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.
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 featuring HollieHarper 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: HollieHarper 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 — 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.
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.
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