Village of Ballston Spa
Village of Ballston Spa
Village Office
(518) 885~5711

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Community Organizations are the living heart of the Village - they draw us together, whether it's for events as simple as our Ice Cream Social or concerts at Wiswall Park, or the more complex participation of the Ballston Spa Business and Professional Association, whose role in our community goes far beyond business interests to help create village life itself.

Ballston Spa Business & Professional Association

The BSBPA is a not-for-profit service organization that works closely with the Village to promote downtown revitalization. Its mission is to make Ballston Spa a great place to visit, do business in, and live. Among others, it sponsors the summer Concert in the Park series, downtown events, the community-wide garage sale, property beautification awards, and Adapt-a-Pot flowers and hanging baskets for downtown beautification.

T: 518-885-2772

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Strolling Village Artisans

The Strolling Village Artisans is an artists’ cooperative operated and run by its member artists. The Artisans maintain a shop and gallery, and member artists hold workshops throughout the year. Visitors to the shop will find a unique selection of pottery, jewelry, paintings, photography, weaving, and more.

T: 518-885-5855  |  A: 49 Front Street

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  • Masons – Franklin Lodge #90

    Masons – Franklin Lodge #90

    Originally formed in 1797, Franklin Lodge #90 is an organization of over 100 members at work in the community to support various youth programs and other charities, including the Shriner’s Hospital and other medical research facilities around the country. Franklin Lodge holds a public breakfast on the fourth Sunday of each month, sponsors several youth to send to summer camp and conducts a video ID program for children.

    Lodge meetings are held on the first and third Thursdays of each month, and meetings ae held at the Milton Community Center. For more information contact Charles Escher, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

  • American Legion – Henry Cornell Post 234

    American Legion – Henry Cornell Post 234

    Henry Cornell Post 234 has served the needs of the Village’s veterans since 1919. The Legion retires flags, tends the graves of veterans, and participates in parades and ceremonies as needed. It provides scholarships, education, and support of the needy in the Village.

    The Sons of the Legion meet on the second Monday of each month, and the Legion Auxiliary meets on the first Monday of each month.

    518-885-7236

  • Ballston Area Senior Citizens, Inc.

    Ballston Area Senior Citizens, Inc.

    Organized in 1962, the Ballston Area Senior Citizens provide a range of opportunities to community residents aged 55 and older, including a weekly luncheon, crafts, cards, billiards, bingo, trips, dances, tai-chi, line dancing, woodcarving, bowling, golf and chorus. The senior citizens meet each Thursday following the weekly luncheon.

    Milton Community Center

    310 Northline Road

    518-885-6740

  • Saratoga County RPC

    Saratoga County RPC

    Saratoga County Rural Preservation Company is a non-profit organization that includes VETHELP and Saratoga Regional Housing Services. It provides veterans and others with both shelter and support within an environment that offers dignity, integrity and, most of all, hope. It was formed and incorporated under a grant from the New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal in January 1983, and has expanded to include: Transitional housing for homeless male and female veterans, Permanent housing for veterans and their families, Employment and training assistance for veterans, Rental assistance programs, Mortgage assistance for affordable home ownership.

    518-885-0091

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  • Ballston Spa Educational Foundation

    Ballston Spa Educational Foundation

    Ballston Spa Educational Foundation is a volunteer organization that supports the mission of the Ballston Spa Central School District by raising and distributing resources for educational enrichment outside the realm of the daily operational needs of the school district.

    Since 1996, the foundation has distributed over $313,000 to fund educationally enriching programs at all grade levels.

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  • Elks Lodge #2619

    Elks Lodge #2619

    The Lodge is a charitable organization which makes donations to local youth, community and service programs. It focuses its support on cerebral palsy, and is also dedicated to participating in various youth programs, drug awareness and veterans service programs.

    The Lodge meets on the first and third Thursdays of each month (third Thursday only in July and August).

