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If you have ever walked along bustling Broadway on a warm spring or summer evening, more likely than not you have come across the wizardry that is Steven Brundage. You may know him as the guy who got out of a speeding ticket by enchanting the police officer with his famous Rubik's Cube trick (Saratoga.com was treated to this magic trick a couple months ago when Brundage visited our office and I am still mind blown.) 

Next week, on Monday, July 6th, Brundage's sorcery will be televised nationwide, and you can watch! 

As if we needed another reason to love summer in Saratoga! Between the start of track season and SPAC concerts galore, we can now add National Ice Cream Month to the list of fantastic things happening in July. Wondering where the best place for ice cream is in Saratoga? Luckily, we've picked out our five favorites for you! 

Have a wild imagination? Use it to win big! The 174th Annual Saratoga County Fair invites everyone to participate in the Lego Contest at the fair on Wednesday, July 22nd. This year, contestants will be able to create their own fair and use legos to build animals, buildings, rides or whatever their imagination dreams up to coincide with the theme of "A Day at the Fair.
The acclaimed international youth circus, Circus Smirkus, is returning for four shows at Saratoga Casino and Raceway starting this weekend! Gather under the "Big Top" with your family and friends on July 5th and 6th as the Waldorf School proudly presents the 2015 Circus Smirkus "Big Top Tour."


You may already have your plans for the weekend but why not extend it for one more day? The famous Mormon Tabernacle Choir will performing at SPAC on Monday, June 29th at 7:30 P.M. as part of their Atlantic Coast Tour! The choir returns to SPAC for the first time in over ten years with a total of 600 individuals which includes 300 choir members, and one special, local guest performer.
The Saratoga County Fair is looking for individuals to compete in the Talent Competitions during the 174th annual fair taking place from July 21st through July 26th. The talent show consists of a variety of acts from stand-up comedy to dancing to ventriloquism, the sky is the limit when it comes to individual talent! 

Think you have what it takes? Find out how to apply.


Ever wonder how Saratoga truly came to be? Well, you're in luck. In honor of the city's 100th birthday, 25 volunteers led by historian Field Horne, editor of Saratoga Living magazine, thoroughly researched all facets of the city's history and created a 425-page hardcover book that tells the complete story of Saratoga Springs. Want to get your hands on one? They go on sale this Monday at a special event!


What better way to ring in the summer solstice than with National Martini Day? The holiday is fast approaching on Friday, June 19th and we have you covered on where our favorite martini is in Saratoga Springs!

We know where we're going to celebrate the day! Check it out:


As a parent, there's nothing better than knowing your child is enjoying a healthy meal that will help strengthen his/her body and mind. Or wait, maybe there's nothing better than watching your child's imagination soar as they giggle and play. Luckily, parents won't have to choose between the two come August 1st, the target opening date for the all new Saratoga's Kids Castle!

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This new restaurant will feature an elaborate indoor play center for kids of all ages while serving up entrees that are certified healthy. The menu has been co-created by Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Nichole Dooling of WholeNichole Nutrition and is filled with nutritious, hearty and authentic food representative of locally found ingredients.

Kids can look forward to oatmeal castle cookies, brick sandwiches, homemade baby food, and more. There is a complete breakfast and lunch menu daily for both kids and adults, as well as healthy snack options and a full cafe. Also, Saratoga's Kids Castle is conscious of food allergies and intolerances by allowing for specialty menu items for both parents and children who need to make alternative choices.

At Saratoga's Kids Castle, families can enjoy a healthy meal together, and then mom can kick back and watch the kids play as she enjoys a latte... or coffee... or loose tea... or smoothie... or, well, you get the idea.

What's better than celebrating the arts with fun activities, food and live music on a warm July day? If that sounds good to you, swing by the Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College on July 11th for its second annual Frances Day. There are numerous events planned for all ages, and best, yet - they are free!


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