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150th Anniversary of Village of Clayton History at Noon Events


ADDITIONAL EVENTS WILL BE ADDED AS THEY BECOME CONFIRMED!
2022 History at Noon Lecture Series
The Thousand Islands Museum, the Clayton Historian, the Clayton Opera House, and the Clayton Sesquicentennial Historical Committee are pleased to bring the popular History at Noon lecture series to the Clayton Opera House in 2022.

Presentations will be held at 12 Noon at the Clayton Opera House, 3rd Floor.

January 12th:
Clayton by Rail, by Adirondack Railroad Engineer Larry Girard.
February 9th:
Birth and Origin of the St. Lawrence Skiff, by ABM Curator Matt Macvittie
March 9th:
History of the Clayton Opera House, by Opera House Director Julie Garnsey.
April 13th:
Fishing and Fishing Guides, by members of the Fishing Guide Association.
May 11th:
75th Anniversary of Reinman’s Department Store, by the Reinman Family.
June 8th:
135th Anniversary Clayton Fire Dept, by members of the Clayton Fire Dept.
July 13th:
Mysterious Origins of T.I. Dressing, by Eric Roberts and Andrea Reeves.
August 10th:
Frink’s Snow-Plow Factory, by Carl Reinman, Grandson of Carl Frink.
September 14th:
Grindstone influences on Clayton, by Grindstone Heritage Center Board.
October 12th:
Depauville influences on Clayton, by the Depauville Free Library Board.
November 9th:
70th Anniversary Hawn Memorial Library, by board members and staff.
December 14th:
Naming of Clayton Village Streets, by the Clayton Historian Tom LaClair

Recommended admission is a $5.00 donation or non-perishable food item that will go to an area food pantry.

MASKS REQUIRED & SOCIAL DISTANCING WILL BE OBSERVED

2022 Hashing Over History Program Series
The Thousand Islands Museum, Clayton Historian, and the Clayton Sesquicentennial Historical Committee is pleased to bring you the popular Hashing over History program January – March 2022.

With the 150th Anniversary of the incorporation of Clayton on April 17th, 1872, we have invited citizens of our community to share memories and experiences from their earlier years in and around Clayton.

Each of the programs will be held at 10am, lasting about an hour, at the Clayton Opera House 3rd Floor.

Wednesday, January 12th:
Shirley Carpenter.
Wednesday, January 19th:
Marie “DeeDee” Heyman.
Wednesday, January 26th:
Fran Gray.
Wednesday, February 2nd:
Marilyn Hutchinson.
Wednesday, February 9th:
Fritz Delaney.
Wednesday, February 16th:
Delinda “Dee” Fuller.
Wednesday, February 23rd:
Becky Pacific.
Wednesday, March 2nd:
Wilburt Wahl.
Wednesday, March 9th:
Brad Minnick.
Wednesday, March 16th:
Dave Kay.
Wednesday, March 23rd:
Charlie Stage.
Wednesday, March 30th:
Carol Williams.

MASKS REQUIRED & SOCIAL DISTANCING WILL BE OBSERVED

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The Cape Street Market – Cape Vincent


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“Handmade, Homemade & Homegrown” is going through some exciting renovations, the day will longer (10AM – 5PM) and the season will be starting in May and ending in October

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Alexandria Bay Farmers Market


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Join us every Friday from 9 AM – 3 PM

Kinney Drug parking lot on Route 12 in Alexandria Bay!

Fresh produce, canned goods and crafts are available for sale all season!

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Watertown Farm & Craft Market


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Wednesdays is Farm & Craft Market day in Watertown showcasing the best in fresh produce, fresh flowers, baked goods, artwork, locally made products and entertainment.  317 Washington Street is the center of the ever expanding market.

The market provides a social environment that brings families, friends, and professionals to downtown Watertown every week.  Live music from 11 am – 1 pm and over 50 vendors including food trucks, art, locally made products, and fresh produce all promote a friendly community-oriented atmosphere where market goers can enjoy what downtown Watertown has to offer. Come out and enjoy all things local!

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The Greater Watertown-North Country Farm & Craft Market


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Each Wednesday, the Farm & Craft Market will continue to include entertainment from a variety of musicians. Concerts will be held on the lawn of City Hall from 11:00AM – 1:00PM and are free to the public. Music at the Market is proudly sponsored by Samaritan Health.

Farmers markets support healthy communities. The Watertown Farm & Craft Market contributes to the North Country by providing a social environment that brings families, friends, and professionals to downtown Watertown every week. Food trucks, live music, art, locally made products, and fresh produce all promote a friendly community-oriented atmosphere where market goers can enjoy what downtown Watertown has to offer. Come out and enjoy all things local! Gather at the Market is proudly sponsored by MVP Health Care.

