Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Thank You Waterford

On behalf of the Waterford Museum and the 10th Annual Concert Under the Stars and Irish Festival Committee, I would like to thank the community of Waterford for their support for our recent event on Saturday, August 13 at the Waterford Harbor.

Inspired by the Waterford Museum’s current exhibit “Making Waterford Our Home: Irish,” the concert and Irish Festival brought the community together to celebrate our shared heritage and appreciation of Irish culture.

Hair of the Dog put on a great show and helped to draw an enthusiastic crowd to the waterfront. But the record turnout would not have been possible with out the support of all of our sponsors, especially Momentive Performance Materials, New York State Marine Highway, the historic railroad barge "Pennsylvania Railroad 399," Brown’s Brewing Company and the Town and Village of Waterford. The extra support provided by the Town Police and Rescue Squad helped to make the event a safe and enjoyable environment for all.

The 10th Annual Concert Under the Stars and Irish Festival was a great success and helped to raise some much needed funds for the Museum. We are excited to begin planning for the 2012 event and with the continued support of the community we know it will be another success!


Brad Utter, Director

Waterford Historical Museum and Cultural Center

Co-Chair 10th Annual Concert Under the Stars Committee

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

10th Annual Concert Under the Stars and Irish Festival

10th Annual Concert Under the Stars and Irish Festival
August 13, 2011, 3pm - 9pm at the Waterford waterfront
Featuring Hair of the Dog

This Irish Festival will be held at the Waterford waterfront and will include Irish-themed music, entertainment, food, and Irish themed vendors. Schedule Below

Some vendors who will be there:
* Black Watch Steakhouse. Their menu will consist of: Irish Stew with bread, Cod Caserole, and Apple Cider Donut Bread Pudding with Vanilla Ginger Cream Sauce!
Ben & Jerry's
and more

Schedule of Events
1:30pm Irish Themed Canal Tour– Walk the old towpath with local author Russ Vandervoort and hear some stories from the old canal days. Meet at Lock 2 park. Pre-registration is requested, but not required – RSVP – or 238-0809

3:00pm– Opening Ceremonies at Waterford Harbor Visitor Center-
Immediately following ceremonies there will be a concert by the Scotia Glenville Pipe Band

4:00pm- Irish Dancers-Tentative

4:30 – 6:30pm- “The Boys of Wexford” playing Irish folk music.

7pm-9pm- the Concert Under the Stars featuring the “Hair of the Dog” live on the Tug Grand Erie

All Day- restaurant venders, Irish themed
merchants, Irish themed heritage groups, family activities and more.

3pm- 9pm- Microbrewery Beer Tasting aboard the historic railroad barge “Pennsylvania Railroad 399” featuring the beers of Brown’s Brewing Co. of Troy. The tasting will cost $20, which will include a free glass. All proceeds go toward the Museum.

IF RAIN, the festival and concert will be held at the Waterford Halfmoon School, 125Middletown Road, Waterford

Special thank you to our major sponsors - New York State Marine Highway,
Momentive Performance Materials, the Town of Waterford and the Village of Waterford.