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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!

 

Tues July 1  Loggers Among Us by Dr. Steve Bick - 7pm at Big Moose Community Chapel. A working landscape is hiding in plain sight here in the Adirondacks. Loggers supply the forest products industry with wood even as tourists and seasonal residents enjoy all the wonderful amenities the forest has to offer. Learn more about these innovative logging businesses and how they work to meet society’s demands. Free of charge, donations will be appreciated. For more information please call the Museum at 315-369-3838, visit our Goodsell Museum Facebook page or on the web at www.webbhistory.org

Fri July 4  Forge Festival of the Arts & 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 ext. 201, info@viewarts.org, or www.viewarts.org

Fri July 4  Fourth of July Celebration - Music at the Lakefront and fireworks over Old Forge Pond. Phone 315-369-6983 for additional information.

Wed July 9  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 tour is limited to 30 individuals and should last about 2 ˝ hours. Call 315-369-3838 for directions and to reserve your spot. The walk is free of charge, donations are appreciated. A repeat of this walking tour will be held August 6.

There is no fee. Donations are welcome!

Thur July 10   Postmark Cancellation - Old Forge Lake Cruise Boat Dock. 1pm. In commemoration of the 125th anniversary of President Benjamin Harrison's inauguration and the Harrison exhibit at the Goodsell Museum, the Old Forge Post Office will issue a special postmark cancellation even. President Harrison had a summer retreat here on the Fulton Chain and was instrumental in establishing the mail boat service. Postal personnel will set up a temporary post office at the Old Forge Lake Cruise boat dock at 1pm. A postal clerk will apply the postmark to any item bearing first-class postage. The Town of Webb Historical Association will offer a special envelop with a depiction of President Harrison and the hand cancellation for $5. If you cannot attend but would like an envelope you can contact the Historical Association at (315)-369-3838 or email towebbhistorical@gmail.com . .

Sat  July 12   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.

Sat  July 12   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  July 12  Duo Sonidos and Friends - Duo Sonidos brings together the talents of violinist, William Knuth (from Inlet, NY) and guitarist, Adam Levin. The duo is at the vanguard of the guitar chamber music world, forging relationships with contemporary composers with the mission of expanding the duo repertoire. Please call 315-369-6411 for additional information or visit the website ViewArts.org.

Mon  July 14  "Red" by John Logan - 7:30PM at View. A Pendragon Theater presentation. A play by American Writer John Logan about artist Mark Rothko who has just landed the biggest commission in the history of modern art, a series of murals for New York's famed Four Seasons Restaurant. In the two fascinating years that follow, Rothko works feverishly with his young assistant, Ken, in his studio on the Bowery. But when Ken gains the confidence to challenge him, Rothko faces the agonizing possibility that his crowning achievement could also become his undoing. Please call 315-369-6411 for additional information or visit the website ViewArts.org.

Tues July 15  Lecture on the Lawn: The 1928 Diary of Lottie Tuttle - Goodsell Museum. 2:30pm. Peg Masters, Town of Webb Historian, with Therese Capone, will present a unique slideshow program that illustrates life in Old Forge in 1928 from the perspective of Lottie E. Tuttle, Bay View Hotel proprietor artist, and first licensed female guide in New York State.  Free of charge, donations will be appreciated. For more information please call the Museum at 315-369-3838, visit our Goodsell Museum Facebook page, or on the web at www.webbhistory.org .

Wed July 16   Occupation: Adirondack Hermit with Roy Rehill - Lecture. Big Moose Community Chapel 7pm. A funny and inspiring peak into the world of the eccentric Adirondack hermits of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.  Employing the common traits of ingenuity, woodcraft, marksmanship, fishing skills and good humor, French Louie, Noah John Rondeau, and Old Lobb of Piseco Lake combated the hardships of living alone in the Adirondack wilderness. Hilarious stories and vintage photographs make this a talk not to be missed! For more information please call the Museum at 315-369-3838, visit our Goodsell Museum Facebook page, or on the web at www.webbhistory.org .There is no fee. Donations are welcome!

Thur July 17  Lecture on the Lawn: Preserving Adirondack History – One Story at a Time. Goodsell Museum. 2:30pm  William “Jay” O’Hern and Nancy Best will tell how their writing began with a childhood spirit of adventure, a love for Adirondack History, and an interest in writing. Jay O’Hern has written over 15 books of Adirondack stories. As a young author he interviewed residents, researched journals, diaries and letters from Adirondack natives, and uncovered the key to his writing style. Nancy Best’s family was one of the first to settle in Old Forge. Inspired by childhood memories, she has authored two cook books and one original children’s book. Copies of their books will be available for purchase. The presenters will speak 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 July 17 Mini Golf Tournament - Nutty Putty Golf. Sponsored by the Town of Webb Historical Association. 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 .

Fri   July 18  Annual View Gala Benefit: Garden View - Celebrate and support the arts by attending one of the biggest Adirondack fundraising parties of the year! Come enjoy cocktail hour, silent and live auctions, dinner, and dancing. Please call 315-369-6411 for additional information or visit the website ViewArts.org.

Sat  July 19  Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) Festival - This day-long event features activities for everyone in the family, no matter their level of experience on a SUP. There are races, clinics, demos, food, fun and more! Sponsored by Mountain Outdoor Supply Company. Click here for additional information

Sun  July 20   Adirondack Storytelling Festival - For additional information, please phone 315-369-6008 or visit the website OldForgeLibrary.org.

Mon  July 21   John McCutcheon - 7:30PM at View.  An American folk music singer and multi-instrumentalist who has produced 34 albums since the 1970s. He is regarded as a master of the hammered dulcimer, guitar, banjo, autoharp, mountain dulcimer, fiddle, and jawharp.  Please call 315-369-6411 for additional information or visit the website ViewArts.org.

