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January 2017 | February 2017 | March 2017 | April 2017 | May 2017
June 2017 | July 2017 | August 2017 | September 2017

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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January 2017

Fri Jan 20 - Sat Jan 21 Poker Run - Sponsored by the Inlet Barnstormers. For more information please visit http://inletbarnstormerssnowmobileclub.com/index.html

Sat Jan 21 Warren Miller's "Here, There and Everywhere" Film - It’s been 67 years since original ski film pioneer Warren Miller Entertainment picked up a camera to capture the beauty that is skiing. In this year’s film, see Warren Miller himself as he spins tales of winters past as only Warren can do, and travel across the globe to locations like Greenland, the Swiss Alps, Kicking Horse, B.C. and more. This film is made possible through the generous support of The Polar Bear Ski Club of Old Forge. Tickets: $8 Children 18 & Under

$10 Adults/$8 Adult Member. For additional information call 315-369-6411 or visit www.viewarts.org

February 2017

Fri - Sun Feb 10 - 12 McCauley Mountain Winter Carnival - On Friday enjoy a parade down Main Street in Old Forge, followed by an ice skating party. On Saturday, the coronation of the King and Queen will be held at McCauley Mountain, followed by torchlight skiing, dare-devil jumpers & fireworks. After the fireworks, the community is invited to a dance in the chalet. Please check back for a full schedule of events.

Sat Feb 11 Eagle Bay Fire Department Chili Cook-Off - The Eagle Bay Fire Department invites all local restaurants, professional and amateur cooks, and those who cook for local fire houses and organizations to enter its annual Chili Cook-Off.  Individuals, organizations and restaurants will compete to win cash prizes while fire departments vie for bragging rights and the honor of having their name engraved on a rotating trophy. Registration forms must be recieved by Saturday, February 4 to be eligible for the competition. All entries must be received at the fire house by 11 a.m. the day of the event with applicants providing their own means of keeping their entries warm. Judging will take place from  noon to 1 p.m. The public is welcome to join in the fun at a chili tasting from 1 to 5 p.m., or as long as the chili lasts.  Donation is $5 per person. Other food and refreshments will also be available for purchase throughout the day. In addition to the Chili Cook-Off, the fire department will hold an Open House. There will be a 50/50 raffle too.For rules and regulations or more information call Chief Shane Beach at (315) 390-4006 or Adleor Brighamat (315) 617-2351.

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.

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/

 

March 2017

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!

April 2017

May 2017

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.

 

June 2017

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.

 

July 2017

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.

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 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/

 

August 2017

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.

 

September 2017

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 ccard@viewarts.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.

 

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