Adirondack A&E e-News # 16


The Adirondack Garden Club (AGC) invites interested persons to a virtual discussion of “The Life of Frederick Law Olmsted,” Monday, Jan. 10, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. Roxanne Zimmer, Ph.D., will give the lecture via Zoom and will focus on explaining the design principles utilized by Olmsted in his gardens, answering such question as: What are the hallmarks of Olmsted park design? What made his work outstanding and radical in his time? Why are these features so important today?

Lecture attendees will take a virtual trip to Central Park, Prospect Park, Boston’s Emerald Necklace and the Bayard Cutting Arboretum to see the key features that answer these questions.

Frederick Law Olmsted defined American landscape architecture through the hundreds of projects he envisioned across the country. His public parks, now over 150 years old, remain thriving natural oases in the heart of American cities.

He is best known for his landscape design of seven well-known gardens: Central Park in New York City, Prospect Park, Brooklyn, Emerald Necklace, Boston, Biltmore Estate, Asheville, Mount Royal, Montreal, and the Grounds of the U.S. Capitol and White House. Olmsted also conceived the idea for the original 4,000 acres of pastureland and woods at Shelburne Farms in Vermont.

As April 26, 2022, marks the 200th birthday of Frederick Law Olmsted, the event is being recognized nationally through the Olmsted 200 campaign, a nationwide bicentennial birthday celebration of the democratic values and enduring influence of the visionary American landscape architect.

The Garden Club of America is a partner of the Olmsted 200 campaign, with 199 member clubs throughout the country, including the Adirondack Garden Club, participating in educating the public as to Olmsted’s importance. More information on Olmsted 200 is available at

In preparation for the lecture, many members of the AGC have read Genius of Place: The Life of Frederick Law Olmsted by Justin Martin, but it is not required to participate.

The lecture is free and open to the general public, but registration is required. Visit the Adirondack Garden Club’s website HERE and complete the registration form. Details on accessing the Zoom presentation will then be emailed to registrants. Please register by Saturday, Jan. 8 to ensure enough time to receive the Zoom sign-in information.


New classes in Fiction, Poetry and Creative Nonfiction

Stay on track with your 2022 writing goals by taking an affordable, accessible, generative online writing class with us this winter. Our five-week classes are asynchronous, which means you can participate fully on your own time with no need to be present at live meetings. All classes are open to all experience levels (beginners welcome)!

You can find additional info about all of our online classes HERE.

Feel free to email us with questions about classes: info@adirondackcenterforwriting

Remember Me, by Sandra Hildreth by Adirondack Artists Guild

Oil 8 x 6 $50

Collection: TRANSITION: Silent Auction for High Peaks Hospice

More Information HERE.


To celebrate the Re-Opening of the Olympic Speed Skating Oval, ORDA invites the public to complimentary public skating sessions on Thursday, January 6 from 1-3 pm and 7-9 pm.* Free hot chocolate will be served.

Capacity Limits will apply to these sessions

Tickets are currently available in person at the oval or in advance at the Olympic Center reception area right across from the Lake Placid Visitor Center. More information HERE.

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