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Automotive

n AUTO DEALER Burritt Motors......................................45 Fuccillo Auto Malls................................4 Longley Dodge...................................59 n AUTO REPAIR Ken’s Body Shop................................42 Port City Collision...............................43

Boating, Sales & Marinas

Vashaw’s Collision..............................44 n RACE Oswego Speedway.............................21 n RV SALES Wratten’s RV Sales............................54

Financial & Insurance Canale Insurance & Accounting.........44 Eastern Shore Associates Ins............88 Financial Partners – David Mirabito....39

Oswego Co. Federal Credit Union......35 Oswego County Mutual Insurance.....31

Services & Organizations Amerigas............................................42 Brookfield Renewable Energy............30 Canalview Travel................................57 Chase Enterprises..............................12 Colonial Laundromat............................9 Ehrlich Pest Control............................31 I Wood Care.......................................27 Johnston’s Gas...................................58 National Tractor Trailer School (NTTS)................................15 NYS Parks..........................................92 Oswego Co. Promotion & Tourism.....17 Oswego County Stop DWI..................49 Oswego Industries..............................39 n CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE Clayton Chamber of

Commerce/ 1000 Islands................85 Greater Oswego/Fulton Chamber /of Commerce.................39 Pulaski Chamber of Commerce..........52 Skaneateles Chamber of Commerce......................................74 n LOGGING Joseph Stolar Forestry/Construction.....................75 n PRINTING Oswego Printing.................................45 n TAXI / TRANSPORATION Bugow’s Driver Rehab........................26 Fulton Taxi..........................................57

Home & Garden Amerigas............................................42 Beck’s Sealcoating, Inc......................65 Builders First Choice..........................65 Burke’s Home Center.........................44 Deaton’s Ace Home Improvement......48 Deaton’s Agway .................................48 Don’s Sales & Service........................39 Hencle’s Berry Patch..........................78 Jerry Dell Farm Store.........................18

Joseph Stolar Forestry/Construction..75 Lakeshore Hardwoods........................49 Mabie Brothers...................................12 North Country Storage Barns.............90 O.D. Greene Lumber Co., Inc.............56 The Greenhouse Effect......................51 White’s Farm Supply..........................29 White’s Lumber...................................53

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Arney’s Marina....................................69 Brewerton Boatyard............................61 Burt Goodnoughs Marina East...........55 Cheerful Valley Campground.............73 Greene Point Marina..........................54

Holiday Harbor RV Park, Campground, Marina .....................70 Reiters Marina....................................54 Salmon Country Marina & Campground Inc.............................64 Skaneateles Marina............................77

Real Estate 1st Carriage House Realty.................50 Camp Arey..........................................75 Century 21 Galloway .........................45

Century 21 Leah’s Signature .............59 Simeon Dewitt / Towpath Towers.......58

Health Auburn Community Hospital...............87 Associated Dental Arts.......................42 Crouse Hospital..................................37

Oswego Health...................................40 Upstate Medical University...................8

Where to Eat & Drink Barados on the Water.........................61 Burger King.........................................43 Dailey’s Pour House...........................63 Doug’s Fish Fry..................................76 Eis House, The...................................65 El Rincon Mexicano & Rio Tomatlan..................................68 Elderberry Pond Restaurant & Organic Farm..................................73 Grist Mill Restaurant...........................60 Little Sodus Inn on the Bay.................70

Lock 1 Distilling Company..................30 Mimi’s Drive-In....................................57 Monica’s Pies.....................................74 Mr. Sub...............................................51 Oak Hill Bulk Foods............................77 Pastabilities........................................79 R Diner...............................................60 Rainbow Shores & Mill House............50 Rudy’s Lakeside Drive-In....................41 Sand Bar Grill.....................................61 Wood Boat Brewery............................84


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W hat to See!

Where to Visit

n ATTRACTIONS Cayuga Lake Wine Trail.....................24 Colonial Belle Boat Tours...................71 DiscoverUpstateNY.com......................5 Enchanted Forest Water Safari..........83 Friends of Mexico Point Park, Inc.......64 Niagara Parks.......................................2 NYS Canals........................................91 NYS Woodsmen Field Days...............25 Oswego Speedway.............................21 Rolling Hills Asylum............................12 Sonnenberg Gardens.........................77 Syracuse Nationals Car Show .............5 Tri R Karts / R&R Fish Fry & Ice Cream......................53 Visit Rochester...................................33 n BOWLING ALLEYS All Star Alley and Tavern..............26, 91 Lighthouse Lanes...............................42 n CASINOS Tioga Downs Casino Resort...............27 Vernon Downs Casino & Hotel...........15 n CHARTERS & TOURS Codfather Fishing Charters................21 D & A Charter & Tours........................29 n FAIRS & FESTIVALS Ol’ Factory Soaps & Scents / Lavender Festival...........................19 Central Square Apple Fest.................12 Harborfest...........................................41 Village of Sodus Centennial Celebration...................70 Herkimer County Fair.........................25 Madison County Fair..........................30 n FARMERS’ MARKETS Engelbert Farms.................................26 Pulaski Farmer’s Market.....................49 Ontario Orchards................................19 Oswego Farmer’s Market...................39

n GOLFING Evergreen Hills Golf Course...............32 Seneca Golf Club...............................32

n BED & BREAKFAST Parks Alumni House / SUNY Cortland.81 Serendipity Bed & Breakfast...............43

n MUSEUMS Camillus Erie Canal Museum.............79 CNY Living History Center..................81 Geneva History Museum....................71 Granger Homestead & Carriage Museum...........................77 Jell-o Museum, The............................26 NorthEast Classic Car Museum.........19 Oswego History Collaborative............40 Sodus Bay Historical Museum............69 Stickley Museum................................79 Suggett House Museum.....................81 USS Slater..........................................39 Ward O’Hara Museum........................74

n CABINS/COTTAGE Stiefvater’s Lakeside Cottages...........82

n MUSIC NYS Old Tyme Fiddlers......................18 n RAILROAD Adirondack Scenic Railroad...............29 n WATER RECREATION Adventure Calls Outfitters...................39 Canandaigua Lady.............................72 Old Forge Lake Tours.........................82 Owasco Paddles.................................71 Roseland Waterpark (Bristol Mountain)...........................73 Thunder Island & The Oasis...............30 n WINERIES & BREWERIES Cayuga Lake Wine Trail.....................24 Colloca Estate Winery........................68 Montezuma Winery.............................72 Six Mile Creek Winery........................72 Starkey’s Lookout...............................75 Thorpe Vineyard.................................69 Yellow Barn Winery............................84

Places to Worship

First United Methodist Church of Fulton.............................58

Where to Stay

n CAMPGROUNDS Camp Arey..........................................75 Cherry Grove Campground................68 Hejamada Campground.....................76 Holiday Harbor RV Park, Campground, Marina .....................70 J & J Campground..............................64 Junius Ponds Cabins & Campgrounds.................................71 North Bay Campground......................58 Salmon Country Marina & Campground Inc..............64 Stoney’s Pineville Campground..........53

Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park................67 n HOTELS, MOTELS, INNS Christy’s Motel....................................83 Evergreen Motel, The.........................43 Fairfield Inn by Marriot /Clay...............78 n RESORTS & RETREATS Apple Country Retreat........................79 Belhurst Castle...................................14 Maple Grove Resort...........................51 Tailwater Lodge..................................25 n RV PARKS Holiday Harbor RV Park, Campground, Marina .....................70 Brennan Beach ..................................51 Sunset RV Park & Cabins..................42 Ontario Shores RV Park.....................50

Where to Shop n ANTIQUES Antique World.....................................38 Geneva Antique Co-op.......................38 L W Emporium....................................72 n BOOKS Buffalo Street Books...........................72 n CHEESE Buttercup Cheese...............................61 Colosse Cheese / Ice Cream Shop....50 Ontario Orchards................................19 n CHOCOLATE & CANDIES Stone’s Homemade Candy Shop.......42 n COMIC BOOKS Comic Shop, The................................43 n FIREARMS Honey Hill Farm Store........................57 n FOOD Jerry Dell Farm Store.........................18 Mapleview Market...............................64

Oak Hill Bulk Foods............................77 Ontario Orchards................................19 Sharp’s Bulk Food .............................55 n LIQUOR STORES Gateway Liquor & Wine......................57 Salmon River Wine & Spirits..............52 n MALLS / DEPARTMENT STORES Eastview Mall......................................15 TJ Maxx................................................3 n POTTERY Lukacs Pottery Studio.........................70 n SPECIALTY STORES Harbor Towne Gifts & Souvenirs........44 Stewarts Shops..................................31 Green Planet Grocery.........................43 Friendship Thrift Shop........................55 Performance Uniforms & Formalwear.....................................64 Real Deals..........................................52 In House Sound..................................78 Reakes Country Goods......................80

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Big Acts Headed for Upstate If you love a concert, you won’t need to travel far this season By Deborah Jeanne Sergeant

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ere are some of the top musicians headed to venues near you. The Great New York State Fair in Syracuse (www.nysfair.ny.gov/ entertainment/music) offers several stages with free concerts. This summer during The Fair, you can see Counting Crows, Big & Rich, Smokey Robinson, Herman’s Hermits and more, all for free at Chevy Court with Fair admission. More artists will be announced at Chevy Court and The Fair’s other stages closer to The Fair, which runs Aug. 22 to Sept. 3. Turning Stone Resort and Casino in Verona (www.turningstone.com) welcomes some well-known artists this summer, including Barry Manilow (July 12), Boy George & Culture Club (July 26), Michael Bolton (Aug. 29), Molly Hatchett (August 30) and more. Appearing at Del Lago Resort in Waterloo (https://dellagoresort. com) are The Spin Doctors (June 8), Lee Greenwood (June 22), The Temptations (July 26) and more.

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Lakeview Amphitheater in Syracuse (http://lakeviewamphitheatre. com) has an ambitious lineup this summer, kicking off its top concerts with Dave Matthews Band (June 5 and 28), Kenny Chesney (June 7), Cheap Trick/Poison (June 13), Styx/ Joan Jett (June 28), Brad Paisley (June 30), Steely Dan/Doobie Brothers (July 3), Janet Jackson (July 17), K-Rockathon/Rob Zombie/Marilyn Manson (July 22), Chicago/REO Speedwagon (July 27), Yanni (July 28), Slayer (Aug. 4), Breaking Benjamin (Aug. 22), Lynyrd Skynyrd/38 Special/ Marshall Tucker Band (Aug. 24), Ozzy Osbourne/Stone Sour (Sept. 1), Kid Rock/Brantley Gilbert (Sept. 14) and others. Artpark in Buffalo (www.artpark. net) plans to host Steven Tyler and The Loving Mary Band (June 12). Also in Buffalo, at Shea’s Performing Arts Center (www.sheas.org) Yanni is slated (July 20) and Goo Goo Dolls (Oct. 19 and 20).

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Glimmerglass Festival in Cooperstown (https://glimmerglass. com) plans Roseanne Cash (June 23). At SPAC in Saratoga (www.spac. org), see Keith Urban/Kelsea Ballerini (June 27), Steely Dan/ Doobie Brothers (June 30), Rascal Flatts (July 7), Dave Matthews Band (July 13 and 14 ), Janet Jackson (July 26), Chicago/REO Speedwagon (July 31), Kid Rock/Brantley Gilbert (Sept. 15), Willie Nelson/Neil Young (Sept. 23) and other acts. At Darien Lake Amphitheater in Darien Center (www.darienlake. com/concerts), concertgoers can hear Dave Matthews Band (June 27), Lady Antebellum/Russell Dickerson (July 21), TobyMac/Hollyn/Reggie Dabbs (Aug. 1), Slayer (Aug. 3), Rob Zombie/Marilyn Manson (Aug. 12), Deep Purple/Judas Priest (Sept. 5), among other performers. Key Bank Center in Buffalo (www. keybankcenter.com/events. cshtml) offers James Taylor/Bonnie Raitt (July 1), The Eagles/Vince Gill (July 14) Sir Elton John (Sept. 15), Metallica (Oct. 27), Justin Timberlake (Oct. 28) and other artists all summer long. CMAC in Canandaigua (www. cmacevents.com) presents Keith Urban/Kelsea Ballerini (July 8) and Earth, Wind and Fire (August 29). At Bethel Woods Center in Bethel (www.bethelwoodscenter.org), see Steely Dan/Doobie Brothers (July 14), Lynyrd Skynyrd (July 21), Lady Antebellum/Darius Rucker/Russell

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Alice Cooper Dickerson (July 26), and to wrap the summer, Deep Purple/Judas Priest (Sept. 2). Seneca Niagara Casino in Niagara Falls (www.senecaniagaracasino.com/entertainment) presents The Bacon Brothers (July 27), 3 Doors Down/Collective Soul (Aug. 18), The Beach Boys/The Righteous Brothers (Aug. 5), and Deep Purple/Judas Priest (Sept. 2). Times Union Center in Albany (www.timesunioncenter-albany.com/events) hosts Slayer (Aug. 1), Justin Timberlake (Oct. 20) and

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Metallica (Oct. 29), along with other artists all summer. At Batavia Downs, (www.bataviadownsgaming.com/eventsgroups/event-calendar)you can hear Three Dog Night at Batavia Downs (Aug. 3). Chautauqua Institution, Chautauqua (http://chq.org/season/ arts-entertainment/popular-entertainment) presents The Silkroad Ensemble with Yo Yo Ma (Aug. 10) and Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons (Aug. 25) as two of its key performances for the summer.

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Watkins Glen International in Watkins Glen (http://phish.com) hosts Phish (August 17 and 18). At New Era Field in Orchard Park (www.buffalobills.com), make plans to hear Beyonce and Jay-Z perform (Aug. 18). State Theatre in Ithaca (www. stateofithaca.org) hosts Joan Baez (Sept. 11). Palace Theatre in Albany (www. palacealbany.org/events) features Celtic Thunder (Sept. 23) and Alice Cooper (Oct. 4).

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he weather’s great and it’s time to get out and enjoy some sun. Try these activities to make the most of your summer and fall. Farmers’ market/farm stand. Even small towns and rural communities have at least

a farm stand or possibly a farmers’ market. They provide the best way to savor summer’s flavors if you don’t grow your own fruits and vegetables. Visit www.nyfarmersmarket.com to search a database of local farm markets. Frequent your market or farm stand all season.

Historical site. You visited as a kid with your school. Now it’s time to take a day trip and visit with your children. New York abounds with historic sites. Take along a picnic and make a day of it. Or perhaps plan to visit a local restaurant for take-out to enjoy al fresco. Find one at www. iloveny.com/things-to-do/history.

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Ethnic festival. So what if you’re not Greek, Polish, German, Irish, Jewish or what-have-you. Attend an ethnic festival that’s different from your own background to try something new. Search at www.iloveny. com/events and click on “Fairs and Festivals” under the “Categories” tab.

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Water park. Whether you want to zip down a waterslide or peacefully float down a lazy river ride, chill out at a water park near you. It’s easy to find one at www.iloveny.com/ things-to-do/outdoor-adventures/

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waterparks. But don’t let bad weather stop you. You can splash the day away inside at any of the state’s indoor water parks, found at www.iloveny. com/things-to-do/amusements/indoor-water-parks. (See related story in this issue)

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Free concert. Usually held outdoors, free community concerts provide a great way to introduce small children to live concerts. No one cares if your little ones need to get up and wiggle. The casual atmosphere fits summer’s vibe perfectly.

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Drive-in theater. Why not see a flick under the stars? Though not as popular as they used to be, drive-ins still dot the state. Check www.driveinmovie.com/NY for a location near you, but call the theater directly for show times and details before you head out.

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Live show. Whether community theater or a big production, live stage shows offer an experience quite different from recorded entertainment. If you’re bringing along children, choose something appealing to their maturity level.

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Community carnival. Sometimes less is more. You could spend your whole day and budget at a resort-style theme park. But your local community, church or organization carnivals are fun, too. You’ll save on travel time and expenses and most of these small events are free. You may also bump into a few friends.

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Hit the beach. You don’t have to go to the ocean to find waterfront. Many of New York’s lakes provide recreational beaches. Search at www.iloveny.com/things-to-do/ outdoor-adventures/beaches, where you can narrow results by location and amenities.

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Spray park. If your children (and budget) are small, a spray park may be all you need to chill out. Enjoy a spray park in the cities of Rochester (www.cityofrochester. gov/sprayparks), Geneva (www. parks.ny.gov/parks/125/hunting. aspx), Greece (www.greeceny.gov/

departments/cscparks/splash-park), Camillus (www.camillusrecreation. com), Webster (www.ci.webster. ny.us/Facilities/Facility/Details/31), and New Hartford (www.townofnewhartfordny.gov/park-information), to name a few. Most charge nominal fees, allow picnics and provide bathhouses, restrooms and grills.


