Albany Events

Fire Rages at Rachel Ray's Lake Luzerne Home
It is being reported that Rachel Ray's Lake Luzerne house in on fire and that firefighters are currently battling the blaze. Ray, the celebrity chef and talk show host grew up in Warren County and still has a home here in the Capital Region.  Here's the latest on what is being reporte…
Love Cowboy Doesn't Dodge Dead Dog Dilemma
Alex in Wynantskill writes:
My best friend used to have the coolest dog. His name was Eddie and he was 8 years old and died two night ago.  So my buddy comes over for a few drinks and sits and talks to me and my wife. He's a wreck and I can't blame him.
Here is where it gets weird. He lives in an apar…
Albany "Greek Feast" Drive-Thru This Weekend
Every year Greek Fest at St. Sophia's Greek Orthodox Church in Albany is a must-attend event for me, and many of you as well.   Because of the pandemic, the event that normally attracts thousands of people has been postponed until next year.  But good news.  You can still Go…
Area Malls Lay Out New Rules and Adjusted Hours
After months of waiting, Crossgates Mall and Colonie Center, the Capital Region's biggest and busiest malls will finally be open for business this weekend.  Under the new COVID-19 safety protocols mapped out by the Governor, the CDC and the malls themselves, things will be different before and after…
Phased and Confused: When Will Rivers Casino Reopen?
It might be easier trying to hit a jackpot on a progressive slot machine than figure out what part of phase 4 Rivers Casino in Schenectady will reopen.  Signs do point to it happening sooner rather than later, but it's still anyone's guess.  Here's what we know so far.
Albany Isn't The Wild West, It Just Seems Like It
I live in Albany. You know, the city that literally seems to have gun violence daily, sometimes two or three times a day. If you didn't know any better, you'd think it was the Wild Wild West with all the shootouts. 
It's weird.  I don't feel unsafe in the city I live in, I truly don't.  But if I didn…
'Natural Disaster' in Latham Causing Shipping Delays
Anyone else have an issue recently with delays in Amazon items shipped to your house? I know full well that these men and women in the shipping business have their hands - and their trucks - completely full, but as I was anxiously tracking some new golf attire, I couldn't help but notice that my Ama…
Albany To Shut Down Streets for Outdoor Dining
The City of Albany is hoping to increase the amount of outdoor dining space for local restaurant owners by closing down portions of two key streets. While it's not a done deal yet, one local restaurant owner told me that "It will happen!" and thinks that it could start as earl…
Here's When Albany Pools And Golf Will Open
The coronavirus pandemic has put many activities on hold. Now that we are getting into the summer months, pools, splash pads, and golf we start opening up for residents in Albany. There is now a timeline of when these will re-open.
Free Drive-In Night for First Responders and Health Providers
As a show of appreciation for everything they have done and gone through these last few months, a well deserved "night out" will be in store for local first responders and healthcare providers.   The free "appreciation night" at the Malta Drive-In for these area heroes will be on…
Albany's 4th of July Fireworks Officially Postponed
The City of Albany has officially announced the postponement of the annual Price Chopper/Market 32 fireworks due the COVID-19 pandemic. The popular Albany fireworks have been a long-standing tradition at the Empire State Plaza for over four decades.  It's an annual occurrence that attracts as many a…
Albany's Lark St. is Talking, Are You Listening?
Tuesday afternoon, my phone started blowing up with text messages from people asking me if I had seen what they were painting on Lark Street.   Somewhat embarrassed, I admitted that I hadn't.  I live off of Lark Street in Albany, just a few blocks from where city workers were out in the heat since 9…

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