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HISTORIC DOWNTOWN ALBANY FOOD TOUR
Friday, June 22
12:45 - 4:00 p.m.
This leisurely three hour, 1.5 mile walk includes plenty of refreshing stops to six different food/beverage tastings so it’s suited for most ages and fitness levels. Put on your walking shoes for an entertaining and delicious way to experience Albany. New York’s Capital City for 320+ years is undergoing a culinary and craft brewing boom. You’ll sip and sample from restaurants that are spicing up Albany’s food scene. Discover stunning architecture and cultural tidbits that will help you develop a fresh perspective on New York’s Capital City. This food tour will tell the story of a city in a delicious way – tasting local foods and getting exposure to the entrepreneurs who are bringing creativity to their city. Wear comfortable walking shoes, have the ability to walk uphill and downhill, and come hungry – by the end of the tour you will have eaten a complete lunch. This course is taught by Amy Koren-Roth, a registered dietitian/nutritionist who is passionate about cooking, travel and exciting others about her food loves and recommendations. She launched Taste of Troy Food Tours’ Central Troy Historic District Food Tour in May 2016. Click here to register.
TROY HISTORIC FOOD TOUR
Saturday, June 23
10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Put on your walking shoes for an entertaining and delicious way to learn about Troy, its ups and downs, and the role food is playing in bringing this architectural gem back to life. You’ll sip and sample some New York classic flavors (often with a new twist) at five tastings, bites and sips – linked to Troy’s past and present. Of course, we will sprinkle in history, architecture, and culture to round out your perfect Saturday in the Collar City. We meet outside our first taste stop, 275 River Street, Troy. Our Central Troy Historic District Food Tour is a leisurely, progressive brunch over the course of three hours, with a 1.5 mile walk with frequent refreshing and informative stops along the way, so it’s suited for most ages and fitness levels. We’ll end at the Troy Waterfront Farmer’s Market, with plenty of time for you to shop and explore the 80+ vendors. Let your culinary adventure begin. This course is taught by Amy Koren-Roth, a registered dietitian/nutritionist who is passionate about cooking, travel and exciting others about her food loves and recommendations. She launched Taste of Troy Food Tours’ Central Troy Historic District Food Tour in May 2016. Click here to register.
THEATRICAL MAKEUP FOR ADULTS
Mondays, July 9-30
This course will be taught at The Makeup Curio, located at 510 State St., Schenectady, N.Y., 12305.
This hands-on course explores makeup techniques for theater and special effects. Transform yourself through aging, into an animal, with hair effects and through skin peeling. This course is taught by Jenn Dugan, the owner of the Makeup Curio, who has been transforming clients for weddings, special occasions and proms for more than 10 years. She is a NYS Licensed Esthetician. Click here to register.
GETTING PAID TO TALK: AN INTRODUCTION TO VOICE-OVER
Tuesday, July 17
This course will be held at Voice Coaches, 26 Vly Road, Colonie, N.Y., 12205.
From audio books and cartoons to documentaries, commercials and more, this class will introduce you to the growing field of voice-over. Today, the range of voices hired has grown dramatically from the days of announcers. Learn what the pros look for, how to prepare, and where to find work in your area. We’ll discuss industry pros and cons and play samples from working voice professionals. In addition, you’ll have an opportunity to record a short professional script under the direction of the instructor. This class is fun, realistic and a great first step for anyone interested in the voice-over field. Class size is limited. This course is taught by Voice Coaches.
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Thursdays, June 7-28
During this class designed for artists of all ability levels, students will learn watercolor basics or expand on what they already know.
Students will explore watercolor painting and techniques while creating beautiful landscapes, still life paintings and more. All materials
will be provided. This course is taught by Art Innovators. Click here to register.
INTRO TO JEWELRY MAKING
Thursdays, June 14-28
Do you have pieces of interesting, out of fashion or broken jewelry that you have collected over the years? This class will help you utilize old pieces and combine them with new items to make fresh and unique pieces of jewelry. Students will learn about wire wrapping, stringing and finishing techniques, how to use beading tools, elements of aesthetics and design, and more. You will create four, one-of-a kind pieces of jewelry to take home - a beaded bracelet, a pair of earrings, a leather cuff and a beaded necklace. All materials will be provided, but students are encouraged to bring in any jewelry making equipment, beads, brooches, old necklaces, etc. that they would like to use. This course is taught by Wood & Sparrow Custom Jewelry Design. Click here to register.