Bolton Landing, NY – The Sembrich is pleased to announce its 2023 Summer Festival Trailblazers. From David Smith to Marin Alsop and Alma Mahler to Philip Glass, the singular achievements of outstanding individuals in arts and culture will be celebrated throughout the season by a stellar line-up of today’s finest concert artists! Trailblazers includes 23 individual events throughout the summer months beginning on June 11 and running through August 30. Tickets are on sale for all events.
Ausable River clean up event set for Earth Day, April 22
The Ausable River Association (AsRA), in partnership with One Tree Planted and NRS, is hosting a cleanup along the roadside of the West Branch, East Branch, and Main Stem Ausable River in the communities of Wilmington, Lake Placid, Keene, Upper Jay, and Jay. This cleanup event is slated for Earth Day, Saturday, April 22. All are encouraged to participate in this opportunity to give back to local communities by picking up and removing trash that’s built up throughout the winter.
Virtual discussion about local recreation set for April 19
Queensbury, NY – The Chapman Museum is pleased to present If These Streets Could Talk: Local Recreation & Exploration a Zoom discussion slated for Wednesday, April 19 at 7 p.m. The virtual discussion will feature the following panelists: Ray O’Conor, Christine Merrill, Steve Lovering, and Niles Gagnon.
Kelly Adirondack Center to host Dan Berggren concert May 24
All are welcome to gather for an outdoor concert, Sound of the Adirondacks with Dan Berggren, on Wednesday, May 24 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Kelly Adirondack Center
Paddling Film Fest, ‘Round the Mountain race coming to Saranac Lake, May 12-13
Saranac Lake, NY — The Northern Forest Canoe Trail (NFCT) and its partners will host a film festival and a race in Saranac Lake on May 12-13. On Friday, May 12, the NFCT will team up with NRS and Adirondack Lakes & Trails Outfitters to present the 18th annual World Tour Paddling Film Festival in the auditorium of the Harrietstown Town Hall. The following day — Saturday, May 13 — the NFCT will welcome competitors to take part in the annual ‘Round the Mountain Canoe and Kayak Race.
Volunteers needed for Black Fly Challenge 2023, set for June 10
Black Fly Challenge 2023 is scheduled for Saturday, June 10 and this year’s event organizers are looking for people to help make the day run smoothly. Most of the help is needed the day of the event at Fern Park. If you would like to help during this event, here’s what is needed:
- 2 people to be in charge of the beer trailer (more than just the day of), plus 2 to help them pour beer – noon to 5 p.m.
- 3-4 people to be in charge of parking – 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- 2-3 people at the finish line directing racers and keeping spectators out of the way – 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- 2-3 people at the “fruit” table – noon to 3:30 p.m.
- 3-4 people at the merchandise table – noon to 4 p.m.
- 2-3 people at Hidden Peak intersection to direct racers – 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Saratoga PLAN, Dancing Grain Farm Brewery partner for April 22 Earth Day celebration
Moreau, NY – Dancing Grain Farm Brewery and local land trust Saratoga PLAN (Preserving Land and Nature) are joining forces to release a honey IPA, inspired by the surrounding farmland for Earth Day. Each pour of this new draft will raise $1 toward land conservation in Saratoga County.
The public is invited to commemorate the occasion at Dancing Grain Brewery (180 Old West Rd, Moreau) on Saturday, April 22 from noon to 5 p.m. This Earth Day event will be a celebration of both the environment and the community’s commitment to sustainability.
Bagels & Blood Pressure event set for April 13 in Old Forge
All are welcome to attend the upcoming Bagels & Blood Pressure event slated for Thursday, April 13 from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Old Forge Volunteer Ambulance Corps building located at 2964 State Route 28 (and Spring Street). Bagels & Blood Pressure is a new, monthly food and health event sponsored by Old Forge Volunteer Ambulance Corps, The Old Forge Library, LivingADK, Herkimer County Public Health, and Living Independently is For Everyone at Resource Center for Independent Living [LIFE at RCIL.] Representatives from each organization will be on hand to chat about community health initiatives. The event is free and open to all, and no reservations are required.
