171 Cedar Arts Center
171 Cedar Street
CorningNY  14830
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<June 2018>

Dining in Flight - Dinner Selection Link (tickets purchased by June 1)
Jun 3

For those who have dinner tickets, and still need to confirm dinner selections - please follow this link: https://171.scope-development.com/wp-admin/admin-ajax.php?action=frm_forms_preview&form=3uais

Dinner tickets are SOLD OUT - Commuter tickets are now available!

Click the following link to purchase Commuter Tickets for Dining in Flight: https://171cac.networkforgood.com/events/7234-dining-in-flight-commuter-ticket

Sorry you missed the deadline? You can still join the fun – only without dinner – for $40. Dance, mingle, and purchase drinks (or raffle tickets). Your support of 171 Cedar Arts Center is appreciated. Youth tickets are available, too!


  • ATTIRE: Suggested attire for the evening is summer white, or light and breezy casual and comfortable clothing.
  • LOCATION: The event will be held on the grounds of the National Soaring Museum, 51 Soaring Hill Drive, Elmira, at the top of spectacular Harris Hill.

Dining in Flight will take place in an enclosed grassy area next to the museum.

  • CHECK-IN: When you arrive please check-in at the event entry.

You'll receive a wrist band which will allow our servers to quickly note that you are of age for legal beverages.

  • BARS & BEVERAGES: Two cash bars will be serving your favorite legal beverages.

Purchase drink tokens for yourself, and those at your table, inside the tented area. Drink prices range, and begin at $10 each. Non-alcoholic beverages are available at no charge.

Cugini Café will serve beer and wine.

Four Fights Distilling will serve mixed drinks, signature drinks, and whiskey, rum, and cognac, perfect for sipping or pairing with an excellent cigar from Brown's Cigar Store in Corning.

Cigar smoking will take place in a designated area away from the party and other guests.

Consider supporting this fundraiser buy purchasing a signature drink, served in a very special glass, for $171.00!

  • ENTERTAINMENT: The Duvid Smering Quintet featuring Cookie Coogan, will fill the night with music as they play jazz favorites, and definitely encourage you to the dance floor.
  • Project Centerpiece – purchase beautiful and creatively-made centerpieces donated by the following artists: Corning's Urban Sketchers, Lynn Dates, Abby O'Brian, Amanda Warren, Angie and Lauren Elder, Erica Shirley, and Suzane Sullivan. Each centerpiece will be for sale and priced by the artists.

Raffle #1 Wheelbarrow filled to the top with toys, books, gift cards – everything for the kiddos in your life! $25 for each chance to win.

Raffle #2 Wheelbarrow filled to the top with all types of adult beverages (and some n/a). Great for your own summer party, or for sharing at your friends parties! $100 for each chance to win.

You will have the opportunity to watch the sunset from the air field a few steps from the party. Pack a blanket in your car if you'd like to sit on the grass to watch the sunset.

If you are inspired to play, there will be kites, boomerangs, balsa airplanes, whirly-gigs, tug-of-war, and corn hole, for everyone's enjoyment.

The National Soaring Museum welcomes all who'd like to tour, and take in all that they have to offer within the museum.

  • THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND: We did not invite The Mosquitoes, but knowing how they can be, they will probably show up uninvited! Use your favorite repellent if desired.

A warm summer day and sunset have been summoned, but hey, it's upstate New York and one never knows. Toss a jacket or sweater in your car, and know that we'll only head inside if serious weather is in the forecast. The event will take place under many large tents.

Please share this information with anyone!

If there are questions or concerns please don't hesitate to contact me.

Thank you for supporting 171!