Around Troy 09.12.19

Adult Scavenger Hunt On Friday The 13th!

Are you superstitious? Would you dare to participate in a cemetery event on Friday the 13th? The Friends of Oakwood will hold an Adult Scavenger Hunt on Friday September 13th from 5:00 to 7:30pm. Call to register 518-328-0090 Pay on arrival $15.pp There will be prizes for the individual and team (up to 4 people per team) with the most correct answers in the shortest amount of time. Answer at least 13 clues correctly and you will be entered in a special drawing.

Sign in and pick up your clues and instructions at the Earl Chapel between 5pm and 6pm. Your start time will be recorded. All entries must be turned in at the chapel by 7:30pm to qualify for prizes. The hunt takes place within a restricted area of the cemetery, which will be marked off. Learn some local history while you’re having fun searching.

Oakwood’s Full Moon Twilight Tour – September 14th

On Saturday September 14th at 5:30pm the Friends of Oakwood will present their next Full Moon Twilight Tour. Call to register: 518-328-0090. Pay on arrival. $15.pp If the weather forces us to cancel, we will call you if you have registered. Check our Facebook page for updates.

Led by Oakwood volunteer Heidi Klinowski, we will start in the magnificent Gardner Earl Chapel, to take advantage of the western sunlight streaming through the vibrant stained glass windows.

Then we will walk to the monuments of some of Oakwood’s interesting ‘residents’, where we’ll hear their stories. Uncle Sam’s grave and the panoramic overlook at sunset are included highlights of this walking tour. And of course we’ll hope for clear views of the full moon.

Coming Next: Hudson River School Painters at the chapel, Sept. 18.

Children’s Day at the Melville House

The Lansingburgh Historical Society will open the Melville House located at 2 114th Street, Troy, NY 12182 on Saturday, September 14,2019 from 10 am to 2 pm, . This month’s open house will be “Children’s Day at the Melville House “. We will have children’s crafts including “LEGO Make your own Moby” (but only a few of those so come early). An exploration and description of our very own unique handmade doll house rendition of Abraham Lansing’s home; and readings of “Miss Hickory “ stories written by Hoosick Falls native Carolyn Sherwin Bailey. A $5. donation is greatly appreciated.

Brunswick Historical Society- Annual Tag and Bake Sale

Brunswick Historical Society is looking for vendors for our Annual Tag sale on September 14, 2019. Rain or shine. We are located at 605 Brunswick Rd in Eagle Mills. We will be offering a limited number of spaces (1)- 8×10 for free. Don’t miss out. Sign up now. Contact Tracy for more information at 518-279-3020 or email at

Oakwood Presents Hudson River School Painters, an Illustrated Lecture with Peter Jung

On Wednesday September 18th at 6:30pm the Friends of Oakwood will present a special new art program in the Earl Chapel. $15.pp or $10. for students (with ID) Registration is preferred but not required. Call 518-328-0090.

For the past 25 years Peter Jung has been the owner of a gallery on Warren Street in Hudson, NY, featuring traditional American paintings. He will share his expertise with an illustrated lecture on the history of the 19th C Hudson River School art movement of landscapes and luminists.

We will also hear how he recently restored the family gravesite of the great artist Sanford Robinson Gifford (1823 – 1880) in the Hudson City Cemetery.

Coming Next: Tiffany Windows, Waterfalls and a 100-mile View September 21 9am

Chicken BBQ

The Women’s Guild of St. Michael’s Church, Williams Road, in North Greenbush, NY is sponsoring a Giuliano’s barbeque Friday, September 27 from 4:00 – 6:00. The cost is $12.00 and it includes ½ chicken, baked potato, corn on the cob, coleslaw, roll and a homemade brownie. Drive through only. Dinners should be pre-ordered by Sunday, September 22nd. Drive up orders will be available on a first come, first-served basis. For tickets call Ann at 283-8714 or Maureen at 782-1860.

A portion of these proceeds will help defray the cost of shipping boxes to the military over seas and in hospitals, and to purchase bingo prizes for the veterans at the Albany Veterans Administration Hospital.

French Film

“The Jewish Cardinal”-Saturday, September 21, 2019, 1pm, Troy Public Library, 100 Second Street, Troy, NY, free, presented by La Fédération Franco-Américaine du New York. This movie tells the amazing true story of Jean-Marie Lustiger, the son of Polish-Jewish immigrants, who maintained his cultural identity as a Jew even after converting to Catholicism at a young age, and later joining the priesthood. Lustiger was appointed Archbishop of Paris by Pope Jean Paul II-and found a new platform to celebrate his dual identity as a Catholic Jew, earning him both friends and enemies from both groups. When Carmelite nuns settle down to build a convent within the cursed walls of Auschwitz, Lustiger finds himself a mediator between the two communities – and may be forced at last to choose his side. (Source-IMDb) For additional information, call the Troy Public Library at 518-274-7071.

Call Now For Oakwood By Lantern Light: A Living History Tour

Back by popular demand! This tour goes deep into Oakwood after dark with the glow of lanterns and luminaries to light the way. Experienced guides will lead us on a 1.5 mile walk to select gravesites. We will encounter historic interpreters in period clothing who will share their amazing stories. Almost all are different from the ‘residents’ we met on last year’s tour, including General John Wool and his wife, engineer Thomas Knickerbocker, and Ann Cluett.

Saturday September 28th

We have 4 time slots with a limit of 25 people per slot: 5:45pm, 6:00, 6:15 (and 6:30 which is already sold out.)

$20.pp Must be Paid In Advance. Call 518-328-0090 to reserve. Please speak clearly. Leave your name, phone, how many people and desired time slot. Your reservation will not be honored until we receive your payment in full.

If you are paying by credit card, do NOT leave your card number in your voice message. Someone will call you back for those details. If paying by check, make it payable to the Friends of Oakwood and indicate the tour name in the memo. You can come to the office during regular office hours with your credit card or to drop off your check. Or you can mail checks to:

Oakwood Cemetery

50 – 101st Street

Troy, NY 12180

Spaces are filling fast. Call today if you want to see this popular tour.

Dress for outdoor walking and bring a flashlight.

Thank You for your support.

Ultimate Shopping Trip Fundraiser for Hope 7 Community Center’s Food Pantry in Troy.

The 2019 Ultimate Shopping Trip to Pennsylvania departs from Dick’s Sporting Goods, Latham Farms, on Friday, November 1st and returns, Sunday, November 3rd.

Shopping includes American Candle, Kitchen Kettle, Bird-in-Hand Farmers Market, The Shops at Rockvale, Philadelphia Premium Outlets and optional trips to Tanger Outlets & Kozier’s Christmas Village. Accommodations are provided by Comfort Inn Lancaster – Rockvale Outlet, complimentary breakfast Is included with your stay.

Cost per person (based on room occupancy) – Double: $225/person, Triple: $185/person, or Quad $165/person. The fee includes bus, hotel, and driver’s tip. Limited spaces available.

For more information or to reserve your space, please contact Michelle at 518-590-6781 or

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