2017 Saratoga Winterfest

Shake off the winter blues and head south from Schroon -- or north, all of you Flatlanders -- for a full tilt boogie Winter Fun Fest. All of your highlights are here:

      Fire & Ice Days at The Mill/Ice Bar

Friday, Feb 3, 2017 until Saturday, Feb 4, 2017

·         13th Annual Winterfest Wine & Beer Tasting
Friday, Feb 3, 2017

·         Hockey Night in Saratoga
Friday, Feb 3, 2017

·         Bud Light Big Game Weekend
Friday, Feb 3, 2017 until Sunday, Feb 5, 2017

·         Chowderfest 2017 in Saratoga Springs, NY
Saturday, Feb 4, 2017

·         Psychic to the Stars: Rebecca Fearing
Saturday, Feb 4, 2017

·         Michael Jerling
Saturday, Feb 4, 2017

·         Keith Pray Quartet at 9 Maple Ave
Saturday, Feb 4, 2017

·         Wild Adriatic, Let's Be Leonard, Bathrobe Robots
Saturday, Feb 4, 2017

·         George Muscatello Quartet featuring Shiri Zorn
Saturday, Feb 4, 2017

·         Blackouts at Gaffney's
Saturday, Feb 4, 2017

·         Late Shift at the Caroline Street Pub
Saturday, Feb 4, 2017

·         Winterfest at Wilton Wildlife Preserve and Park
Sunday, Feb 5, 2017

·         Irish Celtic Session at The Parting Glass
Wednesday, Feb 8, 2017

·         Sip and Paint at the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame
Thursday, Feb 9, 2017

·         The Comedy Works Presents: Warren B. Hall & Guests
Thursday, Feb 9, 2017 until Saturday, Feb 11, 2017

·         Saratoga Frozen Springs Classic - Pond Hockey Tournament
Friday, Feb 10, 2017 until Sunday, Feb 12, 2017

·         Fire & Ice Days at The Mill/Ice Bar
Friday, Feb 10, 2017 until Sunday, Feb 12, 2017

·         Rich Ortiz & Wood Fired Pizza at The Saratoga Winery!
Friday, Feb 10, 2017

·         Bailey's Ice Bar
Friday, Feb 10, 2017 until Saturday, Feb 11, 2017

·         The Refrigerators at Vapor
Friday, Feb 10, 2017

·         Bartók Series: New Orford String Quartet
Friday, Feb 10, 2017

·         Saratoga Fat Bike Rally
Saturday, Feb 11, 2017

·         The 20th Annual Bartenders' Ball
Saturday, Feb 11, 2017 until Sunday, Feb 12, 2017

·         The Game’s Afoot at HMT
Saturday, Feb 11, 2017 until Sunday, Feb 19, 2017

·         Tim Reynolds Live, Dave Matthews Band Lead Guitarist
Sunday, Feb 12, 2017

·         The Flurry Festival
Friday, Feb 17, 2017 until Sunday, Feb 19, 2017

·         Saratoga Beer Week
Tuesday, Feb 21, 2017 until Saturday, Feb 25, 2017

Check out our Saratoga events calendar for even more upcoming events.

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Cabin Fever Cure: Learning About the ‘Dacks.

If you are interested in Adirondack history, archeology, homesteading, the role women have played in our huge park, and the big resorts of yesteryear, we know where you thirst for knowledge can well and truly be satiated.

Starting Sunday (January 8) the Adirondack Museum in Blue Mountain Lake, begins its Cabin Fever Lecture series. The program runs through the end of April.

Admission is free for museum members, students, and children; $5 for non-members. Refreshments will be served, and the Adirondack Museum Store and Visitor Center will be open before and after the program, with the exception of April 9 and April 23.

ADIRONDACK MUSEUM PRESENTS CABIN FEVER SUNDAYS SERIES

By Jennifer Tremblay,

Programs set for Sunday afternoons, January through April.  First program explores archaeology of the Adirondacks.

The Adirondack Museum’s Cabin Fever Sundays winter lecture series is back, and brings to the North Country a wide-ranging look at life in the Adirondacks – yesterday, today, and tomorrow.  Need a reason to love the season?  Explore a variety of fascinating topics, from archaeology in the Adirondacks, to the history of resort hotels in the region. 

