Calendar of Events

 

 
 

March

 

March 28 "Science & Suds: Adventures of a Mycologist"

Cortland Beer Company, 16 Court Street, Cortland, NY 13045. 7-8pm. Timothy Baroni is Distinguished Research Professor Emeritus in Biology from SUNY Cortland. His current research is unraveling the realtionship between fungus farming insects of neotropical cloud forests and continued exploration for new species of mushrooms. His new book is Mushrooms of the Northeastern United States and Eastern Canada. Presented by Lime Hollow Nature Center and Cortland Beer Company.

 

 

March 30 "The Cornell Hangovers"

Center for the Arts, 72 South Main Street, Homer, NY 13077. 7-9pm. Since 1968 The Cornell Hangovers have been the official a cappella subset of the Cornell University Glee Club. The “Hangs” sing quite a wide variety of musical styles including jazz, pop, traditional choral, as well as several original compositions and parodies. All of their arrangements are created by current members and alumni of the group, and the group is entirely student run. For more information please visit: http://www.center4art.org/uncategorized/cornell-hangovers-march-30/

 


April

March 31, April 1, 2, 7 & 8 "The Queen of Bingo"

Cortland Repertory Theatre Downtown, 26 Port Watson, Downtown Cortland, NY 13045. Evening performances at 7:30 PM will play on Friday and Saturday, March 31st  & April 1st, and April 7th & 8th. Matinees are available on April 2nd and 9th at 2:00 PM.  Where can two sisters on the other side of fifty, who want to add a little zest to their lives, find it? BINGO! On any bingo night at St. Joseph’s, you can find Father Mac, Cindy Conklin, Marge Meranski, and the many colorful regulars we meet through the eyes of Sis and Babe. They dish the dirt, giggle like school girls and LOVE Bingo! Sis is a good loser who just loves to play. Babe is a player who has GOT to win. They compliment (and drive each other crazy) as only sisters can. “If there’s anything more Catholic than nuns, it’s bingo…this play explores the phenomenon…in surprising depth.“ – Chicago Reader. “…a jackpot of a show!” -Bingo Bugle. For more information please visit: http://www.cortlandrep.org/events/queen-of-bingo/

 

April 1-2, 2017 "CNY Maple Festival"

The Village of Marathon celebrates the tapping season with crafts, entertainment, and maple products. For more information please visit http://www.maplefestival.org/

 

April 1 "Kim Simmonds & Savoy Brown"

Center for the Arts, 72 South Main Street, Homer, NY 13077. 8-10pm. Sponsored by Cortland Commerce Center Ruf recording artists, Savoy Brown, still rocking the blues for more than 50 years, tours in 2017 celebrating the 50th anniversary of the band's first album release. For more information please visit: https://center4art.showare.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=79

 

April 9 "David Sedaris"

Center for the Arts. 72 South Main Street, Homer, NY 13077. 7pm. With sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, David Sedaris has become one of America’s pre-eminent humor writers. The great skill with which he slices through cultural euphemisms and political correctness proves that Sedaris is a master of satire and one of the most observant writers addressing the human condition today. For more information and tickets please visit: https://center4art.showare.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=69

 

April 12 "Lunch & Learn: Women's Clubs in Homer in the Early 20th Century"

Cortland County Historical Society, 25 Homer Ave, Cortland, NY 13045. 12pm. Gail Bundy will discuss women's clubs in the early 20th century.
In the early 20th Century, women’s clubs played a strong role in the social, cultural and economic fabric of local communities. Cortland County was no exception. Using recently digitized newspapers and club archives, Homer’s Sennightly Literary Club has reconstructed the women’s literary interests from 1903 to 1924. From this record we can see how the women’s literary interests and community work changed over time to reflect and provide insight into the local and national issues of their day--issues ranging from immigration to women’s suffrage to technology. 
Bring your own lunch and we will provide dessert and beverages.

 

April 13 "Feared Weird: Strange Things Tour"

The 1890 House Museum, 37 Tompkins Street, Cortland, NY 13045. 7pm. Hair wreaths, crying dolls, secret windows, a rib cage shower, post-mortem photography, and a parlor game that involved setting fire to brandy...there were some strange customs in the late 19th century. Explore these tales and more on a unique after-dark tour at the 1890 House Museum and enjoy a couple of Cortland Beer Company Brews. See what was truly strange, and learn about things we might only fear as weird. For more information please visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/feared-weird-tickets-32713467863

 

April 21 - 23 "Blackbird Film Fest"

For more information please visit: http://www.blackbirdfilmfest.com/program

 

April 22 "Princess Party"

