Events 07.25.19

July 20 Oakwood Tour Rescheduled

Due to the intense heat wave expected over the next few days, the Wild Women of Oakwood Tour originally scheduled for this Saturday July 20th has been rescheduled. The new date is Saturday August 10th at 9am

Please stay well- hydrated and safe!

And a reminder: The Russell Sage Lecture by Michael Barrett, scheduled for August 6th, has been moved to August 8th at 7pm at the Earl Chapel.

Oakwood’s Chapel Tours Scheduled for Troy Night Out Dates

Get an early start to your Troy Night Out with a stop at the “castle on the hill” the Gardner Earl Chapel. The Friends of Oakwood will offer tours at 2pm and 3pm on the last Friday of the month, July 26.

Just $10. pp, children under 12 free. No registration required. Pay cash on arrival. Rain or shine. Groups of 8 or more, please call Heidi 518-221-7941. Sorry, no dogs. GPS: 186 Oakwood Avenue (route 40 just off Hoosick Street)

Come see this ornate Victorian chapel before you head downtown for the rest of Troy’s festivities. The National Historic Landmark is a popular site for weddings and special events as well as funerals. We may even take a peek into one of the old cremation retorts!

Shorts Out Loud! At The Troy Public Library

The Troy Public Library is pleased to present “Shorts Out Loud!” consisting of fifteen minutes of LIVE acoustic music followed by a short story read out loud, refreshments and discussion, on Thursday, July 25th at 6:30PM at the Main Library.

Musical Guest – Michael Gregg/Mike Jenkins

Reader – Sid Fleisher

This program is free and open to adults age 16 and over.  Preregistration is not required.  The library is located at 100 2nd Street in Downtown Troy.  Please call the library at 274-7071 if you have any questions.

Comic Mime Comes to the North Chatham Free Library

Come join us to see Robert Rivest’s fabulous show “Space: First Mime on the Moon” on Thursday, July 25. The show will run from 12pm-2pm with nonstop laughs for all ages. Rivest uses his hilarious imagination to celebrate reading, libraries, space, and summer fun for this multigenerational entertainment. Bring your kids, parents, grandparents and next-door neighbors! It’s sure to be a great time. To reserve your spot for any of these events, contact the NCFL at (518) 766-3211 or, or stop in and visit us at 4287 NY-SR 203, North Chatham.

Fiddle Concert with George Wilson at the Troy Public Library

The Troy Public Library is pleased to announce a Fiddle concert to be held Wednesday, July 31st at 6:00PM at the Troy Public Library’s Main location.

A talented, multi-instrumentalist and singer, George Wilson’s repertoire samples a wide variety of traditional and folk styles. As a fiddler, he has over 5– tunes for dancing and listening – tunes from New England, Quebec, Cape Breton, Scotland, Ireland, and Shetland. His dynamic fiddling has been popular with contra dancers and concert-goers since the late 1970’s.

This FREE concert is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by The Arts Center of the Capital Region.

For more information call the library at 274-7071 or online at  The Troy Public Library is located at 100 Second Street, Troy, New York.

Week 4 – North Chatham Free Library’s Summer Program!

Come join us for our fourth week of fun and activities! Cook Around the World on July 29 with the Garden Club of Kinderhook and make delicious dishes using fruits, vegetables and herbs grown in gardens outside the United States! On July 30 our Binocular Astronomy with Mud Creek Environmental will meet at 8 pm for a short lecture, then it’s off into the night to observe the night stars. Outer Space Sculpture takes the stage on July 31, where we’ll create a unique monument to outer space. Coming up on August 8 we have the STARLAB miSci Planetarium coming to the Tri-Village Fire Company, Station # 1 on 111 Co Rd 13. They’ll be doing five shows from 10 am to 2:30 pm; Seasonal Stargazers, Native American Constellations, Calendar Constellations, Star Clock, and Reasons for the Seasons. To reserve your spot for any of these events, contact the NCFL at (518) 766-3211 or, or stop in and visit us at 4287 NY-SR 203, North Chatham.

