Saratoga County Fair
Fair hours: 9am-midnight, daily. Midway: noon-midnight daily; Beer Garden: noon-midnight; Concession buildings: 11am-11pm.
General admission: Tuesday-Thursday – $8; Friday-Sunday – $10; Wednesday, Senior Day – Senior Citizen ages 65 & over until 5pm $4; Active military with ID free. For more info. saratogacountyfair.org.
Washington County Fair
10am-6pm. Adults $10; under 14 free. Washington County Fairgrounds, Greenwich. For more info: 692.2464; www.washingtoncountyfair.com.
Schoharie County Sunshine Fair
“The Family Magic Continues”
July 30-August 7
Gates Open at 8am, Exhibit Buildings from 10am-10pm. For more info:234.2123; www.sunshinefair.org
Opening day admission $5; daily admission $10; 13 and under free. Hours: Wednesday – noon-10pm; Thursday-Monday 10a-10pm. Midway Hours: Wednesday noon-10pm; Thursday 11am-closing; Friday 11am-7pm. For more info: 753.4411; www.schaghticokefair.com.
11am-10pm. Altamont Fairgrounds, Altamont. For more info: 861.6671; www.altamontfair.com.
Columbia County Fair
9/1 – 3pm-11pm; 9/2-9/6 10am-11pm. $10 at the gate, except Sunday when they are $12. Youth & Senior Citizen Day is 9/2. Kids under 18 are free until 4pm; and seniors (62 and up) are half price until 4pm. Under 12 always free. For more info: www.columbiafair.com.
169th Fonda Fair
August 31-September 6
Seven days of fun and excitement for all ages! Rides, shows, live musical entertainment, livestock and cattle shows, truck and tractor pulls, specialty foods, vendors and more! The Charlie Daniels Band will perform on September 4 at 8pm for an additional $20. Fonda Fairgrounds, 21 South Bridge St., Fonda. For more info: 853.3313 or www.fondafair.com.
Adirondack Arts & Craft Fair – 150 designer craft and fine art exhibits, live entertainment, food and kid’s activities. New food court with barbecue and pig roast Saturday and Sunday, NYS wine tasting. Rain or shine. 6/5 10am-6pm; 6/6 10am-5pm. Adults $8; 13-17 $2; under 12 free. Weekend pass $10. Free parking. Washington County Fairgrounds, Greenwich. For more info: 692.2464; www.washingtoncountyfair.com.
July 10 & 11
Shaker Summer Craft Fair – The Shaker Heritage Society will host over 80 local artisans displaying their quality wares. Items are available at all price points and there is truly something for everyone. 10am-4pm. Hands-on activities will be offered for kids at the Family Activity Station and Pony Rides will be available on Saturday from 1pm-3pm. 25 Meeting House Road, Albany. For more info:www.ShakerHeritage.org.
Round Lake Arts & Crafts Festival – 150 juried artist and craftsmen exhibit quality arts and crafts. A great place to buy unique decorative items, jewelry, clothing, and works of art. Get inspired! Taste delicious treats. Free.10am-5pm. Free. Round Lake Park Grounds, Round Lake. For more info: www.thecraftshows.com.
At The Lakehouse in Washington Park. Tuesday-Sunday at 8pm. Amphitheater Seating is free. Premium reserved seating on sale. www.parkplayhouse.com
Annie Get Your Gun
July 6 – August 15
Annie Get Your Gun scored a bullseye when it returned to Broadway in 1999, with a revised libretto by Peter Stone. Stone reshaped the 1946 book to create a Wild West show-within-a-show that frames the ageless “Anything You Can Do I Can Do Better” love story of sharpshooters Annie Oakley and Frank Butler.
At the Lakehouse in Washington Park. Tuesday-Sunday 5:30pm. All seating is free. www.parkplayhouse.com
July 30-August 15
Dorothy’s adventures in the Land of Oz have been set to music in a dazzling, lively mixture of rock, gospel and soul music. Everybody knows the story, but now it’s a new fantasy for today- mysterious, opulent and fanciful. “Radiates so much energy you can hardly sit in your seat . . . great fun.”- N.Y. Post.
Park Playhouse Kidz Presents
Disney’s Alice in Wonderland, Jr.
June 11, 9:30am
At Hackett Middle School (45 Delaware Ave, Albany). 434.0776.
Join Alice’s madcap adventures in Wonderland as she chases the White Rabbit, races the Dodo Bird, gets tied up with the Tweedles, raps with a bubble-blowing Caterpillar, and beats the Queen of Hearts at her own game! Roles are plentiful, including three Cheshire Cats and dozens of other wonderfully wacky characters. This fast-paced stage adaptation of Alice in Wonderland features updated dialogue and new arrangements of such classic Disney songs as “I’m Late,” “The Un-birthday Song” and “Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah.”
50 101st Street, Troy
To register call 800.556.6273. All tours begin at the Bell near the Earl Chapel and are only cancelled in case of thunderstorms.
