Events 07.22.21

Sand Lake Summer Concert Series at Sand Lake’s Butler Park

SAND LAKE – The Town of Sand Lake is sponsoring a free Summer Concert Series every other Thursday through September 16.  It is free for all to attend!  Concerts start at 6:30 and end at 9:00.  They include:

July 22:  Acoustic Rye (sponsored by the Sand Lake Business Association)

August 5: Schmooze

August 19:  Diva & Dirty Boys

August 26:  Beating the Odds

September 2:  Double D Trio

September 16:  Refrigerators

Bring your lawn chairs and join the fun! Food vendors will be on site. Social distancing will be in effect. Alcohol is not permitted.

Butler Park is located on Gettle Road, in the hamlet of Averill Park.

Vendors will be available.  Bring your lawn chairs.  Social distancing will be in effect.  No alcohol, please.

Capital Region Social Happenings© July Concert Series

CAPITAL DISTRICT – Friday Night Events at 7 pm at 435 New Karner Road (Hanover Square Offices and Apts) at “Hill” door entrance.  Weather permitting these events will be held outside. Open to the public at large. 

Friday Night – July 23rd:  Dave Gallagher on guitar makes a return appearance on our stage to perform your favorite songs.  He has a list of 300 songs for you to choose from. 

Friday Night – July 30th:  Carmen Lookshire, vocals and Joe Carrick on guitar will entertain us with a variety popular songs. They just released their new album, For Love, and will perform a few songs from it.  They perform on many area stages.  

These events are held in Colonie, We comply with all CDC safety measures.  Masks are not required if you have proof of vaccination.  $12 pp and that includes beverages and snacks. Hanover Square Bldg. at 435 New Karner Road (Hill Door entrance if inside). If the weather is great, the performance will be held outdoors at the rear performance area.  Free parking and handicap accessible. Call 518-452-6883 for info.

Town of North Greenbush Summer Concert Series

NORTH GREENBUSH -Concerts start at 6pm on Sundays and are located at Town Hall on Main Ave in Wynantskill. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets. No pets allowed. Current COVID precautions set by the CDC must be followed.

7/25 Brian Kane and Friends: Acoustic

8/1 Nite Train: Classic Rock and Blues

8/8 Darryl Daily: Today’s Music, Soft Rock

8/15 Blue Hand Luke: Classic Rock

8/22 Mike Miner: Country and Originals

8/29 Kyle Bourgault Band: Country

Redemption Community Outreach Giant Multi-Family Garage Sale! 

TROY – Saturday, July 24, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. New & gently used clothing and footwear! Household items, furniture, and appliances. Refreshments: hamburgers, hot dogs, fried dough, cotton candy. Something for everyone, including a lemonade stand, face painting, balloon sculpting, and more! Corner of Tenth and Hutton Streets in Troy. Rain date July 31st.

Music In The Park – Rensselaer County Rensselaer Senior Center Proudly Presents 2021 Summer Concert Series

RENSSELAER –  July 26th Gone Grey. Sponsored By Clear Captions FREE Captioning Phone; August 2nd Donny Elvis. Sponsored By CDPHP; August 9th Kyle Bourgault Acoustic Live. Sponsored By Rensselaer County Legislator Chair and City of Rensselaer Mayor Michael Stammel … From 6 PM to 8 PM, Riverfront Park Rensselaer NY. Rain Date Is The Following Night

We would like to thank all of our sponsors. Without you this series wouldn’t be happening. Call 518-463-2166 For More Info.

Community Caregivers’ Lunchtime Chat Schedule: July 2021

CAPITAL DISTRICT – Please dial-in and join us to hear about interesting topics – it’s free and easy to join! Simply call 518-992-6661. Or let us know if you want us to dial you in! 2021 Western Avenue, Suite 104, Albany NY 12203. Tel: 518-456-2898 Website: Email:

Friday, July 23, 1 pm Topic: The Port of Albany: Right here in our backyard. With Richard Farrell

Monday, July 26. 1:15 pm – 15-minute Mindful Breathing Break with Andy

Tuesday, July 27, 1 pm Topic: Services for Veterans and Their Families with Tess Thierbecker, Albany VA Medical Center

Wed July 28, 9:15 am – 15-minute Mindful Breathing Break with Andy 

Friday, July 30, 1 pm – The Forgotten War: Oral Histories from the Corporal Allen F. Kivlehan Korean American War Veterans’ Association

Patsy Cline is Coming to West Sand Lake 

WEST SAND LAKE – In celebration of the 25th anniversary of Jubilee Child Day Care, Salem Church and Jubilee are proud to present an evening of fun with Courtney Shayne Karl as the legendary Patsy Cline. Courtney, a Jubilee parent, and professional Patsy Cline tribute artist for over 10 years, brings life to the music of a great American performer. Magician Jim Snack, a local favorite, will also join us. 

