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412 Broadway
Albany, NY, 12207
United States

(518) 818-0105

A lifestyle and home goods gift shop in Albany, NY. 

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Modern Calligraphy Workshop
Jul
20
1:00 PM13:00

Modern Calligraphy Workshop

Join Holly of Holly Winnie Calligraphy + Lettering for a Modern Calligraphy workshop where you will learn the tools of the trade and practice proper technique. In addition to in-person instruction each guest will receive a supply kit to take home which includes: one oblique pen, two nibs, a bottle of ink, and writing guide containing unique alphabet and writing styles. Light refreshments will be provided, and all participants will receive 10% off store merchandise that afternoon.

Tickets are $75 per person and the class is limited to 13 participants. All participants will receive 10% off store merchandise that afternoon.

 Click here to register.

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PYOT: Screen Printing Workshop with Compas Life
Jun
13
6:00 PM18:00

PYOT: Screen Printing Workshop with Compas Life

Join the Compas team on June 13th for an evening of screen-printing! Compas founders Tim and John will be hosting this fun, interactive workshop. Enjoy light refreshments as you learn the basics of apparel screen printing.

In this workshop, you will learn the process of apparel screen printing and each participant will have the opportunity to print their very own event-exclusive Albany themed tee shirt!

This workshop is suitable for beginner through experienced printers. Screen-printing is a fun, hands on process. Come join the fun! Space is limited, so register today!

Workshop cost is $25 and includes your very own custom tee and light refreshments! All participants will also be offered 10% off Compas Life and Fort Orange General Store Merchandise with workshop purchase!

Click here to register!

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Capital Pride Festival 2019
Jun
9
12:00 PM12:00

Capital Pride Festival 2019

Capital Pride's annual Pride Parade and following festival take place on Sunday, June 9. The parade follows the annual path of State St., Lark St., and Madison Ave., and afterword head on over to Washington Park where the party has just begun! This year's headliner is R&B singer MYA, and the entertainment and local vendor lineup is full of names you won't want to miss.

Click here for more information!

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Modern Calligraphy Workshop
Jun
1
1:00 PM13:00

Modern Calligraphy Workshop

Join Holly of Holly Winnie Calligraphy + Lettering on Saturday, June 1st from 1 - 3 PM for a Modern Calligraphy workshop where you will learn the tools of the trade and practice proper technique.

In addition to in-person instruction each guest will receive a supply kit to take home which includes: one oblique pen, two nibs, a bottle of ink, and writing guide containing unique alphabet and writing styles.

Light refreshments will be provided, and all participants will receive 10% off store merchandise that afternoon.

This class is limited to 12 participants. Click here to register.

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Yesfolk Tonics Tasting & Meet the Maker
Apr
5
6:00 PM18:00

Yesfolk Tonics Tasting & Meet the Maker

Join us on Friday, April 5, 2019 from 6-8PM for a tasting and info session with the team behind Yesfolk Tonics! Yesfolk will be here with samples of their current products, and can’t wait to share their beverage process with you! Participants will receive 10% off in-store purchases during the event.

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Book Signing and Tutorial with Akum Norder, author of "The History of Here"
Mar
2
1:00 PM13:00

Book Signing and Tutorial with Akum Norder, author of "The History of Here"

Join us for a special reading by author Akum Norder of her latest bestseller “The History of Here: A House, the Pine Hills Neighborhood, and the City of Albany,” followed by a tutorial on how to research your own house’s history and a book signing by the author.

“The History of Here follows Albany, New York’s, Pine Hills neighborhood through more than one hundred years of change. At its heart is the story of Norder’s 1912 house and the people who built and lived in it. As Norder traced their histories, she came to see the development of her house, her street, and her neighborhood as a piece of Albany’s story. In the lives of its residents, their struggles and triumphs, she saw a reflection of twentieth-century America.

Drawing on interviews, city records, newspapers, out-of-print books, and other sources, Norder’s narrative makes a case for city neighborhoods: their value, their preservation, and the grassroots involvement that turns a jumble of houses into a community. Funny and thought-provoking, readable and relevant, The History of Here celebrates the sense of place that fuels the new urbanism.”

This event is free and open to all! Books will be available for purchase that day, and all attendees will receive 10% off their store purchase.

Click here for more information about the book

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Mind Your Business Workshop with Ilana Griffo
Feb
2
1:00 PM13:00

Mind Your Business Workshop with Ilana Griffo

Come hang with Ilana at the Mind Your Business workshop at The Fort Orange General Store in Albany, NY

What you get: 
Your very own copy of Mind Your Business!!!
FREE WATER! And chocolate - because FUEL
A fun time with cool new friends IRL!

