July 2019 Newsletter

ALLEY RALLY
Neighborhood “Garage” Sale
In the alleys between 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th Streets from Ferry St. southward (Riverside, Washington Park, Little Italy, Osgood Neighborhoods)
Unload unwanted stuff cluttering your home & enjoy a day socializing with neighbors
SATURDAY, AUGUST 24, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Announcements of the rally will be placed on Craig’s List & a handout map of sale locations will be available
TO SIGN UP AS A PARTICIPANT, email Diane Bell at: dianehbell@gmail.com. (Rain date Sunday, August 25) Sign-up deadline: Friday, August 9
For questions or to volunteer, contact: Diane 518-416-6771 or Sandra Rouse 518-421-8454
GETTING READY FOR A GARAGE SALE
Some Tips from the Experts:
Start sorting early Take bite-sized steps (e.g., a closet at a time) Sort into piles to keep, donate, recycle
Sell at garage sale or somewhere else like Craigslist or eBay (i.e., high quality, expensive, large, one-of- a-kind items)
Price things as you go. Price to sell but leave a little room to dicker. Price in easy increments – $1, 25 cents etc.
NOTE: Books & adult clothes don’t sell well
We will keep you posted via the Park website.

Picnic a Success
The Park’s first picnic of 2019 was held on June 24 & was well attended. We lucked out with gorgeous weather. Lots of unruly kids (more every year!), food, drink, conversation. Many thanks to everyone who helped with set up (Hats off to Andrew & Jillian Ridler) & clean up.
Neighborhood Mtgs.
Downtown
2nd Monday of every month, St Paul’s Guild House, State St
Little Italy
3rd Wed of every month
6/7, ICC, 5th Avenue
Osgood
2nd Tuesday of every month
6-7, TAUM, 392 2nd St
Riverside
2nd Wed of every month 6:30-7:30, TPL, 100 2nd St

Services/Help/Goods
Troy Public Library, 100
Second St (Main) Enjoy TPL this summer. Get ready for a fun-filled summer of reading, discovery & events.

Summer Events for Kids
To register for programs, call 518-274-7071 or sign up online at www.thetroylibrary.org

Basement on First Street Thrift Shop located in the basement of St Johns Church, 146 1st St is open Wed & Sat from 9-noon. Lots of interesting items. Come browse.

Free Fitness in the Park Sundays, thru Aug 25 @ 9-10 am in Riverfront Park
The perfect way to start a lazy Sunday.

Let Them Eat …Vegetables Troy Farmers Market
Every Saturday from 9 -2 @
River St @ Monument Sq. There is no excuse not to have fresh veggies.
For complete list of Troy Waterfront Farmers’ Market Vendors, visit: https://www.troymarket.org/vendors )

A Reminder
Dogs are not allowed in Washington Park.

Places to Live
For Sale – 1 Washington Place – $989,000. Live in this grand, historic home uniquely situated on a corner lot facing Washington Park. The Mallary House, c. 1838, has many original features including fireplaces, crafted woodwork, pier mirrors, original carriage house, coffered ceilings, private courtyard, stained glass & gorgeous stairway. Well maintained, functionally updated 6 unit property is within walking distance to downtown restaurants, events, shops, Troy farmers’ market, Russell Sage College, RPI and much more. Chandelier on 1st floor excluded. 2 addresses on one deed 1 Washington Place & 216 2nd St. Contact Heather Hamlin to schedule a private tour of this home. heather@hhmrealestate.com or 518.308.8986.

For Rent – Historic Sage – 149 2nd St – Cooperative Apt
Roommate Wanted to share Apartment in Historic Sage, 149 2nd St, Troy
Active retired-couple is looking for a roommate to share a spacious and beautifully renovated 2BR, 2nd floor furnished apt. Shared space is a large Great Room with living & dining areas, and a fully equipped kitchen. Available for rent is a spacious bedroom with bay windows and a private full bath. Completely renovated seven years ago; the apartment has hardwood flooring and 11’ ceilings throughout; interior brick wall and historic fireplaces. Abundant natural-light. One block from Sage and easily walkable to RPI and all downtown Troy locations. Full furnishings for the bedroom are available. Ideal for a single graduate student or professional person. Available immediately. $735 includes heat, water, laundry facilities and basement project space. Call 518-502-4392.

