Thursday, July 7, 2011

Adirondack Calendar of Events: What to do July 8-10, 2011

By Diane Chase

The Adirondack Weekend Highlights for July 8-10, 2011.

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! In the Adirondack High Peaks, check out all the activity at the Tupper Lake Woodsmen’s Days ranging from chainsaw carving, tug-of-war and greased pole to kids’ activities like a magician to live music!

In the Southern Adirondacks and Lake George area view Art in the Public Eye with Outdoor Cinema and Free concerts in the park!

Around Lake Champlain enjoy all the activity around the annual Mayor's Cup! 

In the Central Adirondacks it's Familypalooza at the Adironack Museum in Blue Mountain Lake as well as the grand opening to the Old Forge Art Center GREEN building! 

Enjoy your weekend in the Adirondack Park!

Family Calendar of Events July 8-10, 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 - 7/8/11
For Art Events around the Saranac Lake area go to
Robert Louis Stevenson Memorial Cottage & Museum opens for the season until Columbus Day (Tuesday-Sunday 9:30 – noon, 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.)
Whiteface Memorial Highway is open for the season
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. High Falls Gorge opens for the season daily
11:00 and 2:00 p.m. Adirondack Scenic Railroad departs Lake Placid (round trip) Special events Magic Fridays
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. The Wild Center is open
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Paul Smith’s College VIC Butterfly House (each day/all summer)
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Lake Placid Olympic Museum open
12:30 p.m. Adirondack Scenic Railroad departs Saranac Lake (round trip) Magic Fridays, 3:30 p.m. trip is one-way
4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. AuSable Forks Farmers’ Market Grand Opening in Riverside Park, Town of Jay Square
5:00 p.m. Lake Everest Canoe/Kayak in Wilmington with Pat and John Thaxton of Northern New York Audubon. Bring canoe/kayak and paddles, PFDs, clothing for the weather and binoculars. Call 576-4232.
6:00 p.m. Tupper Lake WOODSMEN’S DAYS BBQ and Live Band
8:00 p.m. Pendragon Theatre presents The Mystery of Irma Vepp at Lake Placid Center for the Arts

Saturday - 7/9/11
8:00 a.m. The Wild Center in Tupper Lake presents "Bloomingdale Bog and Birds eXpedition,". FREE naturalist led history of Adirondack bogs
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. – 7:30 p.m. Tupper Lake Woodsmen’s Days http://www.woodsmendays.com/events.htm
10:00 a.m. The Bookstore Plus in Lake Placid presents Second Story Saturday and National Ice Cream Month (co-sponsored by Emma’s Lake Placid Creamery)
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. The History of Ice at the Lake Placid History Museum Station Street,
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. The Wild Center in Tupper Lake presents Buzzfest (family-friendly bug bash)
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Paul Smith’s College VIC Butterfly House (each day/all summer)
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Olympic Day at the Lake Placid Olympic Oval
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. – 5:00 p.m. Seizure Alert Dogs for Life Demonstration, pet parade raffles and dog training at the Olympic Oval in lake Placid
11:00 a.m. Martha Reben Day (Adirondack author) at the Farmers’ Market at Riverside Park, Saranac lake
11:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. Bowling opens at Romano’s Saranac Lanes in Saranac Lake
3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Author Visit at The Bookstore Plus with TJ Laverne
8:00 p.m. Pendragon Theatre presents Stuart Little at Lake Placid Center for the Arts
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. FREE Adventure Movie at the High Peaks Cyclery Guide House in Lake Placid,
8:0 p.m. High Peaks Information Center at Heart Lake presents a FREE lecture “Adirondack Hiking Tales” with Karen glass
8:00 p.m. Pendragon Theatre presents The Mystery of Irma Vepp at Lake Placid Center for the Arts

