Adirondack A&E e-News # 226

Mother’s Day at the VIC!

Join Our Team of Volunteers!

Volunteers are an integral part of The Sembrich’s community and play a vital role in preserving our collection and presenting the annual summer festival. We welcome all who wish to share their time and talents.

Current volunteer opportunities include:

Museum Docent – Anyone with an interest in The Sembrich and its history is welcome to join our team of volunteer docents! Our docents lead tours, engage with visitors, and answer questions about our collection.
Collection Assistant – Volunteers can also work alongside our professional staff and assist in the preservation, research, and documentation of our extensive collection.

Event Assistant – Volunteers can enjoy an evening by the lake and meet artists, while taking part in the production of concerts and receptions.
Groundskeeper – If you love the outdoors and gardening, The Sembrich has many opportunities to share your passion and help maintain our beautiful lakeside grounds.

To become a volunteer, go HERE or contact Kate Jenks, Administrative Coordinator at or (518) 644-2431.

The Sembrich, Museum & Grounds, 4800 Lake Shore Drive, Bolton Landing

Winner, Best Actor, Academy Awards

Mastodons and the Paleoclimate of Warren County

Paleontologist to Speak About Warren County Paleoclimate

Wednesday, May 17, 7 pm

Come see the 13,000 year old Warren County Mammoth Tooth and hear about all the prehistoric animals that use to roam what is now Warren County.

Warren County Historical Society

Dr. Robert S. Feranec, Director of Research and Collections, and Curator of Ice Age Animals, at the NY State Museum in Albany will be our featured speaker. His current research is focused on understanding how ecosystems assembled in New York State after the Ice Age.

Warren County has a unique and fascinating geological history. The Mammoth Tooth currently on display at the society’s museum will be going back to the NYS Museum with Dr Feranec, so it will be last time the public can view it. It has not been seen in the area for
over 100 years but was on display at the Society for six months.

Warren County Historical Society, 50 Gurney Lane, Queensbury

Glens Falls Museums to Celebrate International Museum Day

Thursday, May 18

The Hyde Collection, Chapman Museum, and World Awareness Children’s Museum are set to celebrate International Museum Day, a day meant to celebrate the importance of museums as they preserve the worlds natural and cultural heritage.

Each museum will offer free admission* and extended hours. At each location, visitors can pick up their passport to International Museum Day. Collect a stamp in your passport by visiting each location. Once all stamps have been collected, you can enter to win a free Family Membership to one of these three organizations.

Learn more HERE.

*Free admission does not include registration to events and classes.

ANCA Awarded $40K Lake Champlain Basin Artist-in-Residence Program Grant

“Watershed Voices” musical works will celebrate biodiversity and human diversity

Visitors to Lake Champlain will soon be able to learn about the ecological and cultural diversity of the lake and its surrounding area through music and sound. The Adirondack North Country Association (ANCA) has been awarded a $40,000 grant to support an interpretive music project that celebrates regional biodiversity and human diversity while engaging American and Canadian audiences in a shared artistic experience of the Champlain Basin.

The “Watershed Voices” project—a collaboration of regional partners including ANCA’s Adirondack Diversity Initiative and McClure Productions Inc.—was awarded the grant through the Lake Champlain Basin Artist-in-Residence Program and NEIWPCC, a regional commission that helps the states of the Northeast preserve and advance water quality.

Visit HERE to learn more.

Indigenous Reflection by Dave Fadden

Through June 25, FREE, all ages welcome. Sponsored by Adirondack Diversity Initiative

Closing and Artist Conversation: June 25th from 5 -7 pm

David Fadden was born in Lake Placid and grew up in the tiny Adirondack Mountain community of Onchiota. In his youth, he grew up surrounded by the wild beauty of the region, by his grandparents Ray and Christine Fadden’s teachings and stories, and by his parents’ creative example and encouragement. Eva Fadden expressed through wood sculpture and John, a retired art teacher, is a painter and prolific illustrator.

With strong ties to both Akwesasne and Onchiota, David has established a solid reputation as a painter, but he is also recognized as a storyteller, illustrator, writer, and sculptor. An admirer of the Dutch and Renaissance painters David finds inspiration in the old masters’ eloquent and seemingly effortless use of light. His subjects range from traditional Haudenosaunee teachings to intimate and inspired portrayals of community members. Working primarily in acrylics, he often combines fine brushwork with palette knife applications to produce luminous interpretations of Haudenosaunee youth and elders.

More info HERE.

Bluseed Studios, 24 Cedar St, Saranac Lake

Ballard Park Summer 2023 Summer Concert Series Announced

Free concert series begins July 1 in Westport

Ballard Park, in the center of historic Westport, New York on Lake Champlain, will again host a free, seven-week live music concert series. The concerts take place each Thursday at 7 pm, commencing July 6, and run until August 17. Concerts are free to all, with open seating on a grassy hillside overlooking the Pavilion and Lake Champlain, with the Green Mountains of Vermont beyond. This year the Park will also host a special Westport-Wadhams Day concert on July 1 before the town fireworks display.

Food is available for purchase from Mountain Dog Tavern, across Main Street from the Park. Picnicking is encouraged. Blankets or low chairs are recommended. A voluntary raffle at intermission raises funds and earns the winner an enjoyable prize.

All are invited to take in a beautiful, outdoor summer evening listening to some of the finest musicians in New England and the Adirondacks. Rain venue is the Whallonsburg Grange. For more information and updates, visit HERE.

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