Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Travel the path of local events...

Wow, there is a tremendous choice of great things going on this month locally!
If you have read our blog before, you know that we like to occasionally point out local historical events, or recreational activities for families.  However, there is just so much going on the next few weeks we don’t know where to begin!
Seems only right to mention the events at Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site, then we’ll list off some great things happening around the area – complete with links to help you on your travels.  Don’t forget also that there are valuable resources to find out what is going on in the newspapers as well as online. 
The New York State Path Through History program has a searchable calendar online, as well as the really great Visit Montgomery County website!




Here are some upcoming events at Schoharie Crossing:

National Parks Trust- Kids to Parks Day
Saturday, May 16, 2015 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Schoharie Crossing will host Nature Walks for kids on the towpath trails of the historic site at 10am and 1pm. Walks will head out from the Visitor Center along the Woodchuck Walk and return on the Towpath Trail to the scenic overlook of the Schoharie Creek Aqueduct. Who knows what birds, animals, plants and flowers we will see!
Come enjoy the day at your local park, explore the beauty of these historic grounds, the nature that abounds while enjoying the spring air and sounds. Pack a lunch to enjoy at the either the Aqueduct Boat Launch or Yankee Hill Lock picnic areas. Get the kids out to a park for an enjoyable day!

Fort Hunter Uncovered

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 06:30 PM
Join in the fun as New York State Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation Archeologist Michael Roets will be speaking about the artifacts discovered in the 2011-2012 excavations of Fort Hunter. Some of the discoveries are on display in the Visitor Center exhibit, and Roets will be bringing greater detail to the methodology of excavating as well as more information on what was found.
The talk starts at 6:30 and is followed by a meeting of the Friends of Schoharie Crossing. Refreshments will be served. Please join us.

Putman Porch Music
Tuesday, June 2, 2015 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Enjoy evenings of great music on the porch. Schoharie Crossing encourages local musicians to gather on the porch of the historic Putman Canal Store to play songs of days gone by. American roots, bluegrass and folk music in this terrific setting at Yankee Hill Lock, part of the Erie Canal from the 1850's to 1916 that harkens back to a simpler time. Much like a group of canawlers that happen to be stuck waiting at the lock, a few instruments and strong voices is all that's needed to pass the time. Bring your instrument, your voice, or just come to listen!
Meeting at the Yankee Hill Lock, 553 Queen Anne Road.

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The Fort Hunter Engine & Hose Company is hosting a Mother’s Day Pancake Breakfast on May 10th from 7am-1pm.  Their Mother's Day pancake breakfast is all you can eat and every mother receives a complimentary flower.  There will be a 50/50 raffle, and also a flower basket raffle.


The Artist Revealed: Artist Portraits and Self-Portraits
March 01, 2015 10:00am - June 14, 2015 5:00pm
2 Erie Blvd., Canajoharie, NY 13317
Members: Free, Adults $8, Students & Seniors $6, under 11 free | available at museum desk
For more information please contact:
Mary Beth Vought | 518-673-2314

This exhibition brings together fifty works in a variety of media that examine self-portraits and portraits of other artists. Included in the show are works by Milton Avery, Chuck Close, Leonard Baskin, Edward Steichen, Norman Rockwell, and Anders Zorn. Sitters include James McNeill Whistler, Thomas Eakins, Charlie Chaplin, C.S. Lewis, and Pablo Casals.


The Recorder 2015 Spring Fling
May 16, 2015 10:00am - May 16, 2015 4:00pm
Main Street, Amsterdam
free
For more information please contact:
Samantha Bonnano | 518-841-4369
Believe or Not ~> Sunshine & Warm Weather is right around the corner!
The City of Amsterdam Recreation Department has begun the planning process of The Recorder 2015 Spring Fling Event
An Annual Event Celebrating A Season of New Beginnings!



