Posts on Jul 2016

18th Annual Durant Days in Raquette Lake Aug 5-7th

Raquette Lake hosts an celebrating the Birth of Great Camps as inspired by William West Durant, Friday through Sunday, August 5th – 7th 2016.

On Friday, August 5th there is a with a special cruise with Raquette Lake Navigation on the W.W. Durant. Stops along the way include Camp Pine Knot, the first Great Camp and home to Collis P. Huntington of Southern Pacific Railroad Fame. Camp Pine Knot is not usually open to the public, so this is unique opportunity to see it up close. There will also be a visit to St. Williams on Long Point. A church, built by W.W. Durant in 1890. St. Williams is on the National Register of Historic Sites. For information and reservations for this luncheon cruise, call (315) 354-5532.

Lunch Cruise on the WW Durant and Explore Great Camps

Lunch Cruise on the WW Durant and Explore Great Camps

On Saturday, August 6th, Wide Variety, Jersey’s Premier A Cappella Group, will be performing a free concert at the Raquette Lake School. Doors open at 1:30pm with performance at 2p.m. This concert is co-sponsored by the Long Lake Parks and Recreation Department and the Central Adirondacks Association.

Wide Variety Returns to Raquette Lake

Wide Variety Returns to Raquette Lake

The Raquette Lake Boat Parade takes place on Saturday, August 6th at 7pm with the best view from the Raquette Lake Town Dock. The 2016 theme is “Strictly ADK.” Boats pick up registration forms at Burke’s or Birds Marina or call Pat Deyle 315-354-4070. Cash prizes will be awarded for non-motorized, pontoon, under 14 feet and over 14 feet. At dusk there will be a fireworks showcase from the lake.

Boat Parade features Strictly ADK Theme in 2016

Boat Parade features Strictly ADK Theme in 2016

On Sunday, August 7th there will be half-priced guided tours of Great Camp Sagamore, the Alfred Vanderbilt estate, featuring 27 National Historic Landmark Buildings at 10am. At 2pm there is a water taxi service to and from St. Hubert’s Isle from the village dock for The Annual Ecumenical Vespers service will be held at the Church of the Good Sheppard at 3pm.

For more information call 518-624-3077 or 315-354-5532.

Road Rally on Wed July 27th

Ever funny-walked down the street, or done a handstand at the Long Lake sign? On Wednesday, July 27th at 7pm grab your camera or camera phone and race around Long Lake to compete for cash prizes in this year’s Long Lake Amazing Race Road Rally.

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Drive around Long Lake, following a ridiculous set of instructions and collect photographic evidence on completion of the tasks. Rules of the road apply and spies will be watching your every move! With a two hour time limit, this game is not about speed but accuracy and imagination. On vacation and not sure you will know where you’re going? Not a problem — these crazy rules even confound the natives!

Teams of 2 or more are required and there is $5 car fee. Cash prizes awarded to the top team!

There is a max of 25 cars allowed to be registered. Cars can start registering by 6:30pm. 1st come 1st served.

Youth Center Programming in Full Swing

The Long Lake Parks and Recreation Department offers a robust calendar of youth events in 2016. The Youth Center and programming has been in place since 2010 and offers a variety of activities open to property owners, residents and visitors.

The Long Lake Youth Center is currently open Wednesday evenings at the Mt. Sabattis Geiger Arena at 6 Pavilion Way at the intersection of South Hill Road and Deerland Road in Long Lake, NY. Maria Black currently a junior at Long Lake Central School, coordinates special events for the youth center.

Youth Events

Kids take painting with Cindy Black, Wed's from 1pm - 3pm.

Kids take painting with Cindy Black, Wed’s from 1pm – 3pm.

Every Wednesday, 1pm – 3pm – Kids Painting Class with Cindy Black. Meet at the Mt. Sabattis Pavilion. Small materials fee.

August 2nd: Trailblazers Rafting Trip. Pre-registration required. 518-624-3077. Max 10.

August 3rd: Swimming Races 10am at the Long Lake Town Beach. First Place winners win free ticket to Water Safari

August 3rd, 7pm – 9pm. Louisa Wright of Incapahco Art Song Studio will be hosting a workshop at the Geiger Arena. All supplies and materials will be provided. Registration required in advance. A minimum of three students must sign up for the class to take place. This is sponsored by The Town of Long Lake. Call 518-624-3077 to register. Maximum of 15 for class.

