This weekend might be a good one to visit Adirondack Experience, The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake for some artistic fun going on! See what other events are happening in the Adirondacks, and find out about new businesses coming to Saranac Lake and Ticonderoga.
Comedy, Captain Kirk & More Cool Events Going On Around the ADK
Here’s what’s coming up:
- Utica Zoomobile at Speculator Pavilion: July 15
- Comedy for a Cause with Completely Stranded: July 15
- Captain Kirk Returns to Ticonderoga: July 15 – 17
- Adirondack Plein Air Festival at Adirondack Experience: July 16
- E-town Day: July 16
- Turtle Trot in Massena: July 16
- 15th Annual Ride to Remember in Morrisonville: July 16
- Indian Lake Poker Paddle: July 16
- Ride for the River in Wilmington: July 17
- Long Lake Amazing Road Race Rally: July 20
- Third Thursday Art Walks: July 21
Museum & Business News to Know Around the Park
New Climate Exhibition Up at The Wild Center
Climate Solutions is open to the public at The Wild Center in Tupper Lake as of July 7. The interactive exhibition includes elements like a magnetic mural on renewable energy and a telephone wall that plays the voices of those engaged with climate solutions.
“Climate Solutions is more than interactive displays and immersive experiences,” Charlie Reinersten, Exhibit Developer and Program Manager, said in a statement. “It is an invitation to be a part of a growing community of people who are shaping the future of life on Earth.”
A New Children’s Museum is Coming to Saranac Lake
Play ADK has partnered up with Phinney Design Group to begin the first phase of constructing a children’s museum and family resource center in downtown Saranac Lake, reports Adirondack Almanack. Phase 1 involves laying out the scope of the work, and acquiring permits and related requirements. Play ADK plans to unveil more details to the public this fall.
Play ADK is a nonprofit whose sole mission is to create a state-of-the-art children’s museum in Saranac Lake. As their name suggests, they believe in the importance of children learning and growing through play.
Ticonderoga to Welcome Lake Monster-Themed Cafe
In other business news, Champ Cafe will open in Ticonderoga this September. Much more than a restaurant, the cafe will, “offer a safe, simulating, and relaxing environment designed to be inclusive of all children and adults,” as they say on their Facebook page. The space will include sensory rooms, lake sounds, a rock wall, and more for all ages.
The name of the cafe references the Loch Ness-like monster rumored to dwell in Lake Champlain, Champ.
Two ADK Libraries Lend Out Binoculars to Birders
The Keene Valley Public Library and Saranac Lake Free Library are now loaning out backpacks stuffed with not only binoculars, but a field guide as well, to help novice birdwatchers get out there. This new initiative is part of a program created by Adirondack Land Trust called Adirondack Birding for All.
“I’ve been a dedicated bird watcher for 20 years and a sentiment I hear regularly is, ‘I would love to try birding, but I don’t have a pair of binoculars,'” Stewardship Manager of Adirondack Land Trust, Derek Rogers, said in a statement on their site. “It’s exciting to break down that barrier.”