What To Do

Calendar of Events
 To have an event listed on The Schodack SCENE, Calendar page,
The Community Calendar is updated every Thursday

There is so much to do in and around Rensselaer County - Check out their EVENTS Page

There is so much to do...check out the GoToGuide.


March 26

95th anniversary of women's suffrage in America.

My play about about a modern day reunion of the suffragists, "The Stone that Started the Ripple," will be performed at Russell Sage College in Troy, NY on Thursday, March 26 at 7pm. Hope to see you there! Or...ask about bringing it to your town!

By Joseph Dalton During Patricia A. Nugent’s graduate studies at the University at Albany more than 20 years ago, she took an elective in women’s literature, a...

MS Musical – Thursday, Mar. 26 and Friday, Mar. 27 at 7:00 p.m.
Maple Hill Middle School students will perform "Shrek Jr. The Musical" on Thursday, Mar. 26 and Friday, Mar. 27 in the Middle School cafeteria at 7:00 p.m. Admission is $3 for children and students and $9 for adults.

March 26-29 

History According to Hollywood
TMC Classic Film Festival

March 27-April 18

March 29

Please join the Friends of the Castleton Public Library, the Castleton Fire Department and the Castleton Kiwanis for a Spring Egg Hunt and craft. This event will be held Sunday, March 29th, 1pm at the Castleton Fire House, 99 Green Avenue.

Get your tickets now to the Grand Opening Party at The Venue!

You will get a look at the most decadent new event space in the Capital Region. Stroll the beautiful cathedral turned event space, and dream of the future event you can host there.

Take Me To Church Sunday Night Out: On March 29th, enjoy an electric night out with friends. There will be an eye-opening fashion show, live entertainment, photo booth, cocktails, and vendors specializing in wedding, fashion, and food. If you're a bride in the midst planning your wedding, this is the show to attend! There will also be a 50/50 raffle to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

The newest and most spectacular event space in the Capital Region for weddings, performing arts, concerts, galas, fashion shows, club meetings, and so much more!

65 Congress Street Cohoes, NY
Tickets $10 in advance and $15 at the door.
Hosted by Abby Coufal, Erin Ford, Mike Schinnerer and Benjamin Stanfield

April 1
College Bound - College Prep Workshop – Wednesday, Apr. 1 at 6:30 p.m.
CAP COM will offer a free College Bound – College Prep Workshop on Wednesday, Apr. 1 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Albany Marriott, 189 Wolf Road. High school freshman, sophomores, juniors and their parents are invited to get valuable tips on college search, selection, applications, and building a smart financing plan. More info...

April 10

4/10 @ 7:30 PM - The Price is Right Live!
AAA Rate: $47.75/$37.75/$27.75
Regular Rate: $54.75/$44.75/$34.75

April 11

April 19

4/19 @ 3:00 PM - Englebert Humperdinck
AAA Rate: $51.00/$41.00/$31.00
Regular Rate: $58.00/$48.00/$38.00
April 24

4/24 @ 8:00 PM - Bill Cosby

AAA Rate: $67.50/$57.50/$47.50
Regular Rate: $74.50/$64.50/$54.50

April 29

May 15

Sesame Street Live! 
5/15 @ 10:30 AM (School and Daycare Performance)
AAA Rate: $63.00/$39.00/$13.00
5/16 @ 10:30 AM, 2:00 PM & 5:30 PM
AAA Rate: $63.00/$39.00/$22.00/$16.00
5/17 @ 1:00 PM
AAA Rate: $63.00/$39.00/$22.00/$16.00

May 10 

See the schedule here

Jay Ungar & Molly Mason: Acoustic Duo

Join us on May 10th to listen to the American roots duo Jay Ungar & Molly Mason
perform timeless renditions of Appalachian melodies, Cajun and Celtic fiddle
tunes, Civil War classics, swing and country songs, stunning waltzes, and their own
original works. The duo received international acclaim with their performance of
Ashokan Farewell on the soundtrack of Ken Burns’ The Civil War; the soundtrack
won a Grammy, and the song was nominated for an Emmy.

