July 1 – July 7, 2022

Friday, July 1

Haunted Saratoga Ghost Tours

Saratoga Tea & Honey 348 Broadway, Saratoga Springs | 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through November 4. Hear the stories that have lived on in our city for hundreds of years. They will enchant, entertain, and perhaps even scare you. Our 90-minute-long walking tour will take you in search of the countless ghosts rumored to haunt the city. Total walking distance is less than a mile, covered at a very leisurely pace so that you can enjoy Saratoga’s many infamous ghosts and haunted locations.

Movies in the Park: Encanto

Wiswall Park, 39 Front St., Ballston Spa | 8:30 p.m. Films will be screened on summer First Fridays, with our backup location being Iron Spring Park. Movies start at dusk (approximately 8:30-8:45 p.m.), with rain dates on the following Saturdays. The movies are free to the public thanks to the generous support of our sponsors.

Saturday, July 2

Cars & Coffee

Middle Grove Town Park, 426 CR-21, Middle Grove | 8 – 11 a.m. All cars and trucks welcome, even daily drivers. Fresh Coffee, donuts, and Lions breakfast sandwiches. 50-50 raffle and door prizes. All proceeds will stay in our community in support of Greenfield Lions Youth Programs. Free admission.

Sunday, July 3

Summer Sunday Stroll - Historic West Side Tour

Entrance of Gideon Putnam Burying Ground, South Franklin St., Saratoga Springs | 10:30 a.m. – Noon Historic West Side - George DeMers will lead guests through the restored West Side to learn about Saratoga’s Irish and Italian immigrants as well as the black community who helped shape this unique district. All Sunday morning tours last approximately 90 minutes and require walking and standing on varied terrain. Tours will be limited to thirty and tickets must be purchased in advance. The cost per tour is $15 for SSPF members and $20 for non-members. For additional information on these summer strolls, or to purchase tickets to any of these upcoming tours visit our website, call 518-587-5030, or email Jacqueline Bunge, Events & Programs Coordinator at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Monday, July 4

Firecracker4 Road Race

Saratoga Springs City Center, 522 Broadway, Saratoga Springs | 9 a.m. Now in its 16th year, we welcome you to start off your July 4th celebration with us! It's a great way to support the local community and enjoy a high-quality and fun experience! Register online: www.zippy-reg.com/online_reg/index2022.php?e=1606 

Tuesday, July 5

Congress Park History Tours

Saratoga Springs Visitor Center, 297 Broadway, Saratoga Springs | Tuesday – Saturday 10:30 a.m. Our experienced guides will tell you the stories of how Saratoga became the “Queen of Spas” in the 19th Century. The tragic story behind the Trask Family and the Spirit of Life statue. The history of the Saratoga City Museum and its notorious reputation as the highest rolling gambling casino in the US. How the city rallied to restore the historic Spit and Spat statues. Cost is $20, children under 12 free. 

Wednesday, July 6

POP Club for Kids

Saratoga Farmers’ Market, 112 High Rock Ave., Saratoga Springs | 3 – 6 p.m. The Power of Produce Club for Kids (POP Club) is back for our 7th season thanks to the support of the Christopher Dailey Foundation! POP Club is a free 10-week program held on Wednesdays at the farmers' market. Children may show up any time between 3-6 p.m. to participate in a fun, educational activity. Children who participate are given a $2 POP coin to spend on fresh fruit and vegetables at the market, and they will earn a stamp in their POP Passport (4 stamps=a prize!).

BINGO

Knights of Columbus #246, KOC Hall, 50 Pine Road, Saratoga Springs | 7 p.m. Bingo every Wednesday evening. The doors open at 4:30 p.m., the kitchen window (which is staffed by the Catholic Daughters) opens at 5:30 p.m., games go on sale at 6 p.m., and the first game starts at 7 p.m. Every week, there is $1,500 in guaranteed prize money. Join us for an evening out and help to support our activities within the community.

An Introduction to Food Preservation Methods 

Galway Public Library, 2112 East St, Galway | 6 p.m. Presented by Diane Whitten, Master Food Preserver Instructor & Nutrition Educator with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Saratoga County. Participants will learn about the different types of food preservation methods (canning, freezing, and drying), including advantages and disadvantages of each. Equipment will be on hand to show the different features of canners and dehydrators. With advance notice, testing can be done for pressure canner dial gauges. Registration is required; call 518-882-6385.

Baby Back Ribs Dinner Take Out

Saratoga Wilton Elks, 1 Elks Lane, Saratoga Springs | 4:30 – 6 p.m. For curbside pickup only. Menu: Baby back ribs, baked beans, cold slaw, corn bread. Dinner for 2 / $30. Cash only. Call Monday or Tuesday between 10 a.m. – noon to place an order. 518-584-2585. 

Poetry Reading

Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs |7 p.m. Poetry reading by Dan Hubbs. An open mic poetry reading will follow. Doors open for sign-ups at 6:30 p.m. The host for the event will be Carol Graser and the cost is $5 general, free for students. The featured reading will also be livestreamed. You can find a link for the livestream at caffelena.org. 

Thursday, July 7

Ballston Spa Concerts in the Park

Iron spring Park, Front Street, Ballston Spa | 6 – 8 p.m. The BSBPA presents the 2022 Concerts in the Park summer concert series. Free and open to the public. It is a great family-friendly event made possible by our sponsors each year. Bring your blanket & chairs to the park for a great evening of live music in the village! This week’s featured concert is Warden and Co.

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