August 4th: Group Trip to Water Safari in Old Forge. The Long Lake Little Bus holds 18. Participants not taking the bus must meet the group at Water Safari at allotted time to be eligible for the Group Discount. Call 518-624-3077 to confirm reservation and participation.

August 8th: Raquette River Outfitters will be hosting a special free Stand Up Paddle Boarding Class with a max of ten participants. Pre-registration is required. Boards, and lifejackets will be provided. Children learn nuts and bolts of paddle boarding and be responsible for their gear. This is always a popular event and please note the max is 10. Pre-registration is required. Call 518-624-3077 to reserve. Ages 10 and up.

August 9th: Trailblazers Hiking Trip. Long Lake residents and students ages 8 and up hike to Cascade Pond Loop. Sign up at 518-624-3077.

August 10th: Utica Zoomobile, 10am Raquette Lake Library, Noon Mt. Sabattis Pavilion. Free for families and children in Long Lake and Raquette Lake. Sorry, no camp groups. 518-624-3077

Wednesday, August 10th Farewell Bash at the Geiger Arena from 7pm-9pm with Bonfire, Games, Marshmallow roasting and more.

August 11th: Float Night, 5pm-7pm. Long Lake Town Beach. Cardboard Box Race Competition.

Children under 8 must have a grown up or designated care-giver to attend youth programming.

For more info on Kid Friendly events including Guided Hiking Trips, Zoomobile and Wednesday’s Painting Classes held every Wednesday at the Mt. Sabattis Pavilion from 1pm – 3pm through August 24th call 518-624-3077 or check out calendar of events on line at mylonglake.com

Library Hosts John Muir Celebration

Journey with John Muir: Exploring the Wilderness of Our Lives

John Muir celebrated by the Long Lake Library

John Muir celebrated by the Long Lake Library

Friday, July 22nd
– 5:30 p.m. Potluck at the Long Lake Town Hall (bring a dish to pass!)
– 7:00 p.m. Square Dance for all ages & abilities, with Quickstep, LL Town Hall

Quickstep leads the Square Dancing at the Long Lake Town Hall on Friday, July 22nd at 7pm

Quickstep leads the Square Dancing at the Long Lake Town Hall on Friday, July 22nd at 7pm

Saturday, July 23rd
– 10 a.m. Guided Nature Hike at the Adirondack Interpretive Center (AIC), Newcomb
– 12 p.m. Reading of John Muir’s book Stickeen AIC, Newcomb
– 2 p.m. Nature Up Close and Personal, nature journal workshop with Caitlin Stewart, Conservation Educator from Hamilton County Soil and Water Department (all materials provided) AIC, Newcomb
– 7 p.m. John Muir program with Dr. Dick Shore. Dick brings Muir to life as he changes before your eyes into the very person of the legendary John Muir. Light refreshments will be served. Long Lake Pavilion

Sunday, July 24th
– Canoe or Kayak paddle with Raquette River Outfitters, a guided trip (fee required)
– Pontoon boat ride with Martin Friedman (fee required)
– 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Intermediate Photography workshop with Joe LeFevre (Limited space, $45 registration)

Joe LeFevre will teach a photography class

Joe LeFevre will teach a photography class

Wilderness Art Exhibit
Throughout the month of July there will be an exhibit of Wilderness themed artwork in a variety of mediums by local artists.

During the weekend, bagged lunches will be available to order & delivered at a cost of $10 by the ADK Trading Post in Long Lake.

“In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.”
-John Muir

This project is made possible, in part, with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts.

Spring Fed Concert July 30th on Beach

At 6pm on Saturday, July 30th, pull your boat up to the Long Lake Town Beach and start off your Saturday night with a healthy dose of beach fun music with Spring Fed!

