We are pleased to announce that the Tenth Annual “A Taste of Sand Lake” will be on August 16, 2017 from 6-9pm at the Old Daley Inn at The Crooked Lake House. A Taste of Sand Lake has become a much anticipated annual event, as well as a successful fundraiser for the Sand Lake Center for the Arts. As in past years, the event will feature food from many area restaurants, as well as a silent auction and entertainment.
The collaborative and individual songwriting efforts of the Beatles’ John Lennon and Paul McCartney changed popular music forever. Do you prefer “Penny Lane” or “Strawberry Fields”? Lady Madonna” or Revolution”? On May 26 at 8pm the Sand Lake Center for the Arts will host a performance in which these songs will go head-to-head. A band consisting of regional experienced rock & roll musicians will celebrate the prolific songwriting of Lennon and McCartney and turn it into a great big party! The Tichy Band includes Graham Tichy, Steve “Clyde” Davies, Pete Vumbaco, Mike Kelley, and Dave Maswick. Tickets $18. Prepaid reservations can be made at www.slca-ctp.org or call (518)674-2007.
It’s all fun and games on May 16th as Sand Lake Center for the Arts – Matinee Theater Players presents the “Hoe Down Homicide”. Come and be a part of the guest audience who listens to the clues and figures out who the murderer is. Not only do you get to solve a murder but you also get to hear some of your favorite cowboy tunes, have a drink and eat some homemade sweets. The show begins at 2pm. All included for $10.00 per person. Prepaid reservations can be made at www.slca-ctp.org or call (518)674-2007. SLCA is located at 2880 NY 43, Averill Park, NY, is fully handicapped accessible, with free parking.
January 1 till May 1: Submission period for writers
All plays will be TANYS adjudicated, and monetary prizes of $100, $75 and $50 awarded to the three adjudicated as best written.
Anyone living within a 50 mile radius of the Sand Lake Center for the Arts-generally the areas from Saratoga down to Hudson, Pittsfield to Schenectady, and all areas in between. This will allow the playwrights to attend performances of their plays.
Playwrights may submit a maximum of two plays. Plays may be submitted electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include two attachments. One will be your cover letter which will include your contact information, the title and a brief synopsis of the play. The other attachment will be the play itself with NO contact information included except title. Please submit play(s) in Standard American Play Format. If you’re unfamiliar with this, there are many internet sites to help you. One would be https://pwcenter.org. If you are submitting electronically you should receive a confirmation received email, if you are submitting a hard copy, you may send it to SLCA-CTP, PO Box 179, Averill Park, NY 12018. Again, please include a separate cover letter.
Plays should be able to be staged with MINIMAL SET. The Sand Lake Center for the Arts has a number of black boxes, and you might consider submitting a play that could be staged with only these. Any play with an elaborate set will be disqualified.
Plays should be able to be performed in 15 minutes or less.
AND, here’s the challenge. Plays must have some connection with the prompt “COLD”. It can be a theme, a characterization or simply a word-cold heart, cold day in hell, cold shoulder, cold war, someone suffering from a cold, a woman putting on cold cream-or you may have a play that just mentions, “It’s cold outside”. Be as creative and as clever as you want.
Contact producer, at email@example.com if you have questions.
Lost Radio Rounders honor the centennial of America’s entrance into World War I with a performance of Home of the Brave: Songs of Soldiers & Sailors, 8 p.m. Saturday, April 8 at Sand Lake Center for the Arts. Over the last decade, the critically-acclaimed roots duo Lost Radio Rounders has presented themed programs of historic American music throughout the Northeast, and in 2016 toured its popular Politics and Patriots show from New England to New City. With the heartfelt, inspiring and often humorous Home of the Brave: Songs of Soldiers & Sailors, Tom Lindsay and Michael Eck (joined by special guest, Mike Kelley, on piano) honor service folk of every stripe, from the American Revolution to World War II.
Selections like the inspiring “Battle Cry of Freedom,” rousing “Marines’ Hymn,” the winking “Battleship of Maine” and the comical “Mademoiselle from Armentières” reflect the Rounders’ broad reach, with Lindsay and Eck performing vintage-radio-style on a single microphone with a variety of acoustic instruments. Members of the armed forces have always created songs to lift spirits in the barracks and on the battlefield, to commemorate victories, to praise fallen comrades and to remember their sweethearts back home. With Home of the Brave: Songs of Soldiers & Sailors, you’ll want to sing along with all of them.
At SLCA, Lost Radio Rounders will feature a timely segment marking the 100th anniversary of the United States’ entry into The Great War, and Dr. Jon Hausman will present WWI era audio recordings and artifacts in the lobby before the performance and during intermission.
Dan Berggren is going to be bringing the sweet sounds and stories of the Adirondacks to life at this SLCA Benefit Concert.
A tradition-based songsmith, Dan Berggren writes with honesty, humor and a strong sense of place. His songs explore the many dimensions of home, hard-working folks, taking care of our planet and each other. While his roots are firmly in the Adirondacks where he was raised, Dan’s music has branched out across many borders. The award-winning educator and musician has entertained audiences from Kentucky to Michigan, Belgium to Bulgaria, and Zimbabwe to Transylvania.
Learn more about Dan on his website.
Actors portraying Sand Lake residents from our town’s past in the Sand Lake Union Cemetery. Historic figures will include Dr. Smith Boughton (a.k.a. Big Thunder), James K. Averill, Sheriff William Griggs, Jesse Traver Moore, and others who made our community what it is today. Admission is $10.
More information can be found here.