Celebrating the Past, Creating the Future!

On March 27, 1823, the Town of Alden was established and codified in the Laws of the State of New York. In anticipation of the Town’s 200th anniversary, the Town has created an ad-hoc Bicentennial Committee. The Committee has been meeting to organize a bicentennial celebration that will begin on the first day of the Town’s 200th year, March 28, 2022, and runs through March 2023.


Planning is underway. Tentative events throughout the year include: A 200 Years Celebration set for late July, 2022; Community Night Out on August 2, 2022; a Spooktacular Weekend in October, 2022; New Year’s #200 on December 31, 2022; and, the Birthday Party set for March, 2023.


Local civic groups, businesses and churches are invited to get in on the action with bicentennial-themed events and programs of their own. Creativity is encouraged. The Bicentennial Committee hopes community organizations and businesses will use this opportunity to highlight their own histories and contributions to our Town.



Coloring Contest!

In conjunction with the Alden Art Show and the Alden Hook & Ladder Chicken BBQ, Sunday Sept. 11 the Alden Bicentennial/Alden Lancaster Art Club is holding a Coloring Contest. The pages were designed by Alden High school students from Mrs. Cometto’s class. Here are downloadable images of the entry pages, they must be printed on 8 1/2 x 11″ paper for judging. Entries are to be dropped off or mailed to the Village of Alden Municipal Building, 13336 Broadway or Alden Town Hall, 3311 Wende Rd. All entries must be received by Friday September 9th and include child’s name, address, phone number and age. Good luck!


Upcoming Events

Is your organization planning a bicentennial-themed event, program, or project; or adding a bicentennial theme to an existing event that you would like listed on our Events Calendar? Please download our event form for information on how to get listed here! 


New Year’s Eve Gala at Liberal Hall

TICKETS are now available!  Join us as we ring in Alden’s 200th New Year at Liberal Hall (aka Alden American Legion) with dinner, drinks, dancing, and celebrating. Formal attire and… Read More »New Year’s Eve Gala at Liberal Hall

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Liberal Hall (Alden American Legion), 13143 Broadway
Alden, NY 14004 United States
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The Grand Finale

The grand finale with a play production emphasizing Alden’s History, burying of the Time Capsule and more.

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Alden Town Park, 13096 W Main St
Alden, NY 14004 United States
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