Events for March 2017
Geneva Area Chamber of Commerce
Mar 04   Comedy Night

Geneva YMCA announces Annual Comedy Night

(Geneva, N.Y.) The Geneva YMCA will host its 20th annual Comedy Night on March 4, at Club 86 with proceeds benefiting the Y’s programs and financial aid program.  The forty-five dollar ticket price includes: cash bar, hors d’oeuvers, full course dinner, two comics, giant balloon raffle and free babysitting at the Y.

Geneva Y Program Director, Mary Bakogiannis said, “This is one of our signature events and the reason why Comedy Night usually sells out is the great value it is. The comics are very funny and have entertained on late night television shows and the bigger comedy clubs. The food at the Club is excellent, there is free babysitting for parents with young children and after twenty years, most people know what a great time they will have.”

A limited amount of corporate sponsorships are available which include tickets, program display ads and mentions throughout the evening.

For tickets and for more information contact the Y, 399 William Street, or call 315.789.1616.

Date:   March 4, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Contact:   Charlie 315.789.1616
Email:   cevangelista@genevafamilyymca.org
Mar 08   GACoC Business After Hours Networking Mixer

Featuring refreshments, plant tours, company overview & presentation, special offers from the Company Store, and an in-depth look behind the scenes at how this famed and historic local industry functions.

*Please Note:  Due to space restrictions and specific safety mandates, RSVPs are required to attend this BAH event.  Please contact the Chamber by Friday, March 3 to confirm your reservation and tour time.

If you would like to join one of the plant tours please keep in mind “What to Wear at Zotos”:

-Closed toe/closed heel shoes

-Leather or Leather like shoes.

-No high heeled shoes, no heel greater than 1 inch

-Long Pants (no skirts for ladies).

 

Please RSVP by emailing info@genevany.com or calling 315-789-1776.

Date:   March 8, 2017
Time:   05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Website:   http://genevany.com/?p=30055
Location:   Zotos International
300 Forge Ave.
Geneva, NY 14456
Contact:   Geneva Area Chamber of Commerce
Email:   info@genevany.com
Date/Time Details:   Wednesday, March 8, 2017
5 pm - 7 pm
Fees/Admission:   $5 for members
$10 for non-members
Mar 17   The Ravinous Table ? A Special Wine and Food Experience

Enjoy the excitement of a communal dining table where The Ravinous Kitchen Chef Scott Riesenberger creates a seasonal menu of beautiful courses each perfectly paired with the expressive, balanced wines of Ravines Wine Cellars.

Guests arrive at 6 p.m., greeted with a glass of Sparkling Brut and savory amuse-bouche. Guests then head to the wine cellar where they participate in a brief but engaging tour including a barrel tasting paired with a delicious appetizer. Dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. with four beautiful courses at our farm table with Chef Scott Riesenberger guiding the guests through the courses and the wine pairings.

Tickets are limited as the table only seats up to 16 people. Reserve your seat today on Ravines' website http://www.ravineswine.com/Visit-Us/Farm-to-Table-Tastings or call 315-781-7007.

Date:   March 17, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://www.ravineswine.com/Visit-Us/Farm-to-Table-Tastings
Location:  

The Ravinous Kitchen at Ravines Wine Cellars, 400 Barracks Rd, Geneva, New York 14456

Contact:   For more information or to reserve your seat, visit our website or call 315-781-7007. http://www.ravineswine.com/Visit-Us/Farm-to-Table-Tastings
Email:   info@ravineswine.com
Fees/Admission:  

$65 per person (gratuity not included)

Mar 18 - Mar 19   3rd Bacon on the Lakein

You read it right… we said BACON! The wineries have paired tantalizing bacon dishes with CLWT wines for your pleasure. Your taste buds will thank us later. At every winery, leave a ticket stub in the piggy bank for a chance to win a BBQ Bacon Basket. One lucky person will win a BBQ Smoker!

Besides sampling bacon infused dishes, you’ll sample a wine that compliments that dish, and also be offered up to 3 more additional wine tastings.

In addition, make sure to visit each of the 16 wineries to be eligible to win a BBQ themed gift basket containing BBQ sauces, utensils, and so much more! Just tear off a stub from your ticket at each winery and deposit into a Cayuga Lake Wine Trail Piggy Bank. The more wineries you visit the more chances you have to win!

Saturday 10-5 pm, ALL 16 wineries are participating.
Sunday 10-5 pm, ALL 16 wineries are participating.

