Adirondack A&E e-News # 326




Lake Placid Sinfionetta Presents

Winter Fundraiser and Holiday Party

Friday, January 5, concert at 5 pm, followed by party

The Lake Placid Sinfionetta is sponsoring a Winter Fundraiser and Holiday Party!

The French Horn Holiday Extravaganza Concert will be presented at 5 pm at St. Agnes Church by Sinfionetta musicians James Rester and Mirella Gable on brass.
Risa Okina will be featured on piano.

The concert will be followed by a Holiday Party at the High Peaks Resort. The concert is a free-will offering, and the party is $25 a person, which includes complimentary appetizers and cash bar.

To RSVP for the Holiday Party, please go HERE. No RSVP is needed for the free concert.

**St. Agnes Church, 169 Hillcrest Ave., Lake Placid **
High Peaks Resort, 2384 Saranac Ave., Lake Placid (within walking distance of the church)


Captivating Poetry Evening At Downtown Artist Cellar

Poetry @ DAC

Wednesday, January 10, 7 pm. Performer sign-up 6:30 pm
Snow date Thursday, January 11

The Downtown Artist Cellar with the Thrive Project is thrilled to announce an enchanting evening of live poetry featuring Poets Suzanne Rancourt and Tyler Barton with a Poetry Open Mic to Follow.

Downtown Artist Cellar, 410 East Main Street, Malone


January Jams

Every Sunday in January, 2-6 pm

It’s almost time to jam! We’ll bring the beer and ham, you bring the music!

The Recovery Lounge open mic tradition will continue. Musician signup will begin at 1:45 pm the day of the event(s). See you there!

Learn more HERE.

Upper Jay Art Center & Recovery Lounge, 12198 9N (North), Upper Jay


In the Adirondack Library Talk

Adirondack Photographers, 1850-1950

By Sally Svenson

January 8, 2024, 7 – 8 pm, Free, Virtual

A comprehensive look at the first one hundred years of photography through the lives of those who captured this unique rural region of New York State. Svenson’s fascinating biographical dictionary is enriched with over seventy illustrations.

Sally Svenson is a New York-based writer whose articles about nineteenth century American figures from wilderness missionaries to Civil War veterans have appeared in various journals. She is the author of Adirondack Churches: A History of Design and Building and Blacks in the Adirondacks which received the Adirondack Literary Award for Best Book of Nonfiction.

Register for Zoom link HERE.


Music over the Marsh

Andy Walkow

Saturday, January 6, 2 – 4 pm

Playing beloved songs from the 1950s to today in his own acoustic arrangements of pop and rock, Andy Walkow brings together listeners from every generation.

Enjoy FREE Live music in the Great Room of the Frank M. Hutchins Lodge at the VIC every Saturday January 6th through March 30th (except for February 10th–Happy Carnival). Take a break after skiing and enjoy some tunes from local and regional musicians.

Paul Smith’s VIC, 8023 State Route 30, Paul Smiths


First Day Hikes in the ADK

Celebrate the New Year outside with a First Day Hike at one of the many events being held across the state and nation.

The Department of Environmental Conservation, The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (State Parks), and the Canal Corporation invite New Yorkers to kick off 2024 by participating in one of the many hikes being held at state parks, historic sites, wildlife areas, trails, and public lands across the Empire State.

The 13th annual event includes a variety of staff and volunteer led hikes, ranging from mountain climbs, cross-country skis, leisurely strolls along birding trails and so much more! Some locations offer multiple hike options, allowing people the time and space to enjoy nature’s winter wonders.

More info:

Eastern Adirondacks/Lake Champlain (Region 5) are HERE.

Western Adirondacks/Upper Mohawk Valley/Eastern Lake Ontario (Region 6) are HERE.

Note the additional hikes are available; try Googling your location and “First Day Hikes.”

And, see ADK A & E e-News #325 HERE for First Day Hike at John Brown Farm.


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