Apple & Wine Festival, Farm Fest, Undercover Playground, LarkFEST, Hispanic Heritage, and More This Weekend

Just went to little J’s Back-to-School Night. Her teacher’s the same person M had in first grade, and she’s just gotten better. Plus, there were slides of our children looking adorable, so what’s not to like? Except, of course, that it’s after 8 and I still haven’t had dinner yet. I’m waiting to have dinner with Cute W, and he’s reading to the girls. Wow, it’s almost like a date night. Except with crappy frozen food and possibly the tv on.

There are a ton of things going on this weekend. Seriously. And the weather’s supposed to be pretty fabulous. So. . . let’s bring it.

All Weekend

Evening of Friday, September 16th:

Saturday, September 17th:

  • From 8-9:30 am, watch Birds Take Flight from the Albany Pine Bush to warmer climates. Pre-register; it’s $3/person or $5/family.
  • It’s LarkFEST in downtown Albany from 10 am to 5:30 pm.
  • From 10 am until 4 pm it’s Nature Fest at Moreau Lake State Park.
  • Orenda Yoga is hosting a Family Peace Day celebration from 10:30 am to noon. It’s free.
  • At 11 am, 1 pm, & 3 pm, Johnson Hall State Historic Site will enjoy A Visit from Ben Franklin. Free, but donations are appreciated.
  • From noon to 4 pm, it’s the Annual Fall Festival at Five Rivers.
  • Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company is dancing Undercover Playground at a variety of locations. Thanks, Alex, for passing on the details. The planned schedule is: 12:30 pm at Riverfront Park, Broadway, Rensselaer NY (off 9/20 bridge); 1:15 pm at Frear Park, 2701 Lavin Court (off Route 40/Oakwood Avenue); 2:00 pm at Prospect Park, 65 Prospect Park Road, Troy NY (off Route 2); 2:45 pm at Grafton Lakes State Park, 100 Grafton Lakes State Park Way, Grafton NY (Route 2), with a first performance at the Deerfield pavilion, second BONUS performance at Long Beach.
  • Do a special Art Smart project from 1-3 pm at the New York State Museum. There’s a fee for this program, $10/non-member.
  • From 2:30 to 4 pm, kids ages 8 to 13 can do Imaginative Computing for Kids at the Albany Public Library. Call to register.
  • Pottery Barn Kids has a Star Wars Red Carpet Event from 3-5 pm.
  • From 3-8 pm, it’s the Hannaford Hispanic Heritage Celebration at Empire State Plaza.

Sunday, September 18th:


  1. ErinC

    Rexford Fire Station
    1601 Route 146
    Rexford, New York

    Come one, come all to our annual open house! We’ll have all the usual fun and some new participants. Joining us this year will be MacBoston as well as a flu shot clinic, provided by Rite Aid. Yes, there will be a bounce house! Try on some fire gear, shoot a hose, get your face painted. See you there.

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