COHOES HERITAGE DAYS 2016
The City of Cohoes will once again celebrate its history by
celebrating Heritage Days May 9 - May 15, 2016.
The celebration kicks off with Restaurant Week Monday, May 9
through Sunday, May 15 where many Cohoes restaurants will offer a three
course meal for $20.16.
SATURDAY, MAY 14, 2016
VAN SCHAICK MANSION
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. - Second Continental Artillery of New York with
re-enactments, musket firings, cannon firings
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. - Steven Khoury, Blacksmithing from the 18th
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. - Live demonstrations from Colonial Games
presented by Schuyler Society, Children of the American Revolution
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. - Tours of the Mansion
COHOES VISITOR CENTER
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. - Genealogical Workshop will be
presented by Dianne Fullam and Kristen Moore from the Daughters of the
American Revolution. The workshop will look at Ancestry.com, DNA
testing, DAR searches, and “Who Do You Think You Are?” from the PBS
1 p.m. to 3 p.m. - The Spindle City Historic Society will be collecting
photographs, information and artifacts related to Cohoes veterans of all
wars and their recollections of military service. Information is being
collected as part of the Cohoes Veterans Memorial Project. Photographs
and documents brought in can be copied on-site at the Visitor Center. If
you have materials or information you wish to share and cannot attend on
May 14, please contact Spindle City Historic Society at
email@example.com or 518-237-5618.
COHOES PUBLIC LIBRARY
9:00 am -2:00p.m. - The Friends of the Library annual Book,
Bake and Bloom Sale. Find some great deals on spring plants and potted
baskets. A wonderful selection of fresh baked goods will be available.
There will also be a large selection of used books for sale.
COHOES WALKING TOUR
11:00 a.m. - A guided walking tour along the Heritage Trail
will begin at the Clinton’s Ditch Interpretive area on North Mohawk
Street. The trail will encompass a tour of the original Clintons Ditch
Erie Canal, Locks 16, 15 and 14 of the Enlarged Erie Canal, and a visit
to the Troy Schenectady Railroad (currently the Mohawk Hudson Bike
Path). The trail goes on road to discover the story of the downtown
area. The tour continues over I-787 to visit historic Van Schaick
Island. The walk ends at the bike path at the Rensselaer & Saratoga
railroad. You can enjoy the activities at the Van Schaick Mansion to end
SHOP DOWNTOWN COHOES
While you are in downtown please stop in the many wonderful
shops downtown for Heritage Days specials. Visit the Widow shop Gallery
on Remsen and enjoy local art.