people who’ll trudge through thick field grasses, over wooded underbrush, down and out of deep gullies, and ultimately face 16 jawdropping obstacles- each designed to encourage team work and comradely to overcome.  Oh… the MUD! As the name suggests, the Everest Mud Run will feature plenty of mud! The Everest Mud Run takes a note from other popular nationally-known military-style obstacle course events. However, we’ve extended the age limit to 13 and older and we offer two courses instead of just one. Both of our courses showcase the unique rural terrain of Everest Park by exploring rarely-seen sections that are far removed from the common sight of campgrounds, golf courses, and paved roads.  315-252-9305

Sept. 28th – Historical Music Salon:  Parlor Music of the Civil War – Seward House Museum, 33 South St., Auburn.  Students from the Eastman School of Music: Alexandra Cade (viola and fiddle), Katherine Webber (mezzo-soprano vocalist), John Leighton (tenor vocalist), Matthew Moisey ( piano and tenor vocalist) will present a crossection of music from the Civil War Era, including camp songs, love ballads, patriotic hymns and spirituals. The selected pieces evoke the emotional timbre of conflict, patriotism, love and freedom. The hallmarks of a nation at war.  Reservations required.  $15/Seward House Members, $20/non-members, 7-8pm.  www.sewardhouse.org  315-252-1283

Sept. 28th -Mini-Retreat:  Breathe in Wellness – EKA, 100 Genesee St., Suite 101, Auburn.  Participants will learn breathing techniques and asana practices to boost their well being and assist them in managing stress. The experience will be enhanced with Young Living essential oils and each participant will leave with a Lavender scented eye pillow and oil sample to enable continuation of the healing practices they learn at home. This special offering is open to anyone and is suitable for all levels and abilities including beginners and those with unique physical considerations. $35 registration fee/$25 for enrolled students. To register call Laura at (315) 730-6355 or register on-line at www.ekacenter.com  315-730-6355

Sept. 29th – Music in the Barn – Izzo’s White Barn Winery, 6634 Cayuga Rd., Auburn.  Recently formed in 2012, Sliver Queen Casket Co. performs music from the Blues, Classic Country, Rock N’ Roll, and Folk genres, both covers and originals. Come welcome this emerging local favorite to IWBW on September 29th. Beer, wine, and food will be available during the performance, 3-6 PM.  Free.  www.izzoswhitebarnwinery.com  315-283-8095

Sept. 29th – The Finger Lakes Chamber Ensemble – Morgan Opera House, 370 Main St., Aurora.  The Finger Lakes Chamber Ensemble is thrilled to be returning to the Morgan Opera House for an afternoon of chamber music classics on Sunday September 29 at 4:00 pm. Ensemble members Shannon Nance, violin, Roberta Crawford, viola and Stefan Reuss, cello, will be joined by guest artists Richard MacDowell, clarinet and Lara Sipols, violin.  A free wine tasting with food pairings will follow the performance at Bet the Farm, 381 Main Street.  Adults $15, Students and Children free, 4pm.  www.morganoperahouse.org  315-364-5437



Sept. 29th – Sunday Music Series: Featuring Artists from Indigo Productions – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  Charley Orlando has toured coast to coast, been on 14 albums, done over 3,000 shows, written 200 original songs, and spent 23 years in the music industry… thus far. Mike Vincitore is currently the anchor of local Grateful Dead cover band Dark Hollow. Dark Hollow is THE preeminent Dead cover band in the CNY area! Together this powerhouse duo makes up MW2.  The members of the band have a wide array of influences that always make their way onto the stage. You can expect to hear a variety of music represented, from the Grateful Dead and Rolling Stones to Pearl Jam to Tom Petty and a sprinkling of jambands like Phish. The duo plays a variety of originals, as well. Americana, bluegrass, Motown, and rock and roll are proudly on display whenever the Wheel is in motion!  Each member is constantly pushing himself to improve the sound and direction of the music. For that reason, each night is new adventure. You might expect to see a stripped down set with acoustic guitars and upright bass one night and everything on full electric the next. Admission $10, APT Members $9, 4-6pm.  www.auburnpublictheater.org        315-253-6669

Oct. 1st & Oct. 8th  - 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

Oct. 2nd – Life of Pvt. John Dunham of Co. H, 3rd NY Cavalry – Port Byron Library,              12 Sponable Dr., Port Byron.  Come learn about John’s remarkable surgical case, civil war medical triage and ballistics as well as his life after the war.  Free, 7-8pm.  315-776-5694

