Posts Taged 2019

Holiday Lights Contest

 
The Town of Long Lake Parks and Recreation Department is hosting the Annual Holiday Decorating Contest for both Long Lake and Raquette Lake. 
 
In Long Lake judging will be on Tuesday December 17th, 2019 after sunset, and the contest is open to both businesses and residents.  There will be cash prizes for residential homes only. To sign up call 518-624-3077 by Monday December 16th.  Winners will be announced at the Senior’s Holiday Luncheon on Thursday December 19th.
 
The Raquette Lake Holiday Lights Contest judging will take place on Thursday December 19th after dark, and cash prizes will be awarded for best display. Participants are asked to have their displays fully lit up during the judging. 
 
Residents of both communities will be eligible for prizes of $100, $75 and $50. Businesses receive plaques for their prize-winning displays.
 
The contest is free to enter.  Call up to sign up to guarantee your display is included.  518-624-3077.

Black Friday

Black Friday Sales Local Merchants!

Black Friday and beyond. Shop our local merchants in Long Lake & Raquette Lake. Great gift ideas that make a difference include purchasing gift certificates from your favorite place too!  Take a peek and get some inspiration.  Spending in your two favorite towns helps keep the lights on year-round!  And talk about amazingly unique gift ideas!  Don’t miss out! 

Book a winter getaway in Long Lake.  Donnelly’s Sunset Point now offering a spectacular lake side home with plenty of room.  Thinking about a family reunion, or a girls weekend!  Check out this lodging.  Unsurpassed, amazing views of Long Lake! 

You won’t Believe Your Eyes! Drone Video of Long Lake and Raquette Lake!

Feeling Long Lakey? Our “brand” is quintessential small town meets the great outdoors of the Adirondacks, a tapestry of public and private land, a one-of a kind six million acre protected park in the Northeastern United States of upstate New York. Long Lake and Raquette Lake, as a destination, invite visitors to have a transformative, restorative outdoor recreational experience. Whether it’s a gentle, quiet walk in the woods, paddling on a calm lake, soaring in the skies in a seaplane or reconnecting with the forest, a visit to our communities will infuse the visitor with a fresh perspective and rejuvenate the soul.

Find the feeling!

As featured in the The Travel Video Alliance’s Spotlight newsletter. Check it out! Link to Long Lake Spotlight

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! 

Craft Fair Long Lake Town Hall on October 12 2019

Harvest Craft Fair on Tap for the Weekend

The Town of Long Lake announces the Harvest Fest Craft Fair on Saturday, October 12th, 2019 at the Long Lake Town Hall, 1204 Main Street, Long Lake, NY from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and admission is free.
 
Hand made goods from vendors will be available including:  herbal spice mixes, homemade chip and dip bowls, bread and soup mixes, soy candles, handcrafted glass, balsam pillows, children’s books, table runners, wooden bowls, original art work, mixed media art, jewelry and more.
 
The CTSO will be providing fun for the kids with a Bounce House weather permitting. 
 
Fall can be an unpredictable time of year, sometimes cold, sometimes warm.  Be prepared for both.
 
For more information www.mylonglake.com or call Long Lake Parks and Recreation Department at 518-624-3077. 
 
 
 
 

A Long Lake Guideboat Comes Home

Colleen Smith, a Long Lake resident recently re-launched a guideboat on Long Lake, NY in July of 2019 after acquiring the boat originally built by her grandfather George W. Smith in Long Lake, NY in the early 1900’s.
 
Gordon Fisher of Long Lake, spotted a listing for the boat in a magazine and recognized it as being a Long Lake Guideboat, but was unsure of the builder. Fisher contacted Long Lake boat builder Bunny Austin about possibly brokering the vessel on behalf of the owner who was living on Lake Champlain where the boat had been in their family since the 1950’s. Bunny turned the brokering of the boat over to his nephew, boat builder, Keith Austin.  While Keith took on the boat with plans to sell it, his wife, Debbie Austin was re-caning the original seats when she spotted the cursive signature Geo W. Smith inscribed on the frames of all three of the seats.

