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.
Eighth annual Helderberg Theater Festival features twist on classic, youth directors
The Classic Theater Guild Inc. and Indian Ladder Farms are teaming up again for The 2014 Helderberg Theater Festival, which will be held outdoors at the farm from July 17 to 27.
Landis Arboretum program will take people on a dragonfly hunt
Get an up close look at some unique insects during “Dragonflies and Damselflies,” on Saturday, July 19, at the Landis Arboretum. Anne Donnelly, dragonfly surveyor for the New York State Natural Heritage Program, will lead the afternoon "field trip."
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.
‘Railroad puppy’ grand marshal of benefit for Mohawk Hudson Humane Society
When Paws in the Park kicks off, after not having a grand marshal last year and the same marshal the first few years, there’s a new dog in town that will be the star of the show.
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.
Hospice Walk raises money for programs that provide comfort to families facing the terminal illness of a loved one
There is a lot that goes into hospice services beyond providing care for the terminally ill.
Schoolcraft House Lawn Fest offers look into town’s past, fun activities
About 170 years ago John Schoolcraft built his grandiose home in what was known at the time as the hamlet of Guilderland. After suffering years of degradation, a local group is returning the home to its original grandeur.
Albany women host talk at Bethlehem Public Library discussing the existence of extraterrestrials
Seventeen years ago, when thousands of people reported seeing strange lights in the sky spanning the size of a football field over Phoenix, Ariz., the U.S. Air Force concluded the lights were from A-10 aircraft dropping flares over a military bombing range. Some however, didn’t buy it.
New miSci exhibit shows people the ins and outs of the human body
For those who have ever wondered why there are hairs inside the nose or how a belch and other gas is produced in the human body, here’s the chance to find out.
- NYS YMCAs to hold advocacy day at Capitol on May 7
- Dani Moz talks moving on to the Top 12
- Thacher Park Final Master Plan
- Thacher and Thompson Lake master plan public hearing announced
- Local summer concert series schedule
- Schenectady Restaurant Week (Feb. 18-24)
- Local writers to be featured
- SCCC School of Music Open House
- CROP Hunger Walk harvests more than $50k
- Tours offered at new Nisky fire station