First Week of June

Man, oh man, was that a gorgeous holiday weekend or what?   We went to Moreau Lake State Park today, which I’ll tell you about tomorrow.  But here are some things going on this week:

Tuesday, June 1st:

  • At 11 am, there’s a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Jerry Burrell Park in Schenectady.  The playground was designed by community members and Union College Students–it’s called Project Skip.
  • At 6 pm, there’s Music in the Park in the town of Schodack.
  • It’s a 39 Clues Summer Reading Kick-off Party at 7 pm at the  Colonie Center or 6 pm at the Saratoga Springs Barnes & Noble.
  • Curious George Live is at the Glens Falls Civic Center at 7 pm.  Tickets range from $15 to $55.
  • It’s Pajamarama at 7 pm at the Bethlehem Public Library.

Wednesday, June 2nd:

Thursday, June 3rd:

  • The hiking group will be meeting at Christman Sanctuary in Duanesburg at 9:45 am.  See the local hikes list for more information.
  • At 5 pm, it’s Alive at Five at the Albany Waterfront Park.
  • It’s the 2nd Annual Taste of the Y at the Greenbush Area YMCA from 6-8 pm.  Restaurant samples, music, bounce house and other kids’ activities.  Free.
  • Students from Schenectady’s John Sayles School of Fine Arts will be doing a Pops Concert at the Music Haven Stage in Central Park at 7 pm.   I’ve seen it listed elsewhere as 6:30 pm.  Free.
  • It’s Lego Night at 7 pm at the Mohawk Commons Barnes & Noble.

Friday, June 4th:

  • There’s Stretching with Stuffee at 10 am at the Children’s Museum at Saratoga.
  • At noon there’s a Spring Wildflower Hike at the Albany Pine Bush.
  • At 1 pm, you can watch the Squeeze Play Accordian Band at Bethlehem Public Library.
  • It’s First Friday in Albany from 5-9 pm.
  • St. Basil’s in Troy is kicking off its Greek Festival at 5 pm tonight–it will last all weekend.
  • It’s Ballston Spa First Friday from 6-9 pm.  During the summer, this will include a family-oriented film at 9 pm in Wiswall Park.  Tonight’s is Coraline.  Personally, those crazy button-eyes creeped me out way too much in the preview, but maybe  some of you can handle it. . . .
  • At 7 pm, the Guilderland Public Library will be showing Swiss Family Robinson.  I’ve got to say:  I love the Guilderland Public Library.  It’s one of my favorites, and since I’ve been to programs at at least 6 or 8 different local libraries (because I am a wanton library whore), that’s saying something.  But when I first heard that they were doing Friday night Disney movies, I kind of rolled my eyes.  Like, we don’t have enough of the freakin’ Disney movies, right?  So I was ever so pleased that they are kickin’ it old school with this one, Mary Poppins, Bedknobs & Broomsticks, and Treasure Island.  Yeah, baby!  And there will be popcorn.
  • Steamer 10 Theatre opens The Good (& Bad) Faeries of Nottingham tonight at 7 pm.
  • There’s an Alternative Prom from 7-11 pm for LGBT youth aged 13 to 19 at Revolution Hall in Troy.  It’s  $10.
  • Okay, it’s about an hour northeast of us, but perhaps worth the trip?  The Cambridge Balloon Festival kicks off tonight with its first balloon launch and fireworks.  Anyone ever gone to this?

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