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April's Calendar is Filling Up for Gloversville

April is lining up to be a busy month for Gloversville, not just in the Downtown Core but throughout the city, with events of interest for all.

These events are in addition to the weekly movies at the Glove Theatre at 42 N. Main St., the Thursday nights Open Mic Night at AGORA Market place at 50 N. Main St., the weekly activities and classes at the Gloversville Public Library at 58 E. Fulton St., and all the other ongoing activities!

Parkside Hot Dogs will open for the season on Wednesday, April 12, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. It is located directly behind 44 Bloomingdale Avenue, across from Park Terrace School.

Gloversville Public Library will host an Erie Canal Comic Book Creation session on Wednesday, April 12, from 2 to 3 p.m., at 58 E. Fulton St. For those ages 10 to 16, participants will explore the Erie Canal from conception to creation through comics and then create their own canal-themed comic strip.

The Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum at 66 Kingsboro Avenue has a model of the RMS Titanic currently on display. It will be 111 years since the ship sank in the early morning hours of April 15, 1912, in the North Atlantic Ocean, four days into her maiden voyage from Southampton to New York City. The museum also has replicas and documents of note such as the S.O.S. from Captain Arthur Henry Rostron and sheet music that the band played while the ship sank. The museum is open Wednesdays through Sundays, including April 15, from noon to 4 p.m.

Flame will perform at The Glove Theatre on Saturday, April 15, at 7 p.m., to celebrate their 20th anniversary.

Dorn Space at 99 N. Main Street will host Writer’s Club Open Mic on Monday, April 17, at 7p.m. where poetry, prose, original music, comedy and more will be performed.

A press conference will be held on Monday, April 17, at 11 a.m. at Trail Station Park highlighting Earth Day Clean-Ups in the City, sponsored by the Keep Mohawk Valley Beautiful initiative, Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce, Joyce Royal Realty, Center for Regional Growth (CRG) and the City of Gloversville. The Chamber, the City and CRG are hosting teams on Saturday, April 22nd, to clean up and pick up litter. They welcome participants into their groups, or people can create their own teams for Earth Day and can sign up through Fulton Montgomery Chamber (518-725-0641), The City of Gloversville (518-773-4500), CRG (518-725-7700 x4), The City of Amsterdam Tourism, Marketing, and Recreation (518-841-4307) or KMVB (315-866-4671).

Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a grand opening ceremony and ribbon cutting for Infinity Nails, a new business at 19 N. Main St., on Friday, April 21, 2023 at 12:15 PM.

The Shoeleather Express will be hosting a birthday square dance for Toni Cilberti’s 98th birthday on Saturday, April 22, from noon to 4:30 p.m. at the ED Center, 31 Spring St., Gloversville. Those interested in learning how to square dance are welcome to attend. Call (518) 225-1405.

The Dorn Space will host Niki Kaos in concert on Saturday, April 22, at 7 p.m. at 99 N. Main St.

The Glove Theatre will be hosting a 90’s Dance Party on Saturday, April 22, at 7 p.m. at 42 N. Main St.

The Gloversville Downtown Development Specialist (GDDS) Office at Fulton County Center for Regional Growth (CRG) will be participating in the National Historic Marker Day by cleaning Downtown Gloversville historic markers on Friday, April 28th, at 1 p.m. Volunteers are welcome to participate, and the group will start with the marker located at Trail Station Park on West Fulton Street. For more information, or to sign up, call (518) 725-7700 ext. 4 or email at

The Glove Theatre and Jurassik Jamz Present Sing for Life: A Singing Competition Fundraiser (PG) on Friday, April 28, at 4 p.m., to benefit the Rob Constantine Foundation and Hickstrong, supporting mental health awareness and suicide prevention.

The Gloversville Recreation Commission will be hosting its annual Youth Fishing Derby on Saturday, April 29, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Wohlfarth’s Pond. The event is open to children of Gloversville ages 15 and under and they are to bring their own poles and earth worms. This is a hook and worm, catch and release competition. No mealworms or corn. Trophies will be awarded for the most fish caught, largest fish caught in each age group, first fish caught, and smallest fish caught. Each child who catches a fish will receive an award ribbon in recognition of their accomplishment.


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