Events

Here is this week’s KidsOutAndAbout newsletter.

Sun, Jun 16: Dad Fest at Washington Park Now in its fifth year, Dad Fest is the City of Albany’s celebration of all the fantastic fathers out there. Featuring our newly added Classic Car Show, live music, great food, vendors, kids’ activities and more family fun, Dad Fest is a chance for the whole family to kick back and enjoy an early summer afternoon at one of the Capital Region’s most picturesque parks, surrounded by good folks, good tunes and good times. Of course, you don’t have to be a dad to enjoy Dad Fest – this event offers a little fun for everyone.

Sun, Jun 16: Dads Ride FREE on Father's Day! at Playland Amusement Park June 16th- Dads Ride Free! $20 Rides Admission for everyone else.

Sun, Jun 16: Father's Day at Old Sturbridge Village! at Old Sturbridge Village All dads enjoy FREE admission to Old Sturbridge Village on Father’s Day. It is the perfect way to treat your own dad to a day of New England history and tradition. See a tinner, blacksmith, and shoemaker at work, watch gristmill and sawmill demonstrations, and more. Looking for the perfect Father’s Day gift? Give the gift of an Old Sturbridge Village membership to the fathers, uncles, grandfathers, or other special men in your life. Call 508-347-0294, visit the Visitor Center, or go online here to give the gift of membership!

Sun, Jun 16: Tri-City ValleyCats vs. Staten Island Yankees with Fireworks! at Tri-City ValleyCats Opening Night! Father’s Day! The ValleyCats begin their 2019 home schedule on Father’s Day, with a special start time of 6:00pm. Prior to the game, the ‘Cats will unveil their 2018 New York-Penn League championship banner!

Sun, Jun 16: Fathers Day Herp Hike at Landis Arboretum Herps are the amphibians and reptiles. Drag dad out for a hike down to the pond and through the woods looking for frogs, toads, salamanders, snakes, and turtles.

Sun, Jun 16: HAPPY FATHER’S DAY- DADS PAINT FOR $10 DURING OPEN STUDIO TODAY! at Art in Mind Creative Wellness Studio Dad’s paint for $10 today during Open Studio. Come out and paint with your dad!

Sun, Jun 16: Father’s Day Giveaway – Colonie Center Shopping Mall at Colonie Center Shopping Mall Want to win a FREE stay at The Landing Hotel for Father’s Day?

Sun, Jun 16: Dads play FREE* at Mountain Ridge Adventure on Father's Day. at Mountain Ridge Adventure Treetop Challenge Course & Zip Line Park Give him a Father’s Day to remember forever. Dad’s of all ages play free. For those who know about our Park know that Father’s Day is very special to us as it is also Mountain Ridge Adventure’s birthday so come on out to celebrate not only Father’s Day but a birthday.

Sun, Jun 16: Father's Day Special! at FunPlex Fun Park Treat Dad to something he’ll really enjoy this Father’s Day Weekend – a trip to Funplex Funpark in East Greenbush! Dad’s who visit Funplex with their child receive 1 FREE GAME OF MINI GOLF, 1 FREE GO-KART RIDE AND 1 FREE SMALL ICE CREAM CONE!!! Offer valid 6/14- 6/16. Visit www.funplexfunpark.com for the coupon and more information or call 518-477-2651.

Sun, Jun 16: Sunny Sundays at miSci (formerly Schenectady Museum) & Suits-Bueche Planetarium Educators from the Dudley Observatory at miSci will operate our 14inch telescope inside the roll-top roof observatory, allowing visitors to safely look at the sun and search for sunspots.

Mon, Jun 17: Tri-City ValleyCats vs. Staten Island Yankees at Tri-City ValleyCats Championship Celebration! The ValleyCats 2018 championship celebration continues! | Presented By Rensselaer County Department of Health. Replica Championship Ring Giveaway! The first 1,500 fans will receive a replica of the ValleyCats 2018 New York-Penn League championship ring!

Tue, Jun 18: Afternoon Book Club, "Contagious: Why Things Catch On," by Jonah Berger at Castleton Public Library Join us the third Tuesday of each month for a book discussion! Books available at the front desk. This month’s selection is “Contagious: Why Things Catch On,” by Jonah Berger.

Tue, Jun 18: Reptile Adventure! at Mud Creek Environmental Learning Center Please join us at Mud Creek Environmental Learning Center for a night about reptiles!

Tue, Jun 18: Tween/Teen Art Night: Braided Leather Cuffs at Troy Public Library Learn how to create braided leather cuffs and bracelets using suede ad leather cords. All materials provided. Kids and teens ages 8+. Registration is required.

Wed, Jun 19: Scotia-Glenville High School Jazz Band & Jazz Combo: A Free Concert at Freedom Park in Scotia at Freedom Park – Scotia Part of a series of free, family-oriented summer concerts, located near Jumpin’ Jacks and Collins Park

Thu, Jun 20: Learn & Play Storytime at Castleton Public Library Children from birth to age 5 are invited to enjoy stories, rhymes, music, and movement while building their early literacy and motor skills! Join us every Thursday for fun and learning.

Thu, Jun 20: Freedom Board Art Paint Event at Art in Mind Creative Wellness Studio Freedom Board Art Paint Event 6/20/19 Join us at our Glenville, NY Paint and Sip Art Studio (just 20 minutes from Saratoga) for a fun night creating a unique project! *Making reservations for classes at least 24 hours in advance is highly recommended to ensure you will have a seat. It will also enable our staff to be prepared to give you the best experience! Walk-ins and late registrations may be available at the studio’s discretion, though we cannot guarantee a spot after the 24 hour deadli

Thu, Jun 20: Brick Builders at Troy Public Library Children ages 4 & up will have the opportunity to get creative and build anything they can imagine with LOTS of Legos. No registration required. No outside pieces please.

Fri, Jun 21: Movies Under the Stars: Mary Poppins at College of St. Rose Movies Under Stars presents Mary Poppins! Live music and family activities will begin at 7:30 pm, and there will also be snacks, drinks, and fun for the family before the movie plays at 8:30 pm. Bring a blanket or lawn chairs and get there early to get a great spot! Live Music from South Allen!

Fri, Jun 21: Tri-City ValleyCats vs. Vermont Lake Monsters at Joe Bruno Stadium Baseball Hall of Fame Night! Cooperstown comes to The Joe for Baseball Hall of Fame Night! Youth Baseball Night! The ValleyCats will recognize youth baseball leagues from across the Capital Region, while also celebrating the work of the 4 in 24 youth field renovation project. | Presented By Hannaford Supermarkets & BlueShield of Northeastern New York

Fri, Jun 21: Bridge Club at Castleton Public Library Come play bridge with us! Geared toward beginners and players who need a refresher.

Fri, Jun 21: Live at Landis 2019 Full Moon Music Series at Landis Arboretum Live at Landis 2019 Full Moon Music Series Tonight’s performers: SEAN ROWE These events are made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the NYS Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by the Greene County Council on the Arts.

Fri, Jun 21: Almond Blossom Family Paint Event at Art in Mind Creative Wellness Studio Almond Blossom Family Paint Event 6/21/19 Join us at our Glenville, NY Paint and Sip Art Studio (just 25 minutes from Saratoga) for a fun class creating a unique project! *PLEASE NOTE: WE WILL BE AT OUR NEW LOCATION FOR THIS EVENT: 123 SARATOGA RD, GLENVILLE (in SOCHA PLAZA next door to Ruggiero’s Pizza

Fri, Jun 21: Baby & Me Yoga at The Bundle Store (Ballston Spa) No child care, no problem! Bring your baby to yoga with you.

Sat, Jun 22: Biking Along the Boulevard in Niskayuna at Niskayuna, Town of Bike Rodeo, Live Music, Free Stewart’s Ice Cream, Refreshments, Free Bike Maintenance by the Niskayuna Mountain Bike Team, Giveaways, CDPHP Cycle! Loaner Bikes, Group Rides on Proposed Bike Lane, and More. Promoting safety among drivers and bicyclists, fostering connectivity and physical fitness, and encouraging the use and creation of bike lanes. Don’t Miss The Helmet Giveaway at 10:30 am. Originally planned for Grand Boulevard, this is now being held at Dexter Avenue, which is the street between Van Antwerp MS and VA’s athletic fields.

Sat, Jun 22: Tri-City ValleyCats vs. Vermont Lake Monsters with Fireworks! at Joe Bruno Stadium Circle of Life Night! Postgame Fireworks!! Presented By Price Chopper / Market 32

Sat, Jun 22: Shibori Fabric Dyeing Class at Landis Arboretum Shibori is an ancient Japanese way to dye patterns on cloth using folding techniques to keep the dye from saturating all the fibers, thus revealing a pleasing number of patterns. Appropriate for ages 12 and up.

Sat, Jun 22: Sun Celebration at Thacher Nature Center at Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center & Thacher State Park It’s time for fun in the sun!

Sat, Jun 22: Starry Night Paint Event at Art in Mind Creative Wellness Studio Starry Night Paint Event 6/22/19 Join us at our Glenville, NY Paint and Sip Art Studio (just 25 minutes from Saratoga) for a fun night creating a unique project! *PLEASE NOTE: WE WILL BE AT OUR NEW LOCATION FOR THIS EVENT: 123 SARATOGA RD, GLENVILLE (in SOCHA PLAZA next door to Ruggiero’s Pizza

Sat, Jun 22: 2096: Classic/Contemporary Rock. A Free Concert at Freedom Park in Scotia at Freedom Park – Scotia Part of a series of free, family-oriented summer concerts, located near Jumpin’ Jacks and Collins Park

Sat, Jun 22: Celebrate Pollinator Week w/ the Garden Goddess at Garden Goddess Sense and Sustainability Family Friendly event for kids to learn about pollinators and how families can design and plant a pollinator friendly garden with “plants that will work” in our region.