Established in 1977, The Farm & Craft Market is takes place in historic downtown Watertown, NY each year. Our market offers a wide variety of farm and craft products including the best in local fruits and vegetables, fresh flowers, garden plants, baked goods, handmade crafts, unique jewelry, local works of art, craft beverages and food trucks from 50+ vendors to include many new vendors this year. The market draws thousands of shoppers benefitting farmers, crafters, and local businesses.

For more information on The Greater Watertown-North Country Farm & Craft Market, contact Kayla Perry, President & CEO at (315) 788-4400 or visit www.watertownfarmandcraft.com. Be sure to follow @watertownfarmandcraft on Facebook and Instagram for updates!

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The Carthage Craft and Farmers Market’s


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The Carthage Farmers Market is a seasonal market running from the last Friday in May until the Second Friday in October. Many local produce vendors and local artisans selling their excellent crafted handmade items. Farmer’s Market Pavilion Riverside Drive Carthage NY.

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Thursday’s Farmer’s Markets and Concert Series – Clayton


(VILLAGE PARK CIRCLE, MARY ST, CLAYTON) – 315.686.3771
Farmers’ Market featuring fresh local produce and homemade foods. Free Waterfront Concerts 6-8pm every Thursday in July & August at the Frink Park Pavilion, Riverside Drive.

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Voyageur Canoe at Minna Anthony Nature Center


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Most Weekdays // 9:30am–11:30am

Our 36-foot, 16-passenger Voyageur Canoe is back! Preregistration is required. Must be 5
years old or older to participate. Program may be cancelled due to weather conditions or not
meeting the minimum of 8 adult (18+) paddlers. $4 for adults, $2 for children under 13 years old

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Cruise the St. Lawrence Alan Jackson Style -Antique Boat Museum-Clayton


In Alan Jackson’s own words: “You can’t beat the way an old wood boat rides.” The Antique Boat Museum (ABM) announces a new Sunset Cruise opportunity. Experience a 1000 Islands sunset aboard Flat Top, a 1955 30’ Chris-Craft Semi-Enclosed Cruiser which was donated to the Museum in 2013 by country music star Alan Jackson. The two hour Sunset Cruises cost $350 and are available for up to 6 passengers June through August except event days. Due to the availability of our volunteer USCG licensed captains, reservations must be made at least 48 hours in advance.
The Chris-Craft Semi-Enclosed Cruiser models from the 1950s offered passengers a boat that was roomy, fast, and well-suited for a full day on the water. Flat Top, named in reference to the flat top steel-string acoustic guitars commonly used by Jackson, is one of just 36 of these boats ever built by Chris-Craft. The boat was used and stored on Lake Chautauqua, located in western New York, by its original owner. In 2002, Jackson purchased the boat in poor condition and transported it to Tennessee to undergo extensive restoration work at Hickman Wooden Boat Works in Woodbury, TN. Under the craftsmanship of Travis Hickman, Flat Top was revived through a nearly 3-year restoration project, leaving no details untouched. Flat Top now features pristine woodwork and artistry, both interior and exterior, while retaining its original look and is a handsome addition to the collection of the Antique Boat Museum.

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Old McDonald’s Farm Fall Activities – Sackets Harbor


Since 1986, we have been THE local destination for pumpkin picking! Pick out your jack-o-lantern in our giant pumpkin patch, get lost in our TWO corn mazes, indulge in a warm homemade cider donut, take our hayride, strike a pose for that perfect fall instagram shot (don’t forget to tag us! #OldMcDonaldHasAFarm), and peep the beautiful fall foliage…. It’s fall fun for everyone, from age 0 to 100!

Fall activities and pumpkin picking is typically mid-September through Halloween. Our pumpkin patch and corn maze are for admission-paying guests only (pumpkins additional charge). We offer a large selection of “already” picked pumpkins for non-admission customers. Pumpkin prices vary and are subject to change.

You must pay regular admission to visit our corn mazes and pumpkin patch (pumpkins additional charge).

The North Country weather in the fall can be unpredictable! Be sure to dress for the elements, and call ahead if weather is questionable!
WE CLOSE FOR THE WINTER ON HALLOWEEN!

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The Ontario Culture Days Festival


Culture Days is a national celebration of arts and culture. At the end of each September, millions of people attend thousands of free participatory arts and culture events across the country both in-person and online. Culture Days programs invite the public to get hands-on and behind-the-scenes to highlight the importance of arts and culture in our communities.

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The Halloween Hostage Escape Room – Aquatarium – Brockville, ON


The Halloween Hostage Escape Room at the Aquatarium. Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday September 30th – October 31st.

2 Different levels of scare. $20 per person, Up to 6 per team.  Be careful who you trust.

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The Sackets Harbor Quilt Show: Patchwork on the Porch in the Village of Sackets Harbor


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Spend the weekend strolling along historic Sackets Harbor’s sidewalks, and enjoy an array of colorful quilts displayed on porches, at local businesses, the Village Hall, Hay Memorial Library, and select historic sites across the community. Patchwork on the Porch is a Hay Memorial Library Community Heritage Program, and this year it will be on display on Saturday and Sunday, Oct 1 and 2, from 10 am to 5 pm each day. The theme for this year is “A Change of Season,” and all the quilts entered will reflect seasonal change in some fashion.

