Summertime and the livin’ is easy...with lots of choices of events in and around Glens Falls! I’ll make it a little easier for you to decide what to do by sharing a few of my favorite picks.
June 5 • Charlie Chaplin Silent Shorts with Live Piano Accompaniment • The Park Theater
The Park Theater started showing silent movies in the early 1900s, when they were the only movie theater in upstate New York! I love the idea of seeing these Chaplin shorts as they would have been shown originally with a live pianist. And kids only pay 5 cents! Purchase tickets here.
June 14 - 22 • Calling All Kates • Adirondack Theater Festival • The Wood Theater
The first show of the ATF season is a romantic musical comedy and it is the start to a season of original shows that I look forward to all year! We are so fortunate to have some of the best actors, writers and directors right here in Glens Falls all summer long! See the schedule here.
June 15 - 16 • Larac June Arts Festival • Glens Falls
City Park in Downtown Glens Falls comes alive with tents (about 150 of them) filled with crafts, art, jewelry, and delicious food. It is such a fun atmosphere with local musicians performing on stages that are dotted throughout the festival. The perfect old fashioned hometown event that is yet another reason why I love living in walking distance to downtown! Find all the details here.
June 19 • Opera Saratoga Season Preview • The Sembrich
Last year I went to The Sembrich for the first time for the Opera Saratoga season preview. I was overwhelmed with joy listening to these spectacular voices a few feet away from me in this intimate and historic space, all while watching the sun set on Lake George. I can’t recommend it enough - even if you aren’t an opera fan - you will be after this! See all the details here.
July 2 • Barefoot Movement • Bolton Landing Brewing Company
In case you missed one of my favorite North Carolina bluegrass bands when they played at The Park in April, here is another chance to see them! Just some fun and fabulous music! And craft beer!! Find out more here.
Susan Siplon is a singer, actor, artist and arts enthusiast who has been both on the stage and behind the scenes as a producer, festival director and venue manager. Susan recently moved to Glens Falls after living all over the country and in Fiji and New Zealand and has found the arts scene in this area to be one of the most vibrant and easily accessible that she has ever experienced.