BYO Picnic With Music By The Hill Hollow Band
Aug
18
6:00 pm18:00

BYO Picnic With Music By The Hill Hollow Band

  • Stephentown Veteran's Memorial Park

Have opening night dinner with us at this Bring Your Own Picnic event hosted by the Stephentown Veterans in their Veteran's Memorial Park. Learn more about the citizens of Stephentown who fought for our country and dine under the sky to the music of The Hill Hollow Band. This event will also feature a fundraiser for Military Mom in Action.

Sign Dedication & Opening Night Reception At Town Hall
Aug
18
7:30 pm19:30

Sign Dedication & Opening Night Reception At Town Hall

  • Stephentown Town Hall

The signs are coming back! Join us for a ceremony dedicating a new "Welcome To The Only Stephentown On Earth" sign at Town Hall, followed by our opening night reception. Rub elbows with your Stephentown neighbors as we serve a special celebratory cake and showcase photographs of Stephentown by Amanda Decker and Kim McMann.

BOGO Sale At Down In Denver Books
Aug
19
8:00 am08:00

BOGO Sale At Down In Denver Books

  • Down In Denver Books

Don't let the Library's Book Festival be the only place you look for your book collecting and reading needs this weekend. Down In Denver Books, which specializes in used and rare books, will be having a buy one, get one sale (BOGO!) all weekend long. Support a local business, get a great deal, and check out the inside of this beautiful old building that dates back to 1840.

Guided Hike at Albert Family Community Forest
Aug
19
8:00 am08:00

Guided Hike at Albert Family Community Forest

  • Albert Family Community Forest

Join the Rensselaer Plateau Alliance for this guided hike at the Albert Family Community Forest, the newest public forestland in Stephentown. We will explore many different features of this 353 acre property, including old homesteads, wetlands, deep gullies and unique rock piles. Reservations are encouraged and guidelines and additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.

Hike At Wyomanock Preserve
Aug
19
9:00 am09:00

Hike At Wyomanock Preserve

  • Wyomanock Center for Sustainable Living

Find out what makes this 75-acre tract so special! From rare plants to resident otter, this ecological gem is here to be appreciated. Saturday's walk, presented by the Wyomanock Center for Sustainable Living, will traverse woods, fields, and wetlands, including a beaver dam across the Wyomanock Creek. Please click here to register.

Stephentown Memorial Library Book Festival
Aug
19
9:00 am09:00

Stephentown Memorial Library Book Festival

  • Stephentown Memorial Library

Saturday is Family Day at Stephentown Memorial Library! This year's Book Festival will feature a large book and media sale as well as a full schedule of events under the tent and around the grounds. Special guests will include the Corkscrew Rail Trail, Crosby The Therapy Dog, Girl Scout Troop 1752, author Norma Williams Lasch, the Stephentown Food Pantry's Game of Thrones, TD Bank, The BagShare ProjectTRACs (Together Reducing Alcohol And Drugs In Our Communities), Will's Whimzies, and Y2Y Berlin, among others. We'll also have music from Stephentown's own Mike McMann and Rev Tor.

Therapeutic Horseback Riding Demonstration
Aug
19
10:00 am10:00

Therapeutic Horseback Riding Demonstration

  • Emerald-Glen Equestrian Center

Janet Renard, of Emerald-Glen Equestrian Center, is a Registered Instructor with the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship (PATH) International who specializes in working with beginner riders and riders with special needs, introducing them to the sensory, physical, and emotional experiences only horseback riding can offer. This free, public demonstration of her work can accommodate 10-15 people who must register in advance and follow the rules provided. Please email her at janet.renard@gmail.com for more information.

Stephentown Volunteer Fire Department Open House
Aug
19
10:00 am10:00

Stephentown Volunteer Fire Department Open House

  • Stephentown Volunteer Fire Department Fire Station

The Stephentown Volunteer Fire Department will open its doors to the public on Saturday in order to highlight the many duties and rewards that come with being a volunteer firefighter. Visitors can learn about the equipment and vehicles our department uses and get more information about all the training involved in serving the community as interior firefighters, support personnel, fire police, ambulance drivers and EMTs.

Tomato Tasting At The Berry Patch
Aug
19
12:00 pm12:00

Tomato Tasting At The Berry Patch

  • The Berry Patch

Did you know the farmers at The Berry Patch grow a dozen varieties of tomatoes? Come taste them all on Saturday afternoon, discover the differences, and learn more about the latest farming techniques from these mainstays of the locally grown produce community in Stephentown.

Community Corn Boil
Aug
19
12:00 pm12:00

Community Corn Boil

  • Stephentown Athletic Field

Kinderhook Creek Farm will be presenting a community corn boil on the town's Athletic Field at the old Stephentown Elementary School beginning at noon. The festivities will include a corn husking contest, Pirate Corn (it's a buck-an-ear!), and a variety of maple products from nearby Ioka Valley Farm in Hancock.

Stephentown Seniors Spotlight
Aug
19
1:00 pm13:00

Stephentown Seniors Spotlight

  • Stephentown Town Hall

Members of the Stephentown Seniors, the oldest and largest group of its kind in Rensselaer County, will highlight their organization's many contributions to the community. While you're there, enter to win their free drawing for a bus trip for two to New York City or Boston's Quincy Market on Yankee Trails.

