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Calendar of Events in Cortland NY

See also:

SUNY Cortland Calendar
Cortland Sports Calendar
SVHC Health Calendar 

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Farmers Market Downtown:
June to October, 8 am - 2 pm, Tuesdays & Saturdays, Downtown Main St. between Orchard St & Court St.

AARP Smart Driver Classes:
Preregistration required. A six-hour driver refresher course geared for drivers aged 50 and older, but open to drivers of any age. This course is approved by the N.Y.S. Department of Motor Vehicles for points & insurance reduction. For more information call the Cortland County Health Dept. at (607) 758-5509 or email rsvp@cortland-co.org.

A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls
This free 8-week class is designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels among older adults. Participants learn to set realistic goals to increase activity, change environment to reduce the risk of falls, and learn simple exercises to increase strength and balance. Preregistration is required. For more information call the Cortland County Health Dept. at (607) 758-5509 or email rsvp@cortland-co.org.

 

MARCH 2017

March 24, Francesca Blanchard

8 pm, Center for the Arts, 72 S. Main St., Homer. Francesca Blanchard is a French-American singer-songwriter whose lyrics and melodies reflect her bilingual and multicultural upbringing. A graduate from Boston U., she has been gaining musical experience over the last few years, opening for Joan Armatrading, Suzanne Vega, The Parkington Sisters and others. Adult/General $15, Seniors $12, Students $10. For more information call (607) 749-4900, or visit center4art.org.

March 25, Maple Sugarin’ Day

8 am - 1 pm, Lime Hollow Education Center, 3277 Gracie Road. For Central New Yorkers, the coming of spring isn't marked by the calendar. It's marked by plumes of steam coming from sugar houses in full swing. That's the signal to shed a layer and shake off months of cabin fever. For generations, making syrup has been more than a tradition- it's been a rite of passage from winter to spring. The Maple Sugarin’ Day is held in conjunction with the BOCES New Visions Environmental Science Class.

Pancake Breakfast - open at 8 am: Members: $5, $2 under 12; Nonmembers: $7, $3 under 12; under 3: Free.

Discover how maple syrup is made! 9 am - 12 noon, free admission. For more information visit limehollow.org.

March 25, Jeri Sager "This Broad's Way"

7:30 pm, CRT Downtown, 24 Port Watson St. A Broadway singer, actress and recording artist, Ms. Sager makes her CNY cabaret debut with a songbook of some of the best loved Broadway songs! A veteran of numerous touring productions, she has delighted international audiences of all ages with her portrayals of Grizabella in Cats, Fantine in Les Miserables and Eva Peron in Evita! She performs all over the US, England, the Caribbean, Japan, Mexico and Canada, and has had the honor of singing for Presidents Jimmy Carter and George W. Bush, Pope John Paul II and while with the USO, for both American and British troops. It's a classy musical night on the town, done New York City style... but right at home in Cortland! Don't miss this amazing talent! Beer/Wine Cash Bar. $25.00. To order tickets, call 800-427-6160, visit our Box Office at 24 Port Watson Street, or order online.

March 25, Women of Folk - The New Revival

8 pm, Center for the Arts, 72 S. Main St., Homer. What happens when you combine the vocals prowess of the Wainwright family with stunning harmonies of an all female international harmony group? You get the ultimate Folk Revival package not to be missed! General admission $25, Seniors $23, Students $20, Military/ Vets/ Children under 18, free. For more information call (607) 749-4900, or visit center4art.org.

March 29-April 9, The Queen of Bingo (CRT Downtown production)

7:30 pm (Sundays at 2 pm), CRT Downtown, 24 Port Watson St. A comedy by Jeanne Michels and Phyllis Murphy. Where can two sisters on the other side of fifty, who want to add a little zest to their lives, find it? BINGO! On any bingo night at St. Joseph's, you can find Father Mac, Cindy Conklin, Marge Meranski, and the many colorful regulars we meet through the eyes of Sis and Babe. They dish the dirt, giggle like school girls and LOVE Bingo! Sis is a good loser who just loves to play. Babe is a player who has GOT to win. They compliment (and drive each other crazy) as only sisters can. Each performance includes a live Bingo game with the audience! Adults $32.00, Seniors/Students $30.00. To order tickets, call 800-427-6160, visit our Box Office at 24 Port Watson Street, or order online.

