Newsletter 7/16/19 Topics/Guests Sch’dy Today

Schenectady Today In & Around the Capital Region

Now in our 21st Year!

Below you will find listings for our interesting on-air guests for the next four weeks.  Check out the lists below for our great variety of topics.  We start filming at 10 am in THE ADDY THEATRE on Tuesday. A live audience is always welcome and there are plenty of seats. You can meet the guests in person and learn more about their projects or even get involved yourself.

July 9, 2019 – Show #1092

Segment ONE

The CanalFest at Mabee Farm

Mary Zawacki, Executive Director & Michael Diana, Education Manager

            Join us for CanalFest at Mabee Farm for a day of FREE fun, family activities as we celebrate the Erie Canalway!
            The festivities include live music, petting zoo and pony rides, rehabbed wild animals, historic boat rides, kayak paddling, food and craft beer, barn-raisings, kids activities, craft vendors, FREE ICE CREAM, demonstrations inspired by the Erie Canal, and family-friendly tours of the historic Mabee house.
            Sponsored by the Schenectady Chapter of the Adirondack Mountain Club, Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor, Stewart’s Shops, and Schenectady County!

Organization: Schenectady County Historical Society at Mabee Farm

Mission: The Schenectady County Historical Society shares stories, inspires dialogue, and encourages understanding of the history, people, and cultures of Schenectady County.

Event: CanalFest at Mabee Farm

Location of event: Historic Mabee Farm – Rotterdam Junction – Route 5S

Date/Time: Saturday, July 13 from 11 am to 3 pm

Cost: Free event

Facebook: Yes “Mabee Farm Historic Site”

Instagram: @SchenectadyHistorical


Segment TWO

Upcoming Events – Jazz on Jay and More

Amy Sonder, Promotions Coordinator

            Jazz on Jay — Seven more Thursdays, always noon to 1:30 p.m. — all free thanks to sponsors MVP Healthcare, Schenectady County legislature and DSIC. Rain location is Proctors.

            Schenectady Summer Night is the biggest summer block party in the Capital Region! Enjoy food and drink vendors, family activities, a cannoli eating contest, live music headlined by SmashMouth and end the night with fireworks!

            Paws on the Patio invites you to bring your best friend out to enjoy “yappy hour” with you at local Downtown Schenectady restaurants! Taking part this year are Mexican Radio Schenectady, Mad Jack Brewing Company, Wolff’s Biergarten Schenectady, Slidin’ Dirty Schenectady, 151 Bar and Restaurant, and Clinton’s Ditch along with vendors Jake’s Jammin’ Bow Ties and Mutts & Barley.

            Color the Canal will be creating chalk art and installing art along the trail before the Cycle the Erie Canal cyclists roll into town. Help us celebrate the Erie Canalway system and welcome Cycle the Erie Canal ride cyclists to Schenectady County.

Organization: Downtown Schenectady Improvement Corporation

Mission or Purpose: To facilitate and support economic and cultural growth within the central business district of Schenectady, New York.

Vision: Through exemplary services and strong partnerships, the Downtown Schenectady Improvement Corporation will transform Downtown Schenectady, New York, into the premier regional destination for commerce, recreation and living


  • Jazz on Jay/ Jay Street/ Through August 22/ noon to 1:30 pm
  • Summer Night/ Downtown Schenectady/ July 12/ 5-10 pm
  • Paws on the Patio/ Local restaurants: / Third Thursday/ 6-8 pm
  • Color the Canal/ Bike path/July 12-14/ varies

Cost: None

Contact Information:

Facebook: Yes – Downtown Schenectady Improvement District

Twitter: @DSICschenectady

Instagram: @downtown_schenectady


Segment THREE

miSci Events – Topic TBA

Guests to be determined

            No other information has been provided at this time.

Organization: Museum of Innovation and Science (miSci)


Segment FOUR

Filmmaker – Latest Updates

Jon Russell Cring

            No other information has been provided at this time

Segment FIVE

Empire State Aerosciences Museum

Kenneth Millington, 1st Vice President

            From Website: The Empire State Aerosciences Museum is a one-of-a-kind cultural resource located at Schenectady County Airport in the Town of Glenville, NY, at the site of the former General Electric Flight Test Center. Dedicated to interpreting aviation, particularly as related to New York State, the Museum offers visitors a variety of enjoyable and educational experiences, including interpretive exhibits, a spectacular collection of restored aircraft, the state’s largest aviation library, as well as education programs.

            No other information has been provided at this time.

Organization: Empire State Aerosciences Museum

Location of event: Rudy Chase Drive at Schenectady Airport – Route 50


Segment SIX

Filmmaker “strip” (a feature film)

Osaretin Omorodion, Director

            This is an independent film that was mostly shot in NYC in 2018 with a strip club location used in Latham, NY (Nite Moves).

            Film’s synopsis: A crisis tests a bond between a father and his daughter. In order to save her father from ruin after a car accident leaves him handicapped, Arielle Smith enters the world of erotic dance then inadvertently faces consequences such as blackmail from a frenemy amongst other tragic occurings, and a realization that this new lifestyle is harder to quit. (Filmclip will be shown during segment)

            Filmmaker’s comment: I’ve done past short films in NYC and Vermont that have been picked up by SHORTS International and screened at New York Filmmakers Quarterly and Anthology Archives NYC.

Event: ‘strip’ feature film

Instagram: @director.omo

Website: none provided

Upcoming Shows            

July 16, 2019 Show #1093

(Topics listed alphabetically – subject to change)

Breakthrough! Series

            Crissie Beauchemin

            Additional Guests?

Community Fathers Inc.

            Walter Simkins, Executive Director

            Additional Guests?

Will Kemp’s Players (WKP Cooperative)

            Guests To Be Announced

Schenectady Civic Players –Silent Sky (Jul 19-28)

            Jennifer Van Iderstyne, Director

            Carol Charniga, Actor

The Villages –Niskayuna – a new initiative

            Yvette Gebell

            Nancy Varney

            Ken Harris, The Guardian Society of Albany

            Additional Guests?

July 23, 2019 Show #1094

(Topics listed alphabetically – subject to change)

Conversation with:

               Richard Lovrich

Schenectady Community Ministries – Summer Meals Program

               Rev. Phil Grigsby

               Jo-Anne Rafalik

Waterford  Historical Museum & Cultural Center

               Anastasia Garceau, Director

               Additional Guests?

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