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Soldiers’ Sanctuary – We Need Your Veteran pictures!
11/02/2015
Soldiers’ Sanctuary – We Need Your Veteran pictures!

Soldiers’ Sanctuary – We Need Your Veteran pictures!

Come to Sand Lake Center for the Arts on Rt 43 in Averill Park on Nov 11, 7pm to view this documentary produced by Luke Hansen of DACA productions.

During the conversation after the movie a slideshow of veteran's pictures will be displayed behind the speakers - AND WE NEED YOUR PHOTOS! Please help us honor you, your friends, and your family members! Please send photos to [email protected]. Admission is Free to all Veterans, $10 Adults, $8 under 18.

Soldiers’ Sanctuary tells a story of combat veterans healing the scars of war.

A group of US veterans of the Iraq, Afghanistan and Vietnam wars return to the battlefield of Khe Sanh, Vietnam where they meet with veterans of the People’s Army to plant trees on the site of the wartime combat base.

This historic event is the foundation of the Khe Sanh Garden, a world sanctuary dedicated to honoring the memory of fallen soldiers from all sides of armed combat and reconciling in peace with former enemies.

Halloween Weekend Events!
10/29/2015
Halloween Weekend Events!

Halloween Weekend Events!

Magical John's Big Top Stage at Field of Horrors
When: Today, Friday and Saturday, 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Where: Field of Horrors, 100 Farrell Road, Brunswick
Cost: $25
Magical John of Rochester NY will be performing his three unique shows to appeal to every age group. His Family Fun Comedy Magic Show will bring the audience right on stage to help perform the magic.


Special Halloween Challenger Learning Center Community Space Mission

When: Today, 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Where: Museum of Innovation and Science (miSci), 15 Nott Terrace Heights, Schenectady
Cost: $20 per person


Come in costume as one of your favorite space movie characters to be part of a crew of scientists and engineers in a simulated space mission at the Challenger Learning Center at miSci. After a short orientation in the Briefing Room, work onboard the Spacecraft to perform critical experiments and activities and in Mission Control to monitor and guide the spacecraft crew.
Reservations and pre-payment are required. Please call 518-382-7890 x 237. Ages 10 - adult; 20 participant minimum necessary to run the mission. $20 per person




Sensory Night Hike

When: Today, 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Where: Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center, 195 New Karner Road, Albany
Cost: $3.00/person, $5.00/family


It’s that time of year when we associate with dark and spooky things. On this multi-sensory tour of the Pine Bush after sun-down, we will explore nocturnal adaptations through hands on activities. Participants will walk away with a new found appreciation for the nocturnal world. We will hike 0.9 miles. Ages 6+. Pre-registration is required for all events. Please plan to arrive at least 5-10 minutes before the start of the program to purchase your ticket. Tickets can also be purchased in advance of the program at the Discovery Center reception desk. Groups with 8 or more people, please call us for special accommodations.


Schuyler Farms Corn Maze (Haunted at night 6:15 to 9:30)
When: Today until Sun, Nov 1, 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Where: Schuyler Farms Corn Maze
Cost: $8/person - Farm Admission is Free
Open Thursday thru Sunday see website or page for exact hours. Stop in for some Fall Family Fun for everyone! Corn maze, hayrides, pumpkins, petting zoo, gemstone mining, cider donuts and more! At night the corn maze at Schuyler Farms turns into 'The Field of Screams'. Nighttime events are Friday and Saturday only (starts at 6:15 pm).


Liberty Ridge Farm Harvest Haunt
When: all weekend
Where: Liberty Ridge Farm, 29 Bevis Road, Schaghticoke
Cost: $21 per person
The Liberty Ridge Farm Harvest Haunt takes place each weekend in October, offering five haunted attractions that are sure to scare you!


Double M's Haunted Hayride
When: all weekend
Where: 678 Route 67, Ballston Spa
Cost: $24.00
The Haunted Hayrides operate on a reservation system. Reservations must be made by phone. Please call 518-884-9122 to make a reservation. The haunted hayride lasts approximately 30-40 minutes.



Dead & Company
When: Today, 7:00 PM
Where: Times Union Center, 51 South Pearl Street, Albany
Grateful Dead members Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann and Bob Weir joined forces with singer/guitarist John Mayer to form the band Dead & Company.


Happy OWL-oween!
When: Today, 7:00 PM
Where: Clifton Park - Halfmoon Public Library, 475 Moe Road, Clifton Park
Come see live owls and birds of prey, courtesy of the Wildlife Institute of Eastern New York. Sponsored by the Audubon Society of the Capital Region.

