Events 08.15.19

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.

On Saturday August 17th at 9am Oakwood presents a NEW tour, Millers, Merchants and Collar Makers. Troy and Rensselaer County Historian Kathy Sheehan will lead us on a walking tour to the gravesites of some of the workers of Troy’s 19th and early 20th C. She will tell us about their jobs and the kinds of contributions they made to our area. Hannah Lord Montague is sure to be included. Do you know why?

Tuesday August 20th at 6pm is the date for Oakwood’s popular FAMILY SCAVENGER HUNT. Just $10. per Family, payable on arrival. We will search a new area this year with clues for readers and non-readers. Prizes go to all children who complete the hunt. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Meet at the chapel flagpole and we will caravan to the hunt site. In case of rain, we will call if your reservation includes your phone number.

Red Cross Babysitting Certification Course At The Nassau Free Library

Sat. 8/17 8:30am-4pm. This full day certification course for ages 11-18 includes training from Red Cross experts with in-depth coverage of first aid topics and preparation for babysitting. $40/per person in cash must be presented to the library in order to register and secure a spot for the program. Participants will need to bring a bagged lunch. Space is limited. Thank you to The Friends who have provided funding for this program.  Call to register at (518)766-2715

Disaster Mental Health Psychological First Aid

Everyone reacts differently to trauma. Emotional distress is not always as visible as physical injury, but it is just as painful and debilitating. After a disaster or traumatic event, the earlier you can assist someone in gaining a sense of calm and meeting their immediate needs, the better they can cope throughout their state of crisis.  Join us at the Troy Public Library on Monday, August 19th at 5:00 pm for this Psychological First Aid training workshop that will give you the tools to make this possible.

Avoiding long term struggles such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or unhealthy coping skills such as substance abuse, is the goal of this training. Recognizing when other people – caregivers, first responders or even ourselves may need a little extra help is also part of the discussion. This method does not require a professional to carry out the steps of care. The process can be learned and employed by anyone who can make direct contact with individuals affected by crisis. A resilient community is a healthy community! All participants will receive a certificate of completion. (This is a 2.5 hour training including hands on activities, video demonstrations and interactive scenarios with role play). Jennifer Lee is a certified instructor of Psychological First Aid (PFA) from the NYS Office of Mental Health, NYS Department of Health, UAlbany CPHP (Center of Public Health Preparedness) and UAlbany University at Albany School of Public Health.To register go to:

This program is free and open to the public.  The Troy Public Library is located at 100 Second Street, Troy, NY.

Silent Film Screening of “The General” Featuring a Live Original Score

Join us at the Troy Public Library on Tuesday, August 20th at 6PM for a silent film accompanied by a live original score.

A live performance of an original score to the Buster Keaton classic adventure-comedy, ‘The General’.  Music composed by Ryan Devine(piano), with additional performers Justin Fuld(guitar) and Nicholas Palazeke(percussion).

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 byThe Arts Center of the Capital Region..

This program is free and open to the public.  For more information and to register, call the library at 274-7071 or online at  The Troy Public Library is located at 100 Second Street, Troy, NY.

Adult Summer Reading Finale Party and Prize Drawing

You’ve been reading all summer, your tickets have been entered, now come join us at the Troy Public Library, on Wednesday, August 21, at 6:00 and celebrate the close of our summer reading program! We will be holding drawings for our six prize baskets at the end of the night.

This program is free and open to the public. Advanced registration is recommended. For more information and to register, call the library at 518-274-7071 or online at  The Troy Public Library is located at 100 Second Street, Troy, NY.

East Greenbush Community Library

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

*Registration required.

Farmers’ Market, Wednesdays 4-7:30pm Rain or Shine. Market hours change in September 4-6:30pm.

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

8/16: Bubble Trouble & Kid’s Summer Reading Finale at the Greenbush YMCA*, 7pm

8/19: Safe Space for Writing with Sisters in Crime*, 1pm; Adult Summer Reading Challenge Finale!* 5:30pm; Sending Humans to Mars*, 6:30pm

8/20: Adult Open Recreation: Get On Your Feet! 9:30am-12:30pm; Drop-In Tuesday Tech Time, 4pm

8/21: Adult Open Recreation: Crafts, 9:30am-12:30pm; Farmers’ Market, 4-7:30pm; Free Monthly Movie*, 6:30pm

Events at Castleton Public Library, 8/18-8/24

Located at 85 S. Main St., Castleton, NY 12033

All events are free. Questions? Call 518-732-0879.

Bubble Fun – Monday, August 19, 12:00-4:00pm

Make bubble wands with pipe cleaners and straws and see what kinds of bubbles you can create!

