Aug
15
7:00 PM19:00

Performing Arts at the Common: The Zucchini Brothers

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Stop by the Clifton Common Stage for the free 2018 Performing Arts at the Common Series!

Featuring: The Zucchini Brothers on Wednesday, Aug 15th at 7:00 PM

Zany foot tapping music with “Words of Wisdom”. This band of brothers: Jack on Guitar, Steve on Keyboards, Sam on Drums (each his own character, all of whom sing) offers up a musical stir-fry of styles. You never know just what these three zany guys will do! Admission is free, the Clifton Common Stage is located at 7 Clifton Common Boulevard in Clifton Park.

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Aug
16
10:00 AM10:00

Summer Fun Drop In Programs :: Thursdays at the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame

Join the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame for family-friendly, weekly drop-in programs on Thursday this summer. Each program will be hands-on and engaging; recommended for children ages 3 through 8 years old. 

Time: Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. 
Location: National Museum of Racing (191 Union Ave, Saratoga Springs)
Cost: Free with paid adult admission. 

o August 2 – Trivia Game
o August 9 – Hall of Fame Bingo – make your own induction plaque
o August 16 – Anatomy, Them Bones – clothespin horse
o August 23 – I Won the Race, the Travers Stakes
o August 30 – Horseshoes, Horsehoe photo frame
...more details on each program below!

Thursday, August 2 — “Horse-Themed Trivia Game:” Join us to play some fun racing-themed games. Recommended for children ages 3 through 8. 

Thursday, August 9 — “Hall of Fame Bingo – Make Your Own Induction Plaque:” Learn about the 2018 Hall of Fame inductees by playing a round of bingo. View some plaques of famous horses, trainers and jockeys then design and take home your own. Recommended for children ages 3 through 8. 

Thursday, August 16 — “Anatomy, Them Bones:” Join us to learn about the anatomy of horses then build your own clothespin horse. Recommended for children ages 3 through 8.

Thursday, August 23 — “I Won the Race: the Travers Stakes:” Prepare for Saratoga’s oldest race by viewing Travers Stakes trophies at the Museum then decorate a smaller model of your own. Recommended for children ages 3 through 8. 

Thursday, August 30 — “Make a Horseshoe Photo Frame:” Learn about the different types of shoes horses can wear then decorate your own horseshoe photo frame. Recommended for children ages 3 through 8.

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Aug
16
6:00 PM18:00

BSBPA presents the 2018 Concerts in the Park Summer Concert Series

The BSBPA presents the 2018 Concerts in the Park summer concert series in Wiswall Park. This free concert series is a signature event in Ballston Spa and draws hundreds of visitors, as well as residents of the greater Ballston Spa community, to the village’s historic downtown.

The concerts are held on Thursday evenings from 6-8 pm directly following the Thursday afternoon Farmers’ Market. This year’s concert season runs from June 28 through August 30 and we once again offer a diverse line-up of talent.

It’s a great family friendly event made possible by our sponsors each year. Bring your blanket & chairs to the park for a great evening of live music in the village!

2018 Schedule:
August 16: The McKrells
August 23: The Bluebillies
August 30: Matthew Runciman

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Aug
17
10:30 AM10:30

Story Time with Elizabeth Macy

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Head to Northshire Bookstore in Saratoga Springs for a special story time with author Elizabeth Macy, as she shares her new picture book, "Lucky's Adventure in Saratoga" - which was inspired by the true story of a doggie who was lost in Saratoga.

Take an adventure with Lucky as she travels through Saratoga. Meet her new animal friends as they safely guide her through town in search of her mommy.

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Aug
20
11:00 AM11:00

Berkshire Bank Family Mondays at the Saratoga Race Course

The Berkshire Bank Family Mondays at the Saratoga Race Course series will feature a wide variety of family-friendly activities, games, attractions and educational activities each Monday of the meet from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Coca-Cola Saratoga Pavilion. All games and activities are free with the exception of one each week designated to support a local school or PTA.

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Aug
23
10:00 AM10:00

Summer Fun Drop In Programs :: Thursdays at the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame

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Join the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame for family-friendly, weekly drop-in programs on Thursday this summer. Each program will be hands-on and engaging; recommended for children ages 3 through 8 years old. 

