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Ongoing Mission Boutique - Gently used clothing and housewares at the former Thrift Shop at Niccolls Memorial Church in Old Forge. Open Fridays 10am - 12 Noon & 7 - 8:30pm, and Saturdays 10am - 12 Noon.
Ongoing Health Insurance Sign-up Need Health Insurance? Have the comfort of knowing you have protection against the surprises that life may bring. Certified NYS Navigators are available to help you enroll through the NY State Health Marketplace the last Thursday of each month in the Town of Webb Board Room at the Visitor Information Center in Old Forge.
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Tues Feb 14 Sweetheart Dessert Contest - Old Forge Library. Entries accepted at the library between 11:30am - 4:30pm. Reception and announcement of winners will begin at 7pm. For additional information please call 315-369-6008.
Wed Feb 15 Open Mic Night - 7pm at the Old Forge Library. The library will host an Open Mic Night
for writers in a coffee house setting. Emcee and featured writer will be Sue
Kiesel. Sue is the author of “The Many Faces of Snowy
Owls”. She also writes a column for the Outdoor Adirondack
magazine. Members of the public are welcome to
share and read from their own work or to come and enjoy
readings by others. If you plan on participating on Open
Mic Night please call the library at 369-6008 ahead of
time so we may plan accordingly but walk-ins are always
welcome. These readings are held to inspire writers and
create opportunities for regional writers to meet. For additional information please call 315-369-6008.
Fri & Sat Feb 17 & 18 13th Annual Pink Ribbon Riders Snow Run - The snow run is a two day event open to both men and women, including a welcome partym snowmobile rides, awards banquet and more. For more information please visit http://www.pinkribbonriders.com/wp/13th-new-york-snow-run/
Sat Feb 18 Chili Bowl Luncheon - 11:30am - 2pm at VIEW. Homemade meat & vegetarian chili, stews and soups prepared by local restaurants, will be served in handmade bowls from the Pottery Workshop at View as well as many artists who deliver their bowls to View from towns nearby and as far away as Ithaca and Syracuse. The potters this year will be making many styles of bowls featuring a variety of surface decorations. For additional information call 315-369-6411 or visit https://www.viewarts.org/events/upcoming-events/11th-annual-chili-bowl-luncheon
Wed Feb 22 “Wildlife Photographic Tips” - 7pm at the Old Forge Library. This slide presentation
by Sue Kiesel. The presentation will guide interested enthusiasts
toward making the best wildlife shots possible. There will
be an open question and answer dialogue throughout the
program. Slides on loons, otters, songbirds, waterfowl,
bears and moose, will dominate the screen.
Sue Kiesel, of Sauquoit, is a long time Old Forge
resident and lover of the Adirondacks. Digital photography
crept into her life about nine years ago and she has not
looked back! Wildlife and Adirondack shots remain her
main focus (as well as her six grandchildren, of course!)
She has written a column in Outdoor Adirondack magazine
for the past three years, published a book on snowy
owls and has had many pictures published in the Weekly
Adirondack newspaper. Sue has taught many classes in
the Old Forge area during the past 20 years on a variety
Come and bring a friend o this free relaxing and entertaining
evening. For additional information please call 315-369-6008.
Fri & Sat March 10 & 11 Snofest - By mid-March many snowmobilers start putting away their sleds and start thinking about summer. Not in Old Forge, New York! The four major dealers: Ski Doo, Yamaha, Polaris, and Arctic Cat will premier their 2018 models. Demos rides, conditions permitting. Please contact Old Forge’s local dealerships for exact days & times of demos; Big Moose Arctic Cat & Yamaha at (315) 357-2998, Don’s Polaris at (315) 369-3255 and Smith Marine at (315) 369-9911. Thousands of snowmobile enthusiasts take advantage of this opportunity to be the first to preview next year’s line of sleds and gear.
Fri March 17 St Patrick's Day Parade - 5pm down Main Street in Old Forge. This is a "don't miss" event! This is the best (and only) Irish Parade in the Adirondacks. Creativity is always the main theme of this parade. Along with the usual participants, many groups are secretly making costumes and floats that will be a surprise for this year’s parade. Individuals now try to outdo their prior year’s costumes or floats. Parade favorites return year after year. Local pickups with snowplows will entertain while in formation, under the name Synchronized Snowplows. The Old Forge Redheads group will be there, as will the Old Forge Irish Setters Club (which still has many dogs, but no Irish Setters). The Precision Shopping Carts will again be weaving their formations up Main Street, in spite of the poor physical conditioning of the pushers!
Sat March 25 Snowmakers Ball - 6pm at McCauley Mountain.
Annual Fundraising Event for the Kinderwood Program. Open to the public - $20 per person, includes dinner and entertainment. The theme this year is "Mad for Plaid" come join us for a delicious dinner, fun time and help support Kinderwood!
Wed May 3 Community Pride Day - Members of the community and schools join together to clean up the streets and get ready for summer. Sponsored by the Central Adirondack Association.
