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LIVE: First Night Saratoga, 12/31/11

Monday, January 9th, 2012
First Night Saratoga

Photographs by Andrzej Pilarczyk, Nippertown chief photographer

Welcome to 2012!

New Year’s Eve in Saratoga Springs has become quite the Nippertown tradition, and for music fans, there’s certainly no shortage of things to do. It’s a non-stop cavalcade of some of our finest homegrown musical talent – jazz, rock, Celtic, country, blues, zydeco, folk, bluegrass and more. Just about every kind of musical style was in the air somewhere around town during the annual First Night Saratoga celebration. All total, there were more than 70 performances and happenings taking place at nearly three dozen different performance venues.

Obviously, we couldn’t get to all of them, but here’s a sampling of what Nippertown chief photographer Andrzej Pilarczyk saw during his trek through the final moments of 2011:



Real Good for Free: The Uncle Sam Celebration @ Knickerbacker Park, 9/13/09

Friday, September 11th, 2009

Yes, it’s time to celebrate the life of a true American icon, and really, what better way to do that than with a John Lennon tribute show?

You can’t make this stuff up.

Anyway, the annual Uncle Sam Parade kicks off at 1pm on Sunday, September 13 from 125th Street and Fifth Avenue in Lansingburgh, and it marches over to 106th Street.

And immediately following the parade, there will be a family fun celebration in Knickerbacker Park (103rd Street and 8th Avenue) featuring rides for kids, chicken barbeque, skydivers and, of course, music:

Here’s the music schedule for the Uncle Sam Celebration:

3pm: Donny “Elvis” Romines
4pm: Imagining Lennon with McCartney
5:30pm: Cryin’ Out Loud

And it all wraps up with a fireworks display at 8pm.

Real Good for Free: The Uncle Brothers @ East Greenbush Community Library (Sept. 26)
Real Good for Free: Capital Region’s Got Talent @ Rev. Hall (9/10 & 9/17)
Real Good for Free: Happy Traum @ the Crandall Library (Various days)
Real Good For Free: Spencertown Academy Festival of Books ( Sept. 12-13)
Real Good for Free: CRUMBS Nite Out @ The Linda (4th Thursdays)
Real Good for Free: Albany’s September in the City Art Fair (Wednesdays)
Real Good for Free: Lake George Jazz Weekend (9/19-20)
Real Good for Free: LarkFEST!!!!!!!! (Sept. 19)
Real Good for Free: Albany Jazz Festival @ Riverfront Park (Sept. 12)
Real Good for Free: Rock-It in Schenectady (Fridays)
Real Good For Free: Halfmoon (Wednesdays)
Real Good for Free: Albany Public Library (Third Fridays)
Real Good for Free: At The Plaza, Albany (Wednesdays)

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