From Restaurant Week to Veterans Day and the start of the holiday season, there’s a lot to prepare for in Saratoga. We’ve highlighted some of the top events and newsy updates you should know about below.
Make Plans for Restaurant Week & More Upcoming Events
Discover Saratoga’s Annual Restaurant Week continues on through Sunday, November 7! Participating Saratoga County restaurants are offering three-course dinners for just $35 or $25 plus tax and tip, and some are offering lunch specials for just $15 plus tax and tip. This is a great opportunity to eat some delicious food and support local restaurants. Make your reservation before the end of Restaurant Week.
Here’s what else is going on in the Saratoga area:
- Poirots Investigate – Three Agatha Christie World Premieres: November 5 – 7
- Holiday Farmers Market: November 6
- Chow Bella Open House: November 6
- So, You Think You Can Choreograph?: November 6
- Annual Fall Artisan Sale: November 6 – 7
- Gerald B. H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery – Veterans Day Ceremony: November 10
- Veterans Day Ceremony at Maplewood Cemetery: November 11
- 13th Annual Veterans Day Dash 5K: November 11
3 Newsy Updates From the Saratoga Springs Area
SPAC Is Accepting Submissions for the 2022 Adirondack Trust Company Festival of Young Artists
Attention all young artists! Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC) has announced that its student artist submission portal for the 2022 Adirondack Trust Company Festival of Young Artists is now open. They are accepting submissions in the forms of visual art, literary art, and the performing arts, which are strongly encouraged to incorporate the festival theme of “Interdependence,” inspired by Richard Blanco’s poem.
In addition to showcasing numerous works in the online gallery and live event, SPAC will award one student in each of the three categories – Visual Art, Literary Art, and the Performing Arts – with the distinction “FOYA 2022 Outstanding Artist.” Each winner will receive $500 to support the further development of their craft. For full details about the 2022 event, visit the official website.
Get Your NYRA Bets Gift Cards at Local Stewart’s Shops
As of November 1, NYRA Bets Gift Cards are once again available at participating Stewart’s Shops in Saratoga County. “We’ve seen tremendous success with the NYRA Bets Gift Card Program, and we’re happy to offer the NYRA Bets Cards in select shops in time for the Breeders’ Cup and the upcoming holiday season,” said Stewart’s Shops President Gary Dake in a New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) press release.
NYRA Bets Gift Cards are preloaded with $50 to deposit into a NYRA Bets account, and you can use it to fund both active and new accounts. Racing fans can use their gift card funds to bet online at hundreds of tracks nationwide, including the fall meet at Aqueduct Racetrack.
Saratoga Senior Center Prepares to Move to a New Location
Currently located at 5 Williams Street in Saratoga Springs, the Saratoga Senior Center has announced plans for a new location. According a recent article from Saratoga Living, the Saratoga Regional YMCA has obtained City approval to construct a 17,000-square-foot addition to its Saratoga Springs branch, which will serve as the Senior Center’s new home.
This expansion has been made possible thanks to an anonymous $2 million donation, and it will benefit both nonprofits as they develop enhanced programming geared toward older adults. Construction is expected to start in spring 2022, and the Senior Center will be launching a capital campaign to cover remaining costs.
- Saratoga Living: Saratoga Springs YMCA Addition to Serve as Future Home of Saratoga Senior Center