Corning Glass Barge 2018

Glassmaking innovations in Corning have shaped the modern world, from the first electric light bulbs for Thomas Edison and the invention of optical fiber for telecommunications, to the glass used in modern flat screen displays. That story all began with a voyage on New York State’s waterways. In 1868 the Brooklyn Flint Glass Company relocated to Corning via New York’s waterways. It evolved into the company that is today known as Corning Incorporated. In celebration of the 150th anniversary of this pivotal journey, The Corning Museum of Glass will launch the GlassBarge, a 30 x 80 canal barge equipped with Corning’s patented all-electric glassmaking equipment. The journey begins in Brooklyn Bridge Park on May 17th. 2018 and will then travel north on the Hudson and then begin its trip westward along the Erie Canal before making its way to the Finger Lakes. Once on the Canal the GlassBarge is scheduled to make stops at Albany, Little Falls, Sylvan Beach, Baldwinsville, Fairport, Lockport, Buffalo, Medina, Brockport, Pittsford, Seneca Falls and Watkins Glen. A ceremonial last leg of the trip will take place by land concluding in Corning with a community-wide celebration on Sept. 22nd. In addition to sharing the story of glassmaking in Corning, the GlassBarge tour will emphasize the continued role of New York’s waterways in shaping the state’s industry, culture and community. GlassBarge is the 2018 signature event for the statewide celebration of the Erie Canal Bicentennial The GlassBarge journey will also be celebrated back in Corning with the re-installation of the Crystal City Gallery, which shares the story of how Corning became one of the premier centers for glass cutting in the United States. June 22nd. Troy -Riverfront Park June 23 & 24th. Waterford – Waterford Canal Welcome Center June 27th. Amsterdam – Riverlink Park June 28th. Canajoharie – Riverfront Park June 30th – July 1st. Little Falls – Little Falls Marina Rotary Park July 3rd. Illion – Village of Illion Marina July 5th. Rome – Bellamy Harbor Park July 7th & 8th. Sylvan Beach – Dock wall in Sylvan Beach July 13th – 15th. Baldwinsville – Paper Mill Island July 18th. Lyons- Canal Wall behind the Fire Department July 20th – 22nd. Fairport – Packets Landing July 24th. Holley – Holley Canal Park July 28th – 29th. Lockport – Upson Park. July 31st. The Tonawanda’s – Gateway Harbor of the Tonawanda’s August 3rd – 5th. Buffalo – Canalside August 8th. Middleport – Middleport Harbor August 11th – 12th. Medina – Medina Canal Basin August 17th – 19th. Brockport – Brockport Welcome Center August 22nd. Spencerport – Spencerport Depos & Canal Museum August 25th – 26th Pittsford – Carpenter Park at the Port of Pittsford. August 28th. Palmyra – Erie Canal Lock 29 September 1st. – 3rd. Seneca Falls – Seneca Falls Canal Harbor September 14th – 16th Watkins Glen – Seneca Lake Pier September 22nd. Corning For more information on the Corning Museum of Glass GlassBarge click here or e-mail glassbarge@cmog.org. For mor https://www.cmog.org/glassmaking/demos/hot-glass-demos/glassbarge e information, email glassbarge@cmog.org

