Sultry, Summer breeze coasts gently,
Kissing the warm, cocooned forest lake,
Into rippling bliss,
Into living, surface reflections,
Of verdant, topsy-turvy perception.
Liquid, silver ribbons roll to shore,
In parallel synchrony,
Lulling the life on top and beneath,
Lulling the thriving microcosm world they feed,
Orchestrating restless thoughts in restless minds,
Into confluent melodies,
Sultry, Summer breeze coasts gently,
The Ndakinna Education Center at Greenfield Center (in Saratoga County, just outside the Adirondack Park) has announced a Abenaki Language Weekend set for April 5-7th, 2019.
Jesse Bruchac and Elie Joubert will teach all levels and ages the basics of the Abenaki language, some conversational Abenaki, language learning games, songs, dances and other creative interactive indoor and outdoor activities. » Continue Reading.
The Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts (Arts Center) in Blue Mountain Lake is set to open for its 52nd season on May 1, 2019.
The Arts Center will be featuring its Members’ Show from May 1 – May 31. » Continue Reading.
The Hyde Collection has invited artists to participate in its annual Plein Air Festival, to be held August 7 to 11, 2019, throughout the Glens Falls area.
The Plein Air Festival celebrates the Museum, community, and art inspired by the outdoors. The festival culminates at The Hyde’s annual Community Day event Sunday, August 11. Community Day is a free admission event that includes tours, art activities, and fun at the Museum inspired by the permanent collection and special exhibition From the Rooftops: John Sloan and the Art of the New Urban Space. » Continue Reading.
Back in the cabin after five wet days camping
five and a half miles back in these wildlands—
beside the long shifting beaver meadow kept open
since the loggers left their flooded “flowed land”
and its rotted log dam gave out soon afterward
—the pungency of wet wool drifts to the corners
of the front room as the fresh fire kicks up
when someone picks up your wet pack
whose surprising weight pulls them off balance
to tell us how what we don’t know while walking
can always come clear later like the brook trout’s
—you hope—first tentative tugs on your fly line
ground-truth the atavism of the limbic brain
to send you back to the city renewed
like Antaeus as maybe your father once said
while he taught you backpacking’s rudiments.
View Arts Center in Old Forge has announced a Spring Ladies Night, set for March 28th from 6:30 to 9 pm.
The night will begin with an introduction to essential oils while learning to make essential oil infused cocktail and mocktails. After participants create their cocktails, they will learn the art of wet felting with a step-by-step Felted Acorn project. This project has been designed specifically for beginners. No prior knowledge of felting is necessary. » Continue Reading.
The 26th Annual Conference on the Adirondacks has been set for May 22nd and 23rd, at the Conference Center in Lake Placid.
This years theme is “Sharing Science and Policy in the Adirondacks – Culture, Conservation, and Communication,” and will feature author Stephanie Hanes of the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, with a talk entitled “The Intersection of Culture and Conservation; Lessons learned in an Africa Study and a Relationship to the Adirondacks.” » Continue Reading.
Hot chili and hot music will be celebrated at the 28th Annual Bands ‘n Beans event to be held at Fort William Henry Conference Center in Lake George on Sunday, March 31, from 2 to 7 pm.
More than twenty area restaurants will participate in this hotly contested event, along with continuous music on two stages with The Radio Junkies, PJ Ferguson 2, Rich Ortiz, The Switch, Steve and Kenny, Stony Creek Band, Tim Wechgelaer & Chris Carey Band, and Ten Most Wanted. » Continue Reading.
There is a forest that I return to
when I can’t get away from the pulsations
of thinking. A forest of tombs as still
as dead tree trunks and melodious as raindrops
on red pine needles. The paths of my ancestors.
In this forest, I am not alive like I usually am.
Stepping in mink tracks, I know this place in
my tendons like a ghost knows the temperature of
fog. Here, the Independence River runs like a lovely
ribbon until it pounds into a ravine of crumbling shale.
And I know that old hunger returning from vanished glaciers.
In this forest, my arms, as I meander, wave like prayer flags
hung out to the ragged border between life and death- a place
where I can survive outside the womb. A place where I can
become a wilderness dancer touching the mud softer than ivory.
The Town of Johnsburg is set to host a Broadband Symposium on March 15th at 6:30 pm in The Tannery Pond Community Center, to review the results since February 2018 of the new NY Broadband Program in Warren County.
The presentations will focus on customers connected, new customer connections being made, and future plans by Frontier Communications, Slic Network Solutions, and HughesNet. » Continue Reading.
I’ve taken to wandering the night lately – one of the pleasures of having a puppy. Willow, my pup, and I walk at all hours, from twilight to midnight and into the shadowy early morning. Some nights we walk under the cover of stars and moonlight, and other nights the world is so dark my black dog disappears and I wonder what exactly is on the end of my leash.
Void of visual stimulus, any earthbound glimmer of light is noteworthy. One night I saw the glow of two small eyes, like gold coins caught in the arc of my headlamp. I watched the weasel – a long small body, and bold shimmering eyes – disappear down the crevice of a stonewall. Since then I’ve become obsessed with eyeshine. » Continue Reading.
Wild, is your nature,
Yet, in infinitely perfect
There was a time,
When I might have taken you
But never now,
Now, is when every minute with you,
Breaks my heart,
Both with my human transience,
And the permanence,
Of your beauty.
I cannot capture you,
I can only be,
As you are in me,
Adirondack Experience’s next Cabin Fever Sunday Series, Adirondack Life’s Our Towns with Elizabeth Folwell and Niki Kourofsky, is set for Sunday, March 10th, at 1:30 pm, at the museum in Blue Mountain Lake. » Continue Reading.
Adirondack Life magazine recently named the winners of its annual photography contest. One overall grand prize was awarded, as well as 12 awards in landscape, recreation, black-and-white and wildlife categories.
Lewis Cowan, of Ridgewood, New Jersey, took the grand-prize-winning photograph, The Durant Cabin, a quintessential Adirondack scene taken from a snug cabin on a winter’s day. » Continue Reading.
There will be a post-show reception and meet and greet with the actors and crew following the Friday, March 8, evening performance, as well as an Artists reception from 5-7 pm on Friday for Mixed Media & Sculpture by Rebecca Flis, the March artist showing in the Widlund Gallery at Tannery Pond. » Continue Reading.
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