A Soldier from Every War Robert E. Mulligan-Retired military curator at The NYS Museum will introduce visitors to Serviceman from each of our nations’ wars. Learn about the varied careers and experiences of these privates and generals, as well as the battles they fought and their families at home.This is a walking tour but car pools will be used to selected locations. 9am-11am. $12.
Oakwood, North of the Lakes – Historian Michael Barrett guides an exploration of a section of the cemetery not normally covered in other tours but filled with generals, lawyers, politicians and founding families. 9am-11am. $12.
The Women Left Behind “Holding Down the Fort” – Join Rensselaer County Historian, Kathy Sheehan, and famed military historian, Michael Barrett, for a new Oakwood tour. It includes a brief overview by Barrett of the various wars that the local men participated in. Then Kathy Sheehan will discuss what it was like for the women who remained behind on the home front. 9am-11am. $12.
Alive at 5
June 3-August 5
A free outdoor summer Thursday night concert series with a different music theme each week. Albany Riverfront Park, Corning Preserve, Albany. Rain location: Corning Preserve Boat Launch under the 787 bridge (Water Street). Handicapped parking: Corning Preserve parking lot, Columbia Street Garage. Opening band: 5pm; headline band 6:30. Show ends at 8pm.
2010 Summer Concert Series Lineup
June 3 – Audiostars with Cryin Out Loud
June 10 – Chubby Checker with Ernie Williams & The Wildcats
June 17 – Gregg Rolie (former lead singer of Santana) with The Foy Brothers
June 24 – Boyz II Men with Soul Session
July 1 – Gin Blossoms with Ten Year Vamp
July 8 – Irish Night: The Ruffians with The Town Pants
July 15 – Gloria Gaynor with Solid Smoke
July 22 – Eddie Money with Tome Healey Band
July 29 – Who’s Bad – Michael Jackson Tribute with The Big Smoothies
August 5 – Fran Cosmo (former member of Boston) with Crossfire.
Freedom Park Concert Series at Jumpin’ Jacks, Scotia
Free Concerts in the Park. All shows start at 7:00 pm unless noted.
June 16 Hair of the Dog ~ Irish
June 19 The BLiSTeRz ~ power pop
June 20 Happy Daze ~ 60’s-70’s favorites
June 23 Alan Payette Band ~ rock
June 24 Adirondack Sax Quartet ~ jazz
June 26 Captain Squeeze & Zydeco Moshers
June 27 Music Company Orchestra ~ classical
June 30 New York Players ~ party rock
July 2 Hillbilly Horns ~ country
Music @ 8pm, Fireworks @ 9:15 pm
July 3 Air National Guard Band
July 7 Scotia-Glenville Pipe Band ~ bagpipes
July 8 Scotia-Glenville Community Band
July 10 Ernie Williams ~ blues
July 11 The Puppet People ~ kids puppet show
July 14 Soul Session ~ soul/r&b
July 17 Grant Austin Taylor ~ rock
July 18 Jill Hughes ~ jazz
July 21 The AudioStars ~ party rock
July 22 Scotia-Glenville Community Band
July 24 Chris Shaw & Kevin McKrell
July 25 Route Fifty 5 ~ classical & contemporary jazz
July 28 The Joey Thomas Big Band
July 31 Storm Front ~ Billy Joel tribute band
August 1 Maria Z & Alegria featuring Taina Asili
August 4 The Lustre Kings ~ rockabilly
August 5 Stan Lampert Sextet ~ jazz
August 7 Sensamaya ~ Latin jazz & funky salsa
August 8 The Wister Quartet ~ classical
August 11 The Refrigerators ~ party rock
August 14 Dyer Switch Band ~ bluegrass
August 15 Italian Night featuring TS Ensemble
August 18 Electric City Chorus ~ barbershop
August 20-21 Our Town Productions “The Wiz”
August 22 Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company
August 25 Rymanowski Brothers Orchestra ~ polka
June 22-August 31-US Water Ski Show Team – Every Tuesday night at Jumpin’ Jack’s, Scotia. 6:30pm. For more info: 488.1404.
Fort Salem Theatre
11 East Broadway, Salem
Fort Salem’s Summer of Dreams. The Fort’s season begins with Lerner and Loewe’s classic.
Brigadoon, about the Scottish town that wakes up once every 100 years (except in the show, when it wakes up twice).
July 9-11 & July 16-18
Forever PLAID – WRGB news anchor Jerry Gretzinger leads a close harmony quartet in this show in which a 50’s group, desperate to realize their musical dream, returns from the grave for one final performance, the way they always wanted to do it.
July 24 – August 1 (weekends)
110 in the Shade takes us back to an era when a single woman was called an “old maid.”
Into the Woods – The tale of Cinderella, Rapunzel, Jack (of the Beanstalk), and Little Red Riding Hood, several pages beyond happily ever after.
August 13-22 (weekends)
StarCrossed, A Musical Tale of Tragedy and Triumph in Old Hollywood – based on a real-life story by Kate Brex, follows a young, adopted actress who discovers her roots on the soundstages of the film musical.
Iroquois Indian Museum
324 Caverns Road, Howes Cav
Through June 30 – “Native Americans in the Performing Arts”: From Broadway to Hollywood & Early Technology Demonstrations.
