Highlighted Events and Programs

Juneteenth: In Conversation

Location: Online

During the month of June, join us in honor of Juneteenth as we read, listen, learn, and discuss topics in Black History in America. Each week we will focus on a historical topic by reading articles, listening to podcasts, or watching videos before meeting to discuss what we've learned. Please register online here.

Week 1: The Tulsa Massacre For the June 3 meeting please read "‘Black Wall Street’: The history of the wealthy Black community and the massacre perpetrated there" and listen to the Smithsonian Institute's Sidedoor podcast episode "Confronting the Past."

Week 2: Red Lining For the June 10 meeting please listen to the interview or read the transcript of "A 'Forgotten History' Of How The U.S. Government Segregated America" and read "Why the homeownership gap between White and Black Americans is larger today..."

Week 3: The Criminal Justice System For the June 17 meeting please read "The battle for voting rights in the age of mass incarceration" and watch the TED Talk "We Need to Talk About an Injustice"

Week 4: The Black Experience in America For the June 24 meeting please listen to the "This Racism is Killing Me Inside" episode of NPR's Code Switch podcast and read "Walking While Black"

This online program uses the Zoom livestreaming platform. It will require access to a computer, mobile device with the Zoom app installed, and/or a phone for audio-only access.

Registration with an email is required in order to receive information on how to connect. The e

Make the Most of Your Summer: Outdoor Experiences to Enjoy Safely

Location: Online

Summer is here and the gardens are in full bloom! Now is your chance to safely enjoy outdoor splendor. Join tour guide Rhona Koretzky and fellow enthusiasts to explore the myriad of botanical gardens, sculpture parks and natural wonders that abound in our area. Then we will take a peek at installations a bit further away for inspiration to explore later into the summer and into the fall. We are emerging from our cocoons. It is time to enjoy! Registration is required. Please register online here

This online program uses the Zoom live-streaming platform. It will require access to a computer or mobile device with the Zoom app installed, or a phone for audio-only access. Registration with an email is required in order to receive information on how to connect. The email will be sent three hours prior to the scheduled start time of the program.

They're Off at Saratoga!

Location: Online

That is the traditional cheer from the crowd as the opening bell rings at Saratoga Race Course. You bought a program and have looked at it but are totally lost as to what most of it means, so you play your birthday or your grandmother’s birthday, or the jockey in the pink hat, just to have a horse in the race. But what does all that jargon and the stats all really mean? Welcome to Handicapping 101. In this zoom presentation, you will learn what the basic elements of a race are and how they are indicated in the program to help you in picking a winner. We will also look at the types of bets that can be made to help you maximize your winnings....or losses, ...there are no guarantees. That’s a Horse Race! Please register online here.

Cooking in the Kitchen with Jodie Fitz

Date: Wednesday, July 14
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Location: Online

Join Jodie Fitz (virtually) from Price Chopper/Market 32 and create Lady Bug Bites, Snails, and Butterfly snacks together in your kitchen. Young children might need help from an adult. This program will take place LIVE via Zoom. Registrants will be responsible for all ingredients for the recipe. Recipe and ingredients needed will be published shortly. Please register online, in person, or by calling 518-584-7860, ext. 305.

This online program uses the Zoom livestreaming platform. It will require access to a computer, or mobile device with the Zoom app installed. Registration with an email is required in order to receive information on your supply list, set up, and how to connect.

  • An email will be sent with the supply list seven (7) days prior to the program.
  • An email will be sent with a set up list four (4) days prior to the program.
  • A how to connect email will be sent three (3) hours prior to the scheduled start time of the program.

An Afternoon with Grammy Award Winning Musician and Storyteller Bill Harley

Date: Tuesday, July 13
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Location: Pitney Meadows Community Farm

Join us at Pitney Meadows Community Farm for an afternoon of music and storytelling with Bill Harley. Registration is limited and required for this event. Please register each attendee individually online through our Events Calendar. This event is made possible by a Stewart's Holiday Match Grant.

Intergenerational entertainment at it’s best, Bill’s songs and stories paint a vibrant and hilarious picture of growing up, schooling and family life. Masterful storytelling and comic narrative songs will have listeners young and old laughing out loud. With slice-of-life vignettes about big trouble and simple pleasures, Bill’s rubber-faced abandon and keen memory will delight the entire family.

Bill Harley is well-traveled, well-read, well-educated, well-spoken, and well-loved. Accompanied by his guitar, his narrative songs and stories, both original and traditional, are a celebration of our common humanity. Best known for his work with children and families, his ability to navigate through a confusing world with humor and wisdom is evident in his masterful storytelling as well as his numerous award-winning recordings and books. A two-time Grammy winner, he is vibrant, outrageous, unpredictable and genuine with songs and stories about growing up, schooling and what it is to be human—our connections with one another and with the planet we share. Recognized by audiences and peers as one of the finest performing storytellers in the country, his work has influenced a generation of children, parents, performing artists and educators. Bill tours internationally as a performing artist, author and keynote speaker from his home in Seekonk, Massachusetts.