Arts Celebration Weekend at Yaddo

Yaddo is delighted to join our colleagues in Saratoga to mark the return of the cultural field and to salute all that artists did to sustain us during the pandemic.

After two years of navigating pandemic-related hardships and obstacles, the City of Saratoga Springs and a coalition of arts and culture not-for-profits are joining forces to celebrate the triumphant, full return of the community’s arts and culture offerings with All Together Now: Arts Celebration Weekend in Saratoga.

We’ll be opening the Gardens at Yaddo on June 4th and 5th from noon to 4 p.m. for a self-guided poetry tour, which will underscore the dual power of green space and a sustainable environment when coupled with the spoken word. On Sunday, we invite you to a live dance performance at 2 p.m. in the Gardens at Yaddo. In the evening, we will be with our friends at legendary Northshire Bookstore for a conversation with award-winning author, Joshua Ferris.

Here’s an outline of Yaddo offerings, free with RSVP, form below. For information on other community events and our partnering organizations, please visit SPAC, Caffè Lena, Saratoga Arts, The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum & Art Gallery at Skidmore College, Pitney Meadows Community Farm, C.R.E.A.T.E. Community Studios, and Home Made Theater.


Schedule:

Saturday, June 4

Noon – 4 p.m. The Gardens at Yaddo, Art in Action: Poetry, a self-guided tour.

Sunday, June 5

Noon – 4 p.m. The Gardens at Yaddo, Art in Action: Poetry, a self-guided tour.

2 p.m.  An Afternoon of Live Music and Dance in the Gardens at Yaddo. Music composed and played live by Carl Landa. Dance choreographed and danced by Erika Pujič along with Emelia Delong, Ava DuBoff, Lilah DuBoff, Lizzie Usack and Christy Williams.

4 p.m. In concert with Northshire Bookstore, Yaddo Presents: Joshua Ferris, acclaimed author of A Calling for Charlie Barnes, free and open to the public. This event will be held at Northshire Bookstore Saratoga, 424 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY.


Our thanks to Mayor Ron Kim, Congressman Paul Tonko, Assemblywoman Carrie Woerner and Senator Daphne Jordan for all they do for the arts and to all of you for joining Yaddo in our belief that a vibrant culture is the cornerstone of a vibrant democracy. Join us in kicking off the summer and celebrating our region’s extraordinary arts community.