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Upstate has great options for those who like a splash By Sandra Scott

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ake this season thrilling for you, your family and friends with a visit to one of New York’s amusement parks. Check the park’s website or call ahead for reduced admission days, group discounts and package deals. Darien Lake

The park is located between Rochester and Buffalo with easy access from the New York State Thruway. It has one of the biggest selections of roller coasters and rides in the area, including the Mind Eraser. New this year is the Tantrum, a 98-foot vertical lift to the top that then plummets into a 90-degree drop. Sure to challenge your scream factor. But there are mellow rides, Splashtown Water Park, evening shows and some of the rides are handicapped-accessible. There are

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Enchanted Forest Water Safari Located in the Adirondack State Park, Enchanted Forest is New York’s largest water theme park with more than 50 rides and attractions including 32 wet and wild water rides. The combination amusement and water park means there is always something to do for all ages from toddlers to seniors. Check out the 1,100-foot family

Enchanted Forest Water Safari tube ride and squeal as you reach speeds of 30 miles per hour on Killermanjaro, one of their tallest, fastest slides. There is a family circus show and a barnyard. Great for children’s birthday parties. It has been a family favorite for 60 years. • www.watersafari.com

Seabreeze Amusement Park The historic amusement park is located in the Rochester suburb Irondequoit. Ride the oldest continuously operating roller coaster in America, the Jack Rabbit, built in 1920. It features a 75-foot drop and over 2000 feet of track. There are two other roller coasters; their waterpark is especially popular on hot summer days. Hold your breath as you speed down the inner tube slides and the Helix waterslide that shoot riders into a giant bowl and rocks them side to side until they fly into a pool. • https://seabreeze.com

Thunder Island

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The park calls itself “the biggest small park.” It all started in 1979 with a go-cart track and has grown over the years to include eight water slides with five pools, three styles of gokarts, a jungle golf course, and their newest attraction – the Soaring Eagle


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zip line. There is no admission charge and no parking fees. Choose your favorite activity: gold, The go karts, Bestzipof lining or water sliding. The jungle golf is included with your water park pass. Planning an event? then consider their Oasis indoor and outdoor event area. • www.thunder-island.com/

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Roseland Waterpark Canandaigua’s Roseland Waterpark has five water rides, plus a 27,000 sq.-foot wave pool, plus water balloon fighting in Water War Zone ($2), beach volleyball, and, for rent ($5 per half hour), paddleboats and canoes. Roseland Waterpark, 250 Eastern Blvd., Canandaigua. 585-396-2000. • www.roselandwaterpark.com

The Catskill’s Zoom Flume Water Park Located in East Durham, this park offers more than a dozen water-based attractions, a mix of action-packed rides and floating/splashing areas. The zip line also makes this park stand out. It’s a good place to go if you have younger children and teens so everyone goes home happy. Zoom Flume Water Park, 20 Shady Glen Rd., East Durham. 518-239-4559. • www.zoomflume.com

Six Flags Great Escape In the Adirondacks, Queensbury’s Six Flags Great Escape and Splashwater Kingdom give thrill seekers a “two-fer” deal, with two theme parks in one. In addition to a full water park offering 12 rides, there’s also plenty of traditional rides, coasters and entertainment. If you stay at Six Flags Great Escape Lodge & Indoor Water Park, tickets to The Great Escape Theme Park are included for in-season stays. Numerous other places of lodging are nearby as well. Great Escape and Splashwater Kingdom, 1172 State Rte 9, Queensbury. 518-792-3500. • www.sixflags.com/greatescape

Water Slide World In Lake George, Water Slide World offers 12 water attractions, including a wave pool and two play areas for small children, plus sand and water volleyball. If your focus is water rides, Water Slide World is the place to go. Outside food is permitted. Water Slide World, 2136 Rte. 9, Lake George. 518-668-4407. • www.waterslideworld.net Writer Deborah J. Sergeant contributed to this story.

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he warm-weather months beg to be capitalized on. However, seasonal outings and activities can quickly add up. If you are looking for some wallet-friendly activities to amuse yourself this time of the year, here are some fresh ideas.

Photo contest: If you are getting together with a group of people, have a photo contest. Pick a subject category (a tree, animal, children or flowers) and let everyone in the group take pictures of that subject throughout the day. At the end of the day, choose a winner. You can also purchase or make some inexpensive gifts for the winner. Forts on the lake: It’s no secret that kids love forts. If you are going to be waterside for a while, work with your kids to build a fort that will last for the day. The kids will have somewhere to escape the sun and play together. Don’t limit fort fun to playsets and trees, capitalize on the magic of forts wherever you go. Fly a kite: Kite flying can be an incredibly relaxing activity. There are all sorts of kites and kite-flying devices. You can get trick kites, box kites or gliders. You can put your kite string on a reel and save your fingers. You can fly alone or with friends. Just find an open area and a little breeze and lose yourself in the moment.

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Best in the sandy show: Whether you are young or old, building sand castles can be a lot of fun. Get a group of people together and assign one person as the judge. Give all the teams the same sand tools and let them face off in a friendly competition. Purchase small prizes ahead of time or spray paint a shovel and bucket gold and award the winner of the competition. Snorkeling: You don’t have to be in tropical waters to snorkel. You can purchase a relatively inexpensive mask and snorkel at most department stores. If you want to kick it up a notch, you can also purchase fins. Then, you can go snorkeling in fresh water and admire fish and underwater structures. Wear a life preserver and you can veg out while taking in the scenery.

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Sunset chasers: If you are into prolonged events, you can be a sunset chaser. Designate a certain number of places to see sunsets during the summer and fall. Then, put those destinations on the calendar. Making a sunset bucket list and completing that list is a great way to make road trips even more exciting.

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Rent a boat: Boats can expensive to buy and maintain, but there are plenty of places in Upstate New York where you can rent motorized and non-motorized boats. State parks are great places to start, but there are also private places to rent from as well.

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Pedal, Paddle The Erie Canal This Season Many events, some free, take place along Erie Canal By Mary Beth Roach

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f you like local history, cycling, kayaking or paddleboarding, you can combine all these interests and paddle or pedal your way along the Erie Canal. Several events between May and September revolve around the famed canal and the communities along this waterway, including “Tuesdays on the Towpath,” the “Boat Float” and “Bash and Tour the Towpath.”

Tuesdays On The Towpath

These rides will run on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month, from May 22 through Sept. 11, according to Derrick Pratt, program director at the Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum. Each ride is eight to 10 miles long, and the host town will usually have several interpretive stops along the way, to tell people about the history of their area or a new

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project going on, he said. The free rides are co-hosted by the Chittenango Museum and the Old Erie Canal Community Working Group, with a different partner organization for each ride. For a schedule of the rides, visit www.tourthetowpath.com/tuesdays.

The Boat Float

The Boat Float, on June 16, is a paddle that starts in Dewitt and ends at the Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum, but those wishing for a shorter ride can choose another launch site. The popularity of this free event, only in its second year, has been a pleasant surprise for organizers. “Last year we had 101 boats put into the water, which was shocking because we expected about 30,” Pratt said. “We already have 300 boats reg-

Last year’s “Boat Float” photographed by a drone. More than 300 boats are already registered to participate this year. Courtesy of Derrick Pratt, Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum. istered. I think a lot of people don’t realize you can paddle in the canal. And once they’ve found out about it, it’s taken off.” At the end of the float is the Bash at the Museum, with music, food, and special exhibits. The float is sponsored by the Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum and the Old Erie Canal Community Working Group, and the bash is sponsored by the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor. For maps and directions for the launch sites and registration forms, visit www.tourthetowpath.com/ boat-float.

Tour The Towpath

This 36-mile bike ride along the towpath will take riders from DeWitt to Rome over two days, with an overnight in Canastota. Last year, the event attracted about 100 riders, among them Sue


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Fishing Charter Macko, of Camillus, and John and Lynda Parsons, of Skanteateles. They are planning to ride again, and bring some more friends to join them. “The Erie Canal’s just intriguing, and we love riding bikes, so it just seemed like a cool idea,” John Parsons said. The history of the canal resonated with Macko, an area schoolteacher, and Parsons. “I’ve spent 20-plus years teaching about the Erie Canal. It was fun to be on it,” Macko said. “It was really cool to think about the history of the canal as we’re riding along the canal,” Parsons noted This year’s ride, on Sept. 15-16, will go through the Chittenango, Canastota, Wampsville, Oneida areas, before wrapping up in Rome at Bellamy Harbor Park. On the first day, riders will pedal the 18-mile stretch from DeWitt to Canastota, where there will be a camp-out, and then finish the last 18 miles, ending at Bellamy Harbor Park, for a celebration. Part of the appeal of the ride is its leisurely pace and that there’s so much green space, said Ken Hammond, owner of InStride Sports, which is working with the Madison County Planning Department on the 2018 ride. The organizers also encourage riders to leave the towpath and visit the small towns and shops and attractions along the way. There is a fee to participate in the tour. More details can be found at www.tourthetour.com.

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Carousel Charm: 8 Places to Visit By Deborah Jeanne Sergeant

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arousels hold a special, nostalgic charm. Maybe it’s the pipe organ music, so different from today’s ubiquitous pop music. Or perhaps the craftsmanship of their intricately carved animals. Carousel’s simple up-and-downwhile-going-around motion contrasts modern amusement attractions as well. Here are a few places to get your carousel fix in Upstate New York.

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Olcott is home to Olcott Beach Carousel Park. The vintage 1920s, two-row carousel has been completely restored and operates in a newly renovated building. A few kiddie rides also operated in the park. Olcott Beach Carousel Park, 5979 Main St., Olcott. 716-778-7066. • www.olcottbeachcarouselpark.org

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Herschell Carousel Factory Museum The North Tonawanda museum provides two operating carousels

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but many more for carousel enthusiasts to view. Herschell Carousel Factory Museum, 180 Thompson St., North Tonawanda. 716-693-1885. • www.carrouselmuseum.org/index.html

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The food court at Eastview Mall in Victor. It includes a very detailed, double-decker carousel. On a rainy day, when visiting a park-based carousel won’t work, tune in to your inner 80s child: hang out at the mall and then take the children for a carousel ride. Eastview Mall, 7979 Pittsford-Victor Road (Route 96). Victor. 585-223-4420 • www.eastviewmall.com.

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Carellos Landmark Carousel in Sylvan Beach. It dates back to 1896. If you’re in the area, take a few minutes to admire its artistry and take a ride. The arcade also features games like pinball. Carellos Landmark Carousel, 118 Park Avenue, Sylvan Beach. 315-762-4361. info@carellosarcade.com


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Destiny USA. With all the activities and shopping opportunities at Destiny USA, don’t forget that it used to be Carousel Center — and it still houses the 100-plus-year-old carousel. Midst fast food joints and typical mall chains stands a majestic Philadelphia Toboggan Company carousel, running all day. Destiny USA, 9090 Destiny USA Drive, Syracuse. 315-466-6000. • www.destinyusa.com

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Adirondack Carousel. In Saranac Lake stop at Adirondack Carousel to ride its unique carousel. While most have horses and sleighs, riders may select from any of 24 eclectic and beautifully detailed

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“Carousel Capital of the World.” The Binghamton area boasts six publically accessible carousels (though one is temporarily closed for repair). Recreation Park Carousel, C. Fred Johnson Park Carousel, George W. Johnson Park Carousel, West Endicott Park Carousel, and Highland Park Carousel all provide free rides on their carousels. Because they’re so close, the Susquehanna Heritage Area

and Broome County promotes a “Ride the Carousel” program to encourage visitors to ride all of them. • www.visitbinghamton.org/things-to-do/ carousels

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New York State Museum Cultural Education Center. The carousel came from Herschell Carousel Factory in North Tonawanda in the early 1900s and includes 40 animals: traditional horses as well as deer and donkeys, plus seats, for a total of 50 riders possible. The most ornate animals, accented with sparkly jewels, adorn the outside row to make the carousel seem even more magical. New York State Museum Cultural Education Center 222 Madison Avenue, Albany. • www.nysm.nysed.gov/exhibitions/ongoing/carousel-0

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Arts & Crafts Festivals Abound in Upstate From Syracuse’s Arts & Crafts Festival to Ithaca Artist Market, region has plenty of arts and craft festivals to offer By Deborah Jeanne Sergeant

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ttending arts and crafts festivals feels like going on a treasure hunt. What’s at the next table? What discovery will become your new collectible? Where can you find a great gift for your sister? Who will be your next favorite artisan? Arts and crafts festivals foster a great sense of community as neighbors get together to peruse the local talent together. Most festivals include live entertainment, food and music to enhance the atmosphere and keep shoppers browsing. Try any of these top festivals this season. • Celebrating its 50th year, Rochester’s Corn Hill Arts Festival features 365 of the region’s top artisans. 133 S. Fitzhugh Street. 585-262-3142.

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www.CornHillArtsFestival.com. chna@ cornhill.org • At the Syracuse Arts & Crafts Festival, 160 artists present their creations over a three-day event. 115 West Fayette Street, Syracuse. www.downtownsyracuse.com/syracuse-arts-and-crafts-festival • Fairport Canal Days boasts 400 arts and crafts vendors and a juried art show. 6 N. Main Street, Fairport. info@fairportcanaldays.com. www.fairportcanaldays.com • Ithaca Artist Market at Ithaca Farmers Market includes more than 80 artisans in a variety of media and a juried show. Ithaca Farmers Market,


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• 46th Annual Forge Festival of Arts & Crafts in Old Forge has grown to become a prestigious, juried fine art show featuring 40 vendors. 3273 State Route 28, Old Forge. Event at Adirondack Bank’s parking lot at 108 Codling Street, Old Forge. www.viewarts.org • Buffalo’s Allentown Art Festival includes 400 juried exhibitors for the two-day event, which features all sorts of media. This year marks Allentown’s 61st year. Held in the Allentown Historic Preservation District of Buffalo. www.allentownartfestival.com

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Rafting in the Adirondacks By Deborah Jeanne Sergeant

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afting: a sunny day, the spray of water in your face and free-flowing movement on the river. The Adirondacks region offers several venues to enjoy the high adrenaline rush of river rafting. Here are a few examples: • Whether you’re alone or are bringing along the entire family, Adirondac Rafting Co. in Indian Lake can set you up for your water adventure with guides and equipment. Adirondac Rafting Co., 100 W. Main St., Indian Lake. 518-523-1635. www.lakeplacidrafting.com • In addition to rafting, ADK Aquatics can also outfit you for waterskiing, jet skiing, boat tours and more in Lake Placid. ADK Aquatics, 35 Victor Herbert Rd., Paradox Bay Marina, Lake Placid. www.adkaquatics.com • Adirondack River Outfitters also provide a wide variety of water-based activities. Choose between their

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Thousand Islands or Adirondacks location. The latter offers their Aerial Adventure Ropes Course, canoe rentals, and paintball area in the woods. They also like making their guests barbecued chicken. Adirondack River Outfitters, 3115 State Route 28, North River. www.aroadventures.com • North Creek Rafting Company in North Creek plans day trips and overnight trips for rafting, tubing, boat tours and other water sports. Tour organizers provide you with everything you’ll need. North Creek Rafting Company, 9 Ordway Lane, North Creek. www.northcreekrafting.com • Perfect for families with older and younger children, Adirondack Tubing Adventures in Lake Luzerne arranges tours for lazy river tubing and more adventuresome rafting. The Treetop Adventures include climbing, zip lines, and the optional freefall

jump. You can combine any or all the activities. Adirondack Tubing Adventures, 877 Lake Ave., Lake Luzerne. 518-696-6133. https://adktubing.com Before planning a rafting adventure, ensure your family is up for the challenges involved. Some tour groups accommodate younger children, for example, while others don’t. Follow all the safety instructions. You may have experience in rafting, but the guides possess more experience, plus familiarity with the equipment and venue. Even strong swimmers should wear a lifejacket, as currents can pull people under the water easily. Helmets can help protect your head in case of a spill into the water. To find a place to go rafting, visit www.iloveny.com/things-to-do/outdoor-adventures/whitewater.