SPRING FED is Upstate New York’s premiere powerhouse rock band performing original hits from their stellar album titled “After the Beat Generation.” The nationally renowned touring band features the singer-songwriter, Brian Gibney (lead guitar/vocals), Jim McArdle (rhythm guitar/vocals), Dan MacDonald (drums), and Mark Frederick (bass). Party to SPRING FED’s rockin’ high-energy eclectic mix of songs such as “August,” “Tidal Wave,” “Next Summer,” “Still the Wind,” and “How Do You Love,” to name a few. SPRING FED keeps the “BEAT” fresh—they perform “FLASHBACK FAVES” from the 60’s and 90’s throughout their concert. SPRING FED has been selected as song-writing finalists in the Ticketmaster/Yamaha National Talent Search and became semi-finalists in the Mars Music/Palm Records National Talent Search among a field of 1000’s. SPRING FED keeps the party going with their upbeat vibe and rock n’ roll edge.

Spring Fed Band

A hip-shaking good time, Spring Fed’s concerts feature 60’s cover songs by The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, The Who, Cream, The Doors and more. Spring Fed formed in 1996 with founding members Brian Gibney and Dan MacDonald. The band’s sole focus was writing and releasing original music. Within a year of conception, Spring Fed saw exposure on radio, television, and was touring the east coast. Spring Fed was on regular rotation on Time Warner’s “Best of” sounding board. Over the years members have included Paco Castillo, Dan Welsh, and James Gascoyne on bass. In 2001 Jim McArdle was hired to bring in an additional powerful vocal. The band took an extended hiatus, however, recently returned to revisit their material with new bassist Mark Frederick. Their music blends an emphasis on lyrics and melody, bound with solid musicianship and passion. This concert is FREE and fun for all ages!

Meet-and-Greet with the band during intermission for a CD signing, autographs, and fan photos! For Booking/Media inquiries regarding SPRING FED, contact Lisa Gandia at 518-844-5453 or lgandia@nycap.rr.com.

Food truck, newly opened for the 2016 season, Fat River Foods, will be on site selling popular favorites to keep your bellies full!

This is an all ages show.

If raining, the show will go on either at the Mt. Sabattis Pavilion or Long Lake Town Hall. Stay on top of media alerts via www.facebook.com/mylonglake for breaking news and information regarding rain location – if needed.

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Free Paddling Clinic Thursday and Paddling Olympics Friday

The Paddling Olympics kick off on Friday, July 22nd with registration at 10:30am and Competition at 11am. No experience is necessary, and it’s a great way to introduce kids and teens to the fun of water sports.

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Events include Canoe Races, Hand Paddling, Back Paddling, Four -Person Relay, Stand Up Paddle Board Races, Kayak Races, Kayak Back Paddling and Canoe Tug-O-War. The Long Lake Lions Club will be on site serving up Hot Dogs, and Sausage and Pepper Sandwiches. There will be awards and recognition.

Participants in the past include visitors who have no experience paddling a watercraft and it’s a great way to learn a new skill and find a fun new activity while on vacation.

Novice Paddler? Don’t worry we have paddle expert, Caleb Davis on Thursday, July 21st from 7pm – 8pm. Kids that participate receive a coupon for an ice cream cone!

The LLA 2016 schedule of events includes the following:

Lake Stewards at Long Lake DEC Boat Launch, Lake Eaton, and Forked Lake:
Memorial Day through Labor Day. 7 AM 4 PM and earlier for special events There is a boat washing station located at the Kickerville Station located on NYS Route 30, Tupper Road, Long Lake, NY

Paddling Clinic with Caleb Davis:
Thursday, July 21st, 7- 8 PM at Long Lake Town Beach. Paddles, canoes, and life-vests will be supplied, or bring your own.

Long Lake Paddling Olympics at the Long Lake Town Beach:
Friday, July 22th, 11 AM – 2:30 PM. Registration at 10:30 AM at the beach. Volunteers welcome. Please contact Kathy Duffendack at 624-2780.

Long Lake Association Annual Get-Together:
Friday, Aug 12th, 4-5:30 PM at the ADK Hotel. Causal meeting to mingle and update on 2016 events with special guest speaker. Hors d’oeuvres served.

Long Lake 2nd Annual Pontoon Boat Raft Up:
Saturday Aug 13th (rain day Aug 14th) from 2-6 PM at Keller Bay (1 mile north of the bridge)
Bring friends, musical instruments and/or vocal chords, bathing suits, BYOB and food. ALL BOATS WELCOME. Please contact Peggy and Steve Wadecki for more info at 624-6334.

