The Lake Placid Film Festival is scheduled for Thursday through Sunday, October 20-23. Festival organizers have announced an eclectic lineup of featured films, including two documentaries, The Automat, and Brainwashed. See below for details on these documentaries including links to view their trailers. This year’s festival presenters will be Lisa Hurwitz and Paul Hardart.
Wild & Woodsy ADK, photography exhibit featuring Tracy Genovese, on display at the Old Forge Library through Oct. 29
Wild & Woodsy ADK, an exhibit of photography by Tracy Genovese, will be on display October 7 through October 29 at the Old Forge Library located at 220 Crosby Blvd.
A self-taught photographer, Tracy has traveled to New Zealand, Argentina, China, Portugal, Italy and more, capturing the beauty and culture of each place with her camera, but her all-time favorite location to photograph is the Adirondacks.
Glens Falls, NY – The Hyde Collection is pleased to announce that the best British Theatre and Great Art from around the world are available to experience On Screen @ The Hyde. Beginning October 8, 2022, The Hyde Collection is the exclusive Capital Region area venue for this thrilling film series of great plays and exceptional art. Whether you show up for serious drama, romcoms, sold-out theatre hits, or award-winning
documentaries, we bring you unmissable experiences filmed live from Britain’s most exciting stages or captured from destinations worldwide. You’ll always have the best seat in the house at The Hyde Collection. Whether you’re watching Arthur Miller’s captivating The Crucible, Shakespeare’s romantic comedy of sun, sea, and mistaken identity in Much Ado About Nothing, or touring the legendary city of Venice and its museums, streets, and canals – you’ll be at the heart of the action.
Chilled breezes, like icy satin, awaken me from the vagaries,
That muddle one’s thoughts as sleep approaches.
Pungent aroma of smoky air drifting across sills, startles.
“Every Which Way the Wind Blows,” an exhibit of recent paintings by Jeanne Danforth, will be the featured show at the Adirondack Artists Guild during the month of October. The exhibit opens on Friday, October 7, with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m.
The annual Quilts Unlimited Exhibition will be unveiling the extravagant works of fiber arts, created by some of the most preeminent quilters in the country at View, the arts center in Old Forge, on Saturday, October 1. The exhibition will run through December 3.
Beyond the Peaks Student Film Festival open to high schoolers in NY, VT and QC, runs through 2022-23 school year
Mountain Lake PBS is proud to present the fourth Beyond the Peaks Student Film Festival — a festival celebrating creativity and amplifying youth voices across our region through film and digital storytelling. The film festival is open to high school students in NY, VT, and QC, and will run through the 2022-2023 school year. Applicants will have the opportunity to win three prizes, first place is $1,000, second place is $500 and third place is $250. Submissions will be due April 30, 2023, and a Red Carpet Showcase event will take place in May 2023.
Hill and Hollow Music: Alexander String Quartet performs at Saranac Methodist Church in Saranac on Oct. 2
The Alexander String Quartet performs at the Saranac Methodist Church on Route 3 in Saranac, New York on Sunday, October 2 at 3:00 pm. The program features Mozart’s String Quartet No. 22 in B-flat major, K589; Danish composer Carl Nielsen’s String Quartet No. 1 in G minor, Op. 13; and Debussy’s String Quartet in G minor, Op. 10. They play on a matched set of instruments made in San Francisco by Francis Kuttner, known as the Ellen M. Egger quartet.
Admission at the door is $15 general; $12 seniors; $5 students; free for children under 12.
The 10th annual Adirondack Kids Day is scheduled for Saturday, October 1 in Inlet, NY. Central Adirondack Kiwanis will once again be the main sponsor for the event which is inspired by the best-selling children’s book series, The Adirondack Kids ® written by Gary and Justin VanRiper of Camden, NY, and celebrates families having fun together in the great outdoors.
SARANAC LAKE — The September ArtMarket & Studio Tours will take place this Saturday and Sunday, September 24 and 25 in Saranac Lake and surrounding areas.
Organized and hosted by Saranac Lake ArtWorks and the Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, the September ArtMarket & Studio Tours will include an art market at Riverfront Park near the state boat launch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, and studio tours around the area on Sunday, Sept. 25.
NYS DEC is pleased to announce the start of its annual Arbor Day Poster Contest. Each year, DEC’s Urban and Community Forestry program coordinates the contest to promote the immeasurable value of trees in the environment and New Yorkers’ lives. The winner of the contest will have their photo or artwork reproduced as the 2023 Arbor Day Poster, to commemorate the holiday.
Lake Placid Laughs interview featuring Hollie Harper, acclaimed comedian & Lake Placid Film Festival collaborator
Lake Placid Laughs featuring Hollie Harper
Now, in conversation with Noah Ramer
In the first minute of my interaction with the acclaimed comedian and recent Lake Placid Film Festival collaborator, one attribute became immediately apparent: Hollie Harper loves the spoken word. “I’m a linguistics nerd, I love everything from the etymology of words to new slang.” It’s this passion for words and how they resonate across communities and cultures that has influenced every step of Hollie’s professional journey in comedy.
Essex Community Fund grant recipients announced, over $21,000 awarded to community organizations serving Essex
ESSEX — The Essex Community Fund (ECF) has awarded over $21,000 to community organizations dedicated to improving the quality of life in this Champlain Valley town.
A total of nine organizations received funding in 2022. A component fund of Adirondack Foundation, ECF awards grants yearly to projects serving residents of Essex through community services, beautification, historic preservation, culture, the arts, education, and programs for youth and senior citizens.
Adirondack Experience, the museum on Blue Mountain Lake, (ADKX) has released its upcoming fall programs and events which include nature hikes, Xperience For All (an event which celebrates outdoor recreation for all), FallFest, a virtual program in which three panelists will discuss Adirondack architecture, and more. Please see below for details on these events.
The Adirondack Harvest Festival will return to its one-day, in-person format on Saturday, Sept. 24 from noon to 5 p.m. at the Essex County Fairgrounds in Westport, NY. This will be the first time the event has fully returned to the Essex County Fairgrounds for one large, in-person event since 2019. The event will follow the same format as past festivals, with a large farmers’ market, local food trucks, local libations tent (beer, mead and wine), demonstrations and talks, kids’ activities, farm animals, and much more.
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