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Top-quality golfing at public courses By Deborah Jeanne Sergeant

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ou don’t have to leave the Empire State to enjoy top-quality golfing at public courses. New York is home to numerous places that don’t require membership. • Popular golf courses in Upstate include Liverpool Golf & Country Club (315-457-7170). The 18-hole course boasts a 168-yard island green and a child-friendly, six-hole short course. • For a family atmosphere, check out Big Oak Public Golf Course (315789-9419), an 18-hole, 6,130 yards course in Geneva with a par 70. Ask about the senior discount available on weekdays. • Lyons’ Wayne Hills Country Club

(315-946-6944) offers 18 holes of golf that have been rated four stars by Golf Digest’s “Best Places to Play.” The course has hosted many state-level amateur tournaments, including the NYS Women’s Senior Amateur tournament. With six doglegs and water obstacles, it’s a challenging course. • Cranebrook Golf Club (315-2527887) in Auburn has operated since the 1950s. With a par of 35 and 2,796, its nine holes boasts mature trees, a creek and water hazards on five of its holes. • In Syracuse, Tecumseh Golf Course (315-445-0963) provides nine holes of golf and 18-holes of footgolf.

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If you’re ready for a golfing getaway, consider the state’s Golf Trail (www.nygolftrail.com) for your next golf getaway. You can make a custom package based on whichever of the 25 courses you’d like to visit and for as long as you’d like, including golf courses in and around the Finger Lakes, Central New York, Cooperstown, Lake Placid, Saratoga, Hudson Valley and Niagara. In addition to golf and lodging, some of packages include carts and food. If this is a family vacation, opt for a package that includes extra activities or nearby attractions so everyone has something to enjoy.

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different types of vacation, you could find a happy medium at Stony Creek. • In addition to horseback riding, Ridin-Hy Ranch Resort in Warrensburg (518-494-2742) offers rodeos, fishing, swimming, hiking and boating. For an additional fee, guests can try waterskiing and paintball — activities not commonly offered at ranch resorts. The ranch offers an indoor heated pool with a hot tub and an indoor recreation building. • Roaring Brook Ranch & Tennis Resort in Lake George (518-668-5767)


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June Sundays Pompey. Music Jam. Enjoy a musician-friendly environment where all styles of music are appreciated. Come to listen or to play. 1 p.m. Potluck dinner at 5 p.m. Free will donation. Kellish Hill Farm, 3192 Pompey Center Road. www.kmkrahfarm@windstream.net. 315-682-1578.

Mondays Syracuse. Open Mic. Sing or play a song, tell a joke, perform some spoken word, or simply come to listen. The Road also has a full menu at the cafe. Sign up start––s at 6 p.m. Performance at 8 p.m. Free. The Road, 4845 W. Seneca Tnpk. 315-218-6066.

Thursday – Saturday Clayton. Weekend Wine Cruise (starting June 15). Two-hour boat cruise through 1000 Islands. Includes a bottle of wine, cheese and crackers and dedicated Coyote Moon Staff person. RSVP required; 21 over only. $39.95. Departing from 524 Riverside Drive. www.coyotemoon.wine/ cruise.

Weekends Oswego. Red Neck Flea Market. Buy and sell. Vendor space available. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free. 5740 NYS Rte. 104. 315-591-2190.

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June 1 Geddes. New York State Chinese Lantern Festival. Visitors can stroll along a path fringed by Chinese lanterns. Live performances, food and drink. Artisans demonstrations and crafts available for purchase. The Festival includes two 30-minute entertainment shows focusing on Chinese culture. 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. $16; $15.50 advance; $14.50 senior citizens; $14 advance senior citizens; $13 children 5-16; $12.50 advance children; Free children younger than 5. New York State Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Boulevard. www.lanternfestivalnys.com. 315-470-0000. Syracuse. Go Dog Go! The beloved children’s book by P.D. Eastman comes to life in a zany musical romp full of surprises, color, clowning, vaudeville, singing/barking, and (of course) lovable dogs. $15; $10 kids. W. Carroll Coyne Center for the Performing Arts at Le Moyne College, 200 Springfield Road. www.giffordfamilytheater.org. 315-445-4200. Syracuse. La Cage Aux Folles. Book by Harvey Fierstein, music and lyrics by Jerry Herman, based on the play by Jean Poiret. Starring Redhouse favorite Steve Hayes. 8 p.m. $32. Redhouse Arts Center, 201 S. West Street. www.theredhouse. org. 315-362-2785. Clifton Springs. Sulfur Springs Festival. Event includes talent show, kids’ tent, pie eating contest, craft vendors, live musical acts, children’s games, food vendors, street performers and Beer & Wine Stroll (Friday, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.). Saturday includes Duck Derby (4:30 p.m.) and parade

starting at 6 p.m. Performers include Midlakes High School and Intermediate Bands, Midlakes Drum Line, Cellar Savers, Rochester Scottish Pipe Band, Towpath, Lyons High School, and Downbeat Percussion. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free. Downtown Clifton Springs. anne.mancilla@ outlook.com. 585-441-4904. Erin. Town of Erin Wood Festival. See a chainsaw artist, vendors with handmade crafts, live band, children’s games and vended food. Erin Fire Station, 1462 Breesport Road. www.facebook. com/ErinnyWoodfest. 607-739-8814. Syracuse. Taste of Syracuse. More than 225,000 visitors attending the 2017 festival, making Taste of Syracuse Central New York’s largest food and music festival. The 2018 Taste of Syracuse will feature a “Warrior Weekend” theme. The festival will pay honor to the various warriors from the community and collect donations for two charitable organizations, Vera House and Clear Path for Veterans. Live music, exhibitors, and, from restaurants all over Syracuse, food samples and full-sized portions for sale. 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Free. Clinton Square. carrie@galaxyeventscompany.com. www.tasteofsyracuse. com. 315-471-9597. Chittenango. Oz-Stravaganza. The longest running and largest Wizard of Oz themed festival in the world in its 41st year, hosted in the birthplace of its creator, Lyman Frank Baum. Special guests, live music, costume contests, festival food, rides, games, authors and artists, vendors, fireworks, and a museum dedicated to “All Things Oz.” 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Free. All


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Lake George. The Ultimate Elvis Festival. See June 1. Albany. Albany VegFest 2018. Family event features varied speakers, food, merchandise, animal and educational vendors, kids’ area, musical entertainment, tiny house, VIP lounge, and free tote bags for the first through the door. The event promotes the global health benefits of green sustainable living, environmental awareness, and compassion for animals and all beings. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free. (9 a.m. with VIP ticket.) Polish Community Center 225 Washington Ave Ext. Donations appreciated. support@albanyvegan.org. www.albanyvegan.org. https:// www.facebook.com/events/874791029375241. Fairport. Fairport Canal Days. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. See June 1.

June 3 Geddes. New York State Chinese Lantern Festival. See June 1. Syracuse. La Cage Aux Folles. See June 1. Erin. Town of Erin Wood Festival. See June 1.

Chittenango. Oz-Stravaganza. See June 1.

Geneva. Cavani Collage. The Festival’s “Music, Poetry, and Perspectives: A Celebration of African American Culture” begins with the Cavani String Quartet and poet Mwatabu Okantah in a program of spoken poetry and music. 2 p.m. Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Gearan Center for the Performing Arts, 327 Pulteney Street.

Buffalo. Buffalo Greek Fest. See June 1.

Chittenango. Oz-Stravaganza. See June 1.

Skaneateles. A Transfigured Night. Members of the Cavani Quartet, Jinjoo Cho, and GMF musicians explore the music of Fauré and Schoenberg from the turn of the 20th century. 7:30 p.m. First Presbyterian Church, 97 East Genesee Street.


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June 15 Newark. Wine and Artisan Festival. 6th Annual festival, featuring live music, arts and crafts vendors, and wines, spirits and ciders available for tasting and for purchase. 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. $15 advanced; $20 at the gate. T. Spencer Knight Canal Park, 199 Van Buren Street. www. lakeontariowinetrail.com. terri@longacrefarms. com. 315-589-8733.

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June 17 Alexandria Bay. In-Water Boat Show. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. See June 15. Cazenovia. Eurocar European Motorcar & Motorbike Show. Presented by MG Car Club of CNY/ European Motor Club of CNY, the annual show is the largest such event in Central New York. Live music and food vendors. A portion of the proceeds will go to a non profit of Central New York. Entrants include a diverse range of vehicles dating from pre-war through current day luxury sport models. Participant judging 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Show open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Pre-registration $10; $15 day of show., 81 Dix Drive, Rte 13 & 20. www.cny.mgcarclub.com. 315-592-1641. Geddes. New York State Chinese Lantern Festival. See June 1. Auburn. Auburn Doubledays vs. Batavia Muckdogs. 2 p.m. See June 15. Auburn. Prison City Rambler’s Car Show. 27th annual car show. Food, flea market, car corral, 50/50, kids’ coloring contest, DJ and more than 600 cars and motorcycles. Canned food items for local food pantries requested. $10 exhibitors’ pre-registration; $15 day of show. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free to spectators. $2 parking. Emerson Park, 6914 East Lake Road, Route 38A. https://www.facebook.com/Prison-City-Ram-

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West Henrietta. Macedonian Ethnic Festival. Where a bit of the Old Country meets the New World with traditional Macedonian food, drink and culture. Live entertainment includes Toronto’s Grupa Rumba and the dance group Ensemble Makedonka. Noon to 1 a.m. Free. St. Dimitria Macedonian Orthodox Church Grounds, 235 Telephone Road. rocmkfest@gmail.com. www. macedonianfest.com. 585-334-6675. Waterloo. Lee Greenwood. Lee Greenwood is an Icon in country music, with more than 30 albums to his credit and seven No.1 songs. He also won CMA Song of the Year in 1985 for writing “God Bless the USA.” 21 and older only. 8 p.m. $25 to $55. Del Lago Resort and Casino, 1133 State Route 414. https://dellagoresort.com/events. 315-946-1777. Syracuse. Jamesville Balloon Festival. Features

balloons, non-stop musical entertainment, arts, crafts, food, beverages and balloon rides. Morning rides are $200 per person; evening rides are $225 per person. Reservations close June 21st at 9 p.m. To reserve a ride, email syrballoonfest@ gmail.com. Balloons will fly weather permitting. Bring spectator seating. 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. Free to watch. $10 per vehicle parking. Jamesville Beach, 4110 Westshore Manor Road. www.syracuseballoonfest.com. Geddes. New York State Chinese Lantern Festival. See June 1. Auburn. Mamma Mia! See June 6. Naples. Little Shop of Horrors. 8 p.m. See June 14. Verona. Lisa Lampanelli. 8 p.m. $52 to $84. Turning Stone Resort Casino Showroom, 5218 Patrick Road. www.turningstone.com. 800771-7711. Alexandria Bay. Annual Thousand Islands River Run. Ride follows the St. Lawrence River. Pre-registration required. Participants receive official event T-shirt, sticker, pin and bandana. Proceeds benefit Children’s Miracle Network. 8:30 a.m. $20 to participate. 7 Market Street. 315-771-1435. Preble. Saturday Night Fever. See June 20. Rochester. The Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival. Hear 223 shows (94 of which are free) at 12 venues. Various times. Free to $130 per venue. Multi-day passes available that save money over individual admission to the various festival venues. 585-454-2060. www. rochesterjazz.com.

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June 23 Liverpool. HEAL of Onondaga County’s kick ball tournament. Lunch and team T-shirts provided. Registration and raffles begin at 9 a.m.; games begin at 10 a.m. Each team will have 10 players (3 girl minimum). 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. $25. Syracuse Sports Association, 7192 Oswego Road. healonondaga@gmail.com. Statewide. Free Fishing Days. During Free Fishing Days/Weekends, anyone can fish the fresh waters of New York state and no fishing license is required. That includes more than 7,500 lakes and ponds and 70,000 miles of rivers and streams. All other freshwater fishing regulations at www.dec. ny.gov/outdoor/7917.html still apply. fwfish@dec.ny.gov. 518-402-8924. Waterloo. Comedy Night at the Vine. Mike Finoia, comedian, performs live, along with Andy Fiori. 21 and older only. 8 p.m. $15. Del Lago Resort and Casino, 1133 State Route 414. https://dellagoresort.com/events. 315-946-1777. Syracuse. Jamesville Balloon Festival. 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. See June 22. Pulaski. Kallet Theater presents Mullett: Let the ‘80s Live on Forever. Hear classic Van Halen, Def Leppard, Bon Jovi, Journey and Poison from Mullett, an 80s “Big Hair” band. Dress in ‘80s attire and receive a $2 concession credit. 8 p.m. $25 to $50. Kallet Theater, 4842 North Jefferson Street. 315-298-0007. Romulus. 14th Annual Cherry Festival. Sweet and sour cherry picking, food, wine, sweet treats; live music and arts and crafts vendors. 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free. Varick Winery, 5102 State Route 89. www.varickwinery. com. 315-549-8797. Saratoga. Saratoga Jazz Festival. This year’s Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival features an extraordinary roster of artists, ranging from jazz lumi-

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Geddes. New York State Chinese Lantern Festival. See June 1. Auburn. Mamma Mia! See June 6. Auburn. Concert: The Kennedys. The duo performs music influenced by Buddy Holly, the Everly Brothers, and the Byrds. 8 p.m. $20 advance; $23 door. Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange Street. 315-253-6669.

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June 27 Oswego. Theater du Jour presents “Love, Loss & What I Wore” by Nora Ephron. Dinner theater, featuring a play of monologues and ensemble pieces about women, clothes and memory, covering all the important subjects. Based on the bestselling book by Ilene Beckerman. 6 p.m. $60. GS Steamer’s, 70 E. 1st St. www. dujourcny.com. Central Square. Comedian Fred Rubino Live! Fred Rubino, native New York comedian, appears live. 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. $21. David’s Hideaway, 68 US Rt. 11. Waterloo. Juke Box Jamboree. A Tribute to Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry. The show features the number one hits from each classic country artist, including Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, George Jones, Buck Owens, Roger Miller, Ray Stevens, Glen Campbell and Willie Nelson. 21 and older only. 2 p.m. $15. Del Lago Resort and Casino, 1133 State Route 414. https://dellagoresort. com/events. 315-946-1777. Syracuse. Theater Du Jour Presents “Love, Loss and What I Wore” by Nora Ephron and directed by Moe Harrington. Interactive dinner theater experience starring a local cast. 5 p.m. $60. Barnes Hiscock Mansion, 930 James Street. 518-235-6930. Auburn. Mamma Mia! See June 6.

ranging from the ‘70s to present. Food available for purchase. Free. 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. People’s Park, 15 Water Street. info@senecamuseum. com. www.senecamuseum.com. 315-568-1510.

Rochester. The Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival. See June 22.

Naples. Chapatti. Bristol Valley Theater presents the story of two lonely animal lovers who kindle an unexpected romance. Starring Mark Poppleton and Karen Bowersock. Call theater for prices. 8 p.m. Bristol Valley Theater, 151 South Main Street. 585-374-6318.

Waterloo. Comedy Night at the Vine. Steve Byrne with Eric Brown. Byrne’s standup has been seen on TBS’s Conan, ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live, CBS’s The Late Late Show, and BET’s Comic View. He has appeared on NBC’s The Tonight Show a total of 10 times. 21 and older only. 8 p.m. $15. Del Lago Resort and Casino, 1133 State Route 414. https://dellagoresort.com/events. 315-946-1777.

Geneva. Thursday with the Swans: a family tour of Rose Hill Mansion. This tour is geared to families with young children. Families will see the house and farm through the eyes of the Swan children, who lived there from the 1850s to the 1870s. Reservations required. 11 a.m. $10 adults; $8 seniors; $6 children 10-18; free children younger than 10; $25 family rate for two adults and one or more children (10-18 years old). Rose Hill Mansion, 3373 Route 96A, one mile south of Routes 5 & 20. www.genevahistoricalsociety.com. 315-789-3848. Auburn. My Son the Waiter: a Jewish Tragedy. Presented by Auburn Public Theater, this comic and inspiring story is about the grit and passion it takes to “make it” as an artist and the sweet rewards that come from never giving up. 3 p.m. $29 advance. 8 Exchange Street. 315-253-6669. Preble. Saturday Night Fever. See June 20. Rochester. The Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival. See June 22.

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Preble. Saturday Night Fever. See June 20.

Syracuse. New York Blues Festival. See June 28.

Rochester. The Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival. See June 22.

Geddes. New York State Chinese Lantern Festival. See June 1.

June 28 Syracuse. New York Blues Festival. Numerous blues artists and food vendors. Free. Clinton Square, 2 South Clinton Street. www.nysbluesfest.com. Seneca Falls. Music in the Park. Event features The Lightkeepers’ blend of soul, funk, rock, and jazzy blues and Sam Swanson’s vocal music

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Naples. Chapatti. 8 p.m. See June 28. Auburn. Auburn Doubledays vs. Batavia Muckdogs. 6:30 p.m. Tickets vary. 130 North Division Street. info@auburndoubledays.com. 315-255-2489. Auburn. My Son the Waiter: a Jewish Tragedy. 2 p.m. See June 28. Preble. Saturday Night Fever. See June 20.

