Events Calendar

November 2017

 

Saturday, November 4

Info 09:00 AM03:00 PM

Where: Ames Museum, 611 Latimer Hill Road , Ames

For more information please contact:
www.amesmuseum.weebly.com.

The Village of Ames Museum will be open for tours from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. The museum will close for the season at 3:00 pm.  Visit our website www.amesmuseum.weebly.com

Info 08:00 AM04:00 PM

Where: Town of Florida Town Barn, 167 Ft. Hunter Rd, Amsterdam

Cost: NO FEE

For more information please contact:
Maryilyn Sawyer | 518-842-7874

Lunch provided for a donation.

Any Youth between 10-18

NYS law requires to hold

MUST be 10 years old on day of course

 

MUST pre-register

Info 10:00 AM04:00 PM

Where: Kanatsiohareke Mohawk Community, 4934 State Highway 5, Fonda 12068

Cost: Adults: $5; over 65/under 18: $3, under 5: FREE!

For more information please contact:
Kanatsiohareke Mohawk Community | 518-673-4197 | Email
https://www.facebook.com/KanatsioharekeMohawkCommunity/

Join Amanda Tarbell in the morning to make a traditional Haudenosaunee Corn Husk doll while learning related cultural stories. Then spend the afternoon with the Akwesasne Women’s Singers and storyteller Kay Olan, who will treat your whole family to stories, songs, and instruction in traditional social dance moves. Attendees will be given ample opportunities to try their new dance skills. Facilities accessible to all and all are invited! Admission: $5 for adults, $3 seniors/ children under 12. Children 5 and under are free. Light refreshments and lunch provided for low cost.

Friday, November 10

Info 07:00 PM08:30 PM

Where: Arkell Museum at Canajoharie, 2 Erie Blvd, Canajoharie 13317

Cost: Free

For more information please contact:
Jenna Peterson Riley | 5186732314 | Email
2 Erie Blvd

“Home Voices: The American Civil War Experience through Words & Music”

“Soldier mortals would not survive if they were not blessed with the gift of imagination and the pictures of hope,” wrote Confederate Private Henry Graves in the trenches outside Petersburg, Virginia. “The second angel of mercy is the night dream.”

Wanda Burch, historian & writer and John Kenosian, singer/songwriter, received a Saratoga Arts Community Arts individual artist grant for the presentation of performances of HOME VOICES in Montgomery County. We have the privilege of bringing them to the Arkell Museum for their fifth concert of the season at 7:00 pm on November 10th. Admission is free, and donations are always welcome.

Joining Wanda and John will be Gisella Montanez-Case, lead singer with the 77th NY Regimental Balladeers. The program will present excerpts from original letters to and from the Civil War soldier’s loved ones, accompanied by original words and music by John Kenosian. The letters are based on a new book by Wanda Burch: The Home Voices Speak Louder than the Drums: Dreams and the Imagination in Civil War Letters and Memoirs [McFarland Publishers, summer 2017]. Wanda will be available to sign her book before the program when doors open at 6:30.

Providing fresh perspective on the human side of the Civil War, this book explores the dreams and imaginings of those who fought it, as recorded in their letters, journals, and memoirs. Sometimes published as poems or songs or printed in newspapers, these rarely acknowledged writings reflect the personalities and experiences of their authors. Some expressions of fear, pain, loss, homesickness, and disappointment are related with grim fatalism, some with glimpses of humor.

Audience participation is encouraged on additional traditional songs from the period.

For further information about the event, please contact:
Jenna Peterson Riley, Curator of Education & Public Engagement
phone: 518-673-2314
email: jriley@arkellmuseum.org

For information about the book or the music, please contact:
Wanda Burch
cell: 518-281-4937
home: ronwan@capital.net
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wanda.burch.1

Saratoga Arts made this program possible with a Community Arts Individual Artist Grant funded by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislators

Saturday, November 11

Info 12:00 PM05:00 PM

Where: Arkell Museum at Canajoharie, 2 Erie Blvd, Canajoharie 13317

Cost: All past service members of the United States military, and those who currently serve our veterans, such as those who work at VA Hospitals, train companion animals, or work in veteran service organizations, are welcome for free at the Arkell Museum and will receive 50% off admission for their entire party | Arkell Museum

For more information please contact:
Jenna Peterson Riley | 5186732314 | Email
www.arkellmuseum.org

First marked in November of 1919 to mark the end of WWI, Veterans Day honors those who have served our nation. All past service members of the United States military, and those who currently serve our veterans, such as those who work at VA Hospitals, train companion animals, or work in veteran service organizations, are welcome for free at the Arkell Museum and will receive 50% off admission for their entire party.

