Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce Activity Listing

Skaneateles Festival at Brook Farm


(For more events visit

Thru September 5

The Great New York State Fair at the NYS Fairgrounds in Syracuse. Only 20

minutes from Skaneateles.

Thru September 10

THEATER: Merry Go Round Playhouse presents “Do Black Patent

Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up?” at Emerson Park, Rt. 38A Auburn. For Tickets call (800) 457-

8897 or online

Wednesday – Saturday, August 31 – September 3 Skaneateles Festival

completes its 4th

week of 2011 season with “Stellar musicians including pianist Jon Makamatsu (Van Cliburn

competition Gold Medalist), soprano Sari Gruber (Naumburg Competition winner), violinist

Steven Copes (Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra concertmaster), and others close this year’s

Festival with a week of timeless masterworks. Each historic piece this week stands the test of

time because of the universal human qualities it conveys. It’s the kind of music we live for.”

Visit for tickets.

Wednesday, August 31 Special Event: 8:00 PM Solo piano recital with Jon Nakamatsu.

Rameau: Gavotte and Doubles; Liszt: Dante Sonata; Beethoven: Sonatoa No. 2 in Csharp

minor, Op. 27 “Moonlight”; Chopin: Andante Spianato and Grande Polonaise in Eflat,

Op.22. First Presbyterian Church, 97 E. Genesee St. visit or call

(315) 685-7418 to order tickets.

Thursday, September 1 MUSIC: 8:00 PM Featuring Steven Copes, violin; Sara Gruber,

soprano; Jon Manasse, clarinet; Jon Nakamatsu, piano; Carol Rodland, viola; David Ying,

cello; Janet Ying violin. Wolf: Italian Serenade; Shubert: Der Hirt auf dem Felsen (The

Shepard on the Rock); Debussy: Premiere Rhapsodie; Brahms: Quintet for Clarinet and

Strings in B minor, Op. 115. First Presbyterian Church, 97 E. Genesee St. visit

or call (315) 685-7418 to order tickets.

Friday, September 2 MUSIC: 8:00 PM Featuring: Steven Copes, violin; Elinor Freer,

piano; Sari Gruber, soprano; Jon Manasse, clarinet; Jon Nakamatsu, piano; David Ying,

cello. Andre Previn: Four Songs for Sopran, Cello, and Piano; Brahms: Sonata No. 2 in Eflat,

Op. 120; Dvorak: Piano Trio in E minor, “Dumky”. First Presbyterian Church, 97 E.

Genesee St. visit or call (315) 685-7418 to order tickets.

Saturday, September 3 FESTIVAL GRAND FINALE: 7:30 PM Featuring: Peter Bay,

conductor; Sari Gruber, soprano; Festival Chamber Orchestra. Rossini: Overture to II

Signor Bruschino; Mozart: Arias; Villa-Lobos: Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5 for Soprano

and 8 Cellos; Mozart: Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K. 550. Brook Farm. Visit

or call (315) 685-7418 to order tickets.

Tuesday, August 30

YOUTH EVENT: Future Worlds Series for Youth (ages 13-17) 1:00 – 4:00

PM; Young Adults (ages 18 & older) 7:00 – 9:00 PM Viewing classic Twilight Zone & Star Trek

film clips to X-Men, Men in Black & beyond; a chance to get together & talk about our beliefs,

fears, hopes for our world in a relaxed setting. Coffee-house style beverages & snacks, selfserve

but free.

Skaneateles United Methodist Church (315) 685-5963 (use municipal

parking lot).

Wednesday, August 31

TRIVIA NIGHT: Kid’s Trivia starts at 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM; Adults starts

at 7:00 PM

Creekside Books & Coffee, 35 Fennell St. Admission $1.00 per person. (315) 685-


Wednesday, August 31

MUSIC: NOON – Tiffany Summer Concert Series featuring a variety of

genres. Piano concert featuring Emmanuel Ferrar.

Willard Memorial Chapel, 17 Nelson

Street, Auburn. The concerts are free and open to the public. Donations accepted. (315) 252-


Thursday, September 1

OPEN MIC: 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM Creekside Coffeehouse, 35 Fennell

St. (315) 685-0379 or Free

Thursday, September 1

FARMER’S MARKET: 3:30 – 6:30 PM Skaneateles Farmers


. Austin Park Pavilion PM Local growers sell fruits, vegetables, flowers, cheese, eggs,

bread, free range chicken, wine, baked goods, meats, herbs, etc. (315) 729-9320.

