Tech Valley Connect Events
Singin in the Rain at Park Playhouse
Washington Park at 7:00pm.
About the show: Based on the beloved MGM movie, Singin in the Rain is a tap dancing spectacular set in the dazzling world or the 1920s, when talking pictures were first coming to life. Singin in the Rain features such classic tunes as "Good Morning," "Fit as a Fiddle," and the wonderful title song. Join us as Park Playhouse brings new creativity and energy to one of films' most cherished classics!
RSVP by Monday, July 13th for special group rates!
Mark Your Calendars for TVC Upcoming Events!
Thursday, August 13th
Breakfast at Saratoga Race Course & Backstretch Tour
This is one event you won't want to miss! Join us for breakfast and a tour of the beautiful backstretch of Saratoga Race Course!
Opened in 1863, Saratoga Race Course is the oldest thoroughbred race track in the USA and has continuously held its reputation as one of the most popular attractions in Saratoga Springs and the Capital Region.
RSVP by Friday, August 7th
Click HERE to RSVP
Breakfast starts promptly at 7:30 a.m.
($20 per person)
Backstretch tour begins at 8:45 a.m.
Don't be late!
Thursday, September 24th
Join us for Tech Valley Connect's Annual Cocktail Party at
Saratoga National Golf Club
Enjoy complimentary hors d'oeuvres, great conversation and the beautiful vista at the Saratoga National Golf Club.
Event time: 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
RSVP by Friday, September 18th
Click HERE to RSVP
July 21 - 26
Classic carnival fun is just around the bend in Saratoga County! The 174th Saratoga County Fair is sure to be a hit with every member of your family. From Tuesday, July 21st to Sunday, July 26th, you can enjoy one of the country's oldest fairs, right in Ballston Spa.
The Fair is open 9am to midnight daily. The Live Music Pavillion is open 12pm to midnight. Concessions are open everyday 10am to 10pm.
We offer a number of camps for children in Pre-K through Grade Ten, including our highly popular LEAP Camp; Leaps & Bounds Adventure Camp -- a camp specifically for boys and girls entering Seventh, Eighth and Ninth Grades; Little Leapers, Classic Day Camp, Musical Theater Camp, Adventures in Sports, Adventures in Photography and a Leap into Leadership Program for students ages 14 - 15 or 9th and 10th graders.
For more information, please visit:
The Albany Academies' summer camps are required to be permitted to operate by the Albany County Health Department. The camps and facilities are inspected twice yearly. Inspection reports are filed with the Albany County Department of Health at 175 Green Street, Albany, NY 12202.
Science on the Sidewalk Mondays
3:00 - 3:30pm
Join CNSE CMOST staff for an informal science program on our sidewalk. An educator will introduce the topic of the day and provide some hands-on experiments for our visitors to explore!
Science Story Time Wednesdays
3:00 - 3:30pm
Join a museum educator for this science-based story time. Each week, participants will read a different science story; enjoy a project-based activity and more! No preregistration required, activity included in museum admission. Ages 2-6.
Sensory Play: Thursdays
Help your child improve motor skills and increase his or her understanding of how the world works. Join CNSE CMOST in the GE Junior Discovery room for a hands on sensory science activity.
No preregistration required, activity included in museum admission. Ages 2-6.
Animal Spotlight Fridays
10:30 - 11:00am
Did you know that CNSE CMOST is home to nearly 100 different kind of animals? Discover Operation W.I.L.D. and participate in activities to learn more about our interesting inhabitants.
No preregistration required, activity included in museum admission.
Make It & Take It Challenges
1:00 - 2:00pm
Visit CNSE CMOST to learn about the engineering concepts behind every day objects. Children will be able to engage in a hands-on engineering challenge! Preregistration is required with a maximum of 30 participants, activity is included with museum admission. Ages 5+.
July 11 - Stomp Rockets
July 25 - LED Stickers
Ice Cream for Breakfast Members Event
Saturday, July 18th, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Join us for a celebration of National Ice Cream Day one day early at CNSE CMOST. At Ice Cream for Breakfast you can investigate the science of ice cream, explore sensory science ice activities and enjoy an ice cream buffet with a variety of toppings to create your own masterpiece sundae. Join us to advance our shared-vision #GreatLeapForward initiative, to create our new Museum in your vision. The Museum is dedicated to engaging our members in defining what story the new Museum will tell. All ages are welcome at this event.
