Events


  •  9/16/2021 06:30 PM

Learn how to lift your credit score alongside banking experts! Free coffee and pastries included! Registration Required!

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  •  9/16/2021 03:00 PM - 9/30/2021 05:00 PM
  •   49 Johnston Ave

Join the Connect Center on September 16, 23, and 30 to learn the basics of video game design and begin creating your own work! Register now!

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  •  8/23/2021 12:00 PM - 8/27/2021 03:00 PM
  •   49 Johnston Ave

The Connect Center’s STEAM Club is a free program held in our STEAM Lab where youth community members are encouraged to explore and use our music studio, build LEGOs, do art projects, play board games, and relax with classic video games. The week will end with an incredible youth STEAM project!

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  •  8/23/2021 12:00 PM - 8/27/2021 03:00 PM
  •   49 Johnston Ave

In this week-long experience, youth participants will have a chance to participate in a test-kitchen experience, curated by our very own Executive Director and professional Chef, Ben Williams!

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  •  8/16/2021 12:00 PM - 8/20/2021 03:00 PM
  •   49 Johnston Ave

The Connect Center’s 3D printing camp is a free week long program where youth community members are invited to learn how to use Tinker CAD, design their own creations, and 3D print the things they create!

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  •  8/9/2021 12:00 PM - 8/13/2021 03:00 PM
  •   49 Johnston Ave

This week-long workshop utilizes the artistic process to guide students to consider the challenges and successes of their community and how they can personally contribute to change. Students will: become personally invested in community issues; learn how to express their voices through art; activate positive change; walk away with a better understanding of the value of beauty, the artistic process, and the role of artists in society.

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  •  8/2/2021 12:30 PM - 8/6/2021 03:00 PM
  •   49 Johnston Ave

In this program through Albany Can Code, rising 6-9th graders will learn basic python and apply it towards the design and creation of games. Students will learn to both create simple games as well as learn how to modify existing games. Through the reading and development of some games, students will get familiar with programming principles and python language specifics.

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  •  7/26/2021 12:00 PM - 7/30/2021 03:00 PM
  •   49 Johnston Ave

Youth participants will learn to refine their baking skills alongside a professional: Melisa Heeder, baker and co-owner of Café con Mel! Participants will come home each day with exciting baked goods they made that day! The week will end with a celebratory dinner with our community!

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  •  7/26/2021 12:00 PM - 7/30/2021 03:00 PM
  •   49 Johnston Ave

The Connect Center’s STEAM Club is a free program held in our STEAM Lab where youth community members are encouraged to explore and use our music studio, build LEGOs, do art projects, play board games, and relax with classic video games. The week will end with an incredible youth STEAM project!

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  •  7/19/2021 12:00 PM - 7/23/2021 03:00 PM
  •   49 Johnston Avenue, Cohoes, NY, USA

Most people are afraid of opening up computers, but we encourage it in FLOSS Desktops. You will take apart old computers, make repairs and have them running like new! Once up and running, you will learn the basics of open source software that is available to all. On the last day, everyone will be able to take their computers and give them a new home!

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  •  7/12/2021 12:00 PM - 7/16/2021 03:00 PM
  •   49 Johnston Ave

During this 5 day program, youth attendees will learn how to produce music both right from their phones and on formal Digital Audio Workstations! Participants will record their own music and mix their own beats! They will also learn how to use the Connect Center's music studio so that they can use it freely!

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  •  7/6/2021 12:00 PM - 7/9/2021 03:00 PM
  •   49 Johnston Ave

The Connect Center’s STEAM Club is a free program held in our STEAM Lab where youth community members are encouraged to explore and use our music studio, build LEGOs, do art projects, play board games, and relax with classic video games. The week will end with an incredible youth STEAM project!

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  •  6/28/2021 06:00 PM - 7/2/2021 07:00 PM
  •   49 Johnston Avenue, Cohoes, NY, USA

Feeling musical? The Connect Center is excited to offer the kickoff program to its Summer of STEAM with a Ukulele Beginners Camp! Learn chords and then songs in a small group where you can record music and learn a great new hobby! This camp is open to all interested youth ages 10+!

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  •  6/28/2021 12:00 PM - 7/2/2021 03:00 PM
  •   49 Johnston Ave

The Connect Center’s STEAM Club is a free program held in our STEAM Lab where youth community members are encouraged to explore and use our music studio, build LEGOs, do art projects, play board games, and relax with classic video games. The week will end with an incredible youth STEAM project!

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  •  6/17/2021 06:30 PM
  •   49 Johnston Avenue, Cohoes, NY, USA

In conjunction with M&T Bank, the Connect Center presents CAFE: Mortgage 101 Pre-Approval. CAFE, or Career and Financial Education, is a program series designed to help our community better understand their financial future. In this three part session on mortgages, community members will meet with a mortgage officer in a group setting to understand how to go from renting to owning. Free pastries and coffee from Café con Mel included! REGISTER NOW!

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  •  6/14/2021 06:00 PM
  •   49 Johnston Avenue, Cohoes, NY, USA

Attend this event to learn about the Connect Center's completely free summer long programming series for youth in middle and high school! Click here to register!

