Arts, Culture, Recreation in the Rochester New York Area | Beyond the Nest (Rochester)

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Real Steam Train Rides

Take a trip back in time aboard a real working steam locomotive! For two weekends only, enjoy fun train rides, live music, museum exhibits, refreshments, and more. Age 4 and under ride free! Advance ticket purchase required. The Rochester & Genesee Valley Railroad Museum is located on Route 251 in Rush, easy to find from Exit 11 off I-390.
Dates: 
08/24/2019
08/25/2019
10:00am to 3:00pm
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Location:

Rochester & Genesee Valley Railroad Museum
282 Rush Scottsville Road
Rush, NY, 14543
United States

Phone:

585-533-1431

Finger Lakes Ring of Fire

Every Saturday of Labor Day weekend, Canandaigua Lake's perimeter glows at dark. The first fire is lit at the top of Bare Hill overlooking the lake followed by residents around the shoreline who then light a fire or flare that creates a ring around the entire lake, marking the unofficial end of summer.
Dates: 
09/01/2019
9 pm
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Organization:

Canandaigua, Town of

Location:

Canandaigua, NY
United States

Phone:

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RAMS presents The 17th Annual Northeast Model Helicopter Jamboree

Our Helicopter Jamboree is for all rotary flight. This three day event draws pilots from all over the country and Canada. Some of the pilots are world class, who compete in 3D aerobatics competitions all over the world. In addition the 3D aerobatics, you can see outstanding scale flight helicopters as well as multirotor heli's. On Saturday night, many of the pilots will put on a Night Flite routine to music in conjunction with our fireworks display. Spectacular Night Show Sat Night begins at 8:00 PM with Fireworks.
Dates: 
08/30/2019
08/31/2019
09/01/2019
10 am - 5 pm
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Location:

Rochester Aero-Modeling Society Flying Field
2529 Macedon Center Rd
Macedon, NY, 14502
United States

The Ed Van Wagner Memorial Model Airplane Show and Open House at RAMS

Every year the RAMS host a Model Airplane show in Macedon NY. Pilots from all over the North East (and farther) come to participate in this great event! Each year proceeds are donated to the Macedon Ambulance
Dates: 
08/24/2019
08/25/2019
10 am - 5 pm
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Location:

Rochester Aero-Modeling Society Flying Field
2529 Macedon Center Rd
Macedon, NY, 14502
United States

Explore Rochester Under the Dome

Be a tourist in your own town, and join Visit Rochester for a huge, free-to-attend event to meet local attractions and tourism partners and to discover the treasures in your own backyard!
Dates: 
09/17/2019
4:30 - 6:30 pm
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Organization:

Rochester Dome Arena

Location:

2695 East Henrietta Road
Henrietta, NY, 14467
United States

Phone:

800-677-7282

2019 Rochester International Airshow

The Rochester Airshow is back for 2019! Come experience the excitement and the exhilaration this August 24th & 25th at the Greater Rochester International Airport. Featuring the world famous USAF Thunderbirds! Don't miss your chance to see the USAF Thunderbirds, the exciting F-22 Raptor Tactical Demo, and some of the best airshow pilots and performers in the world.
Dates: 
08/24/2019
08/25/2019
9:30 am - 6 pm both days
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Location:

1200 Brooks Avenue
Rochester, NY, 14624
United States

Phone:

585 753-7000

New York State Festival of Balloons

The beauty of an early morning flight is breathtaking as balloons gracefully float over our valley. The thrill of a mass evening launch is a real crowd pleaser. For those passengers taking their first flight, wonderful thoughts and memories will long endure. Though we are one of the largest events of its type, The New York Festival of Balloons, is a great deal more than hot air balloons. Take a look at the SCHEDULE OF EVENTS for this coming Labor Day Weekend and you will agree that there is something for everyone all weekend long at the NYSFOB
Dates: 
08/30/2019
08/31/2019
09/01/2019
Gates open at 4 pm on Friday; Vendors open 10 am to dusk Fri and Sat; balloon launches at 6 am and 6 pm
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Location:

Dansville Municipal Airport Maple Street
Dansville, NY
United States

Phone:

585-335-9470

The Great New York State Fair

More than one million people experience this affordable, 13-day celebration of delicious food, eye-opening exhibits, captivating entertainment and great fun. The New York State Fair's 174th edition will showcase thousands of animals, hundreds of commercial attractions, scores of exciting midway rides and dozens of big-name entertainers... all just a short trip from wherever you live!
Dates: 
08/23/2019
08/24/2019
08/25/2019
9 am - 10 pm
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Organization:

New York State Fair

Location:

The Empire Expo Center 581 State Fair Blvd.
Syracuse, NY, 13209
United States

Phone:

315.487.7711 or 800.475.FAIR