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Enjoy a Midsummer's Night Picnic in Canal Place on Third Thursday, July 16th, from 4-10pm! Don't miss this good, old-fashioned community event in Sterzinar Park, featuring a vendor fair, the awesome sounds of Steve Falvo's Easy Money Band, free movies, star-gazing, maypole dancing, and much, much more! Be sure to check-out these great events in Little Falls on Third Thursday, July 16th:

  • Market Faire! Featuring picnic treats, bracelet making, floral crown making, and more from 4-9pm.
  • FREE Plein Air Watercolors! Enjoy a plein air water color session with the nationally recognized artist Yulia Levkovich, at the Mohawk Valley Center for the Arts from 1-3pm. All supplies provided, open to all ages.
  • FREE Sidewalk Chalk Haiku! Come and leave your mark on Little Falls by expressing your secret self in terse, cryptic poetry, hosted by the Guerilla Haiku Movement. From 4-9pm, all supplies provided for free.
  • Local Band - Steve Falvo's Easy Money Band! Swing to the big band tunes of this awesome orchestra, from 7-9:30pm at Sterzinar Park. Bring a lawn chair!
  • FREE Movie at Valley Cinema! Come enjoy a FREE showing of a great family movie at our newly renovated, all-digital Valley Cinema, starting at 11am!
  • Shakespeare in the Park! Enjoy a preview performance of "A Midsummer's Night Dream" by the Little Falls Theater, at Sterzinar Park from 6:30-7pm.
  • Kids Dream Big Talent Show! Don't miss this excellent talent hosted by Mike Carroll and Dan Sargent from 5:30-6:30pm. Sign-ups start at 5pm, acts performed on the state at Sterzinar Park. Open to kids of all ages.
  • Beer Tasting! At the Piccolo, from 4-8pm.
  • Star-Gazing! Come out and see the stars through the powerful telescopes of the Mohawk Valley Astronomical Society, from 5-10pm.
  • Maypole Dancing! From 6-8pm, hosted by Just Dance Studio.
  • 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 from 8-9:30pm at First Presbyterian Church, 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!

Groups Team-Up to Celebrate Big in Little Falls with Summer Music Program

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For nearly four decades the city of Little Falls has enjoyed summer band concerts, and this year local community groups are joining hands to make it the biggest musical celebration to date.

The Little Falls Family YMCA, the Think Local Committee of Main Street First, the City of Little Falls Tourism Committee, and local merchants have teamed-up to expand the Summer Concert Series to bring performances by great local bands to the Little Falls Third Thursday events and the Canal Celebration.

"Years ago, the Little Falls Civic Band used to play every Wednesday in the park, and when they disbanded then the YMCA and the City stepped in to sponsor a summer concert series. That was thirty-eight years ago," said Anthony DeLuca, Executive Director of the Little Falls Family YMCA. "This year we reached out to some other community organizations to expand the scope of the program, and by working together we were able leverage our resources with a grant from the CNY Arts decentralization grant program."

In recent years, local groups in Little Falls have organized several new celebrations to complement the long-established Canal Celebration, which is in its 28th year.

According to Laura Powers, a member of the Think Local Committee, "Some of the most exciting new events are the Third Thursday celebrations which promote a local living economy with street-fairs featuring unique activities such as sidewalk chalk artists, Story Hour for Grownups, Magic the Gathering games, and Little Falls Story Slam. Partnering with the Little Falls Family YMCA to enhance our events with great live bands just makes so much sense."

"Little Falls is a great place to shop and play," Powers said, "A season filled with music and entertainment for the whole family kicks off on June 18 with a SUPER Third Thursday and continues with events throughout July and August, bringing us to the 28th annual Canal Celebration which includes the community picnic in Rotary Park on Wednesday August 12th where the up and coming indie band SIRSY is playing. The Summer Music series winds down at the Oktober Fest Third Thursday, with a performance by Fritz's Polka Band."

Among the other local bands that have signed-up to play this summer, Powers mentioned Kevin, Glenn and Elliott, Cleen Street, Dharma Bums, and the Steve Falvo Easy Money Band, to name a few. An updated list of music and venues is posted at the website.

DeLuca said that cooperation among so many groups and people is one of the things that make Little Falls thrive.

The Little Falls Summer Band Series is made possible in part with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by CNY Arts.

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.

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