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Best 4th In The North Nigth at The Pub

The Ticonderoga Best 4th In The North Committee, a subcommittee of the Ticonderoga Montcalm Street Partnership (TMSP) is thrilled to announce their Annual Fundraiser “Best 4th In The North Night” at The Pub (Madden’s Pub) in Downtown Ticonderoga. This event will take place on Saturday, April 29th, 2017 from 6:00 – 9:00 pm following the Alumni Basketball Tournament. This event has become one of the committee’s biggest fundraisers of the year.

Join in the festivities and help raise money for the Best 4th In The North celebration from the tips the guest bartenders receive. All proceeds will benefit the Best 4th In The North Celebration. During the event the committee plans to announce the 2017 Grand Marshal.

The current list of Guest bartenders will include:

6:00 – 7:00 PM: Mickey Fitzgerald & Chuck Gijanto

7:00 – 8:00 PM: Bob Dedrick & Tom Dedrick

8:00 – 9:00 PM: Ann Morette & Carol Wood Ramundo

*Additional Guest Bartenders may also join the festivities. Information is subject to change. Visit the Best 4th In The North facebook page.

We encourage you to participate in as many fundraisers for the Fourth of July Celebration as possible. Without the support of our area businesses and community members the celebration we all enjoy and has become a Ticonderoga tradition would not be possible. The celebration costs approximately $30,000 each year with most of that being raised by the committee. The Town of Ticonderoga does support the celebration but most of the budget needed is raised by the committee. Donations in support of the committee’s efforts are tax-deductible. Stay up to date with news by liking the Best 4th In The North on facebook,” shared Debbie Barber – Committee Chairperson.

The Best 4th In the North Celebration attracts many visitors to the Ticonderoga area every year

which supports local businesses and the local economy. A schedule for the 2017 celebration is currently

being finalized by the committee. The 2017 Best 4th In The North Celebration will take place July 1-4, 2017 with a grand fireworks display, parade, DJ, live music, food, vendors, rides, games and much more.

In addition the committee is looking for businesses, organizations, committees, local bands, and musicians who would like to participate in the parade. The theme for the 2017 Best 4th In The North parade is “Set Sail – A Nautical Theme.” Parade applications are available at www.best4thinthenorth.com. www.timainstreet.org, or at the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce office.

“We are working to continue to add new vendors, new food options, live music and other events in the park. We are working on a fantastic line up of entertainment for the four days.  We also hope to expand the music within the parade by adding bands. Although this will increase our overall costs we want to continue to grow the celebration. We encourage businesses and organizations looking to participate in the parade to register early. The grand fireworks display has been arranged and the details for the rest of the event are being finalized. We would also like to thank Madden’s Pub for their support and for hosting this fundraising event for the committee,” stated Debbie Barber.

The Best 4th In The North Committee meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 4:00 PM at the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce office in Ticonderoga. The committee is always looking for volunteers to help with the planning, fundraising and during the celebration.

For more information on the “Best 4th In The North Night” at The Pub or the Best Fourth In The North Celebration visit www.best4thinthenorth.com, www.timainstreet.org, or contact the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce (TMSP Coordinator) at 518-585-6619.

Best 4th In The North Theme Announced - Grand Marshal Nominations Being Accepted

The Ticonderoga Best 4thIn The North Committee, a sub-committee of the Ticonderoga Montcalm Street Partnership (TMSP) is now accepting nominations for Grand Marshal of the 2017 Best 4th In The North parade in Ticonderoga, as well as parade applications/registrations.  The theme for the 2017 Parade and Celebration is “Set Sail – A Nautical Theme.” The committee is encouraging the community to participate in a variety of ways. Parade participants are encouraged to register as early as possible for planning purposes.

Grand Marshal Nominations can be submitted on the Best 4th In The North facebook page or by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  The deadline to submit nominations is April 14, 2017.  Parade applications can be found at www.best4thinthenorth.com, www.timainstreet.org, or picked up at the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce (TMSP Coordinator) office in Downtown Ticonderoga.

We would like to see floats representing Ticonderoga including attractions, businesses, sports teams, clubs, organizations, our rich history, our scenic beauty, etc. Use the nautical theme, red, white, & blue and your creativity. Together we can continue to host the Best 4th In The North for the community and visitors,” stated Molly Bechard – Best 4th In The North Committee Member.

