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Wednesday, August 20, 2014  (5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.)
Music and Entertainment
Description: Every Wednesday evening from June 18th through August 27th the Downtown Troy Business Improvement District and the City of Troy, present Rockin' on the River! This free, outdoor concert series gives music fans a wonderful excuse to stay out and about on a Wednesday night! The concerts take place in Downtown Troy in the Green Island Bridge Parking lot just north of the Green Island Bridge. Rockin' on the River is rain or shine! In the event of forecasted inclement weather, we will be pitching a huge tent, and rocking out just the same! June 18th: Aquanett, a tribute to 80s hair metal with opener Jet Crash Billy June 25th: Blues for Breakfast, celebrating the music of the Grateful Dead July 2nd:Super 400 and Wild Adriatic with special event TBA July 9th: Adrenalize, a tribute to Def Leppard with opener Second Heat July 16th: HmfO, a tribute to Hall & Oats with opener Start Making Sense, a tribute to the Talking Heads July 23rd: ZBTB, a tribute to the Zac Brown Band with opener Molly Durnin July 30th: Easbound Jesus with opener The Blind Owl Band August 6th Fleetwood Macked, a tribute to Fleetwood Mac with opener Brian & Kevin Tiernan August 13th: Who's Bad, the nation's #1 Michael Jackson Tribute with opener GoodSir August 20th: Almost Queen, a tribute to Queen, with opener Vito 3 August 27th:ZOSO, a tribute to Led Zepplin with openers The Troy Music Academy All-Stars

Wednesday, August 20, 2014  (7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.)
Community Event
Description: Dyken Pond Environmental Education Center is offering a Junior Naturalist Program 7-9 p.m. Aug. 20 at Dyken Pond, 475 Dyken Pond Road, Cropseyville. This evening program will accustom students to the night by using special sensory techniques to improve their vision and hearing during the oncoming nightfall. Students will learn about owls and their calls, bats and beavers. A $1 per child donation covers material costs. Pre-registration is encouraged to help with planning, but not required and can be done by contacting the Center at dykenpond@fairpoint.net or 658-2055.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014  (not given)
Thrift Shop
Location: Christ United Methodist Church in Johnsonville
Description: The Thrift Shop held at Christ United Methodist Church will be CLOSED on August 20th and 27th. It will reopen on September 3rd from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014  (begins at 7 p.m.)
Writer's Group
Location: The Diver Library in
136 Main Street, Schaghticoke, New York 12154
Description: [Every 3rd Wednesday of every month at 7 p.m.] The Diver Library Writers' Group offers a monthly opportunity to share your writing with others and receive constructive feedback in a positive, fun environment. The Writers' Group is open to writers of all levels of ability and experience, but space is limited so please call or stop in to sign up in advance.
Contact: Phone: 518-753-4344
Web Site: www.diverlibrary.org
Wednesday, August 20, 2014  (6-8 p.m.)
Troy's Little Italy
Location: 227 Fourth Street
Description: The Denise Saint-Onge Visual Art Gallery will preview the Troy Little Italy Historic Tour. It will highlight six restored properties in the neighborhood. There is a suggested donation of $10.00 and the proceeds will benefit the Little Italy neighborhood.
Thursday, August 21, 2014  (6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.)
Music & Entertainment
Location: 290 Northline Drive Melrose, New York
Description: The Schaghticoke Entertainment Committee are pleased to announce the lineup for the 2014 concerts: July 3- The Belairs July 10- Patsy Cline July 17- Dyer Switch July 24-All Paul Show July 31-Lustre Kings August 7-Refrigerators August 14-Joe Thomas The Big Band August 21-Hair of the Dog
Contact: For additional information, please call John Rustin, Sr. at 753-6915 x 100.
Thursday, August 21, 2014  (6:00 p.m. - N/A)
Music & Entertainment
Location: Uncle Marty’s Adirondack Grill, 2830 R. 43 Sand Lake, NY.
Description: Summer Party Events at Uncle Marty's: 8/21/2014 The Schmooze 8/28/2014 Funk Evolution
Contact: For additional information, please call 518.674.4080.
