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Saratoga TourismFestival includes 2nd national chip competition to crown chip champs

The Big Idaho® Potato Truck to also make an appearance

Saratoga Springs, N.Y. - The 2nd annual Chip Festival will take place on Saturday, July 15, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Saratoga Springs City Center, located in Saratoga Springs, NY. The event’s Presenting Sponsor for the 2017 festival is Wise Snack Foods. The festival, hosted by The Saratoga Springs Lions Club, will feature sampling and purchasing booths with chips of all kinds, plus salsas, pretzels, popcorn and other snacks. Additionally, the festival will hold its 2nd annual competition in a variety of categories for chips as well as dips and salsas. The Big Idaho® Potato Truck will also be appearing at the festival as part of its national tour. The price for general admission is $5, and children 12 and under are free.

Installation view, If I Had Possession Over Judgement Day: Collections of Claude SimardSaratoga Springs, N.Y. — The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College will present a series of free public tours this summer at noon on Thursdays from July 6 to August 24.

The tours provide visitors unique perspectives on the Tang Teaching Museum. Curator-led tours delve into specific exhibitions. A collections tour offers a unique opportunity into the spaces where much of the Tang's 9,000 works of art and cultural objects are stored when not part of an exhibition. And behind-the-scenes tours give insights on the kinds of work that goes on that makes the Tang a teaching museum.

Mabee Farm CanalfestSaturday, July 15 - 11:00 am - 3:00 pm at the Mabee Farm Historic Site

Schenectady, N.Y. - Join us for CanalFest at Mabee Farm for a day of FREE fun, family activities as we celebrate the Erie Canalway! 

The festivities include live music with The Crabgrass Boys, petting zoo and pony rides, rehabbed wild animals, food and craft beer, art exhibition opening of Dana Hatchett's "Erie Canal Re-Imagined," barn-raisings, kids activities, craft vendors, FREE ICE CREAM (for kids, generously donated by Stewart's), blacksmithing and textile demonstrations inspired by the Erie Canal, and family-friendly tours of the historic Mabee house. Our Mohawk River bateaux will also be on site!

Excelsior PR logoGovernor Launches Adventure NY Initiative in Time for the Busy Summer Season

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the completion of the new visitor center at Five Rivers Environmental Education Center in Delmar, Albany County and launched the new Adventure NY initiative, designed to connect New Yorkers with the state’s outdoor destinations. The new $8.9 million visitor center, funded by NY Works and the State’s Environmental Protection Fund, invites visitors to explore Five Rivers’ local fields, ponds, forests, birds, and history through interactive displays and exhibits.

Julian FleisherFeaturing Special Guests Mo Rocca, Tedd Firth and more

Saratoga Springs, NY  - The Orchard Project is proud to announce a celebrity fundraiser event, Julian Fleisher & Friends , happening at 8pm on Tuesday, June 27th at Putnam Den in downtown Saratoga Springs. Tickets are $75 (includes reserved table seating and wine service) or $50 (general admission) and can be purchased at www.orchardproject.com or by calling (646) 760-6767.

Frances Day - Tang MuseumFourth Annual Community Open House Features Tours, Art-Making, printmaker Terry Conrad, conservator Sarah C. Stevens, musical group The Machine That Wouldn't Die, dancer Nicholas Sciscione, and the premiere of a new video by SKOTE

Saratoga Springs, N.Y. — The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College is opening its doors to the public for a day of free events on the fourth annual Frances Day, a community open house from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 15. Visitors can experience multiple contemporary art exhibitions, art-making activites, food, music, and fun in honor of the museum's namesake, Frances Young Tang.

Friends of the Pruyn House logoLatham, N.Y. – The Concerts in the Barn will take place at the Pruyn House Complex, 207 Old Niskayuna Road, Latham, NY 12110.  They are held rain or shine on consecutive Wednesday evenings July 12th – August 9th.  Music is from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. $5.00 for adults; children 12 and under are free. Come early and enjoy the historic buildings and gardens on the grounds.

SPAC 2017Freihofer’s Baking Company sponsors “Live at the Jazz Bar” evenings during classical season

Saratoga Springs, N.Y. – As part of its commitment to expanding its offerings beyond the stage, Saratoga Performing Arts Center will present “Live at the Jazz Bar,” a series of evenings featuring live jazz music by acclaimed regional and New York City based ensembles, held in the Hall of Springs “Jazz Bar.” The events will be sponsored by Freihofer’s Baking Company, the longtime title sponsor of SPAC’s iconic Saratoga Jazz Festival, and admission will be free and open to the public.

Stockade Scavenger HuntSchenectady, N.Y.Whether you’re a lifelong resident of Schenectady, or just looking to explore, The Second Stockade Scavenger Hunt, taking place Saturday, June 17, is the perfect opportunity to find out more about the 300+ years of history in Schenectady’s Stockade Historic District. The Stockade neighborhood is jam packed with history and participants will follow clues to learn more about the founding of Schenectady, and other topics. No worries if you joined us last year, we will have all new clues for this year’s scavenger hunt.
 
Participants will meet up at the Schenectady County Historical Society at 32 Washington Ave. to receive their clues and report back for a prize when they are finished. All you will need to bring is a camera to document your journey.

In association with Saratoga Performing Arts Center and the Saratoga Convention and Tourism Bureau

Saratoga Springs, N.Y. – The Orchard Project is proud to announce its first ever BUSK!, a free public event to kick off a Saratoga Springs summer, featuring artists from its famed residencies and beloved local acts. Taking place on Sunday June 4th, 2017 from Noon-6:00pm in and around the Saratoga Springs Heritage Area Visitor Center, BUSK! is a spontaneous, outrageous, family-friendly event that aims to offer something to everyone —  from local bands and magicians to spectacular circus artists and stunt performers.