Summer

Summer time in the Enchanted Mountains of Cattaraugus County

Summer Events

2019 Limestone VFD ATV Dice Run

Limestone Volunteer FD Dice Run
Sat, 08/10/2019 - 9:00am - 1:00pm

The Limestone Volunteer Fire Department is hosting their annual ATV Dice Run on August 10th, starting at 9am.  There is a Facebook event page that you can follow for the latest details. 

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Randolph Veterans Appreciation Day 2019

Randolph's Veteran Parade 2019
Sat, 08/10/2019 - 10:00am - 1:00pm

Thank our area veterans by coming out and participating in Randolph's 4th Annual Veterans' Appreciation Day!  All veterans (in Randolph or outside the community) are invited to march in the parade: line-up begins at 10:00 a.m. in the R&M Restaurant parking lot.

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Weekend Chairlift Rides to Spruce Lake at Holiday Valley

Chairlift rides at Holiday Valley 2019
Repeats every 7 days until Sun Oct 13 2019 .
Sat, 08/03/2019 - 11:00am - 5:00pm
Sat, 08/10/2019 - 11:00am - 5:00pm
Sat, 08/17/2019 - 11:00am - 5:00pm
Sat, 08/24/2019 - 11:00am - 5:00pm
Sat, 08/31/2019 - 11:00am - 5:00pm
Sat, 09/07/2019 - 11:00am - 5:00pm
Sat, 09/14/2019 - 11:00am - 5:00pm
Sat, 09/21/2019 - 11:00am - 5:00pm
Sat, 09/28/2019 - 11:00am - 5:00pm
Sat, 10/05/2019 - 11:00am - 5:00pm
Sat, 10/12/2019 - 11:00am - 5:00pm

Spruce Chairlift rides begin the first weekend of August!  Head to the top of the hill by way of scenic, peaceful summertime chairlift riding.  Explore the Spruce area, which includes swimming, SUP/Kayak rentals, hiking and much more.

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Taste of Ellicottville 2019

Taste of Ellicottville 2019
Sat, 08/10/2019 - 12:00pm - Sun, 08/11/2019 - 4:00pm

August 10th and 11th, 2019, Noon to 4 p.m.

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"Chicago" at the Ray Evans Seneca Theater

Chicago at Ray Evans Theater
Sat, 08/10/2019 - 6:30pm - Sun, 08/11/2019 - 1:00pm

The Ray Evans Seneca Theater and the Cattaraugus County Living Arts Association's heats up this summer with "Chicago"!  The longest running American musical in Broadway history, the musical is based on a 1926 play about actual criminals and features the work of legends John Kander, Fred Ebb, and Bob Fosse.&nbsp

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2019 Annual Summer Festival at Griffis Sculpture Park

Previous Annual Festival At Griffis Sculpture Park
Sun, 08/11/2019 - 12:00pm - 7:00pm

Celebrate a day of creativity at the annual Griffis Sculpture Park Summer Festival!  Enjoy the sculptures, listen to music, watch the performances and chow down on some good food! 

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Mars Mania Summer Camp at the Challenger Learning Center

Mars Camp at the Dresser Rand Challenger Center 2019
Mon, 08/12/2019 - 9:00am - 3:00pm

Mars Mania camp will introduce your 1st grader (completed grade) to the planet MARS!  In one day, campers will learn all about the Red Planet.  Everything from creating Mars sand, visiting Olympus Mons, creating their own alien, building a miniature Mars colony, and learning with Sparki the Coding Rover will be covered in fun, hands-on activities! 

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Dinner and Workshop with Spiritual Teacher, Viven Perumal

Poster for Speaker Viven Perumal
Mon, 08/12/2019 - 5:00pm - 9:30pm

Head to Sage Health & Wellness on August 12th at 5pm to enjoy a delicious dinner with special guest, Viven Perumal who will be leading a Discourse on Spiritual Intuitiveness.