    Elks Lodge #2619

    10 Hamilton Street

    518-885-1149

  • VFW Post 358

    VFW Post 358

    Since its establishment in 1920, VFW Post 358 has been dedicated to community service. The Post sponsors Little League, T-Ball, and Biddie Basketballteams, provides flowers to women at the Saratoga County Infirmary on Mother’s Day, provides Christmas gifts to veterans, sponsors a Loyalty Day essay contest for 7th and 8th graders, hosts an annual Christmas party for Village children, and supports the Saratoga County historical Society Heart Fund, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Salvation Army, and the Red Cross Heart Fund.

    38 East North Street

    518-885-8585

  • Lions Club

    Lions Club

    The Ballston Spa Lions Club is a not-for-profit service organization charted by the International Lions Club in 1949. The Lions conduct fund raisers to support various local community organizations such as the Community Center, Brookside Museum, 4-H Cooperative Extension, American Legion Boys and girls, and State Educational Foundation, and community events and projects such as the Village pool, Village streetlights, and the Sno-Cross. In connection with its International Lions club affiliation, the Lions Club donates funds to sight and hearing organizations such as the Glens Falls Association for the Blind, the Glens Falls Association for the Hearing Impaired, the Empire Speech and Hearing Clinic, the Lions Hearing Conservation Society, the Lions Eye Bank, Guiding Eyes for the Blind and the Lions Eye Institute in Albany. The Lions collect used eyeglasses ad hearing aides for reuse, and assist local children in need of eye care through the school district.

    The Lions Club meets on the first and third Wednesdays of each month (except July and August) at a local restaurant. Guests are welcome to attend. For information, contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., and use the subject "Membership."

    518-885-5711

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  • Saratoga County Agricultural Society

    Saratoga County Agricultural Society

    The Saratoga Agricultural Society is responsible for the County fairground and festival grounds. Throughout the year it conducts activities, including go-kart races, the County Fair, music festivals, the All-Breed Dog Show, truck shows, Family Fun Day, corporate picnics and private parties.

    162 Prospect Street

    518-885-9701

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  • Ballston Spa House and Garden Club

    Ballston Spa House and Garden Club

    New members are always welcome to the Ballston Spa House & Garden Club, a community organization founded in 1955 to support beautification of the Village of Ballston Spa. In cooperation with the Business and Professional Association, the House & Garden Club works throughout the Village, including at the North End Triangel, the Teen Center, the Old Iron Spring garden and the Library. During the Christmas season, the House & Garden Club furnishes wreaths to many locations throughout the Village.

    The House & Garden Club meets at 1:30 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month.

    518-885-8571

  • Doubleday Woods Retirement Homes

    Doubleday Woods Retirement Homes

    Opened in 1984, Doubleday Woods provides independent living for senior citizens in a secure setting. Amenities at Doubleday Woods include hairdresser, physician, in-house management and maintenance, laundry facilities, a library, picnic facilities, meals, and transportation.

    518-885-1900

    91 Church Avenue

  • Friends of the Kayaderosseras

    Friends of the Kayaderosseras

    At the far end of Kelly Park, beyond the formal activity areas, lies a woodland retreat with a short trail along the Kayaderosseras Creek. Friends of the Kayaderosseras, a volunteer, not-for-profit organization dedication to conserving the creek, restored the area for low-impact activities in 2004.

    The Kayaderosseras Creek is a scenic and historic treasure with recreational opportunities for walkers, paddlers, and fishermen. Ballston Spa lies at the hub of the 41-mile creek of many bends. Trout fishermen and white water paddlers enjoy the section above the Village. Downstream is a unique 10-mile section of mixed scenic vistas, accessible only by canoe, that provide a wilderness experience less than an hours drive from our state capital.

    518-885-5711

  • Ballston Spa Rotary Club

    Ballston Spa Rotary Club

    The Ballston Spa Rotary Club is a service club made up primarily of business and professional people. The Club has weekly breakfast meetings at 7:15 a.m. at Manna’s Restaurant on Low Street in the Village. These meetings usually include a speaker who discusses people and events of local interest. The Club is also involved in various projects to aid the community, sponsors a youth foreign exchange program, and is an active part of Rotary International.