March 30, Cornell Hangovers

7 pm, Center for the Arts, 72 S. Main St., Homer. The “Hangs” sing quite a wide variety of musical styles including jazz, pop, traditional choral, as well as several original compositions and parodies. All of their arrangements are created by current members and alumni of the group, and the group is entirely student run. Admission at the door by donation. For more information visit center4art.com.

March 31, April 1-2 and 7-9, Urinetown: the Musical

8 pm Friday and Saturday, 2 pm Sunday, Dowd Fine Arts Center Lab Theatre. In the not-too-distant-future, high costs and hefty fines have the poor scrambling to afford the costly public toilets. Meanwhile, the wealthy executives at the UGC invent new ways to keep the poor in their place and water in the reservoirs. Both funny and relevant, Urinetown pokes fun at sustainable water consumption, musical theatre contrivances and just a touch of bathroom humor. Urinetown will be presented in the 85 seat Lab Theater. We expect this event to sell out. Due to the intimacy of the venue, late arrivals will not be admitted. This production contains adult humor. Tickets: Adult, $19; Faculty/Staff/Senior Citizen, $16; Student, $9. To purchase tickets visit cortland.edu/boxoffice. For more information call (607) 753-2811, email jeffrey.whetstone@cortland.edu or visit SUNY Performing Arts.

 

APRIL 2017

April 1, Kim Simmonds and Savoy Brown

8 pm, Center for the Arts, 72 S. Main St., Homer. Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the blues band's first album release. In 2015, Savoy Brown was inducted into the New York State Hall of Fame and this past April they received the SAMMY Hall of Fame award in Syracuse. Says Kim, "I enjoy keeping the band on the road, keeping the music alive and giving people inspiration." Tickets $25-$45. For more information call (607) 749-4900, or visit center4art.org.

April 1-2, Marathon Maple Festival

Saturday 9 am - 5 pm, Sunday 9 am - 4 pm, Lovell Field, Marathon. Entertainment includes bands, theatre, gospel music, paintball, helicopter flights, train display and quilt show, scavenger hunt, air boat rides, pony rides, crafts, wood carving. Free samples of fresh maple syrup, and lots of maple flavored snacks. For more information and complete schedule, visit maplefestival.org or email cnymaplefest@yahoo.com.

April 3, Public Meeting for Cortland Main Street Traffic Study

6-8 pm, Cortland Repertory Theatre, 24-26 Port Watson St. This will be the final public meeting for the Cortland Main Street Traffic Study. A summary of alternatives considered will be presented followed by an open question and answer session. For more information contact Mary Rowlands at mary@highland-planning.com.

April 5, Cortland Solar Workshop

6-7:30 pm, NYS Grange Headquarters Auditorium, 100 Grange Place. A grassroots, not-for-profit campaign providing everything you need to know about going solar in Central NY. Sign up for a free solar assessment, meet 7 NYSERDA-approved installers, and talk to customers that have gone solar. For more information call 315-422-8224, or visit www.solarizeCNY.org.

April 7, First Friday Art Event

5-8 pm. Celebrate the arts in Cortland on the first Friday of each month. Participating galleries, studios, artists, interested businesses, music and performing arts venues will be open to the public to spotlight the arts. Funded in part by CNY Arts and NYSCA. For more information and to participate as a venue, email culturalcouncil3@gmail.com or call 607-753-1188. For a map of participating artists and venues, visit First Friday web site the week prior to the event.

April 7, Golden Paints Lecture Demo

2 pm, Center for the Arts, 72 S. Main St., Homer. The Cultural Council of Cortland County is teaming up with Golden Artist Colors for an awesome, artistic lecture presented by Patti Mollica! Patti is internationally known for her painting techniques, and travels the world leading similar workshops. This event is free, but pre-registration is required. To reserve your spot, e-mail your name and phone number to Thena at culturalcouncil3@gmail.com. For more information e-mail culturalcouncil3@gmail.com or visit Facebook event.