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Clayton. 1000 Islands Concours d’Elegance. Car show featuring MG as Marque of the Year. 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Antique Boat Museum, 750 Mary Street. www.abm.org/index.php/1000-islands-concours-delegance. 315-686-4104. Syracuse. New York Blues Festival. See June 28. Pulaski. Keeping It Local Fundraiser. Local vendors, crafts, bounce house, face painting, sand art, food, live music and games. Bring a non-perishable food item to support Pulaski Community Cupboard. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free. South Park, Jefferson Street. helpinghandsic@ gmail.com. 315-529-4893. Geddes. New York State Chinese Lantern Festival. See June 1. Naples. Chapatti. 8 p.m. See June 28. Canandaigua. Roger Daltrey. English singer Roger Daltrey, former lead singer for The Who, has been giving solo rock performances since the mid-’70s. CMAC (Performing Art Center), 3355 Marvin Sands Drive. 6:30 p.m. $56; $80.50; $100.50; $136. 585-394-4400. Auburn. Auburn Doubledays vs. Batavia Muckdogs. 6:30 p.m. See June 29. Auburn. My Son the Waiter: a Jewish Tragedy. 8 p.m. See June 28. Fairhaven. Lake Ontario Counties’ Summer Fishing Derby. Adult & youth derby categories include salmon, brown, lake, rainbow or steelhead trout and walleye, prizes. Continues daily through July 29. 14460 West Side Drive. www. loc.org. 888-733-5246.


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Syracuse. Open Mic. See June “MONDAYS.”

July All Month Fairhaven. Lake Ontario Counties’ Summer Fishing Derby. See June 30.

Sundays Pompey. Music Jam. See June “SUNDAYS.”

Old Forge. Summer Concert Series. Live music. 7 p.m. Old Forge Lakefront. www.oldforgeny. com/events.

Fridays Cortland. Main Street Music Series. City lot adjacent to 64 Main Street. 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Donations accepted. 607-591-7903.

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Oswego. Oswego’s Annual Independence Celebration. Large parade, featuring various floats, marching bands and vehicles depicting Oswego’s history. 1 p.m. Fireworks over the lake begin at dusk. www.oswegony.org.

Auburn. Fireworks at Emerson Park. Live orchestra followed by fireworks at dusk. Rain date July 8. 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Free. $5 parking. 6914 East Lake Road, Route 38A. 315-253-5611.

Norwood. The Atkinson Family Bluegrass Band. The Harrisville-based band has been at the forefront of local and regional bluegrass. 7 p.m. Free. Donations accepted. Liotta Band Shell on the Norwood Village Green, 7 Bernard Avenue. www.nvgcs.org. 315-261-2866.

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approximately 50 new American citizens from all over the world, listen to a reading of the Declaration of Independence, and take part in the Grand Parade. Family activities include an egg-toss, sack races, and pea shooter contest. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. $22 adults; $19 senior citizens/ college students; $14 youth (4-17); free kids 3 & younger. Genesee Country Village & Museum, 1410 Flint Hill Road. www.gcv.org/events/ independence-day. programregistrar@gcv.org. 585-538-6822. Alexandria Bay. Independence Day Fireworks. Enjoy a show over Boldt Castle. Dusk/9:45 p.m. Free. Lake Placid. Fourth of July Celebration. Parade at 5 p.m. See Olympic athletes for a meet-andgreet session. Songs at Mirror Lake concert series 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Mid’s Park bandshell. Fireworks over Mirror Lake choreographed to music broadcast on local radio station 93.3 FM WSLP at 9:30 p.m. Free. www.lakeplacid.com/ events/4th-july-celebration. Preble. Saturday Night Fever. See June 20. Old Forge. 46th Annual Forge Festival of Arts & Crafts. Craft vendors include local jeweler, Mary Blanchard, and popular potter Greg Rudd, in addition to many others. Food, barbecue, and more. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. $3. Free parking nearby. Adirondack Bank, 108 Codling Street. www. viewarts.org.

July 5 Naples. Chapatti. 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. See June 28. Auburn. Auburn Doubledays vs. State College Spikes. 6:30 p.m. See July 4. Fair Haven. Independence Day Events. See July 4. Auburn. Anne of Green Gables. A new musical about Anne Shirley, an imaginative orphan girl who’s constantly getting herself into unintended (and sometime hilarious) trouble. Based upon the world-renowned novel by Lucy M. Montgomery, the musical includes contemporary choreography, ensemble story-telling and a score that blends folk-rock, pop, gospel, and musical theater. Rated G. $28 to $58. Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, 6877 East Lake Road. www.fingerlakesmtf.com. 800-457-8897. Auburn. The Calamari Sisters in Beat Until Stiff. After achieving Brooklyn stardom, larger-thanlife celebrity sisters Delphine and Carmela Calamari are at it again in their latest installment of culinary mayhem: their very own wacky, plussized Pampered Chef party. 2 p.m. $35 advance; $38 door; $10 student. Main Stage 8 Exchange Street. Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange Street. 315-253-6669. Preble. Saturday Night Fever. See June 20.

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Waterloo. The Temptations. With hits like “My Girl,” the legendary group made its mark in Motown history. Today, comprised of Otis Williams, Ron Tyson, Terry Weeks, Joe Herndon and Bruce Williamson, The Temptations still entertain with their smooth vocals. 21 and older only. 8 p.m. Check website for ticket prices. Del Lago Resort and Casino, 1133 State Route 414. https:// dellagoresort.com/events. 315-946-1777. Phoenix. Music in the Park. The Other Guise performing and kids’ activity table. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Free. Henley Park, State Street. Rain location: Phoenix Fire Station, Route 57.

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original artists, four stages of live music, two beer and wine gardens, food and the 6th Annual Fairy Houses Tour. Free. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 133 S. Fitzhugh Street. www.CornHillArtsFestival.com. chna@cornhill.org. 585-262-3142. Watertown. Jefferson County Fair. See July 10.

Naples. Chapatti. 8 p.m. See June 28. Auburn. Auburn Doubledays vs. State College Spikes. 6:30 p.m. See July 4.

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July 7 7/7-8 & 7/13-15 Sat.-Sun &Fri.-Sun. Oswego. Oswego Players, Inc. presents “The Fantastics”. Two neighboring fathers trick their children into falling in love by pretending to feud. Directed by Inez Manor Parker. Check website for times and admission. Frances Marion Brown Theater, Fort Ontario, Oswego. www. oswegoplayers.org. Clayton. Rock for the River. Save the River celebrates 40 years as the voice for the River. Live music by Foggy River Band, cash bar and special 40th merchandise. The Clayton Opera House, 403 Riverside Drive. www.savetheriver.org. Buffalo. Taste of Buffalo. More than 55 restaurants, 5 wineries and 450,000 invited guests gathered in downtown Buffalo last year to enjoy “fun by the forkful.” It’s the largest two-day food festival in the United States. Cuisine includes food ranging from Indian to Polish, Italian to Chinese, Caribbean to Irish. Wineries from New York State showcase their award-winning vintag-

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July 10 Penn Yan. Yates County Fair. Animal exhibitors, vendors, food, live music (including Ruby Shooz), figure 8 race, racing pigs, petting zoo, midway, demolition derby, truck pulls, pony pulls and more. 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. $10. Free parking. Yates County Fairgrounds, 2370 Old 14A. www.

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titions, live entertainment, midway, Little Tots Coin Hunt, clowns, circus, demolition derby, FMX event, classic car auction, concerts, food, vendors and informational booths. 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Free; $20 MegaPass (unlimited midway rides) advanced; $25 MegaPass at the gate; $5 parking; Free at JCC parking lot. www.jeffcofair. com. mgrjeffcofairps@gmail.com Canandaigua. Tedeschi Trucks Band. The Wheels Of Soul Tour features Tedeschi Trucks Band, Drive-By Truckers and The Marcus King Band. CMAC (Performing Art Center), 3355 Marvin

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July 11 Watertown. Jefferson County Fair. See July 10. Penn Yan. Yates County Fair. See July 10. Auburn. Auburn Doubledays vs. Lowell Spinners.

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6:30 p.m. Tickets vary. 130 North Division Street. info@auburndoubledays.com. 315-255-2489. Penn Yan. Yates County Fair. See July 10. Naples. Spider’s Web. Clarissa Halisham-Brown’s diplomat husband has invited an important guest to their summer home, but a dead body, near misses, and disappearing corpses complicate matters in this comedic whodunit by Agatha Christy. Call theater for prices. 8 p.m. Bristol Valley Theater, 151 South Main Street. 585-374-6318. Auburn. Anne of Green Gables. See July 5. Preble. Newsies. Disney’s high-energy Broadway musical is based on the Disney Film written by Bob Tzudiker and Noni White with music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Jack Feldman and book by Harvey Fierstein. The story is based on the true story of striking newsboys in New York City in 1899. Cortland Repertory Theater, Cortland Repertory Theater Little York Pavilion, 6799 Little York Lake Road. www.cortlandrep.org. info@cortlandrep.org. 607-756-2627. Penn Yan. Yates County Fair. See July 10.

July 12 Watertown. Jefferson County Fair. See July 10. Syracuse. Syracuse Middle Eastern Festival. Food, music, dancing, vendors, henna painting, live entertainment, children’s activities and church tours. Free. Saint Elias Antiochian Orthodox Church, 4988 Onondaga Road. www. facebook.com/syracusemideastfest. www.syracusemideastfest.com. Lyons. Peppermint Days. Kids’ amusement rides, Kiddie Parade, farmers market, Grand Parade, fireworks, vendors, food, music and car show. Free. Downtown Lyons. Schedule at www.facebook. com/LyonsPeppermintDays. Auburn. Auburn Doubledays vs. Lowell Spinners. See July 11. Auburn. Anne of Green Gables. See July 5. Brookfield. Madison County Fair. Animal exhibits, 4-H competitions, vendors, food, live entertainment and midway. 1968 Fairground Rd. 315-899-5867 or 315-941-6133. Rome. 45th Annual World Series of BOCCE Tournament. The event attracts more than 120 teams and thousands of spectators. Prize money in excess of $30,000 will be awarded this year. Toccalana Club, 1412 East Dominick Street. www. toccolanaclub.com. toccolanaclub@yahoo.com. 315-339-3609. Alexandria Bay. Buskers in the Bay. Third annual event features street performers hosted on Market Street. Free. www.visitalexbay.org. Preble. Newsies. See July 11. Penn Yan. Yates County Fair. See July 10.

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Syracuse. Syracuse Middle Eastern Festival. See July 12. Penn Yan. Yates County Fair. See July 10. Lyons. Peppermint Days. See July 12. Naples. Spider’s Web. 8 p.m. See July 12. Dundee. 9th Annual Dundee Scottish Festival. Hear traditional music and see traditional dances. Demonstrations on how to fold a tartan, raffles, dunking booth, dog Celtic costume contest, baby Celtic costume contest, dance lessons, food and beverages. 11 a.m. $10. American Legion Lodge #8649m 125 Seneca Street Extension. Auburn. Anne of Green Gables. See July 5. Red Creek. 11th Annual NY Lavender Festival. Lavender picking, more than 50 craft artisans, informational speakers, horse-drawn wagon rides, wine tasting, lavender ice cream and baked goods along with other food, lavender plants for sale, musical entertainment, hands-on workshops, family farm museum and more. No pets allowed. 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. $4; fChildren 12 and under, free. 12973 Upton Road. 315-754-8828. Brookfield. Madison County Fair. See July 12. Watkins Glen. Finger Lakes Wine Festival. See July 13.

Phoenix. Music in the Park. Hendry Band performing and kids’ activity table. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Free. Henley Park, State Street. Rain location: Phoenix Fire Station, Route 57.

Marcy. Bavarian Festival. See July 13.

Brookfield. Madison County Fair. See July 12.

Alexandria Bay. Buskers in the Bay. See July 12.

Watkins Glen. Finger Lakes Wine Festival. Explore the best of New York State wines from more than 80 wineries, plus breweries, music, culinary classes, gourmet food and the wares of regional artisans. More than 600 wines available for tasting and purchase. On-site camping is available. Watkins Glen International, 2790 County Rte 16. 866-461-7223. www.flwinefest.com.

Preble. Newsies. See July 11.

Marcy. Bavarian Festival. Traditional German food and beverages, music and activities. Games for kids and gift basket raffle. 5535 Flanagan Road. www.uticamaennerchor.com. 315-735-5882. Rome. 45th Annual World Series of BOCCE Tournament. See July 12. Alexandria Bay. Buskers in the Bay. See July 12. Preble. Newsies. See July 11. Penn Yan. Yates County Fair. See July 10.

Rome. 45th Annual World Series of BOCCE Tournament. See July 12.

Penn Yan. Yates County Fair. See July 10. Phoenix. Flip Flops and Firebirds. Beverages, food, music and more. Volleyball tournament: 1 p.m. $5 per person for 4-person team (max. 6 persons); Corn Hole tournament: $5 per person for 2-person team. Free for spectators. State St. www.phoenixrising13135.com. West Monroe. The Back-Row Truck Show. Judged show for all trucks, makes and models. Food, live entertainment, activities for kids and 50-50 raffles. Proceeds to benefit West Amboy Volunteer Fire Dept. Noon to 5 p.m. 10 Cusson Dr. 315-625-7112.

July 15 Oswego. St. Mary’s Annual Parish Bazaar. See July 13.

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Oswego. Oswego Players, Inc. presents “The Fantastics”. See July 7.

Oswego. St. Mary’s Annual Parish Bazaar. See July 13.

Rochester. 2018 Corn Hill Arts Festival. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. See July 14.

Fulton. Holy Trinity Annual Parish Festival. See July 13.

Watkins Glen. Finger Lakes Wine Festival. See July 13.

Oswego. Oswego Players, Inc. presents “The Fantastics”. See July 7.

Watertown. Jefferson County Fair. 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. See July 10.

Rochester. 2018 Corn Hill Arts Festival. The 50th anniversary event includes more than 365

Syracuse. Syracuse Middle Eastern Festival. See July 12.


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Apple Festival, Sept. 28, 29 & 30 Central Square. Crafts, free entertainment and demonstrations, amusement rides, games, food and fireworks. 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. food and rides only. $5 carload. 154 US Route 11. www. centralsquareapplefestival.com.

Norwood. The Gibson Brothers. Their sixth appearance of this bluegrass group at Norwood. 7 p.m. Free. Donation accepted. Liotta Band Shell on the Norwood Village Green. 7 Bernard Avenue. www.nvgcs.org. 315-261-2866. Lyons. Peppermint Days. See July 12. Naples. Spider’s Web. 2 p.m. See July 12. Geneva. Rose Hill Concert Series. Music TBA. See June 17. Keuka Park. Piano Quartets in the Chapel. Highlighted are Brahms, Piano Quartet in G minor, Fauré and Piano Quartet in C minor. 7:30 p.m. $25 adults; free students. Keuka College, Norton Chapel, 411 Lake Avenue. FingerLakesMusicFestival@gmail.com. 315-536-0383. Red Creek. 11th Annual NY Lavender Festival. See July 14. Brookfield. Madison County Fair. See July 12. Sodus Point. Summer Concert Series. See July 4. Marcy. Bavarian Festival. See July 13. Rome. 45th Annual World Series of BOCCE Tournament. See July 12. Alexandria Bay. Buskers in the Bay. See July 12. Preble. Newsies. See July 11. West Monroe. The Back-Row Truck Show. See July 14. Ontario. AAO Alley Flea Market. Art shopping. Open to the public to buy and sell. Coincides with association’s member show. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. $20 vendor space; Free admission. Art Association of Oswego, 20 Barbara Donohue Drive, Fort Ontario. www.oswegoarts.org.

July 16 Waterloo. Seneca County Fair. 100 Swift Street. Animal exhibits and competition, 4-H exhibits, midway, vendors, food, live entertainment. More details online. www.senecacountyfairny. com. www.facebook.com/SenecaCountyFair. 315-539-9140. Phoenix. Music in the Park. Tom Gilbo & The Blue Suedes performing and kids’ activity table. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Free. Henley Park, State Street.

Rain location: Phoenix Fire Station, Route 57.

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Auburn. Anne of Green Gables. See July 5.

Auburn. Anne of Green Gables. See July 5.

Preble. Newsies. See July 11.

Lowville. Lewis County Fair. See July 17.

