May 28 – June 3, 2021

Friday, May 28

Ellen Reid Soundwalk
Saratoga Spa State Park, 108 Avenue of the Pines, Saratoga Springs | Any time

An immersive audio art installation created by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Ellen Reid and co-commissioned by SPAC. Inspired by the natural setting of SPAC and surrounding nature trails, SOUNDWALK uses a free GPS-driven app that guides listeners along marked paths while illuminating landscapes with original music and sound. Running for a full year, SOUNDWALK covers four times the walking distance and ten times the audio material as last year’s installation. Visitors will be able to easily socially distance while enjoying the Park’s famous natural springs, lush forests, geysers, waterfalls and more. Simply download the app on your smartphone, plug in your headphones, and enter the path at your chosen point. Go your own pace and allow the music to inspire you. 

Saturday, May 29

New Era Car Show
Clifton Park Elks, 395 Mac Elroy Rd., Ballston Lake 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. | A car show exclusively for 1975 to 2021 vehicles. 36 trophies in total with 6 best in show for Corvette, Mustang, Camaro, Challenger, Foreign and Motorcycle. DJ Andy and of course dash plaques and door prizes. Food by the Elks in their pavilion or grab it and go by the show cars. Proceeds from 50/50 and concessions to the Elks Scholarship Fund. Cost is $15 to register a car. Contact Bill at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Spectators are free. 

3rd Annual Plant Sale
Pitney Meadows Community Farm

223 West Ave., Saratoga Springs | Noon – 3 p.m.
Calling all gardeners!! Come support your local community farm Saturday and Sunday and then come back again on June 5 and June 12.  Whether you are an experienced green-thumb, a homesteader, or a novice gardener growing for the first time, we have plants for you! We will have a wide assortment of veggie starts including herbs, tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, squash, beans and more, along with annual flowers, hanging baskets, patio pots, and garden needs such as soil! 

Sunday, May 30

Dharma Meditation
Caffe Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs

9 – 10:15 a.m. | Dharma Meditation with Pierre Zimmerman has returned to an in-person or live format at Caffe Lena! Meetings will be held each Sunday. Please RSVP to Pierre by calling 413-992-7012 or emailing Pierre This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 24-hrs in advance. Masks must be worn, and coronavirus safety measures, including distancing, will be practiced. A $10 donation is suggested.

Socially Distanced Slow Roll
Palette Café, 493 Broadway, Saratoga Springs
10 – 11:30 a.m. | Guided by Bikeatoga, we’ll bring the tunes for a leisurely paced guided group ride with bundled attendees. We anticipate approximately a 10mph pace (to stay warmer), looping through safe and quiet neighborhood streets. The ride begins at Palette. We end at Palette and Pint Sized with hot (or cold) beverages and snacks! will be available for purchase, and snacks too! This event continues the SLOW ROLL rides that we hold the last Sunday of every month, held in participation with Bikeatoga, Bicycle Benefits, Impressions of Saratoga, Dark Horse Mercantile and Palette. For tickets, visit www.thepalettecafe.com. 

Watercolor Demonstration
Via Zoom Presentation | 6:30 p.m. 

SSAS is hosting a free and open to the public watercolor demonstration with artist Robert O’Brien. To register please visit: www.southernsaratogaartist.com. Watercolorist Robert O’Brien is focused primarily on landscapes and architectural studies.  He finds beauty in the ordinary, subtle reminders of everyday life in rural New England and is an expert at creating light through the use of shadow. To learn more, visit: robertobrien.com.  Saratoga Arts made this program possible with a Community Arts Grant funded by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Monday, May 31

HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY!

Tuesday, June 1

Karner Blue Butterfly Walk
Wilton Wildlife Preserve, 80 Scout Rd., Parking Lot #1, Gansevoort

Join an Environmental Educator from Wilton Wildlife Preserve & Park for a Karner Blue Butterfly Walk to spot these endangered blue butterflies. For preschoolers, ages 3 and up and an accompanying adult. This walk will be preceded by a story and followed by a craft - either take-away or in-person - depending on your comfort level. Register online beginng May 11. Please register each person attending, whether adult or preschooler, as we need to operate within COVID restrictions. Park in Parking Lot #1 and meet across the street in the Pavilion near the flagpole. Preschool from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. and ages 3 – 7 at 2 p.m. Register at the Saratoga Springs Public Library website https://sspl.libcal.com/event/7649222

Connecting Classroom to Community
Zoom Presentation, 7 p.m.

Students from the high school’s Saratoga Pathways Academy (an interdisciplinary history-literature, project-based program), will present their explorations of human rights issues since World War Two.  Four groups will present on Tuesday and then again on Thursday, June 3 for ten minutes per group.  After each presentation, audience members and a panel of judges will assess the project, offer feedback, and ask questions. Free and open to the public. To register for this event, please visit https://brooksidemuseum.org/event/saratoga-springs-high-school-spa-program-student-presentations/ 
Registrants will receive a Zoom link via email.

Wednesday, June 2

Pulled Pork / BBQ Chicken Dinner
Saratoga Wilton Elks Lodge, 1 Elks Lane, Saratoga Springs | 4:30 – 6 p.m.
For curbside pickup only. Call Monday or Tuesday Between 10 a.m. – noon to place an order. 518-584-2585. Menu: Pulled pork, BBQ chicken, coleslaw, baked beans, corn bread. Dinner for 2 is $25. (cash only)

Thursday, June 3

Monthly Meeting
VFW, 190 Excelsior Ave., Saratoga Springs, 1:30 p.m.

Ch.60, Korean War Veterans’ Assocociation will meet. Veterans who served anywhere during the Korean War, in Korea at any time, spouses, widows, friends and relatives are all invited to attend.  New members are always welcome.  For an application to join the organization or for further information, please contact Comm. Paul O’Keefe at 518-603-4186.

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