Wine & Cheese Tasting At Berkshire Blueberry Lodge
Aug
19
3:30 pm15:30

Wine & Cheese Tasting At Berkshire Blueberry Lodge

  • Berkshire Blueberry Lodge

The beautiful Berkshire Blueberry Lodge will host two events on Saturday, beginning with this wine and cheese tasting, featuring cheese from Stephentown's own Four Fat Fowl, on its expansive, scenic grounds. Come enjoy the views and sample some wonderful locally produced food and drinks. A ticketed, catered dinner will follow at 6:00 p.m.

Farm-To-Table Food Stand At Wyomanock Farm
Aug
19
4:30 pm16:30

Farm-To-Table Food Stand At Wyomanock Farm

  • Wyomanock Farm

Take a break from all the festivities and grab a bite at Wyomanock Farm. Try our grass-fed and organic goodness, including grilled Scottish Highland beef burgers and freshly picked salad featuring our own locally grown veggies.

Catered BBQ Dinner At Berkshire Blueberry Lodge
Aug
19
6:00 pm18:00

Catered BBQ Dinner At Berkshire Blueberry Lodge

  • Berkshire Blueberry Lodge

After a lovely day of roaming the scenic grounds and tasting locally produced wine and cheese at their afternoon event from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., the proprietors of Berkshire Blueberry Lodge invite you to join them for live music and a catered BBQ dinner beginning at 6:00 p.m. Ticket information will be posted as soon as it's available.

Early Bird Hike At Chestnut Hill
Aug
20
8:00 am08:00

Early Bird Hike At Chestnut Hill

  • Chestnut Hill

Get out on the trail bright and early Sunday morning with the Rensselaer Plateau Alliance at the recently dedicated Chestnut Hill in Stephentown. Breathe the fresh air and learn all about this incredible property named after the American Chestnut trees that fill the landscape, which was donated by the previous owner/caretaker, Ken James. Reservations for this one-mile hike are encouraged and guidelines will be posted soon.

BOGO Sale At Down In Denver Books
Aug
20
8:00 am08:00

BOGO Sale At Down In Denver Books

  • Down In Denver Books

Don't let the Library's Book Festival be the only place you look for your book collecting and reading needs this weekend. Down In Denver Books, which specializes in used and rare books, will be having a buy one, get one sale (BOGO!) all weekend long. Support a local business, get a great deal, and check out the inside of this beautiful old building that dates back to 1840.

Dressage Show At Emerald-Glen Equestrian Center
Aug
20
9:30 am09:30

Dressage Show At Emerald-Glen Equestrian Center

  • Emerald-Glen Equestrian Center

Dressage is a French term meaning “training” and its purpose is to develop the horse's natural athletic ability and willingness to work, making him calm, supple and attentive to his rider. Riders, in the presence of the judge, will each individually perform one of the standard tests (a prescribed pattern of figures and gaits) recognized by the U.S. Dressage Federation (USDF), the U.S. Equestrian Federation (USEF), or the Western Dressage Association of America (WDAA). Each test lasts around 4 to 5 minutes; somewhere between 30 and 40 or so tests will be run during the event, one after the other. Reservations are required and special rules apply for attendees for everyone's safety. More details will be posted soon.

Guided Hike At The Robert Ingalls Preserve
Aug
20
10:00 am10:00

Guided Hike At The Robert Ingalls Preserve

  • Robert Ingalls Preserve

The Steward of the Robert Ingalls Preserve will lead an approximately 2.5 mile/2 hour hike through this 50-acre property owned by the Rensselaer Land Trust and located on the southern escarpment of the Rensselaer Plateau. It's located just west of the intersection of Horse Heaven and Garfield Roads (using a GPS the Preserve is on the right just past 546 Garfield Road). This hike will follow along the Black Brook, through mature forest, and visit an old mill site and the foundation of an old homestead. The terrain will feature some steep slopes, include uneven ground such as areas of rocks and roots, and may be wet and muddy in spots. Participants should take common precautions regarding ticks and other biting insects.

 

Farm-To-Pizza Lunch At Wyomanock Center
Aug
20
11:00 am11:00

Farm-To-Pizza Lunch At Wyomanock Center

  • Wyomanock Center for Sustainable Living

Here's another great Sunday event for the whole family at Wyomanock Center for Sustainable Living! We're showing off how amazing pizza can taste when it's made with freshly picked, farm-grown veggies. Kids will delight in dressing their own pizzas in our beautiful outdoor setting and waiting for them to cook in our wood-fired oven. Please click here to register.

Melon Tasting At The Berry Patch
Aug
20
12:00 pm12:00

Melon Tasting At The Berry Patch

  • The Berry Patch

As the old saying goes, Saturday is for tomatoes and Sunday is for melons. Okay, that may be a new saying, but it applies here because The Berry Patch follows up its Saturday tomato tasting with this melonfest of a sampling where you can try a dozen different varieties from noon to three. Support your local melon (and tomato) grower!

Stories Of Stephentown
Aug
20
2:00 pm14:00

Stories Of Stephentown

  • Stephentown Memorial Library

The Stephentown Memorial Library is pleased to host Stories of Stephentown, an event featuring local residents sharing their favorite memories about growing up and living here in Stephentown. Hosted by author and Stephentown native Norma Williams Lasch, this event will find friends and neighbors both old and new recounting all the things they love about our community and its history.  

Farm-To-Table Food Stand At Wyomanock Farm
Aug
20
3:00 pm15:00

Farm-To-Table Food Stand At Wyomanock Farm

  • Wyomanock Farm

Can't make it on Saturday? How about Sunday? Take a break from all the festivities and grab a bite at Wyomanock Farm. Try our grass-fed and organic goodness, including grilled Scottish Highland beef burgers and freshly picked salad featuring our own locally grown veggies.