Concert Series
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37 SOUTH MAIN ST.
A New Home for Old Songs!


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For some years we have envisioned the establishment of a permanent site for Old Songs programs. We rejoice that our vision has now come to fruition with the purchase in 2003 of the property at 37 South Main St. in the village of Voorheesville. At last, a place to call our own! 37 South Main St. provides us with space for concerts, dances, classes, office and storage. We are now able to operate out of one location, thus eliminating the hassle of hauling equipment to multiple sites. We are also excited about the possibility of expanding our programming in a space of our own.
New Handicap Ramp!

Handicap Ramp

In January 2012, with the help of many of our contributors, we have been able to install a much improved handicap ramp at 37 South Main.

Levels of Giving

  • $25 - $49 Donor
  • $50 - $99 Supporter
  • $100 - $249 Patron
  • $250 - $499 Sustainer
  • $500 - $1,000 Benefactor
  • $____ - surprise us!
Donate by Mail or Phone
Use our printable Contribution Form call us at (518) 765-2815 to charge a contribution with Visa or MasterCard.
Rent our Facility
37 South Main Street is available to rent for
     • group meetings
     • concerts
     • workshops and more!           Full details HERE
a little history...
We are proud owners of a building that dates back to 1887 and has been in constant use since then. In mid-January of 1887 the foundation was laid. The dedication was on October 13, 1887 and was conducted by DeWitt Rockefeller. The church cost the congregation $3,475! It served as the Voorheesville Presbyterian Church until February, 1949.

In the month of January 1887 grain merchants in and around the Voorheesville area shipped 3,000 bushels of wheat and rye, and apple growers shipped 30,000 bushels of apples by rail. Voorheesville began to develop as a business community when the Albany and Susquehanna Railroad built a passenger station in 1889. In 1900 a new freight building was ready for operation. Within four years Voorheesville became an incorporated village with its own post office.

By 1972, 37 South Main Street was owned by the Voorheesville Central School District, who, in 1975, established it as the district’s library, under which capacity it served until 1990. It has been in private hands since 1990. Old Songs now returns it to public use as a Community Art Center.

 

Directions 
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To 37 South Main St., Voorheesville
[for Directions to the Old Songs Festival, CLICK HERE ]

From Capital District locations:

From Route 20/Western Ave. take Route 155 south toward Voorheesville 3.2 miles; turn right at the 3rd stoplight on Route 306/Voorheesville Ave. Follow into village (about 1/2 mile); turn right on S. Main St. (look for Stewarts Shop at that corner). 37 S. Main is across from Stewarts. For evening events, parking is available behind Voorheesville Carpet Co. and Phillips Hardware, down the street on your right.

From Route 85/New Scotland Ave. follow southwest from Albany/Slingerlands to Route 85-A. Follow 85-A into Voorheesville 2.2 miles. Take right on Voorheesville Ave., and first left onto S. Main St. (look for Stewarts Shop at that corner). 37 S. Main is across from Stewarts. For evening events, parking is available behind Voorheesville Carpet Co. and Phillips Hardware, down the street on your right.

From Route 156/Altamont-Voorheesville Rd. follow Route 156 to Route 85-A in Voorheesville; left on 85-A. Go 0.2 miles and turn left on Voorheesville Ave., and then take first left onto S. Main St. (look for Stewarts Shop at that corner). 37 S. Main is across from Stewarts. For evening events, parking is available behind Voorheesville Carpet Co. and Phillips Hardware, down the street on your right.

Krumkill Rd. and Johnston Rd. (near Crossgates Mall) offer other possible approaches. Either will lead to Normans Kill Rd. which becomes Voorheesville Ave. See map.

From farther afield:

From WEST or SOUTH via NYS Thruway
to NY Thruway Exit 24
, Albany:

After the toll booth, follow signs to Rt. 20/WESTERN AVE.
(It’s the first exit, immediately after the toll booth).
Turn RIGHT (west) on Rt. 20/WESTERN AVE.
Follow Rt. 20 2.4 miles to Rt. 155.
Turn LEFT on Rt. 155 towards Voorheesville. Go 3.2 miles to 3rd stoplight.
Turn RIGHT on Rt. 306/VOORHEESVILLE AVE. Go .07 miles
turn RIGHT on S. Main St. (look for Stewarts Shop at that corner).
37 S. Main is across from Stewarts. For evening events, parking is available behind Voorheesville Carpet Co. and Phillips Hardware, down the street on your right.

From the EAST on I-90:
I-90 to Exit B-1.
Follow this non-Thruway section of I-90 to the Fuller Rd./State University Exit.
Turn LEFT on Fuller Rd. and continue to the next traffic light (Washington Ave.).
Turn RIGHT (west) on Washington and go 2.9 miles until it ends at Rt 155.
Turn LEFT on Rt. 155. Go 4.6 miles.
Turn RIGHT at light onto Rt. 306/VOORHEESVILLE AVE. Go .07 miles
turn RIGHT on S. Main St. (look for Stewarts Shop at that corner).
37 S. Main is across from Stewarts. For evening events, parking is available behind Voorheesville Carpet Co. and Phillips Hardware, down the street on your right.

From NORTH via Rt. 87/Adirondack Northway
Take I-87 south to Albany. DO NOT take Exit One for I-90/I-87 New York Thruway.
Stay in the LEFT LANE and continue to Rt. 20/WESTERN AVE.
Turn RIGHT (west) on Rt. 20/WESTERN AVE.
Follow Rt. 20 2.4 miles to Rt. 155.
Turn LEFT on Rt. 155 towards Voorheesville. Go 3.2 miles to 3rd stoplight.
Turn RIGHT on Rt. 306/VOORHEESVILLE AVE. Go .07 miles
turn RIGHT on S. Main St. (look for Stewarts Shop at that corner).
37 S. Main is across from Stewarts. For evening events, parking is available behind Voorheesville Carpet Co. and Phillips Hardware, down the street on your right.

 

   
 


Old Songs, Inc.

PO Box 466 • Voorheesville, NY 12186-0466
(518) 765-2815 • Fax: (518) 655-0061 • Email:

www.oldsongs.org