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Tour CayugaAuburn, N.Y. – The Cayuga County Tourism Office is very excited to announce the recipients of the Harriet Tubman Bicentennial Events Grant! We asked local business and organizations to come up with an event, activity or performance that would educate, entertain, inspire and promote Harriet Tubman’s life and legacy.

We were very pleased with the creative ideas presented  and are looking forward to many great events celebrating Harriet Tubman’s Bicentennial and highlighting black history in Cayuga County.

Veronica SwiftSaturday, May 14th

Rochester, NY (April 12, 2022) -- The Ann and Marc Iacona Foundation will present An Evening with jazz vocalist Veronica Swift on Saturday, May 14 at 7:30 p.m. at the Theater at Innovation Square in Rochester located at 131 Chestnut St. in Rochester, New York.

Tickets are $40 to $60 plus $4 service fee and are on sale online now at the Theater at Innovation Square website at theaterais.com.

Rochester Museum & Science CenterRochester, NY (April 7, 2022) – On Friday, April 8, at 3:20pm, the next total solar eclipse visible from Rochester, N.Y., will be exactly 2 years away. In partnership with the Rochester Eclipse Stakeholders, the RMSC (Rochester Museum & Science Center) is already connecting with local organizations and to ensure the Rochester community can make the most of this once-in-a-lifetime event.

George Eastman Museum logoPay-what-you-will donations to benefit ROC Maidan and Ukrainian Film Archive

Rochester, N.Y., March 28, 2021—The George Eastman Museum will present a benefit film screening on Sunday, April 3 at 7:30 p.m. in solidarity with the people of Ukraine.
In Spring (Navesni; Vesnoi, Mikhail Kaufman, USSR [Ukraine] 1929, 65 min., 35mm) is a seminal work of Ukrainian cinema as well as a hymn to the miracle of life. The fact that it was filmed in and around Kyiv makes it particularly poignant today. The silent film was directed by filmmaker Mikhail Kaufman and will be accompanied by Dr. Philip C. Carli on piano.

CGI Rochester International Jazz FestivalJune 17-25

All Headliner Shows Free & Outdoors!

325 Shows – 1750+ Artists – 20 Venues – Record Number of Free Shows – Limited Number of Club Passes On Sale Now!

Rochester, NY (March 15, 2022)—The CGI Rochester International Jazz Festival is back! After a two-year hiatus due to the global coronavirus pandemic, Producers John Nugent and Marc Iacona today announced the lineup for the long-awaited 2022 nine-day Festival, which will return with its 19th edition June 17 to 25 to downtown Rochester, New York.

From legendary performers and familiar favorites to rising stars and new discoveries, the CGI Rochester International Jazz Festival navigates all genres of creative improvised music from all corners of the world. More than 208,000 people attended the 2019 Festival.

Lake Ontario Wine Trail logoSodus, N.Y. – The Lake Ontario Wine Trail is thrilled to announce their newest member of the trail, Silver Waters Wine. Silver Waters Winery is a small, family-run winery located just north of Rt. 104 on State Street in Sodus, NY. Brand-new to the scene, they produce wines using traditional family methods and modern wine-making science. They feature red, white, fruit and flower wines using only the freshest, local fruit grown by friends and neighbors.

Catherine RussellThe Grammy Award-winning Vocalist Will Perform March 15

Tickets on Sale Now

Rochester, NY (February 15, 2022) – Tickets are now on sale now for "An Evening with Catherine Russell." Russell, a Grammy Award-winning vocalist, and seven-time Rochester International Jazz Festival favorite, will perform in Rochester at 7:30 p.m on March 15, 2022, at The Theater at Innovation Square in downtown Rochester.

The performance is presented by RIJF, LLC, the company owned by John Nugent and Marc Iacona that produces the annual CGI Rochester International Jazz Festival.

GCV&M Maple Sugar FestivalMumford, NY (February 9, 2022) – In celebration of the return of maple sugaring season in NY State, Genesee Country Village & Museum will host its annual Maple Sugar Festival & Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, March 19, Sunday, March 20, Saturday, March 26, and Sunday, March 27. Visitors will enjoy the Museum’s sprawling grounds, perfect for gathering with family and friends after the long winter months. Explore the history of maple sugaring in NY, hike the Maple History Trail, and indulge in a Pancake Breakfast in the Museum’s Meeting Center. From the Nature Center to the Historic Village, visitors will explore all aspects of a New York staple: maple syrup. The Maple Sugar Festival & Pancake Breakfast is sponsored by Brite. Tickets are now available – purchase online in advance, as space is limited.

ROC-FLX Craft Beverage Trail 2022 PassportCanandaigua, NY - Craft beverage lovers can start plotting their journey to visit 37 breweries, wineries, distilleries and cideries throughout Ontario, Monroe, Wayne, and Livingston counties by joining the 2022 ROC/FLX Craft Beverage Trail Passport program.   “This is an amazing collaboration that showcases our local craft beverage producers as well as a great way to expand your palette!” explains, Jennifer Newman, owner of Young Lion Brewing Company, one of the craft breweries participating in the Passport Program. …

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