It’s Nipper Week!

July 31st, 2017, 1:30 pm by Greg

Yes, today officially kicks off Nipper Week around Greater Nippertown.

In celebration of the Downtown is Pawsome public art project – a display of 20 artist-decorated, 3-foot-tall Nipper sculptures placed throughout downtown Albany – the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society and the Downtown Albany BID are sponsoring Nipper Week through Sunday (August 6).

Each of the statues will be wearing a red collar and ID tag instructing people to take a selfie with a Nipper, then post it to the Facebook pages of both the Humane Society and the Downtown BID. Participants can then visit Nipper’s Nook, the new retail store at the Humane Society in Menands, show their posts, and receive an adorable Nipper dog toy through Sunday.

GO HERE for a map showing locations of all the statues in downtown Albany…

Also in conjunction with Nipper Week, the Humane Society is offering a microchip session from 4-6pm on Wednesday (August 2) in front of McGeary’s Pub, across the street from the Palace Theatre. Microchipping will be performed by MHHS veterinary staff in a mobile clinic. The cost is $20 per pet. Cats and dogs are welcome. Cats must be in carriers and dogs on leashes.

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It’s the Weekend!

April 1st, 2016, 4:00 pm by Greg
Shelby On A Car

Congrats! You made it through the week. But before we head out for the first weekend of April, we’d like to send a great big thank-you to everyone who dropped by this week to add encouragement, support, proof-reading and, yes, criticism, too. And thanks for helping to spread the word about Nippertown.com.

Of course, we couldn’t possibly cover the wide, wonderful scope of art and entertainment offerings around Nippertown without a dedicated bunch of wonderful writers, photographers, artists, tipsters and other assorted enablers who continually enrich us all with their contributions. So a big salute goes out to this week’s community contributors:

Rudy Lu
Ed Conway
Don Wilcock
Andrzej Pilarczyk
Stephen Stock
J Hunter
Larry Murray

Please consider adding your name to this list. Just send us something – a review, preview, interview, photo, list, rant, crayon drawing or whatever’s on your mind. Remember, Nippertown is your hometown, and we can’t possibly do this without your help.

Thanks to the fine folks who provided us with cool give-away merch – tickets, CDs, downloads and other swag – for the faithful Nippertown readers:

The Sanctuary for Independent Media, Troy
WAMC-FM’s The Linda, Albany

And thanks to all of the folks from the area venues and organizations who were gracious enough to provide us with review tickets and/or photo passes for their events:

Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy
Skidmore College’s Zankel Music Center, Saratoga Springs
College of St. Rose’s Massry Center for the Arts, Albany
Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs
Guthrie Bell Productions, Albany

Thanks for keeping Nippertown alive… and lively,

Sara Ayers
Greg Haymes

Where’s Nipper?

February 9th, 2016, 2:00 pm by Greg

nipper

Photograph by Yvonne Haymes

Lafayette, Louisiana…

It’s the Weekend!

October 2nd, 2015, 4:00 pm by Greg

It's the weekend!

Congrats! You made it through another work/school week. Summer isn’t over yet, and there are still a few outdoor festivals on the calendar for this first weekend of October.

But before we head out for another big fun-filled weekend, we’d like to send a great big thank-you to everyone who dropped by this week to add encouragement, support, proof-reading and, yes, criticism, too. And thanks for helping to spread the word about Nippertown.com.

Of course, we couldn’t possibly cover the wide, wonderful scope of art and entertainment offerings around Nippertown without a dedicated bunch of wonderful writers, photographers, artists, tipsters and other assorted enablers who continually enrich us all with their contributions. So a big salute goes out to this week’s community contributors:

Rudy Lu
Timothy Reidy
Steven Stock
Don Wilcock
Joe Deuel
Ed Conway
Fred Rudofsky
Matt Mac Haffie
Andrzej Pilarczyk
Christopher Weigl
Timothy Raab
Charles H. Haymes
Kirsten Ferguson
David Brickman
Larry Murray

Please consider adding your name to this list. Just send us something – a review, preview, interview, photo, list, rant, crayon drawing or whatever’s on your mind. Remember, Nippertown is your hometown, and we can’t possibly do this without your help.

