Saturday, April 22, 2023

The Wild Center kicks off 2023 season on May 5

The Wild Center in Tupper Lake.

Tupper Lake, NY – The Wild Center is opening for its 2023 season on Friday, May 5. Off the heels of a USA Today Readers’ Award where it was voted Second Best Science Museum in the U.S., The Wild Center is expanding its offerings and activities with new exhibits and experiences. Among these offerings is Backyard Wilderness – a film that captures the beauty and complexity of the natural world that exists just beyond your doorstep and Birdly – a state-of-the-art virtual reality (VR) flying simulator.

 

Produced by the award-winning SK Films, Backyard Wilderness offers a stunning cinematic experience that transports viewers into the hidden world of nature in their own backyard. Through breathtaking visuals and engaging storytelling, the film reveals the extraordinary lifecycles and relationships of the plants and animals that surround us every day. The film will be shown daily in The Wild Center’s Flammer Theater, a state-of-the-art cinema with 50-foot screen and advanced sound system, and included with general admission. On-site programming will complement the movie’s content, inspiring visitors to engage and appreciate the natural world in their own backyard.

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Thursday, April 20, 2023

Wild Words Teen Writing Anthology Book Launch set for April 22

Adirondack Center for Writing to host Wild Words Book Launch on April 22,.

Saranac Lake, NY – Those with the Adirondack Center for Writing (ACW) said they had so much interest in supporting teen writers who would be featured in a book launch this weekend that they changed the venue two times in order to accommodate a larger audience. All are encouraged to gather for the 2023 Wild Words Teen Writing Anthology Book Launch which is scheduled for Saturday, April 22 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Harrietstown Town Hall in Saranac Lake. The event is free and open to the public.

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Thursday, April 20, 2023

Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts announces Weekend Series concerts

Classical string ensemble Euclid Quartet.

Blue Mountain Lake, NY – The Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts (ALCA) has announced its 2023 lineup for its Weekend Series of concerts, featuring a variety of musical genres, including classical, funk rock, musical theatre, and Americana folk. Performers will range from the world-renowned Euclid string quartet, to the award-winning Buffalo band Organ Fairchild, to the return of Arts Center favorites like the Bob Stump band. Tickets and more information will be available soon on the Arts Center’s website at adirondackarts.org.

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Wednesday, April 19, 2023

The Sembrich announces 2023 Summer Festival

The Sembrich 2023 Summer Festival Banner

Bolton Landing, NY – The Sembrich is pleased to announce its 2023 Summer Festival Trailblazers. From David Smith to Marin Alsop and Alma Mahler to Philip Glass, the singular achievements of outstanding individuals in arts and culture will be celebrated throughout the season by a stellar line-up of today’s finest concert artists! Trailblazers includes 23 individual events throughout the summer months beginning on June 11 and running through August 30. Tickets are on sale for all events. 

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Tuesday, April 18, 2023

Old Forge: View accepting artwork for two summer exhibitions

View arts center logo

View, the arts center in Old Forge, is currently accepting artwork for two upcoming juried exhibitions: The 42nd Annual Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolors (ANEAW) and Ripple & Roar: The Wonder of Water. ANEAW is a long-running summer tradition that attracts some of the best watercolor artists in the country. The exhibition runs from August 5 through October 1 and is open to all artists working in water-based media, including transparent and opaque watercolors, casein, egg tempera, gouache, acrylic, and ink. All submissions must be made through CaFÉ HERE. The submission deadline is April 20.

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Thursday, April 13, 2023

Kelly Adirondack Center to host Dan Berggren concert May 24

Dan Berggren

All are welcome to gather for an outdoor concert, Sound of the Adirondacks with Dan Berggren, on Wednesday, May 24 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Kelly Adirondack Center

Outdoor Amphitheater. This event is free and open to the public. The concert is weather-dependent, so interested parties are encouraged to keep an eye on email updates/the Kelly Adirondack Center’s website should poor weather conditions be in the forecast for the evening of the concert. 

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Wednesday, April 5, 2023

Pendragon Theatre releases summer festival dates, flex passes on sale through May 1

New York's representatives met with Pendragon Theatre leaders at the Capitol.

Saranac Lake, NY – It’s been a busy few weeks for Pendragon Theatre. First, the over-forty-year company has officially released performances and dates for its exciting Summer Festival lineup with discount flex passes on sale through May 1 only. Single tickets on sale after May 1. The festival will run June 28 through September 10 and includes a span of theatrical productions which encompass one American Classic, one Cult Classic, one New Play, one Fairy Tale adaptation, and one hit cabaret event.

 

To kick off the Summer Festival, Pendragon Theatre will present the cult classic, “The Rocky Horror Show,” with direction by Sarah Norris. Featuring a top caliber of musical theatre performers, this production will be unlike any version of “Rocky” you’ve seen before. Performances begin June 28.