Art Of The Erie Canal

Glassmaking innovations in Corning have shaped the modern world, from the first electric light bulbs for Thomas Edison and the invention of optical fiber for telecommunications, to the glass used in modern flat screen displays. That story all began with a voyage on New York State’s waterways. In 1868 the Brooklyn Flint Glass Company relocated to Corning via New York’s waterways. It evolved into the company that is today known as Corning Incorporated. In celebration of the 150th anniversary of this pivotal journey, The Corning Museum of Glass will launch the GlassBarge, a 30 x 80 canal barge equipped with Corning’s patented all-electric glassmaking equipment. The journey begins in Brooklyn Bridge Park on May 17th. 2018 and will then travel north on the Hudson and then begin its trip westward along the Erie Canal before making its way to the Finger Lakes. Once on the Canal the GlassBarge is scheduled to make stops at Albany, Little Falls, Sylvan Beach, Baldwinsville, Fairport, Lockport, Buffalo, Medina, Brockport, Pittsford, Seneca Falls and Watkins Glen. A ceremonial last leg of the trip will take place by land concluding in Corning with a community-wide celebration on Sept. 22nd. In addition to sharing the story of glassmaking in Corning, the GlassBarge tour will emphasize the continued role of New York’s waterways in shaping the state’s industry, culture and community. GlassBarge is the 2018 signature event for the statewide celebration of the Erie Canal Bicentennial The GlassBarge journey will also be celebrated back in Corning with the re-installation of the Crystal City Gallery, which shares the story of how Corning became one of the premier centers for glass cutting in the United States. June 22nd. Troy -Riverfront Park June 23 & 24th. Waterford – Waterford Canal Welcome Center June 27th. Amsterdam – Riverlink Park June 28th. Canajoharie – Riverfront Park June 30th – July 1st. Little Falls – Little Falls Marina Rotary Park July 3rd. Illion – Village of Illion Marina July 5th. Rome – Bellamy Harbor Park July 7th & 8th. Sylvan Beach – Dock wall in Sylvan Beach July 13th – 15th. Baldwinsville – Paper Mill Island July 18th. Lyons- Canal Wall behind the Fire Department July 20th – 22nd. Fairport – Packets Landing July 24th. Holley – Holley Canal Park July 28th – 29th. Lockport – Upson Park. July 31st. The Tonawanda’s – Gateway Harbor of the Tonawanda’s August 3rd – 5th. Buffalo – Canalside August 8th. Middleport – Middleport Harbor August 11th – 12th. Medina – Medina Canal Basin August 17th – 19th. Brockport – Brockport Welcome Center August 22nd. Spencerport – Spencerport Depos & Canal Museum August 25th – 26th Pittsford – Carpenter Park at the Port of Pittsford. August 28th. Palmyra – Erie Canal Lock 29 September 1st. – 3rd. Seneca Falls – Seneca Falls Canal Harbor September 14th – 16th Watkins Glen – Seneca Lake Pier September 22nd. Corning For more information on the Corning Museum of Glass GlassBarge click here or e-mail glassbarge@cmog.org. For mor https://www.cmog.org/glassmaking/demos/hot-glass-demos/glassbarge e information, email glassbarge@cmog.org

Champlain Canal Centennial Roundtables

Glassmaking innovations in Corning have shaped the modern world, from the first electric light bulbs for Thomas Edison and the invention of optical fiber for telecommunications, to the glass used in modern flat screen displays. That story all began with a voyage on New York State’s waterways. In 1868 the Brooklyn Flint Glass Company relocated to Corning via New York’s waterways. It evolved into the company that is today known as Corning Incorporated. In celebration of the 150th anniversary of this pivotal journey, The Corning Museum of Glass will launch the GlassBarge, a 30 x 80 canal barge equipped with Corning’s patented all-electric glassmaking equipment. The journey begins in Brooklyn Bridge Park on May 17th. 2018 and will then travel north on the Hudson and then begin its trip westward along the Erie Canal before making its way to the Finger Lakes. Once on the Canal the GlassBarge is scheduled to make stops at Albany, Little Falls, Sylvan Beach, Baldwinsville, Fairport, Lockport, Buffalo, Medina, Brockport, Pittsford, Seneca Falls and Watkins Glen. A ceremonial last leg of the trip will take place by land concluding in Corning with a community-wide celebration on Sept. 22nd. In addition to sharing the story of glassmaking in Corning, the GlassBarge tour will emphasize the continued role of New York’s waterways in shaping the state’s industry, culture and community. GlassBarge is the 2018 signature event for the statewide celebration of the Erie Canal Bicentennial The GlassBarge journey will also be celebrated back in Corning with the re-installation of the Crystal City Gallery, which shares the story of how Corning became one of the premier centers for glass cutting in the United States. June 22nd. Troy -Riverfront Park June 23 & 24th. Waterford – Waterford Canal Welcome Center June 27th. Amsterdam – Riverlink Park June 28th. Canajoharie – Riverfront Park June 30th – July 1st. Little Falls – Little Falls Marina Rotary Park July 3rd. Illion – Village of Illion Marina July 5th. Rome – Bellamy Harbor Park July 7th & 8th. Sylvan Beach – Dock wall in Sylvan Beach July 13th – 15th. Baldwinsville – Paper Mill Island July 18th. Lyons- Canal Wall behind the Fire Department July 20th – 22nd. Fairport – Packets Landing July 24th. Holley – Holley Canal Park July 28th – 29th. Lockport – Upson Park. July 31st. The Tonawanda’s – Gateway Harbor of the Tonawanda’s August 3rd – 5th. Buffalo – Canalside August 8th. Middleport – Middleport Harbor August 11th – 12th. Medina – Medina Canal Basin August 17th – 19th. Brockport – Brockport Welcome Center August 22nd. Spencerport – Spencerport Depos & Canal Museum August 25th – 26th Pittsford – Carpenter Park at the Port of Pittsford. August 28th. Palmyra – Erie Canal Lock 29 September 1st. – 3rd. Seneca Falls – Seneca Falls Canal Harbor September 14th – 16th Watkins Glen – Seneca Lake Pier September 22nd. Corning For more information on the Corning Museum of Glass GlassBarge click here or e-mail glassbarge@cmog.org. For mor https://www.cmog.org/glassmaking/demos/hot-glass-demos/glassbarge e information, email glassbarge@cmog.org

