This summer, every Friday morning at 11 AM throughout the months of July and August, Tupper Arts will be presenting the Little Loggers Kids Show Series—a series of events that includes interactive children’s shows, music, magic, dance and theater. The shows take place at the Tupper Lake Sunset Stage Bandshell on the water, come at no cost, and lunches will be provided immediately after courteous of the Aseel Family Fund.
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Tupper Arts in conjunction with the Village of Tupper Lake will be hosting its 2020 summer music series at the Tupper Lake Sunset Stage. The Monday night concerts are free and open to the public and feature a variety of local bands and plays, with a special event and fireworks for the Fourth of July holiday.
The Tupper Lake Sunset Stage is in Flanders Park at the base of Mill Street, next to the Little Loggers Playground. If inclement weather, the venue will be changed to the Tupper Lake Middle/High School Auditorium at 25 Chaney Ave.
The schedule is as follows: (All shows start at 7 unless otherwise stated)
The Tupper Art Center is currently closed for now due to the quarantine and it’s possible they may delay the opening of the following events or opt for a virtual format. Regardless, they are preparing for a number of events to be happening soon over the coming months:.
They are currently calling for artists for their 47th annual Tupper Lake Art Show, to take place at 106 Park St, Tupper Lake, on June 17 – July 11. Artists may submit up to 4 hanging works of art per individual, of any medium. Tables are available for 3 dimensional projects and floor space will be available for larger works of art. The drop-off is Saturday June 13 and Sunday June 14 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The reception is Wednesday, June 17, 6 to 8 p.m., and the pick-up will be July 12-13. To learn more about the art show and to find forms to enter, just visit this link.
There will also be an Adirondacks Woodcrafts Show from July 14 – July 30, with the opening reception being on July 14 from 5 – 7 p.m. For more information you can contact [email protected].
Getting fresh air is more important than ever this coming summer during the public health crises, but it would be wise to remember that both ticks and people are going to be active and outside. Laura Harrington, a professor of entomology, vector biologist, and Director of the CDC Northeast Regional Center for Excellence in Vector Borne Diseases (NEVBD) has shared some tips on how to avoid ticks.
A bacterial infection that causes Lyme disease is the most important tick-borne human infection in the U.S., with around 200,000-300,000 reported cases per year. The blacklegged tick or ‘deer tick’ is the vector of Lyme disease in most of the U.S. It can also transmit other pathogens to people and pets, including the agents that cause babesiosis, anaplasmosis and Powassan disease. Blacklegged ticks are most common in forested areas and shaded trail edges with abundant leaf litter and shrubby plants, Harrington says.
Harrington recommends a few personal protection measures to keep ticks from biting, such as tick repellent, first and foremost. She also recommends light-colored clothing, and to tuck your pantlegs into your socks. It also wouldn’t hurt to treat your clothing with permethrin, or to purchase permethrin-treated clothing. Remember to check yourself for ticks often as well, both while hiking and after you get home! It only takes 24-48 hours after the tick attaches before it can begin to transmit Lyme disease. For other pathogens like the Powassan virus, transmission can happen quickly, so it is good to check as often as possible.
Check for ticks all over your body, including your back, neck, and hairline. If you happen to find a tick, carefully remove it with sharp tweezers by grasping as close to the point of attachment as possible and pulling. Once you are back inside, place your clothes in the dryer for at least 20 minutes, and take a shower (a good place to perform a tick check). You can also place your clothes in a sealed garbage bag to dry later.
For the first time in its 105 year history, the Seagle Music Colony in Schroon Lake is cancelling its summer season.
Tony Kostecki and Darren K. Woods, the General and Artistic Directors of the Seagle Music Colony, made the decision for the health and safety of their artists, staff, patrons, and audience members. Seagle leadership did not make this decision lightly and had the following to say about it in an announcement sent this week:
Updated on 8/11
We are keeping a close look on popular Adirondack area attractions and putting together this list of closures/delays. This is where we’ll add openings, too as they happen (scroll to the bottom of the list).
Feel free to contribute in the comments section and/or send notices to [email protected]
Elk Lake Lodge (North Hudson) — closed for 2020 season
Great Camp Sagamore (Raquette Lake) — closed for 2020 season
Adirondack Carousel (Saranac Lake) — closed until further notice
Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts (Blue Mountain Lake) — online offerings only through the summer season
Adirondack Experience museum (Blue Mountain Lake) — offering digital programming only for this summer season
The Clinton County Historical Association Museum (Plattsburgh) will remain closed to the public indefinitely. In addition, the opening of the Bluff Point Lighthouse is also on hold.
Enchanted Forest Water Safari (Old Forge) — closed for the 2020 season
Fulton County Historical Society & Museum (Gloversville) — closed for the 2020 season
Island Chapel (Upper Saranac Lake) — closed for 2020
Lake Luzerne Music Center (Lake Luzerne) — summer camp and concert season are cancelled
Meadowmount School of Music (Westport) — closed for the summer
National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) — Adirondack programs delayed until July
Olympic Regional Development Authority — attractions include the Olympic Center, Whiteface Mountain, the Olympic Jumping Complex and the Olympic Sports Complex at Mount Van Hoevenberg — remain closed.
