Saturday, February 17, 2018

Artist David Johnson At Huletts Landing in 1870

Study of Nature, Dresden, Lake George David Johnson (1827-1908) 1870 Oil on canvasMy search for the motif for any 19th century painting of the Adirondacks opens questions – about the artist, the location and the culture at that time. Sometimes I can answer the questions. Consider, for example, David Johnson’s 1870 painting, Study of Nature, Dresden, Lake George.

The painting can be seen in Albany in the collection of the Albany Institute of History and Art. Johnson painted a strikingly similar painting, View of Dresden, Lake George, 1874, which can be seen in the catalogue for the 2005 exhibition at The Hyde Collection in Glens Falls, NY, Painting Lake George, 1774-1900. » Continue Reading.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Free Yoga Session At View, Old Forge

view arts buildingView in Old Forge will be holding a free yoga session on Saturday, February 24, 2018 from 10 am to noon. Yoga offers a peaceful break from everyday commitments. It can be a time to flex and condition the body and mind.

Several instructors will be leading mini-sessions that will include chair yoga and gentle and restorative yoga at both beginner and intermediate styles, as well as children’s yoga. Everyone is welcomed. » Continue Reading.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Adirondack String Fever Concert Set For Whallonsburg

Whallonsburg Grange HallAdirondack musicians will come together on Saturday, February 24th at 7 pm at the Whallonsburg Grange Hall for a concert called “Adirondack String Fever.” Led by songwriter and storyteller Dan Berggren on guitar, the show includes John Kirk and Trish Miller on fiddle, mandolin and banjo; and Peggy Lynn and Dan Duggan playing guitar and hammered dulcimer. These five long-time friends have played in combinations and separately for decades at concerts, festivals, dances, theatrical performances, and events all over the North Country. » Continue Reading.

Monday, February 12, 2018

Adirondack Arts Center Call For Artists

reflections paintingThe Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts (Arts Center) in Blue Mountain Lake has announced they are seeking artists to exhibit in their three galleries in mid-April through December 2018.

Artists working in all mediums are encouraged to apply by March 15, 2018. Exhibits may last up to six weeks. » Continue Reading.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

February Adirondack Winter Festivals

Snow isn’t just for shoveling. These snowy Adirondack days are providing the perfect weather for a February filled with winter festivals.

In all the far reaches of the Park, celebrating snow and ice is a tradition showcasing the playful aspects of wintertime. » Continue Reading.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

globalFEST Features New Golden Age of Latin Music

Las Cafeteras photo by Rafael CardenasThe Lake Placid Center for the Arts (LPCA) has announced two young Latin bands will perform at globalFEST: The New Golden Age of Latin Music on Tuesday, February 13 at 7 pm.

Acoustic alt-folk band Las Cafeteras, from East Los Angeles and indie mambo Orkesta Mendoza, from Tucson, AZ will take turns on stage. » Continue Reading.

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Pound, Kilo, and Kelvin: Measuring Science

Sign of the former Weights and Measures office, Seven Sisters Road, London, EnglandThe good news is that Imperial Forces are losing the battle for planetary dominance. The bad news is that we still play for their team.

The British Imperial System of measurement, born in 1824 to help streamline a host of odd units inherited from various cultures, was at the time an improvement. In 1965, the UK adopted the decimal-based metric system, despite the fact it was invented by the French. Today, metric is universal in science and medicine, and of the 195 nations on the planet, only 2 have yet to abandon the former British system for general commerce. » Continue Reading.

Friday, February 2, 2018

Lake George Winter Carnival Kicks Off with Outhouse Races

For the past 57 years, the Lake George Winter Carnival has been a highly anticipated event throughout the Lake George region. Taking place each weekend in February, Lake George Village comes alive with reoccurring family-fun activities, special weekend events, as well as sanctioned snow-cross and car races. According to Lou Tokos, co-chairman of the winter carnival, mother nature has been good to them this year and the ice over Lake George is perfect.

“We had a few years with limited ice, but this year we have 11-12” of ice on the lake,” says Tokos. “This is the first weekend for the carnival and the big box event for this kick-off is the annual outhouse races. The races will take place right on Lake George, across from Shepard’s Park, which is the winter carnival headquarters. Our schedule of events is extensive.” » Continue Reading.

