A Craft Brewers Festival is taking place in Albany tomorrow, the next virtual concert in the Palace Sessions has been announced, and we have even more newsy updates to share below.
Find Upcoming Events for This Weekend in the Albany Area
Make plans for some of these upcoming weekend events:
- Empire ”Skate” Plaza: All Winter on Tuesdays – Sundays
- Come From Away at Proctors: Happening through January 30
- Troy Night Out: January: January 28
- River Street Winter Market: January 28
- Schenectady Winter Fest: January 28 – 29
- Harvest and Rust – Neil Young Tribute at The Linda: January 29
- Albany FireWolves vs. Halifax Thunderbirds: January 29
- 2022 Capital District Mayor’s Cup: January 29
- 7th Annual New York Craft Brewers Festival: January 29
See the full Albany events calendar >>
Things to Do at the Plaza, a Schenectady Restaurant Reopens, and More
Check Out What’s Happening at the Empire State Plaza
Ice skating season at Albany’s Empire State Plaza is always a highlight of winter, but that’s not the only thing going on. On Tuesdays and Thursdays from February 1 – April 28, the free Fitness at the Plaza series presented by Highmark Blue Shield of Northeastern New York will take place at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center. These fitness classes are open to everyone, but participants must provide proof of vaccination status along with proper identification or proof of a negative test within the 48 hours prior to each class.
In addition, there will be a Black History Month Celebration on February 2 at the Empire State Plaza South Concourse. The celebration will run from 10:00am-2:00pm and include a craft show, delicious soul food, and a performance by jazz pianist Sharp Radway. Admission is free.
The Palace Sessions Returns with Another Exciting Performance
On Tuesday, February 1, the popular Palace Sessions will return and feature a virtual concert by actor, director, and singer Thomas Nicholas. Presented by The Palace Theatre, the City of Albany and Mirth Films, The Palace Sessions is a virtual concert series that is available to watch on the Palace Theatre’s YouTube Page at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8ihdDQO1_L3KEgexiGM3Lw.
Cornells in Little Italy Reopens Under New Ownership
After temporarily closing at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020, Cornells in Little Italy (located at 39 N. Jay Street in Schenectady) reopens today under new ownership. The Times Union reports that the updated menu features a mix of past favorites and new steak and seafood dishes. Reservations can be made by calling 518-630-5002, and the latest updates can be found on their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/CornellsinLittleItaly/
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- Times Union: Cornells in Schenectady’s Little Italy will reopen Friday