We’ll do activities, share resources, and have time for Q&A so you can ask questions specific to your business. Think of this as a crash course to stepping up your game. 

In the workshop you'll learn about: 
Creating a modern day business plan
Scary Stuff, Finances, and knowing your value
Pitching & Outreach 
Impressing Clients & Being Professional 
Revenue Streams 
All for just $75 - consider how many hours you need to work, or how many products you need to sell to recoup those cost!

Workshop participants will also receive 10% off their Fort Orange purchase that afternoon!

Click here for more information and tickets!

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Screen Printing Workshop w/ Breakout Press Co.
Feb
1
6:00 PM18:00

Screen Printing Workshop w/ Breakout Press Co.

For February’s First Friday join Krissy and Price of Breakout Press Co to learn how to screen print!

In this hands-on workshop, you can drop-in any time between 6 PM - 8 PM and they will guide you through the screen printing process. You will be able to select your bag from a variety of handle colors and screen print their limited edition ALB/Nipper design on your very own tote bag. This workshop is suitable for beginner through experienced printers. 

Cost is $20 and includes light refreshments and 10% off Fort Orange General Store Merchandise with workshop purchase, and stick around to shop our new product line!

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Modern Calligraphy Workshop w/ Holly Winnie Calligraphy
Jan
26
1:00 PM13:00

Modern Calligraphy Workshop w/ Holly Winnie Calligraphy

Join Holly of Holly Winnie Calligraphy + Lettering for a Modern Calligraphy workshop where you will learn the tools of the trade and practice proper technique. In addition to in-person instruction each guest will receive a supply kit to take home which includes: one oblique pen, two nibs, a bottle of ink, and writing guide containing unique alphabet and writing styles. Light refreshments will be provided, and all participants will receive 10% off store merchandise that afternoon.

Tickets are $75 per person and the class is limited to 12 participants.

Click here for more information.

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Fort Orange Holiday Market
Dec
21
5:00 PM17:00

Fort Orange Holiday Market

The Fort Orange Holiday Market returns for a second season in downtown Albany! The market will kick-off on the same evening as Albany City Hall’s Tree Lighting & Open House on Friday, November 30, and continue the following three Fridays, December 7, 14, and 21 from 5 PM - 9 PM each night.

The market will feature up to 35 vendors (rotating each week) selling locally made and sourced goods, live entertainment, art exhibits, and food and drink in the Arcade Building at 488 Broadway. Attendees can also shop a wide variety of locally made and high quality items at the Fort Orange General Store at 412 Broadway each night.
Free parking will be available in the Riverfront Garage, courtesy of ParkAlbany!

This event is presented by the Fort Orange General Store and is sponsored by M&T Bank, AllOverAlbany.com, Park Albany, and the Arcade Building.

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Fort Orange Holiday Market
Dec
14
5:00 PM17:00

Fort Orange Holiday Market

The Fort Orange Holiday Market returns for a second season in downtown Albany! The market will kick-off on the same evening as Albany City Hall’s Tree Lighting & Open House on Friday, November 30, and continue the following three Fridays, December 7, 14, and 21 from 5 PM - 9 PM each night.

The market will feature up to 35 vendors (rotating each week) selling locally made and sourced goods, live entertainment, art exhibits, and food and drink in the Arcade Building at 488 Broadway. Attendees can also shop a wide variety of locally made and high quality items at the Fort Orange General Store at 412 Broadway each night.
Free parking will be available in the Riverfront Garage, courtesy of ParkAlbany!

This event is presented by the Fort Orange General Store and is sponsored by M&T Bank, AllOverAlbany.com, Park Albany, and the Arcade Building.

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Fort Orange Holiday Market
Dec
7
5:00 PM17:00

Fort Orange Holiday Market

The Fort Orange Holiday Market returns for a second season in downtown Albany! The market will kick-off on the same evening as Albany City Hall’s Tree Lighting & Open House on Friday, November 30, and continue the following three Fridays, December 7, 14, and 21 from 5 PM - 9 PM each night.

The market will feature up to 35 vendors (rotating each week) selling locally made and sourced goods, live entertainment, art exhibits, and food and drink in the Arcade Building at 488 Broadway. Attendees can also shop a wide variety of locally made and high quality items at the Fort Orange General Store at 412 Broadway each night.
Free parking will be available in the Riverfront Garage, courtesy of ParkAlbany!

This event is presented by the Fort Orange General Store and is sponsored by M&T Bank, AllOverAlbany.com, Park Albany, and the Arcade Building.

