Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Auburn, NY - Sept. 1st - Sept. 13th, Events in the Finger Lakes Near 10 Fitch

Ahh, the beginning of Fall in the Finger Lakes! Here are some fun things to do near 10 Fitch Luxurious Bed & Breakfast, during the first few weeks of September. 

Every Saturday in September, Discover Downtown Syracuse Food Tour, Armory Square, South Franklin, & Walton Sts., Syracuse, NY. A delicious and unique way to discover Downtown Syracuse. A 3 hour walking tour includes stops at restaurants, as well as cultural and historic landmarks. Starts at noon every Saturday in September. Call 1-800-979-3370 or visit  for more information.

Sept. 1st - 5th - Sweeney Todd, Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, 6877 East Lake Rd., Auburn, NY 13021. 1846. Fleet Street, London. Stephen Sondheim's musical masterpiece has achieved worldwide success as a musical, an opera, in concert and most recently as a film by Tim Burton starring Johnny Depp. An infamous tale of an unjustly exiled barber, Sweeney Todd returns seeking vengeance against the lecherous judge who framed him. The road to revenge leads Todd to Mrs. Lovett, a resourceful proprietress of a failing pie shop, above which he opens a new barber practice. Packed with suspense and humor, this thrilling musical has simultaneously shocked, awed, and delighted audiences across the world. Awards: Winner of 10 Tony Awards, 14 Drama Desk Awards, 7 Olivier Awards. Audience: Anyone who likes meat pies. Or revenge. Rated R (for suggested violence). Visit website or call box office for ticket prices at  1-800-457-8897. 

Sept. 3rd - Savor the Finger Lakes, 545 Third Street, Ithaca, NY 14850. A craft beer, cider and artisanal food experience to jumpstart your Labor Day weekend! Over 30 regional, independent craft brewers and Chefs. For VIPs: private tent, guided pairings, boat tour and more. VIP Hour 4-5 pm
General Admission 5-8 pm. Tickets at our web site: General Admission: $55 adv / $75 door. VIP: $80 adv / $100 door. Lodging and next-day excursion packages for VIPs available. 100% of proceeds go to Healthy Food For All, which provides 1/2-price CSA farm shares to families of limited income. This event is made possible by Tompkins County Tourism.

Sept. 3rd - An evening with the Miró Quartet, First Presbyterian Church, 97 East Genesee St., Skaneateles, NY 13152. 8:00 PM. Admired around the world, the Miró Quartet brings its “explosive vigor and technical finesse” (New York Times) to the festival in a program featuring Beethoven’s great String Quartet op. 59, no. 3 (“Razumovsky”), Schumann’s exhilarating Piano Quintet, and the last complete set of string quartets that Hadyn ever composed.

Sept. 4th - Octets with Miró + Aeolus First Presbyterian Church, 97 East Genesee St., Skaneateles, NY 13152. 8:00pm. The up-and-coming Aeolus Quartet joins the veteran Mirós for two high-spirited octets: Mendelssohn’s euphoric Octet for Strings, op. 20, and Dan Welcher’s vivacious Museon Polemos (“War of the Muses”), which pits both quartets against each other in a battle of the bands, a kind of instrumental Jets. vs. Sharks. 

Sept. 4th7th Annual Art Exhibition and Sale, pARTnership Cayuga ARC Finger Lakes Artists, Musicians, and Entertainers (F.A.M.E.) Center for Creative Expression,  39 Genesee St., Auburn, NY 13021.  pARTnership is about collaboration and community, enabling people to celebrate self-expression and seek empowerment through creativity. 5-7 p.m. Art is available for sale and proceeds go directly to the artist who created the piece. Meet and greet the artists from 5-5:30pm. Reception with light refreshments provided. Free to enter. Questions, call (315) 856-8830.

Sept. 5th & 6th - Skaneateles Fire Department Field Days - Austin Park Pavillion, East Austin St, Skaneateles NY

Saturday 9/5
Car Show – 8:00 a.m. – Registration
Chicken BBQ – 12:00 p.m. until sold out
Children's Fair – 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Sponsored by Pride & Joy)
Barrigar Brothers – 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Rhythm Method – 8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Sunday 9/6
Chicken BBQ – 12:00 p.m. until sold out
Grand Parade – 4:00 p.m.
Mere Mortals – 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Parade Prizes & Drawings – 8:45 p.m.
Fireworks – 10:00 p.

