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Old Forge New York Spring Get-a-Way Specials Old Forge New York Spring Calendar of Events
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No matter what the season, Old Forge, New York has something for everyone!

 

Mon Aug 4   Kinderwood Golf Tournament - Held at the Thendara Golf Club.  Cost is $85 for golf & dinner or $35 for dinner only. For additional information, please contact Sharon Finkle-Kleps at phone (315) 369-3105 or email skleps@roadrunner.com.  

Tue Aug 5 Susan Trump Concert  7:30 pm. Americana in song. Susan’s magic stems from her ability to link the pastoral, tranquil images of traditional rural America to our contemporary life. Her songs touch the heart, recall the past, and inspire the times ahead. Her sense of humor always adds a fresh touch to her performances, combined with her outstanding artistry on the mountain dulcimer, guitar, banjo, and fretless banjo. For more information, please call the Old Forge Library at 315-369-6008 or visit www.oldforgelibrary.org

Tues August 5   Lecture on the Lawn: The Forge House 1870-1924 - Under the BIG pine tree on the point adjacent to the Forge Motel. 2:30pm  The story of The Forge House from the beginning to the fire that destroyed it, presented by Charlie Herr, whose ambition it is to uncover local and regional Fulton Chain history prior to 1930 and little covered histories of the region which he hopes to compile into a book someday.  Bring a chair or blanket.  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 August 5  The War of 1812 -  Lecture. Big Moose Community Chapel. 7pm. More military action occurred during the War of 1812 in New York State than in any other war. Historian Richard Williams will present the chronology of the war in and around New York State. This includes the major land battles, activity on Lakes Erie and Ontario, military leaders and problems with coordination and supply. 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 . There is no fee. Donations are welcome!

Tues Aug 5   Man of La Mancha - 7:30 p.m. View, Old Forge, NY. A Pendragon Theatre musical with book by Dale Wasserman, lyrics by Joe Darion and music by Mitch Leigh. Inspired by Cervantes’ masterpiece Don Quixote, it tells the story of the “mad” knight, Don Quixote, as a play within a play, performed by Cervantes and his fellow prisoners as he awaits a hearing with the Spanish Inquisition. The original 1965 Broadway production won five Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The principal song, “The Impossible Dream”, has become a standard. Tickets $20/$18 with Family Pricing. Find more information at (315) 369-6411 ext. 0, info@viewarts.org, or www.viewarts.org

Wed Aug 6  Moss Lake Walking Tour with Geof Longstaff - 9:30am. The group will leave the Moss Lake Trailhead on the Big Moose Road at 9:30am rain or shine and circle the entire lake with tour guide Geof Longstaff, who is the son of George Longstaff, former owner of the Moss Lake Camp for Girls. Mr. Longstaff will give the locations of former Moss Lake Camp buildings and relate the history of the camp. The walk is free of charge, donations are appreciated. The tour is limited to 30 individuals and should last about 2 ½ hours. Call 315-369-3838 for directions and to reserve your spot.

Thu Aug 7 Russian Olympic Experience & Culture 7:30 p.m. Paul Van Slyke will give a Power­Point presentation on his experiences at the 2014 Winter Olympics including the alpine venue/courses, the Olympic facility, security, the cultural experience and the people. Van Slyke (Big Moose Lake & Lake Placid) has been in­volved in alpine skiing for most of his life. He has provided leadership for the United States Ski Association within its volunteer ranks for more than 20 years. In this capacity, he has had the opportunity to officiate throughout the world at numerous Alpine World Cup competitions and recently at the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi Russia. For more information, please call the Old Forge Library at 315-369-6008 or visit www.oldforgelibrary.org

Fri Aug 8   Grease: The Movie Experience  Strand Theatre, Old Forge. 7pm  Remember those summer nights? Remember the simpler times at Rydell High with burgers and shakes at the Frosty? Join the Arts Center crew along with Danny, Sandy, and the rest of the gang for a night of summer loving, poodle skirts and too much hair gel at Grease: The Film Experience! It will be a night of audience participation, singing and dancing that you will never forget!  

