Area museums offer numerous events

School’s out, but area museums are keeping kids sharp with a season’s worth of scheduled events. • The Utica Children’s Museum is beginning the summer with Sunglasses Day on July 6, when kids wearing shades get $1 off the cost of admission. On the weekend of July 7 and 8, museum admission is half-off for children wearing a Boilermaker Fun Run bib. Activities scheduled for the... 4:00pm 06/29/18

Boxing HOF offers perfect day trip

CANASTOTA — The International Boxing Hall of Fame located off of Thruway Exit 34 in Canastota is the perfect day trip for the boxing fan in you. The Boxing Hall of Fame’s mission is to honor and preserve the rich history and chronicle the achievements of boxing greats. Beginning with the reign of John L. Sullivan, professional boxing champions have been among the most... 4:00pm 06/29/18

Boilermaker set for July 8

UTICA — The 41st running of the Boilermaker Road Race is set for July 8. The Boilermaker is part of the Professional Road Running Organization Circuit (PRRO). There are five races in the circuit: EQT Pittsburgh 10 miler, the Credit Union Cherry Blossom 10M, the Lilac Bloomsday Run 12K, the Boilermaker and the Gasparill Distance Classic Half Marathon. The 15K Boilermaker will... 4:00pm 06/29/18

Summer Stage

SummerStage will present “Mary Poppins” Thursday through Saturday, July 12-14 and “Young Frankenstein” Thursday through Saturday, Aug. 2-4 at the Capitol Theatre, 220 W. Dominick St. To buy advance tickets, go to https://www.romecapitol.com/summerstage/. Musical Director for “Mary Poppins” is Bonnie Hibbard and Musical Director for “Young Frankenstein” is Karen Corigliano.... 4:00pm 06/29/18

Vernon Downs in full swing

VERNON — Harness racing at Vernon Downs is in full swing for its 65th season. Located at 4229 Stuhlman Road in Vernon, the Miracle Mile will host live racing two nights a week, Friday and Saturday, until Nov. 3. They also have racing on holidays. All post times are slated for 6:10 p.m., unless otherwise noted on the Downs’ website at www.vernondowns.com. • On Wednesday, July... 4:00pm 06/29/18

Legion baseball

Summer baseball is a hit with kids in high school and some college freshman and they have a chance to play once again when they join an American Legion baseball team. Local teams for the District V American Legion are Smith Post, Rome, Sherrill Post, a combination of Vernon-Verona-Sherrill and Oneida, Oriskany Post, Love Post, Adirondack High School, Helmuth-Ingalls, Clinton,... 4:00pm 06/29/18

The Great Swamp Conservancy gears up for summer

The Great Swamp Conservancy is gearing up for a summer of unique, spectacular, environmental fundraisers and programs. On the environmental end come and view a full cast of a Wooly Mammoth head and tusks. The real tusks are also on exhibit from the NYS Museum of Natural History of Albany. The mammoth was discovered in Catteraugus, while digging a pond at a fish hatchery in the... 3:00pm 06/29/18

Plenty in store at Kirkland Art Center

CLINTON — From youth ballet classes to adult fitness classes and artist exhibitions, plenty is in store for summer 2018 at Kirkland Art Center, 9 1/2 E. Park Row. • Just Add Water 4, featuring Golden Paint’s QoR watercolors, will be shown at the gallery starting with an opening reception to be held 7-9 p.m. on Friday, July 13. Visitors may view the 4-inch by 4-inch watercolor... 2:00pm 06/29/18

Cooperstown offers a lot of summertime fun

COOPERSTOWN — From celebrating America’s favorite past time to watching New York’s finest apples squeezed into cider, Otsego County has much summertime fun to offer. The Fly Creek Cider Mill & Orchard is a historic, water-powered mill on the banks of Fly Creek, which is just minutes from Cooperstown. For 162 years visitors have witnessed the pressing of fresh, sweet cider,... 2:00pm 06/29/18

Old Forge keeps busy all summer long

OLD FORGE — The Village of Old Forge is gearing up for the season with a slate of events and activities sure to keep you and the kids busy all summer long. This year will see the return of Independence Day celebrations featuring music on the lakefront and fireworks over Old Forge Pond on Wednesday, July 4. Before the Fourth, residents and visitors can check out the Road Rally... 2:00pm 06/29/18