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Mud Creek Bison RanchSavona, NY – Chances are, while you may have seen them in movies or on television shows, you have probably never seen a live bison in person unless you have visited one of the National Parks out west. It is difficult to believe something could get so massive eating grass. Bet you didn’t know there are bison in the Finger Lakes? Not roaming in the wild, mind you. But on a ranch in a small town not far from Corning. If you’re getting a little stir crazy these days and are looking to get the family out of the house for a bit while still maintaining safe social distancing, you might want to head out to Savona for a tour of Mud Creek Bison Ranch.

George Eastman readingYelp events, new webinars, and streaming movie recommendations available this month from the museum 

Rochester, N.Y., June 16, 2020—The George Eastman Museum is continuing to expand its online offerings through Eastman Museum at Home. The museum is working with Yelp Rochester to offer new virtual programs from baking to crafting, the events will be held on June 18 and June 30 through Yelp Rochester online. The museum has also rescheduled its Portrait of Jennie: The Rarest Cinematic Experience of All Time webinar to June 25, and the Curator’s Gallery Talk with Bea Nettles to June 26. All virtual events and webinars are free but registration is required.

Rochester Fringe Festival logoHealth & safety concerns inspire a one-of-a-kind Fringe

Virtual Fringe show application runs June 18 – July 31 

Rochester, NY – Organizers of the 2020 KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival announce that their ninth annual festival will take place as planned on Tuesday, September 15 – Saturday, September 26, but major changes are required in order to address public health and safety concerns during the continued threat of COVID-19.

Heron Hill Winery logoAlso offering free direct-to-consumer shipping as a permanent policy with re-opening

Hammondsort, NY – Heron Hill Winery has hired Jordan Harris as winemaker. The winery, in business since 1977, has locations in Hammondsport and Canandaigua.

“This appointment of Jordan Harris as winemaker will continue our ongoing goal in increasing quality, ensuring our success and Heron Hill's legacy,” said Eric Frarey, managing partner of Heron Hill Winery.

MOST Summer CampSyracuse, N.Y. – The Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science & Technology (The MOST) will offer (3) camps for different age groups weekly throughout the summer. To register for a camp, choose the session week you would like your child to attend, then choose your camper’s age range from the three available options: Junior Scientist (Ages 4-7), Be the Scientist (Ages 8-11), or Engineer Academy (Ages 12-15).

All MOST camps are designed to be inclusive and accessible to all types of learners. Personal aides may attend camp with your camper at no additional charge.

Finger Lakes Visitors Connection FLVCThe online resource will be updated daily as new spots open in Ontario County

Canandaigua, NY – Finger Lakes Visitors Connection, the official tourism promotion agency for Ontario County, has created an outdoor dining guide on its website at VisitFingerLakes.com/FLXtogo/Outdoor-Dining.

The list is a one-stop resource of public restaurants that are offering outside dining options. It will be updated often as more Ontario County businesses start to offer outdoor dining.

Schweinfurth Art Center summer campsAuburn, NY (June 5, 2020) - The Schweinfurth Art Center has switched its summer art camps to online due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and is currently accepting registrations. The camps will let children explore art through Mail Art, Map Making, Animal Habitats, and more.

"We have had many discussions with our staff, teachers, and board about how to safely hold art camp this summer in light of COVID-19," said Schweinfurth Education Director Deirdre Aureden. "To fully ensure the safety of all, we needed to move the camps to an online platform, and we are very lucky in that almost all of our scheduled teachers have had experience teaching online this spring."…

Finger Lakes Visitors Connection FLVCThe online resource bank is designed to curate, interpret and simplify re-opening guidelines

Canandaigua, NY – Finger Lakes Visitors Connection, the official tourism promotion agency for Ontario County, has produced an online Digital Recovery Tool Kit to help small businesses understand the reopening guidelines and put them into practice. The Tool Kit is designed as a resource center for the tourism industry to reopen, restart, and reinvent their businesses in tandem with the easing and lifting of governmental stay-at-home and business restriction orders.

Rochester EventsROC‘n RUN Virtual Race to Benefit Out of Work Musicians

Rochester, N.Y. – June 4, 2020 – In the absence of the popular annual Rochester Lilac 5K/10K runs this year, festival producers have come up with a unique, musically-themed idea to stay in shape, get some exercise, have fun and raise money for musicians and members of the entertainment industry who are out of work due to the Covid-19 shutdown.

George Eastman Museum logoRochester, N.Y. – Jamie M. Allen, Stephen B. and Janice G. Ashley Associate Curator in the Department of Photography, will guide guests through the books featured in Bea Nettles: Harvest of Memory. Tour the virtual exhibition in advance of the talk at eastman.org/nettles. 

When:    Friday, June 5; Time:  1 p.m.; Where:  Register via Zoom:

Price:     FREE (Advance registration required; space is limited)…