Cuisine 04.11.19

Sullivan Jones VFW Post 7466 Breakfast Buffet

VFW Breakfast Buffet, “All-You-Can-Eat”, Sullivan Jones VFW Post 7466, 25 Veterans Street, Poestenkill.

Rumor has it the Easter Bunny will be visiting us at the “VFW’s Breakfast Buffet” on Sunday, April 14th – 8:00 to 11:00.  Buffet featuring eggs, breakfasts meats, home fries, pancakes, homemade French toast, fruit cocktail, juice, tea and coffee.  Specials this month featuring Corned Beef Hash and Baked Ham! Waffles you can top with strawberry, apples, whipped 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.

During the breakfast, our Auxiliary is hosting an “Easter Egg Hunt”, 9:00 to 11:00.  Children 10 and under are invited and must be signed up by April 7th.  Contact Jessica (518)892-7649 –jessicavartigian@nullgmail.com to sign your children up for the Easter Egg Hunt.


Come to the “Welcome Home” Ham Dinner

Come to our annual “Welcome Home” Ham Dinner, sponsored by the Knights of Columbus at St. Henry’s Church on Old Route 66 on April 13th. Dinner is from 4:30pm to 7:00pm. We will be serving baked ham, scalloped potatoes, mixed vegetables, dessert & beverages. Price of the dinner is $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12, and $20 per family. Take-out dinners are also available, just stop by, no reservations necessary. All take-out dinners are $10. Proceeds help us provide assistance to many charitable programs in our community. Come and join us for a great time.

For more information, call 518-674-3965.


VFW Post 1938 Breakfast

Monthly breakfast at the VFW Post 1938, Poplar Avenue, Valley Falls, NY on Sunday, April 14, from 8-11 a.m. Menu includes eggs cooked to order, French toast, pancakes, sausage, bacon, toast, potatoes, biscuits with sausage gravy, fruit, juice and coffee. Cost is $8 (age 13 and over), $4 (children 5-12), free (children under 5).


Troy Elks April Dinners

Troy Elks Lodge #141, 134 N. Greenbush Rd., 518-283-1193

We need your support as customers at our April fundraisers so we can continue to best/serve our community. These funds will provide for many charitable programs.

Wednesday Night Dinners $11.00, Serving 4PM-6:30PM

Includes coffee/tea & dessert. Take outs available

April 24th – Roast Pork Dinner with all the trimmings

Friday Night Dinners $12.00, Serving 5pm-7:30pm

Includes soup, coffee/tea & dessert.

April 12th – BR/FR Haddock, Omelet Choices or Stuffed Pepper

April 19th – BR/Fr Haddock, Omelet Choices or Baked Lasagna

April 21st – Easter Brunch 10:30AM–1:00PM (Reservations Only)

April 26th – BR/FR Haddock, Omelet Choices or Meat Loaf



St. Anne Institute to Hold Annual Wine, Dine & Stein Fundraiser

(Albany) St. Anne Institute will hold its annual Wine, Dine & Stein Fundraiser (Co-chairs: Liza & Bob Tougher) on Friday, April 12, 2019, at Normanside Country Club in Delmar beginning at 6:00 p.m.  This year’s theme is “Broadway Bash” an evening of delicious New York style food stations, wines, craft beer, a themed silent auction, and music for the evening by Zuke Capri, Judy Wyle, and Crick Diefendorf.

St. Anne’s Community Partnership Award will go to Stewart’s Shops and Pastor Charles “Charlie” Muller; the Spirit of the Community Award will be presented to James & Kathleen Morrell.

St. Anne Institute (160 North Main Avenue, Albany) is a nationally recognized residential and community-based treatment center helping children and families in crisis in the Capital District and throughout New York State. To find out more about the event or St. Anne Institute contact the Development Office at 518.437.6563 or dsuto@nulls-a-i.org.


Giffy’s Chicken BBQ

The Kiwanis Club of Troy is having their annual Giffy’s Chicken BBQ on Friday, May 10th, from 4-6PM at St. Michael’s Church, Next to HVCC, in Troy.

You get a freshly cooked & hot full ½ Chicken Dinner with all the trimmings for only $12.00. Take out or Eat in.

