Celebrate LPGA's Corning Classic with a free night full of live music, hot glassmaking, and an array of culinary delights.
“Get the lead out,” “shake a leg,” “beat the donkey.” No matter how you say, “let’s go!” you’ll want to hurry up and buy your tickets for A Taste of the Finger Lakes. This event features wine tastings and regional fare from more than 30 Finger Lakes area restaurants and wineries. Be one of the first to explore the Museum’s major summer exhibition, “Botanical Wonders,” showcasing the incredibly delicate and realistic Harvard Glass Flowers.
Free LPGA 2300° event includes:
Hot Glassmaking Demonstrations
Watch as the Museum’s gaffers create amazing pieces of sparkling glass on the Summer Stage. During performance art-style demonstrations, they make art out of molten glass.
Inventive Percussion by Beat the Donkey
Cyro Baptista leads his multicultural, polyphonic, highly creative ten-piece ensemble, Beat The Donkey, in exploring the percussive properties of glass through dance and inventive beats. (The group’s name comes from the Brazilian expression "Pau Na Mula" meaning "Let’s go, let’s do it!")
Performances by Local Bands
Enjoy the lively musical stylings of Supernatural, and The Sam Pallet Band, featuring Mike Giannone.
Hot Food and Cold Drinks
Hearty fare and a variety of complimentary hors d’oeuvres make for a delectable evening. Members receive one free ticket for either food or drink with presentation of membership card.
A Taste of the Finger Lakes (ticketed) includes:
Exploration of Two Exhibitions
Experience the wonders of glass with two amazing exhibitions: “Curiosities of Glassmaking,” featuring glass oddities from across the centuries; and "Botanical Wonders," showcasing the incredibly delicate and realistic Glass Flowers of Harvard.
Wine and Cuisine Tasting
Enjoy a rich and varied selection of regional wines and dishes from more than 30 area restaurants and wineries.
Americana Vineyards & Winery Inc.
Anthony Road Wine Company
Ashley Lynn Winery
Atwater Estate Vineyards
Damiani Wine Cellars
Dr. Konstantin Frank's
Glenora Wine Cellars
Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards
Heron Hill Winery
Hickory Hollow/Highland Cellars
King Ferry Winery
Lamoreaux Landing Wine Cellars
Ravines Wine Cellars
Red Newt Winery
Sheldrake Point Vineyards
Standing Stone Vineyards
Gaffer Grille and Tap Room
Garcia's Mexican Restaurant
Grill 1-2-5 Radisson Hotel Corning
Murphy’s Woodhouse Tavern
Old World Café & Ice Cream
Pierce’s 1894 Restaurant
Red Newt Bistro
Thali of India
Three Birds Restaurant