JM McDonald Sports Complex, 4292 Fairgrounds Drive, Cortland, NY 13045. 6-8pm. Meet Disney Princesses, sing karaoke, bounce in our bounce houses, decorate cupcakes, get your hair styled and nails painted and come dressed as your favorite princess & more! For more information please visit: https://www.jmmcomplex.com/princess-party-1

 

April 26 "Lunch & Learn: I've Lived with the Clockwinder for 40+ Years"

Cortland County Historical Society, 25 Homer Ave, Cortland, NY 13045. 12pm. Diane Ames will share some history about Cortland’s 1883 Howard Tower Clock which kept folks on Main Street on time until April 11, 2006 when a fire destroyed the Squires Building. Bud (Donald Scott Ames), Diane’s husband, wound the clock weekly from 1971 until the disastrous fire. Diane will share a bit of history about Mr. Squires, the businessman who built the original building where the clock was and about Mr. Charles A. Kellogg, Bud’s immediate clock-winding predecessor. She will also share some of the amusing anecdotes about what it took to be “Cortland’s Clockwinder” for 35 years. Bring your own lunch and we will provide dessert and beverages.

 

April 28 "New York to Nashville with Old Boy Records"

Center for the Arts, 72 South Main Street, Homer, NY 13077. 6-9pm. Representing the next generation of American Roots music as interpreted by the artists of Old Boy Records, "New York to Nashville" features some of the best artists in CNY and some of the top up and coming roots artists from Nashville, Tennessee. Additionally: Don't miss the Pork Pull Off! Three BBQ joints from Central New York will compete in a "pulled pork slider competition" - each slider comes with one side, plus a flight of locally paired beer. Tickets for concert only or to include BBQ Dinner are available. For more information please visit: https://center4art.showare.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=78

 

April 28 & 29 "Todd Meredith and the Rave-Ons- All Request"

Cortland Repertory Theatre Downtown, 26 Port Watson, Downtown Cortland, NY 13045. 7:30pm. AN ALL REQUEST CONCERT! You’ve heard them tell the story of Buddy Holly and The Crickets, and re-create Buddy’s last concert. Now, hear them tell YOUR story! Audience members will have the opportunity to fill out request cards when purchasing tickets, naming their favorite song and explaining why it is special to them, their spouse…or anyone! Todd and the guys will share these stories and perform the songs. The result is a completely unique concert, chosen by YOU! Choose from a vast list of Buddy Holly favorites, classic 50’s hits by other great artists, and some of The Rave-Ons’ favorite pop songs by Buddy’s successors. For more information please visit:http://www.cortlandrep.org/events/rave-on/

 
April 28 & 29 "Spirits in the Castle"

The 1890 House Museum, 37 Tompkins Street, Cortland, NY 13045. 7 & 9pm.  Two tour times at 7 & 9 PM. Join experienced psychic Anne Knight and a team of paranormal investigators as they take you on a journey through this Victorian mansion located in historic downtown Cortland, New York. Event is restricted to those aged 14 & older. All those under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. For more information please visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/spirits-in-the-castle-spring-2017-tickets-32481292420

 

 
May
 
May 3 "Lunch & Learn: 17th Century Colonial New England Women Immigrants"
 
Cortland County Historical Society, 25 Homer Ave, Cortland, NY 13045. 12pm. Dr. David Wade Morton will take a look at those women who came alone or without their husbands to colonial New England. Bring your own lunch and we will provide dessert and beverages.
 
 
May 6 "Cheryl Wheeler & Lucy Kaplansy"
 
Center for the Arts. 72 South Main Street, Homer, NY 13077. 8pm. In a unique double bill featuring two of Folk music's most talented musicians, Cheryl Wheeler & Lucy Kaplansky take the stage for a very special evening! For more information and tickets please visit: https://center4art.showare.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=73
 
 
May 10 "Lunch & Learn: The Hospital the Community Built"

Cortland County Historical Society, 25 Homer Ave, Cortland, NY 13045. 12pm. Join Bonny Griffith, Director of Marketing and Deborah Nadolski, Executive Director of the Cortland Memorial Foundation for a look back at how our Cortland Regional Medical Center has grown, evolved, and served our community for the past 125 years and counting. Bring your own lunch and we will provide dessert and beverages.

 
May 13 "Melanie"
 
Center for the Arts. 72 South Main Street, Homer, NY 13077. 8pm. Melanie, who became the voice of an era in one magical instant onstage at Woodstock, has been putting the pieces in order. See her for a special "Mother's Day" performance at the Center for the Arts! For more information and tickets please visit: https://center4art.showare.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=74
 
 
May 17 "Lunch & Learn: The History of Cobblestone Buildings"

Cortland County Historical Society, 25 Homer Ave, Cortland, NY 13045. 12pm. Please join Richard Palmer for an interesting topic--cobblestone buildings. Between 1825 and 1860 construction of cobblestone houses and other structures was popular, especially short distances inland from rocky beaches of Lake Ontario where the stones were collected, sized and hauled to building sites. However there are examples of them much further away than one might expect. Local examples of this style include the Universalist Church in Cortland and Randall farm house off Page Green Road. There was once a cobblestone schoolhouse on Church street, a house on Tompkins street and another one in Harford. There are also existing examples of cobblestone foundations throughout the area. Bring your own lunch and we will provide dessert and beverages.

