Cuisine 06.06.19

Monthly Breakfast at VFW Post 1938

Monthly breakfast at the VFW Post 1938, Poplar Avenue, Valley Falls, NY on Sunday, June 9th, 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).


Annual Strawberry Festival

Come join the Greenbush Reformed Church for an evening of music, fun, fellowship and food at our annual Strawberry Festival, Thursday, June 20th, starting at 6:30 pm till 9:00 pm.  If God blesses us with good weather, we will gather outside of our Christian Education Building at 14 Hays Road, East Greenbush.  Rain won’t dampen our spirits as we will move our celebration to Chilton Hall, inside our Christian Education Building.  For many years, this wonderful festival has been a tradition in our church as we celebrate God’s bounty of the local strawberry season in June.  In addition to strawberry shortcake, with or without ice cream, and beverages, the local Yankee Doodle Band will perform for us starting at 7:00pm.  The Yankee Doodle Band’s music is made up of talented musicians and their style of music is enjoyed by everyone from the very young children to the young-at-heart.  We look forward to seeing you there!


Eat Smart – Live Strong Demonstration

Rensselaer County’s Everett Wagar Senior Center, 2 Roxborough Rd, Grafton, will host Jillian Ludwig, Community Nutrition Educator with Cornell Cooperative Extension for our monthly Eat Smart – Live Strong cooking demonstration on Wednesday, June 12th, at 11:00. There will be free recipes and samples for everyone who attends. Plan to stay for lunch (Liver Fiesta w/Bacon) at noon followed by games. Call to sign up for lunch at 518-279-3413.


June Special Luncheon

The Hoosick Falls Senior Center, 69 Church Street, will host a Special Luncheon (Chicken Pattie) for residents 60 and over on Thursday, June 13, 2019, at noon. The center will have music entertainment by Phil Weilewinski following lunch. All residents 60 and older are invited to attend this free entertainment. Come and dance, sing-along, or just listen to the music. Please call (518) 686-7561 to sign up for the meal.


Birthday Celebration/ Trivia

Rensselaer County’s Everett Wagar Senior Center, 2 Roxborough Road, Grafton NY will celebrate the June birthdays on Friday, June 14th, at 12:30. Join us for a nutritious lunch at noon (tuna salad w lettuce) for a suggested donation of $3.00. There will be cake followed by a game of trivia and Bingo. All Rensselaer County residents 60 and older are welcome to join the fun and laughter. Please sign up for lunch at 518-279-3413.


Sand Lake Baptist Church Strawberry Festival

Come join us for our annual Strawberry Festival at Sand Lake Baptist Church on Saturday, June 22nd, from 1-5pm. We will be selling strawberry shortcake, strawberry sundaes, as well as baked goods. All strawberries have been locally grown and freshly picked at Swartz’s Farm. Bring your appetite. We hope to see you there!


Father’s Day Breakfast

Celebrate Dad! Sunday, June 16th, 2019!

​Latham-Colonie Knights of Columbus, 328 Troy-Schenectady Road, Latham, N.Y. 12110​

​Free Gift to all the Dads while supplies last!​

​Menu includes; Omelet Station, variety of juices, coffee, tea or hot chocolate. Pancakes or French Toast served with warm syrup. Scrambled Eggs, Home Fries, Corned Beef Hash, Bacon, Sausage, Cereals, Fruit Cup, Bananas and breads and sweet rolls.​

​Adults $9, Children 5-10 $4 & Children under 5 are Free.


Unbridled Pasta Dinner Fundraiser

Unbridled Thoroughbred Foundation 501C3 Benefit Celebration Pasta Dinner with salad and dessert

Saturday, June 29th, 5-9PM,
Troy Elks, 134 N. Greenbush Rd., Troy, NY.

Entertainment by Laura Roth.
Reservations must be received by June 18th.
Donation $100.00 – no tickets at the door.

For reservations, please call 518-755-1813 before June 20th.
All proceeds go to save retired racehorses from slaughter.


