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August, 2019

Warren Co Historical Society Opening New Museum Space


The Warren County Historical Society is officially opening its new museum space with the exhibit “Warren County 360: Celebrating Place and People,” at its headquarters located at 50 Gurney Lane, Queensbury. The exhibit, a product of two years of research and design, depicts the evolution of Warren County through the lens of cultural geography, showing how the natural resources of the region led to the development of its economy and society. A ribbon-cutting hosted by the Adirondack Regional Chamber of Commerce and debut reception will be held on Thursday, September 12 from 5 to 8 pm. An exhibit of Warren >>More


August, 2019

Plastic Bakelite Documentary Highlights Adirondack Connection


The Indian Lake Theater is set to show the documentary All Things Bakelite: The Age of Plastic by John Maher, a provocative story about the “father of modern plastics.” Belgian-born chemist and inventor Leo Hendrik Baekeland invented Velox photographic paper as well as what is considered the world’s first synthetic plastic which has been used for everything from jewelry to communications equipment. Baekeland’s 1907 invention ushered in an explosion of new man-made materials that helped mark the beginnings of the modern industrial age, and changed our way of life. What is less known is that Baekeland had a major connection >>More


August, 2019

Adirondack Plein Air Festival Underway


The Adirondack Artists Guild Gallery’s 11th Adirondack Plein Air Festival is underway, set to run through August 17th. The Adirondack Artists Guild Gallery in Saranac Lake is the event headquarters and the source of information, with maps and schedules available. A “Paint the Town” Silent Auction is set for Thursday, August 15 at 5 pm, as well as a 3rd Thursday Art Walk from 5 to 7:30 pm in Saranac Lake. A Show & Sale in the Town Hall is set for Friday night, August 16, tickets are $20 (available at the door), with food and beverages provided, and attendees >>More


August, 2019

Rockwell Kent Documentary Showing In Elizabethtown


During the 1930s and ‘40s, Rockwell Kent (1882-1971) was one of America’s most famous personalities. A longtime resident of the Adirondacks, he was a foremost illustrator of his day, creating definitive drawings for literary classics such as Moby Dick, Candide and The Canterbury Tales. Kent was also a prolific oil painter, author and traveler. As a political activist he went head-to-head with Senator Joseph McCarthy and the House Un-American Activities Committee, and won a landmark passport case against the federal government that, to this day, allows all U.S. citizens the right to travel regardless of their political affiliations. For more >>More


August, 2019

Long Lake All Years Class Reunion, Celebration Planned


Plans are underway for a four-day all class inclusive Long Lake Central School reunion and town celebration on Thursday, September 12th, through Sunday, September 15th, at a variety of venues in and around the Long Lake area. This event, initiated by the Class of 1969 to celebrate their 50th reunion, also includes alumni from all the graduating classes from Long Lake Central School and residents of the Long Lake Community. Barbara Cragg Kiefer, Class President of Long Lake Central School Class of 1969 chairs the 2019 Reunion Committee. Planned events include a Santanoni Wagon Trip, Trivia Night at the Adirondack >>More


August, 2019

Preserving Adirondack Architecture Program Planned


The Hadley-Lake Luzerne Historical Society is set to host a program entitled Preserving our Adirondack Architecture, with guest speaker Steven Englehart, Executive Director of Adirondack Architectural Heritage. Englehart works to preserve the historic architecture of the Adirondack Park. Adirondack Architectural Heritage was formed during an effort to save Adirondack Great Camp Santanoni from being torn down when the land it was on was added to the New York State ‘forever wild’ Forest Preserve. This free public program will be held on Thursday, August 22nd, at 7 pm at the Hadley-Luzerne Public Library, 19 Main Street in Lake Luzerne. For further >>More


August, 2019

Wild & Scenic Film Festival Coming to Lake Placid


The Ausable River Association (AsRA) is set to host a night of visual storytelling through film at the Wild & Scenic Film Festival, on tour at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts. This event celebrates the beauty of wild places and thework being done to protect them. The Wild & Scenic Film Festival, curated by the South Yuba River Citizens League, premieres each year during the third week of January in Nevada City, CA. Now in its 17th year, 10 films from the festival are coming to Lake Placid. Feature films include Last Green Thread, a story about three >>More


August, 2019

LGLC Gala Raises $240k for Conservation, Water Quality


The Lake George Land Conservancy’s (LGLC) 20th annual gala raised more than $240,000, thanks to its guests and business supporters. Over its 20-year run, the annual gala has raised nearly $2 million for land conservation and water quality protection. Held August 2nd at the Inn at Erlowest, the gala featured a silent auction and live “Fund-A-Need” to raise funds for specific projects. The evening’s auctioneer, Sherry Truhlar, urged the audience to “plant the tree now” so that future generations can enjoy the rewards of a protected watershed and lake. Nearly $143,000 was raised specifically for three projects: terrestrial invasives management, >>More


August, 2019

American, NYC Ballet Dancers Performing at Silver Bay


Dancers of American Ballet Theatre and New York City Ballet are set to present an evening of dance on August 15th, 2019 at Silver Bay YMCA Family Conference & Retreat Center, 87 Silver Bay Rd, at Silver Bay on Lake George. The performance will showcase the talents of soloist Unity Phelan of New York City Ballet and dancers Isabella Boylston, Cory Stearns, Sung Woo Han, Devon Teuscher, and James Whiteside of American Ballet Theatre, who will perform several excerpts from a variety of famous ballets, such as Le Corsaire, Manon, and Swan Lake, as well as new choreography in the >>More


August, 2019

Lake George Music Festival Showcases New Artists


Celebrating its ninth year, the Lake George Music Festival  (LGMF) continues to stretch the boundaries of classical music. The goal of the LGMF is to continue to respect and preserve traditional classical music while showcasing the art of contemporary musicians. For two weeks the festival brings world-class chamber musicians, orchestras, and choir music to the streets of Lake George. According to LGMF President and CEO Alexander Lombard, the mission of LGMF is to bring classical music to the community and create positive experiences through beautiful venues and world-class music. During the festival’s two week schedule the core events happen in >>More