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Project Community Activities For Everyone

Project Cafe is a student-directed non-profit organization promoting drug and alcohol free activities, music, art, community service, and scholarship in the Cazenovia area.

With strong community support and a wide array of programs involving youths and adults, Project Cafe is committed to improving the quality of life throughout the Cazenovia area in many unique ways.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Cazenovia Winter Festival 2015

Thursday, February 5th:

3:00pm-8:00pm --- Family Ice Skating
Burton Street Skating Rink - Weather Permitting


6:30-7:30 --- Open House at the Cazenovia Community Preschool
Corner Burton (#49) and Clark Sts. Open house for families to tour the school, meet the staff, or get a fall application.


6:00 - 8:00pm --- Gala Reception for Winter Festival Art Exhibition
The community is invited to meet the participating artists at the reception in the Library. Artwork in a variety of mediums and styles will be on display. Sponsored by Cazenovia Arts. Admission is free. Refreshments served.

Location: Cazenovia Public Library Gallery, 100 Albany Street (Parking behind the library off of Riverside Drive).


Friday, February 6th
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9:00am-9:00pm --- Winter Festival Art Show at Cazenovia Public Library
Sponsored by Cazenovia Arts - Admission is free.  Cazenovia Public Library Gallery, 100 Albany Street.

 
3:00pm-8:00pm --- Family Ice Skating

Burton Street Skating Rink - Weather Permitting


6:00-9:00pm --- L.L. Bean Starlight Snowshoe Tour
Lorenzo State Historical Site – L.L. Bean Outdoor Discovery School.
$40.00 reservation @ 888-552-3261.  Call 637-0974 for more details. All gear & refreshments provided.
3 hour snowshoe tour of Lorenzo. Headlamps provided.


7:00pm --- Screening of Disney’s “Frozen” at Cazenovia Public Library
Children are encouraged to dress like their favorite Frozen character and sing along as we watch the film. Popcorn will be available during the film. Admission is free. Cazenovia Public Library Gallery, 100 Albany Street. (Parking behind the library off of Riverside Drive).


7:00-9:00pm --- Winter Festival Talent Show and Opening Ceremony
Cazenovia High School Auditorium - Organized by Project CAFE.
Tickets $5.00 at the door.  Proceeds to fund student scholarships.
Crowning of King & Queen. Refreshments available at intermission.

 

Saturday, February 7th:

7:00am-12:00pm --- Pancake Breakfast at American Legion
Cazenovia Post 88 will sponsor a pancake, sausage and egg breakfast to benefit the “Dogs2Vets” program.
There will also be a raffle for a gold package to benefit Clear Path for Veterans.
Location: Legion Post, Chenango Street.


9:00am-5:00pm --- Winter Festival Art Show at Cazenovia Public Library
Sponsored by Cazenovia Arts - Admission is free.  Cazenovia Public Library Gallery, 100 Albany Street.


9:00am-12noon --- Scholastic Snow Sculpture Construction
Memorial Park area, Albany Street - Judging at noon.
Theme: Food – IF SNOW CONDITIONS ALLOW.


Morning-12:30pm --- Community Snow Sculpture Competition

Throughout the village – Families, community groups or businesses. List of sculptures posted at Common Grounds.  Pre-register at 655-9380.


10:00am --- Screening of Disney’s “Frozen” at Cazenovia Public Library
Children are encouraged to dress like their favorite Frozen character and sing along as we watch the film. Popcorn will be available during the film. Admission is free. Cazenovia Public Library Gallery, 100 Albany Street. (Parking behind the library off of Riverside Drive).  


10:00am-4:00pm --- Downhill Skiing
Cazenovia Ski Club - the Ski Club will be offering $20.00 passes - conditions permitting.
Visit www.skicaz.com  or call 655-8368 for more information.


10:00am-11:30am --- L.L. Bean Snowshoeing Discovery Course

12:00pm-1:30pm --- L.L. Bean Snowshoeing Discovery Course
Lorenzo State Historical Site – L.L. Bean Outdoor Discovery School.
$20.00 @ site or in the store.  Call 637-0974 for more details. All gear & refreshments provided.
Enjoy a fun and easy way to try out the sport of snowshoeing.


11:00am-1:00pm --- Horse Drawn Wagon Rides
By “Telephone Park” 35 Albany Street.  Free rides around the beautiful Cazenovia Village.
Sponsored by the Cazenovia Rotary Club. 
Donations to the Dolly Parton Imagination Library will be welcomed.


12:00pm-7:00pm --- Family Ice Skating
Burton Street Skating Rink - Weather Permitting


1:00pm-2:00pm --- Wagon Ride into Village History
Meet near Common Grounds, 35 Albany Street.  Horse-Drawn wagon ride with a historic guide will visit
some of the village’s oldest houses. Sponsored by the Cazenovia Preservation Foundation. 


1:00pm-4:00pm --- Artist Reception at Cazenovia Artisans
Reception for fiber artist Wendy Edwards at Cazenovia Artisans Fine Art and Craft Gallery.
Artist will be on hand to discuss the eco-friendly nature of Polartec fleece fabrics, which she uses
to create her line of hats and scarves for adults and children. Refreshments will be served.
Location: Cazenovia Artisans, 39 Albany Street, 655-2225

 

1:30pm-3:00pm --- High School Winter Olympics
HS Football Field - Snow volleyball, snow soccer, relays, human dog sled sled race, and more!


