Local Fairs 09.26.19

Church of the Redeemer Thrift Shop

The Church of the Redeemer Thrift Shop has earned an excellent reputation by offering quality merchandise at bargain prices. We offer clothing for all sizes and ages, household goods, jewelry, puzzles, toys, collectibles, Halloween costumes and decorations and so much more.

The shop will be open on Thursday, September 26th from 3 to 6 and on Saturday, September 28th from 9 to 2. Located at 1249 Third Street, Rensselaer, the shop is on CDTA bus route #214. Enter through the parking lot on Catherine Street and be amazed.

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.

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.

St. Jude’s 14th Annual Festival & Craft Fair

St. Jude the Apostles 14th Annual Festival & Craft Fair will be held this Saturday, September 28th from 11:30 am – 7:00 pm at 43 Brookside Avenue in Wynantskill. There will be live entertainment on 2 stages, food from around the globe, children’s games, activities, bounce house, haunted house, raffles and MORE! Young’s Pharmacy will be facilitating a flu clinic until 3 pm. Make sure you don’t miss Mr Twisty at 1 pm. New this year, thanks to MAC Equipment & Accent Health, there will be parking and a shuttle available from the North Greenbush Town Office 2 Douglas Street.

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.

United Methodist Thrift Sale

The United Methodist Women of the First United Methodist Church of East Greenbush is having their Fall Thrift Sale Fri. September 27th, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. & Sat. September 28th from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Saturday is bag day. There will be many different items from household, clothing to toys as well as a snack bar. All proceeds go to our mission projects. The First United Methodist Church is located at 1 Gilligan Road, off of 9&20, in East Greenbush.

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 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 55 N. Lake Ave, Parish Hall, Troy. We are handicap accessible. For information, call Louise at (518) 708-4342

Fall Festival at Parker School on Oct. 5

Celebrate autumn at Robert C. Parker School’s Fall Festival, Saturday Oct. 5th from 11AM – 2PM. Preschool through middle school students will enjoy games, crafts, educational projects, live music, and homemade food, all outdoors on our beautiful 77-acre campus.

Come for the bounce house, face painting, carnival games and prizes, and our unique toy swap lottery! Kids can also do STEM projects with RPI’s Society for Women Engineers and hands-on nature activities with educators from Five Rivers Environmental Education Center. There will be activities especially for the little ones, with big kids on hand to provide storytime for their younger buddies. Enjoy fiddle and guitar music by Tunefolk, sponsored by a grant from the DanceFlurry Organization.

We’ll have a wide selection of lunch, snack, and dessert options available, so bring your family and friends and join us for a memorable afternoon! Admission is free; food and games are ticketed. For more information, email pfo@nullparkerschool.org, or visit www.parkerschool.org.

Book Nook News

The Book Nook at Transfiguration Parish in Speigletown will be open on Saturday, October 5 and 19 from 9:00 am until noon. The October half-priced specials are on the following authors: David Baldacci, Harlen Coben and Fern Michaels. There have been so many new donations since our $5/bag blow-out sale, you may want to stop by and check us out. A great big thank you to all who supported our Garage Sale/Book Nook $5/Bag sale. Again, it was a huge success. Thank you for your continued support. See you at the Book Nook!

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.

Judy Peters Annual Pick and Poke

Come and join us for this free clothing drive event

October 5th and 6th, VFW Post 7338

100 Hays road, East Greenbush NY 12061

Come Pick and Poke through our donated items

Take what you want or need,tell your friends

also taking donations,always a need for childrens items

Questions contact Maureen 518-653-3539

Watervliet Senior Center Craft Fair 10/5

Saturday October 5, 9-3pm. Join us for a fall craft/vendor fair, with home goods, food, beauty and accessory vendors and handmade gifts. The Watervliet Library will also be doing adult and kid activities and crafts.

Its free to attend, and there will be a basket raffle, 50/50 drawing, and a concession with chili and cider donuts.

We are still accepting vendors for $30, table extra. Call 518-273-4422 for more information!

Venue-1501 Broadway, Watervliet Senior Center Community Room, and the Watervliet Library in the same building.

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 hoosickkid@nullgmail.com. For Vendor or sponsorship information contact Joyce Brewer at The Miller Museum (518) 686-4682. tjbrewer4942@nullgmail.com.

Howl’oween in the Park!

The Sand Lake Dog Park and The Open Spaces Committees would like to thank the Town of Sand Lake and the Girl Scouts Service Unit 151 (Troops 1052, 1526) for their support.

Its going to be SPOOKTACULAR on October 13th from 12PM-4PM at Butler Park in the town of Sand Lake. Rain or Shine

Come help raise funds to meet our goal of $25,000 for the construction of the SLDP. There will be vendors, community groups, live music and a photographer, but the highlight of the event will be the Costume Parade with town officials judging various categories. Community groups and vendors are invited to set up booths and donations can me made to the Sand Lake Dog Park.

Registration for the costume parade will be $20/dog in advance or $25/dog at the event. Creative costumes and themed human/dog costumes are encouraged. There will be Costume Contest Prizes and giveaways. Event will be held rain or shine. Check-in for the costume parade begins as 12PM and the parade will start at 1PM.

Safety 1st. All well-behaved, non-aggressive dogs will be welcome to participate. Our big Pet Peeve: YOU are responsible for cleaning up after your dog – bags will be available. Your pup needs to be leashed on at all times (no longer then 4 feet) & licensed with a permit. All dogs must have current rabies vaccines, and no dogs in heat. An adult must walk the dog, no toddlers in attendance please. Call or stop by town hall for license info and have a copy of your rabies vac. Your Vet can Fax or email the document. Sand Lake Town Clerk at 518-674-2026 ext 122

Contact the SLDP with your questions at openspacessandlake@nullgmail.com or 518-495-2314. Costume Parade registrations and SLDP donations can be made by check payable to Town of Sand Lake (write Dog Park on the memo line) and mailed to Dog Park Treasurer, 110 Edgewood Drive, Averill Park, NY 12018. Online tickets purchase at Eventbrite: HOWl’oween in the Park. SLDP donations can be made online at gofundme.com/f/sand-lake-dog-park

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 rafitop@nullaol.com.

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

2019 Renewable Energy and Sustainable Living Fair

The fourth annual Green Fair will be held on Saturday, November 16 from 10-4 pm at the Sage College Armory, 130 New Scotland Ave. Albany, NY. Enjoy one-stop shopping with information, services and products related to living in harmony with our earth. It is free and open to the public with ample, accessible parking and great roadside visibility. It is sponsored by Community Advocates for a Sustainable Environment, a local grassroots group. This is the largest indoor/outdoor environmental Fair in the Capital Region.

At the Fair, meet for profit and nonprofit exhibitors, listen to speakers on a variety of environmental topics while enjoying vegan friendly food and drink. It is a “zero waste” event using compostable products. Last year, there were a record fifty-three exhibitors and 23 workshop presenters.

The newly remodeled venue has a large display area with modernized meeting rooms. There will be a free Fair Program Booklet listing exhibitor contact information with valuable climate information printed by a union shop on recycled paper.

Here are some links to past Fairs:

2018: stopnypipeline.org/what-a-fair/

2017- tinyurl.com/RESLF2017

2016- tinyurl.com/RESLF2017

If you are interested in being an exhibitor, please register at: tinyurl.com/LivingFair or call: 518-781-4686. We will be promoting this Fair via our newsletters, press announcements, posters, social media, etc.

Please share this information widely.

Don’t miss out- discover why many exhibitors return every year!

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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