Saturday, Sunday & Monday September 3, 4 & 5

Skaneateles YMCA & Community Center

is closed. They will reopen on Tuesday, September 6 at 5:30 AM

Friday & Saturday, September 2 & 3

MOVIE: BUDRUS “It takes a village to unite the most

divided people on earth” 9/2 @ Noon & 8 PM; 9/3 8 PM at

Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange

St @ Genesee St. (315) 253-6669. $5.00/person

Friday, September 2 FIRST FRIDAY Art Night

Please join Snake Oil Glassworks 6:00 – 9:00 PM for First Friday. They will be rounding

out the summer making rondels. What are rondels? Glass discs that you can hang in your

window. Stop by and see how they are made. Light Refreshments. Questions 315-685-


Landscape paintings by Michelle Danforth will be featured throughout the month of

September at

Imagine, the fine arts and fine craft gallery at 38 E. Genesee St.,

Skaneateles. The exhibition opens Sept. 2 from 6 to 9 p.m., as part of the village’s First

Friday celebration. Refreshments will be provided, along with entertainment by the Pond

Creek Bogstompers. (315) 685-6263

Hanging Out To Dry: Completed Works by Lisa Noviasky will be on display through

September 30 at Gallery 54, 54 E. Genesee St . The gallery features fine art and fine craft

by Central New York artists. Hours: Monday-Wednesday 10-5, Thursday-Saturday 10-6,

Sunday 11-5., 685-5470 Opening Reception for Hanging out to

Dry: 6-9 p.m., Friday September 2nd at

Gallery 54. Meet the artist, music by Chris

Molloy and his Electric Blue Harp, and refreshments The opening is part of Skaneateles’

First Friday Celebration.

Celebrate the Grand opening of Skaneateles Artisans’ Gallery under the Stone. 6:00 –

9:00 PM The Artisans Gallery will recognize the work of its many artists with a special

theme for Labor Day weekend and its Grand Opening: A Labor of Love. Located in The

Old Stone Mill at 3 Fennell St. (lower level). Visit (315)


Stop in at Johnny Angels, 22 Jordan St., Enjoy a burger and see the work of Marilyn

Schick. (315) 685-0100.

The Country Ewe, 18 E. Genesee St., will host local resident Christy Lemp 6:00 – 9:00

PM. Wine and cheese will be served (315) 685-9580.

Entertainment from 7:30 – 9:30 PM at Creekside Coffeehouse, 35 Fennell St. Tina

Williams & Scott Kallas (315) 685- 0379 Free

First National Gifts, 2 E. Genesee St. features Wayne kunkel

Friday, September 2

Join the fun at Bijou Hair Salon, 6 Jordan Street as they hold a minicarnival

and cut-a-thon to raise funds for PARCS playground project. Featured events will be a

cut-a-thon (perfect timing for those back to school haircuts). A Dunking Booth. (Hit the target

with a baseball and drop your favorite or least favorite person into a tub of water). Purchase

Snow cones, baked goods, henna tattoos, hair barrettes, or take a chance on some beautiful

raffle baskets. 3:00 – 8:00 PM Questions (315) 685-1300. Donations accepted.

Saturday & Sunday, September 3 & 4 Skaneateles Volunteer Firemen’s Field Days


Austin Park! Available both days: Amusement rides, games, chicken barbecue, burgers, hotdogs,

sausage, clams, corn on the cob, soda, beer & wine

Saturday, September 3 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM Classic Car Show; Noon Chicken Barbecue;

1:00 PM Rides Open (Specials 1 – 4 and 7 – 10 Pay one price); 4:00 PM Pushball for Kids,

Adults & Firemen & Women; Entertainment – 5:30 – 6:30 Mister Maybe; 6:30 – 7:30 John

Dean & Friends; 8:00 – 10:30 PM Dean Brothers.

Sunday, September 4 Noon Chicken Barbecue; 1:00 PM Rides Open; 4:00 PM Parade;

6:00 – 10:00 PM Tumbleweed Jones; 6:30 PM Bucket Brigade Kids, Adults & Firemen &

Women; 8:30 PM Parade & Sports Awards; 8:45 PM Big Money Drawing & Raffles; 10 PM


Saturday & Sunday, September 3 & 4 Skaneateles Labor Day Race Weekend


the seventh year of exceptional racing, is a volunteer operated, private not for

profit (IRS 501c3) charity supporting wellness in CNY by conducting races and funding healthrelated

programs with the proceeds.