    518-885-5711

  • Boy and Girl Scout Troops

    Boy and Girl Scout Troops

    The Village hosts a number of Boy Scout and Girl Scout troops. For more information, contact the Boy Scouts of America Twin Rivers Council at 518-869-6436 or the Mohawk Pathway Girl Scouts Council at 518-374-3345.

  • 4-H Youth Development

    4-H Youth Development

    4-H is known for its history of working with farm and rural youth to improve skills and decision making. The program is active in youth employment and youth empowerment efforts, and offers programs for youth from ages 5 through 19. 4-H offers school enrichment programs in all public and private schools and out-of-school outreach efforts. Special interest programs are short-term, high quality programs that often result in certification or the presentation of participation certificates. Members and volunteer leaders are always welcome. For more information, contact the Cornell Cooperative Extension:

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    518-885-8995

    800-443-0107

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Upcoming Events

10 Jul 2017;
07:30PM -
Village Board Meeting
24 Jul 2017;
07:30PM -
Village Board Meeting
14 Aug 2017;
07:30PM -
Village Board Meeting

Calendar at a Glance 2017

2017 Main & Ongoing

  • Movies in the Park: TBA
    Wiswall Park
  • 2017 Village Pool Lessons Registration Weekend:
  • Saturday June 17, 9 a.m. - 12 noon
  • Sunday   June 18, 9 a.m. - 12 noon
  • Swim Lessons Session:
  • 6 weeks, every other weekday rotation June 26th - August 4th.
  • Farmers Market: June 14 - Sept. 30, 2017
    Wiswall Park, Thursdays 3 p.m. – 6 p.m., Saturdays 9 a.m. – noon.
  • Concerts in the Park:
    Wiswall Park, Thursday evenings 6-8 p.m.

April

        * Easter Egg Hunt, April 2, 2017, Milton Community Center, 1 - 4 p.m.

May

        * GottaGetGon Folk Festival, May 26-29, 2017 Saratoga County Fairgrounds.

June

  • Village Wide Garage Sale & Antiques Festival, June 10 - 11, 2017.
  • 3rd Annual Balloon & Craft Festival: June 16 - 18, 2017, Saratoga County Fairgrounds, 12 noon - 9 p.m.
  • Family Fun Day at Saratoga County Fairgrounds, June 25, 2017, 3:00 - 9:30 p.m.
  • National Bottle Museum Show & Sale, June 4, 2017, Saratoga County Fairgrounds.

 July

  • Saratoga County Fair, July 18 - 23, 2017.

 August

  • Ballston Spa Int'l Short Film Festival, Iron Spring Park, August 4 - 5, 2017.
  • Adirondack Circuit AKC Dog Show, Saratoga County Fairgrounds, August 9-13, 2017.
  • World's Largest Yard Sale, Saratoga County Fairgrounds, August 5, 2017.
  • Swimming Under the Stars, Village Municipal Pool, August 5, 2017, 8 p.m. - midnight.

 September

  • Irish 2000 Festival, Saratoga County Fairgrounds, September 15 & 17, 2017.
  • Antique Truck & Tractor Show, Saratoga County Fairgrounds, September 23 - 24, 2017.

 October

  • Goat Brothers Motorcycle Show & Swap Meet, Saratoga County Fairgrounds, October 7, 2017.
  • Falling Leaves Festival, Kelley Park, October 21, 2017, 3:00 - 7:30 p.m.
  • Saratoga Scare Fair, Saratoga County Fairgrounds, Oct. 6-7, 13-14, 20-21, 27-28, 2017.

 November

  • Community Thanksgiving Dinner, Union Fire Company, Thanksgiving Day November 23, 2017.

 December

  • Victorian Christmas Parade & Family Festivities, December 2017.
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Emergency

Immediate Assistance: 911

Fire
911
Police
(518) 885-5033
Ambulance
(518) 885-1478
Animal Control
(518) 885-5033

Key Contacts

Village Office
(518) 885~5711
Central School
(518) 884~7195
Public Library
(518) 885~5022
Community Center
(518) 885~3261
Village Court
(518) 885~6393

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