May’s Newsletter – Wine Walk, Mother’s Day and More in Downtown Canandaigua

Greetings everyone!  Thank so much for your support during the NYSEG’s Big Dig!  Just a reminder that during the construction, downtown business is still active.  We hope to see you soon, and to help you, here’s what is happening in town, news, plus some merchant events and activities.

Canandaigua Wine Walk, Saturday May 7th

Grab a commemorative wine glass for $5 at any participating merchant, sample wines from Finger Lakes Wineries, and explore historic Canandaigua. All participating merchants are scheduled tentatively, this list may change.

No reservations required, just show up and look for the purple balloons at each participating merchant. For an easy list print the .pdf

Participating merchants for Saturday, May 7, 2011, 4-7 pm, and Finger Lakes Wineries Include (Scheduled):

Artiques Heirlooms and Art
37 South Main St.
585-396-1890 Website
Winery: Lakewood Vineyards

Simply Crepes
101 South Main St.
585-394-9090 Website
Winery: Damiani Winery

Dick Anthony Ltd
166 South Main St.
585-394-4876 Website
Winery: Fulkerson Winery

Frog’s Trading Post
185 South Main St.
585-305-7145 Website
Winery: Kings Garden Winery

112 South Main St.
585-396-3520 Website
Winery: Fox Run Vineyards

Pulp Nouveau Comix
92 South Main St.
585-394-8250 Website
Winery: Heron Hill Winery


Parent’s Night Out at the Y!

Reconnect, relax, and enjoy a night out while children have fun. First Saturday of the Month (same day as Wine Walk). May 7th, June 4th, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. $10/$15, additional child in family, $5 Contact or 585-394-6866

Mother’s Day in Canandaigua!

Visit local merchants for all your Mother’s Day Gift needs, including shopping at local gift shops and boutiques, apparel and fashion stores, jewelry shops, food and wine, or salon specials and gift certificates. Also many different restaurants are offering Mother’s Day Breakfasts, brunches, or dinners, including.
Other merchant events;

Photography Exhibit by Peter Blackwood at Wood Library, May 5th

Thurs, May 5th, 7-9PM, Peter Blackwood hosts his opening reception for his 6th annual photography exhibit at the Wood Library……complete with some Three Brothers winetasting! The show is titled ‘East meets West: Images of America’ with half of the images from the eastern US, and half the west taken last September.

Cico DeMayo Celebration at Rio Tomatlan Restaurant, May 5th

Enjoy drink specials, food specials, and live music all day. Call 394-9380 for more info.

Wood Library’s 17th Annual Teen Poetry Contest Now-May 31

Win $50, $40, or $30 for your original poem! Teens are encouraged to showcase their writing talents by submitting poems to Wood Library. The deadline is May 31 at 9 PM. Students in grades 6 – 12 should submit their typed poems with contact information (name, address, phone number, grade, and school) on a 3×5 card to Wood Library, 134 N Main St, Canandaigua, or email them. One entry per person. Five copies of poem must be provided if submitting it in hard copy. Contact Jenny Goodemote at 394-1381 for more info.

Fusion art exhibit at the Pat Rini Rohrer Gallery, Reception May 6th

The exhibit will open with an artists’ reception Fri, May 6th. Please join us and enjoy the colorful and artistic offerings of Peter Secrest &Patricia Wilder. Each one is known for a signature approach to their unique art forms. The exhibit is open from May 6th-May 28th. Call 394-0030 or visit website at

Free Comic Day at Pulp Nouveau Comix, Saturday May 7th

From 11 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Free Comics, half price back issues! Hourly giveaways! A Raffle for the “75 Years of DC Comics” mega-massive hard cover coffee table book/coffee table!

Mothers’ Tea Reservations at Sonnenberg Gardens

Tea will be served at the mansion by maids and butlers in Victorian costume on Saturday, May 7th. This event features an elegant setting with a multi-course menu, including sandwiches, scones, sorbet and sweets. All reservations must be pre-paid by Wed. May 4th. Tickets are $24/person, $20/Sonnenberg members, $18.50 each for groups of 10 or more, and $14/youth (ages 4-12). Choose from seatings at 12:30 PM or 3:00 PM. Call 585-394-4922 today to make your reservation.

Also Fashions & Flowers Exhibit at Sonnenberg May 11th-August 30th
And Advance Plant Sale, Thursday May 5th and Friday May 7th
Go to for more info on these exciting events

10th Annual Taste of the Finger Lakes Thursday, May 12th

Finger Lakes area restaurants, wineries, custom brewcrafters and specialty food vendors will be on hand offering delicious samples. In addition to the tasting booths, attendees will be able to bid on over 60 silent and live auction items to be auctioned off by Lauren and Brian Kolb. Benefits the Canandaigua BID.
Thursday, May 12, 6:00pm – 9:00pm at The Inn On The Lake TICKETS: $40 advance & $45 at the door. Advance tickets are available Canandaigua National Bank Downtown Canandaigua and Lakeshore Branch or the Canandaigua BID office, 115 S. Main Street. For more information Call (585) 396-0300 or visit the event website.

Spring it Forward at Life Path Spa, May 15

We’ve put together an amazing day just for you….Sunday May 15. We will start off the morning with a gentle yoga class then transition into interactive classes such as the Wheel of life taught by Susan M. Larson, MEd, NCC a transition/Life Coach. There will be light fare and beverages included. We will then move onto Quiet Meadows Labyrinth for Zen Walking . You may conclude your day with a massage or spend extra time with Susan.
Space is limited, call to reserve your space 585-919-6221.  For more info visit:

Miniature Needlepoint Trunk Show Event at Expressions in Needleart, May 18 – June 4

Expressions in Needleart will be exhibiting a grouping of miniature needlepoint pieces from Urusala Michaels Designs. Also available will be kits for sale so you can try out this wonderful form of needle art.

Spring Fling at Crown Jewelry, May 20th and 21st

Join us for a storewide discount plus gift certificates from us, Sweet Expressions, or F. Olivers for any purchase over $100. Come and view the entire collection of Galatea Pearl Jewelry on Saturday and enjoy our refreshments.

Tall Trainer Summer Weight Loss Challenge, May 23rd

Last day is May 23rd, Last day to enter the Summer Weight Loss Challenge and have a chance to win over $2,000 in local prizes. Tall Trainer Fitness Systems,

Other News:

Wick-edly Sent Soap and Candle Company now a member of the National Resources Defense Council! The NRDC is a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting the wilderness and wildlife, and improving the quality of the human environment!

Sand Bar Re-Opens at The Inn On The Lake
Get ready, this is going to be a great summer, and the Sand bar is ready and open at the The Inn on the Lake.

Flower Fund in Downtown Canandaigua

Levels of Giving:
$50.00 – Single Flower Basket

$100.00 – Double Flower Basket

$200.00 – Two Double Flower Baskets

Send Your Donation To:
DCMBA – Attn: Flower Fund
115 South Main Street
Canandaigua, NY 14424

New Calendar of Events on Downtown Canandaigua coming soon!  Keep Downtown Canandaigua bookmarked to keep updated.

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