Time: Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. 
Location: National Museum of Racing (191 Union Ave, Saratoga Springs)
Cost: Free with paid adult admission. 

o August 2 – Trivia Game
o August 9 – Hall of Fame Bingo – make your own induction plaque
o August 16 – Anatomy, Them Bones – clothespin horse
o August 23 – I Won the Race, the Travers Stakes
o August 30 – Horseshoes, Horsehoe photo frame
...more details on each program below!

Thursday, August 2 — “Horse-Themed Trivia Game:” Join us to play some fun racing-themed games. Recommended for children ages 3 through 8. 

Thursday, August 9 — “Hall of Fame Bingo – Make Your Own Induction Plaque:” Learn about the 2018 Hall of Fame inductees by playing a round of bingo. View some plaques of famous horses, trainers and jockeys then design and take home your own. Recommended for children ages 3 through 8. 

Thursday, August 16 — “Anatomy, Them Bones:” Join us to learn about the anatomy of horses then build your own clothespin horse. Recommended for children ages 3 through 8.

Thursday, August 23 — “I Won the Race: the Travers Stakes:” Prepare for Saratoga’s oldest race by viewing Travers Stakes trophies at the Museum then decorate a smaller model of your own. Recommended for children ages 3 through 8. 

Thursday, August 30 — “Make a Horseshoe Photo Frame:” Learn about the different types of shoes horses can wear then decorate your own horseshoe photo frame. Recommended for children ages 3 through 8.

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Aug
23
10:00 AM10:00

Summer Tour Days at Saratoga Independent School

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Discover Saratoga Independent School, Pre-K through Grade 6.

Summer Tour Days at Saratoga Independent School are happening all summer (all tours begin at 10am):

  • July 24
  • August 2
  • August 8
  • August 14
  • August 23

For over 25 years, Saratoga Independent School has encouraged students to grow into confident learners, capable of critical thinking, problem solving, and teamwork. In an environment rich in discovery and excitement, we teach the values of leadership, respect, and community, and equip students with the knowledge and skills to succeed in an increasingly complex world.

Saratoga Independent School offers:

  • Pre-K: half and full day options
  • Kindergarten - 5th Grade multi-age elementary program
  • Middle School begins September 2018
  • Small classes
  • Rigorous academics
  • Before Care daily from 7:00am-8:40am
  • After Care daily from 3:15pm-5:30pm
  • 60-acre campus for hiking, snow-shoeing, and outdoor learning
  • Sledding hill for winter recess fun
  • After-school enrichment programs include engineering, computer programming, yoga, sewing, Odyssey of the Mind & more
  • Secure, monitored facility
  • Scholarships and financial aid available
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Aug
23
6:00 PM18:00

Ballston Spa Concerts in the Park

The BSBPA presents the 2018 Concerts in the Park summer concert series in Wiswall Park. This free concert series is a signature event in Ballston Spa and draws hundreds of visitors, as well as residents of the greater Ballston Spa community, to the village’s historic downtown.

The concerts are held on Thursday evenings from 6-8 pm directly following the Thursday afternoon Farmers’ Market. This year’s concert season runs from June 28 through August 30 and we once again offer a diverse line-up of talent.

It’s a great family friendly event made possible by our sponsors each year. Bring your blanket & chairs to the park for a great evening of live music in the village!

2018 Schedule:
August 23: The Bluebillies
August 30: Matthew Runciman

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Aug
27
11:00 AM11:00

Berkshire Bank Family Mondays at the Saratoga Race Course

The Berkshire Bank Family Mondays at the Saratoga Race Course series will feature a wide variety of family-friendly activities, games, attractions and educational activities each Monday of the meet from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Coca-Cola Saratoga Pavilion. All games and activities are free with the exception of one each week designated to support a local school or PTA.

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Aug
30
10:00 AM10:00

Summer Fun Drop In Programs :: Thursdays at the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame

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Join the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame for family-friendly, weekly drop-in programs on Thursday this summer. Each program will be hands-on and engaging; recommended for children ages 3 through 8 years old. 

