United in Service to Our Community Since 1910

The Woman's Club of Albany is one of the oldest not-for-profit community organizations in the Capital Region. We donate to local organizations serving the needs of women and children, volunteer for a wide range of projects, and offer opportunities for new social, professional and community connections.

We're Proud of our New Porch!

House remains open for rentals and activities

The first phase of the south porch restoration project is nearing completion. Formally known as Project 1 (funded with a Dormitory Authority of NYS grant and WCA matching funds), the work includes removal and replacement of failing foundations, rebuilding the front stairs and south porch wall and installation of the new porch deck.

While this first project reaches completion, we're preparing to go out to bid on Project 2, with the hope of its completion this year. 

Project 2 (funded through a state Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation grant and WCA matching funds) will complete the exterior porch walls to be constructed around the new concrete accessibility ramp and prepare for all railings and lighting. Because the cost of materials has skyrocketed since the project was conceived, some final work may be limited in scope until additional funds are raised. 

The house remains open for rentals and club activities. 

 New Year New You

Sponsored by our Programs Committee

Hike the Beautiful Lisha Kill Preserve

July 31 -- 10 a.m.

You'll see a beautiful old-growth forest with pines and Eastern hemlocks well over 200 years old and lovely streams. This is a medium level trail.

Meet at the Preserve, 2518  Rosendale Road, Niskayuna, 12309.

Bring your friends!

Please register here.

It's the Porch PAL-ooza! 

Bring a pal to the Porch on Aug. 3 and they could win a membership to the club! 

Do you have a friend you've always wanted to invite to the Club?  . . . A friend who's always asking what it's about? . . . a sister, daughter or neighbor who would love to see what's going on inside that big building?

Bring them to 2sDay on the Porch on Aug 3. They'll be invited to tour the club, get to know other members, and find out what we're all about -- all informally, while enjoying our beautiful porch, having a nip and a nosh, and listening to GEO and Josh entertain us.   Each invited guest will have their name put in a drawing and the winner will receive a one-year complimentary membership!

The fun starts at 6:30 p.m.  Please bring a nip or a nosh to share! 

We're Collecting Back to School Supplies! 

Please join us in collecting school supplies to be donated to the school supply drive at FOCUS Churches of Albany.  Needed supplies include: backpacks, pencils, erasers, pens, crayons, markers, highlighters, folders, binders, notebooks (wide and college ruled), composition books, pencil bags and boxes, scissors, glue sticks, rulers, and dry erase markers. 

Please bring your donations to the Porch on Aug. 3.  

Fulfilling Our Mission of Community Service

WCA donated more than 150 bras to the Greater Capital Region YWCA BRAVA program.

WCA members donated craft supplies to Girls Inc. for their summer camp program.

Our Community Service Committee served ice cream (generously donated by Stewarts) to moms and children at St. Paul's Center in Rensselaer.

Hardworking WCA volunteers joined the Washington Park Conservancy for a Spring clean up.

Coronavirus Update

The Woman's Club of Albany remains open for meetings and rentals. We adhere to current New York State and CDC Covid-19 guidelines and ask that unvaccinated individuals wear a mask while inside the house. Prospective renters should contact the Club at with any questions.

Rent Our Historic House

WCA Wins State Grant for Repair Work

Capping four years of diligent and very hard work by a band of dedicated members, the Woman’s Club of Albany has received a $148,500 state grant to help pay for long-awaited exterior repairs to our home.

The grant was awarded through the state’s Regional Economic Development Councils.

This is the third grant the WCA has received in recent months to help realize our goal of repairing the main entrance & front porch, stabilizing the side entrance, resolving water infiltration & installing a ramp to make the building handicap accessible. As we celebrate 100 years of home ownership, it is gratifying to know we can fulfill our mission as stewards of this beautiful house.


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725 Madison Avenue • Albany • New York • 12208

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