Mount Ida Preservation Association

Mount Ida Preservation Association We meet on the 2nd Wednesday of every month at the Mt Ida Preservation Hall. Come by for coffee, cookies and community discussions at 6PM and ask to join!
The nonprofit organization was founded in 1997 and boasts a growing membership and renewed activity surrounding the Mount Ida Preservation Hall and the Mount Ida Cemetery. The group hopes to repair the hall and make it into a community resource. Additionally, the group hopes to help keep records for the cemetery and assist in the mapping of the grave stones and to preserve the historical documents pertaining to the grave sites.

06/24/2019

Hello - yesterday June 23rd we released our first Newsletter to our emailing list. If you did not receive this letter and would like to receive the next one please send us your email address in a private message. Conversely, if you received the letter and do not want to receive the letter let us know by message! The Newsletter contains updates on renovations as well as upcoming events and volunteer opportunities at The Preservation Hall and in the neighborhood.

06/12/2019

Membership meeting tonight at 6pm at the hall - updates on the progress at the hall and an opportunity for membership to ask any questions!

06/02/2019

Big thanks to everyone who came out to BLOOM last night, it was a truly magical evening. Liv Spoken blew us away with her powerful words—be sure to check out her upcoming performances!

Follow the visual artists who presented this time:

Benjamin Leo Spinrad Little Cities ig: @little-_bitty_cities

Lindsey DeBerry Lindsey DeBerry Art ig: @lindsey.deberry.art

Oddy Gato ig: @oddygato

See you again in ~6 weeks!

06/01/2019

Show starts at 7:30... Extra off-street parking available at George’s auto across the street!

Happy 5 year anniversary to Rare Form! Join us from 7-10 pm this Sat. for Spoken Word poetry by @livspoken, brews by @ra...
05/30/2019

Happy 5 year anniversary to Rare Form! Join us from 7-10 pm this Sat. for Spoken Word poetry by @livspoken, brews by @rareformbrewco + tasty vegan tacos by @primobotanica.chocolate
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Let's keep the celebration going up the hill 🔥
#enjoytroy #troyny

BLOOM! Open Mic this Saturday 6-10pm. Featuring award winning poet @livspoken 🌸
05/29/2019

BLOOM! Open Mic this Saturday 6-10pm. Featuring award winning poet @livspoken 🌸

Our regional food pantry just raised money to pay for a new edible teaching garden! We look forward to empowering the Mt...
05/24/2019

Our regional food pantry just raised money to pay for a new edible teaching garden! We look forward to empowering the Mt. Ida Community to eat better, locally.

Brunch tomorrow from 11-1pm. Our tenant, @primobotanica.chocolate is providing a special lil treat for those that come e...
05/18/2019

Brunch tomorrow from 11-1pm. Our tenant, @primobotanica.chocolate is providing a special lil treat for those that come early! Chocolate shells with beetroot, hibiscus + raspberry filling 🌱♥️ yummy!

Mount Ida Preservation Association's cover photo
05/15/2019

Mount Ida Preservation Association's cover photo

3rd Sunday of Every Month: All are Welcome!
05/15/2019

3rd Sunday of Every Month: All are Welcome!

05/08/2019

Our Monthly Membership Meeting is Tonight 5/8 at 6pm at the Hall. Hope to see you there!

"The rain, it raineth every day."-William Shakespeare _#Repost @willkempesplayers (@get_repost)・・・Rainy rehearsal ...
05/07/2019

"The rain, it raineth every day."
-William Shakespeare
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#Repost @willkempesplayers (@get_repost)
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Rainy rehearsal days at @mountidapreservation 🌧💐. Where in the #CapitalRegion do you like to spend rainy days?

Thanks Troy City Council for awarding us NIP grants for two neighborhood projects! We'll be painting the iron fence at O...
05/07/2019
Troy City Council funds 24 neighborhood projects

Thanks Troy City Council for awarding us NIP grants for two neighborhood projects! We'll be painting the iron fence at Old Mount Ida Cemetery, planting flowers on our grounds, & building a bench at the Poestenkill Gorge overlook (on Congress St between Preservation Hall & the Cookie Factory) with the help of Mark Heffernan & members of The Basswood. Keep an eye out for these Improvements coming to our Neighborhood soon!

https://www.timesunion.com/news/article/Troy-City-Council-funds-24-neighborhood-projects-13817906.php

TROY -- The City Council has selected 24 neighborhood projects to receive grants of up to $1,000 each as part of its Neighborhood Improvement Prorram.

05/06/2019

The monthly Mount Ida Membership meeting will be at 6 pm this Wednesday (8May2019). Please join us to get updates on the organization, share ideas on the neighborhood and vote on project proposals!

