Local Fairs 08.01.19

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

Church of the Redeemer Thrift Shop

Ever-evolving, ever-improving, the Church of the Redeemer Thrift Shop has earned an excellent reputation by offering quality merchandise at bargain prices. The shop features clothing for babies through adults, shoes, jewelry, games, puzzles, greeting cards, household items, knick-knacks, Avon collectibles. We will be open on Thursday August 1st  from 3 to 6 and on Saturday August 3rd from 9 to 2.  As always,  we can accept donations only when we are open.

The shop, located at 1249 Third Street in Rensselaer, is on CDTA bus route #214.

Enter through the parking lot on the Catherine Street side and be amazed.

Appraisers Roadshow

Benefitting Dance Crazy, a not-for-profit that teaches ballroom dance in local schools. Sunday, August 4, 9:30 to 6:00, American Legion Post #1520, 4 Everett Road Ext., Albany, NY 12205. Antiques and collectibles appraised; $5 per item evaluated. www.dancecrazykids.org 518-526-8775

My Classic Car Show

My Classic Car will be a show and tell program by three local car enthusiasts on Monday, August 5, at 7:30 p.m. at the Stephentown Historical Society meeting.  The event will be outdoors at the Stephentown Firehall Pavilion, 35 Grange Hall Road, Stephentown, New York.  The program is free.  Bring a cushion or lawn chair for comfort if you like.  For directions, telephone (518) 733-0010.  Rain will cancel the event.

You will learn a bit about the world of classic cars from Dave Cummings who will bring his 1973 Dodge Challenger,  Bobby Olson with his 1955 Chevrolet four-door sedan, and Dick Rhindress with his 1966 International Harvester Scout 800.  These owners of classic vehicles will share some of the things that make the hobby both interesting and challenging.

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.

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 celebratestephentown.com for online directions, complete schedule details and  more 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.

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.

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.

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

Stephentown Craft Fair

The Veterans of Stephentown are hosting a Craft Fair on September 7, 2019 at the Veterans Memorial Park in Stephentown. If you are a vendor and are interested in renting a space, please contact Phyllis DeFreest at (518)733-6504 by August 24th. Don’t miss out on the last big selling day of the year.

Troy’s Annual Armenian Festival

Holy Cross Armenian Apostolic Church will have its Annual Troy’s Armenian Festival Sat Sept 7 12pm – 8pm and Sun Sept 8 12pm – 4pm. There will be delicious Armenian food and pastries, Games for the kids, Armenian music, and live performance by our local Armenian Dance Group. Come join us for a day full of Food, Fun and Games. ADMISSION IS FREE. for more info please contact the church hcarmenianchurch@nullgmail.com or call at 518-274-1477.

Time To Register For The Sand Lake Garage Sale 

Save the dates!  Save your stuff!  SELL your stuff!  The 9th Annual Sand Lake Town Wide Garage Sale will be held Sept. 14th and 15th.  It is sponsored by the Sand Lake Business Association.  Again, you will be able to list your home or business sale located in the Town of Sand Lake for FREE!  The SLBA will publicize the event.  Westfall Village will again be the site for the vendor corral/flea market.  It is a highly visible location just off Rte. 43 with plenty of free parking.  Go to sandlakebusiness.com and click on EVENTS to register.

Vendors Wanted!

On Saturday, September 21st, 2019, from 9 am- 4 pm, the Latham-Colonie Columbiettes are hosting a Craft Fair at the Latham-Colonie Knights of Columbus Council, 328 Troy-Schenectady Rd, 12110.  Rain or Shine!

Table space is 10 ft. in length for $25.00, Wi-Fi and Electricity are available for an additional cost of $5.00 each.

Indoor and outdoor spaces, both covered and uncovered.  **Email confirmation will be sent upon receipt of non-refundable deposit!

For information and reservations 518 272 8831, email klmajer@nulloutlook.com Or visit https://www.lathamcoloniekofc.com/forms

Vendors Wanted for the SonShiners’ 5th Annual Craft-Tag Sale

Applications being accepted for our Annual Craft-Tag Sale of the SonShiners of the Stephentown Federated Church on Saturday, September 21, 2019, from 9 am to 4 pm at Ioka Valley Farm, 3475 RT 43, Hancock, MA. The fee to rent a 10’ X 10’ uncovered space outside on the lawn is $20. Bring your own tent/cover, tables, chairs. The event will be held rain or shine and all monies received will be considered a non-refundable donation. Applications are available by calling Barbara at 518-527-0182. Deadline for applications is September 13th. We’ll also be having an Ice Cream Social with make your own sundaes and root beer floats. No food vendors please. Mark your calendars to come and check out our vendors.

Save the Date!

The planning of the St. Jude the Apostle Church & School Festival & Craft Fair has begun! The SJF will take place on Saturday, September 28th, from 11:30 am – 7:00 pm, 42 Dana Avenue, Wynantskill, featuring food around the globe, live entertainment, children’s games, haunted house, raffles and much more! FREE ADMISSION We are now accepting vendors, please email StJudesFestival@nulloutlook.com for more information.

Largest Flea Market In The Town Of Niskayuna

The 43rd Annual Flea Market at the Niskayuna Reformed Church, 3041 Troy Schenectady Road (route 7), Niskayuna will be held Saturday, September 28th from 9 am to 4 pm rain or shine.

The flea market is 4 miles west of northway exit 6 on route 7. Parking donation is $2.00

Delicious luncheon selections will be available as well as home made pies.

Vendors are wanted. Cars and vans may stay with dealers. Spaces are 20’ x 20’. Reserved outdoor spaces are $25.00 On or before September 19th or $30 afterwards. Indoor spaces 10’ x 10’ are $40.00 On or before September 19th or $50 afterwards. Set up times: Friday Sept 27th 3pm-7pm, Saturday Sept 28th7am-9am. Proceeds to benefit church ministries.

For info call: 785-5575

Come join the fun with over 80 vendors.

Johnsonville Meth. Church Thrift Shop

THRIFT SHOP: Johnsonville Methodist Church, 22 Bridge St., Johnsonville 12094. Look for our sign at the corner of Route 111 & Route 67. Open 9-12 Wednesdays and the first Saturday of each month. Newly arrived clothing and household goods every week, special occasion dresses and gowns, jewelry, purses, shoes, toys and over 1000 books.

Greenbush Garden Club Awards Grants

Each year the Greenbush Garden Club awards grant to local schools or community organizations for educational programs and/or community beautification projects, ideally targeted to kids.

This year the Club awarded grants to the Robert C Parker school for a ground cherry garden and to the Green Meadow School for a rock garden.  We wish them every success with these projects.

Money for the grants and the Club’s Garden Therapy program at Van Renesselear Manor is raised at our plant sale which is held in May of each year.

New members are always welcome. The Club meets at the East Greenbush Library.  For the months of September, October and November of this year we will meet on the 2nd Tuesday of the month.  We hope to see you then.

48th Annual Festival Of Nations

October 20:  The 48th Annual Festival of Nations will be held at The Egg on Sunday, October 20, 12-5pm.  We are pleased to announce that Miss Gloria Doudoukjian, daughter of Rev. & Mrs. Stepanos Doudoukjian, will participate in the Festival of Nations as ‘Miss Armenia.’  Congratulations to the Doudoukjian Family!  In the coming weeks, Rafi Topalian will be available at the church following services on Sundays for information on admission and/or raffle tickets, sponsorship ad participation, and general information.  Or, for more information, contact Rafi at (518) 272-2000 or rafitop@nullaol.com.

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