Onchiota, NY — At noon on Saturday, September 16, there will be a public unveiling of a historic roadside marker to celebrate the recent naming of John Thomas Brook. The new name pays homage to 19th-century Black settler John Thomas, who escaped enslavement in Maryland and established a successful farm near the small stream in Vermontville, NY that was formerly known pejoratively as “N-word Brook” then as “Negro Brook.” Mr. Thomas, his wife Mary, and their son Richard are buried in Union Cemetery in Vermontville.
Long Lake, NY – The Town of Long Lake in collaboration with Hamilton County, NY is excited to announce the opening of the Buck Mountain Fire Tower located in Long Lake, NY. This 1.2 mile (one- way) hike with 500 feet in elevation gain is located on South Sabattis Circle Road off NYS Route 30, eight miles north of the Long Lake Town center. There will be a ribbon cutting on Friday, September 15, 2023 at 1pm at the Buck Mountain Fire Tower Trail Parking Lot located on South Sabattis Road.
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.
Old Forge, NY – LivingADK will again be hosting a Town of Webb Meet the Candidate Night on Wednesday, September 13, 2023 from 7 to 9 p.m.. at View Arts Center located at 3273 State Route 28 in Old Forge, NY. This event is created for the benefit of our electorate and is primarily for the contested seats within the Town of Webb although uncontested candidates are encouraged to participate. This evening is a more formal structure as compared to the Old Forge Library’s Voter Registration Day, Meet & Eat event scheduled for September 19 where the library will encourage residents to mingle and speak with the candidates in a relaxed setting.
Blue Mountain Lake, NY – Adirondack Experience (ADKX) announces the second annual “Xperience for All,” an inclusive recreational event that will take place on Saturday, September 23 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. A celebration of outdoor activities, the welcoming event is designed to introduce outdoor opportunities to those who are new or not comfortable exploring the region’s woods and waterways on their own.
Visitors of all abilities can participate in workshops, games, hands-on demonstrations and presentations, all focused on providing a foundation to safely pursue recreation – from sports and birding to simply reflecting in nature – on their own. Admission will be free for all on event day. » Continue Reading.
SARANAC LAKE – Kids of all ages will get to explore big trucks and emergency vehicles, learn how they work and sit in the driver’s seat as the Saranac Lake Civic Center hosts Touch a Truck from 10 a.m. to 2p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 17.
Police, fire departments, towns, villages, contractors and businesses will bring an assortment of trucks, safety and rescue vehicles, and heavy equipment to the civic center for this family-friendly event. Food vendors will also be on hand, there will be activities for the kids, and much more. » Continue Reading.
The Lake George Association invites residents, businesses, and visitors to help get rid of trash that harms the Lake’s water quality and aquatic life
Lake George, NY- The Lake George Association (LGA), in partnership with the Warren County Sheriff’s Office, the Village of Lake George, and the Lake George Waterkeeper, will host the first annual “Clean Up Lake George” event on Sunday, September 17, 2023, in Lake George Village. Residents, businesses, and visitors are encouraged to participate in removing trash from the shoreline and in the water to protect water quality and aquatic plants and animals.
Owls Head NY – The Cook Farm is a small family operation, founded by first generation farmers Brandon & Laura Cook.
We raise a variety of livestock species including goats, pigs, turkeys, chickens, and ducks utilizing regenerative practices with an emphasis on the humane treatment of our animals. We are perhaps best known for the soaps that we make with our own goat’s milk. We sell our products at our farmstand and at local farmer’s markets. » Continue Reading.
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.
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.
[Tickets are available here:] https://www.eventbrite.com/e/blues-at-timbuctoo-tickets-707484664677
Lake George, NY – The region’s planning and economic development organization, the Lake Champlain-Lake George Regional Planning Board (LCLGRPB) is hosting the 2nd annual Forward Together Conference on October 5th, 2023, at the High Peaks Resort in Lake Placid from 8 a.m. to noon. This half-day event focuses on issues that impact the region and its communities, and includes transportation funding and partnerships, community asset-based planning and revitalization opportunities, and small business assistance programs.
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.
The Adirondack Canoe Classic — more commonly known as the 90-Miler — will celebrate its 40th anniversary Sept. 8-10, with over 250 boats and more than 700 paddlers.
The race is hosted by the Northern Forest Canoe Trail (NFCT) with support from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, dozens of businesses, nonprofits and communities, as well as countless volunteers. It takes paddlers on a three-day journey from Old Forge to Saranac Lake — the first 90 miles of the 740-mile Northern Forest Canoe Trail.
This event includes a full contingent of solo, tandem, four-person, and eight-person canoes as well as solo and tandem kayaks, one- and two-person guideboats, and stand-up paddle boards.
Whitehall, NY – Every year, a special festival gathers in the Washington County village of Whitehall. More than 2,000 people come to town for a chance to call and talk about the folklore-favorite Sasquatch. This month, they’ll do it again. Whitehall’s annual Sasquatch Festival & Calling Contest returns to town from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, September 30. The calling contest is split into kids’ and adult categories, with pre-registration open now. In addition to competing for the title of “Best Sasquatch Caller,” visitors can expect an array of vendors, Sasquatch-centric authors, games, food, and a full beer garden. » Continue Reading.
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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