The Kelly Adirondack Center at Union College is pleased to announce an Ethereal: On Ephemeral Photography webinar with Manuel Palacios on Monday, March 27 beginning at 7 p.m.
Saranac Lake, NY – The Adirondack Artists Guild is pleased to announce that their 25th annual juried art show will be held from March 24 through April 25. The exhibit will be on display at the gallery as well as online. A prospectus and more information is available on the Adirondack Artists Guild’s website, with submissions made through Online Juried Shows. The exhibit will open with a gala reception on Friday, March 24 from 5 to 7 p.m. Awards will be announced at 6 p.m.
The Old Forge Library and View are collaborating to present a wonderful evening of dancing and community. Dan Duggan will teach and call circle, square, reels (line) and contra dances. Dan and High on the Hog will keep your feet moving with live old time string band music, featuring hammered dulcimer, fiddle, banjo, guitar and bass. The community dance will be held at View on Friday, March 31 at 7 p.m. The event is free, fun, and family-friendly, and no prior dance experience is needed. View will provide snacks and a cash bar. » Continue Reading.
APA Honors Women’s History Month with “Remarkable Women of the Adirondacks” Historical Presentation and Fine Arts Exhibit
Ray Brook, NY – The Adirondack Park Agency (APA) will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday, March 16, 2023. The meeting will be held at the Agency’s headquarters in Ray Brook, NY. The public is welcome to attend in person or remotely.
Public comment will be available to members of the public who attend the Agency meeting in person as well as those who participate remotely. If you would like the opportunity to make a public comment remotely, please email your name and the phone number used to call into the Board Meeting to AgencyMeeting.PublicComment@
A short film produced by Saranac Lake native Kirk Sullivan is helping high school students expand their horizons when it comes to planning their futures.
“Success!” first debuted at Saranac Lake High School (SLHS). It features local actors singing and dancing through the school’s classrooms and hallways, with teenagers highlighting their own career interests and teachers responding with educational pathways to get there. Following the initial screening, 10th grade students engaged in a discussion with Sullivan and SLHS counselors Maria Braun and Christine Bell about how their personal interests can lead to fulfilling careers, whether they decide to attend college or not.
On Saturday, March 18 from 1 to 6 p.m. the Town of Long Lake Parks & Recreation Department will host a Celtic Ceilidh (prounced kay-lee) at the Long Lake Town Hall located at 1204 Main St. in Long Lake, NY. The event will kick off at 1 p.m., featuring a live music concert and performance from North Country Fair. At 3 p.m. North Country Fair invites any interested musicians to join the stage for an open music Celtic music jam for all until 4 p.m. The finale is the Contra dance from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m.
North Creek, NY – The North Creek Depot Museum is proud to present a new video titled, “Interview with the Curator.”
The North Creek Depot Museum produced a video titled “Interview with the Curator” with President and Curator Greg Schaefer and host Erin Corr. The video was presented as part of an exhibit of winter sports, titled “Daring Descents” (through February 28th) at the Tannery Pond Center in North Creek on Friday, January 20. During the interview, Greg spoke about the story of the Adirondack Railroad and its effect on the region during the period between 1930 and 1945. He described the history of the “Snow Trains” that brought the first skiers up from Schenectady and later from New York City. This was the beginning of the development of skiing at Gore Mountain.
- Best Comedic Short- “Musical Mayhem,” directed by Alexander Griffin
- Best Animated Short – “Kiss N’ Ride,” directed by Olivia Jensen
- Best Documentary Short – “Bob Jones Decoy Carver” directed by Emma French
- Winter Through Film Award – “Go to the Woods,” directed by Lucie Prost
- North Country Filmmaker Award – “Changing With the Seasons” directed by Ashley Seybolt
- North Country Filmmaker Award – “Evelyn” directed by Kayleigh Marie Porkarski
- NNY Screenplay Award – “Senior Ditch Day,” written by Matthew Nicholson
The doors had opened early, and people were starting to pour in. The place was already crowded by the time we did our soundcheck, and I attempted to sing half of a song before I realized with utter horror that my voice was not going to “pull through” for tonight’s show. It was completely shot. Trying to sing a moderately high-pitched note was impossible – it was even difficult to talk. I had been hoping that it would miraculously improve by showtime – but it wasn’t happening. I couldn’t sing.
This presented a considerable problem – because I am the lead singer.
