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April 2015 | May 2015 | June 2015

July 2015 | August 2015 | September 2015

 

Ongoing   Mission Boutique - Closed until May 1. 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.

Ongoing until May 16  "Mountains and Roots" Poetry and Illustration Exhibit - For additional information please call 315-369-6008 or visit www.oldforgelibrary.org

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May 2015

Wed May 6 Community Pride Day - Join in with your neighbors to clean up the roadsides and prepare for the beauty of the emerging spring greenery.  Sponsored by the Central Adirondack Association.  Phone 315-369-6983 for an assignment on the map for the Town of Webb and order your participation t-shirt size. Your t-shirt and lunch are provided free of charge.

Fri - Sun May 15 - 17  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.

Wed  May 20  Open Mic Night - Old Forge Library. 7:00pm. The Library will host an Open Mic Night for Writers in a coffeehouse setting. Featured Reader and Emcee will be Cheryl Pula. A native of New York Mills, Cheryl is a retired reference librarian, lecturer and history buff. She is the author of six compelling novels in The 8th Air Force Series and several historical nonfiction books. 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 in advance if possible, but walk-ins are always welcome. These readings are held to inspire writers and create opportunities for regional writers to meet. An additional Open Mic Night is planned for the summer. For additional information, please call 31-369-6008 or visit www.oldforgelibrary.org

Fri May 22 Meet Me at the Gazebo - Old Forge Library. 5:00pm The public is invited to enjoy live music in the Gazebo from 5-6 p.m. Bring your own blanket or chair. Jim and Bonnie Tracy will perform. They have been playing music together since 1979 and enjoy performing traditional music, old time country, piedmont blues and folk revival music from the 1960s. Nick Piccininni will perform on June 26. A master of the five-string banjo, Nick will sing many of his 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. For additional information, please call 31-369-6008 or visit www.oldforgelibrary.org

Fri & Sat  May 22 & 23   Memorial Day Sale at the Goodsell Museum - Gently used items for sale to benefit the Goodsell Museum Fuel Fund. 9am - 3pm. For more information please call 315-369-3838 or email towebbhistorical@gmail.com.

Fri-Sun May 22-24 Memorial Day Weekend Celebration - Memorial Day weekend in Old Forge is full of activities with the Red, White and Blue Spring Into Summer Family Festival. In addition to the annual community-wide garage sales, Old Forge will feature Sidewalk Sales, discounts on lodging and food, family-fun activities at Hiltebrant Recreation Center, a Family Fishing Derby, concerts, fireworks, Utica ZooMobile, theme train trips, and.. could there be more? YES! Everything to keep families active and laughing from Friday eve through Sunday, even in the event of an occasional spring shower. Monday is reserved for the observance of Memorial Day, to remember and honor our fallen military heroes. For more details, contact the Old Forge Visitors Information Center at 315-369-6983 or OldForgeNY.com

Fri-Sun May 22 - 24  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!

Sat May 23 15th 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.

Sat May 23  Old Forge Library Book Sale  - 11:00am - 3:00pm. In conjunction with the Town-wide garage sales, the Friends will hold a Book Sale. There will be a large selection of used children’s books and adult paperbacks for sale at reasonable prices. For additional information, please call 31-369-6008 or visit www.oldforgelibrary.org

Sat May 23  Ventriloquist, Comedian, Singer & Sylvia Markson-Fletcher - 7PM at View. Presented by MAC's Safe Ride and View. World renowned professional Ventriloquist, Comedian, Singer, Sylvia Markson-Fletcher will dazzle you with her amazing talent, lively unforgettable characters, inanimate objects, and voice illusions that will lure audiences into her magic world. Fun for the whole family! Tickets $10. Click here for ticket information or call 315-369-6411..

Sun May 24 Fulton Chain Gang on the Old Forge Lakefront - 5pm. The Fulton Chain Gang blends modern country with some classics and southern rock for a show that's enjoyable for all ages. From the top notch entertainers to the high quality sound and lights this band has it covered.

Mon May 25  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.

Tue May 26 - Fri June 30  "Rome Art Association" Art Exhibit - The Library will host the “Rome Art Association” Art Exhibit. It will be on display at the Library from May 26 – June 30. The Exhibit Opening Reception will be held on Friday June 5 from 5:00 -7:00 p.m. It will provide a great opportunity to meet and talk with the artists and visit with other community members. Light refreshments will be served. The Rome Art Association was founded in 1958. Its mission is to promote and encourage the talents and abilities of its members, to stimulate public interest in and appreciation of the fine arts and to encourage the development of facilities in Rome and the surrounding areas for these purposes. For additional information, please call 31-369-6008 or visit www.oldforgelibrary.org

Sat May 30 Swamp Drivers at Point Park - 3pm.  Swamp Drivers are four professional musicians with Redneck ingenuity that make high energy music with unique instruments like no other band in the USA.

