Tuesday, October 04, 2016

October in The Oasis at Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards

"Picture this: a laid-back, tropical-inspired, outdoor pavilion overlooking Seneca Lake that’s also a cool and casual wine and beer bar. Now add some hotdogs on the grill, fresh-baked bread baskets, wine slushies, good-time music and live bands on Friday nights. That’s what The Oasis is all about."

Via Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards

The Oasis at Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards is the perfect spot to hang out this fall! I mean, what's better than a bonfire, a game of cornhole, a cool glass of wine or hard cider, and great company on a nice fall night?!

Don't miss out on these awesome events happening in The Oasis this October:

Via Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards
Doggie Date Night
Thursday, October 6
5 PM - 8 PM
Come. Sit. Stay. Good human!
Friendly dogs and house trained humans are invited to enjoy an evening of revelry with snacks, drinks (doggie water bowls & treats will be provided) and fun at The Oasis! We will also host a 50/50 raffle to benefit the Humane Society of Schuyler County. Raffle drawing at 7:30 PM.

Via Facebook.com/CiderTreeNY
Cider & Cheese
Saturday, October 8
11 AM - 5 PM
Celebrate Finger Lakes Cider Week!
Join us at The Oasis for a special Cider Tree and cheese pairing! We will be serving Cider Tree and Cider Tree Cinnamon Spice and pairing them each with savory cheeses from Sunset View Creamery! The Oasis bar will also be open for drinks, lunch, and snacks.

Via Facebook.com/JoyfulAdornments
Saturday, October 15
10 AM - 5:30 PM
Join us at The Oasis for a mobile hot glass show put on by Joyful Adornments. Watch and learn how to make your very own glass beads! The Oasis bar will also be open for drinks, lunch, and snacks.

Via Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards
Seneca Sanity Industry Night
Thursday, October 20
5 PM - 8 PM
Calling all industry staff! Join us for a night of fun, appreciation and relaxation for all the hard working folks in the Finger Lakes that make this region such an exciting place to visit. Our industry colleagues experiences include a blind Finger Lakes wine tasting, games and $2 drink specials! Industry only event. Not open to the public.

Via Facebook.com/SenecaLakeCastAways
Oasis Fun with Seneca Lake Cast Aways
Saturday, October 22
10 AM - 5:30 PM
Join us outside at The Oasis to check out the beautiful Seneca Lake glass jewelry made by Seneca Lake Cast Aways. The Oasis bar will also be open for drinks, lunch, and snacks.

Via Facebook.com/Moms.Mustard
Oasis Fun with Mom's Mustard
Saturday, October 29
10 AM - 5:30 PM
Join us at The Oasis to taste and bring home delicious mustard made by Mom’s Mustard. The Oasis bar will also be open for drinks, lunch, and snacks.

Via Facebook.com/Hazlitt1852
Costume Karaoke
Saturday, October 29
7 PM - 10 PM
The perfect way to kick-off Halloween weekend! Dare to scare us with your vocals! Costume contest at 9:00 PM (scariest, funniest, most ridiculous, best wine trail look-a-like). Drink specials all night.

Via Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Enjoy fun and friends! Wine, hard cider, wine slushies, and other beverages will be available, along with fresh bread baskets, snacks, and delicious dishes from a local food truck.

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Stop in on Mondays to enjoy a mimosa made with GrĂ¼vee or White Cat Fizz and your choice of orange juice or grapefruit juice. Mimosa’s are $2.

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Enjoy a complimentary tasting at Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards every Wednesday!

Visit www.Hazlitt1852.com/Calendar to keep up on everything happening year round at the winery and The Oasis!

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

15 Ways to Celebrate Cider Week FLX

October 1 - 9, 2016

What better way is there to kick off fall in the Finger Lakes than with Cider Week FLX?! Celebrate the hard cider revival with local cideries and their delicious beverages made with the best New York State apples.

Via CiderWeekFLX.com

"Cider is the oldest craft beverage in America, and New York is a state with one of the richest cider histories, the legacy of which can be found throughout the rolling hillsides of the Finger Lakes, in abandoned orchards and their seedling offspring which dot the landscape."

1. Cidery Tour and Cider Making Tutorial at Cider Creek Hard Cider
September 30, 4 - 11 PM
Via CiderCreekHardCider.com

Kick of the weekend right with the perfect fall party! It's only $15 for a flight of four ciders, tour of the cidery, cider making tutorial, live music, and even a bonfire!

