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Best of Broadway on Friday, July 15th

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BLUE MOUNTAIN LAKE – The Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts has announced the line-up for its 2016 Adirondack Lakes Summer Theatre Festival, and this year the touring festival will feature a musical revue entitled The Best of Broadway, free outdoor performances of The Taming of the Shrew as its Shakespeare in the Adirondack Park, and a cabaret that will be the highlight of the Arts Center’s annual Great Arts Benefit. The Festival kicks off in Long Lake on July 15 through August 14.

The Best of Broadway features lesser-known musical gems by beloved Broadway composers like Charles Strouse (Bye, Bye Birdie and Annie) and Sheldon Harnick (Fiddler on the Roof), along with hilarious sketches, including a spoof of Death of a Salesman by Mel Brooks. Tickets cost $20 for adults, $15 for Arts Center members, and $10 for children 12 and under. Performance dates for Long Lake for the Best of Broadway is Friday, July 15, 7:30 p.m. at the Long Lake Town Hall.

The Taming of the Shrew is a brilliant 40-minute version of the Shakespeare comedy. Petruchio decides that Kate, the beautiful girl with the awful temper, will make a wonderful wife once she’s tamed. Kate wants nothing to do with any suitor. This madcap story of imperfect love is told in the Elvis-meets-I-Love-Lucy setting of the 1950s! Bring your lawn chair (indoor facilities available in case of weather). Performance date in Long Lake is Sunday, July 31st at 7pm at the Mt. Sabattis Pavilion, entrance located at the intersection of Deerland Road and South Hill Road at the Mt. Sabattis Recreation Park.

The Great Arts Benefit Cabaret, to take place Saturday, August 13, at 7 p.m. on the ESF Newcomb campus, will be a mix of American songbook, musical theatre, and even some operetta and opera in a glamorous setting. This performance will be the finale of the Benefit, which will run through the afternoon. Ticket prices, to include the entire event, will be announced soon.

New Arts Center artistic director George Cordes will be doing double duty, directing all three productions and appearing in them, as well. North Country audiences know him from his appearances with Pendragon Theatre in Saranac Lake in the title roles of Man of La Mancha and Sweeney Todd, his performances with High Peaks Opera, the Lake Placid Sinfonietta, and Northern Lights Choir, and his work as stage director for the spring musicals at Tupper Lake High School.

The Arts Center is bringing in a talented group of actor-singers to spend the summer in Blue Mountain Lake and perform in all three Festival productions. They include two New York City-based performers who are also regulars at Pendragon.
Cassidy Dermott is a New York City-based actress and teaching artist with Shakespearean training. She is a company member of 8Players and has recently performed in Shakespeare’s Richard III and Henry VI with the Gallery Players. North Country audiences will remember fondly her versatile and vibrant performances with Pendragon Theatre as Chloe in Arcadia, Emma Goldman in Tintypes, Myrtle Mae in Harvey, Antonia in Man of La Mancha, and the Devil in The Soldier’s Tale (with the Lake Placid Sinfonietta).

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Lucky Cerruti, a native of Lake Placid, also has been a regular at Pendragon, featured in The Snow Queen, The Seagull, Man of La Mancha, and the title role in Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp. With Camp Pendragon, he appeared in You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown. Lucky is also an accomplished musician and studied at Berklee College in Boston. As a student in Lake Placid, he performed lead roles in several musicals, including Danny Zuko in Grease. He currently resides in New York City.

Brandon Bedore is a senior musical-theatre major at Catholic University in Washington, DC. He recently spent a semester abroad studying at the London Dramatic Academy. Brandon performed in several main-stage shows at Catholic University, appearing in Carousel, Sweet Charity, and as Clem in The Most Happy Fella. In 2015, he performed as Bernardo in West Side Story selections at the Kennedy Center. He previously appeared with the Arts Center in Shrek: The Musical.

Danielle LaMere is in her junior year at SUNY Potsdam with a double major that includes theatre. She also is a Pendragon veteran, where she appeared in Death of a Salesman and was assistant director of Camp Pendragon productions for two summers. Danielle has also appeared with Lake Placid’s Community Theatre Players in The Wizard of Oz and The Little Mermaid. At SUNY Potsdam, she has been involved with the Ten Minute and One Act Play Festivals as an actor, stage manager, and director and most recently appeared in the musical The Forbidden Planet.
Both Brandon and Danielle are also Tupper Lake natives and sang lead roles with the Red & Black Players there in Annie, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella, and Back to the 80s: The Totally Awesome Musical!
Besides this talented group of performers, Taming of the Shrew and the Great Arts Benefit Cabaret will feature other local talent, including community actors and singers from around the central Adirondacks. Auditions will be announced soon!

The Adirondack Lakes Summer Theatre Festival is supported by a generous grant from the New York State Council on the Arts. The Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts is located at 3446 State Route 28 in Blue Mountain Lake. For more information on these and other performances, events, and classes, go to, or call (518) 352-7715.

