Arts, Culture & History
Don’t miss this fun-filled Rock N Roll Weekend, presented by Northtown Auto that kicks off Friday,
Celebrate the season with Deb and staff at Granny's Boot Antiques for the Fall Artisan Festival.
Get out of the house and come join in the fun as Allegany State Park continues its series of hikes called “3rd Saturday Treks.” As the name implies, these free, family-friendly hikes take place on the 3rd Saturday of each month all year long.
The Symphony is happy to announce the dates for our upcoming season! More details on each series will be listed soon. Don't forget to put us on your calendar! Season 16 is titled "Wonder" and each series will bring a sense of that to the audience.
Series 1: Fall Classics, will be held on Sept 15th, at 7:30pm at the Olean High School.
Join Para Expeditions for this overnight ghost hunt at the haunted Hinsdale House.
Another year of musical and stage performances is on tap as the Department of Visual and Performing Arts at St. Bonaventure University announces the 2018-2019 edition of the Martine Performing Arts Series.
Are you ready for some beautiful images? Our photo contest and show last year was so much fun that we are back again this year! Give us a visit at either of our Pfeiffer Nature Center properties, enjoy some beautiful nature and get your photos ready! This year we have a general category as well as a “Pfeiffer Icons” category.
With 52 top ten hits and tens of millions of albums sold worldwide, the Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Charley Pride continues to be one of country music’s greatest stars. This September, he’s coming to the Seneca Allegany Events Center for an unforgettable evening of music.
Join us at the Nannen Arboretum on Sunday afternoon, September 23, 2018, 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm, and enjoy local artists sharing their creative talents with you as you walk through the beautiful arboretum grounds. Many of the artists will also have pieces of their art for sale.
Still in Therapy! The next session of laughs - In this hysterical prequel, we go back with Steve from his baby years with his twin sister right up to the present.
Come to any of these informative and relevant lectures starting September 25 at the Seneca-Iroquois National Museum, which is now housed in the new Onöhsagwë:de’ Cultural Center, recently opened.
All lectures are from 6:00-8:00pm, are free to attend, and open to the public. The schedule is as follows:
Friends of Good Music and the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts in St. Bonaventure University presents "Music from Ecuador" with Michel Bell and Pianist Catherine Matejka.
Meet adolptable animals as you peruse 45+ local crafters & vendors. The goal is to encourage adoptions and the gift of forever families to shelter pets during the upcoming holidays. Also, to raise funds to support daily operations of the Cattaraugus County SPCA.
Come join Psychic Medium's Chris Moon, Paulette "Mamma Moon" and Dee Garcia Moon for Ghost Hunter University at the very haunted Wildwood Sanitarium! The evening will begin with a paranormal presentation by the Moons where actual evidence of the supernatural will be seen and heard.
Friends of Good Music and the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts in St. Bonaventure University presents "Music from Ecuador" with the Rio Mira Ensemble.
Call now to reserve your spot at the 8th Annual "A Girl's Night Out, Just for the Health of It", at Seneca Allegany Event Center. Space is limited to the first 700 registrants and there will not be tickets available at the door. The Theme for 2018 is Diamonds and Denim. This is sponsored by the Olean General Hospital and the Bradford Regional Medical Center.
Olean Theatre Workshop presents "You Can't Take It With You". You Can't Take It With You is a batty reflection on the madness of sanity in a mad world and it remains as insightful and delightful as when it first graced the stage.
The haunted house in Hinsdale, perhaps the most famous haunted house in the area, has all the elements of a good ghost story: a mysterious history, strange sightings, unexplainable events and even an exorcism. Join them in this three hour ghost hunt before Halloween!
The haunted house in Hinsdale, perhaps the most famous haunted house in the area, has all the elements of a good ghost story: a mysterious history, strange sightings, unexplainable events and even an exorcism. Join them in this three hour. twilight, ghost hunt before Halloween!
The Leon Historical Society is hosting the Turkey Table Runner Party on October 6, 2018!! Grab a friend and come out for a day of quilting where you will learn a time honored quilt pattern as you make your family a new Thanksgiving table runner with a Dresden Designed turkey on each end of the runner.
On October 6th and 7th, 2018, come to Ellicottville’s Fall Festival; the oldest and largest, takes place when the foliage of the surrounding hills are ablaze with color! Tens of thousands of festival goers make for a lively weekend of unique foods, fine art, and an arts and craft show, carnival rides, live entertainment and much more.
Delight in an afternoon of nature with your children or grandchildren at the Lillibridge preserve while engaging in many fun fall activities. Enjoy cider and doughnuts, “train” rides, pumpkin decorating, arts and crafts, and trick or treating along the interpretive trail. Costumes are encouraged to add to the fun!
There will be a special presentation at Christ United Methodist Church to benefit the African American Center for Cultural Development. The presentation is titled "Women in the Bible Part 2" and will have key speakers of REv.
Olean Community Theatre presents "Once Upon A Mattress!"
Book by Jay Thompson, Dean Fuller and Marshall Barer
Music by Mary Rodgers
Lyrics by Marshall Barer
Directed by William Steffen
Show times are:Friday and Saturday- 7:30pmSunday - 2pm
During the Civil War, many local men from Allegany and Humphrey fought on behalf of the Union. One of them, Pvt. Oscar F. Wilber, fought for the Union with the 154th New York Volunteer Infantry, until he was wounded on May 3, 1863 at the Battle of Chancellorsville.