Sat, Jun 22: Sun Celebration at Thacher Nature Center at Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center & Thacher State Park It’s time for fun in the sun!

Sun, Jun 23: Tri-City ValleyCats vs. Vermont Lake Monsters at Joe Bruno Stadium Bark in the Park! Bring your dog to The Joe! Sunday Funday! Join us early for our Sunday Funday festivities! 3:30pm players read a book to the kids in attendance, who will receive a copy courtesy of the Kiwanis Club of Troy. At 4:00pm there is a pregame catch on the field, and postgame kids can run the bases and get autographs!

Sun, Jun 23: Explore a Bog at Thacher Nature Center at Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center & Thacher State Park What is the nature of a bog?

Sun, Jun 23: SUNY Schenectady Jazz Faculty Combo: A Free Concert at Freedom Park in Scotia at Freedom Park – Scotia Part of a series of free, family-oriented summer concerts, located near Jumpin’ Jacks and Collins Park

Sun, Jun 23: Sweet Bee’s Honey Festival & Artisan Market @ Museum Village at Museum Village At Sweet Bee’s Honey Festival & Artisan Market, you will enjoy a wide variety of honeys, baked goods, chocolates, craft beverages (wines, meads, spirits and ciders), cheeses and other gourmet products, as well as a variety of handmade crafts. Step back into the 19th-century, as you explore all of Museum Village. Listen to live country music and enjoy family-friendly activities including face painting and old-fashioned games such as potato sack races and bean bag toss. There will even be a horse-drawn Conestoga wagon ride! Enjoy tastings and sales of honeys, gourmet foods & craft beverages, plus great entertainment and educational programming. Vendors, schedules and entertainment are subject to change without notice. Please note: food and beverage products at Sweet Bee’s Honey Festival may contain common allergens such as wheat, soy, peanuts, tree nuts, dairy, etc. If you have food allergies, consult your healthcare professional before purchasing tickets and attending the event. Also, honey products should not be given to children under 1 year of age.

Sun, Jun 23: Morning On The Farm at Into the Woods Farm Come and join us here in the woods at Into The Woods Farm for a late morning of farm experiences from hanging with the herd of Nigerian Dwarf Goats to collecting eggs from our various chickens. Take a look around, meet our animals, ask questions, and learn more about our programs and who we are. Wild Walk With The Goats event is scheduled for 12:00 following the farm for those interested. $25 per person and children 4 and under are free.

Sun, Jun 23: A Midsummer Night's Dream at Prospect Park in Troy One of Shakespeare’s earlier plays, A Midsummer Night’s Dream has all the trappings of early modern Elizabethan theatre replete with singing, dancing, combat, mysticism, history, and of course – some of the most beautiful storytelling ever written.

Mon, Jun 24: Pre-K Nature Hour at Camp Saratoga at Camp Saratoga, Parking Lot 1 This monthly program is for our youngest explorers (ages 3-6 years old) where we use children’s love of nature to teach simple concepts.

Tue, Jun 25: Summer Teen Volunteer Sign-Up at Castleton Public Library Ages 12 and up can volunteer. If you can’t stop by today, that’s ok! Call us at 518-732-0879 or email youthservices@castletonpubliclibrary.org for an application.

Wed, Jun 26: Capital District Youth Pipe Band–Free Concert at Freedom Park in Scotia at Freedom Park, Collins Park, & Quinlan Park in Scotia-Glenville ( Mohawk Avenue/Schonowee Avenue ) Part of a series of free, family-oriented summer concerts, located near Jumpin’ Jacks and Collins Park

Wed, Jun 26: Fitness Program at Colonie Center at Colonie Center Shopping Mall Come to Colonie for one of our monthly fitness programs!

Wed, Jun 26: Summer Reading Program Kickoff Party at Castleton Public Library School is out and Summer Reading is in! Sign up for our Summer Reading Program and enjoy some free ice cream. Can’t make it to the party? You can sign up for SRP all summer long!

Wed, Jun 26: Tiki Torch Wine Bottle at the Saratoga Winery! at Art in Mind Creative Wellness Studio Tiki Torch Wine Bottle at the Saratoga Winery! 6/26/19 6:00pm Join us at the Saratoga Winery (462 Route 29 Saratoga Springs, NY 12866) for a fun evening creating a unique project with Art in Mind. We will be painting / creating WINE BOTTLE TIKI TORCHES! Limited Space

Wed, Jun 26: Family Concert & Stories with James Bruchac at Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library All ages are welcome to this interactive Summer Reading Kickoff celebration!

Thu, Jun 27: Restaurant Storytime at Castleton Public Library Join us at the library to read a story about restaurants, then we’ll walk down to Cherrybrook Café to meet a restaurant owner and learn about how a restaurant works!

Thu, Jun 27: Make a Bookmark! at Castleton Public Library Get ready for a summer full of exciting reading by decorating your own bookmark!

Thu, Jun 27: Teen Time: Record-Breaking Challenges at Castleton Public Library Have you ever wondered if you could break a world record? Join us to attempt fun challenges for prizes (even if you don’t break a record!). For teens entering 6th-12th grades in the fall.

Thu, Jun 27: Summer Reading Challenge Sign Up at Troy Public Library Troy Public Library Summer Reading Challenge starts today. Children and teens can get a free book just for signing up, plus prizes all summer long! Drop by or register online. June 27th-Aug 15th.

Thu, Jun 27: Space Out STEAM Activities: Moon & Stars at Troy Public Library To celebrate the start of our Summer Readin Challenge, children ages 4 & up are invited to a drop in program with Moon & Stars STEAM activities. No registration required.

Fri, Jun 28: Movies Under the Stars: The LEGO Movie 2 at Sage College Movies Under Stars presents The LEGO Movie 2! Live music and family activities will begin at 7:30 pm, and there will also be snacks, drinks, and fun for the family before the movie plays at 8:30 pm. Bring a blanket or lawn chairs and get there early to get a great spot! Live Music Justin Clark!

Fri, Jun 28: Tri-City ValleyCats vs. Aberdeen IronBirds with Fireworks! at Joe Bruno Stadium MiLB Pride! Celebrate equality and inclusion on MiLB Pride Night at The Joe!

Fri, Jun 28: Early Literacy Playtime at Castleton Public Library Playing is learning! With a variety of age-appropriate toys and blocks provided, this drop-in playtime is designed for children ages birth to 5 to strengthen their early literacy skills while playing with caregivers & friends.

Fri, Jun 28: Pool Noodle Obstacle Course at Castleton Public Library Join us for an obstacle course full of fun! Jump, crawl, dodge, and throw all through a course made of pool noodles. Bring your friends and see who can be the champ.

Fri, Jun 28: CPL @Castleton-on-Hudson Farmers and Artisans Market at Castleton Public Library Location: Intersection of Scott Avenue and Main Street, Castleton, NY 12033 Come visit our table at the Farmers Market! We’ll have a fun craft and LEGOs for the kids.

Fri, Jun 28: ADK Lights Paint Event at Art in Mind Creative Wellness Studio ADK Lights Paint Event 6/28/19 Join us at our Glenville, NY Paint and Sip Art Studio (just 25 minutes from Saratoga) for a fun night creating a unique project! *PLEASE NOTE: WE WILL BE AT OUR NEW LOCATION FOR THIS EVENT: 123 SARATOGA RD, GLENVILLE (in SOCHA PLAZA next door to Ruggiero’s Pizza

Fri, Jun 28: City Beat ~ rock *Fireworks Night* ~ Free Concert at Freedom Park in Scotia at Freedom Park, Collins Park, & Quinlan Park in Scotia-Glenville ( Mohawk Avenue/Schonowee Avenue ) Water ski show at 7 pm, concert at 8 pm, fireworks at dark. Part of a series of free, family-oriented summer concerts, located near Jumpin’ Jacks and Collins Park

Sat, Jun 29: My Way Matinee – Colonie Center Shopping Mall at Colonie Center Shopping Mall Sensory-friendly movie screening with lower sound and more lighting.

Sat, Jun 29: Tri-City ValleyCats vs. Aberdeen IronBirds at Joe Bruno Stadium Medieval Times! Cheer on your favorite ValleyCats knight as they compete in on-field activities to win a prize for a certain section of the ballpark! Hops & Hits! Special ticket package consisting of dinner and a craft beer tasting! Details to be released soon.

Sat, Jun 29: All-Ages Book Signing – "The Dog in the Dentist’s Chair: And Other True Stories of Animals Who Help, Comfort, & Love Kids" at Castleton Public Library Join us for a signing of Peggy Frezon’s book The Dog in the Dentist’s Chair, and meet some of the animals featured in the book! Copies of the book will also be available for purchase from the author.

Sat, Jun 29: Salamander Search at Thacher Park at Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center & Thacher State Park The streams of Thacher Park are excellent habitats to look for salamanders!

Sat, Jun 29: Summer Reading Launch at Rensselaer Public Library Space Launch! Visit “Space Station Rensselaer” to start the summer right!

