On April 2, 1819 General Matthew Clarkson gave 100 acres to the town from the Town of Murray. Later in 1852 Clarkson was reduced to its present size in order to form the Town of Union, now known as the Town of Hamlin.

In 2019 the Town of Clarkson celebrates its 200th anniversary! Events are planned throughout the year and details are listed below.

Christa Filipowicz, Supervisor & Chair
Jackie Smith, Town Council & Co-chair
Patrick Didas, Town Council
Alan Hoy, Town Council
Leslie Zink, Town Council

“Preserving our past while building a future.”

Schedule of Events

MAY
Thursday, 5/23 – Dedication of Veterans Park and bronze plaque. 7PM

JUNE
Saturday, 6/15 – Clarkson History visit our display in the Seymour Library History Room through the end of July.

JULY
Thursday, 7/18 – Dedication of Trees at Kimball Park. Trees gifted to the park by residents honoring friends and relatives. 6PM

AUGUST
Saturday, 8/24 – Bicentennial Good Neighbor Day at Hafner Park

     8AM                 Swift Comet 5K Race – Start (registration 7AM) and finish at the park.

     8-11AM           Pancakes in the Park – Pancakes breakfast with Boy Scout Troop 86.

     10:30AM        Walking Tour of Clarkson – Clarkson Historian Leanna Hale will lead the tour. Meet at Clarkson Schoolhouse.

     NOON            Quilt Show – at Stanley Pogroszewski Justice Courthouse.
                             Hudson Magic Midway – 40 feet of fun inside!
                             58 Main Food Truck – parking lot near the playground.

     NOON-4PM   Tractor Pull – Loads of fun for the motorsport enthusiast!

     1PM                Kids Field Day Races – Three-legged race, sack race, crab walk obstacle course, and more.

     3PM               Learn to Play Pickleball – at the new Hafner pickle ball courts.
                            Learn Cursive Writing – Taught by the Clarkson Historical Society.
                            Cornhole Tournament – Kids and adults grab a friend and join the fun!
                            Plant a Mum – our friends at Sara’sFarm Market will teach the kids about planting and caring for their new plants!
                            Pickle Daze – Kirby’s Farm Market will have samples of their delicious pickles and show you how it’s done!

     4:30PM          GRANDSTAND ACTIVITIES BEGIN…

                             Children’s Procession and Play – Play written by Dave Preston and directed by Debbie Preston and Pat Galinski. 
                             Honorary Grand Marshall – Introducing the person who has lived in Clarkson the longest!
                             German Dancers – entertainment on the stage!
                             Beard Contest – Let’s see who has the most creative, longest, or whitest beard!

     5PM                Kids Frog Jumping Contest – We’re pretty sure you’ll only do this in Clarkson! Bring your frog and watch them race across the finish line.

     5PM-DUSK    Zuper Bounce – a favorite for the kiddos!
                             Lions Grilling Dinner – Have dinner with us and support our Lions!
                             Abbotts Ice Cream …and be sure to save room for dessert or a snack before the movie!
                             2019 Classic Car Cruise-In – All vehicles welcome—- motorcycles, trucks and customs. Dash plaques to first 100!
                             NY State Police Display – Clarkson has hosted three NYSP Barracks over the years. Come learn more!
                             Monroe County Sheriffs Display – MCDO will be present!
                             First Responders Demo – informative and educational.

     6:30-8:30PM Ruby Shooz – You won’t be able to sit still with this fabulous band!

     8:30PM           Childrens Movie After Dark – Featuring Lego Movie 2!  Family entertainment under the stars!

     10:00PM        Bicentennial Fireworks – End the night with the best fireworks around!

DECEMBER
Friday, 12/13      Umpteenth Annual Children’s Christmas Party & Tree Lighting