Local Fairs 08.29.19

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, linens, knick-knacks, Avon collectibles, handicapped equipment. We will be open on Thursday August  29th  from 3 to 6 and CLOSED on Saturday August 31st in honor of the Labor Day  holiday. .

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.

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/$5 Bag Book Nook Blow-Out Sale

The Book Nook at Transfiguration Parish on Hillview Drive in Speigletown is getting ready for the $5/Bag Blow-Out 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 sale, 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.

Hope to see you at the Garage Sale/Book Nook $5/bag sale beginning at 8:00 am on Friday, August 30 and Saturday, August 31. You’re sure to 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!

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.

St. Stephen’s Tag Sale September 7

St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church, 751 County Route 7 (directly off Route 150), East Schodack, NY will host a Tag & Bake Sale on Saturday, September 7th at 9 am in conjunction with the East Schodack Village Wide Sale.

Moving or downsizing and have clean, gently used items you would like to donate? Please call us at 518-438-1109 to arrange for a drop-off.  No large appliances, clothing or electronics (old tvs, computers or printers) please.  8’ x 8’ spaces in our parking lot are available to rent for $15 each.

Grab some bargains while enjoying some of our homemade desserts. Mark your calendars for September 7th so you don’t miss the Village Wide sale!

Poestenkill Historical Society Bake Sale.

On Saturday, September 7th, from 9 – 12 the Society will be hosting a bake sale along with vendors at the Poestenkill Farmers Market, located on the Town Hall Green.  Many homemade goodies will be available, including pies, cookies, cakes, and muffins.  We hope you will stop in and enjoy taking home some of our “goodies”.  Proceeds from this event will enable our museum to continue preserving our heritage.  We hope to see you there.

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!

Brunswick Historical Society- Annual Tag and Bake 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

Garage Sale for Homeless Families

You won’t want to miss this!

St. Paul’s Center is proud to present our first ever Garage Sale! Be sure to stop by the North End Fire Station at 2 St. Francis Place in Rensselaer on Saturday, September 14th from 8AM-2PM to score a great deal, while supporting an awesome cause. We’ll have purses, scarves, jewelry, and homewares, so there’s sure to be something for everyone.

100% of the proceeds will benefit St. Paul’s Center, a registered 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization serving local families experiencing homelessness, making this a great way to give back to a family in need. St. Paul’s Center is a community that strives to awaken hope and rekindle dignity in families seeking comfort, support and assistance in moving from homelessness to a sustainable future.

Do you have items you’d like to donate for our Garage Sale? Contact Meghan at mmeyerson@nullstpaulscenter.com or by calling our Center at 518-434-2910.

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.


Everyone knows and loves a veteran!

Veterans Hall is proud to honor the Veterans of Rensselaer, Saratoga, Washington, Albany, and counties beyond.  We encourage everyone to stop in during the fair to share a picture or information on a veteran you know.  Veterans Hall is a tribute to Veterans Past and Present.  Volunteers are compiling a list of veteran’s names from Rensselaer, Saratoga, Washington, Albany, and surrounding counties. Getting your veteran’s name on the list is free, easy and good way to ensure his/her service will be remembered.  Come share some time with us at the Veterans Hall.  For more info. Call Jody at 518-859-2988 or Lorraine 518-753-6936.


(benefits Schenectady Civic Players). September 14 & 15. Saturday & Sunday, 9 am to 4 pm each day.  Schenectady Civic Playhouse, 12 S. Church St., Schenectady.  Open to the public. No appointment or admission fee. $5 for each item appraised. www.civicplayers.org  518-382-2081

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.​

Knickerbocker Mansion’s Harvest Fest

The Knickerbocker Mansion’s Harvest Festival will be held September 21 & 22, 2019 from 8:00 to 4:00 PM.

A historical presentation will be at 11:00 AM, 1:00 and 3:00 PM.

A pancake breakfast ($8.00) from 8:00 to 11:00 AM and a Chicken and Biscuit Dinner ($11.00) from Noon to 4:00 PM.  No reservations are needed unless the group is 8 or more.

Mansion and Cemetery tours, Bake Sale, Charlotte’s Chop, Snack Bar and Harvest produce will be available throughout the day.

For more information email us at knickinfo@nullaol.com or call 518-664-1700 and leave a message with name and phone number for more information.

Check out our website at www.knickmansion.com for more details.

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 St. Judes

Save the date – St. Jude the Apostle’s Annual Fall Family International Food Festival is being held Saturday September 28th from 11:30 am to 7 pm at 43 Brookside Avenue Wynantskill.

There will be live entertainment, food from around the globe, children’s games & activities, raffles, craft fair, outdoor bands, a haunted house and more!!  Email StJudesfestival@nulloutlook.com for more information!  Craft and Vendor applications are still being accepted. Sponsorship opportunities are also available.

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.

