THE WOMAN'S CLUB OF ALBANY
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.

Porch Reconstruction Begins



Following a groundbreaking ceremony on April 7, 2021, PCC Contracting of Schenectady began the long awaited and much anticipated reconstruction of the front porch of our historic home. 

This first of two projects includes demolition, new foundation, repairs to the stone front steps and adjacent walls and rebuilding the porch floor. The second project includes completion of the building of the masonry walls and construction of an accessibility ramp. 

The projects are funded by grants from the Dormitory of the State of New York and from the Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, along with WCA match money. COVID has resulted in increased costs, and we welcome any further financial support for the project’s completion and other needed work on our beautiful historic home.

The house will remain open as a rental venue and for club activities during the construction.




 New Year New You

These events are sponsored by our Programs Committee.





Bird Walk at Five Rivers

Tuesday, May 18, at 4:00 p.m.

    "Wherever there are birds, there is hope." ~ Mehmet Murat Ildan.

    Join the WCA on your choice of two guided bird walks at Five Rivers Environmental Education Center, 56 Game Farm Rd. in Delmar. Our first tour is on May 4th at 9 am. The second walk is on Tuesday the 18th at 4:00 pm.

    Five Rivers has 10 miles of beautiful walking trails, wetlands and abundant wildlife! Bring your binoculars, wear comfortable clothing and learn about our melodious feathered friends.

    Space is limited so please sign up early! These events are free.

    Register here for May 18th.

    Healthy Eating for Women

    Thursday, May 6, at 7:00 p.m.

    Via Zoom

    If your waistline has expanded during the COVID quarantine, you’ll be excited to hear from Patricia Wukitsch, Registered Dietician from Hannaford grocery of Delmar who will provide tips on getting healthy through better nutrition and improved eating habits.

    Patricia will discuss how age and physical activity factor into health. Bring your questions and invite your friends. This event is free and open to the public.

    Sign up here! 

    REGISTRATION CLOSES ON MAY 5th! 

    Let the "Come-Back" Continue!



    Come back to Member Monday on May 24

     Join us on Monday, May 24, at 6 p.m. As we continue to keep COVID safety measures in place, this will be a BYO-everything event. It was wonderful to see so many people at April's Member Monday!  

    After club announcements, we'll have a presentation from FOCUS Churches of Albany. A FOCUS volunteer will discuss their mission of providing meals and much-needed fresh vegetables from local gardens to local families and individuals.

    Let's Help Girls Inc.

    We're continuing our collection of items for Girls Inc. for summer camp activities.  The following arts and crafts supplies are needed: glue guns and sticks, crayons, markers, card stock, googly eyes, feathers, colored pencils, popsicle sticks and plastic lacing.

    Please bring donations to Member Monday on May 24.


    Happy Hour and Washington Park Tulip Walk


    Friday, May 7th enjoy a Happy Hour at the Club at 5:30 pm and then take a walk across the street to Washington Park to look at the tulips.  This will take the place of a May 2sDay in the Parlor. 

    BYO- everything....your cocktail, beverage or snacks for Happy Hour. 


    Fulfilling Our Mission of Community Service





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

    WCA members donated healthy snacks to Girls Inc. for their summer camp program.

    Both the WCA and the community benefit from our annual garage sale, staffed by our member-volunteers. 


    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 with Covid restrictions in place. Prospective renters should contact the Club at albanywca@gmail.com with any questions.

    All members/visitors are required to wear face masks. There is a limited supply of masks available at the house, should a member/visitor forget to bring one.  Hand sanitizer is available. The Club is routinely cleaned. 


    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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    The Woman's Club Was Featured in the Albany Times Union

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    725 Madison Avenue • Albany • New York • 12208

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