Events 08.25.22

OLV Vendor & Craft Fair

The Our Lady of Victory Columbiettes of Troy will once again be hosting their Vendor & Craft Fair on, Saturday, October 1, 2022 from 9A.M. – 3P.M.

Spaces are $30.00 per space, and includes 1 table & 2 chairs. Those who are interested may contact us for a registration form. Louise at (518) 708-4342 or you may e-mail us at

We are located at 55 North Lake Ave., Troy.  We are handicap accessible.

Columbia HS ‘50s ‘60s Reunion

It’s back! The Columbia HS classes of the ‘50s and ‘60s will hold their annual reunion September 10 from 4 until 9 at the Phillips Road Firehouse outside pavilion. A food truck from Little Big Fatz will be on site and a cash bar with beer and wine will be available. This is a popular, informal gathering of classmates. A $5.00 donation is requested. For more information or questions contact Valerie Figel Femia (

Knock Out Sale

There will be a neighborhood garage sale with 4 participating families on Saturday and Sunday, September 3rd and 4th, from 10 am – 5 pm at 30 Coldwater Tavern Rd. in the town of Nassau. 

Sale items will include furniture, household items, tools and rider mowers.

St. Jude’s Fall Festival is BACK!

Save the date for the St. Jude’s Fall Festival & Craft Fair, on Saturday, September 24th, from 11:30 am – 6:30 pm. 

Live entertainment including Habiba Belly Dance, Hill County Cloggers, Boland School of Irish Dance, Pete Yakel from Whitewater, Anthony Michael, South Paw and more!! Delicious food & drinks, children’s games, crafts, haunted house, raffles, craft fair and more!!! Super Raffle Drawing will start at 6:30! 

Call 518-283-1162, there are still tickets available, or for more information!!

September 11th

Melvin Roads American Legion is conducting the Patriot Day remembrance Ceremony on Sunday September 11, 2022, One (1:00) PM at Melvin Roads Post 1231 parking lot, (inside if raining), 200 Columbia Turnpike, East Greenbush, New York. 

September 11th, 2001 has mostly been forgotten by the public. This ceremony reaffirms our commitment to remember those that lost their lives that day and heroes who went into the World Trade Center to help them. Clinton Heights Fire Company will fly the flag from their Aerial Ladder Truck and perform the last call for emergency workers lost that day. 

We have this program to enlighten the public about the day the United States was attacked and to “NEVER FORGET”

Columbia High “Double Decades” Reunion

The pre-60’s thru ‘69 annual class reunion will be held at the East Greenbush fire house on Phillips Road, September 10, 2022 from 4 till 9 PM.. This will be outside at the Pavilion.

A $5.00 donation is appreciated.

There will be food truck Little Big Fatz from Wynantskill, NY with fish fry’s; French fries; hamburger; hotdogs & coleslaw. There will also be a cash bar available.

For more info, find us on Facebook “Columbia High School 50’s and 60’s Reunion.

Nopiates Committee Overdose Awareness Event – Wednesday, August 31st

CDC’s Health Statistics indicate that there were an estimated 100,306 drug related overdose deaths in the United States last year. 100,306 isn’t just an unbelievably devastating number- 100,306 indicates a family’s grief and loss, as this is someone’s son, daughter, friend, spouse or parent. Each August 31st, Nopiates Committee recognizes Overdose Awareness Day. This day provides an opportunity to reflect on practical ways to prevent overdose in our community. Overdose is preventable! Know the facts about drugs and what to do if you see someone experiencing an overdose. 

Join NØpiates Committee on August 31st, as we gather to remember our lost loved ones, bring hope, support for those in need and celebrate and support people in recovery. 

Did you know that 1 in 14 Americans report experiencing a substance use disorder. There is not one single driving factor that leads to substance use disorder-disease of addiction. Regardless of how a person becomes dependent to a substance, addiction is a treatable disease. Substance use disorder is a medical disease, not a character flaw. If you know or think someone is struggling with a substance use disorder, ask them if you can help. Your concern might be just what they need to start their recovery journey. Your support could make the difference in their success. 