The boat was likely built around 1907 around the time that George W. Smith was operating a boat building shop on North Point Road in Long Lake, NY. A mutual friend knew of Colleen’s connection as the granddaughter of Long Lake guideboat builder George W. Smith and mentioned the boat had recently been listed for sale.  Colleen jumped at the opportunity to purchase the boat and return it to the waters of Long Lake. 
 
Colleen was able to purchase the boat in 2018 and launch it at Endion on July 19th, 2019. Three generations of Smith’s were on hand to witness the soaking and launching of the watercraft.  Long Lake native Gail Emerson was also on deck offering assistance. Gail’s grandfather Wallace Emerson was a contemporary of George W. Smith and the two granddaughters stood proudly side by side on the shores of Long Lake for the historic re-launch.
 
From “The Raquette, River of the Forest,” by Charles W. Bryan, Jr. 1964. “Long Lake should be famous in Adirondack history of its association with that remarkable light craft known as the “Adirondack guide boat.”  It is not to be doubted that Long Lake played a major role in the development of the craft”
 
 
 

written & photo by Alexandra Roalsvig, Director of Parks, Recreation & Tourism for the Town of Long Lake (unless otherwise noted) 

Memphis Collegian, Casey Lemieux and-Colleen Smith return George W. Smith’s original Adirondack Guideboat to the shores of Long Lake | Photo by Molly Irvine

Colleen Smith and Gail Emerson, granddaughters of boat builders Smith and Wallace Emerson 

Durant Days | Raquette Lake |Great Camps | Adirondack Architecture!

Durant Days August 2 – 4, 2019, Raquette Lake, NY
 
Durant Days celebrates the birth of Great Camps Architecture. Enjoy a special weekend of events in Raquette Lake. Harken back to the days when waterways were the highways and travel was by boat! And you can’t get there by car. Access to these Great Camps, Historic Landmarks and churches only available on is limited to a few times a season so don’t miss out on your exclusive chance to explore them all in one jam-packed weekend!
 
William West Durant left his mark permanently on the Adirondacks as a master designer and builder crafting impressive architectural masterpieces.  Durant envisioned grandiose getaway homes and self-contained villages in the middle of the Adirondack wilderness.  Through his revolutionary vision he was able to combine the architectural features of a traditional log cabin merged seamlessly with the long low lines of the graceful Swiss chalet to create a luxurious summer residence. From his first grand camp, Camp Pine Knot, sprang a distinctive school forever known as Great Camps Architecture and Raquette Lake is the place where it was born.
 
These grand camps of the wealthy in the Adirondacks attracted railroad titans, industrialists, admiring journalists and international guests to enjoy the wilds of the forest with the softer comforts of elegance and grace and touted as “the show places of the woods.”   
 
Join us in Raquette Lake, NY the first weekend in August to transport yourself back to the Gilded Age and imagine yourself enjoying the opulence of the Adirondacks as a railroad titan.  History buffs will be transported back in time. 
 
Schedule of Events for Durant Days
 
Friday, August 2nd, 2019
Luncheon Boat Cruise $69 pp inclusive of cruise, meal, tax, gratuity, guided tours. www.raquettelakenavigation.com
 
Saturday August 3, 2019
2:00-3:00 p.m. Wide Variety A Capella Group in concert on the Raquette Lake Village Green.  This New Jersey a capella group has been performing for years.  Their popular set includes renditions of popular favorites from the 40s through the 00s, including music from the Beach Boys, Four Seasons, John Legend and many more. Free Concert on the Raquette Lake Village Green  sponsored by Saint Williams Long Point, Central Adirondacks Association and the Town of Long Lake.   Bring your blankets, lawn chairs and the entire family for this fun acapella concert. This concert is FREE.

Electric Bike Demo by Artisan and Inventor – Jamie Sutliff.  Check out unique trike bikes that can carry up to 65 pounds of gear and loot in the basket.  This bike demo is brought to you by Raquette Lake Navigation.  Look for him in the Afternoon on the Village Green. Courtesy of Raquette Lake Navigation.
 
