Robert Rogers and his Rangers return to Fort Ticonderoga Saturday, February 26, 2022 through the dramatic 1759 Battle on Snowshoes reenactment from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
The Battle on Snowshoes event vividly recreates the final winter battle between a scout of Mohawk warriors, British Regulars, and Rogers’ Rangers, versus the French garrison of soldiers, Canadians and Native American warriors at Fort Ticonderoga on March 7, 1759. This event is designed to be a rich experience for guests of all ages as they explore the final Battle on Snowshoes within the year 1759.
The Adirondack Foundation’s President & CEO, Cali Brooks, shared the following message to the foundation’s supporters, partners and friends as foundation staff celebrate their 25th anniversary this year.
“2022 marks The Adirondack Foundation’s 25th anniversary,” Brooks said. “As we celebrate and reflect on a quarter century of enhancing the lives of people in the Adirondacks through philanthropy, we are thankful for all of you – our supporters, partners, and grantees who have helped to make our work possible. We hope you’ll join us in celebrating this milestone throughout the year. Stay tuned for more and be sure to hold Friday, August 12th for our summer celebration of community at Heaven Hill Farm in Lake Placid. As we look back, we also look ahead to our next 25 years of working toward our vision for a thriving Adirondacks – one where communities are strong, just, and inclusive; family wellbeing is supported through quality healthcare and education; economic vitality is supported through workforce training and entrepreneurship; nature is protected and cared for; and arts and cultural opportunities are available to all. How can we set the stage for this next chapter in our history?
By working alongside our amazing partners to drive equitable prosperity in communities where our neighbors live, work, and raise their families. By constantly adapting to the evolving needs and opportunities of the region we serve. By being nimble and innovative day in and day out to ensure families have the tools and resources they need to overcome income, housing, and other barriers. And by bridging our knowledge, networks, and experience with the generosity of our neighbors to amplify community needs and accelerate change. As your community foundation, we play a unique role across the region. We hope you will join us in setting the stage for the years ahead.”
Join the Common Ground Alliance on Friday, February 25 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. as we update the community on progress since the Summer Forum and discuss the first-ever Community Blueprint for the Blue Line.
Registration for the two-hour event, which will be held on Zoom, is free and open to all.
Following the Summer Forum, we endeavored to distill participant insights and feedback into selected recommendations across four priority themes: housing, creating vibrant economies, community-based recreation, and climate change mitigation and adaptation. The Community Blueprint for the Blue Line identifies actions that can be implemented by municipalities and organizations at the community level within the Park.
During the Winter Meeting, we’ll introduce the Community Blueprint and utilize breakout groups to discuss possible next steps for each topic. We hope you can join us.
Birding, history, pandemic programs and a special film screening
North Country Live will revisit some of its most popular topics from past editions and explore new partnerships when it returns Feb. 10 with a new series of exciting and engaging programs for the community.
Hosted on Zoom by North Country Community College, this edition of North Country Live will feature new programs from two prior presenters: historian Tom McGrath and birding expert Joan Collins. It will also showcase an award-winning Native American film and delve into the timely issue of vaccine hesitance through a program presented in partnership with Historic Saranac Lake and Trudeau Institute.
Mark your calendars for this year’s free fishing days. On these days anyone can fish in New York without a fishing license, so it’s the perfect opportunity for you to introduce fishing to a friend or family member.
The Warren County Department of Planning and Community Development has launched a collaboration with Cliff & Redfield Interactive (CRI), a Saratoga Springs-based rich-media communications organization, for a year-long campaign to promote community development and heritage tourism in the First Wilderness Heritage Corridor of western Warren County.
February 1 – March 11, 2022 Burke Gallery, John Myers Building, 2nd Floor
North by Nuuk is an intimate, contemporary look at the people and the social and primal geographic landscapes of Greenland. Photographer Denis Defibaugh presents his journey from Nuuk to the settlement of Illorsuit, 300 miles north of the Arctic Circle, following Rockwell Kent’s earlier footsteps and offering a fresh look at timeless Greenland.
Alberto Rey admires how artists of the Hudson River School brought the vastness of the United States — then unchartered wilderness — into homes across the country.
“They used to go out with scientists to explore their environment and make that information accessible to the public,” said Rey, an artist and professor at SUNY Fredonia. “I’ve always had a love for the sciences and history, and it seems like art is a good way to make complicated issues accessible.”