The Best 4th In the North Celebration attracts many visitors to the Ticonderoga area every year which supports local businesses and the local economy. A schedule for the 2017 celebration is currently being finalized by the committee. The 2017 Best 4th In The North Celebration will take place July 1-4, 2017 with a grand fireworks display, parade, Montcalm Mile (organized by the LaChute Road Runners), DJ, live music, food, vendors, rides, games, and much more.

“We encourage community members, organizations and businesses to submit nominations for the 2017 Grand Marshal as well as register to participate in the parade.  For a Grand Marshal think of people who are truly dedicated to the community, serve the Ticonderoga Area throughout the year, people who have been an inspiration to the community, or someone who fits the theme well. We are looking forward to reviewing and discussing the nominations at the Best 4th In The North committee meeting following the nomination deadline. We have kept an ongoing list of past nominations to use as well,” stated Debbie Barber – Best 4th In The North Committee Chairperson.

Without the support of our area businesses and community members the Best 4th In The North celebration would not be possible. The celebration costs approximately $30,000 each year with most of that being raised by the volunteer committee. The Town of Ticonderoga does support the celebration with $5,000.

Donations in support of the committee’s efforts are tax-deductible as the Ticonderoga Montcalm Street Partnership is a 501c3 Not-For Profit organization.

Stay up to date with news including information on the celebration and fundraisers by liking the Best 4th In The North on facebook.

For more information on the Best 4th In The North, visit www.best4thinthenorth.com, www.timainstreet.org, or contact the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce (TMSP Coordinator) at 518-585-6619. The committee typically meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 4:00 PM at the Chamber Office in Downtown Ticonderoga. The committee is always looking for volunteers to help with the planning, fundraising and during the celebration.

3rd Annual Ti Area Mom Prom

The Ticonderoga Best 4thIn The North Committee, a sub-committee of the Ticonderoga Montcalm Street Partnership (TMSP) is pleased to announce that they will host the 3rd Annual Ticonderoga Area Mom Prom which on Saturday, March 25th, 2017 from 7:00 – 11:00 PM at the Best Western Plus Ticonderoga. The theme of the event is “A Night of Rustic Romance.”  This event is a benefit to help support the Best 4th In The North Celebration and Friends Comforting Friends.

The Ticonderoga Area Mom Prom is a ladies night out event that is not just for moms but all women ages 21 and older. Tickets are available for $40.00 per person at Glens Falls National Bank and the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce. Tickets will not be available at the door. Advance purchase is required. This charity event will include an array of appetizers, desserts, music by Disco Doc, specialty cocktails, dancing, raffles, special guest appearance by Joe McGinness, and the random drawing for Most Regal, Most Unique, and the 2017 Ticonderoga Area Mom Prom Queen.  

“Join us for a ladies night out for charity. Save the date, get your ticket, and pull out that old prom, bridesmaid or wedding dress, or try something new, you could even wear a pantsuit. Whatever works the best for you. Come dance the night away to benefit two local nonprofits,” shared Starr Smith – Mom Prom Co-Chair.

Mom Prom was created in Canton, MI in 2006 at St. Thomas a’Becket Catholic Church.  It is a ladies night out for charity in which women wear their old prom gowns, bridesmaid dresses or wedding gowns.  It is a real prom with a DJ, hors d’oeuvres, desserts, and a drawing to crown the new queen. This is a wonderful, hilarious night in which women can dance the night away, have fun with friends and help a worthy cause.  Ladies groups from across the country have been creating their own proms and raising money for charities that are close to their hearts. 

The Best 4th In The North/Mom Prom committee is also currently looking for sponsors and raffle items for the event.  If you are interested please contact Starr Smith at 518-321-4246. All donations are tax deductible.

The Best 4th In the North Celebration attracts many visitors to the Ticonderoga area every year, which supports local businesses and the local economy.  The 2017 Best 4th In the North Celebration will take place July 1-4, 2017 with fireworks, parade, live music, food, vendors, rides, games and more.

Without the support of the Ticonderoga Montcalm Street Partnership, Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce, the Town of Ticonderoga, our area businesses, organizations, community members and the vendors at the event this celebration would not be possible.  The Best 4th In the North celebration costs approximately $30,000 each year. The biggest expenses for the celebration are the fireworks ($18,000- $20,000) and the bands/entertainment. 

