Hilarious Silent-Film Comedy + Live Piano Accompaniment = An Evening of Pure Joy
“Steamboat Bill, Jr.”—one of Buster Keaton’s funniest movies—opens the Strand Theater in Schroon Lake’s two-part “Classic Movie Mondays,” on Monday, August 1, at 8 pm.
“I laughed so hard I literally fell out of my seat!” That sentiment pretty much sums up the experience of a few hundred filmgoers who have attended, over the past several years, one or more evenings of silent-film comedy (mostly shorts) accompanied on live piano by Ben Model at the Strand Theater in Schroon Lake.
Tickets: $10 (cash only), available at the door. Box office: 518-532-9077. More info HERE.
Strand Theater, 1102 US-9/Main St., Schroon Lake
Submissions for “Stories of The Past” Exhibit are Open
Call for Artists: SLC Arts’ Stories of The Past Exhibit
SLC Arts is looking for submissions for their upcoming themed art exhibit, Stories of The Past, which will premiere Thursday, September 8th, and will be available for viewing both on their website and in the Creative Spirit Community Arts Center at 6 Raymond St, Potsdam.
Artists are invited to submit artwork that they feel fits the theme in their own creative way. The call for submissions officially opens Monday, July 18th, and closes Friday, August 26th. Submissions can be made HERE.
SLC Arts Council, 2 Park Street, Potsdam
1922 Centennial Evolution of The Adirondack High Peaks Wilderness
2022 marks the centennial of three historic events that ignited public interest in exploring the Adirondack wilderness and climbing the “46” high peaks: formation of the Adirondack Mountain Club (ADK), publication of Robert Marshall’s High Peaks of the Adirondacks, and Grace Hudowalski’s first 46er ascent of Mount Marcy.
The Adirondack History Museum invites the public to celebrate these three seminal events on August 6, 2022. The day-long celebration will include lectures and presentations, a special screening of the film The Mountains Will Wait for You, and a retrospective on the history and future of the Adirondack Mountain Club. A new exhibit featuring this significant year in Adirondack history and its effect on recreation, development, and stewardship in the High Peaks will be on display.
Programs will be followed by musical selections by Peggy Lynn and Dan Duggan, as well as a reception recognizing ADK’s 100th anniversary. Refreshments will be served throughout the day and provided by Green Goddess of Lake Placid.
The event is open to the public (reservations required) and free of charge. Underwritten by the Grace Hudowalski Charitable Trust and sponsored by the Adirondack History Museum, in partnership with the Adirondack Mountain Club and the Adirondack 46ers.
Register for the event – lecture series and reception (9:00 AM to 6:00 PM) HERE.
Register for the reception only (4:00 PM – 6:00 PM) HERE.
August 6th Schedule
9 am: Museum Doors Open – Coffee and Refreshments
10 am: The High Peaks – A Century Ago (Sharp Swan)
11 am: Building the Trails and Making Them Known (Tony Goodwin)
1 pm: Healing and Empowerment in the High Peaks (Bethany Garretson)
2 pm: The Mountains will Wait for You (Fred Schwoebel)
3 pm: ADK at 100 and the future of ADK (Julia Goren)
4 pm: Social Hour – Appetizers and Refreshments
5 pm: Musical Selections (Peggy Lynn) and Recognition of ADK
Adirondack History Museum, 7590 Court St., Elizabethtown
“Inside and Out” by Brianna Forkey at The Strand Center for the Arts in August
The Strand Center for the Arts is thrilled to host “Inside and Out,” artwork created by artist Brianna Forkey, in the Main Gallery. This upcoming exhibition will open in The Strand Center Main Gallery on Friday, August 5th, 2022. A free reception will be held from 5 – 8 pm that night during First Friday Plattsburgh.
This unique exhibit will be on view from August 5th to August 28th, 2022. Regular gallery hours are Wednesday through Saturday, 10 am to 7 pm.
For more information, go HERE.
The Strand Center Main Gallery, 23 Brinkerhoff St., Plattsburgh
Guests of all ages are encouraged to indulge in something sweet at View’s 13th Annual Ice Cream Social on Saturday, July 30 from 11 am through 3 pm at Point Park in the center of Old Forge, across from the Old Forge Hardware Store.
The event allows folks to browse a unique collection of bowls and other ceramic pieces created by local and regional potters, and then select ice cream and toppings of their choice. Pottery prices range from $10 to $25, which includes ice cream and toppings. Guests who do not purchase pottery, may enjoy an ice cream sundae for $5. Participants will also have the opportunity to view pottery demonstrations on site to witness firsthand how these beautiful, one-of-a-kind creations are crafted.
More information HERE.
View Center for Arts and Culture, 3273 State Route 28, Old Forge
Songs at Mirror Lake
Tuesday, August 2nd, Indie Rock Night, Stephen Clair
Get a listen HERE.
For more info on Songs at Mirror Lake, go HERE.
Mid’s Park Bandshell, Main St., Lake Placid
Barkeater Inn Presents African Dance
LAKE PLACID SINFONIETTA PRESENTS
Folksy Music, Peter and the Wolf, and Beautiful Melodies
The Lake Placid Sinfonietta, the Adirondacks’ orchestra of world-class musicians, unleashes the power of music to entertain, educate, and inspire people of all ages.
Concerts are held at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts, in Lake Placid, August 3rd, 4th, and 7th, 2022.
Find out more HERE.
The Bookstore Plus Monday Morning Storytime
Monday, August 1, 10 am
Our storyteller will read Sylvie by Jean Reidy and Yucky Worms by Vivian French. For our craft, we will make egg carton bugs! Storytime is geared towards children ages 3 and up, but all children are welcome!
The Bookstore Plus. 2491 Main St., Lake Placid