Ghosts in the Yaddo Gardens
When: all weekend
Where: Yaddo Gardens - Union Avenue, Schenectady
Cost: $10 per person - Under 12 free
Experience the Spirit(s) of the Gardens and feel the energy and creativity of the forces of the Earth! Share in the spiritual intrigue from Native Americans, Edgar Allan Poe, and the Trask family.

Saratoga Scare Fair
When: all weekend
Where: Saratoga County Fairgrounds, 162 Prospect St., Ballston Spa
Cost: $10.00
The Institute Of Fear brings your fears and phobias to life in a Teen/Adult Haunted house located at the Saratoga County Fairgrounds! Open Friday-Saturday nights in October from 6:30 pm -10:00 pm.


Whispering Bones Storytelling
When: Fri, Oct 30, 8:00 PM
Where: Hubbard Hall, 25 E. Main Street, Cambridge
Cost: $13; $5 for students
Hubbard Hall presents Whispering Bones Storytelling at 8 p.m. Oct. 30. Kelvin Keraga hosts an evening of creepy and chilling tales, told by some of the region’s best storytellers, to benefit Hubbard Hall’s Arts Education.


Candlelight Walking Tours
When: Fri, Oct 30, 7:00 PM
Where: Schenectady County Historical Society, 32 Washington Ave, Schenectady
Candlelight Walking Tours are back! Candlelight Walking Tours will be held every Friday night in October. Come join us and explore the historic Stockade after dark to discover the neighborhood's haunting past!


Halloween Party at Saratoga's Kids Castle
When: Fri, Oct 30, 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Where: Saratoga's Kids Castle, Saratoga
Halloween Party at Saratoga's Kids Castle! Costume contests, face painting, candy apples and more Halloween Fun!


1st Annual Trunk Or Treating Event
When: Fri, Oct 30, 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Where: UAlbany Downtown Campus, Thurow Parking Lot, 135 Western Ave, Albany
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
A safe trick or treating event for all ages.

Troy Night Out
When: Fri, Oct 30, 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Where: Downtown Troy
Come on down to Downtown Troy for this month's Halloween TNO! With the night's focus on celebrating Troy's awesome shops and boutiques, October's TNO will feature specials for students!

The Spirits of Rensselaer: RPI's Historic Ghost Tour
When: Fri, Oct 30, 2015 | 7:00 PM
Where: RPI - Rensselaer Union Patio, 15th Street Side, Troy
Cost: FREE ADMISSION, Registration Required
Take a 90 minute guided walking tour of the lower campus while learning about the history of Rensselaer and the people who made it famous while possibly meeting a few spirited characters along the way.

Hocus Pocus (Movie Event)
When: Fri, Oct 30, 7:00 PM
Where: Palace Theatre, 19 Clinton Avenue, Albany
Cost: $5.00 for Adults and $3.00 for Children
Kinderhook Bank Movie Series


Mopco Presents: Spooky Ooky Pooky
When: Fri, Oct 30, 2015 | 8:00 PM
Where: Underground at Proctors, 432 State St, Schenectady
Cost: $6.00 students & seniors, $14.00 general admission
Spooky, Ooky and Pooky, the resident Ghosts of the Proctors Underground, welcome you for yet another evening of improvised chills, thrills and things that go bump in the night!


7th Annual Monster Ball at Vapor Nightclub
When: Fri, Oct 30, 8:00 PM
Where: Vapor Night Club at the Saratoga Casino & Raceway, 342 Jefferson St., Saratoga Springs
DVDJ Dread takes the stage for our 7th Annual Monster Ball! Win a share of $3,000 in our costume contest! Prizes awarded for Best Male, Female, Couple and Group costumes.


TvFILM presents a Night of Frights
When: Fri, Oct 30, 2015 | 8:00 PM
Where: The Linda - WAMC's Performing Arts Center, 339 Central Ave, Albany
Cost: $8
The evening will showcase the best locally-produced horror and thriller short films from around the Capital Region. Join TvFILM host Brandon Bethmann and the filmmakers for a night of Halloween-themed fun.


Halloween Costume Party & Two Year Anniversary at L.A.X. on Lark!
When: Fri and Sat, 9:00 PM to 12:30 AM
Where: L.A.X. on Lark, 203-207 Lark Street, Albany
Cost: No Cover/ $25 special open bar offer
Do not miss out on the Halloween Costume and Two Year Anniversary Party at L.A.X. on Lark on October 30th and 31st!

Dave & Buster's Family Halloween Event
When: Sat, Oct 31, 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Where: Dave & Buster's, Crossgates Mall, Albany
Dave & Buster's has two amazing ways for you and your family to celebrate Halloween! Our friendly event will be held on Saturday, October 31st from 11am-2 pm.


