Adirondack Weekend Calendar of Events: What to do June 3-5, 2011

By Diane Chase, Adirondack Family Time


Adirondack Weekend Highlights for June 3-5, 2011.

This weekend is the beginning of festival season. High Peaks/Tri-Lakes area celebrates the Adirondack Birding Festival with the reopening of the Paul Smith's College VIC. In Old Forge with Thunder on the Mountain. While "Elvis may have left the building" but he and may look-alikes wander the streets of Lake George for the annual Elvis Festival while Plattsburgh and the Champlain area museums celebrate the 4th Museum Day with free admission to area museums, wine tastings and more.  As always there is plenty to do in the Adirondacks! Have a great weekend.

Family Calendar of Events June 3-5, 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 - 6/3/11
All Day Great Adirondack Birding Celebration at the Paul Smith’s College VIC
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
4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Sixth Annual Cruisin’ Around the Mountains Saranac Lake
7:30 p.m. Lake Placid Center for the Arts presents “The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest”
8:00 p.m. 7444 Gallery presents its First Friday Film at Depot Park showing Vacation

Saturday - 6/4/11
All Day Great Adirondack Birding Celebration at the Paul Smith’s College VIC
9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Cruising’ Round the Mountain 
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Saranac Lake Farmer’s Market opens at Riverside Park
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. Lake Placid Olympic Museum open
10:30 a.m. Saranac Lake Free Library offers story time
11:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. Bowling opens at Romano’s Saranac Lanes in Saranac Lake
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. FREE Adventure Movie at the High Peaks Cyclery Guide House in Lake Placid,
6:30 p.m. Lake Placid Center for the Arts presents the Lake Placid School of Ballet Spring Recital

Sunday - 6/5/11
7:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Adirondack Birding Celebration at the Paul Smith’s College VIC
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)
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Sixth Annual Cruisin’ Around the Mountains Saranac Lake
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
8:00 p.m. Open Mic Night at the Guide House in Lake Placid

Central Adirondack Family Time
Friday - 6/3/11
Adirondack Museum is open
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
noon – 7:00 p.m. Thunder in Old Forge
5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. First Friday Art Walk in Old Forge. Phone 315-369-6983 for additional information
7:30 p.m. Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts presents Nunsense in Long Lake

Saturday – 6/4/11
Old Forge Lake Cruises Opens
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Long Lake Youth Fishing Derby, 518-624-2145
10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Thunder in Old Forge 
10:00 a.m. – 4:00p .m. Old Forge Art Center 7th Annual Northeast National Pastel Exhibition until June 26
7:30 p.m. Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts presents Nunsense at the Art Center in Blue Mountain Lake

Sunday - 6/5/11
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Thunder in Old Forge
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
7:00 p.m. Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts presents Nunsense at the Old Forge Art Center,

Lake Champlain Adirondack Family Time
Friday - 6/3/11
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  River Road in Peru
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Hancock House in Ticonderoga is open www.thehancockhouse.org
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Parents Night Out for ages infant – 6th grade (free pizza, games crafts Call 561-1960, at the Plattsburgh Nazrene Church
7:00 p.m. Community Variety/Ice Cream Social Show at the Chazy Centrail Rural School, $5 (includes ice cream) 946-7136, X 111
7:00 p.m. Willsboro Central School presents Sleeping Beauty, $5 general admission, children are free. To reserve tickets, call 963-4456, Ext. 400,

Saturday - 6/4/11
All day FREE Museum Day in Plattsburgh 
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Neighbor Appreciation Day at Fort Ticonderoga for residents of Essex, Warren and Clinton Counties
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
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Children’s Safety Day at Walmart as part of the Children’s Miracle Network (fingerprinting, fire trucks etc..)
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
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
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. 1812 Homestead Open House
Season opening for the one-room schoolhouse, 19th century games, farmhouse tour, shingle and candle making and more. Free. 963-7967
2:00 p.m. Auditions for the Essex Theatre Company’s production of Lost in Yonkers, St. John's Episcopal Church, Church Street, Essex
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Celebrate Champlain Area Trails" with Bill McKibben, author. Also, children's activities, reception, food. $15 per person. For reservations, call 962-2287. Held at the Block House Farm, 2916 Lakeshore Rd, Essex
7:00 p.m. Willsboro Central School presents Sleeping Beauty, $5 general admission, children are free. To reserve tickets, call 963-4456, Ext. 400,
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. North Country Squares Dancing at the Clinton County Fairgrounds

Sunday - 6/5/11
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Babbie Rural and Farm Learning Museum Opens, River Road in Peru
2:00 p.m. Willsboro Central School presents Sleeping Beauty, $5 general admission, children are free. To reserve tickets, call 963-4456, Ext. 400,

Southern Adirondack Family Time

Friday - 6/3/11
8.m. - 6 p.m. (all week) Warrensburg Bike Week motorcyclists and spectators can buy, sell, or just peruse the diverse motorcycles and motorcycle gear .
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. - 6:00 p.m. Warrensburg Farmers' Market across from Curtis Lumber
7:30 p.m. FREE concert in Shepard’s Park in Lake George as part of the Elvis Festival 

Saturday – 6/4/11
All Day Lake George Elvis Festival  
All Day (each Saturday in June) Downhill Mountain Bike Races and Rides at West Mountain, Queensbury For More Information Call: (518) 793-6606
8.m. - 6 p.m. (all week) Warrensburg Bike Week motorcyclists and spectators can buy, sell, or just peruse the diverse motorcycles and motorcycle gear .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. – 7:00 p.m. 1st annual Northcreek Beer Fest on the Riverfront,

Sunday - 6/5/11
All Day Lake George Elvis Festival  
8.m. - 6 p.m. (all week) Warrensburg Bike Week motorcyclists and spectators can buy, sell, or just peruse the diverse motorcycles and motorcycle gear .
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Spring day trips to Ridin-Hy Ranch, $30 includes lunch, horseback ride and all activities
1:00 p.m. POW/MIA Memorial Service o Prospect Mountain, Lake George

photos and content ©Diane Chase, used with permission of Adirondack Family Time


Diane Chase is the author of the book Adirondack Family Time High Peaks/Tri-Lakes: Your Four-Season Guide to over 300 activities, $17.95 available online and bookstore July 2011

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