Paul Smiths, NY – The Paul Smith’s College Visitor Interpretive Center (VIC) will be hosting a free panel discussion on the impact of climate change and carbon sequestration in forests. The event will be on Thursday, May 11. The event is free and open to the public. The Adirondack Council’s Rewilding Advocate, John Davis, will lead a world-renowned panel of scientists on how the climate change crisis will impact carbon sequestration in forests, as well as the discussion between “young” and “old” forests and how each sequesters carbon.
Paul Smith’s VIC to host May 11 discussion on how climate change, carbon sequestration impact forests
Tupper Lake: The Wild Center opens for 2023 season with new exhibits, experiences
Tupper Lake, NY – The Wild Center opened for its 2023 season on May 5. Off the heels of a USA Today Readers’ Award where it was voted Second Best Science Museum in the U.S., The Wild Center has expanded its offerings and activities with new exhibits and experiences. Among these are Backyard Wilderness – a film that captures the beauty and complexity of the natural world that exists just beyond your doorstep and Birdly – a state-of-the-art virtual reality (VR) flying simulator.
John Brown Lives to host May 9, 13 events dedicated to Russell Banks
Westport, NY — Three events on May 9 and May 13 will commemorate Black freedom and abolitionist history in the Adirondacks, connect our history with current human rights issues, and celebrate artists and the arts that bring us into meaningful conversation with our past and with one another. The birthday of abolitionist John Brown will be observed on Tuesday afternoon, May 9, with the unveiling of A Memorial Field with Ren Davidson Seward at the John Brown Farm State Historic Site. Later that evening, choreographer Tiffany Rea-Fisher will screen her dance film,
Geography of Grace, at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts.
I Love My Park Day event set for May 6
All are welcome to participate in the 12th annual I Love My Park Day event on Saturday, May 6, 2023. Parks & Trails New York (PTNY), in partnership with the NYS DEC and State Parks, hosts the annual event and invites volunteers from across the state in cleanup, improvement, and beautification events at New York State parks, historic sites, and public lands.
Speeder rides to resume in Croghan
The Railway Historical Society of Northern New York (RHSNNY) has announced its 2023 summer schedule for Speeder Rides beginning from their historic depot and museum in Croghan.
Rides will be offered on May 6, June 3, July 8, Aug 5, and Sept 9 from 10 AM until 3 PM on the half hour for $5/person or $10/family.
Zehr’s BBQ Chicken will also be available for take-out from 11:00 until 3:00 or until gone.
The roughly 3-mile, round-trip excursion towards Beaver Falls passes several historic sites such as an old milk station, cheese factory, and the location where AMF had a dry-kiln for shoe last and bowling pins. The speeder also passes over Black Creek with views to its confluence with the Beaver River from which Lake Lila and the Stillwater Reservoir flow.
The Hyde Collection to offer three Spring exhibitions opening May 6
Glens Falls, NY – The Hyde Collection is pleased to present three new spring exhibitions, sharing the works of dozens of outstanding artists. Opening Saturday, May 6, 2023, are the exhibitions: The Annual High School Juried Show 2023, Celebrating 60 Years: The Collector Charlotte Pruyn Hyde, and Recent Acquisitions. The exhibitions are open to the public Thursday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The 32nd Annual High School Juried Show 2023 showcases the artistic talent of young artists from Warren, Washington, Saratoga, Hamilton, and Essex counties. A jury composed of local art professionals reviews all submissions. High school artists employ diverse styles and mediums, including drawing, painting, digital illustration, photography, mixed-media, jewelry, sculpture, and ceramics.
Volunteers needed for East Branch Ausable River Tree Planting, May 5 and 12
Upper Jay, NY – The Ausable River Association (AsRA) and Adirondack Riverwalking will host two tree planting events this spring – May 5th and 12th. Volunteers will work alongside experienced teams planting native trees and shrubs to create a robust buffer at AsRA’s most recent stream restoration project in Upper Jay.The two groups invite the community to join them in restoring the streamside buffer on the East Branch Ausable River. “So many of our community members value the Ausable River and want to be involved in its protection,” said Carrianne Pershyn, Biodiversity Research Manager at AsRA. “Hosting events like tree plantings are a great way to get people involved and show them a tangible way to help in the community and at home.”
