Trunk or Treat – Sunday, October 27, 5-7 pm
Join us for a Halloween celebration for everyone! Emmanuel Reformed Church will hold a Trunk or Treat for families who want to have a fun and safe environment for their children (accompanied by an adult) as they go from trunk to trunk gathering Halloween treats in their bag. After gathering goodies, stay for free hot dogs with toppings, chips, cookies and beverages in our ministry pavilion. Put on your favorite costume and head on over for an evening of treats and fun on Sunday, October 27 from 5- 7 pm. We are located at 1150 Maple Hill Road, Castleton. You can park in the lot by the tennis courts at the high school next to us. If you need more information, call 518-732-7766.
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 ages and sizes, gently-used baby equipment, toys, games, jewelry, household goods, Halloween costumes and decorations. The shop has earned an excellent reputation by offering quality merchandise at bargain prices. You’re sure to find something you didn’t know you needed.
The shop will be open on Thursday October 24th from 3 to 6 and Saturday October 26th from 9 to 2. Located at 1249 Third Street in Rensselaer, the shop is on CDTA bus route #214 and can be entered from the parking lot on the Catherine Street side of the building.
10/03/2019 – 10/24/2019
Knick at Night
What ghost will you meet? One of the Knickerbockers or a spouse… Rumor has it that Rachel will be in the Mansion… you never know who may grace us with their presence. Join us on October 25 and 26, 2019 for Knick at Night at the Knickerbocker Mansion, 132 Knickerbocker Road, Schaghticoke, NY. We will be serving a Souper Dinner ($10.00) from 5:00 – 9:00 PM; and hosting Ghost Tours of the Mansion ($8.00) from 6:00 – 9:00 PM (reservations recommended for groups of 8 or more). Contact the Mansion at 518-664-1700 and leave a message or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
Trunk or Treat Sand Lake
October 27, 2019, 12:00-2:00, Sand Lake Town Hall Upper Parking Lot. We are currently looking for volunteers to decorate their trunk and pass out candy. A complete registration form is required to participate in this event. Trunk or Treat participants must provide their own treats to hand out at their trunk/tailgate. This is a family friendly event. Please decorate your trunk accordingly. Registered trunks may begin set up at The Town Hall parking lot at 11:00. All trunks must stay through the duration of the event. There will be no electrical support for vehicles. You are responsible for set up and cleanup of your trunk. Costumes are encouraged to enhance your decorated look. Applications are available online at the Town of Sand Lake Website, at the Town Hall, or can be emailed if you contact Lindsy Marshall, Youth Supervisor, at email@example.com. Deadline for application is Friday, October 18th
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.
10/10/2019 – 10/24/2019
Fantastic Fall Book & Media Sale
Don’t miss the Friends of the East Greenbush Community Library’s ever popular Book and Media Sale. Thousands of books have been donated and sorted so that only the best are presented at the sale. The sale is held at the library on Thursday, October 24, 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm; Friday, October 25, 9 am – 7 pm; Saturday, October 26, 10:00 am – 4:30 pm and Sunday, October 27, (Bag Sale only), 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm.
Books are organized in separate sections to make your shopping easier. There are more than 20 categories of hardcover and paperbacks, fiction and nonfiction on topics like cooking, biography, parenting, arts, poetry & drama, how-to and hobbies. Stop in for bargains on books, audiobooks, DVDs and CDs for adults and teens (no children’s books at this sale).
Only cash and checks are accepted. Prices for CDs are $1.00 and DVDs $2.00. On Thursday hardcover books are $2.00; on Friday and Saturday they are $1.00. On Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, trade paperbacks are $1.00 and mass market paperbacks are 50 cents. Sunday is for the Bag Sale only. For just $5.00 fill a bag full of books! Bring your own reusable grocery bag or use one of our plastic ones.
For Thursday only, see the website for our special entry process: eastgreenbushlibrary.org/friends/book-sale/
The book sale is a major fundraising event for the Friends and proceeds from the sale directly support library programs and services that benefit patrons and community members.
The library is located at 10 Community Way, East Greenbush, NY 12061, phone 518-477-7476. You can contact the Friends at firstname.lastname@example.org.
10/10/2019 – 10/24/2019
Table or Treat A Safe trick or treating, Melvin Roads
Melvin Roads is conducting a “Table or Treat”, like “trunk or treat” but indoors on Sunday October 27th, 2019 from 2 PM to 4 PM. A safe place for parents to take their children out “trick or Treating’ without heavy coats and flashlights. Inside “Hero’s Hall” sponsors will dress up, decorate a table and give out prepackaged items to the children. We are hoping to get between 25 to 50 sponsors. The post will provide Apple Cider & Apple Cider Doughnuts. A good time for all especially the very young and first-time trick or treaters.
