Before I delve into a recap of this week's upcoming events, I would like to take this time to thank local business owners for being so friendly. I took a stroll on Broadway yesterday afternoon and last night to get the word out about our wonderful website, and also to get information for our beautiful and intelligent readers (is it working?), and met so many nice people. The managers/owners/employees of our fine local establishments were so helpful and friendly. It made a sort of daunting task (entering a restaurant NOT to eat) fun and enjoyable. So thank you, Broadway, for being so kind to this Mama. I love our city! Now, down to business. We decided to do a recap of the Calendar of Events on Wednesday to remind people of different things to do around our fine city, but also to add any new last minute items, or update already posted items. So we have a very exciting week ahead of us.
- Today the Saratoga Springs library is offering the music of the Zucchini Brothers at 11am and 1pm. Kid friendly music to enjoy for FREE.
- Thursday, Schuyler House at Saratoga Battlefield has a program for kids to learn about the colonial days through games, dance, clothing and more. It is from 1-3pm and is educational and fun.
- Fridays will always offer Family Night at Strike Zone, at least through the summer, for now. Here you can get one game, shoe rentals pizza & soda, one bumper car ride and 4 arcade tokens for $12 per person. The Children's Museum is also having Stretching with Stuffee from 10-10:30. Seems short, but I'm sure the kids would get a kick out of it. I'm not sure who Stuffee is so if anyone goes, let me know.
- Saturday, you can taste all the BBQ you want at Saratoga Casino & Raceway, for the National BBQ Championships. Open from 11am-10pm, you can sample and debate who's is the best. The tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. The Tang Museum is also hosting Family Saturdays. This Saturday, the theme is Art in Rows and Columns, where the kids will look at a particular piece of art and then create their own small mosaic drapes made from recycled items. I am so excited about this program - my kids love arts and crafts and this is a lot more technical than I get. It's FREE so they recommend reservations, from 2-3:30.
- Sunday, So You Think You Can Dance (one of my favorite summer shows) is hosting National Dance Day at the National Museum of Dance. From 1-4, adults are $6, while kids 12 and under are FREE. If you go, let me know if you saw Nigel or Mary. The French class for kids that was scheduled for next week was actually canceled for lack of registration - sad.
- Finally, Saratoga Battlefield is having Free concerts in the park on Tuesdays. Even though the track is closed, you can enjoy music by the Hudson, while eating a picnic lunch from 12-1pm. This is offered each Tuesday through the summer. Hope everyone has a great week and I hope this is helpful.
Let us know of any other events by posting in the comment section. We would love to hear from you!