Thursday, 02 August 2018 00:00

August 3rd – August 9th, 2018

Friday, August 3

“History, Legends, Lore and More” Guided Walking Tour 
Saratoga Springs Heritage Area Visitor Center,
297 Broadway, Saratoga Springs
10:30 a.m. – Noon
This 90-minute historical walking tour celebrates Saratoga’s Victorian era and the classic Victorian stroll. Join us as we stroll through Congress Park, take the waters and hear the stories of our most colorful characters, beloved monuments and treasured artwork. This tour is a family-friendly and educational event with something for first-time visitors and Saratoga natives alike. Cost is $8, children under 12 are free. For more information, contact the Saratoga Heritage Area Visitor Center at 518-587-3241.

Ghost Tours at Canfield Casino
Saratoga Springs History Museum,
Canfield Casino in Congress Park, Saratoga Springs
11 a.m. – Noon
One hour guided tours are every Monday, Wednesday and Friday and are led by staff and volunteers who personally experienced paranormal occurrences in the building. Tours include full admission to the Canfield Casino and all three floors of the Saratoga Springs History Museum. Cost is $10 adults, $8 children, Free for children under 5.

First Fridays
Downtown Ballston Spa
6 – 9 p.m.
Visit the village of Ballston Spa on the First Friday of every month and enjoy live music, art displays and featured shop promotions in many of our shops, restaurants and galleries. Free family movies in Wiswall Park at dusk. This week’s feature film is Coco.


Saturday, August 4

Big Truck Day 
Maple Avenue Middle School,
Maple Ave., Saratoga Springs
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Join The Children’s Museum at Saratoga for our annual FUNdraiser event. This hands‐on event provides the opportunity for kids to see, touch and explore their favorite trucks. Cost is $5 per child and $2 for adults. 

Sunflower Saturdays 
Pitney Meadows,
223 West Ave., Saratoga Springs
9:30 a.m.
Pitney Meadows Community Gardens will host an old-fashioned story time for children, followed by a hands-on, garden activity. The program begins at 9:30 a.m. with Faye Mihuta reading picture books on garden topics. Jess Clauser will then lead a garden activity at 10 a.m. Free admission.

Saratoga Summer Mall Expo – Arts, Crafts & Lifestyle 
Wilton Mall,
3065 NY 50, Saratoga Springs
10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Vendors and local businesses of all varieties! Great selection of pottery, hand-forged jewelry, stained glass, home décor items, herbal products, body care products, silk floras, and more. Prizes and raffles throughout Saturday and Sunday. Free admission.

The Man Who Baptized Grant
Grant Cottage,
1000 Mt. McGregor Rd., Wilton
1 p.m.
Dave Hubbard will outline the life of the Reverend Dr. John Philip Newman, clergyman, popular orator, author and world traveler, through his life’s religious and political activities. For more events at Grant Cottage visit 

Tang Family Saturdays – Outdoor Rubbing Art
Tang Museum, Skidmore Campus,
815 N. Broadway, Saratoga Springs
2-3:30 p.m.
Suitable for children ages 5 and up with their adult companions. Programs include a tour of a current Tang exhibition followed by a hands-on art activity. Free and open to the public. For reservations and information, call 518-580-8080.


Sunday, August 5

Breakfast Buffet 
Saratoga-Wilton Elks, 
1 Elks Lane, Rt. 9, Saratoga Springs
8:30 – 11 a.m.
Menu: eggs to order, fruit cocktail, French toast, pancakes, potatoes, breakfast sausage and ham, corned beef hash, sausage gravy and buiscuits, eggs benedict, juice, coffee and tea.
Donation Requested: Adults $10, Seniors and Military (active/retired with ID Card) $9, Children 5—12 $8, Under 5 free, Take-outs $10. Call 518-584-2585 for more information.

Saratoga Stryders 5K Trail Series Fun Run 
Wilton Wildlife Preserve and Park, Camp Saratoga,
Scout Rd., Parking Lot #1, Gansevoort
5:30 p.m.
The race series is open to all ages and abilities. Registration is $5 per race at the door starting at 5:30 p.m. Race begins at 6:15 p.m. - rain or shine. A raffle is held at the end of each race. At the last race of the series the Ironman and Ironwoman award is given. Proceeds benefit the Wilton Wildlife Preserve and Park, Saratoga Spa State Park and another local non-profit. For more information contact Laura Clark at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 518-581-1278. 

