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August 2014 | September 2014

October 2014 | November 2014 | December 2014

 

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 any of the surprises that life may bring. Certified NYS Navigators are available to help you enroll through the NY State of Health Marketplace. The last Thursday of each month at the Town of Webb Board Room.

Ongoing until Aug 22  “Meet You at the Library Gazebo at 5 for Live Music” - On the 4th Friday from May through August, you are invited to enjoy live music in the Gazebo from 5-7 p.m. Nick Piccininni will perform on June 27. Nick, a master of the 5-string banjo, will sing many of his own original songs while accompanying himself on the acoustic guitar, and it’s very possible he might also do some pickin’ on the banjo during his performance. Bring your own blanket or chair. For additional information, please phone 315-369-6008 or visit the website OldForgeLibrary.org.

Ongoing until Aug 23 Main Street and More Art Exhibit  Gordon Bashant’s solo exhibit will be on display. The Opening Exhibit Reception will be held on Friday August 1 from 5-8 p.m. Bashant is a resident of San Diego and a summer resident of Old Forge, after retiring from a surgical practice in Utica. He works primar­ily in transparent watercolor, but also does some work in acrylics and mixed media. His style is expressionistic but based on realism. For more information, please call the Old Forge Library at 315-369-6008 or visit www.oldforgelibrary.org

Ongoing until Aug 26  Tie Dye Tuesdays - Every Tuesday through August. Leave the mess to us. Instructions and all materials are supplied.  A pre-soaked shirt or pillowcase is folded, scrunched and/or twisted.  The pattern of the folds and placement of the dyes dictates the resulting design. Surprise is part of what makes tie-dye an exciting and interesting art form - and there will be plenty of surprises.  This activity takes about 30 minutes.  Come in anytime between 1 and 4 pm.  Items dyed will need to remain bagged for 2 days. Tie Dye makes for a fun family or group activity.

Ongoing until Aug 31   Summer Concert Series - Free concerts every Sunday at 7pm thru Aug 31, 2014.  Bring a chair or blanket.  Rain location Hiltebrant Pavilion on North Street.  Sponsored by the Town of Webb. Click here for schedule.

Ongoing until Aug 31   Bingo - Every Monday at the Old Forge Fire Hall. Doors open at 6:30pm. Games start at 7pm with cash prizes.

Ongoing until Oct 3   First Friday Art Walks - On the first friday of every month from 5pm to 8pm, the First Friday Art Walks offer a selection of artists, events, art work, refreshments, music and hands-on experience to engage everyone. 

Ongoing until Oct 10  Old Forge Farmers Market - Every Friday from 1:00PM - 5:00PM at the market location behind the Old Forge Hardware. CAP-21 and the Farmer’s Market will be continuing to feature traditional Adirondack artists and traditional crafts. Come share in our traditional arts. Please call 315-369-3353 or visit cap-21.org for additional information.

Ongoing until Oct 31, 2014  Webb: Wired to Wireless - The Town of Webb Historical Association's feature exhibit for 2014 is "Webb: Wired to Wireless - Technology Comes to Town”.  The Goodsell Museum is located across the street from the Old Forge Post Office and houses the history of the Town of Webb.  Changing exhibits tell the story of early pioneers, the way of life, events, buildings, businesses, recreation, transportation and people.  The museum is open year round, Tuesday through Saturday, 10am – 3pm with no admission charge. For additional information, please phone 315-369-3838 or visit on the web at webbhistory.org.

 

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Sat Aug 16  Old Forge Ghost Tour -  Meet at 8:30 pm at Hemmer Cottage. Come along for a walking tour of the most haunted locations in Old Forge on Saturday, August 16 at 8:30 pm. Hear tales of assassination, murder and tragedy. The most grisly crimes in Old Forge taken right from the files of the Town of Webb Historical Association. .Does the spirit of the assassinated Indian Drid hover over 1st lake? Does the ghost of Moses Cohen still stroll the aisles of Old Forge Hardware? .How did a man survive complete bodily impalement? Whose spirit roams the attic of the Goodsell Museum? Hear about the cabin bound cop killer who fried in the electric chair? Is there more than live music at Tony Harper's? .And, much, much more. This event has tales of horror and gruesomeness that is not for the faint of heart. Children under 12 will not be permitted and young adults, 12-16 must be accompanied by an adult. All ghostly and ghastly details will be delivered by seasoned paranormal investigators. Psychic readings will be available at the Fulton Chain Jail Cell located at the Goodsell Museum's carriage barn for an additional donation. Advanced registration is required! The cost is $13 per person. To register please call The Goodsell Museum at (315)369-3838. Presented by the Ghost Seekers of Central New York as a fundraiser for the Town of Webb Historical Association.

