Each Friday, NNY Living brings you five things to do in Northern New York this weekend. Check back every Friday for sights to see, events to attend or local businesses to vist throughout the north country.
1.) Summer camp. Whether you loved it or hated it as a kid, summer camp is one of those experiences you’ll never forget. This Saturday, Cornell Cooperative Extension is hosting an open house at Camp Wabasso in Redwood from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Since Cornell Extension is also celebrating its 100th anniversary, they’re making a party out of it, with arts and crafts, a free picnic lunch and other family-friendly activities. While you’re there, talk with counselors to find out more about summer programs the camp offers.
2.) Batter up! The Watertown Wizards kicked off their summer season earlier this week at Alex T. Duffy fairgrounds on Coffeen Street. This Sunday at 5 p.m., the Wizards will play Newark. It’s also free Sno-Cone night for children ages 12 and younger. General admission is just $3 and free for children ages 5 and younger. They also have a schedule of promotions throughout the season that include free admission and food and drink discounts. For that schedule, visit www.watertownwizards.com.
3.) Book worm. The North Country Library System is made up of more than 70 libraries throughout Northern New York, located in towns and villages big and small. Each independent library hosts its own events, workshops, book clubs, etc., throughout the summer to get patrons young and old hooked on reading. Check out www.northcountrylibraries.org for the library closest to you and its hours, grab the kids and discover a new book, craft or hobby.
4.) Basketcase. On Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the TAUNY Center in Canton, basket maker Mick Jarvis of Chateaugay will offer a workshop in which participants will have the chance to build their own full sized packbaskets. All materials will be provided to build a 17- or 21-inch reed basket with straps. Learn about this historical north country craft that has been passed down from generation to generation. Cost is $110 to build the smaller basket and $125 for the larger basket. To register, call TAUNY at 386-4289.
5.) Tea time. Nothing seems more relaxing than a mug of tea after a long week. Wind down by stopping into Tea Thyme on Main Street in Sackets Harbor. We’ve visited this shop a few times since it opened and we are always surprised by the array of offerings, from flowering teas to the delicious bubble tea, all hand-selected by the shop’s owner, Connie Nicolette. Our friend, Andrea Parisi, even stopped by and took some photos for her blog recently. A business that is a true north country gem.