Newsletter: June 21, 2016 #938

Producer and Host, Ann ParilloSchenectady Today Show Producer and Host, Ann Parillo

Schenectady Today

In & Around the Capital Region

Guest Line Up for the next four weeks of filming. (May be subject to change)

Now In our 18th 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 at Proctors Underground 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.

June 21, 2016 #938

Scheduled On-Air Guests

(Listed alphabetically – subject to change)

Information below has been provided by the Guests

Segment One

Activities at Iroquois Indian Museum!


Colette Lemmon
Iroquois Indian Museum
Curator of Exhibitions
Lori Mollitor
Iroquois Indian Museum
Marketing & Public Relations Director

Mark your calendars for a full day of fun. Established in 1981, the IIM celebrates its 35th year as a nonprofit dedicated to sharing Iroquois culture through the arts.   Admission is free with lots of activities to choose from including Iroquois social dancing, local musicians & hand craft vendors, bird of prey demonstrations, Mohawk storytelling, Iroquois basket makers & bead workers, children’s art activities, quilt block unveiling, a silent auction with super items including Jet Blue & Great Escape Tickets, overnight package at the American Hotel in Sharon Springs, and a handcrafted wooden flute. Pulled pork and briskets available onsite for purchase from Rubbin’ Butts Barbeque.

We’ll also hear about the upcoming events over the summer season at the Museum.

The Museum is an educational institution dedicated to fostering understanding of Iroquois culture using Iroquois art as a window to that culture. As an anthropological institution, it is informed by research on archaeology, history, and the common creative spirit of modern artists and craftspeople. The IIM seeks to be a premier resource center on Iroquois arts, culture, and history and to house and exhibit the most comprehensive collection of Iroquois art worldwide.

Organization: Iroquois Indian Museum

Event: 35th Anniversary Celebration

Location of event: Iroquois Museum, Howes Cave, NY

Date/Time: Saturday, July 9 from 1 PM – 8 PM

Cost: Free

Contact Information: 518-296-8949 or

Facebook: Yes. “Iroquois Indian Museum”


Segment Two

Run the Ridge Event!


Marilyn Peterson
Maple Ski Ridge
Karen Doyle
Maple Ski Ridge
General Manager

Run the Ridge at Maple Ski Ridge is a 5k mud, trail & obstacle course designed by local military runners and MSR staff.  The features consist of untouched terrain from Mother Nature and builds created by some very cleaver minds looking to test your endurance and skills. Each year challenges are added to and redesigned- ready to offer every challenger a new experience every year.

Mud, water, ledges, tires, hills, fire and many other types of things for you to climb over, under and get covered in!  Come for the challenge stay for the food, friends and to support your fellow mud runners. 2016 is once again dedicated to raising funds and awareness for Veterans Count a program of Easter Seals

Organization: Maple Ski Ridge

Event: Run the Ridge

Location of event: Maple Ski Ridge

Date/Time: Saturday July 9, 2016 — Various times: 8:45am, 10am and 11am – Walk at noon, Family Run at 1:00pm

Cost: $55

Contact Information: See website

Facebook: Yes


Segment Three

Naked Magic! Pre Show Event!


Left without sleeves or pockets, this saucy and hilarious magic show is baffling and entertaining, bringing a new meaning to “now you see it.” This show comes with twice as much pleasure at one low price! Your ticket for The Naked Magician Show includes free access to a pre-show party at 6 p.m. with cocktail & restaurant samples, a tarot card reader, psychics, shopping, music by Red Hot Entertainment, massages, a sparkling wine pull raffle and prizes. Make it a Girls’ (or Guys’) Night Out and arrive at 6 p.m. for 90 minutes of music, libations, nosh & fun!!

Organization: Proctors, 432 State Street, Schenectady

Event: Pre Show Event for Naked Magic Show.

Location of event: Proctors, Robb Alley, The GE Theatre and Underground

Date/Time: June 29 starts at 6 pm.

Cost: Ticket to show includes party


Segment Four

National Asteroid Day!


