Enjoy Live Music Pop-Ups on the Street!
Enjoy Live Music Pop-Ups on the Street!
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Dine-In, Takeout, and Delivery from your Favorite Gaffer District Restaurants!
Corning's Gaffer District
Chemung Canal Trust Company

Our Annual Celebration of Glass and the Fire Arts in America's Crystal City is from May 24-30!

Presented by Corning's Gaffer District and Chemung Canal Trust Company, GlassFest 2021 is a virtual and in-person celebration this year!
GlassFest Video

 

 

Introducing GlassFest Fusion- a week-long celebration of glass and the fire arts in America's Crystal City!

GlassFest Fusion is the kickoff to our Summer in Downtown!

Come explore historic downtown Corning as you experience live music, pop-up entertainment, guided art tours, and picnics in the park. Next, enhance your experience by shopping at our eclectic selection of retail stores. Then, get the full experience of a Bon Appétit dining destination and ignite your taste buds with the culinary excellence of one of our over 45 restaurants.

 

We can't wait to see you in Corning's Gaffer District! Here's a list of activities we're planning. Make sure to check back later for a full schedule!

 

Ongoing Activities

  • Streaming of glass blowing demonstrations at Vitrix Hot Glass- Location: 77 West Market Street

  • Pop-up art and music entertainment throughout the district

Monday, May 24

  • Picnic in the Park Music in Riverfront Park and Northside (Park Ln, next to senior center)  |  6:00-9:00 PM

Tuesday, May 25

  • Centerway Bridge 100th Birthday Kickoff

  • Ceremony  |  Riverfront Park  |  6:00 PM

  • Music on Centerway Bridge  |  6:30-8:00 PM

Wednesday, May 26

  • Picnic in the Park  |  Music in Riverfront Park and Northside (final location TBD)  |  6:00-9:00 PM  

Thursday, May 27

  • Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes Brass Quintet  |  Riverfront Park   |  7:00 PM

  • Guided Public Art Tours  |  pre-registration required | time TBD

Friday, May 28

  • Rafael Grigorian's Ballet Studio |  Centerway Square  |  6:00 PM

  • Drive-In Movie Night  |  Corning Credit Union Parking Lot  |  9:00 PM

  • Guided Public Art Tours |  pre-registration required  |  time TBD

  • Self-guided Featured Artist Stroll  |  Market Street  |  All Day

Saturday, May 29

  • Guided Public Art Tours |  pre-registration required  |  time TBD

  • Centerway Square concert - Funknut - 6:00-8:00 PM

Sunday, May 30

  • Memorial Day Salute  |  Riverfront Park   1:00 PM

  • Centerway Square Concert  |  Tom Killian Trio  |  2:00 PM

  • Guided Public Art Tours- pre-registration required  |  time TBD

Can’t make the event in person? No worries! Tune in to the following activities virtually on our Facebook.

  • Tuesday  Centerway Bridge 100th Birthday Kickoff   6:00 PM

  • Friday  Featured Artist Stroll  |  All Day

  • Sunday  |  Memorial Day Salute  |  1:00 PM

COVID-19 Protocols

Although COVID restrictions are being eased throughout New York State, we still ask that you wear a mask and maintain at least 6 feet between you and other visitors at all of our events. 

 

 

Other sponsors include Guthrie Corning Hospital, Radisson Corning, Corelle Brands, Corning Enterprises, Corning Museum of Glass and Marich Music.

 

 

Do you want to become involved or plan your visit? Please use the references below to learn more!

GlassFest Fusion Media Kit

Download the 2021 GlassFest Fusion Logo .pdf . Click here for a web-friendly logo for your social media or online promotions!

 

Download a 2021 V2021 GlassFest Fusion social media graphic here

Questions about GlassFest? We want to hear from you!
Please contact Nate Basch at nate@gafferdistrict.com, Corning's Gaffer District, 114 Pine Street, Suite 202, Corning, NY 14830. You can also reach us by phone at (607) 937-6292.
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