Annual “After the Race…” Cocktail Party
Saratoga National,
458 Union Ave., Saratoga Springs
6:30 p.m.
Please join us at our biggest annual gala to honor the retired thoroughbreds of Old Friends at Cabin Creek. Tickets are $100 in advance, $125 at the door. For more information or to purchase tickets please visit 


Monday, August 6

Kid’s Birding 
Moreau Lake State Park,
605 Old Saratoga Rd, Gansevoort
9 a.m.
Bring your kid to this fun birding event where we will try to see and learn as many birds as we can. We will walk down to our songbird viewing blind with some binoculars and bird field guides and try to scope out the birds! Please call the park office to register for this event with 24-hour advanced notice at 518-793-0511. Each child is $1.


Tuesday, August 7

Jumping the Moon Book Signing
Old Friends at Cabin Creek,
483 Sand Hill Rd, Greenfield, 
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Longtime volunteer and first-time author Bobbie Cromer will be selling and autographing copies of her book “Jumping the Moon” Jumping the Moon, a story inspired by her granddaughter’s mustang Holy Smokes and his journey from a wild mustang to show pony. Holy Smokes, Cromer and illustrator Madison Feldhaus will be at Old Friends to talk about the book and their passion for equine welfare. A portion of the proceeds of the sale of the book will be donated to Old Friends at Cabin Creek and The Mustang Heritage Foundation.

The Summer Place to be Luncheon
Longfellows Restaurant,
Rt. 9P Saratoga Springs
Noon – 2 p.m.
All women are invited to attend. Cost is $15 inclusive. Our Special Feature Richard Chait, will discuss, “A Look Back at the Railroads of Saratoga County.” Our Speaker, Sharon Palmer, a musician from Mohawk, NY will discuss finally finding the right key. Reservations are required.Please call Ellie at 518-584-3779 or Anita at 518-583-4043.

Ghost Tours at Yaddo 
Yaddo Gardens,
312 Union Ave., Saratoga Springs
5 p.m.
Ghost Tours will be held every Tuesday during Racing season. Private docent-led garden tours may be arranged at a date and time convenient to a group. Meet in the parking lot, $10 per person. For more information, contact Yaddo at 518-584-0746 or visit


Wednesday, August 8

Volkswalk for Fun, Fitness and Friendship 
Start point:Haven Ave. and Saratoga Ave., Round Lake
9 a.m.           
A volkswalk is a recreationally-paced, pre-mapped walk in a culturally or historically interesting area. They are planned with safety in mind and are great opportunities for exercise and sociability. Registration for each event starts one half hour prior to the walk and the cost is $2. Further information is available at

Roast Beef Dinner 
Saratoga-Wilton Elks, 
1 Elks Lane, Rt. 9, Saratoga Springs
4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Toss salad, soup, roast beef, mashed potatoes, seasonal vegetables, dessert, coffee and tea. Donation Requested:  $12 adults, $11. Seniors (62 years) and Military (active or retired) with ID Card, $8 Children 5-12.    Children under 5 free, $12 All Take-outs. Cash bar available. Call 518-584-2585 for more information.

Pickin’ Sessions
Milton Community Center, 
310 Northline Road, Ballston Spa
6:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Free to the public, ample free parking and please bring a snack to be share. Amateur/professional musicians are invited to play solo, background or join up with a group. We are having a fun season with extemporaneous, off-the-cuff music by local talented musicians. Check out our web page, 


Thursday, August 9

Summer Concerts in the Park 
Wiswall Park,
39 Front St., Ballston Spa
6 – 8 p.m.
This is a great family-friendly event. Bring your blanket and chairs to the park for a great evening of live music in the village. This week features Jim Gaudet and the Railroad Boys. 

Korean War Veterans Association Luncheon
Grecian Gardens Restaurant,
1216 Rt. 9 Halfmoon
Hosts will be Paul O’Keefe and Mary Kuelzlow. For reservations, please call Paul at 518-423-3990 or Mary at 518-580-1436 by August 7. Veterans who served anywhere during the Korean War, in Korea at any time, spouses, widows, friends and relatives are all invited to attend.  For an application to join the organization, please contact Comm. Roger Calkins at 518-584-3037. 

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