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Wednesday, September 17, 2014  (N/A)
Restaurant Week
Description: Every September, the Downtown Troy Business Improvement District hosts a city-wide Restaurant Week. Restaurant weeks have become wildly popular in many cities across the country. Participating restaurants offer special prix-fix menus at up to four different price points, $5, $10, $20 and $30, during the week-long event so there is something for everyone.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014  (6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.)
Community Event
Location: Troy Public Library, 100 Second Street, Troy.
Description: Learn how to make playful party decorations, luscious bouquets, and sophisticated floral centerpices using tissue and crepe paper with Petra Jancovicova of Anchor No. 5 Boutique. Two sessions, Sept. 10 and Sept. 17 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Troy Public Library Main Branch, 100 Second St. Troy. For ages 16 and older. Free. RSVP to 274-7071 or www.thetroylibrary.org. Workshop is made possible in part through a Community Art$Grant, a program funded by the Arts Center of the Capital Region and the New York State Council on the Arts.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014  (4:00 p.m.)
Special
Description: Constitution Day is September 17th and this year marks the 227th anniversary of the U.S. Constitution. Please join in “Bells Across America” as bells are rung simultaneously across our country at 4 PM EST to commemorate America’s most important document. This announcement is provided by the Van Rensselaer Chapter, National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Troy, NY.
Thursday, September 18, 2014  (N/A)
Restaurant Week
Description: Every September, the Downtown Troy Business Improvement District hosts a city-wide Restaurant Week. Restaurant weeks have become wildly popular in many cities across the country. Participating restaurants offer special prix-fix menus at up to four different price points, $5, $10, $20 and $30, during the week-long event so there is something for everyone.
Friday, September 19, 2014  (N/A)
Restaurant Week
Description: Every September, the Downtown Troy Business Improvement District hosts a city-wide Restaurant Week. Restaurant weeks have become wildly popular in many cities across the country. Participating restaurants offer special prix-fix menus at up to four different price points, $5, $10, $20 and $30, during the week-long event so there is something for everyone.
Friday, September 19, 2014  (10:30 a.m. & 7:30 p.m.)
Music & Entertainment
Description: As an Ambassador for “The U.S. Army’s Spirit of America” I’d like to invite all to attend this free patriotic live-action show coming to the Times Union Center in Albany, New York on September 19-20, 2014. Spirit of America is one of the Army’s largest community outreach programs and is designed to increase awareness of the Army’s rich heritage and showcase its premier ceremonial units. The show is presented in an enlightening and entertaining atmosphere. The show highlights the Army’s history and values, while looking ahead to tomorrow’s Army. The American Red Cross’ unwavering commitment to members of the U.S. military, its veterans and their families continues to grow and develop more than a century after Clara Barton first recruited nurses to support the U.S. Army. Today the American Red Cross Services to the Armed Forces is meeting the needs of a changing military and expanding services to veterans. Spirit of America is a FREE patriotic, live-action show that is a unique combination of dramatic portrayals, ceremonial drill and musical performances. More than 300 Soldiers bring 237 years of history to life to increase awareness of the Army’s rich heritage and showcase its premier ceremonial units. Please join them in attending the “Spirit of America’. Although Spirit of America is FREE, tickets are required to ensure sufficient seating. Tickets are general admission. There is no limit on the number of tickets that can be requested.
Contact: Please visit www.spiritofamerica.mdw.army.mil for further information or visit http://www.timesunioncenter-albany.com/events/The-US-Armys-Spirit-of-America-p185.html and request your FREE tickets today!
Friday, September 19, 2014  (5:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.)
Festival
Location: ICC, 1450 Fifth Avenue, Troy.
Description: 26th Annual Shrine Festa Italiana: Friday and Saturday – September 19th & 20th 5 – 10:30 PM Great Italian Food – Games of Chance (Gambling) Games & Rides for Children – Raffles – Italian Souvenirs Entertainment Friday, Sept. 19th DJ & Singer Nick Colluccio” 6:00 – 10:00 PM Saturday, Sept. 20th – “Good Times” – 6:00 – 10:00 PM Menu Located Under The Tent Ziti & Sauce - Ziti w/ Meatballs - Sausage & Peppers - Meatball Subs – Pasta - Fagioli Eggplant Parm - Linguini w/White Clam Sauce (Friday) – Calamari - Chicken Wings Hamburgers & Cheesburgers - Hot Dogs - French Fries - Pizza (Plain, Pepperoni, White w/Broccoli) - Pizza Fritta (Fried Dough) – Zeppole - Italian Cookies - Lemon Ice Ice Cream - Expresso w/Sambuca - Sambuca & Annisette – Soda – Wine - Draft Beer
Saturday, September 20, 2014  (5:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.)
Festival
Location: ICC, 1450 Fifth Avenue, Troy.
Description: 26th Annual Shrine Festa Italiana: Friday and Saturday – September 19th & 20th 5 – 10:30 PM Great Italian Food – Games of Chance (Gambling) Games & Rides for Children – Raffles – Italian Souvenirs Entertainment Friday, Sept. 19th DJ & Singer Nick Colluccio” 6:00 – 10:00 PM Saturday, Sept. 20th – “Good Times” – 6:00 – 10:00 PM Menu Located Under The Tent Ziti & Sauce - Ziti w/ Meatballs - Sausage & Peppers - Meatball Subs – Pasta - Fagioli Eggplant Parm - Linguini w/White Clam Sauce (Friday) – Calamari - Chicken Wings Hamburgers & Cheesburgers - Hot Dogs - French Fries - Pizza (Plain, Pepperoni, White w/Broccoli) - Pizza Fritta (Fried Dough) – Zeppole - Italian Cookies - Lemon Ice Ice Cream - Expresso w/Sambuca - Sambuca & Annisette – Soda – Wine - Draft Beer
Saturday, September 20, 2014  (10:30 a.m. - N/A)
Walking Tour
Sponsor: Rensselaer County Historical Society.
