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Get into the swing of summer in Little Falls on Third Thursday, June 18th, with a street fair featuring starving artists and crafters, an awesome local band, free movies, and still more fun cultural and entertainment events! Be sure to check-out these great events in Little Falls on Third Thursday, June 18th:

  • Starving Artists and Craft Booths! Come out and get some amazing deals on fnatastic locally-produced arts and crafts, as starving artists and crafters set up booths under the canopy on Main Street from 3-7:30pm.
  • Sidewalk Chalk Artist! Come watch a talented local chalk artist create a masterwork of sidelwalk art, and enjoy the free lessons for all ages, from 3-7:30pm, in front of the M&T Bank. All art supplies you will need for lessons are provided for free.
  • Local Band - Kevin, Glenn & Eliott! Enjoy the sounds of this up and coming local band, from 5:30-7:30pm, at the M&T Clock Tower. Bring a lawn chair!
  • FREE Movie at Valley Cinema! Come enjoy a FREE showing of Jurassic World at our newly renovated, all-digital Valley Cinema, starting at 5pm!
  • Random Act of Kindness Giveaway! I wonder WHAT they could be giving away? And WHO are 'THEY'? I know I will be going so I can find out the answer to this mystery!
  • Open Mic Nite! On Third Thursdays the Mohawk Valley Center for the Arts turns its gallery into a coffee house! Come on down from 7-9pm and share your musical talents, or just come and listen! Musicians can sign-up in advance or at the door, and each act runs 15 minutes. A sound system and piano are available.
  • Story Hour for Grown-Ups! Don't miss this really amazing literary event! The fun starts at Gansevoort House Galleries at 5:30pm!
  • Little Falls Story Slam! Enjoy an open-mic style story-telling event, with coffee and desserts available for purchase. Sign up at the event to tell your own story; each story-teller will be given approximately 5 minutes. For more information, contact Scot Nolan at 823-0645.

For a complete listing of special events and in-store sales and drawings, please see our Third Thursdays page, or download the brochure as a pdf file!

Sidewalk Art Comes to Little Falls!!

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This summer, the children of Little Falls were treated to two instructional classes on creating vivid, 3-D sidewalk chalk art by the nationally renowned graphics artist, Eric Maruscak. The classes took place at the Little Falls Middle School on June 19th, and at Canal Place on July 17th, as part of the Third Thursday events in Little Falls. After the classes, the chidlren, as well as many adults, enjoyed watching Eric create his own special chalk art creations, first of Rocket Racoon and then of Captain America.

Eric is well-known to those who attend the Comic Cons around the nation for his wonderful sidewalk chalk masterpieces of various comic and video game characters! Because he lives in Binghamton, Eric graciously agreed to create some of his work for Little Falls on Third Thursdays this summer.

These events were part of the "Taking it to the Streets for Healthier, Happier Children" initiative, made possible by a generous grant from the Dale Memorial Trust, and sponsored by the Think Local Little Falls Committee, in cooperation with the Little Falls Family YMCA, the Mohawk Valley Center for the Arts, the City of Little Falls Tourism Committee, the DiamondDawgs, and Van Meter & Van Meter, LLC. This arts program is based on a growing body of scientific research showing that communities that offer arts, entertainment, and recreation are more likely to have healthier children. These studies draw a strong correlation between communities that have made an investment in the happiness of children and communities populated with healthy children. Further, this research suggests that broader participation in art-oriented recreational activities also contributes to the health of children.

For more information on arts activities and art instruction for children and adults, call the Mohawk Valley Center for the Arts at 823-0808!

For more information on Eric Maruscak and his studio, Pepper Ink, visit his website!

Here are some photos of the sidewalk art events that happened recently in Little Falls:

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Featured Little Falls Business - Always Treasured

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After retiring from a 50 year career in the restaurant business, in June 2006 Siegfried Sprenger decided to open an antique store on Main Street in Little Falls. Woodworking was always his lifelong hobby, and his appreciation for quality work and craftsmanship got him interested in antiques and everyday items of the past.

Siegfried grew up in post-WW2 Germany, where any goods were hard to come by, nothing was thrown away, and everything was repaired. It gives him special satisfaction when he can transform a broken, hopeless piece of furniture into a beautiful object of art.

Always Treasured caters to all people, offering everything from inexpensive used furniture and articles to higher-end antiques and collectibles. If you are looking for a certain article, Siegfried will try to find it for you. He has a loyal local following, and out-of-town dealers stop by regularly. Siegfried also does repairs, refinishing and lamp rewiring.

Be sure to check back often, to see our current featured Little Falls business!


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