WEEKEND: LARAC, Whipple City festivals top a busy list of events | Local
The curtain goes up this weekend on the Adirondack Theater Festival with its first show of the season, “The Chinese Lady,” at the Charles R. Wood Theater.
The ever-popular LARAC Festival will take over Glens Falls City Park on Saturday and Sunday with food, crafts and merchandise galore. It’s also Law Enforcement Weekend in Lake George.
30e The annual Whipple City Festival will take place Friday and Saturday in the village of Greenwich. Also in Greenwich, a new historic marker will be placed at the childhood home of Susan B. Anthony in the hamlet of Battenville at 2 p.m. Saturday.
Adirondack Theater Festival: “The Chinese Lady”
GLENS FALLS — The first weekend of the Adirondack Theater Festival kicks off at 7:30 p.m. Friday with “The Chinese Lady,” at the Charles R. Wood Theater, 207 Glen St. Shows also take place at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Fresh off a sold-out run at New York’s Public Theater, this show is quickly becoming one of America’s most produced plays. In a true, little-known episode from the 19th century, a 14-year-old girl is brought from China to New York Harbor and exhibited as the first Chinese woman in America.
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His surreal journey takes him from Andrew Jackson’s Oval Office to PT Barnum’s circus tent to the harsh reality of the Chinese Exclusion Act.
Tickets cost between $25 and $45 and are available at www.woodtheater.org. The show is best enjoyed by audiences 12 and older.
LARAC June Arts Festival
GLENS FALLS — The 51st The annual Lower Adirondack Regional Arts Council Arts Festival will be held Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Glens Fall City Park.
The festival features nearly 80 exhibitors offering a variety of products such as jewelry, homewares, food products, fine arts, textiles, garden decorations and more. The event takes place rain or shine.
The festival also includes nonprofit booths, art demonstrations, children’s activities, food concessions, and live entertainment by local musicians. Free entry. For more information, contact festival coordinator Phil Casabona at [email protected] or 518-798-1144 ext. 2.
Annual Whipple Town Festival
GREENWICH — The 30th annual Whipple Town Festival will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday in historic Greenwich Village. Festivities include a parade, 5k and 10k races, food, beer, cider and wine, and trade and informational vendors.
The Whipple City Festival will once again take place over two days, starting in Mowry Park on Friday evening and on Main Street in the city center throughout the day on Saturday. The festival was canceled in 2020 and was a one-day event last year.
Proceeds from the event allow the Greenwich Chamber to sponsor other community events throughout the year. For more information, visit www.whipplecityfestival.com.
Lake George Library Book Sale
LAKE GEORGE — The Friends of Lake George Library will hold its monthly book sale from 10 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. Saturday at the Caldwell-Lake George Library, 336 Canada Street. For more information, visit https://lakegeorgelibrary.sals. edu.
Dedication of Susan B. Anthony
GREENWICH — The Washington County Historical Society and the State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation will dedicate a new historic marker at the childhood home of Susan B. Anthony at 2 p.m. Saturday at 2835 State Route 29 in Battenville.
The marker was made possible through the William G. Pomeroy Foundation grant program. The ceremony will include a welcome by Debi Craig, former president of the Washington County Historical Society. Coline Jenkins, great-great-granddaughter of Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and State Deputy Carrie Woerner, D-Round Lake, will share a few words. Anthony’s descendants and his family will be present.
The public is invited, however parking at the Anthony House will not be available. Shuttles will transport people from Greenwich Junior-Senior High School on Gray Avenue to the Anthony House. There will be two routes with two buses each departing from the circle in front of Greenwich Junior-Senior High School at 1.15pm and 1.30pm. Arrive 15 minutes before the shuttle departs.
For more information, contact the Washington County Historical Society at [email protected] or call 518-747-9108.
Lake George Area Restaurant Week
LAKE GEORGE – After a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, the Lake George area restaurant is ending Friday and Saturday at participating locations in the area.
This year, Taste NY at the Adirondacks Welcome Center is sponsoring the promotion with a “Restaurant Challenge” that tasks participating restaurants with creating a prix-fixe menu featuring at least one ingredient grown or produced in New York State.
Each participating restaurant will offer a special three-course menu for $30. Ingredients grown or produced in New York will be featured on special Restaurant Week menus.
Customers can enter to win gift cards offered by participating restaurants. Have a server take a Lake George Area Restaurant Week survey or post about the meal using #DineLGR on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok or Twitter to enter for a chance to win.
The special promotional price of $30 for a three-course meal includes only specific menu choices selected by participating restaurants, which are displayed at www.lakegeorgechamber.com/restaurantweek. The promotional price does not include taxes, tip and drinks. Some restaurants exclude certain days of the week. This information is also published on the Chamber Restaurant Week page. Reservations are strongly encouraged.
Scout Chicken BBQ
HUDSON FALLS — Boy Scout Troop 56 will host a chicken barbecue from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at Dimensional Mills, 337 Main Street. The menu includes half a chicken, a baked potato, a roll and a coleslaw or baked beans. Dinners are $12. Drive-thru only.
Fridays at the lake
LAKE GEORGE — This week’s Fridays at the Lake event will feature Alex Torres and the Latin Kings from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Friday at Shepard Park. The Stony Creek Band will open the show at 6 p.m.
Bronx-born Alex Torres and his 12-piece orchestra will perform a mix of Afro-Caribbean rhythms, including salsa, merengue, cha-cha and bombs.
Admission is free and food and drink vendors will be on hand.
This week’s concert will be dedicated to the family who lost family members in last Sunday’s motorcycle accident in Lake George. A portion of the proceeds from beverage sales and all tips will be donated to a fundraiser scheduled for June 22.
The concert will include the opening ceremonies of the police officers’ weekend.
law enforcement weekend
LAKE GEORGE – Law Enforcement Weekend will take place Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Fort William Henry Hotel, Shepard Park and other locations around Lake George.
Law Enforcement Officers Weekend welcomes all Law Enforcement Officers, serving and retired, and their families from across the country and Canada to Lake George for a fun, relaxing and informative weekend . The Weekend was developed by Officer Austin Glickman while a student at the New York City Police Academy. Law enforcement officers and their families are encouraged to relax and socialize with other officers.
Several events during the weekend are also open to the public, including a parade and ceremony, a K-9 demonstration, and a comedy show.
For a full schedule of events, visit https://leoweekend.com/product/leo-weekend-at-lake-george-june-17-19-2022/.
Gretta Hochsprung writes features and news from her hometown. She can be reached at 518-742-3206 or [email protected]