• Catherine White

2022 Southern Tier Summer Fun

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June


June 29 - July 4: Elmira, NY

Vietnam Traveling Wall at Eldridge Park, on display June 29 through July 4, 2022 in Elmira, NY. The Moving Wall, a half-size replica of the National Vietnam Memorial, will be on display at Eldridge Park, serving as a tribute to those who lost their lives while serving in the Vietnam War, and an opportunity for the community to recognize those who served.


Photo provided by City of Elmira website


June 30:

Karaoke Night with KJ Frankie, 9 p.m. Thursdays at Lost Dog Cafe, 222 Water St., Binghamton, NY.


Southern Tier's Farmers' Markets

It's that time of the season when fresh fruits and vegetables, unique gifts from local businesses and tasty treats from area eateries are available at farmers' markets throughout the Southern Tier. Here's a list of some of the BEST in the region. Did we miss any? If so, let us know at info.southerntierlife@gmail.com.


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


July


July 4:

Independence Day CannaMarket, noon - 8 p.m. at Ithaca Farmers' Market, Steamboat Landing in Ithaca. High quality products and services, including CBD oils, edibles, THC topicals, THC concentrates, disposable vapes, more.


July 6:

Center for Mark Twain Studies 2022 The Park Church Lecture Series, held at 7 p.m. Wednesdays July 6 (Twain’s Connecticut Yankee in Pseudo-Scientific Socialist Utopias) and July 22 (Mutiny on the Ballot: Conversion Narrative in Mark Twain’s ‘The Great Revolution in Pictairn') at The Park Church, 208 W. Gray St. in Elmira, NY.


July 7:

Music in the Square 2022, Bucky Geter & the Wilson Family and John Walton & Family, gospel, 6-8 p.m. Thursday, July 7 at Centerway Square in downtown Corning. Upcoming: Top Shelf, jazz, pop and funk, July 14; Pat Kane & West o'Clare, Celtic, July 21; Curt Osgood, Henry Jankiewicz, and John Wobus, Celtic and folk, July 28; Gerard Burke, Delta blues, Aug. 4; Toivo, Finnish polkas, waltzes, Cajun country and Tex Mex, Aug. 11; Isaiah Smallwood, R&B, gospel and soul, Aug. 18; Doolin’ O’Dey, traditional and original Gaelic-inspired music, Aug. 25.


July 7-10:

Finger Lakes Wine Festival- 25th Anniversary, July 7-10, 2022 at Watkins Glen International. Voted the country's "Best Wine Festival," this event features 90+ NYS wineries, artisan food vendors, informational wine seminars, live music and pace car rides around the 3.45-mile race course.


July 9:

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, July 9. $7 breakfasts are held on the second Saturday of the 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.


The Ladies Who Brunch drag show featuring DeDe Kupps, Katrina, Justin Saine, Dusty Boxx, Monroe Sedgwick, Peaches Eclaire and Cherry Blase, at noon Saturday, July 9 at Ti-Ahwaga Community Players, Inc., 42 Delphine St. in Owego, NY. $50, includes drag show and brunch catered by The Owego Kitchen. Tickets available here.


July 10:

Red Newt Cellars Winery & Bistro's Summer Music Series featuring Gerard Burke, 1-3 p.m. Sunday, July 10 at Red Newt Cellars Winery & Bistro in Hector, NY. Spend Sundays all summer enjoying scenic lake views, wine and live music. Coming up: Erich with an H, July 17; Marye Lobb, July 24; Joe Lule, July 31; Tenzin Chopak & Emmett Scott, Aug. 7; . Visit website for full list of performers.


July 12:

Poets in Play, featured reading by Diane Funston followed by Open Mic, 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, July 12 at Carey's Brew House, 58 Bridge St. in Corning. Visit link for information.


