A former convent in Schenectady was lit in March 2016 as part of the beta test for the Breathing Lights art installation. (Photo credit: Hyers + Mebane)

3 Mayors Unveil Breathing Lights Events & Announce Surrounding Programming

  Public Art Project will Transform Neighborhoods, Highlighting City Revitalization Efforts Mayors Kathy Sheehan (Albany), Gary McCarthy (Schenectady), and Patrick Madden (Troy) gathered today at the rehabilitated former St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church on Eastern Avenue in Schenectady to announce a full list of events and surrounding programming for the Breathing Lights temporary public art…

Mayors and Project Partners Celebrate Breathing Lights

Region Selected as Recipient of Up To $1 Million from Bloomberg Philanthropies Public Art Challenge

Albany/Schenectady/Troy Region Submission One of 4 National Winners; “Breathing Lights” Will Address Urban Vacancy/Neighborhood Revitalization Bloomberg Philanthropies today announced that Breathing Lights, the regional submission by the cities of Albany, Schenectady and Troy has been selected as one of four areas from across the United States to receive up to $1 million as part of the…

Renowned Speaker Dan Pallotta Challenged Region to Rethink Charitable Giving

From our friends at Saratoga Today: Representatives of nonprofits, businesses, and people interested in philanthropy traveled from as far as Hudson, N.Y. to hear nationally renowned TED Talk speaker Dan Pallotta challenge their thinking about charitable giving on Tuesday, April 21, at the Saratoga Springs City Center. His talk before a crowd of nearly 400…

Oak Street Park Albany Community Foundation

Community Foundation Supports Park Project in Albany’s West Hill

The Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region is pleased to provide support through the Standish Family Fund and the John D. Picotte Family Foundation for this important project.  The Foundation, and these two funds are committed to community and neighborhood development in the City of Albany, and find this project to exemplify what positive…

Offering Hope This Holiday Season

From the Times Union: As we come to the close of 2014 and the holiday season, we at the Times Union hold great appreciation for the many who have contributed this year to our charity, the Times Union Hope Fund, which is dedicated to helping children at risk in the Capital Region. Since the fund was…