in Rochester/ Erie Canal area
Mumford, Monroe County
At 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.
GeVa Theatre, Rochester, Monroe
Drawing talent from Broadway, film and television, Rochester's premier
professional GeVa Theatre presents yearly productions. Rochester. 585-232-GEVA.
Hill Cumorah Pageant, near Palmyra, Wayne County
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. 315-597-5851.
Philharmonic, Rochester, Monroe County
The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra
presents a stunning array of classical, pops, opera and family concerts. The spotlight
shines on local virtuosi and international guest artists alike. Winter performances
are held in the spectacular Eastman School of Music's Eastman Theatre. In July,
the orchestra entertains at the Finger Lakes Performing Arts Center in Canandaigua,
in a relaxed outdoor setting. 585-454-2620.
Park, Rochester, Monroe County
Seabreeze Amusement Park on the edge of
Irondequoit Bay is back! After losing its 1909 vintage carousel in a fire several
years ago, Seabreeze has harnessed a brand new ring of galloping horses who bound
over imaginary obstacles, carrying giggling riders with sticky cotton candy hands.
Seneca Park Zoo, Rochester, Monroe County
Rocky Coasts have come to the Rochester. Seneca Park Zoo's multi-million dollar
exhibit provides underwater viewing of polar bears, sea lions and penguins. The
zoo is home to the state's only African elephants and Bornean orangutans, plus
over 300 other inspiring animals. 585-467-9453.
Driving Competition, Pittsford, Monroe County
Walnut Hill Farm
Driving Competition, Monroe County. Over 200 horsemen from Europe, Canada and
the United States display their horses and a medley of 19th century carriages
in a variety of competitions. August. 585-385-2555.
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