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April 26 - May 2, 2024

Friday, April 26

20th Annual Blue Friday 2024

Ninety Nine Restaurant, 3073 Route 50, Wilton Mall | 5:45 – 10 a.m. Honoring those who protect and serve. The event recognizes the sacrifices made by the men and women in blue. Join us for the 20th anniversary of honoring those who gave the ultimate sacrifice. Brand-new T-shirts, challenge coins, and blue carnations will be available. For more information, visit bluefridayny.org or contact Blue Friday New York President Pat Fox at 518-469-9201, Vice-President Lou Somma at 518-421-2921 or Secretary Bryan Pettit at 518-495-5062. Donations can be sent to Blue Friday of New York, PO Box 38235, Albany NY 12203

Fish Fry Dinner 

Saratoga Knights of Columbus, 50 Pine Rd., Saratoga Springs | 5 – 7 p.m. Take out or eat in the lounge.  The menu is fried or baked haddock, fried clam strips, French fries, clam chowder and dessert when available.  Cost is $15.  Dessert and chowder extra.

Color Pop!

The Schacht Gallery, 167 Hayes Rd., Schuylerville. | 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. and by appointment.  Saratoga Clay Arts Center is pleased to present COLOR POP!, a national juried exhibition of 60 functional and decorative works by 42 clay artists. Juried by prominent California potter and artist, Didem Mert, this exhibition features ceramic works that utilize color theory to express thoughts, ideas, and emotions.  The exhibition runs through April 27. Details online at www.saratogaclayarts.org. Visit www.saratogaclayarts.org, call 518-581-2529 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

Poetry Open Mic

Galway Public Library, 2112 East Street, Galway | 6 – 7 p.m.  This is an opportunity for poets to read their own works.  Sign-ups to read begin at 5:30 p.m. All are welcome to come and listen.  Call 518-882-6385 with any questions. 

Saturday, April 27

Multi-Family Garage Sale Fundraiser Supporting Higher Education for Women

51 Regatta View Drive, Saratoga Springs | 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Household items, books, toys, furniture, audio equipment, artwork and more. This event is sponsored by P.E.O. Chapter CR of Saratoga Springs. P.E.O. provides educational opportunities for women. We do this by offering scholarships, grants, awards, and loans to help women enhance their lives through learning. All proceeds will go towards funding these opportunities.

23rd Annual Maple in April Festival

Hadley Senior/Community Center, 24 Maple St., Hadley | 8 a.m. An outdoor, one day family fun event. French toast breakfast at the Community Center, maple sampling, a Backyard Sugar Makers Tasting Contest, Lil’ sugar dust-off Car, Truck and Vintage Tractor Show at the Hadley-Smead Park on Stony Creek Rd.  Food trucks, craft vendors, music, horse drawn wagon rides, the Roaming Railroad, street performers, Smokey the Bear, turn-your-own wooden wands with the Wizard, Farm Pets and activities for children including games, inflatables, face painting and pony rides. For more information email: info@This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for vendor application.    

National Junior Ranger Day

Saratoga National Historical Park, Visitor Center, 648 Route 32, Stillwater | 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Join us in a national celebration of Junior Rangers! We will offer special family focused activities and opportunities to earn a National Junior Ranger Day memento!

9th Annual Swap Meet of The Antique Outboard Motor Club

Schrader and Company, 850 Saratoga Rd., Burnt Hills | 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. There is no admission fee and no fee to display/buy/sell/trade. The event includes the buying, selling, and trading of antique and classic outboard motors, boats, and related items from attendees/vendors. The public is welcome. There will be food available for donation for morning coffee & doughnuts and lunch at noontime from local food establishments. The swap meet is held in an Antiques Roadshow type atmosphere. For information, visit http://mglen2.wix.com/mohawkhudsonchapter#. 

Volunteer Tree Planters Needed 

Pitney Meadows Community Farm, 223 West Ave., Saratoga Springs | 9:30 a.m. Help plant trees in the community. Sustainable Saratoga’s Urban Forestry Project will hold its 10th year of TREE TOGA planting event, adding an expected 35 large-growing shade trees to the urban forest. Volunteer Tree Planters get a lesson in tree planting before heading off in small teams. Once the trees are in the ground, Tree Host homeowners and other volunteers provide the care that is critical to tree survival and the success of Sustainable Saratoga’s mission to preserve and expand Saratoga’s urban forest. For more information, visit https://sustainablesaratoga.org/tree-toga/

Northeastern Woodworkers Open House

NWA Herm Finkbeiner Learning Center, 97 Railroad Ave., Albany | 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Celebrate Arber Day by Joining NWA at the open house. Long after a tree comes down it continues to protect our environment and enrich our lives. Several years ago, one of those trees, a black walnut, which was planted by then Union College President Eliphalet Nott (1805-1866), sustained serious damage. Logs from that tree found their way to the Northeastern Woodworkers Association (NWA). Members milled and dried that log. Six months ago, using lumber from the 200-year-old tree, club members began construction of two trestle legged, live-edged tables. Both tables will be on display at the open house. For more information about NWA visit woodworker.org 

Kentucky Derby Preview Panel and Book and Memorabilia Sale

The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame, 191 Union Ave., Saratoga Springs | 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.  Admission to the program and book sale is free. The Kentucky Derby program will begin at noon in the Hall of Fame. Additionally, the Museum Gift Shop will be offering 15 percent off all new books throughout the day. All proceeds from the sale will directly support the Museum’s John A. Morris Research Library.

