Real Good for FREE: Music On the Lawn @ Castleton Public Library

August 7th, 2013, 9:00 am by Greg
The Tri-County Banjo Band

The Tri-County Banjo Band

The Castleton Public Library is playing host to the Music On the Lawn concert series this month. The concerts take place on the library lawn from 6-8pm on Thursdays. Food and beverages will be available to purchase, and concert-goers are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets.

Here’s the schedule of performances:

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Signs of the City: Kinda Sorta Open

May 27th, 2010, 3:05 pm by Greg

It seems to be the sign of the city all over Nippertown: Kinda Sorta Open.

We spotted this sign in the window at Mahar’s in Castleton. Yes, that’s right, Castleton. It seems that the famed beer connoisseurs’ hotspot in Albany is branching out with a new, on-the-other-side-of-the-Hudson pub. Their doors have been open since Friday, but when we stopped by on Wednesday they still hadn’t received their New York State liquor license yet, so all they were serving was some sandwiches, cheese and draft root beer.

The delayed liquor license is also the cause of the kinda sorta open Club Helsinki Hudson, too. The brand new, long-awaited restaurant and nightclub opened its doors to the public for the first time on May 1 for the first in a series of pre-official opening Sound Check Events with “a limited bar,” meaning soft drinks and sparkling waters. Helsinki Hudson has two events on tap this weekend – the Friends of Daniel Pearl FODfest Community Concert at 8pm Friday and the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus at 9pm Sunday.

Meanwhile, the Judge’s Inn at 254 Broadway in Troy is doing the kinda-sorta soft opening thing while waiting for its liquor license, too. After shutting down Positively Fourth Street in March, Art Fredette was planning on opening the Judge’s Inn just around the corner by mid-April. Of course, that didn’t happen, but they finally managed to get the doors open last weekend with a limited sampling menu for dinners. This week, they’ve been serving a limited lunch menu (11am-3pm), but today (Thursday) and tomorrow (Friday), they’re doing both lunch and dinner (11am-10pm).

We’ll have more details all around as the status shifts from kinda sorta to definitely open at each venue.

Real Good for Free: Castleton Library

August 11th, 2009, 9:03 am by Greg

Celebrating its 100th anniversary, the Castleton Library is hosting a free Music on the Lawn concert series this month.

Showtime is 6pm on Thursdays, and here’s the schedule:

August 13: El Duke and The McNair Family
August 20: The Hurleys
August 27: The Tri-County Banjo Band

Real Good for Free: Sonny Landreth @ Mountain Park, 8/15
Real Good for Free: Riverfront Park, Athens (Fridays)
Real Good for Free: Albany Jazz Festival @ Riverfront Park (Sept. 12)
Real Good for Free: The Fabulous Folk Fest @ Bolton Landing (Sept. 6)
Real Good for Free: Spencer Day in Hudson(Friday, August 21)
Real Good for Free: Big Soul Ensemble @ Tess’ Lark Tavern (Tuesdays)
Real Good for Free: :30 Live! @ Berkshire Fringe (Mon / Wed)
Real Good for Free: Lake Luzerne (Thursdays)
Real Good for Free: Dutchman’s Landing, Catskill (Thursdays)
Real Good For Free: The Crossings in Colonie (Thursdays)
Real Good For Free: Rensselaer Riverfront Park (Wednesdays)
Real Good for Free: Kids’ shows in Troy (Wednesdays at noon)
Real Good for Free: Valatie’s Glynn Square (Sundays)
Real Good for Free: Schaghticoke Town Hall Gazebo (Thursdays)
Real Good For Free: Brunswick Community Center (Tuesdays)
Real Good for Free: Thurman (Mondays)
Real Good for Free: Sharon Springs (Wednesdays)
Real Good for Free: Rock-It in Schenectady (Fridays)
Real Good for Free: Bethlehem Public Library (Wednesdays)
Real Good for Free: East Greenbush Comm. Library (Wednesdays)
Real Good for Free: Stony Creek Town Park (Tuesdays)
Real Good For Free: RiverLink Park, Amsterdam (Saturdays)
Real Good For Free: Halfmoon (Wednesdays)
Real Good For Free: Chestertown (Thursdays)
Real Good for Free: Bolton Landing (Tuesdays)
Real Good for Free: Greenport Park, Hudson (Fridays)
Real Good for Free: The Sounds of Salem (Saturday mornings)
Real Good for Free: Latin Fest @ Washington Park (Sat. Aug. 29)
Real Good For Free: Schenectady Central Park (Sunday afternoons)
Real Good For Free: Clifton Park (Sundays)
Real Good for Free: Albany Public Library (Third Fridays)
Real Good for Free: At The Plaza, Albany (Wednesdays)
Real Good for Free: Skidmore’s Tang Museum (Fridays)
Real Good For Free: Pearl Street Live (Thursdays)
Real Good For Free: Freedom Park, Scotia (Various days)
Real Good For Free: Jazz on Jay (Thursdays at noon)
Real Good For Free: Cook Park, Colonie (Tuesdays)
Real Good For Free: Lake George (Wednesdays)
Real Good For Free: Canajoharie (Tuesdays)
Real Good For Free: Guilderland (Thursdays)
Real Good For Free: Alive @ 5 (Thursdays)
Real Good For Free: Powers Park (Saturdays)

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