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Long Lake Winter Carnival 2020

On Saturday, January 18th at noon, the Long Lake Winter Carnival will be held at Mt. Sabattis Recreation Center in Long Lake, NY located at 6 Pavilion Way off of Deerland Road, NYS Route 30.  Events begin with a bonfire, snowmobile parade, and coronation of the King and Queen.  Free activities are slated throughout the day.  The Cardboard Sled Races start at 1p.m. with prizes awarded for speed and overall award for Best Decoration.  Sleds can be made with cardboard, paint, wax and tape.  Racing categories are for individuals and for teams. The ice skating rink and sledding hill will be open throughout the day.


Other events throughout the day include a Wackiest Hat Contest, Town-Wide Photo, Kids Balloon Chase, Goalie’s Day Off, Men’s Feats of Strength, the Ladies Frying Pan Toss, and fireworks at 6:30p.m.. All events are free.
The Ice Farm, featuring the talents of award-winning ice sculptor Stan Kolonko, will be on site carving ice scupltures all day long. Businesses or organizations interested in sponsoring an ice carving or race prizes are asked to contact the Long Lake Parks and Recreation Office at 518-624-3077. Cash prizes provided by the Long Lake Fire Department, Long Lake Moonlighter’s Snowmobile Club and the Town of Long Lake.

In addition to the traditional events slated for the day, The Town of Long Lake will be hosting The Chazen Company at Mt. Sabattis. Chazen is in the process of creating a Comprehensive Plan; a community driven plan to articulate residents’ vision for the future and serve and as the Town’s official policy document. Planners from The Chazen Companies will be in attendance and seeking input at the Long Lake Winter Carnival on January 18th (from noon to 2 PM). They will be taking comments from residents, distributing surveys, and providing information about the planning process. 

Schedule of Events – All times subject to change without notice. The Long Lake Fire Department will provide complimentary hot food, hot chocolate, popcorn and snacks.  This event happens snow, rain or shine.  All times subject to change without notice.
12p.m. Winter Carnival Kick off, Ice Sculpture Installation Begins, Registration opens and free lunch served by the Long Lake Fire Department
12:15p.m. Snowmobile Parade – conditions permitting
12:30p.m. Coronation of Moonlighter’s King and Queen
12:45p.m. Wackiest Hat Competition
1:00p.m.  Cardboard Sled Races
1:45p.m.  Town Wide Photo
2:00p.m. Balloon Chase for Kids 9 and under
2:30p.m. One Shot Hockey aka Goalie’s Day Off
3:00p.m. Ladies Frying Pan Toss
3:45p.m.  Men Feats of Strength
6:30p.m.  Fireworks
The Mt. Sabattis Recreation Center, Geiger Arena is located at 6 Pavilion Way across from the Long Lake Post Office on Deerland Road, NYS Route 30 in Long Lake, NY.  This event is free.  Parking available in the lower parking lot, along South Hill Road, Owls Head Lane and at the Post Office after 12p.m. There will be free shuttle service running starting at 6p.m. until 2am to and from the event location and pickups throughout town.  Call 518-524-3106 for a ride.  Open to the public.   Snowmobiles welcome! 
For more information about Long Lake, or call 518-624-3077.   ##

Raquette Lake Busiest Day 2018

Raquette Lake Busiest Day Events
Here’s a look at all the events of the 2018 Raquette Lake busiest Day on August 11th!  

10am: Annual Raquette Lake Library Book Sale
10am: Annual Arts & Craft Fair at the Raquette Lake School
11:30am: Scavenger Hunt. Cash Prizes. Meet on the Village Green.
6pm:  Raquette Lake Fire Dept. and Ambulance Squad Fundraising Auction on the Village Green. 
Annual auction
Lots of great items
Hot dogs

Hit the town and enjoy the fun events Raquette Lake has to offer!
28th Annual Arts and Craft Fair in Raquette Lake
The Raquette Lake Parents Teachers and Friends will sponsor the 28th annual Arts and Crafts Fair at the Raquette Lake School on Rt. 28 on Saturday, August 11, 2018 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.  ‘Stitch Ups’ by Yasuko Monroe was a new exhibitor in 2017 and was very well received with her beautiful purses, backpacks, and other accessories of beautiful fabrics.

 Lis Barsuglia-Madsen is back with her hand woven clothing, rugs and accessories. Other exhibitors include Bob Montesano photography and 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 and Ken Stanton with rustic Adirondack furniture also return this year.
Other items for sale this year include stained glass, alcohol inks on tiles, vases and yupo.
There will be a Chinese raffle with items donated by the exhibitors and the drawings will take place at 3:30 that afternoon.  You need not be present to win.
All proceeds of the raffle will be donated to North Country Life Flight, a free, not-for-profit critical care air rescue service serving the Adirondacks.
The show is held inside the school and will go on rain or shine!!
Support your local and regional artists and find a truly distinctive gift for yourself, friend or family member!

The Orchestra of the Adirondacks Lake Placid Sinfonietta in Long Lake

Lake Placid Sinfonietta

The 2018 Music By the Lake Series Kicks off on Friday, July 13th at 7 p.m. with The Lake Placid Sinfonietta.  The Lake Placid Sinfonietta, fondly called the Orchestra of the Adirondacks makes its first appearance at the Long Lake Town Hall, 1204 Main St., Long Lake, NY.   The concert is sponsored by the Town of Long Lake Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department.   General admission tickets are $20 for adults and $5 for youth 18 and under and available in advance at the Long Lake Town Offices, 1130 Deerland Rd., Long Lake.  Tickets can also be reserved by calling 518-624-3077 or purchased at the door.
The program features selections by Purcell, Excerpts from “Fairy Queen,” De Falla, Exceprts from “Three Cornered Hat,” Ravel, “Mother Goose Suite,” Grainger, “Molly on the Shore,” Rodgers & Hammerstein, “South Pacific,” Granados, “A la Cubana,” Rodgers, “Victory at Sea,” Hurwitz, “Music from La La Land,” and Zimmer “Dead Man’s Chest” from Pirates of the Caribbean.
The Lake Placid Sinfonietta is a professional chamber orchestra of twenty musicians from across the country.  From its inception in 1917 to the present day, it has provided excellence in live classical performance to the heart of the Adirondacks.   Current musicians also perform with many major Symphony orchestras and serve on university faculties. Current Sinfonietta musicians also perform with the Alabama Symphony, Delaware Symphony, Vermont Symphony, Rochester Philharmonic, Quad City Symphony, and the Tucson Symphony.

Lake Placid Sinfonietta in concert July 13
Long Lake