Enterprising Waters: New York’s Erie Canal
The Erie Canal directed the course of New York and American history. When it opened in 1825, this “boldest and biggest American engineering project of its century” unlocked the Western interior for trade and settlement. Boomtowns sprang up along the canal’s path and New York City, with its deep harbor connecting to the Hudson River, grew to be the nation’s most powerful center of international trade.
Albany Riverfront Jazz Festival
The City of Albany presents its 16th Annual Albany Riverfront Jazz Festival on Saturday, September 9. The all-day concert event will be held at Jennings Landing and concludes with a fantastic fireworks display!
Free and open to the public.
1:00 - 2:00 PM | The Jecco Trio
2:30 - 3:30 PM | The Piggly Wigglies
4:00 - 5:00 PM | Michael Benedict & Bopitude
Fort Orange General Store
Fort Orange General Store is a neighborhood shop at 412 Broadway in downtown Albany, New York. Here you'll find beautiful, hand-picked home goods and gifts, with an emphasis on handmade quality and great design. We're proud to feature the work of up and coming designers, artists and small companies from all over, and share them with our corner of the city. Fort Orange also serves as an intimate community gathering space for creative workshops and events.