 

June 2015

Fri - Sun June 5 - 7 Adirondack Camp and Leisure Show - The Adirondack Camp and Leisure Show 2015 is a showcase of services and products offered by vendors inside the Adirondack Park.   It has a little bit of everything for the camp owner or potential camp owner.  Our vendors are experienced with doing business in Adirondack Park and know what it takes to provide goods and services in our beloved Adirondacks! For additional information please visit www.adkcampandleisure.com or call 315-369-3233

Fri & Sat June 19 & 20   18th Annual Father's Day Weekend Antique & Car Show - Friday evening parade at 7pm, on 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.

Sun  June 21  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.

Tue June 23 Adirondack Outlaws - Old Forge Library. 7:00 pm. Author Niki Kourofsky will take listeners on a rip-roaring ride through Adirondack History. She’ll introduce you to a cast of infamous scofflaws from her book “Adirondack Outlaws.” These characters lend a new meaning to “Forever Wild!” For additional information, please call 31-369-6008 or visit www.oldforgelibrary.org

Fri June 26 - Mon Oct 12   McCauley Mountain Scenic Chairlift Opens - Closed Tuesdays. Enjoy the incredibly beautiful view of the historic Fulton Chain of Lakes as it stretches to the east with the line of High Peaks rising beyond. On a clear day, Whiteface Mountain and Mount Marcy are visible on the horizon. Gray Lake lies to the north between McCauley Mountain and the village of Old Forge. Riding the chair lift allows you and your family to view the mountain scenery, magnificent foliage and gorgeous views without the strenuous hike. During the fall you can witness nature’s amazing show as the colors of the Adirondacks change. Pack a lunch for a picnic at the top and watch the deer as they wander in and out of the trees. Enjoy the tranquil beauty that is distinctly found in the center of the Adirondack Mountains.

Fri June 26 Meet Me at the Gazebo - Old Forge Library. 5:00pm The public is invited to enjoy live music in the Gazebo from 5-6 p.m. Bring your own blanket or chair. Nick Piccininni will perform. A master of the five-string banjo, Nick will sing many of his 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. For additional information, please call 31-369-6008 or visit www.oldforgelibrary.org

Fri June 26 - Oct 9 Old Forge Farmer's Market - Our 8th Market Season will start on June 26, 2015 and run 16 weeks through October 9 . The market will be open again this year from 1:00 – 5:00 pm at the market location behind 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. The Old Forge Farmers Market is the Central Adirondack’s Friday place to be. Be sure to stop and say hello to our wonderful market managers Reed & Barbara Proper. For more information call 315-369-3353 or visit http://cap-21.org/

Sat June 27 New York SUPfest (Stand Up Paddleboard) - Moutainman Outdoor Supply Company is pleased to present the New York SUP (Stand Up Paddleboard) Festival! This day-long event features activities for everyone in the family, no matter their level of experience on a SUP. There are family-friendly aces, clinics, demos, food, fun and more! Dealer representatives and Mountainman staff will be on hand to answer your questions about the fastest growing paddlesport in the country. Paddling a SUP is easy and fun, for everyone from kids to seniors! So mark your calendar and come join us for a day of fun SUPing in Old Forge. For additional information visit http://www.mountainmanoutdoors.com/supfest.html

Sun June 28 - Sept 6 Summer Concert Series - Free concerts every Sunday at 7pm thru Sept. 6, 2015 at the Old Forge Lakefront. Bring a chair or blank  Sponsored by the Town of Webb.

Tue June 30 “Seeing the “49” in a Cessna 172” - Old Forge Library. 7:00 pm. Local businessman Mike Mitchell will give a talk on his travels to Alaska for work and pleasure over the last 20 years. For additional information, please call 31-369-6008 or visit www.oldforgelibrary.org

 

 

July 2015

 

Thu July 2 - July 30  "Every Hero has a Story" Summer Reading Program - Old Forge Library. Every Thursday from 12:00pm-1:00pm. Get ready for an exciting summer reading program as the Old Forge Library sponsors “Every Hero has a Story.” Don’t miss this timely way to encourage your child to continue reading throughout the summer! On each Thursday in July from Noon-1:00 p.m. there will be a variety of activities for children pre-K and up (K & younger must be accompanied with a parent). Kick off and registration will be held on July 2. For additional information, please call 31-369-6008 or visit www.oldforgelibrary.org

