The 2016 Doors Open Jamestown event is scheduled for Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at varying locations across the city.
Doors Open Jamestown features free admission to greater Jamestown area attractions, raffle prizes at each location, restaurant specials, and more. The event is sponsored by Jamestown Up Close, Jamestown Renaissance Corporation, and Jamestown Community Chamber of Commerce with support from the participating attractions and merchants.
“Not everyone knows that the exhibits and features of our local attractions change quite regularly,” said Edwin Rodriguez Jr., events and marketing associate for Jamestown Up Close. “This event is for our area residents to get out and about with their friends and family to learn about some of the great features we have to offer here,” said Rodriguez.
Sixteen local attractions and nearly two dozen restaurants and retail stores partner together for this annual event to celebrate the region.
By visiting one or more of the participating attractions, guests have the opportunity to win gift baskets at each location. Those locations include:
- Busti Grist Mill
- Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame
- Dykeman Young Gallery and Vintage Emporium
- Fenton History Center
- Infinity Visual and Performing Arts (Open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.)
- James Prendergast Library
- Audubon Nature Center
- Jamestown Gateway Train Station
- Jamestown Savings Bank Arena
- Lucile M. Wright Air Museum
- Lucille Ball Desi Arnaz Museum
- Lucille Ball Little Theater
- Martz Observatory (Frewsburg)
- Reg Lenna Center for the Arts
- Robert H. Jackson Center
- Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History
“It’s great to see so many local residents learn something new about their hometown,” said Joni Blackman, executive director for the Fenton Historical Society. “This has turned into a festive day for Jamestown and the greater region. I have yet to hear a complaint, even when the weather is stormy,” said Blackman.
Area attractions aren’t the only ones who participate in Doors Open Jamestown. The event also encourages various restaurants, bars, and retail shops to work together to co-promote one another now and in the future.
“Doors Open Jamestown is a day to celebrate the wonderful amenities our community has here all year long,” said Frank Besse, co-owner of Brazil Craft Beer and Wine Lounge. “I think Brazil complements these amenities well with our unique selection of great beer and wine in a relaxing and characterful setting,” said Besse.
Participating restaurants and retail locations are encouraged to offer unique menu items and special pricing for the day.
For more information on Doors Open Jamestown or for a list of participating venues, restaurants, and stores, please visit www.DoorsOpenJamestown.com or call check out the event’s Facebook page.
The Jamestown Renaissance Corporation and Jamestown Up Close are organizations that support downtown and neighborhood revitalization in Jamestown, NY, by promoting reinvestment, stakeholder engagement, and innovation.