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Brookfield, Cohoes City School District and City of Cohoes  Hold 2013 Falls View Park Arts and Music Festival

 

Falls View Park  re-opened for the 2013 season on May 1 and was marked by a the annual Falls View Park Arts & Music Festival held on Sunday, May 5. Brookfield  again teamed with the City of Cohoes School District for a student art show as well as musical performances from the high school’s AfterBeat select chorus.

 

Local musician Frankie Lessard and Cohoes-based Back Beat also performed at the festival.

 

Read about the Festival in the Troy Record.

 

Falls View Park is adjacent to Brookfield’s School Street hydroelectric facility on North Mohawk Street in Cohoes.  Don’t forget that Brookfield’s Overlook Park is open year-round for spectacular views of Cohoes Falls.

 

Historic photos are now up!

New Year Offers Connection with Cohoes of Yesteryear

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Shown here is historic Harmony Mills #3. In the foreground is a hydropower canal that today is Power Canal Park located on North Mohawk Street.

As we move forward into this New Year, it's time to look ahead to what's in store for the Friends of Cohoes Falls. Beginning February 2011, Brookfield will offer a glimpse of yesteryear through a collection of Cohoes-related photos and drawings from the early- to mid-1900s. Cohoes native Mike Pender -- the owner of this compilation -- has graciously agreed to share these images with the Friends of Cohoes Falls! Check out the Friends of Cohoes Falls website periodically as additional images from this historic collection are uploaded.


Overlook Park Contiues to Delight Visitors 

Brookfield reminds you that Overlook Park off North Mohawk and School Streets is open year-round for fantastic views of Cohoes Falls. In fact, a FOCF recently reported seeing two bald eagles soaring over Cohoes Falls during a crisp, clear winter day. 

2013 News

May 4, 2013 - Event Highlights falls, 'great attraction for Cohoes, article by Ian Benjamin, Troy Record

 

2012 News

May 6, 2012 - Community Comes Out for Falls View Park Second Annual Arts and Music Festival, article by Katie Nowak Roberts 

February 13, 2012 - Don't Miss the Cohoes Falls in Upstate New York, A Stunning Natural Wonder for All Seasons, article by Susan Dormady Eisenberg, Huffington Post.com

 

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