Sept. 6th - 39th Annual Auto Show & Flea Market, Fillmore Glen State Park, Moravia, NY 13118. Rain or Shine. Refreshments: Breakfast Sandwiches & Juice starting @ 6a.m. – Chicken BBQ etc.Door Prizes Donated by Area Merchants • 50/50 Raffle • Large Flea Market - See more at: Cost : $1.00. Telephone : (315) 730-3215

Sept. 9th - Sept. 30th - The Calamari Sisters' Big, Fat, Italian Wedding, Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, 6877 East Lake Rd., Auburn, NY 13021. Present day. A Kitchen. Bay Ridge, Brooklyn
When the Calamari sisters bulldozed upon the musical comedy scene, who knew that three years later, one of them would be tying the knot? Or will they? There's nothing like an arranged Italian wedding to bring out the crazy relatives, wacky missteps and of course, food, food, food! Join Delphine and Carmela as they sing, dance, laugh and cook their way through such favorites as "Chapel of Love," "Love and Marriage," "Get Me To The Church On Time" and "River Deep, Mountain High." RSVP for your seat to the wedding! Audience: Anyone who has worn a hideous bridesmaid's dress, or squeezed into a tux or done the Chicken Dance. Rated PG-13. Call the box office for ticket prices & times at 1-800-457-8897.

Sept. 11th - Dec. 30th - Breaking Bread: Food, Culture & What’s on Your Plate, Cayuga Museum of History & Art, 203 Genesee St., Auburn, NY 13021. Tuesday through Sunday. Noon until 5pm. Admission $5, children under 12 are free! Visit for more information.

Sept. 12th & Sept. 13th - TomatoFest, Emerson Park, 6914 E. Lake Rd., Auburn, NY 13021. The event will feature craft and commercial vendors, live entertainment, cooking demonstrations, children’s activities, rides, nonprofit booths, a farmer’s market, a pasta dinner, and more! Free Centro shuttle bus from Auburn High School parking lot to the main gate. 11:00am  until 6:00pm. Cost $3 per adult, $1 per child, children under 12 free with a canned good.

Sept 12th - Cruisin' Classic Car Show, King Ferry Winery, 658 Lake Road, King Ferry, NY 13081. Bring your friends and roll on up in your hottest car, truck or motorcycle you have! The first annual Poorboys Classic Car Cruisin’ will take place on Saturday, September 12 where classic cars of every description - antique roadsters, hot rods, muscle cars and much more - will be on display at Treleaven by King Ferry Winery. 
The event will run from 11:00am to 4:00pm. There is no charge to partake in this cruise in - all makes and models are welcome. Admission is FREE to the public with food, wine, craft beer, wine slushies and wine and craft beer tastings available for purchase. 
Make sure you come hungry as  10-10 BBQ will be serving up their scrumptious grub. Feel free to bring a lawn chair to enjoy the oldies that will be playing, help yourselves to a variety of fun lawn games and take a stroll down memory lane viewing some of the classic cars of the ‘good old days’ on display.  In case of inclement weather, please call the winery at 315.364.5100 or check our Facebook page for last minute announcements. 
* Parking will be available for free.
* Picnic tables and Adirondack chairs will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. You may bring your own blankets and chairs. 
* No outside food or alcohol will be permitted.
Cost : Free. Telephone: 315-364-5100. Email:

Sept. 12th - Guided Shorebird-Viewing Walk, Montezuma Wildlife Refuge, 3395 US Rt 20 East, Seneca Fall, NY 13148. As summer flies by, so do the shorebirds that use the Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge as a stopping point during their migration.  Throughout the months of August and September, certain species of those little birds you’re used to seeing along the coast will stop to rest and feed in the prime habitats created at Montezuma.  Thanks to local birding experts, you are able to get a close view of these birds through the refuge’s annual Guided Shorebird Walk series.  All tours will start at the Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center and guests will carpool/caravan to the viewing sites.  Some moderately-difficult walking and significant time out in the sun will occur, so please come prepared with water and sunscreen.
Guided by Mike Tetlow of the Rochester Birding Association. Time: 10:00am. Telephone: 315-568-5987. Email:

Sept. 12th - Glorious Grape Day, Varick Winery & Vineyard, 5102 Rt. 89, Cayuga Lake Wine Trail, Romulus, NY. Celebrate the harvest with complimentary grape treats. Enjoy wine tasting and grape treats such as grape pies, frozen grape pops, grape cookies, grape cheesecake, and more. $4.00 to sample six wines. Fare is complimentary. Check out, for more information.

