There are a ton of Earth Day events and cleanups happening this weekend, plus a symphony performance, a 5K, a cornhole tournament, and a BBQ chicken dinner fundraiser. Plus, catch up on Glens Falls restaurant news and more.
Earth Day & More Happenings Around the Area
Here’s what’s going on:
- Sustainable PR’s 2nd Annual Earth Day Event in Glens Falls: April 22
- Earth Day Celebration at Common Roots Brewing: April 22
- Glens Falls Cleanup Day: April 23
- Earth Day Feeder Canal Clean Sweep: April 23
- Earth Day Cleanup at the Moreau Community Center: April 23
- Earth Day Riverside & Roadside Cleanup in Cambridge: April 23
- Battenkill Earth Day Tree Plantings in Salem: April 23
- Rotary 5K Corporate Challenge in Queensbury: April 23
- Cornhole Tournament at Jenkinsville Park: April 23
- Brooks Chicken BBQ Drive-Thru Fundraiser for Kiwanis Club: April 23
- Huge Barn Sale at The Little Theater on the Farm: through April 23
- Washington County Fiber Tour: April 23 & 24
- Glens Falls Symphony – Brilliant Baroque!: April 24
An Upgrade for the Cool Insuring Arena, a New Restaurant & More News
Luxury Box Suites Coming to Cool Insuring Arena
The Glens Falls Chronicle reports that five luxury box suites have been added to the Cool Insuring Arena; there was one before, making six total. Season-long rentals are expected to be available, and the suites should be open to the public soon.
New Restaurant in Glens Falls Opens, Ready for Mother’s Day
Mint has opened at 80 Warren Street by former Sweet Beet Bistro owner Johanna von Geldern and her daughters, Katriel and Cagney Houlihan. They serve up farm-to-table fare and are open 3pm to 9pm Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday, and 3pm to 10pm Friday and Saturday. Consider checking them out for their Mother’s Day Brunch.
You Could Own a Piece of “Where the Wild Things Are” (Sort Of)
A 148-acre property in Washington County that was once owned by beloved children’s author Maurice Sendak, the genius behind Where the Wild Things Are, is now on the market, according to the Times Union. The compound includes three residences, a greenhouse, barns, outbuildings and a pavilion (added after Sendak’s time), a pasture, and a pond. It’s currently listed at $1.4 million.
Nearly $30,000 Raised for Greenwich Fire Victims
Back in February, the 19th-century Wilmarth building in Greenwich perished in a fire. Eight tenants in the building lost everything. The Greater Greenwich Chamber of Commerce posted on Monday that they were able to raise over $28,000 for the victims of the fire, thanks to the support of the community as well as Trustco Bank’s Greenwich branch, who helped with the effort as well.