Spring Clean Up and Annual Meeting Briggs Cemetery Association

Briggs Cemetery, Brookline Road, Ballston Spa | 9 a.m. & 11 a.m.  A business meeting and election of officers and trustees will be held. All lot owners and interested persons are invited to attend. The spring cleanup starts at 9 a.m. prior to the meeting at 11 a.m. For more information email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Opening Day at Grant Cottage

1000 Mt. McGregor Rd., Wilton | 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Join us for opening day of the 2024 season on Grant’s 202nd Birthday. General and Mrs. Grant will be onsite. Special activities like Guess the Artifact and 19th century children’s games. Enjoy something sweet to celebrate Grant’s birthday (while supplies last).  A special showing of a NEW Grant biographical film in the Visitor Center. As always, guests may also enjoy our audio app grounds tour, walking paths to the Overlook, Visitor Center exhibits, Gift Shop, and Cottage Tours(fee). Grant Cottage Programs and access to the site are always FREE. Cottage Tours have a small fee - www.grantcottage.org/hours. Book your Cottage Tour in advance on our website to ensure your desired time.

Poetry Performance Reading

Brookside Museum, 21 Fairground Avenue, Ballston Spa | 7 p.m. Celebrate National Poetry Month in April with the Ballston Spa Committee on the Arts FREE performance poetry reading featuring Elaine Handley, Marilyn McCabe and Joseph Bruchac, PhD. While this is a free event, space is limited, please register. If you have any questions about this event or would like to know more about the Ballston Spa Committee on the Arts, please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit our website www.bspaarts.org. Follow us on social media @bspaarts. for more art events in Ballston Spa!

Sunday, April 28

Breakfast Buffet

ITAM Post #35, 247 Grand Ave., Saratoga Springs | 8 – 11 a.m. Eggs to order, bacon, pancakes, etc. $10 adults, $9 seniors, $5 children (10 & under), Children under 5 free, $12 take-out orders. 

Monthly Indoor Craft and Garage Sale 

Saratoga-Wilton Elks Club, 1 Elks Lane, Saratoga Springs | 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. The popular Elks Ladies Auxiliary Sale. Admission is free. Last sale until September.  Over 40 vendors; great parking, bargains galore, and lunch.  Just about anything you can imagine might be found; new vendors signing up every month. A fun activity the entire family enjoys.  All proceeds go to local charities.   8’ table and chairs $15.   Email Debbie, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 518-885-6506 for information and to sign up for a table(s). 

Monday, April 29

Free Narcan Training 

Halfmoon Town Hall, 2 Halfmoon Town Plaza, Halfmoon | 4 – 6 p.m. The Town of Halfmoon in collaboration with the Saratoga County Department of Health and the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office to offer a free lifesaving Narcan Training session. Participants in the free training will learn to identify signs of an opioid overdose and safely administer Naloxone, commonly known as Narcan, a nasal spray that can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose. For more information, or to register for the event, please contact Halfmoon Town Supervisor Kevin Tollisen’s Office at 518-371-7410, ext. 2200.

Dunning Street Rural Cemetery Association Annual Meeting

Malta Ridge Methodist Church located at 729 Malta Ave Ext in Malta | 7 p.m.  All lot owners and any other interested parties are invited to attend.

Tuesday, April 30

Masters of the Air: An Evening with Donald L. Miller 

Spa Little Theater, 19 Roosevelt Drive, Saratoga Springs | 7 p.m. The Friends of the Saratoga Springs Public Library’s Saratoga Book Festival, in partnership with Literary Arts@SPAC and the Saratoga County Veterans Peer Connection program, announces it will present “Masters of the Air: An Evening with Donald L. Miller,” the acclaimed historian and bestselling author of Masters of the Air: America’s Bomber Boys Who Fought the Air War Against Nazi Germany. The inspiration behind the major Apple TV streaming series Masters of the Air, the book tells the gripping story of the American Eighth Air Force in World War II and the young pilots who flew the bombers that helped beat the Nazis and liberate Europe. Tickets and copies of the book are available now at https://saratogabookfestival.org/donald-l-miller-event/. Veterans are encouraged to sign up now for free passes on the Saratoga Book Festival website at https://saratogabookfestival.org/donald-l-miller-event/.

Wednesday, May 1

Saratoga Naturally Photography Exhibit

Thirsty Owl Bistro, 184 S. Broadway, Saratoga Springs | 11:30 a.m. – 9 p.m. The exhibition features stunning nature photographs that capture both the unique beauty and the spirit of Saratoga’s natural wonders and will be on display until June 15. The event will be open to the public free of charge daily. The exhibit features photographic images of Saratoga’s most beautiful parks and preserves and include breathtaking landscapes, trails, wildflowers, trees, rare plants, and many of its most popular inhabitants. For more information about the event, please contact Lyndsey Michaelsen, Thirsty Owl Bistro Events Coordinator at 518-587-9694 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.

Stuffed Shell 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. Cost is $15 per dinner. Cash only.

Poetry Reading

Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs | 7 p.m. A poetry reading by Darcy Smith. 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, 518-583-0022.

Thursday, May 2

Genealogy Assistance

Clifton Park Halfmoon Public Library, 475 Moe Rd., Clifton Park 11 a.m. Lisa Dougherty, a skilled genealogical researcher, will help with your questions, roadblocks, and other stumpers. Drop in with questions, stay for the round table discussion starting at noon. 518-371-8622. www.cphlibrary.org

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