Wednesday, September 13, 2023

Inlet Fall Festival set for Sept. 16 & 17, Adirondack Kids Day, Oct. 7


Smokey the Bear

Inlet, NY-  Fall in the Adirondacks can be a magical time for many, including residents and visitors alike. In the town of Inlet, two mainstay events are on the docket, offering an array of activities for the whole family to enjoy. The 30th annual Inlet Fall Festival will take place this weekend, Saturday and Sunday, September 16 and 17, and the 11th annual Adirondack Kids Day is slated for Saturday, October 7. Please see details on these events below.

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Saturday, September 9, 2023

Forever Wild

limekiln lake
Forever Wild
Striking blues and greens and pristine whites,
A moving portrait, stirring all the senses.
Boats briefly add base tones,
While kayaks kiss gentle lake waves silently.
Rhythmic, lapping water, like lullabies, emanate,
Lake sings sonatas. Loons yodel arias.
Whispering trees play muffled snares in accompaniment.
Glacial mountains are the backdrop
Of a moving, breathing, vital landscape,
Where life transforms magically, into living art.
Rustic cabins, family ‘Camps’, and boathouses,
Old and new, planks and logs, red, brown, pine-colored,
Frame the shore like a picturesque needlepoint.
The Adirondack high peaks trap pillowy clouds and welcome hikers
To a sacred place where black bear and deer roam freely.
All the families, the generations, the traditions here,
Weave the wonderment of it, the ‘forever-ness’ of it,
“God’s Country” fulfills its ancient destiny year after year,
It is the Brigadoon of our hearts and dreams,
And by it, we are supremely blessed.
Annette Pisano-Higley’s second book, Kaleidoscope, is now available. It is an eclectic collection of original poetry as inspired by the ever-changing colors and directions of life. Her first book can be bought here.

Friday, September 8, 2023

Celebrate the season with Adirondack Harvest Festival

WESTPORT, NY– Celebrate the harvest season and learn about agriculture in the Adirondack region at the 2023 Adirondack Harvest Festival on Saturday, September 23rd from 12 to 5 PM at the Essex County Fairgrounds.

This free family-friendly event features a large farmers’ market, local food trucks, “Local Libations” tent, hands-on workshops, kids’ activities, farm animal petting zoo, draft horse wagon rides and more. » Continue Reading.

Thursday, September 7, 2023

Creative Adirondacks, JBL! presents 8th Annual Blues at Timbuctoo

Jerry Dugger, Martha Swan and Gary Smith at the John Brown Farm in 2020.

The eighth annual “Blues at Timbuctoo” concert takes place on Sunday, September 17, 2023, from noon to 5 p.m. at the John Brown Farm State Historic Site in Lake Placid. The event is sponsored by John Brown Lives!, and is free and open to the public, with preregistration recommended. This year’s lineup includes: Jerry Dugger and The Harlem Blues Project, Jake Blount, Dave Keyes, Grant Dermody and Frank Fotusky, and the father-daughter trio, Adirondack Blues Reunion.

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Wednesday, September 6, 2023

Chicago Storyteller Scott Whitehair to step on the Grange stage

Chicago Storyteller Scott Whitehair comes to the North Country September 15, 16 and 17, to perform and to teach the art of storytelling.


Essex NY — Storytelling is a human activity as old as the language itself; it is easy to imagine tales of personal adventure being shared among individuals, and histories and cultural traditions being passed down to younger generations around a fire.

 Today, stories can be spun before live audiences at events whose appeal is rapidly growing in the North Country, sponsored by organizations such as the Adirondack Center for Writing and North Country Public Radio (NCPR), which have teamed up to offer the Howl Story Slam, a live, spirited storytelling competition. And earlier this summer, NCPR began the HOWL podcast, hosted by Ethan Shantie, which features  podcasts shared  on stage during those competitions. » Continue Reading.

Tuesday, September 5, 2023

Navy Band Northeast to perform Sept. 7 in Plattsburgh

Navy Band Northeast's Ceremonial Band performs a public concert at Washington Square Park in New York City in one of many public concerts supporting Fleet Week New York, 2018.

Navy Band Northeast will bring its public concert series to Plattsburgh, New York on Thursday, September 7, at the Strand Center Theater at 7:30 p.m. This concert is free and open to the public. Led by its Director, Lieutenant David Harbuziuk, the Pops Ensemble performs traditional concert band repertoire while raising public awareness of the Navy and the importance of naval service. The Pops Ensemble regularly features vocalists who perform patriotic classics and jazz standards. The ensemble seeks to delight and unite audiences of children, students, adults, and especially U.S. Military Veterans.

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Monday, September 4, 2023

Recipients Selected for Lake Placid Film Festival Student Summit Scholarship


Lake Placid, NY – Adirondack Film is proud to announce this year’s recipients of the Lake Placid Film Festival Student Summit Scholarship. College students and recent graduates from across the United States and Canada applied for entry to the 2023 Inaugural program.