Description: History Walk – Decorative Ironwork Saturday, September 20, 2014 10:30am, Departs from information table at Troy Farmer’s Market $5 per person, RCHS Members free Exploring Troy’s famous downtown physical landscape, this tour will highlight Troy’s well-known ornamental ironwork and cast-iron storefronts.
Contact: For additional information, please call5 518-272-7232.
Saturday, September 20, 2014  (9:00 a.m. - N/A)
Commnity Event
Description: Rollin' Wheels Car Show. Come join Rollin' Wheels Car Show at the Schaghticoke Fairgrounds for a reunion of 'Weekend Wanderers' and 'Tobacco Road'. Also featuring DJ John Colarusso, Chinese Auction, Bouncy Bounce for kids, Delicious Food and Auto Swap Meet. Spectators $2.00, Kids under 14 Free: $10 car entered - 2 persons per car
Contact: For additional information, please call Mark 857-9468 or Pete 229-9401.
Saturday, September 20, 2014  (9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.)
Community Event
Description: Local artist Monica Bill Hughes will conduct a series of three Basic Drawing Classes on Saturdays, Sept. 6, 13 and 20 from 9:30 – 11 a.m. at Troy Public Library’s Main location. This program is free and open to the public. To make reservations, call the library at 274-7071. The Troy Public Library is located at 100 Second St., Troy.
Saturday, September 20, 2014  (10:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m.)
Community Event
Description: The SonShiners of the Stephentown Federated Church are sponsoring an Ice Cream Social and Craft/Yard Sale at Ioka Valley Farm on Sept. 20 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., rain or shine. People will also be able to participate in the events Ioka Valley Farm has for fall. Reserve your 10 X10 space for$15. You provide your own table and chair. No food vendors. ContactKate @ 518-935-8536 or Barb @ 518-527-0182 for spaces.
Saturday, September 20, 2014  (8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.)
Community Event
Description: The first Heroes at Home Patriotic Ruckmarch (an Army style march with backpack) will be held from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sept. 20, rain or shine, 26.4 miles through the mountains of Rensselaer County fromPoestenkill to Grafton and back again. Awards will be given to the top marchers in each category. The point of the march is to bring awareness to the plight of veterans in Rensselaer County. To register, contact John Holmes at 518-545-6781 or john.holmes@heroesathomerensco.com.
Saturday, September 20, 2014  (10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.)
Community Event
Description: The SonShiners of the Stephentown Federated Church are sponsoring an Ice Cream Social and Craft/Yard Sale at Ioka Valley Farm on Sept. 20 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., rain or shine. People will also be able to participate in the events Ioka Valley Farm has for fall. Reserve your 10 X10 space for$15. You provide your own table and chair. No food vendors. ContactKate @ 518-935-8536 or Barb @ 518-527-0182 for
Saturday, September 20, 2014  (8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.)
Community Event
Location: Goold Orchards is located off Route 150 in the Town of Schodack, NY
Description: Goold Golden Oldies Antique-Classic Car Show.
Contact: For additional information, please call Phone: 518-732-7317.
Saturday, September 20, 2014  (2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.)
Music & Entertainment
Description: As an Ambassador for “The U.S. Army’s Spirit of America” I’d like to invite all to attend this free patriotic live-action show coming to the Times Union Center in Albany, New York on September 19-20, 2014. Spirit of America is one of the Army’s largest community outreach programs and is designed to increase awareness of the Army’s rich heritage and showcase its premier ceremonial units. The show is presented in an enlightening and entertaining atmosphere. The show highlights the Army’s history and values, while looking ahead to tomorrow’s Army. The American Red Cross’ unwavering commitment to members of the U.S. military, its veterans and their families continues to grow and develop more than a century after Clara Barton first recruited nurses to support the U.S. Army. Today the American Red Cross Services to the Armed Forces is meeting the needs of a changing military and expanding services to veterans. Spirit of America is a FREE patriotic, live-action show that is a unique combination of dramatic portrayals, ceremonial drill and musical performances. More than 300 Soldiers bring 237 years of history to life to increase awareness of the Army’s rich heritage and showcase its premier ceremonial units. Please join them in attending the “Spirit of America’. Although Spirit of America is FREE, tickets are required to ensure sufficient seating. Tickets are general admission. There is no limit on the number of tickets that can be requested.
Contact: Please visit www.spiritofamerica.mdw.army.mil for further information or visit http://www.timesunioncenter-albany.com/events/The-US-Armys-Spirit-of-America-p185.html and request your FREE tickets today!
Saturday, September 20, 2014  (all days begin at 10 a.m.)
Liberty Ridge Farm Fall Festival
Location: Liberty Ridge Farm
29 Bevis Road, Schaghticoke, New York 12154
Description: Now in their 15th season, this September 20th, 21st, 23rd, 24th, 25th, 26th, 27th, and 28th, the farm opens for the Fall Festival. The fall agri-tourism season runs from from September 20th throught November 11th offering a chance to get lost in the corn field maze and share in over 20 farm inspired activities that make for a full day of adventure. Liberty Ridge Farm is a Capital Region hidden treasure offering agricultureal entertainment for all ages. Additional activities include music, food, over 20 hands on activities, 100 acre farm, country store, pumpkin patch, pumpkin picking, cider donuts, baby farm animals, pony rides, and face painting. Hours and fees can be located on their website. With no paved pathways it may be difficult for those with a need for handicapped accessibility, please call the number listed for more information.
