Events 10.20.22

Holiday Vendor and Craft Fair at Center Brunswick Fire Company

Join us Saturday, November 12th at the Center Brunswick Fire House, 1045 Hoosick Road, Center Brunswick (across from the Town Hall), from 9AM-2PM, for our Holiday Vendor & Craft Fair.  

This event will feature many local crafters and vendors for your holiday shopping needs.  There will also be raffles, 50/50, bake sale, free admission and parking.

Poestenkill Halloween Parade

Town of Poestenkill will be hosting our annual Halloween Parade on Sunday, October 30th. Parade staging will begin at 11:15am and the parade will begin at 11:30am. 

The Parade will go from Poestenkill Town Hall to Poestenkill Elementary School. Candy donations for the post parade celebration may be dropped off at Poestenkill Town Hall.

Van Rensselaer Heights Residents Hosting Kids Halloween Party

The residents of Van Rensselaer Heights are hosting a Community Halloween Party for the kids of Rensselaer on October 28th from 5 PM to 7 PM. 

The party will be held in the Community Room at 460 Forbes Ave in Rensselaer. There will be music, a costume contest, and candy! Kids will need to be accompanied by a parent to participate. Any questions please call Ashley at (518)621-7585.

Bingo players needed

We are currently looking for bingo players for a possible restart of our bingo at Brunswick, New York elks Lodge on Route 2, These bingos would run on Sundays at 1:00 p.m. with the doors opening at 11:30 a.m. 

If you’re interested in attending such a bingo please call Jeff or Mary Beth at 518-728-1795 my email is jeffrey

Trunk or Treat

Sunday, October 30, 12 PM – 2 PM

First United Methodist Church, 1 Gilligan Rd, East Greenbush. 

All are welcome to come and Trunk or Treat! This is a Free Event for all children and youth. We will also have a trunk decoration contest where you as the participant get to decide which trunk is the best decorated.

This is a rain or shine event. We will have Trick or Treat Hallway if it is raining.

Brunswick Church Holds Family Trunk or Treat – Rain or Shine

Sunday, October 30, 2022, 2-4 pm

42 White Church Lane, Troy, NY

On Sunday, October 30, 2022, Brunswick Church invites you and your family to a fun Halloween event for all ages. 

Make the rounds of the creative themed automobiles for some treats – or even decorate your own vehicle and join in the line-up, greeting families and treating our visitors. 

There will also be fun activities indoors and free ice cream! The event will be held rain or shine. So, put on your costume, or disguise your car (or both!) and join in this fun, seasonal afternoon.

Trunk or Treat and Harvest House at Emmanuel Reformed Church

Sunday, October 30, 4:00-5:30pm

Our Castleton Halloween tradition continues this year with parking lot trick-or-treating, open to the public. Come in your favorite costumes and discover our exciting candy and trunk displays. 

Also, new this year, come explore the Harvest House. This all-hallows tour isn’t scary, but tells a spooky tale of death and new life. 

Emmanuel Reformed Church, 1150 Maple Hill Rd. – Castleton, NY.

North Greenbush Annual Halloween Parade

Calling all ghosts and goblins. Do you think you have the BEST Halloween costume this year? Well, we invite you to the Town of North Greenbush Annual Halloween Parade on Sunday, October 30th. 

The parade will line-up at the Family Dollar Plaza on Main Ave in Wynantskill and kicks-off at 2pm. Come participate and walk in the parade in your BEST and most unique costume while your neighbors watch the parade march down Main Avenue to Town Hall. 

After the parade, come join us for cider, donuts and treats. There will be prizes for the top three best costumes! The parade is being organized by Deputy Town Supervisor Kelly Hoffman and Councilwoman Jessica Merola, Chair of the Youth Committee. 

If you are a local business who wants to participate, please contact the Town Supervisor’s office at (518) 283-5313. We look forward to seeing you on the 30th.

Calling All Ghosts & Goblins – Halloween Party & Parade

Calling all ghosts and witches and ghouls and goblins (and Pokemon and Princesses, too)! The witching hour is at hand! Once again, the time has come to dress in all your spooky finery, and invade West Sand Lake.

