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June, 2019

Father’s Day Frogs and Classic Cars in Old Forge

If your father appreciates the unique and unusual, perhaps Old Forge should be part of the Father’s Day program. With an all weekend classic/antique car show to an ugly tie fashion show, Old Forge is celebrating the men, caregivers, and mentors in our lives. Old Forge kicks off the weekend festivities with the annual Classic and Antique Auto Show with a Friday evening car parade. Participants meet at the Hiltebrandt Recreational Center on North Street at 6:45 pm before cruising down Main Street in front of the spectator-lined street. Hitlebrandt Recreational Center continues to be the Saturday event headquarters. From >>More

June, 2019

Wild Center Helping Educators Talk Climate Change

The Wild Center is set to host a Summer Institute for New York State Teachers on July 15-18, focused on “Empowering Students for Climate Resilience.” This multi-day institute will bring together an interdisciplinary group of middle and high school teachers for an exploration of climate change and educational best practices. The Institute will feature a keynote and conversation with Bill McKibben, an environmentalist, author, and educator who has written extensively on the impact of climate change and global warming. Workshops and sessions presented during the four-day Institute will share information on climate science and expose participants to a suite » >>More

June, 2019

Whiteface Field Station Summer Lecture Series Set

The Atmospheric Sciences Research Center, located at 110 Marble Mountain Lane in Wilmington, has announced it’s 2019 Ray Falconer Science/Natural History Lecture Series. Lectures have been set for July 9th, July 23rd, August 6th, and August 20th at 7 pm. All lectures are free and open to the public. A Summary of Ongoing Research and Environmental Monitoring at Whiteface Mountain, a presentation by Paul Casson and Richard Brandt, SUNY Albany, Atmospheric Sciences Research Center is set for July 9th. Against the beauty afforded by this iconic Adirondack peak, a globally significant record of the physical and chemical composition of the >>More

June, 2019

Great Camp Sagamore Community Day Sunday

Great Camp Sagamore in Raquette Lake is hosting Community Day brunch this Sunday, June 16, from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm. The trails will be open to the public for hiking, with tours of the property and the historic buildings available from 10 am to 4 pm. Built in 1897 on 1,526 acres of remote Adirondack wilderness by William West Durant, Great Camp Sagamore was a wilderness retreat for the Alfred Vanderbilt family for half a century. It is now a National Historic Landmark managed by a non-profit educational institution in order to inspire others to help protect the environment, >>More

June, 2019

APA Meeting Agenda Includes Primitive Tent Sites

The Adirondack Park Agency will hold its monthly meeting at its headquarters in Ray Brook on Thursday, June 13th, 2019, beginning at 9 am. The meeting will feature consideration of a proposed two-lot subdivision involving wetlands and construction of a 150-foot-tall water tower in the Town of Mayfield; consideration of a public comment period on the Agency’s General Permit for the Replacement of Utility Poles; a presentation on the potential for the next generation to serve as catalysts for Community Climate Action; and consideration of a public comment period for proposed State Land Master Plan guidance for Primitive Tent Sites. >>More

June, 2019

Clinton County History Conference Planned

A Clinton County History Conference has been set for Saturday, June 22, 2019 from 9 am to 3 pm, at the Beekmantown Town Hall, 571 Spellman Road, West Chazy. The conference will is planned with historians and interested members of the public in mind.  Topics will include preserving historic buildings, erecting historic markers, encouraging heritage tourism, safely preserving grave stones, and local genealogy. Opening the conference will be New York State Historian Devin Lander, who will give remarks at 9:30 am.  Additional speakers include representatives from the Adirondack Architectural Heritage Association, the Northern New York American Canadian Genealogical » Continue >>More

June, 2019

Electronic Music Summit in Saranac Lake

Lake Flower Landing has announced “Electronic Music Summit,” the second installment of its Sound & Vision Series, a four-hour meeting-of-the-minds featuring performers from near and far, is set for Saturday, June 15th at 7 pm. Five acts will present sets from 30 minutes to an hour, ranging from deep listening, ambient “mood music,” improvisation, to conventionally structured songs, featuring a variety of instruments, some created by and for the performers. Opening the evening is Jerod Sommerfeldt, Professor of Electronic Music Composition and Theory at Crane School of Music in Potsdam. Sommerfeldt’s music focuses on the creation of algorithmic and stochastic >>More

June, 2019

Wilmington Whiskey Run, Heritage Festival and Speakeasy

The Wilmington Historical Society is set to host the Wilmington Whiteface Heritage Festival on Saturday, June 15th from 11 am to 4 pm at Festival Field located at 2 Cunningham Lane (just off Springfield Road) in Wilmington. One of three events happening throughout the day, it is free and the public is encouraged to attend. The Heritage Festival will follow the 3rd annual Whiskey Run event which begins at 9:30 am. The final event of the day is a Speakeasy Soiree at Pourman’s Tap House which will take place from 8 to 11 pm, also free and open to the >>More

June, 2019

2019 Lake Champlain Cyanobacteria Monitoring, Trainings

The Lake Champlain Committee’s (LCC) 2019 cyanobacteria monitoring season gets underway the week of June 16.  Everyone who uses, enters, or goes near the Lake Champlain should have a general awareness of cyanobacteria, often referred to as blue-green algae. These are a wide group of organisms, including species that are native, common and natural, but under certain conditions can create extensive blooms that can be a potential health hazard. Cyanobacteria warnings are posted each summer in Lake Champlain and other local lakes. Compounds produced by cyanobacteria can trigger skin irritations and gastro-intestinal illness, may cause itching and irritation of eyes, >>More

June, 2019

12th Annual Adirondack Coast Museums Weekend

The Adirondack Coast Cultural Alliance is set to host the 12th Annual Museum Days Weekend throughout Clinton County on June 15-16, 2019, inviting visitors and residents to explore the area’s wealth of museums, galleries and cultural organizations. From 10 am to 4 pm on Saturday and Sunday, participating locations will offer free admission, including demonstrations, tours, exhibits, hands-on activities, and more. This year’s event coincides with the first of two New York State “Path Through History” Weekends in 2019. The full Museum Days Weekend schedule will be published is on the Adirondack Coast Cultural Alliance website. The » Continue Reading. >>More


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