News Letter August 2018

Park Picnic

Wed, Aug 22 @ 5:30

Use the 2ndSt Park gate. Park will supply paper goods & some beer, wine & soda. Bring food! Drinks! Your energy!


Alley Rally – Alley Yard Sale – Sat, Aug 25 @ 10-2 (Rain Date Sun, Aug 26)

Got stuff to sell? Can’t open the garage door? Want some relief? Join your fellow neighbors in this blow-out yard sale event. Sandra Rouse (518-521-8454; & Diane Bell (518-461-6771; are the contacts developing a roster of participating addresses. These addresses will then be noted on an updated map, highlighting active/hot-spot alleys, to give out on the day of the event.


Annual Rabies Clinic

No date & location has been set as of now, The Clinic is tentative for South Troy in Sept/October.


Happy Anniversary

Congratulations to Fifth & Grand’s Michael Nofal & Rob Hilts on their 32nd year of bliss. Son Jimmy extends his best wishes (and counts his blessings every day for the best parents). Many more!


Neighborhood Meetings

Little Italy

3rdWednesday @ 6/7

ICC, 5thAvenue

Osgood/South End

2nd Tuesday every month – 6– 7 pm @ TAUM, 392 2nd


2ndWednesday every month 6:30-7:30 @ Troy Public Library, 100 2ndSt


2ndMonday of every month

St. Paul’s Guild House, State St



Violin Lessons

Resident Jessica Bowen is a graduate of the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam, with a degree in music performance & music business on violin. She is an avid performer in the region–playing with the Albany Pro Musica & Burnt Hills Oratorio as well as other freelance work. Jessica teaches currently at Rocky’s Music Studio & privately–and she is looking to expanding her range of private violin/viola students. All ages; in home lessons. Contact Jessica @ 518-479-9623 or JESSICABOWENVIOLIN@GMAIL.COM.


Fitness in The Park

Sundays thru Aug 26 from 9-10am in Riverfront Park


Apartments, Etc.


Website Update

Please check the website –– for more listings. We don’t guarantee that listings are up to date.


Park – 2 Washington Pl

2ndfloor front, lg, bright 1 BR. Formal LR & DR; views of the park.

High ceilings, hardwood floors, neutral color palette, W/D. No dogs; cats OK. Avail 9/1. $1,250 inc. H/HW. Call


Park – 224 3rd St–1stfloor, 1 BR. 11’ ceilings; beautiful original hardwood floors. Lg LR & DR. Large bright kitchen w/new stainless appliances. Great closet space w/add’l storage in basement. Walk out to large deck & beautiful garden & yard. 2 car garage w/door opener. Laundry in basement. $1,300 inc heat/HW. Absolutely no pets. No smokers. Available mid-Sept. Call Pete 518-210-4421

Historic Sage – 148 2nd– 1000 sq ft, garden level in quiet, owner occupied house; walk to Downtown Troy. Across the street from Sage College, 5 min drive to RPI parking. 3 lg rooms; bath w/shower; kitchen area w/DW; H, HW, 4 day trash pick up; internet. Recently renovated. To see, visit:$975. Pets $30 per month per animal. Laundry privileges $29 per person per month. Lease/sec dep.  Call or email Harriet to arrange a time to look at the apartment. 419 304 7854or


Use It or Lose It

Park website seeks to serve you. Get current info to us. Notify us of changes.


For Adoption (Free):

Several kittens and young cats are ready to go – shots, spay/neutered. Call Lynn @ 518-274-6434.



Thanks to Alane Hohenberg, Don Windelspecht & Sandra Daigler for Op Snip.




Park Picnic – Be there!

August 22 @ 5:30


Barker Park Kids Summer Series – 3rd & StateThurs @ 11 am thru 8/23 8/9 Heard8/16 Watch Reggie Run 8/23 Seth & the Moodymelix Market Block Books There’s always something to read – check it out. 290 River


Rockin’ on the River

Wednesday nights @ 5 to 8:30 at Riverfront Park.

