American Summer



Rockin’ on the River
Every Wednesday from 5pm-8:30pm
Green Island Bridge Parking Lot

June 18
Aquanett, a tribute to 80’s hair metal with opener Jet Crash Billy
June 25
Blues for Breakfast, celebrating the music of The Grateful Dead, no opener
July 2
Super 400 and Wild Adriatic with special event TBA
July 9
Adrenalize, a tribute to Def Leppard with opener Second Heat
July 16
HmfO, a tribute to Hall & Oates with opener Start Making Sense, a tribute to The Talking Heads
July 23
ZBTB, a tribute to the Zac Brown Band with opener Molly Durnin
July 30
East Bound Jesus with opener The Blind Owl Band
August 6
Fleetwood Macked, a tribute to Fleetwood Mac with opener Brian & Kevin Tiernan
August 13
Who’s Bad, the nation’s #1 Michael Jackson Tribute with opener GoodSir
August 20
Almost Queen, a tribute to Queen with opener Vito 3
August 27
ZOSO, a tribute to Led Zepplin with openers The Troy Music Academy All-Stars

Town of Schaghicoke
Summer Concerts
Schaghicoke Town Hall, 6:30pm

July 3         
The Belairs
July 10        
Patsy Cline
July 17        
Dyer Switch
July 24        
All Paul Show
July 31        
Lustre Kings
August 7      
August 14    
Joe Thomas The Big Band
August 21    
Hair of the Dog

Riverlink Summer
Concert Series
1 Front Street, Amsterdam

All FREE.  All 7pm except July 12 – 3pm
July 5
Tony’s Polka Band
July 12
6th Annual Riverlink Jamboree
July 19
Grupo Arcano 

July 26
Joey Thomas Big Band 
August 2
Tropic Rhythm
August 9

August 16
Town Mountain
August 30
Skeeter Creek
August 30

Alive at Five
Every Thursday Through August 7
(no show July 3)
Jennings Landing at the Corning Preserve (former Albany Riverfront Park)
Rain location: Corning Preserve Boat Launch under 787 overpass
Opening bands 5pm; headline band 6:30pm, show ends 8pm

June 12
Fitz & The Tantrums with The Features
June 19
Raggae Night: Easy Star All-Stars with John Brown’s Body
June 26
R&B Night: Dwele with Mirk
July 10
Lord Huron with Maryleigh Roohan
July 17
Albany Invasion: Eastbound Jesus, Stellar Young, Hard Soul
July 24
Country Night: Dustin Lynch with Jacob Powell
July 31
Grand Fund Railroad with Wild Adriatic
August 7
Shelia E. with Conehead Buddha

Jazz on Jay

Free outdoor concert series held each summer Noon-1:30pm. Rain location is Apostrophe, located next to Proctor’s Box Office.
June 5
Jeanne O’Connor Quartet
June 12
Alex Slomka Trio
June 19
June 26
Azzaam Hameed Trio with Norm Frederick
July 3
Signature Brass Quintet
July 10
July 17
Sonny & Perley
July 24
Mike Wicks Quintet
July 31
Steve Lambert and the Little Big Band
August 7
Mike Lawrence Trio
August 14
Arch Stanton Quartet
August 21
Dylan Canterbury Quartet
August 28
Keith Pray’s Soul Jazz Revival
September 4
The Frank Capri Show

2014 Concert
Series in the Barn
The Buhramaster Barn at the Pruyn House
207 Old Niskayuna Road, Latham

Donation: $5 adults; children under 12 free.
All concerts are on Wednesday evenings with music starting at 7pm. Come early and enjoy the historic buildings and gardens on the grounds. Vendors are available for dinner, beverages and ice cream. Lawn chairs and dancing shoes are recommended. Feel free to bring your family, supervised children are always welcome. Please no pets.