Barge Canal Centennial Celebrations Planned For Rochester

Glassmaking innovations in Corning have shaped the modern world, from the first electric light bulbs for Thomas Edison and the invention of optical fiber for telecommunications, to the glass used in modern flat screen displays. That story all began with a voyage on New York State’s waterways. In 1868 the Brooklyn Flint Glass Company relocated to Corning via New York’s waterways. It evolved into the company that is today known as Corning Incorporated. In celebration of the 150th anniversary of this pivotal journey, The Corning Museum of Glass will launch the GlassBarge, a 30 x 80 canal barge equipped with Corning’s patented all-electric glassmaking equipment. The journey begins in Brooklyn Bridge Park on May 17th. 2018 and will then travel north on the Hudson and then begin its trip westward along the Erie Canal before making its way to the Finger Lakes. Once on the Canal the GlassBarge is scheduled to make stops at Albany, Little Falls, Sylvan Beach, Baldwinsville, Fairport, Lockport, Buffalo, Medina, Brockport, Pittsford, Seneca Falls and Watkins Glen. A ceremonial last leg of the trip will take place by land concluding in Corning with a community-wide celebration on Sept. 22nd. In addition to sharing the story of glassmaking in Corning, the GlassBarge tour will emphasize the continued role of New York’s waterways in shaping the state’s industry, culture and community. GlassBarge is the 2018 signature event for the statewide celebration of the Erie Canal Bicentennial The GlassBarge journey will also be celebrated back in Corning with the re-installation of the Crystal City Gallery, which shares the story of how Corning became one of the premier centers for glass cutting in the United States. June 22nd. Troy -Riverfront Park June 23 & 24th. Waterford – Waterford Canal Welcome Center June 27th. Amsterdam – Riverlink Park June 28th. Canajoharie – Riverfront Park June 30th – July 1st. Little Falls – Little Falls Marina Rotary Park July 3rd. Illion – Village of Illion Marina July 5th. Rome – Bellamy Harbor Park July 7th & 8th. Sylvan Beach – Dock wall in Sylvan Beach July 13th – 15th. Baldwinsville – Paper Mill Island July 18th. Lyons- Canal Wall behind the Fire Department July 20th – 22nd. Fairport – Packets Landing July 24th. Holley – Holley Canal Park July 28th – 29th. Lockport – Upson Park. July 31st. The Tonawanda’s – Gateway Harbor of the Tonawanda’s August 3rd – 5th. Buffalo – Canalside August 8th. Middleport – Middleport Harbor August 11th – 12th. Medina – Medina Canal Basin August 17th – 19th. Brockport – Brockport Welcome Center August 22nd. Spencerport – Spencerport Depos & Canal Museum August 25th – 26th Pittsford – Carpenter Park at the Port of Pittsford. August 28th. Palmyra – Erie Canal Lock 29 September 1st. – 3rd. Seneca Falls – Seneca Falls Canal Harbor September 14th – 16th Watkins Glen – Seneca Lake Pier September 22nd. Corning For more information on the Corning Museum of Glass GlassBarge click here or e-mail glassbarge@cmog.org. For mor https://www.cmog.org/glassmaking/demos/hot-glass-demos/glassbarge e information, email glassbarge@cmog.org