#Repost @willkempesplayers (@get_repost)・・・Still feeling the burn after working with @teamwillco on Monday! Thanks...
05/02/2019

#Repost @willkempesplayers (@get_repost)
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Still feeling the burn after working with @teamwillco on Monday! Thanks to Marissa & Cathy for coming in & introducing us to Acro Yoga! We’re excited to incorporate some of these moves into #amidsummernightsdream 🤸‍♀️🧘‍♂️🔥 .
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#creativecollaboration #supportlocal #acroyoga #willkempesplayers #escapeyourcomfortzone

04/24/2019

Following a successful clean up at Pawling Park, we gave the Pawling Statue sculptor, Patrick Pigott and his children, a special tour of our Hall. Not only were they amazed by our collection of Meneely bells, but they also had a chance to ring them too. Check it out!

04/23/2019

Remember, everyday is Earth-Day! Tree planting coming soon at the Mt Ida Cemetery- contact our outreach and sustainability coordinator, @emceerusso for more info on how you can help!

Mount Ida Preservation Association
04/19/2019

Mount Ida Preservation Association

Thank you to Jinhao, with RPI’s Lighting Research Center, for helping us illuminate our beautiful rose window!
04/18/2019

Thank you to Jinhao, with RPI’s Lighting Research Center, for helping us illuminate our beautiful rose window!

Welcome @mervsmeatless! Excited to have a new tenant in the kitchen. On that note we're going to change our Instagram ha...
04/18/2019

Welcome @mervsmeatless! Excited to have a new tenant in the kitchen. On that note we're going to change our Instagram handle to @mountidapreservation to reflect the strong organization that is behind what we're up to! We're so excited for the events we'll be bringing you throughout 2019. Welcome, friends, community, family ☺️

Our newest future tenant @mervsmeatless will be slinging burgers all night at tonight's open mic 6-9pm _#mervsmeatless#t...
04/13/2019

Our newest future tenant @mervsmeatless will be slinging burgers all night at tonight's open mic 6-9pm
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#mervsmeatless
#theater
#openmic

What a beautiful day for a membership meeting ❤️ 6pm ✌️
04/10/2019

What a beautiful day for a membership meeting ❤️ 6pm ✌️

04/10/2019

Membership meeting is scheduled for tonight at 6pm. Updates on all projects and committee activities will be provided as well as opportunity to voice anything you’d like to the board and vote on proposals.

We're proud to host Will Kempe's Players as they prepare for their 2019 season... Stay tuned for some special event coll...
03/19/2019

We're proud to host Will Kempe's Players as they prepare for their 2019 season... Stay tuned for some special event collaborations this Spring!

We’re baaaaaaaaaaaaack!

Our 2019 season orientation was packed with many new faces, mini-workshops & tasty treats! Looking forward to creating some ✨magical✨ work this summer! 🎭

03/18/2019

Due to the conflict with the Mount Ida Dam meeting at 6pm on 19Mar2019 our membership meeting will be moved to 5pm on the same date.

There will be an opportunity for members to ask questions or make a statement at the beginning of our membership meeting, so you don't need to wait if you'd like say something. We encourage our membership to attend the Mount Ida Dam meeting, we will make an effort to move as quick as possible through the content of our meeting such the attendance of both is possible, if slightly overlapping.

03/13/2019

Due to multiple conflicts on 13Mar2019 the monthly membership meeting will be moved to Tuesday, 19Mar2019 at 5pm.

Some of the magic that happens at @mt.ida_kitchen with our tenant @primobotanica.chocolate! They use compostable packagi...
02/28/2019

Some of the magic that happens at @mt.ida_kitchen with our tenant @primobotanica.chocolate! They use compostable packaging- cool right? Preserving our beautiful kitchen + the Earth!
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#craftchocolate
#cooperativekitchen

Our hearts are still SO FULL from the joyful turnout for Monday’s open mic! We raised nearly $700 in donations & perfo...
02/21/2019

Our hearts are still SO FULL from the joyful turnout for Monday’s open mic! We raised nearly $700 in donations & performers’ tips, making this our most successful event to date!! Thanks to your contributions & the sharp eyes of one of our members we were able to find & acquire a used 3-basin sink the next day—how’s that for community participation??

Thank you all for participating, we can’t wait to host another event like this. Please share this post & leave ideas for events you’d like to see in the comments!

