Annual craft fair gives visitors a look into local history in Schenectady County
For more than a decade, the Schenectady County Historical Society has brought crafters, artisans and visitors to its historic site along the banks of the Mohawk River in Rotterdam Junction for the annual Mabee Farm Arts and Crafts Festival.
Festive fundraiser for owls will have a folksy flavor
What do you get when you combine owls and music? Well, a HOOTenanny of course.
Double M is full of tosses and turns
A sign of summer in Ballston Spa is the Double M Professional Rodeo each Friday and Saturday night.
Montreal troupe presents a show that combines circus arts, music, dance and theater
It’s big top meets hip-hop meets West Side Story in Cirque Éloize’s newest show, “iD,” which has set up camp at its summer home at Proctors this month, opening this past weekend to much fanfare.
African American cultural celebration at Empire State Plaza will feature entertainment and activities for all ages
The Empire State Plaza will come alive with a celebration of African American heritage on Saturday, Aug. 2, with African American Family Day scheduled from noon to 7 p.m.
Young scientists compete to see who can tell the best science tale
A large stage, four curious judges and 10 contestants with only three minutes to perform.
Three Capital District girls selected as understudies for New York City Ballet
Dancing with the New York City Ballet is the dream of nearly every American ballerina, but few are given the opportunity prior to high school.
NYRA holds family-friendly open house as a kickoff to track season
Around this time every summer, the old Victorian houses that line Union Avenue in Saratoga Springs come alive, the restaurants on Broadway feel a little more full and people in large hats can be spotted all over the city. It’s summer in Saratoga, and it all begins with Saratoga Race Course’s annual open house on Sunday, July 13.
Empire State Plaza hosts annual celebration with food, entertainment and, of course, fireworks
In 1870, Congress declared July Fourth an official federal holiday, but Americans were celebrating with bells, music and military displays dating back to the day the Declaration of Independence was signed in 1776.
Exhibit highlights the ways canals and railroads made history in New York
Advances in technology change the way we live, and life in the 18th century was no exception when tracks were laid, creating a new path for change across New York state.
Annual battle of the bands at Tawasentha Park in Guilderland raises money to aid humanitarian efforts in Africa
In 1985, 44 artists came together to help fight disease and famine in Africa with the single, “We Are the World.” On Friday, music will once again be used as a way to raise money for efforts in Africa, except this time the performers are area teenagers.
Capital District gets its own Renaissance Festival promising merriment for all
The NY Capital District Renaissance Festival will be held on Saturday, June 14, and Sunday, June 15, at Indian Ladder Farms in New Scotland, adding a brand-new attraction to the region.
Play penned by Siena grad a story of friendship and health
Siena alumnus and playwright Rick Wilson found himself inspired by “Menopause.”
Planning Board OKs special use permit, Indian Ladder Farms hosting event
The New Scotland Planning Board on Tuesday, May 6, unanimously approved NY Capital District Renaissance Festival LLC’s request for a special use permit to hold the two-day historical themed event on two parcels of land Peter Ten Eyck owns.
American Music Festival exposes listeners to modern-day composers
Can you imagine enjoying a sandwich with Ludwig Van Beethoven or listening on with Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart as they rehearse “The Magic Flute”? Unfortunately it’s about 200 years too late for that, but now is your chance to interact with some of tomorrow’s greatest composers.