Around Troy 05.30.19

Rensselaer County Garden Tour June 13

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rensselaer County will hold its annual “Rensselaer County Garden Tour” on Thursday, June 13, from 4:00 to 8:00 P.M. This drive-it-yourself tour will feature more than twelve gardens in the Historic South Troy and Eastside neighborhoods. Gardens this year include shade and sun perennials, raised bed vegetables, townhouse gardens, poolside gardens, arbors and pathways, backyard orchards and fruit plants. Everyone will enjoy seeing the gardens and learning from their owners and will take home dozens of inspirational ideas.

Maps will be on sale for $10.00 per person or $30.00 per car (3 or more people) and can be purchased from 4:00 to 7:00 P.M. the day of the tour at either Holy Cross Armenian Apostolic Church, 255 Spring Avenue, Troy, or A Child’s Place at Unity House, 435 4th Street, Troy. The tour will be held rain or shine. Proceeds will benefit the Rensselaer County Master Gardener program. For more information, contact Cornell Cooperative Extension at (518) 272-4210 or


Book Fair for Literacy Volunteers of Rensselaer County

A Book Fair for Literacy Volunteers of Rensselaer County will be hosted by Market Block Books on Sunday, June 9, 11:00 a.m-3:00 p.m. at 290 River Street, Troy, N.Y.

Shop for great books and support a worthy cause! LVORC will receive 20% of almost any purchase. No coupons needed. Some low discount items will be excluded. No other discounts will be available that day. Literacy Volunteers of Rensselaer County’s mission of teaching adults and out of school teens to read, write and speak English can continue with your support. Literacy Volunteers’ free services help adult learners and their families to lead happy, healthy, productive lives.  For more information, visit


Oakwood’s Chapel Tours Scheduled For 3 Troy Night Out Dates

Get an early start to your Troy Night Out with a stop at the “castle on the hill” the Gardner Earl Chapel. The Friends of Oakwood will offer tours at 2pm and 3pm on the last Friday of the month, May 31, June 28 and July 26.

Just $10. pp, children under 12 free. No registration required. Pay cash on arrival. Rain or shine. Groups of 8 or more, please call Heidi 518-221-7941. Sorry, no dogs. GPS: 186 Oakwood Avenue (route 40 just off Hoosick Street)

Come see this ornate Victorian chapel before you head downtown for the rest of Troy’s festivities. The National Historic Landmark is a popular site for weddings and special events as well as funerals. We may even take a peek into one of the old cremation retorts!



St Anthony’s of Padua Parish Festival Gala

St Anthony’s of Padua Parish Festival Gala on Thursday, June 13th, 2019. 5:30 pm Parish Mass. 7:00 pm Gala at Franklin Terrace Ballroom 126 Campbell Ave, Troy, NY.  Tickets are $40 at the door. Contact the parish office for more information at (518) 273-8622. Come and enjoy the celebration!



Share the gift of camp!

Our Hope 7 Traveling Summer Camp brings 60 children daily, ages 5-13, to our beautiful state parks for physical activity, swimming, arts & crafts, social skill building, emotional learning, and good, old-fashioned summer fun.   Our programs are designed to build children up – mind, body, and spirit. A nourishing lunch and snack are provided at no charge to fuel them for the adventures of the day.

The need for quality childcare for the long summer hours is so vital, but the cost is difficult for parents to bear. In light of this, Hope 7 has maintained low family rates despite rising program costs to ensure a quality program is available to those who need it, but the need is far greater than we can handle alone.   We need your help!

Our sponsorship program is designed to cover part or all of the cost of camp. The cost per week for one child is $170. Last year, 40 children were able to attend camp with the help of sponsors like you!

If you would like to sponsor a child for camp who is in need of financial assistance, please contact Samantha Adkisson at or 518-272-8029 or send a check to Hope 7 at 596 Pawling Ave, Troy.



Garden Day at Brunswick Community Library

If spring is here, it must be almost Garden Day!  The Friends of the Brunswick Library will be hosting our annual Garden Day on Saturday, June 8th, from 9:00 to 1:00 on the lawn of the library.  All proceeds go toward supporting the library and their wonderful programs.

As always, we rely on contributions of plants and baked goods from members of the community to sell on Saturday morning.  Now that the weather has finally started warming up, it is a good excuse to get out in the garden for a good cause!  There will be local art and craft vendors as well as wonderful raffles.

Brunswick Community Library is located on 4118 NY 2, Troy, please stop by! Or check on our programs at or like us on Facebook. We look forward to seeing you.



Our Lady of Victory Columbiettes hosting Indoor Garage Sale/Flea Market

The Our Lady of Victory Columbiettes of Troy will be hosting an Indoor Garage Sale/Flea Market on Saturday, June 1, 2019, from 9 A.M. – 2 P.M.

