Art installation will light up the night

Breathing Lights project focuses on urban neighborhoods By Jennifer Patterson- Times Union Vacant buildings around the Capital Region are about to get a lot brighter. Breathing Lights, one of four winners of the Bloomberg Philanthropies Public Art Challenge, will light up hundreds of windows nightly this fall in Albany, Schenectady and Troy, in an effort to spark community conversation about the issues of vacancy and community revitalization. Public streets will be transformed in October and November as part of the installation. In addition, Breathing Lights and its community partners, the Albany Barn, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Schenectady and the Sanctuary for Independent Media in Troy, ann

The Ainlays- 2016 Honorary Chairs

Dr. Stephen Charles Ainlay and Judith Gardner Ainlay have been named our 2016 Fall Fling & Auction Honorary Chairs! Join the Ainlays by supporting the Boys & Girls Clubs of Schenectady and become a member of the Honorary Committee. Click here for details!

Schenectady Residents Connect Through Art Workshops

Schenectady Residents Connect Through Art Workshops - Breathing Lights This spring and summer, one of our community hubs, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Schenectady, hosted a series of three art workshops at the Craig Street Clubhouse in Hamilton Hill called “Brighten the Corner Where You Are Through Breathing Lights.” At each session, one of two local artists (including Nancy Bowman, left) helped residents and special guests, young and old, explore a particular style of art. Before each session, the artists explained Breathing Lights and showed the video of the project. They then asked participants to consider two questions before creating any art. What does a community that cares about it resid

STEM programming with Naval Nuclear Lab

The Naval Nuclear Laboratory visited our Rotterdam Clubhouse and showcased 7 hands-on STEM exhibits. More than 80 volunteers from the Lab worked with many Boys & Girls Club members on these fun and exciting Science experiments! See all the photos on our Facebook page!

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