Web Site: www.justsayuncle.com
Saturday, August 23, 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, August 23, 2014  (9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.)
Farmers’ Market
Description: Troy Waterfront Farmers’ Market Welcomes Summer with Two Market Opportunities Troy Waterfront Farmers’ Market begins its 15th Summer Season on May 3rd, 2014. The market will be held every Saturday on River Street from 9 am – 2 pm. The market has worked with the City of Troy, the BID and the local businesses in an effort to integrate with more of the downtown businesses this summer. The market will start near the Market Block building on River Street and continue south beyond 1st Street making the market and the downtown Troy experience easily walkable and safe for customers and vendors. Free parking is available on Saturday’s in the Uncle Sam Parking Garage, the State Street parking garage or on the streets. In addition to the weekly Saturday market, Troy Waterfront Farmers’ Market also provides a Friday evening shopping option in the summer months. The Troy Twilight Market, the first of the kind in the Capital Region, joins an intimate group of twilight markets throughout the world. This year, The Twilight Market will be expanded to every Friday night, June – September, 6-9 pm located on Monument Square in downtown Troy.
Web Site: www.troymarket.org
Saturday, August 23, 2014  (6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.)
Music & Entertainment
Description: Each summer, the Community & Recreation Department organizes a concert series that takes place every Tuesday night in August from 6-8 pm. The concerts are held at Onderdonk Memorial Park, located on Hampton Avenue across from the Lake. This concert series encourages friends, families and neighbors together in celebrating the summer season by enjoying the music, the outdoors and the company. The schedule is as follows: • August 23rd Bow Riders • August 30th Carmine Dio Teagans will be providing hot dogs, hamburgers & sausage and peppers for a minimal fee.
Contact: For further information, please call 477-4775.
Saturday, August 23, 2014  (8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.)
2014 Capital Region Homeless Veteran's Stand-Down
Location: Colonie BPO Elks #2192
11 Elks Lane, Latham, New York
Description: Are You A Veteran In Need Of Help? Brother and Sister Veterans who are homeless, at risk of being homeless, and their families. Coffee at 7 a.m., Breakfast at 7:30 a.m., and Registrations at 8:00 a.m. Free Help! Employment, Food, Clothing, Medical Screening, Legal Assistance, Information About Programs and Services
Contact: VA Phone by County all (518) area code: Albany 447-7713; Columbia 828-3610; Rensselaer 270-2760; Saratoga 884-4115; Schenectady 377-2423; Washington 746-2470; Saturday ONLY Number 785-3557
Saturday, August 23, 2014  (9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.)
Shopping
Location: Germania Hall
309 Third Avenue
Troy
Description: Rummage Sale, Books, Jewelry, Furniture, Clothes, Appliances, Dishes, Toys, Odds-n-Ends. A little something for everyone! Clothes==$1.00 Per Bag!!!!!!!!!!
Saturday, August 23, 2014  (9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.)
Walking Tour
Description: Second Street Meets Oakwood. Walking Tours -Each tour $12 per person. A two-part history walk, presented by Rensselaer County and Troy City Historian Kathryn Sheehan and restoration specialist and building conservator, Doug Bucher. The first tour will have you strolling downtown Troy exploring the architecture and learning about some of the people who called Second Street their home. The tour will depart from RCHS, located at 57 Second Street. Then the following Saturday, meet Kathy and Doug at Oakwood Cemetery and visit the final resting places of those 19th century Trojans.
Contact: For more information about Oakwood Cemetery visit www.oakwoodcemetery.org
Saturday, August 23, 2014  (6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.)
Music & Entertainment
Location: Powers Park, Lansingburgh
Sponsor: Hannaford-Whitney Young Health, Troy Snowman-Beverage Barn Northeast Shuttle-Friends of 112th Street Lansing Laundry - Sequence Development
Description: The Powers Park Concert Series 2014 August 16-El Dorado's-Swing Dance Night August 23 Bluz House Rockers - Dance Party II No Pets Allowed
Monday, August 25, 2014  (Begins at 12 p.m.)
