Front-Row Seat: Strike up the bands for Victor series

That gathering up the road in Rochester may have the name, but there’s many an area community that knows how to “party in the park.” Take Victor, for instance, where the free Sid Partington Memorial Concert Series kicks off its 2018 season Thursday evening, with the country, rock and Irish music of Everheart. That series — named in honor of... more

FLX Pride Festival sees glorious weather, strong turnout along Seneca Lake (video)

On Saturday afternoon at the northern tip of Seneca Lake – months of hard work paid off for organizers behind the Finger Lakes Pride Festival. Held near the newly-opened FLX Welcome Center along State Route 5&20 – hundreds turned out to show their support, and learn about the LGBTQ+ community. In an appearance on Inside the FLX earlier in the... more

Folk Art Guild Craft Weekend

The Folk Art Guild has an exciting line up of Craft Weekend classes for all ages, which is set for 6PM Thursday evening July 12th through 3PM, July 15th. Fifteen hours of intensive study in Pottery, Theater, Filmmaking, Rustic Furniture Building, Weaving, Poetry, and Natural Dyeing will be guided by experienced Guild members and local experts. Online registration and visual... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Pride Month, FLX Pride Festival & Improving Dialogue (podcast)

June is ‘Pride Month’ and in Geneva this weekend, the FLX Pride Festival will take place – celebrating this important local event. While there will be the usual ‘festival’ fare – there will be opportunities for learning and dialogue on Saturday that aim to leave the community better than it was found. Organizer Chelsea Snyder was in-studio on Monday talking... more

Seneca Falls 3rd annual Canal Festival

The Seneca Falls Business Association (SFBA) is inviting all groups, organizations, businesses, wineries, breweries, cideries, distilleries, restaurants, arts & craft vendors, food vendors, boaters, and watercraft of any kind to participate at this year’s Canal Fest. Last year’s Canal Fest drew an estimated 18,000 visitors over the 3-day event and anticipates that the amount of visitors will grow. SFBA is... more

Auburn’s Majorpalooza block party raises more than $15,000

What began as a backyard party about 20 years ago has transformed into a downtown Auburn block party which raises up to $20,000 for the community. Families, friends and pets gathered on Genesee Street on Sunday to enjoy the Majorpaolooza festivities including live music, food trucks, children’s activities and other vendors as well as community partners. Around noon, dozens of... more

First annual “A Taste of Penn Yan” festival to benefit the Suicide Prevention Coalition of Yates County

On June 3rd, 2018 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm, the Keuka Emporium Event Venue and Penn Yan Elks 1722 will host the first annual “A Taste of Penn Yan” spring festival. The event celebrates small-town pleasures in the heart of Penn Yan, featuring tastings from some of its best restaurant​s, wineries, breweries and specialty food shops. This year, A Taste of Penn Yan is helping raising awareness and... more

Waterloo Memorial Day parade to honor Sampson Naval Training Station

From 1943-55, a period spanning World War II and the Korean War, roughly 741,000 Navy and Air Force recruits were trained at Sampson Naval Training Station and Sampson Air Force Base. That area is now home to Sampson State Park and the Sampson Veterans Memorial Cemetery. This year’s honor float in the Memorial Day parade at the Birthplace of Memorial... more

3rd annual Seneca Falls Canal Fest returns

The Seneca Falls Business Association (SFBA) has announced the return of the Seneca Falls Canal Fest. The 3rd Annual Seneca Falls Canal Fest will begin on Friday, July the 6th and continues through Sunday, July the 8th. The three day celebration will be held along both sides of the Cayuga-Seneca Canal in Seneca Falls and is bringing back the Amusement... more

Finger Lakes Metal Fest returns in May

Announcing Finger Lakes Metal Fest 2018. On May 18th and 19th at Donselaar’s, 10257 Rt. 31, Clyde, New York, Finger Lakes Metal Fest will be celebrating it’s 13th annual event. Yesterday they announced details for this year’s free, all ages music event featuring all types of heavy metal bands from around the Finger Lakes region of New York and beyond.... more

Vendors wanted for Celebrate-Commemorate Juried Arts & Craft Show

Calling all artisans!! We are eager to invite you to our Arts & Crafts Show during our nationally recognized Celebrate Commemorate Memorial Festival in the birthplace of Memorial Day, Waterloo, NY. We always have a huge crowd estimated in the 10 thousands. If you or anyone you know is interested, please don’t hesitate to join us! Applications can be downloaded... more

‘A total social experience:’ Partiers hit Cayuga Lake Wine Trail’s 16th Annual Mardi Gras

The smiles were wide and the wine flowed freely at the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail’s 16th Annual Mardi Gras event Saturday. Establishments scattered along the trail participated in the weekend-long event, in which people — sometimes clad in feathers, beads or masks that wouldn’t seem out of place on New Orleans’ famed Bourbon Street — drink, eat and play games.... more

No snow, no problem for Ganondagan Winter Games

For some, a lack of snow could call a halt to winter fun. That wasn’t the case for crowds attending Ganondagan State Historic Site’s 15th annual Native American Winter Games. The day-long celebration Saturday included Iroquois social dancing, storytelling by Perry Ground, traditional open-fire cooking, wampum bracelet-weaving, snow snake skills and dogsled demonstrations. A steady stream of multi-generational visitors made... more

‘Fire and Ice’ and good times in Canandaigua

Fire and ice paired well on Saturday for the annual Fire and Ice Festival in downtown Canandaigua. Chilly, but not too chilly, weather and no rain proved a fine fit with the several hundred people who came out for the event. Seeing large crowds of people enjoy the various events — including a fire-building competition put on by the Finger... more

Tasty winter Ithaca Chili Cook-Off tradition continues in its 20th year

Walking through Ithaca Commons on Saturday would have been enough to make anyone hungry drool a river. The 20th annual Downtown Ithaca Chili Cook-Off took place between 11:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday at locations on and around Ithaca Commons, where the smells of the combinations of tomatoes, seasonings, peppers, onions, meats and other ingredients filled the air. The cook-off... more
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