Tickets for this heartwarming performance will be sold in advance for $20, and the show kicks off
at 8pm with two 45 minute sets. Tickets are $25 at the door.

Plan ahead!

Village-Wide Tag SaleSaturday July 18, 2015
For more information, click here.
Click here to download Sign-Up Forms for the Tag Sale MAP.
HandMade in America: Artisans Along Main Street
Saturday October 10, 2015
Small Business Saturday
Saturday, November 28, 2015 
WinterWalk & Winter Parade 
Saturday, December 12, 2015 

July 5
Talent Show
Performances by young people from grade 9 and up.

Come and perform for CASH prizes!!! or come to watch and enjoy local talent.

$3 per person entry fee to participate
$5 per person admission fee to watch.
Sign up on our facebook event page or call the VCT and leave a message.
Performers should arrive by 6:00 pm & before 5:30 if there is a need for a sound or equipment check.

August 14th to the August 17th 
Youth Performance of Harvey
Elwood P. Dowd is a wealthy drunk who starts having visions of a giant rabbit named Harvey. Elwood lives with his sister Veta, and her daughter, and Veta worries that Elwood has gone insane.

October 25
Rocky Horror Picture Show
Doors open at 11:00pm, Showing at midnight.
$10 admission | $15 includes prop kit | $3 off if you dress a part

Events are free and open to the public and located at Page Hall, 135 Western Avenue, on UAlbany’s Downtown Campus,  unless otherwise noted.

February 20 (Friday)
Film screening — 7:30 p.m., Page Hall, 135 Western Avenue, Downtown Campus

Check out more offerings here!

Sundays beginning May 24 2015

Farmer's Market at Tranquil Spirit Wellness Center On Sundays from 9-1 this summer!  :)  Memorial Day weekend through Columbus Day weekend (May 24th-October 11th. Please help spread the word!
Farmer's Market at Tranquil Spirit Wellness Center On Sundays from 9-1 this summer!  Memorial Day weekend through Columbus Day weekend (May 24th-October 11th. Please help spread the word!

Check out the Spectrum 8 - AAA discount!

LOOKING FOR SOME SPIRITUAL  DIRECTION, A SENSE OF SELF OR A COMMUNITY? - Community Congregational Church of Clinton Heights, United Church of Christ, 221 Columbia Turnpike next to the E. Greenbush Town Hall. We are affiliated with the United Church of Christ. Learn more about the UCC at www.ucc.org.   Are you looking for some spiritual direction, a sense of self or a community? If so, Community Congregational Church of Clinton Heights can provide you with the friendship, fellowship and guidance you may be looking for. Here you will find a Community that is full of love and acceptance. We believe in getting involved. When you help others, you help yourself lead a Christ-like life. That’s why our congregation remains active in the community through several community service initiatives geared toward improving the quality of life for others. Head out on your new path by joining Community Congregational Church of Clinton Heights today! Call us at 518-477-4675 or visit www.clintonheightsucc.org.
First Monday
Castleton Public Library LEGO CLUB Are you a Lego fan?  Bring friends and your imagination to the library on the first Monday of every month at 6 PM. Check out the library calendar!

Third Monday
Castleton Public Library

The regular monthly meetings of the Library Board of Trustees is scheduled for the third Monday of the month at  7 p.m. on the second floor of Village Hall.  The public is encouraged to attend.  The Trustees will not meet in August and November. Sponsored by CPL Board of Trustees.

Castleton-on-Healthy @ Castleton Public Library
Castleton-on-Healthy meets weekly on Tuesdays at 10 am. The group focuses on mining through information to educate and develop skills to achieve and maintain a healthy lifestyle. We walk along to walking videos for about fifteen minutes and, in nice weather, we walk outside!