Sat Aug 16  House Tour By Boat - 10AM Rain or Shine, View, Old Forge, Ny $65/$50 members. Non-members may purchase tickets after July 5. Embark from the Old Forge Pond. Viewers tour waterfront homes along the Fulton Chain. Homes range from historic sites to spectacular new designs. Individuals will be shuttled among the specially selected homes in the comfort of party barges. Get your tickets early, this event sells out every year! Find more information at (315) 369-6411 ext. 0, info@viewarts.org, or www.viewarts.org

Sun Aug 17  Old Forge Triathlon - 1000 meter swim, 22 mile bike ride and 4 mile run. To register or for more information visit www.atcendurance.com.

Mon Aug 18  Harvey - 7:30 p.m. View, Old Forge, NY. This three-act comedy follows the frustrated attempts of society matron Veta Louise Simmons to keep the eccentricities of her brother, Elwood P. Dowd, from public view. Maybe Elwood is only one who can see the six-foot-one-and-a-half-inch-tall rabbit named Harvey. Tickets $20/$18 Members with Family Pricing. Find more information at (315) 369-6411 ext. 0, info@viewarts.org, or www.viewarts.org.

Tue Aug 19 “A Northern Light” Book Presentation 7:30 p.m. Award win­ning author, Jennifer Donnelly. This historical fiction novel is the OFL Centennial Celebration Community Read Book Se­lection. Set in 1906 against the backdrop of Grace Brown’s murder on Big Moose Lake, the book appeals to readers of all ages as many recognize the local landmarks featured on its pages. Donnelly’s paternal great-grandparents emi­grated from Dublin, Ireland to New York State and settled in the Adirondack region where her grandmother worked at a hotel on Big Moose Lake. Donnelly’s own childhood was divided between the communities of Rye and Port Leyden, New York. She is the author of seven books: a children’s picture book and six novels. For more information, please call the Old Forge Library at 315-369-6008 or visit www.oldforgelibrary.org

 

Tues August 19  Lecture on the Lawn: The Search for Station 77 - Goodsell Museum. 2:30pm.  Peter Nelson will tell the tale of one of Verplank Colvin’s stolen survey markers. Found in the dirt in western New Jersey, the narrative follows the disks incredible journey. In April Pete acquired the disk from a collector so that it could be returned to its rightful owner: the state of New York.  The history of that disk and the role it played in the shaping of the Adirondacks makes for a yarn that is part detective story, part biography and part mystery! The presentation will be on the side lawn of the Goodsell Museum. Bring a chair or blanket, inclement weather we will move into the carriage barn. Free of charge, donations will be appreciated. For more information please call the Museum at 315-369-3838, visit us our Goodsell Museum Facebook page, or on the web at www.webbhistory.org .

Thur August 21  Lecture on the Lawn: Mysterious Corpse at Eagle Creek - Goodsell Museum. 2:30pm.  Peg Masters, Town of Webb Historian, re-examines forensic evidence found alongside the partial remains of an unidentified body discovered in 1879 along Eagle Creek by the intrepid guide and hotel proprietor – Fred Hess. The presentation will be on the side lawn of the Goodsell Museum. Bring a chair or blanket, inclement weather we will move into the carriage barn. Free of charge, donations will be appreciated. For more information please call the Museum at 315-369-3838, visit us our Goodsell Museum Facebook page, or on the web at www.webbhistory.org .

Thu Aug 21  Broadway Meets Opera @ View - 7:30 View, Old Forge, NY. Starring international opera star Marianne Cornetti, recognized internationally as one of the leading Verdi mezzo-sopranos in the world.  She has appeared as Amneris in Aida, Azucena in Il Trovatore, and Eboli in Don Carlos at theatres including the Teatro alla Scala, Royal Opera, Covent Garden, Metropolitan Opera, Vienna State Opera, Bayerische Staatsoper, Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, and many others. Pianist Joan Krueger was named Classical Singer magazine’s "Coach of the Year." She has accompanied such artists as Cecilia Bartoli, Sumi Jo, Paul Plishka, and Vinson Cole through her association with New York's Mostly Mozart Festival, and appeared with soprano Carol Vaness on A&E’s Breakfast with the Arts. Tickets $35 Find more information at (315) 369-6411 ext. 0, info@viewarts.org, or www.viewarts.org.