Contact: phone: 518-664-1515 e-mail: info@libertyridgefarmny.com
Web Site: www.LibertyRidgeFarmNY.com
Saturday, September 20, 2014  (10:30 a.m. - N/A)
History Walk
Location: Troy Waterfront Farmers' Market
290 River Street
Troy , NY

Description: Decorative Ironwork: Two of Troy's unique architectural elements are the much-celebrated decorative ironwork (such as distinctive flame bulb finials, iron pineapples, and even grand staircases) and the cast-iron storefronts located around downtown. Walk with us to discover these treasures. Tour leaves from the Troy Waterfront Farmers' Market Info booth.
Saturday, September 20, 2014  (10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.)
Four Legged Friend Hike around Shaver Pond
Location: Grafton Lakes State Park--Deerfield Parking Area
201 Grafton Lakes State Park Way
Cropseyville, New York 12082
Description: Take s stroll around picturesque Shaver Pond with your dog to kick off our 3rd Annual Pets in the Park Day! Dogs will love this trail and you'll love the views. Please note a six-foot leash is required. This is a 1.8 mile loop over a mostly level terrain with short climbs. The duration of this hike is 2.5 hours. Hiking boots are recommended for the walk. After the ramble hike, stick around to enjoy the festivities at Pets in the Park. Fun for four-legged friends, live music, and food.
Contact: Call or e-mail by 9/28 phone: 518-279-1155 e-mail: Elizabeth.wagner@parks.ny.gov
Saturday, September 20, 2014  (Saturday and Sunday at 10 a.m.)
Devil’s Chimney Walk
Location: Knickerbocker Mansion
132 Knickerbocker Road, Schaghticoke, New York 12154
Description: The Devil's Chimney Walk is a 4.2 mile round-trip hike through Schaghticoke's Historic Vale of Peace [the site of an historic Native American Village and first Schaghticoke settlement], then along the Hoosick River to a Native American shrine named Devil's Chimney. During the hike the guide will point out important historic sites and geographic features.

This walk involves uneven surfaces, with some uneven walking in fields and some rock scrambling along the Hoosick River. This is a 2 hour hike, and not suitable for children under the age of 5. It is suggested that you bring bottled water and hiking boots.

Additional Activities include 1. Knickerbocker Harvest Festival from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; 2. Pancake Breakfast which is $6 from 8-11 a.m.; 3. Chicken & Biscuit Dinner which is $10 from 12-4 p.m.; 4. Knickerbocker Mansion and Cemetery Tours, Bake Sale, Harvest Produce for sale, Flea Market, and Snack Bar.
Contact: phone: 518-664-1700 e-mail: knickinfo@aol.com
Saturday, September 20, 2014  (10:30 a.m.)
History Walk- Decorative Ironwork
Location: Troy Waterfront Farmer's Market
290 River Street, Troy, New York 12180
Description: Two of Troy's unique architectural elements are the much celebrated decorative ironwork [such as distinctive flame bulb finials, iron pineapples, and even grand staircases], and the cast-iron storefronts located around downtown. Walk with us to discover these treasures. Tour leaves from the Troy Waterfront Farmer's Market Information Booth. The tour takes place in downtown Troy, an urban environment. Tour is mostly on sidewalks, with some slight inclines. The fee is $5.00 for non-RCHS members, and Free for RCHS members.

This is a two mile walk, and will last for 1 hour. This is not suitable for children under the age of 10. And most of the sidewalks do have curb cuts.
Contact: phone: 518-272-7232 e-mail: ilenefrank@rchsonline.org
Saturday, September 20, 2014  (Noon)
Champlain Canal Cruise
Location: Herman Melville House
2 114th Street, Lansingburgh, New York 12182
Description: Join us for a 3 hour narrated cruise on the Champlain Canal from Lock 5 in Schuylerville to Saratoga National Historic Park and return. The Cruise starts at 1:00 p.m., carpool from the historic Herman Melville House in Lansingburgh at 12:15 p.m. Adults are $35.00, Seniors are $30.00, and children under 12 are $20.00
Contact: Please register by 9/15 phone: 518-235-3501 e-mail: lhssecretary@gmail.com
Saturday, September 20, 2014  (begins at 7 a.m.)
Bike MS: Hudson River Ramble
Location: Birch Hill Catering
1 Celebration Way, Schodack, New York 12033
Description: Join the National MS Society for a cycling event that takes participants through rolling hills and picturesque farmlands of the Capital Region. With routes ranging from 10, 30, 62 or 100 miles, cyclists of all abilities are able to participate in the day. It is a $25 registration fee, but you are able to use the discount code of [HVRAMBLE] for $5 off. This is not suitable for children under the age of 12. Please bring your own bikes and helmets.
Contact: For more information and to register or contact us at 518-464-0850 or by e-mail at Katie.Wells@nmss.org Wheelchair Accessible at the start and finish lines.
Web Site: www.bikemsupstateny.org
Saturday, September 20, 2014  (begins at 9:30 a.m.)
Cycle the Rensselaer Plateau
Location: Miller Hill Elementary School at the Intersection of Routes 66 and 43 in Sand Lake
8439 Miller Hill Road, Averill Park, New York 12018
Description: Climb the hills of the Rensselaer Plateau. Mohawk Hudson Cycling Club ride leader Shari Gibbs will lead a challenging 50 mile loop passing natural and historic sites: Taborton's Bowman Ponds, the former Old Dutch Church, Dyken Pond Dam, Grafton Peace Pagoda, Dickinson Hill Fire Tower, Grafton Lakes State Park, and the Barbersville Falls. This is a 50 mile excursion and will take about 6 hours. This is not suitable for children under the age of 12, with seasoned riders 13-16 having a parents signature and accompany to be able to participate. Everyone must have a helmet and bike, preferably a road bike. Water and energy snack. Please bring your own lunch.
