Posts on May 2019

11 Places to go and things to do in Long Lake on Memorial Day Weekend

Great Adirondack Garage Sale

Great Adirondack Garage Sale 2019 Long Lake & Raquette Lake

 The Great Adirondack Garage Sale is underway in the North Country.

Helpful Survivor Tips.

1. Sales are in several towns at private homes.  This is not mile after mile of garage sales lining the route with gazillions of vendors.  It’s a simple, regular weekend with garage sales happening all over the region in each town stretching from Old Forge to Malone and South to Speculator.  Check out the map on line in advance to map out where you want to go. Some towns can be up to 30 minutes away from each other and THEN you get to explore the side roads often undiscovered on a regular vacation.. so get the maps and go explore.  Enjoy the scenery!  Pick a few towns.  Doing this all in one day would be a big task and could incite the rage of garage sale anger demons with over  200 miles of road to cover. Take your time and enjoy the journey.  greatadirondackgaragesale.com

 

2. Bug Spray.  Yes.. it’s Black Fly Season.  GET BUG SPRAY and maybe even a protective shielded head gear with webbing and screen for yourself.  If you don’t get bug spray and you complain because of the bugs… stay in the car.  Of course we want you to visit, but this is a challenging time of the year. On an UP note, this weekends weather forecast is perfect for garage sales because so far because the temps are brisk and it keeps the bugs at bay, just wear layers! And if you forget your layers, remember, you’re out shopping, you can stop by one of the many sales and pick up a nice fleece.  So if you were on the fence because the weather is … not the greatest.. the opposite is true.  Wind and cold are actually better then swatting at black flies.  Don’t know what they are?  Just take our word, they are annoying and they do subside by the end of June.  Wear bug spray. Available at all area retail shops.

3.  Hours vary.  We’d love to say everyone is open every day all day.  But often, that isn’t the case.  We only list the times ONLY on the website.  We do know that all the sales in Long Lake & Raquette Lake will definitely be open on Saturday, from 9am to 4pm.  So… go shopping on Saturday!  

4. Stuff!  We have moving sales, canoes, fine china, furniture, clothing, toys, books.. classical record albums.  There are major hunts for treasure.  And you get to travel down Beecher Park Road and Clear Pond Way  – both private roads that don’t always invite traffic, but with sales happening this weekend, this is your chance to discover some new hideaways – hey check out the real estate listings, maybe you’ll find your perfect next getaway! 

5.  This big event historically started in Old Forge & Inlet and moved along down Route 28 so we joined in the fun, about 8 or 9 years ago. So we hope you enjoy our communities, meet some people, stop in our shops and take a rest at one of mom and pop shops.  Plenty of scenic vistas and plenty of spots to unwind.  

Thanks for coming!  

Memorial Day 2019 Schedule of Events Long Lake NY Adirondacks

This is the Draft Agenda for Monday, May 27th. 

Expect traffic delays along NYS Route 30 from 11:30am – 12:15pm and 2pm – 2:30pm. 
                      

1130     Small contingent of American Legion Post 650 marches from LL Town Hall to bridge 
 
1200     Long Lake Memorial Day Parade begins at LL Town Hall 1204 Main Street, Long Lake NY & School Road with participants marching to LL Cemetery.  
 
1230    Long Lake Local Ceremony at the Cemetery

13:30   Line Up for Hamilton County Parade at Mt. Sabattis Upper Parking Lot next to Tennis Courts. (all those not marching/participating in the first parade) Vehicles line up along South Hill Road. Please keep Vietnam Memorial clear of vehicles. 


1400     Hamilton County Memorial Day Parade begins at Mount Sabattis                                

1415     Ceremonies begin at LLCS front lawn:

Special Thanks to Long Lake Central School, Town of Newcomb, Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office, the Naval Nuclear Power Training Unit of Ballston Spa, Erik Arsenault, Bob Gibson, American Legion Post #650

Commander “Bob” Crocetta assumed responsibility as Overhaul Project Officer on 19 October 2017.