The Town of Ticonderoga does provide some funding which is greatly appreciated, but most of the money needed is raised by the committee.  Donations in support of the committee’s efforts are tax-deductible.  We encourage community members and visitors to stay up to date on the celebration as well as fundraisers by liking the Best 4th In the North on facebook. The Best 4th In the North committee is a sub-committee of the Ticonderoga Montcalm Street Partnership dedicated to providing area residents and visitors with the best 4th of July experience in the North Country.
Friends Comforting Friends (FCF) is a non-profit organization which provides support for local friends receiving long-term medical care. Visit their facebook group for more information. 

Visit the Mom Prom facebook page at www.facebook.com/ticonderogaareamomprom for more information or visit www.timainstreeet.org. You can also contact the Chamber of Commerce at 518-585-6619.

 

StreetFest 2017 - Save The Date - Accepting Applications

It may be March but the Ticonderoga Montcalm Street Partnership is already in full swing planning for the 9th Annual StreetFest in Ticonderoga which will be held on Saturday, July 29, 2017 in Downtown Ticonderoga from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. The event is held on Montcalm Street in the heart of Historic Ticonderoga, NY. StreetFest is a day celebration that is a must do event each year in the Ticonderoga Area.

StreetFest will include a variety of local businesses offering promotions, specials, and sidewalk sales as well as an array of food options, street vendors, arts and crafts, live music all day including a performance by the Fort Ticonderoga Fife & Drum Corp as well as visiting Corps, a variety of kid’s activities, face painting, full face art, caricatures, horse drawn wagon rides, displays and much more. The Ticonderoga Area Farmers Market will also be part of StreetFest. Details are being finalized for this event and the music and entertainment schedule will be available as the event gets closer. Admission to the event is free and open to the public. The committee is also working on adding new aspects to the event.

“We created StreetFest as an additional attraction for Ticonderoga and the Downtown Business District. We invite area community members, visitors, businesses and vendors to join us for the 9th Annual StreetFest in Downtown Ticonderoga. The committee continues to work hard to coordinate the event, add new activities, and book a variety of live music and entertainment for all to enjoy. This wonderful event continues to grow attracting many members of the community and visitors alike. Mark your calendars and plan to attend StreetFest 2017,” shared Robert Dedrick – StreetFest Chairperson.  

The StreetFest committee is in the process of registering merchants and vendors for the 2017 celebration. If you are interested in participating in StreetFest you must fill out a Merchant/Vendor Form. Merchant & Vendor applications are available at www.timainstreet.org or by calling 518-585-6619. Completed applications can be returned to the Chamber Office (TMSP Coordinator) at 94 Montcalm Street, Suite 1, Ticonderoga, NY.

Applications have been mailed or emailed to all 2016 participants. Vendors including downtown merchants, retail stores, restaurants, food vendors, non-profits, arts and craft vendors, vendors with local hand crafted products are encourage to participate.

The StreetFest committee is made up of a number of TMSP Board Members, Community Volunteers and Downtown Business Owners. In addition to the committee the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce will assist with the event as the TMSP Coordinator.

For more information on StreetFest or for a Vendor Application call 518-585-6619 or visit www.timainstreet.org. You can also email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Accomplishments, Save The Dates, & Future PlansAccomplishments, Save The Dates, & Future Plans

The Ticonderoga Montcalm Street Partnership (TMSP), a 501c3 dedicated to the enhancement of Downtown Ticonderoga is preparing for future events, projects, plans and partnerships as well as reviewing their accomplishments.

Recent projects in coordination with partner organizations include public parking signs, LaChute River Trail entrance sign, Downtown Business District sign at the Fort Ticonderoga intersection, purchase and placement of new bench and garbage can in front of the Black Watch Memorial Library, refreshing and improvement of Town Clock, removal of damaged trees, repair, cleaning, and staining of gazebo in Bicentennial Park, streetscape improvements along Montcalm Street, annual Street Art Project, food pantry shopping spree, flower boxes and plantings, and DOT signs for Fort Ticonderoga and Information. 

TMSP also plans and implements annual events in coordination with their partners including Ticonderoga End of Winter Carnival, Community Clean-Up Day, Best 4th In The North Celebration, StreetFest, Street Art Auction, and HalloweenFest. TMSP also participated regularly in local shopping and dining events.

