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Celebrating Robert Burns

Celebrating Robert Burns

January 25, 2020 marks the 261th anniversary of the birth of Robert Burns (1759-1796), the famous Scottish poet who is celebrated with a monument in Albany’s Washington Park. You might not know a lot about Burns, but if you sang or heard “Auld Lang Syne” on New Year’s...

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Veterans Day is Monday, November 11

Veterans Day is Monday, November 11

If you’re in Washington Park on Veterans Day, take time to stop by one or both of the two monuments to Albany’s military veterans in the Park. Erected in 1991, the Henry Johnson Monument (near the Madison Avenue/Willett Street entrance) honors the Albany native who...

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Winter Gardening Seminars with Judy Stacey

Winter Gardening Seminars with Judy Stacey

Judy Stacey, Albany City Gardener for 18 years, has volunteered to bring her expertise to the local community throughout the winter in a monthly series of inter-active seminars that will benefit both new and experienced gardeners. Judy is an Albany County Master...

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Coats for Kids

Coats for Kids

The Washington Park Conservancy has supported the 2019 Cash for Coats campaign, a  community-based initiative designed to collect funds to purchase new winter clothing items for Albany school children in need. "We hope all of Albany's children can enjoy Washington...

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4th Annual Lantern Parade

4th Annual Lantern Parade

Join us for this simple celebration of light and community on Sunday, November 3, as we gather at sunset to walk with handmade lanterns in our historic park. This event is free, accessible, and all are welcome. Leading up to the parade, organizations and venues across...

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Call for Board Nominations

Call for Board Nominations

The Washington Park Conservancy is inviting nominations and suggestions for individuals who would bring their skills, expertise and personal interest in Washington Park to our thriving, active and committed board of directors. The Conservancy’s core mission is to...

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