Friday, July 15, 2011

Adirondack Calendar of Events: What to do July 15-17, 2011

The Adirondack Weekend Highlights for July 15-17, 2011. The Adirondacks are alive with the Sound of Music. 

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, there is concerts in the Park, Lake Clear Train Depot Centennial Celebration, live theatre at Pendragon and much more.

In the southern Adirondacks and Lake George area there are concerts in Shepard Park, plays at the Lake George Forum and the Adirondack Theatre Festival. 

Around Lake Champlain is outdoor musical events and live theatre at the Depot Theatre. 

The Central Adirondacks features Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts touring plays, cardboard boat races and more!

Of course there are plenty of swimming holes to explore, walks to take and mountains to climb! Enjoy your weekend in the Adirondack Park!

Family Calendar of Events July 15-17, 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 - 7/15/11
For Art Events around the Saranac Lake area go to www.adkarts.com
Robert Louis Stevenson Memorial Cottage and 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 & 2:00 p.m. Adirondack Scenic Railroad departs Lake Placid (round trip) Special events Magic Fridays
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. The History of Ice at the Lake Placid History Museum Station Street,
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. – 7:00 p.m. Adirondack Family Time Book Launch and Author Signing at the Adirondack Artist Guild, 52 Main Street, Saranac Lake (Children can do a FREE artist trading card provided by Borealis Color)
7:00 p.m. Wilmington Historical Society hosts Don Williams, author of “Adirondack Tools and Tales” at the Wilmington Community Center on Springfield Road in Wilmington
7:30 p.m. Lake Placid Center for the Arts presents Alexander Tentser Piano Concert
8:00 p.m. Pendragon Theatre presents Sweeney Todd at Pendragon Theatre in Saranac Lake

Saturday - 7/16/11
ALL DAY FREE Lake Clear Junction Centennial at Charlie’s Inn in Lake Clear: storytellers, train depot games, period music, line dancing, bonfire and food
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. – 6:00 p.m. The Wild Center in Tupper Lake presents Buzzfest (family-friendly bug bash)
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. North Elba Historical Society's Heritage Day in Lake Placid
Too Tall String Band 11 to 1, Pine Ridge Rounders 1:30 to 3:30. "ICE! The Historic Exhibit." Pony rides in Jewtraw Park on Mill Pond, supervised children's activities, bounce house. Silent auction, crafters. Flea market and barbecue by the Lake Placid Masons at their lodge on 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. 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,
7:00 p.m. Lake Placid Sinfonietta FREE concert at Riverside Park, Saranac Lake as part of the Community Bank Concert Series
8:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m. High Peaks Information Center at Heart Lake presents a FREE lecture “Hiking in Hawaii with Frank Lescinsky”
8:00 p.m. Lake Placid Center for the Arts presents Edwin McCain Acoustic Trio in Concert
8:00 p.m. Pendragon Theatre presents Sweeney Todd at Pendragon Theatre in Saranac Lake

Sunday - 7/17/11
ALL DAY FREE Lake Clear Junction Centennial at Charlie’s Inn in Lake Clear: storytellers, train depot games, period music and food
8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Wild Center special program “Tweets and Treats” birding and coffee
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. High Falls Gorge open for the season
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. The History of Ice at the Lake Placid History Museum Station Street,
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Keene Valley Farmer’s Market at Marcy Field
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 & 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
6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Wild Center hosts a benefit for the Flood Relief Fund with tribute Elvis artist $15/advance, $20/at door
7:30 p.m. The Lake Placid Sinfonietta at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts
8:00 p.m. Open Mic Night at the Guide House in Lake Placid

Central Adirondack Family Time

Friday - 7/15/11
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. – 5:00 p.m. Adirondack Museum is open
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

Saturday – 7/16/11
Enjoy the 60th Central Adirondack Art Show at the Old Forge Art Center until August 7
ALL DAY: Inlet Arts in the Park
ALL DAY: Long Lake Waterfront Weekend: Unconventional Boat races in Long Lake from cardboard box races to sing your rowboat events
FREE Boating Safety Course for adults and children at Town of Webb Fire Dept Old Forge, 315-867-1167 (Registration required)
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Art on the Water in Long Lake with painters, rustic furniture and paddlemakers, musicians
10:00 a.m. – 4:00p .m. Old Forge Art Center open Themed Exhibition is Will Moses until July 24
11:00 a.m. Cranberry Lake presents 3rd annual Boat Show and Cardboard Boat Race
2:00 p.m. Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts presents “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” at home
7:00 p.m. Sunsets By the Lake Concert Series in Arrowhead Park, Inlet  Rain location Fern Park Pavilion8:00 p.m. Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts presents a family-friendly production of “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” at the Old Forge Art Center
$20/$15 members

