Event News

Winter Wonderland Week 2020

Bubble Trouble happening on Tuesday, February 18th at 12pm at the Long Lake Town Hall.  Free!  Fun for all ages!  

The annual Winter Wonderland Week returns with tons of great activities almost every day throughout the holiday break. 

Saturday, February 15th

Kick out the jams with an 80’s Skate & Pizza party on Saturday, February 15th at 6pm at the Geiger Arena.  Don your best retro duds and get your boogie/skate on.  Prizes awarded for best costumes and games.  For more information call 518-624-3077.  The rink will remain open til 10pm, as regularly scheduled. 

Tuesday, February 18th

The fun continues on Tuesday February 18th at 12pm with Jeff Boyer’s Bubble Bonanza. Mixing comedy, music, and interactive bubble-magic, Jeff engages and delights audiences of all ages. It’s a sensory-friendly bubble extravaganza for the whole family!  This event is free for all. 

Wednesday, February 19

Keep the winter week rolling with a Nordic Ski Excursion on Wednesday February 19th at 10am, meeting at the Geiger Arena.  The group will then carpool to Cedarlands for a semi “guided” Nordic ski around the area.  All abilities are welcome and some informal instruction will be offered from the more experienced skiers.  Free ski rentals available at Hoss’s Country Corner or the Adk Trading Post. For more information call 518-624-3077. 

Thursday, February 20th

Continuing with the sliding theme is the Oak Mountain Tubing Trip on Thursday February 20th at 9am.  Enjoy an afternoon of tubing and lunch sponsored by the Town of Long Lake.  Transportation will be provided, but sign up is required to ride bus, sign up by calling 518-624-3077 no later than February 18th. Bus will depart from Geiger Arena at 9am and return approximately 3:30pm. 

Be sure not to miss the Kids Movie Night at 5pm that same day.  Pizza and popcorn provided and bus transportation available by sign up.  Movie starts around 5pm and this month’s movie is Toy Story 4. 

Friday, February 21

And finally, close out the Winter Wonderland Week with the ever popular Hors D’Oeuvres Tour on Friday February 21st at 5pm.  Tour area restaurants and vote for your favorite appetizer at each location.  Each restaurant serves three Chef’s Choice appetizers and participants vote for the best at each restaurant.  Must reserve in advance.  Tickets will be available online until Monday, February 17th.  Price includes appetizers only.  Drinks and extras are additional charge.  Tickets available online at www.mylonglake.com/tour.  

 

Hors D’Oeuvres Tour 2020 Announced in Long Lake

Tickets Click here

On Friday, February 21st, 2020 the Town of Long Lake Parks and Recreation Department and area restaurants open up the doors for the return of the Hors D’Oeuvres Tour from 6pm until 10pm. Venues for 2020 include the Adirondack Hotel, Long Lake Diner & Owl’s Head Pub and the Long View Lodge.
 
Tickets are $35 for individuals or a $65 for a couple. Guests will dine on three appetizers from each restaurant and vote for the best. The Long Lake Little Bus will provide free door to door transportation. Guests will be responsible for tips and drinks are sold separately.
 
Purchase tickets on-line at www.mylonglake.com/tour. Guests traveling from out of town are welcome to participate in our Little Bus park and ride service from their lodging location or from the municipal lot located at 1167 Main Street in Long Lake, NY.  Due to popular demand, Long Lake Parks and Recreation has partnered with The Town of Newcomb to have the use of their bus for additional passengers, so there will be two busses running.
 
The order of stops will be selected at random the day of the event. Guests use a voting card to review their items and assign a score. Guests participating in the event travel as a group with event liaisons helping guide the guests on the tour.  
 
Every guest becomes the judge and vote on a points system considering presentation, quality, taste, texture and originality. Each restaurant will be awarded their best appetizer and reviews at the end of the tour which may be used to help design their upcoming menus or their social media channels. Each participating restaurant will be recognized for the best hors d’oeuvres served at their individual establishment. 
 
Advance Tickets are $35 for individual ticket or $65 a couple.  On-line sales and over the counter sales will close on Monday, February 17th at noon to ensure that participating restaurants have an accurate headcount for the event.  On-line sales are at www.mylonglake.com/tour. 
 
