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The essential guide to the arts this season

By Kirsten Ferguson Saratoga Springs started out as a health resort, by virtue of the area’s curative mineral springs. Then gambling and Thoroughbred racing took hold as entertainment. But in … more

Fine food and fancy cars

At the close of every summer, the multi-day Saratoga Wine & Food Festival at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center is an extravaganza for savorers of fine wines and spirits, gourmet food and … more

Feast on farm-fresh food created by chefs at outdoor fire pits

Imagine a city with a community farm within the city limits, where people can experience the tranquility of nature and learn how to grow their own food. Pitney Meadows Community Farm in Saratoga … more

Groove to free music under the stars

Other parks in the Capital Region have free summer concerts - notably at Music Haven in Schenectady and Freedom Park in Scotia. Although lesser known for free music, Saratoga Springs' historic … more

Thrill in the sport of kings

This summer, you have two ways to revel in the thrill of polo at the Saratoga Polo Association's Whitney Field, one of the oldest polo fields in the United States. On the general admission side, … more

Meet horseracing’s men and women of steel

Thoroughbred jockeys are the people who make it all happen at Saratoga Race Course. Considered to be, pound for pound, some of the strongest and fittest athletes in the world, they steer … more

Swing to Americana sounds

Two storied Saratoga Springs music venues are coming together in an unprecedented partnership this summer, as Elizabeth Sobol, the new president of the Saratoga Performing Arts Center, joins … more

Experience art down on the farm

Down a quiet side street in the village of Salem in nearby Washington County, a small lane opens into a 119-acre farm with views of Vermont's Green Mountains. But it's no ordinary farm. The … more

Feed your soul with Schubert, Beethoven and Tchaikovsky

After taking over artistic direction of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center in 2004, the husband and wife team of cellist David Finkel and pianist Wu Han expanded the organization's reach … more

Finding his passion

Michael Panza is a living and breathing example of the well-known phrase, "pay it forward."  Many people are aware of Panza's successes with his award-winning event- and wedding-planning … more

The Giddy-Up Bus

It was fun playing a tourist this afternoon on the The Giddy-Up Bus. Traci Cornwell, the owner and founder of The Giddy-Up Bus started the business three years ago. “In the beginning it was … more

Essential Events

Victoria Crowned Pigeons, a watercolor by Allen Blagden, is one of the works in the exhibition “Marking the Moment: The Art of Allen Blagden.” February 12 - April 16 at The Hyde in Glens … more

Newer Eateries Liven Up the Region's Dining Scene

A new burger joint, coffee bar, bake shop and café-design combo have livened up the local and regional dining scene, offering more places to meet friends … more

Milton Avery's Vermont

Milton Avery (1885-1965), Blue Trees, 1945, oil on canvas, 28” x 36” Collection Neuberger Museum of Art, Gift of Roy Neuberger Purchase College, State University of New York © 2016 The … more

A Gift to The Hyde

A rendering of the Hyde’s new Feibes & Schmitt Gallery, set to open in the summer of 2017. Andy Warhol, American, 1928-1987, Liz (F.&S.7), 1964, offset lithograph in colors, 21 3/4 x 21 … more

Ghost Tours at the Capitol and Casino

Ghost Dancers. Photo by Lawrence White. Darkness descends upon Albany. There is a flicker of fear that cannot be extinguished from the shadowy outlines of bodies awaiting their fate. “A Ghost … more

Boo 2 U in Glens Falls

  What’s better than making an entire street block your party venue? On Saturday, Oct. 29, from 2 to 4 p.m., witches, ghostbusters, pirates and princesses will be out and about in Glens … more

Twilight Tour at Greenridge Cemetery

There are over 300 Civil War soldiers buried in Greenridge Cemetery. The statue that sits just inside the Mary Sackett memorial gates on Lincoln avenue faces North to pay homage to those in the … more

“Dear America: History Meets Hip-Hop”

ArtsFestFridays’ “Dear America: History Meets Hip-Hop at the Tang Teaching Museum” on Friday, November 4, 2016, at the Tang Teaching Museum at Skidmore College. Clifford Oliver will portray … more

Heather Maloney at Caffe Lena

From Bob Dylan to Arlo Guthrie, Caffe Lena is famous for launching promising new artists into stardom. This Friday, November 11, singer-songwriter Heather Maloney will join the venue’s renowned … more
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