Friday, July 29, 2011

Adirondack Calendar of Events: What to do July 29-31, 2011

By Diane Chase, author of Adirondack Family Time Tri-Lakes and High Peaks:Your Four-Season Guide to Over 300 Activities (with GPS coordinates)

The Adirondack Weekend Highlights for July 29-31, 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, try a play at Pendragon Theatre, the Adirondack's only year-round professional theatre or the Paul Smith's VIC Butterfly House. In the southern Adirondacks and Lake George area at the train from Saratoga Springs to North Creek or a Children Theatre's Production of Oliver.  Around Lake Champlain and the Adirondack Coast  try a craft at the new Underground Railroad Museum in AuSable Chasm.  The Central Adirondacks features Shakespeare in the Park an RC Model flying show or St William's on Long Point BBQ.  Enjoy your weekend in the Adirondack Park!

Adirondack Calendar of Activities and Events July 29-31, 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 Coast 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 - 7/29/11
For Art Events around the Saranac Lake area go to
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. – 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, 2:00 p.m. –
3:30 p.m. trip is one-way
4:00 p.m. The Bookstore Plus and lake Placid Garden Club presents author Margaret Roach, past editorial director of Martha Stewart Living.4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. AuSable Forks Farmers’ Market in Riverside Park, Town of Jay Square
6:00 p.m. FREE concert in Riverside Park in Saranac Lake. Come listen to the progressive bank Placid.
8:00 p.m. Lake Placid Center for the Arts presents Seagle Music Colony’s Lullaby of Broadway
8:00 p.m. Pendragon Theatre presents Les Liaisons Dangereusesat Pendragon Theatre in Saranac Lake, supported in part by the generosity of Janney Montgomery Scott, LLC

Saturday - 7/30/11
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. – 4:00 p.m. Paul Smith’s College VIC Butterfly House (each day/all summer)
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 4th annual postcard, old book, antique and railroad show and sale at the Union Depot in Saranac lake FREE
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
11:00 a.m. Pendragon Theatre presents Stuart Little
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. FREE Adventure Movie at the High Peaks Cyclery Guide House in Lake Placid,
7:30 p.m. Lake Placid Center for the Arts presents Merchant of Venice, 523-2512, tickets $15,$12,$10
7:30 p.m. FREE Loon Lake Live! Chamber Concert at the Saranac Laboratory in Saranac Lake, 891-1757
8:00 p.m. 8:0 p.m. High Peaks Information Center at Heart Lake presents a FREE concert Music with Annie, Jonny, and Hannah Rosen"
8:00 p.m. Pendragon Theatre presents Sweeney Todd

Sunday - 7/31/11
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. – 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
2:00 p.m. Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts presents Movie Madness Cabaret 
An evening of famous movie songs performed by our talented company from the Adirondack Lakes Summer Theatre Festival. At the Lawn at Sunmount, Tupper Lake
2:00 p.m. Pendragon Theatre presents Sweeney Todd
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Silent Auction at St. John’s in the Wilderness Episcopal Church to benefit the Paul Smiths-Gabriels Volunteer Fire Department.
7:30 p.m. FREE Loon Lake Live! Chamber Concert at the Loon Lake Jewish Center
7:30 p.m. he Lake Placid Sinfonietta at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts presents "Creatures of Prometheus, a septet and Symphony No. 4. $22. Under 18 free. 523-2512
8:00 p.m. Open Mic Night at the Guide House in Lake Placid

Central Adirondack Family Time

Friday - 7/29/11
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. – 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
3:00 p.m. FREE Children’s concert of The Fulton Chain of Lakes Performing Arts Council proudly presents the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra
8:00 p.m. The Fulton Chain of Lakes Performing Arts Council proudly presents the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra concert under the tent at Arrowhead Park in Inlet General admission is $25
8:00 p.m. Long Lake Community Chorus at the Calvary United Methodist Church FREE

Saturday – 7/30/11
Enjoy the 60th Central Adirondack Art Show at the Old Forge Art Center until August 7
All day - The Mountain R/C Modelers, Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) Charter 3688, presents the Annual Fly-in and Fun-fly at the North Street Air Field in Old Forge
2:00 p.m. Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts presents Romeo and Juliet at Arrowhead Park in Inlet
7:00 p.m. Sunsets By the Lake Concert Series in Arrowhead Park, Inlet Rain location Fern Park

Sunday - 7/31/11
Enjoy the 60th Central Adirondack Art Show at the Old Forge Art Center until August 7
1:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m. St. Willam’s on Long Point Annual BBQ Boat transport to and from Racquette lake Town Dock. Silent Auction
2:00 p.m. The Fulton Chain of Lakes Performing Arts Council proudly presents this FREE performance by the US Army 10th Mountain Division Band from Fort Drum under the tent at Arrowhead Park in Inlet
7:00 p.m. FREE Adirondack Shakespeare in the Park at Mt. Sabattis Pavilion in Long Lake
7:00 p.m. Summer concerts at the Old Forge Lakefront (each Sunday until Sept 4)

