Brew to host local tasting series

Brew has announced another round of great free tastings so you can try out some of their offerings without having to commit to a whole growler/six pack/bottle/can.

The series is as follows:

May 14 – 5 PM – 8 PM – Downstate Night w/ Chatham Brewing and Crossroads Brewing Company 5 PM – 8 PM

May 28 – 5 PM – 8 PM – Adirondack Night w/ Adirondack Pub & Brewery and Paradox Brewery

June 11 – 5 PM – 8 PM – Troy Night w/ Brown’s Brewing Company and Rare Form Brewing Company

June 25 – 5 PM – 8 PM – Northway Night w/ Shmaltz Brewing Company and Davidson Brothers Restaurant & Brewery

July 9 – 5 PM – 8 PM – Cooperstown Night w/ Ommegang and Butternuts Beer & Ale

July 23 – 5 PM – 8 PM – Albany Night w/ C.H. Evans Brewing Albany Pump Station and Nine Pin Cider

Check out the event on facebook and be sure to add these dates to your calendar!


Rock N Roll Brunch XIV

Rock N Roll Brunch is back at The Low Beat for their May installment. Music will be provided by Andrew Joseph Weaver.

The menu, so far, is the following:


Chicken Empanadas

Spouted Lentil Pancakes
barbeque pork, hakurai turnip salad, sunny side egg, sesame seed sauce

Lamb Benedict
barley flatbread, braised lamb, radish, preserved lemon, poached egg, pistachio aioli
home fries

Cinamon Raisin Bagel French Toast
cream cheese icing, walnuts

Breakfast Bruschetta (vegan)
grilled bread, white beans, dandelion, lovage, seitan breakfast sausage, radish shoots, home fries
(add egg)

Biscuits and Gravy
choice of house made sausage or mushroom gravy, buttermilk biscuit, 2 eggs, home fries

Check out the event on facebook and get there early on Sunday!


Troy’s 16th Annual Hidden Garden Tour

Troy’s annual Hidden Garden tour is back for its 16th iteration. The self guided tour takes you around Troy into around 20 private hidden gardens.

“Most people only ever see the facades of our brownstones from the streets,” said Peter Grimm, president of the Friends of Prospect Park. “This is a special kind of event that invites visitors into the hidden, green spaces of our city. It really showcases the humanity and livability of Troy.”

Now in its 16th year, the Hidden Garden Tour is a fundraiser to benefit Troy’s Prospect Park held rain or shine on Thursday, May 21 from 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. In the past, the event has consistently attracted more than 200 tourgoers. Organizers believe this year could bring record numbers because of the growing excitement and interest in Troy.

The self-guided walking tour features approx. 20 private backyard gardens in the Historic Sage College, Washington Park and adjoining neighborhoods of downtown Troy.

Tickets are currently on sale and all proceeds benefit projects in Troy’s Prospect Park.

Photo Courtesy of Tamara Hansen/The Sage Colleges


Basilica Screening Series

Basilica Hudson has announced the beginning of their film screenings.

May 22 // kick-off screenings with Ahewsh, Asili, Murata
June 4 // Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Take One
June 11 // Citizenfour
June 25 // Sugarcoated Arsenic + other recent films by Kevin Jerome Everson

You can read more about each of the screenings on the Basilica Hudson website.

Joseph L. Bruno Stadium

Ultimate Field Day at Joseph L. Bruno Stadium

Ultimate Field Day, a day of field games/events for teams (i.e. obstacle courses, soccer shootout, corn hole, etc.), will be held at the Joseph L. Bruno Stadium on Saturday, June 13th.

Ultimate Field Day is a “Some What” challenging series of traditional and non traditional field day games. You are the head coach, now go recruit your CoWorkers, Kids and Weekend Warrior Buddies and sign up today…No Permission Slips Required!!!

Registration is currently open and is discounted until June 1.


Sculpture Park Party at Salem Art Works

Salem Art Works has announced their Sculpture Park Party which will be taking place June 6 from 3-9pm.

Join us for this party celebrating the opening of SAW’s 11th season. We are so trilled to share the Cary Hill Sculpture Park with the public. After many renovations to complete the switchbacks, fire pit and trails, we want everyone to enjoy the park and ‘s beautiful landscapes. This event has everything; music, comedy, food, new sculptures on display, tours, scavenger Hunt. The evening’s line up includes, The North and South Dakotas,Steve Roggenbuck, Joe Mansman and the Midnight Revival Band, and Rusticator. Enjoy food from the Salem Rotary, other food vendors, and an assortment of beer samples from Argyle Brewing Company.

Tickets are on sale now and are only $10, and overnight camping is free. Read more about on the Sculpture Park Party website.


Saratoga Tour de Cure

The Saratoga Tour de Cure has been announced and it will take place at the Saratoga Springs High School on Sunday June 7.

What is the Tour de Cure? The Tour de Cure is a series of fundraising cycling events held in 44 states nationwide to benefit the American Diabetes Association. The Tour is a ride, not a race, with routes designed for everyone from the occasional rider to the experienced cyclist. Whether you ride 10 miles or 100 miles, you will travel a route supported from start to finish with rest stops, food to fuel the journey and fans to cheer you on! The Saratoga Tour features beautiful views as you travel through small towns of the southern Adirondacks. The 10 mile is a beautiful flat ride through Saratoga Spa State Park. The 28 mile is all new and winds its way through the State Park and then connects to the Zim Smith trail. The 50 mile has moderate hills to climb at the 14 and 27 mile mark and a mostly downhill grade for the final 15 miles. The 62.5 and the 100 mile rides are for the experienced cyclist who enjoys a challenge. We also have an indoor stationary bike event for spinners!

This is a fun ride for a great cause. Register today and help get to the fundraising goal of $1.5M. You can find more info on The Tour de Cure facebook page