Around Troy 06.06.19

Knights and Daughters of Vartan Present Evening with Hon. John J. McEneny

The Knights and Daughters of Vartan present an evening with the Hon. John J. McEneny, former New York State Assembly member Monday, June 17th, 2019, at 7:00 p.m., St. Peter Armenian Apostolic Church, 100 Troy Schenectady Road, Watervliet, NY. Presentation Topic: “Armenian Voices in our Capital District” by Hon. John J. McEneny, former New York State Assembly Member.

For more information, please contact Rafi Topalian at 518-810-5018 or at


Brewers of Oakwood: Digging into Troy’s Brewing Past

On Thursday, June 13th, the Friends of Oakwood and Rare Form Brewery will present an illustrated talk by local beer historian Gerry Lorentz at the Earl Chapel. The event will include drinks by Rare Form and the release of a special beer, the Dead Brewers’ Collaboration, created in honor of Troy’s brewers. There will also be an exhibit of local beer memorabilia from the Hudson Mohawk Industrial Gateway. Doors will open at 6pm so you can have a beer, socialize and view the display before the 7pm program.

Adults Only. Proof of age will be required at the door.

This is a pre-pay event. $25.pp Call 518-328-0090 to make your reservations. Leave your phone number, especially if you are paying by credit card. Someone will call you back to get those details. You can also mail or drop off your check to Friends of Oakwood 50 – 101st Street Troy, NY 12180.


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


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.


Oakwood’s Chapel Tours Scheduled for 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, 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!


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.



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


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.


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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