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Main Town Events Calendar

  1. Letters to Santa 11/28 - 12/9

    November 28, 2016 - December 9, 2016

    Bethlehem’s annual “Letters to Santa” program will begin on Monday, November 28. Boxes will be picked up at locations throughout town on December 9. Letters received on or before December 9 will be answered before Christmas. Parents, grandparents and relatives who have young children in the family are encouraged to write letters and place them in the “Santa Boxes.” Please make sure you include the child´s name and address.

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  2. Town Offices Closed for Christmas Day (observed)

    December 26, 2016, All Day

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  3. First Night Bethlehem

    December 31, 2016, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

    A family friendly, fun event, First Night will be held on New Year’s Eve, Saturday, December 31 kicking off at 6:30 p.m. with fireworks at the Four Corners followed by entertainment and activities from 7-10 p.m. at nearby locations.

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Public Meetings

  1. Planning Board Meeting 12/6

    December 6, 2016, 6:00 PM @ Town Hall Auditorium

    Planning Board meetings are broadcast live on the web. The video, agenda and minutes are also available online.

    The Planning Board generally meets on the first and third Tuesdays of the month.

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  2. Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting 12/7

    December 7, 2016, 7:00 PM @ Town Hall Auditorium

    Zoning Board of Appeals meetings are broadcast live on the web. The video, agenda and minutes are also available online.

    The Zoning Board of Appeals generally meets on the first and third Wednesdays of the month.

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  3. Delmar Fire District Election 12/13 - duly registered residents of the Fire District shall be eligible to vote

    December 13, 2016, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Delmar Fire Station 1

    Annual Election of the Delmar Fire District will take place on Tuesday, December 13, 2016, between 6:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. at the firehouse for the purpose of electing one Fire Commissioner for a 5-year term. All duly registered residents of the Delmar Fire District shall be eligible to vote. All individuals who wish to be candidates must file a petition with the Fire District Secretary at 145 Adams Street, Delmar, New York, with 25 signatures of resident electors of the district by 4:00 p.m. November 23rd, 2016.

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  4. Elsmere Fire District Election 12/13 - duly registered residents of the Fire District shall be eligible to vote

    December 13, 2016, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Elsmere Firehouse

    Monthly meeting of the Board of Commissioners of the Elsmere Fire District.

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  5. Slingerlands Fire District Election 12/13 - duly registered residents of the Fire District shall be eligible to vote

    December 13, 2016, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Slingerlands Firehouse

    Annual Election of the Slingerlands Fire District will take place on Tuesday, December 13, 2016, between 6:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. at the firehouse for the purpose of electing one Commissioner for a 5-year term. All duly registered residents of the Slingerlands Fire District shall be eligible to vote. All individuals who wish to be candidates must file a petition with the Fire District Secretary at 628 Kenwood Avenue, Delmar, New York, with 25 signatures of resident electors of the district by November 25th, 2016.

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  6. Bicycle and Pedestrian Committee Meeting

    December 13, 2016, 6:30 PM @ Town Hall Meeting Room 101A

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  7. Elsmere Fire District Board of Commissioners Meeting 12/13

    December 13, 2016, 7:00 PM @ Elsmere Firehouse

    Monthly meeting of the Board of Commissioners of the Elsmere Fire District.

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  8. Town Board Meeting 12/14

    December 14, 2016, 6:00 PM @ Town Hall Auditorium

    Town Board meetings are broadcast live on the web. The video, agenda and minutes are also available online.

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  9. Delmar Fire District Board of Commissioners Meeting 12/14

    December 14, 2016, 7:00 PM @ Delmar Fire Station 1

    The Delmar Fire District monthly Board of Commissioners meetings are generally held on Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. at Delmar Fire Station, 145 Adams Street, Delmar.

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  10. Development Planning Committee Meeting, 12/15

    December 15, 2016, 10:00 AM @ Bethlehem Town Hall

    The Development Planning Committee (DPC) consists of representatives of the various town departments that are involved in facilitating or servicing development projects in town. The DPC functions under the direction of the Department of Economic Development and Planning (DEDP). The DPC holds regularly scheduled monthly meetings during which prospective developers can present development concepts and receive feedback from the town on a host of development related issues. The DPC facilitates early communication between the town and developers during the project concept phase with regard to a variety of issues.

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  11. Bethlehem IDA Meeting 12/16

    December 16, 2016, 8:00 AM @ Town Hall Auditorium

    The Bethlehem Industrial Development Agency (IDA) meetings are broadcast live on the web. The video, agenda and minutes are also available online.

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  12. Selkirk Fire District Board of Commissioners Meeting 12/19

    December 19, 2016, 7:00 PM @ Selkirk Fire Department #1 Firehouse

    Monthly meeting of the Board of Commissioners of the Fire District.

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  13. Planning Board Meeting 12/20

    December 20, 2016, 6:00 PM @ Town Hall Auditorium

    Planning Board meetings are broadcast live on the web. The video, agenda and minutes are also available online.

    The Planning Board generally meets on the first and third Tuesdays of the month.

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  14. Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting 12/21

    December 21, 2016, 7:00 PM @ Town Hall Auditorium

    Zoning Board of Appeals meetings are broadcast live on the web. The video, agenda and minutes are also available online.

    The Zoning Board of Appeals generally meets on the first and third Wednesdays of the month.