June 5, 12, 19, 26, July 24, July 31
Gallery Talks with Mohawk Educator Mike Tarbell. Some time ago, Cecilia Tarbell told her son Mike that he was born three hundred years too late. That is because his creative passions are focused on understanding his ancestors of long ago. 2pm.
Through July 31
“Native Americans in the Performing Arts” From Broadway to Hollywood & Early Technology Demonstrations.
July 3, 10, 17
Gallery Talks with Mohawk Educator Mike Tarbell. 2pm.
Iroquois Dance Saturdays – Onota’a:ka Oneida Nation Dancers
“Native Americans in the Performing Arts” From Broadway to Hollywood & Early Technology Demonstrations.
Iroquois Dance Saturdays – Allegany River Indian Dancers.
August 7, 14, 21, 28
Gallery Talks with Mohawk Educator Mike Tarbell – 2pm. Some time ago, Cecilia Tarbell told her son Mike that he was born three hundred years too late. That is because his creative passions are focused on understanding his ancestors of long ago.
THE MUSIC COMPANY ORCHESTRA SUMMER CONCERT SERIES 2010
The Music Company Orchestra – Conductor Ralph Acquaro – will present two concerts in June. Highlights of the program include: Harry Potter Symphonic Suite, April in Paris, and Highlights from Evita. Free. For more info: www.mcomusic.org
The Crossings, Colonie, 7pm. Rain or shine.
Freedom Park, Scotia at Jumpin’ Jacks’, 7pm
174 Lape Road, Esperance
Moth Watch-9pm-10:30pm. Members $5/person, $15 for family. Non-members $10/person, $25 for family.
June 11-12, July 9-10, August 13-14
Public Star Party – 9:30pm. Free.
Dog Stroll – 9am-1pm. Free.
Brownie Eco-Explorer Badge – 10am-noon. $10/girl (includes badge)
Garden Party – 4:30pm-8:30pm.
Pond Ecology – 2pm-3:30pm. Non-member $10/person, $25 for family
Pruning Workshop #1 – 6pm-8pm. Members $25, non-members $40
Pruning Workshop #2 – 6pm-8pm. Members $25, non-members $40.
The Micoscopic World of the Arboretum’s Ponds – 10am-11:30am. Non-members $10/person, $25 for family.
Nature Songs and Campfire – 8pm-9:30pm. Members $5/person, $15 for family; non-members $10/person; $25 for family.
Turtles with Wildlife Learning Company -10:30am-11:30am. Members $5/person, $15 for family Non-members $10/person, $25 for family.
Ancient Forests – 1pm-2pm. Members $10; non-members $15.
July 21, August 11
Geocaching – 10am-noon. Members $5/person, $15 for family; non-members $10/person, $25 for family.
Brownie Plants Try-It Badge – 10am-noon. Class size limited to 20 participants. Fee: $10/scout (includes badge)
Hot Tunes For Hard Times – In Two Parts! Rockin’ Saturday – 2pm. Rain or shine. Suggested donation: $10/person, children free.
Hot Tunes For Hard Times – Classical/Traditional Edition – 2pm. Rain or shine.
July 28, August 21
Dragonflies and Damselflies – 1pm-3pm. Members $5/person, $15 for family; non-members $10/person, $25 for family.
Herpetology Hike – 2pm-3:30pm. Members $5/person, $15 for family; non-members $10/person, $25 for family.
Albany Father’s Day Concert – Musical performance and fireworks. Albany Riverfront Park. 7pm-9pm. Free. For more info: 434.2032; www.albanyevents.org.
Father’s Day Picnic – Treat Dad to an afternoon of fun at the Schuetzenpark Biergarten at the German-American Club of Albany. Live music from the Schwarzennegger Connection. Tasty German and domestic food and drink available for purchase. Activities for children. In the event of rain, the event will be moved indoors to our banquet hall and bar. Adults $3; under 12 free. 1pm-7pm. For more info: www.germanamericanclubofalbany.com.
3rd Annual Art on Lark 2010 – Artists, musicians, dance performances, theatre performances, one-day installations and more. 10am-5pm. Lark Street. For more info: 434.3861.
Country Fest 2010 – Blake Shelton, Gretchen Wilson, Jason Michael Carroll, David Nail, Chuck Wicks, The Jane Dear Girls, plus local favorites: The Hillbilly Horns. $35 until 7/9; $40 at the gate; under 10 free. Parking Lots open at 5:30am; Infield gates open at 9am. Show starts at 11am. Altamont Fair Grounds.
Old Time German Day Picnic – Enjoy German and domestic food, drink, and live Ompah music at the Schuetzenpark Biergarten at the German-American Club of Albany. Live music from the Mountain Brauhaus Band. Tasty domestic and German food and drink available for purchase. Children’s activities include a parade. 1pm-7pm. Rain or shine. For more info: 265.6102; www.germanamericanclubofalbany.com.
