Float Night

Waterfront Weekend July 13-14th

On Friday, July 13th join the Long Lake Association, the Long Lake Lions Club and the Town of Long Lake Parks and Recreation Department for a full weekend of fun at the Long Lake Town Beach.

The Cool Crazy Regatta features a selection of entertaining boat races from Stand up paddle boards, standing up in canoes, kayack races, the dipper races and so much more. All of the races are free and all age groups are welcome to participate. Food will be served throughout the day by the Long Lake Lions Club.

At 5pm folks are invited to participate in the Float Night activities at the beach featuring the Adk DJ, Glen LaBlanc as he spins tunes and entertains the crowds with competitions, contests and celebrates the theme night of the Hawaiian Luau. Folks can also participate in the Cardboard Boat Box Races. Cardboard and limited duct tape will be available. Prizes awarded for the last boat standing!

On Saturday, July 14th look for Art on the Water. A small exhibition featuring a few members of the Long Lake Artisan’s Cooperative. This group will be on the Long Lake Town Beach displaying art, jewelry, paddles to give the visitor just a taste of what they can find at area stores.

For more information about any of these events check out www.mylonglake.com or call 518.624.3077

2011 Year in Review Long Lake Style

What do you remember about 2011? Well already a day has gone by and I’m sure I missed something. So maybe you got to spend a lot of time in Long Lake this year, or maybe you kept in touch via updates and twitter and your friends and relatives. Maybe you drove down Route 30/28N and decided to spontaneously stay for the night and found a Barber Shop Quartet singing on the beach or Martin Sexton signing autographs. Long Lake is small, but makes the most of the seasons and even though we’re off the beaten path and not right off the railroad tracks or the Northway, we still have our fingers on the pulse (from a quiet distance)

The video is a timeline with both events in and around Long Lake and Raquette Lake interspersed with some images of notable news figures of the past year. Trivia is so popular an event, one of the upcoming questions may revolve around some of the images in this piece – so watch carefully.

What did we miss? I know you’ll be sure to tell me.

See you in 2012. Enjoy the show. Moonlighter’s Snowmobile Club Winter Carnival is coming up on January 14, 2012.. THINK SNOW!

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Long Lake Weekend Round Up

THURSDAY, JULY 14

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

8pm, Long Lake Town Hall

“Tragedy tomorrow, comedy tonight!” Broadway’s greatest farce is fast-paced, witty, irreverent and one of the funniest musicals ever written! Enjoy this non-stop laugh-fest in which a crafty slave struggles to win the hand of a beautiful, but slow-witted, courtesan for his young master. $22/$15 Arts Center Members. An Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts production. To purchase tickets, visit www.adirondackarts.org or call 877-752-7715.

Weekend on the Waterfront

July 15-17

The Town of Long Lake in partnership with the Long Lake Association and the Long Lake Artisan’s Cooperative announces a weekend of free family-friendly events celebrating Long Lake and the waters of the Raquette River! Join us for unconventional boat races, sink your rowboat race, musical entertainment, cardboard box boat races, Arts on the Water and the Long Lake Wooden Boat Show. A weekend you won’t want to miss!

FRIDAY, JULY 15

Cool Crazy Regatta

9:30am-3pm, Long Lake Town Beach

Try your hand at wild and fun aquatic navigational competition! Free registration at 9:30am. Canoe, kayak and sailboat events for all ages from 10am! Stop by the Lions Club tent for a delicious BBQ lunch.

Float Night and Cardboard Box Boat Face-Off!

5-8pm, Long Lake Town Beach

Wear you life jacket and bust out your floaties for one night only! Lifeguards will be on duty and WON’T yell at you for wearing flotation devices!

Float around the beach, then get building your ultimate cardboard box boat for the face-off! Cardboard and duct tape will be available from 5-7pm for boat-building (but feel free to build ahead of time–there’s lots of cardboard at the dump!) while ADK DJ Glen LeBlanc spins tunes and runs awesome games.

Face-off takes place at 7pm where we’ll see who can sink the other boats and be the last boat floating!

Big prizes for top three boats (free airplane rides, kayak rentals, and ice cream!).

Art & Photo Show Meet the Artists Reception

7-9pm, Long Lake Town Hall

Kick-off the Annual Art and Photo Show with this special reception to meet the local artists featured in the show.

SATURDAY, JULY 16

Art on the Water

10am-5pm, Long Lake Town Beach Waterfront

Members of the newly-formed Long Lake Artisans’ Cooperative set-up at the beach to display their art, sell their wares, and conduct live demonstrations. See local jewelry designers, knife-makers, painters, photographers, paddle-builders, woodworkers, and more! Stop by, take a look, do some shopping, then take a swim or sit back and enjoy the beautiful view of Long Lake. Free.

Art and Photo Show

1-8pm, Long Lake Town Hall

Once you’ve seen Art on the Water, head to the Town Hall for even more of your daily dose of beautiful masterpieces by local artists! Free admission. Sponsored by the Friends of the Long Lake Library.