Not familiar with Patsy Cline? Here’s your chance to learn why Patsy is an American music icon. In the 50’s and 60’s, she took country music to the top of the pop charts. Be transported back in time to when she graced the stages and air waves of America as Courtney Shayne Karl brings life to Patsy’s music and personality.  

Bring the whole family, bring all your friends, and bring your lawn chairs or blanket!  

Enjoy an evening of great music outside around the pole barn at Salem Church, 349 Shaver Rd, West Sand Lake on Friday, July 23rd from 6-8pm. 

Food truck and refreshments available. 

Tickets at the door $15, pre-sale $12, and children ages 5-18 $5, under age 5- Free.

Raindate July 30 No refunds, this is a fundraiser to support Jubilee Day Care and Salem Church

Contact the Salem Church Office to reserve your tickets and mail in your payment:

Call 518-674-3106, Email, message us on Facebook, , or buy your tickets online at

Free Movie on the Beach at Grafton Lakes State Park

GRAFTON – Join the Friends of Grafton Lake State Park and the Timberjack Boyscouts on July 23rd at 8:35 PM for a free movie on the beach. We aren’t allowed to provide the name of the film, however, we can tell you the it is a Japanese anime classic with an environmental theme and a strong warrior princess. The film will run just under two hours and the Timberjacks will be running a concession stand.

Help us to keep supporting these great activities by becoming a Friends Member or Renewing at:

$10 individual / $15 family / $5 students & seniors Supporting membership @ $35 (silver-contributing) & $100 (gold-supporting) Organizational membership: $50 (regular) & $250 (institutional sponsor)

July 2021 Meeting for the Capital District Genealogical Society

CAPITAL DISTRICT – Saturday, 24 July 2021 at 1:00 PM ET. Online Zoom Meeting. CDGS meetings are presently held on Zoom. Registration is free and will open to the public on 16 July 2021. See under meetings and events. There is a 100 person limit.  Topic: Discover Scottish Family History by Chris Paton. Our speaker will give an overview of the records needed to explore Scottish ancestry, noting where to find them online and offine. Paton will discuss church records, civil registration records, census and land records, and inheritance records to help researchers better understand their Caledonian heritage.

Register for 35th Annual Run for the Roses 5K Race in Grafton

GRAFTON – Submitted by Sandra von Schilgen, Grafton. Registration is open for the 35th Annual Run for the Roses 5K Foot Race on Sunday, August 8 at Grafton Lakes State Park. The event benefits Grafton Community Library, and includes a 2.5 Mile Nature Walk and Kids’ 1 Mile Fun Run in addition to the USATF sanctioned 5K race. The deadline for reduced entry fee is July 26. The Nature Walk steps off at 8 a.m., $15, day of race $20. The 5K starts at 9 a.m., $25, day of race $30. Fun Run starts at 10 a.m., $10 either early or day of race. All participants receive a free book and a rose. Fun Run kids also receive a Stewart’s ice cream cone certificate and a ribbon. Register online at or download application from, where you’ll find a description of race course and more information. Applications are also available at Grafton Lakes State Park Office, 518 279-1155, and at the Grafton Library at 2455 NY Route 2.

Live Theatre Returns to Sand Lake Center for the Arts

SAND LAKE – SLCA presents “Pipeline” by Dominique Morisseau, a drama that delves into the urgent issue of the “School-to-prison” pipeline that ensnares people of color. Issues of class, race, parenting and education in America are brought to the frontlines, as we are left to question the systematic structures that ultimately trap underserved communities. Performances are July 23, 24, 30, 31 at 8pm and July 25 and August 1 at 2:30pm. Tickets are $18, available now at Reserve your seats today! Directed by Siobhan Shea.


Summer Juried Art Show at Sand Lake Center for the Arts

SAND LAKE – Through August 28 on Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 3pm. This year’s collection was inspired by the song Hands by Phill Ochs.
Join us at our opening reception on July 24 from 





Tay Fisher’s Basketball 2021 Summer Schedule

CAPITAL DISTRICT   Tay “Firefly” Fisher, Siena College standout, Harlem Globetrotter, Firefly (2009-2019) and Kingston HS grad, returns to the Capital NY & Hudson Valley region to announce his 2021 summer basketball programs.
For anyone not able to attend the June Basketball Camp sessions, Tay says “I am looking forward to doing it again. New experience, new locations and new faces. Check out the info on my website, Tay and see if any of my upcoming summer camps work for you.” Camp Registration forms and more information can be found at Tay

