Seneca Falls: Van Cleef Lake Centennial schedule

The centennial celebration of Van Cleef Lake in Seneca Falls gets underway this weekend and runs through August 20th. The full schedule of events and activities is below…FULL SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:Friday, Aug. 7: 6:30 p.m. – Dinner at Gould Hotel with foods from 1915 hotel restaurant menu. Live auction. Premiere showing of Arnold Barben collection of photos of the Flats during razing and removal of buildings. Tickets $40 per person; festive and period dress encouraged. Artworks Gallery: Show of paintings, drawings depicting houses moved. Boat tours during the day.Saturday, Aug. 8: 2 p.m.- Street parade on East Bayard Street, Ovid Street Bridge, down lower Fall Street to lakeside, demonstration of Miss Daisy, 1881 Silsby pumper towed by team of horses; parade to feature antique Seneca Falls fire equipment handled by current firefighters; members of Van Cleef family; costumed suffragists; tribute to early Italian canal workers; others; Miss Daisy appearance underwritten by Waterloo Container Co.- Commercial boat tours 10 a.m, noon, 2 p.m, 4 p.m.- Trinity Church self-guided tours – Group of suffragists parading with sashes and signs in townSunday, Aug. 9:2 p.m. – Aquacade moving downstream from Water Falls Bridge into lake, circling lake and returning; featuring Seneca Falls PD boat, boat with Van Cleef family as grand marshal; antique and vintage boats, floats, decorated watercraft, novelties- Commercial boat tours- Trinity Church self-guided toursMonday, Aug. 10:7 p.m. – Symposium on canal and Flats and lake history moderated by Erie Canal Museum Curator Dan Ward and featuring talks by historians Walter Gable, Christopher Waters and Tanya Warren, Seneca Museum of Waterways and Industry. Admission free, donations acceptedWednesday, Aug. 12:9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Farmers Market, People’s Park7 p.m. Reception for owners of houses that were moved, Community CenterThursday, Aug. 13:- 4:30 – 7:30 p.m. – Pasta dinner at SMS Hall, 95 Ovid St.; SMS historical displayFriday, Aug. 14 :Boat tours 10 a.m., noon, 2 p.m., 4 p.m.7 p.m: “Clinton’s Follies” 1915-style vaudeville show, Mynderse Academy auditorium; admission $8 adults, $4 children, $20 family maximum; Seneca Community Players production underwritten in part by Bonafiglia family, arts sponsor for centennialSaturday, Aug. 15 :Boat tours 10 a.m., noon, 2 p.m., 4 p.m.7 p.m. “Clinton’s Follies”- Trinity toursSunday, Aug. 16:Boat tours 10 a.m., noon, 2 p.m., 4 p.m.11:15 a.m. History walk behind stores guided by Fran Caraccilo and Fred Capozzi,2 p.m. Concert by women’s barbershop choruses Harmony Falls, Trumansburg, and Seneca Soundwaves, Canandaigua, at lakeside gazebo; inside Trinity Church in case of rain; free- Trinity toursTuesday, Aug. 18:7 p.m: Premiere of new movie “Boom or Bust: America’s Journey on the Erie Canal,” Hotel Gould. Admission $10; benefit for Seneca Falls Historical Society and National Women’s Hall of FameWednesday, Aug. 19:9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Farmers Market, People’s ParkThursday, Aug. 20:Boat tours 7 p.m., 9 p.m.After 7 p.m.: Ceremonial arrival of VIPs locking through into lake for ceremony, coming ashore to gazebo for brief remarks, walking across bridge to Generations Bank for Taste & Tunes, fireworks at 9:30 p.m. sponsored by Generations Bank5-9 p.m.: Taste & Tunes, food and music in tent at Generations Bank, $20 per person9:30 p.m. Fireworks grand finaleEvery day:- Continuous video showing of Arnold Barben collection of photos of buildings being razed and/or moved from the Flats, Seneca Museum of Waterways and Industry- Scenic boat tours on request- Wandering barbershop quartets, groups of suffragists, at random- Show at Artworks Gallery of works depicting houses moved – Food available various locations around town- Displays in storefront windows showing businesses that occupied those properties in 1915; underwritten by Bonafiglia family

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