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Freihofer's Jazz Festival

Sat, Jun 28 - 29, 2014
Freihofer's Jazz Festival at SPAC, 108 Avenue of the Pines, Saratoga Springs, NY
If you love good jazz music and having fun, you don't want to miss this festival. It's the most popular jazz festival in the area and one of the most anticipated events in Saratoga each summer!

4th of July in Saratoga Springs

July 3 | 9:15 PM
Fireworks show Saratoga Casino and Raceway will begin around 9:15pm (1.8 miles from Union Gables)
Cost: No Admission

July 4 | 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Firecracker4, Saratoga City Center http://www.firecracker4.com/ Cost: $20
Start the 4th with an invigorating run through the beautiful streets of Saratoga Springs. Course is USATF certified 4 mile with B-tag timing. Race features live entertainment along the course, awards, prizes, refreshments, large vendor courtyard, goody bags and awesome race shirts. Register early to get your personalized Firecracker4 race bib.

July 4 | 9:30 PM
Enjoy spectacular fireworks this 4th of July, Independence Day with Saratoga's All-American Celebration in Congress Park. (two blocks from Union Gables)

The New York City Ballet and MOMIX Dance

Tue, Jul 8 - 12, 2014
New York City Ballet At SPAC (8:00 PM)
SPAC, 108 Avenue of the Pines, Saratoga Springs, NY
The New York City Ballet returns to Saratoga Performing Arts Center.
Cost: $30 - $80; lawn seating is $24

Sat, Jul 12, 2014
The NYC Ballet Gala (8:00 PM)
SPAC, 108 Avenue of the Pines, Saratoga Springs, NY
The New York City Ballet returns to the Saratoga Performing Arts Center from July 8-12, 2014.

Tue, Jul 22, 2014
MOMIX at SPAC (8:00 PM)
Saratoga Performing Arts Center
The fantastical, multi-media artistry of MOMIX, the celebrated troupe of dancer illusionists led by choreographer Moses Pendleton, returns to SPAC.

Orchestra, Music and Wine

Wed, Aug 6 - 23, 2014
Philadelphia Orchestra at SPAC
SPAC, 108 Avenue of the Pines, Saratoga Springs, NY
The Philadelphia Orchestra is one of the preeminent orchestras in the world, renowned for its distinctive sound and technical skill. The orchestra plays a classical music and repertoire, and also continues to perform exciting programs that resonate with contemporary audiences. Inspired by tradition yet looking to the future, the Philadelphia Orchestra offers a powerful music experience to audiences all over the world.

Mon, Aug 11 - 26, 2014
The Saratoga Chamber Music Festival
SPAC, 108 Avenue of the Pines, Saratoga Springs, NY
Join us for groundbreaking performances during the Saratoga Chamber Music Festival.

Fri, Sep 5 - 7, 2014
Saratoga Wine & Food Festival
SPAC, 108 Avenue of the Pines, Saratoga Springs, NY
The Saratoga Wine & Food Festival is a three-day destination event located in world-class Saratoga Springs, New York (2.5 hours north of New York City). Set in a 2,400 acre park preserve, the three-day event draws an audience of close to 6,000 from Montreal to Northern New Jersey.
Cost: Wine & Food Festival Package $350, Wine & Food Connoisseur Package $410

Saratoga Polo

July 11-August 31
Saratoga Polo. Every Friday and Sunday at 5:30pm
Saratoga Polo Field, Bloomfield Road, Saratoga Springs, NY (2.7 miles from Union Gables)
Since 1898 the city has hosted a polo club, the old Persian game of horses, mallets, and daring riders. The season usually lasts from July to Labor Day, don't miss out. For spectators in the clubhouse, there is a dress code. Women should appear in cocktail dresses or summery skirts, possibly with the traditional billowy hats which block the sun, and colorful espadrilles or otherwise comfy but tasteful footwear. Men are required to dress in business casual wear with a sporty edge, or if they so choose, in a formal suit and tie.
Daily Ticket Admission:
Clubhouse Lawn & Bleacher: $20 per person / Free kids 12 & Under
Reserved Clubhouse: $30 per person / $15 kids 12 & Under
Premium Reserved Clubhouse: $40 / $15 kids 12 & Under
Unreserved Tailgate Space: $30
Unreserved Centerfield Tailgate Space: $50

Concerts in Saratoga Springs

Saturday, May 24
Jack Johnson at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC)

Sunday, May 25
Country Megaticket at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC)

Friday, May 30-31
Dave Matthews Band at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC)

Saturday, June 14
Journey and the Steve Miller Band (7:00 PM)
Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Cost: $54

Sunday, June 15
The Goo Goo Dolls, Daughtry & Plain White T's at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC)

Saturday, June 28-29   Freihofers Saratoga Jazz Festival:  Featuring Earth Wind & Fire, Dr. Lonnie Smith Octet & Terence Blanchard, Trombone Shorty, Eddie Palmieri Salsa Orchestra & Patti Austin

Monday, June 23
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC)

Tuesday, June 24
Fall Out Boy and Paramore (7:00 PM)
Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Fall Out Boy and Paramore at SPAC

Thursday - Saturday, July 3-5
Phish at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC)

Wednesday, July 16
Sarah McLachlan at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC)

Saturday, July 19
James Taylor at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC)

Wednesday, July 23
Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC)

Friday, July 25
Lionel Richie & CeeLo Green at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC)

Sunday, August 3
Rascal Flatts, Sheryl Crow & Gloriana at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC)

Monday, August 4
Moody Blues at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC)

Tuesday, August 5
Kiss & Def Leppard at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC)

Sunday, August 17
Luke Bryan, Lee Brice & Cole Swindell at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC)

Tuesday, August 19
Chicago & REO Speedwagon at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC)

Tuesday, August 26
Motley Crue & Alice Cooper at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC)

Friday, August 29
Jason Aldean & Florida Georgia Line at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC)

Festivals In and Around Saratoga

May 28-June 1
Lake George Elvis Festival in Shepard Park alongside beautiful Lake George. Everything Elvis! Throughout the LakeGeorge.com Elvis Festival, fans of 'The King' will love taking a stroll through the Elvis Collectibles Sale.
Shepard Park, Lake George, New York

Sunday, June 1
Pasta and Puccini
Saratoga National Golf Club
The 2014 Opera Saratoga Summer Festival begins with one of the company's most popular get-togethers, an evening-long dinner theater/concert, Pasta and Puccini, at the Saratoga National Golf Club. Prime with offer gourmet catering and guest singers and pianists from the Opera's 2014 festival will be stopping by.Though they have been dong this event annually for more than a decade, this is the first time that they have moved it into the Summer Festival.
Cost: $85

June 12-15
Saratoga ArtsFest, A community-wide celebration of the arts throughout Saratoga Springs.

Friday, June 13 - 15
Saratoga Balloon & Craft Festival
Saratoga Polo Grounds
Celebrating the beauty and creativity of Saratoga, the First Annual Saratoga Balloon & Craft Festival kicks off a spectacular three-day family-friendly event June 13 - 15.
Cost: Adult Admission $10, children 17 and under free

Saturday, June 14
Free Monthly Classic Film presented by Ballston Spa Film Festival (6:45 PM)
Ballston Spa High School Auditorium
Where were you in '62? It's back! We can't get away from this classic, end-of-school-year film that is fits so well with graduation time. This 1973 film is an entertaining coming of age story of four high school grads and their friends on their last night before leaving for college. Ron Howard, Richard Dreyfus, Harrison Ford, Mackenzie Phillips, Wolfman Jack and even Suzanne Somers (watch carefully) appear in this film that may have inspired the TV hit "Happy Days".

Sunday, June 15
The Salem Tour de Flame Fighters (8:30 AM)
Starts and ends at the Carnival Grounds on Archibald St.
The Salem Volunteer Fire Department Inc. will be hosting a bike ride, known as The Salem Tour de Flame Fighters, on Sunday June 15, 2014. The money raised from this event will go towards the fire departments new firehouse.
Cost: $35.00 per individual or $40.00/family

June 21-22,  Round Lake Antiques Festival, Village of Round Lake (16 minute drive from Union Gables)

Jun 28-29, 12:00pm-11:00pm
Freihofer's Jazz Festival, SPAC, 108 Avenue of the Pines

History and Museum Events in Saratoga

Sunday, June 8, 1:00 pm

Grant Cottage
Porch Chat with Abolitionist’s Son & Slave Owner’s Daughter. You know Ulysses S. Grant the General and President. But did you know that Grant was also a romantic? The courtship and marriage of Ulysses S. Grant ( the abolitionist's son ) and Julia Boggs Dent ( the slave owner's daughter ) is one of America's most endearing love stories. It is also one of America's least known love stories. Except at Grant Cottage, that is, where you can hear the heartwarming tale from Ulysses and Julia themselves. Ulysses and Julia will be portrayed by Grant Cottage volunteers Steve Trimm & Melissa Trombley-Prosch.