Gilead Lutheran – Serving The Community

Summer services are at 9:30 a.m. through August. Please join us at Gilead Lutheran Church as we continue in our 277th year serving the community of Brunswick and surrounding communities with worship and outreach. Gilead is located on 308 Brick Church Road (Intersection of Route 278 and Route 7) in Center Brunswick. We invite you to join us as we continue our missions inside and outside the community and within our congregation. Future dates: July 25th pantry, August 30th – 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. Also, stay tuned for: Sunday School classes begin monthly on September 8th, and a chicken barbeque in September (cooked by our own chefs.) Covered dish evening will resume in October. We are handicap accessible with an outside elevator. Contact 518-279-9270.

Update from Councilman Andy Bulmer

The Town of Sand Lake is hosting a summer concert at Butler Park featuring WHISKEY HIGHWAY and food from the Mess Hall.

Please join us August 1st from 6:00 to 9:30pm

Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy an evening of music with friends, family and neighbors.

Thanks for your support, Andy

Nassau Chicken BBQ

The annual Nassau Beatification Committee Chicken BBQ will take place Saturday, July 27 at the new Bicentennial Pavilion at the Village Commons Park on John Street. The meal includes half grilled chicken, baked potato, Cole slaw, roll and butter and a homemade brownie. Choice of a premium soft drink is included for the price of $10.00. Meals will be served from 4 – 6 pm and are available for take-out. Advance ticket sales are now available from the Nassau Village Clerk at Village Hall. Telephone reservations will be accepted through Wednesday, July 24 by calling (518) 766-2291. Limited tickets will be available at the door.

Extension offers “Cooking In The Garden”

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rensselaer County will present the program “Cooking In The Garden” on Tuesday, July 30, from 7 to 8 PM.  Back by popular demand!  What can you do with summer’s gorgeous produce?  Using vegetables grown on-site, Master Gardeners will  prepare a variety of fresh and healthy dishes to share with the audience.  Join us to learn new recipes and enjoy sampling some delicious summer foods!  Master Gardener leaders will be Nancy Scott and Barbara Nuffer.

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 own lawn chair.  For more information contact Cornell Cooperative Extension at 518-272-4210 or

Free Spaghetti Dinner   

All are welcome

July 28, 2019 – 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Blooming Grove Reformed Church

706 Bloominggrove Drive

DeFreestvillle, NY  12144  Rte. 4   Across from the CDTA Park and Ride Parking Lot

Bicycle Repair Clinic

On July 27, the Village of Nassau is hosting a bicycle repair clinic led by nationally certified cycling instructor, Ken Crandall. Get your bike inspected and help with minor repairs. Free helmets for kids. Light refreshments. Bike games and Fix-a-flat Clinics at 1pm and 2pm.

Where: St. Mary’s Church Parking Lot, 26 Church St, Nassau

When: Saturday, July 27. Noon-3:00PM

Red Cross urges donors to fill Missing Types to prevent summer blood shortage

The _meric_n Red Cr_ss needs _l_ _d d_n_rs to bring back the missing A’s, B’s and O’s. A few missing letters may not seem like a big deal in a sentence, but for patients who need A, B, O and AB blood types, these missing letters mean life. The Red Cross urges donors of all blood types to give now to help prevent delays in medical care this summer.

Make an appointment to donate blood by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

Upcoming blood donation opportunities June 24-July 15

Averill Park

7/27/2019: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Saint Henry’s Church, Old Route 66


7/25/2019: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Evangelical Lutheran Church, 772 Route 351


7/25/2019: 11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., RPI Mueller Center,

Nassau Village Historian hosting local history presentations

Nassau Village Historian Kurt Vincent will be hosting three “encore performances” of local history presentations at The Nassau Free Library in July and August. Beat the heat in the cool Community Room as the illustrated slideshow “Nassau at 200” traces this history and development of Nassau Village and the surrounding areas in our bicentennial year. On Tuesday, July 30, at 6:30 pm, “Trolleys Across the Hudson” will trace how Southern Rensselaer County once was home to the first intermodal light rail system in America. Through period photos, personal recollections and even a few sound effects, take a ride on the trolley from downtown Albany all the way to beautiful Nassau. This show was first presented at the 2018 Nassau Local History Fair. All presentations are free. The Library is located at 18 Church Street (US Route 20) in Nassau Village.

Capital District Genealogical Society

The CDGS ordially invites you to join us Saturday, July 27, 2019 at 1:00 P.M.