2. Bushels and Barrels food and beverage festival in downtown Hammondsport
October 1, 12 - 5 PM
Via CiderWeekFLX.com

Stop by the charming downtown area for local cider, wine, beer, live music, specials, and more!

3. Good Life Cider Take-Over at GRAFT wine + cider bar
October 4, 5:30 - 8:30 PM
Via CiderWeekFLX.com

Enjoy free tastings and Good Life Cider by the glass, cider flights, tapas, and small plates.

4. Cider Making Class & Competition at Cider Creek Hard Cider
October 6, 7 PM
Via CiderWeekFLX.com

Get in on this exclusive event and learn how to make your own cider!
What you'll get: a flight of cider, cider making instructional session, basic supplies, and 5 gallons of cider.
The competition: create the best cider out of 15 competitors. The winner will have a batch of their cider made and served in Cider Creek's tasting room!

5. Single Orchard Cider Dinner with South Hill and Eve's Cidery at GRAFT wine + cider bar
October 6, 6:30 PM
Via CiderWeekFLX.com

Five gourmet courses + six single orchard ciders = yum!

6. Eve's Cidery Tasting at GCP Discount Liquors and Wines
October 7, 4 - 7 PM
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7. Apple Identification and Documentation Day at Reisinger's Apple Country
October 8, 9 AM - 12 PM
Via CiderWeekFLX.com

Take part in the Finger Lakes Fruit Heritage Project by joining Dr. Greg Peck of Cornell University and John Reynolds of Black Duck Cidery to identify apples. Bring mystery apples to be ID'd and share stories and info to contribute to the archive of old orchards in the Finger Lakes.

8. Cheese & Cider Saturday at Engelbert Farms
October 8, 10 AM - 5 PM
Via Facebook.com/Engelbert-Farms-116252788437257

During the Tioga Farm Trail Open House, stop by Engelbert Farms for cider from Eve's Cidery and Good Life Farm, and check out free farm tours, and free samples of local organic cheeses, smoked sausages, honey, and coffee.

9. Cheese & Cider Tasting at Side Hill Acres Goat Dairy Farm
October 8, 9 AM - 6 PM
Via Facebook.com/EvesCidery

Taste cheese from the farm along with cider from Eve's CideryMingle with the goats as you tour the barn, visit the Farm Store for NY state goat milk products, and check out Atlatl demos (ancient spear throwing).

10. Cider & Cheese at Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards
October 8, 11 AM - 5 PM
Via Facebook.com/CiderTreeNY

Stop into The Oasis for Cider Tree and Cider Tree Cinnamon Spice paired with savory cheeses from Sunset View Creamery.

11. 1 Year Anniversary Party at Cider Creek Hard Cider
October 8, 12 PM - 11 PM
Via Facebook.com/CiderCreekHardCider

Meet the cider maker, get a cidery tour, enjoy live music and a bonfire! And of course, food and cider to celebrate!

12. Pumpkin Patch and Family Day at Cider Creek Hard Cider
October 9, 12 PM
Via CiderWeekFLX.com

Get your fill of fall with the family! Bring the kids to the Cider Creek pumpkin patch, have fun with face painting, and enjoy sweet cider, hard cider, candy apples, and apple cider donuts!

Happening all week:

13. Cider-Centric Specials at 3 Brothers Wineries & Estates
Via CiderWeekFLX.com

Try the new Red Apple Bombshell Cane Mutiny Hard Cider made with all NYS fruit and check out deals on pints, cans, and growlers of cider at War Horse Brewing Company, and then head over to Iron Heart Coffee Co. for special menu items to pair!

14. Cider Pairings and Nightly Specials at Village Tavern Restaurant
Via CiderWeekFLX.com

Try appetizer and entree cider pairings and of course, the drink special: Super Cider--a cinnamon and sugar coated rim with vanilla vodka added! Yum, yum!

15. Cider and Cheese Flights and Fresh Apple Cider Donuts at Cider Creek Hard Cider
Via Facebook.com/CiderCreekHardCider

'nuff said.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Great Spots to Enjoy Live Music

Pub Nights on the Brew Deck at Wagner Vineyards
Via Wagner Vineyards

This weekly, summer-night concert series is an excellent way to enjoy gorgeous lake views, live music, and of course, Wagner wines and brews! Relax on the outdoor patio or in the lawn next to the vineyards and take in one of the best views of Seneca Lake. Pub Nights run 6 - 11 PM every Friday night from Memorial Day to Labor Day. The cover charge is only $3 and picnic-style dinners and pizzas are available for purchase. Click here for the full music lineup.