Kids Day in Long Lake, NY Tues, July 19th

Come join the Town of Long Lake for the third annual Feeling Long Lake Kids Day Tuesday, July 19th on the Town Ball Field. Bounce houses for all ages, including the littlest of tots. A big bounce house obstacle course and a regular smaller sized bounce house, this is the place to be if you have little tots and big kids looking to burn off some energy! CirqOvation has a featured performance at 3pm featuring stunts, stilts, tricks and more entertainment. Come for the afternoon and stay for the showcase at 3pm.

Activities for the kids and adults include tie dying for $5 per shirt (or bring your own 100% cotton items), water games, and a huge bounce house for the kids to tire themselves out in!

CirqOvation Returns to Long Lake, NY on Tuesday, July 19th from 12p - 4pm

CirqOvation Returns to Long Lake, NY on Tuesday, July 19th from 12p – 4pm

This special day for kids will feature CirqOvation, a NY based company that is a conglomerate of artists which fuse physical theatre, vaudeville, street performance, and traditional circus in an eclectic array of talent from all over the US. They will be entertaining crowds on stilts and at their Circus Workshop where families can try their hand at various skills such as juggling, Chinese yo-yo, spinning plates, devil sticks, and Wild West spinning ropes. Kids can also enjoy a large bounce house, games, music, $5 t-shirt tie dye, activities and surprises. Rain or Shine. The day begins at 12pm on ball field and admission is free! Be sure not to miss it! For more information call 518-624-3077.

Bring your appetites too! The Long Lake Diner will be serving up lunch fixin’s so no need to eat before you arrive!

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US Waterski Show Team 2016 Hits Long Lake NY

The US Waterski Show Team is coming to Long Lake NY at the Long Lake Town Beach on Saturday, July 16th. Demonstrations of pyramids, tricks and barefoot waterskiing begin at the Town Beach starting at 10am with the team performance at 3pm. The showcase will be along the waterfront in front of the Helms Aeroplane Base and the Long Lake Town Beach along NYS Route 30. Spectators are invited to enjoy a dazzling array of synchronized jumps and quadruple-decker pyramids and glittery costumes.

US Waterski Show team dazzles audiences with pyramids, barefoot waterskiing and more!

US Waterski Show team dazzles audiences with pyramids, barefoot waterskiing 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 club was founded in 1968 and it is the only one in New York State. Members of the waterski club include schoolteachers, engineers, contractors and college students.

Other beach activities on July 16th include the Cardboard Boat Box Race Float Off Contest starting at 11am. Children of all ages build a boat out of cardboard and duct tape provided by the Town of Long Lake from 11am to 1pm. Pre-built boats are welcome to float, but boats must be made out of cardboard and tape. No floatation devices or styrofoam can be part of the construction of the boat. The Float Off competition starts at 1pm. The last boat floating wins prizes from local businesses. All activities are at the Long Lake Town Beach located at 1258 Main Street, NYS Route 30, Long Lake, NY.

Save your appetites, the ADK Trading Post will be on site selling Chicken in a Cup. Taco in a Bag and North Country Kettle Corn will be on site selling yummy classic pop corn.

Free Parking is available at Long Lake Central School located on School Street off of Main Street, Route 30, along Becker Road behind the Town Hall. There will be a shuttle bus providing park and ride transportation. Limited parking available near the beach.

Cardboard Box Float Competition - Build at 11am - Float at 1pm.

Cardboard Box Float Competition – Build at 11am – Float at 1pm.

ANN AND CARROLL VAN CLEAVE TO GIVE CONCERT IN LONG LAKE ON JULY 14

Mr. and Ms. Van Cleave, guitarist and vocalist, will give a concert of Broadway songs at the United Methodist church in Long Lake on Thursday, July 14, at 7:30 p.m. The Van Cleaves will be accompanied on the piano by Elizabeth Cordes.

