The weather is going to be beautiful today and tomorrow in Glens Falls! Head to an area park, check out events going on, and see what’s happening around the area with a new brewery and more.
Glens Falls PetFest, A Food Truck Corral for SHMD & More Fun Events
Here’s what’s coming up this weekend:
- Food Truck Corral for SHMD: May 13
- South High Marathon Dance: May 13
- Glens Falls PetFest: May 14
- Craft Fair & Community Day at Camp Chingachgook: May 14
- Slate Valley Museum Spring Reopening: May 14
- Boots & Brews at Argyle Brewing: May 14
- Global Big Day at Hicks Orchard: May 14
- Earth Day River & Roadside Cleanups in Greenwich: May 14
- Cambridge Valley Fine Art Tour: May 14 & 15
- Great Granville Yard Sale Weekend: May 14 & 15
News Around Glens Falls With Museums, a New Brewery & More
2 Area Museums Celebrate International Museum Day
The Chapman and World Awareness Children’s Museum (WACM) are each celebrating International Museum Day (officially on May 18) from May 13 to 22. Visit both museums during this time and enjoy pay-as-you’d-like admission at the Chapman, and new Youth Exchange Art Collection additions at the WACM.
From May 13 to 16 kids and families are encouraged to draw their own self-led art projects at WACM. And, from 10am to 11am on May 18, you’re welcome to decorate the sidewalk in front of the Chapman with chalk artwork. Enjoy!
New Family-Owned Farm & Brewing Business in Moreau Opening in July
Dancing Grain Farm Brewery is a new “ground-to-glass” brewery in Moreau, reports Foothills Business Daily. Owners Rachel and Sean McDermott specialize in growing grains and are partnering with area breweries to get a leg up on the beer part of the business.
They’re also testing out the (very fertile) soil on their land, and plan to experiment with everything from barley and rye to corn and soy. They’ve also tapped maple trees, have bees to make fermented honey/mead, and there’s talk of fiddleheads, mushrooms, and more.
Find them on Facebook as Dancing Grain, go to dancinggrain.com, and look forward to their July 1 opening. This should be a unique business to check out!
Youth Artist Callout to Paint Adirondack Chairs
Connie Brooks of Battenkill Books in Cambridge put a callout on Facebook for a “youth artist” or two to help paint four Adirondack chairs that will be placed in front of the bookstore. Possibly with a book theme!
Painters will be supplied with whatever paint they need (they have to provide their own brushes), and will receive a gift certificate for their time. Brooks hopes this initiative will lead to more Adirondack chairs being painted and displayed around town.
View the request here: https://www.facebook.com/connie.brooks.376/posts/10160403393512745
Salem Art Works Executive Director Interviewed in Upstate Creative
Pearl Cafritz, Executive Director of Salem Artworks (SAW), was recently interviewed by Albany-based Upstate Creative to share all the unique nonprofit has to offer. Cafrtiz discusses SAW’s mission to provide an alternative arts educational and experimental environment, their passion for getting youth and teens involved in art, how COVID has affected the art center, and much more.
Check out the interview at the link under Sources, learn more at their website (salemartworks.org), and visit their sculpture park from dawn to dusk at any time of year.
Progress With Park Renovations in Hudson Falls
The Village of Hudson Falls recently posted about sod going into the ground at Derby Park. The Derby Park Foundation started their $1.8 million park revamp project last fall, and there are plans for a soccer field, basketball court, and more. Renovations at the six-acre park were previously delayed by COVID.
See the photos here: https://www.facebook.com/VillageofHudsonFalls/posts/313816990903687
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- Foothills Business Daily: Dancing Grain: Ground-to-glass brewery in Moreau
- News 10 ABC: Park renovation project to begin in Hudson Falls
- Upstate Creative: Salem Art Works: A Conversation with Pearl Cafritz – Executive Director