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Firework’s Displays in the County for the Holiday weekend and beyond!

Here is a line-up of Firework’s displays happening in the County over the Holiday Weekend and beyond.

For a full list of events happening in the county, please check our Event Calendar HERE.

 

Saturday, July 02, 2022

  • Amsterdam Mohawks Game, Shuttleworth Park, Crescent Ave, Amsterdam
    • After Game

 

Sunday, July 03, 2022

  • Amsterdam’s Independence Day Fest, Riverlink Park
    • 9:30 PM
  • 4th on the Weekend, Wiles Park, Fort Plain
    • Fireworks at dusk
  • Firecracker 50, Fonda Speedway, Fonda
    • After Race

 

Saturday, July 9, 2022

  • Wishfest, Riverlink Park, Amsterdam
    • At Dusk
  • After the 4th Celebration, Village of Fonda Recreation Park, Park St, Fonda
    • 9:00 PM

Market on the Mohawk

The City of Amsterdam and the Amsterdam Tourism, Marketing & Recreation Department is pleased to announce we will be adding another great event to our schedule for 2022.  Market on the Mohawk will be an open-air green market which will run Saturday mornings from 10am-2pm adjacent to Amsterdam’s Mohawk Valley Gateway Overlook.

Come visit as vendors, shoppers, family, and friends gather at the Mohawk Valley Gateway Overlook located in the heart of our city to enjoy Amsterdam’s Open-Air Market.  At the Market you will find locally sourced produce, live music, and vendors who produce everything they sell. All our vendors accept cash, and many also accept debit and credit cards. If you don’t have cash, you can purchase market tokens using credit, debit, or EBT/SNAP cards at our booth

 

For information on becoming a vendor please contact Rob Spagnola or Michele Pawlik in the City of Amsterdam Tourism, Marketing and Recreation Department at 518-841-4328 or 518-841-4307. All vendor spaces are free of charge. Space is limited.

For complete details please visit the City of Amsterdam Market on the Mohawk Facebook event page.

 

POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER–WILL BE RESCHEDULED AT A LATER DATE!! Amsterdam’s Independence Day Fest Sponsored by The Sentinel of Amsterdam

The City of Amsterdam and the Amsterdam Tourism, Marketing & Recreation Department presents Independence Day Fest Sponsored by The Sentinel of Amsterdam WILL RESCHEDULE due to inclement weather.  It is will bigger and better!

 

City of Amsterdam Sunset Festivals Kick off the Season on Saturday, June 19th!

The City of Amsterdam and the Amsterdam Tourism, Marketing & Recreation Department presents Sunset Festivals Sponsored by Lanzi Family Restaurants beginning on Saturday, June 19th with J. Marco Johnson performing at 6pm in Riverlink Park.

The evening will begin with Jen Marshall and Paul Cirillo finishing their 50 mile run from Mohawk, NY to Riverlink Park in Amsterdam, NY via the Erie Canal Bike Path. The duo is running to raise funds and awareness for child hunger in our community. The run is slated to finish at about 6pm in Riverlink Park. Funds raised from the run will benefit Weekend Backpack Program Fundraiser.

The City then welcomes back live music back to Riverlink Park with J. Marco Johnson performing. As always, enjoy great food and drink specials at Astoria Landing at Riverlink Park Marina. Support a great cause, enjoy great food all while listening to some great music on our beautiful waterfront.

Amsterdam’s 2nd Annual WingFest Re-Imagined!

The City of Amsterdam and the Amsterdam Tourism, Marketing & Recreation Department’s 2nd Annual WingFest Sponsored by Saratoga Associates will take place Monday, April 26th through Sunday, May 2nd. This year’s event will not be a traditional one day WingFest but will be ReImagined for 2021 with 17 local restaurants featuring an array of chicken wing themed specials throughout the week.

Please contact Michele Pawlik for more information at mpawlik@amsterdamny.gov.

Participating Locations:

DomAdi’s Deli

Evolve Eatery

5 Corners Deli

Herks Tavern

Shorty’s Southside

G’s Famous Cookies

Rockton House

Sharpshooters

Fresh Basil Pizza

Lorenzo’s Southside

Cuba Havana

Kennedy’s Fried Chicken

Mundos Cafe

GoodFellas-Pizzeria

Russo’s Bar & Grill

Europa Cafe

Miss Blue’s Pet Boutique

Amsterdam’s St. Paddy’s Day Pub Fest Re-Imagined

Amsterdam’s St. Paddy’s Day Pub Fest Re-Imagined
Sponsored by Jackson Hewitt Tax Service

The City of Amsterdam and the Amsterdam Tourism, Marketing & Recreation Department will present the 4th Annual St. Paddy’s Day Pub Fest Re-Imagined Sponsored by Jackson Hewitt on Thursday, March 11th – Wednesday March 17th.