Using Original Records for Genealogy Jackie Graziano, Archivist for Westchester County

Colonie Town Library, 629 Albany-Shaker Road, Loudonville

Refreshments will be served following speaker prior to computer resources.

Our speaker will highlight records in the collection that are most helpful for genealogy. Apply what you learn to the local archives in your area.

The archives is the repository for Westchester County’s collection of historic government documents covering the late 17th through early 20th centuries. She will also cover strategies for locating record repositories, and illustrate how original records can help genealogists get past those notorious “brick walls.”

Ms. Graziano holds a MLS from Queens College, with a certificate in Archives and Records Management, and was fortunate to land the job of Archivist with Westchester County.

Please join us! The meetings are free and open to the public.

Bennington Battlefield Announces Upcoming Events

The following events will be taking place at Bennington Battlefield State Historic Site, located off of NY-67 in Walloomsac, New York. For more information, visitors may contact Site Assistant David Pitlyk by e-mail, at, or by telephone, 518-860-9094. Tours of the battlefield may also be arranged by appointment.

July 25th at 4:00 PM the trustees of the Friends of the Bennington Battlefield will be meeting at the Barnett House (30 Caretaker’s Road, Hoosick Falls, NY).July 27th at 7:00 PM there will be a Fireside History presentation. The subject will be cannon at the Battle of Bennington. Visitors will meet near the upper parking area and enjoy an open fire and refreshments.

Tie-dyeing Returns to the Village of Nassau

It’s that time of year again! The Village of Nassau Youth Committee is pleased to announce the 7th annual tie-dyeing workshops at the Village Commons, John Street on Thursday, August 1st. Learn the art of tie-dyeing while listening to “groovy” music from the 1960’s. Open to children of all ages, these workshops will start promptly at 6pm—rain or shine—and last approximately one hour. Children must be accompanied by an adult aged 18 or older.

Participants need to bring one clean white or very light-colored T-shirt. Tie-dyeing can be messy so an apron to protect your clothes is recommended. To make certain that we have enough dye on hand, reservations are requested. So, choose the date you want to attend and give Judy a call at 518-522-2916 or email Please leave your name and the number of people who will attend.

There is no charge for the workshop, but we are asking everyone to bring a non-perishable food item (for people or pets) to donate to the Nassau Resource Center.

Produce/Bake Sale & Silent Auction July 27th

The SonShiners of the Stephentown Federated Church are having a Produce/Bake Sale and Silent Auction on July 27th from 9 am to 3 pm at Gardners’ Field on Route 22 Stephentown.  We will join the Stephentown Historical Society’s Tag Sale.  Come pick up your goodies for dinner that night.  We have a good selection of Silent Auction items. All you have to do is put a slip into the can with your bid for the item you want.  Highest bidder wins the item.  At 2 pm, we will find out who the highest bidders are and call you to come pick up your item.  Interested in a gift certificate for dinner out at a local restaurant?  Are you a Longaberger basket collector?   Jiminy Peak  Mountain Adventure Park Passes and much more.  Contact Barbara at 518-527-0182 for more info.

Stephentown Historical Society to Host Community Tag Sale July 27, 2019

The Stephentown Community Tag Sale will be Saturday, July 27.  The Stephentown Historical Society is hosting the tag sale from 9 to 3 at Gardner’s Field next to the coffee and ice cream shop, 15879 Route 22 in Stephentown, NY.  Rain date is Sunday, July 28.

Selling spaces will be available for individuals or organizations for only $20.00.  There is lots of space and lots of customers.  Bring your own tables, chairs, shade, and any other needed equipment.  Vendors should not arrive before 8:00 a.m. on the day of the sale.

The Historical Society tent needs your items to sell.  Bring any donations of goods to benefit the historical society at the start of the sale or to the Heritage Center at 4 Staples Road the preceding Fridays from 1 to 4. Small appliances should be in working order. The historical society can not accept large appliances, computers, computer equipment, televisions, clothing, plastic Christmas decorations, records or VHS tapes.  Info: 518-733-5170.

