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Prizes Announced and Gearing up for Winter Carnival Weekend in Long Lake

Mother Nature’s Snow Machine jumped into full gear on Monday giving the ground the look of winter we’ve all been waiting for. Our team of Winter Carnival Elves are pulling together events, orange cones, golf pencils, golf clubs, broomballs, cardboard boxes and chili for this weekends Royal Coronation at Mt. Sabbatis.

Events kick off at Noon on Saturday, January 16th with the Snowmobile Parade followed by the coronation and plenty of fun for everyone. Bring a sled, don’t bring a sled.. we have sleds, toboggans, ice skates, helmets. Come and go all day long and don’t forget to stop by the kitchen and visit with the Long Lake Fire Department.

The young set gets a push down Mt. Sabattis at the Long Lake Winter Carnival

The young set gets a push down Mt. Sabattis at the Long Lake Winter Carnival

So with that said, get psyched for Winter Fun by watching this video inspired by what it means to “Feel Long Lakey” It’s winter, “Feelin’ Long Lakey” is whatever you want it to be, but the week before Winter Carnival, it’s excitement, anticipation, invigorating and the idea of pushing yourself to your limits, whether your throwing a Frying Pan or hiking up Mt. Sabattis to play golf with your friends or hitting the rink with hockey sticks or brooms. Most of the stunts seen here were not shot in Long Lake, but some of the trail riding was. This video is themeatic, reflecting fun, whimsical and toughness and to get you psyched get out and enjoy some fun family recreation this weekend.

With Winter Carnival comes great cash prizes, so if you are on the fence about your Cardboard Sled, don’t be! It doesn’t take much to create a sled that zips down the mountain. We will be grooming the hill, packing it down so any fresh snowcover will add the glide we are looking for. Conditions look to be warm and snowy on Saturday, reaching as high as 37, so sledders best be prepared with some tape that glides!

Prizes Awarded

Town of Long Lake Sponsored Events
Cardboard Box Races
12 & Under Solo 1st = $15, 2nd – $10, 3rd – $5
12 & Under Team 1st = $20, 2nd $15, 3rd $10
13-17 Solo 1st = $25, 2nd = $15, 3rd – $10
13-17 Team 1st = $25, 2nd $15, 3rd – $10
Adults 1st – $75, 2nd = $50, 3rd = $25
Best in Show 1st = $75, 2nd = $50, 3rd = 25

Ladies Frying Pan Toss
1st $75, 2nd $50, 3rd $25

Wackiest Hat Contest
1st $30, 2nd $15, 3rd $10

Men Feats of Strength
1st $75, 2nd $50 3rd $25

Goalie’s Day Off – Sponsored by the Long Lake Diner/Owls Head Pub
Co-Ed Golf – Sponsored by Long Lake Real Estate
Broomball Tournament – Sponsored by the Moonlighters Snowmobile Club

Lunch will be served the the Long Lake Fire Department.

Schedule of Events, January 16, 2016
12pm Winter Carnival Kick off and registration opens.
12:15pm Snowmobile Parade
12:30pm Coronation
12:45pm Wackiest Hat Parade
1:00pm – Cardboard Sled Race & Adk Cardboard Sled Racing Circuit
1:00pm – 3:00pm – Three Hole Golf, Teams welcome
1:45pm – Town Wide Photo
2:00pm – Awards for Cardboard Sled Racing and Wackiest Hat Announced
2:00pm – Goalie’s Day Off
2:30pm – Kids Events
3:00pm – Ladies Frying Pan Toss
3:45pm – Men’s Feats of Strength Challenge – New for 2016!
4:30pm – Broomball Tournament – Teams of 5 sign up by 3pm.
6:30pm – Fireworks

Little Bus runs 6pm – Last call. Call 518.323.5001 for a ride! This is a free shuttle service for all ages to get to and from Winter Carnival, your lodging, your home to locations in and around town.

The Ice Skating Rink will be open after the fireworks until 10pm.

A short fireworks show completes the days festivities.  It happesn immediately following broom ball at 6:30pm. Join us!

A short fireworks show completes the days festivities. It happesn immediately following broom ball at 6:30pm. Join us!

Polar Plunge Plans Make them Now

On January 2nd, 2016 get ready because The Town of Long Lake will be gearing up to host the 4th Annual Feelin’ Long Lakey Polar Bear Plunge at 1pm on the Long Lake Town Beach located at 1258 Main Street in Long Lake, NY in the heart of the Adirondacks. Teams collect pledges and all proceeds benefit the Wounded Warrior Project which enables and helps veteran’s heal and focus on Mind, Body, Economic Empowerment and Engagement.