Sat, Jun 29: A Bit of Flair Paint Event at Art in Mind Creative Wellness Studio A Bit of Flair Paint Event 6/29/19 Join us at our Glenville, NY Paint and Sip Art Studio (just 25 minutes from Saratoga) for a fun night creating a unique project! *PLEASE NOTE: WE WILL BE AT OUR NEW LOCATION FOR THIS EVENT: 123 SARATOGA RD, GLENVILLE (in SOCHA PLAZA next door to Ruggiero’s Pizza

Sat, Jun 29: The Grand Summer Carnival at The Grand Rehabilitation and Nursing at Guilderland Come join us for an afternoon of summer fun, including pony rides, baby animals, bouncy house, carnival games, snacks and drinks, and more!

Sat, Jun 29: Valley Cats Visit at The William K. Sanford Town Library/Colonie Town Library Baseball players and Mascot South Paw visit the library!

Sat, Jun 29: A Midsummer Night's Dream at Riverlink Park in Amsterdam, NY One of Shakespeare’s earlier plays, A Midsummer Night’s Dream has all the trappings of early modern Elizabethan theatre replete with singing, dancing, combat, mysticism, history, and of course – some of the most beautiful storytelling ever written.

Sat, Jun 29: Connecting Children to Nature: Alphabet of the Trees at John B. Staalesen Vanderheyden Preserve Calling all young naturalists! Discover the trees and water of Staalesen Preserve in Troy, NY using all five senses.

Sun, Jun 30: Music Company Orchestra–Free Concert at Freedom Park in Scotia at Freedom Park, Collins Park, & Quinlan Park in Scotia-Glenville ( Mohawk Avenue/Schonowee Avenue ) Part of a series of free, family-oriented summer concerts, located near Jumpin’ Jacks and Collins Park

Sun, Jun 30: Sunday Funday Diving Clinic at Union College Come try out the Olympic sport of Springboard diving in a safe and fun environment.

Sun, Jun 30: Tri-City ValleyCats vs. Aberdeen IronBirds at Joe Bruno Stadium Dollar Dog Night! Hot diggity dog! Enjoy $1 hot dogs while supplies last! | Presented By Sabrett! Sunday Funday! Join us early for our Sunday Funday festivities! 3:30pm players read a book to the kids in attendance, who will receive a copy courtesy of the Kiwanis Club of Troy. At 4:00pm there is a pregame catch on the field, and postgame kids can run the bases and get autographs!

Sun, Jun 30: Upper Catskill String Quartet at Landis Arboretum This year’s program features the music of George Gershwin, tracing his career from the early “rags” through his later successes in concerto, opera, and chamber music – and, of course, show tunes.

Sun, Jun 30: Upper Catskill String Quartet at Landis Arboretum This year’s program features the music of George Gershwin, tracing his career from the early “rags” through his later successes in concerto, opera, and chamber music – and, of course, show tunes.

Sun, Jun 30: The Big Bounce – Albany at Ellms Family Farm The Big Bounce America is 10,000 square feet of full-on inflatable fun. It’s a crazy, action-packed fun day out suitable for all the family featuring the world’s largest bounce house alongside a host of amazing inflatable attractions. With every bounce there’s a whole new experience to be shared and down every slide a new adventure for you, your friends and your family to be a part of. We’re proud to have created a thrilling and memorable event that appeals to families, teenagers and grown ups looking for an escape from adulting. So what are you waiting for? Sneakers off, party on!

Thu, Jul 11: Tri-City ValleyCats vs. State College Spikes with Fireworks! at Joe Bruno Stadium Field of Dreams Night! We commemorate the 30th anniversary of this classic baseball film! Postgame Fireworks!! Presented By Price Chopper / Market 32

Thu, Jul 11: Music Storytime at Castleton Public Library Join us for a special storytime with local musician Kevin Haran! All ages welcome.

Thu, Jul 11: Build with Keva Planks at Castleton Public Library Want to build something cool? Drop in and make a tower or other exciting structure out of Keva Planks!

Thu, Jul 11: Teen Time: Sharpie Tie Dye at Castleton Public Library Stop by for simple, fun tie-dyeing with Sharpies! Bring your own t-shirt or other item. For teens going into 6th-12th grades in fall.

Thu, Jul 11: Barker Park: Space Carnival at Barker Park in Troy FREE – Join us for an out-of-this world Space Carnival! Make a UFO at our craft station, dance to our space themed playlist, and snap a picture in our photo booth, complete with planet and star props. Face painting, games, books, and so much more – join us for this exciting kick-off to the series!

Thu, Jul 11: Dinoman: Solar System at Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library Drop-in family program. Recommended for children ages four and up with an adult.

Thu, Jul 11: Space Out STEAM Activities: Rockets at Troy Public Library Hands on Rocket activities and crafts for kids. All ages. No registration required.

Thu, Jul 11: What's the Scoop?-Lansingburgh Branch at Troy Public Library Lansingburgh Branch Learn how to make your own icecream and enjoy some of this sweet treat. For kids ages 5 and up. Presented by the Children’s Museum of Science and Technology. Located at the Lansingburgh Branch.

Fri, Jul 12: Schenectady County Summer Night at Schenectady County The Schenectady County Legislature proudly announces Smash Mouth will headline Schenectady County SummerNight 2019. This FREE summer family-friendly block party, with support from our presenting sponsors Rivers Casino & Resort, Times Union, and Saratoga Eagle in partnership with B95.5, will be held on Friday July 12, from 5:00pm until 10:00pm in Downtown Schenectady (on State Street between Broadway and Barrett Street and on the Jay Street Pedestrian Mall) – right in the heart of the city’s revitalized and exciting downtown. “The Capital Region’s biggest summer block party just keeps getting bigger and better,” said Cathy Gatta, Chair of the Legislature’s Committee on Tourism, Arts and Special Events. “Smash Mouth continues our tradition of bringing big name talent to our rejuvenated downtown, and all for free! So we invite all of our residents and visitors from around the region to come to SummerNight for a fun-filled evening of great music, food, and fun.” This year’s celebration will feature live musical performances, games, and great food. The GE Main Stage on State Street will rock throughout the evening with the sounds of Schenectady County’s 2017 and 2018 Battle of the Bands winners Bendt and Hasty Page. Closing out the show will be Grammy Nominated and Multi-Platinum selling rock band Smash Mouth, followed by the grand finale Price Chopper & Market 32 fireworks. Additional musical performances on the WEQX Stage will be Joe Mansman and the Midnight Revival Bank, Sly Fox and the Hustlers, and Honey Suckle Vine.

Fri, Jul 12: Community Drum Circle at Landis Arboretum A drum circle is any group of people in a circle playing hand-drums and percussion. It can range in size from a handful of players to thousands of participants. Our drum circle is not focused on ethnic drumming but rather drumming created by folks of all ages who have come together to have a little fun. Anyone can drum, including those who have never drummed — don’t worry: we will teach you.

Fri, Jul 12: Tri-City ValleyCats vs. State College Spikes at Joe Bruno Stadium Wizard Night! A night of magical witchcraft and wizardry fun! Softball Night! We recognize softball leagues throughout the Capital Region!

Fri, Jul 12: Legomania! at Castleton Public Library We’ll have our big Lego bins out for this build-a-thon! Come make something awesome! Recommended for ages 3 and up.

Fri, Jul 12: Family Movie Night: Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase at Castleton Public Library All ages are welcome at our Family Movie Night! This month’s feature is “Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase” (PG). Held Upstairs.

Fri, Jul 12: Lollipops Children's Shop- Hosting Silhouette Artist, Erik Johnson at Lollipops Children’s Shop- Latham, NY Lollipops Children’s Shop will be hosting artist Erik Johnson a highly skilled, 3rd generation silhouette artist, who learned the craft from his father. Within minutes, Erik hand cuts each silhouette just by lookining at the subjects profile. When he’s done you’ll have an amazing keepsake silhouette of your child. Silhouettes make great gifts!

Fri, Jul 12: Tour the Niskayuna Co-Op Nursery School at Niskayuna Cooperative Nursery School Is play-based preschool right for your 3-year-old? Tour the preschool with your child, meet the teacher, and see what play-based school is all about! Potty-training is NOT required.

Sat, Jul 13: Kids Day at the Plaza Presented by MVP Health Care at Empire State Plaza It’s all about the kids with balloons, face painting, bounce rides, magic shows, a Touch-a-Truck display, the Two by Two Zoo, and more. On the main stage, join Jay, Kumi and Crick of the Beat Bugs, for a fun singalong featuring songs made famous by The Beatles.

Sat, Jul 13: American Girl Day at Clermont at Friends of Clermont Bring your favorite 18-inch-tall fashion doll for a fun, history filled adventure at Clermont! American Girl fans and their grownups will go on a special tour of the mansion, meet dolls styled to represent real girls who lived at Clermont, enjoy a tea party, and make doll sized crafts. This program is for children ages 5 and up and children must be accompanied by an adult. Space is limited and reservations are required—don’t miss your chance to participate in this great new event at the mansion!

Sat, Jul 13: Modernism at the Woodstock Art Colony at New York State Museum Come learn how the artists from the Woodstock Colony incorporated these new and exciting styles into their own works and try them out for yourself while creating your own art.

Sat, Jul 13: Three Quarter North ~ Bluegrass: A Free Concert at Freedom Park in Scotia at Freedom Park – Scotia Part of a series of free, family-oriented summer concerts, located near Jumpin’ Jacks and Collins Park

Sat, Jul 13: Creative Writing Games at Castleton Public Library Do you like to write? Kids & teens ages 8-18 are invited to join this fun, interactive writing session!

