Events 04.07.22

Greenbush Historical Society Presents Characters of the Capital District

Please join the Greenbush Historical Society on Sunday, April 24, 2 PM, for Jill Knapp’s captivating program about three colorful characters that were once well-known to readers of local newspapers in the Capital District. 

Political correctness did not exist in the mid 1800’s. Newspapers could be relentless in their ridicule or attacks on local characters and minorities. On occasion, however, the newspapers could be truly supportive of unfortunate individuals who were trying to better themselves. 

The program is free and open to the public. Because seating is limited, please call the library at 518-477-7476 to register. This is the first Society program since the pandemic restricted public gatherings and we hope to see many old friends, members and guests on April 24.

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 Schodack Inaugural Easter Egg Hunt Set for April 16th

Grab the kids and bring some baskets for a fun filled morning on April 16th as the Town of Schodack kicks off a new family tradition with our first ever Easter Egg Hunt. Join us at the Schodack Town Park beginning at 11am as we celebrate the arrival of spring. Eggs and treats will be spread throughout our park for your little ones to find.

“This represents the first in a series of expanded recreational opportunities we hope to make available to our families over the coming years” Supervisor Charles Peter said of the event. “I want to thank the Schodack Town Board for their support and our Park Manager Kevin Konig for his assistance in making this idea a reality”.

For more information, please follow the Town of Schodack Facebook page, or contact Supervisor Peter at (518)477-7918 or

We look forward to seeing you there.

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.

Best-Luther Board of Fire Commissioners Budget Workshop

Best-Luther Fire District’s Board of Fire Commissioners will have a budget workshop on 4/14/22 at 6:30pm at the Best-Luther Fire Department.  303 Old Best Road, West Sand Lake NY, 12196

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


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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