Knights of Columbus “Father’s Day” Breakfast

Join us for the monthly K of C “All-You-Can-Eat” Pancake breakfast on Sunday, June 16th, from 8am -11am in Damman Hall to celebrate Father’s Day!

Also, 4 Tri-City Valley Cats tickets including food will be raffled off! All Dads get one free chance!

Plus, a volunteer with access to commercial genealogy services will be onsite to help you learn about your ancestry.

Breakfast includes “All-You-Can-Eat” pancakes, eggs, hash browns, sausage, bacon, coffee, juice, fruit, bagels, cereal, sweets, and more.  Can’t stay? Grab a to go container!!  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 42 Dana Ave in Wynantskill, NY. For more information, contact the St Jude the Apostle Parish Office (518) 283-1162.


Chicken Barbecue

The Valley Falls United Methodist Church is holding a takeout only chicken barbecue on Saturday, June 8. The menu includes chicken, pasta salad, baked beans, a roll, and a brownie. Pick-up will be at the church, 16 State Street, Valley Falls, between 1:00 and 3:00 p.m.  Tickets are $12 for adults and $5 for children ages 6-12.  Call 518-541-3039 for reservations and information.


Troy Elks June Dinners

134 N. Greenbush Rd. • 518-283-1193

We need your support as customers at our June fund raisers so we can continue to best/serve our community.

Wednesday Night Dinners $11.00 Serving 4PM-6:30PM
Includes coffee/tea & dessert. Take outs available

June 26th – Roast Turkey Dinner with all the trimmings

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

Includes salad, coffee/tea & dessert.June 7th – BR/FR Haddock, Roast Pork
June 14th – BR/FR Haddock, Stuffed Peppers
June 21st – BR Haddock, Roast Beef
June 28th – BR/FR Haddock, Liver & Bacon/Onion.


Free Community Dinners

The second Thursday of every month a free community dinner is served in the city of Rensselaer from 3:30 to 6:30.

In an ecumenical partnership, Hope Lutheran Church of North Greenbush, and Rensselaer Presbyterian Church, 34 Broadway, have combined and created Hopes Kitchen.

Thursday, June 13th, dinner will be Meat Loaf, Mashed Potatoes, Corn, Hawaiian Rolls, Coffee, Tea, Water, plus Strawberry Shortcake for Dessert, and it’s all free!

A recent addition to these efforts, students from the Rensselaer Middle School have volunteered to work as food servers. These young people bring a sense of commitment and dedication to the work. We are very thankful to have their assistance.


4-H Giffy BBQ

Friday, June 7th – Giffy Chicken BBQ Fundraiser at Capital Agway, located at 1333 NY State Hwy 7, east of Troy.  This fundraiser is coordinated by and to benefit the Rensselaer County 4-H Teen Exchange.  Take out dinners are $12 each and include ½ chicken, coleslaw, baked potato, roll, drink and cookie.  Reservations are strongly suggested to help assure a dinner is available to you.  For reservations, please call 518-421-2360.


The Rensselaer Senior Center Lobster Feast

Lobster Feast!  Jimmy Buffet Tribute, August 15th at the Log Cabin in Holyoke, MA.
Changes in Latitudes is the country’s premier tribute show to singer-songwriter Jimmy Buffet, the master of the tropical lifestyle. This Show is the ultimate beach party, musically transporting you to the tropical paradise, Margaritaville. Each show is good, clean fun, with conga lines, beach balls and leis. Tickets are $78 All Inclusive. Call Today for Reservations (518) 512-4026. We are open Monday Thru Friday, 9am to 3pm. We are Located in Rensselaer on East and Herrick Streets.


Strawberry Festival

Join us for the annual strawberry festival at Grace Methodist Church, Nassau.

Enjoy fresh strawberries, homemade biscuits, and real whipped cream while listening to music from the community band.  Our train room will be open for tours and we’ll have crafts for the kids.  Join us for this Nassau tradition. Shortcake will be served rain or shine!

Thursday, June 13th, 7:00pm

Grace Methodist Church, Route 20, Nassau.


