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Week of July 5 - 11

Upcoming events

 

Bike Donations and Volunteers Needed

Please consider donating unwanted bicycles with tires over 20" that are in fixable condition! Also, we are in constant need of bikes with tires 24" and over, any style. We're happy to fix them up!  Not sure if your bike is in fixable condition - send us a pic and we'll let you know. We need your help - despite closing several times for our volunteer mechanics to catch up, we are still way behind and could use your help. Not sure how to fix a bike, but good with the public or with paperwork – we could use your help too. Please reach out to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or via text 518-290-0746

Rummage Sale

 Held at Ballston Spa United Methodist Church, located at 101 Milton Ave., Ballston Spa. July 13, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. Enter at back of the church.

Car Show & Live Music in the Park

Saturday July 13 at Middle Grove Town Park, 438 Middle Grove Rd, Middle Grove. Cars: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. $10 registration fee.  Top 15 People Choice Trophies announced at 2:30 p.m. Live Music: from 11 a.m.  to 3 p.m. provided by Elizabeth Conant, Bonnie Greco, Out of Reach and New American Cuisine. Free public admission. Bring along you family, friends, and folding chairs and enjoy the talented musicians, the antique cars, trucks, tractors.  Have lunch from our food booth. Shop with our vendors.  “Keep Greenfield’s History Alive for our future Generations”

Saratoga Soroptimist Secret Gardens Tour

Eleven unique gardens in Saratoga Springs, Ballston Spa, and Wilton are featured on the 29th annual Saratoga Soroptimist Secret Gardens Tour from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 14. Purchase $25 advance tickets at www.soroptimistsaratoga.org or at Northshire Bookstore, Cudney’s Cleaners, Faddegon’s Nursery or Adirondack Trust Co. branches. Day-of tickets for $30 will be sold while supplies last from 9:30 a.m. to noon outside the Saratoga Springs Visitor Center, 297 Broadway. Garden descriptions and suggested driving directions are provided with purchase. The tour supports programs and individuals benefiting women and girls, including Wellspring. Questions? Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Gumbo with Kendrick for TRF

The Principessa Elena Society located at 13 Oak Street, Saratoga Springs, will host its fourth annual ``Gumbo with Kendrick for TRF’’ party on Monday, July 15 from 6 - 9 p.m. Louisiana native and jockey Kendrick Carmouche will again prepare gumbo for this event, which will benefit the Saratoga Springs-based Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (TRF), a 501(c) (3) non-profit that is the nation’s oldest and largest Thoroughbred rescue and sanctuary organization. Tickets are $40 in advance and $45 cash only at the door. The menu will be gumbo, rice, cornbread, salad and dessert. There will also be live music. For tickets, https://donorbox.org/events/606398

Pitney Meadows Fire Feast

Pitney Meadows Community Farm’s signature farm-to-table event, Fire Feast, returns. Saratoga’s most unique summer event features local chefs cooking over six open-fire pits. The chefs will source meat, fish, cheese, wine, beer, and produce from local producers and Pitney Meadows’ farm fields. Non-alcoholic beverages will be provided by Bars without Boundaries. Guests can also enjoy drinks from select local breweries, distilleries, and wineries. Seasonal cocktails and mocktails will be available as well. The event will be held at the farm located at 223 West Avenue, Saratoga Springs, on July 17, 6-9 p.m. Tickets available on website: www.pitneymeadowscommunityfarm.org/fire-feast/

 

This week events 5-11

Friday, July 5

Southern Saratoga Art Society Exhibits

2 Locations in Saratoga County | Artists and members of SSAS are exhibiting their work. Clifton Park Senior Community Center, 6 Clifton Common Blvd., Clifton Park, is hosting a show in The Gallery for the month of July featuring artists and SSAS members Fran Cullen, Denise Kornak, Lynne Kaiser and Carol Winterton.  Mechanicville Library, 190 N. Main Street, Mechanicville, will show the artwork of SSAS member and artist Rita Helie.  Visit these shows and support the arts in Southern Saratoga County.  For more information about, visit:  southernsaratogaartist.com. 

