The Tannery Pond Center (TPC) in North Creek is set to present “Local Logging Live! Along the Hudson,” celebrating the logging industry in local communities, both past and present, with activities taking place at both the Tannery Pond Community Center and Riverfront Park in North Creek on August 24th and 25th.
This event will showcase the cultural aspects of the industry and the major role played by the Hudson River. Planned are a variety of activities including musical concerts, historical displays and Gallery exhibit, multi-media lecture, mini woodsmen field day demonstrations, workshops on musical instruments of logging camps, buff mittens, blacksmithing and more. All daytime events are free.
The two-day event will kick off with history, storytelling and a reception in the Widlund Gallery on Friday, followed by the Dave Ruch and Canal Street String Band performing in the auditorium.
On Saturday there will be a Celebration of Logging at Riverfront Park. Events at the park will include Eric Bright and The Log Jammers playing music and displaying the guitars he builds from reclaimed logs from Schroon Lake and the Hudson River. Food and beverages will be available; provided by Johnsburg’s Junior Outdoor Club and beer generously donated by Adirondack Brewery. There will also be a raffle with prizes including a chainsaw, a carved wooden bear donated by Sculptures by Frank and much more. Attendees will enjoy demonstrations, displays and hands-on workshops from Adirondack Folk School and Adirondack Experience, as well as Lumberjack games designed for the whole family and traditional music workshops with Dave Ruch of Canal Street String Band.
Comedian Rusty DeWees will perform as “The Logger,” a combination of stand-up comedy and theater, along with lively country music, on Saturday evening at Tannery Pond Community Center.
Loggers and other groups interested in joining the celebration in any way are encouraged to call Daphne Taylor, Tannery Pond Center Managing Director at (518) 251-2505 ext. 128. For more information or to purchase tickets, click here.