Forbes Avenue, Rensselaer, NY
For those of you who have never attended the Alive at Five concert series by kayak...here 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.