8 ways to cure your boredom in Downtown Gloversville
1. The Gloversville Civic Band plays FREE concerts every summer. These concerts are usually in Melchoir Park, but this year have moved the first two shows to the Trail Station Park right in Downtown Gloversville. They played a lively concert on July 10th in the gazebo. If you missed it you can still catch them downtown on Wednesday July 17, 2019 at 7pm. Bring your lawn chair and enjoy the show!
More information on other concerts in the city can be found by visiting the Gloversville Civic Band Facebook page here.
2. The Gloversville Public Library is hosting their summer reading program. This year’s theme is A Universe of Stories. They also have dollhouse making classes, a reptile show, and a magician visiting over the summer. In addition to their in-house activities, they also do Traveling Story Time in numerous locations around downtown Gloversville and just beyond. This is a great way for little ones to explore the City of Gloversville and socialize with others.
This is where you can find Traveling Story Time this Summer:
JULY 18: VINTAGE BABY (East Fulton Street)
JULY 25: GLOVERSVILLE CITY HALL
AUGUST 1: CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
AUGUST 8: GLOVERSVILLE POST OFFICE
AUGUST 15: ROMANO ACRO DANCE ACADEMY (North Main Street)
AUGUST 22: GLOVERSVILLE PRICE CHOPPER
The Gloversville Public Library also offers a variety of summer activities for adults including coloring for adults, health and wellness workshops, history presentations and so much more.
For a full listing of the library’s events visit their Facebook page.
3. In August, the Glove Theatre is hosting its first show. After making repairs to the furnace, electrical equipment, and more they are re-opening with a children’s production of “Willy Wonka Kids” directed by Jen McKeough Flynn. This production features 85 local children ranging in age from 4 to 18 years. The show opens Thursday, August 1st and will run through August 4th. Thursday, Friday, & Saturday curtain times are 7:00 p.m. and Sunday is a matinee show beginning at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for students. You can get more information by calling the Glove at 518-773-8255 or visiting the show’s Facebook event here.
4. The Gloversville Recreation Commission will be presenting the 14th Annual Rail Fest on August 3rd from 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. This event features tons of food, craft, and merchandise vendors; bounce houses and an inflatable obstacle course; live music & entertainment from a belly dancing troupe, Emily Smith, Flame, Rough N Real Band, and Perfect Landing; a car, truck, & motorcycle show, a Miss Rail Fest Pageant and ending in fireworks!
For more information on this event visit the Gloversville Recreation Commission’s Facebook event page here.
5. The Gloversville Farmer’s Market is a lively activity for a Saturday morning. It is open from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and offers a number of local farm vendors with a variety of fruits, veggies, meat, baked goods, and more. While you shop, you can usually find a local singer/songwriter of some sorts playing like local favorites Michelle King, Bill Ackerbauer, Joe & Amanda and more. The market is located at Elm Street under the pavilion and is open every Saturday morning May through Mid-October.
For more information about the Gloversville Farmer’s Market visit their Facebook page here.
6. Mohawk Harvest is celebrating 10 years of business in Downtown Gloversville this summer with a week-long sale and a big event day on July 20th. The Co-Op also hosts musicians, open mics, and are home to the Micropolis Gallery which is hosting an artist reception on July 12th. To check their calendar visit their website here or visit their Facebook page.
7. If you have not checked out what goes on at Dorn Space on North Main Street than you are missing out! Proprietor Brian Dorn brings in talent of many backgrounds from comedians, local singer/songwriters, poets and musicians that have toured with some of the greats like Johnny Cash and Waylon Jennings. He also hosts events a little out of the ordinary like the Geek Comedy Hour and Christian Open Mic. Check out the Dorn Space Facebook page to see if there is some entertainment that might be up your alley!
8. SHOPPING! We have so many great retailers with a little bit of everything from Adventure Books & More on South Main Street to Panache Quality Consignments on North Main Street. Have you just taken a stroll lately in downtown? We have something for everyone from legacy businesses like Rossbach’s Shoes on West Fulton Street and Dunday’s Clothiers on North Main Street to newer ventures like the Star Catcher Herb Shop on North Main Street and Cravings Bakery on West Fulton. There are so many awesome and amazing shops and businesses downtown to explore that we can’t name them all there. You’ll just have to visit, walk and SHOP.