Oct. 2nd – Science Alive 101 – D & W Diesel, 1503 Clark St. Rd., Auburn.  An evening of hands-on science and art activities for families with participants of all ages. Parents must accompany children.  Our topic for October – Water Rockets.  $5/participant, $25/family limit, 6-8pm.  315-784-5479

Oct. 3rd – Movies at the Mack – Theater Mack at the Cayuga Museum, 203 Genesee St., Auburn.  A new monthly series, “Movies at the Mack”.  The series will kick off with Alfred Hitchcock’s tale of avain horror, “The Birds.”  The film will be shown twice, at 1PM and 7PM.  Discussion after the 7PM screening.  Admission is $3.00.  www.cayugamuseum.org               315-253-8051

Oct. 4th – Oct. 27th  – Screamer’s Hollow – Halloween Entertainment – Sterling Renaissance Festival Site, 15385 Farden Rd., Sterling.  Experience a nerve shattering mix of live actors, state of the art animation, evil characters and dazzling special effects.  Every Friday and Saturday night from 7pm – Midnight.  www.screamershollow.com  800-879-4446

Oct. 4th & 5th – ” The Missing Piece” – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  In 1976, filmmaker Joe Medeiros learned about the theft of the Mona Lisa and so began a 35-year-long obsession with the Peruggia and his motive for stealing the painting. Was it patriotism or something else? In 2008, Medeiros met Peruggia’s 84-year-old daughter Celestina, but her father died when she was a baby so she knew less about him than Medeiros did. But she wanted the truth, too. So Medeiros and his team traveled to the places Vincenzo Peruggia lived and worked, poured over thousands of original Louvre documents, police reports, court files and newspaper clippings — then found in the Florence archives Peruggia’s letters to his parents – and these held the missing piece of his story.  Tickets $5/online, $6/at the door, 10/4, 1:00 & 8:00 pm, 10/5, 8:00 pm.  www.auburnpublictheater.org        315-253-6669

Oct. 4th – First Friday Events – Participating Historical & Cultural Sites & Participating Businesses in and around downtown Auburn.                                                             Schweinfurth Art Center, 205 Genesee St. – Meet exhibiting artist in Fertile Imagination: Art & Agriculture and have the opportunity to talk with them about their work.                      Westminster Presbyterian Church, 17 William St. – Annual and amazing New 2 U Sale on Friday, October 4 from 12 – 7pm and Saturday, October 5 from 9 am – 12 noon.                      Prices are not to be missed on clothing, hoe goods, books, children toys and more. Saturday is Fill-A-Bag Day for all clothing and goods in the Great Hall while the remaining bits and pieces in White Elephant Room will be 50 % off.

Oct. 5th – Apple Pressing – Sterling Nature Center, 15380 Jenzvolt Rd., Sterling.  Join us in creating apple cider the old fashion way with a people powered fruit press. Help, wash, grind, press, pasteurize and best of all, taste the fresh apple cider. While going through the process we will discuss the history of apples, apple products, the apple-growing industry and the many different varieties of apples. Back by popular demand – take a taste test of over a dozen different varieties of apples grown by local orchards and place your vote for your favorite. A special THANK YOU to Ontario Orchards for supplying the apples for pressing and tasting.  Free, 1pm.  www.cayugacounty.us  315-947-6143

Oct. 5th – Mr. Seward for the Defense – The William Freeman Trial – Seward House Museum, 33 South St., Auburn.  The Seward House Museum, Friends of Seymour Library and NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Cayuga County are sponsoring a free presentation, Mr. Seward for the Defense – The William Freeman Trial, on October 5th at 1:00 PM at Seymour Library. Using the historical context of the case, the event will promote mental illness awareness and local history on William Seward, a lifelong advocate for human rights. In 1846, William H. Seward in Cayuga County Court House defended William Freeman accused of murder and based his plea on the unprecedented grounds of insanity. The presentation will be given by Allison Hinman, former Seward House staff member, who researched this topic for her senior thesis from Westminster College in 2011.  Free, 1pm.  www.sewardhouse.org  315-252-1283

