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May-23
Fire Flies, Frogs and Stars
Canastota, NY

May-26
Tuesdays on the Towpath: Chittenango
Chittenango, NY

May-28
Preservation Month
Cazenovia, NY

May-28 to Jun-28
Beyond Black and White: Highlights from the Permanent Collec
Hamilton, NY

May-30 to May-31
Madison County Relay For Life
Oneida, NY

May-30 to May-30
Children's Program: Balloons!
Hamilton, NY

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May, 2015
23 Fire Flies, Frogs and Stars
Canastota
697-2950
greatswampconservancy@gmail.com
www.Great Swamp Conservancy.org

Three Citizen Science programs. At 8 pm find out why the fireflies are disappearing across the USA and learn more about these magical insects. At 9 pm join the GSC Chapter of FrogWatch USA to learn the calls of local frogs and toads then learn how to record information for the national research database. Weather permitting a Star Gazing program will close the evening. A great evening for the entire family. Come connect with nature.

26 Tuesdays on the Towpath: Chittenango
Chittenango
(315) 687-3801
info@clcbm.org

3rd Anniversary of the award winning Tuesdays on the Towpath - a series of eight recreational bike rides on the Old Erie Canal State Historic Park Towpath. Bring your bike and join us the second and fourth Tuesday of each month, May-August. All rides begin at 6pm and are about 10 miles. We welcome all riders. Helmets required. Before each ride, find route details on the Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum Facebook page. The May 26th, 6pm ride is in Chittenango! Meet at the Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum located at 717 Lakeport Road, Chittenango, NY!

28 Preservation Month
Cazenovia
(315) 655-3200
www.lorenzoNY.org

In celebration of PRESERVATION MONTH, Ann-Isabel Friedman of the Landmarks Conservancy in New York City will present “Saving Central New York’s Sacred Properties” As Director of the Conservancy’s SACRED SITES program, Ms. Friedman will showcase both past support and future funding opportunities as made possible by SACRED SITES. Since its founding in 1986, SACRED SITES has helped more than 720 houses of worship throughout New York State that have received more than $8.4 million in grants from the Sacred Sites Fund, supporting over $570 million in restoration and repair projects in the state. SACRED SITES is the oldest and largest statewide grant program to help landmark religious properties. With support from The Friends of Lorenzo, this free program will take place at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 12 Mill Street, Cazenovia; a reception will follow. For more information, please visit www.lorenzoNY.org or contact Diane Voss at (315) 655-3200, ext. 100.

28—6/28 Beyond Black and White: Highlights from the Permanent Collec
Hamilton
3152287634
pickerart@colgate.edu
http://www.colgate.edu/picker

Black and white are fundamental to the story of art. Drawn from the Picker Art Gallery's permanent collection, this exhibition explores the dynamic use of these achromatic colors in works of art from the 15th through the 21st centuries. Monday-Friday, 10am-5pm; Saturday and Sunday, 12-5pm; and the third Thursday of every month, 10am-8pm. Closed Monday,June 15th, Monday June 22nd, major holidays, and June 29 September 16, 2015.

30—30 Children's Program: Balloons!
Hamilton
3152287480
helia@colgate.edu

It's a balloon party! Join us for story time, crafts, games, and snacks all about balloons! Open to children of all ages.

30—30 Fly Fishing and Mindfulness Retreat for Women
Chittenango
426-8330
nicolesgarden@gmail.com

Learn scientifically proven, simple techniques to manage stress, as well as introductory fly fishing skills in this revitalizing and enriching one day retreat. Lunch and supplies included. 9-4 pm. $95.

30—31 Madison County Relay For Life
Oneida
1-800-227-2345
madisoncountyrelay@gmail.com
relayforlife.org/madisoncountyny

2015 Relay Theme: "Cowboy Up!" Join us in activities, entertainment, food, and fundraising throughout the day and night. Saturday 2:00pm through Sunday 7am at the Oneida High School Track. Supporting the American Cancer Society

June, 2015
5—7 Madison Bouckville June Antique Show
Bouckville
www.Madison-Bouckville.com

The annual Madison Bouckville June Antique show. Several vendors from all over the northeast will set up in Bouckville. This show has grown every year and tis year is no exception. Come out and enjoy the shopping that Bouckville has to offer. June 5-7th

5—7 Oz-Stravaganza!
Chittenango
315-333-2286
colleen@oz-stravaganza.com
www.oz-stravaganza.com

Family friendly annual festival celebrating creator of Oz L. Frank Baum and all things Oz related. The event offers a grand music filled parade, amusement rides, games, lots of food choices, fireworks, hot air balloon launches,Oz special guests, autograph sessions, 3 days of free entertainment on stage, silent auctions, crafter/vendor show, Munchkin Mile kids run,writing contest and so much more.