3rd Annual Water Chestnut Removal – Join us for an educational program and work day on the water as we remove this non-native, highly invasive species. Learn how to remove these aquatic plants and dispose of them properly. We’ll pull out the plants from the shore, wearing waters, and from the water by canoe. We’ll provide waders (in a variety of sizes), gloves, and canoes/kayaks. If you have your own, bring them along! Please wear old clothes and shoes that you don’t mind getting wet. Lunch and beverages provided. Call to register. 8am-noon. Columbia Land Conservancy – Ooms Conservation Area at Sutherland Pond, Chatham. For more info: 392.5252, ext. 210; www.clctrust.org.
Elks Flag Day Parade-2pm City of Hudson. For more info: www.hudsonelksflagdayparade.com.
June 12, 26
Family Tours at Olana – Explore the house from a child’s perspective. Take the tour geared toward 6-12 year olds and stop by the Wagon House Education Center for Art in the Barn, or borrow a landscape themed backpack – a family day couldn’t be more perfect! Children must be accompanied by an adult. Reservations required by 4pm the preceding Friday. 11:30am. Adults $9; students & seniors $8; under 12 free. Olana State Historic Site, Hudson. For more info: 828.0135; www.olana.org.
Garden Walk – Learn a little history about Church’s flower garden as well as new plant care and maintenance of perennial gardens. Bring questions on Heirloom annuals and perennials; stay for the Olana sunset. Rain or shine. 4pm-5pm. Olana State Historic Site, Hudson. For more info: 828.0135; www.olana.org.
Birds, Butterflies, and Wildflowers of the Meadow Ecology Walks at Hawthorne Valley Farm – Series of walks with Conrad and Claudia Vispo, Farmscape Ecology Program at Hawthorne Valley Farm, which is protected with CLC easement. The walks will take you to different parts of the farm, introducing you to different on-farm habitats and their wild inhabitants. 2pm-4pm. Hawthorne Valley Farm Store, Ghent. For more info: 392.5252 x210; www.clctrust.org.
Guided Bird Walk – Join us for a light hike around Clermont’s grounds in search of the many varied species that call it home. Novices welcome! 9am. $3. Clermont State Historic Site, Clermont. For more info: 537.4240; www.friendsofclermont.org.
Garden Tour: Father’s Day Tree Identification – Celebrate Father’s Day with a lusty hike through Clermont’s historic grounds. Specimen trees that have been here since the American Revolution make the estate a treasure to share. Follow this up with hearty snacks in the garden. 1pm. $12. Clermont State Historic Site, Clermont. For more info: 537.4240; www.friendsofclermont.org.
Hudson Pride Parade – Parade route is Warren Street starting at the 7th Street Park – continuing down to Front Street. Noon. For more info: www.hudsonpride.com.
June 20, July 18
Third Sunday’s in the Country Tour de Columbia County – Welcome roadies! Don’t miss this monthly one day event with stunning views of mountain ranges, vast farms and pastures, quaint towns and villages, the Hudson Valley Rail Trail and a gorgeous lake. The terrain is rolling and challenging. The mileage options are 35, 43, or 50 for the hard core looking for a “half century.” The SAG support vehicle sets up a few rest stops and is always around watching out for you. Participants are able to ride at your own pace. Limit of 20-cyclists for each event so book early. Arrangements for pickup at the Wassaic Metro-North Rail Station need to be done in advance. Ed Fertik – CycleLogical Bike Tours, Philmont. $79/single, $139/couple. For more info: email@example.com; www.cyclelogicaltours.com.
Children’s Life and Games in the 18th Century – Learn about the lives of children 200 years ago. Try out their clothes and games. Recommended for children 7-12 years old. 11am. Clermont State Historic Site, Clermont. For more info: 537.4240; www.friendsofclermont.org.
Music at the Farm – Join us for a contemporary concert interpreting the spirit of Olana with drums from around the world. David Macejka, will perform music influenced by Church’s admiration for Persian architecture and culture. An open drum circle will follow – please bring your own drums if you’d like to participate. 4pm-6pm. Olana State Historic Site – Wagon House Education Center, Hudson. For more info: 828.0135; www.olana.org.
Family Fest-Fireworks and LIVE music by the White Water Band! Free kiddie rides, face painting, climbing wall, hay maze, games and pony rides also available. Columbia County Fairgrounds, Chatham. For more info: 392.2121; www.columbiafair.com.
Independence Day Celebration – Join in on the festivities and celebrate Independence Day with 18th century music and entertainment, food and a unique view of the Saugerties fireworks display after dark. 2pm-10pm. $8/per vehicle, $10/per vehicle after 8pm. Clermont State Historic Site, Clermont. For more info: 537.4240; www.friendsofclermont.org.
Annual Country Fair and Auction – A country fair and auction with activities the family will enjoy. 9am. Church of St. John in the Wilderness, Copake Falls. For more info: 329.0395.
Hudson-Athens Lighthouse Tours – Tours depart from the Henry Hudson Riverfront Park on the hour and Village of Athens Waterfront Park on the half hour. Participants will be treated to a 10-minute boat ride on the Spirit of Hudson pontoon boat. Once at the lighthouse, Emily Brunner tells stories of living on the lighthouse as a young girl. Visitors also have the opportunity to climb the stairs to the lantern room and exit onto the galley for spectacular views of the Catskill Mountains and the Hudson River. Bring your camera and sense of adventure. Souvenirs are available. Make your reservations today. 11am-3pm. Adults $20; children $10. Hudson-Athens Lighthouse Preservation Society. For more info: 828.5294, 822.1014; www.hudsonathenslighthouse.org.
