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Oversized Dutch Clog sculptures to be featured

The Downtown Albany Business Improvement District (BID) will be showcasing Stand in the Sole of Albany at the 2012 Sculpture in the Streets exhibition.

The event is free and will have a walking tour that features sculptures highlighting Albany’s heritage using oversized Dutch Clogs painted by regional artists.

The sculptures that will be placed throughout downtown Albany include six 7-foot clog sculptures and four 3-foot pairs.

The Stand in the Sole of Albany walking tour will begin on June 15, 2012 and will continue through May 2013.

Walking tour maps will be available at area merchants, the Downtown Albany BID office at 40 North Pearl St, and online here.

For more information, call 518-465-2143 ext. 11 or visit Downtown Albany’s website here.

Port of Albany hosts 10th Annual Albany Father’s Day Concert

On Sunday, June 17 from 6:30p-9:30p, Mayor Jerry Jennings, the City of Albany, and the Port of Albany will be hosting the 10th Annual Albany Father’s Day Concert at the Albany Riverfront Park.

As a salute to the U.S. Armed Forces and a celebration of the Army’s 237th birthday this month, the concert will have a variety of music performed by four military groups: The USO Liberty Bells, the Army Materiel Command Band’s Tennessee River Ramblers & Brass Machine Band, and the 94th Army Pop-Rock Band.

This is a free event that also features food and beverages available for purchase at 6pm. The event will conclude with a fireworks show over the Hudson River.

For more information on this event, please call 518-434-2032 or visit their website here.

CDTA to present special projects at Art On Lark

The Lark Street Business Improvement District and the Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA) announced special art projects planned for Art On Lark: Albany’s Arts Festival on Saturday, June 9 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Chip Fasciana, a local artist, constructed a life-sized mock shelter out of recycled materials harvested from CDTA buses, bus shelters, and the Lark Street Neighborhood. Additionally, the Yarn Bombing project, designed by local fibre artists, including Karen Maag-Tanchak, will be showcased at the event.

CDTA representatives will be on hand at Art on Lark to distribute information and giveaways.

For more information, please call 518-434-3861 or visit Lark Street’s website here.

Elmo, Super Grover & Friends arrive in Albany on Feb. 1

Elmo, Super Grover & Friends arrive in Albany on Feb. 1

Join Elmo, Zoe, Abby Cadabby, Telly Monster and Zoe’s pet rock Rocco for Sesame Street Live “Elmo’s Super Heroes” at the Palace Theatre from Friday, Feb. 1 through Sunday, Feb. 3. Tickets for all seven performances go on sale June 20.

Sesame Street Live “Elmo’s Super Heroes” features a variety of popular songs, many of them renditions of tunes that parents will remember and kids will love: “Old MacDonald,” “Splish Splash,” “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star” and “Sunny Days.”

The times for all performances are the following:

Friday, Feb 1: 10:30 a.m. (*Kid’s Matinee Offer), 7 p.m. (*Opening Night Offer)

Saturday, Feb 2: 10:30 a.m., 2 p.m., and 5:30 p.m.

Sunday, Feb 3: 1 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.

FEMA to hold informational meetings on flood maps

FEMA is letting Albany County residents know that two informational meetings on new flood maps being developed by state and federal officials will take place on Tuesday, June 19 and Wednesday, June 20.

State and Federal representatives will be available to help residents identify flood risks and to discuss options with property owners for risk reduction and flood insurance.

Residents will be able to stop in at any time during open house hours, 4 to 8 p.m. and to meet individually with FEMA or state officials. Below are dates and times from FEMA:

June 19th

School Gymnasium

Town of Green Island Schools

171 Hudson Avenue

Green Island, NY 12183

Open House from 4pm to 8pm

June 20th

Community Room

Bethlehem Public Library

451 Delaware Ave

Delmar, NY 12054

Open House from 4pm to 8pm


OGS annouced At The Plaza Summer Series

ALBANY - The New York State Office of General Services has announced the ever popular series of free events that take place every summer at the Empire STate Plaza.

As always on July 4, Price Chopper will be presenting a holiday tradition. The fun last all day with music, food, activities, and Tommy James and the Shondell's. Of course when the sun goes down, the fireworks light up the sky.

On Sunday, July 8, GE presents kids day, featuring activites, exotic animals, Care Bears, roaming railroad, and Radio Disney.

On Wednesday, July 25, Open Air Cinema will be presenting Puss In Boots.

On Saturday, August 4, from 12-7p, McDonalds will be presenting African American Family Day. The day will be filled with lots of song, dancing, music, art, and family oriented activities.

On Wednesday, August 8, at begining at 7:30p, Open Air Cinema will be showing Star Trek.

Hands-Only CPR Mobile Tour to come to Capital Region

Hands-Only CPR Mobile Tour to come to Capital Region

The Hands-Only CPR Mobile Tour will be across the street from the Capitol on Monday, June 11 and at the Harriman Campus in Albany on Tuesday, June 12. People will be able to learn CPR in an interactive 15 minute training session.

Training will take place from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on June 11 and 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on June 12.

Just stop by or call the American Heart Association (AHA) at 518-869-4049 to reserve a time.