A summer concert series begins this Saturday, there’s a fun new way to experience Saratoga Spa State Park, and a popular jazz bar has finally reopened. Check out the full roundup of Saratoga news and events below!
Get Ready for Live Music at Summer Concert Series
We still have about a month of spring left, but summer concert series are already being announced across the Saratoga area.
In Ballston Spa, the annual Concerts in the Park series will be held at the Old Iron Spring Park on Thursday evenings from July 1 – August 26. The first concert will feature the Ballston Spa Community Band.
In Schuylerville, Hudson Crossing Park will host a new summer concert series starting on Saturday, May 22, with a performance by Kate Blain. This concert series will take place every third Saturday throughout the summer, and attendees can enjoy live, local music outdoors.
Experience Saratoga Spa State Park a Whole New Way
Last year, Saratoga Performing Arts Center presented Ellen Reid SOUNDWALK, an immersive audio experience created by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Ellen Reid. By using a GPS-enabled app, visitors in Saratoga Spa State Park could to listen to certain music compositions based on their location. These compositions were carefully crafted to harmonize with the park’s landscape and attractions.
Although the 2020 SOUNDWALK ended in November, the audio experience returned on May 20, 2021, and will run through June 1, 2022. The 2021 SOUNDWALK will feature new themes and compositions and stretch from the Avenue of the Pines to the reflecting pool, the Geyser Springs, and beyond. Learn more and download the app to experience it for yourself: https://www.ellenreidsoundwalk.com/saratoga
Children’s Museum at Saratoga Prepares to Move in 2022
After 20 years operating out of their current location on Caroline Street in Saratoga Springs, the Children’s Museum at Saratoga is planning to move to the Lincoln Baths by May 2022, reports the Saratoga TODAY Newspaper.
According to the article, the museum will be located on two floors in the rear section of the Lincoln Baths, and construction is expected to begin in August. In the meantime, the Children’s Museum at Saratoga will remain open on Caroline Street, but if the building is sold, they may move programs to local venues.
Share a Step Fitness Fundraiser Kicks Off on Friday
It’s time to get fit for a good cause! The Wesley Community’s annual Share a Step virtual fitness event begins on Friday, May 21 and runs through Thursday, May 27. Share a Step encourages individuals of all ages to set a mileage goal that you will achieve during the week-long event. Participants are welcome to run, walk, or bike to get their miles in, all while raising funds for The Wesley Community’s Campaign for Springs project.
Popular Saratoga Jazz Bar Reopens After Year-Long Closure
After a 14-month hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, 9 Maple Ave. in downtown Saratoga reopened on May 20. Their hours of operation will be Thursday through Saturday, 4pm – midnight, and they will be following the CDC and State’s guidance of no masks or social distancing for vaccinated patrons. However, proof of vaccination is required for entrance and seating until further notice, and both vaccination cards and the Excelsior Pass will be accepted.
Make Plans for These Upcoming Saratoga Area Events
Looking for things to do? Here are some fun events happening around the region:
- Seth Sikes at The Mansion of Saratoga: Friday, May 21
- Wilton Area Community Garage Sale: Saturday, May 22
- Summer Music Series Concert at Hudson Crossing Park with Kate Blain: Saturday, May 22
- 2021 Kids’ Exchange Consignment Sale: Saturday, May 22 – Sunday, May 23
- Cambridge Valley Fine Art Tour: Saturday, May 22 – Sunday, May 23
- Annual Plant Fair: Saturday, May 22 – Sunday, May 23
- Soroptimist Spring Fever Golf Tournament: Monday, May 24
- 20th Annual Christopher Dailey Memorial Golf Tournament: Monday, May 24