Check out upcoming events (there are a lot, including more than music!) and brush up on the latest Glens Falls news to know, which includes two area stores that have opened, an Adirondack Thunder announcement, and a mystery chair update.
It’s All About the Live Music in Glens Falls
It’s almost tough to keep track of all the live music shows happening this summer! Hicks Orchard’s summer music session is underway, with Rachelle Garniez performing next on July 10. The Grateful Den continues to bring live shows each week with Gratefully Yours up next tomorrow, June 18.
The GEM Fest lineup for August 7 has been announced! Instead of taking place at multiple venues, this year there will be a full schedule of performers and artists to check out at The Shirt Factory all day long (literally, 10:30am to 10:30pm).
Find more events below:
Father’s Day Fun
- Father’s Day Weekend at Adirondack Winery: June 18 – 20
- Father’s Day Pig Roast at Hicks Orchard: June 19
- Father’s Day Fishing Derby in Whitehall: June 19 – 21
More Area Events
- LARAC Community Arts Grantee Celebration: June 17
- Food Truck Fridays at Washington County Fair: June 18 (and other dates)
- Adirondack Jeep Invasion in Lake George: June 18 – 20
- Whipple City Festival: June 19
- Tour of the Battenkill: June 19
- Guided Hike Around Gull Bay Preserve: June 19
- JeoPARKy at The Park Theater: June 23
2 New Stores to Check Out & More Glens Falls News
This New Book/Record Store is at the Shirt Factory Annex
Stop by the new Bookhouse and Sweetside Records at The Shirt Factory Annex at 18 Curran Lane – they’re open until 9pm on Thursdays, and so are open during the Food Truck Corral – or check out Rock Hill Bakehouse’s website for their hours (yes, the bakery is the force behind the bookstore!). They’ve got books, records, books about music, and kids books.
A New Tabletop Gaming & Hobby Store Opens in Queensbury
Tabletop gamers and hobby enthusiasts must check out Northern Wardens at 74 Quaker Avenue in Queensbury (look for the AT&T sign). This is your one-stop-shop for everything Magic the Gathering, Dungeons and Dragons, vintage video games, and much, much more. They’re putting together events for every day of the week, including a D&D Day, a Board Game Night, and a Hobby Night.
The only other similar gaming stores in the area are Cooper’s Cave Games in South Glens Falls and Freakapolis Geekery in Whitehall. Both are awesome, but for the Glens Falls/Queensbury/Lake George crowd, this store is closer – and looks just as impressive. Find them on Facebook to check out photos and see what to expect.
The Adirondack Thunder Will Return at Full Capacity
Following the news that New York State has relaxed nearly all COVID-related restrictions, the Adirondack Thunder announced that they will welcome guests back for this upcoming season at full capacity at the Cool Insuring Arena.
According to a press release, their home opener on October 23rd will mark 593 days since their last game on March 10, 2020. Season passes are on sale now at echlthunder.com; individual game tickets have not yet gone on sale.
The Mystery Chair is Back in Glens Falls City Park
The hand-painted chair in Glens Falls City Park depicting the portrait of a little girl vanished as mysteriously as it arrived, but now it’s back again. News10 ABC reports that someone they spoke with encountered a man who identified himself as the artist; this person took away the chair for weatherizing and now it sits again by the Crandall Public Library.
Many had speculated that the chair serves as a memorial and the artist reportedly confirmed this and said that it’s “meant to send a message.”
- News10 ABC: ‘It’s meant to send a message:’ Glens Falls residents meet mystery chair artist.