It’s the Weekend!

Is it Christmas yet?

After a long week, now it’s officially the big, long holiday weekend. It’s time to get out there and enjoy the weekend festivities of your choice. And, yes, there are plenty of options…

But before we head out, 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

Of course, we couldn’t possibly cover the wide, wonderful scope of offerings around town without a dedicated and devoted 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:

Larry Murray
J Hunter
Michael Seinberg
Fred Rudofsky
Stanley Johnson
Kirsten Ferguson
Pete Mason
Wes Seneca
Timothy Reidy
Rudy Lu
Tim Livingston
Brian Tromans
Andrew Gregory
Gene Sennes

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 Egg, Albany
Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs
The Times Union Center, Albany
The BSP Lounge, Kingston
The Albany Public Library, Albany
Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs
Barrington Stage Company, Pittsfield
The Bayou Cafe, Albany

Thanks for keeping Nippertown alive… and lively,

Sara Ayers
Greg Haymes

  1. Al Kash says

    After reading Metroland’s article on St. Joseph’s Church in downtown Albany being rejected to be a brewery/brew pub, I would like to see comments from everyone and on everything about this issue, people who have thoughts about this 151 year old magnificant structure that was constructed and who will never again see the workmanship/art/etc ever that goes into an historic building like this. The area will be bulldozed 2 fold in that time. A new condo/parking lot/etc,,, You will never see a St. Joseph’s again,, C’mon,, City of Albany,, Wake Up…

  2. J Hunter says

    The loss of this architecture would be a major blow to the area’s heritage. For me, I wouldn’t mind of it were turned into some kind of performing arts space. At the end of the day, though, it’s all about whether it can make money for its owners, and we’re already neck deep in concert and theatre venues. That’s not to say the brew pub concept would have been more successful: It might have gotten some novelty run for a bit, but if the quality isn’t superb (of the beer AND the food), people will just go back to the Pump Station, and the church will be up for sale again.

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