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  •  5/20/2021 06:30 PM
  •   49 Johnston Avenue, Cohoes, NY, USA

In conjunction with M&T Bank, the Connect Center presents CAFE: Mortgage 101 Why Buy? CAFE, or Career and Financial Education, is a program series designed to help our community better understand their financial future. In this three part session on mortgages, community members will meet with a mortgage officer in a group setting to understand how to go from renting to owning. Free pastries and coffee from Café con Mel included!

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  •  5/14/2021 04:00 PM
  •   601 Troy Schenectady Road, Latham, NY, USA

Attend our fundraiser at Panera Bread in Latham on Friday 5/14 from 4-8! Support us by showing this flyer or ordering via the app or online with the code PRFUND

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  •  5/4/2021 06:00 PM
  •   49 Johnston Avenue, Cohoes, NY, USA

Inviting all interested community members to check out and tour our music studio and recording space, current music programs, and influence which music programs we develop next! Free open DJ workshop and music lessons available at the event! Space is limited! Registration Required!

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  •  4/24/2021 11:00 AM - 4/25/2021 03:00 PM
  •   49 Johnston Avenue, Cohoes, NY, USA

A collaborative event with the Albany Center Gallery! 9 local students ages 15-18 are invited to work with local artists to create murals! Registration required for attendance!

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  •  4/17/2021 05:00 PM - 4/17/2021 08:00 PM
  •   Blaze pizza, Stuyvesant Plaza

Come support the Connect Center at Blaze Pizza on Saturday April 17th from 5-8pm! You can support our organization by showing our our flyer on your phone before paying! If you order online or on the Blaze Pizza app, you can use the promo code: 1116A

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  •  4/15/2021 06:30 PM
  •   49 Johnston Avenue, Cohoes, NY, USA

A free financial wellness workshop for our community members new to budgeting! Donuts and coffee will be provided! Space is limited! Register now!

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  •  3/24/2021 06:00 PM
  •   49 Johnston Avenue, Cohoes, NY, USA

The Connect Center is thrilled to announce its new FIRST Lego League team! Come learn about this opportunity to learn about coding, engineering, and creation! Ages 10-14 are welcome to attend! Register Now!

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  •  3/13/2021 09:00 AM - 3/13/2021 12:00 PM

Come volunteer to help us work on phase two of our Connect S.T.E.A.M. lab!

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  •  3/9/2021 06:00 PM
  •   49 Johnston Avenue, Cohoes, NY, USA

Teens are invited to register for this event to learn how to DJ, create custom beats, and record your own music or podcasts with BPM lessons! Space is limited, register now!

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  •  3/6/2021 12:30 PM
  •   Corner of N. Mohawk and Mohawk St

Bring a donation of pre-packaged snacks or canned goods to the parking lot on the corner of N. Mohawk and Mohawk St All donations will benefit the Connect Center Backpack Program: a program designed to meet the needs of food-insecure children on weekends.

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  •  2/27/2021 09:00 AM - 2/27/2021 12:00 PM
  •   49 Johnston Avenue, Cohoes, NY, USA

Come volunteer to help us begin phase two of our Connect S.T.E.A.M. lab! Pizza included!

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  •  2/23/2021 06:00 PM
  •   49 Johnston Avenue, Cohoes, NY, USA

Wing Chun Kung Fu socially distanced classes. Come attend a two-hour "crash course" in self defense. Voluntary donation optional for attendance.

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  •  2/17/2021 12:00 PM
  •   49 Johnston Avenue, Cohoes, NY, USA

We are pleased to host Chairman of the Housing Authority and school board member Mark Pascale, Grace in Action Program Leader Bill Minchin, and members of the media to commemorate the opening of this section of the Connect Center's S.T.E.A.M. lab.

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  •  2/13/2021 05:00 PM - 2/13/2021 09:00 PM
  •   2 Wade Rd, Latham, NY, USA

Support the Connect Center by eating at the Latham Chipotle on Saturday 2/13 from 5-9! We will receive 33% of all food sales. Tell the cashier you are there for the fundraiser or order online or via the chipotle app for PICKUP ONLY with promo code GBFF8XX.

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Program Calendar


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Programs


Connect After School

Our Drop-In After School Program!

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Music Mentor Sessions

Teens will learn how to DJ, create custom beats, and record thier own music or podcasts!

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FIRST LEGO League

FLL is a team for ages 10-14 to learn programming, engineering principles, teamwork, and creative problem solving... all with LEGOS!

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C.A.F.E.

CAFE (Career and Financial Education): A financial wellness workshop series aimed at helping community members become financially confident in a friendly atmosphere.

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Summer of STEAM

A summer long free program series! Stay tuned on which programs are upcoming by checking out the events tab at the top of the page!

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Connect Community Garden

A garden club being taught by community members helps our youth learn about and grow their own food!

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Youth Art Program

An ACGxCC program series designed to empower young artists to learn alongside professionals to create incredible works.

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Community Closet

An open use closet for community members to get supplies they need for personal hygiene, school, and more!

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BackPack Program

Working alongside the regional foodbank to provide nutritious meals to qualifying community members in Cohoes

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Connect Food Pantry

A free pantry for the community open Tuesdays and Thursdays!

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Connect Kitchen

A full commercial kitchen to be used for both programming and to rent out to interested community members!

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