Summerfest – Chatham Village – Chatham celebrates summer with its annual sidewalk sale – plus so much more! 10am-4pm. For more info: www.chathambusinessalliance.org.
Guided Bird Walk – Join us for a light hike around Clermont’s grounds in search of the many varied species that call it home. Novices welcome! 9am. $3. Clermont State Historic Site, Clermont. For more info: 537.4240; www.friendsofclermont.org
Sunset Concert -Evening concert of Rock ‘n Roll on the lawn at Clermont featuring band TBA. 6pm. $10 per car. Clermont State Historic Site, Clermont. For more info: 537.4240;www.friendsofclermont.org.
Who lives in the Ponds and Streams: Ecology Walks at Hawthorne Valley Farm – The walks will take you to different parts of the farm, introducing you to different on-farm habitats and their wild inhabitants. 2pm-4pm. Hawthorne Valley Farm Store, County Ghent. For more info: 392.5252 x210; www.clctrust.org.
Falcon Ridge Folk Festival – A three-day community event of Folk music and dance at the foot of the Berkshires! Don’t miss this popular summer event. Dodds Farm, Hillsdale. For more info: 866.325.2744; www.falconridgefolk.com.
Children’s Life and Games in the 19th Century- Children will have fun learning about the lives of children 200 years ago, while trying out their clothes and games. Recommended for children 7-12. 11am. Clermont State Historic Site, Clermont. For more info: 537.4240; www.friendsofclermont.org.
Blueberry Festival – Featuring early 19th century craft demonstrations and wares, antiques, live music and entertainment for children, many different vendors and a variety of food to feed the masses. There will be blueberries galore and a blueberry pancake breakfast. (Please note additional charge for breakfast.) 9am-4pm. Adults $6; under 12 free. Breakfast: Adults $6; children $3. Austerlitz Historical Society at Old Austerlitz site, Austerlitz. For more info: 392.0062; www.oldausterlitz.org.
Fort Plain Museum Opening Day – A new 19th Century Bridal Gown Exhibit on display until July 3. A Military Memorabilia Exhibit will be on display July 31-September 11. 10am-4pm. . Fort Plain Museum, Fort Plain. For more info: 993.2527
Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame Induction Weekend – Friday: Live Wrestling Event, East Coast Pro Wrestling will hold a special wrestling show at the Wilbur H. Lynch Literacy Academy, Amsterdam. $15 for ring side and $12 for General Admission. For more info, go to ECPW1.com or call 973.402.9599. This wrestling show is an independent event offered by ECPW. It is not affiliated with the Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum.
Saturday: Collectors’ Convention, America’s Best Value Inn 10am-2pm, free and open to the public. 1pm-3pm, Meet & Greet, Riverfront Center, advance sale tickets only.
7pm, Induction Ceremony and Reception, Fulton Montgomery Community College, advance sale. Call for pricing. For more info: 842.0022.
14th Annual Rhubarb Festival – Pie Baking Contest, rhubarb treats and lunch available, entertainment. Free. 1747 Nellis Tavern, St. Johnsville. 11am-5pm. For more info: 866.2619.
Mule Haul – 8 kilometer foot race along the towpaths of the Original and Enlarged Erie Canal. 10am. Yankee Hill Picnic Area, Amsterdam. 10am. Registration fees apply. For more info: 381.9352.
Grand Garden Tea – This year’s summer annual fundraising event will follow the classic English tradition of afternoon tea. It will feature a variety of tea sandwiches, scones and jam tarts, freshly baked tea pastries, accompanied by a glass of sparkling wine and your choice of tea. A fashion show highlighting summer styles from Fancy Schmancy of Albany modeled by local ladies will conclude the event. Reservations are required.11:30am-2pm. Old Fort Johnson, Fort Johnson. For more info: 843.6770.
Annual Kateri POW-WOW – Celebrate Native American culture, Grand Entry each day at noon, art, dancing, ritual, crafts, music, food and much more. Noon. National Kateri Tekakwitha Shrine, Fonda. For more info: 853.3646.
Fourth on the Third Celebration – Music, crafters, games for kids, just for fun Bingo, military displays, concessions, gigantic fireworks display scheduled for dusk. Free.
Wiles Park, Fort Plain. For more info: 993.4271.
Parkfest – Amsterdam’s 4th of July celebration is a day-long celebration in conjunction with the Amsterdam Mohawks vs. the Cooperstown Hawkeyes baseball game followed by a gigantic 4th of July fireworks display. Food, music, and more! Shuttleworth Park, Amsterdam. 2pm-9pm. For more info: 684.0376.
Strawberry Festival & Art Show – The Tryon County Militia will be present, an Independence Day celebration that honors colonial history and those who fought for freedom. At 1pm the Declaration of Independence will be read. Add to this the enjoyment of homemade cakes, ice cream, strawberries, and strawberry shortcake for a small fee. Noon-4pm. Fort Klock Historic Restoration, Johnsville. For more info: 568.7779.