Time: Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. 
Location: National Museum of Racing (191 Union Ave, Saratoga Springs)
Cost: Free with paid adult admission. 

o August 2 – Trivia Game
o August 9 – Hall of Fame Bingo – make your own induction plaque
o August 16 – Anatomy, Them Bones – clothespin horse
o August 23 – I Won the Race, the Travers Stakes
o August 30 – Horseshoes, Horsehoe photo frame
...more details on each program below!

Thursday, August 2 — “Horse-Themed Trivia Game:” Join us to play some fun racing-themed games. Recommended for children ages 3 through 8. 

Thursday, August 9 — “Hall of Fame Bingo – Make Your Own Induction Plaque:” Learn about the 2018 Hall of Fame inductees by playing a round of bingo. View some plaques of famous horses, trainers and jockeys then design and take home your own. Recommended for children ages 3 through 8. 

Thursday, August 16 — “Anatomy, Them Bones:” Join us to learn about the anatomy of horses then build your own clothespin horse. Recommended for children ages 3 through 8.

Thursday, August 23 — “I Won the Race: the Travers Stakes:” Prepare for Saratoga’s oldest race by viewing Travers Stakes trophies at the Museum then decorate a smaller model of your own. Recommended for children ages 3 through 8. 

Thursday, August 30 — “Make a Horseshoe Photo Frame:” Learn about the different types of shoes horses can wear then decorate your own horseshoe photo frame. Recommended for children ages 3 through 8.

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Aug
30
6:00 PM18:00

Ballston Spa Concerts in the Park

The BSBPA presents the 2018 Concerts in the Park summer concert series in Wiswall Park. This free concert series is a signature event in Ballston Spa and draws hundreds of visitors, as well as residents of the greater Ballston Spa community, to the village’s historic downtown.

The concerts are held on Thursday evenings from 6-8 pm directly following the Thursday afternoon Farmers’ Market. This year’s concert season runs from June 28 through August 30 and we once again offer a diverse line-up of talent.

It’s a great family friendly event made possible by our sponsors each year. Bring your blanket & chairs to the park for a great evening of live music in the village!


August 30: Matthew Runciman

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Aug
31
10:30 AM10:30

Slime Story Time with Samantha Cotterill

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Join Northshire Bookstore in Saratoga Springs for a special story time & slime activity with Samantha Cotterill, the illustrator of "Once Upon a Slime."

In this clever new picture book whodunnit, young detectives can look for clues and solve the mystery of who's sliming favorite fairytale characters. This book is positively oozing with slapstick wit and charm. Free, no registration required. 

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Sep
5
to Sep 26

Childbirth Preparation Classes at Saratoga Hospital

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Childbirth Preparation is a four-class series at Saratoga Hospital designed to educate expectant parents on their options during pregnancy, labor, and delivery. Participants will discuss having a healthy pregnancy, the work of labor and birth, coping with labor, options for medications and other interventions, being an active participant in your care, the role of the birth partner, and the first 48 hours after birth. This series will include discussions, films, hands-on opportunities, networking with other expecting couples, and a tour of Saratoga Hospital’s Labor & Delivery Unit.

The next class starts September 5th. Register using the link below:

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Aug
14
10:00 AM10:00

Summer Tour Days at Saratoga Independent School

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Discover Saratoga Independent School, Pre-K through Grade 6.

Summer Tour Days at Saratoga Independent School are happening all summer (all tours begin at 10am):

  • July 24
  • August 2
  • August 8
  • August 14
  • August 23

For over 25 years, Saratoga Independent School has encouraged students to grow into confident learners, capable of critical thinking, problem solving, and teamwork. In an environment rich in discovery and excitement, we teach the values of leadership, respect, and community, and equip students with the knowledge and skills to succeed in an increasingly complex world.

Saratoga Independent School offers:

  • Pre-K: half and full day options
  • Kindergarten - 5th Grade multi-age elementary program
  • Middle School begins September 2018
  • Small classes
  • Rigorous academics
  • Before Care daily from 7:00am-8:40am
  • After Care daily from 3:15pm-5:30pm
  • 60-acre campus for hiking, snow-shoeing, and outdoor learning
  • Sledding hill for winter recess fun
  • After-school enrichment programs include engineering, computer programming, yoga, sewing, Odyssey of the Mind & more
  • Secure, monitored facility
  • Scholarships and financial aid available
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Aug
14
10:00 AM10:00

2018 Regal Summer Movie Express: Paddington 2 & Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie

The Regal Cinema in Clifton Park Center will host the Regal Summer Movie Express on Tuesdays & Wednesdays at 10:00am for 10 weeks this summer! Movie admission is just $1 and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Will Rogers Institute. Tickets are available on a first come, first served basis.

