Around Troy 11.07.19

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Troy’s draft riot of 1863

Join us at the Troy Public Library on Sunday, November 10th, at 1:30 pm for this local history talk. While the city of Troy was a bustling industrial center during the civil war period, the lives of her workers reflected the same social, financial and emotional upheaval that had torn the nation apart. Local economic and political disparity had led to the early and successful organization of labor, and related political affiliations. These factors were compounded by the enactment of the first military conscription act in American history, which included provisions that many considered to be onerously weighted against the laboring class. This turmoil led to what has been called the second most destructive draft riot in the nation, necessitating some rather unusual governmental responses. This illustrated lecture by Michael Barrett, Executive Director of the Hudson Mohawk Industrial Gateway, is a true story about the people and events that don’t always make it into the history books. This program is sponsored by the Troy Irish Genealogy Society.

This program is free and open to the public. Advanced registration is recommended. For more information and to register, call the library at 518-274-7071 or online at The Troy Public Library is located at 100 2nd Street, Troy, NY.

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Veterans Day Celebration

The Sullivan Jones VFW Post 7466 will host its Veterans Day Celebration on November 11, 2019. The Church Service will be held at the Brunswick Presbyterian Church at 42 White Church Lane, Troy NY 12180. The service will start at 7:00 PM Pastor Henry Kim will be the main speaker. There will be an open house at the Post, 25 Veterans St., Poestenkill, after the service all are invited to attend, there will be refreshments served. Please come out to recognize and remember all those who served our nation.

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Sullivan Jones VFW Post 7466 Breakfast Buffet

“VFW’s Breakfast Buffet” on Sunday, November 10th seving 8:00 to 11:00. Buffet featuring eggs, breakfasts meats, home fries, pancakes, homemade French toast, fruit cocktail, juice, tea and coffee. Waffles you can top with strawberry, whip cream, vanilla ice cream, or chocolate syrup. “Build your own Omelets” with ham, bacon sausage, cheeses, mushrooms, peppers and onions. Adult regular buffet $8.00, buffet with waffle $9 or buffet with omelet $11 / Children 6-12 $4.00 & Children under 5 free. Don’t forget to place your order for “Thanksgiving Pies”. The Auxiliary is taking orders until November 15th for 9 inch, apple, cherry, pumpkin or blueberry pies, $14.00 each. Call Nancy 518-283-6197 to place your order today!

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Free Spaghetti Supper in Lansingburgh on Wed. Nov. 6

FreeTrinity Church Lansingburgh will hold its 4th Annual Free Community Spaghetti Dinner in the parish hall, 585 Fourth Avenue, Troy, from 9 AM to 7 PM on Wednesday, November 6, 2019. All are welcome to enjoy spaghetti, sauce, bread, salad and dessert. Craft items will be available for purchase in the parish “Holiday Shop.” The dinner is held to honor the memories of Reverend Frederic Leach and Diane Leach. For more information, call (518)237-7831 or visit

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Piscataway Nation Singers & Dancers Perform at Hudson Valley Community College

All are welcome to celebrate Native American Heritage Month and learn more about American Indian history, culture and traditions on Thursday, Nov. 7 when the Piscataway Nation Singers & Dancers perform at Hudson Valley Community College. The free event is noon to 1 p.m. in the Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium on the Troy campus. Mark Tayac and the Piscataway Nation Singers & Dancers carry on the long-standing traditions and culture of their indigenous ancestors. The troupe travels from the Tayac Territory in Port Tobacco, MD with its colorful, educational and entertaining pow wow-style program of American Indian dance, drum and song. The Piscataway Nation Singers & Dancers also appear frequently on the History and Discovery channels, and perform regularly at the Museum of the American Indian in Washington, DC and at major Native American festivals throughout the United States. Successors of the Algonquin peoples, members of the Piscataway Nation were the first Native Americans to encounter Captain John Smith along the Potomac River in 1608. No advance tickets are needed to attend the Piscataway Nation Singers & Dancers performance that is presented by the college’s Cultural Affairs Program. For more information, please contact Debby Gardner in Communications & Marketing at (518) 629-8071.

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Literacy Volunteers of Rensselaer County Announces Fall Festival of Literacy

Literacy Volunteers of Rensselaer County’s Fall Festival of Literacy will be held on November 14, 2019 at the Hilton Garden Inn, Troy. LVORC’s student authors will be joined by Dr. Steven Sandler, author of Tea with Freud. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased at Networking with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will begin at 5:30 and the program will run from 6:15-7:30 p.m. The Fall Festival of Literacy is an evening of life-affirming true stories by our adult literacy students and tutors. Proceeds from this event will be used to provide free literacy programs and services to adults and children in Rensselaer County and nearby communities. For more information, visit

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Ninth annual “Pride of Our Nation… Pride of Our College” exhibition at HVCC

The ninth annual “Pride of Our Nation… Pride of Our College” exhibition, a display of military photographs and memorabilia loaned by faculty, staff and students, is on view through Saturday, Dec. 7 in the Marvin Library Learning Commons at Hudson Valley Community College in Troy.