Tues July 22  Big Moose a Century Ago by Peg Masters, Town of Webb Historian - Lecture. Big Moose Community Chapel, 7pm. A slideshow of vintage photographs and clippings from historic newspapers will take you on a nostalgic look of the Big Moose Lake region in 1914.  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.orgg

Wed July 23  Walking Tour, Historic Hotels on Main Street - Goodsell Museum. 10am. Sue Kiesel will take us on a stroll down Main Street, looking at historic hotel sites. The Adirondack Inn, Forest House, and the Moosehead Hotel, are examples of tourist accommodations’ in the era when hotels were abundant in the village of Old Forge. Meet at the Museum at 10am. Free of charge, donations will be appreciated. Tour space is limited so please call the Museum at 315-369-3838 for your reservation or for more information.

Wed  July 23  "Tarzan, The Musical" - 7:30PM at View.  Based on Edgar Rice Burrough's Tarzan of the Apes and the smash-hit 1999 Disney animated film, Tarzan tells the story of an infant boy orphaned on the shores of West Africa. Taken in and raised by a tribe of gorillas, the young boy strives for acceptance by his ape father while grappling with his uniqueness. When a human expedition enters their territory, Tarzan - now a man - encounters strangers like himself for the first time.  Tarzan features music and lyrics by pop icon Phil Collins, including the Grammy and Oscar winning song, You'll Be in My Heart.  Please call 315-369-6411 for additional information or visit the website ViewArts.org.

Thur July 24  Lecture on the Lawn: Railroads, Robber Barons & Great Camps - Chuck and Meg Higgerson. Goodsell Museum. 2:30pm. In the late 19th century the wealthiest families in the world enjoyed the Adirondacks as a destination for their private retreats. This illustrated talk will highlight their background; how/why they came here and show a handful of the earliest, most spectacular rustic amps still in existence. 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.orggg .

Thur July 24 Secret Garden Tour - 9:30 AM View, Old Forge, NY Reservations Required, $25/$20 Members Tour rarely-viewed gardens in Old Forge and the surrounding areas. Find more information at (315) 369-6411 ext. 0, info@viewarts.orgg, or www.viewarts.org

Fri  July 25   An Evening with the Symphony - Held under the tent in Arrowhead Park featuring the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra.  This exceptional orchestra has close ties to the Eastman School of Music.  Sponsored by the Fulton Chain of Lakes Performing Arts Council.

Sat  July 26   Model Airplane Show - The Mountain R/C Modelers of Old Forge New York (AMA Charter 3688) presents the 13th Annual Fly-In and Fun-Fly from 9am to 4pm.  The event is held at the airfield at the end of North Street with an air show at 1pm.  AMA membership required to fly.  All are welcome, admission is free.  Food and soda available. For additional information, please contact Contest Director Walt Throne at phone 315-559-8826.

Sat July 26 Nick Ziobro A Lot Of Livin’ To Do - 7: 30 p.m. A dynamic new voice in the world of classic American standards, 17 year-old Nick Ziobro, who recently performed at the famous Birdland, was the winner of the 2012 Great American Songbook Vocal Competition. The native of upstate (Manlius/Old Forge) New York made his New York City debut at Loews Regency onstage with Michael Feinstein and Marilyn Maye. The New York Times compared him to Michael Bublé.  Ziobro’s other performances include the Pasadena Pops with Marvin Hamlisch. He has performed alongside Barry Manilow, Andrea McArdle, and Clay Aiken. Pricing and information at (315) 369-6411 ext. 0, www.viewarts.org, info@viewarts.org

Sat & Sun  July 26 & 27  40th Annual Old Forge Antiques and Vintage Show & Sale - Early buy hours between 8 and 10 a.m. Admission $20 (coupon does not apply). Regular show, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission $6 (one admission is good for both days.) Featuring 60+ dealers, food and beverages available. To benefit View. Please call 315-369-6411 for additional information or visit the website ViewArts.org

Tues July 29   Lecture on the Lawn: When Men and Mountains Meet: Stories of Hope and Despair in the Adirondack Wilderness after the American Revolution  - Goodsell Museum. 2:30pm.  Presenter Glen Pearsall will tell the story of the “forgotten history” of the Adirondacks, stories of enterprise that began with great optimism only to end in despondency and human tragedy. He will cover such personalities as John Brown and son-in-law Charles Hereshoff, as well as those of Napoleon Bonaparte and his brother Joseph. . 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.orgg .

Wed July 30   As You Like It - 7 p.m. View, Old Forge, NY. Shakespeare in the Adirondack Park. Free. Bring a chair for the courtyard. Sponsored by The Town of Webb. Find more information at (315) 369-6411 ext. 0, info@viewarts.org, or www.viewarts.org.

Thur July 31  Wide Variety – 7 p.m. View, Old Forge, NY. Wide Variety is New Jersey’s premiere a cappella (pure vocals, no instruments) group who love to entertain together. It is evident that their long friendship has enhanced their rich sounds and stage chemistry. They take the best of R&B, rock & roll, and popular standards and add their own blend of vocal harmonies (and slightly dysfunctional personalities) to deliver a truly unique entertainment experience. Donations Welcome. Sponsored by Central Adirondack Association and Community Bank. Find more information at (315) 369-6411 ext. 0, info@viewarts.orgg, or www.viewarts.org.

Thur July 31   Lecture on the Lawn: President Harrison’s Guideboat - Goodsell Museum. 2:30pm  Ted Comstock, Adirondack historian, former curator, and current “small” boat appraiser at the Adirondack Museum, will speak about President Benjamin Harrison’s church boat the “Resaca” and his guideboat the “Elsa”.  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.orgg

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