Church of the Redeemer Thrift Shop
The volunteers at the Church of the Redeemer Thrift Shop work hard to provide a clean, well-organized shopping experience. The shop has a very large selection of clothing for all sizes and ages, gently-used baby equipment, toys, games, puzzles, jewelry, household goods, Autumn décor, Halloween costumes. There is sure to be something for everyone from the amazing assortment of one-of-a-kind items. The thrift shop has earned an excellent reputation by offering quality merchandise at very reasonable prices. The shop will be open on Thursday September 12th from 3 to 6 and Saturday September 14th from 9 to 2. Located at 1249 Third Street, Rensselaer, the building is on CDTA busline #214. Enter through the parking lot on the Catherine Street side and be pleasantly surprised.
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 email@example.com
Sand Lake Town Wide Garage Sale
It’s Almost Here!
The Ninth Annual Sand Lake Town Wide Garage Sale, sponsored by the Sand Lake Business Association, is THIS weekend, September 14 and 15. Maps are now available at several local businesses and online at sandlakebusiness.com The vendor corral/flea market is again at Westfall Village on Rte. 43 directly across from Eastview Road in Averill Park. The corral opens at 8 am Saturday and at 9 am on Sunday. Maps will also be available at the corral and at 24 Meeler Road across from WSL Elementary School. And remember to visit the Salem Church Fair, just off Shaver Road in West Sand Lake on Saturday.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.
Free Lansingburgh Carnival On Sunday September 15
Trinity Church Lansingburgh invites you to its 2nd Annual Neighborhood Carnival at the Parish Hall, 585 Fourth Avenue, Troy (Lansingburgh,) on Sunday, September 15th from 1 P.M. until 3 P.M. Play carnival games (ring drop, whack-a-frog, balloon pop, duck pond) and enjoy free hot dogs and ice cream. Free fun for the whole family. For information, call 518-577-9350 or visit our website at http://www.trinitychurchlansingburgh.org/.
Mohawk Hudson Chapter of the Antique Outboard Motor Club Inc. Announces Their 15th Annual Swap Meet at the Schroon Lake Town boat launch in Schroon Lake, NY on Sun Sep 15, 2019
Contact: Michael Glenn
Address: 155 Foch Road, Scotia, NY 12302
Alternate Phone Numbers: 518-505-3558
Scotia, NY – Current President Michael Glenn announces that the 15th Annual Swap and Wet Meet of the Chapter will be held again this year at the Schroon Lake Town boat launch. The event is planned for September 15, 2019 and will be held at the town boat launch in Schroon Lake, New York. Attendees come from throughout the Northeast as well as local members and the general public is welcome to attend at no cost. There is no admission fee and no fee to display/buy/sell/trade.
The day is planned to begin at 9:00 AM as a casual open air event that is expected to last until 2:00 pm. The event includes the buying, selling and trading of antique and classic outboard motors, boats and related items from attendees/vendors. Additional vendors are welcome at no cost. The general public is welcome. There will be food available for a donation for morning coffee and donuts and lunch at noontime. The swap meet is held in an Antiques Roadshow type atmosphere and interested parties can get parts, advice and resources for their old outboard motors and boats, as well as an outlet to bring their motors to put them in the hands of a collector who can restore it.
The Chapter, chartered in March of 2005 has experienced growth over the last fourteen years.
For further news of the Mohawk Hudson Chapter of the AOMCI, please visit our website:
For information about the national organization, please visit their website at www.aomci.org.
Book, Bake and Basket Sales at Poestenkill Library Fall Market Day
Plan to join your neighbors and other nice people from neighboring towns at the Friends of the Poestenkill Library Fall Market Day on the Library lawn, Saturday September 21. The library is next to Town Hall at 9 Plank Road, Poestenkill. The rain date is Sunday September 22. The hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sale items include baked goods, many hundreds of used books, chances on spectacular gift baskets, and a huge inventory of good quality used jigsaw puzzles. While visiting you can browse the Poestenkill Farmers Market on the Town Hall lawn and find something for lunch. Please help the Library with donations of baked goods and puzzles. Contact Marcia Hopple, 518-283-5353, for more information or to donate or volunteer.
