Weekend of May 15-17 Armed Forces Day


By Craig Thornton

In Order to sort through the events and shows this weekend, I will do my best to use event headings.


In Watertown – the Armed Forces Day Parade starts at 10 am at Watertown High School and goes down Washington Street, loops around the Square and goes up Court Street.

There will be live music after the parade on the Square including the Original Yanks.


The USO Liberty Bells will be performing at the Dulles State Office Building in Watertown on Friday May 15th at 6pm and in the Armed Forces day Parade the next day, Saturday May 16th, coasting down the streets of Watertown.

The patriotic singing sensation is free to all military personnel with ID and only a $5 donation for everyone else.  All proceeds benefit local Fort Drum families.

The South Jefferson High School drama club
is performing the Shakespeare comedy, “Twelfth Night” this weekend at the high school.  Tickets are only $4.00. This is a family show that will have you rolling in the aisles.

The 2009 Media Shrine Circus comes to town.  Great for kids and the whole family! 


Show times:

Watertown – Fairgrounds Arena – Friday, May 15th 4:30pm and 7:30 pm

Saturday May 16th 11am, 3pm and 7:30pm

Sunday May 17th Massena – Massena Arena 1pm and 5pm

TICKETS ON SALE at Kinney’s Drugs

COMEDY – at the Lake Ontario Playhouse – Sackets Harbor

May 15th and May 16th – D.J.Hazard – is a Boston Comedy Icon and one of our All Time Favorites! He’s been featured on all sorts of national TV radio and headlines at comedy clubs and colleges all across the country.  Don’t miss his hilarious comedy and guitar act.

Also in the show, Derrick Tennant –

Call 315-646-2305 for tickets and information.


Wow- this just in - Up the Garden Path - the 17th Annual Artists' Studio and Garden Tour -

If you are in Canada this weekend this is a great event and it starts Saturday-

Drive through hamlets and towns along the St. Lawrence River and pop in on artists in their studios working and purchase art directly from the artist.  Paintings, ceramics, jewelry, Wood furniture and stone sculpture.  This is a great way to incorporate art and travel as you explore the lush countryside. 

May 16, 17, 18, 23 and 24 10am to 5pm

For more information check out Thousand Islands Arts website.

ONE LEAF FALLS a cultivation of the beginners Zen mind – an art exhibit opens May 16th – Saturday with a reception from

2 to 4pm at the St. Lawrence Arts Council in Potsdam.

This mixed media installation is by Becky Harblin –

Wow – these pieces of art are created from natural sources including wool from the sheep on Ms. Harblin’s West Potsdam farm.

A quote from the artist “I hope you will find harmony, order, and decorum, and of course, some humor, in this unusual Japanese garden.”


Art work on Public Square helps celebrate the rededication of Lady of the Lake, the landmark Watertown fountain.

Local artists will be creating art work live as the public gathers for the Armed Forces Day Parade and activities. This event will from about 10 am to 2pm.  For more information contact Kari Robertson 785-9238

The Rare World II Relief Quilts and Comforters used by children, Jewish fugitives, Nazi Resistance workers and Mennonite refugees fleeing the post-war Soviet Union can be seen Friday, Saturdays and Sundays in Sackets Harbor at the Seaway Trail Discovery from April 24 to June 28th. 

The Arts Association of Northern New York –

The Arts Association of Northern New York will hold their 9th Annual Summer Art Show, May 13th-May 24th, 2009.  At their Gallery, “The Sackets Harbor Art Center,” 119 W. Main Street, Sackets Harbor, NY.  Viewing is free to the public and hours will be Monday through Saturday 11am – 5pm and Sundays Noon to 3pm.

Museum Note:

Clayton, NY – Antique Boat Museum – Summer Hours Start

See beautiful vintage boats and related exhibits, row an elegant small craft, thunder down the river on an antique Raceboat, enroll in a class, browse the Museum Store. Museum Hours 9 am to 5 pm. Admission Rates: Adults: $12.00 Senior Citizens: $11.00 AAA Members: $11.00 Family Rate.  For details, please call Charlotte Brooks at 315-686-4104. 


The last concert of the great Black River Valley Concert Series in Lowville is this weekend, Saturday May 16th. 

Sue Foley and Peter Karp – will perform at the Lewis County Historical Society in downtown Lowville. 

This sounds like a great combination of talents between these two notable musicians.  Blues, country, folk and a lot of soul will highlight this show.

The doors open at 7:40pm and tickets are $18 in advance and $20 at the door.

Call 376-8957

North Country Music Society's "Our Favorite Sings” will be presented on Sunday, May 17th at Sandy Creek Methodist Church and Sunday, May 31st at Park United Methodist Church in Pulaski.  Concerts begin at 4:00 PM and Refreshments will be provided after both concerts.  Tickets are $5 adults; $3 Seniors and Students.  For more information, please contact Nancy Murphy at nmurphy1@twcny.rr.com or 232-2120.


Family Film Fun is happening at the Clayton Opera House as they present the original 1971 Willy Wonka film starring Gene Wilder.

The movie starts at 3:00pm it is $3.50 for children and $5.00 for adults.

Two Other Great Picks:

Come join the fun an excitement at the Copenhagen  Booster Carnival on Saturday, May 16 from 11 a.m. - 3p.m.. The carnival will be hosted in the school's back parking lot. There will be fantastic games, activities and prized for the kids. A chicken barbeque will be available until sold out. So, mark the date on your calendar for some old-fashioned, family for everyone. Yow won't; want to miss it.  Rain date is May 17h.

Questions about thus listing call Kathy Hanchek, 408-6923.

Wild About Reading at NYS Thompson Park Zoo

This is a Free program beginning at 11:00 am May 15th Friday, held in the Book Nook of our visitor’s center.  Come and enjoy a half hour of stories and a visit from one of our educated animals.  No cost!  No registration required (Zoo admission still required). 

Saturday, December 10, 2016
, Watertown, NY

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