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1st Annual White Caps Fall Festival – White Caps Winery- Chaumont


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Join us for Fall fun!! Crafters/Vendors 10-4pm , free wine tasting, live music, visit the rescue animals at the Farm barn, specialty Fall cocktails, food truck and more!

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Falling Leaves Hike at Baker Woods Preserve – Indian River Conservancy


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Join us for a hike led by Hannes Ringoot, a professional in landscape architecture. Hannes will share his knowledge about the changes experienced by the trees, shrubs, and soil in the fall season.

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HeiNoon Horrors – Brockville ON


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Every Saturday and Sunday in October, 125 Stewart Blvd, Brockville, ON

$10.00 Tickets

613-499-7864 or 613-246-8799

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ArBru Oktoberfest 2022 – Mallorytown ON


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Arbru Solar Brewery proudly presents Oktoberfest 2022!! The hottest beer event in the 1000 Islands!
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1st, 2022 FROM 12PM – 7PM
LIMITED TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE!
ADV $20 – DOOR $25 – VIP $45
***TICKETS –> “Find Tickets“
We’ll have LIVE MUSIC, FOOD & NEW BEERS!
MUSICAL GUESTS:
– This Disaster (Ottawa Rock/Alternative)
– Amanda Keeley (Brockville Indie/Folk)
– Nate & Thomas (Brockville Pop/Indie)
**VIP TICKETS INCLUDE**
– 1 x Pint Ticket
– 1 x ArBru Oktoberfest T-Shirt
– VIP Area Access
– & More

71 Quabbin Road, Mallorytown ON
More info: https://fb.me/e/3yd6utjr5

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Ghost Tour Presented by “The Butler Did It Players” TI Museum Clayton


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Walking Tour with multiple stops throughout the village.

$10.00 per person.

312 James Street, Clayton, NY, United States, New York

(315) 686-5794

[email protected]

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The Local Arts Fall Festival at Veterans Memorial Riverwalk, Watertown


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We are bringing the Black River Fall Festival back, renamed, reimagined, and reinvigorated. The Local
Arts Fall Festival, (the LAFF), is a celebration of local arts. The festival will represent all the arts. It
will feature some 70+ vendors, artists, food trucks, and local businesses. There are also over a dozen
musical acts performing on 2 stages, a stage for performing arts like dance, theater, and others.
There will be kids’ activities, games, and other fall festival events. Along with street performances and
live painting demonstrations, it will be a day to remember!

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Oktoberfest 2022 at the TI Winery


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Thousand Islands Winery® will hold its 18th annual Oktoberfest. Rain or shine, this festival always exceeds expectations. For the first time ever, Thousand Islands Winery® will feature live musical acts as part of this annual, regional favorite. While in the Military, Thousand Islands Winery® owner Steve Conaway spent five years stationed in Germany. Steve so enjoyed attending Oktoberfest while there, that once his Winery was opened to the public, he made Oktoberfest an annual on-site event. In keeping with the German tradition, the Thousand Islands Winery® Oktoberfest will offer authentic German cuisine and special Oktoberfest beer selections. Of course, there will also be plenty of wine and New York Wine Slushies®. Live music starts at 12:00 PM and other activities at Oktoberfest include a wine tastings and tours, a large craft and artisan market, hayrides, and everyone‘s favorite, the annual grape stompin’ competition. Food will be provided by 4 different food trucks. This annual Oktoberfest celebration is held rain or shine.

This is a ticketed event and we will add ticket links once they have been set.

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Mini Oktoberfest – Swan Bay Resort


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Dust off your dirndl & lederhosen because it’s time for beer, pretzels & so much more! Live music by Josh Breen from 2-6pm

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Fall Craft Fair Salmon Run Mall – Watertown


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Join Salmon Run Mall as we host the Fall Craft Fair over Columbus Day weekend. Over 30 local NNY crafters will be on site – each one unique – as we celebrate the long holiday weekend.
If you are a local crafter and would like to participate in this mall wide event, contact the Marketing Department in the Mall Office at 315-788-9210, ext. 205 for more information!

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Destiny Reader Psychic Fair – Edgewood Resort – Alexandria Bay


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Have a personal reading from some of the area’s most renowned Psychic’s, Palmist, Mediums, and Healers Shop in and Unique items from jewelry to Tarot Cards and everything in between. Get Reiki Healing – plus lots more.

Admission – $10.00 (cash at the door).

Children 12 and under Free. Parking is also Free.

Sat – Oct 8th – 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

Sun – Oct 9th – 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

22467 Edgewood Road, Alexandria Bay, NY 13607

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43rd Annual Autumn Festival – Minna Anthony Nature Center


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Food, Vendors, Music, Pumpkin Patch, Petting Zoo, Scarecrow building contest and much more.