Raquette Lake Navigation (Raquette Lake) — closed for the 2020 season
Schroon North Hudson Historical Museum — closed for the summer
Seagle Music Colony (Schroon Lake) — canceled summer season
The Sembrich (Bolton Landing) — summer music festival cancelled; museum currently closed
Six Flags Great Escape Resort (Lake George) — Theme park and lodge are temporarily closed
Speculator Craft Fair (Speculator) — Hamilton County Twigs will not hold its annual August craft fair this year.
Adirondack Food and Wine Festival — 2020 event canceled; 2021 dates set for June 26-27.
Adirondack Nationals Car Show (Lake George) — Originally set for Sept, canceled for 2020.
Adirondack Balloon Festival (Queensbury) — Canceled in 2020
90 Miler Canoe Race, aka the Adirondack Canoe Classic (Old Forge to Saranac Lake) — Canceled in 2020.
Adirondack Folk Music Festival (Schroon Lake) — Canceled, along with summer concert series in Schroon Lake.
The next festival is scheduled for Aug. 15, 2021.
Depot Theatre (Westport) — 2020 season canceled/postponed until 2021; alternative programming planned.
Clinton County Fair (Morrisonville) — canceled for 2020
Essex County Fair (Westport) — canceled for 2020
First Night Saranac Lake — 2020 event canceled
Franklin County Fair (Malone) – canceled for 2020
Elvis Festival (Lake George) — canceled
Fishing tournaments (Massena) — The Town of Massena and Fishing League Worldwide are canceling two major FLW tournaments that were to have been held in Massena this summer. The Toyota Series 2020 Tournament (July 9 to 13) and Pro Circuit Championship (Aug. 24 to 29) are both canceled.
Ironman (Lake Placid) — Both the full triathlon and half triathlon canceled for 2020. Next full tri takes place July 25, 2021; half tri canceled for 2021 as well.
Otis Mountain Get Down (Elizabethtown) — Annual music festival canceled
Lake George Music Festival (Lake George) — Season postponed to 2021; virtual events planned
Lake Placid Sinfonietta (Lake Placid) — Summer season canceled
Lake Placid Horse Shows (Lake Placid) — canceled their events/summer season
Adirondack Theatre Festival (Glens Falls) — Summer program/events canceled
Saranac Lake weekly concerts on the green — canceled
Ausable Two-Fly Challenge (Wilmington) – rescheduled for September 17-19, 2020
Black Fly Challenge (Inlet/Indian Lake) – postponed until June 12, 2021
Hoss’s Country Corner (Long Lake) — canceled this year’s Authors Night
Summer Naturalist Programs at Heart Lake (Lake Placid) – canceled for 2020
Ticonderoga Triathlon Festival (Ticonderoga) – Postponed until June 19, 2021.
Tupper Arts Summer Sunset music series (Tupper Lake) — canceled/postponed until 2021, along with Little Loggers kids shows.
Tupper Lake Tinman (Tupper Lake) – Will be held as a virtual event open from June 27 to July 27.
Tupper Lake Warrior Run (Tupper Lake) – postponed until Fall 2020
Wilmington Uphill Bike Race (Wilmington) – postponed until 2021
Wilmington-Whiteface 100K (Wilmington) – postponed until fall 2020
Pilot Knob (Lake George)
The Pinnacle (Bolton)
Cobble Hill (Lake Placid)
Rattlesnake Mountain (Willsboro)
Lake Flower Boat Launch is closed due to construction (not COVID-related) (Saranac Lake)
Whiteface Mountain Ski Area is closed to public access. This blocks public access to Bear Den Mountain Trailhead and Trail.
The shuttle in the town of Keene between the Marcy Field Parking Lot and the Garden Trailhead remains closed.
Youth summer camps are closed to overnight stays. Day camps are still permitted.
Akwesasne Mohawk Casino (Hogansburg): Opening Aug. 31 (updated from original Aug. 3 date)
Hyde Collection (Glens Falls) — Reopened Aug. 1
Tucker Farm (Gabriels) — Annual corn maze opens Aug 14
Saranac Lake Winter Carnival to go forward with planning 2021 event
Gore Mountain (Northville): Open for disc golf, biking, hiking and gondola rides
Silver Lake Bog Trail (Clinton County) — Reopened
Historic Saranac Lake — Saranac Laboratory Museum open Thursdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
DEC fire towers: open
Otter Creek Horse Trails: Campground reopened (Lewis County)
Ausable Chasm (Port Kent) — While adventurous activities, like tubing and rock climbing, aren’t yet available, the park’s five miles of scenic trails have been opened for hiking and exploring since June 15.
The Almanzo Wilder Homestead in Burke, NY is now open for private tours by appointment Thursday through Monday. The Visitor Center is open to the public.
ORDA-run Olympics properties reopen: A new zipline at the Olympic Jumping Complex opened on July 17. The new gondola at the complex is also now open.
Mountain biking on the cross-country trails of Mt. Van Hoevenberg is now available.