Here’s a list of what’s playing each week (both movies play on both days):

  • June 26 & 27: Despicable Me 2 & How To Train Your Dragon 2
  • July 3 & 4: The Lego Movie & Alvin And The Chipmunks
  • July 10 & 11: Sing & The Peanuts Movie
  • July 17 & 18: The LEGO Ninjago Movie & Ferdinand
  • July 24 & 25: The Secret Life of Pets & Alvin And The Chipmunks: The Squeakquel
  • July 31 & August 1: The LEGO Batman Movie & Trolls
  • August 7 & 8: Minions & The Boss Baby
  • August 14 & 15: Paddington 2 & Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie
  • August 21 & 22: Despicable Me 3 & Alvin And The Chipmunks: Chipwrecked
  • August 28 & 29: Dr. Seuss' The Lorax & Kung Fu Panda 3

All moves are rated G or PG. Both movies listed next to each pair of dates play on each of those days.

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Aug
13
11:00 AM11:00

Berkshire Bank Family Mondays at the Saratoga Race Course

The Berkshire Bank Family Mondays at the Saratoga Race Course series will feature a wide variety of family-friendly activities, games, attractions and educational activities each Monday of the meet from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Coca-Cola Saratoga Pavilion. All games and activities are free with the exception of one each week designated to support a local school or PTA.

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Aug
12
12:00 PM12:00

Annual 18th Century Day at the Historic Schuyler House

Step back in time to learn what life was like 235 years ago. Visit with colonial artisans, musicians, teamsters; play colonial games; dip candles; watch a Punch & Judy show.

Visit with spinners, weavers, dressmakers, soapmaker, candle dipper, horn worker, sheep shearer, beekeeper, herbalist, brewers, surveyor, ropemaker, blacksmith, banker, broommaker, dyer, quilter, needlecrafters, buttermakers and more on the lovely grounds of the Schuyler House, home of General Philip Schuyler from about 1762-1804.

Enjoy period music and entertinment and light refreshments at this free event sponsored by the Old Saratoga Historical Association in cooperation with the National Park Service.

The Schuyler House is located at Route 4 S in Schuylerville.

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Aug
11
8:00 PM20:00

"Star Wars: A New Hope" In Concert with The Philadelphia Orchestra at SPAC

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“The Force is strong with this one…”

Continuing their Cinema Saturdays, head to SPAC for "Star Wars: A New Hope" In Concert with The Philadelphia Orchestra!

Set 30 years after Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, Star Wars: A New Hope, the fourth episode of the saga, returns to the desert planet of Tatooine. A young Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) begins to discover his destiny when, searching for a lost droid, he is saved by reclusive Jedi Obi-Wan Kenobi (Alec Guinness). A civil war rages in the galaxy, and Rebel forces struggle against the evil Galactic Empire, Luke and Obi-Wan enlist the aid of hotshot pilot, Han Solo (Harrison Ford). Joined by the quirky droid duo R2-D2 and C-3PO, the unlikely team sets out to rescue Rebel leader Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) and make use of the stolen plans to destroy the Empire’s ultimate weapon.

In a legendary confrontation, the rogue group mounts an attack against the Death Star for a climactic battle with the evil Sith Lord Darth Vader. Click the button below for tickets:

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Aug
11
2:00 PM14:00

Family Saturdays: Ocean Habitat Diorama

The Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College presents a series of seven Family Saturday programs to accompany the work in our summer exhibitions Dona Nelson: Stand Alone Paintings and Give a damn.

Held on Saturdays from July 7 through August 18, the programs include a brief tour of one of the exhibitions followed by a hands-on art-making activity, with all materials provided.

The programs run from 2:00 to 3:30 PM, except on Frances Day on July 14, and are free and open to the public. Suitable for children ages 5 and up along with their adult companions. Reservations are required and may be made one week in advance of the program. For more information and reservations, please call the Tang’s Visitor Service Desk at 518-580-8080.

