The Antique & Classic Boat Society (ACBS) is the world’s largest boating organization. Its members have a common interest in and love of historic, antique and classic boats. ACBS protects the heritage of classic boating by promoting preservation, restoration and education.
ACBS has 57 chapters around the world supporting the mission and vision of the society. Many chapters offer boat shows, restoration seminars and community service projects. ACBS serves as the governing body for the hobby by 1) establishing the parameters of what constitutes a classic boat, 2) the standards by which classic boats are judged and scored, 3) acting as a communication channel for our membership, the public and other interested parties and 4) providing knowledge about restoration, preservation, classic boating education and safety. ACBS also provides scholarships to worthy students at selected schools who are learning about boat building and restoration techniques.
Join the fun and discover the joy and excitement of classic boating. It is a family oriented activity that will create lasting memories and friendships!
The International Headquarters are in Clayton, NY at 422 James St. You are welcome to stop in and learn more about classic boating and this growing organization!
Clayton Brews & Blues Fest, Clayton’s 1st annual craft brew festival will be held on November 9, 2019 at the 1000 Islands Harbor Hotel located on the shores of the beautiful St. Lawrence River. The Event kicks off on Friday, November 8th with tap takeovers at local bars and restaurants from 5pm – 9pm. The Event continues Saturday, November 9th with two beer fest sessions, the first – 11 am to 2 pm and the second – 3 pm to 6 pm. Saturdays Nights Grand finale will be the Roomful of Blues Band performing at the Clayton Opera House at 7:30 pm.
Craft beer lovers will have the opportunity to sample more than 100 craft beers from over 20 New York State breweries. Your ticket includes 10 tastings, a souvenir Brewfest glass and light hors d’oeuvres. Extra tasting tickets will be available for $2 each. Come on out and sample some of New York’s finest craft brews from: Woodboat Brewery, Garland City Brewery, Cape Vincent Brewery, Skewed Brewery …
To ensure a fun and safe time will be had by all the Clayton Brews & Blues fest will be offering a designated driver program. Designated driver’s well received a special wristband and will be allowed free access.
All proceeds from the weekend’s events will benefit the Thousand Islands Central School Backpack Program and the Local Food Pantry.
Highway Legends is a car club that was founded in 2008. This group consists of cars, trucks, & motorcycles. Drive-ins are held weekly in Watertown. Don’t miss their annual Two Nations 1000 Islands Extravaganza in May at Cerow Recreation Park Arena!
Jefferson Community College is a State University of New York (SUNY) campus; it is the only institution of higher education whose campus is within a 50 mile radius of Watertown, NY. Jefferson offers 40+ associate degrees and certificates for career preparation or transfer; local access to bachelor’s and advanced degrees through partner institutions; lifelong learning through workshops and seminars; business and industry training; and cultural enrichment opportunities for the entire Watertown/Fort Drum region.
Knights of Columbus support their parish, give back to the community, and grow in faith together. The hall can be rented for wedding receptions, wakes, birthday parties, etc! Stop in on Friday after 4 pm.
“The Federation,” or “TBF” as we are commonly known, is the oldest broad-based, independent, grassroots organization in bass fishing, and truly is the backbone of the entire sport. This is the New York chapter’s page.
Assisting former military and military personnel with health and family matters as well as recreational assistance.
In April 2013, the New York North Country Troopers Assisting Troops (NYNCTAT) was formed by a group of New York State Troopers in collaboration with U.S. military members. The mission of this group is to raise local and regional awareness, as well as to provide local recreational activities and events for Fort Drum service members and other Armed Forces Members that were wounded, injured, or became ill while protecting our freedom and country.
Paynter Senior Center, located at 914 Strawberry Lane in Clayton, offers a variety of activities including card games, puzzles, big screen television, books, movies, bingo, ceramics, crafts and a piano and organ for those who wish to play. There is always great conversation and friendship.
Our activities coordinator plans many trips throughout the year both near and far as well as themed parties, luncheons with entertainment, and dances.
Lunch is provided through the Office of the Aging and is prepared daily, Monday through Friday, by Prestige Food Services. There is a suggested contribution of $3.50 for individuals who are 60 years and older. Visitors under age 60 pay $7.50. If a person doesn’t have the money to contribute, they may still receive a meal. Advance reservations are necessary and may be made by calling by 315-686-3553.
The dining room and conference room are available for rent on an hourly basis. The rooms can be used for birthday parties, bridal and baby showers, and/or business meetings. Please call Rose Reff at 315-686-3553 to reserve a date.
The Thousand Islands Land Trust is a non-profit organization working to conserve the natural beauty, diverse wildlife habitats, water quality and outdoor recreation opportunities of the 1000 Islands region, for present and future generations!