Cayuga County Furnished Accomodations

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. 

Oct. 9th – Dec. 31st – You Are Here!  Putting Auburn on the Map – Cayuga Museum of History and Art, 203 Genesee St., Auburn.  The answer to “Where are we?” can usually be found on a map. Maps provide us with information about what’s around us and who we are. You Are Here! is an exhibit of maps from the Museum’s collection which chronicle the development of New York, Cayuga County and the City of Auburn. These maps show how our understanding of the world around us has changed over the past 400 years.  Admission free, suggested donation $3, Tue-Sun, Noon – 5:00 pm .  315-253-8051

Oct. 28th – Jan. 6th – Quilts=Art=Quilts – Schweinfurth Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn.  Quilts=Art=Quilts is the Schweinfurth Art Center’s 32nd annual juried quilt exhibition. The Art Center has long recognized the importance of quilts as a visual medium, and has been presenting quilts in an art gallery setting since 1981.  General admission $6, Tues. – Sat. 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, Sun. 1:00 – 5:00 pm.  315-255-1553

Oct 26th – 31st – HAUNTED HISTORY TOURS – Seward House Museum, 33 South St., Auburn.  Seward House Museum presents the Haunted History walking tour! Costumed guides will lead groups by lantern light around the Seward gardens and through downtown streets to the places where tales of bravery, murder and intrigue originally took place. Learn about the supernatural manifestations that lurk beneath the peaceful facade of downtown Auburn! Advanced reservations suggested as tours are limited in size.  $10.00-adults $8.00-twelve and under  Tickets on sale beginning October 12th. For more information or to purchase tickets please call 252-1283 or online at  Tours start at 6:00 or 7:00 pm

Nov. 6th  & 13th  – 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.  Every Tuesday.  Admission $2, 7:30-10:30pm.  315-253-6669

Oct. 31st – Halloween Party with Stevie Tombstone plus Honky Tonk Hindooz – Springside Inn, 6141 W. Lake Rd., Auburn.  What better way than to spend your Halloween night than with Stevie Tombstone (yes… Tombstone) plus the Honky Tonk Hindooz. This will be a party you won’t want to miss. Come in costume and check out all the fun surprises we have in store.  315-252-8463

Nov. 2nd – First Friday Events – Participating attractions and businesses around downtown Auburn.                                                                                                                         Schweinfurth Art Center, 205 Genesee St. – Visit the current exhibition and enjoy light refreshments. Sponsored by Auburn’s Historic & Cultural Sites Commission and Columbian Foundation, Inc. Quilting Demonstration with Barbara Feinstein, Director’s Tour of Quilts=Art=Quilts (6pm), entertainment and exhibition by Seneca Cayuga ARC F.A.M.E Arts Program.                                                                                                                                 Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St. – Photography Opening Reception – THE PHOTOGRAPHY OF LEE HERMAN and BOB BROWER.  Music provided by The APT House Band, Mark Angier, Scott Anderson and guests. Wine/Beer bar for those with proper I.D.  Cayuga Museum, 203 Genesee St. – Come tour the new exhibit: You are Here! Putting Auburn on the Map, Maps and Map Making. Refreshments will be served.                                       Seward House Museum, 33 South St. – The Seward House Museum will feature a multimedia presentation for the movie Lincoln directed by Steven Spielberg. The movie is based on the book Team of Rivals by noted presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin. Goodwin has taped a special message for the Seward House Museum which will also be featured. Additional interviews of Goodwin, Spielberg and other actors featured in the movie will be presented. Enjoy free tours and refreshments as Seward House Museum prepares for the upcoming visit by Doris Kearns Goodwin and the much anticipated opening of the movie Lincoln!                         Seymour Library, 176 Genesee St., Artist Sarah Harris will lead a fall craft project at 6:30PM. In addition, there will be drop-in craft activities for visitors in the Children’s Room.