June 22, 1:00pm – Grant Cottage
Book Talk: Grant & Granger with Bob Conner. Bob Conner, former Schenectady Gazette reporter and Grant Cottage Site Interpreter, will share his research completed for Grant and Granger.

June 28, 6:00 pm
National Museum of Dance, Andrew DeVries Art Opening

June 29, 1:00pm-Grant Cottage
Porch Chat on Athletic Presidents with Dr. Lisa Pleban. Following Dr. Pleaban's talk, visitors will be invited to taste cakes that have been frosted using original historic White House recipes

July 2, 1:00pm-Grant Cottage
Good Ol’ Songs: Music by Judy Rosebrook. Vocalist and guitar player, Judy Rosebrook brings cottage visitors into a listening and singing experience. The music will include songs we have sung and music that we recognize as Civil War peices. Join us on our historic porch to kick off the upcoming Independence Weekend.

July 9, 1:00 pm-Grant Cottage
Porch Chat: A True Renaissance Warrior. Thomas Wentworth Higginson funded John Brown's Harper's Ferry raid and later commanded a regiment of freed slaves. Higginson, a true Renaissance warrior, knew that both the pen and the sword can be mighty. Poet Emily Dickinson was introduced and mentored by Higginson. Join him as he reminisces about General Grant, John Brown, his command of the 1st. South Carolina Volunteers - and brings his friend Emily Dickinson to the stage to read some of her virtually unknown Civil War poems. Grant Cottage tour guides Steve Trimm and Diana O'Brien will portray Thomas and Emily.

July 16, 1:00pm-Grant Cottage
Porch Chat on Historic Porches by Ms. Bosshart from Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation.

July 23, 1:00pm-Grant Cottage
Grant Remembrance Day.

July 30, 1:00pm-Grant Cottage
Porch Chat: Vision of the Hotel Balmoral with Stuart Stiles. Grant Cottage used to share the summit of Mount McGregor with the Hotel Balmoral. This three-story hotel was architecturally stunning, its grounds extensive and beautiful. Join him for what is bound to be a unique and informative talk.

Horse Shows in Saratoga Springs

April 30 - May 4 and Show 2: May 7-11  Saratoga Springs Horse Show (Show ring located 4 blocks from Union Gables) Union Gables proudly Sponsors this Event!

Admission to the Saratoga Springs Horse Show is $4.00 for adults. (children under 12 are free). Tickets can be purchased at the entrance gate. Admission fee includes parking.

May 23-25  Dressage Show

Eastern New York Dressage and Combined Training Associatioan (ENYDCTA), Horse Show Grounds, Saratoga Springs, New York (4 blocks from Union Gables)

June 10-15 and June 18-22
Skidmore College Saratoga Classic Horse Show (four blocks from Union Gables)
The shows, inaugurated in 1927 and brought back to life in 1998, are a highlight of the early summer season in Saratoga Springs. This top-level historic competition attracts many of the country's best horses and riders, and benefits scholarships to Skidmore College students. Union Gables is proud to Sponsor this event!

Tuesday, June 18
Skidmore Equitation Show, Horse Show Grounds (four blocks from Union Gables) Union Gables is proud to Sponsor this Event!

Where: Saratoga Springs Racecourse and YADDO Show Grounds
Cost: $3 per person / FREE Children under 12
The 54th annual Saratoga Spring Horse Show is the first outdoor USEF AA Rating and USEF Jumper 4 Rating Show in the Northeast! The show features hunters, jumpers, and equitation classes held in 3 different rings.

Saratoga Races

July 18-20   Opening Day and Hats off Weekend

August 2   Whitney, Saratoga Race Course.

Augst 6-7, Saratoga Handicapping Challenge

August 15   Fabulous Filllies Day

August 16   Alabama Day

August 23   Travers Stakes Day

August 30-Sept 1  Woodward Day

Closing Day and Final Stretch Festival Weekend. Saratoga Race Course.

Galas in Saratoga Springs

Friday, June 13
Opera Gala
Canfield Casino
The annual Opera Gala will be held at the Canfield Casino on June 13 with dining, auctions, entertainment and dancing. Following the formal gala will be the opera season's opening featuring Mozart's The Magic Flute, sung in German (with English dialogue and projected translations). During the Summer Festival Syracuse Opera artistic director Douglas Kinney Frost makes his company debut with the new production of the Italian comedy The Ellixir of Love.
Cost: $150

Tours in Saratoga Springs

July 14

20th Annual Saratoga Secret Garden Tour Soroptimist International of Saratoga County