Thursday, March 5, 2020

Third Annual Adirondack Global Festival Comes to Lake Placid

Coming off the heels of the successful Petrova Elementary School Cultural Fair, The Adirondack Global Festival continues to use the arts as a way to introduce different cultures through entertaining activities.

Adirondack Global Festival supports cultural experiences at area schools.  This year school groups are invited to attend a showing of the movie Harriet at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts, the home base of the festival.

The public is welcome to attend the March 6 evening performance of Harriet with an introduction by Harriet Tubman biographer Kate Larson. In between the movie times NCPR’s Beat Authority will bring its live show to the Lake Placid Pub and Brewery from 3-5 pm.

The festival is always evolving its various activities to keep things interesting, while continuing to provide first-rate entertainment. The Saturday schedule includes a mixture of creative workshops and movement classes at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts (LPCA) studios. A Global Street Fair will be held at the LPCA Annex with a variety of international food vendors as well as free activities. There will be face painting, street performances, and options for young children to participate in a “passport program” and explore the different countries participating in this year’s event.

Hour-long workshops offer an assortment of experiences such as drumming, yoga, upcycling, Flamenco dance, and more.  Workshop are 11 am-noon, 1-2 pm, and 3-4 pm. They cost $10/children, $12/adults for a single workshop; two workshops will cost $20/children, $24/adults; and there is a three workshop deal at $25/children, $30/adults.

The evening will conclude with a World Dance Party at The Waterhole, hosted by David Sommerstein and special performances by the Soma Beats Dancers, Taiko Drummers, and Burundi Rapper. Reservations and ticket sales can be made directly through the Adirondack Global Arts website.

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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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