Events for May 2015
Geneva Area Chamber of Commerce
Apr 18 - May 16   Geneva City School Art Show
The 2015 Geneva City School District Student Art Show will open Saturday, April 18 at the Geneva History Museum. The show will include works by students at West and North Street Elementary Schools, Geneva Middle School and Geneva High School.

A reception will be held at the Museum in conjunction with Geneva Night Out on Friday, May 1 from 5-8 p.m. Refreshments will be provided by the Catharine Foster Hopkins Art Reading Club and there will be children's art activities in the Hucker Gallery.  The exhibit will be on display through Saturday, May 16. For more information, call the Geneva Historical Society at 315-789-5151 or visit www.genevahistoricalsociety.com.
Date:   April 18, 2015 - May 16, 2015
Website:   http://www.genevahistoricalsociety.com
Location:   543 South Main Street
Geneva, NY 14456
Contact:   315-789-5151
Email:   office@genevahistoricalsociety.com
Date/Time Details:   4/18/15 - 5/16/15
Fees/Admission:   Free
May 01 - Oct 31   Rose Hill Mansion Opens
The Rose Hill Mansion will open for the 2015 season on Friday, May 1. Administered by the Geneva Historical Society, the Greek Revival mansion and National Historical Landmark perches above Seneca Lake in the heart of the Finger Lakes.

Once a working farm, the house and surrounding grounds are now open seasonally for guided tours. Built in 1839, the elegant house was once the center of a busy and productive farm. Much of the guided tour focuses on the Swan family who lived there from 1850 to 1890. Through family letters, photographs, and diaries, visitors explore their joys and sorrows, and their interactions with neighbors and the many workers required to keep the large house and farm in working order. They discover how Robert Swan combined business methods of organization with scientific innovations like drain tile to make his farm more productive and profitable. Twenty rooms of the house are restored and furnished in the Empire style, popular from the 1820s to 1850s. The property also has a terrific view of Seneca Lake and nearby farmlands.
Date:   May 1, 2015 - October 31, 2015
Website:   http://www.genevahistoricalsociety.com
Location:   3373 Route 96A
Geneva, NY 14456
Contact:   Rose Hill Mansion 315-789-3848
Email:   office@genevahistoricalsociety.com
Date/Time Details:   5/1/15 - 10/31/15
Fees/Admission:   $7
May 01 - May 03   23rd Annual Wine and Herb Festival

If you have a green thumb and even if you don't you'll definitely not want to miss our 23rd Annual Wine & Herb Festival. Build your garden  full of fragrant herbs and veggies. You will receive a wine glass, a garden plan and a plant carrier at your starting point winery plus potted herb or veggie plants from each winery.

As you savor herb-prepared cuisine, sip our fine wines and make sure to take home the recipes so that you can be the highlight at your next get together with these great recipes.

Hand in your ticket to be eligible to win one of our Grand Prizes:
Corning Museum of Glass (shown below),

Experience! The Finger Lakes
Geneva on the Lake
Holiday Inn-Finger Lakes
LaTourelle
S&S Limousine
The Hotel Ithaca
Tuxill House
Water to Wine

FRIDAY 1 - 5 PM, the following wineries are participating:
King Ferry
Long Point
Montezuma
Six Mile Creek

SATURDAY and SUNDAY, 10 - 6 PM, all 17 wineries are participating.

At King Ferry or Long Point wineries only, you can start at 9 AM on Saturday, on Sunday 10:00AM. At the other starting wineries you can start at 10:00AM on both Saturday and Sunday.

A Couple ticket receives, 2 wine glasses, 1 herb or veggie per winery, one garden plan and one plant carrier plus wine and food pairings, extra tastings and recipe cards. 

A Single ticket receives, 1 wine glass, 1 herb or veggie per winery, one garden plan and one plant carrier plus wine and food pairings, extra tastings and recipe cards. 

Designated Drivers receive everything stated above except they receive a mug instead of a glass.

Be sure to buy your tickets early for we have a limited amount per weekend.

Packages will be available with accommodations at local hotels in Ithaca, Auburn and Seneca Falls, with transportation and tickets to the event.

Tickets can also be purchased through our 800#: 800-684-5217.

