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Week of May 31 - June 6, 2024

Friday, May 31

“Charlton Makes!” Community Arts Reception

786 Charlton Road, Charlton | 6 – 9 p.m. Join us Friday, for a celebration of our local artists and makers featured in the third annual “Charlton Makes!” curated exhibit, market, and workshop series. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

“The Night Shall Be Filled with Music” 

St. Edward the Confessor Church, 569 Clifton Park Center Rd., Clifton Park | 7 p.m. The Clifton Park Community Chorus presents “The Night Shall Be Filled with Music” Collection of some familiar favorites and some not so familiar. Performing again on Sunday June 30, at 7 p.m. at Clifton Common Stage, 24 Clifton Commons Blvd., Clifton Park. Outside performance, bring your own seating. Admission is free. Sponsored by The Town of Clifton Park.

Music to Heal the Soul

Spring Street Gallery, 110 Springs St., Saratoga Springs | 7 p.m. Maestro Khan educates the audience about the history of our music, Raags, Taal, instruments and techniques. He performs pieces that highlight Classical music and other light forms of music such as Qawwali, Ghazal, Thumri and Bollywood.

His performance is an energetic, exciting, and educational way for audiences to engage themselves and tap into other cultures. Tickets are $20 for seniors and children age 12 and under, $25 general public. Pay at the door. For more information about the event and gallery hours, visit

Saturday, June 1

Cars and Coffee

Middle Grove Town Park, 430 Middle Grove Road, Middle Grove | 8 – 11 a.m. Hosted by the Town of Greenfield Lions Club. The 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. For more information about the Lions Clubs International, visit 

Outdoor Summer Yoga 

Saratoga Spa State Park, Saratoga Springs | Classes are held every day, from June 1 through August 31. Tuesday - Friday classes start at 9 a.m., Saturday classes at 8 and 9:30 a.m., Sunday at 9 a.m.  Bring your mat and experience your practice in this iconic park setting. Meet your teacher under the Brick Arches of the Administration Building across from the tennis courts, behind Spa Little Theatre.  If the weather is inclement, we will move inside the Roosevelt II building. All levels welcome! Vinyasa Flow is the style of Yoga taught.  All teachers are certified with experience. Suggested donation:  $15. Please find us on Facebook, at . For more information contact: Teacher Coordinators, Amy DeLuca at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or Judy Pawlick at sweetyogaforyou@gmail.

Heritage Garden Club Plant Sale

Italian American Center, 247 Grand Avenue, Saratoga Springs.  |9 a.m. until sold out. The Heritage Garden Club of Saratoga Springs will be will be selling Perennial plants and herbs as well as garden accents.  Come early for the best selections.  New members are always welcome.  You don’t have to have a green thumb to belong! Meetings are held at the Knights of Columbus at noon on the second Monday of the month except July and August at the Knights of Columbus, 50 Pine Street, Saratoga Springs. If interested call Sharon 518 258-1511

Early Childhood Book Fair

St. Paul’s Christian Childhood Center, 149 Lake Ave., Saratoga Springs | 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Join us for a Scholastic Book Fair geared to early childhood readers. Shop a large selection of picture books and popular titles for children in the early years. We will be holding an interactive dramatized story time each hour, as well as other fun activities. There is no fee for the event, books can be purchased with cash or check.

Pollinator Palooza

390 Wilton-Gansevoort Rd, Gansevoort | 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sustainable Saratoga is hosting Pollinator Palooza, a native plant sale and pollinator education event. Native pollinators (bees, butterflies, etc.) are in drastic decline due to habitat loss, pesticide use, and climate change. Planting native plants provides essential food and habitat for native pollinators. It is often challenging to find native plants, but at Pollinator Palooza, you can shop our selection of over 35 native plant species. Cash or check preferred We will have fun kids’ activities, raffles (gift certificates, books, plants, and more), entertainment, and delicious food from Coach’s Corner Food Truck and Sustainable Eats Food Truck!

