|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 – Sept. 20th – 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
June 17th – September 4th – Auburn Doubledays Baseball – Falcon Park, 130 N. Division St., Auburn. Class A professional baseball, farm team for Washington Nationals. Visit web site or call for ticket prices and game times. www.auburndoubledays.com 315-255-2489
Aug. 21st – Sept. 11th – CATS – Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, 6877 E. Lake Rd., Auburn. There’s no better way to introduce your family to the wonders of live theatre than with the magic and mystery of CATS. One of the longest-running shows on Broadway, you don’t want to miss Andrew Lloyd Webber’s masterpiece, based on T.S. Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats. See the show whose songs and dances will forever live in your “Memory”. Visit web site or call box office for ticket prices and show times. www.fingerlakesmtf.com 800-457-8897
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. 4th – Hands-On Science & Art Experience – 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. Free, 6-8pm.
Sept. 6th – Live Music in the Garden – King Ferry Winery, 658 Lake Rd., King Ferry. Free live music in our flower garden from 6-8pm. Wine available by the glass or bottle – bring your friends! Food available for a fee – don’t cook dinner! Enjoy the evening with us. www.treleavenwines.com 800-439-5271
Sept. 6th – Book Lovers Ball – Aurora Inn, 391 Main St., Aurora. The Aurora Free Library will host its 9th Book Lovers’ Ball on Friday, September 6. Cocktails and a silent auction will begin at 6:00 pm, followed by dinner overlooking Cayuga Lake at 7:00 pm, special guest Jeanne Goddard, and dancing to The Destination from 8:00 to 11:00 pm. Tickets are still only $75 per person and are available now. Tables reserved before August 6 will offer a discounted price of $70 per person. Please call Book Lovers’ Ball co-chairs Marie Dentes at 847-946-5923 or Robin Driskel at 518-339-0541 for information. Reservations may also be made online at Book Lovers’ Ball Tickets. Please reserve by August 31. www.aurorafreelibrary.org 518-339-0541
Sept. 6th – First Friday Events – Around Downtown Auburn. 5-8pm, free. Seward House Museum, 33 South St. – Enjoy a relaxing evening in the beautiful gardens of the Seward House Museum featuring live music by Cristofe Chabot. Our featured gallery artist for First Friday is photographer Dan Marquart. Dan’s evocative works highlight the natural beauty of the Finger Lakes Region. Complimentary refreshments will also be provided.
Fingerlakes Art Cooperative, 101 Genesee St. – will feature the music of Richard “Butch” Chaffee, refreshments, wine and, of course, ART! First Friday is always a fun evening, hope you can visit us! Free Professor Walter K. Long print “Fall’s Last Curtain Call” with a purchase of $25.00 or more!
Schweinfurth Art Center, 205 Genesee St. – Special event featuring traditional dance & crafts to celebrate the harvest. Refreshments served, free and open to the public.
Seymour Public Library, 176 Genesee St. – Children are invited to make a back-to-school scrapbook.
Congressman Maffei’s Office, 30 Dill St. – Come enjoy the exhibit, “Back to School: Cayuga County Art Educators Past and Present.”.