Spaces are $15.00 per space and include 1 table & 2 chairs.  Those who are interested may contact us for a registration form.  Louise at (518) 708-4342 or you may e-mail us at We are located at 55 North Lake Ave., Troy. We are handicapped accessible.

A portion of the proceeds will be used to provide activities for the children at Sunnyside Center in Troy.



Ilium Literary Club of Troy to celebrate 96th Annual Meeting & Luncheon

The Ilium Literary Club of Troy will celebrate its 96th Annual Meeting & Luncheon on Friday, June 7th, at the Country Club of Troy, 100 Troy Country Club Road, Troy, NY.  The annual meeting of all members begins at 11:30 am.  Luncheon will be served at 12:30 pm.  Our entertainment program will begin at 2 pm.  Members of the award winning Sweet Adelines – Capitaland Chorus will be performing.  Reservations may be made by calling 518-894-5689 by May 30, 2019.  Guests are also welcome to attend.


Brunswick Senior Ways Group

Brunswick Senior Ways Group are going to visit the Amish in PA on June 23rd, 24th & 25th, 2019.

$150 deposit is due at registration. Send payment to Diane Hynes, 2017 Piney Point Rd, Troy, 12180. (518) 279-3589. Cost for dbl. pp/ $379. Includes 2 nights hotel, 2 breakfast, 2 dinners, 1 lunch & the show “Jesus”.


Rensselaer County Historical Society – 2019 Exhibits, Events, Etc.!

Exhibits: Two new exhibits for 2019: ‘Bridging Rensselaer County: Two Centuries of Crossing the Hudson’ and ‘From Country Drives to The Grand Tour: Travels To and From Rensselaer County.’

Events: 1st Thursday History Talks
Saturday Walking Tours, 2nd Saturday Hart- Cluett
House Tours, Deck Parties & more! Etc.

For more info, please visit:
(518) 272-7232 x 11
57 2nd St., Troy, NY 12180


Community Garage Sale

Third Presbyterian Church (115 Winter Street, Troy) will be hosting a Community Garage Sale on June 1st from 9-2. So, as you do your spring cleaning, save the treasures you no longer need and plan to join us on the 1st. There is no cost to participate. Just bring a table and your treasures to sell.

Food and beverages will be available throughout the day. There is no charge for the food, but donations will be accepted and used to provide backpacks and school supplies for families in need in our community.

To reserve a space, or to get more information, please call the church office at 518-283-2420.


Brunswick Historical Society Antique Appraisal Day

The Brunswick Historical Society will be holding an Antique Appraisal Day on June 8, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at our headquarters, 605 Brunswick Road, Brunswick. Andy Geller and Dave Ornstein from New Scotland Antiques will be appraising items. Cost: $5.00 per item. Any questions, please call 518-279-4024.



Troy Senior Center Upcoming Events

19 Third Street, Troy, New York 12180
LaVena Futia, Director • 518-270-5348

  • GYM: Come join our Gym! Stay active, build strength! Open Monday-Friday 8:30-2:45. Free to all seniors 60+
  • LINE DANCING: Join our Uncle Sam Sparklers!!! Looking for more Line Dancers to join our class! It’s a fun way to keep active!
  • SWIMMING: Wednesdays at 9:00 a.m. Lansingburgh Boys/Girls Club
  • DART LEAGUE: Join us on Fridays at 10:30 on the second floor.
  • CHAIR YOGA: Mondays at 9:30 followed by Aerobics.
  • REIKI: Twice a month at 9:00 – Must sign up ahead of time.
  • GAME DAY: Mondays, starting at 10:00 a.m. Ping Pong, Darts, Yahtzee, Chromino, Card Games! Come join the fun! Followed by a delicious, nutritious lunch and then BINGO!
  • SENIOR FEUD: Thursday, May 30th at 11:00. Followed by lunch
  • GIVING PROJECTS: Come volunteer for “giving” projects with us! We are doing several projects for the Month of May. We need your help to meet our deadline! Giving Projects sponsored by County Legislator Leon Fiacco and Michael O’Brien of H&L Insurance.
  • DINNER & SHOW: Thursday, June 6th @ 4:00 p.m. Secret Show by the AVERILL PARK OFF BROADWAY PLAYERS…dinner served promptly following the show! Call 518-270-5348 for more info or reservations.


Town of Brunswick Summer Day Camp

Town of Brunswick Supervisor Philip H. Herrington Announces the 2019 Summer Schedule for the BRUNSWICK DAY CAMP for children ages 5-12 years old.

Camp will run from Tuesday, July 2, 2019 to August 9, 2019, at the Brunswick Community Center.

Deadline for registration is June 7, 2019. Applications are available at the Town Office,

336 Town Office Rd., Troy, NY 12180 or at

Fees for Brunswick Residents: $400.00; $275.00 each additional child. Non-residents residing within the Brunswick Central School District $775.00 for one child; $550.00 each additional child. Proof of eligibility is required.

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