in Western New York (A-K)
& Attica RR, Attica, Wyoming County
Your train to yesteryear boards
at the Arcade & Attica Railroad yard year-round, but the 90-minute journey
into railroading history is particularly appealing when the autumn foliage is
at its peak. Try October. 585-492-3100.
Artpark is summer theater at its finest, presenting musical
productions and headliner shows in the 2400 seat Mainstage Theater & adjacent
seating lawn. Weekly concerts in Upper Park Amphitheater. Seasonal: Park open
year round dawn to dusk Artpark Theater & Art Season: June - September Call for
hours and schedule. 450 South Fourth Street Lewiston, NY 14092 (716) 754-4375
Rodeo, Attica, Wyoming County
You don't have to go out west to enjoy a
rodeo! The 45th annual Attica Championship Rodeo is Aug. 1-3, 800-839-3919. Also
enjoy the 58th Annual Gerry Rodeo (Aug. 6-10) in Chautauqua County, the oldest
consecutive rodeo east of the Mississippi. Gerry Rodeo, 716-985-4847..
Downs OTB & Racetrack Exhibition Center, Batavia, Genesee County
Live harness racing on July 29. Batavia Downs Racetrack "The Friendly Track."
Bristol Valley Theatre, Naples, Ontario County
summer stock comes to the Bristol Hills-musicals, comedy, mystery thrillers. Touted
as the best summer theater in the region Bristol Valley Theater runs from late
June through Labor Day. 585-374-6318.
Buffalo, Erie County
Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, one of the nation's
best, presents weekend classics and pops concerts. Highlights for 1997 include
Doc Severinsen and Al Jarreau. Special Sunday Discovery Series for Children. Weekday
series: Sight, Sound & Symphony; TGIF Series. Kleinhans Music Hall. 716-885-5000.
Buffalo Zoo, Buffalo, Erie County
The lowland gorilla
habitat continues to thrive at Buffalo Zoological Gardens. Five gorillas have
been born at the zoo and are under the age of six. Attractions include the new
African Predator Exhibit, displayed as wild African plains; the World of Wildlife
Discovery Center; Children's Zoo, plus over 1,000 animals, including a rare white
Chautauqua Institution, Chautauqua, Chautauqua
Would you care for a little Toscanini after your Tennessee Williams? Or
a bit of tai-chi before tennis? "Art, science, society, religion, patriotism,
education-whatever tends to enlarge, refine and ennoble the individual" is
taught and embraced at the Chautauqua Institution in
Chautauqua County. The lakeside community bustles with 142,000 visitors each summer.
Some rest in fairy tale Victorian cottages; others prefer the grand old Athenaeum,
dining at Thomas Edison's favorite table. 800-836-ARTS.
Center, Elmira, Chemung County
Elmira's Clemens Center presents a full
calendar of events to suit all tastes: Broadway plays, live concerts by contemporary
artists, classical ballet, country superstars, modern dance, stand-up comedy,
children's theater, rock & roll! 800-724-0159.
Lake Theme Park, Darien Center, Genesee County
Ever expanding, Darien Lake
in Genesee County continues to build its roller coaster collection. Featuring
a full selection of roller coasters as well as family and children-oriented rides,
Darien Lake has something for everyone. Darien Lake, 585-599-4641.
Lakes Performing Arts, Canandaigua, Ontario County
The Finger Lakes Performing
Art Center is one of two venues that compete for the biggest names in popular
music. The other is The Darien Lake Performing Arts Center in Genesee County.
Both have been successful in bringing headline acts to Western New York for the
summer concert season.
Finger Lakes Race Track , Farmington,
Thoroughbred racing.at Farmington, Ontario County 585-924-3232.
Genesee CountryVillage, Mumford, Monroe County
Genesee Country Village, authentically-dressed villagers
go about their daily business, whether it be blacksmith, printer or merchant.
This living history museum is an authentic expression of regional life 150 years
ago. The museum is comprised of a 19th century village featuring 57 historically
significant structures; the Gallery of Sporting Art offering the works of wildlife
artists like Audubon and Tunnicliffe; and a 375-acre Nature Center and Wildlife
Refuge. Special events, like a Civil War reenactment or Bagpipe Weekend, make
each museum trip unique. Genesee Country Village, Mumford, Monroe County. 585-538-6822.
Valley Hunt, Geneseo, Livingston County
Features horse races & family
fair day, horse trials and hunter pace events, as well as regular fox hunts. For
more information about these events please visit www.geneseevalleyhunt.org
GeVa Theatre, Rochester, Monroe County
from Broadway, film and television, Rochester's premier professional GeVa Theatre
presents yearly productions. Rochester. 585-232-GEVA.
Cumorah Pageant, near Palmyra, Wayne County
Performed each July on the
very site where 14-year-old Joseph Smith purportedly discovered what was to become
known as the Book of Mormon, the spectacular Hill Cumorah
Pageant has been described as a techno-dazzling epic of ancient American inhabitants.
A cast of 600 brings the story to life with music, dance, drama and state-of-the-art
special effects. Free. 315-597-6008.
1941 Historic Aircraft
GroupThe 1941 Historic Aircraft Group is dedicated to restoring, preserving,
and displaying old and rare aircraft in flying condition,with an emphasis on the
World War II era. 585-243-2100. www.1941hag.org
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