August 11 — Ocean Habitat Diorama

Artist Dona Nelson created artwork inspired by whales and octopus. After viewing her work, we will make dioramas of underwater habitats with boxes, bubble wrap, pipe cleaners, scrap paper, and your own creations of swimming creatures!

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Aug
11
8:00 AM08:00

14th Annual Hudson Crossing Park Cardboard Boat Race

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Hudson Crossing Park presents its 14th Annual Cardboard Boat Race on Saturday, August 11, 2018 (rain date Sunday, August 12, 2018) at Fort Hardy Park beach on Route 29 in Schuylerville from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

This year’s theme is "Rock The Boat". The first race launches at 1 p.m. and the best photo opportunities are between noon and 2 p.m. Admission is free for spectators. On-site registration and cardboard boat construction is open from 8 to 11 a.m. Rules, registration forms and hints on getting started with boat building are available at the Hudson Crossing Park website.

Race participants will construct a “human-powered” boat made of corrugated cardboard or 100% recycled materials, that will hold at least one crew member and be “seaworthy” enough to race a short distance on the Hudson River. Racers may construct their boats ahead of time or on the morning of the event where materials will be available at the event site for a nominal fee.

During race preparations, there will be food, live music, and lots of creativity. Environmental education activities, canal trivia and terrific photo opportunities will round out a fun-filled day for all. Individuals, families, groups, businesses and school teams are all encouraged to race.

Hudson Crossing is an evolving bi-county educational park centered on and near the Champlain Canal Lock 5 Island of the Hudson River. The park offers river and canal access, a floating dock, trails, picnic sites, fishing access, points of geological and historical significance and the innovative play garden. Call Park Director Cindy Wian at 518-350-PARK (7275) or visit the Hudson Crossing Park website for more information.

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Aug
9
6:00 PM18:00

BSBPA presents the 2018 Concerts in the Park Summer Concert Series

The BSBPA presents the 2018 Concerts in the Park summer concert series in Wiswall Park. This free concert series is a signature event in Ballston Spa and draws hundreds of visitors, as well as residents of the greater Ballston Spa community, to the village’s historic downtown.

The concerts are held on Thursday evenings from 6-8 pm directly following the Thursday afternoon Farmers’ Market. This year’s concert season runs from June 28 through August 30 and once again offers a diverse line-up of talent.

It’s a great family friendly event made possible by our sponsors each year. Bring your blanket & chairs to the park for a great evening of live music in the village!

2018 Schedule:
August 9: Jim Gaudet & The Railroad Boys
August 16: The McKrells
August 23: The Bluebillies
August 30: Matthew Runciman

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Aug
9
10:30 AM10:30

Story Time with Jamie Heath & Make-A-Wish

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Join Northshire Bookstore for an extra-special kids' event and storytime with Jamie Heath on Thursday, August 9th at 10:30am. 

Make-A-Wish Vermont has released a new, illustrated children’s book called Wishes are Medicine! How Make-A-Wish Gave me Hope and Helped me Heal, based on the true story of a Wish Kid from Barre, VT--Jamie Heath who survived two strokes and had to learn to walk and read again. She credits Make-A-Wish with restoring her self-confidence and assisting in her healing process. This book, illustrated by fellow Vermonter Leonard Kenyon tells the story of when Jamie meets her Wish Granters and, along with her pet turtle Bob, dreams up her wish to swim with sea turtles.

Jamie recently completed her Junior year at Spaulding High School where, in addition to being an honor roll student, she served on the Student Council and Student Outreach Committee. In her free time she volunteers for the Friends of Stowe Adaptive Sports program, an organization that has provided invaluable support to her in achieving her athletic goals. Jamie is a Wish Ambassador for Make-A-Wish Vermont. She regularly gives speeches at Make-A-Wish events and has appeared in public service announcements on both TV and radio for the organization. Jamie lives with her mother in Barre, Vermont. And she really, really loves turtles.

Northshire Bookstore is located at 424 Broadway in Saratoga Springs. 

