Current Events for ESL Students

Special events are a super way to practice your English and have fun, all at the same time! 

spring tulips

Spring is here

Apr 11, 2018

Spring Activities in the Region The snow is melting and the temperatures are creeping up. It’s time to see all the region has to offer this spring. Events 70th Annual Tulip Festival: Saturday, May 12 – Sunday, May 13 Activities Golf Miniature Golf Parks Patio Dining CRLC/ESE Event Stay tuned for information on our May

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April bowling event

April Monthly Event

Apr 1, 2018

Bowling! All students, staff, and their families are welcome to go bowling: Sunday, April 8th, 3:00-5:00 PM Spare Time Entertainment, Latham $10 per person (includes shoe rental) Please RSVP by April 4th.   Updated with photos on April 10th:

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March Potluck flyer

March Monthly Event

Mar 1, 2018

Goodbye Winter, Hello Spring International Potluck All CRLC and ESE staff and students, please join us for the March monthly event!Saturday, March 10th,  6-9 pmBring your favorite dish from your country to share and discover other international foods. • You’ll be immersed in a multinational event and meet other students and teachers.• We’ll “travel” around the world

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February Monthly Event

Jan 29, 2018

Happy Hour(s)! Join CRLC and ESE at Wolf Hollow Brewing in Glenvillenext Friday, February 2nd, starting at 6:30 PMfor craft beer, BBQ, and live music. Wolf Hollow Brewing6882 Amsterdam RdSchenectady, NY 12302

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January Monthly Event

Dec 5, 2017

Rollerskating at Guptill’s Arena Route 9, 1085 New Loudon Road, Latham Sunday, January 7, 2018 2:00-4:00 PM All students and staff are welcome! Please bring your family and friends Admission: $9 Skate rental: $5 Please RSVP by January 3rd to or 518-729-5407.

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Albany at Christmas

Holiday Events

Nov 28, 2017

Christmas is almost here! There’s a chill in the air and the smell of peppermint and holly. Whether you’ve lived your entire life in Upstate New York or you’re new to the area, there are lots of things to do. Local Events Saratoga Springs Victorian Streetwalk 2017 When: Thursday, Nov 30, 2017 – 6:00 PM

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Troy Stroll

December Monthly Event

Nov 25, 2017

The Troy Victorian Stroll Sunday, December 3rd, 2017 in Troy, NY, 11 AM – 5 PM. Meet CRLC and ESE students and staff at 1:00 PM in front of the statue at Monument Square  (Broadway & 2nd Street). Families and friends are welcome! Please RSVP to or call us at 518-729-5407 so that we

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Thanksgiving turkey

A Time to Give Thanks

Nov 15, 2017

We’re thankful for… Family Friends Health and happiness Hot beverages on cold days Our collegiate partners: CIA, FMCC, SUNY Plattsburgh, and SUNY SCCC Local Thanksgiving Events Turkey Trot races throughout our area Albany   Saratoga Troy …and if you feel like a trip to the Big Apple: Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade! Our next monthly event Troy

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Around the World Thanksgiving Potluck 2017

Oct 24, 2017

Our 5th Annual Around the World Thanksgiving Potluck Feast was another success! About 30 students and staff gathered on Saturday, November 4th, 2017, at 6:00-9:00 PM in Colonie, and ate dishes from American, Colombian, German, Korean, Spanish, and Middle Eastern cuisines, among others. Save the date for next year’s event: Saturday, November 3rd, 2018!

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30-Day Challenge!

Mar 1, 2017

ESE Students: The 30-Day Challenge is happening now! Add your name to the chart on the office door! Each day, for all of March, commit to practicing English for at least 30 consecutive minutes per day. Keep track of the days that you complete a language immersion task, and the next time you are at

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