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Week of June 28 - July 4

Upcoming events:

Iron Spring Garden Walk

Join the members of The Ballston Spa House & Garden Club for a casual walk through the Iron Spring Garden at The Old Iron Spring Park, Front Street, Ballston Spa on Tuesday July 9, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. 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, Kathy Kane; 

2024 Adirondack Greek Festival

The 15th Adirondack Greek Festival will be hosted by St. George Church, 55 Main St., South Glens Falls, on Thursday, July 11 from 4 to 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.

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,


This weeks event, June 28- July 4:

Friday, June 28

Poetry Open Mic

Saratoga Senior Center, 290 West Avenue, Saratoga Springs| 1 – 2 p.m. Featuring Poet Barbara Ungar

Author of After Naming the Animals, The Origin of the Milky Way, and others. Professor of English for 29 years at the College of St. Rose. RSVP by calling 518-584-1621. Light refreshments will be served. Suggested donation: $5. Each open mic participant may read 2 short poems or 1 longer one. The Saratoga Senior Center Open Mic is supportive, affirming, and non-threatening.


Universal Preservation Hall, 25 Washington St., Saratoga Springs | 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, June 30 at 2 p.m.; Wednesday, July 3 at 2 p.m.; and Saturday, July 6 at 7:30 p.m. Opera Saratoga present’s Mozart’s delightful comic opera COSÌ FAN TUTTE. Will promises made in the morning withstand a night of fantasy? Mozart’s sparkling music collides with Da Ponte’s darkly funny libretto in this betting opera where the promise of perfect marriage competes with the temptation of earthly desire. Tickets and information at

Saturday, June 29

6 Hour Live Defensive Driving

Saratoga Springs United Methodist Church, 175 Fifth Avenue, Saratoga Springs |  10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Save 10% on Auto Insurance for 3 years and reduce 4 points off record. 10-minute morning break and ½ hour for lunch – bring your own or step out.  No formal testing. Cost: $40 prepaid or $45 at door. Limited seating, please pre-register. Donation will be given to the church. Call:  518-784-5009 or register online: Instructors: Victor Bujanow and Deborah Harpine. 

Town of Milton’s 250th Revolutionary War Committee Ceremony

Grenell Cemetery, Grenell Road, Milton | 11a.m. Commemorating a sign honoring veterans of the Revolutionary War. The color guard of the Saratoga Battle Chapter Sons of the American Revolution will execute a musket fire salute in period uniforms.  The purpose of this committee is to draw attention to, and educate the public about important people, places, and events of the Town of Milton as they relate to the American Revolution.  For more information contact Michael Golden at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Guys and Dolls

Universal Preservation Hall, 25 Washington St., Saratoga Springs | 7:30 p.m.; June 29 at 7:30 p.m.; Tuesday, July 2 at 2 p.m.; Wednesday, July 3 at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, July 5 at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, July 6 at 2 p.m.; Sunday, July 7 at 2 p.m. Opera Saratoga presents Frank Loesser’s Broadway blockbuster Guys and Dolls. Featuring classic hits like “If I Were a Bell”, “Luck Be a Lady” and “Sit Down (You’re Rockin’ the Boat)”, Frank Loesser’s beloved gambling musical is a love letter to the precariousness of right now, and the probability of getting through it (by the sharp lapels of our checkered coat.) Tickets and Information at

Sunday, June 30

Capital District Chevrolet Club 41st Annual Car, Street Rod, and Truck Show 2024

Cook’s Park, Sham Brook Pkw’y, Village of Colonie | 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Rain or shine. Registration 9 a.m. -12:30 p.m., $20 per show vehicle (Cash Only). Spectators and parking free. (No dogs unless they are service dogs). Food and beverages available for purchase. DJ music, 50/50 and door prizes.   A portion of the proceeds will be forwarded to the “North East Regional Food Bank”, “ The Patriot Flight” to Washington for our Veterans and the “Double H Hole in the Wall Ranch”. No preregistration.  General Information: Phil 518-429-023. 