July 14:

Music in the Square 2022, Top Shelf, jazz, pop and funk, 6-8 p.m. Thursday, July 14 at Centerway Square in downtown Corning. Upcoming: Pat Kane & West o'Clare, Celtic, July 21; Curt Osgood, Henry Jankiewicz, and John Wobus, Celtic and folk, July 28; Gerard Burke, Delta blues, Aug. 4; Toivo, Finnish polkas, waltzes, Cajun country and Tex Mex, Aug. 11; Isaiah Smallwood, R&B, gospel and soul, Aug. 18; Doolin’ O’Dey, traditional and original Gaelic-inspired music, Aug. 25.


July 16-17: Elmira, NY

Elmira Street Painting Festival 2022, July 16-17 in downtown Elmira. Art-filled, family-friendly weekend featuring live art demonstrations, food, music and more. 607.734.0341, dlopenzo@elmiradowntown.com.







Photo provided by Elmira Downtown Development


July 17:

Red Newt Cellars Winery & Bistro's Summer Music Series featuring Erich with an H, 1-3 p.m. Sunday, July 17 at Red Newt Cellars Winery & Bistro in Hector, NY. Spend Sundays all summer enjoying scenic lake views, wine and live music. Coming up: ; Marye Lobb, July 24; Joe Lule, July 31; Tenzin Chopak & Emmett Scott, Aug. 7; . Visit website for full list of performers.


July 19:

Open Mic Poetry Night, 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 19 at Card Carrying Books & Gifts, 15 E. Market St. in Corning, NY. Free and open to all. Visit link for details.


July 21:

Music in the Square 2022, Pat Kane & West o'Clare, Celtic, 6-8 p.m. Thursday, July 21 at Centerway Square in downtown Corning. Upcoming: Curt Osgood, Henry Jankiewicz, and John Wobus, Celtic and folk, July 28; Gerard Burke, Delta blues, Aug. 4; Toivo, Finnish polkas, waltzes, Cajun country and Tex Mex, Aug. 11; Isaiah Smallwood, R&B, gospel and soul, Aug. 18; Doolin’ O’Dey, traditional and original Gaelic-inspired music, Aug. 25.


July 21-24:

30th Annual Finger Lakes Grassroots Festival of Music & Dance, July 21-24 at Trumansburg Fairgrounds, 2150 Trumansburg Rd., Trumansburg, NY. Early bird tickets available NOW!


July 22:

Center for Mark Twain Studies 2022 The Park Church Lecture Series, Final lecture: Mutiny on the Ballot: Conversion Narrative in Mark Twain’s ‘The Great Revolution in Pictairn', held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 22 at The Park Church, 208 W. Gray St. in Elmira, NY.


July 24:

Red Newt Cellars Winery & Bistro's Summer Music Series featuring Marye Lobb, 1-3 p.m. Sunday, July 24 at Red Newt Cellars Winery & Bistro in Hector, NY. Spend Sundays all summer enjoying scenic lake views, wine and live music. Coming up: Joe Lule, July 31; Tenzin Chopak & Emmett Scott, Aug. 7; . Visit website for full list of performers.


July 28:

Music in the Square 2022, Curt Osgood, Henry Jankiewicz, and John Wobus, Celtic and folk, 6-8 p.m. Thursday, July 28 at Centerway Square in downtown Corning. Upcoming: Gerard Burke, Delta blues, Aug. 4; Toivo, Finnish polkas, waltzes, Cajun country and Tex Mex, Aug. 11; Isaiah Smallwood, R&B, gospel and soul, Aug. 18; Doolin’ O’Dey, traditional and original Gaelic-inspired music, Aug. 25.


August


August 5-7: Otsiningo Park, Binghamton, NY

Spiedie Fest & Balloon Rally, 3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5 through Sunday, Aug. 7 at Otsiningo Park in Binghamton, NY. Hot air balloons, food, live music and performances, classic car and truck shows, and vendors. * Tickets on sale now




Photo by Mike Ricciardi Photography & Design


August 13:

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, Aug. 13. $7 breakfasts are held on the second Saturday of the 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.


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.









September


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 the 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.


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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