Newsletters

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 »


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 »