Events 08.08.19

Wild Women Of Oakwood: North of the Ponds

Saturday August 10th at 9am the Friends of Oakwood presents a tour in a new area of the cemetery. Troy City and Rensselaer County Historian Kathy Sheehan will lead us to the grave-sites of some of the women who were the movers and shakers of our county history. These women were a force to contend with – suffragists, philanthropists and more.

We will meet at the chapel flagpole then caravan to the tour site. Call to register: 518-328-0090. Pay on arrival. $15.pp Children under 12, free. Check our Facebook page for updates if weather is a concern: oakwood cemetery troy ny.

Oakwood Cemetery aka the Troy Cemetery Association is a non-sectarian, not-for-profit cemetery founded in 1848 and still active today. For information call 518-272-7520.

Oakwood Offers 3 Special August Tours – Call Now To Register

For each walking tour please call to register: 518-328-0090. Pay on arrival. $15.pp Children under 12, free. Meet near the Earl Chapel. Check our Facebook page for updates if weather is a concern: oakwood cemetery troy ny

On Thursday August 15th at 6:00pm the Friends of Oakwood will present their next Full Moon Twilight Tour. Led by Oakwood volunteer Heidi Klinowski, we will look inside the opulent Gardner Earl Chapel, to take advantage of the western sunlight streaming through the vibrant stained glass windows.

Then we will walk to the monuments of some of Oakwood’s interesting ‘residents’, where we’ll hear their stories.  Uncle Sam’s grave and the panoramic overlook at sunset are included highlights of this walking tour. And of course we’ll hope for clear views of the full moon.

Comets and Critters

The North Chatham Library welcomes the STARLAB Planetarium and Animal Embassy to their Summer Program! 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. The NFCL will soon be a menagerie too! On August 13 we’ll have an Over-the-Moon Animal Adventure at 2 pm. The program will specialize on nocturnal animals, so come interact with night critters of all shapes and sizes! 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.

East Greenbush Community Library

10 Community Way, East Greenbush. 518-477-7476 or

Go to for a complete listing of all storytimes, programs for children, and youth summer reading events.

*Registration required.

Farmers’ Market, Wednesdays 4-7:30pm Rain or Shine. Crafts for kids with our Volunteens 8/14.

8/12: ENL: English as a New Language, 9:30am-12:30pm; AARP Smart Driver Course*, 9:30am-4pm; Crafter Evening: Decorative Garden Rocks, 6pm

8/13: Open Recreation: Get on Your Feet!, 9:30am-12:30pm; Drop-In Tuesday Tech Time, 4-6pm

8/14: ENL: English as a New Language, 9:30am-12:30pm; Open Recreation Space, 12:30-2:30pm; Crafts for kids with our Volunteens at the Farmers’ Market, 4pm at the library tent; Legal Project Free Legal Consultations* 5:30-7:30pm

8/15: Food for Thought Cookbook Club: Hamil-Tea!*, 6pm; LOOK: Loving Ourselves and Our Kids, 6pm

Sand Lake Baptist VBS

Calling all families with children ages 4-12….come on a unique and fun Western adventure at Sand Lake Baptist Church’s Vacation Bible School!

We are hosting this VBS on Friday and Saturday August 9th/10th 6:00-8:30 pm. Crafts, snacks, games, stories, and a Western adventure all included in the fun!

Northern Tier Picnic

Rensselaer County’s Hoosick Falls Senior Center and Everett Wagar Senior Center members will host the Northern Tier Picnic on August 8, 2019 at the St. Stanislaw Polish Hall Pavilion at 12 Mechanic Street, Hoosick Falls. This covered dish event is open to all Rensselaer County residents 60 and older. Thank you to our sponsors – CDPHP, BSNENY, MVP and Fidelis for making this event possible, and to local businesses that made a donation for prizes. We will have bingo and games, live music entertainment by Bob Treffiletti, and door prizes. Please bring a covered dish to share. This is an event you won’t want to miss. For more information call the Hoosick Falls Senior Center at (518) 686-7561 or the Everett Wagar Senior Center at (518) 279-3413.

