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Sat 24 Aug
9th Annual Silent Movie Under the Stars
Saturday, August 24, 2019 08:00 PM
Taughannock Falls State Park
(607) 387-6739

Wharton Studio Museum proudly presents its 9th annual Silent Movie Under the Stars at Taughannock Falls State Park in Trumansburg at sundown – around 8:10pm.

This year WSM brings The General, produced in 1926, and starring the inimitable Buster Keaton, to the big screen under the night sky at Taughannock. Co-directed by Keaton, The General is considered by many to be the greatest silent film of all time, and one of Keaton's favorites of all the films he starred in. It tells the story of railroad engineer Johnnie Gray (Keaton) who loves his train -- "The General" -- and his sweetheart Annabelle Lee. When the Civil War begins, Johnnie is turned down for service by the Confederate Army because he is valuable as an engineer, but Annabelle thinks it's because he's a coward. When the Union Army captures "The General" and heads north with Annabelle on the train, Johnnie has to rescue his train and his girl. The family-friendly screening event is accompanied by live, original music by Cloud Chamber Orchestra.

Bring a picnic, lawn chair, blanket and sweater and come early to enjoy lovely Taughannock Falls State Park. The screening is FREE. There is a $5 per car parking fee in the park which benefits Wharton Studio Museum.

Sat 07 Dec
First Saturday Hike: Black Diamond Trail
Saturday, December 7, 2019 09:30 AM - 12:30 AM
Taughannock Falls State Park
(607) 387-6739

Meet at the Jacksonville Rd parking lot. The hike will go out on the future Black Diamond Trail 2 1/2 miles and then we will turn around and return to the parking lot. Total hike mileage 5 miles. Hike length and exact route subject to change due to trail or weather conditions. Email josh.teeter@parks.ny.gov or call (607) 387-7041 ext. 131 with questions. Registration not necessary.