Call Dean at 518-322-0826 to reserve tickets for that day!!

Treat yourself to a great meal, while helping the Kiwanis Club assist many needed kids’ projects in the Troy area!!


Grafton Trail Blazers Snowmobile Club-

Land Owner Appreciation Dinner

Landowner Appreciation Dinner, Wed., May 15, 2019.

Cocktail hour at 6 pm; dinner at 7 pm.

Lakeview on Crystal Lake- Route 43, Averill Park.

Non-landowners and Club Members welcome to attend at a cost of $25.00 per person, payable to “Grafton Trail Blazers Snowmobile Club”, PO Box 221, Grafton, NY 12082.

RSVP by:  May 7.

Samantha Robitaille 518-258-8311 call or text.



Rensselaer Senior Center Celebrating 49th Anniversary

Join us on April 11th at the Melvin Roads Post located at 200 Columbia Turnpike, Rensselaer, NY 12144 to celebrate another year of serving our seniors. Cocktail and Hors d’oeuvres hour 5pm to 6pm with a cash bar. Dinner served 6pm to 7pm; plated Roast Beef Dinner with Baked potato, sour cream, broccoli, cake and ice cream, coffee and tea. Dancing from 7pm to 10pm with music by Paul Slusar. Please call the center for more information; must have a reservation to attend. The Rensselaer County Senior Center is open from 9am to 3pm, Monday through Friday, (518) 463-2166.


Brunswick Elks Fish Fry Dinner

The Brunswick Elks Lodge #2556 located at 665 Brunswick Rd (AKA Route 2), Troy, will be hosting our Lenten Fish Fry Dinners on Good Friday, April 19th, from 5:30 to 8:00 PM.

Dinner consists of Fish Fry, French Fries, Cole Slaw, Cup of Clam Chowder, Dessert, and choice of Coffee, Tea, or Small soda. $4.00 children’s Menu available. For Reservations (not necessary but encouraged) call Mike @ 518-286-1645. Tickets are available at the door for eat in or take out while fish lasts.


Fish Fry Fridays

Transfiguration Parish, 50 Hillview Dr., Speigletown, will hold their Fish Fry Fundraiser every Friday during Lent thru April 12, 4-7 pm. Eat in or take out.

Fish Fry Dinners (made to order), Fries and Cole Slaw,

Macaroni & Cheese, Homemade Desserts.


Kiwanis Chicken BBQ

The Castleton-Schodack Kiwanis Club will be firing up its grills and selling its famous Chicken BBQ dinners on Sunday, April 14, 2019.

This is one of our largest fundraisers and the majority of the money stays within our community helping to improve the lives of local children.

The cost of the dinner is $10.00 and includes chicken, coleslaw and a baked potato. Dinners can be picked up from 12:00 noon until 4:00PM at the Castleton Fire Company located on Green Ave. in Castleton. To pre-order your dinner, or for more information, call 518-732- 4228. Walk-ins are also welcome.

If Chicken BBQ is not your thing, we always appreciate donations.  Give us a call or stop by that day. Checks can be made payable to the Castleton-Schodack Kiwanis Club and mailed to PO Box 42 Castleton, NY 12033.

Like Sweets? The Maple Hill High School Key Club will also be holding a bake sale on this date.

Interested in joining the Kiwanis and making a difference in our community?  Community members are always welcome to attend our meetings to see what we are all about.  Meetings are held every Wednesday from 6:30-8pm at the Schodack Diner. Please visit our website www.castletonkiwanis.com for more information.


East Greenbush Fire Company Friday

Fish and Chips Nights

The 2019 East Greenbush Fire Company Friday night Fish and Chips Nights are back. Dates for the Fish and Chips nights are April 12th and 19th, between 4:30 and 7:30 PM. Featuring fresh lightly breaded fresh haddock fillets, lightly breaded clam strips, and grilled hot dogs, each served on a bun with French fries and homemade coleslaw. Also serving New England and Manhattan clam chowder. Banquet Hall is located at 68 Phillips Road in East Greenbush. Call in your takeout orders after 3:00 PM….518-477-6503 or 518-479-4168


Brook’s Chicken BBQ

The Niskayuna Reformed Church will be hosting a Brook’s Chicken BBQ at 3041 Troy-Schenectady Road (Rt 7), 4 miles west of Northway exit 6, on Tuesday, April 16th, from 3:00pm-6:00pm.