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The Science of Color and Light Camp at the Challenger Learning Center

Dresser Rand Challenger Center' Color Camp 2019
Tue, 08/13/2019 - 9:00am - Thu, 08/15/2019 - 3:00pm

The Science of Color and Light camp will introduce your 2nd or 3rd grader (completed grades) to the wonders of color and light that is all around them.  Each activity will show color in our world and how we see it and even use color.  The science of color is explained in fun, hands-on activities.  Activities include Chromotography, Light Spectrum, Rainbow Anagrams, Space Colors,

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Free Summer Movies at the Ray Evans Seneca Theater

Free Movie Tuesdays in Salamanca
Repeats every week on July, August every Tuesday until Tue Aug 20 2019 .
Tue, 07/02/2019 - 1:00pm - 3:30pm
Tue, 07/09/2019 - 1:00pm - 3:30pm
Tue, 07/16/2019 - 1:00pm - 3:30pm
Tue, 07/23/2019 - 1:00pm - 3:30pm
Tue, 07/30/2019 - 1:00pm - 3:30pm
Tue, 08/06/2019 - 1:00pm - 3:30pm
Tue, 08/13/2019 - 1:00pm - 3:30pm
Tue, 08/20/2019 - 1:00pm - 3:30pm

Allegany State Park brings the Free Summer Movie Series to their campers, visitors and the surrounding area every Tuesday this July & August, 2019 starting at 1:00pm.

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West Valley Fire Department's Music by the Pond

West Valley Fire Department's Music by the Pond
Repeats every week on July, August every Tuesday until Tue Aug 20 2019 .
Tue, 06/25/2019 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Tue, 07/02/2019 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Tue, 07/09/2019 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Tue, 07/16/2019 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Tue, 07/23/2019 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Tue, 07/30/2019 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Tue, 08/06/2019 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Tue, 08/13/2019 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Tue, 08/20/2019 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

West Valley Volunteer Hose Company presents "Music by the Pond".  Tuesdays this summer you can listen to local bands rain or shine!  Free admission but please bring your own beverages and lawn chairs or a blanket.  There will be hotdogs, soda, water and ice cream sundaes available for purchase. 

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Allegany State Park's Classic Car Cruise In 2019

Allegany State Park's Classic Car Cruise In
Repeats every month on May, June, July, August, September on the second Wednesday until Thu Sep 12 2019 .
Wed, 05/08/2019 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Wed, 06/12/2019 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Wed, 07/10/2019 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Wed, 08/14/2019 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Wed, 09/11/2019 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Are you a classic car owner or classic car fan? Then this summer Allegany State Park is the place to be at the ASP Classic Car Cruise In. For classic car owners this is a perfect place to cruise the roads of the park and then show off your vehicle. For car fans this is a great place to check out vehicles from yesteryear.

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Fermentation Club at Canticle Farm

Fermentation Club at Canticle Farm
Wed, 08/14/2019 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Fermented food and drinks contain beneficial bacteria that help balance our gut flora.  Whether you prefer Kombucha, Kimchi, Lassi, Kefir, or any kind of fermented vegetables, this club is open to individuals looking to learn about fermentation, those that are new to it, and those that are experts in it.  The group will participate in discussions, sharing

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Artists in Residents at the Cultural Center

Free music in the Amphitheater poster of performers
Wed, 08/14/2019 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Enjoy free concerts in the new Amphitheater!  Allegany State Park and the Seneca-Iroquois National Museum are teaming up to present great local musicians performing in the Onöhsagwë:de’ Cultural Center's new outdoor Amphitheater.  Each week will present a new musician with a variety of genres covered. 

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Pfeiffer Nature Center's 2019 Photo Contest

Photo Contest at Pfeiffer Nature Center
Thu, 08/15/2019 - 1:00pm - Sat, 09/14/2019 - 3:00pm

Are you ready to create some beautiful images?  You have from now until September 14th to capture the beauty of nature!  The Pfeiffer Nature Center properties are local natural wonders that provide unique and timeless photo opportunities.  We invite photographers of all skill levels and ages to visit one or both of these properties to share their personal visual takeaways in a Ph

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2019 Olean Concert In The Park Series

Repeats every week until Thu Sep 05 2019 .
Thu, 05/30/2019 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Thu, 06/06/2019 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Thu, 06/13/2019 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Thu, 06/20/2019 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Thu, 06/27/2019 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Thu, 07/04/2019 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Thu, 07/11/2019 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Thu, 07/18/2019 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Thu, 07/25/2019 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Thu, 08/01/2019 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Thu, 08/08/2019 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Thu, 08/15/2019 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Thu, 08/22/2019 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Thu, 08/29/2019 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Thu, 09/05/2019 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Enjoy the City of Olean's Concert In The Park Summer Series, FREE to the public, at the Lincoln Park Gazebo.

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2019 Gus Macker 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament

Gus Macker logo
Fri, 08/16/2019 - 8:30am - Sun, 08/18/2019 - 5:00pm

The one and only Gus Macker 3-on-3 Basketball, America's largest outdoor basketball tournament, will be held in Olean on August 16th - 18th.