Oswego. 23rd Annual United Way Golf Tournament. Golf event to support United Way’s Community Fund. Two flights of golf: 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. Shot gun starts. Register early to guarantee a spot. 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Fee TBD. Oswego Country Club, 610 W. 1st Street. www. oswegounitedway.org.

Preble. Newsies. See July 11.

July 17 Waterloo. Seneca County Fair. See July 16. Geneva. A Taste of Rose Hill. See June 19. Auburn. Auburn Doubledays vs. Mahoning Valley. 6:30 p.m. Tickets vary. 130 North Division Street. info@auburndoubledays.com. 315-255-2489. Auburn. Anne of Green Gables. See July 5. Auburn. David Bromberg. His journey spans fiveand-a-half decades and includes adventures with Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Jerry Garcia, and music and life lessons from blues guitarist Reverend Gary Davis. A musician’s musician, Bromberg has mastered several stringed instruments: guitar, fiddle, Dobro, and mandolin. 8 p.m. $40 advance; $45 door. Auburn Public Theater, Main Stage, 8 Exchange Street. 315-253-6669. Lowville. Lewis County Fair. Animal exhibits and competitions, 4-H show and activities, pig races, The Butterfly Experience, live music, concerts, parade, truck and tractor pulls, demolition derby, concert, fireworks, and Coleman Brothers Shows. 10 a.m. to noon Free. $5 parking; $15 5-day parking pass. 5485 Bostwick Street. www. lewiscountyfair.org. Verona. Great White. 8 p.m. $34 to $64. Turning Stone Resort Casino Showroom, 5218 Patrick Road. www.turningstone.com. 800-771-7711. Preble. Newsies. See July 11.

July 19 Waterloo. Seneca County Fair. See July 16. Waterloo. The Magpie Salute. The band includes Rich Robinson, the guitarist and co-founding member of The Black Crowes, with two key members of Crowes fame, guitarist Marc Ford and bassist Sven Pipien, alongside drummer Joe Magistro and guitarist Nico Bereciartua. 21 and older only. 8 p.m. Check website for ticket prices. Del Lago Resort and Casino, 1133 State Route 414. https://dellagoresort.com/events. 315-946-1777. Naples. Spider’s Web. 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. See July 12. Skaneateles. Curbstone Festival & Sidewalk Sales. Sales of men’s and women’s clothing, shoes, jewelry, home accessories and more. Musical entertainment and demos throughout the weekend. Organized by the Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce. Village of Skaneateles, along Genesee, Jordan and Fennell streets. Free. 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. 315-685-0552. www. skaneateles.com. Auburn. Auburn Doubledays vs. Mahoning Valley. 6:30 p.m. See July 17. Auburn. Anne of Green Gables. See July 5. Lowville. Lewis County Fair. See July 17. Preble. Newsies. See July 11.

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Waterloo. Seneca County Fair. See July 16.

Alexandria Bay. Kickoff party with food, beer and wine, Vintage Boat Show both on and in the water and awards ceremony brunch. Visit website for times and details. The Alexandria Bay Town Docks. www.acbs.org/thousand-islands-chapter. 315-430-5277.

Naples. Spider’s Web. 2 p.m. See July 12.

Waterloo. Seneca County Fair. See July 16.

Auburn. Auburn Doubledays vs. Mahoning Valley.

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Blacklow to perform The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires. Plus, John Blacklow joins artistic directors Amy Barston and Kevin Kumar for Mendelssohn’s Piano Trio in D Minor. 1:45 p.m. Finger Lakes Community College auditorium, 3325 Marvin Sands Drive. Pultneyville. Pultneyville Homecoming Festival. See July 21. Canandaigua. Ontario County Fair. Animal exhibits, 4-H competitions, demolition derby, pie baking contest, talent show, vendors, fireworks, tractor pulls, tastings, and live entertainment. 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Free. $8/vehicle parking; $5/ motorcycles, single occupancy, walk-ins. 2820 County Road 10. www.ontariocountyfair.org. ontariocountyfair@gmail.com. 585-394-4987.

Pultneyville. Pultneyville Homecoming Festival. Homecoming is two days of fun and celebration, including an antique car show, 5K race, parade, ice cream social, history scavenger hunt, market of goods, crafts, antiques and auction. Among many the weekend activities, the Gatesingers will present a Gilbert and Sullivan light opera at Gates Hall, the nation’s oldest, continuous community theater venue. 8 p.m. $14; $12 senior citizens 65 and over; $12 students. More events posted at www.w-phs.org.

Alexandria Bay. 40th Thousand Islands Vintage Boat Show Weekend. See July 20.

Naples. Spider’s Web. 2 p.m. See July 12.

Sodus Point. Summer Concert Series. See July 4.

Hammondsport. 36th Wine Country Classic Boat Show. 8 a.m. Keuka Lake. www.winecountryclassicboats.com/2018-wccb-show.

Penn Yan. Tango and More on Guitar, Flute and Viola. Concert includes Piazzola, The Grand Tango, Diabelli, Grande Concertante. FingerLakesMusicFestival@gmail.com. 7:30 p.m. $25 adults; free students. Anthony Road Winery, 1020 Anthony Road. 315-536-0383.

Preble. Newsies. See July 11.

Auburn. Anne of Green Gables. See July 5. Auburn. Rotary Ribs Rhythm & Blues Festival. Live rhythm and blues music from several regional and national artists and a live Kansas City Barbecue Society (KCBS) sanctioned competition. Hosted by the Auburn NY Rotary Club. 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. $10 suggested donation per person. Emerson Park, 6914 East Lake Road,

Syracuse. Syracuse Nationals Car Show. 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. See July 20. Hammondsport. The 36th Wine Country Classic Boat Show. See July 21. Seneca Falls. Convention Days 2018. See July 20.

Canandaigua. The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires. Bandoneon player Julien Labro joins with Rochester Philharmonic principal bassist Cory Palmer, guitarist Kenneth Meyer, artistic-director/violinist Kevin Kumar, and pianist John

Auburn. Rotary Ribs Rhythm & Blues Festival. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. See July 21. Auburn. The Bon Ton Roulet. See July 21.

Old Forge. Sunset Party Cruise. Travel up to Fourth Lake while enjoying views, live music and wine tasting. In the case of rain, severe weather meaning lightning and thunderstorms, the event organizers will determine a rain date. No refunds. Limited tickets available. 21 and older only. 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. $80; $75 member; $150 couple; $145 member couple. 116 Steamboat Landing. www.viewarts.org. 315-369-6411.

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July 23 Savannah. Fisheries Camp. Young anglers will learn safe fishing practices and how to catch “the big one” from wildlife biologists while casting for trout, panfish, salmon, bass, carp and more around Montezuma and the Finger Lakes Region. Space is limited and registration is required. The three-day program is intended for ages 11 to 15. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. $150. Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Route 89. www.ny.audubon.org/montezuma. montezuma@ audubon.org. 315-365-3588. Auburn. Anne of Green Gables. See July 5. Auburn. The Bon Ton Roulet. See July 21. Preble. Newsies. See July 11.

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Savannah. Fisheries Camp. See July 23.

Auburn. Anne of Green Gables. See July 5.

Canandaigua. Ontario County Fair. See July 24.

Auburn. The Bon Ton Roulet. See July 21.

Canandaigua. Free Children’s Concert. Musicians present a fun, interactive musical story time for listeners of all ages. Free. 11 a.m. Wood Library, 134 N Main Street.

Boonville. Boonville Oneida County Fair. Animal exhibits and competitions, midway, games, live entertainment, tractor and truck pulls, demolition derby, fireworks, parade, food and vendors. Check website for more information. Oneida County Fairgrounds, 222 Schuyler Street. www. boonvillefair.com. 315-942-2251. Preble. Newsies. See July 11. Ballston Spa. Saratoga County Fair. More than 100,000 visitors enjoyed the 2017 Saratoga County Fair. Enjoy new entertainment experiences, new food features, and animal exhibits and competitions. Midway, food, games, activities, informational booths and more. Saratoga County Fairgrounds, 162 Prospect Street. www.saratogacountyfair.org. 518-885-9701, 518-885-5320.

July 25 Savannah. Fisheries Camp. See July 23. Canandaigua. Ontario County Fair. See July 24. Canandaigua. Classical Blue Jeans. Local and international musicians join co-artistic directors Kevin Kumar and Amy Barston to present an eclectic array of musical samplings from around the world. Buffet dinner, concert and views of Canandaigua Lake. 6 p.m. Bristol Harbour Resort, 5410 Seneca Point Road. Auburn. Anne of Green Gables. See July 5. Auburn. The Bon Ton Roulet. See July 21. Boonville. Boonville Oneida County Fair. See July 24. Verona. Real Diamond. 8 p.m. $15. Turning Stone Resort Casino Showroom, 5218 Patrick Road. www.turningstone.com. 800-771-7711. Preble. Newsies. See July 11. Ballston Spa. Saratoga County Fair. See July 24.

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Geneva. The Barber of Seville. Geneva Light Opera presents Rossini’s Comic Opera, The Barber of Seville. The Smith Opera House, 82 Seneca Street. 7:30 p.m. info@GenevaLightOpera.com. Thursday with the Swans: a family tour of Rose Hill Mansion. See June 28. Naples. The Drowsy Chaperone. A showgirl bride, gangsters dressed as pastry chefs, a misguided Don Juan, and an intoxicated chaperone all combine for a madcap comedy, starring Chris J. Handley. 8 p.m. Call theater for prices. Bristol Valley Theater, 151 South Main Street. 585374-6318. Auburn. The Bon Ton Roulet. See July 21. Oswego. Harborfest. Oswego Harbor Festivals, Inc. Regional and local performers on several stages, arts and crafts vendors, midway, food, and fireworks. Free. 41 Lake Street, Mc Crobie Building. www.www.oswegoharborfest.com. 315-343-6858. Boonville. Boonville Oneida County Fair. See July 24. Utica. Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Festival. Live music, sidewalk art, mural painting, and antique autos. The Sidewalk Art Show includes 250 works in a colorful array of media. Children’s activities and crafts. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Free. 310 Genesee Street. www.mwpai.org. 315-797-0000. Preble. Newsies. See July 11. Ballston Spa. Saratoga County Fair. See July 24. Marion. 54th Annual Pioneer Gas Engine Show. Features displays and demonstrations of antique gas engines, tractors, steam engines, farm equipment and more. Flea market, food, live music, demonstrations, vendors, antique tractor pulls, children’s pedal tractor pull, town parade,

Wayne County Farm Bureau consignment auction and more. 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. $3. Children 12 and younger, free. Marion Town Park, 4072 Park Drive. www.facebook.com/pioneergasengine.

July 27 Rochester. Puerto Rican Festival. See July 27. Celebrates the growing of one of the largest growing Hispanic populations in New York State, including Rochester, home to the second largest population of Hispanics in the state. Traditional food, music and cultural activities. Noon to 11 p.m. $10 advanced; $25 weekend pass; $5 children and seniors. Frontier Field. 1 Morrie Silver Way. president@prfestival.com. www.prfestival. com. 585-234-7660. Clayton. Wranglers on the River. Clayton welcomes all Jeep drivers and lovers to come have some fun in the 1000 Islands and enjoy the Jeep life. Its open to all Jeeps! CJs, Wranglers, Cherokees, Grand Cherokees, Wagoneers, Libertys, older classics, newer models. For information, visit www1000islands-clayton.com or call 315686-3771. Rochester. ROC the Taste. Sample the best food Rochester has to offer along with live music, vendors and activities. Rain or shine. Food vendors will offer a $1 sample item, plus many regular-priced items. The event will benefit Wilmot Cancer Center and Honor Flight Rochester. Festival goers are encouraged to wear their “colors” to show support for cancer awareness and their support for our veterans. Free. 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Parcel 5, 285 East Main Street. www. rocthetaste.com. jennifer@galaxyeventscompany.com. 315-471-9597. Skaneateles. 40th Annual Skaneateles Antique and Classic Boat Show. The Finger Lakes Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society invites wooden boaters from across the United States and Canada to gather at the north end of Skaneateles Lake. View more than 80 antique and classic boats, both on land and in the water, including launches, sailboats, canoes, rowing craft, and race boats for the judged event. The weekend also includes concerts in the park, children’s activities and narrated riding tours of the village. 3 p.m. to dusk. Free to watch from land. $14; $5 children under 13 accompanied by an adult for spectators cruise. Registration not necessary for cruise. Clift Park on Skaneateles Lake. www.acbs-flc.org/boatshow2018. Syracuse. Americu Syracuse Arts & Crafts Festival. Artisan vendors, craft exhibits live music, multi-cultural performances, summer refreshments and participatory activities. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free. Columbus Circle. Redfield. 46th Annual Fiddlers Picnic. Hosted by the New York State Old Tyme Fiddlers Association, the event features workshop jam sessions, Gospel hour and Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. Events all day. $30 guest artist workshops for members; $40 guest artist workshops for non-members. Other workshops and events free.


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July 28 Ontario. Trunk Sale. Shopping, food vendors and live music. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free. Heritage Square Museum, 7147 Ontario Center Road www. heritagesquaremuseum.org. Rochester. ROC the Taste. See July 27.

Rochester. Puerto Rican Festival. See July 27. Syracuse. Onondaga County Youth Fair. Animal exhibits, vendors, food and more. New York State Fairgrounds, Youth Arena, 581 State Fair Blvd. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free. cceonondaga.org. www. cceonondaga.org. 315-424-9485 x241. Skaneateles. 40th Annual Skaneateles Antique and Classic Boat Show. See July 27. Syracuse. Americu Syracuse Arts & Crafts Festival. See July 27. Redfield. 46th Annual Fiddlers Picnic. See July 27. Oswego. Harborfest. See July 26. Canandaigua. Ontario County Fair. See July 24. Geneva. The Barber of Seville. See Jul. 26. Naples. The Drowsy Chaperone. 8 p.m. See July 26. Branchport. Mozart, Dvoák and Shostakovich Conclude the Season. String quartet performs Mozart, Divertimento in D; Dvoák, American String Quartet; and, Shostakovich, String Quartet No. 8. Hunt Country Vineyards, 4021 Italy Hill Road. 7:30 p.m. $25 adults; students free. FingerLakesMusicFestival@gmail.com. 315-536-0383. Auburn. Auburn Doubledays vs. Connecticut. 6:30 p.m. See July 27. Auburn. The Bon Ton Roulet. See July 21. Montezuma to Homer. 50 Mile Garage Sale. Sales galore along Scenic by-way Route 90, along Cayuga Lake. Start in any direction. Bbq and hot dog sales available. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free. Route 90, Montezuma to Homer. 800499-9615. Odessa. Finger Lakes Cheese Festival. Features local cheese, foods, live music all day, produce, crafts, and children’s games. Sunset View Cream-

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July 29 Rochester. Puerto Rican Festival. See July 27. Syracuse. Onondaga County Youth Fair. See July 28. Skaneateles. 40th Annual Skaneateles Antique and Classic Boat Show. See July 27. Syracuse. Americu Syracuse Arts & Crafts Festival. See July 27. Redfield. 46th Annual Fiddlers Picnic. See July 27. Clayton. Wranglers on the River. See July 27 listing. Oswego. Harborfest. See July 26. Naples. The Drowsy Chaperone. 8 p.m. See July 26. Canandaigua. Season Finale: Masters and Apprentices. 10-year-old cellist Katina Pantazopoulos, who makes her debut in Carnegie Hall this spring, joins her teacher, co-artistic director Amy Barston in Vivaldi’s Concerto for Two Cellos. Eight festival musicians (international and local) come together to perform Concerto Grossos by

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Area than 350 artists and craftspeople, three stages of entertainment, food and shopping along a 1.25-mile stretch of Park Avenue. www.rochesterevents.com. 585-473-4482. Geddes. Syracuse Bavarian Oktoberfest. Experience German food, music, dance, dress and culture. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Free. Long Branch Park at Onondaga Lake Park, 3813 Long Branch Road. www.germanamericanscny.com/the-syracuse-bavarian-oktoberfest.html. 315-675-8321. Syracuse. Eastwood Market Day. Arts & crafts show, flea market, antiques, vendors, re-purposed items, food vendors and live entertainment. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free. United Healthcare Parking Lot, corner of James Street and Grant Boulevard. www.facebook.com/EastwoodMarketDay. Syracuse. 15th Annual Ethnic Macedonian Festival. Noon to 11 p.m. See Aug. 3. Warners. The Measure. Americana music. 5 p.m. Free. Local 315 Brewing Co., 3160 Warners Road. Penn Yan. 26th Anniversary of the Garlic Festival. Food flavored with fresh garlic, festival vendors, cooking demonstrations, wine and live music. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free. Fox Run Vineyards, 670 NY-14. Hammondsport. Curtiss Classic Motorcycle Show & Swap Meet 2018. Motorcycle-related festivities including: motorcycle show, swap meet vendors, food, raffles, and music. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 8419 State Route 54. www.glennhcurtissmuseum. org/events.php. Naples. The Drowsy Chaperone. 8 p.m. See July 26. Keuka Park. Kennedy & Vainshtein Recital. KLMF Director and Keuka Lake native, Dylan Kennedy perform works by Mozart, Bartok, and Franck. 7:30 p.m. $20; free students and children. Keuka College, Norton Chapel, 411 Lake Avenue. Auburn. Holiday Inn. See Aug. 1.