Sat 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 4  Forge Festival of Arts and Crafts - 9AM to 6PM. View, Old Forge, NY. Held in the Adirondack Bank parking lot on State Route 28. Enjoy fine arts and crafts from over 55 vendors in an outdoor venue.  Sponsored by Adirondack Bank. Find more information at (315) 369-6411, info@viewarts.org, or www.viewarts.org

Tues July 7 Lecture: Moss Lake Camp for Girls with Geof Longstaff - 7pm at Big Moose Community Chapel. For more information please call 315-369-3838 or email towebbhistorical@gmail.com.

Wed July 8 Walking Tour of Moss Lake - 9:00am. The group will leave the Moss Lake Trailhead on the Big Moose Road rain or shine and circle the entire lake with a tour guide There is no fee. Donations are welcome! For more information please call 315-369-3838 or email towebbhistorical@gmail.com.

Fri July 10 View Gala - Join us for our annual Gala. This year's theme is "Go Greek". Dinner will be catered by Michael's Restaurant in Waterville. After dinner enjoy Port & cigars in The Keir Weimer Team of Select Sotheby's International Realty Tent. Music & dancing with DJ Cory Cobane. Find more information at (315) 369-6411, info@viewarts.org, or www.viewarts.org

Sat  July 11   Town of Webb Historical Association Benefit Auction - Preview at 10am and bidding starts at 11am. June DeLair of Constableville Auction House will be the auctioneer. Something for everyone .For more information please call 315-369-3838 or email towebbhistorical@gmail.com.

Sat July 11   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. Click here for additional information.

Sat & Sun July 11 & 12 Old Forge Home Show - Held at the Hiltebrant Recreation Center. Destined to attract home décor, contractor and design businesses throughout the Adirondack region in New York, The Old Forge Home Show is honored to announce that the fabulous Beekman Boys, renowned celebrities of cooking and home décor television, will attend the event. The show will run from 10 am-5 pm on Saturday, July 11th, and 10 am -3 pm on Sunday July 12th. The Beekman Boys will speak to the audience Saturday morning. For additional information please call 315-527-5957 or visit the website www.oldforgehomeshow.com

Tues July 14  Lecture: History of Eagle Bay by Richard Williams - 7pm. Big Moose Community Chapel. For more information please call 315-369-3838 or email towebbhistorical@gmail.com.

Thurs July 16 Mini Golf Tournament - Nutty Putty Golf. Sponsored by the Town of Webb Historical Association. For more information please call 315-369-3838 or email towebbhistorical@gmail.com.

Sun July 19  Motorcycle Ride For Kids 2015 - Ride travels through scenic countryside, with police escort, to quaint mountain village of Old Forge for the CELEBRATION OF LIFE, individual and chapter/club awards presentation and festivities. Event benefits the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation.  Click here for more information.

Tues July 21 Lecture: Big Moose Landing - 7pm. Big Moose Community Chapel. For more information please call 315-369-3838 or email towebbhistorical@gmail.com.

Thurs July 23 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. "The Secret Garden Tour allows the public to take in the beauty of some fantastic but hidden flower and vegetable gardens in our area," said deCamp.  For my information visit viewarts.org or call 315-369-6411

Sat & Sun July 25 & 26 41st Annual Old Forge Antiques & Vintage Show & Sale- Hiltebrant Recreation Center. Over 60 dealers. Saturday 10am - 5pm. Sunday 10am - 4pm. Admission $6 (One admission is good for both days.) For more information or to participate in the the event, Contact: Helene McAleese, Antique Show Chairman 800-365-5217, mcaleeseh@aol.com. Click here for additional information.

Tues July 28 Lecture: There's More to Adirondack Architecture than Great Camps by Steven Engelhart - 7pm. Big Moose Community Chapel. For more information please call 315-369-3838 or email towebbhistorical@gmail.com.

