Arts + Culture

SAM Fest | April 16

Don’t miss our annual festival of Science, Art and Music at Paul Smiths!

2016 theme: The Art and Science of Time.

  • “TED-axe” talks
  • Traditional folk and visual arts
  • Musical performances
  • Lunch hour demonstrations
  • Maple syrup and refreshments
  • “Dance of Time”
  • “Chasing Ice”

Free for PSC community and Friends of the VIC. »

PSC Dance Event | April 29

Take part in a performance-and-free-style dance that brings together the different dancing and dancers of our community!

  • Line Dancing
  • African Dancing
  • Latin Dancing
  • Hip Hop

DJ! Live Drumming! Don’t Miss! »

Great Adirondack Birding Celebration | June 3-5

Join us for the longest running boreal birding festival in the Northeast! This three-day event appeals to both experienced and beginning birders.

  • All-day field trips
  • Morning treks to boreal hot spots
  • Informative lectures and workshops

Find out why the 3,000-acre Paul Smith’s College VIC is an eBird Birding Hotspot. »

Rural Skills and Homesteading Festival | Fall 2016

Celebrate the talents of a bygone era with a distinctly Adirondack flair.

  • Logging and farming with draft horses
  • Canning
  • Cider making
  • Woodworking
  • Renewable energy
  • Cordwood construction
  • Small-scale farming
  • Primitive skills

Check out the video from the 2015 event. »

Cheers for Open Mic

"I’d never attended an Open Mic Night before ... I was amazed to discover how many of our friends and classmates could really sing, do comedy, and play various instruments." »

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