“One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” – Henry Miller

This week, I challenge you not only to see things in a new way, but to go see something new from the list below…you have plenty to choose from!  If you do, I would love to hear what you’ve done and what your experience was like.

  1. Take a carousel ride at the Harbor & Carousel Festival

    Ontario Beach State Park Harbor & Carousel Festival – Thurs. June 23 @ 12 Noon – 8 p.m., Fri. June 24 @ 2 – 8 p.m., Sat. June 25 @ 9 a.m. – 10 p.m., Sun. June 26 @ 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. No admission fee, but tickets purchase required for rides. Rochester.

  2. A Coupla White Chicks Sitting Around Talking at Bristol Valley Theatre – Thurs. June 23- Sun. July 3.  See schedule for times. $12 – $32. Naples.
  3. Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera at George Eastman House – Starts Sat. June 25 – Sun. Sept. 18.  Tues., Wed., Fri. Sat. @ 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Thurs. @ 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., Sun. 1-5 p.m. Adults $12, Seniors (65+)$10, Students (with ID) $5, Children (12 and under) and Museum Members Free.Rochester.
  4. Finger Lakes Arabian Summer Festival at the NYS Fairgrounds – Fri. June 24 – Sun. June 26. Starts 8 a.m. Fri. & Sat, 8:30 a.m. Sun. Free. Syracuse.
  5. 29th Annual Syracuse Jazz Fest – Fri. June 24 @ 5-11 p.m., Sat. June 25 @ 5-11 p.m. Free admission, parking $5. Syracuse.
  6. Rochester Folk Art Craft Weekend – Sat.. June 25 @ 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.- Sun. June 26 @ 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. $275 for weekend.  Middlesex.
  7. Pierce Arrow Auto Show at Casa Larga – Sat. June 25 @ 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Free. Canandaigua.
  8. Ithaca Scottish Games & Celtic Festival - Sat. June 25 @ 12 Noon – past 5 p.m.-Sun. June 26 @ 10 a.m. – ? Buy a button $5, Button plus 3 raffle tickets $10, Button plus t-shirt $20. Ithaca.
  9. Barbecue at the Wineries – Sat. June 25- Sun. June 26. $ 25, Designated Driver $ 18.75; Sunday only $ 19,designated driver $ 14.25. Along Keuka Lake.
  10. War of 1812 Encampment at Genesee Country Village & Museum – Sat. June 25 & Sun. June 26 @ 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Adults $15, Seniors & Students $12, Youth (4-16) $9. Mumford.
  11. Folk Art and Family Fun Day – Sun. June 26 @ 1-5 p.m. Free.  Auburn.
  12. Starfish at the Main Street Armory - Sun. June 26 @ 3 p.m. $12.50-$40. Rochester.
  13. Hairspray at the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse – Wed. June 29-  Wed. July 20. General Admission $37-$41, Seniors (62+)$34-$38, Youth (under 17) & Students (w/ID) $30-$34. Auburn.
  14. Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra at Ontario Beach State Park – Wed. June 29 @ 7 p.m. Free. Rochester.
  15. First Friday at Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center – Fri. July 1 @ 5-8 p.m. Free. Auburn.
  16. Othello:Shakespeare at Highland  Bowl Park  by the Rochester Community Players  – Fri. July 1- Wed. July 6, Fri. July 8 – Wed. July 13, Fri. July 15 & Sat. July 16 @ 8 p.m. Free, but donations are encouraged. Rochester.
  17. Cedric the Entertainer at the Auditorium Theater – Sat. July 2 @  8 p.m. $40-$70. Rochester.
  18. Red, White & Boom at CMAC – Sat. July 2 @ 7:30 p.m. $13 – $50; Kids 12 and under are free on the lawn at CMAC. Canandaigua.
  19. Canandaigua Wine Walk – Sat. July 2 @ 4-7 p.m. $5 includes souvenir glass. Canandaigua.
  20. Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra Celebrates July 4th at the Main Street Bridge – Mon. July 4 @ 9 p.m. Free. Rochester.

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