Arts, Culture & History
All aboard the Santa Express Train! Santa is coming and looking forward to several trips along his favorite railroad - the New York & Lake Erie! Come see Santa and some of his friends as you enjoy this family holiday tradition! Enjoy the scenery as you travel from the Gowanda Depot to South Dayton. Total trip time is approximately 2.5 hours.
Take a trip back in time with a Victorian Christmas at the Fannie Bartlett House in Olean. Tour this beautifully restored mansion built in 1881 with 15 rooms, including a third-floor ballroom during special hours for the holiday season! The historic house with be adorned with Christmas decorations.
Rosy Simas (Seneca, Heron Clan) is a choreographer and visual artist based in Minneapolis. Sima's work investigateshow culture, history and identity are stored in the body and expressed in movement (dance, film, and image). For more than 20 years she has created work dealing with a wide range of political, social and cultural subject matter from a Native feminist perspective.
Come have a great time with us at Pfeiffer Nature Center’s nature craft table at the Portville Library. All ages will enjoy creating these fun crafts using items which come directly from nature herself. Santa Claus will be visiting and there will be lots of other library craft activities going on too!
HO! HO! HO! The holidays are fast approaching and there's no better way to get into the spirit than by spending some time in Allegany State Park. Join the Environmental Education Department on Saturday, December 7th for a fun, festive, family event- Saturday with Santa!
In conjunction with Christmas in Gowanda, The Gowanda Historic Hollywood Theater presents "Every Christmas Story Ever Told....and then some!" This is a live theater production that will take place on the stage of the historic theater. Enjoy the brand new seating as well! Installed in mid No
The Tri-County Kiwanis Club of WNY is presenting "It's A Wonderful Life", a play adapted for radio-on-stage from the Frank Capra film by Tony Palermo.
The Village of Franklinville Events Committee will be hosting their Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony and Holiday Festival on Saturday, December 7th, 2019.Activities beginning at 5:00 pmTree Lighting at 7:00 pm
Join Para Expeditions for an overnight ghost hunt at the haunted Hinsdale House. Here is your opportunity to ghost hunt and stay the night at one of the most haunted locations in New York! Join in and explore this haunted location and try and make contact with the other side. Get your limited tickets in advance for only $89 (additional at the door if available).
Wildwood Sanitarium Presents this exclusive Ghost Hunt on sat December 7th 2019 @ 8pm, and it will run until Midnight . Your all Inclusive experience will include a tour of the Grounds and inside the historic building. Psychic mediums Laurie and Brooke will give history and Stories from their location.
The Keynote Chorus consists of community members who enjoy singing, and has been continuously spreading joy through their concerts and musical collaborations for over 30 years, since 1987. The mission of the Chorus is to "spread our love of music to all that want to hear or participate with us".
The fourth performance of the 2019-2020 Concert Series, presented by Friend of Good Music and held at the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts, is Calmus, a vocal ensemble from Germany and their performance of "Christmas A Cappella".
Enjoy a special holiday treat for Country Music fans - Brett Young, Country Musician Sensation, will perform in the Seneca Allegany Events Center on Saturday, December 14th, at 7pm. Tickets are on sale now!
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!
The Village of Ellicottville heats up January 17-18 during Winter Blues Weekend. Old Man Winter got you down? Ready to come out of hibernation to hear some great music? Ellicottville's many area venues and establishments will have some of the hottest blues musicians to help you climb out of that January funk.
Come see the area’s best Grateful Dead cover band in a setting like no other. The rustic chalet at HoliMont SKi Club will make the perfect backdrop for all you spinning hippies. Raffle to win a sweet pair of Grateful Dead skis from Atomic and the City Garage ski shop. Tickets cost $20 and are available on the Holimont website.
The fifth performance of the 2019-2020 Concert Series, presented by Friend of Good Music and held at the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts, is sure to get you moving and up out of your seats. Welcome Slavic Soul Party!
Chaka Khan is a bona fide music superstar, and one of the most gifted and celebrated musicians in the world. With 22 albums, ten Number One songs, and ten Grammy Awards, she has been creating timeless music for more than 40 years, bringing together the sounds of R&B, Pop, Rock, Gospel, Country and world music into an all-world, one-of-a-kind musical presence.
The Symphony is happy to announce the dates for their upcoming season! More details on each series will be listed soon. Don't forget to put them on your calendar! Season 17 is titled "The Magic of Music" and each series will bring a sense of that to the audience.
Mountain Ski Fest is a day full of skiing, snowboarding, activities and camaraderie for skiers or riders (age 21+) on Friday, February 7th, 2020 from 8AM – 5:00PM. Ski Fest includes ski and snowboard demo equipment from local shops, recreational racing, breakfast, lunch and beer and wine and tastings.
The New Year of 2020 brings to the stage “The Matchmaker” by Thornton Wilder. The famous and beloved musical “Hello Dolly” was based on this play. It is about the matchmaker, Dolly Levi, who likes to arrange things. It will add some levity to the cold of winter.
Olean Community Theatre presents "High School Musical" in its 41st Season! High School Musical is a story about two high school juniors from rival cliques - captain of the basketball team, and a shy transfer student who excels in mathematics and science.
The Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce another year of their music festival, Winter Music Jam. No other community can boast 16 musical acts in a four-block footprint in only two days. If you’re here for winter sports or just looking for a great weekend of shopping, dining, and entertainment, Ellicottville is the place to be.
The sixth performance of the 2019-2020 Concert Series, presented by Friend of Good Music and held at the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts, is Duo Jalal viola - percussion.
The seventh performance of the 2019-2020 Concert Series, presented by Friends of Good Music and held at the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts, is Invoke String Quartet. They were the winner of the 2018 Concert Artists' Guild International Competition.
The eighth performance of the 2019-2020 Concert Series, presented by Friends of Good Music and held at the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts, is Philip Edward Fisher and his piano recital: "Beethoven at 250".
The final performance of the 2019-2020 Concert Series, presented by Friends of Good Music and held at the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts, is Kenneth Overton, a baritone singer, accompanied by Kevin Miller on piano.
The last production of Olean Theatre Workshop's season is Agatha Christie's “Witness for the Prosecution,” based on Christie's own short story of the same name. It is a courtroom drama involving the murder of an older, wealthy woman by a younger man. As with anything Christie, the story will leave one guessing until the very end. This is sure to be the talk of the town.
If the way to a person’s heart is through the stomach, then Olean is a destination visitors are sure to love. The Taste of Olean will be held on July 27th. Time to loosen that belt a few notches, gather family and friends and head down to the 71st Annual Art in the Park and the 30th Annual Taste of Olean.
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HoliMont is the largest private ski resort in North America and has 52 slopes and 8 chair lifts.