Social Distancing and quarantining have us yearning for connection now more than ever. As the weather warms and the pull to be outside and with people we love grows, we want to make it just a little bit easier to be stuck at home. We have more ideas coming together soon and as details grow we will update this page so stay tuned for more exciting news to come!

If you have more ideas, let us know!
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“It’s been quite a few years since the Baudelaire orphans escaped their final peril, and now they are back to restart the VFD in name of their recently departed sister, Sunny. Join Violet and Klaus on their new journey to keep the good in the world and to keep evading that annoying Count Olaf. Let’s hope he stays far away from our first meeting.”

On Saturday, July 11th at 7:00pm we’re hosting a Series of Unfortunate Events Evening Program! All Ages are welcome to join in on the fun! Pass it on!

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To see our schedule of Virtual One-Shots, CLICK HERE!

A new tradition started this March has been the advent of weekly campfires via Zoom. If you are missing the stories, songs, and voices of the Unirondack community, join us every Monday at 8pm. All Monday campfires are family friendly and open to Unirondackers of all ages.

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Join us every Monday at 8pm! Meeting ID: 247 100 733

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UPDATE: THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU to all who donated! Kris and Luke successfully told stories for a Unirondack record 30 consecutive hours and together we raised $6,070! Here are the results…

Final Stats:

Hours: 30 Amount Raised: $6,070 Pizzas Slices Consumed: 13 Tears shed: Many Naps Taken: 1.5 (accidentally but never simultaneously) Wikipedia articles sourced: 47

Stories told:

Nate & Lever: 1 hour 44 minutes Badinkabedonka Machine: 2 hours 16 minutes Ned & Ted: 2 hours 15 minutes Not a Monk: 2 hours 14 minutes Brick Part I: 1 hour 2 minutes The Golden Screw: 1 hour 7 minutes Golden Doodle Candidate: 1 hour 42 minutes Life at the Factory: 1 hour 45 minutes Benny Shaved: 2 hours 7 minutes The Green Gorilla: 2 hours 20 minutes Hole in One: 1 hour 42 minutes Hole Full of Water: 1 hour 32 minutes The Train Operator: 1 hour 56 minutes Friggin’ Ears: 1 hour 8 minutes Chilly Billy/Brick Part II: 1 hour 59 minutes Three Legged Pig: 1 hour 15 minutes The Mean Clown: 58 minutes The Shaggy Dog: 47 minutes


Lisa Jones Sitchuet Lelow Joel Glickman Clarissa Douglas Chips N’Dip Michael, Bethany, and Double-T Dr. Schniedicar Dr. Minglegrove Dr. Gadingding Dr. Sporalisis David Pynchabridge Padowan De’Occore Margo D’Esplans Starch Lambooski Marla Anne-Me Cassidy Mendez One Mendez One Mendez Jr. Two Mendez Three Mendez Four Mendez Five Mendez Six Mendez Seven Mendez Eight Mendez Nine Mendez Ten Mendez Eleven Mendez Twelve Mendez Cassandra Day Night Saunter Alex Alexander Virgina Krinkler Ellen Maps

What was the Shaggy Dog Tell-A-Thon?

You all know and love them. Or at least you know them. If there is one thing that is sure about shaggy dog stories, it is that they are more often loved by those who tell them than by those who are forced to listen to them. But what if that wasn’t true? What if there was a way to ensure that the storyteller would suffer far beyond what is experienced by the listener?

Luke Mendola and Kris Fiore are two of the most profound shaggy dog storytellers in recent Unirondack history, honing their craft through a combined 30 summers at Unirondack and standing on the mighty shoulders of former staff who boldly showed us the wag of the shag. They pride themselves on their plot twistless, meandering, pun-infused tales that end with the satisfaction of realizing you’re out of toilet paper immediately after using The Randy.

Throughout the years we calculate that Kris and Luke have forced captive audiences to endure hours of our shaggy dog stories. But now your time has come.

A challenge to the Unirondack community and the public at large: Luke Mendola and Kris Fiore pledge to tell shaggy dog stories, without breaks or pauses, at a rate of $2 per minute. No limits.

If we raise $1,000? They will tell continuous shaggy dog stories for 8 hours.

If we raise $2,000? 16 hours.

$3,000? You betcha: 24 consecutive hours of shaggy dog stories.

Consider this a filibuster of shaggy dog magnitude the size of the boulder that nearly stuck Nate’s lever, with the preposterousness of Benny’s Beard, and performed with dedication the likes of which remain unknown by anyone save the tireless employees of the Badinkabadonka Machine Factory.

Stories will be told via Zoom with a livestream link on our Facebook. All you need to do is donate. The event will take place on Saturday, April 18th and will begin at Noon EST. When will it end? You decide. Luke and Kris are prepared to tell shaggy dog stories until Monday. Tune in as you wish for encouragement or heckling.