The Art in the Adirondacks’ events calendar is a centralized resource for arts, culture and heritage tourism and covers events occurring in the following counties: St. Lawrence, Franklin, Clinton, Essex, Warren, Washington, Saratoga, Hamilton, Fulton, Herkimer, Oneida, Lewis, Montgomery and Schenectady Counties. To post your event email the specifics to: [email protected].


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Adirondack Folk School

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May 2019

Warm Weather Healthy Living with Herbs with Amy Cason. #1394-0523. 1 day.

May 23 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne,NY12846United States
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$45. – $105.

It's always great to see warm weather arrive, nevertheless it comes with its fair share of mishaps. Our warm weather chest will focus on the everyday happenings of summer such as the need for bug spray, a poison ivy pre-wash and soothing cubes for bites and stings. We will also make things for seasonal allergies, rashes and more!

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Regional Folk Legend Dan Berggren to Play Free Concert at the Adirondack Folk School

May 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne,NY12846United States
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Free

The Touba Family Foundation has given a grant to the Adirondack Folk School to provide live performances at the school during the year. These cultural events are free, and all are welcome! We’ll start the ball rolling with a concert by the beloved, amazing Dan Berggren, musician, educator, Adirondack folk singer and songwriter, on Thursday evening, May 23 at 6:00PM! Dan has been featured nationally on public radio and television. He is Adirondack born and raised but has entertained all…

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Gardens for Bees, Butterflies, Birds and Bugs with Amy Cason. #1395-0524. 1 day.

May 24 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne,NY12846United States
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$45. – $105.

Learn to use plants and herbs in your gardens and yard to attract bees, butterflies and birds including hummingbirds and songbirds. The instructor will show students what plants to use in their gardens to make it more resistant to harmful bugs by attracting beneficial bugs. Students will learn what flowers to plant to attract bees to your food plants and trees as well as provide them with the food they so vitally need. The instructor will also go over the…

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Blacksmithing: Creative Caffeine, Put Legs on It with Caitlin Morris. #1484-0524. 3 days.

May 24 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until May 26, 2019

Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne,NY12846United States
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$75. – $365.

Get a leg up on your blacksmithing skills with this introduction to joinery! This box with legs can be re-imagined in a variety of different ways (business card holder, candy dish, tiny table, functional sculpture, cell phone stand, etc.); the only limit is your imagination! Students will have the opportunity to hone their blacksmithing skills and explore ways to get over creative blocks. This class is appropriate for beginners with some experience. NOTE: Hard shoes and long pants are required…

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Square Foot Gardening with Patricia Goldberg. #1357-0525. 1 Day.

May 25 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne,NY12846United States
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$5. – $85.

Learn all about Square Foot gardening from a local gardening guru. Square Foot gardening is the practice of planning small but intensively planted gardens. It combines concepts from other organic gardening methods, including composting, closely planted raised beds and attention to a small, clearly defined area. It is a high-yield, space-saving gardening technique that allows you to extend your season. The beds are made to fit your space and are the ideal answer to maximizing your time, energy and results!…

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Build a Fairy House & a Fairy Door with Don Polunci. #1359-0525. 1/2 Day.

May 25 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne,NY12846United States
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$10. – $55.

What is a Fairy House? It's a small dwelling that is made from things you find in nature. Twigs, bark, pine cones, leaves, stones, acorns, flowers and many other objects make perfect building materials. In this class you will construct and decorate a fairy house which can be placed on your porch, in a garden or inside your home. Students will also make a Fairy Door which is all the rage in Ireland! Please feel free to bring your own…

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Trellises for the Garden with Bonnie Gale. #1465-0525. 2 days.

May 25 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until May 26, 2019

Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne,NY12846United States
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$144. – $210.

In this two-day workshop, students will make a total of two trellises to take home: an English Hoop Trellis and a Pea Cage Trellis. The English Hoop Trellis will be woven on a bench using a jig (or alternatively, in the ground). It is approximately two feet in diameter and involves curving rods over and through in three tiers and secured with a band of weaving at ground level. The Pea Cage Trellis will be secured in the ground in…

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Fairy Lore: Stories, Poems & Houses with Margo Mullein. #1455-0525. 1/2 Day.

May 25 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne,NY12846United States
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Free – $55.

