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Don’t forget to include your family’s cemetery monument on your spring cleaning list!
Apr. 17, 2017 - 12am May. 31, 2017 - 12am

Cemetery monuments are exposed to pollutants and often are breeding grounds for lichen, mold and moss. Black stains and biological growth on monuments obscure inscriptions and make an otherwise beautifully carved stone unsightly. Albany Diocesan Cemeteries offers free advice on how to safely remove stains and growths from all types of stone. We also offer an in-house cleaning service using only the finest cleaning agents and best techniques to restore your monument and greatly improve its appearance. For advice on how to clean your monument or to obtain a quote for a cleaning by our trained staff, please call historian Kelly Grimaldi at 518-463-0134 or email KellyAnn.Grimaldi@rcda.org Read More

Sketch Club - Keeping a Nature Journal, Historic St. Agnes Cemetery
Apr. 27, 2017 - 10am Sep. 28, 2017 - 12:30pm

April 27, May 25, June 29, July 27, August 31, Sept. 28 10:30am - 12:30pm At every moment, wherever you are, you can use a simple sketchbook as a place to record one's observations of the natural world around you. It might include sketches or drawings, written descriptions or notes, photographs, poems, natural objects such as leaves or flowers, or scientific data such as lists or wildlife tallies. Join Carol Coogan as she lends instruction, support, advice and inspiration to your own nature journal practice. Bring a favorite drawing/writing implement and a sketchbook if you have one, or a sketchbook will be available for purchase: a slim paperback "starter" book for $5, or a 5.5" X 8" hardcovers for $10. Information will be provided on a variety of ways that people use nature sketchbooks and anyone can use this class the way they want to use it. Classes will be geared to the interests and level of each participant. Class will meet at Historic St. Agnes Cemetery’s Visitor Center, Menands. Comfort facilities available on site. Fee: $60 for series To register for Sketch Club call Kelly Grimaldi at 463-0134 ext. 110 or email KellyAnn.Grimaldi@rcda.org. Carol Coogan is an artist, illustrator, designer, writer, instructor, and trained SoulCollage® facilitator. She uses sketchbooks and visual journals regularly as part of the process of development of ideas and designs for her professional work, and also for her own personal creative expression and enjoyment. Carol created the “Backyard Naturalist,” a newspaper feature she wrote and illustrated for the Times Union for 10 years. She also the weekly op-ed artist for the Altamont Enterprise on a weekly basis, and illustrates and designs stationery for Crane & Co. on a freelance basis. www.carolcoogandesign.com Read More

Art Classes- Spring 2017 at Historic St. Agnes Cemetery
Apr. 28, 2017 - 10am Jun. 23, 2017 - 12pm

Where Time Stands Still: Celebrating Life through Art in a Victorian Era Cemetery with artist & art instructor, Noreen Powell We have some fun classes planned for Spring. Join us for relaxing, professionally guided painting classes at: The Living Room Art Gallery Located in Historic St. Agnes Cemetery’s Visitors Center, 48 Cemetery Avenue, Menands, New York, 12204 Classes include paints (acrylic & oil), brushes, various sized canvas, and delicious baked goods from the famed Schuyler Bakery, gourmet coffees and teas and wonderful, positive energy. Prices are $25 for an 11 x 14 inch canvas or $20 for an 8 x 10 inch canvas unless noted otherwise. April 28, 10am-Noon– Red Barn in the Distance May 12, 10am-Noon– Monet’s Wooden Bridge May 13, 10am-1pm– Painting in the Style of Edgar Degas (Oil and Acrylics $45) May 26, 10am-Noon – Daybreak on the Hudson June 9, 10am-Noon – Renoir’s Rose with Baby’s Breath June 23, 10am-Noon – Snuggle Doves on a Branch Seating is limited so register early. To register call Kelly Grimaldi at (518) 463-0134 or email KellyAnn.Grimaldi@rcda.org As with all our classes, no experience is necessary. Come, learn, paint, relax!! Read More

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2017 Memorial Masses

9:00 am in the Community Mausoleum Chapels

St. Agnes Cemetery- Menands, NY
Sat. March 18th     Sat. September 9th
Sat. June 24th       Sat. December 9th

St. Mary’s Cemetery- Troy, NY
Sat. April 8th        Sat. September 16th
Sat. June 17th       Sat. December 2nd

Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery- Niskayuna, NY
Sat. March 11th        Sat. September 16th
Sat. June 3rd       Sat. December 2nd

Annual Diocesan Memorial Day Mass
Our Lady of Angels Cemetery- Colonie, NY
10 am on Monday, May 29th


Art Classes & Gallery Events 

The Living Room Art Gallery was established in 2013 for the purpose of supporting talented local artists. A new exhibit is featured every 60 days. 

The Living Room Art Gallery is a peaceful place where the creative spirit is encouraged to blossom.

A variety of art classes, workshops and lectures are offered year round...  

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