Adirondack A&E e-News # 26


The Adirondack Center for Writing is thrilled to announce they have been approved to receive an American Rescue Plan grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to help the arts and cultural sector recover from the pandemic. ACW is recommended to receive $50,000 and may use this funding to save jobs, to fund operations and facilities, and to market and promote programs that encourage attendance and participation. ACW was among 8,000 institutions to apply for this opportunity; just 567 were awarded. Of those 567, ACW is the only recipient located in the Adirondacks.

“We’re ecstatic and honored that the National Endowment for the Arts has embraced ACW with this grant. It’s a giant vote of confidence, a signal that the work ACW has done for the last 22 years is essential and must continue,” said executive director Nathalie Thill. “We’ve worked hard over the last two years to make sure ACW comes out of the pandemic as strong as we were when it began. Thanks to our ability to create dynamic COVID-safe programming, the support of our North Country community, and this gift from the NEA—we’re poised to come out of this stronger than ever.”

At this time last year, the NEA released a report highlighting arts nonprofits that had found success programming safely during year one of the COVID-19 pandemic;NEA officials singled out ACW, noting how our programs “kept pace with the changing needs of its public as COVID-19 spread.” Read the full report HERE.

More information on the ACW’s NEA Grant award HERE.




February 5, 8 pm

Legendary drummer Bob Meyer returns to the Recovery Lounge for an evening of cool with The New Adirondack Jazz Quartet: Steve Frieder – Saxophones, Luke Franco – Guitar and Bryan Copeland on Bass Violin.

The New Adirondack Jazz Quartet will be performing the music of the late, great Bert Wilson in depth, as well as band originals, jazz standards and just fun stuff!

Bob Meyer performed on Joe Lovano’s Blue Note release and group, Viva Caruso. Other collaborators have included John Abercrombie, Ed Schuller, Ken Werner, Nina Sheldon, Judi Silvano, Perry Robinson, Glenn Moore, Cameron Brown, Andy Statman, Sheila Jordan, Ray Nance, Art Davis, Jaki Byard, Paul McCanless, Julian Priester, Gary Peacock, Peggy Stern, Bert Wilson, Diane Schurr, Stanley Cowell, Mal Waldron, David Friesen, Jim Pepper, among many others.

Suggested donation $15; Register HERE.

Attendees are required to wear a mask at all times while inside the Recovery Lounge. Please show proof of vaccination against COVID-19 at the door. Stay home if you feel sick, even if you think it is just a cold.


Adirondack Architectural Heritage (AARCH) is excited to announce that we will host THREE upcoming virtual webinars exploring a variety of topics and themes. All these programs are FREE and open to the public, and will feature a presentation followed by a Q&A period with attendees via Zoom. Pre-registration for each program is required.

First up on Tuesday, February 8, 6:30 pm, is Poke-O-Moonshine & Adirondack Fire Towers. Our friend David Thomas-Train, coordinator of the Friends of Poke-O-Moonshine, will share a brief history of Adirondack fire towers, the devastating fires that led to their construction, the evolution of fire tower design, and a detailed history of preservation and restoration at Poke-O-Moonshine Fire Tower. David will also share more on the Friends’ recent and ongoing trail rehabilitation efforts. This event is co-sponsored by our friends at the NYS Chapter of the Forest Fire Lookout Association (FFLA).

Register HERE.

Future webinars are:

Tuesday, February 15, 6:30 pm, filmmaker Paul Miller for a discussion on his new documentary film Searching for Timbuctoo.

Thursday, March 3, 6:30 pm, Clarence Jefferson Hall will discuss the subject matter of his recent book, A Prison in the Woods: Environment and Incarceration in New York’s North Country.

Watch for details in ADK A&E e-News and the Events page on the ADK A&E website HERE.

More Information on AARCH is HERE.


January 29, 2022, 3 pm

As a leadup to the upcoming Olympic games in Beijing, View, the Center for Arts and Culture in Old Forge, will hold an Olympian Roundtable Discussion with Erin Hamlin, Robert Esche and Hank Kashiwa at 3 pm on January 29th. This event is free and open to the public.

Following the roundtable discussion, View staff welcomes everyone to the Opening Reception for the art exhibits Winter in Action, The Winter 46, Lawrence Van Alstyne’s Olympic Poster Series, and Take the Scenic Route: A Journey Through America’s National Parks from 4 to 7 p.m. The Opening Reception is open to the public and will include hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar and live music featuring John Kelsey. To help celebrate the events, View will offer free admission all day
to its galleries.

More details are HERE.

View, the Center for Arts and Culture in Old Forge, 3273 NY-28, Old Forge

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