Information Session
Location: The Rice Building
216 River Street, 3rd Floor
Troy, New York 12180
Description: State University of New York Empire State College will hold a public information session about its associate and bachelor's degree programs.
Contact: For information, please call 783-6203
Wednesday, August 27, 2014  (1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.)
Community Event
Description: Some of the area’s best performers will be competing on stage at the Schaghticoke Fairgrounds on Aug. 27 from 1 to 6 p.m. Singers, dancers, musicians and novelty acts will be trying for cash prizes, trophies and a chance to showcase their talent at the New York State Fair in Syracuse. There are two divisions - a mini talent for ages 12 and under and a talent hunt for contestants 13 and older. Those wishing to participate in the “Rising Stars” competition should contact Jim Staats, talent coordinator at (518) 767-2744 or by e-mail - Schaghticoke2014@aol.com for a registration form. Deadline for receiving entries is Aug. 22.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014  (N/A)
Fair
Location: Schaghticoke Fair
69 Stillwater Bridge Rd.
Rtes. 67 & 40
Schaghticoke, NY 12154
Description: The Schaghticoke Fair will celebrate its 195th year of being a showcase for the best that Rensselaer County residents and agriculture have to offer. Building after building will be bursting with vegetables, fruits, animals, antiques, baked goods and homemade crafts.
Contact: For more information, contact the Schaghticoke Fair office at 753-4411, x13.
Web Site: http://schaghticokefair.com/index.php
Wednesday, August 27, 2014  (Not Given)
"Rising Stars" Talent Competition
Location: Schaghticoke Fair Grounds in Schaghticoke, New York 12154
Description: The Great Schaghticoke Fair is seeking performers of all ages- individuals and groups, singers, dancers, instrumentalists, and novelty. Cash prizes and a chance to qualify for the New York State Fair Talent Competition in Syracuse.
Contact: Contact talent coordinator Jim Staats at 518-767-2744 or via e-mail at Schaghticoke2014@aol.com Deadline for receiving entries is August 22
Thursday, August 28, 2014  (6:00 p.m. - N/A)
Music & Entertainment
Location: Uncle Marty’s Adirondack Grill, 2830 R. 43 Sand Lake, NY.
Description: Summer Party Events at Uncle Marty's: 8/21/2014 The Schmooze 8/28/2014 Funk Evolution
Contact: For additional information, please call 518.674.4080.
Web Site: www.justsayuncle.com
Friday, August 29, 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
Friday, August 29, 2014  (N/A)
Fair
Location: Schaghticoke Fair
69 Stillwater Bridge Rd.
Rtes. 67 & 40
Schaghticoke, NY 12154
Description: The Schaghticoke Fair will celebrate its 195th year of being a showcase for the best that Rensselaer County residents and agriculture have to offer. Building after building will be bursting with vegetables, fruits, animals, antiques, baked goods and homemade crafts.
Contact: For more information, contact the Schaghticoke Fair office at 753-4411, x13.
Web Site: http://schaghticokefair.com/index.php
Friday, August 29, 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, August 29, 2014  (9:00 a.m. - 12:00 Noon)
Shopping
Description: The Transfiguration Parish, Main Street in Schaghticoke, will hold its seventh annual parish-wide garage sale, Aug. 29 and 30. The parish is seeking used, unused or unwanted items for this fundraiser. Call 235-0337. Drop off dates are: Aug. 22 1-4 p.m.; Aug. 23, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Aug. 26, 4 to 7 p.m.; Aug. 28, 9 a.m. to noon. No large appliances, clothes, shoes, TVs, computers, ski equipment or stuffed animals. All items must be in good, clean, working condition. If anyone has large items to be picked up, call the office to arrange for pick up.
Saturday, August 30, 2014  (5-10 p.m.)
