A quick update on the yard sale fundraiser: the weather was beautiful and it was a VERY successful day. Our preliminary total is $1,420! We have not counted the change yet so the final total will be a bit higher. … Continue reading
A “Find out about the Peace Corps” event was held at the Sage College of Albany on Tuesday, March 24th. Organized by Dean Joanne Curran of SCA, and moderated by RPCV Allan Stern (Sierra Leone ’67-’69), it was held in … Continue reading
The Returned Peace Corps Volunteers joined vendors from around the capital region to celebrate International Women’s Day at the Opalka Gallery at Sage College in Albany. The event was organized by the International Center of the Capital Region and took … Continue reading
An information session on the Peace Corps was held at Russell Sage College in Troy on November 10th. There were 24 RPCVs from the RPCV-NENY group participating. The audience was the World 420 class at Sage, comprised of junior and … Continue reading
On October 18, Sara Poggi met with NPCA President Glenn Blumhorst (pictured here) who was visiting from Washington DC. Sara provided a detailed update about the status and activities of RPCVs of NENY. Glenn discussed news from the national level … Continue reading
Yard Sale – Friday, June 6th and Saturday, June 7th 9am to 4pm – S. Manning Blvd The Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of Northeastern New York will be having a yard sale as a fundraiser on Friday June 6th and … Continue reading
A great time was had by all who attended the Peace Corps Happy Hour last night! Thanks again to Umana Restaurant and Wine Bar for hosting us and to RPCV Heather Senecal for organizing the event.
The Albany Pine Bush Preserve will be hosting a Earth Day clean up on Saturday April 20th, 9am-12pm at the Discovery Center. There will be a variety of conservation projects suitable for all ages. This event is free and open … Continue reading
Kim and Chris Anderson hosted our June meeting at their lovely home in Ballston Spa.
Kim presented on her recent trip to the Dominican Republic. Her trip was sponsored by Fair Trade Towns USA and led her to cacao, coffee, and banana farms.
Chris offered tastings of organic free-trade chocolate products, vino de cacao, cacao marmalade, and free-trade Dominican coffee. Yes, they were all delicious-though some thought the vino de cacao was “too sweet.” For more information, visit the Mango Tree Imports, Andersons’ store in Ballston Spa.
Thanks to all who attended and for the Andersons for hosting us. Check our calendar for upcoming events.
The 9th annual Africana Film Series at Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences will run Feb. 5, 12, and 19 at the College’s Student Center (Room 201). All films are free and open to the public. The complete series schedule is as follows:
Tuesday, February 12 at 7:00 pm
“Pieces of Identity (Pièces d’Identités)” – This humorous film dealing with the serious theme of identity is from the Congolese producer and director Mweze Ngangura. It takes place in the Matongue district of Brussels, Belgium (where many Congolese live).
Tuesday, February 19 at 7:00 pm
“Scrap Heap” – This 1997 film by Senegalese Director Moussa Sene Absa was described by a New York University film scholar as “one of the pillars of the third generation of African cinema.”
For more information and expanded film descriptions, please view the Africana Film Series Flyer