July 9      
Jade – Wonderful music of the 50’s and 60’s.  Food by The Arlington House.
July 16
Polish Night with Rymanowski Bros. Orchestra – The Capital District’s longest running Polish-American Polka Band. Food by Blessed Mary of Czestochowa Parish.
July 23
Hey Jude – Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Beatles. Food by The Arlington House.
July 30
German Night with Schwarzenegger Connection – Authentic German and Austrian music. Startsat 6:30pm.  Food by Rolf’s Pork Store.
August 6
Irish Night with Get Up Jack – Come and enjoy a night of traditional Irish music! Food by Rolf’s Pork Store.

Concerts in the Courtyard
Main Street, Schoharie

July 11
Moonshine Junkies, with country favorites. 7pm-9pm.
July 18
A Hard Day’s Night in Schoharie featuring the All Paul Show, paying tribute to the Beatles, under the pavilion in Fox Creek Park. 7pm-10pm.
July 25
Blues Maneuver, featuring jazz and blues. 7pm-9pm.
August 1
5 Zero, playing rock favorites. 7pm-9pm.

img src="" alt="" style="padding-left: 10px;" align="right" />The Music Haven Concert Series
celebrates 25 years in Central Park!
The Agnes Macdonald Music Haven Stage
Central Park, Schenectady (Rain site is Proctors). Free to the public, 7pm

June 29
Mokoomba – Hailing from the remote, rural village of Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, Mokoomba makes its very first appearance on American soil at Music Haven! Special Guest: balafon master Famoro Dioubate.
July 13
Eileen Ivers – She’s played with Sting, Hall & Oates, The Chieftains and Patti Smith. She’s the original star of “Riverdance” and a nine-time All Ireland Fiddle Champion.
July 20
Conjunto Chappotin y Sus Estrellas – With roots stretching back to the 1940s, Conjunto Chappottin y sus Estrellas is one of the most renowned ‘Son’ bands in all of Cuba. Special Guest: Maria Zemantauski.
July 27
James Cotton – Tunica, Mississippi’s “Superharp” is celebrating 70 years in showbiz. He’s a living link to blues greats like Sonny Boy Williamson, Howlin’ Wolf and Muddy Waters, and a legend in his own right. Special Guest: Matt Mirabile.
August 3
Jeffery Broussard & The Creole Cowboys – As a founding member of Opelousas, Louisiana’s legendary Zydeco Force, Jeffery Broussard’s accordion and fiddle drove the influential nouveau Zydeco movement.
August 10
Ghost Train Orchestra – Brian Carpenter’s GTO echoes the “Hothouse Stomp” of 1920s Harlem and Chicago as well as the exquisite, romping "chamber jazz" of the 1930s. Special Guest: Colleen Pratt & Friends.

Mabee Historic Site
1080 Main Street, Rotterdam Junction

"Howlin’ at the Moon" concert series each month on the full moon in the 1760’s Dutch Barn. The evening opens with a singer/songwriter performance at 7pm, followed by the main act plays for the remainder of the night.

June 13 – Running the River
July 12 – Thirteen Feet of Bluegrass
August 10 – Three Quarter North
September 8 – Washington County Line Bluegrass

Saratoga Performing Arts Center
108 Avenue of the Pines, Saratoga Springs

June 12
Martha Graham Dance Company –  This performance features Copland’s Appalachian Spring, Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring, and a new work by Andonis Foniadakis entitled Echo.
June 28-29
Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival. The Northeast’s hottest jazz festival, captivating audiences since 1978. Over 23 extraordinary artists perform on two stages. 
July 22
MOMIX –  Mesmerizing modern dance company creates a show that breaks the bounds of the conventional and enters an aesthetic orbit all its own.
July 29- August 1
Bolshoi Ballet – Saratoga will be one of just three US locations hosting the Bolshoi in 2014.
September 5-7
Saratoga Wine & Food Festival and Concours D’Elegance.

