SUMMER IS HERE!
As the summer of 2012 begins to heat up, so have the activities here at the Adirondack Folk School. We are getting into the “good stuff” folks and are looking forward to you being a part of our third season of exciting classes, special programs, events and musical performances. Here are just a few of the many special programs and events coming up in the next few weeks:
You are INVITED to the Adirondack Folk School Festival & Annual Members Meeting on July 7th!!
From 11:00 am to 3:00 pm, to be held here at AFS – 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
The Folk School Festival begins with the celebration of the arts, crafts and culture of the Adirondacks. It will highlight regional artisans and AFS instructors demonstrating their traditional crafts. Some of the artisans will be selling their crafts throughout the day. There will be demonstrations of weaving and spinning, gourd decorating, fly fishing, tinsmithing, blacksmithing, wood carving and more.
Come and bring your family to the Folk School Festival where their hands, hearts and minds will be inspired to keep the arts, crafts and customs of the Adirondacks alive.
Admission and refreshments are free.
If you are already a member, please start your party by attending our annual membership meeting at 10:00 am. If you are not a member yet, or need to renew your membership, please consider supporting AFS. Our members, students and donors are all very important and help us continue to enrich our community and nurture the idea of life-long learning in the Adirondack traditions.
So, please mark your calendar. We hope to see you and share all that is new at the school.
UPCOMING SATURDAY EVENING PROGRAMS: SAVE THE DATES!
More to Come!
The Feeder Canal & Its Amazing History - Jeannie Williams, Executive Director of the Feeder Canal Alliance
July 14th – Saturday
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The Feeder Canal provides water from the Hudson River to the Champlain Canal, and from the early 1800s until 1928 provided a means of transportation by canal boats for people and goods. The bounty of the North Country – lumber, lime, marble, paper, clay, apples and potatoes – was shipped to New York City and southern markets from Queensbury, Glens Falls, Hudson Falls and Kingsbury. Come hear about the history of the canal and how it became an important economic engine for the Adirondacks.
Admission is free but donations are always welcome
Logging in the Adirondacks – Dick Nason
July 21st – Saturday
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Dick is a walking library of knowledge when it comes to the early days of logging and the paper industry that helped shape the Adirondacks. Dick brings alive his presentation of historic pictures, films and knowledge of the river drives. Afterwards, you can enjoy roasting marshmallows at our fire ring and walk down to the river overlooking the Rockwell Falls and sense what life must have been like for the river men who floated their logs down to the mills in Glens Falls. You won’t want to miss this presentation.
Admission is free but donations are always welcome.