Discover unique artworks at Art On Lark this Saturday, attend free concerts, and make plans for a summer day at a local fair. There is a lot happening in the Albany area, and we’ve rounded up some of the highlights below!
Enjoy Art On Lark, Summer Fairs & Other Fun Events
Ready to have fun? Check out upcoming events for this weekend and next week:
- Troy Night Out: August: August 27
- Got Kids? Fall/Winter Consignment Sale at the Altamont Fairgrounds: August 28 – 29
- Art On Lark: August 28
- Summer Showcase – Pop-Up Shop at Colonie Center: August 28
- Rivers Casino & Resort presents Live Concerts at Mohawk Harbor: August 28
- Mabee Farm Craft Market: August 28
- Palace Theatre Community Block Party: August 28
- Rescheduled: Capital Concert Series: 518 Night: September 1
- Fonda Fair: September 1 – 6
- Columbia County Fair: September 1 – 6
- Schaghticoke Fair: September 1 – 6
A Jazz Festival Update & Local News to Know
Get “Jazzed” Up About the Return of a Popular Music Festival
Whether you love jazz music or a good music festival, you don’t want to miss out on the return of the annual Albany Riverfront Jazz Festival on Saturday, September 11, at Jennings Landing in Albany. The City of Albany Office of Special Events & Cultural Affairs recently announced that the music lineup will include Allison Miller’s Boom Tic Boom, Lao Tizer Feat. Elliot Yamin, Cubaquinto, Michael Benedict Jazz Vibes, and Heard. Fireworks will take place following the concerts, and Jazz Festival admission is free.
Chick-fil-A Aims to Open Second Location in the Albany Area
Are you a fan of fast food at Chick-fil-A? The Albany Business Review has reported that the chicken-focused sandwich shop is looking to open a second location in the Albany area at 304 Clifton Park Center Road near 99 Restaurants and Olive Garden. The 5,000-square-foot restaurant will feature a drive-thru, and after the approval process is complete, construction is expected to take about six months.
Albany Public Library Enters New Phase of Operations
As a result of the high community transmission of COVID-19 in Albany County, Albany Public Library has begun its Continuation of Services Plan. As of Wednesday, August 25, the library is suspending the following in-person services: study rooms, meeting rooms, in-person reference assistance, all indoor and select outdoor programs, indoor seating, and restrooms.
Some core in-person services, such as pickup and checkout of material and browsing of book, music, movie, reference, and all other collections, will continue. Visit the library’s website for the latest announcements: https://www.albanypubliclibrary.org/continuation-of-service-plan/
New Multi-Use Art Space Opens in Catskill
Have you ever been down to the Village of Catskill? This area of Upstate New York is not just great for a day trip, but the community also has a new 85,000-square-foot art space named Foreland.
According to the Times Union, Foreland is located in three renovated mills, and it houses 30 artists’ studios, three art galleries, two event spaces, and two eateries (one is open, and there are plans for a second). The multi-use facility opened earlier this month, and you can learn more about it on their website: https://www.forelandcatskill.com/