Adirondack A&E e-News # 387

Bilingual Poetry Event at Downtown Artist Cellar

Thursday, May 23, 7 pm

The Downtown Artist Cellar will host a captivating evening of poetry featuring award-winning poets Esthela Calderón, Steven White, and Becky Harblin. This event, proudly presented by the Thrive Project and hosted by jim bourey, promises a unique blend of bilingual poetry, eco-activism, and community engagement.

Esthela Calderón, renowned for her evocative Spanish-language poetry, will be joined by Steven White, an esteemed poet and translator. Together, they will offer a bilingual reading, presenting a harmonious blend of poems in both Spanish and English. This format is designed to engage and delight audiences who speak either language, making the event accessible and enjoyable for all. Adding to the evening’s richness, poet and artist Becky Harblin will present her latest works, focusing on themes of nature and eco-activism.

Following the featured readings, the event will open the floor to local poets with an
open mic session. This is a wonderful opportunity for community members to share their own poetry and engage with the vibrant local literary scene.

Learn more HERE.

Downtown Artist Cellar, 410 East Main Street, Malone

Robideau Lamitie-King Youth Art Show Closing Ceremony and Awards

Wednesday, May 22, 5 – 7 pm

Showcasing artwork from our local middle school and high schools.

Foothills Art Society, 43 Pearl Street, Malone

In conjunction with…

Barn Owl, Karleigh Trombley, 4th, Davis

Young Artists in Action Art Exhibit Closing Reception

Wednesday, May 22, 4:30 – 7 pm

Displaying our elementary students’ artwork.

Downtown Artist Cellar, 410 East Main Street, Malone

The Pairs

Saturday, May 25, 8 pm

The Pairs are Noelle Frances Coughlin, Renée Coughlin, and Hillary Watson. Powered by soaring sister harmonies, this quirky trio’s unbottled chemistry quickly connects them to their audience. With three distinct lead singer/songwriters, The Pairs offer a unique blend of music with stories of life’s hope, hilarity, and hardship. These classically trained vocalists blur the line between the stage and the crowd as if we’ve pulled up a seat around their family’s lively kitchen table.

This award-winning group has been touring internationally in Canada, the USA, and Europe since 2022 and released their third studio album titled, “When Will We Find Our Way?” in 2023.

Check out a video of The Pairs Live at EMAC Recording Studios HERE.

Tickets and more info HERE.

Upper Jay Art Center and Recovery Lounge, 12198 Rte 9n, Upper Jay

Writing About Place

Monday, May 27, 3 pm

Join three local authors to discuss the challenges and joys of writings about the sense of place in fiction, poetry, and nonfiction.

Lorraine Duvall, Céline Keating, and Caperton Tissot with provide brief readings from their recent books, followed by a discussion moderated by New York Times reporter and editor James Gorman.

Keene Valley Library, 1796 NY-73, Keene Valley

Fort Ticonderoga Presents

Memorial Day Weekend Commemoration

Saturday, May 25, 2024 – Sunday, May 26, 2024, 9:30 – 5 each day

Fort Ticonderoga will pay tribute to the men and women who lost their lives to their country during the American Revolution. Discover the story of the American Army in 1777 and how it prepared to defend liberty at Ticonderoga through living history programs and demonstrations throughout Memorial Day weekend.

Throughout the weekend, witness the labor of liberty as soldiers from the Continental Army bring to life this defining story through military drills, historic trades, and fatigue duties such as carpentry.

Enjoy narrated scenic boat tours aboard the Carillon and cruise along the same shores of Lake Champlain that American soldiers and sailors sailed in 1777.

A full line-up of activities and programs offered throughout the weekend include daily tours of the fort, King’s Garden, and museum exhibition spaces; historic trades programs; ongoing living history programs; thrilling weapons demonstrations; the Mount Defiance experience; and the Carillon Battlefield hiking trail.

A special commemorative ceremony will take place on Sunday, May 26.

View the full schedule and purchase tickets HERE.

Homecoming of the 118th NY, “The Adirondack Regiment”

More info HERE.

Ticonderoga Historical Society Changes Name to Lower Adirondack Regional Center for History

The Ticonderoga Historical Society has announced a name change that it feels better reflects its expanded mission and regional outreach. The new name has been approved by New York State officials at the Board of Regents and Department of State.

Going forward, the organization will be known as the Lower Adirondack Regional Center for History, or LARCH.

“This name change was initiated by our board of trustees, acting on input from our donors and members,” says LARCH President William Dolback. “It better reflects our strategic plan and more extensive programs, exhibits and outreach. However, I want to stress that our commitment to the Town of Ticonderoga and its residents remains unwavering. We will continue to preserve our local history in the most responsible manner possible. After all, we’ve been a part of this community for more than 125 years. Nothing will change in that respect.”

The organization operates the four-story Hancock House Library and Museum and most recently closed on the purchase of a parcel of land adjacent to the Liberty Monument Traffic Circle in Ticonderoga, which is between Lake Champlain and Lake George in Essex County, NY.

Development of that property will create the Lord Howe Heritage Preserve, with expanded museum offerings and an environmental education center with outdoor walking trails.

As a regional institution dedicated to preserving and interpreting the history of the Adirondacks and Lake Champlain Region, LARCH partners with community organizations to provide an educational program series, exhibits and more.

For more information on LARCH, contact Diane O’Connor or William Dolback at 518-585-7868, or e-mail

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