We ran out of chairs! #heartparty3
02/19/2019

We ran out of chairs! #heartparty3

Open Mic tomorrow night! _A handful of awesome performers have already signed up but it's not too late to be on the rost...
02/18/2019

Open Mic tomorrow night!
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A handful of awesome performers have already signed up but it's not too late to be on the roster.
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Suggested donation of 10$ at the door to enjoy a night of performances. Your contributions will be going to help us purchase and install a triple basin sink which will allow us to apply for commercial kitchen status. This will increase the number and types or events we're able to put on for you! All contributions are appreciated- including triple basin sinks! 😉
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Featuring our kitchen tenant @primobotanica.chocolate serving snacks, & hot and cold beverages. 20% proceeds to go back to our organization.

02/11/2019

The monthly membership meeting will be held this Wednesday 13Feb2019 at 6 PM in the Hall at 548 Congress St.

The Membership meeting will provide updates on the progress of projects of the previous month and planned work for the upcoming month. There will also be opportunities for the membership to ask questions, volunteer to assist, and vote on proposed capital expenditures for the improvement of the hall.

It's that time again! Today from 11-1PM in the community Hall. Suggested donation to help preserve the hall 10-15$ _#bre...
01/27/2019

It's that time again! Today from 11-1PM in the community Hall. Suggested donation to help preserve the hall 10-15$
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#breakfastofchampions
#pancakes
#bacon
#eggs
#coffee
#nonprofit

Come join us for brunch this Sunday 9/15 from 11 to 1.We'll be having blueberry pancakes, scrambled eggs, homefries, bac...
12/28/2018

Come join us for brunch this Sunday 9/15 from 11 to 1.We'll be having blueberry pancakes, scrambled eggs, homefries, bacon and sausage

12/11/2018

The next meeting of the Mt Ida Preservation Assoc will be Wednesday December 12, 6pm at the Hall. Agenda includes election of officers and the board for the upcoming year

12/03/2018

Mount Ida 💓
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Thank you to @nativenyvideo and folks for capturing the essence of thid important and growing community project!
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#mtidakitchen
#mtidatroy
#makemtidagreatagain

11/13/2018

Last minute notice! Sharing this invitation to a discussion of the Mt. Ida Dam at the request of its distributor:

"Hello Neighbors !

We are having a social gathering to meet with neighbors and talk about recent and future happenings regarding the Ida Lake Dam and its effects on the neighborhood.

John Hughes has generously offered his Gardner Farm Inn as a place for us to gather to talk about the dam.
The gathering is Tuesday, 11/13 at 6:30pm.
The address is 59 Brunswick Road.
Please a snack or beverage to share.

Also, just wanted to make sure that everybody is aware of an upcoming informational meeting about the pending dam demolition, Thursday 11/17 at 5:30pm, City Hall.

Please forward and share this invite with any neighbors who may have interest...all are welcome!

All the best,
Mark Heffernan and Monica Staats"

Brant Caird has posted a video, so you can hear the bells. Here are some photos. Mount Ida Celebrated the 100th Annivers...
11/12/2018

Brant Caird has posted a video, so you can hear the bells. Here are some photos. Mount Ida Celebrated the 100th Anniversary of the armistice that ended WWI- it was effective 100 years ago Sunday, at 11 minutes past 11 AM on the 11th day of the eleventh month of 1918. Technically it took place in France, so they would have been 6 hours ahead of us, but 11:11 AM was better. I have included some pictures, showing Jean O’Hara, Ned Pratt, and Brant Caird tolling our bells [Ned and Brant just posed for the picture, Jean did the work. Patti Varner also participated

11/12/2018
Nominations for officers and board members for the coming year due at this meeting
11/11/2018

Nominations for officers and board members for the coming year due at this meeting

Boom! We just painted the whole hall with help from @regeneron. They sent a crew of people to help us improve the Commun...
10/30/2018

Boom! We just painted the whole hall with help from @regeneron. They sent a crew of people to help us improve the Community Hall!! Looking forward to hosting the food pantry, Sunday brunches and countless other events we are currently just imagining.
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Come check it out at our next meeting, Wednesday the 14th! Still a lot of work to do but this is a huge accomplishment 😋
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#foodtheater
#foodpantry
#troychocolate
#enjoytroy
#mtidakitchen

10/28/2018

There is still more!!

10/28/2018
Brunch starts at 11 am.
10/28/2018

Brunch starts at 11 am.

Today is the day!!  Come out and brunch with us!!   This Sunday, October 28, at 11:00AM enjoy brunch with fellow communi...
10/28/2018

Today is the day!! Come out and brunch with us!!


This Sunday, October 28, at 11:00AM enjoy brunch with fellow community
minded people at Mt. Ida Preservation Hall, 548 Congress Street. Catch up
with friends while helping to develop this space into a resource for the
community. Or just come for the good food. The suggested donation is $10

Brant and Rich enjoying Nicole Drakes performance
10/27/2018

Brant and Rich enjoying Nicole Drakes performance

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