Join the National Museum of Racing as we celebrate the 100th birthday of one of Thoroughbred racing’s superstars, the great Man o’ War! Beginning with a kid-friendly tour of our new exhibition, Man o’ War at 100, children will learn all about the Hall of Fame legend and create birthday cards to celebrate this special occasion. Birthday refreshments will be served at the conclusion of the event. This family fun program is suggested for pre-school aged children, accompanied by an adult chaperone (required). If bringing a group, please contact Karen Wheaton for more information at (518) 584-0400 x118. If interested in attending this event, please RSVP by March 22nd as space is limited!
The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame will be celebrating the centennial of Man o’ War’s birth with a new special two-year exhibition featuring artifacts and photographs from the Museum Collection and on loan that celebrate his legacy and impact on the sport of Thoroughbred racing. Please join us for a special members-only birthday celebration, complete with cupcakes, champagne and an evening viewing of our new exhibition, Man o’ War at 100.
Kick off the Easter holiday weekend with fun events for the whole family. The Blue Needs You 8K Run is a community celebration of Code Blue Saratoga, a regional organization providing temporary respite for individuals experiencing homelessness during hazardous winter weather.
The Animal Protective Foundation is celebrating our signature event, Tails by Twilight – Phantom of the Pawpera on Friday, April 21, 2017 at Glen Sanders Mansion in Scotia. The event will be emceed by Liz Bishop, CBS-Ch 6 News Anchor, and Steve Caporizzo, WTEN-10 Meteorologist and includes an extraordinary silent auction and highly dynamic live auction event! More than 325 influential business professionals, community leaders, and philanthropic donors attend the gala and are highly active consumers who believe that every animal deserves a home.
Our 7th Annual Family Fun Day will offer 2 hours of bowling, shoe rentals, ticket for bumper cars, ticket for ballocity, 4 tokens for the arcade, 2 slices of pizza and soda all for $25 per person! (Children 3 and under are free). There will also be great raffles and family/team photos.
NEW THIS YEAR: You can be one of our Honorary Families! For an additional $100 per family (up to 3 kids) you get to upgrade your registration! Stay at Strike Zone for the after party in the VIP room with some great food, 50 tokens, 8 bumper car rides and of course, more bowling! - VERY LIMITED AVAILABILTY!
Join us at this Kentucky themed fundraiser featuring delicious samplings of local brews and spirits, as well as signature Kentucky inspired dishes from local restaurants. While exploring the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame and its local connection, guests will enjoy entertainment by Annie and the Hedonists in the prestigious Hall of Fame before a live airing of the 2017 Kentucky Derby. Guests are encouraged to dress to impress, as an award for the most fashionable Derby attire will be presented. Also, there's always a chance to win with our race-day inspired 50/50 raffle and silent auction! Saratoga Bets will be on hand for wagering. The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame is excited to offer an authentic experience with a unique twist for the racing and foodie enthusiast.
Come spend May 6th with us, eating, drinking, watching (& wagering!) on the Kentucky Derby at our second annual 'And they're off!' party to benefit Saratoga Sponsor-A-Scholar. The best part? Nearly 100% of your ticket will benefit fiscally disadvantaged local students and their dream of attending college.
Our 'And they're off!' Derby Day Party will be held at The Lodge at 1 Nelson Avenue. Nestled on the corner of Nelson and Crescent Avenues, this is the IDEAL spot for a true Saratoga Kentucky Derby Party, with flat screen TV's and wagering! There will be beer, wine, a fabulous specialty sangria and heavy appetizers and hors d'oeuvres
Mark your calendars! Plans for our annual Child's Play event are underway, and you will not want to miss it this year! Back by popular demand is our concert series - the best seats to the best summer concerts.
Celebrate all things James Bond at Saratoga Golf and Polo Club to raise funds for The Wesley Community - an organization that serves more than 700 Saratoga area seniors and those with long-term disabilities. The night will offer delicious food from Chef John Ireland at Saratoga Golf and Polo Club, décor from Fine Affairs, music from The Refrigerators, a British-themed candy bar and so much more. Don’t miss this exciting evening to support The Wesley Community’s Resident Activities Room renovation project. Last year’s event sold out, so make your reservations soon. Reservations are $125 per person, $200 per couple. You can make your reservation online here.
The Official Cantina Kids Fun Run Kick-Off Party! Enjoy open bar, complimentary appetizers, and DJ Tru as we raise money for pediatric services at Saratoga Hospital. A fun night for a fantastic cause--if you're lucky, you may even spot a few celebrity bartenders! Limit 80 guests. Casual cocktail attire.
Attend the Annual Double H Ranch Gala and support the Ranch’s programs! This family-friendly event promises fun for all ages at The Great Escape and Splashwater Kingdom. The evening kicks off with delicious appetizers, cocktails and a silent auction while you catch up with old friends and make new ones.
