Friday, July 9, 2010

From the Pools to the Powers Park Concerts!

Powers Park Concert Series

Hey guess what… the Powers Park Concert Series starts tomorrow night! That’s right… one of the most highly anticipated summer events in Lansingburgh, or should I say all of Troy returns with seven weeks of free entertainment in one of Troy’s oldest and historic parks. Vito Ciccarelli has put together another great season of entertainment that includes everything from rock to country to dance party music. This is a true family friendly event and if you haven’t been before there is no better time to start than now… Hope to see you there, shows start at 6pm and you are encouraged to bring you own lawn chair if not you’ll be sitting on the ground. For more information visit

The 2010 Powers Park Concert Schedule
July 10 - Cryin Out Loud
July 17 - Al Bruno, Neil Diamond Tribute
July 24 -Blue Hand Luke, Classic Rock Party
July 31 - Renee’ Lussier & Branchwater, Country Night
Aug 07 - Four School, Teacher Rock
Aug 14 - Solid Smoke, Funk N Soul Night
Aug 21 - The Greyhounds, Retro Dance Party


There has been a lot of hubbub lately on the news and in the papers about the delayed opening of the city pools… The South Troy and Lansingburgh pools have since been opened… But I don’t want to dwell on the he said she said; finger pointing and bickering that has surrounded this story. Instead I’d like to highlight some of the good city residents can gain from utilizing our public pools.

Most of the attention recently has been how the pools benefit the kids. Well other than the obvious, swimming (for free), they can also receive free swimming lessons, receive a free lunch on weekdays, and participate in swim clinics hosted by the Uncle Sam Swim team. But the fun can be had by adults too… The free evening swim programs offer a variety of ways to relax and enjoy the water. There are daily adult swims (no kids splashing about) and family events (probably a little less rowdy than open swim times). The pools are open every day of the week from 1pm to 5:30 pm... the evening swim programs are held weekdays only, from 6pm to 8pm.

Click here to download the City’s 2010 Summer Swim Program for more information. This is a great was to stay cool, have fun, and to enjoy the summer all for no or very little cost. So make sure you maximize your use of these facilities and remember safety first.

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