Wacky Winter Wonderland Week comes to Long Lake

LONG LAKE - Beginning on Monday, Feb. 15 Long Lake will partner with local cultural resources, including the Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney Long Lake Library, the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts and local businesses to host its inaugural Winter Wacky Wonderland Week.

Activities and events will take place throughout the entire week until Friday, Feb. 19.

"With the backdrop of Winter in Long Lake, we hope this event will become an annual event," said Alexandra Roalsvig, Long Lake director of tourism.

To kick off the week, a bus to Big Tupper will depart the Town Hall at 10 a.m. Call 624-3077 to register, the bus needs a minimum of ten to travel.

"The bus is a community bus and taking advantage of it is a great way to go green, and keep congestion off our roads," said Roalsvig.

The Long Lake Winter Olympics will begin on Feb. 16 at the Mt. Sabattis Recreation Center with sledding, skating, cross country skiing and snowshoe races. The event commences with a torch lighting ceremony at 1 p.m. and medal ceremonies will take place after the events.

The Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney Long Lake Library and the Town of Long Lake will sponsor a Polymer Clay Workshop for children 10 and older on Feb. 17. Please call 624-3825 to register. At 1 p.m. the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts will sponsor "Think Outside the Snowball" at Mt. Sabattis. Kids and adults are invited to build snow monsters, snow dogs or any kind of snow creation.

The week of festivities will feature an Hors D'Oeuvres Tour on Feb. 18. Starting at 5 p.m. participants travel to various restaurants to ample a special selection of appetizers. Judging cards will be handed out to guests to select a "People's Choice" and "celebrity" judges will be sampling and voting on their selection for "Judges Choice", using criteria including presentation, variety, innovation, impression of taste, and the overall experience ensuring every component in the dish enhances the overall culinary experience. The tour will visit in order, The Cellar, The Adirondack Hotel, The Owl's Head Pub & Long Lake Diner, and Quackenbush's Long View Lodge.

The festival will conclude with a free Hip Hop Dance workshop with Anton Briones will be offered on Feb. 19 from 1 - 4 p.m. at the Town Hall and the Winter Ice Dance will begin at 7 p.m. with DJ Glen LaBlanc.

For more information on events, visit www.longlake-ny.com.

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