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Aug
9
10:00 AM10:00

Summer Fun Drop In Programs :: Thursdays at the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame

Join the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame for family-friendly, weekly drop-in programs on Thursday this summer. Each program will be hands-on and engaging; recommended for children ages 3 through 8 years old. 

Time: Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. 
Location: National Museum of Racing (191 Union Ave, Saratoga Springs)
Cost: Free with paid adult admission. 

o August 2 – Trivia Game
o August 9 – Hall of Fame Bingo – make your own induction plaque
o August 16 – Anatomy, Them Bones – clothespin horse
o August 23 – I Won the Race, the Travers Stakes
o August 30 – Horseshoes, Horsehoe photo frame
...more details on each program below!

Thursday, August 2 — “Horse-Themed Trivia Game:” Join us to play some fun racing-themed games. Recommended for children ages 3 through 8. 

Thursday, August 9 — “Hall of Fame Bingo – Make Your Own Induction Plaque:” Learn about the 2018 Hall of Fame inductees by playing a round of bingo. View some plaques of famous horses, trainers and jockeys then design and take home your own. Recommended for children ages 3 through 8. 

Thursday, August 16 — “Anatomy, Them Bones:” Join us to learn about the anatomy of horses then build your own clothespin horse. Recommended for children ages 3 through 8.

Thursday, August 23 — “I Won the Race: the Travers Stakes:” Prepare for Saratoga’s oldest race by viewing Travers Stakes trophies at the Museum then decorate a smaller model of your own. Recommended for children ages 3 through 8. 

Thursday, August 30 — “Make a Horseshoe Photo Frame:” Learn about the different types of shoes horses can wear then decorate your own horseshoe photo frame. Recommended for children ages 3 through 8.

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Aug
8
10:00 AM10:00

Summer Tour Days at Saratoga Independent School

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Discover Saratoga Independent School, Pre-K through Grade 6.

Summer Tour Days at Saratoga Independent School are happening all summer (all tours begin at 10am):

  • July 24
  • August 2
  • August 8
  • August 14
  • August 23

For over 25 years, Saratoga Independent School has encouraged students to grow into confident learners, capable of critical thinking, problem solving, and teamwork. In an environment rich in discovery and excitement, we teach the values of leadership, respect, and community, and equip students with the knowledge and skills to succeed in an increasingly complex world.

Saratoga Independent School offers:

  • Pre-K: half and full day options
  • Kindergarten - 5th Grade multi-age elementary program
  • Middle School begins September 2018
  • Small classes
  • Rigorous academics
  • Before Care daily from 7:00am-8:40am
  • After Care daily from 3:15pm-5:30pm
  • 60-acre campus for hiking, snow-shoeing, and outdoor learning
  • Sledding hill for winter recess fun
  • After-school enrichment programs include engineering, computer programming, yoga, sewing, Odyssey of the Mind & more
  • Secure, monitored facility
  • Scholarships and financial aid available
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Aug
7
10:00 AM10:00

2018 Regal Summer Movie Express: Minions & The Boss Baby

The Regal Cinema in Clifton Park Center (Regal Clifton Park Stadium 10 & RPX, 22 Clifton Country Road Clifton Park) will host the Regal Summer Movie Express on Tuesdays & Wednesdays at 10:00am for 10 weeks this summer! Movie admission is just $1 and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Will Rogers Institute. Tickets are available on a first come, first served basis.

Here’s a list of what’s playing each week (both movies play on both days):

  • June 26 & 27: Despicable Me 2 & How To Train Your Dragon 2
  • July 3 & 4: The Lego Movie & Alvin And The Chipmunks
  • July 10 & 11: Sing & The Peanuts Movie
  • July 17 & 18: The LEGO Ninjago Movie & Ferdinand
  • July 24 & 25: The Secret Life of Pets & Alvin And The Chipmunks: The Squeakquel
  • July 31 & August 1: The LEGO Batman Movie & Trolls
  • August 7 & 8: Minions & The Boss Baby
  • August 14 & 15: Paddington 2 & Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie
  • August 21 & 22: Despicable Me 3 & Alvin And The Chipmunks: Chipwrecked
  • August 28 & 29: Dr. Seuss' The Lorax & Kung Fu Panda 3

All moves are rated G or PG. Both movies listed next to each pair of dates play on each of those days.