Sept. 13th - What's It Worth?, Rural Life Museum, 920 Route 34B, King Ferry, NY 13081. Be honest. Haven't you ever looked at Great Aunt Sadie's quilt (or water pitcher or necklace) or Great Grandpa's pocket watch (ice tongs or hay knife) and wondered "what's this worth?" Come to the Rural Life Museum and have your items appraised. This is a fundraiser for the museum, but costs will be moderate.  Food and beverages will be available. Appraisals will be conducted by several CNY appraisers. Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm. Cost: Moderate Fee. Telephone: 315-364-8202 for more information.

Sept. 13th - Fort Hill Cemetery Tour, 19 Fort Street, Auburn, NY 13021. Join historian and guide,  Laurel Auchampaugh, for a fascinating tour of the beautiful wooded Fort Hill Cemetery overlooking downtown Auburn. Its hilltop location, fortified many centuries ago by the mysterious mound building peoples of North America, later was reputed to be the site of an important Cayuga council seat and village. In 1852, the hilltop was dedicated for its current function and it remains an active cemetery today. On the tour you will learn about the lives of several eminent citizens who are buried there – including the man first buried there, Judge Elijah Miller, his famous son-in-law William H Seward, his daughter and granddaughter. Also visit the gravesites of abolitionist and humanitarian Harriet Tubman and members of the Osborne, Willard and Case Families. Tickets may be purchased at the event or at Willard Chapel, 17 Nelson St. Auburn NY. Starts at 2pm. Admission: $10 per adult, 18 and under Free! 

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Auburn, NY - August 15th - August 31st, Events in the Finger Lakes Near 10 Fitch

Can you believe the summer is almost over?? Here are a few things we found that would be fun to do around the Finger Lakes at the end of August...

Every Sunday in August : Polo GamesAndrews Road, Skaneateles, NY. Starts at 3pm, small parking fee. pages/Skaneateles-Polo-Club/107709246037766. 

Every Friday in August : Skaneateles Community Band Concerts LakesideClift Park, Genesee St., Skaneateles, NY. Starts at 7pm. Bring a chair or blanket. In case of rain, Austin Park Pavilion, Genesee St., Skaneateles, NY. (315) 685-0552 for info.

August 15th - Guided Shorebird-Viewing Walk. Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge, 3395 U.S. Route 20 East, Seneca Falls, New York 13148. As summer flies by, so do the shorebirds that use the Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge as a stopping point during their migration.  Throughout the months of August and September, certain species of those little birds you’re used to seeing along the coast will stop to rest and feed in the prime habitats created at Montezuma.  Thanks to local birding experts, you are able to get a close view of these birds through the refuge’s annual Guided Shorebird Walk series.  All tours will start at the Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center (3395 U.S. Route 20 East, Seneca Falls, NY 13148) and guests will carpool/caravan to the viewing sites.  Some moderately-difficult walking and significant time out in the sun will occur, so please come prepared with water and sunscreen. Guided by Steve and Linda Benedict of the Eaton Birding Society. 8:00 am. 315-568-5987, ext. 228

August 16thThe Friends of Sterling Nature Center's Annual Pork Roast Fundraiser. Nature Center, 15380 Jenzvold Rd, Sterling, NY 13156. Pork Roast Menu: Roast Pork, salt potatoes, baked beans, coleslaw, applesauce, beverage and dessert!!! Take-out and pre-sale tickets are available. Noon – 4:00 pm. 315-947-6143

August 16th - August 17th - Summer On Ice: Craft Beverage Festival, 9934 Route 414, Hector, NY 14841. Standing Stone Vineyards and Wagner Vineyards are co-hosting the first ever Summer On Ice: Craft Beverage Festival on the beautiful Standing Stone grounds overlooking Seneca Lake, showcasing their ice-style wines along with other craft beverages of the region including the craft spirits of Finger Lakes Distilling -- along with the best artisan foods of the Finger Lakes Region.
There will be 6 walk-around Tasting & Pairing Stations running all afternoon, 2 Craft Beverages Cooking & Mixology Seminars led by Chef Brud Holland & Mixologist Jason Scarbrough (1:00pm) and Chef Brittany Loughlin & Mixologist Matthew William (3pm). Live Jazz will be provided by Maplewood Jazz Team from 2-5. Tickets $35 at the door, or $30 in advance at, and include admission to all Festival activities along with a commemorative Festival glass.