27th Annual Conference on the Adirondacks set for May 18 and 19
Adirondack Research Consortium (ARC) will host the 27th Annual Conference on the Adirondacks on May 18 and 19 at the Conference Center at Lake Placid in Lake Placid, NY. This year’s conference will focus on “Climate Change in the Adirondack/North Country Region Mitigation, Adaption, and Implications.”
Celebrating Flora exhibit to open at Adirondack Artists Guild on May 5
Saranac Lake, NY – The Adirondack Artists Guild will be welcoming the arrival of spring and the re-opening of the gallery after its annual cleanup with its May exhibit, “Celebrating Flora.” The back wall of the gallery will be filled with paintings and photographs of flowers and other flora by Adirondack Artists Guild members, as well as a large stuffed doll. Many of the fifteen Adirondack Artists Guild members will also display floral artwork on their sections of the walls.
ADK Unite to raise funds for ADK food pantries starting May 1
Saranac Lake, NY – ADK Unite, an annual running, walking and bicycling event that raises funds for community food pantries, is back for 2023 with some fun new ways for people of all ages to participate. Since 2020, the virtual event has generated over $20,000 for food banks throughout the Adirondacks. Registration is now open at BikeAdirondacks.com. The event, which was started in 2020 by Bike Adirondacks, LAKEfm and Adirondack 105, is designed to help people get active while generating much needed operating funds for local food pantries. Participants will run, walk, bike or hike and track their miles digitally through the event website to compete for prizes with every single dollar generated going directly to the cause.
Depot Theatre Academy first to perform Camp, A New Musical
Westport, NY — The Depot Theatre Academy is pleased to announce that the summer 2023 program will be the first to produce CAMP, A NEW MUSICAL since its award-winning Off-Broadway debut. Academy Junior (ages 8-11) and Senior (ages 12 and up) programs will run concurrently for a three-week program that runs from July 17-August 6, 2023, at the Whallonsburg Grange Hall. The program will culminate in three performances of CAMP, A NEW MUSICAL on Friday, August 4 at 7 p.m., Saturday, August 5 at 7 p.m., and Sunday, August 6 at 2 p.m.
SUNY-ESF Adirondack Interpretive Center announces roundup of May/June events
The SUNY-ESF Adirondack Interpretive Center (AIC) has announced a variety of events set for May and June that is sure to appeal to a wide array of nature and outdoor enthusiasts. All of the below programs require pre-registration.
Community Pride Day set for Adirondacks, May 3
It’s time to get out there and clean up Adirondack area towns for the upcoming tourist season. This year, Community Pride Day will occur on Wednesday, May 3. Residents throughout the area will take to the streets with gloves and garbage bags in hand to rid lawns and roadways of detritus left over from fall and winter. All volunteers participating will receive a free shirt to wear with pride while they clean up the streets. The back of these shirts lists all 126 sponsors of this year’s Community Pride Day.
ROOST plans for 2024 solar eclipse, public meeting set for May 10
Lake Placid, NY – The Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism (ROOST) has begun its efforts to assist local businesses, communities, residents, and visitors in planning for the solar eclipse, taking place next April. The Adirondack region anticipates increased visitation leading up to this celestial event. Solar eclipses have proven to be a significant draw for visitors who travel to experience being in its “path of totality.”
During the afternoon of April 8, 2024, the moon will pass between the sun and Earth, completely blocking the face of the sun and creating a shadow over much of the Adirondacks. Most of the region will be in this “path of totality” meaning that the most significant part of the moon’s umbra, or shadow, will be directly over the region, plunging it into darkness during the normally bright afternoon hours.
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