Friday, May 20, 2011

Adirondack Calendar of Events: What to do May 20-22, 2011

The Adirondack Weekend Highlights for May 20-22, 2011.

This weekend as spring glides toward summer it is opening day in Adirondack High Peaks for Whiteface Memorial Highway. There is a FREE community day at the Wild Center, MayFaire in Raybrook, plays and musical activities galore!

Fort Ticonderoga is open for the season and offering free admission to all local residents. For anyone else if you sign up for there e-newsetter you will get 10% off admission.

In the Southern Adirondacks Great Escape will be opening its doors for the season.   Don't forget the Adirondack Mountain Club's annual Black Fly Ball! Enjoy your Adirondack weekend. 

BTW, Saturday, May 21, is also National Learn to Fly Day.
Family Calendar of Events May 20-22, 2011

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

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 and Inlet New York (NY)

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

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


High Peaks/Tri-Lakes Region and Beyond Adirondack Family Time

Friday - 5/20/11
Whiteface Memorial Highway Opens
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. High Falls Gorge opens for the season daily
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. The Wild Center is open on weekends until Memorial Weekend 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Lake Placid Olympic Museum open
noon – 6:00 p.m. 12th annual Ausable River 2-fly challenge $75.00 Competitive division: $75.00 Children's division(under 16): $25 Banquet only: $30.00 www.ausbaleflyfishing.com
1:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Babbling Brook Bluegrass Festival in Westville Center, NY
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Diva Night at Brush On In! in Lake Placid
8:00 p.m. Lake Placid Center for the Arts presents “Chicago”

Saturday - 5/21/11
7:30 a.m. Birding at Hulls Falls Road near Marcy Field as part of the Northern NY Audubon
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. High Falls Gorge opens for the season open daily
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. The Wild Center is open on weekends until Memorial Weekend
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Lake Placid Olympic Museum open
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. FREE Community Day at the Wild Center, Tupper Lake
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Northern Lights School presents its annual May Faire with crafts, petting zoo, puppet play and toy/plant sale at Roger Quinn Memorial Park in Ray Brook
10:00 a.m. – noon Saranac Lake Civic Center Bicycle Rodeo with safety course, helmet trade-in and raffle
11:00 a.m. Pendragon Theatre and the Colgate Children Theatre Workshop will present a FREE performance of “They say her name is Alice”
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. North Elba Horse Showgrounds presents Touch A Truck Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for children and toddlers 2 and under are admitted for free. Benefiting the LP Afterschool program
11:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. Bowling opens at Romano’s Saranac Lanes in Saranac Lake
noon – 10:00 p.m. Babbling Brook Bluegrass Festival in Westville Center, NY
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Recreational Swim at Paul Smith’s College ($7/pp or $18/family) 327-6389
8:00 p.m. Lake Placid Center for the Arts presents “Chicago”

Sunday - 5/22/11
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Babbling Brook Bluegrass Festival in Westville Center, NY
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. High Falls Gorge opens for the season (closed Weds and Thurs until May 6 then open daily)
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. The Wild Center is open on weekends until Memorial Weekend 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Lake Placid Olympic Museum open
8:00 p.m. Open Mic Night at the Guide House in Lake Placid


Central Adirondack Family Time

Friday - 5/20/11
All Day Adirondack Paddlefest (largest on-water canoe and Kayak sale ) Mountainman Outdoor Supply Company, Old Forge
10:00 a.m. – 4:00p .m. Old Forge Art Center open Themed Exhibition is H2O
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Goodsell Museum in Old Forge presents “Floating Letters: Webb’s Mail Boats”
10:00 a.m. – 4:00p .m. Old Forge Art Center open Themed Exhibition is Celebrating Family Farms in the Tug Hill Region (until May 22)
11:00 a.m. Old Forge Library Story Time
5:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. on Saturday 5th Annual Lamphear Fishing Derby Raquette Lake Call 315-354-4581
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
7:30 p.m. Soul Steps at Long Lake Town Hall

Saturday – 5/21/11
All Day Adirondack Paddlefest (largest on-water canoe and Kayak sale ) Mountainman Outdoor Supply Company, Old Forge
All day (ends at 1:00 p.m. ) 5th Annual Lamphear Fishing Derby Raquette Lake Call 315-354-4581
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Adirondack Fishing Expo at the Community Center, 183 Park Avenue, Old Forge
10:00 a.m. – 4:00p .m. Old Forge Art Center open Themed Exhibition is Celebrating Family Farms in the Tug Hill Region (until May 22)