August 16th - Jazz Greats at Glenora Wine Cellars 5435 State Route 14, Dundee, NY 14837. Spend the day listening to great jazz musicians, overlooking the vineyards and Seneca Lake.
Featuring: Gerald Albright!  Sunday, August 16th, 2015- 2pm $28.00 per person GROUNDS OPEN AT 12:00 PM.  NO CAMERAS OR RECORDINGS, LAWN SEATING ONLY!
RAIN OR SHINE-NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES, NO PETS. Food and Beverage will be available for purchase all day.  Tickets go on sale May 4th at, or by calling 1.800.243.5513, or at Wegmans.

August 19th - September 5th - Sweeney Todd - Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, 6877 East Lake Rd., Auburn, NY.    An infamous tale of an unjustly exiled barber, Sweeney Todd returns seeking vengeance against the lecherous judge who framed him. 1-800 457-8897.

August 21st & 22nd  -  Wine Symposium of the Finger Lakes, Geneva, NY 
2015 WINE SYMPOSIUM OF THE FINGER LAKES An event celebrating the excellence of Finger Lakes wines and wineries New York was selected this year by Wine Enthusiast magazine as the world's top wine region and its wines are increasingly being recognized for their excellence.
The third annual Wine Symposium of the Finger Lakes, which is scheduled for August 21-22 in Geneva, New York, is intended to celebrate the growth and success of the Finger Lakes' wine industry, and help build on that energy to keep the local industry moving forward.
The event lineup includes a Grand Tasting on August 21 at Geneva's lakefront Visitors Center during which the winners of the 2015 Finger Lakes AVA Riesling Challenge will be announced. The Riesling Challenge is a signature event of the Symposium, when some of the area's top winemakers judge the Rieslings in six classes. The Rieslings also will be available for attendees to sample at the Grand Tasting.
This year, tickets will be sold on an a-la-carte basis, instead of a one-price full package basis, allowing attendees to pick the seminars and events that interest them most. Symposium events on August 22 will include an opening session with a panel of wine experts followed by seminars aimed at giving wine enthusiasts a better understanding of the offerings of the Finger Lakes Wine region.
The event continues on Saturday with Winemakers Lunches hosted at downtown Geneva restaurant venues, and a "Red, White and Blues" street tasting on Linden Street where wineries are invited to pour a vinifera red and a vinifera white wine or sparkling wine at 6pm.
The goal is to let people know that the Finger Lakes wine industry is not only thriving but has really attained a magnificent stature among world wine regions. The Wine Symposium spotlights that stature, and invites more people to be a part of the celebration. Admission: For more information or to buy tickets, visit

August 22nd - Fair Haven’s Pirate Fest. Village of Fair Haven, Main Street, Fair Haven, NY. Noon till Midnight. Come party like a pirate or walk the plank! Free. Website :

August 22nd - Dr. Frank Winemaker Dinner, 800 S Main St, Canandaigua, NY 14424
Join us in the Sands Gallery for a Winemaker Dinner unlike any other! The New York Wine & Culinary Center’s Chefs will be pairing Dr. Frank Vinifera Wine Cellars' delicious portfolio of wine with entrées made with fresh, local ingredients. Discover the incredible pairings of the five course meal while Meaghan Frank, great granddaughter of Konstantin Frank, will discuss the line-up of unique, award-winning wines. Located on Keuka Lake in the Finger Lakes, Dr. Frank Vinifera Wine Cellars has long been associated with the New York wine revolution. Its founder, Dr. Konstantin Frank, helped pioneer the introduction of the European vitis vinifera grapevines in the eastern United States. Now in its third generation, Dr. Frank Vinifera Wine Cellars continues to be New York’s most award-winning winery since 1962. 6-9:00pm in the Garden Tent. Website:

August 22nd - Food Truck Rodeo to benefit the Cayuga Museum!, 203 Genesee St, Auburn, NY
2pm - 6pm. Organized by : Cayuga Museum of History and Art and Case Research Lab Museum.
The Cayuga Museum of History and Art brings local history and culture to theforefront of community consciousness to foster active public stewardship of the past. Featuring trucks from the Syracuse Food Truck Association- The Chicken Bandit and Toss N' Fire Mobile Wood Fired Pizza- as well as beer, wine, and music in Theater Mack! The event will take place on the Cayuga Museum grounds and a portion of the proceeds will directly benefit the Museum. Come hungry and support these great local businesses and local history in your community! Don't miss the chance to try some of the best food around, right here in Auburn-- Chicken Bandit and Toss N' Fire are selected to be 2 of 20 food trucks across NY state to be in the first ever food truck competition at the NYS Fair on September 6, 2015!