Photography Exhibit

Clifton Park Halfmoon Public Library, 475 Moe Rd., Clifton Park | A new exhibition by nature photographer Louis Valenti titled, Saratoga Wildlife: Photographic Images of Saratoga’s Most Wonderful Creatures, featuring stunning wildlife photographs that capture both the unique beauty and the spirit of Saratoga’s wonderful creatures. They will be on display through July 31. The event will be open to the public free of charge daily. Saratoga Arts made this program possible through the Art in Public Places program. For more information about the event, please contact Ally DeRusso, Saratoga Arts at (518) 584-4132 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For more information about Louis Valenti Photography, please visit https://www.facebook.com/Louis-Valenti-Photography or LouisValentiPhotography.com.

Saturday, July 6

Cars & Coffee 

Middle Grove Town Park, 430 Middle Grove Road, Middle Grove | 8 – 11 a.m. The Town of Greenfield Lions Club are hosting a Event is Free and is open to any car or truck, including daily drivers. There will be a 50-50 raffle and door prizes for entered vehicles. This event is being sponsored by Ryan’s Garage. The Greenfield Lions will be selling fresh breakfast sandwiches and coffee. The public is invited to check out the vehicles.

Grand, Gilded and Glorious: A Saratoga Stroll

Saratoga Heritage Area Visitor Center, 297 Broadway, Saratoga Springs | 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Every Tuesday – Saturday July - October. Tours run rain or shine. This 90 minute guided walking tour will entertain and enlighten both visitors and residents with the famed stories of this great city. Saratoga Springs was the playground of the rich and famous during the 1800’s and provides the stories of this wonderful, gilded period in our history. Cost is $20 per person (children 12 and under are free). The tour begins at the Visitor Center and ends at the Canfield Casino. To secure tickets, please contact the Saratoga Springs Heritage Area Visitor Center at 518 - 587-3241. 

Family Saturday

Tang Museum, Skidmore College, 815 N. Broadway, Saratoga Springs | 2 to 3:30 p.m.  Our popular Family Saturdays foster multigenerational creative cooperation through looking at artwork, discussing it, and engaging in a hands-on art-making activity. The programs (, are free and open to the public. They are suitable for children ages 5 and older, accompanied by their adult companions. No registration required; supplies provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Led by Njeri Jennings, the Laurie M. Tisch Educator for K-12 and Community Programs at the Tang Teaching Museum, the programs are inspired by current exhibitions and art from the Tang collection. Next family Saturday is August 3.

Sunday, July 7

Summer Sunday Stroll

Meet: NW corner of Division St. and Railroad Place, Saratoga Springs | 10:30 a.m. Wealth & Wellness: Franklin Square. Carrie Woerner, NYS Assemblywoman and former SSPF Executive Director, will lead a tour through the architecturally rich historic Franklin Square area. 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 www.saratogapreservation.org, call 518-587-5030, or email Sydney Hedge, Preservation & Programs Coordinator, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Lubavitch Rebbe & Melodies of Freedom

Saratoga Chabad, 130 Circular St., Saratoga Springs | 5:30 p.m. Join us for an inspirational evening with personal insights with the rebbe, songs with musical accompaniment as well as a festive meal! $10 donation requested. RSVP to 518-526-0773 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 

Saratoga Summer Concert Series: Nocturne Troubadours

Congress Park, War Memorial, Downtown Saratoga Springs | 7 p.m. Songs, magic, life, and the spirit of music delivered with soul, the cosmos, and stringed instrumentation. A blend of newgrass and folk grass with a Celtic spark of pop and twang is a refreshing sound to stir the ear and soul.  Gather your friends and family, bring your blankets and chairs, find a spot on the lawn, and enjoy some of the area’s favorite performers. This free, family-friendly concert series is a program of the Saratoga Springs Heritage Area Visitor Center in partnership with Discover Saratoga, Saratoga Arts and the City of Saratoga Springs.