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Photo Contest: Dramatic Adirondack Skies

The Adirondack Explorer‘s next “Views of the Park” photo contest takes a look upward for dramatic sky photos.

Post your photos to Facebook and Instagram using the hashtag #adkexplorerpix.

Explorer staff will choose their favorite photos to be included on the Adirondack Explorer website and highlighted in the bimonthly magazine. If yours is chosen, you’ll receive a free one-year subscription to the Explorer.

Don’t worry, you don’t need to be a professional. Just get out your phone and snap a pic. Or send one from a previous year.

Plus a People’s Choice

We will post our favorite few photos to Facebook and let readers vote for a “People’s Choice” to be recognized in the magazine.

And thank you to all who sent in photos for the last contest: “Winter views.” We loved them all so much it was hard to choose. Check out the final five winners.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

‘Born to Rewild’ Doc Showing At Whallonsburg Grange

born to rewildThe Champlain Valley Film Series will present the documentary film Born To Rewild, on Saturday, February 3 at 7:30 pm at the Whallonsburg Grange Hall, 1610 NYS Route 22 in Essex.

This documentary follows Essex resident John Davis on TrekWest, his 5,000 mile, 8-month journey along the Continental Divide from the deserts of Sonora, Mexico to the snow-covered peaks of British Columbia.

John Davis will be at the screening to introduce the film and answer questions. Davis is also the author of Big, Wild, and Connected: Scouting the Eastern Wildway from Florida to Quebec, about his 7,500 mile journey to follow the potential path of an eastern wildlife corridor.

» Continue Reading.

Monday, January 29, 2018

Depot Theatre Announces Main Stage Line-Up

Three hits from the past 39 years are set to headline the Depot Theatre’s 40th Anniversary Season.

The main stage season was selected by the Depot’s Producing Director, Kevin Cochran, whose choices were inspired by an informal survey of audiences last year. » Continue Reading.

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Sandra Weber: Politics of a Water Lily

waldenI enjoy a somewhat Thoreau-like existence, living in a cabin in the Adirondack woods about a mile from a small town. This frugal, fairly self-sustaining lifestyle means plenty of physical labor and ample quiet time for writing. Like Henry David Thoreau, I foolishly thought my immersion into nature might shield me from political matters. I tried to expunge such thoughts by chopping wood but soon found my axe needed grinding.

My world had changed; the forest seemed less attractive, the mountains less appealing, my prose less worthy. As Thoreau wrote, “I dwelt before, perhaps, in the illusion that my life passed somewhere only between heaven and hell, but now I cannot persuade myself that I do not dwell wholly within hell.” » Continue Reading.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Chilson VFD Dinner-Dance Marking 40 Years

chilson vfdChilson Volunteer Fire Department will hold its 40th Annual Valentine’s Dinner Dance on Saturday, February 10th at 5:30 pm at the Employees Mutual Association (E.M.A.) at 9 Maplewood Lane in Ticonderoga.

Along with dinner, music and dancing, the evening will feature continuous mini-raffles with prizes donated by local businesses. The dinner buffet will include salad, chicken and beef entrees, side dishes and desserts. Dance music will be provided by local D.J. Mike “Doc” Vilardo. » Continue Reading.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

View’s Ice Bar Party February 3rd

view ice barView in Old Forge is planning an ice bar party for February 3rd from 1 to 4 pm, in the arts center’s courtyard.

Drinks will be available for purchase via cash bar while attendees can lounge on snow furniture, enjoy hot and cold drinks, and participate in winter-themed games. » Continue Reading.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

ROOST To Host Whiteface Region Marketing Review

The Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism (ROOST) has invited all Whiteface region municipal leaders, businesses, organizations and individuals to attend a brief regional destination marketing review, followed by a reception at Pourman’s Tap House, on Thursday, January 25 from 5:30 to 7 pm.

The agenda will include a brief presentation by ROOST staff and time for Q&A, followed by a networking opportunity with light refreshments and a cash bar. The purpose is to acquaint or reacquaint community members with their respective regional marketing manager and to give an update on ROOST’s progress on the scope of work related to tourism marketing initiatives. » Continue Reading.

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