In a typical year Amsterdam’s St. Paddy’s Day Pub Fest is one of our most popular and highly anticipated events. However, to ensure the safety of everyone, the event has been reimagined for 2021. This year’s event will take place over seven days and will showcase local restaurants and bars and their St. Paddy’s Day food and drink specials and giveaways. Dine in or take out and support our local businesses throughout the city.

There will be no shuttle service this year but there will still be plenty of great food, drinks and fun!!

Participating Locations:
Lorenzo’s Southside, (518) 212-2256
DomAdi’s Deli, (518) 212-6444
Evolve Eatery, (518) 212-5674
Herks Tavern, (518) 842-9881
Shorty’s Southside Tavern, (518) 842-7800
Creek Stone, (518) 684-6272
G’s Famous Lemon Cookies, (518) 212-5177
Fresh Basil Pizza, (518) 212-2700:
Russo’s Bar & Grill, (518) 842-2630:
Polish American Veterans, (518) 842-3909
Mundos Café, (518) 212-2989:
Rosito’s Bakery, (518) 842-2616
Europa Café, (518) 843-6036
Cuba Havana, (518) 212-2679
Sharp Shooters Billiards Pub, (518) 627-4634
5 Corners Deli, (518) 843-9271
Miss Blues Pet Boutique, (518) 627-9668

Fall Foliage Report: October 16-22

I LOVE NY started the “New York Fall Foliage Report” on September 11 and will continue until the end of the foliage season, around the first or second week in November.  Montgomery County has started its own annual report this year as well.

Amsterdam

Reporting station:  Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site, Fort Hunter

Percent of trees predicted to have changed by the coming weekend:  75%

Brilliance: Average to bright

Predominating colors: Oranges and yellows are really showing off

Rating: Near peak to peak

As temperatures drop, more bright colors are emerging.  The upper edges of the Mohawk Valley are nearer peak so a drive along the Mohawk River provides an explosion of fine fall foliage.  Fingers crossed the rain doesn’t put a damper on the leaf peeping.  Leaves that changed earlier in the season have already fallen with the help of wind and rain.

The Noses as seen traveling east on Route 5

This weekend is full with a variety of events including the annual Halloween Parade in Amsterdam, a Taste of Chocolate & Basket Fundraiser for the Frothingham Free Library, an Evening at Nellis Tavern, Old Fort Johnson’s Harvest Festival, a concert from the Mohawk Valley Chamber Ensemble, and an Open House at an alpaca farm.

This Friday and Saturday the Historic League of Amsterdam presents Ghosts of the Past: A Haunted History Tour of Green Hill Cemetery.  Meet past notable Amsterdam residents and learn their stories while experiencing beautiful and historic Green Hill Cemetery.  All tours begin and end at Amsterdam City Hall.  Free refreshments provided.  Tour times for both Friday and Saturday nights are 6:00, 6:30, 7:00, 7:30, 8:00 and 8:30pm.  Tickets are available at the Book Hound and Damiano’s Flowers.

Saturday the VanAlstyne Homestead & Museum is holding the 8th Annual Soup Tasting & Craft Fair.  There will be delicious soups donated by local chefs, and eateries, fall seasoned crafts available by vendors from far and wide, and delicious harvest specialties grown by local producers.  There will also be local and international artists on hand with their beautiful works on display.  Live music will be performed in the century old ballroom, museum tours will be available, as well as a 50/50 raffle.

The Arkell Museum presents Adirondack Lumber Camp Songs on Sunday afternoon.  Join in for an afternoon of rousing lumberjack songs.  Enjoy the music and learn about this tough, rough, and crucial work. This program also includes informative narratives about Adirondack Mountain logging camps in the 1800s.  This program runs about an hour and is most enjoyable for older children and adults.  Admission is free.  Donations are always welcome and help support future programs.

Explore our countryside, enjoy our events, and take in the autumn season!

Call for Travel Guides and Specialty Maps!

1.800.743.7337

Fall Foliage Report: October 2 – 8

I LOVE NY started the “New York Fall Foliage Report” on September 11 and will continue until the end of the foliage season, around the first or second week in November. Montgomery County has started its own annual report this year as well.

