WEEKEND PLUS: Vintage and classic boats return to Lake George | Local
Boat enthusiasts will drop anchor in Lake George this weekend as the Lake George Antique & Classic Boat Show Rendezvous floats through town. The two-day event will feature over 50 ships. This year the event will also celebrate the 100th anniversary of Chris-Craft Boats.
If you don’t have the sea legs, check out several other events happening ashore this weekend.
The Washington County Fair continues from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday in Easton.
The Lake George Arts Project will present a special Thursday night fireworks show at 7 p.m. Thursday at Shepard Park in Lake George.
And the Fort William Henry Museum will present an interactive screening of the 1992 film, “The Last of the Mohicans,” on Friday.
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LAKE GEORGE – More than 50 vintage and classic boats will be on display both in and out of the water at the 48th annual Lake George Antique and Classic Boat Show beginning at 9 a.m. Friday and 10 a.m. Saturday in Lake George.
Classic wooden boat manufacturers include Century, Chris-Craft, Elco, Fay & Bowen, Gar Wood, Hacker-Craft, Hutchinson Boat Works, Lyman, Riva, Shepherd Boats Ltd. and Stanley Boat Works. This year the event will also celebrate the 100th anniversary of Chris-Craft Boats.
For more information and a calendar of events, go to https://acbs-adc.org/calendar-3/
“As bees in honey drown”
HUDSON FALLS — The Experimental Theater Company of the Glens Falls Community Theater will present a stage reading of “As Bees in Honey Drown,” by Douglas Carter Beane, at 7 p.m. Friday at the Strand Theater, 210 Main St.
Directed by Janet Davies and populated by familiar local actors, many of whom play different characters, this show is about vanity and sudden fame.
Donations will be accepted at the door. For more information, visit www.mystrandtheatre.org.
Washington County Fair
EASTON — The Washington County Fair continues to be open from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday at 392 Old Schuylerville Road. For the schedule of events or to obtain tickets, go to washingtoncountyfair.com.
Broadway Upstate Presents ‘Frozen Jr.’
GLENS FALLS – Broadway Upstate will perform “Frozen Jr.” at 7 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Charles R. Wood Theatre, 207 Glen St.
Based on the 2018 Broadway musical, “Frozen Jr.” brings Elsa, Anna and the magical boy from Arendelle to life on stage. The show features all of the memorable songs from the animated film, with music and lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, plus five new songs written for the Broadway production.
food truck corral
GLENS FALLS – The Shirt Factory will host the Thursday Market & Food Truck Corral from 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at 21 Cooper St.
There will be food, vendors and fun for the kids with outdoor seating and three live music stages. Also visit the shops inside The Shirt Factory.
Thursday night fireworks
LAKE GEORGE — The Lake George Arts Project will present a special Thursday night fireworks show at 7 p.m. Thursday in Shepard Park. Alex Torres and his Latin Orchestra will perform an original mix of Afro-Caribbean rhythms such as salsa, merengue, cha-cha, bomba, plena and Latin jazz. Bring a picnic basket and a blanket or lawn chair.
Fridays at the Lake: Vivid
LAKE GEORGE — The Fridays at the Lake summer concert series continues at 6 p.m. Friday at Shepard Park, 271 Canada Street, featuring lead act Vivid with opening act The Jonathan Newell Band. The concerts take place from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. every Friday until September 2. Free entry.
Vivid, performing from 7:30-9:30 p.m., is a five-piece dance/rock band from Hartford, Connecticut that has been entertaining East Coast audiences for two decades. Opening the show from 6-7:10 p.m. is the Jonathan Newell Band consisting of Newell, his wife, Jennifer, their teenage sons, Brandon and Evan, and a rhythm section of Tommy Ryzuck on bass and Rye Wylie on drums. The group covers music from the 1960s to 1980s, including music from Led Zeppelin, Fleetwood Mac, Bruce Hornsby and 10,000 Maniacs.
Outdoor Cinema: ‘Encanto’
GLENS FALLS — The film “Encanto” will screen at Glens Falls City Park at dusk Friday, sponsored by the Queensbury Hotel, O’Brien Insurance, TCT Federal Credit Union, World Awareness Children’s Museum and 333 Glen Street Associates. The show will start at dusk. It’s the last outdoor movie of the summer. Free entry.
Interactive film “The Last of the Mohicans”
LAKE GEORGE – The Fort William Henry Museum will present an interactive screening of the 1992 film “The Last of the Mohicans,” starring Daniel Day Lewis, at 7 p.m. Friday at 48 Canada Street.
As you watch the R-rated film under the stars, the action will come alive around you with attacks on English troops, musket fire and cannon fire. The rain date is Saturday.
For prices and information, go to www.fwhmuseum.com/events/.
Hickory Bands, Brews and BBQs
WARRENSBURG – The Hickory Ski Resort will host Hickory Bands, Brews and BBQs from noon to 9 p.m. Saturday at 43 Hickory Hill Road. Enjoy live music on the mountain, food, Adirondack beers and wine, and family fun.
Adults are $10; children 12 and under are free. For more information, visit www.skihickory.com.
Gretta Hochsprung writes features and news from her hometown. She can be reached at 518-742-3206 or [email protected]