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.
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.
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.
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.