Go Fly a Kite!
Contact: Val Morgan, 315-336-4448
Is your family looking for something fun to do outdoors on an autumn afternoon? On Sunday, October 5th, from 1:00-3:00 p.m. grab a kite and join park staff on the west lawn of Fort Stanwix National Monument for a couple of hours of outdoor fun. “The goal of the program is to get families out into the fresh air in the last weeks before the cold Central NY winds start blowing, which forces many people in for the winter,” says Park Ranger Valerie Morgan. Families also have the opportunity to make a kite at the park to fly as well as to learn the history of kites in the United States and from around the world. There is no registration for the program, and as with all of the programs offered at the park, it is free of charge. In the event of rain, the program will be postponed until the spring.
Did You Know?
Out of the approximately 2,000 people who attacked Fort Schuyler/Stanwix, under the command of the British officer Barry St. Leger, only about 200 of them were actually British Regular troops, or "red coats." The rest were a combination of British allied colonists, Indians, and German Regulars. More...