Adirondack A&E e-News # 31


Dear Friends,

I am writing to announce that I will be stepping down as the Artistic Director of the Upper Jay Art Center effective September 1st. The UJAC Board and I are working closely together to ensure a smooth transition into the exciting next phase of the Recovery Lounge. The task of replacing the founder of an organization is daunting, and we fully expect a few bumps in the road as we chart our course into the future.

Rest assured, I have no intention of leaving Upper Jay, will continue my duties as caretaker of the space, and will hopefully be invited from time to time to direct a play. Please don’t hesitate to give me a call if you want to talk: 518-946-6074. I would be happy to hear from you. I look forward to hanging out in the audience with everyone and I hope you’ll join me in continuing to support UJAC. In the meantime, stay well and watch for our upcoming spring and summer events.

If you know of a qualified candidate for the Artistic Director position, send them our way. We’re accepting applications until April 1. The job description is HERE.



Our new 5-week poetry and fiction classes begin in TWO WEEKS.
Both classes are virtual, asynchronous, and “Pay What You Can”
which means you can join the class for $50 – $250.

Learn more about the available classes, instructors Alina Stefanescu DeMisty D. Bellinger and to register HERE.


Tuesday, February 15, 6:30 pm

Adirondack Architectural Heritage (AARCH) will host filmmaker Paul Miller for a discussion on his new documentary film Searching for Timbuctoo. The film documents the story of the Adirondack settlement of Timbuctoo, which emerged from an 1846land giveaway to nearly 3,000 African American families so that they could have have the right to vote in New York State. The settlement encompassed land in Essex and Franklin Counties and its deep and powerful story remains hidden beneath the soil of the Adirondack landscape. This webinar features a trailer for the film, a short 20 minute presentation, and a Q&A with Paul.

Register HERE.

For details on Cultural Assistance Program (CAP) grants from the Essex County Arts Council including guidelines and an application, visit HERE.


Monday, February 14 2022 9 am to 6 pm

Get a Blind Date for Valentine’s Day—It’s on Us!

Ready for a mysterious blind date this February? If you are, we’d like to fix you up with a blind date… with a book, of course! We are a bookstore, after all!

We have selected a variety of books, and they’re all ready to go on a blind date adventure with you. We’ve wrapped them in brown paper, with a few written hints, so you won’t be completely biased with your selection. Will your blind date be romantic, funny, empowering, relaxing, thought-provoking; none of those, or a memorable blend of all? The best thing is, it’s all free!

STEP 1 Come to The Bookstore Plus on February 14th.
STEP 2 Make a purchase. Any purchase, of any price.
STEP 3 Your purchase entitles you to choose one free, mysterious-brown-paper-wrapped-book, from our selection and take it out with you on a blind date.
STEP 4 You have yourself a Blind Date with a Book!

A snuggle buddy for Valentine’s Day.
Stop by The Bookstore Plus on February 14th.
Who knows, you might get lucky!

2491 Main Street, Lake Placid, (518) 523-2950


February 11, 7 pm (doors open at 6 pm)


More information is HERE.

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