Sunday - 7/10/11
8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Wild Center special program “Tweets and Treats” birding and coffee (with admission)
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. High Falls Gorge open for the season
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Keene Valley Farmer’s Market at Marcy Field
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. The History of Ice at the Lake Placid History Museum Station Street,
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Paul Smith’s College VIC Butterfly House (each day/all summer)
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
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Tupper Lake Woodsmen’s Days 
11:00 and 2:00 p.m. Adirondack Scenic Railroad departs Lake Placid (round trip) Special events FREE ice cream Sundays
12:30 p.m. Adirondack Scenic Railroad departs Saranac Lake (round trip) FREE ice cream on Sundays, 3:30 p.m. trip is one-way
7:30 p.m. he Lake Placid Sinfonietta will perform "South of the Border" with Raul Juarena, bandoneon at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts, $22/adults, 18-under FREE

Central Adirondack Family Time
SPECIAL July 7-8 Spend a “Night At the Adirondack Museum” $55/pp includes dinner, evening snack, light breakfast and all activity materials (explore the exhibits by lantern, hear songs and stories by campfire and sleepover in the Woods & Waters exhibit

Friday - 7/8/11
Enjoy the 60th Central Adirondack Art Show at the Old Forge Art Center until August 7
9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. McCauley Mountain Scenic Chairlift
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Gala dedication, museum and workshop demonstrations at the Old Forge Art Center
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Adirondack Museum is open  * This weekend all children 17 and under will be admitted FREE for Familypalooza (Albany Radio Disney Station, Uitca Zoomobile, ADK Club will introduce kayaking and safety demos, bouncy house and scavenger hunts.
10:00 a.m. – 4:00p .m. Old Forge Art Center open Themed Exhibition is Will Moses until July 24
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Goodsell Museum in Old Forge presents “Floating Letters: Webb’s Mail Boats”
11:00 a.m. Old Forge Library Story Time
2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Old Forge Farmers’ Market behind Old Forge Hardware
7:00 p.m. Take the ferry to St. Williams in Long Point for the Performance of the Birds by Peter Brook’s adaptation of the 12th Century Poem.

Saturday – 7/9/11
Enjoy the 60th Central Adirondack Art Show at the Old Forge Art Center until August 7
9:30 a.m. The Adirondack council Forever Wild Day at The Irondequoit Inn in Piseco, NY
10:00 a.m. Nature Walk with Gar Lee at the Old Forge Art Center
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Antique Sale at Long Lake Central School
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Antique & Classic Boat Show at Old Forge Lakefront
10:00 a.m. – 4:00p .m. Old Forge Art Center open Themed Exhibition is Will Moses until July 24
1:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Open House and Workshop Demonstrations at the Old Forge Art Center
6:00 p.m. Music and BBQ at the Old Forge Art Center
7:00 p.m. Take the ferry to St. Williams in Long Point for the Performance of the Birds by Peter Brook’s adaptation of the 12th Century Poem. $75/$65/members of the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts

Sunday - 7/10/11
Enjoy the 60th Central Adirondack Art Show at the Old Forge Art Center until August 7
10:00 a.m. – 4:00p .m. Old Forge Art Center open Themed Exhibition is Will Moses until July 24
Noon – 4:00 p.m. Family Day at the Old Forge Art Center
6:00 p.m. Music and BBQ at the Old Forge Art Center

Lake Champlain Adirondack Family Time

Friday - 7/8/11
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Adirondack Farmers’ Market behind the Adirondack Historical Museum in Elizabethtown
10:00 a.m. Summer Science with Side the Science Kid at Plattsburgh Public Library as apart of the Mayor’s Cup
10:00 a.m. Storytime at Plattsburgh Public Library with Mountain Lake PBS – story, PBS character and craft
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. Nite Train on the Rouses Point Samuel de Champlain Center State
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Live Music at the Downtown Lions Club Bandshell in Plattsburgh as part of the Mayor’s Cup
8:00 p.m. The Depot Theatre in Westport presents "Riffin' and Trippin'"

