Adirondack Week 2015 Schedule

Adirondack Week 2015

May 10-14

Sunday, May 10

10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Student Hike to Tenant Creek Falls

A moderate hike to Tenant Creek Falls, located north of Sacandaga Lake. The three-mile round trip hike features three picturesque waterfalls along the way.

Transportation and boxed lunches will be provided. Vans will leave from Old Chapel Circle at 10:00 a.m.

Registration deadline: Thursday, May 7, 2015


Monday, May 11, 2015

5:00 – 5:50 p.m.

Adirondack Week Kick Off Event: Taylor Time! Concert featuring artists in residence Ricochet Duo

Ricochet Duo will perform Hilary Tann’s piece Solstice.

Emerson Hall in Taylor Music Center

6:30 p.m.

Dinner and Discussion lecture series: “State of the Adirondack Park, 2015” with Professor Phil Terrie

An outline and discussion of the environmental, political, social and economic opportunities and threats facing the Adirondacks today.

Old Chapel

Light refreshments will be provided.


Tuesday, May 12

4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Guided Walk through the Reist Sanctuary

Walk led by the Hudson-Mohawk Bird Club.

Entrance to Reist Sanctuary (Kelly Adirondack Center)

Shuttles will be provided from Old Chapel Circle every half-hour starting at 3:00 p.m.

5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Adirondack Photographer Exhibition and Presentation

An exhibition opening featuring Mark Bowie’s work and his multimedia presentation, The Adirondacks: By the Light of Midnight.

Kelly Adirondack Center

Shuttles will be provided from Old Chapel Circle every half-hour starting at 3:00 p.m.


Wednesday, May 13

7:00 p.m.

Ricochet Duo Concert, The Woodswoman Project: a tribute to Anne LaBastille

Ricochet Duo’s The Woodswoman Project honors LaBastille’s tireless work as an international environmentalist, author and feminist icon, weaving together music, sound, images and light. The program celebrates the four tenets of LaBastille’s work:  water … woods … birds … silence.

The multimedia program includes stunning images by acclaimed Adirondack photographers Mark Bowie, Shaun Heffernan and Carl Heilman II alongside Adirondack-inspired music by Hilary Tann, Doug Opel, Bill Pfaff and Rain Worthington.

Followed by a post-concert reception to enjoy light refreshments with the President Stephen C. Ainlay, Mrs. Judith Gardner Ainlay and the musicians.

Free admission with a Union College ID.

GE Theatre at Proctors

Shuttles will be provided from Old Chapel Circle every 10 minutes beginning at 6:00 p.m.

Thursday, May 14

1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Adirondack Fair on Library Lawn

An informational fair about the Adirondacks featuring chain saw art, Adirondack Raptors, refreshments, live music with Dan Berggren, Peggy Lynn and Dan Duggan and more.

Front lawn of Reamer Campus Center

5:00 p.m.
Women and the Adirondacks: An Interdisciplinary Approach

A panel discussion featuring women Union College faculty and staff to discuss the importance and contributions of women to the Adirondacks across a variety of disciplines. Moderated by Jillmarie Murphy, assistant professor of English and American Literature.

Panelists and their topics:

  • Hallie Bond — Overview of women in the Adirondacks
  • Hilary Tann — Women and Adirondack music
  • Katherine Lynes –African Americans and wilderness settings/National Parks
  • Viki Brooks — Women and spirituality in the Adirondacks
  • Frances Maloy — Jeanne Robert Foster
  • Peggy Lynn — Remarkable women of the Adirondacks

Old Chapel