Newsletters

June 2021 Newsletter

Are you ready for the summer?  What a wonderful feeling to walk around town, seeing people out and about, shopping, dining, visiting the farmers’ market, listening to musicians on a soft summer evening, watching movies under the stars.  Ballston Spa summer fun is back and we’re ready to celebrate.  Starting this month, the farmers’ market… Read more »


May 2021 Newsletter

The Village of Ballston Spa will once again hum with life this summer, a summer that will look more like those we remember before 2020 and COVID-19 curtailed much of the social interaction and public activities we were used to. And while gatherings will continue to follow the prevailing New York State guidelines, as vaccinations… Read more »


April 2021 Newsletter

April is a time for rebirth and renewal, and it’s starting to feel like that for us here at the BSBPA.  Our new board President, Sandy Hassfurter, starts off this month’s newsletter.  While she is new to the role of president, she is not new to the executive board, having been a Vice President for… Read more »


March 2021 Newsletter

This month marks a year since the COVID19 pandemic threw all our lives into turmoil of one kind or another.  It’s incredible to look back on the challenges, the losses–and the resilience that have brought us to this point. Here’s to all of you who have persevered and who continue to do so! March is… Read more »


January 2021 Newsletter

I’m sure just about everyone is ready to put 2020 in the been there-done that column!  Let’s not dwell on what is behind us but look ahead to 2021 and all its possibilities.  In this issue, BSBPA President Stacy Simmons has some thoughts as we jump into the new year.  There certainly are promising things… Read more »


December 2020 Newsletter

If there was ever a year to say that “we need a little Christmas”, this is it!  And December in Ballston Spa kicks off with a decidedly different, but no less merry celebration.  Read about this year’s Tree Lighting and Neighborhood Holiday Parade–and if you live in the village, keep an eye out for Santa… Read more »


November 2020 Newsletter

How can it be November already?  Although 2020 has sometimes seemed like quite the slog with all the challenges it has brought, here we are close to the end of the year and contemplating the start of the holiday season.  And even that will not be quite the same as usual, but we are not… Read more »


October 2020 Newsletter

Cooler days and colorful leaves-Fall is in full swing here in the Village of Friends.  And although some fall traditions have had to be modified to fit this crazy year, it doesn’t mean there aren’t ways to enjoy this season.  Read more about the virtual “The Way It Is” Car Show, currently happening on Facebook–there… Read more »


September 2020 Newsletter

It’s been a highly unusual summer and as we start to transition into fall, we are still having to manage with the effects of COVID in our lives.  For the BSBPA, one of the biggest consequences has been the cancellation of this year’s “The Way We Were” Car Show in October.  Although it is very… Read more »


August 2020 Newsletter

Our 2020 Summer may not feel quite like those in the past, but August brings a return to a couple of family favorite events, the Concerts in the Park and Outdoor Movies.  Both require a bit more cooperation on everyone’s part to be able to take place safely–read more about it here. Thanks to the… Read more »


July 2020 Newsletter

Downtown Ballston Spa is back!  As the Capital Region enters Phase 4 of re-opening in this  COVID-19 “new normal”, our village is gradually and safely bringing back in-person dining and shopping.  Read more about it in this issue.  Plus, information about the Ballston Spa Farmers’ Market, upcoming summer events, along with Association news (meet our… Read more »


June 2020 Newsletter

As we start the summer season and the warm days coax us outside, things in our village are still not quite as they usually are.  But there are little signs that we are slowly making our way back.  In this issue: The Ballston Spa Farmers’ Market will be open for the season starting June 13,… Read more »