Dance in the Park
Location: Grafton Lakes State Park
Description: Grafton Lakes State Park, The Dance Flurry Organization, Capital USA Dance, and the Friends of Grafton Lakes State Park will host Dance in the Park Night. This event is open to dancers at all levels of experience with or without a partner. The event will take place at the Deerfield Pavilion, starting with a lesson and a swing dance following. All proceeds from the night will benefit the Friends of Grafton Lakes State Park. The lesson will be taught by Jason Fenton and will cover the basics of East Coast Swing. the main swing dance will feature a live band, and Dylan Perrillo Orchestra. There will also be food from Brunswick Barbeque and Brew. Registration is $15 for the dance only and $25 for dinner and the dance. both fees cover the dance lesson, and a night of live music.
Contact: Pre-registration for those who want dinner is required by August 27th, but drop-ins for the swing dance are also more than welcome. For information about Dance in the Park, call the park office at 279-1155
Saturday, August 30, 2014  (8-11 a.m.)
Buffet Breakfast
Location: Grafton VFW Fire Hall on South Road (County Route 85)
Description: The Grafton Volunteer Fire Department along with the Grafton Ladies Auxiliary will host an all you can eat breakfast. The Menu includes: Belgian Waffles, Pancakes, French Toast, Eggs (made to order), Sausage Gravy & Biscuits, Bacon, Sausage, Home Fries, Toast, Orange Juice, Coffee, and Milk. Cost is $9.00 for adults, Kids under 12 years of age are $4.00 and Kids 5 and under are FREE!
Saturday, August 30, 2014  (9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.)
Farmers’ Market
Description: Troy Waterfront Farmers’ Market Welcomes Summer with Two Market Opportunities Troy Waterfront Farmers’ Market begins its 15th Summer Season on May 3rd, 2014. The market will be held every Saturday on River Street from 9 am – 2 pm. The market has worked with the City of Troy, the BID and the local businesses in an effort to integrate with more of the downtown businesses this summer. The market will start near the Market Block building on River Street and continue south beyond 1st Street making the market and the downtown Troy experience easily walkable and safe for customers and vendors. Free parking is available on Saturday’s in the Uncle Sam Parking Garage, the State Street parking garage or on the streets. In addition to the weekly Saturday market, Troy Waterfront Farmers’ Market also provides a Friday evening shopping option in the summer months. The Troy Twilight Market, the first of the kind in the Capital Region, joins an intimate group of twilight markets throughout the world. This year, The Twilight Market will be expanded to every Friday night, June – September, 6-9 pm located on Monument Square in downtown Troy.
Web Site: www.troymarket.org
Saturday, August 30, 2014  (6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.)
Music & Entertainment
Description: Each summer, the Community & Recreation Department organizes a concert series that takes place every Tuesday night in August from 6-8 pm. The concerts are held at Onderdonk Memorial Park, located on Hampton Avenue across from the Lake. This concert series encourages friends, families and neighbors together in celebrating the summer season by enjoying the music, the outdoors and the company. The schedule is as follows: • August 30th Carmine Dio Teagans will be providing hot dogs, hamburgers & sausage and peppers for a minimal fee.
Contact: For further information, please call 477-4775.
Saturday, August 30, 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, August 30, 2014  (N/A)
Fair
Location: Schaghticoke Fair
69 Stillwater Bridge Rd.
Rtes. 67 & 40
Schaghticoke, NY 12154
Description: The Schaghticoke Fair will celebrate its 195th year of being a showcase for the best that Rensselaer County residents and agriculture have to offer. Building after building will be bursting with vegetables, fruits, animals, antiques, baked goods and homemade crafts.
Contact: For more information, contact the Schaghticoke Fair office at 753-4411, x13.
Web Site: http://schaghticokefair.com/index.php
Saturday, August 30, 2014  (9 a.m. to 3 p.m.)
Melrose Methodist Yard/Bake Sale
Location: 20 Church Street, Melrose, New York 12121
Description: Come join the members of the Melrose Methodist Church's Yard/Bake Sale. Enjoy looking at various items and enjoy yummy baked goods!
Sunday, August 31, 2014  (N/A)
Fair
Location: Schaghticoke Fair
69 Stillwater Bridge Rd.
Rtes. 67 & 40
Schaghticoke, NY 12154
Description: The Schaghticoke Fair will celebrate its 195th year of being a showcase for the best that Rensselaer County residents and agriculture have to offer. Building after building will be bursting with vegetables, fruits, animals, antiques, baked goods and homemade crafts.
