September 14, 2013

Big crowds expected for parade today


---- — PLATTSBURGH — The Battle of Plattsburgh Commemoration parade steps off today, along with bateau races, a battle re-enactment and much more.

Parade attendees are asked to use parking lots rather than park on side streets, especially Lorraine and Durand, as parade entries can have trouble negotiating the narrow space.

Admission to concerts and other Battle of Plattsburgh 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):


8:10 to 9 a.m.: Cannonball Run, registration then 9 p.m. start for  5K and 10K Fun Run, 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk. U.S. Oval.

9 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Farmer and Crafters Market, Durkee Street pavilion.

10 to 11 a.m.: 1814 Battle Re-enactment, behind Beekmantown Town Hall, Spellman Road, Beekmantown.

10 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Alice T. Miner Collection, guided tours at 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m., Chazy.

10 to 10:30 a.m.: Saratoga replica, demonstration, Champlain Monument, Cumberland Avenue.

10 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Boy Scout BOP Stamp Cancellation, Trinity Park.

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Boy Scout Booth Cachet, Trinity Park; Kent-Delord House Museum, 1814 Military Encampment on museum grounds (closed during parade); Battle of Plattsburgh Association, War of 1812 Museum, 31 Washington Road; Champlain Valley Transportation Museum, 12 Museum Way; Clinton County Historical Association Museum, 98 Ohio Ave.

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Boy Scout Historic Trail, starts at Trinity Park; Macdonough Monument, self-guided tours; Historic Trinity Episcopal Church, self-guided tours, 18 Trinity Place; Confiance anchor exhibit/talk with Bill Van Stockum, City HalI, second floor; and kids games in Trinity Park.

10 a.m. to noon: Kids Station, Transportation Museum, 12 Museum Way; and various fife-and-drum and pipe-and-drum units musical performances, Trinity Park and downtown area.

11 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Historic First Presbyterian Church, self-guided tours, 34 Brinkerhoff St.

11 a.m. to 11 p.m.: Israel Green Tavern, vintage dining and entertainment. (cIosed from 1:30 to 4 p.m.) 18 Trinity Place.

11 to 11:45 a.m.: The Connecticut Peddler (Stan Ransom) concert, Israel Green Tavern, 18 Trinity Place.

11 a.m. to  12:30 p.m.: Battle of Plattsburgh Challenge Cup, bateau race, Champlain Monument, Cumberland Avenue.

Noon to 8 p.m.: W2W ham radio on the air, Trinity Park.

Noon to 1:45 p.m.: Tom 24 (Tom Ventiquattro II) concert, Israel Green Tavern, 18 Trinity Place.

12:15 to 1 p.m.: Kids Muster, immediately followed by Kids Parade, Trinity Park.

1 to 4 p.m.: Parade starts at Elks Lodge on Cumberland Avenue. Immediately following: Beat Retreat by massed bands, City Hall, then Roducky Derby, Macdonough Monument and then the Rotary Bed Race, City Hall Place.

4 to 5 p.m.: Music by the Rogues, Israel Green Tavern, 18 Trinity Place.

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

5 to 7:30 p.m.: Green Beans concert, Israel Green Tavern, 18 Trinity Place.

7:30 to 9:30 p.m.: Her Majesty’s Royal Marine Band of Cobourg, Ont., concert, Strand Theater, 25 Brinkerhoff St.

8 to 11 p.m.: Too Tall String Band concert, Israel Green Tavern, 18 Trinity Place; and Macomb Ball, English country dancing Ied by dance masters Wendy Gilchrist and Bruce Kokernot, with live period music, Elks Lodge.


8 to 10 a.m.: 19th Century Anglican Church Services, Trinity Episcopal Church, 18 Trinity Place.

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Children’s Old-Time Village Fair, with storytelling, horseback rides, arts and crafts, dolls and teddy bears, old-time country store, Macdonough Monument grounds, City Hall Place.

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Pipe-and-drum units, musical performances, downtown.

10 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Boy Scout Booth Cachet, Trinity Park; Boy Scout Historic Trail, Trinity Park; and live Plucky Rooster display, Macdonough Monument.

11 to 11:30 a.m.: Live Plucky Rooster awards, Macdonough Monument; and Saratoga replica demonstration, Champlain Monument.

11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.: Soup Cookoff sponsored by National Alliance on Mental Illness: Champlain Valley, Trinity Park.

12:15 to 1 p.m.: Kids Muster, immediately followed by Kids Parade, Trinity Park.

1 to 2 p.m.: 1814 Battle Re-enactment, behind Champlain Monument.

1 to 3 p.m.: Macdonough Monument self-guided tours.