Nov. 2nd & 3rd – “In a Dream” – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  In the vibrant, bohemian neighborhood of South Philadelphia, 50,000-square feet of concrete are covered with tile and mirrors-mosaics that were created by Isaiah Zagar, an eccentric, tormented artist. The murals chronicle his love for his wife, Julia, and subtly hint at the darker corners of an extraordinary imagination.  Where Isaiah is obsessive and narcissistic-a former Peace Corps volunteer who has become an icon in South Philly’s art community-Julia is gracious and warm. For decades, their opposing natures complemented one another perfectly. But suddenly the family is torn apart at the seams: A few hours before picking up his oldest son from a rehabilitation center, Isaiah declares to the camera, “As people get older they have less and less passion.” He then confesses to an affair with his assistant, is kicked out of the house, and spirals into a debilitating, suicidal depression. A fascinating portrait of love and betrayal, family bonds, and the intimacy of dysfunction.  The film features music by The Books, Explosions in the Sky, Efterklang, Bibio, Colleen & an original score by Kelli Scarr.  Tickets $5/online, $6/at the door, 11/2, 1:00 & 8:00 pm, 11/3, 8:00 pm.  315-253-6669

Nov. 2nd – Quilts=Art=Quilts – Director’s Tour & Demo – Schweinfurth Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn.  Enjoy a second opportunity to tour the 32nd annual quilt show with Executive Director Donna Lamb at 6pm. Free and open to the  315-255-1553





Nov. 2nd – Friday Night At The Movies: The Fantastic Mr. Fox – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  George Clooney and Meryl Streep lend their voices to this hilarious and heartwarming animated adventure from visionary director Wes Anderson. Mr. and Mrs. Fox (Clooney and Streep) live a happy home life with their eccentric son Ash (Jason Schwartzman) and visiting nephew Kristopherson. That is until Mr. Fox slips into his sneaky, old ways and plots the greatest chicken heist the animal world has ever seen. Based on the beloved, best-selling book by Roald Dahl (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), Fantastic Mr. Fox is family fun at its finest.  Bill Murray, Michael Gambon, Willem Dafoe, and Owen Wilson provide additional voices.  Tickets $5, 8pm.  315-253-6669

Nov. 3rd – Comedian Jon Fisch – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  This year Jon was featured on Celebrity Apprentice and in Maxim Magazine. He is the host of the widely popular podcast, In the Tank, and he recently made his late night television debut on the Late Show with David Letterman.A prolific monologist with universal appeal, Jon focuses on the idiosyncrasies of city living. Shortly after moving to NYC from his native Boston, he was chosen as one of Comedy Central’s Fresh Faces of Comedy and named one of Back Stage Magazine’s 10 Standout Stand-ups. Tickets $12, APT members $10.80, 8pm.  315-253-6669

Nov. 3rd – Wetland Wildlife – Sterling Nature Center, 15380 Jenzvolt Rd., Sterling.  Wetlands are one of the most productive ecosystems in the world. Join Naturalist Jim D’Angelo for a fall hike out to the rookery and look at the autumn wetland. The leaves off the trees provide a different perspective of the wetland. Who is using it now that the herons have headed south, are the osprey and eagles of summer still there or migrating wood ducks and other waterfowl? Come out and discover what fascinating things are taking place at the beaver wetland this autumn.  Free, 1pm.  315-947-6143

Nov. 3rd & 4th – Chocolate, Cheese & Chambourcin – CJS Vineyards & Aurelius Winery, 6900 Fosterville Rd., Auburn.  Taste different chocolates and cheeses with our estate Chambourcin, a dry, dark, delicious red.  The Chambourcin grape is a French-American hybrid.  Free, noon-5pm.  315-730-4619

Nov. 4th – Tiffany Sunday Concert Series – Willard Memorial Chapel, 17 Nelson St., Auburn.  Nick Hrynyk, a local Auburn pianist, will offer the music of Brahms, Liszt, Beethoven and more. Classmate Lourdes Cossich, who hails from Guatemala, will perform vocal selections during the concert. Nick recently performed at Carnegie Hall in New York. Lourdes has performed internationally. Both are fourth year students at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester.  Tickets $10, 2pm.  315-252-0339

Nov. 4th – Quilts=Art=Quilts – Trunk Show – Schweinfurth Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn.  Trunk Show with Kitsie Demeree & Barbara Ackley.  $6 general admission, free for Art Center members and exhibiting quilters, 2pm.  315-255-1553




Nov. 8th – MAKE SHIFT with Karen Pardee – Informal Art Making for Adults – Schweinfurth Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn.  Make Shift is a series of project-based classes that use recycled or repurposed materials. Learn a new technique, start a project, and discover new artistic ideas for unused materials.  Design and create your own felted mittens from upcycled old wool sweaters. Participants will use a pattern to cut out the mittens, and then the fun begins – embroider, add cut-outs, beads, buttons, and needle felted embellishments to make them your own! Then students will sew them together (by hand or machine) and add cuffs, if desired. Bring a felted wool sweater – instructions for felting will be sent prior to class.  $20 Members / $25 Non-members, 6-8pm.  315-255-1553