Sept. 6th & 7th – “More Than Honey” – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn. MORE THAN HONEY, a new documentary by the Swiss filmmaker Marcus Imhoof, is looking into the fascinating world of bees, showing small family beekeepers (including the beekeeper of ERSTE Foundation beehive, Heidrun Singer) and industrialized honey farms. MORE THAN HONEY is a film on the relationship between mankind and honeybees, about nature and about our future. Honeybees show us that stability is just as unhealthy as unlimited growth, that crises and disasters are triggering evolution and that salvation sometimes comes from a completely unexpected direction. Tickets $5/online, $6/at the door, 9/6, 1:00 & 8:00 pm, 9/7, 8:00 pm. www.auburnpublictheater.org 315-253-6669
Sept. 7th – Music on the Deck – The Apple Station Winery, 5279 Cross Rd., Cayuga. Enjoy the performance of Midnight Mood, playing on the deck. Admission is free, wine and food will be available for purchase. Free, 7-11pm. www.theapplestation.com 315-889-5184
Sept. 7th – Assisted Living: The Musical – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn. Assisted Living: The Musical tells the aging story from inside the process. The humor is pointed without mocking. The songs are evocative, clever and quick. It’s unique approach to the aging experience is as welcome as an antacid after a bowl of five-alarm chili. It’s a show for all of us: For those who are of a certain age, for those who have friends and parents entering this phase, and for everyone who hopes to grow old with humor and dignity. “Audiences are laughing so hard, they cry” – Associated Press “Just delightful. A feel good show with lots of laughs” – San Francisco Examinar. $28 Individual; $25.20 APT Member, 2:00 pm & 8:00 pm. www.auburnpublictheater.org 315-253-6669
Sept. 7th & 8th – TomatoFest – Emerson Park, 6914 E. Lake Rd., Auburn. The event will feature craft and commercial vendors, live entertainment, cooking demonstrations, children’s activities, rides, nonprofit booths, a farmers market, a pasta dinner and more. Free Centro shuttle bus from the Auburn High School parking lot to the main gate. Dance at the Pavillion 6-10pm 12 free with canned good. www.cnytomatofest.org 315-406-6036
Sept. 11th – Anthology Reading Celebrates Poet Adrienne Rich – Aurora Inn, 391 Main St., Aurora. The Inns of Aurora will present the next in its Literature on the Lake series, in partnership with the Wells College Visiting Writers Series. The evening will feature readings from Adrienne Rich: A Tribute Anthology by the anthology’s editor, Howd Machan, writers Eric Machan Howd, Tish Pearlman, Antonio DiRenzo, Bridget Meeds, and Wells College Professor Bruce Bennett. Coffee and complimentary, light refreshments will be offered. The subject of the anthology, poet Adrienne Rich was widely known for her outspoken positions on sexual and national politics. Bridging the gap between poetry and politics, Rich was widely celebrated both for her politics and talent. Free, 7pm. www.innsofaurora.com 315-364-8888.
Sept. 11th – 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: King Ferry Winery. Free, 3:30-5:30pm. www.innsofaurora 315-364-8888
Sept. 12th – The 315 Takeover – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn. Empire NY Media Group Presents Performances by: Crisys from the money team – Taj Mahal and F.F.M.G. – B.G. and lama ENT – Siege the phenom and Skygate ENT – Scramz and b.o.e. ENT – Pnedollaz and E.M.G. ENT – Blaze the rap bully and scrilla gang – All in ENT – Hush money ENT – Desire da don – The murda gang and many more… Music by DJ COLE J. Hosted by PONEDOLLAZ. $10 at the door, 7pm. www.auburnpublictheater.org 315-253-6669
Sept. 12th – 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. 12th – Showtime – F.A.M.E. Center for Creative Expression, 39 Genesee St., Auburn. Come to an evening of song & dance at the Finger Lakes Artists, Musicians, and Entertainers at the Center for Creative Expression. There will be music and refreshments every second Thursday of the month. Please join us for a fun evening. Free, 6:30-7:30pm. 315-252-7016
Sept. 13th – Garden Series Concert – King Ferry Winery, 658 Lake Rd., King Ferry. Free live music in our flower garden! Food available for a fee – don’t cook dinner! Enjoy the evening with us. Beautiful music by Cielle tonight…our last concert of the summer! Wine by the glass or bottle – bring friends! Free, 6-8pm. www.treleavenwines.com 800-439-5271
Sept. 13th – “Chasing Ice” – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn. In the spring of 2005, acclaimed environmental photographer James Balog headed to the Arctic on a tricky assignment for National Geographic: to capture images to help tell the story of the Earth’s changing climate. Even with a scientific upbringing, Balog had been a skeptic about climate change. But that first trip north opened his eyes to the biggest story in human history and sparked a challenge within him that would put his career and his very well-being at risk. Chasing Ice is the story of one man’s mission to change the tide of history by gathering undeniable evidence of our changing planet. Within months of that first trip to Iceland, the photographer conceived the boldest expedition of his life: The Extreme Ice Survey. With a band of young adventurers in tow, Balog began deploying revolutionary time-lapse cameras across the brutal Arctic to capture a multi-year record of the world’s changing glaciers. As the debate polarizes America and the intensity of natural disasters ramps up globally, Balog finds himself at the end of his tether. Battling untested technology in subzero conditions, he comes face to face with his own mortality. It takes years for Balog to see the fruits of his labor. His hauntingly beautiful videos compress years into seconds and capture ancient mountains of ice in motion as they disappear at a breathtaking rate. Chasing Ice depicts a photographer trying to deliver evidence and hope to our carbon-powered planet. Tickets $5/online, $6/at the door, 9/13, 1:00 & 8:00 pm, 9/14, 8:00 pm. www.auburnpublictheater.org 315-253-6669
Sept. 13th – Comedian: Moody McCarthy – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn. After appearances on Last Comic Standing and Jimmy Kimmel Live, Moody McCarthy is no longer a well-kept secret. (After an appearance on the re-vamped Star Search, he still was.) Moody began his career in Syracuse, NY, in the 1990s and quickly established himself as a keen monologist. Now based in New York City, he’s become a regular in the town’s best rooms and grown into an act that thrives in any setting, from upscale country clubs to divey pubs. Weaving sly topical jokes with crafty material and a dash of crowd-work, Moody’s likeability shines in any setting. Moody McCarthy: few people hate him!
