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GCV&M New Year'sMumford, NY (December 28, 2021) – Genesee Country Village & Museum’s Nature Center will be opening its doors and trails this winter for Nature Sunday Experiences – opportunities for visitors to enjoy the snowy Museum grounds, learn about natural wildlife, and enjoy safe outdoor family fun. The Museum will be open for Nature Sunday Experiences starting Sunday, January 9, through Sunday, March 13, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. for a suggested $5 donation.

Schweinfurth Art CenterAuburn, NY (Dec. 20, 2021) – The Schweinfurth Art Center has received a $49,500 grant from the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) to support the state’s nonprofit arts and culture sector. The money was awarded under NYSCA’s Support for Organizations category, and will support all of the Art Center’s programming.

Watkins Glen Chamber of CommerceDundee, N.Y. – The 1897 Beekman House Bed and Breakfast, Dundee, NY, will host its inaugural Winery Pairing Dinner on January 21 and January 22, 2022. The event will feature the wines of Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard and food from Chef Jason Potter of Potter’s Chef’s Table. Each night will be split into two services of five courses, one at 5:00 p.m. and one at 8:00 p.m. For more information and to make reservations, contact 315-412-2697. Proof of vaccination will be required.

Seneca Lake Wine Trail LogoMouthwatering, chocolate-themed dishes paired with fabulous Seneca Lake wine makes for a great weekend escape!

Watkins Glen, NY – Christmas came early on Seneca Lake, with the announcement from the Seneca Lake Wine Trail that they are bringing back one of their most popular wine and food pairing events in 2022: Chocolate and Wine Weekend!

Chocolate and Wine Weekend takes place February 4-6, 2022. This self-guided tour will take ticketholders to 16 participating wineries along Seneca Lake. Each will feature a wine of their choice paired with a delicious dish that has chocolate as a key ingredient.

Brave Women FLXVirtual race celebrates brave women of the Finger Lakes

Auburn, N.Y. – Registration is now open for the Brave Women FLX Winter 100K virtual challenge, taking place remotely from Jan. 1 – Mar. 31, 2022. Participants from all over the country are challenged to walk, hike, run, snowshoe, snowboard, ski, skate, skip, shimmy, shuffle, stroll – or all of the above – as they tally up 100 kilometers while celebrating brave women past and present in the Finger Lakes. Race information and registration is available at: https://runsignup.com/Race/NY/FingerLakes/WhereBraveWomenWinter

MOST logoSTEM Career Exploration on Last Saturday of Each Month

Syracuse, NY (December 6, 2021) - The Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science & Technology (MOST) proudly partners with Amazon as the new presenting sponsor of its monthly Be the Scientist science education program.

Be the Scientist allows museum visitors to learn about and explore the activities of a different scientist each month. From marine biology to computer programming and beyond, the last Saturday of the month is a time for local STEM practitioners, faculty, and museum visitors to come together and explore new careers and frontiers in science and technology in a manner that is fun and engaging, exposing students to all the possibilities for a rewarding career in science.

HibercationPart hibernation, part vacation and 100 percent good for the soul.

Cayuga County, N.Y. – Local business are offering a fresh take on a cozy winter getaway as part of a regional tourism campaign presented by the Cayuga County Office of Tourism and its partners. Hibercation is described as part hibernation, part vacation and 100 percent good for the soul. This campaign, which runs January 15 through March 15, entices locals and tourists alike to get out and hunker down and relax in Cayuga County.

Ontario County EDC - Visit Finger Lakes$1,000,000 in grants available to Ontario County small businesses in the tourism and hospitality industry

Canandaigua, N.Y. – Ontario County Economic Development Corporation (OCEDC) and Finger Lakes Visitors Connection (FLVC) announce the establishment of the “Visit Ontario County COVID Relief Program” to provide grants to small businesses within Ontario County’s tourism and hospitality industry that were negatively impacted by COVID-19. These funds are available to create new jobs, restore jobs or retain jobs that are at risk of being lost. Applications for funding through the Program are now being accepted by OCEDC on a rolling basis.

Breaking BenjaminWaterloo, N.Y. – del Lago Resort & Casino announced another act coming to its Vine Showroom, Breaking Benjamin Unplugged. The acoustic show will take place on Sat., Dec. 18 at 8:00 p.m. Starting at $50, tickets will go on sale to the public on Fri., Oct. 29 at 10:00 a.m. and will be available online at: https://dellagoresort.com/entertainment/#upcoming-events

Multi-platinum band Breaking Benjamin debuted in the early 2000s with a brand of metal-tinged alternative that came to define the sound of mainstream rock. Over the years, multiple lineup changes impacted the sound of the Pennsylvania hard rock outfit, which developed into a more arena-friendly act by the late 2000s.

GCV&M YuletideMumford, NY (October 27, 2021) – Visitors will find many opportunities to include Genesee Country Village & Museum in their holiday traditions this November and December. The Museum presents a full lineup of festive holiday shopping experiences, theatrical tours of the Historic Village, pancake breakfasts with St. Nick, and more.

Get into the holiday spirit on Saturday, November 20, and Sunday, November 21, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at GCV&M’s Holiday Market & Preparing for Winter event. This combination of two festive favorites includes a cheerful vendor market where visitors can shop hand-crafted, locally produced goods from a multitude of vendors. Visitors can also peruse unique gift items and Village-made goods in the Flint Hill Store, including pottery, maple products, Museum apparel, historic toys, and more. In addition to the market, visitors can stroll through the Historic Village where preparations will be underway for the snowy season ahead.