Canal Days – Live music and entertainment including FLAME, food and chicken barbeque, canoe races, engine show, kids’ activities and much more. Free. 11am-4pm. Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site, Fort Hunter. For more info: 829.7516.
Fort Hunter Free Library – A giant, blowout book sale during Fort Hunter Canal Days. 351 Main St., Fort Hunter. For more info: 829.7248.
19th Annual Nelliston Days – Craft fair, flea market, cruise-in, music and entertainment, prizes, and raffles. Saturday, Chicken Bar-BQ. Free. 10am-5pm. Nelliston Village Park, Nelliston. For more info: 993.2815.
Native American History Camp for Adolescents – A 5 day history camp for ages 11-14 on Native American life, language, and more. $50. Fort Plain Museum, Fort Plains. For more info:
30th Annual Walter Elwood Museum Ice Cream Social – A time honored tradition in our region- this year including an arts festival, farmers market and live music. Walter Elwood Museum at the Guy Park Manor, Amsterdam. For more info: 843.5151.
Stone Soup Concert – These popular local musicians play a variety of traditional blues, jazz, folk, gospel, Irish tunes and original pieces. Located in the Fort Klock Dutch barn, please bring lawn chairs for your comfort. Dutch Barn, Fort Klock Historic Restoration, Johnsville. 7pm. For more info: 568.7779.
Nature & History Exploration for Kids – “Crafty Saturday Mornings under the Big Tree”. Can you say Dendrochronology? $1 per child. 10am. Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site, Fort Hunter. For more info: 829.7516.
Father McAlear Healing Service – Mass, Exposition of the Holy Eucharist, and healing service in the Coliseum. 7pm-10pm. Shrine of Our Lady of Martyrs, Fultonville. For more info: 853.3033 x223.
30th Annual Walter Elwood Museum Ice Cream Social – A time honored tradition in our region- this year including an arts festival, farmers market and live music. Walter Elwood Museum at the Guy Park Manor, Amsterdam. For more info: 843.5151.
Nature & History Exploration for Kids – “Crafty Saturday Mornings under the Big Tree”: Native American Spider Legends. 10am. $1 per child. Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site, Fort Hunter. For more info: 829.7516.
July 31-August 1
Holding Down the Fort – A day of Mohawk Valley history. The 230th Anniversary of the 1780 Raids with colonial music, 18th century foods, Sutlers Tents, battle reenactments, and period demonstrations. Free, donations appreciated. Fort Plain Museum, Fort Plain. For more info: 993-2527.
Not Just For Kids Storytelling Series
Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site, Visitor Center, Fort Hunter. 6pm. Free. 829.7516
July 25 Regi Carpenter
August 1 Eshu Bumpus
August 8 Niall de Burca
August 15 Onawumi Jean Moss
August 22 Judith Black
August 29 Nancy Payne
Wednesday Night at the Old Fort
June 16, July 21, August 18, September 15
Old Fort Johnson, Routes 5 & 67, Fort Johnson 6:30pm-8pm, $2, members of the Montgomery County Historical Society are free. A new series at the Old Fort on the third Wednesday of the month that will feature demonstrations, lectures and activities for all including architecture, archaeology, costumes and more. For specific information on each night’s topic please visit www.oldfortjohnson.org or call 843.0300.
Cooperstown Hawkeye’s Season Opener – The game will be played in Doubleday Field with festivities starting at 4:30 – first pitch planned for 5 pm! The Hawkeyes are members of the New York Collegiate Baseball League and play a 42-game schedule, half of which will be in the home of baseball. For more info: 607.267.3602; www.cooperstownhawkeyes.org.
June 19 & 20
National Baseball Hall of Fame Father’s Day Classic Weekend – A myriad of events for a very special weekend. Parade on Sunday at noon with a baseball game from the Major League Retired Baseball Players Association including several Hall of Famers! For more info: www.cooperstownchamber.org.
16th Annual Cooperstown Antiquarian Book – 10am-4pm. Clark Sports Center (Susquehanna Ave.). $3, NYSHA members free. For more info: 800.322.2995.
Fireworks at Lake Front Park.
4th of July Parade & Celebration – Noon Brooks BBQ, Cooperstown Community Band, games, raffle, food booths, displays inside. Parade ends at Springfield Center Community Center. 11am. For more info: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lakefront Concert Series – Concerts in Cooperstown Lakefront Park on the historic bandstand every Thursday at 7pm. For more info: email@example.com
Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Weekend
Caroline Street Arts & Blues Festival – Includes live music, chili contest and a local artist display. Caroline Street, Saratoga Springs. 1pm-7pm. Free. For more info: 584.3255.
SaratogaArtsFest – Four-day annual celebration of the arts, delivers the brilliance and energy of art in its many forms–music, dance, visual art, film, theatre and literary art. Adult $35, senior $25, students/military $15; youth (children 4-12) $5; Family Four Pack (2 adult/2 youth) $70. Various locations. For more info: 580.8010.
