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Weekend filled with food and fun

Weekend filled with food and fun

There’s so much going on in Schenectady this weekend that no one could do it all.

There’s so much going on in Schenectady this weekend that no one could do it all.

Tonight, St. Anthony’s Church kicked off its annual Festa, a three-day celebration of Italian food and festivities.

A block away, the Celtic Faire will kick off Saturday on Jay Street with nine hours of Irish bands.

Go uptown Saturday, and you can celebrate the end of slavery with the annual Juneteenth in Central Park. Or you can picnic at the Rose Garden, where Rubbin Butts will be barbecuing to raise money for the upkeep of the nationally recognized garden.

If strawberries are more your style, you’ll find them on upper Union Street, fresh, baked, frosted and creamed during the annual Strawberry Festival.

Or you could cross the river, head into Scotia and search for deals at the village-wide garage sale, which runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Hot work? Head to Collins Lake — the beach in Collins Park will open at noon Saturday, as well.

At the end of the day, those who still have energy can hit the Katie O’Byrne’s block party, which was rescheduled after rain last Saturday.

On Sunday, the fun continues with the 13th annual Cruisin’ On the Avenue in Scotia, an antique car show. There will be more than 200 cars this year.

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