Family Entertainment

Family Entertainment

Family Entertainment Events

Free Movie Saturday at the Ray Evans Seneca Theater

Ray Evans Theater
Sat, 01/18/2020 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

On Saturday, January 18th enjoy a free movie being shown at the Ray Evans Seneca Theater!  At 1pm, Abominable will be showing.

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Friends of Good Music presents Slavic Soul Party

Friends of Good Music presents Slavic Soul Party
Fri, 01/24/2020 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

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!

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Southern Tier Symphony's: Series II "Engage"

Southern Tier Symphony Logo
Sat, 02/01/2020 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

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. 

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Mountain Ski Fest at Holiday Valley 2020

Holiday Valley's Mountain Ski Fest 2019
Fri, 02/07/2020 - 8:00am - 5:00pm

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.

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Olean Theatre Workshop presents "The Matchmaker"

Matchmaker poster
Thu, 02/13/2020 - 7:30pm - Sun, 02/16/2020 - 4:00pm

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.

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M.E.L.T.S. Winter Camps at Challenger Learning Center

Winter Camp Poster at Challenger Learning Center
Mon, 02/17/2020 - 9:00am - Fri, 02/21/2020 - 3:00pm

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

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Olean Community Theatre presents "High School Musical"

High School Musical Poster
Fri, 02/21/2020 - 7:30pm - Sun, 02/23/2020 - 4:00pm

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.

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Friends of Good Music presents Duo Jalal viola - percussion

Friends of Good Music presents Duo Jalal
Sun, 02/23/2020 - 3:00pm - 4:30pm

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. 

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Tea and Conversation with Mrs. Sarah Johnson

Mrs. Sarah Johnson Presentation
Sun, 02/23/2020 - 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Join a year-long period during 2020 of monthly programs looking to highlight the contributions of black community in the areas of cultural change,

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Holiday Valley's Telestock Day 2020

Holiday Valley Lodge at Night
Fri, 02/28/2020 - 9:00am - 3:00pm

A day of peace, love and telemark skiing at the Yodeler champagne Sundeck. Free tele demos. Brought to you by the City Garage, Dom’s Butcher Block, 22 designs, Scarpa, Telemark Skier, Free Heel Life, Fly Low. Special lift ticket rates for participants.

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Holiday Valley's 2020 Penguin Paddle

Holiday Valley's Penguin Paddle 2018
Sat, 02/29/2020 - 8:30am - 4:00pm

The Penguin Paddle is an annual fundraiser for Holiday Valley's Lounsbury Adaptive Program on Saturday, February 29, 2020. It is a day filled with wonderful auction items, delicious food and lots of laughs as people slip inside a garbage bag and slide on their bellies "penguin style" down the bottom of Yodeler slope. Here's a schedule of events...

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Holiday Valley's Winter Carnival and Ellicottville Mardi Gras Parade

Ellicottville's Mardi Gras Parade 2019
Sat, 03/14/2020 - 7:00pm - Sun, 03/15/2020 - 8:00pm

Is there a better way to start bringing the winter fun to a close in Ellicottville than Winter Carnival Weekend? We can’t think of anything either! Head to their part of the Enchanted Mountains March 14th-15th to be a part of the festivities and fun!

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Women of Song: Contributions of Black Women

Sun, 03/22/2020 - 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Friends of Good Music presents Invoke String Quartet

Friends of Good Music presents Invoke String Quartet
Fri, 03/27/2020 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

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. 

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Holiday Valley's Spring Pond Skimming Party 2020

Holiday Valley's Pond Skimming
Sat, 03/28/2020 - 11:00am - 3:00pm

The zaniest of all spring events, Pond Skimming on March 28th challenges skiers and snowboarders to try to skim across an ice water filled pond at the bottom of Yodeler. Some will make it all the way across, but many end up getting very wet (and cold!). Prizes are awarded for the best skimmer, the best costume, the best kid and of course the most spectacular splash.

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Dyngus Day Celebration in Olean

Olean's Dyngus Day Celebration
Mon, 04/13/2020 - 5:00pm - 9:00pm

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.

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Friends of Good Music presents Philip Edward Fisher

Friends of Good Music presents pianist Philip Edward Fisher
Fri, 04/17/2020 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

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". 

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National Poetry Month: Contributions of Black Americans

Sun, 04/19/2020 - 3:00pm - 4:30pm

58th WNY Maple Festival -2020

Photo from past WNY Maple Festival in Franklinville, NY
Sat, 04/25/2020 - 7:30am - Sun, 04/26/2020 - 4:00pm

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

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Euchre Tournament to benefit the AACCD

Euchre Tournament to benefit the African American Center in Olean
Fri, 05/01/2020 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Good cards for a good cause with a euchre tournament on Friday May 1st!  Raymour & Flanigan.