Contact: For more information, contact the Schaghticoke Fair office at 753-4411, x13.
Web Site: http://schaghticokefair.com/index.php
Monday, September 01, 2014  (N/A)
Fair
Location: Schaghticoke Fair
69 Stillwater Bridge Rd.
Rtes. 67 & 40
Schaghticoke, NY 12154
Description: The Schaghticoke Fair will celebrate its 195th year of being a showcase for the best that Rensselaer County residents and agriculture have to offer. Building after building will be bursting with vegetables, fruits, animals, antiques, baked goods and homemade crafts.
Contact: For more information, contact the Schaghticoke Fair office at 753-4411, x13.
Web Site: http://schaghticokefair.com/index.php
Saturday, September 06, 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 06, 2014  (9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.)
Community Event
Location: 605 Brunswick Road, Troy.
Sponsor: Brunswick Historical Society.
Description: TAG AND BAKE SALE - Description: Annual Tag and Bake Sale. Vendor space available. 8 x10 space for $20.00, rain or shine. There will be an antique quilt raffle, homemade baked goods, Entertainment provided by the Hill Country Cloggers at 1:00 p.m. Lunch will be available throughout the day.
Contact: For additional information or vendor space, please call 279-4024.
Saturday, September 06, 2014  (7:00 p.m. - N/A)
Community Event
Location: Rensselaer County Historical Society
57 Second Street
Troy, NY 12180
Description: TROY, N.Y. – The Rensselaer County Historical Society (RCHS) will debut a new exhibit, At the Corner of Second & State: Where Troy’s History Intersects, on Monday, September 8th at 7pm along with the companion exhibit, “Conserving the Welfare and Best Interests of our Depositors”: The Troy Savings Bank. The main exhibit runs through December 20, 2014, and the companion exhibit runs through November 15, 2014. The exhibits are sponsored in part by the Troy Savings Bank Charitable Foundation and the Lucille A. Herold Charitable Trust. The exhibits are open and free to the public.

Contact: For additional information, please call 518-272-7232 x13.
Saturday, September 06, 2014  (begins at 4 p.m.)
Lobster or Steak Bake
Location: Masonic Temple
710 Columbia Turnpike
Description: Van Rensselaer Star Chapter No.256, Order of the Eastern Star and Van Rensselaer Lodge No. 87, F&AM, in East Greenbush will be hosting a Lobster or Steak Bake. Cost is $25.00 and reservations with money are required and binding. The menu includes: lobster or steak, baked potato, corn on the cob, coleslaw, dessert, and beverage.
Contact: For eat in or take out reservations call Barbara at 477-4919 or Nancy at 477-7101. The deadline is August 31st. And take out orders can be picked up after 4 p.m. at the Masonic Temple.
Saturday, September 06, 2014  (begins at 7:30 p.m.)
Dan Berggren and Ed Lowman in Concert
Location: Sand Lake Center for the Arts
2880 NY 43, Averill Park, New York 12018
Description: Dan Berggren and Ed Lowman will be performing strong songs, funny songs, songs that jump, all with an Adirondack flavor with guitar and bass. This concert is part of the 2014 Squire Jacob Coffeehouse Series. Each show starts with our new Stars A' Rising featuring young local talent, performed in a family friendly atmosphere. The Cafe opens a half hour before the show time and offers delectable desserts and free parking.
Contact: 518-674-2007 or e-mail at info@slca-ctp.org Reservations may be made at the webiste listed below. The fee for this event is $16 for adults, and for those under 18 $10, plus give money through cash or check.
Web Site: www.slca-ctp.org
Monday, September 08, 2014  (begins at 7 p.m.)
Art Exhibit Opening at RCHS
Location: At the Corner of Second and State: Where Troy's History Intersects, "Conserving the Welfare and Best Interests of our Depositors."
