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  • Amsterdam Free Library

    28 Church Street, Amsterdam

    (518) 842-1080


    The mission of the Amsterdam Free Library is to offer the community access to and assistance in the use of the broadest possible selection of recorded knowledge. It is to assist patrons with informational, business, professional and recreational needs in a diverse number of formats. The Amsterdam Free Library offers a wide array of services and materials including access to over 45,000 items, 70 magazine and 7 daily newspapers. Adult and children’s programs are carried on throughout the year, highlighted by the summer reading program. Reference services are available both in print and electronic formats. Free WiFi
    Monday - 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
    Tuesday - 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
    Wednesday - 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
    Thursday - 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
    Friday - 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
    Saturday - 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Sunday - Closed
    CLOSED Saturdays during July & August*
  • Arkell Museum at Canajoharie

    2 Erie Boulevard, Canajoharie

    (518) 673-2314


    Discover paintings by celebrated American artists such as Winslow Homer, John Singer Sargent, and more. Exhibit themes also include the Mohawk River Valley and the Beech-Nut Company.     Summer Hours Museum & Library: Tuesday-Friday 10:00am – 5:00pm; Saturday-Sunday 12 noon-5:00pm [The Library is open until 7:30pm on Wednesdays; the Library is closed Sundays January-February; the Museum is entirely closed January-February] ♦       ♦            ♦518-673-2314
  • Creative Connections Art Center

    303 East Main Street, Amsterdam, NY 12010

    (518) 841-4369


    Classes in the arts for all ages! Community activities like a shared garden, mural painting and more! Vision: To inspire creative connections and spark community arts expression in a collaborative environment for the enrichment and unification of the community at large. Mission: To celebrate the diverse creativity of individuals and groups; stretch and stimulate imaginations for greater self-discovery; foster participation, appreciation and enjoyment of the arts; encourage sponsorship, interaction and community outreach; act as ambassadors of arts education, learning, sharing and dreaming; embrace cultural awareness about the arts and offer extraordinary collaborative arts experiences (visual arts, theatre, music, dance, writing, crafting and more) that the community will treasure; create a captivating, positive, inclusive atmosphere that brings people together through idea-exchange, creative enrichment, celebration, open communication and meaningful dialogue.
  • El Rancho Drive-In Theatre

    6070 State Route 5, Palatine Bridge

    Movieline (518) 883-5735


    Built in 1951 and running continuously since its opening in 1952, the El Rancho Drive-In still has its original 60’x90’ screen. The lot accommodates 400 cars. Before showtime, the smell of popcorn, burgers and fried food wafts from the traditional flat-roof concession stand, luring people from their frolicking to oldies music on the front lawn. The only thing different from the old days is that the sound for the movies can now be played through the automobile and portable FM radios, eliminating the need to hang clunky wired speakers from the car windows.
  • Fort Hunter Free Library

    167 Fort Hunter Road, Amsterdam, NY

    (518) 627-4142


    “Get Creative @ Your Library” this summer. Join us at the Fort Hunter Free Library, where children can explore their creative side through writing, painting and music. Sponsored by the Montgomery County Youth Bureau and the Mohawk Valley Library System, this program is open to young people – preschool through young adult – with programs, crafts, prizes, story hours and entertainers. Stop in and pick up a flyer of summer events. All activities are free and open to the public. Library Hours Monday 3pm -8pm Tuesday 9:30am – 2:30pm Wednesday 3pm – 8pm Thursday 9:30am – 2:30pm Friday 9:30am – 2:30pm Sat. and Sun. – closed
  • Fort Plain Free Library and Visitor Center

    19 Willett Street, Fort Plain

    (518) 993-4646


    The Fort Plain Free Library seeks to provide educational and recreational materials and programs to all segments of the population. In addition to a collection totaling over 20,000 volumes, the library also circulates videos, DVDs, CDs, books on tape and CD, and magazines. Interlibrary loans makes available material in most of these formats not owned by the Fort Plain Library. Programming regularly includes a six-week Summer Reading Program for children, teens and adults; an adult literature reading/discussion series; and a monthly pre-school story hour. Free WiFi. Online databases and encyclopedias, word processing and similar programs are also available. Fax and photocopy services for a fee. Library Hours Monday 10am – 5pm Tuesday 10am – 5pm Wednesday 10am – 5pm Thursday 10am – 5pm Friday 10am – 5pm Saturday 9am – 12pm Sunday – Closed
  • Frothingham Free Library

    28 West Main Street, Fonda

    (518) 853-3016


    Books for children and adults, large print books, ebooks, audio books, DVDs, CDs, videos, interlibrary loans, internet access, fax, copier, mini art gallery with a new artist each month. Dozens of magazines for teens and adults. Books on tape, large print books, audio books videos, CDS, and cassettes. Internet, informational databases and other educational software. MVLS Reference, interlibrary loan, web-based catalog. Children’s summer reading program. FAX and copier service for a fee. Free WiFi. Every Tuesday at 11am, story hour and crafts for children. Library hours: Monday 11am – 7pm Tuesday 11am – 7pm Wednesday 11am – 7pm Closed Thursday and Sunday Friday 12 – 7pm Saturday 9am – 1pm
  • Fulton Montgomery Quilt Barn Trail

