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September 26, 2018

Free Sunset Yoga on Fort Ontario’s Ramparts


OSWEGO –  Friends of Fort Ontario will host a free sunset yoga class on the windswept ramparts of the historic stone Fort Ontario fortification at 8 p.m. July 15.

Yoga instructor Carissa Gaylord will lead the class, which will be taught at a beginner level with intermediate variations available to those with more experience.

Participants are asked to bring their own yoga mat or towel.

Fort Ontario State Historic Site is located at the north end of East Fourth Street in the city of Oswego.

In 1812, American Major John Lovett, military secretary to General Stephen van Rensselaer, described the panoramic view of Fort Ontario: “The site of this fort is on a promontory on the east side of the Oswego River, to the north and west the eye cannot command the sight of land.  Here the Sun set in majesty: bidding adieu to earth, he sinks as it were in the western main.  Without visiting these regions no living mortal can conceive the majesty with which nature has painted…”

AmeriCorps Staffer Shannon Cilento creates programs at Fort Ontario to conjoin fitness and history as part of the mission of the fort’s interpretive program.

Gaylord, a recent graduate of SUNY Oswego, is an intern at Fort Ontario conducting historical research and exhibit development.

The class is free and open to the public. There is plenty of free parking available in the main parking lot.

For more information, contact Cilento at (315) 343-4711, or [email protected]

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