Sponsor: Troy Savings Bank Charitable Foundation and Lucille A. Herold Charitable Trust
Description: The Rensselaer County Historical Society (RCHS) will debut a new, rotating exhibit, called 'Prospect of America: Selections from Edgar Holloway Art Collection.'

The exhibit series runs through December 20th, 2014.

The exhibit is open and free to the public.
Tuesday, September 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 Covert Affair" by Jennet Conant. All are Welcome.
Saturday, September 13, 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 13, 2014  (9:00 a.m. - 12:00 Noon)
Community Event
Location: Oakwood Cemetery-286 Oakwood Avenue, Troy
Description: War of 1812: The Battle of Plattsburgh 9 AM - 12 Noon $12.00 pp Walking Tour
Contact: For additional information, please call 1-800-556-6273.
Saturday, September 13, 2014  (11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.)
Festival
Description: St. Paul’s Shelter for Women & Children are holding a Fall Family Festival from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 13 at St. Timothy’s Lutheran Church, 470 Winter Street Ext, North Greenbush. Tickets $5 per person. The event will feature arts & carts, kareoke, entertainment, food booths, kid’s midway, games, prizes, bounce house, circus yoga hula hoop workshop, kid’s police ID signup, and dunk tank. To buy tickets: http://stpaulscenter.com/events/fall-family-festival/ ; for a vendor application, go to http://stpaulscenter.com/events/fall-family-festival/
Saturday, September 13, 2014  (N/A)
Reunion
Location: Nassau Sportsmen's Club
370 Boyce Road, East Greenbush
Description: The Columbia High School Class of 1959 Reunion. The day will include lunch and dinner.
Contact: For information, email Betty Coxon Franze at rfranze1@nycap.rr.com
Saturday, September 13, 2014  (9 a.m. to 2 p.m.)
Garage Sale
Location: Third Presbyterian Church
115 Winter Street, Troy
Description: Will be hosting a Community Garage Sale. There is no cost to participate. Just bring a table and your treasures to sell. Food and beverages will also b available throughout the day. There will not be a charge for the food but donations will be accepted and will go to help those in need.
Contact: To reserve a space and for more information, call the church office at 283-2420
Saturday, September 13, 2014  (10:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.)
Special
Description: An annual ceremony by the Veterans of Lansingburgh will be held at the grave of Samuel Wilson. Admission is FREE. Samuel Wilson died in 1854 and is buried in Troy's Oakwood Cemetery. At 11:00 a.m. the Uncle Sam Citizen of the Year Brunch will follow the ceremony. This is open to the public. This brunch will be held at the Veterans of Lansingbugh Club 777 First Avenue.
Contact: For more information, please contact John Rustin at 518-235-0615.
Saturday, September 13, 2014  (11 a.m.)
Crailo Harvest Faire
Location: 9 1/2 Riverside Avenue, Rensselaer, New York 12144
Description: If September 13th is rained out, it will be held on September 14th at the same time. An old fashioned agricultural festival devoted to all aspects of harvest time in the colonial-era Hudson Valley, Harvest Faire offers seventeenth and eighteenth century music, historical re-enactors, vendors, Native American and colonial demonstartions, games and activities. This is a FREE outdoor event. A nominal fee is charged for entry to the museum exhibit inside Crailo State Historic Site. The grounds are largely accessible as is the first floor of the museum.
Contact: phone: 518-463-8738 e-mail: Geoff.Benton@parks.ny.gov
Saturday, September 13, 2014  (2 p.m.)
Hart-Cluett House Tour
Location: Rensselaer County Historical Society
57 Second Street, Troy, New York 12180
Description: Tour the grand Federal style Hart-Cluett House known for its marble facade and the rich stories of the three families who lived in the house from 1827-1952. It is $10 per person, or $5 for RCHS members. This is not suitable for children under the age of 10. There is wheelchair accessability to the main floor and basement but not to the second floor.