Middleport Preserving Co.

Glassmaking innovations in Corning have shaped the modern world, from the first electric light bulbs for Thomas Edison and the invention of optical fiber for telecommunications, to the glass used in modern flat screen displays. That story all began with a voyage on New York State’s waterways. In 1868 the Brooklyn Flint Glass Company relocated to Corning via New York’s waterways. It evolved into the company that is today known as Corning Incorporated. In celebration of the 150th anniversary of this pivotal journey, The Corning Museum of Glass will launch the GlassBarge, a 30 x 80 canal barge equipped with Corning’s patented all-electric glassmaking equipment. The journey begins in Brooklyn Bridge Park on May 17th. 2018 and will then travel north on the Hudson and then begin its trip westward along the Erie Canal before making its way to the Finger Lakes. Once on the Canal the GlassBarge is scheduled to make stops at Albany, Little Falls, Sylvan Beach, Baldwinsville, Fairport, Lockport, Buffalo, Medina, Brockport, Pittsford, Seneca Falls and Watkins Glen. A ceremonial last leg of the trip will take place by land concluding in Corning with a community-wide celebration on Sept. 22nd. In addition to sharing the story of glassmaking in Corning, the GlassBarge tour will emphasize the continued role of New York’s waterways in shaping the state’s industry, culture and community. GlassBarge is the 2018 signature event for the statewide celebration of the Erie Canal Bicentennial The GlassBarge journey will also be celebrated back in Corning with the re-installation of the Crystal City Gallery, which shares the story of how Corning became one of the premier centers for glass cutting in the United States. June 22nd. Troy -Riverfront Park June 23 & 24th. Waterford – Waterford Canal Welcome Center June 27th. Amsterdam – Riverlink Park June 28th. Canajoharie – Riverfront Park June 30th – July 1st. Little Falls – Little Falls Marina Rotary Park July 3rd. Illion – Village of Illion Marina July 5th. Rome – Bellamy Harbor Park July 7th & 8th. Sylvan Beach – Dock wall in Sylvan Beach July 13th – 15th. Baldwinsville – Paper Mill Island July 18th. Lyons- Canal Wall behind the Fire Department July 20th – 22nd. Fairport – Packets Landing July 24th. Holley – Holley Canal Park July 28th – 29th. Lockport – Upson Park. July 31st. The Tonawanda’s – Gateway Harbor of the Tonawanda’s August 3rd – 5th. Buffalo – Canalside August 8th. Middleport – Middleport Harbor August 11th – 12th. Medina – Medina Canal Basin August 17th – 19th. Brockport – Brockport Welcome Center August 22nd. Spencerport – Spencerport Depos & Canal Museum August 25th – 26th Pittsford – Carpenter Park at the Port of Pittsford. August 28th. Palmyra – Erie Canal Lock 29 September 1st. – 3rd. Seneca Falls – Seneca Falls Canal Harbor September 14th – 16th Watkins Glen – Seneca Lake Pier September 22nd. Corning For more information on the Corning Museum of Glass GlassBarge click here or e-mail glassbarge@cmog.org. For mor https://www.cmog.org/glassmaking/demos/hot-glass-demos/glassbarge e information, email glassbarge@cmog.org

