The Shirt Factory in nearby Glens Falls is hosting a special fundraising food truck event this weekend for the South High Marathon Dance. Get the details on that and other events happening around Lake George, and catch up on local news, including improvements at Great Escape and a callout for a Frankenstein.
Events Around the Lake George Region This Weekend Into Next Week
Here’s what’s going on:
- Food Truck Corral for SHMD at The Shirt Factory: May 13
- Monthly Volunteer Work at Hague Fish & Game Club: May 14
- Inaugural Craft Fair & Community Day at Camp Chingachgook: May 14
- Pet Fest in Glens Falls: May 14
- Spring for the Arts Golf Tournament at Cronin’s Golf: May 15
- Open Forge Night at Adirondack Folk School: May 18
- Thursday Market & Food Truck Corral at the Shirt Factory: May 19
Business News, The Arts & More Happenings Around Lake George
Improvements Made at Great Escape, Which Opens Soon
Guests to Great Escape & Hurricane Harbor will notice a change the moment they arrive at the gates this season. Outdated ticket booths have been removed, and the entrance has been made more spacious to allow for better flow and less congestion. Improved security via metal detectors will be in a new building that guests will have to go through prior to entering the park.
The amusement park opens for the season on May 21.
Fort William Henry Switches Up Their Plan for Upgrades
Speaking of improvements to local businesses, Fort William Henry announced a three-year revitalization plan back in January. Foothills Business Daily reports that the hotel has proposed changes to its project, regarding the renovations of two of its restaurants and an extended outdoor patio.
Changes indicate a reduction in the size of the proposed patio space, and related accommodations like a fire table with seating, from 14,870 square feet to 11,534 square feet. Other aspects are being planned like dark-sky compliant light fixtures and upgrades relating to stormwater management.
There’s a New Exhibition at Lake George Arts Project
A new exhibition entitled “Community” opened last week at the Lake George Arts Project. This is a solo exhibition of work by Bugzdale (also known as Anthony Jackson) and it’s up through June 4; there will be a closing reception for the artist on that ending date from 2pm to 4pm.
Bugzdale is from Jamaica, grew up in New York City, and focuses on “amplifying ideas about the black experience in our society,” through drawing, painting, and other media.
The Lake George Arts Project’s Courthouse Gallery is located at 1 Amherst Street, and they’re open 9am to 5pm Wednesday through Friday, and 9am to 4pm on Saturday.
Hickory Ski Center Adds Camping Sites
Hickory Ski Center in Warrensburg announced via Facebook this week that as they gear up for summer fun they will start offering tent camping sites, RV short-term overnight parking sites, and unlimited primitive camping on their property, beginning May 20. You can see pricing and more info at their website: https://skihickory.com/
House of Frankenstein Needs a Frankenstein
The House of Frankenstein Wax Museum needs a six-foot tall person who is willing to work as the big green guy at the haunted house/museum this season. Their recent Facebook post asks those interested to apply on weekends in person. They’re located at 213 Canada Street.