This image was taken at Ellison Park during an event organized by Historic Brighton. The event focused on Indian landing, the "Lost City of Tryon" and nearby historic homes. Indian Landing had been a trading stop for hundreds of years before the Erie Canal was constructed. The City of Tryon, layed out in the late 18th century and developed proximate to the Landing, was more or less abandoned when the Erie Canal become the primary route for commerce between - you guessed it - Al-ban-y a-nd Buf-fa-loooo.
Allen Hopkins talked about instruments from the 19th century and played songs from that period.