Saratoga Race Course Season Passes Now Available at Stewart's Shops (and other local news)
Saratoga Race Course Season Passes at Stewart's-
The track season at Saratoga, the nation's oldest sporting venue of any kind in the country, will start on July 18. It's always a fun time in the area with the track's races, tours and breakfasts, and non-track things like visits to Yaddo, doughboys and crepes in downtown Saratoga, swimming at Victoria Pool, people watching on Gaffney's patio, and trips to Saratoga Lake.
You may notice I focus a bit more on the non-track things. I'm not much of a gambler. But if you are - or you enjoy the overall vibe at the track - you can now get NYRA's Saratoga season passes at area Stewart's Shops.
Here's a bit more about that as reported by our sister paper The Saratogian. The grandstand passes are $30 and the clubhouse passes are $50.
Regular admission to the track is increasing to $5 for the grandstand and $8 for the clubhouse - up from last year's fees of $3 and $5, respectively.
Or, if you want to go the old fashioned route, you can also obtain a season pass through this online form.
Rensselaer Train Station Temporarily Closed -
The CDTA announced this week that the train station's parking garage would be temporarily closed this weekend (Fri-Sun) to allow for maintenance.
Freihofer's Run Security Measures -
The 36th annual Freihofer's Run for Women, which attracts more than 4,000 women running throughout Albany, is slated for Saturday (May 31) at 9:45 a.m. on Madison Avenue near the State Museum. There's last chance registration available today for $40. Along with the run, there are bands and other activities.
If you're running or spectating, the Albany Police have instituted these rules:
- Backpacks/coolers/duffle bags will not be permitted at the race venue.
- Anything brought onsite, including runners’ items for FRW bag-check, must be transported in a clear plastic bag for easy inspection.
- No animals, dogs or domestic pets (with the exception of service dogs) will be allowed on-site due to the presence of police dog patrols.
- Photo identification is required.
- All 5K participants should be on site by
Cheese Traveler Friday Night Cookouts -
The Cheese Traveler, located at 540 Delaware Ave. in Albany, will hold its first of many Friday Night Cookouts tonight. The food, described here on their site, is priced between $4 and $10.
Delmar Farmers Market Opens-
The first day of the Delmar Farmers Market is Saturday (May 31) at 9 a.m. The market features more than 60 local vendors with produce and crafts. This is the market's 6th season.
NYS Thruway Farmers Markets -
The "Tailgate Farmer's Markets" will be at the travel plazas throughout NYS this summer at the locations below.
Grey Mouse Farm