Posts on Jul 2013

Durant Days and Boat Parade Weekend

Raquette Lake boasts an incredible weekend from August 3rd – August 5th. Formerly and fondly known as the Raquette Lake Boat Parade & Firework Weekend again this year it dovetails into Durant Days which is a celebration of the Birth of Great Camps Architecture.

William West Durant’s rampant spending on development of estates we now call Great Camps led to his bankruptcy; but his three camps remain, Camp Pine Knot, Sagamore and Uncas, and all three boast National Historic Landmark status, shining a spotlight on the tiny village of Raquette Lake.
The weekend kicks off with an exclusive Boat Tour of Raquette Lake and a special appearance by Ragtime Pianist Bob Milne. He will be tickling the ivories in two appearances on Friday.

Bob is a world-renowned ragtime pianist who will wow the crowd with his timeless appearance. This year for Durant Days he will play a concert during the W.W. Durant Raquette Lake Navigation Boat Tour on Friday, August 2nd. This treat will guarantee a transcendent, almost time traveling experience as you walk the halls and the grounds of an historic property, not always open to the public. If only the walls could talk! The day will culminate in an evening presentation and concert at Great Camp Sagamore including a PBS special premiere viewing of a special about Durant followed by a concert by Bob Milne.

On Saturday in the village of Raquette Lake be on the lookout for W.W. Durant as he pops in to check on the village ensuring the town is running in proper order and that all his architectural plans are carried out.

Music is featured all weekend in Raquette Lake. A capella group Wide Variety Returns on Saturday afternoon with a concert at the Raquette Lake School at 2pm. At 5pm join Jason Hall, a talented local musician, writer, singer-songwriter, and keyboardist ready to entertain guests from 5pm – 8pm along the shores of Raquette Lake while the boat parade kicks off. Saturday night join Johnny and the Triumphs on the W.W. Durant for the Moonlight Cruise.

At 7pm while Jason Hall sings his songs, join the crowd at the Town Dock as they gather for a long-standing tradition ‘The Boat Parade” All watercraft is decorated and ready to go for a fun, whimsical Boat Parade steeped in tradition. Cash prizes and glory will go out to registered runabouts, party barges, canoes, kayaks. If it floats and it can enter and a team puts together a great theme, prizes will be awarded! Registration forms will be available at Burke’s or Birds Marina.

Fireworks light up the sky on Saturday night at dusk.

Sunday offers a ½ price tour of Great Camp Sagamore and a visit for Vespers on St. Hubert’s, Church of the Good Shepard.

Raquette Lake is alive with history and tradition. Don’t miss out!

15th Annual Durant Days Weekend (August 2-4, 2013
Friday, August 2 Guided tour Pine Knot + Luncheon Cruise. $59* pp inclusive. Limited to the first 56 reservations. Call 315-354-5532.
*$12 of every admission goes to Pine Knot and a donation is made to St. Williams.
§ 8:20-8:40 Arrive Raquette Lake and board the Durant for water taxi service to Pine Knot
§ 8:45-9:15 Cruise South Bay and dock at Pine Knot, the first Great Camp built by William West Durant
§ 9:20-10:50 Guided tour Pine Knot http://raquettelakenavigation.com/greatcamps
§ 11-11:40 Bob Milne ragtime music piano concert. Bob Milne is considered to be the best ragtime/boogie-woogie pianist in the world. www.bobmilne.com
§ 11:45-12:00 Walk through woods from Pine Knot on south shore of Long Point to St. Williams on north shore of Long Point
§ 12:00-12:15 Visit the recently refurbished church built by Durant in 1890. www.stwilliamsonlongpoint.org
§ 12:20 Board the WW Durant docked at St. Williams
§ 12:30-1:30 Luncheon cruise with historic commentary around the rest of Raquette Lake
§ 7:30pm WMHT and Elevation Films present “The Durant Camps” Sagamore Visitor’s Center (barn) Park in tour parking lot. Free with donation at the door, followed by a concert with ragtime boogie-woogie piano player Bob Milne. Free
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Saturday, August 3
§ Free 2:00-3:00 pm Wide Variety A Capella Performance at Raquette Lake School
§ Live music in town late afternoon- Jason Hall playing from 5:00-8:00 pm under the tent by the RR station foundation
§ Boat Parade around 7 pm- Fireworks at dark (about 9:30)
§ Moonlight Cruise- Johnny & the Triumphs
Sunday, August 4
§ 10 AM tour Sagamore (Half price $8 pp) www.greatcampsagamore.org
§ 3 PM Vesper service at St. Hubert’s, Church of the Good Shepherd, established 1880 (water taxi service free of charge from the village dock)www.sthubertsisle.com