Oct. 5th – Art in the Park 2013 – Hoopes Park, 100 S. Herman Ave., Auburn.  Finger Lakes Art Cooperative is hosting Art in the Park 2013. Acoustic musicians, theater, dance and other forms of art will be on hand for your enjoyment. There will be a fall farm stand with apples, pumpkins, cider and donuts, pumpkin painting and sidewalk chalk art for the ‘kids’.  Free, 10am-5pm.  www.flartcoop.org/


Oct. 5th –  Tiffany Concert Series – Willard Memorial Chapel, 17 Nelson St., Auburn.  Ajeet Kaur is a rising presence in the world of sacred chant and devotional music. Her first album of meditation music “SACRED WATERS” released with Spirit Voyage Music, summer of 2013. She was recently featured on Gurunam Singh’s album “Touch Every Heart” and is beginning to travel the world to offer music and yoga. Inspired by beloved chant artists like Snatam Kaur and the musical and spiritual atmosphere of her upbringing, Ajeet began singing at an early age. Her love of music has led her around the world to study traditional Indian and Irish music, along with other folk traditions and western musical styles. Along with music, the love of Ajeet’s life has been her study of healing with her teacher Guru Dev Singh. Now, just out of college, Ajeet blends the healing power of ancient mantras with a fresh and unique contemporary style. All are invited to join Ajeet Kaur and her band of talented musicians for a heart-opening evening of healing and community.  Sponsored by the Community Preservation Committee.  Admission $15/person, children 15 & under free, 7:30pm.

Oct. 5th - Boots Book Signing and Talk with Anthony Gero – Downtown Books & Coffee, 66 Genesee St., Auburn.  Join Downtown Books & Coffee and Anthony F. Gero, author of Boots: A Novella of the Civil War, for a book signing and Civil War history talk. In this work of historical fiction, the first of a proposed Civil War novella trilogy, the author uses an actual incident during Pickett’s Charge on 3 July 1863 to construct a compelling story about a dog’s loyalty to the soldiers of that day and its impact on them for years to come. In Boots, a son’s soul is transformed as he learns of his dying father’s combat experiences at Gettysburg in the 111th New York Volunteers and of the legacy of a dog called Boots.  Free, 1pm.  www.downtownbooksandcoffee.com  315-515-3411

Oct. 6th – Walking Tour of Historic Fort Hill Cemetery – Fort Hill Cemetery, 19 Fort St., Auburn.  The Community Preservation Committee will sponsor a walking tour of historic Fort Hill Cemetery. Join tour guide, Laurel Auchampaugh, for an informative tour of Auburn’s historical Fort Hill Cemetery.  Those wishing to participate should meet at Bradley Chapel, Fort Hill Cemetery, 19 Fort Street, Auburn, NY. A donation of $10 per person is requested and tickets can be purchased at the cemetery on the day of the tour.  In case of rain, a history of the Cemetery will be presented inside the historic Bradley Chapel in lieu of the walking tour.  $10 donation per person, 1pm.  www.willardchapel.org  315-252-0339

Oct. 5th & 6th – Harvest Festival – King Ferry Winery, 658 Lake Rd., King Ferry.  Two days of fun…come experience the excitement of the crush and the beauty of an autumn day in the country!  On Saturday, we will have a live radio broadcast from 11 to 1, local farmers’ market vendors, and local favorites The Bottomfeeders providing an eclectic mix of tunes from 1 to 4.  On Sunday, the music will be provided by Under Construction – classic rock in a classy style – from 1 to 4.  Our vendors for the weekend include: Kevin Schoonover – photography.  Free, 10am-5pm.  www.treleavenwines.com  800-439-5271

Oct. 5th & 6th – The Spiritual Phenomenon – Sainte Therese of Lisieux – St. Mary’s Church,   15 Clark St., Auburn.  A new play by Micael PASCAL, with Della Saba. Presented by Benoit Saint-Hilaire and Saint Mary’s Church. Over 500 performances with 100,000 spectors – a world success. Music composed by George Acogny.  Free, 10/5, 8:00 pm, 10/6, 7:00 pm.  315-252-9545



Farmers’ Markets

Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays – June  thru Oct. - Auburn Farmers’ Co-op Market Inc. – Parking Lot Across From Curleys Restaurant, 96 State St., Auburn.  Offering a wide selection of fresh veggies, fruits, baked goods, eggs, honey, herbs, spices, hanging flower baskets, bedding plants, herb plants and more. We accept SNAP EBT and some of our farmers accept WIC and Senior Farmers Market coupons. We have select vendors accepting visa/mc/discover credit/debit cards.  7am-2pm.  www.auburnfarmerscoopmarketinc.com  315-396-8871