April 7-8, Broadway on Church Street IV

7:30 pm, United Presbyterian Church, 25 Church St. Musicians and friends of UPC present their 4th incarnation of the intersection of Broadway, Hollywood, and Cortland's Church Street. Free program. For more information call (607) 756-5689, email pifry1685@gmail.com or visit www.unitedpresbyterian.net.

April 8, Spring Run 5K

9 am, Cortland YMCA, 22 Tompkins St. The first race in the 2017 Borg Warner/Cortland YMCA Race Series. Starting and ending at the Cortland YMCA, the run is a fast, flat course through residential areas of the city. $25 per person adults 14 and older, $20 13 and under (pre-registered rates). Register online or stop in at the YMCA. For more information call (607) 756-2893, email matt@cortlandymca.org or visit www.cortlandymca.org.

April 8, Easter Egg Hunt

10 am sharp, Beaudry Park. Raindate April 9, 2 pm. Open to kids 1-10 yrs. Over 4,000 eggs stuffed with candy and prizes, with different sections for each age group. Grand prize of bike or scooter. Bring your own basket! Meet the Easter Bunny, pony rides, face painting, caricatures with Jim Coon, jelly bean guess. Presented by Cortland Youth Bureau, CAPCO, and Cortland YMCA.

April 9, David Sedaris

8 pm, Center for the Arts, 72 S. Main St., Homer. With sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, David Sedaris has become one of America’s pre-eminent humor writers. The great skill with which he slices through cultural euphemisms and political correctness proves that Sedaris is a master of satire and one of the most observant writers addressing the human condition today. General admission $45, Seniors $43, Students $41, Military/Vet $23. For more information call (607) 749-4900, or visit center4art.org.

April 12, CCHS Lunch & Learn: "“Women's Clubs in Homer in the Early 20th Century"

12:10-12:50 pm, Cortland County Historical Society, 25 Homer Ave. In the early 20th Century, women’s clubs played a strong role in the social, cultural and economic fabric of local communities. Cortland County was no exception. Using recently digitized newspapers and club archives, Homer’s Sennightly Literary Club has reconstructed the women’s literary interests from 1903 to 1924. From this record we can see how the women’s literary interests and community work changed over time to reflect and provide insight into the local and national issues of their day--issues ranging from immigration to women’s suffrage to technology. Gail Bundy is co-historian of Homer’s Sennightly Literary Club. Bring your own lunch and we will provide dessert and beverages. For more information call (607) 756-6071, email cchsresearchrequests@yahoo.com or visit our Facebook Event.

April 15, Nature Guided Hike

10 am, Lime Hollow Visitor Center, 338 McLean Rd. Bundle up each month and take a stroll with a Lime Hollow Naturalist. Monthly hikes include a fun topic or theme. All hikes will depart from our Visitor Center on McLean Road and typically last an hour and a half. Don't forget binoculars, field guides, small snack and a water bottle. There are some binoculars available to borrow. Free admission, donations welcome. For more information visit limehollow.org.

April 18, College Singers Cabaret

8 pm, Dowd Fine Arts Center Theatre, SUNY Cortland. The College Singers present a cabaret themed concert featuring the works of Kander & Ebb, Gershwin, Cole Porter, Billie Holiday, and more! Free admission. For more information call 607-753-4544, email jeffrey.whetstone@cortland.edu or visit cortland.edu/departments/performing-arts.

April 19, CCHS Lunch & Learn: “Roadside Survivors"

12:10-12:50 pm, Cortland County Historical Society, 25 Homer Ave. This program will be presented by David LeRoy and includes pictures of milestones and some history about the turnpikes and post roads along which the milestones are located. The book that Mr. LeRoy wrote on the same subject will be available for perusal and/or purchase. Bring your own lunch and we will provide dessert and everages. For more information call (607) 756-6071, email cchsresearchrequests@yahoo.com or visit our Facebook Event.

