Category Entertainment

The Altamont Fair – Albany Agricultural Society

The first Fair was sponsored by the Albany Agricultural Society in 1813. From then until 1892, fairs were held in Albany and other surrounding towns, including Bethlehem Center and Slingerlands. The Altamont Driving Park and Fair Association was incorporated on May 20, 1893. The Board of Directors voted to establish a grandstand (which would be […]

The Colonie Summer Theater

The Colonie Summer Theater was THE place for summer entertainment in the Albany area in the 1960’s.  It went by many names over the years: the Colonie Musical Theater,  the Colonie Summer  Theater, the Colonie Colosseum,   and the Starlite Theater, but to locals, it was always “The Tent”.  It was the  place many baby boomer […]

The Paradise Show Boat .. The Floating Night Club

The Paradise Show Boat For three years, the Paradise Show Boat Club was THE place to go in the Capital District.  It booked some of the biggest acts  and exuded a glamour and vitality unique to the 1930’s. The Paradise Show Boat started out as  a 5 masted schooner called the “City of Portland”.   When she was […]