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Friends of Good Music presents Kenneth Overton

Friends of Good Music presents Kenneth Overton
Fri, 05/01/2020 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

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. 

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Olean Theatre Workshop presents "Witness For the Prosecution"

Poster for OTW's Witness for the Prosecution
Thu, 05/07/2020 - 7:30pm - Sun, 05/10/2020 - 4:00pm

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.

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Olean Theatre Workshop presents "Witness For the Prosecution"

Poster for OTW's Witness for the Prosecution
Thu, 05/07/2020 - 7:30pm - Sun, 05/10/2020 - 4:00pm

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.

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Southern Tier Symphony's: Series III "Amaze"

Southern Tier Symphony Logo
Sat, 05/09/2020 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

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. 

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Cookout with the AACCD at Tops

Sat, 05/16/2020 - 10:00am - 2:00pm

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!

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A look at Black Americans in the history of Cinema

Hattie McDaniel from "Gone with the Wind"
Sat, 05/23/2020 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm

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

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Olean Area Sports, Recreation, & Fitness Expo

from 2016 show
Sat, 05/30/2020 - 10:00am - Sun, 05/31/2020 - 3:00pm

Whether coming off the big game season, enjoying winter sports, gearing up for spring fishing or looking to spend a fun day with family, everyone will enjoy the 11th annual Greater Olean Area Sports, Recreation, & Fitness Expo. It brings the whole idea of the great outdoors under one roof!

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Summer at the Stone House: Vince Martonis

Vintage Bottle Image
Thu, 06/11/2020 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

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!

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The Rhythm of Jazz: Black Americans Contributions

Billie Holiday
Fri, 06/19/2020 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Join a year-long period during 2020 of monthly programs looking to highlight the contributions of black community in the areas of cultural change,

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Summer at the Stone House: Linda Hunter

Summer at the Stone House 2020 Linda Hunter
Thu, 06/25/2020 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

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

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11th Annual Juneteenth Festival in Olean

Photo of Juneteenth in Olean
Sat, 06/27/2020 - 12:00pm - 5:00pm

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

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Summer at the Stone House: Kelly Lounsberry

Kelly Lounsberry from Wellsville Daily Reporter
Thu, 07/09/2020 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

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.

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Portville Heritage Day 2020

Portville Heritage Days 2018 Syd Evans
Sat, 07/11/2020 - 10:00am - 5:00pm

Heritage Day is sure to be “Good old fashioned fun for everyone”. The location is downtown Portville and there will be plenty to do for this one day festival.  The Annual Portville Central School Alumni Banquet will be held the night before, with a street dance to follow at the American Legion. 

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Summer at the Stone House: Dave Ruch

2020 Summer at the Stone House Dave Ruch
Thu, 07/23/2020 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

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. 

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Onofest 2020

Performance by at the 2017 OnoFest
Sat, 07/25/2020 - 12:00pm - 9:30pm

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!

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2020 Taste of Olean/Art in the Park

2016 Taste
Sun, 07/26/2020 - 11:00am - 5:00pm

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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Summer at the Stone House: Allen Hopkins

2020 Summer at the Stone House Allen Hopkins
Thu, 08/13/2020 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

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.

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Summer at the Stone House: Dawn Westfall

EllicottvilleHistorical Society group outing - Deb Everts
Thu, 08/27/2020 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

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". 

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True Justice: A look at the life and works of Author Brian Stevenson

Sun, 09/20/2020 - 5:00pm - 6:30pm

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

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Conversation with Black American Veterans

Sun, 11/15/2020 - 5:00pm - 6:30pm

Join a year-long period during 2020 of monthly programs looking to highlight the contributions of black community in the areas of cultural change,

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GOACC's Santa Claus Lane Parade 2020

Kids on float
Fri, 11/27/2020 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Come join Santa and Mrs.

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Visit Santa's Cottage in 2020

Visit with Santa
Repeats every week until Wed Dec 09 2020 .
Wed, 12/02/2020 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Wed, 12/09/2020 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Santa Claus will be back in the Town of Olean at his cottage in Lincoln Park.  Despite being so busy this time of year, Santa will available for kids to visit with on December 2nd and December 9th from 6-8pm thanks to the GOACC, City of Olean, Home Depot, and Duggan and Duggan Contractors. 

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Kwanzaa "First Fruits" Celebration

Kwanzaa Celebration in Olean
Sat, 12/26/2020 - 10:00am - Fri, 01/01/2021 - 10:00am

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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Travel Guide

Enchanted Mountains of Cattaraugus County Travel Guide for 2019It's a full 56-page comprehensive guide, highlighting the activities and attractions in our County and it's FREE!!

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NYAGT Geocaching Trails

Miner's Cabin built by Gold Miner

Miner’s Cabin in Franklinville was built by a miner that returned home after making it good during the gold rush era of the west coast. The building is not a cabin either but a three story house of Queen Anne design.

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