23rd Annual Golf Classic

Fairways of Halfmoon Golf Course, 17 Johnson Rd., Mechanicville | Hosted by the Saratoga County Cornell Cooperative Extension 4-H Leaders Association. We invite you to join us for a day of friendly competition and camaraderie with fellow golfers, all while supporting a great cause. Sponsorship opportunities range from $1200 to $130, and individual players can join for just $140. Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to network, have fun, and make a difference in your community. To register, visit 

Artist Talk

Spring Street Gallery, 110 Springs St., Saratoga Springs | 7 p.m. Great conversation with artists Catherine Quinones-Austin, D. Colin, Kerry Dayton and Ali Herrmann. The discussion will be moderated by Aili Lopez, LMHC, ART, Co-founder and Program Director at C.R.E.A.T.E. Community Studios. 

Sunday, June 2

Wilton Wildlife Festival

80 Scout Rd., Wilton | 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. A wonderful event packed with so much to do with lots of hands-on activities for participants of all ages. Enjoy the spectacular bloom of the wild blue lupine flowers while observing the first brood of the endangered Karner blue butterfly. Learn about other native wildlife and enjoy the local trails in the town of Wilton.

Cabaret at the Mansion

Mansion of Saratoga, 801 Route 29, Rock City Falls  | 2 and 7 p.m. Opera Saratoga presents “Cabaret at the Mansion” featuring the very best in cabaret music! From Kurt Weill to Bill Bolcom, Rosephanye Powell to Madeleine Dring, the Opera Saratoga Festival Artists will sing cabaret standards and rare gems while the audience is treated to a delicious buffet by Rick Bieber of the Mansion of Saratoga. Tickets are $115 and available at

“Children of Peace” Documentary

Temple Sinai, 509 Broadway, Saratoga Springs | 7 p.m. Israeli Director Maayan Schwarz will join us for a discussion after the film. Maayan and his family grew up in Israel in the only community in the world where Palestinians and Israelis have chosen to live together. The village is called Neve Shalom/Wahat al-Salam, “oasis of peace,” a social experiment that became reality. The film explores the lives of children who grew up as best friends – but as adults, became aware of and lived with the daily, ongoing conflict around them between Israelis and Palestinians. This documentary was made before the crisis of October 7 but is more relevant now than ever as people discuss the future of this complex place. Advance registration is required. There will not be a Zoom presentation. Donations will be accepted. 

Monday, June 3

For the Love of Mars

Zoom Presentation | 2 p.m. Matt Shindell, a historian of science and curator of Earth and Planetary Science at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum, will discuss For the Love of Mars: A Human History of the Red Planet. Registration required. 518-371-8622.

Annual Potluck Dinner 

Galway Town Hall, 5910 Sacandaga Road, Galway | 6 p.m. Galway Preservation Society dinner is for members and new members.  Bring a dish, meet new friends, and join the Galway Preservation Society.  Membership is $10 annually per family/household.  The program begins at 7 p.m. Open to the public, free of charge.  This month’s program will be on the history of textiles presented by Anne Clothier.  She will discuss stories that textiles can tell us about individual people and society.  Examine original quilts, samplers, and garments of both men and women.  Attendees are welcome to bring items from their own family collections to share and discuss. 

Tuesday, June 4

Breakfast About Belmont

Principessa Elena Society, 13 Oak St., Saratoga Springs | 9:30 a.m. - Noon. An informal benefit for the

Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (TRF) and the Permanently Disabled Jockey Fund. Vince DeGregory, who left Saratoga Springs to rank among the top jockey agents of all-time, will head a trio of special guests. Featuring DeGregory, Hall of Fame jockey Ramon Dominguez and owner, breeder, and former trainer Phil Gleaves to discuss The Belmont Stakes on Saturday, June 8. All the featured guests have strong ties to Belmont and Saratoga and will share their stories and experiences.  Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door.