11—14 International Boxing Hall of Fame Induction Weekend
Canastota
315-697-7095
www.ibhof.com

THE BOXING HALL OF FAME IN CANASTOTA IS PUTTING TOGETHER ALL THE RIGHT COMBINATIONS FOR A KNOCKOUT CELEBRATION JUNE 11TH THROUGH THE 14TH.JOIN US IN BOXINGS HOME TOWN FOR THE PARADE OF CHAMPIONS FEATURING THE STAR OF NBCS DRAMA CHICAGO P.D, JON SEDA AS THIS YEARS PARADE GRAND MARSHAL. ENJOY EXCITING ACTIVITIES ALL WEEKEND LONG INCLUDING THE BANQUET OF CHAMPIONS, 5K FUN RUN, GOLF TOURNAMENT, BOXING AUTOGRAPH CARD SHOW, COCKTAIL PARTY, THE OFFICIAL INDUCTION CEREMONY AND MORE. THIS YEARS PARADE WILL BE BIGGER AND BETTER THAN EVER. SUNDAY JUNE 14TH STARTING AT 1PM. BRING YOUR ENTIRE FAMILY TO SEE OVER 50 BOXING LEGENDS, MARCHING BANDS, FLOATS, AND MORE!

THE BOXING HALL OF FAME INDUCTION WEEKEND, ITS GONNA BE A KNOCK OUT!

13—14 5th Annual CNY Fiber Festival
Bouckville
fiberfolk@cnyfiber.org
http://www.cnyfiber.org

Over 100 Booths Under Cover Featuring Handmade Products from Natural Fibers. Admission: $6; Children 12 & under Free. Free Parking. Tim Carr Music. Dog Herding with Jack Cymerman; Sheep Shearing with Jim Baldwin. Yarn, Roving, Fiber Arts Supplies, Demonstrations, Exhibits, Fiber Animals, Specialty Artisans. Children's Activities, Fiber Story Hour. Workshops Registration required. Food Rain or Shine No Dogs Allowed.

14 SECOND ANNUAL STRAWBERRY JAM AT THE MANSION HOUSE
Oneida
315-363-0745
phoffman@oneidacommunity.org
www.oneidacommunity.org

The activities begin with a flea market in the Vineyard across from the Mansion House at 9 am. Spaces to sell goods are available for $10. From 12 to 4 pm, chow down on hamburgers, hot dogs and salt potatoes prepared by Kenwood and Vine in the Quadrangle of the Mansion House and enjoy a bluegrass jam with Geoff and Spencer Noyes from 12 to 2 and the Twenty Main band from 2 to 4 on the south lawn. And make sure you indulge in delicious goodies and drinks throughout the afternoon prepared with strawberries, of course. There is no admission charge to the Mansion House which will be open from 12 to 4 pm with guides stationed at locations throughout the museum to answer questions. Attend an illustrated introduction to the site presented by Curator Tony Wonderley in the Big Hall at 1 pm and again at 2:30 pm.

18 Friends of Lorenzo Garden Gala
Cazenovia
(315) 655-3200
www.lorenzoNY.org

Beginning in 1983, The Friends have underwritten the restoration and on-going maintenance of the Ellen Shipman-designed garden at Lorenzo. In celebration of this magnificent space, join The Friends board for this horticultural-themed Gala, and salute the 40 years of Friends support at Lorenzo. Also take a chance to win a private, catered dinner for eight in the formal garden; winner to be announced at the Gala. The Gala is from 6pm - 8pm. If you are not already a member and are interested in receiving an invitation, visit www.lorenzoNY.org or call Diane Voss at (315) 655-3200, ext. 100.

20—20 GowiththeFlowAdventures
Chittenango
426-8330
NicoleChristinaLCSW@gmail.com
GoWiththeFlowAdventures.com

Experience a day of mindfulness and intro fly fishing, taught by two local experts, on beautiful Chittenango Creek. No experience necessary. Materials, lunch and snacks included.

21 Hamilton Father's Day Fly-In Pancake Breakfast
Hamilton
thisishamiltonny.com

Celebrate Father's day with family and friends at the ever-popular Fly-In Pancake Breakfast! Activities and details are being determined at this very moment, but rest assured it will again offer delicious, hot off the griddle pancakes (and more), planes and helicopters to take a short ride in, raffles and entertainment! Watch for more information here or on thisishamiltonny.com This annual event is organized by the Hamilton Rotary and Hamilton Business Alliance.

