Wayne County, N.Y. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow once stated that “Music is the universal language of mankind”, meaning everyone understands its message whatever the language or genre. Wayne County has a huge choice of music for all tastes and the whole family. Most of the concerts are free to the public and will make your summer just a little bit “sweeter”.
Summer of Roses Event Series- June 13, 20, 27, and August 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29. Every Thursday evening except July 4. Each week will feature a different performer from the area. Free! 7 pm to 8 pm, Rose Union Community Building, School Street, Rose.
Macedon Community Concert Series, Macedon - June 13, July 11, August 8. Canal Park Lock 30. 6pm to 8pm. Free, live music. Food available. Bring your own chair or blanket. http://www.villageofmacedon.org/ Read more »
Friday, May 24 at 7 PM
Saratoga Springs, N.Y. - A dynamic roster of bands is slated to compete live at SPAC’s Battle of the Bands, on Friday, May 24 at 7 p.m. before an audience and a panel of celebrity judges for the chance to win one of two titles and accompanying prize packages: “judge’s choice” and “audience choice.” Tickets are on sale now at spac.org
“This year’s competition will be one for the record books with a line-up of top-notch bands who possess immense artistry, originality, and a plethora of musical gifts,” said Marcia J. White, President & Executive Director.
The full list of finalist bands includes:
7 P.M. | Ghosts on 33rd: Combining emotion with a heavy melody, Ghosts on 33rd strives to connect to their fans through their lyrics. Currently the band is working on their first E.P. Hailing from Granville, NY, the band describes their sound as melodic hard core. Read more »
Buffalo’s fourth annual festival features 15 garden walks (including America’s largest), workshops, open gardens, a Buffalo-Style Garden Art Sale and more
Buffalo, N.Y. - May 20, 2013 - The fourth annual National Garden Festival will take place from June 21 to Aug. 4 in Buffalo, N.Y. and it is, by far, the largest garden festival in America.
The six-week-long festival offers something for anyone with (or without) a green thumb:
15 garden walks and tours throughout the Buffalo Niagara region, totaling nearly 1,000 private gardens. The most popular of the tours is Garden Walk Buffalo - the largest free garden walk in the country, with more than 350 private gardens on view - on July 27 and 28.
A series of luxury motorcoach tours, operated by AAA Western and Central New York’s Horizon Club Tours. Expert gardeners will provide behind-the-scenes tours of some of Buffalo’s finest gardens, from secluded private yards to the city’s Frederick Law Olmsted-designed parks. The tours each include a sit-down lunch. Read more »
Fort Edward, N.Y. - Visitors considering a vacation or a weekend away can enjoy Washington County, New York’s outdoor recreational activities and events during its summer season. Information about these activities and many others are listed online at http://www.washingtonnycounty.com/.
The 13th annual Cambridge Valley Balloon Festival, held June 7th-9th, features four launches of 10 hot air balloons, fireworks, the Taste of Cambridge with local producers and restaurants showcased, and Moon Glow, a nighttime display of cold burner illuminated tethered balloons synchronized to music. The weekend event includes rides, games and entertainment for the whole family. Visitors can learn more at http://www.cambridgenychamber.com/balloonpage.html. Read more »
Tickets now on sale
Cooperstown, N.Y. - The Cooperstown Summer Music Festival, under the artistic direction of flutist Linda Chesis, celebrates its fifteenth anniversary season with a diverse offering of musical experiences. From rebellious Baroque innovators to a critically-acclaimed jazz songstress, this year’s Festival promises to excite and inspire. The Festival presents five classical concerts, an evening of jazz with Hilary Kole, and four free community concerts that pair accomplished amateur musicians with professional artists.
The Festival opens July 7 with the concert Birds of Paradise: Music for Winds and Piano. In addition to works by Debussy, Mozart, and Poulenc, the evening features a new multi-media work that pairs a live performance of Robert Sirota’s 2008 composition Birds of Paradise with videos and bird calls from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s Birds-of-Paradise Project. Read more »
Clayton, N.Y. - The Antique Boat Museum (ABM), North America’s premier freshwater nautical museum based in Clayton, New York, announced today the details of its new exhibit opening and reception.
Join the Antique Boat Museum on Friday, May 24 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. inside the Haxall Building, located at 750 Mary Street in Clayton, for a reception to celebrate the opening of the new exhibitions on display in the Homer Dodge Gallery and the Passageways Gallery. All are welcome to attend.
“Long Journeys in Small Boats” can be found inside the Homer Dodge Gallery on the first floor of the Haxall Building. This exhibition features ten journeys totaling more than 30,000 miles traveled in small boats, many of which are on display. Read more »
Cayuga Tourism to hold Workshop in Recognition of Importance of LGBT Visitors
Cayuga County, N.Y. - Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month (LGBT Pride Month) is celebrated each year in the month of June to honor the 1969 Stonewall riots in Manhattan. The Stonewall riots were a tipping point for the Gay Liberation Movement in the United States and in many cities across the nation events are help throughout the month of June to commemorate this turning point in the history of gay rights. Celebrations include pride parades, picnics, parties, workshops, symposia and concerts, and attract millions of participants around the world. Memorials are held during this month for those members of the community who have been lost to hate crimes or HIV/AIDS. The purpose of the commemorative month is to recognize the impact that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals have had locally, nationally, and internationally.
In recognition of Pride Month, the Cayuga County Office of Tourism will host an LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) Outreach Service Training on June 5th from 9-11 a.m. at the Stardust Foundation, 2 State Street, downtown Auburn. Read more »