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August StrOlean

Strolean August 2019
Fri, 08/16/2019 - 10:00am - 10:00pm

The Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce and city leadership are inviting the community out for a night on the town. Working with the city and members of the business community, the Chamber is announcing “StrOlean,” the event aims to bring folks to the downtown shopping district for an evening of fun. 

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2019 Family Beach Party at Allegany State Park

Family Beach Party at Allegany State Park
Fri, 08/16/2019 - 3:00pm - 9:30pm

Put on your festive Hawaiian shirt, pull on your dancing shoes and practice the limbo because it’s time for the Beach Party at Allegany State Park. The day kicks off at 3:00 p.m., August 16th, at the Red House Beach area with a Seneca-Salamanca Chamber of Commerce sponsored showcase featuring local vendors and organizations.

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Ellicottville Stroll the Streets

Face paint transformation at Stroll the Streets 2017
Repeats every week until Fri Aug 30 2019 .
Fri, 07/12/2019 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Fri, 07/19/2019 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Fri, 07/26/2019 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Fri, 08/02/2019 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Fri, 08/09/2019 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Fri, 08/16/2019 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Fri, 08/23/2019 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Fri, 08/30/2019 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Stroll the Streets of Ellicottville every Friday from July 5th through August 30th. The objective of Stroll the Streets is to develop more awareness around the family friendly aspect of Ellicottville and to create a kick-off event for summer weekends in Ellicottville that people plan arrival around.

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2019 Full Moon Fly-In, Drive-In Event at the Olean Airport

Full Moon Fly-In Drive-In Olean Airport
Fri, 08/16/2019 - 6:00pm - 10:00pm

Join in the fun at the First EVER Full Moon Fly-In, Drive-In event at the Cattaragus County Olean Airport!  Spend a beautifully lit evening with the airport under summer's last full moon at NYS' highest elevation airport! 

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Granny's Boot Antiques, at the Grevpode Gallery, Country Gathering Weekend

front entryway photo by John Hartig Photography
Sat, 08/17/2019 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Are you looking for a good time that the whole family can enjoy? Do you want to be outside in a beautiful setting, with music, food and fun? We have just the place for you. Join us on August 17th from 10 am till 4 pm for a “Summer Fun” themed Country Gathering Artisan Festival.

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Leon's Old Fashioned Town Picnic

Historical Photo of Leon, NY
Sat, 08/17/2019 - 12:00pm - 3:00pm

You're cordially invited to Leon's Old Fashioned Town Picnic to be held at the Leon Fire Hall.  It is the 71st Reunion of the Pennyroyal Race track

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Pawtographs at the Hinsdale House with speical guests

Pawtographs for Pooches Poster at Hinsdale House
Sat, 08/17/2019 - 6:00pm - Sun, 08/18/2019 - 10:00am

Pawtographs for Pooches comes to the Hinsdale House along with special guests! Special guests include Pawtographs founder, Tim Maile, Tim Woolworth, John Cassidy, Tim Shaw, and Dan Klaes. Tim Maile created Pawtographs for Pooches as a way to give back to animal shelters after adopting his dog, Murray in 2006.

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EMRD Hellbilly Heartbreakers Final Home Bout

2019 EMRD Hellbilly Heartbreakers
Sat, 08/17/2019 - 6:30pm - 9:00pm

Watch the hometown Roller Derby team take on their opponents at their home bout this Saturday!  The Hellbilly Heartbreakers season is upon us!  This team is part of the Enchanted Mountains Roller Derby League, who are a skater owned and operated league created in 2010.  These girls are not only really tough and talented, they are supporters of local charities as well.&n

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African American Center for Cultural Development presents Patrick Vecchio

Patrick Vecchio presentation on Bob Marley
Sun, 08/18/2019 - 3:00pm - 4:30pm

There will be a special presentation at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church to benefit the African American Center for Cultural Development.  The speaker will be Patrick Vechhio, former Time Herald reporter and retired St. Bonaventure University Journalism Professor. 

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WOODSTOCK at the HOLLYWOOD

Hollywood Theater
Sun, 08/18/2019 - 4:00pm

Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of WOODSTOCK at the Hollywood Theater! It's time to dig out your bell bottoms and put on an old tie-dyed shirt and celebrate one of the most iconic music festivals in history! 