August 26th - Rose Hill After Hours, 3372 Rte 96A , 1 mile south of rts 5 & 20, Geneva, NY. 5:30-7:30pm, $15 per person includes 2 glasses of wine or non-alcoholic beverage and a snack. Adults 21 and over only. 315-789-3848. Website : www.genevahistoricalsociety.comvisit/rose-hill-manison/hours-and-admission

August 26th - September 5th -Suds, The  Rockin 1960 Musical. Cortland Repertory Theatre, Dwyer Park, 6799 Little York Lake Road, Preble, NY. For more information call (607) 756-2627 or visit

August 27th-September 7 - The Great New York State Fair,  581 State Fair Blvd Syracuse, NY
13209.  Experience one of the largest & oldest state fairs in the United States! Delight in traditional fair favorites such as agriculture displays, livestock demonstrations, and Ferris wheels. Want something served on a stick? Eat up delicious fried fare and wash it down with a New York State brew or the world renowned "wine-slushie". The Great New York State Fair offers a variety of family fun activities along with cultural presentations and world famous entertainment acts! Enjoy a great line up of free performances in Chevy Court featuring Meghan Trainor, Melissa Etheridge, Salt-N-Pepa, Snoop Dogg and Nick Jonas.
    •    Gates open at 8:00 am daily. Exhibit buildings are open from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm, with the exception of Labor Day when they close at 9:00pm. The Midway is open until midnight every night of the Fair
    •    Admission: See website for event admission for 2015 or 1-800-475-FAIR

August 28 & 29 - Moonlight Cruise aboard the Judge Ben Wiles Skaneateles NY.  8:30pm. $15 adults.  Gratuity included.  No reservations. Tickets available at 11 Jordan St.  Skaneateles beginning 9AM day of cruise.  315 685-8500.

August 29th - October 18th -  Water Effect Art Gallery Event, Schweinfurth Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn, NY 13021. The Schweinfurth Art Center fall exhibit will feature artwork inspired by water. The exhibit will include 78 pieces by 57 different artists, and will include a range of mediums, including paintings, photographs, sculptures, textiles and video. The Artist Reception will be held on Friday, September 4, from 5-8pm. Entry to the Artist Reception is free, and the event is open to the public.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

10 Fitch InnSider Secret - Easy Way To Clean Your Stove & Gas Grill Grates

InnSider Secret - In The Kitchen; 6 Simple Steps to Go from Greasy Mess to Gleaming


Toaster Oven Tray - Before

We cook a lot here at 10 Fitch. We make a mess of our stove top and gas grill. 

We also have a large toaster/convention oven that we use all the time. One of the things we toast in it is garlic bread, which has a high fat content and therefore makes the tray under the wire rack really grungy. Using any other method to try and clean the baked on grease has resulted only in frustration and disappointment, that is, until now.  When I saw this method for cleaning stove top parts I thought I would give it a go on the toaster oven tray and just look at my results are below.  I was so happy with how they came out that I cleaned my stove top burners too and they also came out wonderful.  If you want to try this yourself -

You will need:

    •    Plain household ammonia
    •    Plastic bags large enough to put your stove grates in and close securely - if you have ziptop bags they will fit in, that’s perfect!  If not, then garbage or leaf bags will work if you can tie the opening into a knot or secure closed with a rubber band
    •    Rubber bands if you need them to close your bag

