PLATTSBURGH — There’s a sense of time travel in today’s Battle of Plattsburgh Commemoration events.
This afternoon, two ceremonies take attendees back to the 1800s, honoring a Plattsburgh citizen and both British and American officers killed during the 1814 Battle of Plattsburgh.
Then, tonight it’s a trip back to a more recent British invasion, with a Beatles tribute band taking the stage in the Strand Theatre.
The Battle of Plattsburgh celebration continues through Sunday. Admission to concerts and other events comes with purchase of a $10 button for ages 18 and older; kids get in free. Buy buttons at sites around the area.
Here’s a look at highlights (all events are in Plattsburgh unless otherwise noted):
4:30 and 5 p.m.: Two ceremonies at Riverside Cemetery, Steltzer Road. First, the re-dedication of the newly restored Halsey gravesite, then the annual Riverside Cemetery memorial with wreaths honoring officers of both sides killed during the Battle of Plattsburgh.
7:30 to 9:30 p.m.: Hey Jude concert (Beatles tribute band), Strand Theatre.
10 to 3 p.m.: Alice T. Miner Collection, guided tours at 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m., Chazy.
11 a.m.: Crab Island Memorial, Crab Island, by American Legion Post 1619.
Noon to midnight: W2W ham radio on the air, Trinity Park.
1 to 5 p.m.: Macdonough Monument, self-guided tours, City Hall Place.
4 to 7 p.m.: Cannonball Run, preregistration, Trinity Park.
4 to 11 p.m.: Israel Green Tavern, vintage dining and entertainment, 18 Trinity Place.
4:30 to 6 p.m.: Roy Hurd concert, Israel Green Tavern, 18 Trinity Place.
5 to 6 p.m.: Eliza Mooers Historic District Walking Tour, Melissa Bistor-Cross, starts at Macdonough Monument.
6 to 8:30 p.m.: Charlie Stone and Split Rock concert, 18 Trinity Place.
7:30 to 9:30 p.m.: Spirit of Johnny Cash concert, City Hall steps.
9 to 11 p.m.: Alice Knight and Speedy Arnold concert, 18 Trinity Place.
9:30 to 10 p.m.: Rocket’s Red Glare fireworks display, behind Macdonough Monument.