6pm Boat Parade** NEW TIME for 2019. In the village. Boats all shapes and sizes compete.  Runabouts, no-octane, party barges, if it floats, it’s a boat!

Decorate boats and compete for prizes for Best Most Creative Boat in each boat class.  The more the merrier!  Everyone invited to play.

On vacation?  Be adventurous, rent a boat at Burke’s or Birds Marina’s and show us what you’ve got.  Celebrate life on the waterways during the indefatigable Raquette Lake Boat Parade. Registration Forms available  at Burke’s or Bird Marina or 
 
August 3, 2019 cont.
7:00pm. James Warren, Magician, NEW INDOOR LOCATION! Live at the Raquette Lake Chapel Next to the RL Navigation and Little Red Caboose Gift Shop. Free. Donation Admission Appreciated.


From the Magic Castle in Hollywood! With over two decades of amazing people across America with his magic, including 13 years of performances at The Magic Castle. This is the most mind-blowing magic show you’ll ever see.  With magic sourced from the written legacy of the great masters of the art, James Warren’s show will have you astounded and amazed.  This unique event will for the first time be at Saint Williams Long Point and is not to be missed!  A very special event for the 2019 Durant Days Weekend. 


9:30pm Fireworks Extravaganza.   **After James Warren show concludes.  A special weekend celebration continues with a Fireworks show celebrating all that is Raquette Lake.  With so much history and legacy on the shores of Raquette Lake, launching fireworks is the culmination and celebration of the storied legacy of American history launched right from the shores of this small, tight-knit, historic community. Fireworks can be seen by boat from the village.   
 
 
Sunday, August 4, 2019  
10:00 am & 1:30 pm Guided tour of Great Camp Sagamore. Half-Price Admission.
Built in 1897 this former summer retreat of the Vanderbilt’s is on 1,526 acres of remote wilderness in the Adirondack Park. Great Camp Sagamore was a wilderness escape for the Vanderbilt family for half a century.  It is now a National Historic Landmark.

Reservations not required for the tour.   www.greatcampsagamore.org


3:00 pm Annual ecumenical vespers service at Church of the Good Shepherd, on Raquette Lake.  Saint Huberts, built by William West Durant in 1880 was built to serve the owners, guests and employees that Durant was creating in the area.  The island was originally named Bluff Island, but was later renamed in honor of Saint Hubert, the patron saint of hunters.
 
All events on St. Hubert’s Isle are free and open to the public.  There will be a free water taxi 2pm – 2:45pm to/from St. Hubert’s Isle from the village dock, courtesy Burke’s Marina.
 

 

Big Beach Day Long Lake NY Adirondacks

Paddling Olympic Competition

The Town of Long Lake gears up for a Big Day on the Beach Front with three events rolled into one on Friday, July 26th, 2019.
 
The Long Lake Paddling Olympics will held July 26th at the Long Lake Town Beach, 1258 Main Street, sponsored by the Long Lake Association with free registration starting at 10:30 a.m. with races commencing at 11:00 a.m.  Look for a variety of races including Stand Up Paddling, Hand Paddling, Kayak Races, Canoe Races, Back Paddling, and many more. No experience is necessary.  Races are for kids up to age 18 only. For more information contact Kathy Duffendack at 518-624-2780. Special thanks to Camp Hilary and Another Paradise Cove for providing boats and safety equipment for the event.
 

Beat Authority Live on the LL Beach

North Country Public Radio, in conjunction with the Town of Long Lake, will be hosting their Friday show, the Beat Authority from the Long Lake Town Beach on July 26th from 3:00  p.m.  to 5 p.m.  The Beat Authority with David Sommerstein is a live radio broadcast Friday show. Sommerstein will play the fresh and eclectic dance music from all over the world that fans of the show tune in for each week.Attendees will have a chance to hear their voice on the radio and win some NCPR swag and other promotional prizes provided by the Long Lake business community.

 



 


 
The day rounds out at 6pm with musician Alex Smith performing a concert on the beach stage for the fourth concert in the 2019 Music by the Lake Series.  Alex is a local Long Laker with deep roots in the folk and bluegrass community. Alex and his fiddle player will be playing a mix of their original tunes, as well as covers.  The free concert runs until 8 p.m. 
 