21 EuroCar 2015
Cazenovia
(315) 655-3200
www.mgcarclub.com/cny

European-manufactured automobiles from pre-War to the present including MG, Alfa, BMW, Porsche, Austin-Healey, Fiat and Triumph will be on display. Music, food and related vendors also featured. Sponsored by the MG Car Club of Central New York. The show is 9AM - 3PM. Admission to see the show is free.

21 Garden Art Show
Cazenovia
(315) 558-8310
www.lorenzoNY.org

Outdoor exhibition of paintings and sculpture installed throughout the formal garden and Dark Aisle arboretum. Rain location: South Cottage, Lorenzo. Sponsored by Cazenovia Arts; for more information please call (315) 558-8310. The show is 10AM-3:30PM. No admission is charged. Note: beginning at the formal garden gate at 1 PM, a 20-minute guided historic tour of Lorenzo’s formal garden will also be offered (weather permitting). For more tour information, please visit www.lorenzoNY.org or call Jackie Roshia at (315) 655-3200, ext. 106.

23 Tuesdays on the Towpath: Canastota
Canastota
(315) 687-3801
info@clcbm.org

3rd Anniversary of the award winning Tuesdays on the Towpath - a series of eight recreational bike rides on the Old Erie Canal State Historic Park Towpath. Bring your bike and join us the second and fourth Tuesday of each month, May-August. All rides begin at 6pm and are about 10 miles. We welcome all riders. Helmets required. Before each ride, find route details on the Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum Facebook page. The June 23rd, 6pm ride is in Canastota! Meet at the Canastota Canal Town Museum located at 122 Canal St, Canastota, NY!

July, 2015
2 5th Annual Peterboro Emancipation Day
Peterboro
315-280-8828
http://www.gerritsmith.org/

Gathering-Assembly-Picture-Cemetery Solomon Northrup family discusses the impact of the movie 12 Years a Slave At Gerrit Smith Estate National Historic Landmark, Smithfield Community Center

4—5 CAVAC Arts and Crafts Show
Cazenovia
(315) 655-9798
cavacambulance.org/

More than 100 artisans are featured on the historic grounds at Lorenzo for this popular annual arts and crafts show and sale. Sponsored by the Cazenovia Area Volunteer Ambulance Corps (CAVAC): The show runs 10AM-5PM both days. Admission to the show is free. For more information, please contact the CAVAC business office at (315) 655-9798. Note beginning at the formal garden gate at 2 PM each day of the Show, a 20-minute guided historic tour of Lorenzo's formal garden will also be offered (weather permitting). For more tour information, please visit www.lorenzoNY.org or call Jackie Roshia at (315) 655-3200, ext. 106.

9—12 Madison County Fair
Brookfield
315-899-5867
madisoncountyfair39@yahoo.com
www.madisoncountyfairny.com

Experience all the offerings of a traditional agricultural fair; Animals, Agricultural Exhibits, Midway, Contest, Pageants, Live Music, Truck Pulls, Tractor Pulls, Demolition Derby, Rollover Contest & More. Affordable Fun for the Entire Family!

10 Symphoria at Lorenzo
Cazenovia
(315) 655-3200
www.lorenzoNY.org

The Friends of Lorenzo and Symphoria invite you to enjoy a free, open-air symphonic concert on the historic front lawn of Lorenzo. Reviving the long-standing tradition of free orchestral performances at Lorenzo, Symphoria is proud to schedule this year's signature summer concert in Cazenovia. The concert will begin at 8PM. For more information about the event or how to support this special evening, please contact www.lorenzoNY.org or call (315) 655-3200.

18—19 39th Annual Lorenzo Driving Competition
Cazenovia
(315) 655-3200
www.lorenzodriving.com

The cultural landscape at Lorenzo sets the backdrop for this acclaimed pleasure driving competition featuring tests of horse and carriage skill, timing and style; exhibits, sales, refreshments, and demonstrations also offered. Join us each day from 8AM-5PM. Admission to the show is free. Sponsored by the Lorenzo Driving Competition, Inc. For more information, please visit www.lorenzodriving.com or contact Tim Williams (twillit3@aim.com).

25—25 Open Farm Day
Madison County
315-684-3001
kmb279@cornell.edu
http://www.openfarmdaymadisoncounty.com

Open Farm Day is your chance to visit working farms and meet local farmers. Everyone is welcome to come enjoy farm tours and demonstrations, animals, product tastings and more!