Come and join in the fun. For more information call 3125-482-2479.

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Brighton Beat Jazz in the Classroom – Clayton Opera House


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Tickets are $15/$25 for adults (Side/Center & Premium), students are free (0-18 yrs).
The Brighton Beat’s influences range from Afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti, to modern cutting-edge NYC Jazz with a heavy helping of classic New Orleans brass band Funk. Performing up and down the East coast since 2010, the band has developed a style of performance that uniquely engages the audience and is fun for the whole family. Positive, uplifting, danceable music is a trademark of The Brighton Beat sound. Instrumental songs that feature room for the horn section to improvise anchor the band’s set, but the show often includes guest vocalists, audience participation, group sing-a-longs and even the occasional circus act.
Currently performing in support of their critically acclaimed live release; “Live At The Clayton Opera House” available worldwide, The Brighton Beat have had the honor to perform with many incredible artists such as Femi Kuti, Roy Hargrove, Mike Stern and The Soul Rebels just to name a few. Numerous live engagements have received great acclaim in their hometown of NYC at The Brooklyn Bowl, The Blue Note, Joe’s Pub, Rockwood Music Hall, Club Bona-Fide and many more. The band has been ecstatic to build a strong following and community up and down the East Coast. In addition to numerous high-profile festival performances, they have had the privilege to be a featured headliner at The Burlington Discover Jazz Fest, The Albany Jazz Fest and The Peekskill Jazz and Blues Fest. For 5 years running, The Brighton Beat has not only performed, but also helped to curate The Clayton Jazz Fest, where they have also created and developed their flagship education program; Jazz In The Classroom.
Faculty of Berklee, New England Conservatory, NYU, Broadway pit musicians, top call session players, and world touring musicians all call The Brighton Beat their own, their home and heart. The fruit of their lifelong passion for music, art, and entertainment is presented each night on stage for all to experience and be inspired by. This passion, honesty and positive music is deeply necessary in our current cultural climate. This family truly believes in the power of music, and all it can bring

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Hocus Pocus Movie – Clayton Municipal Building


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Join the Clayton Lions Club for a viewing of Disney Hocus Pocus. Event at Clayton Municipal Building.

Cost is a donation of perishable item. Movie at dusk, Pre movie activities start at 6:00 pm.

Popcorn, Candy and Drinks.

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Art in the Yard – Pop up Show Brockville


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Join 14 local artists/artisans at various Brockville locations for an outdoor show and sale
It gives us great pleasure to provide a safe environment to spend the day and celebrate the arts. Some venues will host a number of artists, all located within a short distance of each other. This outdoor show and sale will allow you to safely navigate each artists works and enable you to interact with the artist. For everyone’s safety and protection, we ask that you adhere to Covid-19 protocol at all locations. Hand sanitizer and masks will be provided if needed. Drop by, say hi, make new friends and view some art all in a safe environment. We look forward to seeing you!

Rain date October 16th.

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Fairy Book and Walk at Redwood Hill Preserve – Indian River Conservancy


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The self-guided fairy trail walk will begin on October 10th. A formal book reading by Judy Keeler about forest fairies will take place on the 22nd. We also invite you to create your own fairy house door and add it to the Redwood Hill forest.

Sign up on the provided link:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd78GblbHdDuZyVQIIKSjiQ1Dj8mG91YQqOJ8Gi_YEkT5EttQ/viewform

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Clayton Community Band Concert – Clayton Opera House


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Our band is made up of members that come from all over the North Country. Although many live in Clayton, Watertown or surrounding communities in Jefferson County, some of our musicians travel from St. Lawrence and Lewis Counties. We have a few members from even farther away who spend summers in the Clayton area and we welcome them back to play with us each summer season. We also come from many different walks of life. Some of our performers are life-long musicians either as performers or educators in local schools, some are professionals in other areas, and some have retired from their careers and are just looking for a fun and relaxing way to get involved in the community. Despite our differences we all come together each week to rehearse the music that we love sharing with our dedicated audiences. All members are listed in the programs for each of our concerts.

The philosophy of the Clayton Community Band is to afford any dedicated individual, who previously or currently plays a band instrument, an outlet to perform in rehearsal and public performance.

Preparation and presentation of concert band music is geared toward continuous education and enjoyment by the performers, while entertaining and educating the residents and guests of Clayton and surrounding communities through diversified programs of band literature. Working as a team to interpret and convey to an audience any select or particular selection of band music develops a serene sense of camaraderie. Great friendships are born through music, whether by working together as a team or by enjoying a live performance of musicians of various ages with diversified backgrounds performing for the love of music.

For the performers and audience, we feel that music heals the heart and soothes the soul.

Tickets are $8 & $6 (Balcony Center & everywhere else)

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TILT Fall Foliage Hike on Sissy Danforth Trail – Clayton


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Experience the serenity of autumn in the Thousand Islands at the Fall Foliage Trek!