Wednesdays  –  July thru September – Conquest Farmers’ Market – 1289 Fuller Rd., Conquest.  Shop for flowering, vegetable and herb plants, soaps, lotions, honey, Watkins products and baked goods. As the spring and summer progress, fruits and vegetables, crafts and more. Please stop by at the municipal building parking lot on Fuller Road!  Wednesdays 3pm-6pm.  315-776-8828

Wednesdays – June thru September - 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.  3pm-6pm. 315-776-4321

Thursdays – June thru October – 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.  10am-5pm.  315-497-8375.

Fridays – June thru October – Strawberry Fields Farmers’ Market – Strawberry Fields Hydroponic Farm, Route 20, Skaneateles.    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. 3pm-6pm.   315-751-5657

Fridays – May thru October - Community Farm and Crafter’s Market – DIRT Motorsport Hall of Fame & Classic Car Museum, 1 Speedway Dr., Weedsport.  Farm produce, local crafters, wine tasting, food, and much more.  3-8pm.  315-209-7880

Saturdays – May thru October – Niles Farmers’ Market – Municipal Town Hall Parking Lot, 5923 New Hope Rd., Moravia.  Fresh produce & home baked goods. Every Saturday through October.  10am-3pm.  315-730-6278

Saturdays  – June to October – Union Springs Farmers’ Market – Route 90, Astoria Park, Union Springs. Produce, herbs, flowers, meat, and baked goods.  8:30am – 12:30pm.  315-730-2711 

Saturdays – Every 1st & 3rd Saturday of the month May thru September - King Ferry Farmers’ Market – King Ferry Winery, 658 Lake Rd., King Ferry, NY.  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.  10am-1pm.  315-364-5100.

































































































































































































































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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. 

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

May 30th – June 20th – Kiss Me Kate – Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, 8977 E. Lake Rd., Auburn.  Kiss Me, Kate, the first ever winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical. An enduring love story with a raucous twist on Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew featuring the songs ‘Wunderbar’, ‘So In Love’, ‘Too Darn Hot’, and ‘Brush Up Your Shakespeare.’ Fans of Anything Goes won’t want to miss this Cole Porter classic.  Visit web site or call box office for ticket prices and show dates.  www.fingerlakesmtf.com  800-457-8897



June 6th – 30th – Altar Boyz – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  Produced by upstate NY’s most popular professional theater – Merry-Go-Round Playhouse.  Full of sharp parody, sinfully spectacular dancing, and irreverent humor, this spoof about a heavenly guy-group is adored by audiences. An extraordinary mix of side-splitting songs convincing enough to be played on MTV, uncontrollable laughs and lighthearted fun, this award-winning and totally original musical is pure delight. Suitable for all ages and will have the whole family laughing and singing along.   Visit web site or call box office for ticket prices and show times.  www.fingerlakesmtf.com  800-457-8897

June 13th – Senior Mystery Movie – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  $3.00 admission includes popcorn!!  www.auburnpublictheater.org 315-253-6669

June 16th – School’s Out for Summer Beach Party - Reva Rollerdrome, 359 W. Genesee St., Auburn.  Inflatable park open! Candy scramble, sand castle building contest, hula hoop contest, best dressed beach bum, and flip flop frenzy!  Admission $4.50 1-3:30pm, $5.50 8-11pm, 1:00 – 3:30 pm,. 8:00 – 11:00 pm.  www.reva-rollerdrome.com/  315-252-8225

June 16th – Rookery Life – Sterling Nature Center, 15380 Jenzvolt Rd., Sterling.   Come out for a peek at the great blue herons sharing the rookery work with their mates and feeding the fast growing young. Naturalist Jim D’Angelo will led a walk about Great Blue Herons and the rookery at the Sterling Nature Center. Just how big are their nests? How many nests are in the rookery? How many herons are at the rookery? Have the eggs started to hatch? We will answer these and many other questions about the rookery and great blue heron natural history during this program. A brief indoor discussion will be held first before a trip out to the rookery.  Free, 1pm.  www.cayuganet.org/sterlingpark  315-947-6143

June 16th – July 29thLake Ontario Counties’ Summer Fishing Derby – Lake OntarioGet 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

May 31st – July 11th – Auburn Photography Club Exhibit – Cayuga Community College – Library, 197 Franklin Street, Auburn.  Opening reception is on Thursday, May 31st from 5-7PM.  Artist talk, food and refreshments will be served for the reception.  Photography exhibit in the college library will run until July 11th.  Exhibit will be on view during library hours. FREE.

