John Brown Lives! Presents
Gail Bessette Art Exhibition
Thru July 21, 2023
Reception With Gail Bessette : June 30, 2023, 5 pm,
North Star Gallery on Pearl
Closing Reception, July 21, 2023
Gail Bessette, a graduate of St. Lawrence and Clarkson Universities, began her career in the Adirondack region of New York State as a landscape painter and later expanded her creations to more abstract paintings in various mediums, including encaustics and oil mixed with cold wax.
More info HERE.
Foothills Art Society and North Star Gallery, 45 Pearl Street, Malone
Saranac Lake Means Business
Thursday, June 29, 2023: Exhibit Opening
The exhibit can be seen through the summer during Historic Saranac Lake’s regular museum hours, 10 am to 5 pm, Tuesday – Saturday.
Members of Historic Saranac Lake and special guests are invited to the Annual Membership Party and Exhibit Opening Event from 5:30 to 7 pm. We will celebrate the new exhibit, “Saranac Lake Means Business,” a reinstallation of photographs by Mary Lou Hanpeter of local independent businesses in the year 2000.
More info HERE.
Historic Saranac Lake at the Saranac Laboratory Museum, 89 Church Street, Saranac Lake
Hotdish by Brendan Healy
Saturday, June 24, 7 pm – 8:30 pm
Directed by Gabrielle Schutz. Performed by Casey Galligan, Linda Murphy, Brian LaVallee, Jameson Batt, and Elyse Sinklier.
About the Play: Kayla is feeling increasingly trapped by her collapsing family. Her unemployed older brother, Toby, has moved in with her. Instead of applying for jobs and looking for his own place, Toby invests all his efforts in auditioning for his favorite reality TV cooking show. After the bank forecloses on their mother’s (Evelyn’s) condo, she is also forced to move in. Seeking some sort of escape from the tension in her crowded townhouse, Kayla begins a secret affair with her ex-husband Kevin. All the while, Toby has become so absorbed in imaginary cooking challenges and conversations with the glamourous host of his favorite TV cooking show that he risks losing his grip on reality entirely. When that same host appears to the family for a final showdown of casseroles and keening, they will all face the heartaches and secrets that have made it so hard for this family to love each other.
About the Playwright: Brendan Healy’s short plays have been produced all across America, while productions of his full-length works have gone up in Chicago, Minneapolis, and Seattle. He is a four-time finalist and one-time recipient of the Heideman Award from Actors Theatre of Louisville.
Upper Jay Art Center, 12198 Old Rt 9n, Upper Jay
Kids Night Out
Friday, June 23, 2023, 5 – 8 pm
Drop your kiddos off for a night of art fun in our Visual Arts Studio! Students will experience a variety of art styles and mediums.
Teachers: Sara Acors & Winosha Steele
$35 Members | $40 Non-Members
Pizza, snacks, and refreshments are provided.
The Strand Center for the Arts, 23 Brinkerhoff St., Plattsburgh
New Orleans Party Cruise
Thursday, June 22, 2023, 5 – 9 pm
Kick off the Summer with a specialty excursion aboard the historic W.W. Durant on Raquette Lake. View, the Center for Arts and Culture in Old Forge, is working with Raquette Lake Navigation to turn their flagship boat into a New Orleans Party Cruise that will have people dancing into the Adirondack sunset with the colorful Creole Culture of NOLA on June 22nd, from 5-9 PM.
The night will be filled with Jazz and Blues from Midnight Mike and the Bent Blinds as cruisers sip on Bourbon Street cocktails and try an authentic Louisiana sample menu. Chef Jim will tickle your tastebuds with many Cajun staples: crab cakes, gumbo, crawfish etouffee, his newly introduced creme brulee with bananas foster sauce, and more! Raffle prizes will be drawn throughout the night and a special New Orleans getaway will be up for bid in a silent auction. All cocktails will be complimentary during Happy Hour from 5-7 pm.
Tickets for the New Orleans Party Cruise are $150 and can be purchased HERE. Only 75 tickets are being sold, so get your tickets before they’re sold out. All proceeds benefit View.
The 7th Annual Adirondack Wine & Food Festival
Saturday, June 24, 2023, 11 – 6
Sunday, June 25, 2023, 11- 5
The 7th Annual Adirondack Wine & Food Festival returns to Lake George on June 24 & 25, and you won’t want to miss it! Take your taste buds on an unforgettable journey as you are introduced to New York’s best wineries, craft beverage producers, artisan food vendors, food trucks, craft vendors and more, all with the beauty of Lake George as your backdrop! Held at the Charles R. Wood Festival Commons.
The Adirondack Wine & Food Festival is a family-friendly event! All ages are welcome and there will be plenty of exciting children’s entertainment provided.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Southern Adirondacks once again joins us as our Official Festival Beneficiary. Their volunteers will be on hand making sure the festival runs smoothly, including roaming the space with ample bottles of water to keep everyone hydrated.
With admission, you’ll receive a commemorative wine glass to be used throughout the event to sample craft beverages. As a designated NY Farmer’s Market, the Festival offers the perfect opportunity to try before you buy. Whether it’s your new-found favorite bottle of chardonnay, cheddar cheese, or chocolate fudge… each vendor will have their products available for you to purchase and take home with you. Make sure you utilize our FREE drop off/pick up tent on the festival grounds so you don’t need to carry your items around with you all day!
Learn more and get tickets HERE.
Tuesdays @ the AC
Tuesday, June 20, 2023, 7 pm
A Tri-Lakes-based, four-piece group featuring veteran musicians Karen Baker on keys, Mike Joyce on electric guitar/vocals, Dan Spada on electric bass/vocals, and Sadie Spada on lead vocals/percussion. The group covers a wide range of genres including jazz, latin, blues, rock and more.
More info HERE.
Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts, 3446 NY-28, Blue Mountain Lake