Let the everyday slip away on this imaginative walk along the River Trail with Margo. Drawing from Celtic lore, she will weave a tale about Fairies, while connecting the dots between the Faerie folk of Ireland and the Adirondacks. During the walk we will each create a house out of natural objects for the Fairies of the River Trail forest. At the end of the trail, we'll sit around the fire for some Fairy bread and Enchanted tea. Here, Margo…

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Herb-Drying Tray with Barbara Boughton. #1432-0526. 1 day.

May 26 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne,NY12846United States
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$30. – $105.

This basket uses a Shaker Cathead technique to create "feet" at the corners of the basket, which raises the base off the surface. With an open work base, the basket allows air to circulate under and within the basket, creating a perfect place to dry herbs from the garden. The rounded-rectangular shape with bushel-style handles and raised base, also creates a lovely place for storing and displaying year-round. The basket measures approx. 15" long, 10" wide, 6" high.

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Advanced Basketry: Tray of X’s with Dona Nazarenko. #1415-0530. 1 day.

May 30 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne,NY12846United States
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$64. – $105.

This is a long rectangular basket accented with dyed reed making x's along the way. The side weaving includes twining and plain weave to give a graceful flare. The rim is lashed on with waxed linen and has beautiful leather handles. Tips on pattern repeats, placements and shaping make this a stunning display piece. This basket is recommended for advanced weavers. Intermediate weavers may find this more of a challenge and may have to finish the piece at home. NOTE:…

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Extended Flare Basket with Dona Nazarenko. #1416-0531. 1 day.

May 31 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne,NY12846United States
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$64. – $105.

This round basket is really a double wall woven with dyed and natural reed. Students will make the outside wall flare outward and the inside wall will go straight upward. For an additional touch, students will add a decorative braided accent to the handle of this whimsy style basket. For an additional fee of $16 there will be a fitted lid available. This basket is recommended for advanced basket weavers. Intermediate weavers may find it more of a challenge and…

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Introduction to Coopering: Make Your Own Wooden Bucket with David Salvetti. #1321-0531. 2 days.

May 31 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until June 1, 2019

Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne,NY12846United States
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$30. – $230.

In this class, students will learn to make a wooden bucket using traditional hand tools and authentic techniques. Beginning with boards, you will finish with a functional bucket to take home. This is an introduction to the historic trade of coopering: the making of containers from staves held together by hoops. No glue is used; a watertight seal is created by the perfect fit of the staves and bottom. Other items made by the cooper include butter churns, washtubs and…

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June 2019

Create Your Own Marshmallow Roaster with Steve Gurzler. #1350-0601. 1 day.

June 1 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne,NY12846United States
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$25 – $125.

Great for roasting marshmallows or even flipping your steak on the grill, the process of making these roasters is also a great way to learn the basics of blacksmithing. In this class you will learn how to build a fire in the forge, heat metal, twist, cut and bend while using the tools of the blacksmith. This class is open to all wanting to try their hands at blacksmithing and have some fun! Parents must accompany their children. NOTE: Hard…

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Fancy Bushel Basket with Dona Nazarenko. #1439-0601. 1 day.

June 1 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne,NY12846United States
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$85. – $105.

This practical and functional large round basket has a wood hoop for a rim and wood feet. The base is twined with round reed, has flat spokes and the placement of weavers make this a fun attractive project. This basket is recommended for advanced intermediate weavers looking for a challenge.

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Harp Making with Larry Benjamin. #1461-0601. 2 days.

June 1 @ 9:00 am - June 2 @ 4:00 pm
Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne,NY12846United States
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$170. – $210.

Come build a Paraguan harp. This harp is characterized by a large soundbox with a rounded base, very light weight, closely-spaced light tension strings (usually nylon), a relatively flat harmonic curve, and with the strings running up through the center of the neck, which are tuned with gear-style tuners (like a guitar). Almost all harps of this style are played with the fingernails, in very rhythmically intricate music. This is the national instrument of Paraguay, and is commonly found throughout…

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2019 HEARTS FOR THE ARTS DINNER AND SILENT AUCTION

June 1 @ 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Lake George Holiday Inn Resort, 2223 Canada Street Route 9
Lake George,12845
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$65 – $75

We are delighted to announce that the Adirondack Folk School will be hosting its Tenth Annual Hearts for the Arts Dinner and Silent Auction!! The school hasn’t reached its tenth anniversary yet, but the event has!! Hearts for the Arts was the fund-raising kick-off before the school opened, and it is still going strong! We sincerely hope you will join us this year for a trip down memory lane, some good fun, “oldies and goldies” from Jukebox Jim, the BEST…

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Silk Painting: Scarves with Nan Travers. #1500-0602. 1 day.