Stephen King Dollar Baby Film Festival is one highlight of Fall 2019 Cultural Events Schedule at Hudson Valley Community College

The Dollar Baby Film Festival will be a rare opportunity to view four short films inspired by the work of the legendary author Stephen King, including a Capital Region premier of local author and filmmaker Bryan Higby’s “Here There Be Tygers.” The festival will be Friday, Nov. 22 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Bulmer Telecommunications Center on the Troy campus and is open free to the public.

“Here There Be Tygers,” (2019, 11 min.) is a liberating tale from the viewpoint of a child who sees tigers in the school restroom. The evening also will feature Jay Holben’s renowned “Paranoid” (2000, 8 min.), a favorite of King himself; Rodney Altman’s “Unmeny’s Last Case,” (2006, 18 min.), about a 1930s private detective whose life bizarrely and swiftly falls apart, and Shawn S. Lealos’s “I Know What You Need” (2005, 33 min.), in which a young woman has strong suspicions about the true identity of her roommate’s “too good to be true” new boyfriend. A Q&A with Higby will follow the films.

The Dollar Baby concept was born in 1977 as King’s growing popularity fueled his desire to help novice filmmakers seeking permission to make films of his work. Under the program, fledgling filmmakers pay just $1 for the opportunity to create a film based on one of the horror master’s short works. The caveat: Dollar Baby films cannot be released to the pubic or on the internet, thus festival viewing usually is the only way to see them. It’s difficult to determine exactly how many Dollar Babies have been made, but King has described the films as “usually interesting and sometimes quite brilliant.”

The Dollar Baby Film Festival is presented by the college’s Cultural Affairs Program. The fall 2019 schedule also will include the following performances:

Hot Club of Saratoga

Thursday, Sept. 19 from noon to 1 p.m. / Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium

Hot Club of Saratoga, upstate New York’s premier gypsy swing band, performs in the spirit and style originated by Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli (The Quintet of the Hot Club of France), most prominent in the 1930s yet still vibrant and gaining in popularity today. Since forming in 2013, Hot Club of Saratoga has brought its irresistible music to myriad venues and festivals, keeping alive the tradition of a long line of gypsy jazz artists. Core musicians Chuck Kish, rhythm guitar; Tucker Callander, violin; and Jonathan Greene, clarinet; often are joined by others in the club’s “collective.” Adding solo guitar, string bass, and sax allows the group to explore the

full range of this musical style from sweet, soulful ballads through hard-driving swing and fiery, upbeat tempos that make it impossible to sit still.

Shiri Zorn and George Muscatello

Thursday, Oct. 3 from noon to 1 p.m. / Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium

The nearly 10-year-old collaboration of international vocalist Shiri Zorn and guitarist George Muscatello never fails to amaze and delight audiences. The two “turn standard jazz repertoire on its head.” Great American Songbook classics take on Middle Eastern influences and unusual time signatures, while Latin tunes and sambas are improvised with new harmonies. Zorn discovered her singing talent as a young child in Israel and later trained at the famed Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London before arriving in the United States in 2007. Well known for his extraordinary guitar playing and improvisation skills, Muscatello has been a mainstay on the local jazz scene for 25 years. An adjunct lecturer at Skidmore College, he also hosts master classes bringing world-renowned jazz musicians to the Saratoga Springs campus.

Lost Radio Rounders: Demon Rum! Songs of Temperance and Prohibition Thursday, Oct. 10 from noon to 1 p.m. / Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium

Take something away, you only make it more attractive. Songs of temperance and prohibition come from both sides of the bar, with some trying to quell the flow of demon rum and others hurrying to drink it up. Typically, Lost Radio Rounders finds the history, the humor and the pathos in the great American battle over the bottle. The band members are Tom Lindsay – vocals, 6-, 12-string and baritone guitar, strumstick, 6-string banjo and piano, and Michael Eck – vocals, mandolin, guitar and tenor guitar, dobro, ukulele and banjo. Outside the duo, Lindsay is a photographer and educator, and Eck is an arts publicist, critic and writer. Local audiences are both educated and entertained by their themed, radio days-inspired programs such as Blue Collar Blues, Campfire Songs & Sing-A-Longs, and The Gospel Trail.

Piscataway Nation Singers & Dancers Thursday, Nov. 7 from noon to 1 p.m. / Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium Celebrate Native American Heritage Month and learn more about American Indian history, culture and traditions. Mark Tayac and the Piscataway Nation Singers & Dancers carry on the long standing traditions and culture of their indigenous ancestors. The troupe travels from the Tayac Territory in Port Tobacco, MD with its colorful, educational and entertaining pow wow-style program of American Indian dance, drum and song. The Piscataway Nation Singers & Dancers also appear frequently on the History and Discovery channels, and perform regularly at the Museum of the American Indian in Washington, DC and at major Native American festivals throughout the United States. Successors of the Algonquin peoples, members of the Piscataway Nation were the first Native Americans to encounter Captain John Smith along the Potomac River in 1608.

The full Cultural Events Calendar is available at www.hvcc.edu/culture. Please call 518-629-8071 or email d.gardner@nullhvcc.edu for more information

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