Monday Mile Community Walk – Monday, August 19, 5:00pm

Location: Intersection of Main Street & Scott Avenue

Weather permitting. All ages (age 10 and under must be accompanied by adult).

Afternoon Book Club – Tuesday, August 20, 1:00pm

Cool Science: Elephant Toothpaste – Tuesday, August 20, 4:00-6:00pm

Firefighter Storytime -Tuesday, August 20, 6:00pm

Legal Clinic – Tuesday, August 20, 6:30-7:30pm (appointment required; call 518-435-1770)

Colorful Ceramic Coasters (for adults) – Wednesday, August 21, 5:00-8:00pm

Mammals Storytime – Thursday, August 22, 10:30am

Summer Reading Finale Party – Thursday, August 22, 4:00-6:00pm

Come play a life-size Candy Land game in the library!

Early Literacy Playtime – Friday, August 23, 10:00-11:00am

Perler Bead Crafts – Friday, August 23, 12:00-6:00pm

Saturday Storytime – Saturday, August 24, 10:30am

Storytime in the Park – Saturday, August 10, 11:30am (park admission fee may apply)      

Location: Schodack Island State Park, 1 Schodack Island Way, Schodack Landing, NY 12156

Movies in the Park – Saturday, August 24, 8:15pm (call 518-732-0879 for movie title).

Location: Schodack Island State Park, 1 Schodack Island Way, Schodack Landing, NY 12156

Join us for a family movie under the stars! Call 518-732-0879 for movie title.

Brunswick Library Events

Thursday, August 15 @ 4:00 End of Summer Reading Party

Weekly Events:

Mondays @ 1:00 pm Bridge Club

Mondays @ 6:00 pm Yoga

Tuesdays @ 10:30 am Tots Time

Wednesdays @ 1:00 pm Bridge Club

Wednesdays @ 6:00 pm Yoga

Thursdays @ 10:30 am Tots Time

Thursdays @ 1:00 pm Bridge Club

Book Clubs:

Wednesday, August 14 @ 10:30 am – “Eight Hundred Grapes”

Friday, August 16 @ 12 noon – Book & Movie Group *16th Anniversary Party* – “A Prayer for Owen Meany”

Thursday, August 22 @ 6:00 pm – “The Pioneers”

Nassau Free Library Programs

Storytime- Every Wednesday 10:30am

Yoga-Sat. 8/31 10:30am

HarryPotter Party Thurs. 8/15 6-8Pm Last Chance To Get Your Harry Potter Quilt Raffle Tickets Before The Drawing On 8/20! Tickets Are On Sale At The Library Today!

Film Showing: Woodstock Documentary Fri. 8/16 6Pm

Red Cross Babysitting Certification Course Sat. 8/17 8:30Am-4Pm

History Of Rock & Roll Circa 1969 Mon. 8/19 6:30Pm

Summer Reading Finale Party Tues. 8/20 6-7:30Pm

Star Wars Jedi Training Sat. 8/24 11-12:30

Visit Us On Facebook And The Web At Call (518)766-2715 To Register For All Programs. The Nassau Free Library Is Located At 18 Church St. Nassau, Ny 12123.

Sand Lake Town Library Events

Storytime – Thursday, August 15, 11:30am – last one for the summer! Learn early literacy skills through stories and rhymes followed by a simple craft. We will start again on September 19.

Stretch & Strengthen – Tuesdays at 11:15am.

Builders’ Club – Wednesday, August 21, 4 – 6pm. Come build with our LEGOs and KEVA planks. And make a marshmallow constellation. Ages 4 and up.

August events at Rensselaer Public Library

It’s a Universe of Stories for Summer Reading. Come in any time we are open and tell us about what you are reading to get prizes. Ages 2-12. Runs June 29 to August 17.

Pre-K Storytime- Tuesdays at 11 am.  Ages 2-6, no sign-up needed. Siblings welcome.

Teen Anime Club- Thursdays 5-7 PM. Ages 13-18. Watch anime, discuss manga and pop culture, and hang out with your friends.

Tang Museum craft- Thursday August 15 at 11 AM. Create a work of art with the Tang Museum.  Ages 5-12, must be signed up to participate.

Martian Magic Show- Saturday August 17, 1 PM. Blast off with magician  Ron Cain! Ages 4-12. Please sign up. This will be our “end of summer” party and we will be giving out prizes.