Tues August 26   Lecture on the Lawn: 'What’s So Special About an Adirondack Pack Basket?' - Goodsell Museum. 2:30pm.  Barb Green of Adirondack Green House Basketry will talk about the evolution of the pack basket as essential gear for the Adirondack Guide. While discussing the finer points she will be weaving a basket. The presentation will be held in the Goodsell Museum carriage barn. Free of charge, donations will be appreciated. For more information please call the Museum at 315-369-3838, visit us our Goodsell Museum Facebook page, or on the web at www.webbhistory.org .

Tues Aug 26 - 30  Annual Library Book and Bake Sale - This popular event will be held during Library Hours. Hardcovers are $1.00 each (5 for $4) and Paperbacks are .50 each (5 for $2) Saturday, August 31 is bag day ($3). For additional information, please phone 315-369-6008 or visit the website OldForgeLibrary.org.

Thur August 28   Lecture on the Lawn: From City to Camp: A RR ride form Utica to Beaver River - Goodsell Museum. 2:30pm. During the course of “our ride” we will view the reasons why people rode the train to the Adirondacks: camping, canoeing, skiing, hiking, and fishing. As well take a glimpse into the villages along the tracks! John Taibi is the author of over 14 books on central New York railroads, using his own collection of historical and contemporary photographs, John draws on his wealth of knowledge to paint a picture of early life on the Mohawk & Malone and NY Central lines. The presentation will be held in the Goodsell Museum carriage barn. Free of charge, donations will be appreciated. For more information please call the Museum at 315-369-3838, visit us our Goodsell Museum Facebook page, or on the web at www.webbhistory.org .

Sat Aug 30  Old Forge Plein Air Paint Out Art Auction - 5:30PM to 7:30 PM View, Old Forge, Ny 80+original art works of the surrounding area, painted on site. Lite Fare & Libations will be offered. Find more information at (315) 369-6411 ext. 0, info@viewarts.org, or www.viewarts.org

Sat Aug 30  Falling Leaves Craft Fair - Held at the Park Avenue Building in Old Forge from 10am to 4pm.  This show features hand-crafted items only.  Come meet the talented artists!  Admission of $2 to benefit non-profit charities.

Sun Aug 31 Elvis Concert - Old Forge Lakefront 2PM- 4PM. Due to the rain cancellation of “The Elvis Show” earlier this month, Joe Angerosa will be performing on the Old Forge Lakefront from 2pm to 4pm. Angerosa has been performing an Elvis tribute for over 25 years. The Utica, N.Y. native has been dubbed “the best Elvis this side of the Mississippi.” His performances, well over 500 to date, have taken him to such places as Las Vegas, Canada, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Memphis, and each and every performance has received critical acclaim. Everyone is welcome for this free concert and all should bring a chair or a blanket.

Sun Aug 31  Labor Day Weekend Celebration - Music, Automobile Raffle & Fireworks over the Old Forge Pond. Please call 315-369-6983 for additional information.

Sun Aug 31 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 315-369-3353 or visit cap-21.org for additional information. Click here for a list of prizes.

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Sept 2 – 27  “Pieces of Heart” UCP Art Exhibit - Opening Exhibit Reception held on Friday September 5 from 5-8 p.m. Pieces of Heart is a creative expression program of Upstate Cerebral Palsy that was started in 2005 featuring artistic works in a variety of media. The agency’s multi-talented individuals who create these art­works have one thing in common: They are all people with differing abilities. Art provides individuals with opportunities to express their thoughts and feelings, and also increases public awareness of the talents and creativity of those with special needs.

Fri- Sun Sept 5-7   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 6 The Danny Sinoff Trio – 7:30 p.m. Old Forge, NY. Based out of Southwest Florida, The Danny Sinoff Trio is a contemporary and progressive music ensemble that mixes Jazz, Blues and Swing idioms with funky soulful rhythms while trying to remain traditional to a good part of the American Songbook. Mr. Sinoff plays and sings the classic standards by the Gershwins, Cole Porter, Berlin, and Van Huesen just to name a few! Pricing and information at (315) 369-6411 ext. 0, www.viewarts.org, or  info@viewarts.org

Sun Sept 7 Cabin in the Woods Concert - 2 p.m. Julia Crane Competition Winner Elbert Gong to perform on Steinway Concert B in private residence. A benefit for View. Reception to follow the performance. Tickets $100/$50. Find more information at (315) 369-6411 ext. 0, info@viewarts.org, or www.viewarts.org.

