Adirondack A&E e-News # 1

Welcome to the Inaugural Issue of Adirondack A & E’s E-News!

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The Lake Placid Center for the Arts (LPCA) is excited to present a high-energy holiday show featuring live music and rollicking tap dance. The ensemble, Rhythmic Circus, will perform Holiday Shuffle on Saturday, December 11th at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 the day of the show and are available by calling 518.523.2512 or online HERE.

Hailing from Minneapolis, MN, Rhythmic Circus is an internationally renowned, 12-member live music and tap dance ensemble. Experiencing one of their adrenaline-soaked dance performances feels like witnessing the rebirth of an art form, one that forged all kinds of stylistic hybrids, but is something else entirely.

Their name, Rhythmic Circus, might seem strange for a quartet of hoofers and a live band, but actually, their magnetic, high-energy shows are all about juggling a combination of dancing, humor and music – all wrapped within a bundle of positive messages. It seems to be a rare occurrence where family can enjoy an evening together, with children of all ages laughing and stomping their feet alongside each other. Rhythmic Circus provides that atmosphere and entertainment.

Notable national performances include the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., an extended off-Broadway run at New York City’s premier nonprofit performing arts theater – New Victory Theater, and an appearance on the American reality television series America’s Got Talent.


The Ticonderoga Historical Society invites the public to visit the Annual Festival
of Trees, taking place at the Hancock House through December 31.
Each year community organizations, businesses, school groups and clubs assist in decorating the Hancock House by providing a decorated tree, centerpiece, gingerbread house or other festive holiday art. This year, more than 40 trees and displays are in place on four floors of the historic house museum.

This year’s theme is “T’was the Night Before Christmas,” a tribute to the beloved classic poem by Clement Moore. “While many of the trees and displays feature a specific theme or decorative motif, it’s not a requirement to participate,” said THS President Bill Dolback. “To heighten the fun, we have a panel of out-of-town judges who will decide three prize winners, and each will receive a cash award.”

Highlights of the Festival include a room-sized train display, courtesy of the Upstate Model Railroaders, a “reading nook,” that encourages families to take time to read a holiday story as well as a holiday take-away craft for children.

Due to the spike in COVID cases within the region, the open house, typically held on the first Sunday of December, will not be held. The Hancock House will however, be open that day from noon until 4 pm for visitors.

The Hancock House is open Wednesday through Saturday from 10 am until 4 pm. “Pop-Up” hours may take place depending on staff availability. The public is invited to call 518-585-7868 to see if the house is open for extended hours or days.


Now open!**

Friday and Saturday evenings this winter, we invite you to wander into our bigger and brighter enchanting, illuminated, winter wonderland to explore the sights and sounds of Wild Lights, presented by Merrill L. Thomas, Inc. Thousands of lights transforms our campus into a twinkling, family-friendly experience that is quickly becoming a holiday tradition for North Country families.

Reservations for members and non-members are now available HERE.

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