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.
UCALL and the Kelly Adirondack Center present a Contemporary Iroquois Art program with Colette Lemmon scheduled for Thursday, September 22 at 5:30 p.m. at the Reamer Campus Center at Union College in Schenectady. Refreshments will be available beginning at 5 p.m.
From the elegant beauty of baskets and antler carving to the thoughtful, occasionally provocative imagery of sculpture and painting, Iroquois art offers a window into the culture itself. Join us as we explore a wide range of contemporary Iroquois art and the inspiration, creative process, and purpose behind these amazing expressions. Rooted in the past but invested in the future, Iroquois art contains references to stories, values, history, cultural identity and the nearly insurmountable challenge of maintaining traditions in the face of change and assimilation.
PLATTSBURGH — The Tsi ietsenhtha Plattsburgh Art Project and North Country libraries are presenting a series of events this fall to help build a bridge between the more than 4,000 Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) people who live in Northeastern New York, and those who may be unfamiliar with their rich culture. The events, to be hosted by various local libraries, include storytelling, film, crafts and singing. They are designed to foster communication and understanding of diverse cultures, said Steve Kenworthy, director of the Clinton-Essex Franklin Library System (CEFLS).
Indian Lake, NY – The 12th Annual Great Adirondack Moose Festival (GAMF) , New York State’s premier and only moose-themed fete, offers visitors of all ages a fantastic Adirondack experience. Held in Indian Lake, in the heart of the Adirondack Park, moose-themed family fun activities will be the main attraction during the weekend of September 23, 24, and 25. During the festival, visitors are encouraged to explore the region’s peaks, valleys, rivers, and lakes and revel in the burst of Adirondack fall colors.
The 29th annual Inlet Fall Festival is scheduled for Saturday, September 17 from 10 a.m.–4 p.m. and Sunday, September 18 from 10 a.m.–3 p.m. at Fern Park on South Shore Road. Musical entertainment will be provided by Shaded Grass Bluegrass on Saturday, playing 3 one-hour sets at 10:15 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2:45 p.m.
The Tannery Pond Center (TPC) in North Creek has announced a lineup of Fall events to suit a wide variety of interests. The center will host a series of five workshops designed to inspire participants to delve into their creativity to create one-a-kind works. Also on the docket for this Fall, is the center’s Rockin’ Roots Community Social, a free community event that will be held on October 1. The social will feature live music, a creative cake contest, kids’ activities, artist demonstrations, food trucks, and more.
Space is limited for the workshops, and discounts are offered for those who opt to register for multiple events. For more information, click here.
Wake To It
Quicksilver lives, like glistening waves,
Unrelentingly forming, cresting, diminishing, receding,
Like notes on an ever-moving scale,
On ever-turning pages, speeding faster than light,
Billowing above the beckoning forest canopy,
To the lacrimal sounds of searching loons.
Paul Meyers’ World on a String jazz trio will perform at Weatherwatch Farm in Saranac, New York on Labor Day, September 5 at 3 p.m. Paul Meyers is one of the most admired jazz guitarists active today. His classical guitar artistry finds him equally at home performing musical styles ranging from Bossa Nova to Be-Bop to Bartok – all played with impeccable technique and true passion. His fluid style and lyricism as both virtuoso guitarist-improviser and composer-arranger have won him praise and respect from colleagues, afficionados, and the media.
“An Evening With Greg Klein,” an exhibit of recent plein-air paintings by Klein, will be on display September 2 through October 1 at the Old Forge Library located at 220 Crosby Blvd.
Pendragon Theatre will cap off its summer performance schedule this week with six final performances of The Woods by Jahna Ferron-Smith. The production, directed by Colette Robert, contains explicit content and is suitable for mature audiences only.
About The Woods:
Since its creation, the United States National Park Service has been tasked with preserving, arguably, this country’s most stunning monuments to the “American Dream” – majestic swaths of untamed land, symbolizing the unbridled American spirit that forged a world power; a birthright theoretically available to all Americans, regardless of race. However, dwindling Park attendance nationwide has sent the NPS scrambling to ensure its survival. The mission? To engage those they’ve traditionally left out of the narrative of the great outdoors — people of color.
The Woods, using comedy and acute perception, explores our learned relationships to the American landscape and the consequences those cultural narratives have on young Black Americans and asks: Going forward, might there be a way to manifest a more positive narrative surrounding the natural environment, for the sake of those next in line to inherit it?
LAKE PLACID, NY — On August 20, John Brown Lives! (JBL!) launched its “Freedom Story Project” website — www.freedomstoryproject.org — during the first-ever Adirondack Family Book Festival at the John Brown Farm State Historic Site.
Martha Swan, Executive Director of John Brown Lives!, said, “This website includes the first of many three- to five-minute personal accounts of the activism and engagement of ordinary people working for justice and for human and civil rights, not only here at home, but around the world.”
SARANAC LAKE — The Northern Current Music Festival returns to Riverside Park on Sunday, Sept. 4, with an irresistible lineup of live music.
“We’re thrilled with this year’s lineup and can’t wait for folks to join us,” said Kiki Sarko of Northern Current’s organizing committee. “Our acts explore a huge array of musical genres, representing different countries and cultural backgrounds — and we’ve got a great slate of activities for kids, plus some incredible food. You don’t want to miss it.”
Old Forge, New York — Looking to add a new piece to your art collection? Come to View, the Center for Arts & Culture in Old Forge, on September 3 and find your next masterpiece at the 13th Annual Plein Air Paint Out Art Auction starting at 4 p.m.
Over 40 participating artists in the 3-day Plein Air Paint Out event will donate at least one painting for the live auction. The artists will spend Thursday to Saturday moving around the Old Forge area looking for the perfect Adirondack scene to capture with their paints. Each artist may also offer consignment paintings (pay and take) that are on display starting September 1 at View and will be available for purchase from through September 3, after the auction.
BLUE MOUNTAIN LAKE, N.Y. – Adirondack Experience, The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake (ADKX) is moving full steam ahead with its roster of events for the fall. Check out these family-friendly festivals and performances planned through the end of the 2022 season.
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