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Kayak Through History: Schenectady

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**  

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Drink the Seasons: Pool Party!

We're taking Drink the Seasons on the road this summer -- to a poolside lounge at a private estate in Scotia! Join us as historian John Gearing mixes up a few rounds of his favorite cabana beverages while we enjoy the sunshine -- and maybe a dip! Participants will be emailed the location after registering. Must be 21+ with valid ID. All ticket sales are final.