In this week's "Capital Region Scrapbook," a school production of "Sleeping Beauty" was among the activities in May of 1966 in the Capital Region.
Junior members of the Schenectady Museum entertained at the museum’s party for juniors on May 6, 1966. From left are dinosaur fan Charles Hardin; Dorothy Sumner, dolls; Pamela Snook, doll clothing and artificial flowers; and tap dancer Kathryn Janas.
Long before Cinco de Mayo became popular in the U.S., kids at Schenectady’s Paige Elementary School celebrated Mexican culture with a festival. Ready for the party in May 1966 are, from left, Beverly Travalee, Susan Carbonelli, Nancy Howenstein, Earl Evans, Joey Hamilton and Bobby Almeida (in front).
Barbara Gibney, executive assistant to the president for Schenectady YMCA’s model U.N., hands delegate identifications to, from left, William Dugan, James Hesler, Laurie Buchanan and Sherry Stevens. The guys are from Mont Pleasant High School, the girls, from Niskayuna.
Dancers from the Polish Welfare Council’s youth department dress for steps in May 1966. In the front row, from left, are Marcia Pardus, Karen Minkiewicz, Rosanne Klimowicz and Anna Stuczko. In back are Susan Morgan, Maria Rudnicki, Susan Nieckarz and Marie Janiszewski. The dancers performed at the First Reformed Church.
Fourth-graders at Immaculate Conception School in Schenectady show off their “International Living” exhibit in May 1966. From left, are Carmela Mone, Wilson Sell, Georgia Dagostino, Lynette DeVoe and Barbara Hesler. Inspecting the work are Msgr. James O’Neill, pastor of Immaculate Conception, and fourth- grade teacher Sister Mary Barbara.
Teresa Phelps, as Prince Charming, gives Therese Sugalski’s Sleeping Beauty a kiss during a rehearsal of Brownie Troop 286’s presentation of “Sleeping Beauty.” The play was held at Pashley Elementary School in Glenville on May 9, 1966.