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ArtsFestFridays Kicks Off This Weekend



What are ArtsFestFridays?

Supported by SaratogaArtsFest, ArtsFestFridays are free, entertainment-filled events that will occur on the first Friday of the month September through December 2015. Events will typically run from 5:00 to 7:30pm and are designed to bring Saratoga and surrounding residents together in a festive and arts-filled environment, encouraging people to partake of Saratoga’s wide range of arts and restaurants offerings throughout the night, the weekend, and the whole month long.

Each ArtsFestFriday will be unique and exciting, occurring in a different venue and curated by a new production team each month. Each event will have its own theme and feature an eclectic mix of art, entertainment, and activities that suit both the venue and the season. ArtsFest Fridays will give the community a chance to sample a wide variety of arts, food, and festivities, all free, all new, and all in one location. Presented by Saratoga Arts Fest in partnership with the Spring Street Gallery.

On Friday, September 4th, Arts Fest Friday presents the History of Beekman Street at the Beekman Street Arts District. Imagine yourself on Beekman Street at the turn of the century and the years beyond. The neighborhood is filled with an evolving and diverse population of Irish, Italian and African American immigrants. Think of the rich visual and cultural tapestry that you would experience. From the wafting scent of delicious ethic food options to the fashions and events that have been inherited by the new world from those of the old. On this day, Beekman Street will be transported back to an exciting time of energy, change and great diversity. Performance art will involve music, fashion, food and spontaneous street performance.

ArtsFestFridays Schedule:

  • Vintage Beekman Street Fest: Sep 4, 2015 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Universal Preservation Hall: Oct 2, 2015 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
  • Tang Teaching Museum at Skidmore College: Nov 6, 2015 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
  • Home Made Theater at Saratoga Spa State Park: Dec 4, 2015 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

For more information and full schedule of events, go online to saratogaartsfest.org.

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