Essex County Arts Council Out and About
In this edition of Out and About, Essex County Arts Council Arts Administrator Susan Hughes takes a look at Scots Day at Ft. Ticonderoga.
Celebrate the Scot in You!
Fort Ticonderoga’s Popular Scots Day Event Returns on Saturday, June 17th, with the support of an Essex County Arts Council Cultural Assistance Program grant.
Fort Ticonderoga invites you to explore Scottish history during our Scots Day Celebration on Saturday, June 17th. The celebration of Scottish history, heritage and culture runs from 9:30 am to 5 pm. Visitors can explore Scottish clan tents to learn more about the rich ancestry and culture. Merchants selling kilts, crafts, and other gifts will join Scottish organizations from across the East coast to greet visitors with information on all aspects of their rich heritage.
Inside Fort Ticonderoga, you will discover the heroic stories of Scottish soldiers in the British Army serving at Ticonderoga and North America though the campaigns of the 18th century. Thrill at musket demonstrations which will highlight the equipment, clothing and tactics of the red-coated Scottish soldier, during the defining military campaigns that shaped North America.
Lively musical performances include the Saint Andrews Pipe Band from Vermont and Fort Ticonderoga’s fifes and drums.
“We are thrilled to see the return of this popular event,” said Beth L. Hill, Fort Ticonderoga President and CEO. “Fort Ticonderoga has a deep connection with Scottish history and culture. The Black Watch, or 42nd Highland Regiment, played a crucial role at Ticonderoga during the Battle of Carillon on July 8, 1758.”
To learn more about the event, full schedule and participating vendors and clans, visit HERE or call 518-585-2821.
Keene Arts Presents
Paul Meyers World On A String Trio
Saturday, June 17, 7 pm
East Branch Friends of the Arts, in collaboration with Keene Arts, presents the Brazilian jazz World on a String Trio featuring guitarist Paul Meyers and drummer Vanderlei Periera
Potsdam native Paul Meyers has been acclaimed in the NY Times as “one of the most eloquent jazz guitarists since Kenny Burrell” and as a “virtuoso guitarist and improviser who brings his own voice to each melody” by Just Jazz Guitar magazine. He spent many years in the New York jazz scene and is bringing the World on a String trio featuring a to Keene for the first time. Drummer Vanderlei Pereira, from Rio de Janeiro, is one of the most sought-after musicians on the contemporary Brazilian jazz scene. Combining a prodigious knowledge of Brazilian rhythms with dazzling technique and a distinctive touch, he has captivated audiences around the world, playing jazz, popular, and classical music, including a six-year performance internship with the renowned Orquesta Sinfónica Brasiliera.
Suggested donation $15, $10 EBFA members. Students free.
Keene Arts, Rt 73, Keene
Babbie Rural & Farm Learning Museum
Juneteenth Celebration with Plattsburgh State Gospel Choir
Elizabethtown Social Center
Monday, June 19, 2023, 5 pm
The Gospel Choir of Plattsburgh State will be sharing their talents in commemoration of the Juneteenth holiday. We invite all of our neighbors and friends to join us!
Bring a lawn chair! The performance will be moved indoors if it rains.
Donations are appreciated to offset the cost of bringing this wonderful group to Elizabethtown.
Elizabethtown Social Center, 7626 US Route 9, Elizabethtown
Anchors from Fort William Henry Museum with Joseph W. Zarzynski
Thursday, June 22, 7 pm
Warren County Historical Society and The Folklife Center present, Anchors from Fort William Henry Museum with maritime archaeologist, Joseph W. Zarzynski.
Fort William Henry Museum opened its doors to tourists in May 1954. Over its early years, the museum acquired a large collection of anchors, grapnels, and grappling irons, many of those dating to the 18th century. Maritime archaeologist Joseph W. Zarzynski, a board member of The French & Indian War Society at Lake George, Inc., will give a PPT presentation reviewing the results of a 2021 inventory and study of the museum’s anchor, grapnel, and grappling iron collection.
Joseph W. Zarzynski, RPA is a registered professional archaeologist specializing in maritime archaeology with a B.A. (Ithaca College, History), a M.A.T. (Binghamton University, Social Sciences), and a M.A. (University of Leicester, UK, Archaeology & Heritage). The Endicott, NY native serves on two not-for-profit corporation boards: The French & Indian War Society at Lake George, Inc. and the Foundation for the Preservation of Captain Cook’s Ships, Inc., as well as the Sanctuary Advisory Committee for NOAA’s proposed Lake Ontario National Marine Sanctuary. He is also the author/co-author of seven books including Ghost Fleet Awakened: Lake George’s Sunken Bateaux of 1758 (2019). His eighth book, on Lake George’s Fort William Henry and its grounds, will be released later in 2023. In addition to books, Zarzynski has wrote/co-wrote four shipwreck documentaries, and over 500 articles.
Crandall Public Library, 251 Glen Street, Glens Falls
CODA (2021 Film)
Monday, June 19, 2023, 7:30 pm
As a CODA (Child of Deaf Adults), Ruby is the only hearing person in her deaf family. When the family’s fishing business is threatened, Ruby finds herself torn between pursuing her passion at Berklee College of Music and her fear of abandoning her parents.
Winner of the Best Picture Oscar at the 2022 Academy Awards!
Free Admission. Reservations Encouraged
Make a reservation HERE.
The Sembrich, 4800 Lake Shore Drive, Bolton