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A Photo Album Walking Tour - The Demolition and Renewal of Albany's Clinton Square Neighborhood

Dates:
9/13/2014 1:00 PM

Rain Date: 9/14/2014 1:00 PM

Region: Upper Hudson
County: Albany
Description: Join us for a presentation and walking tour inspired by a personal photo album of Albany's Clinton Square neighborhood from the 1960s and 1970s. The forty year old album, which is owned by the library and is currently viewable online through newyorkheritage.org, includes photographs of this neighborhood around the Palace Theatre before it was permanently altered by the construction of Interstate 787 and urban renewal projects of the 1960s. Each photo in the album is paired with a matching 1970s photograph, taken from the same vantage point, after the construction was completed. Before the walking tour, Albany City Historian Tony Opalka will discuss the dramatic streetscape changes captured by the photographer, Florence L. Powell, a historical research assistant for the city of Albany, and learn about the buildings and entire city blocks demolished in the process. We'll then go on a 30 minute walk to retrace the footsteps of the photographer, learn about the neighborhood today, and note any new changes that have developed over the last 40 years. Attendees are encouraged to view the scrapbook, titled "A Bicentennial of Albany Views: 1963-1967 and 1974-1975 Compared" which has been digitized by the library and can be viewed on the New York Heritage Digital Collections website. http://tinyurl.com/pdzle34
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Albany Riverfront Jazz Festival

Dates:
9/6/2014 1:00 PM

Region: Upper Hudson
County: Albany
Description: For over a decade, the Albany Riverfront Jazz Festival has featured a wealth of jazz greats, critically acclaimed up-and-coming artists and local favorites at one of the area’s most spectacular venues. This all-day concert features world-class music, great food & beverages and a fireworks show over the Hudson River to end the day. The Jazz Festival is an event for all ages- and admission is still free!
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Birds Take Flight

Dates:
9/20/2014 7:30 AM

Region: Upper Hudson
County: Albany
Description: It’s that time of year when birds are on the move. Come along on an early morning adventure to observe some of the amazing birds here and see our science team in action as they capture and band birds! They are working together to learn more about birds migrating through the Pine Bush. After a short outside observation period, an indoor hands-on presentation will take place. Indoor portion will occur rain or shine. For ages 10+.
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Brilliant and Bristly Buckmoths

Dates:
9/14/2014 1:00 PM

9/21/2014 1:00 PM

Region: Upper Hudson
County: Albany
Description: Join us for a 1.0 mile walk to discover the amazing world of buckmoths. The inland barrens buckmoth is a large beautiful moth with bold black and white wings that flies for only a brief window of time in the early fall. A species of special concern in New York State, the buckmoth is uniquely dependent on the scrub oak that thrives in this sandy fire-dependent ecosystem. For all ages.
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Bringing it Back Restoration Hike

Dates:
9/6/2014 11:00 AM

Region: Upper Hudson
County: Albany
Description: Come witness the transformation of the Pine Bush. Through habitat management, the Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission is restoring the Pine Bush to an open pine barrens. One of only 20 left in the world! Join us for a hike along the trails and learn how the Commission is bringing this globally rare community back. We will be hiking about three miles over rolling sand dunes. Please remember to wear sturdy walking shoes, long pants and bring drinking water. For ages 8+.
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Capital Region Apple & Wine Festival

Dates:
9/13/2014 10:00 AM

9/14/2014 10:00 AM

Region: Upper Hudson
County: Albany
Description: The 22th annual Capital Region Apple & Wine Festival will again be held at the Altamont Fair Grounds, Route 146, Altamont. Activities include a juried craft show, farmers market & bakery, a variety of entertainment, car show, haunted house, children's rides, wine tasting and cooking demonstrations. Lots of apples and apple products!
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Discover the Hilltowns: Farms and Artisans Tour

Dates:
9/13/2014 10:00 AM (Day and times vary by venue; see website and map for details.)

9/14/2014 10:00 AM (Day and times vary by venue; see website and map for details.)

