Calendar Highlights

Major upcoming events are highlighted below. See the full slate of planned activities at the Wild Center on our online calendar.

Art in the Park with Diane Leifheit: Working with Pastels

When? Monday, July 24th
What time? 10am–1pm
*Registration required

Join The Wild Center this summer to awaken your talents in celebration of art and nature in the Adirondacks. Monday mornings in July and August, come explore the natural world with experienced Adirondack artists. Plan on getting a little dusty in this short primer on pastel painting in the outdoors.

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Wednesday Mornings on Wild Walk for Members

When? Wednesdays in July and August, 8-10 am
*Members Only

Members can enjoy Wild Walk before it opens every Wednesday morning in July and August.

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Farmers Market

When? Every Thursday from June 8th until September 14th, 10am – 2pm

The Wild Center hosts weekly Farmers Markets where you can meet local farmers and take home some of the wonderful local food grown in the Adirondack region.

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Funky Wild Walk

When? Thursday, July 27th
What time? 6–8pm
*Registration required *Members Only

Take it easy after-hours on Wild Walk with beer tasting, hot dogs & live music. What could beat that combo?

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Capturing the Beauty of Adirondack Birds with Jeff Nadler

When? Saturday, July 29th
What time? 3–4pm

Wildlife photographer Jeff Nadler presents his breathtaking images of Adirondack birds, with wildlife, wildflowers, and scenics as well, accompanied with a magical music score.

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Art in the Park with Sandra Hildreth: Learn about Plein Air Painting

When? Monday, July 31st
What time? 10am–1pm
*Registration required

Join The Wild Center this summer to awaken your talents in celebration of art and nature in the Adirondacks. Monday mornings in July and August, come explore the natural world with experienced Adirondack artists. There’s not much that compares to the enjoyment one can feel when setting up to sketch or paint outdoors - where you get to explore a place with your eyes and with a paint brush. Learn more about it in this class.

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Lake Placid Sinfonietta Concert

When? Friday, August 4th
What time? 7:30–9:30pm
*Registration required

Enjoy an evening of music in the Big Wolf Great Hall. An optional buffet dinner is available beforehand.

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Art in the Park with Catharine Moore: Fun and Easy Watercolor Techniques

When? Monday, August 7th
What time? 10am–1pm
*Registration required

Join The Wild Center this summer to awaken your talents in celebration of art and nature in the Adirondacks. Monday mornings in July and August, come explore the natural world with experienced Adirondack artists. Join watercolorist Catharine Moore to have fun learning simple, easy, and fun watercolor techniques.

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SUP Yoga with Ellen Bonheim

When? Tuesday, August 8th & Wednesday, August 9th
*Registration required

Come enjoy the ancient practice of yoga combined with stand up paddleboarding at The Wild Center. Classes take your favorite yoga routines and put them on the water.

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Dr. Peter Raven - Spaceship Earth: How to Save the Earth and Ourselves

When? Thursday, August 10th
What time? 7–9pm

Peter Raven, one of the world's leading botanists and advocates of conservation and global biodiversity will speak about saving the Earth and Ourselves.

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From Dusk to Dawn: Stars, Moonlight, and Meteors with photographer Carl Heilman

When? Friday, August 11th, 4pm – Sunday, August 13th, 12pm
*Registration required

Capture the magical wonder and beauty of the night skies during this weekend workshop with one of the Adirondacks most prolific photographers. This mid-August weekend coincides with the peak of the annual Perseid meteor shower.

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Art in the Park with Peter Seward: Depiction of the Natural World in Watercolor

When? Monday, August 14th
What time? 10am–1pm
*Registration required

Join The Wild Center this summer to awaken your talents in celebration of art and nature in the Adirondacks. Monday mornings in July and August, come explore the natural world with experienced Adirondack artists. We will use the natural setting of the grounds of The Wild Center for observation and sketching, and then move indoors to continue with watercolor painting.

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SUP with your Pup

When? Tuesday, July 18th & Tuesday, August 15th from 10am-12pm
*Registration required

Get in balance with your dog this summer at The Wild Center. Join a NYS Licensed Guide and Wild Center Naturalist on a Stand-up Paddleboard (SUP) trip with your pup. Learn to paddle along side your water-loving dog.

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Learn 10: Identifying Adirondack Shrubs

When? Saturday, August 19th
What time? 1–5pm
*Registration required

Join botanist Dan Spada at The Wild Center for this excursion to identify 10 shrub species in the field. Instruction will be provided on the use of keys and guides to be able to identify shrubs and other plants.

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SunFest

When? Monday, August 21st
What time? 10am–6pm

Come join The Wild Center as we celebrate this cosmic event. As the moon passes between the earth and the sun, its shadow will darken the sky, plunging large swathes of the United States into sudden twilight, but this alignment is far from supernatural. Naturalists will be on hand to help answer your questions about all things solar.

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Art in the Park with Georgeanne Gaffney: Introduction to Acrylic Painting

When? Monday, August 21st
What time? 10am–1pm
*Registration required

Join The Wild Center this summer to awaken your talents in celebration of art and nature in the Adirondacks. Monday mornings in July and August, come explore the natural world with experienced Adirondack artists. Working from photographs, learn how to see color and form, as well as how to mix, apply, and layer paints to translate the image into a finished work of art.

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Art in the Park with Tim Fortune: Seeing As a Creative Act

When? Monday, August 28th
What time? 10am–1pm
*Registration required

Join The Wild Center this summer to awaken your talents in celebration of art and nature in the Adirondacks. Monday mornings in July and August, come explore the natural world with experienced Adirondack artists. This class focuses on art appreciation and improving latent creativity.

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Fall Landscapes and Waterfalls photo tour with Carl Heilman

When? Sunday, October 1st
What time? 11am–7pm
*Registration required

Spend a day photographing the west central Adirondacks during the peak of fall color in the area, with Carl Heilman as your guide and instructor.

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The Wild Center’s 2017 Homeschool Day

When? Wednesday, October 18th
What time? 10am–3pm

Curiosity opens up a world of possibilities—it’s what pushes us to keep learning, keep moving forward, and keep trying. Spend the day around the exhibits and trails looking beneath the surface to discover mysterious unknowns.

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Adirondack Youth Climate Summit

When? Wednesday, November 8th & Thursday, November 9th
*Registration required

Join us for the 9th Adirondack Youth Climate Summit.

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