April 19, Trevor Project Training: Preventing LGBTQ Youth Suicide

11 am - 2 pm, Identity Youth Center, 206 State Street, Binghamton. Come learn about LGBTQ youth suicide risk and prevention at this training. Open to community members and professionals. This training is free of cost! OASAS credits available - email for more information. Sponsored by The Cortland LGBTQ Center and Identity Youth Center. To RSVP, contact Ethan Lewis at elewis@fcscortland.org or call (607) 756-8970 ext 252. www.cortlandlgbtcenter.org

April 22, Earth Day Clean Up

1-4 pm, Lime Hollow Visitor Center, 338 McLean Rd. Join your friends at Lime Hollow and help us maintain our beautiful trails. This is a wonderful volunteer opportunity for all ages. Bring your helping hands and we’ll bring the refreshments! Don’t forget work gloves, appropriate clothing and a water bottle! For more information visit limehollow.org.

April 22, Princess Party

6-8 pm, JM McDonald Sports Complex. Disney princesses, SUNY Cortland dance team, karaoke, cupcake decorating, hair styling, nail painting. Come dressed as your favorite princess. Children $!0, adults free. For more information call (607) 753-8100 or visit jmmcomplex.com.

April 23,SUNY Cortland Gospel Choir Spring Concert

3-4 pm, Old Main, Brown Auditorium, Gerhart Drive. Featuring Cortland native and alumna and international gospel music recording artist Christine Sinclair and Cortland pianist Dorothy Thomas. Free admission. For more information call (607) 423-3970 or email sam.kelley@cortland.edu.

April 23, Paint & Sip Fundraiser

2-4 pm, American Legion Post 489, Tompkins St. With recent budget cuts by NYS, the Cortland County Child Advocacy Center is in need of emergency funds to cover budgeted expenses. This fundraiser is one way to help this organization. The vendor will contribute $10 of the $35 registration to this group. Register at theinstantartist.com - Click on the calendar date April 23 to complete your registration.

April 26, CCHS Lunch & Learn: “I’ve Lived with the Clockwinder for 40+ Years"

12:10-12:50 pm, Cortland County Historical Society, 25 Homer Ave. Diane Ames will share some history about Cortland’s 1883 Howard Tower Clock which kept folks on Main Street on time until April 11, 2006 when a fire destroyed the Squires Building. Bud (Donald Scott Ames), Diane’s husband, wound the clock weekly from 1971 until the disastrous fire. Diane will share a bit of history about Mr. Squires, the businessman who built the original building where the clock was and about Mr. Charles A. Kellogg, Bud’s immediate clock-winding predecessor. She will also share some of the amusing anecdotes about what it took to be “Cortland’s Clockwinder” for 35 years. Bring your own lunch and we will provide dessert and beverages. For more information call (607) 756-6071, email cchsresearchrequests@yahoo.com or visit our Facebook Event.

April 28, NY to Nashville with Old Boy Records

6 pm, Center for the Arts, 72 S. Main St., Homer. Representing the next generation of American Roots music as interpreted by the artists of Old Boy Records, "New York to Nashville" features some of the best artists in CNY and some of the top up and coming roots artists from Nashville, Tennessee. Additionally: Don't miss the fun of the Pork Pull Off! Three BBQ joints from Central New York will compete in a "pulled pork slider competition" - each slider comes with a side and a flight of locally paired beer. Tickets for concert only or to include BBQ Dinner are available. General admission $20, including dinner $29. Military/veterans/children under 18 are free to concert, pay only $9 for dinner. For more information call (607) 749-4900, or visit center4art.org.

April 28-29, Todd Meredith and the Rave-Ons

7:30 pm, CRT Downtown, 24 Port Watson St. AN ALL REQUEST CONCERT! You've heard them tell the story of Buddy Holly and The Crickets, and recreate Buddy's last concert. Now, hear them tell YOUR story! Audience members will have the opportunity to fill out request cards when purchasing tickets, naming their favorite song and explaining why it is special to them, their spouse or anyone! Todd and the guys will share some of these stories and perform the songs that night! The result is a completely unique concert, chosen by YOU! Choose from a vast list of Buddy Holly favorites, classic 50's hits by other great artists, and some of The Rave-Ons' favorite pop songs by Buddy's successors. Beer/Wine Cash Bar. $35.00. To order tickets, call 800-427-6160, visit our Box Office at 24 Port Watson Street, or order online.