Sunday - 7/17/11
Enjoy the 60th Central Adirondack Art Show at the Old Forge Art Center until August 7
ALL DAY- Inlet's Arts in the Park
Noon – 4:00 p.m. Long Lake Waterfront Weekend Wooden Boat Show in Long Lake
2:00 p.m. Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts presents “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” at Newcomb Central School
8:00 p.m. Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts presents “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” at Indian Lake Theatre
8:00 a.m. Ride For Kids (from Utica to Old Forge) to raise funds for Pediatric Brain Tumor foundation (PBTF),$35 to ride
10:00 a.m. – 4:00p .m. Old Forge Art Center open Themed Exhibition is Will Moses until July 24

Lake Champlain Adirondack Family Time

Friday - 7/15/11
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 http://www.babbiemuseum.org/events.html
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Hancock House in Ticonderoga is open
7:30 p.m. Meadowmount School Concert in Lewis, NY
8:00 p.m. The Depot Theatre in Westport presents "Riffin' and Trippin'"

Saturday - 7/16/11
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)
9:30 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 Open, 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 and Railroad Museum
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Story time at the Chazy Public Library
11:00 a.m. FREE craft at Michael’s in Plattsburgh
11:00 a.m. Story Time at Chester Public Library
1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Learn about music, phonographs and listen to Charlie Stone and the Split Rock Band at the Babbie Learning Museum in Peru
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Adirondack Interpretive Center, Newcomb presents "Working Forests Working for You"
2:00 p.m. The Depot Theatre in Westport presents "Riffin' and Trippin'"
5:00 p.m. Gibson Brothers performance at the Essex County Fairgrounds, Westport
Food concessions available. Advance tickets: $18; at the gate: $20; under 12, free. To benefit the Mental Health Association of Essex County.
6:30 p.m. Nobby Reid on the Rouses Point Samuel de Champlain Center State 8:00 p.m. The Depot Theatre in Westport presents "Riffin' and Trippin'"

Sunday - 7/17/11
700 a.m. – all day Adirondack Archers, Chesterfield Fish & Game Club
359 Green Street, Chesterfield spaghetti dinner and 3D archery shoot to benefit Hunt of a Lifetime, a nonprofit organization that grants hunting and fishing trips to children who have been diagnosed with a life-threatening illness.
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Babbie Rural and Farm Learning Museum Opens, River Road in Peru h
1:00 p.m. FREE Bluff Point Valcour Island Lighthouse Tours (transportation not provided)
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Schroon Lake Association's free 100th year history celebration at the Schroon Lake Boathouse
Displays and informational tables, music, scavenger hunt, free boat rides, performance by the Association Aquanauts. Light refreshments, commemorative T-shirts on sale.
1:00 p.m. – 3:00p.m. FREE arts and crafts for kids at Checkerhill Farms in Plattsburgh, Register 561-4589
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Old Miners’ Day at the Port Henry Iron Center Museum
5:00 p.m. The Depot Theatre in Westport presents "Riffin' and Trippin'"
7:30 p.m. Meadowmount School Concert in Lewis, NY

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

Friday - 7/15/11
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
10:00 a.m. FREE Opera performance of Three Billy Goats Gruff at the Sagamore Hotel in Bolton Landing
3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Warrenburgh Mills Historic District Park Farmers’ Market, Warrensburg
5:00 p.m. Rotary Circus at North Creek Ski Bowl Park
7:00 p.m. Friday Night Concert at Shepard’s Park, Lake George
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. Art in the Public Eye presents FREE Outdoor Cinema at The Shirt Factory, Glens Falls with a showing of Temple Grandin (PG)
7:30 p.m. Luzerne Music Center presents Resident Artists Perform Classical, Original and Avant-Garde Compositions in Relaxed Atmosphere
In the Lodge - Kid-Friendly - Refreshments Available, $15/adults, $8/Cihildren www.luzernemusic.org/site/ (every Friday until Aug 19 except July 22 closed)
8:00 p.m. Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts presents “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” at Tannery Pond Community Center, North Creek
8:00 p.m. Shooting Star presented by the Adirondack Theatre Festival
9:45 p.m. Second Act Cabaret presented by the Adirondack Theatre Festival 

Saturday – 7/16/11
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
7:00 p.m. Sprinkles Ice Cream and Jazz under the Stars, Queensbury
8:00 p.m. Shooting Star presented by the Adirondack Theatre Festival 

Sunday - 7/17/11
Check out the Schedule of classes at the Adirondack Folk School
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Day trips to Ridin-Hy Ranch, $30 includes lunch, horseback ride and all activities

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 2012
Adirondack Family Time: Southern Adirondacks – Lake George July 2013


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

© 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 July 2011. Diane is currently working on the second guidebook in the proposed four book series of Adirondack Family Activities.

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