The $12.00 dinner will include 1/2 chicken, baked potato, cole slaw, roll & butter and dessert or 1/2 chicken for $8.00. Take out only.

Proceeds will support local missions and charities.

Info: 518-785-5575


Eat Smart and April Birthday Celebration

Rensselaer County’s Everett Wagar Senior Center, 2 Roxborough Road, Grafton, NY 12082 will host Jillian Ludwig, Community Nutrition Educator with Cornell Cooperative Extension for our monthly Eat Smart – Live Strong cooking demonstration on April 12th at 11:00. There will be free recipes and samples for everyone who attends. Plan to stay for lunch (Potato Crunch Pollock) at noon followed by a celebration of April birthdays and a fun game of Trivia. Call to reserve a spot for lunch at 518-279-3413.



Special Lunch with Entertainment – Hoosick

Rensselaer County’s Hoosick Falls Senior Center at 69 Church Street, Hoosick Falls, will hold a Special Easter Luncheon (Fresh Pork Loin) on April 18th at noon with entertainment to follow by John Hill. All residents 60 and older are encouraged to come and listen, dance and sing along with John. All meals at the center are a suggested donation of just $3.00. Call to reserve a spot for lunch at 518-686-7561.


Special Lunch with Entertainment – Grafton

Rensselaer County’s Everett Wagar Senior Center, 2 Roxborough Road, Grafton, will hold a Special Easter Luncheon (Chicken Breast) on Wednesday, April 17th, at noon with entertainment to follow by Phil Weilewinski.

All residents 60 and older are encouraged to come and listen, dance and sing along with Phil. All meals at the center are a suggested donation of just $3.00. Call to reserve a spot for lunch at 518-279-3413.



Edward C. Swartz Senior Center Easter Dinner

April 18, 2019 is our Easter Special Dinner here at the Edward C. Swartz Senior Center, 1800 East Schodack Road, Castleton, NY. It starts at 12:00 noon with a meal consisting of Fresh Pork Loin w/gravy, dressing, glazed carrots, baked sweet potato, dinner roll, fruit juice and lemon cottage pudding for dessert. The popular “Gone Grey” will be providing great music for our entertainment. Following the music, we will have refreshments served by some of our senior volunteers.

Come join us to celebrate this great time of year and partake of a good meal, spending the afternoon with friends and music.

For reservations or more information, please call 518-477-6581.


Easter Bunny Pancake Breakfast

Schodack Valley Fire Company Auxiliary is holding an Easter Bunny Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, April 14, 2019, 8 am to 11 am at Schodack Valley Firehouse at 1553 Schodack Valley Road, Castleton. Adults $8, Children $3 (Age 3 to 10), Children 2 and under free.  Serving Pancakes, Eggs, Hash Browns, Sausage, Bacon, Orange Juice, and Coffee. Meet the Easter Bunny and other Children’s activities.


Easter Bunny Breakfast and Egg Hunt

Saturday, April 13, 2019, Easter Bunny Breakfast and Egg Hunt at the Pittstown United Methodist Church Hall, Old Route 7, Pittstown, NY on Saturday, April 13. Buffet Breakfast 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Adults $7.00, Children 5-12 $3.00, Under 5 Free. EGG HUNT 9:30 a.m. No Charge. Free plastic bags available or bring a basket. Picture with the Easter Bunny $5.00.

For more information, call 518-663-5607.


St. Jude’s Annual Community Service Award Dinner

St. Jude the Apostle Church proudly announces the 12th Annual Community Service Award Dinner to be held on Monday, May 6, at the Franklin Terrace beginning at 5:45 pm.

This year’s honorees are Mr. and Mrs. William Cronin and the Father James Clark. Volunteers of the Year Award goes to Frank Mr. Giuliano, lifelong Usher at the Church and Ms. Carol Larkin, teacher at St. Jude’s School for over 30 years.

There will be a live auction and a silent auction that evening along with presentations of the awards. Tickets can be obtained by calling the Parish Office at 518-283-1162. All proceeds of the dinner will benefit the Scholarship Fund of St. Jude the Apostle School for those in need of tuition assistance.