TV: Last Comic Standing IV (NBC); Jimmy Kimmel Live (ABC); Star Search 2003 (CBS); The Early Show (CBS); The Bob & Tom Show (WGN); MSG Network; Style Network; Comcast Comedy Spotlight. Tickets $15, Apt members $13.50, 8pm. www.auburnpublictheater.org 315-253-6669
Sept. 14th – FORT HILL Cemetery WALK – Fort Hill Cemetery, 19 Fort St., Auburn. Cayuga County Health & Human Services Department’s Creating Healthy Places works to educate local residents about healthy living & creates opportunities for exercise outings, while appreciating local history and beauty. Free, 10am. 315-253-1569
Sept. 14th – iSpy for Kids: Where in the World is William Henry Seward? – Seward House Museum, 33 South St., Auburn. Children and their adult learning partner take a trip around the world through the lens of the artifacts throughout the Seward home. Participants will engage with geography, cultures and people from Seward’s diverse travels, including Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East. A great interactive learning experience through the eyes of a hometown hero. Appropriate for children in 4th – 8th grade. Reservations required. $8/adults, $5/children, 11am & 2pm. www.sewardhouse.org 315-252-1283
Sept. 15th – Linda B. Zach – Civil War Lecturer – Willard Memorial Chapel, 17 Nelson St., Auburn. Please join us at the Willard Chapel on Sunday, September 15 at 2pm as the Community Preservation Committee welcomes back Linda Zach, a Civil War lecturer, re-enactor and longtime emergency room nurse. Ms. Zach’s current lecture focuses on wartime contributions by women on the battlefield, at military encampments and on the national political stage. Harriet Tubman will be featured during this lecture. Not only did Tubman escape slavery herself, only to return and help many others find freedom, she also risked her life as a spy for the Union army. Other distinguished women demonstrated strength, courage and resolve. Anna Elizabeth Dickinson was a passionate abolitionist and lecturer for the Republican circuit. Septima Collis accompanied her husband throughout the war, recording her experiences as the sister of a Confederate soldier and the wife of a Union officer. Anna Ella Carols of Maryland encouraged President Lincoln with national policy and planning, including military strategy for the war on the western front. These women, along with nurses and nuns, cooks and washerwomen, and female soldiers forced to disguise themselves as men in order to fight, all made their mark toward bringing the war to a conclusion. Don’t miss this chance to hear their stories. Free, 2pm. www.willardchapel.org 315-252-0339
Sept. 15th – Sunday Music Series: Featuring Artists from Indigo – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn. When the New York cold sets into your bones, and the tropical sands and ocean breeze seem so far away… look no further. The Fat Peace is a four-part reggae/funk/rock collective that will warm your ears and jive those dancing feet. Hailing from equal parts upstate and the greater metropolitan area, The Fat Peace brings a mondo slice of Jamaican rhythm to hungry mouths at all stops in between. Tickets $10, APT members $9, 4-6pm. www.auburnpublictheater.org 315-253-6669
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.