Often referred to as the event of the year in Saratoga, the Ballet Gala supports the residency of the New York City Ballet. The Ballet Gala, which includes a captivating performance by the New York City Ballet, followed by fireworks and a festive post-performance lawn party, is spearheaded by the Action Council and is described as a veritable who's who of Saratoga. The Junior Committee hosts a festive bring your own picnic lawn party where guests, decked out in the gala's annual theme, compete in an annual competition for best lawn party picnic. Guests also have the option to purchase tickets to the Gala held inside the Hall of Springs, which begins with a champagne reception followed by an elegant sit-down dinner, amphitheater seating and a festive afterglow party in the Hall of Springs following the performance.
Saratoga Bridges Annual Gala: "The White Party"
When: Saturday, Jul 22, 2017 - 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Where: Saratoga National Golf Club, 458 Union Ave, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Check back for more info!
Saratoga Hospital’s Annual Summer Gala is a highlight of the Saratoga Summer season – and one of the Capital Region’s largest, most successful charitable auction. Even more important, the event is a major source of support for the Saratoga Hospital’s Saratoga Community Health Center. In 2016, the 34th Annual Summer Gala netted more than $306,000.
Please join Shelters of Saratoga and Honorary Co-Chairs, Ed and Lisa Mitzen for an evening cocktail reception to support homeless services in the Greater Saratoga region. The Brighter Days Gala will highlight the core reason for SOS’s existence: help, hope and humanity for those who are striving for meaningful change in their lives. Please join us in honoring Greg Veitch, Chief of Saratoga Springs Police Department for his compassionate commitment to serving the Saratoga Springs community.
The Y is for everyone. Our programs, services and initiatives enable kids to realize their potential, prepare teens for college, offer ways for families to have fun together, empower people to be healthier, prepare people for employment, and help foster a spirit of community service. And that’s just the beginning! In 2016, the Saratoga Regional YMCA awarded over $1,363,500 to 5,850+ individuals in our community.
An Original Pairing of Humor and Movement presented by Nacre Dance Company at the Spa Little Theater
Tickets can be purchased at www.nacredance.com or the evening of the performance at the Spa Little Theater Box Office. $15.00 students and seniors/$20 general Admission
Nacre Dance Company presents, “Dance Big, Laugh Loud” (a duet for comedy and dance lovers alike) at the Spa Little Theater on Saturday, March 4th at 7:30pm.
The Saratoga Performing Arts Center's Junior Committee invites you to pack a zeal for adventure and an appreciation for a beautiful culture as the Hall of Springs is transformed into the rich landscape of the country of Morocco for The Winter Ball: Passport to Morocco on Saturday the 4th of March 2017 from 7p.m. until 11 p.m. at the Hall of Springs, Saratoga Springs. For this elegant evening abroad, we welcome guests to dress to impress in formal attire.
Come follow the yellow brick road! Click here for tickets-
Capital District Folks!!! Hattie's in Saratoga Springs has generously donated their amazing restaurant to the "You Are Loved" Pop Up Shop Fundraiser and Clothing Drive!!!
Thursday, February 16th starting at 5pm and going till whenever!
$5 Mojito Special!!
Bring your Clean, Modern & in Good Condition Clothing, Shoes and Accessories, all sizes/styles!!!
Voyage with us as we present the 20th Annual Bartenders' Ball -- Anchors Away! Cruise with CAPTAIN. Dress for Dinner with the CAPTAIN as you dine from our ports of call, dance to the lively Grand Central Station Band, and maybe win a Celebrity Cruise to the Caribbean!
Saratoga’s Annual Chowderfest is one of the area’s most highly anticipated events of the year. Family-friendly, fun and utterly delicious, Chowderfest features more than 80 vendors—including Saratoga County’s best restaurants and caterers—who open their doors to the public and serve hot bowls of chowder to event goers.
Saratoga Central Catholic School is hosting their 4th Annual Winter Gala on Saturday, January 28th, 2017 from 6 to 11pm at the Excelsior Springs Ballroom, 47 Excelsior Avenue in Saratoga Springs. The evening will include cocktails from 6 to 7:30 followed by a plated dinner, live and silent auctions, and music by Cool Cat Entertainment. Tickets are $100 per person. Proceeds from the event will be used to upgrade technology in all classrooms for all subjects.
The Violet's Hobo Trunk Show will take place on Thursday, December 8th from 6-8pm! Kick off holiday shopping at Violet's and get your friends and family something they'll LOVE!
The event will include:
-Hobo Product Giveaways
-Music & MORE!
This well established charity event benefits the Saratoga Center for the Family in its mission to prevent and treat child abuse and neglect in our community. Over 100 artisans converge on the Saratoga Springs City Center to display and sell their wares. Saturday November 26th is also Small Business Saturday nationwide. Enjoy bothe the handcrafted items at the marketplace and the special eateries and shops in downtown Saratoga Springs. What a better way to do your holiday shopping and contibute to such a worhty cause at the same time!