RondeauFest Music Fair July 27th, Long Lake NY

Bluegrass, Americana, Folk.

It’s the ultimate way to feel “Long Lakey” Join the Town of Long Lake and three great bands for an afternoon of great Folk, Bluegrass, Americana sound on Saturday, July 27th at 2pm – 9pm at Mt. Sabattis Pavilion, located across from the LL Post Office/Route 30.

The Blind Owl Band 2-4 Blind Owl Band video Link
Chasing Blue 4:30 – 6 Video: Chasing Blue, Two Broken Wings
Rosco Bandana 6:30 – 9 Rosco Bandana, Time to Begin Video

This collection of bands represents the Adirondacks, Massachusetts and Gulfport Mississippi.

Kids under 18 are free. Adults $10.

This event is how it goes. We get you a shuttle bus from your home or lodging to get you to the show. The shuttle drives all over town all day long from the beach to the Pavilion, so if you start to get hot, you can take it to the beach, go swimming and COME BACK. I know, it’s that easy.

You can drive if you want, but you don’t have to.

Parking is free.

Wait, how do I get there? Well in Long Lake, we’re what you call, kind of off the radar, so for GPS maps or google maps, enter in 1100 Deerland Road. That gets you to the bottom of the hill. Then drive up to the top and park.

We want you to have a good time while your here.

We’ll have Smokin’ Horseshoes BBQ from Tupper Lake on Site serving up Pulled Pork, traditional BBQ and Hot Dogs and Hamburgers.

Bounce House for the kiddoes and more games. Bring cardboard and they can slide down the hill.

Advice – it gets buggy at night, bring a flashlight to get back to your car after dark. Lawn chairs and coolers are welcome. We ask for no glass bottles to keep broken glass at a minimum. And other than that.. it’s a great day of music rain or shine.

Join us.

A family event.

For more info 518.624.3077

This project is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts, administered by the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts.

Waterski Show Team in Long Lake, NY #NYadkchallenge

The US Waterski Show Team is coming to Long Lake NY at the Long Lake Town Beach on Saturday, July 20th with demos starting at 10am and an exhibition at 3pm. Look for the 3pm showcase along the waterfront in front of the Helms Aeroplane Base and the Long Lake Town Beach. Spectators are invited to enjoy a dazzling array of synchronized jumps and quadruple-decker pyramids and glittery costumes. Demo’s kick off at 10am.

There will be food and concessions available on the beach during the event including North Country Kettle Corn, Hamburgers, Hot Dogs and more.

The US Waterski Show Team is a water-ski club based out of Scotia NY where they can be seen weekly on Tuesday nights in front of Jumpin’ Jacks Drive In along the Mohawk River. The non-for-profit club was founded in 1968 and is the only one in New York State. Members of the waterski club include schoolteachers, engineers, contractors and college students.

There will be no boat or seaplane traffic during the duration of the show from 3pm – 4pm. This showcase is being highlighted in conjunction with the I Love NY Adirondack Challenge Festival Week which culminates on Sunday, July 21st in Indian Lake at Governor Cuomo’s Whitewater invitational event at Byron Park at 11am.