Join Para Expeditions’ Amy Perry Lane for this Halloween ghost hunt at the haunted Hinsdale House. The Hinsdale House Restoration Project present
Howie Mandel is a Canadian comedian, actor and television host who has been a household name since the 1980s. He is best-known for hosting the iconic game show Deal or No Deal, and he is currently a judge on America’s Got Talent with celebs Simon Cowell, Heidi Klum and Mel B.
Join us for Spooktacular Family Fun Day at the Museum, in its new location, the Cultural Center! Activities include Kid's Crafts, Food & Craft Vendors & the Annual Scary Stories in the Museum!
Halloween is the perfect time to explore the superstitions surrounding mysterious, wise old owls. Learn about the many beautiful species of owls that we have in our neighborhoods and then set off into the woods in hopes of an up close conversation with these fascinating creatures of the night.
Leon Historical Society hosts the Snowman Door Hanging Project with Patty teaching the appliqué technique. This one is really fun and a beautiful piece for the holidays! And Snowmen can stay up until they melt! At least February!
Portville Central School’s Arts, Crafts, and Antiques Show returns! This 2-day indoor event will be held in the High School and features art, crafts, antiques and food on Saturday, November 3rd and Sunday, November 4th, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. both days.
Presented by the Allegany Rec Center, the Christmas Fundraiser Craft and Vendor show is back this year better than ever!
Friends of Good Music and the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts in St. Bonaventure University presents the Winner of the 2017 Concert Artists Guild International Competition, The Argus String Quartet.
Olean Theatre Workshop presents "Proof". Proof is the story of an enigmatic young woman, Catherine, her manipulative sister, their brilliant father, and an unexpected suitor. They are all pieces of the puzzle in the search for the truth behind a mysterious mathematical proof.
In the holiday tradition of the “Osmond Family Christmas” television specials we all grew up with, the legendary Donny and Marie invite you and your family to come celebrate the spirit of the season in true Osmond fashion. Entertainment Weekly calls the live performance “insanely entertaining – a true song and dance spectacular.”
Hinsdale House Restoration Project Present this Exclusive Ghost tour on Friday Nov 30th 2018. Your tour guides for the evening will be Ed Bowden and Louise Tabone!
Celebrate Christmas in Allegany State Park! The holidays are fast approaching and there's no better way to get into the holiday spirit than by spending some time in Allegany State Park!
Friends of Good Music and the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts in St. Bonaventure University presents "A Music City Christmas" with Jason Coleman, Floyd Cramer's grandson, and Meagan Taylor, Chet Atkins' niece.
Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino is bringing more incredible holiday entertainment this December. The Seneca Allegany Events Center will welcome Jewel’s Handmade Holiday Tour with Atz, Atz Lee and Nikos Kilcher (Alaska: The Last Frontier) on Saturday, December 8th at 7pm. Tickets start at $35.
Join in the fun from 9:00 PM to 1:00 AM on December 31 with a family friendly event on the Holiday Valley Lodge main floor, and an adult party in the T-Bar on the top floor. The Lodge is the perfect location to view the torchlight parade on Cindy's Run at 11:15 and the fireworks at 11:45 with the Grand Finale at midnight!
Friends of Good Music and the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts in St. Bonaventure University presents Broadway's Next H!T Musical! The New York Times calls Broadway’s Next H!T Musical “Hilarious!”
Olean Community Theatre presents "West Side Story". Based on the Book by Arthur Laurents, music by Leonard Bernstein, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. The story is set in the Upper West Side neighborhood in New York City in the mid-1950s.
Series 2: Music from the Movies, will be held on Jan 26th, at 7:30pm at the Olean High School.
Olean Theatre Workshop presents "Little Women", a dramatization of Louisa M. Alcott. Little Women, a story that never will grow old for its treatment of a mother's love for her children and their appreciation.
Friends of Good Music and the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts in St. Bonaventure University presents the Western New York Chamber Orchestra featuring Pianist, Philip Edward Fisher, and Conductor, Glen Cortese.
Friends of Good Music and the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts in St. Bonaventure University presents Classical Guitarist, Dimitris Kotronakis.
Dimitris Kotronakis is a classical guitarist and musicologist based in Athens. He is a multiple prize winner in many guitar competitions, and has performed in numerous guitar recitals throughout Europe and North and South America.
Friends of Good Music and the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts in St. Bonaventure University presents Janoska Ensemble.
Olean Community Theatre presents "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time". This is the Tony Award Winning Best Play 2015. Based on the Book by Mark Haddon, adapted by Simon Stephens. The story concerns a mystery surrounding the death of a neighbor's dog that is investigated by young Christopher Boone, wh
Olean Theatre Workshop presents "The Crucible". The action begins in the home of Reverend Parris, whose daughter Betty lies unconscious and appears very ill.
Friends of Good Music and the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts in St. Bonaventure University presents the Manhattan Piano Trio.
Series 3: Beethoven and Brahms, will be held on May 4th, at 7:30pm at the Olean High School.
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Rt. 62 is the only east-west route that connects Canada with Mexico.
With its origin at Niagara Falls and end at El Paso, Texas, parts of the road follow the Ozark Trail.
Rt. 62 begins in Cattaraugus County in the Village of Gowanda and travels south through Dayton, Leon and Conewango (through Amish country) before heading west into Chautauqua County.