To those who complain there's nothing to do around here in the summer, we strongly disagree. There's plenty to do and see in our area, and many individuals, groups and businesses work hard to make exciting things happen.
Consider the following snapshot of local summer events:
The art scene is going strong. The Johnstown Citizens Band and the Gloversville Civic Band are presenting concerts to entertain families. The Music on Main Street series in Canajoharie has been entertaining crowds, and it's just one of many places - including Amsterdam and St. Johnsville - where public concerts are taking place this summer. Plus, there are many musicians who are featured in the paper's weekly What's to Do section. Meanwhile, the Glove Performing Arts Center is putting on "Shrek The Musical" and The Colonial Little Theatre is gearing up for "Footloose." A variety of art has been on display at many locations, such as the Northville Public Library Gallery and the Arkell Museum.
There have been more festivals and fairs than we have room to name. There was the Caroga Lake Block Party earlier this month, on the same weekend as the Camp & Jam at The Perthshire. The Fifth Annual Rotary Woodworking and Fine Arts weekend provided something for everyone in Northville last weekend, while people who ventured to the Old School Museum in Bleecker had the chance to partake in an ice cream social. Those are just a few of those types of events.
Anyone who has an interest in history has nothing to complain about. Johnson Hall State Historic Site has been, and will be, running events marking the 250th anniversary of the building of Johnson Hall. From Old Fort Johnson to the Caroga Historical Museum, our local historic sites have been hosting plenty of entertainment events.
Plenty has been going on and more is to come, including the Boys & Girls Club Car Show set for this weekend, and Railfest next weekend.
The only problem anyone could have with the area's summer events is not having enough time to attend all of them.