Fri - Sun May 19 - 21 Paddlefest - The largest on-water canoe and kayak sale in the country and features over 75 of the leading manufacturers of canoes, kayaks, and accessories. Over 1,000 canoes and kayaks will be on sale all weekend at special show prices. There will also be big savings on paddling accessories and outdoor gear. Sponsored by Mountainman Outdoor Supply Company. Click here for additional information.
Fri-Sun May 26 - 28 Annual Great Adirondack Garage Sale - Over 70 miles of Garage Sales stretching from Old Forge, Inlet, Indian Lake to Long Lake. Sales along Route 28 and many side roads between Old Forge, Inlet, and Long Lake. Find some great deals!
Fri & Sat May 26 & 27 Memorial Day Sale at the Goodsell Museum - Gently used items for sale to benefit the Goodsell Museum Fuel Fund.
Sat May 27 Old Forge Library Used Book Sale . 11am-3pm. There will be a large selection of used children’s books and adult paperbacks for sale at reasonable prices. Also available will be a selection of books from Anne LaBastille’s personal collection. For additional information, please phone 315-369-6008 or visit the website OldForgeLibrary.org.
Sat May 27 Annual Kiwanis Free Car Wash - 10:00am- 3pm at Calypso's Cove Parking Lot.. This annual fund raising event provides funds for the administration and operations of all the many Kiwanis children's activities that take place during the year.
Mon May 29 Memorial Day Parade & Wreath Laying Ceremony - Parade down Main Street at 10am with ceremonies at school, fire hall & cemetery. Refreshments after at Old Forge Fire Hall.
Sat June 10 Neighbor Day with Taste of the Town - View Art Center, 10AM - 4 PM. Neighbor Day offers the opportunity for area residents and visitors of all ages to discover and rediscover everything that View has to offer. Taste of the Town will include local restaurants, FREE OF CHARGE, to present their tasteful dishes to attendees. Both are free to the public in an effort to show off many great attributes of the Adirondacks, View, and the area.Galleries will be open, crafts, demonstrations, hands on activities, food, and fun for all. For additional information call 315-369-6411
Fri & Sat June 16 & 17 20th Annual Father's Day Weekend Parade & Car Show - Friday evening at 7pm, the parade will be escorted down Main Street in Old Forge. On Saturday, the judged show starts at 9am with cars required on the field at the Hiltebrant Recreation Center on North Street by Noon. Trophies and prizes will be awarded at 3pm. Cash prizes for Best of Show - Antique and Best of Show - Modified. Sponsored by the Central Adirondack Association.
Sat June 17 Afternoon at the Albedor - 2PM - 6PM. Join VIEW for an afternoon of food, wine, and music at the Albedor on Fourth Lake. $60/$50 Member. For additional information call 315-369-6411 or visit www.viewarts.org
Sun June 18 Annual Father’s Day Frog Jumping Contest - On the lakefront at Noon. Children can bring their champion frog to win prizes and fathers should wear their most outrageous tie! Largest, smallest, and longest jumper. Great family fun! Don’t worry, all frogs are released unharmed. Sponsored by the Central Adirondack Association. Phone 315-369-6983 for additional information.
Sun July 2 45th Annual Festival of Arts & Crafts - Adirondack Bank Parking Lot. 9AM - 6PM. Hosts more than 40 skilled vendors and features an extensive assortment of food and hand crafted items. This year’s event is sponsored by Adirondack Bank. The festival will be located at Adirondack Bank’s parking lot at 108 Codling Street, which is right across from the Old Forge Public Beach. Craft vendors include local jeweler, Mary Blanchard, and popular potters, Greg Rudd and Dean White, in addition to many others. There will also be a variety of food vendors offering more than 20 varieties of homemade fudge as well as fresh roasted nuts, squeezed lemonade and barbeque prepared on site. Admission to the event is $3. Proceeds will benefit View. Free parking is available near by. For additional information call 315-369-6411 or visit www.viewarts.org
Tues July 4 Fourth of July Celebration - Music at the Lakefront and fireworks over Old Forge Pond. Phone 315-369-6983 for additional information.