SUNDAY, JULY 17
Long Lake Wooden Boat Show
12pm-4pm, Long Lake Town Beach Waterfront

Wooden motor boats, Adirondack Guide Boats, rowing skulls, war canoes, and wooden canoes will line the beach and waterfront all afternoon Sunday for the annual wooden boat show! Come down (admission is free) and check them out! Wooden Boat Parade will take place at 4pm. Vote for your favorite for Spectators Choice!

Art and Photo Show

1-8pm, Long Lake Town Hall

Free admission

Enjoy your Weekend on the Waterfront!

Three Day Seige in Long Lake

The water starts to recede and the events start to blend together… so here’s a recap.

Roads to and from Long Lake had limited vehicular traffic for three days. The water has started to recede.

Click here for a link to the VIDEO

Long Lake Summer 2010 World Premiere Video

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Click, play watch and enjoy and if you want to be the next one in it for 2011… guess you’ll have to come up and be in it next summer in Long Lake, NY!

Float Night Huge Success!

Goggles and a chair couldn't keep this guy afloat!

On August 13, 2010 Float Night at the Long Lake Town Beach drew a great enthusiastic and competitive crowd. 25 teams entered to compete for prizes ranging from a seaplane ride for two to a pizza cruise on Raquette Lake. Some folks got their competitive edge up when one boat (pictured here) arrived with a plastic chair. Judges ruled the chair would be acceptable as it was not considered “flotation savvy” He did manage to stay above water for a competitive period of time, but other contestants definitely had their competitive concerns. Hey… this is vacation, we’re here to have fun!

The first launch

Thanks to the Horseshoe Lounge Playboys who arrived in their bus and played a great set of original Americana bluegrass music beachside.

Horseshoe Lounge Playboys

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These two boats tied in the first heat.

August Float Night Live Music and Cardboard

On August 13th, the Horseshoe Lounge Playboys will be entertaining at the Long Lake Town Beach during Float Night from 4pm to 7pm. The Horseshoe Lounge Playboys perform acoustic backwoods Americana rockin’ roots and blue grass music.

HLP performs an obscure repoirte of compositions written by all five musicians blended with material exhumed from musical tombs stretching from Appalachia to Memphis. From foot stompin old time fiddle tunes to ballads, HLP’s music is anchored by powerful vocal harmonies backed by guitar, fiddle, mandolin, acoustic bass and percussion. From time to time HLP plays unplugged & acoustic as The Bicycle Thieves of Berlin.

At 6pm look for the second Cardboard Box Float Races on the water’s edge. Participants are encouraged to build their own float boat out of cardboard and duct tape. A team can make the boat, but only one passenger rides. No one can touch the other boat, but you can do your best to try and sink your opponent. The winner is determined by the one boat that doesn’t sink.

In July the race ran over five minutes in lenght after most entries sank moments after launch. The Town of Long Lake will have some cardboard and duct tape available, but recommends you build (or start) your own at home.

The Town Beach will be open until 8pm with Live Music and games. Floating on your inflatable toys starts at 4pm. Please note, there are no floats allowed out to the town dock. Small children must stay in the designated area, but grown ups are encouraged to float as well.

Last month prize sponsors from the Town of Long Lake included: The Cellar, Kickerville Mobile, Raquette River Outfitters, Helms Aero Service, The Knoshery/LL Boat Tours, Northern Borne, Hoss’s Country Corner, Adirondack Hotel, , Natural Beauty Salon, Peaceful Gardens Greenhouse, Shamrock Motel and Cottages, The Spinning Wheel, Minerals Unlimited, Adirondack Cottage Store, Quackenbush’s Long View Wilderness Lodge, Cyber Creek Cafe, Custard’s Last Stand, Karen’s Therapeautic Massage.

Cardboard Boat Races

Float night is on Friday, July 16th at 5pm on the Long Lake Town Beach. What is float night? An opportunity to hop on your forbidden inflatable beach toys and swim at the town beach while red-cross certified lifeguards watch.

Enjoy live music by The Yod Squad and Eric Peter with Live Bait starting at 5pm.

There will be games and fun activities and the much anticipated “Cardboard Box” Race. Long Lake never found a cardboard box it didn’t like. Whether it’s in the middle of snowmobile season for Winter Carnival or in the middle of summer.

Long Lake will provide teams duct tape and cardboard and members can build a boat on site. The race goal, to sink the other teams while being the first one to cross the finish line. Get creative and make your own and bring it along. If you have paddles, we suggest you bring those too, and please bring your lifevests!

We always love a good competition in Long Lake and Friday night will be no exception.

Now if it rains… all bets are off. So please, have your weather machine charged and ready. No rain! If raining the music will be moving to the Mt. Sabattis Pavilion. Bring your floats anyway!

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