Rey’s “Lost Beauty,” an exhibition sponsored by Southern Adirondack Audubon Society, will run Feb. 3 through April 14 in SUNY Adirondack’s Visual Arts Gallery. The show includes Rey’s examination of Iceland’s changing icebergs, the impact of a river’s pollution on surrounding communities and studies of extinct bird specimens.
AARCH is excited to announce that we will host THREE upcoming virtual webinars exploring a variety of topics and themes. All these programs are FREE and open to the public, and will feature a presentation followed by a Q&A period with attendees via Zoom. Pre-registration for each program is required.
First up on Tuesday, February 8 is Poke-O-Moonshine & Adirondack Fire Towers. Our friend David Thomas-Train, coordinator of the Friends of Poke-O-Moonshine, will share a brief history of Adirondack fire towers, the devastating fires that led to their construction, the evolution of fire tower design, and a detailed history of preservation and restoration at Poke-O-Moonshine Fire Tower.
David will also share more on the Friends’ recent and ongoing trail rehabilitation efforts. This event is co-sponsored by our friends at the NYS Chapter of the Forest Fire Lookout Association (FFLA).
As a lead up to the upcoming Olympic games in Beijing, View, the Center for Arts and Culture in Old Forge, will hold an Olympian Roundtable Discussion with Erin Hamlin, Robert Esche and Hank Kashiwa at 3 p.m. on Saturday, January 29. This event is free and open to the public.
Following the roundtable discussion, View staff welcomes everyone to the Opening Reception for the art exhibits Winter in Action, The Winter 46, Lawrence Van Alstyne’s Olympic Poster Series, and Take the Scenic Route: A Journey Through America’s National Parks from 4 to 7 p.m. The Opening Reception is open to the public and will include hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar and live music featuring John Kelsey. To help celebrate the events, View will offer free admission all day to its galleries.
Enjoy a weekend of birding events this Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 29-30 in Long Lake. Participants will look for winter irruptive species – Red Crossbills have already irrupted – along with Winter Finches, White-winged Crossbills, Pine Siskins, Purple Finches, and American Goldfinches. These species have been found gritting (eating sand and salt off the road to help with seed digestion), and foraging on cones.
Trip Leader and Birding expert, Joan Collins, will lead field trips on both days. Both Saturday and Sunday morning, participants will meet outside the Adirondack Hotel at 1245 Main St., Long Lake at 7 a.m. Located near the bridge over Long Lake on Route 30. Participants must take their own vehicles for this event.
Trip Leader Joan Collins, President of Adirondack Avian Expeditions & Workshops, LLC, leads birding trips year-round, is a New York State licensed guide, an Adirondack 46er, and has climbed all the Adirondack fire tower peaks. She is a past President of the New York State Ornithological Association and current Editor of New York Birders. She is a past Board of Directors member of the Audubon Council of New York State, and past President of Northern New York Audubon Society. Joan has published several journal, magazine, and newspaper articles on wildlife and conservation topics in various publications. She authored several warbler species accounts, in addition to serving as a peer reviewer for The Second Atlas of Breeding Birds in New York State. Joan is a frequent keynote speaker and teaches classes on ornithology topics.
Registration is required to attend the field trips and the field trips are free. Call the Long Lake Parks and Recreation Department at 518-624-3077 to pre-register. There is a maximum of 25 participants for each field trip.
The Winter Birding Weekend is sponsored by the Long Lake Parks and Recreation Department. For more info visit mylonglake.com
Taking place Thursday, February 3 – Sunday, February 6, the Empire State Winter Games is the largest multi-sport amateur athletic winter sporting event in North America, held in the Adirondacks of New York State. After being cancelled during COVID-19, the games are back this year.
The Wild Center has recently announced a few additions to its winter programming including free snowshoe and kicksled rentals, guided ice fishing on its Greenleaf Pond and three ice sculptures which have been arranged around the campus. These experiences – and more – are available Fridays through Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with timed ticket reservations.
The Wild Center continues to host its Wild Lights exhibit presented by Merrill L. Thomas, Inc. on Friday and Saturday evenings from 5 to 7 p.m. when the 115-acre campus is transformed into a winter wonderland with thousands of dazzling lights. During the week of February 18- 26, The Wild Center will be open every day and will remain open in the evenings for guests to enjoy the Wild Lights exhibit.
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