We encourage you to join our vehicle procession that starts at the West Sand Lake Elementary School at 6pm and will proceed to the SHAC Community Center located at 27 Lake Avenue, in Averill Park. Join us as we “take over the airways” during the time of our event 6pm-7pm.Everyone is urged to TUNE-INTO 88.3 FM to listen to our Memorial Event. 

North Greenbush Town Celebration

Supervisor Joe Bott is pleased to announce our annual North Greenbush Town Celebration will be held September
at town hall, 2 Douglas Street in Wynantskill. 

Come join the fun as we kick off the events with amusement rides and games for the children, great entertainment, demonstrations, food trucks and more! The fair runs Friday, September 9th from 6-10pm, Saturday, September 10th
1-10pm and Sunday, September 11th from Noon – 4pm. The fair is being organized by Deputy Supervisor Kelly Hoffman and Councilwoman Jessica Merola. For more information, please email or call the Supervisors office at (518) 283-5313, x5. Look for more exciting information in the coming weeks.

Grafton Lakes State Park to Host Fire Tower Anniversary

Grafton Lakes State Park is hosting a Fire Tower Anniversary event to celebrate the 10th anniversary since the Dickinson Fire Tower was reopened to the public. The event will include a presentation about the restoration, a presentation about life as a fire tower observer, and a junior fire tower observer talk. The event is on August 27th from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. $8 covers entrance to the park, parking, and admission to the event and patrons are encouraged to call to register for the event.

The Dickinson Fire Tower was originally constructed in 1924 and was later decommissioned in 1972. The Friends of Grafton Lakes State Park led an initiative to restore and reactivate the site in 2012. Today, the Fire Tower stands at 60 feet tall with a spectacular 360-degree aerial view of five mountain ranges visible on a clear day. 

Event Schedule:

• 1:00 PM – Fire Tower Restoration Presentation: Dick Gibbs

o Inside Welcome Center

• 2:00 PM – Life of a Fire Tower Observer: Helen Ellett- Linda Laveway and Randy Kneer

o Inside Welcome Center

• 3:00 PM – Jr. Fire Tower Observer talk

o Outside the Welcome Center at the Fire Tower Replica- great for kids!

Visit the Grafton Lakes State Park Facebook page for updated information. Grafton Lakes State Park is located off Route 2, twelve miles east of Troy, New York. Please use the park’s main entrance on Grafton Lakes State Park Way for this event. For more information, please call the park at 518-279-1155. 

The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation oversees more than 250 parks, historic sites, recreational trails, golf courses, boat launches and more, which are visited by 78 million people annually. A recent study found that New York State Parks generates $5 billion in park and visitor spending, which supports nearly 54,000 jobs. For more information on any of these recreation areas, call 518-474-0456 or visit connect with us on Facebook, or follow us on Instagram.

Yesterday Once More: A Tribute to the Carpenters

Courtney Shayne Karl recaptures the iconic velvety sound of Karen Carpenter in this wonderfully nostalgic show – Yesterday Once More: A Tribute to the Carpenters. Joined by Robert Kelly who portrays Richard Carpenter, audiences will be transported back in time with the familiar sound and songs of the beloved Carpenters duo.

You loved Ms. Karl performing as Patsy Cline. You’ll love her performing as Karen Carpenter.

September 10, 2022, at 2 – 4 PM

Roxborough Holdings (former Grafton Elementary School) Rte 2 & Babcock Lake Road.

Happy Birthday City of Rensselaer

You are all invited to a Birthday Party September 10th at the Riverfront Park in Rensselaer from 12 to 5pm. 

The City of Rensselaer will be celebrating 125 years young and we will be enjoying music, food and fun. This is a family affair and food will be available by Class Act Catering. You can always pack a picnic basket if you like. Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy the music of Rockin Rob Carson from 12:30 to 2pm and Donny Elvis from 3 to 4:30pm.
The park has a great Playground, Tennis Court and Basketball Courts. 

We will also have a Bounce House for this special day. We have ordered a gentle breeze off the river and a full moon at night. Plan on joining us. It is going to be a lovely day.