Schenectady County Erie Canal History Events Set

Glassmaking innovations in Corning have shaped the modern world, from the first electric light bulbs for Thomas Edison and the invention of optical fiber for telecommunications, to the glass used in modern flat screen displays. That story all began with a voyage on New York State’s waterways. In 1868 the Brooklyn Flint Glass Company relocated to Corning via New York’s waterways. It evolved into the company that is today known as Corning Incorporated. In celebration of the 150th anniversary of this pivotal journey, The Corning Museum of Glass will launch the GlassBarge, a 30 x 80 canal barge equipped with Corning’s patented all-electric glassmaking equipment. The journey begins in Brooklyn Bridge Park on May 17th. 2018 and will then travel north on the Hudson and then begin its trip westward along the Erie Canal before making its way to the Finger Lakes. Once on the Canal the GlassBarge is scheduled to make stops at Albany, Little Falls, Sylvan Beach, Baldwinsville, Fairport, Lockport, Buffalo, Medina, Brockport, Pittsford, Seneca Falls and Watkins Glen. A ceremonial last leg of the trip will take place by land concluding in Corning with a community-wide celebration on Sept. 22nd. In addition to sharing the story of glassmaking in Corning, the GlassBarge tour will emphasize the continued role of New York’s waterways in shaping the state’s industry, culture and community. GlassBarge is the 2018 signature event for the statewide celebration of the Erie Canal Bicentennial The GlassBarge journey will also be celebrated back in Corning with the re-installation of the Crystal City Gallery, which shares the story of how Corning became one of the premier centers for glass cutting in the United States. June 22nd. Troy -Riverfront Park June 23 & 24th. Waterford – Waterford Canal Welcome Center June 27th. Amsterdam – Riverlink Park June 28th. Canajoharie – Riverfront Park June 30th – July 1st. Little Falls – Little Falls Marina Rotary Park July 3rd. Illion – Village of Illion Marina July 5th. Rome – Bellamy Harbor Park July 7th & 8th. Sylvan Beach – Dock wall in Sylvan Beach July 13th – 15th. Baldwinsville – Paper Mill Island July 18th. Lyons- Canal Wall behind the Fire Department July 20th – 22nd. Fairport – Packets Landing July 24th. Holley – Holley Canal Park July 28th – 29th. Lockport – Upson Park. July 31st. The Tonawanda’s – Gateway Harbor of the Tonawanda’s August 3rd – 5th. Buffalo – Canalside August 8th. Middleport – Middleport Harbor August 11th – 12th. Medina – Medina Canal Basin August 17th – 19th. Brockport – Brockport Welcome Center August 22nd. Spencerport – Spencerport Depos & Canal Museum August 25th – 26th Pittsford – Carpenter Park at the Port of Pittsford. August 28th. Palmyra – Erie Canal Lock 29 September 1st. – 3rd. Seneca Falls – Seneca Falls Canal Harbor September 14th – 16th Watkins Glen – Seneca Lake Pier September 22nd. Corning For more information on the Corning Museum of Glass GlassBarge click here or e-mail glassbarge@cmog.org. For mor https://www.cmog.org/glassmaking/demos/hot-glass-demos/glassbarge e information, email glassbarge@cmog.org

