Around Troy 10.24.19

Run Once

The Butterfly

French Film, “The Butterfly”-Saturday, November 16, 2019, 1pm, Troy Public Library, 100 Second Street, Troy, NY, free, presented by La Fédération Franco-Américaine du New York. In this family-friendly movie, Julien (Michel Serrault), a collector of butterflies, seeks to find the rare Isabelle Butterfly at the request of his now deceased brother. Before he begins his journey to the Alps for this year’s search, he meets 8 year old Elsa (Claire Bouanich), a girl with a very unattending mother. Julien agrees to bring Elsa along on his search, not knowing that Elsa’s mother never approved or knew about this. (Source-IMDb) For additional information, call the Troy Public Library at 518-274-7071. Follow La Fédération Franco-Américaine du New York at and Facebook.

10/10/2019 – 10/24/2019

Table or Treat A Safe trick or treating

Melvin Roads is conducting a “Table or Treat”, like “trunk or treat” but indoors on Sunday October 27th, 2019 from 2 PM to 4 PM. A safe place for parents to take their children out “trick or Treating’ without heavy coats and flashlights. Inside “Hero’s Hall” sponsors will dress up, decorate a table and give out prepackaged items to the children. We are hoping to get between 25 to 50 sponsors. The post will provide Apple Cider & Apple Cider Doughnuts. A good time for all especially the very young and first-time trick or treaters.

10/10/2019 – 10/24/2019

Silent Film Featuring a Live Original Score performed by Bobby Kendall

Join us at the Troy Public Library on Friday, October 25th at 6PM for their Troy Night Out event, the screening of an original silent film accompanied by a live original score performed by Bobby Kendall.

Bobby Kendall will perform a live, original score to accompany his silent film, “Dreams”. “Dreams” is a fictional silent film meant to challenge the intent of aspirations and their effect on individuals and the world. The film follows three dreamers, each in different stages of their lives—one before accomplishing their dream, one in the process of trying to attain it, and one after achieving it. The film runs 35 minutes.

This program is free and open to the public. For more information and to register, call the library at 274-7071 or online at The Troy Public Library is located at 100 Second Street, Troy, NY.

10/10/2019 – 10/24/2019

Cyber Safety Workshop

The Internet has drastically changed the way that we interact with the world and it’s important that everyone understand what the cyber risks are and also know what to do to combat these threats. Staff from the New York State Office of Information Technology Services will be providing a great overview of the cyber threats as well and tips and tricks to maintain a safe & secure online life! This workshop will be held at the Troy Public Library on Wednesday, October 30th, at 6:00 pm.

10/10/2019 – 10/24/2019

Life Writing Master Class and Reading with Poet Craig Czury

Join us at the Troy Public Library on Saturday, October 26th. Internationally renowned poet and masterclass leader, Craig Czury, will be at the library, to present a Life Writing Masterclass and Poetry Reading on Saturday, October 26, 2019. The Masterclass will be held from 10:00-11:30 am, followed by the Poetry Reading from 12:00-1:00 pm.

This event is funded in part by Poets & Writers, with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

You may attend one or both sessions. This program is free and open to the public. For more information and to register, call the library at 274-7071 or online at The Troy Public Library is located at 100 Second Street, Troy, NY.

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

10/03/2019 – 10/31/2019

Caves and Caverns of New York State

Join us Wednesday, November 6th, at 6:00 pm at the Troy Public Library when Bill Cotrofeld will speak about the caves of New York State, how they were formed, early explorers and caving equipment and safety, along with a video presentation.

Bill and two high school friends in Albany, NY became interested in cave exploring (commonly known as “spelunking”), after finding a book in the Albany Public Library titled “Underground Empire” by Clay Perry of Pittsfield, Mass. Using the cave information in the book they then turned to the New York State Museum Geology Bulletins for the areas mentioned to try and locate the caves themselves. They found two early NYSM publications that had entire chapters written on the caves in several areas of New York State. Together with USGS topographic maps and the NYS Museum information they were able to locate virtually all of the now famous caves in New York State. Next was a trip to the Army- Navy Store to purchase helmets, carbide lamps, boots, etc. For the next four years Bill and his buddies spent just about every free weekend exploring the caves in the Helderberg Mountains and Schoharie Valley.

In 1956 Bill joined the National Speleological Society (NSS), an International organization composed of people interested in the study of caves (speleology) and exploring caves. Bill received his Life Membership in the NSS at his 50-Year milestone , and is now approaching his 65-Year Membership.

This program is free and open to the public. The Library is located at 100 2nd Street, Troy NY 12180.

10/18/2019 – 11/14/2019

Lansingburgh Historical Society Annual Holiday Party and Talk

Lansingburgh Historical Society’s Annual Holiday party,talk and raffle will be Thursday, November 21, 2019 once again at the Van Schaick Country Club 201 Continental Ave., Cohoes, NY 12047. “The Anti Rent Strikers of the 1800’s” will be presented by well known and lively historian speaker, Michael Barrett at 7:00 pm. Dinner at 5:30 by reservation only to Max 410 at The Van Schaick Country Club, 518-237-0145. Basket raffles, 50-50 and a raffle of beautiful Holiday Dishes to follow. Admission is $15 at the door you will be given a free raffle ticket with the cost of admission. Any questions or concerns call John or Mary Ellen Ward at 518-885-4295. Proceeds from this event helps the Society maintain the history of Lansingburgh and maintenance on the House

10/10/2019 – 11/14/2019

Yoga Program –Troy Public Library

The Troy Public Library’s Lansingburgh Branch in conjunction with the Troy YMCA, will offer Yoga classes on Wednesdays, October 16th – November 20th at 5:30PM. This is an all-level yoga class that will invigorate your body and reduce stress. You will experience traditional yoga poses, stretching, breathing and relaxation techniques which will improve your flexibility, balance, strength and overall wellness. Please bring your own mat.

This program is free and open to the public. Please register by calling the library at 235-5310 or online at The Troy Public Library’s Lansingburgh Branch is located at 27 114th Street , Troy, New York.

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