Saturday, September 3 7:30 AM Skinnyman Sprint Triathlon, Clift Park (800yd swim, 14

mile bike, 3 mile run); Mini Skinny, YMCA & Community Center for youths ages 8 – 14.

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM visit to register; The Dash for youths ages 5 – 7 no

registration fee. Visit for more information.

Sunday, September 4 8:00 AM Escape from the Judge, Clift Park (One mile open water

swim); Noon Coon Hill Grind (Two mile time trial beginning at Skaneateles Ski Club); 4:00

PM Four Mile Road Race Registration still open for the Coon Hill Grind & Road Race. Visit

Saturday, September 3

MUSIC: 7:30 – 9:30 PM Little Feet Creekside Coffeehouse, 35

Fennell St. (315) 685- 0379 Free

Saturday, September 3

FARMER’S MARKET: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM Skaneateles Farmers


. Austin Park Pavilion Local growers sell fruits, vegetables, flowers, cheese, eggs, bread,

free range chicken, wine, baked goods, meats, herbs, etc. (315) 727-9320

Sunday, September 4

CHURCH SERVICE: 10:30 AM Lakeside service by St. James

Episcopal Church

, in the park next door to the Church located at 96 E. Genesee St.

Sunday, September 4

MUSIC: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Featuring Karla Davis, Accoustic guitar.

Outside at the Springside Inn

, 6141 West Lake Rd. No reservations, bring lawn chairs. Rain

or Shine $10/advance; $15/door. For more information call (315) 252-


Monday, September 5 – October 28

ART EXHIBIT: Baltimore Woods Nature Center Weeks Art

Gallery is pleased to present Natural Selections, an exhibit of watercolor paintings by Bob Ripley.

On exhibit in the Weeks Art Gallery, 4007 Bishop Hill Road, Marcellus, NY this collection of work

in transparent watercolor is open to the public during regular business hours: Monday – Friday

from 9am-4pm & Saturday 10am-4pm. A reception for the artist will be held Saturday,

September 10, from 2-4pm. The gallery and the reception are open to public. There is no

admission charge, and parking is free. (315) 673-1350

Tuesday, September 6

First day of school for Skaneateles Central School District.

(315) 8361

Wednesday, September 7

PITCH: “Monthly Roundtable gathering for Women Entrpreneurs &

Women in Business” This month’s topic: Organization – How organization can add to your

bottomline. Developing workflow & company policies that allow you to work smarter, not

harder. 5:15 – 6:45 PM. Custom Business Services Training Center, Grant Ave, Auburn.

$10/person. Registration required (315) 258-8780

Friday & Saturday, September 9 & 10

MOVIE: Farmageddon “The unseen war on American

Family Farms.” 9/9 @ 1 & 8 PM; 9/10 8 PM at

Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange St @

Genesee St. (315) 253-6669. $4.00/person

Sunday, September 11

A Community “bell ringing” has been organized in memory of 9/11.

2011 is the 10

th Anniversary of that devastating day in the United States! At 8:45 AM, a dozen

locations in Skaneateles will ring their bell three times. Each ring representing one of the three

locations attacked. Twin Towers, Pentagon, Field in PA.

Sunday, September 11

To Mark the 10th Anniversary of 9/11, the Skaneateles Ecumenical

Clergy Association is hosting a Community Service of Prayer and Remembrance. 6:30 – 7:00 PM

at Shotwell Park, on E. Genesee St. Join us for this time of prayer, silence, and musical tribute

to honor those whose lives were lost and those whose lives were changed forever.

Sunday, September 11

FESTIVAL: Noon – 6:00 PM Seafood Music Fest at the Sherwood Inn.

Featuring Seafood raw bar, New England Clam chowder, Jonah Crab Claws, Seafood & Sausage

Gumbo, Lobster Roll, Cajun Grouper Sandwich, Corn on the Cob, steamed clams. Entertainment

by: Full Tilt, Grupo Pagan, The Mere Mortals, Joe Whiting Band.

Friday, September 16

FESTIVAL: 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM Skaneateles Ski Club Fall Festival. Music

& Entertainment by Dusty Pascal 6:15 PM; McDonald Ashford Irish Dancers 7:30 PM; The Mere

Mortals 8:00 – 10:00 PM. Activities for kids of all ages – food, raffles, pumpkins, silent auction &

more. Bring your own beverages. All proceeds directly benefit the family & youth programs at

the ski hill. Advance tickets $15/Adults; $30/Family Max; Kids free sold at The Chocolate Pizza

Company or The White Sleigh. Tickets will be available at the door. $20/Adults; $40/Family Max.

