Posts Tagged ‘Plattsburgh’

Saturday, May 11, 2024

Jazz Musicians Perform “Coastal Suite” May 19 at Plattsburgh’s Strand Theater

Alan Blackman Jazz will perform The Coastal Suite on Sunday, May 19 at 3 p.m. at the historic Strand Theater in Plattsburgh, New York. The Coastal Suite stands as a significant achievement in the notable career of composer-pianist Alan Blackman. A New Jazz Works commission by Chamber Music America with funding awarded by the Doris Duke Foundation, the full-length, multi-media work was premiered live in Baltimore and New York in 2014 and featured on NPR’s JazzSet with Dee Dee Bridgewater. Performances of The Coastal Suite have met with widespread acclaim by audiences and jazz pundits alike.

Tickets are available online at and also at the Strand Arts Center during their regular business hours. For further information, call (518) 293-7613, e-mail or visit

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Wednesday, January 10, 2024

MLK Celebration set for Jan. 15 in Plattsburgh

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Plattsburgh, NY-  The Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration will take place at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, January 15, 2024 at the Newman Center in Plattsburgh, NY. The Martin Luther King Jr. Committee is looking forward to welcoming attendees for this annual celebration. The theme for 2024 is, “Why we can’t wait: Activating our power for equity in justice.” This year’s celebration will feature Mr. William Verity, music director at Plattsburgh High School (PHS). Verity will intersperse reminiscences of his many valued years at PHS as he finalizes his teaching career before moving on to new adventures. He will conduct the PHS chorus and entertain attendees with selections that reflect his long and memorable career which will relate to the program.

Martin Luther King Jr. promoted nonviolence to seek equality for all people. This program will highlight the importance of making positive change without using violence. The program is free and open to the public.

For more information, please contact: Brett Carpenter, Martin Luther King Jr. Committee President, at or (518) 569-5617.

Photo at top: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Wikimedia Commons photo.


Saturday, November 25, 2023

Grandson Nathan shares tech-savvy skills, glimpsing Beaver Brook bridge project

Sunrise on Old Forge Pond

Winter keeps trying to put a white coat on our landscape, but it melts the next day. The cloud cover made for some nice sunrise and sunset photos. The waxing moon is just a slice of itself which may be hidden in the clouds tonight [Nov. 19]. It was beautiful right out our upstairs windows last night [Nov. 18]. Don Andrews caught one of those nice sunrises over [the] Old Forge Pond one morning. My grandson, Nathan, got a super sunset over Utica the night before. That shot will probably be his screensaver for a while until a better one comes.

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Tuesday, September 5, 2023

Navy Band Northeast to perform Sept. 7 in Plattsburgh

Navy Band Northeast's Ceremonial Band performs a public concert at Washington Square Park in New York City in one of many public concerts supporting Fleet Week New York, 2018.

Navy Band Northeast will bring its public concert series to Plattsburgh, New York on Thursday, September 7, at the Strand Center Theater at 7:30 p.m. This concert is free and open to the public. Led by its Director, Lieutenant David Harbuziuk, the Pops Ensemble performs traditional concert band repertoire while raising public awareness of the Navy and the importance of naval service. The Pops Ensemble regularly features vocalists who perform patriotic classics and jazz standards. The ensemble seeks to delight and unite audiences of children, students, adults, and especially U.S. Military Veterans.

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Saturday, April 1, 2023

Plattsburgh State Art Museum to host two-day mini symposium, April 6 and 7


Alaskan Art by Rockwell Kent

The Plattsburgh State Art Museum will host a mini symposium, “Creative Catalyst: Exploring Rockwell Kent’s Alaskan Adventure,” Thursday, April 6 and Friday, April 7, 2023. All related events are free and open to the public.

The mini symposium marks two days of engaging and invigorating activities in a celebration of inspiration and creativity. Discover the remarkable story of Rockwell Kent’s 1918 Alaskan adventure as you connect through art, storytelling, film screenings, and workshops – all while being inspired to pursue your true calling. Join us for this special occasion that honors the legacy of the Rockwell Kent Collection.

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Thursday, March 16, 2023

World Water Day: 30th Anniversary Celebration set for March 18

lake champlain basin program and neiwpcc logoThe Lake Champlain Basin Program, Champlain Centre Mall, and the Champlain Basin Education Initiative invite the public to participate in a World Water Day Celebration on Saturday, March 18 beginning at 11 a.m. at the mall on Smithfield Blvd. Plattsburgh, NY. Mall guests may view student works about local water resources and interact with more than 20 organizations which will host exhibits and hands-on activities celebrating water resources.

“We’re excited to co-host this in-person World Water Day Celebration with a whole group of enthusiastic partners,” said Sue Hagar, Education and Outreach Steward for the Lake Champlain Basin Program. “The groups are hard at work every day to improve water resources for both drinking water and recreational uses including boating, swimming and fishing, all while encouraging folks to get involved in personal stewardship actions to improve the watershed.”

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Monday, January 16, 2023

AdkAction: Adirondack area plow drivers take part in road salt reduction workshop

Plow drivers in Adirondack area towns took part in a road salt reduction workshop in Peru.

Plow drivers from Peru, Ausable, Plattsburgh and Hague gathered recently in Peru for a workshop to reduce road salt. Thank you to these communities and individuals for going the extra mile to keep winter roads safe and water clean.

