Member News

Save Brookside

The Saratoga County Historical Society/Brookside Museum has begun a campaign to reorganize and prevent the potential closure of the museum. Two local organizations have agreed to provide initial partial funding to keep Brookside’s doors open during this period of change. Local history, group the Saratoga County Area History Roundtable, has also begun a joint fundraising… Read more »


Birdhouse & Banner Flash Sale

There will be a flash sale of this year’s birdhouses and banners on Friday, November 1, noon to 7 pm and Saturday, November 2, 10 am to 3 pm at the Ballston Spa Public Library, 21 Milton Avenue.  Sale will be in the library parking lot or in the community room, in event of rain. … Read more »


Local Artisans Wanted!

The Saratoga County Historical Society at Brookside Museum is seeking local artisans for the annual Artisan’s Market. This is a juried, month long market, for local vendors of hand-made goods. Vendors set-up their displays and Brookside handles all sales and taxes. The Market is open the public from Saturday November 30 through December 23 during… Read more »


2nd Annual Ballston Spa Birdhouse Competition Winners

The 2nd Annual Ballston Spa Birdhouse Competition was held on Saturday, May 4. Over 250 birdhouses were created and decorated by children and adults along with colorful hand-painted banners with “Hope/Peace” birds.   All are on display throughout the village’s downtown and along the Tedisco Walking Trail, through the summer months.   Category winners of “The Mayor’s Choice… Read more »


Ballston Spa Artist Creates Art Installation for Tedisco Trail

  Noted Ballston Spa artist and BSBPA member Mark Blech was awarded a $2,500 Artist Grant from Saratoga Arts to create and install an original cast concrete sculpture, “Homeostasis,” on the Tedisco Nature Trail in Ballston Spa on July 9. In a unique twist, the sculpture is a work in progress, designed to interact with… Read more »