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Adirondack Experience to celebrate 60 with a return to the ‘50s

July 26, 2017, Blue Mountain Lake, NY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 26, 2017 – The Adirondack Experience, The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake (ADKX) – which debuted its state-of-the-art, 19,000-square-foot “Life in the Adirondacks” interactive exhibition earlier this month – will turn back the clock to celebrate its 60th anniversary on Saturday, Aug. 5, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visitors will find themselves transported back to 1957, the year the institution first opened to the public, to enjoy a full day of retro music and entertainment. 

Let’s do the Time Warp: The Adirondack Experience to celebrate 60
with a return to the ‘50s

60th Anniversary Celebration & Music Fest will be held Saturday, Aug. 5

In the ‘50s, hula was hip, and during the celebration, visitors can enjoy Fire Magick Hula Dance performances at 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m., and 30-minute hula hoop workshops at 12:15, 2:15 and 4:15 p.m. Musical performances will include the Adirondack Jazz Orchestra playing Big Band songs from the ‘50s, with a dance party by Dance Sanctuary at 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.; The Non-Committals at 2:30 p.m.; and JamCrackers, featuring traditional and original songs of the Adirondacks, at 4 p.m.

At 1 p.m., John Taibi will present “Fabulous Fifties Views of the Adirondack Park,” a look at the park’s peaks, waterways, forests, villages, people and railroads during the ‘50s through the lens of Utica Observer-Dispatch Photographer Dante TranquilleAnniversary cake and cupcakes will be served at 2 p.m. Visitors are encouraged to wear their best ‘50s-style attire for the photo booth and costume contest.

The 60th Anniversary Celebration & Music Fest is included with the price of general admission. Daily admission is $20 for adults (18-64); $18 for seniors (65 and over); $12 for youths (6-17) and students with a valid student ID; and free for children five and under, active military personnel and members. All paid admissions are good for a second visit within seven days. Dates and times are subject to change; please call 518-352-7311 prior to visiting to confirm.