Friday, August 31, 2012

Albany TAI CHI for WELLNESS classes

Albany TAI CHI for WELLNESS classes:
WHERE: 1ST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH, QUAIL ST, ALBANY (1 block in from New Scotland)
WHEN: WEDNESDAYS.  there are THREE different class times.  9:30a.m.,  11:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.
Held every Wednesday, unless a cancellation is needed.
FEE: $2:00 per class.
Wear comfortable clothing and a soft shoe or sneaker.
Can call Beth Ruggeri, PT, @ 782-2532.
Focus of classes is to build muscle endurance, improve balance, encourage relaxation of mind and body, improve breathing pattern and to generally engage in a wonderfully social  1 hour movement experience with like-minded adults.
thanks
 beth


Note: I assume the classes start Sept. 5 - you may want to check that with Beth.




Voter Registration event - 9/8/12


Save The Date !
Please Join the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists

With Special Guest Speaker
Congressman Paul D. Tonko

For a community presentation and film about Voter Suppression and Voter Purging in the United States.

Bring your friends & neighbors!
Register to Vote!

Saturday, September 8th | 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Albany Public Library  |  161 Washington Ave  |   Albany




Kids Stuff consignment sale in Albany



A couple of local moms are putting together a consignment sale at the Delaware Community School in response to the Pass It On Sale moving to Halfmoon.  Even though the sale is in the Delaware neighborhood, I know many of the local neighborhood families were disappointed when the Pass It On Sale left Albany Academy and so I thought it might be information worth passing on.  The flyer for the sale is attached.  They are still in need of consigners as well.






Nominate on LEGO website for Books for Schoharie Free Library Association

Books for Schoharie Free Library Association

 
To vote please go to www.readbuildplay.com

To find out more about the library go to www.schoharielibrary.org

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Upcoming Exhibits and Summer Art Programs at the Albany Institute!



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  AUGUST 8, 2012
UPCOMING EXHIBITS


 T H E  E T E R N A L  R E T U R N
S T E P H A N I E  R O S E
P O R T R A I T S
Opening August 25
The first museum exhibition and catalogue of portrait paintings by the well-known abstract painter Stephanie Rose will feature twenty-three stunning portraits of distinguished poets, novelists, art critics, filmmakers, photographers, performers, art collectors and philanthropists. More Information


  ARTISTIC IMPRESSIONS
American Paintings from the 
 Florence Griswold Museum
Opening September 15
The exhibition will focus on the vibrant history of the Old Lyme Art Colony of Connecticut, often referred to as the home of American Impressionism. Works by artists such as Childe Hassam, Willard Metcalf, John Twachtman, and Dwight Tryon will be featured along with photographs of the artists working at the colony.  Also included are 18th-century and 19th-century paintings by artists such as Ralph Earl, Frederic E. Church, John Kensett, and John Ludlow Morton. More Information
CALENDAR

Child Drawing 2ARTFUL MORNINGS
Landscapes and Portraiture
TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY, AUGUST 14, 15, 16 | 9 AM-NOON (ages 9-11)

We will begin by mastering the essentials of foreground, middle ground, and background to show depth of space.  Kids will stretch their imagination by creating landscapes in the style of the realists, abstractionists, and impressionists. More information. Register now! 


Family Programs'TUTE FOR TOTS
Story Telling
FRIDAY, AUGUST 17| 10-11:30 AM (ages 3-5)

Inspired by the variety of artwork throughout the museum, participants will explore the basic elements of design including color, shape, line, pattern, and texture.  Techniques such as drawing, painting, printmaking, wax resist, and sculpting will be used to get their creative juices flowing for some wonderful creations while they learn. More information. Register now! 


REGISTRATION OPEN FOR ALL OF OUR
SUMMER ART PROGRAMS


Looking for ways to get  involved?  AIHA is currently seeking volunteers to assist with special events.  Nights and weekend opportunities are available.   We're also looking for  volunteers to assist weekdays in the museum shop.  Contact Barbara Collins, Volunteer Coordinator, at collinsb@albanyinstitute.org  or 518-463-4478 ext. 405

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EXHIBITIONS
CURRENT
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GEORGE WASHINGTON
THROUGH AUGUST 12 

RECENT ACQUISITIONS
THROUGH SEPT. 23

Selections from the Museum's Collection 

UPCOMING
THE ETERNAL RETURN Portraits by Stephanie Rose

OPENING AUGUST 25



GALLERY TALKS
SATURDAYS | 2 PM
SUNDAYS | 3 PM
FREE with admission


HOURS
WEDNESDAY-SATURDAY 10AM-5 PM  
SUNDAY, NOON-5 PM





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Friday, August 3, 2012

Cornell Cooperative Extension invitation

The Delaware Neighborhood Association have invited Master Gardeners from  Cornell Cooperative Extension to attend their ice cream social, to answer gardening questions.  They will also be collecting soil samples of  lawn or garden for pH testing.  Bring a small baggie of dry soil that has been dug from a depth of 4 to 5 inches.  (Soil should be dried naturally)  Label the baggie with your name and phone number and indicate if it contains garden or lawn soil.  There is a fee of $3 for each soil sample tested.

 The Master Gardeners will be behind the library at 331 Delaware from 4 to 7 pm on August 7.

Thank you, Louise, for inviting us to this event.
Deb Schramek, HNA Communications Chair











Another Farmer's Market! - SUNDAY's

Sunday Heritage Farmer's Market I.A.H.F.I. at the Italian American Community Center 


 The Farmer's Market, located on the lawn at the Italian American Community Center, meets every Sunday morning from 9:00 am until 1:00 pm until October 28. 


