Bringing Wales to the Capital Land of New York!
Croeso i'n gwefan! Welcome to our website!
We're your regional Welsh Society covering North Eastern New York. We began life as a Welsh Chorale in 1928 in Schenectady and incorporated as the St. David's Society of Schenectady in 1929. In 1942, there were enough members to open an Albany branch. Early in the 21st century we rebranded ourselves as the St. David's Welsh Society of the Capital District.
We offer programs of Welsh cultural interest in our region including an annual Cymanfa Ganu and Te Bach (traditional Welsh hymn sing and afternoon tea), Pub Night to celebrate Owain Glyndŵr (national hero and leader of the Welsh Revolution of 1401), Welsh language classes and a St. David's Day Dinner. We've also done workshops and movie nights, and our members have travelled together to attend and support other regional and national Welsh events.
Santes Dwynwen Pub Night: January 29, 4:00pm Albany Pump Station, 19 Quackenbush Square, Albany, NY
St. David's Day Dinner: March 5, 2:30-5:30pm at the Centre Street Pub, 308 Union Street, Schenectady, NY. Guest speaker: Susan Sit on doing genealogy on your Welsh ancestors. Reservations are required.
Welsh Language Lessons: Available based on student interest. Please contact for more information.
Siop Siarad: Welsh language conversation and tutorial - weekly on Saturdays @ 11am - Panera on Wolf Road, Colonie, NY Contact for details
Please visit our Cafepress Store! You can renew your membership by purchasing special member incentivized merchandise!
In the past year, we have enjoyed our annual dinner with special guest performer Jodee James, our annual Gymanfa, our annual pub night at Peint o Gwrw, and our weekly Siop Siarad Welsh language practice!
Sadly, this was our last event at Peint o Gwrw. Former owner and member Tom Hope has gone out of the booze biz and into the ice cream biz. See above! :)
Dues are $15 per adult per society year, which runs from March 1st through February 29th. Youth memberships 17 and under are free. All paid members receive membership cards by mail when the next newsletter is sent out. (This is done to consolidate mailings and conserve resources.)
***A three-year advance renewal discount is available. Renew for 3 years at $40 and save yourself from dues increases!***
Dues are used to operate the programs that are sponsored by the society, as well as for newsletter/flyer duplication and postage. Memberships can be renewed in person at the annual St. David's Society dinner each March, and new cards can be picked up at that time.
To renew by mail, send your name, address, phone and e-mail address with a check payable to "St. David's Society" to:
344 Normanskill Drive
Duanesburg, NY 12056
Payment via PayPal is also available. Please contact Robert Jones as above for more information.
Alternatively, renew on-line and save yourself 20% and get a great gift as well!
Log onto: http://www.cafeshops.com/
Other Regional and National Welsh organizations:
The Poultney Area St. David's Society (Vermont / New York border)
Welsh Society of Western New England (Connecticut and Western Mass.)
St. David's Society of Utica (Central New York)
Cwrs Cymraeg by Cymdeithas Madog (Week-long Welsh language intensive course - in Albany, NY for 2017)
The North American Festival of Wales (in Rochester, NY for 2017)
Welsh Heritage Week (Week-long Welsh language, music and dance course)