April 29, YMCA Healthy Kids Day

10 am - 2 pm, Cortland YMCA, 22 Tompkins St. Activity filled open house bringing kids and families together. Free event for the entire community! For more information call (607) 756-2893 or visit www.cortlandymca.org.

 

May

May 3, CCHS Lunch & Learn: “17th Century Colonial New England Women Immigrants,” Dr. David Wade Morton

12:10-12:50 pm, Cortland County Historical Society, 25 Homer Ave. Dr. David Wade Morton will take a look at those women who came alone or without their husbands to colonial New England. Bring your own lunch and we will provide dessert and beverages. For more information call (607) 756-6071, email cchsresearchrequests@yahoo.com or visit our Facebook Event.

May 5, First Friday Art Event

5-8 pm. Celebrate the arts in Cortland on the first Friday of each month. Participating galleries, studios, artists, interested businesses, music and performing arts venues will be open to the public to spotlight the arts. Funded in part by CNY Arts and NYSCA. For more information and to participate as a venue, email culturalcouncil3@gmail.com or call 607-753-1188. For a map of participating artists and venues, visit First Friday web site the week prior to the event.

May 6, USATri60

8 am, Cortland County Family YMCA, 22 Tompkins St. A beginner, indoor triathlon event sanctioned by USA Triathlon. Participants will swim for 10 minutes, bike for 30 minutes, and run for 20 minutes. This is a time based event so ALL can participate. Cortland YMCA Members $35, Program Members $50. Register in person at the YMCA or online. For more information call (607) 756-2893, email tanya@cortlandymca.org or visit cortlandymca.recdesk.com/Community/Program.

May 6, Cheryl Wheeler & Lucy Kaplansy

8 pm, Center for the Arts, 72 S. Main St., Homer. In a unique double bill featuring two of Folk music's most talented musicians, Cheryl Wheeler & Lucy Kaplansky take the stage for a very special evening! General admission $30, Seniors $28, Students $25, Military/ Vets/ Children under 18, free. For more information call (607) 749-4900, or visit center4art.org.

May 10, CCHS Lunch & Learn: “The Hospital the Community Built"

12:10-12:50 pm, Cortland County Historical Society, 25 Homer Ave. Join Bonny Griffith, Director of Marketing and Deborah Nadolski, Executive Director of the Cortland Memorial Foundation for a look back at how our Cortland Regional Medical Center has grown, evolved, and served our community for the past 125 years and counting. Bring your own lunch and we will provide dessert and beverages. For more information call (607) 756-6071, email cchsresearchrequests@yahoo.com or visit our Facebook Event.

May 12-21, YMCA Lifeguard Course

Event Time: Variable. Lifeguard course for ages 16+. Teaches students the knowledge and skills necessary to be a lifeguard and professional rescuer. Participants will be certified in American Safety and Health Institute’s (ASHI) courses: CPR Pro for the Professional Rescuer, Basic First Aid for the Community, and Emergency Oxygen Administration. YMCA Members $200, Community Members $250. For more information contact Bethany at bethany@cortlandymca.org, call 607-756-2893, or visit cortlandymca.org.

May 13, Mother's Day Run

A race in the 2017 Borg Warner/Cortland YMCA Race Series. For more information call (607) 756-2893, email matt@cortlandymca.org or visit www.cortlandymca.org.

May 13, Melanie

8 pm, Center for the Arts, 72 S. Main St., Homer. Melanie, who became the voice of an era in one magical instant onstage at Woodstock, has been putting the pieces in order. See her for a special "Mother's Day" performance at the Center for the Arts! General admission $32, Seniors $30, Students $28, Military/ Vets/ Children under 18, free. For more information call (607) 749-4900, or visit center4art.org.