Rensselaer Public Library is located across the street from the Amtrak parking lot. To learn more, see or visit the library’s Facebook page,

Nassau Synagogue Hosts Historical Presentation about Adirondack Jews

Nassau, NY – The Nassau Synagogue and Jewish Community Center will present a free program at the synagogue called “Adirondack Jews – Community and Contribution” at 7PM on Monday, August 19 at 12 Albany Avenue (Route 20), Nassau, NY, 12123.

The program focuses on Jewish migration into the Adirondacks, Jews who lived in the Adirondacks and had an impact, Jewish summer camps, private resorts and golf clubs and some humorous and poignant anecdotes.

The featured speaker is Diane O’Connor, Managing Director, Ticonderoga Historical Society. “The Adirondacks is rich with accomplishments and contributions by individuals of Jewish heritage,” said Diane. “Louis Marshall, an attorney and conservationist, helped draft the ‘Forever Wild’ clause for the protection of the Adirondacks, and his son Bob Marshall was a founder of the Adirondack 46ers and the Wilderness Society”.

Refreshments will be served. The program is free. Although not required, donations will be graciously accepted. Reservations are appreciated at

Vacation Bible School: “To Mars And Beyond!”

Bring your children for a Bible-based good time where they will explore where God’s power can take them.

They will become Voyagers and discover how to serve God and God’s mission for their lives.

Where:   New Life Assembly of God, 292 Hays Road, East Greenbush  518-479-3439 or 518-567-9788

When:  4 Wednesday evenings: Aug. 21 & 28

Time:  6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Bible stories/crafts/songs/games/snacks!  Ages 3 years and up.

Commemoration to be Held at Bennington Battlefield

HOOSICK, NY – The Friends of the Bennington Battlefield State Historic Site and New York State Parks will host a commemoration marking the 242nd anniversary of the Battle of Bennington on Friday, August 16th at 7:00 PM. Representatives from the 2nd Continental Artillery Regiment, the Battle Monument in Vermont, as well as SAR and DAR chapters will help to mark the occasion. Historical accounts will be shared before a wreath laying and artillery salute. Local students will also participate in the ceremony. Beginning at 5:00 PM, visitors may tour the students’ encampment on the hilltop.

The site is located on Route 67 in Hoosick, New York. The program is free and open to the public. Information on how to become a member of the Friends organization will be available to visitors.

Other events will take place over Battle Weekend. Historian Eric Schnitzer will deliver a presentation on his new book created in collaboration with an historical artist, Don Troiani’s Campaign to Saratoga – 1777 on August 17th at 11:00 AM. The talk will take place in the Caretakers House (located at 30 Caretakers Road in Hoosick, NY). On August 18th from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM tours of the battlefield will be offered to the public on the hour. Groups will meet under the flagpole.

The Battle of Bennington was a pivotal battle of the Revolutionary War resulting in an American victory. It provided a much-needed boost to patriot morale and inflicted severe losses on General Burgoyne’s army before the Battles of Saratoga, ultimately leading to the failure of the 1777 British invasion of New York and eventual independence.

For more information contact David Pitlyk, 518-860-9094.

‘Just For Kids’ 2019 Free Summer Movie Series

July/August at Cohoes Music Hall, Wednesdays at 1pm on the Big Screen.  August 21: The Jungle Book. Admission is Free to all children, parents and chaperones. Parking is Free across from the Music Hall. Doors open at noon with activities Just For Kids with chance to win some cool prizes. Children 12 and under receive a free small popcorn and small bottled water. Tickets may be picked up in advance at the box office 10am-1pm weekdays, day of show or reserved online. Please call 518-953-0630 for more info and group reservations. Cohoes Music Hall at 58 Remsen Street, Cohoes, NY 12047. Check out more movie info at

Family Movie Night

The Greenbush Reformed Church would like to welcome the public to a showing of a family friendly PG movie in our Chilton Hall on Thursday, August 22nd. Our hall is located at 14 Hayes Road, East Greenbush. Doors will open at 6pm, and movie snacks will be provided. All children must have a supervising adult. We hope to see you there!

Drive Thru only Lobster Dinner

Salem United Methodist Church hosts its Drive Thru only Lobster Dinner, Thursday, August 15, 2019.  Menu includes Garden Tossed Salad, Whole Lobster with Baked Potato and Corn, Cake for dessert.  Dinner is from 4:30pm-6:00pm.  Cost is $20.00 per person.  Advanced reservations are required for this dinner and must be in no later than Tuesday, August 13.  Reservations can be made by call/text George at 518-603-1296 or call/text Carol at 518-330-7609.  SUMC is located at 349 Shaver Road (off Route 150). Visit our website:

Hoags Corners Ambulance Pizza Night

The Hoags Corners Volunteer Ambulance will be having Pizza Night on August 16th from 5pm-8pm. With our ALL NEW PIZZA OVEN, there will be less of a wait time !! Toppings include pepperoni, mushrooms, sausage, peppers, onions and black olives. We are now able to offer FREE delivery within the Ambulance District. Place your order by calling 518-328-8113, but please dont call before 4:30. Pizza Night will be held the 3rd Friday of every month. The Ambulance Garage is located at 19 Town Garage Rd.

