Good at 13 Club Venues for 9 Days; New Club Pass Venue Added
Rochester, N.Y. — The Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival’s (XRIJF) 13th Edition Club Pass is on sale now at its lowest price of $174 plus service charges, a $20 savings off the regular price, until 12 Midnight December 31, 2013.
The Club Pass is an exceptional value pass, offering a significant savings over individual show tickets ($20, $25) and access to Club shows at 13 venues. Pass prices are the same as last year. The price increases to $194 plus service charge January 1, 2014 until sold out. The service charge per pass for online purchases is $6, $8 if mailed.
The fastest and easiest way to buy a Pass is online at rochesterjazz.com. Customers may also order Passes by phone at 585-454-2060. Read more »
Mumford, N.Y - At Genesee Country Village & Museum’s Yuletide in the Country, experience how Christmas became a beloved holiday, widely celebrated with church services, Christmas trees, gift-giving and parties.
During Fridays, Saturday and Sundays, Dec. 6-8, 13-15 and 20-22, the historic village comes to life with townsfolk celebrating the season at mid-century, including the lighting-yes, real lighting-of a candle-decorated tree.
Guided by candle light, visitors are captivated by scenarios based on actual people, events or writings of the 19th century, and each captures the spirit of the era. Read more »
Great Lakes Seaway Trail/ Sackets Harbor, N.Y. - Seaway Trail, Inc. has announced that its byway-themed quilt show will now be held on a biennial schedule with the next event scheduled for 2015.
Since 2001, the event, held in Sackets Harbor, NY, has showcased quilting as a cultural heritage theme for traveling the 518-mile-long Great Lakes Seaway Trail. The biennial scheduling in part will accommodate the even-year biennial dates of the nearby North Country Quilt Guild Quilting Show held in Clayton, NY. The North Country Quilt Guild’s next event will be held June 6-8, 2014.
The theme for the 2015 Great Lakes Seaway Trail Quilt Show is Vineyards, Fields, Farms and Food. Read more »
Public Program & Children’s Workshop
Ithaca, N.Y. - Ithaca art glass designer, craftsman, educator, and marketer Tony Serviente is represented with two stained glass windows in the ongoing Artistry and Piety glass exhibition at The History Center in Tompkins County. He will also lead two programs Friday, December 6th and Saturday, December 7th.
His December 6th presentation on “Stained Glass: A Practitioner’s Perspective,” begins at 6 p.m. at The History Center. Serviente will share experience and knowledge gained from 30 years of creating art glass. Included will be a brief history, the process of stained glass creation from commission to installation, an assessment of the state of art glass in the 21st century, and what the future may hold. Read more »
Seminar features top industry experts
Corning, N.Y. -The Corning Museum of Glass will offer a half-day seminar, Welcoming Chinese Visitors: Strategies for Success, on Tuesday, December 10, from 8:30 am to 12:30 p.m.
This is an important topic to The Corning Museum of Glass. In 2012, the Museum welcomed more than 130,000 visitors from Chinese tour groups, more than a quarter of the Museum’s annual visitation. The Museum offers demonstrations and tour maps translated into Mandarin, and a number of other amenities for Chinese tourists.
The seminar is designed to give attractions, hotels and other businesses that service tourists an overview of the Chinese market and a look at best practices for servicing this market. Read more »
Corning, N.Y. - Nearly 25 feet long and knitted by 25 community member in 25 days, Artemus, the buffalo bursting through the façade of The Rockwell Museum, will keep warm this winter with a new hand-knit scarf! Local knitters at Wooly Minded on Market Street knitted Artemus a red-and-green scarf to wear during the bitter winter months. Knitters from the community were invited to help knit and crochet the scarf, which took over 6,500 yards of yarn to complete!
Artemus’ scarf is two-feet wide and 25 feet long to accommodate his 60 inch neck. Read more »
Canandaigua, N.Y. - Skiing and Snowboard enthusiasts will be hitting the slopes at Bristol Mountain on Tuesday, November 26th from 9am-4pm. There will be a 50th Anniversary ribbon cutting ceremony at the Comet Express chairlift prior to the 9am lift start. Upper and Lower Rocket trails will be open for those with advanced level skills. The following trails, Hailey’s Run, Sunbelt, Eclipse and Infinity, will be the next terrain to open when conditions permit. This will allow all levels of skiers and riders to enjoy the mountain. Paul Trippi, the new Mountain Manager, comments, “The recent arctic blast from Canada has enabled our mountain operations team to get a jump on snowmaking this year.” Read more »