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Clifton Park, NY 12065
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Frank L. Messa Rink is a swanky multi-purpose arena that is located on the premises of Union College. It was built in 1975 and was formerly known as as Achilles Rink. The rink is part of the Achilles Center and is home to the skating and ice hockey teams of the college. All through the year, a number of tournaments and league fixtures are held here that draw a large number of fans from all over.
Developed in the year 1965 by Joe Lesik, Albany-Saratoga Speedway is an oval 4/10th track which is used for short track racing events. The track, which were initially made of asphalt is popularly known as The Great Race Place, due to the competitive short race events that takes place regularly. The tracks are now made of clay and have, in the past, hosted races that involved NASCAR modified cars. Zip ! Zap ! Zoom ! is all you'll hear at all races held here! Call ahead for more information.
Proctor's has a rich history attached with it. Established way back in 1926, this is one of the oldest theaters around and is known for its regal interiors and performances that generate applause and accolades. From symphonies, ballets to comedies, musicals and much more, this theater is a haven of talent. Many popular theater groups, actors, musicians and artistes have performed live on this stage. The theater also is open to giving rentals for meetings, parties and private events. It is also very well equipped with all the light, sound and technical apparatus. The theater also boasts of being very environmentally friendly.
The Schaghticoke Fairgrounds host the annual Schaghticoke Fair, which has been a staple of life in this small town for over 100 years. The fairgrounds also host other events throughout the year, including car shows, swap meets and more.
Spread across 220,000 square feet (20439 square meters), space is certainly not a constraint when it comes to EMPAC. EMPAC stands for Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC), an endeavor of the renowned Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Everything about this center is special, for selecting an architecture firm for its designing, a competition was held and the winner was chosen by an expert jury. No efforts are spared in constructing this structure that offers unique facilities and spaces to artists, researchers, art students and others to experiment and innovate in their respective art media. It boasts off a state-of-the-art concert hall, theater with enhanced technology, studios, and workspaces where resident artists can work with the supporting infrastructure at this center. The events held here range from concerts, art expositions, drama, art shows, workshops, and discussion sessions with experts from different fields and so forth. For schedule and other information, check website or call ahead.
The RPI Houston Field House, a multi-purpose arena that hosts many sporting events. Located on the campus of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, this place is the official venue for many hockey leagues, games and tournaments. The arena was built way back in 1949 and has been renovated and modified several times to make it the state-of-the-art, well- facilitated venue it is today. The place attracts large crowds during hockey seasons.
The Regal Cinemas at the Colonie Center provide a fantastic movie experience at their state-of-the-art facilities. All projections are Digital Light Processing (DLP), so you are assured the best possible viewing of your favorite Hollywood or indie flick.
The Joseph L. Bruno Stadium, also known as, ‘The Joe’, is located on the campus of Hudson Valley Community College, in Troy, just a few miles from Albany. Named after the former NY State Senate member Joseph Bruno, who acquired the USD14 million required to build the stadium, this baseball stadium is one of the premier venues for baseball in the Minor League Baseball circuit, and is the home of the Tri-City Valley Cats. The architecture firm Clough Harbour & Associates designed this stadium, equipped with a grass surface, and able to accommodate about 4,500 guests. Though the stadium is used primarily for baseball, it does host cultural events sometimes. Call for more information.
The Regal Cinemas at the Crossgates Mall provide a fantastic movie experience at their state-of-the-art facilities. One of the projectors is Digital Light Processing (DLP), so you are assured the best possible viewing of your favorite Hollywood or indie flick.
The SEFCU Arena has been a part of campus life at University at Albany since 1992, when it was opened at the Recreation and Convocation Center (RACC). Re-named in 2006 as the SEFCU Arena, this facility occupies a prominent role on campus, being the home of the university's men and women's basketball teams, as well as having an indoor track that measures 11 miles (17.7 kilometers). Besides sports, this arena also plays host to local community events like concerts and more. See the website or call to know more.
Albany is a major stop for comedians traveling the East Coast, mainly because it's right between Syracuse and Boston. Nevertheless, here at Comedy Works, guests come to see emerging and established comedic talent that is hit-or-miss depending on your style of humor. Moreover, the kitchen serves food until closing so guests can grab a bite to eat while enjoying a night of laughs.
The Linda Norris Auditorium, more affectionately known as 'The Linda' is housed inside an old bank building that has been converted into part of WAMC-FM's broadcast studio. From short films and documentaries to musical concerts and spoken-word, this auditorium provides several eclectic events throughout the week. The events are then broadcast live over the air and online. In addition to entertainment, WAMC also uses the venue as a place to create community relationships with various types of other 'non-artistic' entities, for instance, workshops on business development in low-income districts, social outreach programs and other benevolent endeavors.