All boat traffic will be stopped from 3pm -4pm near the Long Lake Town Beach. There will be safety perimeters set up from the bridge to just north of the Motel Long Lake. We are trying to minimize wakes and create a large safe space for the waterskiers.

Please use caution when traveling in the area. Look for waterski demo’s throughout the day starting at 10am. In addition there will large jump set in the lake. There will be limited docking available at the Long Lake Public Dock in the afternoon. Come to town early to get a good view of the show. Additional parking can be found at the Long Lake Town Hall, Long Lake Central School, St. Henry’s Parking Lot and as far South as Mt. Sabattis.

Thank you for your cooperation during the US Waterski Show Team Exhibition.

Adirondack Challenge Festival Week Long Lake NY

Long Lake/Raquette Lake Adirondack Challenge Events – July 12 – 21st, 2013

Adirondack Challenge Festival Week July 12 -21st, 2013

#NYadkchallenge

Adirondack Ice-Cream Challenge
July 12th – July 21st
Hoss’s Country CONER. 1142 Main St, Long Lake NY
Try to get through 20 scoops of ice-cream covered in twigs (pretzels) and stones (chocolate covered “rocks”) $5.99. Prizes awarded daily on completion of said challenge. One person-one challenge. Please check us out on www.hossscountrycorner.com. My name is Jules if you need me. 800-952-4677. Bring it on!

Adirondack Challenge Scavenger Hunt
July 12th – July 21st
Hoss’s Country Corner, 1142 Main Street, Long Lake, NY will have a daily scavenger hunt, come in and get your cards to play. Prizes will be handed out daily for winners. Join us for daily hunts. It’s free to play!
Please check us out on www.hossscountrycorner.com. My name is Jules if you need me. 800-952-4677. Bring it on!

Adirondack Challenge – 3 NYS Draft Beer Specials
July 12th – July 21st
The Adirondack Hotel in Long Lake, NY offers 3 selections of New York State Draft Beer specials for the Adirondack Challenge available all week. The Adirondack Hotel is a classic turn-of-the century hotel steeped in history and Adirondack lore.
1245 Main Street, Long Lake, NY 12847 518.624.4700

Five Adirondack Challenge Luncheon Cruises aboard the W.W. Durant cruising on Raquette Lake Fri July 12, Sat July 13, Tues July 16, Thurs July 18, Fri July 19, Raquette Lake Navigation, 254 Antlers Road, Raquette Lake, NY 13436. Board 10:30, Sail 11-1:00 www.raquettelakenavigation.com/lunch-menu
Enjoy a delicious buffet luncheon prepared by Culinary Institute of America graduate Chef Jim Pohl while cruising on the Adirondacks’ largest natural lake. Captain Dean Pohl’s historic commentary brings to life the Gilded Age period in American history when Raquette Lake was the playground of the rich and famous such as the Vanderbilts, JP Morgan and the Carnegies. Cost $37 pp inclusive (2 hr cruise, buffet-style meal, tax & gratuity) Reservations required. 315-354-5532.

Three Adirondack Challenge Intimate Dining Experience Cruises with Raquette Lake Navigation
Sun July 14 Wed July 17 Sun July 21 Boarding 5:30. Sail 6-9 pm www.raquettelakenavigation.com
Reservations limited to guarantee your own private table. Same delicious food and scenery. Quieter. More time to enjoy the outer decks. $75 pp inclusive. Reservations required. 315-354-5532

Adirondack Challenge Boat Flotilla
July 12th
Long Lake Town Beach, 5pm – 7pm
Calling all boats, no-octane, guideboats, canoes, Antique Classic and Wooden Boats, Runabouts, and Party Barges. Long Lake celebrates Adirondack Challenge week with a Boat Parade like no other. Live Music by the Garrison-LeBlanc Trio. Prizes for Best Decorated, Most Original, and the best representation of the 1st Adirondack Challenge and more. Line up at the Long Lake Town Dock 4:30pm for the extraordinary kick off to an entire week of waterway related fun. www.mylonglake.com