Sat, Jul 13: Connect with Nature! Nature Journaling! at Mud Creek Environmental Learning Center Come to Mud Creek ELC for a family friendly nature journaling event!

Sat, Jul 13: Family Movie Night at Woodlawn Park – Feature: A Dog's Way Home at Woodlawn Park Saturday, July 13th ~ 8 PM ~ A Free Outdoor Movie Event Under the Stars! Door Prizes and Give-Aways for children. Pizza, Popcorn and Beverages provided.

Sun, Jul 14: Eribeth Chamber Players ~ String Quartet: Free Concert at Freedom Park in Scotia at Freedom Park – Scotia Part of a series of free, family-oriented summer concerts, located near Jumpin’ Jacks and Collins Park

Sun, Jul 14: Hansel and Gretel presented by Opera Saratoga at Spa Little Theater Sung in German with English Supertitles The classic fairy tale comes alive anew in this remarkable production for the whole family. Join us as Hansel and Gretel venture out into the forest, where they come upon an irresistible gingerbread house and its owner, a very hungry wicked witch who cooks up plans to turn the kids into her own tasty treats! Hansel and Gretel returns to Opera Saratoga for the first time in 29 years in a boundary-breaking production by the Chicago-based theater company Manual Cinema, originally created for La Monnaie in Brussels. Manual Cinema combines handmade shadow puppetry and cinematic techniques to create immersive visual stories for stage and screen. Using vintage overhead projectors, puppets, actors, and live feed cameras, Manual Cinema’s production of Hansel and Gretel is a remarkable hybrid between attending the cinema and the opera. Opera Saratoga presents the East Coast premiere of this truly unique version of one of the most beloved operas in the repertoire, featuring members of Opera Saratoga’s internationally acclaimed Young Artist Program in all of the principal roles, with a guest appearance by members of the Children’s Chorus of the Glens Falls Symphony. This production is suitable for all audiences and is ideal for families!

Mon, Jul 15: Candy Sushi at Castleton Public Library Unleash your inner sushi chef by crafting candy into edible works of art! Recommended for ages 9 and up.

Mon, Jul 15: Reptile Adventure! @Woodlawn Branch, Schenectady Public Library at Schenectady County Public Library Join presenter Jessica Shea for an hands-on presentation with live reptiles including tortoise, lizards, and snakes!

Mon, Jul 15: Beat The Heat at FunPlex Fun Park Stay cool by enjoying half price Bumper Boats and Water Wars (2 teams catapulting water balloons at each other!). Visit www.funplexfunpark.com for the coupon and more information. Limit 5 total per family.

Tue, Jul 16: Sing – Free Summer Movie at Palace Theatre Doors Open at NOON for Fun & Activities / Movie Begins at 1PM

Tue, Jul 16: Afternoon Book Club – "Frankenstein" at Castleton Public Library Join us the third Tuesday of each month for a book discussion! July’s book is “Frankenstein,” by Mary Shelley. Books available at front desk. For adults.

Tue, Jul 16: Cool Science: Glowing and Exploding Art! at Castleton Public Library Join us at the library to learn about chemical reactions and make special glow-in-the-dark art!

Tue, Jul 16: Heldeberg Marionettes-The Prince Swan at Troy Public Library The Heldeberg Marionettes will be presenting their puppet show The Prince Swan, performed with hand crafted puppets. For kids ages 3 and up. Children under 7 must be accompanied by caregiver. No registration required.

Wed, Jul 17: Screaming Orphans: A Free Concert at Freedom Park in Scotia at Freedom Park – Scotia Part of a series of free, family-oriented summer concerts, located near Jumpin’ Jacks and Collins Park

Wed, Jul 17: Tri-City ValleyCats vs. Lowell Spinners with Fireworks! at Joe Bruno Stadium Heroes Night! A night of superheroes & community heroes! Postgame Fireworks!! Presented By Price Chopper / Market 32

Wed, Jul 17: Babywearing Stay and Play at King of Kings Lutheran Church Learn about babywearing, try on carriers from our lending library, and then stay for a play date. We will be meeting at a church with a large activity center and a large open field for playing. We are family friendly and encourage siblings and older children join in the fun for the summer.

Wed, Jul 17: Crafternoon at Castleton Public Library We have lots of craft supplies – bring your imagination and make something awesome!

Wed, Jul 17: Reptile Adventure at Castleton Public Library Meet live tortoises, lizards, and snakes! Participants will get the opportunity to touch and hold some animals, and they’ll be able to watch animals eat fruit & eggs. We’ll also discuss ecology, adaptations, and invasive species. Funding for this event provided by Stewart’s Shops Holiday Match Program.

Wed, Jul 17: Karner Blue Butterfly Walks At the Old Gick Farm Trail at Old Gick Farm Trail Head off of Route 50 Come on a butterfly-seeking walk with us! We will be looking for adults that are searching for nectar and mates in the open pine/oak savannah meadows.

Wed, Jul 17: Karner Blue Butterfly Walks At the Old Gick Farm Trail at Old Gick Farm Trail Head off of Route 50 Come on a butterfly-seeking walk with us! We will be looking for adults that are searching for nectar and mates in the open pine/oak savannah meadows.

Wed, Jul 17: Space Out STEAM Activities: Space Unicorns at Troy Public Library Hands on space and unicorn themed activities and crafts at the library. All ages. Children under 7 must be accompanied by a caregiver.

Thu, Jul 18: Tri-City ValleyCats vs. Lowell Spinners at Joe Bruno Stadium Veterans Night!

Thu, Jul 18: Meet a Policeman Storytime at Castleton Public Library We’ll read a book about police officers, and then get to meet a real-life police officer and see his police car! All ages.

Thu, Jul 18: Water Balloon Baseball at Castleton Public Library Beat the heat with this exciting version of baseball using water balloons — be prepared to get wet! Ages 7 and up.

Thu, Jul 18: Barker Park: Andy the Music Man at Barker Park in Troy Andy “The Music Man” Morse is a popular children’s musician renowned for the special way he connects with his audiences. A talented guitarist, mandolin player and songwriter, Andy mingles traditional and original songs and novelty, delighting and involving kids through sing-a-longs, dancing, play-acting and storytelling.

Thu, Jul 18: Out of this World-Lansingburgh Branch at Troy Public Library Lansingburgh Branch Learn about the constellations in our sky and try to defy gravity in our space program, presented by CMOST. For kids ages 5-11. No registration required. Located at the Lansingburgh Branch.

Fri, Jul 19: Tri-City ValleyCats vs. Lowell Spinners with Fireworks! at Joe Bruno Stadium Public Safety Awareness Night! Learn many different ways to stay safe by visiting vendors along our concourse! | Presented By National Grid Faith & Family Night! Enjoy fellowship with family and friends. Call us to inquire how you can be part of our pre-game festivities. Postgame Fireworks!! Presented By Price Chopper / Market 32

Fri, Jul 19: Live at Landis 2019 Full Moon Music Series at Landis Arboretum Tonight’s performers: THE HOP CITY HELL CATS These events are made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the NYS Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by the Greene County Council on the Arts.

Fri, Jul 19: Recycled Art: Magazine Collages at Castleton Public Library Create a one-of-a-kind collage using pictures, patterns, and words from magazines!

Fri, Jul 19: Exciting Eyes at Albany Institute of History and Art Join us to admire striking eyes in artwork on view and draw your own eyes which can be used to create a dynamic necklace pendant!

Sat, Jul 20: Praise in the Park ~ Christian rock: A Free Concert at Freedom Park in Scotia at Freedom Park – Scotia Part of a series of free, family-oriented summer concerts, located near Jumpin’ Jacks and Collins Park

Sat, Jul 20: Mountaintop Yoga Class at Gore Mountain Gentle Yoga & Vinyasa Power 1-hour class, Scenic Skyride Included!

Sat, Jul 20: Mettawee River Theater Company: “The Ringdove” at Landis Arboretum The Mettawee River Theater Company, founded in 1975, creates original theater productions that incorporate masks, giant figures, puppets, and other visual elements with live music, movement, and text. Its productions are drawn from the myths, legends, and folklore of the world’s diverse cultures. This year’s offering, “The Ringdove,” is based on “The Panchatantra,” a collection of allegorical tales from ancient India.

Sat, Jul 20: Dragonflies and Damselflies at Landis Arboretum Dragonflies love hot summer days! You will learn what to look for, how to tell dragonflies from damselflies, how to recognize habitat preferences, and how to capture and identify using a field guide.

Sat, Jul 20: Make With Me Princess Tree Class at The Pottery Place- Albany, NY This class is for an Adult and a Child to paint an adorable “Princess Tree” together that you can keep out year round!

Sat, Jul 20: Silent Disco – Colonie Center Shopping Mall at Colonie Center Shopping Mall Rock out to the Silent Disco (headphone rental required), AND get a free show from In Real Life at Center Court in Colonie Center on Saturday, July 20th starting at 7pm!!

Sat, Jul 20: Mr. Twisty's Super Silly Magical Show at Firemen’s Association of the State of New York Museum of Firefighting Spend a magical and silly morning, on July 20th at 10:30am at the FASNY Museum of Firefighting, with Mr. Twisty and his sidekick, Izzy the dog!

Sat, Jul 20: Jingle In The Jungle at Christmas Land Come make an edible ornament for the forest animals and take an Elf Trail Walk to hear a reading of the Night Tree in the Christmas Land Magical Forest. Meet the Forest Animals all the way from the Utica Zoo. Zoo will be there from 1pm to 4pm. Water balloon games, Wood stove pizza, beverage and frozen treat. All of these activities including pizza ,beverage and frozen treat for $15 a child. Kitten angels adoption clinic from 12pm to 4pm. ADULTS DO NOT NEED TICKETS!! TICKETS SOLD AT THE DOOR!!