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Wreath Making Workshop w/ Olive & June Floral Co.
Dec
5
6:00 PM18:00

Wreath Making Workshop w/ Olive & June Floral Co.

Join Cassie of Olive & June Floral Co. for a fun, causal evening of wreath making! Choose from a selection of modern & classic wreath bases and an array of fresh & dried ingredients. All materials, instruction, fancy snackage & a festive cocktail are included!

Participants also will receive 10% off their store purchase that evening!

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Fort Orange Holiday Market
Nov
30
5:00 PM17:00

Fort Orange Holiday Market

The Fort Orange Holiday Market returns for a second season in downtown Albany! The market will kick-off on the same evening as Albany City Hall’s Tree Lighting & Open House on Friday, November 30, and continue the following three Fridays, December 7, 14, and 21 from 5 PM - 9 PM each night.

The market will feature up to 35 vendors (rotating each week) selling locally made and sourced goods, live entertainment, art exhibits, and food and drink in the Arcade Building at 488 Broadway. Attendees can also shop a wide variety of locally made and high quality items at the Fort Orange General Store at 412 Broadway each night.
Free parking will be available in the Riverfront Garage, courtesy of ParkAlbany!

This event is presented by the Fort Orange General Store and is sponsored by M&T Bank, AllOverAlbany.com, Park Albany, and the Arcade Building.

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Albany lantern parade: workshop at fort orange
Oct
26
5:30 PM17:30

Albany lantern parade: workshop at fort orange

Join us at Fort Orange General Store for a fun night of creating handmade lanterns in preparation for the 3rd Albany Lantern Parade.

Participation is free and open to all, and materials will be provided. Just bring your friends and creativity!

For more information about the Albany Lantern Parade 2018, visit our Facebook event page. We hope you'll join us with your lantern on November 4!

Click here to reserve your spot!

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mini botanical embroidery workshop
Oct
14
11:00 AM11:00

mini botanical embroidery workshop

In this 2-hour session Sarah will help you prep your hoop and fabric, transfer a design from paper to cloth, and introduce you to some of her favourite stitches, while encouraging you experiment with mark-making and non-traditional embroidery techniques. A selection of workshop-exclusive botanical designs will be provided for you to get started, but there are no rules here, just you + your creativity!

Included Materials:

-2 workshop-exclusive patterns

-3" wooden embroidery hoop

-5" x 5" piece of fabric

-Thread Snips

-Pencil

-Embroidery Thread generously provided by DMC

-2 hours of instruction.

All experience levels are welcome, but no experience in necessary! Space is limited and pre-registration is required.


Click here to register!

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mini botanical embroidery workshop
Oct
13
11:00 AM11:00

mini botanical embroidery workshop

In this 2-hour session Sarah will help you prep your hoop and fabric, transfer a design from paper to cloth, and introduce you to some of her favourite stitches, while encouraging you experiment with mark-making and non-traditional embroidery techniques. A selection of workshop-exclusive botanical designs will be provided for you to get started, but there are no rules here, just you + your creativity!

Included Materials:

-2 workshop-exclusive patterns

-3" wooden embroidery hoop

-5" x 5" piece of fabric

-Thread Snips

-Pencil

-Embroidery Thread generously provided by DMC

-2 hours of instruction.

All experience levels are welcome, but no experience in necessary! Space is limited and pre-registration is required.


Click here to register!

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Oct
6
1:00 PM13:00

Modern Calligraphy Workshop with Holly Winnie Calligraphy

Join Holly of Holly Winnie Calligraphy + Lettering for a Modern Calligraphy workshop where you will learn the tools of the trade and practice proper technique. In addition to in-person instruction each guest will receive a supply kit to take home which includes: one oblique pen, two nibs, a bottle of ink, and writing guide containing unique alphabet and writing styles. Light refreshments will be provided, and all participants will receive 10% off store merchandise that afternoon.

Tickets are $75 per person and the class is limited to 12 participants. All participants will receive 10% off store merchandise that afternoon.

Click here to register.

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Flower Crown Workshop with Olive & June Floral Co.
Aug
16
6:00 PM18:00

Flower Crown Workshop with Olive & June Floral Co.

We’ve heard your demands for another flower crown workshop, so here it is - gather your girlfriends for an evening of flowers, cocktails, and lots of laughs!

$50 includes all materials and instruction by Cassie of Olive & June Floral Co., as well as a cornucopia of charcuterie goodness and delicious cocktails!

Get your tickets now - this workshop is our most popular and sure to sell out fast! Only 15 spaces available.

Click here to register


Photos by Joe Vogel Photography.

