Programs & Events

Programs begin at 7 p.m. at St. Williams on Long Point, Raquette Lake.
Due to limited space and the need for boat transportation to St. Williams, reservations are required (call 315-354-4265). The public barge will be at the village dock at 6 p.m. returning at 8:20 p.m. In the event of severe weather, programs will be held at the Raquette Lake School on Rt. 28. Plan to come rain or shine! Check program locations below.

Programs are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted.  Free will donations, and audience participation in our Weekly Pie Raffle helps defray costs of hosting the entertainment series!  Thank you for your support!

2017 Season


August 17
7 p.m.
Thursday Evenings on the Lake Series
Jim Gaudet & the Railroad Boys**
Location: Raquette Lake School
$10 Admission, pay at the door

The RR Boy’s closeness with their listeners is obvious no matter where they preform. They consistently bridge the gap between themselves and their audience, essentially creating one big “down home” family who’ve been brought together by their shared experience trough Jim and The RR Boys songs and musical stories.

The band supports Gaudet’s song writing and arrangements with just the right amount of gusto and drive. The group consists of Jim Gaudet, guitar, singer, songwriter,   Bobby Ristau, upright and backing vocals, Sten Isachsen, mandolin and backing  vocals, and either special guests Sara Milonovich or Tucker Callander, on fiddle and backing vocals.

August 24
7 p.m.
Thursday Evenings on the Lake Series
The McCarthy Family**
Location: Raquette Lake School

The McCarthy Family is a singing group that specializes in three-part-vocal harmony renditions of folk favorites from both the United States & Ireland. The trio features American treasures such as Stephen Foster’s, Hard Times; and Henry Clay Work’s, My Grandfather’s Clock; as well as more modern favorites by Woodie Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Bob Dylan and others. Traditional songs from Deirdre’s native Ireland are also featured. Deirdre has brought the lively, lilting musical culture of her native land to audiences here in America with traditional songs sung in English such as, I’ll Tell Me Ma, She Moved Through the Fair, and Molly Malone, as well as haunting songs sung in the ancient language of her homeland, Irish Gaelic. With their unique blend of Irish and American cultures, it is the McCarthy Family’s wish to give each audience a concert experience that is highly entertaining and richly educational.

October 7
6:30 p.m.
Thursday Evenings on the Lake Series
For Heavens Sake**
Location: Raquette Lake School

A Women’s Barbershop Quartet from the Watertown, NY area. The group has evolved throughout the years beginning in 1986. In 1996, the quartet went on to win the Harmony, Inc. International Quartet Champions contest in Saint John, New Brunswick. The group has produced three recordings: “What a Wonderful World” which was nominated for a 1999 Contemporary A Cappella Recording Award for Best Barbershop Song and won first runner-up for Best Barbershop Song. Their second recording “Now and Again” was released in 2003 and the most recent “I Wish You Love” was released in 2008. Join us for  an evening of high energy a cappella standards and group hits.

**This project is made possible, in part, with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts.

An historic church and house rental facility.