Tuesday, July 23, 2024

Events happening around the Adirondacks July 25-28

Up close photo of a calendar.

Here is a roundup of Adirondack-area events to help you plan the rest of your week. Whether you are looking to attend a concert, theatrical production, poetry reading, storytelling event, a festival, or a Moth Ball, there is sure to be an activity to appeal to a variety of interests. See below for details about several events happening around the Adirondack region from Thursday, July 25 through Sunday, July 28.

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Tuesday, July 9, 2024

Keeseville Community Arts Festival Returns July 19 & 20

Little girl tie dyes a shirt

Pre-Festival Events Planned for July 16-18

Keeseville, NY – Lovers of all artforms are encouraged to gather for the annual Keeseville Community Arts Festival which is slated for Friday and Saturday, July 19 and 20. The festival features a diverse range of activities and events scheduled to take place in various areas of the hamlet, designed to inspire creativity and foster a sense of community. Many activities are offered free of charge, with specific activities, such as the Opening Reception, Color Run, or Brunch with the Artists, requiring a nominal fee. For more details and to register for events, visit AdkAction.org/Art. See below for the festival’s schedule of events.

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Monday, July 8, 2024

The Wild Center to host “A Jar Full of Christmas” Film Premiere July 25 and 26

Promo photo for A Jar Full of Christmas film

UPDATE: July 25 premiere is sold out.

Tupper Lake, NY- The Wild Center and Gemelli Films recently announced the addition of a second night for the premiere of the heartwarming holiday movie, A Jar Full of Christmas. The event will take place on both July 25 and 26, offering guests an extended opportunity to experience this festive celebration in the heart of summer. Premiere tickets are $15 for members and $20 for non-members. Attendees can expect exclusive behind-the-scenes insights and the chance to meet cast and crew members.

“Filming A Jar Full of Christmas in Lake Placid and the surrounding areas was nothing short of magical,” said the film’s director Candy Cain. “I love that we filmed at The Wild Center, and they are hosting the film’s premiere. It’s going to be a great time.”

Cain will be at the premiere both nights, along with star Kenney Myers, who plays the role of Pastor Tim Shavens in the film.

Tickets are available for purchase at wildcenter.ticketapp.org/portal.

For more information about the film, please contact publicist Serina Marshall, at dappervisionmedia@gmail.com or (423) 398-1678 or (423) 384-4382.

Photo at top: Promo photo for A Jar Full of Christmas film. Photo provided by the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism.


Monday, July 8, 2024

Original Blue Mountain Lake town sign to be included in Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts July 13 auction

Original Blue Mountain Lake town sign

Blue Mountain Lake, NY — The Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts (ALCA) recently announced its upcoming Open House & Auction is set for Saturday, July 13 from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. Guests are welcome to enjoy refreshments and sponsorship opportunities, plus a special presentation on 57 years (1967-present) of ALCA history. This presentation will feature Blue Mountain Lake photographs, documents, and other articles organized by Colgate fellow Eli Watson and the volunteers of ALCA’s History Project.

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Thursday, July 4, 2024

Bushwhack Boost

Man bushwhacking

Daria guided our bushwhack team:
first Haystack Trail, then right at the stream
and into the woods – after taking our bearing.
With compasses out, we bushwhacked, comparing
our readings and keeping our foursome on track.

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Sunday, June 30, 2024

The Loons of Cranberry Lake

Loon painting

Here at the western gateway to the Adirondacks lies a quaint, often overlooked town called Cranberry Lake. If you’ve traversed Route 3 into the high peaks, you’ve likely passed through Cranberry Lake without even realizing it. Blink too many times, and you might miss this hidden gem entirely. Both the town and the expansive lake at its heart share the name Cranberry Lake, a place where nature’s spectacles unfold daily. 

Countless times, I’ve stood on the shores of Cranberry Lake, captivated by the living wonder before me. It’s like having a personal National Geographic channel, with each scene more breathtaking than the last. Picture this: the water spray shimmering in the sunlight as a bass breaks the surface, its sleek body arcing through the air in pursuit of a horsefly. Nearby, a mother beaver glides gracefully across the lake, her tiny offspring hitching a ride on her back. Turtles bask on sun-warmed rocks, their heads stretched skyward in serene contentment. Each moment is a testament to the peace and beauty of the natural world.

