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

FEATURED EVENTS

Lakeside Winter Celebration

This year, the celebration will feature a wide array of activities including the 13th Annual Lake Ontario Wine and Craft Beer Festival on Saturday and then continue on Sunday with the “Polar Plunge” at 12 p.m. Additionally, Charlotte area merchants will be offering specials and discounts all weekend. All events will be held in and adjacent to the Roger Robach Community Center and Ontario Beach Park.
Dates: 
02/05/2023
Noon - 4 pm
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Organization:

Ontario Beach Park

Location:

4800 Lake Avenue
Rochester, NY, 14613
United States

Phone:

585) 586-7400 ext. 109

2023 Sweet Treats for your Sweetheart

Can you think of a better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than with wine, sweets, flowers, and your favorite person? We’d like to introduce you to our newest wine trail event- Sweet Treats for your Sweetheart. Travel along the trail and snack on different decadent treats paired with tasty wines. At each stop, you’ll receive a beautiful rose to take home, along with your sweet treat and wine pairing. At the end of the day, you’ll each take home a souvenir sparkling wine glass.
Dates: 
02/11/2023
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Location:

P.O. Box 123
Fayette, NY, 13065
United States

Phone:

315-549-3034

Project Feederwatch at Letchworth

This citizen science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced bird watchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a citizen scientist at home. Count days are every Saturday and Sunday until April 30th.
Dates: 
02/05/2023
02/11/2023
02/12/2023
10 am - 5 pm
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Organization:

Letchworth State Park

Location:

1 Letchworth State Park
Castile, NY, 14427
United States

Phone:

(585) 493-3600

Have a Heart for Valentine's Day at the Corning Museum of Glass

Join us Valentine’s Day weekend and leave a real-life "like" next to your favorite piece in our collection. Museum guests who visit on February 11, 12, 13, or 14 will get a heart-shaped sticker to "show us the love." Place your heart sticker next to your favorite piece in the collection, but choose wisely–you'll only have one sticker. We can't wait to see what our guests really "heart". After all of the stickers have been collected, we will tally the results for a “favorites” list that we'll share with you. Go ahead, leave us a like this Valentine's Day! PS: KIDS 17 AND UNDER ARE ALWAYS FREE!
Dates: 
02/11/2023
02/12/2023
02/13/2023
9:00AM - 5:00 PM
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Location:

One Museum Way
Corning, NY, 14830
United States

Phone:

6074385277

Dutch Connection at the George Eastman Museum - Feb 10 - 26, 2023

Get an early peek at spring this February at the museum’s annual Dutch Connection floral display. A welcome treat in the midst of winter, the show features thousands of colorful tulips, hyacinths, daffodils, amaryllis, freesias, and spring annuals filling areas of George Eastman’s historic mansion. Nonmembers are encouraged to purchase admission tickets in advance. Tickets can be purchased online at any point prior to visiting. Museum members and other guests receiving free admission do not need to purchase tickets in advance—just show your member card, military ID, or SNAP/EBT card at the Lipson Welcome Center when you arrive. Just for Kids Bulb Kit We have a free Just for Kids Bulb Kit to take home in the sales area. Kits can be picked up by museum visitors onsite during regular museum hours. A kit includes: one bulb, soil, and a pot - at no cost!
Dates: 
02/10/2023
02/11/2023
02/12/2023
Tues. - Sat. 10 am-5 pm, Sun. 11 am - 5 pm
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Organization:

George Eastman Museum

Location:

900 East Ave.
Rochester, NY, 14607
United States

Phone:

(585) 327-4800

Pirate Toy Fund Presents the World's Largest Snowball Fight!

Let's make history by breaking a world record on Saturday, February 18 for the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® Largest Snowball Fight! We need 10,000 participants and dozens of volunteers to attend. Specific volunteers are needed to not participate, but rather watch those Involved to validate the number of those involved. A representative from the Guinness Book of World Records will be at the event to bestow the prestigious record immediately after it is accomplished.
Dates: 
02/18/2023
8 am - 4 pm
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Organization:

Pirate Toy Fund

Location:

1453 East Main Street
Rochester, NY, 14609
United States

Phone:

(585) 271-5519

B&W Invitational

B&W Invitational features the work of Kimberly Benedetto, Don Burkel, David Cook, Don DeLong, Steve Dent, Martha Schermerhorn, and Lawrence Steinwachs.
Dates: 
02/05/2023
02/07/2023
02/08/2023
Monday - Saturday Noon - 6pm Sunday Noon - 4 pm
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Location:

722 University Ave.
Rochester, NY, 14607
United States

Phone:

585.271.2540

15th Annual New York Ice Wine & Culinary Festival

On Saturday, February 18, 2023, New York State wineries will converge at Casa Larga Vineyards to sample and sell their authentic award-winning ice wines along with other traditional red and white wines. A highlight of the festival is its culinary experience. Guests will enjoy an ice wine-infused menu with specialty dishes. In the wine shop, guests can continue their sampling, with tastings of Casa Larga’s wines as well as products from Arbor Hill, Iron Smoke Distilling and Black Button Distilling. An “ice lounge” upstairs will feature a specialty cocktail made with ice wine. Guests can also enjoy s'mores and a hot beverage station with coffee and cocoa around the outdoor fire pit.
Dates: 
02/18/2023
Session One- 11:00 am- 2:00 pm Session Two- 3:00 pm- 6:00 pm
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Organization:

Casa Larga Vineyards

Location:

2287 Turk Hill Road
Fairport, NY, 14450
United States

Phone:

(585) 223-4210

Seneca Lake Wine & Experience Auction

The Seneca Lake Wine Trail is excited to debut its first-ever Seneca Lake Wine & Experience Auction, including two evenings of special events at the elegant Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel, with a portion of proceeds benefiting the New York State Children’s Alliance (NYSCA). The in-person events will feature live and silent auctions, tastings of some of the region’s most coveted wines, delicious food, and live entertainment. Attendees will have the opportunity to bid on VIP winery experiences, wine gift baskets, harvest packages, overnight stays at member wineries, and much more. Aside from the great food, wine, entertainment, and auction opportunities, you may even find yourself hobnobbing with winemakers and winery owners!
Dates: 
02/10/2023
02/11/2023
Friday: 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm Saturday: 5:30 - 8:30 pm
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Location:

2 N. Franklin St., Suite 320
Watkins Glen, NY, 14891
United States

Phone:

877-536-2717