Did you know that two Winterfests are happening this weekend near Saratoga? It’s true! Make plans for winter fun in Clifton Park or Lake George, try new ice cream flavors, and don’t miss the end of the Chowder Tour on Saturday.
Find Family-Friendly Activities at Two Major Winter Events
We’ve entered the heart of winter, so get out and celebrate the season with the family at two of the region’s winter festivals:
Lake George Area Winterfest: The all new Lake George Area Winterfest kicked off yesterday, and it will be held every Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday throughout the month of February. If you’re interested, all you need to do is purchase a wristband, which will give you admission to one fun winter activity, as well as 15% off your stay at participating lodging properties, restaurant discounts, horse-drawn carriages rides in the village, and more.
Town of Clifton Park Winterfest: The Town of Clifton Park Winterfest returns on Saturday, February 6, and it will feature a variety of free activities at multiple locations in the community. Go on a Winter Nature Story Walk at a local park, bring the kids snow tubing at Riverview Orchards, and don’t forget to grab lunch at a food truck.
Hungry? Here Are Some Fantastic Food Events
2nd Annual Ice Cream for Breakfast: If you scream for ice cream, then this is the event for you! King Brothers Dairy in Schuylerville is hosting their 2nd Annual Ice Cream for Breakfast on Saturday, February 6 and Sunday, February 7. Join them for brand new “Breakfast Ice Cream Flavors,” such as donut sundaes, waffle sundaes, and cinnamon roll sundaes.
Saratoga Chowder Tour: The Saratoga Chowder Tour is underway through Saturday, February 6, so don’t miss your chance to try some of the area’s best chowders. Check out the list of participants and their chowders, and then make plans to dine-in or order your chowder to-go.
Support the Saratoga Community at a Food Drive
On Thursday, February 11 – Saturday, February 13, the Mayor’s Department in Saratoga Springs will host a drive-thru food drive at the Rec Center on Vanderbilt Avenue. The food drive will benefit the Franklin Community Center and Mother Susan Anderson Women & Children’s Emergency Shelter and help ensure all Saratoga families have access to food. You can view the full list of donation items here.
SPAC Adds New Programs to Virtual Learning Library
Created to bring free original arts to students, families, and educators during this difficult time, the SPAC Learning Library features a growing collection of engaging video lessons and activities. This month, SPAC has added three new programs that further its mission to promote inclusion, diversity, equity, and access in the arts. The programs include:
- Lessons in Stepping and South African Gumboot Dancing
- Wheelchair-accessible dance lessons in the “Kitchen Floor Dance Class” series
- “Instrument Beginnings,” a new series of music lessons that guide children through the early stages of learning an instrument
Explore Unique Artworks By Local High School Students
Although they are unable to present the “High School All Stars” exhibition in their gallery space this year, Saratoga Arts has announced that a virtual version is available on their website. This exhibition highlights artworks created by high school students in Saratoga, Fulton, and Montgomery counties, and it will be viewable from January 28 – February 28.