 

Commander “Bob” Crocetta to Speak at Long Lake/Hamilton County Memorial Day Parade. 


Enlisting in 1988, he was designated as an Electrician’s Mate following graduation from Nuclear Field ‘A’ School in Orlando, Florida.  Upon graduation from Nuclear Power Training pipeline, he reported to USS BAINBRIDGE (CGN 25), where he deployed to the Persian Gulf in support of Operations DESERT SHIELD and DESERT STORM.  His next assignment was to Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) JOHN C. STENNIS (CVN 77) where he was designated as Plankowner.  He then transferred to Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility, serving as Ship Superintendent for submarine repair.  During this tour, he was selected as the 1999 Sailor of the Year and selected for commission by the FY 2001 Limited Duty Officer Selection Board.

Ashore, he served as the R4 Division Officer and Planning and Estimating Officer at Naval Submarine Support Facility (NSSF) New London Connecticut, Assistant Project Officer at Supervisor of Shipbuilding Newport News for the CVN 72 Refueling Complex Overhaul (RCOH), and as S8G Prototype Refueling Overhaul Project Officer at Nuclear Power Training Unit Ballston Spa, New York.
 
Afloat and staff tours include a tour in USS ENTERPRISE (CVN 65), where he served as the Electrical Technical Assistant, deployed in March 2001, which included combat operations in Afghanistan in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM, following the Terrorist Attacks of September 11, 2001.  Follow on sea tours included Auxiliaries Officer in USS GEORGE H. W. BUSH (CVN 77), Reactor Mechanical Assistant in USS HARRY S. TRUMAN (CVN 75), and as Aft Station Officer in USS ENTERPRISE (CVN 65).

His awards include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (eight awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (three awards), and other personal, service, and unit awards.

Van Morrison Tribute Concert in Long Lake NY

The Town of Long Lake Parks and Recreation Department is hosting a tribute concert to Van Morrison on Saturday, June 1, 2019  at 7:30p.m. at the Long Lake Town Hall featuring the Massachusetts Band, Moondance, The Ultimate Van Morrison Tribute.

Moondance the Band

Moondance is the ultimate Van Morrison Tribute Concert. This show captures the authentic Van Morrison concert experience from a five-piece band, lighting and the mood evocative of the real deal.  Classic Van Morrison tunes to expect include Brown Eyed Girl, Moondance, Domino, It Stoned Me, Tupelo Honey, Wild Night, Into The Mystic, Caravan and so much more. The show is packed with one Van Morrison classic after the next.
 
The reviews are in.
 
“An incredible recreation of the Irish legend.” – LA Times
 
“If Van Morrison isn’t coming to your town, Moondance is the next best thing!” – Dallas News
 
“A very impressive and realistic portrayal of Van Morrison…a must see.” – Hawaii Reporter
 
The band members hail from Massachusetts and can regularly be seen performing venues in and around the Springfield, MA region.  Musicians include: Ed Moran on Lead Vocals, Dan Broad playing bass and vocals, Dana Welts on guitar, Vinnie Brandi on drums, Aaron Dean on Sax and Joe Torra on Keyboards


Morrison, portrayed by Ed Moran in the show, will be backed by a five-piece band, including drums, bass, guitar, keyboards and sax. Moran is a big fan of Van Morrison and strives to capture his unique vocal inflections and to nail down his physical motions to best capture the essence of Van Morrison on stage. 
 
Van Morrison has been making records since the mid-1960’s starting with the band, Them.  He started his solo career in 1967 and can boast a rock n roll legacy over 50 years old. Van Morrison doesn’t tour in the United States too much anymore,  so if Van Morrison isn’t coming to town, this stage show captures an authentic musical experience as close to a live Van Morrison show could be.
 
This is a general admission event. Tickets for the event are available online at mylonglake.com/tribute Pre-sale adult tickets are $15, kids are $10. Tickets can be in
 
person at the Long Lake Town Offices, Monday through Friday, 9am – 4pm. Cash or Check payable to Town of Long Lake, PO Box 496, Long Lake, NY 12847.  This 125 seat space is one of the oldest buildings in the community and doubles as a meeting space and theatrical venue.  Please visit www.mylonglake.comfor more info about lodging, dining, shopping and upcoming events.
 
