GlassBarge: Coming Soon to a Waterway Near You!
Experience glassmaking from one of New York's premier cultural destinations and learn about the history of New York's waterways starting this May!
The Corning Museum of Glass' GlassBarge, which NYSCA is proud to support through the Regional Economic Development Council initiative, has just released the schedule and details for its upcoming four month statewide tour.
GlassBarge -- a 30’ x 80’ canal barge equipped with CMoG’s patented all-electric glassmaking equipment -- celebrates the 150th anniversary of the Brooklyn Flint Glass Company's relocation to Corning, via the New York Waterways, and its evolution into the company that is today known as Corning Incorporated. The barge launches in Brooklyn Bridge Park on May 17 and will then travel north on the Hudson, then westward along the Erie Canal before making its way to the Finger Lakes. It will stop at ports in Yonkers, Poughkeepsie, Kingston, 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 September 22.
In addition to sharing the story of glassmaking in Corning, the GlassBarge tour emphasizes 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 and is also supported by Empire State Development’s I LOVE NEW YORK program and the New York State Canal Corporation.
Visit GlassBarge at the dates and locations below:
May 17-28: Brooklyn Bridge Park
June 1-3: Yonkers – Location TBD
June 8-10: Poughkeepsie – Location TBD
June 15-17: Kingston – Hudson River Maritime Museum
June 21-24: Albany/Troy/Waterford – Locations TBD
June 30-July 1: Little Falls – Little Falls Marina Rotary Park
July 7-8: Sylvan Beach – Location TBD
July 13-15: Baldwinsville – Location TBD
July 20-22: Fairport – Packetts Landing
July 28-29: Lockport – Upson Park
August 3-5: Buffalo - Canalside
August 11-12: Medina – Medina Canal Basin
August 17-19: Brockport – Brockport Welcome Center
August 24-26: Pittsford – Port of Pittsford
September 1-3: Seneca Falls – Seneca Falls Canal Harbor
September 14-16: Watkins Glen – Seneca Lake Pier
September 22: Corning