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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
91 Church Avenue
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.
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.
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 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: