Spring Neighborhood Meeting


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Water main break

There is a water main break on 1st Street today (11/1/16) between Hawk and Ten Breock Streets.
DGS has said that it could take till 6 or 7 PM this evening to repair it. If you live on this block, please take steps to ensure you have some water for basics like drinking, cooking and to flush a toilet.
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Neighborhood Meeting Notice


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Spring Neighborhood Meeting


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Neighborhood Update

1) St Joseph’s Terrace Sewer Repair  – Happening Currently 

See Below: A Message sent from our councilman- Ron Bailey

We discovered a 12” sewer collapse and an associated sinkhole on St. Joseph’s Terrace last night. We will be responding today with our emergency contractor to initiate bypass pumping and make the repair. We are working with DGS to get a tree cut down as well before we can start digging. This sewer is a clay tile pipe installed in 1891.

Joseph E. Coffey, Jr., P.E., Commissioner

City of Albany, Department of Water and Water Supply

2) To Report Problems with  Illegal Trash or Other Issues in the Neighborhood:

The Department of General Services (DGS) now has an APP that you can down load on your phone.

The APP is called SCF (See Click Fix). This APP allows you to list the issue, photograph it and send it in to DGS in Albany. When the trash is on private property, DGS contacts the owner and gives them 5 days to clean it up. If this is not done, DGS picks the trash up and bills the property owner.

3) Breathing Lights , Wednesday, February 10 from 6:30– 8:30 PM

at Stage 1 Gallery, 46-48 N. Swan Street. From: kristen@albanybarn.org
Please Join Us: Breathing Lights Community Forum

Please join us on Wednesday, February 10th from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at Stage 1 Gallery, 46-48 N. Swan Street for a community discussion on Breathing Lights, a public art project addressing the issues of blight and vacancy in our communities!

Prior to our community think tank on Breathing Lights, we will also be hosting a world cafe style discussion on community development through the creative arts, co-hosted by Siena College from 5:00 –6:30, so feel free to join us for that conversation as well!

Contact Kristen Holler – Ex Dir Albany Barn for the flyer.

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Holiday Party!


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Upcoming Holiday Events @ The Ten Broeck Mansion

Holiday House Events at Ten Broeck Mansion

First Look: Thursday, December 3rd, 6:00 pm

Join us for a preview of the Mansion’s gracious rooms and halls beautifully decorated for the holiday by community volunteers. Enjoy light hors d’oeuvres, a holiday gift shop, and a visit from Sinterklaas. $10/$5 for ACHA members. Reservations encouraged.

Holiday Teas: Friday December 4th and Saturday December 5th, 1:00 pm

Enjoy a festive Holiday Tea served in the formal dining room. Sit with friends in one of the lovely parlors and then stroll through the beautifully decorated rooms and hallways. Stop in the Holiday Gift Shop for early gift shopping. $25 per person/$20 ACHA members. Pre-paid reservations required.

Scrooge Lecture: Wednesday December 9th, 1:00 pm

Carl Devito will give a talk on his book, “Inventing Scrooged.” Light refreshments served. $5/Free for ACHA members. Reservations encouraged.

Musicians of Malwyk: Friday, December 11th, 6:00 pm

Enjoy refreshments while listening to this talented duo play a variety of Christmas tunes of different nationalities and early music. $25 per person/$20 for ACHA members. Reservations encouraged.

Open House: Saturday, December 12th, 12:00 pm—3:00 pm

Begin the Albany holiday season with a visit to Holiday House at Ten Broeck Mansion’s Open House. Stroll through the 18th Century mansion, shop in the Holiday Gift Shop, buy christmas cookies, and let the children enjoy holiday crafts and a visit from Sinterklaas (12 to 2pm). $5 per adult $1 for children under 12.

Candlelit Tour: Thursday and Friday, December 17th and 18th, 7:00pm

We enjoy holiday traditions every year, but how did some of those traditions originate? Have they always been the same? How would the original 18th and 19th Century inhabitants of the Ten Broeck Mansion have celebrated Christmas in their home? How did the Civil War change popular Yuletide traditions in America? We’ll give you a candle to light your way on a journey through time that sheds light on the history of the American Christmas. $15 per person/$10 for members. Reservations encouraged.

Children’s Story Hour: Saturday, December 19th, 10:30am-12:00pm

Bring your children to hear Holiday stories read by Sinterklaas, take photos with Sinterklaas, and decorate cookies. (Recommended ages 3 to 10). Free admission.

Madrigals: Saturday, December 19th, 2pm-4pm

Enjoy afternoon coffee & desserts and holiday songs performed by the full ensemble of the Helderberg Madrigal Singers. Stroll through the beautifully decorated Mansion rooms and hallways. $25/$20 for ACHA members. Reservations encouraged.

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