Canal Bicentennial Festival, Amsterdam; New York Power Authority
Sponsorships Available for 2018 Events
Festivals and events draw millions of people to canal communities and the Canal System each year for fun, recreation, history, music, local food, and natural beauty. The Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor, in partnership with NYS Canal Corporation is offering a limited number of sponsorships of up to $500 for events or festivals taking place in the National Heritage Corridor from May through November 2018.
Eligible applicants include municipalities and nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations. Applications are due by February 16, 2018.
Qualifying events must promote or celebrate the distinctive historic, cultural, scenic, or recreational assets of the canal corridor.
2018 Priority Consideration
The bicentennial period (1817-1825) of the Canal System continues in 2018, which also marks the centennial of the currently operating NYS Canal System (Barge Canal). Events that mark these anniversaries will be given priority consideration.
We are also placing increasing emphasis on recreational experiences that help people explore and enjoy the waterway, Canalway Trail, and surrounding communities and heritage assets. Cycling, paddling, adaptive sports, hiking/walking events will be given priority consideration.