May 17, CCHS Lunch & Learn: “The History of Cobblestone Buildings"

12:10-12:50 pm, Cortland County Historical Society, 25 Homer Ave. Please join Richard Palmer for an interesting topic--cobblestone buildings. Between 1825 and 1860 construction of cobblestone houses and other structures was popular, especially short distances inland from rocky beaches of Lake Ontario where the stones were collected, sized and hauled to building sites. However there are examples of them much further away than one might expect. Local examples of this style include the Universalist Church in Cortland and Randall farm house off Page Green Road. There was once a cobblestone schoolhouse on Church street, a house on Tompkins street and another one in Harford. There are also existing examples of cobblestone foundations throughout the area. Bring your own lunch and we will provide dessert and beverages. For more information call (607) 756-6071, email cchsresearchrequests@yahoo.com or visit our Facebook Event.

May 20, Crown City Brewfest/Spring Sippin' Wine Festival

1-4 pm or 7-10 pm, VIP 6-7 pm, JM McDonald Sports Complex, 4292 Fairgrounds Dr. Crown City Brewfest brings together dozens of craft and national breweries, as well as New York's best local breweries. It will feature concessions throughout the event with unique food pairings from local providers. Two Sessions are available plus a special VIP wine tasting. Featuring live music, indoor lawn games, Best of the Brews Contest, delicious beers and wine. Advanced sale admission is $35 for one and $60 for two people. Group and Corporate rates are available for $28 per person (must buy 10.) Admission does not include food, which can be purchased separately. Ticket includes commemorative tasting glass. Tickets if available will be $40 at the door. Space is limited. Tickets are non refundable. Non-drinking guest OR Designated Driver $15 at the door. MUST BE 21. Purchase tickets online. For more information email mindseyefestivals@gmail.com or visit us on Facebook.

May 21, "Who We Are"

3 pm, United Presbyterian Church, 25 Church St. A tribute to the various nationalities and ethnic groups who came to the Cortland area and made it home. Stories, music, pictures, food, and history describe "who we are." Free program. For more information call (607) 756-5689, email pifry1685@gmail.com or visit www.unitedpresbyterian.net.

 

June

June 1, Registration Opens for Firefighter for a Day

July 26 for 3-7 yr-olds, July 27 for 8-14 yr-olds, Suggett Park. Experience what firefighters experience every day! Register on June 1 at cortlandyb.recdesk.com. Space is limited and fills up quickly!

June 2, First Friday Art Event

5-8 pm. Celebrate the arts in Cortland on the first Friday of each month. Participating galleries, studios, artists, interested businesses, music and performing arts venues will be open to the public to spotlight the arts. Funded in part by CNY Arts and NYSCA. For more information and to participate as a venue, email culturalcouncil3@gmail.com or call 607-753-1188. For a map of participating artists and venues, visit First Friday web site the week prior to the event.

June 3, Hooked on Fishing Derby

8:30-11 am, Durkee Pond, Homer. For all Cortland County youth, 15 and younger. Test your fishing skills and win valuable prizes. Register throughout the derby. Three divisions (under 8, 11 and 15) and prizes for the longest fish. Sponsored by the Cortland Youth Bureau, Izaak Walton League, and Cortland County Federation of Sportsmen.

June 7-17, The 39 Steps (CRT)

Little York Pavilion, Dwyer Memorial Park, Little York. Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of brilliant physical comedy and you have this award winning, fast-paced comedy! This theatrical treat is packed with nonstop laughs, over 150 zany characters (played by a ridiculously talented cast of 4), an on-stage plane crash, a train chase, missing fingers, numerous hats and some good old-fashioned romance!
The Plot: A man with a boring life meets a woman who says she's a spy. When she is murdered, a mysterious organization called "The 39 Steps" is hot on the man's trail in a nationwide manhunt. This leads to an unforgettable evening of laughs and theatrical magic! To purchase tickets or for more information, call 800-427-6160, stop in at the Box Office at 24 Port Watson St., or visit cortlandrep.org.

June 15, Father's Day Run

9 am start at 1st National Bank of Dryden, Rt. 13, Cortland. Course will measure closer to 6K due to the route change, and will be ¾ road ¼ trail. Full Race route available online at www.cortlandymca.org. Pre-registration Adult $20, Youth $15 (13 and under). Race Day Adult $25, Youth $20 (13 and under). Proceeds benefit Lime Hollow Nature Center and the Cortland YMCA.

June 21 - July 8, La Cage Aux Folles (CRT)

Little York Pavilion, Dwyer Memorial Park, Little York. This multiple Tony-Award winning musical is one of Broadway's all time greatest hits! After twenty years of un-wedded bliss Georges and Albin, two men partnered for better-or-worse, get a bit of both when Georges' son (fathered during a one-night fling) announces his impending marriage to the daughter of a closed-minded politician. Further complicating the situation is the "family business": Albin and Georges run a drag nightclub in St. Tropez, where Albin is the star performer "Zaza"! When the families get together for a "normal" dinner, the results are anything but! It's a family show...for EVERY kind of family! To purchase tickets or for more information, call 800-427-6160, stop in at the Box Office at 24 Port Watson St., or visit cortlandrep.org.

 

July

July 6, Summer Concert: GoGone

7 pm, Court House Park. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy the music. For more information call the Cortland Youth Bureau at (607) 607-753-3021.

July 12 - 29, Footloose (CRT)

Little York Pavilion, Dwyer Memorial Park, Little York. This explosive rock and roll musical based on the 1980s hit film sizzles with the same spirit of youth, rebellion and romance! City boy Ren thinks his life is over when he is forced to move to Bomont, a rural backwater town. But things are worse than he could have imagined, because the town bans dancing of any kind! It isn't long before Ren can't resist breaking the rules...and he's not alone! With high-energy choreography and classic pop hits including Holding Out for a Hero, Almost Paradise, Let's Hear it for the Boy, and of course the unforgettable title tune, this is a sensational musical the whole family can enjoy! To purchase tickets or for more information, call 800-427-6160, stop in at the Box Office at 24 Port Watson St., or visit cortlandrep.org.

July 13, Summer Concert: Unreal City

7 pm, Court House Park. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy the music. For more information call the Cortland Youth Bureau at (607) 607-753-3021.

July 15 & 21, The Velveteen Rabbit (CRT)

Little York Pavilion, Dwyer Memorial Park, Little York. In the imaginative world of toys, life begins when humans leave the room! When one group of toys discovers a velveteen rabbit, they learn what it means to be truly loved by their owner. Adapted from the classic children's story, this unique "toy story" tells the "tail" of the unconditional love between a child and his toy bunny. Children are encouraged to bring their favorite stuffed toy to the show. They both will love it! $7.00 per person. To purchase tickets or for more information, call 800-427-6160, stop in at the Box Office at 24 Port Watson St., or visit cortlandrep.org.

July 20, Summer Concert: Old Timers Band

7 pm, Court House Park. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy the music. For more information call the Cortland Youth Bureau at (607) 607-753-3021.

July 26-27, Firefighter for a Day

July 26 for 3-7 yr-olds, July 27 for 8-14 yr-olds, Suggett Park. Experience what firefighters experience every day! Register on June 1 at cortlandyb.recdesk.com. Space is limited and fills up quickly!

July 27, Summer Concert: Ageless Jazz Band

7 pm, Court House Park. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy the music. For more information call the Cortland Youth Bureau at (607) 607-753-3021.

 

August

August 2-12, Agatha Christie's Appointment with Death (CRT)

Little York Pavilion, Dwyer Memorial Park, Little York. While touring Jerusalem, an international group of travelers, including a young English doctor, her French colleague, a debonair American, and the belligerent Lady Westholme are joined by the domineering American Mrs. Boynton and her four stepchildren who are kept firmly under her thumb. On a sightseeing tour to the desert, one of the travelers is murdered...and one is a murderer! All are suspects, but in this unique Christie mystery, even the best amateur sleuth will never foresee the surprise twist ending! Adapted by Dame Agatha herself from her novel! To purchase tickets or for more information, call 800-427-6160, stop in at the Box Office at 24 Port Watson St., or visit cortlandrep.org.

August 3, Summer Concert: Tink Bennett & Taylor Made

7 pm, Court House Park. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy the music. For more information call the Cortland Youth Bureau at (607) 607-753-3021.

August 10, Summer Concert: Small Town Shade

7 pm, Court House Park. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy the music. For more information call the Cortland Youth Bureau at (607) 607-753-3021.

August 16-26, Nana's Naughty Knickers (CRT)

Little York Pavilion, Dwyer Memorial Park, Little York. Bridget and her Grandmother are about to become roommates. However, what Bridget saw as a unique opportunity to stay with her favorite Nana in New York City for the summer quickly turns into an experience she'll never forget. It seems her sweet Grandma is running an illegal boutique from her apartment, selling hand-made naughty knickers to every senior citizen in the five borough area! Will Bridget be able to handle all the excitement? Will her Nana get arrested - or worse! - evicted? To purchase tickets or for more information, call 800-427-6160, stop in at the Box Office at 24 Port Watson St., or visit cortlandrep.org.

August 20, Porchfest Cortland

12-6 pm, Van Hoesen Street Neighborhood. Local bands, children acts and activities. Freewill donations and sponsorships benefit the Cortland Youth Bureau's music program and a Suggett Park playground initiative. For more information visit Facebook.

August 30-September 9, Life Could Be a Dream (CRT)

Little York Pavilion, Dwyer Memorial Park, Little York. Take another trip to Springfield (the home town of the Marvelous Wonderettes!) and meet Denny and the Dreamers, a fledgling doo-wop singing group preparing to enter the Big Whopper Radio contest to realize their dreams of making it to the big time! Trouble comes in the form of Lois, who arrives to put some polish on the boys. Denny falls in love, Wally falls in line, Eugene falls apart, and along comes handsome heartthrob Skip to send the whole situation spinning. The '60s hits say it all: Fools Fall in Love, Tears on My Pillow, Runaround Sue, Earth Angel, Unchained Melody, and many more!This charmer will leave you laughing, singing, and cheering! Let's hear it for the boys! To purchase tickets or for more information, call 800-427-6160, stop in at the Box Office at 24 Port Watson St., or visit cortlandrep.org.

 

September

September 1, First Friday Art Event

5-8 pm. Celebrate the arts in Cortland on the first Friday of each month. Participating galleries, studios, artists, interested businesses, music and performing arts venues will be open to the public to spotlight the arts. Funded in part by CNY Arts and NYSCA. For more information and to participate as a venue, email culturalcouncil3@gmail.com or call 607-753-1188. For a map of participating artists and venues, visit First Friday web site the week prior to the event.

 

OCTOBER

October 6, First Friday Art Event

5-8 pm. Celebrate the arts in Cortland on the first Friday of each month. Participating galleries, studios, artists, interested businesses, music and performing arts venues will be open to the public to spotlight the arts. Funded in part by CNY Arts and NYSCA. For more information and to participate as a venue, email culturalcouncil3@gmail.com or call 607-753-1188. For a map of participating artists and venues, visit First Friday web site the week prior to the event.

 

NOVEMBER

November 3, First Friday Art Event

5-8 pm. Celebrate the arts in Cortland on the first Friday of each month. Participating galleries, studios, artists, interested businesses, music and performing arts venues will be open to the public to spotlight the arts. Funded in part by CNY Arts and NYSCA. For more information and to participate as a venue, email culturalcouncil3@gmail.com or call 607-753-1188. For a map of participating artists and venues, visit First Friday web site the week prior to the event.

 

DECEMBER

December 1, First Friday Art Event

5-8 pm. Celebrate the arts in Cortland on the first Friday of each month. Participating galleries, studios, artists, interested businesses, music and performing arts venues will be open to the public to spotlight the arts. Funded in part by CNY Arts and NYSCA. For more information and to participate as a venue, email culturalcouncil3@gmail.com or call 607-753-1188. For a map of participating artists and venues, visit First Friday web site the week prior to the event.