Events 06.16.22

Strawberry Festival to Benefit Stephentown Historical Society

Once again, Strawberry Shortcake will be the star at the 40th Annual Strawberry Festival to be held June 26th at Gardner’s Ice Cream and Coffee Shoppe. Gardner’s is located at 15879 NY Route 22 in Stephentown (just south of the traffic light at the intersection with Route 43). This is a fund raiser for the Stephentown Historical Society and will run from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. Fresh strawberries will be served on your choice of sponge cake or homemade biscuits with whipped cream, or add ice cream for “the works”! Homemade strawberry rhubarb pies will also be available for purchase – choose “a la mode” or take home a whole pie! In addition, you will find various historical albums, t-shirts, and other Historical Society memorabilia. For additional information, contact 732-841-3457 or 518-733-5923.

The Stephentown Strawberry Festival began in 1982 when the Historical Society was still in its infancy and preparing for the town’s 1984 bicentennial celebration. Over the years, as close as we can tell, volunteers from the society have prepared and served up over 8000 servings of this summer favorite. We hope to see you there!

The SVFD’s Car Show Is Happening On Saturday, August 20, 2022.

Cruise on down to Stephentown on Saturday, August 20 to check out the Stephentown Volunteer Fire Department’s Car Show from 10 AM – 2 PM. 

Antique Autos, Classic Cars, Antique Tractors, Hot Rods, and Antique Fire Trucks! Plus food, vendors, and raffles. There is something for everyone to enjoy.

The entry fee for vehicles is just $10. Door prizes and trophies will be awarded. Walk-ins and spectators enter for free, but a donation is suggested.

Vendors are also welcome; tables are available for $10. If you are interested in reserving a spot, please email us at

RAIN DATE: Sunday, August 21

Sand Lake Center for the Arts

Sand Lake Center for the Arts presents Wine & Sweets on June 28 from 6-8pm. Come and join SLCA and this event’s sponsors, Nancy and Michael Perry, Susanne and Steve Keller, Raona and John Roy, and Sean and Andrea Fagan to sample wines donated by Joseph Carr from Josh Cellars and sweets by Piping Dreams. Tickets are $20 each and include 2 glasses of wine and select sweets tastings. Reserve your spot today at or by calling the office at 518-674-2007.

 Sand Lake Center for the Arts has summer camps still available for your children grades 6 – 12:

Script to Screen runs August 1 – 5 from 9am – 3pm. Campers spend the week making an original film with Westfield Productions.

Theater Camp runs August 8 – 12 from 9am – 3pm. Campers will spend the week conceptualizing, writing, producing and acting in an original piece of theater with Brian Sheldon.

Each camp costs $100 per child. Sign up on or by calling the office at 518-674-2007.

 Sand Lake Center for the Arts announces auditions for The Lyons by Nicky Silver, directed by Dennis Skiba. Auditions will be held June 27 and 29 at 6:30 pm at SLCA. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. See for a list of available roles and a description of the play. Production dates for the play are September 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18 at SLCA.

Rensselaer Alumni Association Star Wars Night Valley Cat Game & Picnic

The Alumni Association of the City of Rensselaer is organizing a picnic and Tri-City Valley Cat Game on July 23rd for their Star Wars Night. You do not have to be a member to go. The picnic begins at 6 pm in the pavilion, and the game will follow. Tickets are $30 for adults and $25 for kids. 

Tickets include a picnic dinner that includes pulled pork and chicken with all of the fixings and your ticket to the game. Fireworks will follow the game. This is our first event to organize, and we hope you will be a part of the fun. The deadline to purchase tickets is June 15th. Please send your check made payable to The Rensselaer Alumni Association to: Rensselaer Alumni Association, Rensselaer High School, 25 Van Rensselaer Drive, Rensselaer, NY 12144. If you have any questions please contact D. Wright at or D. Roberts at Come join the fun!

Summer Garage and Rummage Sale

Saratoga Springs United Methodist Church at 175 Fifth Ave will welcome the season with our Summer Garage and Rummage Sale. 

The sale will take place from 8 AM to 4 PM Friday, June 24 and 8 AM to 11 AM Saturday, June 25. Donated items can be dropped off at the church 9 AM to 7 PM June 22 and 23. Please no exercise equipment or heavy TVs.

Poestenkill Historical Society Annual Concert-on-the Green

On Sunday afternoon, June 26th, from l to 4PM we are pleased to announce we will be holding our annual concert. Keller & McGowan Duo will be performing for us again this year. It will be held on the Town Hall lawn. This will be held rain or shine – we have a large canopy. Don’t forget to bring your chairs or blanket. Light refreshments will be available. Hope to see you all there!