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Monday, April 3, 2023

Spring slowly

Adult male American Robin feeding nestlings

Deer are the first sign that

Spring has come … tracks up the

snow-laden driveway and in the

small meadow lakeside, wary polite

encounters when we drive up and

down our narrow dirt roads — the now

wiser deer engaging us, gauging our

movements and moments to dash from

one side to the other … full-rumped from

their winter encampments where they

avoid the few predators that dare the

deep woods, eat their fill of winter

mast and await the birthing of their

fawns in May and June.

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Monday, April 3, 2023

Adirondack musicians Dave Ruch and Colleen Cleveland to host workshops in early May

Musician Dave Ruch.

Musician and teaching artist Dave Ruch, along with Brant Lake, NY singer Colleen Cleveland, will present a series of free and open-to-the-public workshops to introduce some “heritage” music from Colleen’s family to area musicians and other interested parties.

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Saturday, April 1, 2023

Adirondack Harvest Seeks Sponsors, Vendors, & Volunteers for Sept. 23 Festival

Adirondack Harvest Festival

Lewis, NY – Adirondack Harvest is seeking sponsors, vendors, volunteers and petting zoo animals for the 7th annual Adirondack Harvest Festival. The Festival is scheduled for Saturday, September 23, 2023 from 12 to 5 p.m. at the Essex County Fairgrounds. The event will follow the same format as past festivals, with a large farmers’ market, local food trucks, “Local Libations” tent, hands-on workshops, kids’ activities, draft horse and wagon rides, and more.

 

The theme of the hands-on workshops and demonstrations will be “Local Fiber and Wool” with experts leading sessions on natural dyes for yarn and fabric, sheep shearing, spinning, weaving, and more.

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Saturday, April 1, 2023

Plattsburgh State Art Museum to host two-day mini symposium, April 6 and 7

 

Alaskan Art by Rockwell Kent

The Plattsburgh State Art Museum will host a mini symposium, “Creative Catalyst: Exploring Rockwell Kent’s Alaskan Adventure,” Thursday, April 6 and Friday, April 7, 2023. All related events are free and open to the public.

The mini symposium marks two days of engaging and invigorating activities in a celebration of inspiration and creativity. Discover the remarkable story of Rockwell Kent’s 1918 Alaskan adventure as you connect through art, storytelling, film screenings, and workshops – all while being inspired to pursue your true calling. Join us for this special occasion that honors the legacy of the Rockwell Kent Collection.

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Friday, March 31, 2023

Adirondack Interpretive Center announces roundup of Spring events

AIC spring 2023 events.

Newcomb, NY – The Adirondack Interpretive Center (AIC) has recently announced a lineup of events to kick off the Spring season including a series of free “mud season movies,” early migrant bird walks, and a one-day introduction to fly fishing workshop. The 2023 mud season movies will be shown every Saturday in April at 1:30 p.m. at the Adirondack Interpretive Center, Newcomb Campus. (More information on the mud season movies in the image above.) The film series is sponsored by the Adirondack Park Institute.

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Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Bears

bear cubs

Diminution: I – BEARS, rev.

Author’s note: Spring is almost upon us and the bears will be coming out and eventually down to our villages and towns; will eventually have unhappy altercations with homeowners as food becomes scarce and they get hungrier. They will also get shot and killed — 16 last year alone by the DEC.

This poem is both a memorial to what occurred and an admonition about what is sure to occur again. The question it leaves unanswered — are we willing to do anything to prevent or mitigate that occurrence? 

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Tuesday, March 28, 2023

The Sembrich Awarded $120,400 in New York State Grants

Interior view of The Sembrich.

Bolton Landing, NY – The Sembrich was awarded a total of $120,400 in grant funding from New York State to support new and ongoing initiatives. The funds were awarded through two agencies, the NYS Council on the Arts (NYSCA) and I LOVE NY/New York State’s Division of Tourism. 

“We are grateful to the State of New York, the Council on the Arts, and I LOVE NY for their partnership and support,” says Director of Institutional Advancement Caleb Eick. “These funds will allow us to continue to grow and expand our programs and presence in our community. We are excited to undertake new initiatives and further solidify The Sembrich and our region as a world-class cultural destination.”

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Saturday, March 25, 2023

Poetry in the ADKs: ACW’s new poetry machine, Poem Village 2023

A woman takes a break from her day to read a Poem Village submission in Saranac Lake

Saranac Lake, NY – Poetry is alive and well in the Adirondack region, inspiring folks to embrace their creative sides while visiting various locations in the Adirondacks. Two such examples of artistic outlets include a recently released Poetry Machine created by those at the Adirondack Center for Writing (ACW) based in Saranac Lake. Another is ACW’s upcoming Poem Village 2023, a program in which submitted poems will be published and hung in storefront windows in Saranac Lake in mid-April, remaining up until mid-May. Poetry submissions are due by April 1. 

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