2017 Events & Dates:

Ticonderoga End of Winter Carnival: March 4th

Ticonderoga Area Mom Prom: March 25th

Beautification Week/Clean Up Days: May 8th – 14th

Best 4th In The North: July 1st – 4th

StreetFest: July 29th

Street Art Auction: August 31st

HalloweenFest: October 28th - October 31st (Business Trick or Treating on October 31st)

Look for details to be announced on all of the above events.

Future projects include additional public parking signs along Montcalm Street, improvement of bump outs on Montcalm Street including tree replacement, additional benches and garbage cans on Montcalm Street, Streetscape projects, creating of green spaces, possible new banners and decorations for Downtown Ticonderoga and Business Districts, as well as continued implementation of key areas of focus of the Streetscape Master Plan. TMSP will also be taking Main Street America trainings and utilizing resources via this partnership.

TMSP currently has a structure of an Executive Committee, Board of Directors, and the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce serving as the TMSP Coordinator (through a contractual partnership).  TMSP’s Executive Committee is made up of each committee chairperson/s and the organizations treasurer. TMSP committees currently consist of Promotions, StreetFest, Design, and the Best 4th In The North. TMSP Board Members, Committee Chairs, and Committee members are all volunteers.

For more information on the Ticonderoga Montcalm Street Partnership including projects, events, news, or serving on a committee, please contact TMSP by calling the Chamber (TMSP Coordinator) at 518-585-6619, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or visit www.timainstreet.org.  

“The Ticonderoga Montcalm Street Partnership would like to thank our 2016 partners including the Town of Ticonderoga, Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce, PRIDE of Ticonderoga, Clinton & Essex Counties Creating Healthy Schools & Communities Programs, Adirondack Foundation, Walmart of Ticonderoga, Stewarts Shops, Kiwanis Club of Ticonderoga, and Ti’Coustics for their support and dedication to TMSP and Ticonderoga over the past year. We look forward to continuing to partner to improve our community together,” shared Bob Dedrick – TMSP Board Member/StreetFest Committee Chairperson.

Donations to support the Ticonderoga Montcalm Street Partnership and their efforts to enhance and revitalize Downtown Ticonderoga are tax deductible. Donations can be mailed to: TMSP, P.O. Box 379, Ticonderoga, NY 12883.

 

TMSP & Ti'Coustics Parnter on Projects

The Ticonderoga Montcalm Street Partnership (TMSP), a 501c3 dedicated to the enhancement of Downtown Ticonderoga was the recipient of funds raised over the last year by Ti’Coustics each month. The funds donated to TMSP combined with their own funds were used to complete several projects including the refreshing and improvement of the Town of Ticonderoga Bicentennial Clock, repair, cleaning, and staining of the gazebo in Bicentennial Park, and the placement of a new bench and garbage can in front of the Black Watch Memorial Library.

In addition ongoing support from the Town of Ticonderoga makes all of the efforts of the TMSP possible including ongoing Streetscape improvements, events, projects, and more.

“Ti’Coustics is most pleased to know that the funds we as a group have raised through our musical programs will be going to assist TMSP projects that are truly worthy causes and will be enjoyed by all. We enjoy doing the monthly shows and hope our audience enjoys them too. ” shared Roberta Whitely – Creator and Organizer of Ti’Coustics.

Ti’Coustics is a nonprofit musical program with the goal of helping local organizations by giving donated funds that are received to assist with their worthy projects. Over 100 local musicians have generously donated their time and talent to delight monthly audiences with a fantastic variety of music twice a month. Ti’Coustics started over three and half years ago. Each year they give the donations to a different organization so they may do something to benefit the town and its citizens.

Each show usually consists of five different musicians performing four to six numbers, Each month one of the programs is a theme night and could be anything from “Beatles,” to “Broadway,” to “Old Country,” to “Folk Music,” etc. All programs take place at The Burleigh House from 7 to 9 PM on the first and third Wednesdays of each month (year round). There is no cover charge but donations are accepted.

The Ticonderoga Montcalm Street Partnership completed an array of projects and hosted a number of annual events during 2016. TMSP is already planning for 2017 and beyond.

For more information on the Ticonderoga Montcalm Street Partnership including projects, events, or serving on a committee call 518-585-6619 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Visit the Ticonderoga Montcalm Street Partnerships facebook page or www.timainstreet.org to stay up to date on news and events.

Donations to support the Ticonderoga Montcalm Street Partnership and their efforts to enhance and revitalize Downtown Ticonderoga are tax deductible. Donations can be mailed to: TMSP, P.O. Box 379, Ticonderoga, NY 12883.