Looking for fun weekend plans? Check out these 7 events happening throughout the Adirondacks – trust us, you don’t want to miss them!
Photo provided by High Peaks Arts and Antiques Show
1. Travel Sketching with Pen, Ink, and a Splash of Watercolor
Friday, August 21 – Old Forge
Try out one of the best methods for quick sketching through the combination of pen and ink with watercolor added. Bill Elkins will lead this workshop that’s appropriate for all subjects and experience levels at View in Old Forge.
2. 10th Mountain Division Band Returns
Friday, August 21 – Long Lake
The 10th Mountain Division Light Infantry Band based out of Fort Drum, NY will be returning to Long Lake’s Mt. Sabattis Pavilion this Friday! These professional soldier-musicians are trained and ready to deploy anywhere in the world.
3. Traditional Paddle Making Workshop
Friday, August 21 – Blue Mountain Lake
Head to the Adirondack Museum to learn how to make your own traditional cherry paddle. This day-long workshop led by craftsman Caleb Davis will teach participants how to make a tool that people have been hand-making for centuries.
4. Summer Days & Nights Photo Tour
Saturday, August 22 – Tupper Lake
This event at The Wild Center will begin with a brief introduction followed by a full day of photography. All types of camera equipment could be used, and the group may travel to other destinations near The Wild Center depending on the weather.
5. High Peaks Arts and Antiques Show
Saturday, August 22 & Sunday, August 23 – Keene Valley
Come enjoy food and music in a relaxing mountain setting while perusing vintage Adirondack books and memorabilia, rustic furniture, collectibles, art, and unusual finds in one of the finest shows the area has to offer.
Saturday, August 22 & Sunday, August 23 – Lake Luzerne
Learn how to make this simply-shaped basket at the Adirondack Folk School! Students will be able to play with color, texture, pattern, and weaving techniques to create their own, unique basket with an instructor’s guidance.
Sunday, August 23 – Ticonderoga
One-man mini-circus performer Ned Gelfar is headlining this week’s installment of Sunday in the Park at Bicentennial Park in Ticonderoga! Gelfar employs comedy, juggling, magic, unicycling, and audience participation in his family-friendly performance.