Adirondack Challenge Entrée Specials
July 12th – July 21st, 2013
The Cellar Restaurant and Pub, 3 Kickerville Lane, Long Lake, NY. 518-624-5539. The Cellar Restaurant and Pub will be featuring “Adirondack Challenge Entree Specials for breakfast and dinner, along with desserts featuring New York State apples and Adirondack Maple Syrup ” from July 12-July 21, 2013. Stop in for breakfast (Thursday-Sunday 630a-1130a) or dinner (Daily 430p-9p) to try one of our chefs selections. Like us on Facebook (Cellar Restaurant and Pub) or check out our website@ www.thecellarlonglake.com for details.

Three Adirondack Challenge Traditional Dinner Cruises aboard the W.W. Durant cruising on Raquette Lake Sat July 13, Tues July 16, Thurs July 18. Board 4:30-5:30 Sail 5:30 8:30 www.raquettelakenavigation.com/dinner-menu Enjoy a delicious 4 course meal consisting of a homemade soup, salad, your choice of 5 different entrees and your choice of 2 different desserts. Cost: $60 or $65 pp inclusive, depending on your entree choice. Reservations required. 315.354.5532

Adirondack Challenge: Read the Adirondack Kids Books
CV Whitney Long Lake Public Library
1195 Main Street, Long Lake, NY
Saturday, July 13, 2013, 1-3pm, Authors & illustrator, Gary, Justin, & Carol VanRiper will be discussing and signing their newest book, “The Blackfly Bad Guy.” This event is part of the library “Adirondack Challenge: Read the Adirondack Kids Books,” book discussion program for young readers. Call the library, 518-624-3825, for more details.

Adirondack Challenge Moonlight Cruise with Raquette Lake Navigation
July 13th, 10pm – 11:30pm. $7 pp. www.raquettelakenavigation.com 315-354-5532 Live Music with Johnny and the Triumphs.

Great Camp Sagamore Featured Tours
July 13-15, 10am & 1:30pm Tours, Raquette Lake, www.greatcampsagamore.org,
Tour Great Camp Sagamore and learn about the craft of repairing chairs and weaving cane and splint seats with Chris Hubbard, Chair/Seat Caner. Tours are $16 for adults and $8 for school-aged children. Seniors received a $2 discount. Tours are always free for Sagamore members and for active military personnel. info@greatcampsagamore.org or call, 315-354-5311.

Adirondack Challenge of the Bands
Sunday, July 14th, 1pm – 5pm
Adirondack Hotel, 1245 Main Street, Long Lake, NY 518-624-4700.
Live Music and Great Adirondack BBQ Eats. $10 per person for music and food. Cash bar. Homemade BBQ features NYS locally produced ag and market items from Shaheens, Kilocyne Farms, and Oscars Smokehouse and three Adirondack draft beer specials running 7/12 – 7/21. Regular lunch and dinner menu will be served in the main dining room. The Adirondack Hotel is a classic turn-of-the century hotel steeped in history and Adirondack lore.

Adirondack Challenge Sunday Luncheon cruise aboard the W.W. Durant cruising on Raquette Lake
July 14. Board 12:00 noon. Sail 12:30-2:30. www.raquettelakenavigation.com Delicious buffet luncheon prepared by Culinary Institute of America graduate Chef Jim Pohl while cruising on the Adirondacks’ largest natural lake. Cruise by more Great Camps than any place else in the Adirondacks. Cost $37 pp inclusive Reservations required. 315-354-5532

Adirondack Challenge – Castle Rock Hiking Trip with Certified Guide Spencer Morrissey
July 15, 8am, Long Lake Town Offices, pre-registration & waiver required.
Take in outstanding views of Blue Mountain and Blue Mountain Lake from the rocky summit of Castle Rock and enjoy a peaceful hike past the secluded Chub Pond. Ages 10 and up (under 16 must be accompanied by an adult). Call 518-624-3077. www.mylonglake.com