Youth Center Schedule Announced

The Town of Long Lake Parks and Recreation Department announces the Youth Center line up for summer 2016. The Youth Center will be open 7pm – 9pm at the Geiger Arena/Mt. Sabattis Recreation Center located at 6 Pavilion Way, off of Deerland Road and South Hill Road. Days of operation will be Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday’s until August 10th. Ages 10 and up are welcome to attend. Children 9 and under need a designated caregiver or parent to accompany them.

Wednesday, July 6:

Youth Center 2016

Youth Center 2016

Movie Night & Pizza Night
Thursday, July 7: Craft Night
Tuesday, July 12: Game Night
Wed, July 13th: Free Chill Night & Basketball with Tim Helms
Thurs, July 14: Tie Dye Night
Tues, July 19th: Feeling Long Lake Kids Day 12pm – 4pm, Long Lake Ball Field. ** Special Event
Wed, July 20th: Sidewalk Painting and Drawing Night & Basketball with Tim Helms
Thursday, July 21: Bonfire Night
Tuesday, July 26: Water Fun Night
Wednesday, July 27th: Art Class with Louisa Wright of Incapahco Art Song Studio
Thursday, July 28: Picnic at the Beach
August 2: Harry Potter Night
August 3: Swim Races at Beach 10am ** Special Event
August 4: Yard Game Night
August 9: Movie Night
August 10th: Farewell Bash
August 11: Float Night at the Beach 5pm ** Special Event

Monday Night Soccer with Jim Piraino starts on Monday, July 11th at 6pm at the Long Lake Ball Field. Ages 7th grade and up are invited to participate.

Look for special Basketball Nights, Wednesday July 13th and July 20th with Coach Tim Helms. Hone your skills. For ages 10 and up! Mt. Sabattis Recreation Area

Long Lake 4th of July Schedule

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10am – Kids Games on Ball Field
1pm – Fire Department hosts a BBQ on the Beach until they run out. Support our local Fire Department
1:30pm – Bed Race Safety Meeting and Final Registration at the Bridge.
2pm – Bed Races with MC Peter Michael Marino, Bridge to the Beach
4pm – Penelope the Clown at the Gazebo on the Beach. Face painting and balloons for the little ones!
6pm – Bad Chaperones in Concert

Live Music and More Best Bets 4th July Weekend Raquette & Long Lake

Time to put your vacation best on.. you know the shorts, the t-shirts and the flip flops and head on out for some great music selections happening all over Long Lake and Raquette Lake this 4th of July Weekend.

Music Best Bets for July 4th Weekend.

Music Best Bets for July 4th Weekend.

Friday, July 1st –

Community Chorus in Concert at the Long Lake United Methodist Church, 7:30pm.

Saturday, July 2nd –

3rd Annual Jimmy Buffet Party 12:30pm – 3pm, boarding 11:30am. Raquette Lake Navigation, Raquette Lake. 315.354-5532 for more info

Reflections, 10pm – Contemporary and Classic Rock & Roll, The Cellar Restaurant and Pub, 3 Kickerville Lane, Long Lake, NY. 518-624-5539.

ADK DJ Glen LaBlanc on the W.W. Durant, Moonlight Cruise on Raquette Lake. 10-11:30pm Raquette Lake Navigation, 315.354.5532

Sunday, July 3rd –

The Flying Coconuts, Acoustic Duo with some great bongos and drums, 8pm, Long Lake Diner/Owls Head Pub Deck, 1161 Main Street, Long Lake NY 518.624-3941

Monday, July 4th

Bad Chaperones, Dance, contemporary rock classics, covers, and super danceable, crowd pleasing, 90’s to today. 6pm, Long Lake Beach, 1258 Main Street, Long Lake, NY


Eric Peter and Friends, After Fireworks, Classic Rock, Surfability, and more! Adirondack Hotel, 1245 Main Street, Long Lake, NY 518.624.4700

FOOD & DRINK to support local Fire Departments

The Long Lake Fire Dept serves up Sausage and Peppers and Drinks and Hot Dogs starting EARLY, 1pm!  Always on July 4th!

The Long Lake Fire Dept serves up Sausage and Peppers and Drinks and Hot Dogs starting EARLY, 1pm! Always on July 4th!

Strawberry Fest in Raquette Lake, NY on Sat, July 2nd 11am to 1pm or until they run out! Support the Raquette Lake Fire Department

Monday, July 4th, Long Lake Fire Department BBQ, 1pm at the Town Beach, at 1pm! Sounds like LUNCH to me! Please support the LLFD cookout fundraiser on July 4, 1 PM til sold out at the LL Town Beach. Serving hot or sweet Sausages w/peppers & onions, burgers, hot dogs, and cold drinks.

Schedule for MONDAY, 4th of July

10am – Long Lake, Games on Ballfield, starting with children ages 0-5. Followed by the bigger competions.

1pm – BBQ on the Town Beach by LL Fire Department, Long Lake

2pm – Bed Races in Long Lake, Expect Traffic Delays, Long Lake

4pm – Penelope the Clown in the Gazebo, Long Lake

6pm – Bad Chaperones perform live on the Long Lake Beach


Our community has a long-standing and proud tradition of always having fireworks and celebrations on the 4th of July! It makes us unique in our region and just means you need to take the entire week off! See you this weekend!

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