Chicken & Rib Barbeque Fundraiser

The South Schodack Volunteer Fire Company will be holding their annual Chicken & Rib Barbeque fundraiser on Sunday, August 18, from 3 to 6 PM.

We would greatly appreciate having it in your August 15th Edition of The Advertiser, if possible, just before our BBQ.

All dinners include ½ Chicken ($11) or ½ Rack of Ribs ($15)

¼ Chicken ($5) ages 12 & under

Baked potato, Sweet corn, Cabbage slaw. Baked beans

Lemonade & Iced Tea

Great Tomato Tasting

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rensselaer County will present the program “Great Tomato Tasting” on Tuesday, August 20, from 6:30 to 7:30 PM.  What’s your favorite tomato?  Come find out by tasting a wide variety of delicious tomatoes grown by Master Gardeners.  We’ll have some old favorites as well as some new top picks.  We’ll also talk about tomato growing challenges, so bring us your tired, your diseased, your dead specimens, yearning to be compost.

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.

Annual Lobster Or Steak Bake

East Greenbush, NY — Van Rensselaer Star Chapter #256, Order of the Eastern Star and Van Rensselaer Lodge #87, F&AM, in East Greenbush are holding their annual Lobster or Steak Bake on Saturday, August 24th from 4 – 6 p.m. You may eat in or take out. The cost is $25 and reservations with money are required and binding. The menu includes: lobster or steak, baked potato, corn-on-the-cob, coleslaw, dessert and beverage.

Reservations must be placed by calling Nancy @ 477-7101. Deadline for reservations is August 20th. Take-out orders can be picked up at the Masonic Temple, 710 Columbia Turnpike, East Greenbush after 4 p.m. on Saturday, August 24th.

Everybody WINS! Power Lunch Volunteers Are Needed for the 2019-2020 School Year

Everybody Wins! Power Lunch is an innovative reading and mentoring program that improves children’s prospects for success in school and in life. Once a week, Power Lunch pairs elementary school children with adult reading mentors who book aloud to a child while he/she eats lunch. The Everybody WINS! Power Lunch program is in need of volunteer reading mentors at various schools in Troy and Albany for the 2019-2020 school year.  A volunteer School Coordinator is needed for the program at Abram Lansing in Cohoes on Fridays and for the program at Arbor Hill School in Albany on Thursdays. The volunteer School Coordinator supervises the sessions at the school, selects books for the reading mentor and child, and makes sure the sessions run smoothly (approximately 2.5-3 hours per week).

The required one-hour training for the program will be held on Thursday, August 15th and repeated on Thursday August 29th. Both are scheduled for 12:00-1:00 p.m. at the LVORC offices at 71 First Street, Troy.  Please phone (518) 244-4650 or email for information.

Suicide Prevention Fundraiser in memory of Jon Pulenskey

Please Join us for a Suicide Prevention Fundraiser in memory of Jon Pulenskey at the East Greenbush Bowling Center

570 Columbia Tpke Rensselaer, NY  12144

On August 17, 2019 from 5:00-7:30pm.

$20 per person includes 2 1/2 hours of bowling, shoes, pizza (2pc. Limit) and soft drinks.  There will be raffles and music by DJ Johnny B!!  All proceeds go to support The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

Church of the Redeemer Thrift Shop

It’s back-to-school time! The Church of the Redeemer Thrift Shop has a very large selection of clothing for all sizes and ages.

The shop has earned an excellent reputation by offering quality merchandise at very reasonable prices. We’ll be open Thursday August 15th from 3 to 6 and Saturday August 17th from 9 to 2. The shop features gently-used baby gear, toys, games, puzzles, jewelry, glassware, china, household goods, knick-knacks, Avon collectibles and greeting cards. There is sure to be something for everyone from the amazing assortment of one-of-a-kind items.  Ask us for handicapped equipment.

Located at 1249 Third Street, Rensselaer at the corner of Third and Catherine Streets, the shop is on CDTA busline #214.  Enter through the parking lot on the Catherine Street side of the building and be pleasantly surprised.