10/17/2019 – 10/24/2019
Trunk or Treat Brunswick Church
Sunday, October 27th from 4-5:30 Brunswick Church (42 White Church Ln., Troy, NY) will be hosting Trunk or Treat with a Grab ‘n Go (or stay) Hot Dog dinner. Come dressed in your favorite costume. This is a rain or shine event. In the event of rain, this will be indoors. All are invited.
10/17/2019 – 10/24/2019
Trunk or Treat Greenbush Reformed Church
Please join us on Sunday, October 27th from 3:30pm-5pm (while supplies last) for our second annual trunk or treat community event! This event is sponsored by the Greenbush Reformed Church and Sunshine Day Nursery School. It will take place in the parking lot of Sunshine Day Nursery School, located at 14 Hays Road, East Greenbush. Cars will be parked with their trunks open, fully decorated, ready to hand out candy to excited trick-or-treaters! Nut free options will be available. In the event of rain, we will have tables set up indoors for trick or treating. Parental supervision of children is required. We hope to see you there!
10/17/2019 – 10/24/2019
Cub Scout Pack 528’s Annual Haunted House
Please help support Cub Scout Pack 528 by attending our annual Haunted House. This year the scouts are fundraising so they can attend a sleepover at Fort Henry in Lake George, NY.
Where: Poestenkill Elementary School
When: October 25th, 2019: 7pm – 9pm
Cost: $5/person or $20/for 4 or more people
Don’t forget cash for the bake sale and games!
10/17/2019 – 10/24/2019
Healing Arts Retreat
Healing Arts Retreat Saturday October 26, 9:00 to 12:30 sponsored by Saint Paul’s United Methodist Church 1583 Carney Road Castleton/Schodack 12033 518-732-7754 www.stpaulcastleton.org. Treat yourself to a day of restoration! In simple 1 hour sessions learn useful tips and techniques for wholeness in your everyday life. The Retreat is designed for folks to come and go as they like; starts with light breakfast followed by sessions on Mindfulness (9:30-10:30) and “Enjoying a Healthy Harvest” (10:40-11:40), followed by an informal lunch. The suggested donation is $20.00. All donations from this event support our local community, so do good for yourself and others at the same time! Healing Arts Retreats increase community awareness and accessibility to simple, practical healing techniques and disciplines. Give yourself the gift of time in a clam, peaceful setting and find the seeds of peace and healing within yourself.
10/17/2019 – 10/24/2019
West Sand Lake Fire Company Annual Halloween Party & Parade
Calling all ghosts and witches and ghouls and goblins (and Pokemon and Princesses, too)! The witching hour is at hand! Once again, the time has come to dress in all your spooky finery, and invade West Sand Lake.
The West Sand Lake Volunteer Fire Co. is sponsoring its annual Halloween party for kids of all ages on Sunday, October 27. As in previous years, we are planning a special treat for all our trick-or-treaters, and their parents. We will be proudly featuring our community’s costume creations in a parade from the West Sand Lake Elementary school to our Fire House.
If you would like to join our parade, please meet at the school at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, October 28. We will step off promptly at 1:00 p.m., and proceed to the Fire House. The traditional Halloween party, with costume judging, prizes, games, refreshments and surprises will immediately follow the end of the parade. As always, admission to the party is free!
So, plan on joining us on Sunday, October 27. It promises to be a fun time for all!
10/17/2019 – 10/24/2019
Trunk Or Treat Connecting Point Church
Trunk Or Treat is coming!!! Be sure to bring your friends and neighbors. In fact bring the whole neighborhood!!! Hosted by Connecting Point Church, Trunk Or Treat, also known as Halloween tailgating, cleverly brings Halloween from the uncertain streets to the safety of the church parking lot, turning the backs of cars, trucks, minivans and SUV’s into the new front porch! So bring everyone to Connecting Point Church on October 31st from 6:00-8:30pm for all your tricks or treats from our trunks. We will also attempt to keep you warm with our free hot chocolate around the cozy bonfire.
Located at 568 Columbia Turnpike, East Greenbush, in the Van Den Houten Square, across from Dunkin Donuts, Connecting Point Church is the friendly neighborhood church that endeavors to offer alternative ways in keeping your children safe on Halloween. For more information, visit www.connectingpoint.church
Salem United Methodist Church Annual Trunk or Treat
Please join us on Sunday, October 27th from 4-6pm
At Salem United Methodist Church, 349 Shaver Road, West Sand Lake. All are welcome to come and enjoy this fun family event! No driving from house to house or worrying about traffic!
