Schenectady Today — In and Around the Capital Region
Photographs by Malcolm Kogut
Filmed at Open Stage Media, Proctors, Schenectady
© Copyright 2016, Ann Parillo. All rights reserved.
Kittens for Fostering – Share your home for 2 weeks!
Guest: RayLynn Bradigan, Shelter Director with two adorable kittens
Pickles and Radish This is the “kitten season”!
You’ll learn about the many ways that the community can help. She’ll bring a few of those irresistible kittens to the show. Become a Foster Volunteer helping to save hundreds of animals each year.
The average commitment is 2 weeks. You pick the kitten(s) and APF supplies everything. This is not only life-saving but fun as well.
The mission of the Animal Protective Foundation of Schenectady is to address pet overpopulation and animal suffering through education and appropriate action, to enhance human/animal relationships, and to provide care to animals in need.
Organization: Animal Protective Foundation
Event: Ongoing Kitten Fostering
Location: 53 Maple Ave. Scotia/Glenville
Contact Information: 374-3944
Celtic Heritage Celebration!
Guests: Mary Zawacki, Curator Sch’dy County Historical Society and Dave Connelly, Sch’dy Ancient Order of the Hibernians
Join us for a day celebrating Schenectady County’s Celtic heritage!
Enjoy two stages of live music with Dublin Train Wreck, Washington County Line, Triskele, and the Keeners; traditional Irish step-dancing and Celtic pipe bands; food and drink; historic demonstrations and exhibitions, including sheep-shearing, blacksmithing, woodworking, Mohawk River bateaux; craft vendors, kids’ activities, tours of the 1705 Mabee farmhouse, and much, much more!
Organizations: Schenectady Historical Society and the Schenectady Ancient Order of the Hibernians
Event: Celtic Heritage Day Celebration
Location of event: Mabee Farm Historic Site in Rotterdam Junction – Route 5S
Date/Time: Saturday June 11 from noon to 6 pm
Cost: $10 per car
Facebook: Yes “Mabee Farm Historic Site”
Website: www.SchenectadyHistorical.org/Celtic and www.aohjfk.org
Jazz on Jay – An Annual Summer Weekly Event!
Guests: Karen Johnson, Organizer and Tim Coakley, Pres. A Place for Jazz & Planning Committee Member
This annual event started on June 2 and will continue throughout the summer until Sept. 1. There will also be a performance at Schenectady SummerNight.
Here’s the line up for this summer:
June 9: HaNG Trio
June 16: Jazz 4 U
June 23: Annie & the Hedonists
June 30: Adam Siegel Quartet
July 7: Ten 27
July 14: Steve Lambert Quintet
July 21: Heard
July 28: Brian Patneaude Quintet
August 4: Skip Parsons
August 11: Dave Fisk Quartet
August 18: Alex Slomka Trio
August 25: Scott Bassinson Quartet
September 1: The Gals Who Play Jazz
Organizations: Electric City Arts & Entertainment District & Schenectady Musical Union
Event: Jazz on Jay
Location of event: Jay Street in Schenectady (Pedestrian Walkway)
Date/Time: Thursdays at Noon until 1:30 pm
Cost: Free Event – Plenty of chairs, bring your lunch or purchase it there
Facebook: Yes “Jazz on Jay”
Search through your photos for Proctors!
Guests: Richard Lovrich, Creative Director and Michael Eck, Publicist Proctors Historical Committee
Historical Committee is looking for Old photos and memorabilia for their museum.
We’ll hear about a book that is being worked on that will chronicle the history of Historic Proctors.
Organization: Proctors Historical Committee
Contact Information: Audrey Hughes at email@example.com
Strawberries and more Strawberries!
Guest: Madelyn Thorne, Co Executive Director Music
Music, children’s activities and food, including strawberries fresh from the fields at the Gourmet Market Place and Farmer’s Market, and on the menus of over 20 eating establishments.
Entertainment features a jazz fusion group headed by keyboardist Lecco Morris with Jeff Nania on saxophone and Rob Morrison on drums/Tabla at Phillips Hardware from 10 am – 1pm, Long Bow Trio in front of Hot Harry’s from 10am – 12noon, McIntosh from 11:30 – 1:30 at Gershon’s Deli, performances by the Dance Me Studio competition team and Voice of the Grove Drum Circle which invites visitor participation. Fashion Show at Ferri Formals at 2 PM, Flea Market by Home Furnishings, Tae Kwon Do demonstrations up and down the street and readings by psychic Inca at Head to Tail Pet Wellness Center, Pony Rides to benefit the Upper Union Street Scholarship fund and free bounce house at Home Style Pizza.
Organization: Upper Union Street Business District
Event: 11th Annual Upper Union Street – Strawberry Festival and Art Show
Location of event: Upper Union Street Shopping District – Schenectady
Date/Time: Saturday, June 18 from 10 am to 3 pm
Cost: Free event for the whole family