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NYS Brewers AssociationAn Unparalleled New York Experience

Rochester, N.Y. - Tickets are now on sale for the Sept. 4 BriteVibes Festival™ - a one-day event celebrating all things New York State: craft beer, food, musicians, artists and more. Created by the New York State Brewers Association in partnership with Brewery Ommegang, BriteVibes Festival™ will take place at Brewery Ommegang in Cooperstown, providing a central location for guests attending from across New York. Tickets are available online for VIP, general admission and the evening concert portion only.

Independence Day Celebration - GCVMStepping Beyond the Battlefield to Experience Daily Life in 1860s New York State

Mumford, N.Y. – The grounds of Genesee Country Village & Museum will transform into a bustling community experiencing the wake of national conflict during Civil War Living History Weekend (Saturday, July 17, and Sunday, July 18, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.). Instead of focusing on live battle reenactments, GCV&M will put all of its energies into interpreting the daily lives of soldiers and civilians during the Civil War. The event will highlight the war’s relevancy in Western New York and present programing that will bring the diversity of the region in the 1860s to life.

Ganondagan logoFree Pop up Events in Lieu of Indigenous Music & Arts Festival 

Victor, NY— On the last three Saturdays in July (17, 24, 31), Friends of Ganondagan will host Ögwe’öweh - “Original People” POP-UP Saturdays featuring Haudenosaunee artists, demonstrators, storytellers, music, dance, shopping, and food. All events are free, and attendees will be required to adhere to NYS COVID-19 Safety Guidelines and Regulations.

Skaneateles Curbstone FestivalSkaneateles, N.Y. - After being rescheduled and relocated last year due to the pandemic, Skaneateles’ Curbstone Festival and Sidewalk Sales return to the village this summer, July 15-17. The family-friendly event runs along Genesee, Jordan and Fennell streets. Hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. 

“Curbstone is a longstanding tradition in the village—one that families plan their summer vacations around,” says Hilary Fenner, executive director of the Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce. “The streets come alive with unique offerings, while children are enchanted by balloon art and juggling.”…

Paul AnkaTickets now on sale for the Nov. 20 show

Waterloo, N.Y. - Paul Anka is bringing his “Anka Sings Sinatra: His Songs, My Songs, My Way” tour to del Lago Resort & Casino’s The Vine Showroom at 8 PM on Sat., Nov. 20, 2021. Tickets start at $49 and are now on sale to the general public, available online at https://dellagoresort.com/entertainment/.

“The ‘Anka Sings Sinatra’ tour will honor a great artist who has influenced me more than anyone else throughout my career, Frank Sinatra,” stated singer and entertainer Paul Anka. “This show will also feature the hits that have spanned my career on this 65th anniversary year. It will be a night filled with his songs, my songs, my way!”…

Eastman Museum LogoRochester, N.Y. (June 24, 2021) —The George Eastman Museum is hosting a community forum on Wednesday, June 30, at 5:30 p.m., to share information about its New Galleries Project, as well as a major marketing and tourism program designed to support the upcoming exhibition Joshua Rashaad McFadden: I Believe I’ll Run On, an early-career survey of the works of the Rochester-based visual artist. The museum invites the public to attend and learn more about the status of these projects and their next phases, as well as ask questions and provide input. The forum will be held in the new multipurpose hall at the George Eastman Museum, 900 East Avenue, Rochester.

del Lago LogoFirst scholarships of this kind awarded by del Lago, each valued at $

Waterloo, N.Y. - For the first time, del Lago Resort & Casino will be awarding four scholarships to participate in sommelier classes at Canandaigua-based New York Kitchen. Each valued at $2,200, these scholarships will allow four industry professionals or wine enthusiasts to complete Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Level 2 and Level 3 in wine certification courses at no cost. Interested applicants can apply between Jun. 28 and Jul. 4 by submitting a 300-word essay describing their passion for wine and its impact on a culinary experience to WSET@NYKitchen.com.

Finger Lakes Wine AllianceGeneva, NY (June 24, 2021) -- The Finger Lakes Wine Alliance, in partnership with the Wine Trails of Canandaigua, Keuka, Seneca and Cayuga Lakes, Finger Lakes Wine Country, and the New York Wine and Grape Foundation, invite you to join in the reboot of FINGER LAKES WINE MONTH this August!

Through specialty tastings and unique experiences at member wineries, virtual tastings and events online, and meetups and happy hours at favorite regional restaurants, the organizations have partnered together to remind the world how great the Finger Lakes wine region and its wines are, and ask the world to celebrate the new and improved Finger Lakes wine region.

Skaneateles Antique and Classic Boat ShowFormer Mailboat Makes Triumphant Return

Skaneateles, N.Y. -- Before there was the Barbara S. Wiles delivering mail to summer residents along Skaneateles Lake, there was the Pat II, which plied the lake’s waters from 1956 to 1991. Now, 30 years since its last appearance, the newly renovated Pat II—one of the few all-electric passenger vessels in the country—returns to Skaneateles for the 43rd Annual Antique and Classic Boat Show. 

The show, hosted by the Finger Lakes Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society and the Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation, runs July 23-25 in Clift Park, Hours are 3 p.m. to dusk Friday, 9 a.m. to dusk Saturday and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free.

Eastman Museum LogoGeorge Eastman Museum’s Dryden Theatre will screen the free films on Wednesdays and Thursdays from July 1 to September 1 

Rochester, N.Y. — This summer, the George Eastman Museum will present two free film series in solidarity with Black Americans and Asian/Pacific Islander Americans: Spotlighting Black Film Artists and Celebrating Asian/Pacific American Directors. All are invited to attend the screenings at the Dryden Theatre. There are 17 motion pictures in total, with the first screening scheduled for July 1.