Posts Tagged ‘Tannery Pond Center’

Saturday, April 13, 2024

Tannery Pond Center to hold Fundraising Dinner at Garnet Hill Lodge April 27

Tannery Pond Center to hold fundraising dinner graphic.

North Creek, NY – Tannery Pond Center invites the community to celebrate the arts and support their programs at the “Spring for the Arts” fundraising dinner on Saturday, April 27, 2024. The elegant evening kicks off at 6 p.m., with a delightful cocktail hour with music by Larkstrings duo, Jessica Belflower (Violin) and Tara Hanish (Cello), followed by dinner at 7 p.m. The picturesque setting for this special event will be the historic 1936 dining space at Garnet Hill Lodge, a generous donation by the owners Jim and Frances Rucker.

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Thursday, February 15, 2024

Snow Trains of the 1930s

People exit a snow train at the North Creek station

By James M Schaefer, Schenectady Wintersports Club 

This year, 2024 will be the 90th Anniversary of the Snow Trains that took many skiers and winter sports enthusiasts from Schenectady to North Creek in the southern Adirondacks! But that Snow Train had to wait until March 4th, 1934 to make its historic run. A lack of natural snow was the reason!

Following the 1932 Olympics in Lake Placid, the Schenectady Wintersports Club was organized to spur efforts to get trains to transport skiers to snowy destinations. My father, Vincent Schaefer and his friends, were leaders of the Club. Their 1932-1933 effort started with getting hundreds of Schenectadians, to sign petitions showing interest in a Snow Train.

They convinced the passenger agent of the Boston & Maine Railroad to run several day-trips from Schenectady to the mountains around Wilmington, Vermont. But Old Man Winter did not cooperate!

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Thursday, January 25, 2024

Schenectady to North Creek Snow Train events through March

Schenectady snow train logo

The 90th Anniversary of the first snow train to run between Schenectady and North Creek is being celebrated locally and in the Adirondacks through March 2024. Events in Rotterdam, Glenville and North Creek will highlight the legacy of this snow train and the people who initiated this long-running program that brought winter adventurers from Schenectady, NY to North Creek and Gore Mountain.

Known as the North Creek Snow Train, it first brought 378 skiers from Schenectady to North Creek on March 4, 1934. Skiing in the Adirondacks dates back to the early 1900s, but gained popularity through the 1920s and 1930s, leading to the 1932 Winter Olympics. Reliable transportation to ski the Adirondack mountain sides was unavailable, which prompted Vincent Schaefer, a founding member of the Schenectady Wintersports Club, to lobby railroad companies to establish a train schedule to the North Creek depot. The train was operated by the Delaware and Hudson Railroad Company. Round trip fare was $1.50 (approximately $35 today) and by 1936, snow trains were operating out of Albany and New York City. » Continue Reading.


Saturday, January 28, 2023

Tannery Pond Center announces series of coffeehouse concerts

Tannery Pond Center Winter Coffeehouse Concert featuring Ethan Crowley.

The Tannery Pond Center is pleased to announce a series of upcoming winter coffeehouse concerts that showcase the talents of many area musicians. The next coffeehouse concert is slated for tomorrow, Sunday, January 29 and will feature Ethan Crowley, a talented young artist with music style and production experience beyond his 18 years. See below for additional winter coffeehouse concerts scheduled for February and March.

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Wednesday, January 11, 2023

Tannery Pond Center announces roundup of events

North Creek, NY- The Tannery Pond Center has recently announced a roundup of winter activities that will suit a variety of ages and interests, including an American Red Cross Blood Drive community event, Winter Coffeehouse Series concerts, a Local Talent Night which showcases area musicians, a Ski Movie Night, a new Widlund Gallery exhibit called Daring Descents: Images of Mountain Sports, a yoga session, and a Kids’ Valentine’s Themed Art Workshop. See below for more details about these events.

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Monday, December 5, 2022

Holiday events on tap in North Creek

Christmas tree ornaments.

All are invited to help bring a bit of light and joy to the community by participating in an array of holiday-themed events and activities planned around North Creek, NY. See the following for a calendar of events.

North Creek Community Lighting Contest:

The community is once again encouraging businesses and residents to vie for the prize. Register your residence or business at the Town Hall by calling (518) 251-2421, ext. 2 and give Joanne your address for the competition. Prizes will be awarded for the best decorated in three categories, best residence, best not-for-profit, and best business. The prize is $300 cash in each category. The registration deadline is December 10. Judging will take place between December 10 and 18, and winners will be announced at the town board meeting on December 20. The Warren County Planning Department will list your address on the county’s site, so holiday light enthusiasts can see your efforts.

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Wednesday, November 23, 2022

North Creek: Tannery Pond Center announces lineup of winter events

Those looking to get into the festive holiday spirit are encouraged to check out what is in store at The Tannery Pond Center in North Creek. The center has recently announced a lineup of winter events to suit a wide array of interests. On the docket for this winter, is a kids’ art project fair, holiday concerts, a new exhibition in the Widlund Gallery, and much more.

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Thursday, September 8, 2022

North Creek: Tannery Pond Center announces lineup of Fall events

The Tannery Pond Center (TPC) in North Creek has announced a lineup of Fall events to suit a wide variety of interests. The center will host a series of five workshops designed to inspire participants to delve into their creativity to create one-a-kind works. Also on the docket for this Fall, is the center’s Rockin’ Roots Community Social, a free community event that will be held on October 1. The social will feature live music, a creative cake contest, kids’ activities, artist demonstrations, food trucks, and more.

Space is limited for the workshops, and discounts are offered for those who opt to register for multiple events. For more information, click here.

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Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Adirondack area non-profits welcome new hires, trustees

Several Adirondack-area nonprofit organizations, including the Adirondack Mountain Club (ADK), Adirondack Foundation, Protect the Adirondacks, and the Tannery Pond Center in North Creek recently announced a lineup of new hires including trustees.

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Thursday, March 24, 2022

Tannery Pond Center: North Creek arts center announces major expansion

Tannery Pond Center (TPC), the arts organization in North Creek, NY is on a path of major rebirth and transformation. The Town of Johnsburg has agreed to lease the Tannery Pond building, with its fine theater, gallery spaces, offices and community meeting rooms, to the nonprofit Tannery Pond Center which will assume responsibility and control of this valuable regional asset. The Town and TPC are working to finalize the lease documents in early 2022.

 

Tannery Pond Center is excited to announce a generous $75,000 matching gift challenge from local philanthropist Glenn Pearsall to support this transformative endeavor. The vision for the future is to be the premier venue for arts and community gathering in the southern Adirondacks, humming with creativity, learning, diverse arts programming, opportunities for community gatherings and a welcoming visitor center. As of March 2022, the Board and supporters of the Tannery Pond Center have almost matched the Pearsall gift and are on track to far exceed it in order to secure the future. This outpouring of support demonstrates a confidence in the future as well as excitement about the potential of Tannery Pond.

 

In order to achieve these ambitious goals, Tannery Pond Center is adding a second full-time staff person, and is starting a search for a dynamic Executive Director who can lead the organization into the next stage of its growth. A job description and information about how to apply is posted on the Tannery Pond website, www.tannerypond.org/jobs

For more information about the Tannery Pond Center visit https://www.tannerypond.org/or call (518) 251-2505, ext. 128.

Photo at top courtesy of Donna Welch.



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