Premieres Thursday, September 19 at 8pm

Support for Lena | A Life in Folk is provided by

The logo for the Adirondack Trust Company
Saratoga Hospital Logo

Additional Support Provided By
Bart and Jeff Altamari
Robert L. Bruno
Douglas and Theresa Davis
Southern Adirondack Charitable Fund
Robert C. and Marcia R. Miller
Deborah and Dexter Senft

After decades of trials, tribulations, evictions, losses, and near bankruptcy, Lena Spencer saw her inspired vision of a creative gathering place for her community become a reality with Caffé Lena. Her boundless passion and perseverance served as the driving force behind her renowned establishment now known as the longest-running coffeehouse in the country, recognized as an American Treasure by the Library of Congress, and a place where folk music continues to thrive after six decades.

FREE Event

You are invited to a free screening and conversation
of WMHT Public Media’s new film


Lena | A Life in Folk

The story of the legendary Lena Spencer, founder of
Caffé Lena, the longest continuously operating folk music venue
The Library of Congress calls ‘An American Treasure.’

Thursday, September 12 at 6pm
Skidmore College, Palamountain Hall, Gannett Auditorium
Perimeter Rd, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Discussion led by Field Horne, Founding Trustee Caffe Lena, Inc., Public Historian

Refreshments will be served


RSVP by Friday, September 6 to
518-880-3400 | Eventbrite | rsvp@wmht.org