Date(s) - 06/04/2022
9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Bottcher’s Landing Boat Lauch
Agnes Flood Memorial Paddle – Two Day Event: June 4th & June 5th
REGISTRATION REQUIRED: The Friends of the Chemung River Watershed and Cantata Singers invite the community to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the 1972 flood with the Agnes Flood Memorial Paddle and Musical Performance by Cantata Singers.
This two-day event will begin on June 4th and culiminate on June 5th. Paddlers MUST register/get tickets for each paddling day. Day 1 will start in Corning and end in Big Flats with a boxed lunch, and environmental educational panel, and fun kids program. Day 2 will start in Big Flats and end in Elmira with a Free Concert by Cantata Singers, Arts Performances, and Los Panchos Food Truck. For more information on the paddle, and to register/get tickets for each paddling day, visit this link. Prices are $20 for BYOBoat, $55 for single kayak rental, and $75 for a tandem kayak rental (Priced per day).
The musical performance on Day 2 will be free and open-to-the-public, and will feature Cantata Singers with performances by Sharing Space Dance Collective, local musicians, actors, and readers at Grove Street Boat Launch. “Where Sacred Waters Divide” – Lyrics and Poetry of Corning resident Edward Dougherty, Music by Horseheads resident Will Wickham. Where Sacred Waters Divide is a collection of music and poetry commissioned by Corning Community College for the “Year of Water” in 2015. The work honors many of the area’s lakes and waterways through poetic and musical imagery, history, and stories. Following a brief intermission, we will enjoy “Surviving Agnes: The Flood of ’72 Remembered” – Lyrics and Poetry of Corning resident Edward Dougherty, Music by Horseheads resident Will Wickham. Surviving Agnes is a musical telling of first person stories of flooding caused by the remnants of hurricane Agnes in the Southern Tier of New York State in 1972.
This project is made possible with funds from the Statewide Community Regrant program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature and administered by The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes.
This two-day commemorative event was also made possible in part with funds from the Corning Incorporated Foundation. The Corning Incorporated Foundation is a charitable contributions organization established by Corning Incorporated in 1952. Through leadership and collaboration, the Foundation strives to foster vibrant, enriching, and supportive Corning communities. The Foundation focuses on education, human services, culture, and volunteerism in Corning business locations.