Dance to your favorite Woodstock music and vote for your favorite musicians. There will be games and fun "hippie" photo ops, a cash bar, pizza and snacks.

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Artists in Residents at the Cultural Center

Free music in the Amphitheater poster of performers
Wed, 08/21/2019 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Enjoy free concerts in the new Amphitheater!  Allegany State Park and the Seneca-Iroquois National Museum are teaming up to present great local musicians performing in the Onöhsagwë:de’ Cultural Center's new outdoor Amphitheater.  Each week will present a new musician with a variety of genres covered. 

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Summer at the Stone House: Allen Hopkins

2019 Summer at the Stone House Allen Hopkins
Thu, 08/22/2019 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

The Summer at the Stone House event series continues on August 22nd!  Allen Hopkins, musician, will be presenting Cowboy Songs.  He plays American traditional, Celtic instrumental, a bit of Yiddish, blues, bluegrass, old timey, and contemporary.

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Brushes & Brews with Tri-County Arts Council and Four Mile Brewing

Brushes & Brews at Four Mile Brewing
Fri, 08/23/2019 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Join artist Samila Sosic for the paint nights of 2019!  This one will be held at Four Mile Brewing in Olean.  Scene you will be painting is called "Harvest Time".  She will take you from your first dip of the brush to the finishing touches in creating your very own masterpiece.  Bring a group of frien

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Wild About Nature at Pfeiffer Nature Center

Wild about Nature with Pfeiffer Nature Center
Sat, 08/24/2019 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

If you joined us recently on a bird walk, you know firsthand the beauty of the Eshelman property.  Let us continue to explore Eshelman’s many natural treasures as we meander through the fields and woods with naturalist Barb Busack.  This guided stroll is bound to please all outdoor enthusiasts. 

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Southern Tier Aero Radio Society Open House

STARS open house 2019
Sat, 08/24/2019 - 12:00pm - 3:00pm

See radio controlled aircraft fly through the skies at the S.T.A.R.S. (Southern Tier Aero Radio Society) Flying Club's Open House.  STARS is dedicated to promoting the hobby of building and flying radio controlled model aircraft.  All members reside in an area within a radius of 40-50 miles of Cuba, NY. 

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India Fest 2019

INDIA Fest JCC Olean 2019
Sat, 08/24/2019 - 12:00pm - 6:00pm

India Fest is an event organized by the HSOA (Hindu Society of Olean & Allegany) - a non-profit organization dedicated to enriching the lives of the community it serves.

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Randolph American Legion's 100th Anniversary

100 anniversary of Randolph American Legion
Sat, 08/24/2019 - 4:00pm - 8:00pm

Come help celebrate 100 years of the American Legion in the community of Randolph NY!  Everyone is invited to enjoy one of their delicious chicken BBQs and listen to live music from 4-8pm on Saturday, August 24th. Tickets are just $8!

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2019 Wild Wing Festival to benefit Gooseneck Hill Waterfowl Sanctuary

Wild Wing Festival at Gooseneck Hill Waterfowl Sanctuary
Sun, 08/25/2019 - 12:00pm - 5:00pm

This is your last chance to see the birds until 2020!  Gooseneck Hill Waterfowl Sanctuary, the largest covered waterfowl Sanctuary in the world is having The Wild Wing Festival on Sunday August 25th from 12-5pm at the Sanctuary at 5067 Townline Road, Delevan, NY 14042.

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Little Valley Riders Club Annual Labor Day Trail Ride 2019

Little Valley Trail Ride
Fri, 08/30/2019 - 8:00am - Mon, 09/02/2019 - 4:00pm

Annual Trail Ride.  Bring your horse or rent one from The Crosspatch Horse Ranch and enjoy the company of other equine enthusiasts.

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Hinsdale Haunted Campout 3

Hinsdale Haunted Campout 3
Fri, 08/30/2019 - 6:00pm - Sun, 09/01/2019 - 10:00am

Join Para Expeditions and special guests for a night of high strangeness at the haunted Hinsdale House.

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Labor Day Dice Run at The Woods at Bear Creek

Woods at Bear Creek Labor Day Dice Run 2019
Sat, 08/31/2019 - 10:00am - 5:00pm

The Bear Run ATV Park, at the Woods at Bear Creek, will be hosting a Labor Day Dice Run on Saturday August 31st.  It's the perfect time of year to get muddy and get the ATV out before the warm weather ends and ride on the 13 miles of trails on location at Woods at Bear Creek. 

