The Arts 05.30.19

The Elephant Man Play coming to SL Center for the Arts!

London Hospital surgeon Frederick Treves (Anthony Halloway) and Bishop How (Ken Goldfarb) discuss the plight of Joseph Merrick. 

We are all different, but compassion unites us! The Sand Lake Center for the Arts and Circle Theater Players presents The Elephant Man. The celebrated story of John Merrick, who developed a progressive and disfiguring disorder which left him living in pain and loneliness until, with help of a surgeon, he was granted sanctuary at a London Hospital where he was treated with respect and kindness, at the same time inspiring those who made his acquaintance with a new understanding of what it is to be human.  Winner of the 1979 Tony Award for best play, Bernard Pomerance’s story of civility, understanding and overcoming adversity allows the audience to look past our individual differences and to better help us embrace one another.

Show times: May 31, June 1, 6, 7 and 8 at 8PM and June 2 and 9 at 2:30PM. $18 Adult, $10 under 18. For reservations, go online to or call 518-674-2007.  The Elephant Man is produced by special arrangement with Samuel French Inc New York, NY.


BE SCENE by Schenectady Civic Players

BE SCENE – Brief scenes and monologues. Our actors and directors pull out great moments in theater they’ve always wanted to tackle.   Saturday, June 8, at 7:30 pm.   Schenectady Civic Players, 12 S. Church St., Schenectady. Pay-what-you-will. Open seating. No advance reservations.


Adirondack Fiddlers

New style and Old Tyme Fiddling, Adirondack Fiddlers,

Sunday, June 9th, 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm. American Legion Hall, Clancy St., Schuylerville.

All fiddlers and musicians young and old and Public welcome.

Round and square dancing. Food Available.

For more information, call (518) 274-6817.


Averill Park Community Orchestra Spring Concert

Come out and join the Averill Park Community Orchestra for their spring concert! The performance is on Sunday, June 2, at 3pm at the Averill Park High School. Students and adults from the local community will perform a variety of musical selections. There is no admission fee, but any donations to help offset our costs are greatly appreciated. We look forward to the opportunity to share wonderful music and delicious refreshments with you as we celebrate spring and summer months to follow. Any questions can be directed to Christina Desmond at 518- 948-0565 or



Murder and Mystery at Sand Lake Center for the Arts- June 11

Matinee Theater Players rehearsing the upcoming play “Dead Air” at SLCA

Murder and Mystery! Matinee Theater Players will present “Dead Air”, an original murder mystery on Tuesday, June 11, at 1pm at Sand Lake Center for the Arts!  Do you remember Ed Sullivan?  “I Love Lucy”? Hulu Hoops, poodle skirts and saddle shoes? Howdy Doody and Jackie Gleason?  The Lone Ranger? RADIO shows?  It’s the early 50’s!!  You can revisit that simpler, more fun(?) lifestyle as you watch and participate in the last radio show of “As the Town Ages” which is leaving radio and becoming a new soap opera.  But wait, there’s a murder happening!  Who will not make the end of the show? And who could the murderer be?  Join us for a fun afternoon of laughter, murder and detection!  Possibly win a prize!  Desserts and coffee or tea included for your enjoyment!  Feel free to come in those old clothes you’ve saved from 1950’s or in what you’re wearing today. Tickets are $10 each. For prepaid reservations, go to or call 518-674-2007.  The center is handicapped accessible with plenty of free parking.


Omi International Arts Center Hosts Exhibition Featuring HVCC Students

For the sixth consecutive year, the year-end thesis exhibition by students enrolled in Advanced Study in Drawing and Painting at Hudson Valley Community College will travel to the Omi International Arts Center’s Education Pavilions in Ghent, NY for display on Saturday and Sunday, June 1 and 2, only. A reception with the artists will be held from 3 to 4:40 p.m. on June 2.