Adirondack Coast/ Lake Champlain Adirondack Family Time

Friday - 7/29/11
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Adirondack Farmers’ Market behind the Adirondack Historical Museum in Elizabethtown
9:30 a.m. Tour of Champlain Underground Railroad every Friday in July, 834-510 starting at the North Star Underground Railroad Museum, AuSable Chasm
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 www.thehancockhouse.org
12:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Arts and Craft for Kids at the North Star Underground Railroad Museum, AuSable Chasm
6:30 p.m. Mystery Theatre at the Plattsburgh Public Library presents FREE showing of a vampire movie
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Kent-DeLord Music at Dusk series at the Carriage Barn in Plattsburgh
7:30 p.m. Meadowmount School Concert in Lewis, NY
8:00 p.m. The Depot Theatre in Westport presents "Living Together"

Saturday - 7/30/11
ALL DAY – Westport Challenge Regatta – watch the race from the shore!
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. 27th annual Folk Craft Fair at Willsboro Soccer Field, Point Rd in Willsboro
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
11:00 a.m. FREE craft at Michael’s in Plattsburgh
11:00 a.m. Story Time at Chester Public Library
2:00 p.m. The Depot Theatre in Westport presents "Living Together"
7:00 p.m. FREE Star Trek Anniversary Celebration at the North Country Co-Op in Plattsburgh Come dressed as your favorite Character
7:30 p.m. Northern Lights Square Dance at the Northeastern Clinton Central High School in Champlain
8:00 p.m. The Depot Theatre in Westport presents "Living Together"

Sunday - 7/31/11
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Babbie Rural and Farm Learning Museum Opens, River Road in Peru
1:00 p.m. FREE Bluff Point Valcour Island Lighthouse Tours (transportation not provided)
1:00 p.m. – 3:00p.m. FREE arts & 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/Lake George Family Time
Circle B Ranch in Chestertown is open on holidays and weekends, 518-494-4888 -

Friday - 7/29/11
Check out the Saratoga and North Creek Railway
ALL WEEKEND – The Great American Irish Festival at Herkimer county Fairgrounds in Frankfort
Check out the Schedule of classes at the Adirondack Folk School www.adirondackfolkschool.org
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Spring day trips to Ridin-Hy Ranch, $30 includes lunch, horseback ride and all activities
2:00 p.m. Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts presents Romeo and Juliet at the Moose River House in Thendara
3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Warrenburgh Mills Historic District Park Farmers’ Market, Warrensburg
7:00 p.m. Friday Night Concert at Shepard’s Park, Lake George
7:00 p.m. Children’s Theatre Workshop presents OLIVER at the Corinth High School
7:00 p.m. Art in the Public Eye presents Danny Deckchair (PG-13) at the Glen’s Falls Shirt Factory
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Last of the Mohicans Outdoor Drama at the Wild West Ranch
7:00 p.m. Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts presents Romeo and Juliet at the Ski Bowl North Creek
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/Children  (every Friday until Aug 19 except July 22 closed)
8:00 p.m. Adirondack Theatre Festival presents Hello Out There at the Charles Wood Theatre

Saturday – 7/30/11
Check out the Saratoga and North Creek Railway 

ALL WEEKEND – The Great American Irish Festival at Herkimer county Fairgrounds in Frankfort
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
10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Sterling Renaissance Festival Pirate Invasion
11:00 a.m. Red Fox Books in Glens Falls presents storytime with Jennifer Fosberry and the reading dog Terra
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Kiwanis club Duck rAce and Family Fun Day at Haviland’s Cover in Queensbury, NY
children activities, bounce house and children’s activities
1:00 p.m. Make a Hummingbird Feeder at the Chapman Historical Museum in Glens Falls,
1:30 p.m. Chestertown Boat Parade at the Loon Lake Marina, join in and meet at the marina. Call Jean Bain at 494-7010
2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Byron Park Indian Lake Community Summer Bash with picnic, games, inflatables, and scenic plane rides
5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. North Creek Train Station FREE concert
7:00 p.m. Children’s Theatre Workshop presents OLIVER at the Corinth High School
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Last of the Mohicans Outdoor Drama at the Wild West Ranch
7:00 p.m. Sprinkles Ice Cream and Jazz under the Stars, Queensbury
7:30 p.m. FREE Raptor FEST at the Adirondack Folk School
7:30 p.m. Summerland Music Society at the Hudson River Music Hall in Hudson Falls, $$
7:00 p.m. Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts presents Romeo and Juliet at the Ballfield in Speculator
8:0 p.m. Lake George Theatre Lab presents “The Cottage” by Daisy Foot at The Sagamore Hotel Conference Center, Bolton Landing, $15, 518-203-2600
8:00 p.m. Adirondack Theatre Festival presents Hello Out There at the Charles Wood Theatre

Sunday - 7/31/11
Check out the Saratoga and North Creek Railway
ALL WEEKEND – The Great American Irish Festival at Herkimer county Fairgrounds in Frankfort
Check out the Schedule of classes at the Adirondack Folk School
10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Sterling Reaissance Festival Pirate Invasion
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 Adirondacks – July 2012
Adirondack Family Time: Southern Adirondacks – Lake George and beyond  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 July 2011. Diane is currently working on the next guidebook in the four book series of Adirondack Family Activities.

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