The Original Wailers, of Bob Marley renown, performed in Alive at Five at the Boat Launch August 1st. The same night was also New Kids On The Block's concert, and we couldn't help but go to both! Two giants played in one night, right here in Albany NY!
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The Ballston Spa Film Fest is coming up, so mark your summer calendar for August 1st and 2nd! Don't miss seeing great short films produced by local talent and others around the world, showing right at your doorstep! Both World and USA premiers of domestic and foreign short films total 41 films in all this summer at the 2013 Ballston Spa Film Fest!
The Albany Riverfront Park now has a new name! A portion of The Corning Preserve formerly known as Riverfront Park was renamed Jennings Landing last week in honor of Albany Mayor Jerry Jennings.
Last year colossal clogs, this year haunted hangings. The Downtown Albany Business Improvement District (BID) has announced that the 2013 Sculpture in the Streets exhibit will be titled: All Signs Point to Downtown.
History buffs and the public alike are thrilled that the 2013 Sculpture in the Streets artists will be commissioned to restore old retail signs, also referred to as ghost signs, on the sides of Downtown Albany's historic buildings. Painting will take place between mid-April to mid-June before going on display whereupon the public will be able to participate in a free walking tour of the exhibit.
The signs created for Sculpture in the Streets play a key role in retelling the story of downtown Albany as the commercial hub for the Capital Region prior to the creation of suburban malls. It's a reminder that New York's capital was once a bustling metropolis.
You may have recognized something was missing in downtown Albany, NY recently. The painted clog sculptures from the Downtown Albany Business Improvement District's (BID) Sculpture in the Streets - Stand in the Sole of Albany Public Art Exhibition & Walking Tour have been moved indoors for winter. The giant painted clogs will stay inside until March or as weather allows.
Does your child love to dance? Do they have an abundance of energy? If so, then they might be perfect for the Ajkun Ballet Theatre's performance of Don Quixote!
Looking to put on your dancin' shoes this weekend? Look no further than "Dancin in the Street" with eba Theater's Flash Mob as part of Art on Lark this Saturday, June 9!
SCULPTURE IN THE STREETS BRINGS DUTCH CLOG ARTWORK DOWNTOWN
Since 2006, Downtown Albany Sculpture in the Streets has been bringing beautiful, local art to Downtown Albany. This year the program will bring 6 large-scale clogs at seven feet long and 4 smaller pairs of Dutch clogs at three feet long to outdoor, public locations throughout downtown Albany's business and entertainment corridors.
Proposed changes to the city of Albany's zoning laws could bring an annual fee of $300 - $900 to coffee shops, restaurants, bars, and other venues that host live, amplified entertainment. This includes everything from live music and open-mic nights, to comedy shows and trivia games.
Opponents of the bill have started an online petition, which currently has more than 1,600 signatures. The bill's opponents include musicians, performers, and business owners, who all agree that this will be a big step in the wrong direction for the local live entertainment scene.