 

Make sure to hand in your ticket to be eligible to win one of our Grand Prizes:


The Hotel Ithaca
Finger Lakes Winery Tours
Deerhead Lakeside Restaurant & Bar
Cobtree Vacation Rental Resort
La Tourelle
Cayuga Lake Cabins
34 State "Historic Luxury Suites"
10 Fitch Luxurious Romantic Inn
Finger Lakes Wine Fest

 

Tickets:

Each ticket is good for the whole weekend, to visit each winery once.

Single tickets are $35 and include:

  • 1 souvenir wine glass
  • 1 wine and food pairing at each winery
  • 3 additional wine tastings per winery
  • 1 recipe collection 
  • A chance to win a BBQ themed basket at each winery

 

Discounted designated driver tickets are available. The DD gets all the same perks as a regular ticket, minus the wine.  They also get a DD travel mug, rather than a wine glass. $17.50 for a single.

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

Tickets can also be purchased by calling 800-684-5217.

Packages that offer tickets, transportation and accommodations are also available.

When ordering tickets, will you be asked to choose a specific starting point. This is where you’ll start the event and be given your wine glass & front, back and ring to your recipe collection.

 

If you’re part of a large group (15+), we ask that you contact the office prior to ordering your tickets; to be sure the whole group can be accommodated at a starting point. If you purchased your ticket separately from your group, please notify the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail office at 800-684-5217 or info@cayugawinetrail.com so we can make sure that you have the same starting point.

For large groups, we also offer itineraries to ensure smooth flow of the buses throughout the day. Please contact the trail office to order your tickets and get your itinerary started.

We reserve the right to limit the number of large groups purchasing tickets.

Tickets to our events CANNOT be REFUNDED.

Date:   March 18, 2017 - March 19, 2017
Time:   10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://cayugawinetrail.com/events/661/3rd-annual-bacon-on-the-lakein
Contact:   800-684-5217
Email:   info@cayugawinetrail.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturday 10-5 pm
Sunday 10-5 pm
Fees/Admission:   $35 single
$17.50 designated driver
Mar 18   The Burning of The Canes

The day will include food and wine, bonfires and live music. FREE Admission! Bring chairs and blankets, please no coolers. Friendly dogs on leashes welcome.

Each year after harvest, grape vines are pruned to ensure a good crop of grapes the following season. Drawn from the old tradition in winemaking regions of France, The Burning of the Canes will celebrate the previous year's work and prepare for the upcoming season by hosting an outdoor feast and burning the cuttings (canes). Live music by the Meg Gehman & The Influence. Join us for food, wine, fire and fun! Free admission!

Food, wine, and tastings extra. Traditional fare includes Wine Barrel Smoked Sausage served with local syrup, Griddle Fried Potatoes, and Homemade Apple Sauce. Also available is Reed Road Corn Chowder, Chocolate Chip Cookie S'mores, Mulled Wine & Hot Chocolate, and Fox Run wines by the glass and bottle.

Date:   March 18, 2017
Time:   12:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://www.foxrunvineyards.com
Location:   Fox Run Vineyards
670 State Route 14
Penn Yan, NY 14527

 
Contact:   Fox Run Vineyards, 315-536-4616
Email:   info@foxrunvineyards.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, March 18, 2017
12 pm – 4 pm
 
Fees/Admission:  

Free admission!
Food, wine, and tastings extra.

Mar 18   The Ravinous Table ? A Special Wine and Food Experience

Enjoy the excitement of a communal dining table where The Ravinous Kitchen Chef Scott Riesenberger creates a seasonal menu of beautiful courses each perfectly paired with the expressive, balanced wines of Ravines Wine Cellars.

Guests arrive at 6 p.m., greeted with a glass of Sparkling Brut and savory amuse-bouche. Guests then head to the wine cellar where they participate in a brief but engaging tour including a barrel tasting paired with a delicious appetizer. Dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. with four beautiful courses at our farm table with Chef Scott Riesenberger guiding the guests through the courses and the wine pairings.

Tickets are limited as the table only seats up to 16 people. Reserve your seat today on Ravines' website http://www.ravineswine.com/Visit-Us/Farm-to-Table-Tastings or call 315-781-7007.

