What To Do

Calendar of Events
The Schodack SCENE Community Events listed for FREE cthrnsgr@gmail.com
The Community Calendar is updated every Thursday
There is so much to do in and around Rensselaer County -
Check out these links: Castleton Library, Rensselar County EVENTS page or the GoToGuide

Museum Passes

Coming up...

Berkshire Museum

CPL has a pass for FREE general admission for up to 2 adults and 2 children under the age of 18. Children 3 and under are always free. Visit  Berkshiremuseum.org for directions, hours and more information!    berkshiremuseum.org

Children's Museum of Science and Technology

CPL has a pass for FREE admission for up to 2 adults and all dependent children under the age of 18. Please note that the museum does not admit adults to the museum if not accompanied by children.  cmost.org

The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute 

CPL has a pass for FREE general admission for 1 adult (children under the age of 18 are free). Visit the Clark Art Institute for directions, hours and more information!    clarkart.edu

Hancock Shaker Village

Bring CPL's pass to the Visitor's Service Desk for free Admission to Hancock Shaker Village for two adults and two youths (13-17).  Children 12 and under are always free.  Visit the Hancock Shaker Village website for directions, hours and information about the 2014 season!  hancockshakervillage.org

The Hyde Collection

CPL has 2 passes to the Hyde Collection. Each pass admits 2 adults/children under the age of 18. Included with admission are audio guides by cell, family activities, The Artist's Studio for children, docent-led tours, lectures, and program (excluding special events). Visit www.hydecollection.org to confirm schedules and availability.  

MASS MoCA: Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art

CPL has a pass for FREE admission for up to 2 adults and 2 children under the age of 16.  massmoca.org

miSci: museum of innovation and science

CPL has 2 passes!  Each pass is for free general admission for 2 adults & 2 children (children under 4 are free). 

October 22
The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is scheduled for Saturday, October 22, 2016 from 10 am – 2pm. This initiative aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications.

Please visit this link to find a location near you-

Saturday, October 22, 4:30pm – Sunday, October 23, 2016, 9am

Have a Spook-tacular Night at miSci!
Explore the museum with a spell-binding scavenger hunt, encounter aliens with hourly Challenger Adventure missions, learn about the things that go bump in the night in the planetarium, and gasp at the mystical properties of dry ice.

Dinner and Breakfast included. Space is infinite, but registrations are limited. Children must be accompanied by adults.

October 27
Join us at our 7th Annual Pumpkin Palooza Fall Festival
Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016
5:30 – 8 p.m.
McDonough Sports Complex
Free and open to the public and campus community.

Caricatures! Mr. Twisty! Carnival Games! Halloween Costumes Welcome! Prizes! Music!
Heartfelt Clowns! Magician Jim Snack! Free Refreshments! Bike Give-Away!
Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
For more information, email pumpkins@hvcc.edu.

*We will be accepting donations of non-perishable food items for our food pantry.*
Halloween Space Camp-In


Castleton Library Calendar

Block Party
Friday, Oct. 14, 10:00-11:00 a.m.
Halloween Costume Swap
Saturday, Oct. 15, 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

December 23 Dinosaur BBQ
Michale Graves with Becoming a Ghost -Dino BBQ

Coming Back Soon!


Live Music - Local Produce - Pasture Raised Meats
Baked Goods - Artisanal Foods - Handmade Crafts


Schodack Island State Park

1 Schodack Way, PO Box 7 Schodack Landing, NY 12156
Cross Country Skiing & Snowshoeing: During winter season.
4-M's Farm
2537 Phillips Road Castleton, New York 12033
Have fun and learn about horses!

CNSE Children's Museum of Science & Technology
250 Jordan Road Troy, New York 12180
Explore, Discover and Imagine the World of Science at CNSE CMOST.

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.

Third Monday
Library Board of Trustees Monthly Meeting 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!

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.


Block Party

Fridays from 10:00-11:00 a.m.

February 5, 12, 19, 26; March 4.

Bring your baby, toddler, or preschooler in for group play with wooden blocks, and help develop their skills in early literacy, math and reasoning, logic, social know-how and more!
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


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!

First Sunday
The Castleton Firehouse Breakfasts started October 4th 8am.
The first Sunday of the month bring the family and enjoy a hearty breakfast.



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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