Presently residing in Norwood, NJ, the Van Cleaves met while starring opposite each other in a musical in Texas some 25 years ago. Ann is from Centerville, Ohio, and comes from a musical family. Her parents met while singing together in an opera company; Ann and her three siblings grew up singing with them throughout Ohio (as Ohio’s Musical Family of the Year). Mr. Van Cleave hails from Cozad, Nebraska. He grew up surrounded by music and as a young man enjoyed playing his guitar and singing across the country. In 1989, the couple moved to NYC to begin their careers together.

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Ms. Van Cleave’s Broadway credits include Cyrano the Musical, Showboat, Ragtime, Kiss Me Kate, A Class Act, Fiddler on the Roof, and Beauty and the Beast. She was featured as Ellie in the national tour of Hal Prince’s Showboat. She has performed extensively in theaters across the country and has been the featured soloist with several symphony orchestras.

Mr. Van Cleave has starred in leading roles in theaters across the United States. Off Broadway, he was featured in Leave it to Jane and The Princess and the Plague. Film credits include Aaron in Anthony Perkin’s comedy, Lucky Stiff, and HBO’S Steal the Sky opposite Ben Cross and Mariel Hemmingway.

Together, the Van Cleaves performed for several years on the world’s largest stage at the MGM Grand in Reno, Nevada. They also traveled the world for close to a year on board The QE2 and The Seaborn Cruise Line performing their own cabaret act. Their two sons, Connor, 21, and Taylor, 16, are each accomplished musicians.

Elizabeth Cordes teaches music at Tupper Lake Central School and is the accompanist for the High Peaks Opera.

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

Long Lake Association Announces Events and Activities 2016

The Long Lake Association (LLA) of Long Lake, NY was established over 30 years ago. The mission is to preserve and enhance the health and beauty of the lake and to promote its wise use for the benefit and enjoyment of present and future generations. All Long Lake residents, full-time and seasonal, are members of the LLA. The Association is always encouraging members to volunteer and participate in events. LLA Board Members participate in regional and state-wide committees to ensure that all the water bodies in the Town of Long Lake are well represented. In addition, LLA provides volunteers to support many of the Town and Regional activities. For more information and contacts, check out our website at www.longlakeassociation.org

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For the past nine years, the Long Lake Association has partnered with Paul Smith’s College to sponsor Lake Stewards at the Long Lake NYS DEC boat launch from Memorial Day through Labor Day. The Lake Stewards provide education on invasive species prevention and conduct boat inspections. This has been made possible through LLA fundraising, NYS grants, and currently through an EPA grant to the Paul Smith’s Watershed Institute. This year, through additional grant funding obtained through the efforts of the LLA and sponsorship from the Town of Long Lake, there will be Lake Stewards at Lake Eaton and Forked Lake. For the other bodies of water in Long Lake, the LLA will be posting information about invasive species prevention at popular launch sites.

The LLA 2016 schedule of events includes the following:

Lake Stewards at Long Lake DEC Boat Launch, Lake Eaton, and Forked Lake:
Memorial Day through Labor Day. 7 AM 4 PM and earlier for special events
Annual Loon Count:
Saturday, July 16th, 8 – 9 AM, followed by breakfast at Phil Terrie’s camp. Please contact Joan Collins at 624-5528 or Joan.Collins@frontier.com
Paddling Clinic with Caleb Davis:
Thursday, July 21st, 7- 8 PM at Long Lake Town Beach. Paddles, canoes, and life-vests will be supplied, or bring your own.
Long Lake Paddling Olympics at the Long Lake Town Beach:
Friday, July 22th, 11 AM – 2:30 PM. Registration at 10:30 AM at the beach. Volunteers welcome. Please contact Kathy Duffendack at 624-2780.
Long Lake Association Annual Get-Together:
Friday, Aug 12th, 4-5:30 PM at the ADK Hotel. Causal meeting to mingle and update on 2016 events with special guest speaker. Hors d’oeuvres served.
Long Lake 2nd Annual PONTUNE Boat Raft Up:
Saturday Aug 13th (rain day Aug 14th) from 2-6 PM at Keller Bay (1 mile north of the bridge)
Bring friends, musical instruments and/or vocal chords, bathing suits, BYOB and food. ALL BOATS WELCOME. .Please contact Peggy and Steve Wadecki for more info at 624-6334.

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