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.
Free event at Empire State Plaza features cool costumed characters, live shows, vendors and more
The Blums are the typical American family ... two kids, jobs and a house in Upstate New York. That is, until the weekend comes and the family transforms into the bad guys from “Star Wars.”
Thacher Nature Center to host annual environment-inspired art exhibit, offering art classes
Artistic inspiration comes from a variety of sources, but one local art show is rooted in Mother Nature’s visual appeal.
Fresh off his Grammy win, David Alan Miller conducts family-friendly symphony program
Riding high on his recent Grammy win, Albany Symphony Orchestra conductor David Alan Miller is looking to expand his audience with a performance that appeals to the younger set.
Visiting Writers Series lets authors and their audiences mingle
A local blogger has just reported a serial killer is on the loose in the city of Albany. The first two victims were local young women without any apparent connection, and the third is a Broadway actress known as “The Red Queen.”
Puppet show aims to inspire through musical tale and colorful characters
Two twin brothers from Southern California who grew up admiring Jim Henson’s “The Muppets” are now following in his footsteps as they travel across the country with their handmade puppets.
On Saturday, Jan. 18, Old Songs in Voorheesville will be presenting the April Verch Band.