June 13th – 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.          4-7pm.  www.localharvest.org/pbmrc-farmers-market-M16939  315-776-9543


June 14th – 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

June 14th  – 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

June 15th – 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  315-751-5657.

June 14th – 16th – “The Pitch” – Theater Mack at the Cayuga Museum, 203 Genesee St., Auburn.  “Flambé Dreams” – Book and Lyrics by: Matthew Hardy, Music by: Randy Klein.  Joseph Christiansen wants to be a great Maitre d’ like his father who was killed in a freak flaming Bananas Foster accident. Against the wishes and warnings of his pill-pushing psychiatrist mother, young Joe leaves the safety of his small hometown and journeys to New York City to make it big in the glamorous world of food and beverage service.  “Eulogy” – Book by: Rachel Carrozziere, Music and Lyrics by: Annie Lash.  In this story of life, love, and faith, follow Sarah and Jason as they attempt to immortalize Sarah’s grandfather through stories of Sarah’s childhood, her grandfather’s death, and the years that follow. Be with us for this heartwarming story that reminds us that often death’s greatest gift is life.  Admission $20, 6/14, 7:30pm, 6/15, 8pm, 6/16, 5 & 8pm.  www.fingerlakesmtf.com  800-457-8897

June 15th – Walls of Sound: A Look Inside The House of Records – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.   The filmmaker, Dave Gracon will be here to introduce the film and for post Q&A.  Dave Gracon is a professor of film at Eastern Illinois University.  This documentary video (approximately 60 minutes) is a case study of the House of Records, a brick and mortar independent record store based in Eugene, Oregon. The store has been in operation since 1972 and it currently struggles to exist in the midst of digital downloading (both legal and illegal) and the corporate consolidation of culture (in terms of corporate chain, big-box stores and online music stores).  www.auburnpublictheater.org 315-253-6669

June 15th – A Sweet Summer Night’s Dream – Bet the Farm Winery & Gourmet Market, 381 Main St., Aurora, NY.  Bet the Farm Winery & Gourmet Market and Bee Attitudes Honey present “A Sweet Summer Night’s Dream”. Enjoy fine wines, lavender cookies, and honey sweet ice cream. All local, fresh and natural. Portion of proceeds goes to the Morgan Opera House.  Free,  4-7pm.  www.betthefarmny.com/news/   315-294-5643



June 15th & 16th – “The Vow” – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.   Married five years, a young couple’s relationship is put to the challenge when the wife, Paige (Rachel McAdams), is seriously injured in a car crash that leaves her in a coma. When she wakes up, not only does she not recognize her husband, Leo (Channing Tatum), but her last memory is of being engaged to her ex-fiancé, Jeremy (Scott Speedman).  When, despite all his efforts to make his wife fall in love with him again, Paige doesn’t recover her feelings for him, Leo has to decide whether he should move on with his life.  Tickets $5 online, $6 at the door, 6/15, 1 & 8pm 6/16, 8pm.  www.auburnpublictheater.org 315-253-6669

June 16th  – 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 

June 16th – Open House & Freeman Trial Lecture – Seward House Museum, 33 South St., Auburn.  An opportunity for the public to learn about a captivating moment in local Auburn history, the trial of William Freeman.  Freeman was an African American who murdered four members of the local Van Nest family.  The incident sparked feelings of animosity and reprisal, and took on a more controversial note when William Seward offered to defend Freeman despite the public outcry.  Come learn about this often unheard of moment in Seward’s fascinating career.  Free,   1-2pm.  www.sewardhouse.org  315- 252-1283

June 16th & 17th  – Barrel Tasting Weekend – CJS Vineyards & Aurelius Winery, 6900 Fosterville Rd., Auburn.  Stop in the winery and taste several of our new red wines right out of the oak barrels!  Noon-5pm.  www.cjsvineyards.com  315-730-4619