New York State Canal Conference / Save The Date

Glassmaking innovations in Corning have shaped the modern world, from the first electric light bulbs for Thomas Edison and the invention of optical fiber for telecommunications, to the glass used in modern flat screen displays. That story all began with a voyage on New York State’s waterways. In 1868 the Brooklyn Flint Glass Company relocated to Corning via New York’s waterways. It evolved into the company that is today known as Corning Incorporated. In celebration of the 150th anniversary of this pivotal journey, The Corning Museum of Glass will launch the GlassBarge, a 30 x 80 canal barge equipped with Corning’s patented all-electric glassmaking equipment. The journey begins in Brooklyn Bridge Park on May 17th. 2018 and will then travel north on the Hudson and then begin its trip westward along the Erie Canal before making its way to the Finger Lakes. Once on the Canal the GlassBarge is scheduled to make stops at Albany, Little Falls, Sylvan Beach, Baldwinsville, Fairport, Lockport, Buffalo, Medina, Brockport, Pittsford, Seneca Falls and Watkins Glen. A ceremonial last leg of the trip will take place by land concluding in Corning with a community-wide celebration on Sept. 22nd. In addition to sharing the story of glassmaking in Corning, the GlassBarge tour will emphasize the continued role of New York’s waterways in shaping the state’s industry, culture and community. GlassBarge is the 2018 signature event for the statewide celebration of the Erie Canal Bicentennial The GlassBarge journey will also be celebrated back in Corning with the re-installation of the Crystal City Gallery, which shares the story of how Corning became one of the premier centers for glass cutting in the United States. June 22nd. Troy -Riverfront Park June 23 & 24th. Waterford – Waterford Canal Welcome Center June 27th. Amsterdam – Riverlink Park June 28th. Canajoharie – Riverfront Park June 30th – July 1st. Little Falls – Little Falls Marina Rotary Park July 3rd. Illion – Village of Illion Marina July 5th. Rome – Bellamy Harbor Park July 7th & 8th. Sylvan Beach – Dock wall in Sylvan Beach July 13th – 15th. Baldwinsville – Paper Mill Island July 18th. Lyons- Canal Wall behind the Fire Department July 20th – 22nd. Fairport – Packets Landing July 24th. Holley – Holley Canal Park July 28th – 29th. Lockport – Upson Park. July 31st. The Tonawanda’s – Gateway Harbor of the Tonawanda’s August 3rd – 5th. Buffalo – Canalside August 8th. Middleport – Middleport Harbor August 11th – 12th. Medina – Medina Canal Basin August 17th – 19th. Brockport – Brockport Welcome Center August 22nd. Spencerport – Spencerport Depos & Canal Museum August 25th – 26th Pittsford – Carpenter Park at the Port of Pittsford. August 28th. Palmyra – Erie Canal Lock 29 September 1st. – 3rd. Seneca Falls – Seneca Falls Canal Harbor September 14th – 16th Watkins Glen – Seneca Lake Pier September 22nd. Corning For more information on the Corning Museum of Glass GlassBarge click here or e-mail glassbarge@cmog.org. For mor https://www.cmog.org/glassmaking/demos/hot-glass-demos/glassbarge e information, email glassbarge@cmog.org

Art Contest at Schoharie Crossing!

Glassmaking innovations in Corning have shaped the modern world, from the first electric light bulbs for Thomas Edison and the invention of optical fiber for telecommunications, to the glass used in modern flat screen displays. That story all began with a voyage on New York State’s waterways. In 1868 the Brooklyn Flint Glass Company relocated to Corning via New York’s waterways. It evolved into the company that is today known as Corning Incorporated. In celebration of the 150th anniversary of this pivotal journey, The Corning Museum of Glass will launch the GlassBarge, a 30 x 80 canal barge equipped with Corning’s patented all-electric glassmaking equipment. The journey begins in Brooklyn Bridge Park on May 17th. 2018 and will then travel north on the Hudson and then begin its trip westward along the Erie Canal before making its way to the Finger Lakes. Once on the Canal the GlassBarge is scheduled to make stops at Albany, Little Falls, Sylvan Beach, Baldwinsville, Fairport, Lockport, Buffalo, Medina, Brockport, Pittsford, Seneca Falls and Watkins Glen. A ceremonial last leg of the trip will take place by land concluding in Corning with a community-wide celebration on Sept. 22nd. In addition to sharing the story of glassmaking in Corning, the GlassBarge tour will emphasize the continued role of New York’s waterways in shaping the state’s industry, culture and community. GlassBarge is the 2018 signature event for the statewide celebration of the Erie Canal Bicentennial The GlassBarge journey will also be celebrated back in Corning with the re-installation of the Crystal City Gallery, which shares the story of how Corning became one of the premier centers for glass cutting in the United States. June 22nd. Troy -Riverfront Park June 23 & 24th. Waterford – Waterford Canal Welcome Center June 27th. Amsterdam – Riverlink Park June 28th. Canajoharie – Riverfront Park June 30th – July 1st. Little Falls – Little Falls Marina Rotary Park July 3rd. Illion – Village of Illion Marina July 5th. Rome – Bellamy Harbor Park July 7th & 8th. Sylvan Beach – Dock wall in Sylvan Beach July 13th – 15th. Baldwinsville – Paper Mill Island July 18th. Lyons- Canal Wall behind the Fire Department July 20th – 22nd. Fairport – Packets Landing July 24th. Holley – Holley Canal Park July 28th – 29th. Lockport – Upson Park. July 31st. The Tonawanda’s – Gateway Harbor of the Tonawanda’s August 3rd – 5th. Buffalo – Canalside August 8th. Middleport – Middleport Harbor August 11th – 12th. Medina – Medina Canal Basin August 17th – 19th. Brockport – Brockport Welcome Center August 22nd. Spencerport – Spencerport Depos & Canal Museum August 25th – 26th Pittsford – Carpenter Park at the Port of Pittsford. August 28th. Palmyra – Erie Canal Lock 29 September 1st. – 3rd. Seneca Falls – Seneca Falls Canal Harbor September 14th – 16th Watkins Glen – Seneca Lake Pier September 22nd. Corning For more information on the Corning Museum of Glass GlassBarge click here or e-mail glassbarge@cmog.org. For mor https://www.cmog.org/glassmaking/demos/hot-glass-demos/glassbarge e information, email glassbarge@cmog.org

