time to unload and be on the water by 6 p.m. at the Henry Hudson Park kayak launch. Free. Pre-register: 518-439-4955 option 3. For more information: sleath@townof bethlehem.org.
Meeting focuses on Johnson Hall
JOHNSTOWN — A public informational meeting about the master plan governing improvements at the Johnson Hall State Historic Site will be held at 7 p.m. Monday at Johnstown High School.
According to the Friends of Johnson Hall, work has been done in several areas: new household furnishings and textiles, the restoration of Sir William’s and the children’s rooms, the restoration of the Stone House and the rejuvenation of the Hall gardens.
But more work is necessary, they say.
Those interested in the site are asked to attend the meeting, presented by the state Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.
House, garden tours coming June 21
ALBANY — Tour historic homes and hidden gardens during the annual Hidden City House and Garden Tour taking place from 5 to 8 p.m. June 21 at a number of locations in the city.
“The Castle,” the majestic Queen Anne-style mansion built in 1891 by architect Ernest Hoffman, and Hudson-jay Park, where floral, vegetable and herb pots will be raffled to support park beautification.
Neighborhood restaurants and shops will offer specials and discounts to tour participants.
The tour is sponsored by Center Square Association, Hudson/park Neighborhood Association and Historic Albany Foundation.
Tickets cost $20 until Friday and $25 after that.
To purchase tickets, stop by Historic Albany Foundation’s office and parts warehouse, 89 Lexington Ave.; call 518465-0876, Ext. 10; or go to https://centersquarealbany.com/hgt.
Show depicts wartime radio
ALBANY — Gary Ferris will perform his “It’s Not Over ‘Til It’s Over Over There” World War II style Armed Forces radio show at 6 p.m. Friday at the North Albany American Legion Post, 35 N. First St.
The free show includes music, war-time commercials, stories and letters from soldiers.
For more information, call the post, 518-4651402, or Judy Benner, 518-869-8668.
Library hosts grieving program
CLAVERACK — Learn what to say and what not to say to someone who is grieving at a program being held at 4 p.m. Saturday at the Claverack Library, 629 Route 23B.
Claudia Coenen, a writer, performer and a certified grief counselor, will lead the workshop about the mechanisms of coping. Her husband died in 2005. She is the author of “Shattered by Grief: Picking up the Pieces to become Whole Again.”
Join Kjirsten Gustavson, a museum educator with the state parks department, on a history ride on Saturday at Schodack island State Park.