Schroon’s July 4th Week 2019 : What You Need To Know


Updated July, 2 with new Witherbee’s Open Mic information*

Schroon’s July 4th Week: What you need To Know.

Sun, sand, music, beer, great grub: Welcome to Schroon and our July 4th week of fun and celebration. (Click bolded text below for the story link)

Saturday it was Big Time Kitty, rocking out the crowd at the Paradox Brewery Beer tent, where the new Weather series dropped.

Other folks got to experience first hand what life is like on the World of Life Island and it was also the Schroon-North Hudson’s Historical Society opening day.

Sunday: Get out and enjoy the day: Take a stroll down Main Street and check out all that’s new. From the Town Pavilion, the gardens in our Town Park and Town Beach. Grab a hotdog and catch the great view and check out the new menu at Vine and Barely, atop the Town Store.

For those already missing their bagels, click here to learn how you can get your fix.

Mark Piper leads the Thursday Night Mic at Witherbee’s! Mark is also playing the Dock Street Stage on July 4th from 2pm - 3pm.

Mark Piper leads the Thursday Night Mic at Witherbee’s! Mark is also playing the Dock Street Stage on July 4th from 2pm - 3pm.

Check out New York's newest campground: Frontier Town Campground and Equestrian and Day Use Area. The park features 91 equestrian, RV, trailer and tent camping areas along the Schroon River!

Monday, July 1, it’s the acoustic music jam at the boat house, on Dock Street, proudly sponsored by the Schroon Lake Arts Council.

At the Strand Theatre there’s a live pianist accompanying a selection of Buster Keaton films, starting at 8pm.

On July 2 at the Schroon Lake Library there’s “A Universe of Stories Summer Reading Program” for kids. CLICK HERE FR DETAILS. Also, their Mah Jong Group meets every Tuesday from 1-4 p.m. during the summer months. The club is for anyone who loves the game, wants to meet new people and have some fun.

And from July 2nd to August 30, every Tuesday there are guided paddling Tours.

On Wednesday, July 3, it’s the opening night of the Seagle Music Colony Production of Evita. Click here for tickets. THEY ARE SELLING FAST.

The Friends of Schroon Lake Library start their summer hours on Wednesday and Saturday, beginning at 10 am - 2pm. (The basement of the Hudson Headwaters Health Building.

And Wednesday night, July3, it’s Square Damning Time!


Here is the link for the official the 65th Annual Schroon Lake July 4th Celebration. A new event this year is the mile dash, starting at 5.30. Details here.

Thursday — there’s an early Open Mic night at Witherbee’s Carriage House, hosted by Mark Piper. (5pm - 9 pm)

Friday is the last day to sign up for the Town’s Swimming Lessons.


Memorial Day Weekend 2019 in Greater Schroon: Welcome Back


Happy Sunday. Welcome back second home owners, day trippers and regular visitors to our slice of paradise in the Adirondacks. Our tip of the day: head on over to the Cubbies annual Pancake Breakfast at the Fish and Game Club, happening this morning.

The weekend got off to a bonza start Saturday with an arts and crafts fair in the town park, a bake sale and kids bouncy castle hosted by the Schroon Lake EMS and the first of the two-day Lions Club Garage Sale and Raffle Baskets, which wraps up today. at the Boathouse.

Dock Street Dogs had their grills fired up and businesses along Main Street were hopping, with packed parking lots at Witherbee’s and Sticks and Stones.

As usual, there was a line outside Pitkin’s, which is now under new ownership: welcome Adam McCall.  He has kept the name "Pitkin’s” and added some terrific menu items.Some of the new favorites are the "Narrows" (grilled chicken, BLT, cheddar, avocado & ranch dressing on sourdough). and the "Paradox Panini" (roasted turkey, Swiss cheese, sliced apples, bacon, cranberry mayo on grilled sourdough). We can’t wait to try the Shrimp Po' Boy (hand breaded shrimp, lettuce, tomato and remoulade on toasted hoagie).

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And if you haven’t heard the bagel buzz – there are now authentic New York City bagels at North Woods Bread Co.

The Schroon Lake Association was flying the flag with Lake Stewarts stationed at our boat ramps and volunteers selling tickets for a Hornbeck canoe near the Boathouse. (The drawing is September 22, 2019).

Friends of the Schroon Lake Community Church spent the morning rescuing plants and flowers from the grounds of the recently demolished church, in advance of new construction. And book lovers got to eye a bumper crop of gently used books, CDs and DVDs at the Friends of Schroon Lake Library’s Book Sale in the basement of the Hudson Headwaters Health  Building.

And it was a full house at Paradox Brewery as the band Big Time Kitty entertained the appreciative crowd. The Strand is showing Dumbo this weekend, at 8pm.

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Three Cheers For The Brewers of Paradox

The three cool brewers of Paradox--  Devon Hamilton, Thomas Formicola,  and James DeWaard, -- can be spotted in a video, promoting a new, upcoming series on PBS about the Empire State's growing brewing industry, Brewed in NY.  The three appear briefly in the video, captured while kicking back at this year's NY Craft Beer Festival in Utica. Check out the video in our Food and Drink section, by clicking here.


Cheers For Paradox Beers

Photo MONTAGE Courtesy Paradox Brewery

Photo MONTAGE Courtesy Paradox Brewery

The accolades and medals keep rolling in for Schroon's own Paradox Brewery. Huge congrats to brew masters Devon and JD! Their Southern Hemisphere Double IPA won bronze at last weekend’s TAP New York Beer Contest.  Everyone at PDX are “honored and humbled to be recognized for what we love doing.”

Amen to that. If you want a taste of this brilliant drop, ya better hurry. These hand bottled beauties are flying out the door of the breweries Tasting Room.

From PDX founder Paul Mrocka:

“The medal winning beer is a limited release Double IPA brewed with loads of southern hemisphere hops from New Zealand. This is a big, bold IPA with coconut, mango and especially white grape flavors from the hop profile and notes of peach and nectarine courtesy of our house yeast blend.  A puffy mouthfeel is provided by the flaked oats we add. We’re working hard to source more of these hard-to-come-by hops with the hope that we can continue brewing this award winner!"

This Saturday, like most days, will be an excellent time to drink a Paradox Beer or two!