    1.    First of all, take a picture of your greasy grates.  No, I’m not kidding. Why? Because after you use this InnSider Secret to get them gleaming you may not believe how gross they really were unless you have proof so go ahead and take that picture now, otherwise you might not get anyone to believe you when you tell them how great this works!
    2.    Take the bottle of ammonia, your bags and rubber bands, if needed, outside.  You want to do this outside because ammonia has very harsh fumes so you need good ventilation.
    3.    If you do not want to get all greasy I suggest that now would be a great time to don a pair of rubber gloves. It’s time to gather up those nasty grates!  Bring them outside and place them inside the bag(s).
    4.    Pour about a 1/2 cup of ammonia into each bag.  That’s all you need.  It’s actually not the ammonia that is going to produce the magic here but the fumes.
    5.    Almost done!  Close the bags securely.  If large enough, you can tie the opening into a knot like I did. Or you can use rubber bands.  If your grates fit into ziptop bags, perfect!  Just zip them closed.  It’s important to make sure that no matter how you close your bags that they are closed very tightly as it’s the fumes trapped inside the bag that are going to work wonders on the grease and grime on your grates.  Now you will need to leave them there for at least 12 hours or overnight.
    6.    After at least 12 hours it’s time to open up the bags, pour out the ammonia and bring in the grates where a quick scrub in hot soapy water will reveal how beautifully clean and grease free they are!  My grates were really bad so I did end up having to use a scraper and some elbow grease before they were clean to my satisfaction but it was way easier and they came much cleaner than any other method I had tried before.

Toaster Oven Tray - After

Here's a larger photo (upside down) of my gleaming toaster oven tray!

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Auburn, NY - August 1st - August 14th, Events in the Finger Lakes Near 10 Fitch

Hello August!  Looking for a summer wrap up get away,  with your honey? 10 Fitch is the perfect place to stay! We found these events going on in the Finger Lakes area near us :)

Every Sunday in August : Polo Games. Andrews Road, Skaneateles, NY. Starts at 3pm, small parking fee. pages/Skaneateles-Polo-Club/107709246037766. 

Every Friday in August : Skaneateles Community Band Concerts Lakeside, Clift Park, Genesee St., Skaneateles, NY. Starts at 7pm. Bring a chair or blanket. In case of rain, Austin Park Pavilion, Genesee St., Skaneateles, NY. (315) 685-0552 for info.

July 30th - August 1st - The PiTCH" - Funny Face, Theater Mack at the Cayuga Museum, 203 Genesee St., Auburn, NY 13021. Come see the next generation of musical theatre writers present their new works in development! Engage with a new team each week as you share your insight and feedback in the open forum discussion after each performance. Based on the 1957 film starring Audrey Hepburn and Fred Astaire, a fashion photographer falls in love with a shy bookworm as she becomes a model on the streets of Paris.  Revisit the song and dance of this golden age classic brought to life once again. Performance times : Thursdays 7:30pm, Fridays and Saturdays 8pm. For more information about Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival visit Cost: $20/ticket. Telephone: 800-457-8897.

August 1st - August 12th - Saturday Night Fever, Merry Go Round Playhouse, 6877 East Lake Road, Auburn, NY 13021.  Based on Nik Cohn’s 1975 New York Magazine article “Tribal Rites of the New Saturday Night” and Norman Wexler’s 1977 screenplay it inspired, this cultural phenomenon centers around Tony Manero, a Brooklyn youth whose weekend is spent at the local dance hangout. There he escapes into the admiration of the crowd, a growing relationship and the pulse of the beat that enables him to forget the realities of his life, his dead-end job and his gang of deadbeat friends. This mega-musical takes you back to the bell bottoms, loose hips and the irresistible groove of disco! Awards: Nominated for 5 Academy Awards and 2 Tony Awards. Audience: Anyone who like disco. Or disco balls. Rated PG-13. Website :

August 1st - Picnic on the Porch at Varick Winery, 5102 State Route 89, Romulus NY 14541. Enjoy a beautiful day at the winery. Have lunch, soak up the sunshine at our picnic tables, listen to music, play lawn games, or enjoy the view from the rocking chairs on our porch. Picnic fare such as foot-long hot dogs, coneys, salt potatoes, and home-grown sweet corn for sale. 9:30am-6:00pm. $4.00 to sample six wines. Website:

August 1st - August 2nd - 23rd Annual Glorious Garlic Festival, 670 State Route 14, Penn Yan, NY 14527. We invite you to join us for this cool-climate garlic festival which is one of the East Coast's hallmark summer happenings. Celebrating the numerous types of garlic cultivated in the Finger Lakes region, thousands of enthusiasts will gather the weekend of August 1-2 on the winery's verdant grounds that overlook Seneca Lake.
The two days of the festival include cooking demonstrations, garlic tastings and ample opportunities to meet the area's top artisan garlic growers and chefs. Added to the mix are a rich array of Finger Lakes food producers, live music and entertainment for the entire family. Throughout the festival, step inside the Tasting Room to sample our latest releases and refreshing wines for summer. A garlic-infused festival menu will be offered outside daily, crafted by acclaimed Rochester chef/restaurateur Tony Gullace, expertly matched to the signature estate wines of Fox Run. Our cafe will also have some garlic focused menu items created by Chef Brud Holland and our cafe team. Website:

