Around & About Lake George: Friday, August 26, 2011
It’s coming up to the last bit of summer…and this weekend may not have too much to enjoy, unless you really like torrential downpour – the hurricane could be hitting us this weekend. (PS – the earthquake that happened this week? Crazy! Did anyone feel it?)
That might be a bad thing not only in general (and for your electricity) but for Saratoga Springs – it’s Traver’s weekend! But if you aren’t swimming around downtown Saratoga, there are a lot of things going on, from restaurant discounts to performances and parties.
It’s amazing how quickly time goes by, huh? Soon it will be fall and the leaves will be turning and the kids will be trick-or-treating and then it’ll be snowing…
Enough looking that far ahead though. What’s going on this week, you may ask. Before that – a quick recap, as technical difficulties and my own stupidity made for a lack of an article last week. How many people checked out the Hip Hop For Rip Rap performance late Saturday evening? The money went to a good cause – Dome Island Preserve Committee.
On to more timely matters – today is a day for the boats – head over to the Village Docks on Beach Road and you’ll see why. The Antique and Classic Boat Show Rendezvous is happening today and Saturday. If you aren’t a fan of landlubbers and don’t know what your summer would be without your sea legs, check it out!
As per usual in the summer, though, is the free Friday night concert in Shepard Park. The headliners, so to speak, will be Jamie Kent and the Options – 7PM and free. Bring a chair or a blanket, though, and bug spray could never prove you wrong.
I don’t know what they’re going to do with this with the threat of the hurricane, but if the event is still happening it could be really cool. There is going to be an open swim this weekend for Lake George! From Town Beach in Hauge – wetsuit and non wetsuit events with participatory fees. For details, take a look at the Lake George Open Water Swim website.
If you feel like a laugh, head down to Glens Falls and the Wood Theater and enjoy an old school vaudeville show – Saturday at 8PM, Sunday matinee at 2PM.
Take a rest Sunday and enjoy Musical Magical Mondays at Shepard Park, 7 PM – with magicians, music, jugglers and bounce houses.
Tuesday brings the dueling concert in the park up at Roger’s Memorial Park in Bolton Landing and the Tuesday tribute here at Shepard Park – both right around 7 PM.
Next week brings the end of August and the beginning of the quietude and chill of Fall. (Which is one of my favorite seasons, if you couldn’t tell). And next weekend is Labor Day weekend, which marks the unofficial end of summer – and here – I won’t be talking about the ‘fireworks as per usual on Thursday nights’!
Anyway, I wish everyone the best fall season, and find every way to enjoy the scenery and the quiet and cider to mull over.