Contact: phone: 518-283-0155 or 518-928-8877 e-mail: sdgibbs@nycap.rr.com
Web Site: www.rensselaerplateau.org
Saturday, September 20, 2014  (9:30 a.m. rain or shine)
Troy's Tiffany Treasures
Location: Downtown Troy, New York 12180
Description: Troy may well have more Tiffany windows per square mile than any other city in the nation. We will briefly describe the life's work of Louis Comfort Tiffany and then guide you on a walking and driving tour of the abundant Tiffany windows and interior designs in downtown Troy. Advance registration is required. This always sells out, so be sure to register early! This event is $20 per person, cash or check at the door, charge available if called in or sent in advance. This is not suitable for children 12 years of age or younger but are allowed to come along for free with a parent or guardian.
Contact: Call or e-mail by 9/19 phone: 518-274-5267 or e-mail: info@hudsonmohawkgateway.org
Saturday, September 20, 2014  (N/A)
Restaurant Week
Description: Every September, the Downtown Troy Business Improvement District hosts a city-wide Restaurant Week. Restaurant weeks have become wildly popular in many cities across the country. Participating restaurants offer special prix-fix menus at up to four different price points, $5, $10, $20 and $30, during the week-long event so there is something for everyone.
Saturday, September 20, 2014  (9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.)
Farmer’s Market
Location: 333 New York 351, Averill Park, NY, 12018
Description: The Poestenkill Farmers' Market & Craft Fair will be extending their market season to September 28th, every Saturday 9-12pm, at the Algonquin Middle School (front lawn) cors. of Rt. 66 & 351. Rain or Shine! Local vendors will be selling quality baked goods, fruits & vegetables, artisan breads, jams, jellies, fresh eggs, maple syrup, handmade soaps, plants and homemade crafts! Come join them and help support your local businesses.
Contact: For additional information, please call (518) 283-4990.
Saturday, September 20, 2014  (8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.)
Community Event
Description: 2014 Patriot Ruckmarch-Heroes at Home Inaugural Patriot Ruckmarch. A 23 mile road march through Rensselaer County to raise awareness about the challenges experienced by our Military. Rensselaer County (exact route TBA soon) All of the money raised will be used to support our local Veterans through the efforts of Heroes at Home.
Contact: For additional information, please call John Holmes, Heroes at Home 518-545-6781.
Saturday, September 20, 2014  (1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.)
Tiffany Windows, Waterfalls & a 100-Mile View
Location: Oakwood Cemetery
186 Oakwood Avenue, Troy
Description: Join Ned Pratt and Michael Barrett as they introduce you to the amazing beauty and history of Oakwood. see the Earl Chapel's Tiffany windows, Uncle Sam's grave, and a 100 mile view, as well as ponds, waterfalls, striking gravesite markers and more. Meet at the Earl Chapel located just in inside the Oakwood Cemetery main entrance gate on Oakwood Avenue [Route 40], Troy Co-Sponsored by the Hudson Mohawk Industrial Gateway.
Contact: For additional information, please call 518-272-7520 or e-mail at oakwood_cemetery@yahoo.com
Sunday, September 21, 2014  (N/A)
Restaurant Week
Description: Every September, the Downtown Troy Business Improvement District hosts a city-wide Restaurant Week. Restaurant weeks have become wildly popular in many cities across the country. Participating restaurants offer special prix-fix menus at up to four different price points, $5, $10, $20 and $30, during the week-long event so there is something for everyone.
Tuesday, September 23, 2014  (6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.)
Education
Location: Valley Falls United Methodist Church, 16 State Street, Valley Falls.
Sponsor: The Valley Falls Library.
Description: BULLYING: How To Spot It and Stop It-A community Education Program for Parents. There will be two dates for this Program available. September 23 from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. and October 6, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. at the Valley Falls United Methodist Church.
Contact: For additional information please sign up at the Valley Falls Library or call 753-4230
Thursday, September 25, 2014  (7:30 p.m. - N/A)
Community Event
Sponsor: Hudson Valley Community College
Description: Wassa Pan Afrika Dance Ensemble Maureen Stapleton Theatre This elite group of traditional African dancers and drummers spreads a message of peace, unity and cheer through their electrifying dances and innovative rhythms. Tickets are $10 for the general public; free for Hudson Valley students, faculty.
Contact: For additional information please go to www.hvcc.edu/culture
Friday, September 26, 2014  (5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.)
Community Event
Sponsor: Rensselaer County Historical Society.
Description: Troy Night Out – Second & State Street Scavenger Hunt Friday, September 26, 2014 5pm to 8pm, Free Event Inspired by RCHS’s latest exhibit, At the Corner of Second & State: Where Troy’s History Intersects bring the whole family to participate in this fun scavenger hunt event.
Contact: For additional information, please call5 18-272-7232.
Friday, September 26, 2014  (See Description for Times)
Tours
Location: Geoff Benton, HSA
Crailo State Historic Site
9 ½ Riverside Ave. Rensselaer, NY 12144
Description: May 14 is the opening day of Crailo State Historic Site’s 2014 season. Starting on May 14 and running through October 31, tours will be held Wednesday through Sunday at 11:00 am, 12:00, 1:00, 2:00, 3:00 and 4:00pm. Tours of Crailo last approximately an hour. Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and students, with children 12 and under free. Combination tickets with nearby Schuyler Mansion State Historic Site are available as well. Crailo’s Marketplace Museum shop is stocked with Dutch, Native American and 17th and 18th century related items. Crailo’s park is located on the Hudson River and provides an excellent picnic venue. Crailo is also a location on the NYS parks challenge geocache program.
