SARATOGA SPRINGS— The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame will be open on a Wednesday through Sunday schedule from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. through May 30.
The schedule through Labor Day:
• May 31 through July 21: Open Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Closed Monday.
• July 22 through Sept. 5 (Saratoga Race Course season): Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day.
The Museum has several events already scheduled for the upcoming months:
•Book discussion and signing, “Bare Knuckles and Saratoga Racing: The Remarkable Life of John Morrissey,” by Brien Bouyea: Author Brien Bouyea discusses the life of John Morrissey, the founder of Saratoga Race Course and an undefeated bare-knuckle boxing champion who later became a two-term United States Congressman and a New York State Senator, Thursday, April 14, 7 p.m. Event is free to attend and books will be available for purchase.
•Student Art Show Opening Reception - grades 8-12: The senior “Horsing Around with the Arts” exhibit, features numerous works from local students on display in the von Stade Gallery. The opening reception is Wednesday, April 27 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The event is free to attend and there will be refreshments provided by Price Chopper. The artwork will be on display through May 31.
•Countdown to the Triple Crown preview panel: Racing experts will review the key Kentucky Derby prep races and offer analysis on the upcoming Kentucky Derby and Triple Crown series. Video highlights of races such as the Santa Anita Derby, Florida Derby, Wood Memorial and others will be shown in the Hall of Fame, Saturday, April 30, 1 p.m. Event is free to attend.
•The Derby Party: The Museum is hosting a special fundraiser event for the 142nd running of the Kentucky Derby on Saturday, May 7. Enjoy a sampling of local brews, wines and spirits, Kentucky-inspired dishes from Saratoga’s best restaurants and live music by Rich Ortiz. Participating vendors and sponsors include: Argyle Brewing Company, black dog DESIGNS, The Brook Tavern, Brown’s Brewing Company, Boca Bistro, Common Roots Brewing Company, Empire Merchants North, Druthers Restaurant & Brewing Company, Fetzer Vineyards, Fingerpaint Marketing, Hoppy Trails Brew Bus, Jacob and Anthony’s American Grille, Nemer Motor Group, North Country Flowers, Peabody’s Sports Bar & Grill, Saratoga Chips, Saratoga Courage Distillery, Saratoga Living Magazine, Saratoga Spring Water Co., Saratoga Trunk, Saratoga Winery, Springbrook Hollow Farm and Distillery, Studio di Luce, Swedish Hill Winery, Symphony Catering, The Thirsty Owl Wine Company, Woodford Reserve and 1911 Spirits.
Ticket prices: $25 Safe Driver (No consumption of alcoholic beverages), $40 Museum Members, $45 Early Bird Special, $50 Day of the Derby, $75 Membership Promo (enjoy the event and receive a discounted Individual Museum membership.)
For tickets: visit www.regonline.com/thederbyparty or call 518-584-0400, ext. 109.
For more information, visit www.racingmuseum.org