What’s Going On: Seaway Festival in O’burg, Canton Chautauqua continues
Friday, July 19, 2019 - 5:22 pm


Founders’ Weekend

CANTON: Annual Founders Weekend, hosted by the Fort De La Présentation Association at Van Rensselaer (Lighthouse) Point, State Highway 68 and Commerce Street; celebrates and commemorates Ogdensburg’s French colonial history, and will kick off the larger Seaway Festival held at locations around the city during the following week; admission will be adults $7, military ID $4, youth 6-16 $2, and youth 5 and younger free; youth 16 and younger will be admitted free when accompanied by a paid adult on Sunday; info: 315-393-3620, www.fort1749.org; colonial trades, camp life, drills, demonstrations, exhibits, children’s activities throughout the weekend; scavenger hunt for kids-Stewarts Shops ice cream coupon for all participants; 7:30 a.m., mass, bring a lawn chair, rain location Notre Dame Church; 10 a.m., gates open; 10 a.m.-noon, cartridge rolling for the young at heart with George Cherepon; 11 a.m., water battle begins; 11 a.m.-noon, fire starting (flint & steel); 11:30 a.m., children’s muster; noon–1 p.m., children’s activities; noon, Native American culture with Darren Bonaparte; 1 p.m., “Synopsis of the French and Indian War” with Jack Frost; 1:30 p.m., land battle; 2:30 p.m., gates close.

Seaway Festival

OGDENSBURG: 59th annual Ogdensburg International Seaway Festival kicks off Friday, July 19 with a week of amusement rides, live music, food, vendors, games, Founder’s Weekend re-enactments and other events; draws thousands of people to attend from all over the North Country and Canada; Green Mountain Amusement Rides, noon-10 p.m.; Founder’s Day at Fort LaPresentation, celebrates the founding of Ogdensburg in 1749, featuring period encampment with demonstrations, and land and water battles; all day; Youth Fun Run at Dobisky Visitor Center, 8:30 a.m., sponsored by SUNY Canton; 4-mile walk/run at Dobisky Visitor Center, 9 a.m., sponsored by SUNY Canton and Busters Sports Bar Oswegatchie Golf Challenge, Trafalgar Park, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Fred’s Wild West BBQ at Frederic Remington Art Museum, 11 a.m.- 2 p.m., petting zoo, music; Battle of the Bands at OFA football field, 7 p.m., H.S. Marching Band Competition; Wine, Arts & Crafts at Lockwood Area, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

200th anniversary

MADRID: Scotch Presbyterian Church of Madrid celebrating 200th anniversary of founding with special worship service, 1 p.m., with a reception to follow; public is invited by to attend.

Charity ride

MALONE: 26th annual Chris Lyng Memorial Ride for Charity to benefit North County Animal Shelter; signup 10 a.m., ride leaves at 11 a.m., new lunch stop, raffles at lunch time; starts at John E. Harvey’s Gasoline Alley, 4047 State Route 11; 518-483-5690.

Backpack giveaway

POTSDAM: School backpack giveaway, 1-4 p.m., Wireless Zone of Potsdam, 201 Market St., invites inviting local families and their children to visit . to pick up a backpack filled with various school supplies.

Canton Chautauqua

CANTON: Canton Chautauqua, in honor of the first Chautauqua held here on July 17-21, 1919; Canton Island Park, Thursday, July 18 from 5-9 p.m.; Friday, July 19 from noon-9 p.m.; and Saturday, July 20 from noon-9 p.m.; music, nature activities, storytelling, and the Mysterious “Nerd” Tent will be part of the festivities; wine tastings, tai chi, yoga, folk dancing, spoken word, poetry and birdspotting are also planned; Feature Tent hosting regular “How to Start a Band” workshops to get young musicians and roadies on their way to performing live music; concerts by The Waydown Wailers, Odis, Rob Larrabee, Bill Vitek, Maxwell Howard, and members of Uprooted; attendees are advised to bring their own chairs and blankets; glass bottles however will not be permitted; for updates check @CantonChautauqua on Facebook.

Flower Pounding

POTSDAM: Flower Pounding, 11 a.m., North Country Children’s Museum, 10 Raymond St.; experience the printing technique known as flower pounding; using a hammer and fresh picked wild flowers; will make natural dye prints on fabric; free for day visitors and members; www.northcountrychildrensmuseum.org.

Insect pinning

MASSENA: Free nature program of insect pinning for ages 14 and up; 10-11 a.m; Nicandri Nature Center, 19 Robinson Bay Rd.

Live raptors

MASSENA: Join Mark Manske of Adirondack Raptors to learn about owls, hawks, and more; live birds at show; free; 2-3:30 p.m; Nicandri Nature Center, 19 Robinson Bay Rd.

Wine and Craft Show

OGDENSBURG: 59th Annual International Seaway Festival Wine and Craft Show, 10-3 p.m., Lockwood Arena; giveaways, raffles; Michelle 315-393-9274.

Book sale, carnival

OGDENSBURG: Friends of the Ogdensburg Public Library invite the public to its Children’s Book Sale at the Ogdensburg Public Library, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; children’s books (50 cents), DVDs ($2), CDs and puzzles ($1); also be hosting Summer Kid’s Carnival with the following games: Fishing, Bean Bag, Ring Toss, Dominos and a Cake Walk; all games are free and kids will win prizes; bounce houses – weather permitting; proceeds from the sale help to support the Ogdensburg Public Library.

Wild Wild West BBQ

OGDENSBURG: Fred’s 7th Annual Wild Wild West BBQ at the Frederic Remington Art Museum, 303 Washington St., 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; open extended hours for the event, starting at 10 a.m.; catered by Parker Piercy, of PCP-BBQ Catering; cost is $15 adults and $5 kids under 13, includes a meal, non-alcoholic beverage; live entertainment and Museum admission; includes pulled pork, chicken, salt potatoes, corn on the cob, macaroni salad, watermelon, and assorted Lipton Teas; meals can be eaten on site under a lawn tent provided by Fox & Murray Funeral Home or as take-out; music by Gary Walts - Heavy Mellow Guitar from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; self-guided tours and a scavenger hunt, courtesy of the Ogdensburg Garden Club, Inc., will be available at The Eva Caten Remington Education Center; Lena The Lizard Lady will offer a live reptile show on the lawn, including the opportunity to purchase photographs with her reptile friends; sponsored by Lipton Teas; proceeds benefit the Frederic Remington Art Museum; staff available in the lobby to take new or renew museum memberships.

Annual church picnic

MORRISTOWN: First Congregational Church of Morristown annual church picnic, service starts at 11 a.m. with the Rev. David Sheppard, free BBQ after; games for the children, fellowship and music; all are welcome; located on Sand Street in Brier Hill.