Adirondack Calendar of Events: What to do May 27-30, 2011

The Adirondack Weekend Highlights for May 27-29, 2011.

This weekend as spring glides toward summer it is opening day for quite a few venues. The weekend in Central Adirondack celebrates the opening of the Adirondack Museum. In Malone and just beyond the Tri-Lakes the Wilder Homestead: Boyhood home to Almanzo. Makes you want to reread Farmer Boy! If you haven't, break out this young reader and learn about rural farm life!

Family Calendar of Events May 27-29, 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 - 5/27/11
Whiteface Memorial Highway is open for the season
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
6:00 p.m. 1st annual Ladies of the Elks Duck Derby in Malone’s Rec Park,
7:30 p.m. “After Five Brass," a brass quintet concert, at the Keene Valley Congregational Church, State Route 73 $12/person, Veterans/free.
8:00 p.m. Lake Placid Center for the Arts presents “Chicago”

Saturday - 5/28/11
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
11:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. Bowling opens at Romano’s Saranac Lanes in Saranac Lake
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Recreational Swim at Paul Smith’s College ($7/pp or $18/family) 327-6389
3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Garden with Kids (Plant Your Own Container Salad Box) at the Lake Placid Elementary School) FREE, part of Cornell Cooperative Extension Gardening Sundays
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. FREE Adventure Movie at the High Peaks Cyclery Guide House in Lake Placid,
8:00 p.m. Lake Placid Center for the Arts presents “Chicago”

Sunday - 5/29/11
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
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Lake Placid Olympic Museum open
6:00 p.m. Lake Placid Center for the Arts presents “Chicago”
7:00 p.m. Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts presents “A Tribute to Our Troops” with Peggy Lynn at the Beth Joseph Synagogue
8:00 p.m. Open Mic Night at the Guide House in Lake Placid

Monday, 5/30/11
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Historic Saranac Lake will host an open house for the WWI exhibit in the John Black Room before retiring the exhibit

Central Adirondack Family Time

Friday - 5/27/11
All Day Town-wide Garage Sale in Old Forge and Inlet. Pick up area maps at both Visitors Centers.
Opening Day for the Adirondack Museum
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 7th Annual Northeast National Pastel Exhibition until June 26
11:00 a.m. Old Forge Library Story Time

Saturday – 5/28/11
Old Forge Lake Cruises Opens
10:00 a.m. – 4:00p .m. Old Forge Art Center 7th Annual Northeast National Pastel Exhibition until June 26
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. FREE car wash compliments of the Central Adirondack sKiwanis Club and the Webb High School
3:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. The Adirondack Polka Festival in Old Forge at the Hiltebrant Recreation Center on North Street http://www.oldforgeny.com/documents/2011Flier.pdf

Sunday - 5/29/11
10:00 a.m. – 4:00p .m. Old Forge Art Center 7th Annual Northeast National Pastel Exhibition until June 26
noon – 3:00 p.m. Goodsell Museum Open House with music and refreshments
1:00 – 9:00 p.m. The Adirondack Polka Festival in Old Forge at the Hiltebrant Recreation Center on North Street

Monday, 5/30/11
10:00 a.m. American Legion Memorial Day Parade on Main Street Old Forge
4:00 p.m. Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts presents “A Tribute to Our Troops” with Peggy Lynn at the Long Lake Town Hall

Lake Champlain Adirondack Family Time
Crete Civic Center in Plattsburgh, 4 Beach Road, 518-563-4431

Friday - 5/27/11
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Adirondack Farmers’ Market behind the Adirondack Historical Museum in Elizabethtown
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
6:30 p.m. Mystery Library Theater at the Plattsburgh Public Library presents “The Law” (where bad cinema meets good people- comments from the audience are encouraged)

Saturday - 5/28/11
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)
9:00 a.m. North Star Underground Railroad Museum (Opening) in AuSable Chasm, 518-873-6466 FREE
9:30 a.m. Fifteenth Annual Open Épée Competition (9:30am)
Fort Ticonderoga
 Adults $15, Children 7-12 $7, Children 6 and under free, Seniors 60+ $13.50.www.fort-ticonderoga.org
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Child Seat Safety Clinic at the Champlain Center Mall in Plattsburgh
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Babbie Rural and Farm Learning Museum Opens, River Road in Peru h
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. Memorial Celebration at the grave of Lester Goodel Hack (Civil War Veteran) followed by Civil War exhibit at the Hancock House
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

Sunday - 5/29/11
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
noon Carnival in Crown Point Park Memorial Day Celebration
noon Memorial Day Parade at Chazy Recreation Park, turns south on Route 9 and ends at the reviewing stand outside American Legion Russell B. Childs Post 769
1:00 p.m. Willie Nelson Throw-Down Tour at the Champlain Valley Expo in Essex Junction
3:00 p.m. 100 Years of Broadway Chorale Concert at the United Church of Christ Elizabethtown


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

Friday - 5/27/11
9:00 a.m. 12th Annual Town Wide Yard Sale in Indian Lake
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Spring day trips to Ridin-Hy Ranch, $30 includes lunch, horseback ride and all activities
3:00 p.m. Pickin’ and Singin’ Folk Concert at the Saratoga County Fairgrounds, Ballston Spa
 Pot Luck Dinner at 7PM; New Generation Concert

Saturday - 5/28/11
9:00 a.m. Warrensburg Green Thumb Perennial Plant Swap
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. FREE Farmers’ Market at Christ Church, United Methodist, 54 Bay Street Glens Falls
9:00 a.m. Soap Box Derby & Rally Murray Street Glen Falls
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Spring Clean Up at Cat Mountain with the Lake George Land Conservancy
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Spring day trips to Ridin-Hy Ranch, $30 includes lunch, horseback ride and all activities
10:45 a.m. Pickin’ and Singin’ Folk Concert at the Saratoga County Fairgrounds, Ballston Spa
5:00 p.m. Schroon Lake School Carnival FREE to attend but each game costs a ticket (price to be determined)
7:00 p.m. Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts presents “A Tribute to Our Troops” with Peggy Lynn at the Indian Lake Theatre
7:00 p.m. FREE Concert Rev Tor Band at Shepard’s Park Lake George

Sunday - 5/29/11
9:00 a.m. Soap Box Derby & Rally Murray Street Glen Falls
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Spring day trips to Ridin-Hy Ranch, $30 includes lunch, horseback ride and all activities
11:00 a.m. Pickin’ and Singin’ Folk Concert at the Saratoga County Fairgrounds, Ballston Spa

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