We’ve got a tremendously busy weekend coming up. Here’s what I’ve found:
- There’s the Tug Boat Roundup in Waterford.
- The Shaker Heritage Society in Albany is having their Fall Harvest Craft Fair from 10 am to 4 pm on Saturday and Sunday. Family activities and pony rides. It’s $4/person.
- It’s Clifton Park’s Annual Farm Fest on Saturday and Sunday. This is free, with activities at a variety of locations.
- It’s the 35th Annual Greek Festival in downtown Schenectady.
- According to the TU’s Youth Arts blog, there’s a youth presentation of a “Rent: Student Edition” at 7 pm on Friday & Saturday.
- The Shenendehowa United Methodist Church is holding a Country Fair on Friday and Saturday including a 9/11 remembrance on Saturday morning.
- The Clifton Park-Halfmoon Library is holding a buy one, get one free Scholastic Book Fair.
- There’s a Festa Italiana in Troy. See page 3 on this link for details.
- Perhaps a driving tour isn’t the best for your little kids, but I had to share that there’s a Washington County Cheese Tour–yumma.
- It’s the Sunkiss Balloon Festival in Hudson Falls, which is a bit of a drive–an hour or so north of here. I heard about this one from Malta Mama. Then I noticed, as well, that Friday and Saturday are Sandy Hill Days in Hudson Falls.
Evening of Friday, September 10th:
- Cavanaugh & Kavanaugh will be playing at 5 pm at the Delaware Branch Library as part of the Acoustic Sidewalk Series.
- In North Greenbush, the Community Fair by the Kiwanis Club begins at 5 pm today and continues on Saturday. Music, food, and kids’ games.
Saturday, September 11th:
- There are morning 9/11 remembrances in Glens Falls, Halfmoon, Saratoga Springs,
- Watch for hawks migrating at Thacher from 9 am to 2 pm.
- From 9:30 am to 2 pm, it’s the Fireplug 500 to benefit the Animal Protective Foundation at Central Park in Schenectady.
- It’s Malta Community Day from 10 am to 4 pm. I heard about this one from Malta Mama, too.
- From 10 am to 6 pm, it’s the Back 2 School Expo at the Colonie Center Mall.
- There’s a History Fair from 10 am to 4 pm at Mabee Farm in Schenectady.
- It’s the Stockade Art Show from 10 am to 4 pm in Schenectady.
- It’s the Crailo Harvest Faire at the Crailo State Historic Site from 11 am to 4 pm.
- From 11 am to 3 pm, there’s supposed to be a North Greenbush Community Fair–I found this listed, but I couldn’t find more specific information.
- It’s the Pedal, Paddle, Run in Scotia–the race is in the morning, and post-race festivities begin at noon.
- From noon to 2 pm, celebrate Grandparents Day at Schenectady Museum–free admission for grandparents, plus bottle rocket demonstrations.
- From noon until 9 pm, it’s the Little Italy Streetfest. I didn’t see a direct site for you, but the TU’s Table Hopping Blog has a food preview and the TU’s Schenectady Blog shared a review a review from last year’s street fest.
- From 12:30-8 pm, it’s the Albany Riverfront Jazz Fest.
- Kids 4 and up can craft a River Creature at the Children’s Museum of Science and Technology. Pre-register, and it’s $2/non-member.
- At the Rensselaer County Historical Society, it’s a Kids in the House family-friendly tour from 2-3 pm. $10/non-member.
Sunday, September 12th:
- From 10 am to 5 pm it’s the Towne Bowling Academy Community Day in Rotterdam. Free bowling, shoe rental, food, face painting.
- At the Albany Pine Bush, you can learn about Legends and Lore of the Pine Bush at 10:30 am, a naturalist tour at 11:30 or the basic tour at 1 pm.
- It’s an Old Fashioned Sunday at the Pruyn House in Newtonville from noon to 4 pm. It’s free, with music, storytelling, magicians, pony rides, and more.
- From 12 to 4:30 pm, there’s an Eid Carnival at AnNur Islamic School in Schenectady. Bouncy bounce, games, foods, crafts. Tickets are $2/kids 4-13, $3/folks 14+, or $10/family, and include snack foods for the kids. If you’ve had to have conversations with your kids lately about nutjobs trying to burn Qurans, what better follow-up than to go to a nice neighborhood event where friendly Muslims will be handing out cotton candy?
- Time Travel through Lillian’s Attic in the Children’s Museum at Saratoga from 1 to 2 pm. This is a chance to see the newly renovated portion of the museum.
- It’s the Uncle Sam Parade and Celebration in Troy. The parade’s at 1 pm, there are fireworks at 8 pm, and in between there will be plenty of music, games, and food.
- They’re showing The Adventures of Robin Hood at 2 pm at the main Albany Library.