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Stone Tower Talks at Allegany State Park

Stone Tower Tours in Allegany State Park
Sun, 09/01/2019 - 11:00am - 1:00pm

The Allegany State Park Historical Society and The Friends of Allegany State Park will host walks on the weekends for park visitors to discover Stone Tower.  These free events are open to the public and weather dependent. Program will continue every weekend until October 13th, 2019.

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Summit Fire Tower Talks at Allegany State Park

Allegany State Park Fire Tower Tours
Sat, 09/07/2019 - 11:00am - 1:00pm

The Allegany State Park Historical Society and The Friends of Allegany State Park will host walks on the weekends for park visitors to discover the Summit Fire Tower.  Meet anytime from 11am to 1pm on Saturdays at the Summit Fire Tower.

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Farm to Table Dinner at Canticle Farm

Canticle Farm's Farm to Table Dinner 2019
Sun, 09/08/2019 - 3:00pm - 6:00pm

Come and enjoy a delicious, chef prepared, four-course gourmet dinner amongst the beauty and serene setting of Canticle Farm.  All are invited to enjoy a delicious dinner prepared by Bartlett Country Club's Executive Chef Tim Brushingham.  Vegan/vegetarian/gluten free options available.

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Fermentation Club at Canticle Farm

Fermentation Club at Canticle Farm
Wed, 09/11/2019 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Fermented food and drinks contain beneficial bacteria that help balance our gut flora.  Whether you prefer Kombucha, Kimchi, Lassi, Kefir, or any kind of fermented vegetables, this club is open to individuals looking to learn about fermentation, those that are new to it, and those that are experts in it.  The group will participate in discussions, sharing

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Granny's Boot Antiques, at the Grevpode Gallery, Country Gathering Weekend

front entryway photo by John Hartig Photography
Sat, 09/14/2019 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Are you looking for a good time that the whole family can enjoy? Do you want to be outside in a beautiful setting, with music, food and fun? We have just the place for you. Join us on September 14th from 10 am till 4 pm for a “Summer Fun” themed Country Gathering Artisan Festival.

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"Criss Angel RAW- The Mindfreak Unplugged" at Seneca Allegany Casino

Criss Angel at Seneca Allegany Casino
Sat, 09/14/2019 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Criss Angel is the biggest name in the world of magic. Angel rose to superstar status as the star and creator of the most popular and successful magic television series of all time, Criss Angel MINDFREAK, as well as his incredibly popular Las Vegas stage shows, television specials and series, books, CDs, retail products, and more.

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Celebration of the Arts at Nannen Arboretum

Flyer for Arts Celebration at Nannen Arboretum
Sun, 09/22/2019 - 12:30pm - 3:30pm

Join us on Saturday, September 22nd, rain or shine for a Celebration of the Arts at Nannen Arboretum in Ellicottville. From 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.

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Allegany State Park Celebrates National Public Lands Day

National Public Lands Day at Allegany State Park
Sat, 09/28/2019 - 9:00am - 4:00pm

Join Allegany State Park as they celebrate National Public Lands Day with their 15th year of participation! National Public Lands Day is our nation’s largest one-day event

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Summit Fire Tower Talks at Allegany State Park

Allegany State Park Fire Tower Tours
Sat, 10/05/2019 - 11:00am - 1:00pm

The Allegany State Park Historical Society and The Friends of Allegany State Park will host walks on the weekends for park visitors to discover the Summit Fire Tower.  Meet anytime from 11am to 1pm on Saturdays at the Summit Fire Tower.

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Stone Tower Talks at Allegany State Park

Stone Tower Tours in Allegany State Park
Sun, 10/06/2019 - 11:00am - 1:00pm

The Allegany State Park Historical Society and The Friends of Allegany State Park will host walks on the weekends for park visitors to discover Stone Tower.  These free events are open to the public and weather dependent. Program will continue every weekend until October 13th, 2019.

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Summer Places

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Meaning of the word Cattaraugus

CATTARAUGUS, from a Seneca Indian word meaning “bad smelling banks,” referring to the odor of natural gas leaking from rock seams. http://www.dos.ny.gov/info/pdfs/countynames.pdf

The word "Cattaraugus" means "foul-smelling river bank." This name is a result of the natural gas that oozes from the river mud. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cattaraugus_Creek.

In our opinion, only some of the river banks are bad smelling. Come on over and visit a creek in Cattaraugus County and tell us what you think.

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