Champlain Area Trails announces Grand Hike event for May 6
Westport, NY – Champlain Area Trails (CATS) will present their long-distance Grand Hike on an almost 14-mile walk through forests and fields. They will have three “oases” along the way, where hikers find snacks, water, portapotties, and a chance to mingle with other hikers.
This hike starts at the North McAuliffe Road Trailhead in Willsboro, NY. It ends at the new Mountain Dog Restaurant & Pub in Westport, NY, where hikers can join an “après hike party” featuring live music, drinks, food to purchase, an outdoor games area, and a post-hike celebration.
Pendragon Theatre releases summer festival dates, flex passes on sale through May 1
Saranac Lake, NY – It’s been a busy few weeks for Pendragon Theatre. First, the over-forty-year company has officially released performances and dates for its exciting Summer Festival lineup with discount flex passes on sale through May 1 only. Single tickets on sale after May 1. The festival will run June 28 through September 10 and includes a span of theatrical productions which encompass one American Classic, one Cult Classic, one New Play, one Fairy Tale adaptation, and one hit cabaret event.
To kick off the Summer Festival, Pendragon Theatre will present the cult classic, “The Rocky Horror Show,” with direction by Sarah Norris. Featuring a top caliber of musical theatre performers, this production will be unlike any version of “Rocky” you’ve seen before. Performances begin June 28.
Paul Smith’s College to host SUNY Plattsburgh’s student-run Late Night for the Planet, April 5
Paul Smiths, NY– Late Night for the Planet, a SUNY Plattsburgh student-run show will record an episode at Paul Smith’s College Visitor Interpretive Center on Wednesday, April 5 at 7 p.m. Entitled Late Night for The Planet: Connecting Watershed Science and Nordic Skiing through Climate Change, the episode will feature three Paul Smith’s College guests—two scientists from the college’s Adirondack Watershed Institute and a nationally ranked Paul Smith’s College Nordic skier.
Easter events set for Old Forge, Inlet, Raquette Lake
Easter is on its way, and there are an array of festive events on tap around the Adirondack area including Old Forge, Inlet and Raquette Lake. These events include those of the family-friendly variety, such as egg hunts and an Easter egg dyeing workshop as well as an Adult Egg Hunt in Inlet, NY that will feature a wide variety of prizes donated by local and area businesses.
Adirondack musicians Dave Ruch and Colleen Cleveland to host workshops in early May
Musician and teaching artist Dave Ruch, along with Brant Lake, NY singer Colleen Cleveland, will present a series of free and open-to-the-public workshops to introduce some “heritage” music from Colleen’s family to area musicians and other interested parties.
DEC to Hold Public Information Session for Broadalbin Public Boat Launch Draft UMP, April 18
On March 29, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced the agency is holding an information session to solicit public input on the Broadalbin public boat launch draft Unit Management Plan (UMP). The meeting will include a short presentation by DEC Region 5 Fisheries Manager Rob Fiorentino, followed by an open table session with DEC staff to facilitate conversation and answer questions.
Adirondack Harvest Seeks Sponsors, Vendors, & Volunteers for Sept. 23 Festival
Lewis, NY – Adirondack Harvest is seeking sponsors, vendors, volunteers and petting zoo animals for the 7th annual Adirondack Harvest Festival. The Festival is scheduled for Saturday, September 23, 2023 from 12 to 5 p.m. at the Essex County Fairgrounds. The event will follow the same format as past festivals, with a large farmers’ market, local food trucks, “Local Libations” tent, hands-on workshops, kids’ activities, draft horse and wagon rides, and more.
The theme of the hands-on workshops and demonstrations will be “Local Fiber and Wool” with experts leading sessions on natural dyes for yarn and fabric, sheep shearing, spinning, weaving, and more.
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