“Pride of Our Nation… Pride of Our College,” a collaborative effort on the part of employees from several departments, is an ever-changing collection of official and family photographs and memorabilia of veterans and active military service members with a connection to the college, according to Alice Malavasic, associate professor in the Department of History, Philosophy and Social Sciences.

The exhibition, located in the Troy Savings Bank Charitable Foundation Atrium on the first floor of the Marvin Library, is open free to the public during regular library hours: 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday – Thursday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, closed Sunday and Nov. 27-30.

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.

11/07/2019 – 11/14/2019

“I Love My Library” Troy Public Library Fundraiser at Market Block Books

Market Block Books, 290 River Street, is graciously hosting a fundraising event for the Troy Public Library on Sunday, November 17th from 11AM-3PM. Market Block Books will donate 20% of all sales to support the Troy Public Library (no bonus book cards or other discounts will be available on this date.) Come out and support your library and get a head start on your holiday shopping! Make your purchase count doubly by purchasing an item from the library’s wish list and donate both the item plus 20% of the sale to the library!

Please feel free to contact the library at 274-7071 or 235-5310 if you need further details or have any questions.

10/31/2019 – 11/14/2019

Book Nook News

The Book Nook at Transfiguration Parish on Hillview Drive in Speigletown is open from 9:00 am until noon on Saturday, November 2 and 16, with the following half-priced author specials: Mary Higgins Clark, Clive Cussler, Debbie Macomber and John Sandford. Four great authors at a great price! Come check out our new donations. Thanks for your continued support. See you at the Book Nook!!


French Film Screening at The Troy Public Library

Join us at the Troy Public Library on Saturday, November 16th at 1PM as the La Fédération franco-américaine du New York continues their 2019-20 film series with the screening of the film “The Butterfly.” (NR 79 min.)

When eight-year-old Elsa and her oft-absent mother move into the apartment next to Julien, an ornery butterfly collector, the persistent and curious Elsa adopts the reluctant old man as her surrogate grandpa. But when Julien leaves town for a week-long hiking expedition in the Alps to find a rare butterfly, he instead discovers an uninvited companion — Elsa!

This program is free and open to the public. For more information and to register, call the library at 518-274-7071 or online at The Troy Public Library is located at 100 Second Street, Troy, NY.

10/31/2019 – 11/21/2019

Literature and Landscapes

In this class, led by artist Joy Ting, participants will read and discuss poetry and short stories, and then, create colorful and expressive landscape art using a variety of mixed media.

The class will be held at the Lansingburgh Library on Tuesday, November 19th, 4:30-6:30.

The class will run again at the Troy Public Library on Tuesday, November 26th, 5:30-7:30.

To register, call the library at 51-235-5310, visit at 27 114th Street or go online to

This project is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by The Arts Center of the Capital Region.

11/07/2019 – 11/21/2019

Hope 7 Holiday Vendor & Craft Fair

Join Hope 7 at Franklin Terrace Ballroom, 126 Campbell Ave, Troy, on November 24th, from 11AM-4PM, for our annual vendor & craft fair. This event will have over 70 crafters & vendors for all of your holiday shopping needs. The first 100 shoppers through the door get entered into a special door prize drawing. There will also be a variety of raffles, 50/50, bake sale, free admission & free parking. Proceeds from this event to benefit Hope 7’s food pantry. Bring an unwrapped toy for our pantry’s Santa Shop and receive 5 free raffles tickets! Carol’s food truck will be on site for all you hungry shoppers! For further information please contact or

11/14/2019 – 12/12/2019

Meditation Group at The Lansingburgh Library

The Troy Public Library will offer Meditation Classes on Wednesdays, November 13th – December 18th at 2PM.

Are you interested in learning how to relax your mind and body? Come to a safe place to let go of your cares and worries. Whether you are a beginner or an advanced student, all are welcome. Bring your ideas and suggestions to the group!

Contact Ray Reuter at the Empowerment Exchange at 518-235-2173 for more information.

This program is free and open to the public. The Troy Public Library’s Lansingburgh Branch is located at 27 114th Street, Troy, New York.

11/14/2019 – 12/19/2019

Guided Meditation

The Troy Public Library will offer Guided Meditation Classes on Tuesdays, November 12th – December 17th from 5PM – 6PM.

Learn a surprisingly simple yet powerful practice that can help your reduce stress, get recharged, experience overall improved physical health and possibly get you “blissed-out” all while sitting comfortably in a chair. Led by Michael Fuselli, with over 30 years of meditation teaching and practice experience. Beginners always welcome. Registration is encouraged, but not necessary!

This program is free and open to the public. To register call 518-274-7071 or online at The Troy Public Library is located at 100 Second Street, Troy, New York.

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