BBQ Chicken Dinner Fundraiser For Make-A-Wish NENY

The 8th Annual Bobbie Arsenault Memorial Event & Family Fun Day will be held on Saturday, August 17th from 11am – 4pm at Butler Park, Gettle Rd. in Averill Park rain or shine.  Dinners will be served between 2:30 – 4:00 pm and can be eat-in or take-out.  Cost of the BBQ dinner is $12. Preorder your dinner by contacting Bob Arsenault @ 518-944-5347 or online at  Limited dinners available first come first serve day of event. The event is free of charge and will include a Car Show, Bike Show, Vendors, Live Music, Raffles, 50/50, Kid games and more.  All proceeds to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation of NENY.

Veterans To Exhibit Award-Winning Vietnam War Photos During Celebrate Stephentown

On Saturday, August 17th from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., the Veterans of Stephentown will present an exclusive exhibit of images taken during the Battle of Hue in 1968 by former U.S, Army combat photographer John Olson, who currently lives in Chatham. Young Men At War: Remembering the Tet Offensive will feature a transformative collection of 20 large-format prints, taken directly from the groundbreaking 50th anniversary exhibit, The Marines And Tet, which recently ran for 15 months at The Newseum in Washington, D.C. Presented here in the setting of Stephentown Veterans Memorial Park, these award-winning images will be displayed outdoors next to the monuments honoring those who risked their lives in the United States Armed Forces. “These photographs are very impactful,” explains Dennis Burek, the event’s organizer. “They’re a poignant reminder of what the young men and women from Stephentown and across this country experienced 50 years ago during their service in Vietnam and they make me appreciate that service and sacrifice even more. We believe our Memorial Park is a perfect setting to remember, reflect on and cognize the reality of war.” Admission is free with donations accepted. More information is available at

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.

August 16th at 7:00 PM the Friends of the Bennington Battlefield will host the annual commemoration of the Battle of Bennington. The program will include DAR and SAR representatives and students from Hoosick Falls. The ceremony will take place near the flagpole.

August 17th at 11:00 AM Park Ranger Eric Schnitzer of the Saratoga National Historical Park will present on his new collaboration, Don Troiani’s Campaign to Saratoga – 1777: The Turning Point of the Revolutionary War in Paintings, Artifacts, and Historical Narrative. Copies of the book will be available for purchase. The program will be held in the Caretakers House (30 Caretakers Road, Hoosick Falls, NY).

August 18th, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM: Tours of the battlefield will be available to interested visitors. Groups will meet under the flagpole.

Celebrate Stephentown 2019

The third annual edition of Stephentown, New York’s annual town-wide community festival, is coming Friday, August 16th through Sunday, August 18th.

This year’s schedule features a diverse range of more than 25 events at 20 different locations throughout the weekend, including open houses, demonstrations, food, music, hikes, kids activities, a car show, an interactive tour of a working farm, a rail trail race, an exhibition of award-winning Vietnam War photos and more.

Produced by a coalition of Stephentown’s farms, businesses, churches and service organizations, Celebrate Stephentown 2019 is made possible by the generous support of our Festival Sponsors, Four Fat Fowl, XCA and Zwack, Inc., and our Supporting Sponsors, Fat Body Customs, Screen-It, LTD., The Berry Patch and The Eastwick Press.

Please visit for online directions, complete schedule details and  more information.

Eleganz on Elm

The highlight of Nassau’s Bicentennial year will be Eleganz on Elm, scheduled for Saturday, August 17 between the hours of 3 – 7 pm. Taking place on the lawns of three adjacent historic properties on Elm Street, the porches of each home will provide the setting for three musical groups – “Swing Shift,” “Red Dirt Highway” and “Hillbilly Boxcar.” All performing acoustically with a diverse selection of jazz, big band, folk, bluegrass and blues styles, the public is invited to bring lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy the entertainment on the shady lawns of 18, 20 and 22 Elm Street.

A menu of world flavor street foods will be available and include grilled shrimp in a stick, Mediterranean falafel, fresh beet salad with goat cheese and grilled sweet corn with a selection of sauces. Suitable and festive beverages will also be offered. On-street parking will be available on the west side of Elm Street. The event is presented by Nassau’s Village Beautification Committee and is admission free. For additional information

Jazz On The Hill

Featuring New York Voices, August 17:  Join us for the next big event hosted by St. Peter Armenian Church (100 Troy Schenectady Road, Watervliet) — the return of “Jazz on the Hill.”  We will be honored with the musical talent of renowned jazz ensemble The New York Voices, featuring our own hometown girl Kim Nazarian Ashby.  The concert will be held under the church’s Postoian Pavilion, rain or shine, on Saturday, August 17, starting at 6:30pm.  Tickets are $35 for adults age 21 and over; $25 for ages 6 to 20; FREE for children ages 5 and younger.  Adults can enjoy a complimentary wine tasting (proper ID required).  Appetizers and soft drinks will also be available to purchase.  Consider bringing a lawn chair as seating under the pavilion will be limited.   Purchase your tickets by calling Marion Kehrer at (518) 461-9325.

