Around Troy 07.25.19

July 20 Oakwood Tour Rescheduled

Due to the intense heat wave expected over the next few days, the Wild Women of Oakwood Tour originally scheduled for this Saturday July 20th has been rescheduled. The new date is Saturday August 10th at 9am

Please stay well- hydrated and safe!

And a reminder: The Russell Sage Lecture by Michael Barrett, scheduled for August 6th, has been moved to August 8th at 7pm at the Earl Chapel.

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, 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!

New Date for Oakwood’s lecture on RUSSELL SAGE, The Money King

The Friends of Oakwood will offer a lecture on Thursday August 8 at 7pm at the Earl Chapel. Please note this is a change in date from our brochure listing. Call to register: 518-328-0090. Pay on arrival. $15.pp

Michael Barrett will present the intriguing details of the life of Russell Sage. A quintessential Robber Baron of the Gilded Age, Sage was most likely the wealthiest man in America at the time of his death in 1906. His wife’s reaction to his passing is one of the greatest stories of philanthropic retaliation in American history. Light refreshments will follow.

Presented by the Friends of Oakwood, a 501(c)3 non-profit volunteer group working to support the preservation and maintenance of the non-sectarian chapel and grounds of Troy’s still-active historic 19th C. Oakwood Cemetery. New members are always welcome.


$15.pp Call to register 518-328-0090 Pay on arrival.

Wild Women Of Oakwood: North of the Ponds

Saturday August 10th at 9am the Friends of Oakwood presents a tour in a new area of the cemetery. Troy City and Rensselaer County Historian Kathy Sheehan will lead us to the grave-sites of some of the women who were the movers and shakers of our county history. These women were a force to contend with – suffragists, philanthropists and more.

We will meet at the chapel flagpole then caravan to the tour site. Call to register: 518-328-0090. Pay on arrival. $15.pp Children under 12, free. Check our Facebook page for updates if weather is a concern: oakwood cemetery troy ny.

Oakwood Cemetery aka the Troy Cemetery Association is a non-sectarian, not-for-profit cemetery founded in 1848 and still active today. For information call 518-272-7520.

Brunswick Cares Food Pantry Kid’s Summer Meal Bags

The Brunswick Cares Food Pantry is offering “Kids Meal Bags” this summer to our registered families beginning Saturday, June 22nd, and continuing through Saturday, August 31st.

Kids Meal Bags will be distributed to families of school age children during our normal pantry hours on Tuesdays and Saturdays. Limit one bag per child per week.

Our Pantry is located at Brunswick Church, 42 White Church Lane, Troy, NY 12180.

Literacy Volunteers Are Needed!

Troy, N.Y.:  A Tutor Training Workshop will begin in Troy on September 9th. To learn about tutoring and many other ways to help, attend a free Volunteer Opportunities Information Session (pick one date):  Wednesday, August 14, 12:00-1:00 p.m.; or Monday, August 26, 6:00-7:00 p.m. All meetings will be held at the LVORC office, 71 First Street, Third Floor, Troy, N.Y.

LVORC is looking for volunteer tutors to be paired with adult learners, reading mentors for Everybody WINS! Power Lunch, math and computer tutors, and events volunteers. As a volunteer you can develop new skills, make friends, and see how your efforts make a difference in your community.  To register, call 518 244-4650.

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