Embark on the perfect fall outing along the Sissy Danforth Rivergate Trail located on the S. Gerald Ingerson Preserve in Clayton. Families and trekkers of all ages will enjoy listening to birdsong while basking in the golden glow of the changing trees. Marvel at the unique views of McCarn Creek from the newly restored Trestle bridge and learn how to identify trees by their falling leaves.

End your hike with a cozy cup of spiced apple cider to warm the body and soul in the crisp autumn air.

We will meet at the Rivergate trailhead parking lot, located in Clayton:

East Line Road, Clayton, NY 13624

Space is limited, so please register in advance by emailing [email protected], by calling the TILT office at 315-686-5345

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Trail of Torment – Felts Mills


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Let the scaring begin… New season, new theme so come check it out. This walk through trail with group of 1 – 4 people with no guides this year. Parents & Children this will be at your own risk. No admission fee – donations are greatly appreciated to make next years event bigger and better! Please be advised strobe lights will be in use. We can’t wait to see you all so please spread the word for a fun and frightening night! The Mitchell’s – 24366 Main Street, Felts Mill NY.

Oct 14th – 15 – Oct 21st – 22nd – Oct 28th – 29th

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10th Annual Punkin Chunkin Festival, BBQ Contest & Feed – Clayton


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10AM-4PM (FRINK PARK & RIVERSIDE DRIVE, CLAYTON) – 315.686.3771
Pumpkin Chunkin Contest, Farmers’ Market, BBQ Contest and Feed!

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Boo at the Zoo at Zoo New York – Watertown


Come celebrate Halloween this year at our candy filled Zoo Boo! Including, Games, Prizes, Music, Activities and entertainment!

October 15th, 16th, 22nd, 23rd 2022

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Mac Johnson Fall Festival – Brockville, ON


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One of our most popular seasonal events is back, the Friends of Mac Johnson Wildlife Area Annual Fall Festival at the Mac Johnson Wildlife Area in Brockville.
The outdoor party takes place on Saturday, Oct. 15, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and features several fun activities for every member of the family.
Pumpkin Carving & Kids Crafts
Scavenger hunt & Games for all ages
Hikes for fall colours
Hot dog BBQ, Marshmallow roasting
This year, the Mush Larose dogsledders are back with their dog carts, with races beginning at 11 a.m.
Admission is $10 per vehicle.
To get to the Mac Johnson Wildlife Area, take Highway 29 north from Brockville to Tincap,
turn east on Debruge Road and drive for two kilometers to the main entrance.

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Tunnel of Terror – Brockville, ON


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The Tunnel of Terror is back!
Canada’s First Railway Tunnel is transformed into a half-kilometer Haunted walk!
Thursday October 20th-Sunday October 23, 2022 6-10pm
Thursday October 27th-Sunday October 30th, 2022 6-10pm
$10 Admission

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6th Annual Trunk or Treat – Swan Bay Resort


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Trick-Or-Treat through the Park! Haunted Hayrides, Mulled Wine at the Tiki Bar Apple Cider & Donuts provided by Price Chopper Nav’s Popcorn Bar & Johnny D’s Food Truck!
Guests of the Park trick-or-treating: 4-5pm, trick-or-treating open to the Community: 5-9pm.
$5 parking

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TILT Fall Yoga at Otter Creek Preserve – Alexandria Bay


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Fall into fall with an energizing yoga session outdoors!

Enjoy the scenic vistas of our Otter Creek Preserve with TILT and River Yoga instructor, Lori Arnot, during a fun and challenging yoga class surrounded by the beauty of nature.

Thank you for your interest in our Fall Yoga Trek with River Yoga! Online registration has been closed but you can email [email protected], call the TILT office at 315-686-5345, or just show up on Saturday if you’d like to join us!

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Haunted Leray Mansion – Fort Drum


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This event is great for all ages. It is only as scary as your imagination. The self-guided tour is great for small children to participate with their families. New this year we are trying guided ghost tours as staffing allows.
Try your hand at being a ghost hunter with our real electromagnetic field detectors or your own ghost hunting app.
Let your skeleton get groovy with tunes provided by the 10th Mountain Division band.

All are welcome but visitors from outside Fort Drum will need to get a visitor pass at the Route 11/781 Cerjan Gate Visitor Center in order to come on post.

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Rocky Horror Picture Show – Clayton Opera House


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Tickets are $10 and are available online, by calling the box office, or by walk-up during box office hours. 315-686-2200
*Doors open at 7pm
Remember your first time? It began as a little-known experimental London stage production, bombed in movie theaters when initially released in 1975 and went on to become a massive underground hit and international pop culture phenomenon.
Now the longest running film in history, this rock and roll classic comes to the Clayton Opera House! Dressing up is encouraged. Come do the Time Warp with us!
APPROVED PROPS:
Paper confetti only, playing cards, newspapers, toilet paper, water pistols, rubber gloves, flashlight, party hats, noisemakers, bell, toast*, rice*
*toast and rice are acceptable in limited quantities. No throwing objects of any kind at the screen.
NOT APPROVED:
Candles, lighters, silly string, glitter, open flames of any kind.

