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September 8, 2009

Battle of Plattsburgh weekend approaching

PLATTSBURGH — The 12th-annual Battle of Plattsburgh Commemoration is about to kick into high gear.

The heart of the event begins with concerts tonight and Thursday, continues with fireworks and other activities on Friday and is followed by a weekend packed with music, a parade, family activities, re-enactments, history lectures and more.

Here's a look at the schedule of events:


7 p.m.: The Bittersweets, in concert, Trinity Church.


Noon: Culver Hill Memorial on Route 22, 2 miles north of the intersection with Route 374. Immediately following: Halsey's Corners Memorial at the corner of Beekman Street and Boynton Avenue.

5 p.m.: Riverside Cemetery Memorial.

7 to 8 p.m.: Dr. Tim Abel, "History Beneath Our Feet: An Archaeological Record of the War of 1812 in Sackets Harbor, New York" lecture, War of 1812 Museum, 31 Washington Road, Old Base.

7:30 to 9:30 p.m.: U.S. Navy Northeast Ceremonial and Concert Band, with the Afterthoughts in concert, Stafford Middle School.


11 a.m.: Crab Island Memorial, Crab Island.

4 to 8 p.m.: Macdonough Monument open for self-guided tours.

4 p.m.: Cannonball Fun Run, preregistration, City Hall.

4 to 11 p.m.: Israel Green Tavern, vintage dining and entertainment, Trinity Church Undercroft.

4:30 to 6 p.m.: Roy Hurd, in concert, Israel Green Tavern.

5:30 p.m.: Stilt Walkers, Stephen & Schuyler Gratto, Trinity Park.

6 p.m.: Eliza Mooers Historic District Walking Tour, Melissa Bistor-Cross, Macdonough Monument.

7 p.m.: Artist John Purdy, "We Can't Hold The Ford" watercolor painting will be unveiled, depicting the British crossing the Saranac River at Pike's Cantonment on Sept. 11, 1814, lecture will follow, and prints are for sale, War of 1812 Museum, 31 Washington Road, Old Base.

7 p.m.: Jeffrey Foucault and Kris Delmhorst, outdoor concert, City Hall Steps. Intermission: The Afterthoughts.

7 to 10 p.m.: Dance Workshop 1: Napoleonic/First Empire Social Dance, with live music by the string trio Arcanson, French Quadrilles and intermediate-level English Country Dance taught by Arduina Alonzo & Michel Landry, coordinated by Hill and Hollow Music, Plattsburgh Elks Lodge Ballroom.

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