Village of Ballston Spa
Village of Ballston Spa
Village Office
(518) 885~5711
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front & MiltonFor those of us who live in the Village of Ballston Spa, downtown is less than a five minute walk - which gets us into the middle of everything: whether it's a cafe or restaurant, the library (or post office), or just because we're in the mood to sit in the park or along Front street and people-watch. This is a different way of doing things from getting into one’s car and heading out to the mall...

Ballston Spa today includes businesses that have been around for decades - O'Brien pharmacy, for example. Front Street and Milton Street (and side streets) contain shops in buildings erected well over a hundred years ago. A park or town square (Wiswall Park) complements the shops and restaurants with century oaks and benches. This gives the Village a unique blend of old and new:

Old - an architecture and layout that preserves that village feel, evoking a sense of continuity between past and present. New - all these vibrant, independently owned businesses that meet the needs of today's villagers and visitors, not just for goods and services, but for that hard-to-define sense of belonging and community.

The businesses have changed with the times, certainly. It's not the village grocer or a Five & Dime you'll find there now (although there’s some of that too). Today it's restaurants from casual to fine, antique shops, tea houses and coffee houses, a growing artist community, health food purveyors, and a spa & Healing Arts center among many others. Even the National Bottle Museum resides downtown, and its mission is to preserve the history of our nation’s first major industry: Bottle Making.

But there’s more to downtown than shopping, antiquing, or dining. Downtown businesses themselves, under the umbrella of the Ballston Spa Business and Professional Association, participate directly in creating and sustaining village life: Parades, Farmer’s Markets, Car Shows, Concerts in the Park, First Fridays and Sidewalk Sales, are among a few of these. The Village in turn sponsors community events like Family Fun Day, and the Winter Festival.

So this is Ballston Spa Downtown: it's about community – not just the word, which we hear thrown about so much these days; but about community in action. And this in turn is both an old, and a new way of living...in the heart of old town charm...with new excitement.

 

Front Street

Front Street

Front street is arguably the oldest street in the Village, although it did not begin its history as a street but a clearing surrounding the Old Iron Spring. Age notwithstanding, it now contains some fine establishments. The following list is representative of what you will find there, from fine to casual dining, a tea house, accomodations, and even a Village Barber:

Front Street Deli
39 Front Street
Ballston Spa, NY 12020
518 884-0456
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The Whistling Kettle
24 Front Street
Ballston Spa, NY 12020
518-884-2664
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Next Door Kitchen & Bar
51 Front Street
Ballston Spa, NY 12020
518 309-3249
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Iron Roost
36 Front Street
Ballston Spa, NY 12020
518 309-3535
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Cake Placid
88 Front Street
Ballston Spa, NY 12020
518 490-2326
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Sunset Café
42 Front Street
Ballston Spa, NY 12020
518-885-8550
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Daisy Dry Goods
28 Front Street
Ballston Spa, NY 12020
518 885-2782
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Stone Soup Antiques Gallery
19 Low Street
Ballston Spa, NY 12020
518 885-5232
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Ye Olde Wishin' Shoppe
76 Front Street
Ballston Spa, NY 12020
518 772-3178
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Medbery Inn & Spa
48 Front Street
Ballston Spa, NY 12020
518-885-7727
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Brookside Museum/Saratoga County Historical Society
6 Charlton Street
Ballston Spa, NY 12020
518-885-4000
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O'Brien's Pharmacy
4 Front Street
Ballston Spa, NY 12020
518-885-7330
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Living Well Day Spa & Healing Arts Center
18 Low Street
Ballston Spa, NY 12020
518 885-9145
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Milton Avenue

Milton Avenue

Milton Avenue runs through the Village and is the old road between Schenectady and Saratoga Springs. Like Front Street, it also contains some excellent establishments. The following list is representative of what you will find there, including casual and fine dining, a great coffee house, antique shops, even a comic book store:

The Whitehouse Restaurant & Bar
93-95 Milton Avenue
Ballston Spa, NY 12020
518 885-6797
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Midtown Wine & Spirits Shop
77 Milton Avenue
Ballston Spa, NY 12020
518-884-8346
The Brickyard Tavern
70-72 Milton Avenue
Ballston Spa, NY 12020
518 884-2570
Russell's Deli
303 Milton Avenue
Ballston Spa, NY 12020
518 885-3354
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Coffee Planet
100 Milton Avenue
Ballston Spa, NY 12020
518-884-9913
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Wild Thyme Apothecary & Herbal Supplies
108 Milton Avenue
Ballston Spa, NY 12020
518 885-7275
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Pizza Works
54 Milton Avenue
Ballston Spa, NY 12020
518 885-0669
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Ballston Spa Antique Center
217-219 Milton Avenue
Ballston Spa, NY 12020
518-885-6746
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Victoria's Corner
252 Milton Avenue
Ballston Spa, NY 12020
518 338-5550
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Two If By Sea Gallery
91 Milton Avenue
Ballston Spa, NY 12020
518 496-4650
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Corina Contemporary Jewelry & Fine Crafts
89 Milton Avenue
Ballston Spa, NY 12020
518 885-0930
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Lewis House Bed & Breakfast
38 East High Street
Ballston Spa, NY 12020
518 884-9857
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National Bottle Museum
76 Milton Street
Ballston Spa, NY 12020
518-885-7589
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Arts & Crafts

Ballston Spa Arts & Crafts
Mark Louis Gallery
10 Thompson Street
Ballston Spa, NY 12020
518 742-6355
Lynne's Candles & Inspirations
102 Milton Avenue
Ballston Spa, NY 12020
518 885-1972
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Creative Endeavors Gift Shop & Art Center
49 Front Street
Ballston Spa, NY 12020
518 363-0015
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Strolling Village Artisans
20 Washington Street
Ballston Spa, NY 12020
518-885-5855
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A Bead Just So
49 Front Street
Ballston Spa, NY 12020
518 309-4070
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Troy Hoover Illustration
188 East Avenue, Apt. 2
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
518 879-3300
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Sacred Journey Ceramics
20 Washington Street
Ballston Spa, NY 12020
518 882-1964
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Almost One Of A Kind Quilt Shop
22 Washington Street
Ballston Spa, NY 12020
518-363-0219
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Daily Calendar

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Upcoming Events

21 Oct 2017;
03:00PM - 07:30PM
Falling Leaves Festival
23 Oct 2017;
07:30PM -
Village Board Meeting
13 Nov 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.
  • The Way We Were Car Show, Front St., October 15, 2017, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Falling Leaves Festival, Kelley Park, October 21, 2017, 3:00 - 7:30 p.m.

 November

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

 December

  • Victorian Christmas Parade & Family Festivities, December 2017.
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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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