Summer park series resumes in Glenville

Three concerts and two movies on tap
Town Supervisor Chris Koetzle
Town Supervisor Chris Koetzle

GLENVILLE — The second summer of “Thursdays in the Park” will kick off at 7 p.m. Thursday at Indian Meadows Park on Droms Road, Glenville town officials said.

The town will be sponsoring concerts or movies at the town’s largest park each of the five Thursdays during the month of August, as it did last year. There will be three concerts, followed by two outdoor movie showings later in the month.

The summer series began last August as part of the promotion of Glenville 2020, to mark the town’s 200th anniversary in 2020, and town officials decided to repeat it this year.

Last year’s events drew only a few dozen people, but Town Supervisor Chris Koetzle hopes to improve on that. “This is clearly a beginner-type thing for us,” he said. “We hope it grows. It take a couple of years to get the word out, is what we’ve learned from other events.”

The Americana/bluegrass band Mother Judge will open the series this Thursday. They also played last year. The band includes Caroline Mother Judge, Mitch Elrod, Sten Isachsen and Bub Buckley.

Other upcoming shows include funk/pop band Operation Grove on Aug. 9, sponsored by the Glenville Rotary Club, and Americana orchestra The Red Hot Rhythm Royals on Aug. 16. Those concerts also begin at 7 p.m.

Aug. 23 will feature a “classic date night” movie: “Some Like It Hot,” the 1959 classic comedy starring Jack Lemmon, Tony Curtis and Marilyn Monroe. On Aug. 30, the family movie “Peter Rabbit” will be featured. Both movies will begin at dusk.

Free Stewart’s ice cream will be offered at the Mother Judge concert and the two movie nights. Glass Tavern and Your Hometowne Marketing are also sponsors.

“The town is pleased to offer such great events for our residents and we are happy that we have something for everyone — from adults to kids and families, from music lovers to movie-goers,” Koetzle said.

Activities take place in the “amphitheater” area near the playground. If there’s light rain events will be moved to the baseball pavilion, but events will be rescheduled if there’s a heavy storm, Koetzle said.

Reach Gazette reporter Stephen Williams at 518-395-3086, [email protected] or @gazettesteve on Twitter.

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