The Veterans Memorial Highway at Whiteface is open.
The Wild Center — Reopened July 15
Saranac Lake Chamber’s Welcome Center — opened July 2
Lake George Steamboat Co. (Lake George) — Opened on June 13
Hotel Saranac (Saranac Lake) — Reopened June 15
The Hedges (Blue Mountain Lake) — Opened June 17
TAUNY Center and Folk Store (Canton) — Reopened on June 8.
Adirondack Artists Guild (Saranac Lake) — Begins gradual reopening on June 19. For the remainder of June, the Gallery will be open Fridays and Saturdays, from 11 – 3 pm, which could expand in July.
View Arts Center (Old Forge) has a target reopening to the public on June 29.
Fort Ticonderoga (Ticonderoga) — Opening for the season on June 30
Adirondack Animal Land (Gloversville) — Opening July 1 as a drive-through attraction
Adirondack Folk School (Lake Luzerne) is open and classes have resumed.
Tupper Arts Center (Tupper Lake) has a target reopening of July 15.
Fishing tournaments: The 2020 SiteOne Bassmaster Elite tournament on the St. Lawrence is slated to take place July 23-26. The following week, from July 30-Aug. 2, Bassmaster Elite tournament takes place on Lake Champlain.
NYS Campgrounds: New York State Park campsites, cabins and cottages are currently open. Click here to make a reservation for all available sites – including tents, trailers, RVs, cabins, yurts and cottages. Reservations are expected to fill quickly. No walk-up camping stays will be accepted. DEC campgrounds: DEC-managed campgrounds in the Adirondacks and Catskills are now open as well.
Whiteface Club and Resort (Lake Placid) is in the process of reopening.
The Lake Champlain Ferry between Essex, NY and Charlotte, VT is scheduled to reopen on May 1.
Spirit Airlines to resume service to/from Plattsburgh airport starting May 2
NYS-run beaches opened Friday, May 22.
Adirondack Mountain Club’s High Peaks Information Center reopened May 22. Parking at Adirondak Loj Trailhead remains open to the public for a fee, but vehicles should be more than six feet apart. The restrooms on the back porch of the High Peaks Information Center are also open.
The Sembrich in Bolton Landing has announced this year’s Summer Festival, titled “20/20 Musical Visionaries.” Created by Artistic Director Richard Wargo, the season features composers, performers, and educators and takes place June 5 – Sept. 2.
“With Beethoven on the 250th anniversary of his birth as a figurehead, our season is dedicated to extraordinary trailblazing talents in the world of music…We strive, as ever, to create a summer series that is both entertaining and enriching and to present to our audience an eclectic mix of programs in a wide array of styles. There is something for everyone, from chamber music classics to vocal recitals, children’s events, arthouse films, and our ever-popular lakeside World Music Wednesdays,” said Wargo in a press release announcing the Festival.
If trees held a race to see which would be among the first to have their leaves turn color, the winners would be losers. Premature leaf color change is a reliable indicator of failing health, and the worse a tree’s condition, the sooner it begins to turn.
Precious few places in the world have a fall color show like ours, and the display that northern hardwoods produce each autumn never fails to fill me with awe and appreciation. But when it starts in July, as was the case again this year on some roadside maples, I know those trees aren’t long for this world. In early August even some forest hardwoods growing on thin rocky soils began to show color, which is also unusual. » Continue Reading.
While there are many cool season crops that do well up here, most home gardeners spend the summer waiting for the royalty of crops to ripen: tomatoes! » Continue Reading.
This means Northern New York is basically surrounded by it and the cool, wet weather we had in June through mid-July created ideal conditions for this disease. Only tomatoes and potatoes are affected by this particular pathogen. » Continue Reading.
Nothing provides a steady shot of color to your yard more than annual flowers. Once they begin to bloom they will keep producing flowers for the rest of the summer. Perennial flowers are beautiful but are usually only in bloom for a couple of weeks. For non-stop color and plenty of flowers for cutting, annual flowers are ideal.
After waiting for seedlings or young transplants to get established and begin to push out growth, the last thing gardeners are inclined to do is cut them back. But some judicious pinching right now will pay off with many more stems and flowers than if they had been left alone. » Continue Reading.
Around the time when the puffy, spherical clusters of seeds appear on dandelions, male hummingbirds are engaging in their courtship flights, and hoards of black flies arrive when the air become humid, June bugs make their annual appearance during the evening around porch lights, street lamps, and well illuminated windows.
When indoors at this time of year after dark, it is common to hear the sound of this hefty, hard-shelled bug repeatedly flying into a screen, continuously beating its wings against a window pane, or buzzing around an outside light, as if attempting to get directly into the source of illumination. » Continue Reading.
Is it possible to survive time spent in a room so hot that it could fry a steak and eggs? Listen to my tale of a famous series of experiments conducted in England in 1775.
Two of the great botanists of the time, Joseph Banks and Daniel Solander, braved the inferno with only minor discomfort and lived to tell the tale. The action heats up in this week’s edition of All Things Natural with Ed Kanze. » Continue Reading.
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