August 1st-August 30th - Untold Stories: Treasures from the Seward Family Collection
Collaborative exhibit with the Seward House Museum, Cayuga Museum of History & Art
203 Genesee St., Auburn, NY 13021. Cost: Admission $5, children under 12 free. Telephone:315-253-8051. Website:

August 5th - Summer Garden Mixer: Celebrate NYS IPA, The New York Wine & Culinary Center, 800 S Main St, Canandaigua, NY 14424. We're celebratingNational IPA Day a day early! Join us in our Garden Tent and rejoice in America's most popular beer style. Breweries from across New York State will bring their IPA brew, as well as other samples for you to try. The NYWCC Culinary Team will prepare beer-friendly light hors d'oeuvres for you to savor while you mingle with friends and brewery representatives. Website:

August 6th - August 9th - Cheez-It 355 at The Glen, 2790 County Route 16, Watkins Glen, NY 14891. Fans enjoy NASCAR K&N Pro Series East, NASCAR Xfinity and NASCAR Sprint Series all in one action-packed weekend. Do not miss a minute of the action with Zippo 200 on Saturday and Cheez-It 355 at The Glen on Sunday. Stay for the weekend and take in all the sights of The Glen. Website:

August 7th - Brew at the Zoo, 1 Conservation Place, Syracuse, NY 13204. 5:30 - 8 p.m. Enjoy a night out at the 19th annual Friends of the Rosamond Gifford Zoo fundraiser. Taste regional beers and wines and enjoy delicious food and music. Who knew philanthropic endeavors could taste so good? Advance sale: $50 per person Group tickets (6+): $45 per person Day of: $60 per person (If available -- this event sells out during the advance sale every year!) Tickets required. Reserve online or by phone at (315) 435-8511 x113 or purchase at the membership desk. Anyone under 21, including infants and toddlers, will not be admitted. Website:

August 7th - First Friday Gallery Night,  Ithaca, NYFirst Friday Gallery Night is a monthly community celebration taking place in and around Downtown Ithaca. Local galleries and art houses host special receptions, performances, screenings, and other events showcasing the work of local, national, and international artists. Gallery Night is free and open to the public. Gallery Night takes place on the first Friday of every month from 5:00 - 8:00pm. Gallery guides with maps of participating locations and show descriptions are available at all participating venues. Discover what makes Ithaca such a marvelous place to live, work, dream, and play! Website:

August 8th - August 9th - Sterling Renaissance Festival - Fantasy, Fairies, & the Future Weekend, Sterling Renaissance Festival, 15385 Farden Rd., Sterling, NY 13156. Follow your fantasy to the 39th Annual Sterling Renaissance Festival's 2015 season, as they present a special event as part of their seven weekends of merriment. Fantasy weekend takes place on August 8 & 9. Come celebrate all things Fantastical as the town of Warwick pays tribute to the myths and legends of Old England. Sprites, Fairies, Witches, and Robin Goodfellow himself will be seen in a masquerade of folkloric characters. Pull out those outfits that you wouldn't dare wear anywhere else and join their Favorite Fantasy Costume Contest, or just enjoy being some one else for a while. Stories, entertainments and pageants will all serve to appease the inhabitants of the unseen world that surrounds the woodlands of Warwickshire. Shakespeare's The Tempest will play the boards too, as music, mischief, and mystery rule. Time: 10.00 am – 7:00 pm. Cost: Call or visit web site for ticket prices. Telephone: 800-879-4446

August 8th - Canal Splash Historic Walking Tour, Montezuma Heritage Park, Main Entrance off Route 90 on High Street, Montezuma, NY 13117. Here's an opportunity to learn more about New York's Canal transportation system that first opened at the middle section of the State between Montezuma and Rome in 1817. Mike Riley, Canal Historian, will be your tour guide highlighting several historic canal sites with the remains of three canals along the present day Seneca River/Barge Canal that tell the story of the evolution of the Canal System. Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm. Cost: Suggested donation $5. Telephone:315-776-4656