Fri - Sun July 31st - Aug 2 Gun Show & Adirondack Expo - The NEACA Old Forge Gun Show will be held on Friday July 31st through August 2nd. The Gun Show is held at the Hiltebrant Recreation Center and hosted by NEACA inc of New York. All Federal, state and local firearm ordinances and laws must be obeyed. Special preview for members only on Friday, July 31st from 4pm-8pm. Regular hours are Saturday 9am-5pm and Sunday 9am - 3pm. Admission $7 Adults. Children 14 & Under Free. Seniors $6. For more information visit: http://neaca.com/docs/Old-Forge-Gun-Show-Flyer-August-2015.pdf

 

August 2015

Wed Aug 5 Walking Tour of Moss Lake - 9:00am. The group will leave the Moss Lake Trailhead on the Big Moose Road rain or shine and circle the entire lake with a tour guide There is no fee. Donations are welcome! For more information please call 315-369-3838 or email towebbhistorical@gmail.com.

Aug 8 - Oct 5  Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolors - The Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolors features aqua media works on paper from many of the best living painters in North America.  It has been ranked one of the ten best competitive watercolor exhibitions in the country by The Artist’s Magazine and has received many endorsements and accolades. Come and revel in the breathtaking work that has been selected for this highly competitive watercolor exhibition.  Opening Reception August 7th. For additional information please call 315-369-6411, or visit www.ViewArts.org, Info@ViewArts.org

Sat Aug 15 House Tour by Boat - Twenty party barges will depart at 10 a.m. from the Old Forge Lakefront on Saturday, Aug. 15, 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. The tour will take place rain or shine, and there is limited availability in order to have or ample time to visit  each camp. Advanced registration is required to participate. The cost is $60 or $50 for members of View. Proceeds benefit View, the arts center in Old Forge. For my information visit viewarts.org or call 315-369-6411

Sat Aug 15 Ghost Walk - TBD. For more information please call 315-369-3838 or email towebbhistorical@gmail.com.

Sun Aug 16 Old Forge Triathlon - Competitive event for swimming, biking and running through Adirondack mountains and lakes. Start and finish on the lakefront at Old Forge Pond. Sponsored by the Enchanted Forest/Water Safari.  For additional information visit the website ATCEndurance.com.

Sun Aug 23 - Sat Aug 29 Cycle Adirondacks - Cycle Adirondacks is an annual road-bike tour through the Adirondack Park. It debuts August 23-29, 2015 with 3-day, 4-day and full week route options. For more information and to registration visit www.cycleadirondacks.com

 

September 2015

Sun Sept 7  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 cal l315-369-3353 or visit http://cap-21.org/ or visit www.cap-21.org for additional information.

Sun Sept 7 Labor Day Weekend Celebration - Music, Automobile Raffle & Fireworks over the Old Forge Pond. Please call 315-369-6983 for additional information.

Fri- Sun Sept 11-13   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. For more information call 518-891-2744.

Sat & Sun Sept 12 & 13   Rustic Furniture Fair -  Held at the Adirondack Museum in Blue Mountain Lake. 10am to 5pm. Visit the museum during this festival weekend and you'll see unique interpretations of classic and contemporary rustic art presented in handcrafted furniture, furnishings, and Adirondack paintings. Renowned artisans from all over the United States will showcase and sell their one-of-a-kind creations during the event, discuss custom-made pieces, and answer your questions about their work. As you stroll the grounds amidst the spectacular fall foliage, you can watch demonstrations by artists at work, enjoy live musical performances, and explore all the museum galleries, including Bull Cottage, home to some of the museum's renowned collection of rustic furniture and furnishings. For tickets and additional information visit http://www.adkmuseum.org/exhibits_and_events/special_events/detail/?id=357

Fri & Sat Sept 18 & 19   Firefighters Drill School -  Sponsored by the Old Forge Fire Department, Phone 315-369-3424 or e-mail oldforgefd@frontiernet.net with any questions.

Sat Sept 19 Paddle for the Cure - Enjoy a leisurely 2-mile paddle on the Moose River beginning at Mountainman Outdoor Supply Company in Old Forge, NY. Either canoe or kayak - bring your own or rent one there. Proceeds benefit the Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund of CNY and support grants awarded to Upstate Medical University for breast cancer research. Pre-registration $25, Day-of-Event $30. For additional information, visit http://www.mountainmanoutdoors.com/paddle-for-the-cure.html

Sun Sept 20   Big Bucks Drawing -  Sponsored by the Old Forge Fire Department.

Fri - Sun Sept 18 - 20 ADK MusicFest A Celebration of American Music - Music in the mountains, View arts Center has created a weekend of music that you will not want to miss. This celebration of American music begins Friday night at 7pm with a performance by Dave Bennett & The Memphis Speed Kings. Danny Sinoff and his Jazz Trio, Sat 7 pm, Sunday Gospel service 8am followed by a Sunday Jazz Jam Brunch with live music. For my information visit viewarts.org or call 315-369-6411

 

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