Posts on Oct 2016

Big Band Slated Veterans Day Weekend in Long Lake NY

The Joey Thomas Big Band hits the Long Lake Town Hall stage on Saturday, November 12, 2016 at 7:30pm to honor our Veterans. The Long Lake Town Hall is located at 1204 Main Street in Long Lake, NY, doors open at 7p.m. Enjoy Big Band Treasures and a Veterans Salute to say thank you to our Veterans for their service. The Great American Songbook and Big Band Swing are core to America’s musical heritage. In addition to tributes to the Dorsey brothers, Glenn Miller and Duke Ellington, in the air will be the sounds of Cab Calloway, Harry James and Frank Sinatra.

The Joey Thomas Big Band is an award winning seventeen piece Orchestra founded by Joey Thomas in 1992. Joey Thomas entered the U.S. Navy in June 1961. Assigned to a Navy Band, he served on five aircraft carrier cruises, including two on the U.S.S. Intrepid, which now serves as the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in New York City.

Joey Thomas Big Band in Long Lake, NY November 12th

Joey Thomas Big Band in Long Lake, NY November 12th

As a member of Unit Band 146 out of Norfolk, VA, Joey served as an American Ambassador of Good Will performing concerts across Europe and the eastern United States. After his military service, Joey continued performing on the road with many Top 40 bands, one of which performed shows with Dick Clark’s Cavalcade of Stars in the late 60’s. After a decade on the road, Joey settled in New York’s Capital Region satisfying his love of music and maintaining his chops by playing with a number of Top 40 and party bands including The Kings Four and Morgan BLVD.

A part of the New York’s Capital Region professional music scene since 1972, Bob plays the three tier theater organ, piano, and trumpet. For many years he accompanied himself using keyboards, midi pedals, a drum machine and sound system. He is thrilled to be the featured male vocalist with The Joey Thomas Big Band .

Bob’ Father’s introduction to Joey Thomas was through his son George, then a member of The Joey Thomas Big Band trombone section. In 2000, Joey needed a vocalist to fill in for a gig, and thus their musical collaboration began. Bob has performed with The Joey Thomas Big Band throughout New York State in a variety of venues and for special events in New England, Ohio, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and at Sealand in Florida.

Growing up in a musical family, Bob’s music life began at home. This exposed him to the great singers and songs of earlier generations and pop music of the day while fostering his love of music. He spent many of his early years playing the organ and directing his church choir. Bob’s first professional gig was at the age of 14 at Dante’s Steak House in East Greenbush.

Bob honed his skills working in many Capital Region clubs and has performed at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Proctor’s Theatre, Saratoga Performing Arts Center, the Egg in Albany, as well as the Spa Little Theatre and Saratoga Music Hall. In addition to performing with JTBB, Bob is also the featured singer with the local wedding and party band High Definition. He has also has sung with the Bud Bryer Big Band and the Yankee Doodle Band.

Bob is a graduate of Albany High School and Bryant & Stratton College in Albany, NY.

Under the leadership of Joey Thomas, the members of the Joey Thomas are dedicated to the perpetuation of these American treasures through performances of the classic arrangements used by the original hit makers to new works written specifically for the Band.

Tickets are $15 General Admission at the door, $10 for Veterans and Active Duty Military and children under 18. Cash or check only. Tickets are available in advance at the Long Lake Town Offices, 1130 Deerland Road, Long Lake, NY 12847. Call 518-624-3077 to make your reservations. Concert starts at 7:30pm, doors open at 7:00p.m located at the Long Lake Town Hall, 1204 Main Street. For more information www.mylonglake.com

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 Adirondacks Lakes Center for the Arts.

Fall Foliage is Peaking! Center of the Adirondacks Upstate NY Long Lake

Fall foliage report

Long Lake/Raquette Lake Central Adirondacks

Long Lake and Raquette Lake area leaves are currently at peak just in time for Columbus Day Weekend.

Vibrant color lines the highway corridors with exuberant reds, yellows and bright oranges mixed with the darker greens. Color will continue past the weekend contingent on weather and wind.

Best bets for weekend.

Fall foliage is peaking in and around Long Lake and Raquette Lake, NY in the Adirondacks

Fall foliage is peaking in and around Long Lake and Raquette Lake, NY in the Adirondacks

Long Lake Harvest Craft Fair 10a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, October 8th at the Long Lake Town Hall, 1204 Main Street, NYS Route 30. Over 20 vendors, bounce house and pumpkin painting for the kids. Free Admission.

Looking for lunch and dinner options? Check out the Adirondack Growl & Grub, located behind Hoss’s Country Corner, Long Lake Diner/Owls Head Pub 1161 Main Street, Adirondack Hotel, 1245 Main Street or the ADK Trading Post, 2301 Tupper Road. The Cellar Restaurant and Pub, located at 3 Kickerville Lane, will be open Friday and Saturday night at 4:30 p.m. All offering homemade food at reasonable prices. Make sure to ride over to Raquette Lake and have a bite at the Raquette Lake Tap Room.

Adirondack Growl and Grub offers craft beers .  Get a growler to go and full service deli.

Adirondack Growl and Grub offers craft beers . Get a growler to go and full service deli.

ADK Trading Post serves up warm panini's and home-made soup.  Pick up a bottle of your favorite wine at Ali Baba's Liquors

ADK Trading Post serves up warm panini’s and home-made soup. Pick up a bottle of your favorite wine at Ali Baba’s Liquors

Enjoy dinner at The Cellar!  Will be open on Sat. October 8th for dining at 4:30

Enjoy dinner at The Cellar! Will be open on Sat. October 8th for dining at 4:30

Long Lake Diner with deck overlooking the pond.

