This weekend’s events include a few opportunities for last-minute Christmas shopping, and there are four pieces of Glens Falls news to know with the Hyde, the Queensbury Senior Center, and more!
This Weekend’s Events Going Into Next Week
Here are our top picks for upcoming happenings in the area:
- Candlelight Tours at The Hyde: December 16
- Adirondack Thunder VS Newfoundland Growlers: December 17
- Christmas Bird Count: December 18
- Last Minute Dash Holiday Shopping at The Shirt Factory: December 18
- Adirondack Thunder VS Newfoundland Growlers: December 18
- Holiday Artisan Vendor Market in Lake George: December 18 & 19
- Breakfast with Santa in Argyle: December 19
- Lake George Community Band’s Christmas Show in Hudson Falls: December 19
- Santa Tour With the Salem Fire Department: December 19
- Adirondack Thunder VS Newfoundland Growlers: December 19
- Holiday Lighted Nights in Greenwich: through December 23
- Gingerbread Man Craft at the World Awareness Children’s Museum: December 24
- Holiday Festival of Lights in Lake George: through December 31
4 Fun News Tidbits to Know Around Glens Falls
The Story Behind the Rembrandt Painting Revealed
One of the Hyde Collection’s most famous pieces is Rembrandt’s “Christ With Arms Folded.” Curator of the Hyde Jonathan Canning spoke to North Country Public Radio recently about Rembrandt’s work and how it had a long journey to get to the Glens Falls museum, including being stolen at one point in the late 1920s.
The Hydes purchased the piece in 1933 for $33,000, believing ownership of a Rembrandt was the mark of a serious collector. If you read or listen to the NPR piece linked in our Sources section below, you can find out more behind the story, including how the Hydes almost purchased two other paintings that turned out to be forgeries.
Queensbury Senior Center Highlighted on News 10 ABC
Two special Christmas trees at the Queensbury Senior Center made the news: One tree has handmade mittens, scarves, and hats that members work on throughout the year to later be distributed to those in need (over 500 items were given out in 2020), and the second tree’s ornaments contain the first names and wishes of local seniors who are alone this holiday. They’ll receive a special gift to lift their spirits.
Thursday Night Cross-Country Ski Racing Will Return
Friends of Cole’s Woods has announced the 2022 dates for Thursday Night Winter Racing in Cole’s Woods: January 20 and 27, and February 3 and 10. These are free events, with all skill levels welcome, participants just need to sign a waiver.
Great Grandson of Grandma Moses Releases New Christmas Book
If you didn’t know, Anna Mary Robertson Moses, known to most as “Grandma Moses,” was an American folk artist who depicted rural farm life in her stunning paintings. She lived in Cambridge and achieved international fame, and now her great grandson, Will Moses, is following in her footsteps.
Will Moses just released his 12th illustrated book, The First Christmas, based on the lyrics of the song “O Little Town of Bethlehem.” It has the same folk-art style design as his famous relative. Moses was recently at Battenkill Books in Cambridge to sign copies – stop by the bookstore if you need a last-minute Christmas gift!