Thanks to the fine folks who provided us with cool give-away merch – tickets, CDs, downloads and other swag – for the faithful Nippertown readers:

Proctors, Schenectady

And thanks to all of the folks from the area venues and organizations who were gracious enough to provide us with review tickets and/or photo passes for their events:

Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs
The Linda, Albany
Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs
The Hangar, Troy
Dana Park Summer Concert Series, Albany
A Place for Jazz, Schenectady
Albany Center Gallery, Albany
The Van Dyck, Schenectady
The Hyde Collection, Glens Falls
WEQX-FM, Manchester
New York State Office of General Services, Albany
Live Nation, Saratoga Springs

Thanks for keeping Nippertown alive… and lively,

Sara Ayers
Greg Haymes

It’s the (Labor Day) Weekend!

September 4th, 2015, 4:00 pm by Greg
Keep cool.

Just chillin'

Kudos to you for making it through another work week, so now it’s time to get out there and soak up some fun. But before we head out for the big Labor Day holiday weekend, we’d like to send a great big thank-you to everyone who dropped by this week to add encouragement, support, proof-reading and, yes, criticism, too. And thanks for helping to spread the word about Nippertown.com.

Of course, we couldn’t possibly cover the wide, wonderful scope of art and entertainment offerings around Nippertown without a dedicated bunch of wonderful writers, photographers, artists, tipsters and other assorted enablers who continually enrich us all with their contributions. So a big salute goes out to this week’s community contributors:

Rudy Lu
Timothy Reidy
Bokonon
L.R. Durocher
Stanley Johnson
Andrzej Pilarczyk
Kirsten Ferguson
Michael Seinberg
Joel Patterson
Timothy Raab
Gail M. Burns
David Brickman
Larry Murray

Please consider adding your name to this list. Just send us something – a review, preview, interview, photo, list, rant, crayon drawing or whatever’s on your mind. Remember, Nippertown is your hometown, and we can’t possibly do this without your help.

And thanks to all of the folks from the area venues and organizations who were gracious enough to provide us with review tickets and/or photo passes for their events:

Albany Office of Special Events, Albany
The Egg, Albany
Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs
The Music Haven, Schenectady
Club Helsinki, Hudson
Dana Park Concert Series, Albany
Altamont Fair, Altamont
UAlbany University Art Museum, Albany
Freedom Park, Scotia
Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Troy
The Theater Barn, New Lebanon
Live Nation, Saratoga Springs

Thanks for keeping Nippertown alive… and lively,

Sara Ayers
Greg Haymes

It’s the Weekend!

August 14th, 2015, 4:00 pm by Greg
Yeah, baby!

Zoomin'...

Kudos to you for making it through another work week, so now it’s time to get out there and soak up some fun. But before we head out for the weekend, we’d like to send a great big thank-you to everyone who dropped by this week to add encouragement, support, proof-reading and, yes, criticism, too. And thanks for helping to spread the word about Nippertown.com.

Of course, we couldn’t possibly cover the wide, wonderful scope of art and entertainment offerings around Nippertown without a dedicated bunch of wonderful writers, photographers, artists, tipsters and other assorted enablers who continually enrich us all with their contributions. So a big salute goes out to this week’s community contributors:

Ed Conway
Timothy Reidy
Martin Benjamin
Andrzej Pilarczyk
Cheri Bordelon
Rudy Lu
Joyce Cornell
Rosanne Cane
Larry Murray
Gail M. Burns

Please consider adding your name to this list. Just send us something – a review, preview, interview, photo, list, rant, crayon drawing or whatever’s on your mind. Remember, Nippertown is your hometown, and we can’t possibly do this without your help.

And thanks to all of the folks from the area venues and organizations who were gracious enough to provide us with review tickets and/or photo passes for their events:

The Music Haven, Schenectady
Lake George Arts Project, Lake George
The Ale House, Troy
The Low Beat, Albany
Wood Park, Lake George
Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival, Oak Hill
New York State Office of General Services, Albany
Barrington Stage Company, Pittsfield
Williamstown Theatre Festival, Williamstown
Shakespeare & Company, Lenox
Beacon Riverfest, Beacon

Thanks for keeping Nippertown alive… and lively,

Sara Ayers
Greg Haymes

It’s the Weekend!