Saturday - 7/9/11
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. – noon Mayor’s Cup Valcour island Tour
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. NCCA Family Arts Entertainment Activities,
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. – 2:00 p.m. 34th Annual Mayor’s Cup Regatta
9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Fort Ticonderoga is open
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Chateaugay Lakes Farmers’ Market
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. – 2:00 p.m. Lyon Mountain Mining & Railroad Museum
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Story time at the Chazy Public Library
10:00 a.m. FREE Lowe’s Build and Grow Clinic: Kids can make a FREE wooden toy (Plattsburgh and Ticonderoga)
11:00 a.m. Story Time at Chester Public Library
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Arts Council of the Northern Adirondacks presents an FREE Artist Studio tour (maps are located at the Heritage House, Westport, 518-962-8778 or look for the yellow balloons
2:00 p.m. The Depot Theatre in Westport presents "Riffin' and Trippin'"
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Live Music at the Downtown Lions Club Bandshell in Plattsburgh as part of the Mayor’s Cup
7:30 p.m. Meadowmount School Concert in Lewis, NY
8:00 p.m. The Depot Theatre in Westport presents "Riffin' and Trippin'"

Sunday - 7/10/11
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Babbie Rural and Farm Learning Museum Opens, River Road in Peru
1:00 p.m. – 3:00p.m. FREE arts & crafts for kids at Checkerhill Farms in Plattsburgh, Register 561-4589
1:00 p.m. FREE Bluff Point Valcour Island Lighthouse Tours (transportation not provided)
1:00 p.m. Circus Smirkus at Plattsburgh City Beach
6:00 p.m. Circus Smirkus at Plattsburgh City Beach
7:30 p.m. Meadowmount School Concert in Lewis, NY
8:00 p.m. The Depot Theatre in Westport presents "Riffin' and Trippin'"

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

Friday - 7/8/11
Check out the Schedule of classes at the Adirondack Folk School
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. Warrenburgh Mills Historic District Park Farmers’ Market, Warrensburg
7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Lake George Forum presents "The Servant of Two Masters" every Friday and Saturday night in July (adult $25, senior/military/student $15 under 14 years free with purchase of adult ticket) with G.J. Ruggiero Productions the professional wing of World Theatre of Children
7:00 p.m. Friday Night Concert at Shepard’s Park, Lake George
7:00 p.m. Art in the Public Eye presents FREE Outdoor Cinema at The Shirt Factory, Glens Falls with a showing of GiGi (G)
7:30 p.m. Luzerne Music Center presents Resident Artists Perform Classical, Original &Avant-Garde Compositions in Relaxed Atmosphere
In the Lodge - Kid-Friendly - Refreshments Available, $15/adults, $8/Cihildren
8:00 p.m. Shooting Star presented by the Adirondack Theatre Festival 

Saturday – 7/9/11
Check out the Schedule of classes at the Adirondack Folk School
All Day (each Saturday in June) Downhill Mountain Bike Races and Rides at West Mountain, Queensbury For More Information Call: (518) 793-6606
8:00 a.m. – noon Glens Falls Farmers’ Market at South St Pavilion Glens Falls
7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Lake George Forum presents "The Servant of Two Masters" every Friday and Saturday night in July (adult $25, senior/military/student $15 under 14 years free with purchase of adult ticket) with G.J. Ruggiero Productions the professional wing of World Theatre of Children
7:30 p.m. Lake Placid Sinfonietta at the Upper Hudson Musican Arts Tannery Pond Community Center, North Creek
8:00 p.m. Shooting Star presented by the Adirondack Theatre Festival 

Sunday - 7/10/11
Check out the Schedule of classes at the Adirondack Folk School
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. Sprinkles Ice Cream and Jazz under the Stars, Queensbury

photos and content ©Diane Chase, used with permission of the Adirondack Family Time Guidebook Series
Adirondack Family Time: Tri-Lakes and High Peaks – July 2011
Adirondack Family Time: Adirondack Coast - Plattsburgh to Ticonderoga – July 2012
Adirondack Family Time: Central Adirondack – July 2013
Adirondack Family Time: Southern Adirondacks – Lake George July 2013

© Diane Chase, author of Adirondack Family Time: Tri-Lakes and High Peaks (Your Four-Season Guide to Over 300 Activities) available online or bookstores/museums. Diane is currently working on the second guidebook in the four book series of Adirondack Family Activities.

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