Around Troy

Around Troy 11.28.19

11/14/2019 – 11/28/2019

Thanksgiving Pop-Up Tours at Oakwood National Historic Landmark – Saturday Nov. 30

Do you have out of town guests coming for Thanksgiving? Are you wondering how you’ll entertain them after you’ve done all the turkey dinner and Black Friday stuff? Here’s your chance to impress them with something completely different!

The Friends of Oakwood Cemetery will offer guided tours of the Gardner Earl Memorial Chapel & Crematorium at 1pm and 2pm on Saturday November 30th for just $10. per person. Children under 12 are Free. Registration is not required but is preferred. Please call 518-328-0090 with desired tour time, name, phone, email and number of people. Each tour will be limited to 40 people.

The castle-like Earl Chapel is a National Historic Landmark, boasting an interior of Victorian splendor including spectacular stained-glass windows, oak carvings and marble mosaics. You’ll hear the brief story of the young man who inspired this gorgeous building and you’ll see why it is a popular venue for intimate weddings as well as social events, memorials and funerals. You’ll even have the option to take a peek into one of the old cremation retorts! For Google map directions use 186 Oakwood Avenue, Troy. The Oakwood Avenue (Route 40) entrance is a short drive from Route 7East (Hoosick Street) in Troy. The Friends of Oakwood is a non-profit volunteer group working to support the preservation and maintenance of the non-sectarian chapel and grounds of this still-active historic 19th C. cemetery. The chapel is handicapped-accessible.

11/14/2019 – 11/28/2019

Calligraphy Class With Sarah Gabler (Repeat Class)

In the workshop we are going to be taking a quote from a book, or a poem and using creative and expressive lettering to make the words come alive with watercolor and colored pens. This class is free and all materials will be provided, but registration is required. It will take place at the Troy Public Library on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 5:30 – 7:30 pm.

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.

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CCE Rensselaer County 4-H Holiday Mitten Tree

The weather is getting colder, so stay warm by visiting the Holiday Mitten Tree, sponsored by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rensselaer County. Stop by the Cornell Cooperative Extension office between 8:00am and 4:00pm, Monday through Friday to grab a warm hat, gloves or scarf. All items are free of charge, so take what you and your family need. Donations of winter clothing items will also be gladly accepted. The Cornell Cooperative Extension office is located on the second floor at 61 State St., Troy.

For more information about this and other programs offered by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rensselaer County, please call 518-272-4210.

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The 63rd Annual Holiday Greens Show – ‘Holidays Around the World’

The Van Rensselaer Garden Club & the Hart Cluett Museum present: The 63rd Holiday Greens Show – Holidays Around the World! in the Hart-Cluett House. Enter at 57 Second St., Troy, NY

The Greens Show – A holiday tradition showcasing 12 rooms of the elegant 1827 Hart-Cluett House with holiday displays utilizing fresh greens, flowers and more.

Self-guided Tours Daily, Thursday, December 5th thru Sunday, December 8th. Noon to 5 pm

Free Community Night Thursday 5 to 8pm (Sponsored by Duncan & Cahill and Stewarts)

Crafts, Storytime & Santa! 5 – 7:30pm

Lantern Tours Friday 5:30 – 7pm by reservation only

Holiday Gift Shop | Decorated fresh wreaths & Creative Expression arrangements for sale

Tickets & Info: tinyurl.com/2019HolidayGreensShow.Historic Rensselaer County

11/28/2019 – 12/05/2019

Ilium Literary Club Meeting

The Ilium Literary Club of Troy will begin the holiday season with our Christmas Tea on Friday, 12/6/19 @ 1:30 pm, at the Troy Masonic Community Center, 39 Brunswick Rd, Troy. Our guest speaker, Thomas A. Kernan, will present the Colorful Story of Christmas Celebrations Throughout History. Guests are welcome to attend.

11/14/2019 – 12/12/2019

Invisible Cities Mixed Media Workshop

Join us at the Troy Public Library where artist and instructor Sarah Nenno Bowen will be hosting a two-part workshop in two-hour sessions at the Troy Public Library on

Wednesdays December 11 & 18 at 5:30 to 7:30 PM. Each session will be led by an excerpt from the book “Invisible Cities” by Italo Calvino, and each session will have its own excerpt. Read and respond to this piece of literature with the use of materials such as paint, paper, graphite, markers, and more to create a mixed media masterpiece. Register in person, online, or by phone.

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.

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

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 – 12/12/2019

Highlight Acting Troupe Presents The Christmas Carol

Highlight Acting Troupe presents The Christmas Carol, adapted and abridged by Harold G. Sliker. This is a play based on Charles Dickens’ heartwarming story of a supernatural life-changing experience. Ebenezer Scrooge, an elderly miser is visited by the ghost of his former business partner Jacob Marley and the spirits of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come. Come see Scrooge transformed into a kinder, gentler man. Performances take place at the Brunswick Grange, 7 Grange Road in Troy, NY. Performances are Friday, Dec. 6th & Saturday, Dec. 7th @ 7:30pm and Sunday, Dec. 8th @ 2pm. Tickets are $18 for adults & $15 for seniors and students. Please contact Ethel Levan for tickets at (518) 237-6936.

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 www.thetroylibrary.org The Troy Public Library is located at 100 Second Street, Troy, New York.

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