August 14 – August 20, 2020

Friday, August 14

SPAC's Virtual Beethoven Festival | 8 p.m.

Beethoven Symphony Watch Party with The Philadelphia Orchestra, featuring recordings of all nine Beethoven Symphonies, a lecture series on the Beethoven String Quartets by Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS) and additional curated content available for the month of August. 

Saturday, August 15

14th Annual Car Show
Clifton Park Elks Lodge, 695 MacElroy Rd., Ballston Lake | 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

All years and makes of cars, trucks and motorcycles are welcome. We will present awards to the top vehicles. Fun, Music, 50/50 Raffles, and Great Food. Come see the contestant vehicles! Contestant registration is $10. Spectators are free. Proceeds benefit the Elks National Foundation (ENF) and the NYSEA Major Project Fund (Cerebral Palsy Home Service Program). Rain Date, August 16. For information call Doug Simmons at 518-669-4488, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 

Walking Tours of Congress Park
Congress Park, 300 Broadway, Saratoga Springs | 11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Join Saratoga Springs History Museum President Charlie Kuenzel and Executive Director James Parillo on a tour of historic Congress Park. Charlie and James will bring the group to the many mineral springs and historic landmarks located in park and discuss the history and founding of the City. This tour is limited to 20 participants. The cost per person is $20, $15 for members of the History Museum. Tour tickets also include admission to the fascinating Saratoga Springs History Museum in the historic Canfield Casino. All guests must wear facemasks at all times and adhere to social distancing regulations. Participants should meet in front of the Canfield Casino by 10:50 a.m. Pre-paid reservations are strongly suggested. Tickets can be purchased the day of the walk if any spots are available. To purchase a reservation, call the History Museum at 518-584-6920, ext. 102.

Jailhouse Rock and Roll
Virtual, Course of Your Choice

A virtual race that will take place Saturday, August 15 through Saturday, August 29, 2020. We have added a choice of 3 bike ride lengths to the virtual for people that would rather ride than run or walk. Sponsored by the Saratoga County Historical Society at Brookside Museum. All proceeds from the race support the efforts of SCHS to keep history alive in Saratoga County through collecting, preserving, and displaying our history. For more information, please visit 

Plein Air Art Sale
Park Administration Building Arcade, 19 Roosevelt Ave., Saratoga Springs | 3 – 5 p.m.

Celebrate, enjoy, and purchase the original art painted that day outdoors in locations throughout Saratoga Spa State Park. Come make friends with the artists and "Friends of the Park" as we offer light refreshments for your art viewing pleasure.  Proceeds benefit the artists and the Friends of Saratoga Spa State Park. Festive masks, social distancing and all current safety concerns will be respected.  Our website for more information is: The event is free.

Sunday, August 16

Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation Summer Stroll
Hall of Springs, 108 Avenue of the Pines, Saratoga Springs | 10:30 a.m.

Join Linda Harvey-Opiteck on a tour of the Spa Complex which is the core of the significant National Historic Landmark Saratoga Spa State Park. Tickets must be purchased in advance and space is limited. 

Monday, August 17

The Ageless Dancer Ballet Barre
The National Museum of Dance Zoom Class | 2 – 3 p.m.

Designed for participants ages 50+. The class will use a chair or ballet barre for support. Participants will remain standing throughout the class to promote core stabilization and balance. Ballet slippers or split sole sneakers and fitness attire are recommended. For questions and to register, please contact Mary Anne Fantauzzi at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 

Tuesday, August 18

Nature Arts Hour: Bee Hotels
Wilton Wildlife Preserve, 80 Scout Rd., Gansevoort | 10 – 11 a.m.

Registration is required, no exceptions. Call 518-450-0321 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Participants will be limited so that proper social distancing can be followed.

Lunchtime Concert Series
The Downtowner, 413 Broadway, Saratoga Springs | Noon – 1 p.m.

Free music at noon. This week’s featuring Dylan Perrillo Orchestra. 

Tuesday Night Cruz-In
Kaleidoscope Café, 588 Lake Ave., Saratoga Springs | 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

A Cruz-In lets car enthusiasts show off their vehicles and visitors enjoy someone else's passion. If you have a cool vintage car or hot rod come down and enjoy the festivities.  We will have a DJ spinning the tunes and a free scoop of awesome Kaleidoscope Cafe Ice Cream for all owner/participants.  We will have our outdoor grill set up to serve Hamburgers, Hot Dogs and Chicken sandwiches.  Event will run every Tuesday evening thru September.  Plenty of parking for show participants and visitor/observers. 

Wednesday, August 19

Polish Dinner
Saratoga-Wilton Elks, 1 Elks Lane, Rt. 9, Saratoga Springs | 4:30 – 6 p.m.

For curbside pick up only. Call Monday or Tuesday between 10 a.m. – noon to place an order. 518-584-2585. Pierogi, stuffed cabbage, kielbasa, potato pancakes, applesauce, roll. Dinner for two is $25 (cash only). 

Thursday, August 20

Ballston Spa Concerts in the Park
Iron Spring Park, Front St., Ballston Spa | 6 – 8 p.m.

The BSBPA presents the 2020 Concerts in the Park summer concert series in Iron Spring Park on Front Street. This free concert series is a signature summer event in Ballston Spa. Bring your blanket & chairs to the park for a great evening of live music in the village! This week’s concert features The Bluebillies.

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