This Post is for the Birds!


Birdhouses are Ready to be Decorated for 2023 Program

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BALLSTON SPA – There are over 1,000 birdhouses decorated to adorn the streets of Ballston Spa. Along with a TREMENDOUS sculptural display in Wiswall Park and newly-created street banners, the overall display is a celebration of community spirit.

To request a free birdhouse to decorate, go to and fill out a request form. The
birdhouses are picked up in a safe, no-contact procedure and needs to be returned by April 1st
to be hung in time for spring.

The Birdhouse program is the centerpiece of the yearly arts initiative for the Village of Ballston
Spa and is a favorite of the children, families, seniors, special needs/intellectually-diverse
community living in and around the village. Participants come from all over Saratoga County
and the Capital Region to engage in this free community art project.

“The birdhouse program is truly an amazing and unique experience,” said Mayor Frank Rossi,
Jr. “It’s the essence of what our Village stands for; we’re a Village of Friends working together
to make this a great place to live.” Mayor Rossi hopes everyone will participate and come to
the Village to see the wonderful outdoor exhibition of incredibly painted and decorated

Doug Ford, Vice President of Curtis Lumber remarked, “Curtis Lumber is proud to donate the
wood for the Ballston Spa Birdhouse Program, as it’s an incredible chance for the community
to come together and support everyone who lives and works in Ballston Spa.” Curtis Lumber
has donated the wood for the Birdhouse Program since its inception, and Mayor Rossi
emphasized that the Village of Ballston Spa thanks Curtis Lumber for its continued community

This year, the Birdhouse Program has partnered with Curtis Lumber and the
Workforce Development Coalition to support trades in the schools to show students that the
trades are a viable career opportunity once they finish their education. Ballston Spa Middle
School, Burnt Hills / Ballston Lake Middle School, and Schuylerville Middle School all
participated in building the over 1,000 birdhouses, giving the students a unique opportunity in
learning production and woodworking skills, while giving back to the community.

The program is organized by the non-profit, Arts and Science Creating Community, Inc. (ASK)
The Ballston Spa Birdhouse Program is funded by generous donations and grants by: Curtis
Lumber, the Alfred Z. Solomon Charitable Trust, Saratoga County, the Town of Milton, and the
Village of Ballston Spa.

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