Dr. Valerie Rapson
Dudley Observatory at miSci (The Museum of Innovation and Science)
Astro-physicist and Outreach Astronomer
at the Dudley

Evenings with miSci and the Dudley Observatory: Spend some time after-hours exploring miSci’s Return of the Dinosaurs and Tinkering exhibits before joining the Dudley Observatory’s Night Sky Adventure.

Night Sky Adventure: Night Sky Adventures are astronomy fun for the whole family! Educators from the Dudley Observatory, in conjunction with volunteers from the Albany Area Amateur Astronomers group, present astronomy lessons, activities, planetarium shows and night sky viewing (weather depending). Amateur astronomers and families are invited to bring binoculars or telescopes. One or more telescopes will be provided for public use. Great for all skill levels!

International Asteroid Day: Did you know that there are over 150 million asteroids in our solar system?

Most of them orbit the sun in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, and some are hundreds of miles wide! International Asteroid Day is a global awareness campaign where people from around the world come together to learn about asteroids and what we can do to protect our planet, families, communities, and future generations from future asteroid impacts. Asteroid Day is held each year on June 30, the anniversary of the largest impact in recent history, the 1908 Tunguska event in Siberia. Asteroid Day events around the world range from lectures and other educational programs to live concerts and broader community events, to raise public awareness of the need for increased detection and tracking of asteroids. The Dudley Observatory at miSci will present space themed activities, and display some of miSci and Dudley Observatory’s meteorite collection.

Organization: Dudley Observatory at miSci (The Museum of Innovation and Science)

Event: National Asteroid Day and More

  • International Asteroid Day (6/30) Evenings with miSci & The Dudley Observatory- Third Tuesday
  • Night Sky Adventure- Third Tuesday
  • International Asteroid Day — Thursday 6/30, All day
  • Evenings with miSci & The Dudley Observatory — Third Tuesdays every month 5-9:30 PM
  • Night Sky Adventure (June topic- asteroids, July topic- meteor showers)

Third Tuesdays every month 8-9:30 PM

Location of event: miSci at Nott Terrace Heights

Date/Time: Museum hours: Mon – Sat: 9 AM – 5 PM and Sunday: 12 PM – 5 PM

Children under age 3: Free

Cost: Adults: $10.50; Seniors: $9.00; Children: $7.50

Contact Information: 518-382-7890 x259 or

Facebook: Yes

Websites: and


Segment Five

  • Under 40 Rising Stars – 2016!


Monica Arias Miranda
Hispanic Coalition NY
President and CEO

The Hispanic Coalition NY is currently accepting nominations for the 2016 #40Under40 #RisingStars program from now until June 30, 2016.  A recognition reception will take place during Hispanic Heritage Month.

Mission Statement : The Hispanic Coalition NY’s mission is to empower through education and by serving as a forum for engaging the public in a cultural exchange of ideas and views on social, civic, educational, and economic issues affecting the Hispanic-Latino Community. The Hispanic Coalition NY is a non-partisan, non-sectarian and non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of the Hispanic-Latino community in our society.  The organization is a non-profit corporation incorporated in the State of New York.

The Hispanic Coalition NY will: Make available to the public, information on Hispanic-Latino trends, policy and legislation, employment opportunities and training, cultural contributions, literature, heritage, language, and traditions and Encourage and provide forums for activities and initiatives that help foster and promote heritage, language, literature, culture and traditions, and public recognition for contributions to society and Encourage and advocate for non-partisan voter registrations which supports our mission and serves the public good and Accept donations consistent with our mission of informing the public of Hispanic-Latino culture and community.

Organization: Hispanic Coalition NY

Event: 40 under 40 Rising Stars – 2016

Location of event: TBA

Date/Time: TBA

Cost: TBA


Segment Six

SICM’s Annual Summer Breakfast & Lunch Program!


Dave Taylor
Schenectady Inner City Ministry
Director of Summer Meals Program
Eileen Ploetz
Schenectady Inner City Ministry
Asst. Summer Meals Director

Now in our 22nd year, the SICM free summer meals program feeds hungry children throughout Schenectady. Breakfast and Lunches are served at locations specifically targeted to reach the largest number of at-risk children. The NY State Education Department and the U.S. Department of Agriculture fund SICM’s summer lunch program, with additional support from the United Way of the Greater Capital Region and the City of Schenectady’s Community Development Block Grant program.