The West Sand Lake Volunteer Fire Co. is sponsoring its annual Halloween party for kids of all ages on Sunday, October 23. As in previous years, we are planning a special treat for all our trick-or-treaters, and their parents. We will be proudly featuring our community’s costume creations in a parade from the West Sand Lake elementary school to our Fire House. 

If you would like to join our parade, please meet at the school at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, October 23. We will step off promptly at 1:00 p.m., and proceed to the Fire House. The traditional Halloween party, with costume judging, prizes, games, refreshments and surprises will immediately follow the end of the parade. As always, admission to the party is free!

So, plan on joining us on Sunday, October 23. It promises to be a fun time for all!

Melvin Roads Trunk or Treat

Melvin Roads American Legion Post 1231 presents Trunk or Treat on October 30, 2022, from 2 PM to 4 PM at the Post parking lot, 200 Columbia Turnpike, East Greenbush, NY. 

If the weather is bad, we will hold a Table or Treat inside Hero’s Hall at the post. Have the children dress up and come down for Apple Cider & Cider Doughnuts. We welcome all families to come out and have a supervised trick or treating.

Trunk or Treat Gilead Lutheran Church Sunday, October 30, 2022

Halloween is actually Monday, October 31, 2022 but we made the decision to celebrate it a day early. It gives our “truckers” more time to get ready for our visitors. 

That is a good point for us but it also frees up time for our little friends to go out again on Monday for more loot. Our trunks open at 3:00 PM and will close at 5:00 PM. If you enjoy watching the little one dress up but don’t have children of your own to take around, please feel free to come and hand out candy and goodies with us. Just to let you know, we have had close to 200 little visitors each year. 

In 2021 we had some of our canine friends stop by, some in costume and other just stop by for a pat on the head.

We will be found in the parking lot behind Gilead Lutheran Church. You can’t miss us because Gilead is located at the intersection of Routes 7 & 278 in Center Brunswick.

NYS Youth Snowmobile Safety Class

On Saturday, November 12th, the Grafton Trailblazers Snowmobile Club and the Grafton Lakes State Park will host a NYS Youth Snowmobile Safety Class for youth ages 10-17. Students must be at least 10 years old the day of the class. 

Parents are encouraged to attend and participate. The course will be held at the Grafton VFW/Fire Hall on South Road from 8:30am to approximately 4:30pm. The course will be taught by NYS certified volunteer instructors Jim Blessing and Dominic Jacangelo. The course will cover topics such as NYS laws and regulations, riding skills, trail emergencies, protecting the environment, trail etiquette, maintenance and repair, trailering, etc. 

To register on-line, go to Space is limited, pre-registration required. The course is free of charge and lunch/snacks will be provided. Questions, please call (518) 469-2656.

Nassau Community Connections to Host Free $ave Energy, $ave Dollars Workshop

Nassau Community Connections (NCC) is excited to partner with the Capital Region Clean Energy Hub to host a free energy workshop titled $ave Energy, $ave Dollars. 

Fall is the perfect time to take steps to make your home more energy efficient. Learn how to reduce energy bills with low-cost, no-cost actions. The workshop will be held October 26, 2022, at 6:30 pm at the Nassau Community Connections Center, 40 Church Street, Nassau, NY 12123. 

Pre-registration is strongly encouraged as workshop size is limited. For more information or to register for the workshop call 518-495-1229 or email This workshop is sponsored by the NYS Energy Research and Development Authority.

Troy Orphan Society Presentation

The Esquatak Historical Society invites you to our next presentation on Friday, October 21, 7 pm, when local historian and writer Don Rittner will discuss his research and book about the Troy Orphan Asylum. 

A talented and prolific individual, he has been the Albany City archaeologist, a Schenectady County historian, one of the designers and builders of the replica Dutch sailing vessel Onrust, and author of more than 50 books. First hooked on local history as a boy, his research into the Asylum – later known as VanderHeyden Hall, tells the story of this place of last resort when a family became unable to provide for one or more children. 

The presentation takes place at the Castleton Fire House, Scott Avenue. Admission is free and refreshments will be served.

St. Jude’s Craft Fair is BACK!