Sail the Scenic Rensselaer Hudson River Shoreline-July 27

A Benefit Event for Rensselaer Land Trust & Hudson River Sloop Clearwater

Connect to our beautiful Hudson River and join the Rensselaer Land Trust on Saturday, July 27 for a sail aboard an authentic working tall ship – the Hudson River Sloop Clearwater. This three-hour sail on the scenic Hudson River will include dockside orientation before departure, Clearwater’s history, wildlife observation and education. Refreshments available at the dock after the morning sail and before the afternoon sail.

Clearwater is a 106 foot long wooden sailboat, with one 108 foot tall mast. In the 1800’s such boats were a common sight on the Hudson and Long Island Sound; now, ships like Clearwater are a rare sight.

Rensselaer Land Trust is an accredited, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, with a mission to conserve the open spaces, watersheds and natural habitats across Rensselaer County for the benefit of our communities and future generations.

This is a benefit for the Rensselaer Land Trust and the Hudson River Sloop Clearwater. Tickets are limited and sell out quickly! $150/pp. Departing from Rensselaer docks. Two trips are available: 8:45 a.m.–noon or 1:45 pm–5:00 p.m. Learn more: or call 518-659-5263.

July Programs at Grafton Lakes State Park

July 26th– Family Movie Night @ 8:45 PM- Free movie on Long Pond beach, weather permitting. PG for the whole family. Food concession open after the beach closes at 6pm; buy food before the show! Bring a chair or blanket.

July 27th—Paint the Park 5:00 pm– 7:00pm. No experience required, all materials provided. $12 per person, to cover cost of materials. Please call to pre-register at (518) 279-1155, ext. 2. Space is limited, register early!

Upcoming July Programs at Cherry Plain State Park

Saturday, July 27th– Family Movie Night @ 8:45 PM- Join us for a free movie on the beach, weather permitting. Check out our 16’ big screen under Cherry Plain’s big sky! Movie is kid-friendly and PG-rated so bring the whole family. We can’t announce the movie title due to licensing restrictions!

Hiking & Rensselaer Naturalist Series Programs

Rensselaer Land Trust (RLT) and Rensselaer Plateau Alliance (RPA) are partnering to bring our communities unique opportunities to get outside this summer! More information and registration at

July 27 • 9 am – 3 pm Invasive Species/Peatland Restoration workday at Wyomanock Center for Sustainable Living

Help restore the largest and best example of a calcareous peatland in Rensselaer County. The Wyomanock Center is hosting a volunteer “restoration workday” led by Ecologist Dr. David Hunt.

The Burden Lake Conservation Association events

The Burden Lake Conservation Association (formerly the Burden Lake Improvement Association) is a not-for-profit organization committed to making a positive impact on keeping Burden Lake crystal clear and preserving it for future generations. Please join us for some of our many community and educational events. Open to the public. Our clubhouse is located on the 3rd Burden Lake, 4 Brook Spring Avenue, Averill Park, NY 12018. More information is available on our web site – or on facebook.

The following are our BLCA events for 2019:

July 25 – David Chinery from Cornell Cooperative Extension – seminar at BLCA Clubhouse – “Growing a Great Lawn with Lakes in Mind” – 7:00 PM

July 27 – Night at the Races at BLCA Clubhouse – Mark & Babe Scully – Post time 6:00 PM – You don’t have to go to Saratoga to bet the horses! Grab your friends for a fun night of racing. Snacks provided. Proceeds to benefit the BLCA and St. Jude’s.

July Events at Dyken Pond EEC

Grafton – The DP EEC  is offering the following events in July.

Playing in the Pond: Saturday, July 27: 10-12pm: Come find out just what is lurking at the bottom of ponds. Catch and release frogs, salamanders, insects and other creepy crawlies. Preregistration required. All ages. Cost $3.

Avoiding Scams Presentation and Drug Take Back

Rensselaer County’s Hoosick Falls Senior Center at 69 Church Street, Hoosick Falls, will host Jeff Russo with the Rensselaer County Sheriff’s Department to speak on How To Avoid Scams on Tuesday, July 30th at 12:45. As scams today have become smarter and more sophisticated, we need to always be on the alert. While the risk of becoming a victim of scams is high for everyone, the rate of seniors that fall victim is staggering. A scam could leave you with a depleted bank account. All residents 60 and over should plan to attend this free presentation to learn why seniors are targeted, preventative steps to avoid falling for a scam, and what to do if you think you have fallen victim. The Sheriff’s Dept. will also collect any unused prescription drugs that need to be disposed. Plan to come early for a nutritious lunch (Chicken Pattie Parmesan) for a suggested $3 donation. Strawberry Shortcake sponsored by BSNENY will be served during the presentation. Call the center at 518-686-7561 to be added to the lunch list.