Date:   March 18, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://www.ravineswine.com/Visit-Us/Farm-to-Table-Tastings
Location:  

The Ravinous Kitchen at Ravines Wine Cellars, 400 Barracks Rd, Geneva, New York 14456

Contact:   For more information or to reserve your seat, visit our website or call 315-781-7007. http://www.ravineswine.com/Visit-Us/Farm-to-Table-Tastings
Email:   info@ravineswine.com
Fees/Admission:  

$65 per person (gratuity not included)

Mar 21   Geneva Community Cafe
The Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition of Ontario County, an initiative of the Partnership for Ontario County, is providing a community cafe in Geneva.  We have collaborated with the Geneva Head Start Program to provide this event.  We will be discussing the history of the heroin epidemic in our community and allowing the community to discuss ways to create community wide change.

Childcare will be provided by the staff of Head Start.
Date:   March 21, 2017
Time:   05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Website:   http://www.partnershipforontariocounty.org
Location:   West Street School, 30 West St, Geneva        
Contact:   Petrea Rae
Email:   petrea.rae@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday, March 21st from 5pm - 7pm
Fees/Admission:   Free of charge
Mar 24   The Ravinous Table ? A Special Wine and Food Experience

Enjoy the excitement of a communal dining table where The Ravinous Kitchen Chef Scott Riesenberger creates a seasonal menu of beautiful courses each perfectly paired with the expressive, balanced wines of Ravines Wine Cellars.

Guests arrive at 6 p.m., greeted with a glass of Sparkling Brut and savory amuse-bouche. Guests then head to the wine cellar where they participate in a brief but engaging tour including a barrel tasting paired with a delicious appetizer. Dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. with four beautiful courses at our farm table with Chef Scott Riesenberger guiding the guests through the courses and the wine pairings.

Tickets are limited as the table only seats up to 16 people. Reserve your seat today on Ravines' website http://www.ravineswine.com/Visit-Us/Farm-to-Table-Tastings or call 315-781-7007.

Date:   March 24, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://www.ravineswine.com/Visit-Us/Farm-to-Table-Tastings
Location:  

The Ravinous Kitchen at Ravines Wine Cellars, 400 Barracks Rd, Geneva, New York 14456

Contact:   For more information or to reserve your seat, visit our website or call 315-781-7007. http://www.ravineswine.com/Visit-Us/Farm-to-Table-Tastings
Email:   info@ravineswine.com
Fees/Admission:  

$65 per person (gratuity not included)

Mar 25   The Ravinous Table ? A Special Wine and Food Experience

Enjoy the excitement of a communal dining table where The Ravinous Kitchen Chef Scott Riesenberger creates a seasonal menu of beautiful courses each perfectly paired with the expressive, balanced wines of Ravines Wine Cellars.

Guests arrive at 6 p.m., greeted with a glass of Sparkling Brut and savory amuse-bouche. Guests then head to the wine cellar where they participate in a brief but engaging tour including a barrel tasting paired with a delicious appetizer. Dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. with four beautiful courses at our farm table with Chef Scott Riesenberger guiding the guests through the courses and the wine pairings.

Tickets are limited as the table only seats up to 16 people. Reserve your seat today on Ravines' website http://www.ravineswine.com/Visit-Us/Farm-to-Table-Tastings or call 315-781-7007.

Date:   March 25, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://www.ravineswine.com/Visit-Us/Farm-to-Table-Tastings
Location:  

The Ravinous Kitchen at Ravines Wine Cellars, 400 Barracks Rd, Geneva, New York 14456

Contact:   For more information or to reserve your seat, visit our website or call 315-781-7007. http://www.ravineswine.com/Visit-Us/Farm-to-Table-Tastings
Email:   info@ravineswine.com
Fees/Admission:  

$65 per person (gratuity not included)

Mar 28   Equal Rights by all means Genevas Role in Suffrage Drama

Hobart and William Smith Professor Christine Woodworth kicks off our Spring Lecture Series with “‘Equal Rights by all means!’: Geneva's Role in Suffrage Drama."

On the afternoon of March 31, 1910, hundreds of people filled the Maxine Elliott Theatre in New York City for an afternoon of variety entertainment organized by actress Beatrice Forbes-Robertson in support of suffrage. The U.K. and U.S. suffrage movements converged onstage as British and American actresses performed three short suffrage plays interspersed by rousing speeches and satirical poems delivered by figures such as Maxine Elliott herself and Harriot Stanton Blatch, daughter of Elizabeth Cady Stanton. The matinee generated over $1000 in donations and led the New York Times reviewer to assert, “If Equal Rights will result in many more entertainments as pleasant as the one arranged…at the Maxine Elliott Theatre yesterday, then Equal Rights by all means!” Much of the archival evidence of the 1910 suffrage matinee survives in scrapbooks compiled by Genevans Elizabeth Smith Miller and her daughter Anne Fitzhugh Miller. Woodworth will explore the Geneva connections to the suffrage matinee and reveal how the performance laid the foundation for future U.S. performances of British pro-suffrage propaganda plays. The lecture will conclude with a staged reading of one of the pieces included in the matinee. Performers will include HWS students and members of the Geneva community.

