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Kayak Through History: Waterford

This year, the popular Mohawk river paddling tours return to both Schenectady and Waterford. For centuries, Schenectady’s history has revolved around the mighty Mohawk River. Our Schenectady kayak tour takes you from the modern Mohawk Harbor to the site of our city’s ancient port. In nearby Waterford, history lives at the meeting of New York’s two great waterways! The town of Waterford has long been a vital crossroads for the people of this area. Our Waterford tour takes you between picturesque islands and through the grand locks of the Erie Canal. Along both routes, our expert guide will regale you with the history of the area. Pre-registration required. Guests will be provided with a kayak, life vest, and paddle. Guests should be prepared to paddle for about two hours. There are no bathrooms at either site. Due to safety restrictions, you may not bring your own kayak. Full schedule: Schenectady Dates: meet at Mohawk Harbor near Druthers Wednesday, June 26 at 6pm Wednesday, July 10 at 6pm Wednesday, July 17 at 6pm Wednesday, July 24 at 6pm Friday, August 7 at 6pm Saturday, August 10 at 10am Saturday, August 31 at 4:30pm Waterford Dates: meet at Waterford Boat Launch at First and Front Street Saturday, June 29 at 10am Saturday, July 27 at 10am Saturday, July 27 at 2pm **All ticket sales are final. In the event of thunderstorms or severe rain and/or wind, and we must cancel, you will receive a full refund**  


NorthEast Theatre Ensemble presents: “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?”

NorthEast Theatre Ensemble presents "Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf" at Mabee Farm Historic Site, June 21-30, 2024.   Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf By Edward Albee, and Directed by Krysta Dennis Performances at 7:30 PM June 21, 22, 28, 29 and at 2:30 PM June 23 and 30 Tickets are $20 at Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf eviscerates the mid-century ideals of the American Dream. George and Martha, who are disappointed by each other, by life, marriage, and academia, perform a disturbing charade that slowly envelopes their young guests Nick and Honey over the course of an alcohol-fueled evening. In Albee’s play, truth is relative, and the niceties of polite society are dispensed with as an alcohol induced haze blurs the distinction between truth and illusion. As the evening reaches fever pitch, illusion must be exorcized, but at what cost? NorthEast Theatre Ensemble presents Edward Albee’s incisive examination of this volatile relationship in the round at Mabee Farm. Like their guests Nick and Honey, the audience will experience George and Martha’s increasingly dangerous fun and games from close at hand. The cast includes Janet Kimlicko as Martha, Dennis Schebetta as George, Suzanna Bornn as Honey, and Jordan Bray as Nick. The production is directed by Krysta Dennis, assistant directed by Suzanna Bornn, with fight choreography from Molly Waters, stage managed by Conor Kimlicko, assistant stage management by Britt McFadden.