Date:   May 1, 2015 - May 3, 2015
Time:   01:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Website:   http://cayugawinetrail.com/events/131/23rd-annual-wine-herb-festival-may-1-3
Location:   Cayuga Lake Wine Trail
Contact:   800-684-5214
Email:   info@cayugawinetrail.com
Date/Time Details:   May 1, 1pm-5pm May 2 & 3, 10am-6pm
Fees/Admission:   $40/single ticket $60/couple ticket plus tax and handling
May 01   Happy Hour and FREE Live Music FRIDAYS at Ventosa Vineyards
Ventosa Vineyards Happy Hour and FREE Live Music Fridays.
BOGO Happy Hour wine, beer & mixers from 5-6pm
Live Music from various local artists 6-9pm
Cafe Toscana serving until 9pm
Please check our website www.ventosavineyards.com for weekly artists and specials
Date:   May 1, 2015
Time:   05:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://www.ventosavineyards.com
Location:   Ventosa Vineyards 3440 Route 96 A Geneva NY 14456
Email:   info@ventosavineyards.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday 5-9pm
Fees/Admission:   FREE
May 01   Spring Arts Festival
Spring Arts Festival, Finger Lakes Community College, 3325 Marvin Sands Drive, Canandaigua, May 1, 7 p.m. concert in auditorium featuring “Totally 80s” music, followed by Student Honors Art Exhibition in the Williams-Insalaco Gallery 34, free, (585) 785-1623.
Date:   May 1, 2015
Time:   07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Location:   Finger Lakes Community College, 3325 Marvin Sands Drive, Canandaigua,
Contact:   lenore friend
Email:   Friendll@flcc.edu
May 02 - Oct 31   Johnston House
The Johnston House is open Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sundays, 1-5 p.m., May through October. Closed July 4. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated.

The Johnston House is located at 3523 East Lake Road at Route 96A, near Geneva, New York. The house is administered by the Geneva Historical Society, located at 543 South Main Street, Geneva. For more information about the Johnston House, call 315-789-5151 or 315-789-3848 or visit our website at www.genevahistoricalsociety.com.
Date:   May 2, 2015 - October 31, 2015
Website:   http://www.genevahistoricalsociety.com
Location:   3523 East Lake Road
Geneva, NY 14456
Contact:   315-789-3848
Email:   office@genevahistoricalsociety.com
Date/Time Details:   5/2/15 10AM-4PM
Fees/Admission:   Free
May 02   Thrive to Survive General Cancer Support Group
Join us for our general cancer support group.
All are welcome to attend.
No registration required.
Drinks and snacks provided.

ATTENDANCE FREE

For more information, please contact:
(315) 374-0626 or help@thrivetosurvive.org
www.thrivetosurvive.org
Date:   May 2, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
May 02   Finger Lakes Chorale Spring Concert
Finger Lakes Chorale Spring Concert, St. John’s Episcopal Church, 183 N. Main St., Canandaigua, May 2, 7:30 p.m., soloists and favorite choruses, also Faure’s “Requiem,” free but donations requested for Dr. A. John Walker Music Award for Finger Lakes Community College music, music recording students, (585) 396-0027.
Date:   May 2, 2015
Time:   07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Location:   St. John?s Episcopal Church, 183 N. Main St., Canandaigua,
Contact:   lenore friend
Email:   Friendll@flcc.edu
May 03   Walk! MS
Walk MS is the rallying point of the MS movement- a community coming together to raise funds and celebrate hope for a future without MS. Through our 50 state network of chapters, Walk MS provides an opportunity to connect people living with MS and those who care about them. This community event raises critical funds to support life-changing programs and cutting-edge research. Nearly 340,000 people come together nation-wide to show the power of connections. Right here in Upstate New York, our 19 Walk MS locations raised more than $1.3 million in 2014. We encourage you to get connected and be part of the Upstate New York Chapter’s largest signature event by sponsoring this event.
Date:   May 3, 2015
Time:   09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Website:   https://secure3.convio.net/nmss/site/SPageNavigator/WLK_HOM_splash.html
Location:   The Inn on the Lake, 770 South Main St., Canandaigua, NY 14424
Contact:   Hillary Upton. 585-271-0805
Email:   hillary.upton@nmss.org
Date/Time Details:   May 3rd, 2015. Registration begins at 9am, Walk 10am.
May 03   Finger Lakes Chorale Spring Concert
Finger Lakes Chorale Spring Concert, St. John’s Episcopal Church, 183 N. Main St., Canandaigua, May 3, 3 p.m., soloists and favorite choruses, also Faure’s “Requiem,” free but donations requested for Dr. A. John Walker Music Award for Finger Lakes Community College music, music recording students, (585) 396-0027.
Date:   May 3, 2015
Time:   03:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Location:   St. John?s Episcopal Church, 183 N. Main St., Canandaigua,
Contact:   lenore friend
Email:   Friendll@flcc.edu
May 05   Jazz Ensemble Concert
Date:   May 5, 2015
Time:   07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Contact:   Lenore Friend
Email:   friendll@flcc.edu
May 06   Jazz Ensemble Concert
Date:   May 6, 2015
Time:   07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Contact:   Lenore Friend
Email:   friendll@flcc.edu
May 06   Trivia Night

The Grapevine Lounge at Ramada Geneva Lakefront presents Trivia Night
Every Wednesday Night
Free to Play, Free to Win

Hobart and William Smith Students get 15% off food and drinks with school I.D.

