Congratulations to Blues Sanctuary and the Tom Healy Band, the two winners of this year's Downtown Albany Blues Music Competition, held Friday, May 3, 2013 from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM!
The 2013 Tulip Queen Finalists were announced yesterday, and we got the typical bios on each one, but we thought you might like a little more insight into the minds of these 5 young women...
Photo by Rosalie Phan
You may commonly hear only about their community service and accomplishments, which are always extremely impressive and admirable, but these young women are real people, like you and me! To spotlight this, we asked them a few questions that are more on the "fun" side so you could get to know them even better... (and if you already know one of them, maybe you'll find out something new about her!)
The Recovery Sports Grill, a locally owned and operated sports themed restaurant chain, has opened their 12th location at 2080 Western Avenue in Hamilton Square in Guilderland.
As if delicious burgers and ice-cold draft beers weren't reason enough to visit, Recovery Sports Grill Guilderland will be featuring over 30 high-definition TVs and three 125-inch projection screens, offering a multitude of sports on each daily.
Each of the tables at Recovery Sports Grill are equipped with its own tabletop speaker, allowing fans to tune in to their favorite teams. There is even a small lounge area and arcade to occupy the kiddos while you wait for your food, making this bar and grill sure to be a touchdown with athletic fans and their families.
Andrea Bocelli in Concert; By now, you'd have to be living under a rock to not know that the "biggest-selling" artist in the history of classical music is coming to The Times Union Center in Albany, NY on June 13th.
What you may not know is that our local Language Learning Institute has a block of awesome tickets that they secured in advance. What's even better? The Language Learning Institute is offering a class unlike any other worldwide, sanctioned by Andrea Bocelli himself, to teach individuals the meaning of the words in his beautiful music (This blind world-record holder speaks 5 languages).
What is extra awesome is that the cost of this pre-concert seminar comes with your admission to the big show -- and in total costs about what you'd be paying for your ticket, if purchased on its own anyway. The Language Learning Institute is offering several seminar dates, that you can choose to fit into your busy schedule -- and they even have different priced seating available. Learn more about this event, or contact Nancy for details about this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity at 518-346-7096.
Almost two years ago, Coccadotts Cake Shop, a now nationally-famous local bakery in Colonie NY, just north of Albany NY, raged war against three other teams on the Food Network's 'Cupcake Wars!' Unfortunately, the local cupcakery was eliminated after the first round, but are back in Hollywood for "sweet revenge" this Sunday, April 28th, 2013!
Zachary's Pastry Shoppe held their official ribbon cutting for their Downtown Albany location this week and residents and visitors are in for a real treat!
Zachary's Pastry Shoppe now has two locations, one in East Greenbush and a satellite location in Downtown Albany on 54 State Street.
"The community in East Greenbush has been so supportive of [Zachary's Pastry Shoppe]. We spent a long time trying to figure out how to get people to come to us and we finally decided we needed to go to them. They really have developed downtown Albany and it's a really nice area with all the new housing and great businesses," said Nancy Mosher, one of the 4 owners of this family-run business.
The Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA) has announced that ridership on BusPlus has grown to more than 1.5 million boardings in its second year of operation, a feat that is exciting for a program so new.
When you hear the word "tattoo," do you immediately think of long-bearded bikers, gung-ho marines, parolees, or screaming heavy metal rockers? If so, the Iroquois Museum in Howes Cave, NY, has a surprise of an exhibit for you...Indian Ink: Iroquois and the Art of Tattoos Exhibit!
Troy Night Out has launched the new Troy Night Out mobile app! For smartphone users, this puts all of the excitement, specials and insider information about Troy Night Out at your fingertips! The app is available FREE through the App Store and Google Play.
Troy Night Out takes place on the last Friday of each month and it is a showcase of the wide variety of businesses in downtown Troy, New York. There are ever-changing events, activities and delicious food and drink.
With the Troy Night app it is easy to find out what happening this month, see participating businesses, and get directions. Enjoy Troy with Troy Night out and the new app, available here for iPhone or Android.
For more events and happenings in Troy, New York, check out our guide!