 
May 20 & 21 "Civil War Encampment Weekend"
 
CNY Living History Center. 4386 US Rt. 11, Cortland, NY 13045. More information to follow.
 

 
June
 
June 1 "Rusted Root"

Center for the Arts, 72 South Main Street, Homer, NY 13077. 8-10pm. Having collaborated for two decades, Rusted Root has honed the perfect combination of musical intuition, freedom and virtuosity, which has allowed them to organically shape their music into it's own distinct and undeniable vision. With eight albums under their belt, over three million records sold and countless nights on the road, Rusted Root transcends age, cultures and musical styles. For more information please visit: https://center4art.showare.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=81

 
 
June 7-17 "The 39 Steps"

Cortland Repertory Pavilion Theatre at Little York Lake, 6799 Little York Lake Road, Preble, NY, 13045. HITCHCOCK MEETS HILARITY!
Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of brilliant physical comedy and you have this award winning, fast-paced comedy! This theatrical treat is packed with nonstop laughs, over 150 zany characters (played by a ridiculously talented cast of 4), an on-stage plane crash, a train chase, missing fingers, numerous hats and some good old-fashioned romance!
The Plot: A man with a boring life meets a woman who says she's a spy. When she is murdered, a mysterious organization called "The 39 Steps" is hot on the man's trail in a nationwide manhunt. This leads to an unforgettable evening of laughs and theatrical magic!  Tickets on sale 5/22/2017 For more information please visit: http://www.cortlandrep.org/

 

June 10-18 "Empire State Senior Games"

For more information please visit: http://nyseniorgames.com/

 

June 21-July 8 "La Cage aux Folles"

Cortland Repertory Pavilion Theatre at Little York Lake, 6799 Little York Lake Road, Preble, NY, 13045. WE ARE WHAT WE ARE! This multiple Tony-Award winning musical is one of Broadway's all time greatest hits! After twenty years of un-wedded bliss Georges and Albin, two men partnered for better-or-worse, get a bit of both when Georges' son (fathered during a one-night fling) announces his impending marriage to the daughter of a closed-minded politician. Further complicating the situation is the "family business": Albin and Georges run a drag nightclub in St. Tropez, where Albin is the star performer "Zaza"! When the families get together for a "normal" dinner, the results are anything but!   It's a family show...for EVERY kind of family! Tickets on sale 5/22/2017 For more information please visit: http://www.cortlandrep.org/

 


July

 

July 4 "22nd Annual Public Reading of the United States Declaration of Independence"

Center for the Arts, 72 South Main Street, Homer, NY 13077. 10am. Following a recounting of the events that led up to the document's adoption in 1776, anyone who wishes will be invited to read a short portion of the Declaration itself. The bells in the churches and other buildings surrounding the Homer Green will be rung 50 times after the reading is finished. All are welcome to attend, families in particular, and there is no charge. For more information, please e-mail  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 607-749-4365.

 

July 12- 29 "Footloose"

Cortland Repertory Pavilion Theatre at Little York Lake, 6799 Little York Lake Road, Preble, NY, 13045. KICK OFF YOUR SUNDAY SHOES AND CUT LOOSE!  This explosive rock and roll musical based on the 1980s hit film sizzles with the same spirit of youth, rebellion and romance! City boy Ren thinks his life is over when he is forced to move to Bomont, a rural backwater town. But things are worse than he could have imagined, because the town bans dancing of any kind! It isn't long before Ren can't resist breaking the rules...and he's not alone! With high-energy choreography and classic pop hits including Holding Out for a Hero, Almost Paradise, Let's Hear it for the Boy, and of course the unforgettable title tune, this is a sensational musical the whole family can enjoy! Tickets on sale 5/22/2017 For more information please visit: http://www.cortlandrep.org/

 

July 15 and 21 "The Velveteen Rabbit"

Cortland Repertory Pavilion Theatre at Little York Lake, 6799 Little York Lake Road, Preble, NY, 13045. In the imaginative world of toys, life begins when humans leave the room! When one group of toys discovers a velveteen rabbit, they learn what it means to be truly loved by their owner. Adapted from the classic children's story, this unique "toy story" tells the "tail" of the unconditional love between a child and his toy bunny. Children are encouraged to bring their favorite stuffed toy to the show. They both will love it! Tickets on sale 5/22/2017 For more information please visit: http://www.cortlandrep.org/

