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4th of July BBQ Bash @ Americana Vineyards
When: July 2nd, 2016 12 noon - 11:00pm
The biggest party of the summer in the Finger Lakes, our annual 4th of July Birthday BBQ Bash! Great food, drink, music and fun all day, topped off by a full-blown fireworks finale at 10! So get here early, and plan on staying late!
4th of July BBQ Bash @ Americana Vineyards
When: July 2nd, 2016 12 noon - 11:00pm
Location: Americana Vineyards & Crystal Lake Cafe, East Covert Rd, Interlaken NY

Pack up fam & friends, blankets or lawn chairs, and join us for the biggest party of the summer in the Finger Lakes, our annual 4th of July Birthday BBQ Bash! Great food, drink, music and fun all day, topped off by a full-blown fireworks finale at 10! So get here early, and plan on staying late!

EAT
• BBQ & picnic sides from the Crystal Lake Café
• Trumansburg Fire Department Chicken BBQ
• Food Trucks: Global Taco, Farm to Fork, On the Street Pitas, Silo Farm to Food Truck
• Cayuga Lake Creamery ice cream, Chef William Creations, Maria's Baklava, fresh popped popcorn & more!

DRINK
• Wine by the Bottle or Glass
• Wine Slushies
• Soda, Water
• Bacchus Beer in the Taproom and new Beer Garden
• Wine Specials

DANCE
12-2 Purple Valley
2-4 NEO Project
4-6 Backtalk Band
6-8 City Limits
8-10 Jeff Love Band
10 Fireworks

Adults: $5 • Kids Free
Dogs welcome too, but remember fireworks can hurt their ears! 

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Fireworks @ Myers Park, Lansing NY
When: July 1st, 2016 6:00pm
The event features Bad Alibi at 6pm, and hamburgers, hot dogs, and sausage will be available. There will be limited parking in the park. Please use the free shuttles from the Lansing School parking lots.
Fireworks @ Myers Park, Lansing NY
When: July 1st, 2016 6:00pm
Location: Myers Park, Lansing

The Lansing Community Council is holding a fireworks celebration on Friday, July 1, 2016 starting at 6pm in Myers Park in Lansing. The event features Bad Alibi at 6pm, and hamburgers, hot dogs, and sausage will be available. Dave Hatfield and the Lansing Community Council will be providing food for the evening.

This event is free and open to the public. You can help sponsor the fireworks with a donation of any size. Make checks out to the Lansing Community Council and put 'Fireworks' in the memo field of your check. Send donations to:

Lansing Community council
PO Box 255
Lansing, NY 14882-0255

You can also drop your spare change in some of the many blue buckets around town.

There will be limited parking in the park. Please use the free shuttles from the Lansing School parking lots.  

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Bite of Ithaca
When: June 27sh - July 1st, 2016
Tompkins County’s new foodie celebration returns for its 2nd year! Bite of Ithaca is food exploration at its finest. For 5 days in late June and early July, participating restaurants, bars, and eateries will team up to offer “bites” all around Tompkins County. These bites will cost $5 and are culinary samples/tapas showcasing what the restaurants do best or are created just for Bite.
Bite of Ithaca
When: June 27sh - July 1st, 2016
Location: various, Ithaca

 Tompkins County’s new foodie celebration returns for its 2nd year!
Bite of Ithaca is food exploration at its finest. For 5 days in late June and early July, participating restaurants, bars, and eateries will team up to offer “bites” all around Tompkins County. These bites will cost $5 and are culinary samples/tapas showcasing what the restaurants do best or are created just for Bite.

Grab your friends or co-workers for lunch, or get together after work. Stop in, grab a couple bites, and move on to the next stop for more samples.

Bite of Ithaca has been made possible by a grant from the Tompkins County Tourism Program.

More Information:
Visit the Biteofithaca.com website for a list of participating restaurants and more!