Nov. 8th – SHOWTIME – F.A.M.E. Center for Creative Expression, 39 Genesee St., Auburn.  Come for an evening of song & dance with the Finger Lakes Artists, Musicians & Entertainers at the Center for Creative Expression. There will be music & refreshments every 2nd Thursday of the month. Admission is free, donations are appreciated.  Free, 6:30-7:30pm.  315-252-7016

Nov. 9th & 10th – Think Like A Man – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  Based on Steve Harvey’s best-selling book, Think Like a Man follows four interconnected and diverse men whose love lives are shaken up after the ladies they are pursuing buy Harvey’s book and start taking his advice to heart. When the band of brothers realize they have been betrayed by one of their own, they conspire using the book’s insider information to turn the tables and teach the women a lesson of their own. The movie is directed by Tim Story and written by Keith Merryman & David A. Newman.  Tickets $5/online, $6/at the door, 11/9, 1:00 & 8:00 pm, 11/10, 8:00 pm.  315-253-6669

Nov. 10th – Renate Rewald Literary Arts Series – Morgan Opera House, 370 Main St., Aurora.  “Extraordinary, absorbing, bracing and superb”- words used to describe Nothing Daunted, the remarkable story of two young Cayuga County socialites who traveled west in 1916 on the adventure of a lifetime. Hear how Dorothy Wickenden, executive editor of The New Yorker and the author of this remarkable journey, recreated her grandmother’s story after discovering forgotten letters and diaries. Book sales and signing will follow in the library.  Free, 8pm.  315-364-5437

Nov. 10th – Italian Wine Dinner – Aurora Inn, 391 Main St., Aurora.  A showcase of Italian wine, the second in our Epicurean season will feature selections from across the diverse Mediterranean country. Each wine will be carefully matched, by region, with its accompanying dish. Executive Chef Patrick will be on hand to explain the pairings, as well as Director of Training and Service Meryl Davis. Featuring five paired courses, a reception wine and an intermezzo, our Italian Wine Dinner promises a gustatory tour of L’italia. Please call for reservations.  $75++/person, reception 6:30 pm, Dinner 7:00 pm.  315-364-8888

Nov. 11th – Tiffany Sunday Afternoon Concert Series – Willard Memorial Chapel, 17 Nelson St., Auburn.  Don’t miss this entertaining USO-sytle show on Veteran’s Day! Grab some friends and family and join us for a lineup of patriotic and other songs, dancing and jokes. Susan May and her duet partner, Steve Gamba, as well as an array of her talented students along with Dave Borthwick and dancers from Kathy Ryan’s Dance studio are ready to make your Veteran’s Day fun! We’ll see you at the beautiful Willard Memorial Chapel, 17 Nelson St., Auburn, NY, on Sunday, November 11, 2012 at 2 pm.  Tickets $10.  315-252-0339

Nov. 11th – Folk Arts & Fiber Festival – Schweinfurth Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn.  Folk Artists will demonstrate traditional fiber-based art forms from around the world, including basketry, crochet, embroidery, knitting, paper arts, rug braiding, tatting, and others.  Free and open to the public, 2-4pm.  315-255-1553

Nov. 14th – Little Rascal Theater – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  Bring your future arts patrons to a morning of cinema, community and fun!
The Auburn Public Theater presents a series of short films for pint-sized movie lovers on the second Wednesday of every month beginning in September.
Feel free to bring bag lunches or snacks. Our concession counter will also be open. All ages welcome.  Doors open 10:00 am.  Movie 10:30-11:00 am.  Free time in Stage Right 11:00-11:30 am.  $1 per child.  315-253-6669

Nov. 14th & 15th – FREE Wellness Health Fair & Walk – Hilton Garden Inn, 74 State St., Auburn.  November 14th at the hotel, there will be health demonstrations, flu shots, blood pressure checks, raffles and much more! On November 15th at Noon join the Walk for Health to celebrate National Rural Health Day & Great American Smokeout in front of the Cayuga County Court House and will end at City Hall. Following the walk a press conference and reception will be held.  11/14 9:00 am – 1:00 pm at Hotel, 11/15 Noon at Court House.  315-252-4212