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.
 
 

 

Great Adirondack Boat Race 2019

On Sunday, May 12, 2019 the Men’s rowing teams from St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY and Union College, Schenectady, NY meet for a match at the Long Lake Town Beach located at 1204 Main Street, NYS Route 30 in Long Lake, NY.
 
The race known as the 3rdAnnual Great Adirondack Boat Race is tentatively slated to kick off from the Long Lake Town Beach between at 10am weather dependent. The race could start earlier if needed due to weather and wind.  Announcements on race kick off will be available on www.facebook.com/mylonglakeand the longlakeny twitter feed.  Please note:  start time of the race is subject to change without notice.  
 
The area between Helms Aero Service and the Town Beach Restrooms will be reserved for parking for team trailers and shells starting Saturday, May 11ththrough Sunday, May 12th.
 
The event is free. Parking for spectators will be along the NYS Route 30, Main Street on the Jennings Park Pond side of the road with additional spectator parking available at Long Lake Central School. 
 
For more information call the Long Lake Parks, Recreation and Tourism department at 518-624-3077 or check mylonglake.com

Waterfalls, Family Fun & Spring Hikes in One Day

You have to see this to believe it!  A great journey made by Kayle and her family including a dog and a toddler. Hiking 7 miles through the Adirondacks this past weekend.  They visited Death Brook Falls, located in Raquette Lake, NY (almost across from Golden Beach Campground), Buttermilk Falls in Long Lake, Bog River Falls just south of Tupper Lake. 

They then finished up with a hike up Coney Mountain AND Goodman Mountain

Special Thanks to @kayycurrr for sharing her epic Instagram adventure with us and inspiring folks to explore all our Raquette Lake and Long Lake and Central Adirondack region has to offer!  

#goodmanmountain #coneymountain #deathbrookfalls #bogriverfalls #longlake #raquettelake #longlakeny #hikingwithtoddlers #hikingwithdogs

 

Sushi Rolling Class on Tuesday, May 7th

Local Chef Keith Wamback will teach a sushi class on Tuesday, May 7th in conjunction with EAT ADK.  Anyone showing a receipt from ANY participating EAT ADK restaurant in the region receives $10 off the class! 

On Tuesday May 7th, there will be a  Sushi Rolling Class at the Town Hall taught by local chef Keith Wamback. Class is $20 or $10 if you show a receipt from any business participating in Eat ADK Week, from any town. Attendees will learn all the steps to make sushi at home, and leave with three hand-made sushi rolls, and a sushi rolling mat.
 
Keith began his career in the kitchen in Long Lake working at the Island Snack Bar under the tutelage of Mike Sandiford.  From there his cooking has taken him all over the country, including working in the high-end catering field for over ten years in Washington DC.  That experience exposed Keith to gourmet food and techniques, as well as offered the opportunity to cook for Presidents, including, Barack Obama and Donald Trump, as well as the Prince of England, foreign dignitaries, members of Congress, and movie stars.
 
With over 20 years’ Keith learned the art of sushi as the head chef/manager of a sushi restaurant in Fredericksburg Virginia.  Keith learned the tricks and techniques to making perfect sushi that he will pass on to sushi class participants.   Keith returned to Long Lake in 2018 to be closer to family and the outdoor sports he loves, and he can be found cooking at the Long View Lodge before he returns to his summer gig with the NYS DEC. 
 
Check out mylonglake.com and the Long Lake Instagram social media at Instagram/mylonglake for updates and info on all the participating venues in the area.
 
Participating restaurants in Long Lake include:  The Adirondack Hotel, ADK Trading Post, Long Lake Diner/Owls Head Pub, Turner’s Pizza and the Long View Lodge. 
 