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Watkins Glen. NASCAR at the Glen. See Aug. 2.

Aug. 5 Syracuse. Oktoberfest. See Aug. 4. Syracuse. 19th Annual Jewish Federation of CNY Jewish Music & Cultural Festival. Family activities, children’s tent, face painting, “Instrument Petting Zoo”, food, vendors and live entertainment. Free. Noon to 5:30 pm. www. syracusejewishfestival.org. Syracuse. 15th Annual Ethnic Macedonian Festival. Noon to 7 p.m. See Aug. 3. Syracuse. 15th Annual Ethnic Macedonian Festival. See Aug. 3. Penn Yan. 26th Anniversary of the Garlic Festival. See Aug. 4. Naples. The Drowsy Chaperone. 2 p.m. See July 26. Canandaigua. David Byrne American Utopia Tour 2018. Music under the stars with former Talking Heads frontman David Byrne, a ScottishAmerican musician. 6 p.m. $35 to $135 pavilion; $30 advance lawn; $35 day of show lawn. CMAC (Performing Art Center), 3355 Marvin Sands Drive. 585-394-4400. Auburn. Auburn Doubledays vs. Williamsport.

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Wolcott. 8th Annual CNY Wine & Jazz Festival. Live music all day, 15+ wineries and distilleries and 40 food and artisan vendors. T​ asting ticket Upstate New York holders also receive a gift bag with valuable coupons and gifts, as well as a limited edition wine glass. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Free. $20 advanced tasting ticket; $25 at the gate. wolcottnychamber@gmail.com. 315-754-6229. For tasting tickets, www.wolcottlionsclub.org, 315- 530-7171.

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Rush. Monroe County Fair. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. See Aug. 3.

Gouverneur. Gouverneur and Lawrence County Fair. See July 31. Sodus Point. Summer Concert Series. See July 4.

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Preble. Our Town. See Aug. 1. Watkins Glen. NASCAR at the Glen. See Aug. 2.

Auburn. Holiday Inn. See Aug. 1.

Seneca Falls. Empire Farm Days. Spanning 300 acres, Empire Farm Days is the Northeast’s largest outdoor farm expo. Farming demonstrations, hundreds of pieces of farm equipment, informational and vendor booths, animal care workshops, food, animal exhibits and more. Rain or shine. Free. $10 parking per vehicle. Rodman Lott and Son Farms, 2973 State Route 414. mwickham@empirefarmdays.com. www.empirefarmdays.com. 877-697-7837.

Phoenix. Music in the Park. The Other Guise. See July 6.

Auburn. Auburn Doubledays vs. Williamsport. See Aug. 5.

Preble. Our Town. See Aug. 1.

Auburn. Holiday Inn. See Aug. 1.

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Aug. 6 Auburn. Auburn Doubledays vs. Williamsport. See Aug. 5.

Preble. Our Town. See Aug. 1.

Aug. 8 Hamburg. Erie County Fair. Experience 275 acres of animal exhibits, James E. Strates Shows’ midway, live entertainment, informational displays, vendors, food, activities, and various competitions. $10; $7 seniors 60+; children 12 and younger free. $5 to $20 parking. 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. 5600 McKinley Parkway. www.FrontDesk@ecfair.org. 716-649-3900.

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Sandy Creek. Oswego County Fair. Animal exhibits, 4-H competitions, vendors, food and rides. Oswego County Fairgrounds, 9261 County Rte 22A. 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Free. rseaman@twcny. rr.com. 315-806-3938.

Preble. Our Town. See Aug. 1. Fulton. Fulton Jazz Festival. Live music, food and family-friendly fun on the shores of Lake Neatahwanta. Time TBA. Free. Bring your own seating. No pets or coolers. www.fultonjazzfest. com.

Preble. Our Town. See Aug. 1. Canandaigua. 58th Pageant of Steam. Kiddie Pedal Tractor Pull, tractor safety programs, vintage tractor exhibits, vendors, food, steam traction engines, shingle making, grain threshing and baling, Corliss steam engines, antique gas engines, plowing and sawmill demonstrations, stationary steam engines, parade of movable equipment, entertainment, and flea market. Camping available. Golf cart rentals. 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. $7; Children younger than 12 free.

Aug. 9 Canandaigua. 58th Pageant of Steam. See Aug. 8. Hamburg. Erie County Fair. See Aug. 8. Seneca Falls. Empire Farm Days. See Aug. 7. Keuka Park. Beethoven, Brahms, and Ballet. Members of the Rochester City Ballet perform with KLMF musicians. 7:30 p.m. $20; students and children free. Keuka College, Norton Chapel, 411 Lake Avenue. Naples. Montgomery. Two 14-year-old girls hatch an ill-conceived plot to kidnap country

Aug. 10 Canandaigua. 58th Pageant of Steam. 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. See Aug. 8. Hamburg. Erie County Fair. See Aug. 8.

music star, Rick Montgomery. Two bumbling desk cops land the case and see it as an opportunity to alter their careers. Contains adult language. 8 p.m. Call theater for prices. Bristol Valley Theater, 151 South Main Street. 585-374-6318. Skaneateles. Opening Night. Virtuosos double-bassist Xavier Foley and violinist Tai Murray, who perform separately, and then together, in a Festival commission by award-winning composer Derek Bermel for bass, violin, and actor. The Festival Artistic Directors start off the evening with Mendelssohn’s luminous Variations for Cello and Piano, and the program closes with Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Piano Quintet. First Presbyterian Church, 97 E. Genesee Street. Auburn. Holiday Inn. See Aug. 1.

Oswego. 6th Annual Oswego Dragon Boat Festival. Live music, chicken barbecue, Heroes Challenge Race and family activities. Free. 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wright’s Landing Marina, Lake Street. Naples. Montgomery. 8 p.m. See Aug. 9. Canandaigua. Die Fledermaus. Opera Die Fledermaus is a comedy of mistaken identities and amorous double-dealing. 7:30 p.m. $40, $50, $75. Canandaigua Academy, 435 East Street. info@fingerlakesopera.org. 585-532-2711. Skaneateles. The Danish String Quartet. The Festival welcomes the Danish String Quartet, which offers Mozart’s beloved Hunt Quartet, Jörg Widmann’s new Hunt Quartet and their own arrangements of Nordic folk music from their hit album, Wood Works. 8 p.m. First Presbyterian Church, 97 E. Genesee Street.

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Phoenix. Music in the Park. Flat Face & the Shempdells performing and kids’ activity table. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Free. Henley Park, State Street. Rain location: Phoenix Fire Station, Route 57.

Canandaigua. Little Red’s Most Unusual Day. Finger Lakes Opera presents a children’s opera aimed at introducing young audiences to the genre. 10:30 a.m. Free. Canandaigua Academy Theater, 435 East Street.

Auburn. Great Race. The nation’s largest team only run, bike and paddle triathlon. Young or old, serious racers or beginners, compete for glory or the pursuit of fun and fitness. Annual celebration follows with fun, food and refreshments. 6914 E Lake Road. 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free to attend; fee for parking. www.great-race. com. 315-253-5611.

Sandy Creek. Oswego County Fair. See Aug. 8. Alexandria Bay. Bill Johnston’s Pirate Days. Family fun and special events, including performances throughout the village by sword fighting group Tales from Remikreh, different entertainment each day, live music, activities, games, food, and vendors. Costumes to represent a pirate, patriot, or Indian are encouraged when attending events. Free. 315-482-9531.

Skaneateles. The Joshua Redman Quartet. Saxophonist Joshua Redman returns to the Festival, this time with his quartet. 7:30 p.m. Robinson Pavilion at Anyela’s Vineyards, 2433 West Lake Road.

Preble. Our Town. See Aug. 1.

Auburn. Holiday Inn. See Aug. 1.

Fulton. Fulton Jazz Festival. See Aug. 9.

Auburn. Founder’s Day. Stroll the annual FLAACA car show featuring hundreds of classic and antique cars and vendor market, DJ music & awards ceremony, Fire & Iron’s annual auBURN Bike Fest & ride, and Unity House’s Art Flaire. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Genesee Street. www.auburndowntown. org/events. 315-252-7874.

Sandy Creek. Oswego County Fair. See Aug. 8.

Sandy Creek. Oswego County Fair. See Aug. 8.

Hamburg. Erie County Fair. See Aug. 8.

Alexandria Bay. Bill Johnston’s Pirate Days. See Aug. 10.

Phoenix. Music in the Park. Dan Elliot & the Monterays performing and kids’ activity table. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Free. Henley Park, State Street. Rain location: Phoenix Fire Station, Route 57.

Aug. 11 Canandaigua. 58th Pageant of Steam. 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. See Aug. 8. Hamburg. Erie County Fair. See Aug. 8. Liverpool. The 77th Central New York Scottish Games & Celtic Festival. Scottish and American food, traditional music and dancers, traditional games, vendors and more. 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. $8 advanced (until July 31); $6 advanced senior (55+); $3 advanced children 5 to 12; Free children younger than 5 years; $25 advanced family plan (two adults and three children; $10 at the gate; $7 senior (55+); $4 children 5 to 12; Free children younger than 5 years. Long Branch Park. www.cnyscottishgames.org. 315-399-4116. Oswego. 6th Annual Oswego Dragon Boat Festival. Race day. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. See Aug. 10. Naples. Montgomery. 8 p.m. See Aug. 9. Palmyra. Historic Palmyra Erie Canal Pirate Weekend at the Museums. Historic Palmyra’s Pirate Whitley’s Haunted Cave. Live and dead pirates, skulls and treasures suitable for the younger and older folks. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. All museums open at discounted pirate pricing: $2 per museum, $5 trail pass, free children 15 and younger. 12:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. stories told by Bloody Mary in the yard of the Palmyra Historical Museum, 132 Market Street. www.

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Auburn. Auburn Doubledays vs. State College. 6:30 p.m. Tickets vary. 130 North Division Street. info@auburndoubledays.com. 315-255-2489.

Preble. Our Town. See Aug. 1. Fulton. Fulton Jazz Festival. See Aug. 9. Redfield. The New York State Old Tyme Fiddlers Association is sponsoring its Kids Kamp from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Event includes workshops, camping and crafts activities. Feature speaker is Lydia Houser of Camden

Aug. 12 Hamburg. Erie County Fair. See Aug. 8. Fulton. Fly-in/Drive-in Pancake Breakfast. See June 10. Canandaigua. Die Fledermaus. 2 p.m. See Aug.. 10. Redfield. Kids Kamp, sponsored by New York State Old Tyme Fiddlers. See Aug. 11 entry Naples. Montgomery. 2 p.m. See Aug. 9. Auburn. Auburn Doubledays vs. State College.

Fair Haven. Porch Fest. Area musicians will be performing on porches throughout the village of Fair Haven. Participating porches are located on Richmond Avenue, Cottage Street, Main Street, Fancher Avenue. Event wraps at Sterling Cidery for an “All-Jam”. 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Free. Jhouse14@twcny.rr.com. 315-224-0459. Sodus Point. Summer Concert Series. See July 4. Alexandria Bay. Bill Johnston’s Pirate Days. See Aug. 10.

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Palmyra. Wayne County Fair. Animal exhibits, 4-H exhibits, vendors, music, demolition derby, horse-drawn wagon rides and demonstrations. 300 W. Jackson Street. 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. $5; $3 ages 6 to 16; 5 and younger free. $15 week-long pass; $8 youth week-long pass. www. waynecountyfair.org. Auburn. Holiday Inn. See Aug. 1. Alexandria Bay. Bill Johnston’s Pirate Days. See Aug. 10.

Aug. 14 Hamburg. Erie County Fair. See Aug. 8. Palmyra. Wayne County Fair. See Aug. 13. Auburn. Holiday Inn. See Aug. 1. Alexandria Bay. Bill Johnston’s Pirate Days. See Aug. 10.


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Aug. 15 Clyde. Fireworks. As part of the annual Clyde Firemen’s Festival, watch a fireworks show over the Erie Canal. 9 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Free. 6 South Park Street. 315-923-7667. Hamburg. Erie County Fair. See Aug. 8. Palmyra. Wayne County Fair. See Aug. 13. Clifton Springs. Eva & The Dogboys Bluegrass with a Twist. Tunes By the Tracks is a live music venue that offers folk musicians, singers, and songwriters a place to play their music before an audience. Bring your instrument and play as a Mystery Picker during the second half of the show. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Free. $5 suggested donation. Clifton Springs Library, 4 Railroad Avenue. teakettlemusic@gmail.com. 585-362-3519. Naples. Montgomery. 2 p.m. See Aug. 9. Auburn. Holiday Inn. See Aug. 1. Alexandria Bay. Bill Johnston’s Pirate Days. See Aug. 10.

Aug. 16 Hamburg. Erie County Fair. See Aug. 8. Palmyra. Wayne County Fair. See Aug. 13. Naples. Montgomery. 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. See Aug. 9. Skaneateles. Eliot Fisk: A Family Affair. Guitarist and Festival favorite Eliot Fisk anchors a program

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Aug. 17 Hamburg. Erie County Fair. See Aug. 8. Bouckville. Madison Bouckville Big Field Antiques Show. Rain or shine with eight big tents full of merchandise from national and regional exhibitors. Festival food and dining tent. Professional porter service provided for bulky merchandise. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free. 3200 Canal Road. 315-686-5789. www.facebook.com/ madisonbouckvillebigfield. https://allmanpromotions.com. Palmyra. Wayne County Fair. See Aug. 13. Naples. Montgomery. 8 p.m. See Aug. 9. Skaneateles. America Singing. The Brooklyn-based orchestra The Knights bring along 13 singers to celebrate Leonard Bernstein’s 100th birthday in Aug.. The program includes all American music, both favorite and little-known songs and ensemble music by Bernstein, Sondheim, Copland, and Samuel Barber, including music for brass quintet, piano trio, and Barber’s iconic Adagio for Strings. 8 p.m. First Presbyterian Church, 97 E. Genesee Street. Auburn. Auburn Doubledays vs. Batavia. 6:30 p.m. Tickets vary. 130 North Division Street. info@auburndoubledays.com. 315-255-2489. Auburn. Holiday Inn. See Aug. 1.

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Phoenix. Music in the Park. Vote for Pete performing and kids’ activity table. 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Free. Henley Park, State Street. Rain location: Phoenix Fire Station, Route 57. Alexandria Bay. Bill Johnston’s Pirate Days. See Aug. 10.

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Bouckville. Madison Bouckville Big Field Antiques Show. See Aug. 17. Alton. 10th Annual Moosic Fest: Jammin’ with the Animals. Up to 10 bands of all genres play throughout the day with games available for children and dancing, raffles, food and door prizes available for adults throughout the day. Call for admission price. noon “till the cows come home.” crackerbpalace@netzero.net. 315-483-2493. Palmyra. Wayne County Fair. See Aug. 13. Naples. Montgomery. 8 p.m. See Aug. 9. Canandaigua. Arts at the Gardens. An outdoor, two-day juried fine art and fine craft exhibition, show and sale includes more than 100 fine artisans, performers, and food and wine vendors. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. $7; free children 12 and younger. Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park, 151 Charlotte St. Geneva. KLMF at Hobart and William Smith. KLMF musicians perform works by Schubert and Tchaikovsky. 7:30 p.m. $20; free students and children. Hobart and William Smith College, Gearan Center for the Performing Arts, 299 Pulteney Sreet. Auburn. Auburn Doubledays vs. Batavia. 6:30 p.m. See Aug. 17. Auburn. Holiday Inn. See Aug. 1. Alexandria Bay. Bill Johnston’s Pirate Days. See Aug. 10.

Aug. 19 Hamburg. Erie County Fair. See Aug. 8. Bouckville. Madison Bouckville Big Field Antiques Show. See Aug. 17.

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Auburn. Auburn Doubledays vs. Mahoning Valley. 6:30 p.m. Tickets vary. 130 North Division Street. info@auburndoubledays.com. 315-255-2489. Auburn. Holiday Inn. See Aug. 1.

