A Conversation with Cole Quest by Matt Dunne
Cole Quest and the City Pickers will bring their high energy and amazing musicianship to the Keene Valley Congregational Church on Saturday, August 20, 8 pm, presented by the East Branch Friends of the Arts.
EBFA’s president Matt Dunne recently interviewed Cole Quest, Woodie Guthrie’s grandson and Arlo Guthrie’s nephew, and you can read it HERE.
And, check out this clip of Cole Quest and the City Pickers HERE.
See you Saturday night!
Essex County Arts Council Out and About
Today’s ECAC Out and About Column by Arts Administrator Susan Hughes takes a look at the Penfield Homestead Museum’s Heritage Day on Sunday, August 21, 2022, 10 am – 3 pm.
Heritage Day at the Penfield Homestead Museum in Crown Point attracts nearly 1,000 visitors annually. For five decades, this community, old and young, as well as families visiting the Champlain Valley, have celebrated all things Penfield. One of the highlights of Heritage Day is the performance of the 77th NY Regimental Balladeers. The Balladeers will perform at 1 pm in the Penfield Church, a performance which is funded by a Cultural Assistance Program (CAP) grant administed by ECAC and funded by Essex County.
This year, the Windham, NY based Balladeers are celebrating the 200th birthday of Union Civil War General Ulysses S. Grant. The group is working on a performance in remembrance of his life and times. This Civil War re-enactment group provides not only music, but an educational experience to listeners.
Other activities during the day-long celebration (10 am – 3 pm) include an ecumenical church service at 9:30 am at the Penfield Church; a craft fair featuring local authors and their books, live music under the pavilion, a bake sale, and Penfield’s famous chicken barbecue.
Due to COVID, Heritage Day could not be celebrated in 2020 or 2021. This year, you can expect a wonderful celebration as this event recommences.
For 60 years, the Penfield Homestead Museum has been a steward over 500 acres and six 19th century buildings in the hamlet of Ironville. Ironville was placed on the National Register of Historic Buildings in 1974 as the “Birthplace of the Electrical Age.”
Penfield Homestead Museum, 703 Creek Rd, Crown Point
Bookfair featuring Adirondack authors at Saranac Lake Free Library
On Saturday, August 20th from 11 to 4 pm, the Saranac Lake Free Library will host a gathering of authors from around the Adirondack region for a bookfair as part of the Adirondack Center for Writing’s 2022 Kickass Writers Festival. The event is free and open to the public.
Over a dozen authors will offer their books and merchandise for sale, including investigative journalist James M. Odato, author of If This Brain Had a Mouth: Lucy Gwin and the Voice of Disability Nation; Lorraine Duvall, author of Finding a Woman’s Place: The Story of a 1970s Feminist Collective in the Adirondacks; and Christopher Shaw, author of The Crazy Wisdom: Memoir of a Friendship. Authors include Joseph Dumoulin, Caperton Tissot, S.H. Livernois, Larry Loebel, Yvona Fast, Dr. Rich Frost, Rosemarie Shepherd, and more.
More information is HERE.
Wilmington’s 200th Birthday Parade
Join us Saturday, August 20th at 1 pm for the Wilmington Bicentennial Parade. There will be bag pipes, antique cars, floats and over 30 different groups represented! Parade will start at the Little Supermarket and end at the entrance to the Wilmington Town Beach.
Anyone interested in participating in the parade please contact Tina Preston at 518-637-7900.
Parking for the parade is available at Preston Festival Field on Springfield Road. The Wilmington Get Together Picnic will follow the parade at 3 pm.
Cunningham Lane, Wilmington
Babbie Museum’s Annual History Matters
Online Silent Auction & Treasure In A Trunk Event
Aug. 21-22 from 10 am to 4pm the Babbie Rural & Farm Learning Museum will host Treasures in the Trunk. Enjoy our museum exhibits and demonstrations. Visit the animals, ride the stagecoach and Thomas the Train. Look for treasures in our Treasures in a Trunk event. Bring a lunch and enjoy our picnic area. Beverages and snacks available in the Museum Store.
Bidding for our annual History Matters Online Silent Auction starts 8/18/22 at 8 am and concludes 8/21/22 at 4 pm. Items can be viewed prior to start of bidding 8/18. Items will also be on display at the Babbie Museum. To bid, credit card info will need to be entered in 100% secure & protected online platform. Auction site is HERE.
Babbie Rural & Farm Learning Museum, 250 River Road, Peru
Gallery Exhibits at the Arts Center
Through September 4
Artists Reception: Saturday, August 20, 2-4 pm, for Dick Trick, Diane Swanson, and Sally Soper Neenan.
In Gallery 1: Dick Trick, Lowville, NY, “Dick Trick, Adirondack Boy”
In Performance Space: Diane Swanson, Queensbury, NY, “Northern Aesthetics”
In Performance Space: Sally Soper Neenan, Long Lake, NY, “North Country Barns… Vanishing but not Forgotten”
Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts, 3446 State Route 28, Blue Mountain Lake