Free Community Meal

Hopes Kitchen will provide a free summertime community meal.  Serving will begin at 3:30 on Thursday August 8th, and end at 6:30.  Your choice of summertime sandwiches and sides.  There will be refreshing drinks, and delicious desserts.

Open to everyone in the community.  Hopes Kitchen is located at the Rensselaer Presbyterian church at 34 Broadway, Rensselaer.  Look for our sidewalk sign directing you to the entrance.  Plan now to join us for good food, fellowship, and music.

“All You Can Eat” Fundraiser

Second Saturday Of Each Month

The Sand Lake Kiwanis Club wants to invite all to participate in a Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser on Saturday August 10th from 4PM to 7PM at the West Sand Lake Fire House on Rt. 43. All you can eat – $8.00 for adults and $5.00 for children 5 to 10 years old, kids under 5 are free. Meals will consist of spaghetti, meatballs, salad, bread, dessert & beverages. Take-out meals are also available by calling (518) 674-3677. A pasta dinner will continue to be held every second Saturday of each month. All proceeds support Kiwanis projects.

Troy Elks August Dinners

134 N. Greenbush Rd. • 518-283-1193

We need your support as customers at our August fund raisers so we can continue to best/serve our community.

Wednesday Night Dinners $11.00 Serving 4PM-6:30PM

Includes coffee/tea & dessert. Take outs available

August 14th – Roast Turkey Dinner with all the trimmings

August 28th – Roast Turkey Dinner with all the trimmings

Friday Night Dinners $12.00 Serving 5pm-7:30pm

Includes salad, coffee/tea & dessert.

August 9th – BR/FR Haddock, Cold Plate, Ribs

August 16th – BR Haddock, Cold Plate, Chicken Parm

August 23rd – Seafood Platter, Cold Plate, Salisbury Steak

August 30th – Holiday Weekend Closed

Trivia and Dine-to-Donate Night for Literacy

Get ready for a fun evening of trivia along with dinner on Thursday, August 8th. Dinner will be served from 5:00-9:00 p.m., and the trivia game starts at 6:00 p.m. Enjoy a great meal at the Recovery Sports Grill at the Hilton Garden Inn, Troy and test your trivia knowledge. You can dine and play, just play or just dine. It costs $5 to play trivia, and teams of up to 8 people can participate. The winner will receive a prize! Check the website for a downloadable coupon to present at the event:

Proceeds from the event will help Literacy Volunteers of Rensselaer County to provide free literacy services to adults and children in our community. For more information, call (518) 244-4650.

Sand Lake Center for the Arts Invites You to the 12th Annual “Taste of Sand Lake”

Sand Lake Center for the Arts Honorary Committee, Board of Directors, Managing Director and staff invite you to the 12th Annual “Taste of Sand Lake”.  This wonderful event is being held at Old Daley on Crooked Lake, August  14th from 6-9 pm.  Join us for the best of the best in cuisine from 14 local restaurants and establishments, along with a silent auction, raffles and the popular wine pull.  This years’ vocal entertainment will once again be provided by our own hometown musical group,  T. L. Holloway, featuring Steven Keller. Tickets $50.00 per person, on sale now at or call 518-674-2007.  We look forward to seeing you there!

Repair Café

What do you do with a broken lamp? Or a sweater with a hole? Toss it? No way! The Village of Castleton-on-Hudson will hold the next Repair Café on Friday, August 9, 2019 from 4:30 to 7:30 PM at the Castleton-on-Hudson Farmers and Artisans Market (COHFAM), on the corner of Scott Avenue (150) and Main Street (9J). If COHFAM is canceled due to rain, Repair Café will be held 8/9, same hours at the Village Hall instead. People visiting the Repair Café bring along their broken but beloved items. Volunteers try their best to make repairs, and it’s free of charge! Featured services in August are electrical, welding, seamstress, and “jack-of-all-trades.” Do you like to fix things and want to volunteer? Contact us via email at or stop by the Repair Café table at COHFAM. For more information about global Repair Café, visit

The Half Moon Button Club

The Half Moon Button Club will meet on Tuesday, August 13, 2019, at the Bethlehem Public Library, 451 Delaware Avenue, Delmar 12054.  The social time starts at 11:00 a.m. and the business meeting starts at 12:00 noon followed by the program, which will be presented by Kirsti Gariepy on creating polymer clay buttons.