Free games and refreshments!
*Important info for people wanting to set up trunks- Please plan for about 150 children. We are proud supporters of The Teal Pumpkin Project and encourage those with trunks to have a non-food option to offer children with food allergies. We will provide participating individuals with a special sign for their vehicle to let families know you have a non-food option. Please arrive early enough to decorate your trunk so you are ready when the children start arriving at 4:00pm. No cars will be allowed to enter the lower lot after 4:00pm for safety reasons.
If you would like to participate but don’t want to have a trunk we can always use youth and adult volunteers to help with games and refreshments.
Please call Melissa Barber at 518-817-5320 if you would like to participate by decorating your trunk, volunteering your time, or if you have any questions.
10/03/2019 – 10/31/2019
Halloween Candy With A Cop Party In The Park
East Greenbush Town Park, Sponsored by: The East Greenbush Police Department and Office of Community and Recreation
October 31st 6-8 pm at the East Greenbush Town Park
We will begin with a Costume Parade @ 6PM sharp- line up begins in front of the Red Barn.
Join us after the parade to solve the candy mystery with obstacle challenges, games, candy, and FUN!
Have some candy with a cop and learn about Halloween safety! Before you leave take a few minutes to view and vote for your favorite Jack O Lantern in the Jack O Lantern contest!
10/03/2019 – 10/31/2019
Town of East Greenbush Toddler Halloween Party
October 31st 10 am to 12 noon at the East Greenbush Town Hall. Bring the little ones up to age 5 for games, activities, snacks, and trick or treating through Town Hall Offices. Come in Costume!
10/24/2019 – 10/31/2019
Fall Garage and Rummage Sale
Friday and Saturday, November 1st and 2nd the Saratoga Springs United Methodist Church will welcome the season with our annual Fall Garage and Rummage Sale at 175 Fifth Avenue. The sale will take place at church from 9am – 5pm Friday and 9am – 12pm on Saturday. Donated items can be dropped off at the church 9am-7pm October 29th, 30th, and 31st. Please no exercise equipment or heavy tvs. 518.584.3720
10/17/2019 – 10/31/2019
Kids’ Fall Fest at Blooming Grove Reformed Church
A free Kids’ Fall Fest will be held on Saturday, November 2nd from 10am to 2pm at the Blooming Grove Reformed Church in Defreestville. The church behind the park and ride lot on route 4. This is a free event for children to enjoy a bouncy slide, pumpkin painting, face painting,games and prizes. There will be free food, Freckles the Clown and a fire truck. Come and join us for some fall fun. For more information email email@example.com.
10/10/2019 – 10/31/2019
American Legion Ladies Auxiliary presents Skaryoke Karaoke with Johnny Oooo on Friday 11/1/19. Doors open at 6, DJ music and dancing from 7-11. There will be a costume contest, prizes, 50/50 raffle, and cash bar. Guests are welcome to bring light snacks, no outside beverages will be allowed.
Admission is a $10 donation to support our Veterans and community programs. Limited reserved seating is available with the purchase of 8 tickets. Advanced tickets are available in the bar at The American Legion Post 1489, 111 Main Ave Wynantskill. For more info, please call/text Nicole at 518-265-6967 or email at LadiesAuxiliary1489@nullgmail.com. Check us out on Facebook “American Legion Auxiliary Post 1489”
East Greenbush Fire Ladies Auxiliary Craft Fair
4th Annual Craft Fair to be held at East Greenbush Fire Department located at 68 Phillips Road in Rensselaer. The event will be on Saturday, November 2nd, 2019 from 10am to 2pm. Open to the public and admission is free. Over 35 crafters (holiday decorations, primitives, candles, handmade goods, personalized ornaments, hand painted items, fine art, jewelry, maple products, baked goods, and more), Gourmeli’s Taste Food Truck, a ton of raffle items and 50/50. You don’t want to miss this!
10/24/2019 – 11/03/2019
Cannoneer Vendor Fair
On Saturday, November 2nd from 9am to 2pm the Watervliet High School Class of 2022 will be hosting a vendor fair. Come start your holiday shopping with over 25 local (holiday decorations, candles, essential oils, jewelry, soaps, and more). A face painter and kids craft table for kids of all ages! Cost is FREE. At Watervliet High School, 1245 Hillside Drive, Watervliet, NY 12189. All proceeds will benefit the Class of 2022.
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
10/10/2019 – 11/07/2019
East Nassau Cookie Contest November 10th
Mayor Adam Acquario announced the Village of East Nassau’s 6th Annual Cookie Contest, Sunday, November 10th, 2019 at the Hoags Corners Fire House. Doors open at 1 p.m., judges begin tasting at 2 pm.