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Hotel Ithaca Feels Your Pulse, Orlando
When: June 30th, 2016 8:30pm
Honoring the lives of those lost in Orlando. Raising funds and dancing the night away!
Hotel Ithaca Feels Your Pulse, Orlando
When: June 30th, 2016 8:30pm
Location: Hotel Ithaca, Cayuga St Ithaca NY

Tickets are $20 per person in advance, or $30 at the door. Purchase tickets ahead of time call the Hotel Ithaca sales office at 607-272-1000

Drinks and hors d'oeurves are included with the price of admission. There will be a silent auction and all proceeds from the event will go directly to OneOrlando to help victims and their families. 

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The 2016 Summer Concert Series @ Downtown Ithaca
When: June 23rd - Sept 15th, 2016
The CFCU Summer Concert Series is a free outdoor concert series open to the public held every Thursday evening thru the summer. Local and national acts acts perform music in genres including jazz, blues, reggae, folk, hip hop, country, bluegrass, rock, and more! Enjoy a beer and wine garden open for the duration of each concert.
The 2016 Summer Concert Series @ Downtown Ithaca
When: June 23rd - Sept 15th, 2016
Location: Downtown Ithaca Commons

he 2016 Summer Concert Series presented by CFCU Community Credit Union kicks off on the Bernie Milton Pavilion stage in the Ithaca Commons on Thursday, June 23! The Summer Concert Series is a free outdoor concert series open to the public held every Thursday evening from June 23 - September 15 (with the exception of Grassroots week- the show will be on Wednesday, July 20 not Thursday). Local and national acts acts perform music in genres including jazz, blues, reggae, folk, hip hop, country, bluegrass, rock, and more!

Enjoy a beer and wine garden open for the duration of each concert. Seating is not provided but participants are encouraged to bring a chair and stay a while! The Downtown Ithaca Summer Concert Series has become a weekly summer tradition in the local community; Ithacans and tourists alike enjoy stumbling upon a vibrant downtown on a weekday evening. See you at the State!

Attendees can park in the Green or Seneca Street garages and walk to the Series. Parking is free in the garages after 8:00PM and free at street meters after 6:00PM. Both garages are equipped with accessible parking and elevators/ Please contact the DIA office if you need special accommodation.

The Summer Concert Series will take place on the Bernie Milton Pavilion stage. This series is FREE to the public.

The schedule and details for this year's series will be announced on the first week of June.

If you are interested in brand exposure for your company and becoming a sponsor please feel free to contact eventsdowntownithaca@gmail.com  

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Cornell’s Free Summer Events
When: Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Fridays during the summer
Free and open to the public, the series runs from June 28 to August 5 and features Tuesday performances in the Klarman Hall Auditorium, Wednesday lectures in Call Auditorium in Kennedy Hall, and Friday concerts outdoors on the Arts Quad.
Cornell’s Free Summer Events
When: Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Fridays during the summer
Location: Cornell University, Ithaca NY

Cornell’s free summer events begin June 28

Cornell University’s School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions is pleased to announce its 2016 summer events series. Free and open to the public, the series runs from June 28 to August 5 and features Tuesday performances in the Klarman Hall Auditorium, Wednesday lectures in Call Auditorium in Kennedy Hall, and Friday concerts outdoors on the Arts Quad.

The 2016 series includes:

Tuesday performances at Klarman Hall Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.

June 28: Karen Dumont—The belle dame of Savoyards Musical Theatre performs an evening of song
July 5: Traonach—Traditional Irish music at its straight-ahead best
July 12: Crimson—Latin jazz and world music
July 19: Mike Lee and Wayne Lee—Works by Mozart, Schubert, and Beethoven
July 26: Troica—Unique IC chamber ensemble featuring trumpet, piano, and alto sax
August 2: Journey West—The migration of melodies from the Middle East to the New World

Wednesday lectures at Call Auditorium, Kennedy Hall, 7:00 p.m.

