The New Netherland Museum and the City of Albany will present “Early Albany, A Hudson River Festival” at the Albany Riverfront Park at the Corning Preserve on Sunday, September 28th from 11 am to 4 pm. The concept of the 2014 event is based on commemorating the Dutch Settlement of Fort Nassau (1614), and will focus on science, commerce, and the meeting of cultures.
Henry Hudson’s replica ship, Half Moon, will be underway in full sail off the Corning Preserve. European re-enactors in period clothing will conduct drills and cannon salutes and sailors will operate historical small boats. Hands-on activities for youth and adults; demonstrations of early technology, both Algonquian and European. Early technology demonstrations will include flint knapping, black smithing, coopering, dug-out canoe building, and more. This is event is free and open to the public. For more information, see http://www.halfmoonreplica.org/ or http://www.albanyevents.org/,