Great Adirondack Boat Race of 2019

On Sunday, May 12, 2019 the Men’s rowing teams from St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY and Union College, Schenectady, NY return to the Long Lake Town Beach located at 1204 Main Street, NYS Route 30 in Long Lake, NY for the inagural event of the upcoming summer season. 
 
The race known as the Annual Great Adirondack Boat Race is tentatively slated to kick off from the Long Lake Town Beach between at 10am weather dependent. The race could start earlier if needed due to weather and wind. 

Announcements on race kick off will be available on www.facebook.com/mylonglakeand the longlakeny twitter feed.  Please note:  start time of the race is subject to change without notice. 
 
The area between Helms Aero Service and the Town Beach Restrooms will be reserved for parking for team trailers and shells starting Saturday, May 11th through Sunday, May 12th.
 
The event is free. Parking for spectators will be along the NYS Route 30, Main Street on the Jennings Park Pond side of the road with additional spectator parking available at Long Lake Central School. 
 
For more information call the Long Lake Parks, Recreation and Tourism department at 518-624-3077 or check mylonglake.com
 

EAT ADK Takes Long Lake

From May 2nd to May 9th the Town of Long Lake and area restaurants throughout the region, including Tupper Lake, Saranac Lake, Lake Placid and Wilmington will be hosting EAT ADK restaurant week.  A week of good eats with special price fixe menus at participating restaurants. The Town of Long Lake will be hosting two special events to celebrate their inaugural year celebrating the local dining establishments. 
 
 
There will be a food drive to benefit the Long Lake Food Pantry with donation collection points at Community Bank, the Medical Center, the library, Stewart’s, and the post office. Donation boxes will be distributed from April 15th to May 9th. Please drop off non-perishable items to benefit the Long Lake Food Pantry which is open on Saturday’s from 9am – 12pm at the Long Lake Wesleyan Church.
 
 
On Saturday May 4th, everyone is invited to eat and ride the Eat ADK Dinner Bus.  The Little Bus will be running from 5pm til 10pm to ferry guests to the various restaurants in town and back home.  The bus is free and will travel throughout the hamlet. Call 518 524-3106 to make your reservation.  And don’t forget to tip the driver! 
 

Local Chef Keith Wamback will teach a sushi class on Tuesday, May 7th in conjunction with EAT ADK.  Anyone showing a receipt from ANY participating EAT ADK restaurant in the region receives $10 off the class! 


On Tuesday May 7th, there will be a  Sushi Rolling Class at the Town Hall taught by local chef Keith Wamback. Class is $20 or $10 if you show a receipt from any business participating in Eat ADK Week, from any town. Attendees will learn all the steps to make sushi at home, and leave with three hand-made sushi rolls, and a sushi rolling mat.
 
Keith began his career in the kitchen in Long Lake working at the Island Snack Bar under the tutelage of Mike Sandiford.  From there his cooking has taken him all over the country, including working in the high-end catering field for over ten years in Washington DC.  That experience exposed Keith to gourmet food and techniques, as well as offered the opportunity to cook for Presidents, including, Barack Obama and Donald Trump, as well as the Prince of England, foreign dignitaries, members of Congress, and movie stars.
 
With over 20 years’ Keith learned the art of sushi as the head chef/manager of a sushi restaurant in Fredericksburg Virginia.  Keith learned the tricks and techniques to making perfect sushi that he will pass on to sushi class participants.   Keith returned to Long Lake in 2018 to be closer to family and the outdoor sports he loves, and he can be found cooking at the Long View Lodge before he returns to his summer gig with the NYS DEC. 
 
Check out mylonglake.com and the Long Lake Instagram social media at Instagram/mylonglake for updates and info on all the participating venues in the area.
 
Participating restaurants in Long Lake include:  The Adirondack Hotel, ADK Trading Post, Long Lake Diner/Owls Head Pub, Turner’s Pizza and the Long View Lodge. 
 

LINKS TO 2019 EAT ADK LONG LAKE MENUS

ADK Trading PostAdirondack HotelLong Lake Diner/Owls Head PubLong View LodgeTurner’s Pizza

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