July 6: Karl Pillemer, “Advice from the Oldest (and Wisest) Americans about Love, Relationships, and Marriage”
July 13: Katy Payne, “Singing Whales, Deep-Rumbling Elephants: What Their Sounds Reveal about their Minds”
July 20: Ken Blanchard, “Refire! Make the Rest of Your Life the Best of Your Life”
July 27: Brian O. Earle, “Civility and Manners—Do They Really Matter?”

Friday concerts on the Cornell Arts Quad, 7:00 p.m.
Rain location: Klarman Hall Auditorium

July 1: Zydeco Trail Riders—Music from the heart of Louisiana
July 8: Coracree—A transatlantic mix of Celtic, old-time, European, and original music
July 15: Radio London—The spirit of ’60s AM radio, from the Animals to the Zombies
July 22: El Rumbon—Sizzling salsa from south of the border
July 29: The Horse Flies—Blending Americana roots with indie rock, creative songwriting, and a percolating groove
August 5: Djug Django—Central New York’s premier gypsy swing band

For more information, visit summer.cornell.edu/events or contact the School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions, B20 Day Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853-2801; e-mail cusce@cornell.edu, phone 607.255.4987. If disability accommodations are needed, please contact Katy Heine at 607.255.8226. 

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Sahlen's Six Hours @ The Glen
When: June 30th - July 3rd, 2016
The Sahlen's Six Hours of The Glen weekend is set to feature the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge, Mazda Prototype Lites, Porsche GT3 Cup USA, and Lamborghini Super Trofeo.
Sahlen's Six Hours @ The Glen
When: June 30th - July 3rd, 2016
Location: Watkins Glen International Raceway, Watkins Glen NY

The Sahlen's Six Hours of The Glen weekend is set to feature the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge, Mazda Prototype Lites, Porsche GT3 Cup USA, and Lamborghini Super Trofeo. 

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In the Heights @ Hangar Theatre
When: June 30th - July 17th, 2016
Winner of four Tony Awards including Best Musical, In the Heights blends contemporary music and dance to tell the story of three generations who live, love, work and help each other fulfill their dreams and aspirations. Set in the wonderfully diverse neighborhood of Washington Heights of New York City, this uplifting and inspirational musical is perfect for the entire family.
In the Heights @ Hangar Theatre
When: June 30th - July 17th, 2016
Location: Hangar Theatre, Ithaca

Winner of four Tony Awards including Best Musical, In the Heights blends contemporary music and dance to tell the story of three generations who live, love, work and help each other fulfill their dreams and aspirations. Set in the wonderfully diverse neighborhood of Washington Heights of New York City, this uplifting and inspirational musical is perfect for the entire family. 

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West Side Story @ Cortland Rep
When: June 22nd - July 9th, 2016
One of the greatest musicals of all time in its CRT debut! In this breathtaking musical, two rival gangs struggle for control of their west side New York City neighborhood. Amidst the chaos, star-crossed lovers Tony and Maria find themselves wrenched between their worlds.
West Side Story @ Cortland Rep
When: June 22nd - July 9th, 2016
Location: Little York Lake Theatre & Pavillion

 One of the greatest musicals of all time in its CRT debut! In this breathtaking musical, two rival gangs struggle for control of their west side New York City neighborhood. Amidst the chaos, star-crossed lovers Tony and Maria find themselves wrenched between their worlds. Beautiful, passionate, with shades of violence and heartache, this innovative adaptation of Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” still dazzles after more than fifty years! The treasured songs “Something’s Coming”, “Tonight”, “I Feel Pretty”, “Maria” and “America” have become classics in the American Songbook. Don’t miss it!

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12th Annual Sterling Stage Folk Festival
When: June 30th - July 3rd, 2016
Folkfest kicks off the season of Sterling Stage with the best in folk, roots, and jamband music.
12th Annual Sterling Stage Folk Festival
When: June 30th - July 3rd, 2016
Location: Sterling, NY

Folkfest kicks off the season of Sterling Stage with the best in folk, roots, and jamband music. 

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