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.  For additional information please call 315-369-6411, or visit www.ViewArts.org, Info@ViewArts.org

Sat Aug 9 to Sun Aug 17   View’s Annual Tennis Classic - View, Old Forge, Ny A tennis tournament played at various private tennis courts throughout the area. $65 for singles/$95 for doubles. Played over the course of two weekends. Find more information at (315) 369-6411 ext. 0, info@viewarts.org, or www.viewarts.org

Sun Aug 10  Library BASH  The Friends of the Library Bash’s theme this year will be “Celebrating the 100th.” Compli­mentary wine glasses will reflect the Celebration. BASH Raffle items, from artists and crafts persons and local businesses, will be put on display the First week of July. The items will be available for inspection through July to August 10 from 4 to 5:45 p.m., when they will be raffled off at the Bash. Raffle Tickets are $2 each/6 for $10. In addition to the raffle there are games and door prizes. A donation of $15 is requested for admission. The Friends have begun lining up donations of finger foods, wine and other goodies to be served at the BASH. We look forward to seeing you for good food and beverages and great company. For more information, please call the Old Forge Library at 315-369-6008 or visit www.oldforgelibrary.org

Mon Aug 11   An American Tragedy Glimmerglass Bus Trip. Show at 1:30 p.m. Motor Coach bus departs 9:15 a.m. to Glimmerglass in Cooperstown. Includes lunch from Mountainside Grill and a level II ticket.  Tickets $135, limited quantity. Find more information at (315) 369-6411 ext. 0, info@viewarts.org, or www.viewarts.org.

Tues Aug 12  Lecture on the Lawn: Moss Lake Camp for Girls - Goodsell Museum. 2:30pm. Geoffrey Longstaff will present a photographic tour of Moss Lake Camp for Girls. Geof grew up at Moss Lake and takes us on a sentimental journey of camp life. Get the walking tour without the walk! 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

Tue Aug 12 Classical Guitar Concert with Peter Fletcher  Classic Guitar Virtuoso Peter Fletcher will perform at the Library at 7:30 p.m. You will be en­tertained with music that spans centuries and continents. Peter is acclaimed as a “superbly sensitive performer,” a “fantastic guitarist,” and “plays with a gracious virtuosity that makes musical poetry.” Fletcher began playing guitar at age 7 and made his formal debut at age 15. For more information, please call the Old Forge Library at 315-369-6008 or visit www.oldforgelibrary.org

Wed Aug 13 Coffeehouse Open Mic Night 7:30 p.m. Writers, aspiring writers and members of the public are invited to share and read from their own work or to come and enjoy readings by others. Featured Reader and Emcee will be Paula Alida Roy. If you plan on participating in Open Mic Night, please call the Library at 369-6008 ahead of time so we may plan accordingly, but walk-ins are also welcome. These readings are held to inspire writers and create opportunities for regional writers to meet. For more information, please call the Old Forge Library at 315-369-6008 or visit www.oldforgelibrary.org

Wed Aug 13 The Little Prince - 11 a.m. View, Old Forge, NY. A Pendragon Theater play. Family fun series. Stuck, thirsty and alone, a pilot stranded in the Sahara Desert meets an enigmatic, charismatic young prince fallen from the sky who regales him with tales of life among the stars: tales with earthly importance. Pricing and information at (315) 369-6411 ext. 0, www.viewarts.org, info@viewarts.org

Thur Aug 14  Lecture on the Lawn: Haunted Old Forge & Wicked Adirondacks - Goodsell Museum. 2:30pm. Dennis Webster will chat about the ghost investigation at the Goodsell Museum. Is Goodsell haunted? He will also tell stories from his book Wicked Adirondacks. From Nat Foster to Robert Garrow, we will explore the wicked deeds and sinister characters hidden among the Adirondacks’ peaks. Signed copies of his book will be available to purchase. 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 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

Sat Aug 16   Tennis Classic Cocktail Party - 5PM View, Old Forge, Ny In View’s Courtyard, Pricing TBD. 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

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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