Our band, JIM, was formed in Lake Placid in 1995. For about 10 years, a few lineup changes, 5 albums, and lots of shows, we built up a devoted following before disbanding in 2005. Since then, we played reunion shows periodically, the last being over 6 years ago. Fans had been asking for more shows, and now we were finally delivering. They had come from all over the region, the country even, to join us in our revelry. Hundreds of happy faces filled the room, many old friends and acquaintances mixed with potential new fans, all excited to hear what JIM had to offer – and I knew I couldn’t sing.
I pulled the band members aside and told them that despite our hopes – it wasn’t happening. How could we play a show without a lead singer? I was anxious. Pacing. Politely trying to explain to any of the happy faces that wanted to fraternize that this show may not happen. “I can barely talk, much less sing.” How do you tell a huge crowd of people that have gone to great lengths to come to your show that it is impossible to play?
The birds are singing. Weeks too soon.
For them, is climate change a boon?
Won’t they need bugs or seeds to eat?
The ecosystems once were neat
and dovetailed nicely, well-designed.
But now look, Nature is inclined
Lake Placid, NY – Circa, the internationally-renowned contemporary circus company from Australia, comes to Lake Placid, performing at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts (LPCA), on Wednesday, February 22 at 7:30 p.m. Circa will perform their hit production Sacre – a reimaging of Igor Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring that combines elements of ballet and acrobatics into a visceral, multidisciplinary performance. The performance is suitable for those aged 12 and up. Tickets are available for Adults ($20) and Youth ($10.) Purchase tickets at this link.
Directed by Yaron Lifshitz, Circa’s Artistic Director and CEO, Sacre features ten acrobats that move through a sequence of high-energy, technically complex athletic feats seat to a fast-paced musical score by Philippe Bachman, with accompanying lighting design by Veronique Benett.
KEENE, NY – The Adirondack Land Trust invites shutterbugs with an interest in environmental conservation to join a free, virtual winter photography workshop Wednesday, March 1, noon-1:30 p.m. with landscape photographer Manuel Palacios. Beginners and pros will find new ideas for creating impactful winter photographs. There is no limit to the number of participants for this virtual workshop.
Palacios will share his favorite photography techniques and approaches to winter photography – from special equipment needs for shooting in harsh and unforgiving winter conditions to finding ways to use the elements of the season to express a deeper connection to the landscape.
Clifton-Fine, NY – The 2023 Adirondack White Out Weekend will be held Friday, February 17 and Saturday, February 18. The celebration includes activities for the whole family including, outdoor recreation, music, arts, and food. The community of Clifton-Fine boasts a true wilderness area with a friendly, small-town feel. Please visit the White Out Weekend website and Facebook page for detailed information and a printable schedule. This event is put on by 100-percent volunteer efforts and the generosity of sponsors, donations, and fundraising proceeds. Adirondack White Out Weekend is a subcommittee under the Clifton-Fine Economic Development Corporation, a 501c3 nonprofit organization.
GLOVERSVILLE, NEW YORK – The Glove Theatre will be welcoming Buddy Jewell, national country music recording artist and winner of Nashville Star, to perform on their mainstage in “Buddy Jewell: Live, Solo, and Unplugged” on Friday, February 17, 2023. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for a 7 p.m. performance, to be followed by a meet-and-greet and autograph signing by Buddy Jewell himself.
Jewell, who won the International Country Gospel Music Association’s Entertainer of the Year and Crossover Artist of the Year Awards in 2011, is no stranger to Gloversville, having performed at many local venues over the past few years. Former Gloversville mayor, Dayton King, proclaimed July 26th, 2015 as “Buddy Jewell Day” in celebration of Jewell’s numerous professional accolades, as well as for being “…a devoted father and husband.”
Old Forge, New York – The fan-favorite Chili Bowl Luncheon celebrates its 16th year at View, the Center for Arts and Culture, on Saturday, February 18 from 12 to 3 p.m. The event will include the hand-made bowls everyone knows and loves and chili from over a dozen area restaurants. Escape winter, warm up with a delicious bowl of chili, and take home a quality piece of functional artisanal art. Choose from the variety of hundreds of beautiful, hand-crafted, ceramic bowls created by many talented local and regional potters, ranging in price from $18 to $30. Everyone who purchases a bowl will be able to try the many chili variations we have to offer. Chili can be purchased without a ceramic bowl for $10.
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