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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Walking tour to Myers Residence. Today.

Come join us for the first of this summer’s Grand Walks. We will be walking to attend the Underground Railroad History Project’s annual July 4th Oration in the garden of the Stephen and Harriet Myers House. Titled “Searching for Race and Identity in Archeology.” The annual oration is inspired by the Frederick Douglas speech “What to the slave is the 4th of July?”

The Tour starts on the steps of Grand Street Community Arts at 9:45am and leaves at 10am. This historic walking tour, led by Maeve McEneny of Discover Albany will end at the Myers Residence before 11am.The oration at the Myers residence will finish around 1pm.

Travel back to the South End and Mansion Neighborhood is available via the CDTA Route 100, or via the 22 (short walk down to Broadway.)

For more information on the July 4th Oration, visit the Stephen and Harriet Myers House website:

This is the first of our #GrandWalks, a series of 5 walks all starting at the front of Grand St Community Arts, taking place throughtout the summer until August 18.

The next walk will take place on Saturday, July 9th: a Sound Walk at Tivoli Lake Preserve.


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Summer Fundraising Campaign Kick-Off

St. Anthonys Exterior

Grand Street Community Arts will kick off our 2016 Summer Fundraising Campaign this Friday, July 1st. The Campaign will run for the whole month of July and aims to raise $27,000!

Can you help us spread the word loud and clear, far and wide, this Friday?
  • Share the Donation link!
  • Donate and share the Campaign!
  • Testify!
  • Party!

Share the Donation Link
One-click is all it takes. Take a moment to share our donation link —–on your social media page or in an email to friends and neighbors who support our mission.
If you would like to add an image to your post, we have a few in our Press Room (and we will be adding more on Friday!) There’s also photos of the building progress on our Tumblr.
Use our hashtags: #SaveStAnthonys and #AVoiceInAlbany

Make a Donation and Share our Donation Page!

Make a donation yourself!

And when you’re done, click on “Tell a Friend!” This will send an email to up to 10 friends, asking them to check out our fundraising campaign!



Do you own a smartphone? Shoot a short video – 10-60seconds in length – about why you support Grand Street Community Arts! Post it to your own Facebook or Youtube and tag us! Or post it on our Facebook wall!



The WCAA crew will be holding a party to kick-off the Fundraising Campaign at the Elbo Room on Friday night. Visit the WCAA Facebook Page for more info.

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Open House, July 2nd

Visit us on Saturday July 2nd from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. for a tour of our building. See our progress and envision the transformation as we prepare to reopen the doors to this hub for community, arts, and culture. And, you can see the plans for the renovation of the basement!

Take a peek at our News10 ABC’s story about our architecture project by Mary Wilson.


Click here for the Facebook event page.

Open House on April 2nd

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