Subject: Fw: Bicentennial Events Next Week
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Bicentennial Events Next Week
Hello Chamber Members!
The Astoria Bicentennial opening weekend events are finally upon us! There
will be a flurry of activity throughout Astoria next week to celebrate.
Not only will we have cruise ships in port on
Monday (5/16), Thursday
(5/19), and Friday (5/20), but there is a whole slate of activities
specifically to commemorate our Bicentennial. The activities are taking
place at several locations and may drive more pedestrian traffic throughout
the Astoria downtown district and waterfront, particularly. Are you
prepared at your business to handle the potential influx of visitors to
town and locals coming out for the events?
In this email, I've included a brief rundown of what is happening to give
you an idea of the variety of events taking place in several locations
This 3 panel brochure goes into more detail for the whole weekend, with
shuttle info included.
This single panel rack card describes Saturday's events and shuttle info.
Or visit the Bicentennial Storefront or website: www.astoria200.org for
more details. And, of course, this is all in addition to what our
normally has going on any given weekend!
THURSDAY – May 19, 2011
Cruise Ship “Century”
Tall Ships sail from Ilwaco into Astoria, rendezvous with Astoria Yacht
Club boaters to proceed to East End Marina
Adventure in History Lecture Series: James P. Ronda is a specialist in the
history of the exploration of the American West. He is the author of many
books, essays, and presents often at scholarly conferences and will be
speaking about Astor’s Empire at 7pm at the Liberty Theater. The evening
includes dessert and beverages and prelude music by Jeffrey Reynolds on
violin and Andrew Emlen on Cello.
FRIDAY – May 20, 2011
Cruise Ship “Statendam”
Tall Ships - Adventure and Battle Sails departing from East End Marina
Presentation of restored Shively Fountain (now located at Maritime Memorial
Art Exhibit Openings – Cleveland Rockwell Fine Art Exhibit at
Museum, Michael Foster’s 200 Years of Astoria Artists exhibit at Heritage
Museum (staggered openings so you can attend both!)
The Chinook Nation – artist and merchandise on display and for sale at
McTavish Room followed by performance at Liberty Theater by drummers,
signers and dancers
SATURDAY – May 21, 2011
Information booths open at 9am – Astoria Bicentennial Storefront, Liberty
Theater, Transit Center
Cultural Celebration at the Transit Center / Heritage Fair – 50 booths,
cultural foods, art, demonstrations
Chinook Nation Trade Re-enactment on the river – narration at CRMM Plaza
and broadcast on radio in the morning and canoe exhibition races in the
Opening Ceremony – Chinese dragon parade to go from heritage fair to the
CRMM plaza, at CRMM – singing, speeches from dignitaries, presentation of
Astoria’s Coast Guard City USA designation with flyover, presentation
historical flags by American Legion, etc. (Noon to 2pm)
Dockside tours of the Tall Ships at CRMM and adventure sail
Land of the Dragon - This stylized Chinese play is done in the ancient and
delightful Chinese manner; performed by local, adult actors. At Liberty
SUNDAY – May 22, 2011
Dockside tours of the Tall Ships at East End marina and adventure sail
Astoria Sunday Market
Monday – May 23, 2011
Educational programs for school groups and adventure sail on tall ships
Tuesday – May 24, 2011
Tall Ships depart for Port Angeles
Cruise Ship “Regatta” (afternoon)
While the Chamber has not been the lead on the Bicentennial activities, we
still wish to express gratitude to all those in the community that have
embraced this momentous occasion by volunteering with the bicentennial
activities, donating to the program through sponsorships, showing
through their business or attending the events past, present and future.
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