Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Adirondack Family Time Events and Activities for June 23-25, 2017

Have a great weekend from the Adirondack Park! There are a variety of activities and events happening around the Adirondack region this weekend that are great family fun! These highlights are for everyone. If you are retired, a senior, parents, single, pet owner or dog owner. Enjoy your time in the Adirondacks! 

The Adirondack Family Time Weekend Calendar of Events and Activities for June 23-25, 2017.  

Adirondack High Peaks/Tri-Lakes (Lake Placid/Saranac Lake/Tupper Lake and Beyond- What to do in Tupper Lake, Lake Placid, Malone, Paul Smiths, Bloomingdale, Gabriels, Wilmington, Jay, Upper Jay, Keene, Keene Valley New York (NY)

Adirondack High Peaks/Tri-Lakes (Lake Placid/Saranac Lake/Tupper Lake and Beyond Calendar Highlights for June 23-25, 2017: St Eustice Strawberry Festival, St Regis Canoe Outfitters Saranac River Clean-up, Tupper Lake Tinman, Saranac Village Game Night, Adirondack Pollinator Project, High Peaks Cyclery Mini Triathlon, Adirondack Carousel, Whiteface Adventure Park, Olympic Jumping Center Chairlift and Elevator Open, Paul Smith's VIC Native Species 
Butterfly House,  

Champlain Valley Adirondack Family Time  What to do with kids, family in Ausable Forks, Ticonderoga, Crown Point, Westport, Port Henry, Elizabethtown and Keeseville, Wadams, Essex and Plattsburgh, Lake Champlain, New York (NY) 

Champlain Valley Calendar Highlights for June 23-25, 2017Rulf's Orchard Strawberry Festival,  Crown Point Strawberry Festival, Ticonderoga Star Trek Set Tour, Babbie Learning and Rural Museum Woodworking Festival, Raptor Day at Pointe Au Roche, CATS High Point trail opening in Willsboro, Meet "Super Why" at Champlain Centre, 

Southern Adirondack Family Time  What to do with kids, family in Schroon Lake, North Creek, Indian Lake, Whitehall, Lake George, Caroga Lake, Mayfield, Lake Luzerne, Bolton Landing, Gloversville, Thurman, Warrensburg, Hague New York (NY)  

Southern Adirondack Calendar Highlights for June 23-25, 2017: Lake George Volunteer Fireman 3-day Craft Show,  Lake George Steamboat Company Bicentennial Celebration (all summer), Worship in the Adirondacks Rock Concert, Adirondack Runner 10K Run, Adirondack Food and Wine Festival, Friday Concert at the Park, 

Central Adirondack Family Time including What to do with kids, family in Cranberry Lake, Newcomb, Thendara , Raquette Lake, Blue Mountain Lake, Long Lake, Old Forge, Northville, Caroga Lake, Star Lake, Croghan, Indian Lake and Inlet New York (NY) 
Central Adirondack Calendar Highlights for June 23-25, 2017: McCauley Mountain Scenic Chairlift, Adirondack Adventure Course, Inlet Fishing Derby, Garnet Hill Opening Day, Great Camp Sagamore tours, Water Safari discounts 

© Diane Chase is the author of the Adirondack Family Time™ guidebook series. Adirondack Family Time™guidebooks have easy, short Adirondack family hikes for ADK kids, parents, retired, seniors, dog-owners, Adirondack swimming holes, Lake Placid Olympic activities, Adirondack trivia, Adirondack horseback rides, Adirondack snowshoe family trails and more. Look for the Adirondack family guidebooks online or bookstores/museums/sporting good stores. Diane is currently working on the next Adirondack Family Activities™ guide.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Over 28 Adirondack Independence (July 4) Fireworks Celebrations!

Where are you going to watch Adirondack Independence Day (Fourth of July) fireworks? 

There are over 25 different locations around the Adirondacks and beyond pulling out all the stops to help celebrate Independence Day. (The Fourth of July) in the United States isn't just about the family barbecues as families gather to celebrate the declaration of independence from Great Britain in 1776.  

The festive day can also be gestured in with the sound of a baseball game or the  ring of horseshoes or corn hole as well as parades, games and way too much food. 

 The Adirondack Park is no different than all the other parts of the country. There is certainly a lot to do in the Adirondacks around Independence Day and a lot of choices to make on how you will spend your time. One activity that is a constant when celebrating July 4th is the evening fireworks display.
Many towns around the Adirondacks have full day celebrations with face painting, live music and even barbeques. Some towns have live music preceding the firework display while others have parades to show their pride in the ol' "red, white, and blue."

