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Community-Wide Events

The Rockwell partners with area organizations throughout the year. Don’t miss these community happenings throughout Downtown Corning and the region.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Free Admission

Each day on Martin Luther King Jr. Day in January, The Rockwell and many area organizations open their doors for special activities and free admission. Spend your day off connecting with your community art hubs. 

GlassFest

Presented by Corning’s Gaffer District, GlassFest is four days of glassmaking demonstrations, live music, fine and fired art vendors, shopping, food and more. While you’re downtown for the fun, stop in the Art Lab for hands-on artmaking and exploration.

Corning Pride

Teens + Adults. The Rockwell + Corning Pride team up annually for special events and activities. Past celebrations have featured car parades, lip sync battles, drag story hour, printmaking workshops and more.

Annual Artists’ Trunk Show

In partnership with Exhibit A. The Trunk Show is aparking lot art takeover! Find a unique mix of regional artists displaying and selling their wares out of the trunks of their cars.

Veterans Day

The Rockwell Museum and Corning Museum of Glass offer free admission as a thank you to those that have served in the military.  

FLXGives

FLXGives (Finger Lakes Gives), an initiative of the Community Foundation of Elmira-Corning and the Finger Lakes, Inc., is a 24-hour online celebration of the Finger Lakes region. It connects generous community members with the causes they care most about. It is a day to celebrate all that the Finger Lakes are and the critical role nonprofits play in making our community great.

Culture, Community & the Classroom Showcase

Sparkle

A vibrant holiday street fair in Corning’s Gaffer District. Stop by The Rockwell to warm up, enjoy sweet treats, and cast your vote in the Gingerbread Invitational!

Two children are viewing a gingerbread vehicle at The Gingerbread Invitational.

Holiday Open House

Kick of a festive holiday season when The Rockwell opens its doors for free admission for all ages on the first weekend of December. Free admission for all ages.

Aerial photo of The Rockwell Museum exterior - Photo by Brian Maloney.
Nov 1

November: Free Admission for Veterans

Wednesday, Nov 1 @ 9:00 am

Two children are viewing a gingerbread vehicle at The Gingerbread Invitational.
Dec 2

Holiday Open House

Saturday, Dec 2 @ 9:00 am

The Rockwell Museum is free and open to the public during the first weekend in December!

Dec 2

Family Day | Sparkle  

Saturday, Dec 2 @ 3:00 pm

Dec 3

Holiday Open House

Sunday, Dec 3 @ 9:00 am

The Rockwell Museum is free and open to the public during the first weekend in December!