Town of Nassau Family Fun Day

The Youth Committee of the Town of Nassau is holding a Family Fun Day on August 17th from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. at the Chandler Young Veteran’s Association, 7 Lyons Lake Road, Nassau, NY.  This FREE event will feature food, games, prizes, Native American crafts, bow and arrow and Rhonda’s Reptiles!  We look forward to seeing everybody there.  Follow us at Town of Nassau Youth on Facebook.

Charity Air Show

The Lazy 8 RC Airplane Club of Johnstown will be hosting its 33rd Annual Charity Air Show on Saturday and Sunday August 17 and 18 from 9 to 4. Spectator donation of $5 will go to Warm the Children Program. Show features radio control planes, aerobatic demonstrations, vintage aircraft, helicopters, civilian models and more. Bring a lawn chair and camera. Field is located at 144 Knoblauch Rd in Johnstown behind Rogers Family Orchards. For information call Bill Dexter at 518-281-2063.

Mohawk Hudson Chapter of the Antique Outboard Motor Club Inc.

Announces Their 14th Annual Swap Meet at the Historic Mabee Farm in Rotterdam Junction, NY on Saturday August 17, 2019

Scotia, NY – Current President Michael Glenn announces that the 14th Annual Swap and Formal Meet of the Chapter will be held again this year at the Historic Mabee Farm. The event is planned for August 17, 2017 and will be held on the grounds of the Mabee Farm on Route 5S in Rotterdam Junction, New York. Attendees come from throughout the Northeast as well as local members and the general public is welcome to attend at no cost. There is no admission fee and no fee to display/buy/sell/trade.

The day is planned to begin at 9:00 AM as a casual open air event that is expected to last until 2:00 pm. The event includes the buying, selling and trading of antique and classic outboard motors, boats and related items from attendees/vendors. Additional vendors are welcome at no cost. The general public is welcome. There will be food available for a donation for morning coffee and donuts and lunch at noontime.

The swap meet is held in an Antiques Roadshow type atmosphere and interested parties can get parts, advice and resources for their old outboard motors and boats, as well as an outlet to bring their motors to put them in the hands of a collector who can restore it. There will be judging of motors in several categories.

The Chapter, organized in March of 2005 has experienced growth over the last 14 years.

For further news of the Mohawk Hudson Chapter of the AOMCI, please visit our website:

For information about the national organization, please visit their website at

SVFD’s Car Show & Chicken BBQ

Saturday, August 17 during Celebrate Stephentown

Cruise on down to the Celebrate Stephentown festival on Saturday, August 17 and check out the Stephentown Volunteer Fire Department’s Car Show from 10 AM – 2 PM. Enjoy some delicious chicken BBQ after you have viewed the classic & antique cars and tractors. Walk-ins & spectators attend FREE!

The entry fee for cars and tractor is just $10. Door prizes and trophies will be awarded. Vendors are also welcome; tables are available for $10.

RAIN DATE: Sunday, August 18

Rensselaer County’s Second Annual Farm Day Out!

When: August 18th 12pm-3pm Where: Kinderhook Creek Farm (5168 S Stephentown Rd, Stephentown, NY 12168)

Join Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rensselaer County and The Eckhardt Family at Kinderhook Creek Farm from 12-3pm on Sunday, August 18th, for Rensselaer County’s Second Annual Farm Day Out! Kinderhook Creek Farm is an 1150+ acre field crop and vegetable farm that has been owned and operated by the Eckhardt’s since 1959. Once parked, a hay wagon ride will take you through some of the fields at Kinderhook Creek Farm. Through interactive demonstrations you will learn about the different crops (such as hay, grain, sweet corn, and the many vegetables) grown on this farm. You will also see how their farm products get to market and eventually to your family’s table. Also, be sure to visit exhibits set up by local organizations & businesses, experience the equipment used on the farm by the farmers and see the 4-H Club sponsored petting zoo. Food, corn on the cob, ice cold watermelon and other farm fresh foods will be available to purchase for your enjoyment. Admission and parking for this event is free and open to the public. We look forward to seeing you Sunday, August 18th!!! If you are interested in being a volunteer, a sponsor, or have any questions please reach out to Kayela in the CCE office at (518)272-4210.