Hopes Kitchen Free Dinners

Hopes Kitchen will offer a free community dinner Thursday, April 11th, starting at 3:30. The dinner is an ecumenical mission by Hope Lutheran Church in North Greenbush and the Rensselaer Presbyterian Church.

The dinners are open to all community members. The mission is to provide a full meal to those in need and to bring community members together. There are no restrictions. Walk ins are welcome, and you can also call 518-248-5914 to set a time of arrival.

This month’s menu includes Baked Chicken Breasts, Mashed Potatoes, Maple Glazed carrots, Cole slaw, lemon squares, bread, butter and beverages.

Dinner is served at Rensselaer Presbyterian Church, 34 Broadway, starting at 3:30 and continuing until 6:30.

“The response to our March meal was wonderful, it just proved that this is a ministry that is needed and appreciated by the people of Rensselaer,” commented Jim Macris, Chair of this new project.


Knights of Columbus “Breakfast with the Easter Bunny and Easter Egg Hunt”

Join us for the monthly K of C “All You Can Eat” Pancake breakfast on Sunday, April 14th, from 8am -11am in Damman Hall to enjoy a delicious breakfast with the Easter Bunny! For ages 8 and younger, there will be an Easter Egg Hunt also starting around 10:15am. Don’t forget your camera to take a picture with the Easter Bunny for FREE!

Kids 5 and under are FREE, adults $8, kids under 12 $4.

The monthly event is hosted by the St. Jude the Apostle Knights of Columbus (KofC) and is held in Damman Hall at St. Jude the Apostle School located at 24 Dana Ave in Wynantskill, NY. For more information, contact the St. Jude the Apostle Parish Office (518) 283-1162.


Roast Beef Dinner & Bake Sale

Hope United Methodist Church is hosting a Roast Beef Dinner and Bake Sale on Saturday, May 11, 2019.  There will be continuous servings from 4:30pm – 6:30 pm. The family-style dinner will include roast beef, mashed potatoes, gravy, peas, slaw, rolls, beverage and homemade pie. The cost will be $14 for adults, $7 for children ages 6-11 and no charge for kids under 6 years old.  Reservations are advised and may be made by calling 518-279-9601. Hope UMC is located at 566 Brunswick Rd. (the corner of Rte. 2 and Garfield Rd.) in Eagle Mills.


Sgt. Walter A. Adams American Legion Post 1021 Chicken BBQ

The Sergeant Walter A. Adams American Legion Post 1021, Averill Park, will hold their Chicken BBQ, takeout only, on the 3rd Saturday of each month.

May 18th, June 15th, September 21st, October 19th.

Please tell your friends and neighbors to call and reserve their order of BBQ chicken. The most succulent BBQ Chicken you will ever eat. Pick up your order between 11:00 am and 4:00 pm. ½ Chicken or Full Dinner. Call 518-674-2309 day of BBQ.


A Super Soup Supper

Come have supper at the Nassau Reformed Church, Saturday, May 4th, from 4:00 until 6:00 pm. All you can eat for $10; try one soup or try them all! Not just your grandmother’s chicken soup! Graze your way through a wonderful assortment of soups, mac & cheese, chilis, breads and beverages. Children, age eight and younger, eat for free. Come, enjoy the delicious fare and community fellowship.

No reservations necessary. This event helps support the local food pantry, The Resource Center. If you have any questions, call Judi Markessinis at 766-3092. The Reformed Church is located at 43 Church St. (Rt. 20), about a quarter-mile east of the only traffic light in Nassau, NY. www.nassaureformedchurch.com.


Order Chicken Fight Addiction – Round 3

Place your order and fight addiction! The Church of the Covenant, United Methodist Men are sponsoring a Chicken Bar-B-Que with ALL proceeds to benefit NOPIATES!
The event will be held Saturday, April 27, 2019, from
4:00 – 6:30, takeout or eat in. NOPIATES is a local group in Sand Lake dedicated to raising prevention awareness and prevention of opiate addiction, providing support to those fighting opiate addiction and remembering those who have been lost to the disease.