Tuesday, September 20

The Skaneateles Republicans have invited the public to the Sherwood

Inn from 6 – 8 PM to meet the 2011 candidates running for office. Light hor d oeuvres and cash



Skaneateles YMCA & Community Center

will be closed on Saturday, Sunday & Monday,

September 3, 4 & 5. Reopening on Tuesday, September 6 at 5:30 AM

Skaneateles Town Square

will again supply yellow mums for our annual Fall Festival, October

1 & 2. Cost is $6.00 per 8 inch pot. Please place your order by September 12 for a delivery of

September 16. Contact Kate Youle at (315) 685-5748 Help us decorate the village for the fall.

Your participation is appreciated.

Women TIES

announces their annual event “Inspiring Success – The Women TIES Retreat” will

be held on October 5 at the Lodge at Welch Allyn. This special annual event is designed to

gather New York State women entrepreneurs together in a relaxing environment to create

stronger economic ties with each other, infuse inspiration into their lives from powerful

presenters, enlighten them on vital business topics, and ignite powerful financial connections to

grow their companies. For more information visit

Mid-Lakes Navigation

cruises are in full wave. Check out one of the many options that are

offered on Skaneateles Lake. Sightseeing, Traditional dinner or lunch, Dinosaur BBQ, ‘Take out’,

Mail Boat or try something different and cruise the Erie Canal. For more information call (315)

685-8500 or visit

Skaneateles Education Foundation

presents “HoeDown for Education” to be held Saturday,

October 1 at Mandana Barn. Sponsorships are available. Levels ranging from $2500 – $250! For

more information or to become a sponsor, please contact: Sharon Magee, Executive Director,

(315) 291-2212 or

Summer schedule for

St. Mary’s of the Lake – Saturday Vigil Mass: 4:30 PM and Sunday

Masses: 8:00, 9:15 & 11:15 AM through Labor Day. Weekend after Labor Day until the

weekend prior to Father’s Day Saturday Vigil Mass: 4:30 PM; Sunday Masses: 8:00 & 10:15 AM;

Daily Mass 7:30 AM; Holy Day Mass: 7 AM & 7 PM (no vigil mass) Questions please call the

parish office at (315) 685-5083.


UPS STORE on Fennell Street wants to remind all Chamber Members that they will do FREE

pick up and drop off for all your copying and shipping needs. Call Matt at (315) 685-0155.

Baltimore Woods Nature Center

is located at 4007 Bishop Hill Road, Marcellus, NY 13108

Hours: Interpretive Center is open M-F 9am-4pm, Saturday 10am-4pm, closed Sundays.

The hiking trails and parking are free and open every day from dawn to dusk.



Hairtique Salon and Day Spa, 20 E. Genesee St. and receive a complimentary AVEDA

Damage remedy treatment with any hair care service. Grizzly rooster feathers are in.

(Turquoise, Fuscia, and Chartreuse). Call for your appointment today! (315) 685-7303

Mixed Use (Retail, Office, Residential Condos) property available. Available Sq Ft – Office or

Retail Space #1- 880 Sq Ft; Rental Rate: $20.50 / Sq Ft per Year NNN located

at The Old

Stone Mill

, 3 Fennell St. This strategically located, Class A office building in a fundamentally

strong office market. Tenants include Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, Nixon Peabody LLP and The

Skaneateles Artisans. For further information on this property please contact J. Nicholas Slottje

at (617) 939-6609.

Primary Technology Solutions

is offering a 10% off of the yearly fee for our online backup

solution for business continuity. Please call Paul Rodgers at (315) 217-1408 for more


Special weekday rates at

Inn of the Finger Lakes. $89.99 Sunday – Thursday from now

through September. Rate includes continental breakfast, buffet and wine & beer reception. For

reservations call (315) 253-5000.

Hair Feathers are in!

Bijou Hair Salon Feathers, feathers, feathers…We have a waiting list a

mile long and are trying to keep up with them! Again, the best to know when they arrive is

facebook! I have to say so myself, it is quite fun to have a secret feather in your hair that peeps

out once in a while;) and I’m almost 40! Feathers are $10 each or 3 for $25 (+tax) Call Bijou to

make an appointment or check out Facebook.

$3.00 Burgers every Thursday at

Johnny Angels Heavenly Burgers, 22 Jordan St.

(315) 685-0100. Can’t beat the taste….can’t beat the price! Try one

today. Join Johnny Angels on Facebook!