History in your Backyard Series: A behind the scenes look at the Revolutionary War

Glassmaking innovations in Corning have shaped the modern world, from the first electric light bulbs for Thomas Edison and the invention of optical fiber for telecommunications, to the glass used in modern flat screen displays. That story all began with a voyage on New York State’s waterways. In 1868 the Brooklyn Flint Glass Company relocated to Corning via New York’s waterways. It evolved into the company that is today known as Corning Incorporated. In celebration of the 150th anniversary of this pivotal journey, The Corning Museum of Glass will launch the GlassBarge, a 30 x 80 canal barge equipped with Corning’s patented all-electric glassmaking equipment. The journey begins in Brooklyn Bridge Park on May 17th. 2018 and will then travel north on the Hudson and then begin its trip westward along the Erie Canal before making its way to the Finger Lakes. Once on the Canal the GlassBarge is scheduled to make stops at Albany, Little Falls, Sylvan Beach, Baldwinsville, Fairport, Lockport, Buffalo, Medina, Brockport, Pittsford, Seneca Falls and Watkins Glen. A ceremonial last leg of the trip will take place by land concluding in Corning with a community-wide celebration on Sept. 22nd. In addition to sharing the story of glassmaking in Corning, the GlassBarge tour will emphasize the continued role of New York’s waterways in shaping the state’s industry, culture and community. GlassBarge is the 2018 signature event for the statewide celebration of the Erie Canal Bicentennial The GlassBarge journey will also be celebrated back in Corning with the re-installation of the Crystal City Gallery, which shares the story of how Corning became one of the premier centers for glass cutting in the United States. June 22nd. Troy -Riverfront Park June 23 & 24th. Waterford – Waterford Canal Welcome Center June 27th. Amsterdam – Riverlink Park June 28th. Canajoharie – Riverfront Park June 30th – July 1st. Little Falls – Little Falls Marina Rotary Park July 3rd. Illion – Village of Illion Marina July 5th. Rome – Bellamy Harbor Park July 7th & 8th. Sylvan Beach – Dock wall in Sylvan Beach July 13th – 15th. Baldwinsville – Paper Mill Island July 18th. Lyons- Canal Wall behind the Fire Department July 20th – 22nd. Fairport – Packets Landing July 24th. Holley – Holley Canal Park July 28th – 29th. Lockport – Upson Park. July 31st. The Tonawanda’s – Gateway Harbor of the Tonawanda’s August 3rd – 5th. Buffalo – Canalside August 8th. Middleport – Middleport Harbor August 11th – 12th. Medina – Medina Canal Basin August 17th – 19th. Brockport – Brockport Welcome Center August 22nd. Spencerport – Spencerport Depos & Canal Museum August 25th – 26th Pittsford – Carpenter Park at the Port of Pittsford. August 28th. Palmyra – Erie Canal Lock 29 September 1st. – 3rd. Seneca Falls – Seneca Falls Canal Harbor September 14th – 16th Watkins Glen – Seneca Lake Pier September 22nd. Corning For more information on the Corning Museum of Glass GlassBarge click here or e-mail glassbarge@cmog.org. For mor https://www.cmog.org/glassmaking/demos/hot-glass-demos/glassbarge e information, email glassbarge@cmog.org

