Local Fairs 08.22.19

Church of the Redeemer Thrift Shop

The Church of the Redeemer Thrift Shop in Rensselaer offers a clean, well-organized shopping experience with a very large selection of clothing for all ages and sizes, housewares, toys, jewelry, baby gear, wall decor, Avon collectibles and handicapped equipment. You’re sure to find something you didn’t know you needed from the vast selection of one-of-a-kind items. We’ll be open on Thursday August 22nd from 3 to 6 and Saturday August 24th from 9 to 2.

The shop is located at 1249 Third Street, Rensselaer on CDTA Bus Route #214. Enter through the parking lot on the Catherine Street side and be pleasantly surprised.

Troy Alley Rally Mega Garage Sale

Five alleys in Troy south of Congress St. will come alive on Saturday, August 24 (rain date August 25) from 10 to 2 for the 3rd annual Alley Rally. This is when residents put on a mega, multi-family garage sale. Visitors can enjoy the beautiful neighborhoods around Washington Park while taking an easy stroll along the alleys in search of treasures. With 40 families involved, people are bound to find something to take home – an antique folding bike perhaps or maybe a huge movie banner. Setting up house? There will be housewares, furniture and decorative items. Looking for something fun? There’s sure to be antiques, curiosities, jewelry, records, CDs and much more. Visitors should look for bright orange directional signs along Congress and Ferry Streets and throughout the rally area which extends south down to Jefferson St. and stretches east-west between 1st and 5th Sts. Maps will be available: at the sale sites, at an information desk in “Leslie’s Garden” on Adams St. (between 2nd and 3rd Sts. Next to School 10 Apartments) and on Craig’s List (Look for “Alley Rally”). Friends of the Troy Public Library will also be holding a popup book sale at “Leslie’s Garden”. There are various parking lots in the area, plus on-street parking. For more information, email riverside12180@nullgmail.com.

3rd Annual Friends & Family Community Day

Agape Apostolic Church Of Deliverance located at 1010 Madison Avenue, Troy, will hold its 3rdannual Friends & Family Community Day on August 31st from 11:00 to 3:00. Backpack & school supplies giveaways, everything is FREE. Pony rides and petting zoo, Jurassic Park Bouncee House, Toxic Rush Bounce House &  Land wheel racing plus much more.

For info call (518) 813-8840

Garage Sale

Transfigurations Parish is having their 10th Annual Garage Sale. August 30-31, 8am-4pm

50 Hillview Dr. Troy

Book Nook News

The Book Nook at Transfiguration Parish on Hillview Drive in Speigletown is busy preparing for the $5/Bag Sale which is held in conjunction with the parish-wide Garage Sale on August 30-3l.  Yes, that’s right just $5 a bag (any size)!  If you’ve never been to our $5/Bag sales, then you don’t know what you’re missing!  There is something for everyone.  Children’s books, history, biographies, non-fiction, and books by everyone’s favorite authors.  There are CD’s, DVD’s also included in this blow-out sale.    

Please stop by the Garage Sale/Book Nook $5/bag sale beginning at 8:00 am on Friday, August 30 and Saturday, August 31, and find some great treasures and wonderful books, CD’s, cookbooks, children and young adult books.  Bring any size bag or we’ll have one for you.  See you at the Book Nook!

Play Music On The Porch Day

The annual international Play Music on the Porch Day invites musicians and communities to revive the tradition of gathering, singing, and playing music outside with friends and family. Area musicians are invited to celebration this year’s event at the Schodack Town Park Pavilion on August 31st from 4 p.m. ‘til dusk. It will be a pot luck event and we will provide water, iced tea, and coffee. This event is hosted by Schodack Folk Sessions, as in years past, and features an open mic and group jam singalongs, as well as a fiddle tune jam tent for those interested.

All are welcome, so if your idea of a good time is to enjoy the company of other musicians, express yourself musically, and to play and sing favorites and folk standards along with this enthusiastic folk music community on the banks of the beautiful Moordener Kill, please consider joining us.

It is a potluck, so food and drink items you’d like to bring and share are welcome. There is also a barbecue pit for grilling. Bring instruments, voices, neighbors, family and friends, along with Rise Up Singing or Rise Again songbooks, if you have them.

http://www.schodack.org/docs/ park2012.pdf (For park information)

Youth Make A Difference, Inc.

North Greenbush Town Fair

September 6, 7 & 8th

All Events at Town Hall – Dodge Street & Main Avenue, Wynantskill

Rides, Games, Food & Fun

Friday: 6 pm – 10 pm

Saturday: 1pm – 5 pm & 6pm – 10 pm

Sunday: 12 pm – 4 pm

Rides (discounted wrist bands) $15 for four hours on Saturday from 1pm-4pm and 6pm-10pm and on Sunday 12pm-4pm.

Come Join Us For This Community Celebration!

Annual Nassaufest Slated for Saturday, September 7th

On Saturday, September 7th the annual Nassaufest celebration will take place at the Village Commons Park on John Street in the village of Nassau. Scheduled from 12 noon to 4 pm, the event features a carnival with kid-friendly games of skill. Each player is guaranteed a “Nassaubuck” just for playing, more if they win. “Bucks” are redeemable for great prizes and school supplies.

Admission is free and kids can partake in sky-high bounce rides and much more. Community booths will offer bake sales, fund raisers and news and views about what’s going on in Nassau. Refreshments will be served by the Nassau Village Beautification Committee and include grilled sausage and peppers, hot dogs, veggie burgers and fried dough at family-friendly prices.