June 16th & 17th – South Shore Marina Fishing Tournament – Southern shore of Owasco Lake.  Adult and child catagories.  Prizes.  Registration deadline 6/15 at 6pm.  See web site for entry fee and catagories.  www.ssmonowasco.net  315-497-3006

June 17th – Prison City Rambler’s Father’s Day Car Show – Emerson Park, 6914 East Lake Rd., Auburn.   In 2012 the Prison City Ramblers will host the 20th annual Father’s Day Car Show, to be held at beautiful Emerson Park in Auburn, NY. Last year we had perfect weather, and had over 350 cars enter in the show. We awarded over 50 trophies. The 2012 show will feature a car corral, vendor’s area / flea market, plenty of food, music and good times!  To register a vehicle, $8/advance $10/day of show.  8am-4pm.  www.prisoncityramblers.com     315-253-2306 

June 17th – Father’s Day Barbecue – Aurora Inn, 391 Main St., Aurora.  Our spectacular annual Father’s Day event returns. Enjoy this cookout on the beautiful lawns of the Aurora Inn.  $24 adults, $12 kids (inclusive), noon-4pm.  www.innsofaurora.com  315-364-8888


June 20th – Summer Solstice Walk – Sterling Nature Center, 15380 Jenzvolt Rd., Sterling.  Start your summer off on the right foot by taking a guided hike along the trails of the Sterling Nature Center in search of symbols for the changing seasons. What flora and fauna usher in summertime? Come enjoy and evening hike on the longest day of the year.  Free, 7pm.  www.cayuganet.org/sterlingpark  315-947-6143

June 21st – 23rd“The Pitch” – Theater Mack at the Cayuga Museum, 203 Genesee St., Auburn.   Dogwood Days - Book and Lyrics by: Rebekah Greer Melocik, Music by: Jacob Yandura – Kay McKenna is a writer who is hired by the government in 1936 to collect narratives from former slaves. Everyone on Kay’s list is dead or missing, except Cora Skye, a reclusive sharecropper. In exchange for the narratives, Kay agrees to work on the farm for free. Cora is haunted by the spirits of her past, literally. Learn about the legacies that are passed down to us as Americans, and our responsibility to carry on those legacies towards change.

Off With Her Maidenhead – Book and Lyrics by: Amy Claussen, Music by: James RushinThis irreverent musical steals from Disney Princess movies to retell history in a delicious romp. Based on the loosely true story of a 1500’s nunnery that was falsely fined for being a brothel, the Sisters decide they might as well raise funds doing just what they’re accused of! The dreams that you wish do come true, so be careful what you wish for!  $20/ticket, 6/21, 7:30pm 6/22, 8pm 6/23, 5 & 8pm.  www.fingerlakesmtf.com  800-457-8897

June 22ndChillin’ & Grillin’ – Aurora Inn, 391 Main St., Aurora.  Learn the art of the summer barbecue from Chef Rupert Robbins of Skillet & Embers Catering Co. You’ll bring home serious grill skills from this class, which will be held at the Wells College boathouse. From pulled pork and ribs to potatoes, corn, and fish, enjoy the best lakeside barbecue ever-and eat family style as the sun sets over beautiful Cayuga Lake. Dinner at 8:30, 20 person maximum.  $75/person, 6-8:30pm.  www. innsofaurora.com  315-364-8888

June 22nd & 23rd – Steve Jobs:  The Lost Interview – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.   An interview that reveals the burning passion of Steve Jobs, a passion that would go on to give us the iMac, the iPod, the iPhone and the iPad. As a tribute to an amazing man, Landmark is proud to be screening Steve Jobs – the Lost Interview.  Tickets $5/online, $6/at the door, 6/22, 1:00 pm  & 8:00 pm, 6/23, 8:00 pm.  www.auburnpublictheater.org 315-253-6669

June 23rd – Zabriskie Folk Series – Morgan Opera House, 370 Main St., Aurora.  Spend a sublime evening exploring the musical variations of “Time”. The Bottom Feeders, an Aurora institution whose existence exactly coincides with the restoration of the Morgan Opera House, present the seventh of their unique theme shows. This time, the subject is time: songs about due time, no time, good times, hard times, yesterday and tomorrow, centuries, years, hours and seconds. The event is timed to coincide with the six- month mark before the Mayan calendar expires in December. Eager as ever to entertain you with their folky acoustic style, the band members invite you to bring your watch, hourglass, or sundial to mark the Summer Solstice.  Adults $8, Seniors $6, Students/Children $4, 8pm.  www.morganoperahouse.org  315-364-5437


