Tivoli Lake Sound Walk, This Saturday

Tivoli Lake
The second of our Grand Walks takes place this Saturday, a Sound Walk at the Tivoli Lake Preserve.

This 45 minute Sound Walk through Tivoli Lake Preserve will be led by artist/composer Stephanie Loveless. Meet at the Gazebo behind Livingston School Apartments from 2:45-3:10 for a 3:15 departure.

Please register below so we have a sense of how many attendees will be coming. We may add a second group if the interest is high.

Soundwalking , as defined by Hildegard Westerkamp, is “any excursion whose main purpose is listening to the environment.” Stephanie Loveless is an artist and composer who lives on Grand Street. She will lead the sound walk in this urban nature preserve that she has fallen in love with.

The Tivoli Lake Preserve Sound Walk is part of Grand Walks, a series of five walks taking place between July 4 and August 18th.

Thanks to the City of Albany, Mayor’s Office of Energy & Sustainability and to the Livingston School Apartments.

This is a free event, but each walk has a maximum number of participants. Please register here so we know how many people to expect. Be sure to include your name and email.

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Welcome New Board Members

Grand Street Community Arts welcomes four new board members this July!

Victoria Esposito is the first ever “Advocacy Coordinator” for the Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York. She is also a Grand Street neighbor.

Kim Kaiser is a poet, artist, and family advocate, who intertwines art and advocacy to strengthen communities. She currently lives and works in Saratoga and New York City.

Ta-Sean Murdock is the Teen Program Director of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Albany, and the founder/president of One Team One Dream. He is also a Grand Street neighbor. [LinkedIn]

Cynthia Pooler is a “lifelong political junkie” and the host of the Focus on Albany news podcast. She is a retired administrator from the NYS Department of Labor, and lives in the Mansion Neighborhood. [LinkedIn]

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Ships Ahoy! The Launch Party (STD)


Ships Ahoy! The Launch Party is the closing celebration for our Summer Fundraising Campaign. The party will take place on the Dutch Apple Cruise on Sunday, July 24th.

All donors at the “Launcher” level ($250) are invited to join us for this 3 hour tour on the Hudson River, with music, delicious food and wonderful friends. Boarding will take place from 3:30-4pm and we will cruise the Hudson from 4-7pm.

Donate now to our Summer Fundraising Campaign and reserve your spot on this Thank You cruise!

Tickets will go on sale to the public after 7/15.
More info will be posted at that time.

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Phone Bank Volunteers


Grand Street Community Arts needs volunteers for telephone outreach this July.

Our Summer Fundraising Campaign is Underway. We are making telephone calls on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons (1:30 – 4:30pm) and Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings (6-8pm) this month.

Evening shifts we will be calling individuals at home.
Afternoon shifts will be calling local businesses, and also processing donations received.

You can come for just one evening.

You can come alone, or in a group. If you are with a group, we are seeking only 3-4 volunteers per shift.

For more info, see:

Please write back with the dates and hours available. Help us reach our goal! Save St. Anthony’s and get WCAA on the air!

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Ships Ahoy! The Launch Party

Fundraiser / Celebration / Dance Party on the Hudson River
Sunday, July 24th

Ticketsickets are $50 (group discount available). Click on the Image to purchase.

We are also reserving a free tickets for our donors and volunteers. All donors at the "Launcher" level ($250) and above who pledge by Thursday, 7/21 will have a reserved spot on the boat. Click here to donate.