All the restaurants will be open for regular dining service in addition to the Hors D’Oeuvres Tour.  The Town of Long Lake and these same venues will also be participating in the spring Eat ADK event taking place April 30th to May 7, 2020.
 
Participating establishments include, The Adirondack Hotel, the Long Lake Diner/Owls Head Pub and the Long View Lodge.  For more information on the event or lodging or please call 518-624-3077.  Guests must have reservations by Monday, February 17th by noon or will be added to a waiting list, so sign up early.
 

New Years Eve Long Lake

19 Reasons to Celebrate New Years Eve in Long Lake

1.     Price, its way cheaper to go out in Long Lake than most places (outside ADKs that is)

2.      The bars are basically house parties with DJs and bartenders 


 
3.      You might get to meet local legends like Cliffy… or even Sasquatch!


4.      You definitely don’t have to dress up (but you can if you want to!) Anything goes!

 

 

5.     You can start  New Years Eve  afternoon out with lunch, panini and conversation at the ADK Trading Post


 
6.     You can stop by Hoss’s and pick up that sweatshirt and cheese you wanted but didn’t get for Christmas.


 
7.     On New Years Eve the Long Lake Diner has all you an “all you can eat buffet” with discounted pricing for seniors!  Includes Choice Prime rib and Jim’s seafood bisque… a “secret” recipe his wife, Paula, doesn’t even have the privilege to know.


 

8.     There are TWO DJ’s in town… on the same night!

 

9.     Glen LaBlanc, the ADK DJ will be spinning the tunes at the Roaring 20’s celebration at the Long View Lodge.  Everyone welcome to come dance!  No Cover!


 
10.     Max Nason, DJ of MX Productions will be spinning the tunes at the Adirondack Hotel until 1 a.m.  No Cover!

 

11.     The Long View Lodge is hosting a Roaring 20’s themed party, with a buffet dinner from 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Book dinner and a room and you get a New Years Eve DEAL! Limited rooms available!  Book soon!


12.     The Long Lake Little Bus is free door to door transportation from your home or lodging out to our local pubs/restaurants.  Leave the car at home! 518-524-3106

13.     The Geiger Ice Skating Arena is open until 10pm with free ice skating, sledding, bonfire and s’mores!  Drop the kids off and go have dinner or better yet, skate and sled with them!  For conditions 518-624-3031

 

 

14.     You can be the first person to see Buttermilk Falls in 2020.
(We recommend waiting until daylight)

15.   Enjoy a delicious meal in the historic Victorian Dining Room at the Adirondack Hotel! with your closest family and friends. 

 

 

16.     The Long Lake Diner hosts a special New Year’s Day breakfast at 8 a.m. with Bloody Mary’s & Frittatas and/or Irish Coffee w/ Belgian Waffles as Blackboard Specials along with regular breakfast menu.


17.      You can go to all open pubs/bars and restaurants all in one night… on the bus! For Free!  We do ask that you tip the driver!  And please, behave! The driver bites!

 



 
18.     You can wake up in 2020 and still have money in your wallet.


 
19.      You’ll have made classic memories that will last you a lifetime.

Happy 2020 Everyone!
 
 
 

2019 Long Lake Plunge Benefit St. Judes

Feeling Long Lakey Polar Plunge
Saturday, December 28, 2019, 1pm
Long Lake Town Beach, 1258 Main Street

Create a team and beat the record!  

Prizes awarded for Most Funds Raised by a Team or Individual.  Best Costume/Team Theme and Best “Plunge Technique”  

Registration will take place at the Adirondack Hotel starting at 11am with a Med Check/blood pressure check by the Long Lake Rescue Squad and registration/paperwork submission.  You must donate to participate in the plunge!  

Special Thanks to the Long Lake Fire Department for safety protocols and cutting the ice.  

There will be judges on scene to evaluate participants themes/costumes and techniques and a prize ceremony will happen at the Adirondack Hotel immediately following the plunge.

There is a public bathroom at the beach. There will be two “warming” busses on site for plungers to stay warm.  Each team/or individual plunges one group at a time.  Please bring towels, water shoes and warm clothes!  Changing available at the Long Lake Public Restrooms.  Good luck! 

The Polar Plunge will raise funds in 2019 for St. Judes Children’s Research Hospital.