Polar Bear Plunge on January 2nd, 2016

Polar Bear Plunge on January 2nd, 2016

With advancements in battlefield medicine and body armor, an unprecedented percentage of service members are surviving severe wounds or injuries. For every US soldier killed in World Wars I and II, there were 1.7 soldiers wounded. In Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom, for every US soldier killed, seven are wounded. Combined, over 48,000 servicemen and women have been physically injured in the recent military conflicts.

In addition to the physical wounds, it is estimated as many as 400,000 service members live with the invisible wounds of war including combat-related stress, major depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Another 320,000 are believed to have experienced a traumatic brain injury while on deployment.

Last year 19 teams raised $4956. Since event inception in 2012 $16,158 has been raised for the Wounded Warrior Project at the Feelin’ Long Lakey Polar Bear Plunge.

We welcome the return of host, Peter Michael Marino for the 2016 event. Pete has been hosting events in Long Lake since the 2012 4th of July Bed Races and the Polar Plunge in 2013. He delivers observations, embodies a great sense of humor, and has an uncanny ability to work with the crowd to make all events a full-on interactive theatrical experience. Pete’s quick wit and banter with the audience is always off the charts and provides an extra layer of hilarity to all of Long Lake’s events.

Peter Michael Marino hails from New York City and his work has been seen on five continents. He has worked extensively as a writer, director, producer, teacher and actor. Member AEA, SAG-AFTRA, The Dramatists Guild, and is a graduate of the Commercial Theater Institute.

Pete is the librettist of the West End musical Desperately Seeking Susan, based on the film of the same name and featuring the songs of Blondie. The show played at London’s Novello Theatre in 2007, and was presented by Tokyo’s legendary Toho Company at the Theatre Creation in 2009.

Pete recently finished a run of his talk-show-solo-show spoof Late with Lance! at the 2015 Edinburgh Festival Fringe where it received 5-star reviews, followed by a sold out engagement at Arts Theatre West End. Plans are underway for a month-long run in London in early 2016.

Get your team together and register today. 2016 WW Registration Packet
Contact Steph Hample, Events Coordinator at 518-624-3077 for questions!

Creative geniuses from the Adk Hotel created replicas of the Town Highway and Parks and Recreation Truck for Highway.  Raising $318

Creative geniuses Stacy & Kelsie created replicas of the Town Highway and Parks and Recreation Truck for Highway. Raising $318

Harvest Craft Fair and Fall Fire Festival Adirondack Autumn


Long Lake Fall Fire & Harvest Festival

The Town of Long Lake announces the Fall Fire and Harvest Festival on October 11, 2014 at the Long Lake Town Hall, and lawn of Long Lake Central School, located at 1204 Main Street Long Lake, NY running from 10am to 5pm.

This unique event combines the traditional Harvest Craft Fair, a festive Kids Carnival with games, prizes, obstacle course, bounce house, a live art installation with Portraits in the Wilderness artist Matt Burnett and an incredible show by LightEXPO with fire breathing, fire eating and fire rings.

Visitors to the festival and craft fair start Christmas shopping early at the Town Hall from 10am—4pm. Hand made goods from local vendors will be available including: herbal spice mixes, homemade chip and dip bowls, bread and soup mixes, soy candles, with Adirondack and Home scents, handcrafted glass, balsam pillows, table runners, wooden bowls, fish and duck decoys, mixed media art, jewelry and dyed clothing and more.

Starting at noon on the Long Lake Central School Lawn kids will enjoy a free carnival. Kids earn prize tickets playing games including pumpkin bowling, pumpkin pop, milk bottle baseball, ladder toss and many more. The prize booth will have a variety items such as bracelets, foam pop guns, flower tiaras and more. Activities for adults and kids alike will include games such as ladder ball, corn hole, and horseshoes.

Look for a unique obstacle course, an all-ages seed spitting contest and a scarecrow contest. Contestants can build their scarecrow ahead of time or at the festival with supplied materials. Different prize categories including ‘funniest,’ ‘scariest,’ ‘best in show,’ will be judged by the public with many chances to win!