New York City Ballet
July  8
Opening night will feature works by George Balanchine, one of the most influential choreographers of the 20th century.
July  9
All American evening – An exciting pre-show event before the performance for girls and their families.
July 10
This matinee features mixed repertory from the NYCB’s expansive artistic reserve for this year’s performances.
July  10
Featuring four contemporary chamber works, revealing some of the best choreography of this century.. 
July 11
Family-friendly evening features three captivating selections that showcase the versatility in artistic style -proving the endless fruitfulness of the NYCB’s imagination.
July 12
Final matinee performance features six different works for your afternoon enjoyment.
July 12
The culmination of the Ballet’s program will be a Tribute to Great Britain.

The Philadelphia Orchestra
August 6
The Great American Songbook featuring invigorating vocals and the return of conductor Bramwell Tovey.
Augutt 7
An Evening On The Rhine with Avery Fischer Prize recipient Jeremy Denk and Maestro Tovey.
August 8
A Night With Yo-Yo Ma 
August 9
Cirque de la Symphonie
August 11 & 12
The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.
August 13
On Broadway.
August 14
Yannick Returns features two young classical superstars that are burning up the classical charts.
August 15
Nu Shu: Secret Songs of Women.
August 16
Celebration of an Artist
August  17
The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.
August 19
The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.
August 20
Itzhak Perlman will captivate the audience as both conductor and featured violinist.
August  21
An Evening with Alisa Weilerstein.
August 22
A collaboration with the New York City Ballet.
August 23
Finale – Tchaikovsky Spectacular will feature Russian pianist Denis Kozhukhin with conductor Stéphane Denève. c
August 24
The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.
August  26
The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. Season Finale.

Live Nation
June 7
FLY 92.3 Summer Jam
June 14
Journey, Steve Miller Band, Tower of Power
June 15
Goo Goo Dolls & Daughtry with special guest Plain White T’s.
June 24
Monumentour: Fall Out Boy and Paramore
July 3-5
July 16
Sarah McLachlan
July 19
James Taylor
July 23
Q-Ruption is the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival
July 25
Lionel Richie: All The Hits All Night Long
August 3
Rewind Tour 2014: Rascal Flatts with Sheryl Crow and Gloriana
August 4
Moody Blues
August 5
KISS and Def Leppard
August 10
Kings of Leon: 2014 Mechanical Bull Tour
August 17
Luke Bryan – That’s My Kind of Night Tour 2014
August 19
Chicago and Reo Speedwagon
August 24
Zac Brown Band: The Great American Road Trip Tour
August 26
Mötley Crüe – The Final Tour
August 29
Jason Aldean: 2014 Burn It Down Tour
August 31
Steely Dan


Schoharie County
Sunshine Fair
July 26-August 2
Grand Street, Cobleskill.  For more info: 234.2123;

Saratoga County Fair
July 22-27
162 Prospect Street, Ballston Spa. For more info: 885.9701;

Altamont Fair
August 12-17
Altamont Fairgrounds, Altamont. For more info: 861.6671;

Washington County Fair
August 18-24
Washington County Fairgrounds, Greenwich. For more info: 692.2464;

169th Fonda Fair
August 26-September 1
Fonda Fairgrounds, 21 South Bridge Street, Rt. 30A, Fonda. For more info: 853.3313 or

Columbia County Fair
August 27-September 1
32 Church Street, Chatham. For more info: 392.2121;

Schaghticoke Fair
August 27-September 1
69 Stillwater Bridge Road, Schaghticoke. For more info: 753.4411;