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Aug
6
11:00 AM11:00

Berkshire Bank Family Mondays at the Saratoga Race Course

The Berkshire Bank Family Mondays at the Saratoga Race Course series will feature a wide variety of family-friendly activities, games, attractions and educational activities each Monday of the meet from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Coca-Cola Saratoga Pavilion. All games and activities are free with the exception of one each week designated to support a local school or PTA.

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Aug
4
8:00 PM20:00

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone™ in Concert

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This year SPAC continues their popular orchestra and film performances with a new “Cinema Saturdays @ SPAC” series featuring The Philadelphia Orchestra performing phenomenal film scores live to picture.

Experience your favorite movies transformed with the music of a live symphony orchestra in the Harry Potter™ Film Concert Series. For the first time ever, audiences can rediscover the magic of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone™ while The Philadelphia Orchestra performs John Williams’ unforgettable score and Harry Potter™ soars across the big screen in high-definition.

In Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone™, based on J.K. Rowling’s novel, Harry Potter learns on his 11th birthday that he is the orphaned son of two wizards and possesses magical powers of his own. At Hogwarts™ School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, he learns the high-flying sport of Quidditch™ and plays a thrilling “live” chess game en route to facing a Dark Wizard determined to destroy him.


HARRY POTTER characters, names and related indicia are © & ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. J.K. ROWLING`S WIZARDING WORLD™ J.K. Rowling and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Publishing Rights © JKR. (s18)

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Aug
4
2:00 PM14:00

Family Saturday: Outdoor Rubbing Art

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Head to the Tang Teaching Museum at Skidmore College on Saturday, August 4th for Family Saturday: Outdoor Rubbing Art. Kids will look at and talk about Dona Nelson’s work that uses rubbings in the exhibition Stand Alone Paintings then will venture outside with white paper and crayons to create their own artistic rubbings by using the bark on trees, the surfaces of sidewalks, and much more.

Family Saturdays foster multigenerational creative cooperation through looking at artwork, discussing it, and engaging in a hands-on art activity. Most programs run from 2:00 – 3:30 pm and include a tour of a specific exhibition.

All programs are free and open to the public, and suitable for children ages 5 and older, accompanied by their adult companions. Materials are provided. Reservations are required and can be made starting one week before the program. For more information and reservations, call the Tang’s Visitor Service Desk at 518-580-8080.

Share your Family Saturday photos on social media by including #tangfamsat.

Tang Event Page: https://tang.skidmore.edu/calendar/841-family-saturday-outdoor-rubbing-art

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Aug
4
9:30 AM09:30

Sunflower Saturdays at Pitney Meadows

On Saturday mornings from June 9-August 4, Pitney Meadows Community Gardens will host an old-fashioned story time for children, followed by a hands-on, garden-related activity. The program begins at 9:30 a.m. with Faye Mihuta reading picture books on garden topics. Jess Clauser will then lead a garden activity at 10 a.m. Pitney Meadows Community Gardens is located at 223 West Avenue, Saratoga Springs.

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Aug
3
8:00 PM20:00

The Philadelphia Orchestra The Planets -- An HD Odyssey

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In this unprecedented multimedia event led by conductor Kensho Watanabe, The Philadelphia Orchestra will perform The Planets from the HD Odyssey film series, featuring images of NASA’s exploration of the solar system brought to life in vivid form with the orchestra’s performance of Holst’s exciting, cosmic score.

According to The New York Times, “The images in the movie, produced and directed by Duncan Copp, were often astonishing. Photographs from rovers and satellites, radar images and computer-generated graphics were combined to give the audience the impression of circling individual planets and sometimes flying over their awesomely barren landscapes…There is, of course, a film-score-like quality to the music, and combining it with imagery has been done before, though not to my mind with such sophistication.”