CAMP July 26-30, 2021 (ages 12+) – Summer Camp at SUNY Ulster – The co-ed camp is open to athletes ages 12+ interested in improving fundamental skills. *Strong emphasis on ball handling, passing, defense and shooting, leadership techniques and work ethics are also incorporated. 9am-1pm ages 12+; 2pm-6pm ages 12+. The 5-day camp costs $272 for each student

CAMP August 2-6, 2021 (ages 7+) – Summer Camp The College of Saint Rose. The co-ed camp is open to athletes ages 7+ interested in improving fundamental skills. *Strong emphasis on ball handling, passing, defense and shooting, leadership techniques and work ethics are also incorporated. 9am-1pm ages 7-11 year olds; 2pm-6pm ages 12+. The 5-day camp costs $272 for each student. 

Note: State safety guidelines will be will be followed at ALL Tay Fisher’s Basketball programs, which includes temp check at arrival, mask, small group settings, etc…

More Info: visit      To Register:    Follow Tay on Facebook: @TayFisherBasketball       Camp Promo Video:

Need Peace? Come and Join Us for the Sung Vespers in the Spirit of Taize 

ALBANY –  Tuesday evenings July 27, Aug. 17 and Sept. 14, 7 P.M. at St. Matthew St. Paul’s Lutheran Church located at 1500 Western Ave, Albany, NY 12203. Sung Vespers in the Spirit of Taize is a worship service which uses silence, scripture, prayer and repetitive singing to quiet the mind and promote deep meditation. The Taize community was founded in France in 1940 to promote peace through prayer and meditation.

Consciousness-Raising Book Discussion 

CAPITAL DISTRICT – Tuesday, July 27 at 6:30 p.m. Join us for a spiritual book discussion. All are welcome whether or not they’ve read. This month’s book is The Laws of Spirit: Simple, Powerful Truths for Making Life Work by Dan Millman. Hosted on Zoom by Albany-Saratoga Spiritual Adventures. Call or use the Contact us form at for Meeting ID and discussion questions. For more information, visit our group, Albany-Saratoga Spiritual Adventures or call (518) 366-9918.

31st Annual American Legion Post 1489 Golf Outing

WYNANTSKILL – Saturday, July 31 2021,Pioneer Hills Golf Course,Price $100.00 ea.-Includes,18 hole shotgun scramble w/cart,Lunch at the course at 11:00 (hot dogs,hamburgs,mac salad).  Tee off at 12:00,Beverages will be available on the course,2 domestic beer chips included per person.Barbeque dinner following golf back at The Legion w/ 1Hr.Draft beer and soda.Prizes,raffles, auction and plenty of laughs.Sign up at The Legion 111 Main Ave. Wynantskill or call Bill McGuirk at 518-441-0013. If you don’t have a foursome,sign up and we will match you up.Proceeds to benefit Sons of The Legion charities.

Rocktoga Benefit

CAPITAL DISTRICT – The Melodies Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders at Albany Med present Rocktoga. All day multi-band music benefit. Sunday, August 1st, 12pm-6pm. Malta Drive In, 2785  US Rt. 9, Malta, NY 12020. Featuring Big Sky Country, Grand Central Station, Jocamo, Superposition also a few surprise special guests. Food trucks, stock cars, childrens activities, raffles, Win and electric guitar! $25 per carload in advance. $30 at the door. For info: Craig Warner, 518-727-4279.

Ch. 60, Korean War Veterans Assoc. Hosting a BBQ 

CAPITAL DISTRICT – Ch. 60, Korean War Veterans Assoc.. will be hosting a BBQ at 12:00 noon, on Thurs., Aug. 5, followed by a short meeting..  Members interested in attending are  asked to call Carole Waldron at 518-584-4362, by Aug.2nd.  Veterans who served anywhere during the Korean War, in Korea at any time, spouses, widows, family and friends are all invited to attend.  For further information or an application to join the organization, please contact Comm. Paul O”Keefe at 584-603-4186.  Annual dues for veterans are $10 and $5 for all others.

Extension Offers “How To Succeed With Squash”

RENSSELAER COUNTY – Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rensselaer County will present the program “How To Succeed With Squash” on Tuesday, August 3, from 7:00 to 8:00 PM.  From acorn to butternut and hubbard to delicata, everyone loves flavorful, delicious squash.  Join Master Gardener Nancy Scott and her volunteer colleagues for a discussion on how to grow squash, the varieties available, and possible pest problems.  We’ll take a look at the squash growing in the Demonstration Garden and answer your questions, too.

