Events 05.05.22

Historical Society Gala May 22nd

The Sand Lake Historical Society will hold its annual gala, “An Afternoon with Len Tantillo”, Sunday May 22nd, from
1 to 5 pm at Tighe’s Bistro Americain (TBA), 2703 NY 43, Averill Park. 

Our featured presenter this year is renowned artist Len Tantillo, whose work has appeared internationally in exhibitions, publications and film documentaries. He is the author of four books and recipient of two honorary degrees. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Marine Artists. His art is included in the collections of the Fenimore Art Museum, the Minnesota Museum of Marine Art, numerous historical societies, and corporate and private collections in the USA and abroad. He has produced over 300 paintings and drawings of New York State history. In 2016, he was elected a Fellow of the New York Academy of History. In addition to other raffles and auction items, the SLHS will offer a signed and framed print of Mr. Tantillo’s — “Autumn Hills” — for auction. 

The structure housing TBA was built circa 1845 as “Mechanics Hall” to house workers at Albert R. Fox’s Rensselaer Glass Works. After the glass works closed for good in 1853, the building became a hotel and has served as a bar and restaurant almost continually for most of the past 165+ years. The SLHS expresses its gratitude to our hosts, Kevin and Janice Tighe, for bringing the old Glass Lake Inn back to life!

This is the Society’s principal fundraiser for the year. Proceeds support SLHS programs, student scholarships, collection management, and other activities. Food will consist of appetizers, including quiches, finger foods, cheese and fruit platters. And there will be a cash bar. Tickets and information are available at the SLHS website – 

We look forward to seeing you on the 22nd!

Kiwanis Invites Everyone to the First Spring Fling & Kids Cornhole Tournament

Come join us Saturday, May 7th 11am-4pm at the Sky High Adventure Community Center for Spring Fling & Kids Cornhole Tournament.  Kiwanis will have our Food Trailer there to support Sky High ,our new youth-serving community partner. There will be numerous events for kids along with live music, magic shows, raffles, a silent auction, community groups and vendors of all sorts. There will also be the launching of the Getting Off The Ground Campaign to make the SHAC Center a reality!  

The Kids Cornhole Tournament will have Grades 1-12 with Awards & prizes for teams in each division!  Sponsorships and Cornhole Team Registration are available at: 

Please join us on Saturday, May 7th for a fun day for the entire family. In the event of inclement weather, the Spring Fling will be held at The Center the following day, Sunday the 8th. 

I Love My Park Day at Grafton Lakes State Park

Grafton Lakes State Park will be hosting their annual I Love My Park Day event on Saturday, May 7th. Volunteers will join friends of all ages for a morning of service on park trails, shores, and fields. The parks will thank their volunteers with tasty morning refreshments and a free t-shirt! Pre-registration required to guarantee t-shirt. Check-in is at 8:30am at the Welcome Center, with the event wrapping up at noon. Scout troops, outdoor clubs, families and anyone interested are all welcome.

Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy with the family afterwards at your leisure. Volunteering gives you free entry to the park for the rest of the day.

Pre-registration is encouraged. Register at:

Spots are limited. The event is free of charge and sign-in starts at 8:30am. The projects will take place from

Sand Lake Memorial Day Parade & Ceremony

This year’s Sand Lake Memorial Day Parade will be Monday, May 31st., at 10:00am. The Parade route is from Averill Ave. in Westfall Village to the Sand Lake Veteran’s Memorial Park on NYS Route 43. Ceremonies will begin at about 10:30. 

To attract more participation and attendance this year, we encourage all interested civic organizations, businesses, churches, community and youth groups and individuals to participate in this year’s parade. 

Our honored speaker is Colonel David C. Post (Retired), he was the commander of the 439th Maintenance Group, Westover Air Reserve Base, Mass. The group is attached to the 439th Airlift Wing and is responsible for the maintenance and sustainment of eight C-5M Galaxy aircraft, as well as the training and equipping of more than 600 aircraft maintenance and support personnel in 13 different functional skill areas. Additionally, the group oversees a regional C-5 minor isochronal (ISO) inspection dock, which is integral to fleet-wide sustainment of all C-5 aircraft in the Air Force inventory.

David is the Chairman of the Town of Sand Lake Planning Oversight Committee, a Trustee with the Sand Lake Historical Society, works with some on-line military transition groups, and involved with the “Make Sand Lake Shine” Town Wide Clean-Up. 

Refreshments will be provided by the Kiwanis club of Sand Lake.

If you have any questions or would like to participate in the parade, please contact, 

Bill Glasser at or call or text (518) 322-9583.

Scott Gallerie at or call or text (518) 766-6575.

Wynantskill Car Cruise

The Rt. 66 Car Cruise will take place on May 9th on Main Avenue in Wynantskill. Cars and bikes will be on display in the North Greenbush town field across from Little Big Fatz. 

This event will take place every second Monday through September. Come out for a great time!

The Gilded Age Arrives Again in Troy, NY

Please join the Greenbush Historical Society on May 22, 2 PM, at the East Greenbush Community Library for an illustrated lecture on how Troy’s 19th century architecture became an integral backdrop to the Julian Fellows HBO series “The Gilded Age.” 

Kathryn Sheehan, Rensselaer County and Troy City Historian, worked with the location scouts and production designer on locations throughout the city and provided information on how Troy appeared during the Gilded Age. Sheehan’s extensive knowledge of Troy history was invaluable in identifying major players at the time that represented “old” money and “new” money. This entertaining program will include behind the scenes stories that happened during the filming of season one. 

We look forward to welcoming old and new friends back to the Greenbush Historical Society as we resume regular programs and events. The program is free and open to the public. Because seating is limited, please call the library at 518-477-7476 to register.

Brunswick Church Vacation Bible School

Brunswick Church, 42 White Church Lane, Troy, NY announces that sign up for Vacation Bible School July 11-15 from 9:00 to Noon is now open. Children ages 3 through completed 5th grade are welcome. There is no cost to attend.

This year’s theme Monumental – Celebrating God’s Greatness

Kids will participate in memorable Bible-learning activities, sing catchy songs, play teamwork-building games, have yummy treats, experience one-of-a-kind Bible adventures, collect Bible memory verses to remind them of God’s love, and great crafts that will include a do-it-yourself designed t-shirt and photo souvenir.

Go to our website to register or call Dave 518-956-0957 to register by phone, get directions or for more information.

Green Island Rod and Gun Club-3D Schedule

Outdoor N.E.B.A 3-D Course ! 

Adults-$ 10, Youth -$ 5, Cubs – Free

Immediate Family-$20 maximum

Club Contacts: Shawn Bushey (802)338-0507, Ben Huff (720)212-5303, Frank Soucy (518)268-3368

Registration Starts 7:00 AM At the ClubHouse. Last sign in is at 12:00 PM. Our kitchen will be open for food,beverages.

Sunday May 22nd.

Sunday July 17th.

Sunday Aug 7th. (Shoot & 16th Annual BBQ)

Sunday Sept 25th (Last Day)

Please follow CDC guidelines for COVID-19

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

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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