Adirondack A&E e-News # 218

NorthWind Fine Arts & The Hotel Saranac Present “Poetry Meets Art, 2023”

Friday, April 28, 6 – 8 pm

The annual event is in its eighth year and is the culmination of a months-long effort between area poets and NorthWind artists creating written and visual work together. The evening features poetry readings and an art exhibit, and guests will be able to order food and beverages during the event. The Great Hall is accessible and has many comfortable seating options.

Award-winning gallery artists include woodturner Damon Hartman, woodcarver and jewelry maker Shawn Halperin, glass artist Angela Nephew, and painters Heidi Gutersloh, Mary Woodcock Johnson, Lee Ann Sporn, and Susan Whiteman.
The written and spoken word is represented by esteemed area poets Roger Mitchell, David Crews, jim bourey, Craig Milewski, Saikat Chakraborty, and Sylvia Karman.

Please join us for a delightful evening, celebrating the comingling of art forms in the best possible way.

For more information please visit HERE.

The Whallonsburg Grange Presents

Independent Bookstores Day Celebrates its 10th Anniversary

The Bookstore Plus is happy to announce our participation in the 10th Anniversary of Independent Bookstore Day!

The Bookstore Plus will have exclusive items for sale and as giveaways, from specialized tote bags to banned books puzzles and IBD exclusive Blackwing Pencils.

This year, The Bookstore Plus will celebrate Independent Bookstore Day with free cupcakes at 12:30 pm followed by local artist/illustrator, Alison Haas, in the store from 1-3 pm. Alison will be demonstrating her own technique using pressed botanicals. Customers can create their own botanical bird note card using pressed flowers and leaves from her collection. There will also be brand new designs of Alison’s notecards available for purchase.

We’re looking forward to seeing you!

The Bookstore Plus, 2491 Main Street, Lake Placid

Next stops for Michael Galligan’s Banana Man: Maine and Scotland

After its successful run at the Upper jay Art Center, Michael Galligan is taking his solo clown show to the PortFringe Festival (Portland, ME) and Edinburgh Fringe Festival (Edinburgh, Scotland).

The play, directed by Bailey Nassetta and performed by Michael Galligan, Banana Man employs stand-up, dance, physical comedy, live music, magic, audience participation, and sadness to explore what it means to be put in a box.

Galligan created the character in February 2021 at UJAC, and worked on Banana as a 5 minute long standalone project in December 2021. It has evolved to its current length gradually since then.

With successful presentations at the Fringe festival performances, the aim is to bring the play to venues in New York City and the UK.

Read Tim Rowland’s review of Banana Man HERE.

Jamcrackers in Concert!

Friday, April 28, 2023, 7 – 8:45 pm

A Jamcrackers performance is a rare blend of folk, blues, ballads, gospel and dance tunes—a guaranteed good time! And it’s hard to resist singing along with seasoned performers Dan Berggren, Peggy Lynn and Dan Duggan as they share a rare blend of history, humor and harmony.

Get tickets HERE.

The View, 3273 State Route 28, Old Forge

Professor Curt Stager Of Paul Smith’s College To Be Honored With Award

The Adirondack Research Consortium is proud to recognize Dr. Jay Curtis Stager with the 2023 Thorndike Adirondack Achievement Award. A Paul Smith’s College Professor of Natural Sciences, Stager is an acclaimed author, radio co-host, musician, and ecologist, paleoclimatologist, and science journalist with a Ph.D. in biology and geology from Duke University. He has demonstrated a commitment to the long-term sustainability of the Adirondacks and is highly skilled in communicating his knowledge. The award will be presented on May 18th at the Lake Placid Conference Center during the 27th Annual Conference on the Adirondacks. Assemblyman Billy Jones and Dr. Dan Kelting, Interim President of Paul Smith’s College, will give remarks at the luncheon.

The Thorndike Adirondack Achievement Award is given annually to an individual or group who have made a significant contribution to the Adirondack Park. Previous recipients include Bill Porter, Nina Schoch, Ray Curran, Eileen Allen, Joe Martens, and Jerry Jenkins. It is named in honor of Dr. Elizabeth Thorndike. For more information, visit HERE or contact Dan Fitts.

Local Talent Night

Thursday, April 27, 2023, 7-8 pm

Need something to do after a busy day. Join us for a concert showcasing local talent.

Local singer, Carolyn Bischoff will kick-off the evening singing a few songs. The concert will continue with Emma Murray playing a French Horn piece and Sophia Murray playing an oboe piece both accompanied by Don Preuninger on the piano. The Northern Triad Jazz group and Evan Bonanno will round out the first half of the show. In the second half, Don Preuninger will debut a keyboard piece that he has composed and will showcase the lights and new projector in the auditorium. The concert will continue with individual performances by: John Sleckman, Yod Crewsy and the Morehouse Family Band. We look forward to hearing these talented local artists perform.

To reserve a ticket, please email: OR call: 518-251-2505. The concert will be $5 per ticket available at the door—please bring cash. Free for youth 18 and younger.

Tannery Pond Community Center, 228 Main Street, North Creek

WANTED: String players—all ages all levels

Rehearsals start April 27, 4:30 – 6 at Lake Placid Center for the Arts
Please Join Us!

More info HERE.

SUNY Plattsburgh Dance Corps Presents: New York State of Mind

Friday, April 28, 7 pm
Saturday, April 29, 5 pm

Wake up in the city that never sleeps! SUNY Plattsburgh Dance Corps presents ‘New York State of Mind’! Featuring various dance genres including jazz, contemporary, tap, musical theatre, hip-hop, and lyrical. Taking inspiration from the bright lights in the big city, Dance Corps brings the Broadway experience to the stage!

Get tickets HERE.

Strand Center for the Arts, 23 Brinkerhoff St, Plattsburgh

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