Weekender A&E

David Bromberg Quintet opens Songs at Mirror Lake

LAKE PLACID — The Songs at Mirror Lake free concert series returns for the season this Tuesday. The 14th annual summer event kicks off with roots night featuring a performance by the David Bromberg Quintet at 7 p.m. in Mid’s Park on Main Street. Bromberg is a Grammy Award-nominated ...

Street Fest is upon us

SARANAC LAKE — There is less than a month until a new summer event closes down part of the village to make room for the unexpected. Street Fest will fill a closed-off section of Main Street with vendors, music and art from 2 to 9 p.m. Saturday, July 20. The event will be free and open to ...

Tupper bandshell music series kicks off July 3

TUPPER LAKE — Tupper Arts has announced its second Summer Sunset Series, kicking off July 3 at the Tupper Lake Bandshell in Flanders Park. Outdoor entertainment with a sunset view will commence every week with free live performances. --- Summer Sunset Series schedule All ...

Studio Tour season begins Friday

SARANAC LAKE — This weekend ushers in the first of the 2019 season of ArtWorks Studio Tour series. These signature, self-guided tours give people a chance to catch up with artists in their own work space, see how the creative process works, and also provide an opportunity to acquire ...

Ruthie Collins performs Saturday in Placid

LAKE PLACID — Nashville singer/songwriter Ruthie Collins will perform in Lake Placid at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, June 29 at 541 Mirror Lake Drive. Almost two years ago when she performed here, it was the night before she opened at the Saratoga Performing Art Center (SPAC) for the Doobie ...

Barefoot Movement comes to July 3 Music on the Green

SARANAC LAKE — Music on the Green continues Wednesday, July 3 at 7 p.m. with the The Barefoot Movement’s take on bluegrass. This quartet hails from Nashville, Tennessee and has toured as far as Burkina Faso, Africa where they were guests of the American Embassy. The Barefoot ...

‘Archeology in the Adirondacks’ Friday

WILMINGTON — The Wilmington Historical Society will present “Archeology in the Adirondacks” with historical archeologist David Starbuck at 7 p.m. Friday, June 28 at the Wilmington Community Center located at 7 Community Center Circle. Starbuck’s family has lived in the ...

Los Blancos host Party on the Patio Thursday

SARANAC LAKE — “Roots, blues, funk, & Zydeco guaranteed to fill a hole in your soul,” Los Blancos return to “Party on the Patio” Thursday, June 27. Los Blancos rips through blues, soul, rockin’ zydeco, Latin, outlaw country, heavy-one funk and folk. For more than a ...

Searching for the High Peaks around Mirror Lake

My go-to walk is to enjoy the 2.7-mile stroll around Mirror Lake. I can easily circumnavigate the lake during my child’s ballet lesson. I can even squeeze in a stop at the bookstore and a grab n’ go from one of the Main Street shops. I usually use headphones and relax, but occasionally my ...

Summer dance classes offered at NCCC’s Saranac Lake campus

SARANAC LAKE — North Country Community College is offering summer dance classes, led by a veteran dance instructor, at the college’s Saranac Lake campus for just $10 per person, per class. Intro to Social/Club Rhythm Ballroom Dances focuses on the rhythm style dances: Merengue, ...

Adirondack Woodcraft Show two Saturdays at Tupper Arts

TUPPER LAKE — On Saturdays, June 29 and July 6 from noon to 3 p.m., Tupper Arts will be hosting three artisans who have woodcrafts for sale at the Adirondack Woodcraft Show, 106 Park St., in Tupper Lake. William Betrus, from Adirondack Custom Twig, will be at the Center on June 29 and ...

Celebrate Paddling Invitational coming Sunday to Saranac Lake

SARANAC LAKE — Celebrate Paddling Invitational, a new format for paddle sport competition on Lake Flower will be in town Sunday, June 30. There will be 1-mile, 3-mile and 10-mile courses for all human powered craft and individual abilities. There will be youth and novice events, ...

White Pine Camp tours open for the summer season in Paul Smiths

PAUL SMITHS — Historic walking tours of White Pine Camp, the Adirondack Great Camp that served as the Calvin Coolidge Summer White House, will be held Wednesdays through Sept. 25 and Saturdays through Aug. 31. Tours are at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., and start at the White Pine Gate at ...

Loon-loving author comes to The Book Nook Saturday

SARANAC LAKE — A long-time kayaker and hiker combines her love of fantasy fiction and the Adirondacks to create a new world, home to familiar mountain lake creatures and unprecedented mythical beings inspired by common loons and their neighbors. “Tranquility” author Christa ...

Light pasta dishes kick off the summer season

It’s summer! Put away heavy, hearty meals for next winter. Summer calls for simple, luscious, fresh, light fare. The days are long and full of outdoor fun. Gardens are beginning to produce fresh veggies. When there’s so much to do, who wants to spend time making dinner? Noodles to the ...

Adirondack Shakespeare returns with two plays this summer

After a year of suspended operations, the Adirondack Shakespeare Company will return this summer with a week of performances from July 31 to Aug. 4 in Schroon Lake, Bolton Landing and Essex. A company of eight professional actors will perform two of William Shakespeare’s most popular ...

Cure Porch on Wheels allows residents to record their stories

SARANAC LAKE — The mobile version of this village’s cure porches will allow people to remember the past while recording the present. Kayt Gochenaur, oral history coordinator for Historic Saranac Lake, said cure porches in the past had been so those sick with tuberculosis could still ...

Exhibit to spotlight TB artists

SARANAC LAKE — The curing of tuberculosis made this village famous, but for some, the cure made them famous. A new exhibit spotlights this. For a year, the new exhibit in the John Black Room at the Saranac Laboratory Museum has been thought out and prepped. Kaytlin Gochenaur, Historic ...

Music on the Green opens June 26 with JigJam

SARANAC LAKE — Music on the Green kicks off this summer’s concert series at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 26 at Berkeley Green with the high-energy international quartet JigJam, hailing from Ireland’s midlands. Blending the best of traditional Irish music with bluegrass and Americana in a ...

Summer programs for kids

Though my children may have outgrown the need for a summer program, it doesn’t mean that our guests’ family members have. Children do crave continuity so to keep the rhythm there are so many programs that offer a regular schedule mixed with fun activities. Here are my annual (updated) ...