Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Plays and Performances at the Pendragon

For a great all-weather excursion, check out Saranac Lake's own Pendragon Theater. In addition to the Lake Placid Center for The Arts, the Adirondack Museum and the Wild Center at the Museum of the Adirondacks, the Pendragon provides relief from all the outdoor activities the Adirondacks has on offer.

Pendragon Theatre is made up of an ensemble of artists, based in the Adirondacks, dedicated to preserving the vitality and enhancing the quality of professional theatre through year round performance and education programs.

In the past, The Pendragon has hosted plays ranging from Arsenic and Old Lace to Dial M for Murder to The Wizard of Oz and Peter Pan. Original productions and premieres have included Third Class Carriage, Easter Monday and The Making of Life's Highways.

Check out the upcoming plays and events with the Pendragon theater calendar. Or call the box office at (518) 891-1854.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Saranac Lake Winter Carnival 07

Photo courtesy Aaron Hobson / flickr user barkeater

Saranac Lake just wrapped up its 110th Winter Carnival, the oldest winter festival in the Eastern US. The themed ten day festivities include sports competitions, music and theater productions, dances, two parades (one just for kids!), two sets of fireworks, and of course the Ice Castle.

The castle is built by local volunteers, made from large chunks of ice from Lake Flower. The building of the castle is an event in and of itself, with a new theme and design each year, usually including ice slides. This early February event is great for families - get ready for 2008!