Matt Burnett, artist, will be on site to create a public work of art tying into the Portraits in the Wilderness Installation. Matt’s large scale paintings are in several locations in Long Lake including the big red barn on Deerland Road, Shaw Pond, Blarneystone Property and along Burns Road Wall on NYS Route 30. The paintings reflect life in and around Long Lake through history up to today. Matt invites members of the public to join him at the Long Lake Town Hall Lawn where he will be creating another work to complete the 2014 Portraits in the Wilderness Project. This event is made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts Decentralization Regrant Program. The Decentralization Program is administered by the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts.

LightEXPO will be showcasing human fire stunts such as fire breathing, fire eating, and fire rings. Three – 15 minute shows will be performed at 3:30pm and 4:15pm with their final show at 5:00 to send off the festival goers.

Fall can be an unpredictable time of year, sometimes cold, sometimes warm. We’re prepared for both. On a cool October day warm up by the large fire pit or grab some warm drinks and food from our food and beverage vendors. If it’s rainy we will have as many of the activities as possible under a large tent.

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OktoberPETFest will be Oct. 6

LONG LAKE – Join the Town of Long Lake and the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts Saturday, Oct. 6, for a pet and family friendly event, rain or shine. OktoberPETFest runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Long Lake Ball Field.
The annual Long Lake Harvest Craft Fair kicks off at 11 a.m. with American made wares, pottery, gifts, clothing and treats. Magician Bob Shelley will entertain children starting at 11:00 a.m. followed a full day of fun including an inflatable obstacle course, games and crafts for the kids. Food sold by Willie’s BBQ of Indian Lake, NY.

Calling all dogs, cats and trained animals to participate in a Pet Parade and agility course. Best Dressed Pet, Most Friendly Pet, Best Stuffed Pet and Best Looking Pet are some of the categories to be judged at the Pet Parade at 1:30 p.m.

Pet registration is required by 1 p.m., so don’t be late.

Music by The Emeralds of July, hits the stage at 2 p.m.

The Emeralds of July is a five piece pop group from upstate NY, made up of three cousins, all girls, who were born within two weeks of each other in May of ’96. The other two members are a younger sister/cousin on keyboards and the only boy member on lead guitar, also born in the summer of ’96.   The group was formed when the 4 girls began singing together for fun into their dad’s (uncle John’s) PA in the basement. Before long their natural ability and desire to perform shone thru and they began to put those music lessons to good use, figuring out songs and layering harmonies. Emeralds of July hit the stage at 2pm. Don’t miss this up and coming Capital Region band!

The Second Annual Punkin’ Chunkin Competition begins at 3 p.m. Contact Events Coordinator Danielle Gagnier at (518) 624-3077 ext. 13 for rules.
Tickets are required for kids’ activities and the Bounce Obstacle Course, or buy a bracelet for $10 for unlimited access. No admission required for Craft Fair, Magician, Emeralds of July or Punkin’ Chunkin’.

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Hypnotist Hits Long Lake, NY

Avert a cabin fever crisis at the Long Lake Town Hall on March 10, 2012 at 8pm when Certified Hypnotist Cris Johnson hits the stage and takes the audience on a journey not to be forgotten! It promises to be an evening of good, clean, hilarious fun and guess what? You just might be the star!

Cris Johnson has been an entertainer for sixteen years and has traveled extensively throughout the world and the United States bringing hypnosis to corporate clients, schools, and special events. Past performances include programs for General Motors, United Airlines, Bank of America, The Home Depot, Verizon Wireless and many more.

This show promises to delight audiences with Cris’s unique approach to hypnotism. Cris starts the show by dispelling the myths about hypnosis, alleviates the fears of the audience and then the fun begins. Cris assures folks no one will be embarrassed, everyone will have a great time and applaud for their friends and family because they will be amazed at what unfolds on stage.

As the ring –master, Cris leads participating audience members on a journey into new characters, comic situations and unusual environments. Whether Cris performs his Murder by Magic, or his Mind-Reading program count on him to plug into the community and figure out how to garner the most laughs.

Cris admits he prefers to have an audience of at least fifty to have the most effective hypnosis program. “Not everyone can let down their guard to go into the trance state. There needs to be a sizeable enough audience to engage enough people to join me on the stage.” If the audience is small, Cris promises he can put on a show worth remembering, no matter what the size of the group. Cris’s talent includes performing as a comedy magician, illusionist, mind reader, mentalist and even a psychic street magician. No matter what size the audience he promises a special performance for Long Lake.

This program is sponsored by the Town of Long Lake Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department.

Long Lake Town Hall
1204 Main Street, Route 30
Long Lake, NY 12847
March 10, 2012
$10 Adults
$5 16 and under

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