Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Everything Groovy At Saranac Lake Winter Carnival

20150207_224326The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival is rolling into its second full week of events.  At Pendragon Theatre’s performance of “Saranac Lake Sings the 60s” on Saturday, some 35 musicians took to the stage for a sold-out performance that showcased the development of Rock N’ Roll, highlighted the huge acts of the 60s while demonstrating the impact music had on that generation and generations to come.

Thanks to demand for an encore performance, Pendragon  has opted for a second show on February 11th.  Tickets can be purchased at the theatre’s website or by calling (518) 891-1854.

There are plenty of other musical opportunities after seeing Pendragon’s version of the 60s. If you want to bring down the house yourself Romano Saranac Lanes’ Winter Carnival schedule includes karaoke, while Blue Line Brewery is holding a Groovy 60s Open Mic Night. If you’re on the shy side and just want to listen to great music, the Waterhole has live music every night while the Belvedere, The Rusty Nail, Waterhole and Romano Lanes will all hold special post-parade performances.

My children favor the more active events like snowshoe or cross-country ski races, broomball, pond hockey and inner-tube or skating races. There are so many winter games to choose from, it’s never a matter of not enough to do. With our family, it’s always trying to figure out how to be everywhere at once.

Don’t forget the Gala Parade on Saturday, February 14, and a trip through the beautiful ice palace modeled after the Hotel Saranac. It won’t be a traditional Valentine’s Day, but one to remember. I’m sure there has to be someone out there ready to make a proposal at the parade grandstand or ice castle. (Wink, wink, nudge, nudge.) There’s always time for the chocolates later in the day! Enjoy!

Photo of Pendragon Theatre “Saranac Lake Sings the 60s” used with the permission of Tyler Chase, Adirondack Outdoor Expeditions. 


Diane Chase

Diane Chase is the author of the Adirondack Family Activities guidebook series, Adirondack Family Time. She writes about ways to foster imaginative play through fun-filled events and activities in the Adirondack region.

From her home in Saranac Lake, Diane also writes a weekly family-oriented newspaper column for the Adirondack Daily Enterprise and keeps her own blog Adirondack Family Time. Her writing and photography has appeared in numerous newspapers, magazines, marketing companies and advertising agencies.

She even finds time to assist her husband with Adirondack Expeditions guiding families and young adults in the High Peaks.




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