Adirondack Experience staff has recently announced a lineup of winter events including a Tasty Tales webinar with Chris Shaw, a Sensory Snowshoeing event, a Board Games in Blue event, A Place to Sit (or Not) – An Expression of Style virtual program that features speakers/artists Tim Fortune, Barry Lobdell, and Jonathan Sweet, and a member’s only snowshoe hike. See below for details about these events.
BLUE MOUNTAIN LAKE, NY—The Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts (ALCA) is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a grant of $295,000 from the New York State Council on
the Arts (NYSCA) for ALCA’s Adirondack (ADK) Quad-County Region Statewide Community Regrants (SCR) Program for fiscal year 2023. The award, which resulted from an application by ALCA staff members in NYSCA’s “Support for Partnerships” category, represents a greater-than-125% increase in the arts center’s current SCR funding of $130,000. In providing the grant, NYSCA approved 100% of ALCA’s request for the additional $165,000.
Lake Placid, NY – The Lake Placid Center for the Arts (LPCA), in partnership with the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA), will administer a large-scale, statewide regrant program focused on audience-building for the 2023/2024 presenting season.
The Tannery Pond Center is pleased to announce a series of upcoming winter coffeehouse concerts that showcase the talents of many area musicians. The next coffeehouse concert is slated for tomorrow, Sunday, January 29 and will feature Ethan Crowley, a talented young artist with music style and production experience beyond his 18 years. See below for additional winter coffeehouse concerts scheduled for February and March.
Community Pride Day 2023 Shirt Design Contest – Deadline 2/17/23 Want to see your design be a part of this year’s Community Pride Day? Your challenge is to create a design/logo that illustrates what community pride means to you. One lucky winner will have their design be the logo for this year’s Community Pride Day, which will take place on Wednesday, May 3, 2023. *Community Pride
Day is a day when communities around us all take a moment to clean up our streets and get ready for summer.
Saranac Lake, NY – BroadworldWorld has announced that of its 19 Nominations for its 2022 Summer Season, Pendragon Theatre has received 3 Wins which include Best Performer in a Musical (Hannah-Kathryn Wall), Best Lighting Design (Leo Lei) and the top award of Favorite Theatre in the Central New York Region. There were countless runners-up including longtime Pendragon alum Christopher Leifheit (Best Supporting Performer) and Kent Streed (Best Costume and Scenic Design).
For the full results of nominations and wins, visit https://www.pendragontheatre.
KEENE, NY – The Adirondack Land Trust on Tuesday, February 7, 2023, 7–8 pm, is hosting The Art + Science of A Warbler’s Journey. This free virtual event features Pulitzer-Prize finalist, renowned ornithologist and author Scott Weidensaul and award-winning illustrator Nancy Lane.
In their children’s book, A Warbler’s Journey, Weidensaul’s story of a tiny warbler’s migration from the tropics of Central America to the Canadian tundra is brought to life through Lane’s oil paintings. They will provide an insider’s view of the unique collaboration behind this book, which was included on NPR’s 2022 “Books We Love” list.
Saranac Lake, NY – The Adirondack Artists Guild will present “The Hearth,” an exhibit of recent watercolor paintings by Michael Burpoe during the month of February. The show will open with a reception on Friday, February 3, from 5 to 8 p.m., and will run through March 14.
It wasn’t really on the list,
but why not take, I thought, an hour or so
to shift some things in the garage.
It was a good excuse to start an outdoor fire,
to warm my hands between each shifting shift.
Except, I spent more time beside the fire pit
than working hard on the garage.
The news of Russell Banks’s death reached me through a text from a friend. I then read his obituary in The New York Times. I knew Russell Banks a little bit, but I had been a fan of his books since the 1980s when I was living in New York City, and a friend lent me a review copy of Continental Drift. I was blown away by the book but could not finish it before leaving for a trip west. I remember finding Continental Drift in a bookstore in Boston a few months later and read the last few chapters there. Continental Drift was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize for fiction but lost to Larry McMurtry’s Lonesome Dove.
North Creek, NY- The Tannery Pond Center has recently announced a roundup of winter activities that will suit a variety of ages and interests, including an American Red Cross Blood Drive community event, Winter Coffeehouse Series concerts, a Local Talent Night which showcases area musicians, a Ski Movie Night, a new Widlund Gallery exhibit called Daring Descents: Images of Mountain Sports, a yoga session, and a Kids’ Valentine’s Themed Art Workshop. See below for more details about these events.
TUPPER LAKE: Two distinguished guest speakers, Dr. Harold Rosenbaum and Dr. William Tortolano, will be giving talks on January 6 and 28 that feature the history of classical music and the group of Canadian artists known as the Group of Seven in a Winter Speaker Series co-hosted by Tupper Arts and the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts. Both talks will be held at the Tupper Arts Center, 106 Park Street. These talks are free and open to the public, with a suggested donation of $10 to benefit the programming by both arts centers.
On Friday, Jan. 6 at 7 p.m., Dr. Harold Rosenbaum, founder of The New York Virtuoso Singers and part-year resident of Tupper Lake, will present a talk he is calling “A Concise History of Classical Music,” an hour and a half lecture and demonstration at the piano on the development of classical music from the medieval period to the present. This talk will be followed by a Q & A session.
Old Forge, NY – The Old Forge Library announced today a grant award totaling $80,000 over a 2-year period from the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) to support the recovery of the nonprofit arts and culture sector. Following New York State’s historic investment for the arts, NYSCA has awarded $90 million since Spring 2022 to a record number of artists and organizations across the state.
January 2, 2023 — Lake Placid, NY — Starting this Friday, January 6, the Adirondack Mountain Club’s (ADK’s) Cascade Welcome Center will be hosting free weekend nature and recreation programs throughout the winter season. Led by ADK naturalists, each program is open to all ages and aims to connect locals and visitors to the natural wonders of the Adirondacks.
Snowshoe rentals can be provided free of charge for all programs. Participants should come prepared with warm layers to spend at least an hour outside in subfreezing temperatures. Details about each program are listed below.
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