August 19 – August 25, 2022

Friday, August 19

Foaling to Finishline

4H Training Center, 556 Middleline Rd., Ballston Spa | 7:15 a.m. 

CCE Equine presents an all-inclusive $10 event to tour the Harness Racing Museum and Goshen Harness Track. The track was opened in 1838 and remains the oldest continuously operated track in North America. Participants will take a bus from the center and will go on a guided tour of the museum and, later in the day, a tour of the track. Space on Bus is limited; First come first serve.  For additional details and to sign up, please email Nicolina Foti at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Details: https://ccesaratoga.org/events/2022/08/19/foaling-to-finishline

National Aviation Week

The Empire State Aerosciences Museum
250 Rudy Chase Drive, Glenville | 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Celebrate National Aviation Week from August 19 - August 27. Movies, activities, crafts, BBQ, popcorn, ice cream. Fly in Breakfast on August 20, 8:30 a.m. The 109th AF Recruiting and their special Humvee will come by, birds of prey, food, aviation crafts, lawn pulls and so much more! For scheduling, please check our website at www.esam.org or our Facebook page. For more information call: 518-377-2191.

Meet the Artist Reception 

Cottage of Art & Design, 73 Beekman St., Saratoga Springs | 5-7 p.m.

The Cottage is a collective that showcases the work of six local creatives and features jewelry, fiber art, pottery, art quilts, tiles, mosaics, and paintings.  This weekend you will “Meet the Artist” Susan Rivers of Greentree Fiber Art. On Saturday, August 20, 1-4 p.m., the shop will feature “Quilted Alchemy Magic Show” demonstrations and Artist Talk, and on Sunday, August 21, from 1-3 p.m., Susan will offer a “Capture the Sun” workshop highlighting a variety of photosensitive techniques for fiber art. For details and class information, please visit www.CottageArtDesign.com or write This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Saratoga Children’s Theatre Summer Shows

615 Maple Ave., Suite 3, Saratoga Springs 

Leading Players present “Sister Act Jr” at 7 p.m. Also showing on Saturday, August 20 at 1 & 7 p.m. 

Tickets are available at www.onthestage.com/saratogachildrenstheatre. For more information call 518-886-8800 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Saturday, August 20

Community Mural

East Side Recreational Skatepark
226 Lake Ave., Saratoga Springs | 9 – 11 a.m.

\On Deck Saratoga Partners, Saratoga Spring Recreation Department and Spring Street Gallery are pleased to invite our local and regional community members, skaters, artists, and families to join in a day of art-making. The community-focused art event is a temporary visual addition for the ESRS ramps while we wait for the skatepark upgrade. The event will feature beverages and snacks for the volunteers. Donations to the skatepark construction fund can be made on ON DECK’s website www.ondecksaratoga.org, Venmo at @ondecksaratoga, or gofundme gofund.me/1a4b9c3f. If you are interested in volunteering for the mural project or other efforts for the skatepark, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

16th Annual Clifton Park Elks Car, Truck & Bike Show 

Clifton Park Elks Lodge, 695 MacElroy Rd, Ballston Lake | 9 a.m. – 3:30 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). Registration starts at 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. and awards around 3:30 p.m. Contestant registration is $10; Spectators are free. Rain Date is Sunday, August 21. For Information - Doug Simmons at 518-669-4588. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Yoga on the Farm

Therapeutic Horses of Saratoga
683 Lake Ave., Saratoga Springs | 9:30 a.m.

Join the Hot Yoga Spot and our talented teacher, Jeannine, for another outdoor class. Enjoy free coffee and refreshments after class from the Bread Basket Bakery. All money donated will support efforts to care for horses and participants will get to tour the grounds and enjoy time with the beautiful horses after class. $25 minimum donation.  To sign up visit www.thehotyogaspot.com/special-events

Sunday, August 21

Summer Sunday Stroll: Post Time

Meet: SE corner of Nelson and Union Avenues, Saratoga Springs | 10:30 a.m. – Noon.

