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Little Falls, New York - A Great Place to Live and Shop

Explore Little Falls during the week of our Annual Canal Celebration, August 10-16, for some seriously awesome shopping, music, and fun events for the whole family! Here are just a FEW of the really great things to do in Little Falls during Canal Celebration:

  • Community Picnic! on Wednesday, August 12th, at Rotary Park from 5pm-til-dark. Featuring BBQ and food vendors, games, kayaking, duck races, fireworks, and the hottest regional indie band Sirsy!
  • Fishing Derby! on Thursday, August 13th from 4-8pm; registration opens at 3pm at Rotary Park.
  • Annual Canal Celebration Parade! on Friday, August 14 starting on Main Street at 6pm! Bring your tractor!
  • Races, Races, and Races! on Saturday, August 15. The radical runner can choose from the annual 10K Race, the annual Iron Man Classic, and the Youth Fun Run! See the official schedule for details!
  • Annual Antique and Classic Car Show! in Western Park on Sunday, August 16th, from 9am-to-4pm.
  • Historical Society Museum all week, featuring a great exhibit on the tragic 1940 Gulf Curve train wreck in Little Falls.
  • Vendors and Shopping Opportunities! throughout town, with vendor booths in Eastern Park and in Canal Place on Saturday and Sunday!
For a complete schedule of Canal Celebration activities, be sure to visit the official website!

Cruise Inn at Little Falls, New York - A Great Place to Live and Shop

Explore Little Falls during the waning days of summer on Third Thursday, August 20th, for some seriously awesome shopping and fun events for the whole family! Here are just a FEW of the really great things to do in Little Falls on this Third Thursday in August:

  • Cruise Inn Antique and Classic Car Show at the Little Falls Marina, 4-8pm. Weekly trophies for People's Choice and Sponsor's Choice. Food, DJ, and a car parade at 8pm. If you're proud of it, bring it!
  • Story Hour for Grownups from 5:30-6:30pm at Gansevoort Books. This month, Gavin Mahoney reads selections from Ulysses, Moby Dick, and Anna Karenina.
  • Little Falls Story Slam from 8-9:30pm at First Presbyterian Church, 16 Jackson Street. This is an open-mic story-telling event for local or visiting authors; each story-teller is given about 5 minutes. For more information, contact Scot Nolan at 823-0645.
  • Acoustic Music by ODE from 6-8pm at Raven's Watch Antiques and Art Gallery. Refreshments and munchies will be served. 20% discount on all items at the Gallery!
  • Magic: The Gathering from 6pm-til-close, at Dragon's Lair Cards and Comics. All ages and experience levels are welcome.
  • $3 Matinee Movie at Valley Cinema at 11am, showing Underdog.

For a complete listing of special events and in-store sales and drawings, please download the brochure as a pdf file!



Groups Team-Up to Celebrate Big in Little Falls with Summer Music Program

Indie Band Sirsy Plays in Little Falls, NY

For nearly four decades the city of Little Falls has enjoyed summer band concerts, and this year local community groups are joining hands to make it the biggest musical celebration to date.

The Little Falls Family YMCA, the Think Local Committee of Main Street First, the City of Little Falls Tourism Committee, and local merchants have teamed-up to expand the Summer Concert Series to bring performances by great local bands to the Little Falls Third Thursday events and the Canal Celebration.

"Years ago, the Little Falls Civic Band used to play every Wednesday in the park, and when they disbanded then the YMCA and the City stepped in to sponsor a summer concert series. That was thirty-eight years ago," said Anthony DeLuca, Executive Director of the Little Falls Family YMCA. "This year we reached out to some other community organizations to expand the scope of the program, and by working together we were able leverage our resources with a grant from the CNY Arts decentralization grant program."

In recent years, local groups in Little Falls have organized several new celebrations to complement the long-established Canal Celebration, which is in its 28th year.

According to Laura Powers, a member of the Think Local Committee, "Some of the most exciting new events are the Third Thursday celebrations which promote a local living economy with street-fairs featuring unique activities such as sidewalk chalk artists, Story Hour for Grownups, Magic the Gathering games, and Little Falls Story Slam. Partnering with the Little Falls Family YMCA to enhance our events with great live bands just makes so much sense."

"Little Falls is a great place to shop and play," Powers said, "A season filled with music and entertainment for the whole family kicks off on June 18 with a SUPER Third Thursday and continues with events throughout July and August, bringing us to the 28th annual Canal Celebration which includes the community picnic in Rotary Park on Wednesday August 12th where the up and coming indie band SIRSY is playing. The Summer Music series winds down at the Oktober Fest Third Thursday, with a performance by Fritz's Polka Band."

Among the other local bands that have signed-up to play this summer, Powers mentioned Kevin, Glenn and Elliott, Cleen Street, Dharma Bums, and the Steve Falvo Easy Money Band, to name a few. An updated list of music and venues is posted at the www.ShopLittleFallsNY.com website.

DeLuca said that cooperation among so many groups and people is one of the things that make Little Falls thrive.

The Little Falls Summer Band Series is made possible in part with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by CNY Arts.

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Featured Business - Showcase Antiques

Debbie and Dave Guile are lifelong residents of Little Falls. While they spent much of the last thirty years as owners and operators of the popular eatery Crabby's Fish Market on the South Side, Dave always dabbled in selling antiques in his spare time. Indeed, it was the life-long dream of the couple to operate their own antique center one day.

Several years ago, Dave and Debbie formulated a vision of bringing together high quality antique dealers in a modern group shop in the historic setting of Canal Place, were many residents, visitors, and tourists gather to appreciate the arts and culture scene. On March 1st of 2015 the couple occupied a spacious building next door the historic art deco style train station (now occupied by the Piccolo Cafe), and began an extensive three month renovation project, which included a complete interior renovation, lovely wood paneling, and custom shelving and glass storage units.

On June 1st Dave and Debbie opened the doors of Central New York's newest antique facility, Showcase Antiques of CNY! The 5,000 square foot group shop offers top-quality antiques and collectibles picked by a variety of New York's most discerning dealers, all under one roof. There are 100 brightly-lit showcases, and 25 booths, along with 25 wall spaces where local artists display their original works.

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