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27th Annual Weaving History Conference – TIAC Clayton


Monday, October 25
8:30am

Opening Remarks
8:45-9:30am

Why Do Humans Collect Textiles? — John Vollmer
9:30-10:30am

Christian King and His Brothers: Weavers in Southern Pennsylvania Coverlet Tradition — Patricia Hilts
10:30-11:30am

The Abbot Worsted Company — Penny Lacroix
11:30-12:15pm

LUNCH
12:15-1:15pm

Reed-Making Stories from the Early 19th Century in the Northeastern United States — Sandra Rux
1:15-2:15pm

Southern Counterpanes: Dimity, Honeycomb, Huck — Pat Donald
Tuesday, October 26
9:00-9:30am

Deciphering the Textile Layer of Historic Paintings — Helena Loermans
9:30-10:30am

Exploration of the Relationship of the Christian King’s Float Work Pattern Drafts with Other Manuscripts –Gay McGeary
10:30-11:30am

The Fascinating Life of Mary Meigs Atwater — Karen Donde
11:30-12:15pm

LUNCH
12:15-1:15pm

Getting to Know Mary Meigs Atwater through the Shuttle-Craft Bulletins — Renee Page, Sonya Compana and Maureen Wilson
1:15-2:15pm

5pm

Doctoral Dissertation Research: Enthography of Contemporary Weaving Practices in the United States: An Exploration of Social Aspects of Creativity, Women’s Activities, and Aging — Kaori Otera Chen
MEET, GREET, & EAT
Wednesday, October 27
9:00-10:00am

From Seed to Vat: Adventures in Locally Sourced Colours (Markham, Ontario, Canada) — Jack Paltanen
10:00-11:00am

Lou Tate and the Little Loomhouse — Philis Alvic
11:00-11:30am

Swedish Textile Tour — Sally Orgren
11:30-12:15pm

LUNCH
12:15-1:00pm

Swedish Textile Tour — Sally Orgren (Continued)
1:00-2:00pm

An Ode to the Hoarders, er Collectors — Marjie Thompson
2:00-3:00pm

Rag Rug Weaving, Family Heritage of 100 Years — Lou Ann Morgan
A word about the Weaving History Conference…
Under normal circumstances, the conference is held at the 1000 Islands Harbor Hotel overlooking the beautiful St. Lawrence River in the historic village of Clayton, NY- just blocks from the Thousand Islands Arts Center’s Handweaving Museum. The conference will be held virtually in 2021.

In order to celebrate, promote and share academic work on the subject of handweaving, the Historic Manuscripts Conference was founded in 1994. The name was changed to the Weaving History Conference (WHC) later to reflect the expansion of the subject of the conference to contain not just academic weaving presentations, but information on all fiber arts. Today the WHC is entering its impressive 26th consecutive year!

QUESTIONS?
email: [email protected]

phone: (315) 686-4123

mail: TIAC Attn: WHC – 314 John Street – Clayton, NY 13624

 

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1000 Islands Halloween Festival – Alexandria Bay


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Downtown Alexandria Bay
Join us for crafts, trick or treating with the local businesses and ghost tours!
Don’t miss the children’s costume contest at the Scenic View Park Pavilion.
It is a FREE spooktacular time for all ages!
The main event is hosted at the Scenic View Park Pavilion.

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Annual Trek & Treat – Cape Vincent


Scarecrow Scuttle 5K and Family Fun Run – Old McDonald’s Farm – Sackets Harbor


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Scarecrow Scuttle 5k

October 29,2022 10am Start

Packet Pickup/Race Day Registration: 8:45am

Old McDonalds Farm – 14369 County Rd 145, Sackets Harbor N.Y. 13685

Pre-Registration $25.00 Race Day Registration: $30.00, Family Fun Run – 10.00 per adult.

Race Director: Sabrina Starr [email protected]

Additional shirts available for $10.00 each

All children registerd will receive a free smae day pass to Old McDonald’s Farm.

 

 

 

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Fall Craft Show At JCC Watertown


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𝙁𝙖𝙡𝙡 𝘾𝙧𝙖𝙛𝙩 𝙎𝙝𝙤𝙬 𝙖𝙩 𝙅𝙚𝙛𝙛𝙚𝙧𝙨𝙤𝙣 𝘾𝙤𝙢𝙢𝙪𝙣𝙞𝙩𝙮 𝘾𝙤𝙡𝙡𝙚𝙜𝙚.
𝗢𝗡𝗘 𝗗𝗔𝗬 𝗢𝗡𝗟𝗬!
Saturday, October 29th, 10am-4pm
1220 Coffeen Street, Watertown, New York 13601
Shop from a selection of home accessories, artisan jewelry, gourmet specialty foods & one-of-a-kind handcrafted fall & holiday décor, including glass, wood, ceramics, candles, soaps & much more!
𝗔𝗱𝗺𝗶𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻:
▫ $4 Adults
▫ $3 Seniors, Military & First Responders
▫ $2 Kids, 6-12
▫ Free for 5 and under
▫ $1 for Students

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TILT Veterans Day Hike on Ingerson Preserve – Clayton


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Spend an afternoon out on the land surrounded by community and embracing the serenity of autumn in the Thousand Islands.

