Tag: Troy NY

Enchanted City Steampunk Festival in Troy, Sep 15

The fifth annual Enchanted City Steampunk Fair in Troy is this weekend. Enchanted City 2018 features the Inventor’s Party on Friday Night, a free street festival from 11am – 6pm on Saturday and the world famous Steam Powered Giraffe for their first trip to the East Coast in over 2 years on Saturday night.

The Enchanted City is an urban street fair and spectacle of steampunk fashion, fantasy and fabrications that magically transforms the historic blocks of downtown Troy, N.Y. into a “cosplay” alternative reality where Victorian fancy meets modern technology. The free festival has drawn more than 8,000 participants in previous years and expects to top that number this year.

Adults and children are encouraged to come dressed in steampunk clothing, or as fairies.

DATE/TIME:
Saturday, September 15, 2018: 11am to 6pm

LOCATION:
Riverfront Park
200 River Street,
Troy, NY 12180

TICKETS:
https://enchantedcity.ticketspice.com/the-enchanted-city-2018

MORE:
www.enchantedtroy.com

 

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Blackbeard The Musical at Troy Theatre Institute at SAge

Troy NY is just a short drive to the north of Columbia County, and what better reason to visit then a musical about Blackbeard. A new, family-friendly musical based on the  children’s book series Backbeard and the Birthday Suit and Backbeard: Pirate for Hire by Sage faculty member, Matthew McElligott.

This rollicking musical tells the tale of Backbeard, the hairiest pirate who ever lived, and his quest to answer the question, “How should a pirate look?” When a rowdy birthday party ruins his clothes, a pair of persuasive tailors convince him to try a vibrant new outfit of patterned trousers, a colorful coat, and a pig. Can the fearsome pirate win the acceptance of the Pirate Council, the townspeople, and even his own crew? Found out in this high-spirited story of courage, acceptance, and standing up for who you are.

Book and lyrics by Matthew McElligot,  music and lyrics by Michael Musial.

DATES/TIMES:
Thursday, June 7th at 10am
Friday, June 8th at 10am
Friday, June 8th at 7:30pm
Saturday, June 9th at 7:30pm
Sunday, June 10th at 2pm

ADMISSION:
Adults $15
Seniors / Students / Children $12
Sage $8
To buy tickets, visit http://tickets.sage.edu/event-registration/?ee=924

LOCATION:
Schacht Fine Arts Center Theater
5 Division Street
Troy, NY

MORE:
Theatre.Sage.edu
facebook.com/TheatreInstituteatSage

 

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Jeff McKinney is a Realtor in Columbia County, NY. Connect with him on Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, or Pinterest.

Enchanted City Steampunk Festival in Troy, Sep 16

The fourth annual Enchanted City Steampunk Fair, returns to Troy, NY this Saturday. The fairy tale of the city’s future and past is revealed for a day in this festival taking place in Troy’s historic downtown. It’s an urban spectacle of invention, imagination, and theater which honors Troy’s Victorian/Industrial heritage, while highlighting the City’s emerging creative economy and technology sector.

The festival will open with the Chamberlain Inventor’s Challenge Parade at 11am that leads into Riverfront Park. The day continues with vendors and special attractions, including street performers and peddlers, storytelling, dancing, puppet shows, interactive theater, magic acts and a costume contest. Adults and children are encouraged to come dressed in steampunk clothing, or as fairies.

DATE/TIME:
September 16, 2017
11:00am to 5:00 pm

LOCATION:
Riverfront Park
275 River Street,
Troy, NY 12180

PRICE:
Free

 

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Jeff McKinney is a Realtor in Columbia County, NY. Connect with him on Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, or Pinterest.