Long Lake Diner with deck overlooking the pond.

Warm cozy, and friendly. All our dining options offer a variety of soups, sandwiches, burgers, specials, and traditional fare for all! Find your favorite and let us know about it!

Get shopping in with gifts galore at Wide River Antiques, Hoss’s Country Corner, Northern Borne, the gift shop located at the Adirondack Hotel. Don’t miss Helms Village Store on NYS Route 30 with a great selection of furnishings, accessories and gifts. Continue north towards Lake Eaton and stop at 2301 Tupper Road. Grab a nice bottle of New York State wine for the weekend at Ali Baba’s Liquor Store and a gift at the Adk Trading Post.

Paddle along the water ways to capture unique sites

Paddle along the water ways to capture unique sites

Wide River Antiques on NYS Route 30 next to the LL Marina and Northern Borne Store

Wide River Antiques on NYS Route 30 next to the LL Marina and Northern Borne Store

Great gifts at iconic Hoss's Country Corner.

Great gifts at iconic Hoss’s Country Corner.

Adirondack Hotel serves lunch, dinner and offers a gift shop

Adirondack Hotel serves lunch, dinner and offers a gift shop

Harvest Craft Fair in Long Lake October 8

There is still time to get your leaf peeping in for 2016. Make Long Lake, NY your stop on your tour of the Adirondacks. Destination, the Long Lake Annual Harvest Craft Fair on Saturday, October 8, 2016 at the Long Lake Town Hall located at 1204 Main Street Long Lake, NY from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

St. Lawrence Duck Decoys

St. Lawrence Duck Decoys

Vendors will be selling their handmade crafts featuring: soaps, hiking sticks, keychains, etched tree fungus, wooden bowls, rolling pins and cheese boards. Herbal spice mixes, homemade chip and dip bowls, bread and soup mixes, soy candles, with Adirondack and home scents, rustic furniture, frames and décor, wooden decoys. Balsam cloth and wood filled crafts, children’s books and related board games, polished stone jewelry, books, rustic signage and woodcrafts, body butter, lip balms, bath salt, face and body scrub, hand sewn home décor, and knitted items.

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Vendors return year after year and it’s a great kick off to holiday shopping, adding rustic Adirondack touches your home decor. The small show packs a big punch with a variety of quality vendors, there is something for everyone. Vendors: Moose River Candle Company, Fauna on Flora, Chipman Woodworks, Santa’s Attic and Mrs. Claus’ Kitchen, Rustic Creations, St. Lawrence River Decoys, Bunny’s Craftique Cottage, Thornapple Creek Books, Jenter Designs, Nancy Did It, Birch Pond Designs, Stream Valley Essentials, Adirondack Inspirations, Beagle Boy Beads and the Long Lake Ladies Auxiliary

bounce-house

Kids activities will be available including a bounce house, pumpkin painting and games outside of the Town Hall.

There will be a raffle to benefit the Long Lake Ladies Auxiliary.

Admission is free.

Fall Foliage quickly heading towards peak.  Another weekend awaits for you to catch a glimpse of her beauty.  Long Lake, NY

Fall Foliage quickly heading towards peak. Another weekend awaits for you to catch a glimpse of her beauty. Long Lake, NY

Make a weekend out of your adventure. Lots of activities going on in the region. Leaves are at their mid-point and rapidly heading toward peak, so do not miss your opportunity to see mother natures finest work!


Best Best for October 5th – October 8th.

Wednesday October 5th:

Raquette Lake Navigation – Bus Lunch Buffet Cruise @ 12:30 – 2:30
For RL Navigation Reservations call 315-354-5532
Trivia at The Cellar Restaurant and Pub in Long Lake NY, 7pm

Thursday October 6th:
Raquette Lake Navigation – Bus Lunch Buffet Cruise @ 12:30 – 2:30pm
Bus Dinner Buffet Cruise @ 4 – 6pm

Friday October 7th:
Great Camp Sagamore, Raquette Lake, NY – Mountain Music Weekend @ (4pm – Oct. 10 10am)

Saturday October 8th:

2016-harvest-fest

Harvest Craft Fair, Long Lake Town Hall. 1204 Main Street. Free Admission 10am – 4pm. Over 20 vendors. Bounce House and pumpking painting for the kids.

Adirondack Museum: Hamilton County Bicentennial Bash 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Included with general museum admission. Reception at 4 p.m. featuring Live music with Alex Smith & Ryan Leddick.

Discover the people and places of Hamilton County from 1816 to 2016. Hear from regional historians, enjoy local talent, play old-fashioned games, and explore museum grounds and exhibits with a Hamilton County history hunt.

Raquette Lake Navigation – Lunch Bus Buffet Cruise @ 12:30 – 2:30pm
Saturday Fall Scenic Cruise @ 2:00 – 3:30pm

The Wild Center – Born to Be Wild. Open 10a.m. to 5 p.m. Meet the newest animal members of the Wild Center Family. The Wild Center welcomes new residents, including a porcupine, otter and turtles! There will be a few opportunities during the day to meet them and then make some baby animal crafts.

Sunday October 9th:
Raquette Lake Navigation – Fall Sunday Champagne Brunch @ 12:30 – 3pm
Sip N Sail N Paint @ 4pm
Monday October 10th:
Raquette Lake Navigation – Columbus Day $5 Cruise @ 11:30 – 1pm

For more information www.mylonglake.com or 518-624-3077

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