Breakfast and Lunch is available to youth 18 and under. Last year an average of almost 2000 kids each day got lunch; we anticipate serving more this summer. There is no enrollment or sign up required; however the meals are available only for youth.

Their mission is: to minister to the urban community and its individuals; to challenge religious organizations, both member and non-member, and other individual members, and the general community, to provide greater involvement and service in the urban community; and to develop understanding, trust, and cooperation among religious organizations and encourage their membership in the organization.

Organization: Schenectady Inner City Ministry

Event: SICM Summer Meals Program (Breakfast and Lunch)

Location of event: 27 Fixed Sites and 15 Mobile Sites around the City of Schenectady and Scotia

Date/Time: June 27 – September 2

Cost: Free

Contact Information: Location: 1055 Wendell Ave. Schenectady. NY 12308

Facebook: Yes. “SICM 2”



June 28, 2016 #939

Scheduled Topics on the Show with Guests

Join us in the audience to meet the guests in person!

Ann Lee History (Shaker Heritage)

  • Bruce Cornwell
  • Elizabeth Frishkoff “Ann Lee”

History Moment

  • Kyle Jenks

Night with Janice Joplin at theREP

  • Maggie Cahill

Schenectady Bridges

  • Dona Fragnoli

Two Pianos

  • Jim Burton
  • Guest?

July 5, 2016 #940

Scheduled On-Air Guests

(Topics listed alphabetically – subject to change)

Author “While Waiting for Change

  • Cecelia Thomas

Derrick Horton and the Jay Street Band

  • Band Performing

Proctors Historical Committee

  • Janice Walz

SummerNight – Schenectady

  • Representatives



July 12, 2016 #941

Scheduled On-Air Guests

(Topics listed alphabetically – subject to change)

Brown School

  • Amanda Keil
  • Patti Vitale

Friends of the Greenhouse

  • Sarah Pechar

Long Term Care Ombudsman Program

  • Pat Finlayson

Music Haven – Events

  • Mona Golub


Tuesdays at 10 am at Proctors Underground


Schenectady Today… In & Around the Capital Region

Ann Parillo – Producer/Host since 9/16/98

Now in our 18th year of serving the Capital Region

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  • Bethlehem/New Scotland – Channel 18 – Friday at 2 pm (one week later)
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Now in our 17th Year of giving voice to Capital District / Tech Valley communities. To receive our weekly announcements & guest list by e-mail, send your name & e-mail address to: How to watch the Show: Live Streaming on the web when aired on Channel 16 in Schenectady County: Schenectady County — Channel 16– starting on Wed. 10 am and 6 pm and continuing throughout the week depending on time availability Now on FIOS in Sch’dy – on Channel 36 – see above for times: Amsterdam – Channel 16 – Tuesday 3 pm (one week later) Albany (City) – Channel 18 on ChannelAlbany on Sunday at 5 pm – Same week as filmed Albany County, Clifton Park, Saratoga, Rensselaer, Troy — Time Warner Cable – Regional Public Access –– Tuesday 3 pm (one week later) Bethlehem/Delmar – Channel 18 – Wednesday 2:30 pm. (One week later) We can also be found on Facebook: Schenectady Today – In & Around the Capital Region. Please join our page. You can also watch many show segments, read about guests and browse / search our archives, here on the site. Show Content: The show usually includes six segments with a variety of guests interviewed each week. Regular guests include Representatives from the Animal Protective Foundation; faculty from the various area institutions of higher learning discussing health and community issues; Representatives from City, County and State agencies; actors and directors from the theREP, Proctors Theatre, Circle Theatre Players at Sand Lake Center for the Arts, Schenectady Civic Players, Schenectady Light Opera, Albany Civic Players, Classic Theater Guild, and many other area theatrical groups; Tax Specialists from the Internal Revenue Service (during tax season); Representatives from Schenectady County Library; area museums including miSci & ESAM and many area non-profit organizations. We also try to highlight local artists and musicians whenever possible.