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August 2019

New York’s Queen City: A History of Buffalo

August 1 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Erie Canal Museum, 318 Erie Boulevard East
Syracuse, NY 13202 United States
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New York's Queen City: A history of Buffalo

The history of Buffalo, New York's second-largest city, is the topic of a free curator talk taking place at the Erie Canal Museum on Thursday, August 1 at 12 p.m. Museum Curator Ashley Maready will unpack the history of Buffalo, discussing how and why it became the western terminus of the Erie Canal, how it grew into the state's second-largest city, and related topics. During her talk, Maready will share research findings as well as images and archival documents from the Museum's…

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Haudenosaunee Craft, Music & Dance

August 3 @ 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Erie Canal Museum, 318 Erie Boulevard East
Syracuse, NY 13202 United States
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The Water Drum: Haudenosaunee Craft, Music, and Dance

During two special Water/Ways programs presented by members of Haudenosaunee tribes and coordinated by New York Folklore, artists show how to make traditional Native American water drums and perform Haudenosaunee songs and social dances. Both programs are free and open to the public. They will take place in the second-floor Weighlock Gallery of the Erie Canal Museum, 318 Erie Boulevard East, downtown Syracuse. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Adrian John of the Seneca Nation Hawk Clan will demonstrate making a traditional…

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Middle Eastern Waters, a Water/Ways Program

August 5 @ 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Erie Canal Museum, 318 Erie Boulevard East
Syracuse, NY 13202 United States
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Middle Eastern Waters, a Water/Ways Program

Join us at the Erie Canal Museum on Monday, August 5 for a special Water/Ways program presented by folklorist Nada Odeh in cooperation with our friends at New York Folklore. It is free and open to the public. Odeh, a native of Syria, will give a presentation about the importance of water in Middle Eastern culture, and the way it affects how art, poetry, and music are created. Her talk will be followed by a musical performance on the Oud…

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Water/Ways Wednesday at the Weighlock with Don Meixner

August 7 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Erie Canal Museum, 318 Erie Boulevard East
Syracuse, NY 13202 United States
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Water/Ways Wednesday at the Weighlock with Don Meixner

During this free program in the Weighlock Gallery of the Erie Canal Museum, musician and Erie Canal expert Don Meixner will perform songs that traveled the Erie Canal and points west with the diggers and other workers who immigrated from many different countries. He will talk about the origins of some of these songs, and discuss how they were transformed through time. Meixner is well-known throughout Central New York as the guitarist and five-string banjo player for The Flyin’ Column. For more than…

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History Happy Hour with Steve Scuteri

August 14 @ 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Erie Canal Museum, 318 Erie Boulevard East
Syracuse, NY 13202 United States
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Steve Scuteri

Swing by the Erie Canal Museum in downtown Syracuse and enjoy live music by Steve Scuteri during Week 6 of our 2019 HISTORY HAPPY HOUR series! All events happen rain or shine on select Wednesdays from 4:30 p.m.- 7:00 p.m. in either the outdoor Locktender’s Garden or the Museum’s second floor stage. The unique Weighlock Building, part of the Museum, is located at 318 Erie Boulevard East. The Chef4Rent food truck will be parked outside with a variety of dinner fare, so be sure to bring…

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Tuesdays on the Towpath Interpreted Bike Ride

August 20 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Erie Canal Museum, 318 Erie Boulevard East
Syracuse, NY 13202 United States
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Tuesdays on the Towpath Interpreted Bike Ride

Tuesdays on the Towpath, a free recreational bike ride organized by the Erie Canal Museum, has been rescheduled to Tuesday, August 20 due to rainy weather on July 16! This ride takes participants along the route of the Erie Canal in Syracuse, New York. Riders will learn about the 19th century Canal in downtown Syracuse, and explore some of the city’s historic and contemporary Canal systems, including the Onondaga Creekwalk, the Inner Harbor, and Onondaga Lake. The family-friendly ride lasts approximately…

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