To filmmaker Nicole Coady, Saratoga County is a magical place. Turning to her favorite childhood story for inspiration, and influenced by the lakes, castles, and gilded age architecture in and around our area, not to mention that we live in what can be called a “ballet mecca,” Coady has written a feature film screenplay of Grimm’s 12 Dancing Princesses and is now seeking funding to produce her dance musical in and around the Ballston Spa/Saratoga Springs areas. [Read more…]
Saratoga Food Fanatic and Network Saratoga To Host Second Annual International Flavorfeast
This one day event will transport festival-goers on a culinary trip around the world, offering $1 samples from restaurants representing various nationalities of cuisine.
Beginning at 11 a.m. on October 10, you can pick up your Flavorfeast “passport-map” of participating restaurants/businesses in front of Fingerpaint Marketing, on the corner of Broadway and Division Street in Saratoga Springs. This map will help you plan your day’s itinerary of travel to the following destinations for $1 food samples from countries all around the world: Alaturco Mediterranean Grill, Boca Bistro, Bon Bon Brazil, Capriccio Saratoga, Druthers Brewing Company, Esperanto, Four Seasons Natural Foods, Gaffney’s Restaurant, Halfmoon Cellars, Harvey’s Restaurant & Bar, Henry Street Taproom, Maestro’s at the Van Dam, Mango Tree Imports, Mexican Connection, Mingle Saratoga, One Caroline Street Bistro, Park Side Eatery, Parting Glass Pub, Peabody’s, Phila Fusion Noodle Bar, Prestwick Chase at Saratoga, Prime at Saratoga National, Ravenous, Saratoga 5 Points Market & Deli, Saratoga Tea & Honey Company, Sushi Thai Garden, The Ice House, The Merry Monk, The Savory Pantry/Hungry Spot, Three Vines Bistro & Bar, and Wheatfields Restaurant & Bar.
“The Saratoga Region bursts with a rich, diverse blend and variety of restaurants and eateries,” said Fran Dingeman, owner of Network Saratoga. “The Saratoga International Flavorfeast was created in celebration of the International food styles that make the Saratoga area such a unique culinary
“By offering $1 samples and free admission, the International Flavorfeast will allow attendees the opportunity to enrich their palates and taste foods they haven’t tried in the past,” said Ashley Dingeman, owner and writer of saratogafoodfanatic.com. “This will also allow chefs to showcase their talents, providing a food sample that’s specific to the ethnicity they have chosen to represent.”
In addition to food samples at various restaurants on Broadway, Lake Avenue, Henry Street, Phila Street, and Caroline Street, there will be restaurants from outside the center of town set up in the Fingerpaint Parking Lot on Division Street. The event will include cultural entertainment and trolley tours from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. throughout the streets of the city.
The Saratoga International Flavorfeast is presented by Saratoga Food Fanatic and Network Saratoga with support from DeCrescente Distributing Co., Driscoll Foods, Adirondack Trust Company, Skidmore College, Social Radiant, Fingerpaint Marketing, Saratoga Flag Company, Saratoga Today, Explore Saratoga, Coffee News and Saratoga.com.
A farm to fork tasting, featuring morsels of locally grown and sourced food and drink prepared by some of the finest chefs and purveyors of the region.
Thursday July 16 4:30-7 p.m.
112 Spring St., Saratoga Springs
Along with American Farmland Trust, Saratoga PLAN, Land Trust Alliance and Sustainable Saratoga.
Over 15 farms, vineyards, breweries, chefs and restaurants will be present for your tasting pleasure and enjoyment.
Only 200 Tickets will be sold
$30 per person
$50 per couple
$50 event and membership special
Questions or Ticket Info contact email@example.com or call 518-482-8868. Tax deductble Donations of Any Amount Gladly Accepted!
Donations for this event go to support Regional Farm and Food Project, a 501c3, and are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.
There will be a free children’s craft make & take from 10am-4pm, caroling from the St. Mary’s Church Children’s Choir at 1pm & 2pm, gift wrapping, a reading of “Twas the Night Before Christmas” at 3pm, and much more.
It will be a fun-filled day for every age and the perfect opportunity to get that holiday gift shopping done, while supporting your local library! A percentage of store proceeds will be donated to the Ballston Spa Public Library.