Contact: For more information please visit www.nysparks.com or www.facebook.com/CrailoStateHistoricSite or call (518)463-8738
Friday, September 26, 2014  (various times)
64th Over The Mountain Horseback Ride
Location: Grafton Trail Riders Club
Trail Riders Way, Grafton 12052

9/26: 1:30 p.m.
9/27: 7:30 a.m.
9/28: 9:00 a.m.
Description: Friday- 2 hour ride, followed by pizza and campfire. Saturday- an all day ride through forests, logging roads, etc. The first half, about 3 hours is more challenging but riders can join group at the lunch stop for a less strenuous ride (about 3-4 hours) back to the clubhouse. Dinner is pig/chicken roast, followed by dancing with a DJ, and campfire. Group rides on Sunday morning. All activities and meals $80; $10 off if reserved by 7/31. Participants much provide own horses.
Contact: Phone or e-mail, or registration form available at the website listed below phone: 518-320-6108 e-mail: graftontrailriders@yahoo.com
Web Site: www.graftontrailriders.com
Saturday, September 27, 2014  (10:30 a.m.)
Fall Foliage Hike to Dickinson Fire Tower
Location: Parking Lot at the end of Long Pond Road
Grafton State Park, Grafton 12082
Description: Enjoy fall foliage on the Rensselaer Plateau and view of the Adirondacks, Green Mountains, and the Berkshires from atop the recently restored Dickinson Fire Tower. The trail has some fine areas for spotting animal tracks and massive boulders that children will enjoy perusing. Bring your binoculars to look for migrating hawks from the top of the tower. Participants are welcome to enjoy their lunch by the Fire Tower before returning along the trail in the afternoon. This is mostly over moderate terrain with a brief steep climb along the trail. Fire Tower has 80 steps to view at the top. This is a 3 mile hike and will take about 2.5 hours. This is not suitable for children under the age of 6. It is recommended that you were hiking boots and bring your own lunch.
Contact: Please register by 9/25 by phone or email phone: 518-279-1155; e-mail: Elizabeth.wagner@parks.ny.gov
Saturday, September 27, 2014  (10:30 a.m.)
History Walk-Second & State Streets
Location: Troy Waterfront Farmers' Market
290 River Street, Troy, New York 12180
Description: As part of our new exhibit, 'At the Corner of Second and State,' this tour highlights the historic events and dynamic architecture located around one intersection in the city's downtown. From the Underground Railroad to the Suffrage Movement, from Troy's firt high-rise apartment building to the internationally known Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, this tour awakes you to the history that exists on every corner. The tour leaves from the Troy Waterfront Farmers' Market Info Booth. It takes place downtown in an urban environment, where it is mostly sidewalks, with some slight inclines. This if $5 for non-members and Free to RCHS members. This is about 1.5 miles, with a duration of 1 hour. This event is not suitable for those under the age of 10. This is handicap accessible with most side walks having curb cuts.
Contact: phone: 518-272-7232; e-mail: ilenefrank@rchsonling.org
Saturday, September 27, 2014  (9 a.m.)
Hike to the Snow Hole and Beyond
Location: MA/NY Border, Petersburgh Pass
Route 2, Petersburgh 12138
Description: On this trip, we will hike from Petersburgh Pass to the Snow Hole,a nd just keep going! We will hike the north portion of the Taconic Crest Trail and descend steeply down Prosser Hollow in Petersburgh. The Snow Hole is a deep rock crevice where snow and ice often persist all year. Wear boots or sturdy shoes. Bring lunch, snacks, and plenty of water. This will be a moderately strenuous hike, averaging between 7 to 8 miles with a 1800' elevation drop. Wear boots or sturdy shoes. This is not suitable for children under the age of 14
Contact: Please register by 9/20 by contacting Nick Conrad by phone or e-mail. phone: 518-279-1963; e-mail: nbconrad@msn.com
Saturday, September 27, 2014  (9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.)
Farmer’s Market
Location: 333 New York 351, Averill Park, NY, 12018
Description: The Poestenkill Farmers' Market & Craft Fair will be extending their market season to September 28th, every Saturday 9-12pm, at the Algonquin Middle School (front lawn) cors. of Rt. 66 & 351. Rain or Shine! Local vendors will be selling quality baked goods, fruits & vegetables, artisan breads, jams, jellies, fresh eggs, maple syrup, handmade soaps, plants and homemade crafts! Come join them and help support your local businesses.
Contact: For additional information, please call (518) 283-4990.
Saturday, September 27, 2014  (10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.)
Community Event-Health & Wellness
Description: Turn in your unused or expired medication for safe disposal Saturday, September 27th from 10 am to 2 pm. Proper disposal of unused prescription and over-the-counter medications is important to protect both people and the environment. Unused prescription and over-the-counter medications that remain in the home can cause serious harm to people if they are taken accidently, intentionally misused or inappropriately given to someone else. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including the home medicine cabinet. Unused medications that are flushed down the toilet or poured down the sink can enter the water supply, harming fish and other wildlife and posing a potential risk to people. Collection Sites in Rensselaer County EAST GREENBUSH Police Department 225 COLUMBIA TURNPIKE RENSSELAER, NY SCHODACK Police Department 1797 COLUMBIA TURNPIKE RENSSELAER, NY VILLAGE OF HOOSICK FALLS Police Department 29 MAIN STREET HOOSICK FALLS, NY
Saturday, September 27, 2014  (10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.)
