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Arts and Entertainment

Learn more about St. Lawrence County through its history, art, its businesses, and people. Explore the museums, theaters, shops and so much more!

Museums and History
Performing Arts, Music and Theatre
Cinemas and Drive Ins
Specialty Retail, Crafts and Gifts Shops
Farmers Markets, Craft Shows, and Expos
Festivals, Parades, Fairs and Celebrations

Time to discover: Museums and History

Enjoy four seasons of endless outdoor adventures for every age and skill level from your home base in St. Lawrence County. Hike, bike, run, ride, ski or snowshoe hundreds of miles of trails. Challenge yourself to summit.

  • Frederic Remington Art Museum
  • North Country Children’s Museum (“NCCM”)
  • Singer Castle
  • Nicandri Nature Center
  • The Wild Center

Frederic Remington Art Museum

Dedicated to the life and work of renowned artist of the Old West. The original sculpture, paintings, drawings, and the artist’s personal possessions. The Eva Caten Remington Education Center (aka The Kid’s Place) is adjacent to the Museum in another historic building. The Education Center contains interactive exhibits and activity spaces designed to engage museum visitors of all ages in an exploration of Remington’s life and art.

North Country Children’s Museum (“NCCM”)

Located in the heart of historic, downtown Potsdam, NCCM worked with professional exhibit design firm Alchemy Studios to create an innovative and engaging museum experience. Alchemy Studios has designed exhibits for nationally renowned museums including the Smithsonian. With exhibits that celebrate the cultural and geographical resources of the North Country, you’ll find play areas and tinker spaces for all ages to get thinking, making and doing. The North Country Children’s Museum brings hands on, minds on learning to the community each week with special programs, offering special weekly programs like Adirondack Science, Ceramics, DNA modeling, Engineering, West African Drumming and other art, science and cultural topics.

Singer Castle

Built in the early 1900s as a hunting lodge by Frederick Bourne, the fifth president of the Singer Sewing Machine Company, the castle was lived in by members of the same family until the 1960s when it became a religious retreat. Purchased by the current owners in 2001, Singer Castle opened as a tourist attraction in 2003. It is the only remaining complete and fully furnished castle in the 1000 Islands.  www.singercastle.com

Nicandri Nature Center

The Eugene L. Nicandri Nature Center is a brand new, state of the art nature center that opened in May 2017. The nature center is located in Robert Moses State Park and managed by The Friends of the Robert Moses State Park Nature Center. The mission is to “engage visitors of all ages to promote public awareness, appreciation, and respect for the environment through exploration, education, and outdoor recreation.  The Nature Center contains indoor and outdoor facilities for use by school groups, families, campers, and others in all seasons of the year. All events and activities are free of charge.

Performing Arts, Music and Theatre

Enjoy four seasons of endless outdoor adventures for every age and skill level from your home base in St. Lawrence County. Hike, bike, run, ride, ski or snowshoe hundreds of miles of trails. Challenge yourself to summit.

  • Crane School of Music
  • Ogdensburg Command Performances (“OCP”)
  • Norwood Village Green Concert Series

Crane School of Music

The world-renowned Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam has a long legacy of excellence in music education and performance. Life at Crane includes an incredible array of more than 300 recitals, lectures and concerts presented by faculty, students and guests each year. The Crane School of Music is SUNY’s only All-Steinway institution. Crane students regularly premiere new works, study with guest conductors and visiting artists, and perform in nationally televised concerts. But performance opportunities aren’t limited to Potsdam, N.Y.—our symphony and chorus have performed at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, the traveling choir has performed in churches across Germany and Spain, and our Latin ensemble regularly plays in New York City and recently toured Cuba. The broad Crane alumni network includes sought-after performing artists, award-winning educators, prolific composers, and executives in music business, non-profits and creative fields. Crane students also benefit from SUNY Potsdam’s vibrant arts environment, with programs spanning music, theatre, dance, the fine arts and creative writing.

Cinemas and Drive Ins

Enjoy four seasons of endless outdoor adventures for every age and skill level from your home base in St. Lawrence County. Hike, bike, run, ride, ski or snowshoe hundreds of miles of trails. Challenge yourself to summit.

  • Fifty Six Auto Theatre
  • Massena Movie Corp and Roxy Theatre

Fifty Six Auto Theatre

Grab your favorite snack at the concession stand and enjoy a movie on the large outdoor screen in the comfort and privacy of your own car.

Massena Movie Corp and Roxy Theatre

Prefer to catch some on-screen performances? Check out our area cinemas for current showings.

Specialty Retail, Crafts and Gifts Shops

Enjoy four seasons of endless outdoor adventures for every age and skill level from your home base in St. Lawrence County. Hike, bike, run, ride, ski or snowshoe hundreds of miles of trails. Challenge yourself to summit.

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The New York Times called it "stunning"!

The Adirondack Park is the biggest natural park in the lower 48 states. It can hold Yellowstone, Yosemite, Grand Canyon, Glacier, and Great Smokey National Parks inside its borders. It is home to one of the most important conservation stories in the world because it demonstrates how people can live in a wild place without damaging its biodiversity. The Wild Center showcases the natural world of the Adirondacks in a comprehensive way, and uses that story as a way to help people explore and appreciate humankind's relationship with the natural world. The New York Times called the Wild Center ‘stunning’. The Wild Center was named one of the Top Eleven Things to Do by I Love New York, and was called "The place to see", by The Boston Globe. https://www.wildcenter.org/

Farmers Markets, Craft Shows, and Expos

Food, wine, artisan goods, crafts, kids’ games & more – there’s usually something happening year-round.

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