Duck Day in Waterfront Park – Includes crafts, games, music, hip hop demo, Tae Kwon Do demo, bounce house, game tank and a fishing contest. People who purchase a Duck Day ticket will have the chance to win $1000 if their duck crosses the finish line first, last duck to cross the finish line wins $200. 5pm-9pm. Free. Terminal Street/City Docks, Mechanicville. For more info: 813.5388.
Saratoga Brewfest – The day begins with VIP events from Noon to 1:30pm that includes a meet-and-greet and lunch with the brewers and a speech by Greg Engert, beer sommelier and partner at Birch & Barley in Washington – which boasts 550 craft brews! General Session from 2-6 will include lots of craft beers to sample and 4 hours of live music VIP tickets are $75 for all day; admission to the general tasting, which runs from 2pm-6pm and includes live music and food is $30 in advance or $35 at the door. Ellms Family Farm, Ballston Spa. For more info: 339.6333 or visit www.saratogabrewfest.com.
Elks Flag Day Parade – Beings on North Broadway and ends at Congress Park. Noon. Free. For more info: 584.2585.
Freihofer’s Jazz Festival at SPAC – $44-$65. Noon. For more info: 587.3330 or visit www.saratoga.com/new/jazz-festival. Saratoga Performing Arts Center.
Independence Day at Saratoga Battlefield – Morning citizenship ceremony is followed by Park Ranger Joe Craig portraying a 1776 town crier with news of American Independence. Join fellow citizens in toasting the 13 “new” states. Citizenship Ceremony: 10am. Readings of Declaration: 1pm & 3pm. Free. Saratoga National Historical Park, Stillwater. For more info: 664.9821, ext. 224.
July 10, 17, 24
Ranger Guided Evening History Stroll – Fun after five! Meet a park ranger in the Visitor Center parking lot, then caravan into the battlefield for leisurely walks and little-known stories about the people and grounds that gave birth to a nation and changed the world. 6pm-7:30pm. Free. Saratoga National Historical Park, Stillwater. For more info: 664.9821, ext. 224.
July 23-September 6
Thoroughbred Racing Season begins! Post time 1pm; 11am. Saratoga Race Course. For more info: 584.6200.
July 31-August 1
The Turning Point Parade & Festival – Begins across Schuylerville High School at 1pm. The next day is one of the largest parade in upstate NY, commemorating the Battle of Saratoga in 1777 during the Revolutionary War. Fireworks on 8/1. Free. Fort Hardy Park, Schuylerville. For more info: www.turningpointparade.com. www.saratogabridges.org.
3rd Annual Celtic Fair – Celebrating the Celtic Nations with music, vendors, adult beverages, Best Legs in a Kilt Contest, Pipe Bands, food, etc.11am-10pm. Free. Jay Street Marketplace, Schenectady. For more info: 377.0064; www.lennonsirishshop.com.
Cruisin’ on the Avenue Car Show – Spend Fathers Day on Mohawk Avenue in Scotia and enjoy the annual Cruisin on the Avenue Car Show! Free.10am.
Schenectady County SummerNight – Live music, Kids Korner, games, food & craft vendors, fireworks, MORE! 5pm-1opm. For more info: www.schenectadycounty.com.
5th Annual Paddling for a Cure 2010 – Benefits local chapter of the American Cancer Society in their fight against breast cancer. 2.5 or 5 mile paddle on the scenic Mohawk River. Safe, insured and sanctioned by the American Canoe Assoc. Lots of prizes. A kayak will also be raffled off. Food & beverages available. $10 fee covers insurance. 8am-2pm at the Capital Region Maritime Center Maritime Drive, Alplaus. For more info visit www.alplaus.org and click on Paddling for a Cure
June 5, June 19, July 3, July 17, August 7, August 21
Old Stone Fort Museum Complex – Volunteer Militia Day – Day-long program combining lectures, workshops and Military exercises. Ages 12 and up. Schoharie. For more info: 295.7192; www.schohariehistory.net.
New York Power Authority Blenheim-Gilboa Visitors Center – Annual Quilt Show. North Blenheim. For more info: 800.724.0309; www.nypa.gov/vc/blengil.htm.
Richmondville Days “Revisiting Our Past: Horseshoes, Rails and Wheels” – All-day events featuring raffle, vendors, music, food, balloons, antique cars, historical events, face painting, bounce house, firetruck slide, pie sale, popcorn, cotton candy & more. Rain or shine.
43rd Annual Gas-Up Antique Motor Show & Demonstration-Antique Steam, Gasoline & Oil Engines in action daily. Parade, Food, & Entertainment. Free admission & parking. Route 443 Just South of I-88 Exit 23 Just follow the signs. For more info: www.upstatevacations.com.
Sunnycrest Orchards Annual Tractor and Antique Power Show – 7869 State Route, Sharon Springs. For more info: 284.3406; www.sunnycrestorchards.com.
43rd Annual Gas-Up Antique Motor Show & Demonstration – Antique Steam, Gasoline & Oil Engines in action daily. Parade, food, & entertainment. Free admission & parking. Route 443, just South of I-88 Exit 23. Follow the signs. For more info: www.upstatevacations.com.
