May the Sun bring you new energy by day, May the Moon softly restore you by night, May the Rain wash away your worries, May the Breeze blow new strength into your being, May you walk gently through the world and know its beauty all the days of your life. – Apache Blessing

We’d love to pamper you and your special someone this May. The trees are budding and the grass is such a beautiful green. The warmth has returned to the Finger Lakes, and we’d love to show you around! Here are some events going on around 10 Fitch Luxurious Romantic Inn during the month of May :

May 1stBreakfast for TiffanyThe Center for Wellness, 1 Hoffman Street, Auburn, NY. An elegant ladies’ brunch celebrating women in the Auburn area. Brunch provided by OroFino Catering. Wine provided by Chateau Frank. Tiffany necklace raffle with purchase of champagne glass. Raffle baskets valued at over $150 each. Complimentary beverages and decadent desserts provided. Complimentary valet parking available. Event to support the interior restoration of Willard Memorial Chapel and hosted by the Community Preservation Committee.
Tickets $50. Limited seating. Call Kathy Walker at 315-252-0339 or visit for more info.

May 1st The Finger Lakes Symphony Orchestra Spring Concert, Bristol Valley Theater, 151 South Main Street, Naples, NY. Featuring Grace Frarey the winner of the 2016 Concerto Competition on saxaphone. The program will be Piotr Tchaikovsky (1840-1893) – Romeo and Juliet, Fantasy-Overture after Shakespeare, Alexander Glazunov (1865-1936)  – Concerto in E-flat Major for Saxophone and String Orchestra, Op. 109 (Grace Frarey – Alto Saxophone)Gustave Mahler (1860–1911) –   Symphony No. 2 in C minor, Resurrection (1888–94) 1. Allegro maestoso
Tickets $10 for adults, $7 for Students/Seniors, Under 12:FREE! Available only at the door. Check out Bristol Valley Theater for more information!

May 6thRochester Lilac Festival, 180 Reservoir Avenue, Rochester, NY. Thousands of fragrant lilacs, over 100 musical acts featuring national headliners, a wine & chocolate tasting, craft brew festival, parade, kids rides, entertainment and more. 10:30am-8:30pm. Admission: Free! Visit for more information.

May 7th – May 15thArt in the Park, 485 Highland Avenue, Rochester, NY. Every Saturday and Sunday. The perfect chance to find the perfect gift for yourself or someone special, Art in the Park, at the Rochester Lilac Festival features the handmade creations of more than 160 artists, makers, designers and craftspeople. You’ll discover unique pieces from across a variety of media including ceramics, drawings, graphics, fiber, glass, jewelry, sculpture, wood and mixed media along with specialty packaged foods and body care products. Visit for more info!

May 7thWarbler Walk, Sterling Nature Center, 15380 Jenzvolt Road, Sterling, NY. As the weather warms and the tree buds swell the woodland warblers return to their breeding grounds. Many of these small and very colorful birds are just passing through the Sterling Nature Center while others will stay and nest. Join the nature center for a relaxing walk along the trails in search of the woodland warblers. FREE and open to the public. Call 315-947-6143 for more information or visit

May 7th Mother’s Day Weekend Riesling Celebration, CJS Vineyards, 6900 Fosterville Road, Auburn, NY. Treat Mom to a vertical Riesling tasting of CJS’s new and vintage estate Rieslings. Mothers get free tasting!

Noon – 5PM. Call 315-730-4619 or visit for more details.

May 7thVeggies & Varietals, Seneca Lake Wine Trail. This is one of the Seneca Lake Wine Trail’s newest wine and food pairing events. Our member wineries will be preparing many innovative vegetarian dishes, and pairing them with their excellent wines. Check in at your chosen starting winery, pick up your ticket, then enjoy a self-guided tour around beautiful Seneca Lake during this one day event. Regular tickets purchased in advance are $30 per person. Use discount code FLTA when purchasing your ticket to receive $5 off! Visit for more information!

May 8thMaking Chocolates with Mom, Lamoreaux Landing Wine Cellars, 9224 State Route 414, Lodi, NY. Join Lamoreaux Landing Wine Cellars in a special Mother’s Day celebration – craft your own artisan chocolates and pair them with their best wines, right at the winery! Make your Mom’s day special – or bring Dad, Grandma, or any of your favorite friends – and enjoy making a variety of chocolate delights with chocolatier Claire Benjamin from Rue Claire Artisan Chocolates.