The North Greenbush Farmers Market will be held every Thursday from June through mid October at the Twin Town Little League Park on Williams Road in North Greenbush. Road. The market will open with delicious leaf lettuces, green house tomatoes, rhubarb, radishes, scallions and strawberries as well as a wide array of hanging baskets, bedding plants and potted plants. We invite you to stop by the market, chat with the farmers and other vendors and pick up some farm fresh produce.Hours: Thursday, 2:30-5:30 PM

First and third Tuesdays

CAFE THEO is an informal gathering of people from all walks of life who seek an understanding about the big questions in life. We engage in conversation on moral, philosophical, and spiritual topics. Some recent topics include: idolatry, limits of perspective, and Nietzsche’s will to power. We welcome all points of view and religious perspective, and our common ground honors freedom of conscience in respectful conversation. We invite you to join us for an evening of engaging discussion, music, and a period of reflection. Refreshments are provided. We meet every 1st and 3rd Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at St. Paul’s Methodist Church, 1583 Carney Road, Castleton.

SOUP DAY at the RENSSELAER SENIOR CENTER - The Rensselaer Senior Center is please to announce that we will be serving soup every Thursday, along with our regular delicious, nutritious meal. And, if you bring a container, we will send you home with soup and corn bread, that you can enjoy at your leisure. Reservations are required, so call the center at 463-2166, and come and enjoy our delicious soup. There is plenty of free parking near the center.
Castleton-on-Healthy meets every Thursday at 6 PM to share resources and tools to help individuals achieve and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

CASTLETON LIBRARY,TEEN GAME NIGHT, Castleton Public Library, 85 South Main St, 6:30 to 8:30 pm, free. Refreshments, movies. 518 732-0879.

South Schodack Volunteer Fire Department

First Friday
ALBANY NY – The 1st Friday of every month marks a funky and fun night of the arts in Albany, starting at 5pm. The event is fittingly named... 1st Friday. Residents and visitors flock to downtown Albany for this highly anticipated art event, administered by the Upstate Artists Guild.

FREE REIKI...Free Reiki on the 1st Friday of every month from 6:00 – 6:45 pm at Venture Inward, 568 Columbia Turnpike, #16 VanDenHouten Square (back entrance), East Greenbush. Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by “laying on hands” and is based on the idea that an unseen “life force energy” flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one’s “life force energy” is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress; and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy. Energy healers and Reiki practitioners work together to help balance and regenerate calling upon angels to assist in energy work to relieve stress and bring renewed wellness to body/mind/spirit. FREE! Email: venturein@yahoo.com; 518-477-6566 www.Venture-InwardCenter.com

Third Friday Schodack Valley Pizza Night!
FAMILY STORY TIME, E. Greenbush Community Library, 10 Community Way, 11 am. Stories, songs, crafts; all ages. 518 477-7476.

Third Saturday - Schodack Valley Pizza Night


CIVIL WAR special exhibition, Home and Away: Columbia County During the Civil War, Vanderpoel House of History, Kinderhook, open weekends from 10 am to 4 pm. www.cchsny.org, 518 758-9265, or cchs@cchsny.org.


Sundays beginning May 24 2015
Farmer's Market at Tranquil Spirit Wellness Center On Sundays from 9-1 this summer!  Memorial Day weekend through Columbus Day weekend (May 24th-October 11th. Please help spread the word!

ARCHITECTURE FOR ART GALLERY, 2633 Rte. 23 (B&G Wine Building), Hillsdale. Sat & Sun noon-5 pm or by appt. 518 325-1114. architectureforart.com.
ARTVIEW GALLERY, 14 Main St., Chatham. Thurs-Sat noon-5 pm, Sun noon-4 pm or by appt. 518 392-0999. artviewgalleryny.com.

OLANA STATE HISTORIC SITE, 5720 Rt. 9G, Greenport. 518 828-1872. olana.org.
OMI INTERNATIONAL ARTS CENTER, 1405 CR 22, Ghent. Notes for the Future, works on paper and concrete sculptures by Thomas Lail. Ten new outdoor sculptures on view in Fields Sculpture Park. Open daily. artomi.org.
Like Lions (Albany, NY)

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