As part of the scholarship, recipients will attend the 2023 Lake Placid Film Festival (October 26-29) in a highly specialized program of educational panels and exclusive film screenings. Recipients will also receive complimentary room, board, and festival passes courtesy of Adirondack Film and its sponsors. » Continue Reading.

Saturday, September 2, 2023

John Brown Farm to present living history performance of Harriet Tubman, Sept. 9

Charmaine Crowell-White will portray Harriet Tubman in a performance at the John Brown Farm State Historic Site.

On Saturday, September 9 at 2 p.m., the John Brown Farm State Historic Site will present a living history performance based on the life of Harriet Tubman. This program offers a close look into the life and achievements of Harriet Tubman (known also as General Moses), whose life was a monument to courage and determination that continues to stand out in American history. This event is free and open to the public, and will take place outdoors under the tent in the picnic area.

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Thursday, August 31, 2023

Poetry: Reading Outside Near the Crab Apple Tree

Crab apple tree

The wind is especially strong today,

its invisible hands shaking the crab apple

like a snow globe.

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Tuesday, August 29, 2023

Kids get chance to test musical abilities at ‘Instrument Petting Zoo’

During the Instrument Petting Zoo kids got to experiment with different instruments.

Silver Bay, NY – Silver Bay YMCA proudly welcomed the Glens Falls Symphony Orchestra (GFS) to the stage in their Auditorium on Saturday, July 29. The orchestra’s performance was part of Silver Bay YMCA’s Summer Concert Series and was one of the most well-attended shows this summer. Before the concert began, GFS partnered with We Are Instrumental (WAI), a nonprofit that works to improve accessibility to musical education for children in Northern NY, to provide families and children with a hands-on experience with real instruments, this experience is referred to as an “Instrument Petting Zoo.”

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Wednesday, August 23, 2023

Oh…For Peat’s Sake! The Bloomingdale Bog

Bloomingdale Bog: November oil painting by Stephen Horne
Oh…For Peat’s Sake! The Bloomingdale Bog
, an exhibition of forty artworks depicting the nineteen-mile wetland by photographer Eleanor Sweeney and painter Stephen Horne will be featured at the Adirondack Artists Guild during the month of September. The exhibit opens with a reception on Friday, September 1 from 5-8 pm, and runs through October 3. » Continue Reading.

Monday, August 21, 2023

Paul Winter Consort Performs “This Glorious Earth!” – Labor Day 2023

The Paul Winter Consort
Saranac NY
– The legendary Paul Winter Consort performs This Glorious Earth! at Weatherwatch Farm in Saranac on LABOR DAY: Monday, September 4 at 3:00 pm. An outdoor event, the show is rain or shine under a large tent on a mown hayfield looking south to the high peaks of the Adirondacks. Advance-sale tickets at $30 are available online through Hill and Hollow Music’s website. Admission at the gate is $40. Chairs are provided but you are welcome to bring your own. » Continue Reading.

Tuesday, August 15, 2023

Adirondack Plein Air Festival now underway

plein air painter

Forty artists have packed up their paints and canvases from Texas to Ohio and Maryland to Maine have come to the Adirondacks for a week of wonderful painting. The 2023 Adirondack Plein Air Festival started on August 14 and culminates with the huge Show & Sale, on August 19, held in the Town Hall in Saranac Lake.

Started in 2009 by Saranac Lake ArtWorks member Sandra Hildreth, this event has grown from an opportunity for local artists to get together and paint outdoors, to a nationally recognized painting experience that often attracts nearly 100 applications. 40 are selected to participate. They come to paint the Saranac Lake, which offers an abundance of mountain, lake, and river views, farmland, historic villages, rustic camps, waterfalls, marshes and bogs and more.

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Tuesday, August 15, 2023

2nd Annual Fairy & Magickal Creatures Festival

Elizabethtown NY – Join us Saturday, August 19 from 10-5pm for the 2nd annual Fairy and Magickal Creatures Festival brought to you by Solstice LLC.  This fantastic event is taking place at the Adirondack History Museum, 7590 Court Street in Elizabethtown NY. » Continue Reading.

Monday, August 14, 2023

Barbara McMartin Exhibit at Caroga Museum


Caroga Lake NY – The Caroga Historical Association and Museum is pleased to pay tribute to Barbara McMartin with an exhibit entitled  “Barbara McMartin: Adirondack Artist, Author, Advocate”.  The exhibit highlights Barbara’s many contributions to the Caroga area and the Adirondacks.  This exhibit has been curated by Barbara’s daughter, Nancy Long, and Nancy’s husband, Dick Loomis.  In addition, the exhibit features the artwork of three generations of the McMartin family: Barbara McMartin’s watercolors, Nancy Long’s watercolors and Casey Loomis’s mixed media art.
This exhibit runs through Aug. 27.

The Caroga museum in open Thursdays through Sundays from 1 until 4 pm through Aug. 27.
The museum is located at 145 London Bridge Rd. in Caroga Lake.

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