Glass in the Glen

2018 marks the 150th anniversary of the relocation of Brooklyn Flint Glass Company from Brooklyn to Corning, New York. In celebration of this milestone, the Corning Museum of Glass launched GlassBarge – a 30’ x 80’ canal barge equipped with CMoG’s patented all-electric glassmaking equipment – in Brooklyn Bridge Park in May. It spent the summer traveling north up the Hudson, then down the Erie Canal, making many stops at ports along the way. In addition to sharing the story of glassmaking in Corning, GlassBarge is the 2018 signature event for the statewide celebration of the Erie Canal Bicentennial.

Coming to Watkins Glen!

GlassBarge will arrive in Watkins Glen on September 14, where it will dock at Seneca Harbor Park through September 16. This will kick off a 3-day celebration and community event known as Glass in the Glen including live hot glass demos, fireworks, live music, and a festival-like atmosphere with vendors and local artisans in “The Market. All activities associated with GlassBarge are free to attend, but you must reserve your seat for the live hot glass demos in advance. You can register for those demos here.

Schedule of events:

Friday, September 14

Glass Ribbon Cutting aboard GlassBarge  - 10am     

Live Hot Glass Demos aboard GlassBarge - 11am – 7:15pm  - Must reserve your seat in advance!  

Glass in the Glen “The Market” - 12pm – 9pm

Live Music – Donna the Buffalo (Seneca Harbor Park) - 6pm – 9pm

Fireworks over Seneca Harbor Park - 9pm

Saturday, September 15

Live Hot Glass Demos aboard GlassBarge - 11am - 7:15pm - Must reserve your seat in advance

Glass in the Glen “The Market” - 12pm – 9pm

Live Music – The Destination (Seneca Harbor Park) - 6 – 9pm

Fireworks over Seneca Harbor Park - 9pm

Sunday, September 16

Live Hot Glass Demos aboard GlassBarge - 9:30am – 4:15pm - Must reserve your seat in advance

Glass in the Glen “The Market” - 12pm – 5pm

Live Music – Sim Redmond Band (Seneca Harbor Park) - 2pm – 4pm

vendors wanted!

Glass in the Glen organizers are looking for vendors to participate and add to the festival-like atmosphere! This is a unique opportunity to have your business and products showcased! This iconic community event will include glassblowing demonstrations, live music, farmers markets, and many other activities that will take the celebration from the waterfront to the streets of downtown Watkins Glen. “The Market” will be set up at Seneca Harbor Park, 3rd Street, and Lafayette Park in the heart of downtown Watkins Glen.

DOWNLOAD THE VENDOR REGISTRATION FORM HERE

Questions about becoming a vendor? Please contact Liz Salamendra at the Harbor Hotel: 607-535-6116 or esalamendra@harthotels.com.