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Free track and field program on July 27th

Kids ages 8 to 14 can spend a day of fun running in the sun.

A free program teaching the basics of track and field will take place on July 27th at Taconic High School on Valentine Road.

Registration begins at 9:00am, with events at 9:30am.

For more information, call Rebecca Tefft, at 499-9370, or e-mail parks@pittsfieldch.com.

The program is hosted by the City of Pittsfield Department of Community Development Recreation Program

Rowing camp offered to young athletes

The Albany Rowing Center is holding a summer rowing camp for young athletes at the Corning Preserve.

Besides rowing, students will also learn about water and boat safety.

The one-week sessions begin July 15th, and end August 16th.

Participants must be done with 7th grade.

For more information and to register, please click here.

Altamont skateboarders collecting food on Sunday

ALTAMONT – On Sunday, June 2nd, Students in the SK8 State Program will be taking part in a non-perishable food drive.

The students will be using personalized skateboards to go around the Village of Altamont, and collect food starting at 4 p.m.

The kickoff is at the Altamont Free Library on Main Street.

The program is a partnership between the library and the Albany County District Attorney’s Office.

For more information, please contact Cecilia Logue at (518) 275-4710.

Albany Dutchmen play Amsterdam Mohawks in Opening Night

The Albany Dutchmen baseball team will hold their opening night on Wednesday, June 5th at 7:05pm.

They will be playing against the Amsterdam Mohawks.

The first pitch is at 7:05pm.

You can still get season tickets by contacting Assistant General Manager Billy Blake at 518-429-5769 or email DutchmenPGCBL@gmail.com.

The stadium is at Plumeri Sports Complex | 20 Frisbie Avenue | Albany.

The mailing address is: Albany Dutchmen | PO Box 72 | Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Summer Geocache Challenge at NYS Parks

Summer Geocache Challenge at NYS Parks


SARATOGA SPRINGS - The Saratoga/Capital District region of New York State Parks will be hosting 50 all new geocaches in 16 state parks and historic sites.

There will also be a drawing for prizes for anyone who completes 35 of the 50.

The geocache challenge will begin on Memorial Day Weekend and will last until Veterans Day.

10th Annual 5k for Kidneys held at the Crossings at Colonie

10th Annual 5k for Kidneys held at the Crossings at Colonie


COLONIE – The Northeast Kidney Foundation will be hosting it’s 10th Annual Walk for kidneys on Sunday, June 9.

This event is a fundraiser that provides payment for local and regional services such as kidney screening, patient support services, and various other patient related services.

For more information, or to register, click here. 

Bike for awareness set for June


BUFFALO – Beginning on June 24, Our Ability Inc. will begin a 17 day bike ride along the Erie Canal that will end in Albany.

Our Ability, Inc., founded by quad-amputee John Robinson, is an organization that mentors and inspires people with disabilities through positive video stories. In 2012, Our Ability traveled to London for the 2012 Paralympics where it experienced the power of inspiration, sport and achievement.

Robinson and members of Our Ability will bike, boat, run and walk across the state, looking to attract thousands to join them and support the mission of raising the consciousness with the public of the ability inside all people.