Antique Appraisers Roadshow
(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
Brunswick Historical Society Annual Tag Sale
Brunswick Historical Society is looking for vendors for our Annual Tag sale on Saturday, September 14, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Set up from 7 a.m. – 9 a.m. Rain or shine at 605 Brunswick Rd in Eagle Mills. We will be offering a limited number of spaces (1) – 8 x 10 for free. Don’t miss out. Sign up now. Contact Tracy for more information at 518-279-3020 or email at firstname.lastname@example.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
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 email@example.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:
firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Children’s Festival and Book Sale
The Children’s Festival at the East Greenbush Community Library will feature bounce rides, face painting, balloon animals and more awesome activities for children of all ages! This free yearly event will take place on Saturday, September 21 from 10am – 3pm.
Also at the library on Saturday, the Children’s Book Sale takes place from 9am – 4pm. The children’s book sale is only held once a year, so plan ahead for birthdays and holidays and take this opportunity to stock up! There will be a great selection of gently used children’s books available for purchase at prices ranging from $.25 to $1, CDs and DVDs are $1 and $2. Only cash and checks are accepted.
The Book Sale continues on Sunday September 22 with a bag sale from 1pm – 3pm. For only $4 fill your own reusable shopping tote or a Hannaford plastic bag. The Children’s Festival and Book Sale are sponsored by the Friends of the East Greenbush Community Library. The Friends is a nonprofit, volunteer organization committed to creating broad community support for the library. Proceeds from the book sale directly support library programs and services that benefit patrons and community members.
For more information contact the Friends at email@example.com or the library at 477-7476.
The Children’s Festival and Book Sale take place at the East Greenbush Community Library, 10 Community Way, East Greenbush, NY.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Rummage Sale 9/27 – 9/28
Rummage Sale on Friday, September 27 from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm and Saturday, September 28 from 9:30 am to 1:00 pm at the Pittstown United Methodist Church Hall located just off NY Route 7 in the village of Pittstown. Bag Sale on Saturday only…..buy 2 bags get 1 free. Food and Bake Sale on Friday, September 27 from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm. For more information call Herb at 518-753-4427.
Saint Joan of Arc and the Black Catholic Apostolate Fall Festival
Saint Joan of Arc and the Black Catholic Apostolate will be hosting a fun for all fall festival on Saturday, September 28, 2019 from Noon to 4:00 pm at Ganser Smith Park, Menand Road, Menands. Delicious luncheon selections will be available for purchase including pulled pork sandwiches, pizza, homemade chili, salads and mouth-watering desserts. Soda, juice, beer, popcorn and cotton candy will also be available for purchase. Face painting will be available for the children. There will be a 50/50 raffle as well as gift baskets and gift certificate raffles from many local venders. Come join the fun in the park.
Proceeds will benefit church outreach ministries and services.
For info call Saint Joan of Arc’s office 518-463-0378.
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.
Oktoberfest Brings Bavaria to Nassau
Nassau’s Village Beautification Committee presents a traditional Oktoberfest celebration on Sunday, September 29th at the Village Commons Park on John Street, just off US Route 20. The event runs from 12 noon until 4 p.m. and features traditional German foods, beverages and entertainment.
Inspired by European harvest festivals, the Oktoberfest menu will include a variety of tasty treats including an array of locally-made German sausages, vegan bratwurst, imported German sauerkraut, potato salad and made-as-you-watch potato pancakes. All foods area available for take-out.
What’s an Oktoberfest without good beer? That question is answered with a selection of fresh and local ales from Nassau’s own S & S Farm Brewery. Brewing at the historic Sanford Farm on Jefferson Hill Road, this young, vibrant team brings a breath of fresh air into the local craft beer scene. Even Bavarian’s agree “fresh beer is the best beer.”
Musical entertainment will feature Nassau’s own Bavarian Barons, a traditional German brass band founded in the village over 50 years ago. With a lively program of polkas, waltzes and marches the group has a long history of entertaining the public throughout New York and New England.