Aug. 21 Savannah. Junior Nature Camp. See Aug. 20. Geneva. A Taste of Rose Hill. See June 19. Auburn. Auburn Doubledays vs. Mahoning Valley. 6:30 p.m. See Aug. 20. Auburn. Holiday Inn. See Aug. 1.

Canandaigua. Arts at the Gardens. See Aug. 18. Naples. Montgomery. 2 p.m. See Aug. 9. Geneva. Rose Hill Concert Series. Jim Richmond: rhythm & blues, funk, rock. See June 17. Keuka Park. Schubertiade. An evening of vocal and instrumental music composed by the Viennese master, Franz Schubert. 7:30 p.m. $20; students and children free. Keuka College, Norton Chapel, 411 Lake Avenue. Auburn. Auburn Doubledays vs. Batavia. 2 p.m. Sodus Point. Summer Concert Series. See July 4. Alexandria Bay. Bill Johnston’s Pirate Days. See Aug. 10.

Aug. 20 Phoenix. Music in the Park. The Terry and Joe Acoustic Show performing and kids’ activity table. 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Free. Henley Park, State Street. Rain location: Phoenix Fire Station, Route 57. Savannah. Junior Nature Camp. For five days, young naturalists will explore nature through a variety of outdoor games, crafts and activities. Campers will catch frogs in the pond, search for signs of mammal activity in the forest, and discover the birds, butterflies and dragonflies in the grassland and wetland. Space is limited and registration is required. Program is intended for ages 6 to 10. $150, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Route 89. www.

Aug. 22 Savannah. Junior Nature Camp. See Aug. 20. Auburn. Auburn Doubledays vs. Mahoning Valley. 6:30 p.m. See Aug. 20. Auburn. Holiday Inn. See Aug. 1. Syracuse. The Great New York State Fair. Across the fairground’s 375 acres find entertainment, stage shows, vendors, animal exhibits, food, competitions, midway and games. Camping available on the fairgrounds. 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. $10. Children 12 and younger, free. Check website for discounted days for various groups including seniors, military, law enforcement, fire and rescue, students 18 and younger, and general, discount days. Buildings open at 10 a.m. 581 State Fair Blvd. www.nysfair.ny.gov.

Aug. 23 Savannah. Junior Nature Camp. See Aug. 20. Naples. Fully Committed. Comedic one-man show follows a day in the life of an out-of-work actor who mans the red-hot reservation line at Manhattan’s number one restaurant. Coercion, threats, bribes and desperate callers will stop at nothing to land the right table and Tommy Labanaris plays all 40 characters. Some adult language. 8 p.m. Call theater for prices. Bristol Valley Theater, 151 South Main Street. Skaneateles. Schubert Up Close. Twenty audience members will receive invitations via lottery


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Aug. 24 Phoenix. Music in the Park. Nite Life Band performing and kids’ activity table. 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Free. Henley Park, State Street. Rain location: Phoenix Fire Station, Route 57.

Savannah. Junior Nature Camp. See Aug. 20. Naples. Fully Committed. 8 p.m. See Aug.. 23. Lyons. Wayne County Historical Society 3rd Annual Speakeasy Party. Costume party features live jazz performance, Prohibition-era drinks, and gaming. 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tickets available by presale only. $25 non-members; $20 members. Museum of Wayne County History, 21 Butternut Street. info@waynehistory.org. www.waynehistory.org. 315-946-4943. Skaneateles. Songs from Home. Join tenor Nicholas Phan, violinist Anthony Marwood and pianist Inon Barnatan for a program of folk songs and accompanying instrumental music. 8 p.m. First Presbyterian Church, 97 E. Genesee Street. Syracuse. The Great New York State Fair. See Aug. 22. Alexandria Bay. Rockin’ the Bay. See Aug. 23.

Aug. 25 Fairport. Fairport Music Festival and Food Festival. The event features over 20 local and touring bands, food and children’s activities. Proceeds benefit the Golisano Children’s Hospital. Noon to 5 p.m. $15 advance; $20 day of the show. Liftbridge Lane, 39 Misty Pine Road. rsburch@ rochester.rr.com. www.fairportmusicfestival. com. 585-703-0957. Naples. Fully Committed. 8 p.m. See Aug.. 23. Skaneateles. Beethoven High Five. Brazilian Marcelo Lehninger leads the Skaneateles Festival Orchestra and pianist Inon Barnatan in Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto and the iconic Fifth Symphony. 7:30. Robinson Pavilion at Anyela’s Vineyards, 2433 West Lake Road. Syracuse. The Great New York State Fair. See Aug. 22.

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Alexandria Bay. Rockin’ the Bay. See Aug. 23.

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Naples. Fully Committed. 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. See Aug.. 23.

Naples. Fully Committed. 2 p.m. See Aug.. 23. Syracuse. The Great New York State Fair. See Aug. 22. Sodus Point. Summer Concert Series. See July 4. Alexandria Bay. Rockin’ the Bay. See Aug. 23.

Aug. 27 Phoenix. Music in the Park. American Eagle Band performing and kids’ activity table. 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Free. Henley Park, State Street. Rain location: Phoenix Fire Station, Route 57. Syracuse. The Great New York State Fair. See Aug. 22.

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Thursday with the Swans: a family tour of Rose Hill Mansion. See June 28.

Presbyterian Church, 97 E. Genesee Street. Canandaigua. Steve Martin and Martin Short. Performance includes the Steep Canyon Rangers and Jeff Babko. 6:30 p.m. $45, $75, $95, $150. CMAC (Performing Art Center), 3355 Marvin Sands Drive. 585-394-4400. Auburn. Auburn Doubledays vs. Williamsport. 6:30 p.m. See Aug. 29. Auburn. Murder for Two. See Aug. 29.

Syracuse. The Great New York State Fair. See Aug. 22.

Syracuse. The Great New York State Fair. See Aug. 22.

Skaneateles. Jupiter String Quartet & Andy Akiho. The Jupiter Quartet is joined by Andy Akiho on the steel drum (tenor pan). 8 p.m. First Presbyterian Church, 97 E. Genesee Street.

Alexandria Bay. Blues in the Bay. Blues music concerts and a craft fair all weekend at the waterfront. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Free. 315-482-9531.

Auburn. Auburn Doubledays vs. Williamsport. 6:30 p.m. See Aug. 29.

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Oswego. Red Neck Flea Market. Buy and sell. Vendor space available. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free.

Aug. 29 Naples. Fully Committed. 2 p.m. See Aug.. 23. Canandaigua. Earth, Wind and Fire. An evening with Earth, Wind and Fire. 6:30 p.m. $36, $46, $66, $86 pavilion; $26 advanced lawn; $31 day of show lawn. CMAC (Performing Art Center), 3355 Marvin Sands Drive. 585-394-4400.

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Syracuse. The Great New York State Fair. See Aug. 22. Naples. Fully Committed. 8 p.m. See Aug.. 23. Auburn. Murder for Two. See Aug. 29. Alexandria Bay. Blues in the Bay. 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. See Aug. 31.

Sept. 2 Buffalo. National Buffalo Wing Festival. Noon to 7 p.m. See Sept. 1. Syracuse. The Great New York State Fair. See Aug. 22. Naples. Fully Committed. 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. See Aug. 23. Sodus Point. Summer Concert Series. See July 4. Alexandria Bay. Blues in the Bay. 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. See Aug. 31.

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Sept. 8 Auburn. Murder for Two. See Aug. 29. Auburn. Tomatofest. See Sept. 7. Syracuse. Syracuse Irish Festival. See Sept. 7. Pembroke. 33rd Annual Brick House Corners Fair. Live entertainment, a pie judging contest, basket auction, raffle, chicken barbecue and other food, used book sale, book signings, sheep and goats, magician, clown, demonstrations, crafts, vendors, Genesee County Sheriff K-9 unit, and more. Rtes 5 & 77. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free. Pembroke Town Park, 8799 Alleghany Rd. delli03@yahoo.com. 585-599-4892. Macedon Center. Lumberjack Festival. Log rolling, two-man crosscut, chain sawing, bow sawing, log chop, fire starting, ax throw, tug of war. Pancake breakfast, food vendors, craft and commercial exhibitors, raffle and activities for kids. Pre-registration required for amateur and professional competitors. 8 a.m. $3; $2 senior citizens; $1 children 6 to 14; Children 5 and younger, free. Macedon Center Fire Department, 2481 Canandaigua Road. www.macedoncenterfire.org. 315-986-4680. Rochester. M&T Bank Clothesline Festival. Rochester’s largest and longest running ­art and crafts festival features more than 400 local and regional artists, live music, food and activities.

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Admission includes entrance to Memorial Art Gallery. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. $5 (MAG members $4) to benefit MAG; 10 and younger free. Cash only. Memorial Art Gallery, 500 University Avenue. www.mag.rochester.edu. 585-276-8900. Clayton. 1000 Islands Model Train Fair. Last year, 19 vendors from New York, New Hampshire and Connecticut displayed model trains and sold collector sets dating back to the early 1900s. Cerow Recreation Park, 615 E Line Road. 315-686-4310.

Sept. 12 Auburn. Murder for Two. See Aug. 29. Rochester. KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival. Multi-genre arts festival with more than 500 performances and events, many of which are free. Various locations and times. www.rochesterfringe.com.

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Oswego. Oswego Town Bicentennial Fair. Music, historical displays, food and fun, in celebration of Oswego Town’s 200th anniversary. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free. Town of Oswego and Historical Society, 2329 Co. Rte. 7, Oswego. 315-420-0000.

Auburn. Murder for Two. See Aug. 29.

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Auburn. Murder for Two. See Aug. 29.

Clayton. 1000 Islands Model Train Fair. See Sept. 8. Fulton. Fly-in/Drive-in Pancake Breakfast. See June 10. Oswego. Woofstock. Food, games, craft vendors and contests. Updated rabies certificate required for dogs’ entrance. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. $5 per dog donation for entrance. Breitbeck Park, 41 Lake Street. www.facebook.com/ events/285169398673604. Macedon Center. Lumberjack Festival. See Sept. 8. Rochester. M&T Bank Clothesline Festival. See Sept. 8.

Sept. 10 Auburn. Murder for Two. See Aug. 29.

Sept. 11 Auburn. Murder for Two. See Aug. 29.

Rochester. KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival. See Sept. 12.

Sept. 14 Rochester. KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival. See Sept. 12. Syracuse. Festa Italiana. Bocce tournament, games, meatball eating contest, live entertainment, face painting, photo booth, vendors, food, heritage tent and children’s tent with numerous activities. 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Free. Corner of Montgomery & Washington Streets, on front of City Hall. festa.italiana@aol.com. www.festaitaliana.bizland.com.

Sept. 15 Mexico. Mexico Apple Festival and Duck Race. Craft and food sales, especially apple products. Duck race on Black Creek for cash prizes. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free. (Fee charged for ducks.) Village of Mexico. www.mexiconychamberofcommerce. com. 315-963-7583. Syracuse. Festa Italiana. See Sept. 14. Victor. KettleFest. Sustainable farming and art come together in the Finger Lakes during Kettlefest. Live music all day on an outdoor stage, local artisan vendors, guided nature walks, workshops, professional cooking demos,


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Auburn. Murder for Two. See Aug. 29. Auburn. Finger Lakes Mud Run. The Everest Mud Run is a challenging military style trail run that’s intended to pit participants against one of two extreme courses. Each wave of participants joins a stampede of hundreds of people who’ll trudge through thick field grasses, over wooded underbrush, down and out of deep gullies, and ultimately face 16 obstacles, each designed to encourage team work to overcome. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. $20 to $65 to participate; free to attend. Everest Park, 5343 County Route 72B. 315-252-9305. Ballston Spa. Irish 2000 Festival. Celebrating Irish music and culture, this is one of the largest Irish music festivals in the United States, including genres from Celtic punk and jam music to traditional and everything in between. 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. www.irish2000fest.com. 888-414-3378. Palmyra. 51st Annual Palmyra Canaltown Days. Food, live music, 120 craft booths, 70 market vendors, 5k run/walk, canal walks, car show, museum tours, wagon rides, pony rides, antiques and more. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free. Main St. www.palmyracanaltowndays.org. Rochester. KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival. See Sept. 12.

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Sept. 18 Rochester. KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival. See Sept. 12.

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Sept. 19 Rochester. KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival. See Sept. 12.

Sept. 20 Queensbury. Adirondack Balloon Festival. Features live music, children’s activities, car show, food vendors and the flight of up to 20 hot air balloons, wind and weather permitting. No drones or remote control aircraft, smoking or dogs are allowed. Floyd Bennett Memorial Airport, 443 Queensbury Avenue. www.www.adirondackballoonfest.org. Rochester. KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival. See Sept. 12.

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Sept. 21 Clayton. Clayton Jazz Festival. Hear sounds of jazz throughout the village, highlighted by an entire afternoon of performances at the Frink Park Pavilion on the Saint Lawrence River at Noon. Free. www.claytonjazzfest.com. Queensbury. Adirondack Balloon Festival. See Sept. 20. Rochester. KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival. See Sept. 12.

Sept. 22 Clayton. Clayton Jazz Festival. See Sept. 21. Palmyra. The Purple Painted Lady’s 8th Annual Barn Sale - Junk Jubilee. More than 300 artists and vendors showcasing antique and vintage curiosities, hand-painted shabby-chic furniture, vintage feed and flour sacks, architectural salvage, up-cycled treasures, handmade jewelry, local art, children’s clothing and accessories. Free painting demos on the

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Route 66 Kidz Zone offers bounce houses, cotton candy and more. Free. 8 a.m. Virgilio’s Event Centre, 52 Nestle Drive. www.facebook.com/ events/1817762091857309. 315-707-4488.

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Statewide. Free Fishing Days. See June 23.

Queensbury. Adirondack Balloon Festival. See Sept. 20.

Rochester. KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival. See Sept. 12.

Ithaca. Ithaca Dog Fest 2018. Event for canine rescue groups, dog adopters and dog lovers. Features adoptable dogs and vendors of dog

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Fulton. Rods & Rockabilly Roundup. Third annual car show, including hot rods, rat rods, classics and Europeans, plus vendors, games, contests, and prizes. Live music includes Ruby Shooz.

Clayton. Clayton Jazz Festival. See Sept. 21. Palmyra. The Purple Painted Lady’s 8th Annual Barn Sale - Junk Jubilee. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. See Sept. 22.

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Syracuse. 27th Annual Westcott Street Fair. Celebrate the diversity and uniqueness of the Westcott neighborhood through its culture, visual and performing arts, food, organizations, and activities geared to families and university students returning to the neighborhood. The fair attracts more than 8,000 people annually to the Westcott Business District. Noon to 6:30 p.m. Free. Westcott Street between Concord and Dell streets, plus and side streets. Queensbury. Adirondack Balloon Festival. See Sept. 20.

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Sept. 28 Central Square. Apple Festival. crafts, free entertainment and demonstrations, amusement rides, games, food and fireworks. 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. food and rides only. $5 carload. 154 US


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Sept. 29 Central Square. Apple Festival. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. See Sept. 28. Naples. Naples Grape Festival. Since 1961, the grape festival has been held annually to celebrate the area’s grape harvest. Includes artisans, juried art show, wine makers, wine tasting, local and regional music and food, plus the World’s Greatest Grape Pie Contest. Sample everything “grape” that the valley has to offer. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Naples High School and Memorial Town Hall, Route 21 S. naplesgrapefest@yahoo.com. Oswego. Great CNY Pumpkin Festival. Kids’ activities, amusement rides, vendors, crafters, food, pony rides and the giant pumpkin weighin (Sat. only). Free. Washington Square (East) Park, E. Bridge St.

Sept. 30 Central Square. Apple Festival. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. See Sept. 28. Naples. Naples Grape Festival. See Sept. 29. Glens Falls. Taste of the North Country Food Festival. Food samples, live music and children’s activities. Rain or shine. Benefits nonprofit organizations. City Park, Glen, Maple, Ridge Streets. 518-744-7470. Redfield. NYS Old Tyme Fiddlers Association sponsors Roger Thesier House Party. Covered dish, jam sessions from noon to 5 p.m. Check website for full schedule. www.nysotfa.com Oswego. Great CNY Pumpkin Festival. See Sept. 29.

October Sundays Pompey. Music Jam. See June “Sundays.”

King and Queen Contest, Fun Run (free), 18K Road Race and 3.5 Mile Run/Walk. No pets. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. $5; 12 and younger, free. Tully Farms Road. ardirector@thelafayetteapplerun. org. www.lafayetteapplefest.org. Auburn. Beehive: The Musical about the Women Who Rocked Our World. See Sept. 21. Oswego. Red Neck Flea Market. Buy and sell. Vendor space available. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free. 5740 NYS Rte. 104. 315-591-2190.