Sat, Jul 20: Jingle In The Jungle at Christmas Land Summer Fun at Christmas Land on July 20! Meet the Forest Animals from Utica Zoo. Take an Elf Trail Walk. Make an Edible Ornament for Forest Animals. Hear a reading of the Night Tree in the Christmas Land Magical Forest. Feast on wood stove pizza. Water balloon games. Surprise visit by Santa. Meet the Forest Animals all the way from the Utica Zoo.

Sat, Jul 20: Perler Bead Crafts at Castleton Public Library Come make something awesome out of perler beads!

Sat, Jul 20: Lunar Engagement Day – miSci (museum of innovation and science) at miSci (museum of innovation and science) Join us for a fun filled day all about our Moon! We have film screenings, hands-on activities, solar observing and more!

Sat, Jul 20: Justice “Back to School” Fashion Show – Crossgates Mall at Crossgates Mall We are ready for the runway! Join Justice for a fashion show and discover all the latest trends for the new school year.

Sun, Jul 21: Route Fifty 5 ~ brass quintet: A Free Concert at Freedom Park in Scotia at Freedom Park – Scotia Part of a series of free, family-oriented summer concerts, located near Jumpin’ Jacks and Collins Park

Mon, Jul 22: Marble Run Fun at Castleton Public Library Use your imagination to make a maze for a marble to travel through using our special kit. Then drop in a marble and watch it work! Recommended for ages 3 and up.

Mon, Jul 22: Miss Lisa's MusicKids @Woodlawn Branch, Schenectady Public Library at Schenectady County Public Library Rock out with songs, instruments and movement at the library with Miss Lisa!

Tue, Jul 23: Finding Nemo – Free Summer Movie at Palace Theatre Doors Open at NOON for Fun & Activities / Movie Begins at 1PM

Tue, Jul 23: Cool Science: Slime! at Castleton Public Library We’ll get messy learning about the science behind slime, then we’ll make some slime to take home!

Tue, Jul 23: Space Out STEAM Activities: Galaxy Rocks at Troy Public Library Hands on Galaxy Rocks themed activities and crafts. All ages. Kids under 7 must be accompanied by a caregiver.

Wed, Jul 24: Refrigerators ~ party rock: A Free Concert at Freedom Park in Scotia at Freedom Park – Scotia Part of a series of free, family-oriented summer concerts, located near Jumpin’ Jacks and Collins Park

Wed, Jul 24: Knock Hockey at Castleton Public Library Bring a friend to the library and play a game of tabletop hockey!

Wed, Jul 24: Color Me Calm: Coloring for Grown-Ups at Castleton Public Library Coloring for adults? Absolutely! It’s a relaxing, stress-relieving, and fun way to spend an hour or two. We’ll also have soothing music and herbal tea to help you unwind.

Wed, Jul 24: Birds of Prey at Troy Public Library Meet and learn about live birds of prey at the library. All ages. No registration required.

Thu, Jul 25: Rock the Block Concert Series at City of Cohoes Free admission to these concerts held on Thursdays from 6:30-8:30 pm in Cohoes.

Thu, Jul 25: Barker Park: Watch Reggie Run – Dave Graham at Barker Park in Troy Formed in 2017 by Dave and his son Luke who has autism, WATCH REGGIE RUN, is named after how they spend their time when not making music (watching Luke’s sister Reggie run in Track and XC meets).

Thu, Jul 25: Space Rocks! at Castleton Public Library Paint your own space rock to take home at this cosmic craft time!

Thu, Jul 25: Meet a Mechanic Storytime at Castleton Public Library We’ll read a story about cars, then walk over to Grant’s Auto and see a real mechanic in action! All ages welcome.

Thu, Jul 25: Teen Time: Clue Mystery Night at Castleton Public Library Join us at the library after closing to solve a mystery in a live-action version of the classic board game Clue. Enjoy snacks and a prize for the winner! For teens going into 6th-12th grades in the fall.

Thu, Jul 25: Space Technology-Lansingburgh Branch at Troy Public Library Lansingburgh Branch Explore space-related technology used on Earth in this program presented by Mad Science. For kids ages 5-11. No registration required. Located at the Lansingburgh Branch.

Fri, Jul 26: FREE Tennis Lessons for Kids and Adults in Albany, Troy, and Schenectady available from 15-Love at 15-LOVE The 15-LOVE program offers free tennis lessons for children ages 4-18, with adult classes offered over the summer. Lessons are offered indoors over the winter (October – April) and outdoors over the summer at numerous locations throughout Albany, Schenectady, Troy and Rensselaer (June – August). Our instructors receive exensive training and act as positive role models for our youth participants. The primary success of the program, in fulfilling our mission of positively impacting the lives of young people, stems from the relationship developed between our instructors and participants. We have an outstanding group of instructors who do an extraordinary job providing encouragement and building self-esteem. Many of our instructors are, themselves, graduates of the program.

Fri, Jul 26: Tri-City ValleyCats vs. Connecticut Tigers at Joe Bruno Stadium Hannaford Helps Fight Hunger! Donate three non-perishable food items and receive a free ticket to this night’s ballgame. If you already have a ticket, you may obtain a voucher to a future game. | Presented By Hannaford Supermarkets

Fri, Jul 26: AAU HOOP: Basketball Fundamentals Summer Camp in Saratoga at Lake Avenue School at AAU HOOP: Basketball Fundamentals Summer Camp in Saratoga at Lake Avenue There will be 2 weeks of summer camps in Saratoga at Lake Avenue School which focus on teaching the basketball fundamentals by doing a wide array of fun and competitive drills. The trainers will provide the necessary feedback to the youth throughout the sessions so they will improve their basketball skill sets. Players will learn the fundamentals in basketball stations, group lecture mini sessions, team practices, and games.

Fri, Jul 26: Pipe Cleaner Crafts at Castleton Public Library Stop by to make a pipe cleaner monster, animal, or any other pipe cleaner craft you can imagine!

Fri, Jul 26: Family Film Friday: Ralph Breaks the Internet at Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library Drop-in family program with children ages 3 and up

Sat, Jul 27: Tri-City ValleyCats vs. Connecticut Tigers with Fireworks! at Joe Bruno Stadium Star Wars Night! May The Force Be With You! Be sure to dress as your favorite Star Wars character!

Sat, Jul 27: Ratboy Jr. ~ Kids Music: A Free Concert at Freedom Park in Scotia at Freedom Park – Scotia Part of a series of free, family-oriented summer concerts, located near Jumpin’ Jacks and Collins Park

Sat, Jul 27: Free Performance in the Park: King Lear at Congress Park in Saratoga Springs SARATOGA SHAKESPEARE COMPANY PRESENTS KING LEAR Free Admission to all performances (Rain at Showtime Cancels Performance)

Sat, Jul 27: Tie Dye at Castleton Public Library Bring plain cotton tees, socks, or other clothing and twist some color into your life!

Sun, Jul 28: KIDZ BOP Live 2019-Saratoga Springs at SPAC — Saratoga Performing Arts Center KIDZ BOP records kid-friendly versions of today’s biggest pop music hits sung by kids, for kids. Over the past 15 years, KIDZ BOP has created the #1 music brand for kids, selling more than 16,000,000 albums. Since 2001, families have welcomed KIDZ BOP into their homes and cars, making KIDZ BOP a fun and safe part of their daily lives. KIDZ BOP is proud to be a part of kids’ music “firsts.” For millions of kids each year, KIDZ BOP is their first introduction to pop music, and for tens of thousands of kids, the KIDZ BOP Kids Live Tour is their first concert experience.

Sun, Jul 28: Disney’s Beauty and the Beast at the Common at Clifton Common Summer musical performed by Clifton Park Not So Common Players at the Clifton Park Commons.

Sun, Jul 28: Tri-City ValleyCats vs. Connecticut Tigers at Joe Bruno Stadium Swishes for Wishes! The ValleyCats have partnered with Make-A-Wish Northeast New York and the Harlem Globetrotters as a fundraiser for Make-A-Wish! The team will be wearing Globetrotters-themed baseball jerseys to be auctioned off during the game. | Presented By Make-A-Wish Northeast New York

Sat, Aug 10: Free Riverlink Concert in Amsterdam at Riverlink Concerts Amsterdam Riverlink Park concerts are free during the summer months on the waterfront of the Mohawk River

Sat, Aug 10: Guided Walk: BEAVER TREE TRAIL at NYS DEC- Five Rivers Environmental Education Center We will take a walk along the Beaver Tree Trail to see what the beavers are up to. We’ll watch for turtles, dragonflies and other critters that share this habitat as we check the status of the beavers’ dam and lodge. Space is limited. Call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291 by Wednesday, July 17 to register. NOTE: Organized groups (scouts, schools, hiking clubs, etc.) are welcome, but are asked to call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291 to register.

Sat, Aug 10: Milkweed and Monarch Conservation at Thacher Nature Center at Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center & Thacher State Park The Monarch Butterfly, one of our most vibrant and recognizable species, is on the decline!

Sat, Aug 10: Family Day at miSci (museum of innovation and science) at miSci (museum of innovation and science) Join miSci for an exciting day of fun for the whole family – special events at the museum, featuring engaging hands-on activities, special STEAM themes, and more!

