Celebrate the History of Cohoes by visiting the downtown that made that history come to life
   
   

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Welcome to Cohoes, “A Community That Cares” Our Heritage Days offer a wonderful opportunity to reflect on a proud past and very promising future. These are exciting times in Cohoes which become times to cherish when we come together in celebration and hope. So I invite you to take the time to enjoy our Heritage Days events along with the talents and treasures of our extraordinary home town; Cohoes, “A Community That Cares”.
                                                                          
                                                                                       Mayor George E. Primeau, Sr.
"I Love Cohoes"
by Ruth Elliot Vore
 


2016 EVENTS


Heritage Days


May 9 - May 15
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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 Century

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 television show.

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 info@spindlecity.net 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 your tour.

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.
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City of Cohoes
97 Mohawk Street
Cohoes, NY 12047
518.233.2117 (P) 518.233.2168 (F)
Email: info@cohoesheritagedays.org
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