Sunday - 5/22/11
All Day Adirondack Paddlefest (largest on-water canoe and Kayak sale ) Mountainman Outdoor Supply Company, Old Forge
Goodsell Museum in Old Forge presents “Floating Letters: Webb’s Mail Boats”
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Adirondack Fishing Expo at the Community Center, 183 Park Avenue, Old Forge
10:00 a.m. – 4:00p .m. Old Forge Art Center open Themed Exhibition is Celebrating Family Farms in the Tug Hill Region (until May 22)

Lake Champlain Adirondack Family Time

Friday - 5/20/11
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Babbie Rural and Farm Learning Museum Opens, River Road in Peru
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Hancock House in Ticonderoga is open www.thehancockhouse.org
7:30 p.m. 100 Years of Broadway Chorale Concert at the Essex Community Church in Essex

Saturday - 5/21/11
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Plattsburgh Farmers’ and Crafters’ market (Starting on June 29 there will be a Wednesday Farmer’s Market as well)
9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Crown Point State Historic Site is open for the season (Thursday – Monday 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. FREE to tour the ruins and $4/adults, $3/Fr and Students, FREE children 12-under)
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. B.E.S.T. Walk and Bicycle Rodeo at the Essex County Fairgrounds, Westport
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Art in Nature at Pok-O-Mac in Willsboro $7 per child.
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Babbie Rural and Farm Learning Museum Opens, River Road in Peru
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Family Fun Day at Point Au Roche, Plattsburgh Make a bucket garden, smooties and storytime
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Yoga and Hike at ok-O-MacCready Center, Willsboro $15/adult
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Hancock House in Ticonderoga is open
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Story time at the Chazy Public Library
11:00 a.m. Story Time at Chester Public Library
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. North Country Squares Dancing at the Clinton County Fairgrounds
7:00 p.m. Vaudleville: to benefit Literacy Volunteers at the Whallonsburg Grange Hall
Route 22, Essex: Adults/$10, 12 and under $5
7:00 p.m. Volkan Orhan Conver presented by Piano by Nature  at the Hand House Parlor in Elizabethtown

Sunday - 5/22/11
8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. All you can eat breakfat at the Saranac Fire Station $7/adults, $6/children/seniors and under 5/free
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Babbie Rural and Farm Learning Museum Opens, River Road in Peru
3:00 p.m. 100 Years of Broadway Chorale Concert at the United Church of Christ Elizabethtown
3:00 p.m. Volkan Orhan Conver presented by Piano by Nature  at the Hand House Parlor in Elizabethtown

Southern Adirondack Family Time
Circle B Ranch in Chestertown is open on holidays and weekends, 518-494-4888 -

Friday - 5/20/11
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Spring day trips to Ridin-Hy Ranch, $30 includes lunch, horseback ride and all activities
4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Fourth Anniversary of Jay Street Studios in Schenectady. Come celebrate with music, food and interactive action paiting
5:00 p.m. Lion’s Club Scholarship Dinner in Speculator $15/adults, $8/children under 8
7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. High-Performance Boat Parade on Canada Street in Lake George Village
8:00 p.m. Glove Performing Arts Center presents “Loves of Anatol”

Saturday - 5/21/11
8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. FREE Kids’ Fishing Derby at Brant Lake Mill Pond (Rt 8) children 15 and under
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Lake George Garden Club’s annual perennial plant sale at Shepard’s Park
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. FREE Farmers’ Market at Christ Church, United Methodist, 54 Bay Street Glens Falls
10:00 a.m. Opening Day for Great Escape
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Spring day trips to Ridin-Hy Ranch, $30 includes lunch, horseback ride and all activities
7:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m. Black Fly Ball at Hiland Park Country Club in Queensbury. Contact the Adirondack Mountain Club

7:30 p.m. Our Town Theatre Group (OTTG) presents Soul Steps at the Tannery Pond Community Center, North Creek, $15/adults, $10/students
8:00 p.m. Wood Theatre presents Armed Forces Day Concerts with the Lake George Community Band

Sunday - 5/22/11
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Join in the Bolton Landing Conservation Park Clean-up Day (build trails and community garden) while enjoying live music, pig road and bonfire
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Spring day trips to Ridin-Hy Ranch, $30 includes lunch, horseback ride and all activities
2:30 p.m. Wood Theatre presents Armed Forces Day Concerts with the Lake George Community Band

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