Saturday, November 18, 2023

Lecture on John Brown in Westport, Dec. 6

John Brown by Southworth Hawes 1856

When John Brown Came To Westport: American Abolitionism and American Slavery Before the Civil War
A lecture with American historian, Connor Williams

Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2023, 5:30 PM

 

“The past is a foreign country,” the novelist L.P. Hartley once wrote. “They do things differently there.”

Perhaps nothing about American history is more foreign to us today than our history as a slave society. Yet that is our national truth, and our original sin. By the 1861 outbreak of the Civil War, the United States was the world’s greatest slave power. For almost 250 years Americans and their ancestors had created, maintained, and spread systems of enslavement throughout much of our nation. Indeed, it will take another 88 years before the lands of the United States will have known freedom for longer than they have known enslavement. » Continue Reading.


Friday, November 17, 2023

Lake Placid Center for the Arts Hosts Winter Prom Fundraising Event Dec. 7

LPCA winter prom logo

Lake Placid, NY –  Lake Placid Center for the Arts (LPCA) is excited to announce the first ever Winter Prom Fundraiser, to be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, December 7 in the LPCA’s Annex Building (“the Cafetorium.”) All are invited to take a trip down memory lane for this fun and kitschy holiday party. While LPCA will miss hosting Joy to the Children this year, the staff and board wanted to bring people together to celebrate winter in a new fun way, while still generating much needed funds for year-round initiatives from the pottery program to summer camps. » Continue Reading.


Thursday, November 16, 2023

Holiday shopping events, community celebrations around the ADKs

Christmas tree ornaments.

Lake Placid, NY – Adirondack residents and visitors are encouraged to shop locally this holiday season. Community events, craft fairs, small business Saturdays, and holiday-themed shopping events have been scheduled throughout November and December.

Many of these community- and business-based events focus on the importance of supporting local shops, services, and restaurants throughout the holiday season by presenting unique shopping experiences, highlighting the availability of unique gift ideas, and showcasing personalized service.

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Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation to host “Loon Zooms” through April

loon on a lake

Saranac Lake, NY – The Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation (ACLC) has recently announced a winter series of “Loon Zooms” that will take place monthly through April. The online presentations will feature a new topic and new speaker each month, giving guests a wide range of information about these unique and intriguing animals. Those interested are encouraged to save the dates listed below and register early, as space is limited. The Loon Zooms are offered free of charge to ACLC donors (using a coupon code provided on the ACLC website), and are $10 each session for others. The zoom link will be provided after registration is complete.

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Wednesday, November 15, 2023

“Small Business Selfie” – Photo Contest Seeks Entries

shop local logo for Downtown Gloversville

GLOVERSVILLE, NY – The Gloversville Downtown Development Specialist (GDDS) Office at Fulton County Center for Regional Growth (CRG) is sponsoring an online photo contest with the focus being on Downtown Gloversville businesses.

“The holiday shopping season is here and with it comes a focus on supporting our local and small businesses,” said Jennifer Donovan, the Gloversville DDS. “From Nov. 25th (Small Business Saturday) through Dec. 10th, shoppers are encouraged to come to Downtown Gloversville and take a photo of their experience and to submit digital photos. A winner will be drawn randomly from the entries on Dec. 11th and the winner will receive a gift certificate from the Downtown Gloversville business of their choice.” » Continue Reading.


Tuesday, November 14, 2023

North Country School Presents: “The One-Act Play That Goes Wrong” on Nov. 17

 

Graphic for The One Act Play That Goes Wrong

North Country School Presents: “The One-Act Play That Goes Wrong” Comedic Performance from Students Free and Open to the Public

Lake Placid, NY – Get ready for an uproarious evening of laughter and entertainment as North Country School proudly presents “The One-Act Play That Goes Wrong.” This hilarious comedy, created in 2012 and winner of the 2015 Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Comedy, promises to leave the audience in stitches.

Event Details:
● Date: Friday, November 17
● Time: 4:30 p.m.
Location: North Country School’s Walter Breeman Performing Arts Center (WallyPAC)

“The One-Act Play That Goes Wrong” takes you on a journey with the Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society, a local theater group attempting to put on a 1920s murder mystery. As the title suggests, chaos ensues as everything that can go wrong does. From falling set pieces to missed lines and disappearing props, the play is a riotous adventure from start to finish. This side-splitting comedy is currently a hit on Broadway, and now you can experience it right here in the Adirondacks at North Country School. » Continue Reading.


Tuesday, November 14, 2023

NFCT Online Auction Supports Stewardship and Programming

Northern Forest Canoe Trail logo.


WAITSFIELD, VT
— The Northern Forest Canoe Trail (NFCT) hosts its annual online auction Nov. 15-30 to support stewardship and programming along the 740-mile water trail connecting New York, Vermont, Quebec, New Hampshire and Maine.

Every year, the auction features outdoor gear and experiences donated by NFCT partners and supporters. Highlights include a cedar strip canoe donated by Grant Faller, gift cards from L.L. Bean, gear from NRS and much more.
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Sunday, November 12, 2023

Tickets Now Available for The Wild Center’s Wild Lights

lights wrapping trees at Tupper Lake's Wild Center, Wild Lights exhibit

Tupper Lake, N.Y. – The Wild Center is excited to announce that Wild Lights presented by Merrill L. Thomas, Inc. will be returning for its fourth season. The evening experience transforms The Wild Center’s 115-acre campus into a winter wonderland with a variety of activities and lit displays. Wild Lights will run on Friday and Saturday evenings from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. beginning Fri., Nov. 24 with tickets on sale now. » Continue Reading.