Contact: phone: 518-272-7232 e-mail:ilenefrank@rchsonline.org
Saturday, September 13, 2014  (8 a.m. both days)
5th Annual Rensselaer Plateau Traverse Hike
Location: Pineridge Cross Country Ski Area
1463 Plank Road, Petersburgh, New York 12138
Description: Join us for one or both days of our 2 day Plateau Traverse Hike. We will meet at Pineridge Cross Country Ski Area at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday and take shuttle buses to our starting point just below the plateau escarpment in the Tibbits State Forest a nd spend the day hiking back to Pineridge. Participants are welcomed to pitch a tent for the night. We will have a BBQ, please bring something to share, campfire and breakfast. We will then leave Pineridge by 8 a.m. the next day to hike to the southern escarpment in Stephentown. Shuttle buses will bring participants back to Pineridge at the end of the day. We scout out new routes each year, so call ahead to get the exact route. This event is cosponsored by the Rensselaer Land Trust, The Dyken Pond Environmental Education Center, The Friends of Dyken Pond Center, and Pineridge Cross Country Ski Area. A mix of trail conditions [flat,rocky,etc.] logging roads and bushwhacking. Bushwhacking will be easy to moderate difficulty with a few new short difficult areas. Trails may be muddy or wet depending on the weather conditions prior to the event. The length of this event is about 32 total miles, with it being 16 miles each day, but there are half day options as well. This means that you will either be walking from 4.5 hours to 8 hours per day. This is not suitable for children under the age of 14. And you will need to make sure to have a day pack, water bottles, sturdy footwear, and bring your own lunch.
Contact: phone: 518-794-9160 e-mail: jim@rensselaerplateau.org Please register by September 12th, with a $10 suggested donation per day to offset fuel cost for the shuttle buses.
Saturday, September 13, 2014  (11:-00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.)
Festival
Description: St. Paul’s Shelter for Women & Children are holding a Fall Family Festival from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 13 at St. Timothy’s Lutheran Church, 470 Winter Street Ext, North Greenbush. Tickets $5 per person. The event will feature arts & carts, kareoke, entertainment, food booths, kids midway, games, prizes, bounce house, circus yoga hula hoop workshop, kid’s police ID signup, and dunk tank. To buy tickets: http://stpaulscenter.com/events/fall-family-festival/ ; for a vendor application, go to http://stpaulscenter.com/events/fall-family-festival/ or call Margaret at 518.391.0261 or email at mjna10@gmail.com or to become a sponsor, visit http://stpaulscenter.com/events/fall-family-festival/ for sponsorship packages. Proceeds benefit St. Paul’s Center, an emergency shelter for moms and kids without a place to call home.
Sunday, September 14, 2014  (1:00 p.m. - & 3:00 p.m.)
Parade
Description: The Uncle Sam Parade starts at 1p.m., RAIN or shine. The parade will step off in Lansingburgh from 125th Street and Fifth Avenue and ends at 106th street. The parade will feature a march from local schools, organizations and some military outfits. The Uncle Sam Festival Immediately following the parade is a festival in Powers Park at 110th Street in Lansingburgh. The festival features fun and entertainment for the family.
Sunday, September 14, 2014  (begins at 9 a.m.)
Papscanee Island Nature Preserve Walk
Location: Papscanee Island Nature Preserve
Staats Island Road, Castleton 12033

From 9J, turn right at the Preserve South Entrance sign onto Staats Island Road, then go .25 miles cross Amtrak tracks, right into Preserve parking lot.
Description: Led by David Chinery from the Cornell Cooperative Extension, enjoy a 1 hour walk and discover the various species of plants and animals that make the 156 acre Preserve and Hudson River shoreline their home. The preserve also boasts a variety of habitats, including marsh, river bank, and floodplain. this riparian setting is a pristine example of nature reinventing itself. Trails are relatively flat with some uneven surface and slight ascents/descents, exposed tree roots and limbs.
Contact: Pre-registration not required but appreciated, please call by and register by 9/12 phone: 518-270-2888 e-mail: ashaughnessy@rensco.com
Monday, September 15, 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 16, 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  (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.
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!
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  (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  (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
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  (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.
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.
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  (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. - 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.
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 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!!
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.
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
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
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
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
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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