The Yaddo Golf Invitational

Saratoga National Golf Club, 458 Union Ave., Saratoga Springs | 1 – 9 p.m. Presented by NYRA - Hit the links with 128 of the Capital Region’s golfers to benefit Yaddo’s legendary artist residency. Special guest and Honorary Chair, bestselling author and journalist, Steve Friedman. Golfers will enjoy 18-holes of golf, plus carts; lunch, fun contests, and admission to the post-play dinner and awards ceremony in the Mansion at Yaddo. Win the Hole-in-One contest, and take home a 2024 VW ID.4 Standard, courtesy of Nemer Auto Group! Tickets are on sale now.  Sponsorship is also available. Hole signs start at $300. To sign up, visit FB event page: or contact for questions: Kat Trippany, Director of Donor Relations This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 518-584-0746

The Catholic Daughters of the Americas Meeting 

Knights of Columbus, 50 Pine Road, Saratoga Springs | 5:30 p.m. Members gather for Installation of Officers followed by the New Members’ Tea. The regular meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. CDA is one of the oldest and largest organizations of Catholic women in the Americas. Please join us. Any questions? Contact our Regent Lucille Koch by phone or text at 516-319-4577.

Embrace the Belmont

National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame, 191 Union Ave., Saratoga Springs | 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Benefitting Therapeutic Horses of Saratoga. Get up-to-date on the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes with  NBC sports reporter Donna Brothers. Learn handicapping basics and review the Belmont Stakes card with Fox Sports and NYRA analysts Acacia Clement and Maggie Wolfendale and Capital OTB host Seth Merrow. Tickets priced at $56 to pay homage to the 156th Belmont race. 

Opera Saratoga’s Concert Series 

Universal Preservation Hall, 25 Washington St., Saratoga Springs | 7 p.m. Listen to This: Voices to Heal Our Future”, with “The Other Side of Silence: A New Opera for Synthetic and Acoustic Voice”. This special program, written by and for people who use Alternative Assistive Communication, explores what it means to sing with your true voice, and examines technology’s role in the fabric of human society. This is a collaboration with RPI/EMPAC and composer Robert Whalen. Tickets and information about this and the rest of the “Listen to This” series at

Wednesday, June 5

BBQ Chicken 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: BBQ chicken, macaroni salad, baked beans, corn muffin. Cost is $15 per dinner. Cash only.

Belmont Memories with Tom Durkin

National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame, 191 Union Ave., Saratoga Springs |6 - 7:30 p.m. Legendary race caller Tom Durkin shares the stories behind some of his favorite and most iconic calls of the Belmont Stakes in the National Museum of Racing’s Hall of Fame Gallery with moderator Jeff Carle. Free for Museum members, $10 non-members. Tickets are available at the door. 

Poetry Reading 

Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs | Sign up 6:30 p.m. A poetry reading by Barbata Ungar. An open mic poetry reading will follow. Readings will start at 7:00. 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 518-583-0022.

Thursday, June 6

Welcome Back Summer Celebration

Hideaway Restaurant, Saratoga Lake Golf Club, 35 Grace Moore Rd. Saratoga Springs | 6 – 9 p.m. The Saratoga Lake Association, whose mission is to promote and enhance environmental quality of Saratoga Lake, natural beauty, and safe recreational use through education, community engagement and advocacy wants to invite everyone to it’s “Welcome Back Summer Celebration”.  The first drink and buffet dinner with music by Alan Goldberg and the Innocent Bystanders to be provided. Cost for members is $25 and $35 for non-members. Join or bring on a new member and receive a commemorative SLA coffee mug. For more information about joining or for the event go to Or, for event information email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. See you there.

115th Anniversary of Fire Towers in the Adirondacks 

Galway Public Library, 2112 East Street, Galway | 6:30 p.m. Author Marty Podskoch presents the “115th Anniversary of Fire Towers in the Adirondacks,” a talk about the changing history, uses, and restoration of these Adirondack treasures.  Please register to attend by calling 518-882-6385.

Mostly Modern Festival Kickoff Event

Caffe Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs | 7 p.m. Returning to Saratoga for its fifth season from June 6 – 21 at the Arthur Zankel Music Center on the Skidmore Campus. There are 11 orchestral, vocal, and chamber concerts by festival and guest ensembles of mostly new music. The festival also hosts the Mostly Modern Festival Institute, a three-week intensive with a distinguished 50-member faculty for up to 30 composers and 100 instrumentalists, vocalists, and conductors. The festival’s brand-new dramatic vocal works initiative celebrates living composers, librettists, and singers and is creativity-driven and composer-forward.  Audiences will witness riveting world premieres in each concert, written by upcoming and professional innovative composers. For concert and ticket details, visit

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