Saturday, November 11, 2023

ACW to host poet Richard Levine for Barkreaders series, Nov. 15

Poet Richard Levine.

Saranac Lake, NY — The next installment of the Adirondack Center for Writing’s Barkreaders series will feature poet Richard Levine. Barkreaders provides local writers an opportunity to hear from and meet new authors. Levine is a poet from Seward, NY, and will read from his latest collection, Now in Contest. The event will be held from 7-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 15, at the Adirondack Center for Writing (ACW), located at 15 Broadway in downtown Saranac Lake. Levine’s reading will be followed by an open mic, which offers attendees a chance to share up to five minutes of their writing in front of an audience. Admission to the event is free, with a suggested donation at the door; RSVP at adirondackcenterforwriting.org/event/barkreaders-richard-levine.

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Friday, November 10, 2023

Next APA Board Meeting set for Nov. 16

 

Ray Brook, NY – The Adirondack Park Agency (APA) will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday, November 16, 2023. The meeting will be held at the Agency’s headquarters in Ray Brook, NY. The public is welcome to attend in person or remotely.

Public comment will be available to members of the public who attend the Agency meeting in person as well as those who participate remotely. If you would like the opportunity to make a public comment remotely, please email your name and the phone number used to call into the Board Meeting to AgencyMeeting.PublicComment@apa.ny.gov. Those who sign up for public comment will be limited to three minutes each. Public comment will not be accepted on any agenda items that are before the Board.  » Continue Reading.


Thursday, November 9, 2023

Paul Smith’s College VIC to offer “Hotter Planet, Hotter Politics” Lecture on Nov. 11

Graphic for Nov. 11 climate change presentation at Paul Smith's College VIC.

Paul Smiths, NY – As part of their Fall Lecture Series, Paul Smith’s College VIC will host a presentation called, “Hotter Planet, Hotter Politics,” featuring Bill McKibben and Rev. Lennox Yearwood, Jr. on Saturday, November 11 from 3 to 4 p.m. The lecture series is sponsored by the Adirondack Council and is free to students from Paul Smith’s College and North Country Community College, a donation of $5 from others is requested.

Bill McKibben is founder of Third Act, which organizes people over the age of 60 for action on climate and justice.

His 1989 book The End of Nature is regarded as the first book for a general audience about climate change, and has appeared in 24 languages. He’s gone on to write 20 books, and his work appears regularly in periodicals from the New Yorker to Rolling Stone. He serves as the Schumann Distinguished Scholar in Environmental Studies at Middlebury College, as a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and he has won the Gandhi Peace Prize as well as honorary degrees from 20 colleges and universities. He was awarded the Right Livelihood Award, sometimes called the alternative Nobel, in the Swedish Parliament. Foreign Policy named him to its inaugural list of the world’s 100 most important global thinkers.

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Thursday, November 9, 2023

Olympic Authority Announces Season-Opening NAC Cup at Mt Van Hoevenberg

NAC Olympic boblsed

LAKE PLACID — The New York State Olympic Regional Development Authority (Olympic Authority) announces the North American Cup (NAC) season-opener taking place Wednesday, Nov. 15 through Sunday, Nov. 19 at the Mt Van Hoevenberg Sliding Center.

The NAC circuit brings together international competitors for men’s and women’s bobsled and skeleton races that count toward the overall season points standings. Athletes on the NAC tour are typically in a developmental stage as they hone their skills in competitive races that are just below the World Cup level. After opening in Lake Placid, the NAC tour will make stops in Whistler, British Columbia and Park City, Utah before wrapping up the season March 2-10 at Mt Van Hoevenberg. » Continue Reading.


Wednesday, November 8, 2023

INTERWOVEN ensemble blends classical elements from East and West

Interwoven Full Ensemble

New York-based intercultural ensemble INTERWOVEN celebrates and integrates traditional Asian music and Western classical music through performing, commissioning, and recording contemporary works. Exploring time-honored soundscapes of Asia and Europe, the ensemble weaves together musical and artistic threads from diverse origins and traditions and intertwines unique Asian perspectives and aesthetics to create holistic, innovative works and music experiences that encourage inclusion and harmony between various American communities. » Continue Reading.


Wednesday, November 8, 2023

Major Winter Attractions Coming to Lake George

ice castles in the night

The New Destination for the Most Winter Fun

Magical Attractions Will Transform the Lake George, N.Y., Area into the Northeast’s New Wintertime Destination for Family Entertainment

LAKE GEORGE, N.Y. – This winterLake George, N.Y., will welcome a pair of magical celebrations to delight people of all ages:

• In December, Lake George Winter‘s Dream, a brand-new outdoor immersive multimedia experience, will unfold at the Fort William Henry historical fortress. Surrounding visitors in light, sound, original music, video projection and interactivity, the experience will recall the rich emotions, sensations and magic of the winter season. The attraction will unfold in the Fort’s outdoor courtyard and on its four bastions. » Continue Reading.


Tuesday, November 7, 2023

Upper Jay Art Center to host a dance party, play reading, and concert

Crowd shot of an event inside the Upper Jay Art Center.

Upper Jay Art Center staff have recently announced a diverse lineup of events to suit an array of interests, including a dance party slated for this Saturday, November 11, a play reading of Six Men Dressed Like Joseph Stalin by Dianne Nora on Saturday, November 18, and a concert featuring the band Low Lily on Saturday, December 9.  Please see below for details on these events.

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