Bring a bag lunch.  Dessert will be provided.  For more information call Lisa at 518-469-7420 or Kirsti at 518-869-8125.  Everyone is welcome!

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. Originally presented in March for the Esquatak Historical Society, the Library shows will take place on Tuesday, August 13, both at 6:30 pm. All presentations are free. The Library is located at 18 Church Street (US Route 20) in Nassau Village.

Late Summer Is For Lawns

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rensselaer County will present the program “Late Summer Is For Lawns” on Tuesday, August 13, from 7 to 8 PM.  Mid-August to mid-September is the best time to tackle lawn weed management, overseeding, fertilizing, and renovation.  Bring samples of problems, such as weeds and insects, and we’ll discuss options to improve your lawn for the future.  Hosted by Cornell Cooperative Extension Educator David Chinery.

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

Individuals with questions or special needs requiring accommodation should contact Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rensselaer County at the phone number above. Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rensselaer County provides equal program and employment opportunities.

Mini-Market and Chicken BBQ

The Reformed Dutch Church of Schodack at Muitzeskill will be holding its annual Mini-Market and Chicken BBQ on Saturday, August 10th. The church is located at the intersection of Muitzeskill Rd. and Schodack Landing Rd., in the town of

Schodack Landing. The Mini-Market opens at 9:00 A.M., while the BBQ will be served from 4:00 P.M. until 6:00 P.M.

The price for the BBQ is $12.00 for adults and $6.00 for children under 12. Reservations are not required,but the BBQ is served on a first come, first served basis. Take out is available. For further information, call 732-2471.

The Reformed Dutch Church of Schodack at Muitzeskill

Will hold its annual Mini-Market and Chicken Barbecue on Saturday,

August 10th.  If you would like to donate items for the Mini-Market, call  518-732-2471, to make arrangements for drop off of items.

PLEASE, NO clothing, stuffed animals, large appliances (including air conditioners), stuffed furniture, fitness machines or outdated electronics of ANY kind, will be accepted. Also, please do not donate  items that are broken. Thank  you.

Supervisor Desso Announces 2019 North Greenbush Concert Series

The Town of North Greenbush in conjunction with the Youth Makes a Difference committee is proud to announce their 2019 summer concert series. The concerts will be held on Sunday evenings 6:00pm-8:00pm at the Gazebo behind town hall.

“We are very excited to provide this free family entertainment to our residents at no expense to the North Greenbush taxpayers. This would not be possible without the generosity from all of our sponsors and the volunteers from our YMAD committee,” said Supervisor Desso.

The concert schedule is as follows:

August 11: Kyle Bourgault Band

“We invite everyone to bring their chairs and blankets and join us for another season of great local muscicians celebrating our North Greenbush community,” concluded Desso.

To the residents of Nassau

Please be advised that the Nassau Town Clerk’s Office will be closed on Thursday evening, August 15th. We will re-open at 9 am on Friday, August 16th. We hope that this does not inconvenience anyone.


Sandra L. Rings, RMC

Nassau Town Clerk

Meeting Dates for The Village of Nassau 2019-20

The following dates have been established for the Village of Nassau Board of Trustees Meetings. All meetings will be held at the Village Municipal Building, 40 Malden Street, Nassau, NY at 7:30pm unless otherwise posted.

August 14, 2019 Regular Meeting 7:30pm

The Planning Board meets on the 1st Monday of each month (as needed) at 7:00 p.m. at the Village Municipal Building.