Strawberry Shortcake sponsored by BSNENY

Rensselaer County’s Hoosick Falls Senior Center at 69 Church Street, Hoosick Falls, will be serving strawberry shortcake on Tuesday, July 30th sponsored by Blue Shield of Northeastern New York (BSNENY). Plan to come for lunch at noon (Chicken Pattie Parmesan) for a suggest donation of $3 followed by strawberry shortcake and a presentation given by Deputy Russo of the Sheriff’s Dept. All residents 60 and older are encouraged to attend this free event. Call the center at 518-686-7561 to be added to the lunch list.

Eat Smart – Live Strong Demonstration

Rensselaer County’s Everett Wagar Senior Center, 2 Roxborough Rd, Grafton, will host Jillian Ludwig, Community Nutrition Educator with Cornell Cooperative Extension for our monthly Eat Smart – Live Strong cooking demonstration on Wednesday, July 31st at 11:00 am. There will be free recipes and samples for everyone who attends. Plan to stay for lunch (Hot dogs/Sauerkraut) at noon followed by games. Call to sign up for lunch at 518-279-3413.

South Troy Pop Warner Registrations

South Troy Pop Warner will be holding registrations for all interested players and cheerleaders throughout the Troy City School District, as well as Gardner Dickenson, Troy Prep, St. Jude’s and Sacred Heart Schools for the 2019 Pop Warner Season: Registrations will be held on July 25th and 26th from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the South Troy Pop Warner building, Thompson Street in Troy (Geer Field), and also July 27th from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

NOTE: All interested players and cheerleaders must be between the ages of 5 and 12. (You must turn 5 on or before July 31st.) Our organization consist of the following teams: Flag (5, 6 & 7 year olds); Mitey Mites, Jr. Pee Wee and Pee Wee. Capital District Pop Warner now has Traditional (age/weight schematic) and NEW Age Based only.

The following items (1-5) are required at the time of registration:

1. $125.00 Registration Fee – non-refundable;

2. COPY of Birth Certificate;

3. Recent Photo (wallet size);

4. Parent or guardian to sign the registration form;

5. Copy of June 2019 Report Card (including all marking periods);

6. Medical Release (needed by 8/1/19). *NOTE: Release must be dated AFTER January 1, 2019 (can use the Pop Warner form or obtain a note from your physician, must be on letterhead, stating your child is eligible to participate.

If you are interested in coaching (flag, tackle or cheer) please contact

Dan Martuscello at 274-8674 or Judi Byrnes 274-7165.

Town of East Greenbush Music in the Park Summer Concert Series 2019

6-8 PM Onderdonk Park TUESDAYS

Hampton Avenue across from the Lake

NEW for 2019 *More Concerts!* 6 Weeks of Music! Lots of Hometown Band Members!*

Gourmellis Taste Food Truck every week!

July 30th The Lost Art Band

Gates open at 6 pm-show starts at 7pm

Bring a blanket and chairs and get ready to dance and have some fun!

Cohoes Music Hall Events

58 Remsen Street, Cohoes, NY 12047

July 30 – August 3, Beauty & The Beast Jr. / Presented by Playhouse Stage Company

Auditions Announced Highlight Acting Troupe presents “Making God Laugh”

Auditions to be held on Friday, August 2nd @ 7:00PM and Sunday, August 4th @ 2:00PM

Center Brunswick United Methodist Church

Show Dates are October 11-13-  Brunswick Grange

Making God Laugh follows one typical family over the course of thirty years though the holidays.  Starting in 1980 when Ruthie and Bills children – a priest, an aspiring actress and a formal football star all return home where we learn of their and plans and dreams as they embark on their adult lives.

If you want to make God laugh tell him your plans.

Co-Directed by Robin Dickinson-Sawyer and Paula Hoffay

Parts for 3 Men-  and 2 Woman

Any questions contact Robin @ 518-275-8560     or Paula @ 518-368-6341

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