Minerva Day, July 3, 2021

33rd  Annual Minerva Day Celebration!

Saturday July 3, 2021

Minerva Day quilt block

Live Music by “The Gregson Brothers Band”

6:30-8:00 pm at Donnelly Beach

Gregson Brothers Band

Minerva Fishing Derby, Minerva Day July 3

The annual Minerva Fishing Derby will be taking place on July 3 at Minerva Lake (at “The Point”) beginning at 10:00 and running until noon. All kids, from babies up to and including age 16, are welcome to come and try their luck. Fishing can take place from shore or from a boat, but finny friends need to be residents of Minerva Lake (the fisher people can be from anywhere). There will be prizes!!

Fishing Derby, Minerva Day 2017

Fishing Derby, Minerva Day 2017

Fishing Derby, Minerva Day 2017

Minerva Pant Paddle Pedal, Minerva Day July 3

The Minerva Pant Paddle Pedal will be held in all its glory on July 3, 2021. Organizers have opened the race to participants aged 14 or older in the hopes of restoring interest from the students of MCS. Small entry fees are charged to encourage serious participation ($10 for ages 14-17 and $20 for 18+). Prizes will be awarded to the top three teams and any remaining funds collected will be donated to the Minerva Service Organization. The current organizers want to thank all the former hosts of the PPP and encourage town participants to join in the fun to help keep this event alive for generations to come.

John Paradis and Joy Healy at the Bike refreshment stop

Minerva Day Community Art Show, Minerva Day July 3

The Minerva Day Art Show was first held at the Irishtown Schoolhouse in 2016, through the good auspices of the Minerva Historical Society.  Mary Irene Lee had the original idea and managed the first show.  In 2017 and 2018, the Minerva Art Show was again held in the Schoolhouse, with Serena Stone as host and docent.  In 2019, the Art Show moved to an exciting venue, the newly completed Minerva Community Center.  Serena Stone curated the show for a third time, offering refreshments and documenting the entries.

The Art Show offers residents of the Town of Minerva the opportunity to share their work with a wider local audience.  Fine examples of local artistry have been represented including:  photography; oils, watercolors and encaustic paintings; drawing; woodworking; felting; weaving; and sculpture.  We welcome entries from all residents in any medium.

Minerva Day Art Show 2017
Minerva Day Art Show 2017
Minerva Day Art Show 2017

Minerva Day Photography Contest, July 3

New for 2021 Minerva Day will have a Minerva Day Photography Contest at the Minerva Community Center.  Our hopes are that we will have many beautiful photos entered so we can highlight them on the Town of Minerva website and to display at our Community Center on Minerva Day, Saturday, July 3, 2021. 

St Joseph’s Catholic Church 150th Anniversary

St. Joseph’s Catholic Church will host an Open House to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the church.  The original cornerstone for St. Joseph’s Church was laid in 1871.  An interesting fact is that St. Joseph’s Church is one of the oldest churches in the Diocese of Ogdensburg.  St Joseph’s Catholic Church will host an open house on Minerva Day, July 3, from 10:00-12:00 pm and all are welcome to come!

St Joseph’s Catholic Church, Olmstedville, NY
St Joseph’s Catholic Church Quilt

Minerva Historical Society Museum – Minerva Day

The Minerva Historical Society, MHS, will open the doors to the MHS Museum on Minerva Day, 2021.  At 1:00 pm there is scheduled an Exhibit of Solomon Northup and the Northup Highway Marker which will be erected at the Minerva Town Hall soon.  At 2:00, at the Museum, there will be a recognition of the Citizens of the year for 2021, which will be Minerva Citizens 90 years old and over. 

Minerva Historical Society Museum, Olmstedville, NY

Solomon Northup Highway Marker

Minerva Day, Courtney Park, 2017, Nancy W. Shaw

Steve McNally, Supervisor, Minerva Day 2017
Minerva Day, 2017, What a great day!

If you need to pick up paper copies of the above referenced forms please come to the Minerva Town Hall,

Monday-Friday, 8:30-4:00 pm. Any questions please call 518-251-2869 or email admin@townofminervany.gov.