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Friday, June 28, 2024

Solstice Song

Summer solstice sunset

Yesterday the summer solstice brought
us heat and sun. And daylight, endlessly.
We didn’t make it special as we ought
to have, and I don’t mean religiously.
Commemoration, though, that would be mete.
The solstice merits notice, I do think.

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Thursday, June 27, 2024

Check out these events happening around the ADKs this weekend

Up close photo of a calendar.

Looking for something to do this weekend? Maybe you’d like to check out a new museum exhibit, attend a concert, watch a theatrical production, try a new interactive experience, or take in some local artwork at a gallery? Peruse the below list for details on a few events going in the Adirondack region Friday, June 28 – Sunday, June 30.

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Thursday, June 27, 2024

Senior citizens gather for Poetry Contest Gala

Women stand with award certificates

Long Lake, NY- Senior citizens gathered at the CVW Long Lake Public Library for the Bob Tice Memorial Arbor Day Poetry Contest Gala on May 8.  The Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation District hosted the 16th annual contest this past spring. District Manager Caitlin Stewart re-named the contest in remembrance of the late Bob Tice.

“Bob participated in the first poetry contest in 2008, and never missed a single year,” said Stewart. “He rallied the Long Lake poets, encouraged them to enter, and often submitted poems on their behalf without them knowing.  He was a very special friend, and I miss him immeasurably.”

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Monday, June 24, 2024

Dry Ridge Trail

Trail in the woods

Dry Ridge Trail helps daydreams bloom –
elves, and orcs (though not Mt. Doom)
and archers tracking game.
Wizard staffs and trees that speak –
listen, hear their branches creak?
Ancient woods untamed.

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Thursday, June 20, 2024

Check out this list of summer concerts happening in communities around the Adirondacks

People listen to a lakefront concert

Ah, the summer concerts. Sitting on a blanket, or dancing barefoot in a park or other grassy setting, enjoying the company of those around you. As several towns around the Adirondack region are gearing up for the summer season, many have announced their summer outdoor concert series so you can plan ahead. See below for a roundup of Adirondack-area outdoor concerts.

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Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts to kick off summer concert series tonight

Guitarist Paul Meyers

Blue Mountain Lake, NY— The Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts (ALCA) announces a brand-new lineup of concerts this summer for their popular Tuesdays@theAC series. On select Tuesday nights during the summer, the Arts Center will present music by a variety of local performers, including Paul Meyers, the Yod Squad, Ryan Leddick, Brock Gonyea, the McCarty Zito Duo, and the Schanzer/Speach Duo, all in a relaxed, fun atmosphere.

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Sunday, June 16, 2024

Where the Wild Things Are: Exhibit by wildlife photographer Larry Master

Bird in tree

By Betty Spence

If you have ever wondered who might be living among us in the wild Adirondacks and have yet to wander the woods to see for yourself, the place for wonder and discovery this summer is Elizabethtown’s Adirondack History Museum exhibit by wildlife photographer Larry Master. You’ll be greeted by birds large and small, including a saw-whet owl whose eyes fill nearly the entire frame, and a soaring great grey owl that would strike terror in the heart of the red squirrel on the adjacent wall. On one wall, a sizeable black bear stalks, while a brilliant blue bird, wings spread, shimmers from another. There are otters and warblers and bobcats, oh my.

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Sunday, June 9, 2024

Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts announces galleries, workshops, & open mic/karaoke event

artwork of family and wild animals

Blue Mountain Lake, NY— The Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts (ALCA) announces upcoming events in the month of June upon reopening for the 2024 season. Visitors can enjoy a variety of artwork in our gallery spaces, featuring the work of collage artist Kiera Stasny, plus contributions from the Adirondack community in our annual Members Show. Visitors also have the opportunity to get involved with the return of an open mic/karaoke night happening Friday, June 14, followed by a special Monarch Festival workshop on Saturday, June 15. Information and registration for all Arts Center events can be found on our website at adirondackarts.org.

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Monday, June 3, 2024

Adirondack Artists Guild’s “Seasons” exhibit opens June 7

Painting of trees and water

Saranac Lake, NY – Nancy Brossard and Mary Woodcock Johnson are the featured artists for June at the Adirondack Artists Guild with their collection, “Seasons.” This is a collaboration and extension of their current show at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts. Over the years, Nancy and Mary have been painting together in plein air. Brossard works in oils and Woodcock Johnson works in acrylic and watercolor. The Adirondack Artists Guild will host an opening reception on Friday, June 7 from 5 to 7 p.m. The show runs through July 1.