Thursday, 17 August 2023 13:10

August 18 - August 24, 2023

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Friday, August 18

Friday Night Arts Market*

Beekman Street Arts District, Saratoga Springs | 5 – 8 p.m. galleries and shops open with refreshments, visiting artists, craft demonstrations, live music, and ice cream! (weather Permitting/rain will cancel). 

National Aviation Weekend*

Empire State Aerosciences Museum, 250 Rudy Chase Dr.,

Glenville | Friday, August 18 – Sunday, August 20. The weekend will feature many aviation activities, including tours of the museum’s extensive and unique collection of exhibits and historic aircraft, as well as special presentations and displays. Guided tours will be conducted each day, and you’ll be able to hop in some classic aircraft. Discovery flights will be available by Five Star Flight. Call Bill Faulkner to schedule a flight at 914-406-0376, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Fly-In - Pilots: Tower Frequency 121.3; Ground 121.9. Land at Schenectady County Airport and taxi to Richmor Aviation North. Tell them you are going to ESAM.

Saturday, August 19

Clifton Park Elks 17th Annual Car Show*

695 MacElroy Rd, Ballston Lake
9 a.m. – Noon, Awards 3:45 p.m.

All years and makes of cars, trucks and motorcycles are welcome. We will present awards to the top vehicles. Fun, Music, 50/50 Raffles, and Great Food. Come see the contestant vehicles. Proceeds benefit the Elks National Foundation and the NYSEA Major Project Fund (Cerebral Palsy Home Service Program). Rain Date is Sunday, August 20. For Information contact Doug Simmons at 518-669-4588 or Brian Shelton at 518-956-1600.

Genealogy and Local History

Meet End of Ferry Dr., off Riverview Rd., Vischer Ferry

10 a.m. | Heritage Hunters will sponsor a summer walk. Parking will be at the edge of the Vischer Ferry Nature and Historic Preserve. Clifton Park historian, John Scherer, will describe historic homes as he leads the group through the Vischer Ferry Historic District to the Amity Reformed Church cemetery located at 335 River Rd. There, at 10:45 a.m., Chris Nafis will describe the extensive work done on the newly restored cemetery. Lunch will be at Vischer Ferry General Store at noon. Public is welcome. Contact Ginny Humphrey for details at 518-885-9309 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..   

Happy Planner Social Hour

Ballston Spa Public Library, 21 Milton Ave., Ballston Spa

1 p.m. | Whether you’re just curious about the process or have used this type of planner, this event is designed for those who want to venture beyond a traditional planner. A Happy Planner is a cross between a traditional planner and journal or scrapbook. Happy Planner and BSPL clerk, Heather, will show you all the basics of happy planner, such as choosing a planner, layout, budget, themes, customization, templates, finding inspiration and more. This event is free and open to people ages 16 and up. Registration is required by calling 518-885-5022 or stop in to reserve your spot.

Strand Theatre: Barbora Kolarova and Jonathan Newell*

Strand Theatre, 210 Main St., 

Hudson Falls | 7 p.m.
Barbora Kolářová is recognized as one of the foremost young violinists to emerge from the Czech Republic, having received widespread acclaim for her ability to move audiences with her passionate performance, inherent musicality, and comfortable command on stage. Jonathan Newell is a classical pianist, composer, rock guitarist, bassist, singer, and impresario.  Join us for an evening of classical music featuring works by Scarlatti, Brahms, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and more! $15 general admission. $10 seniors and students. Tickets available at the Strand Box Office. For more information, visit

Sunday, August 20

Summer Stroll: “Summer Cottages of North Broadway”*

SSPF Executive Director Samantha Bosshart will lead “Summer Cottages of North Broadway,” a tour of beautiful North Broadway, highlighting the architecture and sharing entertaining stories of those who built and resided in the grand residences. This tour, sponsored by Olde Bryan Inn, meets at northwest corner of North Broadway and Van Dam Street in front of Witt Construction. The cost per tour is $15 for SSPF members and $20 for non-members.  Foundation members with stroll passes need to contact the Foundation’s office to book their tour.  For additional information or to purchase tickets to any of the upcoming strolls and events visit, call 518-587-5030, or email Marcy Dreimiller, Administrative Assistant at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Saratoga Winery, 462 Rte. 29, Saratoga Springs | 1 – 3 p.m. The Saratoga Winery and the Saratoga County Children’s Committee (SCCC) today announced this fundraising event to benefit the SCCC’s back to school program. Sneakerfest will include free activities for kids provided by Allo Saratoga, child-friendly food concession stands, and outdoor space for yard games. Participants will have an opportunity to make donations to help outfit children with high quality sneakers, supported by iRun LOCAL.

