suns along the Mohawk

early on a Schenectady SummerNight (2017)

It’s been several years since I’ve attended Schenectady County SummerNight in Downtown Schenectady, on the “Proctors Block” of State Street and the Jay Street Pedestrian Mall. Expecting (erroneously, it seems) rain and thunderstorms this evening, I decided to check out the event a bit early, and arrived a half hour before the official 5 PM start time. The bands had not started yet, but plenty of other activities were already in progress, with food stalls making festive aromas.

 . . Phil Singer‘s sand sculpture of Wonder Woman, presented by Sunmark FCU, was a favorite sight.

This slide show presents photos in the order I took them, starting at Franklin Street and the Jay Street pedestrian walkway. It was suitably colorful, despite the gray skies, and folks were in a good mood. I did not miss the crushing crowd that would probably find its way to State Street by mid-evening, unless the weather forecast thinned the numbers.

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. . click here for our coverage of the 2018 version of SummerNight.