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Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Adirondack Performance of Seussical: The Musical

The Adirondack Lakes Center for the­ Arts’ 2018 Summer Theatre Festival concludes with touring performances of Seussical: The Musical. Performances run August 2 through 6, and venues include Indian Lake Theater, Newcomb School, Lake Placid Junior Senior High School, Tannery Pond Center, and the View. The cast features Benjamin Hergenroeder as Cat in the Hat, LeAnn Yelton as Sour Kangaroo, Michael Hudlin as Horton the Elephant, Catherine Purcell as Gertrude McFuzz, Annachristi Cordes as Mayzie La Bird, and Gage Morris as Jojo, with an extended cast of actors from across » Continue Reading. View original post.

Monday, July 30, 2018

NorthCountryARTS Holding Studio Tour

NorthCountryARTS has announced a pair of one-day self-guided artist studio tours on consecutive weekends. The first, highlighting artists in Glens Falls, will be held on Saturday, August 4 from 10 am to 5 pm. The second tour will be Saturday, August 11, from 10 am to 5 pm highlighting artists in the Lake George and North Warren region of Warren County. On August 4, thirteen artists with studios in Glens Falls will open their doors to highlight their work ranging from painting and fabric art to pottery and jewelry. Most of the artists are located in the Shirt Factory in >>More

Monday, July 30, 2018

ADKX Adds Exhibit On Adirondack Segregation

Adirondack Experience, the Museum on Blue Mountain Lake, has announced a new acquisition on view in its Life in the Adirondacks exhibition: a cramped, dilapidated shack, known as “The Closet” that for two summers was home to a young and talented African-American tenor, Fulton Fryar. Through the combined efforts of Adirondack Architectural Heritage, the Seagle Music Colony, and Adirondack Experience, this historic artifact was saved from demolition and will help educate museum visitors about the history of racial discrimination in the Adirondack Park. <img class="wp-image-141030 alignright" src="https://www.adirondackalmanack.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/The-Closet-relocated-to-Life-In-The-Adirondacks-Exhibition-at-Adirondack-Experience.png" alt="The Closet relocated to Life In The Adirondacks » Continue Reading. View original >>More

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Poetry: Spectacle Lake

Spectacle Lake Disembodied from the bleeding virus of breaking news, my brain is ready for the cold medicine of the Adirondacks in April, where I can wait for the wild, unscripted providence of a quiet- clear as chartreuse-rising from the granite stomach of a lake speckled by loons. Photo of Spectacle Lake by George Cassidy Payne. View original post.

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Open Studio Tours and Adirondack Art Trails

My family likes to take part in art walks and gallery openings in and out of the Adirondack Park. We enjoy the arts and with a beautiful backdrop like the Adirondacks, what better place is there to explore art and nature? This weekend area artists open their doors for the monthly Saranac Lake Artworks Studio Tours. With live demonstrations, artists create and showcase their original work while visitors take part in self-guided tours.  Each month the list of artists alters slightly. The upcoming studio tour days will be July 27-29, August 31-September 2, September 28-30, October 27-29, and November 30-December >>More

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Riverfront Arts Fest In Warrensburgh Friday

An Adirondack Riverfront Arts Festival will take place Friday, July 27 from 3 to 6 pm at the Warrensburgh Riverfront Farmers’ Market, down by the river on State Route 418. There will be demonstrations and sales of “Made in the Adirondacks” hand-crafted work. Demonstrations will include blacksmithing, rustic furniture building, paper bead making, basketry, jewelry design, spinning, painting, and more. Visitors can learn the processes used to make healing soaps and lotions and the benefits of essential oils from Darlene Gregson; visit with local author Pat Leonard who will be personalizing her books; observe the technique of Kaena Peterson as >>More

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Film Forum Name Change, 2018 Festival Moved To October

The Adirondack Film Society (AFS) has announced a re-brand of their premier film event, the Lake Placid Film Forum (LPFF), and will celebrate its nearly 20-year history with a gala tribute to the AFS-LPFF’s co-founder on October 25th. The Lake Placid Film Forum has been re-named the Lake Placid Film Festival, and the stated theme of the 2018 film festival is “Diversity.” The Adirondack Film Society (AFS) launched its signature annual event, the Lake Placid Film Forum, in 2000 with the aim of bringing high-quality independent and other films that are hard to find in public venues in the Adirondack >>More

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Essex County Arts & Crafts Festival August 1st

On Wednesday, August 1, this year’s second Essex County Arts & Crafts Festival will take place at the Essex County Fairgrounds in Westport from 10 am to 6 pm. Nearly 40 local artists and crafters from 16 towns in Essex County and the neighboring region are expected to exhibit their hand-made creations of use and beauty. Over 600 visitors attended the last Festival, according to organizers, who said they came from over 130 different zip codes across the country. The first installment of the 2018 Essex County Arts & Crafts Festival was held on Friday, July 6th at the » >>More

Sunday, July 22, 2018

ROOST Releases 2017 Leisure Travel Study Results

The results of the latest Leisure Travel Information Study concludes a return of $62 for every dollar spent on marketing in 2017. The study also provides comprehensive traveler demographic insight for the Adirondacks’ Essex, Franklin, and Hamilton counties. For the 14th year, the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism (ROOST) contracted an independent third party, PlaceMaking, to conduct a Leisure Travel Information Study, which includes a regional return on marketing investment analysis, plus traveler data for the three counties. ROOST is the accredited destination marketing organization (DMO) responsible for promoting Essex County, Franklin County, Hamilton County, the Town of North Elba, >>More

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Richard Gast: Scream for Ice Cream

You know it’s hot outside when you stop by a friend’s home on the 4th of July, he’s got a growler of Township 7 Raspberry Haze ale and a half-gallon of Stewart’s butter pecan ice-cream on the kitchen counter, and he’s making himself a craft-beer float. “Try one!” he said. Let’s just say it’s an acquired taste. But it made me think that something similar may have been the inspiration for Butterbeer, the brisk, inebriating beverage enjoyed by the characters in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter novels. So, I asked him what the inspiration for his craft-beer float was and he >>More