Weekend Post

Hey!  It’s almost Friday the 13th!  It’s supposed to be lucky if you were born on the 13th. . . which I was.  So, woo, hoo!  Of course, most people still go with spooky.  In fact, at the Saratoga Race Track, they’re encouraging kids to come in costume and parade and trick or treat.  Here are a few more things to do:

All Weekend:

  • The Wiz is still playing at 5:30 pm from Tuesday to Sunday at the Washington Park Playhouse in Albany.    Meanwhile, Annie Get Your Gun continues Tuesday through Sunday at 8 pm.  The last day for both of these is 8/15, so if you haven’t made it yet, now’s the time.
  • Giants Training Camp continues at the SUNY Albany campus.
  • There are Valleycats games every night, with fireworks on Sunday night.
  • It’s Canalfest from noon to 6 pm at Mabee Farm in Schenectady.  It’s free music by a variety of performers, and you can pay for boat tours as well.

Friday evening, August 13th:

Saturday, August 14th:

  • From 8 am to 1 pm in Cohoes, there’s a Fishing Derby.  See Albany Kid for details.
  • There’s a Moreau Overlook Hike at 9 am at Lake Moreau.
  • Learn about Oaks at Five Rivers at 10 am.
  • Drop in and Dance to the Oldies at 10:30 am at the Rotterdam Branch Library.
  • It’s a Crafty Saturday Morning at 10:30 am at Schoharie Crossing State Park.
  • From noon to 8:30 pm at Central Park in Schenectady, it’s Carama 2010, a Caribbean Cultural Festival.
  • At 1 pm, learn how animals stay cool in the Albany Pine Bush at Fade and Shade.  Pre-register (you can do it online), and it’s $2/person, $5/family.
  • At 1 pm, there’s a World Lizard Day Celebration (who knew?) at the Children’s Museum of Science and Technology.  Pre-register, and it’s $2/non-member.
  • The Dyer Switch Band will be playing bluegrass at Freedom Park in Scotia.
  • From 8 pm ’til midnight there’s Swimming Under the Stars at Ballston Spa Village Pool.  Check out Malta Mama for details.
  • Go Stargazing at 9 pm at Thacher.  It will be canceled if it’s cloudy.

Sunday, August 15th:


  1. amy

    we went to the fishing derby on saturday. it was great! my oldest (almost 6 years) even won the “most fish overall” caught across all age groups! thanks for the tip!

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