All activities are on the Long Lake Town Beach at 1258 Main Street Long Lake and are free.  Parking is available along NYS Route 30, Main Street and north of the bridge. There are  overflow lots at the Long Lake Municipal Lot at 1167 Main Street and Long Lake Central School with easy walking access to the Nature Trail, a pathway around Jennings Park Pond stretching from the Long Lake Ball Field to the Long Lake Town Beach along a picturesque path connecting with the outlet at the Adirondack Hotel.
 
Lifeguards will be on duty until 8pm.  Bring your lawn chairs, coolers, beach blankets and bathing suits and settle in for the entire day! 
 
For more information call 518-624-3077 or check out www.mylonglake.com
 
 

Show Up Kids, Interactive Kids Comedy Show

Show Up Kids at the Adirondack Hotel, Long Lake NY

Interactive Family Comedy “Show Up, Kids!” Plays Adirondack Hotel July 11 at Noon

LONG LAKE, NY – Following critically acclaimed runs in NYC, Hollywood, and Edinburgh, Peter Michael Marino’s interactive “Show Up, Kids!” plays the Adirondack Hotel on July 11 at noon. This entirely unique, semi-improvised, family show for kids 3-10 years old puts a comedic twist on the traditional kids’ show. When the main attraction doesn’t show up, Pete enlists the kids (and adults) to help create a show from set to sound, plot to props, and costumes to characters. What could possibly go wrong?

The event kicks off at noon with a Pizza Party Buffet featuring assorted pizzas, chicken fingers, juices and cookies. Performance starts at 12:15pm and runs for one hour. Reservations can be made by emailing adkhotel@frontiernet.net or by calling 518-624-4700.

★★★★★ “Marino handles the unpredictability of working with children in an improvised environment with great skill and grace, putting on a fantastic performance which my children were talking about long after the show.” – Backstage on the Fringe

“Fantastic fun! A one-man whirling dervish of energy, comic timing, physical agility, and out and out hilarity. The kids were absolutely mesmerized!” – The Front Row Center

“This show is not like any other show. Usually, the kids are just watching things happen, but here, kids are actually part of the show. Pete definitely has a superpower!”- Kids News NYC

★★★★ “Hilarious! Marino knows what kids find funny. A show of this caliber is an opportunity to show up for!” – The Wee Review

 

WHAT: Show Up, Kids!
WHO: By Peter Michael Marino & the kids, Directed by Michole Biancosino & the kids, Music by Michael Andrew
WHEN: 12:00 p.m. Thursday, July 11
WHERE: The Adirondack Hotel, 1245 Main Street, Route 30N Long Lake, NY 12847-0355 HOW MUCH: $20 (Includes Pizza Party Buffet with assorted pizzas, chicken fingers, juices and cookies. Cash bar available for adults.)
TICKET RESERVATIONS: Email: adkhotel@frontiernet.net or call 518-624-4700
RUNNING TIME: 60 minutes
SHOW WEBSITE: www.showuptheshow.com/kids

Peter Michael Marino is a NYC-based teacher, writer, performer, and producer and is best known in the Adirondacks as the long-time, nutty host of Long Lake’s annual Bed Races and Polar Bear Plunge. Peter the creator/co-producer of SOLOCOM, which has launched over 400 world-premiere comedies at The People’s Improv Theater. His internationally acclaimed solo comedy “Desperately Seeking the Exit” chronicled the unmaking of his West End musical flop “Desperately Seeking Susan” – receiving 5-star reviews at the Edinburgh Fringe and Adelaide Fringe, and a London transfer. His 2015 solo chat show spoof “Late with Lance!” played everywhere from NYC to London. Directing credits include: Amy Marcs’ “Nice T!ts,” Mark Demayo’s “20 & Out,” and Mark Giordano’s “Mad Man.” His production company credits include “David Carl’s Celebrity One-Man Hamlet,” “David Mills: Shame!,” Charles’ “Moby Alpha,” and “Joe’s NYC Bar.” More info at: www.petermmarino.com

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