Official Website of the Massena, New York 2002 Bicentennial Celebration!


Parade Highlights Great Local History & People


Several floats in the Bicentennial Parade on July 13th honored Massena's Bicentennial and historic past.

One of five special "Photo Birthday Cakes" celebrating the 100th anniversary of ALCOA in Massena.

Choirs from six Massena churches held a concert of sacred music, July 8th at Emmanuel Congregational Church on West Orvis, attended by more than 200 people.

Nearly 2,000 people attended the Tuesday concert of the
Orchestra of Northern N.Y., conducted by Ken Andrews.

The St. Lawrence Seaway's float, also honored Massena Hospital at one end, and ALCOA at the other end.


Loveable Hank seems a bit surprised after a less than enthusiastic welcome from the toddler in the stroller.

An old-fashioned covered wagon along the Main Street parade route, passing under the Bicentennial banner.

From the "Battle of the Bands," attended by several hundred enthusiastic onlookers at Nicholas Field.

The downtown Block Dance and Antique Car Rally on Main Street on July 6th, attended by several hundred.

A group of youngsters offered patriotic music and sang the Massena Hospital theme as part of Hospital Day.

Over 40 items were sealed in the Massena Memorial Hospital's time capsule for reopening in 2052.

Dancers perform at Bicentennial closing ceremony.

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