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The event will take place at the Barnes and Noble store located at 3029 New York Route 50, Saratoga Springs.
To support this event online, visit www.bn.com/bookfair, shop and enter the bookfair ID #11485414 between December 14 and December 19.
Call the library for information at 885.5022.
This festive holiday event takes place in downtown Saratoga Springs and offers over 40 sites of free entertainment, including fiddlers, hammered dulcimer, a cappella singing, choral singing, Christian Brothers Academy Military Marching Band, saxophone, crystal glasses, accordion, balloons, ballet dancers, live reindeer, Santa and Mrs. Claus, Festival of Trees at the City Center, face painting, Newfoundland dogs, and much more.
The 28th Annual Victorian Stroll, sponsored by the Saratoga Springs Downtown Business Association, begins at 6 p.m. and runs through 10 p.m. Broadway will close from 5p.m.-10p.m.from the Route 50 arterial to the Spring Street intersection.
CDTA is running free shuttle buses every 20 minutes from the Empire State College parking lot at 111 West Avenue on Saratoga Springs’ west side, NYRA’s Oklahoma track (just off Exit 14 of I-87) and the Weible Avenue Skating Rink parking lots on the east side of Saratoga Springs to downtown, bringing carloads of people to and from the Victorian Streetwalk from 4:3p.m. until 10:30p.m.
The Downtown Business Association is combining their Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony with the Victorian Streetwalk. Girl Scouts will serenade the crowd with Christmas Carols while the children wait for Santa and Mrs. Claus. The Honorable Mayor Joanne Yepsen will light the trees at 435 Broadway at 6p.m. and Santa, Clara, many elves and Rumple Dumple arrive at the Santa Cottage shortly after that to visit with children in the beautiful, handmade and detailed Santa Cottage that is set up in front of Putnam Market, just across from Caroline Street.
Have a group photo taken at Impressions with A Victorian Print Giveaway. Nacre Dance Company and Octavo Singers will delight audiences of all ages as they combine talents at the Universal Preservation Hall at 7:30p.m. and 8:15p.m.
Special Victorian Streetwalk postal cancellations are available at the Broadway Post Office from 6p.m-9p.m. Bring your stamped Christmas card envelopes, get them canceled with the special Victorian Streetwalk cancellation (free) and you have a month to mail them.
Most businesses will be open until 10p.m. and will hold open houses and serve delicious, free refreshments to their guests, friends and customers.
The Victorian Streetwalk is the Downtown Business Association’s way of saying “thank you” to all their customers for supporting their beautiful downtown throughout the year. Everyone is invited to join the fun with caroling and Victorian costumes and enjoy an old-fashioned “Christmas as it used to be” street party and celebration of the holiday season.
Please leave your furry, four legged family members at home.
The event is free and open to the public. Attendees at the Victorian Streetwalk are encouraged to look for maps with entertainment locations and times in downtown member businesses.
For information or a map and listing of the entertainment, visit www.saratogadowntown.com, click on events, then on Victorian Streetwalk. Or call the Downtown Business Association at 587-8635.
The free Fall Festival, a celebration of autumn and Halloween, will kick off on October 25 at 10 a.m. at the Farmers’ Market with a ribbon cutting by special guest Mayor Joanne Yepsen. They will announce the winner of the “What Fall Means to You” coloring contest and the winner of the Giant Pumpkin Guess the Weight Contest. Little Elvis will be there to start things off followed by interactive drumming for children and Coffee Sack Races.
DWI: 28-year-old Korey Harris of Saratoga Springs was sentenced to five years of probation and given an ignition interlock device stemming from his February arrest by State Police in Milton. Harris was charged with driving while intoxicated.
Participants will walk a 1-mile or a .25-mile course, collecting colorful balloons along the route to create a parade of color. In addition, a hot-air balloon will be on The Wesley Community campus near the Community Garden area (weather permitting).
All registered participants will receive a 1st Annual Balloon Walk t-shirt. Fun family activities and food will also be available for registered participants. Registration is $20 for adults, $15 for children, and is available online at www.theballoonwalk.com. Check in and registration begins at 8:30 a.m. The Walk is presented by Medline.
The Wesley Community cares for more than 700 seniors and people with disabilities from throughout the area. For information, call691-1420 or visit www.theballoonwalk.com.
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