July 30 – August 5, 2021

Friday, July 30

Photographing the Beauty Around Me
Zoom Course, 2:15 – 3:45 | Saratoga County Office for the Aging is offering a new, free program for 55+ residents of Saratoga County: A six-week zoom course on how to capture digital photographs of environments and people. Participants will learn and hone basic aim-and-shoot skills. No previous photography skills are required. The course will be held every Friday through August 13. Pre-registration is required. RSVP to Christina Krowel: 518-884-4998 or email; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Saturday, July 31

Bike Rodeo
American Legion Post 70, 34 West Ave., Saratoga Springs
9 a.m. – Noon | Join Saratoga Springs Cub Scout Packs 4012 & 4016 for a Bike Rodeo. Grades Kindergarten through 5th grade are invited.  Bring your bicycle or scooter and your helmet.  Check your skills and learn about some other cool scouting activities and games. Contact John Koch (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) for more information. 

Outdoor Concert Series
Hubbard Hall Great Lawn, 25 E. Main St., Cambridge
6 p.m. | Bring your blankets and chairs and enjoy a relaxing evening listening to some great music and musicians! Arrive any time after 5 p.m. Maximum 100 attendees allowed on the lawn. In case of rain, concerts will be performed inside Hubbard Hall for a maximum of 45 audience members with house opening at 5:30 p.m. No reservations. First-come, first-sit. Masks required for those unvaccinated.  See hubbardhall.org for more information.  This evening’s featured artist is Men o’ War Balladeers. 

Haunted Saratoga Tours
Saratoga Tea & Honey, 348 Broadway, Saratoga Springs
7 – 8:30 p.m. | Hear the stories that have lived on in our city for hundreds of years. A 90-minute-long walking tour will take you in search of the ghosts rumored to haunt the city. Walking distance is less than a mile, covered at a leisurely pace. Cost is $22. 

Sunday, August 1

Summer Stroll: Broadway in 1874
NW Corner of Congress St. and Broadway, Saratoga Springs | 10:30 a.m. – Noon
Gloria May will lead a tour of Broadway that focuses on the sights and sounds of Broadway in 1874. Walk back in time to discover what has changed and what has remained the same in the historic downtown. All Sunday morning tours last approximately 90 minutes and require walking and standing on varied terrain. Tours will be limited to 30 and tickets must be purchased in advance. The cost per tour is $15 for SSPF members and $20 for non-members. Members who have received complimentary Stroll passes will have those honored for their value of $10 and will be required to pay the difference of $5. Visit saratogapreservation.org or call 518-587-5030 to purchase tickets in advance.

Hearts of the Adirondacks Festival
Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main St., Lake Luzerne

11 a.m. – 4 p.m. | The event will include make your own ice cream sundaes on the back porch, hot dogs and fixings hot off the grill, demonstrations of traditional Adirondack crafts, fireside storytelling, shopping at the Adirondack Folk School Gift Shop, musical performances, plus our annual silent auction and items made by Adirondack Folk School artisans from throughout the region. Auction open 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. This year’s quilt challenge will be displayed, and raffle tickets will be available for purchase. Admission is free, charges for food and purchased items. 

Rocktoga Charity Event
Malta Drive-In Theatre, 2785 U.S. 9, Malta | 12 – 6 p.m.
An afternoon of music and fun awaits attendees at the ROCKTOGA benefit. This family-friendly event’s proceeds will benefit the Melodies Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders at the Bernard & Millie Duker Children’s Hospital at Albany Medical Center. A multi-genre music lineup is headlined by local favorites Grand Central Station, Big Sky, Jocamo, and Superposition. $25 per car in advance; $30 day of the event. ROCKTOGA will also have: Food Trucks, Raffles, Celebrity Guest Appearances, Stock Car Displays and Exhibits. For tickets: www.eventbrite.com/e/rocktoga-charity-event-tickets-157992322289

Summer Concert Series
Congress Park, War Memorial, 268 Broadway, Saratoga Springs | 7 – 8:30 p.m.

The Schmooze will be performing. Gather your friends, bring your blankets and chairs, and enjoy some of our area’s favorite performers. Free to the public.

Monday, August 2

The Camp Saratoga 5K Trail Series 
Wilton Wildlife Preserve and Park Parking Lot #1, Wilton
6:15 p.m. | Monday evenings in August. Registration is $5 day-of or $20 for all five races. This is a low-key, all-outdoors event topped off by light refreshments and unusual raffle prizes. Please bring your own water. Proceeds benefit the Wilton Wildlife Preserve & Park. Current CDC and NYS guidelines will be followed. For more information, call Laura Clark at 518-581-1278 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit www.saratogastryders.org.

Band Ragged Company
VFW, 190 Excelsior Ave., Saratoga Springs | 6-9 p.m.

Food and drink specials. Everyone is welcome. For more information, please call 518-584-9686. Support your Local Veterans Organization. 

Tuesday, August 3

Congress Park Walking Tours
Saratoga Springs Visitor’s Center, 297 Broadway, Saratoga Springs

10:30 a.m. – 12 p.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.

Ellen Hardin Walworth Exhibit – Ribbon Cutting 
Canfield Museum, 1 East Congress St., Saratoga Springs | 11 a.m.

The Saratoga Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution and the Saratoga History Museum invite you to a ribbon cutting for the new Ellen Hardin Walworth Exhibit. Ellen was one of the four founders of the DAR and founder of the Saratoga Battlefield Commission.  For further information contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Wednesday, August 4

Roast Pork Dinner 
Saratoga Wilton Elks Lodge, 1 Elks Lane, Saratoga Springs | 4:30 – 6 p.m.
For curbside pickup only. Call Monday or Tuesday Between 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. to place an order. 518-584-2585. Menu: roast pork, mashed potatoes, vegetable, stuffing, applesauce, gravy and roll, tossed salad. Dinner for two is $25 cash only. 

Malta Summer Concert Series 2021 
Malta Community Center, 1 Bayberry Drive, Malta | 6 – 8 p.m.

Free to attend on the front lawn. Bring a picnic supper, blanket and/or chairs and enjoy! This week’s featured artist is Grit-N-Whiskey. 

Thursday, August 5

BBQ and Meeting
VFW, 190 Excelsior Ave., Saratoga Springs | Noon

Hosted by Chapter 60, Korean War Veterans Association. Members interested in attending are asked to call Carole Waldron at 518-584-4362, by August 2. Veterans who served anywhere during the Korean War, in Korea at any time, spouses, widows, family and friends are all invited to attend.  For further information or to join the organization, please contact Comm. Paul O”Keefe at 584-603-4186.  Annual dues for veterans are $10 and $5 for all others.

Concerts in the Park / Annual Ice Cream Social
Lions Music Park, Front St., Ballston Spa | 6 – 8 p.m.

This week’s concert features the Union Fire Co. Band. Bring lawn chairs or blankets to sit on. We will follow any continuing New York State guidelines for safe public gatherings that may be in effect at the time of the event. These may include social distancing measures, face masks and limited capacity in the park.  The concert series is free to the public. 

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