 


August

 

August 2-12 "Agatha Christie's Appointment with Death"

Cortland Repertory Pavilion Theatre at Little York Lake, 6799 Little York Lake Road, Preble, NY, 13045.  REGIONAL PREMIERE! "YOU SEE, DON'T YOU, THAT SHE'S GOT TO BE KILLED?" While touring Jerusalem, an international group of travelers, including a young English doctor, her French colleague, a debonair American, and the belligerent Lady Westholme are joined by the domineering American Mrs. Boynton and her four stepchildren who are kept firmly under her thumb. On a sightseeing tour to the desert, one of the travelers is murdered...and one is a murderer! All are suspects, but in this unique Christie mystery, even the best amateur sleuth will never foresee the surprise twist ending! Adapted by Dame Agatha herself from her novel! Tickets on sale 5/22/2017 For more information please visit: http://www.cortlandrep.org/

 

August 4-6 "Seedstock Music Festival"

More information to follow.

 

August 5 "Arts & Wine Festival"

Courthouse Park, Cortland, NY 13045. 12-5pm. Save the date for the Cultural Council of Cortland County's annual Cortland Arts and Wine Festival! Join us on Saturday, August 5th in celebration of the arts! Featuring live music, food, local artists, a sidewalk chalk art contest, a car show, and much more fun for the whole family! More information coming soon.

 

August 10-13 "Brockway Truck Show"

18th Annual National Brockway Truck Show. More information to follow! http://www.brockwaytrucks.org/ 

 

August 16-26 "Nana's Naughty Knickers"

Cortland Repertory Pavilion Theatre at Little York Lake, 6799 Little York Lake Road, Preble, NY, 13045. REGIONAL PREMIERE! THIS SENIOR CITIZEN'S SEXY SIDELINE WILL LEAVE YOU IN STITCHES!  Bridget and her Grandmother are about to become roommates. However, what Bridget saw as a unique opportunity to stay with her favorite Nana in New York City for the summer quickly turns into an experience she'll never forget. It seems her sweet Grandma is running an illegal boutique from her apartment, selling hand-made naughty knickers to every senior citizen in the five borough area! Will Bridget be able to handle all the excitement? Will her Nana get arrested - or worse! - evicted?  Tickets on sale 5/22/2017 For more information please visit: http://www.cortlandrep.org/

 

August 18 " Devon Allman Band"

Center for the Arts, 72 South Main Street, Homer, NY 13077. 8-10pm. The dirty blond hair is the same, the body posture is also the same, and there are touches in the voice that have a similar genetic connection, but Devon Allman has toiled long and hard to establish his own musical identity, separate from his legendary dad, Gregg Allman. For more information please visit: https://center4art.showare.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=82

 

August 20-September 9 "Life Could Be A Dream"

Cortland Repertory Pavilion Theatre at Little York Lake, 6799 Little York Lake Road, Preble, NY, 13045. REGIONAL PREMIERE! BOOM SH-BOOM!  FEATURING THE GREATEST DO-WOP HITS OF THE 1960's! Take another trip to Springfield (the home town of the Marvelous Wonderettes!) and meet Denny and the Dreamers, a fledgling doo-wop singing group preparing to enter the Big Whopper Radio contest to realize their dreams of making it to the big time! Trouble comes in the form of Lois, who arrives to put some polish on the boys. Denny falls in love, Wally falls in line, Eugene falls apart, and along comes handsome heartthrob Skip to send the whole situation spinning. The '60s hits say it all: Fools Fall in Love, Tears on My Pillow, Runaround Sue, Earth Angel, Unchained Melody, and many more! This charmer will leave you laughing, singing, and cheering! Let's hear it for the boys! Tickets on sale 5/22/2017 For more information please visit: http://www.cortlandrep.org/


 

 October

 

October 5 and 6 "NYS Draft Horse Show"

Cortland County Fairgrounds.

 

October 7 and 8 "The Great Cortland Pumpkinfest"

Cortland Courthouse Park.

 

October 14 & 15 "Little York Fall Fiber Arts Festival"

Little York Pavilion, Dwyer Memorial Park, Little York Lake, 6799 Little York Lake Road, Preble, NY 13141.  Kniiting, spinning, felting, yarn, pelts, raw fleeces, blankets, shawls, clothing, roving, unique fiber products, crafts, Christmas Gift Ideas, sheep, handcrafted woodworking and pottery, soaps and maple products and so much more! For more information please visit: http://www.cortlandrep.org/little-york-fall-fiber-arts-festival/