Date:   May 6, 2015
Time:   08:00 PM - 11:00 PM
May 07   Performance Class Concert

Performance Class Concert, Finger Lakes Community College, 3325 Marvin Sands Drive, Canandaigua, May 7, 12:30 p.m., Stage 14, arrive early to allow for parking, free, (585) 785-1623.

Date:   May 7, 2015
Time:   12:30 PM - 02:30 PM
Contact:   Lenore Friend
Email:   friendll@flcc.edu
May 08   Spring Concert
Date:   May 8, 2015
Time:   07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Contact:   Lenore Friend
Email:   friendll@flcc.edu
May 09 - May 14   DOUG'S Fish Fry To Go
On Thursday, May 14, DOUG'S FISH FRY TO GO will be at Five Star Bank, 11:00 am to 6:00 pm in Waterloo,on the corner of Routes 5&20 and 414. Phone orders will be accepted for pickup until 4:00 pm, by calling 607-423-5996. The event is to benefit the Council on Alcoholism.
Date:   May 9, 2015 - May 14, 2015
Location:   FIVE STAR BANK, ROUTES 414 AND 5&20, WATERLOO, NY
Contact:   Mary Ann Smith 315-789-8330 or 315-521-2758
Email:   smithcliffordg@aol.com
Date/Time Details:   11:00 AM TO 6:00 PM
May 10   Mother's Day Cruises on the Canandaigua Lady!
Treat your Mother to a cruise on Canandaigua Lake this Mother's Day!

One Mother Rides FREE with the purchase of One Adult Ticket!
 
Date:   May 10, 2015
Website:   http://www.cdgaboatcruises.com
Location:   The Canandaigua Lady Paddle Wheel Boat Cruise
205 Lakeshore Drive
Canandaigua, NY 14424
Contact:   Please call (585) 396-7350 to purchase your tickets on the Canandaigua Lady!
Email:   events@cdgalady.com
Date/Time Details:   Sunday, May 10th
Narrated Excursions:
10:30-12pm
12-2pm
2:30-4pm
Fees/Admission:   $18 Adults/$13 Kids 3-12, Kids 2 & Under Ride Free
$3 Additional for Upper Deck Guarantee
May 11   Civil War Reading & Discussion Program
In a unique collaboration, the New York Council for the Humanities and the National Endowment of the Humanities have joined forces with the Geneva Historical Society to offer "Making Sense of the Civil War," a monthly reading and discussion series that will run on the second and fourth Mondays of the month from February 23 to May 11, 2015.
Date:   May 11, 2015
Time:   06:30 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://www.genevahistoricalsociety.com
Location:   Geneva Historical Society
543 South Main Street
Geneva, NY 14456
Contact:   Geneva Historical Society 315-789-5151
Email:   office@genevahistoricalsociety.com
Date/Time Details:   5/11/2015 6:30-8:00PM
Fees/Admission:   Free
May 12   Music Recording Showcase
Date:   May 12, 2015
Time:   07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Contact:   Lenore Friend
Email:   friendll@flcc.edu
May 13   Composer's Forum
Date:   May 13, 2015
Time:   07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Contact:   Lenore Friend
Email:   friendll@flcc.edu
May 13   Trivia Night

The Grapevine Lounge at Ramada Geneva Lakefront presents Trivia Night
Every Wednesday Night
Free to Play, Free to Win

Hobart and William Smith Students get 15% off food and drinks with school I.D.

Date:   May 13, 2015
Time:   08:00 PM - 11:00 PM
May 15   Rose Hill by Candlelight
This spring see Rose Hill Mansion in a whole new light! On Friday, May 15, 2015, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., the Geneva Historical Society will be offering a special evening tour of the Mansion's first floor focused on how the rooms were used, especially in the evening. In the era before electric light, what did people do after dark? How did they get around their house, grounds, and community without modern lighting? Find out more about the Swan family's night life during the late 1800s and view the rooms yourself by (electric) candlelight.
 
Tours will leave every 30 minutes beginning at 6:30 p.m. The tour will last approximately  45 minutes and the last tour starts at 8:30 p.m. This special event includes light refreshments. The Carriage House Gift Shop and the Billsboro Tasting Room will also be open for the event. Admission is $10 per person, $7 for members of the Geneva Historical Society. As space is limited, reservations are suggested, but not required. Call 315-789-5151 for reservations
Date:   May 15, 2015
Time:   06:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Website:   http://www.genevahistoricalsociety.com
Location:   Rose Hill Mansion
3373 Route 96A
Geneva, NY 14456
Contact:   Geneva Historical Society 315-789-5151
Email:   office@genevahistoricalsociety.com
Date/Time Details:   5/15/15 6:30-8:30PM
Fees/Admission:   $10
May 17   Princesses & Superhero Lunch Cruise!

