Sunday, June 3, 2012

ADK to Mark 90 Years with Roaring Twenties Gala

The Adirondack Mountain Club (ADK) is celebrating its 90th anniversary with a Roaring Twenties-themed event. “Black Fly Affair: A Hikers Speakeasy,” ADK’s 16th annual gala and auction, will be held from 6 p.m. to 11:30 p.m., Saturday, June 9, at the Hiland Park Country Club, 195 Haviland Road, Queensbury. The Black Fly Affair is the Club’s signature event and largest fund-raiser of the year. Proceeds will support ADK’s environmental conservation programs.

ADK boasts one of the largest silent auctions in the region in addition to its very lively live auction. Both offer an opportunity to shop for original artwork, outdoor gear, rustic furniture, jewelry, weekend getaways, tickets to cultural events and much more. There will also be opportunities to bid on unique gift baskets prepared by ADK chapters. A preview of auction items is available online.

The event will feature small plates and carving stations for grazing all night long, the Bootleggers’ Tasting Table with wines from Frederick Wildman & Sons and craft beers from Cooperstown Brewing Co. and Butternuts Beer & Ale, and dancing to the music of The O-Tones. Recommended attire is formal dress (black tie) and hiking boots, although the dress code will not be strictly enforced.

Elizabeth M. Lowe, a founder of The Wild Center, is the honorary chair of the event, and Greg McKnight will be master of ceremonies.

Tickets are $50 per person; $60 after May 30 and at the door. For more event information or to make a reservation, visit or call Deb Zack at (800) 395-8080 Ext. 42.

The Adirondack Mountain Club, founded in 1922, is the oldest and largest organization dedicated to the protection of the New York Forest Preserve. ADK helps protect the Forest Preserve, state parks and other wild lands and waters through conservation and advocacy, environmental education and responsible recreation.

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