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Modern Calligraphy Workshop
Aug
11
1:00 PM13:00

Modern Calligraphy Workshop

Join Holly of Holly Winnie Calligraphy + Lettering on Saturday, August 11 from 1 - 3 PM for a Modern Calligraphy workshop where you will learn the tools of the trade and practice proper technique.

In addition to in-person instruction each guest will receive a supply kit to take home which includes: one oblique pen, two nibs, a bottle of ink, and writing guide containing unique alphabet and writing styles.

Light refreshments will be provided, and all participants will receive 10% off store merchandise that afternoon.

This class is limited to 12 participants. Click here to register.

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Screen Printing Workshop with Breakout Press Co.
Jul
15
11:00 AM11:00

Screen Printing Workshop with Breakout Press Co.

Join Krissy and Price of Breakout Press Co to learn how to screen print!

In this hands-on workshop, you can drop-in any time between 11 AM - 1 PM and they will guide you through the screen printing process. You will be able to select your bag from a variety of handle colors and screen print their limited edition ALB/Nipper design on your very own tote bag. This workshop is suitable for beginner through experienced printers. 

Cost is $20 and includes light refreshments and 10% off Fort Orange General Store Merchandise with workshop purchase, and stick around to shop our new product line!

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Fort Orange 1st Anniversary!
Jul
14
11:00 AM11:00

Fort Orange 1st Anniversary!

Join us as we celebrate our first year anniversary in downtown Albany on Saturday, July 14 from 11 AM - 3 PM.

Enjoy tastings by Albany Distilling Company, Fort Orange Brewing, Saratoga Chocolate Company, Annmarie's Jamboree, and Hedonic Tonic. Listen to live music, get the first look at our new product line, and win prizes throughout the day as a thank you to our loyal customers.

Our friends at CDTA will also be doing demonstrations of our new CDPHP Cycle station throughout the afternoon!

It'll be a day of festive fun you won't want to miss!

This event is funded, in part, by at grant from the City of Albany Capital Resource Corporation and the Capitalize Albany Corporation's Amplify Albany Grant Program.

 

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Modern Calligraphy Workshop
Jun
9
1:00 PM13:00

Modern Calligraphy Workshop

Join Holly of Holly Winnie Calligraphy + Lettering on Saturday, June 9 from 1 - 3 PM for a Modern Calligraphy workshop where you will learn the tools of the trade and practice proper technique.

In addition to in-person instruction each guest will receive a supply kit to take home which includes: one oblique pen, two nibs, a bottle of ink, and writing guide containing unique alphabet and writing styles.

Light refreshments will be provided, and all participants will receive 10% off store merchandise that afternoon.

This class is limited to 10 participants. Click here to register.

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AllOverAlbany.com Speaker Series: Alexis Coe
May
24
6:30 PM18:30

AllOverAlbany.com Speaker Series: Alexis Coe

From AllOverAlbany.com:

UPDATE! AOA is bringing presidential historian Alexis Coe to the Fort Orange General Store, but on a new date -- Thursday, May 24. Here's how to register. Also...

It's now a free event
Wait, what? Yep. Thanks to additional sponsorship from CDPHP, tickets to the event are now free -- but you'll still need to register for tickets because space is limitedEarly birds that have already purchased tickets have been issued refunds and we'll hold your space. (If you can't make the new date, please let us know so someone else can have your spot.)

There's a party afterward
Following the event, the newly-opened Loch & Quay -- right next door to Fort Orange General Store -- will host an after-party for all of us. Your event ticket will get you a free beer or wine, appetizers, and good conversation with interesting people. (Again, because space is limited, you must pre-register. See the link above.)

And a tasting before
Broadway Plaza Liquors, just up the street from FOGS, will be hosting a pre-event wine tasting from 5-6:30 pm.

This will be a fun, interesting time
Alexis Coe has a new biography of George Washington -- You Never Forget Your First -- coming out next year from Viking (Penguin/Random House). She was recently part of a CNN series about the Kennedys, and she co-hosted the Audible series Presidents Are People, Too!

We'll be talking about all sorts of things related to presidential history -- the subject's been a bit dramatic lately, as you might have noticed -- along with New York State presidents specifically (Teddy! Chester!), as well as a few other topics like history photo accounts on Twitter, and what it's like working as a historian right now. There will also be Q&A with the crowd.

And to go along with the conversation: coffee from Stacks and donuts from Cider Belly.

So we'd love to see you there! This AOA-organized event is Thursday, May 24 starting at 6:30 pm Fort Orange General Store in downtown Albany (conversation starts at 7 pm). It's free -- but you must pre-register.