Via Wagner Vineyards

The Oasis at Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards
Via Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards

Hang out in Hazlitt's tropics-inspired outdoor party pavilion for live music every Friday from 5:30 - 8:30 PM. Enjoy casual wine and beer bar, where hot dogs are often on the grill and pizzas are coming out of the oven. Relax by the fire pit, play some yard games, and grab some deliciousness from local food trucks! Click here for the band and food truck schedule.

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Jazz Greats at Glenora Wine Cellars
Via Glenora Wine Cellars

Jazz Greats concerts on the Vineyard Stage have been a summer staple at Glenora Wine Cellars since the first concert was held in 1982, shortly after the winery opened its doors. Over the past 34 years, Glenora has welcomed some of the world's biggest names in contemporary jazz to its stage overlooking beautiful Seneca Lake and the vineyards. While you're there, don't miss the delicious and locally-sourced dining at Glenora's Veraisons Restaurant. Click here for more info.

Friday Night Unwine at CK Cellars
Via CK Cellars

Can't decide what type of beverage you want to sip while listening to live music? Check out the wide variety of wines, cider, and mead at CK Cellars, where "a good wine is a wine you like.".TM Unwine with music, food, lawn games, and a stunning view Friday nights (July 1 - Sept. 2) from 5:30 - 9 PM. Click here for more info.

Margaritas & Sunsets at the Rockwell Museum
Via The Rockwell Museum

Check out awesome live music in the heart of downtown Corning while overlooking one of the best views of the skyline and surrounding hills from the rooftop terrace. One of Corning's gems, The Rockwell Museum is housed in the former city hall and holds a lot of local history, while showcasing art about the American experience. Bask in the sunset, sip on a margarita, and take in the sounds over the city. Click here for more info and to reserve your spot.

Anthony's Restaurant & Lounge at the Holiday Inn Elmira Riverview
Via Holiday Inn Elmira Riverview

Join in the fun in historic downtown Elmira every Saturday night for live music or DJ entertainment from 9 PM - 1 AM. Also check out trivia and karaoke every Thursday night. Don't forget to come early for dinner and enjoy an awesome Friday night fish fry served 5 - 9 PM. Click here for event lineup and more about the restaurant and lounge.

Seneca Lake Wine Trail
Via Ventosa Vineyards

Cruise along the trail for live music and other events at member wineries. Click here for the full calendar. Head to Ventosa Vineyards for their Wednesday night happy hour and live music on the Terrace. Click here for more info.

Cayuga Lake Wine Trail
Via Treleaven by King Ferry Winery

There's always live music events going on along the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail--see the full schedule here. Stop by Americana Vineyards for their Friday Nite Pizza Parties, enjoy the Garden Concert Series at Treleaven by King Ferry Winery, or check out the deck parties at Buttonwood Grove Winery.

Keuka Lake Wine Trail
Via Keuka Spring Vineyards

Take in the breathtaking views of the crooked lake while enjoying delicious wine and music. Click here for the full calendar of events along the trail. Visit McGregor Vineyard for a unique sit down tasting paired with small bites and music--click here for the music schedule. Or enjoy the sweeping views of the lake below Keuka Spring Vineyard's tasting room and patio. Check out the music lineup here.

Via Grist Iron Brewing Company

Don't forget about all of the breweries in Finger Lakes Wine Country! They're some of the best places to relax and enjoy live music. Local favorites include Grist Iron Brewing Company and Two Goats Brewing--and both offer stunning views of Seneca Lake!

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For a full listing of live music and other events happening throughout Finger Lakes Wine Country, visit www.FingerLakesWineCountry.com/Events.

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Where to Catch 4th of July Fireworks

July 1st
Clute Memorial Park in Watkins Glen
Grab your lawn chair and blanket, and bring your family and friends to the park for an awesome show over Seneca Lake. Fireworks start at dark, around 9:45 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

Elmira Pioneers Baseball Game
Fireworks follow the home game at Dunn Field against the Victor Railriders, starting at 7:05 p.m. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for children and seniors.

July 2nd
4th of July Birthday BBQ Bash at Americana Vineyards
Pack up the kids, the dogs, a blanket or lawn chairs, and join us for the biggest party of the summer in the Finger Lakes! Great food, drink, music, and fun all day, topped off by a full-blown fireworks finale at 10! Adults: $5, kids & pets: free.

