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.
Voorheesville fifth-graders to perform ‘Peter Pan Jr.’
Peter Pan may not want to go to school, but the fifth-graders at Voorheesville Elementary School are eager to get there each day to practice their lines for their upcoming show, “Peter Pan Jr.”
The live version of ‘Family Feud’ promises the same antics and energy as the TV show
Game show fanatics who have always wanted the chance to answer “the number one question on the board” are in luck. The popular TV game show “Family Feud” in its live version, will take over the Palace Theatre on Friday, May 2.
Young and old are often surprised at what they learn at Troy’s Discovery Hall’s ‘Jewels of the Sea’ exhibit
Tucked between two walls on Second Street in Troy exists a little taste of nature. It is here where collector and curator, Ron Glasser keeps his collection of more than 1,000 seashells from all over the world.
Annual Canstruction event moves up the national rankings
Engineers, architects and students from around the Capital District got together in a competition to construct displays out of canned goods to raise food and money for local food pantries.
Skidmore students stage play based on collected war letters
In a time of instant communication, distant human interaction is often accomplished by way of tweets or texts. The act of using a pen and paper is rare these days, still nothing captures a moment like a personal letter, especially a war letter.
Tech Valley High students are the driving force behind the staging of ‘Mulan’
When most people think about Tech Valley High School, they think about students studying science, technology, engineering and math. While this is true, it’s not just STEM learning that is going on at the TVHS campus in Rensselaer.
Danú tells the stories of Ireland through traditional and contemporary song
Though many folks may choose to celebrate their Irish roots with beer and corned beef at a local pub on St. Patrick’s Day, authentic Irishness can be found in a different place this year.