June 2 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne,NY12846United States
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$45. – $105.

Painting silk is an exciting and magical process. First silk is stretched on a frame and then dyes are applied using paint brushes and other techniques. The colors develop right before your eyes along the beautiful surface of the silk. You will learn different application techniques, first with a sampler and then with scarves and/or fabric. Students will be mixing their colors from the primary colors and black and will complete the process by steam setting the dyes. All work…

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Pine Needle Basket with Linda Scherz. #1349-0605. 1 day.

June 5 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne,NY12846United States
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$30. – $115.

Seasoned basket weavers or those new to the craft will enjoy this class on learning a new technique using different natural materials. Everyone will have a bundle of green dried pine needles and will learn a basic stitch, gauge and how to create and shape their basket. Students will begin their basket by selecting a stone which will then be stitched with a complimentary waxed linen thread around pine needles. Those who wish to continue stitching after class will have…

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A Taste of the Forge with Steve Gurzler. #1351-0606. 3 evenings. June 6, 13 & 20.

June 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until June 20, 2019

Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne,NY12846United States
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$50. – $125.

Join blacksmith Steve Gurzler at the smithy for three weekday evenings. Class size will be limited to four students so instruction can be tailored to match the students' blacksmithing skills. This class is designed to provide a basic overview of the skills and processes of the blacksmith, and will include building and maintaining a fire, heating metal to the proper temperature, basic hammer techniques, drawing, twisting, bending and cutting. More advanced skills will be taught, depending on student progress. Students…

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Regional Folk Legend Dan Berggren to Play Free Concert at the Adirondack Folk School

June 6 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne,NY12846United States
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Free

The Touba Family Foundation has given a grant to the Adirondack Folk School to provide live performances at the school during the year. These cultural events are free, and all are welcome! We’ll start the ball rolling with a concert by the beloved, amazing Dan Berggren, musician, educator, Adirondack folk singer and songwriter, on Thursday evening, June 6 at 6:00PM! Dan has been featured nationally on public radio and television. He is Adirondack born and raised but has entertained all…

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The World of Mushroom Foraging in the Adirondacks with Ryan Bouchard and Emily Schmidt #1438-0607. 3 days.

June 7 @ 9:00 am - June 9 @ 4:00 pm
Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne,NY12846United States
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Free – $360.

Join Ryan & Emily in spring, summer &/or fall and learn how to observe and describe the finer details of fungi in the way a mycologist does. This course will familiarize students with mushroom science and the fun of mushroom hunting culture, with an emphasis on the mushroom species of the Adirondacks that are considered "safe for beginners". We will study techniques for mushroom photography, collections, storage...and yes, delicious wild mushroom COOKING. Using wild mushrooms of the Adirondacks, we will…

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Making Kitchen Utensils with Dick Sargent. #1524-0606. 4 days.

June 7 @ 9:00 am - June 10 @ 4:00 pm
Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne,NY12846United States
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$100. – $470.

Learn to make a ladle with brass bowl and beautifully forged and filed handle, or perhaps a spatula or cooking fork. In this class you'll learn how to make classical 18th century cooking utensils that will beautify your kitchen or make barbecuing more enjoyable. NOTE: Hard shoes and long pants are required for student's safety. Owing to the physical demands and to safety issues, this class is suggested for students 18 years of age and older.

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Lampworking: Glass Bead Surface Decoration with Renee Kingsley. #1408-0608. 1/2 day.

June 8 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne,NY12846United States
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$20. – $80.

Want to get creative with your beads? Endless design possibilities begin with a simple dot or line. Students will learn how to lay dots and lines on the surface of a bead as the basis of bead design and style. Learn how to melt and move the dots and lines into various patterns and designs. Creating and using multicolor rods of glass called "twisties" will also be covered. Previous lampwork experience required.

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Woodland Fairy Houses with Bart Pisha. #1527-0608. 1 day.

June 8 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne,NY12846United States
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$6 – $105.