The Town of Long Lake and the Long Lake Fire Department join forces for a fundraiser to benefit St Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The mission of St Jude Children’s Research Hospital is to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. Consistent with the vision of our founder Danny Thomas, no child is denied treatment based on race, religion, or a family’s ability to pay.

Plungers are required to raise a minimum of $25 to participate in the event. Registration will be at the Adirondack Hotel starting at 11am. The Long Lake Rescue Squad will provide medical checks.

Prizes awarded for Best Team Theme, Best Individual Plunge, Best in Show, Most Funds Raised by a Team, and Most Funds Raised by an Individual.

Did you know:

Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.

Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20% to more than 80% since it opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude is working to drive the overall survival rate for childhood cancer to 90%, and they won’t stop until no child dies from cancer.

St. Jude freely shares the discoveries it makes, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children.

Participants must be 16 and over to participate. Plungers under 18 must have parental permission. More information at 518-624-3077 or

The mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment.

Donate to this event online!  Link Here



           

The Collective. Free Movie Screening

The Collective Movie Screening

Adventuring to undiscovered peaks together, plotting midnight-raids on inner-city handrails, lapping your home run until that last ray of sunshine disappears behind a distant ridge… Skiing is Collective.

Some call it a tribe mentality, others call it a shared sense of purpose. This film is our definition, written by a diverse team, each with their own ideas, their own forms of expression.

“The Collective” is more than a sum of its parts. No matter who you are or where you come from – it feels good to be part of something special.

Screening will be Friday, October 18, 7pm at the Long View Lodge, 681 Deerland Road, Long Lake, NY 12847. 

This screening is FREE! 

Reunion and Town Celebration On Deck for September

Plans are underway for a four-day All Class Inclusive Long Lake Central School Reunion and Town Celebration event to be held Thursday, September 12 through Sunday, September 15th, 2019 at a variety of venues in and around the Long Lake area. Barbara Cragg Kiefer, Class President of Long Lake Central School Class of 1969 chairs the 2019 Reunion Committee.
 
This event initiated by the Class of 1969 to celebrate their 50th reunion also includes alumni from all the graduating classes from Long Lake Central School and residents of the Long Lake Community. Barbara Kiefer manages two Facebook groups with over with 319 members people interested in the event.  Kiefer and the reunion committee have been planning this event for over three years. While the group has been coordinating efforts on social media, Kiefer wants to ensure all alumni and residents, teachers and staff are included and invited. It is open to anyone who has a connection to the school and community. There are many activities available and everyone is welcome to pick and choose their favorites.
 
Planned events include:  Santanoni Wagon Trip, Trivia Night at the Adirondack Hotel, Golf, Alumni Assembly, Dance with the Adirondack DJ at the Long Lake Town Hall, Picnic at Mt. Sabattis, Open Mike, Karaoke at The Cellar, Formal Buffet dinner hosted at the Long View Lodge, Story Slam, Class Meetings and local church services.
 
Costs for the activities range per venue.  To sign up or for more detailed information about the reunion schedule please contact Barbara Kiefer via email at kieferba1@aol.comor check out the official Town of Long Lake website at www.mylonglakecom/schoolsfor the most updated schedule of events.  To register for the official class dinner on Saturday night tickets are available online at https://thelongviewlodge.com/llcsreunion
 
 
 
 
 

15 Events, 2 Towns, 5 Days in 1 Week

There is a lot of action in Long Lake, NY and Raquette Lake, NY this week and here is your primer for the week so you don’t miss out on anything.
 
Monday, August 5th
6pm, Monday Night Soccer on the Ball Field. Ages 7th grade students and up.  Free! With Coach Jim Piraino.  Part of Long Lake’s Parks & Recreation Youth Programming.
 
Wednesday, August 7th
10am Zoomobile Raquette Lake at the Library and
Noon at Mt. Sabattis Pavilion at 6 Pavilion Way in Long Lake NY.

 
1pm at the Mt. Sabattis Pavilion, Kids Art Class, $5 per child
 
7pm 10th Mountain Division Brass Ensemble.  Mt. Sabattis Pavilion. Free.

The 10th Mountain Division Band Brass Ensemble is a 9 member band which performs a variety of music. As the Army has transformed to meet the complexities of modern warfare, so too Army Music has evolved and adopted to meet their musical mission.

Picnic table seating available. Guests welcome to bring lawn chairs. Please bring flashlights as it gets dark earlier and there is no ambient lighting in the parking area. 
 
