Events 04.21.22

Scott Connors to speak on Vintage Typewriters in the Digital Age

Scott Connors will give a talk on his passion, Vintage Typewriters in the Digital Age, on Sunday, May 1, at 2:00 p.m. 

He is owner and operator of Stephentown Typewriter Co. and will show some vintage machines and tell history of the typewriter and all aspects of it. This Stephentown Historical Society program meeting will be held at the Stephentown Heritage Center, 4 Staples Road, Stephentown, New York. 

The program is free and the building is handicapped accessible. For directions, telephone (518) 733-0010.

Connors is an author, musician and classic car collector, as well as avid typewriter enthusiast. 

He first came to be fascinated by typewriters as a writer. The author of two published novels, he had a desire to write on a typewriter. He bought a “backup” machine in case the first one broke. On finding these machines rarely break, he fixed up the backup machine and sold it, thus beginning his journey into typewriters. He began to specialize in machines from the 1920s through the 1950s. He searched out old typewriter repair manuals and old typewriter tools and learned some “trade secrets” from a small cadre of old repairmen. He has been able to preserve beloved typewriters for others, returning them to working order and their former glory while keeping them in their original state.

Town of North Greenbush Memorial Day Parade

Supervisor Joe Bott is pleased to announce plans for our annual Memorial Day Parade which will be held on Monday, May 30th at 1:30 pm, kicking off at town hall, 2 Douglas Street in Wynantskill. 

If you are a business in town, we would like to invite you to march or enter a float in the parade, honoring our veterans. For more information, please contact the Town Supervisor’s Office at (518) 283-5313, x5 or email

Earth Day Festival at Grafton Lakes State Park

Join Grafton Lakes for a family friendly Earth Day festival. Learn about the migration of monarch butterflies, the importance of pollinators, the impacts of invasive species, and much more. Partake in activities, demos, and crafts. Great for kids!

This year’s Earth Day theme is to Invest in Our Planet’s Future. Each one of us can make a positive impact from the small to the tall.

Following the festival will be a drive-in movie in the parking lot. The description for the movie will be announced (we cannot release the title due to licensing restrictions). There will be light refreshments available during the movie for purchase.

No registration required. The Festival will be held Friday, April 22nd from 5-8pm, followed by a drive-in movie in the parking lot. The charge for the festival is $3/person, ages 5 and under free. No charge for the movie.

The movie is weather dependent and can be cancelled due to high winds, rain, and cold temperatures.

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.

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.

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.

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