Meadowmount Student Concert



A Meadowmount Student


Tuesday, August 2 at 7:30pm

Essex Community Church


The Meadowmount School of Music in Westport will offer a performance by several of its talented students. Meadowmount students are among the most able and promising, and hail from all parts of the USA and abroad. Students have performed in the Essex Community Concerts several times in the past. Famous Meadowmount alumni include Yo Yo Ma and Itzhak Perlman.

The concert includes a brief intermission. The concert will be followed by a reception with refreshments and an opportunity to interact informally with The Meadowmount Students.

Concert Admission: $10 per person, children admitted free.

For a complete list of all 2011 ECC concert, please see: <>

On Thursday Aug 4, High Peaks Opera Studio performs at 11:30 for the ECC Mid-Day Concert

Joan Crane and Steve Feinbloom

Joan Crane

Joan Crane

Essex Community Concerts
Proudly Presents
Joan Crane and Steve Feinbloom
Thursday, JULY 28, 2011 @ 11:30am

Guitarist and singer Joan Crane has been performing finger style acoustic blues in the Northeast and Midwest. Her masterful guitar style ranges from the emotional Delta style to the bouncy, syncopated Piedmont style.

Steve Feinbloom

Steve Feinbloom

Accompanying Joan will be upright bassist Steve Feinbloom, whose bass work ┬ácomplements the intricacy of Joan’s guitar. Steve has played bass for more than 3 decades with numerous blues and bluegrass groups and adds his own wry sense of humor to the performance. Steve resides in metropolitan Wadhams with pianist Rose Chancler and their daughter who has yet to focus on any one musical instrument.

The Mid Day Concert Series features an eclectic mix of music performed by local musicians. The atmosphere is casual, and attendees are invited to have lunch following the performance at a local restaurant.

Performances: Performances are held Thursday mornings at 11:30am, and last about 45 minutes.
Admission: Admission is free, but donations are appreciated.

Lunch is available close by at Essex Provisions, offering sandwiches and deli delights (8am–7 pm), The Old Dock House and The Rudder Club at The Essex Shipyard.

For a complete list of all 2011 ECC concert, please see:

This program is made possible with a Developing Community Arts Grant with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts Decentralization Program, administered locally the Arts Council for the Northern Adirondacks and by the generous support of our individual and corporate benefactors.

Essex Independence Day Schedule

Fireworks on the Fourth of July

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It promises to be a sensational Independence Day weekend in Essex. Running race, raft race, concert, parade, strawberry shortcake, fireworks, and two more businesses opening for the season… Happy 4th of July!

Thanks to Norma Goff for making sure that the Independence Day weekend schedule made it up onto Essex on Lake Champlain (@EssexNY and Facebook too). Here’s the overview she posted:

Fireworks at the park on Friday night (the 1st), at 9:15 PM, preceded by an organ concert at the Essex Community Church featuring Carol Williams from California. The parade is on the next day, Saturday, at 11 AM, followed by activities at the park, including a raft race. Also that day from 10:30 on there will be strawberry shortcake for sale at the Essex Community Church, and at 10 AM, at St. John’s Church, there will be singing of special music for the 4th, should you want to add any of this to your site.

Lest anything slip through the cracks, I’m going to include the “official” information from the Town of Essex website:

Friday, July 1

  • 9:15 PM Fireworks (Viewable from Beggs Point)

Saturday, July 2

  • 10 am Parade line-up at corner of Blockhouse Rd & Essex Rd
  • 11 AM Parade with bands, floats, fire trucks and more!
  • Penelope the Clown will entertain folks prior to the parade, during the parade and after the parade.
  • Following the parade there will be food and games at Beggs Pt. Park
  • 3 pm Spelling bee in the Town Hall


  • David Lansing 963-7072 general info
  • Wayne Bailey 963-4060 parade info
  • John Durant 1 802-999-1285

See the full schedule at Town of Essex: July 4, 2011 Celebration.