Join TILT on the Sissy Danforth Rivergate Trail located on the S. Gerald Ingerson Preserve and walk with community members and fellow veterans as we enjoy the healing power of nature. Families and trekkers of all ages will enjoy listening to birdsong while basking in the golden glow of the changing trees. This trail is stroller-friendly and visits the newly restored McCarn Creek Trestle Bridge, a must-see remnant of local River history.

End your hike with a cozy cup of spiced apple cider to warm the body and soul in the crisp autumn air.

We will meet at the Rivergate trailhead parking lot, located in Clayton:

East Line Road, Clayton, NY 13624

Please register in advance by emailing [email protected], by calling the TILT office at 315-686-5345.

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4th Annual Christmas Market – Sackets Harbor


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We are bringing back our popular Christmas Market for the 4th year with plans to make it even better than ever!
This will be a ticketed event so stay tuned for details on when those will be available for purchase. All ticket proceeds will be given to two local organizations TBD Looking for a Santa, solo or small group musicians and decor vendors.
Shopping Vendor list coming soon! Not currently taking applications for vendors at this time
More details will be posted here as we get them.
Thank you and we hope to see you there!

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Winter Wonder Lights at Zoo New York – Watertown


Enjoy exploring the Zoo while it is lit up and decorated with holiday lights! Various winter activities and special guests will be hosted throughout the event.

Weekend starting November 25th, 2022, until January 8th, 2023

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River of Lights Brockville


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The River of Lights is a free holiday light display on Blockhouse Island which includes thousands of twinkle lights, flood lights, and other lighting effects set to music. Tune in your car radio and enjoy the show from the comfort of your vehicle. The light and music show runs nightly from November 26-January 1 from 6-10pm making the trees dance with lights as a mix of contemporary music and classic holiday tunes entertain you. The hour before and after the full show is a static light show (no music) that features softly lit trees that slowly change from one colour to another.

Address: 30 Blockhouse Island Parkway, Brockville, ON

Contact number:  613-342-8772

 

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Clayton Community Band Concert – Clayton Opera House


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Our band is made up of members that come from all over the North Country. Although many live in Clayton, Watertown or surrounding communities in Jefferson County, some of our musicians travel from St. Lawrence and Lewis Counties. We have a few members from even farther away who spend summers in the Clayton area, and we welcome them back to play with us each summer season. We also come from many different walks of life. Some of our performers are life-long musicians either as performers or educators in local schools, some are professionals in other areas, and some have retired from their careers and are just looking for a fun and relaxing way to get involved in the community. Despite our differences we all come together each week to rehearse the music that we love sharing with our dedicated audiences. All members are listed in the programs for each of our concerts.

The philosophy of the Clayton Community Band is to afford any dedicated individual, who previously or currently plays a band instrument, an outlet to perform in rehearsal and public performance.

Preparation and presentation of concert band music is geared toward continuous education and enjoyment by the performers, while entertaining and educating the residents and guests of Clayton and surrounding communities through diversified programs of band literature. Working as a team to interpret and convey to an audience any select or particular selection of band music develops a serene sense of camaraderie. Great friendships are born through music, whether by working together as a team or by enjoying a live performance of musicians of various ages with diversified backgrounds performing for the love of music.

For the performers and audience, we feel that music heals the heart and soothes the soul.

Tickets are $8 & $6 (Balcony Center & everywhere else)

 

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60th Annual Christmas Parade, Activities & Fireworks – Clayton


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PARADE 6PM (DOWNTOWN CLAYTON) – 315.686.3771 Shop, dine & enjoy family activities 10am-6pm. Parade begins at 6pm with fireworks following.

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Kris Kringle Market


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Who doesn’t love an old-fashioned, magical Christmas?! Snow falling, chestnuts roasting, snuggling by a cozy fire, the aroma of warm spiced wine in the air, and a visit from Santa. Well, step back in time and into the spirit of the holiday season at the 18th Annual Kris Kringle Market at Thousand Islands Winery®. Centrally located between Alexandria Bay and Clayton, the Kris Kringle Market is part of the weekend-long holiday extravaganza in the Thousand Islands region which includes a holiday arts & crafts show, breakfast with Santa, Clayton’s annual Christmas parade, the Festival of Trees and much more. This year’s market will be a one-day event on Saturday, December 3rd, from 11 AM – 4 PM held in the historic Thousand Islands Winery® Barn Loft. The emphasis of Thousand Islands Winery® is to promote craft and artisan vendors with locally made products. This provides our guests a chance to experience amazing products made right here in the north country.