Students featured in this year’s exhibition, entitled “Within a Saturated Environment,” are Jennie Buckley, Katriona Howell, Derek Lamani, Andrea Lowry, Mikayla M., John McCabe, Hannah Meacham, @_collin_moore, Renee M Piazza, Jan Samuel Redman, Makayla Sink- Fagan and Hannah Marie Tremblay. Statements by each artist are included in the exhibition catalogue that includes an opening essay by Professor Thomas Lail.

Lail teaches Advanced Study in Drawing and Painting, an academic year-long course of guided study for Fine Arts Department students who have completed foundation arts courses and wish to pursue the development of their own body of work. Directions to Omi International Arts Center and the Education Pavilions are available at



Calling All Artists!

Enter our Sand Lake Dog Park Logo Contest and YOU could be part of our local history! Have fun and keep it simple! All images should be 8×10 in size, high contrast with 1-3 colors, digital and hand drawn welcome.

Entries are DUE, Saturday, 6/1/19.

The Sand Lake Dog Park Committee will have VOTING at the Sand Lake Summerfest! Please stop by our tent and vote for your favorite Logo! Submissions and questions can be EMAILED to:

Subject: DogParkLogo. OR

MAIL ENTRY TO: Dog Park Logo, 133 Edgewood Dr, Averill Park, NY 12018.


Adirondack Bluegrass League Annual Bluegrass Round-Up

The Adirondack Bluegrass League Annual Bluegrass Round-Up will be held May 31st, June 1st and 2nd, at McConchie’s Heritage Acres, Galway, NY. Exit 12 off I-87 (northway), 13 miles west on NY 67.

Lots of music-field picking & fun. Food Available, Meme’s Snack Shack. Raffles, Bake Sale, Chinese Auction, 50-50, Guitar Raffle, Fiddle Raffle, Green Mountain Sound- Pete & Cora Bolster. Donnie Sprague, Emcee. 26 Bands donating their time.

Admission per person: Day tickets: Friday, $15.; Saturday, $25. (after 5 $12.00); Sunday, $5. Weekend ticket (includes two nights rough camping) $37.; Advance weekend ticket (before May 20, 2019) $32.

McConchies Campground 518-882-6605. For more information 518-221-6231 or email:


Hoosick Falls Summer Concert Series

The Hoosick Falls Summer Concert Series returns to the Village of Hoosick Falls for the Summer of 2019.

For the first time The Bluz House Rockers will kick things off with a wide range of music from the 1970’s. The band will have you on your feet and dancing to their versions of your favorite classic rock, R&B and Motown tunes!

On Saturday, July 20th, Hoosick Falls Native Charlie Frazier’s band from Burlington Vt. Blues for Breakfast is back playing a wide range of Grateful Americana. With over 200 songs in their repertoire, there’s something for every musical taste! The “House Band of the Champlain Valley” mixes a rockin’ blend of blues, originals, R&B, Dead and reggae, that’ll have you energized and dancin’ all night!!!

On Saturday, August 3rd, The West Side Drive Dance Band brings Friends, Food and Funk to Wood Park. West Side Drive provides style and energy to the covers they perform. From, Funk, Top-40 and R&B.

All shows are from 4:00 to 8:00 PM in the gazebo at Wood Park on Main Street Hoosick Falls.

Food will be available at all shows along with legal beverages.

The Summer Concert Series are made possible from donations. If your business would like to support the event contact Kevin O’Malley at 518-894-5035.


Cohoes Music Hall Events

58 Remsen Street, Cohoes, NY 12047

  • June 7, America’s AC/DC: Thunderstruck
  • July 13, David Bromberg Quintet
  • July 30 – August 3, Beauty & The Beast Jr. / Presented by Playhouse Stage Company
  • August 22-23, Winnie the Pooh / Presented by Park Playhouse
  • October 2, Wynonna & The Big Noise / Wynonna Judd and her new band tour make a stop in Cohoes
  • November 9, Sandy Hackett’s Rat Pack Show / 2 shows.


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