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Programs & ActivitiesAdirondack Interpretive Center

Learn about the programs at the AIC and ESF's Newcomb Campus.

The AIC is your one-stop source for outstanding learning experiences in the central Adirondacks!

We offer some great opportunities to supplement your Adirondack experience:

  • Huntington Lecture Series
    Join us Thursday nights in July and August for presentations that range in topic from ecology to history to philosophy.
  • Artist in Residence Program
    ...designed to enrich the experiences of Adirondack Park residents and visitors and to demonstrate our commitment to conversations and programs that bridge science and the arts.
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AIC Events Calendar

All AIC events are supported by ESF’s Northern Forest Institute (NFI) unless otherwise noted.

December
16

Monday

Hemlock Woolly Adelgid: An Invasive Threat to the Adk Forests

10:30 am - 3:00 pm | Adirondack Interpretive Center 5922 State Route 28N Newcomb NY | AIC Events | In this talk and training event, Charlotte Malmborg of the New York State Hemlock Initiative will talk about the importance of hemlock trees in Adirondack forests, the threat presented by HWA, HWA biology, and how to identify HWA infestations in your area. **Note: ... Read More | Sponsor: New York State Hemlock Initiative/Essex County Soil and Water Conservation District | Contact: Adirondack Interpretive Center, 5185822000


January
1

Wednesday

First Day Hikes

10:00 am - 1:00 pm | Adirondack Interpretive Center 5922 State Route 28N Newcomb NY | AIC Events | Kick off the new year in the great outdoors by attending a guided First Day Hike. Choose between a relatively flat 2 mile round-trip hike on the AIC trails or for the more adventurous, take the 4-mile round-trip hike up Goodnow Mountain. Snowshoes will be provided. ... Read More | Sponsor: Adirondack Interpretive Center | Contact: Adirondack Interpretive Center, 5185822000


January
25

Saturday

Paint with Me Workshop

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm | Adirondack Interpretive Center, 5922 State Route 28N, Newcomb, NY | Event Website | In this guided painting workshop with Jackie LaCourse, you will create an 12” x 24” acrylic painting on canvas of a lovely Adirondack sunset scene. Materials are provided and all experience levels are welcome. Pre-registration and pre-payment of $40 fee required ... Read More | Sponsor: Adirondack Interpretive Center | Contact: Adirondack Interpretive Center, 518-582-2000


February
8

Saturday

Oil Painting Workshop

12:30 am - 4:00 pm | Adirondack Interpretive Center, 5922 State Route 28N Newcomb, NY 12852 | AIC Events | Join our 2019 Artist in Residence, Dennon Walantus, for a half-day oil painting workshop. Participants will create a their own painting while learning about landscape composition. You will learn the basics of oil painting under the guidance of Mr. Walantus. ... Read More | Sponsor: Adirondack Interpretive Center | Contact: Adirondack Interpretive Center, 5185822000


March
7

Saturday

Seed Exchange

11:00 am - 1:00 pm | Adirondack Interpretive Center 5922 State Route 28N Newcomb NY | Event Website | Have too many carrot seeds but not enough beans or peas? Want to try a heritage tomato or curious isf eggplant will grown in your garden? Whether you have seeds or not, join interested gardeners to share gardening tips and ideas. Hosted by Lorraine Miga, Master ... Read More | Sponsor: Adirondack Interpretive Center | Contact: Adirondack Interpretive Center, 518582-2000


April
25

Saturday

Introduction to Fly Fishing

9:00 am - 3:00 pm | Adirondack Interpretive Center, 5922 State Route 28N Newcomb, NY 12852 | ONGOING —continues through Monday, May 4, 2020 | AIC Events | At this one-day workshop, you will be introduced to the art and science of fly fishing. Instruction will focus on the basics of fly casting, gear, and technique. Licensed Fishing Guide Rick Kovacs will be your instructor for this event. No equipment or experiences ... Read More | Sponsor: Adirondack Interpretive Center | Contact: Adirondack Interpretive Center, 518582-2000

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Contact the AIC

5922 State Route 28N
Newcomb, NY 12852
518-582-2000
aic@esf.edu

NFI Outreach

Educational programming and nature-based outreach led by the Northern Forest Institute (NFI) includes, but is not limited to, public events at the AIC.

Visit NFI's website for more information on their programs, projects and initiatives, including:

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