Raquette Lake Navigation Adirondack Challenge Cruises
July 13th, 15th, 16th, 18th, Scenic Excursion 2pm – 3:30pm. ($15/10) 315 354-5532 www.raquettelakenavigation.com

Raquette Lake Navigation Adirondack Challenge Cruises
July 15th
Buffet Dinner cruise featuring certified angus prime rib of beef 5:30pm – 7:30pm. ($40/$20) 315 354-5532 www.raquettelakenavigation.com

Adirondack Challenge Claim Your Territory at Incapahco Artisans Shop
July 16th – 20th, 1150 Main Street, Long Lake
Claim your territory TOPO necklace or key fob. Stop in anytime between 10am- 5pm. Pick your favorite Adirondack Spot on the map and wear it with pride. Add charms that represent you. Make it yourself or buy one ready to wear. $25-$30. Contact Louisa Woodworth 518.955.2577

Adirondack Challenge. Mountain Bike Stunt Program with Chris Clark
July 16, 3pm, Long Lake Ball Field, www.mylonglake.com
Chris Clark, professional mountain biker, will present a 30 minute show of breathtaking balance and agility as he maneuvers his bike and body over custom built ramps and obstacles. 518-624-3077 for more info.

Adirondack Challenge New York Finest Wine and Cheese Tasting
July 16, 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Ali Baba’s Liquor and Wine and The Adk Trading Post
1601 Tupper Road, Long Lake, NY
New York’s finest wines and cheeses are paired together for the Adirondack Challenge 2013. Sample cheese from Oscar’s Smokehouse in Warrensburg, Lowville Producers, Lowville, Nettle Meadow Farms, Warrensburgh and Murray’s Cheese Shop, New York City. Featured New York State Wines from Long Island includes Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Sauvignon Blanc.

Adirondack Challenge Pizza Cruise on Raquette Lake
Wed July 17 11:30am – 1pm. ($25/$15/$10) Minnie & Mickey Mouse on hand to meet and greet during boarding. www.raquettelakenavigation.com 315-354-5532

Adirondack Challenge Kids Art Class with Cindy Black
July 17, 1:00-3:30pm, Mt. Sabattis Pavilion
Cindy Black will teach the fun of tempura paints! Make sure to bring a smock or big t-shirt. Children ages 5-10; must be accompanied by an adult. Call 518-624-3077 for more information.

Adirondack Challenge Decoupage Craft Class
July 17, 7pm, Raquette Lake Library, www.mylonglake.com
Make a decoupage box or journal to take home! Great for kids and adults of all ages. All welcome, free class. Call 518-624-3077 for more information.

Edible Book Fair, Long Lake
July 17
4:30pm – 6:30pm Long Lake Town Hall
The CV Whitney Long Lake Library presents a celebration of food and edible books. Devour your favorite book at the Edible Book Fair! A must-see and taste events for food and book lovers. Feed your soul with edible are inspired by classic tales, children’s stories, mysteries and more.

ADK Challenge Challenges Middle Sister Wines to a Tasting Duel! –
Wed July 17, 2-4 pm, Raquette Lake Navigation, www.raquettelakenavigation.com
Did you know that birth order is commonly believed to have a profound and lasting effect on psychological development? The Sisterhood did. Cost: $25 pp for sassy wines, cocktails and appetizers 315-354-5532

ADK Challenge Italian Homemade Dinner Night
Wed, July 17, 5:30-8pm
Cybercreek Café, located behind Hoss’s Country Corner at the intersection of NYS routes 28N/30. The Cybercreek Cafe offers delicious Homemade Italian dinners to celebrate the Adirondack Challenge. Enjoy a home-style Italian meal featuring fresh ingredients locally grown in New York State. Outside dining available. 518-624-6466.

