Weekender A&E

Warrior Run returns to Tupper Lake Saturday

TUPPER LAKE — The obstacles for the Saturday’s Warrior Run are set up, nearly 100 people are already registered to run the race, and organizers are hoping the weather brings some rain to muddy up the track. While rain is the bane of most events’ existence, it is what the Warrior Run ...

New event, Street Fest, to take over downtown Saturday

SARANAC LAKE — Street Fest, an all new event, will come to Saranac Lake from 2 to 9 p.m. Saturday, July 20. Those attending are encouraged to wear a costume to the free celebration of all the things that make this town such a great place to live. The afternoon will be packed with ...

Sinfonietta to perform Sunday with Tony Award-winning conductor

LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Sinfonietta will perform at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts Sunday, July 21, under the direction of a Tony Award-winning conductor. The conductor, Stuart Malina, is one of three candidates auditioning this summer for the Sinfonietta’s music director ...

Third Thursday Art Walk is back tonight (Thursday)

SARANAC LAKE — Whatever the weather, The Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Saranac Lake ArtWorks, will sponsor another Third Thursday ArtWalk on Thursday, July 18. Third Thursday ArtWalks encountered its first weather challenge last month and the local businesses ...

‘Mary Poppins Jr.’ opens Friday at Pendragon

SARANAC LAKE — Camp Pendragon presents Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's “Mary Poppins Jr.,” the tale of family and friendship, opening this Friday, July 19 and running through July 28. This classic musical features dance, song and puppetry and is perfect entertainment for all ages. ...

Joan Osborne comes to Songs at Mirror Lake July 23

LAKE PLACID — Joan Osborne will take the stage for the fourth week of the Songs at Mirror Lake music series at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 23 in Mid’s Park. The Pines Inn Songs at Mirror Lake Music Series presented by Adirondack “By Owner” hosts Bob Dylan Night, presented by Golden ...

Adirondack Sky Festival Sunday in Tupper Lake

TUPPER LAKE — With its location within a protected state park, with low light pollution, low humidity and sitting at a high altitude, Tupper Lake provides ideal conditions for night sky viewing, some of the best east of the Mississippi. Local officials, university professors, and ...

Driftwood at the Waterhole Friday

SARANAC LAKE — Folk, rock and Americana band Driftwood returns to Waterhole Upstairs Music Lounge stage on Friday, July 19. “Growing up in the Chenango Bridge/ Binghamton area, I never really thought about it being an economically depressed town. To me, it was a perfect balance of ...

Teen art camps

Good grief. I can’t be the only person who is hearing that there is nothing to do (insert a lot of eye-rolling). This is coming from visiting children, not even my own. I glance at my friend and I gesture that when my kids ever mentioned being bored, I would make them clean the house. The ...

Funky Crustaceans at Music on the Green

SARANAC LAKE — Funky Crustaceans are on tap for the fifth week of the Music on the Green summer series. The band last appeared on the Music on the Green stage in 2017. This group brings NOLA music from the past and present along with funk, R&B, and country blues. Music on the ...

Open-Minded Mic Night extended with tonight’s performances

SARANAC LAKE — BluSeed Studios at 24 Cedar Street in Saranac Lake brings residents and visitors a doubleheader of entertainment opportunities on Thursday, July 18. In addition to the excitement of Third Thursday ArtWalks, BluSeed will be extending the evening by adding to its ...

Celebration of Youth Saturday at the Wilder Farm

MALONE — On Saturday, the annual Celebration of Youth event will feature a children’s art show with submissions from school children who visited the farm this year. Two essay contest winners will be selected to be Honorary Laura and Almanzo for 2019. Activities for the day will ...

The Bookstore Plus welcomes authors

LAKE PLACID — The Bookstore Plus will host two author signings: Robert Hunter from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, July 20 and Sam Bleicher from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday, July 25. Hunter will autograph copies of his book “Relapse: A Love Story.” He will also be playing his guitar. Sam ...

Tomato sandwiches are the joy of summer

It’s summer, and fresh, locally grown tomatoes are plentiful at farmers’ markets and farm stands. We use them in salads. We cook with them. But they truly shine in the tomato sandwich. Tomatoes are incredibly good for you. They contain lycopene, an antioxidant that is known for ...

Messy fun at Woodsmen’s

TUPPER LAKE — Woodsmen’s Days this year was a well-attended, messy occasion as loggers, woodcarvers and heavy equipment drivers from all over the country filled the village park with sawdust, sculptures and massive machines. You didn’t have to be a lumberjack to attend. There we just ...

Lineup released for Northern Current music festival

SARANAC LAKE — Kat Wright, a soul singer based in Burlington, Vermont, will headline the inaugural year of Northern Current, a new, day-long music festival that will continue where Hobofest left off. Wright and her band take the stage at Saranac Lake’s Riverside Park alongside an ...

Kat Wright will headline inaugural Northern Current music festival

SARANAC LAKE — Kat Wright, a soul singer based in Burlington, Vermont, will headline the inaugural year of Northern Current, a new, day-long music festival that will continue where Hobofest left off. Wright and her band take the stage at Saranac Lake’s Riverside Park alongside an ...

‘Bigger, better’ Woodsmen’s on tap for this weekend in Tupper Lake

TUPPER LAKE — Woodsmen’s Days is this weekend and organizers of the event say it is bigger and better this year, with new attractions, returning events and a “Woodsman’s Revival” parade taking place on the old parade route uptown on Park Street. The event has been a staple of ...

Folk showcase brings trio to Lake Flower tonight

SARANAC LAKE — Folk music, almost by definition, has a variety of different camps. It’s the music of people, not some stripped-down version of music but an intimate one. Some folks use it to testify, to communicate an issue and draw light to strife. Others use it to ease the sorrow ...