27—31 Schoolhouse Summer Day Camp
Cazenovia
(315) 655-3200
www.lorenzoNY.org

Embark on a new adventure every day at Portals to the Past! The Friends of Lorenzo invite inquisitive boys and girls (ages 8-12) to step back in time for the eleventh season of the popular Rippleton School House Summer Camp. The schoolhouse, mansion and beautiful grounds of Lorenzo will be our portals to the past, as we study life in the 19th century and explore worlds of science, art and nature. Join us each day from 9AM-4PM. Camp is coordinated by Pat Hill. Pre-registration is required as space is limited. For fees and more information, visit www.lorenzoNY.org or call Diane Voss at (315) 655-3200, ext. 100

30—8/2 Slater Brothers' 7th Hamilton International Film Festival
Hamilton
1-813-929-9511
grant@sbehiff.com
www.sbehiff.com

SBE's Hamilton International Film Festival is one of the most reputed International Film events in the Northeast United States. The 2015 edition of the Festival is scheduled from July 30- August 2, 2015 in Hamilton, New York. The Festival is expected to be blessed with some eminent personalities in World Cinema, and it will offer a new experience for the audience who wish to sip the ever tasty cinematic language.

On August 01, 12:00 PM, the Festival will feature a panel discussion on the Business of Filmmaking at the Colgate University Bookstore. The panel members will be impeccable personalities from World Cinema, and one among them is Sohan Roy, an Indian who made the much acclaimed Hollywood flick, 'DAM 999'.

31—8/1 Tour the Towpath - 36 mile Recreational Bike Ride Event
Rome
315.366.2378
cmanchester@townofdewitt.com
https://www.usacycling.org/register/2015

A 36-mile recreational bike ride from Rome to Dewitt along the Old Erie Canal State Park Towpath Trail! Cycle along a largely off-road, flat stone dust trail through quaint communities and along the Old Erie Canal - the most famous canal in history: this is the original manmade waterway and engineering marvel built in the 1800s to transport goods and passengers to expand and open the west. This section of trail includes Canastota Canal Town Museum, Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum and Green Lakes State Park. Festivities planned throughout the ride ensure a fun-filled trip. One or two day ride options available! Option 1: Two-Day Ride starting on July 31st. Ride starts in Rome on Friday, overnight with tours and entertainment in Canastota, finishes with a celebration in DeWitt on Saturday. Two organized departure times from Rome at 11am and 1pm.

Option 2: One-Day Ride on August 1st. Ride the full 36 miles to DeWitt on Saturday! Tours and Eateries along the way. Start time is 9 am in Rome! Festivities planned on both ends and in Canastota. Registration is $30 if registered by July 24th!

August, 2015
1—1 2015 Peterboro Emancipation Day
Peterboro
315 280 8828
mail@sca-peterboro.org
www.sca-peterboro.org

Held at the Gerrit Smith National Historic Landmark in Peterboro, NY, this is an annual family event that honors Gerrit Smith's efforts to help freedom seekers and celebrate the families of those who settled in Peterboro. Begins at 10:00 AM under the tent, followed by a group photo, procession to cemetery by way of memorials throughout the town, a wreath ceremony, and a 2:00 PM program by the National Abolition Hall of Fame and Museum at the Smithfield Community Center on Pleasant Valley Road in Peterboro. Open to the public. Small admission.

10—16 44th Annual Madison Bouckville Antique Week
Bouckville
315-893-1762
info@madisontourism.com
www.madison-bouckville.com

Visit Madison and Bouckville as a 2-mile stretch of US Route 20 is lined with over 2000 antique dealers for an entire week. See and buy antiques and collectibles from past centuries, enjoy the excellent food vendors, and plenty of parking. Some show fields open as early as Sunday the 10th with all fields open by Thursday. For a full listing of all antique dealers, show fields and information on the event visit the website.

13 Moonlight Medley: Music & Movie at Lorenzo
Cazenovia
(315) 655-3200
www.lorenzoNY.org

Bring your lawn chairs and blankets, and enjoy a summer evening of live music and classic cinema. The jazzy sounds of J.T. Hall will permeate the air followed by the 1952 classic movie, The Quiet Man, on the front lawn of Lorenzo (weather permitting). This free summer evening of entertainment is sponsored by The Friends of Lorenzo and the Greater Cazenovia Area Chamber of Commerce. Picnic dinners available by pre-order and summer refreshments will also be available. Music starts at 6:30PM and the movie will follow. For more information, please visit www.lorenzoNY.org or contact Diane Voss at (315) 655-3200, ext. 100.