Enjoy lunch with "Elsa," "Cinderella" and "Captain America" on the Canandaigua Lady Boat Cruise!

The characters will entertain children & parents with story time, Bingo and dancing!

Take photos with the characters to document this special day out on Canandaigua Lake with your family!

Includes Boxed Turkey Lunch for All Passengers

Date:   May 17, 2015
Time:   12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Website:   http://www.cdgaboatcruises.com
Location:   The Canandaigua Lady Boat Cruise
205 Lakeshore Drive
Canandaigua, NY 14424
Contact:   Please call (585) 396-7350 or visit www.CdgaBoatCruises.com to make your reservations! Reservations can be made beginning in Late April.
Email:   info@cdgalady.com
Date/Time Details:   Sunday, May 17th
12-2pm
Fees/Admission:   $35 per passenger includes this special cruise, boxed turkey lunch, tax & gratuity.
May 20   Chamber Cup Golf Tournament
The Geneva Area Chamber of Commerce will be holding its 2015 Chamber Cup Golf Tournament on Wednesday, May 20 at Silver Creek Golf Course in Waterloo, NY.  This is a signature annual event for the Chamber and is one of its largest annual fundraisers.  Proceeds from the event support key programs and allow for new initiatives to be built once identified under strategic planning efforts.
Date:   May 20, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 07:00 PM
Location:   Silver Creek Golf Course
Waterloo, NY
Contact:   Abby Wandell (315) 789-1776
Email:   info@genevany.com
Date/Time Details:   Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Registration at 10 AM
Shotgun Start at 11 AM
Fees/Admission:   Please see website for details:
http://genevany.com/upcoming-event-chamber-cup-golf-tournament/
May 20   Trivia Night

The Grapevine Lounge at Ramada Geneva Lakefront presents Trivia Night
Every Wednesday Night
Free to Play, Free to Win

Hobart and William Smith Students get 15% off food and drinks with school I.D.

Date:   May 20, 2015
Time:   08:00 PM - 11:00 PM
May 27   Trivia Night

The Grapevine Lounge at Ramada Geneva Lakefront presents Trivia Night
Every Wednesday Night
Free to Play, Free to Win

Hobart and William Smith Students get 15% off food and drinks with school I.D.

Date:   May 27, 2015
Time:   08:00 PM - 11:00 PM
May 28   Ladies Night Out
Please join us for an evening of celebrating YOU and your YOU-ness, YOU-nited with other fabulous women of the community. Learn tips from local experts on fitness, acupuncture, nutrition, relaxation, chiropractic, health and more!! This FREE community event will include great information, fun takeaways, prizes, hor d'oeuvres, wine and a whole lot of awesomeness!! Please RSVP you and your friends, family, coworkers, etc. by calling (315) 789-9355 or emailing info@fingerlakeschiro.com before 5/26!
Date:   May 28, 2015
Time:   06:30 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://www.fingerlakeschiro.com/page/events.html
Location:   Finger Lakes Family Chiropractic Wellness, P.C. 324 W. North Street, Suite 1 Geneva, NY 14456 (Corner of north st. And carter rd. )
Contact:   (315) 789-9355
Email:   Info@fingerlakeschiro.com
Date/Time Details:   Thursday May 28, 2015 6:30pm -8pm
Fees/Admission:   Free
May 28   Antiques Club Hosts Program on Oliver Curtis Perry and the Great Train Robbery
The Antiques Club of the Finger Lakes will host a program on Oliver Curtis Perry and the Great Train Robbery on Thursday, May 28 at 7:00 at the Geneva History Museum, 543 S. Main Street. This will be an interesting and highly entertaining program presented by Larry Ann Evans, Executive Director of the Museum of Wayne County History. The Museum is housed in the 1856 Wayne County Jail and Sheriffs? residence where her great-grandfather Jerry Collins worked and sometimes lived for 50 years. Evans will tell the story of train robber Oliver Curtis Perry and his captor, Jerry Collins. The Antiques Club of the Finger Lakes includes residents of the Finger Lakes with a common interest in antiques, collecting and local history. Programming includes lectures, demonstrations and occasional visits to local history sites.
Date:   May 28, 2015
Time:   07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Location:   Geneva History Museum, 543 S. Main Street, Geneva
Contact:   Norma Press 315-789-4915
Email:   napress478@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   May 28,2015 from 7-9 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Free