The Bicentennial Canal Theatre Project

Glassmaking innovations in Corning have shaped the modern world, from the first electric light bulbs for Thomas Edison and the invention of optical fiber for telecommunications, to the glass used in modern flat screen displays. That story all began with a voyage on New York State’s waterways. In 1868 the Brooklyn Flint Glass Company relocated to Corning via New York’s waterways. It evolved into the company that is today known as Corning Incorporated. In celebration of the 150th anniversary of this pivotal journey, The Corning Museum of Glass will launch the GlassBarge, a 30 x 80 canal barge equipped with Corning’s patented all-electric glassmaking equipment. The journey begins in Brooklyn Bridge Park on May 17th. 2018 and will then travel north on the Hudson and then begin its trip westward along the Erie Canal before making its way to the Finger Lakes. Once on the Canal the GlassBarge is scheduled to make stops at Albany, Little Falls, Sylvan Beach, Baldwinsville, Fairport, Lockport, Buffalo, Medina, Brockport, Pittsford, Seneca Falls and Watkins Glen. A ceremonial last leg of the trip will take place by land concluding in Corning with a community-wide celebration on Sept. 22nd. In addition to sharing the story of glassmaking in Corning, the GlassBarge tour will emphasize the continued role of New York’s waterways in shaping the state’s industry, culture and community. GlassBarge is the 2018 signature event for the statewide celebration of the Erie Canal Bicentennial The GlassBarge journey will also be celebrated back in Corning with the re-installation of the Crystal City Gallery, which shares the story of how Corning became one of the premier centers for glass cutting in the United States. June 22nd. Troy -Riverfront Park June 23 & 24th. Waterford – Waterford Canal Welcome Center June 27th. Amsterdam – Riverlink Park June 28th. Canajoharie – Riverfront Park June 30th – July 1st. Little Falls – Little Falls Marina Rotary Park July 3rd. Illion – Village of Illion Marina July 5th. Rome – Bellamy Harbor Park July 7th & 8th. Sylvan Beach – Dock wall in Sylvan Beach July 13th – 15th. Baldwinsville – Paper Mill Island July 18th. Lyons- Canal Wall behind the Fire Department July 20th – 22nd. Fairport – Packets Landing July 24th. Holley – Holley Canal Park July 28th – 29th. Lockport – Upson Park. July 31st. The Tonawanda’s – Gateway Harbor of the Tonawanda’s August 3rd – 5th. Buffalo – Canalside August 8th. Middleport – Middleport Harbor August 11th – 12th. Medina – Medina Canal Basin August 17th – 19th. Brockport – Brockport Welcome Center August 22nd. Spencerport – Spencerport Depos & Canal Museum August 25th – 26th Pittsford – Carpenter Park at the Port of Pittsford. August 28th. Palmyra – Erie Canal Lock 29 September 1st. – 3rd. Seneca Falls – Seneca Falls Canal Harbor September 14th – 16th Watkins Glen – Seneca Lake Pier September 22nd. Corning For more information on the Corning Museum of Glass GlassBarge click here or e-mail glassbarge@cmog.org. For mor https://www.cmog.org/glassmaking/demos/hot-glass-demos/glassbarge e information, email glassbarge@cmog.org