Pro Wrestling is Coming Back to the Kiwanis Summerfest!

Pro Wrestling is back!  Be sure to be there for 2 exciting performances on Saturday, August 27th at Averill Park’s Butler Park. Then stay to meet the male and female athletes in person. 

This is just one of the many outstanding events to look forward to at the Summerfest, August 25th to the 28th. Kiwanis invites everyone to come out and enjoy all the family fun events planned each day of our August 25th-28th Sand Lake Summerfest. 

The Thursday kick-off features thrilling rides, multiple food choices and the area’s premier band “The Refrigerators”.  And there is no admission charge any day! For more information please go to www.facebook/Kiwanis-Club-of-Sand-Lake.  We hope to see you there!

Latham-Colonie Columbiettes Craft Fair

Latham Colonie Columbiettes will be hosting their Annual Fall Craft Fair on Saturday, September, 17th, 2022, 9 am to 3:30 pm! Rain or Shine! 

The event will be held at the Latham-Colonie Knights of Columbus, 328 Troy-Schenectady Road, Latham, N.Y. 12110

Vendor Spaces available are Outdoor Undercover and Outdoor Areas for your own popup display.

For pricing information contact or

Sustenance and Style: 17th Century Foodways in the Hudson River Valley

Join us at Troy Public Library on Monday, August 29, 2022 at 6:00 for a presentation sponsored by Schuyler Mansion and Crailo State Historic Sites. The Dutch arrived on Manhattan and the Hudson Valley very early in the 17th century. 

Here they found some familiar foods, but many were entirely new to the Dutch palate and grew in a landscape vastly different from the one they left in Europe. Learn how colonization changed Dutch dining habits – both in the foods available and in the way these foods were prepared and consumed. Additional insight into Native American and African American dining experiences will be included as well.

This in-person program is free and open to the public. Registration is required. To register call the library at
518-274-7071 or online at Troy Public Library is located at 100 Second Street, Troy, NY.

Lustgarten Foundation Albany Capital District Walk for Pancreatic Cancer Research

The 19th Annual Lustgarten Foundation Albany Capital District Walk for Pancreatic Cancer Research is your chance to join our dedicated community of supporters who have been touched by pancreatic cancer. 

On September 11, 2022 we will be walking again at Elm Avenue Town Park in Delmar where together we will raise the critical funds and awareness needed to defeat this devastating disease. The Walk raises funds for the Lustgarten Foundation; and thanks to the Foundation’s private funding, 100% of every dollar donated goes directly to pancreatic cancer research.

The 1.2-mile handicap accessible, child-friendly, stroller-friendly and pet-friendly event will include a special jewelry raffle, a 50/50 raffle, a PC information area and a survivors’ table. A live band will provide music. The first 500 walkers will receive a walk t-shirt and refreshments will be available, including bottled water, apple cider donuts, coffee, and apple cider.

Registration begins at 8:00 AM with opening ceremonies at 10:00 AM. We will have an honor guard and a moment of silence in recognition of lives lost on 9/11 and will invite first responders to join our pancreatic cancer survivors as we begin our Walk. 

The Lustgarten Foundation is the largest private funder of pancreatic cancer research in the world. To register for the walk or make a donation, please visit: Day-of registration also available onsite.

Menand House Party: Benefit for Historic St. Agnes Cemetery

Please consider joining us for this event in support of restoration and preservation projects within Historic St. Agnes Cemetery.

Thursday, September 15th, 2022 4:00 – 7:30pm.

Tickets: $65 per person, must purchase tickets by Sept. 5, 2022

Guests will be treated to lighthearted, funny skits performed on the Menand House porch by actors from Albany Civic Theater while enjoying a delicious selection of hors d’oeuvres, beer, wine, and assorted non-alcoholic beverages. The Menand House is not generally open to the public, but for rare fundraising occasions the house is open for events. Also, trolley rides through Historic St. Agnes will be offered highlighting scenic views, beautiful monuments and private mausoleums and past restoration projects.

Event and RSVP info: Email: or (518) 350-7679,

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