Eldridge Park Picnic & Pops Concert
Food, Music, Fireworks (starting at approximately 9:30 p.m.), Inflatables and miniature golf! Bring your own picnic or purchase a picnic from Hill Top Catering, the White Eagles Club or one of the park concession vendors. Free shuttle from the Wegmans parking lot provided by CTRAN. Handicapped parking entrance (only) is off Woodlawn Avenue.

4th of July Party at Cider Creek
Come celebrate our Nation's independence at Cider Creek with The Donlon Brothers & BBQ Bandits and the best Hard Cider & Craft Beer in NYS! The Donlon Brothers will be playing on the outdoor stage for a performance you don't want to miss! BBQ Bandits will be a slinging their mouth watering BBQ all night! Fireworks go off at 9:30ish.

Hammondsport Fireman's Carnival
A weekend of rides, food, and games on the firehouse grounds. Carnival opens at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday and Friday and 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, with fire truck rides starting at noon and a chicken barbecue from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. The fireman's parade starts at the Village Square at 6:00 p.m. and works its way over to Champlin Beach where there the fireworks celebration will take place at 10:30 p.m.

July 3rd
Outlaw Speedway $12,000 Fireworks Night
Racing starts at 7:00 p.m. for the Super 6 Show, followed by the huge fireworks display.

July 4th
Hornell's July 4th in the Park
Hang out in Veteran's Park and enjoy arts and crafts, kids activities, food vendors, a car show, live music, rides, human Hungry Hungry Hippos with the Hornell Dodgers, and more! Fireworks will be start at dusk.

Corning Community Fireworks
Check out live music at 7:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. in Memorial Stadium, followed by a fireworks show over the Chemung River at 9:45 p.m.

Friday, June 17, 2016

10 Experiential Gifts for Dads

1. Geocache Adventure
Via Points of Inspiration

Be some of the first to embark on the new treasure hunt experience just launched by the Points of Inspiration Project. The geocache adventure is based around the already existing Architecture and Scenic View driving trails, with caches located at 33 different regional sites.

2. Kayak Tour

Mountain Valley Guides offers three awesome guided kayak tours on Seneca Lake. Take a trip up the eastern shore of the lake to the painted bluffs and Hector Falls, do some birding on Catherine Creek, or paddle up the west side to the Tiki Bar for lakeside music and grub.

3. Drive the Glen
Via Watkins Glen International

Yes, you can cruise in your own car around the famous 3.4-mile Grand Prix circuit at Watkins Glen International. You'll even get a chance to stop for a picture to prove that you did it!

4. Craft Beverage Tasting
Via Wagner Valley Brewing Company

There's wine, craft beer, cider, and distilled spirits ready for tasting at more than 100 locations throughout the region! Check out Wagner Vineyards for award-winning wine and beer in one location with an amazing view; Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards for great wine and cider in The Oasis--their outdoor party pavilion; or stop in to CK Cellars for a taste of wine, cider, and mead.

5. Hike Watkins Glen State Park

19 waterfalls, a stream descending 400 feet past 200-foot cliffs, a gorge path winding over and under waterfalls and through the spray of Cavern Cascade, and rim trails overlook the gorge = a must-do on any hiker's bucket list.

6. Glider Ride
Via Mark Twain Country

Take dad on the adventure of a lifetime to enjoy the breathtaking sights of the region from the cockpit of a glider in the Soaring Capital of America.

7. Farm-to-Table Cooking Class

Perfect for foodie fathers! Stay at the Black Sheep Inn, explore local organic farms and wineries, meet the growers, and collect your own ingredients for an instructed cooking class.

8. Schooner Excursion

Sail on the historic True Love schooner that appeared in the movies "Philadelphia Story" (1940) and "High Society" (1956) or cruise on the custom-built Remedy for an Eco, history, craft beverage, or sightseeing tour.

9. Make Your Own Glass
Via Corning Museum of Glass

Let dad create his own glass piece at the Corning Museum of Glass. Also check out a live hot glass demo, the galleries with over 35 centuries of glass history, and The Shops at the Museum.

10. Fishing and Camping

Fish hundreds of flowing rivers, lakes, and streams that are packed with walleye, pike, pickerel, trout, salmon, steelhead, perch, muskellunge, and bass. There are lots of great spots for camping too!