The Ulysses S. Grant Cottage State Historic Site
Mt. McGregor-Wilton

June 8
Porch Chat: Abolitionist’s Son & Slave Owner’s Daughter
June 15
Father’s Day: Fathers and Families with the 77th Balladeers – Music, Picnic, Horse Shoes
June 22
Book Talk: Grant & Granger
June 29
Porch Chat: Athletic Presidents
July 2
Sing-a-long: Good Ol’ Songs
July 9
Porch Chat: A True Renaissance Warrior
July 16
Porch Chat: Historic Porches
July 20
Porch Chat: Napoleon Smith, President Grant’s Imaginary Friend
July 23
Historic Date: Grant Remembrance Day – Re-enactors, Singer
July 30
Porch Chat: Vision of the Hotel Balmoral
August 8
Historic Date: Flags at Half Staff – Re-enactors, Bagpiper & Vocalist
August 10
Porch Chat: Harrison Terrell – Portrayed by:  Fred Jones
August 13
Porch Chat: The Significance of Music in the 19th Century
August 16 & 17
Art Exhibit: NY Nature – Artwork by Wayne Trimm
August 23
Porch Chat
Fashion ‘n Fair – Tea, Lecture, Raffle
August 27
Porch Chat: Farewell General Grant:  Stories of Love, Support, and Ambition
August 31
Porch Chat: Grant’s Birthday at Delmonico’s
September 13 & 14
Play:  Sunset on Mount McGregor. 9/13 7pm; 9/14 3pm
September 14
Porch Chat: Unknown Museums of Upstate New York
September 21
Let Us Have Peace: Music performance by Magpie
October 12
Children’s Porch Chat: Solomon Northrup

Old Stone Fort Museum Complex
145 Fort Road, Schoharie

June 20   
Founders Exhibit Opening – Opening Reception, 5pm-8pm.  Exhibit highlights the visionaries who created the Schoharie County Historical Society in 1889. Through October 25
June 21   
Special Saturday – The Fenian Raids – In the late 1860s the Fenian Brotherhood
attempted to invade Canada in a series of attacks on the British Empire to free Ireland.
Re-enactment drills, demonstrations and music.
July 2    
Founders Day Picnic, 5pm-8pm
July 4     
Independence Day Celebration – Readings of Revolutionary War-era documents, with living history. Visitors welcomed to join in the debate about forming a new government. Outdoor activities free. 10am-4pm.

Local history Lectures
7pm, free. Badgley Museum Annex
July 10
Stephen Spretnjak, “More on Borst Family Findings”
July 24
John Osinski, “War of 1812 in Schoharie County
August 14
Elizabeth Kahn Kaplan “American’s Nine First Ladies From New York State”
August 28
Dave Ruch “Traditional and Historical Songs of New York State”

Yaddo Garden Tours
312 Union Avenue, Saratoga Springs

June 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29
July 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 22, 26, 27, 29,
August 2, 3, 5, 9, 10, 12, 16, 17, 19, 24, 26, 30, 31
There is no garden tour on Travers Day, August 23.
Garden tours include sharing the history of the Trask family, the mansion and history of the Yaddo gardens.  The aura, spirituality and creative energy that permeates Yaddo is discussed.   Docent-led tours begin at 11am Saturdays and Sundays from Saturday, June 14 through Sunday, August 31, and on Tuesdays (during the racing season) at the main fountain near the entrance gate to the gardens. Tours last about one hour. $10 per person. 
Special guided docent-led tours of the Yaddo gardens can be arranged for groups at a date and time convenient for the group.

Walking Tours
The Rensselaer County Historical Society (RCHS) offers walking tours of historic downtown Troy on Saturday mornings. Tours depart from and return to the Market Table at the Troy Farmer’s Market at 10:30am.  Each week brings a different theme for the tours, which are led by RCHS staff and frequently. $5 per person/ RCHS members free. Call for reservations. For more info:

June 7     
Amazing Architecture – Stroll the streets of downtown Troy and you’ll find a rich built environment.  This tour showcases some of Troy’s architectural gems as you explore the range of styles found in Troy.
June 14
Early Troy – What was the city like in its early years from the late 18th century to the 1830s? Walk with us to discover the city’s early history and what buildings from this time period still remain on the streets of Troy.
*No tour on June 21*
June 28
Draft Riot – In July 1863, what started as a march to protest the new draft for the Civil War quickly turned into a riotous mob that attacked African-Americans and others seen as pro-war.  Walk with us and learn about what was called the “second most destructive draft riot in the nation.”