Community Event
Description: NATIONAL PRESCRIPTION DRUG TAKE-BACK DAY: Turn in your unused or expired medication for safe disposal Saturday, September 27th from 10 am to 2 pm. Proper disposal of unused prescription and over-the-counter medications is important to protect both people and the environment. Unused prescription and over-the-counter medications that remain in the home can cause serious harm to people if they are taken accidently, intentionally misused or inappropriately given to someone else. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including the home medicine cabinet. Unused medications that are flushed down the toilet or poured down the sink can enter the water supply, harming fish and other wildlife and posing a potential risk to people. Collection Sites In Rensselaer County: EAST GREENBUSH, Police Department, 225 COLUMBIA TURNPIKES RENSSELAER, NY, SCHODACK Police Department, 1797 COLUMBIA TURNPIKE RENSSELAER, NY, VILLAGE OF HOOSICK FALLS, Police Department, 29 MAIN STREET, HOOSICK FALLS, NY, CITY OF TROY Police Department, 55 State Street Troy, NY, and the Rensselaer County Sheriff at the West Sand Lake Fire Department, 697 Rte. 43 , West Sand Lake, N.Y. Do not bring hazardous wastes, sharps such as used needles, or illegal drugs.
Contact: For more information or for additional collections sites go to: http://www.justice.gov/dea
Saturday, September 27, 2014  (10:00 a.m. - N/A)
Community Event
Description: Brunswick Historical Society HISTORIC LOCKS: CANAL BOAT & WALKING TOUR – Saturday, September 27, 2014 As part of the 15th Annual Hudson River Valley Ramble (Troy, August 31, 2014 …) The Brunswick Historical Society is offering a special event as part of the 15th Annual Hudson River Valley Ramble. The Ramble features more than 200 events hosted by more than 150 organizations from the Capital Region to New York City. For a complete listing of events, visit www.hudsonrivervalleyramble.com. As part of the Ramble, the Brunswick Historical Society will offer Historic Locks: Canal Boat & Walking Tour on Saturday, September 27, 2014. Two tours will be offered: at 10 a.m. and again at noon, led by Captain Richard Powell and his team at the Erie-Champlain Canal Boat Company. Space per tour is limited; reservations are required by September 20. (Rain date is Sunday, Sept. 28, tour times remain the same). Cost: $15.00 per person. Reservations confirmed ONLY when payment has been received – please call Program Chair Phyllis Harrison at (518) 279 – 9775 for details. Participants meet at the Waterford Harbor Visitors Center. The Brunswick Historical Society, located at 605 Brunswick Road, Troy. Open to the public Wednesday, 1–3 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and by appointment year round.
Saturday, September 27, 2014  (No Time Given)
Car Show
Location: Berlin Fire House
11 Community Avenue, Berlin, New York 12022
Description: The Ninth Fabulous Fall Out Car Show! Vendors are being sought. Space is limited at a cost of $15.
Contact: For information, call Tena at 658-2294 or Shirley at 658-2893. There will be No Food Vendors
Saturday, September 27, 2014  (9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.)
Community Event
Location: Goold Orchards is located off Route 150 in the Town of Schodack, NY
Description: CRNA-Orientating and Paintball Biathalon.
Contact: For additional information, please call Phone: 518-732-7317.
Saturday, September 27, 2014  (N/A)
Community Event
Description: The Ninth Fabulous Fall Out Car Show will be held Sept. 27 at the Berlin Fire House, 11 Community Ave., Berlin. Vendors are being sought. Space is limited at a cost of $15. For information, call Tena at 658-2294 or Shirley at 658-2893. No food vendors.
Thursday, October 02, 2014  (12:00 Noon - N/A)
Community Event
Location: Hudson Valley Community College, Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium.
Description: Duo Marchand: Eliza is the Fairest Queen Taking their name from a family of court musicians that flourished in 17th-century France, the Duo Marchand performs music and songs from the Renaissance and from the plays of Shakespeare on lute and harp. It has been said that soprano and historical harpist Marcia Young and lutenist Andy Rutherford play ancient tunes preserved for the 21st-century ear. Free and open to the public.
Contact: For additional information, please go to www.hvcc.edu/culture
Thursday, October 02, 2014  (5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.)
Community Event
Location: Oakwood Cemetery-286 Oakwood Avenue, Troy
Description: 13th ANNUAL EVENING AT THE EARL: $65.pp HERE’S YOUR CHANCE TO PARTY INSIDE A NATIONAL HISTORIC LANDMARK! This year’s benefit for the Oakwood Restoration Fund will be kicking off the celebration of the Chapel’s 125th Anniversary.
Contact: For additional information, please call 1-800-556-6273.
Saturday, October 04, 2014  (5:00 p.m. - N/A)
Community Event
Description: Join them to Celebrate German-American Day at the Troy Germania Hall honoring Peter Schmidt, Hilda Schmidt & Paul Schmidt. Dancing at 7:30 p.m. with John Deane. $28.00 includes, Dinner plus Domestic Beer, Wine and Soda.
Contact: Fro additional information, please call Helmut Reihs at 283-5254.
Saturday, October 04, 2014  (10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.)
Community Event
Location: Goold Orchards is located off Route 150 in the Town of Schodack, NY
Description: Johnny Appleseed's Birthday Bash.
Contact: For additional information, please call Phone: 518-732-7317.
Saturday, October 04, 2014  (11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.)
Festival
Location: Vanderheyden
614 Cooper Hill Road
Wynantskill
Description: Vanderheyden's Community Fall Festival featuring lunch by OutBack Steakhouse. Pre-purchase lunch tickets for $15 for adults/$5 for kids under 12 at www.vanderheyden.org. Tickets also available at the event. Serving wings steak, chicken, mashed potatoes, green beans, salad and bread. There will also be vendors and children's activities. Pony rides, face painting, pumpkin painting, petting zoo, bouncy bounce, DJ, games and more.