Rain or shine.  Leave your coolers/pets at home.





TNO – Friday, August 24

All our local merchants are participating.

 Troy Flea – Sun, Aug 12 & 26 @ 10-3. Riverfront Park Troy Public Library, 100 Second St – 274-7071

All Summer:

Greta the Reading Dog  – Saturdays Noon All Ages


Meet Spiderman! Storytime– Thurs, 8/2 @ 11am Barker Park (3rd & State St)

Stories in the Park– Wed, 8/8 @ 11m Frear Park ages 3+

Art with the Tang Museum(Main) – Thurs, 8/9 @ 11am Ages 5+

End of Summer Reading Party (Main) – Tues, 8/14 @ 6pm Ages 3+ plus teens

To register for programs please call (518) 274-7071 or go online:


Shorts Out Loud

The Troy Public Library is pleased to present “Shorts Out Loud!” consisting of15 minutes of live acoustic music followed by a con-temporary short story read out loud, refreshments & discussion, on Thurs thru Aug 16 @ 6:30 PM in the courtyard at the Main Library, 100 2ndSt. In the case of inclement weather, held on 2nd floor of the library.

Thanks to Downtown’s Carolyn Fagan, Program Director for keeping us in the loop.

8/2 Osgood’s Sid Fleisher & William Simco

8/9 Osgood’s Stanley Hadsell & Ray Andrews

8/16 Pat Carley & Sulis Minerva


Let Them Eat …Vegetables

Troy Farmers Market

Every Saturday from 9 -2 @

River St @ Monument Sq


New Businesses

Take a walk downtown and check out all the new (& well established) shops and dining spots. A wide variety of cuisines! Ice cream, craft beer, entertainment venues, clothing & more. See the Troy BID website for all the info. Shop local!


Take Time to Smell the Roses

– or whatever flowers are planted throughout our neighborhoods. Feel free to pick up litter and dispose of it properly.




Omelets in the Park

Sunday morning brunch in September


Dispose of Hazardous Stuff

City of Troy’s annual Household Hazardous Waste & Electronic Recycling Collection Day is scheduled for Sat, Sept. 22.


Rensselaer County Historical Society Gala – Sept. 20 – Be There!

The 91stYear Gala celebrates the contributions of Downtown’s Alane & Paul Hohenberg. Their gorgeous restored home on 2ndSteet is a prime example of their dedication to the preservation of Troy & their commitment to urban living. The gala is at Franklin Plaza. Call 518-272-7232 for tkts..


Annual Autumn Evening in the Garden

Join Capital Roots for the  annual Autumn Evening in the Garden, an exciting evening of seasonally fresh foods and mingling between chefs, farmers and friends. Sept 12 @ 6-9 @ Hilton Garden Inn. For info & tkts,




Annual Evening at the Earl

17thannual gala for the Oakwood Cemetery – it could be your final home. Thurs, Oct. 4 @ 5-8. Call 1-800-556-6273 for tkts.



Restaurant & Craft Beer Week – September

Chowderfest – October 8, noon-4 pm

See the Troy BID website for details.


Summertime, Summertime

Enjoy the lazy, hazy, crazy days of August.




Safety first. Please do not leave valuables in your vehicles. Report all incidents to the Troy Police Department. Please pay attention to strangers and unusual behavior by those walking and driving.


For additional safety, please do not let mail & newspapers pile up if you are on vacation. Ask a neighbor to watch your home while you are away for any length of time.


Exercise caution when out strolling in the evening. Walk in groups when possible.


Thanks for being observant.


A Busy Summer

Our reporters are enjoying the summer so excuse us if we have missed exciting news. Please get any items to us for the next issue. Many thanks.


Fun Way to Exercise

Volunteer newsletter delivery carriers needed. Call Lynn @ 518-274-6434.


PARK PICNIC – August 22 @ 5:30. No rain date or site. Cancelled if weather is rainy.