Arts, Culture & History
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.
As winter keeps on wintering, take a moment to make your season a little brighter by spending a relaxing evening in the lobby of the Red House Administration Building in Allegany State Park. Join us on Saturday February 15th for “By the Fireside.”
Join Para Expeditions for this overnight ghost hunt at the haunted Hinsdale House.
Hinsdale House Restoration Project Present this Exclusive Ghost tour on Sunday, February 16th 2020. Your experience will include a tour of the Grounds along with the historic building. You will get history and Stories from your guide, Amy Perry Lane, as well as use of some ghost hunting equipment to see if we can connect with the other side.
Designed for kids in Kindergarten to 3rd grade, the DR Challenger Learning Center is offering Winter Camps! Each day offers a different experience (see below), and your kid can choose one day or more to attend! Cost is $45 per day with a discount offered after 3 or more days. All 5 days is discounted to $195. Each day will run from 9am
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.
Join a year-long period during 2020 of monthly programs looking to highlight the contributions of black community in the areas of cultural change,
Save the Date for a great concert and fundraising event at Gowanda's Historic Hollywood Theater. The Strictly Hip will perform on February 29th! Tickets will be $15 General Admission and available at door. Tickets are also on sale at the following locations: Honk's Grape and GrainJesse's Home & Gifts
Ellicottville is turning 200! To celebrate their Bicentennial, the Historical Society and Museum, and local establishments have planned the following events! Follow the Historical Society on Facebook for fun facts, photos and more!
Aaron Lewis is bringing his "Acoustic Songs & Stories" show to the Seneca Allegany Event Center indoor stage on March 14th, 2020! Aaron Lewis is one of the most compelling performers and story tellers in music today.
Hinsdale House Restoration Project Present this Exclusive Ghost tour featuring Teenage Paranormal Investigator Sensation, Madison Smith, From Davenport, Iowa (Madison Paranormal Investigations) She has been learning and Training with some of the best in the field and is highly sought after for events throughout the country We a
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 them as they explore this haunted location and try and make contact with the other side.
Hinsdale House Restoration Project Present this Exclusive Ghost tour on Sunday, March 22nd. Your experience will include a tour of the grounds along with the historic building.
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 coming of Easter means the end of Lent. Polish tradition celebrates the day after Easter as well, called "Dyngus Day". Dyngus Day celebration is held by the Pulaski Club of Olean, located at 1104 N.
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".
Stop by to taste that mouth watering, freshly made maple syrup and learn the process of making it! Experience two days of maple bliss in Franklinville NY with all day long festivities
Join Tri-County Arts on Saturday, April 25th at the Woodside Tavern on the Range for their annual Celebration of the Arts! The night will include a three course meal, open bar, live music by Sticktights, various raffles and silent auctions, a wine and whiskey pull and the presentations of the 2020 Arts and Cultural Awards.
Good cards for a good cause with a euchre tournament on Friday May 1st! Raymour & Flanigan.
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.
Ghost Hunter University was the first interactive paranormal event and still is the best! Join the cast of the hit series, "The Ghost Box Chronicles," psychic mediums and paranormal investigators: Chris Moon, Dee Garcia, Paulette "Mamma" Moon and Dennis "Poppa" Moon for an event that you will never forget!
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.
Enjoy a sample of American cuisine with the African American Center for Cultural Development (AACCD). Members of the AACCD will be set up at Tops to offer visitors delightful and tasty treats! There will be a charge for the food, but the menu is sure to entice with Philly Cheese Steaks, hot dogs, hamburgs and more!
Join a year-long period during 2020 of monthly programs looking to highlight the contributions of black community in the areas of cultural change, arts, literature, food, and music, as well as increase awareness around aspects o
The 4th annual Southern Tier Wounded Warrior Benefit Concert will be held Sunday, May 31st this year at the Allegany Fireman's Park. All money raised (100% NET) at this event will be donated to Wounded Warriors and Homeless Veterans.
The Summer at the Stone House event series starts out the year 2020 with Vince Martonis and Identifying Glass Bottles! He will be discussing how to identify old glass bottles. We have all seen them, but now you can get some tips on how to identify where and what they once were!
The Summer at the Stone House event series continues on June 25th with "A Cattaraugus County Bed Turning"! Linda Hunter, quilting instructor, lecturer, consultant, and appraiser, will be giving the presentation. A bed turning is where quilters typically gather in a bedroom to watch other quilt makers peel back layers of their exquisite fabrics while telling of their crea
Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19th that the Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now
The Summer at the Stone House event series continues on July 9th with Kelly Lounsberry! He will be doing a presentation on "The Impact of the Oil and Natural Gas Industry on Bolivar and Surrounding Areas". Kelly is the chairman of the Bolivar Pioneer Oil Museum Committee.
The Summer at the Stone House event series continues on July 23rd with David Ruch and "New York State Traditional Music". Dave is a musician and performer, known for using music to teach core curriculum and inspire young leaners.
Onofest 2020 is sure to be fun in the sun with live music, food/craft vendors, RVs and Boats on display, exhibits, activities and fireworks! It costs only $10 a car load- so bring a big vehicle and pack friends and family in!
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.
The Summer at the Stone House event series continues on August 13th! Allen Hopkins, musician, will be presenting "Patriotic Songs". He plays American traditional, Celtic instrumental, a bit of Yiddish, blues, bluegrass, old timey, and contemporary.
The Summer at the Stone House event series continues on August 27th! Dawn Westfall is the president of the Ellicottville Historical Society and genealogist and family historian with over 20 years experience! She will be discussing "Get a Clue: The Fun of Dating and Identifying Old Photos".
During the weekend of the World’s Largest Ghost Hunt during National Ghost Hunting Day, we will be visiting Wildwood Sanatarium on Friday, September 25th and the Hinsdale on Saturday, September 26th. Psychic-Medium Jack Neece will be joining for WLGH at the Hinsdale House. Please be aware that the Hinsdale House is known for very negative activity.
Kwanzaa is an annual celebration of African-American culture held from December 26 to January 1, culminating in gift-giving and a feast of faith.&
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