Contact: For additional information, please call (518) 874-4901.
Sunday, October 05, 2014  (12:00 Noon - 3:00 p.m.)
Community Event/Fundraiser
Location: The Italian Community Center, 1450 Fifth Avenue Ave., Troy
Description: The Ninth Annual Empty Bowls to benefit local food pantries and programs will be held on Oct. 5, from noon to 3 p.m. at the Italian Community Center, 1450 Fifth Ave., Troy. Presale tickets, $15, are available at the following Troy businesses: Northeast Ceramic Supply, 10 Monroe St.; 3rd Street Potters, 3 Third Street; and The Broken Mold, 284 River Street. Make checks payable to Collar City Clay Guild. Admission at the door is $20. For more information, e-mail Beth Joslin at ebp.bowls@gmail.com.
Sunday, October 05, 2014  (9:00 a.m. - N/A)
Community Event/Fundraiser
Description: The East Greenbush Fire Company will hold its 20th annual Golf Outing and Bake on Oct. 5. Registration/Check in begins at 9 a.m. at Winding Brook Country Club, followed by a shot gun start at 10 a.m. Lunch will be served on the turn. The Outing/Bake will take place at the pavilion located at East Greenbush Fire Dept. headquarters at 68 Phillips Rd beginning at 3:30 p.m. Donation of $95 includes greens fees, golf cart, gifts, refreshments at Winding Brook Country Club, and admission to the bake. Tickets for the Outing/Bake only are also available for $35 per person. Proceeds will offset EGFD’s operating expenses. Reservations required, first come first serve. For information or to RSVP, call Tim Boel at 858-2332 or Mike Benson at 477-7496 or mbenson17@gmail.com
Sunday, October 05, 2014  (11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.)
Community Event
Description: Veterans Hall Open House at the Schaghticoke Fairgrounds. Open to the Public! All are Welcome! Call Jody for more information (518) 859-2988 or Lorraine at 753-6936
Sunday, October 05, 2014  (11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.)
Community Event
Description: Veterans Hall Open House at the Schaghticoke Fairgrounds. Veterans Hall is a Salute to Veterans Past and Present. Many fairgoers have visited Veterans Hall or have come to an Open House to pay tribute to our veterans and say thank you. Everyone knows and loves a veteran and many come to share that connection. Some come to see a picture, a clipping or perhaps an item donated by family or a friend that served our country. Veterans Hall honors all veterans. In addition they are compiling a list of veteran’s names from Rensselaer County. New this year will be the inclusion of names from Saratoga and Washington Counties. This will be an ongoing objective for years to come. Getting your veteran’s name on the list is free, easy and a good way to ensure his/her service will be remembered. Come and share some time with them at the Veterans Hall. This event if free of charge. Open to the Public! All are Welcome!
Contact: Call Jody for more information (518) 859-2988 or Lorraine at 753-6936
Monday, October 06, 2014  (7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.)
Education
Location: Valley Falls United Methodist Church, 16 State Street, Valley Falls.
Sponsor: The Valley Falls Library.
Description: BULLYING: How To Spot It and Stop It-A community Education Program for Parents. There will be two dates for this Program available. September 23 from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. and October 6, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. at the Valley Falls United Methodist Church.
Contact: For additional information please sign up at the Valley Falls Library or call 753-4230
Tuesday, October 07, 2014  (6:30 p.m. - N/A)
Community Event
Description: The Greenbush Garden Club will meet Tuesday, October 7th at 6:30 PM at the East Greenbush Library. The topic will be Amulets and Talismans and will be presented by Master Gardener Keith Austin. All are welcome.
Saturday, October 11, 2014  (9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.)
Festival
Location: Goold Orchards is located off Route 150 in the Town of Schodack, NY
Description: Goold Apple Festival & Craft Show.
Contact: For additional information, please call Phone: 518-732-7317.
Saturday, October 11, 2014  (9:00 a.m. 12:00 Noon)
Community Event
Location: Oakwood Cemetery, 186 Oakwood Avenue, Troy.
Description: What’s Inside There? Family Mausoleums: $12.00 pp Walking/Driving Tour.
Contact: For additional information, please call 1-800-556-6273.
Sunday, October 12, 2014  (N/A)
Community Event
Description: Troy Chowderfest!!
Sunday, October 12, 2014  (9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.)
Festival
Location: Goold Orchards is located off Route 150 in the Town of Schodack, NY
Description: Goold Apple Festival & Craft Show.
Contact: For additional information, please call Phone: 518-732-7317.
Tuesday, October 14, 2014  (7 p.m.)
Book Group
Location: 4118 Brunswick Road
Description: The Brunswick Community Library Evening Book Group meets every second Tuesday of the month at the library. The group will discuss "Canal Water and Whiskey" by Marvin Rapp.
Saturday, October 18, 2014  (10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.)
Community Event
Location: Goold Orchards is located off Route 150 in the Town of Schodack, NY
Description: 9th Annual Sweet Cider Flow 5K
Contact: For additional information, please call Phone: 518-732-7317.
Sunday, October 19, 2014  (2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.)
Community Event
Location: Goold Orchards is located off Route 150 in the Town of Schodack, NY
Description: Halloween Pets on Parade. Registration begins at 2:00 p.m. - Parade starts at 3:00 p.m.
Contact: For additional information, please call Phone: 518-732-7317.
Thursday, October 30, 2014  (12:00 Noon - N/A)
Community Event
Location: Hudson Valley Community College, Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium.
Description: Vaccaro Puerto Rican vocalist Taina Asili and Sicilian guitarist Gaetano Vaccaro perform an energetic fusion of old and new reggae, rock, Afro-Latin and related musical styles with an underlying theme of social change. Free and open to the public.
Contact: For additional information, please go to www.hvcc.edu/culture
Friday, October 31, 2014  (See Description for Times)
Tours
Location: Geoff Benton, HSA
Crailo State Historic Site
9 ½ Riverside Ave. Rensselaer, NY 12144
Description: May 14 is the opening day of Crailo State Historic Site’s 2014 season. Starting on May 14 and running through October 31, tours will be held Wednesday through Sunday at 11:00 am, 12:00, 1:00, 2:00, 3:00 and 4:00pm. Tours of Crailo last approximately an hour. Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and students, with children 12 and under free. Combination tickets with nearby Schuyler Mansion State Historic Site are available as well. Crailo’s Marketplace Museum shop is stocked with Dutch, Native American and 17th and 18th century related items. Crailo’s park is located on the Hudson River and provides an excellent picnic venue. Crailo is also a location on the NYS parks challenge geocache program.
Contact: For more information please visit www.nysparks.com or www.facebook.com/CrailoStateHistoricSite or call (518)463-8738
Friday, October 31, 2014  (5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.)
Community Event
Location: Dowtown Troy.
Description: TROY NY – Enjoy an evening of art and culture in Downtown Troy NY on the last Friday of every month, officially known as Troy Night Out. The streets are busier than usual for this event as the evening draws over 1,000 locals and visitors alike to get a true taste of the arts and take advantage of everything Troy, New York has to offer! But the fun doesn't stop at 9:00 pm! Many downtown eateries and bars offer a place for people to gather and continue to enjoy the night. There are a variety of venues who participate in Troy Night Out each month.
Web Site: www.troynightout.org
Sunday, November 09, 2014  (8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.)
Community Event
Sponsor: Hon. Kathleen M. Jimino, Rensselaer County Executive And The Rensselaer County Veterans Service Agency
Description: HONORING THOSE WHO SERVED! A SALUTE TO VETERANS: 16TH Annual Veterans Breakfast, Noontime Medal Presentation Ceremony Free Breakfast at the Veterans of Lansingburgh, 777 1st Avenue, North Troy, New York. Free To All Veterans & Immediate Family Members. Welcoming Families Of Those Who Are Serving, And Those Who Have Served In Current Or Past Conflicts.
Contact: For more information, please call 270-2760,
Tuesday, November 11, 2014  (Community Event)
7:00 p.m. - N/A
Description: The Brunswick Community Library Evening Book Group meets at 7 p.m. every second Tuesday of the month at the Library, 4118 Brunswick Road. The group will discuss “The Goldfinch” by Donna Tartt on Nov. 11.
Tuesday, November 11, 2014  (7 p.m.)
Book Group
Location: 4118 Brunswick Road
Description: The Brunswick Community Library Evening Book Group meets every second Tuesday of the month at the library. The group will discuss "The Goldfinch" by Donna Tartt
Thursday, November 13, 2014  (12:00 Noon - N/A)
Community Event
Location: Hudson Valley Community College, Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium.
Description: Ensemble Congeros-Known for their commitment to rhythm and the drum as a central medium of communication – and inspired by the social and religious music of Cuban Congeros – Ensemble Congeros is a group of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute alumni and students led by founder and artistic director Eddie Ade Knowles, who is also an accomplished musician and professor of practice in RPI’s Department of the Arts. Free and open to the public.
Contact: For additional information, please go to www.hvcc.edu/culture
Friday, November 28, 2014  (5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.)
Community Event
Location: Dowtown Troy.
Description: TROY NY – Enjoy an evening of art and culture in Downtown Troy NY on the last Friday of every month, officially known as Troy Night Out. The streets are busier than usual for this event as the evening draws over 1,000 locals and visitors alike to get a true taste of the arts and take advantage of everything Troy, New York has to offer! But the fun doesn't stop at 9:00 pm! Many downtown eateries and bars offer a place for people to gather and continue to enjoy the night. There are a variety of venues who participate in Troy Night Out each month.
Web Site: www.troynightout.org
Saturday, December 06, 2014  (12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.)
Community Event
Location: Crailo State Historic Site & Friends of Fort Crailo
9 ½ Riverside Avenue
Rensselaer, NY 12144
Description: St. Nicholas Day: Meet Sinterklaas, the Dutch St. Nicholas, who will be stopping by to see if you’ve been good or bad this year!. Crailo’s Marketplace Museum Shop will be offering unique gifts for the holidays. There will be crafts for the kids and refreshments by a crackling fire. The museum will be open for self-guided tours. Cailo State Historic Site and the Friends of Fort Crailo present
Contact: For additional information, please call (518) 463-8738.
Tuesday, December 09, 2014  (7 p.m.)
Book Group
Location: 4118 Brunswick Road
Description: The Brunswick Community Library Evening Book Group meets every second Tuesday of the month at the library. The group will discuss "The Light in the Ruins" by Chris Bohjalian
Tuesday, December 09, 2014  (7:00 p.m. - N/A)
Community Event
Description: The Brunswick Community Library Evening Book Group meets at 7 p.m. every second Tuesday of the month at the Library, 4118 Brunswick Road. The group will discuss “The Light in the Ruins” by Chris Bohjalian on Dec. 9.
Saturday, December 13, 2014  (1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.)
Comunity Event
Location: Oakwood Cemetery, 186 Oakwood Avenue, Troy.
Description: Snow Date: Sunday Dec. 14 Christmas Concert & Sing Along $10.00/Adults - Children under 12 Free. Refreshments/Santa
Contact: For additional information, please call 1-800-556-6273.
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