Adirondack A&E e-News # 311

Bolton Landing Holiday Home Tour

Saturday, December 2, 8 am – 5 pm (Snow date December 3)

Join us for a memorable afternoon of holiday magic at the Annual Bolton Landing Holiday Home Tour!

Discover the enchantment of the season as you tour six breathtaking homes, each transformed into a glittering showcase of holiday splendor.

More info and tickets HERE.

Holidays in Essex 2023

Friday, December 1, 6 pm
Saturday, December 2, 10 am – 2 pm

Ring in the Holiday Season in picturesque Essex on Lake Champlain! Our holiday market, featuring local craft vendors, will be open from 10 am – 2 pm inside Brilliant Pathways CFES on Main Street. Kid’s events kick off at 9:30 am when Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive on the ferry!

For a full schedule of events go HERE.

Friday Night Talks

Amy Godine, The Black Woods

Friday, December 1, 6 – 7 pm, Free

Join us for a talk with Amy Godine, author of The Black Woods. Godine will present about her book and then take questions from the audience. Copies of the book will be available at the event.

In The Black Woods, Amy Godine recalls the pioneering Black families who moved to the Adirondacks in the mid-19th century to build farms and rural communities, and to gain the right to vote. In 1846 and ’47, upstate abolitionist and land baron donated 120,000 Adirondack acres to 3,000 Black New York men to ease their migration from the cities and their access to the vote. Since 1821, Black New Yorkers were denied the vote unless they could show ownership of $250 in real property.

The Black Woods plumbs the rich experience of the grantee-pioneers on an obdurate, unknown frontier, and tracks the fate of Smith’s “scheme of justice and benevolence” in the resistant pages of Adirondack history, and in Black memory, too.

More info HERE.

Adirondack Center for Writing, 15 Broadway, Saranac Lake

North Country Singers

Sunday, December 3, 2023, 2 – 4 pm

The North Country singers will perform their annual Holiday Celebration concert at Tannery Pond Center which will feature the North Country Singers, the Guiding Steps Dancers and some soloists. The concert will be followed by a festive reception.

To reserve your ticket, please call: 518-251-2505.

Tannery Pond Community Center, 228 Main Street, North Creek

Adirondack Artists Guild Presents


Exhibit of paintings by Georgeanne Gaffney

December 1 thru December 31, 2023
Opening reception, Friday, December 1, 5-8 pm

Georgeanne Gaffney’s pieces span subject matter, size and materials.

She chose the title “Luminance” to express the romantic and dreamy mood of her works, which range from a large 8ft landscape on gilded panels to mini gilded waterlily and floral pieces the size of a business card, and everything in between.

Adirondack Artists Guild Gallery, 52 Main St, Saranac Lake

NOT Strictly Classical

Trillium Chamber Players

Saturday, December 2, 2023 at 7 pm, Keene Valley Congregational Church
Sunday, December 3, 2023 at 3 pm, Hand House

“Not Strictly Classical” is one way to describe the variety of music we are performing for flute, oboe, clarinet, viola, piano, drums, and bass in various combinations. Included are Valerie Coleman’s Portraits of Langston, Claude Bolling’s Suite for Flute and Jazz Piano, along with works by Piazzolla, Malcolm Arnold, Andy Scott, Jennifer Higdon, and Cenovia Cummins.

Even more exciting is the recent inclusion of Lewis Sheridan Hughes, descendant of poet, Langston Hughes. He will be reading several poems by Langston Hughes as part of the Valerie Coleman piece for flute, clarinet, piano and narrator. We’re very grateful to Martha Swan and the JBL organization for establishing this connection.

Robin Cameron-Phillips, flute
Janice Kyle, oboe
Janine Scherline, clarinet
Patricia McCarty, viola
Jennifer Moore, piano
Michael Lewandowski, drums
Matt Dunne, bass

More information HERE.

Keene Valley Congregational Church, 1791 NY-73 Scenic, Keene Valley
Hand House, 8289 River Street, Elizabethtown

Annual Festival of Trees at the Hancock House Museum

November 24 – December 30
Open house and reception, Sunday, December 3, 1 – 3 pm

During the festival, the museum is bedecked with holiday decorations and trees creatively fashioned by the community. This years theme is “An All-American Christmas.”

Hancock House Museum, 6 Moses Circle, Ticonderoga

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