Sat July 15 Antique Wooden Boat Show and Fulton Chain Rendezvous - Awards for best historic, antique and classic categories. Sponsored by the Adirondack Chapter of The Antique & Classic Boat Society and the Central Adirondack Association
Thurs July 20 Secret Garden Tour - The tour provides an opportunity to visit local pristine gardens at private residences in a ten-mile radius. Michele DeCamp, who has organized the Secret Garden Tour for several years, has been busy choosing this year's gardens of choice. Admission: $25/$20 for members. For reservations please call 315 369 6411 x 211 Meet at VIEW 9am leave at 9:30 this tour should be done by noon. We have leaders to follow, you can carpool or drive your own car we will drive about 10 miles one way stopping to see gardens along the way. For additional information call 315-369-6411 or visit www.viewarts.org
Sat July 22 & Sun July 23 43rd Annual Vintage and Antique Show & Sale - Held at Hiltebrant Recreation Center on North Street. This year's show will feature over 50 dealers with an array including antique and vintage furniture, camp decor, oriental rugs, jewelry, hotel china, books, fine art, sporting goods, and taxidermy. Show Hours: Saturday, July 22, 9 am - 5 pm
Sunday, July 23, 9 am - 4 pm. Admission: $6.00 good for the entire weekend. For additional information call 315-369-6411 or visit www.viewarts.org
Fri July 28 Ice Cream Bowl Social - Come enjoy your favorite Mercer's Dairy ice cream in a handmade bowl at Point Park, in the center of Old Forge across from the Old Forge Hardware Store. Local potters make these one-of-a-kind ceramic bowls in the Meyda Tiffany & Lighting Creative Arts Wing at View. Be sure to arrive early! There are many bowls and other ceramic pieces to choose from and plenty of ice cream and toppings at the ready. The pottery will have a range of prices depending upon the choice, from $10 to $25, which includes ice cream. If you choose not to purchase pottery, you may make a donation of $5 and receive an ice cream sundae. This annual event benefits the Rintrona Ceramics Studio and has become a favorite destination for an afternoon ice cream treat with friends and family. Should it rain, the event will be moved to the Old Forge Fire Hall located next to Point Park. For additional information call 315-369-6411 or visit www.viewarts.org
Sat July 29 Great Adirondack BBQ - Can you smell that? Get closer, it’s the good stuff, and we’re smokin it. If you like good BBQ then make sure to join us for the Adirondack BBQ Festival. We have great cooks from all over coming to participate in one of the smokiest events ever in the Adirondacks. To truly experience it you need to be here smelling it, tasting it and having fun with like mined people in Old Forge, NY. It’s a great event for the whole family with activities for all to participate in. OVER $15,000+ IN PRIZES! For additional information please visit http://adirondackbbqfestival.com/
Sat Aug 12 House Tour by Boat - Twenty four party barges will depart at 10 a.m. from the Old Forge Lakefront on Saturday, Aug. 12, to take passengers on a first class tour of some of the most fabulous camps on the Fulton Chain. The annual House Tour by Boat provides an inside look into the camps that boaters can only observe from the water. Registration and check in begins at 8:30 am. The tour has limited availability in order to have or ample time to visit each camp. Advanced registration is required to participate. The cost is $70 or $60 for members of View. Proceeds benefit View, the arts center in Old Forge. This event is a "rain or shine" and will proceed if the weather is permitting. In the case of severe weather meaning lightning and thunderstorms, the event organisers will determine if it is safe to proceed. In an extreme case, the event will be cancelled with no rain date. As this is a major fundraiser for View we will be unable to offer refunds. For additional information call 315-369-6411 or visit www.viewarts.org
Sun Aug 13 Old Forge Triathlon - 1000 meter swim, 22 mile bike ride and 4 mile run. Race begins at 7:50 am, last wave leaves at 8 am To register or for more information visit http://atcendurance.com/?page_id=19.
Sat Sept 2 Plein Air Art Auction -
Join us during this exciting evening for the chance to own an original work of Adirondack art, created for and graciously donated to View by some of the region's most highly regarded plein air painters. The event includes the live auction, with more artwork in the lobby by participating artists, consignments, a raffle and more. The event is free and open to the public and all proceeds will go to underwrite programming at View. If you are an artist interested in participating, please contact View Curator, Cory E. Card, at firstname.lastname@example.org. For additional information call 315-369-6411 or visit www.viewarts.org
Sun Sept 3 Labor Day Weekend Celebration - Music, Automobile Raffle & Fireworks over the Old Forge Pond. Please call 315-369-6983 for additional information.
Sun Sept 3 CAP-PY Duck Derby - Join in on what is becoming an Adirondack family event. Watch as 3,000 rubber ducks sail down the Moose River. Many great prizes from local sponsors. Sponsored by CAP-21. Please call 315-369-3553 or visit cap-21.org for additional information.
Fri - Sun Sept 8-10 Adirondack 90 Miler Canoe Race This three-day, 90-mile flat water race follows the original highways of the Adirondacks from Old Forge to Saranac Lake. The course offers a mix of lake and river flat water paddling with several carries. Participants receive a T-shirt, mileage pins, awards, camping, snacks, boat shuttles and a post race meal. Entry forms for this race go out via U.S. Mail in June ( email or call before June 1 to be added to the mailing list ). The 90 - Miler is limited to 275 boats. Entry deadline is July 25. Entry fee is $150 per paddler ($125 for AWA members.) call 518-891-2744
Sat Sept 9 Old Forge Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K -
The full marathon, half marathon and 5K will take place on established bike (snowmobile in the winter) trails that run between the northeast portion of Old Forge, just north of the Water Safari, and work their way towards Eagle Bay. The trail course is mostly gravel and dirt roads. A true Adirondack experience.
Sat Sept 9 Brewfest - 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm. BrewFest Craft Beer Festival will take place at the North Street Pavilion in Old Forge, New York. Old Forge on Tap will showcase over 60 releases from some of America's best craft breweries. Attendees will receive three hours of sampling along with a souvenir sampling glass. If you like hanging out in an atmosphere filled with live music, delicious food and great beer, then this is the event for you!Admission is $30 for View members or $40 for non-members. For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit ViewArts.org/events or call 315-369-6411 extension 201.