Region: Upper Hudson
County: Albany
Description: Experience the scenic Hilltowns of Albany County on this self-guided driving tour of farms, artisan studios, markets, historical museums and other places of interest. Choose from over 40 destinations. Maps with details, schedules, wheelchair accessibility, and locations for gas and food are available free at all venues or can be downloaded from our website www.Hilltowns.org.
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Five Rivers Fall Festival

Dates:
9/20/2014 12:00 PM

Region: Upper Hudson
County: Albany
Description: Get into Nature at the ever-popular Five Rivers Fall Festival. Lots of free fun for the family, including insect safari, meet-and greet reptiles and amphibians, hands-on eco crafts, Green tech display and GPS scavenger hunt. Meet and great the wildlife of Hudson River! Shop for bargains at the bake, book, plant and birdseed sales. Enjoy jugglers, puppets and local musicians, and take time to appreciate the wonderful landscape and wildlife of Five Rivers - where Nature always steals the show. Rain or shine. Refreshments available. Free entry and parking. Hosted by DEC and Friends of Five Rivers.
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Hike the Huyck Preserve

Dates:
9/28/2014 10:30 AM

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County: Albany
Description: Hike the Huyck Preserve. As part of the Rensselaerville Cycling Festival, take a guided tour of the Huyck Preserve.
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LarkFEST

Dates:
9/20/2014 10:00 AM

Region: Upper Hudson
County: Albany
Description: LarkFEST is Upstate New York's largest one-day street festival celebrating the Heart of Albany. The event hosts hundreds of vendors, 2 stages of music with both local and national headlining music acts. With an estimated 80,000 people descending upon Lark Street, this is the event to not miss! LarkFEST was voted in the top 3 "Best Arts Event" in both 2009 and 2010. 2014 promises to be as exciting as ever as we celebrate the 33rd Annual LarkFEST with fantastic music, more than a hundred unique vendors, great food, and more! Check out larkfest2014.com for more info!
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Nature’s Bounty

Dates:
9/28/2014 1:00 PM

Region: Upper Hudson
County: Albany
Description: Where would we be without seeds? Seeds are an important part of our life as well as the life in the Pine Bush. The seeds from these globally rare plants are used at our restoration sites. If you would like to learn more about these plants and participate in collecting some of these seeds, join us rain or shine. Along our 1.0 mile hike over rolling terrain we will also learn how this rare ecosystem is maintained. Please remember to wear sturdy walking shoes, long pants and bring drinking water. For all ages.
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Ravine Ramble

Dates:
9/27/2014 10:00 AM

Region: Upper Hudson
County: Albany
Description: The Albany Pine Bush is home to the headwaters of the Hunger Kill, the Kaikout Kill and the Patroon Creek. Join us for a hike to steep sided sandy ravines and an exploration of the life that thrives along their banks. We will be walking approximately two miles over varied terrain. For ages 7+.
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Rensselaerville Cycling Festival

Dates:
9/28/2014 9:00 AM (Rides start at 9, Party starts at noon.)

Region: Upper Hudson
County: Albany
Description: On September 28, 2014, everyone is invited to a great big party in a little tiny town. Featured in Men's Journal as one of 'The 11 Best Gran Fondos in America.' Highlights include: Fully supported ride distance options of 84, 55, 25 and 8 miles Gourmet post-ride barbecue with locally-sourced ingredients Helderberg Brewshed sampling of locally-brewed beer Festival Market featuring cycling and local vendors Live music, Kids' Mini Fondo Ride, and more Rides start at 9 am, party starts at noon at the Carey Institute for Global Good in Rensselaerville, New York.
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Thacher Park Centennial Celebration

Dates:
9/13/2014 10:00 AM

Region: Upper Hudson
County: Albany
Description: Thacher Park Centennial Celebration. Help us celebrate Thacher Park's 100th birthday! 10 am - 7 pm. Events will be located throughout the park in Pear Orchard, Paint Mine, the Overlook and on Thacher Point. Activities throughout the day include our traditional Heritage event..the Annual Hawk Migation Watch, speakers, history and geology hikes, vendors, food trucks, a beer garden, pony rides, a horse and wagon ride, face painting and temporary tattoos, a climbing wall, a scavenger hunt, live music throughout the day featuring Oobleck at 2 pm and Hair of the Dog at 5 pm, and the annual Hawk Migration watch at the Overlook from 10 - 4, featuring live birds of prey and t-shirt painting craft.
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The Buzz of the Pine Bush Bees and Wasps

Dates:
9/7/2014 1:00 PM

Region: Upper Hudson
County: Albany
Description: Did you know that the Albany Pine Bush Preserve is home to over 90 species of native bees? Join us in this program for an indoor introduction to native solitary bees, then examine bees on the trail and learn how you can help these native pollinators in your own backyard. We plan to hike 1.0 mile. Please remember to wear sturdy walking shoes, long pants and bring drinking water. For all ages.
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