Chris Woodworth is an Assistant Professor of Theatre at Hobart & William Smith Colleges, where she primarily teaches courses in theatre history and directs. Chris is currently an HWS Fisher Center Fellow, exploring the 2016-2017 theme: “No Place Like Home.”

Chris is originally from Geneva and has directed local productions for HWS Theatre, Geneva Theatre Guild, and Headless Sullivan Theater, as well as the Geneva Historical Society's 2014 program From Beyond: Washington St. Cemetery Stories.

This program is supported in part by the Samuel B. Williams fund for programs in the Humanities. For more information about this program call the Geneva Historical Society at 315-789-5151.

Date:   March 28, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Website:   http://www.genevahistoricalsociety.com
Location:   Geneva Historical Society
543 South Main St
Geneva, NY 14456
Contact:   315-789-5151
Email:   info@genevahistoricalsociety.com
Date/Time Details:   3/28/17 7PM
Fees/Admission:   Free
Mar 31   Branch by Bellangelo Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
The Geneva Area Chamber of Commerce has announced that it will be co-hosting a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony & Open House on Friday, March 31, 2017 to celebrate the grand opening of Branch by Bellangelo.  Located at 226 Turk Road in Geneva, the business opened in the fall of 2016.
 
Branch, a satellite tasting room for Villa Bellangelo winery, offers wine tastings, special wine and food pairing events, and also serves a variety of menu options daily at their café, all using locally sourced products. On Saturdays and Sundays, Branch also features a special brunch menu for guests to enjoy.
 
The Grand Opening event will take place from 12-3 p.m., and will feature lunch specials, complimentary hors d’oeuvres, a pre-tasting of their new Rose, and special drawings.  This event will also include a ceremonial ribbon cutting and photo op with Chamber representatives at noon.  The event is free and open to the public.
 
As a key benefit of Chamber membership, the Geneva Area Chamber of Commerce offers assistance and promotion of members’ Milestone Celebrations.  The co-hosted promotional events offer exposure and awareness for member businesses along with the people, products, and services that each provides.  Milestone Celebrations can include Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies, Anniversary Celebrations, Grand Openings, Re-Openings, or Relocation-based Open Houses. 
 
For more information about Chamber membership and benefits, such as milestone celebrations, please call the Chamber at (315) 789-1776 or email info@genevany.com.  Additional information can be found by visiting the Chamber’s website www.genevany.com
Date:   March 31, 2017
Time:   12:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://genevany.com/?p=52240
Location:   Branch by Bellangelo
226 Turk Road
Geneva, NY 14456
Date/Time Details:   Friday, March 31, 2017
12:00-3:00 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Free
Mar 31   The Ravinous Table ? A Special Wine and Food Experience

Enjoy the excitement of a communal dining table where The Ravinous Kitchen Chef Scott Riesenberger creates a seasonal menu of beautiful courses each perfectly paired with the expressive, balanced wines of Ravines Wine Cellars.

Guests arrive at 6 p.m., greeted with a glass of Sparkling Brut and savory amuse-bouche. Guests then head to the wine cellar where they participate in a brief but engaging tour including a barrel tasting paired with a delicious appetizer. Dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. with four beautiful courses at our farm table with Chef Scott Riesenberger guiding the guests through the courses and the wine pairings.

Tickets are limited as the table only seats up to 16 people. Reserve your seat today on Ravines' website http://www.ravineswine.com/Visit-Us/Farm-to-Table-Tastings or call 315-781-7007.

Date:   March 31, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://www.ravineswine.com/Visit-Us/Farm-to-Table-Tastings
Location:  

The Ravinous Kitchen at Ravines Wine Cellars, 400 Barracks Rd, Geneva, New York 14456

Contact:   For more information or to reserve your seat, visit our website or call 315-781-7007. http://www.ravineswine.com/Visit-Us/Farm-to-Table-Tastings
Email:   info@ravineswine.com
Fees/Admission:  

$65 per person (gratuity not included)