For the past 200 years, we have told the stories of the Mohawk Valley. We've told stories of celebration and those that are not. We've told the stories of our community and the people within it. This year, we are asking for your help to tell our story.
Save the date for the Observer-Dispatch's Bicentennial Gala -- a night of food, wine, and a special performance by the band Classified -- September 30th at the historic Stanley Theater located in downtown Utica.
We look forward to celebrating our community and its rich history with you in 2017.
The Observer-Dispatch Bicentennial Celebrations are sponsored by Bank of Utica.
Premium Ticket - $45.00 includes full open bar from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and hors d'oeuvres, access to the silent auction, historical exhibits, and a musical performance from the band Classified. (Limited tickets available.)
Tickets can be purchased at the Stanley box office located in The Grand Foyer at The Stanley.
261 Genesee Street
Utica NY 13501
Box office hours are Monday - Friday 10:00am - 4:00pm.
Please call (315) 724-4000 to purchase your tickets.
This event is catered by Daniele's Banquet Specialists.
Imported Cheese & Crackers
Fresh Garden Vegetables & Dip
Hand Carved Fresh Fruit
Bacon wrapped Scallops
Mini Beef Wellington
Chicken Francese Stick
Fig & Marcipone Phyllo purse
Shrimp Pot stickers
Premium liquors, Wine, Beer, Soda and Water
The theatre is located on the left 1.5 miles south of the New York State Thruway (I-90), exit 31, on Genesee Street between Court Street and Rebecca Street.
During the day, parking on Genesee Street is free for up to 90 minutes. Aside from parking on Genesee Street, there is ample parking within 5 blocks of the Stanley including a city parking lot next to the theatre.
There is a Car Park just south of The Stanley Theatre at the Radisson Hotel, which is a 2 block walk from the theatre. Parking rates range from $2 - $10.
Sin City Exhibit - Take a look into the investigative reporting that led the Observer-Dispatch to win a Pulitzer in 1959 for Public Service.
Photojournalism Exhibit - Take a look back through photos that have told the stories of our community from the late 1800's to today.
Above the Fold Exhibit - Advertisements have always been a huge part of the newspaper industry and we are taking a look back into how advertisements have evolved throughout the years.
There will also be artifacts on display including the 1959 Pulitzer!