For more information or to register for CNSE CMOST programs, please call 518-235-2120 or visit
WHAT'S NEW AT THE TECH VALLEY CENTER OF GRAVITY
TVCOG is offering a number of camps perfect
for kids in 5th - 8th grade!
July 13 - 17 :: Docs that Rock
We'll be focused on the human body and medicine for the week collaborating with cardiologists and gastroenterologists to consider the role of robotics in modern surgery. We'll be collaborating with orthopedists to 3D print prosthetic hands for children born with congenital defects or who may be amputees through the eNable program. We'll work with an artist to learn how to sketch the human body like Leonardo daVinci did. We'll cover all of the human body systems with an integrated STEAM approach.
July 20th - 24 :: ExploraVision: Prototyping the Future
Camp this week is inpired by the NSTA/Toshiba competition that asks kids to imagine a current technology project, then project it 20 years into the future. What role will it play? The competition is a ~30 page paper. We challenge kids to work on prototyping their technology instead of focusing on the paper. We then support them as they develop a technical presentation to explain the history and future of that technology to a group of non-technical folks. Kids who are interested in entering the ExploraVision competition are given direction and mentorship.
August 10 - 14 :: Ancient Greece
A very integrated STEAM experience collaborating with architects, engineers and artists to explore Ancient Greece. We'll experiment with water and leavers like Archimedes did. We'll carve soap and wood to make Grecian columns. We'll make Greek urns, pottery and jewelry using high tech and low tech methods.
August 24 -28 :: Backyard Ballistics
We'll build catapults, trebuchets, potato cannons, rockets, and fire kites in this exploration of history and design. Kids will learn the physics and chemistry of weapons. They'll use hands on tools, power tools, laser cutters, and 3D printers to prototype their own designs. Like every week in the ThinQubator, all projects are guided by teachers and engineers with strong emphasis on safety.. but in particular this week!
Interested in signing up? Contact Erica Iannotti of TVCOG for more info!
Monday, July 13th, 8pm
Pink Martini draws on diverse influences to weave a seamless musical fabric that defies immediate classification, but has been lauded by critics throughout the world for its international flavor and ability to entertain.
The Boston Globe commented, "The recipe for a Pink Martini would read something like this: One part French chanson, one part Argentine tango, one part soft merengue beat, and a dash of gin-joint jazz. Combine ingredients and shake vigorously over old Hollywood glamour. Pour into a glass and garnish with a paper parasol."
First attaining recognition during the lounge music revival of the mid- and late-1990s as exemplified by such acts as the Cherry Poppin' Daddies and bands of that ilk. Pink Martini sought a wider variety of styles, from Japanese torch songs to Maurice Ravel's "Bolero." According to the group's musical leader, Thomas Lauderdale, "Pink Martini is like a romantic Hollywood musical of the 1940's or 50's - but with a global perspective which is modern," he wrote on the band's official website. "We bring melodies and rhythms from different parts of the world together." Describing themselves as a "pop orchestra" and as "music archaeologists," Pink Martini was described in the Washington Post as "digging up neglected treasures and styles from the past and reinventing them for the 21st century. But there's nothing pedantic about the result: This is rich, hugely approachable music, utterly cosmopolitan yet utterly unpretentious."
Pretty Much the Best Comedy Show
featuring Shuli Egar
July 25th at 8pm
Shuli Egar started his stand-up career in Las Vegas, Nevada, despite being born in Israel and being raised in Los Angeles. His love for The Howard Stern Show started in middle school, and after moving to Las Vegas to start his stand up career, it only took seven years of weekly calls to the show before being hired full-time as part of the Howard 100 News team. In addition to work on the Stern Show, Shuli co-hosts The Jay Thomas Show and The Dr. Harry Fisch Show on Sirius/XM, and has contributed to the Scott Ferrall Show and Miserable Men. Shuli has toured the country as part of 'The Killers of Comedy' and 'Ronnie's Block Party' and regularly performs stand-up across the United States.
Pretty Much the Best Comedy Show will include a feature act, a host, and a guest comedian to make up nearly 2 hours of entertainment at Proctors Underground stage.
Angela McNerney, President
120 Defreest Drive
Troy, New York 12180