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2019-HeavenlyEchoesSaratoga Springs, NY (June 28, 2022) — The Tang Teaching Museum’s acclaimed summer concert series Upbeat on the Roof begins Thursday, July 7, with a gospel performance by one of the region’s most-beloved groups Heavenly Echoes. The concert begins at 6 pm on the lawn outside the Tang. New this year, the Tang features a drop-in art-making table for kids beginning at 5:30 pm.

SPAC logoFeaturing culinary creations inspired by choreographers whose works will be performed as part of NYCB’s 2022 Saratoga season

Presented by the SPAC Action Council, the fundraiser is hosted by WAMC’s Joe Donahue with photos by legendary NYCB photographer Paul Kolnik

MON, JULY 11 at The Pines@SPAC

Saratoga Springs, NY (June 16, 2022) – Saratoga Performing Arts Center announces “A Choreographers’ Feast,” featuring an exquisite multi-course dining experience with culinary creations inspired by choreographers whose works will be performed as part of New York City Ballet’s 2022 season at SPAC.

Presented by the SPAC Action Council in association with CulinaryArts@SPAC and conceived by food scholar Meryl Rosofsky, the festive summer feast will be hosted by WAMC’s Joe Donahue with photos by legendary NYCB photographer Paul Kolnik, who will attend the evening, on Monday, July 11 at 7 p.m. in the new The Pines@SPAC facilities. The fundraiser will support New York City Ballet’s SPAC residency, which is scheduled for Tuesday, July 12 through Saturday, July 16, 2022.

Orchard Project - 2022 Arts FestivalTaking place Friday July 8 through Sunday July 10, 2022, the festival marks a long anticipated, exciting return of Orchard Project’s in-person programming to Saratoga Springs, NY

Saratoga Springs, N.Y. – The Orchard Project has announced the lineup for its 2022 Arts Festival, taking place Friday July 8 through Sunday July 10, 2022, in Saratoga Springs, NY. Festival packages and single tickets are now on sale. The festival expands upon a tradition of local events that began with the likes of Ben Folds, Esperanza Spalding, Savion Glover, and Alan Cumming – inviting artists at the forefront of storytelling TO share their process and sources of inspiration.

Lake George Battlefield Park AllianceLake George, NY – The Lake George Battlefield Park Alliance will be conducting guided tours of the Park’s unique history as a key site in the French and Indian War and the American Revolution as part of New York State’s “Path Through History Weekend” on June 18-19.

The Alliance, formed in 2001 to help preserve the site and educate the public on its importance, is furnishing trained tour guides who will point out the ruins of Fort George (constructed in 1759), the burial place of four unknown soldiers who were killed in the Battle of Lake George (1755), the Park’s historic statues and what they commemorate, and the remnants of hospitals and kilns that served soldiers during the two 18th century conflicts, among other noteworthy spots within the Battlefield Park.

Nature Night OutAlbany NY – The Albany Pine Bush Preserve presents "Nature Night Out", a series of three summer evening events that invite everyone to drop everything and get into nature. The Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center will extend operations until 7:30pm on each of these days, capitalizing on those longer sunlit summer hours. Visitors of all ages can enjoy live music while feasting on a meal from food truck vendors, go on a StoryWalk adventure along the trail and learn about the natural & cultural history of the Pine Bush with interactive Discovery Center exhibits. A fun evening out in nature awaits at 195 New Karner Road, Albany, NY 12205 on Wednesday June 29th, Friday July 22nd and Friday August 12th.

Fun Fridays at Pruyn House 2Latham, N.Y. – The Colonie Art League and the Friends of Pruyn House are co-sponsoring a Summer Art Camp at the Pruyn House, 207 Old Niskayuna Road, Latham, NY.  The dates are Friday, July 15, Friday, July 22, and Friday, July 29. 

This program is open to children ages 9 – 14 and runs from 10:00am – 3:00pm on the above three days.  Early registration is due by June 15 - $30 per day, or $75 for all three days.  Late registration after June 15 - $40 per day or $90 for all three days. …

Carolyn Shapiro, courtesy the artistNew this year: Art-making activities for kids before the show!

Saratoga Springs, NY — The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College announces the return of its popular summer concert series Upbeat on the Roof, each Thursday from July 7 through August 18.

This year marks Upbeat’s twenty-first season and it remains a premier summer destination for the best music created by the region’s musicians. Gospel, folk, rock, bluegrass, traditional Cuban music, world music, and jazz are all on tap for summer 2022.

National Museum of Racing and Hall of FameSaratoga Springs, N.Y. — The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame will play host to “Celebrating Sanctuary: Saratoga’s Thoroughbred Aftercare,” an event that will bring awareness to therapy horses and thoroughbred retirement on Saturday, June 18. The Museum will offer free admission from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and the day’s activities will feature the unveiling and first signing of artist Greg Montgomery’s 2022 Travers Stakes poster.

Yvette Janine Jackson self-portraitNew sound art exhibition opens Saturday, May 21

Saratoga Springs, N.Y. (May 12, 2022) — The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College announces the next installation in its long-running sound art series: Elevator Music 43: Yvette Janine Jackson—Destination Freedom opens Saturday, May 21, and runs through October 2, 2022.

Destination Freedom is an immersive electroacoustic composition that takes listeners on a journey in search of freedom: from the hull of a 19th-century slave ship, across time, to a place in the imaginative future. Using history as a mirror for contemporary social issues, …

Friends of the Pruyn House logoJune 12th, Noon – 3 pm

Colonie, NY – To celebrate Global Wellness Day (GWD), the Friends of Pruyn House (FOPH) will host free wellness activities from Noon to 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 12th, 2022, at the Pruyn House located at 207 Old Niskayuna Rd, Latham, NY 12110.

Global Wellness Day (GWD) is a community-based event, that is a free and open to the public to enjoy wellness-focused classes and experiences. An international observance, its purpose is to creates awareness of individual and social well-being. There are more than 4,000 events held in 100 countries celebrating GWD.

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