Events 07.23.20

Music In The Park

RENSSELAER – Every Tuesday through the month of July from 6-8 pm. Rain date will be the following day on Wednesday if weather permits Rensselaer County Rensselaer Senior Center will host live music with some great talent at Riverfront Park In Rensselaer

July 28th – Night Shift Classic Rock and Blues a Night You are guaranteed to enjoy and not soon forget. Sponsored By Lyons Funeral Home

August 4th  – Our closing concert will be Donny Elvis’s memorable tribute to Elvis sponsored by CDPHP in memory of Wayne Simmons an active member of the community.

North Greenbush Summer Concert Series

NORTH GREENBUSH – North Greenbush Town Supervisor Joseph Bott is pleased to announce the schedule for the 2020 North Greenbush Summer Concert Series. The concerts will be held on Sunday evenings from 6pm – 8pm at the Gazebo behind Town Hall. We invite everyone to bring their own blankets and lawn chairs.

July 26: Broken Hearted/Tom Petty Tribute

August 2: MP3/Country Night

August 9: Casey & Spain

August 16: River Junction/Classic Rock

We are very excited to provide this free family entertainment to our residents. I look forward to seeing everyone.

Watts Family Benefit Dinner

RENSSELAER – The Watts family is losing their home due to an illness their daughter has. There will be a benefit dinner, July 25th at Faith & Love Thrift Store, 85 Washington St. Rensselaer starting at 4pm. Dinner will be, BBQ chicken or roast beef, potato, corn, dessert, coffe or water, soda is extra. Your choice is only $12. There will also be a silent auction, some of the items for the auction are, new bicycles, gift certificates for local restaurants, gift certificate to Fun Plex & many gift baskets, just to name a few & a 50/50 raffle. Questions call Karen 518-330-1509.

Town of Schodack Document Shredding

SCHODACK – Schodack residents please note that in conjunction with the Town of East Greenbush and City of Rensselaer, the Town of Schodack is sponsoring a Free Shredding event on Saturday July 25, 2020 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the Schodack Town Hall parking lot. All residents from The Town of Schodack, Town of East Greenbush and the City of Rensselaer are welcome. Documents will be shredded in a secured mobile truck. There is a limit of 3 boxes per customer (cubic foot size). Take advantage of this wonderful opportunity and rid yourself of those outdated checks, bank statements, and other personal information.

The Capital District Genealogical Society

CAPITAL DISTRICT – Cordially invites you to join us. Saturday, July 25, 2020 at 1:00 P.M. via Zoom. Topic: Eastern European Roots “Pieces of Me” – Presented by Phyllis Budka, cofounder and editor of “The Project to Discover Schenectady County’s Eastern European Roots” newsletter

This will be a Zoom meeting. There is a 100-person limit. Registration is free and will be open to the public starting on July 16 th. See our website under meetings and events.

Nature 4 All Walkathon

AVERILL PARK – Walk toward a better future – one where nature is safe for all people, with the Rensselaer Plateau Alliance. Now though Saturday, July 25.

Want to support local conservation and community building while boosting your own health and mood? The Nature 4 All Walkathon month-long fundraiser allows you to set your own goals for walking (or moving in any way you wish!) in nature.100% of funds raised will support RPA’s ongoing conservation work. Within the total, 25% will cover the cost of Uprooting Racism training with Soul Fire Farm for our staff and board. This will help us fulfill our pledge to make nature truly safe for all. How do you join the Walkathon? It’s as easy as these three steps: 1) Set up your personal fundraising page 2) Start sharing your page via social media or e-mail 3) Start walking / moving in nature! Visit to get started, or e-mail Annie at

Free Tax Help Virtual Town Hall

CAPITAL DISTRICT – The Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York’s Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC) is holding a free Tax Help Virtual Town Hall on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 from 1:00pm – 2:00pm. The public is invited to join and there is no cost to attend. You can view the Town Hall online or participate by phone.

Staff attorneys from the Clinic will discuss common income tax issues including COVID-19 stimulus checks, options to consider if you can’t afford to pay your tax bills, and tax scams to beware of, among other things. You can also email general income tax questions which may be answered during the Town Hall to

Our LITC serves the following counties: Albany, Clinton, Columbia, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Greene, Hamilton, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, St. Lawrence, Warren and Washington Counties, and the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe.

Please call 833-628-0087 or 518-462-6765 and dial extension 416 to receive registration information. You may also register on the website for the Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York ( and on our Facebook page.

Submitted by Anne Malak, Managing Attorney, Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York

Adult Tractor Safety Workshop Updated

RENSSELAER COUNTY – Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rensselaer County is excited to offer a Tractor and Farm Safety Course on Tuesday, August 18th at 6:30 P.M. This program is geared for adult audiences. Statistics show that farming and operating equipment is a hazardous and dangerous endeavor.  Help yourself reduce the risks of an accident and attend this informative morning session. The program will consist of a very detailed presentation from the New York Center of for Agriculture Medicine and Health (NYCAMH) followed by a Q&A. This program is perfect for farmers old and new as well as any adult who currently works with machinery on the job, in their backyard, or plans to in the future. Due to COVID-19 and wanting to keep our participants safe, this program has been moved to a virtual format. To register, please call CCE office at 518-272-4210 or send an email to Cornell Cooperative Extension is an equal opportunity employer and programmer.

Sand Lake Town Wide Garage Sale

SAND LAKE – Save the dates… and your stuff! The 10th Annual Town Wide Garage Sale is scheduled for the weekend of September 19, 20. This popular event is sponsored by the Sand Lake Business Association and attracts folks from all over the Capital Region. The vendor corral/flea market again will be at Westfall Village. This is a wonderful opportunity for residents, sports teams, church groups, scout groups and others to make some easy cash. Online registration is now available at and click on EVENTS.

The Kiwanis Club of Sand Lake Fundraising Drive 

SAND LAKE – The Kiwanis Club of Sand Lake is supporting a charity fundraising drive within the Averill Park Central School District to benefit the Capital Region’s Ronald Mc Donald House. The fundraising drive has been extended until February 28th since schools have not been in session for over four months. The goal remains to collect enough pull tabs from soda, beer, soups and pet food cans to fill a school bus! 

We ask that parents of our school children and other interested citizens join this effort by removing and collecting as many pull tabs as possible during the months ahead and while schools remain closed take them to the Town Clerk’s office at Sand Lake Town Hall. When schools reopen all collected pull tabs may again be dropped off at the office of one of our three elementary schools, the Algonquin Middle School’s office or to the office at the Averill Park High School.

Please join us to help the Ronald McDonald House as it continues to offer a haven of comfort, love, hope and support – free of charge – for critically ill children and their families. Thank you.  

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