PROGRAM NOTES

  • CDPHP Family Night, 6pm – learn more
  • Out of This World Festival: Pre-Show Festival on the SPAC Lawn, 6pm – learn more
  • The Philadelphia Orchestra, 8pm
  • Star Party with Guided Telescope Viewings around the reflecting pool, Post-concert – learn more
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Aug
3
1:00 PM13:00

Meet the Music: Albert & Wolfgang

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MEET THE MUSIC: ALBERT & WOLFGANG
A Concert for families with chidren ages 6 and up!
with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

In the Spa Little Theater

Wednesday, August 8th at 1pm

Join us for an adventure with Einstein and Mozart! Our second event of the summer is geared towards older children. This scripted concert follows a group of physics students while they await their teacher on their first day of class. Who should appear but Albert Einstein! Einstein once said, “Mozart’s music is so pure and beautiful that I see it as a reflection of the inner beauty of the universe.” In his day Einstein performed Mozart sonatas on the violin and played chamber music with professional musicians all over the world.

The concert will take place in the Spa Little Theater (19 Roosevelt Dr, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866).

General Admission Tickets are only $5!

For more info and to purchase: https://spac.org/event/meet-the-music-albert-and-wolfgang/

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Aug
2
6:00 PM18:00

Ballston Spa Concerts in the Park: Ice Cream Social with the Union Fire Company Band

The BSBPA presents the 2018 Concerts in the Park summer concert series in Wiswall Park. This free concert series is a signature event in Ballston Spa and draws hundreds of visitors, as well as residents of the greater Ballston Spa community, to the village’s historic downtown.

The concerts are held on Thursday evenings from 6-8 pm directly following the Thursday afternoon Farmers’ Market. This year’s concert season runs from June 28 through August 30 and once again offers a diverse line-up of talent.

It’s a great family friendly event made possible by our sponsors each year. Bring your blanket & chairs to the park for a great evening of live music in the village!

2018 Schedule:


August 2: Ice Cream Social with the Union Fire Company Band
August 9: Jim Gaudet & The Railroad Boys
August 16: The McKrells
August 23: The Bluebillies
August 30: Matthew Runciman

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Aug
2
2:00 PM14:00

The Philadelphia Orchestra at SPAC

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As part of SPAC’s new Thursday Matinee series, Stéphane Denève will lead The Philadelphia Orchestra in a “Symphonic Shakespeare” program of popular orchestral music set to Shakespeare’s most illustrious works. Pieces by Tchaikovsky, Walton, Berlioz, and Mendelssohn will underscore excerpts performed by guest actors of Shakespeare’s most beloved plays, such as Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and As You Like It.

PROGRAM
Walton Selections from As You Like It
Berlioz Overture to Beatrice and Benedict
Tchaikovsky Romeo and Juliet
Mendelssohn Selections from A Midsummer Night’s Dream

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Aug
2
10:00 AM10:00

Summer Fun Drop In Programs :: Thursdays at the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame

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Join the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame for family-friendly, weekly drop-in programs on Thursday this summer. Each program will be hands-on and engaging; recommended for children ages 3 through 8 years old. 

Time: Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. 
Location: National Museum of Racing (191 Union Ave, Saratoga Springs)
Cost: Free with paid adult admission. 

o August 2 – Trivia Game
o August 9 – Hall of Fame Bingo – make your own induction plaque
o August 16 – Anatomy, Them Bones – clothespin horse
o August 23 – I Won the Race, the Travers Stakes
o August 30 – Horseshoes, Horsehoe photo frame
...more details on each program below!

Thursday, August 2 — “Horse-Themed Trivia Game:” Join us to play some fun racing-themed games. Recommended for children ages 3 through 8. 

Thursday, August 9 — “Hall of Fame Bingo – Make Your Own Induction Plaque:” Learn about the 2018 Hall of Fame inductees by playing a round of bingo. View some plaques of famous horses, trainers and jockeys then design and take home your own. Recommended for children ages 3 through 8. 

Thursday, August 16 — “Anatomy, Them Bones:” Join us to learn about the anatomy of horses then build your own clothespin horse. Recommended for children ages 3 through 8.

Thursday, August 23 — “I Won the Race: the Travers Stakes:” Prepare for Saratoga’s oldest race by viewing Travers Stakes trophies at the Museum then decorate a smaller model of your own. Recommended for children ages 3 through 8. 

Thursday, August 30 — “Make a Horseshoe Photo Frame:” Learn about the different types of shoes horses can wear then decorate your own horseshoe photo frame. Recommended for children ages 3 through 8.

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