Thursday, August 8th
10a.m.-2p.m. The Long Lake Farmers Market is every Thursday located at the Mt. Sabattis Lower Parking Lot on South Hill Road across from the Post Office. Look for fresh veggies, pies, ice cream, Otter Creek Wines, rustic furniture, jewelry and more!
 
 
7:00 pm The Tailor Made Band. Raquette Lake Village Green. Free!


Opening for industry legends such as Charlie Daniels, Lady Antebellum, Kellie Pickler and Josh Thompson to name a few, this high energy band is also the official band of radio station show, “The Wake Up Q” with Chris Allinger.
 
This concert is sponsored by Saint Williams Long Point. Donation Admission Appreciated.
 
7:30pm. Denise and Moe Helms in Concert.  United Methodist Church, Long Lake, NY. Free.

Denise and Moe are both accomplished musicians with experience ranging from quartets up to full band ensemble’s and musical productions. While each can play multiple instruments they specialize in French Horn (Denise), and Piano (Moe). Hailing from Long Lake originally, they both reside in Vestal, NY now. Following the performance, a reception will be held to meet the artists. Donations are appreciated at each event to help defray the cost of this series.
 
Friday, August 9
6pm Bad Chaperones on the Long Lake Town Beach, Music by the Lake. Free.


It’s always a fun night on the beach with classic songs, danceable riffs, and something for everyone with the Bad Chaperones! Join us for a fun night at the beach. Free concert, extended beach hours for the kids and food too! When asked who their inspiration and greatest influences are…. “cow bell, post-it notes, clip boards”  This concert is free and part of the Town of Long Lake, Parks, Recreation & Tourism Music by the Lake Series.


 
Saturday, August 10th
 
9am-1pm  Book Sale Long Lake Central School Gym

9am Town Wide Garage Sale, Long Lake, NY. Pick up maps at the Long Lake Town Offices (back door) 1130 Deerland Road or at area businesses.  Please, no early birds!

Saturday, August 10th Continued… 
Raquette Lake’s Busiest Day!
10am Juried Craft Fair– Raquette Lake School

The Raquette Lake Parents Teachers and Friends will sponsor the 29th annual Arts and Crafts Fair at the Raquette Lake School on Rt. 28 on Saturday, August 10th, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. This is a juried show with all items being displayed for sale the work of the exhibitor on site, the majority of whom reside in the Adirondack Park.


Adirondack artists exhibiting include Fawn Ridge Pottery of Chestertown and South Bay Jewelry of Raquette Lake. Lis Barsuglia-Madsen is back with her hand woven clothing, rugs and accessories.  Other exhibitors include David “R.C.” Oster’s pen and ink drawings of historic buildings and Adirondack scenes. Toni Rudd will be selling her delicious homemade jams and jellies and Carol Milliman-Estes will be selling the famous Milliman homemade fudge.  Kent Menges will be displaying his wrought iron work ‘Adironstix’.  Nancy Pulling Best with her children’s books photographer Joe Wild of “Wild Ways Photography” will be exhibiting this year.


10am Raquette Lake Library Book Sale


11:30am Scavenger Hunt, Meet at Raquette Lake Supply. Cash Prizes!


5pm The AUCTION!  By the Raquette Lake Fire Department.  Please note earlier time, 5pm!
 


 

Road Rally on Wednesday Night. Fun Group Activity!

What:  Long Lake Road Rally

When:  Wednesday, July 24, 7pm

Where:  Mt. Sabattis, Geiger Arena Parking Lot 

Why: Because it’s fun! Because you’ve already done… the hikes,  the boats, the planes, the fishing, the swimming, the ice cream, the museum & the Wild Center (we hope) .. and now you have to do this! 

How much:  $5 a car… BARGAIN prices

What do I get out of it?  A sense of pride, community, sharing a common Long Lakey experience, some laughs, and maybe even SOME MONEY

The Long Lake Amazing Race/Road Rally is a timed driving event that is based on accuracy not speed.  Each team requires a legal driver and navigator to call out instructions and directions.  Teams can be as small as two or as many as can legally fit in the vehicle.  Teams follow unique clues and specific speeds to reach targeted locations around Long Lake.  Each location has a clue and specific task for the team to complete. Judges are hidden along the course to ensure each team member participates in the task or risks disqualification.
 
