Adirondack Calendar of Events: What to do August 5-7, 2011

Adirondack Polo Club photo used with permission

By Diane Chase, 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. Diane is currently working on the next three area books that will cover the whole Adirondack Park Family Activities. 

The Adirondack Weekend Highlights for August 5-7, 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 and foothills go to the 161st year of the Franklin County Fair in Malone.

In the southern Adirondacks and Lake George area enjoy the Adirondack Shakespeare Company's many performances or numerous town Field Days. 

Around Lake Champlain and the Adirondack Coast try to get to the Adirondack Polo Club's annual Leslie Cup.  Around the Central Adirondacks catch Durant Days

Enjoy your weekend in the Adirondack Park!


Family Calendar of Events August 5-7, 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
The Franklin County Fair in Malone runs from August 6-14
Friday - 8/5/11
For Art Events around the Saranac Lake area
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 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
10:30 a.m. Rebecca Kelly Ballet of NYC will host its Onstage Youth performace at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts
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 in Riverside Park, Town of Jay Square
6:00 p.m. FREE concert in Riverside Park in Saranac Lake.
7:00 p.m. Adirondack Lake Center for the Arts presents Romeo and Juliet at Flanders Park in Tupper Lake (free)
8:00 p.m. Pendragon Theatre presents Les Liaisons Dangereusesat Pendragon Theatre in Saranac Lake

Saturday - 8/6/11
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
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. JEMS Jay Day at the Jay town park
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
1:00 p.m. Ice Cream Social at Stewart’s in Saranac Lake to unveil to Adirondack Carousel’s newest carving the deer.
3:00 p.m. The Bookstore Plus will host a free writing wokrshop with author Marty Young Stratton
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. FREE Adventure Movie at the High Peaks Cyclery Guide House in Lake Placid, www.highpeakscyclery.com
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
7:30 p.m. Lake Placid Sinfonietta will perform “to the Woods at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts
8:00 p.m. 8:0 p.m. High Peaks Information Center at Heart Lake presents "Sunspots and Moonshots" with Gordie Duval and Marc Staves from the Adirondack Public Observatory
8:00 p.m. Pendragon Theatre presents Les Liaisons Dangereuses at Pendragon Theatre in Saranac Lake

Sunday - 8/7/11
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. – 1:00 p.m. Keene Valley Day at the Keene Central School (arts, books and sale)
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Lake Placid Olympic Museum open
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
2:00 p.m. Pendragon Theatre presents Les Liaisons Dangereuses
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.
7:00 p.m. Adirondack Lake Center for the Arts presents Romeo and Juliet at White Pines Camp in Paul Smiths (free)
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 - 8/5/11
All Day: Durant Days in Raquette Lake
Enjoy the 60th Central Adirondack Art Show at the Old Forge Art Center until August 7
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Adirondack Gun Show and Expo at Hildebrant Rec Center in Old Forge
9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. McCauley Mountain Scenic Chairlift
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Adirondack Museum is open www.adkmuseum.org
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 – 8/6/11
All Day: Durant Days in Raquette Lake 

Enjoy the 60th Central Adirondack Art Show at the Old Forge Art Center until August 7
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Adirondack Gun Show and Expo at Hildebrant Rec Center in Old Forge
2:00 p.m. Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts presents Romeo and Juliet at Blue Mountain Lake Arts Center
2:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. McCauley Music Festival at McCauley Mountain featuring the headliner band 10,000 Maniacs
7:00 p.m. Sunsets By the Lake Concert Series in Arrowhead Park, Inlet Rain location Fern Park
7:00 p.m. Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts presents Romeo and Juliet at Newcomb Town Beach (rain site is the Newcomb Central School)
Dusk: Fireworks over Seventh Lake

Sunday - 8/7/11
All Day: Durant Days in Raquette Lake
ALL DAY – Long Lake craft fair at the Mt Sabbatis
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Adirondack Gun Show and Expo at Hildebrant Rec Center in Old Forge
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. Summer concerts at the Old Forge Lakefront (each Sunday until Sept 4)

Lake Champlain Adirondack Family Time

Friday - 8/5/11
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
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. Fort Ticonderoga offers Garrison Ghost Tours
Recommended for guests 10 years and older. $35 per person. For reservation, call 585-2821.
8:00 p.m. The Depot Theatre in Westport presents "Living Together"


Saturday - 8/6/11
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 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
1:00 p.m. Adirondack Polo Club presents 2nd annual Leslie Cup match for High Peaks Hospice Fundraiser, $5/pp $10/carload
2:00 p.m. The Depot Theatre in Westport presents "Living Together"
5:00 p.m. Depot Theatre presents Children’s Theatre production of The Merchant of Venice at Ballard Park in Westport, free
8:00 p.m. The Depot Theatre in Westport presents "Living Together"

Sunday - 8/7/11
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
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 Living Together
7:00 p.m. Adirondack Center for Writing's Native American Writers hosts Doug George-Kanentiio. Free.at Fort Tirconderga
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 - 8/5/11
Check out the Saratoga and North Creek Railway 
Check out the Schedule of classes at the Adirondack Folk School
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. The shirt factory Open House in Glens Falls
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 Shakespeare Company presents A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Scaroon Manor in Chester
3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Warrenburgh Mills Historic District Park Farmers’ Market, Warrensburg
5:00 p.m. Adirondack Shakespeare Theatre presents The Merchant of Venice at the Schroon Lake Boathouse
7:00 p.m. Friday Night Concert at Shepard’s Park, Lake George
7:00 p.m. Art in the Public Eye presents Pricilla Queen of the Desert (R) at the Glen’s Falls Shirt Factory http://www.artinthepubliceye.com/#!__outdoor-cinema
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Last of the Mohicans Outdoor Drama at the Wild West Ranch
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)

Saturday – 8/6/11
Check out the Saratoga and North Creek Railway
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. – 5:00 p.m. The shirt factory Open House in Glens Falls www.shirtfactorygf.com
11:00 a.m. Adirondack Shakespeare Theatre presents children play Theseus and the Minotaur - LITTLE THEATER ON THE FARM in Fort Edwards
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 6th annual Whitehall Pow Wow with dance, hunting skills, ceremonies, storytelling songs
2:00 p.m. Adirondack Shakespeare Theatre presents children play Complete Works of Shakepeare (abridged) - LITTLE THEATER ON THE FARM in Fort Edwards 6:00 p.m. 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. Adirondack Shakespeare Theatre presents A Midsummer Night’s Dream - LITTLE THEATER ON THE FARM in Fort Edwards

Sunday - 8/7/11
Check out the Saratoga and North Creek Railway
Check out the Schedule of classes at the Adirondack Folk School
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 6th annual Whitehall Pow Wow with dance, hunting skills, ceremonies, storytelling songs
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Day trips to Ridin-Hy Ranch, $30 includes lunch, horseback ride and all activities
11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Bolton landing Silly Day (free)
2:00 p.m. Adirondack Shakespeare Company presents A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Scaroon Manor in Chester
5:00 p.m. Vespers Concert at the Seagle Colony in Schroon Lake


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

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