June 23rd – Marriage Equality Act Celebration – Sand Beach Church, 2950 Sand Beach Rd., Auburn.   A celebration for the anniversary of the passing and signing of the Marriage Equality Act.  Fun for all ages – face painters, hypnotherapist and much more.  Free, 2-6pm.                 315-406-4866

June 23rdThe Red House Presents: The TempestAuburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  American Drum Circle. The Tempest marks The Red House’s 4th season of bringing family-friendly and highly accessible Shakespeare to Upstate New York. Our traveling performances have captivated audiences young and old. Last year?s Romeo & Juliet reached over 3,000 people across CNY and the Adirondacks! This innovative 70 minute production transforms Auburn Public Theater into a magical theatrical event.  The Tempest is a great opportunity to see high quality, professional theater that’s fun for the whole family!  Free, 2pm.  www.auburnpublictheater.org  315-253-6669

June 24th – Summer Block Party – Downtown Auburn, Exchange St. Auburn.  The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival and the Cayuga County Chamber of Commerce will host the “Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival Block Party” featuring the annual “Flavor of the Finger Lakes”.  This exciting, fun-filled festival will showcase regional restaurants, bakeries, wineries & creameries plus the new Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival venus.  Enjoy street performances, piano renditions of show tunes, live music and much more.  Free, 1-5pm.  www.cayugacountychamber.com  315-252-7291





Elderberry Pond Restaurant – lunch & dinner Wed-Sun.

Tom Thumb Restaurant

Reese’s Dairy Bar

Pumpkin Hill Bistro – lunch – Tues-Sat, dinner Fri-Sat

The Cascade Grill on Owasco Lake opening 5/25

Dorie’s, 238 Main St., Aurora – open Wed-Sun 11am-8pm



































Posted: Friday, June 15th, 2012 @ 8:53 pm by Curt
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Canadice Lake, the smallest Finger Lake at only three miles longHistory in the Making!

Since the notion to create a Finger Lakes Museum was first publicized last April, we have made some tremendous progress–more than I ever imagined we would–especially in such a short period of time. We are looking forward to a continuation of that momentum in 2009, despite the economic difficulties our nation, state, and even we as individuals are facing.

The Board of Trustees has decided not to hold an organizational meeting this month. The next meeting will be scheduled for Tuesday, February 24th, when we will present our Strategic Plan and updates on the progress of our four functioning committees. Notification will be emailed to everyone several weeks in advance.

On Monday, I received notification from Albany that our application for a Provisional Museum Charter has cleared the scrutiny of the State Education Department’s legal staff and has been forwarded to the Office of Cultural Education for its consideration. From there it goes to the Board of Regents for a final decision based on the recommendation of the Cultural Office.

Initial fundraising began in December and I’m pleased to say that contributions have started to come in. Many thanks to those of you who have donated for your generosity. If you wish to make a tax-deductible contribution to the project, please make your check payable to Finger Lakes Museum Fund, and mail it to the following address:

Cynthia Kimble, Treasurer
Finger Lakes Museum Fund
309 Lake Street
Penn Yan, NY  14527

Soon there will be a mechanism added to our website, www.fingerlakesmuseum.org, which will enable contributors to make credit and debit card donations.

Best wishes for a prosperous 2009. And thanks for your interest and enthusiasm. Pass it on!

John Adamski

PS: The attached photo, Waiting for Spring, was taken at Canadice Lake–the smallest Finger Lake at only three miles long.

Posted: Wednesday, January 14th, 2009 @ 2:31 pm by Curt
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New York Institute of Dance and Education presents the wonderful holiday variety show
Tuesday, December 23, 20008 at 7:00pm

with Sean McLeod, Alex Cowings, Brian Morey, Jerami Kipp, Lorienne Beals & special surprise guests!

A great show for the family.

Tickets only $15 available at APT, NYIDE & Bambino’s Bistro




Contact: Janie@auburnpublictheater.com for info


Auburn Public Theater is available for rental for corporate and private functions.

For information about our Movie Theater, Cafe Stage or Theater Stage:


Posted: Thursday, December 11th, 2008 @ 2:37 pm by Curt
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