Monday, July 8

Nature Makerspace

Wilton Wildlife Preserve, 80 Scout Rd., Wilton |11 a.m. – Noon. Join educators as we learn about different nature-based topics and conclude the program with a craft to take home. Each day will be a different theme! This program has a $3 supply fee per participant. Registration is required at least one business day in advance. To sign-up please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., visit the website at wiltonpreserve.org, or call the office at 518-450-0321.

Tuesday, July 9

Guided Nature Walk: Champlain Canal Trail 

Halfmoon's Champlain Canal Trail, 8 Brookwood Road and 20 Upper Newtown Road, Halfmoon| 9 a.m.

Meet us for a guided walk. Addison Kubik of the Cornell Cooperative Extension will be sharing his knowledge as we explore. Registration required. 518-371-8622. www.cphlibrary.org

Iron Spring Garden Walk

The Old Iron Spring Park, Front Street, Ballston Spa | 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Join the members of The Ballston Spa House & Garden Club for a casual walk. Chris Burghart, Iron Spring Garden Project Chair will provide a tour of native plant horticulture at the rejuvenated and ever-evolving Iron Spring Garden. The public is welcome. The Ballston Spa House & Garden Club is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the love of gardening, the protection and conservation of natural resources and the civic beautification of the Village of Ballston Spa. For more information on BSH&GC and for membership opportunities, contact club President, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Wednesday,
July 10

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: Cost is $15 per dinner. Cash only.

2024 Music in the Park Performance

Gavin Park, 10 Lewis Dr., Saratoga Springs | 7 – 9 p.m.  The Town of Wilton presents Music in the Park on Wednesday nights. Schedule: July 10 Party of Three, July 17 T.S. Ensemble, July 24 Vinyl Vault, 7/31 Nostalgia, August 7 Skippy and the Pistons, August 14 Fenimore Blues, August 21 River Junction, and August 28 Vinyl Vault

Thursday, July 11

2024 Adirondack Greek Festival

St. George Church, 55 Main St., South Glens Falls | 4 - 8 p.m. Enjoy souvlaki and gyro sandwiches and pastries outside under the tent. Friday and Saturday, July 12 and 13 from 12 – 7 p.m., enjoy our Full Festival days with more authentic Greek food/dinners & pastries, music, entertainment, and church tours. Free admission and parking. OPA! No on-line or phone orders will be taken for this event. For more information, call 518- 792-2359. www.sgforthodoxchurch.org.

Upbeat on the Roof Summer Concert Series

The Tang Teaching Museum at Skidmore College, 815 N. Broadway, Saratoga Springs | 6 p.m.  Future of Broadway — Contemporary showtunes from works-in-progress, presented in conjunction with The Orchard Project.  Before each concert, educators will offer Crafts on the Grass: art-making kits for kids starting at 5:30 p.m. All projects are suitable for children aged 5 and up, with adult supervision. Materials will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. The Tang galleries will be open before and after the concerts. In the case of inclement weather, the art-making activities and concerts will be held inside. Admission is free. For more information, please call the Visitors Services Desk at 518-580-8080 or visit https://tang.skidmore.edu/visit.

Tween / Teen Advisory Group (TAG)

Ballston Spa Public Library, 21 Milton Ave., Ballston Spa | 6 – 7 p.m. TAG gives middle and high school students the opportunity to develop leadership skills, brainstorm and help execute imaginative programs and recommend purchases for the library. The goal of the program is to provide a safe, welcoming and inclusive space for tweens and teens to have recreational opportunities as well as social and emotional support. Students should expect a meeting, snacks and activity. In addition, participants will receive community service for each session they attend. Registration is required for this group, limit 20. To sign up, stop in or call 518-885-5022.

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