Putman Canal Store

Reporting station: Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site, Fort Hunter

Percent of trees predicted to have changed by the coming weekend: 40%

Brilliance: Average

Predominating colors: Oranges and yellows emerge with some reds still holding strong

Rating: Nearing midpoint – with the cold of October coming in, expect peak to move in quickly

More color is emerging and the midpoint of the season is approaching. As the weather becomes more fall-like peak season will be here soon.

The weekend is full of activities across the county. The Ames Museum will be open on Saturday. On the National Registry of Historic Places, the museum collection encompasses life in the smallest incorporated village of New York State along with the surrounding areas and local businesses.

The 28th Hagaman Art Show will be held on Saturday and Sunday from 12-4pm at Pawling Hall, 86 Pawling Street. Many area artists will be displaying their works. There is no admission charge.

On Saturday, the City of Amsterdam will host the annual Oktoberfest. The German themed block party on the Bridge Street will feature games, contests, German food, entertainment, vendors, live music, and Biergarten beer specials.

Explore our countryside, enjoy our events, and take in the autumn season!

Call for Travel Guides and Specialty Maps!

1.800.743.7337

Fall Foliage Report: October 17-23

I LOVE NY started the “New York Fall Foliage Report” on September 12 and will continue until the end of the foliage season, around the first or second week in November.  Montgomery County has started its own annual report this year as well.

Mohawk Valley Welcome Center at Lock E-13
Mohawk Valley Welcome Center at Lock E-13

Reporting station:  Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site, Fort Hunter

Percent of trees predicted to have changed by the coming weekend:  40%

Brilliance:  Average

Predominating colors: Still green with mostly yellow with hints of orange and red

Rating: Nearing Peak

While there is still green in many places, the leaves are changing fast and the wind has blown several off the trees.  This weekend and over the next would be ideal to still see some color.

This weekend is packed with more events!

Lock 13 10_17_18
Mohawk Valley Welcome Center at Lock E-13

The Historic Amsterdam League host the annual “Ghosts of the Past Tour”.  Do you have the courage to walk the historic Green Hill Cemetery in the dark?  There is only one way to find out!

The 1st Annual Palatine Bridge 19th C. Themed Old- Fashioned County Fair is this weekend.  The event boasts craft and food vendors, children’s activities including pony rides, music and more!

George Steele will be on hand at Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site and Landis Arboretum for an “Owl Prowl” this weekend. During this hootin’ good family program listen for, look for, and should you be so lucky, see owls. Learn about the owls of the region and explore these nocturnal birds of prey.

The circa 1729 Van Alstyne Homestead & Museum hosts their 7th Annual Soup Tasting, Craft Fair, and Fall Harvest Festival on Saturday.  There will be delicious soups donated by local chefs, and eateries, fall seasoned crafts available by vendors from far and wide, and delicious harvest specialties grown by local producers. As well as local and international artists on hand with their beautiful works on display and live music performed.

Explore our countryside, enjoy our events, and take in the autumn season!

 Call for Travel Guides and Specialty Maps!

1.800.743.7337

Fall Foliage Report: October 3-9

I LOVE NY started the “New York Fall Foliage Report” on September 12 and will continue until the end of the foliage season, around the first or second week in November.  Montgomery County has started its own annual report this year as well.

fall foliage 10_3_18Reporting station:  Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site, Fort Hunter

Percent of trees predicted to have changed by the coming weekend:  15%

Brilliance: Still dull in some of the areas of the site, but average at Yankee Hill

Predominating colors: Some areas are green with warm colors or red and yellow and some orange

Rating: Beginning

The leaves are slowly changing in Montgomery County this season.  Green is still predominant with warm tones of red, yellow, and orange.

This weekend has some great fall events!

The City of Amsterdam hosts the 2nd Annual OktoberFest Block Party on Bridge Street in Amsterdam.  Visit the Southside for fall treats, German music, games, craft vendors, and of course beer!  OktoberFest fun starts ate 2pm with live entertainment:Mont Co trees 2 10_3_18

BIERGARTEN

2-5PM Signature Brass

MAIN STAGE

2-5PM Nuthin Fancy

5-8PM Lights Out

Don’t miss the contests with prizes for:

Best OktoberFest Costume

Stein Hoisting

The 27th Hagaman Art Show is October 6 and 7 from 12–4pm at Pawling Hall, 86 Pawling Street, Hagaman.  This annual show features 60 regional artists displaying their works.  There is no admission charge.

Explore our countryside, enjoy our events, and take in the autumn season!

Call for Travel Guides and Specialty Maps!

1.800.743.7337