Canal Splash 2015
During the month of August each year the communities along the New York State Canal system join in on a coordinated series of events that highlight the many unique features of the Canal system. From Bike tours along the Champlain Canal to the Pirate Parade in Palmyra, there are great events that celebrate this year’s centennial celebration of the current canal configuration.
Concert by the Canal & Sweets in Summer
Event Location: Canal Basin Medina
Event Date: Saturday August 8th 2015
Event Time: 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Event Cost: FREE
Event Description: Come enjoy a daylong family event featuring sweets on Main Street, a historical talk about Medina and the Canal and ending with a Concert by the Canal. On stage will be “The Blind Leading the Blind” and the “Mercury Blues Band” BBQ truck on site to provide a delicious meal or snack.
For More Information: Phone: (585) 798-2118 www.villagemedina.orgRead more: Canal Splash 2015
This article was just released by Boat US, Electrical Shock Drowing is probably not something any of us are thinking about as we swim on a
hot summer day
Over Fourth of July weekend last year, Alexa Anderson, 13, and her brother, Brayden Anderson, 8, were swimming near a private dock in the Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri when they started to scream. By the time the siblings were pulled from the lake, they were unresponsive.Read more: What You Need To Know About Electrical Shock Drowning (ESD)
City of Water Day
On July 18th 2015 celebrate a free day-long event featuring on-water activities, live music, children’s activities, boat tours, great food and more.
With two great venues, Governors Island in New York and Maxwell Place Park in Hoboken New Jersey join thousands of other waterfront enthusiasts in the region’s largest family focused festival that celebrates the world class potential of the New York and New Jersey Waterfront.
There are free boat tours, waterfront activities, food, music, and don’t miss the cardboard kayak race. For more information on the event and to learn more about the Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance visit their web site at www.cityofwaterday.org
Peppermint Days Festival Lyons NY
If you’re in Central New York this weekend, join us at the Peppermint Days Festival in Lyons NY. From Thursday evening July 16th right through Sunday July 19th 2015.
From kiddie parades to band concerts, vendors in the park and lots of food choices, a car show, parade and “Thunder over the Erie” reported to be one of the largest fireworks displays in upstate NY.
Located at mile 220 on the Canal you will want to spend some time in Lyon’s. In 2014 Lyon’s hosted boaters from 34 states, Canada and visitors from 4 countries outside of North America.
Lyons is the capital of Wayne County. It was once considered the Peppermint Oil capital of the world. The village is filled with historical buildings and architecture. Six properties within the village are listed on the NYS and National Register of Historic Places. It is also a “Main Street USA” designated village.
As is the case with many communities along the canal Lyons opens its doors to boaters. There are docking opportunities on both the North and South sides of the Canal with electric on both sides. Docking, electric, water, showers and Wi-Fi are all free. The bath rooms are located just up the stairs on the north wall at the firehouse.
With the fourth of July upon us there are lots of events centered on the waterfronts of New York State. A couple of our favorites at the Tall Ships at Greenport and the Steamboat rally in Waterford.
As part of the Tall Ships Challenge Atlantic Coast 2015 the ships will be in Greenport as part of a four day festival from July 4th- 7th. As always there are lots of activities to do in Greenport. On the waterfront Mitchell Park will be bustling with special events and activities to entertain visitors all weekend long. Restaurants and merchants will offer an assortment of great food and beverages. Live music will be playing on stages and street performers will be displaying their many talents throughout the village streets and harbor front. Take part in games at the nearby carnival, ride the antique carousel and enjoy the fireworksRead more: Events Around The Waterfront This July 4th Weekend