In 2018 tasks included: writing postcards to the Long Lake Parks and Recreation Office, building a human pyramid, singing I’m a Little Tea Pot, pretending they were Ghostbusters and launching a search for a lost bear.  Every year there are different activities and tasks.  Teams do the activities in real time as the race is about accuracy, not speed.  The team that comes closest to the official “time” without going over wins.  Teams get bonus points for costumes and team themes.

In 2019 the Road Rally will be on Wednesday, July 24th at 7pm and line up and registration happening at the Mt. Sabattis Geiger Arena, 6 Pavilion Way.  $5 Per Car per team.

 
The 2018 winners:
 
3rd Place:  “4ADVENTURES” with Rob Griffith, Jamie Lynn Griffith, Mathurin Griffith and Madelia Griffith. 
 
2ndPlace: “Fat River Foods” with Dustin Traynor, Kate Traynor, Chris Hample, Pailin Hample and Briggs Hample.
 
1stPlace: “Team Homeless”  Joy Thibodeau, Bob Thibodeau, Tyler Harrison, Brayden Harrison and Dan Thibodeau. 
 
The Long Lake Road Rally is held annually in July. 
 

You can’t win, if you don’t play!

5 Indoor Activities and 1 Derby This Weekend in the Adirondacks!

So we have flies.  The first step with a problem, is apparently admitting you have one.  We have one.  We also have ways to minimize the frustration.  There are those of you that will hike, no matter what and that is excellent.  Please follow Leave No Trace principals when visiting the Adirondacks.  Suggestions are, cover up with netting, and use plenty of bug spray.

But for those of you that maybe don’t want to battle the black flies on the trails and or for those of you that don’t know what they are, they are miserable tiny creatures that bite and swarm and they come out mid-May through June. These creatures are merely a temporary blight on our outdoor experience and well for the uninformed and uninitiated, they are a nasty inconvenience which once experienced, can really be well… an educational experience and an uncomfortable one.  Locals talk about flies in the spring, like we talk about snow in the winter. Now if you have a nice breeze or the temps are too hot, or a little chilly, then the flies abate.. so there is no real magic to predicting how bad they’ll be.  They’re just usually, bad.  Ok.. end of confession about the flies.  Best to be prepared.  Ok, got it?  Just pray for the water to go down so all the eggs dry up and we can get back to our regularly schedule programming. 

Well there is plenty to do to avoid the flies.  This Father’s Day Weekend in June there are plenty of options including a visit to the Adirondack Experience, The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake.  For the layman… or the local, we all all it the Blue Mountain Museum, or the just the  Museum, or The Adirondack Museum, but for marketing to the globe, it’s an experience, and it’s also a really long description to type into a press release, but I digress… it’s an amazing place to visit. The Museum tells the human story of the Adirondacks.  

Learn about our early exploration, industries, the settling, the logging, mining, boating, tourism and people.  There are many buildings and boats and so much to see and do, it’s really and incredible vast place to visit and it will keep you inside away from weather and the flies.  

There are new exhibits including one on Taxidermy and Adirondack Landscapes which is a a rare chance to see works from Private Collections including Samuel Colman, John Lee Fitch, A.F. Tait, John Frederick Kensett, Thomas Addison Richard, George Bacon Wood, Roswell Morse Shurtleff, George Herbert McCord, William Trost Richards, and Levi Wells Prentice, as well as paintings from our own collection.

We also have W.W. Durant First Cruise of the Season on Raquette Lake kicking off on Saturday, Jun e15th.  There is a Bass/Pike Fishing Derby in Long Lake on Saturday, $25 entry.  Visit Louisa in Long Lake at her studio to do a Make and Take Workshop or shop for art, jewelry, and clothing and unique gifts and be inspired.  Art supplies available too.  Stop in and say hello!  

And there’s the Wild Center in Tupper Lake and on Sunday, Great Camp Sagamore is hosting Community Day.  Reservations are requested to please call in advance to make your reservation so they can ensure everyone gets fed!  Tour of the property available.  More info on the FB link provided on this page!  

Written by Alexandra Roalsvig.  Alex is the Director of Parks, Recreation & Tourism for the Town of Long Lake.  She grew up in Long Lake, left for 20 years and came back. She doesn’t like going outside in June, so she writes blogs instead.  

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

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