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Grand Funk Railroad at Alive at Five

  • Rensselaer Boat Launch

    Forbes Avenue, Rensselaer, NY (map)

    42.658966 -73.731354

  • For those of you who have never attended the Alive at Five concert series by is the usual plan. We launch from the Rensselaer Boat Launch to avoid boat and car traffic...but you can launch from Corning Preserve if you wish. It's not a huge parking lot and I imagine we will have some parking "competition" so get there as early as you can and carpool if possible. I might be able to bring an extra boat.

     We launch just before 5 and normally head right to the docks behind the stage. If you launch late, you will most likely be able to see us from the takeout. We generally either bring food to eat there at the docks or get out and go find some at the vendors. Anything goes....sometimes we paddle around the area...go down to the Slater and back...meander, but for the most part, we park there. 

    We have been known to go on shore and SEE the band as well...our boats are pretty safe there. After the concert, some of us head to The Barge which is parked just North of the Alive at Five area...they always have the best of local bands playing, however it is pretty dark by then so make sure you bring your lights. 

    We hang out and rock and roll on the water, but again, we have been known to go on board for a beer or a dance or two. We used to do every Thursday night concert but this year, it'll be decided by request. 

    If you can't make it by kayak, come visit us down on the dock. It is one of my favorite evenings!!!! 

    Grand Funk Railroad
    Originating in Flint, Michigan in 1969, Grand Funk has accumulated 13 gold and 10 platinum records and sold over 25 million records worldwide in its storied 45-year career. Mega-hits “We’re An American Band”, “I’m Your Captain/CloserTo Home”, “Locomotion”, and “Some Kind Of Wonderful” still receive continuous airplay worldwide. Presented by Key Bank. Media partner: PYX 106.

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  • Sharon

    The launch site and music event are within eyeshot of each other. People will be returning to the launch site at different times, but I ask that if you return to the launch before others, try to coordinate to paddle back with someone else. We suggest you go back AFTER the music event is well over and most boat traffic has left. Another suggestion, is to cross over the river under the railroad bridge where you at least have protection of the piers as you cross. This is a night to stay out of the middle channel. LIFE PRESERVERS REQUIRED!

    July 30, 2014

    • Alison

      I'm new to this group. Used to canoe, lake and white water. Partner with canoe moved and so I've been off the water for a few years. Didn't really want to solo canoe and paddlers needing partners are rare. I like what I've been seeing in your meet ups. I'm going to take the LL bean kayak intro and would like to try a few outings with you before buying a boat. Any suggestions? Is this possible?

      August 1, 2014

  • Frank

    The radar weather map looks good enough to me, so I'm going to paddle anyway. Completely unofficial.

    July 31, 2014

  • Wendy

    So it is canceled? Is anyone going to paddle anyway?

    July 31, 2014

  • Sharon

    Looks like the chance of T-Storms is going to be just about the time we will be out there. The fact that they could be quick and volatile is going to force me to be on the safe side and cancel. I MAY still go and listen from shore, but again, weather or more importantly, the possibility of severe storms rules.

    July 31, 2014

    • Sharon

      Sometimes they move the venue to the Palace Theatre...not sure why they have not this time.

      July 31, 2014

  • Kathy

    Today's online Times Union says tomorrow's show has been moved under the bridge.

    July 30, 2014

    • Sharon

      Yeah, that is not a good sign. Let's watch the forecast for TStorms. Might have to cancel.

      July 30, 2014

  • Jean M.

    Rats, got called in for massage work. Have a blast. Hopefully next time......

    July 30, 2014

  • Nanci

    Can't go - sadly I will be kayaking in the Adirondacks!

    July 25, 2014

    • Kathy

      Oh, poor Nanci! I'll look for you paddler folks, but will be on the lawn.

      July 26, 2014


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