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 19: Whiskey Highway

“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.

North Greenbush Council Update

This month, the town board recognized the achievements of Coach Owen Devine and the Twin Town Little League All Star 12A team. This team was the first in Twin Town history to make it to the NYS Tournament and all the way to the Championship game. Great work!

The town board unanimously passed a local law I  proposed that requires car wash operators to use recycled water as a condition of site plan approval.   The town board postponed until September discussion of a proposed local law I introduced that would require certain approvals and permits before commercial timbering may occur on a parcel.  Our planning board strongly requested this legislation which is similar to laws already adopted by Brunswick, Schodack and Clifton Park.  The postponement will give the board the time to review comments and concerns raised by the town engineer.

Last month I reported on significant flooding and road damage to North Road and overflow flooding on Buckbee Road due to inadequate stormwater management at a large new residential project on North Rd.  A month later. a nearly identical situation developed and again, residents of both North and Buckbee addressed the town board with their concerns.  The town engineer, building department head and highway superintendent will be meeting shortly with the developer to discuss these ongoing stormwater problems.  The developer will be constructing additional catch basins to help address this problem. I pledge to work with the residents to ensure the roads do not flood every time there is a heavy rain.

The last Sunday concert, Whiskey Highway, is coming up on August 18 at 6:00 at town hall. And stay tuned for the annual town fair which will take place September 6 through 8 on the grounds of town hall.

Submitted by Councilwoman Mary Frances Sabo

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

2019 Town of Brunswick Spring/Summer Pick-Up Schedule

What can be picked up:

Please no sticks, dirt or rocks or any material other than leaves and grass should be placed in bags we do not use leaf vacuums in the spring. Limbs must be piled neatly, 8’ long-no larger than 6” diameter avoid piling brush near utility poles and under trees, wires, or out in the street. We do not go on private property. Clean wood only we will also pick up other yard waste, such as grass clippings, provided biodegradable paper bags are used. Branches must be free of roots and dirt. We do not pick up rocks, stumps, rubbish, etc. Please do not put these items out with your branches. Please no clear cutting of lots. No commercial pickups. Residents are also encouraged to dispose of leaves and grass at our recycling center, it is located across from the town garage. Please check with recycling department prior to drop off and deposit brush in designated place and leaves and grass in designated place. Items must be at roadside on the first day of scheduled pickup.

Monthly brush and yard waste pick-up schedule will be the following dates. Items to be out by first day in front of your residence only.

August 19th-August 23rd

If you have any questions, please call 518-279-3461, ext. 100.

Celebrate Stephentown 2019 Is Coming August 16-18

Greetings from Celebrate Stephentown HQ:

Three months from today we’ll be kicking off Celebrate Stephentown 2019, the third annual edition of our town-wide, grassroots festival here in Stephentown, New York.

More than two dozen events are already in the works with our farms, businesses, churches and service organizations all working together to present three special days of family-friendly fun.

Please mark the third weekend in August on your calendar and keep your eyes open for future updates.

A great way to find out more about what we do and why is on social media, where we’d be glad to connect with you on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Thanks so much for your interest and support; and we can’t wait to show you all the things we love about living here in “the only Stephentown on Earth.”

~Scott Menhinick

Founder & Co-Organizer

Celebrate Stephentown, LLC

Learn more at:

UG 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.

Guest Speaker – Cancer Screening

Rensselaer County’s Everett Wagar Senior Center, 2 Roxborough Road, Grafton NY will host a guest speaker from NYSDOH on Cancer Screening on Friday, August 16th at 11:00 am. All residents 60 and over are encouraged to attend this free presentation. Stay for a nutritious lunch (Sliced Chicken Cold Plate) followed by games. Please call to be added to the list at 518-279-3413.

Evening Covered Dish with a Live Magic Show

Rensselaer County’s Hoosick Falls Senior Center at 69 Church Street, Hoosick Falls, will hold a Special Covered Dish Dinner on August 20, 2019 with special entertainment to follow. Doug Each, a local accomplished Magician, will present a live stage show filled with surprises, amazement, and laughter. Doug’s magic is a shared journey into the world of wonder, limited only by our imagination. Bring a covered dish to share at 5:30. Beverage will be provided. The magic show is scheduled to begin at 6:30. You won’t want to miss this event. Bring a friend. Call the center at 518-686-7561 if you have questions.

