Acoustic roots music festival welcomes families, keeps traditions alive
Traditional acoustic music will once again be played at the 33rd annual Old Songs Music Festival, which kicks off Friday, June 28, at 3 p.m. and ends Sunday night at the Altamont Fairgrounds.
Modern technology offers children a bounty of interactive experiences, but those familiar with Harold (of Purple Crayon fame) know true creativity doesn’t take much more than a few lines and a crayon.
Uncle Sam heritage to be celebrated in Troy on Saturday
Though he wasn’t widely recognized until long after his death, a well-known meat packer from the City of Troy is the pride and joy of Trojans today.
Highlights from the 2013 Bethlehem Memorial Day Parade.
Central Avenue BID, Equinox hold sidewalk art contest to coincide with Tulip Fest
Each spring, thousands of tulips take over downtown Albany. The appearance of the flowers mark the beginning of spring in the city and have a way of bringing a feeling of renewal to Albany each year.
'Classical Kids' stops in North Colonie to introduce youngsters to world of dance
Siobhan Dunham and two other professional dancers spent the morning of Friday, May 3, at Shaker High School with the entire district’s fifth-grade students for the arts education series “Classical Kids.” The school-based program is sponsored by SPAC and Union College, and was created in 1993 to help provide an interactive approach for children to learn about classical music and dance.
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus speaks to the child in every seat
Not many kids plan to run a circus when they grow up - and it’s not exactly what Johnathan Lee Iverson had in mind either as a kid growing up in New York City.
Albany Children’s Book Festival connects young readers with authors
The fifth annual Albany Children’s Book Festival, hosted by The Albany Academies, allows people of all ages to meet some of their favorite authors and illustrators. There will also be magicians, a children’s concert, clowns and other activities around the theme of reading.
BC’s production of ‘Into the Woods’ re-imagines classic fairy tales
This year’s Bethlehem High School musical is “Into the Woods,” a longtime favorite of director James Yeara, and one he is producing for the third time.
Voorheesville workshop takes a graphic approach to storytelling
Elementary students were creating their own characters instead of reading about them Friday, March 15, at Voorheesville Public Library Friday, during a workshop hosted by Matthew Laiosa.
St. Patrick’s Day the theme for family-friendly Café Malta performances
Elyse Young is once again bringing cafe-style entertainment to Malta, but this time it has a touch of the Irish.
Guilderland student publishes children’s book on Karner Blue
The Pine Bush Saturday, March 9, will celebrate the release of Natasha Permaul’s book about the life cycle of a Karner Blue butterfly. The children’s book started as a seventh-grade science project.
SUNY Potsdam faculty visit high school, speak about state of music industry
Several Crane teachers came to Colonie Central High School on Thursday, Feb. 28, and Friday, March 1, where they performed and gave advice to students about where they can go with their musical skills. Performances included concerts by the Crane School of Music Symphony Orchestra and the Potsdam Brass Quintet.
What's not to love about a good book?
Reading recommendations for February.
Popular kids event highlights family and parenting resources for Capital District families
The Kidz Expo, returning for its eighth year, draws thousands of people annually. The event showcases more than 100 vendors, exhibitors and activities for sports enthusiasts, bookworms, information junkies, arts and craft lovers and more.