• Catherine White

2022 Southern Tier Summer Fun

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August: Spotlight

The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes Holds Public Art Hunt in Corning

If you like public art and solving a good puzzle, The ARTS of the Southern Finger Lakes has created an interactive summer activity that will have you appreciating art AND the Crystal City with its first-ever Public Art Hunt in Corning, NY.

Each week between Aug. 12 and Sept. 2, clues to guide you to local landmarks will be published on The ARTS Council's Facebook page. Grab your friends and/or family and solve the clues. Then visit the landmark and snap a photo or a selfie. Be sure to tag @TheARTSCouncil.

Stay tuned to The ARTS Council's Facebook for more details!

August 21:

Go Bowling at The Glen, NASCAR Cup Series, Sunday, Aug. 27 at Watkins Glen International. Event packages and information here.

Red Newt Cellars Winery & Bistro's Summer Music Series featuring Dr. Bob and Dr. John, 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 21; at Red Newt Cellars Winery & Bistro in Hector, NY. Spend Sundays all summer enjoying scenic lake views, wine and live music. Visit website for information and details.

August 23:

Michael Czarnecki, publisher of Foothills Publishing, Zoom reading schedule, Introducing the English Poet John Clare, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 23. Upcoming: 8/30: Open Mic. Theme: Goodbyes. All forms of creativity are welcome. Join in at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83402519252.

August 25:

Music in the Square 2022, Doolin’ O’Dey, traditional and original Gaelic-inspired music, 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25 at Centerway Square in downtown Corning.

August 27: Horseheads, NY

Strong Kids Safe Kids, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27 at Chemung County Fairgrounds, 170 Fairview Road, Horseheads.

August 28:

2022 Brand Park Summer Concert Series End of Summer Jamboree: noon-5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28 at Brand Park, Maple Avenue in Elmira. Featured performers include: Pat Comstock, Kool Treats Entertainment and Brotherz Unknown.

End of Summer Spotlight: Eldridge Park, Elmira, NY

There are only three more weekends to enjoy the attractions at Eldridge Park in Elmira before they close out another season of summer fun.

Take a twirl on the Tilt-a-Whirl, fly high on the Sail Planes ride, imagine you’re in a horse race on one of the fastest carousels in the United States – take the opportunity to spend the day with your family, friends and neighbors enjoying one of the area’s funnest and most affordable parks for all ages.

Photos provided by Eldridge Park Carousel Preservation Society Inc.

Attractions are open 5 to 9 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, noon to 9 p.m. Saturdays and noon to 8 p.m. Sundays through Labor Day.

Visit http://eldridgepark.org/new/ to learn more about this legendary locale.


September 4:

Rock the Park presents Rukus, Bowery Boys, 7 Mile Drive, The Deadly Wooly Buggers, and Major Big Time, noon-9 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 4 at Eldridge Park in Elmira, NY.

September 9:

The Loom -- Celebrating 100 years, 4-7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 9 at The Loom, 439 Waverly St. in Waverly, NY. Food, door prizes and more.

September 10:

Pedal for Pancakes, bike ride through scenic Big Flats that ends with pancake breakfast at Big Flats History Museum, 258 Hibbard Road, 8-10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 10. $7 breakfasts are held on the second Saturday of Pat Comstockthe month through September to benefit the museum, which is helping the town celebrate its 200th birthday this year. Information: 607.562.7460 or e-mail bfhis258@gmail.com.

September 16:

John Pardi Ain't Always the Cowboy Tour with special guests Lainey Wilson and Hailey Whitters at Tag's Michelob Ultra Summer Stage in Big Flats, NY. Call 1.800.650.TAGS or visit link for tickets/details.

Southern Tier Farmers' Markets

Prices may be skyrocketing at the supermarket, but you can get tasty local produce and help out area farmers at Southern Tier farmers' markets throughout the region.

Fresh fruits and veggies, unique gifts from local businesses, and yummy treats from area eateries are just some of the gems you'll find at these fun, functional community gatherings.

Here's a list of some of the BEST farmers' markets in the region. Did we miss any? If so, let us know at info.southerntierlife@gmail.com.

Photo provided by Elmira Downtown Development

3-6 p.m. Mondays through Oct. 31 at Grove Park, 4th Street and Walnut Avenue in Elmira.

Wisner Market - THURSDAYS

Ithaca Farmers Market - SATURDAYS and SUNDAYS

To have an event listed on Southern Tier Life, email details and a contact number to info.southerntierlife@gmail.com. *Please be sure to visit event links for updates/cancellations.

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