Save the date – our annual Craft Fair is back on Saturday 11/12 from 9 am – 3 pm. Over 45 vendors! No admission fees!

Plus, SANTA will be visiting! Still accepting vendors contact Mary at 518-229-4250! Hope to see you there – 42 Dana Ave, Wynantskill!

Averill Park Education Foundation 16th Annual Gala Dinner and Celebration

The Averill Park Education Foundation is thrilled to announce Sera Deo and Alan Michaels as our 2022 educator and community award recipients. Come join us in honoring these two amazing individuals on Friday, November 18th, 2022 at the beautiful Old Daley on Crooked Lake! 

Ticket purchase and registration is open on our website or text APEF to 22828 to receive an email invitation. Get your tickets early! We anticipate a sell-out! All proceeds 100% support the Averill Park Central School District in the form of grants for enrichment projects and scholarships. 

Unable to attend but would like to support? Donate directly on our website, or consider donating a basket, gift card, specialty service, vacation rental, etc. to our auction event. Contact Tara Lindheimer @ to coordinate. We are a registered 501c non-profit and are happy to provide a record of your donation for tax purposes.

Individual Tickets Now On Sale for A Taste of Sand Lake

Honorary Chairs Susan & Joel Katz invite you to join us at our 13th Annual A Taste of Sand Lake, our biggest fundraiser of the year! A Taste of Sand Lake is a night of delicious eats from all of your favorite Sand Lake/Averill Park restaurants with raffles, live music provided by TL Holloway, and time spent with new and old friends. 

Make sure you reserve your tickets now as you won’t want to miss the exciting return of this one-of-a-kind event after a three-year hiatus! The event will be held on Tuesday, November 1 from 6pm to 9pm at the Old Daley Inn on Crooked Lake.  

Individual tickets are $65 and are available at or by calling 518-674-2007.

Candlelight Peace Prayer Vigil

Candlelight Peace Prayer Vigil. On four Tuesday evenings starting October 18th, the First United Methodist Church 1 Gilligan Rd. , East Greenbush will hold half-hour candlelight peace prayer vigils in the back of the Sanctuary starting at 6 pm. 

The vigils will include interfaith prayers, songs, and times for reflection. They will be held in honor of women seeking educational freedom in Afghanistan, women and schoolgirls opposing forceful hijab mandates and social controls in Iran, those seeking escape from violent drug cartels in Latin America and mothers mourning the loss of their children from gun violence.

518 Pajamas Collection

East Schodack Fire Company is collecting for 518 Pajamas. This is a group that collects pajamas for donation to the Unity House of Troy’s Children’s Holiday Program. Pajamas are distributed to children who fall under all aspects of Unity House’s charitable and community programs.

If interested in donating, please bring pajamas or a monetary donation to the firehouse during Pizza nights: Nov 5th or Chicken & Biscuit Dinner: Nov 8th.

Fresh Florida Fruit Fundraiser

The Kiwanis Club of Troy is once again conducting their Annual Florida Fruit Sale!!

20 lb. cases of Navel Oranges

20 lb. cases of Ruby Red Grapefruit

Or 20 lb. cases Half Oranges/Half Grapefruit

Only $28 Each

Most other organizations are at over $30-35.

Picked fresh from the Florida groves and shipped

directly to Troy for your enjoyment!!

All orders are needed by November 20th!!

All will arrive in Troy about December 8th.

Call Dean today at 518-322-0826.

All monies go to children’s causes locally!!!


Fall Craft Fair at Center Brunswick UMC

“Save the Date” Saturday, November 5, 9am-3pm, Center Brunswick UMC 990 Hoosick Road, Troy. Tables are selling quick!

Vendors are invited to bring their new creations to this show. Tables are $25.00 for an 8×10 section – one vendor per section please.

Contact Jean at 518-694-1887 for rental and information.

There will be a small concession stand as well.

East Greenbush VFW Auxiliary Vendor Fair

Vendor Fair Saturday, November 5, 2022 from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm.100 Hays Road, East Greenbush. 

Table rental available- call Lynda at 518-732-2111 or email at:

Many vendors, Bake Sale, Raffle, 50/50.Kitchen will be open. Help us support our Veterans. Don’t miss this event!

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