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Sat 30 Jul
Ride From the Southside
Saturday, July 30, 2022 05:00 PM
Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site
Join Katy and take a Ride from the Southside! Go on an evening bike ride from the Mohawk Gateway Overlook Bridge to Schoharie Crossing along the Empire State Trail/Erie Canalway Trail and back to enjoy the free Saturday Night Concert at Riverlink Park (featuring Georgie Wonders). It is an approximate 10-mile round trip. A great way to add miles to your Canalway Challenge! Bring your bike along for this free group ride. Helmets are required.
Sun 31 Jul
Not Just for Kids Storytelling
Sunday, July 31, 2022 06:00 PM
Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site
The 30th annual Not Just for Kids Storytelling series will feature wonderful tales shared by amazing performers on Sunday evenings in August. Come enjoy these stirring stories that illustrate how we are all connected as human beings. Eileen Egan Mack grew up in Ballston Lake, New York. She raised her family in the North Country and was an educator. Eileen had worked as a stringer for the local paper, was a TV weather reporter, and is voiceover talent for Mountain Lake PBS in Plattsburgh. She left her public school career to return to the Capital District to be close to her children and grandchildren. Whatever her role, as mother, teacher, grandmother, or writer, storytelling has been the cornerstone. Claire Nolan is an accomplished Storyteller who has performed throughout the Northeast. Through the Great Minds Series of the Schenectady Theater for Children, Claire also tells the stories of women whose lives have made an impact on the way we live today. She is a member of the Story Circle of the Capital District. This event is held rain or shine. Please bring a lawn chair or blanket (in case of rain, event moves inside with more limited seating)
Sun 07 Aug
Not Just for Kids Storytelling
Sunday, August 7, 2022 06:00 PM
Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site
The 30th annual Not Just for Kids Storytelling series will feature wonderful tales shared by amazing performers on Sunday evenings in August. Come enjoy these stirring stories that illustrate how we are all connected as human beings. Lâle Davidson teaches fiction writing at SUNY Adirondack where she was recently promoted to Distinguished Professor. Her stories have appeared in The North American Review, Eclectica, and Gone Lawn among others. She was a finalist for the Franz Kafka Award issued by Doctor T.J. Eckleburgh Review as well as the Black Lawrence Chapbook Contest of 2015 and The Talking Writing Award for humorous writing advice. Her story "The Opal Maker" was named top fifty of 2015 very short fiction publications by Wigleaf. Her magical realist novel, The Ciphery was a finalist for the Heekin Group Foundation James Fellowship. She is a lifestyle blogger for The Times Union. Her story, "The Intensest Rendezvous" goes live with Fickle Muse on Nov. 29. For links to her stories and essays, visit Laledavidson.com. This event is held rain or shine. Please bring a lawn chair or blanket (in case of rain, event moves inside with more limited seating)
Sun 14 Aug
Not Just for Kids Storytelling
Sunday, August 14, 2022 06:00 PM
Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site
The 30th annual Not Just for Kids Storytelling series will feature wonderful tales shared by amazing performers on Sunday evenings in August. Come enjoy these stirring stories that illustrate how we are all connected as human beings. Tim Van Egmond is a multi-talented storyteller, singer and musician. He transports audiences to the wellspring of wisdom, humor, and inspiration found in multicultural tales and folk music. His engaging warmth and dynamic performance will tickle your ribs. It will make your spine tingle. It will warm your heart in an uplifting experience of enjoyment and enchantment. This event is held rain or shine. Please bring a lawn chair or blanket (in case of rain, event moves inside with more limited seating)
Sun 21 Aug
Not Just for Kids Storytelling
Sunday, August 21, 2022 06:00 PM
Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site
The 30th annual Not Just for Kids Storytelling series will feature wonderful tales shared by amazing performers on Sunday evenings in August. Come enjoy these stirring stories that illustrate how we are all connected as human beings. Perry Ground is a Turtle Clan member of the Onondaga Nation and has been telling stories for more than 25 years as a way of educating people about the culture, beliefs and history of the Haudenosaunee (sometimes known as Iroquois) Confederacy. Perry shares his stories in a very energetic, fun, and engaging style and makes the audience part of the story experience. Also an accomplished Educator, Perry has worked with students from Pre-K through college. The classroom programs that Perry offers are taught in the same engaging style and enhance each student's study of Native Peoples. Perry is available to visit schools, museums, libraries, festivals, and more to share stories and programs that will educate and entertain audiences of all ages. This event is held rain or shine. Please bring a lawn chair or blanket (in case of rain, event moves inside with more limited seating).
Sun 28 Aug
Not Just for Kids Storytelling
Sunday, August 28, 2022 06:00 PM
Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site
The 30th annual Not Just for Kids Storytelling series will feature wonderful tales shared by amazing performers on Sunday evenings in August. Come enjoy these stirring stories that illustrate how we are all connected as human beings. Barry Marshall, and Jeri Burns, PhD have been working together as The Storycrafters since 1991. They are the 2018 recipients of the National Storytelling Network's "Circle of Excellence" Award. The Storycrafters have produced twelve award-winning CD recordings. Their 2018 book, "Storytwisting", published by Parkhurst Brothers Publishers, was the winner of the 2019 'Storytelling World' Award. They perform and teach their art form in schools, libraries, and other venues all over the US and internationally in the Caribbean and the British Isles. They have been featured performers at storytelling and folk festivals nationally and internationally. Jeri and Barry believe in the time-tested wisdom of traditional stories, and share that wisdom with today's audiences. They strive to honor world cultures by telling the old stories in respectful ways, often integrating the musical instruments, songs or dances indigenous to that region. Then of course, look out for their original modern renditions of the oldest stories ... some of their most requested material. This event is held rain or shine. Please bring a lawn chair or blanket (in case of rain, event moves inside with more limited seating).