Newsletters

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 »


May 2020 Newsletter

It has been heartening to see the camaraderie and resilience of the Ballston Spa community during these past several weeks.  Even as we continue to face uncertainty as to how and when we can start to move toward a measured “re-opening”,  we remain optimistic that the time will come for us to be together again. … Read more »


April 2020 Newsletter

This April is unlike any other April in memory, as our community continues to grapple with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.  In this issue, find out how you can continue to support the small businesses and locally owned restaurants, as well as non-profit service organizations during this new era of social distancing.  There’s also… Read more »


March 2020 Newsletter

It’s March–can spring be far behind?  For the BSBPA, this is the end of our fiscal year.  We will be gathering for our Annual Meeting and Community Mixer on March 23 to review the year and look forward to 2020.  It’s a great opportunity to meet and chat with the board and fellow members and… Read more »


February 2020 Newsletter

What better way to chase away the winter blues, as February kicks off with our popular mid-winter event, Chocolate Fest!   Read more about chocolate chefs and venues.  Also in this issue:  We’re getting underway with our 2020 Ballston Spa Map and Visitor Guide production.  All BSBPA member businesses and organizations in good standing are listed… Read more »


January 2020 Newsletter

Happy New Year!  In this issue, we look back on the holiday celebrations in the village and forward to the next big event–the 7th Annual Ballston Spa Chocolate Fest on February 7.  Read more about how your business or organization can participate and/or sponsor this very popular chocolate-tasting extravaganza, which in the past has brought… Read more »


December 2019 Newsletter

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!  Here in Ballston Spa, that means festive lights and decorations in shop windows,  a jolly parade and family fun and some spiritual introspection as well.  It’s all part of what makes living in a small town even more meaningful during this season of joy and hope. Read… Read more »


November 2019 Newsletter

November is the traditional start to what we think of as the “holiday” season–with Thanksgiving being the kick off at the end of the month.  Between now and then, plans are moving along on The Ballston Spa Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting on December 6, known far and wide as a quintessential slice of hometown… Read more »