Adirondack A&E e-News # 383




Announcing 2024 CAP Grant Recipients

The Essex County Arts Council (ECAC) is pleased to announce the 2024 Cultural Assistance Program (CAP) Grant recipients. Grants totaling $40,000 to support specific projects have been awarded to 60 organizations providing cultural arts experiences for Essex County residents.

The CAP Grant is funded by Essex County, Cloudsplitter Foundation, Stewarts Shops and private donors. Thank you to all who helped to fund the 2024 CAP Grant Program!

For a complete list of 2024 CAP Grant Award recipients and their projects, please visit HERE.


Howl Story Slam at Upper Jay Arts Center

May 16, 7 – 8:30 pm

The Howl Story Slam is a live storytelling competition. Anyone can sign up to tell a story the night of the event.

The rules: true stories, no notes, under 5 minutes

Theme: Risky Business

More info HERE.

$10 donation at the door. The Howl Story Slam team is a partnership between Adirondack Center for Writing and North Country Public Radio, two organizations that believe in the power of stories.

Upper Jay Art Center, 12198 State Hwy 9N, Upper Jay


Special Film Screening

Hundreds of Beavers

Friday, May 17th, 2024, 7 pm

Director: Mike Cheslik. 108 Minutes.

Jean Kayak finds himself stranded in a surreal winter landscape with nothing but his dim wits to guide him. Against a backdrop of ruthless elements and sinister creatures – all played by actors in full-sized mascot costumes – Kayak develops increasingly complex traps in order to win the hand of a mischievous lover.

View a trailer HERE.

Purchase tickets HERE.

Lake Placid Center for the Arts, 17 Algonquin Drive, Lake Placid


Jazz at the Strand


Art Exhibition and Student Show


Tomatoes Tried to Kill Me, But Banjos Saved My Life

Friday, May 17, 2024, 7 – 9 pm

Keith Alessi shares his exceptional true story of leaving the world of corporate boardrooms behind to follow his long-delayed passion—playing the banjo! When faced with a deadly battle with cancer, his musical pursuit took him on a journey that became the key to saving his life.

Told through authentic storytelling, heartfelt humor and music, this show is an uplifting story of challenge, triumph, and the power of positivity. This intimate experience is one sure to leave you feeling empowered, inspired, and ready to dust off your own long forgotten dreams.

Admission to this show is by donation only! All proceeds will go to the Old Forge Volunteer Ambulance Corps’ new ambulance fund!

More info HERE.


When Life Gives You Scraps … Make a Quilt!

Adirondack Quilters Guild 2024 Quilt Show

Friday & Saturday, May 17 & 18, 2024 10 – 4 each day

Close to 200 quilts on display; quilt raffle; chance to win one of 3 fat quarter baskets for each fq basket raffle ticket purchased; vendors mall; quilting demos and more!

$5 US admission donation. Part of proceeds will be donated to St. Regis Falls Cat Palace & Rescue.

Congregational Church, Main and Clay Streets, Malone. Free parking in Notre Dame Church lot across Main Street and curbside.


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