For additional information please visit www.Nassau12123.com or call (518) 766-2291.

Village Wide Garage Sale

Please join us for the September 7, 2019 village wide garage sale of East Schodack. From 8am to 3pm.

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 invites you to its annual Troy’s Armenian Festival taking place Saturday Sept. 7 starting at 12 noon to 8pm and Sunday Sept. 8, from 12 noon to 5pm, on the church grounds, 255 Spring Avenue, rain or shine. Featuring their traditional Shish Kebab dinner, Armenian pastries, live Armenian music and children’s rides. Armenian meat pies (lahmajoun) can be ordered in advance by calling the Church at 518-274-1477 or email Hcarmenianchurch@nullgmail.com. Public is cordially invited!

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.

Looking for Vendors for Tag Sale

Brunswick Historical Society is looking for vendors for our Annual Tag sale on September 14, 2019. Rain or shine.

We are located at 605 Brunswick Rd in Eagle Mills.

We will be offering a limited number of spaces (1)- 8×10 for free.

Don’t miss out. Sign up now.

Contact Tracy for more information at 518-279-3020 or email at president@nullbhs-ny.org.

Castleton Elementary School Community Fair

Join us for the Annual Castleton Elementary School Community Fair on Saturday, September 21, 2019 from 10am – 3pm. Auction, Games, Food, Vendors, Bounce Houses and more!

80 Scott Ave., Castleton

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

50 Cent Social

The Poestenkill Christian Church will be hosting a .50 Cent Social at the Sullivan Jones Post (VFW Post), 25 Veterans St., Poestenkill, NY on Saturday, September 21st.  Doors open at 12:00 p.m. and calling begins at 2:00 p.m.  Come join us for our .50 cent social.  There will be an array of items and gift cards to be raffled off.  Tickets are .50 cents each, 25 for $10 or 100 for $30.  Hot dogs, ice cream and beverages will be available for purchase.  There will be a 50/50 raffle also.   For more information call Barbara at (518) 279-9458.

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.

St. Nicholas Church Craft And Flea Market

Saturday, September 21, 2019 being held at 1077 New Loudon Road in Latham, New York

(Route 9 and Boght Corners) Next to Guptills Arena

Crafters And Vendors Wanted

Spaces are still available for one of the largest Flea Market in the Capital Region.

Spaces are 20’x20’ for $60 until September 14th,2019

September 15th thru September 21st, 2019 prices increase to $75 for spaces.

For more information please contact the church at 518-235-7355 or you can visit the church website:

saintnicholasfleamarket@nullgmail.com to obtain the forms and register on line and PayPal is also available to reserve your space.

Latham-Colonie Columbiettes Fair

Join the Latham-Colonie Columbiettes, Vendors and Artisans on Saturday September 21st, 2019, 9 am to 4 pm, Rain or Shine!

Area crafters and product representatives will include  unique jewelry designers, fabric and yarn crafters, paper and wood  creations. ​

The Crafter Companies joining us are; Mohawk Enterprises, Our Woodland Studio, Lily, Poppy and Iris, Triple Gems by Melissa, Cornerstone Creations, Barefoot Beads and Gems and Roe Stitch and Sew and representatives from Mary Kay and Paparazzi!​

​Outdoor (popup setups) and Outdoor undercover areas are available for your displays, spaces are 10 ft in length for $25.00, electricity and Wi-Fi are available for an additional $5.00 each.​

​**Email confirmation of your reservation will be sent upon receipt of non-refundable deposit!​

​For information,  email klmajer@nulloutlook.com or call 518 272 8831 and online at www.lathamcoloniekofc.com/events.​

Farmers & Artisans Market

The Castleton-on-Hudson Farmers & Artisans Market is held every Friday through September 27 from 4:30 to 7:30 PM at the corner of Main Street (9J) and Scott Avenue (150). New vendors welcome, visit COHFAM on Facebook to get an application or email gina.giuliano@nullgmail.com for more information.

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.

OLV Vendor & Craft Fair

The Our Lady of Victory Columbiettes of Troy will be hosting a Vendor & Craft Fair on, Saturday, October 5, 2019 from 9A.M – 3 P.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 louiseolvcolumbiette@nullaol.com.

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

The Sand Lake Dog Park & Open Spaces Committees Present:  Howl’een In The Park

OCT 13, 12pm–4pm @- Butler Park, Averill Park, NY

This October the Sand Lake Dog Park (SLDP) and the Open Spaces Committees will be hosting a Howl’een in the Park fundraising event for the future Sand Lake Dog Parkto be located on the Walking Trails property on Eastern Union Turnpike.

We’re looking forward to involving our outdoor enthusiasts, dog lovers, and the community in this wicked healthy day!

Start planning your costume now! The main event is the Dog Costume Paradewith town officials judging various categories. With your $25 donation, you will participate in the parade and be photographed with your pup. (See sign up form on following page)

Checks can be mailed to Dog Park Treasurer, 110 Edgewood Drive, Averill Park,. NY, 12018 and checks should be made out to Town of Sand Lake with a notation of “dog park costume parade”. There will be local organizations, food and live local music!

We invite vendors and businesses to participate with tables and food trucks at no fee, but will be asking for a pledge to work toward our fundraising goal of $25,000.

We are requesting local businesses to consider being SLDP sponsors.

You can also donate online by visiting our event page at


Thank you in advance for your support!

Sincerely, The Sand Lake Dog Park Committee 518 495 2314

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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