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.
In Their Corner – Ring of Hope Event!
Guests: Judy Decker, Development and Mary D’Alessandro-Gilmore, Board Member Ring of Hope
Ring of Hope annual dinner. An evening of recognition, celebration and support. Our honored guests include Robert Carreau, The Schenectady Foundation and regional boxing legend, Danny Ferris. After a welcome by Honorary Chair, Mayor Gary McCarthy, guests will enjoy a served dinner, music by the Cliff Bruckner Trio and an opportunity to meet the youngsters of the Ring of Hope.
Mission or Purpose: Schenectady Ring of Hope Boxing, a 501c (3) organization, has created a successful youth program offering a safe haven and supportive environment to inner-city youth.
Boxing and fitness are effective draws to those who would not typically seek mentoring. Through boxing and fitness young people learn life skills, such as discipline, cooperation and setting goals for their future.
Organization: Schenectady Ring of Hope Boxing Club Event: In Their Corner Location of event: Mohawk Golf Club Date/Time: Sunday, May 15, 2016 at 6 pm Cost: $65 and $35 for students Contact Information: Ring of Hope Gym 518-377-1811 Facebook: Yes “Schenectady Ring of Hope” Website: www.RingOfHopeBoxingClub.org
Reading is FUN!
Guest: Al Magid and Book Worm
Information from their website: It is our goal that every four year-old to nine year old in Schenectady learn the letters in the alphabet and their sounds and have fun doing it!
Conversational skills are used to help youngsters develop vocabulary to help build the basis for them to be successful in school and throughout life. Some volunteers work with a child and his or her caregiver, while others work in schools and still others volunteer at the county jail with youngsters who are visiting a parent.
- Once a week at convenient times.
- For 30 – 60 minute sessions.
- In public places near their homes.
- In Schenectady Elementary Schools.
- At the county jail during family visits.
- No teaching experience is necessary to volunteer.
- Volunteers are trained in one-hour sessions conducted by school-district administrative staff and reading teachers.
Organization: Reading is Fun Program – Schenectady Schools
Proctors Early History in Photos!
Guest: Janice Walz, Committee Member
Each month, Janice appears on the show to tell us another fascinating story about the history of Proctors.
Proctors was built/opened in 1926 and has a very interesting history starting with Vaudeville. This month she’ll tell us about the first and second construction projects.
Organization: Proctors Historical Committee
Contact Information: Audrey Hughes at firstname.lastname@example.org
Win a Bike — Bicycle Month Wellness Day!
Guest: — Maureen Gebert, Co-Director, Win a Bike
Enter the coloring contest for children!
Upper Union Street BID and HRRT Athletic Center “Bicycle Month Wellness Day” on Saturday, May 14, 2016 at HRRT, 1019 Keyes Avenue, Schenectady from 10am – 2pm.
The day promises fun for the whole family! Free bicycle helmet safety checks for adults and children, a Community Bicycle Swap & Sale, Free bicycle safety checks, Family ABC’s of Biking, Free Fix a Flat Clinics at 11 AM & 1 PM and a coloring contest sponsored with a child’s bike as the grand prized.
Contact: Heather Rizzi at the HRRT Athletic Center, 1019 Keyes Ave, Schenectady, NY 12309 – 518-847-2419.
We will be conducting several seminars on bicycle safety and caring for your bicycle including how to fix a flat. A bicycle, suitable a 5-7 year old child, for will be given away through a coloring contest. We are encouraging people to ride their bikes and take advantage of our new bicycle racks
Organization: Upper Union Street BID and HRRT Athlete Center
Event: Bicycle Month Wellness Day Event
Location of event: Upper Union St Date/Time: May 14 – 11 am to 2 pm
Cost: Free event
Contact Info: 1019 Keyes Ave, Sch’dy
Website: www.UpperUnionStreet.com and www.HRRTonline.com
A Night On Broadway in Albany!
Guests: Jeff Vredenburg, Conductor and Michael Clement, Accompanist
This event offers a selection of Broadway selections from the 1920’s to present with guest artists, Irina Petrik and Robert Dalton.
The Club is dedicated to the preserving and presenting male choral music and blends musical experiences with fellowship for members through rehearsals, concerts, and other musical events, afterglows and social gatherings.
Organization: Mendelssohn Club of Albany
Event: Spring Concert A Night on Broadway
Location of event: Chancellor’s Hall in Albany (NYS Education Building)
Date/Time: Friday, May 13 event at 7:30 pm
Cost: $20 Contact
Facebook: Yes “Mendelssohn Club of Albany”
Clybourne Park at Sch’dy Civic Players!
Guests: Chris Foster, Director, with Evan Jones and Patrick White
Clybourne Park, a response play to Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun, explodes in two outrageous acts set fifty years apart.
Act One takes place in 1959, as nervous community leaders anxiously try to stop the sale of a home to a black family.
Act Two is set in the same house in the present day, as the now predominantly African-American neighborhood battles to hold its ground in the face of gentrification.
This funny and fiercely provocative play about race, real estate, and the volatile values of each won nearly every honor the theater has to give, including the Tony Award for Best Play, Olivier Award, the Evening Standard Award and the Pulitzer Prize.
Organization: Schenectady Civic Players
Event: Clybourne Park
Location of event: Schenectady Civic Playhouse – 12 South Church Street
Date/Time: May 6-15 (Wed/Thurs at 7:30 pm and Fri/Sat at 8 pm and Sunday matinees at 2:30 pm)
Contact Information: 382-2081