Newsletters

May 2022 Newsletter

BSBPA May Newsletter  May is one of the busiest months for the BSBPA. The board has been busy preparing for summer events including the Ballston Spa Farmers’ Market, Movies in the Park, First Fridays and Concerts in the Park. All will be starting in the month of June.  We’ve been playing with the form of… Read more »


April 2022 Newsletter

April showers indeed bring May flowers! I’m not sure about you, but I am very ready to see those Spring daffodils pop up in Wiswall Park. The long winter is hopefully on its way out, and with that we can usher in Spring and Summer and all of the fun events that come with it!… Read more »


March 2022 Newsletter

March is here and change is in the air!  In this issue, read about the BSBPA board’s strategic retreat and some key takeaways that will guide the direction and focus for the Association in 2022 and beyond.  Six valued BSBPA board members are stepping off the board after each serving between 4-6 years.  They will… Read more »


February 2022 Newsletter

Baby, it’s cold outside!  But that’s no reason not to engage with your community.  This month has occasions to support worthy causes, enjoy a rollicking student musical, learn about some local history or timely public health matters.  In this issue, find out more about the upcoming changes for the Association’s board, the BSBPA Scholarship, information… Read more »


January 2022 Newsletter

It’s always a bit of a jolt to write that new date–2022!  It’s like the first footprint on a fresh blanket of snow–new beginnings and possibilities. In this issue, BSBPA President Sandy Hassfurter offers some thoughts for the upcoming year.  There’s a look back on the very festive holiday parade and downtown window decorating, the… Read more »


December 2021 Newsletter

We’ve made it through another year of ups and downs in this crazy world.  This year we can once again celebrate the season together with a well-loved tradition–the Ballston Spa Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting gets underway at 6:30 pm on December 3 and officially brings the holiday spirit (and Santa!) to town.  Read more… Read more »


November 2021 Newsletter

How is it November already?  2021 has flown by and we find ourselves heading into the Thanksgiving and upcoming holiday season.  What a difference a year makes, and although there are still challenges to manage, there is much to be positive about. We have been able to gather together more this year and doing so… Read more »


October 2021 Newsletter

And just like that, it is October!  And that means it’s Car Show time!  BSBPA volunteers have been working hard to bring the 19th Annual “The Way We Were” Car Show back to downtown Ballston Spa this October 10th.  After going virtual last year, it’ll be great to be “Together Again” in person.   As always,… Read more »


August 2021 Newsletter

We’re wringing ourselves out after an unusually soggy July, but our spirits haven’t dampened as there is still a lot of summer left to enjoy! In this issue:  Rae Whitehead introduces us to some of the youngest entrepreneurs to be found at the Ballston Spa Farmers’ Market.  Speaking of the market–Saturday morning’s market will be… Read more »


July 2021 Newsletter

We hope you’ve been able to get back out and enjoy summer once again–what a difference a year makes!  In this issue, find out about the activities that make summer in Ballston Spa so enjoyable, from concerts, to outdoor movies, farmers’ markets and more. Read about a fascinating local woman who’s life story is being… Read more »


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 »