Cayuga County Office of Tourism from Skaneateles Suites and Hotel

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. 27th – Jan. 5th 2013

– Quilts=Art=Quilts – Schwenfurth Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn.  Quilts=Art=Quilts is the Schweinfurth Art Center’s 33rd 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. Jurors select quilts based on overall quality of design, visual impact and originality.  Tues. – Sat. 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, Sun. 1:00 – 5:00 pm.  General Admission $6.  Art Center Members & Children under 12, free.  315-255-155

Nov. 1st – Dec. 31st

– Faces of Cayuga County: 1880-1920 – Cayuga Museum of History& Art, 203 Genesee St., Auburn.  Photo exhibit featuring portraits and photographs by the county’s various photographers from the turn of the century. Closed major holidays.  Suggested donation $3, Noon-5pm Tues. – Sunday.  315-253-8051

Nov. 19th & 26th

– 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.        315-253-6669.

Nov. 21st

– Walk for Health – Join Ted & Amy from 93Q on a one-mile walk in recognition of National Rural Health Day & Great American Smokeout. Walk starts from Cayuga County Court House steps and ends at City Hall, followed by a reception.  Free, noon.  315-252-4212

Nov. 22nd

Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.                                            John Dean – FREE performance in our Stage Right space prior to David Wilcox in the Main Stage.   John Dean is a guitarist, singer, and songwriter, best known for his contribution to the Sammy Award winning Dean Brothers Band, a 1970s group known throughout the Northeast concert and bar circuit for their strong, complex vocal harmonies. The band’s first album, As They Are, rose to Number 4 on the Central New York music charts, and two of their singles were Top 10 hits, receiving daily local airplay. In addition to their original songs, the Dean Brothers were well known for their medleys of Beatles, Stevie Wonder, The Doors, and Crosby, Stills & Nash songs–musical influences that can be heard in John’s original compositions.  7pm                                                                                                                       David Wilcox – Considered a ‘songwriter’s songwriter’, his songs have been covered by artists such as k.d. lang and many others. In addition to his writing prowess, his skills as a performer and storyteller are unmatched. He holds audiences rapt with nothing more than a single guitar, thoroughly written songs, a fearless ability to mine the depths of human emotions of joy, sorrow and everything in between, and all tempered by a quick and wry wit. Tickets $20, APT Members $18.  8pm.        315-253-6669.

Nov. 22nd – 24th

– Holiday Shopping Spree – Cayuga Lake Wine Trail – Experience the scents and sights of the Holidays at our 20th Annual Holiday Shopping Spree.                                         VISIT ALL 16 WINERIES and start at any of the four Starting Point Wineries listed below. More Fun! Less bumper to bumper traffic.  Visit their web site for complete details, times and locations, and fees.  800-684-5217

Nov. 22nd & 23rd

– “Free Angela And All Political Prisoners” – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  A gripping documentary on legendary activist and icon Angela Davis.This film centers on the struggle of educator and activist Angela Davis, an outspoken UCLA professor whose affiliation with the Communist Party and the Black Panthers landed her on the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted list while challenging our perceptions of political freedom in America. From her early years as a student in the U.S. and abroad, to her highly publicized arrest and trial following the brazenhostage-taking and murder of Marin County judge Harold Haley in California, Lynch’s film leaves no stone unturned as it explores every remarkable detail of Davis’ life, and allows her to tell her own stories through a series of intimate interviews.  Tickets $5/online, $6/at the door, 11/15, 1:00 & 8:00 pm, 11/16, 8:00 pm.        315-253-6669

Nov. 23rd

– Holiday Decorating Demos – Dickman Farms, 13 Archie St., Auburn.  Bring a Friend & Plan to Stay the Afternoon!  Enjoy a scrumptious lunch from Daut’s or Kendra’s!11am-4pm, Fairy Garden Creation Station-create your own Holiday Fairy Garden! We’ll help you create a fabulous tabletop Fairy Garden for the holidays. It’s a make and take station, where we supply the soil for free!     315-253-3030                                                                                                                           12:30pm- Fabulous Bows Revealed- Learn how to make an easy designer bow.                     1pm- Chic & Unique- Join us and discover new and fabulous ways to tie a scarf.                  1:30pm- Decorating with Burlap- Inspirational ideas for decorating wreaths with burlap accents.  2pm- Creating Easy Hand Tied Door Swags                                                                                         2:30pm- Festive Centerpieces- Tips & Tricks for creating unique centerpieces for the holidays.

Nov. 23rd

– The Blue Lights – The Apple Station Winery, 5279 Cross Rd., Cayuga.  Enjoy the performance of The Blue Lights. Admission is free, wine and food available for purchase. 7-10pm.  315-889-5184

Nov. 23rd

– Blowin’ Session Jazz War – Featuring Danny D’Imperio and The Upstate Burners.  Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  The “Upstate Burners” have traditionally been of Italian ancestry. On this bandstand will be D’Imperio, Losito and Carello but…they’ve been invaded by a few “Wicz’s”. Maciulewicz and Dubaniewicz. Danny says the “O’s” can out “burn” the WICZ’s. Them’s fightin’ words, so come check it out. Take it from this veteran of the jazz wars….this is gonna set the record straight. You decide. Danny intends to take NO prisoners. It’s gonna be a BLOWIN’ SESSION that you won’t want to miss.  Admission $10, APT Members $9, 8pm.        315-253-6669

Nov. 24th

-Mike Powell – Sunday Music Series – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  It’s been a couple of years since singer/songwriter Mike Powell last picked up his guitar. The former Syracuse lacrosse star will play an acoustic set at APT as part of our Sunday Music Series After graduating from Syracuse University in 2004 as one of the most decorated players in SU lax history, Powell began focusing on a career in music. He recorded several albums and spent some time touring the country. Though he’s stepped away from the music scene, Powell says he’s stayed busy. He moved back to Fayetteville a few years ago and in January took a full-time job as creative director at his brother’s Manlius-based company, Rhino Lacrosse. And he hasn’t stopped writing music.  Admission $10, APT Members $9, 4pm.        315-253-6669

Nov. 24th

– Quilts=Art+Quilts – Trunk Show – Schwenfurth Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn.  Vanessa Johnson, storyteller and fiber artist.  $6 general admission, free for Art Center members and exhibiting quilters, 2pm.  315-255-155