Sat, Aug 10: The 13th Perennial 5K Forest Run/Walk at Landis Arboretum This race has become a favorite with people who love not only the challenge of the changing elevations, but also the opportunity to take in one of the loveliest places to run (or walk!) in the Eastern United States.

Sat, Aug 10: Dead Ahead NY ~ Grateful Dead Tribute–Free Concert at Freedom Park in Scotia at Freedom Park, Collins Park, & Quinlan Park in Scotia-Glenville ( Mohawk Avenue/Schonowee Avenue ) Part of a series of free, family-oriented summer concerts, located near Jumpin’ Jacks and Collins Park; bring a chair or blanket.

Sat, Aug 10: Crafternoon at Castleton Public Library We have lots of craft supplies – bring your imagination and make something awesome!

Sat, Aug 10: Guided Walk: WOW, IT’S HOT! at NYS DEC- Five Rivers Environmental Education Center Take a stroll along the Service Loop Trail as we talk about how animals keep cool in the summer heat. Did you know vultures poop on their feet? Coyotes use their tongues to cool off. What do snakes do? And hey, we can’t forget the plants! They must do something when they get hot, too. NOTE: Organized groups (scouts, schools, hiking clubs, etc.) are welcome, but are asked to call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291 to register.

Sat, Aug 10: Art Lab at University Art Museum, University at Albany Art Lab is a Saturday afternoon program that offers free hands-on, interactive art projects to students, community members, artists, and non-artists of all ages. Part of the University Art Museum’s commitment to engaging diverse audiences in all its exhibitions and public programs, the Art Lab series is designed to coincide with exhibitions on view at the Museum. Each Art Lab project is based on the work of artists included in the exhibition.

Sat, Aug 10: HMT Presents ONCE ON THIS ISLAND JR. at The Dee Sarno Theater, Saratoga Arts Adapted from the celebrated Broadway musical, this rousing Calypso-flavored tale follows one small girl who finds love in a world of prejudice. Home Made Theater’s Youth Musical Theater Conservatory program presents Once on This Island Jr. With its poignant story and catchy Calypso-flavored score, Once on This Island Jr. is a highly original theatrical adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s popular fairy tale, The Little Mermaid, and the Tony Award-nominated Broadway musical by the legendary writing team, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty. This production is appropriate for all ages.

Sat, Aug 10: HMT Presents ONCE ON THIS ISLAND JR. at The Dee Sarno Theater, Saratoga Arts Adapted from the celebrated Broadway musical, this rousing Calypso-flavored tale follows one small girl who finds love in a world of prejudice.

Sat, Aug 10: Wilderness Survival Skills at Grafton at Grafton Lakes State Park Stop by the programming tent between 2:00-3:00 PM on the beach to see if you have what it takes to get through a survival situation. Get familiar with fire building, water purification, and survival structure building strategies.

Sat, Aug 10: A Bit of Flair! – Special Price & Family Friendly! at Art in Mind Creative Wellness Studio A Bit of Flair! – Special Price & Family Friendly! 8/10/19 Join us at our Glenville, NY Paint and Sip Art Studio (just 25 minutes from Saratoga) for a fun night creating a unique project! *ALL PAINT & SIP CANVAS PAINTING CLASSES FOR THIS MONTH ARE FAMILY FRIENDLY AND SPECIALLY PRICED: $30 for night classes & $25 for matinee classes

Sat, Aug 10: Disney ∙ Pixar’s Up in Concert with the Philadelphia Orchestra at SPAC at Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC) Making its SPAC Premiere in Saratoga as part of the film’s 10th anniversary, Disney • Pixar’s Up in Concert will be screened alongside The Philadelphia Orchestra performing its Academy® and Grammy® Award-winning score, live to picture as the second film in SPAC’s popular “Cinema Series.” The Academy Award-winning film features a 78-year-old curmudgeonly balloon salesman as its hero. When he ties thousands of balloons to his house and flies away to the wilds of South America, he finally fulfills his lifelong dream of adventure. But after Carl discovers an 8-year-old stowaway named Russell, this unlikely duo soon finds themselves on a hilarious journey in a lost world filled with danger and surprises. CDPHP Family Nights Come to SPAC at 6 p.m. for family fun including an Instrument Petting Zoo, the Young Performers Circle featuring drumming lessons and dance classes, Workshops on the Lawn with NYCB dancers and Philadelphia Orchestra musicians, interactive exhibits, balloon animals, photo booths and FREE Stewart’s ice cream!

Sun, Aug 11: Big Fez & the Surfmatics ~ beach party music : A Free Concert at Freedom Park in Scotia at Freedom Park – Scotia Part of a series of free, family-oriented summer concerts, located near Jumpin’ Jacks and Collins Park

Sun, Aug 11: 34th Annual Run For the Roses 5K, Nature Walk & Kids' Fun Run at Grafton Lakes State Park The 34th Annual Run for the Roses 5K Foot Race on Sunday, August 11 at Grafton Lakes State Park benefits Grafton Community Library, and includes a 2.5 Mile Nature Walk and Kids’ 1 Mile Fun Run in addition to the USATF sanctioned 5K race.

Sun, Aug 11: Savion Glover with OUT’KNiGHTz at The Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center Tony Award-winning tap dancer and choreographer Savion Glover will present a new show created in collaboration with the percussion group OUT’KNiGHTz.

Sun, Aug 11: Hike With Us – Catskills: Rochester Hollow at New York State Department of Environmental Conservation This is a pleasant, easy hike on an old woods road that follows a babbling brook as it ascends the hollow to a monument to naturalist John Burroughs at 1.9 miles from the trailhead.

Sun, Aug 11: Hike With Us – Catskills: Hunter Fire Tower via Colonel's Chair at New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Experience New York’s highest elevation fire tower, offering spectacular views of the Catskill Mountains, with an Introduction to the Catskill Peaks.

Mon, Aug 12: Read to Lacey the Therapy Dog at Castleton Public Library Lacey loves for kids to read to her! Stop in to read to Lacey, or just say hi.

Mon, Aug 12: Star Party with Dudley Observatory at MiSci at Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library Join us on the back lawn for an evening of star gazing.

Mon, Aug 12: A Universe of Stories and Songs w/George Steele @Woodlawn Branch, Schenectady Public Library at Schenectady County Public Library Bring the entire family to this fun and educational story time with songs!

Mon, Aug 12: Monday Funday Explorers at NYS DEC- Five Rivers Environmental Education Center Get outside and explore Five Rivers! Meet us in front of the visitor center to head out on an adventure. Each week we will have a different theme and explore a new trail. Come for as many sessions as you’d like, and dress for outdoor activity. For children in grades K-5 and their caregivers, but all ages are welcome NOTE: Organized groups (scouts, schools, hiking clubs, etc.) are welcome, but are asked to call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291 to register.

Mon, Aug 12: $2 Off Any Attraction! at FunPlex Fun Park You choose your favorite attractions! Limit 5 per family. Visit www.funplexfunpark.com for the coupon and more information.

Tue, Aug 13: Zootopia – Free Summer Movie at Palace Theatre Doors Open at NOON for Fun & Activities / Movie Begins at 1PM

Tue, Aug 13: Liquidity – Exploring the Diversity and Values of Wetlands in Columbia County! at Mud Creek Environmental Learning Center Join us at Mud Creek Environmental Learning Center as we explore the diverse wetlands of the Hudson Valley, their economic and environmental values, and why it makes good sense to conserve them for future generations.

Tue, Aug 13: Chalk the Walk at Castleton Public Library Help bring some color to our front walkway! We have plenty of chalk – bring your imagination.

Tue, Aug 13: Dinosaur Storytime with Special Guest Tracey Rex at Castleton Public Library Join us for a special dinosaur-themed storytime with Schodack Town Board Member Tracey Rex! All ages welcome.

Tue, Aug 13: Magic & Juggling at Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library Drop-in family program for ages 4 & up

Tue, Aug 13: Space Out STEAM Activities: The Solar System at Troy Public Library Hands on Solar System themed crafts and activities at the library. For all ages. Children under 7 must be accompanied by a caregiver. No registration required.

Wed, Aug 14: Performing Arts Family Series at the Common at Clifton Common Free concerts at Clifton Common Stage (next to basketball courts.) Shows at 7 pm. rain or shine. Lawn chairs are welcome.

Wed, Aug 14: Get Up Jack ~ Free Irish Concert at Freedom Park in Scotia at Freedom Park, Collins Park, & Quinlan Park in Scotia-Glenville ( Mohawk Avenue/Schonowee Avenue ) Part of a series of free, family-oriented summer concerts, located near Jumpin’ Jacks and Collins Park

Wed, Aug 14: Leave No Trace Hike at Saratoga Spa State Park at Saratoga Spa State Park Join a naturalist to learn the seven different Leave No Trace principles during a hike. Ages 5 and up. Call (518) 584-2000 ext. 111 to register.

Wed, Aug 14: Tri-City ValleyCats vs. Aberdeen IronBirds at Joe Bruno Stadium Jimi Hendrix Bobblehead Giveaway! The first 1,500 fans through the gates will receive a bobblehead of Jimi Hendrix, who headlined the Woodstock Music & Art Fair on August 18, 1969 in Bethel, NY, just 120 miles away from the ValleyCats home in Troy. Season ticket holders and classic mini plan holders are guaranteed the bobble.

Wed, Aug 14: Fairy House / Gnome Home Competition Summer 2019 at Pruyn House Make a Fairy House, Gnome Home or Mini-World and participate in our Summer Contest at the Pruyn House!