Experts from Hague, [including] Rob, Matt, and Tim, demonstrated drop calibration tests with salt trackers on a plow truck to help other shops in our Clean Water, Safe Roads Network learn what the trackers can do for their winter road maintenance operation. By calibrating with a salt tracker, operators have an exact measurement how much salt their trucks are spreading across a lane mile, allowing them to apply salt with more precision.

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Wednesday, January 11, 2023

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Celebration set for Jan. 16 in Plattsburgh

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Ausable Chasm, N.Y. –  For the first time in two years, the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Celebration will take place in-person at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, January 16, 2023 at the Newman Center in Plattsburgh, NY. The annual program is free and open to the public. In 2020 and 2021, the celebrations were held virtually, and the Martin Luther King Jr. Committee is looking forward to welcoming attendees back in person.

This year’s celebration will feature speaker Allison Heard, SUNY Plattsburgh Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Allison is a native of Chicago, Illinois. She earned both her bachelors and masters degrees from the University of Vermont in Burlington. Event organizers said Allison will certainly bring a profound and memorable message to recognize this important day. Martin Luther King Jr. promoted nonviolence to seek equality for all people. In her role as the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Vice President, Allison will promote and emphasize the importance of recognizing everyone equally.

Photo at top: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Wikimedia Commons photo.


Wednesday, January 4, 2023

High Tunnel Winter Greens webinar set for January 9

Plattsburgh, NY – With increasing consumer interest in local foods, growers in northern climates want to learn how to extend their sales opportunities through high tunnel production of greens in the winter season. Winter greens marketing tips developed from high tunnel research trials funded by the farmer-driven Northern New York Agricultural Development Program (NNYADP) will be provided in a January 9, 2023 High Tunnel Winter Greens webinar. Speakers for the 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. webinar will also address pest and disease management for winter greens production.


Pre-registration is required; for details and cost, see, or call 518-569-3073. The webinar is organized by the Eastern New York Commercial Horticulture Program; DEC credits are available.

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Saturday, November 12, 2022

Free Beyond the Peaks “Filmmaking 101” Workshop slated for Nov. 28

Mountain Lake PBS is proud to present the Beyond the Peaks Student Film Festival during the 2022-23 school year. High school and homeschool students who love film and filmmaking are invited to gather for a free, one-day “Filmmaking 101” Workshop at Mountain Lake PBS in Plattsburgh. N.Y. on November 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Workshop participants will learn key audio/video techniques and storytelling best practices.

Attendees will also learn how to navigate the Skills 21 Launchpad film submission platform, and get insights into each of the film festival entry categories. Culminating with optional group work time and 1-on-1 sessions with professional media-makers, this is a great chance to enhance your skills while meeting peer film and video buffs from across the region.

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Tuesday, November 8, 2022

Free Welcoming and Belonging Workshops Offered in Plattsburgh and Glens Falls on Nov. 15 and 16

Glens Falls and Plattsburgh, N.Y. — Small business and nonprofit personnel are invited to develop communication skills that will help them retain employees and support positive customer experiences at a free workshop presented by the Adirondack North Country Association (ANCA) and the Adirondack Diversity Initiative (ADI).

Free Building Welcoming and Belonging in the Workplace workshops will take place on Tuesday, November 15, 2022 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Old Council Chambers, Plattsburgh City Hall, Plattsburgh, N.Y., and Wednesday, November 16, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at WorkSmart Coworking and Meeting Place, 237 Glen Street, Glens Falls, N.Y. Small business owners, employees, aspiring entrepreneurs and nonprofit personnel in ANCA’s 14-county service region are invited to attend. Registration is open at

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Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Libraries partner with Mohawk art group to offer cultural programming

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).

Friday, July 29, 2022

Kids’ activities set for this weekend in Saranac Lake and Plattsburgh


Parents and caregivers looking for something fun to do with their children this weekend are in luck, as an array of children’s programs are slated for establishments in the Adirondack region, including Saranac Lake and Plattsburgh. These activities include a presentation of Disney’s Frozen Jr. at the Pendragon Theatre through July 31 in Saranac Lake, a PBS KIDS Day celebration at Mountain Lake PBS in Plattsburgh on July 30, and a Nature Writing and Drawing for Kids program at the Adirondack Center for Writing on July 30 in Saranac Lake.

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Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Applauding the Plattsburgh Compact

The historic collaboration between the city and town of Plattsburgh — both anchors of the upstate New York economy — is a commitment by local and regional leaders to strive for transformational and generational change that creates harmony, prosperity and lasting impacts for the people and businesses of the greater Plattsburgh region and the North Country.

As community based nonprofit organizations, we applaud the groundbreaking Plattsburgh Compact. We recognize that this promise of collaboration goes deeper than the typical duties of local government, creating a tangible spirit of partnership through public service.

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Monday, April 27, 2020

Spirit Airlines to Resume Service from Plattsburgh in May

Plattsburgh International Airport (PBG) received news that Spirit Airlines will resume a modified schedule starting on May 2. They will be offering three flights a week to Fort Lauderdale (FLL) from Plattsburgh International Airport.

The airline suspended all flights in April due to travel restrictions in light of the global pandemic and travel restrictions.

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