There’s Fun in the Central NY Indoors too!
Including Canal Place, Beardslee Castle, Utica College Hockey & More!
The Stanley Center for the Arts has something for everyone: “The Addams Family” (February 12-13), The Chieftains (February 27), “Celtic Woman” (March 7) and “Elvis Lives” (March 12).
Utica Memorial Auditorium (The AUD) is THE place for hockey and skating events in February and March with Section III High School Hockey Finals, NYS High School Hockey Championships, Utica College Men’s and Women’s Hockey, and Skating Club of Utica’s Annual Ice Show (March 16-17).
Earlville Opera House has art exhibitions -- painter Chris McEvoy (through March 2) and photographer Vic Rosenberg’s “The Wonder of Africa” (March 9-April 13) – plus an Artisan Gift Shop and an Arts Café with live music. At Cazenovia College Art Gallery, the Faculty Biennial Exhibition (through February 15), the Annual Juried Student Exhibition (February 21-March 18), and BFA Exhibitions from the Division of Art & Design (March 19-May 5) are on display.
Roberson Museum and Science Center has a new digital planetarium and many exciting exhibits and programs. The Anderson Center for the Arts presents Luciana Souza and Romero Lubambo: Brazilian Duos (February 10) and China National Symphony Orchestra (February 13). First Friday Art Walk in Binghamton = gallery hopping, art openings, live performances & dining/merchant specials.
Attended a show at an operating cider mill lately? Now you can! See “Leading Ladies” (February) and “Trying” (March) at Cidermill Playhouse.
Amsterdam Castle is on the Register of Historic Places and was on HGTV’s ReZoned. From film shoots to friendly overnights, this private residence/B&B has charming amenities, a great event space and plenty of amusements, from billiards to wi-fi.
If indoors also means 156 feet below ground to you, take a tour of Howe Caverns and step into a prehistoric cavern six million years old.
Hometown pride for two local boys turned world boxing champions inspired the International Boxing Hall of Fame; today, boxing legends like Mohammad Ali are enshrined there.
Arkell Museum houses works by Winslow Homer, Georgia O’Keefe, Mary Cassatt and other American painters. Current shows: “Pastoral and Parkland: American Landscape Paintings (through March 31) and “From Giverny to the Brooklyn Bridge: American Impressionist Paintings from the Arkell Collections” (through April 7). And, Fenimore Art Museum has some of America’s best landscape, folk art, photography and American Indian art.
One man’s passion for collecting eventually became the Walter Elwood Museum, an interactive and unique assortment of 25,000 artifacts: Victorian, multicultural, natural history and the Mohawk Valley’s industrial past.
The Northeast Classic Car Museum has 160+ vehicles spanning the early 1900s to today – plus old auto treasures found in barns, cars made in New York, vintage fashions and airplane engines.
There are so many antique shops in this regioni - from small stores to multi-dealer spaces, almost every town has a collectible treasure shop! Beardslee Castle (built in 1860 as a Irish Castle replica) serves American cuisine in a memorable setting. Extend your visit by browsing in nearby antique shops and the Canal Place shopping district!
The Anderson Center for the Arts at SUNY Binghamton
Arkell Museum – Canajoharie
Beardslee Castle – Little Falls
Cazenovia College Art Gallery in Reisman Hall
Earlville Opera House
Fenimore Art Museum
First Friday Art Walk – Gorgeous Washington Street Association, Binghamton
International Boxing Hall of Fame - Canastota
Little Falls – things to do
Northeast Classic Car Museum – Norwich
Roberson Museum and Science Center
Stanley Center for the Arts – Utica
Utica Memorial Auditorium (The AUD)
Walter Elwood Museum – Amsterdam
For more winter Indoor travel ideas visit the Central NY region.