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2019 Ballston Spa Map Guide

We are getting underway with production of our 2019-20 Ballston Spa Map and Visitor Guide, now in it’s 14th year.   We love Ballston Spa, and what better way to showcase our wonderfully vibrant village’s shops, restaurants and services! ALL BSBPA businesses and non-profit members in good standing will be listed on the directory page.  Our… Read more »


January 2019 Newsletter

Happy New Year!  It’s the time to look ahead, make plans, get organized and hit the ground running!  In this issue, BSBPA President Stacy Simmons is checking in, offering some food for thought as we step into 2019.  There’s information on the 6th Annual Chocolate Fest, which takes place on February 1.  We’re looking for… Read more »


6th Annual Chocolate Fest–and the Winners are….

Chocolate Fest—How Sweet It Was! Several hundred chocolate fans came out on a frigid February evening to stroll the village and sample a delicious assortment of chocolate specialties offered by chocolate chefs, ranging from sweet to savory to beverages.  The competition for our taste buds was fierce!  Here are the winners for the 2019 Chocolate… Read more »


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 »


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.  


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 »


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 »


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 »


2018 Ballston Spa Beautification Award Winners

The Ballston Spa Business & Professional Association, in partnership with Curtis Lumber, honored business owners and residents whose renovation, restoration, and beautification efforts have enhanced the Ballston Spa community over the past year.  The winners were chosen from nominations submitted by others in the community. At a reception on October 29 in the Kitchen &… Read more »