Discover a flurry of fun this weekend, between Valentine’s Day dinner specials and the Lake George Winter Carnival, to some lesser-known events around Glens Falls.
Find Valentine’s Day Events & Winter Fun Around Glens Falls
Check out what’s going on:
- Thursday Night Racing in Cole’s Woods: February 10 (this is the last one for the season!)
- Valentine’s Day One Stop Shop at The Shirt Factory: February 11 & 12
- Valentine’s Weekend Candlelight Snowshoe & Ski at Hicks Orchard: February 12
- Winter Birding Walk in Cambridge: February 12
- Lake George Winter Carnival – Weekend 2: February 12 & 13
- Curling Tournament at Argyle Brewing: February 13
- The Big Game at 42 Degrees Tavern: February 13
- Jack & The Beanstalk (1952) at The Chapman: February 16
- Lake George Area Ice Fishing Challenge: through February 28
- Lake George Winterfest: through March 11
Please note, Fire & Ice is cancelled for February 11 due to warming temperatures affecting the ice. It is still scheduled for the remaining Fridays in February, February 18 and 25.
On a related note, the sanctioned car races on Sunday for the Winter Carnival have also been cancelled.
Glens Falls News With Shows, Books, Masks & More
Go on a Blind Date With a Play, a Concert, a Show & a Musical
Have you seen how some bookstores invite you to go on a “blind date” with a book? They put a cover over the book so you don’t know what it is you’re buying.
The Adirondack Theatre Festival has jumped on this trend, and is currently offering an ATF Blind Date Subscription, on sale now. You can reserve the best seats at the best price for ATF’s summer season, the details of which will be announced in April. The package includes one play, one concert, one all-ages show, and one musical.
The State’s Coolest Bookstore is in Salem
Wilson Homestead, a bookstore located inside a barn in nearby Salem (technically Hebron, just outside of Salem – Google maps will point you to a Salem address), was recently celebrated as being the “coolest bookstore in New York” according to Thrillist.
The author of the article describes it as a place where “hours can vanish.” It’s almost more of a treasure hunt than a shopping trip for a book, as one can look through everything from out-of-print history books to blacksmithing tools; owner Sally Brillon used to run an antique shop, and you may find more than books in the place.
Although the quaint shop has little online presence, positive Google reviews tout the extensive selection of books and antiques, including local books highlighting Washington County. The bookstore is located at 117 Chamberlin Mills Road in Salem, and is open 11am to 4pm on weekends seasonally.
Glens Falls Area Businesses React to Mask Mandate Lift
The Post Star reported on the recent indoor mask mandate lift, citing that most local businesses are responding positively. Robin Barkenhagen of 42 Degrees told the publication that the numbers were rising when the governor issued the mandate, and now they’re down.
Aviation Mall, too, has dropped the mask mandate, telling News 10 ABC that they plan to continue to abide by all state requirements; be aware though, that individual stores or venues at the mall may choose to require masks.
The Whipple City Festival Committee Needs Volunteers
If you want to see Greenwich’s Whipple City Festival happen in 2022, volunteer to get involved with the festival organizers. They’re looking for individuals and businesses.
Here’s the recent Facebook post from the Chamber: https://www.facebook.com/GreenwichChamber/posts/4998342850208928