Wed, Aug 14: Make a Summer Suncatcher at Castleton Public Library Celebrate the summer sun by making a colorful suncatcher to hang in your window at home!

Wed, Aug 14: Crime Lab Science with MiSci at Castleton Public Library Learn about forensic science and how evolving technology helps scientists, detectives, and other specialists discover the truth about today’s criminal cases and mysterious crimes of the past. Recommended for ages 7-14. Please register; call 518-732-0879. Funding for this event provided by Stewart’s Shops Holiday Match Program.

Wed, Aug 14: Radical Robotics-Lansingburgh Branch at Troy Public Library Lansingburgh Branch Build your own Robot Hand as you learn about the science of robotics, in this program presented by Mad Science. For kids ages 5-11. Children under 7 must be accompanied by a caregiver. No registration required. Located at the Lansingburgh Branch.

Thu, Aug 15: Alive at Five at Jennings Landing in Albany Corning Preserve Celebrating 30 years of music in 2019, Albany’s signature free concert series premiered in the summer of 1990 with a performance by legendary folk artist Richie Havens, and has since grown into a staple of summer in the Capital Region. Showcasing a diverse lineup of big names, up-and-coming acts and the region’s most talented original artists, Alive at Five offers eight weeks of free, critically-acclaimed performances catering to nearly every taste.

Thu, Aug 15: Harmonies on the Hudson Outdoor Concert Series at Clermont State Historic Site Thursday evenings this summer are reserved for our Harmonies on the Hudson Outdoor Concert Series! Relax on our beautiful lawn and enjoy a FREE outdoor concert. Bring a blanket, chair and a picnic- children are welcome! Concerts begin at 6:00 p.m.

Thu, Aug 15: Barker Park: Movement Story Hour with the Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company at Barker Park in Troy Appropriate for children, toddler to age eight, the Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company’s workshops are designed to nurture the creative potential of each child.

Thu, Aug 15: Tri-City ValleyCats vs. Aberdeen IronBirds with Fireworks! at Joe Bruno Stadium Italian Night! Italian music, food, fun & fireworks! Postgame Fireworks!! Presented By Price Chopper / Market 32

Thu, Aug 15: Star Parties at Landis Arboretum Come view the stars and planets in Landis’ dark skies with members of the Albany Area Amateur Astronomers. A variety of telescopes will be set up for viewing the heavens, revealing nebulae, star clusters, galaxies, double stars, planets, and other celestial objects. Guests of all ages are always welcome.

Thu, Aug 15: Baseball Storytime with the Tri-City ValleyCats at Castleton Public Library After reading a story about baseball, we’ll get to meet some special visitors from the Tri-City ValleyCats! All ages.

Thu, Aug 15: Edible Art at Castleton Public Library Create your own unique artistic sculptures and structures out of food and eat them when you’re all finished!

Thu, Aug 15: End of Summer Reading Party at Troy Public Library For Participants of the TroyPublic Library Summer Reading Challenge. Celebrate the end of the Summer Reading Challenge with a party at the library! There will be a magic show, prizes will be given and refreshments will be served. For kids ages 3 and up. Children under 7 must be accompanied by a caergiver. Please register in advance by phone, online or in-person at the YPS desk.

Thu, Aug 15: Tang Museum art at Rensselaer Public Library Tang Museum visits

Thu, Aug 15: Art In Motion Dance Academy Open House at Art in Motion Art In Motion Dance Academy Open House Aug. 15th, Aug. 29th, Sept. 5th 5:00-7:00 120 Everett Rd Albany NY 12205 artinmotiondance@yahoo.com

Thu, Aug 15: Nature Stories and Crafts at Saratoga Spa State Park Join a naturalist for a few stories and some nature themed crafts. For children ages 1-6. Please call (518) 584-2000 Ext. 111 to register.

Fri, Aug 16: Tri-City ValleyCats vs. Aberdeen IronBirds at Joe Bruno Stadium MiLB CommUNITY Night!

Fri, Aug 16: Live at Landis 2019 Full Moon Music Series at Landis Arboretum Live at Landis 2019 Full Moon Music Series Tonight’s performers: THE MEADOWS BROTHERS

Fri, Aug 16: AAU HOOP: Basketball Fundamentals Summer Camp at Union College at Union College There will be 3 summer camps at Union College which focus on teaching the basketball fundamentals by doing a wide array of fun and competitive drills. The trainers will provide the necessary feedback to the youth throughout the sessions so they will improve their basketball skill sets. Players will learn the fundamentals in basketball stations, group lecture mini sessions, team practices, and games.

Fri, Aug 16: Recycled Art: Robots and Monsters! at Castleton Public Library Get creative and make your own unique robot or monster out of a tin can or paper tube!

Fri, Aug 16: Drop in Hudson! at Nutten Hook (Ice House Road), Stuyvesant, NY Come fishing with Columbia County Soil & Water Conservation District – Mud Creek Environmental Learning Center at the Hudson River!

Fri, Aug 16: North American Ecosystems at New York State Museum What did New York state look like in the past?

Sat, Aug 17: Alex Torres & His Latin Orchestra: A Free Concert at Freedom Park in Scotia at Freedom Park – Scotia Part of a series of free, family-oriented summer concerts, located near Jumpin’ Jacks and Collins Park

Sat, Aug 17: Rainbow Scratch Art at Castleton Public Library Stop in to make cool rainbow scratch art with special paper!

Sat, Aug 17: Culturefest at Hamilton Hill Arts Center The Hamilton Hill Arts Center invites the community to Culturefest, our new summer event series. Bring your friends and family to enjoy vendors, fun activities and some of the best live bands from the capital region! Each day of the event runs from 1 pm – 9 pm. The live music will start at 6 pm. Admission is FREE.

Sat, Aug 17: Storytelling at Grafton Lakes State Park Enjoy a free evening around the campfire complete with campfire stories and s’mores. Meet at the Welcome Center with renowned storyteller Claire Nolan. We will break for s’mores at 7:30 PM. Please pre-register for the program by calling (518) 279-1155, ext.

Sun, Aug 18: Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company ~ Modern Dance: A Free Peformance at Freedom Park in Scotia at Freedom Park – Scotia Part of a series of free, family-oriented summer concerts, located near Jumpin’ Jacks and Collins Park

Sun, Aug 18: Hike With Us – Catskills: Burnt Knob and Acra Point at New York State Department of Environmental Conservation The trail to Burnt Knob and Acra Point is a moderate 4.4 mile round-trip hike with moderate elevation gain to the two mountain peaks. Both peaks offer views of the surrounding mountains.

Sun, Aug 18: Wetland Wonders Net Check at Grafton at Grafton Lakes State Park Help staff monitor the wildlife that call the park home. Together we will check nets for turtles, newts, tadpoles, crawfish, and other aquatic creatures. This program is designed for ages 8 and up. Please pre-register for the program by calling (518) 279-1155, ext 2.

Mon, Aug 19: Bubble Fun at Castleton Public Library Come make unique 3-D bubble wands with pipe cleaners and straws, and see what kinds of bubbles you can create!

Mon, Aug 19: Winterberry Homestead Traveling Farm w/Lisa Sprague @ Woodlawn Branch, Schenectady Public Library at Schenectady County Public Library Drop in class for families where Lisa Sprague will bring her farm animals for a show and tell!

Mon, Aug 19: Preschool Movies at Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library Drop-in program for ages 3-6, with an adult

Tue, Aug 20: FREE Summer Concerts in Saratoga’s Congress Park! at Congress Park in Saratoga Springs Concerts are held from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm during July and August. In July, concerts are held on Sunday evenings. In August, concerts are held on Tuesday evenings. Grab a blanket, some snacks, and prepare for an evening of relaxing and FREE fun! Perfect for a summer outing with the whole family, you won’t want to miss the Congress Park Summer Concert Series.

Tue, Aug 20: Legal Clinic at Castleton Public Library Get a free, private, confidential consultation with an attorney. Appointment required; call 518-435-1770.

Tue, Aug 20: Incredibles 2 – Free Summer Movie at Palace Theatre Doors Open at NOON for Fun & Activities / Movie Begins at 1PM

Tue, Aug 20: Tykes Tuesday Presented by SEFCU – Crossgates Mall at Crossgates Mall Crossgates is proud to announce the 2019 Tykes Tuesday schedule of events presented by SEFCU.

Tue, Aug 20: Afternoon Book Club: "Priestdaddy" at Castleton Public Library Join us for a discussion of “Priestdaddy,” by Patricia Lockwood. Books available at front desk. For adults.

Tue, Aug 20: Cool Science: Elephant Toothpaste at Castleton Public Library Learn about chemical reactions as we create a fantastic foamy fountain of “toothpaste” fit for an elephant!

Tue, Aug 20: Firefighter Storytime at Castleton Public Library We’ll read about firefighters, then meet real firefighters from Castleton Fire Department and see a firetruck!

Tue, Aug 20: Wildlife Family Hour at Eldridge research station at Huyck Preserve Make Tuesday mornings even better with nature walks, basic plant identification and up-close encounters with wild animals! This program is run by local wildlife rehabilitator, Kelly Martin.

Wed, Aug 21: Grand Central Station–Party Rock: A Free Concert at Freedom Park in Scotia at Freedom Park – Scotia Part of a series of free, family-oriented summer concerts, located near Jumpin’ Jacks and Collins Park

Wed, Aug 21: Capitol Park After Dark Free Outdoor Movies: Double Indemnity at West Capitol Park A FREE movie in the beautiful West Capitol Park! An insurance salesman is seduced by a conniving woman into a scheme to murder her husband and make it look like an accident in order to collect his impressive life insurance policy.

