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Community Events

Sept. 9 - Walk for Epilepsy - Epilepsy Foundation NENY

Enjoy a walk for a good cause with family, friends, co-workers, and new friends in beautiful Saratoga Spa State Park!  There will be music, raffle prizes, and fun activities for the kids.  
  1. 09/09/2018
    9:30 a.m. - Check in
    11 a.m. - Walk
    Saratoga Spa State Park, Columbia Pavilion
    19 Roosevelt Dr.
    Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Sept. 12 - Autumn Evening in the Garden - Capital Roots

This annual gala benefits Capital Roots and supports fresh food access, education, and urban greening programs.
  1. 09/12/2018
    6 - 9 p.m.
    Hilton Garden Inn, Troy
    235 Hoosick St.
    Troy, NY 12180

Sept. 12 - Celebration of Philanthropy - Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region

Come to a luncheon celebrating the Community Foundation's 50th year of working to improve the quality of life in our region by promoting and facilitating effective philanthropy. 
  1. 09/12/2018
    11:30 a.m. - Registration
    12 - 1:30 p.m. - Luncheon Celebration
    Albany Marriot
    189 Wolf Rd.
    Albany, NY 12205

Sept. 13 - Van Rensselaer Awards Dinner - Rensselaer Chamber of Commerce

An evening honoring outstanding examples of philanthropic giving and citizenship and recognizing businesses that invest in the economic, cultural, and humanitarian advancement of the Rensselaer County region.
  1. 09/13/2018
    5:30 p.m. - Networking & Cocktails
    6:30 p.m. - Program
    Hilton Garden Inn, Troy
    235 Hoosick St.
    Troy, NY 12180

Sept. 15 - Back to School Expo - Capital Affairs

Join area families and enjoy ongoing entertainment, hands-on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) experiments, interactive exhibits, celebrity appearances, and more!
  1. 09/15/2018
    10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
    Empire State Plaza
    1 Empire State Plaza
    Albany, NY 12203

Sept. 15 - Nisky Fall Fun Run - Town of Niskayuna

Healthy fun for the whole family, this run's registration fee directly supports Niskayuna youth camps, sports, arts & educational programs, which serve thousands of children each year.
  1. 09/15/2018
    5 p.m.
    Niskayuna Town Hall
    One Niskayuna Circle
    Niskayuna , NY 12309

Sept. 19 - Community Action Luncheon - Commission on Economic Opportunity

This annual celebration showcases the mission and work of CEO in Rensselaer County while honoring individuals and businesses that are transforming their communities through advocacy, empowerment, investment, and compassion for those living in poverty. All proceeds from the event support organizational programs and services that reach more than 12,000 children and families each year.
  1. 09/19/2018
    11 a.m.
    Hilton Garden Inn, Troy
    235 Hoosick St.
    Troy, NY 12180

Sept. 20 - Legacy Event - Whitney M. Young Health Center

The Legacy Event honors community partners and friends who have helped Whitney Young Health Center provide quality medical, dental, and behavioral health care to the medically underserved in the Capital Region.
  1. 09/20/2018
    5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
    Revolution Hall
    417 River St.
    Troy, NY 12180

Sept. 20 - Night Out - Lexington Center

This annual event benefits the Paul Nigra Arts Center for Creative Arts and Transitions, an award-winning program designed to change the lives of young people with learning differences by providing the training and skills they need to live independently and follow their college and career dreams.
  1. 09/20/2018
    6 - 9 p.m.
    Paul Nigra Center for the Arts
    2736 State Highway 30
    Gloversville, NY 12078

Sept. 21 - Rock Your Style - Trinity Alliance

Rock Your Style is the Capital Region's biggest fashion show fundraiser, featuring models from the community taking to the stage to raise money for Trinity Alliance.  Proceeds will be used to fund programs and services that support and promote the health, well-being, and self-development of families, adults, and children.
  1. 09/21/2018
    6:30 p.m.
    SUNY Polytechnic Institute Zen Atrium
    257 Fuller Rd.
    Albany, NY 12203

Sept. 22 - Denim & Diamonds - Liberty Foundation

This event benefits Liberty ARC's traveling theatre program. Liberty ARC is a statewide advocacy organization serving people with developmental and intellectual disabilities.
  1. 09/22/2018
    5:30 - 10 p.m.
    Liberty ARC
    47 Liberty Dr.
    Amsterdam, NY

Sept. 25 - Business U Series - Tough Love for Smarter Sales - Capital Region Chamber of Commerce

This interactive workshop will focus on some of the challenges sales professionals face.  Attendees will learn to cut out activities that are time-wasters, focus on results-oriented actions, and balance prospecting with serving existing customers. 
  1. 09/25/2018
    8 - 10 a.m.
    Capital Region Chamber Offices
    5 Computer Dr. South
    Albany, NY 12205

Sept. 26 - Fuel for Her Fire - Girls, Inc.

Join us to celebrate and recognize local women who exemplify the life-altering mission of Girls Inc., which is to inspire all girls to be strong, smart, and bold. Girls, Inc. provides award-winning, research-based programming to girls in Albany, Schenectady, Saratoga, and Rensselaer counties.
  1. 09/26/2018
    5 - 6 p.m. - VIP Cocktail Hour
    6 - 8 p.m. - Main event
    Wolferts Roost Country Club
    120 Van Rensselaer Blvd.
    Albany, NY 12204

Sept. 27 - Women's Leadership Circle Luncheon - Upper Hudson Planned Parenthood

The Women’s Leadership Circle is laying the foundation for future generations to access the reproductive health care they need. Please join us as we celebrate the work of Upper Hudson Planned Parenthood and the Women’s Leadership Circle at our signature event of the year! All genders are welcome.
  1. 09/27/2018
    11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
    Wolferts Roost Country Club
    120 Van Rensselaer Blvd.
    Albany, NY 12204

Sept. 30 - American Foundation for Suicide Prevention - Out of the Darkness North Country Walk

Join the effort to raise awareness and funds that will allow the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) to invest in new research, create educational programs, advocate for public policy, and support survivors of suicide loss.
  1. 09/30/2018
    11 a.m. - Registration Walk
    1 - 3 p.m. - Walk
    Olympic Oval
    2634 Main St.
    Lake Placid, NY 12946

Free Classes at the Healthy Living Center

Visit the Healthy Living Center at the Hannaford in Albany to learn how you can take the first steps toward a healthier lifestyle.

The Healthy Living Center offers a variety of classes, programs, and workshops led by certified instructors, registered dietitians, and pharmacists from the YMCA, CDPHP, and Hannaford. Topics cover a wide range of areas, including fitness, nutrition, senior health, medication safety, disease management, and more. Membership is not required.

  1. 01/01/2018 - 12/31/2018
    Please visit www.healthyalbany.org for hours and class information.
    Healthy Living Center
    900 Central Avenue
    Albany, NY 12206