Monday, June 19, 2017

Adirondack Farmers Markets Open for the 2017 Season!

For other listings of farm stands, produce
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Updated 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

Where to buy farm fresh food on Mondays? Farmers Market Monday
Where to buy farm fresh food on Tuesdays? Farmers Market Tuesday
Where to buy farm fresh food on Wednesday? Farmers' Market Wednesday
Where to buy farm fresh food on Thursdays? Farmers' Market Thursday
Where to buy farm fresh food on Friday? Farmers' Market Friday
Where to buy farm fresh food on Saturday? Farmers' Market Saturday
Where to buy farm fresh food on Sunday? Farmers' Market Sunday

Looking forward to that favorite farm vendor? Here is a list of Adirondack Farmers' Markets.  Enjoy the harvest! 

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Friday, June 16, 2017

Pendragon Theatre’s FICTION: A Brilliant Shell Game of Truth and Fiction

Pendragon Theatre presents Steven Dietz's FICTION.
Opening Night: June 16 at 8 pm

“A secret, like a disease, is a very human thing. It hides inside you. Discovers where you are most vulnerable. And then it hurts you”
~ Linda Waterman (Steven Dietz's FICTION)

Summary: Fiction by Steven Dietz opens up the world of successful writers Linda and Michael Waterman. When a diagnosis upends their safe haven, the pages of their journals and diaries makes each question what they really know about each other. The past and present merge while trust and treachery play hand in hand in unexpected twists and turns.

Location: Pendragon Theatre, 15 Brandy Brook Ave Saranac Lake, NY 12983
Admission: $25/adult, $22/senior, $15/students, $15/matinees
Dates: Opening Night: June 16, June 17,20,21,22,23 at 8 pm, and June 18, 25 at 2 pm

(Saranac Lake) Steven Dietz’s FICTION takes the Pendragon Theatre stage by storm in its opening summer production and Patron’s Pick.  Director Allison Studdiford brings this ensemble cast of three together for an elaborate shell game of truth and fiction.

The play weaves between past and present as the audience learns how Michael Waterman, now a popular writer and his wife Linda, a college professor, met at a Paris café. Michael (John Nicholson) and Linda (Leslie Dame) set the play’s tone from the beginning with a lively debate over the best rock n’ roll vocal performance of all time. The timeline shifts to the present where Linda is teaching a fiction class and using her one published work as the text for her students instead of her husband’s popular “made for the big screen” books.  

Linda (Leslie Dame) addresses the audience as her students
in Steven Dietz's FICTION
The play is a chess match with each character’s move changing the direction of the game. When Linda receives a terminal diagnosis, she offers her journals for Michael to read when she is gone. Her dying request is that she be able to read Michael’s journals as well.

Mary Olin's minimalist scenic design allows the play to easily transition between timelines from a French cafe to the Watermans' living room. It's Kent Barren's lighting which sets the tone. Moonlight glows through sheer curtains strengthening the fluctuating timeline. Blues and purples wash over the actors in moments of melancholy. Kent Streed always brings reality to any performance he is tasked with costuming. He has draped the actors to match their personalities with simple options such as Linda's tightly buttoned sweater or Michael's leather jacket.    

Leslie Dame brings a heart-wrenching performance as the terminal Linda. Dame’s Linda is, on one hand, rigidly academic while lecturing her students or on the other, mournfully stoic as she suggests that a diagnosis should be given in meals left to eat rather than weeks left to live. Later we are even gifted a young joyful Linda just beginning her writing life.

Eight (8) Adirondack U-Pick Strawberry Fields and Strawberry Festivals (June-Strawberries!)

Though we have had more rain than sun over the last few days, strawberries are starting to ripen and Pick-Your-Own fields are planning on opening to the public over the next couple of weeks.

Festivals are set to gesture in summer with all things strawberry.  On Father's Day, June 18 the Wadhams Strawberry Festival takes place at the Wadhams Church Hall.

St. Eustace in Lake Placid is hosting their strawberry festival and craft on June 24 from from 11:30 - 2 pm, right on Main Street in Lake Placid. 

Rulf's Strawberry Festival 
Rulf’s Orchard in Peru is holding their annual Strawberry Festival on June 24 with a bounce house, vendors, strawberry shortcake eating contest and wagon rides to the U-Pick patch. Rolf's strawberry fields are open for U-Pick. Anyone can also pick up a quart of berries at the near store.  Country Dream Farm will be offering free horse and wagon ride to the fields.