Cobleskill Day – activities all day long throughout the Village of Cobleskill. Contact Sandy Poole at 518-296-8300 for more information.
Dairy & Berry Celebration – Farmers Market, Plant Sale, Strawberries (weather permitting), FREE milk samples, FREE ice cream sundaes, Chicken BBQ, dairy goats, natural milk soaps, hand crafted candles and more, Live music. 10am-3pm. Veterans Memorial Park, Cobleskill.
New York Power Authority – Blenheim-Gilboa Visitors Center – American Mountain Men Weekend – 1378 State Route 30, North Blenheim. For more info: 800.724.0309; www.nypa.gov/vc/blengil.htm.
Howe Caverns: Cavalcade of Cars/Father’s Day Brunch & Barbecue – More than 100 antique and performance vehicles are expected at the annual car show on the Howe Caverns Estate. And, what could be better than to treat Dad to a fabulous brunch or yummy barbecue while enjoying the car show.10am-3pm. Howes Cave. For more info: 296.8900; www.howecaverns.com.
Old Stone Fort – Strawberry Festival – Enjoy some music by the Knox Traditional Strings and strawberry shortcake on a summers evening. $6. 7pm-9pm. 145 Fort Road, Schoharie. For more info: 295.7192; www.oldstonefort.org.
Old Stone Fort – Independence Day – Liberty Pole demonstration, Volunteer Militia, historical readings and ceremonies. All outdoor activities are free. 10am-4pm. 145 Fort Road, Schoharie. For more info: 295.7192; www.oldstonefort.org.
New York Power Authority Blenheim-Gilboa Visitors Center – Summer Hike – 1378 State Route 30 North Blenheim. For more info: 800.724.0309; www.nypa.gov/vc/blengil.htm.
Old Stone Fort – Local History Lecture-History Happened Here – Chuck D’Imperio will discuss 25 different people, places and events in the Upstate Region over the decades. 145 Fort Road, Schoharie. For more info: 295.7192; www.oldstonefort.org.
NYPA Blenheim-Gilboa Visitor’s Center Antique Car Show and Collectibles Show – 1378 State Route 30, North Blenheim. For more info: 800.724.0309; www.nypa.gov/vc/blengil.htm.
Blenheim Covered Bridge Artwalk – Exhibit of local and regional artists and a special display of local area student art, all inside the bridge! All-day BBQ, stay and enjoy the picnic area with tables. Regional bands and dance groups performing. 10am-4pm. Rain or shine. For more info: 294.7797.
NYPA Blenheim-Gilboa Visitors Center – Summer Break Series – 1378 State Route 30, North Blenhein. For more info: 800.724.0309; www.nypa.gov/vc/blengil.htm.
Old Stone Fort – Local History Lecture-Murder & Mayhem in Schoharie County – John Bates will share stories of the deaths of sheriffs and deputy sheriffs of Schoharie County and other interesting cases. 145 Fort Road, Schoharie. For more info: 295.7192; www.oldstonefort.org.
Lake George Elvis Festival – Three-round tournament to crown the best Elvis Tribute Artist, a classic car parade and a Rock ‘n Roll History tribute performance featuring an ensemble cast representing a number of musical legends. For more info: www.lakegeorgeelvisfest.com.
Lake George Garden Club Annual Perennial Plant Sale – Hundreds of perennials for shady and sunny gardens, as well as fruit, vegetable and herb plants. Garden club members available to answer questions. Proceeds benefit community service projects of the garden club. 9am-4pm. St. James Episcopal Church, Lake George.
Americade 2010 – World’s Largest Touring Rally! If you like riding winding roads, cruising on elegant sightseeing boats, trying out new demo bikes, savoring great food, or meeting other enthusiasts from around the continent, this is where you want to be! You will find more rides, tours, and activities than any other rally. Lake George. For more info: www.lakegeorge.com/americade.
Classic Car Cruise-In – The Riverside Five from 5pm-6:45pm; Joe Ramsey as Elvis from 6:45pm-8:30pm. Free. Downtown Glens Falls.
Lake George SummerFest – Three-day fair featuring many of the upstate area’s best artisans, musicians and craftspeople. Shepard’s Park, Lake George.
July 30-August 1
Adirondack Living Show – Celebration of camps, Adirondack art and rustic living. Lake George Forum, Lake George.
June 4-June 6
10th Annual Cambridge Valley Balloon Festival – For more info: 677.0887; www.cambridgenychamber.com/balloonpage.
18th Annual Whipple City Festival – Parade, music, carnival, 5K race and more. Greenwich. For more info: 692.7979; www.greenwichchamber.org.
Antique Tractor Show and Pull – 10am. Washington County Fairgrounds, Greenwich. For more info: 695.4325; www.washingtoncountyfair.com.
July 30-August 1
Antique Fair and Flea Market – Over 150 vendors from around the US & Canada featuring antiques, collectibles or crafts. 8am-4pm. Adults $2; under 14 free. Washington County Fairgrounds, Greenwich. For more info: 692.2464; www.washingtoncountyfair.com.