“An Evening with the Old Lions” Dinner & Show

The Knickerbocker Mansion will be hosting “An Evening with the Old Lions” on June 15, 2019 at 6:00 PM.

We start at 6:00 PM with a Chicken Parmigiana dinner.

At 7:00 PM, we will join President Teddy Roosevelt and Booker T. Washington as they reminisce about their deeply controversial 1901 meeting in the White House.

Dinner and Show are $30.00 per person and paid reservations are required.

Please make your reservation at:   Eventbrite.com or call 518-424-9562.

We are located at 132 Knickerbocker Road, Schaghticoke, NY   12154.


Ham and Strawberry Shortcake Dinner

Ham and Strawberry Shortcake Dinner at the Pittstown United Methodist Church Hall (located just of NY Route 7) on Saturday, June 8, from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Eat in or Take out. Menu: ham, mashed potatoes, gravy, vegetables, applesauce, rolls, strawberry shortcake. Price: adults – $12.00, children 5-12 $5.00, children under 5 free. Reservations suggested – call 518-663-5607.


Dinner Fundraiser for Justin

On Sunday, June 9th, 2019, at 2 PM, Friends and Family members of Justin’s Army, especially, Steve and Jude Chiera, are hosting a Fundraising Dinner, at the Latham-Colonie Knights of Columbus Council at 328 Troy-Schenectady Road, Latham, N.Y. 12110.

Justin is experiencing serious health issues and is unable to continue working.  He has a young family including three children.

The Fundraiser will assist in family and medical expenses and much needed emotional support during his treatment!

A donation of $25 per person includes your Choice of Entrée; Roast Sirloin of Beef or Baked Stuffed Chicken.

Justin’s Favorite Drink will be featured as well as a 50/50!

For further information, or to make a donation, please contact Steve Chiera at 518 331-4431.


Lasagna Dinner

Van Rensselaer Star Chapter #256, Order of the Eastern Star, is hosting a Lasagna Dinner on Saturday, June 15th, from 4:30 to 6 pm at the East Greenbush Masonic Temple, 710 Columbia Turnpike, East Greenbush. The proceeds from this dinner will benefit the Masonic Medical Research Institute for the study of Lupus.

The cost is $12 for adults. Reservations should be made by calling Nancy at 518-477-7101 by June 8th.


SUMC Lobster Dinner

4 Course LOBSTER DINNER, Only $22, June 15th at Salem United Methodist Church, 349 Shaver Rd., West Sand Lake.

Menu: melon wedge appetizer, garden salad with Italian dressing, WHOLE LOBSTER, baked potato, corn, strawberry shortcake, non-alcoholic beverages. Steamed clams available for additional charge of $10/dozen or $6/½ dozen. Need to order with reservation.

Seating times: 4:00pm & 6:00pm. Take outs available 5:00pm to 6:00pm.

Reservations are REQUIRED by June 13th.

Call the Church office at 518-674-3106 or George at 518-603-1296.  Seating is limited so reserve today to avoid missing out on this fantastic dinner.  www.wslsumc.wordpress.com


Men’s Club of St. Michael Church Chicken BBQ

“The Men’s Club of St. Michael the Archangel Church, 175 Williams Rd., Troy (near HVCC) is sponsoring a Chicken BBQ on Friday, June 7, 2019, from 3-6PM.  The event is catered by Giuliano’s Premier Catering and the menu includes Barbecued 1/2 chicken, Corn on the Cob, Baked Potato, Cole Slaw, and Dessert.  Tickets are $12 for Take Out Only, available at the Church or by calling Barry at 518-283-4673 to reserve your dinner.  Proceeds help support the Men’s Club Scholarship Fund, as well as other worthwhile community services.”


SLHS Lobster Bake & Dance

Sand Lake Historical Society is holding a lobster bake (steak option) and dance at Crystal Cove in Averill Park, June 7TH at 6 pm.  Live music by TL Holloway Band. Cash Bar. $50 per person.

For reservations, visit SandLakeHistory.org or email Sandlakehistory@nullaol.com or mail check to SLHS, PO Box 492, West Sand Lake, NY 12196.




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.

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.

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