Website Update
Please check out the website – www.wpa-troy.org – for more listings. Not responsible for accuracy! Peter Tarantelli & Sam & Heidi Hagan are updating the site to make it user friendly & up to date.

EVENTS
TNO – July 26 @ 5 pm
Downtown – Check out the Troy BID Website for the latest downtown news. New businesses, festivals and more!

Rockin’ On the River –
Wednesdays @ 5-8:30

July 3 The Brokenhearted –
Tom Petty Tribute wsg Sly Fox & The Hustlers

July 10 Classic Stones Live –A thrlling Stones Tribute wsg
Troy Music Academy Allstars

July 17 Balun wsg Dark Honey

Annual Troy Pig Out @Riverfront Park – Sat, July 13 from 10am to 9pm.
One of the most loved events in the Capital Region. A full day of fun where competitors duke it out for best BBQ, and people flock to Riverfront
Park to taste some of the area’s best food. Live music! Fireworks!

I (Uncle Sam That Is) WANT YOU…To Join the RCHS Celebrate Uncle Sam Deck Party!
Come socialize;take a selfie with Sam at the Uncle Sam Selfie Station!
Tuesday, July 9 @ 5-7:30 @ Rensselaer County Historical Society, 57 2nd St.
$20 pp includes Hors D’oeuvres, Drinks & Galleries!See the RCHS website or FB page. Call 518-272-7232.

Niki Haynes – Culture Consumed
A cut-paper collage series exhibited this Summer at the Arts Center of the Capital Region, 265 River St, Troy.

July 14 – Aug 30. Opening Reception Fri July 26, 6-8. Closing Reception & Raffle Drawing Fri, Aug 30, 6-8. Featuring animation cocreated by Historic Sage’s Niki Haynes & Steve Rein. Niki’s compositions send the viewer tumbling thru an endless stream of consumer detritus. The collages remind us that we are what we eat, drink, smoke, drive, wear, watch & fear. Stand back & absorb the big picture, adjust & reapproach.

Troy Public Library, 100 2nd St – A Treasure to Savor Check out the TPL website for the exciting free adult & kid programming this summer.

Take a Hike
Downtown Troy is happening. Take a walk downtown & see all the new & old shops and restaurants. Lots of clothing stores! Fun dining – both casual & formal. New apartments! Patronize Your Local Merchants The Troy BID website has the most up-to-date info on the downtown activities. Use it to
schedule All the News & Then Some Get your news to Lynn @ lkopka@earthlink.net or 518274-6434. You too can be a media darling. Remember that the website is effective only if all listings are up to
date. Please let us know of changes.

News
Our reporters have been busy, leading active lives. If we
missed interesting news, get it to us by phone (518-274-
6434), text (518-322-1872) or email (lkopka@earthlink.net) or through the website.

SAVE THE DATE
Rabies/Distemper Clinic
Washington Park & Osgood are working with the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society to set the date for the annual clinic in South Troy. We will let you know as soon as the date is selected.

PARK PICNIC in August

Omelets in the Park in September A Sundaymorning in memory of local
chef Jackie Baldwin.


Quality of Life You can make our neighborhoods great places to live, work and play. Litter, noise & code violations are all things you control. Work together to make this a desirable community for all. Thanks for picking up trash, sweeping stoops & sidewalks & being all-around good folks.


ENJOY SUMMER!
The lazy, hazy, crazy summer days extend to our reporters who are taking it easy & enjoying the summer fun. Check websites for summer events – Rensselaer County Historical Society, Troy Public Library, Sage College, RPI, Troy BID, City of Troy, Troy Music Hall, Arts Center of the Capital Region. There are many new businesses opening in our neighborhoods as well as throughout Troy. Saratoga may the Summer Place to Be but Troy is THE place to be all year round.