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Series of Free Arts and Entertainment Events Concludes
Friday, December 4th, 5:00-7:30pm
Saratoga Springs, NY -- On Friday, December 4, 5:00-7:30pm, Arts Fest Fridays – a co-presentation of Saratoga Arts Fest and Spring Street Gallery -- presents "Holidays at Home Made Theater," a free, multi-genre, multi-generational arts and performance event at the Spa Little Theater in Saratoga Spa State Park.
Inspired by Home Made Theater’s winter production of "Miracle on 34th Street," this family-friendly evening will include behind-the-scenes theater tours, a wishes-for-the-world letter-writing campaign, dress-up and other activities for kids, and a mini-movie-theater highlighting the original "Miracle on 34th Street" film. There will also be an outdoor gathering area with food and hot drinks, and the Salvation Army will attend with their traditional Red Kettle. Activities will all be reminiscent of a New York City streetscape in 1947, the year the classic film was made.
Upstairs in the Spa Little Theater balcony, a 1940s-inspired lounge will ring with jazz standards provided by The Useless Cans, a trio of accomplished Capital Region jazz musicians including Dylan Perrilo on Bass, Bobby Davis on Guitar and Julia Posin on Vocals. Beer will be provided by event sponsor, Druthers.
Each of the four Arts Fest Friday productions has been presented with a different theme and venue, and is conceptualized by teams of producers of varying interests and backgrounds. "Holidays at Home Made Theater" producers include actress / director / producer Lezlie Dana, visual artist Cynthia Fiorini, early-childhood specialist and Ladybug Gallery owner Lara McBride, and Electric City Couture creator and 2440 Design Studio owner Corey Aldrich. Arts and Business Partners include: Home Made Theater; Saratoga Film Forum; SHYFT, a theatrical group for young people that advocates for social change; Youth Squared, a youth group that creates volunteer and social action projects; New York State Department of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation; and Druthers Brewing Company.
"Holidays at Home Made Theater" marks the finale of the four free, multi-genre, multi-generational Arts Fest Friday events in 2015.
"Our audience has really enjoyed the range of entertainment and offerings at Arts Fest Fridays," said Dee Sarno, President of Saratoga Arts Fest Board of Directors. "Each event has been very special and excitingly different, and attendance has been beyond our expectations." Past Arts Fest Fridays have included the Vintage Beekman Street Fest in September, "UPH Goes Avant Garde" in October, and "A Vaudeville Circus at the Tang Museum" in November.
An announcement about future Arts Fest Friday events is expected in January 2016.