There’s a new art project underway at the local children’s museum, an eye-catching exhibition is up at LARAC, and even more updates and events to check out in Glens Falls!
News to Know With Your Local Museum, Park & Art Gallery
WACM Announces New Partnership, Art Project
The World Awareness Children’s Museum has partnered up with 10 schools and districts for a project called COVID-19 & Me: Changes in My World. The aim is to document the pandemic through student-made art that will later be showcased via a virtual exhibition on the museum’s website – and at least 50 of the pieces will be accessioned into the museum’s International Youth Art Collection. Glens Falls City Schools is the local school district participating.
“We believe that art helps us understand the world better and helps us process difficult times,” Bethanie Muska Lawrence, WACM’s Executive Director, said in a statement. “We hope that this art project will help students explore and process the pandemic’s effect on their lives and see that, though they might be physically distanced from each other, they are not alone in their experiences.”
Interested in Disc Golf? Try It at the Park, or Sign Up for a Tournament
Crandall Park introduced the first nine holes of an 18-hole disc golf course in December; the entire course is now up. The Crandall Public Library recently posted that those interested in giving the sport a try (during warmer weather) can stop by the Library during their pop-in hours or request one of their four-disc golf sets for curbside pickup. Keep that in mind as we ease towards spring!
In addition, Disc Golf Tournaments have been scheduled for June 12 and 13. The event includes a “learn to play” session for newcomers, a recreational tournament, and a professional disc golf tournament.
Reminder: North Country ARTS Exhibit Still Up at LARAC
You can check out gorgeous pieces like the ones above from North Country ARTS’ Expressions exhibition at LARAC through March 31. The gallery is open Monday to Saturday, 10am to 4pm, and is free to the public.
Literacy Group Ready to Help Community
The new Tri-County Literacy Center (formerly a division of Literacy Volunteers of Northeastern New York) is based out of Glens Falls, and they’re on a mission to improve literacy rates in Warren, Washington, and Saratoga counties. The nonprofit recently told The Chronicle that they’re open for business and accepting students.
If you know of someone who could benefit from their services, or you’re interested in volunteering or donating, check them out at trilitcenter.org. Their headquarters are at the Crandall Public Library.
Check Out Highlights of Upcoming Events, From Virtual Fun to Spicy Food
Upcoming In-Person & Virtual Events:
- The Hyde’s Virtual Tasteful Evening Series – Art, Wine & Cheese: March 4
- Little Theater on the Farm’s Virtual Watch Party With the Greene Bros: March 5
- Canvas Painting at Walker’s Farm, Home & Tack: March 6
- Little Theater on the Farm’s Virtual Watch Party With High Peaks Bluegrass Band: March 7
- Drive-Thru Food Pantry at Great Escape: March 8
- Virtual Mixology Class with SUNY Adirondack: March 8
- Little Theater on the Farm’s Virtual Watch Party With Kevin Harder: March 10
- Opening Day at Martha’s Dandee Creme: March 13 (whoohoo!)
Looking Ahead: The Meltdown Spicy Food Day at The Shirt Factory
The Shirt Factory may have toned down their annual spicy food event from a festival to a “food day,” but the flavors will be as festive as ever! The local art center has recently posted that Buena Comida of Guilderland will be bringing up their special tacos for the event scheduled to take place on March 20, and there will be other vendors as well.
A portion of proceeds of food purchased from vendors at the Meltdown Spicy Food Day will go towards the local backpack program. And no, not all the food is spicy, so come out whatever your preference!
A Quick Update on Glens Falls Brewfest
Glens Falls Brewfest, which normally takes place in the spring, has been cancelled for 2021. But keep your eye out for a related event during late summer or early fall – event organizers are “brewing something up!”
- Glens Falls Chronicle (print edition): Literacy group: New name, seeks to help