The Zoning Board meets on the 4th Monday of each month (as needed) at 7:00 p.m. at the Village Municipal Building.

Nassau Lake Park Improvement Assoc. Meeting

We hope everyone is enjoying their summer so far.  Please join us Thursday , August 8 for our annual meeting at the VFW on Lyons Lake Rd. beginning at 7 p.m.  We are looking to fill some Trustee positions with people that are interested in the future of our Lake.  As always, we are looking for new members and volunteers.  God Bless America!!!

Rensselaer Youth Outdoors Forest Conservation Corps Teen Sumer Program

Rensselaer County, NY: Rensselaer Youth Outdoors is announcing an environmental education summer program for teenagers, aged 14-16. The program will combine recreation and education experiences while teens work on valuable conservation projects protecting Rensselaer county’s parks, waters and natural resources.

The four-week program will run weekdays from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm, July 22 to August 16, with space for 10 teens each week.


Week 3: August 5-August 9 – Poestenkill Community Forest

Week 4: August 12-August 16 – Albert Family Community Forest

Participants who complete a full week of the program will receive a certificate and a $100 stipend at the end of the week.

For more information or to download an application, visit and click the Programs tab

Contact RYO Program Coordinator Amanda McCreary with questions at: Email:

Phone: 518-810-4544.

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:

August 9 – Comedy Night – “The Not Too Far from Home Comedy Tour” at BLCA Clubhouse – Janice Tighe – 8:00 PM – $15.00 per person advance, $20 per person door (518)477-8152

Tickets can be purchased by going to our Facebook page: and going to ‘Events’.

Birthday Celebration / Trivia

Rensselaer County’s Everett Wagar Senior Center, 2 Roxborough Road, Grafton NY will celebrate the August birthdays on Friday, August 9th at 12:30. Join us for a nutritious lunch at noon (Chef Salad) for a suggested donation of $3.00. There will be birthday cake followed by a fun game of Trivia. All Rensselaer County residents 60 and older are welcome join the fun. Please sign up for lunch at 518-279-3413.

Presentation by NYSDOH

Rensselaer County’s Hoosick Falls Senior Center at 69 Church Street, Hoosick Falls, will host a guest speaker from NYSDOH on Cancer Screening on Tuesday, August 13th at 12:45. All residents 60 and over should plan to attend this free presentation. Come at noon for a nutritious lunch (Veal Pattie) for a suggested $3 donation. 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, Aug 14th at 11:00 am. There will be free recipes and samples for everyone who attends. Plan to stay for lunch (Chicken A la King) at noon followed by Bingo. Call to sign up for lunch at 518-279-3413.

Grafton Merrymakers

The  August meeting of the Grafton merrymakers will take place on August 14th at 5:30 pm at the Everett Wager Senior Center, Grafton, NY.

The evening will start with a covered dish at 5:30 pm followed by our monthly meeting at 6:15 pm.   If you are interested in this senior group or are planning on joining the Merrymakers please come to our meetings.   Any questions please call Betty Jean at 518-272-8624.

AUG Birthday Celebration and Trivia

Rensselaer County’s Hoosick Falls Senior Center at 69 Church Street, Hoosick Falls, will celebrate August birthdays on Thursday, August 15th at 12:45 with a fun game of trivia to follow. Please plan to join us for a nutritious lunch at noon (Bacon Cheeseburger) with birthday cake to follow. Call the center at 518-686-7561 to reserve lunch. All residents 60 and older are encouraged to join the celebration.

Register for the 34th Annual Run for the Roses 5K Race in Grafton

Registration is open for the 34th Annual Run for the Roses 5K Foot Race on Sunday, August 11 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.

Register online at application and find more information at  Pre-registration deadline for reduced entry fee is August 5. 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 tee-shirt, free book and a rose.  Race applications are also available at Grafton Lakes State Park Office, phone 518 279-1155, and at the Grafton Community Library at 2455 NY Route 2.

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!

August 13th Dealt the Blues

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

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