A blacksmith at the 2018 Old Fashioned Sunday at the Pruyn House. Jim Franco / Spotlight News
The Friends of Pruyn House will celebrate its 36th anniversary this year with the annual “Old Fashioned Sunday” at the Pruyn House, on Sunday Sept. 8 from noon to 4 p.m.
The free event at the 5.5-acre historic site will be held rain or shine.
The historic house, built between 1825 and 1830, will be open for touring and the day will feature music throughout the afternoon featuring three different bands from the Town of Colonie.
A number of attractions are planned including Old Tyme craft demonstrations such as a one-room schoolhouse costumed re-enactment, sheep-shearer and blacksmith.
The Buhrmaster Barn will be filled with vendors and the day gives visitors a chance to check out the gardens and other outbuildings such as the Tool Museum and Carriage House.
For children, there will be pony rides, face painting, a storyteller, a magician, an art show, wand-making and live animals.
There will be homemade baked goods as well as vendors selling hamburgers, hot dogs, grilled cheese, veggie-burgers, soda, ice cream and popcorn. George’s Market, flowers by Fort Orange Garden Club, dried floral arrangements by Blue Creek Garden Club and a caricaturist will also be on hand.
Old Fashioned Sunday is hosted by the Friends of Pruyn House. The mission of the Friends of Pruyn House, a not-for-profit community organization in partnership with the Town of Colonie, serving as the educational, historical and cultural center of the town, is to restore, conserve and preserve the Pruyn House Complex, located at 207 Old Niskayuna Road.