The Sand Lake Garden Club, in conjunction with the CCE Master Gardeners of Rensselaer County, is hosting its first Garden Faire, Saturday, May 14, from 8-1 at Salem United Methodist Church, West Sand Lake. There will be plants (annuals, perennials, vegetables, and herbs), floral arrangements, new and used garden tools, garden decorations, baked goods, and several vendors selling their wares. There will also be a raffle for a quaint raised garden, a beautiful wreath, and a painted ceramic urn. Please join us!
Town of North Greenbush Summer Concert Series Announced
This is going to be an exciting year as we kick-off our biggest Summer Concert Series yet. Supervisor Joe Bott would like to invite you to the concerts on Sundays at 6pm at the Gazebo at Town Hall Park on Main Avenue (2 Douglas Street) in Wynantskill. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets and dancing shoes (or boots) and get ready for a rockin’ good time. This is truly a mix of different musical genres, offering something for everyone. If you have any questions, please contact Deputy Town Supervisor Kelly Hoffman at (518) 283-5313, x5. If concerts are canceled due to inclement weather, we will try to have it posted on the town website at www.townofng.com and the front sign as soon as feasibly possible.
6/26 – Harmony Rocks
7/3 – Donny Elvis
7/10 – Southbound Renegade
7/17 – The Refrigerators
7/21 – Jet Crash Billy
7/31 – Emerald City
8/7 – Harmonie Duo
8/14 – Kyle Bourgault Band
We look forward to seeing ya’ll soon!
North Greenbush Memorial Day Parade
Town Supervisor Joe Bott is proud to announce the Town of North Greenbush Annual Memorial Day Parade will be held on Monday, May 30th. The parade kicks off at 1:30 pm from Town Hall. The streets of Wynantskill will once again be lined with our residents as we remember our men and women who died while serving in the United States military. The parade will be lead by our local veterans who continue to work to ensure the fallen members of our military are remembered and honored. We are excited to once again have our veterans lead the parade and have received an overwhelming response by local organizations who also want to march in the parade and pay tribute on this important day. We have several marching bands who will provide musical entertainment while marching down the parade route which starts at Town Hall on Main Avenue, to Route 150, to Marion Avenue, to Brookside Avenue, to Main Ave and ending at Town Hall. Residents in these areas should plan for road closures along the parade route. Following the parade, we will hold a moving ceremony honoring our fallen soldiers in front of Town Hall. This is sure to be our biggest parade ever. If you have any questions or are interested in participating, please contact the supervisor’s office at (518) 283-5313, x5. We look forward to seeing you on Memorial Day.
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 – http://sandlakehistory.org/.
We look forward to seeing you on the 22nd!
An Afternoon With Len Tantillo
Renowned artist Len Tantillo, whose work has appeared internationally in exhibitions, publications and film documentaries, will be the featured presenter at the Sand Lake Historical Society’s Annual Gala, Sunday May 22nd, from 1 to 5 pm at Tighe’s Bistro Americain (TBA), 2703 NY 43, Averill Park.
Mr. Tantillo 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.
This year’s fundraising gala will be held at the newly-renovated Tighe’s Bistro Americain, located in the circa 1845 “Mechanics Hall” built to house workers at Albert R. Fox’s Rensselaer Glass Works, later serving for 165 years as a hotel, bar, and restaurant. Gala 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 a cash bar). Tickets and information are available at the SLHS website –http://sandlakehistory.org/.
Lunar Eclipse Star Party!
Calling all night owls! The Albany Area Amateur Astronomers will have telescopes to give you a tour of the night sky during this free program held at the Deerfield Pavilion. During the event there will be a lunar eclipse. No preregistration required. Enter via main entrance and follow signs to program– first left off main entrance road. Please drive slowly in the park at night.
This program will be held on Sunday May 15 from 10 pm to 2 am, at the Deerfield area of Grafton Lakes State Park. No registration is required.
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.
Sand Lake Memorial Day Parade & Ceremony
This year’s Sand Lake Memorial Day Parade will be Monday, May 30, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call or text (518) 322-9583.
Scott Gallerie at email@example.com or call or text (518) 766-6575.
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 www.brunswickchurch.org 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, www.slca-ctp.org. Submissions should be sent to email@example.com 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 www.slca-ctp.org or call 518-674-2007. Sand Lake Center for Arts is located at 2880 NY 43, Averill Park, NY.