LANDIS SIGNATURE SPRING PLANT, BOOK, AND BAKE SALE
May 16, 2015 10:00am - May 17, 2015 4:00pm
174 Lape Rd, Esperance
For more information please contact:
518-875-6935

Out of the ordinary trees, shrubs, and perennials are the hallmark of this annual event. New this year! Culinary herbs propagated at Landis! After selecting your plants and baked goods, stop into our book shop for a huge selection of reading material on many different topics, including, of course, gardening. And don't miss the opportunity for a free tour and mini-workshops on both days. Admission and parking are free. Volunteers are needed and welcome. For information, email: info@landisarboretum.org. To sign up to help, email: volunteering@landisarboretum.org
Members and non-members: free. Donations to the Arboretum gratefully accepted.


Impressions of Old Fort Johnson Open House
May 16, 2015 10:00am - May 16, 2015 4:00pm
Intersection of Routes 5 and 67, Fort Johnson 12070
For more information please contact:
Rachel Bliven | 843-0300

Opening Day at Old Fort Johnson - Art Show featuring local artists & their work including new views of this National Historic Landmark, Open House; 18th century Bake Oven will be operating with free samples.


MOHAWK VALLEY COLLECTIVE PRESENTS: AMERICAN HONEY BAND/ RAMBLIN ANDY/ THE RUSTY DOVES/ CITY OF THE SUN/ PAT RUDDY
May 16, 2015 6:00pm - May 16, 2015 11:00pm
39 Mohawk Street, Fort Plain 13339
$7.50 in advance/ $10 at the door | http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1433702
For more information please contact:
Mohawk Valley Collective, Inc. | 5189935506
Join us for the first event of our 2015 Summer Music Series! The Mohawk Valley Collective is a non-profit dedicated to the restoration and adaptive reuse of two of our area's historic architectural gems: Unity Hall (the former Universalist Church in Fort Plain) and the former West Hill School in Canajoharie. In addition to our preservation efforts we also host arts and cultural events in Montgomery County, including our 2nd Annual Summer Music Series. We are proud to present our first show of the 2015 series Saturday, May 16th. Join us for an evening of great Country, Blues and Folk music featuring (in line-up order): Pat Ruddy (Troy, NY) Folk Rock City of the Sun (NY, NY) Indie folk The Rusty Doves (Utica, NY) Americana, Swing Ramblin Andy (Brooklyn, NY) Country Blues American Honey Band (Upstate NY) Country https://www.facebook.com/americanhoneysayah All proceeds go to future event programming and building preservation efforts! "Attend" on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/345701095630887/


FUNDRAISER SHOPPING SPREE
May 22, 2015 5:30pm - May 22, 2015 7:30pm
THE GARDEN BUG, 844 Ft. Hunter Road, Amsterdam 12010
For more information please contact:
Rose Mary DiBlasi | 518-842-8778
Shop to help raise funds for assisting underprivileged persons in Montgomery County. SPONSORED BY MONTGOMERY COUNTY LADIES OF CHARITY. Free Coupon needed to ensure percentage of purchase is given to the Ladies of Charity. Call 842-8778 or 842-4603 for Coupons.


Van Alstyne Homestead Society and Museum
May 23, 2015 1:00pm - May 23, 2015 4:00pm
42 Moyer Street, Canajoharie 13317
For more information please contact:
Sue Beaver | (518) 673-2468

Join us for the spring/summer season (Saturdays from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. from Memorial Day Weekend to Labor Day Weekend) and experience Mohawk Valley History first hand in our museum/homestead. Let's help keep Mohawk Valley history alive!!! Donations are very much appreciated and new members are always welcome. To schedule a tour other than Saturdays please contact: John Laffan (315) 269-2198 johnlaffan@wildblue.net Fritz Traudt (518) 673-5528 home (518) 332-0434 cell trfritz79@gmail.com Joanne Mickel(518) 673-3727 home (518) 339-9164 cell



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The Fulton-Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce is a great conduit for businesses, programs, and sites to reach their community.  


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Thank you for supporting Schoharie Crossing along with us.  For more information about the site, programs, events, recreational space or any other questions, please contact: SchoharieCrossing@parks.ny.gov or (518) 829-7516



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