17—21 Kids' Canal Camp
Chittenango
3156873801
info@clcbm.org
www.clcbm.org

Three sessions will be held 9am-12pm Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. There will be lots of fun learning about life on the Erie Canal with hands-on activities, including archaeology.

September, 2015
14 100 Years of Change in the Kitchen
Cazenovia
(315) 655-3200
www.lorenzoNY.org

Lynne Belluscio, executive director of LeRoy Historical Society and former special events coordinator at Genesee Country Museum, will draw upon her three decades of experience in the research and documentation of traditional American cooking methods for her presentation at Lorenz's September docent meeting. This free program will be open to the public and take place in the Community Room at the Cazenovia Public Library. The program will begin at 12:30PM. For more information, please visit www.lorenzoNY.org or contact Jackie Roshia at (315)655-3200, ext. 106.

27 "Community Day" at Rippleton Schoolhouse
Cazenovia
(315) 655-3200
www.lorenzoNY.org

With support from The Friends of Lorenzo, the Rippleton Schoolhouse was moved to the grounds of Lorenzo in 1997, and each year, Rippleton sets the stage for hundreds of Central New York pupils to attend school in a restored one-room schoolhouse. Beginning in 2002, The Friends have hosted this popular event for kids of all ages. To enjoy a return to the past, patrons are invited to partake of 19th Century games, live music, fall refreshments, wagon rides, country school activities and more! Join us from 1PM-4PM, admission is free. For more information, please visit www.lorenzoNY.org or contact Diane Voss at (315) 655-3200, ext. 100

October, 2015
10—10 An Evening with Tom Rush
Oneida
315-363-0745
pcaputi@oneidacommunity.org
www.oneidacommunity.org

Tom Rush's impact on the American music scene has been profound. He helped shape the folk revival in the 60s and the renaissance of the 80s and 90s, his music having left its stamp on generations of artists. James Taylor, Emmylou Harris, Tom Petty and Garth Brooks have cited Tom as major influences. His early recordings introduced the world to the work of Joni Mitchell, Jackson Browne and James Taylor. Tom is now celebrating his 52nd year on stage and in the studio, still doing what audiences love him for: writing and playing passionately, tenderly knitting together the musical traditions and talents of our times. OCMH Members, $35, Non-members, $40, At the Door, $45. A special thanks to our lead sponsor, Oneida Financial Corp., and to International Wire and the Gifford Foundation for making this concert possible. Special VIP dinner with Tom Rush before the concert, limited seating $100 includes dinner at Kenwood and Vine and reserved concert seating. Call for tickets/reservations.

December, 2015
2 Friends of Lorenzo Member Guest Preview Party
Cazenovia
(315) 655-3200
www.lorenzoNY.org

Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker" is the theme of this year's presentation of Christmas at Lorenzo, and following tradition, The Friends of Lorenzo will again showcase the holiday bedecked Mansion at their annual Preview Party. Hosted by the board of The Friends, members and their guests are treated to a special evening of live music and seasonal delights. This event is 6PM-8PM, an admission fee is charged. If you are not already a member and would like more information, visit www.lorenzoNY.org or contact Diane Voss at (315) 655-3200, ext. 100.

4 Christmas by Candlelight at Lorenzo
Cazenovia
(315) 655-3200
www.lorenzoNY.org

Bedecked in holiday finery, the neoclassical Mansion sets the stage for Christmas at Lorenzo. With support from the Friends of Lorenzo, this perennially favorite December program will showcase decorative inspirations and seasonal displays based on the theme of Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker. Holiday refreshments and live music will also be offered; sleigh rides (weather permitting) will be available throughout the weekend, and ornamental crafts and holidays treats will also be featured at the Rippleton Schoolhouse on Sunday. Friday, Dec. 4 hours are 7PM-9PM. Admission fees: $5 per person, $2 for children 12 and under. For more information, please visit www.lorenzoNY.org or contact Diane Voss at (315) 655-3200, ext. 100.

5—6 Christmas at Lorenzo
Cazenovia
(315) 655-3200
www.lorenzoNY.org

Bedecked in holiday finery, the neoclassical Mansion sets the stage for Christmas at Lorenzo. With support from the Friends of Lorenzo, this perennially favorite December program will showcase decorative inspirations and seasonal displays based on the theme of Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker. Holiday refreshments and live music will also be offered; sleigh rides (weather permitting) will be available throughout the weekend, and ornamental crafts and holidays treats will also be featured at the Rippleton Schoolhouse on Sunday. Hours are 1PM-4PM both days. Admission fees: $5 per person, $2 for children 12 and under. For more information, please visit www.lorenzoNY.org or contact Diane Voss at (315) 655-3200, ext. 100.

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