Find the sweetest spots in our state, right in the middle of it all.
A stormy night, a killer on the loose—it must be the Cider Mill Playhouse production of It Could Be Any One Of Us, a new thriller premiering September 13 to October 7 at this quaint Endicott playhouse. Return in November for rousing George M. Cohan tunes in Tintypes, with music by Cohan, Scott Joplin and John Philip Sousa.
See the wild side of Binghamton when you visit the Binghamton Zoo at Ross Park, where more than 100 different species of animals line the winding wooded paths. Come to Zoo Brew on September 15 when the zoo becomes a beer garden featuring ales, lagers and beers from breweries across the northeast. For families, there’s Family Boo at the Zoo throughout October.
Calling all dancers to Dance-a-Thon at Binghamton’s Roberson Museum and Science Center, October 6. Show your moves, or just watch the fun at one of the region’s most fascinating museums during this free-admission event with jams by DJ Mo “Music” Taylor. Dance groups, cheer teams, and happy feet welcome.
Cazenovia College invites you to a taste of jazz at its 2012 AmeriCU Jazz-N-Caz celebration, September 20-22. Several venues share the music of Gent Treadly, Nicki Parrott, Vince Falcone, Gap Mangione and many more performers. It’s all free to the public and all musicians are welcome to sit in at Jazz After Hours.
Over 160 classic cars motor you through automotive history at the Northeast Classic Car Museum in Norwich. Five galleries full of chrome and memories await, with videos, period fashions and nostalgic touches that tell the story of America’s love affair with the automobile. Lots of events in fall include the Fireball Run and Great Chocolate Train Festival. Enter throughout September to win a sweet ‘64 Mustang.
Cooperstown is the Village of Museums, home of the National Baseball Hall of Fame, Fenimore House and The Farmers’ Museum. But the charm spills onto its streets as well in quaint shops, restaurants and B&Bs. A quiet weekend in this nostalgic village recalls simpler times.
In nearby Cherry Valley, the Cherry Valley Kite Festival lures kite-building artists and flyers from coast to coast to launch their state of the art designs skyward, September 21-22. Enjoy a BBQ and bonfire, kite auction, hayrides and music while you cheer the flyers.
Explore four floors of hands-on fun at the Children’s Museum of Utica, with the accent on local history, science and the arts. Favorites include a new planetarium exhibit, life-sized wooden railroad, Iroquois longhouse, and dinosaurs. Pilot a real airplane and operate numerous trains.
See the Schoharie Valley the way your ancestors might have at the Old Stone Fort Museum Complex. Explore an early 18th-century home and Dutch barn, 19th-century law office and one-room schoolhouse, and a stone church that helped fight off British forces in 1780. An October 6-7 History Fair welcomes costumed reenactors, traditional artisans and music that spans generations.
National headliners and local artists alike share the stage at Oneonta’s Foothills Performing Arts Center, where performers come to learn, rehearse and perform to the delight of visitors. Their several venues welcome groups and audiences large and small. Bring your family, December 9-10, for a Tanya Tucker Christmas with the CMA’s 1991 Female Vocalist of the Year.
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