Monday, August 21

Auditions for the Musical “The Lightning Thief”

Saratoga Children’s Theatre, 615 Maple Ave., Saratoga Springs

5 – 7 p.m. | Performances: November 10-12 and 17-18. Open to all students ages 9 -18. Callbacks will take place on Thursday, August 24. All auditions, rehearsals, and performances will take place at 615 Maple Ave. The tentative rehearsal schedule is Mondays and Wednesdays from 5-7pm and Saturdays from 11-3, with the potential to add a few Friday rehearsals if necessary. If cast, there will be a $325 production fee to participate. For details contact the Saratoga Children's Theatre at 518-886-8800. 

Time Travelers' Experience 

Brookside Museum, 21 Fairground Ave., Ballston Spa

9 a.m. – Noon. | The Saratoga County History Center at Brookside Museum is offering local students an opportunity to travel back in time to uncover local history. We’ll explore the foods, games, chores, dangers, and challenges of five different eras. Discover how historians use archeology, documents, artwork, photographs, and folklore to find out how people lived long ago.  Each day will include a student-made snack, toys & games, and craft items to take home and keep. The program will run daily August 21 – 25, for students age 8-12, cost $100. Visit or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with questions or to register.

The Camp Saratoga 5K Trail Series*

Wilton Wildlife Preserve and Park, Parking Lot #1 and #2, 80 Scout Rd., Wilton | 6:15 p.m. Monday evenings in August.  Registration is $5 day-of or $15 for all four races., Proceeds benefit the Wilton Wildlife Preserve & Park.  For more information, call Laura Clark at 581-1278 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit

Tuesday, August 22

Guided Trolley Tours*

Saratoga Springs Heritage Area Visitor Center, 297 Broadway, Saratoga Springs | 10 a.m.

A 90-minute guided tour of beautiful, historic Saratoga Springs. Tours will run through Aug. 31, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. Tickets are $25 per person. For advanced reservations, call 518-587-3241. Day of tickets, based on availability, can be purchased at the Visitor Center. No refunds for reservations cancelled less than 48 hours prior to start of tour. Cancellations can be made by phone or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

A Saratoga Stroll*

297 Broadway, Saratoga Springs

10:30 a.m. – Noon | Saratoga Springs was a playground of the rich and famous during the 1800s. This summer, visitors and residents alike can experience stories of the Spa City in the Gilded Age on a newly updated 90-minute guided walking tour presented by the Saratoga Springs Heritage Area Visitor Center and the Saratoga Springs History Museum. Led by experienced, knowledgeable guides, this tour takes participants from the historic Visitor Center through Congress Park and concludes with a full tour of the elegant 19th-century Canfield Casino. Tuesdays – Saturdays, 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m., $20. Tours run rain or shine. For reservations, call 518-587-3241.

Special Events - Elizabeth Huntley, Harpist*

Saratoga National Historical Park Visitor Center, 648 Rte 32, Stillwater | Noon 

Elizabeth Huntley is one of the Capital District/Saratoga/ Lake George Region’s busiest musicians, showcasing the harp’s versatility by performing a wide variety of music. Ms. Huntley has played for the Irish Tenors, Garrison Keillor, Josh Groban, Bobby Vinton, Barry Manilow, Melissa Manchester, Johnny Mathis, Manhattan Transfer, and Roger Daltrey. She is the principal harpist with the Glens Falls Symphony and has played with the Skidmore College Orchestra, along with orchestras and opera companies from here to Boston to New York and places in between.

Saratoga Summer Concert Series*

War Memorial in Congress Park, Saratoga Springs | 7 p.m.  The Saratoga Summer Concert Series will take place Tuesdays in August. Each concert will be approximately 90 minutes. Rain Location: Inside the Heritage Area Visitor Center, located at 297 Broadway, Saratoga Springs. This week’s performer Garland Nelson and Soul Session - A well-known (and loved) Saratoga staple.  Make sure you bring your dancing shoes! Sponsored by Spa City Motor Lodge. 

Wednesday, August 23

Stuffed Shells Dinner Take-out

Saratoga-Wilton Elks Club, 1 Elks Lane, Saratoga Springs

4:30 – 6 p.m. | Take out only. Call Monday or Tuesday between 10 a.m. – Noon to place an order. 518-584-2585. Menu: stuffed shells, meatballs, sweet sausage, tossed salad, garlic toast. Dinner $15. (Cash only). 

Thursday, August 24

Concert on the Lawn: Amy Powers*

Clifton Park Halfmoon
Public Library, 475 Moe Rd., Clifton Park | 7 pm

Bring a lawn chair or blanket and join us for an evening of music on the Library's Back Lawn featuring Amy Powers, a musician and songwriter from Upstate New York who covers a variety of genres from pop to folk. Some of her influences in music include Sara Bareilles, Brasstracks, and Baerd. In the event of rain, this program will be moved indoors.

Summer Concert Series*

Gavin Park, 10 Lewis Dr., Saratoga Springs | 7 – 9 p.m. The Town of Wilton is proud to present its inaugural summer concert series. All concerts will be held at the large pavilion.  Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and enjoy free, live music with your neighbors and friends! This week’s featured band - Skippy and the Pistons. 

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