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2019 Chocolate Fest Participation Information and Chef Application

What is Chocolate Fest? As part of our monthly First Friday Events, we will continue to present our February family fun event – the Ballston Spa Chocolate Festival. Area restaurants, bakeries, and chefs are all welcome to compete in a chance to showcase their talents and tastes by preparing small sample sized chocolate offerings to… Read more »


January Networking Breakfast

Because the first Tuesday of the month falls on New Year’s Day,  January’s Networking Breakfast will be the second Tuesday of the month, January 8, from 7:30 t0 8:30 am, hosted by Brookside Nursery, 824 Route 67. Brookside Nursery is one of the area’s best regarded landscaping and garden businesses.  The garden center has been… Read more »


Ribbon Cutting at B.A.C.C.

The BSBPA is happy to help the Ballston Area Community Center (BACC) “officially” open its newly refurbished gymnasium with a ribbon cutting on Thursday, January 3 at 6 :30 pm. The BACC provides essential child and youth programs for the Ballston Spa community.  


Holiday Window Display Recognition

Downtown Ballston Spa is once again decorated for the Christmas season.  The BSBPA is pleased to recognize businesses whose window decorations and displays have enhanced the business district during the holiday season.  Our “elves” were out and about to judge this friendly contest to find the most memorable decorations.  It was by all accounts a… Read more »


December 2018 Newsletter

As the old song goes-“It’s the most wonderful time of the year!”  It’s certainly a festive time here in the Village of Friends.  The season gets underway officially in Ballston Spa with the annual Holiday Parade and Christmas Tree Lighting on December 7, along with a host of merry activities that evening and through the… Read more »


Thanksgiving Bag Ministry – Thank You

Here is an account of the very successful Thanksgiving Bag Ministry 2018. Thank you all for your contributions! On Sunday collection day before church service was even over, our chapel tables were loaded above and below with food bags filled and brought in by congregations of the local churches. It was somewhat overwhelming. Then the… Read more »


BSBPA Holiday Mixer

You are cordially invited! 5:30 pm Light Fare Buffet and Cash Bar 7:00 pm Door Prizes and 50/50 Raffle Join us for a festive evening! $25 per person.  Online pre-registration is now closed.  Pay at the door–cash, check or credit card accepted.  RSVP (appreciated but not mandatory) to info@ballston.org or 518 885-2772      


December Networking Breakfast

  December’s Networking Breakfast is Tuesday, December 4, 7:30-8:30 am, hosted by the Saratoga County Historical Society at Brookside Museum, 6 Charlton Street in Ballston Spa. (http://www.brooksidemuseum.org) Built in the 1790’s, Brookside Museum is one of Ballston Spa’s most iconic buildings, home to the Saratoga County Historical Society.  The mission of the SCHS is to keep history… Read more »


Breakfast With Santa

The BSBPA presents the annual Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, December 8 in the gymnasium of St. Mary’s School, 40 Thompson Street, Ballston Spa. The event will take place from 8 to 11 am and will include pancake breakfast, provided by the Eagle Matt Lee and Union Fire Companies, treats for children and a chance… Read more »


November 2018 Newsletter

Have you looked around recently and thought to yourself–how is it November already?!  The seasonal changes have shortened our daylight, have us bundling up against the cooler weather and perhaps have us thinking about family gatherings and festivities to come.  That’s what we have on our minds these days, as we are well underway in… Read more »