Crown Pt. reopens with improvements

•May 30: Kevin Dann's Maps & Dreams, 7 p.m., begins with Samuel de Champlain's precognitive dream of a Kanienkehaka war party.

•July 25-26: Brigade of the American Revolution Encampment weekend. Visit British and Continental Army camps and fort ruins; re-enactors at the tactical weapons demonstrations.

•July 25: Mettawee River Theatre Company outdoor performance, 8 p.m.. "Beyond the High Valley".

•July 30: Anniversary of the July 30, 1609 battle, 7 p.m. Samuel Champlain was a central figure.

•Aug. 8-9: 250th anniversary French and Indian War Encampment weekend. Soldiers, Indians, boatmen, tactical weapons demonstrations.

•Aug. 19: Giant canal motorship (built 1921) Day Peckinpaugh welcomes guest at the pier by Champlain Memorial lighthouse.

•Aug. 26: 80th anniversary of the gala opening of the soon-to-be-razed Lake Champlain Bridge, 6:30 p.m. Lecture on the bridge with refreshments.

•Sept. 18-1: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Archeological excavation and tour.

•Sept. 19: Champlain Celebration by the New York State Hudson-Fulton-Champlain Quadricentennial Commission, 4 p.m. Dedication ceremonies at the lighthouse. Big fireworks display over Lake Champlain, 7:45 p.m.

•Sept. 18-20: Festival of Nations-F te des Nations: Celebrate the heritage of Canada, France, Great Britain, Native American tribes, and the United States. Music, food, and boat activities. Signature event for New York and Vermont Champlain Quadricentennial Commissions. On Sept. 20, one lane of the bridge will be open for pedestrians and bicycles, 7:30-8:30 a.m.

•Oct. 2-3: "Joannis D'Olobaratz Voyage" at Crown Point's Fort St. Fr d ric, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Watch the crew rig the replica of La Sorciere on Friday.

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