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Lafayette. Apple Festival. Live entertainment, activities, food, pie contest, scarecrow contest,

Oswego. Red Neck Flea Market. Buy and sell. Vendor space available. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free.

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Oct. 8 Clayton. Weekend Wine Cruise. See Sept. 7. Sodus Point. Celebrate Columbus Day at the Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum. Mention “Niña,

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Area Pinta, and Santa María” and receive a free postcard with paid admission. Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission: $5/adult; $2.50/students (K-12); free for preschool children and SBHS members. Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum, 7606 N. Ontario St., Sodus Point. Call 315-483-4936 or visit www. sodusbaylighthouse.org for more information.

Oct. 9 Clayton. Weekend Wine Cruise. See Sept. 7.

Oct. 11 Altmar. Theater du Jour presents “Bullets for Broadway,” A sort of sequel to “The Altos,” although no knowledge of the first play is required. Gangster Tony Alto & his wife Toffee are back, in a story that answers the question, “What would happen if the Sopranos met The Producers?” 6 p.m. $60. Tailwater Lodge, 52 Pulaski Street. www.dujourcny.com.

Oct. 13 Lyons. PumpkinPalooza. Pumpkin-themed harvest event includes costumes, food, vendors and a pumpkin roll. 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Free. www.facebook.com/pg/LyonsPumpkinPalooza.

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Oswego. Oswego Health Foundation Fire & Ice Gala. Create relationships with the community and Oswego Health to assist Oswego Health in developing additional services and upgrade facilities to provide increased healthcare in the community. Black-tie optimal evening will include a cocktail hour, hors d’oeuvres, dinner and dancing to the musical entertainment of the Billionaires. High-end auction packages will be available. 6 p.m. American Foundry, 246 W. Seneca Street. foundation@oswegohealth.org. 315-326-3788. Oswego. Red Neck Flea Market. Buy and sell. Vendor space available. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free. 5740 NYS Rte. 104. 315-591-2190. Clayton. Harvest Festival. Live music by Bad Husbands Club, wine, beer, mulled wine, farmers market, food and children’s activities. Noon to 5 p.m. 17371 East Line Road. 315-686-5600. Clayton. Clayton Jazz Fest. This will be the

second Jazz Fest of the season. Organizers will present the exciting afro-beat sounds of The Brighton Beat, returning for their fourth year to Clayton. The group will host “Jazz in the Classroom” at Alexandria, Carthage and General Brown school districts during the week and perform at the Clayton Opera House in the evening. Tickets for this performance are available at www. claytonoperahouse.com. For more information, call 315-427-2652

Oct. 14 Oswego. Red Neck Flea Market. Buy and sell. Vendor space available. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free. 5740 NYS Rte. 104. 315-591-2190.

Oct. 19 Oswego. Oswego Players, Inc. presents “Social Security.” A cross-generational romp presented in dinner theater format. Admission is charged. Church of the Resurrection, 120 W. 5th St. www. oswegoplayers.org.

Oct. 20 Fulton. Oswego Industries 2nd Annual 5K Event. Includes Chili Chase 5k, Fun Run, Chili Tasting Party and live music. All proceeds support Oswego Industries, providing services and programs to people with disabilities in Oswego County. All registered 5k participants receive a commemorative T-shirt. 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Oswego Industries, 1 Morrill Place. www.facebook.com/ OswegoIndustriesInc.


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Plans are underway to build a new 136,000-sq.-ft. Expo Center at The Great New York State Fair.

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ach year, The Great New York State Fair adds a few different acts or attractions, but this year should prove a banner year for novelty as the fair plans to open a 136,000-sq. foot building in the midst of its 375-acre campus in time for this year’s fair. It’s to be the “largest event space north of New York City between Boston and Cleveland,” stated an official press release from the fair. The new structure is part of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s “Central New York Rising” plan to bring more revenue to the economy. More than just the site of The Great New York State Fair, the fairgrounds hosts events year-round, including industry expos, animal shows, entertainment events, auctions and more. The new building’s design is planned to complement the historic

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appearance of the existing building at the fairgrounds. “The new Expo Center will give us all the tools for a major year-round events business,” said Troy Waffner, state fair acting director. “As soon as the building was announced, we began to get interest from potential users. We will capitalize on that interest and deliver the promised benefits to Central New York.” The building will be 110,000 square feet in size, include 4,000 retractable seats and boast an open space span of 250 feet. For expos, it will accommodate up to 500 10-by-10 foot booths. It will also offer rooms for event workspace, meetings and conferences. For guest comfort, the new center will provide restrooms, concessions and a kitchen. The next big improvement phase

for the fairgrounds includes two measures that should improve guest experience: paving more of the parking spaces near the fair and improving traffic flow. Although The Great New York State Fair is the nation’s first and oldest fair, the fairgrounds had not received any significant improvements in 80 years. While the fair has maintained its buildings, it needed a fresh look, better infrastructure and more space to entice more fairgoers and increase the number of year-round events hosted at the Fairgrounds. That all began changing since beginning the recent two years’ improvements. They include a new entrance façade, RV park and expanded midway, which appear to have improved attendance. In the past two years, attendance has increased by more than 25 percent, making it the third-largest state fair in the nation. By providing more space for vendors or attractions, the new building may have a similar effect. This year, the fair runs from Aug. 22 through Sept. 3. Visit https://nysfair.ny.gov for more information on the fair and year-round events hosted at the fairgrounds.


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Comprehensive Diagnostic Imaging Services | 315-255-7261 With accreditation by the American College of Radiology for Mammography and MRI 5 Laboratory Service Centers | 315-255-7023 Surgical Services, Inpatient & Outpatient | 315-255-7011 Stroke Care | 315-255-7011 A New York State Department of Health designated Stroke Center Sleep Services | 315-255-7341 A nationally accredited center with a range of services in a private, hotel-like setting Fingerlakes Center for Living | 315-255-7188 Bariatric Program | 315-255-7036 Finger Lakes Bariatric Program, Nationally Accredited, Comprehensive Center for Bariatric Surgery Obstetrics-Gynecology | 315-255-7381 Including our brand new award-winning Stardust Community Birthing Center Rehabilitation Services | 315-255-7241 A complete range of inpatient and outpatient services including: Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Hand Therapy, Speech Therapy

urgent care facilities | open 7 days a week Finger Lakes Medical Care

Urgent Care of Skaneateles

Urgent Care of Auburn

303 Grant Ave auburn | 315-258-7100 M-F 8am-5pm | Weekends 8am-5pm

Route 20, Skaneateles | 315-685-9355 M-F 8am-8pm | Weekends 8am-6pm

37 W. Garden St. Suite 105 | 315-252-0000 M-F 8am-8pm | Weekends 9am-5pm

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We have a lot of help Eastern Shore Associates works with 30+ carriers to help you shop for the best coverage at very competitive prices. We’ve built a solid reputation and warm, responsive working relationships with our customers. And because we’re employee-owned, each and every one of us has a stake in your success and satisfaction. And there’s more: ⊲ Online access—both mobile and desktop—lets you request quotes, file claims, and more! ⊲ Mobile App available for iPhone and Android ⊲ Many convenient locations to serve you and your business

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Summer & Fall ThanksThe to Sponsors Best of Our Upstate New York

The following advertisers have made this booklet possible 1st Carriage House Realty.................50 Adirondack Scenic Railroad...............29 Adventure Calls Outfitters...................39 All Star Alley and Tavern..........................................26,91 Amerigas............................................42 Antique World.....................................38 Apple Country Retreat........................79 Arney’s Marina....................................69 Associated Dental Arts.......................42 Auburn Community Hospital...............87 Barados on the Water.........................61 Beck’s Sealcoating, Inc......................65 Belhurst Castle...................................14 Brennan Beach ..................................51 Brewerton Boatyard............................61 Brookfield Renewable Energy............30 Buffalo Street Books...........................72 Bugow’s Driver Rehab........................26 Builders First Choice..........................65 Burger King.........................................43 Burke’s Home Center.........................44 Burritt Motors......................................45 Burt Goodnoughs Marina East...........55 Buttercup Cheese...............................61 Camillus Erie Canal Museum.............79 Camp Arey..........................................75 Canale Insurance & Accounting.........44 Canalview Travel................................57 Canandaigua Lady.............................72 Cayuga Lake Wine Trail.....................24 Central Square Apple Fest.................12 Century 21 Galloway .........................45 Century 21 Leah’s Signature .............59 Chase Enterprises..............................12 Cheerful Valley Campground.............73 Cherry Grove Campground................68 Christy’s Motel....................................83 Clayton Chamber of Commerce / 1000 Islands...............85 CNY Living History Center..................81 Codfather Fishing Charters................21 Colloca Estate Winery........................68 Colonial Belle Boat Tours...................71 Colonial Laundromat...........................9 Colosse Cheese / Ice Cream Shop....................................50 Comic Shop, The................................43 Crouse Hospital..................................37 D & A Charter & Tours........................29 Dailey’s Pour House...........................63 Deaton’s Ace Home Improvement......48 Deaton’s Agway .................................48 DiscoverUpstateNY.com.....................5

Don’s Sales & Service........................39 Doug’s Fish Fry..................................76 Eastern Shore Associates Insurance........................................88 Eastview Mall......................................15 Ehrlich Pest Control............................31 Eis House, The...................................65 El Rincon Mexicano & Rio Tomatlan...................................68 Elderberry Pond Restaurant & Organic Farm..................................73 Enchanted Forest Water Safari..........83 Engelbert Farms.................................26 Evergreen Hills Golf Course...............32 Evergreen Motel, The.........................43 Fairfield Inn by Marriot /Clay...............78 Financial Partners – David Mirabito.................................39 First United Methodist Church of Fulton.............................58 Friends of Mexico Point Park, Inc.......64 Friendship Thrift Shop........................55 Fuccillo Auto Malls...............................4 Fulton Taxi..........................................57 Gateway Liquor & Wine......................57 Geneva Antique Co-op.......................38 Geneva History Museum....................71 Granger Homestead & Carriage Museum...........................77 Greater Oswego/Fulton Chamber of Commerce...................39 Green Planet Grocery.........................43 Greene Point Marina..........................54 Grist Mill Restaurant...........................60 Harbor Towne Gifts & Souvenirs........44 Harborfest...........................................41 Hejamada Campground.....................76 Hencle’s Berry Patch..........................78 Herkimer County Fair.........................25 Holiday Harbor RV Park, Campground, Marina .....................70 Honey Hill Farm Store........................57 I Wood Care.......................................27 In House Sound..................................78 J & J Campground..............................64 Jell-o Museum, The............................26 Jerry Dell Farm Store.........................18 Johnston’s Gas...................................58 Joseph Stolar Forestry/Construction......................75 Junius Ponds Cabins & Campgrounds.................................71 Ken’s Body Shop................................42 L W Emporium....................................72

Lakeshore Hardwoods........................49 Lighthouse Lanes...............................42 Little Sodus Inn on the Bay.................70 Lock 1 Distilling Company..................30 Longley Dodge...................................59 Lukacs Pottery Studio.........................70 Mabie Brothers...................................12 Madison County Fair..........................30 Maple Grove Bed & Breakfast............51 Maple Grove Resort...........................51 Mapleview Market...............................64 Mimi’s Drive-In....................................57 Monica’s Pies.....................................74 Montezuma Winery.............................72 Mr. Sub...............................................51 National Tractor Trailer School (NTTS)................................15 Niagara Parks......................................2 North Bay Campground......................58 North Country Storage Barns.............90 NorthEast Classic Car Museum.........19 NYS Canals........................................91 NYS Old Tyme Fiddlers......................18 NYS Parks..........................................92 NYS Woodsmen Field Days...............25 O.D. Greene Lumber Co., Inc.............56 Oak Hill Bulk Foods............................77 Ol’ Factory Soaps & Scents / Lavender Festival............................19 Old Forge Lake Tours.........................82 Ontario Orchards................................19 Ontario Shores RV Park.....................50 Oswego Co. Federal Credit Union......35 Oswego County Mutual Insurance.....31 Oswego County Promotion & Tourism......................17 Oswego County Stop DWI..................49 Oswego Health...................................40 Oswego History Collaborative............40 Oswego Industries..............................39 Oswego Printing.................................45 Oswego Speedway.............................21 Owasco Paddles.................................71 Parks Alumni House / SUNY Cortland..........................................81 Pastabilities........................................79 Performance Uniforms & Formalwear.....................................64 Port City Collision...............................43 Pulaski Chamber of Commerce..........52 Pulaski Farmer’s Market.....................49 R Diner...............................................60 Rainbow Shores & Mill House............50 Reakes Country Goods......................80

Real Deals..........................................52 Reiters Marina....................................54 Rolling Hills Asylum............................12 Roseland Waterpark (Bristol Mountain)............................73 Rudy’s Lakeside Drive-In....................41 Salmon Country Marina & Campground Inc................................64 Salmon River Wine & Spirits..............52 Sand Bar Grill.....................................61 Seneca Golf Club...............................32 Serendipity Bed & Breakfast...............43 Sharp’s Bulk Food .............................55 Simeon Dewitt / Towpath Towers.......58 Six Mile Creek Winery........................72 Skaneateles Chamber of Commerce......................................74 Skaneateles Marina............................77 Sodus Bay Historical Society..............69 Sonnenberg Gardens.........................77 Starkey’s Lookout...............................75 Stewarts Shops..................................31 Stickley Museum................................79 Stiefvater’s Lakeside Cottages...........82 Stone’s Homemade Candy Shop.......42 Stoney’s Pineville Campground..........53 Suggett House Museum.....................81 Sunset RV Park & Cabins..................42 Syracuse Nationals Car Show ............5 Tailwater Lodge..................................25 The Greenhouse Effect......................51 Thorpe Vineyard.................................69 Thunder Island & The Oasis...............30 Tioga Downs Casino Resort...............27 TJ Maxx...............................................3 Tri R Karts / R&R Fish Fry & Ice Cream......................53 Upstate Medical University..................8 USS Slater..........................................39 Vashaw’s Collision..............................44 Vernon Downs Casino & Hotel...........15 Village of Sodus Centennial Celebration.....................................70 Visit Rochester...................................33 Ward O’Hara Museum........................74 White’s Farm Supply..........................29 White’s Lumber...................................53 Wood Boat Brewery............................84 Wratten’s RV Sales............................54 Yellow Barn Winery............................84 Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park................67

CREDITS • Editor & Publisher: Wagner Dotto • Associate Editor: Lou Sorendo • Calendar Editor: Deborah Jeanne Sergeant • Writers: Deborah Jeanne Sergeant, Melissa Stefanec, Sandra Scott, Mary Beth Roach • Advertising: Peggy Kain, Ashley Slattery, Roxanne Seeber, Paul Caraccioli, Lauri Mchenry • Office Assistant: Kimberley Tyler • Layout & Design: Dylon Clew-Thomas • Cover: Jillian Meisenzahl

Published by Local News, Inc. / P.O. Box 276 Oswego, NY 13126 • Phone: 315-342-8020 Email: editor@cnysummer.com. © 2018 by Local News, Inc. All rights reserved. Website: www.cnysummer.com

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NEW YORK’S HISTORIC CANALS

Look For The 2018 Festivals & Events

canals.ny.gov/events

May-Sept Corning Museum’s GlassBarge cmog.org June 16-17 Path Through History Weekend paththroughhistory.iloveny.com

July 26-29 Oswego Harborfest oswegoharborfest.com

July 8-15 20th Annual Cycle the Erie CycletheErie.com

July 7-9 Seneca Falls Canal Fest senecafalls.com/canalfest

Sept 7-9 Waterford Tugboat Roundup tugboatroundup.com

Sept 15-16 Tour the Towpath tourthetowpath.com Listed On the New York State and National Register of Historic Places 524 mi of IWA n 365 mi of Canalway Trail n 57 Locks n 16 Lift Bridges n 230 historic canal comm. n More Than 300 annual events across NYS n 80 Boat Launches n 192 con seasons of operation & counting! n

Oct. 6 Phoenix Locktoberfest villageofphoenix-ny.gov


Five to Keep You Alive Because someone on shore loves you.

BOATING SAFETY TIPS

1. Always wear your Life Jacket 2. Take a Boating Safety Course 3. Know and follow the Rules of the Road 4. Boat Sober 5. Leave a Float Plan Scan to find a boating safety course

WearItNewYork.com to find a boating safety course and more information. parks.ny.gov for information on where to boat in NYS Parks.


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