Roundup: Upcoming events in Niskayuna, Nov. 1-Nov. 8

JCC Film Festival continues

NISKAYUNA — The Schenectady JCC will present the second installment of its film festival at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1.

Showings this week will include “The Lady in Number 6,” a film about a 109-year-old pianist and Holocaust survivor, and “Nyosha,” a short, animated film about a 10-year-old girl’s Holocaust experience. Lauren Savage, a licensed clinical social worker, will lead a discussion after the films.

The program costs $9 general admission, $5 for members and $3 for students. Coffee and dessert will be provided. The Schenectady JCC is located at 2565 Balltown Road. Call 377-8803 with questions.

Winter sports registration

NISKAYUNA — Registration for the town’s recreational winter basketball league ends Sunday, Nov. 2.

Girls in grades three to eight and boys in grades two to six are eligible for the programs. The girls program costs $65 and runs Saturdays from 12:30-2:30, Nov. 15, 22, Dec. 6, 13, 20, Jan 10, 17, 24, 31 and Feb. 7. Times and prices for the boys program vary based on age group. For details, visit the town’s website at or email Lori Peretti at

Niskayuna Rotary meeting

SCHENECTADY — Nathan Mandsager, director of Schenectady Works, will be the featured guest speaker at Niskayuna Rotary’s breakfast meeting Tuesday, Nov. 4.

His topic will be Schenectady Bridges, a program that supports individuals and institutions in the community as they become independent. He will share different ways that organizations, businesses, and volunteers can engage in this transformational movement. To learn more about the presentation, visit or

The Niskayuna Rotary meets 7:15 to 8:15 a.m. Tuesdays at the Blue Ribbon Restaurant, 1801 State St. The public is invited.

Life-sized Niska-Game

NISKAYUNA — Niskayuna middle schoolers will soon roll the giant dice when they play Niska-Game, a life-sized board game based on Monopoly.

The games will be played at Van Antwerp Middle School from 6-9 p.m. Nov. 7 and 8.

Each session will have two local dignitaries to serve as judges, while high school student volunteers will serve as coaches and announcers. Parent volunteers will play banker and real estate roles.

Niska-Game is sponsored by the Niskayuna Community Action Program and is the organization’s main fundraiser. Proceeds from Niska-Game are returned to the community through youth leadership opportunities, educational forums, student scholarships, participation in the President’s Volunteer Service Award, and Niska-Day.

For more information, visit the N-CAP website at or contact the N-CAP Office at 374-0744 or

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Rebecca Isenhart
Rebecca Isenhart is the reporter/writer for Your Niskayuna, presented by the Daily Gazette of Schenectady.