This program is FREE to the public and will be held outdoors at the Demonstration Garden at the Robert C. Parker School, 4254 Route 43, North Greenbush. Rain or inclement weather at the start of the program may cancel it.  Limited seating provided; bring your lawn chair.  For more information contact Cornell Cooperative Extension at 518-272-4210 or

26th Annual Poestenkill Fire Company Car Show & Swap Meet Rain or Shine

POESTENKILL – The Poestenkill Fire Company, 182 Main Street, Poestenkill, NY will be holding it’s 26th Annual Car Show and Swap Meet on Sunday, August 8, 2021, 8am-3pm. There will be food, refreshments, vendors and door prizes. The show is free to spectators and free parking available.

Dash plaques will be given to the first 200 cars. 25 Trophies will be awarded as well as other special trophies; BEST FORD (In memory of Leroy Lester), BEST OF SHOW, OLDEST VEHICLE AT SHOW, FIREMAN’S PICK, LONGEST DISTANCE. Judging for best of show will be done by participants until 1 pm. Vehicle Registration Fee $10.00.

Vendors needed; 20 x 20 space, pre-registration fee $20 by August 1st, 2021. Day of event $25. Vendors must have a valid NYS Sales Tax Certificate. Make checks or money orders payable to Poestenkill Fire Company

For more information, contact John Windover (518-956-0621) or Bob Lester (518-424-4283).

Mail Pre-registrations to: John Windover, 2561 NY Highway Rt 43, Averill Park, NY 12018.

Kiwanis Club of Sand Lake, Summerfest Is Back!!!  

AVERILL PARK – Mark your calendars – Friday, Saturday & Sunday, August 27-29th. Summerfest is a three day extravaganza planned and sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Sand Lake with the generous support of many local businesses and organizations.

This is an admission free event that will feature great bands, thrilling rides for children and adults, fireworks, a pep rally for our local students and sports teams, a car show, petting zoo, tennis tournament, a visit from a Blackhawk helicopter with helicopter tours, craft vendors and a variety of food and beverage choices to appeal to every taste. Even more fun and exciting activities will soon be added. So circle the dates and plan to come out to Butler Park in Averill Park to celebrate summer by enjoying all the great music and fun-filled activities being planned.  

Kiwanis Summerfest Benefit Tennis Tournament Registration

AVERILL PARK – If top spin, back hand, drop shot and volley are part of your sport, then the Kiwanis Club of Sand Lake has a racket for you. Saturday, Saturday August 28th, at Averill Park HS courts. Registration fees: $20.00 for singles; $40 for doubles team for each category entered. Deadline for Registration is Wednesday, August 18th.

For additional information call Joe Behson at 674-8407 or
Bruce Perry at 674-2475


The Poestenkill Business Association’s Annual Auction Fundraiser 

POESTENKILL – The Poestenkill Business Association’s Annual Auction Fundraiser will be held Saturday August 28, 2021 at the Sullivan-Jones VFW Post on Main Street under their Pavilion. Viewing of all Auction items will begin at 11:00AM with the Auction to start at 1:00 PM. All participants will be asked to purchase a Bidders Number to assist in properly identifying the winning Bid by the Auctioneer. Selections will again run from interior home items including that rare, diamond in the rough long sought after keepsake to topsoil, firewood, mulch & stone by the truckload.   The Kitchen will be open from 10:30 AM to the end of the Auction with mouthwatering delights such as Sausage & Peppers, Hamburgers and Hot Dogs along with cold beverages including Beer. Activities for the children will also be provided. All proceeds will go to support the Poestenkill Business Association’s fund to discreetly assist Poestenkill Residents who experience unexpected emergency situations during the year. Please mark the date on your calendar for a most enjoyable outing and plan on attending the Poestenkill Business Association’s Auction on Saturday August 28th!  Thank you in advance for your support.

Malta Veterans Appreciation Program 5th Annual Charity Golf Outing

CAPITAL DISTRICT – Save The Date! Monday, August 30, 2021. To Benefit Our LOCAL VETERAN “Hometown Heroes” Register now. $150 per person/$560 per foursome. Saratoga Lake Golf Club. Call Renee Farley (518) 577-8863 or Jim Peterman at 203-257-1893.

Clinton Heights 19th Annual Reunion

RENSSELAER – The Clinton Heights Annual Reunion will be held at the Melvin Roads American Legion Post, 200 Columbia Turnpike on Friday, September 10th, 2021 (the Friday after Labor Day) from 3pm – 7pm. Please come and join us if you grew up in Clinton Heights, Hampton Manor, Prospect Heights, Clinton Park or Hillview in the 40’s, 50’s, 60’s, 70’s or beyond. Everyone is welcome. If you are in contact with anyone who has left the area, please give them a call also, This is an informal gathering. There is no charge but donations to cover expenses would be appreciated. Please join us for another great afternoon. For more information, please call Mona Orciuoli at 518-465-9564 or Pam Sanford Dundon at 518-766-9289.

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