Washington Park Shows
At The Lakehouse in Washington Park. Tuesday-Sunday. Amphitheater Seating is free. Premium reserved seating on sale.
July 1-26
Hands on a Hardbody – Someone will win a new truck… and a new lease on life… When it premiered on Broadway, The New York Times said "you can hear America singing in this daring new musical."  8pm.
August 2-16
Oliver! – With an earlier start time of 7:30pm this year, our August production is ideal for family audiences. Lionel Bart’s musical version of Charles Dickens’ Oliver Twist will come alive on our stage with a cast of incredible students alongside great regional talent. Featuring classic Broadway songs such as "Consider Yourself" and "Food Glorious Food", Oliver! is an enchanting night of theatre for young and old alike!

Farmers Markets

Nothing says summer like visiting your local farmer’s market for the best in local and fresh fruits, vegetables and more. Below is a list courtesy of the NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets.

Albany County
Harriman State Campus Farmers’ Market – Harriman State Office Campus, Behind Building 8A, Albany. Thursday 10am-2pm. Through October 9
Delaware Area Neighborhood Market – Delaware Branch Library, 331 Delaware Avenue, Albany. Tuesday 4pm-7pm. June 24-November
Downtown Albany Farmers’ Market – Pine Street & Broadway (off Maiden Lane), Albany. Thursday 11am-2pm. Through October 29
Delmar Farmers’ Market – Bethlehem Central Middle School, 332 Kenwood Avenue, Delmar. Saturday 9am-1pm. May 31-December 20
Empire State Plaza Farmers’ Market – Empire State Plaza, Albany. Wednesday 10am-2pm; Friday 10am-2pm. Through October 10
Albany New Covenant Farmers’ Market – 916 Western Avenue, Albany. Tuesday 3pm-6pm. May 20-October 7
Cohoes Farmers’ Market – Remsen Street, between Ontario & Oneida Streets. Friday 4pm-7pm. June-October
Voorheesville Farmers’ Market – First United Methodist Lot, 68 Maple Avenue, Voorheesville. Wednesday 3:30pm-6:30pm. June 18-October 1
First United Methodist Church Farmers’ Market – Church Parking Lot, 428 Kenwood Avenue, Delmar. Tuesday 2:30pm-6pm. Through November 25.
Altamont Farmers’ Market – Altamont Free Library, 181 Main Street, Altamont. Daily (except Wednesday) 11am-6pm/ weekends 10am-2pm. July 1-September 1
CDPHP Farmers’ Market – CDPHP Parking Lot off Washington Avenue, 500 Patroon Creek Blvd, Albany. Thursday 11am-1:30pm. Through October 2
Capital District Farmers’ Market – Pavillion at 381 Broadway, Menands. Saturday 9am-1pm. Through October 25
Colonie Crossings Farmers’ Market – 580 Albany Shaker Road, Loudonville. Saturday 9am-1pm. Through September 13

Columbia County
Philmont Farmers’ Market – 116 Main Street, Village Green. Sunday 10am-2pm. Through October 12
Kinderhook Farmers’ Market – Village Green, Center of Village. Saturday 8:30am-12:30pm. Through October 11
Hudson Farmers’ Market – DMV parking lot, Sixth & Columbia Street. Saturday 9am-1pm. Through November 22
Chatham Farmers’ Market – 15 Church Street. Friday 4pm-7pm. Through October
Copake Hillsdale Farmers’ Market – Roeliff Jansen Park, 9140 Route 22. Saturday 9am-1pm. May 31-October 25

Greene County
Coxsackie Riverside Farmers’ Market – Coxsackie Riverside Park. Wednesday 4pm-7pm. May 28-October 22

Rensselaer County
Brunswick Farmers’ Market – Brunswick Community Center, 18 Keyes Lane. Tuesday 5pm-8pm. June 24-August 26
North Greenbush Farmers’ Market – Twin Town Little League Park, Williams Road. Thursday 2:30pm-6pm. June 12-September
Troy Waterfront Farmers’ Market – River Street, Downtown Troy. Saturday 9am-2pm. May-October
Troy Twilight Farmers’ Market – Broadway & 2nd Street, Downtown Troy. Friday 6pm-9pm. June-September