Summer Sunday Stroll of Saratoga’s Historic West Side

Meet: Entrance of Gideon Putnam Burying Ground, South Franklin St., Saratoga Springs | 10:30 a.m. George Demers will lead guests through the diverse historic west side neighborhood where Saratoga Springs’ Irish and Italian immigrants and Black community lived. The tour will highlight the settlement of this neighborhood, its rebirth as an arts district, and the rehabilitations that took place in the early 2000s. In addition to highlighting the historic architecture of this area, George will discuss the history of its residents, restaurants, stores, and clubs as well as the impacts of Urban Renewal and revitalization efforts. 

Healthify Your Life Series

Charlton Freehold Presbyterian Church, 768 Charlton Rd., Charlton | 1 – 3 p.m. Mindful Community  presents: Healthify Your Life Series with “The Power of Sound and Movement”. Workshop includes: discussion, facial movement, sound bath, fascia food sampler. This is a free event. To reserve your spot: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Monday, July 1

Fiction and Poetry Reading

Davis Auditorium, Skidmore College, 815 N Broadway, Saratoga Springs | 8 – 9:30 p.m. The NYS Summer Writers Institute at Skidmore College presents an evening fiction and poetry reading with James Hannaham (fiction) and Richard Blanco (poetry). This event is free and open to the public, no preregistration required.

Tuesday, July 2

Grand, Gilded and Glorious: A Saratoga Stroll

Saratoga Springs Heritage Area Visitor Center, 297 Broadway, Saratoga Springs | 10:30 a.m. – Noon. Join us as we share the legends and lore of Saratoga’s splendor. 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. $20.00 per person.  For reservations, please call the Saratoga Heritage Area Visitor Center: 518-587-3241, Tuesday – Saturday, 9 a.m.– 5 p.m. This unique and engaging tour will guide participants from the Saratoga Springs Visitor Center to Congress Park and will conclude with a complete tour of the elegant Canfield Casino.

Opera Saratoga Free Family Show

Universal Preservation Hall, 25 Washington St., Saratoga Springs | 11 a.m. – Noon. Favorite scenes and songs from GUYS AND DOLLS and COSI FAN TUTTE performed by Festival Artists.  With a sensory-friendly area and space to run around, children belong at Opera Saratoga.  This performance is free. 

Please support your community by bringing non-perishable food items or hygiene products (shampoo, deodorant, laundry soap, feminine hygiene, etc…) These will be delivered to the Franklin Community Center for distribution to families in need. Every contribution counts in making a positive difference.

Wednesday, July 3

Stuffed Chicken Breast 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: boneless stuffed chicken breast with gravy, mashed potatoes, vegetable, cranberry sauce, roll, tossed salad. Cost is $15 per dinner. Cash only.

Poetry Reading

Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs | 7 p.m. Caffè Lena will present a poetry reading by Roger Mitchell. An open mic poetry reading will follow. Doors open for sign-ups at 6:30 p.m. and the readings will start at 7 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, 518-583-0022.

Thursday, July 4

Saratoga Wilton Flag Day Parade / Bikeatoga

Meet: 2nd Street, between N. Broadway and Bryan St., Saratoga Springs |  4:30 p.m. This will be the inaugural parade for the Bikeatoga Bicycle Battalion, and we are excited to be sponsoring this Flag Day riding group, making it inclusive to all cyclists. All people with a bike, young and old, large or small bike. e-bike or Pedal powered and anything in between are invited to show your patriotic colors when you decorate your bike and self for the Saratoga Elks Flag Day Parade.  There are plenty of colorful items to decorate your bike with at the Dollar Tree. Meet up so we can mix and mingle with other bikers, swap cycling stories and touch up on the bikes. The Bikeatoga Bicycle Brigade will be stepping out shortly after 5 p.m. And riding in front of Santa Claus. This event is FREE and open to the entire cycling community.”


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