For more information, contact Curator of Education & Public Engagement Jenna Peterson Riley at jriley@arkellmusem.org or call (518) 673 2314 x 113.

Hours –
Sunday: 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Regular Admission –
Members: Free
Adults: $9.00
Students and Senior Citizens: $6.50
Children ages 11 and under are free when accompanied by an adult.

Friday, November 17

Info 08:00 PM

Where: Landis Arboretum, Landis Arboretum Meeting House 174 Lape Rd, Esperance 12066

Cost: FREE

For more information please contact:
Landis Arboretum | 875-6935 | Email
landisarboretum.org

We invite you to join the Albany Area Amateur Astronomers (AAAA) for star gazing in the truly dark skies of the Landis Arboretum.With the help of our good neighbors Dollar General and Hannaford Supermarket, whose external light fixtures were designed to minimize light pollution, the Arboretum remains a prime and rare “dark sky” location in which to view nebulae, star clusters, galaxies, planets, and other celestial sights through AAAA telescopes. Alan French will hold an introductory program in the Meeting House followed by a short, outdoor tour of the prominent constellations. Registration is suggested because Star Parties are canceled if the skies are mostly cloudy. Register online at http: / tinyurl.com/2017starparties or by calling the Arboretum at 518-875-6935.

Saturday, November 18

Info 08:00 PM

Where: Landis Arboretum, Landis Arboretum Meeting House 174 Lape Rd, Esperance 12066

Cost: FREE

For more information please contact:
Landis Arboretum | 875-6935 | Email
landisarboretum.org

We invite you to join the Albany Area Amateur Astronomers (AAAA) for star gazing in the truly dark skies of the Landis Arboretum.With the help of our good neighbors Dollar General and Hannaford Supermarket, whose external light fixtures were designed to minimize light pollution, the Arboretum remains a prime and rare “dark sky” location in which to view nebulae, star clusters, galaxies, planets, and other celestial sights through AAAA telescopes. Alan French will hold an introductory program in the Meeting House followed by a short, outdoor tour of the prominent constellations. Registration is suggested because Star Parties are canceled if the skies are mostly cloudy. Register online at http: / tinyurl.com/2017starparties or by calling the Arboretum at 518-875-6935.

Info 08:00 PM

Where: Landis Arboretum, Landis Arboretum Meeting House 174 Lape Rd, Esperance 12066

Cost: FREE

For more information please contact:
Landis Arboretum | 875-6935 | Email
landisarboretum.org

We invite you to join the Albany Area Amateur Astronomers (AAAA) for star gazing in the truly dark skies of the Landis Arboretum.With the help of our good neighbors Dollar General and Hannaford Supermarket, whose external light fixtures were designed to minimize light pollution, the Arboretum remains a prime and rare “dark sky” location in which to view nebulae, star clusters, galaxies, planets, and other celestial sights through AAAA telescopes. Alan French will hold an introductory program in the Meeting House followed by a short, outdoor tour of the prominent constellations. Registration is suggested because Star Parties are canceled if the skies are mostly cloudy. Register online at http: / tinyurl.com/2017starparties or by calling the Arboretum at 518-875-6935.

Friday, November 24

Info 04:00 PM08:00 PM

Where: Mohawk Valley Gateway Overlook, 1 Bridge Street, Amsterdam 12010

Cost: free

For more information please contact:
Danielle Whelly | (518)841-4369
www.amsterdamrecreation.com/

Tree Lighting Service

SANTA! – Pictures with Mr. Claus
Horse Carriage Rides
Kids Train Ride
Yummy Goodies
Holiday Music
Family Fun For Everyone
& MORE!

 

Saturday, November 25

Info 03:00 PM07:00 PM

Where: Old Fort Johnson, 2 Mergner Road (Routes 5 & 67 one mile west of Amsterdam), Fort Johnson 12070

Cost: $5.00 suggested donation | Old Fort Johnson

For more information please contact:
Rachel Bliven | 518-843-0300 | Email
www.oldfortjohnson.org

Start your weekend with an Open House reception at Sir William’s Old Fort Johnson. Light refreshments, music and our holiday gift shop. Suggested donation of $5.00.