Legend has it that Fairies still dwell in mountains and forests everywhere, and the Adirondacks are no exception to this. While I've not yet seen any of them, it's clear that the chilly winters of our region pose a special challenge to these elusive beings. Particularly during the colder months, but also year-round, they need shelter from prying eyes and from the elements as well. Participants in this course will help meet this need by constructing imaginative Fairy houses and…

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Soap Swirl and Design with Roberta Devers-Scott. #1378-0608. 1 day.

June 8 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne,NY12846United States
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$20. – $105.

Do you love the different designs you see in handmade soap? Then come to this advanced workshop and learn various swirling techniques that will take your plain bar of soap to the next level. We will learn the hanger swirl, drop swirl and the "in the pot" swirl. We may even do a layering technique if time permits! You will go home with a minimum of 10 bars of soap and after the 4-week curing process they will be ready…

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Woodcarving a Chickadee with Rick and Ellen Butz. #1421-0609. 1 day.

June 9 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne,NY12846United States
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$10. – $175.

Learn to carve and paint a realistic, life-sized carving of one of our favorite Adirondack birds. The woods around the Adirondack Folk School are full of Chickadees, so you will have plenty of inspiration. Topics covered will include tool selection, sharpening and safe carving techniques. All tools and materials are provided, but if the students have their own carving tools they may bring them if they wish. This class is recommended for beginning and intermediate woodcarvers age 16 and up.…

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Rugs from Rags with Caroline Dvorak. #1355-0609. 1/2 day.

June 9 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne,NY12846United States
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$10. – $80.

Fabric remnants will be used to make a 24"x30" rug. Students will have a choice of making a "Sock Rug", using loopers from a sock factory, or making a "Rag Rug" using strips of fabric remnants or clothing. No weaving experience is necessary. The looms are dressed and ready to go, all you need to bring is your creative spirit and leave with a finished one-of-a-kind rag rug. Extra materials may be purchased for a small fee of $3.00 per…

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Open Forge Night with Steve Gurzler

June 19 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne,NY12846United States
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$20

Open Forge Nights Are Back By Popular Demand! Get an introduction to the art of blacksmithing by visiting Adirondack Folk School on any of our OPEN FORGE nights for an amazing demonstration by Expert smith Steve Gurzler. Observing the demonstration is free and open to the public. For those who want to try their hand at blacksmithing and forge an item at open forge, there is a $20 fee to cover the cost of materials, and safety precautions must be…

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July 2019

Open Forge Night with Steve Gurzler

July 17 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne,NY12846United States
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$20

Open Forge Nights Are Back By Popular Demand! Get an introduction to the art of blacksmithing by visiting Adirondack Folk School on any of our OPEN FORGE nights for an amazing demonstration by Expert smith Steve Gurzler. Observing the demonstration is free and open to the public. For those who want to try their hand at blacksmithing and forge an item at open forge, there is a $20 fee to cover the cost of materials, and safety precautions must be…

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August 2019

Open Forge Night with Steve Gurzler

August 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne,NY12846United States
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$20

Open Forge Nights Are Back By Popular Demand! Get an introduction to the art of blacksmithing by visiting Adirondack Folk School on any of our OPEN FORGE nights for an amazing demonstration by Expert smith Steve Gurzler. Observing the demonstration is free and open to the public. For those who want to try their hand at blacksmithing and forge an item at open forge, there is a $20 fee to cover the cost of materials, and safety precautions must be…

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September 2019

Open Forge Night with Steve Gurzler

September 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne,NY12846United States
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$20

Open Forge Nights Are Back By Popular Demand! Get an introduction to the art of blacksmithing by visiting Adirondack Folk School on any of our OPEN FORGE nights for an amazing demonstration by Expert smith Steve Gurzler. Observing the demonstration is free and open to the public. For those who want to try their hand at blacksmithing and forge an item at open forge, there is a $20 fee to cover the cost of materials, and safety precautions must be…

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October 2019

Open Forge Night with Steve Gurzler

October 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne,NY12846United States
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$20

Open Forge Nights Are Back By Popular Demand! Get an introduction to the art of blacksmithing by visiting Adirondack Folk School on any of our OPEN FORGE nights for an amazing demonstration by Expert smith Steve Gurzler. Observing the demonstration is free and open to the public. For those who want to try their hand at blacksmithing and forge an item at open forge, there is a $20 fee to cover the cost of materials, and safety precautions must be…

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