August 8th - Jack Ass Day, SwedishHill Winery, 4565 State Route 414, Romulus, NY 14541.
It’s Doobie, The Donkey’s, Birthday and an excuse to really celebrate Jack Ass style! Join us for our biggest event of the year complete with LIVE music, Jack Ass Wine Slushies, BBQ food, craft vendors, games and our Fourth Annual Cornhole Tournament! Admission is free and all food and wine items are available for purchase. Contact for vendor and cornhole tournament informationAugust 8th - 6th Annual Founder's Day, Downtown Auburn, Genesee Street, Auburn, NY 13021. Car show, vendors, live music, family activities, food and refreshments. Time: 10:00 am – 10:00 pm. Telephone: 315-252-7874. Website:

August 9th - Renaissance Festival, 1553 Lyell Avenue, Rochester, NY 14606. Enjoy more than 100 stage and street performers recreating an authentic English Renaissance Village. Come hungry....extreme Renaissance food awaits! $25 per person (bus only) Admission is on you to be paid at venue. Call for bus reservations and pick up locations 723-1322. Website:

August 10th - August 16th  -  44th Annual Madison Bouckville Antique  Week & Big Field Show,  6994 State Route 20, Bouckville, NY.  Week long, town wide, free admission event. The Big Field Show (8/14-8/16) features: over 2000 dealers and vendors; antiques and collectibles plus food vendors. 1-800-234-4697.

August 11th - August 13th - Empire Farm Days, Rodman Lott and Son Farms, 2973 State Route 414, Seneca Falls, NY 13148. The event will run through Thursday with a wide variety of exhibitions, demonstrations and information related to farming and agriculture. Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. Telephone:877-697-7837. Email:

August 12th - Star Party:Perseid Meteor Shower, Baltimore Woods Nature Center,  4007 Bishop Hill Road, Marcellus, NY.  It’s the annual Perseid Meteor shower, one of the year’s finest. Bring a lawn chair or blanket to lie back and watch for meteors when you’re not at a telescope. Back up date is August 13th. Pre-registration is available online.

August 12th - Mid-Lakes Navigation presents Pirate Day! Tickets available at 11 Jordan Street, Skaneateles, NY, beginning at 9am the day of the cruise. This “one of a kind” experience invites people of all ages to dress up, board the Judge Ben Wiles and set our for an encounter with Pirates. All day, all cruises. 315-685-8500.

August 13th - September 5th - Skaneateles Festival, Skaneateles, NY.  World Class Music by the Lake. Concerts throughout the month including chamber ensembles and orchestra. Here is a link to the scheduled events:

August 14th - Garden Concert Series feat. Diana Jacobs & Dave Kuykendall, 658 Lake Road, King Ferry NY 13081. Every Friday night, July through August, Treleaven will have live music in the outback from 6-8PM. Enjoy fabulous food and delicious wine or craft beer while the tunes carry your cares away! You won’t want to miss a single one! Friday, August 14th will feature the duo of the Diana Jacobs Band, Diana Jacobs & Dave Kuykendall, playing music ranging in genre from Blues and Rock to R&B and Gospel. Diana Jacobs will be on the vocals and Dave Kuyendall on the guitar. Wine by the glass or bottle, and local craft beer from Cortland Beer Company will be available for purchase. In case of bad weather, please call the winery at 315.364.5100 or check our Facebook page for last minute announcements. * Picnic tables will be available, but you may bring your own blankets and chairs. *Alcohol purchased off-site may not be brought on-site. Website:

August 14th - August 15th  - "Woman in Gold",  Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange Street,
Auburn, NY 13021. WOMAN IN GOLD is the remarkable true story of one woman's journey to reclaim her heritage and seek justice for what happened to her family. Sixty years after she fled Vienna during World War II, an elderly Jewish woman, Maria Altmann (Helen Mirren), starts her journey to retrieve family possessions seized by the Nazis, among them Klimt's famous painting Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I. Together with her inexperienced but plucky young lawyer Randy Schoenberg (Ryan Reynolds), she embarks upon a major battle which takes them all the way to the heart of the Austrian establishment and the U.S. Supreme Court, and forces her to confront difficult truths about the past along the way. Time: Friday 1pm & 8pm, Saturday 8pm. Cost: $6. Telephone: 315-253-6669. Website: