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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.

 

JUNE

June 6, Cortland County Dairy Parade

6:30 pm, Main Street, Downtown Cortland. The annual Cortland County Dairy Parade takes place the first Tuesday of June and is produced by the Cortland County Dairy Promotion Committee. Dairy Princess crowning after the parade at Cortland County Courthouse steps. For more information call (607) 753-1593, email brooks1593@hotmail.com, or visit us on Facebook.

June 7, Appalachian Regional Commission Funding Workshop

11 am - 1 pm, SUNY Cortland Park Center, Hall of Fame Room #1118, 22 Graham Ave. Learn about Appalachian Regional Commission overview and introductions, Department of State, Division of Local Government with REDC commitment, Performance Measure Requirements. Eligible projects include incorporated not-for-profits, municipalities, and other public entities such as IDAs and school systems in Broome, Chenango, Cortland, Delaware, Otsego, Schoharie, Tioga and Tompkins Counties. Funds must be matched at least dollar per dopllar with cash and/or in-kind goods or services depending on the type of proposal. Funds must be used for new activities/programs, or for an expansion of ativities/programs. Funding of existing programs is NOT eligible. Please register by May 26. Limited to 50 participants. Free lunch provided. Register online now.

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 9-18, YMCA Lifeguard Course

Cortland YMCA. 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. To register or for more information contact Bethany at bethany@cortlandymca.org, call 607-756-2893 or visit www.cortlandymca.org.

June 10, Cincinnatus Town-wide Yard Sale Day

9 am - 4 pm, Cincinnatus. RAIN OR SHINE! Maps at Cincy Home Center, Farmer’s Market, Fire Dept. Pancake Breakfast at Fire Dept. from 7-10 am. American Legion Chicken BBQ at noon. 50+ Sales throughout the town. Free Maps of every sale location. Antiques, Collectibles, Furniture, Appliances, Tools, Toys, Sporting Equipment, Clothing – Something for everyone. Like us on Facebook! For more information call (607) 863-3280 or email mrsma1950@yahoo.com.

June 10-11, St. Anthony's Festival

St. Anthony of Padua Church, 50 Pomeroy St. Saturday: 5:30 Mass followed by church tour. Fireworks at dark. Sunday: 9:30 Mass followed by parade, games, novelties for sale, raffle, silent auction, and music by Cortland Old Timers Band. For more information visit saintanthonysfestival.org.

June 10, Attic Treasures Sale

9 am-3 pm, Cortland County Historical Society, 25 Homer Ave. Scoop up some great deals, including jewelry, cookie jars, teapots, glass bottles, end tables, chairs, tins, toys, vintage doilies and tablecloths. 19th century Cortland County publications include several copies of “Grip’s Historical Souvenir” and “Book of Biographies” as well as yearbooks, phone books and photographs. Many books and Brockway t-shirt prices slashed in our gift shop as well. Sale is INSIDE, in basement. Rain or shine! For more information call (607) 756-6071, email cchsresearchrequests@yahoo.com or visit us on Facebook.

June 11, Toys for Tots Cortland County Motorcycle Run

11:30 am, Court St.

June 11-18, Empire State Senior Games

Organized sports competition and leisure program for individuals who will be 50 and over by 12/31/2017. Online registration open through May 22. Paper registration due May 10. For more information call 800-859-2227, email nyseniorgamesinfo@gmail.com or crsc@cortlandsports.org, or visit nyseniorgames.com or Facebook.

June 14, Job Corps Orientation for 16-24 Year Olds

11 am, Cortland Works Career Center, 99 Main St. Orientation and Interviews for 16-24 year olds. Job Corps, administered by the U.S. Dept. of Labor, offers free career technical training for 16 – 24 year olds in auto mechanics, auto body repair, medical & business office, C.N.A., L.P.N, construction, culinary arts, security guard and more. The program includes up to two years education and training, campus housing, meals and other services. There is no cost to eligible students. Both high school graduates and non-graduates may apply. If needed, a student can also get a NY State High School Equivalency (TASC) or high school diploma at the same time they train for a career at Job Corps. Interested students must call Admissions Counselor Amanda Adetu at (315) 478-5529 or email adetu.amana@jobcorps.org to see if you are eligible for the program and to reserve your seat. No admission charge.

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 17, Molly and the Badly Bent Bluegrass Boys

6:00 pre-show/dinner, Center for the Arts, 72 S. Main St., Homer. Special guests The Local Farmer's Union. Admission: pay what you will. All donations will be split between the Center for the Arts and the performers. For more information visit Center4Art.org or call 877-749-ARTS (2787).

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 4, 22nd Annual Public Reading of the United States Declaration of Independence

10 am, Center for the Arts, 72 S. Main St., Homer. Charles W. Jermy, Jr. and Charles W. Jermy III will present the historical background of the events that led up to its adoption in 1776. Those who desire to do so will be invited to read a short portion of the Declaration itself. Following the reading, the bells in the churches and other buildings surrounding the Green will be rung 50 times. All are welcome, families in particular, and there is no charge. For more information, please call Bud or Chip at 607/749-4365, or email cwj1@cornell.edu.

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 7, Old Boy Records Night (Cortland Main Street Music Series)

Gates open at 5:30 pm; Music starts at 6 pm. Municipal Parking Lot next to 64 Main Street. Bring your lawn chairs! Dancing encouraged! **No coolers or outside liquor, please. Onsite sales of assorted wine Cortland Beer Company draft beer, and water support the event. Hot dogs, hamburgers, soda sold at VFW side. Free concert for all; donations encouraged. For more information call (607) 591-7903, email info@cortlanddowntown.com or visit us on Facebook.

July 7, Tim Reynolds and TR3

8 pm, Center for the Arts, 72 S. Main St., Homer. Doors open at 5 pm – preshow music by Joe Driscoll at 7 pm. It was in the mid 1980s in Charlottesville, VA, when Tim Reynolds founded his breakthrough electric power trio, TR3 (Tim Reynolds Trio), known for their fusion of funk, rock, and jazz. Tickets: $30 – $35 (Children $10, Active Military/Veterans $10). For more information visit Center4Art.org, experiencecortland.com, or call 877-749-ARTS (2787).

July 8, Taste of Downtown

12-4 pm, Downtown Cortland. Cortland area restaurants show off their culinary creativity for the annual walking tasting tour in Historic Downtown Cortland (Main Street and adjacent side streets). Free souvenir glass to the first 500 customers! Entertainment throughout Historic Downtown Cortland! Tasting tickets $15. ONLINE sales begin June 26, 2017: https://hdc.yapsody.com/event/index/56250/taste-of-downtown-cortland. IN-PERSON sales begin July 3 to 1 pm day of event. For more information call (607) 591-7903, email info@cortlanddowntown.com or visit us on Facebook.

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 14, Tribal Revival and Small Town Shade (Cortland Main Street Music Series)

Gates open at 5:30 pm; Music starts at 6 pm. Municipal Parking Lot next to 64 Main Street. Bring your lawn chairs! Dancing encouraged! **No coolers or outside liquor, please. Onsite sales of assorted wine Cortland Beer Company draft beer, and water support the event. Hot dogs, hamburgers, soda sold at VFW side. Free concert for all; donations encouraged. For more information call (607) 591-7903, email info@cortlanddowntown.com or visit us on Facebook.

July 14, Burgers, Bands & Baseball with The Joe Whiting Band

6 pm, Center for the Arts, 72 S. Main St., Homer. GRAMMY nominated 'Jumpin' Joe Whiting has done it all! The front man of the seminal 70's rock band 'Jukin' Bone, Joe Whiting has played with the best of them, including Bobby Comstock, Ronnie Dio, Savoy Brown, Van Halen, and More! 6 pm, Build your own burger at our burger bar (available for purchase the night of the show), and meet the 2017 players of the Cortland Crush Baseball Team! 7 pm, Preshow Music, 8 pm Joe Whiting Band. Presented by the Center for the Arts, Always Classic 101.5 FM, and The Cortland Crush. For more information visit Center4Art.org or call 877-749-ARTS (2787).

July 15, Ramp it Up 5K and Pancake Breakfast

7 am, Cortland UMC, 734 State Route 222. Cortland United Methodist Church, along with other area churches, provide a ministry that builds ramps for our neighbors in need of accessibility to their homes, providing lumber and hardware for the ramps built by our many volunteers and partners. This not for profit benefits the needs of those who cannot afford or need help getting accessibility to their homes. To raise funds for the lumber and hardware to build these ramps, we will host a 5K Walk, Run, Roll on the nature trails at 734 State Route 222 and surrounding roadsides. Following the 5K we will celebrate with a free pancake breakfast for the participants. Tickets $20 through 7/13 on-line or $25 day of event. For more information or to purchase tickets call (607) 279-1023 or visit cortlandumc.net/5k.

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 21, New York Rock and The Rods (Cortland Main Street Music Series)

Gates open at 5:30 pm; Music starts at 6 pm. Municipal Parking Lot next to 64 Main Street. Bring your lawn chairs! Dancing encouraged! **No coolers or outside liquor, please. Onsite sales of assorted wine Cortland Beer Company draft beer, and water support the event. Hot dogs, hamburgers, soda sold at VFW side. Free concert for all; donations encouraged. For more information call (607) 591-7903, email info@cortlanddowntown.com or visit us on Facebook.

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.

July 28, CPEF Golf Tourney

11:45 am Registration (12:30 pm shotgun start), Willowbrook Golf Club. A fun Friday outing of 18 holes of golf with dinner, prizes and more, to raise funds for a good cause. CPEF is a not-for-profit organization; donations are tax deductible, W-9 forms provided upon request. $75 per person includes 18 holes, cart, dinner and prizes (skin game and raffles are separate). For registration form visit website or, contact Tom Avery, Golf Committee Chair, at TAvery@mobiusbiz.com or
Jose Feliciano, President, at jose.feliciano@cortland.edu. For more information call (607) 842-6843 (Anne Sabach, board member), email asabach@frontiernet.net or visit cpef.shutterfly.com.

July 28 - JazzHappensBand and Charlie Bertini & Ronnie Leigh Allstars (Cortland Main Street Music Series)

Gates open at 5:30 pm; Music starts at 6 pm. Municipal Parking Lot next to 64 Main Street. Bring your lawn chairs! Dancing encouraged! **No coolers or outside liquor, please. Onsite sales of assorted wine Cortland Beer Company draft beer, and water support the event. Hot dogs, hamburgers, soda sold at VFW side. Free concert for all; donations encouraged. For more information call (607) 591-7903, email info@cortlanddowntown.com or visit us on Facebook.

 

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 4, YWCA's Pig-n-Par Golf Tournament

9 am, Willowbrook Golf Course. Captain and crew tournament; women's, men's and mixed teams; door prizes and prizes for each flight. To register a team, fill out form online. For more information call Kelsey Ryan at (607) 753-9651 or email kelsey@cortlandywca.org.

August 6, Arts and Wine Festival

12 pm, Court House Park.

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 10-13, Brockway Truck Show

For more information visit www.brockwaytrucks.org.

August 12, Celebrate Cortland

10 am, Court House Park.

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 18, Devon Allman Band

8 pm, Center for the Arts, 72 S. Main St., Homer. Doors open at 5 pm – preshow music by The Hoffman Family Band at 7 pm. The dirty blond hair is the same, the body posture is also the same, and there are touches in the voice that have a similar genetic connection, but Devon Allman has toiled long and hard to establish his own musical identity, separate from his legendary dad, Gregg Allman. For more information visit Center4Art.org, experiencecortland.com, or call 877-749-ARTS (2787).

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.

October 6-8, Wilderness First Responder Recertification

8 am - 5 pm, SUNY Cortland. Review, practice, and stay on top of your skills with NOLS Wilderness Medicine's Wilderness First Responder Recertification Course. This scenario-based approach to recertification provides you the opportunity to test your skills against realistic situations. You'll practice and relearn wilderness medicine protocols, review evacuation and decision making guidelines, and receive the latest updates in wilderness medicine over the course of three days. $325. To purchase tickets visit wildernessrescuetraining.com. For more information email wildernessrescuetraining@gmail.com or visit wildernessrescuetraining.com.

 

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.