Join Georgia Horner to explore the area surrounding the Saratoga Race Course. This walking tour highlights the history of the Reading Rooms, National Museum of Racing & Hall of Fame, Oklahoma Training Track, and the Fasig-Tipton Humphrey S. Finney Sales Pavilion. Cost per tour is $15 for SSPF members and $20 for non-members.  For additional information or to purchase tickets, 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, August 22

5 K Trail Series 

The Saratoga Stryders Camp Saratoga 5K Trail Series will be held at 6:15 p.m. Monday evenings in August through August 29.  Registration is day-of only: $30 for all 5 or $5 for each individual race. This is a low-key, fun event topped off by unusual raffle prizes.  Please bring your own water. 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 www.saratogastryders.org.

Tuesday, August 23

Kids Eye Screening Event

Middle Grove Town Park, 430 Middle Grove Road, Middle Grove 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Sponsored by the Greenfield Lions Club. The event is free and is open to kids aged 6 months to 7 years old.  Parents/guardians must accompany their child and complete a hold harmless.   For more information contact Lion Andrea Penamora at 518-528-7776 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more details. 

Congress Park Vendor & Craft Festival 

Congress Park (behind Carousel)
268 Broadway, Saratoga Springs | 10 – 4 p.m. Jewelry, gemstones, handbags, home décor, body care, color street, maple products, CBD Oil, Dow botties, Lipsense, tumblers and more! Rain or Shine. Free admission. For more information follow us on Facebook @congressparkcraftfestival. 

Guided Trolley Tours 

Saratoga Springs Heritage Area Visitor Center
297 Broadway, Saratoga Springs | Beginning 10:30 a.m.

Informative and entertaining tour includes historic sights and points of interest along Broadway, North Broadway, Skidmore campus, High Rock Park, Saratoga Spa State Park, Saratoga Race Course, and more. For reservations, call 518-587-3241. Tickets are $25.

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. 

Let’s Talk History

Old Fort House Museum, 29 Broadway, Fort Edward | 6:30 – 8 p.m. Join John Weber, of the Fort Edward Historical Association, for a weekly evening of lively conversation about history.  New history – ancient history, two-week-old or 18th century and anything between.   Come to converse or listen & learn – agree or disagree – but mainly to enjoy friendly conversation. Our picturesque region is gilded with the blood, sweat, passion & brilliance of our history – from colonial times through the French & Indian and Revolutionary War eras.  Historic topics needn’t be limited to local history. Weather permitting, on the lawn, so bring a chair.  All ages welcome. The event is free. 

Summer Concert Series

War Memorial, Congress Park, Saratoga Springs | 7 p.m.
Featuring Garland Nelson and Soul Session. Fun for all ages! The Heritage Area Visitor Center, located at 297 Broadway, will be the concert rain location.

Wednesday, August 24

Sautéed Chicken & Sausage Dinner Take Out

Saratoga Wilton Elks, 1 Elks Lane, Saratoga Springs | 4:30 – 6 p.m.
For curbside pickup only. Menu: sautéed chicken, sausage in a pick sauce over linguini, tossed salad, garlic toast. Dinner for 2 / $30. Cash only. Call Monday or Tuesday between 10 a.m. – noon to place an order. 518-584-2585. 

BINGO 

Knights of Columbus #246, 50 Pine Rd., Saratoga Springs | 7 p.m. 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.pm.  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.

Thursday, August 25

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: The Rogues. 

In-Person Talk on the Life of John Morrissey

Saratoga Springs History Museum, 1 E. Congress St., Saratoga Springs 7 p.m. | Presentation is free and open to the public. National-award-winning sportswriter and editor Brien Bouyea will delve into the fascinating details of this remarkable Saratogian’s life. Morrissey was an undefeated bare-knuckle boxing champion who founded Saratoga Race Course and served two terms in the United States Congress and one in the New York State Senate. A native of Ireland who grew up in Troy, N.Y., he also was a major figure in the gaming field, and constructed the Club House in Saratoga Springs, later known as Canfield Casino, which is now home to the Saratoga Springs History Museum. www.saratogahistory.org 

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