Mon Sept 8 Death of a Salesman – 7:30 PM Winner of the 1949 Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award for Best Play, this classic drama of the down-on-his-luck salesman Willy Loman remains one of the most profound dramas in American theatre. Resonant themes of family tensions, deferred dreams and unfulfilled lives make up the landscape of this haunting play. Produced by Pendragon Theatre. Tickets $20/$18 for Members. Find more information at (315) 369-6411 ext. 0, info@viewarts.org, or www.viewarts.org.

Tues Sept 9  Calypso's Cove Charity Go Kart Races -. This exciting event brings local businesses together to vie for the coveted trophy and to work together as a community for worthy causes. Door prizes, 50/50 Raffle and more. Gates open at 5:00pm and races start at 5:30pm. Click here for additional information.

Fri & Sat Sept 12 & 13   Firefighters Drill School -  Sponsored by the Old Forge Fire Department.

Sat Sept 13   One Square Mile of Hope 2014 - The  Kiwanis Club of the Central Adirondacks and One Square Mile of Hope will partner for this 2014 Guinness World Record Event for the “Largest Raft of canoes and kayaks”.  The goal of the event is the retaking of the record while again raising funds to help with breast cancer research and awareness. For registration and additional information, visit the website OneSquareMileOfHope.org .

Sat & Sun Sept 13 & 14   Rustic Furniture Fair -  Held at the Adirondack Museum in Blue Mountain Lake.  Click here for additional information.

Sun Sept 14   Big Bucks Drawing -  Sponsored by the Old Forge Fire Department.

Sun - Tues Sept 14 - 16   Antique & Classic Boat Society Boat Show - Old Forge and the Central Adirondack region will host some pre-events for the annual meeting of the Antique & Classic Boat Society.  These local events will precede a national show in Skaneateles for the participants to experience the Adirondacks.  On Monday the boats will cruise on Big Moose Lake and on Tuesday they will launch on the Fulton Chain of Lakes.  Other events are planned for the participants, but this will also be a chance for spectators to see these wonderful classic boats on the water.  For additional information, please visit the website ACBS.org.

Thu Sept 18   Ladies From Syracuse Starring Karen Oberlin and Marissa Mulder - 7:30 p.m. View, Old Forge, NY. Hailed as one of the premier interpreters of the Great American Songbook, Bistro, Nightlife and MAC Award-winning vocalist Karen Oberlin has headlined at major New York venues, and received rave reviews for her recent three week engagement at the Algonquin Hotel’s Oak Room in New York.  Marissa Mulder arrived in New York City in 2010 and pensively delved into the City’s cabaret world making her debut at Don't Tell Mama under the direction of her mentor Karen Oberlin. She competed against 60 artists and won the 2011 MetroStar Challenge during the summer at the Metropolitan Room In New York. Pricing and information at (315) 369-6411 ext. 0, www.viewarts.org, info@viewarts.org

Sat & Sun Sept 20 & 21   Antiques Show & Sale -  Held at the Adirondack Museum in Blue Mountain Lake.  Click here for additional information.

 

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Sat Oct 4 Falling Leaves Craft Fair - Held at the Park Avenue Building in Old Forge from 10am to 4pm.  This show features hand-crafted items only.  Come meet the talented artists!  Admission of $2 to benefit non-profit charities.

 

Sat Oct 18  Running Colors 5k Run - 9AM Check-in, 11AM Start. Start and Finish at the Old Forge Lakefront. A 3.1-mile fun run and walk that is focused less on speed and more on crazy color fun. Participants will be blitzed with food-safe, environmentally friendly powdered color. At the finish of the event there will be a color throwing party. Early Registration $25, Day of Event Registration $35. Children Under age 10 Free. Find more information at (315) 369-6411 ext. 0, info@viewarts.org, or www.viewarts.org

Sat & Sun Oct 18 & 19  Adirondack Railroad Pumpkin Train - Travel north to our Carter Station for a visit to Wally’s pumpkin patch. Each child can pick one complimentary pumpkin from the patch. Come in costume and enjoy the fun!

 

November 2014

Nov. 28 - 30   An Adirondack Christmas on Main Street - Why fight the crowds at the malls when you can shop the unique shops in the Central Adirondack mountains? Santa & Mrs. Claus will be visiting, a Light Parade and tree-lighting ceremony and much more. Sponsored by the Central Adirondack Association.

 

December 2014

Fri-Sun Dec 12-14  Snodeo  - Kickoff the snowmobile season. All four manufacturers will have the 2015 models on display. Sponsored by the Central Adirondack Association.

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