Adirondack Challenge Open Mic Wednesday, July 17th
Hoss’s Country CONER, 1142 Main Street, Long Lake, NY
Hoss’s live open mic night on Wednesday July 17th. 7-10pm. Free to participants. Located at the corner of RTE 28 & 30 in Long Lake, NY. Prizes given out to those brave enough to join us! Please check us out on www.hossscountrycorner.com. My name is Jules if you need me. 800-952-4677. Bring it on!

St. Williams on Long Point, Concert w/String Bee
July 18th, 7 pm, St. Williams on Long Point, Raquette Lake, www.stwilliamsonlongpoint.org
String Bee, a stylistically diverse acoustic trio, blends the diverse musical origins of the group with a mix of traditional and original songs. This lively, upbeat concert will have you bouncing in your seat! The program is free & open to the public. Call 354-4265 for reservations (Site is boat access only).

Shrek, The Musical
July 18th, 8pm, Long Lake Central School, Arts Center Production, www.adirondackarts.org
Based on the Oscar® winning DreamWorks film, Shrek the Musical brings the hilarious story of everyone’s favorite ogre to dazzling new life on stage. Full of all-new songs, great dancing and breathtaking scenery, fun for everyone! Call for more information and tickets, 518-352-7715.

Adirondack Challenge Elco Electric Launch
Friday, July 19 Elco Electric Luxury Launch Adirondack Challenge Cruise up the Marion River. Cruise up the Marion River aboard a luxurious 30′ Elco Electric Luxury Launch, The Avery Mae. Quiet. Green. Serene. Like Riding on a Magic Carpet! Light refreshments served. Board 1:30 Sail 2:00-4:00. Limited to 8 people. $25 pp for cruise and light refreshments. Reservations required. Celebrating Governor Cuomo’s Adirondack Challenge Festival Week in Hamilton County.www.raquettelakenavigation.com/events

Adirondack Challenge Float Night featuring Cardboard Box Boat Face-Off
July 19, 5-7pm, Long Lake Town Beach, www.mylonglake.com
DJs Andrew and Pat spin the tunes as kids of all ages get creative and build a boat using only cardboard and duct tape. Last boat floating wins the title! Prizes awarded. Lifeguards on duty. 518-624-3077 for info.

Adirondack Challenge – US Water Ski Show Team Exhibition
July 20, 3pm, Long Lake Town Beach, www.mylonglake.com
The highest caliber water ski show in the Northeast by the 2011 Eastern Regional Water Ski Champions! Pyramids, jumps, stunts and barefoot waterskiing! Call 518-624-3077 for information. Demonstrations at the beach start at 10am. Come down for the day and get your spot early!

Art & Photo Show, Long Lake Town Hall
July 20th thru July 27th, 1pm – 7pm. The Long Lake Artisans Cooperative showcase local artisans art and photography. Proceeds benefit scholarship fund for a student at LLCS with strong interest in art or music.

Adirondack Challenge Concert with the Jay Walken Band
July 20th, 6-10pm. Mt. Sabattis Pavilion, 6 Pavilion Way. Free concert with “The Jay Walken Band.” Local guy returns to his hometown to do a free concert featuring contemporary country, blues, rock and roll. Sponsored by local businesses including the Adk Trading Post, Hoss’s Country Corner, The Long Lake Diner and the Adirondack Hotel. www.mylonglake.com

Adirondack Challenge Moonlight Cruise with Raquette Lake Navigation
July 20th, 10pm – 11:30pm. With Mitch Frasier entertaining $7 pp. www.raquettelakenavigation.com 315-354-5532

An Adirondack Challenge National Historic Landmark and Historic Place Packaged with a luncheon cruise aboard the W.W. Durant cruising on Raquette Lake
Sun July 21. A 9:30 am to 2:00 pm time commitment. www.raquettelakenavigation.com/events

Guided tour of Pine Knot (NH Landmark & first Great Camp built), & a visit to St. Williams (NH Place) built in 1890 by Durant . Both architectural treasures are boat access only. The W.W. Durant, will provide water taxi service as well as a luncheon. Cost $54 pp. Reservations required. 315-354-5532

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