2:00pm-4:oopm --- ScrabbleFest – Sponsored by Rotary Club
Cazenovia Public Library Community Room – Free admission
Play scrabble to promote literacy – ages 8 to adult – prizes!


5:00pm-6:30pm --- Caz Library Appreciation Party
Join us as we celebrate and thank our Cazenovia Public Library Staff, Volunteers and Friends of the Library.
Light refreshments in the Community Room for all ages.
Cazenovia Public Library, 100 Albany Street (Parking behind the library off of Riverside Drive).

 

8:00-11:00pm --- Winterfest Dance
High School Gym - Students of Cazenovia High School
and guests only. Admission is $5.00

 

Sunday, February 8th:

All day --- Snow Sculptures
Throughout the village – weather permitting.


9:30am-2:00pm --- Fat Bike Race and Demo
Schedule: 9:30am check-in, 10:00am-12 noon race (90 minute race for advanced and 45 minute race for novices), 12:00 to 2:00 pm demonstration.  Registration for the bike race needs to be done in advance either at Bikereg.com for $35 up until Feb 5 or at Syracuse Bicycle on Saturday, February 7 for $45. 
Sponsored by Syracuse Bicycle www.syracusebicycle.com (listing under “events”)
and Empire Brewery www.empirebrew.com (“events”)in cooperation with CACDA and GoCaz.com.  
Free snowshoe demonstration also offered from 10am to 12 noon.
Location: 5 Ledyard Avenue with race on adjacent Lorenzo fields. 


10:00am-4:00pm --- Downhill Skiing
Cazenovia Ski Club - the Ski Club will be offering $20.00 passes - conditions permitting.
Visit www.skicaz.com  or call 655-8368 for more information.


10:30am-12:00pm --- L.L. Bean Snowshoeing Discovery Course

12:30pm-2:00pm --- L.L. Bean Snowshoeing Discovery Course
Lorenzo State Historical Site – L.L. Bean Outdoor Discovery School
$20.00 @ site or in the store.  Call 637-0974 for more details. All gear & refreshments provided.
Enjoy a fun and easy way to try out the sport of snowshoeing


12:00pm-7:00pm --- Family Ice Skating
Burton Street Ice Skating Rink - Weather Permitting


1:00 pm --- Cazenovia Children’s House Snowflake Run 
Emory Avenue – Free 800 meter race around the Village Green for children 12 years and under.
Register by Middle School @12:30

 
2:00pm --- Chocolate Party at Library
This year’s Chocolate Party will include a visit from the princesses Elsa and Anna, as well as stories, songs, simple activities and light refreshments for the entire family to enjoy. Families are encouraged to dress as their favorite Frozen character for the program.  For children and their families. Hosted by the Friends of the Library.
Cazenovia Public Library, 100 Albany Street (Parking behind the library off of Riverside Drive).
For information call 655-9322 or visit www.cazenoviapubliclibrary.org


7:00pm-9:00pm --- “Snow Date” for WinterFest Talent Show if postponed from Friday.
Cazenovia High School Auditorium - Organized by Project CAFE.

PROJECT CAFE’S ELECTION NIGHT DINNER FUNDRAISER

Choose your candidate... Then Choose your meal!

When: Tuesday, November 4th between 5-8 pm.

Where: Dave's Dinner

 

For your convenience take-outs are available.

All proceeds for the dinner support Project Cafe Community Activities,
Thank you for your support.

PROJECT CAFE’S AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM IS IN SESSION

Project CAFE announces the start of their annual After School Program held at Common Grounds.  This is a free program for Middle School to High School age students of all abilities residing in the Cazenovia School District.  We are in deep gratitude to Madison County Youth Bureau and various commercial and individual DONORS WHO make this program possible.  Donations are always welcome!

Our priority is to provide a safe after school environment for children Middle School THROUGH High School.  Our philosophy is TO respect others and TO respect property.  We are a safe, supervised place that children can come to after school.  The after school program is available on school days 3pm - 5:30pm and half days 11am - 3pm.  We are not available on snow days, full staff development days or days that school is not in session (vacations).  We will, however, be available when there is early dismissal due to a snow day emergency until 3pm.


Our policy is simple:

  1. We ask that no food be brought in while Dave's Diner s open (until 3pm everyday). We welcome students to purchase drinks OR snacks THROUGH the diner right after school. 
  2. No profanity.
  3. We do allow electronic devices, but ask that students use headphones. Video and game content must be appropriate for a mixed environment.

If a child’s behavior seriously violates the safety of any child or staff, he /she may be temporarily excluded from Project CAFE.  We supervise students when they are in the Common Grounds Building and over on the  front lawn of the Presbyterian Church.  We cannot control the comings and goings of the children, therefore, we cannot keep tabs on children when they leave the premises.  If there is an emergency and the Common Grounds Building has to be evacuated, we exit the building and our safe zone meeting place is in front of the Presbyterian Church.


Our staff includes Coco Koseki and Elizabeth Digiacomo and approved interns from Cazenovia College.   To contact Project CAFE when in session the phone number is 655-3991. For any comments or concerns,  the adult board president, Barbara Cudney can be reached by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by text at 315-415-8362.