Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara to Announce Funding for Transformative Casino Building Project in Central Park

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara will join Mayor Gary McCarthy, community leaders and organizations for a momentous announcement regarding the revitalization of the Central Park Casino building. This transformative project will serve as a beacon of education and environmental stewardship in the heart of Schenectady.

WHEN: Tuesday, September 26, 2023, at 11:00 a.m.

WHERE: Casino Building in Central Park, Schenectady, NY

WHO: Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara, Mayor Gary McCarthy, Tom Carey, Upper Union Street Neighborhood Association, Walter Simpkins, Community Fathers, John McKeeby, Schoharie River Center

WHAT: The long-vacant Central Park "Casino" building is set to undergo a remarkable transformation into an Environmental Education Center, which will stand as a cornerstone for youth education programs. This center will serve as a community resource, offering local youth and residents the opportunity to delve into topics such as water quality, renewable energy, and pressing environmental concerns.

What makes this project truly exceptional is its commitment to sustainability. The Environmental Education Center will be designed as a carbon-neutral facility, generating all the energy it requires to operate. This forward-thinking approach underscores Schenectady's dedication to environmental justice and its prominent role as a Climate-Smart Community.

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara is proud to play a pivotal role in securing the $500,000 funding needed to propel this visionary endeavor forward. By investing in the Central Park Casino building, we are investing in the future of our community, providing invaluable resources for education and environmental awareness.

Join us on September 26th at the Central Park Casino building as we embark on this exciting journey toward a greener, more educated, and environmentally conscious Schenectady.