Anyone interested in entering the contest can do so by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling Tom Kernan at 518-766-5131. You can also visit villageofeastnassau.org/cookie to print out a form. Just Bring the form, a $10 entry contribution and two dozen cookies to the event. Your cookie may become the Official Cookie of East Nassau! A prestigious honor sought by many.
Stewart’s ice cream for all, local entertainment as well as Chinese and regular auctions of outstanding items donated by nearby merchants and restaurants will be on hand as we get together for a good time.
10/24/2019 – 11/07/2019
Vendor/Craft Fair- East Greenbush VFW Auxiliary
The East Greenbush VFW Auxiliary is holding their annual Vendor/Craft Fair on Saturday November 9 from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm at the VFW on Hays Road in East Greenbush. Many new Vendors and Crafters with very unique items, (many can be personalized) to purchase as Christmas gifts or for yourself. We will have our kitchen open, our famous Chinese Raffle with awesome prizes, 50/50 and Bake Sale. We have a full house and there will be something for everyone. Please stop by – make a purchase or a few- and help us as we support our Veterans, their families and our communities. You do not want to miss this event. Remember the date- November 9, 2019. Any questions- call Lynda at 518-732-2111 or email email@example.com.
10/03/2019 – 10/24/2019
Vendors Wanted for Holiday Vendor Fair
The Volunteer Fire Company of Center Brunswick will be hosting a Holiday Vendor Fair on Saturday, November 16th at the fire house located at 1045 Hoosick Road, Troy. We are looking for Vendors for this event. It’s a perfect time to advertise your business, showcase your products, book parties and make sales to holiday shoppers. Spaces will be available for $25 and include a table and chairs. Shopping hours will be 9:00 am – 2:00 pm. If you are interested in participating, please call Jenn Simmons at (518) 858-7285 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
10/24/2019 – 11/14/2019
WSL Fire Co-Auxiliary Craft Fair/Tag Sale
Vendors Needed ~ The West Sand Lake Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary will be holding a Craft Fair/Tag Sale on Saturday November 17th in the WSL Fire Hall from 9am -3pm. If you are interested in selling any homemade, handmade, or gently used items, we are happy to provide a table for $25.00 You keep your profits and the money from tables will go to benefit the West Sand Lake firefighters. If you would like to be a vendor, please contact Carrie Deutsch at 518-674-5309 (email@example.com)
11/07/2019 – 11/14/2019
Harvest Craft and Food Festival
Join us at a joint Harvest Craft and Food Festival on Saturday, November 16, 2019, from 9 AM to 2 PM, featuring creations from the members of Church of the Covenant in Averill Park, Pawling Avenue United Methodist Church in Troy, Bloomingrove Reformed Church in Defreestville, and First Reformed Church of Wynantskill. This ecumenical event will take place at the First Reformed Church, Corner of Main Avenue (NYS Rt. 66) and Church Streets in Wynantskill.
Each congregation will have a variety of interesting crafts for sale. There will also be homemade canned goods, specialty Royal Icing cookies, a homemade soup and salad lunch, as well as frozen homemade entrees for you to purchase for future enjoyment. In addition, there will be a combined bake sale with the proceeds benefiting community organizations.
To make your shopping experience a relaxing event, we are offering free coffee and donuts, free fresh-popped popcorn, and a free “Kids Space” where kids can enjoy face painting and create their own projects, allowing you to freely browse the many creations and goodies we have to offer.
We look forward to welcoming you to our Harvest Craft and Food Festival. We hope to make this a community event for many years to come. For more information, call 518-283-4420.
Lori Robinson, First Reformed Church. PO Box 413 Wynantskill, NY 12198, 518-283-4420
10/24/2019 – 11/28/2019
Cambridge, NY Operation Santa Clause Vendor Fair
Calling all Vendors: Operation Santa Clause is looking for you. Sat Dec. 7th 10 am till 4pm. Is our 23rd Annual Christmas in Cambridge Craft Fair hosted by Cambridge Central Schools “Operation Santa Clause” For more information or to receive an application please email Dawn Case firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message if you don’t have email at 518-669-2052.
11/14/2019 – 11/28/2019
Holidays on the Hudson
The Village of Castleton-on-Hudson will kick off the Holiday season on December 1st from 3:30 to 4:30 PM at the Village Hall, 85 South Main Street. This annual event is sponsored by the Village Board, Castleton Public Library, and Castleton Fire Department. Santa will be arriving on a fire truck. There will be story time, a craft, the lighting of the outdoor tree, and the serving of light refreshments. Please join us for this Annual Holiday Tradition.