Please join us on Thursday, November 10th, at Canfield Casino in Saratoga Springs for our Taste of Africa and 2016 Giving Circle Compassion Awards celebration.
This fun and casual event, catered by Kim Klopstock’s Lily and the Rose, will feature the tastes, sights, sounds and stories of Africa along with the work of The Giving Circle and AOET in Uganda. Funds raised from this event will benefit the work of both organizations. Click here for tickets!
Fundraiser hosted by Family Vision Care & Gaffneys for Tatyana Bell, was diagnosed with granular corneal dystrophy. She is extremely light sensitive and without obtaining corneal transplants, she will go completely blind. Click here for all the details on Tatyana & how you can help!
Get your teams ready… It’s racing season! Join the Dake Foundation for Children on Saturday, November 5th at the Saratoga Regional YMCA, Saratoga Springs Branch for our annual bike race. Teams of four will compete relay style on stationary bikes for one hour in head to head competition for bragging rights and great prizes. Children with adaptive tricycles are invited to compete on the indoor track in this fun event. All funds raised at this event go toward the purchase of adaptive tricycles and equipment for local children with disabilities. Please visit the Foundation website at www.dakefoundation.org “events page” to download registration information, or check us out on Facebook!
Vet Help invites the community to attend its first annual Veterans Ball, at the New York State Military Museum in Saratoga Springs, on Saturday, October 29th from 6pm to 10pm.
The event is sponsored by Pompa Bros. Inc. and includes dinner and dessert tastings offered by 2 West Bar & Grill, Forno Bistro, Havey’s Restaurant & Bar, Jacob & Anthony’s American Grille, The Wishing Well Restaurant, Three Vines Bistro, Longfellows Restaurant, Olde Bryan Inn, Sperry’s Restaurant, Panza’s Restaurant, The Local Pub & Teahouse, and Lanzi’s on the Lake.
The evening’s highlights will include emcee Bill Fox of B95.5fm, Honorary Chair Ray O’Conor, LaSalle Institute’s JROTC Color Guard, live music by The Greg Nazarian Dance Band and a silent auction. Tickets are $50 each and can be purchased by clicking here!
The Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation will host the 6th Annual Pints for Preservation Pub Crawl. With the support of local bars, the proceeds will benefit the Foundation’s preservation efforts and restoration projects, such as the Spirit of Life.
Join us for a girls’ night out complete with couture, pampering, great food and drink, and shopping. The evening will include a fashion show featuring local vendors. The proceeds will support the work of Wellspring with the survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.
Honorary Committee Member: $100
Prior to the Event: $50
At the Door: $75
Buy Your Tickets Online HERE, or call the office at 518-583-0280.
Join us for a rare opportunity to explore Greenridge Cemetery at dusk. Volunteer docent Jan Klassovity will navigate the tombs and monuments of Greenridge Cemetery, discussing the historical and architectural background of the American rural cemetery movement while unearthing tales of Saratoga’s most notable residents. Come discover the final resting place of many individuals who made Saratoga Springs home while taking in the spooky spirit of the season! Bring a flashlight and meet at Sackett Gates on Lincoln Avenue.
Dish It Out for Kids is a fundraiser to support the Capital Region Office of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at the Saratoga Springs City Center. The event features tapas style dishes expertly prepared by leading regional chefs who will be competing for the Dish It Out Grand Culinary Awards “Judges Choice” and “People’s Choice” Award in appetizers, entrée, and dessert categories. Local celebrities will be asked to participate and will be paired with specific chefs coaxing votes or helping their chef serve or prep their dishes. This is a one-of-a-kind dining adventure with fine wine pairings and auctions you won’t want to miss.
click here for tickets and info or call 518-579-0984
Join the Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation on Thursday, September 29, 2016 for an evening of hors d’oeuvres, drinks, and artwork at the Canfield Casino. Visit www.saratogapreservation.org for more information. Call for entries begins Tuesday, July 12, 2016 and the deadline for entries is Tuesday, September 13, 2016.
On september 24th musicians and music lovers will gather on stages, street corners, and schools for a global day of action to bring music into the lives of children and to promote positive social change everywhere. please join us at the round lake auditorium featuring ensemble congeros, an afro cuban african percussion group, and spring fed, an original rock band featuring local round laker brian gibney from hair of the dog. $10 CASH AT THE DOOR, 16 + UNDER FREE
Looking to build, renovate or design? Find ideas and inspiration during this self-guided tour of 20 newly constructed homes in Saratoga County from our region’s award-winning builders. Each home features the newest construction techniques, latest products, high-quality furnishings and fixtures from some of the area's top designers and suppliers.
For tickets CLICK HERE!
Join the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame for a unique and family friendly scavenger hunt at the Saratoga Race Course! After the scavenger hunt, there will be pony rides, a petting zoo, crafts, refreshments and other fall family activities.
Where: Saratoga Race Course
When: Saturday, September 24, 2016
Cost: $5.00 per person, children under 5 are free!