“Hidden Beneath our Feet: The Deep History of the Adirondacks” 

In the first installment of the series, Timothy Messner of SUNY Potsdam will share findings from recent archaeological investigations carried out over the last several years which have provided data for a more accurate, complex and deep history of the Adirondacks.  “Hidden Beneath our Feet” will begin at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 8, in the Museum Auditorium, 9097 State Route 30, Blue Mountain Lake, NY 12812. 

This seasonal process of freeze-thaw mirrors that of the region’s history began approximately 13,000 years ago with the retreat of the Laurentide ice-sheet.  Shortly thereafter, people first arrived in the Adirondacks.  But to most, Adirondack history began only centuries ago with the arrival of Euro-American adventurers and industrialists into what has conventionally been depicted as an empty pristine mountain wilderness.

About the PresenterTimothy Messner is an Assistant Professor at SUNY Potsdam where he teaches courses in archaeology.  His research examines relationships between past peoples and their environment and how these ancient case-studies can inform our contemporary world.

Admission is free for museum members, students, and children; $5 for non-members. Refreshments will be served, and the Adirondack Museum Store and Visitor Center will be open before and after the program, with the exception of April 9 and April 23.

Creating a Dialogue

Unable to attend this program?  Please send any questions for the presenters to @ADKMuseum on Twitter, or Adirondack Museum on Facebook to join in the conversation from home.

Future installments of the Cabin Fever Sundays lecture series will include:

“Farrand Benedict: The Little Giant with Big Ideas” with Mike Prescott

1:30 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 22

Museum Auditorium, 9097 State Route 30, Blue Mountain Lake, NY12812

Learn about the many ideas and proposals of Farrand Benedict, a surveyor of the Adirondacks.

“Neo-Homesteading in the Adirondack-North Country: Crafting a More Durable Landscape” with Brett McLeoud

1:30 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 5

Museum Auditorium, 9097 State Route 30, Blue Mountain Lake, NY12812

Delve into the history of homesteading in the Adirondacks along with McLeoud’s vision of neo-homesteading in the region.

“Kontiwennenhá:wi - Carriers of the Word” with the Akwesasne Women Singers

1:30 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 19

Museum Auditorium, 9097 State Route 30, Blue Mountain Lake, NY12812

Kontiwennenhá:wi, which is translated as Carriers of the Words, is a women’s singing group that originated from the Mohawk Nation at Ahkwesashsne.

“Chipmunks: the Timber Tigers of the Adirondacks” with Charlotte Demers

1:30 p.m., Sunday, Mar. 5

Museum Auditorium, 9097 State Route 30, Blue Mountain Lake, NY12812

Explore the uncommon natural history of the Eastern Chipmunk.

"Balancing the Scales:  Women in Adirondack History” with Peggy Lynn

1:30 p.m., Sunday, Mar. 19

Museum Auditorium, 9097 State Route 30, Blue Mountain Lake, NY12812

Celebrate Women's History Month by learning about the important role women played in shaping the Adirondacks.

“Artifactually Speaking:  Collecting in the 21st Century” with Adirondack Museum Chief Curator Laura Rice

1:30 p.m., Sunday, Mar. 26

Museum Auditorium, 9097 State Route 30, Blue Mountain Lake, NY12812

Join Chief Curator Laura Rice to discover some of the most recent acquisitions that will be featured in the Adirondack Museum’s temporary exhibits opening in 2017.

"Waters of the Adirondacks” with Lorraine Duvall

1:30 p.m., Sunday, Apr. 9

Museum Auditorium, 9097 State Route 30, Blue Mountain Lake, NY12812

Dive into the many facets of the Adirondack waters from protection to destruction.

“Resort Hotels of the Adirondacks:  The Architecture of Tourism and Related History, 1850 – 1950” with Bryant Tolles

1:30 p.m., Sunday, Apr. 23

Museum Auditorium, 9097 State Route 30, Blue Mountain Lake, NY12812

Discover the architectural development of resort hotels in the Adirondacks.

To learn more about this season’s upcoming Cabin Fever Sundays winter lectures, please call the Adirondack Museum at (518) 352-7311.  A complete description of all programs and program descriptions can be found online here.. The Cabin Fever Sundays series is supported by a grant from the New York State Council on the Arts.