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  15. Selkirk Fire District 2016 Closeout Meeting 12/26

    December 26, 2016, 7:00 PM @ Selkirk Fire Department #1 Firehouse

    Monthly meeting of the Board of Commissioners of the Fire District.

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  16. Elsmere Fire District 2016 Budget Closeout Meeting 12/27

    December 27, 2016, 6:30 PM @ Elsmere Firehouse

    Monthly meeting of the Board of Commissioners of the Elsmere Fire District.

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Senior Services

  1. Medicare Open Enrollment, now through December 7

    October 30, 2016 - December 7, 2016

    Senior Services Outreach Workers will be available to schedule health insurance counseling appointments during open enrollment. Call 439-4955 x1176 for reservations.

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  2. Senior Event - Capital Holiday Lights in Washington Park and dinner out 12/6

    December 6, 2016, All Day

    Join us for supper at Ted’s Fish Fry and a holiday trip to Washington Park to view the winter wonderland of Capital Lights! We’ll take a stroll through the fully decorated Lakehouse filled with craft vendors. The suggested van donation will benefit the Albany Police Athletic League.

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  3. Learn about Medicare Parts A, B, D, EPIC and various insurance supplements 12/7, 12:30 pm - 3 pm

    December 7, 2016, 12:30 PM - 3:00 PM @ Town Hall

    Come learn about the basics of Medicare and EPIC, (New York State’s Senior Prescription Plan) presented throughout the year. What does Medicare cover? Do you need additional insurance? What is Medicare Part D?

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  4. Bethlehem Senior Citizens, Inc. meet at Town Hall Auditorium on Thursdays from 11-4 for games and socializing

    December 8, 2016, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Town Hall Auditorium

    Bring your own bag lunch and join a group for a chat, pinochle, bingo, or Mah Jongg (lessons provided)

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  5. Caregiver's Support Group for those caring for loved ones with chronic or terminal illness, 2nd Wednesday of the month

    December 14, 2016, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM @ Town Hall

    Providing care for a loved one who has a chronic and/or terminal illness is one of the hardest jobs any one can do. The long hours, the physical and emotional toll it takes on Caregivers is enormous and often overlooked.

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  6. Senior Event - Uncle Sam's All American Chocolate Factory and lunch out 12/15

    December 15, 2016, All Day

    A twist to our traditional candy and lunch out program. Join us as we explore Uncle Sam’s Candy and branch out to a new lunch destination.

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  7. Bethlehem Senior Citizens, Inc. meet at Town Hall Auditorium on Thursdays from 11-4 for games and socializing

    December 15, 2016, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Town Hall Auditorium

    Bring your own bag lunch and join a group for a chat, pinochle, bingo, or Mah Jongg (lessons provided)

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  8. Senior Event - Mendelssohn Club Concert "Christmases Old and New" 12/16

    December 16, 2016, 7:30 PM

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  9. Senior Event - Albany Area Senior Orchestra performance 12/20

    December 20, 2016, 2:00 PM @ First Lutheran Church

    Free Concert, refreshments served following the concert

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  10. Seniors - Breakfast at Tool's Restaurant on the third Wednesday of each month

    December 21, 2016, 10:00 AM @ Tool's Restaurant

    On the third Wednesday of each month, at 10:00 a.m., feel free to join a group of seniors to socialize and share a meal. This is an informal get together.

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  11. Bethlehem Senior Citizens, Inc. meet at Town Hall Auditorium on Thursdays from 11-4 for games and socializing

    December 22, 2016, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Town Hall Auditorium

    Bring your own bag lunch and join a group for a chat, pinochle, bingo, or Mah Jongg (lessons provided)

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  12. No Senior Services Transportation - Christmas Break 12/24 - 1/3

    December 24, 2016 - January 3, 2017

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  13. Community Christmas Day Dinner - meal and/or transportation reservations for residents 60+

    December 25, 2016, All Day @ First United Methodist Church

    Community Christmas Day Dinner
    Turkey and ham dinner

    First United Methodist Church, 428 Kenwood Avenue, Delmar

    Sunday, December 25th

    Time: 1:30 p.m. (hospitality), 2:00 p.m. (dinner served)

    Open to all residents of the Town of Bethlehem

    Cost: None, Goodwill offering accepted

    The annual Community Christmas Day Dinner is sponsored by the First United Methodist Church, the Town of Bethlehem Senior Services, many area churches, organizations and individuals.

    Home delivered meals are also available, call to have your meal brought to you on Christmas Day.

    Transportation for Town of Bethlehem residents, aged 60 and over, will be provided by Bethlehem Senior Transportation Services. For information, meal and/or transportation reservations, call 439-4955, extension 1176.

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  14. Dementia/Alzheimers Caregiver's Support Group, fourth Wednesday of the month

    December 28, 2016, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM @ Town Hall

    Are you caring for a loved one who has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or another dementia? We recognize the need for a place for caregivers to share their struggles and successes with others who understand. You are not alone! This is a caregiver's support group waiting for you. Please join us on the fourth Wednesday of each month at Bethlehem Town Hall. Please call 439-4955, extension 1176 for more details. The group is co-sponsored by Bethlehem Senior Services and the Alzheimer's Association.

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  15. Bethlehem Senior Citizens, Inc. meet at Town Hall Auditorium on Thursdays from 11-4 for games and socializing

    December 29, 2016, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Town Hall Auditorium

    Bring your own bag lunch and join a group for a chat, pinochle, bingo, or Mah Jongg (lessons provided)

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