Crossgates Mall-O-Ween
When: Sat, Oct 31, 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Where: Crossgates Mall, One Crossgates Mall Road Albany
The event kicks off at 12 p.m. with the traditional trick-or-treat at many mall merchants and throughout the common area. Then, B95.5 finishes with a cool costume contest at 2 p.m. on the lower level near Apple.


Family Fun: Critters of Halloween Come Alive
When: Sat, Oct 31, 2:00 PM
Where: Five Rivers Environmental Education Center, 56 Game Farm Road, Delmar
Halloween is here, and bats, owls, spiders and crows decorate our doorsteps. But what is the real story behind these critters we love to fear?


Rocky Horror Picture Show
When: Sat, Oct 31, 8:00 PM
Where: The Linda - WAMC's Performing Arts Center, 339 Central Ave, Albany
Cost: $10 in advance, $12 at the door
Halloween Special TWO SHOWS 8PM & MIDNIGHT Seating is limited (with additional standing room) so ticket holders need to arrive no later than 7:45 or 11:45 or be prepared to stand!


The Jockey Zombie Crawl
When: Sat, Oct 31, 8:00 PM
Where: Downtown Saratoga Springs
Halloween night ... downtown Saratoga.... Join the Jockey Zombie Crawl ! Presented by the all-new Captain Morgan Cannon Blast Prizes for the best, sexiest, most disturbing, Hollywood zombie and more!


Monster Madness Dash
When: Sat, Oct 31, 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Where: Troy YMCA, 2500 21st Street, Troy
Cost: $10 3K Walk; $20 5K Run; Free Kids Fun Run:: Register as www.FinishRight.com
Please join the Troy Family YMCA at our Fall Festival Day featuring our Healthy Community Series 5K Run, 3k Walk, and Kids Fun Run on Halloween.


80s Halloween at Fuze Box
When: Sat, Oct 31, 2015 | 9:00 PM
Where: Fuze Box, 12 Central Avenue, Albany
Cost: Free before 10:00 PM | $5 afterwards
Time travel back to the 1980's at Fuze Box for their 80s Halloween Party on October 31st!


Halloween Under The Big Top
When: Sat, Oct 31, 9:00 PM to 1:00 AM
Where: 952 Broadway, Albany
Cost: $25 online
Join Chris Pratt as he hosts the 10th Annual Halloween Party, a fundraiser for Pear

Albany Pine Bush
10/25/2015
Albany Pine Bush

Albany Pine Bush

Check out our list of upcoming programs!
Click on the title of the program for more information and to sign up. Pre-registration is required for all events.
We hope to see you soon on a guided exploration of the Albany Pine Bush.
Fall Foliage Hike
Saturday, October 17, 2015 @ Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center (10/17/2015 -> 11:00am-12:30pm) (195 New Karner Road Albany NY 12205)
Changing foliage is all around. Come and join us for a 2.6 mile hike while we take in the beautiful scenery of this rare ecosystem. Ages 8+.
Sketch the Pine Bush
Sunday, October 18, 2015 @ Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center (10/18/2015 -> 1:00pm-2:30pm) (195 New Karner Road Albany NY 12205)
Nature sketching and scientific illustration play important roles in record keeping, communication, and simply learning about and appreciating the natural world. Fall is full of interesting subjects to sketch and an excellent time to be tuned into the changes happening around us. Meet at the Discovery Center to learn about tools and techniques for nature sketching and do some sketching exercises. We will then step outside to find inspiration and create illustrated records of the day. Basic drawing materials will be provided but participants are welcome to bring their own. Ages 6+
Oh Deer!
Saturday, October 24, 2015 @ Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center (10/24/2015 -> 1:00pm-2:30pm) (195 New Karner Road Albany NY 12205)

Would you like to learn more about white tail deer in the Albany Pine Bush? Come and join us for an afternoon program on the largest mammal in the Pine Bush. We will start inside with a short introduction to deer anatomy and behavior and then continue outside for a 0.9 mile hike looking for signs of deer in their habitat. Ages 6+.

Discover the Pine Bush
Sunday, October 25, 2015 @ Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center (10/25/2015 -> 1:00pm-2:00pm) (195 New Karner Road Albany NY 12205)

An extraordinary journey into the Albany Pine Bush, the best remaining example in the world of an inland pine barrens. Our experts will guide you along this 0.9 mile hike over rolling sand dunes where you will discover Pine Bush natural history, seasonal surprises and transformations. All ages.

Celebrating Ten Years of Stewardship
Tuesday, October 27, 2015 @ Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center (10/27/2015 -> 6:00pm - 8:00pm) (195 New Karner Road Albany NY 12205)

The 10th Anniversary Celebration of the Friends of the Pine Bush Community.

