January Meeting

2019 Calendar of Events

January 12th – meeting will be
at 1:00 pm – Holiday Train Show
at the NY Botanical Garden
William K Sanford Library in Colonie

February 17th
Winter Doldrums
– Party – Sunday Barbara Melera
will speak on The Victorians:
How They Forever Changed
the Garden

March 16th – TBD

April 20th – Kathy Purdy will talk
about Colchicums

May 11th – Members’ Sale

June 15th – Babysitter Distribution

July 10th – 13th – National
Convention, Middleton, WI

July 13th – picnic

July 19th – 20th – Regional Meeting

August 17th – Annual Sale at

September 21st – TBD

October 19th – TBD

The Albany Co-Cooperative Ext.
is located at 24 Martin Road,
Voorheesville, NY. 12186.
Meetings begin at 10 am
unless otherwise noted.

The William K Sanford
Town Library is located at
629 Albany Shaker Rd,
Loudonville,NY 12211.
Meetings begin at 10am
unless otherwise noted.

The daylily in the heading is
Best Uncle by M. Reed, 2019

January Meeting

To start off the new year, we will be meeting on Saturday, January 12th at 1:00 pm (please note the change in time) at the William K Sanford Library in Colonie. Debi Chowdhury went to the New York Botanical Garden to see the Holiday Train Show and has brought back a DVD of the show which we are pleased to be showing at the meeting.

New York City’s Favorite Holiday Tradition is Back! Model trains zip through a display of New York landmarks.

The enchanting setting of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory showcases more than 175 scaled iconic buildings and structures such as the Brooklyn Bridge, Yankee Stadium, Rockefeller Center and the Statue of Liberty under thousands of twinkling lights. Step into a miniature city where famed New York architecture is recreated using bark, leaves, and other natural materials.

This year’s exhibition showcases Lower Manhattan—the birthplace of New York City—featuring Ellis Island and iconic skyscrapers sharing the spotlight among old and new favorites. Making their debut this year are One World Trade Center and the historic Battery Maritime Building along with two vintage ferry boats.

The exhibit contains more model trains than ever before, with nearly a half-mile of track hosting over a dozen large-scale model railway locomotives. NYC bridges come together to create an aerial display of trains soaring overhead!

It should be very exciting to see the model trains as they chug through the conservatory. Join us on Saturday, January 12th – bring a friend and a dish to share. Also, don’t foget that they are still working on the main entrance to the Library so you need to enter around the back!