Special Lunch with Entertainment – Grafton

Rensselaer County’s Everett Wagar Senior Center, 2 Roxborough Road, Grafton, will hold a Special Luncheon (Walking Tacos) on Wednesday, August 21st at noon with entertainment to follow by Ray Gifford. All residents 60 and older are encouraged come and listen, dance and sing along with Ray. All meals at the center are a suggested donation of just $3.00. Call to reserve a spot for lunch at 518-279-3413.

Calendar for Everett Wagar Senior Center

2 Roxborough Rd, Grafton NY

Aug 19 Haircuts by Appt

10:00 Chair Yoga

12:00 Congregate Lunch (Swiss Steak)

1:00 Cards and Games

Aug 20 Reiki by Appt

9:30 Aerobic Swimming

12:00 Congregate Lunch (Potato Crunch Pollock)

1:00 Cards and Games

Aug 21 10:00 Chair Yoga

12:00 Special Luncheon w Music by Ray Gifford (Tacos)

1:00 Cards & Games

Aug 22 Reiki by Appt

9:30 Aerobic Swimming

9:30 Quilting Group

12:00 Congregate Lunch (BBQ Chicken Salad)

Aug 23 10:00 Chair Yoga

12:00 Congregate Lunch (Sausage and Peppers)

1:00 Cards and Game

The Month Of August Is Elvis Month At The Rensselaer County Rensselaer Senior Center

(EVERY Friday is Root Beer Float Day For Those Who Dine With Us For Lunch )

16th – Elvis Movie – Blue Hawaii at 1pm Call for reservations (518) 463-2166 We are open from 9am to 3pm Monday Thru Friday we are Located on East And Herrick Streets in Rensselaer

20th – “Long Live The King” W/ Donny Elvis (Bacon Cheeseburger) Call for reservations (518) 463-2166 We are open from 9am to 3pm Monday Thru Friday we are Located on East And Herrick Streets in Rensselaer

22nd – Elvis Movie – Girls, Girls, Girls at 1pm Call for reservations (518) 463-2166 We are open from 9am to 3pm Monday Thru Friday we are Located on East And Herrick Streets in Rensselaer

Watervliet Senior Center August Activities

Friday Aug. 16-11 am-Join our Book Club!  Every month we read a bestselling novel that the group picks from a variety of topics.

Friday Aug. 16-Grandkids Lunch-12noon-Bring your grandchildren for a fun lunch and craft!

Monday Aug. 26-CRAFT CLASS-Teacup pin cushions. We supply the vintage tea cups and show you how to make a pin cushion out of it.  12:45 in the craft room.

Monday-Tuesday Aug. 19 & 20-Defensive Driving Class 9-12 both days.  $20 for AARP members.

Wednesday Aug. 21-Senior Citizens Day Celebration Dinner and Sing-a-long-4pm.  Dinner is American Goulash and The Silver Tops, Cohoes Choral Group, will lead the singing.

Unless stated otherwise, call 518-273-4422, or email Kathy Burbank at, or stop by 1501 Broadway, Watervliet to sign up!

Ken Morgan Memorial Clove Run

The Ken Morgan Memorial Clove Run, hosted by the Castleton Road Racing Commission and Castleton Kiwanis,” will be held this year on August 17, 2019.  There will be two races, a 5k walk/race and a 10 mile challenging course.  Both courses are USATF certified. There will also be a 1 mile family fun run.  Awards will be presented at the finish line, along with refreshments provided by local businesses.  Registration packets can be picked up that day starting at 7am at the Castleton Elementary School. Race times start at 8, 8:30 and 9am.  For more information or to register online please visit

All proceeds from The Clove Run benefits the local food pantry, the Anchor, which has been helping local families in need since 1989.  Last year, the donation to the Anchor exceeded $4500.

If your not interested in walking/running, the Castleton Kiwanis are always looking for volunteers to help out.  If you are interested in volunteering your time, please email

“Shakespeare’s” The Tragedy of Hamlet Prince of Denmark coming to SLCA

The Tragedy of Hamlet Prince of Denmark by William Shakespeare is coming to Sand Lake Center for the Arts on Aug. 16 at 7:30pm. And Aug 17 at 3:30pm.  Presented by the Will Kempe’s Players, based out of Troy, NY, they are a regional theater cooperative that produces a wide range of theatrical performances utilizing the methods used by William Shakespeare and his contemporaries. For information about the play and tickets go to or call 518-396-7832.  Tickets $20. each.

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 20th The Gone Gray Band

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

Cohoes Music Hall Events

58 Remsen Street, Cohoes, NY 12047

August 22-23, Winnie the Pooh / Presented by Park Playhouse

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