P.O. Box 1529, 63 Genesee St., Auburn, NY 13152 

Phone: (315) 730-1838 ~ E-mail: 


Nancy Tehan - Director of Early Childhood Initiatives 

Mission: ABC Cayuga promotes healthy development and early learning opportunities of children ages 0-5 by supporting quality interactions with all who are involved with the lives of our children. The vision for the initiative is that all children will reach their developmental milestones. 

The community partners, who include service providers, parents, and community leaders meet regularly to support each other’s efforts and to further develop parent and community outreach strategies. 

Services: The Play Space located in downtown Auburn will be opening in late 2016. It is a dedicated safe environment that provides resources for early childhood learning and development (ages 0-6 years of age) and allows parents and caregivers the opportunity to meet with other parents and professionals. The mission of the Play Space is to enrich young children’s lives through play by providing a welcoming place where young children and their families play, learn and grow together. 

The Play Space will offer dynamic play based educational experiences designed for young children. It is a place for children to examine cause and effect, take risks, ask questions, engage in physical activity and examine their world through exploration and creative expression. Additionally, the Play Space will act as a community center providing families with resources for early childhood learning and development, interactive parenting workshops to strengthen the bond between parents and children, and ideas and tools to enhance learning at home in order to better prepare parents for their role as their child's first and most important teacher. The Play space is built around the five strength based protective factors: knowledge of parenting & child development, nurturing and attachment, parental resilience, social connectedness and concrete support in times of need. 

Other services include Community Cafe, Cafe leadership training, Triple P positive parenting and Born Learning Academy. 

Volunteer Opportunities: In 2017, volunteers will be needed to work in the Play Space. An application process will begin on-line. Hours: ABC Cayuga Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:30pm. Play space hours to be determined. Access the website or ABC Cayuga Face book page for upcoming changes.


P.O. Box 543, Auburn, NY 13021. Performances at Cayuga Community College 

Phone: (315) 702-7832 

E-mail:  Website: 

Lindsay Day - President

Mission: The mission of the Auburn Players Community Theatre is to present high-quality dramatic productions utilizing the talent and dedication of local citizens and to increase appreciation for the theatre. 

Services: Providing opportunities to local citizens to participate in live theatre either on stage or behind the scenes. During a typical production season, up to five shows may be provided for the enjoyment of the viewing public, one show of which traditionally features a youth cast. We also provide educational opportunities to those interested in joining our organization through mentoring. 

Volunteer Opportunities: Always welcomes volunteers to assist in making shows a reality. If interested, visit or email


8 Exchange Street at Genesee, Auburn, NY 13021 Phone: (315) 253-6669 ~ Fax: (315) 702-8309 

E-mail: ~ Website: Carey Eidel - Executive Director E-mail: 

Mission: Auburn Public Theater (APT) is an intimate, public theater space in downtown Auburn which fosters creative growth in the community. We present and produce plays, as well as challenge, educate and entertain children, young people and adults. This intimate performance space is home to actors, musicians, comedians, poets, dancers and artists alike. This new home also offers audience members a place where they can joyfully experience the world around them as well as safely experience the world within. 

Services: APT has four distinct performing arts spaces: a 200-seat main stage theater, a 99-seat multi-use cafe space, a 65-seat cinema, and an educational studio. APT’s season includes a wide variety of productions: music, art, theater, cinema, and comedy are all part of our yearly lineup. We include local and visiting talent, from professional artists to favorite garage-bands. We feature multi-arts classes and workshops for children and adults, weekly feature films and documentaries, and music nights on a regular basis. Our spaces are also available to rent to community groups for their own artistic, social, or business events. 

Volunteer Opportunities: Many positions available in all aspects of theatrical production. Contact 

Hours: Box Office and Lobby Hours are Tuesdays and Fridays 10:00am-4:00pm and one hour prior to every performance. Tickets are available online.


203 Genesee St., Auburn, NY 13021 

Phone: (315) 253-8051 ~ Fax: (315) 253-9829 


Eileen McHugh - Director


Willard Chapel, 17 Nelson Street, Auburn, New York 13021 

Phone: (315) 252-0339 ~ Fax: (315) 253-5996 

E-mail: ~ Website: 

Kathy Walker - Executive Director


17 William Street, 2nd Floor, Auburn, NY 13021 (Administrative Office) 6877 East Lake Road (Rt. 38A) Auburn, NY 13021 (Summer Box Office) 

Phone: (315) 255-1305 (Admin Offi ce); (315) 255-1785 (Box Offi ce) ~ Fax: (315) 252-3815 

E-mail: ~ Website: 

Brett Smock - Producing Artistic Director 

Mission: Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival, Inc. is a 501(c)3 nonprofi t organization established to create a multi-venue, summer-long musical theatre festival in the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York. Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival will be a gathering place for audiences and artists to celebrate and enjoy America's most popular performing art form - musical theatre. The Festival anticipates it will draw over 150,000 people and generate $30 million in new economic activity for our region. In the process, it will transform our community and improve its quality of life. 