Dinner includes: ½ chicken, potato, coleslaw, roll, pie & bottled water. Eat in or Pre-order at $10 per dinner by sending payment to Church of the Covenant, 3055 NY Rt. 43, Averill Park, NY 12018 or contact Ralph LaMontagna 518-429-7855. Donations accepted.


Hoag’s Corners Ambulance Pizza Night

The Hoag’s Corners Volunteer Ambulance will be having Pizza Night on April 19th from 5pm-8pm. With our ALL NEW PIZZA OVEN, there will be less of a wait time!! Toppings include pepperoni, mushrooms, sausage, peppers, onions and black olives. We are now able to offer FREE delivery within the Ambulance District. Place your order by calling 518-328-8113 or 518-794-0289. Pizza Night will be held the 3rd Friday of every month. The Ambulance Garage is located at 19 Town Garage Rd.


Glendora Vegetarian Club

The entire month of May, Monday thru Friday, the Go Vegan commercials to help the animals will be on Channel 6 CBS between 6:30 and 7:00pm. They are all new scripts you have never heard before.  We have made 66 different ads. Gregory Charles Washburn does the voiceover. On April the 25th, Thursday at noon, Glendora is financing a vegan luncheon for the class of 1946, Classical High School, Springfield, Massachusetts.  All of us are 90 years old, out of a class of 315, only a few remain, and out of those few, very, very few are able. You are invited to join us. The luncheon is being held in the International Dining room, Lee Hall, American International College, reserved parking.  We are being served Bucatini pasta with roasted wild mushrooms, diced root vegetable with an herbed vegetable jus, iced water and a vegan dessert.  Julia Dunn, morning anchor CBS Channel 6, is allowing Glendora to do a television portrait of her. Look deeply into the heart of a newscaster, people would pay more attention to the Electoral College if they had a basketball team.

~Glendora   518-610-5810



Family-style Roast Beef Dinner

The Valley Falls United Methodist Church at 16 State Street in Valley Falls will host a roast beef dinner on Wednesday, May 1.  Sittings are at 5 and 6 p.m., with take-outs available after 5:00.  The menu will include roast beef and gravy, mashed potatoes, vegetables, condiments, rolls, and assorted pies. Tickets are $12.00 for adults, $5.00 for ages 6-12, and free for age 5 and under. Reservations are recommended but walk-ins are welcome as space allows.  The church is handicapped accessible.

Call Sharon or Bob at 518-541-3039 for reservations and information.


May 1st Andrea Night at the Rensselaer Senior Center

May 1st – Andrea Night; Join The Rensselaer County Rensselaer Senior Center as we honor Andrea Siek, a passed member, with her favorite meal meatloaf and a favorite entertainer The Patsy Cline Experience. Dinner Served at 5pm; show starts at 6pm; must dine with us to enjoy the show. Sponsored by Richard Siek. Donation for the Meal is $3 contribution. Call for reservations (518) 463-2166; we are open 9am-3pm, and located on East and Herrick Streets, Rensselaer.


Pancake Breakfast

A Pancake Breakfast will be held on Sun., April 14th, to benefit the East Greenbush Fire Co., Inc. Held from 8:00 am to 12:00 noon at the East Greenbush Park Station, 68 Phillips Rd., Rensselaer, NY.

Serving: pancakes, regular, chocolate chip, blueberry, strawberry; scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, coffee, juice.

Adults $8.00, Children 12 and under $4.00, Children under 4 are FREE!

Visit with the Easter Bunny!


Roast Beef Dinner

Sat., April 27 – 4pm-7pm – Roast Beef Dinner, Stephentown Volunteer Fire Dept., Fire Hall – 35 Grange Hall Road, Stephentown.

Adult or Takeout $15.00; children 6-10 $7.00; under age 5 eat FREE!


German-American Club Spring Dinner Dance

Enjoy German food, drink, & music on Sunday, 28 April 2019, at the German-American Club of Albany, 32 Cherry Street, Albany when we host our Spring Dinner Dance. Doors open at 1 pm. Dinner choices are Rouladen or Chicken Cordon Bleu at $23 p/p. Live music provided by Paul Slusar. For reservations please call 518-396-5421. All of our events are open to the public.




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