Wed, Aug 21: Family Storytime at Albany Public Library: Delaware Branch Stories and fun for babies, toddlers and preschoolers, and their caregivers. Ages 0 to 5

Wed, Aug 21: Colorful Ceramic Coasters at Castleton Public Library For adults. Drop in and create a colorful ceramic coaster for your coffee table!

Wed, Aug 21: Let's Go Camping! at Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library Drop-in program for families with children ages 3 and up

Wed, Aug 21: Summer Crafts: at Saratoga Spa State Park Come make some summer themed crafts at the Creekside Classroom! This program is appropriate for ages 2-10. Please call (518) 584-2000 Ext. 111 for more information.

Thu, Aug 22: Free Concerts at The Crossings at The Crossings of Colonie All shows in the gazebo, rain or shine. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, families, dancing partners and picnics to the Crossings of Colonie, awarded the Capital Region’s #1 Best Park! Thursdays from 6-8 pm.

Thu, Aug 22: Concerts in the Park at Village of Delanson, NY Concerts every Thursday beginning at 6:30 pm from June to September 7th a FREE Concert in the Park by the Gazebo on Main Street (opposite the Post Office). Bring a chair or a blanket and enjoy the Show!

Thu, Aug 22: Artful Mornings at Albany Institute of History and Art Join us as we explore creative movement, string art, painting, and more as we make beautiful pieces of art! In these weekly, three-day morning programs, children will create vibrant works of art inspired by our summer exhibitions and permanent collections. Summer class techniques will include drawing, painting, macramé, tile work, sculpture, and more.

Thu, Aug 22: Free Fitness: HIIT with Catrina K Fitness and Sunshine Flow Yoga with Anni at Empire State Plaza — New York State Office of General Services Free and open to everyone regardless of age, fitness level, or experience. All participants are required to sign a waiver in-order to participate. You may register for individual classes to sign the waiver in advance and allow us to contact you regarding updates to the schedule. Walk-ins are always welcome. See registration below. *Please note, there are no classes the week of July 4

Thu, Aug 22: Barker Park: Seth & The Moodymelix at Barker Park in Troy Borrowing from a wonderfully diverse mix of musical styles, this toe-tapping trio plays lyrically rich music for kids that parents can appreciate, too!

Thu, Aug 22: Science Explorers at The Children’s Museum at Saratoga This program is best suited for all ages. Join us for this popular weekly program where we discover the different ways in which science is all around us.

Thu, Aug 22: Tri-City ValleyCats vs. Hudson Valley Renegades with Fireworks! at Joe Bruno Stadium Hockey Night in the Capital Region! Postgame Fireworks!! Presented By Price Chopper / Market 32

Thu, Aug 22: Evenings with the Dudley Observatory at miSci (museum of innovation and science) Every Thursday, Rain or Shine join us for “Evenings at the Dudley Observatory”. There will be fun for the whole family! Educators from the Dudley Observatory at miSci will operate our 14-inch telescope inside the roll-top roof observatory, allowing visitors to see stars, planets, galaxies, and more each night! In the event of poor weather, we will have hands-on activities indoors instead.

Thu, Aug 22: Family Storytime at Washington Avenue Branch at Albany Public Library – Washington Ave. Branch – Youth Services Stories, songs and rhymes for babies, toddlers and preschoolers, with their caregivers. Ages 0-5.

Thu, Aug 22: Mammals Storytime at Castleton Public Library After we enjoy a story about mammals, a special guest from Schodack Island State Park will talk about mammals and show us mammal bones and furs. All ages welcome.

Thu, Aug 22: Summer Reading Finale Party at Castleton Public Library It’s time to celebrate all the reading you’ve done this summer! Join us for a life-size Candy Land game, fun carnival games, and more. Be sure to hand in your reading record by 6:00 pm on Monday, August 26 to enter to win our prize drawings!

Fri, Aug 23: 'Tute for Tots at Albany Institute of History and Art Join us for a bright world of fun as we discover color! Together we’ll explore the galleries, read stories, and create our own exciting art projects. In the studio we’ll create our artwork using methods like dip and dye, shaving cream painting, collage, and more! Each week will relate to and build upon the previous classes; however, classes can be taken individually.

Fri, Aug 23: Minne Ha Ha Pirate Adventure Cruise at Lake George Steamboat Company Join us on Summer Friday evenings for a family oriented fun Pirate Adventure Cruise aboard the Minne Ha Ha!

Fri, Aug 23: Tri-City ValleyCats vs. Hudson Valley Renegades at Joe Bruno Stadium Around the World in Nine Innings! We take you around the world in nine innings, teaching you about nine different countries with food specials from each! | Presented By Alaant Workforce Solutions

Fri, Aug 23: Early Literacy Playtime at Castleton Public Library Playing is learning! With a variety of age-appropriate toys and blocks provided, this drop-in playtime is designed for children ages birth to 5 to strengthen their early literacy skills while playing with caregivers & friends.

Fri, Aug 23: Perler Bead Crafts at Castleton Public Library Come make something awesome out of perler beads! Recommended for ages 3 and up.

Fri, Aug 23: Family Film Friday: Muppets From Space at Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library For families with children ages 3 and up

Sat, Aug 24: Saturday Storytime at Castleton Public Library Join Miss Joelle for story time and crafts! Suggested age range birth to age 6.

Sat, Aug 24: Storytime in the Park at Schodack Island State Park Location: Schodack Island State Park, 1 Schodack Island Way, Schodack Landing, NY 12156 Enjoy storytime at Schodack Island! Recommended for ages birth to 6. Park admission fee may apply.

Sat, Aug 24: Given to Fly ~ The Pearl Jam Experience: A Free Concert at Freedom Park in Scotia at Freedom Park – Scotia Part of a series of free, family-oriented summer concerts, located near Jumpin’ Jacks and Collins Park

Sat, Aug 24: Newsies at Park Playhouse at Park Playhouse Now is the time to seize the day with this inspiring tale… Based on the classic 1992 Disney film, and inspired by a true story, Newsies tells the story of Jack Kelly, a charismatic leader of a band of newsboys. When titans of publishing raise distribution prices at the newsies’ expense, Jack rallies the boys to strike against unfair conditions and fight for what’s right. Disney’s Newsies features a Tony Award-winning score by Alan Menken and Jack Feldman, boasting classics songs such as “King of New York,” and “Carrying the Banner.” It’s perfect summer entertainment for the whole family!

Sat, Aug 24: Movies in the Park at Schodack Island State Park Location: Schodack Island State Park, 1 Schodack Island Way, Schodack Landing 12156 Join us for a family movie under the stars at Schodack Island State Park! Call 518-732-0879 for movie title.

Sat, Aug 24: Hike With Us – Catskills: Kelly Hollow at New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Kelly Hollow is one of the most beautiful short trails in the Catskills with rocky streams and waterfalls.

Sat, Aug 24: Religious Education Open House at Albany UU Open House for prospective families to check our engaging, vibrant programs for children and youth and learn more about what our community has to offer! Current UU families invited to register for upcoming year and reconnect with Albany UU friends!

Sun, Aug 25: Washington County Fair at Washington County Welcome to the Washington County Fair!

Sun, Aug 25: Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival Ticketed performances are only part of the excitement. Each summer, the Festival features more than 350 free performances, talks & tours, exhibits, community events, classes, special and members-only events, and more. Visitors can explore the National Historic Landmark grounds, visit The School at Jacob’s Pillow, picnic and dine at our on-site restaurants, and more

Sun, Aug 25: Wax 'n' Wix Candle Making Workshop at Gore Mountain Create your own candle with custom colors, shapes, and scents!

Sun, Aug 25: SenseAble Science – miSci (museum of innovation and science) at miSci (museum of innovation and science) Each month, miSci hosts SenseAble Science, a special time for children on the autism spectrum and their families!

Sun, Aug 25: Sunny Sundays – miSci (museum of innovation and science) at miSci (museum of innovation and science) Sunny Sundays are your opportunity to take a safe glimpse at the sun!

Sun, Aug 25: Tri-City ValleyCats vs. Staten Island Yankees with Fireworks! at Joe Bruno Stadium NFL Night! Wear your favorite NFL jersey to the game and sign up for one of our football themed on-field contests! Sunday Funday! Join us early for our Sunday Funday festivities! 3:30pm players read a book to the kids in attendance, who will receive a copy courtesy of the Kiwanis Club of Troy. At 4:00pm there is a pregame catch on the field, and postgame kids can run the bases and get autographs!

Sun, Aug 25: Living with Wildlife at Grafton at Grafton Lakes State Park Lots of wildlife love to roam through our backyards . While some are more notorious than others, all are very important to the environment. Come and learn some interesting facts about these animals and helpful tips on how we can peacefully coexist with them. Meet at the Program Tent on the Beach.

Sun, Aug 25: Open Art Studio August Canvas Painting Special $14 / Board Art Special $22 at Art in Mind Creative Wellness Studio Special during Open Art Studio this month: Paint one of the featured CANVAS PAINTINGS for only $14! Paint a BOARD ART with one of the featured quotes for only $22! All ages!* *PLEASE NOTE: WE WILL BE AT OUR NEW LOCATION FOR THIS EVENT: 123 SARATOGA RD, GLENVILLE (in SOCHA PLAZA next door to Ruggiero’s Pizza