Thursday, June 27, 2024

Check out these events happening around the ADKs this weekend

Up close photo of a calendar.

Looking for something to do this weekend? Maybe you’d like to check out a new museum exhibit, attend a concert, watch a theatrical production, try a new interactive experience, or take in some local artwork at a gallery? Peruse the below list for details on a few events going in the Adirondack region Friday, June 28 – Sunday, June 30.

The Wild Center presents The Clothesline: Food, Fiber, Air, and Soil, an installation by artist Brenda Baker.

Exhibit opened June 26

Image for The Clothesline Project.

Photo courtesy of The Wild Center.

The exhibit highlights the hard work done in the community by people who work in agriculture. The installation is made up of hundreds of pieces of used work attire donated by agricultural workers, which act as stand-ins for the unseen people whose labor produces the food we eat. Be immersed in the farmer’s lives as you walk through and read their authentic stories. Click here for more information. 

Storytelling and More at Essex Theatre Company’s “Light” Opening

Friday, June 28

Join storytellers Alex Clark, Kathy Pompino, Andrew Murphy, Heather Maxey and Mac MacDevitt on Saturday, June 29, at 6:30 p.m. at the Masonic Lodge in Essex, NY for the Essex Theatre Company’s “Light” Opening Night. “Light” will showcase the debut of the new LED lights in the theatre along with original songs, poems, and teasers.

For more information and to get tickets, click HERE.



Image for the Raquette River Roll

Photo courtesy of The Wild Center.

The Wild Center presents the Raquette River Roll

Debuting Saturday, June 29

Introducing Raquette River Roll, a brand new ball run experience where you and your young explorers can engage with nature in an exciting new way. The ball run is an elevated track where you release special wooden balls and watch gravity do its thing. A number of these ball run stations have been placed along the beautiful Fen Trail—also new to The Wild Center this summer. Click here for more information.  The Wild Center is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


The Great Adirondack Hobby Horse Derby

Saturday, June 29 at 1 p.m. at ArtHouse at the WareHouse, 345 RT-28, Inlet, NY

Attendees can expect fun and games with Hobby Horses. Guests can opt to bring their own hobby horses or choose from an assortment of horses (and other beasts) to purchase, make, or rent at the event. There will be fun, lively competitions for both children and adults, and ribbons will be awarded.

Chapman Museum’s Summer Garden Party

Saturday, June 29 from 1 to 3 p.m.

To celebrate the start of summer and the beauty of the Museum’s green spaces, stop by for lawn games and refreshments while exploring the beautiful Chapman Gardens. Please note, this event is weather permitting. The Chapman Museum is located at 348 Glen Street in Glens Falls, NY.

Summer Concerts at Silver Bay YMCA
The Silver Bay YMCA Summer Concert Series is a series of free concerts open to the public in the Silver Bay YMCA Auditorium every Saturday through September 7 from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. (There will be no concert on August 17 due to another event taking place.) There will also be “Music on the Concourse” by the Scott Hopkins Trio from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday nights until August 30. This event is part of the Summer Concert Series and is also free and open to the public. It will take place on the concourse between the William Boyd Center and the Store.
choir on stage

The Plattsburgh State Gospel Choir opened the Summer Concert Series. Photo by Silver Bay YMCA.

The lineup for the 2024 season includes performances by The Storm Windows, Rich Ortiz, Gibson Brothers, Big Sky Quartet, Glens Falls Symphony Orchestra, The 155s, Annie & The Hedonists, The McKrells, and Alice Howe & Freebo.
View the full concert schedule here. 
Special thanks to Adirondack A & E for compiling some of the above details. Provided photos.
Photo at top: Wikimedia Commons photo.

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