Springside Inn

, 6141 W. Lake Rd., Auburn serves Sunday Brunch from 10:30am – 1:00pm

Enjoy fresh fruit, scrambled eggs, homemade waffles with mixed berry syrup or Maple syrup,

bacon, sausage, oven roasted potatoes, Virginia baked ham, roast sirloin of beef, chicken ala

king with homemade biscuits, Seafood Newburg with toast points, Springside Inn’s famous

Cheese Souffle’, sauteed vegetables, bagels with cream cheese, homemade brownies and cream

puffs, “make your own sundaes” with homemade dessert sauces, orange juice, coffee, tea or

milk. $14.99/Adults; 10 and under ½ price; 4 and under free. (315) 252-7247

Professional Office Space

available at Custom Business Services coop. Excellent

opportunity for small business to get all the benefits that a larger businesses enjoy without all

the overhead (Reception area, upscale conference room, professional presentation/training

room, kitchen access, free parking, etc). Interested persons contact Kim Manrow at (315) 258-



The Skaneateles Volunteer Firemen need your help at the Labor Day Community Field Days.

Help those that protect you 24/7! Call or e-mail Sue Dove (315)

685-0552. to sign up for any two hour time period from Noon – 10:00 PM on Saturday, Sept 3

or Sunday, Sept 4. Help needed in the food booth, ride ticket booth, beer and chicken barbecue.


Thru August

– The Skaneateles Historical Society’s Museum at the Creamery, located at

28 Hannum St. is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday 1 – 4 PM or by appointment. Call (315)


Memorial Day – Labor Day

John D. Barrow Art Gallery is open Monday – Friday, 1:00 –

4:00 PM and Saturday, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM . Private tours by appointment (315) 685-5135.

Visit the Gallery online at

Thru August 31

– Watercolor and photography by artists Margaret Manring and Diana Whiting

will be exhibited and for sale and on exhibit at the Weeks Art Gallery,

Baltimore Woods

Nature Center

, 4007 Bishop Hill Rd. Artworks in various media by artist Ruth Anne Reagan will

be on display. The public is invited to a reception for the artist on Saturday, May 28, from 11am

to 1pm. The gallery is open Monday – Friday, 9am–4pm, & Saturday 10am–4pm, closed

Sundays. There is no charge for parking and admittance. The gallery is open to the public.

Thru September 6 –

CRUISE: Every Monday – Saturday you have the unique opportunity to

cruise Skaneateles Lake on the

Barbara S. Wiles while crew members hand deliver mail to

summer & year round lake residents. 10 AM – 1 PM. (315) 685-8500 or online at

Thru October 28 –

The Weeks Art Gallery at Baltimore Woods Nature Center is pleased to

present Natural Selections, an exhibit of watercolor paintings by Bob Ripley. On exhibit

beginning September 5. at the Weeks Art Gallery, 4007 Bishop Hill Road, Marcellus. This

collection of work in transparent watercolor is open to the public during business hours: Monday

through Friday 9am-4pm, and Saturday 10am-4pm. A reception for the artist will be held

Saturday, September 10, from 2-4pm. The gallery and the reception are open to the public.

There is no admission charge, and parking is free. Hours: Interpretive Center is open M-F 9am-

4pm, Saturday 10am-4pm, closed Sundays. The hiking trails and parking are free and open

every day from dawn to dusk.

Every Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday

– Daily mass at 9:00 AM with Father McGrath at

Stella Maris, 130 E. Genesee St. (315) 685-6836

First Wednesday of the month

Peregrine Homecare Services holds an Alzheimer’s Support

Group on the 1st Wed. of each month at The Athenaeum, 150 E. Genesee St. from 6:00 – 7:30

PM. Caregivers are welcome to bring their loved one to the Athenaeum for dinner and activity at

the same time for a reprieve during the meeting. (315) 685-5170

Every Wednesday & Thursday

Friends of Hospice Thrift Shop, located in Willard Chapel,17

Nelson St., room #7. Wednesdays – Open Noon – 4 PM; Thursdays – Open 10 AM – 2 PM. The

shop also accepts donations during these hours. Acceptable donations include: small items of

furniture, gently used, seasonal women’s, men’s and children’s brand name clothing, home

décor, antiques and collectibles. For more information about the Hospice Thrift Shop or any

questions about the work of Hospice, please call the Hospice office at (315) 255-2733.

Every Sunday

4 – 7 PM Live entertainment at the Sherwood Inn, 26 W. Genesee St. (315) 685-


Have a great day!

Candace Searing

Administrative Specialist

Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce

(315) 685-0552

P.O. Box 199

22 Jordan Street

Skaneateles, NY 13152