Nassau July 4th Party

The community is invited to celebrate July 4th Independence Day on the lawn of Grace United Methodist Church, Nassau, from 11:00am to 2:00pm. 

The Hudson Valley-Berkshires Interfaith Network together with Grace UMC will host the event which will also recognize Pastor Dion Marquit’s years of service in Nassau. Beef hot dogs, watermelon and ice cream will be provided by the organizers. Guests are asked to BYO chair, and a food item (salad, dessert, etc.) to share with the group. 

This is an alcohol-free event. Gather with us and your neighbors as we celebrate our American tradition of religious freedom, peace, and recognizing the unity of all in these United States. There will be a reading of the Declaration of Independence at 12:30 by volunteers. Music from 1:00 to 2:00 with the Church Street Stompers. In the event of inclement weather, activities will be moved indoors at the Church.

Curtis Lumber’s 12th Annual PetAPalooza Pet Adoption Day!

Saturday, June 18, 2022

Whether you currently own a pet or are looking to adopt, we invite you to join us for a day of fur and fun at Curtis Lumber’s 12th Annual PetAPalooza Pet Adoption Day from 10am-3pm!  

Meet adoptable animals from local shelters and rescue groups who are eager to meet you, your family, and your current pets at Curtis Lumber in Ballston Spa, East Greenbush, and Queensbury.  Dogs, Cats, Birds, Rabbits and more will be available for adoption. (Selection varies per store)  Veterinarians, per service providers and pet non-profits will also be in attendance offering valuable discounts on their products and services.  Curtis Lumber’s Ballston Spa store will also host Steve Caporizzo’s WTEN Pet Connection, Benson’s Pet Center, Live Acoustic Musician, Jim McArdle and will also have a 50/50 raffle and food trucks available.  Bring your family and your pets to one Curtis Lumber location or all three throughout the day to find a new furry friend! 

Last year’s event resulted in over 300+ pets finding forever homes!  For full details visit www.clpetapalooza or  

To Love A Child Announces 2nd Annual Nine And Dine Charity Golf Scramble
Seeks Golfers, Sponsors And In-Kind Donations

CLIFTON PARK – To Love A Child announces it’s Second Annual Nine and Dine Golf Scramble on Friday, July 22, 2022 at the Fairways of Halfmoon Golf Course to benefit two special programs.  The Thyme to Thrive Educational Program in the Capital Region, which focuses on slowly transitioning individuals of all ages into a healthier lifestyle thru mini camps and workshops for kids and teens. The second program is Food Forests & Clean Water in Zimbabwe where we will be planting indigenous trees, vegetable gardens, and fruit bearing bushes to enhance the country’s health, food sources, and maintain the natural balance of life between animals, plants, fungi, and micro-organisms. 

Golfers are welcome to sign up for golf and non-golfers are encouraged to join us for dinner.

Advance registration is a must as limited spots are available. $85 per person includes 9 holes of golf with cart, prizes and a delicious dinner. Dinner only attendees are $45 per person with cocktails and dinner at 6:15 pm. 

Sponsor opportunities are available: Dinner Sponsor $500, $250 Cocktail Sponsor, Contest and Prize Sponsors, Golf favor bag in-kind donations are available. Wonderful opportunity to promote your business to local attendees and support children.

Visit for more detailed information on this fun filled event and for registration and sponsor forms. Send sponsor donations and golfer registration forms to PO Box 165, Clifton Park, NY 12065. Questions? Call 518-859-4424 or email We thank you for your support and look forward to seeing you on the course.

Strawberry Festival in Nassau

It’s that time of year again!

Join us for the annual Strawberry Festival at Grace United Methodist Church in Nassau.

Fresh strawberries, home made biscuits, and creamy home made whipped cream make up our shortcakes.

Come enjoy the berries, some local music, visit with your friends, and celebrate our community.

The Strawberry Festival will be held on Thursday, June 23, 7:00 pm.

Town of North Greenbush Summer Concert Series

Kicking off our first Summer Concert of the 2022 season is “Harmony Rocks” on Sunday, June 26th. The band starts at 6pm behind town hall in the gazebo at 2 Douglas Street in Wynantskill. There will be wonderful music for the adults while the children can play on the playground during this event. 

Last year, folks brought their dancin’ shoes and had a great time enjoying the fresh evening air while relaxing to their favorite hits. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and get ready for a fun filled evening in North Greenbush.

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 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!

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