Services: The Festival operates in multiple venues throughout the summer with a diverse offering of musical theatre productions ranging from revivals of the most-storied classics to brand new works are presented throughout Auburn. The festival is envisioned to become a magnet for audiences and artists from around the country, providing a gathering place to celebrate one of America's most popular art forms. In addition Merry-Go-Round Youth Theatre tour school throughout New York state in the school year offering curriculum based performances for all grade levels. 

Volunteer Opportunities: Ushers for summer musical theatre season.


178 Cayuga St., Union Springs, NY 13160 

Phone: (315) 889-7273 E-mail: ~ Facebook:


Mission: To preserve and honor the past and further the interest and study of local history and geneology. 

Hours: May-October 1:00pm-4:00pm


180 South St., Auburn, NY 13021 

Phone: (315) 252-2081 ~ Fax: (315) 252-2570 E-mail: 

Karen V. Hill - President/CEO 

Paul G. Carter - Site Manager 

Christine Carter - Tour Coordinator 

Mission: To maintain the home and properties related to the great freedom fi ghter and conductor of the Underground Railroad, Harriet Tubman. 

Services: Tours and information. 

Hours: February 1 – October 31: Tuesday – Friday, 10:00am-4:00pm with last tour at 3:00pm; Saturday, 10:00am-3:00pm with last tour at 2:00pm. Closed on Sunday and Monday. November 1 – January 31, Tubman Home open by appointment. Call for group tours.


205 Genesee St., Auburn, NY 13021 

Phone: (315) 255-1553 ~ Fax: (315) 255-0871 E-mail: ~ Website: 

Donna K. Lamb - Executive Director ~ E-mail: 

Miranda Traudt - Program Director ~ E-mail: 

Mission: To build a vibrant community through the arts. 

Services: Changing schedule of fi ne art exhibits including 3 annual shows, “Both Ends of the Rainbow”, “Made in NY” and “Quilts=Art=Quilts”; Classes and workshops for both children and adults including Summer, Winter, and Spring Art Camps for children ages 6-12; Art After School classes; An innovative folk arts series, “Celebrating Folk Arts in CNY”; Quilting by the Lake Quilt Conference; Making Movies Film Series; Gift Shop. 

Volunteer Opportunities: Volunteer opportunities available, please email to or call (315)255-1553. 

Suggested Donation: Admission varies. Members and Children under 12 years old are free. 

Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 10:00am-5:00pm, Sunday 1:00-5:00pm, Closed Monday


131 Genesee St., Auburn, NY 13021 

Phone: (315) 255-1658 ~ Fax: (315) 255-3742 ~ Toll-free: (800) 499-9615 E-mail: ~ Website: 

Meg Vanek - Executive Director 

Barb Murdoch - Administrative & Project Coordinator 

Maureen McEvers - Digital Marketing Manager Lucy Thomas - Visitor Information 

Mission: The mission of the Cayuga County Office of Tourism is to promote, support and increase tourism and thereby stimulate economic growth and improve the quality of life for area residents. 

Services: Information on and promotion of local events, accommodations and attractions. Educational workshops and tourism training offered for tourism related businesses. 

Hours: Monday - Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm year round; Saturday, 10:00am-2:00pm (July & August). 


6880 East Lake Road, Rt. 38A, Auburn NY 13021 

Phone: (315) 252-7644 ~ Fax: (315) 253-1599 

Timothy Quill - Director Mission: Preserve history, promote and educate. 

Services: Museum to preserve agricultural and rural life history and artifacts of Cayuga County and Auburn; Educate youth and adults about 1800 and 1900 rural life in Cayuga County and Auburn; and Dr. Joseph F. Karpinski Sr. Educational Center. 

Fees: Admission and parking are free 

Hours: Mid May – Mid September from 11:00am-4:00pm. The rest of the year, hours are Saturday 11:00am-4:00pm or open by appointment.