Come Sunday and shop from many of our local producers and crafters. This week you can expect to find: 



  • The Farm at Kristy's Barn - local vegetables and produce 
  • Frantzen Scenic Farm - quality beef and chicken, eggs 
  • Mountain Wind Farm - maple products and fresh eggs 
  • Saratoga Apple - fresh fruit and vegetables 
  • Euro Delicacies- homemade Mediterranean foods 
  • Magdalena's Menu - homemade Mexican food 
  • Fin your Fishmonger - fresh fish and seafood 
  • Goats and Gourmets - goat cheese, Chevre, spreads 
  • Glen Glade Farm - freshly baked breads and foccaccia 
  • Capoccia Winery - varietal wines 
  • Loreal's Boutique- freshly made butter and cheese 
  • Prusko's bakery - homemade cookies and biscotti 
  • Worldlings Pleasure - spreads and cheese tarts 
  • Jiff -e-Chips - homemade potato chips 
  • Bocain's Hummus - 5 varieties of homemade hummus 
  • DeMartino - leather journals 
  • Annabella's Designs - handcrafted jewelry 
  • Carole Hamill's Designs - handcrafted jewelry 
  • Elderberry Mary - homemade jams and jellies 
  • Hunter's Designs - handcrafted zip-its for handbags And many more! 



Breakfast will be served from 9:00am until 11:30 am.


New Farmer's Market at the SAJCC Thursdays

The SAJCC on Whitehall Rd at the end of South Main will begin hosting a Farmer's Market on Thursdays from 3 to 6pm starting next Thursday, August 9th through October and yes, Maria's Peruvian Delights will be there so see updated list below.



Maria Lloyd,  our neighbor and culinary wizard whose delicious South American cuisine you may have tasted at the Latin or International Festivals downtown or at the Delmar or Schenectady Farmer's Markets, has given me her new and expanded schedule for this summer, You can find her empenadas, quinoa salad, plantains, tamales and other tasty fare at:

on Sundays from 10-2pm at the Schenectady Green Market located on Jay Street and around City Hall
on Tuesdays from 3-6pm at the New Covenant Presbyterian Church on Western Ave. by CVS. Look for the Farmer's Market sign
on Thursdays from 3-6pm at the SAJCC on Whitehall Rd.
on Fridays from 3:30-6:30pm starting June 22 at the Methodist Church in Voorhesville
on Saturdays from 9-1pm at the Delmar Farmer's Market at the Bethlehem Middle School.

Look for the Peruvian Delights stall. You will only be disappointed if you don't get there early enough.




FriendsOfTheMadison- Beat the Heat Special at the Madison Theater - August 3 Midnight Showing of Spaceballs only $5

Subject: FriendsOfTheMadison- Beat the Heat Special at the Madison Theater - August 3 Midnight Showing of Spaceballs only $5

  

Beat the Heat Special at the Madison Theater - August 3 Midnight Showing of Spaceballs only $5
Good news for movie fans without air conditioning. The Madison Theater will be showing the PG rated comedy classic, Spaceballs, at midnight August 3 for only $5 a ticket. Tickets go on sale in front of the theater at 11:30 p.m. At that price, even with the cost of a babysitter, this event is a real treat. Not only will you be cooled off and entertained, but you will be helping raise money for future Upper Madison improvements, such as plantings, a business directory, upgrading monument park next to Center Station, and repairing Madison Theater's facade.
So, please spread the word and us make this event a sell-out. Thanks.




Albany Board of Zoning Appeals - 8/22 Agenda

Note that the Ronald McDonald House application is included.  Debby Ross spoke to us at our June meeting about the necessity for the addition and their plans to make it as beautiful as their current location. Individual letters of support would be appreciated, if you are so inclined.



See attached.

Application documents will be made available on the web at the following address:



Bradley Glass
City of Albany
Department of Development & Planning
Division of Planning, Zoning and Land Use
200 Henry Johnson Boulevard
Albany, NY 12210





VENDORS WANTED - 10th Anniversary Joyce E. King (JEK) Memorial Basketball Tournament 2012



Register Online @ www.jekmemorialweekend.com






Reapportionment Public Meeting Schedule

NOTICE OF REAPPORTIONMENT COMMISSION MEETING



Notice is hereby given that the City of Albany Reapportionment Commission will now regularly holding meetings on Tuesday evenings at 5:30 p.m., in the Mayor's Conference Room, City Hall (unless otherwise noted).  The Commission intends to hold public hearings at a later date, but the current planning sessions are open to members of the public who are interested in observing the Commission's work.  Additionally, the Commission intends to set aside a few minutes at the end of each meeting to afford members of the public who wish to speak for two minutes or less, an opportunity to share insight into what they believe are key issues to be addressed during this process.  If you have any questions about this process, please contact Mr. Nala Woodard, City Clerk at (518) 434-5090 or woodardn@ci.albany.ny.us.

Nala R. Woodard
City Clerk


Sincerely,

Mr. Nala R. Woodard, City Clerk,
Clerk to the Common Council
& Records Access Officer
Office of the City Clerk
City Hall - Room 202
518-434-5090 (tele)





Albany Board of Zoning Appeals - 7/25 Decisions & 8/8 Pending Agenda

Albany Board of Zoning Appeals - 7/25 Decisions & 8/8 Pending Agenda are available here:

http://www.albanyny.org/Government/Departments/DevelopmentPlanning/BZA.aspx