Events 03.31.22

Free Concert – The Dissipated Eight

Friday, April 22nd, 2022, Averill Park High School

Auditorium, 7:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Sponsored by Kiwanis Club of Sand Lake



American Legion Post 862 Concert

Margo Macero. April 16th, 6:30 – 10pm. 379 Lake Ave, Lake Luzerne. No cover charge. Pass the hat.

Town of North Greenbush Easter Egg Hunt

Did “some-bunny” say Easter Egg Hunt? Supervisor Joe Bott is happy to announce the Town of North Greenbush Easter Egg Hunt will be held on Saturday, April 9, 2022 at 10:00 am at Town Hall, 2 Douglas Street in Wynantskill. 

The field will be filled with delicious treats and decorative eggs. Children please bring your baskets and hop on over for an “eggtastic” time and be ready for some fun! This annual tradition has seen thousands of children over the years come to celebrate Spring and visit with the Easter Bunny. 

This “egg-citing” event is being organized by Councilwoman Jessica Merola, chair of the town youth committee and Deputy Supervisor Kelly Hoffman. Please contact Supervisor Bott’s office with any questions. We hope to see you there.

Food Truck Night is Back in North Greenbush!!

NORTH GREENBUSH – May the FORCE be with you all on Wednesday, May 4th. The Town of North Greenbush will have our Food Truck Night. The night has changed, but not all the delicious food choices. We hope you can stop by and pick up dinner between 4:00pm and 7:00pm every Wednesday night. 

We will have several vendors from last year and some additonal new vendors here at Town Hall. The 1st night we welcome some special guests that will be walking around the baseball field where all the vendors will be again this year because of our opening date….MAY THE 4th BE WITH YOU…….The Storm Trooper Patrol will be greeting everyone back for the season. 

For more information please contact Janice Hannigan Kerwin, Town Clerk @ 518-283-4306.

The Kiwanis Club of East Greenbush is holding a Comedy Night Fundraiser 

EAST GREENBUSH – Featured are  national headliner John Mulrooney and opener Pat DaBiere, the show will be held on Saturday, April 9th, at the Melvin Roads American Legion Post at 200 Columbia Turnpike in East Greenbush.  

Doors open at 7 PM and the show will begin at 8 PM.  There will also be a Chinese auction and a 50/50 raffle.  Advance tickets sell for $30 or $35 at the door.  Contact Steve Van Zandt (518) 859-2875 or Vinny Catelotti (518) 331-3798 for details or tickets.  All proceeds benefit Kiwanis programs for children and communities.

First Communion, Prom and Wedding Attire at Thrift Shop

Thrift Shop at Church of the Redeemer in Rensselaer has an assortment of attire for your special spring occasions: Communion dresses, Prom dresses and gowns, Wedding gowns, Mother of the Bride dresses, and cocktail dresses. Stop in to see if we can fill your need. 

Thrift Shop is scheduled to be open every Thursday from 3-6. 

The Church of the Redeemer is an Episcopal church located on CDTA bus route #214 at the corner of Third and Catherine Streets. There is a parking lot in the rear by the Thrift Shop entrance.. 

Fr. Robert Haskell may be emailed at


Award-winning Author Sandra Cisneros Visits HVCC on April 8

TROY – Acclaimed writer Sandra Cisneros will visit Hudson Valley Community College on Friday, April 8, to discuss and share her work, including a new novel published in 2021. 

Open free to all, the program will be at 11 a.m. in the Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium on the Troy campus. Cisneros’s writing depicts the lives of immigrants trying to find their way in an often-unwelcoming world. 

Her coming-of-age classic, “The House on Mango Street” (1984), tells the story of Esperanza Cordero who is determined to build a future better than others expected her to have. The book is translated into more than 20 languages and is required reading from middle school through college across the U.S. Cisneros’s first novel in nearly 10 years, “Martita, I Remember You” (Vintage Books, dual-language edition, 2021), is an intimate story of memory and friendship. As a young woman, Corina leaves her Mexican family in Chicago with dreams of becoming a writer in Paris. Though brief, her time in the City of Light takes on a lasting glow due to her new friends, Martita and Paola. The women lose touch over the years, until a long-forgotten letter brings back Corina’s days in Paris with startling immediacy. 

The writer’s many awards include NEA fellowships in both poetry and fiction, the Texas Medal of the Arts, a MacArthur Fellowship, the National Medal of the Arts, and the PEN/Nabokov Award for Achievement in International Literature. She was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Letters degree by SUNY Purchase in 1993. She is a dual citizen of the U.S. and Mexico, and currently lives in Mexico. Time will be allotted for Q&A and a book signing. 

The event is presented by the Cultural Affairs Program in collaboration with the English, Foreign Languages and English as a Second Language Department. Per the author’s request, audience members must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination and wear a mask. 

Contact Debby Gardner at or (518) 629-8071 for more information.

Sand Lake Center for the Arts 2022 Juried Art Show Call for Submissions

Artists of all media are invited to submit up to two works for a juried show at Sand Lake Center for the Arts July 1 through July 31, 2022. Twenty pieces will be selected. Awards will be presented for first ($300), second ($200), third ($100), and people’s choice ($100). There is no submission fee for this show. 

Art should reflect the concepts presented in the song “When I’m Gone” by Phil Ochs. Song lyrics are included on our website, Submissions should be sent to in jpeg form by June 1, 2022. Selections will be announced by June 20, 22. Selected pieces must be delivered to SLCA by June 30,2022. 

For more information, visit or call 518-674-2007. Sand Lake Center for Arts is located at 2880 NY 43, Averill Park, NY.

Castleton Boat Club

Spring 2022 History Lecture Series

92 South Main Street, Castleton, NY 12033

Join local historians and USCG Licensed Captains at the Castleton Boat Club for an informative and enjoyable series on Castleton and Hudson River history. Admission fee of $5 per person. Light refreshments provided prior to the lecture. NYS COVID guidelines will be respected.

Friday, April 22, 6:30-8:00 PM – The Industrial age of the Upper Hudson: Join Rensselaer County Historian, Kathy Sheehan, for an in-depth look at the industries and businesses on the shores of the Upper Hudson. These are the industries that built the Capital District.

Friday, May 27, 6:30-8:00 PM – Steamboats of the Hudson River: Captain Stanley Wilcox is the author of the full-color book “HUDSON: FROM TROY TO THE BATTERY”. He is a USCG licensed captain and has worked the river for many years. In this presentation he looks at the boats that brought Albany and Manhattan together during the age of Steam Power.

For more information, or to preregister, call 518-708-7995 or email

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