Lamoreaux Landing Wine Cellars will provide exquisite wine pairings for your creations, and offer fun and informative chocolate pairing tips. Sunday, May 8 2016, from 4 to 6 pm in the lakeview tasting room at Lamoreaux Landing Wine Cellars. $35 per person $28 Lamoreaux Landing Case Club members and their guests. Call the winery at (607)-582-6011 to reserve your spaces now. Seating is very limited for this event – reserve your spaces early to ensure availability.

May 14thFirst Heritage Village Craft Beverage Expo, Heritage Village, 73 West Pulteney Street, Corning, NY. The event is a fundraiser for the Corning-Painted Post Historical Society, which operates Heritage Village, and will feature multiple tastings, a home brew competition, and a mix of live demonstrations, workshops and seminars. Ben Keene, managing editor for Beer Advocate Magazine, will be a guest speaker and will lead a discussion on the role brewing played during Colonial times, the landscape of craft brewing today, and the direction in which brewing might be headed. Everyone who attends the festival will receive a special handcrafted pottery drinking vessel made especially for the event by John Keddy, of Rocky Hill Pottery in Bath. Visitors also will have a chance to sample craft beverages from Keuka Brewing, Steuben Brewing, RailHead Brewing, Four Fights Distilling and other local craft beverage producers. Special beer-friendly food, including a cheese plate, vegetarian chili, Bratwurst, burgers and shredded barbecue chicken sandwiches, also  will be available. Noon to 4pm. $25 admission fee. All attendees must be at least 21 and be able to show valid id. Call (607) 937-5281 for more information.

May 14thVarick Winery’s Honey Bee Jubilee, Varick Winery, 5102 State Route 89, Cayuga Wine Trail, Romulus, NY. Celebrate one of our hardest workers, the honey bee, with complimentary honey-inspired food. 9:30am-6:00pm Free admission. $4.00 to taste six wines. Call (315)-549-8797 for more information.

May 14th Auburn Public Theater presents: John Gorka, 8 Exchange Street, Auburn, NY. In 1991, Rolling Stone magazine called Gorka “the preeminent male singer-songwriter of what has been dubbed the New Folk Movement.” From New Jersey, John Gorka is a world-renowned singer-songwriter who got his start at a neighborhood coffeehouse in eastern Pennsylvania. John has graced the stage of Austin City Limits, Mountain Stage, etown and has appeared on CNN. His new song “Where No Monuments Stand” is featured in the upcoming documentary Every War Has Two Losers, about activist and Oregon Poet Laureate William Stafford. Tickets: $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Call 315-253-6669 for more information or visit

May 21stFingerlakes Celtic Festival, 4925 Collett Road, Farmington, NY. Finger Lakes Celtic Festival” has undertaken the task of producing a unique family friendly happening in the Rochester/Finger Lakes area. We are a consolidation of three different events from this area; learning from them and striving to move forward this festival was created. 930am-8pm. Admission: $10 pre-sale or $12 at the gate. Check out for more details.

May 25thSummer Garden Mixer: Shades of Rose`, New York Wine & Culinary Center, 800 South Main Street, Canandaigua, NY. Located in the Garden Tent, in celebration of the perfect warm weather wine – Dry Rosé! Across New York State, wineries are creating world-class Rosé in their own unique ways. On this evening, you’ll have the opportunity to taste a variety of Rosé, along with other wines, from a great line-up of wineries. The New York Wine & Culinary culinary team will create delicious small bites that pair perfectly with the pretty-in-pink wine that’s making a name for itself across New York State – and beyond! Bring your friends and truly celebrate Wine Wednesday. You’ll even be able to purchase your favorite wine by the bottle and take advantage of Bring Your Own Bottle Night at Upstairs Bistro (no corkage fee)! $10 per person in advance. $15 per person at the door. Check out NYWCC Summer Garden Mixer for more details.

May 26th2300° : Bill Gudenrath, Corning Museum of Glass, 1 Museum Way, Corning, NY. At 2300°F, hot glass gets interesting—and so do things at The Corning Museum of Glass. Enjoy glassmaking demonstrations, live music, and great food and drink. Free and open to the public. 6–8 pm. Visit for more information.

May 29thMajorpalooza & Catch Me if You Can 5K, Downtown Auburn, NY.  The race will start at City Hall on Grover Street and end in front of City Hall on South Street. The race will pass by many historic homes on South Street, The Seward House, Veterans Memorial Park and Downtown Auburn. Event immediately following the 5K and children’s run. Vendors, Live entertainment and children’s activities!! For more info visit 

10 Fitch, your romantic escape in NY states beautiful Finger Lakes region.

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