Sensory Night Hike
Thursday, October 29, 2015 @ Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center (10/29/2015 -> 6:30pm-8:00pm) (195 New Karner Road Albany NY 12205)

It’s that time of year when we associate with dark and spooky things. On this multi-sensory tour of the Pine Bush after sun-down, we will explore nocturnal adaptations through hands on activities. Participants will walk away with a new found appreciation for the nocturnal world. We will hike 0.9 miles. Ages 6+.

Spectacular Spiders
Saturday, October 31, 2015 @ Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center (10/31/2015 -> 11:00am-12:30pm) (195 New Karner Road Albany NY 12205)

Spiders are feared by many but are actually an important part of our ecosystem. Are you already a fan? Or just a little bit afraid? Come learn more about these crawling creatures in the Pine Bush and join us for a 0.9 mile walk and discussion as we explore what makes spiders special. All ages.

Pine Bush Perspectives Photo Exhibit Opening
Sunday, November 1, 2015 @ Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center (11/1/2015 -> 1:00pm-4:00pm) (195 New Karner Road Albany NY 12205)

Each visitor views the Albany Pine Bush Preserve from a unique vantage point worthy of celebrating and sharing. Join us on November 1st from 1-4pm for the unveiling of this year's juried photo exhibit, celebrating the uniqueness and diversity of the Albany Pine Bush Preserve. Juror selected awards will be presented and light snacks will be provided. All ages. Free!

Owl Prowl and Hors’ d’oeuvres
Tuesday, November 3, 2015 @ Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center (11/3/2015 -> 5:00pm-7:00pm) (195 New Karner Road Albany NY 12205)

Love is in the air! No, it’s not Valentine’s Day yet. The breeding season for barred owls, great-horned owls and screech owls, residents of the Albany Pine Bush, is approaching. As the breeding season begins you are likely to hear the calls of male owls as they defend their territory. Come join us for this 1.4 mile night hike and learn about the habits of these nocturnal birds and listen for their calls. Meet us at the Discovery Center and enjoy some snacks while we give an indoor presentation. We will then caravan over to the Blueberry Hill West trailhead for our hike. Participants are responsible for providing their own transportation. Adults only.

Project FeederWatch Information Session
Wednesday, November 4, 2015 @ Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center (11/4/2015 -> 7:00pm-8:00pm) (195 New Karner Road Albany NY 12205)

Project FeederWatch, a continent-wide citizen science effort run by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology to quantify birds, has been collecting data since the mid-1970s. The data collected have given us invaluable information about how bird populations move and change over time. We would like to encourage our Pine Bush neighbors to join this initiative in reporting birds you see at your feeders. Join us this evening for an information session on how to get involved! This is an indoor program and will not involve a hike. Please note that this information session is free but there is a fee if you decide to participate in the Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s Project FeederWatch program. All ages. Free!

Friday Walk and Talk
Friday, November 6, 2015 @ Madison Avenue Pinelands Trailhead #7 (11/6/2015 -> 12:00pm-1:00pm) ( Albany NY 12205)

Take a break from your day and join us for a one hour hike along the trails of the Madison Avenue Pinelands. We will meet at the Madison Avenue Pinelands trailhead (#7). Adults only. Free!

Meet the Oaks
Saturday, November 7, 2015 @ Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center (11/7/2015 -> 1:00pm-2:30pm) (195 New Karner Road Albany NY 12205)

Oaks are one of the most common types of woody plants in the Albany Pine Bush. Join us as we explore the varieties of oak that grow in this inland pine barrens and investigate their differences and similarities. Ages 15+.

Science Lecture Series: Peat Mosses in the Pine Bush
Thursday, November 12, 2015 @ Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center (11/12/2015 -> 7:00pm - 8:00pm) (195 New Karner Road Albany NY 12205)

Although the dunes of the Albany Pine Bush seem to get all the attention, the wetlands located between them are just as intriguing. These wetlands support a unique ecosystem that is further shaped by the flora and fauna within them. Peat mosses, plants in the genus Sphagnum, are common in these wetlands and influence patterns of water, carbon and nutrient flow. Join us this evening for a close-up introduction to the unique structural features of peat mosses of the Pine Bush followed by a lecture on the biology and ecology of these remarkable plants by Dr. Steven Rice, Professor of Biology at Union College. Ages 15+. Free!
Animal Armor
Sunday, November 15, 2015 @ Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center (11/15/2015 -> 1:00pm-2:30pm) (195 New Karner Road Albany NY 12205)
How do you protect yourself in the event of danger? Many animals of the Pine Bush have very unique ways of protecting themselves from predators. Join us for a brief indoor presentation and craft followed by a short hike to look for evidence these animals may leave behind. We plan to walk approximately one-half mile. Families with children 10 and under.

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