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The Elve’s Fair at TI Art Center


Mark your calendars! This year TIAC will be brimming with extra holiday cheer. On December 3 we are opening our doors and inviting the community to a day of shopping, free gift wrapping, activities, auctions, warm beverages, and more! We’re looking for vendors to fill our galleries, so take a look at our website for application information and guidelines.

The Thousand Islands Arts Center is excited to introduce a new holiday shopping event and we invite you to participate! Our galleries and classrooms will be transformed into a festive family-friendly experience full of vendors, crafts, gift-wrapping, hot cocoa, and more. Held on the same day as the popular Clayton Christmas Parade (when the town is filled with visitors!), The Elves’ Fair will be the place to go for holiday shopping and free gift wrapping.

Vendor spaces are limited and open to quality, hand-crafted items, fine arts, and unique gifts (commercially made items are not allowed). Suggested price range for goods is $25-$60. Stocking stuffers do especially well! Vendors keep 100% of proceeds from their sales.

 

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Alexandria Bay Christmas Tree Lighting


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The Alexandria Bay Chamber of Commerce will host its Eighth Annual
Christmas Tree Lighting on December 7, 2022, at 6 p.m. on Upper James Street in Alexandria Bay.

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TILT Ice Hike at Foster-Blake Preserve – Clayton


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Join TILT for our last Trek of the year and embrace the start of winter along the St. Lawrence River! Enjoy a wandering hike through the forest at Foster-Blake Woods Preserve and learn about the different forms of ice that form in and along the River.

See needle ice pushing up through the spoil, listen to the sounds of frazil ice and brash ice clunking together along the water’s edge, and swap stories of treacherous black ice.

Remember to BYOT (bring your own thermos) and wear warm clothing and boots suitable for winter walking; traction devices are recommended.

We will meet at the Trailhead parking area at 11:00 am.

Join us at our beautiful Foster-Blake Woods Preserve https://tilandtrust.org/explore/preserves-trails/foster-blake-woods-preserve located at

37373-37351 NY 12-E, Clayton NY 13624

Please register by emailing [email protected], by calling the TILT office at 315-686-5345

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Aaron Tippin Acoustic Trio – Clayton Opera


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Doors open at 7pm
Tickets $55/$50/$45 (Side/Center/Premium)

Tickets are on sale to Patrons only. Tickets will go on sale to the public on Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Aaron is a country music singer, songwriter and record producer who gained a recording contract with RCA Nashville in 1990. His debut single “You’ve Got to Stand for Something” is a popular anthem for American Soldiers and helped to establish Aaron as a performer with songs that catered to the American working class.

Aaron has released a total of nine studio albums and two compilations, with six gold certifications and one platinum certification. He has charted more than thirty singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts. “There Ain’t Nothin’ Wrong with the Radio,” “That’s as Close as I’ll Get to Loving You,” and “Kiss This” were all number one hits. He also has the top ten hits “You’ve Got to Stand for Something,” “I Wouldn’t Have It Any Other Way,” “My Blue Angel,” “Workin’ Man’s Ph.D.,” “For You I Will” and “Where the Stars and Stripes and the Eagle Fly.”

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It’s a Wonderful Life: Live from WVL Radio Theatre – Clayton Opera House


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It’s a Wonderful Life: Live from WVL Radio Theatre
Saturday, December 17, 7:30pm
Doors open at 7pm

Tickets $10/$15/$20 (Side/Center/Premium)

Purchase tickets here, call the box office (315-686-2200), or walk-up during box office hours (11am-5pm Tues-Fri)

The stage is set. It’s Christmas Eve in 1945, and only a handful of WVL Radio’s actors have braved the blizzard to perform that evening’s broadcast of It’s a Wonderful Life and keep the station afloat. This clever stage adaptation breathes new life into the poignant story of George Bailey and Bedford Falls. The story of George Bailey and Bedford Falls is juxtaposed against a time of failing banks, devastatingly high unemployment and a shortage of affordable housing. The circumstances are eerily familiar, and over 60 years later, this story remains as fresh and relevant as ever. Its message of hope and optimism is the perfect antidote to holiday cynicism.

This live theater production is complete with “On Air” signs, multi-tasking actors and plenty of sound effects. It is as if you are sitting in your living room listening to the radio broadcast the scenes in the movie. You will need to bring your imagination and come prepared to be transformed to the town of Bedford Falls in 1940.

 

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2023 Thousand Islands Charity Poker Run


Boating Poker Run in the beautiful 1000 Islands that raises money for Make-A-Wish Central NY & the River Community Wellness Program at River Hospital. Mark your calendars for this year’s event – July 14-16, 2022, in Clayton, NY!

The setting, boating, event, people and the cause will all be memorable on this charity run. Money raised will support Make-A-Wish of Central NY and the River Community Wellness Program at River Hospital.

https://www.facebook.com/1000islandscharitypokerun

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