This event is made possible in part thanks to the sponsorship of CDPHPO'Connell and AronowitzBeahive AlbanyBroadway Plaza Liquors, the Hilton Albany, and the the Mop and Bucket Improv Theater.

More information may be found here.

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MW Neighborhoods Pop-Up
May
19
11:00 AM11:00

MW Neighborhoods Pop-Up

MW Neighborhoods is going to be taking over the Fort Orange General Store, stocking their full product line and bringing with them some great live music (Alex Muro of Sgt. Dunbar/NHOMB, Katie Hammon of Bear Grass, Onlyness, and Blue Ranger) and their friends at Rare Form Brewing Company (yes, they'll have BEER!). Stop in anytime - we'll be open until 4 PM!

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Spring Centerpiece Workshop
May
12
1:00 PM13:00

Spring Centerpiece Workshop

Join us for for a spring centerpiece workshop just in time for Mother’s Day! Learn to create a premium custom arrangement with Cassie of Olive and June Floral Co. We’ll use bright, springtime blooms to create the perfect arrangement for your mom - or you may decide to keep it for yourself! Feel free to buy an extra seat for your mother for an extra special experience.

$75 per person includes all materials for a premium arrangement and instructions, as well as mimosas!. Click here to register.

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70th Annual Albany Tulip Fest
May
11
to May 13

70th Annual Albany Tulip Fest

The Tulip Festival is Albany’s signature spring event. Featuring annual traditions rooted in the city’s rich Dutch heritage, nearly one hundred artisans selling their handmade crafts, a fine arts show, delicious food, the KidZone family fun destination, two stages of world-class live entertainment and more than 140,000 tulips in 150 different varieties, the Tulip Festival is a sparkling showcase of local culture and business. It all takes place in historic Washington Park, the 81-acre “crown jewel” of the City.

Click here for more information.

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The Half Moon Market
Apr
27
to Apr 29

The Half Moon Market

  • Washington Park Lake House (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Half Moon Market returns to the Lake House in Albany for our Spring event with 40+ local and regional handmade vendors, vintage pop-ups, a Friday night DJ, food trucks, craft beverages and more! 

WEEKEND MARKET SCHEDULE:

Friday Night Kickoff Party!
Friday, April 27th, 5-9PM

Featuring DJ Selector David Normal spinning 1960's funk + soul records

+ handmade vendors and pop-ups, beer and cider bar by Pint Sized and local food trucks

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Saturday & Sunday
April 28th & 29th, 11 AM - 6 PM both days

40+ handmade vendors and pop-ups, beer and cider bar by Pint Sized, coffee by 3Fish Coffee + food trucks, vintage pop-ups and more!

This event is FREE, family friendly & open to the public! More info atwww.thehalfmoonmarket.com.

Special thanks to the City of Albany - Mayor Kathy Sheehan

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Flower Crown Workshop
Apr
26
6:00 PM18:00

Flower Crown Workshop

We’ve heard your demands for another flower crown workshop, so here it is - gather your girlfriends for an evening of flowers, cocktails, and lots of laughs!

$50 includes all materials and instruction by Cassie of Olive & June Floral Co., as well as a cornucopia of charcuterie goodness and delicious springtime cocktails!

Get your tickets now - this workshop is our most popular and sure to sell out fast! Only 15 spaces available. Click here to register.

Photos by Joe Vogel Photography, joevogelphoto.com.

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Liquid Smudge & the Practice of Intentional Cleaning with Tidy Thyme
Apr
21
1:00 PM13:00

Liquid Smudge & the Practice of Intentional Cleaning with Tidy Thyme

Highlighting the use of essential oils such as Paolo Santo and Sage as powerful aids in this practice, each participant will blend their own custom 8 oz. Liquid Smudge Spray to incorporate into your Spring Cleaning Ritual.

We will briefly explore the philosophies, tools, and techniques of Intentional Cleaning, for creating positive, protected sanctuaries for emotional, physical and spiritual well-being.Photo courtesy of Tidy Thyme.

$25 per person. Click here to register.

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Downtown Workshop Series: Flower Crowns
Apr
5
6:00 PM18:00

Downtown Workshop Series: Flower Crowns

Flower crowns, cocktails, and snacks on Thursday, April 5th, hopefully outside on the patio!

Olive & June Floral Co. of Fort Orange General Store will be hosting a flower crown making workshop at The Olde English Pub. Get ready for summer festivals and backyard parties with a new skill you can take with you and share along the way!

Ticket price includes workshop fee, flower crown to make & take, cocktail of your choice & snacks. $45 plus tax. Click here to register.

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