July 17th, 2015, 4:00 pm by Greg

Keep cool.

Looks like it’s gonna be a scorcher…

Kudos to you for making it through another work week, so now it’s time to get out there and soak up some fun. But before we head out for another big, hot summer weekend, we’d like to send a great big thank-you to everyone who dropped by this week to add encouragement, support, proof-reading and, yes, criticism, too. And thanks for helping to spread the word about Nippertown.com.

Of course, we couldn’t possibly cover the wide, wonderful scope of art and entertainment offerings around Nippertown without a dedicated bunch of wonderful writers, photographers, artists, tipsters and other assorted enablers who continually enrich us all with their contributions. So a big salute goes out to this week’s community contributors:

Stanley Johnson
Don Wilcock
Timothy Raab
Timothy Reidy
Andrzej Pilarczyk
Kirsten Ferguson
Richard Brody
J Hunter
Rudy Lu
Steven Stock
Ross Marvin
Gail M. Burns
David Brickman
Roseann Cane
Larry Murray

Please consider adding your name to this list. Just send us something – a review, preview, interview, photo, list, rant, crayon drawing or whatever’s on your mind. Remember, Nippertown is your hometown, and we can’t possibly do this without your help.

Thanks to the fine folks who provided us with cool give-away merch – tickets, CDs, downloads and other swag – for the faithful Nippertown readers:

The Ale House, Troy
Unity Hall, Fort Plain

And thanks to all of the folks from the area venues and organizations who were gracious enough to provide us with review tickets and/or photo passes for their events:

Solid Sound, North Adams
Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs
The Palace Theatre, Albany
Lake George Arts Project, Lake George
Skidmore College’s Zankel Music Center, Saratoga Springs
The Egg, Albany
Club Helsinki, Hudson
MASS MoCA, North Adams
Office of Special Events, Albany
Riverlink Concerts, Amsterdam
BSP Lounge, Kingston
Skidmore College’s Tang Museum, Saratoga Springs
The Bearsville Theater, Woodstock
The Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield
The Theater Barn, New Lebanon

Thanks for keeping Nippertown alive… and lively,

Sara Ayers
Greg Haymes

It’s the Weekend!

July 2nd, 2015, 4:00 pm by Greg

This is my blanket. I like to eat it.

Kudos to you for making it through another work week, so now it’s time to get out there and soak up some fun. But before we head out for the big Independence Day weekend, we’d like to send a great big thank-you to everyone who dropped by this week to add encouragement, support, proof-reading and, yes, criticism, too. And thanks for helping to spread the word about Nippertown.com.

Of course, we couldn’t possibly cover the wide, wonderful scope of art and entertainment offerings around Nippertown without a dedicated bunch of wonderful writers, photographers, artists, tipsters and other assorted enablers who continually enrich us all with their contributions. So a big salute goes out to this week’s community contributors:

Stanley Johnson
Timothy Reidy
Ed Conway
Fred Rudofsky
Andrzej Pilarczyk
Joel Patterson
Gail M. Burns
Larry Murray

Please consider adding your name to this list. Just send us something – a review, preview, interview, photo, list, rant, crayon drawing or whatever’s on your mind. Remember, Nippertown is your hometown, and we can’t possibly do this without your help.

Thanks to the fine folks who provided us with cool give-away merch – tickets, CDs, downloads and other swag – for the faithful Nippertown readers:

Proctors, Schenectady

And thanks to all of the folks from the area venues and organizations who were gracious enough to provide us with review tickets and/or photo passes for their events:

The Low Beat, Albany
Solid Sound, North Adams
Troy River Fest, Troy
New York State Office of General Services, Albany
Art On Lark, Albany
The Falcon, Marlboro
The Theater Barn, New Lebanon

Thanks for keeping Nippertown alive… and lively,

Sara Ayers
Greg Haymes

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