    The Fulton Montgomery Quilt Barn Trail is located in upstate

    New York in the southern Adirondacks. The area is a mixture of

    agricultural landscape, rural countryside and small cities and

    villages. The FMQBT is in the process of growing throughout

    the area and encourage residents to join the community pride

    and individual artistry found in a quilt barn trail.  
  • GFWC Century Club

    130 Guy Park Avenue

    (518) 842-2031


    The goal of the Century Club was and still is the mental, moral and social development of its members and the civic improvement of the community. We sponsor annual scholarships, support the arts and participate in community projects that promote friendship and understanding within the community. We are women from all walks of life, races and cultures, who come together to make our home, community and world a better place to live. Special events held. Club rentals available. Events at this Location May 29, ’15 9:00am – May 29, ’15 3:00pm – Annual Garage Sale May 30, ’15 9:00am – May 30, ’15 3:00pm – Annual Garage Sale May 30, ’15 1:00pm – May 30, ’15 4:00pm – Spring Fever BBQ Oct 24, ’15 11:00am – Oct 24, ’15 7:00pm – Physic Fair Nov 30 to Dec 6 – 24th Annual Festival of Trees
  • Kanatsiohareke Mohawk Community

    4934 Route 5, Fonda

    518-673-4197 or 518-584-9270


    A traditional community of Mohawk families. Kanatsiohareke (“the clean pot”) is a gift shop of Native American crafts, apparel and books. Also offering a working farm with hay and sleigh rides. Kanatsiohareke is a sustainable, living Onkwehon, a community grounded in Rotinonhsionni culture – its language, land and social structure. Annual festivals, conferences and pow-wows are held on the grounds. Native language immersion classes. Open daily 9am-5pm. Email: June 27-28 – Kanatsiohareke Mohawk Community Strawberry Festival 10am -6pm
  • Margaret Reaney Memorial Library and Museum

    19 Kingsbury Avenue, St. Johnsville

    (518) 568-7822


    Extensive Revolutionary and Civil War displays, period rooms, paintings and bronzes, farm and trade tools and genealogical resources. Open year round. Hours: M, T, W, F – 9:30 am – 5pm Sat 9:30 am – noon Th, Sun – Closed
  • Mohawk Valley Gateway Overlook

    1 Bridge Street Amsterdam NY 12010



    Spanning 511 feet between the north and south banks of the Mohawk River, the structure uniquely combines a park-over-the-water setting with an introduction to the history of the Mohawk Valley and its peoples, told through nearby examples from the City of Amsterdam. The structure is curved - not straight - to harmonize with the natural shapes of the river and valley. The textured, colored pavement reflects not only the swirls and eddies of the river, but also of history. Twelve stopping points along the north and south ends are marked with icons representing major topics in the history of the valley with an explanatory text.
  • Riverlink Concerts

    Riverlink Park


    Rain or Shine, you’ll find music in in Amsterdam’s beautiful Riverlink park every Saturday evening during the summer.
    The Riverlink Concert Series is sponsored by the Amsterdam Waterfront Foundation, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit.
    Mission Statement:
    Preserve and develop the City of Amsterdam’s waterfront through:
    • Providing advocacy and advice on critical waterfront development and related projects.
    • Providing a conduit for grant and fundraising opportunities.
    • Promoting the waterfront for water and land side related uses and users.
    • Promoting and sponsor park use, events, festivals, marina, etc.
  • Tribes Hill Heritage Center

    Tribes Hill, NY

    Marjorie (Dance) Heacock

    (518) 829-7031

  • Walter Elwood Museum of the Mohawk Valley

    100 Church Street, Amsterdam, NY 12010

    Ann Peconie



    The Walter Elwood Museum of the Mohawk Valley (formally the Mohawk Valley Heritage Association or MVHA) was formed in 1981 to protect a small, school-owned museum. Due to budgetary difficulties, the school district had had to give up staffing the museum and turned over management of the collections to our group. The collections include an extensive assortment of approximately 25,000 artifacts encompassing: multicultural, Victorian, natural history and items that relate to Mohawk Valley’s colorful industrial past (documentary, photographic and tangible). Since its inception, the museum has served to link school curriculum to the dynamic richness of our common cultural and historic heritage and has functioned as an intellectual and artistic center for Amsterdam and the Mohawk Valley. We offer interactive learning environments, educational classes and a spectrum of cultural events. We also feature various new exhibits, guest lecturers and summer and vacation enrichment classes in science, math, art, literature and natural history. Museum hours: Monday through Friday: 9am to 4pm Saturday (through Labor Day) 12pm to 4pm Evenings and weekends by appointment Admission: Adults $3.00, Seniors $2.00 and Children 12 and under: FREE.
  • Windfall Dutch Barn

    Hamlet of Salt Springville, NY (Co Rd 31)

    (607) 264-3996

    Website | Directions

    The Windfall Dutch Barn is a pre-revolutionary restored structure, seated on its original site, located in the hamlet of Salt Springville, NY (Co Rd 31). This site was used as a resting and feeding place during the Revolutionary War wagon march by General Clinton on the way to the Susquehanna River, with 3,000 patriots and 400 boats loaded on wagons. Summer concerts, poetry readings.