Admission is free and will take place under tents rain or shine. Guests may bring their own lawn chairs if they wish. For additional information go to www.Nassau12123.com or call (518) 766-2291.
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 email@example.com.
We are located at 55 North Lake Ave., Troy. We are handicap accessible
Rummage Sale at the Church of the Covenant!
Clean out your closets & drawers! It’s time for the Clothing Rummage Sale at the Church of the Covenant, United Methodist, located at 3055 Rte 43 in Averill Park. Sale dates are Fri & Sat Oct 4 & 5, 9 am – 2 pm with a $3 bag sale Sat 12 – 2 pm.
We will gladly welcome your donations of clean, gently-loved clothing & footwear for the whole family. We also accept linens, pillows, bedding, curtains, towels, pocketbooks, bags, etc., as well as fabric & sewing equipment & notions. NO yard sale items at this sale.
Donations may be brought to the church noon Sun Sept 29th until NOON Thurs Oct 3rd.
Our missions commission will also have a bake sale both days.
Hoosick Falls’ Annual Walter A. Wood Tractor Show is Back on October 5th!
The Walter A. Wood Tractor and Agriculture Show is coming Saturday, October 5th! Come on over to Walter A. Wood Memorial Park in Hoosick Falls and check out all the antique and vintage tractors, horse-drawn farm equipment and implements, and contemporary machinery that will be on display from 8:30 am to 3 pm.
The Walter A. Wood Reaping and Mowing Company manufactured horse-drawn farm equipment right here in our village from 1865 to 1924, and sold machinery to farmers in Hoosick and as far away as the Middle East and Russia!
Come get a good, close-up look at antique tractors and antique horse drawn implements made by the Wood Company and others, as well as hit-and-miss steam engines, some of which will actually be working.
The highlight of the day at 12:00 Noon is the Burton Luke Tractor Parade.
The American Legion will be offering hamburgers, hotdogs and steamers. Lewis Sugar House and the Sugar Shack will be selling everything maple and new this year an apple pie contest!
Enjoy hayrides courtesy of JC Tractor of Hoosick Falls with a tour of the downtown areas.
A free concert by one of the region’s favorite blue grass-folk bands, The Hill Hollow Band, will be at the Bandstand from 11:00 am to 2:30 pm.
Pumpkins, gourds and hay stalks along with other farm products. Sample dairy products made from milk produced by Hoosick Area farmers.
Folks from Hoosick and the surrounding communities are welcome to enter tractors, farm implements, hit and miss engines, livestock, and agricultural products.
For more information or to register, call Kevin at 518-894-5035, or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org. For Vendor or sponsorship information contact Joyce Brewer at The Miller Museum (518) 686-4682. email@example.com.
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 Methodist Church Thrift Shop
Johnsonville Methodist Church, 22 Bridge St., Johnsonville 12094. Look for our new sign at the corner of Route 111 & Route 67. Open 9-12 Wednesdays. Newly arrived Fall clothing and household goods every week, career clothing, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ultimate Shopping Trip Fundraiser for Hope 7 Community Center’s Food Pantry in Troy.
The 2019 Ultimate Shopping Trip to Pennsylvania departs from Dick’s Sporting Goods, Latham Farms, on Friday, November 1st and returns, Sunday, November 3rd.
Shopping includes American Candle, Kitchen Kettle, Bird-in-Hand Farmers Market, The Shops at Rockvale, Philadelphia Premium Outlets and optional trips to Tanger Outlets & Kozier’s Christmas Village. Accommodations are provided by Comfort Inn Lancaster – Rockvale Outlet, complimentary breakfast Is included with your stay.
Cost per person (based on room occupancy) – Double: $225/person, Triple: $185/person, or Quad $165/person. The fee includes bus, hotel, and driver’s tip. Limited spaces available.
For more information or to reserve your space, please contact Michelle at 518-590-6781 or Hope7.Board@nullgmail.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 email@example.com for more information