Construction of the highly anticipated Albany Skyway project begins soon, but that’s not the only piece of fun news from the region. Get details on a new Mexican restaurant in East Greenbush, a new brewery in Guilderland Center, and some upcoming events you don’t want to miss.
Albany Skyway Project to Become a Reality
The City of Albany is planning to complete the $13 million Albany Skyway project by the end of this year, reports the Albany Business Review. The project will focus on converting a highway ramp into an elevated pedestrian and bike path between Broadway and Corning Riverfront Park in downtown Albany.
The half-mile skyway will be wheelchair-accessible and the second way people can safely cross the highway to get to Corning Riverfront Park. Work on the project begins this month.
Salsa Latina Opens Second Restaurant in East Greenbush
Salsa Latina in Albany has recently opened a new location in East Greenbush where you can enjoy their wide selection of authentic Mexican and Latin American dishes. The restaurant is located at 10 Troy Road, so stop by and order some delicious food and drinks.
New Brewery Prepares for Grand Opening in April
A new brewery in Guilderland Center called Mixed Breed Brewing will officially open their doors during a Grand Opening celebration on Saturday, April 17. According to their website, the brewery was, “Created for individuals who enjoy brewing, drinking, and celebrating the diversity of beer, life, and the friendships it creates.”
The Times Union reports that the taproom will feature 10 to 12 house brews on draft, and you can look forward to seeing New England IPAs, brown ales, cream ales, stouts, and more on the menu.
Schenectady’s New Splash Pad Coming This Summer
To help keep kids cool during the summer, a new splash pad will be built at Wallingford Park in Schenectady. According to the Daily Gazette, The Schenectady Foundation will pay $100,000 to fund the splash pad project, and The Capital Region Land Bank and the City of Schenectady will work together to implement it. Construction is expected to begin in early summer and be completed before the end of the season.
City of Troy Encourages Residents to Participate in Earth Day Cleanup Program
Although Earth Day is still a month away, the City of Troy is preparing for their annual Citywide Earth Day Cleanup Program. During this program, Troy residents, families, and business owners come together to organize community-driven cleanup and beautification projects across the Collar City.
This year’s projects will be held from April 17 – 21, 2021. For information on organizing a project in your Troy neighborhood, check out the official press release for full details: https://www.troyny.gov/troy-residents-encouraged-to-participate-in-citywide-earth-day-cleanup-program/
Find Upcoming Events Happening In & Near Albany
Here are some highlights from the Albany events calendar:
- Troy Night Out: Friday, March 26
- 2021 NCAA Men’s Hockey Albany Regional: Saturday, March 27 – Sunday, March 28
- Spring Fling – Lifestyle Expo at Colonie Center: Saturday, March 27 – Sunday, March 28
- Maple Open House at Crosstown Maple: Saturday, March 27 – Sunday, March 28
- Lara Hope & The Ark-Tones: Open For Take-Out Virtual Concert Series: Monday, March 29 – Tuesday, March 30
- The Palace Sessions: Victory Soul Orchestra: Wednesday, March 31
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- Daily Gazette – Splash pad coming to Schenectady’s Wallingford Park in Mont Pleasant
- Times Union – Mixed Breed Brewing slates April 17 opening in Guilderland Center
- Albany Business Review – Albany Skyway expected to open by end of this year