Saratoga County
Burnt Hills Farmers’ Market – Lakehill Road & Route 50, Burnt Hills. Saturday 9am-1pm. Through October 25
South Glens Falls Farmers’ Market – Village Park, Spring Street. Monday 10am-1pm. June 2-October 27
Saratoga Farmers’ Market – High Rock Park, Saratoga Springs. Saturday 9am-1pm; Wednesday 3pm-6pm. Through October 29
Clifton Park/Saratoga Farmers’ Market – St. George’s Church, 912 Rt. 146, Maxwell Drive. Thursday 2pm-5pm. July 3-October 30
Gansevoort Farmers’ Market – Village Park, Corner of Route 32. Thursday 3pm-6pm. June 5-October 30
Waterford Harbor Farmers’ Market – One Tugboat Alley, along Erie Canal, Waterford Visitor’s Center. Sunday 9am-1pm. June 8-October
Malta/Saratoga Farmers’ Market – 2570 Route 9, Allerdice/ACE Parking Lot (south of Malta Community Center). Tuesday 3pm-6pm. June 3-October 28
Greenfield Center Farmers’ Market – Middle Grove Park (near Post Office), Middle Grove Road, Greenfield Center. Friday 4pm-7pm. June-September
Ballston Spa Farmers’ Market – Wiswall Park, Front & Low Streets. Saturday 9am-Noon; Thursday 3pm-6pm. June 12-October 18

Schenectady County
Schenectady St. Luke’s Farmers’ Market – St. Luke’s Church, 1235 State Street. Tuesday 9am-1pm. June 17-October 28
Schenectady City Hall Farmers’ Market – City Hall, Franklin & Jay Streets. Thursday 9am-1:30pm. Through October 30
Farm to Preschool 1 Farmers’ Market – YWCA NENY, 44 Washington Avenue, Schenectady. Tuesday 2:30pm-5:30pm. June 17-September 16
Schenectady Bellevue Farmers’ Market – 2176 Broadway. Thursday 4pm-7pm. June 12-September 25
Roots & Wisdom Youth Market – Corner of Fehr & Central Park Avenues. Monday 3pm-6pm. July 3-August 7
Schenectady Greenmarket – Jay & Franklin Streets, near City Hall. Sunday 10am-2pm. Through October 26
Farm to Preschool II Farmers’ Market – Parsons Child and Family Center, 125 Bigelow Avenue, Schenectady. Thursday 2pm-5pm. June 19-September 18
Schenectady Union Street Farmers’ Market – Caldwell & Bankers Real Estate parking lot, 1760 Union Street, Niskayuna. Saturday 9am-1:30pm. Through November 1

Schoharie County
Schoharie County Festival Farmers’ Market – McCarthy Tire Center parking lot, 942 E. Main, Route 7E, Cobleskill. Saturday 10am-2pm. July 12-October 11
Sharon Springs Farmers’ Market – Main Street, near Roseboro Hotel. Saturday 9am-2pm  Through October

Washington County
Whitehall Rt. 22 Farmers’ Market – Park on Bouelvard, across from Canal. Tuesday 1pm-4pm. May 27-October 21.
Hudson Falls Farmers’ Market – Sutherland Pet Store, 1161 Dix Avenue. Tuesday 10am-1pm. June 3-Ocober 28
Granville Rt. 22 Farmers’ Market – Big Lots, Quacker Street. Monday 2pm-5pm. Through October 20
Salem Rt. 22 Farmers’ Market – Village Park, Rt. 22. Saturday 10am-1pm. ThroughOctober
Cambridge Famers’ Market – Grass area next to Cambridge Hotel, 4 West Main Street. Sunday 10am-2pm. Through October 12
Fort Edward Farmers’ Market – Broadway Bowl, 359 Broadway, Route 4. Friday 10am-1pm. June 6-October 24
Greenwich Farmer’s Market – Seventy Main (historical building). Wednesday 3p-6pm. Year-round


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